Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 208 257
Rank change year-on-year +41 +49 +9
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 240 166 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 1.35% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.31% 12.02% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 196 136 91
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 2327 1381 1044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.56% 11.23% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1959 1184 896
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,820 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.31% +3.64% +5.26%

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 November 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 November 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 +54 157 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Lancashire +27 39 £32,000 -11.72%
Cheshire -39 34 £45,000 -12.20% 11
Merseyside 0 3 £50,000 +21.21% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 78 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.42%) JavaScript
3 62 (25.83%) HTML
4 59 (24.58%) CSS
5 50 (20.83%) .NET
6 47 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (18.75%) C#
8 43 (17.92%) IaaS
9 40 (16.67%) jQuery
10 39 (16.25%) Marketing
10 39 (16.25%) Analytics
11 37 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 36 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 31 (12.92%) Sass
14 30 (12.50%) Finance
15 29 (12.08%) MVC
15 29 (12.08%) DevOps
16 27 (11.25%) Test Automation
17 26 (10.83%) Degree
18 25 (10.42%) Business Development
18 25 (10.42%) OOP
18 25 (10.42%) Scrum
18 25 (10.42%) Information Security
19 24 (10.00%) Retail
19 24 (10.00%) PaaS
20 22 (9.17%) User Experience
20 22 (9.17%) SQL
20 22 (9.17%) ASP.NET
21 21 (8.75%) Front End Development
22 20 (8.33%) Mentoring

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 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (2.50%) Apache
2 6 (2.50%) Apache Solr
2 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.50%) nginx
2 6 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.67%) Confluence
4 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.42%) Tornado
6 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
1 6 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (2.50%) Adobe Premiere
1 6 (2.50%) InDesign
1 6 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.83%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.25%) Magento
2 3 (1.25%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.83%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.83%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.83%) Shopify
3 2 (0.83%) Workfront
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.42%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (17.92%) IaaS
3 37 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (10.00%) PaaS
5 16 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (5.83%) Office 365
7 8 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.33%) Serverless
8 5 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.25%) GitHub
10 2 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.83%) npm
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.42%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.08%) LAN
1 17 (7.08%) WAN
2 13 (5.42%) MPLS
3 12 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 10 (4.17%) Internet
5 9 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.50%) Skype
7 4 (1.67%) BGP
7 4 (1.67%) Firewall
7 4 (1.67%) Network Security
7 4 (1.67%) OSPF
7 4 (1.67%) SAN
7 4 (1.67%) Wireless
8 3 (1.25%) DNS
8 3 (1.25%) FTP
8 3 (1.25%) HTTP
8 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.83%) PBX
9 2 (0.83%) VoIP
9 2 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.42%) MySQL
1 13 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.33%) Big Data
3 6 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.08%) Power BI
4 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.08%) Subversion
2 13 (5.42%) JIRA
3 9 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.92%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) GoCD
5 2 (0.83%) Mocha
5 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Babel
6 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.42%) Gradle
6 1 (0.42%) JUnit
6 1 (0.42%) Maven
6 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.42%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.42%) Spock
6 1 (0.42%) TestRail
6 1 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 39 (16.25%) Marketing
2 30 (12.50%) Finance
3 24 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (1.67%) Advertising
4 4 (1.67%) Law
5 3 (1.25%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (29.58%) Developer
2 29 (12.08%) .NET Developer
3 28 (11.67%) Architect
3 28 (11.67%) Senior Developer
4 21 (8.75%) Development Manager
4 21 (8.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 20 (8.33%) Business Development Manager
5 20 (8.33%) Business Manager
6 16 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 15 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.83%) C# Developer
9 13 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.58%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (4.17%) Analyst
13 9 (3.75%) Java Engineer
13 9 (3.75%) Network Architect
13 9 (3.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.83%) HTML
2 59 (24.58%) CSS
3 50 (20.83%) .NET
4 40 (16.67%) jQuery
5 31 (12.92%) Sass
6 22 (9.17%) ASP.NET
7 19 (7.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (6.67%) HTML5
9 12 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.00%) Node.js
10 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (4.58%) Web Services
11 10 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.17%) REST
12 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET Core
13 8 (3.33%) XML
14 7 (2.92%) CSS3
14 7 (2.92%) RESTful
14 7 (2.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.17%) User Experience
2 15 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.83%) iPad
4 12 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.92%) Smart Meter
7 6 (2.50%) Animation
8 4 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.67%) Smart Energy
9 3 (1.25%) EPoS
9 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.25%) PMI
9 3 (1.25%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.67%) Linux
2 11 (4.58%) Windows
3 8 (3.33%) Android
3 8 (3.33%) CentOS
4 5 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.25%) Analytics
3 29 (12.08%) DevOps
3 29 (12.08%) MVC
4 27 (11.25%) Test Automation
5 25 (10.42%) Business Development
5 25 (10.42%) Information Security
5 25 (10.42%) OOP
5 25 (10.42%) Scrum
6 21 (8.75%) Front End Development
7 20 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 19 (7.92%) Data Analytics
8 19 (7.92%) Project Management
8 19 (7.92%) SOLID
9 18 (7.50%) TDD
10 17 (7.08%) E-Commerce
11 16 (6.67%) Risk Management
12 15 (6.25%) Web Design
13 14 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.42%) JavaScript
2 45 (18.75%) C#
3 22 (9.17%) SQL
4 20 (8.33%) Java
5 11 (4.58%) PHP
6 5 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.67%) ES6
7 4 (1.67%) Python
8 3 (1.25%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.25%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.83%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.83%) Scala
9 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.83%) Degree
2 9 (3.75%) CISA
3 7 (2.92%) CISSP
4 6 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.08%) CISM
5 5 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.67%) CCNP
6 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (1.67%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.25%) MCSE
7 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.83%) ISEB
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.50%) QA
2 14 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.83%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (5.83%) Docker
2 8 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.33%) Puppet
3 6 (2.50%) Nagios
3 6 (2.50%) Terraform
4 2 (0.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.58%) VMware
3 9 (3.75%) Adobe
3 9 (3.75%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.33%) NetApp
5 6 (2.50%) Cisco
5 6 (2.50%) Oracle
5 6 (2.50%) SAP
6 5 (2.08%) Google
6 5 (2.08%) Juniper
7 4 (1.67%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.67%) Zend
8 3 (1.25%) IBM
8 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) Avaya
9 2 (0.83%) Mitel
9 2 (0.83%) Reuters
9 2 (0.83%) Sage
9 2 (0.83%) Telerik
9 2 (0.83%) Twitter