Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 219 286 294
Rank change year-on-year +67 +8 +32
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,783 791 1,633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.12% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.21% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,016 660 1,277
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,675 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,344 £39,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 105,085 65,366 133,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 71,668 52,888 106,318
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 +57 1,594 £57,500 - 337
London +38 962 £70,000 +16.67% 153
UK excluding London +64 637 £50,000 +11.11% 193
Work from Home -50 369 £53,750 -10.42% 84
South East +29 214 £55,000 +10.00% 50
North of England -1 147 £50,000 +21.21% 62
North West +16 98 £51,250 +28.13% 33
Midlands -30 87 £50,000 +11.11% 23
South West -28 86 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England +1 73 £42,500 -19.05% 22
West Midlands -41 47 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire -46 45 £47,500 +11.76% 18
East Midlands -23 40 £48,750 +8.33% 10
Scotland -50 24 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North East -22 4 £52,500 +10.53% 11
Channel Islands - 4 £65,000 -
Wales -18 2 £70,000 +55.56% 9

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 667 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (27.31%) Marketing
3 457 (25.63%) Social Skills
4 444 (24.90%) JavaScript
5 415 (23.28%) SaaS
6 402 (22.55%) AWS
7 399 (22.38%) B2C
8 346 (19.41%) React
9 324 (18.17%) Finance
10 305 (17.11%) DevOps
11 295 (16.55%) User Experience
12 291 (16.32%) E-Commerce
13 290 (16.26%) HTML
13 290 (16.26%) Azure
14 270 (15.14%) CSS
15 263 (14.75%) SQL
16 256 (14.36%) Software Engineering
17 248 (13.91%) Java
18 227 (12.73%) Docker
18 227 (12.73%) Analytics
19 225 (12.62%) Retail
19 225 (12.62%) Microservices
20 217 (12.17%) Microsoft
21 210 (11.78%) Degree
22 205 (11.50%) REST
23 204 (11.44%) Git (software)
23 204 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
24 201 (11.27%) Fintech
24 201 (11.27%) Scrum
25 196 (10.99%) Google

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 86 (4.82%) CMS
2 43 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 41 (2.30%) IIS
4 33 (1.85%) Confluence
5 29 (1.63%) Umbraco
6 28 (1.57%) Kentico
7 25 (1.40%) Headless CMS
8 24 (1.35%) EPiServer
8 24 (1.35%) WordPress
9 23 (1.29%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (0.67%) Apache Pulsar
12 11 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.62%) Drupal
13 10 (0.56%) nginx
14 8 (0.45%) SAS
15 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 42 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.30%) Figma
3 28 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.84%) Sketch
6 13 (0.73%) InVision
7 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.50%) SPSS
11 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.39%) Marvel
13 6 (0.34%) UXPin
14 4 (0.22%) InDesign
15 3 (0.17%) Adobe XD
16 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
17 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
17 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
17 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 55 (3.08%) Magento
2 23 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.79%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.56%) Shopify
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.056%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 415 (23.28%) SaaS
2 402 (22.55%) AWS
3 290 (16.26%) Azure
4 130 (7.29%) GCP
5 95 (5.33%) Serverless
6 61 (3.42%) Power Platform
7 60 (3.37%) GitHub
8 53 (2.97%) Google Analytics
9 48 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
10 39 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
11 37 (2.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 29 (1.63%) PaaS
13 28 (1.57%) Google Ads
14 27 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (1.51%) Heroku
15 26 (1.46%) Azure Service Bus
16 24 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
17 23 (1.29%) Azure Service Fabric
18 17 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.49%) HTTP
2 54 (3.03%) Internet
3 42 (2.36%) Intranet
4 20 (1.12%) Broadband
5 18 (1.01%) WAN
6 16 (0.90%) DNS
6 16 (0.90%) Unified Communications
7 14 (0.79%) Firewall
8 11 (0.62%) Network Security
8 11 (0.62%) VPN
9 9 (0.50%) LAN
10 8 (0.45%) VoIP
10 8 (0.45%) Wireless
11 7 (0.39%) DHCP
11 7 (0.39%) SD-WAN
11 7 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.34%) MQTT
12 6 (0.34%) WLAN
13 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
2 116 (6.51%) SQL Server
3 109 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 93 (5.22%) MySQL
5 75 (4.21%) MongoDB
6 64 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 52 (2.92%) Big Data
8 42 (2.36%) Power BI
9 40 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 40 (2.24%) Redis
10 32 (1.79%) Data Lake
11 26 (1.46%) Tableau
12 23 (1.29%) BigQuery
13 19 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.07%) Hazelcast
14 18 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
17 12 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.56%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 204 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 82 (4.60%) JIRA
3 70 (3.93%) GitLab
4 57 (3.20%) webpack
5 50 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 47 (2.64%) Gradle
7 45 (2.52%) SonarQube
8 42 (2.36%) Selenium
9 41 (2.30%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.24%) Cypress.io
11 36 (2.02%) Postman
12 34 (1.91%) Maven
13 27 (1.51%) GoCD
13 27 (1.51%) JUnit
14 24 (1.35%) ReSharper
15 19 (1.07%) gulp
16 17 (0.95%) PHPUnit
17 16 (0.90%) Bitbucket
18 15 (0.84%) Mockito
18 15 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 487 (27.31%) Marketing
2 457 (25.63%) Social Skills
3 324 (18.17%) Finance
4 225 (12.62%) Retail
5 183 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (6.62%) Advertising
7 111 (6.23%) Games
8 79 (4.43%) Banking
