Period
to 5 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 6 months to 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK > England
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 724 845
Rank change year-on-year +100 +121 +146
Permanent jobs citing SAML 212 205 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 167 160 171
10th Percentile £37,200 £41,925 £45,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £60,000 £54,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -28.13% +14.29% +27.27%
75th Percentile £77,500 £100,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,500 £111,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -31.25% +14.29% +27.27%

SAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31,406 37,103 52,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.25% 39.15% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 24,890 31,076 43,549
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SAML in England

SAML
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SAML in England

SAML
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAML in England over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SAML in England

SAML
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the England region over the 6 months to 5 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 +29 87 £55,000 -38.89% 12
North of England +38 52 £75,000 +50.00% 3
South East +72 43 £47,000 -32.86% 6
Yorkshire +2 30 £75,000 +17.65%
North West +28 19 £52,125 +4.25% 2
Midlands +7 17 £41,250 -41.07% 4
West Midlands +6 15 £40,000 -42.86% 1
South West -4 10 £72,500 -10.77% 2
North East +2 3 £51,000 +36.00% 1
East of England +33 2 £30,000 -60.00% 3
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 3
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, IT jobs citing SAML 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 SAML.

1 136 (64.15%) OAuth
2 112 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 90 (42.45%) Azure
4 86 (40.57%) OpenID
5 80 (37.74%) Identity Access Management
6 78 (36.79%) Microsoft
7 77 (36.32%) AWS
8 74 (34.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 72 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (26.89%) Web Services
10 57 (26.89%) Windows
11 55 (25.94%) LDAP
11 55 (25.94%) SQL
12 54 (25.47%) Single Sign-On
13 53 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
14 49 (23.11%) Java
15 48 (22.64%) DevOps
16 46 (21.70%) Identity Management
17 44 (20.75%) Oracle
18 41 (19.34%) ForgeRock
18 41 (19.34%) Test Automation
19 40 (18.87%) TDD
20 39 (18.40%) BDD
21 38 (17.92%) SharePoint
21 38 (17.92%) Serverless
22 37 (17.45%) Scrum
22 37 (17.45%) SailPoint
22 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Intune
23 35 (16.51%) PowerShell
23 35 (16.51%) Kanban

