Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 157 169
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 +56
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 253 249 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 2.06% 1.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.83% 8.93% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 221 232 231
North West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%

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 2,865 2,789 2,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.22% 23.05% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,212 2,352 1,881
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -17 163 £57,500 +21.05% 32
Cheshire +60 56 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Merseyside +1 21 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Lancashire -32 9 £60,552 +61.47% 2
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 104 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (35.57%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (35.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (25.69%) C#
4 65 (25.69%) SQL
5 59 (23.32%) JavaScript
6 56 (22.13%) Java
7 55 (21.74%) .NET
8 45 (17.79%) DevOps
9 44 (17.39%) HTML
10 43 (17.00%) PaaS
11 42 (16.60%) CSS
12 40 (15.81%) Computer Science
13 39 (15.42%) Software Engineering
13 39 (15.42%) Degree
14 36 (14.23%) Scrum
14 36 (14.23%) Finance
15 35 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (13.83%) AngularJS
16 33 (13.04%) IaaS
17 32 (12.65%) Google Cloud Platform
17 32 (12.65%) Public Sector
18 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
19 29 (11.46%) Microsoft
20 28 (11.07%) Marketing
20 28 (11.07%) Retail
20 28 (11.07%) React
20 28 (11.07%) Node.js
21 27 (10.67%) Mentoring
21 27 (10.67%) Microservices

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 5 (1.98%) IIS
2 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.19%) Figma
2 3 (1.19%) InVision
2 3 (1.19%) Marvel
2 3 (1.19%) Sketch
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 90 (35.57%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (35.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (17.00%) PaaS
4 33 (13.04%) IaaS
5 32 (12.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (10.67%) Serverless
7 22 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (7.51%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (4.35%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.77%) BlazeMeter
11 7 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (2.37%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (2.37%) Amazon Glacier
12 6 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.58%) Office 365
14 3 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.77%) Firewall
2 6 (2.37%) WAN
3 5 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.58%) VPN
5 3 (1.19%) DHCP
5 3 (1.19%) DNS
5 3 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.19%) Network Security
5 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.79%) BGP
6 2 (0.79%) LAN
6 2 (0.79%) OSPF
6 2 (0.79%) VoIP
7 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.40%) DMZ
7 1 (0.40%) Internet
7 1 (0.40%) MPLS
7 1 (0.40%) SMTP
7 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.67%) MySQL
3 18 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (5.14%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.95%) DB2
5 10 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.77%) Big Data
8 6 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.19%) Redis
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 19 (7.51%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.32%) CircleCI
4 14 (5.53%) JIRA
5 13 (5.14%) Brakeman
5 13 (5.14%) minitest
5 13 (5.14%) RSpec
5 13 (5.14%) RuboCop
6 9 (3.56%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.37%) Maven
8 5 (1.98%) Selenium
9 4 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.19%) Axure RP
10 3 (1.19%) Codeship
10 3 (1.19%) Subversion
10 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.19%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
General
1 36 (14.23%) Finance
2 32 (12.65%) Public Sector
3 28 (11.07%) Marketing
3 28 (11.07%) Retail
4 21 (8.30%) Telecoms
5 20 (7.91%) Manufacturing
6 18 (7.11%) Electronics
7 14 (5.53%) Legal
8 6 (2.37%) Billing
9 3 (1.19%) Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Games
10 2 (0.79%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (33.20%) Developer
2 20 (7.91%) .NET Developer
2 20 (7.91%) AWS Developer
3 19 (7.51%) Architect
4 18 (7.11%) C# Developer
4 18 (7.11%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (6.32%) Software Engineer
5 16 (6.32%) SQL Developer
6 15 (5.93%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.74%) Analyst
9 11 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (4.35%) Consultant
9 11 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (3.95%) Azure Developer
10 10 (3.95%) C# Programmer
10 10 (3.95%) DBA
10 10 (3.95%) Programmer
10 10 (3.95%) Senior DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.74%) .NET
2 44 (17.39%) HTML
3 42 (16.60%) CSS
4 35 (13.83%) AngularJS
5 28 (11.07%) Node.js
5 28 (11.07%) React
6 20 (7.91%) jQuery
7 17 (6.72%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (5.93%) Web Services
9 14 (5.53%) ASP.NET
9 14 (5.53%) REST
10 13 (5.14%) Shoryuken
10 13 (5.14%) Swagger
10 13 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (4.35%) Visualforce
12 10 (3.95%) Backbone.js
12 10 (3.95%) LDAP
13 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.16%) RESTful
14 7 (2.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.72%) User Experience
4 13 (5.14%) Blog
4 13 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.95%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.16%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.37%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.79%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.79%) NHS
10 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.40%) CCTV
11 1 (0.40%) Clustering
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.32%) Linux
2 10 (3.95%) Windows
3 6 (2.37%) Android
3 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.37%) Unix
4 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.79%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.79%) DevOps
3 40 (15.81%) Computer Science
4 39 (15.42%) Software Engineering
5 36 (14.23%) Scrum
6 27 (10.67%) Mentoring
6 27 (10.67%) Microservices
7 24 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (9.09%) Open Source
9 22 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.51%) Architectural Design
11 19 (7.51%) Digital Marketing
11 19 (7.51%) MVC
12 18 (7.11%) Analytics
12 18 (7.11%) Coaching
12 18 (7.11%) Programme Management
12 18 (7.11%) TDD
13 17 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.69%) C#
1 65 (25.69%) SQL
2 59 (23.32%) JavaScript
3 56 (22.13%) Java
4 23 (9.09%) Python
5 18 (7.11%) Ruby
6 16 (6.32%) Java 8
7 15 (5.93%) C++
8 12 (4.74%) PHP
9 11 (4.35%) Apex Code
9 11 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.35%) TypeScript
10 10 (3.95%) R
11 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.19%) Go
12 3 (1.19%) Perl
12 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (15.42%) Degree
2 16 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.37%) CISSP
5 4 (1.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.58%) CEH
5 4 (1.58%) GSEC
5 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) CCNP
7 2 (0.79%) CCDP
7 2 (0.79%) CCIE
7 2 (0.79%) CISM
7 2 (0.79%) CRISC
7 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) HND
7 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.91%) QA
2 10 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.58%) NIST
6 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.79%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) BS7799
7 1 (0.40%) GDPR
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (9.49%) Docker
2 13 (5.14%) Varnish
3 4 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) LXC
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.95%) Puppet
3 9 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.16%) Ansible
5 7 (2.77%) Terraform
6 3 (1.19%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.79%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.40%) CASB
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) Grafana
8 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle
2 23 (9.09%) SAP
3 14 (5.53%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.74%) Google
5 11 (4.35%) Sage
6 5 (1.98%) Cisco
6 5 (1.98%) VMware
7 4 (1.58%) Adobe
7 4 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.19%) Marketo
9 2 (0.79%) IBM
9 2 (0.79%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.40%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.40%) Avaya
10 1 (0.40%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.40%) Meraki
10 1 (0.40%) Workday
10 1 (0.40%) Zscaler
10 1 (0.40%) Zuora