Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 790 861 1015
Rank change year-on-year +71 +154 +8
Permanent jobs citing SAML 219 267 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 159 191 137
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% -4.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £113,750 £91,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.18% +30.00% +11.11%

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 48,315 60,139 71,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.95% 39.69% 40.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39,749 49,335 60,174
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 13 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 February 2020. 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 +88 212 £70,000 +7.69% 32
London +129 115 £90,000 +10.77% 6
UK excluding London +4 99 £54,486 -16.18% 26
North of England +77 31 £54,486 +13.51% 11
South East +14 29 £60,000 -11.11% 6
Midlands -2 19 £45,000 -25.00% 6
North West +49 16 £54,486 +21.08% 3
East of England +67 15 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +33 14 £45,000 -25.00% 6
North East +24 11 £38,750 -20.10% 1
Scotland +34 5 £60,900 +21.80%
East Midlands -7 5 £47,500 -20.83%
Yorkshire +27 4 £60,993 +25.11% 7

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 107 (48.86%) OAuth
2 85 (38.81%) Single Sign-On
3 82 (37.44%) OpenID
4 70 (31.96%) Java
5 66 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (26.94%) DevOps
7 58 (26.48%) Linux
8 57 (26.03%) Identity Access Management
9 56 (25.57%) REST
10 55 (25.11%) Azure
11 54 (24.66%) AWS
12 50 (22.83%) LDAP
13 48 (21.92%) JavaScript
14 47 (21.46%) Web Services
15 41 (18.72%) Python
16 40 (18.26%) Microsoft
17 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
18 38 (17.35%) SOAP
19 36 (16.44%) Windows
20 35 (15.98%) JSON
21 34 (15.53%) SQL
21 34 (15.53%) Office 365
22 32 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (14.61%) SSL
22 32 (14.61%) Software Engineering
23 31 (14.16%) Information Security
23 31 (14.16%) Puppet
24 30 (13.70%) Computer Science
24 30 (13.70%) MuleSoft
25 29 (13.24%) Jenkins

