Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £56,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 445 368
Rank change year-on-year -65 -77 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 935 1,178 1,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.69% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 790 997 1,469
UK median annual salary £56,750 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £34,559
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -64 880 £55,326 -3.78% 169
UK excluding London -92 461 £50,000 -9.09% 108
London -27 428 £60,000 -4.00% 68
South East -46 139 £55,000 - 27
North of England -48 106 £47,500 - 33
Midlands -29 81 £45,000 -18.18% 16
North West +16 65 £52,500 +10.53% 22
South West +31 60 £47,500 -13.64% 12
West Midlands -28 58 £45,000 -18.18% 15
East of England -73 49 £50,000 - 13
Yorkshire -62 38 £42,750 -10.00% 8
East Midlands -25 22 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Scotland -35 21 £64,500 +12.17% 3
Wales +5 8 £41,500 -33.60% 4
North East -24 3 £35,000 -22.22% 3

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Business Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 351 (37.54%) Business Development
2 315 (33.69%) Finance
3 186 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 184 (19.68%) Project Management
5 169 (18.07%) Business Analysis
6 148 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (15.51%) Microsoft
8 131 (14.01%) Marketing
9 129 (13.80%) Business Intelligence
10 97 (10.37%) Change Management
10 97 (10.37%) CRM
11 96 (10.27%) ERP
12 84 (8.98%) SaaS
13 79 (8.45%) Retail
14 78 (8.34%) Degree
15 76 (8.13%) Line Management
16 74 (7.91%) SQL
17 71 (7.59%) SAP
17 71 (7.59%) Banking
18 67 (7.17%) SDLC
19 66 (7.06%) PRINCE2
20 63 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
21 58 (6.20%) Legal
22 56 (5.99%) Advertising
22 56 (5.99%) Service Delivery
23 55 (5.88%) Coaching
24 51 (5.45%) Analytics
25 49 (5.24%) Process Management
26 48 (5.13%) Business Transformation
27 47 (5.03%) Business Continuity

Business Manager Skill Set
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 19 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.86%) CMS
3 6 (0.64%) SAS
4 5 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.43%) Drupal
5 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.21%) Confluence
6 2 (0.21%) IIS
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.50%) SAP Business One
4 13 (1.39%) NetSuite
5 12 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.96%) Concordance
6 9 (0.96%) Relativity
7 7 (0.75%) Ringtail
7 7 (0.75%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.75%) Sage 500
7 7 (0.75%) Sage X3
8 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.32%) SAP LE
9 3 (0.32%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.32%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.98%) SaaS
2 27 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (1.39%) Office 365
4 9 (0.96%) Asana
4 9 (0.96%) PaaS
5 8 (0.86%) IaaS
6 5 (0.53%) Trello
7 3 (0.32%) Veeva
8 2 (0.21%) AdWords
8 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.21%) Force.com
8 2 (0.21%) G Suite
8 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.86%) MPLS
1 8 (0.86%) SAN
2 7 (0.75%) Ethernet
2 7 (0.75%) Unified Communications
2 7 (0.75%) VPN
3 6 (0.64%) Internet
3 6 (0.64%) Skype
4 4 (0.43%) Broadband
5 3 (0.32%) LAN
5 3 (0.32%) WAN
6 2 (0.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.21%) SMS
6 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) GoToMeeting
7 1 (0.11%) PBX
7 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.11%) VoIP
7 1 (0.11%) VPLS
7 1 (0.11%) WebEx
7 1 (0.11%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.25%) Power BI
5 19 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.50%) Big Data
6 14 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (1.07%) QlikView
10 8 (0.86%) Blockchain
10 8 (0.86%) GIS
11 4 (0.43%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.32%) MySQL
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.32%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 27 (2.89%) JIRA
2 5 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (0.53%) YouTrack
3 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.11%) Selenium
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 315 (33.69%) Finance
2 131 (14.01%) Marketing
3 79 (8.45%) Retail
4 71 (7.59%) Banking
5 58 (6.20%) Legal
6 56 (5.99%) Advertising
7 44 (4.71%) Telecoms
8 36 (3.85%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.14%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.93%) Games
11 16 (1.71%) Back Office
12 15 (1.60%) Investment Banking
13 14 (1.50%) Law
13 14 (1.50%) Local Government
14 13 (1.39%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.86%) Billing
15 8 (0.86%) Electronics
16 7 (0.75%) Automotive
16 7 (0.75%) Front Office
16 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.89%) .NET
2 24 (2.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (1.18%) Web Services
4 5 (0.53%) Middleware
5 3 (0.32%) CGI
6 2 (0.21%) COM
6 2 (0.21%) MDX
7 1 (0.11%) Ajax
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.11%) DHTML
7 1 (0.11%) Django
7 1 (0.11%) HTML
7 1 (0.11%) jQuery
7 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.89%) Driving Licence
4 25 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.71%) User Experience
7 15 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.39%) Fintech
9 13 (1.39%) FMCG
9 13 (1.39%) NHS
9 13 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.75%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.53%) Equities
14 5 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.60%) Windows
2 8 (0.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.21%) Unix
5 1 (0.11%) Linux
5 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (37.54%) Business Development
2 186 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 184 (19.68%) Project Management
4 169 (18.07%) Business Analysis
5 148 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (13.80%) Business Intelligence
7 97 (10.37%) Change Management
7 97 (10.37%) CRM
8 96 (10.27%) ERP
9 76 (8.13%) Line Management
10 67 (7.17%) SDLC
11 66 (7.06%) PRINCE2
12 56 (5.99%) Service Delivery
13 55 (5.88%) Coaching
14 51 (5.45%) Analytics
15 49 (5.24%) Process Management
16 48 (5.13%) Business Transformation
17 47 (5.03%) Business Continuity
17 47 (5.03%) Scrum
18 46 (4.92%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.91%) SQL
2 25 (2.67%) T-SQL
3 20 (2.14%) C
4 9 (0.96%) Python
5 7 (0.75%) R
6 6 (0.64%) C#
6 6 (0.64%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.64%) VB
6 6 (0.64%) X++
7 5 (0.53%) PHP
8 3 (0.32%) C++
8 3 (0.32%) Java
8 3 (0.32%) VBA
9 1 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 78 (8.34%) Degree
2 27 (2.89%) ISEB
3 13 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.96%) APMG
6 6 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.43%) ACCA
8 4 (0.43%) CCNA
8 4 (0.43%) CIMA
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.43%) PMP
9 3 (0.32%) APMP
9 3 (0.32%) IIBA
9 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.32%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) CBAP
10 2 (0.21%) MBA
10 2 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.17%) PMO
2 18 (1.93%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.93%) SLA
3 13 (1.39%) QA
4 9 (0.96%) ISO 14001
4 9 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.64%) GDPR
6 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.43%) MiFID
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 2 (0.21%) FATCA
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) HDFS
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.21%) FTK
3 1 (0.11%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 145 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.59%) SAP
3 32 (3.42%) Oracle
4 16 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (1.50%) Infor
6 13 (1.39%) Sage
7 12 (1.28%) TOWER Software
8 11 (1.18%) Epicor
8 11 (1.18%) IFS
9 10 (1.07%) Tableau
10 9 (0.96%) Cognos
10 9 (0.96%) Google
11 7 (0.75%) Capita
11 7 (0.75%) VMware
12 6 (0.64%) Ariba
12 6 (0.64%) Cisco
13 5 (0.53%) Apple
13 5 (0.53%) EMC
13 5 (0.53%) NetApp
14 4 (0.43%) Huawei