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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 154 210 214
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +4
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 77 48 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.68% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.78% 11.85% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 68 28 31
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
488 405 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.76% 5.76% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 417 340 188
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,550 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,250
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +70 61 £50,000 -12.28% 8
Cheshire +4 8 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Merseyside -8 5 £42,500 +97.67%
Lancashire +16 1 £55,000 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 58 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) Java
3 38 (27.54%) XML
4 37 (26.81%) Git (software)
5 34 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (21.74%) .NET
8 28 (20.29%) HTML
8 28 (20.29%) Windows
9 27 (19.57%) PaaS
10 26 (18.84%) TDD
11 25 (18.12%) Linux
11 25 (18.12%) CSS
12 24 (17.39%) C#
12 24 (17.39%) Maven
12 24 (17.39%) JSON
12 24 (17.39%) HTML5
12 24 (17.39%) Docker
13 23 (16.67%) jQuery
14 22 (15.94%) Google
14 22 (15.94%) CMS
14 22 (15.94%) SOA
14 22 (15.94%) NoSQL
15 21 (15.22%) Scrum
16 20 (14.49%) QA
16 20 (14.49%) SOAP
16 20 (14.49%) Apache Cassandra
16 20 (14.49%) Test Scripting
16 20 (14.49%) Microservices
17 19 (13.77%) CSS3

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (15.94%) CMS
2 13 (9.42%) Apache
2 13 (9.42%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.70%) Mule
4 10 (7.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (6.52%) Alfresco
5 9 (6.52%) Liferay
5 9 (6.52%) Umbraco
6 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
6 8 (5.80%) WordPress
7 7 (5.07%) JBoss
7 7 (5.07%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.17%) Node.js
9 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.45%) IIS
9 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 2 (1.45%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.57%) PaaS
3 16 (11.59%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (9.42%) Amazon S3
5 12 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (7.97%) IaaS
7 10 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (5.80%) GitHub
9 2 (1.45%) Force.com
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.72%) Office 365
10 1 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) Firewall
2 12 (8.70%) VPN
3 8 (5.80%) SPDY
3 8 (5.80%) WAN
4 7 (5.07%) SSL
5 6 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 6 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (3.62%) LAN
7 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.17%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.45%) DNS
9 2 (1.45%) VLAN
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.72%) DEFINITY
10 1 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) SAN
10 1 (0.72%) SMTP
10 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) NoSQL
2 20 (14.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (13.77%) SQL Server
4 12 (8.70%) Couchbase
4 12 (8.70%) Hazelcast
5 9 (6.52%) MySQL
6 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.72%) Big Data
9 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (26.81%) Git (software)
2 24 (17.39%) Maven
3 13 (9.42%) Grunt
4 12 (8.70%) git-flow
4 12 (8.70%) Hudson
4 12 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.97%) Selenium
6 8 (5.80%) Subversion
7 5 (3.62%) MSTest
7 5 (3.62%) NUnit
8 4 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (2.17%) JIRA
10 2 (1.45%) Bower
10 2 (1.45%) Moq
10 2 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (8.70%) Marketing
2 7 (5.07%) Finance
3 6 (4.35%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (38.41%) Developer
2 29 (21.01%) Architect
3 22 (15.94%) Java Developer
4 20 (14.49%) Software Developer
5 13 (9.42%) Software Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Consultant
6 12 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Java Software Developer
6 12 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.97%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.97%) SOA Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Web Developer
8 10 (7.25%) .NET Architect
8 10 (7.25%) .NET Technical Architect
8 10 (7.25%) C# Architect
8 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (27.54%) XML
2 30 (21.74%) .NET
3 28 (20.29%) HTML
4 25 (18.12%) CSS
5 24 (17.39%) HTML5
5 24 (17.39%) JSON
6 23 (16.67%) jQuery
7 20 (14.49%) SOAP
8 19 (13.77%) CSS3
9 17 (12.32%) Middleware
10 15 (10.87%) Apache Camel
11 13 (9.42%) Web Services
12 12 (8.70%) Apache Avro
12 12 (8.70%) Apache Thrift
12 12 (8.70%) EDI
12 12 (8.70%) JMS
12 12 (8.70%) Protocol Buffers
12 12 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (8.70%) ZeroMQ
13 11 (7.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 11 (7.97%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.80%) User Experience
4 6 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.62%) Life Science
6 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.45%) iPad
7 2 (1.45%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) Telematics
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) EPoS
8 1 (0.72%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.29%) Windows
2 25 (18.12%) Linux
3 17 (12.32%) Unix
4 13 (9.42%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.17%) Android
7 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.72%) CentOS
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (18.84%) TDD
4 22 (15.94%) SOA
5 21 (15.22%) Scrum
6 20 (14.49%) Microservices
6 20 (14.49%) Test Scripting
7 19 (13.77%) OO
8 18 (13.04%) BDD
9 17 (12.32%) Presales
10 16 (11.59%) DevOps
11 15 (10.87%) Software Engineering
12 14 (10.14%) Mentoring
12 14 (10.14%) Web Development
13 13 (9.42%) Open Source
13 13 (9.42%) Workflow
14 12 (8.70%) Data Modelling
14 12 (8.70%) Data Transformation
14 12 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
14 12 (8.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.61%) Java
2 24 (17.39%) C#
3 19 (13.77%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.97%) SQL
5 10 (7.25%) PHP
6 6 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.72%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) MCSE
2 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.45%) MCP
4 1 (0.72%) APMP
4 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.49%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (17.39%) Docker
2 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.17%) QRadar
2 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Google
2 17 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.42%) EPiServer
3 13 (9.42%) Oracle
4 12 (8.70%) webMethods
4 12 (8.70%) WSO2
5 10 (7.25%) Atlassian
5 10 (7.25%) Sitecore
5 10 (7.25%) VMware
6 8 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.62%) Adobe
8 4 (2.90%) Symantec
8 4 (2.90%) Twitter
9 3 (2.17%) AlgoSec
9 3 (2.17%) Apple
9 3 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.17%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.17%) Juniper
9 3 (2.17%) Qualys
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