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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 218 239 228
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing Sage 14 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 20
Average salary £40,000 £34,250 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% +34.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £39,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
2298 3015 2940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.77% 43.66% 44.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1901 2553 2411
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,650 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
Cheshire +24 5 £35,500 +18.33% 2
Manchester +14 5 £40,000 - 12
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 20 (60.61%) ERP
2 14 (42.42%) Finance
3 13 (39.39%) SAP
3 13 (39.39%) Epicor
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (30.30%) CRM
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
6 9 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (27.27%) Infor
7 8 (24.24%) Line 500
7 8 (24.24%) SAP Business One
7 8 (24.24%) Sage 200
8 7 (21.21%) Sage X3
8 7 (21.21%) IFS
8 7 (21.21%) NetSuite
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco
9 5 (15.15%) SAN
9 5 (15.15%) MS Office
9 5 (15.15%) Windows
9 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
9 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.15%) DNS
9 5 (15.15%) WAN
10 4 (12.12%) Broadband
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.12%) Project Management

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (24.24%) Line 500
2 8 (24.24%) Sage 200
2 8 (24.24%) SAP Business One
3 7 (21.21%) Sage X3
4 4 (12.12%) Sage CRM
4 4 (12.12%) SAP ERP
5 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (9.09%) Sage 1000
6 2 (6.06%) MFGPRO
6 2 (6.06%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
7 1 (3.03%) Magento
7 1 (3.03%) Movex
7 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
7 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
7 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) Broadband
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) PBX
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) MPLS
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) Telnet
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Sage Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Software Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Account Manager
4 3 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) ERP Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Software Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) CSS3
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ERP
2 10 (30.30%) CRM
3 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
3 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Business Development
4 3 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Data Management
4 3 (9.09%) Document Management
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 3 (9.09%) Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Software Licensing
4 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) AAT
2 1 (3.03%) ACCA
2 1 (3.03%) CIMA
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Epicor
1 13 (39.39%) SAP
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) Infor
4 7 (21.21%) IFS
4 7 (21.21%) NetSuite
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) BT
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
6 3 (9.09%) JD Edwards
6 3 (9.09%) Lotus
6 3 (9.09%) SonicWALL
6 3 (9.09%) SYSPRO
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) Avaya
7 2 (6.06%) Mitel
7 2 (6.06%) NETGEAR
7 2 (6.06%) QAD
7 2 (6.06%) Sophos
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
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