SAML
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 38 (17.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (5.66%) Apache
3 12 (5.66%) Confluence
4 7 (3.30%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.94%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.94%) Mule
7 2 (0.94%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.94%) WordPress
8 1 (0.47%) Appian
Applications
1 12 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Figma
2 1 (0.47%) Maya
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 90 (42.45%) Azure
2 77 (36.32%) AWS
3 74 (34.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 53 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (17.92%) Serverless
6 28 (13.21%) OneDrive
7 23 (10.85%) Azure Functions
7 23 (10.85%) IaaS
8 22 (10.38%) PaaS
9 21 (9.91%) Azure Service Bus
10 20 (9.43%) SaaS
11 11 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (5.19%) Amazon S3
11 11 (5.19%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (5.19%) Mimecast
12 10 (4.72%) Power Platform
13 9 (4.25%) Amazon EKS
13 9 (4.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (3.77%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (2.36%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.79%) Firewall
2 16 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.13%) DNS
4 11 (5.19%) Network Security
5 10 (4.72%) HTTP
6 5 (2.36%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.36%) SSL
7 4 (1.89%) IPv4
7 4 (1.89%) VLAN
8 2 (0.94%) DHCP
8 2 (0.94%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.94%) SNMP
8 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.94%) VoIP
9 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.47%) Skype
9 1 (0.47%) VPN
9 1 (0.47%) VSAN
9 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (5.19%) MySQL
4 11 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.30%) Hazelcast
6 3 (1.42%) Big Data
6 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.47%) KDB
8 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (15.09%) GitLab
2 22 (10.38%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.66%) JIRA
5 10 (4.72%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.72%) Maven
6 7 (3.30%) Gradle
6 7 (3.30%) gulp
7 5 (2.36%) Cypress.io
7 5 (2.36%) Metasploit
7 5 (2.36%) Storybook
7 5 (2.36%) webpack
8 2 (0.94%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.47%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.47%) FishEye
9 1 (0.47%) ScriptRunner
9 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (16.51%) Social Skills
2 30 (14.15%) Finance
3 28 (13.21%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.66%) Banking
4 12 (5.66%) Retail
5 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.83%) Law
7 5 (2.36%) Back Office
7 5 (2.36%) Legal
7 5 (2.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.89%) Advertising
9 2 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 54 (25.47%) Developer
2 26 (12.26%) Architect
3 25 (11.79%) Consultant
3 25 (11.79%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 24 (11.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (11.32%) Software Developer
5 23 (10.85%) Access Developer
5 23 (10.85%) IAM Developer
5 23 (10.85%) Identity Management Developer
6 20 (9.43%) Security Engineer
7 19 (8.96%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (7.55%) IT Engineer
8 16 (7.55%) IT Security Engineer
9 12 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.19%) Analyst
11 10 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (4.25%) Security Architect
12 9 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.77%) Implementation Consultant
13 8 (3.77%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (64.15%) OAuth
2 86 (40.57%) OpenID
3 57 (26.89%) Web Services
4 55 (25.94%) LDAP
5 37 (17.45%) SailPoint
6 34 (16.04%) OAuth2
6 34 (16.04%) XML
7 21 (9.91%) CSS
7 21 (9.91%) REST
8 20 (9.43%) React
9 19 (8.96%) HTML
10 17 (8.02%) JSON
11 16 (7.55%) Node.js
12 14 (6.60%) Spring
13 13 (6.13%) HTML5
13 13 (6.13%) RESTful
14 9 (4.25%) Hibernate
14 9 (4.25%) Spring Boot
15 7 (3.30%) .NET
15 7 (3.30%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.32%) NHS
2 13 (6.13%) PKI
3 12 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.25%) Cloud Native
4 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.77%) User Experience
5 8 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.36%) Online Gambling
8 4 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.94%) Blog
10 2 (0.94%) CMDB
10 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.94%) iPhone
10 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.89%) Windows
2 22 (10.38%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.96%) Linux
4 11 (5.19%) Android
4 11 (5.19%) Unix
5 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (2.36%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.89%) CentOS
7 4 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.74%) Identity Access Management
2 72 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (22.64%) DevOps
4 46 (21.70%) Identity Management
5 41 (19.34%) Test Automation
6 40 (18.87%) TDD
7 39 (18.40%) BDD
8 37 (17.45%) Scrum
9 35 (16.51%) Kanban
10 30 (14.15%) Information Security
10 30 (14.15%) Workflow
11 25 (11.79%) Configuration Management
12 24 (11.32%) Biometrics
12 24 (11.32%) Microservices
12 24 (11.32%) Re-Platforming
12 24 (11.32%) Workflow Analysis
13 19 (8.96%) Task Automation
14 18 (8.49%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (8.02%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.94%) SQL
2 49 (23.11%) Java
3 35 (16.51%) PowerShell
4 22 (10.38%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.02%) Python
6 14 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.30%) Groovy
7 7 (3.30%) Java 8
7 7 (3.30%) Perl
8 5 (2.36%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.89%) C#
9 4 (1.89%) PHP
9 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.94%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.47%) ES6
11 1 (0.47%) Go
11 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Degree
2 19 (8.96%) CISSP
3 14 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.77%) CCNA
5 8 (3.77%) CISA
5 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.83%) CCNP
6 6 (2.83%) CISM
6 6 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.42%) MCP
8 3 (1.42%) MCSA
8 3 (1.42%) MCSE
8 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.94%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.26%) Data Quality
2 17 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.36%) QA
4 4 (1.89%) NIST
5 3 (1.42%) COBIT
5 3 (1.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.47%) COSO
6 1 (0.47%) GDPR
6 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.47%) ITGC
6 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.62%) NDS
3 30 (14.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 13 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (5.66%) Docker
6 6 (2.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 6 (2.83%) Shibboleth
7 4 (1.89%) vSphere
8 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.42%) XenApp
9 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.94%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.47%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 54 (25.47%) Single Sign-On
2 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (15.09%) Terraform
4 28 (13.21%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 21 (9.91%) Nessus
6 13 (6.13%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.72%) Ansible
8 5 (2.36%) Nmap
9 4 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.89%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.89%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.94%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.94%) Nagios
10 2 (0.94%) OpenVAS
10 2 (0.94%) Puppet
10 2 (0.94%) SCCM
10 2 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 78 (36.79%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.75%) Oracle
3 41 (19.34%) ForgeRock
4 35 (16.51%) NetIQ
5 16 (7.55%) VMware
6 15 (7.08%) Okta
7 12 (5.66%) CyberArk
8 11 (5.19%) Apple
9 10 (4.72%) ServiceNow
10 8 (3.77%) Atlassian
10 8 (3.77%) CA
11 7 (3.30%) Cisco
12 6 (2.83%) Citrix
12 6 (2.83%) IBM
13 5 (2.36%) Qualys
14 4 (1.89%) Novell
14 4 (1.89%) OneLogin
14 4 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (1.42%) Google
15 3 (1.42%) Splunk