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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sage Line 500
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 939 976
Rank change year-on-year +85 +37  
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 1 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.015% 0.056% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 11
Median salary £23,000 £32,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.68% -19.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,000 £32,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -28.68% -19.37%  

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 6541 7182 8448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 7.70% 7.30% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5002 5630 6734
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 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00%  

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 4 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 22 May 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
England +68 1 £23,000 -29.23%
South East +58 1 £23,000 -16.36%
Fleet - 1 £23,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £23,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Sage X3
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (33.33%) Line 50
3 1 (33.33%) Sage 1000
3 1 (33.33%) Sage BI
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
3 1 (33.33%) Sage CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VBA

Line 500
Co-occurring 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Sage X3
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Line 50
2 1 (33.33%) Sage 1000
2 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (33.33%) Sage BI
2 1 (33.33%) Sage CRM
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Sage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SAP