Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 510 497 365
Rank change year-on-year -13 -132 +49
Permanent jobs citing SAS 620 869 1,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.38% 3.58% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 510 584 1,107
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.54% +1.90% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,575 £31,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £89,625 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 18,347 24,294 29,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.69% 16.01% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14,737 19,401 24,428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,602 £28,020 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAS.

Salary trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 25 January 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 25 January 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 -13 548 £51,000 -7.27% 130
UK excluding London -20 331 £42,500 -5.56% 95
London -5 274 £57,500 -11.54% 55
North of England +56 78 £39,592 -12.02% 26
Midlands +42 77 £43,000 +1.18% 13
South East -32 76 £57,000 +14.00% 21
West Midlands +79 66 £44,250 +1.14% 10
Scotland +28 57 £40,821 -18.76% 19
North West +50 38 £40,000 -10.11% 16
Yorkshire +44 36 £40,000 -11.11% 10
South West +25 34 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East Midlands -25 11 £41,250 -1.79% 3
East of England +49 5 £69,398 +26.18% 8
Wales -8 5 £38,250 -15.00% 1
North East +15 4 £39,184 +5.19%

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 404 (65.16%) SQL
2 297 (47.90%) Analytics
3 266 (42.90%) Python
4 220 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
5 215 (34.68%) Finance
6 186 (30.00%) R
7 144 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
8 140 (22.58%) Tableau
8 140 (22.58%) Data Science
9 128 (20.65%) Visualisation
10 124 (20.00%) Degree
11 122 (19.68%) Power Platform
11 122 (19.68%) Power BI
12 104 (16.77%) Data Warehouse
13 97 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
14 94 (15.16%) Marketing
15 93 (15.00%) ETL
16 88 (14.19%) Data Visualisation
17 81 (13.06%) Azure
18 80 (12.90%) Hadoop
18 80 (12.90%) Data Quality
18 80 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
19 79 (12.74%) Data Analytics
20 78 (12.58%) Java
21 77 (12.42%) Microsoft
21 77 (12.42%) Banking
22 76 (12.26%) Data Analysis
23 75 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 75 (12.10%) Data Management
23 75 (12.10%) Microsoft Excel

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 34 (5.48%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.94%) Confluence
2 12 (1.94%) Jupyter
3 10 (1.61%) PowerExchange
4 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.81%) CMS
5 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.65%) Apache
6 4 (0.65%) WordPress
7 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 75 (12.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (10.32%) SPSS
3 21 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.29%) Stata
6 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.74%) FastStats
2 4 (0.65%) Magento
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.48%) Actimize
4 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 122 (19.68%) Power Platform
2 81 (13.06%) Azure
3 54 (8.71%) AWS
4 13 (2.10%) SaaS
5 10 (1.61%) Google Analytics
6 9 (1.45%) PaaS
7 8 (1.29%) GCP
8 7 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.13%) Office 365
9 5 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.48%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.94%) iSCSI
2 9 (1.45%) SAN
3 8 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (1.13%) DHCP
4 7 (1.13%) DNS
4 7 (1.13%) FCoE
4 7 (1.13%) Firewall
4 7 (1.13%) NAS
5 6 (0.97%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (0.97%) VLAN
6 5 (0.81%) Wireless
7 3 (0.48%) LAN
7 3 (0.48%) Skype
7 3 (0.48%) WAN
8 2 (0.32%) ADSL
8 2 (0.32%) SSL
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.16%) HTTP
9 1 (0.16%) Internet
9 1 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (19.68%) Power BI
2 104 (16.77%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (12.90%) Hadoop
4 75 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (11.61%) SQL Server
6 67 (10.81%) QlikView
6 67 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (8.06%) Big Data
8 45 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (6.77%) Data Mining
10 39 (6.29%) Pentaho
10 39 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (6.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 37 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
13 33 (5.32%) Base SAS
14 32 (5.16%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (5.16%) Relational Database
15 30 (4.84%) NoSQL
15 30 (4.84%) Qlik Sense
16 26 (4.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 44 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.19%) Artifactory
3 26 (4.19%) Bitbucket
3 26 (4.19%) Maven
4 16 (2.58%) JIRA
5 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 215 (34.68%) Finance
2 94 (15.16%) Marketing
3 77 (12.42%) Banking
4 30 (4.84%) Retail
5 13 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.13%) Publishing
9 5 (0.81%) Advertising
9 5 (0.81%) Military
9 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.65%) Front Office
11 3 (0.48%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 213 (34.35%) Analyst
2 95 (15.32%) Data Analyst
3 60 (9.68%) Consultant
4 59 (9.52%) Data Scientist
5 57 (9.19%) Developer
6 43 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
7 41 (6.61%) Data Engineer
8 38 (6.13%) Insight Analyst
9 37 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 36 (5.81%) SQL Analyst
11 31 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
12 28 (4.52%) SQL Data Analyst
13 26 (4.19%) Financial Analyst
14 25 (4.03%) Data Consultant
15 23 (3.71%) Senior Data Scientist
16 22 (3.55%) SAS Data Analyst
17 20 (3.23%) Data Manager
17 20 (3.23%) Service Analyst
18 19 (3.06%) Data Insight Analyst
18 19 (3.06%) Insight Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.68%) HTML
2 28 (4.52%) .NET
3 19 (3.06%) CSS
3 19 (3.06%) REST
4 17 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.74%) Web Services
5 16 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (2.58%) HTML5
5 16 (2.58%) TensorFlow
6 15 (2.42%) Redux
6 15 (2.42%) SignalR
7 14 (2.26%) Swagger
8 12 (1.94%) Middleware
9 9 (1.45%) XML
10 8 (1.29%) Natural Language Processing
11 7 (1.13%) D3.js
11 7 (1.13%) ggplot2
12 6 (0.97%) SciPy
13 5 (0.81%) NumPy
14 4 (0.65%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 144 (23.23%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.13%) Credit Risk
3 31 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 22 (3.55%) User Experience
5 21 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.10%) Clustering
8 12 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.97%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.81%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.65%) CMDB
14 4 (0.65%) Derivative
14 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.48%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.48%) Life Science
15 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.77%) Unix
2 25 (4.03%) Linux
3 17 (2.74%) Windows
4 9 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (47.90%) Analytics
2 220 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (22.58%) Data Science
4 128 (20.65%) Visualisation
5 97 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (15.00%) ETL
7 88 (14.19%) Data Visualisation
8 80 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
9 79 (12.74%) Data Analytics
10 76 (12.26%) Data Analysis
11 75 (12.10%) Data Management
12 70 (11.29%) Mathematics
13 67 (10.81%) Statistics
14 63 (10.16%) Computer Science
15 60 (9.68%) Data Modelling
16 58 (9.35%) Machine Learning
16 58 (9.35%) Migration
17 50 (8.06%) Data Integration
18 48 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (7.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 404 (65.16%) SQL
2 266 (42.90%) Python
3 186 (30.00%) R
4 78 (12.58%) Java
5 46 (7.42%) C#
6 42 (6.77%) MATLAB
7 41 (6.61%) VBA
8 35 (5.65%) C
9 29 (4.68%) C++
10 25 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 24 (3.87%) Scala
12 23 (3.71%) T-SQL
13 22 (3.55%) JavaScript
14 15 (2.42%) TypeScript
15 13 (2.10%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.61%) Korn
16 10 (1.61%) VB
17 7 (1.13%) SAS Macro
18 5 (0.81%) Julia
18 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 124 (20.00%) Degree
2 26 (4.19%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.94%) Master's Degree
5 11 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.29%) PhD
8 5 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.48%) MCP
10 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.16%) GIAC
12 1 (0.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.16%) PMP
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.90%) Data Quality
2 31 (5.00%) QA
3 21 (3.39%) IFRS
4 20 (3.23%) IFRS 9
5 11 (1.77%) Basel II
6 8 (1.29%) Actionable Recommendations
6 8 (1.29%) GDPR
7 7 (1.13%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.97%) CDISC
8 6 (0.97%) GLP
8 6 (0.97%) GMP
9 4 (0.65%) COBIT
9 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.65%) SLA
10 2 (0.32%) MiFID
10 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) Basel III
11 1 (0.16%) DICOM
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (2.74%) Docker
2 12 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.29%) HDFS
4 7 (1.13%) vSphere
4 7 (1.13%) XenApp
5 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) ACF2
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) RACF
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (4.19%) Ansible
1 26 (4.19%) Terraform
2 14 (2.26%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.81%) Control-M
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.48%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (22.58%) Tableau
2 77 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 73 (11.77%) Oracle
4 60 (9.68%) Informatica
5 38 (6.13%) MicroStrategy
6 36 (5.81%) Teradata
7 31 (5.00%) Cloudera
8 29 (4.68%) SAP
9 28 (4.52%) IBM
10 21 (3.39%) Cognos
11 18 (2.90%) Google
12 16 (2.58%) VMware
13 13 (2.10%) Netezza
14 11 (1.77%) Ab Initio
15 10 (1.61%) Cisco
15 10 (1.61%) Talend
16 8 (1.29%) Alterian
16 8 (1.29%) HP
17 7 (1.13%) Minitab
17 7 (1.13%) NetApp