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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Case over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Cases
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 235 308 293
Rank change year-on-year +73 -15 -75
Permanent jobs citing Business Case 2,809 1,298 702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.13% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.20% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,654 872 481
10th Percentile £39,624 £38,780 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +4.35%
75th Percentile £77,188 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

Business Case 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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Business Case
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Case as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Case in the UK

Business Case
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Case.

Salary trend for Business Case in the UK

Business Case
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Case over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Business Case in the UK

Business Case
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Case within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +84 2,474 £60,000 - 234
UK excluding London +89 1,482 £55,000 - 164
Work from Home +69 1,141 £62,500 -3.85% 69
London +43 1,066 £67,750 +0.37% 89
South East +130 534 £58,792 +6.89% 35
North of England +52 298 £48,333 -7.94% 39
Midlands +27 215 £57,500 +15.00% 28
North West +28 183 £50,500 -8.18% 21
West Midlands +27 180 £58,500 +17.00% 21
South West +26 179 £52,500 -16.00% 22
East of England +7 136 £60,000 +14.29% 18
Scotland +37 99 £55,000 +14.58% 18
Yorkshire +20 91 £49,250 -6.19% 12
Wales -1 39 £50,000 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -19 35 £56,325 +17.34% 7
North East -2 26 £41,500 -3.49% 6
Northern Ireland -15 2 £32,781 -30.99% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, IT jobs citing Business Case 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 Business Case.

1 1,214 (43.22%) Agile
2 986 (35.10%) Finance
3 973 (34.64%) Social Skills
4 848 (30.19%) Project Management
5 618 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 563 (20.04%) Degree
7 467 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
8 456 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
9 434 (15.45%) Business Analysis
10 431 (15.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 412 (14.67%) Project Delivery
12 399 (14.20%) Decision-Making
13 394 (14.03%) Microsoft
14 375 (13.35%) Analytics
15 346 (12.32%) PRINCE2
16 345 (12.28%) Azure
17 330 (11.75%) Business Strategy
18 308 (10.96%) Change Management
18 308 (10.96%) Programme Management
19 288 (10.25%) Business Development
20 279 (9.93%) Marketing
21 259 (9.22%) Security Cleared
21 259 (9.22%) Coaching
22 252 (8.97%) Waterfall
23 241 (8.58%) Retail
24 232 (8.26%) Scrum
25 230 (8.19%) AWS
26 227 (8.08%) User Stories
26 227 (8.08%) Public Sector
27 226 (8.05%) Requirements Gathering

