Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 132 160
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28 -11
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 199 223 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.34% 2.19% 1.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.56% 13.72% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 172 229 202
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.93% +50.00%
10th Percentile £27,625 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,750 £77,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 1,722 1,625 1,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.21% 15.93% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,352 1,323 920
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.46% +6.91%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,050 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 -20 64 £60,000 +20.00% 21
Coventry +20 42 £51,250 +36.67% 1
Staffordshire +22 17 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Solihull +7 15 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Warwickshire +46 13 £40,000 +3.90% 4
Herefordshire -3 13 £45,000 -5.26%
Worcestershire -5 9 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Shropshire +6 4 £38,750 -38.00% 2
Wolverhampton -7 4 £42,500 +7.59%
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 80 (40.20%) PaaS
2 79 (39.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (28.14%) Java
6 52 (26.13%) JavaScript
7 50 (25.13%) .NET
8 48 (24.12%) C#
9 45 (22.61%) IaaS
10 41 (20.60%) DevOps
11 37 (18.59%) HTML
11 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
12 35 (17.59%) SQL
13 34 (17.09%) Python
13 34 (17.09%) Docker
14 33 (16.58%) PHP
14 33 (16.58%) Finance
15 32 (16.08%) Software Engineering
15 32 (16.08%) Ansible
15 32 (16.08%) Public Cloud
16 31 (15.58%) Linux
17 30 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (12.56%) Unix
20 24 (12.06%) CSS
21 23 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
22 22 (11.06%) User Stories
22 22 (11.06%) Degree
23 21 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
23 21 (10.55%) Bash Shell

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 10 (5.03%) Apache
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.51%) CMS
3 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.51%) WordPress
4 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.50%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (1.01%) Camtasia
3 2 (1.01%) FrameMaker
3 2 (1.01%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.50%) Maya
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.51%) INSURE/90
2 5 (2.51%) NetSuite
2 5 (2.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 80 (40.20%) PaaS
2 79 (39.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (35.68%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (22.61%) IaaS
5 20 (10.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (5.53%) Amazon S3
7 7 (3.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (3.52%) CloudFront
8 6 (3.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (3.02%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (3.02%) AWS CodePipeline
8 6 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (3.02%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (3.02%) Serverless
8 6 (3.02%) SoftLayer
9 5 (2.51%) Route 53
9 5 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.53%) DNS
2 10 (5.03%) Firewall
3 6 (3.02%) Internet
3 6 (3.02%) Network Security
3 6 (3.02%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.51%) LAN
4 5 (2.51%) WAN
5 4 (2.01%) HTTP
5 4 (2.01%) Skype
6 3 (1.51%) ATM
7 2 (1.01%) SAN
8 1 (0.50%) SMTP
8 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 18 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.54%) MySQL
3 15 (7.54%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.04%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.03%) DB2
5 12 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.03%) Big Data
7 8 (4.02%) Power BI
8 7 (3.52%) Blockchain
8 7 (3.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.52%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.52%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (3.52%) QlikView
9 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.01%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.52%) Selenium
4 6 (3.02%) CircleCI
4 6 (3.02%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.51%) Codeship
5 5 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.01%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.01%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.01%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.51%) JUnit
7 3 (1.51%) Maven
7 3 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.51%) Subversion
8 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.01%) JIRA
8 2 (1.01%) Moq
8 2 (1.01%) NUnit
8 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (16.58%) Finance
2 13 (6.53%) Retail
3 12 (6.03%) Marketing
4 5 (2.51%) Automotive
5 4 (2.01%) Local Government
6 3 (1.51%) French Language
6 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.01%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (25.63%) Developer
2 30 (15.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.06%) Architect
4 19 (9.55%) Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) .NET Developer
6 17 (8.54%) Software Engineer
7 16 (8.04%) Java Engineer
7 16 (8.04%) Java Software Engineer
7 16 (8.04%) Software Developer
8 15 (7.54%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.54%) Senior Software Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Senior Java Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (6.53%) .NET Software Engineer
10 13 (6.53%) Business Analyst
10 13 (6.53%) C# Software Engineer
11 12 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (6.03%) C# Developer
12 11 (5.53%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.13%) .NET
2 37 (18.59%) HTML
3 24 (12.06%) CSS
4 20 (10.05%) Web Services
5 18 (9.05%) AngularJS
6 17 (8.54%) Node.js
7 16 (8.04%) HTML5
8 11 (5.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.03%) XML
10 9 (4.52%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (4.02%) jQuery
12 7 (3.52%) Ajax
12 7 (3.52%) JSON
12 7 (3.52%) REST
13 6 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.02%) LAMP
14 5 (2.51%) CSS3
14 5 (2.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.08%) Public Cloud
2 15 (7.54%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.53%) NHS
5 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.02%) User Experience
7 6 (3.02%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.01%) Social Media
9 3 (1.51%) CMDB
10 2 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.01%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.01%) Fintech
10 2 (1.01%) FMCG
11 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.50%) PMI
11 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.58%) Linux
2 25 (12.56%) Unix
3 12 (6.03%) Windows
4 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Android
5 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.60%) DevOps
3 32 (16.08%) Software Engineering
4 30 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (11.06%) User Stories
8 21 (10.55%) Mentoring
8 21 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management
9 19 (9.55%) ITIL
9 19 (9.55%) Open Source
10 18 (9.05%) Microservices
11 17 (8.54%) Product Management
12 16 (8.04%) ERP
12 16 (8.04%) Service Delivery
12 16 (8.04%) TDD
13 15 (7.54%) Coaching
13 15 (7.54%) CRM
13 15 (7.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.14%) Java
2 52 (26.13%) JavaScript
3 48 (24.12%) C#
4 35 (17.59%) SQL
5 34 (17.09%) Python
6 33 (16.58%) PHP
7 21 (10.55%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.52%) Scala
9 8 (4.02%) Perl
10 7 (3.52%) C
11 4 (2.01%) Apex Code
11 4 (2.01%) Ruby
12 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.01%) XPath
14 1 (0.50%) ES6
14 1 (0.50%) ES7
14 1 (0.50%) ES8
14 1 (0.50%) Go
14 1 (0.50%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.06%) Degree
2 6 (3.02%) CISSP
2 6 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.51%) ISEB
4 4 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.51%) RHCE
5 3 (1.51%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.01%) CEH
6 2 (1.01%) CISA
6 2 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.01%) GSEC
6 2 (1.01%) SANS
7 1 (0.50%) CCA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCITP
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.03%) GDPR
3 8 (4.02%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.02%) PMO
3 8 (4.02%) QA
4 5 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (17.09%) Docker
2 9 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (16.08%) Ansible
2 20 (10.05%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (8.54%) Puppet
4 14 (7.04%) Kubernetes
5 11 (5.53%) Terraform
6 6 (3.02%) Mesos
6 6 (3.02%) rkt
7 5 (2.51%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.01%) OpenVAS
9 3 (1.51%) cPanel
10 2 (1.01%) Nagios
10 2 (1.01%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.50%) Packer
11 1 (0.50%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.50%) SCCM
11 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.04%) Oracle
3 9 (4.52%) SAP
4 8 (4.02%) IBM
5 7 (3.52%) Informatica
5 7 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.52%) Tableau
5 7 (3.52%) Xamarin
6 6 (3.02%) Cisco
6 6 (3.02%) Google
6 6 (3.02%) VMware
7 5 (2.51%) Citrix
7 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.51%) Remedy
8 4 (2.01%) Adobe
8 4 (2.01%) AlienVault
8 4 (2.01%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.51%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.51%) Zend