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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 190 201 214
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 60 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.65% 24.83% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 57 35 33
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
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
340 145 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.58% 2.14% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 272 128 92
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +11 32 £42,500 +2.40% 12
Cheshire -2 27 £50,750 +10.32% 2
Merseyside +6 2 £22,000 -51.11%
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (45.22%) Internet
3 45 (39.13%) Project Management
4 40 (34.78%) .NET
5 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
6 33 (28.70%) Product Management
7 31 (26.96%) ERP
8 30 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 30 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
9 28 (24.35%) SQL Server
9 28 (24.35%) SQL
10 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (21.74%) Competitive Intelligence
11 25 (21.74%) Time Management
12 24 (20.87%) Firewall
13 22 (19.13%) Windows
13 22 (19.13%) DNS
13 22 (19.13%) Document Management
14 21 (18.26%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (18.26%) SMTP
14 21 (18.26%) MS Office
15 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
15 18 (15.65%) Marketing
16 16 (13.91%) Web Services
17 14 (12.17%) JMeter
17 14 (12.17%) Load Testing
18 13 (11.30%) SOA
19 12 (10.43%) C#
20 11 (9.57%) SLA

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (4.35%) Lync
2 4 (3.48%) Node.js
2 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) nginx
3 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) FileNet
4 1 (0.87%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 21 (18.26%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.26%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (7.83%) IaaS
3 9 (7.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (45.22%) Internet
2 24 (20.87%) Firewall
3 22 (19.13%) DNS
4 21 (18.26%) SMTP
5 3 (2.61%) WAN
6 2 (1.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.87%) VPN
7 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) BODI
2 4 (3.48%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.61%) MySQL
3 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.74%) Big Data
4 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.74%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.74%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) JMeter
2 5 (4.35%) Subversion
3 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.87%) RSpec
General
1 18 (15.65%) Marketing
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Billing
3 2 (1.74%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (22.61%) Product Manager
2 22 (19.13%) Developer
3 14 (12.17%) Cloud Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Architect
4 11 (9.57%) Software Manager
5 10 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Senior Manager
6 9 (7.83%) Senior Product Manager
7 6 (5.22%) Head of Technology
7 6 (5.22%) Applications Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (34.78%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) Web Services
3 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.22%) WCF
4 6 (5.22%) HTML
5 4 (3.48%) HTML5
5 4 (3.48%) CSS3
5 4 (3.48%) CSS
5 4 (3.48%) SOAP
6 3 (2.61%) J2EE
6 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.61%) Sass
6 3 (2.61%) REST
6 3 (2.61%) jQuery
6 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.74%) RESTful
7 2 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.48%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.74%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.74%) CMDB
4 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.74%) Neural Network
4 2 (1.74%) Open Source
4 2 (1.74%) FMCG
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) EPoS
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.13%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Linux
2 4 (3.48%) UNIX
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.13%) Project Management
3 33 (28.70%) Product Management
4 31 (26.96%) ERP
5 25 (21.74%) Competitive Intelligence
5 25 (21.74%) Time Management
6 22 (19.13%) Document Management
7 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.17%) Load Testing
9 13 (11.30%) SOA
10 11 (9.57%) Risk Management
10 11 (9.57%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.70%) Business Analysis
11 10 (8.70%) Scrum
12 9 (7.83%) ITIL
12 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (6.09%) TOGAF
14 7 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) C#
3 10 (8.70%) Java
3 10 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.48%) Ruby
4 4 (3.48%) Python
4 4 (3.48%) VB
5 3 (2.61%) C
6 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.74%) C++
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) Delphi
7 1 (0.87%) Clojure
7 1 (0.87%) Scala
7 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.48%) MCITP
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.48%) MCSE
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) SLA
2 10 (8.70%) QA
3 5 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Puppet
2 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) nmon
4 1 (0.87%) Cacti
Vendors
1 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.83%) VMware
3 7 (6.09%) NetApp
4 5 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Citrix
5 4 (3.48%) Netezza
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.74%) EMC
7 2 (1.74%) CommVault
7 2 (1.74%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.87%) Avaya
8 1 (0.87%) Adobe
8 1 (0.87%) Twitter
8 1 (0.87%) Zend
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