Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 123 190
Rank change year-on-year +32 +67 -9
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 279 245 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 2.44% 1.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.19% 17.36% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 245 305 142
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,200 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 1,837 1,411 1,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.36% 14.07% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,436 1,189 837
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +3 106 £49,500 -1.00% 24
Warwickshire +41 34 £35,000 -16.17% 1
Coventry +12 33 £48,750 +62.50% 6
Solihull +32 31 £50,000 +53.85% 5
Staffordshire +6 19 £36,500 -8.75% 7
Wolverhampton -10 9 £44,500 +12.66% 1
Worcestershire -33 4 £44,000 +6.67% 3
Dudley - 4 £37,500 -
Shropshire +13 2 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Brierley Hill +1 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Herefordshire -6 1 £55,000 +15.79%
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 101 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.39%) JavaScript
3 78 (27.96%) C#
4 69 (24.73%) PaaS
5 68 (24.37%) .NET
6 56 (20.07%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (20.07%) Degree
7 55 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 55 (19.71%) Java
8 53 (19.00%) AngularJS
9 51 (18.28%) HTML
10 49 (17.56%) CRM
10 49 (17.56%) Finance
11 47 (16.85%) SQL
12 42 (15.05%) Mentoring
13 39 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (12.90%) CSS
14 36 (12.90%) ERP
15 35 (12.54%) Microsoft
15 35 (12.54%) Computer Science
16 33 (11.83%) Product Management
17 32 (11.47%) Marketing
17 32 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (10.04%) Software Engineering
18 28 (10.04%) Public Cloud
19 26 (9.32%) SQL Server
20 25 (8.96%) Oracle
20 25 (8.96%) Scrum
20 25 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
20 25 (8.96%) Cloud Computing

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 (5.02%) Apache
2 6 (2.15%) Confluence
3 5 (1.79%) CMS
4 3 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.08%) WordPress
5 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) InVision
1 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.08%) UXPin
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.36%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.36%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 25 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (8.24%) NetSuite
3 22 (7.89%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (3.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (3.94%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (1.79%) Magento
6 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.73%) PaaS
2 56 (20.07%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (8.96%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (8.60%) IaaS
6 7 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.15%) Heroku
7 6 (2.15%) Office 365
8 5 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) SoftLayer
9 4 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.43%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.43%) Serverless
10 3 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.72%) GitHub
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.30%) Firewall
2 10 (3.58%) ATM
2 10 (3.58%) Internet
3 7 (2.51%) HTTP
4 6 (2.15%) SMS
5 5 (1.79%) Network Security
5 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.43%) DNS
6 4 (1.43%) WAN
7 3 (1.08%) LAN
7 3 (1.08%) SSH
8 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.36%) DHCP
9 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.36%) SMTP
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
9 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.36%) VoIP
9 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.30%) Big Data
3 10 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.15%) Blockchain
5 6 (2.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.15%) MySQL
5 6 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.15%) Power BI
5 6 (2.15%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (2.15%) QlikView
6 5 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.94%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.23%) JIRA
4 9 (3.23%) Selenium
5 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (2.15%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.15%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.79%) Subversion
8 4 (1.43%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (1.08%) Codeship
9 3 (1.08%) JUnit
9 3 (1.08%) Maven
9 3 (1.08%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.72%) Mocha
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.36%) git-flow
General
1 49 (17.56%) Finance
2 32 (11.47%) Marketing
3 16 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.66%) Retail
