Period
to 21 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 117 125
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8 +27
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,731 4,607 4,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 2.82% 2.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.89% 11.37% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,904 3,807 4,071
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 43,460 40,511 33,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.73% 24.77% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 35,412 32,722 27,318
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +31 4,426 £57,500 +4.55% 719
UK excluding London +34 2,566 £52,500 +5.00% 489
London +22 2,030 £67,500 +3.85% 281
South East +49 1,138 £55,000 +4.76% 152
North of England -3 443 £54,486 +14.71% 111
Midlands +9 295 £47,500 - 83
East of England +38 262 £60,000 +9.09% 46
North West +47 260 £57,500 +21.05% 62
South West -6 240 £50,000 +11.11% 46
West Midlands -12 169 £47,500 -3.23% 44
Scotland +20 142 £48,500 +7.78% 26
East Midlands +48 127 £50,000 +17.65% 39
Yorkshire -66 117 £47,500 - 34
North East +42 70 £51,870 +15.27% 15
Northern Ireland +21 52 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Wales -4 15 £50,000 +25.00% 10

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,826 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,220 (25.79%) Azure
3 1,205 (25.47%) AWS
4 1,083 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 880 (18.60%) DevOps
6 869 (18.37%) Java
7 865 (18.28%) SQL
8 852 (18.01%) C#
9 825 (17.44%) .NET
10 784 (16.57%) Microsoft
11 751 (15.87%) PaaS
12 744 (15.73%) HTML
13 708 (14.97%) Finance
14 651 (13.76%) IaaS
15 622 (13.15%) Linux
16 621 (13.13%) CSS
17 576 (12.18%) Degree
18 558 (11.79%) SQL Server
19 546 (11.54%) Python
20 517 (10.93%) Scrum
21 514 (10.86%) Windows
22 512 (10.82%) AngularJS
23 510 (10.78%) Docker
23 510 (10.78%) Software Engineering
24 485 (10.25%) Marketing
25 449 (9.49%) Microservices
26 437 (9.24%) MVC
26 437 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
27 403 (8.52%) Kubernetes
28 400 (8.45%) Salesforce.com

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
1 134 (2.83%) Apache
2 119 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 114 (2.41%) Confluence
4 108 (2.28%) IIS
5 91 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 63 (1.33%) CMS
7 61 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 59 (1.25%) Apache Spark
9 40 (0.85%) nginx
10 36 (0.76%) JBoss
11 31 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 31 (0.66%) WordPress
12 29 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 28 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.51%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.32%) GeoServer
16 15 (0.32%) SAS
17 13 (0.27%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 123 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.53%) Sketch
6 24 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 20 (0.42%) InVision
8 19 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
9 17 (0.36%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.23%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.17%) Zeplin
12 5 (0.11%) Figma
12 5 (0.11%) Marvel
13 4 (0.085%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.085%) InDesign
13 4 (0.085%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.042%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 73 (1.54%) NetSuite
2 65 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (0.93%) thinkFolio
4 27 (0.57%) LatentZero
5 20 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 8 (0.17%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.17%) Workday HCM
10 7 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
11 6 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.13%) Lawson
11 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.11%) Magento
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.085%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 1,220 (25.79%) Azure
2 1,205 (25.47%) AWS
3 751 (15.87%) PaaS
4 651 (13.76%) IaaS
5 296 (6.26%) GCP
6 237 (5.01%) Office 365
7 151 (3.19%) Serverless
8 149 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
9 119 (2.52%) GitHub
10 78 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
11 63 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 61 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 60 (1.27%) Amazon S3
14 51 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
14 51 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
15 47 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
16 45 (0.95%) npm
17 41 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 39 (0.82%) Power Platform
19 35 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 251 (5.31%) Firewall
2 190 (4.02%) DNS
3 153 (3.23%) Internet
4 148 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 127 (2.68%) VPN
6 91 (1.92%) WAN
7 87 (1.84%) DHCP
8 81 (1.71%) Network Security
9 77 (1.63%) LAN
10 70 (1.48%) HTTP
11 52 (1.10%) SSL
12 50 (1.06%) VoIP
13 47 (0.99%) SAN
14 45 (0.95%) Wireless
15 37 (0.78%) MPLS
15 37 (0.78%) Skype
16 34 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
16 34 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 367 (7.76%) MySQL
3 169 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 160 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 150 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 134 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 121 (2.56%) Big Data
8 102 (2.16%) Redis
9 92 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
10 77 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 67 (1.42%) Hadoop
12 51 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 50 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
14 43 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 37 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
16 34 (0.72%) Power BI
17 33 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
17 33 (0.70%) GIS
18 27 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 365 (7.72%) Git (software)
2 277 (5.85%) JIRA
3 260 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 129 (2.73%) Selenium
5 78 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 73 (1.54%) Maven
7 64 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 61 (1.29%) JUnit
9 55 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (1.16%) Subversion
9 55 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 51 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 50 (1.06%) CircleCI
12 49 (1.04%) Cucumber
13 48 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 45 (0.95%) gulp
14 45 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (0.89%) webpack
16 40 (0.85%) JMeter
17 38 (0.80%) GitLab
General
1 708 (14.97%) Finance
2 485 (10.25%) Marketing
3 312 (6.59%) Retail
4 171 (3.61%) Public Sector
5 140 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 135 (2.85%) Law
7 127 (2.68%) Manufacturing
8 125 (2.64%) Banking
9 116 (2.45%) Legal
10 73 (1.54%) Electronics
11 65 (1.37%) German Language
12 61 (1.29%) Games
13 58 (1.23%) Advertising
14 56 (1.18%) French Language
15 51 (1.08%) Front Office
16 36 (0.76%) Billing
16 36 (0.76%) Spanish Language
17 30 (0.63%) Publishing
18 27 (0.57%) Automotive
19 24 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,275 (26.95%) Developer
2 506 (10.70%) Architect
3 382 (8.07%) Senior Developer
4 271 (5.73%) Analyst
5 259 (5.47%) .NET Developer
6 228 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 198 (4.19%) Consultant
8 194 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
9 187 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 167 (3.53%) Software Engineer
11 165 (3.49%) Project Manager
12 162 (3.42%) Software Developer
13 159 (3.36%) C# Developer
13 159 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 140 (2.96%) Support Engineer
15 138 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
16 137 (2.90%) Product Manager
17 133 (2.81%) PHP Developer
18 124 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
18 124 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (17.44%) .NET
2 744 (15.73%) HTML
3 621 (13.13%) CSS
4 512 (10.82%) AngularJS
5 351 (7.42%) React
6 348 (7.36%) Web Services
7 303 (6.40%) REST
8 289 (6.11%) jQuery
9 281 (5.94%) Node.js
10 266 (5.62%) RESTful
11 249 (5.26%) ASP.NET
12 193 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 188 (3.97%) HTML5
14 174 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 162 (3.42%) Spring
16 161 (3.40%) .NET Core
17 160 (3.38%) .NET Framework
18 155 (3.28%) Laravel
19 147 (3.11%) XML
20 133 (2.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 385 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (5.22%) User Experience
3 201 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 196 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 178 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 164 (3.47%) Public Cloud
7 161 (3.40%) Management Information System
8 152 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
9 124 (2.62%) Data Centre
10 82 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 72 (1.52%) Social Media
12 68 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 56 (1.18%) Derivative
14 52 (1.10%) Hedge funds
15 47 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 47 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 47 (0.99%) Equities
15 47 (0.99%) Fixed Income
15 47 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 47 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 622 (13.15%) Linux
2 514 (10.86%) Windows
3 210 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 132 (2.79%) Unix
5 97 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 92 (1.94%) Android
7 65 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 52 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (1.04%) CentOS
10 44 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.23%) Solaris
15 9 (0.19%) AIX
16 7 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.13%) Debian
17 6 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,826 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (18.60%) DevOps
3 517 (10.93%) Scrum
4 510 (10.78%) Software Engineering
5 449 (9.49%) Microservices
6 437 (9.24%) MVC
6 437 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
7 356 (7.52%) Test Automation
8 343 (7.25%) Analytics
9 335 (7.08%) Fintech
10 324 (6.85%) Computer Science
11 320 (6.76%) Project Management
11 320 (6.76%) TDD
12 296 (6.26%) Mentoring
13 270 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
14 253 (5.35%) CRM
15 248 (5.24%) Presales
16 246 (5.20%) Web Development
17 236 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
18 232 (4.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,083 (22.89%) JavaScript
2 869 (18.37%) Java
3 865 (18.28%) SQL
4 852 (18.01%) C#
5 546 (11.54%) Python
6 328 (6.93%) PHP
7 238 (5.03%) PowerShell
8 230 (4.86%) Ruby
9 199 (4.21%) TypeScript
10 197 (4.16%) Bash Shell
11 121 (2.56%) Perl
12 115 (2.43%) C++
13 103 (2.18%) ES6
14 98 (2.07%) Apex Code
15 95 (2.01%) Go
16 92 (1.94%) T-SQL
17 78 (1.65%) C
18 75 (1.59%) Java 8
19 74 (1.56%) Shell Script
20 47 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 576 (12.18%) Degree
2 106 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (1.31%) CISSP
5 55 (1.16%) Security Cleared
6 42 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (0.89%) MCSE
7 38 (0.80%) ISEB
8 33 (0.70%) CCNP
8 33 (0.70%) CEH
9 30 (0.63%) CCNA
10 29 (0.61%) MCP
11 25 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.49%) SC Cleared
13 22 (0.47%) CISM
14 20 (0.42%) MCITP
14 20 (0.42%) PMP
15 19 (0.40%) AWS Certification
15 19 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
16 18 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (5.75%) QA
2 130 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (1.42%) SLA
4 53 (1.12%) GDPR
5 52 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.89%) NIST
8 22 (0.47%) PMO
9 20 (0.42%) COBIT
10 19 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.25%) SAS 70
12 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.19%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.17%) NCSC
15 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.085%) PSD2
16 4 (0.085%) SEPA
16 4 (0.085%) WCAG
17 3 (0.063%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 510 (10.78%) Docker
2 233 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 147 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 133 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.57%) Varnish
7 25 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (0.53%) vSphere
8 24 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 21 (0.44%) XenApp
10 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.21%) HDFS
11 10 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.19%) etcd
12 9 (0.19%) oVirt
12 9 (0.19%) RHEV
13 5 (0.11%) iptables
13 5 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.085%) KVM
Systems Management
1 403 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 307 (6.49%) Ansible
3 286 (6.05%) Puppet
4 255 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
5 210 (4.44%) Terraform
6 61 (1.29%) SCCM
7 54 (1.14%) Nagios
8 49 (1.04%) Prometheus
9 42 (0.89%) Consul
10 38 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 32 (0.68%) Grafana
12 31 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.66%) Salt
13 30 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
14 29 (0.61%) ZABBIX
15 26 (0.55%) Packer
16 24 (0.51%) Kibana
17 21 (0.44%) Nessus
18 17 (0.36%) Graphite
18 17 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 784 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 400 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
3 271 (5.73%) Oracle
4 221 (4.67%) Google
5 203 (4.29%) SAP
6 191 (4.04%) VMware
7 133 (2.81%) Cisco
8 88 (1.86%) Sage
9 83 (1.75%) Atlassian
10 78 (1.65%) Splunk
11 67 (1.42%) IBM
12 66 (1.40%) ServiceNow
13 63 (1.33%) Adobe
14 62 (1.31%) Citrix
15 61 (1.29%) Tableau
16 58 (1.23%) Dell
17 50 (1.06%) HP
18 49 (1.04%) Zend
19 46 (0.97%) Workday
20 45 (0.95%) JD Edwards