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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 96 87 110
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 8 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% 1.70% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.50% 22.79% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 8
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -10.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £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
123 136 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.25% 7.48% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 111 113 37
Average salary £37,500 £43,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £79,000 £53,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Wilmslow +5 3 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Macclesfield - 1 - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) PaaS
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) JBoss
6 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) Middleware
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) Twitter
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (20.00%) Fat Client

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) JBoss
2 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js
5 1 (6.67%) Apache
5 1 (6.67%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (6.67%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (6.67%) nginx
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (6.67%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Moq
2 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Bower
3 1 (6.67%) Grunt
3 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Support Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Support Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) LESS
4 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (13.33%) iPad
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.67%) CentOS
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ANSI C
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
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