Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 390 505 509
Rank change year-on-year +115 +4 -84
Permanent jobs citing SAS 645 518 809
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.39% 3.53% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 209 416 521
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £38,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +5.50% -4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £84,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 11,976 14,682 22,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.60% 14.37% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8,990 11,742 17,940
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SAS in the UK

SAS
Top 17 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 6 May 2021. 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 +26 398 £57,500 +4.55% 64
UK excluding London +31 235 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Work from Home 0 205 £65,000 -27.78% 10
London +28 178 £62,500 - 40
South East +76 71 £42,500 -29.17% 7
East of England +76 57 £52,000 +48.57% 3
Midlands 0 51 £50,000 - 6
West Midlands -25 29 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East Midlands +16 22 £38,750 -8.82% 2
North of England -30 22 £52,000 +30.00% 8
Scotland -21 19 £55,000 +33.54% 8
Yorkshire -36 12 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North West +12 10 £52,000 +48.57% 6
South West -50 7 £60,000 +27.66%
Isle of Man - 5 - -
Wales +29 2 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 283 (43.88%) Analytics
2 237 (36.74%) Degree
3 231 (35.81%) SQL
3 231 (35.81%) Social Skills
4 218 (33.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 208 (32.25%) Statistics
6 179 (27.75%) CDISC
7 173 (26.82%) Data Management
8 170 (26.36%) R
9 167 (25.89%) Python
10 160 (24.81%) Computer Science
11 158 (24.50%) Mathematics
12 148 (22.95%) Data Science
13 138 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
14 134 (20.78%) Data Analytics
15 124 (19.22%) Project Management
16 121 (18.76%) Validation
17 116 (17.98%) Mentoring
18 115 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
19 109 (16.90%) Life Science
20 108 (16.74%) Finance
21 94 (14.57%) Visualisation
22 92 (14.26%) Biostatistics
23 80 (12.40%) Data Integration
24 74 (11.47%) Base SAS
24 74 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
25 72 (11.16%) Java
26 71 (11.01%) Process Improvement
27 69 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
28 66 (10.23%) Machine Learning

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 23 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.40%) IIS
3 8 (1.24%) Apache Pig
4 7 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.31%) Apache
6 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.34%) SPSS
3 17 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.16%) EViews
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.55%) BambooHR
2 9 (1.40%) Oracle Clinical
3 7 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.09%) Infor M3
3 7 (1.09%) NetSuite
3 7 (1.09%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) FastStats
5 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.61%) Azure
2 58 (8.99%) AWS
3 53 (8.22%) Power Platform
4 13 (2.02%) GCP
5 8 (1.24%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.47%) Veeva
7 2 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.31%) Firebase
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (0.31%) Serverless
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.09%) VoIP
2 6 (0.93%) Firewall
2 6 (0.93%) LAN
2 6 (0.93%) WAN
3 2 (0.31%) SAN
3 2 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.16%) DHCP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.16%) MPLS
4 1 (0.16%) OSPF
4 1 (0.16%) RSVP
4 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.47%) Base SAS
2 63 (9.77%) Big Data
3 62 (9.61%) Tableau
4 61 (9.46%) Hadoop
5 53 (8.22%) Power BI
6 44 (6.82%) QlikView
7 36 (5.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 35 (5.43%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 34 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (5.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 29 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (4.19%) Data Mining
12 24 (3.72%) Oracle Database
12 24 (3.72%) Relational Database
13 23 (3.57%) Pentaho
13 23 (3.57%) Spotfire
14 21 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (2.95%) Apache Hive
15 19 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (2.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Artifactory
1 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket
1 9 (1.40%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.24%) Maven
3 7 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (1.09%) ProC
4 2 (0.31%) JIRA
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.16%) GitLab
5 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 231 (35.81%) Social Skills
2 218 (33.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 138 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (16.74%) Finance
