Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SAS System
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 472 343
Rank change year-on-year -51 -129 +55
Permanent jobs citing SAS 697 1,033 1,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.62% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.31% 3.71% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 509 770 1,217
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,450 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,100 £87,500 £78,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.47% +5.56% +5.88%

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 21,041 27,866 31,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 16.61% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16,602 22,382 25,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,943 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.82% +3.75%

SAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAS.

Salary trend for SAS in the UK

SAS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAS over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -43 626 £53,500 -2.73% 80
UK excluding London -10 404 £43,000 -9.47% 61
London -59 283 £57,500 -8.00% 32
South East +36 121 £52,500 - 13
Midlands +71 110 £41,500 -2.35% 7
West Midlands +71 85 £45,000 -7.69% 4
North of England -28 67 £42,500 - 11
Scotland -26 49 £35,000 -27.46% 13
North West -8 39 £42,750 -5.00% 6
South West +10 33 £46,250 +2.78% 7
Yorkshire -28 27 £43,750 +6.06% 4
East Midlands +6 25 £32,500 -23.08% 3
Wales +12 13 £38,500 -9.41%
East of England +47 10 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North East +24 1 £20,000 -65.96% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 428 (61.41%) SQL
2 338 (48.49%) Analytics
3 285 (40.89%) Python
4 236 (33.86%) Finance
5 227 (32.57%) R
6 210 (30.13%) Business Intelligence
7 178 (25.54%) Degree
8 171 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
9 170 (24.39%) Data Science
10 153 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
11 130 (18.65%) Visualisation
11 130 (18.65%) Data Warehouse
12 128 (18.36%) Hadoop
13 125 (17.93%) Power Platform
13 125 (17.93%) Power BI
14 124 (17.79%) Azure
15 122 (17.50%) Statistics
16 116 (16.64%) Tableau
17 114 (16.36%) Oracle
18 111 (15.93%) ETL
19 110 (15.78%) Java
20 108 (15.49%) Data Analytics
21 107 (15.35%) Machine Learning
22 105 (15.06%) Mathematics
23 104 (14.92%) AWS
24 103 (14.78%) SPSS
25 91 (13.06%) Big Data
26 86 (12.34%) Marketing
27 85 (12.20%) Banking
27 85 (12.20%) Computer Science

