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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 893 743 565
Rank change year-on-year -150 -178 +289
Permanent jobs citing SAML 346 286 215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 131 186 176
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £58,375
25th Percentile £51,500 £46,250 £65,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -27.27% +26.92%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £120,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £83,750 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,820 £65,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +2.80% -8.77% +18.75%

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 65,014 46,715 25,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.96% 40.53% 40.82%
Number of salaries quoted 29,012 30,519 21,187
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,873 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -152 271 £68,500 +14.17% 31
Work from Home -147 185 £75,000 +25.00% 16
London -141 156 £80,000 +45.45% 14
UK excluding London -92 128 £66,820 +2.80% 18
South East -41 41 £77,500 +37.17% 2
North of England -71 27 £55,000 -26.67% 7
South West +3 18 £50,000 -31.03% 4
Scotland -30 17 £77,500 +6.90% 1
Yorkshire -41 16 £51,250 -31.67% 3
East of England -48 12 £63,500 +49.41% 2
Midlands -44 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North West -57 10 £66,140 +15.65% 3
West Midlands -53 8 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands -9 3 £75,000 +66.67% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £65,000 -
North East -9 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 214 (61.85%) Azure
2 192 (55.49%) OAuth
3 168 (48.55%) AWS
4 123 (35.55%) Active Directory
5 121 (34.97%) Agile
6 110 (31.79%) Microsoft
6 110 (31.79%) Java
7 103 (29.77%) OAuth2
7 103 (29.77%) Docker
8 102 (29.48%) Finance
9 98 (28.32%) Single Sign-On
10 92 (26.59%) Kubernetes
11 85 (24.57%) Serverless
12 82 (23.70%) GCP
12 82 (23.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 82 (23.70%) Firewall
13 80 (23.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 79 (22.83%) SQL
15 77 (22.25%) Windows
15 77 (22.25%) Terraform
16 74 (21.39%) Cybersecurity
17 73 (21.10%) Social Skills
18 72 (20.81%) NoSQL
19 71 (20.52%) AWS Lambda
20 70 (20.23%) Python
21 69 (19.94%) Spring
21 69 (19.94%) Git (software)
22 68 (19.65%) Microservices
23 67 (19.36%) OpenID
23 67 (19.36%) Banking

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 14 (4.05%) Tomcat
2 13 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.60%) Confluence
4 7 (2.02%) WordPress
5 6 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.45%) Drupal
7 4 (1.16%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.87%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Apache TomEE
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 214 (61.85%) Azure
2 168 (48.55%) AWS
3 85 (24.57%) Serverless
4 82 (23.70%) GCP
5 80 (23.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 71 (20.52%) AWS Lambda
7 65 (18.79%) Microsoft 365
8 50 (14.45%) Azure Functions
9 47 (13.58%) SaaS
10 25 (7.23%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (6.94%) PaaS
12 23 (6.65%) IaaS
13 19 (5.49%) AWS CloudTrail
14 17 (4.91%) Amazon Cognito
14 17 (4.91%) Amazon S3
15 16 (4.62%) CloudFront
16 15 (4.34%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (2.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 82 (23.70%) Firewall
2 40 (11.56%) DNS
3 38 (10.98%) Network Security
4 27 (7.80%) SSL
5 22 (6.36%) VPN
6 20 (5.78%) Internet
7 16 (4.62%) LAN
7 16 (4.62%) WAN
8 15 (4.34%) SNMP
9 14 (4.05%) HTTP
9 14 (4.05%) TCP/IP
10 11 (3.18%) DHCP
11 9 (2.60%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.73%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.45%) IPsec
13 5 (1.45%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.16%) X.509
15 3 (0.87%) DMZ
15 3 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.81%) NoSQL
2 28 (8.09%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.49%) MySQL
5 15 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.02%) Redis
9 6 (1.73%) BigQuery
9 6 (1.73%) GIS
10 5 (1.45%) Big Data
10 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 69 (19.94%) Git (software)
2 61 (17.63%) Jenkins
3 59 (17.05%) Maven
4 47 (13.58%) Gradle
4 47 (13.58%) Mockito
4 47 (13.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (6.36%) JIRA
6 12 (3.47%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.89%) GitLab
8 4 (1.16%) Snyk
9 3 (0.87%) AutoIt
9 3 (0.87%) Selenium
10 2 (0.58%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.58%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.58%) JUnit
10 2 (0.58%) Terragrunt
11 1 (0.29%) Babel
11 1 (0.29%) Liquibase
11 1 (0.29%) webpack
11 1 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 102 (29.48%) Finance
2 73 (21.10%) Social Skills
3 67 (19.36%) Banking
4 49 (14.16%) Legal
5 47 (13.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 27 (7.80%) Law
7 20 (5.78%) Influencing Skills
8 19 (5.49%) Retail
9 18 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (3.18%) Marketing
11 10 (2.89%) Publishing
12 9 (2.60%) Telecoms
13 8 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (2.02%) Advertising
14 7 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (1.45%) Back Office
16 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
16 5 (1.45%) Police
16 5 (1.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 76 (21.97%) Architect
2 69 (19.94%) Developer
3 58 (16.76%) Security Engineer
4 40 (11.56%) Java Developer
5 33 (9.54%) Security Architect
5 33 (9.54%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (8.09%) IT Engineer
7 25 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 24 (6.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (6.65%) IT Security Engineer
10 20 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (5.20%) Principal Developer
11 18 (5.20%) Principal Java Developer
12 14 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.05%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.18%) Java Engineer
13 11 (3.18%) Security Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.18%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (55.49%) OAuth
2 103 (29.77%) OAuth2
3 69 (19.94%) Spring
4 67 (19.36%) OpenID
5 65 (18.79%) RESTful
6 62 (17.92%) Spring Boot
7 59 (17.05%) LDAP
7 59 (17.05%) REST
8 49 (14.16%) Kafka
9 48 (13.87%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (8.96%) Node.js
10 31 (8.96%) React
11 23 (6.65%) .NET
12 18 (5.20%) CSS
13 17 (4.91%) XML
14 16 (4.62%) AngularJS
14 16 (4.62%) JWT
15 14 (4.05%) JSON
16 12 (3.47%) Django
17 11 (3.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.87%) Management Information System
2 47 (13.58%) Social Network
3 32 (9.25%) Public Cloud
4 31 (8.96%) PKI
5 29 (8.38%) Cloud Native
6 26 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (6.94%) Data Centre
8 17 (4.91%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (4.91%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.18%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.60%) Clustering
10 9 (2.60%) PropTech
11 8 (2.31%) Life Science
12 7 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (1.45%) IoT
15 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
15 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.25%) Windows
2 49 (14.16%) Linux
3 29 (8.38%) Windows Server
4 28 (8.09%) Unix
5 11 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.31%) Android
7 8 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.73%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.58%) CentOS
10 2 (0.58%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.97%) Agile
2 82 (23.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 74 (21.39%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (19.65%) Microservices
5 66 (19.08%) DevOps
6 61 (17.63%) OO
7 60 (17.34%) OOP
7 60 (17.34%) Secure Coding
8 59 (17.05%) Information Security
9 57 (16.47%) OWASP
10 55 (15.90%) Machine Learning
11 53 (15.32%) Asset Management
11 53 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (15.03%) TDD
13 51 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (14.16%) Architectural Design
14 49 (14.16%) Functional Programming
15 48 (13.87%) Event-Driven
15 48 (13.87%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 48 (13.87%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 110 (31.79%) Java
2 79 (22.83%) SQL
3 70 (20.23%) Python
4 55 (15.90%) Go
4 55 (15.90%) JavaScript
5 34 (9.83%) PowerShell
6 17 (4.91%) C#
7 14 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.02%) Bash
8 7 (2.02%) PHP
9 5 (1.45%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.58%) Bicep
10 2 (0.58%) ES6
11 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) R
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (17.63%) Degree
2 28 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (7.80%) CEH
3 27 (7.80%) Security Cleared
4 26 (7.51%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.20%) CISSP
5 18 (5.20%) DV Cleared
6 15 (4.34%) AWS Certification
6 15 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (3.76%) CCSP
8 13 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.18%) CISM
9 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.89%) CCA
11 9 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (2.60%) CCSK
12 8 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.45%) OSCP
14 4 (1.16%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (18.50%) QA
2 50 (14.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (8.67%) NIST
4 26 (7.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 25 (7.23%) GDPR
6 19 (5.49%) NCSC
7 18 (5.20%) RMADS
8 15 (4.34%) PCI DSS
9 13 (3.76%) GxP
10 9 (2.60%) GRC
11 8 (2.31%) SLA
12 6 (1.73%) Actionable Recommendations
12 6 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.58%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.29%) COBIT
14 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (35.55%) Active Directory
2 103 (29.77%) Docker
3 19 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.31%) DFS Replication
5 8 (2.31%) Shibboleth
6 7 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.58%) Firmware
8 2 (0.58%) Squid
8 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.58%) XenApp
9 1 (0.29%) Postfix
9 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (28.32%) Single Sign-On
2 92 (26.59%) Kubernetes
3 77 (22.25%) Terraform
4 39 (11.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 29 (8.38%) Ansible
6 17 (4.91%) Nexpose
7 9 (2.60%) CASB
7 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.60%) SCOM
8 8 (2.31%) Puppet
9 6 (1.73%) Istio
10 4 (1.16%) Opsgenie
11 3 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.58%) Grafana
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.58%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.58%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.29%) Forum Sentry
13 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 110 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.29%) Google
3 28 (8.09%) VMware
4 22 (6.36%) Okta
5 21 (6.07%) Splunk
6 18 (5.20%) Palo Alto
7 17 (4.91%) Centrify
7 17 (4.91%) Oracle
8 15 (4.34%) Cisco
9 13 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.18%) CyberArk
10 11 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.89%) Atlassian
12 8 (2.31%) SAP
13 5 (1.45%) Actuate
13 5 (1.45%) Brio
13 5 (1.45%) IBM
13 5 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.16%) ESRI
14 4 (1.16%) F5