Period
to 2 August 2021

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 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 59 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 +45
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 6,274 3,075 5,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.54% 4.53% 3.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.96% 12.34% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,416 2,556 4,395
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +8.25%

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 48,392 24,913 43,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.76% 36.69% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34,795 20,568 36,019
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £74,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

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 August 2021.

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 August 2021. 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 +8 5,546 £62,500 +4.17% 1,054
London +6 2,914 £72,500 +3.57% 422
UK excluding London +7 2,750 £55,000 - 680
Work from Home +6 1,626 £62,500 +4.17% 320
South East -11 983 £55,000 - 181
North of England +12 494 £55,000 +4.76% 185
Midlands -6 450 £55,000 +4.76% 132
South West +16 379 £47,750 -9.05% 72
North West +25 286 £55,000 - 107
West Midlands -13 249 £58,250 +10.95% 81
East Midlands +14 200 £50,000 - 51
Scotland +12 186 £54,000 -1.82% 31
East of England +26 168 £55,000 -1.35% 57
Yorkshire +7 158 £52,500 +10.53% 62
Northern Ireland +11 61 £75,000 +27.66% 9
North East -29 52 £49,000 +3.16% 16
Wales -3 38 £47,500 - 13

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 2,445 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,149 (34.25%) AWS
3 1,832 (29.20%) Azure
4 1,565 (24.94%) JavaScript
5 1,488 (23.72%) DevOps
6 1,433 (22.84%) Social Skills
7 1,231 (19.62%) Finance
8 1,176 (18.74%) PaaS
9 1,064 (16.96%) SQL
10 1,045 (16.66%) Docker
11 999 (15.92%) Microservices
12 967 (15.41%) React
13 952 (15.17%) Kubernetes
14 900 (14.34%) IaaS
14 900 (14.34%) Python
15 891 (14.20%) .NET
16 884 (14.09%) Software Engineering
17 855 (13.63%) Microsoft
18 808 (12.88%) HTML
19 781 (12.45%) C#
20 765 (12.19%) CSS
21 734 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
22 720 (11.48%) Java
23 711 (11.33%) Scrum
24 706 (11.25%) Degree
25 672 (10.71%) Full Stack Development
26 661 (10.54%) Node.js
27 615 (9.80%) Linux
28 596 (9.50%) TypeScript
29 591 (9.42%) AngularJS

