Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAS over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 545 478
Rank change year-on-year +51 -67 -133
Permanent jobs citing SAS 218 677 1,022
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.06% 3.28% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 168 515 789
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,725 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £82,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +24.71% -5.56% -

SAS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,120 20,634 27,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.30% 14.83% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5,798 16,303 22,186
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,885 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.93% -1.41% +6.10%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAS.

Salary trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAS within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +79 201 £55,000 +4.76% 43
UK excluding London +86 113 £53,000 +24.71% 23
London +84 99 £67,500 +17.39% 27
South East +132 39 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Midlands +72 24 £45,000 +8.43% 2
West Midlands +45 20 £45,000 +8.43% 2
North of England +149 18 £40,750 -1.21% 6
Work from Home +47 18 £47,500 -9.52% 16
South West +120 14 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North West +107 13 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Scotland +66 7 £48,500 +38.57% 7
Wales +41 6 £42,049 +5.12%
East of England +131 5 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Yorkshire +113 5 £43,000 -1.71% 5
East Midlands +74 4 £67,500 +82.43%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT jobs citing SAS 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 SAS.

1 126 (57.80%) SQL
2 107 (49.08%) Python
3 95 (43.58%) Analytics
4 77 (35.32%) R
4 77 (35.32%) Oracle
5 75 (34.40%) Power BI
5 75 (34.40%) Power Platform
6 69 (31.65%) Hadoop
6 69 (31.65%) Azure
7 65 (29.82%) Java
7 65 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (28.44%) BusinessObjects
9 62 (28.44%) Finance
10 61 (27.98%) AWS
11 59 (27.06%) Requirements Gathering
12 57 (26.15%) Data Analytics
12 57 (26.15%) Mentoring
13 51 (23.39%) Cloudera
14 50 (22.94%) Software Engineering
15 49 (22.48%) ETL
15 49 (22.48%) PL/SQL
16 48 (22.02%) Big Data
17 47 (21.56%) Oracle Database
18 45 (20.64%) Informatica
18 45 (20.64%) Pentaho
19 44 (20.18%) Data Science
20 43 (19.72%) Coaching
21 42 (19.27%) Process Improvement
22 41 (18.81%) Scrum

