Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 945 996 1021
Rank change year-on-year +51 +25 +142
Permanent jobs citing SAML 205 195 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 130 125 172
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,250 £35,715
90th Percentile £82,750 £82,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,750 £42,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +38.24% -12.82% -9.30%

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 67,460 71,655 75,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.30% 40.33% 39.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55,877 59,219 65,348
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £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 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 15 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 26 September 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 +32 189 £60,000 +4.35% 40
UK excluding London +80 124 £58,750 +38.24% 21
London -5 79 £65,000 +8.33% 19
South East +36 35 £55,000 -12.00% 1
East of England +42 32 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South West +24 16 £65,000 +52.94% 7
North of England +26 15 £55,000 +26.44% 3
Midlands +14 11 £60,000 +73.91% 4
North West +18 9 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Scotland +3 9 £65,000 +56.63%
East Midlands - 7 £75,000 - 3
Yorkshire +32 6 £45,000 -35.71%
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
West Midlands +7 4 £60,000 +73.91% 1
Wales - 4 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 124 (60.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (56.10%) OAuth
3 92 (44.88%) SQL
4 91 (44.39%) Microsoft
5 82 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 76 (37.07%) Web Services
7 74 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (36.10%) DevOps
8 73 (35.61%) REST
9 69 (33.66%) JavaScript
10 64 (31.22%) Windows
10 64 (31.22%) Amazon AWS
11 63 (30.73%) HTML
12 60 (29.27%) .NET
13 56 (27.32%) Degree
14 55 (26.83%) SaaS
14 55 (26.83%) OpenID
15 54 (26.34%) Computer Science
16 49 (23.90%) Java
16 49 (23.90%) Linux
17 47 (22.93%) Single Sign-On
18 46 (22.44%) Deployment Automation
18 46 (22.44%) JIRA
19 45 (21.95%) HTTP
20 42 (20.49%) LDAP
21 41 (20.00%) JSON
22 39 (19.02%) NoSQL
22 39 (19.02%) ITIL
22 39 (19.02%) Serverless
23 38 (18.54%) C#

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 34 (16.59%) Confluence
2 33 (16.10%) Apache
3 31 (15.12%) Tomcat
4 25 (12.20%) Apache Spark
4 25 (12.20%) IIS
5 10 (4.88%) Apache Solr
6 8 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.93%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.93%) WordPress
8 5 (2.44%) JBoss
8 5 (2.44%) nginx
8 5 (2.44%) Traefik
9 4 (1.95%) CMS
9 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.98%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.49%) Maya
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.46%) Sonata
3 2 (0.98%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 124 (60.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (31.22%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (26.83%) SaaS
4 39 (19.02%) Serverless
5 37 (18.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (9.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (9.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (8.29%) PaaS
9 15 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (6.83%) Azure Functions
11 13 (6.34%) GitHub
12 12 (5.85%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (5.85%) IaaS
13 9 (4.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (4.39%) Amazon S3
13 9 (4.39%) CloudFront
13 9 (4.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 6 (2.93%) Datadog
14 6 (2.93%) Office 365
15 5 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (21.95%) HTTP
2 33 (16.10%) Kerberos
3 23 (11.22%) SSL
4 21 (10.24%) Firewall
5 17 (8.29%) TCP/IP
6 16 (7.80%) DNS
7 15 (7.32%) Wireshark
8 12 (5.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (5.37%) SMTP
10 7 (3.41%) HTTPS
10 7 (3.41%) Network Security
10 7 (3.41%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.93%) SSH
12 5 (2.44%) IMAP
12 5 (2.44%) IPv4
12 5 (2.44%) IPv6
13 4 (1.95%) SAN
13 4 (1.95%) VPN
14 3 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.02%) NoSQL
2 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.76%) MySQL
4 18 (8.78%) MongoDB
5 15 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 14 (6.83%) Hadoop
7 13 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (5.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (5.37%) Data Lake
9 10 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.88%) Big Data
9 10 (4.88%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (4.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (4.39%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.95%) SQLPlus
13 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (22.44%) JIRA
2 31 (15.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (12.68%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.29%) Jasmine
4 17 (8.29%) Log4Net
4 17 (8.29%) NUnit
5 15 (7.32%) Fiddler
5 15 (7.32%) Visual Studio
6 14 (6.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (3.90%) Selenium
8 7 (3.41%) Subversion
9 6 (2.93%) gulp
9 6 (2.93%) webpack
10 5 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (2.44%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.95%) Gradle
11 4 (1.95%) Maven
11 4 (1.95%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.95%) Visual Composer
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 30 (14.63%) Banking
3 25 (12.20%) Games
4 6 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Retail
6 3 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (23.41%) Developer
2 31 (15.12%) Architect
3 21 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.27%) Consultant
4 19 (9.27%) Senior Developer
4 19 (9.27%) Software Developer
5 15 (7.32%) Senior Software Developer
6 14 (6.83%) .NET Developer
7 13 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
8 12 (5.85%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Security Architect
9 11 (5.37%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Subject Matter Expert
9 11 (5.37%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.88%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Azure Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (56.10%) OAuth
2 76 (37.07%) Web Services
3 73 (35.61%) REST
4 63 (30.73%) HTML
5 60 (29.27%) .NET
6 55 (26.83%) OpenID
7 42 (20.49%) LDAP
8 41 (20.00%) JSON
9 35 (17.07%) HTML5
10 28 (13.66%) Kafka
11 26 (12.68%) AngularJS
11 26 (12.68%) Node.js
12 25 (12.20%) .NET Framework
12 25 (12.20%) ASP.NET
13 24 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (11.22%) CSS
15 21 (10.24%) .NET Core
15 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (9.76%) XML
17 17 (8.29%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 54 (26.34%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.17%) Mobile App
2 27 (13.17%) PKI
3 26 (12.68%) Public Cloud
4 25 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (11.22%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (10.24%) Management Information System
7 15 (7.32%) CESG
7 15 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (5.37%) Cyber Defence
9 9 (4.39%) Data Centre
9 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (2.93%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.93%) User Experience
11 5 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (2.44%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.95%) Learning Management System
13 3 (1.46%) CMDB
13 3 (1.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.22%) Windows
2 49 (23.90%) Linux
3 33 (16.10%) Unix
4 20 (9.76%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.41%) Android
6 7 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.46%) CentOS
9 3 (1.46%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.49%) Debian
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (36.10%) DevOps
2 46 (22.44%) Deployment Automation
3 39 (19.02%) ITIL
4 34 (16.59%) SDLC
5 33 (16.10%) Identity Access Management
5 33 (16.10%) Secure Coding
6 32 (15.61%) Project Management
6 32 (15.61%) TDD
7 31 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (14.63%) Configuration Management
8 30 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (14.63%) Microservices
9 27 (13.17%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (13.17%) MVC
9 27 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (13.17%) Software Engineering
10 26 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (12.68%) Identity Management
11 25 (12.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.88%) SQL
2 69 (33.66%) JavaScript
3 49 (23.90%) Java
4 38 (18.54%) C#
5 34 (16.59%) Python
6 28 (13.66%) PowerShell
7 22 (10.73%) T-SQL
8 17 (8.29%) TypeScript
9 14 (6.83%) Bash Shell
10 13 (6.34%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.88%) Perl
11 10 (4.88%) PHP
12 6 (2.93%) Ruby
13 5 (2.44%) Elixir
13 5 (2.44%) Erlang
14 4 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.46%) Java 8
16 2 (0.98%) R
17 1 (0.49%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 56 (27.32%) Degree
2 31 (15.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (8.78%) MCITP
3 18 (8.78%) MCSE
3 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.80%) CISSP
5 9 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.41%) AWS Certification
7 5 (2.44%) OSCP
7 5 (2.44%) SANS
8 4 (1.95%) ISEB
8 4 (1.95%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.98%) CISM
11 1 (0.49%) CEH
11 1 (0.49%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.78%) GDPR
2 15 (7.32%) Data Quality
3 12 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.44%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.46%) PMBOK
6 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.46%) SLA
7 2 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.49%) Basel III
8 1 (0.49%) COBIT
8 1 (0.49%) PSD2
System Software
1 82 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.66%) Docker
3 12 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.95%) Shibboleth
5 4 (1.95%) XenApp
6 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.98%) NDS
7 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (22.93%) Single Sign-On
2 27 (13.17%) Terraform
3 21 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (9.27%) Puppet
5 16 (7.80%) Ansible
6 15 (7.32%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.93%) QRadar
8 5 (2.44%) Mesos
8 5 (2.44%) OpenView
9 4 (1.95%) CASB
9 4 (1.95%) Kibana
9 4 (1.95%) rkt
10 3 (1.46%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.49%) Core Impact
12 1 (0.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 91 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.15%) Oracle
3 24 (11.71%) Google
4 22 (10.73%) New Relic
5 18 (8.78%) ForgeRock
6 11 (5.37%) Splunk
6 11 (5.37%) VMware
7 10 (4.88%) Cisco
7 10 (4.88%) Okta
8 9 (4.39%) Databricks
8 9 (4.39%) IBM
9 8 (3.90%) Remedy
10 7 (3.41%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.93%) Veeam
12 5 (2.44%) Adobe
12 5 (2.44%) CA
12 5 (2.44%) HP
12 5 (2.44%) Qualys
12 5 (2.44%) Rackspace
12 5 (2.44%) Tufin