Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 509 504 402
Rank change year-on-year -5 -102 -37
Permanent jobs citing SAS 589 834 1,371
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.43% 3.60% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 525 543 1,095
Median annual salary £53,000 £52,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +2.97% +10.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17,155 23,135 29,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.49% 15.51% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,641 18,365 24,445
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 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 +32 533 £55,000 +4.76% 69
UK excluding London -32 310 £45,000 - 50
London +45 265 £65,000 - 30
North of England +84 83 £39,184 -12.92% 9
Midlands -2 69 £47,500 +18.75% 11
South East -42 63 £60,000 +20.00% 12
West Midlands +41 51 £49,250 +23.13% 10
Yorkshire +66 45 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Scotland +9 44 £42,500 -5.56% 8
South West +65 39 £45,000 - 2
Work from Home +27 39 £90,000 +50.00% 12
North West +39 32 £38,342 -15.73% 6
East Midlands -30 16 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East of England +48 9 £35,000 -33.33% 5
North East +13 6 £39,184 +5.19%
Wales -21 4 £41,500 -7.78% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 380 (64.52%) SQL
2 274 (46.52%) Python
3 270 (45.84%) Analytics
4 207 (35.14%) Finance
5 202 (34.30%) R
6 179 (30.39%) Business Intelligence
7 134 (22.75%) Tableau
8 132 (22.41%) Data Science
9 124 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
10 94 (15.96%) Power BI
10 94 (15.96%) Power Platform
11 90 (15.28%) Hadoop
12 88 (14.94%) Visualisation
13 83 (14.09%) ETL
14 82 (13.92%) Java
15 80 (13.58%) Oracle
16 79 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (13.41%) Data Management
17 78 (13.24%) Marketing
18 77 (13.07%) Data Analysis
18 77 (13.07%) Data Modelling
19 75 (12.73%) Data Analytics
20 74 (12.56%) SQL Server
21 70 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
21 70 (11.88%) Azure
22 65 (11.04%) SPSS
22 65 (11.04%) Banking
23 64 (10.87%) AWS
24 63 (10.70%) Data Quality
25 62 (10.53%) 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 39 (6.62%) Apache Spark
2 11 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.70%) PowerExchange
4 8 (1.36%) CMS
4 8 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.36%) WordPress
5 7 (1.19%) Confluence
6 6 (1.02%) Apache
6 6 (1.02%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.51%) IIS
7 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) CICS
9 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 65 (11.04%) SPSS
2 55 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.34%) Stata
7 1 (0.17%) EViews
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.38%) FastStats
2 8 (1.36%) Magento
3 4 (0.68%) Actimize
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.34%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.34%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 94 (15.96%) Power Platform
2 70 (11.88%) Azure
3 64 (10.87%) AWS
4 20 (3.40%) SaaS
5 9 (1.53%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.53%) PaaS
6 8 (1.36%) GCP
7 7 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.19%) Azure Stack
8 6 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.51%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.34%) Taleo
11 1 (0.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.21%) SAN
2 7 (1.19%) DHCP
2 7 (1.19%) DNS
3 6 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (1.02%) Firewall
4 4 (0.68%) iSCSI
4 4 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) HTTP
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.17%) PBX
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (15.96%) Power BI
2 90 (15.28%) Hadoop
3 74 (12.56%) SQL Server
4 70 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (9.00%) Big Data
6 53 (9.00%) QlikView
7 52 (8.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (7.98%) Relational Database
9 41 (6.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 38 (6.45%) Base SAS
11 36 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
12 35 (5.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 30 (5.09%) Data Mining
14 26 (4.41%) Pentaho
15 25 (4.24%) Qlik Sense
16 23 (3.90%) SAS Visual Analytics
17 21 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.23%) Maven
4 18 (3.06%) Artifactory
4 18 (3.06%) Bitbucket
5 12 (2.04%) JIRA
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.68%) RStudio
7 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.17%) JUnit
8 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.17%) ProC
8 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 207 (35.14%) Finance
2 78 (13.24%) Marketing
3 65 (11.04%) Banking
4 19 (3.23%) Retail
5 10 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.36%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.85%) Front Office
8 5 (0.85%) Publishing
9 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 192 (32.60%) Analyst
2 88 (14.94%) Data Analyst
3 64 (10.87%) Developer
4 53 (9.00%) Data Scientist
5 45 (7.64%) SQL Analyst
6 43 (7.30%) Consultant
7 42 (7.13%) Data Engineer
8 39 (6.62%) Senior Analyst
8 39 (6.62%) SQL Data Analyst
9 38 (6.45%) SAS Analyst
10 34 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 34 (5.77%) Insight Analyst
11 31 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
12 25 (4.24%) Service Analyst
13 22 (3.74%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.57%) SAS Data Analyst
15 20 (3.40%) Data Insight Analyst
15 20 (3.40%) Insight Data Analyst
16 18 (3.06%) Data Consultant
16 18 (3.06%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.90%) .NET
1 23 (3.90%) HTML
2 15 (2.55%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (1.87%) Web Services
4 10 (1.70%) REST
4 10 (1.70%) TensorFlow
5 9 (1.53%) CSS
5 9 (1.53%) XML
6 8 (1.36%) Middleware
7 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.19%) HTML5
8 6 (1.02%) Kafka
8 6 (1.02%) React
9 5 (0.85%) Redux
9 5 (0.85%) RESTful
9 5 (0.85%) SignalR
9 5 (0.85%) Swagger
10 3 (0.51%) Node.js
10 3 (0.51%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 124 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.28%) Credit Risk
3 32 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 14 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.87%) User Experience
7 9 (1.53%) Taxonomies
8 8 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.85%) Clustering
10 5 (0.85%) CMDB
10 5 (0.85%) Derivative
10 5 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 5 (0.85%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.47%) Linux
2 37 (6.28%) Unix
3 16 (2.72%) Windows
4 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.02%) CentOS
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (45.84%) Analytics
2 179 (30.39%) Business Intelligence
3 132 (22.41%) Data Science
4 88 (14.94%) Visualisation
5 83 (14.09%) ETL
6 79 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (13.41%) Data Management
7 77 (13.07%) Data Analysis
7 77 (13.07%) Data Modelling
8 75 (12.73%) Data Analytics
9 62 (10.53%) Machine Learning
10 59 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 55 (9.34%) Statistics
12 54 (9.17%) Decision-Making
13 53 (9.00%) Data Visualisation
14 49 (8.32%) Mathematics
15 48 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (7.98%) Project Management
17 42 (7.13%) Coaching
18 38 (6.45%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 380 (64.52%) SQL
2 274 (46.52%) Python
3 202 (34.30%) R
4 82 (13.92%) Java
5 35 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.60%) MATLAB
7 32 (5.43%) C
7 32 (5.43%) C++
7 32 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 29 (4.92%) C#
9 23 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 21 (3.57%) VBA
11 17 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.70%) Korn
13 9 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.19%) Scala
15 6 (1.02%) VB
16 5 (0.85%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.68%) SAS Macro
17 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (10.19%) Degree
2 9 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (1.36%) MCP
4 7 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.02%) MCSA
5 6 (1.02%) MCSE
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.02%) PhD
5 6 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.34%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) MBA
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.70%) Data Quality
2 24 (4.07%) QA
3 15 (2.55%) IFRS
4 13 (2.21%) IFRS 9
5 11 (1.87%) Actionable Recommendations
5 11 (1.87%) GDPR
6 9 (1.53%) SLA
6 9 (1.53%) Solvency II
7 7 (1.19%) COBIT
7 7 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.85%) Basel II
8 5 (0.85%) Basel III
8 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.68%) MiFID
10 3 (0.51%) CDISC
11 1 (0.17%) COREP
11 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.19%) Docker
3 6 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.02%) vSphere
3 6 (1.02%) XenApp
4 4 (0.68%) HDFS
4 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) ACF2
5 1 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (3.06%) Ansible
1 18 (3.06%) Terraform
2 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.02%) SCCM
2 6 (1.02%) vCenter Server
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 134 (22.75%) Tableau
2 80 (13.58%) Oracle
3 56 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 51 (8.66%) Informatica
5 36 (6.11%) MicroStrategy
6 35 (5.94%) Teradata
7 22 (3.74%) Cloudera
8 17 (2.89%) IBM
9 14 (2.38%) Cognos
9 14 (2.38%) Google
9 14 (2.38%) SAP
10 11 (1.87%) VMware
11 10 (1.70%) HP
12 9 (1.53%) Netezza
13 8 (1.36%) Alterian
14 7 (1.19%) Adobe
15 6 (1.02%) Ab Initio
15 6 (1.02%) Citrix
15 6 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (1.02%) Red Hat