The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 211 211 197
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 5 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.091% 0.018% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.50% 0.75% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £34,500 £90,000 £105,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-61.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £56,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +24.44%
IaaS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
200 133 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.63% 2.43% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 174 120 42
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £105,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IaaS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

IaaS Salary Histogram 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 15 September 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
Solihull - 3 £34,500 -
Birmingham -7 1 £55,000 -38.88%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) IIS
4 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) CMS
4 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) Supply Chain Management
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (38.46%) EPiServer CMS
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) DNS

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 5 (38.46%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (38.46%) CMS
1 5 (38.46%) EPiServer CMS
1 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
1 5 (38.46%) VLAN
2 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
2 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) PBX
3 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) Solutions Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Server Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Supply Chain Management
2 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCTS
1 3 (23.08%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) NFS
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
5 3 (23.08%) AppSense