Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 137 152
Rank change year-on-year +31 +15 +37
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 5,243 4,220 4,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.45% 2.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.42% 16.39% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,593 3,688 4,008
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 39,057 25,748 22,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.03% 14.97% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32,053 21,496 19,310
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +26 4,920 £55,000 +10.00% 720
UK excluding London +42 2,807 £47,500 +5.56% 462
London +23 2,279 £60,000 - 301
South East +20 1,116 £47,250 -0.53% 154
North of England +19 490 £48,500 +7.78% 92
East of England +80 358 £60,000 +39.53% 41
Midlands +18 328 £44,000 -2.22% 85
South West +10 319 £42,500 -10.53% 46
North West +4 282 £45,000 +2.27% 52
West Midlands +25 231 £42,500 - 55
Scotland +20 158 £45,000 - 24
Yorkshire -14 155 £56,000 +12.00% 28
East Midlands -15 96 £45,000 - 30
North East +8 53 £45,000 +21.42% 12
Wales -9 46 £42,500 +4.29% 6
Northern Ireland - 8 £45,000 - 14

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,979 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1,362 (25.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1,297 (24.74%) JavaScript
4 1,067 (20.35%) PaaS
5 1,037 (19.78%) Finance
6 972 (18.54%) Linux
7 964 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 955 (18.21%) IaaS
9 934 (17.81%) HTML
10 926 (17.66%) SQL
11 880 (16.78%) Java
12 879 (16.77%) DevOps
13 859 (16.38%) Microsoft
14 761 (14.51%) Degree
15 755 (14.40%) CSS
16 741 (14.13%) .NET
17 726 (13.85%) C#
18 717 (13.68%) SQL Server
19 712 (13.58%) Windows
20 689 (13.14%) Scrum
21 627 (11.96%) Python
22 581 (11.08%) AngularJS
23 552 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
24 526 (10.03%) MVC
25 516 (9.84%) Marketing
26 478 (9.12%) Software Engineering
27 466 (8.89%) Docker
28 450 (8.58%) Web Services
29 435 (8.30%) Project Management
30 433 (8.26%) Retail

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
1 169 (3.22%) Tomcat
2 164 (3.13%) Apache
3 144 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 112 (2.14%) JBoss
5 107 (2.04%) IIS
6 100 (1.91%) MS Exchange
7 82 (1.56%) CMS
8 74 (1.41%) Confluence
9 65 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 60 (1.14%) Apache Spark
11 59 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 50 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 49 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 46 (0.88%) nginx
15 36 (0.69%) Mule
16 34 (0.65%) Mule ESB
16 34 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 34 (0.65%) WordPress
17 32 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
18 31 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 120 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.27%) InVision
8 11 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.13%) GIMP
11 6 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.11%) Mingle
12 4 (0.076%) InDesign
12 4 (0.076%) UXPin
13 3 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.057%) HipChat
13 3 (0.057%) LibreOffice
13 3 (0.057%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 109 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (1.51%) NetSuite
3 62 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.63%) Magento
5 31 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 27 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
8 19 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
10 12 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 10 (0.19%) Workday HCM
12 9 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
12 9 (0.17%) Shopify
12 9 (0.17%) thinkFolio
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
14 7 (0.13%) Workfront
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 6 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
15 6 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,362 (25.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1,067 (20.35%) PaaS
3 964 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 955 (18.21%) IaaS
5 295 (5.63%) Office 365
6 265 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
7 135 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 132 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 104 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 78 (1.49%) Serverless
11 66 (1.26%) GitHub
12 63 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 55 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (0.61%) G Suite
16 31 (0.59%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
18 22 (0.42%) OpenShift
19 21 (0.40%) npm
