Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 125 144
Rank change year-on-year +33 +19 +31
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,564 2,367 2,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.25% 2.56% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.46% 11.45% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,071 2,013 2,071
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,050 £29,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 22,380 20,674 16,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.40% 22.38% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,034 16,827 13,902
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK excluding London

SaaS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for SaaS in the UK excluding London

SaaS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for SaaS in the UK excluding London

SaaS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
South East +50 1,147 £55,000 +4.76% 148
North of England -6 434 £55,000 +15.79% 120
Midlands +6 289 £47,500 - 79
East of England +34 259 £60,000 +9.09% 47
North West +42 257 £57,500 +21.05% 62
South West -9 237 £50,000 +11.11% 54
West Midlands -20 167 £47,500 - 42
Scotland +23 147 £47,600 +8.80% 19
East Midlands +45 123 £50,000 +17.65% 37
Yorkshire -67 113 £50,000 +5.26% 36
North East +39 68 £51,870 +15.27% 22
Northern Ireland +27 55 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Wales -4 16 £45,000 +9.09% 16
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 1,082 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (28.43%) Azure
3 651 (25.39%) AWS
4 639 (24.92%) JavaScript
5 525 (20.48%) C#
6 492 (19.19%) .NET
7 475 (18.53%) SQL
8 467 (18.21%) Java
9 421 (16.42%) Microsoft
10 414 (16.15%) DevOps
11 410 (15.99%) HTML
12 389 (15.17%) PaaS
13 381 (14.86%) CSS
14 379 (14.78%) Linux
15 352 (13.73%) AngularJS
16 343 (13.38%) Scrum
17 340 (13.26%) Finance
18 334 (13.03%) SQL Server
19 317 (12.36%) IaaS
20 316 (12.32%) Degree
21 307 (11.97%) MVC
22 302 (11.78%) Software Engineering
23 281 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
24 269 (10.49%) Windows
25 256 (9.98%) Microservices
26 249 (9.71%) MySQL
27 242 (9.44%) Marketing
28 238 (9.28%) Python
29 231 (9.01%) Docker
30 227 (8.85%) Analytical Skills

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 79 (3.08%) Apache
2 72 (2.81%) Tomcat
3 56 (2.18%) Confluence
4 53 (2.07%) IIS
5 48 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (1.64%) CMS
7 38 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 32 (1.25%) nginx
9 26 (1.01%) MS Exchange
10 25 (0.98%) JBoss
11 24 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 23 (0.90%) Skype for Business
13 19 (0.74%) WordPress
14 14 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.43%) GeoServer
17 7 (0.27%) SAS
18 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
19 5 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 52 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 17 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.16%) InDesign
7 4 (0.16%) Sketch
8 2 (0.078%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.078%) Figma
8 2 (0.078%) Marvel
9 1 (0.039%) InVision
9 1 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.039%) Weka
Business Applications
1 34 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
6 7 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.12%) Lawson
11 2 (0.078%) Magento
11 2 (0.078%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.078%) Unica
12 1 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
12 1 (0.039%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 729 (28.43%) Azure
2 651 (25.39%) AWS
3 389 (15.17%) PaaS
4 317 (12.36%) IaaS
5 146 (5.69%) GCP
6 110 (4.29%) Office 365
7 86 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 86 (3.35%) Serverless
8 83 (3.24%) GitHub
9 36 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
12 28 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (1.09%) npm
13 24 (0.94%) OpenShift
14 22 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.86%) Slack
15 20 (0.78%) Power Platform
16 19 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 141 (5.50%) Firewall
2 112 (4.37%) DNS
3 105 (4.10%) TCP/IP
4 91 (3.55%) Internet
5 78 (3.04%) WAN
6 71 (2.77%) LAN
7 67 (2.61%) VPN
8 65 (2.54%) DHCP
9 50 (1.95%) Network Security
