Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 336 323
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 +3
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,737 1,722 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.98% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.07% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,351 1,526
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -

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 150,479 160,844 176,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 119,704 127,010 147,108
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +27 1,659 £51,500 -1.90% 289
London +29 929 £57,500 -4.17% 125
UK excluding London +16 759 £42,500 +1.19% 170
South East +27 330 £50,000 - 57
North of England +15 197 £35,000 -7.28% 43
North West +17 111 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Midlands +31 95 £40,000 - 23
West Midlands +42 63 £40,000 +33.33% 14
East of England -13 54 £47,500 +18.75% 19
South West +1 53 £35,000 +40.00% 22
Yorkshire -16 53 £25,000 -37.50% 14
North East +13 33 £22,250 +5.95% 6
East Midlands -2 32 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Scotland -10 25 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales -1 10 £42,500 -12.82% 4

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 553 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (26.89%) B2C
3 429 (24.70%) Finance
4 411 (23.66%) Marketing
5 300 (17.27%) Degree
6 290 (16.70%) E-Commerce
7 249 (14.34%) Microsoft
8 237 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 214 (12.32%) Scrum
10 211 (12.15%) Project Management
10 211 (12.15%) .NET
11 210 (12.09%) Business Development
12 199 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
13 191 (11.00%) HTML
14 190 (10.94%) SQL
15 180 (10.36%) CSS
16 175 (10.07%) User Experience
17 166 (9.56%) Analytics
17 166 (9.56%) C#
18 165 (9.50%) CRM
19 158 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
20 153 (8.81%) B2B Sales
20 153 (8.81%) SaaS
21 146 (8.41%) SQL Server
21 146 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
22 143 (8.23%) Java
23 129 (7.43%) Retail
24 126 (7.25%) QA
25 120 (6.91%) Software Engineering
26 113 (6.51%) MVC

