Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 789 969 1020
Rank change year-on-year +180 +51 +7
Permanent jobs citing SAML 291 217 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 201 142 130
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £80,000 £82,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +29.41% -15.00%

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 52,824 66,985 71,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.38% 40.00% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 43,278 55,519 59,126
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +174 274 £65,000 +10.64% 34
UK excluding London +84 157 £57,500 +4.55% 21
London +127 128 £79,500 +22.31% 14
South East +64 60 £70,000 +27.27% 7
Midlands +74 44 £50,000 -16.67% 2
East Midlands +32 23 £55,000 +5.24% 1
North of England +16 22 £45,000 -18.18% 4
West Midlands +44 21 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North West +42 18 £45,000 -25.00% 4
East of England +59 17 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +12 12 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire +9 3 £70,000 +55.56%
North East +25 1 £61,000 +10.91%
Wales +9 1 £61,500 -27.65%
South West -7 1 £65,000 +6.12% 5

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 193 (66.32%) OAuth
2 145 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (46.05%) Java
4 130 (44.67%) AWS
5 116 (39.86%) Azure
6 113 (38.83%) Python
7 100 (34.36%) Microsoft
8 99 (34.02%) Linux
9 90 (30.93%) OpenID
10 87 (29.90%) Active Directory
11 86 (29.55%) Docker
11 86 (29.55%) Single Sign-On
12 75 (25.77%) Identity Access Management
13 69 (23.71%) Microservices
14 64 (21.99%) SQL
15 63 (21.65%) Oracle
15 63 (21.65%) Computer Science
16 62 (21.31%) JavaScript
16 62 (21.31%) LDAP
16 62 (21.31%) Kubernetes
17 61 (20.96%) Windows
18 60 (20.62%) PaaS
19 59 (20.27%) DevOps
20 56 (19.24%) Degree
21 54 (18.56%) Open Source
22 53 (18.21%) C#
23 52 (17.87%) REST
23 52 (17.87%) Security Cleared
24 51 (17.53%) .NET
25 49 (16.84%) Git (software)

