Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 137 159
Rank change year-on-year +28 +22 +47
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,954 4,207 4,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.38% 2.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.37% 17.57% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,329 3,667 3,775
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +8.43%

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 34,476 23,942 20,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.91% 13.52% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28,551 20,077 17,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,375 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +27 4,640 £55,000 - 701
UK excluding London +41 2,668 £47,500 -5.00% 425
London +15 2,128 £62,500 +4.17% 312
South East +28 1,183 £46,000 -12.38% 138
North of England +29 405 £50,000 +11.11% 107
South West +23 338 £45,000 -14.29% 40
Midlands +3 283 £42,500 -15.00% 55
East of England +33 275 £60,000 +32.60% 45
North West +13 235 £47,500 +5.56% 74
West Midlands +21 201 £42,250 -15.50% 35
Yorkshire 0 131 £50,000 +7.53% 27
Scotland -24 120 £40,000 -5.88% 19
East Midlands -8 76 £44,500 -1.11% 20
Wales +21 53 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North East +15 39 £40,000 - 6
Northern Ireland -3 19 £45,000 -10.00% 9

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SaaS.

1 1,995 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,387 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 1,160 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1,007 (20.33%) HTML
5 948 (19.14%) SQL
6 944 (19.06%) Finance
7 935 (18.87%) Java
8 896 (18.09%) CSS
9 873 (17.62%) PaaS
10 833 (16.81%) Linux
11 829 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 777 (15.68%) .NET
13 767 (15.48%) C#
14 764 (15.42%) IaaS
15 743 (15.00%) DevOps
16 737 (14.88%) Degree
17 715 (14.43%) Microsoft
18 680 (13.73%) SQL Server
19 620 (12.52%) Scrum
20 605 (12.21%) MVC
21 595 (12.01%) AngularJS
22 578 (11.67%) Python
23 569 (11.49%) Windows
24 527 (10.64%) Marketing
25 507 (10.23%) Web Services
26 450 (9.08%) Project Management
26 450 (9.08%) Git (software)
27 432 (8.72%) jQuery
28 413 (8.34%) TDD
29 409 (8.26%) Software Engineering

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
1 150 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 128 (2.58%) Tomcat
3 109 (2.20%) IIS
4 107 (2.16%) CMS
5 101 (2.04%) Apache
6 81 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 79 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 75 (1.51%) JBoss
9 70 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 64 (1.29%) Confluence
11 62 (1.25%) MS Exchange
12 54 (1.09%) Mule
13 52 (1.05%) Mule ESB
14 48 (0.97%) OpenStack
15 39 (0.79%) nginx
16 38 (0.77%) Umbraco
17 37 (0.75%) Apache Solr
18 33 (0.67%) WebSphere
19 27 (0.55%) WordPress
20 26 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 123 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 7 (0.14%) InDesign
10 7 (0.14%) InVision
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.061%) HipChat
13 3 (0.061%) LibreOffice
13 3 (0.061%) Mingle
13 3 (0.061%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 3 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.040%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 92 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (1.66%) NetSuite
3 39 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.57%) Magento
6 14 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.28%) MultiChain
7 12 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 11 (0.22%) Workday HCM
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 9 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
10 8 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.16%) Postilion
10 8 (0.16%) Shopify
11 5 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,160 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
2 873 (17.62%) PaaS
3 829 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 764 (15.42%) IaaS
5 276 (5.57%) Office 365
6 163 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
7 109 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
8 97 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 56 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (1.09%) GitHub
11 49 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 45 (0.91%) G Suite
13 41 (0.83%) Serverless
14 40 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
15 37 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
16 33 (0.67%) npm
17 32 (0.65%) iPaaS
18 30 (0.61%) Slack
19 28 (0.57%) Amazon S3
20 22 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.66%) Firewall
2 171 (3.45%) DNS
3 151 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 116 (2.34%) VPN
5 113 (2.28%) WAN
6 101 (2.04%) LAN
7 99 (2.00%) Internet
8 98 (1.98%) HTTP
9 77 (1.55%) DHCP
10 74 (1.49%) Unified Communications
11 73 (1.47%) SSL
12 65 (1.31%) VoIP
13 57 (1.15%) Network Security
14 49 (0.99%) SAN
15 46 (0.93%) Skype
16 45 (0.91%) MPLS
17 43 (0.87%) Wireless
18 28 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
20 25 (0.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 388 (7.83%) MySQL
3 288 (5.81%) NoSQL
4 248 (5.01%) MongoDB
5 224 (4.52%) Big Data
6 173 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 104 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 87 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 86 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 85 (1.72%) Redis
11 74 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 61 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 60 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 54 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
15 49 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
16 44 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
17 37 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 35 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 32 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 450 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 314 (6.34%) JIRA
3 284 (5.73%) Jenkins
4 124 (2.50%) Selenium
5 111 (2.24%) JUnit
6 78 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 74 (1.49%) gulp
8 69 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 68 (1.37%) Subversion
10 62 (1.25%) Maven
11 61 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 58 (1.17%) Bitbucket
13 52 (1.05%) IntelliJ
14 51 (1.03%) Cucumber
15 48 (0.97%) TeamCity
16 43 (0.87%) WebDriver
17 42 (0.85%) Gradle
18 40 (0.81%) NUnit
19 38 (0.77%) webpack
20 35 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 944 (19.06%) Finance
2 527 (10.64%) Marketing
3 357 (7.21%) Retail
4 185 (3.73%) Banking
5 157 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 137 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 114 (2.30%) Legal
8 103 (2.08%) Advertising
9 80 (1.61%) Law
10 78 (1.57%) Electronics
11 65 (1.31%) German Language
12 55 (1.11%) Front Office
13 53 (1.07%) Back Office
14 48 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 48 (0.97%) Publishing
15 42 (0.85%) Billing
16 34 (0.69%) Games
17 33 (0.67%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.34%) French Language
19 12 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,405 (28.36%) Developer
2 619 (12.49%) Architect
3 342 (6.90%) Analyst
4 336 (6.78%) .NET Developer
5 288 (5.81%) Consultant
6 250 (5.05%) Software Developer
7 246 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 244 (4.93%) C# Developer
9 240 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 235 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
11 203 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 202 (4.08%) Java Developer
13 178 (3.59%) PHP Developer
14 176 (3.55%) Product Manager
15 175 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
16 174 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
17 171 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
18 162 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
19 151 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 139 (2.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,007 (20.33%) HTML
2 896 (18.09%) CSS
3 777 (15.68%) .NET
4 595 (12.01%) AngularJS
5 507 (10.23%) Web Services
6 432 (8.72%) jQuery
7 407 (8.22%) REST
8 361 (7.29%) ASP.NET
9 320 (6.46%) HTML5
10 308 (6.22%) Node.js
11 260 (5.25%) XML
12 256 (5.17%) SOAP
13 245 (4.95%) React
14 237 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 226 (4.56%) Spring
16 201 (4.06%) JSON
17 197 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 193 (3.90%) Sass
19 192 (3.88%) RESTful
20 179 (3.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 371 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 357 (7.21%) Computer Science
4 311 (6.28%) User Experience
5 223 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
6 213 (4.30%) Data Centre
7 197 (3.98%) Fintech
8 186 (3.75%) Mobile App
9 162 (3.27%) Management Information System
10 136 (2.75%) Public Cloud
11 99 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 76 (1.53%) Social Media
13 61 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 58 (1.17%) Private Cloud
15 57 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 38 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 36 (0.73%) PKI
18 35 (0.71%) Data Structures
18 35 (0.71%) Mainframe
19 33 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 833 (16.81%) Linux
2 569 (11.49%) Windows
3 191 (3.86%) Unix
4 169 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 133 (2.68%) Android
6 120 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 83 (1.68%) CentOS
8 79 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 34 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 24 (0.48%) Solaris
13 19 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.22%) VMS
17 9 (0.18%) AIX
18 7 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
19 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,995 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 743 (15.00%) DevOps
3 620 (12.52%) Scrum
4 605 (12.21%) MVC
5 450 (9.08%) Project Management
6 413 (8.34%) TDD
7 409 (8.26%) Software Engineering
8 396 (7.99%) CRM
9 379 (7.65%) Analytics
10 377 (7.61%) E-Commerce
11 358 (7.23%) Microservices
11 358 (7.23%) Web Development
12 343 (6.92%) OO
13 310 (6.26%) Test Automation
14 307 (6.20%) SDLC
15 298 (6.02%) ITIL
16 290 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
17 287 (5.79%) Mentoring
18 273 (5.51%) Presales
19 268 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,387 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 948 (19.14%) SQL
3 935 (18.87%) Java
4 767 (15.48%) C#
5 578 (11.67%) Python
6 389 (7.85%) PHP
7 276 (5.57%) Bash Shell
8 237 (4.78%) Ruby
9 222 (4.48%) PowerShell
10 141 (2.85%) Perl
11 116 (2.34%) T-SQL
12 115 (2.32%) C++
13 113 (2.28%) C
14 98 (1.98%) TypeScript
15 81 (1.64%) Go
16 69 (1.39%) Scala
17 53 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 48 (0.97%) ES6
18 48 (0.97%) R
18 48 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 737 (14.88%) Degree
2 164 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (1.82%) MCSE
5 87 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (1.41%) CISSP
7 54 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 53 (1.07%) AWS Certification
9 51 (1.03%) CCNP
10 50 (1.01%) CISM
11 47 (0.95%) MCSA
12 39 (0.79%) CCNA
12 39 (0.79%) MCITP
13 37 (0.75%) ISEB
14 33 (0.67%) ISTQB
15 31 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
15 31 (0.63%) PMI Certification
16 29 (0.59%) CISA
17 27 (0.55%) PhD
18 26 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (5.87%) QA
2 157 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 93 (1.88%) GDPR
5 73 (1.47%) SLA
6 31 (0.63%) GCP
7 25 (0.50%) PMO
8 23 (0.46%) COBIT
9 17 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.28%) ISO 22301
12 13 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.22%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.12%) FISMA
15 4 (0.081%) HL7
15 4 (0.081%) ISO 31000
15 4 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.081%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 375 (7.57%) Docker
2 198 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 132 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.75%) Xen
6 20 (0.40%) vSphere
7 16 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.22%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.16%) OpenAM
11 6 (0.12%) NFS
12 5 (0.10%) Squid
12 5 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.081%) KVM
13 4 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.081%) XenApp
14 3 (0.061%) Varnish
14 3 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 326 (6.58%) Puppet
2 320 (6.46%) Opscode Chef
3 270 (5.45%) Ansible
4 147 (2.97%) Kubernetes
5 118 (2.38%) Terraform
6 39 (0.79%) SCCM
7 31 (0.63%) Nagios
8 28 (0.57%) Kibana
9 23 (0.46%) Salt
10 16 (0.32%) logstash
10 16 (0.32%) Mesos
11 15 (0.30%) Grafana
12 13 (0.26%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.26%) Packer
13 12 (0.24%) Cacti
13 12 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.22%) SCOM
14 11 (0.22%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.22%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 715 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 336 (6.78%) Oracle
3 251 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
4 247 (4.99%) Google
5 221 (4.46%) VMware
6 191 (3.86%) SAP
7 130 (2.62%) Cisco
8 125 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 112 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 86 (1.74%) Apple
11 78 (1.57%) Citrix
12 77 (1.55%) IBM
13 62 (1.25%) HP
14 57 (1.15%) Adobe
15 51 (1.03%) Sun
16 50 (1.01%) Splunk
16 50 (1.01%) Zend
17 39 (0.79%) Dell
18 35 (0.71%) JD Edwards
18 35 (0.71%) Sage