Period
to 2 April 2020

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

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 92 108
Rank change year-on-year +25 +16 +32
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,717 4,992 5,186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 3.37% 2.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.64% 12.27% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,256 4,539 4,777
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,700
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.11% +0.38%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 40,522 40,677 40,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.59% 27.48% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 32,932 32,479 32,949
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SaaS.

Salary trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 17 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 2 April 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
England +21 4,396 £58,000 +0.87% 539
UK excluding London +36 2,635 £52,500 +5.00% 328
London +1 1,926 £70,000 +7.69% 234
South East +30 1,176 £55,000 - 137
North of England +53 446 £52,500 +10.53% 69
Work from Home -1 419 £57,500 -8.00% 54
Midlands +70 363 £50,000 - 57
South West +18 250 £47,500 - 32
North West +47 247 £55,000 +15.79% 37
East of England +36 222 £57,000 +3.64% 12
West Midlands +29 195 £55,000 +10.00% 31
East Midlands +80 168 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Scotland +19 132 £47,500 -13.64% 17
North East +63 104 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Yorkshire -5 95 £47,500 -1.04% 16
Wales +6 42 £50,000 +21.21% 6
Northern Ireland -1 17 £47,500 +5.56%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 1,766 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,410 (29.89%) Azure
3 1,339 (28.39%) AWS
4 1,064 (22.56%) JavaScript
5 950 (20.14%) Microsoft
6 867 (18.38%) PaaS
7 860 (18.23%) SQL
8 822 (17.43%) Finance
8 822 (17.43%) DevOps
9 776 (16.45%) C#
10 762 (16.15%) .NET
11 702 (14.88%) IaaS
12 635 (13.46%) HTML
13 628 (13.31%) Java
14 603 (12.78%) Python
15 560 (11.87%) CSS
16 542 (11.49%) SQL Server
17 541 (11.47%) Docker
18 524 (11.11%) Software Engineering
19 523 (11.09%) Windows
20 519 (11.00%) Linux
21 504 (10.68%) Microservices
22 489 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
23 483 (10.24%) Scrum
24 479 (10.15%) Degree
25 435 (9.22%) AngularJS
26 424 (8.99%) Marketing
27 411 (8.71%) MVC
28 409 (8.67%) PHP
29 406 (8.61%) Git (software)

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
1 108 (2.29%) IIS
2 101 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 87 (1.84%) Confluence
4 80 (1.70%) Apache
5 76 (1.61%) CMS
6 72 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 61 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.87%) nginx
9 38 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 32 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 28 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 23 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.42%) SAS
15 19 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.40%) WordPress
16 12 (0.25%) JBoss
17 10 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.21%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 124 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 30 (0.64%) Sketch
6 25 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.42%) InVision
9 19 (0.40%) MS Visio
10 18 (0.38%) Chatbot
11 13 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
12 12 (0.25%) Zeplin
13 10 (0.21%) Figma
14 5 (0.11%) Adobe XD
14 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
15 3 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.064%) Marvel
16 2 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
17 1 (0.021%) CATIA
17 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 152 (3.22%) NetSuite
2 104 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 56 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 42 (0.89%) SAP Business One
5 37 (0.78%) Sage 200
5 37 (0.78%) Sage 500
6 28 (0.59%) Magento
7 18 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.34%) Lawson
9 16 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
9 16 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 15 (0.32%) Shopify
11 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 11 (0.23%) thinkFolio
12 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1,410 (29.89%) Azure
2 1,339 (28.39%) AWS
3 867 (18.38%) PaaS
4 702 (14.88%) IaaS
5 310 (6.57%) Office 365
6 214 (4.54%) GCP
7 194 (4.11%) Serverless
8 159 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
9 114 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 110 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
11 99 (2.10%) Power Platform
12 87 (1.84%) GitHub
13 82 (1.74%) Amazon S3
