Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 104 127
Rank change year-on-year +60 +23 +22
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 193 178 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.61% 2.62% 2.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.52% 8.79% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 218 195 141
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,368 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.80% +4.74% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +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 1,427 2,025 1,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 41.49% 29.81% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,774 1,351
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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
Birmingham +54 111 £57,500 +21.05% 19
Warwickshire +22 30 £45,000 -12.62% 6
Wednesbury +2 19 £60,000 - 1
Coventry +31 8 £63,500 +39.56%
Solihull +21 7 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £42,500 -
Shropshire +8 5 £28,750 -
Worcestershire -18 3 £72,500 +31.82% 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 107 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.41%) AWS
3 74 (38.34%) Microservices
4 70 (36.27%) DevOps
5 63 (32.64%) Python
6 54 (27.98%) JavaScript
7 50 (25.91%) REST
8 46 (23.83%) Azure
9 42 (21.76%) Flask
9 42 (21.76%) SQL
10 38 (19.69%) Docker
10 38 (19.69%) PaaS
10 38 (19.69%) MongoDB
11 37 (19.17%) Kubernetes
12 32 (16.58%) Mentoring
12 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
12 32 (16.58%) Linux
12 32 (16.58%) TDD
13 29 (15.03%) Fintech
14 28 (14.51%) GCP
14 28 (14.51%) Django
15 26 (13.47%) .NET
16 25 (12.95%) Degree
16 25 (12.95%) IaaS
16 25 (12.95%) Serverless
17 24 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (12.44%) Terraform
17 24 (12.44%) AWS Lambda
17 24 (12.44%) Kafka
17 24 (12.44%) AngularJS

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 (5.70%) Confluence
2 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.55%) Figma
3 3 (1.55%) InVision
3 3 (1.55%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 78 (40.41%) AWS
2 46 (23.83%) Azure
3 38 (19.69%) PaaS
4 28 (14.51%) GCP
5 25 (12.95%) IaaS
5 25 (12.95%) Serverless
6 24 (12.44%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (8.81%) GitHub
8 15 (7.77%) OpenShift
9 10 (5.18%) Office 365
10 5 (2.59%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.04%) Lucidchart
13 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.52%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) HTTP
2 12 (6.22%) Firewall
2 12 (6.22%) Network Security
3 10 (5.18%) Asterisk PBX
3 10 (5.18%) VoIP
4 9 (4.66%) AMQP
5 8 (4.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.52%) DHCP
6 1 (0.52%) FTP
6 1 (0.52%) Skype
6 1 (0.52%) SMTP
6 1 (0.52%) SSH
6 1 (0.52%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.69%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.18%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.18%) Redis
4 9 (4.66%) Tableau
5 8 (4.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.63%) Big Data
6 7 (3.63%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (3.11%) Data Mining
7 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.52%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.18%) JIRA
4 5 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.07%) GitLab
6 2 (1.04%) Balsamiq
6 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.52%) Bower
7 1 (0.52%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Selenium
7 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (12.44%) Finance
2 7 (3.63%) Law
2 7 (3.63%) Marketing
3 6 (3.11%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.59%) Billing
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.04%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (25.91%) Developer
2 31 (16.06%) Analyst
3 21 (10.88%) Principal Engineer
4 18 (9.33%) Architect
4 18 (9.33%) Python Developer
4 18 (9.33%) Python Engineer
5 16 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.74%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.22%) Angular Developer
7 12 (6.22%) Applications Support
7 12 (6.22%) Applications Support Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.70%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) DevOps Architect
9 10 (5.18%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.18%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.18%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (5.18%) Open Source Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.91%) REST
2 42 (21.76%) Flask
3 28 (14.51%) Django
4 26 (13.47%) .NET
5 24 (12.44%) AngularJS
5 24 (12.44%) Kafka
6 22 (11.40%) Node.js
7 18 (9.33%) React
8 17 (8.81%) CSS
8 17 (8.81%) Laravel
9 13 (6.74%) HTML
9 13 (6.74%) jQuery
9 13 (6.74%) Vue.js
10 11 (5.70%) .NET Framework
10 11 (5.70%) Ajax
10 11 (5.70%) JSON
10 11 (5.70%) Spring
11 10 (5.18%) FreeSWITCH
11 10 (5.18%) GraphQL
11 10 (5.18%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.25%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.70%) Cloud Native
3 11 (5.70%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.63%) User Experience
6 6 (3.11%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.07%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.58%) Linux
2 11 (5.70%) Windows
3 7 (3.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.07%) CentOS
4 4 (2.07%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.07%) Unix
5 2 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.34%) Microservices
3 70 (36.27%) DevOps
4 32 (16.58%) Mentoring
4 32 (16.58%) TDD
4 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
5 29 (15.03%) Fintech
6 24 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (12.44%) Unit Testing
7 23 (11.92%) Project Management
8 22 (11.40%) Project Delivery
9 20 (10.36%) BDD
9 20 (10.36%) Coaching
9 20 (10.36%) Technical Leadership
10 16 (8.29%) Open Source
10 16 (8.29%) Requirements Gathering
10 16 (8.29%) Scrum
11 14 (7.25%) Decision-Making
11 14 (7.25%) Kanban
12 13 (6.74%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.64%) Python
2 54 (27.98%) JavaScript
3 42 (21.76%) SQL
4 20 (10.36%) C#
5 19 (9.84%) Java
6 18 (9.33%) PHP
7 13 (6.74%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.70%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.63%) R
10 6 (3.11%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.07%) Perl
12 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.52%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.52%) C
13 1 (0.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 25 (12.95%) Degree
2 7 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.11%) CCNP
3 6 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.11%) CISSP
3 6 (3.11%) CSPO
4 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.07%) MCSE
5 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.07%) VCP5
5 4 (2.07%) VCP6
5 4 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.04%) IIBA
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.15%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) NIST
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (19.69%) Docker
2 10 (5.18%) Kamailio
3 5 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.07%) LXC
5 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (19.17%) Kubernetes
2 24 (12.44%) Terraform
3 23 (11.92%) Ansible
4 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.15%) Puppet
5 4 (2.07%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.07%) SCCM
5 4 (2.07%) SCOM
5 4 (2.07%) WSUS
6 2 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.52%) Istio
7 1 (0.52%) MIIS
7 1 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 19 (9.84%) Red Hat
2 16 (8.29%) Oracle
3 14 (7.25%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.70%) Google
5 6 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.11%) SAP
6 4 (2.07%) Ceridian
6 4 (2.07%) Cisco
6 4 (2.07%) Citrix
6 4 (2.07%) McAfee
6 4 (2.07%) NetApp
6 4 (2.07%) New Relic
6 4 (2.07%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.07%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.07%) VMware
7 3 (1.55%) Workday
8 1 (0.52%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.52%) iManage
8 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.52%) Splunk