Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 184 266 298
Rank change year-on-year +82 +32 +15
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,102 1,432 1,605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.24% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.68% 3.66% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,072 1,329 1,351
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £91,250 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%

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

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,554 39,178 36,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.12% 33.79% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20,082 32,437 29,744
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,038
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in England

IaaS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IaaS in England.

Salary trend for IaaS in England

IaaS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for IaaS in England

IaaS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
London +110 467 £72,500 - 86
South East +117 326 £65,000 -0.38% 28
North of England +36 120 £58,750 +2.17% 33
South West +95 87 £55,000 +22.22% 16
North West +57 81 £60,000 +12.09% 22
Midlands -19 67 £70,000 +16.67% 30
West Midlands +4 59 £72,500 +20.83% 14
East of England +70 28 £72,500 +26.09% 10
Yorkshire +7 27 £45,000 -30.77% 7
North East +25 12 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +18 8 £55,000 -19.12% 16
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing IaaS 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 across the England region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 835 (75.77%) Azure
2 827 (75.05%) PaaS
3 488 (44.28%) SaaS
4 457 (41.47%) DevOps
5 419 (38.02%) AWS
6 389 (35.30%) Microsoft
7 343 (31.13%) Windows
8 301 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
9 282 (25.59%) SQL Server
10 272 (24.68%) Active Directory
11 260 (23.59%) PowerShell
12 241 (21.87%) SQL
13 240 (21.78%) Python
14 223 (20.24%) VMware
15 217 (19.69%) Terraform
16 216 (19.60%) Ansible
17 202 (18.33%) Windows Server
18 192 (17.42%) Finance
19 179 (16.24%) Microservices
20 175 (15.88%) Kubernetes
20 175 (15.88%) Office 365
21 173 (15.70%) Linux
22 167 (15.15%) Docker
23 159 (14.43%) .NET
24 155 (14.07%) C#
25 154 (13.97%) Public Cloud
26 146 (13.25%) DNS
27 144 (13.07%) Firewall
28 143 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
29 139 (12.61%) GCP

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 87 (7.89%) NServiceBus
2 59 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (3.18%) MS Exchange
5 34 (3.09%) IIS
6 25 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (1.54%) Confluence
10 13 (1.18%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.73%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.73%) SAS
12 8 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.54%) Apache
14 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.54%) Camunda
15 3 (0.27%) CMS
16 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.81%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.73%) SAP GTS
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.091%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 835 (75.77%) Azure
2 827 (75.05%) PaaS
3 488 (44.28%) SaaS
4 419 (38.02%) AWS
5 175 (15.88%) Office 365
6 139 (12.61%) GCP
7 111 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 95 (8.62%) Serverless
9 69 (6.26%) Power Platform
10 55 (4.99%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (4.81%) Azure Functions
12 40 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
12 40 (3.63%) GitHub
13 37 (3.36%) PowerApps
14 30 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
16 26 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 25 (2.27%) BPaaS
18 24 (2.18%) OneDrive
19 21 (1.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (13.25%) DNS
2 144 (13.07%) Firewall
3 122 (11.07%) Skype
4 98 (8.89%) HTTP
5 50 (4.54%) SAN
6 49 (4.45%) TCP/IP
6 49 (4.45%) WAN
7 47 (4.26%) Network Security
8 42 (3.81%) DHCP
8 42 (3.81%) VLAN
8 42 (3.81%) VPN
9 38 (3.45%) Internet
10 26 (2.36%) LAN
11 23 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (1.45%) WAAS
13 15 (1.36%) AMQP
13 15 (1.36%) MPLS
14 14 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.27%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 130 (11.80%) NoSQL
3 47 (4.26%) Big Data
4 36 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 35 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
7 31 (2.81%) Power BI
8 30 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.27%) Data Lake
9 25 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.81%) Relational Database
13 18 (1.63%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.54%) Redis
15 16 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (1.45%) MySQL
15 16 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.18%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 131 (11.89%) Git (software)
1 131 (11.89%) Jenkins
2 68 (6.17%) TeamCity
3 62 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 44 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (2.99%) GitLab
7 28 (2.54%) JIRA
8 19 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (1.36%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.09%) Maven
11 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.73%) Gradle
13 6 (0.54%) Robot Framework
14 4 (0.36%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.36%) Selenium
15 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.27%) SonarQube
16 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 192 (17.42%) Finance
2 32 (2.90%) Banking
3 31 (2.81%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.36%) Law
5 17 (1.54%) Back Office
5 17 (1.54%) Retail
5 17 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.27%) Billing
6 14 (1.27%) Marketing
7 10 (0.91%) Advertising
8 8 (0.73%) Games
8 8 (0.73%) Legal
9 7 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.64%) Local Government
10 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.18%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.091%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.091%) German Language
Job Titles
1 239 (21.69%) Architect
2 143 (12.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 133 (12.07%) Developer
4 129 (11.71%) Azure Engineer
5 118 (10.71%) Consultant
6 106 (9.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 105 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 91 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
9 84 (7.62%) Azure Architect
10 77 (6.99%) Cloud Architect
11 59 (5.35%) Platform Engineer
12 58 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
13 54 (4.90%) Azure Consultant
14 53 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
15 51 (4.63%) .NET Developer
16 46 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 45 (4.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 45 (4.08%) Principal Developer
17 45 (4.08%) Senior Developer
18 36 (3.27%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (14.43%) .NET
2 104 (9.44%) .NET Core
3 102 (9.26%) React
4 97 (8.80%) .NET Framework
5 87 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 85 (7.71%) ASP.NET Core
6 85 (7.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 85 (7.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 69 (6.26%) Web Services
8 56 (5.08%) CSS
9 53 (4.81%) HTML
10 47 (4.26%) Blazor
10 47 (4.26%) jQuery
11 45 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 42 (3.81%) Entity Framework
12 42 (3.81%) Redux
13 37 (3.36%) REST
14 35 (3.18%) Kafka
15 29 (2.63%) Node.js
15 29 (2.63%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 154 (13.97%) Public Cloud
2 126 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 101 (9.17%) Cloud Native
4 81 (7.35%) Private Cloud
5 66 (5.99%) Management Information System
6 63 (5.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (2.27%) Clustering
10 23 (2.09%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (2.00%) FMCG
12 20 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 19 (1.72%) User Experience
14 16 (1.45%) PMI
15 15 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (1.27%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.27%) Replication
16 14 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (1.18%) Algorithms
17 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 343 (31.13%) Windows
2 202 (18.33%) Windows Server
3 173 (15.70%) Linux
4 74 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
5 70 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (6.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 39 (3.54%) Unix
7 26 (2.36%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.54%) VMS
10 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.82%) CentOS
12 6 (0.54%) Android
12 6 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.27%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (41.47%) DevOps
2 301 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (16.24%) Microservices
4 134 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 126 (11.43%) Configuration Management
6 117 (10.62%) Migration
7 109 (9.89%) ITIL
8 103 (9.35%) Infrastructure as Code
9 95 (8.62%) Presales
10 92 (8.35%) Information Security
11 91 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 89 (8.08%) MVC
13 87 (7.89%) SOA
14 82 (7.44%) Analytics
15 78 (7.08%) Identity Access Management
16 76 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
17 72 (6.53%) Enterprise Architecture
18 70 (6.35%) Scrum
19 69 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
20 67 (6.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 260 (23.59%) PowerShell
2 241 (21.87%) SQL
3 240 (21.78%) Python
4 155 (14.07%) C#
5 127 (11.52%) Java
6 94 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 65 (5.90%) TypeScript
8 63 (5.72%) Bash Shell
9 57 (5.17%) Go
10 44 (3.99%) Ruby
11 31 (2.81%) Perl
12 22 (2.00%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.81%) R
14 7 (0.64%) C
14 7 (0.64%) Scala
15 6 (0.54%) C++
15 6 (0.54%) Groovy
15 6 (0.54%) PHP
16 4 (0.36%) ES6
16 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (9.98%) Degree
2 86 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (7.62%) Security Cleared
4 72 (6.53%) SC Cleared
5 66 (5.99%) CISSP
6 60 (5.44%) MCSE
7 55 (4.99%) CISM
8 48 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (3.63%) CCNA
10 26 (2.36%) CISA
11 24 (2.18%) PMI Certification
12 22 (2.00%) AWS Certification
13 21 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (1.81%) MCSA
15 16 (1.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 14 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
17 9 (0.82%) PMP
17 9 (0.82%) RHCE
18 8 (0.73%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (4.08%) GDPR
2 45 (4.08%) NIST
3 36 (3.27%) SLA
4 25 (2.27%) QA
5 17 (1.54%) ITGC
6 16 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 16 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.45%) HIPAA
6 16 (1.45%) PMO
7 13 (1.18%) COBIT
8 12 (1.09%) NCSC
9 11 (1.00%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.64%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.27%) COSO
13 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.091%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 272 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 167 (15.15%) Docker
3 143 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (10.80%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (2.27%) vSphere
7 14 (1.27%) XenApp
8 13 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (1.09%) Xen
10 4 (0.36%) HDFS
10 4 (0.36%) KVM
10 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.27%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.27%) Postfix
11 3 (0.27%) qmail
11 3 (0.27%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 217 (19.69%) Terraform
2 216 (19.60%) Ansible
3 175 (15.88%) Kubernetes
4 119 (10.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 109 (9.89%) SCCM
6 106 (9.62%) Puppet
7 91 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (3.18%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (2.45%) SCOM
10 24 (2.18%) Prometheus
11 21 (1.91%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.36%) Nagios
14 13 (1.18%) Grafana
15 12 (1.09%) CFEngine
15 12 (1.09%) WSUS
16 10 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
16 10 (0.91%) Salt
17 8 (0.73%) vCenter Server
18 7 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 389 (35.30%) Microsoft
2 223 (20.24%) VMware
3 102 (9.26%) Google
4 82 (7.44%) Oracle
5 77 (6.99%) Cisco
6 55 (4.99%) Citrix
6 55 (4.99%) Veeam
7 42 (3.81%) SolarWinds
8 37 (3.36%) SAP
9 35 (3.18%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.54%) HP
11 24 (2.18%) Databricks
12 23 (2.09%) McAfee
12 23 (2.09%) Sophos
13 21 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.81%) Adobe
14 20 (1.81%) hybris
14 20 (1.81%) New Relic
14 20 (1.81%) ServiceNow
15 17 (1.54%) Sparx