Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 6 months to 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 791 952
Rank change year-on-year +303 +161 +70
Permanent jobs citing SAML 198 276 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.54% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 189 207 152
Median annual salary £85,000 £61,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.21% +2.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,100 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +27.78%

SAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 21,390 51,017 65,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 37.50% 39.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18,234 41,892 54,069
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.42% +2.40%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAML.

Salary trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAML over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 +291 187 £95,000 +48.44% 38
London +269 135 £120,000 +33.33% 9
UK excluding London +208 58 £65,000 +18.18% 31
South West - 23 £80,000 - 1
South East +175 17 £40,000 -37.50% 9
Work from Home +41 15 £72,500 -27.50% 5
Scotland +93 8 £65,000 +6.73% 2
Midlands +99 5 £39,500 -21.00% 5
North of England +150 4 £50,000 +5.26% 12
North West +117 4 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +90 4 £36,500 -27.00% 4
Wales +54 3 £40,500 -34.15%
East Midlands +69 1 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, IT jobs citing SAML 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 SAML.

1 149 (75.25%) OAuth
2 130 (65.66%) OpenID
3 125 (63.13%) Identity Access Management
4 94 (47.47%) Information Security
5 92 (46.46%) CISSP
6 91 (45.96%) Security Architecture
7 90 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (45.45%) CCNP
7 90 (45.45%) CCNA
8 89 (44.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 77 (38.89%) ForgeRock
10 60 (30.30%) Azure
10 60 (30.30%) AWS
11 59 (29.80%) Active Directory
12 53 (26.77%) SailPoint
13 42 (21.21%) LDAP
13 42 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (20.71%) Microsoft
15 40 (20.20%) CyberArk
16 38 (19.19%) Identity Management
17 31 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
18 29 (14.65%) Single Sign-On
19 28 (14.14%) Kerberos
19 28 (14.14%) Web Services
20 27 (13.64%) SQL
20 27 (13.64%) Kubernetes
20 27 (13.64%) DevOps
21 26 (13.13%) Office 365
22 25 (12.63%) Windows
23 23 (11.62%) JavaScript

SAML
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 15 (7.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) Appian
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (30.30%) AWS
1 60 (30.30%) Azure
2 31 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 26 (13.13%) Office 365
4 21 (10.61%) IaaS
5 16 (8.08%) SaaS
5 16 (8.08%) Serverless
6 15 (7.58%) GCP
7 14 (7.07%) PaaS
8 12 (6.06%) Azure Functions
9 9 (4.55%) OneDrive
10 8 (4.04%) Apigee
11 4 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.52%) Logic Apps
13 2 (1.01%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.51%) BPaaS
14 1 (0.51%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.14%) Kerberos
2 21 (10.61%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.60%) Firewall
4 18 (9.09%) HTTP
5 10 (5.05%) SSL
6 8 (4.04%) HTTPS
6 8 (4.04%) WAN
7 7 (3.54%) CTI
7 7 (3.54%) LAN
7 7 (3.54%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (3.54%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.02%) Network Security
8 4 (2.02%) SSH
9 3 (1.52%) DNS
9 3 (1.52%) Skype
10 2 (1.01%) DHCP
10 2 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.01%) SNMP
10 2 (1.01%) VPN
10 2 (1.01%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (4.55%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.02%) Big Data
3 4 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.01%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.01%) HBase
5 2 (1.01%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) GitLab
1 7 (3.54%) Metasploit
1 7 (3.54%) WebScarab
2 4 (2.02%) IDA Disassembler
2 4 (2.02%) OllyDbg
2 4 (2.02%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.51%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) MSTest
3 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (8.08%) Banking
1 16 (8.08%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (1.01%) Law
3 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (40.40%) Consultant
2 37 (18.69%) Architect
3 24 (12.12%) CyberArk Consultant
3 24 (12.12%) ForgeRock Consultant
3 24 (12.12%) SailPoint Consultant
4 19 (9.60%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (7.07%) Developer
6 11 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (5.56%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.05%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Blockchain Architect
8 9 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (3.54%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.03%) Analyst
10 6 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
10 6 (3.03%) DevSecOps Architect
11 5 (2.53%) Identity Management Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (75.25%) OAuth
2 130 (65.66%) OpenID
3 53 (26.77%) SailPoint
4 42 (21.21%) LDAP
5 28 (14.14%) Web Services
6 22 (11.11%) OAuth2
7 11 (5.56%) .NET
8 10 (5.05%) XML
9 9 (4.55%) HTML
9 9 (4.55%) JMS
9 9 (4.55%) REST
9 9 (4.55%) RESTful
9 9 (4.55%) SOAP
10 7 (3.54%) React
11 6 (3.03%) IDoc
11 6 (3.03%) SAP PI
11 6 (3.03%) XACML
12 5 (2.53%) JSON
13 4 (2.02%) JDBC
14 3 (1.52%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.05%) Cloud Native
4 9 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 8 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) FMCG
7 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.01%) PMI
7 2 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.63%) Windows
2 12 (6.06%) Linux
3 7 (3.54%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.53%) Unix
6 4 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.01%) Android
7 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (63.13%) Identity Access Management
2 94 (47.47%) Information Security
3 91 (45.96%) Security Architecture
4 42 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (19.19%) Identity Management
6 27 (13.64%) DevOps
7 21 (10.61%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (9.60%) Scrum
9 17 (8.59%) BDD
9 17 (8.59%) Kanban
9 17 (8.59%) Mentoring
9 17 (8.59%) TDD
9 17 (8.59%) Workflow
10 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.07%) DevSecOps
11 14 (7.07%) Fintech
11 14 (7.07%) SDLC
12 13 (6.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 12 (6.06%) Microservices
13 12 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.64%) SQL
2 23 (11.62%) JavaScript
3 22 (11.11%) Java
4 12 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.05%) Python
6 6 (3.03%) C
6 6 (3.03%) Groovy
7 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.02%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) C#
9 1 (0.51%) Go
9 1 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (46.46%) CISSP
2 90 (45.45%) CCNA
2 90 (45.45%) CCNP
2 90 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.54%) AWS Certification
5 7 (3.54%) MCSE
5 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.03%) Degree
7 2 (1.01%) CISA
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) CISM
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (44.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.53%) SLA
4 3 (1.52%) GDPR
4 3 (1.52%) QA
4 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) COSO
5 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.51%) ITGC
5 1 (0.51%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (29.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.59%) NDS
2 17 (8.59%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 15 (7.58%) Docker
4 7 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.01%) HDFS
5 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.51%) Ceph
6 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.51%) Gluster
6 1 (0.51%) LXC
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (14.65%) Single Sign-On
2 27 (13.64%) Kubernetes
3 19 (9.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (8.08%) Terraform
5 15 (7.58%) Tivoli
6 13 (6.57%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 9 (4.55%) Ansible
7 9 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 9 (4.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 7 (3.54%) Core Impact
8 7 (3.54%) Nessus
8 7 (3.54%) Nexpose
8 7 (3.54%) SCCM
9 6 (3.03%) Istio
10 2 (1.01%) Ambari
10 2 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (1.01%) Oozie
10 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (38.89%) ForgeRock
2 41 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 40 (20.20%) CyberArk
4 18 (9.09%) Oracle
5 14 (7.07%) Okta
6 13 (6.57%) NetIQ
7 10 (5.05%) IBM
8 8 (4.04%) Google
9 7 (3.54%) Cisco
9 7 (3.54%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.54%) Novell
9 7 (3.54%) Ping Identity
10 6 (3.03%) MuleSoft
10 6 (3.03%) SAP
11 3 (1.52%) Databricks
11 3 (1.52%) VMware
12 2 (1.01%) Civica
12 2 (1.01%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.01%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.01%) Kofax