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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 198 210 177
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 44 30 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.45% 1.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.06% 17.86% 44.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 79
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% -31.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
313 168 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.60% 2.54% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 275 147 174
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +18 26 £40,000 -10.11% 4
Manchester 0 11 £51,250 +3.53% 4
Merseyside +9 6 £21,500 -30.64% 1
Lancashire -7 1 - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.19%) .NET
3 37 (35.24%) Project Management
4 31 (29.52%) Internet
5 23 (21.90%) ERP
6 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
6 22 (20.95%) SQL
7 21 (20.00%) Product Management
7 21 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (18.10%) Firewall
10 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
11 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
12 16 (15.24%) QA
13 15 (14.29%) Finance
14 14 (13.33%) C#
14 14 (13.33%) SOA
14 14 (13.33%) SMTP
14 14 (13.33%) DNS
14 14 (13.33%) Marketing
14 14 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (12.38%) Time Management
15 13 (12.38%) .NET Framework
15 13 (12.38%) Competitive Intelligence
15 13 (12.38%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
15 13 (12.38%) Windows
15 13 (12.38%) Document Management
16 12 (11.43%) MVC
17 11 (10.48%) Web Services

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (3.81%) Node.js
2 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.95%) Lync
3 1 (0.95%) nginx
3 1 (0.95%) Drupal
3 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.95%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (8.57%) PaaS
4 7 (6.67%) IaaS
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.90%) GitHub
7 1 (0.95%) Terremark
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.52%) Internet
2 19 (18.10%) Firewall
3 14 (13.33%) SMTP
3 14 (13.33%) DNS
4 6 (5.71%) WAN
5 5 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (1.90%) HTTP
7 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.81%) BODI
3 4 (3.81%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.90%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.90%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Subversion
2 4 (3.81%) JMeter
2 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) Maven
4 2 (1.90%) Ant
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Marketing
3 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Developer
2 21 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.38%) Architect
3 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.38%) Product Manager
4 9 (8.57%) Software Manager
4 9 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.67%) Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Senior Product Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Business Development Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.19%) .NET
2 13 (12.38%) .NET Framework
3 11 (10.48%) Web Services
3 11 (10.48%) WCF
4 9 (8.57%) HTML
5 8 (7.62%) CSS
5 8 (7.62%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.71%) SOAP
7 4 (3.81%) jQuery
7 4 (3.81%) HTML5
7 4 (3.81%) REST
7 4 (3.81%) CSS3
8 3 (2.86%) J2EE
9 2 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.90%) ADO
9 2 (1.90%) XML
9 2 (1.90%) XSLT
9 2 (1.90%) JMS
9 2 (1.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.76%) CMDB
3 5 (4.76%) EPoS
4 2 (1.90%) FMCG
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (1.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.24%) Project Management
3 23 (21.90%) ERP
4 21 (20.00%) Product Management
5 14 (13.33%) SOA
6 13 (12.38%) Time Management
6 13 (12.38%) Competitive Intelligence
6 13 (12.38%) Document Management
7 12 (11.43%) MVC
8 10 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 10 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (8.57%) Domain-Driven Design
9 9 (8.57%) Scrum
10 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.67%) ITIL
12 6 (5.71%) TOGAF
12 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (5.71%) BDD
12 6 (5.71%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) C#
3 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.62%) Java
5 4 (3.81%) VB
6 2 (1.90%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) XQuery
6 2 (1.90%) XPath
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.95%) VCP5
2 1 (0.95%) VCAP
2 1 (0.95%) CCEE
2 1 (0.95%) CCAA
2 1 (0.95%) CCIA
2 1 (0.95%) VCP4
2 1 (0.95%) VCDX
2 1 (0.95%) MCITP
2 1 (0.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) ISEB
2 1 (0.95%) CCA
2 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.95%) MCSD
2 1 (0.95%) MCSE
2 1 (0.95%) MCSA
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) KVM
3 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.95%) vCloud
3 1 (0.95%) XenServer
3 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Puppet
2 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) Ansible
3 1 (0.95%) nmon
3 1 (0.95%) Cacti
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) VMware
3 4 (3.81%) Citrix
3 4 (3.81%) Netezza
4 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.90%) Zend
5 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.95%) Google
5 1 (0.95%) Avaya
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco
5 1 (0.95%) IBM
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