Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 81 116
Rank change year-on-year +30 +35 +12
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,194 4,567 4,365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.79% 3.55% 2.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.18% 11.31% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 4,277 3,851
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 18,012 40,389 38,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.29% 31.42% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15,095 33,107 31,387
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +8.91%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +20 1,003 £70,000 +3.70% 150
South East +26 544 £57,500 +4.55% 92
North of England +64 225 £54,000 -0.30% 90
Midlands +79 207 £54,750 +9.50% 38
South West +64 153 £52,500 +5.00% 33
West Midlands +71 134 £57,500 +15.00% 14
North West +35 119 £65,000 +13.04% 44
Yorkshire +97 74 £45,000 -5.26% 40
East Midlands +53 68 £50,000 +2.56% 24
East of England -11 56 £70,000 +16.67% 22
North East 0 32 £50,000 -4.76% 6
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 785 (35.78%) AWS
2 755 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
3 690 (31.45%) Azure
4 546 (24.89%) JavaScript
5 539 (24.57%) DevOps
6 419 (19.10%) Finance
7 411 (18.73%) PaaS
8 387 (17.64%) Python
9 362 (16.50%) .NET
10 351 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 341 (15.54%) IaaS
12 332 (15.13%) SQL
13 323 (14.72%) Microservices
14 320 (14.59%) Java
15 300 (13.67%) HTML
15 300 (13.67%) Docker
16 291 (13.26%) C#
17 280 (12.76%) CSS
18 267 (12.17%) Kubernetes
19 252 (11.49%) Scrum
20 242 (11.03%) Linux
21 223 (10.16%) Analytics
22 220 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
22 220 (10.03%) Software Engineering
23 219 (9.98%) Windows
24 211 (9.62%) SQL Server
25 208 (9.48%) Degree
25 208 (9.48%) Serverless
26 203 (9.25%) React
27 201 (9.16%) 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 69 (3.14%) IIS
2 58 (2.64%) Confluence
3 56 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 21 (0.96%) CMS
8 20 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.82%) SAS
10 13 (0.59%) Apache
11 11 (0.50%) WordPress
12 8 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.32%) nginx
13 7 (0.32%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.27%) Mendix
14 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.18%) Anypoint
17 3 (0.14%) Drupal
17 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.46%) Sketch
3 29 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.96%) InVision
5 18 (0.82%) Zeplin
6 16 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.68%) Figma
8 12 (0.55%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (0.27%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.046%) InDesign
15 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 33 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.73%) SAP GTS
5 11 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.18%) Eikon
8 4 (0.18%) Magento
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 785 (35.78%) AWS
2 690 (31.45%) Azure
3 411 (18.73%) PaaS
4 341 (15.54%) IaaS
5 208 (9.48%) Serverless
6 132 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
7 120 (5.47%) Office 365
8 109 (4.97%) GCP
9 94 (4.28%) Power Platform
10 61 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
10 61 (2.78%) Amazon S3
11 58 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 45 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
13 42 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
14 40 (1.82%) GitHub
15 38 (1.73%) Azure Functions
16 37 (1.69%) PowerApps
17 34 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 28 (1.28%) Route 53
19 27 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.51%) Firewall
2 89 (4.06%) DNS
3 66 (3.01%) Internet
4 49 (2.23%) VPN
5 45 (2.05%) Skype
6 41 (1.87%) HTTP
7 38 (1.73%) TCP/IP
8 35 (1.60%) WAN
9 31 (1.41%) SAN
10 28 (1.28%) LAN
11 23 (1.05%) SSL
12 19 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (0.82%) Network Security
14 13 (0.59%) VoIP
15 9 (0.41%) AMQP
15 9 (0.41%) WebEx
16 7 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (0.32%) iSCSI
16 7 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.34%) MongoDB
3 118 (5.38%) Big Data
4 114 (5.20%) MySQL
5 104 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 68 (3.10%) Data Lake
7 60 (2.73%) Power BI
8 55 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 45 (2.05%) Redis
11 44 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
12 36 (1.64%) Relational Database
13 31 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 31 (1.41%) Snowflake Schema
14 28 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
16 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 133 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 109 (4.97%) JIRA
3 104 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 71 (3.24%) Selenium
5 48 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (1.41%) Postman
7 29 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 29 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 28 (1.28%) webpack
9 25 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (1.09%) Mocha
10 24 (1.09%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.05%) SpecFlow
12 20 (0.91%) JMeter
13 19 (0.87%) JUnit
14 18 (0.82%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.77%) Grunt
16 16 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (0.73%) Jasmine
17 15 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 419 (19.10%) Finance
2 180 (8.20%) Marketing
3 110 (5.01%) Law
4 85 (3.87%) Retail
5 56 (2.55%) Public Sector
6 48 (2.19%) Banking
7 43 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.82%) Legal
9 33 (1.50%) Advertising
10 30 (1.37%) Games
11 27 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 24 (1.09%) Electronics
13 20 (0.91%) Publishing
14 15 (0.68%) Automotive
14 15 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.64%) German Language
16 13 (0.59%) Back Office
17 11 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.46%) French Language
