The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 82 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 9 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.93% 2.45% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.00% 83.87% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 1
Average salary £60,000 £46,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -5.15%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +6.50%
SaaS
South East

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

Cloud Services Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
20 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.07% 2.92% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 4
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% -12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £50,450
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SaaS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

SaaS Salary Trend in Kent

SaaS
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SaaS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SaaS Salary Histogram in Kent

SaaS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells +25 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Maidstone -1 1 £63,500 +182.22%
SaaS
South East

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) HTML
4 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) .NET
7 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 8 (36.36%) HTML5
8 6 (27.27%) QA
8 6 (27.27%) jQuery
8 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Backbone.js
8 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 6 (27.27%) OOP
8 6 (27.27%) OO
8 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) ISEB
9 5 (22.73%) SOA
9 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
9 5 (22.73%) Selenium
9 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
9 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) Test Automation

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (13.64%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) SQL CLR
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.09%) MySQL
7 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) FitNesse
2 4 (18.18%) NUnit
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (4.55%) Grunt
5 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Development Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Manager
5 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) HTML5
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
4 6 (27.27%) Backbone.js
4 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 4 (18.18%) Ajax
6 4 (18.18%) XML
6 4 (18.18%) XSLT
7 3 (13.64%) Sass
7 3 (13.64%) LESS
8 2 (9.09%) CSS3
8 2 (9.09%) XHTML
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
9 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
9 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (4.55%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Blog
4 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) OOP
3 6 (27.27%) OO
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) MVVM
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 9000
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft