Period
to 8 May 2021

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 8 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 648 742 842
Rank change year-on-year +94 +100 +160
Permanent jobs citing SAML 229 209 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.53% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 172 161 186
10th Percentile £36,750 £42,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £60,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -31.25% +14.29% +27.27%
75th Percentile £77,500 £100,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £88,625 £110,000 £93,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% -3.70% +22.73%

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 35,493 39,450 56,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.06% 39.38% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27,696 32,714 46,443
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 8 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 16 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 8 May 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 +83 207 £55,000 -31.25% 37
UK excluding London +94 132 £55,000 -15.38% 28
London +51 84 £55,000 -38.89% 11
North of England +35 52 £75,000 +50.00% 8
Work from Home -125 52 £42,500 -32.00% 4
South East +62 41 £47,000 -32.86% 7
Yorkshire +18 30 £75,000 +17.65% 2
North West +43 19 £52,125 +4.25% 4
Midlands 0 17 £41,250 -41.07% 5
West Midlands +1 15 £40,000 -42.86% 3
South West -18 10 £72,500 -10.77% 3
Scotland -8 7 £47,500 -24.00% 1
North East +4 3 £51,000 +36.00% 2
Wales - 3 £38,500 - 1
East of England +24 2 £30,000 -60.00% 3
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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.

1 140 (61.14%) OAuth
2 124 (54.15%) Active Directory
3 102 (44.54%) Azure
4 88 (38.43%) Microsoft
4 88 (38.43%) Identity Access Management
5 84 (36.68%) AWS
5 84 (36.68%) OpenID
5 84 (36.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 80 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (27.07%) LDAP
7 62 (27.07%) Single Sign-On
8 58 (25.33%) Windows
9 57 (24.89%) Web Services
9 57 (24.89%) SQL
10 55 (24.02%) Oracle
11 54 (23.58%) Microsoft 365
12 53 (23.14%) Java
13 50 (21.83%) DevOps
14 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
15 47 (20.52%) Identity Management
16 42 (18.34%) Test Automation
17 40 (17.47%) ForgeRock
17 40 (17.47%) TDD
18 39 (17.03%) BDD
19 38 (16.59%) Microsoft Intune
19 38 (16.59%) Social Skills
20 37 (16.16%) Serverless
20 37 (16.16%) SailPoint
20 37 (16.16%) Scrum
20 37 (16.16%) SharePoint