10 46 (1.79%) HTTP
11 37 (1.44%) SAN
12 34 (1.33%) VoIP
13 33 (1.29%) Wireless
14 31 (1.21%) SSL
15 27 (1.05%) Skype
16 26 (1.01%) MPLS
17 25 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
18 23 (0.90%) HTTPS
19 19 (0.74%) Wireshark
20 18 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 249 (9.71%) MySQL
3 105 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
4 95 (3.71%) Relational Database
5 83 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 61 (2.38%) Redis
7 56 (2.18%) RDBMS
8 46 (1.79%) NoSQL
9 42 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (1.40%) Big Data
11 33 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
12 25 (0.98%) GIS
13 23 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 20 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
14 20 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (0.70%) DB2
16 18 (0.70%) Hazelcast
16 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 215 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 153 (5.97%) JIRA
3 152 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 75 (2.93%) Selenium
5 58 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 46 (1.79%) Maven
7 44 (1.72%) JUnit
8 43 (1.68%) Bitbucket
9 40 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 39 (1.52%) CircleCI
11 29 (1.13%) JMeter
12 28 (1.09%) gulp
13 27 (1.05%) GitLab
13 27 (1.05%) Subversion
14 26 (1.01%) TeamCity
15 24 (0.94%) SpecFlow
15 24 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (0.82%) webpack
17 20 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
18 19 (0.74%) RSpec
General
1 340 (13.26%) Finance
2 242 (9.44%) Marketing
3 182 (7.10%) Retail
4 130 (5.07%) Public Sector
5 104 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 94 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 64 (2.50%) Electronics
8 58 (2.26%) Legal
9 44 (1.72%) Banking
10 26 (1.01%) Advertising
10 26 (1.01%) Games
11 19 (0.74%) Billing
12 18 (0.70%) Automotive
13 14 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.51%) Law
15 8 (0.31%) Local Government
16 7 (0.27%) Publishing
17 5 (0.20%) Back Office
17 5 (0.20%) French Language
17 5 (0.20%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 821 (32.02%) Developer
2 281 (10.96%) Senior Developer
3 263 (10.26%) Architect
4 181 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 129 (5.03%) Analyst
6 123 (4.80%) Java Developer
6 123 (4.80%) Software Developer
7 118 (4.60%) Software Engineer
8 112 (4.37%) PHP Developer
9 111 (4.33%) C# Developer
10 108 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 104 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
12 98 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
13 89 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
14 87 (3.39%) Support Engineer
15 85 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 84 (3.28%) Consultant
17 80 (3.12%) Project Manager
18 76 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
19 75 (2.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (19.19%) .NET
2 410 (15.99%) HTML
3 381 (14.86%) CSS
4 352 (13.73%) AngularJS
5 227 (8.85%) jQuery
6 199 (7.76%) React
7 193 (7.53%) RESTful
8 189 (7.37%) Web Services
9 160 (6.24%) ASP.NET
10 159 (6.20%) REST
11 143 (5.58%) Laravel
11 143 (5.58%) Node.js
12 125 (4.88%) Spring
13 123 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 112 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 108 (4.21%) LAMP
16 106 (4.13%) .NET Core
17 105 (4.10%) HTML5
18 94 (3.67%) .NET Framework
18 94 (3.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 227 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 114 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 102 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 102 (3.98%) User Experience
5 101 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 53 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 35 (1.37%) Replication
10 32 (1.25%) Internet of Things
11 30 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.09%) Smartphone
13 27 (1.05%) CMDB
14 26 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (0.98%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.90%) Blog
16 23 (0.90%) PKI
17 21 (0.82%) Cloud Native
18 19 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 379 (14.78%) Linux
2 269 (10.49%) Windows
