Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 492 566
Rank change year-on-year +118 +74 -97
Permanent jobs citing SAS 916 326 679
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.86% 3.34% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 237 244 468
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,975 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,712 £36,811
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £68,750 £74,063 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,000 £94,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -7.22%

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 15,641 9,764 21,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 14.23% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,312 7,781 17,118
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 July 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 30 July 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 -15 533 £55,000 - 83
UK excluding London -4 363 £48,000 -4.00% 49
Work from Home -11 310 £57,500 -36.11% 13
London -81 198 £60,000 -7.69% 37
East of England +65 120 £52,000 +48.57% 2
South East -37 103 £45,000 -29.41% 19
Midlands -55 55 £48,750 -2.50% 8
North of England -70 39 £42,500 +6.25% 11
West Midlands -63 38 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire -64 22 £40,684 +1.71% 1
Scotland -69 20 £53,750 +22.86% 6
East Midlands -41 17 £35,250 -32.86% 2
North West -46 17 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Isle of Man - 13 - -
South West -90 8 £54,500 -0.91% 3
Wales -32 3 £35,000 -17.65%
Northern Ireland - 2 £34,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 379 (41.38%) Degree
2 375 (40.94%) Social Skills
3 324 (35.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 321 (35.04%) Analytics
5 283 (30.90%) SQL
6 280 (30.57%) Data Management
7 268 (29.26%) Statistics
8 243 (26.53%) Mathematics
9 240 (26.20%) CDISC
10 236 (25.76%) Computer Science
11 203 (22.16%) Biostatistics
11 203 (22.16%) R
12 198 (21.62%) Validation
13 184 (20.09%) Mentoring
14 183 (19.98%) Analytical Skills
15 179 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
16 178 (19.43%) Data Science
17 172 (18.78%) Project Management
18 167 (18.23%) Life Science
19 161 (17.58%) Python
20 158 (17.25%) Finance
21 133 (14.52%) Statistical Analysis
22 115 (12.55%) Data Analytics
23 100 (10.92%) Base SAS
24 96 (10.48%) Data Integration
25 95 (10.37%) Visualisation
26 87 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
26 87 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
27 84 (9.17%) Good Clinical Practice
28 79 (8.62%) Biotechnology

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 22 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
2 21 (2.29%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.53%) IIS
4 9 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.55%) Apache
5 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.22%) CMS
6 2 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.11%) Kentico
7 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (3.71%) SPSS
4 32 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.87%) Stata
7 2 (0.22%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) EViews
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 25 (2.73%) Adobe Campaign
2 17 (1.86%) Oracle Clinical
3 13 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.09%) BambooHR
5 5 (0.55%) Unica
6 4 (0.44%) FastStats
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.22%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.33%) Azure
2 54 (5.90%) AWS
3 42 (4.59%) Power Platform
4 30 (3.28%) GCP
5 16 (1.75%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.66%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.55%) Snowflake
8 4 (0.44%) Bitrise
9 3 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.22%) Firebase
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) PaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Serverless
11 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.73%) SMS
2 14 (1.53%) VoIP
3 9 (0.98%) Firewall
3 9 (0.98%) LAN
3 9 (0.98%) WAN
4 6 (0.66%) VLAN
4 6 (0.66%) VPN
5 5 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (0.55%) DHCP
5 5 (0.55%) DNS
6 4 (0.44%) Broadband
6 4 (0.44%) SAN
7 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.11%) Internet
7 1 (0.11%) MPLS
7 1 (0.11%) OSPF
7 1 (0.11%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.92%) Base SAS
2 63 (6.88%) Tableau
3 60 (6.55%) Hadoop
4 52 (5.68%) Big Data
5 47 (5.13%) Metadata
5 47 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 43 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (4.59%) Power BI
8 39 (4.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 36 (3.93%) SQL Server
10 34 (3.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 32 (3.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 29 (3.17%) Spotfire
13 25 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (2.07%) Data Mining
17 18 (1.97%) NoSQL
18 15 (1.64%) QlikView
19 14 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (0.76%) ProC
3 6 (0.66%) JIRA
4 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.22%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.22%) Postman
5 2 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.11%) Babel
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 375 (40.94%) Social Skills
2 324 (35.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 183 (19.98%) Analytical Skills
4 158 (17.25%) Finance
5 72 (7.86%) Marketing
6 53 (5.79%) Banking
7 46 (5.02%) Games
