Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 63 91
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 +19
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,227 3,935 4,631
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.42% 4.27% 3.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.87% 12.12% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,387 3,302 3,989
10th Percentile £36,188 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £97,375 £89,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%

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 32,832 32,473 38,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.11% 35.21% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26,526 26,905 31,661
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £57,361 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +4.29% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +18 1,926 £70,000 - 304
South East -2 810 £55,000 - 164
North of England +20 435 £52,500 - 160
South West +41 398 £47,500 - 64
Midlands +6 354 £52,500 - 95
North West +46 262 £55,000 - 92
West Midlands +27 237 £56,250 +2.27% 64
East of England +19 155 £55,000 +4.76% 38
Yorkshire +39 136 £52,500 +10.53% 48
East Midlands -6 117 £52,500 +5.00% 31
North East -31 39 £47,500 - 20
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,731 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,392 (32.93%) AWS
3 1,287 (30.45%) Azure
4 1,127 (26.66%) JavaScript
5 1,000 (23.66%) DevOps
6 904 (21.39%) Social Skills
7 765 (18.10%) PaaS
8 750 (17.74%) Finance
9 717 (16.96%) Microservices
10 686 (16.23%) SQL
11 639 (15.12%) Docker
12 621 (14.69%) .NET
13 602 (14.24%) Kubernetes
14 595 (14.08%) Microsoft
15 592 (14.01%) C#
16 582 (13.77%) IaaS
17 577 (13.65%) HTML
18 576 (13.63%) Python
19 557 (13.18%) Java
20 535 (12.66%) CSS
21 528 (12.49%) Software Engineering
22 502 (11.88%) Scrum
23 490 (11.59%) React
24 433 (10.24%) SQL Server
25 432 (10.22%) Degree
26 420 (9.94%) Node.js
27 415 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
28 400 (9.46%) Linux
29 394 (9.32%) User Experience
30 393 (9.30%) 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
1 121 (2.86%) Confluence
2 114 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 83 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 70 (1.66%) WordPress
5 56 (1.32%) IIS
6 43 (1.02%) Apache
7 40 (0.95%) CMS
8 28 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 21 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 17 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.40%) nginx
13 16 (0.38%) MS Exchange
13 16 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
14 14 (0.33%) EPiServer
14 14 (0.33%) Kentico
14 14 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.90%) InVision
4 30 (0.71%) Sketch
5 27 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 21 (0.50%) Figma
9 19 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
10 18 (0.43%) Chatbot
11 13 (0.31%) Zeplin
12 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.24%) Marvel
14 9 (0.21%) UXPin
15 6 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 3 (0.071%) CINEMA 4D
17 3 (0.071%) Flinto
17 3 (0.071%) InDesign
17 3 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 109 (2.58%) Oracle ERP
2 28 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 26 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.62%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 25 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 19 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 17 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 15 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 14 (0.33%) nopCommerce
11 13 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
14 8 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
14 8 (0.19%) Sentinel
15 7 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,392 (32.93%) AWS
2 1,287 (30.45%) Azure
3 765 (18.10%) PaaS
4 582 (13.77%) IaaS
5 346 (8.19%) GCP
6 258 (6.10%) Serverless
7 240 (5.68%) Microsoft 365
8 163 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 150 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
10 136 (3.22%) GitHub
11 121 (2.86%) Power Platform
12 107 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 94 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
14 82 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
15 70 (1.66%) Amazon S3
16 65 (1.54%) Azure Functions
17 62 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
18 56 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 46 (1.09%) Azure Service Bus
20 39 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 178 (4.21%) Firewall
2 123 (2.91%) DNS
3 91 (2.15%) HTTP
