Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 125 148
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23 -3
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 163 224 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.22% 1.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.70% 13.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 133 223 185
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -21.30% +44.00%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,100 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,500 £64,063 £80,500
England median annual salary £55,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% - +4.76%

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 1,680 1,613 1,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.50% 16.02% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,316 1,297 895
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% -1.79% +6.91%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £23,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,600 £66,150
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -24 51 £57,500 +12.75% 28
Coventry +7 27 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Staffordshire +22 17 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Herefordshire +2 16 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Solihull +10 15 £50,000 +25.79% 2
Worcestershire -12 8 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Warwickshire +33 7 £70,000 +81.82% 3
Shropshire -3 2 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Wolverhampton -5 2 £34,250 -13.29%
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 73 (44.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (42.33%) PaaS
3 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (29.45%) IaaS
6 42 (25.77%) DevOps
7 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
7 39 (23.93%) Microsoft
8 37 (22.70%) Docker
9 36 (22.09%) Ansible
10 35 (21.47%) Finance
11 34 (20.86%) Python
12 32 (19.63%) Java
13 31 (19.02%) .NET
14 29 (17.79%) SQL
15 26 (15.95%) C#
15 26 (15.95%) HTML
15 26 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (15.34%) PHP
17 24 (14.72%) Linux
17 24 (14.72%) AWS CloudFormation
18 23 (14.11%) Configuration Management
19 22 (13.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 22 (13.50%) Bash Shell
19 22 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (12.88%) Unix
20 21 (12.88%) Web Services
20 21 (12.88%) Software Engineering
21 20 (12.27%) Opscode Chef

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 7 (4.29%) Apache
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.84%) CMS
3 3 (1.84%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.84%) WordPress
4 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (1.23%) Camtasia
2 2 (1.23%) FrameMaker
2 2 (1.23%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.61%) Maya
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.07%) INSURE/90
3 5 (3.07%) NetSuite
4 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (44.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (42.33%) PaaS
3 58 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (29.45%) IaaS
5 24 (14.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (9.20%) Amazon S3
7 11 (6.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (6.75%) CloudFront
8 10 (6.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (6.13%) AWS CloudTrail
8 10 (6.13%) AWS CodePipeline
8 10 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (6.13%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (6.13%) Serverless
8 10 (6.13%) SoftLayer
9 7 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (3.68%) Office 365
11 5 (3.07%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.36%) DNS
2 8 (4.91%) Firewall
3 6 (3.68%) Skype
3 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.07%) LAN
4 5 (3.07%) WAN
5 3 (1.84%) Internet
5 3 (1.84%) Network Security
6 2 (1.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.61%) ATM
7 1 (0.61%) HTTP
7 1 (0.61%) SMTP
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.59%) MySQL
4 14 (8.59%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.98%) MongoDB
5 13 (7.98%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.36%) DB2
7 10 (6.13%) Big Data
7 10 (6.13%) Power BI
8 7 (4.29%) Blockchain
8 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.29%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (4.29%) QlikView
9 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.23%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.29%) CircleCI
3 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.68%) Codeship
4 6 (3.68%) Selenium
4 6 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.45%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.84%) Moq
6 3 (1.84%) NUnit
7 2 (1.23%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.23%) JIRA
7 2 (1.23%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.61%) Maven
8 1 (0.61%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 35 (21.47%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Retail
3 10 (6.13%) Marketing
4 4 (2.45%) Automotive
4 4 (2.45%) Local Government
5 2 (1.23%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (22.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (19.63%) Developer
3 18 (11.04%) Analyst
4 16 (9.82%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) Architect
6 12 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
7 10 (6.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Lead DevOps
8 9 (5.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Junior
9 8 (4.91%) Junior Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Product Manager
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.02%) .NET
2 26 (15.95%) HTML
3 21 (12.88%) Web Services
4 19 (11.66%) Node.js
5 16 (9.82%) CSS
6 13 (7.98%) AngularJS
6 13 (7.98%) HTML5
7 11 (6.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (5.52%) SAML
9 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.91%) REST
10 7 (4.29%) .NET Framework
10 7 (4.29%) jQuery
11 6 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.07%) LAMP
12 5 (3.07%) Middleware
12 5 (3.07%) WCF
13 4 (2.45%) Ajax
13 4 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.66%) Public Cloud
2 14 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.68%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.45%) NHS
8 4 (2.45%) Social Media
9 3 (1.84%) CMDB
9 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.84%) User Experience
10 2 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.23%) FMCG
11 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.61%) PMI
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.72%) Linux
2 21 (12.88%) Unix
3 13 (7.98%) Windows
4 2 (1.23%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.77%) DevOps
3 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (14.11%) Configuration Management
5 22 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (12.88%) Software Engineering
7 20 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (11.66%) Open Source
9 18 (11.04%) ITIL
10 17 (10.43%) Project Management
11 15 (9.20%) Analytics
11 15 (9.20%) Coaching
11 15 (9.20%) Microservices
11 15 (9.20%) Service Delivery
11 15 (9.20%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.59%) Product Management
12 14 (8.59%) Unit Testing
13 13 (7.98%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
2 34 (20.86%) Python
3 32 (19.63%) Java
4 29 (17.79%) SQL
5 26 (15.95%) C#
6 25 (15.34%) PHP
7 22 (13.50%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.29%) C
9 6 (3.68%) Perl
10 4 (2.45%) Ruby
11 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.23%) XPath
13 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.61%) Delphi
13 1 (0.61%) ES6
13 1 (0.61%) ES7
13 1 (0.61%) ES8
13 1 (0.61%) Go
13 1 (0.61%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) ISEB
3 4 (2.45%) CISSP
3 4 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.84%) RHCE
4 3 (1.84%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.23%) CEH
5 2 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.23%) GSEC
6 1 (0.61%) CCA
6 1 (0.61%) CCAA
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.61%) MCITP
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.59%) GDPR
3 10 (6.13%) PMO
4 7 (4.29%) QA
5 5 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (3.07%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (22.70%) Docker
2 13 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) Ansible
2 20 (12.27%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (11.66%) Kubernetes
4 17 (10.43%) Puppet
5 15 (9.20%) Terraform
6 10 (6.13%) Mesos
6 10 (6.13%) rkt
7 9 (5.52%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (3.68%) CFEngine
9 4 (2.45%) OpenVAS
10 3 (1.84%) cPanel
11 2 (1.23%) Nagios
11 2 (1.23%) SmoothWall
12 1 (0.61%) Packer
12 1 (0.61%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.61%) SCCM
12 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (23.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.98%) Oracle
3 10 (6.13%) IBM
4 9 (5.52%) Remedy
5 8 (4.91%) SAP
6 7 (4.29%) Google
6 7 (4.29%) Informatica
6 7 (4.29%) Tableau
6 7 (4.29%) Xamarin
7 6 (3.68%) VMware
8 5 (3.07%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.45%) AlienVault
9 4 (2.45%) Cisco
9 4 (2.45%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.84%) Citrix
10 3 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.84%) Zend