5 57 (8.84%) Banking
6 41 (6.36%) Marketing
7 31 (4.81%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (3.10%) Games
9 19 (2.95%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (1.86%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.71%) Advertising
13 10 (1.55%) Social Science
14 9 (1.40%) Brand Awareness
14 9 (1.40%) Czech Language
14 9 (1.40%) Law
15 8 (1.24%) Manufacturing
16 7 (1.09%) Retail
17 5 (0.78%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 284 (44.03%) Programmer
2 173 (26.82%) Statistical Programmer
3 139 (21.55%) Senior Programmer
4 87 (13.49%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 81 (12.56%) Analyst
6 64 (9.92%) SAS Programmer
7 63 (9.77%) Data Scientist
8 46 (7.13%) Data Manager
9 37 (5.74%) Data Engineer
10 31 (4.81%) Consultant
11 28 (4.34%) Senior SAS Programmer
12 26 (4.03%) Data Programmer
12 26 (4.03%) Senior Manager
13 24 (3.72%) Data Analyst
14 22 (3.41%) Developer
15 18 (2.79%) Senior Data Scientist
16 15 (2.33%) Data Consultant
17 14 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
18 13 (2.02%) SAS Statistical Programmer
19 12 (1.86%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.50%) XML
2 8 (1.24%) Shiny
3 7 (1.09%) Kafka
4 6 (0.93%) Spring
4 6 (0.93%) TensorFlow
5 5 (0.78%) JSON
6 3 (0.47%) Pandas
6 3 (0.47%) PySpark
7 2 (0.31%) J2EE
8 1 (0.16%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.90%) Life Science
2 64 (9.92%) Biotechnology
3 23 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 21 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 14 (2.17%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.02%) Pharmacovigilance
9 9 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.40%) FMCG
10 8 (1.24%) Social Media
11 4 (0.62%) Cybercrime
11 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.31%) Replication
13 1 (0.16%) EFT
13 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.16%) Mashup
13 1 (0.16%) PMI
13 1 (0.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.57%) Unix
2 12 (1.86%) Linux
3 3 (0.47%) AIX
3 3 (0.47%) Windows
4 2 (0.31%) SUSE
4 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.16%) VMS
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (43.88%) Analytics
2 208 (32.25%) Statistics
3 173 (26.82%) Data Management
4 160 (24.81%) Computer Science
5 158 (24.50%) Mathematics
6 148 (22.95%) Data Science
7 134 (20.78%) Data Analytics
8 124 (19.22%) Project Management
9 121 (18.76%) Validation
10 116 (17.98%) Mentoring
11 115 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (14.57%) Visualisation
13 92 (14.26%) Biostatistics
14 80 (12.40%) Data Integration
15 74 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (11.01%) Process Improvement
17 69 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
18 66 (10.23%) Machine Learning
19 63 (9.77%) Statistical Analysis
20 58 (8.99%) Biometrics
Programming Languages
1 231 (35.81%) SQL
2 170 (26.36%) R
3 167 (25.89%) Python
4 72 (11.16%) Java
5 50 (7.75%) SAS Macro
6 45 (6.98%) C
7 42 (6.51%) C++
8 33 (5.12%) PL/SQL
9 21 (3.26%) VB
10 19 (2.95%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.48%) C#
11 16 (2.48%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.33%) HiveQL
13 8 (1.24%) F#
13 8 (1.24%) Perl
14 7 (1.09%) PROC SQL
14 7 (1.09%) VBA
15 6 (0.93%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.93%) PL/1
15 6 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 237 (36.74%) Degree
2 45 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (4.96%) Master's Degree
4 28 (4.34%) Numerate Degree
5 22 (3.41%) PhD
6 9 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.93%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.62%) MBA
8 4 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.47%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.47%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) ACCA
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.16%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (27.75%) CDISC
2 55 (8.53%) Good Clinical Practice
3 48 (7.44%) QA
4 42 (6.51%) Data Quality
5 23 (3.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.62%) Basel III
6 4 (0.62%) COREP
6 4 (0.62%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.47%) GDPR
8 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.31%) GxP
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.16%) SOC 1
System Software
1 15 (2.33%) HDFS
2 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.40%) Ansible
2 8 (1.24%) Terraform
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Control-M
3 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (8.37%) Oracle
2 51 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.43%) Teradata
4 34 (5.27%) Facebook
5 33 (5.12%) Cloudera
6 30 (4.65%) Informatica
6 30 (4.65%) SAP
7 28 (4.34%) Google
8 25 (3.88%) Talend
9 19 (2.95%) YouTube
10 14 (2.17%) Instagram
11 13 (2.02%) IBM
12 10 (1.55%) Cognos
12 10 (1.55%) DataFlux
12 10 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
13 9 (1.40%) App Annie
13 9 (1.40%) Databricks
14 7 (1.09%) IFS
14 7 (1.09%) Infor
14 7 (1.09%) JD Edwards