Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 685 583 853
Rank change year-on-year -102 +270 -328
Permanent jobs citing Sage 134 501 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.99% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 141 280 272
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,700 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% -

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 27,818 50,636 62,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.69% 41.26% 41.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21,299 39,353 48,435
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -103 105 £45,000 +5.88% 66
UK excluding London -105 85 £45,000 +28.57% 61
London +122 30 £45,000 -18.18% 8
East of England +86 25 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Work from Home -89 25 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Midlands +52 16 £34,500 -21.14% 10
North of England -98 15 £52,500 +23.53% 25
West Midlands +56 11 £42,500 - 9
Scotland +43 10 £47,500 - 2
South West +12 9 £40,000 +23.08% 9
South East +30 8 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North West +5 7 £42,500 +7.59% 12
Yorkshire +20 6 £52,500 +23.53% 5
East Midlands +32 5 £34,500 -31.00% 1
Wales +31 2 £40,000 +73.91% 1
North East -63 2 £62,000 -0.80% 8

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 59 (44.03%) SQL
2 49 (36.57%) Finance
3 39 (29.10%) ERP
4 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
5 33 (24.63%) SAP
6 32 (23.88%) C#
7 24 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (16.42%) CRM
8 22 (16.42%) MVC
8 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (15.67%) NetSuite
9 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (14.93%) VBA
10 20 (14.93%) Project Management
11 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (13.43%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (13.43%) Microsoft 365
12 18 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (11.94%) Power Platform
13 16 (11.94%) Power BI
13 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
14 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.19%) Sage X3
14 15 (11.19%) Xero
15 14 (10.45%) Windows
16 13 (9.70%) .NET
16 13 (9.70%) E-Commerce
16 13 (9.70%) JD Edwards
16 13 (9.70%) Manufacturing
16 13 (9.70%) SAP Business One

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 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.99%) WordPress
4 2 (1.49%) CMS
4 2 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (15.67%) NetSuite
2 15 (11.19%) Sage X3
3 13 (9.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (9.70%) SAP Business One
4 9 (6.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (5.97%) Sage 200
6 7 (5.22%) Sage 1000
6 7 (5.22%) Shopify
7 5 (3.73%) Q-Pulse
8 4 (2.99%) Magento
8 4 (2.99%) Sage 50
9 3 (2.24%) Lawson
10 2 (1.49%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (1.49%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (1.49%) Sage 300 ERP
10 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.75%) Bond Adapt
11 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (11.94%) Power Platform
3 12 (8.96%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (7.46%) AWS
4 10 (7.46%) Azure
5 8 (5.97%) SaaS
6 7 (5.22%) Amazon SageMaker
7 4 (2.99%) Slack
8 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.24%) GitHub
9 2 (1.49%) Asana
9 2 (1.49%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.75%) GCP
10 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) DHCP
1 5 (3.73%) DNS
1 5 (3.73%) VPN
2 3 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (2.24%) VLAN
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) LAN
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) Power BI
1 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.22%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (5.22%) Data Lake
4 7 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.48%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (3.73%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.99%) MySQL
7 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.49%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.49%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.75%) Redis
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JIRA
2 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.49%) TestRail
3 2 (1.49%) webpack
4 1 (0.75%) Babel
4 1 (0.75%) Mocha
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (36.57%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.97%) Retail
4 7 (5.22%) Marketing
5 5 (3.73%) Billing
6 3 (2.24%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 33 (24.63%) Developer
2 25 (18.66%) Analyst
2 25 (18.66%) Applications Support
3 20 (14.93%) Support Engineer
4 19 (14.18%) C# Developer
5 16 (11.94%) Applications Developer
5 16 (11.94%) Applications Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Applications Support Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) C# Application Developer
6 11 (8.21%) Consultant
6 11 (8.21%) IT Support
7 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) ERP Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Administrator
9 6 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.73%) Implementation Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) IT Support Technician
10 5 (3.73%) IT Technician
10 5 (3.73%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) CSS
2 6 (4.48%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) Vue.js
2 6 (4.48%) XML
3 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.73%) EDI
3 5 (3.73%) Node.js
4 4 (2.99%) COM
4 4 (2.99%) React
4 4 (2.99%) Web Services
5 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.24%) Ajax
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Flex
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.24%) jQuery
5 3 (2.24%) Laravel
5 3 (2.24%) REST
6 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.73%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.73%) Life Science
5 5 (3.73%) User Experience
6 4 (2.99%) PMI
7 3 (2.24%) AS400
7 3 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.24%) PKI
7 3 (2.24%) Xbox
8 2 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.75%) Blog
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.97%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.49%) Android
4 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.49%) Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.10%) ERP
2 24 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.42%) CRM
3 22 (16.42%) MVC
4 20 (14.93%) Project Management
5 18 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.70%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.21%) Migration
8 10 (7.46%) Analytics
9 9 (6.72%) Data Analysis
9 9 (6.72%) Data Cleansing
9 9 (6.72%) Visualisation
10 8 (5.97%) Data Analytics
10 8 (5.97%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.22%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.22%) Data Science
11 7 (5.22%) ITIL
11 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.03%) SQL
2 32 (23.88%) C#
3 20 (14.93%) VBA
4 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.22%) Python
6 6 (4.48%) Java
6 6 (4.48%) PHP
6 6 (4.48%) R
7 5 (3.73%) VB
8 3 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.49%) Java 8
10 1 (0.75%) ES6
10 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) PMI Certification
2 7 (5.22%) PMP
3 5 (3.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) ACCA
4 3 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) AAT
6 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) GDPR
3 3 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.49%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.75%) SCCM
1 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.63%) SAP
3 18 (13.43%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (11.19%) Xero
5 13 (9.70%) JD Edwards
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle
7 8 (5.97%) WooCommerce
8 7 (5.22%) Epicor
9 4 (2.99%) VMware
10 3 (2.24%) IFS
11 2 (1.49%) Cognos
11 2 (1.49%) Infor
11 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.49%) Workday
11 2 (1.49%) Yardi
11 2 (1.49%) Zuora
12 1 (0.75%) Google
12 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.75%) Nintex
12 1 (0.75%) RedPrairie