Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 75 99
Rank change year-on-year +30 +24 +7
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 3,762 4,690 4,830
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.08% 3.80% 3.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.49% 11.13% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,882 4,314 4,380
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 30,109 42,125 40,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.64% 34.11% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 25,206 34,736 32,659
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 +28 3,363 £60,000 +4.35% 801
UK excluding London +19 2,019 £55,000 +4.76% 516
London +34 1,429 £70,000 +3.70% 317
Work from Home +6 839 £62,500 +4.17% 245
South East +11 733 £60,000 +14.29% 153
North of England +11 341 £55,000 +4.76% 145
South West +58 338 £50,000 +5.26% 54
Midlands +23 292 £55,000 +10.00% 71
West Midlands +60 231 £57,500 +4.55% 39
North West +21 206 £55,114 +0.21% 79
Scotland +41 160 £55,000 +15.67% 25
East of England +15 135 £57,500 -2.54% 55
Yorkshire +42 104 £52,500 +10.53% 55
East Midlands -28 61 £52,000 +12.43% 32
North East -30 32 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Wales +16 18 £45,000 -14.29% 7
Northern Ireland +12 14 £52,500 +5.00% 8

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 1,468 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,232 (32.75%) AWS
3 1,193 (31.71%) Azure
4 1,056 (28.07%) JavaScript
5 938 (24.93%) DevOps
6 742 (19.72%) PaaS
6 742 (19.72%) Finance
7 698 (18.55%) Microservices
8 614 (16.32%) SQL
9 601 (15.98%) IaaS
10 594 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 593 (15.76%) C#
12 589 (15.66%) Java
13 558 (14.83%) Python
14 555 (14.75%) Docker
15 525 (13.96%) .NET
16 516 (13.72%) Kubernetes
17 497 (13.21%) HTML
18 478 (12.71%) CSS
19 465 (12.36%) Scrum
20 454 (12.07%) React
21 424 (11.27%) SQL Server
22 421 (11.19%) AngularJS
23 395 (10.50%) Software Engineering
24 381 (10.13%) Test Automation
25 374 (9.94%) Node.js
26 361 (9.60%) Windows
27 359 (9.54%) Linux
27 359 (9.54%) Degree
28 352 (9.36%) GCP

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
1 128 (3.40%) Confluence
2 113 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 81 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (1.30%) WordPress
5 46 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 45 (1.20%) IIS
7 42 (1.12%) CMS
8 37 (0.98%) Apache
9 24 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 21 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 18 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.45%) nginx
14 14 (0.37%) EPiServer
14 14 (0.37%) Kentico
14 14 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.35%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.29%) Skype for Business
17 10 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.77%) InVision
4 25 (0.66%) Sketch
5 21 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.53%) Zeplin
7 19 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
9 17 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
10 15 (0.40%) Chatbot
11 14 (0.37%) Figma
12 9 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 8 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.16%) UXPin
15 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.11%) Marvel
16 3 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.080%) InDesign
17 2 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 76 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
2 42 (1.12%) NetSuite
3 31 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 14 (0.37%) nopCommerce
7 13 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 10 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,232 (32.75%) AWS
2 1,193 (31.71%) Azure
3 742 (19.72%) PaaS
4 601 (15.98%) IaaS
5 352 (9.36%) GCP
6 317 (8.43%) Serverless
7 215 (5.72%) AWS Lambda
8 210 (5.58%) Microsoft 365
9 117 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
10 116 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 109 (2.90%) Power Platform
12 94 (2.50%) GitHub
13 87 (2.31%) Azure Functions
14 82 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
15 81 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 73 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
17 60 (1.59%) Amazon S3
18 45 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 45 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
19 42 (1.12%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 176 (4.68%) Firewall
2 132 (3.51%) DNS
3 80 (2.13%) Internet
4 79 (2.10%) HTTP
5 62 (1.65%) VPN
6 51 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 49 (1.30%) SAN
8 48 (1.28%) Network Security
9 42 (1.12%) WAN
10 36 (0.96%) VLAN
11 35 (0.93%) DHCP
12 31 (0.82%) LAN
13 25 (0.66%) Skype
14 22 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (0.51%) SSL
15 19 (0.51%) VoIP
15 19 (0.51%) WAAS
16 17 (0.45%) DMZ
17 16 (0.43%) Wireshark
18 15 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 229 (6.09%) MongoDB
3 188 (5.00%) MySQL
4 123 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 120 (3.19%) Big Data
6 109 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 103 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 99 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 72 (1.91%) Data Lake
10 52 (1.38%) Redis
11 48 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
12 45 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
13 42 (1.12%) Power BI
14 41 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 37 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 36 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
19 24 (0.64%) Hadoop
20 23 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 273 (7.26%) Jenkins
2 260 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 246 (6.54%) JIRA
4 79 (2.10%) Maven
5 70 (1.86%) Bitbucket
6 60 (1.59%) JUnit
7 59 (1.57%) Selenium
8 58 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 54 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 47 (1.25%) GitLab
11 44 (1.17%) Grunt
11 44 (1.17%) JMeter
12 40 (1.06%) Postman
13 39 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 38 (1.01%) Gradle
15 37 (0.98%) gulp
16 36 (0.96%) Visual Studio
16 36 (0.96%) webpack
17 32 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 31 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 742 (19.72%) Finance
2 340 (9.04%) Marketing
3 137 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 114 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 114 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 110 (2.92%) Retail
6 104 (2.76%) Banking
7 74 (1.97%) Electronics
8 70 (1.86%) Legal
9 69 (1.83%) Games
10 67 (1.78%) Law
11 61 (1.62%) Billing
12 44 (1.17%) Advertising
13 42 (1.12%) Back Office
14 26 (0.69%) Front Office
14 26 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.64%) Publishing
16 14 (0.37%) German Language
16 14 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,111 (29.53%) Developer
2 350 (9.30%) Architect
3 299 (7.95%) Senior Developer
4 231 (6.14%) Analyst
5 204 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 194 (5.16%) Consultant
7 188 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 170 (4.52%) Software Engineer
9 162 (4.31%) .NET Developer
10 149 (3.96%) Java Developer
11 145 (3.85%) Software Developer
12 142 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 135 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
13 135 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
14 121 (3.22%) C# Developer
15 110 (2.92%) AWS Engineer
15 110 (2.92%) Business Analyst
16 106 (2.82%) React Developer
17 101 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
18 96 (2.55%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (13.96%) .NET
2 497 (13.21%) HTML
3 478 (12.71%) CSS
4 454 (12.07%) React
5 421 (11.19%) AngularJS
6 374 (9.94%) Node.js
7 282 (7.50%) REST
8 246 (6.54%) Web Services
9 236 (6.27%) RESTful
10 204 (5.42%) HTML5
11 188 (5.00%) .NET Core
12 183 (4.86%) Spring
13 149 (3.96%) Vue.js
14 144 (3.83%) XML
15 143 (3.80%) .NET Framework
16 142 (3.77%) Flask
17 138 (3.67%) Django
18 130 (3.46%) jQuery
19 121 (3.22%) Sass
20 120 (3.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 287 (7.63%) User Experience
2 247 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (5.53%) Public Cloud
4 177 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
5 145 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 139 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 131 (3.48%) Cloud Native
8 116 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 100 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
10 84 (2.23%) Management Information System
11 65 (1.73%) Algorithms
12 58 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.20%) Blog
14 38 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 37 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 35 (0.93%) Social Media
17 29 (0.77%) NHS
18 26 (0.69%) EPoS
18 26 (0.69%) Wiki
19 19 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 361 (9.60%) Windows
2 359 (9.54%) Linux
3 189 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 80 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 77 (2.05%) Android
5 77 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 53 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 51 (1.36%) Unix
