Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 148 166
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18 +46
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4945 4397 4424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.31% 2.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.65% 17.77% 21.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4276 3806 3692
UK median annual salary £52,700 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.18% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,325 £31,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 33756 24748 20386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.74% 13.01% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27793 20837 16907
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.84%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +28 4642 £55,000 - 263
UK excluding London +30 2518 £47,500 -5.00% 159
London +13 2269 £62,500 +4.17% 112
South East +21 1065 £50,000 -4.76% 54
North of England +43 388 £45,000 - 43
South West +29 333 £45,000 -14.29% 15
Midlands +18 301 £40,000 -23.81% 21
East of England +35 266 £50,500 +10.99% 18
North West +44 238 £45,000 -5.26% 34
West Midlands +15 223 £40,000 -25.93% 14
Yorkshire +35 117 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Scotland -39 98 £40,000 -3.61% 4
East Midlands +3 73 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Wales +38 58 £36,375 -9.06% 3
North East +32 33 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Northern Ireland -16 16 £45,000 -43.75% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 2007 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1383 (27.97%) JavaScript
3 1139 (23.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1067 (21.58%) Java
5 987 (19.96%) Finance
6 965 (19.51%) SQL
7 964 (19.49%) HTML
8 888 (17.96%) .NET
9 881 (17.82%) CSS
10 866 (17.51%) C#
11 838 (16.95%) Linux
12 816 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 801 (16.20%) PaaS
14 740 (14.96%) IaaS
14 740 (14.96%) Degree
15 699 (14.14%) Microsoft
16 697 (14.10%) DevOps
17 687 (13.89%) SQL Server
18 643 (13.00%) AngularJS
19 642 (12.98%) MVC
20 605 (12.23%) Scrum
21 599 (12.11%) Web Services
22 571 (11.55%) Marketing
23 568 (11.49%) Windows
24 550 (11.12%) Python
25 496 (10.03%) TDD
26 471 (9.52%) Git (software)
27 469 (9.48%) Project Management
28 456 (9.22%) REST
29 415 (8.39%) ASP.NET

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
1 148 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 145 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 137 (2.77%) CMS
4 122 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
5 108 (2.18%) IIS
6 100 (2.02%) Apache Spark
7 96 (1.94%) Apache
8 90 (1.82%) JBoss
9 86 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 82 (1.66%) Confluence
11 70 (1.42%) Mule
11 70 (1.42%) Mule ESB
12 51 (1.03%) Apache Solr
13 43 (0.87%) MS Exchange
13 43 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 42 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 39 (0.79%) Skype for Business
16 32 (0.65%) nginx
17 31 (0.63%) Ethereum
17 31 (0.63%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 144 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.18%) InVision
9 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.14%) InDesign
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.10%) HipChat
13 4 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.040%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.040%) Mingle
15 1 (0.020%) GIMP
15 1 (0.020%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 77 (1.56%) NetSuite
2 73 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
6 12 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
6 12 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.22%) Magento
7 11 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.22%) Workday HCM
8 10 (0.20%) Eloqua
9 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.14%) Workfront
11 6 (0.12%) assyst
11 6 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.10%) Postilion
12 5 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1139 (23.03%) Amazon AWS
2 816 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 801 (16.20%) PaaS
4 740 (14.96%) IaaS
5 259 (5.24%) Office 365
6 112 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
7 94 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (1.52%) GitHub
9 68 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 52 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 49 (0.99%) iPaaS
12 43 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (0.79%) G Suite
14 38 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
15 31 (0.63%) Serverless
16 27 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (0.55%) npm
17 24 (0.49%) Slack
18 23 (0.47%) Amazon S3
18 23 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (4.13%) Firewall
2 178 (3.60%) DNS
3 136 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 110 (2.22%) VPN
5 108 (2.18%) HTTP
6 101 (2.04%) WAN
7 96 (1.94%) LAN
8 92 (1.86%) Internet
9 83 (1.68%) SSL
10 72 (1.46%) DHCP
11 69 (1.40%) Unified Communications
12 66 (1.33%) VoIP
13 63 (1.27%) Skype
14 54 (1.09%) SAN
15 51 (1.03%) Network Security
16 45 (0.91%) MPLS
17 37 (0.75%) Wireless
18 36 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (0.69%) IPsec
20 32 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 384 (7.77%) MySQL
3 356 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 299 (6.05%) MongoDB
5 218 (4.41%) Big Data
6 207 (4.19%) Relational Database
7 166 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 105 (2.12%) Redis
9 100 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 89 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 78 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 77 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 74 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 62 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 58 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
16 50 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
17 44 (0.89%) Blockchain
18 41 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 40 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 471 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 308 (6.23%) JIRA
3 301 (6.09%) Jenkins
4 129 (2.61%) JUnit
5 122 (2.47%) Selenium
6 91 (1.84%) Maven
7 87 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 81 (1.64%) Subversion
9 72 (1.46%) Visual Studio
10 68 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 62 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 60 (1.21%) IntelliJ
13 59 (1.19%) gulp
14 57 (1.15%) Cucumber
15 54 (1.09%) Bitbucket
16 46 (0.93%) Gradle
17 43 (0.87%) NUnit
18 42 (0.85%) webpack
19 33 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
20 32 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 987 (19.96%) Finance
2 571 (11.55%) Marketing
3 329 (6.65%) Retail
4 217 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 203 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 189 (3.82%) Banking
7 145 (2.93%) Electronics
8 127 (2.57%) Legal
9 101 (2.04%) Advertising
10 86 (1.74%) Law
11 79 (1.60%) German Language
12 59 (1.19%) Front Office
13 56 (1.13%) Back Office
13 56 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 51 (1.03%) Publishing
15 47 (0.95%) Billing
16 36 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.61%) Games
18 20 (0.40%) French Language
19 12 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1460 (29.52%) Developer
2 665 (13.45%) Architect
3 387 (7.83%) .NET Developer
4 323 (6.53%) Analyst
5 285 (5.76%) C# Developer
6 282 (5.70%) Senior Developer
7 281 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
8 262 (5.30%) Consultant
9 220 (4.45%) Java Developer
10 216 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 216 (4.37%) Software Developer
11 215 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 189 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 186 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
14 158 (3.20%) Cloud Architect
15 156 (3.15%) ASP.NET Developer
16 153 (3.09%) Product Manager
17 148 (2.99%) PHP Developer
18 145 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 141 (2.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 964 (19.49%) HTML
2 888 (17.96%) .NET
3 881 (17.82%) CSS
4 643 (13.00%) AngularJS
5 599 (12.11%) Web Services
6 456 (9.22%) REST
7 415 (8.39%) ASP.NET
8 364 (7.36%) jQuery
9 338 (6.84%) Node.js
10 335 (6.77%) HTML5
11 285 (5.76%) SOAP
12 272 (5.50%) XML
13 259 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 246 (4.97%) JSON
15 231 (4.67%) Spring
16 218 (4.41%) React
16 218 (4.41%) RESTful
17 204 (4.13%) Sass
18 193 (3.90%) CSS3
19 174 (3.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 405 (8.19%) Enterprise Software
2 387 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 386 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 323 (6.53%) User Experience
5 288 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
6 193 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 183 (3.70%) Fintech
8 173 (3.50%) Mobile App
9 149 (3.01%) Management Information System
10 127 (2.57%) Public Cloud
11 78 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 68 (1.38%) Social Media
13 63 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 59 (1.19%) Algorithms
15 50 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 49 (0.99%) iPad
17 45 (0.91%) PKI
18 39 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 39 (0.79%) Private Cloud
19 29 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 838 (16.95%) Linux
2 568 (11.49%) Windows
3 164 (3.32%) Unix
4 154 (3.11%) Android
5 150 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 123 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 70 (1.42%) CentOS
8 63 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 32 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 26 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.24%) VMS
15 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.20%) Solaris
17 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.14%) Debian
19 6 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2007 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (14.10%) DevOps
3 642 (12.98%) MVC
4 605 (12.23%) Scrum
5 496 (10.03%) TDD
6 469 (9.48%) Project Management
7 396 (8.01%) Analytics
8 390 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 382 (7.72%) CRM
10 379 (7.66%) Microservices
11 366 (7.40%) OO
12 362 (7.32%) Software Engineering
13 354 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
14 324 (6.55%) E-Commerce
14 324 (6.55%) SDLC
15 321 (6.49%) SOA
16 307 (6.21%) ERP
17 304 (6.15%) Web Development
18 295 (5.97%) ITIL
19 292 (5.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1383 (27.97%) JavaScript
2 1067 (21.58%) Java
3 965 (19.51%) SQL
4 866 (17.51%) C#
5 550 (11.12%) Python
6 357 (7.22%) PHP
7 256 (5.18%) Bash Shell
7 256 (5.18%) Ruby
8 197 (3.98%) PowerShell
9 152 (3.07%) C
10 146 (2.95%) Perl
11 136 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 134 (2.71%) C++
13 107 (2.16%) Go
14 91 (1.84%) TypeScript
15 81 (1.64%) Scala
16 53 (1.07%) Shell Script
17 51 (1.03%) R
18 44 (0.89%) ES6
19 42 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 740 (14.96%) Degree
2 191 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 64 (1.29%) CISSP
7 56 (1.13%) MCSE
8 42 (0.85%) Security Cleared
9 41 (0.83%) CCNA
9 41 (0.83%) CISM
10 40 (0.81%) CCNP
11 36 (0.73%) ISEB
11 36 (0.73%) SC Cleared
12 34 (0.69%) ISTQB
13 31 (0.63%) AWS Certification
13 31 (0.63%) PhD
14 26 (0.53%) MCSA
15 25 (0.51%) CISA
16 24 (0.49%) PMI Certification
17 23 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (5.90%) QA
2 153 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (1.74%) SLA
4 83 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 47 (0.95%) GDPR
6 22 (0.44%) PMO
7 20 (0.40%) COBIT
8 19 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.28%) GCP
11 12 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.24%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.18%) SAS 70
13 8 (0.16%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.14%) SSAE 16
15 6 (0.12%) FISMA
15 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 351 (7.10%) Docker
2 197 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 142 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.53%) vSphere
7 23 (0.47%) Xen
8 21 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.20%) NFS
11 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.16%) KVM
12 8 (0.16%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.12%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.10%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.10%) XenApp
15 4 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.061%) Varnish
16 3 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 316 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
2 313 (6.33%) Puppet
3 237 (4.79%) Ansible
4 129 (2.61%) Kubernetes
5 120 (2.43%) Terraform
6 46 (0.93%) SCCM
7 34 (0.69%) Nagios
8 30 (0.61%) Grafana
9 28 (0.57%) Kibana
10 27 (0.55%) Packer
11 18 (0.36%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.32%) SCOM
12 16 (0.32%) StatsD
13 12 (0.24%) Cacti
13 12 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.22%) logstash
14 11 (0.22%) Salt
14 11 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 699 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 347 (7.02%) Oracle
3 288 (5.82%) Salesforce.com
4 246 (4.97%) SAP
5 240 (4.85%) VMware
6 235 (4.75%) Google
7 152 (3.07%) ServiceNow
8 124 (2.51%) Cisco
9 114 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 94 (1.90%) IBM
11 86 (1.74%) Apple
12 67 (1.35%) Citrix
13 62 (1.25%) Splunk
14 49 (0.99%) Workday
15 46 (0.93%) Adobe
15 46 (0.93%) HP
16 45 (0.91%) New Relic
17 42 (0.85%) hybris
18 41 (0.83%) ATG
19 40 (0.81%) Demandware