4 86 (2.03%) Internet
5 73 (1.73%) VPN
6 60 (1.42%) Network Security
7 54 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 51 (1.21%) SAN
9 44 (1.04%) DHCP
10 34 (0.80%) VLAN
11 32 (0.76%) WAN
12 29 (0.69%) SSL
13 24 (0.57%) LAN
14 23 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (0.54%) DMZ
14 23 (0.54%) VoIP
15 21 (0.50%) Wireshark
16 14 (0.33%) AMQP
16 14 (0.33%) MPLS
16 14 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 229 (5.42%) MySQL
3 195 (4.61%) MongoDB
4 160 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 137 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 130 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 106 (2.51%) Big Data
8 96 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 62 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
10 52 (1.23%) Power BI
11 48 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 46 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 45 (1.06%) Redis
14 39 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 37 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 37 (0.88%) Data Lake
16 34 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 31 (0.73%) RDBMS
19 28 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 334 (7.90%) Git (software)
2 302 (7.14%) JIRA
3 289 (6.84%) Jenkins
4 73 (1.73%) Bitbucket
5 72 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 70 (1.66%) Cypress.io
7 59 (1.40%) Selenium
8 58 (1.37%) GitLab
8 58 (1.37%) Maven
8 58 (1.37%) webpack
9 53 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 45 (1.06%) Gradle
11 41 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 41 (0.97%) Grunt
12 40 (0.95%) gulp
13 39 (0.92%) Postman
14 37 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 34 (0.80%) JUnit
16 33 (0.78%) Jasmine
17 31 (0.73%) JMeter
General
1 904 (21.39%) Social Skills
2 750 (17.74%) Finance
3 372 (8.80%) Marketing
4 265 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (3.41%) Retail
6 138 (3.26%) Public Sector
7 137 (3.24%) Banking
8 110 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 109 (2.58%) Games
10 105 (2.48%) Manufacturing
11 104 (2.46%) Legal
12 87 (2.06%) Law
13 84 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
14 74 (1.75%) Electronics
15 72 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
16 68 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
17 65 (1.54%) Billing
18 49 (1.16%) Advertising
19 40 (0.95%) Public Speaking
20 28 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,162 (27.49%) Developer
2 348 (8.23%) Architect
3 313 (7.40%) Senior Developer
4 281 (6.65%) Analyst
5 214 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 213 (5.04%) Consultant
7 200 (4.73%) Software Engineer
8 191 (4.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 174 (4.12%) .NET Developer
10 170 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 153 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 152 (3.60%) Business Analyst
12 152 (3.60%) Product Manager
13 142 (3.36%) Software Developer
14 137 (3.24%) Java Developer
15 126 (2.98%) C# Developer
16 125 (2.96%) React Developer
17 122 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
18 118 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 110 (2.60%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (14.69%) .NET
2 577 (13.65%) HTML
3 535 (12.66%) CSS
4 490 (11.59%) React
5 420 (9.94%) Node.js
6 393 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 334 (7.90%) REST
8 294 (6.96%) Web Services
9 251 (5.94%) .NET Core
10 242 (5.73%) RESTful
11 230 (5.44%) HTML5
12 197 (4.66%) Spring
13 166 (3.93%) Vue.js
14 157 (3.71%) .NET Framework
15 148 (3.50%) ASP.NET
16 140 (3.31%) Sass
17 134 (3.17%) jQuery
18 132 (3.12%) XML
19 128 (3.03%) Kafka
20 120 (2.84%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 394 (9.32%) User Experience
2 206 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
3 195 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 150 (3.55%) Data Centre
5 139 (3.29%) Cloud Native
6 134 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 109 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 107 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 96 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 80 (1.89%) Algorithms
11 79 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 67 (1.59%) Blog
13 53 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 49 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 36 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
16 34 (0.80%) NHS
17 32 (0.76%) Social Media
18 25 (0.59%) Wiki
19 21 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
20 20 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 400 (9.46%) Linux