19 8 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 570 (25.98%) Developer
2 280 (12.76%) Architect
3 187 (8.52%) Senior Developer
4 142 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 140 (6.38%) Analyst
6 116 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
7 105 (4.79%) Consultant
8 97 (4.42%) .NET Developer
9 90 (4.10%) Software Developer
10 79 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
11 72 (3.28%) Java Developer
12 71 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
13 66 (3.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 65 (2.96%) Product Manager
15 62 (2.83%) AWS Engineer
16 61 (2.78%) Designer
17 58 (2.64%) React Developer
18 57 (2.60%) C# Developer
19 55 (2.51%) Business Analyst
20 52 (2.37%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (16.50%) .NET
2 300 (13.67%) HTML
3 280 (12.76%) CSS
4 203 (9.25%) React
5 201 (9.16%) AngularJS
6 195 (8.89%) Node.js
7 176 (8.02%) REST
8 165 (7.52%) Web Services
9 117 (5.33%) .NET Core
10 94 (4.28%) RESTful
11 93 (4.24%) HTML5
12 87 (3.97%) ASP.NET
13 79 (3.60%) Kafka
14 77 (3.51%) JSON
15 73 (3.33%) .NET Framework
16 71 (3.24%) SOAP
17 70 (3.19%) Spring
18 68 (3.10%) jQuery
18 68 (3.10%) XML
19 66 (3.01%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 194 (8.84%) User Experience
2 100 (4.56%) Public Cloud
3 99 (4.51%) Cloud Native
4 95 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (4.19%) Mobile App
6 84 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
8 59 (2.69%) Data Centre
9 58 (2.64%) Management Information System
10 48 (2.19%) Algorithms
11 46 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
12 41 (1.87%) Virtual Team
13 34 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.00%) Social Media
16 21 (0.96%) Private Cloud
17 20 (0.91%) FMCG
18 19 (0.87%) CMDB
19 18 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 18 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 242 (11.03%) Linux
2 219 (9.98%) Windows
3 114 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 47 (2.14%) Android
5 35 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 23 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.87%) Unix
10 14 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (0.50%) VMS
12 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.23%) CentOS
15 4 (0.18%) Debian
15 4 (0.18%) Mesosphere
16 3 (0.14%) Android TV
16 3 (0.14%) tvOS
17 2 (0.091%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (24.57%) DevOps
3 323 (14.72%) Microservices
4 252 (11.49%) Scrum
5 223 (10.16%) Analytics
6 220 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
6 220 (10.03%) Software Engineering
7 201 (9.16%) Fintech
8 199 (9.07%) Test Automation
9 183 (8.34%) TDD
10 171 (7.79%) Mentoring
11 143 (6.52%) CRM
12 138 (6.29%) Migration
13 136 (6.20%) Computer Science
14 135 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
15 121 (5.52%) MVC
16 117 (5.33%) BDD
17 116 (5.29%) ITIL
18 113 (5.15%) B2B
18 113 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 546 (24.89%) JavaScript
2 387 (17.64%) Python
3 332 (15.13%) SQL
4 320 (14.59%) Java
5 291 (13.26%) C#
6 186 (8.48%) PowerShell
7 129 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 106 (4.83%) PHP
9 61 (2.78%) Go
9 61 (2.78%) Ruby
10 38 (1.73%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.69%) Scala
12 35 (1.60%) R
13 33 (1.50%) ES6
14 32 (1.46%) C++
14 32 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.73%) C
17 15 (0.68%) Kotlin
17 15 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 208 (9.48%) Degree
2 66 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.41%) AWS Certification
7 23 (1.05%) CISSP
8 18 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.77%) MCSE
10 16 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.46%) CCNA
12 10 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (0.36%) MCSA
13 8 (0.36%) MCTS
13 8 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.32%) CISM
14 7 (0.32%) MCITP
14 7 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.92%) QA
2 71 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (2.32%) SLA
4 43 (1.96%) NIST
5 36 (1.64%) GDPR
6 35 (1.60%) NIST 800
7 16 (0.73%) COBIT
8 14 (0.64%) NCSC
9 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.36%) PMO
11 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.091%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 300 (13.67%) Docker
2 123 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 77 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (0.64%) XenApp
6 10 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.27%) Kamailio
7 6 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.23%) Varnish
9 2 (0.091%) HDFS
9 2 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.091%) vSphere
10 1 (0.046%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.046%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.046%) KVM
10 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.046%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 267 (12.17%) Kubernetes
2 199 (9.07%) Terraform
3 135 (6.15%) Ansible
4 98 (4.47%) Puppet
5 84 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (2.28%) SCCM
7 31 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
8 29 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (1.28%) Grafana
10 26 (1.19%) Prometheus
11 19 (0.87%) HP UCMDB
12 14 (0.64%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.59%) WSUS
14 11 (0.50%) Packer
14 11 (0.50%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.46%) Consul
15 10 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 9 (0.41%) Nagios
16 9 (0.41%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 351 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.60%) Google
2 101 (4.60%) VMware
3 94 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
4 89 (4.06%) Oracle
5 78 (3.56%) SAP
6 57 (2.60%) HP
7 53 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 51 (2.32%) Cisco
9 40 (1.82%) Remedy
10 36 (1.64%) Citrix
11 34 (1.55%) Adobe
12 33 (1.50%) Databricks
13 32 (1.46%) Splunk
14 29 (1.32%) IBM
15 24 (1.09%) Sparx
16 21 (0.96%) Dell
16 21 (0.96%) hybris
17 19 (0.87%) BMC
17 19 (0.87%) Tableau