Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 58 81
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 +42
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 5,569 2,863 4,749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.55% 4.62% 3.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.76% 12.54% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,961 2,439 4,095
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £44,323
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £81,875 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 43,640 22,824 40,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.48% 36.82% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 31,400 19,047 33,771
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SaaS in England.

Salary trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. 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
London +8 2,919 £72,500 +3.57% 454
South East -13 991 £55,000 - 172
North of England +14 499 £55,000 +4.76% 195
Midlands -2 454 £55,000 +7.32% 137
South West +21 384 £47,500 -9.52% 80
North West +26 286 £55,000 - 110
West Midlands -12 254 £59,500 +13.33% 81
East Midlands +15 199 £50,000 - 56
East of England +27 166 £55,000 -1.35% 60
Yorkshire +14 163 £55,000 +15.79% 67
North East -27 52 £49,000 +3.16% 18
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 2,200 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,866 (33.51%) AWS
3 1,643 (29.50%) Azure
4 1,393 (25.01%) JavaScript
5 1,309 (23.51%) DevOps
6 1,293 (23.22%) Social Skills
7 1,089 (19.55%) Finance
8 1,036 (18.60%) PaaS
9 978 (17.56%) SQL
10 897 (16.11%) Docker
11 857 (15.39%) Microservices
12 835 (14.99%) .NET
13 825 (14.81%) React
13 825 (14.81%) Kubernetes
14 799 (14.35%) IaaS
15 779 (13.99%) Software Engineering
16 764 (13.72%) Microsoft
17 738 (13.25%) Python
18 737 (13.23%) HTML
19 719 (12.91%) C#
20 691 (12.41%) CSS
21 633 (11.37%) Java
22 627 (11.26%) Scrum
23 626 (11.24%) Degree
24 624 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
25 595 (10.68%) Full Stack Development
26 594 (10.67%) Node.js
27 533 (9.57%) TypeScript
28 530 (9.52%) User Experience
29 523 (9.39%) AngularJS

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 157 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 125 (2.24%) Confluence
3 116 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 84 (1.51%) IIS
5 73 (1.31%) CMS
6 64 (1.15%) WordPress
7 56 (1.01%) Apache
8 30 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 25 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
11 22 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.34%) nginx
15 18 (0.32%) Documentum
15 18 (0.32%) IBM Domino
16 17 (0.31%) Gunicorn
17 15 (0.27%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 47 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (0.74%) Sketch
5 36 (0.65%) InVision
6 34 (0.61%) Figma
7 27 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.47%) Chatbot
9 18 (0.32%) Adobe XD
10 15 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.27%) MS Visio
10 15 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.25%) Oracle Smart View
12 12 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 11 (0.20%) Zeplin
14 10 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 9 (0.16%) Marvel
16 7 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.090%) UXPin
17 5 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 165 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
2 73 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 61 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
4 44 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 41 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 41 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 30 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 27 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
7 27 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
8 22 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
9 21 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
9 21 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 19 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
11 16 (0.29%) FastStats
11 16 (0.29%) Magento
11 16 (0.29%) TrackWise
12 14 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.23%) Sentinel
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,866 (33.51%) AWS
2 1,643 (29.50%) Azure
3 1,036 (18.60%) PaaS
4 799 (14.35%) IaaS
5 388 (6.97%) GCP
6 374 (6.72%) Serverless
7 290 (5.21%) Microsoft 365
8 209 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
9 202 (3.63%) GitHub
10 194 (3.48%) Power Platform
11 192 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 161 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 122 (2.19%) Amazon S3
14 115 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
15 95 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
16 92 (1.65%) Amazon EKS
17 91 (1.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 79 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
