Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 606 797
Rank change year-on-year -91 +191 -239
Permanent jobs citing Sage 183 339 331
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.83% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 160 201 297
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -1.16%
75th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 33,364 40,913 60,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.03% 40.88% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 24,643 31,705 46,941
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,434 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

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 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 15 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 10 May 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 -67 156 £45,000 -10.00% 57
UK excluding London -76 122 £45,000 +5.88% 51
Work from Home -127 41 £41,250 -28.26% 10
East of England +52 36 £45,000 +36.36% 7
London +55 35 £45,000 -21.74% 8
North of England -95 25 £50,000 -20.00% 23
South East +23 22 £40,000 +14.29% 7
South West -27 18 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Yorkshire -7 17 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Midlands -8 16 £35,000 -44.00% 8
West Midlands -1 8 £42,500 - 8
North West +8 6 £36,250 -48.21% 8
East Midlands -4 6 £34,750 -44.40%
Scotland +4 5 £42,500 - 1
North East -64 2 £71,000 +13.60% 10

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 77 (42.08%) SQL
2 60 (32.79%) Finance
3 59 (32.24%) ERP
3 59 (32.24%) Social Skills
4 49 (26.78%) Microsoft
5 42 (22.95%) C#
5 42 (22.95%) SAP
6 37 (20.22%) Windows
6 37 (20.22%) JavaScript
6 37 (20.22%) SQL Server
7 33 (18.03%) CRM
7 33 (18.03%) Project Management
7 33 (18.03%) MVC
8 31 (16.94%) Microsoft Excel
9 29 (15.85%) Active Directory
10 28 (15.30%) VBA
11 27 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (14.21%) Microsoft 365
13 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
13 25 (13.66%) SharePoint
13 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (13.66%) NetSuite
14 24 (13.11%) HTML
14 24 (13.11%) CSS
14 24 (13.11%) User Experience
15 23 (12.57%) Azure
15 23 (12.57%) AWS
15 23 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (11.48%) 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 25 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.29%) WordPress
3 3 (1.64%) CMS
3 3 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (16.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (13.66%) NetSuite
2 19 (10.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (9.84%) Sage 200
4 17 (9.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (7.65%) SAP Business One
6 13 (7.10%) Sage X3
7 11 (6.01%) Sage 50
8 5 (2.73%) Sage 1000
8 5 (2.73%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (2.19%) Sage 300 ERP
9 4 (2.19%) Shopify
10 3 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (1.64%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (1.64%) Magento
10 3 (1.64%) Sage CRM
10 3 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (1.09%) Infor SunSystems
11 2 (1.09%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (1.09%) Lawson
11 2 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.21%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (12.57%) AWS
2 23 (12.57%) Azure
3 19 (10.38%) Power Platform
4 16 (8.74%) GitHub
5 15 (8.20%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (4.92%) Amazon S3
6 9 (4.92%) npm
6 9 (4.92%) Route 53
7 8 (4.37%) SaaS
7 8 (4.37%) Slack
8 6 (3.28%) Amazon SageMaker
8 6 (3.28%) Asana
9 4 (2.19%) FinancialForce
9 4 (2.19%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.64%) Cloud Coach
10 3 (1.64%) Serverless
11 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.20%) DNS
2 14 (7.65%) Internet
3 12 (6.56%) HTTP
4 11 (6.01%) Firewall
5 6 (3.28%) DHCP
6 5 (2.73%) VoIP
6 5 (2.73%) VPN
7 4 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.19%) Wireless
8 3 (1.64%) LAN
8 3 (1.64%) VLAN
8 3 (1.64%) WAN
8 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (1.09%) Network Security
10 1 (0.55%) IPsec
10 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.38%) Power BI
2 19 (10.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.92%) Data Lake
5 8 (4.37%) MySQL
5 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (2.73%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.19%) SAP HANA
9 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.19%) Tableau
