Period
to 5 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 6 months to 5 April 2020 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.

Sage
UK
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 631 839 511
Rank change year-on-year +208 -328 +95
Permanent jobs citing Sage 387 285 986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.19% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.45% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 268 257 1,027
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,600 £23,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

Sage is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 48,457 62,948 78,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.59% 42.20% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 37,095 48,340 62,006
Median annual salary £50,550 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sage as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sage.

Salary trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sage over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
England +196 362 £42,500 - 65
UK excluding London +216 310 £35,000 -12.50% 67
North of England +167 141 £55,000 +37.50% 21
North East +76 91 £62,500 +56.25% 2
South East +53 69 £35,000 -9.68% 14
London +84 61 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Midlands +69 36 £55,000 +37.50% 8
South West +62 35 £32,500 -18.75% 13
North West +69 32 £55,000 +32.53% 6
Work from Home +17 26 £37,500 -26.47% 12
East Midlands +48 22 £62,500 +47.06% 3
East of England +46 19 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Yorkshire +44 18 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Midlands +53 14 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Wales +2 8 £23,000 -11.54% 1
Scotland +30 3 - - 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £22,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Sage.

1 157 (40.57%) ERP
2 135 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 119 (30.75%) Finance
4 106 (27.39%) SAP
5 97 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (20.67%) NetSuite
7 79 (20.41%) SQL
8 74 (19.12%) SQL Server
8 74 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (17.57%) C#
10 67 (17.31%) .NET
11 63 (16.28%) Windows
12 62 (16.02%) Software Engineering
13 60 (15.50%) SaaS
14 58 (14.99%) Sage 200
15 56 (14.47%) Dynamics NAV
16 54 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
17 52 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
18 51 (13.18%) CRM
19 50 (12.92%) JD Edwards
20 47 (12.14%) JavaScript
21 46 (11.89%) SAP Business One
22 45 (11.63%) Oracle
23 44 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
24 41 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
24 41 (10.59%) Big Data
25 39 (10.08%) Scrum
25 39 (10.08%) AWS
25 39 (10.08%) Dynamics 365
26 37 (9.56%) Sage 500

