Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SaaS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SaaS over the 6 months leading up to 20 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 81 60 52
Rank change year-on-year -21 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,910 4,095 10,469
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.04% 4.94% 5.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.23% 11.72% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,287 2,732 5,883
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £38,300
25th Percentile £46,250 £51,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

All Cloud Skills
UK

SaaS falls under the Cloud Services category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring cloud computing skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 31,536 34,935 85,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 32.90% 42.16% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23,011 25,589 42,347
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £97,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 July 2024.

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 20 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -24 2,470 £60,000 -7.69% 453
UK excluding London -16 1,969 £55,000 -8.33% 374
Work from Home -11 1,402 £62,500 -3.85% 331
London -44 703 £75,000 -6.25% 135
North of England -14 481 £55,250 -7.92% 106
South East -46 455 £55,000 -12.00% 101
Midlands -1 405 £60,000 - 80
North West -13 283 £60,000 +5.73% 60
South West -3 256 £50,500 -15.16% 31
West Midlands +4 254 £60,000 - 50
Scotland -71 176 £55,000 -8.33% 40
Yorkshire -19 159 £55,000 -8.33% 35
East Midlands -3 150 £55,000 - 30
East of England +12 108 £60,000 - 20
Wales +25 62 £55,000 +33.33% 4
North East +8 39 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Northern Ireland -12 28 £75,000 +66.67% 2

SaaS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (2.27%) Microsoft Exchange
2 64 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 27 (0.93%) Confluence
4 20 (0.69%) CMS
5 14 (0.48%) IIS
6 13 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.38%) WordPress
9 8 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.24%) Kinematics
10 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.21%) Apache
11 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.17%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.069%) nginx
13 2 (0.069%) SAS
14 1 (0.034%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.034%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.034%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 57 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.10%) Sketch
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.069%) InVision
9 2 (0.069%) SPSS
10 1 (0.034%) 1Password
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.034%) Notion
10 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.034%) Trello
Business Applications
1 25 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (0.52%) Salesforce CRM
4 14 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 14 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.34%) NEC Housing
7 7 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.17%) Shopify
8 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.14%) Exchequer
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.14%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.14%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.14%) Sage X3
9 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 933 (32.06%) Azure
2 757 (26.01%) AWS
3 353 (12.13%) PaaS
4 298 (10.24%) IaaS
5 295 (10.14%) Microsoft 365
6 230 (7.90%) GCP
7 119 (4.09%) Azure DevOps
8 99 (3.40%) Serverless
9 77 (2.65%) GitHub
10 72 (2.47%) Entra ID
11 68 (2.34%) Power Platform
12 58 (1.99%) Amazon S3
13 51 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
14 49 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
15 47 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
16 34 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 33 (1.13%) OCI
18 31 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
19 30 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
20 29 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (4.30%) Firewall
2 89 (3.06%) WAN
3 72 (2.47%) DNS
4 60 (2.06%) LAN
5 59 (2.03%) VPN
6 51 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
7 43 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 40 (1.37%) Network Security
9 36 (1.24%) DHCP
10 33 (1.13%) Internet
11 32 (1.10%) HTTP
12 31 (1.07%) SD-WAN
13 29 (1.00%) VoIP
14 25 (0.86%) SAN
15 24 (0.82%) BGP
15 24 (0.82%) Unified Communications
16 23 (0.79%) VLAN
17 19 (0.65%) MPLS
18 16 (0.55%) Wireless
19 15 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.12%) MySQL
3 72 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 50 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 49 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 43 (1.48%) Big Data
8 42 (1.44%) Power BI
9 41 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 29 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (0.96%) GIS
14 27 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (0.89%) Oracle Database
16 23 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
17 14 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (0.48%) Redis
18 13 (0.45%) BigQuery
18 13 (0.45%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 186 (6.39%) Git
2 84 (2.89%) JIRA
3 66 (2.27%) Selenium
4 55 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 36 (1.24%) Postman
6 23 (0.79%) GitLab
6 23 (0.79%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.55%) Cypress.io
8 14 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.48%) JUnit
8 14 (0.48%) SonarQube
9 13 (0.45%) JMeter
9 13 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.38%) CircleCI
10 11 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
12 9 (0.31%) NUnit
12 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 737 (25.33%) Social Skills
2 424 (14.57%) Finance
3 214 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 211 (7.25%) Marketing
5 174 (5.98%) Presentation Skills
6 134 (4.60%) Retail
7 112 (3.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 91 (3.13%) Legal
9 81 (2.78%) Public Sector
10 79 (2.71%) Law
11 69 (2.37%) Banking
12 62 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
13 59 (2.03%) Telecoms
14 57 (1.96%) Manufacturing
15 54 (1.86%) Automotive
16 47 (1.62%) Tech for Good
17 39 (1.34%) Aerospace
17 39 (1.34%) Games
18 36 (1.24%) Local Government
19 32 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 569 (19.55%) Developer
2 559 (19.21%) Senior
3 394 (13.54%) Architect
4 226 (7.77%) Lead
5 180 (6.19%) Analyst
5 180 (6.19%) Senior Developer
6 151 (5.19%) Consultant
7 144 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 142 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 133 (4.57%) Cloud Architect
10 128 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
11 120 (4.12%) Software Engineer
12 118 (4.05%) Software Developer
13 93 (3.20%) .NET Developer
14 92 (3.16%) PHP Developer
15 78 (2.68%) Project Manager
16 74 (2.54%) Cloud Engineer
17 72 (2.47%) Development Manager
18 70 (2.41%) Business Development Manager
18 70 (2.41%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (11.37%) .NET
2 210 (7.22%) React
3 158 (5.43%) HTML
4 149 (5.12%) CSS
4 149 (5.12%) Laravel
5 111 (3.81%) Vue
6 99 (3.40%) Node.js
7 96 (3.30%) AngularJS
8 95 (3.26%) .NET Core
9 94 (3.23%) RESTful
10 87 (2.99%) REST
11 70 (2.41%) JSON
12 69 (2.37%) .NET Framework
13 55 (1.89%) XML
14 48 (1.65%) Web Services
15 41 (1.41%) GraphQL
16 40 (1.37%) jQuery
17 33 (1.13%) SOAP
18 32 (1.10%) ASP.NET
19 31 (1.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 143 (4.91%) Public Cloud
2 106 (3.64%) Product Ownership
3 105 (3.61%) Cloud Native
4 94 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 88 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 84 (2.89%) PKI
7 83 (2.85%) Data Centre
8 79 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
9 74 (2.54%) Onboarding
10 73 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 61 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
12 53 (1.82%) Data Structures
13 27 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (0.93%) NHS
14 25 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 25 (0.86%) Security Posture
15 23 (0.79%) Driving Licence
16 22 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 22 (0.76%) Social Media
17 20 (0.69%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 245 (8.42%) Windows
2 154 (5.29%) Linux
3 87 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 36 (1.24%) Android
4 36 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 27 (0.93%) Unix
8 20 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.45%) CentOS
11 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.31%) Solaris
12 9 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.24%) VMS
14 6 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (20.69%) Agile
2 449 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
3 440 (15.12%) DevOps
4 334 (11.48%) Software Engineering
5 305 (10.48%) Project Management
6 284 (9.76%) Roadmaps
7 238 (8.18%) Full Stack Development
8 237 (8.14%) Mentoring
9 231 (7.94%) CI/CD
10 216 (7.42%) Microservices
11 193 (6.63%) Analytics
12 192 (6.60%) Test Automation
13 186 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 185 (6.36%) Migration
15 178 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
16 169 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 152 (5.22%) Business Development
18 148 (5.09%) B2B
19 147 (5.05%) Actionable Insight
20 146 (5.02%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 408 (14.02%) SQL
2 361 (12.41%) JavaScript
3 327 (11.24%) C#
4 262 (9.00%) Python
5 180 (6.19%) Java
6 179 (6.15%) PHP
7 151 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 148 (5.09%) TypeScript
9 73 (2.51%) Bash
10 48 (1.65%) C++
11 44 (1.51%) Ruby
12 31 (1.07%) C
13 30 (1.03%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.00%) Go
15 21 (0.72%) Bicep
16 20 (0.69%) Kotlin
17 14 (0.48%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.34%) R
18 10 (0.34%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.34%) Swift
Qualifications
1 376 (12.92%) Degree
2 167 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 80 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.44%) Azure Certification
5 35 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 32 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 32 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.93%) CISSP
9 24 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
10 22 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (0.65%) MBA
12 18 (0.62%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 18 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.48%) CISM
14 11 (0.38%) CCNA
14 11 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.29%) QA
2 75 (2.58%) SLA
3 73 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.27%) GDPR
5 28 (0.96%) NIST
6 26 (0.89%) Accessibility
6 26 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.82%) NCSC
8 22 (0.76%) Data Quality
9 17 (0.58%) SOC 2
10 15 (0.52%) PCI DSS
11 13 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (0.45%) PMO
12 11 (0.38%) GRC
12 11 (0.38%) Software Quality Assurance
13 8 (0.27%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.21%) COBIT
14 6 (0.21%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.17%) SOC 1
System Software
1 209 (7.18%) Docker
2 134 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 103 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.27%) vSphere
9 7 (0.24%) Firmware
10 3 (0.10%) KVM
10 3 (0.10%) QEMU
10 3 (0.10%) Xen
11 2 (0.069%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 228 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 155 (5.33%) Terraform
3 89 (3.06%) Ansible
4 51 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 32 (1.10%) Puppet
6 15 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.41%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (0.38%) Nessus
9 9 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.27%) CASB
11 7 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.17%) Grafana
12 5 (0.17%) QRadar
13 4 (0.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 4 (0.14%) Nagios
14 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.10%) NetCrunch
14 3 (0.10%) Progress Chef
14 3 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 549 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 159 (5.46%) Google
3 122 (4.19%) VMware
4 106 (3.64%) Oracle
5 75 (2.58%) Cisco
6 71 (2.44%) Salesforce
7 55 (1.89%) SAP
8 47 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.13%) Meraki
10 29 (1.00%) HP
10 29 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 24 (0.82%) BT
11 24 (0.82%) Dell
12 22 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 21 (0.72%) Palo Alto
14 19 (0.65%) Adobe
15 18 (0.62%) Apple
16 17 (0.58%) HubSpot
17 16 (0.55%) ForgeRock
18 15 (0.52%) Databricks