Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 498 540 489
Rank change year-on-year +42 -51 -141
Permanent jobs citing SAS 219 641 934
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.48% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.87% 3.26% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 171 515 710
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £31,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £40,228 £47,500
% change year-on-year +30.51% -15.31% +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 7,618 19,645 25,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.94% 14.66% 16.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6,350 15,798 20,887
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,871
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +8.75%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +57 200 £60,000 +17.65% 52
London +76 113 £65,000 +8.33% 27
UK excluding London +62 100 £52,500 +30.51% 34
South East +134 39 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Work from Home -19 28 £53,000 -21.48% 15
Midlands +49 23 £57,500 +38.55% 2
North of England +88 18 £42,750 +9.10% 14
West Midlands +25 18 £57,500 +36.90% 1
North West +95 15 £41,750 +8.89% 10
Scotland +37 11 £45,250 +20.67% 7
South West +79 5 £62,500 +47.06% 2
East Midlands +70 5 £61,250 +57.05% 1
Yorkshire +83 3 £42,750 +6.88% 3
Wales +45 3 £38,750 -3.13% 1
East of England +129 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 146 (66.67%) SQL
2 112 (51.14%) Analytics
3 108 (49.32%) Python
4 92 (42.01%) Hadoop
5 85 (38.81%) Azure
5 85 (38.81%) Power BI
5 85 (38.81%) Power Platform
6 84 (38.36%) Oracle
7 77 (35.16%) Data Analytics
8 76 (34.70%) AWS
9 73 (33.33%) Java
10 72 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (31.96%) Cloudera
12 69 (31.51%) Requirements Gathering
13 66 (30.14%) Big Data
14 64 (29.22%) Mentoring
14 64 (29.22%) BusinessObjects
15 63 (28.77%) PL/SQL
15 63 (28.77%) R
15 63 (28.77%) Oracle Database
16 62 (28.31%) Pentaho
17 57 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (24.66%) Talend
19 53 (24.20%) ETL
20 52 (23.74%) Tableau
21 51 (23.29%) Process Improvement
22 50 (22.83%) Coaching
23 48 (21.92%) Scrum
23 48 (21.92%) Software Engineering
24 47 (21.46%) Informatica

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 20 (9.13%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.85%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.48%) IIS
3 12 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.65%) Apache
5 4 (1.83%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.91%) CICS
6 2 (0.91%) Gentran
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.11%) SPSS
4 7 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.37%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.46%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (5.48%) Remedy ITSM
1 12 (5.48%) SAP GTS
2 3 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (38.81%) Azure
1 85 (38.81%) Power Platform
2 76 (34.70%) AWS
3 13 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.48%) IaaS
4 12 (5.48%) PaaS
4 12 (5.48%) SaaS
5 9 (4.11%) GCP
6 2 (0.91%) Office 365
7 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) SAN
2 3 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (1.37%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (42.01%) Hadoop
2 85 (38.81%) Power BI
3 66 (30.14%) Big Data
4 64 (29.22%) BusinessObjects
5 63 (28.77%) Oracle Database
6 62 (28.31%) Pentaho
7 52 (23.74%) Tableau
8 38 (17.35%) Apache Hive
8 38 (17.35%) Impala
9 36 (16.44%) QlikView
10 29 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (12.33%) SQL Server
12 25 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (10.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 24 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (7.76%) Base SAS
16 14 (6.39%) DB2
17 13 (5.94%) Qlik Sense
17 13 (5.94%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 27 (12.33%) Bitbucket
2 25 (11.42%) Artifactory
2 25 (11.42%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.42%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.96%) Maven
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.46%) GitLab
5 1 (0.46%) ProC
5 1 (0.46%) PyCharm
5 1 (0.46%) RStudio
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 24 (10.96%) Banking
3 11 (5.02%) Marketing
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Games
6 4 (1.83%) Swedish Language
7 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (28.77%) Data Engineer
2 28 (12.79%) Analyst
3 24 (10.96%) Data Scientist
4 22 (10.05%) Architect
5 21 (9.59%) Consultant
6 20 (9.13%) Developer
7 18 (8.22%) Data Analyst
8 16 (7.31%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (5.94%) Data Consultant
10 12 (5.48%) Data Manager
10 12 (5.48%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.48%) ITSM Architect
10 12 (5.48%) Senior Manager
11 8 (3.65%) SAS Developer
12 7 (3.20%) Analytics Consultant
12 7 (3.20%) Data Analytics Consultant
12 7 (3.20%) Data Science Manager
12 7 (3.20%) Principal Consultant
13 6 (2.74%) Data Science Director
13 6 (2.74%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.31%) .NET
2 14 (6.39%) Natural Language Processing
3 13 (5.94%) TensorFlow
4 12 (5.48%) Pandas
5 11 (5.02%) NumPy
5 11 (5.02%) SciPy
6 9 (4.11%) Spring
7 8 (3.65%) Keras
7 8 (3.65%) Matplotlib
7 8 (3.65%) NetworkX
7 8 (3.65%) PySpark
7 8 (3.65%) PyTorch
7 8 (3.65%) scikit-learn
7 8 (3.65%) Shiny
7 8 (3.65%) SpaCy
7 8 (3.65%) XGBoost
8 3 (1.37%) Flash
8 3 (1.37%) POSIX
8 3 (1.37%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.02%) Algorithms
2 11 (5.02%) Data Structures
3 10 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.11%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.20%) Blog
6 5 (2.28%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.91%) NHS
10 1 (0.46%) Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) PMI
10 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.00%) Unix
2 6 (2.74%) Windows
3 3 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (1.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.91%) Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (51.14%) Analytics
2 77 (35.16%) Data Analytics
3 72 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (31.51%) Requirements Gathering
5 64 (29.22%) Mentoring
6 57 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (24.20%) ETL
8 51 (23.29%) Process Improvement
9 50 (22.83%) Coaching
10 48 (21.92%) Scrum
10 48 (21.92%) Software Engineering
11 45 (20.55%) Software Delivery
12 43 (19.63%) Data Science
13 36 (16.44%) Machine Learning
14 32 (14.61%) Project Management
15 31 (14.16%) Visualisation
16 28 (12.79%) Data Engineering
16 28 (12.79%) Statistics
17 26 (11.87%) Data Management
18 21 (9.59%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 146 (66.67%) SQL
2 108 (49.32%) Python
3 73 (33.33%) Java
4 63 (28.77%) PL/SQL
4 63 (28.77%) R
5 39 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 39 (17.81%) Shell Script
6 38 (17.35%) HiveQL
7 17 (7.76%) C
7 17 (7.76%) C++
8 16 (7.31%) MATLAB
9 13 (5.94%) VBA
10 8 (3.65%) C#
11 4 (1.83%) Perl
11 4 (1.83%) SAS Macro
11 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.37%) Scala
12 3 (1.37%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.91%) COBOL
13 2 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) Degree
2 30 (13.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.65%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) MBA
6 4 (1.83%) PhD
7 3 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.37%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.87%) Data Quality
2 13 (5.94%) COBIT
3 5 (2.28%) QA
4 4 (1.83%) SLA
5 3 (1.37%) IFRS
6 1 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.46%) Basel III
6 1 (0.46%) CDISC
6 1 (0.46%) COREP
6 1 (0.46%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (17.35%) HDFS
2 3 (1.37%) GPFS
2 3 (1.37%) NFS
3 2 (0.91%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (11.42%) Ansible
2 24 (10.96%) Terraform
3 3 (1.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.91%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 84 (38.36%) Oracle
2 70 (31.96%) Cloudera
3 54 (24.66%) Talend
4 47 (21.46%) Informatica
5 27 (12.33%) Microsoft
6 23 (10.50%) SAP
7 17 (7.76%) Teradata
8 16 (7.31%) IBM
9 15 (6.85%) Databricks
10 14 (6.39%) CA
11 12 (5.48%) HP
11 12 (5.48%) Hyperion
11 12 (5.48%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (5.48%) Remedy
11 12 (5.48%) ServiceNow
11 12 (5.48%) Siebel
12 4 (1.83%) Cognos
13 3 (1.37%) Brocade
13 3 (1.37%) NetApp
13 3 (1.37%) Veritas