Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 778 598 570
Rank change year-on-year -180 -28 +135
Permanent jobs citing Sage 275 90 622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.47% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 208 73 255
10th Percentile £30,050 £26,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year - +13.92% -12.22%
75th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year - +22.45% -8.13%

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 49,366 19,065 57,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.07% 39.00% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 32,754 15,247 44,115
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,625 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -162 252 £45,000 - 91
UK excluding London -85 220 £45,000 - 87
North of England -75 75 £45,000 +12.50% 24
South East -104 58 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Work from Home -217 58 £41,250 -13.16% 22
Yorkshire -51 51 £45,000 +12.50% 9
London -240 41 £45,000 - 11
East of England -80 37 £55,000 +41.94% 9
Midlands -100 30 £40,000 -11.11% 20
North West -88 21 £45,000 - 12
West Midlands -96 20 £40,000 -11.11% 15
South West -101 11 £35,000 -22.22% 11
East Midlands -74 10 £37,250 -6.88% 5
Scotland -82 9 £45,000 +40.63% 4
North East - 3 £45,000 - 3
Wales -52 2 £23,500 -41.25% 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 126 (45.82%) ERP
2 99 (36.00%) SAP
3 93 (33.82%) SQL
4 85 (30.91%) Social Skills
5 82 (29.82%) SQL Server
6 68 (24.73%) Finance
7 66 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 58 (21.09%) CRM
9 53 (19.27%) Azure
10 46 (16.73%) Project Management
10 46 (16.73%) JavaScript
11 43 (15.64%) Windows
12 42 (15.27%) C#
12 42 (15.27%) NetSuite
13 41 (14.91%) Web Services
13 41 (14.91%) EDI
13 41 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (14.18%) Manufacturing
14 39 (14.18%) .NET
14 39 (14.18%) Microsoft 365
15 38 (13.82%) SAP Business One
15 38 (13.82%) Dynamics NAV
16 36 (13.09%) Java
16 36 (13.09%) SharePoint
17 35 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (12.00%) Oracle
19 32 (11.64%) Active Directory
20 30 (10.91%) JD Edwards
20 30 (10.91%) PHP
20 30 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel

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 (13.09%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.36%) WordPress
3 16 (5.82%) IIS
4 12 (4.36%) Confluence
5 11 (4.00%) CMS
5 11 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (4.00%) Umbraco
6 9 (3.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.18%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.82%) Figma
4 4 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.36%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 42 (15.27%) NetSuite
2 38 (13.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 38 (13.82%) SAP Business One
3 28 (10.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (7.27%) Sage 200
5 12 (4.36%) Sage 50
6 11 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
7 9 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (3.27%) Infor M3
7 9 (3.27%) Sage 1000
8 7 (2.55%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (2.18%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (2.18%) Sage X3
10 4 (1.45%) Sage 300 ERP
10 4 (1.45%) Sage CRM
11 3 (1.09%) nopCommerce
11 3 (1.09%) SAP ERP
11 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (1.09%) Shopify
12 2 (0.73%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.27%) Azure
2 39 (14.18%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (10.18%) Dynamics 365
4 27 (9.82%) SaaS
5 20 (7.27%) AWS
5 20 (7.27%) Power Platform
6 15 (5.45%) OneDrive
7 14 (5.09%) GitHub
8 12 (4.36%) Mimecast
9 11 (4.00%) IaaS
9 11 (4.00%) PaaS
10 9 (3.27%) Amazon S3
10 9 (3.27%) Power Automate
11 6 (2.18%) Amazon SageMaker
12 5 (1.82%) Slack
12 5 (1.82%) Trello
13 4 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 4 (1.45%) npm
13 4 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.91%) DNS
2 17 (6.18%) Firewall
3 16 (5.82%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.45%) DHCP
5 14 (5.09%) VoIP
6 13 (4.73%) VPN
7 11 (4.00%) IPsec
7 11 (4.00%) SSL
7 11 (4.00%) VLAN
8 6 (2.18%) Internet
9 4 (1.45%) HTTP
9 4 (1.45%) LAN
9 4 (1.45%) WAN
9 4 (1.45%) Wireless
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.36%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.27%) Power BI
3 16 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.27%) Tableau
7 8 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.82%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.45%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.45%) DTS
12 3 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.73%) KNIME
13 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (7.27%) JIRA
2 18 (6.55%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.18%) webpack
5 5 (1.82%) Cypress.io
6 4 (1.45%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.36%) Babel
8 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.36%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 85 (30.91%) Social Skills