Business Case
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 60 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.67%) Confluence
3 15 (0.53%) ArcGIS
4 13 (0.46%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.46%) CMS
5 6 (0.21%) Mendix
5 6 (0.21%) Mule
6 5 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.14%) WordPress
8 2 (0.071%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.036%) Apache
9 1 (0.036%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.036%) WebLogic
Applications
1 205 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 184 (6.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 166 (5.91%) Microsoft Project
4 101 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
5 90 (3.20%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.07%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.53%) Sketch
8 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.25%) InVision
9 7 (0.25%) UXPin
9 7 (0.25%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.18%) Stata
11 3 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.036%) Fusion 360
12 1 (0.036%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 31 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.25%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.25%) SAP MDG
2 7 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.14%) Changepoint
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.14%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.071%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.071%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.036%) HFM
6 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Summit
6 1 (0.036%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 345 (12.28%) Azure
2 230 (8.19%) AWS
3 125 (4.45%) SaaS
4 113 (4.02%) Microsoft 365
5 95 (3.38%) Power Platform
6 86 (3.06%) GCP
7 69 (2.46%) IaaS
8 53 (1.89%) PaaS
9 51 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (1.78%) Azure DevOps
11 43 (1.53%) Serverless
12 35 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 28 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
14 27 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
15 26 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
16 21 (0.75%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.68%) Amazon Alexa
18 16 (0.57%) Trello
19 13 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.39%) Firewall
2 39 (1.39%) Broadband
3 33 (1.17%) Internet
3 33 (1.17%) LAN
4 31 (1.10%) WAN
5 26 (0.93%) Network Security
6 24 (0.85%) DHCP
6 24 (0.85%) DNS
6 24 (0.85%) VPN
7 23 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (0.68%) SAN
9 17 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 15 (0.53%) MPLS
11 13 (0.46%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (0.46%) Wireless
12 12 (0.43%) SD-WAN
13 11 (0.39%) BGP
14 10 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (2.99%) Big Data
2 82 (2.92%) Power BI
3 71 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (2.39%) SQL Server
5 30 (1.07%) Tableau
6 29 (1.03%) Metadata
7 23 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 22 (0.78%) Data Lake
9 19 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
9 19 (0.68%) MySQL
10 18 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.57%) Relational Database
13 15 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (0.53%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.50%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 148 (5.27%) JIRA
2 61 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.07%) Axure RP
4 23 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.36%) GitLab
5 10 (0.36%) Maven
6 9 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.32%) Balsamiq
6 9 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.21%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.21%) Subversion
8 5 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.18%) git-flow
8 5 (0.18%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.14%) ER Studio
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 986 (35.10%) Finance
2 973 (34.64%) Social Skills
3 467 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
4 279 (9.93%) Marketing
5 241 (8.58%) Retail
6 227 (8.08%) Public Sector
7 226 (8.05%) Legal
8 184 (6.55%) Presentation Skills
9 171 (6.09%) Organisational Skills
10 169 (6.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 145 (5.16%) Influencing Skills
12 138 (4.91%) Banking
13 134 (4.77%) Law
14 87 (3.10%) Manufacturing
14 87 (3.10%) Police
15 72 (2.56%) Telecoms
16 71 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (2.03%) Advertising
18 53 (1.89%) Fire and Rescue
19 43 (1.53%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 515 (18.33%) Analyst
2 398 (14.17%) Project Manager
3 391 (13.92%) Business Analyst
4 360 (12.82%) Architect
5 202 (7.19%) Product Manager
6 186 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
7 159 (5.66%) Consultant
8 155 (5.52%) Senior Manager
9 107 (3.81%) Product Owner
10 104 (3.70%) IT Manager
11 85 (3.03%) Business Manager
12 84 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
13 83 (2.95%) IT Project Manager
14 74 (2.63%) Programme Manager
15 72 (2.56%) Development Manager
16 70 (2.49%) Developer
17 64 (2.28%) Senior Business Analyst
18 57 (2.03%) Senior Project Manager
19 45 (1.60%) Project Engineer
20 40 (1.42%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.24%) .NET
2 35 (1.25%) REST
3 32 (1.14%) HTML
4 31 (1.10%) AngularJS
5 28 (1.00%) Spring
6 27 (0.96%) React
7 26 (0.93%) CSS
8 24 (0.85%) Velocity
9 23 (0.82%) EDI
9 23 (0.82%) Kafka
9 23 (0.82%) XML
10 22 (0.78%) JSON
11 21 (0.75%) Middleware
12 19 (0.68%) OLE
13 16 (0.57%) CSS3
13 16 (0.57%) HTML5
14 14 (0.50%) Node.js
15 13 (0.46%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.43%) .NET Core
17 11 (0.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.65%) Management Information System
2 160 (5.70%) User Experience
3 110 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 104 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 82 (2.92%) Public Cloud
6 62 (2.21%) NHS
7 60 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 58 (2.06%) IoT
9 57 (2.03%) PMI
10 44 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 37 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 34 (1.21%) Legacy Systems
13 33 (1.17%) Social Media
14 31 (1.10%) Blockchain
14 31 (1.10%) Life Science
15 25 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.82%) Cyberattack
17 22 (0.78%) Data Structures
18 21 (0.75%) EPoS
19 19 (0.68%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 87 (3.10%) Windows
2 38 (1.35%) Linux
3 21 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.53%) Unix
5 9 (0.32%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.25%) Android
6 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.18%) Solaris
8 3 (0.11%) CentOS
8 3 (0.11%) SUSE
8 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.036%) HPUX
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,214 (43.22%) Agile
2 848 (30.19%) Project Management
3 618 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 456 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
5 434 (15.45%) Business Analysis
6 431 (15.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 412 (14.67%) Project Delivery
8 399 (14.20%) Decision-Making
9 375 (13.35%) Analytics
10 346 (12.32%) PRINCE2
11 330 (11.75%) Business Strategy
12 308 (10.96%) Change Management
12 308 (10.96%) Programme Management
13 288 (10.25%) Business Development
14 259 (9.22%) Coaching
15 252 (8.97%) Waterfall
16 232 (8.26%) Scrum
17 227 (8.08%) User Stories
18 226 (8.05%) Requirements Gathering
19 220 (7.83%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 160 (5.70%) SQL
2 102 (3.63%) Python
3 98 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 82 (2.92%) Java
5 73 (2.60%) C
6 38 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 35 (1.25%) C#
8 29 (1.03%) R
9 14 (0.50%) Bash
10 13 (0.46%) TypeScript
11 10 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.25%) Kotlin
13 6 (0.21%) Groovy
14 5 (0.18%) Go
14 5 (0.18%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.14%) ES6
15 4 (0.14%) ES7
16 2 (0.071%) C++
16 2 (0.071%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 563 (20.04%) Degree
2 259 (9.22%) Security Cleared
3 203 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 102 (3.63%) PMI Certification
5 82 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 71 (2.53%) PMP
7 49 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 46 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
9 41 (1.46%) CISM
10 35 (1.25%) ISEB
11 34 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.21%) CISSP
12 32 (1.14%) IIBA
13 29 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 22 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
16 21 (0.75%) APMP
16 21 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
18 18 (0.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (6.84%) PMO
2 134 (4.77%) QA
3 43 (1.53%) Accessibility
4 41 (1.46%) GDPR
5 39 (1.39%) COBIT
5 39 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.64%) NIST
8 16 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.57%) SLA
9 11 (0.39%) GRC
9 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.28%) NCSC
11 7 (0.25%) SOC 1
11 7 (0.25%) SOC 2
12 6 (0.21%) GxP
12 6 (0.21%) P3O
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 14000
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.39%) Docker
3 37 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.64%) vSphere
5 17 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 17 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.071%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.071%) Firmware
8 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.036%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (1.92%) Terraform
2 32 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 25 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (0.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 22 (0.78%) SCCM
5 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (0.61%) SCOM
6 17 (0.61%) SCOrch
6 17 (0.61%) vCenter Server
7 16 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.39%) Ansible
10 9 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.32%) RSA Archer
10 9 (0.32%) Salt
11 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (0.18%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 394 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 93 (3.31%) Google
3 83 (2.95%) ServiceNow
4 82 (2.92%) SAP
5 66 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (1.85%) Cadence
6 52 (1.85%) Cisco
7 51 (1.82%) Oracle
8 50 (1.78%) NEC
9 48 (1.71%) VMware
10 24 (0.85%) Adobe
10 24 (0.85%) Citrix
11 20 (0.71%) EMC
12 19 (0.68%) Facebook
12 19 (0.68%) Veeam
13 18 (0.64%) 3PAR
13 18 (0.64%) Splunk
14 17 (0.61%) Brocade
14 17 (0.61%) jetNEXUS
14 17 (0.61%) Rackspace