14 78 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
15 75 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
16 59 (1.25%) Boomi
17 57 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
18 52 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 51 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
20 48 (1.02%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 225 (4.77%) Firewall
2 128 (2.71%) DNS
3 106 (2.25%) Internet
4 99 (2.10%) VPN
5 86 (1.82%) Network Security
6 84 (1.78%) LAN
7 79 (1.67%) WAN
8 76 (1.61%) HTTP
9 64 (1.36%) SAN
10 61 (1.29%) TCP/IP
11 49 (1.04%) VoIP
12 37 (0.78%) DHCP
13 35 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (0.72%) Skype
15 26 (0.55%) Intranet
15 26 (0.55%) VLAN
15 26 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.49%) Wireless
17 21 (0.45%) SSL
18 16 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 352 (7.46%) MySQL
3 179 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 169 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
5 152 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 124 (2.63%) Big Data
7 122 (2.59%) Redis
8 119 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 111 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 84 (1.78%) Power BI
11 75 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 74 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 61 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 54 (1.14%) Data Lake
14 54 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 51 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
16 47 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
17 40 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
17 40 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
18 38 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 406 (8.61%) Git (software)
2 255 (5.41%) JIRA
3 205 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 111 (2.35%) Selenium
5 96 (2.04%) webpack
6 82 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 72 (1.53%) Subversion
8 67 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 59 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 54 (1.14%) TeamCity
12 51 (1.08%) Maven
12 51 (1.08%) PHPUnit
13 50 (1.06%) Grunt
14 48 (1.02%) gulp
15 36 (0.76%) Bitbucket
16 35 (0.74%) Postman
17 32 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 31 (0.66%) GitLab
18 31 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 822 (17.43%) Finance
2 424 (8.99%) Marketing
3 288 (6.11%) Retail
4 149 (3.16%) Legal
5 130 (2.76%) Law
6 123 (2.61%) Public Sector
7 114 (2.42%) Banking
8 88 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 61 (1.29%) Games
11 52 (1.10%) Advertising
12 40 (0.85%) Automotive
13 37 (0.78%) Billing
14 32 (0.68%) Back Office
15 26 (0.55%) Electronics
15 26 (0.55%) French Language
15 26 (0.55%) German Language
16 18 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.38%) Publishing
17 17 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,272 (26.97%) Developer
2 552 (11.70%) Architect
3 361 (7.65%) Senior Developer
4 297 (6.30%) Analyst
5 294 (6.23%) Consultant
6 243 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 229 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 222 (4.71%) Software Developer
9 204 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 171 (3.63%) PHP Developer
10 171 (3.63%) Software Engineer
11 161 (3.41%) C# Developer
12 159 (3.37%) Java Developer
13 149 (3.16%) Cloud Architect
14 141 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 136 (2.88%) Project Manager
16 120 (2.54%) Business Analyst
17 114 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
18 109 (2.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 109 (2.31%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (16.15%) .NET
2 635 (13.46%) HTML
3 560 (11.87%) CSS
4 435 (9.22%) AngularJS
5 393 (8.33%) React
6 348 (7.38%) REST
7 320 (6.78%) Web Services
8 271 (5.75%) .NET Core
9 270 (5.72%) ASP.NET
10 239 (5.07%) Node.js
11 186 (3.94%) jQuery
12 180 (3.82%) Laravel
13 179 (3.79%) HTML5
14 177 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 176 (3.73%) Vue.js
16 173 (3.67%) .NET Framework
17 153 (3.24%) Spring
18 152 (3.22%) RESTful
19 146 (3.10%) SOAP
20 144 (3.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 309 (6.55%) User Experience
2 276 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 220 (4.66%) Mobile App
5 201 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 154 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 136 (2.88%) Data Centre
8 125 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
9 123 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 94 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 82 (1.74%) Cloud Native
12 68 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 42 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 39 (0.83%) Clustering
