Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Forecasting
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1035 1122 1132
Rank change year-on-year +87 +10 +68
Permanent jobs citing Business Forecasting 100 104 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.063% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 60 51 76
UK median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% -20.83% +4.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £110,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £51,950
% change year-on-year +26.67% -27.82% -1.05%

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 144,803 164,913 169,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.59% 91.90% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 114,496 131,060 140,287
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,418 £27,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Forecasting in the UK

Business Forecasting
Top 15 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 15 December 2018. 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 +69 97 £50,000 - 6
UK excluding London +90 70 £47,500 +26.67% 6
London +13 29 £67,500 -15.63% 1
South East +31 28 £57,500 +12.75% 1
South West +24 13 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North of England +18 11 £55,000 +83.33% 2
East of England +49 8 £72,500 +163.64%
Midlands +47 8 £40,000 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +22 6 - - 1
North West +18 6 £46,250 +19.35% 2
North East - 4 £60,000 -
West Midlands +48 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +31 1 - -
Scotland +6 1 £29,500 -60.67%
Wales +2 1 £42,500 +32.81% 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 52 (52.00%) Finance
2 44 (44.00%) Degree
3 37 (37.00%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (34.00%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (31.00%) SQL
6 28 (28.00%) Project Management
6 28 (28.00%) Marketing
7 27 (27.00%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (26.00%) Mathematics
8 26 (26.00%) Computer Science
9 23 (23.00%) Analytics
10 22 (22.00%) Planning and Forecasting
10 22 (22.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 20 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (19.00%) Business Development
12 19 (19.00%) ITIL
13 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
13 17 (17.00%) Data Quality
14 16 (16.00%) Statistics
14 16 (16.00%) Strategic Thinking
15 15 (15.00%) Value Proposition
15 15 (15.00%) Power BI
16 14 (14.00%) Demand Forecasting
16 14 (14.00%) Machine Learning
16 14 (14.00%) R
16 14 (14.00%) Logistics
16 14 (14.00%) VBA
17 13 (13.00%) Service Management
17 13 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (12.00%) Data Mining

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 10 (10.00%) SAS
2 6 (6.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (22.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.00%) SPSS
2 6 (6.00%) Stata
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (5.00%) SAP CO
1 5 (5.00%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (10.00%) SaaS
2 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Broadband
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) PPP
1 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) Power BI
2 13 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (12.00%) Data Mining
4 9 (9.00%) Big Data
5 6 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (3.00%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.00%) QlikView
8 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) RStudio
2 1 (1.00%) Hudson
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (52.00%) Finance
2 28 (28.00%) Marketing
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
4 9 (9.00%) Back Office
5 8 (8.00%) Billing
6 3 (3.00%) Games
6 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.00%) Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Electronics
8 1 (1.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (38.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.00%) Data Scientist
3 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (8.00%) Business Manager
4 7 (7.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) IT Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Business Development Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Development Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Forecast Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) IT Services Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Portfolio Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Procurement Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Release Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Sales Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) SAP Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Software Asset Manager
5 6 (6.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) OAuth
1 10 (10.00%) SAML
2 6 (6.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 37 (37.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.00%) CESG
3 6 (6.00%) User Experience
4 4 (4.00%) Fintech
5 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.00%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.00%) EPoS
7 1 (1.00%) FMCG
7 1 (1.00%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.00%) iPad
7 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.00%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Windows
1 3 (3.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (28.00%) Project Management
3 27 (27.00%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (26.00%) Computer Science
4 26 (26.00%) Mathematics
5 23 (23.00%) Analytics
6 22 (22.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 20 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (19.00%) Business Development
8 19 (19.00%) ITIL
9 16 (16.00%) Statistics
9 16 (16.00%) Strategic Thinking
10 15 (15.00%) Value Proposition
11 14 (14.00%) Demand Forecasting
11 14 (14.00%) Logistics
11 14 (14.00%) Machine Learning
12 13 (13.00%) Service Management
13 11 (11.00%) Predictive Modelling
14 10 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (10.00%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) R
2 14 (14.00%) VBA
3 11 (11.00%) MATLAB
3 11 (11.00%) Python
4 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.00%) Bourne shell
4 6 (6.00%) CQL
4 6 (6.00%) C-shell
4 6 (6.00%) Korn
4 6 (6.00%) PHP
4 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.00%) Julia
Qualifications
1 44 (44.00%) Degree
2 10 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (10.00%) MCITP
2 10 (10.00%) MCSE
2 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.00%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.00%) PgMP
3 6 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 6 (6.00%) PMP
4 2 (2.00%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.00%) PhD
5 1 (1.00%) CEH
5 1 (1.00%) CISM
5 1 (1.00%) CISSP
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) GDPR
4 2 (2.00%) PMO
5 1 (1.00%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (1.00%) IFRS
5 1 (1.00%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) SAP
3 6 (6.00%) Guidewire
3 6 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.00%) Tableau
4 5 (5.00%) Adaptive Insights
5 3 (3.00%) BMC
5 3 (3.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.00%) Cadence
6 2 (2.00%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.00%) Qualys
7 1 (1.00%) Rapid7