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 55 (7.89%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.01%) Confluence
3 9 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.57%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.29%) Apache
7 2 (0.29%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 103 (14.78%) SPSS
2 81 (11.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (3.30%) Stata
5 14 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.43%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.29%) EViews
8 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.14%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) Exchequer
2 6 (0.86%) FastStats
3 3 (0.43%) Actimize
4 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.29%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 125 (17.93%) Power Platform
2 124 (17.79%) Azure
3 104 (14.92%) AWS
4 30 (4.30%) PaaS
5 26 (3.73%) Office 365
6 22 (3.16%) GCP
7 19 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
9 7 (1.00%) SaaS
10 6 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.86%) Serverless
10 6 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.57%) IaaS
12 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.45%) DNS
2 23 (3.30%) iSCSI
2 23 (3.30%) NAS
3 22 (3.16%) DHCP
4 19 (2.73%) FCoE
4 19 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
5 18 (2.58%) Spanning Tree
5 18 (2.58%) VLAN
6 12 (1.72%) LAN
6 12 (1.72%) WAN
7 9 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (0.86%) SAN
9 5 (0.72%) Firewall
10 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.29%) ADSL
11 2 (0.29%) HTTP
11 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.29%) Internet
11 2 (0.29%) Skype
12 1 (0.14%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (18.65%) Data Warehouse
2 128 (18.36%) Hadoop
3 125 (17.93%) Power BI
4 91 (13.06%) Big Data
5 64 (9.18%) SQL Server
6 62 (8.90%) Pentaho
7 61 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 60 (8.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 56 (8.03%) QlikView
10 46 (6.60%) Data Mining
11 42 (6.03%) Base SAS
12 41 (5.88%) SAS EBI
13 38 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (4.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 31 (4.45%) BusinessObjects
16 27 (3.87%) Relational Database
17 24 (3.44%) Apache Hive
18 22 (3.16%) NoSQL
18 22 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 68 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 54 (7.75%) Bitbucket
4 49 (7.03%) Maven
5 48 (6.89%) Artifactory
6 39 (5.60%) JIRA
7 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.29%) ProC
9 2 (0.29%) Subversion
9 2 (0.29%) Toad
10 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.14%) RStudio
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) XMLSpy
General
1 236 (33.86%) Finance
2 86 (12.34%) Marketing
3 85 (12.20%) Banking
4 57 (8.18%) Retail
5 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.58%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.29%) Advertising
8 9 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.00%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (33.29%) Analyst
2 97 (13.92%) Data Analyst
3 86 (12.34%) Data Scientist
4 56 (8.03%) Consultant
5 53 (7.60%) Developer
6 44 (6.31%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (5.16%) Senior Data Scientist
8 32 (4.59%) Insight Analyst
9 27 (3.87%) Applications Support
9 27 (3.87%) Data Engineer
10 26 (3.73%) Data Consultant
10 26 (3.73%) Financial Analyst
11 24 (3.44%) Architect
11 24 (3.44%) Data Manager
11 24 (3.44%) Software Engineer
12 22 (3.16%) Analytics Manager
12 22 (3.16%) SAS Analyst
13 21 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.73%) Service Analyst
15 18 (2.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.16%) .NET
2 25 (3.59%) Natural Language Processing
3 17 (2.44%) HTML
4 16 (2.30%) CSS
4 16 (2.30%) SciPy
5 15 (2.15%) D3.js
5 15 (2.15%) Web Services
6 14 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (1.87%) NumPy
8 12 (1.72%) HTML5
8 12 (1.72%) Kafka
8 12 (1.72%) Redux
8 12 (1.72%) REST
8 12 (1.72%) SignalR
9 11 (1.58%) ggplot2
9 11 (1.58%) Swagger
10 9 (1.29%) PySpark
10 9 (1.29%) TensorFlow
11 8 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.46%) Algorithms
3 38 (5.45%) Credit Risk
4 32 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.87%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.73%) Clustering
7 15 (2.15%) User Experience
8 12 (1.72%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.15%) Derivative
10 8 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.86%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.57%) PMI
14 4 (0.57%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) Robotics
15 3 (0.43%) Biotechnology
15 3 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.75%) Unix
2 47 (6.74%) Windows
3 33 (4.73%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.15%) Linux
5 9 (1.29%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (0.86%) Fedora
8 4 (0.57%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (48.49%) Analytics
2 210 (30.13%) Business Intelligence
3 171 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (24.39%) Data Science
5 130 (18.65%) Visualisation
6 122 (17.50%) Statistics
7 111 (15.93%) ETL
8 108 (15.49%) Data Analytics
9 107 (15.35%) Machine Learning
10 105 (15.06%) Mathematics
11 85 (12.20%) Computer Science
12 83 (11.91%) Software Engineering
13 74 (10.62%) Data Visualisation
14 72 (10.33%) Data Management
15 67 (9.61%) DevOps
16 65 (9.33%) Data Engineering
17 63 (9.04%) Scrum
18 62 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
19 61 (8.75%) Data Modelling
19 61 (8.75%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 428 (61.41%) SQL
2 285 (40.89%) Python
3 227 (32.57%) R
4 110 (15.78%) Java
5 57 (8.18%) VBA
6 52 (7.46%) MATLAB
7 35 (5.02%) PL/SQL
8 32 (4.59%) C
9 31 (4.45%) C#
9 31 (4.45%) Scala
10 27 (3.87%) C++
11 22 (3.16%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.87%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.72%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.29%) Ruby
15 8 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.15%) SAS Macro
16 6 (0.86%) VB
17 5 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 178 (25.54%) Degree
2 46 (6.60%) Numerate Degree
3 33 (4.73%) PhD
4 28 (4.02%) Master's Degree
5 14 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.01%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.00%) CFA
7 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.29%) SAS Certification
11 1 (0.14%) GIAC
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (10.76%) Data Quality
2 30 (4.30%) SLA
3 21 (3.01%) QA
4 20 (2.87%) IFRS
5 17 (2.44%) IFRS 9
6 8 (1.15%) Basel II
7 7 (1.00%) Actionable Recommendations
7 7 (1.00%) CDISC
8 6 (0.86%) GLP
8 6 (0.86%) GMP
9 5 (0.72%) GDPR
10 2 (0.29%) Basel III
10 2 (0.29%) COBIT
10 2 (0.29%) COREP
10 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.29%) PMO
10 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 45 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 27 (3.87%) XenApp
4 26 (3.73%) Docker
5 18 (2.58%) vSphere
6 14 (2.01%) HDFS
7 9 (1.29%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.86%) Squid
9 5 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 4 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (0.14%) NFS
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 54 (7.75%) Ansible
1 54 (7.75%) Terraform
2 22 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.01%) WSUS
4 12 (1.72%) Puppet
5 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.72%) Control-M
8 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.57%) OpenView
8 4 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.14%) Kibana
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 116 (16.64%) Tableau
2 114 (16.36%) Oracle
3 78 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 57 (8.18%) Cloudera
5 50 (7.17%) Informatica
6 42 (6.03%) Teradata
7 35 (5.02%) Cisco
7 35 (5.02%) SAP
8 31 (4.45%) IBM
9 28 (4.02%) Citrix
10 26 (3.73%) VMware
11 24 (3.44%) ServiceNow
12 23 (3.30%) Google
13 22 (3.16%) Dell
13 22 (3.16%) HP
14 18 (2.58%) Dell Compellent
14 18 (2.58%) NetApp
15 14 (2.01%) Cognos
16 13 (1.87%) Alteryx
17 12 (1.72%) Talend