9 67 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
10 43 (2.41%) Law
11 42 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 41 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
13 38 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
14 37 (2.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 35 (1.96%) Public Sector
16 32 (1.79%) German Language
17 31 (1.74%) Italian Language
18 26 (1.46%) Manufacturing
19 24 (1.35%) French Language
19 24 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 409 (22.94%) Developer
2 108 (6.06%) Software Engineer
3 106 (5.95%) Architect
4 102 (5.72%) Product Manager
5 98 (5.50%) Senior Developer
6 85 (4.77%) Analyst
7 75 (4.21%) Marketing Manager
8 69 (3.87%) .NET Developer
8 69 (3.87%) Development Manager
9 60 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 57 (3.20%) Consultant
11 56 (3.14%) Senior Manager
12 52 (2.92%) Java Developer
13 51 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 47 (2.64%) Designer
15 46 (2.58%) Business Development Manager
15 46 (2.58%) Business Manager
16 44 (2.47%) PHP Developer
17 43 (2.41%) Java Engineer
17 43 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (19.41%) React
2 290 (16.26%) HTML
3 270 (15.14%) CSS
4 205 (11.50%) REST
5 174 (9.76%) Node.js
6 153 (8.58%) .NET
7 123 (6.90%) Spring
8 107 (6.00%) AngularJS
9 104 (5.83%) HTML5
10 103 (5.78%) Web Services
11 89 (4.99%) GraphQL
11 89 (4.99%) Kafka
12 79 (4.43%) Redux
13 71 (3.98%) Vue.js
14 70 (3.93%) .NET Core
15 68 (3.81%) CSS3
15 68 (3.81%) Spring Boot
16 66 (3.70%) RESTful
17 59 (3.31%) jQuery
17 59 (3.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 295 (16.55%) User Experience
2 131 (7.35%) Social Media
3 65 (3.65%) Cloud Native
4 59 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 55 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (2.69%) Virtual Team
7 47 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 47 (2.64%) Online Games
8 40 (2.24%) Blog
9 36 (2.02%) Life Science
9 36 (2.02%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 29 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 29 (1.63%) FMCG
11 29 (1.63%) Marketing Technology
12 27 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
13 22 (1.23%) Data Centre
14 18 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
14 18 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (4.37%) Linux
2 76 (4.26%) Windows
3 54 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 46 (2.58%) Android
4 46 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.18%) Unix
6 14 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.34%) Debian
7 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.28%) CentOS
9 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (22.38%) B2C
3 305 (17.11%) DevOps
4 291 (16.32%) E-Commerce
5 256 (14.36%) Software Engineering
6 227 (12.73%) Analytics
7 225 (12.62%) Microservices
8 204 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
9 201 (11.27%) Fintech
9 201 (11.27%) Scrum
10 168 (9.42%) Digital Marketing
11 154 (8.64%) CRM
12 150 (8.41%) Business Development
13 133 (7.46%) Coaching
14 121 (6.79%) Front End Development
15 117 (6.56%) Computer Science
16 115 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
17 114 (6.39%) B2B Sales
18 112 (6.28%) ERP
19 109 (6.11%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 444 (24.90%) JavaScript
2 263 (14.75%) SQL
3 248 (13.91%) Java
4 182 (10.21%) C#
5 172 (9.65%) Python
6 148 (8.30%) TypeScript
7 132 (7.40%) PHP
8 57 (3.20%) Go
9 53 (2.97%) Kotlin
10 50 (2.80%) Java 8
11 41 (2.30%) ES6
12 40 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 31 (1.74%) C
14 30 (1.68%) ES7
15 25 (1.40%) Ruby
16 23 (1.29%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.07%) ES8
18 17 (0.95%) PHP 7
19 16 (0.90%) Rust
20 15 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 210 (11.78%) Degree
2 58 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (0.84%) AWS Certification
4 15 (0.84%) MBA
5 12 (0.67%) CCNA
6 10 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.50%) CCNP
8 6 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (0.34%) CISSP
8 6 (0.34%) ISEB
8 6 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.34%) MCP
9 5 (0.28%) ACCA
9 5 (0.28%) PMP
9 5 (0.28%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.22%) CISA
10 4 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.78%) QA
2 72 (4.04%) Accessibility
3 20 (1.12%) GDPR
4 18 (1.01%) SLA
5 11 (0.62%) PMO
6 8 (0.45%) GRC
6 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.39%) ISO 20022
7 7 (0.39%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.39%) PSD2
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.17%) NCSC
9 3 (0.17%) NIST
9 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS
10 2 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 227 (12.73%) Docker
2 24 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.39%) Ceph
3 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.28%) Firmware
6 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 173 (9.70%) Kubernetes
2 61 (3.42%) Terraform
3 22 (1.23%) Ansible
4 20 (1.12%) Grafana
5 18 (1.01%) Kibana
6 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (0.56%) linkerd
8 7 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (0.39%) Galera Cluster
9 6 (0.34%) Puppet
9 6 (0.34%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.28%) Istio
10 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.22%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.22%) logstash
11 4 (0.22%) MIIS
11 4 (0.22%) Opsgenie
11 4 (0.22%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 217 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 196 (10.99%) Google
3 105 (5.89%) Salesforce.com
4 90 (5.05%) Adobe
5 55 (3.08%) Facebook
6 49 (2.75%) Sitecore
7 39 (2.19%) Apple
8 37 (2.08%) SAP
9 34 (1.91%) Pardot
10 32 (1.79%) MuleSoft
11 23 (1.29%) Oracle
11 23 (1.29%) Splunk
12 18 (1.01%) hybris
13 15 (0.84%) Pega
14 14 (0.79%) Cadence
14 14 (0.79%) HubSpot
15 13 (0.73%) DoubleClick
15 13 (0.73%) Twitter
16 12 (0.67%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.62%) BT