Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 303 315
Rank change year-on-year +25 +12 +1
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,701 1,885 1,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.10% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.19% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,229 1,530 1,349
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,200
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -

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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for B2B in the UK

B2B
Top 16 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 21 May 2019. 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 +22 1,629 £55,000 +10.00% 177
UK excluding London +47 929 £45,000 +9.09% 117
London -8 737 £62,000 +12.73% 67
South East +2 336 £50,000 +11.11% 20
North of England -21 169 £42,500 +11.84% 40
South West +137 161 £45,000 +68.22% 12
Midlands +31 143 £35,000 -6.67% 21
North West +51 121 £40,000 -17.10% 24
West Midlands +41 95 £43,750 +25.00% 10
East of England +85 66 £46,250 +0.54% 17
East Midlands +19 47 £27,000 -28.00% 11
Scotland +15 47 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire -26 42 £45,500 +30.00% 9
North East -18 6 £42,500 +41.67% 8
Northern Ireland - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wales -1 3 £33,750 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 538 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (28.16%) B2C
3 399 (23.46%) Finance
3 399 (23.46%) Marketing
4 250 (14.70%) JavaScript
5 247 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
6 227 (13.35%) Degree
7 226 (13.29%) User Experience
8 221 (12.99%) E-Commerce
9 215 (12.64%) HTML
10 190 (11.17%) Microsoft
11 179 (10.52%) Retail
12 175 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 174 (10.23%) SaaS
14 172 (10.11%) SQL
15 168 (9.88%) CSS
16 167 (9.82%) Project Management
17 166 (9.76%) Analytics
18 151 (8.88%) CRM
19 149 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
20 146 (8.58%) Java
21 144 (8.47%) .NET
22 142 (8.35%) C#
22 142 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
23 139 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
24 136 (8.00%) DevOps
25 135 (7.94%) Telecoms
26 133 (7.82%) Fintech
27 131 (7.70%) B2B Sales
27 131 (7.70%) SQL Server

