Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 337 305
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32 +24
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,680 1,735 1,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.97% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.05% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,280 1,395 1,539
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.96% +6.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing B2B.

Salary trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing B2B over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for B2B in the UK

B2B
Top 15 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 11 December 2018. 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 +28 1,617 £52,500 - 314
London +39 860 £62,000 +3.33% 156
UK excluding London +26 779 £44,000 -2.22% 170
South East -21 290 £50,000 +11.11% 33
North of England +31 170 £35,000 -9.09% 47
South West +95 137 £40,000 +6.67% 32
North West +24 112 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Midlands +35 97 £42,500 +21.43% 26
West Midlands +20 72 £45,000 +50.00% 15
East of England +11 72 £42,500 -19.05% 20
Yorkshire +13 43 £25,000 -35.06% 11
East Midlands +19 25 £23,000 -42.50% 11
Scotland -4 21 £35,000 -12.50% 8
North East +3 15 £18,750 -5.66% 13
Wales -6 4 £33,750 -32.50% 4

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 514 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (28.99%) B2C
3 434 (25.83%) Marketing
4 387 (23.04%) Finance
5 285 (16.96%) Degree
6 261 (15.54%) E-Commerce
7 228 (13.57%) Microsoft
8 204 (12.14%) Project Management
9 201 (11.96%) .NET
10 192 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
11 191 (11.37%) JavaScript
12 189 (11.25%) SQL
13 178 (10.60%) Analytics
14 173 (10.30%) User Experience
15 172 (10.24%) HTML
16 171 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
17 165 (9.82%) Scrum
18 163 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 160 (9.52%) C#
20 152 (9.05%) CSS
20 152 (9.05%) SaaS
21 147 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
22 142 (8.45%) Business Development
23 141 (8.39%) Retail
24 134 (7.98%) CRM
25 133 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
26 128 (7.62%) B2B Sales
27 124 (7.38%) SQL Server
28 118 (7.02%) Java
29 115 (6.85%) Software Engineering

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 77 (4.58%) CMS
2 41 (2.44%) WordPress
3 34 (2.02%) Apache
4 33 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 24 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.43%) IIS
6 16 (0.95%) Drupal
7 14 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.71%) Confluence
8 12 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.54%) Kentico
9 9 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.48%) Marvel
10 8 (0.48%) SAS
11 6 (0.36%) Mule
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 52 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.92%) Chatbot
3 43 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.13%) InVision
6 18 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.95%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
9 12 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.30%) InDesign
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.12%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) SPSS
12 1 (0.060%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 51 (3.04%) SAP Hybris
2 22 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.65%) Magento
4 10 (0.60%) Eloqua
5 9 (0.54%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.42%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.30%) Shopify
9 4 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.18%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.060%) OpenCart
12 1 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 152 (9.05%) SaaS
2 147 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.44%) Office 365
5 40 (2.38%) Google Analytics
6 30 (1.79%) GitHub
7 20 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.83%) AdWords
8 14 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.77%) PaaS
10 10 (0.60%) IaaS
11 7 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.36%) npm
12 6 (0.36%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.36%) Serverless
13 5 (0.30%) Akamai
14 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.24%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.92%) Internet
2 47 (2.80%) HTTP
3 44 (2.62%) Firewall
4 38 (2.26%) Unified Communications
5 33 (1.96%) MPLS
6 25 (1.49%) VPLS
7 23 (1.37%) DNS
8 17 (1.01%) Broadband
9 16 (0.95%) LAN
9 16 (0.95%) SSL
9 16 (0.95%) WAN
10 14 (0.83%) FTP
11 10 (0.60%) TCP/IP
12 9 (0.54%) VPN
13 8 (0.48%) Wireless
14 7 (0.42%) DHCP
14 7 (0.42%) VoIP
14 7 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.64%) MySQL
3 57 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 45 (2.68%) Big Data
5 33 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (0.89%) Redis
11 13 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.65%) Power BI
12 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.42%) Mixpanel
14 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.36%) SAP HANA
15 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.86%) JIRA
3 26 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.31%) TeamCity
6 20 (1.19%) Selenium
7 16 (0.95%) Axure RP
8 13 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 13 (0.77%) Subversion
8 13 (0.77%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.71%) Mockito
10 11 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.54%) gulp
11 9 (0.54%) webpack
12 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.48%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.42%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.36%) Grunt
14 6 (0.36%) RSpec
14 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 434 (25.83%) Marketing
2 387 (23.04%) Finance
3 141 (8.39%) Retail
4 114 (6.79%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.74%) Banking
6 42 (2.50%) Advertising
7 31 (1.85%) Law
8 25 (1.49%) Legal
8 25 (1.49%) Publishing
9 23 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.31%) Back Office
11 21 (1.25%) Brand Awareness
12 18 (1.07%) Automotive
13 17 (1.01%) Electronics
14 15 (0.89%) Games
15 12 (0.71%) French Language
16 9 (0.54%) Billing
16 9 (0.54%) German Language
17 8 (0.48%) Local Government
18 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 287 (17.08%) Developer
2 183 (10.89%) Analyst
3 113 (6.73%) Business Analyst
4 102 (6.07%) Product Manager
5 98 (5.83%) Architect
6 96 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 86 (5.12%) Consultant
8 73 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 71 (4.23%) Development Manager
10 66 (3.93%) .NET Developer
11 60 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
12 58 (3.45%) Senior Manager
13 51 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (2.92%) E-Commerce Manager
14 49 (2.92%) Sales Executive
15 48 (2.86%) Java Developer
16 45 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
16 45 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 43 (2.56%) Product Owner
17 43 (2.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.96%) .NET
2 172 (10.24%) HTML
3 152 (9.05%) CSS
4 94 (5.60%) jQuery
5 90 (5.36%) REST
6 89 (5.30%) Web Services
7 55 (3.27%) XML
8 54 (3.21%) ASP.NET
9 53 (3.15%) HTML5
10 49 (2.92%) .NET Core
11 47 (2.80%) AngularJS
12 46 (2.74%) Node.js
13 45 (2.68%) React
13 45 (2.68%) Vue.js
14 40 (2.38%) CSS3
15 31 (1.85%) Middleware
15 31 (1.85%) RESTful
15 31 (1.85%) Spring
16 28 (1.67%) LAMP
17 27 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 192 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (10.30%) User Experience
3 72 (4.29%) Social Media
4 71 (4.23%) Fintech
4 71 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
5 59 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (3.21%) Virtual Team
7 46 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 41 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 41 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.13%) Blog
11 17 (1.01%) CESG
11 17 (1.01%) Marketing Technology
12 15 (0.89%) FMCG
12 15 (0.89%) Smart Meter
13 14 (0.83%) Internet of Things
13 14 (0.83%) iPad
14 9 (0.54%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 81 (4.82%) Linux
2 45 (2.68%) Windows
3 28 (1.67%) Android
4 27 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.31%) Unix
6 11 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (28.99%) B2C
3 261 (15.54%) E-Commerce
4 204 (12.14%) Project Management
5 178 (10.60%) Analytics
6 171 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
7 165 (9.82%) Scrum
8 163 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 142 (8.45%) Business Development
10 134 (7.98%) CRM
11 128 (7.62%) B2B Sales
12 115 (6.85%) Software Engineering
13 107 (6.37%) DevOps
13 107 (6.37%) Microservices
14 106 (6.31%) Presales
15 104 (6.19%) Test Automation
16 101 (6.01%) MVC
17 98 (5.83%) TDD
18 94 (5.60%) Mentoring
19 91 (5.42%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 191 (11.37%) JavaScript
2 189 (11.25%) SQL
3 160 (9.52%) C#
4 118 (7.02%) Java
5 86 (5.12%) PHP
6 49 (2.92%) Python
7 37 (2.20%) C
8 20 (1.19%) Java 8
9 16 (0.95%) Groovy
10 12 (0.71%) VB
11 11 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.65%) Ruby
12 10 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.42%) Clojure
15 7 (0.42%) Scala
16 6 (0.36%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.36%) R
16 6 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 285 (16.96%) Degree
2 58 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.25%) MCITP
3 21 (1.25%) MCSE
3 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 16 (0.95%) PMP
5 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.48%) CISSP
7 8 (0.48%) ISEB
8 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.30%) OCP
9 5 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.30%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.30%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.36%) QA
2 32 (1.90%) GDPR
3 27 (1.61%) SLA
4 25 (1.49%) PMO
5 16 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.18%) BS7799
9 3 (0.18%) RMADS
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 67 (3.99%) Docker
2 36 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.71%) Firmware
4 10 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.43%) Ansible
3 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.77%) Puppet
5 11 (0.65%) Grafana
6 10 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (0.60%) Terraform
7 7 (0.42%) Graylog
7 7 (0.42%) Kibana
7 7 (0.42%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.24%) Mesos
9 4 (0.24%) StatsD
10 3 (0.18%) AppManager
10 3 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.18%) Netcool
11 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.12%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.060%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 228 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
3 81 (4.82%) Google
4 79 (4.70%) Oracle
5 71 (4.23%) SAP
6 58 (3.45%) hybris
7 46 (2.74%) Adobe
8 45 (2.68%) Sitecore
9 38 (2.26%) ATG
10 28 (1.67%) Cognizant
11 23 (1.37%) Cisco
12 21 (1.25%) Facebook
12 21 (1.25%) Pardot
13 18 (1.07%) Twitter
14 16 (0.95%) Tableau
15 14 (0.83%) IBM
15 14 (0.83%) VMware
16 12 (0.71%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.65%) Marketo
18 10 (0.60%) SEEBURGER