Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 129 154
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25 +21
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 5,037 4,386 4,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.53% 2.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.73% 15.57% 19.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,369 3,865 3,859
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,200
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,650 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 39,578 28,164 23,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.74% 16.26% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 32,177 23,398 19,888
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.05% -1.14% +3.53%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +18 4,732 £55,000 +10.00% 625
UK excluding London +32 2,659 £47,500 +5.56% 404
London +13 2,239 £60,000 - 257
South East +8 897 £50,000 +11.11% 138
North of England +27 523 £47,500 +5.56% 101
Midlands +24 386 £45,000 - 56
East of England +68 353 £57,500 +27.78% 27
South West +20 311 £43,500 -3.33% 45
West Midlands +47 294 £45,000 - 44
North West +25 293 £45,000 - 56
Yorkshire +23 186 £50,000 - 35
Scotland +34 158 £45,000 - 24
East Midlands -13 91 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North East -3 44 £45,000 +21.42% 10
Wales 0 31 £43,000 +1.78% 5
Northern Ireland - 11 £62,500 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1,943 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,407 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1,153 (22.89%) JavaScript
4 1,112 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,031 (20.47%) Finance
6 1,028 (20.41%) PaaS
7 922 (18.30%) Linux
8 911 (18.09%) IaaS
9 869 (17.25%) SQL
10 860 (17.07%) DevOps
11 846 (16.80%) Microsoft
12 833 (16.54%) Java
13 832 (16.52%) .NET
14 818 (16.24%) HTML
15 814 (16.16%) C#
16 735 (14.59%) Degree
17 673 (13.36%) Scrum
18 657 (13.04%) SQL Server
19 646 (12.83%) Windows
20 632 (12.55%) CSS
21 566 (11.24%) AngularJS
22 555 (11.02%) Python
23 517 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
24 504 (10.01%) Marketing
25 481 (9.55%) Docker
26 478 (9.49%) Project Management
27 467 (9.27%) MVC
28 462 (9.17%) Software Engineering
29 438 (8.70%) Git (software)
30 405 (8.04%) TDD

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
1 213 (4.23%) Apache
2 180 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 125 (2.48%) JBoss
4 111 (2.20%) Confluence
5 107 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
6 97 (1.93%) CMS
7 95 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 92 (1.83%) IIS
9 77 (1.53%) MS Exchange
10 65 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 54 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 52 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 45 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 36 (0.71%) Apache Solr
14 36 (0.71%) Mule
15 35 (0.69%) WordPress
16 34 (0.68%) Mule ESB
16 34 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 27 (0.54%) nginx
18 26 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 106 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.28%) InVision
9 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.14%) GIMP
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.12%) Mingle
11 6 (0.12%) UXPin
12 3 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.060%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.060%) LibreOffice
12 3 (0.060%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.040%) HipChat
13 2 (0.040%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 105 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.39%) NetSuite
3 65 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 25 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 22 (0.44%) Magento
7 21 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.34%) thinkFolio
9 17 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
10 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.14%) Shopify
12 7 (0.14%) Workfront
13 5 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
13 5 (0.099%) Workday HCM
14 4 (0.079%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 1,407 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1,112 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,028 (20.41%) PaaS
4 911 (18.09%) IaaS
5 244 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
6 220 (4.37%) Office 365
7 139 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
7 139 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 115 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 98 (1.95%) Serverless
10 73 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
11 72 (1.43%) GitHub
12 46 (0.91%) Amazon S3
13 45 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
