Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 743 660 705
Rank change year-on-year -83 +45 -79
Permanent jobs citing Sage 258 142 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.52% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 211 123 323
10th Percentile £29,125 £30,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £56,250 £63,750 £50,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.50%

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 43,367 27,497 59,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.38% 40.44% 41.73%
Number of salaries quoted 29,245 21,341 46,387
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00% +0.25%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +2.27%

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 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 16 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 1 August 2021. 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 -82 230 £45,000 - 67
UK excluding London -48 193 £45,000 - 58
Work from Home -192 60 £40,000 -15.79% 16
North of England -37 57 £45,000 +5.88% 28
South East -44 47 £40,000 +23.08% 5
East of England -8 42 £55,000 +66.67% 9
Yorkshire -32 41 £45,000 +12.50% 13
London -120 40 £45,000 -25.00% 9
Midlands -91 25 £41,250 -25.00% 13
South West -82 17 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -74 15 £42,500 -8.11% 10
North West -39 13 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East Midlands -52 8 £35,000 -45.10% 3
Scotland -57 4 £45,000 -
North East -25 3 £45,000 -28.00% 7
Wales -23 2 £23,500 -47.78% 1

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 111 (43.02%) ERP
2 95 (36.82%) Social Skills
3 89 (34.50%) SQL
4 80 (31.01%) SAP
5 75 (29.07%) Finance
6 70 (27.13%) SQL Server
6 70 (27.13%) Microsoft
7 62 (24.03%) CRM
8 55 (21.32%) Windows
8 55 (21.32%) Azure
9 50 (19.38%) JavaScript
10 44 (17.05%) Project Management
11 42 (16.28%) C#
12 40 (15.50%) Dynamics NAV
13 39 (15.12%) NetSuite
14 37 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (13.95%) SharePoint
16 35 (13.57%) Active Directory
16 35 (13.57%) Manufacturing
17 34 (13.18%) Oracle
17 34 (13.18%) Microsoft 365
18 33 (12.79%) MVC
19 32 (12.40%) Dynamics CRM
19 32 (12.40%) PHP
19 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
20 31 (12.02%) Salesforce.com
21 30 (11.63%) VBA
21 30 (11.63%) AWS
21 30 (11.63%) User Experience
21 30 (11.63%) Windows 10

