Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 167 216
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 +50
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 260 225 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.04% 1.82% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.72% 14.63% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 220 219 119
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +10.53%

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 2,426 1,538 1,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.01% 12.43% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 1,308 881
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,825 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +53 177 £45,000 -5.26% 46
Cheshire -63 42 £49,250 +15.88% 8
Merseyside +18 23 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Lancashire +5 15 £42,500 - 7
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 110 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.31%) DevOps
3 75 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (25.77%) IaaS
5 61 (23.46%) JavaScript
6 52 (20.00%) HTML
7 51 (19.62%) PaaS
8 46 (17.69%) Docker
8 46 (17.69%) Linux
9 45 (17.31%) CSS
10 42 (16.15%) Java
10 42 (16.15%) Microsoft
11 41 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (15.38%) Scrum
13 34 (13.08%) Degree
13 34 (13.08%) PHP
13 34 (13.08%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (12.69%) Windows
15 32 (12.31%) Test Automation
16 31 (11.92%) Office 365
17 30 (11.54%) Microservices
17 30 (11.54%) MySQL
17 30 (11.54%) TDD
17 30 (11.54%) Retail
17 30 (11.54%) Finance
18 27 (10.38%) MVC
18 27 (10.38%) Puppet
19 26 (10.00%) VMware
19 26 (10.00%) E-Commerce
20 25 (9.62%) OOP

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 20 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.15%) nginx
3 12 (4.62%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.23%) Apache Solr
5 7 (2.69%) IIS
5 7 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.31%) Apache
6 6 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.31%) SAS
7 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.54%) Confluence
8 4 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.54%) WordPress
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.31%) Adobe After Effects
2 6 (2.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.31%) Adobe Premiere
2 6 (2.31%) InDesign
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.77%) GIMP
7 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.92%) SAP Business One
2 3 (1.15%) Magento
3 2 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.77%) Shopify
4 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.38%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (25.77%) IaaS
3 51 (19.62%) PaaS
4 41 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (13.08%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (11.92%) Office 365
7 13 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (5.00%) Serverless
8 9 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (2.31%) GitHub
12 5 (1.92%) npm
13 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.77%) Heroku
13 2 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.77%) Yarn
14 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.08%) SAN
2 6 (2.31%) LAN
2 6 (2.31%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.31%) WAN
3 4 (1.54%) Network Security
3 4 (1.54%) Skype
4 3 (1.15%) Firewall
4 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.15%) MPLS
4 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.15%) VoIP
5 2 (0.77%) PBX
5 2 (0.77%) Softswitch
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.54%) MySQL
2 25 (9.62%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (4.62%) Big Data
5 11 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.31%) DB2
8 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.54%) Redis
9 4 (1.54%) SQLite
10 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.77%) Power BI
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (8.08%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.62%) Selenium
4 10 (3.85%) JIRA
5 6 (2.31%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.31%) Subversion
6 5 (1.92%) GoCD
7 4 (1.54%) Grunt
7 4 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.15%) Gradle
8 3 (1.15%) JUnit
8 3 (1.15%) Maven
8 3 (1.15%) Spock
8 3 (1.15%) webpack
9 2 (0.77%) gulp
9 2 (0.77%) Mocha
9 2 (0.77%) NuGet
9 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.38%) Babel
General
1 30 (11.54%) Finance
1 30 (11.54%) Retail
2 25 (9.62%) Marketing
3 8 (3.08%) Advertising
4 5 (1.92%) Legal
4 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.54%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Law
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (29.23%) Developer
2 28 (10.77%) Architect
3 19 (7.31%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (6.54%) Analyst
5 16 (6.15%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.77%) Java Engineer
6 15 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 14 (5.38%) PHP Developer
8 13 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.62%) Business Development Manager
9 12 (4.62%) Business Manager
9 12 (4.62%) Development Manager
9 12 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (3.85%) Administrator
10 10 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.46%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (3.46%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.00%) HTML
2 45 (17.31%) CSS
3 24 (9.23%) .NET
3 24 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
4 18 (6.92%) Spring
5 17 (6.54%) HTML5
5 17 (6.54%) jQuery
6 14 (5.38%) Laravel
6 14 (5.38%) RESTful
7 11 (4.23%) JAX-RS
7 11 (4.23%) Sass
8 10 (3.85%) Node.js
9 9 (3.46%) React
10 8 (3.08%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.08%) REST
10 8 (3.08%) Web Services
11 7 (2.69%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.69%) CSS3
11 7 (2.69%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (2.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 17 (6.54%) User Experience
4 9 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.69%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.31%) Animation
7 6 (2.31%) DataPower
8 5 (1.92%) EPoS
9 4 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.54%) NHS
10 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.38%) iPhone
12 1 (0.38%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.38%) Social Media
12 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.69%) Linux
2 33 (12.69%) Windows
3 13 (5.00%) CentOS
4 11 (4.23%) Unix
5 7 (2.69%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (2.31%) AIX
6 6 (2.31%) HPUX
6 6 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.31%) Solaris
7 3 (1.15%) Android
8 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.31%) DevOps
3 40 (15.38%) Scrum
4 32 (12.31%) Test Automation
5 30 (11.54%) Microservices
5 30 (11.54%) TDD
6 27 (10.38%) MVC
7 26 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 25 (9.62%) OOP
9 24 (9.23%) Software Engineering
10 21 (8.08%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.69%) Analytics
11 20 (7.69%) Break/Fix
12 19 (7.31%) Business Development
12 19 (7.31%) OO
13 18 (6.92%) Front End Development
13 18 (6.92%) Web Development
14 16 (6.15%) Project Management
15 15 (5.77%) BDD
16 14 (5.38%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (23.46%) JavaScript
2 42 (16.15%) Java
3 34 (13.08%) PHP
4 22 (8.46%) C#
5 19 (7.31%) Python
6 17 (6.54%) SQL
7 13 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.69%) Perl
10 6 (2.31%) Groovy
11 5 (1.92%) GraphQL
12 4 (1.54%) C
12 4 (1.54%) ES6
13 3 (1.15%) Scala
14 2 (0.77%) Go
14 2 (0.77%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.77%) VB
15 1 (0.38%) Ruby
15 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (13.08%) Degree
2 15 (5.77%) MCSE
2 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.08%) AWS Certification
3 8 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.54%) CISSP
4 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.15%) CISA
5 3 (1.15%) CISM
6 2 (0.77%) ISEB
6 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.46%) QA
2 8 (3.08%) GCP
2 8 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 46 (17.69%) Docker
2 11 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.77%) LXC
5 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.77%) Xen
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (10.38%) Puppet
2 22 (8.46%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.85%) Ansible
3 10 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.08%) Terraform
5 6 (2.31%) Nagios
5 6 (2.31%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.38%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 42 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.00%) VMware
3 14 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 13 (5.00%) NetApp
5 11 (4.23%) IBM
6 10 (3.85%) Adobe
7 9 (3.46%) Oracle
8 8 (3.08%) Xamarin
9 6 (2.31%) Cisco
9 6 (2.31%) Hitachi
9 6 (2.31%) Hortonworks
9 6 (2.31%) SAP
10 5 (1.92%) Google
11 4 (1.54%) Veeam
11 4 (1.54%) Zend
12 3 (1.15%) PayPal
12 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.15%) Twitter
13 2 (0.77%) BroadSoft
13 2 (0.77%) Sonus