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 (12.71%) Apache Spark
2 24 (8.25%) Hyperledger
3 23 (7.90%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.81%) Confluence
4 14 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.47%) Apache
6 12 (4.12%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.41%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.06%) Mule
9 5 (1.72%) JBoss
10 4 (1.37%) Anypoint
10 4 (1.37%) Mule ESB
11 3 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.03%) IIS
11 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.69%) Jetty
12 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 130 (44.67%) AWS
2 116 (39.86%) Azure
3 60 (20.62%) PaaS
4 43 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (14.43%) Office 365
6 36 (12.37%) Serverless
7 31 (10.65%) IaaS
8 30 (10.31%) SaaS
9 25 (8.59%) GCP
10 19 (6.53%) Azure Functions
11 16 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (5.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (3.78%) Amazon S3
13 10 (3.44%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (3.44%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (2.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 6 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (1.72%) GitHub
16 5 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.00%) HTTP
2 25 (8.59%) Firewall
2 25 (8.59%) Kerberos
3 18 (6.19%) VPN
4 17 (5.84%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (5.15%) VoIP
6 14 (4.81%) SSL
7 13 (4.47%) Skype
8 11 (3.78%) WAN
9 9 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.06%) DNS
10 6 (2.06%) SMTP
10 6 (2.06%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.72%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.72%) Internet
12 4 (1.37%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (1.37%) LAN
13 3 (1.03%) DHCP
13 3 (1.03%) FTP
13 3 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.06%) Hadoop
2 26 (8.93%) MongoDB
3 25 (8.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 24 (8.25%) Blockchain
5 20 (6.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (6.19%) Big Data
6 18 (6.19%) MySQL
7 11 (3.78%) Cosmos DB
7 11 (3.78%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.78%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.75%) HBase
8 8 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.41%) Data Lake
9 7 (2.41%) Geospatial Data
10 6 (2.06%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.06%) Sqoop
11 5 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 42 (14.43%) Jenkins
3 39 (13.40%) Bitbucket
4 19 (6.53%) JIRA
5 18 (6.19%) Snyk
5 18 (6.19%) SonarQube
6 14 (4.81%) GitLab
7 13 (4.47%) Metasploit
8 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.72%) Subversion
10 3 (1.03%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.03%) Cobertura
10 3 (1.03%) Gradle
10 3 (1.03%) Maven
10 3 (1.03%) MSI
10 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.69%) JMeter
11 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 44 (15.12%) Finance
2 33 (11.34%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.78%) Retail
4 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.03%) Advertising
5 3 (1.03%) Banking
5 3 (1.03%) Legal
5 3 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (23.71%) Developer
2 40 (13.75%) Architect
3 33 (11.34%) AWS Developer
4 27 (9.28%) Subject Matter Expert
5 25 (8.59%) Software Engineer
6 21 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.87%) .NET Developer
7 20 (6.87%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (6.53%) Consultant
9 13 (4.47%) Applications Support
9 13 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.47%) Senior Software Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Senior C# Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.78%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 11 (3.78%) Security Architect
12 10 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (66.32%) OAuth
2 90 (30.93%) OpenID
3 62 (21.31%) LDAP
4 52 (17.87%) REST
5 51 (17.53%) .NET
6 46 (15.81%) Web Services
7 41 (14.09%) JSON
8 35 (12.03%) Node.js
9 31 (10.65%) J2EE
9 31 (10.65%) RESTful
10 29 (9.97%) Spring
10 29 (9.97%) Swagger
11 25 (8.59%) SOAP
12 24 (8.25%) Akka
12 24 (8.25%) HTML
12 24 (8.25%) Spring Cloud
13 23 (7.90%) HTML5
14 22 (7.56%) Pandas
14 22 (7.56%) scikit-learn
15 14 (4.81%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.84%) Public Cloud
2 30 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 27 (9.28%) Private Cloud
4 24 (8.25%) Algorithms
4 24 (8.25%) Virtual Team
5 21 (7.22%) CESG
5 21 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (4.81%) Management Information System
7 14 (4.81%) PKI
8 11 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.41%) User Experience
11 6 (2.06%) CMDB
12 5 (1.72%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
14 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
14 3 (1.03%) Replication
15 2 (0.69%) Life Science
15 2 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 99 (34.02%) Linux
2 61 (20.96%) Windows
3 25 (8.59%) Unix
4 15 (5.15%) Kali Linux
5 13 (4.47%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.44%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.09%) Android
7 9 (3.09%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.41%) CentOS
9 3 (1.03%) Solaris
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) Debian
11 1 (0.34%) HPUX
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (25.77%) Identity Access Management
3 69 (23.71%) Microservices
4 63 (21.65%) Computer Science
5 59 (20.27%) DevOps
6 54 (18.56%) Open Source
7 49 (16.84%) SDLC
8 47 (16.15%) Software Engineering
9 40 (13.75%) Test Automation
10 39 (13.40%) ITIL
10 39 (13.40%) TDD
11 38 (13.06%) API Development
12 34 (11.68%) Artificial Intelligence
13 32 (11.00%) Project Management
14 31 (10.65%) Deployment Automation
15 30 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (9.97%) Identity Management
17 27 (9.28%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 27 (9.28%) Secure Coding
18 26 (8.93%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 134 (46.05%) Java
2 113 (38.83%) Python
3 64 (21.99%) SQL
4 62 (21.31%) JavaScript
5 53 (18.21%) C#
6 41 (14.09%) Bash Shell
7 33 (11.34%) C++
7 33 (11.34%) PowerShell
8 24 (8.25%) Scala
9 18 (6.19%) Go
10 10 (3.44%) Objective-C
10 10 (3.44%) PHP
10 10 (3.44%) Ruby
10 10 (3.44%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.75%) Perl
12 3 (1.03%) C
13 2 (0.69%) Groovy
13 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (19.24%) Degree
2 52 (17.87%) Security Cleared
3 36 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (10.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (8.59%) MCSE
6 21 (7.22%) Master's Degree
7 19 (6.53%) MCITP
8 13 (4.47%) CISSP
8 13 (4.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (3.09%) AWS Certification
9 9 (3.09%) SANS
10 8 (2.75%) CISM
11 5 (1.72%) CISA
11 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.72%) MCSA
11 5 (1.72%) PhD
12 4 (1.37%) CEH
13 3 (1.03%) CCNA
13 3 (1.03%) CCNP
13 3 (1.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.56%) NIST
2 21 (7.22%) NCSC
3 13 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (3.78%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.75%) SLA
6 6 (2.06%) GDPR
7 4 (1.37%) QA
8 3 (1.03%) COBIT
8 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.69%) NIST 800
System Software
1 87 (29.90%) Active Directory
2 86 (29.55%) Docker
3 12 (4.12%) Shibboleth
4 10 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.44%) XenApp
5 8 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
7 6 (2.06%) HDFS
7 6 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (1.03%) RACF
8 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (29.55%) Single Sign-On
2 62 (21.31%) Kubernetes
3 33 (11.34%) Puppet
4 30 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (9.97%) Terraform
6 23 (7.90%) Ansible
7 22 (7.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (6.19%) Sysdig
9 16 (5.50%) Nessus
10 15 (5.15%) FortiGate
10 15 (5.15%) Nmap
11 10 (3.44%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (3.09%) AirWatch
12 9 (3.09%) Mesos
13 8 (2.75%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (2.75%) NetBackup
14 7 (2.41%) Oozie
15 6 (2.06%) Ambari
15 6 (2.06%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (2.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 100 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 63 (21.65%) Oracle
3 30 (10.31%) ForgeRock
4 19 (6.53%) Cisco
5 17 (5.84%) Google
6 16 (5.50%) Qualys
6 16 (5.50%) VMware
7 15 (5.15%) Citrix
7 15 (5.15%) MuleSoft
8 14 (4.81%) Atlassian
9 13 (4.47%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.78%) CyberArk
10 11 (3.78%) IBM
11 10 (3.44%) Okta
11 10 (3.44%) TIBCO
11 10 (3.44%) Veeam
12 9 (3.09%) CA
12 9 (3.09%) Databricks
13 8 (2.75%) arcserve
13 8 (2.75%) CommVault