Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Buyer was £24,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Buyer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1185 1255
Rank change year-on-year +21 +70 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 18 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.021% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.022% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 28
UK median annual salary £24,250 £35,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.71% +8.53% -24.12%
10th Percentile £18,350 £20,200 £25,000
90th Percentile £49,250 £44,950 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £35,000 £29,433
% change year-on-year -31.43% +18.91% -32.72%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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%

Buyer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Buyer in the UK

Buyer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Buyer in the UK

Buyer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Buyer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Buyer in the UK

Buyer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -3 18 £24,250 -30.71% 7
UK excluding London +21 16 £24,000 -31.43% 6
Midlands +14 7 £48,500 +23.57%
North of England -3 5 £26,000 +4.00%
West Midlands +6 4 £49,250 +59.25%
East Midlands +20 3 £22,000 -45.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £26,000 -
London -3 2 £34,500 -2.82% 2
North West -19 2 £17,000 -32.00%
South West - 2 £23,000 - 1
South East +35 1 £23,500 -32.86% 1
East of England +14 1 £24,500 -30.00% 3

Buyer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Buyer 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 Buyer in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (11.11%) Contract Management
4 2 (11.11%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (11.11%) ERP
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Sage
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Automotive
5 1 (5.56%) Law
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Telematics

Buyer 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:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.11%) Contract Management
2 2 (11.11%) ERP
2 2 (11.11%) Multichannel Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.56%) Email Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Telematics
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Sage
2 1 (5.56%) SAP