The first table below looks at the demand for IaaS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 207 197 181
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 7 10 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.18% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.61% 5.95% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 10
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £105,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -64.28%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
194 168 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.61% 3.02% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 172 151 83
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -28.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,400 £105,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
IaaS
England

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IaaS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IaaS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IaaS across the West Midlands region.

IaaS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

IaaS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 6 £55,000 +46.66%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) PBX
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) AppSense
4 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
4 3 (27.27%) MCTS
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Lync
4 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) PaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Lync
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) PBX
1 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
1 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
1 8 (72.73%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 6 (54.55%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 6 (54.55%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCTS
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) AppSense
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) EPiServer