Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 445 400
Rank change year-on-year -74 -45 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 871 1,187 1,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.67% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.70% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 725 905 1,280
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -66 821 £55,000 -2.22% 124
UK excluding London -91 424 £50,000 -4.76% 78
London -18 410 £65,000 -3.70% 48
South East -86 119 £60,000 +9.09% 20
North of England -30 100 £49,000 -10.91% 18
Midlands -4 74 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Midlands +27 63 £47,000 -1.05% 16
North West -38 63 £45,000 -18.18% 6
East of England +35 61 £40,000 -30.43% 9
South West +25 51 £35,000 -30.00% 7
Yorkshire +27 29 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Scotland -22 15 £42,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands -26 11 £52,500 +10.53% 6
North East -12 8 £22,500 -63.27% 4
Wales +2 5 £36,742 -15.05%

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 316 (36.28%) Finance
2 266 (30.54%) Business Development
3 224 (25.72%) Project Management
4 171 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (16.19%) Business Analysis
6 128 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
7 123 (14.12%) Marketing
8 115 (13.20%) Change Management
9 111 (12.74%) Business Intelligence
10 87 (9.99%) Decision-Making
11 85 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
12 82 (9.41%) CRM
13 81 (9.30%) Microsoft
14 79 (9.07%) Degree
15 73 (8.38%) PRINCE2
16 72 (8.27%) SQL
17 67 (7.69%) SAP
18 64 (7.35%) Retail
19 61 (7.00%) ERP
20 58 (6.66%) Banking
21 56 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
22 54 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
22 54 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
23 51 (5.86%) ETL
23 51 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
24 50 (5.74%) Legal
25 46 (5.28%) IT Strategy
25 46 (5.28%) B2B
26 44 (5.05%) Mentoring
27 42 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 12 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.69%) SAS
3 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.23%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.11%) Confluence
6 1 (0.11%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (1.15%) SAP Business One
4 9 (1.03%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.92%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.80%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 6 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.34%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.34%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.34%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.25%) SaaS
2 23 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.92%) Office 365
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
8 2 (0.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.57%) Internet
1 5 (0.57%) Skype
1 5 (0.57%) Wireless
2 4 (0.46%) Intranet
2 4 (0.46%) Network Security
3 3 (0.34%) LAN
3 3 (0.34%) SMS
3 3 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.23%) DHCP
4 2 (0.23%) DNS
4 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.23%) MPLS
4 2 (0.23%) PBX
4 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) Broadband
5 1 (0.11%) Extranet
5 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.11%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (3.10%) SQL Server
5 26 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (2.53%) Power BI
7 10 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.80%) OLAP
10 6 (0.69%) Big Data
10 6 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.57%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.46%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.46%) QlikView
12 4 (0.46%) SAS EBI
13 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.03%) JIRA
2 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.23%) PEAR
3 2 (0.23%) Subversion
3 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.11%) ERwin
4 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) MSI
4 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.11%) XMLSpy
General
1 316 (36.28%) Finance
2 123 (14.12%) Marketing
3 64 (7.35%) Retail
4 58 (6.66%) Banking
5 50 (5.74%) Legal
6 40 (4.59%) Telecoms
7 35 (4.02%) Advertising
8 29 (3.33%) Back Office
9 28 (3.21%) Manufacturing
10 20 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.95%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (1.38%) Games
13 9 (1.03%) Billing
14 8 (0.92%) German Language
15 7 (0.80%) Front Office
16 6 (0.69%) Automotive
16 6 (0.69%) French Language
16 6 (0.69%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.18%) Web Services
2 11 (1.26%) .NET
3 5 (0.57%) EDI
3 5 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.46%) HTML
5 3 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.34%) HTML5
6 2 (0.23%) XML
7 1 (0.11%) Flash
7 1 (0.11%) Mason
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 20 (2.30%) FMCG
6 17 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.84%) Credit Risk
8 15 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.72%) NHS
9 12 (1.38%) PMI
10 10 (1.15%) User Experience
10 10 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.03%) Social Media
12 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.92%) EPoS
13 7 (0.80%) Fintech
13 7 (0.80%) Internet of Things
13 7 (0.80%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.57%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.46%) Android
2 3 (0.34%) Windows
3 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.11%) Linux
3 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (30.54%) Business Development
2 224 (25.72%) Project Management
3 171 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (16.19%) Business Analysis
5 128 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (13.20%) Change Management
7 111 (12.74%) Business Intelligence
8 87 (9.99%) Decision-Making
9 82 (9.41%) CRM
10 73 (8.38%) PRINCE2
11 61 (7.00%) ERP
12 54 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 51 (5.86%) ETL
13 51 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (5.28%) B2B
14 46 (5.28%) IT Strategy
15 44 (5.05%) Mentoring
16 42 (4.82%) ITIL
17 40 (4.59%) Coaching
17 40 (4.59%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.27%) SQL
2 22 (2.53%) C
3 14 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 13 (1.49%) C#
5 10 (1.15%) Tcl
6 6 (0.69%) Java
6 6 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.69%) Python
7 5 (0.57%) PHP
8 4 (0.46%) MATLAB
8 4 (0.46%) R
9 3 (0.34%) Kotlin
9 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.34%) VBA
10 2 (0.23%) C++
10 2 (0.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.11%) Delphi
11 1 (0.11%) Perl
11 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (9.07%) Degree
2 26 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.53%) PMP
4 19 (2.18%) ISEB
5 15 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.49%) APMG
7 11 (1.26%) MBA
7 11 (1.26%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.03%) APMP
8 9 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.34%) CIMA
12 3 (0.34%) IIBA
13 2 (0.23%) ACCA
13 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.95%) GDPR
2 14 (1.61%) PMO
3 13 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.26%) COBIT
5 10 (1.15%) QA
5 10 (1.15%) SLA
6 9 (1.03%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.23%) IFRS
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (0.23%) vRealize
2 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.69%) SAP
3 22 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (2.07%) IBM
4 18 (2.07%) Oracle
5 17 (1.95%) Tableau
6 16 (1.84%) Workday
7 13 (1.49%) Cognos
8 8 (0.92%) VMware
9 7 (0.80%) Cadence
9 7 (0.80%) Cisco
9 7 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (0.69%) Ariba
11 4 (0.46%) EMC
11 4 (0.46%) HP
11 4 (0.46%) Sage
12 3 (0.34%) Dell
12 3 (0.34%) Epicor
12 3 (0.34%) Mitel
12 3 (0.34%) NetApp