Sage
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 13 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.58%) IIS
3 8 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.78%) Confluence
5 2 (0.52%) WordPress
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 54 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (20.67%) NetSuite
2 58 (14.99%) Sage 200
3 56 (14.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 46 (11.89%) SAP Business One
5 37 (9.56%) Sage 500
6 30 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (5.17%) Sage X3
8 18 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (4.39%) Lawson
10 9 (2.33%) Sage 50
11 8 (2.07%) Exchequer
11 8 (2.07%) GoldMine
12 6 (1.55%) Infor SunSystems
12 6 (1.55%) Line 50
12 6 (1.55%) Pegasus Opera
12 6 (1.55%) Sage CRM
12 6 (1.55%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (1.29%) Sage 1000
13 5 (1.29%) Shopify
14 4 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.50%) SaaS
2 39 (10.08%) AWS
2 39 (10.08%) Dynamics 365
3 33 (8.53%) Office 365
4 26 (6.72%) Power Platform
5 24 (6.20%) Azure
6 21 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (3.62%) Serverless
8 7 (1.81%) BlazeMeter
8 7 (1.81%) Datadog
8 7 (1.81%) Slack
8 7 (1.81%) Sumo Logic
9 6 (1.55%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.03%) Amazon SageMaker
10 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Flow
11 3 (0.78%) Boomi
12 2 (0.52%) IaaS
13 1 (0.26%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.26%) Intacct
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.43%) DNS
2 20 (5.17%) Firewall
3 19 (4.91%) DHCP
4 18 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.36%) WAN
6 12 (3.10%) VoIP
7 11 (2.84%) LAN
8 10 (2.58%) VPN
9 6 (1.55%) MPLS
9 6 (1.55%) VLAN
10 5 (1.29%) SAN
11 4 (1.03%) Intranet
12 3 (0.78%) IPv4
12 3 (0.78%) NAS
12 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.52%) IPsec
13 2 (0.52%) SNMP
14 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.26%) Internet
14 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.59%) Big Data
3 22 (5.68%) Power BI
4 19 (4.91%) QlikView
5 17 (4.39%) Crystal Reports
6 16 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (3.10%) MySQL
10 12 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (2.07%) ZAP BI
13 7 (1.81%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.81%) Essbase
13 7 (1.81%) Informix
14 6 (1.55%) NoSQL
15 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (3.36%) ERwin
2 7 (1.81%) JIRA
2 7 (1.81%) JMeter
2 7 (1.81%) Postman
2 7 (1.81%) Selenium
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
General
1 119 (30.75%) Finance
2 35 (9.04%) Retail
3 20 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.39%) Billing
5 15 (3.88%) Marketing
6 7 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.55%) Local Government
8 4 (1.03%) Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.52%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (18.60%) Consultant
2 66 (17.05%) Developer
3 48 (12.40%) NetSuite Consultant
4 47 (12.14%) Software Engineer
5 40 (10.34%) Analyst
6 24 (6.20%) IT Support
7 20 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.91%) Senior Software Engineer
9 18 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
9 18 (4.65%) Software Developer
10 17 (4.39%) Support Engineer
11 15 (3.88%) Applications Developer
11 15 (3.88%) Team Leader
12 14 (3.62%) Architect
12 14 (3.62%) Designer
12 14 (3.62%) Senior Architect
12 14 (3.62%) Software Team Leader
13 13 (3.36%) Administrator
13 13 (3.36%) Business Analyst
13 13 (3.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.31%) .NET
2 31 (8.01%) ASP.NET
3 23 (5.94%) jQuery
4 18 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (4.13%) HTML
6 13 (3.36%) Web Services
7 12 (3.10%) XML
8 11 (2.84%) CSS
9 10 (2.58%) React
10 9 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.07%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.81%) .NET Core
12 7 (1.81%) GraphQL
12 7 (1.81%) HTML5
12 7 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (1.03%) Ajax
13 4 (1.03%) Pandas
13 4 (1.03%) PyTorch
13 4 (1.03%) scikit-learn
13 4 (1.03%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.94%) Driving Licence
3 14 (3.62%) Cloud Native
4 13 (3.36%) Data Structures
4 13 (3.36%) User Experience
5 8 (2.07%) AS400
5 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.03%) FMCG
8 2 (0.52%) EPoS
8 2 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.26%) BBC
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) CMDB
9 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.26%) NHS
9 1 (0.26%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.28%) Windows
2 33 (8.53%) Linux
3 11 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.33%) Android
5 9 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.52%) Unix
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (40.57%) ERP
2 97 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (16.02%) Software Engineering
5 51 (13.18%) CRM
6 44 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (10.08%) Scrum
8 37 (9.56%) Analytics
9 35 (9.04%) Analytical Thinking
10 32 (8.27%) Project Management
11 29 (7.49%) Data Modelling
11 29 (7.49%) Migration
12 27 (6.98%) Critical Thinking
13 25 (6.46%) TDD
14 20 (5.17%) Computer Science
14 20 (5.17%) Data Integration
14 20 (5.17%) Data Strategy
14 20 (5.17%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.17%) Logistics
15 19 (4.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.41%) SQL
2 68 (17.57%) C#
3 47 (12.14%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.39%) Java
5 14 (3.62%) Apex Code
6 9 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.07%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.07%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.81%) C++
8 7 (1.81%) Ruby
9 5 (1.29%) VB
9 5 (1.29%) VBA
10 4 (1.03%) C
10 4 (1.03%) Python
10 4 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (7.49%) Degree
2 21 (5.43%) ACCA
3 14 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.36%) PMI Certification
4 13 (3.36%) PMP
5 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.55%) CIMA
7 4 (1.03%) AAT
7 4 (1.03%) PhD
8 3 (0.78%) HND
8 3 (0.78%) MCSA
8 3 (0.78%) MCSE
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCNA
10 1 (0.26%) MCP
10 1 (0.26%) MCTS
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.49%) QA
2 8 (2.07%) SLA
3 7 (1.81%) PMO
4 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.81%) Docker
4 5 (1.29%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.03%) Xen
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) WSUS
2 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 135 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 106 (27.39%) SAP
3 50 (12.92%) JD Edwards
4 45 (11.63%) Oracle
5 41 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (6.46%) Epicor
6 25 (6.46%) Xero
7 23 (5.94%) IFS
8 13 (3.36%) Sun
9 10 (2.58%) Infor
9 10 (2.58%) VMware
10 9 (2.33%) Cisco
11 7 (1.81%) New Relic
11 7 (1.81%) Pegasus
11 7 (1.81%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.29%) Meraki
12 5 (1.29%) Workday
13 4 (1.03%) Citrix
13 4 (1.03%) Concur
13 4 (1.03%) Sophos