Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Development
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 241 232
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 -24
Permanent jobs citing Business Development 1,272 1,560 2,274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.37% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.49% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 707 1,025 1,288
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +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 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Top 16 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 12 April 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 +4 1,027 £57,000 +3.64% 261
UK excluding London +77 608 £45,000 -14.29% 182
London -36 436 £70,000 +16.67% 91
Work from Home -33 209 £57,000 -18.57% 47
South East +64 181 £45,000 -18.18% 35
South West +43 131 £65,500 +13.91% 16
Midlands +40 90 £40,000 -5.88% 33
East of England +74 76 £22,500 -51.35% 13
North of England -19 76 £45,000 -14.29% 69
West Midlands +38 66 £40,000 -27.27% 25
North West +30 60 £45,000 -14.29% 28
Scotland +22 37 £58,750 +46.88% 8
East Midlands +21 24 £40,000 - 8
Wales +44 18 £32,500 -54.39% 5
Yorkshire -34 14 £40,000 -11.11% 13
North East +1 2 - - 28

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 320 (25.16%) Finance
2 292 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (19.34%) Marketing
4 225 (17.69%) Degree
5 191 (15.02%) Microsoft
6 181 (14.23%) Project Management
7 178 (13.99%) Azure
8 154 (12.11%) Presales
9 150 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
10 146 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
11 144 (11.32%) Analytics
12 135 (10.61%) AWS
13 127 (9.98%) Coaching
14 124 (9.75%) Security Cleared
15 116 (9.12%) Mentoring
15 116 (9.12%) SAP
16 111 (8.73%) Legal
16 111 (8.73%) Public Sector
17 110 (8.65%) CRM
17 110 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
18 97 (7.63%) B2B
19 92 (7.23%) Migration
20 89 (7.00%) SQL
21 87 (6.84%) Software Engineering
22 86 (6.76%) ERP
22 86 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
23 84 (6.60%) Scrum
23 84 (6.60%) Project Delivery
24 83 (6.53%) Decision-Making
25 81 (6.37%) Risk Management

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 27 (2.12%) SAS
2 26 (2.04%) Confluence
3 19 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.42%) CMS
5 14 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.79%) IIS
7 7 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.31%) Jadu
9 4 (0.31%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.31%) WordPress
10 2 (0.16%) Liferay
11 1 (0.079%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.079%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 49 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) Sketch
5 6 (0.47%) InVision
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
8 1 (0.079%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.079%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.079%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (3.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (1.26%) SAP FSCM
3 13 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.94%) SAP SCM
5 11 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.63%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.63%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.47%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.31%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.24%) Magento
9 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.24%) Shopify
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 178 (13.99%) Azure
2 135 (10.61%) AWS
3 78 (6.13%) SaaS
4 42 (3.30%) Power Platform
5 31 (2.44%) GCP
5 31 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
6 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.34%) Serverless
9 14 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.02%) PaaS
11 12 (0.94%) IaaS
12 10 (0.79%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.71%) Asana
13 9 (0.71%) GitHub
14 8 (0.63%) Smartsheet
15 6 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
17 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.65%) Firewall
2 15 (1.18%) Internet
3 14 (1.10%) Network Security
4 11 (0.86%) VoIP
4 11 (0.86%) VSAN
5 9 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.63%) Unified Communications
6 8 (0.63%) Wireless
7 7 (0.55%) DHCP
7 7 (0.55%) DNS
7 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.39%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.31%) SAN
11 3 (0.24%) HTTP
11 3 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.48%) Big Data
2 40 (3.14%) Power BI
3 24 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 22 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.57%) Tableau
6 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.02%) Apache Accumulo
8 8 (0.63%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.39%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.39%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.31%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.31%) DataStage
12 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 53 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 51 (4.01%) JIRA
3 15 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.47%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 4 (0.31%) JMeter
6 3 (0.24%) eCATT
6 3 (0.24%) Firebug
6 3 (0.24%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.24%) Subversion
6 3 (0.24%) Xdebug
7 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.16%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.16%) GoCD
7 2 (0.16%) JBehave
7 2 (0.16%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.16%) Selenium
7 2 (0.16%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.16%) TestComplete
General
1 320 (25.16%) Finance
2 246 (19.34%) Marketing
3 111 (8.73%) Legal
3 111 (8.73%) Public Sector
4 65 (5.11%) Retail
5 64 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 62 (4.87%) Manufacturing
7 59 (4.64%) Advertising