15 32 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
16 31 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 28 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 28 (0.59%) iPad
17 28 (0.59%) Social Media
18 27 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 523 (11.09%) Windows
2 519 (11.00%) Linux
3 246 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 104 (2.20%) Unix
5 89 (1.89%) Android
6 86 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 73 (1.55%) Windows 10
8 64 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 49 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 48 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (0.87%) CentOS
12 36 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.15%) Debian
16 6 (0.13%) SUSE
16 6 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.085%) AIX
17 4 (0.085%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.085%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,766 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (17.43%) DevOps
3 524 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 504 (10.68%) Microservices
5 489 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
6 483 (10.24%) Scrum
7 411 (8.71%) MVC
8 387 (8.20%) Analytics
9 365 (7.74%) TDD
10 361 (7.65%) Fintech
11 357 (7.57%) CRM
12 349 (7.40%) Test Automation
13 326 (6.91%) Project Management
14 310 (6.57%) Mentoring
15 277 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 269 (5.70%) Computer Science
17 263 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
18 262 (5.55%) ERP
19 256 (5.43%) SDLC
20 255 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,064 (22.56%) JavaScript
2 860 (18.23%) SQL
3 776 (16.45%) C#
4 628 (13.31%) Java
5 603 (12.78%) Python
6 409 (8.67%) PHP
7 322 (6.83%) PowerShell
8 173 (3.67%) Ruby
9 162 (3.43%) TypeScript
10 140 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 132 (2.80%) ES6
12 117 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 86 (1.82%) C++
14 71 (1.51%) C
15 65 (1.38%) Perl
16 62 (1.31%) Go
17 48 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 47 (1.00%) Java 8
19 41 (0.87%) Scala
20 40 (0.85%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 479 (10.15%) Degree
2 140 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 127 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 58 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (1.02%) MCSE
9 40 (0.85%) CISSP
10 37 (0.78%) CCNA
11 31 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (0.59%) PMP
13 27 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 23 (0.49%) CCNP
14 23 (0.49%) MCSA
15 22 (0.47%) ACCA
16 19 (0.40%) CISM
17 18 (0.38%) MCP
18 16 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
19 12 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (7.59%) QA
2 110 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (1.95%) SLA
4 65 (1.38%) GDPR
5 55 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.83%) NIST
7 35 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.59%) PMO
9 21 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.34%) NIST 800
11 15 (0.32%) NCSC
12 11 (0.23%) WCAG
13 9 (0.19%) JSP 440
14 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.15%) PMBOK
16 6 (0.13%) PSD2
17 4 (0.085%) COBIT
17 4 (0.085%) ISO 20022
17 4 (0.085%) SEPA
System Software
1 541 (11.47%) Docker
2 326 (6.91%) Active Directory
3 143 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.32%) vSphere
8 13 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.23%) KVM
9 11 (0.23%) XenApp
10 10 (0.21%) oVirt
10 10 (0.21%) RHEV
11 9 (0.19%) Firmware
12 8 (0.17%) NFS
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.13%) iptables
13 6 (0.13%) QEMU
13 6 (0.13%) Varnish
13 6 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 398 (8.44%) Kubernetes
2 230 (4.88%) Ansible
3 216 (4.58%) Terraform
4 171 (3.63%) Puppet
5 148 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
6 145 (3.07%) SCCM
7 75 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (1.00%) WSUS
9 38 (0.81%) Grafana
10 36 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 32 (0.68%) Prometheus
12 23 (0.49%) SCOM
13 19 (0.40%) Nagios
14 17 (0.36%) Kibana
14 17 (0.36%) Packer
15 15 (0.32%) Salt
16 14 (0.30%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.28%) Consul
17 13 (0.28%) SCVMM
18 12 (0.25%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 950 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 326 (6.91%) Oracle
3 264 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
4 231 (4.90%) VMware
5 175 (3.71%) Google
6 167 (3.54%) SAP
7 120 (2.54%) Cisco
8 86 (1.82%) HP
9 82 (1.74%) Dell
10 71 (1.51%) IBM
11 66 (1.40%) Adobe
12 60 (1.27%) JD Edwards
12 60 (1.27%) Sage
12 60 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 54 (1.14%) Citrix
13 54 (1.14%) Tableau
14 47 (1.00%) Red Hat
15 45 (0.95%) Zend
16 41 (0.87%) Workday
17 39 (0.83%) Xamarin