Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SAML skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SAML over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 741 757 899
Rank change year-on-year +16 +142 -172
Permanent jobs citing SAML 163 163 374
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 70 109 122
10th Percentile £52,250 £41,974 £40,000
25th Percentile £57,781 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.17% -14.29% +27.27%
75th Percentile £89,375 £80,000 £89,375
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £103,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £66,140
% change year-on-year +27.27% -16.84% +10.23%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

SAML falls under the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 22,074 26,882 71,165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.09% 29.07% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16,295 17,588 29,917
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,500 £37,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +18.18%
75th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -7 125 £70,000 +27.27% 10
Scotland +4 80 £85,000 +41.67% 1
England -36 77 £68,500 +19.13% 17
Work from Home +24 48 £65,620 +17.70% 9
London +56 35 £68,000 -10.82% 8
South East -20 20 £92,500 +32.14% 6
South West -45 12 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Midlands -41 4 £46,000 -5.64%
Wales +13 3 £55,000 -12.91%
North of England -7 3 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East of England -17 3 £65,620 +9.37%
North West -36 3 £50,000 -9.09%
East Midlands - 3 £46,000 -
West Midlands -17 1 £77,500 +58.97%

SAML
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.91%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Exchange
3 5 (3.07%) Apache
3 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.45%) Confluence
4 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.84%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.84%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 61 (37.42%) Azure
2 41 (25.15%) AWS
3 23 (14.11%) Entra ID
4 17 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (5.52%) SaaS
6 8 (4.91%) PaaS
7 7 (4.29%) IaaS
8 6 (3.68%) GitHub
9 5 (3.07%) Azure AKS
10 4 (2.45%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (2.45%) GCP
11 3 (1.84%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (1.84%) AWS Control Tower
11 3 (1.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.84%) Azure DevOps
12 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.23%) Serverless
12 2 (1.23%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 71 (43.56%) Kerberos
2 38 (23.31%) Firewall
3 34 (20.86%) DNS
4 12 (7.36%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (6.75%) WAN
6 10 (6.13%) LAN
7 9 (5.52%) SD-WAN
7 9 (5.52%) SSL
7 9 (5.52%) Wireless
8 8 (4.91%) BGP
8 8 (4.91%) Internet
8 8 (4.91%) MPLS
8 8 (4.91%) Network Security
8 8 (4.91%) OSPF
8 8 (4.91%) Skype
8 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.91%) VoIP
8 8 (4.91%) VPN
9 2 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (39.88%) Metadata
2 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.07%) MySQL
4 3 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.84%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.84%) Redis
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (42.33%) Bitbucket
2 67 (41.10%) Jenkins
3 65 (39.88%) Artifactory
3 65 (39.88%) Git
4 4 (2.45%) JIRA
5 2 (1.23%) GitLab
5 2 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 83 (50.92%) Law
2 80 (49.08%) Finance
3 72 (44.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 71 (43.56%) Marketing
5 18 (11.04%) Social Skills
6 7 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (3.07%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.45%) Banking
8 4 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.45%) Retail
9 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (46.01%) Lead
2 68 (41.72%) Software Engineer
3 65 (39.88%) Lead Software Engineer
4 51 (31.29%) Senior
5 42 (25.77%) Senior Software Engineer
6 32 (19.63%) Architect
7 14 (8.59%) Analyst
8 10 (6.13%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Developer
10 8 (4.91%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Security Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (3.68%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 6 (3.68%) DevOps Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.68%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Python/Django Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.68%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (69.94%) OpenID
2 83 (50.92%) LDAP
3 77 (47.24%) JSON
4 69 (42.33%) Web Services
5 67 (41.10%) RESTful
5 67 (41.10%) XML
6 65 (39.88%) JSON-LD
7 60 (36.81%) OAuth
8 26 (15.95%) REST
9 9 (5.52%) Django
9 9 (5.52%) Flask
9 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Graph
10 8 (4.91%) 802.1X
11 6 (3.68%) OpenAPI
11 6 (3.68%) Swagger
12 5 (3.07%) J2EE
12 5 (3.07%) SailPoint
13 4 (2.45%) .NET
13 4 (2.45%) CSS
13 4 (2.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (46.63%) Management Information System
2 65 (39.88%) Enterprise Cloud
2 65 (39.88%) Reference Data
3 11 (6.75%) Client/Server
3 11 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.52%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.91%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (4.29%) Cloud Native
6 7 (4.29%) Product Ownership
6 7 (4.29%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.68%) Onboarding
8 5 (3.07%) Distributed Systems
8 5 (3.07%) Security Posture
9 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
11 1 (0.61%) Life Science
11 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.18%) Linux
2 14 (8.59%) Windows
3 7 (4.29%) Unix
4 5 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.84%) AIX
5 3 (1.84%) Solaris
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (68.10%) Identity Access Management
2 104 (63.80%) Agile
3 76 (46.63%) Roadmaps
4 75 (46.01%) SDLC
5 74 (45.40%) CI/CD
6 71 (43.56%) Software Engineering
7 69 (42.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 69 (42.33%) Test Automation
8 65 (39.88%) Architectural Design
8 65 (39.88%) Community of Practice
8 65 (39.88%) Data Modelling
8 65 (39.88%) Data Pipeline
8 65 (39.88%) Data Transformation
8 65 (39.88%) Information Architecture
8 65 (39.88%) Ontologies
8 65 (39.88%) Operational Stability
8 65 (39.88%) RDF
8 65 (39.88%) Use Case
9 33 (20.25%) Scrum
10 28 (17.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.10%) Go
2 65 (39.88%) Prolog
2 65 (39.88%) SPARQL
3 32 (19.63%) Java
4 17 (10.43%) Python
5 13 (7.98%) SQL
6 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.45%) Bash
7 4 (2.45%) C#
8 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
1 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.20%) Azure Certification
3 14 (8.59%) CISSP
4 10 (6.13%) CISM
5 6 (3.68%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
6 5 (3.07%) Degree
7 2 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.23%) CCSP
7 2 (1.23%) CISA
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) NIST
2 11 (6.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (5.52%) QA
4 6 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.45%) GDPR
6 4 (2.45%) SOC 2
7 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.61%) PMO
8 1 (0.61%) SLA
8 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 100 (61.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.27%) Virtual Servers
3 15 (9.20%) Docker
4 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.61%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.61%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (18.40%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (7.98%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.91%) Terraform
4 7 (4.29%) Ansible
5 5 (3.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Statspack
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.61%) Packer
8 1 (0.61%) Progress Chef
8 1 (0.61%) Puppet
8 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.36%) Google
3 8 (4.91%) CheckPoint
3 8 (4.91%) Okta
3 8 (4.91%) Oracle
3 8 (4.91%) Ribbon
4 6 (3.68%) ForgeRock
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco
5 5 (3.07%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.45%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.45%) Qualys
6 4 (2.45%) Salesforce
6 4 (2.45%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.45%) Splunk
6 4 (2.45%) VMware
7 3 (1.84%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.84%) New Relic
7 3 (1.84%) NGA Human Resources
7 3 (1.84%) Northgate
8 2 (1.23%) NetIQ