Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 147 137
Rank change year-on-year +58 -10 +29
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 184 224 296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.92% 2.21% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.69% 8.17% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 179 221 275
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £72,500 £72,300
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +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 2,117 2,742 2,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.56% 27.05% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,707 2,112 2,358
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,900 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

Salary trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 +38 122 £55,000 +10.00% 20
Merseyside +32 27 £55,000 -14.73% 4
Cheshire +19 26 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Lancashire +33 5 £52,500 +20.69% 1
Cumbria - 4 £70,000 -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 66 (35.87%) AWS
2 61 (33.15%) Azure
3 56 (30.43%) PaaS
4 54 (29.35%) IaaS
5 51 (27.72%) DevOps
6 50 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (25.54%) Docker
8 45 (24.46%) Microservices
8 45 (24.46%) Python
9 41 (22.28%) Java
10 36 (19.57%) SQL
10 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
11 35 (19.02%) JavaScript
12 31 (16.85%) Software Engineering
13 30 (16.30%) Git (software)
14 28 (15.22%) AngularJS
15 27 (14.67%) Analytics
16 25 (13.59%) TOGAF
17 24 (13.04%) Kubernetes
18 23 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 23 (12.50%) Finance
19 22 (11.96%) Front End Development
20 21 (11.41%) Enterprise Architecture
20 21 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (10.87%) .NET
21 20 (10.87%) ITIL
21 20 (10.87%) Big Data
21 20 (10.87%) Node.js
22 19 (10.33%) Jenkins
22 19 (10.33%) Windows

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 14 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.26%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.72%) Confluence
3 5 (2.72%) WordPress
4 4 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Sketch
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (4.35%) NetSuite
1 8 (4.35%) Sage 200
1 8 (4.35%) Sage 500
1 8 (4.35%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (35.87%) AWS
2 61 (33.15%) Azure
3 56 (30.43%) PaaS
4 54 (29.35%) IaaS
5 16 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (7.61%) Serverless
7 9 (4.89%) GCP
7 9 (4.89%) Office 365
8 8 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (4.35%) Amazon S3
8 8 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (3.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (3.80%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (3.80%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (3.80%) AWS CodeBuild
9 7 (3.80%) AWS CodeCommit
9 7 (3.80%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) Firewall
2 5 (2.72%) Skype
3 3 (1.63%) Internet
3 3 (1.63%) VLAN
3 3 (1.63%) WebEx
4 2 (1.09%) DNS
4 2 (1.09%) VPN
5 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.54%) LAN
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) WAN
5 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.87%) Big Data
3 14 (7.61%) MySQL
4 11 (5.98%) Data Lake
4 11 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.80%) Power BI
7 6 (3.26%) GIS
7 6 (3.26%) Redis
8 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (1.09%) HDInsight
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.33%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.33%) Maven
3 12 (6.52%) JIRA
4 8 (4.35%) Subversion
5 7 (3.80%) Bitbucket
5 7 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.72%) Selenium
7 5 (2.72%) webpack
8 4 (2.17%) Mocha
8 4 (2.17%) TestCafe
9 2 (1.09%) GitLab
10 1 (0.54%) Appium
10 1 (0.54%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.54%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.54%) Grunt
10 1 (0.54%) gulp
10 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Marketing
3 9 (4.89%) Law
4 8 (4.35%) Banking
4 8 (4.35%) Legal
4 8 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (2.17%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.63%) Local Government
6 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Police
Job Titles
1 66 (35.87%) Developer
2 27 (14.67%) Architect
3 21 (11.41%) Java Developer
4 20 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (10.33%) Cloud Architect
6 18 (9.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.98%) Lead Developer
7 11 (5.98%) Python Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Consultant
8 10 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) NetSuite Consultant
11 7 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Lead Java Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Designer
12 6 (3.26%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.72%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.22%) AngularJS
2 20 (10.87%) .NET
2 20 (10.87%) Node.js
3 17 (9.24%) Web Services
4 16 (8.70%) HTML
4 16 (8.70%) Spring
4 16 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 14 (7.61%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (7.07%) CSS
6 13 (7.07%) Hibernate
7 12 (6.52%) Angular 2
8 11 (5.98%) JSON
8 11 (5.98%) Vue.js
9 9 (4.89%) React
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET
11 7 (3.80%) .NET Core
11 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (3.26%) LDAP
12 6 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.89%) User Experience
3 7 (3.80%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.80%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.26%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.63%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.09%) Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.54%) Blog
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) NHS
9 1 (0.54%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.33%) Windows
2 14 (7.61%) Linux
3 11 (5.98%) Unix
4 7 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.72%) DevOps
2 50 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.46%) Microservices
4 31 (16.85%) Software Engineering
5 27 (14.67%) Analytics
6 25 (13.59%) TOGAF
7 22 (11.96%) Front End Development
8 21 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (11.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 20 (10.87%) ITIL
10 19 (10.33%) Scrum
11 17 (9.24%) Kanban
12 16 (8.70%) Coaching
13 15 (8.15%) OOP
13 15 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.15%) Risk Management
14 14 (7.61%) Migration
14 14 (7.61%) OO
14 14 (7.61%) Open Source
15 13 (7.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.46%) Python
2 41 (22.28%) Java
3 36 (19.57%) SQL
4 35 (19.02%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.24%) TypeScript
6 15 (8.15%) C#
7 13 (7.07%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.52%) Java 8
8 12 (6.52%) R
9 9 (4.89%) Ruby
10 8 (4.35%) PHP
11 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.17%) Scala
12 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.09%) ES6
14 1 (0.54%) C
14 1 (0.54%) Go
14 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.54%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 16 (8.70%) Degree
2 13 (7.07%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.26%) MCSA
4 6 (3.26%) MCSE
4 6 (3.26%) MCTS
4 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.26%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.63%) CISM
5 3 (1.63%) CISSP
6 2 (1.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.09%) CISA
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CASP
7 1 (0.54%) CRISC
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.26%) GDPR
2 6 (3.26%) NIST
2 6 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.26%) SLA
3 5 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.72%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) NCSC
4 2 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.54%) HL7
5 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
System Software
1 47 (25.54%) Docker
2 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 18 (9.78%) Terraform
3 9 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.26%) Ansible
4 6 (3.26%) Grafana
4 6 (3.26%) Kibana
4 6 (3.26%) Puppet
5 3 (1.63%) SCCM
5 3 (1.63%) vRealize
5 3 (1.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.98%) Databricks
3 9 (4.89%) Sparx
3 9 (4.89%) VMware
4 8 (4.35%) Sage
4 8 (4.35%) SAP
5 6 (3.26%) SaltStack
6 5 (2.72%) Adobe
6 5 (2.72%) Dynatrace
6 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco
7 4 (2.17%) F5
7 4 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.54%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle
9 1 (0.54%) Siemens
9 1 (0.54%) Sybase
9 1 (0.54%) Zoho