Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 79 112
Rank change year-on-year +27 +33 +8
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,698 4,893 4,794
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 3.61% 2.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.51% 10.99% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,766 4,443 4,153
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +0.88% +3.64%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 23,439 44,521 41,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.33% 32.81% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 19,909 36,340 33,205
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +24 2,416 £60,000 +4.35% 564
UK excluding London +21 1,469 £55,000 +10.00% 407
London +25 1,045 £70,000 +3.70% 193
South East +15 560 £60,000 +14.29% 98
Work from Home -7 470 £60,000 - 186
Midlands +53 245 £57,500 +26.37% 58
North of England +10 241 £55,000 +4.76% 132
South West +46 203 £52,500 +10.53% 47
West Midlands +70 183 £57,500 +26.37% 37
Scotland +49 126 £55,000 +22.22% 22
North West +10 120 £60,000 +9.09% 62
Yorkshire +63 89 £45,000 -5.26% 53
East of England +5 84 £57,500 -4.17% 33
East Midlands +11 58 £40,000 -15.79% 21
North East -14 33 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Wales +52 13 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Northern Ireland +1 13 £52,500 -8.70% 2

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 945 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (32.28%) AWS
3 857 (31.76%) Azure
4 667 (24.72%) JavaScript
5 643 (23.83%) DevOps
6 568 (21.05%) Finance
7 557 (20.64%) PaaS
8 482 (17.87%) IaaS
9 465 (17.23%) Microservices
10 446 (16.53%) Microsoft
11 445 (16.49%) Python
12 441 (16.35%) Java
13 415 (15.38%) SQL
14 378 (14.01%) .NET
14 378 (14.01%) C#
15 351 (13.01%) Scrum
15 351 (13.01%) Docker
16 315 (11.68%) Kubernetes
17 314 (11.64%) HTML
18 306 (11.34%) CSS
19 300 (11.12%) Test Automation
20 282 (10.45%) AngularJS
21 271 (10.04%) Mentoring
22 263 (9.75%) React
23 255 (9.45%) Marketing
23 255 (9.45%) Windows
24 253 (9.38%) Fintech
25 251 (9.30%) Software Engineering
26 247 (9.15%) Serverless
27 243 (9.01%) SQL Server

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 77 (2.85%) Confluence
2 76 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 73 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (1.82%) IIS
4 49 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 30 (1.11%) CMS
6 24 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.70%) Apache
7 19 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.48%) WordPress
10 12 (0.44%) nginx
11 11 (0.41%) SAS
12 9 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.33%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.19%) Drupal
16 4 (0.15%) Jadu
16 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.96%) Sketch
3 24 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.78%) InVision
5 19 (0.70%) Zeplin
6 18 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.33%) Figma
10 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.074%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.074%) InDesign
14 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.037%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 39 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.89%) NetSuite
2 24 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
3 22 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.41%) SAP GTS
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.19%) BigMachines
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.15%) Eikon
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
13 2 (0.074%) Maximo
13 2 (0.074%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 871 (32.28%) AWS
2 857 (31.76%) Azure
3 557 (20.64%) PaaS
4 482 (17.87%) IaaS
5 247 (9.15%) Serverless
6 218 (8.08%) GCP
7 183 (6.78%) AWS Lambda
8 140 (5.19%) Office 365
9 104 (3.85%) Power Platform
10 71 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
11 69 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 67 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
13 64 (2.37%) Azure Functions
14 60 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
15 54 (2.00%) GitHub
16 53 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 51 (1.89%) Amazon S3
18 50 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
19 48 (1.78%) PowerApps
20 38 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 140 (5.19%) Firewall
2 135 (5.00%) DNS
3 61 (2.26%) Internet
4 52 (1.93%) WAN
5 51 (1.89%) HTTP
6 48 (1.78%) VPN
7 43 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 40 (1.48%) LAN
9 39 (1.45%) Skype
10 38 (1.41%) Network Security
11 36 (1.33%) SAN
12 21 (0.78%) VLAN
13 18 (0.67%) DHCP
13 18 (0.67%) SSL
14 17 (0.63%) VoIP
15 13 (0.48%) MPLS
16 12 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.41%) AMQP
18 10 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
18 10 (0.37%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 191 (7.08%) MongoDB
3 140 (5.19%) Big Data
4 107 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 103 (3.82%) MySQL
6 81 (3.00%) Data Lake
7 72 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 67 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 55 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 47 (1.74%) Redis
11 43 (1.59%) Power BI
12 41 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 40 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (1.15%) Hadoop
16 27 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 26 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
19 21 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
20 18 (0.67%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 173 (6.41%) Jenkins
2 155 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 138 (5.11%) JIRA
4 55 (2.04%) Selenium
5 53 (1.96%) JUnit
6 45 (1.67%) Maven
7 40 (1.48%) Postman
8 38 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 37 (1.37%) JMeter
10 35 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 32 (1.19%) Cucumber
11 32 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 31 (1.15%) GitLab
13 29 (1.07%) Bitbucket
14 27 (1.00%) Grunt
14 27 (1.00%) Visual Studio
15 24 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
16 22 (0.82%) webpack
17 20 (0.74%) Jasmine
18 18 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 568 (21.05%) Finance
2 255 (9.45%) Marketing
3 110 (4.08%) Law
4 89 (3.30%) Public Sector
5 82 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 78 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 75 (2.78%) Retail
8 58 (2.15%) Banking
9 53 (1.96%) Legal
10 47 (1.74%) Electronics
11 34 (1.26%) Games
11 34 (1.26%) Publishing
12 33 (1.22%) Advertising
13 26 (0.96%) Billing
14 25 (0.93%) Back Office
15 21 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.48%) German Language
