Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 912 1040 1052
Rank change year-on-year +128 +12 +143
Permanent jobs citing SAML 221 154 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.086% 0.099%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 137 116 151
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,750 £83,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +50.60% -7.78% -18.18%

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 63,325 71,585 72,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 40.10% 39.16%
Number of salaries quoted 52,111 59,621 62,684
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +109 202 £65,000 +13.04% 48
UK excluding London +126 149 £62,500 +50.60% 24
London +74 66 £75,000 +15.38% 27
South East +59 48 £65,000 +18.18% 10
Midlands +56 44 £60,000 +73.91% 4
East Midlands - 28 £70,000 - 2
East of England +45 25 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +31 16 £58,750 +70.29% 2
North of England +7 11 £48,750 -32.76% 4
Scotland +5 11 £65,000 +56.63% 3
North West +13 8 £57,750 -23.00% 2
South West +1 7 £70,000 +71.78% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +23 3 £48,750 -32.76%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 155 (70.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (65.61%) OAuth
3 116 (52.49%) Microsoft
4 103 (46.61%) Active Directory
5 101 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (42.53%) Amazon AWS
7 86 (38.91%) SQL
8 83 (37.56%) DevOps
9 80 (36.20%) JavaScript
10 78 (35.29%) Web Services
11 76 (34.39%) Degree
12 73 (33.03%) Windows
12 73 (33.03%) Linux
13 71 (32.13%) Computer Science
14 69 (31.22%) .NET
15 62 (28.05%) Docker
16 61 (27.60%) HTML
17 60 (27.15%) Microservices
18 59 (26.70%) Java
18 59 (26.70%) SaaS
19 58 (26.24%) Identity Access Management
20 55 (24.89%) Node.js
21 50 (22.62%) HTML5
21 50 (22.62%) Kubernetes
22 49 (22.17%) Deployment Automation
22 49 (22.17%) REST
23 48 (21.72%) OpenID
24 44 (19.91%) C#
25 43 (19.46%) Single Sign-On
26 42 (19.00%) Serverless

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 30 (13.57%) Confluence
2 21 (9.50%) Apache Spark
3 17 (7.69%) Apache
4 12 (5.43%) Apache Solr
5 11 (4.98%) JBoss
5 11 (4.98%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.07%) OpenStack
7 7 (3.17%) IIS
7 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.17%) Traefik
8 5 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.26%) nginx
8 5 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.26%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.81%) Mule
10 3 (1.36%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.36%) WordPress
11 2 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.90%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 155 (70.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (42.53%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (26.70%) SaaS
4 42 (19.00%) Serverless
5 40 (18.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (12.67%) PaaS
7 19 (8.60%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (8.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (8.60%) IaaS
8 18 (8.14%) GitHub
8 18 (8.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (6.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (6.33%) Amazon S3
9 14 (6.33%) Azure Functions
9 14 (6.33%) CloudFront
10 13 (5.88%) Azure Machine Learning
11 10 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (4.07%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (4.07%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 9 (4.07%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.12%) HTTP
2 25 (11.31%) Kerberos
3 20 (9.05%) Firewall
3 20 (9.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.88%) DNS
5 10 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (4.52%) SSL
6 9 (4.07%) VPN
7 8 (3.62%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (2.26%) SMTP
8 5 (2.26%) WAN
9 4 (1.81%) DHCP
9 4 (1.81%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.81%) Network Security
9 4 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.81%) SAN
9 4 (1.81%) Wireless
9 4 (1.81%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.36%) SSH
10 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.74%) NoSQL
2 21 (9.50%) MongoDB
2 21 (9.50%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.60%) Big Data
4 18 (8.14%) SQL Server
5 15 (6.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.88%) Cosmos DB
6 13 (5.88%) Data Lake
6 13 (5.88%) Hadoop
7 12 (5.43%) MySQL
7 12 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (4.98%) Geospatial Data
9 10 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (4.52%) RDBMS
10 9 (4.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (4.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (3.17%) Power BI
12 5 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.90%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 32 (14.48%) JIRA
2 28 (12.67%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.50%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (5.43%) Jasmine
5 12 (5.43%) Log4Net
5 12 (5.43%) NUnit
6 10 (4.52%) Vagrant
6 10 (4.52%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.62%) Maven
8 7 (3.17%) Subversion
9 6 (2.71%) Selenium
9 6 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.81%) AutoIt
10 4 (1.81%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.36%) gulp
11 3 (1.36%) webpack
12 2 (0.90%) git-flow
12 2 (0.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 38 (17.19%) Finance
2 27 (12.22%) Banking
3 15 (6.79%) Games
4 9 (4.07%) Retail
5 8 (3.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (26.24%) Developer