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 37 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 14 (6.11%) Confluence
4 12 (5.24%) Apache
5 7 (3.06%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.75%) IIS
7 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.31%) WordPress
8 2 (0.87%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.87%) Mule
8 2 (0.87%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.44%) Appian
Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Figma
2 1 (0.44%) Maya
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 102 (44.54%) Azure
2 84 (36.68%) AWS
2 84 (36.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 54 (23.58%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (16.16%) Serverless
5 27 (11.79%) OneDrive
6 25 (10.92%) IaaS
7 24 (10.48%) PaaS
8 23 (10.04%) SaaS
9 22 (9.61%) Azure Functions
10 20 (8.73%) Azure Service Bus
11 11 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (4.80%) Amazon S3
11 11 (4.80%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (4.80%) Mimecast
12 10 (4.37%) Power Platform
12 10 (4.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (3.93%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (2.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.35%) Firewall
2 20 (8.73%) DNS
3 17 (7.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (6.99%) TCP/IP
5 13 (5.68%) Network Security
6 12 (5.24%) HTTP
7 6 (2.62%) SSL
8 5 (2.18%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.75%) Internet
9 4 (1.75%) IPv4
9 4 (1.75%) VPN
10 3 (1.31%) DHCP
10 3 (1.31%) SNMP
10 3 (1.31%) VLAN
11 2 (0.87%) DMZ
11 2 (0.87%) ICMP
11 2 (0.87%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.87%) VoIP
11 2 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.24%) MySQL
5 11 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.06%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.31%) Big Data
7 3 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.44%) KDB
9 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (13.97%) GitLab
2 23 (10.04%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 15 (6.55%) JIRA
5 10 (4.37%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.37%) Maven
6 7 (3.06%) Gradle
6 7 (3.06%) gulp
7 5 (2.18%) Cypress.io
7 5 (2.18%) Metasploit
7 5 (2.18%) Storybook
7 5 (2.18%) webpack
8 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.87%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.87%) JMeter
8 2 (0.87%) Selenium
8 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.87%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (16.59%) Social Skills
2 30 (13.10%) Finance
3 28 (12.23%) Public Sector
4 14 (6.11%) Retail
5 12 (5.24%) Banking
6 9 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.62%) Law
8 5 (2.18%) Back Office
8 5 (2.18%) Legal
9 4 (1.75%) Advertising
9 4 (1.75%) Marketing
10 2 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 56 (24.45%) Developer
2 34 (14.85%) Consultant
3 26 (11.35%) Architect
3 26 (11.35%) Cloud Engineer
4 25 (10.92%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 24 (10.48%) IAM Developer
5 24 (10.48%) Software Developer
6 23 (10.04%) Access Developer
6 23 (10.04%) Identity Management Developer
7 21 (9.17%) Security Engineer
8 18 (7.86%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (6.99%) IT Engineer
9 16 (6.99%) IT Security Engineer
10 13 (5.68%) Analyst
11 12 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.80%) Azure Consultant
13 10 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
14 9 (3.93%) Security Architect
14 9 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
15 8 (3.49%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (61.14%) OAuth
2 84 (36.68%) OpenID
3 62 (27.07%) LDAP
4 57 (24.89%) Web Services
5 37 (16.16%) SailPoint
6 35 (15.28%) OAuth2
6 35 (15.28%) XML
7 24 (10.48%) JSON
7 24 (10.48%) REST
8 21 (9.17%) CSS
8 21 (9.17%) React
9 20 (8.73%) HTML
10 16 (6.99%) Node.js
11 14 (6.11%) Spring
12 13 (5.68%) .NET
12 13 (5.68%) HTML5
12 13 (5.68%) RESTful
13 10 (4.37%) Spring Boot
14 9 (3.93%) Hibernate
15 8 (3.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) NHS
2 20 (8.73%) PKI
3 12 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.37%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.93%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.49%) User Experience
6 8 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.18%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.18%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.18%) Online Gambling
9 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.87%) iPhone
11 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.33%) Windows
2 23 (10.04%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.73%) Linux
4 12 (5.24%) Android
5 11 (4.80%) Unix
6 9 (3.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (3.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (2.18%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.75%) CentOS
8 4 (1.75%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.43%) Identity Access Management
2 80 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.83%) DevOps
4 47 (20.52%) Identity Management
5 42 (18.34%) Test Automation
6 40 (17.47%) TDD
7 39 (17.03%) BDD
8 37 (16.16%) Scrum
9 35 (15.28%) Kanban
10 30 (13.10%) Information Security
10 30 (13.10%) Workflow
11 24 (10.48%) Biometrics
11 24 (10.48%) Configuration Management
11 24 (10.48%) Microservices
11 24 (10.48%) Re-Platforming
11 24 (10.48%) Workflow Analysis
12 21 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (8.30%) Task Automation
14 18 (7.86%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (7.86%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.89%) SQL
2 53 (23.14%) Java
3 48 (20.96%) PowerShell
4 27 (11.79%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.17%) Bash Shell
6 20 (8.73%) Python
7 9 (3.93%) Groovy
8 7 (3.06%) Java 8
8 7 (3.06%) Perl
9 6 (2.62%) C#
10 5 (2.18%) PHP
10 5 (2.18%) Ruby
10 5 (2.18%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.87%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.87%) Go
12 2 (0.87%) Scala
12 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (9.61%) Degree
2 17 (7.42%) CISSP
3 11 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.93%) CISA
4 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.62%) CISM
5 6 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.18%) CCNA
7 4 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.31%) CCNP
8 3 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.31%) MCP
8 3 (1.31%) MCSA
8 3 (1.31%) MCSE
8 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.87%) CRISC
9 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.35%) Data Quality
2 15 (6.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.18%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) NIST
5 3 (1.31%) COBIT
5 3 (1.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.44%) COSO
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.44%) ITGC
6 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (54.15%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.28%) NDS
3 34 (14.85%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 13 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (5.24%) Docker
6 6 (2.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 6 (2.62%) Shibboleth
7 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.31%) vSphere
8 3 (1.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.87%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.44%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 62 (27.07%) Single Sign-On
2 38 (16.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (13.97%) Terraform
4 28 (12.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 24 (10.48%) Nessus
6 12 (5.24%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.37%) Ansible
8 5 (2.18%) Nmap
9 4 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.75%) MIIS
9 4 (1.75%) OpenVAS
9 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.75%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.87%) Nagios
11 2 (0.87%) Puppet
11 2 (0.87%) SCCM
11 2 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.02%) Oracle
3 40 (17.47%) ForgeRock
4 35 (15.28%) NetIQ
5 18 (7.86%) Okta
6 16 (6.99%) VMware
7 12 (5.24%) Apple
8 11 (4.80%) CyberArk
9 10 (4.37%) CA
9 10 (4.37%) ServiceNow
10 8 (3.49%) Atlassian
11 7 (3.06%) Cisco
11 7 (3.06%) Citrix
12 6 (2.62%) OneLogin
13 5 (2.18%) IBM
13 5 (2.18%) Qualys
14 4 (1.75%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.75%) Novell
14 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (1.31%) Google