Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 158 209
Rank change year-on-year +22 +51 +58
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 293 255 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 1.98% 1.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.88% 13.43% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 264 247 108
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,750 £26,600
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,800 £67,950
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 2,694 1,899 1,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.69% 14.72% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,307 1,612 930
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,378
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.33% +3.44%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +58 218 £47,500 +5.56% 39
Cheshire -69 30 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Merseyside +33 26 £27,500 -21.43% 6
Lancashire +2 19 £35,000 +9.38% 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 146 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.13%) DevOps
3 89 (30.38%) JavaScript
4 88 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
5 60 (20.48%) Docker
5 60 (20.48%) TDD
5 60 (20.48%) Scrum
6 59 (20.14%) SQL
7 58 (19.80%) .NET
8 56 (19.11%) IaaS
9 55 (18.77%) C#
10 54 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (18.09%) Software Engineering
12 50 (17.06%) Java
13 48 (16.38%) Test Automation
14 47 (16.04%) Marketing
15 45 (15.36%) Microsoft
16 43 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (14.68%) React
17 42 (14.33%) AngularJS
17 42 (14.33%) HTML
17 42 (14.33%) PHP
17 42 (14.33%) Linux
18 41 (13.99%) Microservices
18 41 (13.99%) PaaS
19 37 (12.63%) MySQL
20 36 (12.29%) Retail
21 35 (11.95%) SQL Server
21 35 (11.95%) CSS
21 35 (11.95%) QA

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 (6.83%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.10%) nginx
3 11 (3.75%) Apache Solr
4 10 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.73%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.39%) Confluence
7 7 (2.39%) IIS
8 6 (2.05%) SAS
9 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.37%) WordPress
11 3 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) GIMP
1 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.68%) InDesign
3 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 88 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (19.11%) IaaS
3 54 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (13.99%) PaaS
5 22 (7.51%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (6.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (6.14%) Office 365
8 8 (2.73%) GitHub
8 8 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.71%) npm
11 4 (1.37%) Yarn
12 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.68%) NuGet
12 2 (0.68%) Serverless
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) Unified Communications
2 7 (2.39%) Firewall
3 6 (2.05%) Internet
3 6 (2.05%) SAN
4 5 (1.71%) DNS
4 5 (1.71%) SSL
5 4 (1.37%) SMS
6 3 (1.02%) HTTP
6 3 (1.02%) LAN
6 3 (1.02%) Network Security
6 3 (1.02%) SMTP
6 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.68%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.68%) VoIP
7 2 (0.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.34%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.63%) MySQL
2 35 (11.95%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.53%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.14%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (5.46%) Big Data
7 16 (5.46%) Relational Database
8 15 (5.12%) NoSQL
9 10 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (3.41%) Redis
10 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.05%) DB2
11 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (9.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.12%) Selenium
4 13 (4.44%) Moq
4 13 (4.44%) NUnit
5 10 (3.41%) JIRA
5 10 (3.41%) Subversion
6 8 (2.73%) Gradle
7 7 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.39%) Maven
8 6 (2.05%) gulp
8 6 (2.05%) JUnit
9 5 (1.71%) Spock
9 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.37%) Grunt
10 4 (1.37%) webpack
11 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.68%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (16.04%) Marketing
2 36 (12.29%) Retail
3 34 (11.60%) Finance
4 20 (6.83%) Telecoms
5 19 (6.48%) Manufacturing
6 18 (6.14%) Electronics
7 10 (3.41%) Advertising
8 4 (1.37%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (33.79%) Developer
2 34 (11.60%) Architect
3 28 (9.56%) Software Engineer
4 27 (9.22%) Senior Developer
5 26 (8.87%) Analyst
6 24 (8.19%) PHP Developer
7 22 (7.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (4.78%) Java Engineer
10 14 (4.78%) Java Software Engineer
10 14 (4.78%) Senior PHP Developer
11 13 (4.44%) .NET Developer
12 12 (4.10%) .NET Software Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) Software Manager
12 12 (4.10%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.75%) Junior
14 10 (3.41%) Cloud Architect
14 10 (3.41%) IT Manager
14 10 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.80%) .NET
2 43 (14.68%) React
3 42 (14.33%) AngularJS
3 42 (14.33%) HTML
4 35 (11.95%) CSS
5 27 (9.22%) Node.js
6 26 (8.87%) Laravel
7 24 (8.19%) RESTful
8 21 (7.17%) Spring
9 20 (6.83%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (5.80%) Web Services
12 16 (5.46%) REST
13 15 (5.12%) HTML5
14 13 (4.44%) Redux
15 12 (4.10%) WCF
16 11 (3.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
17 10 (3.41%) jQuery
17 10 (3.41%) Spring Boot
18 9 (3.07%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.24%) Mobile App
2 29 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (5.80%) User Experience
5 12 (4.10%) N-Tier
6 10 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (3.07%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.73%) Smartphone
9 6 (2.05%) DataPower
10 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.37%) NHS
12 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.68%) Blog
13 2 (0.68%) Clustering
13 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.68%) EPoS
13 2 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.68%) Wiki
14 1 (0.34%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.33%) Linux
2 29 (9.90%) Windows
3 16 (5.46%) Unix
4 7 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.05%) AIX
5 6 (2.05%) HPUX
5 6 (2.05%) Solaris
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.02%) CentOS
8 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.13%) DevOps
3 60 (20.48%) Scrum
3 60 (20.48%) TDD
4 53 (18.09%) Software Engineering
5 48 (16.38%) Test Automation
6 43 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (13.99%) Microservices
8 30 (10.24%) OOP
9 27 (9.22%) OO
9 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (8.87%) MVC
10 26 (8.87%) Unit Testing
11 24 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (7.85%) BDD
12 23 (7.85%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.83%) Programme Management
13 20 (6.83%) Web Development
14 19 (6.48%) E-Commerce
15 18 (6.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.38%) JavaScript
2 59 (20.14%) SQL
3 55 (18.77%) C#
4 50 (17.06%) Java
5 42 (14.33%) PHP
6 30 (10.24%) Python
7 12 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.41%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.05%) Scala
10 5 (1.71%) Groovy
10 5 (1.71%) Java 8
10 5 (1.71%) VB
10 5 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.37%) C++
11 4 (1.37%) ES6
11 4 (1.37%) PHP 7
12 3 (1.02%) Perl
13 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.53%) Degree
2 9 (3.07%) AWS Certification
3 8 (2.73%) MCSE
3 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.95%) QA
2 12 (4.10%) GCP
3 4 (1.37%) SLA
4 3 (1.02%) GDPR
4 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (20.48%) Docker
2 20 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.46%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.02%) LXC
6 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.68%) Firmware
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.68%) Xen
6 2 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (11.26%) Ansible
2 24 (8.19%) Kubernetes
3 22 (7.51%) Puppet
4 19 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.05%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.37%) Terraform
8 3 (1.02%) Nagios
9 2 (0.68%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.19%) VMware
3 20 (6.83%) SAP
4 19 (6.48%) Google
5 17 (5.80%) IBM
6 10 (3.41%) Cisco
6 10 (3.41%) Oracle
6 10 (3.41%) Xamarin
7 6 (2.05%) Hitachi
7 6 (2.05%) Hortonworks
7 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.71%) Adobe
9 4 (1.37%) Capita
9 4 (1.37%) Citrix
10 3 (1.02%) HP
10 3 (1.02%) Meraki
10 3 (1.02%) PayPal
10 3 (1.02%) Twitter
10 3 (1.02%) Veeam
11 2 (0.68%) 3PAR