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 87 (5.11%) CMS
2 40 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.76%) WordPress
4 24 (1.41%) Confluence
4 24 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 20 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.18%) IIS
6 14 (0.82%) Apache
7 13 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.47%) Kentico
8 8 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.41%) Drupal
9 7 (0.41%) SAS
10 6 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.29%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.24%) Resin
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (3.12%) Chatbot
3 48 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.76%) Sketch
5 26 (1.53%) Photoshop
6 25 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 21 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (1.18%) InVision
9 17 (1.00%) MS Visio
10 10 (0.59%) Figma
10 10 (0.59%) Marvel
10 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.35%) InDesign
13 4 (0.24%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.59%) SAP Hybris
2 26 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.23%) SAP CRM
4 20 (1.18%) Magento
5 17 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.71%) JDE OneWorld
8 10 (0.59%) R3 Corda
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.35%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.24%) Shopify
13 3 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.18%) Optimost
14 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
14 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 174 (10.23%) SaaS
2 142 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (3.29%) Office 365
5 54 (3.17%) Google Analytics
6 36 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 18 (1.06%) GitHub
9 17 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.94%) IaaS
11 12 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 11 (0.65%) PaaS
13 10 (0.59%) AdWords
14 9 (0.53%) npm
15 8 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.47%) Serverless
16 7 (0.41%) Akamai
16 7 (0.41%) Basecamp
16 7 (0.41%) Datadog
17 6 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.35%) Internet
2 50 (2.94%) HTTP
3 40 (2.35%) Wireless
4 34 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 26 (1.53%) SSL
6 24 (1.41%) WAN
7 22 (1.29%) FTP
7 22 (1.29%) LAN
8 21 (1.23%) DNS
9 20 (1.18%) Broadband
10 15 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.76%) Network Security
12 12 (0.71%) DHCP
12 12 (0.71%) Firewall
13 10 (0.59%) MPLS
13 10 (0.59%) VoIP
14 9 (0.53%) IPsec
15 8 (0.47%) BGP
15 8 (0.47%) EIGRP
15 8 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.64%) MySQL
3 47 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 36 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 35 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.41%) Blockchain
8 23 (1.35%) Big Data
9 20 (1.18%) Power BI
9 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.82%) Redis
13 12 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.59%) OLAP
15 10 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
15 10 (0.59%) Star Schema
16 9 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 67 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 63 (3.70%) JIRA
3 31 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 30 (1.76%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.06%) Subversion
6 15 (0.88%) Hudson
7 13 (0.76%) Axure RP
7 13 (0.76%) Maven
7 13 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.71%) Balsamiq
8 12 (0.71%) webpack
9 10 (0.59%) Jasmine
9 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.47%) Gradle
10 8 (0.47%) gulp
10 8 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 8 (0.47%) Selenium
10 8 (0.47%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 399 (23.46%) Finance
1 399 (23.46%) Marketing
2 179 (10.52%) Retail
3 135 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 73 (4.29%) Banking
5 45 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.18%) Advertising
7 32 (1.88%) Legal
8 30 (1.76%) Billing
8 30 (1.76%) Games
9 23 (1.35%) Law
10 22 (1.29%) Back Office
11 20 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.12%) Brand Awareness
13 16 (0.94%) German Language
14 15 (0.88%) French Language
15 14 (0.82%) Electronics
15 14 (0.82%) Publishing
16 8 (0.47%) Automotive
17 6 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 271 (15.93%) Developer
2 195 (11.46%) Analyst
3 101 (5.94%) Designer
4 90 (5.29%) Architect
5 80 (4.70%) Product Manager
6 76 (4.47%) Project Manager
7 74 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 71 (4.17%) UX Designer
9 64 (3.76%) Development Manager
10 62 (3.64%) Consultant
11 60 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 55 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (3.00%) Business Manager
14 47 (2.76%) Product Owner
14 47 (2.76%) Senior Manager
15 45 (2.65%) Senior Developer
15 45 (2.65%) Test Engineer
16 44 (2.59%) Business Development Manager
17 39 (2.29%) Java Developer
17 39 (2.29%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (12.64%) HTML
2 168 (9.88%) CSS
3 144 (8.47%) .NET
4 104 (6.11%) AngularJS
5 90 (5.29%) REST
6 87 (5.11%) React
6 87 (5.11%) Web Services
7 82 (4.82%) jQuery
8 76 (4.47%) Node.js
9 65 (3.82%) HTML5
10 61 (3.59%) XML
11 60 (3.53%) ASP.NET
12 46 (2.70%) CSS3
12 46 (2.70%) Spring
13 39 (2.29%) OAuth
14 38 (2.23%) Sass
15 36 (2.12%) SAML
16 35 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (2.00%) JSON
17 34 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 226 (13.29%) User Experience
2 149 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (7.82%) Fintech
4 72 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 69 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (4.00%) Social Media
7 64 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
8 49 (2.88%) Algorithms
9 47 (2.76%) Blog
10 42 (2.47%) Virtual Team
11 37 (2.18%) Management Information System
12 36 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 35 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.82%) CESG
14 31 (1.82%) Smart Meter
15 23 (1.35%) e-Learning
16 21 (1.23%) iSeries
17 19 (1.12%) FMCG
18 15 (0.88%) Data Centre
18 15 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 88 (5.17%) Linux
2 67 (3.94%) Windows
3 35 (2.06%) Apple iOS
4 34 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.88%) Android
6 29 (1.70%) Unix
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.12%) VMS
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (28.16%) B2C
3 247 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
4 221 (12.99%) E-Commerce
5 175 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 167 (9.82%) Project Management
7 166 (9.76%) Analytics
8 151 (8.88%) CRM
9 136 (8.00%) DevOps
10 131 (7.70%) B2B Sales
11 126 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 121 (7.11%) Test Automation
13 109 (6.41%) Mentoring
14 108 (6.35%) Scrum
15 107 (6.29%) MVC
16 106 (6.23%) Decision-Making
17 105 (6.17%) TDD
18 98 (5.76%) Computer Science
19 97 (5.70%) Business Development
19 97 (5.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 250 (14.70%) JavaScript
2 172 (10.11%) SQL
3 146 (8.58%) Java
4 142 (8.35%) C#
5 92 (5.41%) PHP
6 76 (4.47%) Python
7 58 (3.41%) C
8 39 (2.29%) Ruby
9 33 (1.94%) Java 8
10 25 (1.47%) VB.NET
11 24 (1.41%) C++
11 24 (1.41%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.12%) Kotlin
12 19 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.88%) R
15 13 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.71%) RPG
16 12 (0.71%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 227 (13.35%) Degree
2 60 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (1.82%) MCITP
4 31 (1.82%) MCSE
5 14 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.53%) CCNA
7 9 (0.53%) CCNP
7 9 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.47%) PMP
9 7 (0.41%) IIBA
10 4 (0.24%) CISM
10 4 (0.24%) CISSP
10 4 (0.24%) ISEB
10 4 (0.24%) MBA
11 3 (0.18%) MCP
11 3 (0.18%) PhD
11 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.70%) QA
2 63 (3.70%) SLA
3 26 (1.53%) GDPR
4 24 (1.41%) PMO
5 15 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.47%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (3.76%) Docker
2 50 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.59%) Firmware
4 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.059%) Varnish
8 1 (0.059%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.059%) vSphere
8 1 (0.059%) XenApp
8 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 15 (0.88%) Terraform
3 11 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.59%) Puppet
5 9 (0.53%) Ansible
6 8 (0.47%) Grafana
6 8 (0.47%) Mesos
7 7 (0.41%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.29%) Graylog
8 5 (0.29%) Marathon
8 5 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.24%) Nagios
10 3 (0.18%) Kibana
10 3 (0.18%) SCCM
10 3 (0.18%) StatsD
11 2 (0.12%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 190 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.58%) SAP
3 83 (4.88%) Oracle
3 83 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 79 (4.64%) Google
5 52 (3.06%) Adobe
6 44 (2.59%) IBM
7 40 (2.35%) hybris
8 35 (2.06%) Sitecore
9 34 (2.00%) BT
10 24 (1.41%) Remedy
11 21 (1.23%) ATG
12 18 (1.06%) Cisco
12 18 (1.06%) HubSpot
12 18 (1.06%) Nimsoft
13 17 (1.00%) VMware
14 16 (0.94%) Facebook
14 16 (0.94%) Tableau
15 15 (0.88%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.88%) Twitter