Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 149 168
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19 +31
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4707 4350 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.27% 1.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.02% 18.22% 22.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4081 3763 3566
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 31340 23878 19800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.79% 12.47% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25799 20103 16206
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £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% +6.25%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +32 4444 £52,500 -4.55% 234
UK excluding London +22 2303 £45,000 -10.00% 134
London +8 2263 £62,500 +4.17% 104
South East 0 886 £50,000 -4.76% 55
North of England +79 428 £45,000 - 21
Midlands +66 334 £42,500 -8.60% 17
South West +17 280 £47,500 - 13
North West +63 246 £45,000 -10.00% 12
East of England +18 245 £50,000 - 23
West Midlands +46 241 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Yorkshire +82 160 £50,000 +14.29% 9
East Midlands +54 97 £40,000 +3.90% 8
Scotland -30 81 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Wales +28 52 £40,000 +9.96% 1
North East +23 22 £35,000 +16.67%
Northern Ireland -25 9 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1953 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1271 (27.00%) JavaScript
3 1092 (23.20%) Java
4 1010 (21.46%) Amazon AWS
5 967 (20.54%) .NET
6 959 (20.37%) Finance
7 902 (19.16%) SQL
8 882 (18.74%) HTML
9 879 (18.67%) C#
10 787 (16.72%) CSS
11 769 (16.34%) Linux
12 761 (16.17%) Microsoft
13 753 (16.00%) PaaS
14 743 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 721 (15.32%) IaaS
16 681 (14.47%) Degree
17 655 (13.92%) SQL Server
18 630 (13.38%) DevOps
19 628 (13.34%) Web Services
20 622 (13.21%) MVC
21 610 (12.96%) AngularJS
22 585 (12.43%) Scrum
23 576 (12.24%) Windows
24 556 (11.81%) Marketing
25 488 (10.37%) TDD
26 485 (10.30%) Git (software)
27 478 (10.16%) Python
28 452 (9.60%) Project Management
28 452 (9.60%) REST
29 440 (9.35%) 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
1 173 (3.68%) CMS
2 146 (3.10%) Tomcat
3 131 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 123 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
5 99 (2.10%) JBoss
6 96 (2.04%) IIS
7 93 (1.98%) Apache
8 91 (1.93%) Confluence
9 84 (1.78%) Mule
10 82 (1.74%) Mule ESB
11 81 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 69 (1.47%) WebSphere
13 68 (1.44%) Apache Spark
14 62 (1.32%) Apache Solr
15 57 (1.21%) MS Exchange
16 41 (0.87%) Skype for Business
17 40 (0.85%) OpenStack
18 31 (0.66%) Ethereum
18 31 (0.66%) Hyperledger
19 29 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 156 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.085%) HipChat
9 4 (0.085%) InVision
10 3 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.042%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.042%) GIMP
12 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 76 (1.61%) NetSuite
2 71 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 15 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
6 14 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
9 11 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.21%) Magento
11 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.19%) Workfront
12 5 (0.11%) assyst
12 5 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 4 (0.085%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 3 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
14 3 (0.064%) Postilion
14 3 (0.064%) Sage 200
14 3 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1010 (21.46%) Amazon AWS
2 753 (16.00%) PaaS
3 743 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 721 (15.32%) IaaS
5 278 (5.91%) Office 365
6 92 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 80 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (1.66%) GitHub
9 57 (1.21%) Force.com
10 53 (1.13%) iPaaS
11 48 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 41 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
15 33 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 30 (0.64%) G Suite
17 25 (0.53%) npm
17 25 (0.53%) Oracle Service Cloud
18 22 (0.47%) Slack
19 21 (0.45%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 173 (3.68%) Firewall
2 157 (3.34%) DNS
3 118 (2.51%) LAN
4 114 (2.42%) HTTP
4 114 (2.42%) WAN
5 103 (2.19%) Internet
6 90 (1.91%) TCP/IP
7 77 (1.64%) SSL
8 75 (1.59%) VPN
9 68 (1.44%) Skype
10 66 (1.40%) DHCP
10 66 (1.40%) SAN
11 64 (1.36%) Network Security
12 56 (1.19%) VoIP
13 54 (1.15%) Unified Communications
14 39 (0.83%) MPLS
15 37 (0.79%) Wireless
16 36 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 355 (7.54%) MySQL
3 344 (7.31%) NoSQL
4 290 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 223 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 207 (4.40%) Big Data
7 186 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 111 (2.36%) Redis
9 86 (1.83%) Hadoop
9 86 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 79 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 78 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 61 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 58 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
15 40 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 39 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (0.81%) Blockchain
18 37 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 37 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 485 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 329 (6.99%) JIRA
3 259 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 122 (2.59%) Selenium
5 118 (2.51%) JUnit
6 99 (2.10%) Maven
7 90 (1.91%) Subversion
8 82 (1.74%) Visual Studio
9 75 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 74 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 66 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 60 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 59 (1.25%) IntelliJ
14 53 (1.13%) Bitbucket
15 50 (1.06%) gulp
16 47 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
17 44 (0.93%) Gradle
18 38 (0.81%) NUnit
18 38 (0.81%) webpack
19 34 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 959 (20.37%) Finance
2 556 (11.81%) Marketing
3 252 (5.35%) Retail
4 226 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 192 (4.08%) Manufacturing
6 185 (3.93%) Banking
7 151 (3.21%) Electronics
8 113 (2.40%) Legal
9 81 (1.72%) Advertising
10 69 (1.47%) Law
11 52 (1.10%) German Language
12 50 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 46 (0.98%) Back Office
14 43 (0.91%) Billing
14 43 (0.91%) Publishing
15 40 (0.85%) Games
16 38 (0.81%) Front Office
17 30 (0.64%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.45%) French Language
19 13 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1385 (29.42%) Developer
2 670 (14.23%) Architect
3 392 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 315 (6.69%) Analyst
5 298 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 288 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 287 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
8 238 (5.06%) Consultant
9 218 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
10 211 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 211 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 184 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 177 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
13 168 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
14 161 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
15 146 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
16 138 (2.93%) Software Engineer
17 137 (2.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 126 (2.68%) Development Manager
19 125 (2.66%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (20.54%) .NET
2 882 (18.74%) HTML
3 787 (16.72%) CSS
4 628 (13.34%) Web Services
5 610 (12.96%) AngularJS
6 452 (9.60%) REST
7 440 (9.35%) ASP.NET
8 350 (7.44%) HTML5
9 335 (7.12%) jQuery
10 323 (6.86%) Node.js
11 277 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 270 (5.74%) SOAP
13 266 (5.65%) XML
14 259 (5.50%) JSON
15 239 (5.08%) RESTful
16 217 (4.61%) Spring
17 185 (3.93%) React
17 185 (3.93%) Sass
18 176 (3.74%) Hibernate
19 175 (3.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 406 (8.63%) Enterprise Software
2 393 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 336 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 331 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
5 266 (5.65%) User Experience
6 191 (4.06%) Fintech
7 178 (3.78%) Data Centre
8 163 (3.46%) Mobile App
9 143 (3.04%) Management Information System
10 102 (2.17%) Public Cloud
11 62 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 56 (1.19%) iPad
13 53 (1.13%) Social Media
14 51 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 49 (1.04%) PKI
16 47 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 47 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 40 (0.85%) Algorithms
18 37 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 769 (16.34%) Linux
2 576 (12.24%) Windows
3 173 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 157 (3.34%) Unix
5 152 (3.23%) Android
6 125 (2.66%) Apple iOS
7 66 (1.40%) CentOS
8 61 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.53%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 13 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 12 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.21%) VMS
18 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.17%) Solaris
19 7 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1953 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (13.38%) DevOps
3 622 (13.21%) MVC
4 585 (12.43%) Scrum
5 488 (10.37%) TDD
6 452 (9.60%) Project Management
7 436 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 378 (8.03%) Analytics
9 360 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
10 353 (7.50%) CRM
10 353 (7.50%) OO
11 349 (7.41%) Microservices
12 344 (7.31%) Software Engineering
13 324 (6.88%) ITIL
14 318 (6.76%) SOA
15 309 (6.56%) E-Commerce
16 308 (6.54%) ERP
17 297 (6.31%) SDLC
18 277 (5.88%) Open Source
19 257 (5.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1271 (27.00%) JavaScript
2 1092 (23.20%) Java
3 902 (19.16%) SQL
4 879 (18.67%) C#
5 478 (10.16%) Python
6 356 (7.56%) PHP
7 202 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 202 (4.29%) Ruby
8 188 (3.99%) Bash Shell
9 158 (3.36%) Perl
10 148 (3.14%) C
11 130 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 127 (2.70%) C++
13 76 (1.61%) Go
14 74 (1.57%) TypeScript
15 70 (1.49%) Scala
16 60 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 41 (0.87%) ES6
18 39 (0.83%) VB.NET
19 30 (0.64%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 681 (14.47%) Degree
2 227 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (1.34%) CISSP
5 61 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 55 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 53 (1.13%) MCSE
8 51 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 39 (0.83%) CISM
10 34 (0.72%) ISEB
11 33 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 30 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (0.62%) CEH
14 28 (0.59%) PhD
15 27 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 27 (0.57%) CISA
16 26 (0.55%) CCNA
16 26 (0.55%) CCNP
16 26 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (5.78%) QA
2 141 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (2.15%) SLA
4 61 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 29 (0.62%) PMO
7 28 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (0.59%) GDPR
8 16 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (0.28%) SSAE 16
12 12 (0.25%) ISO 14001
13 11 (0.23%) COBIT
13 11 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.19%) SAS 70
15 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.085%) EMIR
16 4 (0.085%) HL7
System Software
1 294 (6.25%) Docker
2 222 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 150 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.64%) vSphere
7 29 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.19%) Xen
9 8 (0.17%) KVM
9 8 (0.17%) NFS
9 8 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.13%) Sendmail
10 6 (0.13%) XenApp
11 5 (0.11%) OpenAM
11 5 (0.11%) vCloud
11 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.085%) HDFS
12 4 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 264 (5.61%) Puppet
2 247 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
3 179 (3.80%) Ansible
4 98 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 89 (1.89%) Terraform
6 61 (1.30%) SCCM
7 25 (0.53%) Grafana
8 23 (0.49%) Nagios
8 23 (0.49%) Packer
9 21 (0.45%) SCOM
10 20 (0.42%) Kibana
11 18 (0.38%) CloudHub
12 17 (0.36%) Nessus
13 16 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (0.34%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.28%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.25%) StatsD
15 12 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
16 11 (0.23%) WSUS
17 9 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 761 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 329 (6.99%) Oracle
3 298 (6.33%) Salesforce.com
4 251 (5.33%) SAP
5 249 (5.29%) VMware
6 193 (4.10%) Google
7 141 (3.00%) ServiceNow
8 117 (2.49%) IBM
9 108 (2.29%) Cisco
10 104 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 92 (1.95%) Apple
12 57 (1.21%) ATG
12 57 (1.21%) Citrix
13 56 (1.19%) Demandware
13 56 (1.19%) hybris
14 55 (1.17%) Splunk
15 54 (1.15%) Workday
16 53 (1.13%) Xamarin
17 50 (1.06%) Dell
18 48 (1.02%) HP