Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 278 304
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 +21
Permanent jobs citing B2B 930 1,677 1,886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.17% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.27% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 803 1,284 1,600
Median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +12.24% -2.00%
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,125 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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 80,362 131,748 158,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.27% 92.24% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 63,702 103,166 127,091
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4 June 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 4 June 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 -7 876 £55,000 - 57
London +24 502 £60,000 -4.00% 33
UK excluding London -38 398 £45,000 - 27
South East -45 126 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North of England +41 85 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Work from Home +78 77 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Midlands +21 59 £42,000 +20.00% 8
South West +16 55 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East of England +69 46 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North West +14 46 £51,250 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire +86 35 £45,000 -3.74% 1
West Midlands +4 29 £41,500 +7.10% 6
East Midlands +38 27 £40,000 +48.15% 2
Scotland +39 16 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +23 6 £52,500 +40.00% 1
North East +11 6 £47,500 +40.74% 2
Wales +8 5 £45,000 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 274 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (25.27%) Marketing
3 221 (23.76%) B2C
4 178 (19.14%) Finance
5 160 (17.20%) JavaScript
6 152 (16.34%) SaaS
7 124 (13.33%) HTML
8 119 (12.80%) User Experience
9 104 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
10 100 (10.75%) Analytics
11 98 (10.54%) B2B Sales
12 94 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
13 93 (10.00%) Degree
14 90 (9.68%) CSS
15 87 (9.35%) Microsoft
16 86 (9.25%) Azure
17 81 (8.71%) Scrum
18 79 (8.49%) AWS
19 77 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 77 (8.28%) SQL
20 75 (8.06%) Product Management
21 73 (7.85%) Business Development
22 72 (7.74%) Java
23 71 (7.63%) .NET
23 71 (7.63%) CRM
24 69 (7.42%) E-Commerce
24 69 (7.42%) C#
25 64 (6.88%) Retail
25 64 (6.88%) Web Services
26 63 (6.77%) Project Management

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 31 (3.33%) CMS
2 25 (2.69%) Apache
3 19 (2.04%) IIS
4 14 (1.51%) Confluence
4 14 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.18%) WordPress
6 6 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.54%) Drupal
7 5 (0.54%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.43%) GemFire
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.32%) JBoss
9 3 (0.32%) Kentico
9 3 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 54 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.12%) Sketch
4 24 (2.58%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (1.51%) Figma
7 12 (1.29%) InVision
8 10 (1.08%) Adobe XD
9 8 (0.86%) InDesign
10 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.54%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.40%) Distributed Ledger
1 13 (1.40%) R3 Corda
2 10 (1.08%) Eloqua
2 10 (1.08%) Magento
2 10 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.75%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.54%) Shopify
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.11%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.11%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.34%) SaaS
2 86 (9.25%) Azure
3 79 (8.49%) AWS
4 24 (2.58%) Office 365
5 15 (1.61%) GCP
5 15 (1.61%) GitHub
6 14 (1.51%) Google Analytics
6 14 (1.51%) Power Platform
6 14 (1.51%) Serverless
7 12 (1.29%) PaaS
8 11 (1.18%) IaaS
9 9 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 8 (0.86%) Slack
11 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.65%) npm
12 5 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.54%) Dropbox
12 5 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.98%) Broadband
2 30 (3.23%) Internet
3 13 (1.40%) LAN
3 13 (1.40%) WAN
4 10 (1.08%) HTTP
4 10 (1.08%) Skype
4 10 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (0.97%) Extranet
6 8 (0.86%) Firewall
6 8 (0.86%) VPN
7 7 (0.75%) DNS
7 7 (0.75%) FTP
7 7 (0.75%) MPLS
8 6 (0.65%) SSH
9 5 (0.54%) Intranet
9 5 (0.54%) Telnet
9 5 (0.54%) VoIP
9 5 (0.54%) Wireless
10 4 (0.43%) DHCP
10 4 (0.43%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.05%) MySQL
2 43 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.72%) Blockchain
3 16 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.29%) Big Data
4 12 (1.29%) Power BI
5 9 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.75%) FileMaker
8 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.54%) GIS
9 5 (0.54%) QGIS
10 4 (0.43%) HBase
10 4 (0.43%) Sisense
10 4 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 63 (6.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.90%) JIRA
3 17 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.51%) Selenium
5 13 (1.40%) Axure RP
6 11 (1.18%) Jasmine
6 11 (1.18%) SpecFlow
7 10 (1.08%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.97%) Mocha
8 9 (0.97%) Subversion
