Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 65 91
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 +19
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,841 4,135 4,937
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.35% 4.25% 3.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.92% 12.05% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,820 3,428 4,201
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,763
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +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 37,483 34,311 40,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 35.23% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,987 28,245 33,253
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,450 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +19 4,336 £60,000 - 854
UK excluding London +14 2,405 £52,500 - 575
London +15 1,989 £70,000 - 321
Work from Home +5 1,192 £62,500 +5.04% 241
South East -4 829 £55,000 - 159
North of England +13 450 £52,500 - 156
South West +39 406 £47,500 - 72
Midlands +2 358 £52,500 - 97
North West +43 275 £55,000 - 88
West Midlands +26 235 £55,000 - 62
Scotland +21 166 £53,500 +13.23% 26
East of England +16 156 £55,000 +4.76% 48
Yorkshire +34 138 £52,500 +10.53% 45
East Midlands -12 122 £52,500 +5.00% 35
North East -33 39 £47,500 - 23
Wales +12 34 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Northern Ireland 0 10 £55,000 +15.79% 8

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 1,947 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,562 (32.27%) AWS
3 1,463 (30.22%) Azure
4 1,267 (26.17%) JavaScript
5 1,149 (23.73%) DevOps
6 1,020 (21.07%) Social Skills
7 886 (18.30%) Finance
8 884 (18.26%) PaaS
9 806 (16.65%) Microservices
10 793 (16.38%) SQL
11 760 (15.70%) Docker
12 704 (14.54%) Microsoft
13 695 (14.36%) Kubernetes
14 685 (14.15%) IaaS
14 685 (14.15%) .NET
15 680 (14.05%) C#
16 649 (13.41%) HTML
16 649 (13.41%) Python
17 644 (13.30%) Java
18 605 (12.50%) Software Engineering
19 597 (12.33%) CSS
20 584 (12.06%) React
21 556 (11.49%) Scrum
22 512 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
23 509 (10.51%) SQL Server
24 501 (10.35%) Linux
25 488 (10.08%) Degree
26 484 (10.00%) Node.js
27 473 (9.77%) AngularJS
28 468 (9.67%) Windows

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
1 132 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 124 (2.56%) Confluence
3 100 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (1.49%) WordPress
5 62 (1.28%) Apache
5 62 (1.28%) IIS
6 42 (0.87%) CMS
7 32 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
10 21 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 19 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.37%) nginx
14 17 (0.35%) MS Exchange
15 16 (0.33%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.29%) EPiServer
16 14 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.81%) InVision
4 31 (0.64%) Sketch
5 29 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 21 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
9 20 (0.41%) Figma
10 18 (0.37%) Chatbot
11 13 (0.27%) Oracle Smart View
11 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.27%) Zeplin
12 11 (0.23%) Marvel
13 9 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 9 (0.19%) UXPin
14 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 3 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
16 3 (0.062%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 132 (2.73%) Oracle ERP
2 43 (0.89%) NetSuite
3 40 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 30 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 29 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 25 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
9 18 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
10 16 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 16 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 15 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 14 (0.29%) nopCommerce
13 13 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.27%) Sentinel
14 12 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
14 12 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
14 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
15 8 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
15 8 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,562 (32.27%) AWS
2 1,463 (30.22%) Azure
3 884 (18.26%) PaaS
4 685 (14.15%) IaaS
5 378 (7.81%) GCP
6 284 (5.87%) Microsoft 365
7 276 (5.70%) Serverless
8 181 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 160 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
10 155 (3.20%) GitHub
11 141 (2.91%) Power Platform
12 121 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 121 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
13 101 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 76 (1.57%) Amazon S3
15 68 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
16 66 (1.36%) Azure Functions
17 59 (1.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 45 (0.93%) Azure Service Bus
19 41 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 207 (4.28%) Firewall
2 132 (2.73%) DNS
3 94 (1.94%) HTTP
4 93 (1.92%) Internet
5 79 (1.63%) VPN
6 70 (1.45%) Network Security
7 57 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 56 (1.16%) SAN
9 49 (1.01%) DHCP
10 38 (0.78%) WAN
11 34 (0.70%) VLAN
12 33 (0.68%) SSL
13 29 (0.60%) LAN
14 24 (0.50%) DMZ
15 23 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (0.48%) VoIP
16 21 (0.43%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (0.35%) Unified Communications
19 16 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 281 (5.80%) MySQL
3 218 (4.50%) MongoDB
4 185 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 164 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
6 144 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 132 (2.73%) Big Data
8 101 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 69 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
10 65 (1.34%) Power BI
11 60 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (0.97%) Redis
14 42 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 41 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 37 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 37 (0.76%) Data Lake
16 37 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
17 34 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 388 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 331 (6.84%) JIRA
3 323 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 80 (1.65%) Selenium
5 75 (1.55%) Cypress.io
6 74 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 72 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 69 (1.43%) Maven
9 63 (1.30%) GitLab
9 63 (1.30%) webpack
10 54 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 48 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 47 (0.97%) gulp
13 45 (0.93%) Gradle
14 44 (0.91%) Postman
15 43 (0.89%) Grunt
16 41 (0.85%) Visual Studio
17 35 (0.72%) CircleCI
17 35 (0.72%) JUnit
18 34 (0.70%) JMeter
General
1 1,020 (21.07%) Social Skills
2 886 (18.30%) Finance
3 456 (9.42%) Marketing
4 335 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 168 (3.47%) Retail
6 150 (3.10%) Banking
7 149 (3.08%) Public Sector
8 122 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 118 (2.44%) Legal
10 116 (2.40%) Games
11 114 (2.35%) Telecoms
12 96 (1.98%) Organisational Skills
13 95 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
14 88 (1.82%) Law
15 79 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
16 77 (1.59%) Electronics
17 70 (1.45%) Billing
18 60 (1.24%) Advertising
19 44 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
20 43 (0.89%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 1,299 (26.83%) Developer
2 411 (8.49%) Architect
3 368 (7.60%) Senior Developer
4 309 (6.38%) Analyst
5 264 (5.45%) Consultant
6 239 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 233 (4.81%) Software Engineer
8 214 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 195 (4.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 186 (3.84%) .NET Developer
11 176 (3.64%) Business Analyst
12 165 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 163 (3.37%) Product Manager
14 153 (3.16%) Software Developer
14 153 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
15 148 (3.06%) C# Developer
16 143 (2.95%) Java Developer
17 138 (2.85%) React Developer
18 132 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 130 (2.69%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (14.15%) .NET
2 649 (13.41%) HTML
3 597 (12.33%) CSS
4 584 (12.06%) React
5 484 (10.00%) Node.js
6 473 (9.77%) AngularJS
7 362 (7.48%) REST
8 330 (6.82%) Web Services
9 280 (5.78%) .NET Core
10 266 (5.49%) RESTful
11 251 (5.18%) HTML5
12 216 (4.46%) Spring
13 183 (3.78%) Vue.js
14 173 (3.57%) .NET Framework
15 164 (3.39%) ASP.NET
16 154 (3.18%) Sass
17 151 (3.12%) Kafka
18 144 (2.97%) jQuery
19 143 (2.95%) XML
20 130 (2.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 444 (9.17%) User Experience
2 248 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 238 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 201 (4.15%) Data Centre
5 158 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 151 (3.12%) Cloud Native
7 141 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
8 134 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 118 (2.44%) Management Information System
10 95 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 90 (1.86%) Data Structures
12 69 (1.43%) Blog
13 63 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 55 (1.14%) Private Cloud
15 49 (1.01%) EPoS
16 48 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 39 (0.81%) NHS
18 35 (0.72%) Social Media
19 26 (0.54%) Life Science
20 24 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 501 (10.35%) Linux
2 468 (9.67%) Windows
3 212 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 130 (2.69%) Android
5 112 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 78 (1.61%) Unix
7 67 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 65 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 27 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.45%) CentOS
14 21 (0.43%) VMS
15 19 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.37%) SUSE
17 16 (0.33%) Debian
18 14 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (0.19%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,947 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,149 (23.73%) DevOps
3 806 (16.65%) Microservices
4 605 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 556 (11.49%) Scrum
6 512 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
7 421 (8.70%) Fintech
8 389 (8.04%) Test Automation
9 374 (7.73%) Mentoring
10 364 (7.52%) TDD
11 358 (7.40%) Project Management
12 337 (6.96%) Analytics
13 309 (6.38%) Computer Science
14 298 (6.16%) B2B
15 291 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
16 269 (5.56%) Front End Development
17 266 (5.49%) SDLC
18 265 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
19 258 (5.33%) ERP
20 245 (5.06%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (26.17%) JavaScript
2 793 (16.38%) SQL
3 680 (14.05%) C#
4 649 (13.41%) Python
5 644 (13.30%) Java
6 420 (8.68%) TypeScript
7 349 (7.21%) PowerShell
8 289 (5.97%) PHP
9 121 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 119 (2.46%) Go
11 117 (2.42%) Ruby
12 103 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 88 (1.82%) C++
14 78 (1.61%) C
15 64 (1.32%) Java 8
16 56 (1.16%) ES6
17 45 (0.93%) Kotlin
18 44 (0.91%) Perl
19 40 (0.83%) VB.NET
20 38 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 488 (10.08%) Degree
2 247 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 177 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 141 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
5 126 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 114 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 71 (1.47%) CISSP
8 61 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (0.89%) Master's Degree
10 40 (0.83%) CISM
11 39 (0.81%) CISA
11 39 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 35 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (0.62%) AWS Certification
14 27 (0.56%) PMP
15 24 (0.50%) MCSE
16 21 (0.43%) CIPD
17 17 (0.35%) ACCA
18 15 (0.31%) CCNA
18 15 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (5.68%) QA
2 144 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (1.92%) GDPR
4 60 (1.24%) GRC
4 60 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 58 (1.20%) NIST
6 52 (1.07%) SLA
7 22 (0.45%) ITGC
7 22 (0.45%) PMO
8 20 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.35%) HIPAA
11 15 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 14 (0.29%) WAI
13 13 (0.27%) SOC 2
14 11 (0.23%) NCSC
15 8 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
15 8 (0.17%) COBIT
15 8 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 760 (15.70%) Docker
2 340 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 173 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.91%) vSphere
6 41 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.17%) Xen
12 7 (0.14%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.10%) pfSense
14 5 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.083%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.083%) HDFS
16 3 (0.062%) XenApp
17 2 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.041%) LXC
Systems Management
1 695 (14.36%) Kubernetes
2 365 (7.54%) Terraform
3 252 (5.21%) Ansible
4 117 (2.42%) Puppet
5 102 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 87 (1.80%) SCCM
7 76 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 43 (0.89%) SCOM
9 32 (0.66%) ZABBIX
10 31 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
11 28 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.52%) Nagios
13 22 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 21 (0.43%) CFEngine
15 19 (0.39%) Packer
16 18 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
17 15 (0.31%) Prometheus
18 14 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
18 14 (0.29%) vCenter Server
19 13 (0.27%) Graylog
Vendors
1 704 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 319 (6.59%) Oracle
3 252 (5.21%) Google
4 224 (4.63%) VMware
5 143 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 117 (2.42%) SAP
7 86 (1.78%) Cisco
8 80 (1.65%) Adobe
9 55 (1.14%) JD Edwards
10 49 (1.01%) Citrix
10 49 (1.01%) ServiceNow
11 47 (0.97%) Veeam
12 41 (0.85%) HP
13 40 (0.83%) Splunk
14 36 (0.74%) PagerDuty
15 35 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 32 (0.66%) Apple
17 31 (0.64%) Dell
17 31 (0.64%) IBM
18 30 (0.62%) MuleSoft