Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Development over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Development
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 269 252
Rank change year-on-year +46 -17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Business Development 2,037 676 1,824
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.20% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.30% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 848 478 1,210
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,525 £30,000
25th Percentile £49,875 £37,500 £40,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +31.82% - -0.45%
75th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +11.11%

Business Development 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 120,680 52,120 125,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.35% 92.86% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 80,891 43,708 100,921
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.39%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Development over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 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 +35 1,546 £70,000 +27.27% 314
London -6 770 £80,000 +33.33% 126
UK excluding London +46 753 £60,000 +33.33% 207
Work from Home -36 388 £70,000 +16.67% 65
South East +5 216 £58,750 +45.06% 42
North of England -12 162 £57,500 +4.55% 49
Midlands -36 127 £55,000 +41.03% 37
East of England -19 113 £54,481 +40.60% 26
North West -25 103 £47,500 -13.64% 26
West Midlands -22 102 £57,500 +49.35% 25
South West -36 92 £62,500 -5.30% 27
Yorkshire -32 56 £77,500 +93.75% 9
Wales -28 27 - - 4
East Midlands -56 25 £43,500 +11.54% 12
Scotland -59 25 £77,500 +86.75% 19
Northern Ireland - 11 £77,500 - 3
North East - 3 £52,500 - 14

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing Business Development 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 Development.

1 721 (35.40%) Social Skills
2 617 (30.29%) Finance
3 512 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
4 443 (21.75%) Degree
5 416 (20.42%) Marketing
6 402 (19.73%) Project Management
7 393 (19.29%) Presales
8 314 (15.41%) Coaching
9 296 (14.53%) Mentoring
10 282 (13.84%) Analytics
11 277 (13.60%) Microsoft
12 264 (12.96%) Project Delivery
13 253 (12.42%) Azure
14 248 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
15 246 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
15 246 (12.08%) Retail
16 229 (11.24%) Risk Management
17 219 (10.75%) SAP
18 207 (10.16%) AWS
19 206 (10.11%) Thought Leadership
19 206 (10.11%) DevOps
20 189 (9.28%) Presentation Skills
21 184 (9.03%) Time Management
22 183 (8.98%) Software Engineering
23 177 (8.69%) Cybersecurity
24 174 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
25 173 (8.49%) Migration
26 170 (8.35%) Line Management
26 170 (8.35%) Decision-Making
27 168 (8.25%) Legal

Business Development
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 89 (4.37%) SAS
2 44 (2.16%) Confluence
3 43 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 20 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.79%) CMS
6 14 (0.69%) NetWeaver
7 12 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (0.59%) WordPress
8 11 (0.54%) IIS
9 10 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.44%) Apache
10 9 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.39%) nginx
12 7 (0.34%) Apache Synapse
13 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.25%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 118 (5.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 85 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
4 50 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.08%) InDesign
6 11 (0.54%) Sketch
6 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.34%) Windchill
10 6 (0.29%) Figma
11 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.20%) iWork
12 2 (0.098%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.049%) InVision
Business Applications
1 74 (3.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 72 (3.53%) Oracle ERP
3 46 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
4 44 (2.16%) SAP BPC
5 19 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.88%) SAP FSCM
7 17 (0.83%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 12 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.59%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.39%) SAP SCM
10 8 (0.39%) SAP SRM
10 8 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 7 (0.34%) Magento
11 7 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 253 (12.42%) Azure
2 207 (10.16%) AWS
3 154 (7.56%) SaaS
4 125 (6.14%) GCP
5 76 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
6 63 (3.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 63 (3.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 60 (2.95%) Serverless
8 33 (1.62%) Power Platform
9 27 (1.33%) PaaS
10 23 (1.13%) IaaS
11 20 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.83%) iPaaS
13 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.69%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.64%) Azure Sentinel
15 12 (0.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 12 (0.59%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.54%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.16%) Internet
2 23 (1.13%) Network Security
3 20 (0.98%) Intranet
4 15 (0.74%) 4G
5 12 (0.59%) 5G
5 12 (0.59%) Wireless
6 9 (0.44%) Broadband
6 9 (0.44%) Firewall
6 9 (0.44%) VPN
6 9 (0.44%) WAN
7 8 (0.39%) SD-WAN
7 8 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.29%) HTTP
9 4 (0.20%) LAN
9 4 (0.20%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
10 3 (0.15%) VoIP
10 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.098%) LTE
11 2 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.44%) Big Data
2 47 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 30 (1.47%) Power BI
4 30 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.23%) SAP HANA
6 24 (1.18%) SAP BW
7 23 (1.13%) Spotfire
8 21 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 21 (1.03%) DataStage
8 21 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
9 18 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
10 17 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
10 17 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (0.83%) MySQL
10 17 (0.83%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.79%) DTS
12 13 (0.64%) Tableau
13 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 88 (4.32%) JIRA
2 64 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 40 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.59%) LSMW
6 10 (0.49%) Axure RP
7 8 (0.39%) Jasmine
7 8 (0.39%) JUnit
7 8 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.34%) Maven
8 7 (0.34%) Selenium
9 5 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.20%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.20%) Gatling
10 4 (0.20%) JMeter
10 4 (0.20%) Mocha
10 4 (0.20%) webpack
11 3 (0.15%) gulp
General
1 721 (35.40%) Social Skills
2 617 (30.29%) Finance
3 416 (20.42%) Marketing
4 248 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
5 246 (12.08%) Retail
6 189 (9.28%) Presentation Skills
7 168 (8.25%) Legal
8 110 (5.40%) Public Sector
9 85 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
10 75 (3.68%) Games
11 74 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 62 (3.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 62 (3.04%) Telecoms
13 60 (2.95%) Electronics
14 58 (2.85%) Influencing Skills
15 52 (2.55%) Advertising
16 50 (2.45%) Manufacturing
17 43 (2.11%) Banking
18 39 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
19 37 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (16.05%) Consultant
2 290 (14.24%) Architect
3 139 (6.82%) Development Manager
4 137 (6.73%) Business Manager
5 136 (6.68%) Business Development Manager
6 106 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
7 105 (5.15%) SAP Consultant
8 99 (4.86%) Senior Manager
9 94 (4.61%) Project Manager
10 84 (4.12%) Developer
11 70 (3.44%) Programmer
12 68 (3.34%) Salesforce Architect
13 59 (2.90%) Analyst
14 56 (2.75%) Data Manager
15 54 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
16 51 (2.50%) Security Architect
17 49 (2.41%) Managing Consultant
18 48 (2.36%) Head of Development
19 44 (2.16%) Senior Project Manager
20 43 (2.11%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.83%) React
2 61 (2.99%) CSS
3 60 (2.95%) HTML
4 59 (2.90%) AngularJS
5 55 (2.70%) .NET
6 50 (2.45%) Vue.js
7 49 (2.41%) XML
8 36 (1.77%) HTML5
9 34 (1.67%) Web Services
10 33 (1.62%) REST
10 33 (1.62%) WPF
11 32 (1.57%) CSS3
12 30 (1.47%) Middleware
12 30 (1.47%) Node.js
13 29 (1.42%) COM
14 28 (1.37%) WinForms
15 23 (1.13%) SOAP
16 20 (0.98%) .NET Framework
16 20 (0.98%) EDI
17 18 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 118 (5.79%) Social Media
2 106 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 104 (5.11%) User Experience
4 103 (5.06%) Blog
4 103 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (3.83%) Virtual Team
6 71 (3.49%) Life Science
7 55 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 53 (2.60%) Cloud Native
8 53 (2.60%) Tandem
9 51 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 44 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 40 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 35 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.62%) Public Cloud
14 24 (1.18%) NHS
15 19 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.83%) FMCG
17 16 (0.79%) Equities
17 16 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 64 (3.14%) Linux
2 50 (2.45%) Windows
3 30 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.03%) Windows 10
5 19 (0.93%) Android
6 18 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.39%) Solaris
8 6 (0.29%) Unix
9 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (19.73%) Project Management
3 393 (19.29%) Presales
4 314 (15.41%) Coaching
5 296 (14.53%) Mentoring
6 282 (13.84%) Analytics
7 264 (12.96%) Project Delivery
8 246 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
9 229 (11.24%) Risk Management
10 206 (10.11%) DevOps
10 206 (10.11%) Thought Leadership
11 184 (9.03%) Time Management
12 183 (8.98%) Software Engineering
13 177 (8.69%) Cybersecurity
14 174 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 173 (8.49%) Migration
16 170 (8.35%) Decision-Making
16 170 (8.35%) Line Management
17 150 (7.36%) Data Management
18 148 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (7.31%) SQL
2 143 (7.02%) Java
3 106 (5.20%) Python
4 102 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.27%) C
6 77 (3.78%) C#
7 51 (2.50%) ABAP
8 43 (2.11%) C++
9 28 (1.37%) Objective-C
10 21 (1.03%) PHP
11 15 (0.74%) Apex Code
11 15 (0.74%) SOQL
12 14 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.54%) R
16 10 (0.49%) Scala
17 6 (0.29%) Ada
17 6 (0.29%) Go
17 6 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 443 (21.75%) Degree
2 106 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (2.85%) Oracle Certification
5 47 (2.31%) Master's Degree
6 46 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 33 (1.62%) CEH
8 33 (1.62%) CISSP
8 33 (1.62%) MBA
9 26 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.98%) CISM
11 17 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.74%) CCNA
12 15 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.69%) CISA
14 13 (0.64%) PhD
15 11 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (0.49%) CREST Certified
17 9 (0.44%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.71%) QA
2 77 (3.78%) Good Clinical Practice
3 54 (2.65%) SLA
4 51 (2.50%) Data Quality
5 45 (2.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 43 (2.11%) Accessibility
7 34 (1.67%) CDISC
8 28 (1.37%) GDPR
9 27 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 22 (1.08%) NIST
11 15 (0.74%) GRC
12 14 (0.69%) PCI DSS
13 12 (0.59%) NCSC
14 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
14 10 (0.49%) PMO
15 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
16 8 (0.39%) ISO 31000
16 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.29%) Def Stans
System Software
1 76 (3.73%) Docker
2 29 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.64%) BitLocker
4 10 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.39%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) HDFS
9 2 (0.098%) Firmware
9 2 (0.098%) KVM
9 2 (0.098%) vSphere
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.049%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (2.70%) Terraform
2 51 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 46 (2.26%) Ansible
4 26 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.23%) Puppet
6 19 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.44%) Nessus
7 9 (0.44%) SCOM
8 8 (0.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 7 (0.34%) PTC Integrity
10 4 (0.20%) Mesos
10 4 (0.20%) SCCM
11 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.098%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.049%) Avamar
13 1 (0.049%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.049%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.049%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.049%) Packer
Vendors
1 277 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 219 (10.75%) SAP
3 158 (7.76%) Oracle
4 144 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
5 92 (4.52%) Google
6 67 (3.29%) Facebook
7 43 (2.11%) Adobe
8 41 (2.01%) YouTube
9 36 (1.77%) Apple
10 30 (1.47%) Informatica
11 22 (1.08%) JD Edwards
12 20 (0.98%) Cisco
12 20 (0.98%) Cognizant
12 20 (0.98%) VMware
13 19 (0.93%) Splunk
14 17 (0.83%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.83%) Infor
15 15 (0.74%) Dell
16 14 (0.69%) IBM
17 12 (0.59%) ServiceNow