Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 967 994 1041
Rank change year-on-year +27 +47 +95
Permanent jobs citing SAML 210 193 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 149 106 186
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,250 £40,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,375 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 70,968 68,670 77,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 40.62% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 59,306 58,393 66,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAML.

Salary trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAML over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 +26 207 £55,000 -7.56% 26
London +2 125 £62,500 -10.71% 11
UK excluding London +22 83 £55,000 - 17
North of England +13 28 £52,500 +31.25% 7
South East -5 23 £45,000 -25.00% 5
North West 0 20 £55,000 +37.50% 5
South West -6 16 £57,500 +64.29%
East of England -6 14 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +20 7 £45,000 -30.77% 2
West Midlands -5 1 £57,500 -4.17%
Midlands -14 1 £57,500 +2.82% 1
North East -25 1 £75,000 +167.86%
Scotland -43 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 100 (47.62%) OAuth
2 83 (39.52%) Single Sign-On
3 80 (38.10%) Java
4 76 (36.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 74 (35.24%) OpenID
5 74 (35.24%) Web Services
6 72 (34.29%) SQL
6 72 (34.29%) REST
7 65 (30.95%) Active Directory
8 63 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
9 61 (29.05%) LDAP
10 58 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (27.14%) Microsoft
12 55 (26.19%) Windows
12 55 (26.19%) HTML
13 54 (25.71%) JavaScript
14 52 (24.76%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (22.86%) HTTP
16 47 (22.38%) DevOps
17 46 (21.90%) Oracle
18 43 (20.48%) Tomcat
19 42 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
20 40 (19.05%) SaaS
21 38 (18.10%) PKI
22 37 (17.62%) Unix
22 37 (17.62%) IIS
23 34 (16.19%) XML
23 34 (16.19%) Finance
24 33 (15.71%) Identity Management
24 33 (15.71%) Apache

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 43 (20.48%) Tomcat
2 37 (17.62%) IIS
3 33 (15.71%) Apache
4 10 (4.76%) Confluence
4 10 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.29%) JBoss
6 8 (3.81%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.81%) CMS
6 8 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.38%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.90%) Mule
8 4 (1.90%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.43%) WordPress
10 2 (0.95%) Drupal
11 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.48%) MTS
11 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.48%) Maya
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Sonata
2 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 76 (36.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (19.05%) SaaS
4 33 (15.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (10.48%) IaaS
5 22 (10.48%) PaaS
6 20 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (5.71%) Serverless
8 7 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.38%) npm
11 4 (1.90%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (1.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 3 (1.43%) GitHub
13 2 (0.95%) Akamai
14 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.48%) Office 365
14 1 (0.48%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 48 (22.86%) HTTP
2 32 (15.24%) SSL
3 27 (12.86%) Kerberos
4 24 (11.43%) Firewall
5 18 (8.57%) Wireshark
6 16 (7.62%) Internet
7 15 (7.14%) DNS
8 14 (6.67%) Network Security
9 13 (6.19%) SMTP
10 8 (3.81%) TACACS
11 6 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.86%) SSH
11 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.38%) DHCP
12 5 (2.38%) IPv4
12 5 (2.38%) IPv6
13 4 (1.90%) FTP
14 3 (1.43%) BGP
14 3 (1.43%) OSPF
14 3 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.43%) MySQL
3 18 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.81%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.38%) HBase
8 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.43%) Big Data
10 3 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.43%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (1.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 25 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.95%) Jenkins
2 23 (10.95%) JIRA
3 18 (8.57%) Fiddler
4 14 (6.67%) Maven
5 13 (6.19%) Gradle
6 11 (5.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.29%) JUnit
9 7 (3.33%) gulp
10 6 (2.86%) Grunt
11 5 (2.38%) Ant
11 5 (2.38%) CA Release Automation
11 5 (2.38%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.38%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.38%) Log4Net
11 5 (2.38%) NUnit
11 5 (2.38%) Selenium
11 5 (2.38%) Subversion
11 5 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (16.19%) Finance
2 24 (11.43%) Banking
3 18 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.19%) Games
5 10 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.76%) Retail
6 8 (3.81%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (20.00%) Architect
2 40 (19.05%) Developer
3 30 (14.29%) Consultant
4 20 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 14 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
6 12 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
7 11 (5.24%) Security Architect
8 10 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.81%) Java Consultant
11 7 (3.33%) IAM Specialist
11 7 (3.33%) Information Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Information Security Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Java Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) JavaScript Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (47.62%) OAuth
2 74 (35.24%) OpenID
2 74 (35.24%) Web Services
3 72 (34.29%) REST
4 61 (29.05%) LDAP
5 55 (26.19%) HTML
6 34 (16.19%) XML
7 31 (14.76%) .NET
8 23 (10.95%) AngularJS
8 23 (10.95%) SOAP
8 23 (10.95%) Spring
9 22 (10.48%) Servlets
10 19 (9.05%) CSS
10 19 (9.05%) J2EE
11 16 (7.62%) JDBC
11 16 (7.62%) JSON
12 15 (7.14%) Spring Boot
13 14 (6.67%) cXML
14 13 (6.19%) Hibernate
14 13 (6.19%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.76%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (18.10%) PKI
3 33 (15.71%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (12.86%) Public Cloud
5 24 (11.43%) Computer Science
6 14 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (4.76%) Management Information System
8 9 (4.29%) Client/Server
8 9 (4.29%) Private Cloud
9 8 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
10 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
11 6 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
12 5 (2.38%) Learning Management System
12 5 (2.38%) User Experience
13 4 (1.90%) CESG
13 4 (1.90%) e-Learning
14 3 (1.43%) SCORM
15 2 (0.95%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (26.19%) Windows
2 37 (17.62%) Unix
3 25 (11.90%) Linux
4 23 (10.95%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.33%) Android
5 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
2 58 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.38%) DevOps
4 33 (15.71%) Identity Management
5 32 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (14.76%) SDLC
7 24 (11.43%) ITIL
7 24 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 23 (10.95%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (10.95%) Information Security
8 23 (10.95%) Security Architecture
9 22 (10.48%) UML
10 21 (10.00%) Project Management
10 21 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 20 (9.52%) Change Control
11 20 (9.52%) ERP
11 20 (9.52%) SIEM
12 19 (9.05%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (9.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.10%) Java
2 72 (34.29%) SQL
3 54 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.43%) Python
5 22 (10.48%) C#
6 20 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 19 (9.05%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.71%) PHP
9 11 (5.24%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.24%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.29%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.81%) Java 8
12 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.43%) Perl
14 2 (0.95%) R
15 1 (0.48%) Ruby
15 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (11.90%) Degree
2 18 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.38%) AWS Certification
3 5 (2.38%) CISSP
3 5 (2.38%) MCSE
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.90%) CCNA
4 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.90%) MCITP
5 2 (0.95%) CEH
5 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.48%) CISA
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.57%) GDPR
1 18 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.81%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.86%) SLA
5 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.95%) COBIT
6 2 (0.95%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.48%) FISMA
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.48%) NIST 800
System Software
1 65 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.67%) Docker
3 6 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.38%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.43%) NDS
5 3 (1.43%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.95%) IAG
7 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (39.52%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.29%) Puppet
4 8 (3.81%) Ansible
4 8 (3.81%) Terraform
5 6 (2.86%) QRadar
6 5 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.38%) SCCM
6 5 (2.38%) SCOM
7 4 (1.90%) CASB
7 4 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.90%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.43%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.95%) OpenView
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Mesos
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 57 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.90%) Oracle
3 26 (12.38%) Google
4 25 (11.90%) ForgeRock
5 16 (7.62%) Okta
5 16 (7.62%) Splunk
6 15 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 13 (6.19%) CyberArk
8 12 (5.71%) CA
9 9 (4.29%) LogRhythm
10 6 (2.86%) MuleSoft
10 6 (2.86%) New Relic
10 6 (2.86%) VMware
11 5 (2.38%) AlgoSec
11 5 (2.38%) Altiris
11 5 (2.38%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.38%) OneLogin
11 5 (2.38%) Qualys
11 5 (2.38%) Rapid7
11 5 (2.38%) Tufin