Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 126 159
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 +9
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,602 4,663 4,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.65% 2.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.80% 15.15% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,885 4,063 3,756
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%

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 39,012 30,772 24,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 17.46% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31,545 25,240 20,338
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 4,334 £55,000 +4.76% 659
UK excluding London +18 2,410 £50,000 +11.11% 382
London -4 2,067 £60,000 - 313
South East -15 785 £52,500 +10.53% 129
North of England +43 512 £47,500 +5.56% 94
Midlands -6 336 £45,000 +5.88% 50
East of England +56 309 £55,000 +15.79% 34
South West +22 303 £45,000 - 38
West Midlands +10 251 £46,750 +10.00% 38
North West +12 249 £45,000 - 55
Yorkshire +63 217 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Scotland +38 133 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands -23 84 £42,500 +6.25% 12
North East -1 46 £45,000 +21.42% 6
Wales -27 21 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 17 £45,000 - 14

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,750 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,397 (30.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1,196 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,102 (23.95%) JavaScript
5 998 (21.69%) Finance
6 923 (20.06%) PaaS
7 872 (18.95%) SQL
8 860 (18.69%) .NET
9 859 (18.67%) Linux
10 835 (18.14%) Microsoft
11 829 (18.01%) C#
12 823 (17.88%) DevOps
13 799 (17.36%) IaaS
14 787 (17.10%) Java
15 749 (16.28%) HTML
16 656 (14.25%) Degree
17 624 (13.56%) SQL Server
18 602 (13.08%) CSS
19 581 (12.62%) Scrum
20 574 (12.47%) Windows
21 551 (11.97%) Python
22 528 (11.47%) AngularJS
23 479 (10.41%) Docker
24 465 (10.10%) Project Management
25 464 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
26 442 (9.60%) Software Engineering
27 426 (9.26%) Git (software)
28 416 (9.04%) Marketing
29 409 (8.89%) MVC
30 390 (8.47%) Analytical Skills

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
1 214 (4.65%) Apache
2 145 (3.15%) Tomcat
3 129 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 125 (2.72%) Confluence
5 114 (2.48%) JBoss
6 106 (2.30%) CMS
7 99 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 74 (1.61%) IIS
9 57 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 55 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 54 (1.17%) Apache Solr
12 48 (1.04%) OpenStack
13 47 (1.02%) Apache Spark
14 43 (0.93%) WordPress
15 41 (0.89%) Mule
16 40 (0.87%) MS Exchange
17 35 (0.76%) Mule ESB
18 29 (0.63%) nginx
19 27 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 25 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 97 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.20%) InVision
9 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.15%) Camtasia
10 7 (0.15%) Mingle
10 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.065%) Maya
12 3 (0.065%) SPSS
13 2 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.043%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.043%) GIMP
13 2 (0.043%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.043%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 84 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.61%) NetSuite
3 69 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 32 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 26 (0.56%) thinkFolio
7 19 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
8 17 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 11 (0.24%) Magento
11 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
13 7 (0.15%) Workfront
14 6 (0.13%) SAP Business One
15 4 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
15 4 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
15 4 (0.087%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,397 (30.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1,196 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 923 (20.06%) PaaS
4 799 (17.36%) IaaS
5 232 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
6 160 (3.48%) Office 365
7 137 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 120 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 119 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
10 108 (2.35%) Serverless
11 91 (1.98%) GitHub
12 79 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
13 52 (1.13%) Amazon S3
14 39 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
15 38 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 33 (0.72%) Route 53
17 32 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
18 29 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
18 29 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
19 28 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 303 (6.58%) Firewall
2 197 (4.28%) DNS
3 158 (3.43%) Internet
4 149 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 121 (2.63%) VPN
6 102 (2.22%) SAN
7 91 (1.98%) HTTP
8 85 (1.85%) WAN
9 82 (1.78%) LAN
10 71 (1.54%) SSL
11 60 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
12 59 (1.28%) Network Security
13 54 (1.17%) NAS
14 52 (1.13%) Unified Communications
15 44 (0.96%) DHCP
16 33 (0.72%) Wireless
17 32 (0.70%) IPsec
18 30 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
19 28 (0.61%) SMS
20 26 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 624 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 372 (8.08%) MySQL
3 231 (5.02%) NoSQL
4 219 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 210 (4.56%) Big Data
6 167 (3.63%) Relational Database
7 135 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 113 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 109 (2.37%) Redis
10 89 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 73 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 58 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (0.96%) Power BI
15 39 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 39 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 37 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
16 37 (0.80%) SAP HANA
17 36 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 426 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 355 (7.71%) JIRA
3 341 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 125 (2.72%) Maven
5 120 (2.61%) Selenium
6 100 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 90 (1.96%) Subversion
8 86 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 77 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 67 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 66 (1.43%) Vagrant
12 62 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 55 (1.20%) JUnit
13 55 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 45 (0.98%) webpack
15 43 (0.93%) GitLab
16 41 (0.89%) gulp
17 40 (0.87%) WebDriver
18 36 (0.78%) Cucumber
18 36 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 998 (21.69%) Finance
2 416 (9.04%) Marketing
3 351 (7.63%) Retail
4 243 (5.28%) Banking
5 164 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 126 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 97 (2.11%) Law
8 90 (1.96%) Advertising
9 72 (1.56%) Electronics
10 71 (1.54%) Legal
11 70 (1.52%) German Language
12 62 (1.35%) French Language
13 42 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 42 (0.91%) Publishing
14 35 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.74%) Spanish Language
16 32 (0.70%) Italian Language
17 31 (0.67%) Front Office
18 30 (0.65%) Billing
19 29 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,068 (23.21%) Developer
2 521 (11.32%) Architect
3 391 (8.50%) Consultant
4 328 (7.13%) Analyst
5 245 (5.32%) C# Developer
6 244 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 233 (5.06%) .NET Developer
7 233 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 196 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 185 (4.02%) Software Developer
10 175 (3.80%) Software Engineer
11 173 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 161 (3.50%) Applications Support
13 160 (3.48%) Java Developer
14 154 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
15 144 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
16 141 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
17 133 (2.89%) Support Engineer
18 130 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
19 119 (2.59%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 860 (18.69%) .NET
2 749 (16.28%) HTML
3 602 (13.08%) CSS
4 528 (11.47%) AngularJS
5 366 (7.95%) Web Services
6 327 (7.11%) REST
7 314 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 254 (5.52%) React
9 242 (5.26%) jQuery
10 232 (5.04%) .NET Framework
11 225 (4.89%) Node.js
12 216 (4.69%) XML
13 179 (3.89%) HTML5
14 164 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 154 (3.35%) LAMP
16 150 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 149 (3.24%) RESTful
18 147 (3.19%) JSON
19 141 (3.06%) Spring
20 123 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 390 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
3 264 (5.74%) Computer Science
4 251 (5.45%) User Experience
5 237 (5.15%) Fintech
6 211 (4.58%) Public Cloud
7 184 (4.00%) Data Centre
8 166 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
9 158 (3.43%) Management Information System
10 143 (3.11%) Mobile App
11 137 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
12 109 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 67 (1.46%) Social Media
14 57 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 56 (1.22%) Private Cloud
16 53 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
17 50 (1.09%) Hedge funds
18 43 (0.93%) N-Tier
19 40 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 38 (0.83%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 859 (18.67%) Linux
2 574 (12.47%) Windows
3 177 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 172 (3.74%) Unix
5 99 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 73 (1.59%) Android
7 69 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 61 (1.33%) CentOS
9 60 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 48 (1.04%) Solaris
11 47 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 41 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 36 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (0.54%) Windows 7
16 24 (0.52%) Debian
17 20 (0.43%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 17 (0.37%) FreeBSD
20 12 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,750 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (17.88%) DevOps
3 581 (12.62%) Scrum
4 465 (10.10%) Project Management
5 464 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
6 442 (9.60%) Software Engineering
7 409 (8.89%) MVC
8 367 (7.97%) CRM
8 367 (7.97%) TDD
9 354 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 348 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 342 (7.43%) ITIL
12 331 (7.19%) Analytics
13 329 (7.15%) Microservices
14 326 (7.08%) Mentoring
15 295 (6.41%) ERP
16 284 (6.17%) SDLC
17 265 (5.76%) Presales
18 257 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 251 (5.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (23.95%) JavaScript
2 872 (18.95%) SQL
3 829 (18.01%) C#
4 787 (17.10%) Java
5 551 (11.97%) Python
6 316 (6.87%) PowerShell
7 295 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 288 (6.26%) PHP
9 152 (3.30%) Ruby
10 147 (3.19%) Perl
11 115 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 86 (1.87%) C++
13 80 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 79 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 72 (1.56%) Apex Code
16 58 (1.26%) C
17 57 (1.24%) ES6
18 49 (1.06%) Scala
19 43 (0.93%) Go
20 33 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 656 (14.25%) Degree
2 159 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (1.50%) AWS Certification
5 63 (1.37%) CISSP
6 54 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 50 (1.09%) PMP
8 49 (1.06%) MCSE
9 38 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (0.72%) Security Cleared
11 31 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 29 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.59%) CCNP
14 25 (0.54%) MCITP
15 23 (0.50%) Master's Degree
16 19 (0.41%) ISEB
16 19 (0.41%) MCSA
16 19 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 19 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (6.67%) QA
2 144 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (1.87%) GDPR
4 70 (1.52%) GCP
4 70 (1.52%) SLA
5 52 (1.13%) PMO
6 50 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 28 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.52%) COBIT
9 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.15%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.13%) PSD2
15 5 (0.11%) MiFID
16 4 (0.087%) PA-DSS
16 4 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 479 (10.41%) Docker
2 204 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 162 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 117 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.37%) vSphere
11 16 (0.35%) NFS
12 14 (0.30%) KVM
12 14 (0.30%) pfSense
12 14 (0.30%) Samba
12 14 (0.30%) XenApp
13 8 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.11%) vCloud
14 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.087%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 357 (7.76%) Ansible
2 307 (6.67%) Puppet
3 281 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
4 226 (4.91%) Kubernetes
5 138 (3.00%) Terraform
6 55 (1.20%) Kibana
7 39 (0.85%) Packer
8 37 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 31 (0.67%) Nagios
9 31 (0.67%) SCOM
10 30 (0.65%) ZABBIX
11 27 (0.59%) SCCM
12 25 (0.54%) logstash
12 25 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 24 (0.52%) Cobbler
14 20 (0.43%) Grafana
15 19 (0.41%) Nessus
16 18 (0.39%) SCOrch
17 16 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
17 16 (0.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 835 (18.14%) Microsoft
2 359 (7.80%) Oracle
3 281 (6.11%) Salesforce.com
4 244 (5.30%) VMware
5 232 (5.04%) SAP
6 195 (4.24%) Google
7 164 (3.56%) Cisco
8 119 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 108 (2.35%) IBM
10 82 (1.78%) Splunk
11 75 (1.63%) Citrix
11 75 (1.63%) ServiceNow
12 60 (1.30%) JD Edwards
13 56 (1.22%) HP
14 47 (1.02%) Capita
15 45 (0.98%) Xamarin
16 42 (0.91%) Tableau
17 37 (0.80%) Reuters
17 37 (0.80%) SolarWinds
18 35 (0.76%) EMC