5 11 (3.94%) Banking
6 10 (3.58%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.87%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.79%) French Language
9 4 (1.43%) Advertising
9 4 (1.43%) Automotive
10 3 (1.08%) Law
11 2 (0.72%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 96 (34.41%) Developer
2 43 (15.41%) Software Developer
3 31 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.39%) .NET Developer
5 28 (10.04%) Analyst
5 28 (10.04%) Architect
6 24 (8.60%) Angular Developer
7 23 (8.24%) C# Software Developer
8 21 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (7.17%) Graduate
9 20 (7.17%) Graduate Developer
9 20 (7.17%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.73%) Graduate Software Developer
10 16 (5.73%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (5.38%) Agile C# Developer
11 15 (5.38%) Agile Developer
11 15 (5.38%) Business Analyst
11 15 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (5.02%) Administrator
12 14 (5.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.37%) .NET
2 53 (19.00%) AngularJS
3 51 (18.28%) HTML
4 36 (12.90%) CSS
5 23 (8.24%) Node.js
6 20 (7.17%) React
7 19 (6.81%) .NET Framework
8 18 (6.45%) HTML5
9 16 (5.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (5.73%) Web Services
10 15 (5.38%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.02%) XML
12 13 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (4.66%) JSON
13 12 (4.30%) CSS3
14 11 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (3.58%) RESTful
16 9 (3.23%) Ajax
16 9 (3.23%) Entity Framework
16 9 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.54%) Computer Science
2 32 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (10.04%) Public Cloud
4 18 (6.45%) Social Media
4 18 (6.45%) User Experience
5 15 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.94%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (3.23%) NHS
9 6 (2.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.72%) Blog
13 2 (0.72%) Clustering
13 2 (0.72%) EPoS
13 2 (0.72%) Fintech
14 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
14 1 (0.36%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.60%) Linux
2 16 (5.73%) Windows
3 14 (5.02%) Unix
4 12 (4.30%) Android
5 10 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.58%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.56%) CRM
3 42 (15.05%) Mentoring
4 39 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (12.90%) ERP
6 33 (11.83%) Product Management
7 28 (10.04%) Software Engineering
8 25 (8.96%) Scrum
9 23 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.24%) DevOps
9 23 (8.24%) SDLC
10 22 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (7.89%) Line Management
10 22 (7.89%) Microservices
10 22 (7.89%) MVC
11 21 (7.53%) Analytics
12 20 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.09%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.73%) OO
15 15 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (29.39%) JavaScript
2 78 (27.96%) C#
3 55 (19.71%) Java
4 47 (16.85%) SQL
5 22 (7.89%) PHP
6 19 (6.81%) Python
7 9 (3.23%) Perl
7 9 (3.23%) Scala
7 9 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.15%) Apex Code
9 6 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.79%) C
11 4 (1.43%) Ruby
11 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.08%) VB
13 2 (0.72%) C++
13 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) Delphi
14 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 56 (20.07%) Degree
2 24 (8.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.08%) CISSP
3 3 (1.08%) RHCE
3 3 (1.08%) RHCSA
3 3 (1.08%) SANS
4 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
4 2 (0.72%) CISA
4 2 (0.72%) MCSA
4 2 (0.72%) MCSE
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) CCNA
5 1 (0.36%) CCNP
5 1 (0.36%) CEH
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.36%) OSCP
5 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.45%) QA
2 6 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.08%) GCP
4 3 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 21 (7.53%) Docker
2 6 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.51%) Ansible
1 7 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.79%) Puppet
4 3 (1.08%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.72%) SmoothWall
5 2 (0.72%) Terraform
6 1 (0.36%) CASB
6 1 (0.36%) cPanel
6 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.36%) Mesos
6 1 (0.36%) Nmap
6 1 (0.36%) rkt
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.96%) Oracle
3 22 (7.89%) JD Edwards
4 17 (6.09%) SAP
5 14 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (4.66%) VMware
7 12 (4.30%) ServiceNow
7 12 (4.30%) Xamarin
8 11 (3.94%) Google
9 10 (3.58%) Epicor
10 8 (2.87%) Cisco
11 7 (2.51%) IBM
11 7 (2.51%) Infor
12 6 (2.15%) Informatica
12 6 (2.15%) Rackspace
12 6 (2.15%) Tableau
13 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.08%) Adobe
14 3 (1.08%) Citrix
14 3 (1.08%) Sitecore