Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 291 312
Rank change year-on-year +58 +21 +6
Permanent jobs citing B2B 872 1,403 1,626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.12% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.21% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1,227 1,241
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 60,537 115,699 139,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.41% 92.09% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 48,778 92,707 111,320
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,138 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.20% +2.53% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +49 815 £58,750 +6.82% 218
London +55 417 £70,000 +27.27% 99
UK excluding London +49 410 £50,000 - 125
Work from Home +16 181 £65,000 +4.00% 41
South East +47 141 £50,000 -20.00% 18
North of England +74 101 £47,500 +5.56% 44
Midlands +55 65 £40,000 -17.95% 27
North West +64 54 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Yorkshire +45 43 £45,000 - 13
East of England +38 42 £53,750 +7.50% 15
South West +24 35 £40,000 -8.57% 12
East Midlands +52 32 £40,000 +8.11% 17
West Midlands +47 31 £50,000 - 10
Scotland +38 15 £90,000 +56.52% 8
Wales +46 10 £36,750 +33.64%
North East +22 3 £79,000 +97.50% 9
Northern Ireland +2 1 £70,000 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 305 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (29.47%) Marketing
3 224 (25.69%) B2C
4 172 (19.72%) SaaS
5 149 (17.09%) AWS
6 143 (16.40%) JavaScript
7 141 (16.17%) E-Commerce
8 137 (15.71%) Azure
9 130 (14.91%) Finance
10 119 (13.65%) SQL
11 115 (13.19%) DevOps
12 102 (11.70%) Analytics
13 100 (11.47%) HTML
14 98 (11.24%) Scrum
15 97 (11.12%) Java
16 89 (10.21%) CSS
17 86 (9.86%) Python
18 85 (9.75%) Web Services
19 84 (9.63%) Digital Marketing
20 79 (9.06%) Microservices
21 78 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
21 78 (8.94%) Salesforce.com
22 77 (8.83%) Social Media
23 76 (8.72%) User Experience
24 71 (8.14%) Degree
25 69 (7.91%) Advertising
26 65 (7.45%) Microsoft
26 65 (7.45%) C#
27 62 (7.11%) .NET
28 61 (7.00%) Retail

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 43 (4.93%) CMS
2 29 (3.33%) Confluence
3 23 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 20 (2.29%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.72%) WordPress
7 14 (1.61%) Apache
8 10 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.03%) Drupal
10 8 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.92%) Kentico
11 7 (0.80%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.80%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.57%) JBoss
12 5 (0.57%) Mule
12 5 (0.57%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.57%) SAS
12 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.03%) Figma
4 8 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.57%) SPSS
7 4 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.23%) InVision
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.23%) Sketch
10 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) Marvel
10 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 21 (2.41%) R3 Corda
2 20 (2.29%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (1.38%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (1.03%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.92%) Magento
6 3 (0.34%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.34%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.23%) Shopify
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 172 (19.72%) SaaS
2 149 (17.09%) AWS
3 137 (15.71%) Azure
4 60 (6.88%) GCP
5 41 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (4.36%) Slack
7 33 (3.78%) Office 365
8 27 (3.10%) PaaS
9 22 (2.52%) IaaS
10 20 (2.29%) Google Analytics
10 20 (2.29%) Route 53
11 17 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (1.83%) Akamai
13 14 (1.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 12 (1.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 10 (1.15%) GitHub
16 9 (1.03%) Power Platform
17 8 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (0.80%) Serverless
19 6 (0.69%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.82%) DNS
2 28 (3.21%) Firewall
3 25 (2.87%) WAN
4 24 (2.75%) LAN
4 24 (2.75%) Skype
4 24 (2.75%) VPN
4 24 (2.75%) Wireless
5 23 (2.64%) BGP
6 22 (2.52%) Network Security
7 21 (2.41%) MPLS
7 21 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (2.29%) DHCP
8 20 (2.29%) IPsec
8 20 (2.29%) MRTG
8 20 (2.29%) OSPF
8 20 (2.29%) RIP
8 20 (2.29%) SNMP
8 20 (2.29%) TACACS
8 20 (2.29%) VoIP
8 20 (2.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.90%) MySQL
3 25 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.52%) Blockchain
5 18 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.83%) Big Data
6 16 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.61%) Tableau
8 11 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.92%) Power BI
10 7 (0.80%) Flink
11 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.57%) Redis
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.46%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 39 (4.47%) JIRA
2 31 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.83%) JUnit
4 15 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.26%) IntelliJ
7 9 (1.03%) Subversion
8 5 (0.57%) Maven
9 4 (0.46%) Ant
