The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage Line 500
Rank 926 929 934
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 9 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.13% 0.097% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 3
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.61%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
7091 8259 8208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.00% 7.76% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5532 6620 6157
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Line 500
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK.

Line 500 Salary Trend in the UK

Line 500
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Line 500 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Line 500 Salary Histogram in the UK

Line 500
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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
England +21 9 £37,500 -6.25%
North West +29 3 £32,500 -18.75%
London - 3 £55,000 -
Preston - 3 £32,500 -
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Staffordshire -2 1 £43,000 -4.44%
Burton-upon-Trent -2 1 £43,000 -4.44%
West Midlands -15 1 £43,000 -4.44%
South West - 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Dorset - 1 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -
Poole - 1 £22,500 -

Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 33 (100.00%) Sage
2 26 (78.79%) ERP
3 24 (72.73%) Finance
4 22 (66.67%) Sage X3
5 18 (54.55%) Sage 1000
6 14 (42.42%) Sage 200
7 13 (39.39%) CRM
8 11 (33.33%) Business Development
9 10 (30.30%) SQL
9 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
9 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
10 9 (27.27%) Manufacturing
11 7 (21.21%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
12 5 (15.15%) SAN
12 5 (15.15%) MS Office
12 5 (15.15%) SAP
12 5 (15.15%) Windows
12 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
12 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
12 5 (15.15%) WAN
12 5 (15.15%) DNS
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco
13 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
14 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
14 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Line 500 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 Line 500. 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
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Sage X3
2 18 (54.55%) Sage 1000
3 14 (42.42%) Sage 200
4 7 (21.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Business One
6 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (6.06%) MFGPRO
6 2 (6.06%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) Broadband
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) PBX
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) MPLS
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
3 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Telnet
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 24 (72.73%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Account Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Implementation Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Sage Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Business Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Business Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Business One Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Support Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) IT Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
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 26 (78.79%) ERP
2 13 (39.39%) CRM
3 11 (33.33%) Business Development
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Document Management
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (9.09%) Presales
5 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.09%) Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Software Licensing
5 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
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 33 (100.00%) Sage
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) BT
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 3 (9.09%) Lotus
4 3 (9.09%) SonicWALL
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) Epicor
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Mitel
5 2 (6.06%) NETGEAR
5 2 (6.06%) QAD
5 2 (6.06%) Sophos
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec