Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 51 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 +36
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 7,361 2,408 4,785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.79% 4.85% 3.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.34% 11.96% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,100 2,090 3,995
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,886
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 55,180 20,126 44,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.41% 40.55% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38,378 17,112 36,389
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £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 £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +4 6,419 £60,000 -4.00% 1,076
UK excluding London +10 3,365 £55,000 - 656
London +2 3,180 £70,000 - 476
Work from Home +24 2,254 £60,000 -4.00% 315
South East 0 1,162 £55,000 -8.33% 180
North of England +23 686 £55,000 +0.92% 171
Midlands +18 646 £55,000 +2.80% 117
South West +9 393 £50,000 - 60
North West +34 382 £55,000 -12.00% 108
West Midlands +7 373 £60,000 +0.42% 56
East Midlands +27 270 £50,000 - 59
Yorkshire +15 263 £57,500 +27.78% 44
East of England +1 198 £51,250 -18.00% 64
Scotland -31 160 £55,000 - 36
Northern Ireland +9 79 £75,000 +42.86% 9
Wales -14 52 £52,500 +16.67% 19
North East -29 41 £60,000 +9.09% 19

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 2,815 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,388 (32.44%) AWS
3 2,155 (29.28%) Azure
4 1,814 (24.64%) JavaScript
5 1,773 (24.09%) Social Skills
6 1,727 (23.46%) DevOps
7 1,363 (18.52%) Finance
8 1,256 (17.06%) PaaS
9 1,251 (16.99%) SQL
10 1,142 (15.51%) Docker
11 1,107 (15.04%) Microsoft
12 1,099 (14.93%) React
13 1,010 (13.72%) Kubernetes
14 1,008 (13.69%) HTML
15 984 (13.37%) Python
16 960 (13.04%) .NET
17 955 (12.97%) IaaS
18 919 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
19 901 (12.24%) C#
20 893 (12.13%) CSS
21 882 (11.98%) Software Engineering
22 872 (11.85%) Degree
23 857 (11.64%) Microservices
24 844 (11.47%) TypeScript
25 825 (11.21%) Scrum
25 825 (11.21%) Full Stack Development
26 699 (9.50%) Java
27 661 (8.98%) Git (software)
28 659 (8.95%) User Experience
29 656 (8.91%) Node.js

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
1 244 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 159 (2.16%) Confluence
3 149 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 147 (2.00%) CMS
5 85 (1.15%) IIS
6 65 (0.88%) Documentum
7 63 (0.86%) Apache
8 59 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 59 (0.80%) WordPress
9 37 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 33 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 27 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
12 24 (0.33%) nginx
13 23 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 21 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.29%) Umbraco
15 20 (0.27%) Gunicorn
15 20 (0.27%) IBM Domino
16 16 (0.22%) Headless CMS
17 14 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 142 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.02%) Figma
3 73 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 69 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (0.68%) Sketch
6 38 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 36 (0.49%) InVision
8 32 (0.43%) MS Visio
9 25 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 23 (0.31%) Chatbot
11 22 (0.30%) Adobe XD
12 19 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.26%) Photoshop
13 17 (0.23%) Zeplin
14 16 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
15 14 (0.19%) Gliffy
16 12 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
17 10 (0.14%) Windchill
18 3 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
19 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 196 (2.66%) Oracle ERP
2 126 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
3 87 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 78 (1.06%) NetSuite
5 53 (0.72%) TrackWise
6 45 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 45 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 40 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 37 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
9 27 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
10 26 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
11 24 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 23 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
13 21 (0.29%) FastStats
13 21 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 17 (0.23%) Sentinel
15 15 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
16 14 (0.19%) Shopify
17 13 (0.18%) Magento
17 13 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2,388 (32.44%) AWS
2 2,155 (29.28%) Azure
3 1,256 (17.06%) PaaS
4 955 (12.97%) IaaS
5 556 (7.55%) Serverless
6 479 (6.51%) GCP
7 342 (4.65%) Microsoft 365
8 324 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
9 277 (3.76%) GitHub
10 254 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 241 (3.27%) Power Platform
12 197 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
