Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 817 903
Rank change year-on-year +261 +86 +130
Permanent jobs citing SAML 195 226 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 181 183 160
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £120,000 £91,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £54,486 £62,500
% change year-on-year -13.28% -12.82% +47.06%

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 26,698 49,022 59,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.89% 38.87% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22,647 40,610 49,599
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,219 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% +2.71% +5.88%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +245 177 £70,000 - 26
UK excluding London +212 96 £47,250 -13.28% 15
London +182 93 £120,000 +33.33% 11
South East +184 45 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Work from Home -44 29 £42,500 +6.25% 6
South West - 15 £72,500 - 2
Midlands +69 12 £48,500 +2.11% 4
Scotland +54 12 £65,000 +4.38% 1
West Midlands +66 11 £48,500 +7.78% 4
North of England +75 8 £30,000 -25.00% 4
North West +75 5 £69,000 +26.64% 2
Yorkshire +43 3 £30,000 -44.94% 1
Wales - 3 £38,500 -
East Midlands +52 1 £42,500 -10.53%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 130 (66.67%) OAuth
2 106 (54.36%) Identity Access Management
3 100 (51.28%) OpenID
4 88 (45.13%) Azure
5 78 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 74 (37.95%) Information Security
7 66 (33.85%) Microsoft
8 64 (32.82%) Security Architecture
9 63 (32.31%) AWS
10 62 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 62 (31.79%) CISSP
11 59 (30.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 58 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
12 58 (29.74%) CCNP
12 58 (29.74%) CCNA
13 50 (25.64%) SQL
14 47 (24.10%) Office 365
15 46 (23.59%) DevOps
16 45 (23.08%) ForgeRock
17 43 (22.05%) Single Sign-On
18 40 (20.51%) Serverless
18 40 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (17.95%) Windows
19 35 (17.95%) LDAP
20 34 (17.44%) Terraform
20 34 (17.44%) Microsoft Intune
21 31 (15.90%) Identity Management
22 29 (14.87%) SailPoint
22 29 (14.87%) IaaS
23 27 (13.85%) Azure Functions

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 27 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (3.08%) Apache
4 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.54%) WordPress
6 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.03%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) Liferay
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.51%) Maya
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 88 (45.13%) Azure
2 63 (32.31%) AWS
3 59 (30.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (24.10%) Office 365
5 40 (20.51%) Serverless
6 29 (14.87%) IaaS
7 27 (13.85%) Azure Functions
8 26 (13.33%) SaaS
9 24 (12.31%) OneDrive
10 22 (11.28%) PaaS
11 10 (5.13%) GCP
12 9 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (4.10%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (4.10%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (4.10%) Amazon S3
13 8 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (3.59%) Logic Apps
15 5 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.79%) Firewall
3 17 (8.72%) HTTP
4 15 (7.69%) Kerberos
5 8 (4.10%) DNS
5 8 (4.10%) SSL
5 8 (4.10%) Unified Communications
5 8 (4.10%) WAN
6 7 (3.59%) CTI
6 7 (3.59%) HTTPS
6 7 (3.59%) LAN
6 7 (3.59%) Network Security
6 7 (3.59%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.56%) IPv4
8 4 (2.05%) VLAN
9 3 (1.54%) WAAS
10 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.03%) Skype
10 2 (1.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (4.62%) Blockchain
2 9 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.59%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (2.05%) Big Data
5 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.54%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.03%) HBase
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.51%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Metasploit
2 10 (5.13%) GitLab
2 10 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.59%) WebScarab
4 4 (2.05%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.05%) JIRA
4 4 (2.05%) Maven
5 3 (1.54%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.03%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.51%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.51%) FishEye
7 1 (0.51%) gulp
7 1 (0.51%) MSTest
7 1 (0.51%) OllyDbg
7 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.51%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (7.69%) Finance
2 12 (6.15%) Banking
3 5 (2.56%) Law
4 4 (2.05%) Retail
5 3 (1.54%) Advertising
5 3 (1.54%) Back Office
5 3 (1.54%) Marketing
5 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 64 (32.82%) Consultant
2 30 (15.38%) Architect
3 25 (12.82%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (11.79%) Office 365 Engineer
4 23 (11.79%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (11.28%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (9.23%) Developer
7 17 (8.72%) CyberArk Consultant
7 17 (8.72%) ForgeRock Consultant
7 17 (8.72%) SailPoint Consultant
8 15 (7.69%) Analyst
9 11 (5.64%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (5.64%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.13%) Security Architect
11 9 (4.62%) Azure Consultant
11 9 (4.62%) Blockchain Architect
12 8 (4.10%) IT Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) IT Security Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) Security Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (66.67%) OAuth
2 100 (51.28%) OpenID
3 35 (17.95%) LDAP
4 29 (14.87%) SailPoint
5 27 (13.85%) Web Services
6 25 (12.82%) OAuth2
7 15 (7.69%) JSON
8 11 (5.64%) HTML
8 11 (5.64%) RESTful
9 9 (4.62%) REST
10 8 (4.10%) XML
11 6 (3.08%) .NET
11 6 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (3.08%) Spring
12 5 (2.56%) React
13 4 (2.05%) jQuery
13 4 (2.05%) Kafka
13 4 (2.05%) Spring Boot
14 3 (1.54%) SOAP
15 2 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Cloud Native
2 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.62%) Enterprise Cloud
3 9 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.54%) FMCG
8 3 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.54%) Online Gambling
9 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (1.03%) PMI
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.95%) Windows
2 10 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.10%) Linux
3 8 (4.10%) Unix
3 8 (4.10%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.56%) Android
5 5 (2.56%) Kali Linux
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (54.36%) Identity Access Management
2 74 (37.95%) Information Security
3 64 (32.82%) Security Architecture
4 46 (23.59%) DevOps
5 40 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.90%) Identity Management
7 27 (13.85%) Configuration Management
8 22 (11.28%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (9.74%) Presales
10 17 (8.72%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (7.69%) Scrum
12 14 (7.18%) Data Security
12 14 (7.18%) Microservices
13 13 (6.67%) DevSecOps
13 13 (6.67%) Online Security
14 12 (6.15%) B2B
14 12 (6.15%) Kanban
15 11 (5.64%) Open Source
15 11 (5.64%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.64%) SQL
2 27 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 17 (8.72%) Java
5 15 (7.69%) Python
6 11 (5.64%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.56%) PHP
8 3 (1.54%) C
8 3 (1.54%) Go
9 2 (1.03%) Groovy
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.51%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) ES6
10 1 (0.51%) Java 8
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
10 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (31.79%) CISSP
2 58 (29.74%) CCNA
2 58 (29.74%) CCNP
2 58 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.62%) Degree
4 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.59%) AWS Certification
5 7 (3.59%) MCSE
5 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.56%) CISA
6 5 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.54%) CISM
7 3 (1.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.59%) QA
3 5 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.56%) SLA
4 4 (2.05%) GDPR
4 4 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.54%) COBIT
5 3 (1.54%) COSO
5 3 (1.54%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.54%) ITGC
6 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.15%) Docker
3 10 (5.13%) NDS
4 9 (4.62%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 8 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.05%) vSphere
7 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.03%) HDFS
8 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.51%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (22.05%) Single Sign-On
2 34 (17.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 34 (17.44%) Terraform
3 19 (9.74%) Kubernetes
4 18 (9.23%) Nessus
5 8 (4.10%) Ansible
5 8 (4.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 8 (4.10%) SCCM
6 7 (3.59%) Core Impact
6 7 (3.59%) Nexpose
7 6 (3.08%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.56%) Nmap
8 5 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (1.03%) Ambari
9 2 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.03%) Oozie
9 2 (1.03%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.51%) Istio
Vendors
1 66 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.08%) ForgeRock
3 20 (10.26%) CyberArk
3 20 (10.26%) Oracle
4 10 (5.13%) NetIQ
5 9 (4.62%) Okta
6 8 (4.10%) Ivanti
7 7 (3.59%) Cisco
7 7 (3.59%) Google
7 7 (3.59%) IBM
8 6 (3.08%) Novell
8 6 (3.08%) VMware
9 5 (2.56%) Ping Identity
9 5 (2.56%) Qualys
10 4 (2.05%) Apple
10 4 (2.05%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.54%) Databricks
11 3 (1.54%) WooCommerce
12 2 (1.03%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds