Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 57 38
Rank change year-on-year +28 -19 +72
Permanent jobs citing SaaS 2,239 344 500
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.96% 5.22% 6.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.88% 11.54% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,752 296 478
10th Percentile £38,025 £39,375 £41,000
25th Percentile £45,625 £50,938 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £63,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80% +4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £91,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,266 2,982 3,164
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 47.19% 45.24% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10,754 2,709 2,919
10th Percentile £37,375 £36,250 £36,655
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

SaaS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SaaS trend for jobs with a WFH option

SaaS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SaaS.

SaaS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SaaS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SaaS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

SaaS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, SaaS job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SaaS.

1 848 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (31.13%) AWS
3 591 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 500 (22.33%) Social Skills
5 498 (22.24%) Azure
6 466 (20.81%) DevOps
7 442 (19.74%) HTML
8 375 (16.75%) Docker
9 371 (16.57%) C#
10 343 (15.32%) Finance
11 341 (15.23%) .NET
12 340 (15.19%) CSS
13 321 (14.34%) SQL
14 302 (13.49%) React
15 288 (12.86%) Software Engineering
16 274 (12.24%) TypeScript
17 270 (12.06%) Front End Development
18 268 (11.97%) Kubernetes
19 267 (11.92%) Scrum
20 254 (11.34%) Microsoft
21 253 (11.30%) Full Stack Development
22 249 (11.12%) Degree
23 239 (10.67%) Fintech
24 238 (10.63%) Greenfield Project
25 237 (10.59%) Microservices
26 235 (10.50%) QA
27 228 (10.18%) Project Management
28 212 (9.47%) Test Automation
29 211 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
30 209 (9.33%) PHP

