Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Forecasting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Forecasting over the 6 months to 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Forecasting
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1013 1095 1102
Rank change year-on-year +82 +7 +71
Permanent jobs citing Business Forecasting 82 88 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.050% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.054% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 54 64 50
UK median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,375 £37,725
90th Percentile £77,500 £114,775 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £44,600
% change year-on-year -3.55% +10.43% -6.11%

Business Forecasting 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 136,045 162,743 155,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.82% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 106,534 131,973 127,891
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Business Forecasting
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Forecasting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Forecasting in the UK

Business Forecasting
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Forecasting.

Salary trend for Business Forecasting in the UK

Business Forecasting
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Forecasting over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Forecasting in the UK

Business Forecasting
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Forecasting within the UK over the 6 months to 24 April 2019. 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 +95 82 £47,500 -29.63% 5
UK excluding London +92 55 £47,500 -3.55% 3
South East +65 27 £35,500 -25.26% 2
London +52 27 £48,750 -51.25% 2
North of England +53 18 £42,500 +3.03%
North West +60 17 £35,000 +27.27%
South West +22 5 £47,500 +35.71%
Midlands +25 4 £57,500 -25.81% 1
East Midlands +41 3 £57,500 -4.17% 1
East of England +70 1 £65,000 -38.10%
West Midlands +19 1 - -
North East - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT jobs citing Business Forecasting 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 Forecasting.

1 50 (60.98%) Finance
2 35 (42.68%) Degree
3 33 (40.24%) Project Management
4 31 (37.80%) Decision-Making
5 29 (35.37%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (28.05%) Marketing
7 21 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (21.95%) Data Quality
8 18 (21.95%) SQL
9 17 (20.73%) User Experience
9 17 (20.73%) Analytics
10 16 (19.51%) Analytical Thinking
10 16 (19.51%) Lead Generation
10 16 (19.51%) Dashboard Development
10 16 (19.51%) Data Integration
10 16 (19.51%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (19.51%) Data Management
11 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
11 15 (18.29%) Planning and Forecasting
12 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
13 13 (15.85%) Business Development
14 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (13.41%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 9 (10.98%) SDLC
16 9 (10.98%) Demand Management
16 9 (10.98%) QA
17 8 (9.76%) MATLAB
17 8 (9.76%) Statistics
17 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis

Business Forecasting
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 4 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.66%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.66%) SPSS
2 3 (3.66%) Stata
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Broadband
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) NAS
3 1 (1.22%) PPP
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) VoIP
3 1 (1.22%) Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) Big Data
2 7 (8.54%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (8.54%) GIS
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (4.88%) BigQuery
3 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.88%) Power BI
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.66%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.44%) dBASE
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) RStudio
2 1 (1.22%) Hudson
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (60.98%) Finance
2 23 (28.05%) Marketing
3 7 (8.54%) Billing
3 7 (8.54%) Local Government
4 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.88%) Games
5 4 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.66%) Back Office
6 3 (3.66%) Banking
6 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 3 (3.66%) Retail
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (1.22%) Electronics
7 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Analyst
2 17 (20.73%) Sales Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) Account Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Data Scientist
6 7 (8.54%) Release Manager
7 6 (7.32%) IT Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Business Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planner
8 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Planning Manager
8 4 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Database Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Forecast Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Network Capacity Planner
9 3 (3.66%) Network Planner
9 3 (3.66%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.73%) User Experience
3 7 (8.54%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.44%) Fintech
5 2 (2.44%) iPad
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.22%) EPoS
6 1 (1.22%) Equities
6 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.22%) FMCG
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
6 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Project Management
2 31 (37.80%) Decision-Making
3 21 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (20.73%) Analytics
5 16 (19.51%) Analytical Thinking
5 16 (19.51%) Dashboard Development
5 16 (19.51%) Data Integration
5 16 (19.51%) Data Management
5 16 (19.51%) Lead Generation
6 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
6 15 (18.29%) Planning and Forecasting
7 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
8 13 (15.85%) Business Development
9 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (13.41%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 9 (10.98%) Demand Management
11 9 (10.98%) SDLC
12 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
12 8 (9.76%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) SQL
2 8 (9.76%) MATLAB
3 7 (8.54%) Python
3 7 (8.54%) R
4 4 (4.88%) Julia
5 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.66%) Bourne shell
5 3 (3.66%) CQL
5 3 (3.66%) C-shell
5 3 (3.66%) Korn
5 3 (3.66%) PHP
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (42.68%) Degree
2 7 (8.54%) PgMP
2 7 (8.54%) PMI Certification
2 7 (8.54%) PMP
3 3 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CFA
5 1 (1.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.95%) Data Quality
2 9 (10.98%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) PMO
4 1 (1.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (8.54%) Guidewire
3 5 (6.10%) SAP
4 4 (4.88%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.44%) Adaptive Insights
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco
5 2 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.22%) Citrix
6 1 (1.22%) EMC
6 1 (1.22%) F5
6 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.22%) NetApp
6 1 (1.22%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.22%) Twitter
6 1 (1.22%) VMware