Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 96 127
Rank change year-on-year -23 +31 +54
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 168 253 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.25% 2.93% 2.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.24% 13.88% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 149 218 287
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -4.55%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,039 1,823 1,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.33% 21.11% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,700 1,467 1,323
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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
Birmingham +16 58 £48,000 -4.00% 16
Worcestershire +10 31 £42,500 +25.00% 8
Staffordshire +10 26 £35,000 -4.11% 2
Warwickshire -19 18 £55,750 +59.29% 9
Coventry -28 9 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Solihull -28 5 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Wednesbury - 4 £58,750 -
Walsall - 1 £70,000 -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT jobs citing SaaS 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (38.10%) Azure
3 57 (33.93%) IaaS
4 55 (32.74%) PaaS
5 52 (30.95%) AWS
6 48 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 31 (18.45%) HTML
7 31 (18.45%) JavaScript
8 30 (17.86%) DevOps
9 29 (17.26%) CSS
10 26 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (13.69%) Unit Testing
12 22 (13.10%) SQL
13 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (12.50%) Web Development
14 20 (11.90%) TDD
14 20 (11.90%) PHP
14 20 (11.90%) OO
14 20 (11.90%) MVC
14 20 (11.90%) Finance
15 19 (11.31%) Project Management
15 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
15 19 (11.31%) Docker
16 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (10.71%) Public Cloud
16 18 (10.71%) Service Delivery
16 18 (10.71%) ITIL
16 18 (10.71%) Windows
16 18 (10.71%) MySQL
17 17 (10.12%) Python

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (4.17%) IIS
2 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.19%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.19%) Apache
3 2 (1.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.79%) Lawson
3 2 (1.19%) OpenCart
3 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (38.10%) Azure
2 57 (33.93%) IaaS
3 55 (32.74%) PaaS
4 52 (30.95%) AWS
5 17 (10.12%) Office 365
6 7 (4.17%) GCP
6 7 (4.17%) Serverless
7 6 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.98%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.98%) CloudFront
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.38%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) Firewall
2 5 (2.98%) DNS
3 4 (2.38%) DHCP
3 4 (2.38%) HTTP
4 3 (1.79%) Converged Networks
4 3 (1.79%) LAN
4 3 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.79%) SSL
4 3 (1.79%) WAN
4 3 (1.79%) Wireless
5 2 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.19%) NaaS
5 2 (1.19%) Network Security
5 2 (1.19%) SAN
5 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.60%) ICMP
6 1 (0.60%) SNMP
6 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.60%) SSH
6 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) MySQL
2 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.79%) Big Data
5 3 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (7.74%) JIRA
2 11 (6.55%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.57%) Selenium
5 5 (2.98%) CircleCI
5 5 (2.98%) Codeship
5 5 (2.98%) Subversion
5 5 (2.98%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.79%) Grunt
6 3 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.79%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.60%) Moq
8 1 (0.60%) NUnit
8 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Marketing
3 6 (3.57%) Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Advertising
4 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Law
6 3 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.19%) Back Office
7 2 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (26.19%) Developer
2 24 (14.29%) Architect
3 16 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.93%) IT Manager
5 14 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (7.74%) Head of IT
6 13 (7.74%) PHP Developer
7 12 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) IT Services Manager
9 9 (5.36%) Service Manager
10 8 (4.76%) Consultant
10 8 (4.76%) SaaS Project Manager
11 7 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.57%) Azure Architect
13 5 (2.98%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.45%) HTML
2 29 (17.26%) CSS
3 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
4 17 (10.12%) jQuery
5 15 (8.93%) Web Services
6 14 (8.33%) Symfony
7 13 (7.74%) LAMP
7 13 (7.74%) Laravel
8 12 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
9 8 (4.76%) .NET
9 8 (4.76%) JSON
10 7 (4.17%) HTML5
10 7 (4.17%) React
10 7 (4.17%) REST
11 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.98%) Node.js
11 5 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
2 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.57%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.79%) User Experience
6 2 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Life Science
6 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.71%) Windows
2 15 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.74%) Linux
4 5 (2.98%) Unix
5 3 (1.79%) Debian
5 3 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.86%) DevOps
3 26 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (13.69%) Unit Testing
5 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (12.50%) Web Development
6 20 (11.90%) MVC
6 20 (11.90%) OO
6 20 (11.90%) TDD
7 19 (11.31%) Project Management
8 18 (10.71%) ITIL
8 18 (10.71%) Service Delivery
9 16 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (9.52%) ITSM
9 16 (9.52%) Microservices
9 16 (9.52%) Service Management
10 15 (8.93%) Mobile Development
10 15 (8.93%) OOP
10 15 (8.93%) Project Delivery
11 12 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.45%) JavaScript
2 22 (13.10%) SQL
3 20 (11.90%) PHP
4 17 (10.12%) Python
5 13 (7.74%) C#
6 9 (5.36%) Java
7 8 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.76%) Perl
7 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.79%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) SOQL
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.17%) Degree
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.38%) MCSA
3 3 (1.79%) MCSE
3 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.79%) PMP
3 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.19%) CCNA
4 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (0.60%) CISSP
5 1 (0.60%) GIAC
5 1 (0.60%) ISACA
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) GDPR
1 5 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.38%) PMO
2 4 (2.38%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (11.31%) Docker
2 16 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.19%) pfSense
5 2 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) Ansible
1 14 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.36%) Puppet
3 6 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.98%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.38%) Mesos
5 4 (2.38%) rkt
5 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.38%) Terraform
6 3 (1.79%) Nagios
7 2 (1.19%) Kibana
7 2 (1.19%) logstash
7 2 (1.19%) SCCM
7 2 (1.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.60%) CASB
8 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.14%) Zend
3 9 (5.36%) Oracle
4 8 (4.76%) Google
4 8 (4.76%) VMware
5 6 (3.57%) SAP
6 5 (2.98%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.98%) Cisco
6 5 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.38%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.79%) Dell
8 3 (1.79%) Epicor
8 3 (1.79%) IBM
8 3 (1.79%) IFS
8 3 (1.79%) Sage
8 3 (1.79%) Spotify
8 3 (1.79%) Talend
8 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.19%) WSO2