Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 91 126
Rank change year-on-year +27 +35 +27
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 1,600 2,757 2,517
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.29% 3.32% 2.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.86% 12.15% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 2,563 2,281
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +6.93%

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 12,442 22,686 21,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.33% 27.35% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10,131 18,198 17,618
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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
South East +28 721 £55,000 - 81
North of England +54 274 £52,500 +1.21% 76
Midlands +80 253 £52,500 +5.00% 35
South West +50 182 £52,500 +10.53% 29
West Midlands +67 161 £59,500 +8.18% 13
North West +37 147 £55,000 - 26
East Midlands +48 87 £50,000 - 22
East of England -19 79 £55,750 -7.08% 11
Scotland +2 68 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Yorkshire +53 67 £50,000 +5.26% 39
North East +28 60 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Wales +31 20 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Northern Ireland -29 10 £47,500 +5.56%
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 620 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (36.88%) Azure
3 501 (31.31%) AWS
4 437 (27.31%) JavaScript
5 378 (23.63%) DevOps
6 340 (21.25%) Microsoft
7 330 (20.63%) .NET
8 319 (19.94%) PaaS
9 293 (18.31%) C#
10 274 (17.13%) SQL
11 247 (15.44%) IaaS
12 224 (14.00%) HTML
12 224 (14.00%) Python
12 224 (14.00%) Scrum
13 220 (13.75%) CSS
14 209 (13.06%) Linux
14 209 (13.06%) Software Engineering
15 198 (12.38%) SQL Server
16 196 (12.25%) Java
17 192 (12.00%) Finance
17 192 (12.00%) Docker
18 181 (11.31%) Microservices
19 170 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
20 168 (10.50%) MVC
20 168 (10.50%) AngularJS
21 166 (10.38%) Git (software)
22 164 (10.25%) Test Automation
23 162 (10.13%) Windows
24 161 (10.06%) React
25 160 (10.00%) MySQL

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 56 (3.50%) Confluence
2 35 (2.19%) IIS
3 34 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 26 (1.63%) CMS
5 23 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.00%) SAS
7 16 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.75%) Apache
9 10 (0.63%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.50%) nginx
10 8 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.38%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.19%) Drupal
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 28 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.69%) Sketch
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.38%) Zeplin
6 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.063%) CATIA
9 1 (0.063%) Figma
9 1 (0.063%) InDesign
9 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.063%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.063%) Snagit
9 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 56 (3.50%) NetSuite
2 31 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (1.19%) SAP Business One
6 16 (1.00%) Sage 200
6 16 (1.00%) Sage 500
7 15 (0.94%) SAP GTS
8 10 (0.63%) Magento
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.25%) Eikon
10 4 (0.25%) Lawson
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.19%) Shopify
12 2 (0.13%) OpenCart
12 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 1 (0.063%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 590 (36.88%) Azure
2 501 (31.31%) AWS
3 319 (19.94%) PaaS
4 247 (15.44%) IaaS
5 99 (6.19%) Serverless
6 76 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
7 61 (3.81%) Office 365
8 56 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (3.31%) Power Platform
10 48 (3.00%) GCP
11 34 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (1.50%) Amazon S3
14 22 (1.38%) Boomi
15 21 (1.31%) Azure Functions
15 21 (1.31%) GitHub
16 19 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (1.19%) npm
16 19 (1.19%) PowerApps
17 18 (1.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (5.69%) Firewall
2 50 (3.13%) Internet
3 44 (2.75%) DNS
4 42 (2.63%) VPN
5 37 (2.31%) Skype
6 32 (2.00%) WAN
7 30 (1.88%) Network Security
8 28 (1.75%) LAN
9 27 (1.69%) HTTP
10 21 (1.31%) TCP/IP
11 19 (1.19%) SSL
12 14 (0.88%) SAN
13 8 (0.50%) CTI
13 8 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (0.50%) VoIP
14 7 (0.44%) DHCP
15 5 (0.31%) SMTP
15 5 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
16 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
16 4 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 160 (10.00%) MySQL
3 75 (4.69%) Big Data
4 63 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 51 (3.19%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 35 (2.19%) Power BI
9 30 (1.88%) Redis
9 30 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 29 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (1.69%) Data Lake
13 21 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.06%) DB2
15 17 (1.06%) GIS
16 15 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 166 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 111 (6.94%) JIRA
3 70 (4.38%) Selenium
4 61 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 53 (3.31%) webpack
6 32 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 30 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 29 (1.81%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.56%) SpecFlow
10 22 (1.38%) Grunt
11 21 (1.31%) gulp
12 20 (1.25%) JMeter
12 20 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.19%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.13%) PHPUnit
15 15 (0.94%) Maven
15 15 (0.94%) Subversion
15 15 (0.94%) WebDriver
16 14 (0.88%) NUnit
16 14 (0.88%) Postman
General
1 192 (12.00%) Finance
2 71 (4.44%) Retail
3 63 (3.94%) Marketing
4 39 (2.44%) Legal
5 35 (2.19%) Law
6 33 (2.06%) Public Sector
7 26 (1.63%) Banking
8 21 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.00%) Automotive
10 14 (0.88%) Games
11 13 (0.81%) Back Office
12 12 (0.75%) Billing
13 11 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 6 (0.38%) Police
15 6 (0.38%) Publishing
16 5 (0.31%) Electronics
16 5 (0.31%) French Language
17 4 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 474 (29.63%) Developer
2 239 (14.94%) Architect
3 132 (8.25%) Senior Developer
4 113 (7.06%) Software Developer
5 111 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 108 (6.75%) Analyst
7 98 (6.13%) .NET Developer
8 89 (5.56%) Consultant
9 87 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 79 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
10 79 (4.94%) PHP Developer
11 56 (3.50%) C# Developer
12 55 (3.44%) Senior Software Developer
13 54 (3.38%) Software Engineer
14 48 (3.00%) Business Analyst
15 45 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 45 (2.81%) Java Developer
16 43 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 43 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (2.63%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (20.63%) .NET
2 224 (14.00%) HTML
3 220 (13.75%) CSS
4 168 (10.50%) AngularJS
5 161 (10.06%) React
6 126 (7.88%) Web Services
7 125 (7.81%) REST
8 106 (6.63%) .NET Core
9 101 (6.31%) Node.js
10 99 (6.19%) ASP.NET
11 90 (5.63%) Laravel
12 74 (4.63%) jQuery
13 72 (4.50%) RESTful
14 68 (4.25%) Vue.js
15 67 (4.19%) SOAP
16 66 (4.13%) HTML5
17 58 (3.63%) .NET Framework
18 56 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 53 (3.31%) Ajax
20 49 (3.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.13%) User Experience
2 113 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 73 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.94%) Public Cloud
6 57 (3.56%) Cloud Native
7 41 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (2.38%) Data Centre
9 32 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 32 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.19%) iPad
12 19 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 17 (1.06%) CMDB
13 17 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.06%) PKI
14 14 (0.88%) Cyberattack
15 10 (0.63%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 209 (13.06%) Linux
2 162 (10.13%) Windows
3 63 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 25 (1.56%) Unix
5 22 (1.38%) Android
6 19 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.56%) CentOS
11 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.44%) Debian
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.31%) SUSE
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.13%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (23.63%) DevOps
3 224 (14.00%) Scrum
4 209 (13.06%) Software Engineering
5 181 (11.31%) Microservices
6 170 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
7 168 (10.50%) MVC
8 164 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 139 (8.69%) OO
10 130 (8.13%) Analytics
11 129 (8.06%) TDD
12 115 (7.19%) Mentoring
13 113 (7.06%) ITIL
14 102 (6.38%) CRM
15 92 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 91 (5.69%) Presales
17 89 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
18 88 (5.50%) Computer Science
19 86 (5.38%) Web Development
20 84 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 437 (27.31%) JavaScript
2 293 (18.31%) C#
3 274 (17.13%) SQL
4 224 (14.00%) Python
5 196 (12.25%) Java
6 154 (9.63%) PHP
7 139 (8.69%) PowerShell
8 96 (6.00%) TypeScript
9 48 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 32 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.81%) ES6
12 28 (1.75%) R
13 22 (1.38%) Ruby
14 21 (1.31%) C++
15 14 (0.88%) C
16 12 (0.75%) Go
16 12 (0.75%) Lua
17 10 (0.63%) Java 8
17 10 (0.63%) Perl
17 10 (0.63%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 147 (9.19%) Degree
2 65 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 55 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.63%) MCSE
7 24 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.19%) AWS Certification
9 18 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
12 13 (0.81%) CCNA
13 11 (0.69%) CISSP
13 11 (0.69%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.56%) PMP
15 6 (0.38%) CCNP
15 6 (0.38%) CISM
16 5 (0.31%) ACCA
16 5 (0.31%) MCSA
16 5 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.88%) QA
2 52 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.25%) NIST
4 29 (1.81%) GDPR
5 27 (1.69%) NIST 800
6 16 (1.00%) COBIT
6 16 (1.00%) NCSC
6 16 (1.00%) SLA
7 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.19%) PMO
11 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.13%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.063%) PMBOK
System Software
1 192 (12.00%) Docker
2 88 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.50%) XenApp
7 4 (0.25%) Varnish
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.19%) oVirt
8 3 (0.19%) RHEV
9 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) vSphere
10 1 (0.063%) KVM
Systems Management
1 144 (9.00%) Kubernetes
2 91 (5.69%) Terraform
3 52 (3.25%) Ansible
4 30 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.63%) Puppet
6 24 (1.50%) SCCM
7 15 (0.94%) HP UCMDB
8 14 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.69%) WSUS
10 9 (0.56%) Grafana
11 7 (0.44%) Kibana
11 7 (0.44%) Packer
11 7 (0.44%) SCOM
12 6 (0.38%) Mesos
12 6 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.31%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.31%) Marathon
14 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 340 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.44%) Oracle
3 75 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 66 (4.13%) Google
5 57 (3.56%) VMware
6 51 (3.19%) SAP
7 41 (2.56%) HP
8 39 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 37 (2.31%) IBM
10 35 (2.19%) Remedy
11 31 (1.94%) Citrix
12 27 (1.69%) Cisco
13 26 (1.63%) Sage
13 26 (1.63%) Zend
14 25 (1.56%) Xamarin
15 24 (1.50%) Dell
16 22 (1.38%) Databricks
17 19 (1.19%) CA
18 18 (1.13%) Red Hat
18 18 (1.13%) Sparx