Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 967 1005 1035
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30 +131
Permanent jobs citing SAML 213 206 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 136 120 185
UK median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.78% +2.61% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,625 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -4.35%

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 71,072 71,984 79,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.60% 40.60% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59,198 60,377 68,482
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,346
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.79% +3.37%

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 13 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 July 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 +46 202 £55,000 -4.35% 30
UK excluding London +62 112 £55,000 +10.00% 18
London -24 99 £61,250 -5.77% 14
South East +25 39 £46,250 -15.91% 6
North of England +32 24 £55,000 +37.50% 2
East of England +12 23 £55,000 +10.00% 6
North West +35 16 £55,000 +37.50% 2
South West +14 16 £61,250 +44.12%
Scotland -10 8 £70,000 +68.67% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £45,000 -
Wales - 3 £85,000 -
West Midlands +6 1 £57,500 +21.69%
Midlands -13 1 £57,500 +10.90% 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 107 (50.23%) OAuth
1 107 (50.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (40.85%) SQL
3 84 (39.44%) Microsoft
4 83 (38.97%) Active Directory
5 81 (38.03%) REST
6 74 (34.74%) Web Services
7 72 (33.80%) Single Sign-On
8 71 (33.33%) OpenID
9 69 (32.39%) Java
10 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (29.11%) JavaScript
12 61 (28.64%) Windows
13 59 (27.70%) DevOps
14 56 (26.29%) LDAP
14 56 (26.29%) HTML
15 54 (25.35%) HTTP
15 54 (25.35%) SaaS
16 53 (24.88%) Identity Access Management
17 50 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
18 46 (21.60%) Tomcat
18 46 (21.60%) .NET
19 43 (20.19%) Oracle
20 41 (19.25%) Degree
20 41 (19.25%) Azure Active Directory
21 39 (18.31%) Computer Science
21 39 (18.31%) ITIL
22 38 (17.84%) PKI
23 37 (17.37%) IIS

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 46 (21.60%) Tomcat
2 37 (17.37%) IIS
3 36 (16.90%) Apache
4 18 (8.45%) Confluence
5 16 (7.51%) Apache Spark
6 11 (5.16%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.76%) JBoss
8 7 (3.29%) Apache Solr
8 7 (3.29%) WordPress
9 6 (2.82%) CMS
10 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.88%) nginx
11 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.94%) Drupal
13 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.47%) Anypoint
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.47%) Maya
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Sonata
2 2 (0.94%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 107 (50.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (25.35%) SaaS
3 46 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (19.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (10.33%) Serverless
6 19 (8.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (7.98%) PaaS
8 11 (5.16%) IaaS
9 8 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (3.76%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (2.35%) Akamai
11 5 (2.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (1.88%) npm
12 4 (1.88%) Office 365
12 4 (1.88%) Zapier
13 3 (1.41%) GitHub
14 2 (0.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.35%) HTTP
2 31 (14.55%) SSL
3 30 (14.08%) Kerberos
4 22 (10.33%) Wireshark
5 20 (9.39%) DNS
6 19 (8.92%) Firewall
7 12 (5.63%) SMTP
8 11 (5.16%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.76%) Internet
10 7 (3.29%) TACACS
11 6 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.82%) Network Security
11 6 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.35%) DHCP
12 5 (2.35%) IMAP
12 5 (2.35%) IPv4
12 5 (2.35%) IPv6
12 5 (2.35%) SSH
13 4 (1.88%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (1.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.68%) MySQL
3 22 (10.33%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.98%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.69%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.82%) Big Data
8 6 (2.82%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.35%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.35%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (2.35%) HBase
9 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (16.43%) JIRA
2 24 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.80%) Jenkins
4 22 (10.33%) Fiddler
5 17 (7.98%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (5.63%) Jasmine
6 12 (5.63%) Log4Net
6 12 (5.63%) NUnit
7 10 (4.69%) Maven
7 10 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (4.23%) Gradle
9 6 (2.82%) gulp
9 6 (2.82%) Subversion
9 6 (2.82%) webpack
10 5 (2.35%) Ant
10 5 (2.35%) CA Release Automation
10 5 (2.35%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.35%) JUnit
10 5 (2.35%) Selenium
General
1 31 (14.55%) Finance
2 20 (9.39%) Games
3 17 (7.98%) Banking
4 15 (7.04%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.29%) Retail
6 6 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (20.19%) Developer
2 32 (15.02%) Architect
3 22 (10.33%) Consultant
4 19 (8.92%) Technical Architect
5 17 (7.98%) Senior Developer
6 16 (7.51%) Software Developer
7 14 (6.57%) Senior Software Developer
8 13 (6.10%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (3.76%) E-Commerce Manager
11 8 (3.76%) Senior .NET Software Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Subject Matter Expert
12 7 (3.29%) Integration Developer
12 7 (3.29%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (50.23%) OAuth
2 81 (38.03%) REST
3 74 (34.74%) Web Services
4 71 (33.33%) OpenID
5 56 (26.29%) HTML
5 56 (26.29%) LDAP
6 46 (21.60%) .NET
7 31 (14.55%) AngularJS
8 30 (14.08%) XML
9 27 (12.68%) JSON
10 22 (10.33%) Servlets
11 21 (9.86%) CSS
11 21 (9.86%) Kafka
12 19 (8.92%) .NET Framework
13 18 (8.45%) SOAP
14 17 (7.98%) HTML5
15 16 (7.51%) ASP.NET
15 16 (7.51%) Spring
16 15 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (6.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (18.31%) Computer Science
3 38 (17.84%) PKI
4 28 (13.15%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (13.15%) Public Cloud
5 13 (6.10%) CESG
5 13 (6.10%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.23%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 9 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (3.76%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.82%) Learning Management System
10 5 (2.35%) User Experience
11 4 (1.88%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (1.41%) CMDB
12 3 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (1.41%) SCORM
13 2 (0.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.64%) Windows
2 34 (15.96%) Unix
3 33 (15.49%) Linux
4 25 (11.74%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.29%) Android
6 7 (3.29%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.70%) DevOps
3 53 (24.88%) Identity Access Management
4 39 (18.31%) ITIL
5 33 (15.49%) Project Management
6 32 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (15.02%) Identity Management
7 29 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (12.68%) SDLC
9 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
10 26 (12.21%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (11.27%) Mentoring
11 24 (11.27%) Service Management
11 24 (11.27%) Workflow
12 23 (10.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (10.33%) MVC
14 21 (9.86%) B2B
14 21 (9.86%) Configuration Management
14 21 (9.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (40.85%) SQL
2 69 (32.39%) Java
3 62 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 31 (14.55%) C#
5 25 (11.74%) Python
6 23 (10.80%) PowerShell
7 20 (9.39%) Shell Script
8 16 (7.51%) TypeScript
9 13 (6.10%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.63%) Bash Shell
11 11 (5.16%) PHP
12 9 (4.23%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.76%) Java 8
14 2 (0.94%) Perl
14 2 (0.94%) R
15 1 (0.47%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 41 (19.25%) Degree
2 31 (14.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (6.10%) MCITP
3 13 (6.10%) MCSE
3 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.35%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.88%) CISSP
7 3 (1.41%) CCNA
7 3 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.94%) CEH
9 1 (0.47%) CISA
9 1 (0.47%) CISM
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
9 1 (0.47%) SANS
9 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.98%) GDPR
2 13 (6.10%) Data Quality
3 11 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.35%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.35%) SLA
5 4 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.41%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.47%) COBIT
8 1 (0.47%) FISMA
8 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 83 (38.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.69%) Docker
3 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.88%) NDS
3 4 (1.88%) Shibboleth
3 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.94%) XenApp
5 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 72 (33.80%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.63%) Puppet
4 11 (5.16%) Terraform
5 6 (2.82%) QRadar
6 5 (2.35%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.35%) OpenView
7 4 (1.88%) Ansible
7 4 (1.88%) CASB
7 4 (1.88%) Kibana
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.88%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.41%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.41%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.41%) SCCM
8 3 (1.41%) SCOM
9 2 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.19%) Oracle
3 25 (11.74%) Google
4 21 (9.86%) ForgeRock
5 17 (7.98%) Splunk
6 13 (6.10%) Okta
7 12 (5.63%) New Relic
7 12 (5.63%) ServiceNow
8 10 (4.69%) VMware
9 9 (4.23%) CA
9 9 (4.23%) CyberArk
10 8 (3.76%) LogRhythm
11 7 (3.29%) Cisco
12 6 (2.82%) HP
13 5 (2.35%) AlgoSec
13 5 (2.35%) Cloudera
13 5 (2.35%) OneLogin
13 5 (2.35%) Qualys
13 5 (2.35%) Rapid7
13 5 (2.35%) Tufin