2 68 (24.73%) Finance
3 39 (14.18%) Manufacturing
4 20 (7.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (5.09%) Retail
6 13 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
7 12 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.64%) Marketing
9 8 (2.91%) Banking
10 6 (2.18%) Back Office
11 5 (1.82%) Billing
12 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 3 (1.09%) Automotive
13 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.73%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.73%) Games
14 2 (0.73%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.73%) Law
14 2 (0.73%) Legal
14 2 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 66 (24.00%) Developer
2 49 (17.82%) Consultant
3 37 (13.45%) Analyst
4 24 (8.73%) C# Developer
5 20 (7.27%) IT Manager
6 18 (6.55%) ERP Consultant
7 17 (6.18%) Administrator
8 15 (5.45%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.73%) Applications Support
9 13 (4.73%) Technical Consultant
10 11 (4.00%) Technical Developer
11 9 (3.27%) IT Support
11 9 (3.27%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.91%) Data Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) ERP Support
12 8 (2.91%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.55%) Applications Support Analyst
13 7 (2.55%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.55%) Integration Consultant
14 6 (2.18%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.91%) EDI
1 41 (14.91%) Web Services
2 39 (14.18%) .NET
3 29 (10.55%) REST
4 28 (10.18%) SOAP
4 28 (10.18%) XML
5 27 (9.82%) XSLT
6 18 (6.55%) CSS
6 18 (6.55%) HTML
7 9 (3.27%) Kafka
7 9 (3.27%) Sass
8 7 (2.55%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.18%) JSON
9 6 (2.18%) React
10 5 (1.82%) Azure Blueprints
10 5 (1.82%) GreenSock GSAP
10 5 (1.82%) jQuery
10 5 (1.82%) Laravel
10 5 (1.82%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.82%) User Experience
2 14 (5.09%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.91%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.91%) Legacy Systems
5 7 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.82%) Animation
6 5 (1.82%) Life Science
7 4 (1.45%) BYOD
7 4 (1.45%) Equities
7 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.45%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.09%) Biotechnology
8 3 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.73%) iPhone
9 2 (0.73%) Tandem
10 1 (0.36%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.64%) Windows
2 27 (9.82%) Windows 10
2 27 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.82%) Android
4 14 (5.09%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.36%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (2.18%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (45.82%) ERP
2 58 (21.09%) CRM
3 46 (16.73%) Project Management
4 41 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (10.18%) MVC
7 26 (9.45%) DevOps
8 23 (8.36%) Data Analysis
9 22 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (7.27%) Visualisation
11 19 (6.91%) Requirements Gathering
12 18 (6.55%) Migration
13 16 (5.82%) Data Migration
14 15 (5.45%) Full Stack Development
15 14 (5.09%) Change Control
16 12 (4.36%) IT Strategy
17 11 (4.00%) Project Delivery
17 11 (4.00%) SDLC
17 11 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
17 11 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (33.82%) SQL
2 46 (16.73%) JavaScript
3 42 (15.27%) C#
4 36 (13.09%) Java
5 30 (10.91%) PHP
6 28 (10.18%) VBA
7 23 (8.36%) XPath
8 13 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.36%) Python
10 8 (2.91%) C
10 8 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.82%) Java 8
12 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.45%) ES6
13 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.09%) VB
14 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.73%) R
15 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.09%) Degree
3 7 (2.55%) ACCA
4 5 (1.82%) CIMA
4 5 (1.82%) MBA
4 5 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.82%) PMP
5 4 (1.45%) AAT
6 2 (0.73%) MCP
6 2 (0.73%) MCSA
6 2 (0.73%) MCT
7 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.18%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) GDPR
3 5 (1.82%) SLA
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.09%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.36%) vSphere
4 9 (3.27%) Docker
5 6 (2.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.73%) Plesk
4 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 99 (36.00%) SAP
2 66 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (12.00%) Oracle
4 30 (10.91%) JD Edwards
5 24 (8.73%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (5.82%) Infor
7 15 (5.45%) VMware
8 14 (5.09%) Sophos
9 11 (4.00%) Palo Alto
9 11 (4.00%) Sitecore
9 11 (4.00%) Xero
10 9 (3.27%) Epicor
10 9 (3.27%) SnapLogic
11 8 (2.91%) Cisco
12 7 (2.55%) Workday
13 6 (2.18%) Databricks
13 6 (2.18%) WooCommerce
14 5 (1.82%) DocuSign
14 5 (1.82%) Veeam
15 4 (1.45%) Zend