Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 744 510 824
Rank change year-on-year -234 +314 +161
Permanent jobs citing SAML 298 202 286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.41% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.93% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 189 175 197
10th Percentile £41,250 £55,700 £44,300
25th Percentile £50,000 £67,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,500 £90,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -32.78% +38.46% +8.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £120,000 £78,500
90th Percentile £83,750 " £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year - +14.04% +3.64%

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 49,600 21,682 52,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.68% 43.81% 37.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31,983 18,394 43,316
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,232
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -277 233 £60,000 -36.84% 43
UK excluding London -159 131 £65,000 - 27
London -241 114 £58,750 -48.91% 20
Work from Home -228 62 £60,000 -27.27% 4
South East -137 42 £52,500 -30.00% 4
North of England -84 41 £75,000 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire - 32 £75,000 - 2
Midlands -116 15 £59,000 +36.42% 5
Scotland -90 14 £72,500 +11.54% 5
East of England - 11 £49,000 - 4
West Midlands -98 10 £75,000 +73.41% 2
South West -117 10 £66,250 -13.11% 3
North West -77 7 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands - 5 £50,000 - 3
Wales -43 4 - -
North East - 2 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 143 (47.99%) OAuth
2 124 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (39.93%) Active Directory
4 113 (37.92%) Single Sign-On
5 112 (37.58%) AWS
6 106 (35.57%) Azure
7 100 (33.56%) Java
8 97 (32.55%) LDAP
9 91 (30.54%) OpenID
10 73 (24.50%) REST
11 70 (23.49%) Microsoft
12 66 (22.15%) Web Services
13 65 (21.81%) Windows
13 65 (21.81%) Problem-Solving
13 65 (21.81%) Identity Access Management
14 63 (21.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 62 (20.81%) DevOps
16 59 (19.80%) Linux
17 58 (19.46%) TDD
18 57 (19.13%) Social Skills
19 55 (18.46%) Identity Management
19 55 (18.46%) SQL
20 52 (17.45%) Scrum
21 51 (17.11%) XML
21 51 (17.11%) RESTful
22 50 (16.78%) Spring
23 49 (16.44%) CSS
24 47 (15.77%) Finance
24 47 (15.77%) PowerShell
24 47 (15.77%) Kubernetes

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 38 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 21 (7.05%) Apache
4 20 (6.71%) Confluence
5 13 (4.36%) IIS
6 10 (3.36%) Apache Solr
7 9 (3.02%) Drupal
8 8 (2.68%) WordPress
9 7 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.68%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.68%) SAS
11 3 (1.01%) CMS
11 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.34%) Documentum
13 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (1.68%) R3 Corda
2 4 (1.34%) Shopify
3 3 (1.01%) Maximo
3 3 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 112 (37.58%) AWS
2 106 (35.57%) Azure
3 63 (21.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 46 (15.44%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (11.74%) Serverless
6 27 (9.06%) OneDrive
7 26 (8.72%) GCP
8 24 (8.05%) PaaS
9 23 (7.72%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (7.72%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (7.38%) IaaS
11 21 (7.05%) Azure Functions
12 20 (6.71%) SaaS
13 12 (4.03%) Power Platform
14 10 (3.36%) Azure Service Bus
15 9 (3.02%) GitHub
15 9 (3.02%) Google Workspace
16 7 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (2.01%) Power Automate
17 6 (2.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.43%) SSL
2 35 (11.74%) Firewall
3 34 (11.41%) DNS
4 28 (9.40%) TCP/IP
5 21 (7.05%) HTTP
6 19 (6.38%) Kerberos
7 16 (5.37%) DHCP
8 11 (3.69%) VPN
9 9 (3.02%) Network Security
10 7 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.01%) DMZ
11 6 (2.01%) LAN
11 6 (2.01%) MPLS
11 6 (2.01%) VoIP
11 6 (2.01%) WAN
11 6 (2.01%) Wireless
12 5 (1.68%) SMS
13 4 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.34%) Cisco ISE
14 3 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.74%) MySQL
2 33 (11.07%) NoSQL
3 26 (8.72%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.36%) Power BI
7 9 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.35%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.68%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.68%) Redis
10 4 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.01%) Big Data
11 3 (1.01%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.01%) DB2
11 3 (1.01%) Tableau
11 3 (1.01%) Tableau Server
12 2 (0.67%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.67%) Looker
Development Applications
1 37 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.08%) GitLab
3 33 (11.07%) Jenkins
4 26 (8.72%) JIRA
5 23 (7.72%) Maven
6 22 (7.38%) Gradle
7 12 (4.03%) Bitbucket
8 11 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (3.36%) Mockito
10 9 (3.02%) GoCD
11 7 (2.35%) gulp
12 5 (1.68%) JMeter
12 5 (1.68%) Postman
12 5 (1.68%) Selenium
13 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.01%) LoadUI
13 3 (1.01%) NeoLoad
13 3 (1.01%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 57 (19.13%) Social Skills
2 47 (15.77%) Finance
3 35 (11.74%) Public Sector
4 25 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.72%) Banking
6 20 (6.71%) Marketing
7 15 (5.03%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (4.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 10 (3.36%) Telecoms
10 8 (2.68%) Legal
11 6 (2.01%) Manufacturing
11 6 (2.01%) Retail