19 21 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 330 (6.29%) Firewall
2 209 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 208 (3.97%) DNS
4 144 (2.75%) WAN
5 133 (2.54%) LAN
6 131 (2.50%) VPN
7 113 (2.16%) Internet
8 107 (2.04%) SAN
9 106 (2.02%) HTTP
10 96 (1.83%) DHCP
11 91 (1.74%) Network Security
12 68 (1.30%) Wireless
13 67 (1.28%) Unified Communications
14 61 (1.16%) SSL
14 61 (1.16%) VoIP
15 60 (1.14%) NAS
16 46 (0.88%) MPLS
17 37 (0.71%) VLAN
18 29 (0.55%) Skype
19 27 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 427 (8.14%) MySQL
3 250 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 223 (4.25%) Big Data
5 198 (3.78%) MongoDB
6 176 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 130 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 98 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 94 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 86 (1.64%) Redis
11 79 (1.51%) RDBMS
12 63 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 53 (1.01%) Oracle Database
15 44 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 44 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
16 41 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
17 38 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 431 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 366 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 339 (6.47%) JIRA
4 139 (2.65%) Selenium
5 116 (2.21%) Maven
6 93 (1.77%) JUnit
7 88 (1.68%) Subversion
8 87 (1.66%) gulp
9 82 (1.56%) WebDriver
10 63 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 62 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 54 (1.03%) Vagrant
13 53 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 51 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 51 (0.97%) Visual Studio
15 47 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
16 42 (0.80%) SpecFlow
17 41 (0.78%) Bitbucket
18 35 (0.67%) IntelliJ
19 34 (0.65%) JBehave
General
1 1,037 (19.78%) Finance
2 516 (9.84%) Marketing
3 433 (8.26%) Retail
4 217 (4.14%) Banking
5 161 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 132 (2.52%) Advertising
7 120 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 92 (1.75%) Law
9 80 (1.53%) Legal
10 61 (1.16%) German Language
11 57 (1.09%) Back Office
12 52 (0.99%) Electronics
13 48 (0.92%) Games
14 47 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 46 (0.88%) Publishing
16 35 (0.67%) French Language
17 32 (0.61%) Front Office
18 24 (0.46%) Billing
19 20 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,324 (25.25%) Developer
2 604 (11.52%) Architect
3 392 (7.48%) Consultant
4 387 (7.38%) Analyst
5 262 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 258 (4.92%) Software Developer
7 257 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 232 (4.42%) C# Developer
9 223 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
10 220 (4.20%) Senior Developer
11 212 (4.04%) Java Developer
12 209 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
13 201 (3.83%) Cloud Architect
14 199 (3.80%) Project Manager
15 198 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
16 175 (3.34%) PHP Developer
17 163 (3.11%) Product Manager
18 152 (2.90%) Applications Support
19 147 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
20 143 (2.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (17.81%) HTML
2 755 (14.40%) CSS
3 741 (14.13%) .NET
4 581 (11.08%) AngularJS
5 450 (8.58%) Web Services
6 400 (7.63%) jQuery
7 384 (7.32%) REST
8 354 (6.75%) ASP.NET
9 318 (6.07%) React
10 294 (5.61%) HTML5
11 279 (5.32%) Node.js
12 221 (4.22%) XML
13 217 (4.14%) Spring
14 215 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
15 192 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 186 (3.55%) SOAP
17 169 (3.22%) RESTful
18 166 (3.17%) Sass
19 164 (3.13%) LAMP
20 161 (3.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 389 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 319 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
3 305 (5.82%) Computer Science
4 298 (5.68%) User Experience
5 235 (4.48%) Data Centre
6 211 (4.02%) Fintech
6 211 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
7 192 (3.66%) Public Cloud
8 183 (3.49%) Management Information System
9 178 (3.40%) Mobile App
10 162 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
11 117 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
12 88 (1.68%) Private Cloud
13 80 (1.53%) Social Media
14 59 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 51 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 38 (0.72%) EMV
17 34 (0.65%) Mainframe
18 32 (0.61%) Contactless
19 31 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 972 (18.54%) Linux
2 712 (13.58%) Windows
3 243 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 215 (4.10%) Unix