9 8 (0.86%) NUnit
10 7 (0.75%) gulp
10 7 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.75%) webpack
11 5 (0.54%) GitLab
11 5 (0.54%) PostCSS
11 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.43%) git-flow
12 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 235 (25.27%) Marketing
2 178 (19.14%) Finance
3 64 (6.88%) Retail
4 41 (4.41%) Advertising
5 32 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.23%) Publishing
7 24 (2.58%) Banking
8 21 (2.26%) Legal
9 20 (2.15%) Law
10 19 (2.04%) Back Office
11 18 (1.94%) Games
12 16 (1.72%) Brand Awareness
13 14 (1.51%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.97%) Local Government
15 8 (0.86%) German Language
16 6 (0.65%) Automotive
17 4 (0.43%) Electronics
17 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.43%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 192 (20.65%) Developer
2 77 (8.28%) Designer
3 67 (7.20%) Product Manager
4 63 (6.77%) Analyst
5 49 (5.27%) UX Designer
6 45 (4.84%) Sales Executive
7 44 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
8 43 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 39 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 36 (3.87%) Software Engineer
11 34 (3.66%) Account Manager
11 34 (3.66%) Software Developer
12 32 (3.44%) Consultant
13 31 (3.33%) .NET Developer
13 31 (3.33%) Development Manager
14 30 (3.23%) Project Manager
15 29 (3.12%) Architect
16 27 (2.90%) Business Analyst
16 27 (2.90%) UI Designer
17 25 (2.69%) Business Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (13.33%) HTML
2 90 (9.68%) CSS
3 71 (7.63%) .NET
4 64 (6.88%) Web Services
5 48 (5.16%) Node.js
5 48 (5.16%) React
6 42 (4.52%) jQuery
6 42 (4.52%) REST
7 38 (4.09%) XML
8 34 (3.66%) AngularJS
9 33 (3.55%) .NET Framework
10 28 (3.01%) Vue.js
11 27 (2.90%) ASP.NET
12 24 (2.58%) Sass
13 23 (2.47%) Spring
14 22 (2.37%) HTML5
15 21 (2.26%) JSON
15 21 (2.26%) LAMP
16 19 (2.04%) .NET Core
16 19 (2.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.80%) User Experience
2 94 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.48%) Social Media
4 43 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 40 (4.30%) Mobile App
6 36 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.83%) Blog
8 16 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.29%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (0.75%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (0.75%) Internet of Things
13 7 (0.75%) Social Network
14 6 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.65%) Life Science
14 6 (0.65%) NHS
15 5 (0.54%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.59%) Linux
2 31 (3.33%) Windows
3 8 (0.86%) Android
3 8 (0.86%) Unix
3 8 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.65%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.22%) Debian
7 2 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (23.76%) B2C
3 104 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
4 100 (10.75%) Analytics
5 98 (10.54%) B2B Sales
6 81 (8.71%) Scrum
7 77 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 75 (8.06%) Product Management
9 73 (7.85%) Business Development
10 71 (7.63%) CRM
11 69 (7.42%) E-Commerce
12 63 (6.77%) Project Management
13 61 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 60 (6.45%) DevOps
15 59 (6.34%) Fintech
16 54 (5.81%) Digital Marketing
16 54 (5.81%) MVC
17 48 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (4.95%) Wireframes
19 44 (4.73%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 160 (17.20%) JavaScript
2 77 (8.28%) SQL
3 72 (7.74%) Java
4 69 (7.42%) C#
5 60 (6.45%) PHP
6 24 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.26%) Python
8 19 (2.04%) C
9 15 (1.61%) Kotlin
10 14 (1.51%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.08%) C++
13 9 (0.97%) Java 8
14 8 (0.86%) ES6
15 5 (0.54%) VBScript
16 4 (0.43%) ABAP
17 3 (0.32%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.32%) Go
17 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 93 (10.00%) Degree
2 16 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (1.29%) CCNA
4 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.43%) CCNP
6 3 (0.32%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.22%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.22%) CCDP
7 2 (0.22%) CCIE
7 2 (0.22%) CCSP
7 2 (0.22%) CISSP
7 2 (0.22%) HND
7 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) SSCP
7 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCSE
8 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.47%) QA
2 22 (2.37%) GDPR
3 17 (1.83%) SLA
4 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.43%) PMO
6 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) PSD2
7 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 30 (3.23%) Docker
2 15 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.54%) Ansible
2 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.54%) Puppet
2 5 (0.54%) SCCM
3 4 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.43%) Terraform
4 3 (0.32%) Control-M
4 3 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.22%) MIIS
6 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.27%) Salesforce.com
3 38 (4.09%) Adobe
4 30 (3.23%) SAP
5 26 (2.80%) HubSpot
6 25 (2.69%) Google
7 24 (2.58%) Pardot
8 19 (2.04%) Tableau
9 16 (1.72%) hybris
9 16 (1.72%) Marketo
10 15 (1.61%) IBM
11 14 (1.51%) Cisco
11 14 (1.51%) Openreach
11 14 (1.51%) Oracle
12 9 (0.97%) Dell
13 8 (0.86%) Facebook
14 7 (0.75%) BT
14 7 (0.75%) HP
15 6 (0.65%) IBM Sterling
15 6 (0.65%) Sitecore