The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 147 140 173
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +33
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 87 90 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 1.58% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.51% 21.53% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 49 80 45
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £45,250 £57,500
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 West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
561 418 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.81% 7.36% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 417 333 252
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £63,400 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SaaS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SaaS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SaaS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

SaaS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SaaS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Birmingham +24 49 £61,250 +28.94% 8
Coventry -4 20 £62,500 +78.57%
Warwickshire +5 10 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Solihull +14 4 £50,000 +53.84%
Staffordshire -19 3 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Shropshire -12 1 £25,000 -5.66%
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 58 (36.71%) IaaS
2 55 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 52 (32.91%) Software Engineering
4 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (29.75%) PaaS
5 47 (29.75%) Amazon AWS
6 45 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 44 (27.85%) Data Centre
8 43 (27.22%) SDLC
9 42 (26.58%) Degree
10 40 (25.32%) .NET
11 37 (23.42%) PHP
12 36 (22.78%) Computer Science
13 34 (21.52%) VMware
13 34 (21.52%) C#
14 33 (20.89%) HTML
14 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET
14 33 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (20.25%) Java
16 30 (18.99%) SCVMM
16 30 (18.99%) Amazon EC2
16 30 (18.99%) Virtual Machines
17 29 (18.35%) vRealize
17 29 (18.35%) Public Cloud
18 28 (17.72%) Finance
19 26 (16.46%) CSS
20 22 (13.92%) SQL
21 21 (13.29%) Scrum
21 21 (13.29%) Continuous Improvement
22 18 (11.39%) Line Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (3.80%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.90%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.43%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Sentinel
2 5 (3.16%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.63%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (36.71%) IaaS
2 47 (29.75%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (29.75%) PaaS
3 45 (28.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (18.99%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (5.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) Firewall
2 9 (5.70%) DHCP
2 9 (5.70%) DNS
2 9 (5.70%) SAN
2 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.70%) VPN
3 8 (5.06%) BGP
3 8 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (5.06%) EIGRP
3 8 (5.06%) MPLS
4 4 (2.53%) Network Security
5 2 (1.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.63%) DAB
6 1 (0.63%) Internet
6 1 (0.63%) IPsec
6 1 (0.63%) NFC
6 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.33%) MySQL
1 10 (6.33%) Relational Database
1 10 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (3.80%) Neo4j
4 5 (3.16%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.49%) Maven
3 8 (5.06%) JUnit
4 7 (4.43%) gulp
4 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.80%) PHPUnit
5 6 (3.80%) Selenium
5 6 (3.80%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.16%) Ant
6 5 (3.16%) Gradle
6 5 (3.16%) Grunt
6 5 (3.16%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.53%) JIRA
8 3 (1.90%) DbUnit
8 3 (1.90%) HttpUnit
8 3 (1.90%) XMLUnit
9 2 (1.27%) Subversion
9 2 (1.27%) webpack
10 1 (0.63%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (17.72%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.96%) Retail
4 8 (5.06%) Banking
5 7 (4.43%) Marketing
6 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.90%) Advertising
8 3 (1.90%) Legal
9 2 (1.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (30.38%) Developer
2 18 (11.39%) Software Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Automation Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Java Developer
4 16 (10.13%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Architect
5 12 (7.59%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.33%) .NET Software Engineer
6 10 (6.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Software Project Manager
8 8 (5.06%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) Applications Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) .NET
2 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET
2 33 (20.89%) HTML
3 26 (16.46%) CSS
4 15 (9.49%) jQuery
5 14 (8.86%) RESTful
5 14 (8.86%) Spring
6 13 (8.23%) HTML5
6 13 (8.23%) XML
7 12 (7.59%) Web Services
8 10 (6.33%) Ember.js
9 9 (5.70%) Spring MVC
10 8 (5.06%) .NET Framework
10 8 (5.06%) CSS3
10 8 (5.06%) Entity Framework
11 7 (4.43%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.43%) Node.js
11 7 (4.43%) React
12 6 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (27.85%) Data Centre
2 36 (22.78%) Computer Science
3 29 (18.35%) Public Cloud
4 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (6.33%) User Experience
6 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.16%) Blockchain
7 5 (3.16%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.16%) Fintech
7 5 (3.16%) iPhone
8 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.53%) NHS
9 3 (1.90%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.90%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.27%) Social Media
11 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.59%) Linux
2 11 (6.96%) Windows
3 7 (4.43%) Unix
4 4 (2.53%) CentOS
5 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.91%) Software Engineering
2 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (27.22%) SDLC
4 21 (13.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (13.29%) Scrum
5 18 (11.39%) Line Management
5 18 (11.39%) Project Management
5 18 (11.39%) Service Delivery
6 17 (10.76%) MVC
6 17 (10.76%) Software Testing
7 15 (9.49%) DevOps
7 15 (9.49%) OO
7 15 (9.49%) Presales
7 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.86%) ERP
8 14 (8.86%) Open Source
9 13 (8.23%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (8.23%) Web Development
10 12 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (7.59%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.81%) JavaScript
2 37 (23.42%) PHP
3 34 (21.52%) C#
4 32 (20.25%) Java
5 22 (13.92%) SQL
6 14 (8.86%) Python
7 12 (7.59%) C++
8 7 (4.43%) Ruby
9 6 (3.80%) Clojure
9 6 (3.80%) Groovy
9 6 (3.80%) Scala
10 4 (2.53%) C
11 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.90%) Perl
12 2 (1.27%) ES6
12 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.27%) VBA
13 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (26.58%) Degree
2 13 (8.23%) ISEB
3 9 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.06%) CCIE
5 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) CCNA
7 1 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.63%) CSQA
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (18.99%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (8.23%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.70%) vSphere
5 8 (5.06%) XenApp
5 8 (5.06%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) Docker
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (18.99%) SCVMM
2 29 (18.35%) vRealize
3 12 (7.59%) SCOrch
4 9 (5.70%) Puppet
4 9 (5.70%) Terraform
5 6 (3.80%) Grafana
5 6 (3.80%) Graphite
5 6 (3.80%) Packer
5 6 (3.80%) Uchiwa
6 4 (2.53%) SCCM
7 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (21.52%) VMware
2 14 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.23%) Citrix
4 9 (5.70%) Cisco
5 8 (5.06%) EMC
5 8 (5.06%) F5
6 6 (3.80%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.80%) Google
6 6 (3.80%) MuleSoft
6 6 (3.80%) SAP
6 6 (3.80%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.80%) WSO2
7 5 (3.16%) Oracle
7 5 (3.16%) Rackspace
7 5 (3.16%) Zend
8 4 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.90%) OpenText
10 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.27%) Twitter
11 1 (0.63%) QNX
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