Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 102 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 +10 +35
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,663 4,783 4,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 3.15% 2.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.05% 11.98% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,820 3,865 4,347
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 42,198 39,921 36,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.66% 26.26% 21.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34,306 31,855 30,178
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 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 +21 4,354 £57,500 - 794
UK excluding London +51 2,634 £50,000 - 524
London -5 1,880 £65,000 - 320
South East +48 1,186 £52,500 +5.00% 161
North of England +54 445 £52,500 +9.63% 128
Midlands +47 343 £45,500 -9.00% 71
East of England +38 257 £57,000 +3.64% 52
North West +56 249 £55,000 +10.00% 65
South West +17 240 £47,500 +5.56% 60
West Midlands +19 182 £47,500 -5.00% 37
East Midlands +72 162 £45,000 -5.26% 34
Scotland +26 124 £45,000 -10.89% 32
Yorkshire -3 107 £47,500 -1.04% 35
North East +62 91 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Wales +3 36 £50,000 - 19
Northern Ireland +4 21 £52,500 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,696 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,237 (26.53%) Azure
3 1,194 (25.61%) AWS
4 1,018 (21.83%) JavaScript
5 866 (18.57%) Microsoft
6 833 (17.86%) C#
7 829 (17.78%) SQL
8 792 (16.98%) PaaS
9 772 (16.56%) Finance
10 767 (16.45%) DevOps
11 757 (16.23%) .NET
12 709 (15.20%) Java
13 671 (14.39%) IaaS
14 655 (14.05%) HTML
15 571 (12.25%) Python
16 553 (11.86%) Degree
17 552 (11.84%) CSS
18 549 (11.77%) SQL Server
19 513 (11.00%) Linux
20 503 (10.79%) Windows
20 503 (10.79%) Scrum
21 472 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
22 470 (10.08%) Marketing
22 470 (10.08%) AngularJS
23 468 (10.04%) Software Engineering
24 462 (9.91%) Docker
25 453 (9.71%) Microservices
26 397 (8.51%) PHP
27 392 (8.41%) Salesforce.com
28 374 (8.02%) MVC

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
1 129 (2.77%) IIS
2 108 (2.32%) Apache
3 97 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 88 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 81 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 64 (1.37%) Confluence
7 60 (1.29%) CMS
8 45 (0.97%) nginx
9 39 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 36 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 31 (0.66%) Skype for Business
12 30 (0.64%) WordPress
13 17 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.28%) SAS
16 12 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (0.24%) JBoss
18 10 (0.21%) PowerExchange
19 9 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 138 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.66%) Sketch
6 30 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 29 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 25 (0.54%) Chatbot
9 20 (0.43%) InVision
9 20 (0.43%) MS Visio
10 17 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
11 7 (0.15%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.13%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.086%) InDesign
14 3 (0.064%) Marvel
14 3 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.021%) Figma
Business Applications
1 106 (2.27%) NetSuite
2 93 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 49 (1.05%) thinkFolio
4 40 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 29 (0.62%) LatentZero
6 19 (0.41%) SAP Business One
7 17 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.36%) Sage 200
7 17 (0.36%) Sage 500
8 11 (0.24%) Magento
8 11 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 10 (0.21%) Lawson
9 10 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
10 6 (0.13%) Shopify
10 6 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.086%) JDE OneWorld
12 4 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,237 (26.53%) Azure
2 1,194 (25.61%) AWS
3 792 (16.98%) PaaS
4 671 (14.39%) IaaS
5 299 (6.41%) Office 365
6 203 (4.35%) GCP
7 152 (3.26%) Serverless
8 148 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
9 99 (2.12%) GitHub
10 97 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 95 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
12 72 (1.54%) Amazon S3
13 62 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 59 (1.27%) Power Platform
15 49 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
16 42 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
17 39 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
17 39 (0.84%) Boomi
