Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 82 119
Rank change year-on-year +31 +37 +10
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,347 4,978 4,630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 3.52% 2.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.20% 11.31% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,253 4,649 4,064
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 19,231 44,022 40,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.19% 31.16% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15,951 35,812 33,168
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +29 2,146 £62,500 +4.17% 448
UK excluding London +35 1,232 £55,000 +4.76% 315
London +18 985 £70,000 +7.69% 168
South East +25 524 £57,500 +4.55% 89
Work from Home -13 301 £65,000 +4.00% 118
North of England +67 223 £54,000 -0.30% 88
Midlands +75 204 £55,000 +10.00% 40
South West +55 150 £52,500 +5.00% 38
West Midlands +67 132 £57,500 +15.00% 18
North West +36 119 £65,000 +13.04% 42
Yorkshire +110 73 £45,000 -5.26% 39
East Midlands +49 67 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Scotland +33 67 £55,000 +15.79% 25
East of England -12 54 £80,000 +33.33% 21
North East -2 31 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Wales +51 16 £47,500 +8.57% 10
Northern Ireland -26 9 £52,500 +16.67% 4

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 829 (35.32%) AWS
2 803 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 745 (31.74%) Azure
4 569 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 552 (23.52%) DevOps
6 477 (20.32%) Finance
7 419 (17.85%) PaaS
8 409 (17.43%) Python
9 385 (16.40%) Microsoft
10 378 (16.11%) .NET
11 354 (15.08%) SQL
12 352 (15.00%) IaaS
13 343 (14.61%) Java
14 336 (14.32%) Microservices
15 313 (13.34%) Docker
16 312 (13.29%) C#
17 305 (13.00%) HTML
18 282 (12.02%) CSS
19 277 (11.80%) Kubernetes
20 274 (11.67%) Scrum
21 248 (10.57%) Linux
22 239 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
23 237 (10.10%) Analytics
23 237 (10.10%) Software Engineering
24 222 (9.46%) React
25 221 (9.42%) Degree
26 218 (9.29%) Windows
27 212 (9.03%) SQL Server
28 208 (8.86%) Serverless
28 208 (8.86%) Fintech

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 68 (2.90%) IIS
2 59 (2.51%) Confluence
2 59 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 28 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 21 (0.89%) CMS
7 19 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.72%) SAS
9 15 (0.64%) Apache
10 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.43%) WordPress
11 9 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.30%) nginx
13 6 (0.26%) Mendix
13 6 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.17%) Anypoint
16 3 (0.13%) Drupal
16 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
1 32 (1.36%) Sketch
2 31 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.89%) InVision
4 17 (0.72%) Zeplin
5 16 (0.68%) Figma
5 16 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.38%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.30%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.085%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.043%) InDesign
12 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 32 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (0.64%) SAP GTS
5 14 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.21%) BigMachines
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.17%) Eikon
10 4 (0.17%) Magento
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.085%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 829 (35.32%) AWS
2 745 (31.74%) Azure
3 419 (17.85%) PaaS
4 352 (15.00%) IaaS
5 208 (8.86%) Serverless
6 134 (5.71%) Office 365
7 131 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
8 117 (4.99%) GCP
9 95 (4.05%) Power Platform
10 62 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (2.60%) Amazon S3
12 56 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 51 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
14 42 (1.79%) Azure Functions
15 41 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
16 40 (1.70%) GitHub
17 38 (1.62%) PowerApps
18 33 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 28 (1.19%) Route 53
20 26 (1.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.60%) Firewall
2 90 (3.83%) DNS
3 77 (3.28%) Internet
4 50 (2.13%) VPN
5 46 (1.96%) Skype
6 45 (1.92%) WAN
7 43 (1.83%) TCP/IP
8 41 (1.75%) HTTP
9 35 (1.49%) LAN
10 33 (1.41%) SAN
11 24 (1.02%) SSL
12 21 (0.89%) Network Security
13 18 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (0.60%) VoIP
15 9 (0.38%) AMQP
15 9 (0.38%) WebEx
16 8 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.30%) CTI
17 7 (0.30%) iSCSI
17 7 (0.30%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 140 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 126 (5.37%) Big Data
4 121 (5.16%) MySQL
5 113 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 69 (2.94%) Data Lake
7 61 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (2.56%) Power BI
9 53 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (2.00%) Redis
11 45 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 44 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 42 (1.79%) Relational Database
14 35 (1.49%) Hadoop
15 32 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.36%) Snowflake Schema
16 27 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 143 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 115 (4.90%) JIRA
3 109 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 75 (3.20%) Selenium
5 50 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.28%) Postman
8 29 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.15%) webpack
10 26 (1.11%) SpecFlow
11 25 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (1.02%) Mocha
12 24 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 23 (0.98%) JMeter
14 18 (0.77%) JUnit
14 18 (0.77%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.68%) Jasmine
16 15 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (0.64%) Grunt
16 15 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 477 (20.32%) Finance
2 194 (8.27%) Marketing
3 108 (4.60%) Law
4 88 (3.75%) Retail
5 66 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 65 (2.77%) Public Sector
7 50 (2.13%) Banking
8 43 (1.83%) Legal
9 42 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.41%) Advertising
11 28 (1.19%) Games
12 22 (0.94%) Electronics
12 22 (0.94%) Publishing
13 17 (0.72%) Automotive
14 15 (0.64%) Back Office
14 15 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.55%) German Language
16 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.43%) French Language
18 8 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 599 (25.52%) Developer
2 299 (12.74%) Architect
3 188 (8.01%) Senior Developer
4 149 (6.35%) Consultant
5 144 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 138 (5.88%) Analyst
7 125 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
8 102 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 101 (4.30%) .NET Developer
10 86 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
11 81 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
12 75 (3.20%) Java Developer
13 66 (2.81%) Product Manager
14 64 (2.73%) Designer
15 62 (2.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 61 (2.60%) AWS Engineer
17 59 (2.51%) C# Developer
18 56 (2.39%) React Developer
19 54 (2.30%) Business Analyst
19 54 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (16.11%) .NET
2 305 (13.00%) HTML
3 282 (12.02%) CSS
4 222 (9.46%) React
5 205 (8.73%) AngularJS
6 203 (8.65%) Node.js
7 176 (7.50%) REST
8 167 (7.12%) Web Services
9 122 (5.20%) .NET Core
10 94 (4.01%) RESTful
11 91 (3.88%) HTML5
12 89 (3.79%) ASP.NET
13 83 (3.54%) JSON
14 82 (3.49%) Kafka
15 78 (3.32%) .NET Framework
16 74 (3.15%) jQuery
17 73 (3.11%) XML
18 72 (3.07%) Spring
19 71 (3.03%) SOAP
20 68 (2.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.61%) User Experience
2 109 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (4.56%) Cloud Native
4 103 (4.39%) Public Cloud
5 98 (4.18%) Mobile App
6 88 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 74 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (2.73%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 59 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
11 48 (2.05%) Algorithms
12 42 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 42 (1.79%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.15%) Blog
13 27 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 23 (0.98%) Social Media
15 21 (0.89%) FMCG
16 20 (0.85%) PKI
16 20 (0.85%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.77%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 248 (10.57%) Linux
2 218 (9.29%) Windows
3 112 (4.77%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.13%) Android
5 38 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.45%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.07%) Unix
8 22 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.47%) VMS
13 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.21%) CentOS
15 4 (0.17%) Debian
15 4 (0.17%) Mesosphere
16 3 (0.13%) Android TV
16 3 (0.13%) tvOS
17 2 (0.085%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (23.52%) DevOps
3 336 (14.32%) Microservices
4 274 (11.67%) Scrum
5 239 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
6 237 (10.10%) Analytics
6 237 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 208 (8.86%) Fintech
8 204 (8.69%) Test Automation
9 202 (8.61%) Mentoring
10 188 (8.01%) TDD
11 150 (6.39%) Computer Science
11 150 (6.39%) Migration
12 148 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
13 143 (6.09%) CRM
14 137 (5.84%) Information Security
15 134 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
16 130 (5.54%) Presales
17 129 (5.50%) ITIL
18 126 (5.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 569 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 409 (17.43%) Python
3 354 (15.08%) SQL
4 343 (14.61%) Java
5 312 (13.29%) C#
6 184 (7.84%) PowerShell
7 122 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 111 (4.73%) PHP
9 65 (2.77%) Ruby
10 64 (2.73%) Go
11 41 (1.75%) C++
12 40 (1.70%) Scala
13 39 (1.66%) R
14 38 (1.62%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.32%) ES6
17 21 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 20 (0.85%) C
19 15 (0.64%) Kotlin
19 15 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 221 (9.42%) Degree
2 69 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.53%) AWS Certification
6 29 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (0.98%) CISSP
8 22 (0.94%) MCSE
9 19 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.77%) CCNA
10 18 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.55%) CCNP
13 11 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.34%) MCSA
14 8 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.30%) CISM
15 7 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.16%) QA
2 112 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (2.26%) SLA
4 48 (2.05%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.83%) NIST
6 37 (1.58%) GDPR
7 35 (1.49%) NIST 800
8 20 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.64%) COBIT
10 14 (0.60%) NCSC
11 13 (0.55%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.38%) PMO
13 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.26%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.085%) GxP
16 2 (0.085%) JSP 440
17 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
17 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 313 (13.34%) Docker
2 123 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 86 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.60%) XenApp
6 13 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.26%) Kamailio
8 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.21%) Varnish
10 3 (0.13%) HDFS
10 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.085%) vSphere
12 1 (0.043%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.043%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.043%) KVM
12 1 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 277 (11.80%) Kubernetes
2 201 (8.56%) Terraform
3 135 (5.75%) Ansible
4 100 (4.26%) Puppet
5 86 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (2.13%) SCCM
7 32 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
9 29 (1.24%) Grafana
10 26 (1.11%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.77%) HP UCMDB
12 16 (0.68%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.55%) WSUS
14 11 (0.47%) Packer
14 11 (0.47%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.43%) Consul
15 10 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 9 (0.38%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.34%) Nagios
18 7 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 385 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 109 (4.64%) VMware
3 102 (4.35%) Google
4 101 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (3.88%) Oracle
6 82 (3.49%) SAP
7 66 (2.81%) Cisco
8 55 (2.34%) HP
9 53 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 38 (1.62%) Remedy
11 36 (1.53%) Citrix
11 36 (1.53%) Databricks
12 35 (1.49%) Adobe
13 30 (1.28%) Splunk
14 28 (1.19%) IBM
15 24 (1.02%) Sparx
16 21 (0.89%) Dell
16 21 (0.89%) hybris
17 19 (0.81%) Tableau
18 18 (0.77%) New Relic