19 75 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
20 70 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 232 (4.17%) Firewall
2 179 (3.21%) DNS
3 119 (2.14%) VPN
4 98 (1.76%) Network Security
5 92 (1.65%) HTTP
6 76 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 70 (1.26%) Internet
8 67 (1.20%) SAN
9 64 (1.15%) WAN
10 61 (1.10%) DHCP
11 53 (0.95%) LAN
12 40 (0.72%) SSL
13 37 (0.66%) VoIP
14 30 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (0.41%) VLAN
16 22 (0.40%) SMTP
17 20 (0.36%) MPLS
18 17 (0.31%) AMQP
19 15 (0.27%) Unified Communications
19 15 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 391 (7.02%) MySQL
3 309 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
4 287 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 244 (4.38%) MongoDB
6 183 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 178 (3.20%) Big Data
8 127 (2.28%) Power BI
9 114 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 108 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
11 107 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 92 (1.65%) Redis
13 72 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 69 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 53 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 51 (0.92%) Hadoop
18 50 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
19 48 (0.86%) Tableau
20 43 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 502 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 368 (6.61%) JIRA
3 296 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 138 (2.48%) Selenium
5 135 (2.42%) GitLab
6 123 (2.21%) Cypress.io
7 116 (2.08%) webpack
8 85 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 78 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 76 (1.36%) Postman
11 68 (1.22%) Bitbucket
12 66 (1.19%) Cucumber
13 53 (0.95%) Gradle
13 53 (0.95%) SpecFlow
14 51 (0.92%) Visual Studio
15 50 (0.90%) Maven
16 46 (0.83%) git-flow
17 44 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
18 43 (0.77%) CircleCI
19 40 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,293 (23.22%) Social Skills
2 1,089 (19.55%) Finance
3 473 (8.49%) Marketing
4 372 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
5 217 (3.90%) Retail
6 196 (3.52%) Banking
7 163 (2.93%) Public Sector
8 144 (2.59%) Games
9 136 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
10 130 (2.33%) Law
11 123 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
12 117 (2.10%) Telecoms
13 116 (2.08%) Manufacturing
14 115 (2.07%) Legal
15 97 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
16 84 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 73 (1.31%) Electronics
18 66 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 63 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
19 63 (1.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,422 (25.53%) Developer
2 595 (10.68%) Architect
3 388 (6.97%) Senior Developer
4 318 (5.71%) Software Engineer
5 284 (5.10%) Consultant
6 276 (4.96%) Analyst
7 264 (4.74%) Full Stack Developer
8 228 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 223 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 221 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
11 208 (3.73%) .NET Developer
12 196 (3.52%) Product Manager
13 166 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
14 159 (2.86%) Software Developer
15 152 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
16 146 (2.62%) Project Manager
17 144 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 141 (2.53%) Java Developer
18 141 (2.53%) React Developer
19 139 (2.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 835 (14.99%) .NET
2 825 (14.81%) React
3 737 (13.23%) HTML
4 691 (12.41%) CSS
5 594 (10.67%) Node.js
6 523 (9.39%) AngularJS
7 446 (8.01%) REST
8 414 (7.43%) Web Services
9 398 (7.15%) .NET Core
10 337 (6.05%) RESTful
11 280 (5.03%) HTML5
12 261 (4.69%) GraphQL
13 244 (4.38%) .NET Framework
14 238 (4.27%) Vue.js
15 214 (3.84%) Redux
15 214 (3.84%) Spring
16 199 (3.57%) Kafka
17 175 (3.14%) Sass
18 169 (3.03%) JSON
19 165 (2.96%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 530 (9.52%) User Experience
2 284 (5.10%) Public Cloud
3 252 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
4 202 (3.63%) Cloud Native
5 176 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 161 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 160 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 158 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 137 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
10 123 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 110 (1.98%) Virtual Team
12 95 (1.71%) Data Structures
13 86 (1.54%) Life Science
14 83 (1.49%) Algorithms
15 82 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
16 74 (1.33%) Blog
17 73 (1.31%) Private Cloud
18 39 (0.70%) Marketing Technology
19 33 (0.59%) Hedge funds
20 31 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 501 (9.00%) Linux
2 401 (7.20%) Windows
