Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 141 148
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 -2
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 175 197 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.26% 2.03% 1.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.71% 12.65% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 127 182 201
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26,800 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 1,634 1,557 1,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.15% 16.06% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,247 1,220 901
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -2 66 £57,500 +2.22% 23
Coventry +9 24 £55,000 - 4
Herefordshire - 20 £45,000 -
Worcestershire +5 15 £29,000 -18.88% 4
Staffordshire +23 13 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Solihull -12 12 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Warwickshire +28 4 £65,000 +68.83% 4
Shropshire +6 3 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Wolverhampton +7 1 £26,000 -35.00%
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 96 (54.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (45.71%) PaaS
3 78 (44.57%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (33.71%) IaaS
6 57 (32.57%) Microsoft
7 43 (24.57%) JavaScript
7 43 (24.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (24.57%) DevOps
8 41 (23.43%) Finance
9 36 (20.57%) Docker
9 36 (20.57%) .NET
10 35 (20.00%) SQL
10 35 (20.00%) Ansible
11 32 (18.29%) C#
11 32 (18.29%) SQL Server
12 31 (17.71%) Python
12 31 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (17.14%) Java
14 29 (16.57%) Web Services
14 29 (16.57%) Project Management
14 29 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (16.00%) HTML
16 26 (14.86%) Public Cloud
17 25 (14.29%) Software Engineering
18 23 (13.14%) Linux
18 23 (13.14%) SOA
18 23 (13.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 23 (13.14%) GDPR
19 22 (12.57%) Continuous Delivery

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 11 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.14%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.86%) Apache
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.14%) CMS
5 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.14%) WordPress
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.57%) Camtasia
2 1 (0.57%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.57%) Maya
2 1 (0.57%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.86%) INSURE/90
3 5 (2.86%) NetSuite
4 3 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 96 (54.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (45.71%) PaaS
3 78 (44.57%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (33.71%) IaaS
5 23 (13.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (8.00%) Amazon S3
6 14 (8.00%) Office 365
7 11 (6.29%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (5.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (5.71%) AWS CloudTrail
8 10 (5.71%) CloudFront
9 9 (5.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (5.14%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (5.14%) OneDrive
9 9 (5.14%) Serverless
9 9 (5.14%) SoftLayer
10 8 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (3.43%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) DNS
1 12 (6.86%) Skype
2 7 (4.00%) Firewall
3 3 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.71%) LAN
3 3 (1.71%) Network Security
3 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.71%) WAN
4 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) SAN
5 1 (0.57%) DHCP
5 1 (0.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.57%) SMTP
5 1 (0.57%) VoIP
5 1 (0.57%) VPN
5 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (10.86%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (8.00%) MySQL
5 14 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.00%) Power BI
6 13 (7.43%) MongoDB
7 12 (6.86%) DB2
8 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (4.57%) Big Data
10 5 (2.86%) Blockchain
10 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (2.86%) QlikView
11 3 (1.71%) Data Lake
12 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (10.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.57%) CircleCI
2 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.00%) Codeship
3 7 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.86%) Selenium
5 4 (2.29%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.71%) JIRA
6 3 (1.71%) Moq
6 3 (1.71%) NUnit
7 2 (1.14%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
General
1 41 (23.43%) Finance
2 18 (10.29%) Marketing
3 12 (6.86%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Local Government
5 3 (1.71%) Automotive
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (18.29%) Developer
3 26 (14.86%) Analyst
4 24 (13.71%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.57%) Architect
6 12 (6.86%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (6.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) Product Manager
6 12 (6.86%) Software Developer
7 11 (6.29%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (6.29%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Java Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Senior Java Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.14%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Lead DevOps
9 9 (5.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.57%) .NET
2 29 (16.57%) Web Services
3 28 (16.00%) HTML
4 19 (10.86%) AngularJS
4 19 (10.86%) CSS
5 18 (10.29%) HTML5
6 16 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 15 (8.57%) Node.js
8 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (6.29%) Ajax
9 11 (6.29%) WPF
10 9 (5.14%) SAML
11 8 (4.57%) REST
12 5 (2.86%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.86%) jQuery
12 5 (2.86%) Middleware
12 5 (2.86%) WCF
13 4 (2.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Public Cloud
2 17 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.57%) Social Media
5 6 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.71%) CMDB
7 3 (1.71%) NHS
7 3 (1.71%) User Experience
8 2 (1.14%) FMCG
8 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.14%) Linux
2 21 (12.00%) Unix
3 15 (8.57%) Windows
4 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.57%) DevOps
2 43 (24.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (16.57%) Project Management
5 25 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 23 (13.14%) SOA
7 22 (12.57%) Configuration Management
7 22 (12.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (11.43%) Waterfall
9 19 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (10.29%) Analytics
10 18 (10.29%) Data Protection
10 18 (10.29%) ITIL
11 17 (9.71%) Business Analysis
11 17 (9.71%) Open Source
12 16 (9.14%) MVC
12 16 (9.14%) Product Management
12 16 (9.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.57%) JavaScript
2 35 (20.00%) SQL
3 32 (18.29%) C#
4 31 (17.71%) Python
5 30 (17.14%) Java
6 22 (12.57%) PHP
7 20 (11.43%) Bash Shell
8 14 (8.00%) C
9 7 (4.00%) Perl
10 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.14%) XPath
12 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.57%) ES6
12 1 (0.57%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.57%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
12 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.43%) Degree
2 9 (5.14%) ISEB
3 4 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.71%) CISSP
5 2 (1.14%) CEH
5 2 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.14%) GSEC
5 2 (1.14%) MCSE
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.57%) CCA
6 1 (0.57%) CCAA
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.57%) MCITP
6 1 (0.57%) MCSA
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.14%) GDPR
2 13 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.43%) PMO
3 6 (3.43%) QA
4 3 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (20.57%) Docker
2 14 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (20.00%) Ansible
2 22 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (11.43%) Kubernetes
4 17 (9.71%) Puppet
5 14 (8.00%) Terraform
6 9 (5.14%) Mesos
6 9 (5.14%) rkt
6 9 (5.14%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (4.00%) CFEngine
8 4 (2.29%) OpenVAS
9 2 (1.14%) cPanel
10 1 (0.57%) Packer
10 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.57%) SCCM
10 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (32.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.29%) Oracle
3 9 (5.14%) IBM
3 9 (5.14%) Remedy
3 9 (5.14%) VMware
4 8 (4.57%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.57%) Google
5 7 (4.00%) SAP
6 6 (3.43%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.86%) Informatica
7 5 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.86%) Tableau
8 4 (2.29%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.71%) Citrix
9 3 (1.71%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.71%) Zend
10 2 (1.14%) Cisco
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.14%) RightScale
10 2 (1.14%) Siebel