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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 318 389 504
Rank change year-on-year +71 +115 +71
Permanent jobs citing SAS 2,082 846 376
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.79% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.87% 6.30% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 366 237 293
10th Percentile £34,723 £35,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,875 £46,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +10.00%
75th Percentile £71,248 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,238 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.48% +5.26% +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 23,482 13,426 10,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.56% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10,601 9,128 8,166
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 19 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 1 July 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 +99 1,263 £55,000 -4.35% 51
UK excluding London +135 910 £50,238 +0.48% 34
Work from Home -10 756 £50,000 -14.89% 11
London -20 515 £57,500 -5.35% 20
North of England +124 289 £50,238 -3.39% 10
Yorkshire +81 164 £50,238 -16.27% 4
Scotland +59 162 £50,238 -8.66% 4
Midlands +24 146 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South East -24 146 £50,000 +14.29% 10
North West +25 119 £55,500 +23.33% 6
East of England -77 111 £53,500 +2.88% 1
West Midlands -8 87 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East Midlands +4 62 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wales +1 30 £35,000 -
South West -19 27 £50,238 -16.27% 4
Channel Islands - 10 - -
North East - 6 £45,000 -
Isle of Man +12 1 - -
Northern Ireland -18 1 £37,000 +7.25%

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 889 (42.70%) Analytical Skills
2 884 (42.46%) Finance
3 828 (39.77%) Social Skills
4 820 (39.39%) Degree
5 745 (35.78%) CDISC
6 711 (34.15%) Problem-Solving
7 618 (29.68%) Statistics
7 618 (29.68%) Biostatistics
8 610 (29.30%) R
9 588 (28.24%) SQL
10 568 (27.28%) Good Clinical Practice
11 555 (26.66%) Mathematics
12 545 (26.18%) Data Management
13 529 (25.41%) Time Management
14 504 (24.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 497 (23.87%) Analytics
16 486 (23.34%) Statistical Analysis
16 486 (23.34%) Presentation Skills
17 484 (23.25%) Project Management
18 473 (22.72%) Business Development
19 466 (22.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
20 445 (21.37%) Validation
21 430 (20.65%) Computer Science
22 388 (18.64%) Quality Management
23 345 (16.57%) Marketing
24 344 (16.52%) Visualisation
25 321 (15.42%) Mentoring
26 303 (14.55%) Data Analysis
27 294 (14.12%) Python
28 280 (13.45%) Data Visualisation

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 41 (1.97%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.19%) Confluence
2 4 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (0.19%) R Markdown
3 3 (0.14%) Apache
3 3 (0.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.096%) JBoss
4 2 (0.096%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.096%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.096%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.048%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.048%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.048%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.048%) OnBase
Applications
1 153 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (3.84%) SPSS
3 46 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.19%) Stata
6 2 (0.096%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.096%) EViews
6 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.048%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 212 (10.18%) Power Platform
2 85 (4.08%) AWS
3 84 (4.03%) Azure
4 35 (1.68%) Collibra
5 32 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 25 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
6 25 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 17 (0.82%) Azure DevOps
8 14 (0.67%) GitHub
9 13 (0.62%) GCP
10 9 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.43%) Azure Monitor
10 9 (0.43%) Azure Storage
11 5 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.24%) AWS Step Functions
11 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.24%) Serverless
12 4 (0.19%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.14%) SaaS
13 3 (0.14%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.58%) WAN
2 9 (0.43%) Firewall
2 9 (0.43%) OpenVPN
3 7 (0.34%) Network Security
4 5 (0.24%) Internet
4 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.14%) Broadband
5 3 (0.14%) SAN
6 2 (0.096%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.096%) DHCP
6 2 (0.096%) DNS
6 2 (0.096%) FTP
6 2 (0.096%) NAS
6 2 (0.096%) SNA
6 2 (0.096%) SSH
6 2 (0.096%) Telnet
7 1 (0.048%) CATAPAN
7 1 (0.048%) DMZ
7 1 (0.048%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.048%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (10.18%) Power BI
2 189 (9.08%) Tableau
3 92 (4.42%) QlikView
4 73 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (3.17%) Spotfire
6 52 (2.50%) Base SAS
7 48 (2.31%) Big Data
7 48 (2.31%) Metadata
8 41 (1.97%) Apache Hive
8 41 (1.97%) Data Mining
9 40 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 40 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
11 33 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
13 27 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
13 27 (1.30%) SQL Server
14 25 (1.20%) DynamoDB
14 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.15%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 32 (1.54%) ProC
2 20 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.53%) Cypress.io
3 11 (0.53%) JIRA
4 10 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.24%) Maven
7 4 (0.19%) ER Studio
7 4 (0.19%) ERwin
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.14%) GitLab
9 2 (0.096%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.048%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.048%) Selenium
