Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 346 503 553
Rank change year-on-year +157 +50 -45
Permanent jobs citing SAS 1,204 192 668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.99% 2.84% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 293 125 502
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £36,816
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,000 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.73% +29.41% -10.53%

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 17,217 6,759 20,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 14.10% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,779 5,612 16,214
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,540 £45,000 £42,693
% change year-on-year +1.20% +5.40% -2.67%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 +47 700 £55,000 -10.20% 92
UK excluding London +41 455 £48,000 -12.73% 52
Work from Home +39 440 £52,500 +10.53% 16
London -79 269 £60,000 -11.11% 42
South East -72 145 £52,500 -10.64% 9
East of England +26 144 - - 4
North of England -82 78 £42,500 -1.16% 16
North West -76 39 £42,500 +1.80% 8
Midlands -106 39 £52,500 +56.72% 15
Yorkshire -73 37 £45,000 +4.65% 7
West Midlands -86 31 £52,500 +59.09% 13
Scotland -76 19 £52,403 +1.26% 2
South West -92 12 £45,000 -23.40% 4
Isle of Man - 11 - -
East Midlands -63 8 £42,500 -37.04% 2
Wales -52 5 £36,500 -13.20% 2
North East - 2 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £24,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 516 (42.86%) Degree
2 477 (39.62%) Social Skills
3 438 (36.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 353 (29.32%) Statistics
5 351 (29.15%) Analytics
6 349 (28.99%) Data Management
7 348 (28.90%) Biostatistics
8 341 (28.32%) Computer Science
9 340 (28.24%) Mathematics
10 335 (27.82%) SQL
11 316 (26.25%) CDISC
12 298 (24.75%) Mentoring
13 295 (24.50%) Problem-Solving
14 264 (21.93%) Validation
15 229 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
16 223 (18.52%) R
17 222 (18.44%) Finance
18 215 (17.86%) Life Science
19 211 (17.52%) Project Management
20 190 (15.78%) Statistical Analysis
21 181 (15.03%) Data Science
22 164 (13.62%) Python
23 161 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
24 137 (11.38%) Computer Science Degree
25 128 (10.63%) Good Clinical Practice
26 125 (10.38%) Oracle
27 120 (9.97%) Visualisation
28 119 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
29 105 (8.72%) Clinical Data Management
29 105 (8.72%) Process Improvement

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 32 (2.66%) Oracle Workflow
2 23 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.91%) IIS
5 9 (0.75%) Confluence
6 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.083%) CMS
9 1 (0.083%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.083%) Kentico
9 1 (0.083%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.083%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 82 (6.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (3.16%) SPSS
5 15 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.08%) Stata
7 5 (0.42%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.083%) EViews
Business Applications
1 25 (2.08%) Adobe Campaign
2 15 (1.25%) Oracle Clinical
3 12 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.50%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.50%) SAP Business One
5 6 (0.50%) Unica
6 4 (0.33%) FastStats
7 3 (0.25%) BambooHR
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.64%) Azure
2 71 (5.90%) AWS
3 45 (3.74%) Power Platform
4 30 (2.49%) GCP
5 18 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (1.00%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.66%) Azure Service Bus
7 8 (0.66%) Bitrise
7 8 (0.66%) SaaS
8 7 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.50%) Snowflake
10 5 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (0.42%) GitHub
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.33%) PaaS
11 4 (0.33%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.08%) SMS
2 14 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (0.83%) VoIP
4 8 (0.66%) Firewall
5 7 (0.58%) Broadband
5 7 (0.58%) VLAN
6 6 (0.50%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (0.50%) DHCP
6 6 (0.50%) DNS
6 6 (0.50%) VPN
7 5 (0.42%) SSL
8 4 (0.33%) LAN
8 4 (0.33%) Telepresence
8 4 (0.33%) WAN
9 2 (0.17%) Internet
9 2 (0.17%) SAN
10 1 (0.083%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.083%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (8.64%) Base SAS
2 84 (6.98%) Hadoop
3 81 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (5.90%) Spotfire
5 70 (5.81%) Relational Database
6 67 (5.56%) Tableau
7 49 (4.07%) Metadata
8 47 (3.90%) SQL Server
9 46 (3.82%) Big Data
10 41 (3.41%) Power BI
11 37 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (2.33%) DTS
14 27 (2.24%) Apache Hive
15 25 (2.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 25 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.99%) Pentaho
17 23 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (1.91%) Impala
17 23 (1.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (2.66%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (1.16%) JIRA
3 7 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.33%) Cypress.io
5 4 (0.33%) Postman
5 4 (0.33%) ProC
5 4 (0.33%) Selenium
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.25%) GitLab
6 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.17%) Babel
7 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) webpack
8 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 477 (39.62%) Social Skills
2 438 (36.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 229 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (18.44%) Finance
5 79 (6.56%) Marketing
6 71 (5.90%) Banking
7 64 (5.32%) Presentation Skills
8 48 (3.99%) Games
9 43 (3.57%) Retail
10 38 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
11 25 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (1.58%) Retail Banking
13 18 (1.50%) Public Sector
14 17 (1.41%) Social Science
14 17 (1.41%) Telecoms
15 15 (1.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 14 (1.16%) Legal
17 11 (0.91%) Advertising
18 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
19 9 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 651 (54.07%) Programmer
2 354 (29.40%) Statistical Programmer
3 287 (23.84%) Senior Programmer
4 223 (18.52%) Analyst
5 150 (12.46%) Senior Statistical Programmer
6 94 (7.81%) SAS Programmer
7 63 (5.23%) Developer
8 51 (4.24%) Data Analyst
9 50 (4.15%) Data Engineer
9 50 (4.15%) Data Manager
10 40 (3.32%) Data Scientist
10 40 (3.32%) Senior SAS Programmer
11 37 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
12 33 (2.74%) Data Programmer
13 27 (2.24%) Risk Analyst
14 25 (2.08%) SAS Developer
15 24 (1.99%) Architect
15 24 (1.99%) Credit Analyst
15 24 (1.99%) Credit Risk Analyst
16 20 (1.66%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.49%) XML
2 39 (3.24%) .NET
3 32 (2.66%) HTML
4 25 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 23 (1.91%) AngularJS
6 19 (1.58%) jQuery
7 14 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.08%) Web Services
9 12 (1.00%) PySpark
10 8 (0.66%) Play Framework
10 8 (0.66%) WireMock
11 7 (0.58%) COM
11 7 (0.58%) CSS
11 7 (0.58%) REST
12 6 (0.50%) Kafka
12 6 (0.50%) TensorFlow
13 5 (0.42%) JSON
13 5 (0.42%) Keras
13 5 (0.42%) PyTorch
13 5 (0.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 215 (17.86%) Life Science
2 96 (7.97%) Biotechnology
3 76 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 62 (5.15%) Data Structures
5 50 (4.15%) Credit Risk
6 27 (2.24%) Social Media
7 26 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 25 (2.08%) Digital Media
9 23 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 17 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
13 8 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.66%) Legacy Applications
14 7 (0.58%) Pharmacovigilance
15 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.33%) CMDB
16 4 (0.33%) FMCG
16 4 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
16 4 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (3.99%) Unix
2 29 (2.41%) Windows
3 21 (1.74%) Linux
4 14 (1.16%) VMS
5 9 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.66%) Android
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (29.32%) Statistics
2 351 (29.15%) Analytics
3 349 (28.99%) Data Management
4 348 (28.90%) Biostatistics
5 341 (28.32%) Computer Science
6 340 (28.24%) Mathematics
7 298 (24.75%) Mentoring
8 295 (24.50%) Problem-Solving
9 264 (21.93%) Validation
10 211 (17.52%) Project Management
11 190 (15.78%) Statistical Analysis
12 181 (15.03%) Data Science
13 161 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
14 120 (9.97%) Visualisation
15 119 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
16 105 (8.72%) Clinical Data Management
16 105 (8.72%) Process Improvement
17 99 (8.22%) Biometrics
18 95 (7.89%) Time Management
19 93 (7.72%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 335 (27.82%) SQL
2 223 (18.52%) R
3 164 (13.62%) Python
4 102 (8.47%) SAS Macro
5 68 (5.65%) PL/SQL
6 66 (5.48%) C#
7 56 (4.65%) Java
8 44 (3.65%) VB
9 40 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.16%) VBA
11 25 (2.08%) C
12 24 (1.99%) JavaScript
13 23 (1.91%) C++
14 19 (1.58%) HiveQL
15 11 (0.91%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.75%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.66%) Groovy
17 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.58%) Scala
19 5 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 516 (42.86%) Degree
2 137 (11.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (8.06%) Master's Degree
4 51 (4.24%) PhD
5 49 (4.07%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 14 (1.16%) SAS Certification
8 9 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.66%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.50%) Tableau Certification
11 4 (0.33%) CCNA
11 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) HND
13 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.083%) PMP
13 1 (0.083%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (26.25%) CDISC
2 128 (10.63%) Good Clinical Practice
3 55 (4.57%) Data Quality
4 47 (3.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 42 (3.49%) QA
6 10 (0.83%) GDPR
7 8 (0.66%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.66%) IFRS
7 8 (0.66%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.42%) SLA
9 4 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) Basel III
11 2 (0.17%) COREP
11 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.17%) GLP
System Software
1 19 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.41%) HDFS
3 11 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.33%) Docker
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.083%) Lustre
6 1 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (0.66%) Kubernetes
1 8 (0.66%) SCCM
2 6 (0.50%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.42%) Control-M
3 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.42%) Terraform
4 4 (0.33%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.083%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 125 (10.38%) Oracle
2 103 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 77 (6.40%) SAP
4 63 (5.23%) Facebook
5 49 (4.07%) Google
6 39 (3.24%) YouTube
7 38 (3.16%) Teradata
8 34 (2.82%) Informatica
9 30 (2.49%) Talend
10 25 (2.08%) Adobe
11 21 (1.74%) IBM
12 16 (1.33%) Cisco
13 15 (1.25%) Cognos
14 11 (0.91%) Amplitude
14 11 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
15 10 (0.83%) Symantec
15 10 (0.83%) VMware
16 9 (0.75%) DataFlux
16 9 (0.75%) Dell
17 8 (0.66%) Ab Initio