Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 286 287
Rank change year-on-year +49 +1 +20
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,181 1,211 1,714
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.09% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.18% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 886 979 1,245
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,125 £37,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £72,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 77,807 102,415 137,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.18% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,817 82,278 109,099
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +45 1,068 £55,000 +4.76% 199
London +68 550 £65,000 +13.04% 80
UK excluding London +59 533 £50,000 +5.26% 122
Work from Home +13 259 £58,750 -9.62% 54
South East +73 180 £50,000 - 23
North of England +44 113 £47,500 +5.56% 54
Midlands +55 85 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West +47 75 £50,000 +5.26% 20
East of England +38 67 £32,500 -35.00% 8
South West -4 54 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Midlands +26 46 £47,500 +5.56% 15
East Midlands +22 39 £43,750 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire -6 35 £42,500 - 14
Scotland +11 22 £90,000 +111.76% 2
Wales +40 8 £38,500 +6.21% 1
Channel Islands - 4 £65,000 -
North East +11 3 £45,000 -5.26% 20

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 408 (34.55%) Marketing
2 394 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (25.83%) B2C
4 282 (23.88%) SaaS
5 224 (18.97%) Finance
6 207 (17.53%) JavaScript
7 200 (16.93%) E-Commerce
8 197 (16.68%) AWS
9 164 (13.89%) User Experience
10 157 (13.29%) Azure
11 149 (12.62%) Analytics
12 146 (12.36%) HTML
13 142 (12.02%) CSS
14 136 (11.52%) React
15 134 (11.35%) DevOps
16 129 (10.92%) SQL
17 125 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
18 121 (10.25%) Java
19 116 (9.82%) Salesforce.com
20 113 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
21 110 (9.31%) Retail
22 109 (9.23%) Degree
23 104 (8.81%) Scrum
24 102 (8.64%) Business Development
25 101 (8.55%) Google
26 100 (8.47%) Social Media
27 99 (8.38%) Software Engineering
28 98 (8.30%) Microservices
29 96 (8.13%) Advertising
30 95 (8.04%) Fintech

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 68 (5.76%) CMS
2 34 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 29 (2.46%) Confluence
4 23 (1.95%) WordPress
5 20 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.27%) Drupal
7 15 (1.27%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.10%) Kentico
9 9 (0.76%) SAS
10 8 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.51%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.42%) Mule
12 5 (0.42%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.34%) IIS
13 4 (0.34%) JBoss
13 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.44%) Figma
3 13 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.76%) InVision
6 9 (0.76%) SPSS
7 7 (0.59%) Marvel
7 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.51%) Sketch
8 6 (0.51%) UXPin
9 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.17%) InDesign
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (1.95%) Magento
2 11 (0.93%) R3 Corda
2 11 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.68%) Shopify
5 6 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.085%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.085%) Radian6
8 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.085%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.085%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 282 (23.88%) SaaS
2 197 (16.68%) AWS
3 157 (13.29%) Azure
4 87 (7.37%) GCP
5 34 (2.88%) Google Analytics
6 33 (2.79%) Microsoft 365
7 30 (2.54%) Slack
8 29 (2.46%) Serverless
9 27 (2.29%) Power Platform
10 26 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (1.52%) IaaS
12 16 (1.35%) GitHub
12 16 (1.35%) PaaS
13 13 (1.10%) AdWords
13 13 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.85%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.76%) PowerApps
15 9 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.68%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.86%) WAN
2 16 (1.35%) DNS
2 16 (1.35%) Firewall
2 16 (1.35%) LAN
3 14 (1.19%) VPN
4 13 (1.10%) BGP
4 13 (1.10%) SD-WAN
5 12 (1.02%) DHCP
6 11 (0.93%) Unified Communications
6 11 (0.93%) Wireless
7 10 (0.85%) Internet
7 10 (0.85%) Skype
8 9 (0.76%) VoIP
9 8 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.68%) Network Security
9 8 (0.68%) WLAN
10 7 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (0.51%) MPLS
11 6 (0.51%) MRTG
11 6 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (3.30%) MySQL
4 29 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 24 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.78%) Big Data
7 20 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
9 13 (1.10%) Power BI
9 13 (1.10%) Tableau
10 12 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.76%) Data Lake
11 9 (0.76%) Redis
12 8 (0.68%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.42%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.32%) JIRA
3 29 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.35%) Gradle
6 14 (1.19%) webpack
7 13 (1.10%) GitLab
8 12 (1.02%) JUnit
9 8 (0.68%) Maven
10 7 (0.59%) gulp
10 7 (0.59%) Postman
10 7 (0.59%) Subversion
11 6 (0.51%) Balsamiq
11 6 (0.51%) GoCD
11 6 (0.51%) Selenium
12 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.42%) Cypress.io
12 5 (0.42%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.42%) RSpec
13 4 (0.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 408 (34.55%) Marketing
2 224 (18.97%) Finance
