Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 159 227
Rank change year-on-year +5 +68 +32
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 252 246 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.13% 1.88% 1.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.63% 11.10% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 237 213 102
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £66,700
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,616 2,216 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.06% 16.89% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,179 1,869 1,030
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,200 £24,000 £22,725
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +6.32%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 185 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Cheshire -5 32 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Lancashire -4 18 £37,500 +17.19% 1
Merseyside +33 15 £63,750 +88.89% 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 106 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.76%) DevOps
3 74 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (27.38%) JavaScript
5 61 (24.21%) SQL
6 58 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 55 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (21.43%) C#
8 54 (21.43%) .NET
8 54 (21.43%) Software Engineering
9 52 (20.63%) Marketing
10 50 (19.84%) Retail
11 47 (18.65%) Scrum
12 45 (17.86%) TDD
13 44 (17.46%) Java
14 42 (16.67%) Microservices
14 42 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 40 (15.87%) IaaS
15 40 (15.87%) Docker
16 39 (15.48%) MongoDB
17 38 (15.08%) Test Automation
18 37 (14.68%) Git (software)
19 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
19 35 (13.89%) React
20 34 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (13.49%) OO
21 33 (13.10%) Google
22 32 (12.70%) Finance
22 32 (12.70%) OOP
22 32 (12.70%) Mentoring

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (9.13%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (7.14%) Apache Solr
3 11 (4.37%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.98%) Confluence
6 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.79%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.79%) InDesign
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.59%) SAP Business One
3 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 74 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (15.87%) IaaS
4 30 (11.90%) PaaS
5 19 (7.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (3.17%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.19%) Zapier
10 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.79%) npm
10 2 (0.79%) Office 365
10 2 (0.79%) Yarn
11 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.40%) GitHub
11 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.35%) Internet
2 12 (4.76%) DNS
2 12 (4.76%) SSL
3 11 (4.37%) WAN
4 8 (3.17%) Unified Communications
5 6 (2.38%) Firewall
6 5 (1.98%) LAN
6 5 (1.98%) SAN
7 4 (1.59%) SMS
8 3 (1.19%) HTTP
8 3 (1.19%) SMTP
9 2 (0.79%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.40%) BGP
10 1 (0.40%) DHCP
10 1 (0.40%) Network Security
10 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.40%) VoIP
10 1 (0.40%) VPN
10 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.48%) MongoDB
2 22 (8.73%) Hadoop
3 21 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 21 (8.33%) Big Data
3 21 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 19 (7.54%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.75%) MySQL
5 17 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (3.57%) Redis
8 6 (2.38%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.19%) Power BI
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.35%) Selenium
4 14 (5.56%) Moq
4 14 (5.56%) NUnit
5 12 (4.76%) JIRA
6 9 (3.57%) gulp
7 7 (2.78%) Subversion
7 7 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.98%) Travis CI
9 5 (1.98%) webpack
10 4 (1.59%) GoCD
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.19%) Gradle
11 3 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.19%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.79%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.79%) Grunt
General
1 52 (20.63%) Marketing
2 50 (19.84%) Retail
3 32 (12.70%) Finance
4 24 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 23 (9.13%) Manufacturing
6 21 (8.33%) Electronics
7 4 (1.59%) Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) German Language
8 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Law
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.81%) Developer
2 36 (14.29%) Architect
3 27 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.13%) C# Developer
5 18 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
6 17 (6.75%) Full Stack Developer
7 15 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.56%) Analyst
8 14 (5.56%) IT Manager
9 11 (4.37%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Sales Executive
10 10 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 9 (3.57%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.43%) .NET
2 42 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 35 (13.89%) React
4 30 (11.90%) HTML
5 29 (11.51%) CSS
6 24 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (8.73%) Spring
8 21 (8.33%) REST
9 20 (7.94%) Web Services
10 19 (7.54%) RESTful
11 17 (6.75%) WCF
12 14 (5.56%) Redux
13 13 (5.16%) HTML5
13 13 (5.16%) Node.js
14 11 (4.37%) CSS3
14 11 (4.37%) JAX-RS
14 11 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (3.97%) jQuery
15 10 (3.97%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.52%) User Experience
3 19 (7.54%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (6.75%) N-Tier
5 11 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.17%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.78%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.38%) Blog
8 6 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.98%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.59%) EPoS
11 3 (1.19%) Clustering
12 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.79%) Wiki
13 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.30%) Linux
2 10 (3.97%) Windows
3 5 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.59%) Unix
5 3 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.79%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.76%) DevOps
3 55 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 47 (18.65%) Scrum
6 45 (17.86%) TDD
7 42 (16.67%) Microservices
8 38 (15.08%) Test Automation
9 34 (13.49%) OO
10 32 (12.70%) Mentoring
10 32 (12.70%) OOP
11 26 (10.32%) Unit Testing
12 25 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (9.13%) Programme Management
14 22 (8.73%) Data Science
15 21 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
15 21 (8.33%) MVC
15 21 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (7.54%) Deployment Automation
16 19 (7.54%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.38%) JavaScript
2 61 (24.21%) SQL
3 54 (21.43%) C#
4 44 (17.46%) Java
5 31 (12.30%) Python
6 15 (5.95%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.16%) PHP
8 10 (3.97%) Scala
8 10 (3.97%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.98%) Java 8
12 4 (1.59%) ES6
12 4 (1.59%) VB
12 4 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.79%) C++
14 2 (0.79%) Go
14 2 (0.79%) VBScript
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.14%) Degree
2 8 (3.17%) AWS Certification
3 5 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CCNP
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CISSP
5 1 (0.40%) GCIH
5 1 (0.40%) GIAC
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.51%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) GDPR
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (15.87%) Docker
2 14 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.79%) Firmware
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (12.70%) Ansible
2 22 (8.73%) Kubernetes
3 21 (8.33%) Puppet
4 15 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.17%) Cobbler
6 6 (2.38%) Grafana
6 6 (2.38%) Kibana
7 3 (1.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.79%) SCOM
9 1 (0.40%) Mesos
9 1 (0.40%) Nessus
9 1 (0.40%) Salt
9 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.10%) Google
3 27 (10.71%) SAP
4 14 (5.56%) VMware
5 12 (4.76%) IBM
6 9 (3.57%) Cisco
7 6 (2.38%) Citrix
7 6 (2.38%) Oracle
7 6 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.59%) PayPal
8 4 (1.59%) Twitter
9 3 (1.19%) Adobe
9 3 (1.19%) Meraki
9 3 (1.19%) Tableau
10 2 (0.79%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.79%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.79%) HP
10 2 (0.79%) Polycom
10 2 (0.79%) Veritas
10 2 (0.79%) Xamarin