2 31 (14.03%) Architect
3 26 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (9.95%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.24%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.24%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.79%) Consultant
6 15 (6.79%) Subject Matter Expert
7 14 (6.33%) Security Architect
8 12 (5.43%) Lead Developer
8 12 (5.43%) Software Developer
8 12 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.98%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (4.98%) Lead Java Developer
9 11 (4.98%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (4.52%) Azure Developer
10 10 (4.52%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Lead DevOps
11 9 (4.07%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (65.61%) OAuth
2 78 (35.29%) Web Services
3 69 (31.22%) .NET
4 61 (27.60%) HTML
5 55 (24.89%) Node.js
6 50 (22.62%) HTML5
7 49 (22.17%) REST
8 48 (21.72%) OpenID
9 42 (19.00%) JSON
10 26 (11.76%) J2EE
11 23 (10.41%) Kafka
12 22 (9.95%) ASP.NET
12 22 (9.95%) OAuth2
13 21 (9.50%) SOAP
14 20 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (8.60%) CSS
15 19 (8.60%) LDAP
16 18 (8.14%) .NET Framework
17 17 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.29%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 32 (14.48%) Public Cloud
3 26 (11.76%) Virtual Team
4 24 (10.86%) Management Information System
4 24 (10.86%) Mobile App
5 23 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (8.60%) CESG
7 18 (8.14%) PKI
8 9 (4.07%) Enterprise Cloud
8 9 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.71%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (2.26%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.81%) User Experience
13 3 (1.36%) e-Learning
13 3 (1.36%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
13 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Linux
1 73 (33.03%) Windows
2 18 (8.14%) Unix
3 11 (4.98%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.81%) Android
6 4 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.36%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) Debian
8 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (37.56%) DevOps
3 71 (32.13%) Computer Science
4 60 (27.15%) Microservices
5 58 (26.24%) Identity Access Management
6 49 (22.17%) Deployment Automation
7 35 (15.84%) Configuration Management
7 35 (15.84%) Unit Testing
8 34 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 33 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (14.48%) Project Management
11 31 (14.03%) Identity Management
11 31 (14.03%) Software Engineering
12 30 (13.57%) Secure Coding
13 29 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (13.12%) TDD
14 28 (12.67%) MVC
15 27 (12.22%) Information Security
15 27 (12.22%) Open Source
16 26 (11.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.91%) SQL
2 80 (36.20%) JavaScript
3 59 (26.70%) Java
4 44 (19.91%) C#
5 37 (16.74%) Python
6 30 (13.57%) PowerShell
7 18 (8.14%) T-SQL
8 14 (6.33%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.43%) TypeScript
10 10 (4.52%) Perl
11 8 (3.62%) PHP
12 7 (3.17%) Ruby
12 7 (3.17%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.26%) Elixir
13 5 (2.26%) Erlang
14 1 (0.45%) C++
14 1 (0.45%) COBOL
14 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) R
14 1 (0.45%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 76 (34.39%) Degree
2 28 (12.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (11.76%) CISSP
4 25 (11.31%) Master's Degree
5 20 (9.05%) MCITP
5 20 (9.05%) MCSE
5 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.52%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.07%) ISEB
8 7 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.71%) AWS Certification
9 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.71%) CISM
10 5 (2.26%) CEH
10 5 (2.26%) OSCP
10 5 (2.26%) SANS
11 4 (1.81%) CCNA
11 4 (1.81%) CCNP
12 2 (0.90%) CCSP
12 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.24%) GDPR
3 11 (4.98%) Data Quality
4 7 (3.17%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.81%) PMBOK
6 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.90%) Basel III
7 2 (0.90%) COBIT
7 2 (0.90%) QA
7 2 (0.90%) RMADS
8 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.45%) PSD2
8 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 62 (28.05%) Docker
3 15 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.81%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.36%) XenApp
8 2 (0.90%) NDS
8 2 (0.90%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (22.62%) Kubernetes
2 43 (19.46%) Single Sign-On
3 35 (15.84%) Terraform
4 26 (11.76%) Ansible
5 17 (7.69%) Puppet
6 15 (6.79%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (4.98%) Mesos
8 9 (4.07%) rkt
9 7 (3.17%) Consul
9 7 (3.17%) Packer
10 4 (1.81%) Kibana
11 3 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.90%) CloudHub
12 2 (0.90%) Nagios
12 2 (0.90%) Nessus
12 2 (0.90%) SCOM
13 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.45%) OpenView
13 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 116 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.84%) ForgeRock
3 28 (12.67%) Google
4 23 (10.41%) Oracle
5 21 (9.50%) VMware
6 19 (8.60%) New Relic
7 14 (6.33%) CyberArk
7 14 (6.33%) IBM
8 11 (4.98%) Remedy
9 10 (4.52%) Databricks
10 9 (4.07%) Cisco
11 6 (2.71%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.71%) MuleSoft
11 6 (2.71%) Okta
11 6 (2.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.26%) Adobe
13 4 (1.81%) Rackspace
13 4 (1.81%) Veeam
14 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.36%) Twitter