14 41 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
15 30 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
16 27 (0.54%) Route 53
17 24 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 23 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 345 (6.85%) Firewall
2 186 (3.69%) DNS
3 179 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 124 (2.46%) Internet
5 120 (2.38%) SAN
6 116 (2.30%) VPN
7 115 (2.28%) HTTP
8 113 (2.24%) WAN
9 110 (2.18%) LAN
10 90 (1.79%) Network Security
11 68 (1.35%) DHCP
12 67 (1.33%) NAS
13 63 (1.25%) Unified Communications
14 60 (1.19%) SSL
14 60 (1.19%) Wireless
15 52 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
16 43 (0.85%) VoIP
17 36 (0.71%) MPLS
17 36 (0.71%) VLAN
18 31 (0.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 402 (7.98%) MySQL
3 238 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 215 (4.27%) Big Data
5 208 (4.13%) MongoDB
6 191 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 140 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 99 (1.97%) Hadoop
9 98 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 97 (1.93%) Redis
11 94 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 61 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 55 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 52 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 49 (0.97%) Oracle Database
16 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 38 (0.75%) Power BI
18 35 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 438 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 391 (7.76%) JIRA
3 373 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 139 (2.76%) Maven
5 133 (2.64%) Selenium
6 86 (1.71%) Subversion
7 79 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 75 (1.49%) JUnit
9 74 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 67 (1.33%) Vagrant
10 67 (1.33%) WebDriver
11 59 (1.17%) Cucumber
11 59 (1.17%) gulp
12 58 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 56 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 44 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 38 (0.75%) Bitbucket
17 33 (0.66%) IntelliJ
17 33 (0.66%) JMeter
General
1 1,031 (20.47%) Finance
2 504 (10.01%) Marketing
3 402 (7.98%) Retail
4 254 (5.04%) Banking
5 178 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 122 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 111 (2.20%) Advertising
8 89 (1.77%) Law
9 79 (1.57%) Legal
10 64 (1.27%) Electronics
11 56 (1.11%) German Language
12 50 (0.99%) French Language
13 49 (0.97%) Games
14 46 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.87%) Publishing
16 39 (0.77%) Back Office
17 25 (0.50%) Front Office
18 23 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
18 23 (0.46%) Spanish Language
19 22 (0.44%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,153 (22.89%) Developer
2 593 (11.77%) Architect
3 420 (8.34%) Consultant
4 374 (7.43%) Analyst
5 265 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 257 (5.10%) .NET Developer
7 238 (4.73%) Senior Developer
8 218 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 212 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
10 208 (4.13%) Project Manager
11 205 (4.07%) Software Developer
12 180 (3.57%) Java Developer
13 174 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
14 169 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 163 (3.24%) Applications Support
16 161 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
17 155 (3.08%) Software Engineer
18 152 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
19 135 (2.68%) PHP Developer
20 134 (2.66%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 832 (16.52%) .NET
2 818 (16.24%) HTML
3 632 (12.55%) CSS
4 566 (11.24%) AngularJS
5 389 (7.72%) Web Services
6 365 (7.25%) REST
7 349 (6.93%) ASP.NET
8 291 (5.78%) jQuery
9 259 (5.14%) React
10 237 (4.71%) Node.js
11 235 (4.67%) HTML5
12 217 (4.31%) XML
13 192 (3.81%) .NET Framework
14 189 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 183 (3.63%) LAMP
16 167 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 163 (3.24%) Spring
18 161 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 146 (2.90%) RESTful
20 143 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 397 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 306 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
3 305 (6.06%) User Experience
4 280 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 239 (4.74%) Fintech
6 213 (4.23%) Public Cloud
7 203 (4.03%) Data Centre
8 178 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
9 170 (3.38%) Management Information System
10 162 (3.22%) Mobile App
11 134 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
12 107 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 74 (1.47%) Social Media
