Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 51 79
Rank change year-on-year +2 +28 +27
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 7,387 3,161 4,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.77% 5.00% 3.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.24% 12.11% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,241 2,717 3,882
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,188 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 55,792 26,104 42,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.57% 41.25% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38,000 22,254 35,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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 +4 6,321 £60,000 - 1,025
UK excluding London +10 3,436 £55,000 - 634
London +1 2,986 £72,500 +3.57% 453
Work from Home +15 2,421 £60,000 - 292
South East +4 1,129 £55,000 -4.35% 159
North of England +43 750 £55,000 - 172
Midlands +20 621 £55,000 - 106
South West +8 438 £50,000 +5.26% 69
North West +20 406 £53,350 -8.80% 98
West Midlands +2 374 £55,000 -4.35% 57
Yorkshire +46 303 £60,000 +26.32% 51
East Midlands +40 244 £52,500 +10.53% 47
East of England -8 221 £53,750 -6.52% 59
Scotland -41 154 £50,000 -9.09% 50
Northern Ireland +19 73 £55,000 +2.33% 8
Wales -8 55 £60,000 +33.33% 13
North East -12 41 £62,500 +13.64% 23

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,899 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,288 (30.97%) AWS
3 2,213 (29.96%) Azure
4 1,847 (25.00%) Social Skills
5 1,755 (23.76%) JavaScript
6 1,720 (23.28%) DevOps
7 1,285 (17.40%) SQL
8 1,284 (17.38%) Finance
9 1,211 (16.39%) PaaS
10 1,136 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 1,101 (14.90%) CI/CD
12 1,044 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
13 1,032 (13.97%) Degree
14 1,027 (13.90%) React
15 1,026 (13.89%) Kubernetes
15 1,026 (13.89%) Docker
16 1,013 (13.71%) HTML
17 1,011 (13.69%) Software Engineering
18 991 (13.42%) C#
19 966 (13.08%) .NET
20 913 (12.36%) IaaS
21 899 (12.17%) Scrum
22 884 (11.97%) Python
23 880 (11.91%) CSS
24 868 (11.75%) Full Stack Development
25 832 (11.26%) TypeScript
26 791 (10.71%) Computer Science
27 771 (10.44%) Microservices
28 730 (9.88%) Java
29 725 (9.81%) 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
1 199 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 135 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 127 (1.72%) Confluence
4 123 (1.67%) CMS
5 76 (1.03%) IIS
6 69 (0.93%) Apache
7 62 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 54 (0.73%) Documentum
9 48 (0.65%) WordPress
10 30 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 27 (0.37%) nginx
13 22 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.22%) Apache Solr
14 16 (0.22%) Ethereum
15 14 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
15 14 (0.19%) Headless CMS
16 13 (0.18%) Umbraco
17 12 (0.16%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.15%) Mule
Applications
1 124 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.66%) Sketch
4 43 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.43%) InVision
7 32 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 21 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 21 (0.28%) Chatbot
8 21 (0.28%) Zeplin
9 20 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.22%) Adobe XD
10 16 (0.22%) Windchill
11 14 (0.19%) Gliffy
12 11 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.095%) Oracle Smart View
14 4 (0.054%) LaTeX
15 2 (0.027%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 96 (1.30%) NetSuite
2 86 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 70 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 50 (0.68%) TrackWise
5 45 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 40 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 30 (0.41%) Shopify
8 26 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 26 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 26 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
9 22 (0.30%) Sentinel
10 19 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
11 17 (0.23%) FastStats
11 17 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
12 16 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 15 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
13 15 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 14 (0.19%) MFGPRO
14 14 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,288 (30.97%) AWS
2 2,213 (29.96%) Azure
3 1,211 (16.39%) PaaS
4 913 (12.36%) IaaS
5 517 (7.00%) GCP
6 483 (6.54%) Serverless
7 384 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
8 282 (3.82%) GitHub
9 232 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
10 190 (2.57%) Power Platform
11 182 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
12 163 (2.21%) Amazon S3
13 162 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 135 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 118 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
16 116 (1.57%) Veeva