2 374 (8.85%) Windows
3 190 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 125 (2.96%) Android
5 108 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.56%) Unix
7 65 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 63 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.50%) CentOS
13 17 (0.40%) Debian
13 17 (0.40%) VMS
14 16 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.12%) SUSE
19 4 (0.095%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,731 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,000 (23.66%) DevOps
3 717 (16.96%) Microservices
4 528 (12.49%) Software Engineering
5 502 (11.88%) Scrum
6 415 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
7 392 (9.27%) Fintech
8 358 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 340 (8.04%) TDD
10 339 (8.02%) Mentoring
11 299 (7.07%) Project Management
12 277 (6.55%) B2B
13 274 (6.48%) Computer Science
14 273 (6.46%) Analytics
15 272 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
16 255 (6.03%) SDLC
17 245 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
18 237 (5.61%) Front End Development
19 213 (5.04%) Migration
20 210 (4.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,127 (26.66%) JavaScript
2 686 (16.23%) SQL
3 592 (14.01%) C#
4 576 (13.63%) Python
5 557 (13.18%) Java
6 354 (8.37%) TypeScript
7 284 (6.72%) PowerShell
8 228 (5.39%) PHP
9 106 (2.51%) Go
10 100 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 93 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 92 (2.18%) Ruby
13 67 (1.59%) C
14 66 (1.56%) C++
15 55 (1.30%) Java 8
16 51 (1.21%) ES6
17 39 (0.92%) Perl
18 38 (0.90%) Kotlin
19 37 (0.88%) PL/SQL
20 35 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 432 (10.22%) Degree
2 234 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 155 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 119 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 117 (2.77%) Oracle Certification
6 105 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 65 (1.54%) CISSP
8 51 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (1.04%) Master's Degree
10 40 (0.95%) CISM
11 38 (0.90%) CISA
12 34 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (0.71%) PMI Certification
14 28 (0.66%) AWS Certification
15 24 (0.57%) MCSE
16 19 (0.45%) CIPD
17 18 (0.43%) PMP
18 17 (0.40%) DV Cleared
19 15 (0.35%) CCNA
19 15 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (5.37%) QA
2 129 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (2.13%) GDPR
4 50 (1.18%) GRC
4 50 (1.18%) NIST
5 48 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 47 (1.11%) SLA
7 22 (0.52%) PMO
8 21 (0.50%) ITGC
9 19 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.40%) HIPAA
11 15 (0.35%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 14 (0.33%) WAI
13 13 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.28%) SOC 2
15 9 (0.21%) NCSC
16 8 (0.19%) COBIT
17 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 4 (0.095%) NIST 800
System Software
1 639 (15.12%) Docker
2 307 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 165 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.90%) vSphere
6 36 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.19%) Xen
11 7 (0.17%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.12%) pfSense
14 4 (0.095%) HDFS
14 4 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.071%) XenApp
16 2 (0.047%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.047%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.047%) LXC
Systems Management
1 602 (14.24%) Kubernetes
2 333 (7.88%) Terraform
3 236 (5.58%) Ansible
4 105 (2.48%) Puppet
5 86 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (1.89%) SCCM
7 65 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 40 (0.95%) SCOM
9 25 (0.59%) Nagios
10 24 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
10 24 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (0.50%) CFEngine
11 21 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
12 18 (0.43%) Packer
13 13 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (0.28%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.26%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 595 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 271 (6.41%) Oracle
3 227 (5.37%) Google
4 204 (4.83%) VMware
5 128 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 98 (2.32%) SAP
7 82 (1.94%) Cisco
8 79 (1.87%) Adobe
9 45 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 45 (1.06%) Veeam
10 41 (0.97%) Citrix
11 39 (0.92%) JD Edwards
11 39 (0.92%) Splunk
12 38 (0.90%) HP
13 36 (0.85%) PagerDuty
14 34 (0.80%) Atlassian
15 31 (0.73%) Apple
16 30 (0.71%) Sitecore
17 29 (0.69%) Databricks
18 28 (0.66%) Dell