Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 116 149
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +21
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,718 5,058 4,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.98% 2.82% 2.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.14% 14.57% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,832 4,397 3,707
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £89,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +16.67%

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 38,864 34,714 24,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.58% 19.34% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31,039 28,647 20,734
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +12 4,453 £57,000 +3.64% 693
London +19 2,349 £65,000 +3.17% 292
UK excluding London +2 2,266 £50,000 +5.26% 445
South East -24 830 £50,000 +2.04% 112
North of England +48 461 £47,500 -5.00% 104
East of England +37 295 £55,000 -4.35% 41
Midlands +13 259 £47,500 +11.76% 89
South West -23 253 £45,000 - 55
North West +11 226 £47,500 - 48
Yorkshire +88 206 £47,500 -5.00% 29
West Midlands -4 157 £50,000 +17.65% 62
Scotland +28 130 £49,688 +24.22% 28
East Midlands +42 101 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Wales -23 31 £40,000 +5.26% 8
North East -9 29 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Northern Ireland +1 24 £45,000 - 8

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 1,681 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1,335 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,287 (27.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1,067 (22.62%) Microsoft
5 1,039 (22.02%) JavaScript
6 994 (21.07%) PaaS
7 978 (20.73%) SQL
8 968 (20.52%) Finance
9 844 (17.89%) C#
10 840 (17.80%) .NET
11 801 (16.98%) IaaS
12 788 (16.70%) DevOps
13 741 (15.71%) Java
14 706 (14.96%) Linux
15 705 (14.94%) HTML
16 668 (14.16%) Windows
17 652 (13.82%) SQL Server
18 602 (12.76%) CSS
19 566 (12.00%) Degree
20 544 (11.53%) Python
21 541 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
22 532 (11.28%) Scrum
23 516 (10.94%) AngularJS
24 479 (10.15%) Project Management
25 473 (10.03%) Docker
26 449 (9.52%) Software Engineering
27 430 (9.11%) ITIL
28 420 (8.90%) Mentoring
29 417 (8.84%) Microservices
30 412 (8.73%) Marketing

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
1 170 (3.60%) Apache
2 109 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 102 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 96 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 83 (1.76%) Confluence
6 79 (1.67%) CMS
7 76 (1.61%) IIS
7 76 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 68 (1.44%) Apache Solr
9 57 (1.21%) WordPress
10 52 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 48 (1.02%) JBoss
11 48 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 45 (0.95%) Skype for Business
13 39 (0.83%) OpenStack
14 38 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 36 (0.76%) nginx
16 32 (0.68%) Mule
17 27 (0.57%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 102 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 35 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.42%) Chatbot
5 20 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.28%) Mingle
7 12 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.17%) InVision
9 7 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.085%) SPSS
12 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.064%) Maya
13 2 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.042%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.042%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 61 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (1.10%) NetSuite
4 38 (0.81%) thinkFolio
5 21 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 16 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 14 (0.30%) Magento
8 13 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 12 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.23%) Maximo
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
11 9 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.17%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.15%) Lawson
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.15%) SAP GRC
13 7 (0.15%) SAP HCM
13 7 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,335 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,287 (27.28%) Amazon AWS
3 994 (21.07%) PaaS
4 801 (16.98%) IaaS
5 216 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 209 (4.43%) Office 365
7 160 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
8 115 (2.44%) Serverless
9 95 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 91 (1.93%) GitHub
11 88 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
12 74 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 65 (1.38%) Amazon S3
14 49 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
15 48 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