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
1 204 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 150 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 134 (2.14%) Confluence
4 87 (1.39%) IIS
5 79 (1.26%) CMS
6 76 (1.21%) Apache
7 67 (1.07%) WordPress
8 51 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 36 (0.57%) Documentum
10 30 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
11 29 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 25 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 22 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.30%) nginx
15 18 (0.29%) IBM Domino
16 17 (0.27%) Gunicorn
17 15 (0.24%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 99 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 41 (0.65%) Sketch
5 37 (0.59%) InVision
6 35 (0.56%) Figma
7 27 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.40%) Chatbot
9 20 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 18 (0.29%) Adobe XD
11 16 (0.26%) MS Visio
11 16 (0.26%) Oracle Smart View
11 16 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
12 15 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
13 12 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
14 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 10 (0.16%) Marvel
14 10 (0.16%) Zeplin
15 5 (0.080%) UXPin
15 5 (0.080%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 206 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
2 90 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 66 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
4 61 (0.97%) NetSuite
5 47 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 44 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
7 34 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 30 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
10 27 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
10 27 (0.43%) TrackWise
11 25 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 23 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 22 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
13 22 (0.35%) Sentinel
14 19 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
14 19 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
15 16 (0.26%) FastStats
15 16 (0.26%) Magento
15 16 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2,149 (34.25%) AWS
2 1,832 (29.20%) Azure
3 1,176 (18.74%) PaaS
4 900 (14.34%) IaaS
5 461 (7.35%) Serverless
6 456 (7.27%) GCP
7 315 (5.02%) Microsoft 365
8 282 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
9 248 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 228 (3.63%) GitHub
11 217 (3.46%) Power Platform
12 178 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
13 177 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 176 (2.81%) Amazon S3
15 108 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
16 103 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
17 100 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
18 91 (1.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 89 (1.42%) Amazon ECS
20 86 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 259 (4.13%) Firewall
2 193 (3.08%) DNS
3 122 (1.94%) VPN
4 104 (1.66%) Network Security
5 94 (1.50%) HTTP
6 83 (1.32%) Internet
7 79 (1.26%) TCP/IP
8 70 (1.12%) SAN
9 67 (1.07%) WAN
10 66 (1.05%) SSL
11 63 (1.00%) DHCP
12 55 (0.88%) LAN
13 40 (0.64%) VoIP
14 34 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (0.38%) Unified Communications
16 23 (0.37%) VLAN
17 21 (0.33%) MPLS
17 21 (0.33%) SMTP
18 17 (0.27%) AMQP
19 15 (0.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 443 (7.06%) MySQL
3 349 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 339 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 291 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 258 (4.11%) Big Data
7 199 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 167 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
9 148 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 133 (2.12%) Power BI
11 122 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 105 (1.67%) Redis
13 74 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 73 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 68 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
16 60 (0.96%) Hadoop
17 59 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 55 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
20 50 (0.80%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 580 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 402 (6.41%) JIRA
3 374 (5.96%) Jenkins
4 164 (2.61%) GitLab
5 157 (2.50%) Selenium
6 148 (2.36%) Cypress.io
7 121 (1.93%) webpack
8 92 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 85 (1.35%) Postman
10 80 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 76 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 76 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 58 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 57 (0.91%) Maven
14 54 (0.86%) CircleCI
14 54 (0.86%) Gradle
15 53 (0.84%) SpecFlow
15 53 (0.84%) Visual Studio
16 46 (0.73%) git-flow
17 42 (0.67%) gulp
General
1 1,433 (22.84%) Social Skills
2 1,231 (19.62%) Finance
3 558 (8.89%) Marketing
4 473 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 259 (4.13%) Retail
6 223 (3.55%) Banking
7 169 (2.69%) Public Sector
8 153 (2.44%) Games
9 149 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
10 143 (2.28%) Legal
11 138 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
12 134 (2.14%) Law
13 123 (1.96%) Manufacturing
14 119 (1.90%) Telecoms
15 110 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 108 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
17 90 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 74 (1.18%) Electronics
19 72 (1.15%) Back Office
20 70 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,565 (24.94%) Developer
2 659 (10.50%) Architect
3 451 (7.19%) Senior Developer
4 351 (5.59%) Software Engineer
5 350 (5.58%) Consultant
6 300 (4.78%) Analyst
7 296 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 295 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 253 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
10 246 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 218 (3.47%) .NET Developer
12 205 (3.27%) Product Manager
13 192 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
14 190 (3.03%) Software Developer
15 164 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
16 161 (2.57%) Project Manager
17 156 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 154 (2.45%) C# Developer
