Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 415 403
Rank change year-on-year -43 -12 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 1141 1346 1722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1159 1432
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £88,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -1.48%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -30 1085 £55,000 -4.35% 57
UK excluding London 0 615 £50,000 -4.76% 39
London -57 480 £67,500 +3.85% 21
South East +67 222 £55,000 +4.76% 6
North of England +9 162 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North West +33 108 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Midlands +6 103 £45,000 -18.18% 5
West Midlands -1 71 £46,250 -15.91% 3
Yorkshire -39 48 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South West +13 46 £47,500 -5.00% 9
East of England -56 45 £60,000 - 6
Scotland +6 32 £52,500 - 3
East Midlands +15 30 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wales +13 9 £45,775 -23.71%
North East +8 5 £35,000 -30.00%

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Business Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 415 (36.37%) Business Development
2 401 (35.14%) Finance
3 234 (20.51%) Project Management
4 181 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 169 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 163 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 159 (13.94%) Business Analysis
8 154 (13.50%) Degree
9 153 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
10 149 (13.06%) Marketing
11 138 (12.09%) Banking
12 110 (9.64%) Analytics
13 105 (9.20%) Retail
14 98 (8.59%) SaaS
15 97 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
16 94 (8.24%) CRM
16 94 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
17 93 (8.15%) Change Management
18 92 (8.06%) Investment Banking
19 91 (7.98%) Risk Management
19 91 (7.98%) SQL
20 84 (7.36%) Information Security
21 82 (7.19%) Asset Management
21 82 (7.19%) Wealth Management
22 80 (7.01%) Retail Banking
23 79 (6.92%) ERP
24 78 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
25 74 (6.49%) PRINCE2
26 73 (6.40%) SDLC
27 68 (5.96%) PMO

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 67 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.53%) CMS
3 5 (0.44%) SAS
4 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.26%) Drupal
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.088%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 24 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.61%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.26%) Sage 500
8 3 (0.26%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.26%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.26%) SAP LE
8 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.26%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.18%) Relativity
9 2 (0.18%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 98 (8.59%) SaaS
2 35 (3.07%) IaaS
3 26 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.58%) Office 365
5 9 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.70%) Asana
6 8 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.35%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) G Suite
8 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.26%) Veeva
9 2 (0.18%) Force.com
9 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.088%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.49%) Internet
2 15 (1.31%) Unified Communications
3 13 (1.14%) VPN
4 12 (1.05%) MPLS
5 6 (0.53%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.53%) Network Security
5 6 (0.53%) Skype
5 6 (0.53%) WAN
6 5 (0.44%) LAN
7 4 (0.35%) Broadband
7 4 (0.35%) WLAN
8 3 (0.26%) SAN
8 3 (0.26%) SMS
8 3 (0.26%) Wireless
9 2 (0.18%) Extranet
9 2 (0.18%) Firewall
9 2 (0.18%) Intranet
9 2 (0.18%) VoIP
9 2 (0.18%) VPLS
10 1 (0.088%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 29 (2.54%) Power BI
4 23 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.75%) Big Data
6 16 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.14%) QlikView
8 11 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.70%) Essbase
12 7 (0.61%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.61%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.44%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.35%) MySQL
14 4 (0.35%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (1.31%) JIRA
2 8 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.35%) YouTrack
4 3 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 401 (35.14%) Finance
2 149 (13.06%) Marketing
3 138 (12.09%) Banking
4 105 (9.20%) Retail
5 92 (8.06%) Investment Banking
6 80 (7.01%) Retail Banking
7 58 (5.08%) Telecoms
8 51 (4.47%) Advertising
9 45 (3.94%) Manufacturing
10 38 (3.33%) Legal
11 24 (2.10%) Electronics
12 20 (1.75%) Financial Institution
13 18 (1.58%) Games
14 9 (0.79%) Back Office
14 9 (0.79%) Law
14 9 (0.79%) Local Government
15 8 (0.70%) Automotive
16 7 (0.61%) Front Office
16 7 (0.61%) German Language
16 7 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.77%) Flash
2 19 (1.67%) .NET
3 15 (1.31%) Web Services
4 5 (0.44%) EDI
4 5 (0.44%) Middleware
5 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.26%) CGI
6 3 (0.26%) MDX
6 3 (0.26%) XML
7 2 (0.18%) COM
8 1 (0.088%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.088%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.088%) CSS
8 1 (0.088%) HTML
8 1 (0.088%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.73%) Data Centre
3 29 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 20 (1.75%) Fintech
5 16 (1.40%) Hedge funds
6 14 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.05%) User Experience
7 12 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 9 (0.79%) NHS
8 9 (0.79%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.70%) Derivative
9 8 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.70%) FMCG
9 8 (0.70%) Reinsurance
10 7 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.53%) iPad
11 6 (0.53%) Social Media
12 5 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.40%) Windows
2 7 (0.61%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.088%) Linux
4 1 (0.088%) Unix
4 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (36.37%) Business Development
2 234 (20.51%) Project Management
3 181 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 163 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (13.94%) Business Analysis
6 153 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
7 110 (9.64%) Analytics
8 97 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
9 94 (8.24%) CRM
10 93 (8.15%) Change Management
11 91 (7.98%) Risk Management
12 84 (7.36%) Information Security
13 82 (7.19%) Asset Management
13 82 (7.19%) Wealth Management
14 79 (6.92%) ERP
15 78 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
16 74 (6.49%) PRINCE2
17 73 (6.40%) SDLC
18 68 (5.96%) Programme Management
19 62 (5.43%) Lead Generation
Programming Languages
1 91 (7.98%) SQL
2 30 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 19 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 13 (1.14%) C
5 11 (0.96%) Python
5 11 (0.96%) R
6 7 (0.61%) C#
6 7 (0.61%) VB
6 7 (0.61%) X++
7 4 (0.35%) PHP
8 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.18%) VBA
9 1 (0.088%) C++
9 1 (0.088%) Java
9 1 (0.088%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 154 (13.50%) Degree
2 19 (1.67%) ISEB
3 17 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (1.05%) APMG
5 10 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.53%) APMP
7 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.53%) PMP
8 5 (0.44%) ACCA
9 4 (0.35%) CCNA
9 4 (0.35%) CIMA
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.26%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.18%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.96%) PMO
2 41 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 25 (2.19%) SLA
5 20 (1.75%) QA
6 12 (1.05%) GDPR
7 10 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.79%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.79%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.79%) MiFID
9 5 (0.44%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
12 1 (0.088%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.088%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.088%) SCCM
3 1 (0.088%) SCOM
Vendors
1 169 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.52%) SAP
3 48 (4.21%) Oracle
4 23 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (1.84%) Tableau
6 15 (1.31%) Cisco
7 13 (1.14%) TOWER Software
8 12 (1.05%) Hyperion
9 11 (0.96%) Cognos
9 11 (0.96%) VMware
10 10 (0.88%) IFS
11 8 (0.70%) Sage
12 7 (0.61%) Google
12 7 (0.61%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.61%) NetApp
13 6 (0.53%) EMC
14 5 (0.44%) Dell
14 5 (0.44%) HP
14 5 (0.44%) IBM
14 5 (0.44%) Intel