The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 113 107 99
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 17 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% 0.94% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.49% 21.69% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 14
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £39,250 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
SaaS
North West

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

Cloud Services Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
126 83 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.26% 4.33% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 111 75 32
Average salary £45,000 £48,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SaaS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SaaS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SaaS Salary Trend in Cheshire

SaaS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SaaS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SaaS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SaaS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 5 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 4 £77,500 -
Warrington - 2 £62,500 -
Wilmslow -4 1 £55,000 +6.28%
Crewe - 1 £25,000 -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing SaaS 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 SaaS.

1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) MVC
3 20 (50.00%) C#
3 20 (50.00%) .NET
3 20 (50.00%) SOA
4 19 (47.50%) MS Excel
4 19 (47.50%) WCF
5 18 (45.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (45.00%) Dependency Injection
5 18 (45.00%) NoSQL
6 10 (25.00%) PaaS
6 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (22.50%) Amazon S3
7 9 (22.50%) jQuery
7 9 (22.50%) REST
7 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
7 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
7 9 (22.50%) SOAP
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
8 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 5 (12.50%) PRINCE
9 5 (12.50%) Data Privacy
9 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.00%) DevOps
10 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing SaaS 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 SaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) Apache
1 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (7.50%) Jetty
1 3 (7.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) PaaS
2 9 (22.50%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.00%) Route 53
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.50%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JUnit
1 3 (7.50%) Maven
1 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.50%) Hudson
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) MSTest
2 1 (2.50%) Moq
2 1 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
1 20 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Lead Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Head of Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Head of Technology
4 4 (10.00%) Product Manager
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Product Owner
7 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 19 (47.50%) WCF
3 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (22.50%) REST
4 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
4 9 (22.50%) jQuery
4 9 (22.50%) SOAP
5 3 (7.50%) Servlets
6 1 (2.50%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) CentOS
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) MVC
2 20 (50.00%) SOA
3 18 (45.00%) Dependency Injection
3 18 (45.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Data Privacy
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps
7 3 (7.50%) JVM Tuning
7 3 (7.50%) Auto-Scaling
7 3 (7.50%) Open Source
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) CISSP
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.50%) logstash
3 1 (2.50%) Graylog
3 1 (2.50%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.50%) RightScale
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) F5