Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 293 324
Rank change year-on-year +40 +31 +25
Permanent jobs citing B2B 623 1,499 1,708
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.10% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.19% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 659 1,253 1,407
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% -1.90%
10th Percentile £32,900 £26,050 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +5.88%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing B2B as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing B2B.

Salary trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing B2B over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for B2B in the UK

B2B
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 603 £60,000 +9.09% 127
London +60 340 £65,000 +8.33% 55
UK excluding London +51 269 £50,000 - 82
Work from Home +57 121 £60,000 -14.29% 22
South East +55 84 £50,000 -16.67% 28
North of England +96 66 £45,000 - 11
Midlands +65 45 £43,250 -17.62% 22
South West +58 34 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire +105 31 £60,000 +40.35% 1
East of England +100 31 £67,500 +35.00% 7
North West +65 30 £42,500 -5.56% 8
East Midlands +89 24 £40,000 -20.00% 9
West Midlands +42 18 £47,500 -26.92% 13
Scotland +78 5 £30,000 -31.43% 9
North East +21 4 £79,000 +216.00% 2
Wales +42 3 £25,000 -42.86% 1
Northern Ireland +17 1 £70,000 +86.67%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for B2B.

1 204 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.45%) B2C
3 123 (19.74%) AWS
4 120 (19.26%) Marketing
5 117 (18.78%) JavaScript
6 112 (17.98%) Azure
7 111 (17.82%) SaaS
7 111 (17.82%) Java
8 110 (17.66%) Web Services
9 95 (15.25%) HTML
10 88 (14.13%) DevOps
10 88 (14.13%) Microservices
11 80 (12.84%) Finance
12 78 (12.52%) SQL
13 75 (12.04%) E-Commerce
14 73 (11.72%) Scrum
15 69 (11.08%) CSS
15 69 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
15 69 (11.08%) Identity Access Management
16 68 (10.91%) Python
17 64 (10.27%) Degree
18 61 (9.79%) Linux
19 60 (9.63%) Analytics
20 58 (9.31%) OAuth2
20 58 (9.31%) OAuth
21 56 (8.99%) Salesforce.com
22 55 (8.83%) DNS
22 55 (8.83%) Software Engineering
23 53 (8.51%) .NET
24 52 (8.35%) Data Integration