8 48 (3.77%) Law
9 45 (3.54%) Banking
10 41 (3.22%) Billing
11 27 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (2.04%) Aerospace
12 26 (2.04%) Games
13 18 (1.42%) German Language
14 13 (1.02%) Electronics
14 13 (1.02%) Publishing
15 10 (0.79%) Digital Economy
16 9 (0.71%) Local Government
17 8 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (22.72%) Consultant
2 110 (8.65%) Business Manager
3 107 (8.41%) Development Manager
4 105 (8.25%) Business Development Manager
5 93 (7.31%) Architect
6 76 (5.97%) Recruitment Consultant
7 61 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 57 (4.48%) Sales Manager
9 56 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
10 52 (4.09%) Analyst
10 52 (4.09%) Developer
11 49 (3.85%) Account Manager
11 49 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
12 45 (3.54%) Sales Executive
13 40 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.52%) IT Consultant
14 32 (2.52%) Senior Manager
15 30 (2.36%) Sales Account Manager
15 30 (2.36%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 29 (2.28%) IT Recruitment Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.14%) .NET
2 26 (2.04%) CSS
3 25 (1.97%) Web Services
4 20 (1.57%) HTML
5 17 (1.34%) Natural Language Processing
5 17 (1.34%) REST
6 15 (1.18%) Kafka
7 14 (1.10%) JSON
7 14 (1.10%) XML
8 13 (1.02%) Apache NiFi
9 11 (0.86%) Django
9 11 (0.86%) SAML
10 10 (0.79%) HTML5
11 9 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.71%) Middleware
11 9 (0.71%) React
11 9 (0.71%) Vue.js
12 8 (0.63%) BAPI
12 8 (0.63%) IDoc
12 8 (0.63%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 56 (4.40%) User Experience
4 42 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.59%) Social Media
6 31 (2.44%) Cyberattack
7 30 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 29 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 29 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 26 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.89%) NHS
11 18 (1.42%) Life Science
12 16 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 14 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
15 13 (1.02%) Online Banking
15 13 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.30%) Linux
1 42 (3.30%) Windows
2 26 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 6 (0.47%) Android
3 6 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.24%) Unix
7 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (14.23%) Project Management
3 154 (12.11%) Presales
4 150 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
5 146 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
6 144 (11.32%) Analytics
7 127 (9.98%) Coaching
8 116 (9.12%) Mentoring
9 110 (8.65%) CRM
10 97 (7.63%) B2B
11 92 (7.23%) Migration
12 87 (6.84%) Software Engineering
13 86 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (6.76%) ERP
14 84 (6.60%) Project Delivery
14 84 (6.60%) Scrum
15 83 (6.53%) Decision-Making
16 81 (6.37%) Risk Management
17 77 (6.05%) DevOps
18 75 (5.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 89 (7.00%) SQL
2 79 (6.21%) C
3 59 (4.64%) Java
4 50 (3.93%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.38%) Python
6 42 (3.30%) C#
7 22 (1.73%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.10%) C++
8 14 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.02%) PHP
10 9 (0.71%) TypeScript
11 8 (0.63%) VBA
12 7 (0.55%) ABAP
12 7 (0.55%) Go
12 7 (0.55%) Perl
13 5 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.31%) R
14 4 (0.31%) Rust
15 3 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 225 (17.69%) Degree
2 124 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 49 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.83%) PhD
6 22 (1.73%) CISSP
6 22 (1.73%) HND
7 21 (1.65%) HNC
8 15 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.10%) CISM
10 11 (0.86%) MBA
11 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.79%) PMP
12 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.63%) CCNA
13 8 (0.63%) GIAC
13 8 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.55%) CCNP
14 7 (0.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.44%) GDPR
3 29 (2.28%) QA
4 24 (1.89%) SLA
5 23 (1.81%) Good Clinical Practice
6 20 (1.57%) Data Quality
7 19 (1.49%) PCI DSS
8 17 (1.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 14 (1.10%) GRC
10 13 (1.02%) ISO 9001
10 13 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.71%) CDISC
12 8 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
12 8 (0.63%) BS25999
13 7 (0.55%) ISO 13485
13 7 (0.55%) NIST
14 4 (0.31%) PMO
15 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.16%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 53 (4.17%) Docker
2 44 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.57%) vSphere
4 12 (0.94%) VMware NSX
5 9 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.47%) XenApp
7 4 (0.31%) Firmware
7 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.16%) vCloud
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.079%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.079%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.81%) Puppet
3 22 (1.73%) Ansible
4 19 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.42%) Terraform
6 5 (0.39%) EnCase
7 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.24%) SCOM
7 3 (0.24%) WSUS
8 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.16%) vRealize
9 1 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.079%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.079%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.079%) Opsgenie
9 1 (0.079%) SCCM
Vendors
1 191 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 116 (9.12%) SAP
3 53 (4.17%) Oracle
4 51 (4.01%) VMware
5 35 (2.75%) Google
6 32 (2.52%) Citrix
7 27 (2.12%) IBM
7 27 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.73%) Adobe
9 20 (1.57%) Cisco
10 19 (1.49%) Facebook
11 16 (1.26%) Twitter
12 14 (1.10%) Sparx
12 14 (1.10%) YouTube
13 12 (0.94%) Dell
14 11 (0.86%) EMC
14 11 (0.86%) JD Edwards
15 10 (0.79%) McAfee
16 9 (0.71%) Avaya
16 9 (0.71%) Mitel