17 12 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.44%) Spanish Language
18 11 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 711 (26.35%) Developer
2 355 (13.16%) Architect
3 194 (7.19%) Senior Developer
4 163 (6.04%) Analyst
5 162 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 158 (5.86%) Consultant
7 144 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
8 117 (4.34%) Software Developer
9 111 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
10 101 (3.74%) Java Developer
11 93 (3.45%) .NET Developer
12 80 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
13 79 (2.93%) Product Manager
14 75 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 71 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
15 71 (2.63%) Software Engineer
16 68 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
17 66 (2.45%) Azure Architect
18 63 (2.34%) C# Developer
19 61 (2.26%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (14.01%) .NET
2 314 (11.64%) HTML
3 306 (11.34%) CSS
4 282 (10.45%) AngularJS
5 263 (9.75%) React
6 239 (8.86%) Node.js
7 197 (7.30%) REST
8 177 (6.56%) Web Services
9 144 (5.34%) RESTful
10 126 (4.67%) .NET Core
11 118 (4.37%) Spring
12 113 (4.19%) Flask
13 111 (4.11%) HTML5
14 102 (3.78%) Django
15 97 (3.60%) Kafka
15 97 (3.60%) XML
16 96 (3.56%) .NET Framework
17 95 (3.52%) Vue.js
18 88 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 79 (2.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.97%) User Experience
2 147 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (5.11%) Public Cloud
4 119 (4.41%) Cloud Native
5 109 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 109 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 83 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 79 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
8 71 (2.63%) Data Centre
9 59 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 53 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.33%) Private Cloud
12 35 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 34 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.19%) Social Media
15 30 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 28 (1.04%) Blog
17 25 (0.93%) FMCG
18 23 (0.85%) PMI
19 19 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 255 (9.45%) Windows
2 227 (8.41%) Linux
3 142 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.82%) Android
4 49 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 44 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
7 33 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.15%) Windows 10
9 27 (1.00%) Unix
10 10 (0.37%) CentOS
10 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.22%) VMS
13 4 (0.15%) Mesosphere
13 4 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.11%) Android TV
14 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.11%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (23.83%) DevOps
3 465 (17.23%) Microservices
4 351 (13.01%) Scrum
5 300 (11.12%) Test Automation
6 271 (10.04%) Mentoring
7 253 (9.38%) Fintech
8 251 (9.30%) Software Engineering
9 231 (8.56%) Analytics
10 228 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
11 203 (7.52%) TDD
12 171 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
13 168 (6.23%) CRM
14 167 (6.19%) Migration
15 166 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
16 163 (6.04%) SDLC
17 156 (5.78%) Cybersecurity
18 154 (5.71%) B2B
19 148 (5.49%) Artificial Intelligence
20 136 (5.04%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 667 (24.72%) JavaScript
2 445 (16.49%) Python
3 441 (16.35%) Java
4 415 (15.38%) SQL
5 378 (14.01%) C#
6 210 (7.78%) PowerShell
7 185 (6.86%) TypeScript
8 113 (4.19%) PHP
9 88 (3.26%) Ruby
10 87 (3.22%) Go
11 60 (2.22%) C++
12 47 (1.74%) R
13 43 (1.59%) Scala
14 37 (1.37%) ES6
14 37 (1.37%) T-SQL
15 35 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.07%) C
17 23 (0.85%) XPath
18 20 (0.74%) Kotlin
19 19 (0.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 241 (8.93%) Degree
2 77 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 72 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 65 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.78%) CISSP
6 44 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (1.07%) MCSE
9 28 (1.04%) CISM
10 26 (0.96%) AWS Certification
10 26 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.78%) CCNP
12 20 (0.74%) CISA
13 18 (0.67%) CCNA
14 16 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 11 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.37%) MCTS
18 9 (0.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (7.12%) QA
2 98 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.22%) SLA
4 39 (1.45%) GDPR
4 39 (1.45%) NIST
5 32 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (0.67%) NIST 800
8 13 (0.48%) COBIT
9 12 (0.44%) ITGC
10 11 (0.41%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.37%) NCSC
12 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.22%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.19%) PMO
15 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 351 (13.01%) Docker
2 145 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 94 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.56%) XenApp
6 12 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.37%) Kamailio
7 10 (0.37%) vSphere
8 8 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.19%) Varnish
10 4 (0.15%) LXC
10 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.037%) Gluster
12 1 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 315 (11.68%) Kubernetes
2 227 (8.41%) Terraform
3 179 (6.63%) Ansible
4 115 (4.26%) Puppet
5 96 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (2.00%) SCCM
7 47 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 35 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (1.11%) Prometheus
10 24 (0.89%) Grafana
11 18 (0.67%) Nagios
12 15 (0.56%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.52%) SCOM
14 13 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 13 (0.48%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.48%) WSUS
15 12 (0.44%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
16 11 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
16 11 (0.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 446 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.30%) Google
3 127 (4.71%) VMware
4 119 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 118 (4.37%) Oracle
6 116 (4.30%) SAP
7 66 (2.45%) Cisco
8 56 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 51 (1.89%) Databricks
10 45 (1.67%) Splunk
11 42 (1.56%) SolarWinds
12 41 (1.52%) Adobe
13 36 (1.33%) Citrix
13 36 (1.33%) HP
14 34 (1.26%) Ceridian
15 31 (1.15%) New Relic
15 31 (1.15%) Veeam
16 30 (1.11%) Dell
17 27 (1.00%) Red Hat
18 25 (0.93%) Sparx