3 199 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 157 (2.82%) Android
5 156 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 137 (2.46%) Unix
7 50 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 41 (0.74%) VMS
10 37 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
11 33 (0.59%) CentOS
12 31 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
13 28 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 26 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.32%) Debian
16 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
19 11 (0.20%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.090%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,200 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,309 (23.51%) DevOps
3 857 (15.39%) Microservices
4 779 (13.99%) Software Engineering
5 627 (11.26%) Scrum
6 624 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
7 595 (10.68%) Full Stack Development
8 498 (8.94%) Fintech
9 490 (8.80%) Test Automation
10 458 (8.22%) TDD
11 447 (8.03%) Mentoring
12 439 (7.88%) Computer Science
13 409 (7.34%) Project Management
14 400 (7.18%) Analytics
15 390 (7.00%) B2B
16 343 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
17 339 (6.09%) ERP
18 327 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
19 326 (5.85%) Front End Development
20 303 (5.44%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1,393 (25.01%) JavaScript
2 978 (17.56%) SQL
3 738 (13.25%) Python
4 719 (12.91%) C#
5 633 (11.37%) Java
6 533 (9.57%) TypeScript
7 399 (7.16%) PHP
8 388 (6.97%) PowerShell
9 192 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 170 (3.05%) Go
11 154 (2.77%) Ruby
12 124 (2.23%) T-SQL
13 116 (2.08%) ES6
14 100 (1.80%) C++
14 100 (1.80%) Kotlin
15 98 (1.76%) C
16 76 (1.36%) Java 8
17 69 (1.24%) Perl
18 55 (0.99%) Scala
19 49 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 626 (11.24%) Degree
2 259 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 232 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 184 (3.30%) Oracle Certification
5 144 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 94 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 60 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (1.01%) Master's Degree
9 40 (0.72%) CISSP
10 39 (0.70%) OCP
10 39 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 34 (0.61%) PhD
12 29 (0.52%) PMP
13 27 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (0.48%) MCSA
14 23 (0.41%) CISM
15 22 (0.40%) ISTQB
15 22 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (0.40%) MBA
16 21 (0.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (6.52%) QA
2 131 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (1.74%) GDPR
4 68 (1.22%) SLA
5 57 (1.02%) GRC
6 51 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.79%) Accessibility
8 41 (0.74%) Data Quality
9 38 (0.68%) NIST
10 29 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
11 25 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.34%) PMO
13 18 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 14 (0.25%) SOC 2
15 9 (0.16%) ITGC
16 8 (0.14%) CDISC
16 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 6 (0.11%) HIPAA
19 5 (0.090%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 897 (16.11%) Docker
2 352 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 168 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.95%) vSphere
6 31 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.27%) VMware NSX
10 13 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.13%) XenApp
13 6 (0.11%) NFS
13 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.090%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.072%) HDFS
16 3 (0.054%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.054%) LXC
17 2 (0.036%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 825 (14.81%) Kubernetes
2 444 (7.97%) Terraform
3 246 (4.42%) Ansible
4 181 (3.25%) Puppet
5 146 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (1.40%) SCCM
7 60 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (0.70%) Grafana
9 37 (0.66%) Prometheus
9 37 (0.66%) SCOM
10 36 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 27 (0.48%) CFEngine
11 27 (0.48%) Nagios
12 24 (0.43%) Packer
13 22 (0.40%) vRealize
14 20 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 19 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
15 19 (0.34%) Istio
15 19 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
16 17 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 764 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 424 (7.61%) Oracle
3 251 (4.51%) Google
4 208 (3.73%) VMware
5 151 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
6 123 (2.21%) SAP
7 94 (1.69%) Adobe
8 79 (1.42%) Cisco
9 71 (1.27%) IBM
10 64 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 53 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 49 (0.88%) HP
13 47 (0.84%) Citrix
14 46 (0.83%) Dell
15 42 (0.75%) Xamarin
16 37 (0.66%) JD Edwards
16 37 (0.66%) MuleSoft
17 35 (0.63%) Splunk
17 35 (0.63%) Zend
18 32 (0.57%) Veeam