10 2 (1.09%) FileMaker
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.09%) MS Access
10 2 (1.09%) QlikView
10 2 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.92%) JIRA
3 7 (3.83%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.64%) Babel
5 3 (1.64%) Mocha
5 3 (1.64%) webpack
6 2 (1.09%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.09%) TestRail
7 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (32.79%) Finance
2 59 (32.24%) Social Skills
3 15 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (3.83%) Publishing
6 7 (3.83%) Retail
7 6 (3.28%) Billing
7 6 (3.28%) Marketing
8 4 (2.19%) Automotive
9 2 (1.09%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.55%) Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 57 (31.15%) Developer
2 32 (17.49%) Applications Support
3 31 (16.94%) Analyst
4 29 (15.85%) C# Developer
5 21 (11.48%) Applications Developer
5 21 (11.48%) C# Application Developer
5 21 (11.48%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.38%) Administrator
7 16 (8.74%) Applications Engineer
7 16 (8.74%) Applications Support Engineer
7 16 (8.74%) WordPress Developer
8 14 (7.65%) IT Support
9 13 (7.10%) Junior
10 12 (6.56%) Support Analyst
11 11 (6.01%) Consultant
12 10 (5.46%) Junior Developer
12 10 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (4.92%) IT Manager
13 9 (4.92%) Junior WordPress Developer
13 9 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.11%) CSS
1 24 (13.11%) HTML
2 16 (8.74%) Laravel
3 12 (6.56%) CSS3
3 12 (6.56%) Vue.js
4 10 (5.46%) .NET
5 9 (4.92%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.92%) Sass
5 9 (4.92%) Symfony
6 8 (4.37%) jQuery
6 8 (4.37%) Node.js
7 7 (3.83%) Ajax
7 7 (3.83%) Apache Flex
8 5 (2.73%) EDI
8 5 (2.73%) REST
8 5 (2.73%) XML
9 4 (2.19%) COM
9 4 (2.19%) Web Services
10 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.11%) User Experience
2 17 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.46%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.92%) BYOD
6 7 (3.83%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.83%) Xbox
7 4 (2.19%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.19%) Life Science
7 4 (2.19%) PMI
8 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.64%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.64%) W3C
9 2 (1.09%) AS400
9 2 (1.09%) Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.09%) FMCG
9 2 (1.09%) iPhone
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.22%) Windows
2 21 (11.48%) Windows 10
3 17 (9.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.28%) Android
6 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.19%) Linux
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.24%) ERP
2 33 (18.03%) CRM
2 33 (18.03%) MVC
2 33 (18.03%) Project Management
3 27 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (11.48%) Requirements Gathering
7 16 (8.74%) Data Privacy
8 14 (7.65%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.10%) Analytics
10 12 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.01%) Web Development
12 10 (5.46%) Data Analytics
12 10 (5.46%) ITIL
12 10 (5.46%) Migration
13 9 (4.92%) Design Thinking
13 9 (4.92%) Visualisation
13 9 (4.92%) Web Design
14 8 (4.37%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (42.08%) SQL
2 42 (22.95%) C#
3 37 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 28 (15.30%) VBA
5 18 (9.84%) PHP
6 12 (6.56%) ES6
7 9 (4.92%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.37%) Java
9 7 (3.83%) Python
9 7 (3.83%) VB
10 5 (2.73%) R
11 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.09%) C
13 2 (1.09%) Java 8
14 1 (0.55%) Clojure
14 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (6.01%) Degree
2 8 (4.37%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.28%) PMP
4 5 (2.73%) ACCA
5 3 (1.64%) CIMA
5 3 (1.64%) ISEB
5 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.55%) AAT
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.20%) Docker
3 10 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) Terraform
2 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (26.78%) Microsoft
2 42 (22.95%) SAP
3 21 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (7.65%) JD Edwards
5 11 (6.01%) Oracle
5 11 (6.01%) Xero
6 9 (4.92%) Epicor
6 9 (4.92%) VMware
6 9 (4.92%) Zend
7 8 (4.37%) Veeam
7 8 (4.37%) WooCommerce
8 6 (3.28%) Cisco
9 5 (2.73%) Meraki
10 4 (2.19%) Apple
10 4 (2.19%) IBM
10 4 (2.19%) Sophos
10 4 (2.19%) Workday
11 3 (1.64%) IFS
11 3 (1.64%) Infor
12 2 (1.09%) WatchGuard