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 25 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.94%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.57%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.11%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.74%) Confluence
6 4 (1.83%) JBoss
6 4 (1.83%) Liferay
7 3 (1.37%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.37%) Mule
8 2 (0.91%) Apache
8 2 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.91%) CMS
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.91%) IIS
8 2 (0.91%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.11%) Azure
2 54 (24.66%) AWS
3 34 (15.53%) Office 365
4 27 (12.33%) GCP
5 26 (11.87%) PaaS
6 17 (7.76%) IaaS
7 15 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.65%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (3.65%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (3.65%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (3.65%) SaaS
9 5 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.83%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.83%) Apigee
10 4 (1.83%) GitHub
10 4 (1.83%) iPaaS
10 4 (1.83%) Serverless
11 2 (0.91%) Akamai
11 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.61%) SSL
2 28 (12.79%) Kerberos
3 27 (12.33%) Firewall
4 21 (9.59%) VPN
5 20 (9.13%) HTTP
6 18 (8.22%) DNS
7 13 (5.94%) Skype
8 9 (4.11%) HTTPS
9 8 (3.65%) IPsec
9 8 (3.65%) SAN
10 7 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.20%) DHCP
10 7 (3.20%) Internet
11 6 (2.74%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (2.74%) VSAN
12 5 (2.28%) WAN
13 4 (1.83%) ATM
13 4 (1.83%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.94%) Big Data
1 13 (5.94%) Hadoop
2 12 (5.48%) MySQL
3 9 (4.11%) Apache Hive
3 9 (4.11%) HBase
3 9 (4.11%) Sqoop
4 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.37%) DB2
7 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.68%) GitLab
3 17 (7.76%) Snyk
3 17 (7.76%) SonarQube
4 15 (6.85%) Metasploit
5 6 (2.74%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.74%) JIRA
5 6 (2.74%) Subversion
6 5 (2.28%) Maven
7 4 (1.83%) Ant
7 4 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.91%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.91%) JMeter
9 2 (0.91%) JUnit
9 2 (0.91%) Postman
9 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.46%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.46%) GoCD
General
1 28 (12.79%) Finance
2 15 (6.85%) Banking
3 14 (6.39%) Retail
4 8 (3.65%) Marketing
5 7 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.83%) Games
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (21.92%) Developer
2 47 (21.46%) Architect
3 21 (9.59%) Consultant
4 16 (7.31%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 15 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.85%) Subject Matter Expert
6 13 (5.94%) SAP Architect
7 12 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Integration Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Integration Developer
8 11 (5.02%) SAP Developer
8 11 (5.02%) Security Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.65%) Identity Management Manager
9 8 (3.65%) Senior Manager
10 6 (2.74%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.74%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.74%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (48.86%) OAuth
2 82 (37.44%) OpenID
3 56 (25.57%) REST
4 50 (22.83%) LDAP
5 47 (21.46%) Web Services
6 38 (17.35%) SOAP
7 35 (15.98%) JSON
8 28 (12.79%) .NET
9 26 (11.87%) J2EE
10 25 (11.42%) HTML
11 23 (10.50%) XML
12 22 (10.05%) SailPoint
12 22 (10.05%) XACML
13 19 (8.68%) CSS
13 19 (8.68%) OAuth2
14 18 (8.22%) HTML5
15 16 (7.31%) JMS
16 15 (6.85%) Kafka
17 14 (6.39%) JDBC
18 13 (5.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.31%) PKI
2 14 (6.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.39%) Replication
3 13 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.48%) User Experience
4 12 (5.48%) Virtual Team
5 11 (5.02%) Clustering
6 10 (4.57%) Public Cloud
7 9 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.28%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.83%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.37%) Blog
11 3 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.37%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.48%) Linux
2 36 (16.44%) Windows
3 25 (11.42%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.85%) Kali Linux
5 14 (6.39%) Unix
6 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (26.94%) DevOps
3 57 (26.03%) Identity Access Management
4 32 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 31 (14.16%) Information Security
6 30 (13.70%) Computer Science
7 27 (12.33%) Identity Management
7 27 (12.33%) Infrastructure Automation
7 27 (12.33%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.87%) Deployment Automation
8 26 (11.87%) ITIL
8 26 (11.87%) Microservices
8 26 (11.87%) Security Architecture
9 23 (10.50%) Configuration Management
10 21 (9.59%) High Availability
10 21 (9.59%) SDLC
10 21 (9.59%) Secure Coding
10 21 (9.59%) TDD
11 18 (8.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.96%) Java
2 48 (21.92%) JavaScript
3 41 (18.72%) Python
4 34 (15.53%) SQL
5 25 (11.42%) Bash Shell
6 18 (8.22%) C++
7 17 (7.76%) Go
8 14 (6.39%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.94%) Groovy
10 12 (5.48%) C#
11 11 (5.02%) Ruby
12 5 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.91%) C
15 2 (0.91%) PHP
15 2 (0.91%) R
16 1 (0.46%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (11.42%) Degree
2 22 (10.05%) CISSP
3 18 (8.22%) CCNA
3 18 (8.22%) CCNP
3 18 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.02%) PhD
5 10 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.65%) MCSA
6 8 (3.65%) MCSE
6 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.20%) Master's Degree
7 7 (3.20%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.83%) VCAP
9 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.37%) CISM
11 2 (0.91%) CISA
11 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.46%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.46%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.02%) QA
3 8 (3.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.83%) NIST
5 3 (1.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.91%) GDPR
6 2 (0.91%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.46%) NCSC
7 1 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (5.02%) Docker
4 9 (4.11%) HDFS
4 9 (4.11%) RACF
4 9 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.65%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.74%) vCloud
6 6 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.74%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.74%) vSphere
6 6 (2.74%) Xen
6 6 (2.74%) XenApp
6 6 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.83%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.46%) NDS
9 1 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 85 (38.81%) Single Sign-On
2 31 (14.16%) Puppet
3 28 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (11.87%) Ansible
4 26 (11.87%) Kubernetes
5 17 (7.76%) Nessus
5 17 (7.76%) Sysdig
6 15 (6.85%) Nmap
6 15 (6.85%) Terraform
7 12 (5.48%) vCenter Server
8 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (4.11%) Ambari
9 9 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (4.11%) Oozie
10 7 (3.20%) FortiGate
11 6 (2.74%) XenMobile
12 5 (2.28%) AirWatch
12 5 (2.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 5 (2.28%) WSUS
13 4 (1.83%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 40 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.70%) MuleSoft
3 27 (12.33%) ForgeRock
4 20 (9.13%) IBM
5 19 (8.68%) CyberArk
5 19 (8.68%) Google
6 18 (8.22%) TIBCO
7 17 (7.76%) VMware
8 16 (7.31%) Qualys
9 15 (6.85%) SAP
10 14 (6.39%) Cisco
11 13 (5.94%) Oracle
12 11 (5.02%) CheckPoint
12 11 (5.02%) ServiceNow
13 10 (4.57%) Citrix
14 9 (4.11%) Cloudera
14 9 (4.11%) Hortonworks
14 9 (4.11%) Veeam
15 7 (3.20%) Okta
16 6 (2.74%) Zerto