16 39 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
17 33 (0.70%) npm
17 33 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.68%) G Suite
19 31 (0.66%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 263 (5.57%) Firewall
2 262 (5.55%) DNS
3 180 (3.82%) Internet
4 145 (3.07%) TCP/IP
5 121 (2.56%) VPN
6 115 (2.44%) WAN
7 108 (2.29%) LAN
8 83 (1.76%) HTTP
9 81 (1.72%) SAN
10 74 (1.57%) SSL
11 57 (1.21%) DHCP
12 55 (1.17%) Unified Communications
13 53 (1.12%) Skype
14 41 (0.87%) VLAN
15 29 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (0.61%) Network Security
16 27 (0.57%) Intranet
16 27 (0.57%) iSCSI
17 26 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
18 23 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 304 (6.44%) MySQL
3 239 (5.07%) NoSQL
4 206 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 198 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 171 (3.62%) Big Data
7 141 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 91 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
9 83 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 83 (1.76%) Hadoop
10 76 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 75 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 64 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 63 (1.34%) Oracle Database
13 63 (1.34%) Redis
14 54 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 51 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
15 51 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
16 46 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 387 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 338 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 246 (5.21%) JIRA
4 139 (2.95%) TeamCity
5 122 (2.59%) Selenium
6 100 (2.12%) Maven
6 100 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 96 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 92 (1.95%) webpack
9 76 (1.61%) Subversion
10 64 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 58 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 56 (1.19%) Bitbucket
13 55 (1.17%) gulp
14 53 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 52 (1.10%) GitLab
16 39 (0.83%) Cucumber
17 35 (0.74%) CircleCI
18 30 (0.64%) Eclipse
19 29 (0.61%) JMeter
General
1 968 (20.52%) Finance
2 412 (8.73%) Marketing
3 294 (6.23%) Retail
4 177 (3.75%) Banking
5 136 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 106 (2.25%) Legal
7 99 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 92 (1.95%) Law
9 87 (1.84%) German Language
10 81 (1.72%) French Language
11 69 (1.46%) Electronics
12 65 (1.38%) Billing
13 60 (1.27%) Spanish Language
14 58 (1.23%) Publishing
15 57 (1.21%) Advertising
16 52 (1.10%) Italian Language
17 50 (1.06%) Front Office
18 48 (1.02%) Investment Banking
19 35 (0.74%) Games
20 26 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,053 (22.32%) Developer
2 580 (12.29%) Architect
3 376 (7.97%) Consultant
4 330 (6.99%) Analyst
5 263 (5.57%) Senior Developer
6 259 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 239 (5.07%) .NET Developer
8 226 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 201 (4.26%) C# Developer
10 189 (4.01%) Software Engineer
11 165 (3.50%) Applications Support
12 159 (3.37%) Project Manager
13 151 (3.20%) Support Engineer
14 149 (3.16%) Cloud Architect
15 136 (2.88%) Software Developer
16 134 (2.84%) Junior
17 125 (2.65%) Java Developer
18 122 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 118 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
20 115 (2.44%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (17.80%) .NET
2 705 (14.94%) HTML
3 602 (12.76%) CSS
4 516 (10.94%) AngularJS
5 411 (8.71%) Web Services
6 298 (6.32%) React
7 281 (5.96%) REST
8 280 (5.93%) ASP.NET
9 229 (4.85%) XML
10 221 (4.68%) jQuery
11 216 (4.58%) .NET Framework
12 199 (4.22%) Node.js
13 197 (4.18%) HTML5
13 197 (4.18%) RESTful
14 156 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 147 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
16 144 (3.05%) JSON
17 141 (2.99%) SOAP
18 135 (2.86%) Spring
19 128 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 375 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 300 (6.36%) User Experience
3 293 (6.21%) Fintech
4 235 (4.98%) Public Cloud
5 232 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 222 (4.71%) Data Centre
7 194 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
8 175 (3.71%) Mobile App
9 166 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
10 144 (3.05%) Management Information System
11 143 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 71 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 67 (1.42%) Social Media
14 52 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 48 (1.02%) Equities
15 48 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 48 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 47 (1.00%) Derivative
17 44 (0.93%) Fixed Income
18 40 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 706 (14.96%) Linux
2 668 (14.16%) Windows
3 247 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 192 (4.07%) Unix
5 102 (2.16%) CentOS
6 66 (1.40%) Android
6 66 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 51 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 49 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (1.02%) Solaris
11 38 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (0.66%) Debian
13 30 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 29 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.53%) Windows 10
16 22 (0.47%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.32%) FreeBSD
18 9 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,681 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (16.70%) DevOps
3 541 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
4 532 (11.28%) Scrum
5 479 (10.15%) Project Management
6 449 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 430 (9.11%) ITIL
8 420 (8.90%) Mentoring
9 417 (8.84%) Microservices
10 393 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 392 (8.31%) MVC
12 359 (7.61%) Analytics
13 351 (7.44%) Test Automation
14 332 (7.04%) TDD
15 292 (6.19%) CRM
16 286 (6.06%) Presales
17 278 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 273 (5.79%) Migration
19 259 (5.49%) ERP
20 248 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,039 (22.02%) JavaScript
2 978 (20.73%) SQL
3 844 (17.89%) C#
4 741 (15.71%) Java
5 544 (11.53%) Python
6 308 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 281 (5.96%) PHP
8 257 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 159 (3.37%) Ruby
10 138 (2.92%) TypeScript
11 119 (2.52%) Perl
12 111 (2.35%) T-SQL
13 98 (2.08%) C++
14 82 (1.74%) C
15 74 (1.57%) ES6
16 62 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 61 (1.29%) Go
17 61 (1.29%) Scala
18 53 (1.12%) R
19 48 (1.02%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 566 (12.00%) Degree
2 118 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (1.67%) CISSP
5 71 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 53 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (1.12%) MCSE
7 44 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 44 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
8 43 (0.91%) PMP
9 42 (0.89%) CISM
9 42 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 37 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 36 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (0.68%) SC Cleared
13 28 (0.59%) CEH
14 25 (0.53%) SSCP
15 24 (0.51%) ISEB
15 24 (0.51%) MCSA
16 22 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (6.36%) QA
2 171 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (2.84%) GDPR
4 86 (1.82%) PMO
5 83 (1.76%) SLA
6 55 (1.17%) PCI DSS
7 53 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (0.70%) COBIT
9 31 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 31 (0.66%) HIPAA
10 18 (0.38%) ISO 22301
11 13 (0.28%) ISO 9000
11 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.17%) IFRS
13 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.11%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 473 (10.03%) Docker
2 334 (7.08%) Active Directory
3 209 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 160 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 24 (0.51%) vSphere
9 22 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (0.42%) KVM
10 20 (0.42%) NFS
11 15 (0.32%) pfSense
11 15 (0.32%) Samba
12 11 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.23%) Xen
13 10 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.17%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.15%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.13%) HDFS
17 5 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 375 (7.95%) Ansible
2 341 (7.23%) Puppet
3 313 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
4 291 (6.17%) Kubernetes
5 171 (3.62%) Terraform
6 74 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
7 68 (1.44%) SCOM
8 57 (1.21%) Nagios
9 52 (1.10%) SCCM
10 31 (0.66%) Packer
11 27 (0.57%) CFEngine
11 27 (0.57%) SCVMM
12 25 (0.53%) Kibana
13 24 (0.51%) Mesos
14 22 (0.47%) Cobbler
15 20 (0.42%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.36%) Grafana
17 14 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
17 14 (0.30%) Nessus
17 14 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,067 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 400 (8.48%) Oracle
3 286 (6.06%) Google
4 262 (5.55%) VMware
5 233 (4.94%) SAP
6 223 (4.73%) Salesforce.com
7 170 (3.60%) Cisco
8 146 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 112 (2.37%) IBM
10 109 (2.31%) Splunk
11 63 (1.34%) HP
12 53 (1.12%) EMC
13 52 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 51 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 44 (0.93%) TIBCO
16 40 (0.85%) Bloomberg
16 40 (0.85%) Citrix
16 40 (0.85%) Reuters
17 38 (0.81%) MarketAxess
17 38 (0.81%) Tradeweb