The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sage Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 187 181 212
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Permanent jobs citing Sage 51 57 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.84% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 1.91% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 50 43 37
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
Sage
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2746 2986 3336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.07% 44.20% 46.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2385 2755
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sage across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sage
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sage across the North West region.

Sage Salary Trend in the North West

Sage
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sage across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Sage Salary Histogram in the North West

Sage
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 Sage within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Cheshire +9 23 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Manchester +2 18 £40,000 +50.94% 5
Lancashire -8 5 £46,500 - 7
Merseyside +6 2 £34,000 -20.00%
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Sage 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 Sage.

1 39 (49.37%) Finance
2 37 (46.84%) CRM
3 36 (45.57%) SQL
4 34 (43.04%) SAP
5 31 (39.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 29 (36.71%) Dynamics GP
6 29 (36.71%) MS Excel
6 29 (36.71%) JD Edwards
7 27 (34.18%) SQL Server
7 27 (34.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (32.91%) Sage 200
9 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
10 24 (30.38%) Dynamics NAV
11 23 (29.11%) Oracle
11 23 (29.11%) ERP
12 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
13 20 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (21.52%) Epicor
14 17 (21.52%) General Ledger
15 16 (20.25%) Oracle General Ledger
16 15 (18.99%) Data Analysis
17 13 (16.46%) Windows
18 11 (13.92%) MS Office
19 10 (12.66%) Hyperion
19 10 (12.66%) Oracle Reports
19 10 (12.66%) Cognos
19 10 (12.66%) Crystal Reports
19 10 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 10 (12.66%) Degree
20 9 (11.39%) Marketing

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Sage 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 Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) OpenEdge
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) SugarCRM
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.27%) Site Server
Applications
1 29 (36.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (36.71%) Dynamics GP
3 26 (32.91%) Sage 200
4 24 (30.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (20.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (6.33%) Line 500
6 5 (6.33%) Sage 1000
6 5 (6.33%) Sage 50
7 4 (5.06%) Sage CRM
8 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (3.80%) Line 50
8 3 (3.80%) SAP Business One
8 3 (3.80%) Agresso
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (2.53%) SAP CRM
9 2 (2.53%) Academy Housing
9 2 (2.53%) Sage ERP X3
9 2 (2.53%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (2.53%) Aareon QL
9 2 (2.53%) OPENHousing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) Wireless
2 6 (7.59%) LAN
3 5 (6.33%) Intranet
3 5 (6.33%) WAN
4 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) SSL
5 1 (1.27%) VPN
5 1 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
5 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.18%) SQL Server
1 27 (34.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (12.66%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.80%) MS Access
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 39 (49.37%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) General Ledger
3 9 (11.39%) Marketing
4 7 (8.86%) Advertising
5 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.53%) Front Office
7 1 (1.27%) Local Government
7 1 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Data Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) SQL Data Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Server Support
8 5 (6.33%) Server Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Server Support Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Head of IT
10 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.80%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Administrator
10 3 (3.80%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Replication
3 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.27%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.80%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) CRM
2 23 (29.11%) ERP
3 15 (18.99%) Data Analysis
4 6 (7.59%) Project Management
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.33%) ITIL
5 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.53%) Scrum
7 2 (2.53%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.53%) User Stories
7 2 (2.53%) BDD
7 2 (2.53%) OpenUP
7 2 (2.53%) Time Management
8 1 (1.27%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.27%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
2 4 (5.06%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) MCSE
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.33%) CCNA
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ACCA
4 2 (2.53%) CIMA
4 2 (2.53%) AAT
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) GMP
3 1 (1.27%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.80%) XenApp
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) XenServer
5 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) SAP
2 29 (36.71%) JD Edwards
3 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
4 23 (29.11%) Oracle
5 17 (21.52%) Epicor
6 10 (12.66%) Hyperion
6 10 (12.66%) Cognos
7 6 (7.59%) VMware
8 5 (6.33%) Veeam
8 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.33%) Trend Micro
8 5 (6.33%) Dell
8 5 (6.33%) Citrix
8 5 (6.33%) Cisco
8 5 (6.33%) IBM
8 5 (6.33%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (5.06%) Pegasus
9 4 (5.06%) Infor
10 3 (3.80%) Northgate
10 3 (3.80%) Civica
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + depending on exp (inc good bens)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Travel, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25k - £45k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Carnforth
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Integrated Talent Solutions
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + healthcare, pension, other benefits.
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
MESM
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + annual performance related bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AKH Resourcing
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance/ Bonus Structure
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + depending on exp (inc good bens)
Posted: 17 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AKH Resourcing
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £62000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago