The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 185 209 212
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 56 29 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.07% 20.28% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 20
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
279 143 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 1.96% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 211 118 83
Average salary £44,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.10% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
SaaS
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +18 29 £39,500 -16.84% 5
Cheshire +12 25 £54,000 -25.51%
Merseyside -1 1 £45,000 -57.14% 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.39%) Project Management
3 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (28.43%) Internet
5 27 (26.47%) ERP
6 26 (25.49%) .NET
7 24 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (20.59%) Product Management
8 21 (20.59%) SQL
9 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
10 18 (17.65%) Time Management
11 17 (16.67%) Competitive Intelligence
11 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 15 (14.71%) Marketing
13 14 (13.73%) VMware
13 14 (13.73%) Windows
13 14 (13.73%) SOA
13 14 (13.73%) NetApp
14 13 (12.75%) MS Office
14 13 (12.75%) Document Management
15 12 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (11.76%) Lync
15 12 (11.76%) CRM
16 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
16 11 (10.78%) DNS
16 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (10.78%) Citrix
16 11 (10.78%) Java
16 11 (10.78%) MCSE

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (11.76%) Lync
2 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.98%) FileNet
5 1 (0.98%) Confluence
5 1 (0.98%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.90%) PaaS
3 5 (4.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.43%) Internet
2 11 (10.78%) DNS
2 11 (10.78%) Firewall
3 10 (9.80%) SMTP
4 3 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) Big Data
3 5 (4.90%) DTS
3 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.94%) MySQL
5 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) JMeter
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) RSpec
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (14.71%) Marketing
2 10 (9.80%) Retail
2 10 (9.80%) Finance
3 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Billing
5 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (21.57%) Product Manager
2 17 (16.67%) Analyst
3 14 (13.73%) Developer
4 10 (9.80%) .NET Software Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Software Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Senior Manager
5 9 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Product Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Architect
7 7 (6.86%) Software Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Applications Architect
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Architect
8 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.49%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) Web Services
2 7 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (4.90%) WCF
4 4 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.94%) SOAP
5 3 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.96%) Zend Framework
6 2 (1.96%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) HTML
6 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.98%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) XML
7 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.84%) FlexPod
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) EPoS
5 2 (1.96%) Open Source
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) Neural Network
5 2 (1.96%) Tandem
5 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.39%) Project Management
2 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.47%) ERP
4 21 (20.59%) Product Management
5 18 (17.65%) Time Management
6 17 (16.67%) Competitive Intelligence
7 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 14 (13.73%) SOA
9 13 (12.75%) Document Management
10 12 (11.76%) CRM
11 10 (9.80%) Load Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Problem Management
12 9 (8.82%) Scrum
12 9 (8.82%) Service Delivery
12 9 (8.82%) Supplier Management
13 8 (7.84%) Incident Management
13 8 (7.84%) Change Management
13 8 (7.84%) Risk Management
14 7 (6.86%) MVC
14 7 (6.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 11 (10.78%) Java
3 10 (9.80%) C#
4 9 (8.82%) PHP
5 8 (7.84%) Ruby
6 4 (3.92%) C
6 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.96%) Python
7 2 (1.96%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) Delphi
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) Clojure
8 1 (0.98%) Scala
8 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (10.78%) MCSE
1 11 (10.78%) MCITP
2 8 (7.84%) Degree
3 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.98%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) COBIT
3 3 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) VMware
2 14 (13.73%) NetApp
3 11 (10.78%) Citrix
4 6 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle
5 5 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.96%) WSO2
6 2 (1.96%) Zend
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco
6 2 (1.96%) CommVault
6 2 (1.96%) EMC
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe
7 1 (0.98%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: up to 55k - Plus Pension, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
St. Helens
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago