Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 110 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 +20 +23
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,960 5,043 4,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 2.89% 2.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.69% 12.15% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4,203 4,372 3,882
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% +7.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £84,475
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 42,419 41,509 29,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.36% 23.79% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34,355 33,799 24,623
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.75% -1.14%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 4,572 £57,500 +4.55% 440
UK excluding London +19 2,599 £50,000 +5.26% 297
London +21 2,217 £65,000 +8.33% 160
South East +30 1,124 £55,000 +10.00% 121
North of England -21 413 £50,000 +6.67% 53
Midlands +3 302 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South West -16 252 £45,000 +2.86% 36
East of England +24 251 £55,000 -4.35% 30
North West +1 235 £55,000 +22.22% 35
West Midlands -24 198 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Scotland +21 183 £51,000 +13.33% 9
Yorkshire -28 136 £47,500 -5.00% 13
East Midlands +49 102 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Northern Ireland +21 63 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North East +18 44 £45,000 - 5
Wales +5 23 £45,000 +4.65% 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,875 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,405 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1,339 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,193 (24.05%) JavaScript
5 981 (19.78%) SQL
6 937 (18.89%) Java
7 893 (18.00%) Microsoft
8 888 (17.90%) DevOps
9 867 (17.48%) PaaS
10 841 (16.96%) C#
11 832 (16.77%) HTML
12 825 (16.63%) Finance
13 813 (16.39%) .NET
14 780 (15.73%) IaaS
15 750 (15.12%) Linux
16 682 (13.75%) SQL Server
17 681 (13.73%) CSS
18 616 (12.42%) Windows
18 616 (12.42%) Docker
19 612 (12.34%) Software Engineering
20 579 (11.67%) Python
21 548 (11.05%) Degree
22 529 (10.67%) MVC
23 512 (10.32%) Microservices
24 510 (10.28%) AngularJS
25 495 (9.98%) Scrum
26 453 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
27 452 (9.11%) Marketing
28 447 (9.01%) Kubernetes
29 446 (8.99%) 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
1 211 (4.25%) Tomcat
2 201 (4.05%) Apache
3 122 (2.46%) Confluence
4 115 (2.32%) IIS
5 88 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 83 (1.67%) JBoss
7 65 (1.31%) Apache Spark
8 64 (1.29%) SharePoint
9 53 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 47 (0.95%) CMS
11 44 (0.89%) Skype for Business
12 43 (0.87%) MS Exchange
13 42 (0.85%) Apache Solr
14 30 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 29 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.52%) nginx
16 26 (0.52%) WordPress
17 24 (0.48%) GeoServer
17 24 (0.48%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 91 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.52%) Sketch
5 23 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.36%) InVision
7 16 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.30%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.22%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.20%) Figma
12 9 (0.18%) Marvel
13 8 (0.16%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.081%) RoboHelp
15 3 (0.060%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.060%) Lectora
15 3 (0.060%) Mingle
15 3 (0.060%) Zeplin
16 1 (0.020%) Adobe XD
16 1 (0.020%) Weka
Business Applications
1 81 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.19%) NetSuite
3 37 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 35 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
7 18 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.28%) Visualfiles
9 12 (0.24%) Eze OMS
10 10 (0.20%) Lawson
10 10 (0.20%) Magento
10 10 (0.20%) SAP Business One
11 9 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (0.16%) SAP GRC
12 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
13 7 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
13 7 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,405 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1,339 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 867 (17.48%) PaaS
4 780 (15.73%) IaaS
5 336 (6.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 249 (5.02%) Office 365
7 180 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
8 114 (2.30%) Serverless
9 96 (1.94%) npm
10 90 (1.81%) GitHub
11 72 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
12 71 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 62 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
14 48 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 43 (0.87%) OpenShift
16 42 (0.85%) Power Platform
17 40 (0.81%) Amazon S3
18 39 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
19 35 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
20 34 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 214 (4.31%) Firewall
2 208 (4.19%) DNS
3 170 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 133 (2.68%) HTTP
5 100 (2.02%) VPN
6 96 (1.94%) Internet
7 85 (1.71%) DHCP
8 80 (1.61%) WAN
9 79 (1.59%) SAN
10 72 (1.45%) LAN
10 72 (1.45%) Network Security
11 63 (1.27%) SSL
12 48 (0.97%) Skype
13 40 (0.81%) Unified Communications
14 38 (0.77%) SMTP
15 37 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
15 37 (0.75%) MPLS
16 35 (0.71%) VoIP
17 29 (0.58%) SNMP
18 28 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 319 (6.43%) MySQL
3 208 (4.19%) NoSQL
4 204 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 181 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 127 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 104 (2.10%) Big Data
8 99 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 86 (1.73%) Redis
10 85 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 70 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 55 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 54 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
15 50 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
16 49 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
17 42 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
18 41 (0.83%) Power BI
19 40 (0.81%) Data Lake
20 37 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 425 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 375 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 277 (5.58%) JIRA
4 167 (3.37%) Selenium
5 114 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 105 (2.12%) Maven
7 104 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 100 (2.02%) webpack
9 97 (1.96%) gulp
10 88 (1.77%) JUnit
11 82 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 79 (1.59%) Bitbucket
13 76 (1.53%) Cucumber
14 70 (1.41%) Babel
15 66 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 64 (1.29%) JMeter
17 60 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
18 53 (1.07%) CircleCI
19 52 (1.05%) Subversion
20 43 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 825 (16.63%) Finance
2 452 (9.11%) Marketing
3 315 (6.35%) Retail
4 177 (3.57%) Banking
5 164 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 154 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.02%) Law
7 100 (2.02%) Legal
8 92 (1.85%) Electronics
9 68 (1.37%) Games
10 63 (1.27%) Advertising
11 56 (1.13%) German Language
12 51 (1.03%) French Language
13 42 (0.85%) Front Office
13 42 (0.85%) Spanish Language
14 38 (0.77%) Italian Language
15 31 (0.63%) Publishing
16 27 (0.54%) Billing
17 25 (0.50%) Back Office
17 25 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,253 (25.26%) Developer
2 515 (10.38%) Architect
3 299 (6.03%) .NET Developer
4 295 (5.95%) Analyst
5 286 (5.77%) Consultant
6 284 (5.73%) Senior Developer
7 252 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 225 (4.54%) Software Developer
9 220 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 203 (4.09%) C# Developer
10 203 (4.09%) Software Engineer
11 201 (4.05%) Java Developer
12 158 (3.19%) Product Manager
13 151 (3.04%) Support Engineer
14 145 (2.92%) Project Manager
15 144 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
16 140 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
17 139 (2.80%) Applications Support
18 135 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
19 134 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 832 (16.77%) HTML
2 813 (16.39%) .NET
3 681 (13.73%) CSS
4 510 (10.28%) AngularJS
5 446 (8.99%) Web Services
6 370 (7.46%) RESTful
7 364 (7.34%) React
8 348 (7.02%) ASP.NET
9 304 (6.13%) Node.js
10 287 (5.79%) REST
11 248 (5.00%) XML
12 238 (4.80%) jQuery
13 226 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 208 (4.19%) Spring
15 197 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 196 (3.95%) HTML5
16 196 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 194 (3.91%) JSON
18 175 (3.53%) SOAP
19 174 (3.51%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 371 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 323 (6.51%) User Experience
3 276 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 201 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 198 (3.99%) Data Centre
6 177 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 166 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
8 153 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
9 118 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 103 (2.08%) Management Information System
11 101 (2.04%) Private Cloud
12 72 (1.45%) Social Media
13 53 (1.07%) Blog
14 47 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 47 (0.95%) Replication
15 46 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.87%) CMDB
17 42 (0.85%) Derivative
18 39 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
19 38 (0.77%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 750 (15.12%) Linux
2 616 (12.42%) Windows
3 226 (4.56%) Windows Server
4 162 (3.27%) Unix
5 77 (1.55%) CentOS
6 76 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 66 (1.33%) Android
9 53 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 44 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (0.52%) Debian
15 19 (0.38%) Solaris
16 15 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.16%) AIX
18 8 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,875 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (17.90%) DevOps
3 612 (12.34%) Software Engineering
4 529 (10.67%) MVC
5 512 (10.32%) Microservices
6 495 (9.98%) Scrum
7 453 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
8 385 (7.76%) Analytics
9 384 (7.74%) TDD
10 371 (7.48%) Test Automation
11 347 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
12 326 (6.57%) Project Management
13 324 (6.53%) Fintech
14 309 (6.23%) ITIL
15 308 (6.21%) CRM
16 296 (5.97%) Mentoring
17 278 (5.60%) Computer Science
18 272 (5.48%) Presales
19 262 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
20 241 (4.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,193 (24.05%) JavaScript
2 981 (19.78%) SQL
3 937 (18.89%) Java
4 841 (16.96%) C#
5 579 (11.67%) Python
6 296 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 279 (5.63%) PowerShell
8 270 (5.44%) PHP
9 265 (5.34%) TypeScript
10 228 (4.60%) Ruby
11 214 (4.31%) Perl
12 125 (2.52%) C
13 116 (2.34%) ES6
14 112 (2.26%) C++
15 108 (2.18%) T-SQL
16 86 (1.73%) Go
17 78 (1.57%) Objective-C
18 74 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 67 (1.35%) Java 8
20 51 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 548 (11.05%) Degree
2 116 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (1.67%) CISSP
4 74 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 58 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (1.03%) CEH
6 51 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 46 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (0.83%) MCSE
9 39 (0.79%) ISEB
10 33 (0.67%) PMP
11 32 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 30 (0.60%) AWS Certification
12 30 (0.60%) Master's Degree
13 27 (0.54%) CISM
13 27 (0.54%) ISTQB
14 26 (0.52%) CCNP
15 23 (0.46%) CCNA
16 21 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.88%) QA
2 167 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 94 (1.90%) SLA
4 90 (1.81%) GDPR
5 39 (0.79%) NIST
6 36 (0.73%) HIPAA
7 33 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 28 (0.56%) COBIT
10 25 (0.50%) PMO
11 24 (0.48%) Data Quality
12 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.20%) SAS 70
15 8 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.12%) GAMP
17 5 (0.10%) PSD2
18 4 (0.081%) ISO 9001
18 4 (0.081%) RMADS
18 4 (0.081%) SEPA
System Software
1 616 (12.42%) Docker
2 291 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 193 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 153 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 62 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
7 37 (0.75%) XenApp
8 36 (0.73%) vSphere
9 21 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.20%) NFS
11 8 (0.16%) Varnish
12 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.12%) KVM
12 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.10%) iptables
14 4 (0.081%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.081%) Firmware
14 4 (0.081%) pfSense
14 4 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 447 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 417 (8.41%) Ansible
3 389 (7.84%) Puppet
4 333 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
5 170 (3.43%) Terraform
6 80 (1.61%) Nagios
7 63 (1.27%) SCCM
8 44 (0.89%) Prometheus
9 37 (0.75%) SCOM
10 34 (0.69%) CFEngine
11 29 (0.58%) Salt
12 28 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 26 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.44%) Kibana
15 20 (0.40%) ZABBIX
16 18 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (0.32%) HAProxy
18 15 (0.30%) logstash
18 15 (0.30%) Mesos
18 15 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 893 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 340 (6.85%) Oracle
3 324 (6.53%) Google
4 251 (5.06%) VMware
5 235 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
6 233 (4.70%) SAP
7 130 (2.62%) Atlassian
8 128 (2.58%) Cisco
9 126 (2.54%) ServiceNow
10 107 (2.16%) IBM
11 103 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 80 (1.61%) Splunk
13 69 (1.39%) Citrix
14 61 (1.23%) Adobe
15 57 (1.15%) JD Edwards
16 42 (0.85%) Sage
17 41 (0.83%) HP
18 39 (0.79%) Veeam
19 38 (0.77%) Bloomberg
19 38 (0.77%) Reuters