Period
to 1 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 557 554
Rank change year-on-year +69 -3 -106
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 460 705 881
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 366 602 807
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -13.64%

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 84,497 138,801 167,032
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 95.99% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67,771 110,261 135,765
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +76 417 £62,500 +6.38% 19
London +87 236 £70,000 - 7
UK excluding London +68 195 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North of England +122 74 £52,500 +10.53% 6
North West +103 51 £52,000 +10.05% 4
South East +52 45 £51,250 -8.89% 4
Work from Home +13 35 £70,000 +14.29% 4
South West +66 33 £50,300 +0.60% 1
Midlands +36 22 £61,500 +44.71%
Yorkshire +102 20 £55,000 +15.79% 2
West Midlands +38 19 £65,000 +85.71%
Wales +10 10 £41,905 -7.39%
Scotland +41 8 £40,000 -
North East +16 5 £55,000 -1.12%
East of England +56 3 - - 1
East Midlands +43 3 £55,000 -

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 161 (35.00%) Finance
2 155 (33.70%) Business Development
3 103 (22.39%) Microsoft
4 93 (20.22%) Project Management
5 78 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (15.43%) Business Analysis
8 60 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (11.96%) SQL
10 54 (11.74%) CRM
11 48 (10.43%) Project Delivery
12 47 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
13 40 (8.70%) SAP
14 39 (8.48%) Visualisation
14 39 (8.48%) SaaS
15 38 (8.26%) Azure
15 38 (8.26%) Degree
16 37 (8.04%) Marketing
17 36 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
18 34 (7.39%) Mentoring
19 33 (7.17%) Power BI
19 33 (7.17%) AWS
19 33 (7.17%) ITIL
19 33 (7.17%) Power Platform
20 32 (6.96%) Analytics
21 31 (6.74%) Office 365
22 30 (6.52%) ERP
22 30 (6.52%) People Management
22 30 (6.52%) Decision-Making
23 29 (6.30%) Coaching

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 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.87%) CMS
3 3 (0.65%) Mendix
3 3 (0.65%) SAS
3 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.43%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
Applications
1 47 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.87%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.17%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.48%) SaaS
2 38 (8.26%) Azure
3 33 (7.17%) AWS
3 33 (7.17%) Power Platform
4 31 (6.74%) Office 365
5 14 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.74%) IaaS
7 3 (0.65%) Boomi
7 3 (0.65%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.43%) GCP
9 1 (0.22%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.22%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.74%) Internet
2 7 (1.52%) Unified Communications
3 6 (1.30%) Skype
4 4 (0.87%) Intranet
4 4 (0.87%) Wireless
5 3 (0.65%) MVNO
5 3 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.43%) MPLS
6 2 (0.43%) WAN
7 1 (0.22%) Broadband
7 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.22%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.17%) Power BI
2 22 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
4 19 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.17%) QlikView
6 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.74%) PowerPivot
8 7 (1.52%) OLAP
9 5 (1.09%) Looker
9 5 (1.09%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.65%) Big Data
12 2 (0.43%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.43%) MySQL
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.43%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Toad
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
General
1 161 (35.00%) Finance
2 37 (8.04%) Marketing
3 26 (5.65%) Legal
3 26 (5.65%) Manufacturing
4 23 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.78%) Banking
6 17 (3.70%) Front Office
6 17 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.96%) Retail
8 8 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.74%) Local Government
9 7 (1.52%) German Language
9 7 (1.52%) Law
9 7 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.09%) Games
11 4 (0.87%) Billing
12 3 (0.65%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.74%) MDX
2 4 (0.87%) .NET
3 2 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) COM
4 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.83%) Reinsurance
3 12 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.74%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.52%) User Experience
6 6 (1.30%) Derivative
6 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.87%) Life Science
8 4 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.65%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.65%) NHS
9 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.52%) Windows
2 6 (1.30%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.22%) Android
3 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (33.70%) Business Development
2 93 (20.22%) Project Management
3 78 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (15.43%) Business Analysis
6 60 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (11.74%) CRM
8 48 (10.43%) Project Delivery
9 39 (8.48%) Visualisation
10 34 (7.39%) Mentoring
11 33 (7.17%) ITIL
12 32 (6.96%) Analytics
13 30 (6.52%) Decision-Making
13 30 (6.52%) ERP
13 30 (6.52%) People Management
14 29 (6.30%) Coaching
14 29 (6.30%) Data Analysis
15 26 (5.65%) Change Management
16 25 (5.43%) B2B
17 23 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.96%) SQL
2 19 (4.13%) C
3 12 (2.61%) Python
4 10 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.17%) VB
5 7 (1.52%) R
6 6 (1.30%) MATLAB
6 6 (1.30%) VBA
7 4 (0.87%) C#
8 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.43%) Java
10 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (8.26%) Degree
2 16 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.04%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.87%) APMP
6 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.65%) APMG
7 3 (0.65%) PMP
8 2 (0.43%) ACCA
8 2 (0.43%) CIMA
9 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) QA
2 10 (2.17%) PMO
3 4 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) GAAP
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 103 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.70%) SAP
3 17 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.04%) Tableau
4 14 (3.04%) Veeam
4 14 (3.04%) VMware
5 7 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.52%) Oracle
6 5 (1.09%) Cisco
7 4 (0.87%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (0.87%) Capita
7 4 (0.87%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.65%) Dell
8 3 (0.65%) Informatica
9 2 (0.43%) ANSYS
9 2 (0.43%) DocuSign
9 2 (0.43%) Google
9 2 (0.43%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.43%) NETSOL
9 2 (0.43%) SimCorp