9 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.34%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.34%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.34%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.23%) Balsamiq
11 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.23%) Visual Website Optimizer
11 2 (0.23%) webpack
12 1 (0.11%) Mockito
General
1 257 (29.47%) Marketing
2 130 (14.91%) Finance
3 69 (7.91%) Advertising
4 61 (7.00%) Retail
5 26 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.87%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.29%) Games
8 19 (2.18%) Legal
9 15 (1.72%) Banking
10 13 (1.49%) Brand Awareness
10 13 (1.49%) Publishing
11 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.92%) Law
13 7 (0.80%) Automotive
13 7 (0.80%) German Language
14 4 (0.46%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.34%) Back Office
15 3 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 181 (20.76%) Developer
2 69 (7.91%) Architect
3 66 (7.57%) Product Manager
4 53 (6.08%) Full Stack Developer
5 50 (5.73%) Marketing Manager
6 48 (5.50%) Analyst
7 37 (4.24%) Product Owner
8 33 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 32 (3.67%) Consultant
10 30 (3.44%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.10%) Project Manager
12 25 (2.87%) Java Developer
12 25 (2.87%) Network Engineer
13 23 (2.64%) C# Developer
13 23 (2.64%) Senior Manager
14 22 (2.52%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.41%) Account Manager
15 21 (2.41%) Designer
15 21 (2.41%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (11.47%) HTML
2 89 (10.21%) CSS
3 85 (9.75%) Web Services
4 62 (7.11%) .NET
5 60 (6.88%) REST
6 54 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 54 (6.19%) React
7 47 (5.39%) jQuery
8 44 (5.05%) XML
9 42 (4.82%) Spring
10 35 (4.01%) Node.js
10 35 (4.01%) OAuth
11 31 (3.56%) OAuth2
12 26 (2.98%) Spring Boot
13 25 (2.87%) Vue.js
14 23 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (2.52%) RESTful
16 20 (2.29%) .NET Core
17 18 (2.06%) J2EE
17 18 (2.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (8.83%) Social Media
3 76 (8.72%) User Experience
4 34 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (3.21%) FMCG
7 23 (2.64%) Cloud Native
8 21 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.06%) Blog
11 16 (1.83%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.03%) NHS
14 8 (0.92%) iPad
15 7 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.80%) Marketing Technology
16 6 (0.69%) Learning Management System
16 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (5.85%) Linux
2 20 (2.29%) Mac OS X
3 14 (1.61%) Windows
4 12 (1.38%) Android
5 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.46%) Unix
9 3 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (25.69%) B2C
3 141 (16.17%) E-Commerce
4 115 (13.19%) DevOps
5 102 (11.70%) Analytics
6 98 (11.24%) Scrum
7 84 (9.63%) Digital Marketing
8 79 (9.06%) Microservices
9 59 (6.77%) Project Management
9 59 (6.77%) Software Engineering
10 55 (6.31%) CRM
11 54 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (6.08%) B2B Marketing
12 53 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (5.85%) B2B Sales
14 50 (5.73%) Business Development
15 47 (5.39%) Decision-Making
16 44 (5.05%) Customer Segmentation
16 44 (5.05%) Identity Access Management
17 42 (4.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 143 (16.40%) JavaScript
2 119 (13.65%) SQL
3 97 (11.12%) Java
4 86 (9.86%) Python
5 65 (7.45%) C#
6 53 (6.08%) PHP
7 26 (2.98%) T-SQL
8 25 (2.87%) TypeScript
9 20 (2.29%) Ruby
10 17 (1.95%) Go
10 17 (1.95%) Kotlin
10 17 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.95%) XPath
11 15 (1.72%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.49%) R
13 9 (1.03%) C
14 8 (0.92%) C++
15 7 (0.80%) Perl
15 7 (0.80%) Scala
16 6 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 71 (8.14%) Degree
2 25 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.72%) CCNP
6 13 (1.49%) CCNA
7 12 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.57%) ISEB
10 2 (0.23%) AAT
10 2 (0.23%) ACCA
10 2 (0.23%) CIMA
10 2 (0.23%) CISA
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.23%) CSPO
10 2 (0.23%) FFIEC
10 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.10%) QA
2 16 (1.83%) GDPR
3 15 (1.72%) SLA
4 10 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.92%) PMO
6 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.46%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.23%) NCSC
8 2 (0.23%) NIST
8 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 55 (6.31%) Docker
2 42 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.47%) Ansible
3 36 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (4.13%) Puppet
4 29 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (2.41%) Terraform
6 20 (2.29%) Nagios
7 4 (0.46%) Grafana
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.34%) Munin
9 2 (0.23%) MOM
9 2 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.11%) MIIS
10 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 78 (8.94%) Salesforce.com
2 65 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.50%) Adobe
4 45 (5.16%) Google
5 35 (4.01%) SAP
6 27 (3.10%) Cisco
7 23 (2.64%) hybris
7 23 (2.64%) Sitecore
8 21 (2.41%) Palo Alto
9 20 (2.29%) Avaya
9 20 (2.29%) Riverbed
10 19 (2.18%) Oracle
11 17 (1.95%) New Relic
12 13 (1.49%) IBM
13 12 (1.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 11 (1.26%) Pardot
15 10 (1.15%) Zuora
16 9 (1.03%) Splunk
17 8 (0.92%) Ariba
18 7 (0.80%) JD Edwards