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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 252 247 237
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs citing PaaS 8 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.058%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.67% 2.71% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 2
Average salary £77,500 £65,000 £86,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -24.63%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.65%
PaaS
England

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

Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
478 443 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.13% 5.94% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 420 317 163
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PaaS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

PaaS Salary Trend in the North West

PaaS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PaaS across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

PaaS Salary Histogram in the North West

PaaS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Cheshire +3 7 £77,500 +6.89%
Manchester +4 1 £62,500 -
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 12 (66.67%) SaaS
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Amazon S3
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (27.78%) PRINCE
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (27.78%) Open Source
7 4 (22.22%) Apache
7 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
7 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
8 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
8 3 (16.67%) Route 53
8 3 (16.67%) Big Data
8 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
8 3 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
8 3 (16.67%) DevOps
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing PaaS 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 PaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (22.22%) Apache
2 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 3 (16.67%) Jetty
3 3 (16.67%) nginx
4 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) SaaS
2 8 (44.44%) Amazon S3
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (16.67%) Route 53
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JUnit
1 3 (16.67%) Maven
1 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 3 (16.67%) Hudson
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Head of Technology
1 5 (27.78%) Head of Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Servlets
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) PRINCE
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
3 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
4 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
1 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 3 (16.67%) RightScale
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle