Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 431 524 507
Rank change year-on-year +93 -17 -113
Permanent jobs citing SAS 444 596 853
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.37% 3.31% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 250 534 556
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
10th Percentile £36,200 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% -4.26%

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 10,149 18,023 23,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 14.66% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8,020 14,624 19,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,850
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.02% +3.25%

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 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 16 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 27 February 2021. 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 +45 319 £60,000 +10.40% 75
UK excluding London +22 168 £50,000 +14.94% 46
London +91 166 £65,000 - 36
Work from Home +1 137 £65,000 -27.78% 8
South East +113 55 £45,000 -30.77% 12
Midlands +33 41 £55,000 +24.29% 11
West Midlands +20 28 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Scotland +3 22 £55,000 +33.54% 6
East of England +98 21 - - 3
North of England -2 21 £45,000 +14.84% 12
East Midlands +35 13 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire +1 11 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North West +43 10 £45,000 +28.57% 7
South West +11 5 £60,000 +55.84% 1
Wales +39 2 £52,500 -20.15% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 218 (49.10%) Analytics
2 215 (48.42%) SQL
3 152 (34.23%) Python
4 128 (28.83%) Statistics
5 122 (27.48%) R
6 120 (27.03%) Degree
7 118 (26.58%) Data Analytics
8 107 (24.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 100 (22.52%) Data Science
10 98 (22.07%) CDISC
11 93 (20.95%) Computer Science
12 91 (20.50%) Data Management
13 89 (20.05%) Mentoring
14 87 (19.59%) Hadoop
14 87 (19.59%) Mathematics
15 86 (19.37%) Java
16 85 (19.14%) Azure
17 80 (18.02%) Requirements Gathering
18 79 (17.79%) Power Platform
18 79 (17.79%) Big Data
18 79 (17.79%) Power BI
18 79 (17.79%) Project Management
19 77 (17.34%) Analytical Skills
19 77 (17.34%) AWS
20 76 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
21 74 (16.67%) Finance
22 67 (15.09%) Process Improvement
22 67 (15.09%) Visualisation
23 65 (14.64%) Oracle
24 64 (14.41%) Cloudera

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 22 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.80%) Apache Pig
3 7 (1.58%) IIS
3 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.90%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.45%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.45%) CICS
6 2 (0.45%) Gentran
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.41%) SPSS
3 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.23%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.58%) Infor M3
2 7 (1.58%) NetSuite
2 7 (1.58%) SAP Business One
3 6 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.35%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (19.14%) Azure
2 79 (17.79%) Power Platform
3 77 (17.34%) AWS
4 11 (2.48%) GCP
5 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.58%) SaaS
6 6 (1.35%) IaaS
6 6 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (0.68%) Serverless
7 3 (0.68%) Veeva
8 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.23%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.35%) Firewall
2 5 (1.13%) SAN
3 4 (0.90%) LAN
3 4 (0.90%) VoIP
3 4 (0.90%) WAN
4 3 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.23%) MPLS
5 1 (0.23%) OSPF
5 1 (0.23%) RSVP
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.59%) Hadoop
2 79 (17.79%) Big Data
2 79 (17.79%) Power BI
3 59 (13.29%) Tableau
4 57 (12.84%) QlikView
5 53 (11.94%) Oracle Database
5 53 (11.94%) Pentaho
6 45 (10.14%) BusinessObjects
7 43 (9.68%) Base SAS
8 42 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (7.43%) Apache Hive
11 30 (6.76%) Impala
12 29 (6.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 29 (6.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 27 (6.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 27 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (5.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 24 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (5.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (5.41%) Artifactory
1 24 (5.41%) Bitbucket
1 24 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 23 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.18%) Maven
3 3 (0.68%) ProC
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.23%) GitLab
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 107 (24.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 74 (16.67%) Finance
3 46 (10.36%) Banking
4 24 (5.41%) Marketing
5 9 (2.03%) Czech Language
6 8 (1.80%) Brand Awareness
6 8 (1.80%) Games
6 8 (1.80%) Law
6 8 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.35%) Advertising
7 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 4 (0.90%) Retail
9 3 (0.68%) French Language
9 3 (0.68%) German Language
9 3 (0.68%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.68%) Social Science
10 2 (0.45%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (31.08%) Programmer
2 93 (20.95%) Statistical Programmer
3 77 (17.34%) Senior Programmer
4 59 (13.29%) Data Scientist
5 58 (13.06%) Data Engineer
6 56 (12.61%) Senior Statistical Programmer
7 53 (11.94%) Analyst
8 27 (6.08%) SAS Programmer
9 26 (5.86%) Consultant
9 26 (5.86%) Data Analyst
10 23 (5.18%) Data Manager
11 18 (4.05%) Senior Manager
12 16 (3.60%) Architect
12 16 (3.60%) Senior Data Scientist
13 15 (3.38%) Data Consultant
14 13 (2.93%) Senior SAS Programmer
15 12 (2.70%) Developer
15 12 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
16 10 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
16 10 (2.25%) Data Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.08%) XML
2 10 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (2.25%) TensorFlow
3 9 (2.03%) .NET
4 6 (1.35%) Pandas
4 6 (1.35%) Spring
5 5 (1.13%) Shiny
6 4 (0.90%) Kafka
7 3 (0.68%) Flash
7 3 (0.68%) Keras
7 3 (0.68%) Matplotlib
7 3 (0.68%) NetworkX
7 3 (0.68%) NumPy
7 3 (0.68%) POSIX
7 3 (0.68%) PySpark
7 3 (0.68%) PyTorch
7 3 (0.68%) scikit-learn
7 3 (0.68%) SciPy
7 3 (0.68%) SpaCy
7 3 (0.68%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.34%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (13.06%) Life Science
3 34 (7.66%) Biotechnology
4 16 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.70%) Pharmacovigilance
7 9 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.80%) FMCG
8 8 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.13%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.23%) NHS
13 1 (0.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.88%) Unix
2 6 (1.35%) Linux
3 5 (1.13%) Windows
4 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
4 3 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) SUSE
6 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (49.10%) Analytics
2 128 (28.83%) Statistics
3 118 (26.58%) Data Analytics
4 100 (22.52%) Data Science
5 93 (20.95%) Computer Science
6 91 (20.50%) Data Management
7 89 (20.05%) Mentoring
8 87 (19.59%) Mathematics
9 80 (18.02%) Requirements Gathering
10 79 (17.79%) Project Management
11 76 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
12 67 (15.09%) Process Improvement
12 67 (15.09%) Visualisation
13 61 (13.74%) Coaching
14 59 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
15 57 (12.84%) Validation
16 53 (11.94%) Machine Learning
17 52 (11.71%) Biostatistics
17 52 (11.71%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 215 (48.42%) SQL
2 152 (34.23%) Python
3 122 (27.48%) R
4 86 (19.37%) Java
5 54 (12.16%) PL/SQL
6 44 (9.91%) C
6 44 (9.91%) C++
7 32 (7.21%) Shell Script
8 30 (6.76%) HiveQL
8 30 (6.76%) JavaScript
9 25 (5.63%) SAS Macro
10 11 (2.48%) C#
10 11 (2.48%) Perl
10 11 (2.48%) VB
11 10 (2.25%) VBA
12 9 (2.03%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.80%) F#
14 6 (1.35%) PL/1
15 4 (0.90%) Scala
16 3 (0.68%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (27.03%) Degree
2 30 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.28%) Master's Degree
3 19 (4.28%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (2.93%) PhD
6 7 (1.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ACCA
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (22.07%) CDISC
2 41 (9.23%) Data Quality
3 33 (7.43%) QA
4 25 (5.63%) Good Clinical Practice
5 14 (3.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (1.58%) COBIT
7 4 (0.90%) SLA
8 3 (0.68%) GDPR
8 3 (0.68%) IFRS
9 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 30 (6.76%) HDFS
2 3 (0.68%) GPFS
2 3 (0.68%) NFS
3 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (5.41%) Ansible
2 23 (5.18%) Terraform
3 3 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 65 (14.64%) Oracle
2 64 (14.41%) Cloudera
3 50 (11.26%) Talend
4 46 (10.36%) Informatica
5 40 (9.01%) Microsoft
6 29 (6.53%) Teradata
7 25 (5.63%) SAP
8 17 (3.83%) Google
9 12 (2.70%) Databricks
9 12 (2.70%) Facebook
9 12 (2.70%) IBM
10 10 (2.25%) Twitter
10 10 (2.25%) YouTube
11 9 (2.03%) Cognos
12 8 (1.80%) App Annie
12 8 (1.80%) CA
13 7 (1.58%) Epicor
13 7 (1.58%) IFS
13 7 (1.58%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.58%) ServiceNow