5 104 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 102 (1.95%) Android
6 102 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 79 (1.51%) Solaris
8 67 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (1.09%) CentOS
9 57 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 34 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 26 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 26 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 21 (0.40%) AIX
14 20 (0.38%) HPUX
15 17 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
17 13 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,979 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 879 (16.77%) DevOps
3 689 (13.14%) Scrum
4 552 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 526 (10.03%) MVC
6 478 (9.12%) Software Engineering
7 435 (8.30%) Project Management
8 404 (7.71%) Analytics
9 394 (7.51%) E-Commerce
10 393 (7.50%) TDD
11 383 (7.30%) CRM
12 370 (7.06%) Test Automation
13 363 (6.92%) Web Development
14 362 (6.90%) ITIL
15 357 (6.81%) SDLC
16 315 (6.01%) Mentoring
17 311 (5.93%) Microservices
18 297 (5.66%) Presales
19 274 (5.23%) Migration
20 265 (5.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,297 (24.74%) JavaScript
2 926 (17.66%) SQL
3 880 (16.78%) Java
4 726 (13.85%) C#
5 627 (11.96%) Python
6 377 (7.19%) PHP
7 322 (6.14%) PowerShell
8 298 (5.68%) Bash Shell
9 225 (4.29%) Ruby
10 164 (3.13%) Perl
11 93 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 87 (1.66%) C
13 82 (1.56%) C++
14 81 (1.54%) TypeScript
15 78 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 65 (1.24%) Go
17 59 (1.13%) ES6
18 55 (1.05%) PL/SQL
19 47 (0.90%) Scala
20 43 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 761 (14.51%) Degree
2 149 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 139 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (2.04%) MCSE
5 84 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (1.43%) AWS Certification
7 69 (1.32%) MCSA
8 62 (1.18%) CISSP
9 53 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 52 (0.99%) MCITP
11 44 (0.84%) PMP
12 41 (0.78%) CCNP
13 40 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
14 39 (0.74%) Security Cleared
15 34 (0.65%) CISM
16 32 (0.61%) ISEB
16 32 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
17 31 (0.59%) Master's Degree
18 30 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
18 30 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (5.84%) QA
2 176 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (2.29%) GDPR
4 94 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 72 (1.37%) SLA
6 60 (1.14%) GCP
7 42 (0.80%) PMO
8 30 (0.57%) PSD2
9 20 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.34%) COBIT
11 16 (0.31%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
13 12 (0.23%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.15%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.11%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.11%) SSAE 16
16 4 (0.076%) PA-DSS
16 4 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 466 (8.89%) Docker
2 246 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 197 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.69%) Xen
6 26 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (0.38%) XenApp
8 18 (0.34%) vSphere
9 16 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.21%) Squid
14 10 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.17%) NFS
16 8 (0.15%) LXC
17 7 (0.13%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
18 5 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 374 (7.13%) Ansible
2 331 (6.31%) Puppet
3 328 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
4 198 (3.78%) Kubernetes
5 109 (2.08%) Terraform
6 49 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
7 45 (0.86%) Nagios
8 35 (0.67%) Kibana
9 30 (0.57%) Salt
10 24 (0.46%) Mesos
11 22 (0.42%) SCCM
12 21 (0.40%) logstash
12 21 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.38%) SCVMM
14 19 (0.36%) FortiGate
14 19 (0.36%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
15 17 (0.32%) Packer
16 16 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 14 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 859 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 393 (7.50%) Oracle
3 296 (5.65%) VMware
4 236 (4.50%) Google
5 232 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
6 183 (3.49%) Cisco
7 178 (3.40%) SAP
8 118 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 103 (1.96%) Citrix
10 98 (1.87%) IBM
11 85 (1.62%) Apple
12 81 (1.54%) HP
13 76 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 60 (1.14%) Splunk
15 59 (1.13%) JD Edwards
16 54 (1.03%) Adobe
17 50 (0.95%) Sun
18 48 (0.92%) Xamarin
19 47 (0.90%) PayPal
20 40 (0.76%) Zend