13 181 (2.46%) Amazon S3
14 153 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
15 145 (1.97%) Veeva
16 118 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 103 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
18 100 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
18 100 (1.36%) Azure Functions
19 99 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (3.48%) Firewall
2 202 (2.74%) DNS
3 149 (2.02%) Network Security
4 136 (1.85%) VPN
5 114 (1.55%) HTTP
6 105 (1.43%) TCP/IP
7 93 (1.26%) WAN
8 73 (0.99%) SAN
9 72 (0.98%) DHCP
10 71 (0.96%) LAN
11 56 (0.76%) SSL
12 46 (0.62%) Internet
13 37 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (0.45%) Unified Communications
14 33 (0.45%) VoIP
15 32 (0.43%) VLAN
16 30 (0.41%) MPLS
17 25 (0.34%) SD-WAN
18 23 (0.31%) BGP
19 22 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 638 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 543 (7.38%) MySQL
3 408 (5.54%) NoSQL
4 372 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
5 336 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 267 (3.63%) Big Data
7 214 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 196 (2.66%) Power BI
9 174 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 173 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
11 165 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 122 (1.66%) Redis
13 94 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 83 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 81 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 76 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
17 73 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 71 (0.96%) Tableau
19 53 (0.72%) Data Lake
20 51 (0.69%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 661 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 419 (5.69%) JIRA
3 344 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 193 (2.62%) GitLab
5 182 (2.47%) Selenium
6 160 (2.17%) webpack
7 133 (1.81%) Cypress.io
8 99 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 83 (1.13%) Bitbucket
10 80 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 79 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 72 (0.98%) Visual Studio
13 66 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 64 (0.87%) Postman
15 62 (0.84%) SpecFlow
15 62 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
16 56 (0.76%) CircleCI
17 48 (0.65%) Mocha
18 42 (0.57%) Gradle
18 42 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,773 (24.09%) Social Skills
2 1,363 (18.52%) Finance
3 627 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 586 (7.96%) Marketing
5 296 (4.02%) Retail
6 252 (3.42%) Banking
7 232 (3.15%) Public Sector
8 213 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
9 193 (2.62%) Games
10 185 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 175 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
12 171 (2.32%) Telecoms
13 170 (2.31%) Law
14 163 (2.21%) Legal
15 162 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 123 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
17 98 (1.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 90 (1.22%) Electronics
19 78 (1.06%) Billing
20 77 (1.05%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,027 (27.54%) Developer
2 769 (10.45%) Architect
3 490 (6.66%) Senior Developer
4 417 (5.66%) Consultant
5 351 (4.77%) Full Stack Developer
6 343 (4.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 340 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 334 (4.54%) Analyst
9 305 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 300 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
11 266 (3.61%) .NET Developer
12 234 (3.18%) Product Manager
13 228 (3.10%) PHP Developer
13 228 (3.10%) Software Developer
14 219 (2.98%) Project Manager
15 194 (2.64%) Cloud Architect
16 177 (2.40%) Product Owner
17 172 (2.34%) C# Developer
18 158 (2.15%) Business Analyst
19 151 (2.05%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,099 (14.93%) React
2 1,008 (13.69%) HTML
3 960 (13.04%) .NET
4 893 (12.13%) CSS
5 656 (8.91%) Node.js
6 617 (8.38%) AngularJS
7 527 (7.16%) REST
8 493 (6.70%) Web Services
9 460 (6.25%) Vue.js
10 440 (5.98%) .NET Core
11 435 (5.91%) RESTful
12 359 (4.88%) GraphQL
13 299 (4.06%) .NET Framework
14 294 (3.99%) HTML5
15 243 (3.30%) Kafka
16 242 (3.29%) Redux
17 222 (3.02%) Laravel
18 217 (2.95%) React Native
19 216 (2.93%) jQuery
20 209 (2.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 659 (8.95%) User Experience
2 405 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
3 401 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 268 (3.64%) Cloud Native
5 251 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 247 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 232 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 204 (2.77%) Life Science
9 203 (2.76%) Mobile App
10 196 (2.66%) Virtual Team
11 190 (2.58%) Data Centre
12 187 (2.54%) Management Information System
13 156 (2.12%) e-Learning
14 96 (1.30%) Data Structures
15 86 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 85 (1.15%) Blog
17 71 (0.96%) Marketing Technology
18 70 (0.95%) Algorithms
