Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 134 174
Rank change year-on-year +39 +40 -18
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 257 242 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.92% 2.42% 1.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.70% 15.72% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 222 285 150
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +35.71%
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,750 £71,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 1,748 1,539 1,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.89% 15.39% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 1,281 842
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,950
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +2.97% +6.32%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -5 86 £50,000 - 25
Coventry +25 42 £50,000 +66.67% 5
Staffordshire +18 26 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Warwickshire +44 23 £35,000 -9.09% 3
Solihull +20 20 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Wolverhampton -2 10 £43,500 +10.13%
Worcestershire -21 10 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Herefordshire -8 4 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Shropshire +11 2 £47,500 -24.00% 2
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
Dudley - 1 £52,500 - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 90 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.35%) PaaS
3 76 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (28.79%) JavaScript
5 71 (27.63%) Java
6 70 (27.24%) Amazon AWS
7 64 (24.90%) C#
8 61 (23.74%) .NET
9 50 (19.46%) Finance
10 48 (18.68%) SQL
11 43 (16.73%) HTML
11 43 (16.73%) CRM
11 43 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (15.95%) IaaS
13 38 (14.79%) Degree
14 37 (14.40%) Python
15 36 (14.01%) ERP
15 36 (14.01%) DevOps
16 35 (13.62%) PHP
17 33 (12.84%) Linux
17 33 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (12.84%) AngularJS
18 32 (12.45%) Mentoring
18 32 (12.45%) Microsoft
19 31 (12.06%) Public Cloud
20 30 (11.67%) Docker
20 30 (11.67%) Software Engineering
21 29 (11.28%) Computer Science
22 27 (10.51%) SQL Server
22 27 (10.51%) Unix

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 14 (5.45%) Apache
2 4 (1.56%) CMS
2 4 (1.56%) Confluence
3 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.17%) WordPress
4 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (0.78%) Camtasia
3 2 (0.78%) FrameMaker
3 2 (0.78%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.39%) Maya
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (9.34%) NetSuite
2 22 (8.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (7.78%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (4.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (4.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (1.95%) INSURE/90
6 4 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 78 (30.35%) PaaS
2 76 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (27.24%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (15.95%) IaaS
5 21 (8.17%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (7.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.50%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.33%) Heroku
8 6 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (2.33%) SoftLayer
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.95%) AWS CodePipeline
9 5 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.95%) Serverless
9 5 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.45%) Firewall
2 13 (5.06%) DNS
3 10 (3.89%) Internet
4 8 (3.11%) ATM
4 8 (3.11%) HTTP
5 7 (2.72%) Network Security
6 6 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.33%) SMS
6 6 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.95%) WAN
8 4 (1.56%) LAN
9 2 (0.78%) SMTP
10 1 (0.39%) DHCP
10 1 (0.39%) FTP
10 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.39%) MPLS
10 1 (0.39%) SAN
10 1 (0.39%) SNMP
10 1 (0.39%) SSL
10 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 16 (6.23%) Big Data
5 14 (5.45%) MySQL
5 14 (5.45%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.06%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.28%) DB2
8 8 (3.11%) Blockchain
8 8 (3.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.11%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.11%) Power BI
8 8 (3.11%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (3.11%) QlikView
9 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.72%) CircleCI
3 7 (2.72%) Selenium
4 6 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.95%) Codeship
5 5 (1.95%) JIRA
5 5 (1.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.95%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.56%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.17%) JUnit
7 3 (1.17%) Maven
7 3 (1.17%) Subversion
8 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.78%) Mocha
9 1 (0.39%) GDB
9 1 (0.39%) Moq
9 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (19.46%) Finance