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 95 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
2 81 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.55%) Confluence
4 36 (1.61%) Documentum
5 27 (1.21%) WordPress
6 25 (1.12%) CMS
7 24 (1.07%) IIS
8 21 (0.94%) Apache
9 17 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.40%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.18%) Hyperledger
14 4 (0.18%) MODX
15 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
15 3 (0.13%) nginx
16 2 (0.089%) EPiServer
16 2 (0.089%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (1.61%) Figma
2 31 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.89%) InVision
4 20 (0.89%) Sketch
5 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.45%) Windchill
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Smart View
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.13%) Zeplin
10 2 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 71 (3.17%) Oracle ERP
2 41 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (1.52%) NetSuite
4 29 (1.30%) TrackWise
5 21 (0.94%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 18 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.49%) Sage 200
9 10 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.27%) Shopify
11 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.27%) Workday HCM
12 5 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.22%) R3 Corda
12 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 697 (31.13%) AWS
2 498 (22.24%) Azure
3 204 (9.11%) PaaS
4 183 (8.17%) IaaS
5 120 (5.36%) Serverless
6 115 (5.14%) GCP
7 97 (4.33%) Veeva
8 78 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
9 69 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
10 62 (2.77%) GitHub
11 54 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
12 49 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
15 37 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
16 34 (1.52%) Amazon S3
17 27 (1.21%) Power Platform
18 24 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
18 24 (1.07%) OneDrive
19 23 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.77%) Firewall
2 37 (1.65%) DNS
3 35 (1.56%) VPN
4 26 (1.16%) SSL
5 23 (1.03%) HTTP
6 22 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.98%) VoIP
7 18 (0.80%) SAN
8 16 (0.71%) VLAN
9 14 (0.63%) LAN
9 14 (0.63%) Network Security
9 14 (0.63%) WAN
10 13 (0.58%) DHCP
11 11 (0.49%) Internet
11 11 (0.49%) IPsec
12 6 (0.27%) SMTP
12 6 (0.27%) VSAN
13 5 (0.22%) DAB
13 5 (0.22%) IPv4
13 5 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (9.29%) MySQL
2 187 (8.35%) SQL Server
3 119 (5.31%) NoSQL
4 90 (4.02%) MongoDB
5 82 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
7 67 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 46 (2.05%) Relational Database
9 38 (1.70%) Big Data
10 31 (1.38%) Redis
11 29 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
13 17 (0.76%) Power BI
14 16 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.71%) MariaDB
15 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 203 (9.07%) Git (software)
2 140 (6.25%) JIRA
3 70 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 59 (2.64%) Cypress.io
4 59 (2.64%) Selenium
5 42 (1.88%) Bitbucket
6 41 (1.83%) Postman
7 36 (1.61%) GitLab
8 27 (1.21%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.16%) SpecFlow
10 24 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 22 (0.98%) Travis CI
12 17 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 17 (0.76%) webpack
13 15 (0.67%) git-flow
13 15 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.63%) Maven
15 12 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (0.49%) Gradle
General
1 500 (22.33%) Social Skills
2 343 (15.32%) Finance
3 161 (7.19%) Marketing
4 131 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (4.15%) Law
6 76 (3.39%) Retail
7 74 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 70 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
9 67 (2.99%) Telecoms
10 66 (2.95%) Public Sector
11 60 (2.68%) Banking
12 51 (2.28%) German Language
13 50 (2.23%) French Language
13 50 (2.23%) Legal
14 49 (2.19%) Italian Language
14 49 (2.19%) Spanish Language
15 44 (1.97%) Games
16 34 (1.52%) Manufacturing
17 32 (1.43%) Financial Institution
17 32 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 803 (35.86%) Developer
2 185 (8.26%) Architect
2 185 (8.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 168 (7.50%) Consultant
4 141 (6.30%) Senior Developer
5 129 (5.76%) PHP Developer
6 114 (5.09%) Software Developer
7 100 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 95 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
9 90 (4.02%) .NET Developer
10 89 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
11 87 (3.89%) Software Engineer
12 71 (3.17%) C# Developer
13 69 (3.08%) Product Manager
14 67 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
15 66 (2.95%) Cloud Architect
16 64 (2.86%) Analyst
16 64 (2.86%) Implementation Consultant
17 60 (2.68%) SaaS Developer
18 55 (2.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (19.74%) HTML
2 341 (15.23%) .NET
3 340 (15.19%) CSS
4 302 (13.49%) React
5 194 (8.66%) AngularJS
6 189 (8.44%) Node.js
7 170 (7.59%) Vue.js
8 156 (6.97%) RESTful
9 130 (5.81%) .NET Core
10 128 (5.72%) GraphQL
11 124 (5.54%) React Native
11 124 (5.54%) Web Services
12 123 (5.49%) REST
13 104 (4.64%) HTML5
14 81 (3.62%) Flutter
14 81 (3.62%) jQuery
15 68 (3.04%) CSS3
16 66 (2.95%) JSON
16 66 (2.95%) Redux
17 65 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 238 (10.63%) Greenfield Project
2 161 (7.19%) User Experience
3 150 (6.70%) e-Learning
4 105 (4.69%) Life Science
5 90 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 90 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (2.77%) Public Cloud
7 61 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 60 (2.68%) Virtual Team
9 56 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 40 (1.79%) Cloud Native
11 34 (1.52%) Pharmacovigilance
12 31 (1.38%) Data Centre
13 28 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 28 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 20 (0.89%) Blog
15 19 (0.85%) Biotechnology
16 16 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
16 16 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.71%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 177 (7.91%) Linux
2 144 (6.43%) Windows
3 61 (2.72%) Windows Server
4 43 (1.92%) Android
5 38 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.21%) Unix
8 24 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.85%) CentOS
10 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.54%) SUSE
11 12 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 2 (0.089%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.089%) Solaris
17 1 (0.045%) Alpine Linux
17 1 (0.045%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 848 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (20.81%) DevOps
3 288 (12.86%) Software Engineering
4 270 (12.06%) Front End Development
5 267 (11.92%) Scrum
6 253 (11.30%) Full Stack Development
7 239 (10.67%) Fintech
8 237 (10.59%) Microservices
9 228 (10.18%) Project Management
10 212 (9.47%) Test Automation
11 211 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
12 205 (9.16%) E-Commerce
13 189 (8.44%) Computer Science
14 167 (7.46%) Mentoring
15 155 (6.92%) ERP
16 142 (6.34%) Presales
17 129 (5.76%) Coaching
18 117 (5.23%) Migration
19 115 (5.14%) Infrastructure as Code
20 100 (4.47%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 591 (26.40%) JavaScript
2 371 (16.57%) C#
3 321 (14.34%) SQL
4 274 (12.24%) TypeScript
5 209 (9.33%) PHP
6 203 (9.07%) Python
7 174 (7.77%) Java
8 106 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 103 (4.60%) Go
10 72 (3.22%) Dart
11 47 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 44 (1.97%) Ruby
13 37 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.30%) C
14 29 (1.30%) C++
15 25 (1.12%) ES6
15 25 (1.12%) PHP 7
16 22 (0.98%) Perl
17 20 (0.89%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 249 (11.12%) Degree
2 129 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.23%) Oracle Certification
5 33 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 24 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 23 (1.03%) PMP
8 22 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.54%) CISSP
11 10 (0.45%) ACCA
12 9 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.36%) AAT
13 8 (0.36%) CIMA
13 8 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.36%) SANS
14 7 (0.31%) ISEB
15 6 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
16 5 (0.22%) CSPO
16 5 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (10.50%) QA
2 33 (1.47%) Accessibility
3 28 (1.25%) CDISC
4 27 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.94%) GRC
6 19 (0.85%) SLA
7 18 (0.80%) GDPR
8 12 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.45%) ISO 13485
11 8 (0.36%) PMO
12 7 (0.31%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.22%) GxP
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.13%) NIST
14 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.13%) WCAG
15 2 (0.089%) COBIT
15 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 375 (16.75%) Docker
2 60 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.71%) vSphere
5 9 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.13%) Ceph
9 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.045%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.045%) vCloud
10 1 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.045%) XenApp
10 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 268 (11.97%) Kubernetes
2 183 (8.17%) Terraform
3 74 (3.31%) Ansible
4 30 (1.34%) Puppet
5 26 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.54%) Grafana
9 8 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.27%) SCCM
10 6 (0.27%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
11 5 (0.22%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.18%) Graylog
12 4 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.18%) Packer
13 3 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 254 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 177 (7.91%) Oracle
3 91 (4.06%) SAP
4 65 (2.90%) Xamarin
5 56 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (2.01%) Google
6 45 (2.01%) JD Edwards
7 39 (1.74%) VMware
7 39 (1.74%) Workday
8 27 (1.21%) Dell
8 27 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 26 (1.16%) IBM
9 26 (1.16%) OpenText
10 24 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
11 22 (0.98%) Cisco
11 22 (0.98%) Veeam
12 21 (0.94%) Netlify
13 19 (0.85%) Sage
14 18 (0.80%) HP
15 16 (0.71%) Zend