Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 105 141
Rank change year-on-year +7 +36 +9
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 4,753 5,159 4,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 2.95% 2.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.49% 14.26% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,880 4,507 3,688
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% -1.85% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -

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 38,053 36,177 24,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.45% 20.66% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 30,326 29,948 20,560
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +10 4,479 £57,500 +4.55% 757
London +16 2,365 £65,000 +4.00% 283
UK excluding London -3 2,294 £50,000 +8.70% 529
South East -8 912 £50,000 +8.70% 167
North of England +24 397 £47,500 -2.56% 137
Midlands +29 289 £50,000 +17.65% 75
East of England +26 268 £55,000 -8.33% 42
South West -13 254 £45,000 - 54
North West +23 223 £47,500 +5.56% 76
West Midlands +31 192 £50,000 +19.05% 41
Yorkshire +59 151 £50,000 -9.09% 42
Scotland +7 135 £52,500 +19.32% 28
East Midlands +29 95 £50,000 +17.50% 34
Northern Ireland +3 32 £45,000 - 16
Wales -8 30 £53,500 +25.88% 11
North East -4 23 £44,327 +4.30% 19

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,674 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,405 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,312 (27.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1,104 (23.23%) Microsoft
5 1,002 (21.08%) JavaScript
5 1,002 (21.08%) PaaS
6 996 (20.96%) SQL
7 940 (19.78%) Finance
8 880 (18.51%) C#
9 831 (17.48%) IaaS
10 816 (17.17%) .NET
11 768 (16.16%) DevOps
12 757 (15.93%) Java
13 731 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 717 (15.09%) Windows
15 698 (14.69%) HTML
16 655 (13.78%) Linux
17 582 (12.24%) CSS
18 566 (11.91%) Degree
19 553 (11.63%) Python
20 549 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
21 533 (11.21%) AngularJS
22 510 (10.73%) Scrum
23 494 (10.39%) Docker
24 481 (10.12%) Software Engineering
25 463 (9.74%) Microservices
26 449 (9.45%) MVC
27 442 (9.30%) Mentoring
28 430 (9.05%) Project Management
29 428 (9.00%) 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
1 189 (3.98%) Apache
2 164 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 94 (1.98%) IIS
4 93 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 90 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 78 (1.64%) Confluence
7 75 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 68 (1.43%) Skype for Business
9 55 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 46 (0.97%) CMS
11 44 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 43 (0.90%) WordPress
13 35 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 33 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 33 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
15 32 (0.67%) JBoss
16 31 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 29 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
19 27 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 114 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 14 (0.29%) Mingle
6 13 (0.27%) InVision
6 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.063%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.063%) Lectora
12 2 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 54 (1.14%) thinkFolio
2 44 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 17 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 15 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.32%) Magento
5 15 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.25%) SAP HCM
8 11 (0.23%) SAP GRC
8 11 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (0.19%) Eze OMS
10 8 (0.17%) Lawson
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.15%) Maximo
11 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (0.15%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1,405 (29.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,312 (27.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1,002 (21.08%) PaaS
4 831 (17.48%) IaaS
5 276 (5.81%) Office 365
6 266 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 144 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
8 108 (2.27%) Serverless
9 83 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 79 (1.66%) GitHub
11 74 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 73 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
13 71 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
14 64 (1.35%) Amazon S3
15 63 (1.33%) npm
16 39 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 38 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
18 35 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
19 31 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
20 27 (0.57%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 242 (5.09%) Firewall
2 238 (5.01%) DNS
3 132 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 126 (2.65%) Internet
5 108 (2.27%) HTTP
6 106 (2.23%) WAN
7 100 (2.10%) LAN
8 96 (2.02%) VPN
9 94 (1.98%) SAN
10 71 (1.49%) Skype
11 65 (1.37%) DHCP
12 64 (1.35%) SSL
13 54 (1.14%) VLAN
14 50 (1.05%) Unified Communications
15 40 (0.84%) iSCSI
16 37 (0.78%) Network Security
17 25 (0.53%) VoIP
18 21 (0.44%) SMS
19 20 (0.42%) Intranet
19 20 (0.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 731 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 255 (5.37%) MySQL
3 243 (5.11%) NoSQL
4 225 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 183 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 156 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
7 136 (2.86%) Big Data
8 102 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 78 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 72 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 69 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 67 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 66 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
14 62 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 62 (1.30%) Oracle Database
15 55 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
15 55 (1.16%) Power BI
16 52 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
17 51 (1.07%) Hadoop
18 48 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 362 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 323 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 214 (4.50%) JIRA
4 137 (2.88%) Selenium
5 133 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 113 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 91 (1.91%) webpack
8 87 (1.83%) Maven
9 86 (1.81%) gulp
10 75 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 74 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 72 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
13 61 (1.28%) Subversion
14 58 (1.22%) Cucumber
15 51 (1.07%) Babel
16 50 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
17 39 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 39 (0.82%) CircleCI
18 38 (0.80%) GitLab
18 38 (0.80%) JUnit
General
1 940 (19.78%) Finance
2 428 (9.00%) Marketing
3 262 (5.51%) Retail
4 176 (3.70%) Banking
5 126 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 113 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 102 (2.15%) Legal
8 96 (2.02%) German Language
9 91 (1.91%) French Language
10 78 (1.64%) Spanish Language
11 73 (1.54%) Electronics
12 70 (1.47%) Law
13 66 (1.39%) Front Office
13 66 (1.39%) Italian Language
14 59 (1.24%) Billing
15 58 (1.22%) Publishing
16 52 (1.09%) Games
17 47 (0.99%) Advertising
18 39 (0.82%) Investment Banking
19 23 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,084 (22.81%) Developer
2 597 (12.56%) Architect
3 342 (7.20%) Consultant
4 340 (7.15%) Analyst
5 260 (5.47%) .NET Developer
6 247 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 238 (5.01%) Senior Developer
8 235 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 223 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 184 (3.87%) Software Engineer
11 166 (3.49%) Applications Support
11 166 (3.49%) Software Developer
11 166 (3.49%) Support Engineer
12 153 (3.22%) Cloud Architect
13 142 (2.99%) Java Developer
14 140 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 137 (2.88%) Junior
16 130 (2.74%) Product Manager
17 129 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
18 125 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (17.17%) .NET
2 698 (14.69%) HTML
3 582 (12.24%) CSS
4 533 (11.21%) AngularJS
5 422 (8.88%) Web Services
6 319 (6.71%) ASP.NET
7 318 (6.69%) React
8 238 (5.01%) REST
9 236 (4.97%) XML
10 235 (4.94%) RESTful
11 230 (4.84%) HTML5
12 222 (4.67%) Node.js
13 205 (4.31%) jQuery
14 187 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 181 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 176 (3.70%) .NET Framework
17 150 (3.16%) Spring
18 149 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 147 (3.09%) SOAP
20 144 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 354 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 334 (7.03%) User Experience
3 291 (6.12%) Fintech
4 287 (6.04%) Public Cloud
5 225 (4.73%) Data Centre
6 199 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
7 189 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
8 172 (3.62%) Mobile App
9 153 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 151 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 80 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 62 (1.30%) Equities
13 62 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 60 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 60 (1.26%) Social Media
15 59 (1.24%) Derivative
16 58 (1.22%) Fixed Income
17 49 (1.03%) Blog
18 38 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 717 (15.09%) Windows
2 655 (13.78%) Linux
3 313 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 177 (3.72%) Unix
5 99 (2.08%) CentOS
6 67 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 61 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (1.26%) Android
9 44 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 37 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (0.69%) Solaris
13 27 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 22 (0.46%) Debian
15 20 (0.42%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.17%) Fedora
18 8 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,674 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 768 (16.16%) DevOps
3 549 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
4 510 (10.73%) Scrum
5 481 (10.12%) Software Engineering
6 463 (9.74%) Microservices
7 449 (9.45%) MVC
8 442 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 430 (9.05%) Project Management
10 420 (8.84%) ITIL
11 398 (8.37%) Analytics
12 389 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
13 366 (7.70%) Test Automation
14 358 (7.53%) TDD
15 306 (6.44%) Presales
16 280 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 261 (5.49%) Configuration Management
18 260 (5.47%) CRM
19 255 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
19 255 (5.37%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (21.08%) JavaScript
2 996 (20.96%) SQL
3 880 (18.51%) C#
4 757 (15.93%) Java
5 553 (11.63%) Python
6 297 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 238 (5.01%) Bash Shell
7 238 (5.01%) PHP
8 196 (4.12%) TypeScript
9 168 (3.53%) Ruby
10 151 (3.18%) Perl
11 122 (2.57%) C++
12 117 (2.46%) C
13 92 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 80 (1.68%) ES6
15 76 (1.60%) Go
16 69 (1.45%) R
17 60 (1.26%) Scala
18 47 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 46 (0.97%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 566 (11.91%) Degree
2 116 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (1.39%) CISSP
5 65 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 55 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (1.07%) Security Cleared
8 46 (0.97%) MCSE
9 42 (0.88%) CISM
10 41 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
11 37 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 36 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 36 (0.76%) PMP
13 35 (0.74%) CEH
14 33 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 32 (0.67%) SC Cleared
16 31 (0.65%) SANS
17 30 (0.63%) SSCP
18 28 (0.59%) ISEB
19 27 (0.57%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.62%) QA
2 152 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 141 (2.97%) GDPR
4 72 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 71 (1.49%) PMO
5 71 (1.49%) SLA
6 54 (1.14%) HIPAA
7 30 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.46%) COBIT
9 16 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.29%) ISO 9000
11 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.21%) GAMP
13 9 (0.19%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.17%) IFRS
15 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.13%) PSD2
17 4 (0.084%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 494 (10.39%) Docker
2 400 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 238 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 205 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.72%) vSphere
7 25 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.36%) KVM
8 17 (0.36%) NFS
9 15 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 12 (0.25%) XenApp
11 10 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.19%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.17%) pfSense
13 8 (0.17%) Samba
13 8 (0.17%) Xen
14 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.13%) HDFS
14 6 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 391 (8.23%) Ansible
2 337 (7.09%) Puppet
3 335 (7.05%) Kubernetes
4 326 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
5 176 (3.70%) Terraform
6 94 (1.98%) Nagios
7 93 (1.96%) SCOM
8 78 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
9 77 (1.62%) SCCM
10 37 (0.78%) SCVMM
11 35 (0.74%) CFEngine
12 30 (0.63%) Mesos
13 20 (0.42%) Salt
14 18 (0.38%) Prometheus
15 17 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 15 (0.32%) Packer
16 15 (0.32%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
17 13 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,104 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 399 (8.39%) Oracle
3 339 (7.13%) Google
4 293 (6.16%) VMware
5 204 (4.29%) SAP
6 201 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 158 (3.32%) Cisco
8 135 (2.84%) Red Hat
9 132 (2.78%) Splunk
10 117 (2.46%) IBM
11 69 (1.45%) Atlassian
12 66 (1.39%) HP
13 64 (1.35%) ServiceNow
14 60 (1.26%) Veeam
15 54 (1.14%) Bloomberg
15 54 (1.14%) FXall
15 54 (1.14%) MarketAxess
15 54 (1.14%) Reuters
15 54 (1.14%) Tradeweb
16 50 (1.05%) EMC