10 1 (0.048%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.048%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 889 (42.70%) Analytical Skills
2 884 (42.46%) Finance
3 828 (39.77%) Social Skills
4 504 (24.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 486 (23.34%) Presentation Skills
6 345 (16.57%) Marketing
7 189 (9.08%) Banking
8 131 (6.29%) Retail
9 54 (2.59%) Retail Banking
10 50 (2.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 46 (2.21%) Law
12 33 (1.59%) Legal
12 33 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
13 20 (0.96%) Advertising
14 19 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
14 19 (0.91%) Public Sector
15 15 (0.72%) Retail Finance
16 9 (0.43%) Publishing
17 8 (0.38%) Games
17 8 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,174 (56.39%) Programmer
2 944 (45.34%) Statistical Programmer
3 667 (32.04%) Senior Programmer
4 549 (26.37%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 454 (21.81%) Analyst
6 155 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
7 142 (6.82%) Data Analyst
8 86 (4.13%) SAS Programmer
9 85 (4.08%) Risk Analyst
10 83 (3.99%) Biostatistician
11 79 (3.79%) Credit Analyst
11 79 (3.79%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 70 (3.36%) Data Programmer
13 56 (2.69%) Data Engineer
14 54 (2.59%) Customer Analyst
14 54 (2.59%) Data Manager
14 54 (2.59%) Developer
15 50 (2.40%) Senior SAS Programmer
16 45 (2.16%) Data Analytics Analyst
17 44 (2.11%) Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (11.24%) XML
2 52 (2.50%) Shiny
3 26 (1.25%) JSON
4 24 (1.15%) FHIR
4 24 (1.15%) PySpark
5 21 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 19 (0.91%) HTML
7 13 (0.62%) .NET
7 13 (0.62%) CSS
7 13 (0.62%) React
8 11 (0.53%) REST
9 10 (0.48%) jQuery
9 10 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (0.43%) ARM Templates
10 9 (0.43%) Node.js
11 8 (0.38%) DHTML
11 8 (0.38%) Kafka
12 7 (0.34%) Django
12 7 (0.34%) Web Services
13 5 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 245 (11.77%) Life Science
2 172 (8.26%) Biotechnology
3 159 (7.64%) Credit Risk
4 83 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 57 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 53 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 39 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (1.78%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
10 24 (1.15%) Low-Code
11 21 (1.01%) Social Media
12 17 (0.82%) Pharmacovigilance
13 10 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.43%) Hackathon
15 7 (0.34%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.34%) Taxonomies
16 4 (0.19%) Market Risk
16 4 (0.19%) Reference Data
16 4 (0.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (1.01%) Windows
2 19 (0.91%) Linux
3 10 (0.48%) Unix
4 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.048%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.048%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.048%) SUSE
6 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (34.15%) Problem-Solving
2 618 (29.68%) Biostatistics
2 618 (29.68%) Statistics
3 555 (26.66%) Mathematics
4 545 (26.18%) Data Management
5 529 (25.41%) Time Management
6 497 (23.87%) Analytics
7 486 (23.34%) Statistical Analysis
8 484 (23.25%) Project Management
9 473 (22.72%) Business Development
10 445 (21.37%) Validation
11 430 (20.65%) Computer Science
12 388 (18.64%) Quality Management
13 344 (16.52%) Visualisation
14 321 (15.42%) Mentoring
15 303 (14.55%) Data Analysis
16 280 (13.45%) Data Visualisation
17 247 (11.86%) Data Science
18 246 (11.82%) Regulatory Compliance
19 234 (11.24%) Agile
Programming Languages
1 610 (29.30%) R
2 588 (28.24%) SQL
3 294 (14.12%) Python
4 150 (7.20%) SAS Macro
5 58 (2.79%) Java
6 55 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 42 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 42 (2.02%) VBA
8 32 (1.54%) PROC SQL
9 30 (1.44%) MATLAB
10 29 (1.39%) VB
11 17 (0.82%) C#
11 17 (0.82%) C++
11 17 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.77%) C
13 13 (0.62%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.43%) HiveQL
14 9 (0.43%) Scala
15 7 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 820 (39.39%) Degree
2 178 (8.55%) Master's Degree
3 149 (7.16%) PhD
4 122 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 101 (4.85%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (0.91%) CCA
7 13 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.29%) HND
10 3 (0.14%) CISA
10 3 (0.14%) CISM
10 3 (0.14%) CRISC
11 2 (0.096%) Tableau Certification
12 1 (0.048%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 745 (35.78%) CDISC
2 568 (27.28%) Good Clinical Practice
3 466 (22.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 121 (5.81%) Data Quality
5 66 (3.17%) IFRS
6 64 (3.07%) IFRS 9
7 42 (2.02%) QA
8 41 (1.97%) GDPR
9 24 (1.15%) HL7
10 7 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.24%) COREP
12 3 (0.14%) GLP
12 3 (0.14%) IFRS 17
12 3 (0.14%) SLA
13 2 (0.096%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.048%) FINREP
14 1 (0.048%) ISO 20022
14 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 1 (0.048%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.43%) HDFS
4 3 (0.14%) NFS
5 2 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.048%) Docker
6 1 (0.048%) Firmware
6 1 (0.048%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.048%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.048%) SCCM
4 1 (0.048%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 126 (6.05%) Facebook
2 116 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.33%) YouTube
4 72 (3.46%) Oracle
5 45 (2.16%) Talend
6 43 (2.07%) SAP
7 40 (1.92%) Cognos
8 38 (1.83%) Informatica
9 35 (1.68%) Google
10 31 (1.49%) Teradata
11 29 (1.39%) Alteryx
12 22 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (0.48%) Databricks
14 8 (0.38%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.24%) Ab Initio
15 5 (0.24%) Progress
16 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (0.14%) Adobe
17 3 (0.14%) Minitab
17 3 (0.14%) Netezza