8 44 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
9 28 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (2.73%) Retail
11 23 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
12 22 (2.40%) Telecoms
13 21 (2.29%) Social Science
14 10 (1.09%) Advertising
14 10 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 9 (0.98%) Publishing
16 8 (0.87%) Legal
16 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.66%) Czech Language
18 5 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 452 (49.34%) Programmer
2 249 (27.18%) Statistical Programmer
3 221 (24.13%) Senior Programmer
4 144 (15.72%) Analyst
5 122 (13.32%) Senior Statistical Programmer
6 90 (9.83%) SAS Programmer
7 56 (6.11%) Data Manager
8 55 (6.00%) Data Scientist
9 39 (4.26%) Developer
10 38 (4.15%) Senior SAS Programmer
11 34 (3.71%) Data Programmer
12 32 (3.49%) Senior Manager
13 28 (3.06%) Consultant
13 28 (3.06%) Data Analyst
14 27 (2.95%) Data Engineer
15 25 (2.73%) SAS Statistical Programmer
16 24 (2.62%) Architect
17 22 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
18 15 (1.64%) SAS Developer
19 13 (1.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.49%) XML
2 27 (2.95%) HTML
3 23 (2.51%) .NET
4 10 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (0.98%) jQuery
6 8 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 8 (0.87%) Kafka
6 8 (0.87%) Shiny
6 8 (0.87%) TensorFlow
7 6 (0.66%) JSON
7 6 (0.66%) Play Framework
7 6 (0.66%) PySpark
7 6 (0.66%) Spring
8 5 (0.55%) COM
9 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.44%) WireMock
10 3 (0.33%) Keras
10 3 (0.33%) PyTorch
10 3 (0.33%) Web Services
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 167 (18.23%) Life Science
2 79 (8.62%) Biotechnology
3 49 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.59%) Data Structures
5 25 (2.73%) Digital Media
5 25 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.40%) Credit Risk
8 21 (2.29%) Algorithms
8 21 (2.29%) Social Media
9 13 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
10 9 (0.98%) Pharmacovigilance
11 7 (0.76%) FMCG
11 7 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.44%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.44%) EFT
12 4 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
13 3 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.22%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 23 (2.51%) Linux
2 18 (1.97%) Unix
3 14 (1.53%) Windows
4 5 (0.55%) VMS
4 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.44%) AIX
6 2 (0.22%) Android
6 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.22%) SUSE
6 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (35.04%) Analytics
2 280 (30.57%) Data Management
3 268 (29.26%) Statistics
4 243 (26.53%) Mathematics
5 236 (25.76%) Computer Science
6 203 (22.16%) Biostatistics
7 198 (21.62%) Validation
8 184 (20.09%) Mentoring
9 179 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
10 178 (19.43%) Data Science
11 172 (18.78%) Project Management
12 133 (14.52%) Statistical Analysis
13 115 (12.55%) Data Analytics
14 96 (10.48%) Data Integration
15 95 (10.37%) Visualisation
16 87 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
16 87 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
17 78 (8.52%) Clinical Data Management
18 76 (8.30%) Time Management
19 75 (8.19%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 283 (30.90%) SQL
2 203 (22.16%) R
3 161 (17.58%) Python
4 73 (7.97%) SAS Macro
5 56 (6.11%) Java
6 41 (4.48%) C
7 39 (4.26%) C#
8 36 (3.93%) C++
8 36 (3.93%) PL/SQL
9 33 (3.60%) VB
10 22 (2.40%) VBA
11 21 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.53%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.09%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.87%) Scala
14 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.76%) PROC SQL
16 6 (0.66%) Groovy
16 6 (0.66%) PL/1
16 6 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 379 (41.38%) Degree
2 78 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (5.24%) PhD
4 45 (4.91%) Master's Degree
5 41 (4.48%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.20%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.76%) SAS Certification
9 5 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.44%) MBA
10 4 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) ACCA
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (26.20%) CDISC
2 84 (9.17%) Good Clinical Practice
3 51 (5.57%) QA
4 41 (4.48%) Data Quality
5 31 (3.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.44%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.44%) Basel III
6 4 (0.44%) COREP
6 4 (0.44%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.33%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.22%) GLP
8 2 (0.22%) GxP
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.11%) SOC 1
System Software
1 13 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.44%) HDFS
4 3 (0.33%) Docker
5 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Lustre
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.22%) Control-M
4 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 78 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.08%) Oracle
3 50 (5.46%) Facebook
4 49 (5.35%) Google
5 41 (4.48%) SAP
6 39 (4.26%) Teradata
7 28 (3.06%) Adobe
8 27 (2.95%) YouTube
9 22 (2.40%) Instagram
10 20 (2.18%) Informatica
11 17 (1.86%) IBM
12 14 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
13 12 (1.31%) Amplitude
13 12 (1.31%) DataFlux
14 11 (1.20%) Cloudera
14 11 (1.20%) VMware
15 8 (0.87%) Pega
15 8 (0.87%) Talend
16 7 (0.76%) Cognos
17 6 (0.66%) Cisco