Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 126 124
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2 +42
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,624 2,238 2,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.71% 2.68% 2.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.29% 11.32% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,126 1,861 2,341
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.14% +1.36% -

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 21,356 19,778 18,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.17% 23.64% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17,344 15,714 15,441
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +46 1,193 £52,500 +5.00% 154
North of England +48 450 £52,500 +9.88% 106
Midlands +58 338 £45,000 -8.32% 72
North West +55 260 £55,000 +10.00% 52
East of England +36 253 £57,000 +3.64% 38
South West +8 240 £47,500 +5.56% 54
West Midlands +22 183 £45,500 -9.00% 42
East Midlands +58 156 £45,000 -5.26% 30
Scotland +22 124 £45,000 -12.62% 31
Yorkshire -15 106 £47,500 -1.04% 29
North East +53 86 £47,500 +5.56% 25
Wales -13 24 £49,250 +23.13% 19
Northern Ireland +3 21 £55,000 +22.22% 4
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,003 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (29.00%) Azure
3 655 (24.96%) AWS
4 640 (24.39%) JavaScript
5 516 (19.66%) C#
6 507 (19.32%) Microsoft
7 486 (18.52%) .NET
8 445 (16.96%) SQL
9 427 (16.27%) PaaS
10 413 (15.74%) HTML
11 375 (14.29%) CSS
12 369 (14.06%) IaaS
13 363 (13.83%) DevOps
13 363 (13.83%) Finance
14 350 (13.34%) Scrum
15 332 (12.65%) SQL Server
16 329 (12.54%) Linux
17 325 (12.39%) Degree
17 325 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
18 322 (12.27%) AngularJS
19 315 (12.00%) Java
20 308 (11.74%) PHP
21 299 (11.39%) Windows
22 288 (10.98%) Marketing
23 287 (10.94%) Software Engineering
24 268 (10.21%) MVC
25 266 (10.14%) Python
26 257 (9.79%) MySQL
27 229 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
28 228 (8.69%) Git (software)

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 59 (2.25%) IIS
2 54 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.87%) Apache
4 40 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.45%) Confluence
6 36 (1.37%) CMS
7 35 (1.33%) MS Exchange
8 30 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (1.14%) nginx
9 22 (0.84%) WordPress
10 14 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.27%) PowerExchange
15 7 (0.27%) SAS
15 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.23%) GlassFish
Applications
1 73 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 29 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 27 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 26 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
6 18 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.42%) Sketch
9 10 (0.38%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.15%) InDesign
11 4 (0.15%) InVision
12 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.076%) Marvel
13 2 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.038%) Figma
Business Applications
1 67 (2.55%) NetSuite
2 59 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.69%) SAP Business One
5 16 (0.61%) Sage 200
5 16 (0.61%) Sage 500
6 9 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.19%) Lawson
10 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.076%) Magento
12 2 (0.076%) MFGPRO
12 2 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 761 (29.00%) Azure
2 655 (24.96%) AWS
3 427 (16.27%) PaaS
4 369 (14.06%) IaaS
5 178 (6.78%) Office 365
6 105 (4.00%) GCP
7 79 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
8 75 (2.86%) Serverless
9 72 (2.74%) GitHub
10 59 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 53 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
12 33 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 31 (1.18%) Boomi
14 28 (1.07%) Power Platform
15 23 (0.88%) Oracle CX
16 21 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
17 18 (0.69%) Amazon S3
18 17 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
18 17 (0.65%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (6.17%) Firewall
2 104 (3.96%) DNS
3 88 (3.35%) WAN
4 84 (3.20%) LAN
5 78 (2.97%) Internet
6 60 (2.29%) Network Security
7 59 (2.25%) VPN
8 57 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 47 (1.79%) DHCP
10 44 (1.68%) VoIP
11 39 (1.49%) SAN
12 38 (1.45%) HTTP
13 34 (1.30%) Wireless
14 27 (1.03%) VLAN
14 27 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (0.76%) Skype
17 18 (0.69%) MPLS
18 15 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 257 (9.79%) MySQL
3 101 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 97 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 49 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 48 (1.83%) Big Data
7 48 (1.83%) Redis
8 47 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 34 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 29 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (0.80%) GIS
12 21 (0.80%) Power BI
13 20 (0.76%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 14 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 228 (8.69%) Git (software)
2 139 (5.30%) JIRA
3 123 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 73 (2.78%) Selenium
5 59 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 51 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (1.83%) Subversion
8 35 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 32 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.07%) Maven
11 27 (1.03%) webpack
12 26 (0.99%) Grunt
13 24 (0.91%) WebDriver
14 22 (0.84%) GitLab
14 22 (0.84%) gulp
15 20 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (0.69%) Postman
17 15 (0.57%) JUnit
17 15 (0.57%) RSpec
17 15 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 363 (13.83%) Finance
2 288 (10.98%) Marketing
3 171 (6.52%) Retail
4 110 (4.19%) Public Sector
5 87 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 86 (3.28%) Legal
7 57 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.71%) Electronics
9 35 (1.33%) Automotive
10 34 (1.30%) Law
11 25 (0.95%) Advertising
11 25 (0.95%) Billing
12 21 (0.80%) Local Government
13 19 (0.72%) Banking
14 16 (0.61%) Games
15 12 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.46%) Military
16 9 (0.34%) Police
17 8 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 800 (30.49%) Developer
2 300 (11.43%) Architect
3 273 (10.40%) Senior Developer
4 160 (6.10%) Analyst
5 146 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 139 (5.30%) Software Developer
7 136 (5.18%) PHP Developer
8 127 (4.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 118 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
10 117 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 110 (4.19%) Software Engineer
12 106 (4.04%) Consultant
13 94 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
14 90 (3.43%) C# Developer
15 81 (3.09%) Junior
16 78 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
17 77 (2.93%) Senior PHP Developer
18 73 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
18 73 (2.78%) Project Manager
19 63 (2.40%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (18.52%) .NET
2 413 (15.74%) HTML
3 375 (14.29%) CSS
4 322 (12.27%) AngularJS
5 205 (7.81%) jQuery
6 183 (6.97%) React
7 171 (6.52%) REST
7 171 (6.52%) Web Services
8 167 (6.36%) Laravel
9 159 (6.06%) ASP.NET
10 132 (5.03%) Node.js
11 122 (4.65%) HTML5
12 107 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 106 (4.04%) .NET Core
13 106 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 104 (3.96%) LAMP
14 104 (3.96%) Vue.js
15 102 (3.89%) RESTful
16 99 (3.77%) .NET Framework
17 96 (3.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 229 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
3 141 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 124 (4.73%) User Experience
5 96 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 85 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 83 (3.16%) Data Centre
8 79 (3.01%) Public Cloud
9 71 (2.71%) Management Information System
10 56 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 33 (1.26%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.03%) Social Media
13 24 (0.91%) Clustering
14 22 (0.84%) Cloud Native
14 22 (0.84%) CMDB
15 19 (0.72%) Replication
16 18 (0.69%) Life Science
17 17 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
18 16 (0.61%) Blog
18 16 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 329 (12.54%) Linux
2 299 (11.39%) Windows
3 175 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 52 (1.98%) Unix
5 48 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 45 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (1.45%) Android
8 31 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.80%) CentOS
11 16 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.19%) webOS
15 4 (0.15%) AIX
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.076%) Debian
17 2 (0.076%) Solaris
18 1 (0.038%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,003 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (13.83%) DevOps
3 350 (13.34%) Scrum
4 325 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
5 287 (10.94%) Software Engineering
6 268 (10.21%) MVC
7 227 (8.65%) Microservices
8 207 (7.89%) CRM
9 192 (7.32%) Computer Science
10 190 (7.24%) Web Development
11 174 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 173 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 173 (6.59%) Project Management
13 163 (6.21%) ITIL
14 152 (5.79%) ERP
14 152 (5.79%) TDD
15 136 (5.18%) Analytics
16 135 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 132 (5.03%) OO
18 131 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 640 (24.39%) JavaScript
2 516 (19.66%) C#
3 445 (16.96%) SQL
4 315 (12.00%) Java
5 308 (11.74%) PHP
6 266 (10.14%) Python
7 149 (5.68%) PowerShell
8 98 (3.73%) TypeScript
9 87 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 85 (3.24%) Ruby
11 82 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 59 (2.25%) Apex Code
13 53 (2.02%) ES6
14 40 (1.52%) C++
15 37 (1.41%) Perl
16 36 (1.37%) C
16 36 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 29 (1.11%) Java 8
17 29 (1.11%) PHP 7
18 26 (0.99%) Lua
Qualifications
1 325 (12.39%) Degree
2 79 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.14%) MCSE
7 29 (1.11%) CCNA
8 28 (1.07%) SC Cleared
9 25 (0.95%) CCNP
10 22 (0.84%) AWS Certification
11 20 (0.76%) CISSP
12 19 (0.72%) MCSA
13 15 (0.57%) MCP
14 14 (0.53%) CISM
15 13 (0.50%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.50%) ISEB
15 13 (0.50%) Master's Degree
16 11 (0.42%) MCSD
17 10 (0.38%) ISTQB
18 9 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (7.01%) QA
2 55 (2.10%) SLA
3 54 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.30%) GDPR
5 31 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.65%) PMO
8 16 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.46%) NIST
9 12 (0.46%) WCAG
10 7 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.076%) NCSC
15 1 (0.038%) IASME
System Software
1 204 (7.77%) Docker
2 202 (7.70%) Active Directory
3 123 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (3.24%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (0.65%) XenApp
7 15 (0.57%) vSphere
8 14 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.42%) oVirt
9 11 (0.42%) RHEV
10 10 (0.38%) Varnish
10 10 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.34%) NFS
12 7 (0.27%) iptables
12 7 (0.27%) KVM
12 7 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.23%) Firmware
13 6 (0.23%) HDFS
13 6 (0.23%) QEMU
13 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 149 (5.68%) Kubernetes
2 104 (3.96%) Ansible
3 89 (3.39%) Terraform
4 70 (2.67%) Puppet
5 60 (2.29%) SCCM
6 49 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.30%) WSUS
8 28 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.76%) Nagios
10 15 (0.57%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.53%) Grafana
12 13 (0.50%) Nessus
12 13 (0.50%) SCOM
13 12 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.34%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.30%) vRealize
15 8 (0.30%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.27%) Kibana
17 6 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
17 6 (0.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 507 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 219 (8.35%) Salesforce.com
3 162 (6.17%) VMware
4 157 (5.98%) Oracle
5 120 (4.57%) SAP
6 104 (3.96%) Cisco
7 81 (3.09%) Sage
8 80 (3.05%) Google
9 56 (2.13%) Dell
10 48 (1.83%) Adobe
10 48 (1.83%) HP
11 46 (1.75%) Zend
12 40 (1.52%) Workday
13 38 (1.45%) Citrix
14 30 (1.14%) JD Edwards
14 30 (1.14%) Splunk
15 26 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 26 (0.99%) Juniper
15 26 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.88%) MuleSoft