18 36 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
18 36 (0.77%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 262 (5.62%) Firewall
2 141 (3.02%) DNS
3 113 (2.42%) Internet
4 103 (2.21%) VPN
5 99 (2.12%) WAN
6 97 (2.08%) LAN
7 81 (1.74%) Network Security
8 79 (1.69%) TCP/IP
9 65 (1.39%) HTTP
10 63 (1.35%) SAN
11 60 (1.29%) VoIP
12 55 (1.18%) DHCP
13 42 (0.90%) Wireless
14 38 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (0.79%) Skype
16 34 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
17 32 (0.69%) SSL
17 32 (0.69%) VLAN
18 29 (0.62%) Intranet
19 28 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 348 (7.46%) MySQL
3 161 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 160 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 154 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 131 (2.81%) Big Data
7 100 (2.14%) Redis
8 93 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
9 89 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 82 (1.76%) MongoDB
11 57 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 49 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
13 48 (1.03%) Power BI
14 45 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
15 42 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 38 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
17 29 (0.62%) Data Lake
18 28 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 25 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 353 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 233 (5.00%) JIRA
3 198 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 98 (2.10%) Selenium
5 80 (1.72%) Subversion
6 72 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 60 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 57 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 52 (1.12%) Bitbucket
10 50 (1.07%) Maven
10 50 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 49 (1.05%) webpack
12 48 (1.03%) TeamCity
13 38 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 37 (0.79%) JUnit
15 33 (0.71%) Grunt
16 32 (0.69%) WebDriver
17 30 (0.64%) Cucumber
17 30 (0.64%) gulp
17 30 (0.64%) Postman
General
1 772 (16.56%) Finance
2 470 (10.08%) Marketing
3 280 (6.00%) Retail
4 150 (3.22%) Public Sector
5 146 (3.13%) Legal
6 125 (2.68%) Law
7 118 (2.53%) Banking
8 95 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 91 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.35%) German Language
11 62 (1.33%) Advertising
12 54 (1.16%) French Language
12 54 (1.16%) Front Office
13 53 (1.14%) Games
14 44 (0.94%) Electronics
15 41 (0.88%) Billing
15 41 (0.88%) Spanish Language
16 40 (0.86%) Automotive
17 31 (0.66%) Back Office
18 24 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,254 (26.89%) Developer
2 519 (11.13%) Architect
3 356 (7.63%) Senior Developer
4 307 (6.58%) Analyst
5 238 (5.10%) Consultant
6 220 (4.72%) .NET Developer
7 204 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
8 188 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 184 (3.95%) Software Developer
10 161 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 158 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 158 (3.39%) PHP Developer
12 153 (3.28%) C# Developer
13 147 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 142 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 139 (2.98%) Java Developer
16 138 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
17 118 (2.53%) Product Manager
18 117 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
19 110 (2.36%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (16.23%) .NET
2 655 (14.05%) HTML
3 552 (11.84%) CSS
4 470 (10.08%) AngularJS
5 347 (7.44%) React
6 324 (6.95%) REST
7 315 (6.76%) Web Services
8 243 (5.21%) jQuery
9 235 (5.04%) ASP.NET
10 229 (4.91%) Node.js
11 212 (4.55%) .NET Core
12 182 (3.90%) HTML5
13 177 (3.80%) Laravel
14 162 (3.47%) Vue.js
15 160 (3.43%) .NET Framework
16 159 (3.41%) RESTful
17 149 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 145 (3.11%) SOAP
19 136 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
20 135 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 354 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (5.75%) User Experience
3 227 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 206 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 173 (3.71%) Public Cloud
6 164 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 161 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 131 (2.81%) Data Centre
9 127 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 107 (2.29%) Management Information System
11 67 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 56 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 55 (1.18%) Derivative
14 51 (1.09%) Cloud Native
14 51 (1.09%) Equities
14 51 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 51 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 40 (0.86%) Social Media
16 38 (0.81%) Clustering
16 38 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 513 (11.00%) Linux
2 503 (10.79%) Windows
3 259 (5.55%) Windows Server
4 108 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 106 (2.27%) Android
6 89 (1.91%) Unix
7 73 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 47 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (0.84%) CentOS
11 30 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 27 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.11%) Solaris
16 5 (0.11%) webOS
17 4 (0.086%) AIX
17 4 (0.086%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,696 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 767 (16.45%) DevOps
3 503 (10.79%) Scrum
4 472 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
5 468 (10.04%) Software Engineering
6 453 (9.71%) Microservices
7 374 (8.02%) MVC
8 359 (7.70%) Project Management
9 337 (7.23%) Analytics
10 331 (7.10%) Fintech
11 325 (6.97%) CRM
12 320 (6.86%) Computer Science
13 306 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 298 (6.39%) TDD
15 295 (6.33%) Test Automation
16 251 (5.38%) Presales
17 247 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
18 242 (5.19%) Project Delivery
19 238 (5.10%) Web Development
20 237 (5.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,018 (21.83%) JavaScript
2 833 (17.86%) C#
3 829 (17.78%) SQL
4 709 (15.20%) Java
5 571 (12.25%) Python
6 397 (8.51%) PHP
7 254 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 214 (4.59%) Ruby
9 146 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 144 (3.09%) TypeScript
11 114 (2.44%) C++
12 112 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 108 (2.32%) ES6
14 82 (1.76%) Apex Code
15 80 (1.72%) Perl
16 78 (1.67%) C
17 72 (1.54%) Go
18 63 (1.35%) Java 8
19 56 (1.20%) VB.NET
20 44 (0.94%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 553 (11.86%) Degree
2 130 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 44 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (0.92%) CISSP
7 40 (0.86%) MCSE
8 38 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 36 (0.77%) CCNA
10 35 (0.75%) SC Cleared
11 32 (0.69%) MCSA
12 31 (0.66%) CCNP
13 29 (0.62%) CISM
14 23 (0.49%) Master's Degree
14 23 (0.49%) MCP
14 23 (0.49%) PMP
15 21 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.39%) ISEB
16 18 (0.39%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (6.48%) QA
2 96 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (1.72%) SLA
4 61 (1.31%) GDPR
5 58 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.60%) PMO
8 22 (0.47%) NIST
9 20 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.26%) WCAG
11 11 (0.24%) NCSC
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 3 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.064%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.043%) IASME
17 2 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 462 (9.91%) Docker
2 315 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 153 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.45%) vSphere
7 19 (0.41%) XenApp
8 14 (0.30%) Varnish
8 14 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.26%) KVM
10 11 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.21%) Firmware
11 10 (0.21%) oVirt
11 10 (0.21%) RHEV
12 9 (0.19%) NFS
12 9 (0.19%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.17%) HDFS
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 327 (7.01%) Kubernetes
2 219 (4.70%) Ansible
3 197 (4.22%) Puppet
4 190 (4.07%) Terraform
5 160 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 118 (2.53%) SCCM
7 67 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 41 (0.88%) WSUS
9 34 (0.73%) Nagios
10 32 (0.69%) Grafana
11 29 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
12 26 (0.56%) Prometheus
13 25 (0.54%) ZABBIX
14 24 (0.51%) Consul
15 23 (0.49%) Salt
16 21 (0.45%) Packer
17 18 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
17 18 (0.39%) SCOM
18 15 (0.32%) Nessus
19 14 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 866 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 392 (8.41%) Salesforce.com
3 295 (6.33%) Oracle
4 229 (4.91%) VMware
5 177 (3.80%) SAP
6 170 (3.65%) Google
7 137 (2.94%) Cisco
8 92 (1.97%) Sage
9 85 (1.82%) HP
10 73 (1.57%) Dell
11 66 (1.42%) Citrix
11 66 (1.42%) Tableau
12 63 (1.35%) Adobe
13 54 (1.16%) Splunk
14 53 (1.14%) ServiceNow
15 52 (1.12%) JD Edwards
16 50 (1.07%) Zend
17 46 (0.99%) Workday
18 45 (0.97%) IBM
19 39 (0.84%) MuleSoft