14 73 (1.45%) Private Cloud
15 53 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
16 47 (0.93%) Virtual Team
17 38 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
17 38 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 37 (0.73%) EMV
19 34 (0.68%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 922 (18.30%) Linux
2 646 (12.83%) Windows
3 231 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 179 (3.55%) Unix
5 118 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (1.79%) Android
7 80 (1.59%) Solaris
8 78 (1.55%) Apple iOS
9 61 (1.21%) CentOS
10 57 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (0.91%) Windows 10
13 42 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 41 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.52%) Windows 7
16 25 (0.50%) AIX
17 24 (0.48%) HPUX
18 17 (0.34%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
20 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,943 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 860 (17.07%) DevOps
3 673 (13.36%) Scrum
4 517 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 478 (9.49%) Project Management
6 467 (9.27%) MVC
7 462 (9.17%) Software Engineering
8 405 (8.04%) TDD
9 398 (7.90%) CRM
10 367 (7.29%) Test Automation
11 366 (7.27%) SDLC
12 359 (7.13%) ITIL
13 356 (7.07%) Analytics
14 346 (6.87%) Mentoring
15 343 (6.81%) E-Commerce
16 324 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
17 319 (6.33%) Microservices
18 307 (6.09%) Presales
19 294 (5.84%) Web Development
20 293 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,153 (22.89%) JavaScript
2 869 (17.25%) SQL
3 833 (16.54%) Java
4 814 (16.16%) C#
5 555 (11.02%) Python
6 328 (6.51%) PHP
7 314 (6.23%) PowerShell
8 272 (5.40%) Bash Shell
9 177 (3.51%) Ruby
10 167 (3.32%) Perl
11 106 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 89 (1.77%) C++
13 84 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 83 (1.65%) TypeScript
15 66 (1.31%) C
16 63 (1.25%) Apex Code
17 57 (1.13%) Go
18 49 (0.97%) ES6
19 46 (0.91%) Scala
20 35 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 735 (14.59%) Degree
2 167 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 83 (1.65%) MCSE
6 78 (1.55%) CISSP
7 69 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 50 (0.99%) MCSA
10 47 (0.93%) PMP
11 45 (0.89%) Security Cleared
12 43 (0.85%) MCITP
13 39 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
14 36 (0.71%) CCNP
15 30 (0.60%) SC Cleared
16 28 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (0.54%) CISM
18 25 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
19 23 (0.46%) Master's Degree
19 23 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (6.55%) QA
2 169 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (2.20%) GDPR
4 76 (1.51%) GCP
5 69 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 66 (1.31%) SLA
7 42 (0.83%) PMO
8 29 (0.58%) PSD2
9 21 (0.42%) Data Quality
10 17 (0.34%) COBIT
11 11 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (0.18%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.12%) MiFID
15 4 (0.079%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 481 (9.55%) Docker
2 236 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 199 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 135 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (0.44%) XenApp
7 20 (0.40%) Xen
8 19 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.34%) vSphere
10 15 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.18%) Squid
16 8 (0.16%) NFS
17 7 (0.14%) LXC
18 6 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 373 (7.41%) Ansible
2 299 (5.94%) Puppet
3 297 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
4 207 (4.11%) Kubernetes
5 113 (2.24%) Terraform
6 45 (0.89%) Kibana
7 40 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (0.71%) Nagios
9 29 (0.58%) Packer
10 26 (0.52%) logstash
10 26 (0.52%) ZABBIX
11 25 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 23 (0.46%) SCCM
13 21 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
13 21 (0.42%) Tivoli
14 20 (0.40%) Mesos
14 20 (0.40%) SCOM
15 17 (0.34%) Salt
16 16 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 15 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 846 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 366 (7.27%) Oracle
3 291 (5.78%) VMware
4 280 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 198 (3.93%) Google
6 183 (3.63%) SAP
7 174 (3.45%) Cisco
8 114 (2.26%) IBM
9 104 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 101 (2.01%) Citrix
11 75 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 73 (1.45%) Splunk
13 70 (1.39%) Apple
14 65 (1.29%) HP
15 62 (1.23%) Xamarin
16 60 (1.19%) JD Edwards
17 46 (0.91%) Adobe
18 45 (0.89%) Capita
19 44 (0.87%) PayPal
20 39 (0.77%) CheckPoint