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 99 (5.70%) CMS
2 54 (3.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 39 (2.25%) WordPress
4 35 (2.01%) IIS
5 29 (1.67%) Confluence
6 20 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.92%) Drupal
9 12 (0.69%) Apache
10 10 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.46%) SAS
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.29%) Marvel
15 5 (0.29%) SharePoint
16 4 (0.23%) Appian
16 4 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 72 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 18 (1.04%) InVision
6 16 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.46%) InDesign
10 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.23%) UXPin
11 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.12%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.12%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.12%) SPSS
12 2 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 65 (3.74%) SAP Hybris
2 26 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.98%) Magento
4 14 (0.81%) Eloqua
5 9 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.23%) Shopify
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.17%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.058%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.058%) osCommerce
11 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 153 (8.81%) SaaS
2 113 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.67%) Google Analytics
5 24 (1.38%) GitHub
6 23 (1.32%) PaaS
7 22 (1.27%) Office 365
8 18 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.58%) IaaS
12 8 (0.46%) AdWords
12 8 (0.46%) npm
13 6 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.35%) Serverless
14 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.23%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.68%) Internet
2 27 (1.55%) Firewall
3 25 (1.44%) DNS
4 21 (1.21%) Broadband
4 21 (1.21%) WAN
5 19 (1.09%) DHCP
5 19 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.04%) MPLS
7 17 (0.98%) LAN
7 17 (0.98%) Unified Communications
7 17 (0.98%) VoIP
8 15 (0.86%) HTTP
9 13 (0.75%) SSL
9 13 (0.75%) VPN
10 11 (0.63%) FTP
11 10 (0.58%) VPLS
12 9 (0.52%) PBX
13 8 (0.46%) ISDN
13 8 (0.46%) Wireless
14 7 (0.40%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.55%) MySQL
3 42 (2.42%) Big Data
4 39 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 34 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.52%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.46%) Redis
15 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 71 (4.09%) JIRA
2 66 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.38%) Subversion
4 24 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.98%) Axure RP
6 16 (0.92%) Selenium
7 15 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 15 (0.86%) gulp
8 14 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.81%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.75%) Jasmine
9 13 (0.75%) webpack
10 11 (0.63%) Grunt
10 11 (0.63%) Mocha
11 8 (0.46%) Mockito
11 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 429 (24.70%) Finance
2 411 (23.66%) Marketing
3 129 (7.43%) Retail
4 88 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 73 (4.20%) Advertising
6 45 (2.59%) Banking
7 44 (2.53%) Publishing
8 27 (1.55%) Legal
9 26 (1.50%) Law
10 23 (1.32%) Back Office
10 23 (1.32%) Electronics
10 23 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.15%) Games
12 17 (0.98%) German Language
13 16 (0.92%) French Language
14 15 (0.86%) Brand Awareness
15 13 (0.75%) Billing
16 8 (0.46%) Automotive
16 8 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 337 (19.40%) Developer
2 215 (12.38%) Analyst
3 145 (8.35%) Business Analyst
4 111 (6.39%) Consultant
5 102 (5.87%) Product Manager
6 83 (4.78%) Architect
7 74 (4.26%) E-Commerce Manager
8 72 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 69 (3.97%) .NET Developer
9 69 (3.97%) Development Manager
10 54 (3.11%) Marketing Manager
10 54 (3.11%) Technical Manager
11 53 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
11 53 (3.05%) Sales Executive
12 52 (2.99%) Java Developer
12 52 (2.99%) Recruitment Consultant
13 48 (2.76%) C# Developer
14 47 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 47 (2.71%) Senior Manager
15 46 (2.65%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (12.15%) .NET
2 191 (11.00%) HTML
3 180 (10.36%) CSS
4 102 (5.87%) AngularJS
5 89 (5.12%) jQuery
6 84 (4.84%) Web Services
7 79 (4.55%) XML
8 78 (4.49%) React
9 72 (4.15%) RESTful
10 60 (3.45%) HTML5
11 56 (3.22%) ASP.NET
12 54 (3.11%) Vue.js
13 51 (2.94%) CSS3
14 48 (2.76%) Node.js
14 48 (2.76%) REST
15 40 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 39 (2.25%) .NET Core
16 39 (2.25%) SOAP
17 36 (2.07%) Spring
18 34 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 199 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (10.07%) User Experience
3 100 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
5 81 (4.66%) Fintech
6 73 (4.20%) Virtual Team
7 72 (4.15%) Computer Science
8 71 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (4.09%) Social Media
9 37 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.27%) Blog
11 20 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.09%) Life Science
13 18 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 18 (1.04%) Marketing Technology
14 16 (0.92%) Smart Meter
15 15 (0.86%) CESG
16 12 (0.69%) Graphic Design
17 11 (0.63%) Internet of Things
18 10 (0.58%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.32%) Linux
2 59 (3.40%) Windows
3 33 (1.90%) Android
3 33 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 23 (1.32%) Unix
5 19 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.35%) CentOS
9 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (26.89%) B2C
3 290 (16.70%) E-Commerce
4 214 (12.32%) Scrum
5 211 (12.15%) Project Management
6 210 (12.09%) Business Development
7 166 (9.56%) Analytics
8 165 (9.50%) CRM
9 158 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (8.81%) B2B Sales
11 146 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 120 (6.91%) Software Engineering
13 113 (6.51%) MVC
14 108 (6.22%) DevOps
15 107 (6.16%) TDD
16 106 (6.10%) Microservices
17 105 (6.04%) Change Management
18 97 (5.58%) User Stories
19 93 (5.35%) Decision-Making
20 91 (5.24%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 237 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 190 (10.94%) SQL
3 166 (9.56%) C#
4 143 (8.23%) Java
5 91 (5.24%) PHP
6 50 (2.88%) Python
7 32 (1.84%) C
8 21 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 17 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 16 (0.92%) Groovy
10 16 (0.92%) Java 8
11 15 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.81%) Ruby
13 12 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.69%) VB
13 12 (0.69%) VBA
14 10 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.46%) C++
16 7 (0.40%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 300 (17.27%) Degree
2 50 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (1.27%) PMP
5 19 (1.09%) MCITP
5 19 (1.09%) MCSE
6 15 (0.86%) CISSP
7 13 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.52%) ISEB
8 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.52%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.35%) MBA
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.29%) OCP
11 5 (0.29%) PhD
12 4 (0.23%) MCAD
12 4 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.25%) QA
2 32 (1.84%) SLA
3 28 (1.61%) GDPR
4 22 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.04%) PMO
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.23%) GAMP
7 4 (0.23%) RMADS
8 3 (0.17%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.058%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (2.94%) Docker
2 38 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.35%) Firmware
7 3 (0.17%) iptables
7 3 (0.17%) KVM
7 3 (0.17%) QEMU
8 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.04%) Ansible
3 12 (0.69%) Puppet
4 10 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.29%) Grafana
5 5 (0.29%) Graylog
5 5 (0.29%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.29%) Terraform
6 3 (0.17%) AppManager
6 3 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.17%) Kibana
6 3 (0.17%) Netcool
6 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.058%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.058%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.058%) SCCM
7 1 (0.058%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 249 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 109 (6.28%) Salesforce.com
3 97 (5.58%) Oracle
4 89 (5.12%) Google
4 89 (5.12%) SAP
5 73 (4.20%) hybris
6 57 (3.28%) Sitecore
7 49 (2.82%) ATG
8 40 (2.30%) Adobe
9 38 (2.19%) Cisco
10 29 (1.67%) Facebook
10 29 (1.67%) Twitter
11 26 (1.50%) VMware
12 25 (1.44%) Cognizant
13 19 (1.09%) Pardot
13 19 (1.09%) Tableau
14 18 (1.04%) Marketo
15 17 (0.98%) HP
16 15 (0.86%) IBM
17 14 (0.81%) ServiceNow