19 152 (2.42%) React Developer
20 148 (2.36%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (15.41%) React
2 891 (14.20%) .NET
3 808 (12.88%) HTML
4 765 (12.19%) CSS
5 661 (10.54%) Node.js
6 591 (9.42%) AngularJS
7 485 (7.73%) Web Services
8 476 (7.59%) REST
9 406 (6.47%) .NET Core
10 368 (5.87%) RESTful
11 302 (4.81%) HTML5
12 277 (4.42%) GraphQL
13 261 (4.16%) Vue.js
14 250 (3.98%) .NET Framework
15 244 (3.89%) Kafka
16 237 (3.78%) Redux
17 234 (3.73%) Spring
18 192 (3.06%) Sass
19 183 (2.92%) Laravel
20 179 (2.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 579 (9.23%) User Experience
2 355 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 286 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 234 (3.73%) Cloud Native
5 211 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 209 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 194 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 173 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
9 170 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
10 142 (2.26%) Management Information System
11 132 (2.10%) Virtual Team
12 109 (1.74%) Life Science
13 107 (1.71%) Data Structures
14 98 (1.56%) Algorithms
15 83 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
16 78 (1.24%) Private Cloud
17 75 (1.20%) Blog
18 53 (0.84%) Tandem
19 44 (0.70%) Marketing Technology
20 41 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 615 (9.80%) Linux
2 493 (7.86%) Windows
3 219 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 158 (2.52%) Android
4 158 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 151 (2.41%) Unix
6 50 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 41 (0.65%) VMS
9 37 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
10 33 (0.53%) CentOS
11 32 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 31 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 31 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
13 29 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.30%) Debian
15 18 (0.29%) SUSE
16 15 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,445 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,488 (23.72%) DevOps
3 999 (15.92%) Microservices
4 884 (14.09%) Software Engineering
5 734 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
6 711 (11.33%) Scrum
7 672 (10.71%) Full Stack Development
8 544 (8.67%) Test Automation
9 538 (8.58%) Fintech
10 505 (8.05%) Mentoring
11 496 (7.91%) Computer Science
12 492 (7.84%) TDD
13 480 (7.65%) Project Management
14 469 (7.48%) Analytics
15 411 (6.55%) B2B
16 403 (6.42%) ERP
17 386 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
18 369 (5.88%) Front End Development
19 358 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
20 356 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,565 (24.94%) JavaScript
2 1,064 (16.96%) SQL
3 900 (14.34%) Python
4 781 (12.45%) C#
5 720 (11.48%) Java
6 596 (9.50%) TypeScript
7 460 (7.33%) PHP
8 436 (6.95%) PowerShell
9 219 (3.49%) Bash Shell
10 207 (3.30%) Go
11 180 (2.87%) Ruby
12 128 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 123 (1.96%) C
14 120 (1.91%) ES6
15 111 (1.77%) C++
16 105 (1.67%) Kotlin
17 93 (1.48%) Perl
18 84 (1.34%) Java 8
19 64 (1.02%) Scala
20 53 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 706 (11.25%) Degree
2 288 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 251 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 224 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
5 163 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 108 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 63 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 63 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 43 (0.69%) CISSP
10 39 (0.62%) OCP
11 38 (0.61%) PMP
12 33 (0.53%) PhD
13 29 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (0.43%) MCSA
15 25 (0.40%) CISM
15 25 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (0.38%) AWS Certification
17 22 (0.35%) ISTQB
17 22 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (7.03%) QA
2 139 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (1.67%) GDPR
4 74 (1.18%) SLA
5 58 (0.92%) GRC
6 53 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 45 (0.72%) Accessibility
9 41 (0.65%) NIST
10 29 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
11 24 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (0.32%) PMO
13 18 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 15 (0.24%) SOC 2
15 10 (0.16%) CDISC
15 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.16%) ITGC
16 8 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
16 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,045 (16.66%) Docker
2 376 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 171 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 60 (0.96%) vSphere
6 33 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 13 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 11 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.14%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.11%) XenApp
14 6 (0.096%) NFS
14 6 (0.096%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.080%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.064%) HDFS
17 3 (0.048%) BitLocker
17 3 (0.048%) LXC
18 2 (0.032%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 952 (15.17%) Kubernetes
2 515 (8.21%) Terraform
3 287 (4.57%) Ansible
4 200 (3.19%) Puppet
5 178 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (1.31%) SCCM
7 64 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 52 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 41 (0.65%) Grafana
10 37 (0.59%) SCOM
10 37 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
11 33 (0.53%) CFEngine
12 31 (0.49%) Istio
13 29 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
14 27 (0.43%) Nagios
15 26 (0.41%) Packer
16 24 (0.38%) vRealize
16 24 (0.38%) ZABBIX
17 21 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 21 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 855 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 494 (7.87%) Oracle
3 288 (4.59%) Google
4 215 (3.43%) VMware
5 164 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 149 (2.37%) SAP
7 94 (1.50%) Adobe
8 85 (1.35%) Cisco
9 73 (1.16%) IBM
10 67 (1.07%) ServiceNow
11 65 (1.04%) JD Edwards
12 55 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 55 (0.88%) Citrix
13 50 (0.80%) Dell
14 49 (0.78%) HP
15 48 (0.77%) Xamarin
16 44 (0.70%) MuleSoft
17 37 (0.59%) Zend
18 36 (0.57%) Splunk
19 35 (0.56%) Veeam