Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 166 165
Rank change year-on-year +57 -1 +49
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 280 233 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.81% 1.99% 1.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.46% 8.48% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 238 223 195
North West median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,960 2,749 2,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.74% 23.46% 18.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,427 2,276 2,096
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,125
90th Percentile £70,041 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +0.97%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +24 182 £55,000 +15.79% 44
Cheshire +46 48 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Lancashire +7 26 £52,863 +40.97% 9
Merseyside +13 21 £60,000 -20.00% 2
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 112 (40.00%) Azure
2 109 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (36.07%) AWS
4 80 (28.57%) C#
5 71 (25.36%) .NET
6 62 (22.14%) PaaS
7 60 (21.43%) Degree
8 59 (21.07%) SQL
9 58 (20.71%) Computer Science
10 53 (18.93%) AngularJS
11 51 (18.21%) Scrum
12 50 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 50 (17.86%) IaaS
13 49 (17.50%) DevOps
14 46 (16.43%) Java
15 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 39 (13.93%) Microservices
18 37 (13.21%) Mentoring
18 37 (13.21%) React
19 36 (12.86%) Serverless
19 36 (12.86%) GCP
20 32 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
20 32 (11.43%) Architectural Design
21 31 (11.07%) MySQL
22 30 (10.71%) Microsoft
22 30 (10.71%) MVC
23 29 (10.36%) HTML
23 29 (10.36%) Python
23 29 (10.36%) Test Automation

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 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.79%) IIS
3 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.07%) nginx
4 3 (1.07%) WordPress
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) PowerExchange
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
5 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 112 (40.00%) Azure
2 101 (36.07%) AWS
3 62 (22.14%) PaaS
4 50 (17.86%) IaaS
5 36 (12.86%) GCP
5 36 (12.86%) Serverless
6 26 (9.29%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (7.50%) Amazon SQS
8 14 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (3.57%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.50%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.07%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.71%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.71%) Office 365
14 2 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.14%) Firewall
1 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.79%) VPN
3 4 (1.43%) VLAN
3 4 (1.43%) WAN
4 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.07%) DHCP
4 3 (1.07%) DNS
4 3 (1.07%) Network Security
5 2 (0.71%) BGP
5 2 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.71%) OSPF
5 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.71%) VoIP
5 2 (0.71%) Wireless
6 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) SSH
6 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.07%) MySQL
2 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 23 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.93%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.57%) DB2
5 10 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.43%) Big Data
8 4 (1.43%) GIS
9 3 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.71%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.36%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (7.14%) CircleCI
2 19 (6.79%) Brakeman
2 19 (6.79%) minitest
2 19 (6.79%) RSpec
2 19 (6.79%) RuboCop
3 18 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.93%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.50%) Selenium
6 5 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.43%) JIRA
7 4 (1.43%) Maven
8 3 (1.07%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.71%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.71%) webpack
10 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.36%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 29 (10.36%) Public Sector
2 25 (8.93%) Finance
3 23 (8.21%) Marketing
4 18 (6.43%) Retail
5 15 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.64%) Legal
6 13 (4.64%) Manufacturing
7 12 (4.29%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (38.57%) Developer
2 27 (9.64%) Senior Developer
3 26 (9.29%) Architect
4 23 (8.21%) C# Developer
5 22 (7.86%) .NET Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (6.43%) AWS Developer
9 16 (5.71%) Software Engineer
10 15 (5.36%) Java Developer
11 14 (5.00%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.29%) C++ Developer
14 11 (3.93%) Analyst
14 11 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
14 11 (3.93%) Azure Developer
14 11 (3.93%) C# Programmer
14 11 (3.93%) Programmer
14 11 (3.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (25.36%) .NET
2 53 (18.93%) AngularJS
3 37 (13.21%) React
4 29 (10.36%) HTML
5 28 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 28 (10.00%) Node.js
6 23 (8.21%) CSS
6 23 (8.21%) jQuery
6 23 (8.21%) Swagger
6 23 (8.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (7.86%) REST
8 20 (7.14%) Backbone.js
8 20 (7.14%) Visualforce
9 19 (6.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 19 (6.79%) Shoryuken
10 17 (6.07%) Web Services
11 14 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (3.93%) Vue.js
14 10 (3.57%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.21%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.00%) Blog
5 12 (4.29%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.86%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.86%) User Experience
8 7 (2.50%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.71%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.71%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.71%) Social Media
12 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.36%) iPhone
12 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.86%) Linux
2 18 (6.43%) Windows
3 10 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.21%) Android
4 9 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.86%) Unix
6 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.71%) AIX
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.71%) Computer Science
3 51 (18.21%) Scrum
4 49 (17.50%) DevOps
5 40 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 39 (13.93%) Microservices
7 37 (13.21%) Mentoring
8 32 (11.43%) Architectural Design
9 30 (10.71%) MVC
10 29 (10.36%) Test Automation
11 26 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (9.29%) TDD
12 23 (8.21%) Coaching
13 20 (7.14%) ITIL
13 20 (7.14%) Open Source
13 20 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.14%) Web Application Development
14 19 (6.79%) Analytics
15 18 (6.43%) Front End Development
15 18 (6.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (28.57%) C#
2 59 (21.07%) SQL
3 50 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 46 (16.43%) Java
5 29 (10.36%) Python
6 21 (7.50%) Ruby
7 20 (7.14%) Apex Code
8 17 (6.07%) C++
9 13 (4.64%) Java 8
10 11 (3.93%) PHP
10 11 (3.93%) R
11 10 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.14%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.79%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.07%) Go
15 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.71%) Korn
17 1 (0.36%) F#
17 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (21.43%) Degree
2 14 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.07%) CCNP
5 3 (1.07%) CISM
5 3 (1.07%) CISSP
6 2 (0.71%) CCDP
6 2 (0.71%) CCIE
6 2 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) HND
6 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.36%) CHFI
7 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.36%) ECIH
7 1 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.29%) QA
2 11 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.43%) NIST
6 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.71%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) BS7799
7 1 (0.36%) HL7
7 1 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (8.57%) Docker
2 19 (6.79%) Varnish
3 10 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) LXC
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (8.21%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.64%) Terraform
3 10 (3.57%) Puppet
4 9 (3.21%) Ansible
4 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.86%) SCCM
6 4 (1.43%) vRealize
6 4 (1.43%) WSUS
7 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.36%) CASB
8 1 (0.36%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.36%) Grafana
8 1 (0.36%) Nessus
8 1 (0.36%) Nmap
8 1 (0.36%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
2 30 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.50%) Sage
4 19 (6.79%) Oracle
5 15 (5.36%) SAP
6 14 (5.00%) VMware
7 12 (4.29%) Cisco
8 6 (2.14%) Google
9 5 (1.79%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.43%) Adobe
11 3 (1.07%) Marketo
11 3 (1.07%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.71%) AlienVault
12 2 (0.71%) Apple
12 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.71%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.71%) Informatica
12 2 (0.71%) SendGrid
12 2 (0.71%) Zuora