Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 486 568
Rank change year-on-year -9 +82 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 276 647 720
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 296 586 684
Median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,400 £35,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 60,206 118,984 144,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.59% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 48,901 96,291 117,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Manager over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 -4 229 £60,000 +4.35% 45
UK excluding London +38 120 £52,500 -4.55% 34
London +36 117 £75,000 +11.94% 15
Work from Home -50 52 £62,500 -10.71% 14
South East +103 43 £52,500 -25.00% 3
North of England +10 31 £54,000 -1.82% 6
Midlands +75 21 £48,750 -17.72% 13
North West +33 17 £60,000 +9.09% 3
West Midlands +59 15 £46,950 -32.93% 9
Yorkshire +9 14 £53,750 -2.27% 2
South West +68 11 £62,000 +12.73% 6
East Midlands +70 6 £48,750 -24.12% 4
Wales +50 5 £48,250 +15.14% 1
Scotland +23 5 £76,250 +63.10% 3
East of England +91 4 £47,500 -13.64% 2
North East +2 1 - - 1

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 109 (39.49%) Business Development
2 82 (29.71%) Finance
3 65 (23.55%) Project Management
4 55 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (19.57%) Marketing
6 41 (14.86%) Microsoft
6 41 (14.86%) Business Analysis
7 40 (14.49%) CRM
8 38 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (13.77%) SQL
9 34 (12.32%) SaaS
10 30 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (9.42%) Bloomberg
11 26 (9.42%) Decision-Making
12 25 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (9.06%) Front Office
13 24 (8.70%) ERP
13 24 (8.70%) AWS
14 23 (8.33%) Public Sector
14 23 (8.33%) Project Delivery
14 23 (8.33%) Asset Management
15 22 (7.97%) Degree
15 22 (7.97%) Back Office
15 22 (7.97%) Hedge funds
15 22 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
16 21 (7.61%) Business Case
16 21 (7.61%) Investment Management
17 19 (6.88%) Azure
17 19 (6.88%) Legal

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 10 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.45%) Jadu
3 2 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.54%) Eagle PACE
1 7 (2.54%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.81%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.32%) SaaS
2 24 (8.70%) AWS
3 19 (6.88%) Azure
4 10 (3.62%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.81%) IaaS
6 5 (1.81%) Office 365
6 5 (1.81%) PaaS
7 3 (1.09%) GCP
8 1 (0.36%) G Suite
8 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.36%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.36%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.72%) SAN
2 2 (0.72%) Skype
2 2 (0.72%) WebEx
2 2 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) DHCP
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) Extranet
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.26%) Power BI
1 9 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.17%) Data Lake
2 6 (2.17%) QlikView
3 5 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.09%) Tableau
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.72%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.72%) Looker
6 2 (0.72%) Semantic Layer
6 2 (0.72%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 82 (29.71%) Finance
2 54 (19.57%) Marketing
3 25 (9.06%) Front Office
4 23 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 22 (7.97%) Back Office
6 19 (6.88%) Legal
7 14 (5.07%) Banking
7 14 (5.07%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.99%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.99%) Retail
9 9 (3.26%) Law
10 7 (2.54%) Local Government
11 3 (1.09%) French Language
11 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.72%) German Language
12 2 (0.72%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.36%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.07%) Web Services
2 4 (1.45%) EDI
2 4 (1.45%) Middleware
3 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.36%) FpML
4 1 (0.36%) JSON
4 1 (0.36%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (0.36%) RESTful
4 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.97%) Hedge funds
3 18 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (5.07%) Derivative
4 14 (5.07%) Fixed Income
4 14 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.54%) Reference Data
7 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.17%) NHS
7 6 (2.17%) Social Media
8 5 (1.81%) FMCG
9 4 (1.45%) CCTV
9 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.26%) Windows
2 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (39.49%) Business Development
2 65 (23.55%) Project Management
3 55 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.86%) Business Analysis
5 40 (14.49%) CRM
6 38 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (9.42%) Decision-Making
9 24 (8.70%) ERP
10 23 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 23 (8.33%) Project Delivery
11 22 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (7.61%) Business Case
12 21 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (7.61%) Investment Management
13 19 (6.88%) Migration
14 18 (6.52%) ITIL
14 18 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (5.80%) Software Engineering
16 15 (5.43%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.77%) SQL
2 9 (3.26%) C
3 8 (2.90%) Python
4 3 (1.09%) C#
4 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.97%) Degree
2 15 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.81%) MBA
6 4 (1.45%) APMG
6 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.72%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) ACCA
8 1 (0.36%) CIMA
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) GDPR
3 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.45%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 41 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.42%) Bloomberg
3 15 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.26%) VMware
5 6 (2.17%) SAP
6 4 (1.45%) Google
6 4 (1.45%) HubSpot
6 4 (1.45%) JDA
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle
6 4 (1.45%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.09%) Cisco
7 3 (1.09%) Intel
8 2 (0.72%) Avaya
8 2 (0.72%) IBM
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix
9 1 (0.36%) Dell
9 1 (0.36%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.36%) HP
9 1 (0.36%) NetApp
9 1 (0.36%) Sage