Period
to 23 January 2022

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

SAS System
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 328 462 522
Rank change year-on-year +134 +60 -7
Permanent jobs citing SAS 1,317 330 630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 3.75% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 411 153 513
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,625 £46,500 £37,001
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -7.41%
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -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 17,128 8,808 18,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.37% 13.92% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10,518 7,130 14,970
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,225 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £74,750 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +4.65%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 18 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 23 January 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 +83 844 £55,000 -8.33% 66
UK excluding London +85 521 £45,000 -14.29% 42
Work from Home +33 421 £42,000 -30.00% 8
London -22 357 £63,750 -1.92% 31
South East -21 137 £52,500 -0.94% 10
North of England -14 131 £41,000 -4.65% 8
East of England +6 114 £37,500 - 4
Yorkshire -21 64 £42,500 -1.16% 5
Midlands -60 61 £52,500 -8.70% 10
North West -58 52 £39,250 +1.95% 3
West Midlands -53 42 £52,500 -8.70% 6
Scotland -55 29 £43,750 -20.45% 7
South West -30 23 £39,750 -33.75% 2
East Midlands -54 19 £48,750 +21.88% 4
North East - 15 - -
Wales -38 13 £37,000 +48.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £37,000 -
Channel Islands - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 507 (38.50%) Degree
2 492 (37.36%) Social Skills
3 457 (34.70%) SQL
4 410 (31.13%) Analytics
5 408 (30.98%) Statistics
6 391 (29.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 364 (27.64%) Problem-Solving
8 358 (27.18%) Biostatistics
9 348 (26.42%) Mathematics
10 343 (26.04%) Computer Science
11 331 (25.13%) Data Management
12 323 (24.53%) CDISC
12 323 (24.53%) Mentoring
13 308 (23.39%) R
14 280 (21.26%) Finance
15 274 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
16 266 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
17 264 (20.05%) Validation
18 260 (19.74%) Statistical Analysis
19 226 (17.16%) Python
20 197 (14.96%) Project Management
21 182 (13.82%) Visualisation
22 167 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
23 165 (12.53%) Data Science
24 154 (11.69%) Master's Degree
24 154 (11.69%) Data Analysis
25 153 (11.62%) Life Science
26 152 (11.54%) ETL
26 152 (11.54%) Oracle
27 151 (11.47%) Computer Science Degree

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 24 (1.82%) Apache Spark
2 21 (1.59%) Confluence
2 21 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
3 20 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.53%) Apache
5 4 (0.30%) IIS
6 3 (0.23%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.076%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.076%) CMS
8 1 (0.076%) Kentico
8 1 (0.076%) Mule
8 1 (0.076%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.076%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.076%) Umbraco
Applications
1 146 (11.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (6.83%) SPSS
3 53 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.53%) Stata
7 6 (0.46%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.61%) Infor M3
2 8 (0.61%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle Clinical
4 2 (0.15%) Unica
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.20%) Power Platform
2 104 (7.90%) Azure
3 103 (7.82%) AWS
4 48 (3.64%) GCP
5 33 (2.51%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.43%) Collibra
7 29 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
9 13 (0.99%) Snowflake
9 13 (0.99%) Tricentis Tosca
10 12 (0.91%) GitHub
11 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.61%) Azure Service Bus
12 7 (0.53%) Serverless
13 6 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.46%) SaaS
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.30%) Bitrise
15 4 (0.30%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.90%) ATM
2 10 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (0.53%) Broadband
4 6 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (0.38%) SSL
6 4 (0.30%) Firewall
6 4 (0.30%) Telepresence
7 2 (0.15%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.15%) DHCP
7 2 (0.15%) DNS
7 2 (0.15%) VLAN
7 2 (0.15%) VoIP
7 2 (0.15%) VPN
8 1 (0.076%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
2 104 (7.90%) Power BI
3 101 (7.67%) Hadoop
3 101 (7.67%) PostgreSQL
4 92 (6.99%) Tableau
5 86 (6.53%) Spotfire
6 78 (5.92%) Big Data
7 75 (5.69%) Base SAS
8 60 (4.56%) Metadata
9 58 (4.40%) MySQL
10 56 (4.25%) Amazon Redshift
11 54 (4.10%) Apache Hive
12 52 (3.95%) DTS
12 52 (3.95%) Pentaho
13 51 (3.87%) Relational Database
14 50 (3.80%) QlikView
15 46 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
16 39 (2.96%) Impala
17 37 (2.81%) Amazon Aurora
18 33 (2.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (1.75%) JIRA
2 21 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 20 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.29%) GitLab
5 16 (1.21%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.76%) ER Studio
6 10 (0.76%) ERwin
6 10 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.76%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (0.46%) Cypress.io
8 5 (0.38%) ProC
9 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.15%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.15%) Postman
10 2 (0.15%) Selenium
10 2 (0.15%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.076%) Babel
11 1 (0.076%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 492 (37.36%) Social Skills
2 391 (29.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 280 (21.26%) Finance
4 274 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (10.17%) Banking
6 88 (6.68%) Retail
7 84 (6.38%) Presentation Skills
8 74 (5.62%) Marketing
9 55 (4.18%) Public Sector
10 49 (3.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 47 (3.57%) Games
12 46 (3.49%) Retail Banking
13 42 (3.19%) Influencing Skills
14 38 (2.89%) Law
15 29 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
16 22 (1.67%) Advertising
16 22 (1.67%) Publishing
17 14 (1.06%) Legal
18 12 (0.91%) Manufacturing
19 10 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 629 (47.76%) Programmer
2 358 (27.18%) Statistical Programmer
3 350 (26.58%) Analyst
4 255 (19.36%) Senior Programmer
5 144 (10.93%) Data Analyst
6 141 (10.71%) Senior Statistical Programmer
7 92 (6.99%) Data Engineer
8 77 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
9 61 (4.63%) Data Programmer
10 58 (4.40%) Developer
11 57 (4.33%) SAS Programmer
12 44 (3.34%) Risk Analyst
13 43 (3.26%) Architect
14 39 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 39 (2.96%) Credit Analyst
14 39 (2.96%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 37 (2.81%) Data Manager
16 34 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.43%) Analyst Programmer
18 27 (2.05%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (7.67%) XML
2 30 (2.28%) .NET
3 29 (2.20%) JSON
4 27 (2.05%) AngularJS
4 27 (2.05%) FHIR
5 25 (1.90%) Middleware
6 23 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (1.37%) jQuery
8 17 (1.29%) PySpark
9 13 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.68%) Kafka
10 9 (0.68%) Web Services
11 8 (0.61%) CSS
11 8 (0.61%) HTML
12 7 (0.53%) React
12 7 (0.53%) REST
13 6 (0.46%) Shiny
14 5 (0.38%) Apache Avro
14 5 (0.38%) JDBC
14 5 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 153 (11.62%) Life Science
2 88 (6.68%) Biotechnology
3 84 (6.38%) Credit Risk
4 81 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 57 (4.33%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.90%) SWIFT
8 18 (1.37%) Social Media
9 16 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 12 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
12 8 (0.61%) User Experience
13 7 (0.53%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.46%) Legacy Systems
15 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.30%) CMDB
16 4 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.24%) Unix
2 19 (1.44%) Windows
3 10 (0.76%) VMS
4 8 (0.61%) Linux
5 7 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.46%) Android
7 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.076%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (31.13%) Analytics
2 408 (30.98%) Statistics
3 364 (27.64%) Problem-Solving
4 358 (27.18%) Biostatistics
5 348 (26.42%) Mathematics
6 343 (26.04%) Computer Science
7 331 (25.13%) Data Management
8 323 (24.53%) Mentoring
9 266 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
10 264 (20.05%) Validation
11 260 (19.74%) Statistical Analysis
12 197 (14.96%) Project Management
13 182 (13.82%) Visualisation
14 167 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
15 165 (12.53%) Data Science
16 154 (11.69%) Data Analysis
17 152 (11.54%) ETL
18 148 (11.24%) Data Visualisation
19 146 (11.09%) Data Modelling
20 131 (9.95%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 457 (34.70%) SQL
2 308 (23.39%) R
3 226 (17.16%) Python
4 90 (6.83%) SAS Macro
5 76 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 66 (5.01%) Java
7 55 (4.18%) C#
8 47 (3.57%) VBA
9 39 (2.96%) HiveQL
10 35 (2.66%) VB
11 33 (2.51%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.28%) JavaScript
13 18 (1.37%) MATLAB
14 13 (0.99%) C
15 9 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.53%) C++
17 5 (0.38%) Perl
18 4 (0.30%) Groovy
18 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 507 (38.50%) Degree
2 154 (11.69%) Master's Degree
3 151 (11.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 57 (4.33%) PhD
5 48 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (1.52%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.21%) SAS Certification
9 7 (0.53%) Tableau Certification
10 5 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.30%) CCNA
11 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.076%) ISEB
14 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.076%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.076%) PMP
14 1 (0.076%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (24.53%) CDISC
2 129 (9.79%) Good Clinical Practice
3 84 (6.38%) Data Quality
4 64 (4.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 32 (2.43%) GDPR
6 27 (2.05%) HL7
6 27 (2.05%) QA
7 23 (1.75%) IFRS
7 23 (1.75%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.38%) SLA
10 4 (0.30%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.076%) COREP
12 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.076%) EMIR
System Software
1 37 (2.81%) HDFS
2 9 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.38%) Docker
5 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.14%) Ansible
2 9 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.61%) SCCM
4 7 (0.53%) Control-M
5 5 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.38%) Terraform
6 4 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.076%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 152 (11.54%) Oracle
2 95 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 93 (7.06%) SAP
4 81 (6.15%) Talend
5 67 (5.09%) Facebook
6 55 (4.18%) YouTube
7 54 (4.10%) Informatica
8 50 (3.80%) Google
9 40 (3.04%) Cognos
10 33 (2.51%) Alteryx
11 25 (1.90%) Teradata
12 22 (1.67%) IBM
13 16 (1.21%) Databricks
14 12 (0.91%) Cisco
15 11 (0.84%) DataFlux
16 8 (0.61%) Epicor
16 8 (0.61%) IFS
16 8 (0.61%) Infor
16 8 (0.61%) JD Edwards
17 7 (0.53%) Ab Initio