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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sage Line 500
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 946 947
Rank change year-on-year +95 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Line 500 1 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.017% 0.053% 0.086%
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 5935 7573 8125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 6.95% 7.25% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4521 5937 6481
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 £77,500
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 29 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 +22 1 £31,500 -1.56%
Edinburgh +2 1 £31,500 -1.56%

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (100.00%) Sage
2 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 5 (83.33%) Advertising
2 5 (83.33%) Sage 1000
2 5 (83.33%) Sage X3
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (33.33%) SAP Business One
4 2 (33.33%) Sage 200
5 1 (16.67%) Sage CRM
5 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
5 1 (16.67%) Sage BI
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) OpenUP
5 1 (16.67%) VB6
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) HTML

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Sage 1000
1 5 (83.33%) Sage X3
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Business One
2 2 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
3 1 (16.67%) Sage BI
3 1 (16.67%) Sage CRM
General
1 5 (83.33%) Advertising
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) Sage Consultant
2 4 (66.67%) Support Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
4 1 (16.67%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) OpenUP
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle