Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Cases
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 310 259 219
Rank change year-on-year -51 -40 +14
Permanent jobs citing Business Case 1,237 828 2,347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.22% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.31% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 851 537 1,592
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £39,138
25th Percentile £46,125 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.67% +3.45% +0.87%
75th Percentile £76,875 £75,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 105,933 63,073 132,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,165 51,056 105,945
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 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 1,107 £60,000 - 202
UK excluding London +3 676 £55,000 +4.76% 104
London -79 464 £66,250 -1.85% 100
Work from Home -103 206 £67,000 +21.82% 19
South East -26 177 £55,000 -4.35% 35
North of England -41 148 £54,650 -8.92% 29
Midlands -33 126 £50,000 -9.09% 12
South West -23 109 £60,000 +30.43% 15
West Midlands -21 96 £50,000 -9.09% 9
North West -42 79 £54,250 -21.09% 17
East of England -21 58 £51,250 +7.33% 9
Yorkshire -43 53 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Scotland -32 30 £48,000 -13.71% 4
East Midlands -45 30 £44,250 -19.55% 3
Wales -4 27 £43,000 -47.40%
North East -16 15 £43,000 +1.18%
Northern Ireland -25 5 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 491 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (30.80%) Finance
3 369 (29.83%) Social Skills
4 328 (26.52%) Project Management
5 273 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 244 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
7 229 (18.51%) Degree
8 225 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
9 186 (15.04%) Business Analysis
10 173 (13.99%) Project Delivery
11 171 (13.82%) Microsoft
12 161 (13.02%) Azure
13 153 (12.37%) PRINCE2
14 148 (11.96%) Marketing
15 147 (11.88%) Decision-Making
16 145 (11.72%) Influencing Skills
17 121 (9.78%) Workshop Facilitation
18 120 (9.70%) Presentation Skills
19 119 (9.62%) Waterfall
20 118 (9.54%) Analytics
21 114 (9.22%) User Experience
22 113 (9.14%) Scrum
22 113 (9.14%) Change Management
23 111 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
24 110 (8.89%) AWS
24 110 (8.89%) Public Sector
25 107 (8.65%) DevOps
26 101 (8.16%) SQL
26 101 (8.16%) Requirements Gathering
27 100 (8.08%) Strategic Roadmap

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 40 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.54%) Confluence
3 9 (0.73%) CMS
4 6 (0.49%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.32%) Alfresco
5 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.16%) SAS
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.081%) Appian
8 1 (0.081%) CICS
8 1 (0.081%) Drupal
8 1 (0.081%) IIS
8 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.081%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 41 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.57%) Windchill
7 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.49%) SPSS
8 3 (0.24%) Figma
9 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 31 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 4 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.24%) iTrent
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.24%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.16%) CaseMap
6 2 (0.16%) HFM
6 2 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.081%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 161 (13.02%) Azure
2 110 (8.89%) AWS
3 58 (4.69%) Power Platform
4 50 (4.04%) Microsoft 365
5 48 (3.88%) SaaS
6 41 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (3.31%) GCP
7 20 (1.62%) IaaS
7 20 (1.62%) PaaS
8 19 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 19 (1.54%) Power Automate
9 14 (1.13%) PowerApps
9 14 (1.13%) Serverless
10 11 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.81%) AWS Step Functions
11 10 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.49%) Azure Sentinel
13 5 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
13 5 (0.40%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.51%) Network Security
2 18 (1.46%) DNS
2 18 (1.46%) Internet
3 15 (1.21%) DHCP
3 15 (1.21%) Firewall
4 10 (0.81%) MPLS
5 9 (0.73%) VPN
6 8 (0.65%) WAN
6 8 (0.65%) Wireless
7 6 (0.49%) Broadband
7 6 (0.49%) Extranet
7 6 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.40%) 5G
8 5 (0.40%) BGP
8 5 (0.40%) SAN
9 4 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.24%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.72%) Big Data
1 46 (3.72%) Power BI
2 23 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 20 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.62%) Qlik Sense
4 18 (1.46%) Data Lake
5 17 (1.37%) Metadata
6 13 (1.05%) Tableau
7 12 (0.97%) Data Mining
8 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
10 8 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.49%) GIS
12 5 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.40%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.40%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 48 (3.88%) JIRA
2 13 (1.05%) Axure RP
3 12 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) Jasmine
4 7 (0.57%) Selenium
5 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.32%) Tricentis qTest
7 3 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.16%) Balsamiq
8 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) Mocha
9 1 (0.081%) Appium
9 1 (0.081%) Flyway
9 1 (0.081%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.081%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.081%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.081%) webpack
General
1 381 (30.80%) Finance
2 369 (29.83%) Social Skills
3 225 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
4 148 (11.96%) Marketing
5 145 (11.72%) Influencing Skills