19 63 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
20 61 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 610 (8.29%) Linux
2 526 (7.15%) Windows
3 225 (3.06%) Windows Server
4 185 (2.51%) Unix
5 146 (1.98%) Android
6 140 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 102 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 59 (0.80%) CentOS
9 54 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (0.65%) VMS
12 47 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
13 42 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
14 36 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.26%) Alpine Linux
15 19 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.20%) Debian
16 15 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,815 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,727 (23.46%) DevOps
3 919 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
4 882 (11.98%) Software Engineering
5 857 (11.64%) Microservices
6 825 (11.21%) Full Stack Development
6 825 (11.21%) Scrum
7 627 (8.52%) Test Automation
8 624 (8.48%) Project Management
9 623 (8.46%) Fintech
10 612 (8.31%) Computer Science
11 604 (8.21%) Mentoring
12 562 (7.63%) Analytics
13 560 (7.61%) Front End Development
14 502 (6.82%) TDD
15 475 (6.45%) ERP
16 452 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
17 444 (6.03%) Migration
18 442 (6.00%) Coaching
19 432 (5.87%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 1,814 (24.64%) JavaScript
2 1,251 (16.99%) SQL
3 984 (13.37%) Python
4 901 (12.24%) C#
5 844 (11.47%) TypeScript
6 699 (9.50%) Java
7 591 (8.03%) PHP
8 471 (6.40%) PowerShell
9 309 (4.20%) Go
10 268 (3.64%) Bash Shell
11 204 (2.77%) Ruby
12 173 (2.35%) C
13 157 (2.13%) T-SQL
14 136 (1.85%) ES6
15 126 (1.71%) Kotlin
16 111 (1.51%) Perl
17 91 (1.24%) C++
18 77 (1.05%) Dart
19 70 (0.95%) Scala
20 50 (0.68%) ES7
Qualifications
1 872 (11.85%) Degree
2 358 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 252 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 195 (2.65%) Oracle Certification
5 150 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 112 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 69 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 60 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 45 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 41 (0.56%) PhD
10 41 (0.56%) PMP
11 37 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (0.50%) ISEB
12 35 (0.48%) CISSP
13 34 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
14 32 (0.43%) OCP
15 30 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (0.37%) MCSE
17 26 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (7.11%) QA
2 141 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (1.48%) SLA
4 96 (1.30%) GDPR
5 68 (0.92%) Accessibility
6 65 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 61 (0.83%) GRC
8 48 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 43 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 36 (0.49%) NIST
11 31 (0.42%) CDISC
12 30 (0.41%) PMO
13 29 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 26 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.16%) GxP
15 12 (0.16%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.14%) ISO 13485
16 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 10 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 10 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,142 (15.51%) Docker
2 396 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 181 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.68%) vSphere
6 25 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 25 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.14%) NFS
11 9 (0.12%) XenApp
12 8 (0.11%) Firmware
12 8 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.095%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.082%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.082%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.041%) Ceph
15 3 (0.041%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,010 (13.72%) Kubernetes
2 603 (8.19%) Terraform
3 301 (4.09%) Ansible
4 229 (3.11%) Puppet
5 220 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (1.07%) SCCM
7 73 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 65 (0.88%) Prometheus
9 54 (0.73%) Grafana
10 48 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 36 (0.49%) CFEngine
12 34 (0.46%) Istio
13 21 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (0.24%) Nagios
14 18 (0.24%) vRealize
15 17 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 16 (0.22%) Kibana
16 16 (0.22%) linkerd
16 16 (0.22%) Packer
17 14 (0.19%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,107 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 545 (7.40%) Oracle
3 318 (4.32%) Google
4 261 (3.55%) SAP
5 228 (3.10%) VMware
6 213 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 131 (1.78%) Cisco
8 115 (1.56%) IBM
9 95 (1.29%) Workday
10 91 (1.24%) Adobe
11 78 (1.06%) Xamarin
12 75 (1.02%) Dell
13 73 (0.99%) Citrix
14 70 (0.95%) ServiceNow
15 66 (0.90%) JD Edwards
16 58 (0.79%) MuleSoft
16 58 (0.79%) OpenText
17 48 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 48 (0.65%) HP
18 47 (0.64%) Veeam