Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 97 111
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 +28
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 153 157 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.97% 2.74% 2.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.46% 14.63% 19.09%
Number of salaries quoted 102 107 69
Scotland median annual salary £54,175 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.39% +3.45% -8.42%
10th Percentile £29,750 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -1.87%

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,058 1,073 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.54% 18.75% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 627 680 345
Scotland median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SaaS in Scotland.

Salary trend for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
Edinburgh +14 92 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Glasgow +39 50 £52,500 +19.32% 2
Dundee +5 5 £31,000 -38.00%
Aberdeen - 2 £55,000 -
West Lothian -19 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £100,000 -
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 76 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (28.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (26.80%) Software Engineering
5 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
6 32 (20.92%) Java
7 31 (20.26%) IaaS
8 30 (19.61%) PaaS
9 27 (17.65%) Scrum
10 25 (16.34%) PHP
11 24 (15.69%) C#
11 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
11 24 (15.69%) Python
12 23 (15.03%) AngularJS
13 22 (14.38%) .NET
14 21 (13.73%) MySQL
14 21 (13.73%) SQL
14 21 (13.73%) OO
14 21 (13.73%) DevOps
15 20 (13.07%) Mentoring
15 20 (13.07%) Data Centre
15 20 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (12.42%) Finance
16 19 (12.42%) Ruby
17 18 (11.76%) Computer Science
17 18 (11.76%) Symfony
17 18 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (11.76%) React
18 17 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
19 16 (10.46%) HTML

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.61%) CMS
3 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.31%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (42.48%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (28.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (20.26%) IaaS
4 30 (19.61%) PaaS
5 14 (9.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (7.19%) Office 365
7 3 (1.96%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.96%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.96%) Serverless
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) LAN
1 10 (6.54%) WAN
2 7 (4.58%) DNS
2 7 (4.58%) Firewall
3 6 (3.92%) Skype
3 6 (3.92%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.61%) HTTP
5 4 (2.61%) Internet
6 2 (1.31%) DMZ
6 2 (1.31%) Network Security
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.73%) MySQL
3 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.96%) Redis
7 2 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.31%) Big Data
7 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.92%) Selenium
2 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.27%) Subversion
4 4 (2.61%) Xdebug
5 2 (1.31%) Hudson
5 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.31%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) WebScarab
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 12 (7.84%) Retail
3 8 (5.23%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Billing
4 4 (2.61%) Games
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (28.10%) Developer
2 17 (11.11%) Architect
3 15 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
3 15 (9.80%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (7.84%) Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.58%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Ruby Developer
10 7 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) AngularJS
2 22 (14.38%) .NET
3 18 (11.76%) React
3 18 (11.76%) Symfony
4 16 (10.46%) CSS
4 16 (10.46%) HTML
5 14 (9.15%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (8.50%) Web Services
7 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET
8 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.23%) Laravel
11 7 (4.58%) LAMP
12 6 (3.92%) Unreal Engine
13 5 (3.27%) .NET Core
14 4 (2.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 4 (2.61%) Yii
15 3 (1.96%) iOS SDK
15 3 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
15 3 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.19%) Public Cloud
4 9 (5.88%) User Experience
5 7 (4.58%) Fintech
6 6 (3.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.96%) Replication
7 3 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Windows
2 11 (7.19%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Unix
4 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.96%) SmartOS
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.80%) Software Engineering
3 27 (17.65%) Scrum
4 21 (13.73%) DevOps
4 21 (13.73%) OO
5 20 (13.07%) Mentoring
5 20 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 14 (9.15%) MVC
7 14 (9.15%) Test Automation
8 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.19%) Presales
8 11 (7.19%) User Stories
9 10 (6.54%) Change Management
10 9 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.88%) ITIL
10 9 (5.88%) Line Management
10 9 (5.88%) Microservices
10 9 (5.88%) SDLC
10 9 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
2 32 (20.92%) Java
3 25 (16.34%) PHP
4 24 (15.69%) C#
4 24 (15.69%) Python
5 21 (13.73%) SQL
6 19 (12.42%) Ruby
7 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.23%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.61%) Go
10 3 (1.96%) Scala
11 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.31%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) Clojure
12 1 (0.65%) Elixir
12 1 (0.65%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Degree
2 6 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.31%) MCP
4 2 (1.31%) MCSD
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.88%) Docker
2 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) Ansible
2 11 (7.19%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.54%) Puppet
3 10 (6.54%) Terraform
4 5 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.65%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.65%) Nessus
6 1 (0.65%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Google
2 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.92%) Cisco
3 6 (3.92%) NEC
4 4 (2.61%) Zend
5 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.96%) SAP
6 2 (1.31%) Citrix
6 2 (1.31%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.31%) Lotus
6 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.31%) MobileIron
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle
6 2 (1.31%) Tableau
6 2 (1.31%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) Ceridian
7 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter