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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 204 201 196
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 61 44 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.18% 30.14% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 56 43 52
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £38,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
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
318 146 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.29% 2.11% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 274 129 107
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.95%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Manchester -1 32 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Cheshire +19 28 £50,750 +11.53% 4
Merseyside -3 2 £22,000 -51.11% 1
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.38%) Internet
3 41 (35.34%) Project Management
3 41 (35.34%) .NET
4 33 (28.45%) Microsoft
5 32 (27.59%) ERP
6 31 (26.72%) Product Management
6 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (25.86%) MS Excel
7 30 (25.86%) SQL
8 29 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 26 (22.41%) Firewall
10 25 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (19.83%) Competitive Intelligence
11 23 (19.83%) Time Management
11 23 (19.83%) Windows
11 23 (19.83%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (18.97%) DNS
13 21 (18.10%) SMTP
13 21 (18.10%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (18.10%) Document Management
14 20 (17.24%) MS Office
15 19 (16.38%) Web Services
16 18 (15.52%) Marketing
17 15 (12.93%) Software Engineering
18 14 (12.07%) QA
19 13 (11.21%) Load Testing
19 13 (11.21%) PaaS
19 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
19 13 (11.21%) C#

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 6 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.31%) Lync
3 4 (3.45%) Node.js
3 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.72%) Apache
4 2 (1.72%) nginx
5 1 (0.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) FileNet
5 1 (0.86%) Drupal
5 1 (0.86%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (25.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (17.24%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.72%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.10%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (11.21%) PaaS
4 12 (10.34%) IaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.72%) GitHub
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.86%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 48 (41.38%) Internet
2 26 (22.41%) Firewall
3 22 (18.97%) DNS
4 21 (18.10%) SMTP
5 5 (4.31%) WAN
6 4 (3.45%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) HTTP
8 1 (0.86%) VPN
8 1 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.45%) BODI
3 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.59%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) Big Data
4 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.72%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.72%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) JMeter
2 7 (6.03%) Subversion
3 4 (3.45%) JIRA
3 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.72%) Maven
4 2 (1.72%) Ant
5 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.86%) RSpec
General
1 18 (15.52%) Marketing
2 4 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (1.72%) Advertising
3 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.00%) Developer
2 24 (20.69%) Product Manager
3 13 (11.21%) Architect
3 13 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 11 (9.48%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Software Manager
6 9 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.76%) Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Manager
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Product Manager
8 7 (6.03%) .NET Software Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Head of Technology
9 6 (5.17%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.31%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.34%) .NET
2 19 (16.38%) Web Services
3 9 (7.76%) HTML
4 7 (6.03%) CSS
4 7 (6.03%) SOAP
4 7 (6.03%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.17%) WCF
5 6 (5.17%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.31%) J2EE
7 4 (3.45%) HTML5
7 4 (3.45%) CSS3
8 3 (2.59%) jQuery
8 3 (2.59%) RESTful
8 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.59%) REST
8 3 (2.59%) Sass
8 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.59%) XML
8 3 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (19.83%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.45%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.45%) CMDB
4 2 (1.72%) FMCG
4 2 (1.72%) Open Source
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.72%) Neural Network
4 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.83%) Windows
2 6 (5.17%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.34%) Project Management
3 32 (27.59%) ERP
4 31 (26.72%) Product Management
5 23 (19.83%) Time Management
5 23 (19.83%) Competitive Intelligence
6 21 (18.10%) Document Management
7 15 (12.93%) Software Engineering
8 13 (11.21%) Load Testing
9 12 (10.34%) Scrum
10 11 (9.48%) SOA
10 11 (9.48%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.62%) ITIL
11 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.62%) Business Analysis
12 7 (6.03%) MVC
12 7 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.17%) Risk Management
13 6 (5.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) SQL
2 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
2 13 (11.21%) C#
3 12 (10.34%) Java
4 4 (3.45%) Ruby
4 4 (3.45%) VB
4 4 (3.45%) Python
5 3 (2.59%) C
5 3 (2.59%) PHP
6 2 (1.72%) C++
6 2 (1.72%) XQuery
6 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.72%) XPath
7 1 (0.86%) Groovy
7 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.86%) Scala
7 1 (0.86%) Clojure
7 1 (0.86%) Delphi
7 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.45%) MCITP
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.45%) MCSE
3 2 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (0.86%) MCP
4 1 (0.86%) CCNP
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) QA
2 11 (9.48%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) XenServer
3 1 (0.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Puppet
2 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (0.86%) Cacti
4 1 (0.86%) nmon
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle
2 8 (6.90%) VMware
3 7 (6.03%) Citrix
4 5 (4.31%) NetApp
5 4 (3.45%) Netezza
6 2 (1.72%) Zend
6 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.72%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.72%) SAP
6 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco
7 1 (0.86%) Avaya
7 1 (0.86%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe
7 1 (0.86%) Google
7 1 (0.86%) Twitter
7 1 (0.86%) Rackspace
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