12 5 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (1.34%) Electronics
13 4 (1.34%) Local Government
13 4 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (1.01%) Law
15 2 (0.67%) Back Office
15 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 86 (28.86%) Developer
2 41 (13.76%) Architect
3 32 (10.74%) Software Developer
4 28 (9.40%) Access Developer
4 28 (9.40%) IAM Developer
4 28 (9.40%) Identity Management Developer
5 21 (7.05%) Senior Developer
5 21 (7.05%) Software Engineer
6 18 (6.04%) Java Developer
6 18 (6.04%) Team Leader
7 17 (5.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (5.70%) Security Engineer
8 14 (4.70%) Consultant
8 14 (4.70%) Java Engineer
9 13 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.69%) IT Engineer
10 11 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (3.69%) Technical Leader
11 10 (3.36%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (47.99%) OAuth
2 97 (32.55%) LDAP
3 91 (30.54%) OpenID
4 73 (24.50%) REST
5 66 (22.15%) Web Services
6 51 (17.11%) RESTful
6 51 (17.11%) XML
7 50 (16.78%) Spring
8 49 (16.44%) CSS
9 44 (14.77%) HTML
10 42 (14.09%) OAuth2
10 42 (14.09%) Spring Boot
11 41 (13.76%) AngularJS
12 36 (12.08%) React
13 30 (10.07%) SailPoint
14 26 (8.72%) Node.js
15 24 (8.05%) CSS3
16 23 (7.72%) Java EE
16 23 (7.72%) Vue.js
17 22 (7.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.39%) PKI
2 24 (8.05%) NHS
3 23 (7.72%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.37%) User Experience
5 13 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.03%) Virtual Team
7 10 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.36%) Social Network
8 7 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.01%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.68%) Clustering
10 5 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.68%) Life Science
10 5 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.34%) CMDB
11 4 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.34%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.34%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.81%) Windows
2 59 (19.80%) Linux
3 29 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.03%) CentOS
5 9 (3.02%) Ubuntu
5 9 (3.02%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.68%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.01%) Unix
8 5 (1.68%) Android
8 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.81%) Identity Access Management
2 65 (21.81%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (20.81%) DevOps
4 58 (19.46%) TDD
5 55 (18.46%) Identity Management
6 52 (17.45%) Scrum
7 39 (13.09%) BDD
8 37 (12.42%) Microservices
9 36 (12.08%) Software Engineering
10 35 (11.74%) Kanban
10 35 (11.74%) Test Automation
11 32 (10.74%) ITIL
12 28 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (9.06%) SDLC
13 27 (9.06%) Workflow
14 24 (8.05%) Biometrics
14 24 (8.05%) Re-Platforming
14 24 (8.05%) Workflow Analysis
15 23 (7.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 100 (33.56%) Java
2 55 (18.46%) SQL
3 47 (15.77%) PowerShell
4 44 (14.77%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.40%) Python
6 25 (8.39%) C#
7 23 (7.72%) PHP
8 19 (6.38%) Bash Shell
9 15 (5.03%) Go
10 13 (4.36%) Perl
11 11 (3.69%) Groovy
12 9 (3.02%) Java 8
13 8 (2.68%) Ruby
13 8 (2.68%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.35%) Java 11
15 6 (2.01%) Google Apps Script
16 5 (1.68%) ES6
16 5 (1.68%) Kotlin
17 4 (1.34%) Scala
17 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (12.08%) Degree
2 15 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.36%) MCSE
3 13 (4.36%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.69%) CISSP
6 8 (2.68%) AWS Certification
7 7 (2.35%) CISA
7 7 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.34%) CISM
9 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.01%) MCSA
11 2 (0.67%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.67%) CCNA
11 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.05%) Data Quality
2 23 (7.72%) GDPR
3 11 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.36%) NCSC
4 10 (3.36%) QA
4 10 (3.36%) SLA
5 7 (2.35%) NIST
6 4 (1.34%) GRC
6 4 (1.34%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.67%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 119 (39.93%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.76%) Docker
3 27 (9.06%) NDS
3 27 (9.06%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 19 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.34%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.67%) LXC
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 113 (37.92%) Single Sign-On
2 47 (15.77%) Kubernetes
3 36 (12.08%) Terraform
4 27 (9.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 27 (9.06%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 22 (7.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (4.36%) SCCM
7 12 (4.03%) Ansible
7 12 (4.03%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.36%) Jamf Pro
9 8 (2.68%) Grafana
9 8 (2.68%) SCOM
10 7 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.01%) Puppet
12 5 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.34%) Nessus
14 3 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 70 (23.49%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.09%) Oracle
3 37 (12.42%) NetIQ
3 37 (12.42%) Okta
4 32 (10.74%) ForgeRock
5 29 (9.73%) VMware
6 28 (9.40%) Google
7 13 (4.36%) CyberArk
8 11 (3.69%) Cisco
8 11 (3.69%) ServiceNow
9 10 (3.36%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.68%) Splunk
11 7 (2.35%) CA
11 7 (2.35%) Citrix
12 6 (2.01%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.01%) IBM
13 5 (1.68%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.68%) HP
13 5 (1.68%) Nasuni
13 5 (1.68%) SAP