SAS
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 18 (8.26%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.34%) IIS
2 16 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.88%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.21%) Apache
5 3 (1.38%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.38%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.92%) CICS
6 2 (0.92%) Gentran
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.50%) SPSS
3 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.46%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 16 (7.34%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.92%) FastStats
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.92%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.46%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 75 (34.40%) Power Platform
2 69 (31.65%) Azure
3 61 (27.98%) AWS
4 18 (8.26%) PaaS
4 18 (8.26%) SaaS
5 16 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (7.34%) IaaS
6 9 (4.13%) GCP
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.46%) Office 365
7 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (34.40%) Power BI
2 69 (31.65%) Hadoop
3 62 (28.44%) BusinessObjects
4 48 (22.02%) Big Data
5 47 (21.56%) Oracle Database
6 45 (20.64%) Pentaho
7 37 (16.97%) SQL Server
8 35 (16.06%) Apache Hive
8 35 (16.06%) Impala
9 21 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (9.17%) Base SAS
10 20 (9.17%) QlikView
11 19 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (8.72%) DB2
12 18 (8.26%) MySQL
13 17 (7.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 16 (7.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 16 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (6.42%) SAS Visual Analytics
16 13 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Bitbucket
1 12 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.59%) Artifactory
2 10 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.59%) Maven
3 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.92%) PyCharm
4 2 (0.92%) RStudio
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.46%) JIRA
5 1 (0.46%) ProC
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 62 (28.44%) Finance
2 19 (8.72%) Banking
3 14 (6.42%) Marketing
4 7 (3.21%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Swedish Language
6 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (21.10%) Data Engineer
2 42 (19.27%) Analyst
3 29 (13.30%) Architect
4 26 (11.93%) Developer
5 25 (11.47%) Data Analyst
6 23 (10.55%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (7.80%) Consultant
7 17 (7.80%) Data Scientist
8 16 (7.34%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.50%) Data Consultant
10 11 (5.05%) ITSM Architect
10 11 (5.05%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) SAS Developer
12 7 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 7 (3.21%) Principal Consultant
12 7 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.75%) Analytics Consultant
13 6 (2.75%) Data Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Data Warehouse Consultant
13 6 (2.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.72%) .NET
2 15 (6.88%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (5.05%) TensorFlow
4 10 (4.59%) Pandas
5 9 (4.13%) NumPy
5 9 (4.13%) SciPy
6 7 (3.21%) PySpark
7 6 (2.75%) Keras
7 6 (2.75%) Matplotlib
7 6 (2.75%) NetworkX
7 6 (2.75%) PyTorch
7 6 (2.75%) scikit-learn
7 6 (2.75%) Shiny
7 6 (2.75%) SpaCy
7 6 (2.75%) Spring
7 6 (2.75%) XGBoost
8 3 (1.38%) HTML
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.92%) CSS
9 2 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.50%) Algorithms
3 10 (4.59%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.75%) Blog
5 6 (2.75%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.29%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.46%) CMDB
10 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) NHS
10 1 (0.46%) PMI
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.35%) Unix
2 5 (2.29%) Linux
3 1 (0.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.58%) Analytics
2 65 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (27.06%) Requirements Gathering
5 57 (26.15%) Data Analytics
5 57 (26.15%) Mentoring
6 50 (22.94%) Software Engineering
7 49 (22.48%) ETL
8 44 (20.18%) Data Science
9 43 (19.72%) Coaching
10 42 (19.27%) Process Improvement
11 41 (18.81%) Scrum
12 39 (17.89%) Software Delivery
13 35 (16.06%) Machine Learning
14 30 (13.76%) Project Management
15 23 (10.55%) Data Management
15 23 (10.55%) ITIL
15 23 (10.55%) Presales
16 22 (10.09%) Statistics
17 21 (9.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 126 (57.80%) SQL
2 107 (49.08%) Python
3 77 (35.32%) R
4 65 (29.82%) Java
5 49 (22.48%) PL/SQL
6 39 (17.89%) JavaScript
7 36 (16.51%) Shell Script
8 35 (16.06%) HiveQL
9 12 (5.50%) C
9 12 (5.50%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.67%) C++
10 8 (3.67%) VBA
11 7 (3.21%) C#
12 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.38%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.92%) COBOL
14 2 (0.92%) JCL
15 1 (0.46%) Korn
15 1 (0.46%) Perl
15 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (13.76%) Degree
2 26 (11.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.75%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) MBA
6 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.38%) PhD
7 3 (1.38%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CCA
9 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.72%) Data Quality
2 17 (7.80%) COBIT
3 4 (1.83%) QA
4 3 (1.38%) IFRS
4 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.92%) Basel III
5 2 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.92%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.92%) SLA
5 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.46%) Basel II
6 1 (0.46%) COREP
6 1 (0.46%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (16.06%) HDFS
2 2 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) Ansible
1 10 (4.59%) Terraform
2 2 (0.92%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 77 (35.32%) Oracle
2 51 (23.39%) Cloudera
3 45 (20.64%) Informatica
4 39 (17.89%) Tableau
4 39 (17.89%) Talend
5 26 (11.93%) SAP
6 20 (9.17%) IBM
7 18 (8.26%) CA
7 18 (8.26%) PeopleSoft
8 16 (7.34%) HP
8 16 (7.34%) Hyperion
8 16 (7.34%) Remedy
8 16 (7.34%) ServiceNow
8 16 (7.34%) Siebel
9 15 (6.88%) Microsoft
10 13 (5.96%) Databricks
11 11 (5.05%) Teradata
12 4 (1.83%) Cognos
13 3 (1.38%) Netezza
14 2 (0.92%) DataFlux