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 36 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.91%) WordPress
3 17 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.49%) Confluence
5 7 (2.71%) IIS
6 6 (2.33%) CMS
6 6 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.33%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.16%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (15.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 39 (15.12%) NetSuite
3 32 (12.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (10.08%) SAP Business One
5 24 (9.30%) Sage 200
6 17 (6.59%) Sage 50
7 10 (3.88%) Sage X3
8 7 (2.71%) Infor M3
8 7 (2.71%) Sage 300 ERP
8 7 (2.71%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (2.33%) Sage CRM
9 6 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (1.94%) AlphaBridge
10 5 (1.94%) Alphatax
10 5 (1.94%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (1.94%) Farmplan
10 5 (1.94%) KEYPrime
11 4 (1.55%) Sage 1000
12 3 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.32%) Azure
2 34 (13.18%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (11.63%) AWS
4 25 (9.69%) Power Platform
5 24 (9.30%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (7.36%) GitHub
7 13 (5.04%) SaaS
8 12 (4.65%) OneDrive
9 11 (4.26%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (3.88%) npm
10 10 (3.88%) Route 53
11 8 (3.10%) Mimecast
11 8 (3.10%) Slack
12 7 (2.71%) Power Automate
13 6 (2.33%) Asana
13 6 (2.33%) IaaS
13 6 (2.33%) PaaS
14 4 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (1.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.91%) DNS
2 17 (6.59%) Firewall
3 15 (5.81%) Internet
4 13 (5.04%) DHCP
4 13 (5.04%) HTTP
5 12 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.26%) VoIP
7 10 (3.88%) VPN
8 8 (3.10%) VLAN
9 6 (2.33%) IPsec
9 6 (2.33%) SSL
10 5 (1.94%) LAN
10 5 (1.94%) WAN
10 5 (1.94%) Wireless
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.78%) Network Security
13 1 (0.39%) CTI
13 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (27.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.69%) Power BI
3 23 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (8.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (3.49%) Data Lake
6 9 (3.49%) MySQL
6 9 (3.49%) Tableau
7 7 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.16%) MS Access
11 3 (1.16%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.78%) QlikView
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.14%) JIRA
3 12 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.71%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.94%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.16%) Babel
6 3 (1.16%) Mocha
6 3 (1.16%) webpack
7 2 (0.78%) TestRail
General
1 95 (36.82%) Social Skills
2 75 (29.07%) Finance
3 35 (13.57%) Manufacturing
4 16 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.43%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (4.26%) Retail
7 10 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.71%) Banking
9 6 (2.33%) Automotive
9 6 (2.33%) Publishing
10 5 (1.94%) Billing
10 5 (1.94%) Marketing
11 4 (1.55%) Back Office
11 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
12 3 (1.16%) General Ledger
12 3 (1.16%) Legal
12 3 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.39%) Law
13 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (24.81%) Developer
2 39 (15.12%) Analyst
3 34 (13.18%) Consultant
4 25 (9.69%) Administrator
4 25 (9.69%) C# Developer
5 24 (9.30%) Applications Support
6 19 (7.36%) IT Manager
7 17 (6.59%) WordPress Developer
8 15 (5.81%) ERP Consultant
9 14 (5.43%) Junior
9 14 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.26%) IT Support
10 11 (4.26%) Junior Developer
11 10 (3.88%) Junior WordPress Developer
11 10 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.49%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (3.49%) C# Application Developer
12 9 (3.49%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (3.10%) ERP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.47%) HTML
2 26 (10.08%) CSS
2 26 (10.08%) EDI
3 25 (9.69%) .NET
4 24 (9.30%) Web Services
5 20 (7.75%) REST
6 18 (6.98%) Laravel
7 17 (6.59%) SOAP
7 17 (6.59%) XML
7 17 (6.59%) XSLT
8 13 (5.04%) CSS3
8 13 (5.04%) React
9 11 (4.26%) Vue.js
10 10 (3.88%) jQuery
10 10 (3.88%) Sass
10 10 (3.88%) Symfony
11 9 (3.49%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.10%) Kafka
12 8 (3.10%) Node.js
13 7 (2.71%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.63%) User Experience
2 17 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.43%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 12 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.88%) BYOD
7 7 (2.71%) Life Science
7 7 (2.71%) Xbox
8 6 (2.33%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.94%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (1.55%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.55%) Equities
10 4 (1.55%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.16%) iPhone
11 3 (1.16%) W3C
12 2 (0.78%) Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) FMCG
12 2 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.32%) Windows
2 30 (11.63%) Windows 10
3 26 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.43%) Android
5 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.88%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.55%) Linux
11 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (43.02%) ERP
2 62 (24.03%) CRM
3 44 (17.05%) Project Management
4 37 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (12.79%) MVC
6 30 (11.63%) Requirements Gathering
7 29 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (8.91%) DevOps
10 17 (6.59%) Data Privacy
11 16 (6.20%) Computer Science
11 16 (6.20%) Web Development
12 15 (5.81%) Migration
13 14 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.43%) Visualisation
14 13 (5.04%) Business Analysis
14 13 (5.04%) Data Migration
14 13 (5.04%) E-Commerce
15 12 (4.65%) Project Delivery
15 12 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.50%) SQL
2 50 (19.38%) JavaScript
3 42 (16.28%) C#
4 32 (12.40%) PHP
5 30 (11.63%) VBA
6 22 (8.53%) Java
7 13 (5.04%) ES6
8 12 (4.65%) XPath
9 10 (3.88%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.49%) C
10 9 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.33%) Python
12 5 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.55%) VB
14 2 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.39%) Clojure
15 1 (0.39%) Java 8
15 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.81%) Degree
2 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.49%) ACCA
4 7 (2.71%) CIMA
5 5 (1.94%) MBA
5 5 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.94%) PMP
6 3 (1.16%) ISEB
6 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.16%) MCT
7 2 (0.78%) AAT
7 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.43%) QA
2 5 (1.94%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.78%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.14%) Docker
3 12 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.71%) vSphere
6 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.71%) Kubernetes
1 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.78%) Plesk
3 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.39%) Terraform
3 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (31.01%) SAP
2 70 (27.13%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.18%) Oracle
4 31 (12.02%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (10.47%) JD Edwards
6 15 (5.81%) VMware
7 11 (4.26%) Veeam
8 10 (3.88%) Epicor
8 10 (3.88%) Sophos
8 10 (3.88%) Xero
8 10 (3.88%) Zend
9 9 (3.49%) Cisco
9 9 (3.49%) Infor
10 7 (2.71%) SnapLogic
10 7 (2.71%) WooCommerce
11 6 (2.33%) Palo Alto
11 6 (2.33%) Sitecore
11 6 (2.33%) Workday
12 5 (1.94%) IBM
12 5 (1.94%) Meraki