3 115 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 93 (3.63%) Unix
5 43 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 40 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (1.52%) Android
8 23 (0.90%) CentOS
9 22 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.43%) Solaris
14 8 (0.31%) Debian
15 7 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.23%) AIX
17 5 (0.20%) webOS
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,082 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (16.15%) DevOps
3 343 (13.38%) Scrum
4 307 (11.97%) MVC
5 302 (11.78%) Software Engineering
6 281 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
7 256 (9.98%) Microservices
8 201 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 198 (7.72%) Computer Science
10 188 (7.33%) ITIL
11 182 (7.10%) TDD
12 180 (7.02%) Web Development
13 160 (6.24%) Mentoring
14 153 (5.97%) Project Management
15 149 (5.81%) CRM
16 142 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
17 141 (5.50%) SDLC
18 138 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
19 131 (5.11%) OO
20 129 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 639 (24.92%) JavaScript
2 525 (20.48%) C#
3 475 (18.53%) SQL
4 467 (18.21%) Java
5 238 (9.28%) Python
6 226 (8.81%) PHP
7 142 (5.54%) TypeScript
8 117 (4.56%) PowerShell
9 112 (4.37%) Ruby
10 96 (3.74%) Bash Shell
11 71 (2.77%) Perl
12 63 (2.46%) Apex Code
13 62 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 59 (2.30%) T-SQL
15 48 (1.87%) C
16 45 (1.76%) C++
17 41 (1.60%) ES6
18 34 (1.33%) PHP 7
19 33 (1.29%) Java 8
20 27 (1.05%) Go
Qualifications
1 316 (12.32%) Degree
2 68 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (1.64%) CISSP
5 38 (1.48%) MCSE
6 36 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 35 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.25%) ISEB
9 29 (1.13%) CCNP
10 26 (1.01%) CCNA
10 26 (1.01%) CEH
11 19 (0.74%) MCP
12 17 (0.66%) MCITP
13 16 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.51%) CISM
15 12 (0.47%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 11 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
17 9 (0.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.97%) QA
2 100 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.29%) SLA
4 29 (1.13%) GDPR
4 29 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.86%) NIST
7 18 (0.70%) COBIT
8 16 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.47%) PMO
10 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.23%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.23%) NCSC
12 3 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.12%) PSD2
12 3 (0.12%) WCAG
13 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.039%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.039%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 231 (9.01%) Docker
2 123 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 80 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
6 19 (0.74%) Varnish
6 19 (0.74%) XenApp
7 16 (0.62%) vSphere
8 15 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.35%) oVirt
10 9 (0.35%) RHEV
10 9 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.27%) HDFS
12 5 (0.20%) iptables
12 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.16%) NFS
14 2 (0.078%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.039%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 204 (7.96%) Kubernetes
2 150 (5.85%) Ansible
3 123 (4.80%) Puppet
4 99 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (3.51%) Terraform
6 36 (1.40%) Prometheus
7 32 (1.25%) Nagios
8 30 (1.17%) SCCM
9 19 (0.74%) Kibana
9 19 (0.74%) Nessus
10 16 (0.62%) HAProxy
11 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 15 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.51%) logstash
12 13 (0.51%) WSUS
13 12 (0.47%) yum
14 10 (0.39%) CFEngine
15 9 (0.35%) CASB
15 9 (0.35%) Grafana
16 8 (0.31%) IBM Guardium
Vendors
1 421 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 195 (7.61%) Salesforce.com
3 158 (6.16%) Oracle
4 147 (5.73%) SAP
5 107 (4.17%) VMware
6 100 (3.90%) Google
7 86 (3.35%) Cisco
8 63 (2.46%) Sage
9 48 (1.87%) Zend
10 39 (1.52%) Citrix
11 34 (1.33%) Splunk
12 33 (1.29%) Atlassian
13 32 (1.25%) Adobe
13 32 (1.25%) Workday
14 30 (1.17%) Dell
15 28 (1.09%) HP
16 27 (1.05%) Red Hat
17 26 (1.01%) JD Edwards
18 25 (0.98%) ServiceNow
19 24 (0.94%) Veeam