17 107 (1.45%) Figma
18 104 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
19 103 (1.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 96 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 225 (3.05%) Firewall
2 177 (2.40%) DNS
3 147 (1.99%) Network Security
4 140 (1.90%) VPN
5 113 (1.53%) HTTP
6 109 (1.48%) WAN
7 96 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 87 (1.18%) LAN
9 78 (1.06%) DHCP
10 61 (0.83%) Internet
11 50 (0.68%) SAN
12 42 (0.57%) Wireless
13 38 (0.51%) VoIP
14 36 (0.49%) BGP
15 35 (0.47%) Unified Communications
16 30 (0.41%) VLAN
17 29 (0.39%) SSL
18 26 (0.35%) MPLS
19 22 (0.30%) SD-WAN
20 21 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 573 (7.76%) MySQL
3 355 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 283 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 272 (3.68%) MongoDB
6 256 (3.47%) Big Data
7 238 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
8 170 (2.30%) Power BI
9 136 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 130 (1.76%) Redis
11 105 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 96 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
13 80 (1.08%) Blockchain
14 76 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 75 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
16 71 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 66 (0.89%) Tableau
18 52 (0.70%) Data Lake
19 51 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
20 50 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 649 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 386 (5.23%) JIRA
3 300 (4.06%) Jenkins
4 157 (2.13%) Selenium
5 150 (2.03%) GitLab
6 128 (1.73%) TeamCity
7 123 (1.67%) webpack
8 98 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 97 (1.31%) Cypress.io
10 83 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 77 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 68 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 57 (0.77%) Cucumber
13 57 (0.77%) SpecFlow
14 56 (0.76%) Maven
14 56 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 53 (0.72%) CircleCI
16 49 (0.66%) JUnit
16 49 (0.66%) Postman
17 39 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 1,847 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 1,284 (17.38%) Finance
3 640 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 636 (8.61%) Marketing
5 253 (3.42%) Retail
6 221 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
7 206 (2.79%) Public Sector
8 205 (2.78%) Telecoms
9 203 (2.75%) Manufacturing
10 191 (2.59%) Banking
11 180 (2.44%) Games
12 179 (2.42%) Legal
13 161 (2.18%) Law
14 157 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 141 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
16 114 (1.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 98 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
18 93 (1.26%) Electronics
19 85 (1.15%) Advertising
20 69 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2,066 (27.97%) Developer
2 775 (10.49%) Architect
3 456 (6.17%) Software Engineer
4 407 (5.51%) Senior Developer
5 397 (5.37%) Consultant
6 374 (5.06%) Analyst
7 336 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 328 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 327 (4.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 307 (4.16%) .NET Developer
11 303 (4.10%) Software Developer
12 293 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
13 258 (3.49%) Product Manager
14 243 (3.29%) PHP Developer
15 221 (2.99%) C# Developer
16 210 (2.84%) Project Manager
17 208 (2.82%) Cloud Architect
18 197 (2.67%) Product Owner
19 196 (2.65%) Junior
20 162 (2.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,027 (13.90%) React
2 1,013 (13.71%) HTML
3 966 (13.08%) .NET
4 880 (11.91%) CSS
5 611 (8.27%) AngularJS
6 549 (7.43%) Node.js
7 533 (7.22%) REST
8 492 (6.66%) Vue.js
9 408 (5.52%) RESTful
10 371 (5.02%) .NET Core
11 297 (4.02%) .NET Framework
12 290 (3.93%) Web Services
13 265 (3.59%) ASP.NET
14 238 (3.22%) GraphQL
15 235 (3.18%) HTML5
16 230 (3.11%) JSON
16 230 (3.11%) XML
17 222 (3.01%) React Native
18 218 (2.95%) jQuery
19 209 (2.83%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 669 (9.06%) User Experience
2 435 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
3 406 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 330 (4.47%) Cloud Native
5 321 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 261 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 206 (2.79%) e-Learning
8 204 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 202 (2.73%) Management Information System
10 192 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 189 (2.56%) Virtual Team
12 154 (2.08%) Life Science
13 142 (1.92%) Data Centre
14 96 (1.30%) Blog
15 91 (1.23%) Private Cloud
16 88 (1.19%) Marketing Technology
17 87 (1.18%) Data Structures
18 84 (1.14%) Algorithms
19 80 (1.08%) Social Media
20 58 (0.79%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 647 (8.76%) Linux
2 517 (7.00%) Windows
3 212 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 169 (2.29%) Unix
