Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 653 833 960
Rank change year-on-year +180 +127 -6
Permanent jobs citing SAML 211 251 222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 177 181 168
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -12.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £95,000 £80,750
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -15.38%

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 32,670 51,443 65,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.56% 38.42% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 27,095 42,422 55,076
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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 +185 128 £90,000 +10.77% 7
South East +76 29 £70,000 - 5
North of England +121 24 £50,000 +3.09% 2
West Midlands +65 14 £67,500 +8.00% 4
Midlands +50 14 £67,500 +12.50% 4
North West +74 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +116 8 £63,750 -8.93% 1
South West +93 8 £82,500 +26.92% 3
East of England +80 8 £75,000 +42.86%
North East +23 7 £37,500 -22.68%
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 111 (52.61%) OAuth
2 89 (42.18%) Identity Access Management
3 84 (39.81%) OpenID
4 65 (30.81%) CISSP
5 64 (30.33%) Information Security
6 61 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 60 (28.44%) Security Architecture
8 58 (27.49%) ForgeRock
9 57 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (27.01%) CCNP
9 57 (27.01%) CCNA
10 55 (26.07%) Identity Management
11 52 (24.64%) SailPoint
12 48 (22.75%) CyberArk
13 47 (22.27%) Web Services
14 43 (20.38%) Single Sign-On
15 41 (19.43%) LDAP
16 40 (18.96%) SOAP
16 40 (18.96%) REST
17 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
18 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
18 34 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
18 34 (16.11%) Azure
19 32 (15.17%) Active Directory
20 29 (13.74%) Windows
21 28 (13.27%) DevOps
22 27 (12.80%) MuleSoft
23 26 (12.32%) Java
24 23 (10.90%) Finance
25 22 (10.43%) XML

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 13 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.84%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.90%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.95%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.95%) Apache
5 2 (0.95%) Appian
5 2 (0.95%) JBoss
5 2 (0.95%) Liferay
5 2 (0.95%) Mule
5 2 (0.95%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.95%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.11%) Azure
2 19 (9.00%) AWS
3 18 (8.53%) Apigee
3 18 (8.53%) GCP
3 18 (8.53%) SaaS
4 17 (8.06%) Office 365
5 13 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.37%) IaaS
6 5 (2.37%) Serverless
7 4 (1.90%) Boomi
7 4 (1.90%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.95%) GitHub
8 2 (0.95%) PaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.58%) Firewall
2 15 (7.11%) SSL
3 12 (5.69%) VPN
4 11 (5.21%) DNS
5 8 (3.79%) HTTP
6 7 (3.32%) Internet
6 7 (3.32%) Network Security
6 7 (3.32%) Skype
7 6 (2.84%) NetScaler
7 6 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (2.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (2.84%) SAN
7 6 (2.84%) VSAN
8 5 (2.37%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.90%) TACACS
9 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.90%) VoIP
10 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.95%) SMTP
11 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.32%) MySQL
1 7 (3.32%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.90%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.95%) DB2
6 2 (0.95%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.32%) GitLab
3 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.84%) JIRA
3 6 (2.84%) Maven
3 6 (2.84%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.37%) Metasploit
4 5 (2.37%) Snyk
5 4 (1.90%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.95%) Ant
6 2 (0.95%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.47%) GoCD
7 1 (0.47%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.47%) OllyDbg
7 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (10.90%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Banking
3 9 (4.27%) Retail
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
5 5 (2.37%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Advertising
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 45 (21.33%) Developer
2 35 (16.59%) Consultant
3 26 (12.32%) Architect
4 20 (9.48%) Identity Management Manager
4 20 (9.48%) Senior Manager
5 19 (9.00%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.32%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.32%) Subject Matter Expert
7 7 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (2.84%) Citrix Consultant
8 6 (2.84%) Citrix Technical Consultant
8 6 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (2.84%) Integration Developer
8 6 (2.84%) SAP Architect
8 6 (2.84%) SAP Developer
8 6 (2.84%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (2.84%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (2.84%) VMware Consultant
8 6 (2.84%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (52.61%) OAuth
2 84 (39.81%) OpenID
3 52 (24.64%) SailPoint
4 47 (22.27%) Web Services
5 41 (19.43%) LDAP
6 40 (18.96%) REST
6 40 (18.96%) SOAP
7 22 (10.43%) XML
8 21 (9.95%) JMS
8 21 (9.95%) JSON
9 18 (8.53%) CSS
10 16 (7.58%) IDoc
10 16 (7.58%) SAP PI
10 16 (7.58%) XACML
11 14 (6.64%) HTML
11 14 (6.64%) JDBC
12 12 (5.69%) .NET
12 12 (5.69%) RESTful
13 11 (5.21%) OAuth2
14 10 (4.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.16%) PKI
2 9 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.79%) Clustering
3 8 (3.79%) Replication
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Licensing
4 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.95%) Life Science
5 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.74%) Windows
2 22 (10.43%) Linux
3 18 (8.53%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.37%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) Unix
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (42.18%) Identity Access Management
2 64 (30.33%) Information Security
3 60 (28.44%) Security Architecture
4 55 (26.07%) Identity Management
5 34 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (13.27%) DevOps
7 17 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (7.58%) Computer Science
8 16 (7.58%) TDD
9 15 (7.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 15 (7.11%) Software Engineering
10 14 (6.64%) Infrastructure Automation
11 13 (6.16%) Configuration Management
11 13 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (5.69%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (5.69%) SDLC
13 11 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (5.21%) Microservices
14 10 (4.74%) BDD
14 10 (4.74%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
2 26 (12.32%) Java
3 21 (9.95%) SQL
4 16 (7.58%) Groovy
5 8 (3.79%) Python
6 7 (3.32%) C++
7 6 (2.84%) C#
8 5 (2.37%) Go
9 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.95%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (30.81%) CISSP
2 57 (27.01%) CCNA
2 57 (27.01%) CCNP
2 57 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (9.48%) Degree
4 11 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (4.74%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.32%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.37%) PhD
8 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.95%) CISA
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB
10 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.64%) QA
3 8 (3.79%) SLA
4 4 (1.90%) RMADS
5 3 (1.42%) NIST
6 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.47%) NCSC
7 1 (0.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (15.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.79%) XenApp
5 7 (3.32%) Docker
5 7 (3.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.32%) vSphere
5 7 (3.32%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.84%) vCloud
6 6 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.84%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.84%) Xen
7 5 (2.37%) NDS
7 5 (2.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.95%) LXC
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (20.38%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (5.69%) Ansible
3 11 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.74%) Puppet
5 8 (3.79%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.79%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.84%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (2.84%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.37%) Nessus
7 5 (2.37%) Nmap
7 5 (2.37%) Sysdig
7 5 (2.37%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.95%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.95%) Terraform
11 1 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.47%) rkt
Vendors
1 58 (27.49%) ForgeRock
2 48 (22.75%) CyberArk
3 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.80%) MuleSoft
5 16 (7.58%) SAP
6 15 (7.11%) Google
7 13 (6.16%) IBM
7 13 (6.16%) Oracle
7 13 (6.16%) VMware
8 10 (4.74%) Dell
9 9 (4.27%) Citrix
9 9 (4.27%) ServiceNow
10 8 (3.79%) Okta
10 8 (3.79%) Veeam
11 7 (3.32%) CA
11 7 (3.32%) Cisco
12 6 (2.84%) EMC
12 6 (2.84%) NetApp
12 6 (2.84%) Sybase
12 6 (2.84%) Zerto