The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage
England / North West
Rank 195 231 210
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21  
Permanent jobs citing Sage 59 7 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.12% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 0.29% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 51 6 38
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +24.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £34,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

Sage is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2665 2410 2921
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.35% 42.41% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2187 1979 2339
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,553 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Sage as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sage in the North West

Sage
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sage in the North West.

Salary trend for Sage in the North West

Sage
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sage in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Sage in the North West

Sage
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 Sage within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 34 £40,000 -30.43% 12
Merseyside - 11 £40,000 -
Cheshire +8 7 £31,000 -12.67% 1
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Sage 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 Sage.

1 67 (62.04%) ERP
2 53 (49.07%) Finance
3 34 (31.48%) SQL
4 33 (30.56%) Sage 200
5 27 (25.00%) Sage X3
6 23 (21.30%) SAP
6 23 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (19.44%) Presales
8 18 (16.67%) NetSuite
9 16 (14.81%) Advertising
9 16 (14.81%) Windows
9 16 (14.81%) SAP Business One
10 15 (13.89%) Sage 1000
10 15 (13.89%) CRM
10 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
11 14 (12.96%) Dynamics NAV
12 13 (12.04%) Active Directory
13 12 (11.11%) Pegasus
13 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.11%) Infor
14 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.19%) Sun
14 11 (10.19%) Epicor
15 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.26%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
15 10 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
15 10 (9.26%) Office 365
15 10 (9.26%) Business Process Mapping
15 10 (9.26%) Customer Requirements

Sage
Top Related 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 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) Site Server
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Sage 200
2 27 (25.00%) Sage X3
3 18 (16.67%) NetSuite
4 16 (14.81%) SAP Business One
5 15 (13.89%) Sage 1000
6 14 (12.96%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (4.63%) SAP ERP
9 4 (3.70%) Line 50
9 4 (3.70%) ResourceLink
9 4 (3.70%) Sage 50
10 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (1.85%) Infor CRM
10 2 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.93%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.93%) Line 500
11 1 (0.93%) Magento
11 1 (0.93%) Movex
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.93%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) FinancialForce.com
2 4 (3.70%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.70%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) VoIP
2 4 (3.70%) Skype
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.56%) Power BI
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.70%) BigQuery
6 4 (3.70%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.85%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.85%) QlikView
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.93%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (49.07%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Advertising
3 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (48.15%) Consultant
2 29 (26.85%) Sage Consultant
3 27 (25.00%) Software Consultant
4 17 (15.74%) Implementation Consultant
5 15 (13.89%) Analyst
6 11 (10.19%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 9 (8.33%) IT Support
7 9 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Development Manager
8 8 (7.41%) ERP Manager
8 8 (7.41%) Support Consultant
9 7 (6.48%) Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Sage 200 Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) Business Development Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Business Manager
10 6 (5.56%) SAP Business Development Manager
10 6 (5.56%) SAP Business One Manager
10 6 (5.56%) SAP Development Manager
10 6 (5.56%) SAP Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) DHTML
3 1 (0.93%) Ajax
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) CSS3
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.48%) iPad
3 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.85%) Biotechnology
4 2 (1.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 7 (6.48%) Android
3 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.04%) ERP
2 21 (19.44%) Presales
3 15 (13.89%) CRM
4 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (9.26%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (7.41%) Business Development
7 5 (4.63%) Analytics
7 5 (4.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.70%) Data Governance
8 4 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.78%) Data Extraction
9 3 (2.78%) Gantt Chart
9 3 (2.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.85%) C#
2 2 (1.85%) J#
2 2 (1.85%) Java
2 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.85%) Python
2 2 (1.85%) R
2 2 (1.85%) VB
2 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.85%) VBScript
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) AAT
1 2 (1.85%) MCITP
1 2 (1.85%) MCSE
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (21.30%) SAP
2 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.11%) Infor
3 12 (11.11%) Pegasus
4 11 (10.19%) Epicor
4 11 (10.19%) Sun
5 7 (6.48%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.63%) JD Edwards
6 5 (4.63%) Oracle
7 4 (3.70%) Cognos
7 4 (3.70%) Google
7 4 (3.70%) Siemens
7 4 (3.70%) VMware
8 2 (1.85%) Citrix
8 2 (1.85%) IFS
8 2 (1.85%) QAD
8 2 (1.85%) Tableau
9 1 (0.93%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.93%) PayPal
9 1 (0.93%) Workday
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