Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 119 153
Rank change year-on-year +37 +34 -27
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 164 126 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.19% 2.31% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.71% 11.95% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 129 76 64
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,625 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%

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 1,401 1,054 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.22% 19.36% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 910 658 467
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,700 £29,925 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +2 94 £48,500 +7.78% 15
Glasgow +35 47 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Aberdeen - 5 £44,000 - 1
West Lothian - 4 - -
Fife - 4 £55,000 -
Lanarkshire - 3 £50,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £52,500 -
Dundee -10 2 £32,000 -41.82% 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 70 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.02%) AWS
3 61 (37.20%) Azure
4 44 (26.83%) JavaScript
5 43 (26.22%) SQL
5 43 (26.22%) Software Engineering
6 41 (25.00%) C#
7 39 (23.78%) .NET
7 39 (23.78%) Finance
8 31 (18.90%) Java
9 29 (17.68%) PaaS
9 29 (17.68%) DevOps
10 27 (16.46%) React
11 26 (15.85%) Python
12 25 (15.24%) TypeScript
12 25 (15.24%) IaaS
13 24 (14.63%) Kubernetes
14 23 (14.02%) Scrum
15 22 (13.41%) Linux
15 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
16 21 (12.80%) Google
16 21 (12.80%) Marketing
16 21 (12.80%) GCP
16 21 (12.80%) Microservices
16 21 (12.80%) AngularJS
17 20 (12.20%) Degree
18 19 (11.59%) Test Automation
18 19 (11.59%) CSS
18 19 (11.59%) SQL Server
18 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving

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 8 (4.88%) Confluence
2 5 (3.05%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.83%) WildFly
4 2 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.22%) Drupal
4 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.61%) Figma
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.61%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (39.02%) AWS
2 61 (37.20%) Azure
3 29 (17.68%) PaaS
4 25 (15.24%) IaaS
5 21 (12.80%) GCP
6 11 (6.71%) Office 365
7 8 (4.88%) GitHub
8 5 (3.05%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.22%) npm
10 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) Firewall
2 5 (3.05%) Network Security
3 4 (2.44%) LAN
3 4 (2.44%) WAN
4 3 (1.83%) Skype
4 3 (1.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.22%) SAN
5 2 (1.22%) VoIP
5 2 (1.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.76%) MySQL
3 11 (6.71%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.49%) Redis
5 8 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.27%) Big Data
7 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.05%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.10%) Subversion
3 8 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.88%) JIRA
3 8 (4.88%) Selenium
4 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.44%) Protractor
5 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.22%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.22%) GitLab
6 2 (1.22%) JMeter
6 2 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.61%) Mocha
7 1 (0.61%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (23.78%) Finance
2 21 (12.80%) Marketing
3 12 (7.32%) Banking
4 9 (5.49%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.88%) Retail
6 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.05%) Advertising
7 5 (3.05%) Electronics
7 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.22%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (18.90%) Software Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) Developer
3 19 (11.59%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (10.37%) Product Manager
5 16 (9.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 14 (8.54%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (8.54%) Consultant
7 12 (7.32%) .NET Software Engineer
8 10 (6.10%) .NET Developer
8 10 (6.10%) Architect
8 10 (6.10%) AWS Consultant
8 10 (6.10%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (6.10%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (6.10%) Cloud Consultant
9 8 (4.88%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.27%) Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.27%) Software Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.78%) .NET
2 27 (16.46%) React
3 21 (12.80%) AngularJS
4 19 (11.59%) CSS
5 18 (10.98%) ASP.NET
5 18 (10.98%) HTML
6 14 (8.54%) Web Services
7 13 (7.93%) .NET Core
8 11 (6.71%) React Native
9 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (5.49%) Node.js
10 9 (5.49%) Redux
11 8 (4.88%) HTML5
11 8 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (4.27%) CSS3
13 6 (3.66%) jQuery
13 6 (3.66%) RESTful
14 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
14 5 (3.05%) Entity Framework
14 5 (3.05%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) User Experience
2 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.05%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.05%) Marketing Technology
4 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.83%) Replication
5 3 (1.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.22%) iPad
6 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.41%) Linux
2 18 (10.98%) Windows
3 8 (4.88%) Unix
4 6 (3.66%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.22%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.22%) Software Engineering
3 29 (17.68%) DevOps
4 23 (14.02%) Scrum
5 21 (12.80%) Microservices
6 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (11.59%) Test Automation
7 18 (10.98%) SDLC
8 14 (8.54%) Fintech
8 14 (8.54%) Mentoring
8 14 (8.54%) MVC
8 14 (8.54%) TDD
9 13 (7.93%) Product Management
10 12 (7.32%) Analytics
11 11 (6.71%) Computer Science
11 11 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.10%) Project Delivery
12 10 (6.10%) Project Management
13 9 (5.49%) Mathematics
13 9 (5.49%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.83%) JavaScript
2 43 (26.22%) SQL
3 41 (25.00%) C#
4 31 (18.90%) Java
5 26 (15.85%) Python
6 25 (15.24%) TypeScript
7 11 (6.71%) PHP
8 10 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 10 (6.10%) Ruby
9 7 (4.27%) R
10 5 (3.05%) ES6
10 5 (3.05%) Scala
11 3 (1.83%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.83%) Go
11 3 (1.83%) SOQL
11 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.22%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.22%) C++
12 2 (1.22%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.22%) MCP
3 2 (1.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.15%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) GDPR
2 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
2 9 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 17 (10.37%) Ansible
3 15 (9.15%) Terraform
4 8 (4.88%) Puppet
5 5 (3.05%) CASB
5 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.61%) SCOM
6 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 21 (12.80%) Google
2 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.27%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.66%) Cisco
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle
5 5 (3.05%) Adobe
5 5 (3.05%) SAP
5 5 (3.05%) Symantec
5 5 (3.05%) Tableau
6 3 (1.83%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.83%) NEC
6 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.22%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.22%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.22%) Coverity
7 2 (1.22%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.22%) New Relic
7 2 (1.22%) Splunk
8 1 (0.61%) Sonatype