9 23 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 19 (0.51%) CentOS
11 16 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.32%) VMS
13 10 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.24%) SUSE
15 6 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.11%) Debian
16 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.080%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,468 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 938 (24.93%) DevOps
3 698 (18.55%) Microservices
4 465 (12.36%) Scrum
5 395 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 381 (10.13%) Test Automation
7 351 (9.33%) Mentoring
8 333 (8.85%) Fintech
9 325 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
10 306 (8.13%) TDD
11 280 (7.44%) Analytics
12 244 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
13 231 (6.14%) Project Management
14 217 (5.77%) B2B
15 215 (5.72%) SDLC
16 204 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
17 200 (5.32%) Front End Development
18 193 (5.13%) Migration
19 187 (4.97%) Artificial Intelligence
20 186 (4.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,056 (28.07%) JavaScript
2 614 (16.32%) SQL
3 593 (15.76%) C#
4 589 (15.66%) Java
5 558 (14.83%) Python
6 338 (8.98%) TypeScript
7 292 (7.76%) PowerShell
8 167 (4.44%) PHP
9 99 (2.63%) Go
10 97 (2.58%) Ruby
11 86 (2.29%) C++
12 68 (1.81%) T-SQL
13 65 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 53 (1.41%) C
15 51 (1.36%) ES6
16 41 (1.09%) Scala
17 40 (1.06%) R
18 37 (0.98%) Java 8
19 27 (0.72%) VB.NET
20 26 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 359 (9.54%) Degree
2 168 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 125 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 96 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 84 (2.23%) CISSP
6 78 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
7 68 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 44 (1.17%) CISM
10 39 (1.04%) CISA
10 39 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (0.90%) Master's Degree
11 34 (0.90%) MCSE
12 28 (0.74%) AWS Certification
13 22 (0.58%) PMI Certification
14 20 (0.53%) CCNP
15 19 (0.51%) CCNA
15 19 (0.51%) CIPD
15 19 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 15 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.33%) QA
2 130 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (1.75%) NIST
4 65 (1.73%) GDPR
5 55 (1.46%) SLA
6 35 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.58%) ITGC
8 21 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 21 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 19 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 16 (0.43%) COBIT
10 16 (0.43%) PMO
11 15 (0.40%) NCSC
12 14 (0.37%) WAI
13 11 (0.29%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.24%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.11%) SEPA
18 3 (0.080%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 555 (14.75%) Docker
2 236 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 142 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.69%) vSphere
7 16 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.21%) Kamailio
9 8 (0.21%) Xen
10 7 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.16%) XenApp
12 5 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.11%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.11%) LXC
13 4 (0.11%) pfSense
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.080%) HDFS
14 3 (0.080%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 516 (13.72%) Kubernetes
2 322 (8.56%) Terraform
3 243 (6.46%) Ansible
4 103 (2.74%) Puppet
5 84 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (1.97%) SCCM
7 64 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (1.01%) SCOM
9 30 (0.80%) Nagios
10 29 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (0.66%) Prometheus
11 25 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.51%) SCVMM
13 17 (0.45%) Grafana
14 16 (0.43%) CFEngine
15 15 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
16 13 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
17 12 (0.32%) Graylog
17 12 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
17 12 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 594 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 234 (6.22%) Oracle
3 230 (6.11%) Google
4 202 (5.37%) VMware
5 130 (3.46%) SAP
6 127 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 71 (1.89%) Cisco
8 59 (1.57%) Adobe
9 51 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 50 (1.33%) SolarWinds
11 49 (1.30%) Databricks
12 48 (1.28%) Splunk
13 45 (1.20%) Veeam
14 40 (1.06%) Citrix
15 37 (0.98%) JD Edwards
16 36 (0.96%) Ceridian
16 36 (0.96%) HP
17 33 (0.88%) Atlassian
17 33 (0.88%) Dell
18 32 (0.85%) Apple