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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 175 195 212
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 81 67 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.00% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.44% 12.69% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 68 56 49
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -
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
651 528 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.19% 7.89% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 563 460 358
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 40 £55,000 +37.50% 12
Cheshire +42 27 £52,500 - 3
Merseyside -17 9 £52,500 - 1
Lancashire +13 4 £37,500 -16.66%
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 40 (27.97%) MVC
2 39 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (23.78%) Java
5 31 (21.68%) JavaScript
6 29 (20.28%) HTML
6 29 (20.28%) DevOps
7 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 25 (17.48%) Degree
10 24 (16.78%) CSS
10 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
11 23 (16.08%) PaaS
11 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
12 22 (15.38%) Oracle
12 22 (15.38%) PRINCE2
12 22 (15.38%) Windows
13 21 (14.69%) Linux
13 21 (14.69%) NoSQL
14 20 (13.99%) MongoDB
14 20 (13.99%) Git (software)
14 20 (13.99%) ERP
14 20 (13.99%) ITIL
14 20 (13.99%) Scrum
15 19 (13.29%) Finance
15 19 (13.29%) Banking
15 19 (13.29%) Web Development
16 18 (12.59%) TDD
16 18 (12.59%) Tomcat
16 18 (12.59%) Project Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.59%) Tomcat
2 17 (11.89%) Apache
2 17 (11.89%) JBoss
3 13 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (9.09%) IIS
4 9 (6.29%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.50%) nginx
5 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.10%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Confluence
8 1 (0.70%) Mule
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) MS Project
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.40%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.40%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Magento
3 1 (0.70%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.70%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (16.08%) PaaS
4 18 (12.59%) IaaS
5 13 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.70%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) DHCP
1 15 (10.49%) DNS
2 14 (9.79%) SAN
2 14 (9.79%) VPN
3 4 (2.80%) Firewall
4 3 (2.10%) LAN
4 3 (2.10%) WAN
4 3 (2.10%) Wireless
5 2 (1.40%) BGP
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (1.40%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.40%) OSPF
5 2 (1.40%) VLAN
5 2 (1.40%) WLAN
6 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.69%) NoSQL
3 20 (13.99%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.99%) Neo4j
5 9 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.50%) Big Data
7 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.80%) SAP HANA
8 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.10%) MySQL
9 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.40%) DataStage
10 1 (0.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.70%) DB2
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
2 20 (13.99%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.39%) Subversion
4 11 (7.69%) Maven
5 10 (6.99%) Bitbucket
5 10 (6.99%) Grunt
5 10 (6.99%) JIRA
6 9 (6.29%) gulp
6 9 (6.29%) Vagrant
7 5 (3.50%) Ant
8 4 (2.80%) Mocha
8 4 (2.80%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.70%) Bower
10 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.70%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.70%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.70%) JUnit
10 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 19 (13.29%) Banking
1 19 (13.29%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.69%) Marketing
4 10 (6.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.80%) Retail
6 3 (2.10%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (27.97%) Developer
2 32 (22.38%) Architect
3 18 (12.59%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (10.49%) Consultant
6 14 (9.79%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (8.39%) AWS Developer
8 12 (8.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (7.69%) Java Developer
10 10 (6.99%) Implementation Consultant
11 9 (6.29%) Integration Developer
11 9 (6.29%) Product Manager
11 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
11 9 (6.29%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (6.29%) Software Manager
12 8 (5.59%) Angular Developer
12 8 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Software Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.28%) HTML
2 24 (16.78%) CSS
3 16 (11.19%) .NET
3 16 (11.19%) Spring
4 15 (10.49%) jQuery
5 14 (9.79%) Middleware
6 13 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 13 (9.09%) Node.js
6 13 (9.09%) Spring MVC
6 13 (9.09%) XML
7 12 (8.39%) AngularJS
8 11 (7.69%) Apache Camel
8 11 (7.69%) HTML5
9 10 (6.99%) CSS3
9 10 (6.99%) React
9 10 (6.99%) Web Services
10 9 (6.29%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET
10 9 (6.29%) ELK Stack
10 9 (6.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.79%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 12 (8.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (8.39%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (6.99%) iPad
6 8 (5.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.59%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.50%) Online Banking
9 4 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.80%) PMI
10 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.40%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.70%) iSeries
12 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.70%) User Experience
12 1 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Windows
2 21 (14.69%) Linux
3 14 (9.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (9.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.20%) Unix
5 2 (1.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.70%) Debian
6 1 (0.70%) SUSE
6 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.97%) MVC
2 39 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (20.28%) DevOps
4 22 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 20 (13.99%) ERP
5 20 (13.99%) ITIL
5 20 (13.99%) Scrum
6 19 (13.29%) Web Development
7 18 (12.59%) ITIL V3
7 18 (12.59%) Product Management
7 18 (12.59%) Project Management
7 18 (12.59%) TDD
8 16 (11.19%) Mentoring
8 16 (11.19%) Open Source
8 16 (11.19%) Service Management
9 13 (9.09%) Presales
9 13 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 12 (8.39%) Line Management
10 12 (8.39%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (8.39%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.78%) Java
2 31 (21.68%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.19%) SQL
4 15 (10.49%) C#
5 14 (9.79%) Scala
6 13 (9.09%) Ruby
7 11 (7.69%) PHP
8 9 (6.29%) Clojure
8 9 (6.29%) Groovy
8 9 (6.29%) Python
8 9 (6.29%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.80%) C++
11 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.40%) Go
11 2 (1.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.70%) C
12 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.70%) RPG
12 1 (0.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 25 (17.48%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) CCNA
2 14 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (8.39%) EMC Certification
3 12 (8.39%) MCSE
3 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.40%) CCNP
6 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CISSP
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) MBA
7 1 (0.70%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 14 (9.79%) Active Directory
1 14 (9.79%) Docker
1 14 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) Puppet
2 12 (8.39%) AirWatch
3 11 (7.69%) Terraform
4 9 (6.29%) Grafana
4 9 (6.29%) Graphite
4 9 (6.29%) Packer
4 9 (6.29%) Uchiwa
5 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.38%) Oracle
3 17 (11.89%) VMware
4 16 (11.19%) IBM
5 15 (10.49%) Cisco
6 14 (9.79%) Citrix
7 13 (9.09%) SAP
8 12 (8.39%) EMC
8 12 (8.39%) Software AG
9 11 (7.69%) Google
10 10 (6.99%) Atlassian
10 10 (6.99%) WSO2
11 9 (6.29%) MuleSoft
12 5 (3.50%) HP
13 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.40%) Adobe
14 2 (1.40%) Ariba
14 2 (1.40%) JD Edwards
14 2 (1.40%) NetApp
14 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
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