Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 83 117
Rank change year-on-year +24 +34 +14
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 3,413 5,139 5,017
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.42% 3.49% 2.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.27% 11.72% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,130 4,900 4,523
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +8.89%

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 27,811 43,831 42,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.04% 29.76% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22,684 35,579 34,537
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%

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 12 July 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 12 July 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 +29 3,190 £60,000 - 309
UK excluding London +33 1,802 £55,000 +4.76% 232
London +21 1,491 £70,000 +7.69% 88
South East +31 798 £55,000 - 73
Work from Home -6 352 £60,000 -4.00% 61
North of England +62 299 £52,500 +5.00% 73
Midlands +75 272 £55,000 +10.00% 40
South West +47 196 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Midlands +57 168 £60,000 +14.29% 18
North West +45 163 £55,000 +3.15% 23
East of England -2 117 £59,000 -1.67% 13
East Midlands +56 99 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Scotland +1 74 £53,750 +10.82% 2
North East +34 69 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Yorkshire +39 67 £48,750 +2.63% 36
Wales +33 36 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Northern Ireland -21 15 £47,500 +5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 1,286 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,131 (33.14%) Azure
3 1,116 (32.70%) AWS
4 794 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 714 (20.92%) DevOps
6 687 (20.13%) Microsoft
7 634 (18.58%) Finance
8 626 (18.34%) PaaS
9 602 (17.64%) SQL
10 581 (17.02%) .NET
11 520 (15.24%) C#
12 508 (14.88%) IaaS
13 483 (14.15%) Python
14 455 (13.33%) Java
15 427 (12.51%) Docker
16 425 (12.45%) HTML
17 405 (11.87%) Microservices
18 396 (11.60%) Scrum
19 392 (11.49%) CSS
20 385 (11.28%) Software Engineering
21 379 (11.10%) Linux
22 374 (10.96%) Windows
23 370 (10.84%) Kubernetes
24 366 (10.72%) SQL Server
25 364 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
26 327 (9.58%) React
27 323 (9.46%) Degree
28 314 (9.20%) AngularJS
29 307 (9.00%) Analytics
30 301 (8.82%) Fintech

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
1 103 (3.02%) IIS
2 92 (2.70%) Confluence
3 73 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (1.67%) CMS
5 40 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 33 (0.97%) Apache
8 23 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 23 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (0.59%) SAS
10 16 (0.47%) nginx
11 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.23%) Anypoint
14 8 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.21%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.18%) Mendix
16 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.79%) Sketch
4 25 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.70%) Figma
6 21 (0.62%) Zeplin
7 20 (0.59%) InVision
8 12 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.26%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.059%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.059%) Marvel
14 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.029%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.029%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 88 (2.58%) NetSuite
2 64 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
5 28 (0.82%) SAP Business One
6 24 (0.70%) Sage 200
6 24 (0.70%) Sage 500
7 22 (0.64%) Magento
8 17 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.35%) SAP GTS
11 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.29%) Lawson
12 10 (0.29%) Shopify
13 8 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
14 7 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
15 6 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
16 5 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,131 (33.14%) Azure
2 1,116 (32.70%) AWS
3 626 (18.34%) PaaS
4 508 (14.88%) IaaS
5 231 (6.77%) Serverless
6 216 (6.33%) Office 365
7 155 (4.54%) GCP
8 119 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
9 106 (3.11%) Power Platform
10 103 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
11 88 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 85 (2.49%) Amazon S3
13 76 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
14 71 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
15 51 (1.49%) GitHub
16 49 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
17 47 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 40 (1.17%) Azure Functions
19 36 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 35 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 151 (4.42%) Firewall
2 85 (2.49%) Internet
3 81 (2.37%) DNS
4 76 (2.23%) VPN
5 61 (1.79%) HTTP
6 53 (1.55%) WAN
7 52 (1.52%) Network Security
8 49 (1.44%) TCP/IP
9 42 (1.23%) LAN
9 42 (1.23%) Skype
10 41 (1.20%) SAN
11 23 (0.67%) SSL
12 20 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (0.44%) VoIP
14 12 (0.35%) DHCP
15 11 (0.32%) WebEx
16 10 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (0.29%) iSCSI
17 9 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (0.21%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 232 (6.80%) MySQL
3 147 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 138 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 122 (3.57%) Big Data
6 107 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
7 88 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (2.46%) Power BI
8 84 (2.46%) Redis
9 82 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 70 (2.05%) Data Lake
11 68 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 54 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 48 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 42 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 41 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
15 41 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 38 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
17 34 (1.00%) MariaDB
18 32 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 282 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 200 (5.86%) JIRA
3 140 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 105 (3.08%) Selenium
5 84 (2.46%) webpack
6 64 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 56 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 42 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 40 (1.17%) PHPUnit
10 39 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 35 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 33 (0.97%) Grunt
13 32 (0.94%) gulp
14 28 (0.82%) Maven
15 27 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 27 (0.79%) Subversion
15 27 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (0.70%) JMeter
17 23 (0.67%) GitLab
17 23 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 634 (18.58%) Finance
2 272 (7.97%) Marketing
3 197 (5.77%) Retail
4 100 (2.93%) Law
5 80 (2.34%) Legal
6 78 (2.29%) Banking
7 71 (2.08%) Public Sector
8 57 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 51 (1.49%) Games
10 43 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 37 (1.08%) Advertising
12 24 (0.70%) Automotive
13 22 (0.64%) Publishing
14 20 (0.59%) Back Office
15 18 (0.53%) Billing
16 15 (0.44%) French Language
17 14 (0.41%) German Language
18 10 (0.29%) Electronics
19 9 (0.26%) International Banking
20 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 894 (26.19%) Developer
2 401 (11.75%) Architect
3 263 (7.71%) Senior Developer
4 223 (6.53%) Consultant
5 205 (6.01%) Analyst
6 197 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 189 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
8 173 (5.07%) .NET Developer
9 153 (4.48%) Software Developer
10 125 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
11 117 (3.43%) Java Developer
12 112 (3.28%) C# Developer
13 105 (3.08%) Software Engineer
14 104 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
15 100 (2.93%) PHP Developer
16 85 (2.49%) Business Analyst
17 84 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 84 (2.46%) Product Manager
18 75 (2.20%) Azure Engineer
19 72 (2.11%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (17.02%) .NET
2 425 (12.45%) HTML
3 392 (11.49%) CSS
4 327 (9.58%) React
5 314 (9.20%) AngularJS
6 229 (6.71%) REST
7 224 (6.56%) Web Services
8 217 (6.36%) Node.js
9 197 (5.77%) .NET Core
10 169 (4.95%) ASP.NET
11 131 (3.84%) jQuery
12 130 (3.81%) HTML5
13 126 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 115 (3.37%) Vue.js
15 113 (3.31%) .NET Framework
16 111 (3.25%) Laravel
17 109 (3.19%) RESTful
18 101 (2.96%) Spring
19 98 (2.87%) JSON
20 94 (2.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 249 (7.30%) User Experience
2 155 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
3 152 (4.45%) Public Cloud
4 150 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (4.37%) Mobile App
6 117 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
7 98 (2.87%) Cloud Native
8 97 (2.84%) Data Centre
9 80 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
10 72 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 51 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 43 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 32 (0.94%) Algorithms
14 26 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.64%) Blog
16 21 (0.62%) PKI
17 20 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 20 (0.59%) iPad
17 20 (0.59%) Private Cloud
18 19 (0.56%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 379 (11.10%) Linux
2 374 (10.96%) Windows
3 156 (4.57%) Windows Server
4 64 (1.88%) Unix
5 57 (1.67%) Android
6 53 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 48 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 34 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.59%) CentOS
13 17 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
15 13 (0.38%) VMS
16 7 (0.21%) Debian
17 6 (0.18%) SUSE
18 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.059%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,286 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (20.92%) DevOps
3 405 (11.87%) Microservices
4 396 (11.60%) Scrum
5 385 (11.28%) Software Engineering
6 364 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
7 307 (9.00%) Analytics
8 301 (8.82%) Fintech
9 281 (8.23%) Test Automation
10 273 (8.00%) TDD
11 271 (7.94%) MVC
12 241 (7.06%) CRM
13 232 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 214 (6.27%) Computer Science
15 205 (6.01%) Migration
16 196 (5.74%) OO
17 195 (5.71%) Presales
18 193 (5.65%) SDLC
19 180 (5.27%) ITIL
20 178 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 794 (23.26%) JavaScript
2 602 (17.64%) SQL
3 520 (15.24%) C#
4 483 (14.15%) Python
5 455 (13.33%) Java
6 285 (8.35%) PowerShell
7 227 (6.65%) PHP
8 151 (4.42%) TypeScript
9 82 (2.40%) ES6
10 79 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 78 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 72 (2.11%) Ruby
13 63 (1.85%) C++
14 51 (1.49%) Go
15 38 (1.11%) C
16 35 (1.03%) Shell Script
17 34 (1.00%) R
18 28 (0.82%) Scala
19 23 (0.67%) Java 8
20 22 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 323 (9.46%) Degree
2 107 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 98 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 88 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (1.61%) AWS Certification
5 55 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (1.05%) CISSP
8 32 (0.94%) MCSE
9 29 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (0.70%) CCNA
11 21 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.53%) PMP
13 18 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
14 14 (0.41%) ACCA
14 14 (0.41%) CCNP
15 11 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 11 (0.32%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (6.91%) QA
2 130 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.90%) SLA
4 57 (1.67%) NIST
5 51 (1.49%) GDPR
6 49 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 38 (1.11%) NIST 800
8 23 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 22 (0.64%) NCSC
10 14 (0.41%) COBIT
11 13 (0.38%) PMO
12 9 (0.26%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.18%) PSD2
13 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.12%) SEPA
15 2 (0.059%) GLBA
System Software
1 427 (12.51%) Docker
2 207 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 96 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.21%) XenApp
9 6 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.15%) oVirt
10 5 (0.15%) RHEV
10 5 (0.15%) vSphere
11 4 (0.12%) Varnish
12 3 (0.088%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.088%) Firmware
12 3 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.059%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 370 (10.84%) Kubernetes
2 245 (7.18%) Terraform
3 180 (5.27%) Ansible
4 113 (3.31%) Puppet
5 109 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (2.34%) SCCM
7 37 (1.08%) Grafana
8 34 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 33 (0.97%) Prometheus
10 23 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 22 (0.64%) SCVMM
12 20 (0.59%) WSUS
13 17 (0.50%) Packer
14 16 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
15 14 (0.41%) SCOM
16 12 (0.35%) Kibana
16 12 (0.35%) Nagios
17 10 (0.29%) Consul
17 10 (0.29%) Kubeflow
17 10 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 687 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 202 (5.92%) Oracle
3 170 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
4 166 (4.86%) Google
5 138 (4.04%) VMware
6 110 (3.22%) SAP
7 86 (2.52%) Cisco
8 69 (2.02%) HP
9 67 (1.96%) IBM
10 54 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 52 (1.52%) Dell
12 41 (1.20%) Sage
13 39 (1.14%) Adobe
13 39 (1.14%) Xamarin
14 37 (1.08%) Databricks
15 34 (1.00%) Citrix
15 34 (1.00%) JD Edwards
15 34 (1.00%) Remedy
16 30 (0.88%) Zend
17 29 (0.85%) Tableau