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (4.01%) Apache
2 23 (3.69%) Skype for Business
3 19 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (2.89%) CMS
5 12 (1.93%) Confluence
5 12 (1.93%) IIS
6 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.32%) WordPress
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.16%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.96%) Figma
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) Sketch
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (7.70%) R3 Corda
2 40 (6.42%) Distributed Ledger
3 21 (3.37%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.96%) Magento
4 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.96%) Shopify
5 5 (0.80%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.64%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.64%) Social Studio
7 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.48%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.48%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.32%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 123 (19.74%) AWS
2 112 (17.98%) Azure
3 111 (17.82%) SaaS
4 36 (5.78%) GCP
5 34 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (4.49%) Office 365
7 23 (3.69%) PaaS
7 23 (3.69%) Route 53
7 23 (3.69%) Slack
8 20 (3.21%) IaaS
9 19 (3.05%) Akamai
9 19 (3.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (2.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (1.61%) GitHub
12 9 (1.44%) Google Analytics
13 8 (1.28%) Serverless
14 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.64%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.48%) Oracle CX
16 2 (0.32%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.83%) DNS
2 34 (5.46%) Wireless
3 31 (4.98%) Firewall
3 31 (4.98%) MPLS
4 25 (4.01%) WAN
5 24 (3.85%) DHCP
5 24 (3.85%) Network Security
5 24 (3.85%) Skype
5 24 (3.85%) VPN
5 24 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (3.69%) BGP
6 23 (3.69%) IPsec
6 23 (3.69%) LAN
6 23 (3.69%) MRTG
6 23 (3.69%) OSPF
6 23 (3.69%) RIP
6 23 (3.69%) SNMP
6 23 (3.69%) TACACS
6 23 (3.69%) VoIP
6 23 (3.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.38%) Blockchain
2 43 (6.90%) MySQL
3 31 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 24 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.25%) Tableau
7 7 (1.12%) Big Data
8 6 (0.96%) Sisense
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.64%) Flink
9 4 (0.64%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.64%) Power BI
9 4 (0.64%) Redis
10 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.32%) Looker
Development Applications
1 28 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.73%) JIRA
3 14 (2.25%) Subversion
4 12 (1.93%) IntelliJ
4 12 (1.93%) JUnit
5 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.96%) SpecFlow
6 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.64%) NUnit
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.48%) Ant
8 3 (0.48%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.32%) Maven
9 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.16%) Balsamiq
10 1 (0.16%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.16%) Mockito
General
1 120 (19.26%) Marketing
2 80 (12.84%) Finance
3 40 (6.42%) Retail
4 39 (6.26%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.98%) Advertising
6 23 (3.69%) Publishing
7 22 (3.53%) Law
8 19 (3.05%) Games
9 14 (2.25%) Legal
10 11 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
11 9 (1.44%) Banking
12 5 (0.80%) Electronics
13 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.48%) Back Office
14 3 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.32%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) Billing
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (23.76%) Developer
2 50 (8.03%) Product Manager
3 43 (6.90%) Architect
4 38 (6.10%) Consultant
5 33 (5.30%) Senior Developer
5 33 (5.30%) Software Engineer
6 29 (4.65%) Analyst
6 29 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 27 (4.33%) Network Engineer
8 26 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 22 (3.53%) Product Owner
10 21 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.21%) Development Manager
11 20 (3.21%) Marketing Manager
12 17 (2.73%) Junior
12 17 (2.73%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.57%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (2.41%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.41%) Java Developer
14 15 (2.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (17.66%) Web Services
2 95 (15.25%) HTML
3 69 (11.08%) CSS
4 58 (9.31%) OAuth
4 58 (9.31%) OAuth2
5 53 (8.51%) .NET
6 42 (6.74%) jQuery
7 40 (6.42%) Spring
8 38 (6.10%) Node.js
9 36 (5.78%) XML
10 30 (4.82%) ASP.NET
10 30 (4.82%) REST
11 28 (4.49%) Spring Boot
12 23 (3.69%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.53%) LAMP
14 21 (3.37%) React
15 19 (3.05%) RESTful
16 16 (2.57%) .NET Core
16 16 (2.57%) HTML5
17 14 (2.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.46%) User Experience
3 31 (4.98%) Social Media
4 30 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.53%) Cloud Native
7 21 (3.37%) FMCG
8 19 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.25%) Blog
10 13 (2.09%) Enterprise Cloud
10 13 (2.09%) NHS
11 11 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.80%) TRADACOMS
15 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.64%) PMI
16 3 (0.48%) EPoS
16 3 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.79%) Linux
2 27 (4.33%) Windows
3 23 (3.69%) Mac OS X
4 18 (2.89%) Android
5 17 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.93%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.64%) Debian
8 3 (0.48%) Unix
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.45%) B2C
3 88 (14.13%) DevOps
3 88 (14.13%) Microservices
4 75 (12.04%) E-Commerce
5 73 (11.72%) Scrum
6 69 (11.08%) Identity Access Management
7 60 (9.63%) Analytics
8 55 (8.83%) Software Engineering
9 52 (8.35%) Data Integration
10 51 (8.19%) Data Modelling
10 51 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (7.87%) Data Transformation
12 47 (7.54%) CRM
13 44 (7.06%) MVC
14 43 (6.90%) B2B Sales
15 37 (5.94%) Kanban
16 35 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (5.30%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (18.78%) JavaScript
2 111 (17.82%) Java
3 78 (12.52%) SQL
4 68 (10.91%) Python
5 49 (7.87%) C#
6 48 (7.70%) Kotlin
7 45 (7.22%) PHP
8 21 (3.37%) Go
8 21 (3.37%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.05%) Ruby
9 19 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.09%) Apex Code
11 11 (1.77%) C++
12 10 (1.61%) XPath
13 9 (1.44%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.80%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.80%) ActionScript 2.0
14 5 (0.80%) C
14 5 (0.80%) R
14 5 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (10.27%) Degree
2 26 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.89%) CCNA
4 12 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.77%) CCNP
6 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.28%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.64%) MBA
7 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.32%) APMG
9 2 (0.32%) CISA
9 2 (0.32%) HND
9 2 (0.32%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.16%) CISM
10 1 (0.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.57%) QA
2 13 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.61%) SLA
4 7 (1.12%) GDPR
5 3 (0.48%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) GxP
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) NIST
6 2 (0.32%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) GMP
System Software
1 45 (7.22%) Docker
2 41 (6.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (8.35%) Puppet
2 50 (8.03%) Ansible
3 47 (7.54%) Kubernetes
4 42 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.94%) Terraform
6 27 (4.33%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (3.69%) Nagios
8 3 (0.48%) Grafana
8 3 (0.48%) Munin
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (8.99%) Salesforce.com
2 51 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.90%) SAP
4 29 (4.65%) Adobe
5 27 (4.33%) Cisco
6 24 (3.85%) hybris
6 24 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 23 (3.69%) Avaya
7 23 (3.69%) Riverbed
8 19 (3.05%) New Relic
8 19 (3.05%) Oracle
9 13 (2.09%) Google
10 10 (1.61%) Pardot
11 9 (1.44%) Ariba
12 7 (1.12%) HubSpot
12 7 (1.12%) IBM
13 5 (0.80%) SEEBURGER
14 4 (0.64%) BT
14 4 (0.64%) Cognizant
14 4 (0.64%) Marketo