The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sage Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 52 58 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Sage 5 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.54% 1.03% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.94% 1.86% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -42.59%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Sage
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Vendors Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
170 215 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 52.47% 55.27% 39.34%
Number of salaries quoted 152 183 88
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sage across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Sage
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sage across the Bedford region.

Sage Salary Trend in Bedford

Sage
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sage.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Pegasus
2 4 (80.00%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 4 (80.00%) BPMN
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) DSDM
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Pegasus Opera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Business Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) BPMN
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) DSDM
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Pegasus
1 5 (100.00%) JD Edwards
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft