Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 209 259
Rank change year-on-year +50 +50 +4
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 245 150 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.92% 1.23% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.11% 11.66% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 205 117 93
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £29,150
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £76,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.64% +10.00% +5.26%

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 2205 1287 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.28% 10.57% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1090 883
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +7.29% +1.05%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +49 160 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Lancashire +30 38 £32,000 +16.36%
Cheshire -20 36 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Merseyside -6 4 £43,750 -5.41% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 79 (32.24%) JavaScript
2 75 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (26.12%) HTML
3 64 (26.12%) .NET
4 62 (25.31%) CSS
5 60 (24.49%) C#
6 56 (22.86%) jQuery
7 50 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
8 46 (18.78%) Microsoft
9 44 (17.96%) MVC
10 39 (15.92%) Analytics
11 37 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (15.10%) ASP.NET
12 36 (14.69%) Marketing
13 34 (13.88%) Sass
13 34 (13.88%) IaaS
14 31 (12.65%) Finance
15 29 (11.84%) TDD
16 27 (11.02%) Test Automation
16 27 (11.02%) SOLID
17 25 (10.20%) OOP
18 24 (9.80%) Information Security
18 24 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
19 23 (9.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (9.39%) Front End Development
20 22 (8.98%) DevOps
20 22 (8.98%) User Experience
20 22 (8.98%) SQL
21 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
21 21 (8.57%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (3.27%) IIS
2 6 (2.45%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.63%) Apache
3 4 (1.63%) nginx
3 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.22%) Confluence
5 2 (0.82%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) Tornado
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (1.22%) Adobe Premiere
1 3 (1.22%) InDesign
1 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.82%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Magento
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.82%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.82%) Shopify
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.41%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.41%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (13.88%) IaaS
4 19 (7.76%) PaaS
5 16 (6.53%) Office 365
6 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.45%) Serverless
8 3 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.82%) GitHub
9 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.82%) npm
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.41%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.16%) LAN
2 19 (7.76%) WAN
3 13 (5.31%) MPLS
4 11 (4.49%) Internet
5 10 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (4.08%) Unified Communications
6 9 (3.67%) Firewall
7 5 (2.04%) Network Security
8 4 (1.63%) BGP
8 4 (1.63%) OSPF
8 4 (1.63%) SAN
8 4 (1.63%) Wireless
9 3 (1.22%) DNS
9 3 (1.22%) FTP
9 3 (1.22%) HTTP
9 3 (1.22%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.22%) Skype
10 2 (0.82%) IPsec
11 1 (0.41%) VLAN
11 1 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.90%) MySQL
3 7 (2.86%) Big Data
3 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.45%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.22%) Power BI
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (7.76%) Subversion
2 9 (3.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.67%) JIRA
3 6 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.45%) Selenium
4 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.82%) GoCD
5 2 (0.82%) Mocha
5 2 (0.82%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.41%) Babel
6 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.41%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.41%) TestRail
6 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 36 (14.69%) Marketing
2 31 (12.65%) Finance
3 12 (4.90%) Retail
4 3 (1.22%) Advertising
4 3 (1.22%) Law
4 3 (1.22%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Automotive
5 2 (0.82%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (35.51%) Developer
2 37 (15.10%) .NET Developer
3 33 (13.47%) Senior Developer
4 27 (11.02%) Architect
5 26 (10.61%) C# Developer
6 23 (9.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 21 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (7.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 18 (7.35%) Development Manager
10 17 (6.94%) Business Development Manager
10 17 (6.94%) Business Manager
11 15 (6.12%) Software Developer
12 13 (5.31%) Analyst
12 13 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.90%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (4.90%) C# Software Developer
14 11 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.12%) .NET
1 64 (26.12%) HTML
2 62 (25.31%) CSS
3 56 (22.86%) jQuery
4 37 (15.10%) ASP.NET
5 34 (13.88%) Sass
6 24 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (9.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (7.76%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.35%) Web Services
10 17 (6.94%) HTML5
11 16 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (6.53%) Node.js
12 15 (6.12%) REST
13 12 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 12 (4.90%) WPF
14 10 (4.08%) ASP.NET Core
14 10 (4.08%) CSS3
15 9 (3.67%) XML
16 6 (2.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.98%) User Experience
2 18 (7.35%) iPad
3 17 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.86%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.63%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.63%) PMI
7 4 (1.63%) Raspberry Pi
7 4 (1.63%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.22%) Animation
8 3 (1.22%) Clustering
8 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.71%) Linux
2 13 (5.31%) Windows
3 11 (4.49%) Android
4 6 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.45%) CentOS
5 4 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.96%) MVC
3 39 (15.92%) Analytics
4 29 (11.84%) TDD
5 27 (11.02%) SOLID
5 27 (11.02%) Test Automation
6 25 (10.20%) OOP
7 24 (9.80%) Information Security
8 23 (9.39%) Front End Development
9 22 (8.98%) DevOps
10 21 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (8.16%) Business Development
11 20 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (7.76%) Data Analytics
12 19 (7.76%) Project Management
12 19 (7.76%) Scrum
13 18 (7.35%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (7.35%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.53%) Risk Management
15 15 (6.12%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (32.24%) JavaScript
2 60 (24.49%) C#
3 22 (8.98%) SQL
4 19 (7.76%) Java
5 11 (4.49%) PHP
6 10 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.63%) ES6
7 4 (1.63%) Python
7 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.22%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.22%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.22%) VBScript
9 2 (0.82%) C
9 2 (0.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.76%) Degree
2 9 (3.67%) CISA
3 7 (2.86%) CISSP
4 5 (2.04%) CISM
5 4 (1.63%) CCNP
5 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.63%) JNCIP
5 4 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.82%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) CIPD
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (7.35%) QA
2 6 (2.45%) SLA
3 4 (1.63%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.08%) Docker
3 8 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.63%) Nagios
2 4 (1.63%) SCCM
2 4 (1.63%) Terraform
3 3 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.90%) VMware
3 7 (2.86%) Oracle
4 6 (2.45%) Adobe
4 6 (2.45%) NetApp
4 6 (2.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.04%) Juniper
6 4 (1.63%) Cisco
6 4 (1.63%) Dell
6 4 (1.63%) Google
6 4 (1.63%) HP
6 4 (1.63%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.63%) Telerik
6 4 (1.63%) Zend
7 3 (1.22%) SAP
8 2 (0.82%) Sage
8 2 (0.82%) Splunk
9 1 (0.41%) SOTI
9 1 (0.41%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter