The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Line 500 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage Line 500
UK
Rank 863 945 944
Rank change year-on-year +82 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 1 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.017% 0.053% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 7
Median salary £31,500 £34,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.35% -18.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.35% -18.23%  

Line 500 is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

Business Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 5861 7515 8209
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 6.93% 7.27% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 5889 6524
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Line 500
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Line 500 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Line 500 in the UK

Line 500
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Line 500.

Salary trend for Line 500 in the UK

Line 500
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
Scotland +23 1 £31,500 -1.56%
Edinburgh +5 1 £31,500 -1.56%

Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Line 500 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Line 500.

1 7 (100.00%) Sage
2 6 (85.71%) Sage 1000
2 6 (85.71%) Sage X3
3 5 (71.43%) ERP
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Advertising
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 2 (28.57%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (28.57%) SAP Business One
5 2 (28.57%) Sage 200
6 1 (14.29%) Sage CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Sage BI
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) OpenUP
6 1 (14.29%) iPad
6 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
6 1 (14.29%) VB6
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) C#

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Sage 1000
1 6 (85.71%) Sage X3
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (28.57%) Sage 200
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Business One
2 2 (28.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (14.29%) Sage BI
3 1 (14.29%) Sage CRM
General
1 5 (71.43%) Advertising
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) Sage Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Support Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) OpenUP
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VB6
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle