Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 536 487 345
Rank change year-on-year -49 -142 +56
Permanent jobs citing SAS 649 944 1,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.58% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.23% 3.56% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 494 699 1,264
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +8.14%
10th Percentile £31,375 £33,560 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.54% +6.67% +5.88%

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 20,073 26,511 31,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 16.21% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16,128 21,337 25,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.15% +8.75% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 -39 576 £50,000 -9.09% 90
UK excluding London -15 352 £41,500 -13.54% 54
London -40 282 £60,000 -7.69% 43
South East 0 91 £50,000 -4.76% 15
Midlands +74 90 £41,500 -12.63% 10
North of England +19 74 £39,184 -7.80% 9
West Midlands +81 72 £42,000 -37.08% 8
Scotland +1 51 £37,500 -25.00% 5
North West +30 38 £39,592 -6.84% 4
Yorkshire -15 33 £39,592 -9.50% 5
South West -4 30 £42,500 -5.56% 6
East Midlands -12 18 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Wales +6 10 £39,250 -12.78% 2
East of England +20 5 £50,000 -9.09% 7
North East +19 3 £39,184 -15.28%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 394 (60.71%) SQL
2 315 (48.54%) Analytics
3 274 (42.22%) Python
4 218 (33.59%) Finance
5 193 (29.74%) Business Intelligence
6 190 (29.28%) R
7 170 (26.19%) Degree
8 152 (23.42%) Analytical Skills
9 144 (22.19%) Data Science
10 137 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (20.03%) Visualisation
12 121 (18.64%) Tableau
13 120 (18.49%) Power BI
13 120 (18.49%) Power Platform
14 117 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
15 104 (16.02%) Azure
16 95 (14.64%) Marketing
17 94 (14.48%) Banking
18 93 (14.33%) Hadoop
19 92 (14.18%) ETL
20 91 (14.02%) Mathematics
21 90 (13.87%) Data Visualisation
22 89 (13.71%) Java
23 88 (13.56%) Statistics
23 88 (13.56%) Data Analytics
24 87 (13.41%) Microsoft Excel
25 85 (13.10%) Machine Learning
26 83 (12.79%) SPSS
27 81 (12.48%) Oracle
28 80 (12.33%) Computer Science

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 45 (6.93%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.00%) Jupyter
3 10 (1.54%) PowerExchange
4 9 (1.39%) Confluence
4 9 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.46%) Apache
7 3 (0.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.15%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) Mule
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (13.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (12.79%) SPSS
3 35 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.85%) Stata
6 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.15%) EViews
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.85%) FastStats
2 9 (1.39%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.46%) Actimize
3 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 120 (18.49%) Power Platform
2 104 (16.02%) Azure
3 70 (10.79%) AWS
4 24 (3.70%) PaaS
5 20 (3.08%) Office 365
6 19 (2.93%) GCP
7 14 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (2.00%) SaaS
9 6 (0.92%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.85%) DNS
2 22 (3.39%) iSCSI
3 17 (2.62%) NAS
4 16 (2.47%) DHCP
5 14 (2.16%) FCoE
5 14 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (2.00%) Spanning Tree
6 13 (2.00%) VLAN
7 12 (1.85%) LAN
7 12 (1.85%) WAN
8 11 (1.69%) SAN
9 9 (1.39%) Firewall
9 9 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.77%) Wireless
11 3 (0.46%) HTTP
11 3 (0.46%) Skype
11 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.31%) ADSL
12 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (18.49%) Power BI
2 117 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (14.33%) Hadoop
4 76 (11.71%) SQL Server
5 72 (11.09%) Big Data
6 59 (9.09%) QlikView
7 58 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (8.78%) Data Mining
9 53 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 51 (7.86%) Pentaho
11 44 (6.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 35 (5.39%) BusinessObjects
13 34 (5.24%) Base SAS
13 34 (5.24%) Relational Database
13 34 (5.24%) SAS EBI
14 32 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (4.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 31 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 26 (4.01%) NoSQL
17 20 (3.08%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 57 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.55%) Maven
4 35 (5.39%) Artifactory
4 35 (5.39%) Bitbucket
5 22 (3.39%) JIRA
6 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.46%) Subversion
7 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.15%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.15%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.15%) RStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Selenium
9 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.15%) Toad
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 218 (33.59%) Finance
2 95 (14.64%) Marketing
3 94 (14.48%) Banking
4 47 (7.24%) Retail
5 15 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.39%) Advertising
9 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.08%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.77%) Back Office
10 5 (0.77%) Military
10 5 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 220 (33.90%) Analyst
2 89 (13.71%) Data Analyst
3 72 (11.09%) Data Scientist
4 62 (9.55%) Consultant
5 47 (7.24%) Developer
6 46 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
7 37 (5.70%) Insight Analyst
8 33 (5.08%) Senior Data Scientist
9 29 (4.47%) Data Consultant
10 26 (4.01%) Data Engineer
11 25 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.54%) Architect
12 23 (3.54%) Financial Analyst
13 21 (3.24%) SAS Analyst
14 20 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 18 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Manager
15 18 (2.77%) Data Manager
15 18 (2.77%) Service Analyst
16 17 (2.62%) SQL Analyst
17 16 (2.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.62%) .NET
2 29 (4.47%) HTML
3 25 (3.85%) CSS
4 22 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 22 (3.39%) REST
4 22 (3.39%) Web Services
5 21 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (3.08%) HTML5
7 19 (2.93%) Redux
7 19 (2.93%) SignalR
8 18 (2.77%) Natural Language Processing
8 18 (2.77%) Swagger
9 17 (2.62%) TensorFlow
10 15 (2.31%) SciPy
11 14 (2.16%) NumPy
12 12 (1.85%) XML
13 11 (1.69%) D3.js
14 10 (1.54%) ggplot2
14 10 (1.54%) Middleware
15 4 (0.62%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 152 (23.42%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.78%) Credit Risk
3 42 (6.47%) Algorithms
4 27 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.39%) User Experience
6 20 (3.08%) Clustering
7 12 (1.85%) Digital Media
8 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.92%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.77%) Derivative
11 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.46%) Biotechnology
12 3 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.46%) NHS
12 3 (0.46%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.01%) Unix
2 36 (5.55%) Windows
3 27 (4.16%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.62%) Linux
5 9 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) MVS
6 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (48.54%) Analytics
2 193 (29.74%) Business Intelligence
3 144 (22.19%) Data Science
4 137 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (20.03%) Visualisation
6 92 (14.18%) ETL
7 91 (14.02%) Mathematics
8 90 (13.87%) Data Visualisation
9 88 (13.56%) Data Analytics
9 88 (13.56%) Statistics
10 85 (13.10%) Machine Learning
11 80 (12.33%) Computer Science
12 75 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
13 72 (11.09%) Data Analysis
14 65 (10.02%) DevOps
15 64 (9.86%) Statistical Modelling
16 63 (9.71%) Software Engineering
17 60 (9.24%) Data Management
18 55 (8.47%) Project Delivery
19 50 (7.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 394 (60.71%) SQL
2 274 (42.22%) Python
3 190 (29.28%) R
4 89 (13.71%) Java
5 46 (7.09%) VBA
6 44 (6.78%) MATLAB
7 43 (6.63%) C
8 42 (6.47%) C#
9 35 (5.39%) C++
10 32 (4.93%) Scala
11 28 (4.31%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.93%) JavaScript
12 19 (2.93%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.62%) T-SQL
14 14 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.54%) Korn
16 10 (1.54%) VB
17 6 (0.92%) Julia
17 6 (0.92%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 170 (26.19%) Degree
2 41 (6.32%) Numerate Degree
3 25 (3.85%) PhD
4 22 (3.39%) Master's Degree
5 21 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.39%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.77%) CFA
8 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) GIAC
12 1 (0.15%) MCP
12 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
12 1 (0.15%) SANS
12 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (11.86%) Data Quality
2 28 (4.31%) IFRS
3 27 (4.16%) IFRS 9
4 26 (4.01%) QA
5 12 (1.85%) Basel II
6 11 (1.69%) SLA
7 6 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.92%) GLP
7 6 (0.92%) GMP
8 5 (0.77%) GDPR
9 4 (0.62%) CDISC
10 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.31%) PMO
10 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.15%) Basel III
11 1 (0.15%) DICOM
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.31%) Docker
2 28 (4.31%) Hyper-V
3 22 (3.39%) XenApp
4 13 (2.00%) vSphere
5 11 (1.69%) HDFS
6 9 (1.39%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (5.39%) Ansible
1 35 (5.39%) Terraform
2 21 (3.24%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (2.00%) WSUS
5 7 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.08%) Puppet
6 5 (0.77%) Control-M
7 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView
8 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 121 (18.64%) Tableau
2 81 (12.48%) Oracle
3 75 (11.56%) Microsoft
4 53 (8.17%) Informatica
5 43 (6.63%) Cloudera
6 38 (5.86%) SAP
7 31 (4.78%) IBM
8 29 (4.47%) Cisco
8 29 (4.47%) Teradata
9 23 (3.54%) Citrix
9 23 (3.54%) VMware
10 22 (3.39%) Google
11 21 (3.24%) MicroStrategy
12 16 (2.47%) Dell
13 15 (2.31%) Cognos
14 14 (2.16%) HP
15 13 (2.00%) Dell Compellent
15 13 (2.00%) NetApp
16 11 (1.69%) Talend
17 10 (1.54%) Ab Initio