The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS 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 SaaS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 180 206 222
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +16
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 63 44 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.91% 14.29% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 53 31 31
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
SaaS
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
396 308 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.41% 4.36% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 334 233 178
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 £28,950 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £57,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SaaS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SaaS Salary Trend in the North West

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SaaS across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

SaaS Salary Histogram in the North West

SaaS
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 SaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Manchester +20 33 £55,000 +39.24% 11
Cheshire +9 24 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Lancashire - 5 £42,500 -
Merseyside +4 1 £36,000 -21.73%
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 65 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (43.64%) .NET
3 47 (42.73%) MVC
4 45 (40.91%) C#
5 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 37 (33.64%) SOA
6 37 (33.64%) WCF
7 32 (29.09%) Dependency Injection
7 32 (29.09%) MS Excel
8 31 (28.18%) Domain-Driven Design
8 31 (28.18%) NoSQL
9 29 (26.36%) .NET Framework
10 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 22 (20.00%) Project Management
11 22 (20.00%) REST
12 18 (16.36%) AngularJS
12 18 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (15.45%) Finance
14 16 (14.55%) jQuery
15 15 (13.64%) SOAP
16 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
17 10 (9.09%) SQL
17 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (8.18%) HTML
18 9 (8.18%) Linux
19 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET
19 8 (7.27%) CSS
19 8 (7.27%) Windows
19 8 (7.27%) PaaS
20 7 (6.36%) HTML5

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (4.55%) nginx
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 3 (2.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.73%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.73%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.73%) CMS
4 2 (1.82%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.91%) Lync
5 1 (0.91%) Node.js
5 1 (0.91%) IIS
5 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (29.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.73%) Tridion
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.27%) PaaS
3 5 (4.55%) IaaS
4 4 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.91%) Heroku
6 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) WAN
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (0.91%) HTTP
4 1 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.18%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) Aerospike
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.64%) Subversion
3 3 (2.73%) MSTest
3 3 (2.73%) Grunt
3 3 (2.73%) NUnit
3 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.82%) Ant
4 2 (1.82%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Marketing
3 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.73%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Advertising
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (41.82%) Developer
2 39 (35.45%) .NET Developer
3 18 (16.36%) C# Developer
3 18 (16.36%) Lead Developer
4 17 (15.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (13.64%) Lead .NET Developer
5 15 (13.64%) Architect
6 14 (12.73%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Business Development Executive
9 4 (3.64%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.64%) Administrator
10 3 (2.73%) DevOps Administrator
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.64%) .NET
2 37 (33.64%) WCF
3 29 (26.36%) .NET Framework
4 22 (20.00%) REST
5 18 (16.36%) AngularJS
6 16 (14.55%) jQuery
7 15 (13.64%) SOAP
8 9 (8.18%) HTML
9 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET
9 8 (7.27%) CSS
10 7 (6.36%) HTML5
10 7 (6.36%) Web Services
11 6 (5.45%) J2EE
12 4 (3.64%) XML
12 4 (3.64%) JSON
13 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (2.73%) Spring
13 3 (2.73%) XSLT
13 3 (2.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.45%) EPoS
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.91%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Linux
2 8 (7.27%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.73%) MVC
3 37 (33.64%) SOA
4 32 (29.09%) Dependency Injection
5 31 (28.18%) Domain-Driven Design
6 22 (20.00%) Project Management
7 7 (6.36%) Product Management
7 7 (6.36%) DevOps
7 7 (6.36%) B2B
8 6 (5.45%) SDLC
8 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.45%) Business Development
8 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.55%) Scrum
9 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.64%) ITIL
10 4 (3.64%) CRM
10 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.91%) C#
2 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (9.09%) SQL
4 7 (6.36%) Java
5 3 (2.73%) XPath
5 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 2 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.91%) VCP4
3 1 (0.91%) VCDX
3 1 (0.91%) VCAP
3 1 (0.91%) CCEE
3 1 (0.91%) CCAA
3 1 (0.91%) CCIA
3 1 (0.91%) VCP5
3 1 (0.91%) MCITP
3 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.91%) MCSD
3 1 (0.91%) MCSE
3 1 (0.91%) MCSA
3 1 (0.91%) CCA
3 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.91%) vCloud
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Puppet
2 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.55%) Nagios
3 2 (1.82%) Opsview
4 1 (0.91%) logstash
4 1 (0.91%) Graylog
4 1 (0.91%) SCCM
4 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.36%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) VMware
3 4 (3.64%) IBM
4 3 (2.73%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.73%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.73%) Adobe
4 3 (2.73%) Cisco
5 2 (1.82%) SAP
6 1 (0.91%) F5
6 1 (0.91%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.91%) CommVault
6 1 (0.91%) NetApp
6 1 (0.91%) EMC
6 1 (0.91%) Citrix
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