Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 123 150
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 +19
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,607 4,696 4,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 2.70% 2.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.91% 14.70% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,807 4,071 3,778
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 38,672 31,953 24,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 18.34% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 31,166 26,266 20,551
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
England +13 4,359 £55,000 +3.77% 748
UK excluding London +19 2,349 £50,000 +11.11% 465
London +9 2,149 £65,000 +4.00% 319
South East -10 805 £52,500 +5.00% 121
North of England +56 488 £47,500 +5.56% 118
Midlands +25 332 £47,500 +11.76% 68
East of England +35 299 £55,000 +10.00% 48
South West -2 271 £45,000 - 74
North West +3 236 £47,500 +5.56% 60
West Midlands +26 235 £49,083 +15.49% 48
Yorkshire +81 216 £47,500 -5.00% 45
Scotland +35 126 £45,000 +12.50% 23
East Midlands +15 96 £42,500 +11.11% 20
North East +2 36 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Wales -27 25 £40,000 +9.97% 4
Northern Ireland +15 17 £45,000 - 9

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 1,748 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,335 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,303 (28.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1,074 (23.31%) JavaScript
5 994 (21.58%) Finance
6 991 (21.51%) PaaS
7 979 (21.25%) Microsoft
8 935 (20.30%) SQL
9 901 (19.56%) .NET
10 881 (19.12%) C#
11 792 (17.19%) DevOps
12 768 (16.67%) IaaS
13 754 (16.37%) Linux
14 751 (16.30%) HTML
15 747 (16.21%) Java
16 648 (14.07%) CSS
17 627 (13.61%) Degree
18 620 (13.46%) SQL Server
19 585 (12.70%) Scrum
20 583 (12.65%) Windows
21 539 (11.70%) Python
22 534 (11.59%) AngularJS
23 505 (10.96%) Project Management
24 476 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
25 460 (9.98%) Software Engineering
26 459 (9.96%) Docker
27 421 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
28 412 (8.94%) Marketing
29 411 (8.92%) MVC
30 408 (8.86%) Web Services

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 202 (4.38%) Apache
2 122 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
2 122 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 107 (2.32%) Confluence
4 92 (2.00%) CMS
5 81 (1.76%) JBoss
6 70 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 68 (1.48%) IIS
8 66 (1.43%) Apache Solr
9 58 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 57 (1.24%) MS Exchange
11 43 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 43 (0.93%) WordPress
12 42 (0.91%) Mule
12 42 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 39 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 37 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 34 (0.74%) nginx
16 21 (0.46%) Mule ESB
16 21 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 91 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.20%) Mingle
10 8 (0.17%) InVision
11 6 (0.13%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.065%) Maya
13 3 (0.065%) SPSS
14 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.043%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.043%) InDesign
14 2 (0.043%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.043%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 76 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.26%) NetSuite
3 54 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.76%) thinkFolio
5 26 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 23 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.20%) SAP GRC
11 8 (0.17%) Maximo
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.15%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
14 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
14 5 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,335 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,303 (28.28%) Amazon AWS
3 991 (21.51%) PaaS
4 768 (16.67%) IaaS
5 185 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
6 158 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 142 (3.08%) Office 365
8 112 (2.43%) Serverless
9 104 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
10 103 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 96 (2.08%) GitHub
12 64 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 60 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
14 58 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 34 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
15 34 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
15 34 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
15 34 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (0.63%) Route 53
17 25 (0.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 275 (5.97%) Firewall
2 223 (4.84%) DNS
3 163 (3.54%) Internet
4 138 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 125 (2.71%) VPN
6 87 (1.89%) HTTP
7 85 (1.85%) WAN
8 83 (1.80%) SAN
9 80 (1.74%) LAN
10 76 (1.65%) SSL
11 51 (1.11%) Unified Communications
12 50 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
13 40 (0.87%) Network Security
14 39 (0.85%) DHCP
15 32 (0.69%) Skype
15 32 (0.69%) VLAN
16 31 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
17 26 (0.56%) Intranet
17 26 (0.56%) NAS
18 25 (0.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 620 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 336 (7.29%) MySQL
3 229 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 210 (4.56%) MongoDB
5 199 (4.32%) Big Data
6 178 (3.86%) Relational Database
7 138 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
8 97 (2.11%) Hadoop
9 86 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 85 (1.85%) Redis
11 82 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 73 (1.58%) RDBMS
13 72 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 51 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
15 47 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 43 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 43 (0.93%) Power BI
16 43 (0.93%) SAP HANA
16 43 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 41 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 403 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 317 (6.88%) Jenkins
3 299 (6.49%) JIRA
4 124 (2.69%) TeamCity
5 122 (2.65%) Selenium
5 122 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 106 (2.30%) Maven
7 88 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 84 (1.82%) Subversion
9 70 (1.52%) webpack
10 68 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 65 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 48 (1.04%) GitLab
14 41 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 38 (0.82%) Bitbucket
16 35 (0.76%) SpecFlow
16 35 (0.76%) Vagrant
17 31 (0.67%) Eclipse
17 31 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 994 (21.58%) Finance
2 412 (8.94%) Marketing
3 316 (6.86%) Retail
4 215 (4.67%) Banking
5 160 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 115 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 94 (2.04%) Legal
8 91 (1.98%) Law
9 82 (1.78%) German Language
10 79 (1.71%) French Language
11 71 (1.54%) Electronics
12 60 (1.30%) Advertising
13 48 (1.04%) Front Office
13 48 (1.04%) Spanish Language
14 46 (1.00%) Italian Language
15 44 (0.96%) Billing
15 44 (0.96%) Investment Banking
16 38 (0.82%) Publishing
17 29 (0.63%) Games
18 27 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,032 (22.40%) Developer
2 572 (12.42%) Architect
3 394 (8.55%) Consultant
4 308 (6.69%) Analyst
5 254 (5.51%) .NET Developer
5 254 (5.51%) Senior Developer
6 249 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 244 (5.30%) C# Developer
8 215 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 212 (4.60%) Software Engineer
10 183 (3.97%) Project Manager
11 163 (3.54%) Applications Support
12 158 (3.43%) Software Developer
13 150 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
13 150 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
14 132 (2.87%) Support Engineer
15 131 (2.84%) Java Developer
16 113 (2.45%) AWS DevOps
17 111 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
18 109 (2.37%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 901 (19.56%) .NET
2 751 (16.30%) HTML
3 648 (14.07%) CSS
4 534 (11.59%) AngularJS
5 408 (8.86%) Web Services
6 330 (7.16%) REST
7 310 (6.73%) ASP.NET
8 263 (5.71%) React
9 242 (5.25%) .NET Framework
10 232 (5.04%) XML
11 227 (4.93%) jQuery
12 195 (4.23%) HTML5
13 185 (4.02%) Node.js
14 176 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 168 (3.65%) RESTful
16 166 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
17 156 (3.39%) JSON
18 135 (2.93%) LAMP
19 134 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 131 (2.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 396 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (6.25%) User Experience
3 274 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 255 (5.54%) Fintech
5 252 (5.47%) Computer Science
6 225 (4.88%) Public Cloud
7 195 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
8 194 (4.21%) Data Centre
9 163 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
9 163 (3.54%) Mobile App
10 162 (3.52%) Management Information System
11 129 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 70 (1.52%) Social Media
13 60 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 50 (1.09%) Derivative
15 49 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
16 48 (1.04%) N-Tier
17 47 (1.02%) Virtual Team
18 44 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 43 (0.93%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 754 (16.37%) Linux
2 583 (12.65%) Windows
3 198 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 181 (3.93%) Unix
5 84 (1.82%) CentOS
6 74 (1.61%) Android
6 74 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 68 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 51 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (1.04%) Solaris
11 36 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 30 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 28 (0.61%) Debian
15 26 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.43%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.33%) FreeBSD
18 9 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,748 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (17.19%) DevOps
3 585 (12.70%) Scrum
4 505 (10.96%) Project Management
5 476 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
6 460 (9.98%) Software Engineering
7 421 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
8 411 (8.92%) MVC
9 407 (8.83%) Mentoring
10 389 (8.44%) Microservices
11 380 (8.25%) TDD
12 377 (8.18%) ITIL
13 350 (7.60%) CRM
14 328 (7.12%) Analytics
15 324 (7.03%) Test Automation
16 309 (6.71%) ERP
17 306 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 280 (6.08%) Presales
19 258 (5.60%) OO
20 255 (5.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,074 (23.31%) JavaScript
2 935 (20.30%) SQL
3 881 (19.12%) C#
4 747 (16.21%) Java
5 539 (11.70%) Python
6 294 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 292 (6.34%) PHP
8 264 (5.73%) Bash Shell
9 160 (3.47%) Ruby
10 129 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 126 (2.73%) Perl
12 99 (2.15%) TypeScript
13 98 (2.13%) C++
14 78 (1.69%) C
15 76 (1.65%) Apex Code
16 65 (1.41%) Scala
16 65 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 56 (1.22%) Go
18 50 (1.09%) ES6
19 44 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 627 (13.61%) Degree
2 146 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (1.54%) CISSP
5 62 (1.35%) AWS Certification
6 44 (0.96%) MCSE
6 44 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
7 39 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 38 (0.82%) PMP
9 36 (0.78%) Security Cleared
10 35 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (0.76%) Master's Degree
11 25 (0.54%) SC Cleared
12 23 (0.50%) CCNP
12 23 (0.50%) CISM
13 21 (0.46%) ISEB
13 21 (0.46%) MCITP
14 16 (0.35%) CCNA
15 15 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (6.75%) QA
2 165 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 113 (2.45%) GDPR
4 73 (1.58%) SLA
5 68 (1.48%) PMO
6 58 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.76%) COBIT
8 32 (0.69%) Data Quality
9 30 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.39%) ISO 22301
11 16 (0.35%) HIPAA
11 16 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.20%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.087%) PSD2
16 3 (0.065%) PA-DSS
17 2 (0.043%) MiFID
System Software
1 459 (9.96%) Docker
2 268 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 176 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 32 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 19 (0.41%) KVM
9 19 (0.41%) NFS
9 19 (0.41%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.30%) pfSense
10 14 (0.30%) Samba
11 13 (0.28%) vSphere
12 12 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.24%) Xen
14 8 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.13%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.11%) SRDF
16 5 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 352 (7.64%) Ansible
2 309 (6.71%) Puppet
3 289 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
4 253 (5.49%) Kubernetes
5 152 (3.30%) Terraform
6 61 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 42 (0.91%) SCOM
8 39 (0.85%) Kibana
9 35 (0.76%) Nagios
10 34 (0.74%) Packer
11 28 (0.61%) SCVMM
12 26 (0.56%) SCCM
13 22 (0.48%) Cobbler
13 22 (0.48%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.43%) Mesos
15 19 (0.41%) logstash
16 18 (0.39%) CFEngine
16 18 (0.39%) Nessus
17 16 (0.35%) Grafana
18 15 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 979 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 394 (8.55%) Oracle
3 256 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 250 (5.43%) Google
5 246 (5.34%) VMware
6 241 (5.23%) SAP
7 150 (3.26%) Cisco
8 144 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 109 (2.37%) IBM
10 88 (1.91%) Splunk
11 57 (1.24%) ServiceNow
12 53 (1.15%) Citrix
12 53 (1.15%) HP
13 47 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 47 (1.02%) TIBCO
14 45 (0.98%) EMC
15 41 (0.89%) Reuters
16 39 (0.85%) JD Edwards
17 37 (0.80%) Bloomberg
18 36 (0.78%) Tableau