2 20 (7.78%) Retail
3 16 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.06%) Marketing
5 11 (4.28%) Banking
6 10 (3.89%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.11%) Spanish Language
8 6 (2.33%) French Language
9 5 (1.95%) Automotive
10 4 (1.56%) Local Government
11 2 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.78%) German Language
11 2 (0.78%) Law
12 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (29.18%) Developer
2 31 (12.06%) Software Developer
3 28 (10.89%) Architect
4 25 (9.73%) .NET Developer
4 25 (9.73%) Analyst
5 23 (8.95%) C# Developer
5 23 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (8.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (7.00%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.23%) C# Software Developer
8 16 (6.23%) Graduate
8 16 (6.23%) Graduate Developer
9 15 (5.84%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (5.84%) Software Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.45%) Administrator
10 14 (5.45%) Consultant
10 14 (5.45%) Java Engineer
10 14 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
10 14 (5.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.74%) .NET
2 43 (16.73%) HTML
3 33 (12.84%) AngularJS
4 25 (9.73%) CSS
5 23 (8.95%) Web Services
6 18 (7.00%) Node.js
7 17 (6.61%) HTML5
7 17 (6.61%) React
8 14 (5.45%) JSON
8 14 (5.45%) XML
9 13 (5.06%) Ajax
9 13 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.89%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.89%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.50%) jQuery
13 7 (2.72%) REST
13 7 (2.72%) RESTful
14 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.06%) Public Cloud
2 29 (11.28%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (4.28%) NHS
8 10 (3.89%) User Experience
9 7 (2.72%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.95%) Social Media
12 2 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.78%) Blog
12 2 (0.78%) Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.78%) EPoS
12 2 (0.78%) Fintech
13 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.84%) Linux
2 27 (10.51%) Unix
3 18 (7.00%) Windows
4 8 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.73%) CRM
2 43 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (14.01%) DevOps
3 36 (14.01%) ERP
4 33 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (12.45%) Mentoring
6 30 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 26 (10.12%) Microservices
8 22 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.78%) OO
9 20 (7.78%) Open Source
9 20 (7.78%) Scrum
9 20 (7.78%) User Stories
10 19 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (7.00%) TDD
12 17 (6.61%) Configuration Management
12 17 (6.61%) Product Management
12 17 (6.61%) Service Delivery
12 17 (6.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.79%) JavaScript
2 71 (27.63%) Java
3 64 (24.90%) C#
4 48 (18.68%) SQL
5 37 (14.40%) Python
6 35 (13.62%) PHP
7 20 (7.78%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.28%) Perl
9 9 (3.50%) Scala
10 7 (2.72%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.33%) C
12 4 (1.56%) Ruby
13 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.39%) C++
14 1 (0.39%) Delphi
14 1 (0.39%) Go
14 1 (0.39%) Java 8
14 1 (0.39%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 38 (14.79%) Degree
2 22 (8.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.72%) CISSP
4 4 (1.56%) ISEB
4 4 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.17%) CEH
5 3 (1.17%) RHCE
5 3 (1.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.17%) SANS
6 2 (0.78%) CISA
6 2 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.78%) GSEC
7 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CCNA
7 1 (0.39%) CCNP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.23%) QA
3 11 (4.28%) GDPR
4 10 (3.89%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.95%) GCP
6 2 (0.78%) PMO
7 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (11.67%) Docker
2 9 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (10.12%) Ansible
2 16 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (6.23%) Puppet
3 9 (3.50%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.33%) Terraform
6 5 (1.95%) CFEngine
6 5 (1.95%) Mesos
6 5 (1.95%) rkt
7 4 (1.56%) OpenVAS
8 3 (1.17%) cPanel
9 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Nagios
9 2 (0.78%) SCOM
9 2 (0.78%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.78%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.39%) CASB
10 1 (0.39%) Nmap
10 1 (0.39%) SCCM
10 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.73%) Oracle
3 21 (8.17%) JD Edwards
4 18 (7.00%) SAP
5 15 (5.84%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.89%) Epicor
6 10 (3.89%) Xamarin
7 9 (3.50%) Cisco
8 8 (3.11%) IBM
8 8 (3.11%) Informatica
8 8 (3.11%) Tableau
9 7 (2.72%) Infor
9 7 (2.72%) VMware
10 6 (2.33%) Google
10 6 (2.33%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.95%) Remedy
12 4 (1.56%) Adobe
12 4 (1.56%) Citrix
12 4 (1.56%) ServiceNow