The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Line 500 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
Sage Line 500
Rank 869 867 857
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 6 23 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.087% 0.30% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 2
Average salary £34,250 £33,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.78% +46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+24.54% -
Line 500
UK

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

Business Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
6908 7723 7610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.68% 7.20% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5551 6121 6052
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Line 500
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 across the England region.

Line 500 Salary Trend in England

Line 500
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Line 500 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Line 500 Salary Histogram in England

Line 500
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the England 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
North West +9 2 £23,000 -30.30% 1
East of England +9 1 £50,000 +51.51%
London +2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Line 500
UK

Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 16 (100.00%) Sage
2 10 (62.50%) ERP
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) CRM
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) Sage 1000
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 5 (31.25%) Windows
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) Advertising
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Marketing
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (18.75%) Sage CRM
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 3 (18.75%) CSS
9 3 (18.75%) XML
9 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Line 500 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 Line 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Sage 1000
2 3 (18.75%) Sage CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Sage ERP X3
3 2 (12.50%) Sage 200
4 1 (6.25%) Agresso
4 1 (6.25%) MFGPRO
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) FTP
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (25.00%) Advertising
4 3 (18.75%) Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Sage Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ERP
2 7 (43.75%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Business Development
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Sage
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Websense
4 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
5 1 (6.25%) QAD
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) Infor
5 1 (6.25%) NETGEAR
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
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