5 132 (1.79%) Android
6 124 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 113 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 76 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
10 66 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (0.88%) CentOS
12 46 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 37 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
14 31 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.26%) VMS
17 16 (0.22%) Debian
18 11 (0.15%) Alpine Linux
18 11 (0.15%) SUSE
18 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,899 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,720 (23.28%) DevOps
3 1,101 (14.90%) CI/CD
4 1,044 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
5 1,011 (13.69%) Software Engineering
6 899 (12.17%) Scrum
7 868 (11.75%) Full Stack Development
8 791 (10.71%) Computer Science
9 771 (10.44%) Microservices
10 725 (9.81%) Fintech
11 704 (9.53%) Test Automation
12 616 (8.34%) Project Management
13 615 (8.33%) Mentoring
14 555 (7.51%) Front End Development
15 527 (7.13%) Migration
16 513 (6.94%) Analytics
17 510 (6.90%) Coaching
18 506 (6.85%) TDD
19 423 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 411 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,755 (23.76%) JavaScript
2 1,285 (17.40%) SQL
3 991 (13.42%) C#
4 884 (11.97%) Python
5 832 (11.26%) TypeScript
6 730 (9.88%) Java
7 584 (7.91%) PHP
8 385 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 319 (4.32%) Go
10 228 (3.09%) Bash
11 198 (2.68%) Ruby
12 164 (2.22%) C
13 136 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 122 (1.65%) Kotlin
15 101 (1.37%) Dart
15 101 (1.37%) Perl
16 81 (1.10%) ES6
17 78 (1.06%) C++
18 68 (0.92%) Scala
19 46 (0.62%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 1,032 (13.97%) Degree
2 449 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 192 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 130 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 122 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 93 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 61 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 60 (0.81%) PMP
9 59 (0.80%) Master's Degree
10 51 (0.69%) CISSP
11 40 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 37 (0.50%) AAT
13 37 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (0.50%) MCSE
14 33 (0.45%) PhD
15 30 (0.41%) ISEB
16 29 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
17 25 (0.34%) CCNA
17 25 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 491 (6.65%) QA
2 142 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (1.67%) SLA
4 71 (0.96%) Accessibility
5 70 (0.95%) GDPR
6 60 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 52 (0.70%) NIST
8 48 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 32 (0.43%) PMO
10 31 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 31 (0.42%) GRC
11 22 (0.30%) CDISC
12 20 (0.27%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 16 (0.22%) ISO 13485
15 15 (0.20%) GxP
15 15 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.14%) SOC 2
17 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
17 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,026 (13.89%) Docker
2 405 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 182 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
5 29 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.37%) vSphere
7 25 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 19 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (0.20%) Firmware
12 14 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.12%) XenApp
14 7 (0.095%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.081%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.081%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.068%) NDS
16 5 (0.068%) NFS
17 4 (0.054%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,026 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 625 (8.46%) Terraform
3 333 (4.51%) Ansible
4 210 (2.84%) Puppet
5 190 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (1.42%) SCCM
7 99 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 64 (0.87%) Grafana
9 62 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
10 56 (0.76%) Prometheus
11 33 (0.45%) Packer
12 29 (0.39%) CFEngine
13 22 (0.30%) CASB
14 19 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 19 (0.26%) SCOM
15 16 (0.22%) Kibana
16 13 (0.18%) WSUS
17 12 (0.16%) Rancher
18 11 (0.15%) Istio
18 11 (0.15%) VxRail
Vendors
1 1,136 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 434 (5.88%) Oracle
3 338 (4.58%) SAP
4 276 (3.74%) Google
5 232 (3.14%) VMware
6 225 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
7 138 (1.87%) Cisco
8 119 (1.61%) IBM
9 100 (1.35%) Workday
10 98 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 81 (1.10%) HP
12 79 (1.07%) Dell
13 78 (1.06%) Adobe
14 75 (1.02%) Veeam
15 72 (0.97%) MuleSoft
16 62 (0.84%) JD Edwards
16 62 (0.84%) Xamarin
17 61 (0.83%) New Relic
18 56 (0.76%) Citrix
19 50 (0.68%) Okta