3 110 (9.31%) Retail
4 96 (8.13%) Advertising
5 57 (4.83%) Banking
6 48 (4.06%) Games
7 32 (2.71%) German Language
8 28 (2.37%) Public Sector
9 27 (2.29%) Law
10 26 (2.20%) Italian Language
11 22 (1.86%) Telecoms
12 21 (1.78%) Brand Awareness
12 21 (1.78%) Legal
13 16 (1.35%) French Language
13 16 (1.35%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.27%) Spanish Language
15 12 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.85%) Publishing
17 9 (0.76%) Automotive
18 7 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 232 (19.64%) Developer
2 88 (7.45%) Marketing Manager
3 79 (6.69%) Architect
4 72 (6.10%) Product Manager
5 61 (5.17%) Analyst
6 57 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
7 48 (4.06%) Senior Developer
8 43 (3.64%) Senior Manager
9 42 (3.56%) Product Owner
10 38 (3.22%) Consultant
11 37 (3.13%) Account Manager
12 36 (3.05%) Designer
12 36 (3.05%) Software Engineer
13 34 (2.88%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.88%) Digital Architect
14 33 (2.79%) C# Developer
14 33 (2.79%) PHP Developer
15 32 (2.71%) Sales Manager
16 31 (2.62%) Project Manager
17 27 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (12.36%) HTML
2 142 (12.02%) CSS
3 136 (11.52%) React
4 93 (7.87%) AngularJS
5 86 (7.28%) REST
6 71 (6.01%) .NET
7 62 (5.25%) Node.js
8 58 (4.91%) Web Services
9 51 (4.32%) Vue.js
10 46 (3.90%) jQuery
11 43 (3.64%) Spring
12 41 (3.47%) XML
13 35 (2.96%) HTML5
14 34 (2.88%) Kafka
15 29 (2.46%) SOAP
16 28 (2.37%) JSON
17 27 (2.29%) Spring Boot
18 23 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (1.69%) CSS3
20 19 (1.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 164 (13.89%) User Experience
2 113 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (8.47%) Social Media
4 39 (3.30%) Cloud Native
5 38 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 32 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.62%) Blog
9 30 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (2.20%) Life Science
12 23 (1.95%) Marketing Technology
13 22 (1.86%) FMCG
14 19 (1.61%) Online Games
15 18 (1.52%) Management Information System
16 17 (1.44%) iPad
17 15 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
17 15 (1.27%) Virtual Team
18 14 (1.19%) NHS
18 14 (1.19%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 49 (4.15%) Linux
2 27 (2.29%) Windows
3 18 (1.52%) Android
4 16 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.59%) Unix
7 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.34%) Debian
9 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.085%) CentOS
10 1 (0.085%) VMS
10 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (25.83%) B2C
3 200 (16.93%) E-Commerce
4 149 (12.62%) Analytics
5 134 (11.35%) DevOps
6 125 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
7 104 (8.81%) Scrum
8 102 (8.64%) Business Development
9 99 (8.38%) Software Engineering
10 98 (8.30%) Microservices
11 95 (8.04%) Fintech
12 88 (7.45%) Project Management
13 87 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
14 86 (7.28%) CRM
15 82 (6.94%) B2B Marketing
16 68 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (5.59%) Marketing Strategy
18 64 (5.42%) B2B Sales
19 62 (5.25%) Decision-Making
20 53 (4.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 207 (17.53%) JavaScript
2 129 (10.92%) SQL
3 121 (10.25%) Java
4 89 (7.54%) C#
5 77 (6.52%) Python
6 70 (5.93%) PHP
7 42 (3.56%) TypeScript
8 27 (2.29%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.52%) C
10 18 (1.52%) Ruby
11 17 (1.44%) Kotlin
12 16 (1.35%) Java 8
12 16 (1.35%) R
13 11 (0.93%) ES6
13 11 (0.93%) XPath
14 10 (0.85%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.76%) ABAP
15 9 (0.76%) Go
16 7 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (9.23%) Degree
2 21 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.44%) CCNP
6 12 (1.02%) MBA
7 9 (0.76%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.68%) CCNA
9 6 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.42%) ACCA
10 5 (0.42%) CIMA
10 5 (0.42%) ISEB
11 4 (0.34%) CSPO
11 4 (0.34%) FFIEC
12 3 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.25%) CISA
12 3 (0.25%) CISM
12 3 (0.25%) CISSP
13 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.90%) QA
2 21 (1.78%) SLA
3 18 (1.52%) PMO
4 15 (1.27%) GDPR
5 9 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.59%) GRC
6 7 (0.59%) ISO 20022
6 7 (0.59%) ISO 8583
6 7 (0.59%) PSD2
7 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.34%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.34%) NCSC
7 4 (0.34%) NIST
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (7.62%) Docker
2 24 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.25%) Firmware
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.085%) Ceph
7 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.35%) Ansible
2 16 (1.35%) Terraform
3 15 (1.27%) Puppet
4 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.51%) Nagios
6 3 (0.25%) MOM
6 3 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.17%) Grafana
7 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.085%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.085%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.085%) Kibana
8 1 (0.085%) MIIS
Vendors
1 116 (9.82%) Salesforce.com
2 101 (8.55%) Google
3 92 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 74 (6.27%) Adobe
5 38 (3.22%) Sitecore
6 33 (2.79%) SAP
7 28 (2.37%) Pardot
8 24 (2.03%) Oracle
9 18 (1.52%) MuleSoft
10 16 (1.35%) Cisco
10 16 (1.35%) HubSpot
11 15 (1.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 14 (1.19%) hybris
13 11 (0.93%) Splunk
13 11 (0.93%) VMware
13 11 (0.93%) Zuora
14 10 (0.85%) Cadence
14 10 (0.85%) Facebook
14 10 (0.85%) Pega
15 9 (0.76%) Palo Alto