Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 99 147
Rank change year-on-year -11 +48 +46
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 201 267 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.59% 2.87% 1.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.12% 14.70% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 171 232 239
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £64,875 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -9.09%

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 1,986 1,816 1,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.57% 19.50% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 1,413 1,019
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 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 May 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 May 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 +14 88 £55,000 +13.40% 7
Worcestershire +7 30 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Staffordshire +14 21 £38,000 +4.11% 1
Coventry +9 15 £65,000 +30.00%
Solihull -30 12 £82,500 +96.43% 2
Herefordshire +3 11 £50,000 -9.09%
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £35,000 -
Warwickshire -22 4 £50,000 +42.86%
Walsall +6 3 £70,000 +55.56%
Shropshire - 1 £26,500 -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 118 (58.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (39.30%) Microsoft
5 76 (37.81%) PaaS
6 60 (29.85%) IaaS
7 50 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (23.38%) SQL
9 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
10 44 (21.89%) C#
10 44 (21.89%) HTML
11 43 (21.39%) JavaScript
11 43 (21.39%) Web Services
12 41 (20.40%) .NET
12 41 (20.40%) Public Cloud
13 39 (19.40%) Finance
14 37 (18.41%) CSS
15 36 (17.91%) Project Management
16 35 (17.41%) AngularJS
17 34 (16.92%) SOA
18 33 (16.42%) OO
19 30 (14.93%) Visual Studio
19 30 (14.93%) TDD
20 29 (14.43%) MVC
21 28 (13.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 27 (13.43%) ASP.NET Web API
23 26 (12.94%) DevOps
23 26 (12.94%) GDPR
23 26 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC

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 13 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.98%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.00%) Apache
4 2 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.00%) JBoss
4 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.99%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.50%) Lawson
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 118 (58.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (37.81%) PaaS
4 60 (29.85%) IaaS
5 22 (10.95%) Office 365
6 21 (10.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (5.47%) Power Platform
8 10 (4.98%) OneDrive
8 10 (4.98%) PowerApps
9 7 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (3.48%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (3.48%) CloudFront
9 7 (3.48%) GitHub
10 6 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.99%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.49%) Sage Pay
11 5 (2.49%) Serverless
12 4 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.98%) Skype
2 8 (3.98%) Firewall
3 7 (3.48%) Internet
4 4 (1.99%) DNS
4 4 (1.99%) HTTP
5 3 (1.49%) WAN
6 2 (1.00%) FTP
6 2 (1.00%) LAN
6 2 (1.00%) NaaS
6 2 (1.00%) Network Security
6 2 (1.00%) SAN
6 2 (1.00%) SMTP
6 2 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.00%) SSH
6 2 (1.00%) SSL
6 2 (1.00%) VoIP
7 1 (0.50%) DMZ
7 1 (0.50%) ICMP
7 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 22 (10.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (5.47%) Power BI
5 10 (4.98%) MySQL
5 10 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.00%) Big Data
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) QlikView
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (14.93%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.47%) CircleCI
3 11 (5.47%) Codeship
3 11 (5.47%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.98%) Selenium
5 5 (2.49%) JIRA
5 5 (2.49%) Subversion
6 4 (1.99%) Moq
6 4 (1.99%) NUnit
6 4 (1.99%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.00%) Grunt
7 2 (1.00%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.50%) AppVeyor
8 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 26 (12.94%) Marketing
3 10 (4.98%) Retail
4 6 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.49%) Back Office
5 5 (2.49%) Banking
6 4 (1.99%) Billing
7 3 (1.49%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (27.36%) Developer
2 25 (12.44%) Architect
3 22 (10.95%) Software Developer
4 21 (10.45%) Analyst
5 20 (9.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (9.45%) Business Analyst
7 17 (8.46%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.96%) Product Manager
9 15 (7.46%) Cloud Architect
9 15 (7.46%) Graduate
9 15 (7.46%) Graduate Developer
10 14 (6.97%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (6.97%) Graduate Software Developer
11 13 (6.47%) .NET Developer
11 13 (6.47%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (6.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 13 (6.47%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (6.47%) Junior
12 11 (5.47%) Junior Developer
12 11 (5.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.89%) HTML
2 43 (21.39%) Web Services
3 41 (20.40%) .NET
4 37 (18.41%) CSS
5 35 (17.41%) AngularJS
6 28 (13.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 27 (13.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (12.94%) ASP.NET
8 26 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (12.44%) HTML5
10 22 (10.95%) Ajax
10 22 (10.95%) WPF
11 11 (5.47%) JSON
12 9 (4.48%) REST
13 8 (3.98%) XML
14 7 (3.48%) Node.js
15 6 (2.99%) jQuery
15 6 (2.99%) Middleware
15 6 (2.99%) SOAP
16 5 (2.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.40%) Public Cloud
2 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.48%) Social Media
5 8 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.48%) User Experience
7 6 (2.99%) iPad
8 5 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.94%) Linux
2 13 (6.47%) Windows
3 11 (5.47%) Unix
4 7 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.49%) Android
6 4 (1.99%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.49%) Debian
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (17.91%) Project Management
5 34 (16.92%) SOA
6 33 (16.42%) OO
7 30 (14.93%) TDD
8 29 (14.43%) MVC
9 26 (12.94%) DevOps
10 25 (12.44%) MVVM
11 23 (11.44%) Data Protection
12 22 (10.95%) OOP
13 20 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (9.95%) Software Engineering
14 18 (8.96%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.96%) Microservices
15 17 (8.46%) Computer Science
16 16 (7.96%) Coaching
16 16 (7.96%) Product Management
17 15 (7.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.38%) SQL
2 44 (21.89%) C#
3 43 (21.39%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.95%) C
5 21 (10.45%) Python
6 14 (6.97%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.97%) Java
6 14 (6.97%) Perl
6 14 (6.97%) PHP
7 5 (2.49%) Go
8 4 (1.99%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.99%) SOQL
9 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Degree
2 7 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.99%) MCSE
3 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.49%) MCSA
5 4 (1.99%) ISEB
6 3 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.00%) PMP
8 1 (0.50%) AAT
8 1 (0.50%) ACCA
8 1 (0.50%) CIMA
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.94%) GDPR
2 10 (4.98%) PMO
3 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.49%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (11.44%) Docker
2 11 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 19 (9.45%) Ansible
2 17 (8.46%) Kubernetes
3 15 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.97%) CFEngine
5 11 (5.47%) Puppet
6 6 (2.99%) Terraform
7 4 (1.99%) Mesos
7 4 (1.99%) rkt
7 4 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.49%) Nagios
9 2 (1.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.95%) Google
3 12 (5.97%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.47%) VMware
5 9 (4.48%) Oracle
5 9 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.99%) Cisco
6 6 (2.99%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.49%) SAP
8 4 (1.99%) IBM
8 4 (1.99%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.99%) Remedy
9 3 (1.49%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.49%) Dell
9 3 (1.49%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.49%) Talend
10 2 (1.00%) NetApp
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.00%) RightScale
10 2 (1.00%) Sage