6 120 (9.70%) Presentation Skills
7 110 (8.89%) Public Sector
8 81 (6.55%) Organisational Skills
8 81 (6.55%) Retail
9 54 (4.37%) Legal
10 50 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 37 (2.99%) Telecoms
12 36 (2.91%) Banking
13 32 (2.59%) Law
14 30 (2.43%) Manufacturing
15 22 (1.78%) Local Government
16 21 (1.70%) Advertising
17 16 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
18 13 (1.05%) Games
18 13 (1.05%) Police
Job Titles
1 255 (20.61%) Analyst
2 197 (15.93%) Business Analyst
3 170 (13.74%) Project Manager
4 146 (11.80%) Architect
5 104 (8.41%) Consultant
6 80 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
7 71 (5.74%) Product Manager
8 69 (5.58%) IT Manager
9 60 (4.85%) Senior Manager
10 50 (4.04%) IT Project Manager
11 45 (3.64%) Developer
12 37 (2.99%) IT Analyst
13 36 (2.91%) Business IT Analyst
14 35 (2.83%) Senior Project Manager
15 34 (2.75%) Business Manager
16 31 (2.51%) IT Business Analyst
17 30 (2.43%) Product Owner
18 27 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
19 26 (2.10%) Programme Manager
20 24 (1.94%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.75%) .NET
2 24 (1.94%) Web Services
3 23 (1.86%) HTML
4 16 (1.29%) REST
5 14 (1.13%) XML
6 13 (1.05%) CSS
7 12 (0.97%) Middleware
7 12 (0.97%) TensorFlow
8 10 (0.81%) Node.js
9 9 (0.73%) JSON
9 9 (0.73%) Keras
10 8 (0.65%) React
11 7 (0.57%) RESTful
11 7 (0.57%) Serverless Framework
12 6 (0.49%) .NET Core
12 6 (0.49%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.49%) PyTorch
13 5 (0.40%) OLE
13 5 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.22%) User Experience
2 94 (7.60%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.72%) Life Science
4 41 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.26%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.78%) Housing Association
10 21 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
11 20 (1.62%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.46%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.21%) EPoS
13 15 (1.21%) Taxonomies
14 14 (1.13%) NHS
14 14 (1.13%) PMI
14 14 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (0.97%) Reference Data
15 12 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.83%) Linux
2 33 (2.67%) Windows
3 16 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.32%) Android
7 3 (0.24%) Unix
8 2 (0.16%) CentOS
8 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.081%) AIX
9 1 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.081%) Solaris
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (26.52%) Project Management
3 273 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 244 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
5 186 (15.04%) Business Analysis
6 173 (13.99%) Project Delivery
7 153 (12.37%) PRINCE2
8 147 (11.88%) Decision-Making
9 121 (9.78%) Workshop Facilitation
10 119 (9.62%) Waterfall
11 118 (9.54%) Analytics
12 113 (9.14%) Change Management
12 113 (9.14%) Scrum
13 111 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
14 107 (8.65%) DevOps
15 101 (8.16%) Requirements Gathering
16 100 (8.08%) Strategic Roadmap
17 99 (8.00%) Migration
18 98 (7.92%) Product Roadmap
19 96 (7.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 101 (8.16%) SQL
2 60 (4.85%) Python
3 49 (3.96%) C
4 35 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.67%) Java
6 19 (1.54%) C#
7 18 (1.46%) R
8 11 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.65%) Rust
9 8 (0.65%) VBA
10 6 (0.49%) Perl
11 5 (0.40%) Scala
11 5 (0.40%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.32%) C++
12 4 (0.32%) Go
12 4 (0.32%) PHP
13 3 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 229 (18.51%) Degree
2 62 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.34%) MBA
5 22 (1.78%) PhD
6 21 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.54%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.46%) ISEB
10 12 (0.97%) IIBA
11 10 (0.81%) CISSP
11 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.73%) PMP
12 9 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.65%) CISM
13 8 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.57%) APMP
14 7 (0.57%) CIMA
14 7 (0.57%) HND
14 7 (0.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.09%) PMO
2 47 (3.80%) QA
3 36 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.26%) Data Quality
5 25 (2.02%) Accessibility
6 24 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (1.86%) GDPR
8 13 (1.05%) SLA
9 11 (0.89%) GxP
10 9 (0.73%) ITGC
10 9 (0.73%) NIST
10 9 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.49%) SEPA
12 4 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.32%) WCAG
13 3 (0.24%) GRC
13 3 (0.24%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 27 (2.18%) Docker
2 25 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.32%) Firmware
6 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.081%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.49%) Ansible
4 6 (0.49%) SCCM
4 6 (0.49%) Terraform
5 4 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (0.32%) SCOM
6 3 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.24%) Nagios
6 3 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.24%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.24%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.16%) WSUS
8 1 (0.081%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.081%) Kibana
8 1 (0.081%) Mesos
Vendors
1 171 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.74%) SAP
3 37 (2.99%) Oracle
4 35 (2.83%) Google
5 20 (1.62%) VMware
6 19 (1.54%) Adobe
7 15 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.13%) Cisco
9 12 (0.97%) Huawei
10 10 (0.81%) Databricks
11 8 (0.65%) Sparx
12 7 (0.57%) Cadence
12 7 (0.57%) PTC
13 6 (0.49%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.49%) IBM
13 6 (0.49%) Informatica
13 6 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.49%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.40%) Juniper
14 5 (0.40%) OpenText