Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 205 223 257
Rank change year-on-year +18 +34 +23
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,591 1,133 1,823
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.70% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.03% 4.28% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 827 1,389
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,650 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -

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 39,499 26,456 39,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.13% 35.85% 29.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29,332 21,970 32,623
10th Percentile £33,125 £32,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +31 745 £75,000 +3.45% 144
South East +34 307 £63,000 -6.67% 46
North of England -27 234 £60,000 -4.00% 71
North West -16 139 £60,000 -7.69% 49
Midlands -43 117 £60,000 +9.09% 30
South West -37 91 £52,250 -41.94% 24
West Midlands -63 80 £65,000 +18.18% 22
Yorkshire -49 65 £57,500 -8.00% 16
East of England -7 51 £57,500 -2.54% 20
East Midlands -11 37 £60,000 +5.26% 8
North East +6 30 £60,000 +9.09% 6
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1,197 (75.24%) PaaS
2 1,188 (74.67%) Azure
3 788 (49.53%) DevOps
4 690 (43.37%) SaaS
5 661 (41.55%) AWS
6 644 (40.48%) Microsoft
7 542 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
8 510 (32.06%) Active Directory
9 447 (28.10%) PowerShell
10 444 (27.91%) Windows
11 440 (27.66%) Kubernetes
12 405 (25.46%) Terraform
13 348 (21.87%) Docker
14 316 (19.86%) Python
15 314 (19.74%) Ansible
16 309 (19.42%) Linux
17 302 (18.98%) SQL
18 289 (18.16%) Azure Active Directory
18 289 (18.16%) Social Skills
19 275 (17.28%) Public Cloud
20 274 (17.22%) Microsoft 365
21 273 (17.16%) Infrastructure as Code
22 267 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 258 (16.22%) Windows Server
24 256 (16.09%) VMware
25 248 (15.59%) Finance
26 236 (14.83%) GCP
27 229 (14.39%) Migration
28 218 (13.70%) Microservices
29 217 (13.64%) Firewall

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 95 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 68 (4.27%) IIS
3 50 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 49 (3.08%) MS Exchange
5 45 (2.83%) Confluence
6 37 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (1.26%) NServiceBus
8 19 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.75%) nginx
11 11 (0.69%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.57%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.50%) Apache
15 5 (0.31%) CMS
15 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.51%) Sentinel
2 16 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.19%) Lorenzo
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.063%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.063%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,197 (75.24%) PaaS
2 1,188 (74.67%) Azure
3 690 (43.37%) SaaS
4 661 (41.55%) AWS
5 289 (18.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 274 (17.22%) Microsoft 365
7 236 (14.83%) GCP
8 148 (9.30%) Serverless
9 116 (7.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 111 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
11 83 (5.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 82 (5.15%) Power Platform
13 64 (4.02%) Azure Storage
14 62 (3.90%) GitHub
15 56 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
16 52 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 48 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
18 47 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
19 46 (2.89%) CloudFront
20 43 (2.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 217 (13.64%) Firewall
2 138 (8.67%) DNS
3 118 (7.42%) VPN
4 95 (5.97%) SAN
5 88 (5.53%) Network Security
6 80 (5.03%) WAN
7 73 (4.59%) DHCP
7 73 (4.59%) TCP/IP
8 67 (4.21%) LAN
9 57 (3.58%) Internet
10 49 (3.08%) VLAN
11 40 (2.51%) HTTP
12 35 (2.20%) Skype
13 26 (1.63%) MPLS
14 23 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.19%) DMZ
16 16 (1.01%) IPsec
17 15 (0.94%) SSL
17 15 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 88 (5.53%) Big Data
3 87 (5.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 80 (5.03%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
6 43 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.33%) MySQL
8 35 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.20%) Power BI
9 34 (2.14%) Relational Database
10 28 (1.76%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (1.19%) Redis
15 17 (1.07%) Tableau
16 12 (0.75%) Flink
17 11 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.69%) Hazelcast
17 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 181 (11.38%) Jenkins
2 162 (10.18%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.78%) JIRA
4 56 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 52 (3.27%) Bitbucket
6 48 (3.02%) TeamCity
7 47 (2.95%) GitLab
8 43 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (2.07%) Maven
10 28 (1.76%) Gradle
11 23 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.38%) Visual Studio
13 21 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (0.82%) gulp
15 9 (0.57%) Vagrant
16 8 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
17 7 (0.44%) webpack
18 4 (0.25%) Jasmine
18 4 (0.25%) SoapUI
18 4 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 289 (18.16%) Social Skills
2 248 (15.59%) Finance
3 91 (5.72%) Presentation Skills
4 89 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (4.53%) Public Sector
6 51 (3.21%) Legal
7 43 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
8 41 (2.58%) Banking
9 40 (2.51%) Local Government
10 31 (1.95%) Law
10 31 (1.95%) Retail
11 25 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
12 22 (1.38%) Billing
13 18 (1.13%) Games
14 17 (1.07%) Marketing
15 16 (1.01%) Back Office
16 14 (0.88%) Telecoms
17 11 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
18 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
19 5 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 429 (26.96%) Architect
2 239 (15.02%) Cloud Engineer
3 233 (14.64%) Azure Engineer
4 199 (12.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 167 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 164 (10.31%) Cloud Architect
7 152 (9.55%) Solutions Architect
8 134 (8.42%) Consultant
9 119 (7.48%) Azure Architect
10 88 (5.53%) Developer
11 84 (5.28%) AWS Engineer
12 70 (4.40%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 67 (4.21%) AWS DevOps
14 64 (4.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 64 (4.02%) Security Engineer
15 62 (3.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 59 (3.71%) Platform Engineer
17 55 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
17 55 (3.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 54 (3.39%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (12.57%) .NET
2 130 (8.17%) .NET Core
3 114 (7.17%) Web Services
4 84 (5.28%) React
5 72 (4.53%) AngularJS
6 69 (4.34%) CGI
7 65 (4.09%) CSS
8 61 (3.83%) REST
9 57 (3.58%) Node.js
10 48 (3.02%) .NET Framework
11 46 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
12 44 (2.77%) JSON
13 42 (2.64%) Ruby on Rails
14 36 (2.26%) Kafka
15 35 (2.20%) Angular 2
15 35 (2.20%) HTML
15 35 (2.20%) Spring
16 34 (2.14%) RESTful
17 33 (2.07%) ASP.NET
18 32 (2.01%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 275 (17.28%) Public Cloud
2 195 (12.26%) Data Centre
3 161 (10.12%) Cloud Native
4 132 (8.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 66 (4.15%) Private Cloud
6 51 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 49 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (2.89%) User Experience
9 40 (2.51%) Blog
10 39 (2.45%) Virtual Team
11 34 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
12 28 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.51%) Replication
14 20 (1.26%) Clustering
14 20 (1.26%) CMDB
14 20 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 20 (1.26%) PKI
15 16 (1.01%) Robotics
16 13 (0.82%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 444 (27.91%) Windows
2 309 (19.42%) Linux
3 258 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 90 (5.66%) Unix
5 89 (5.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 68 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 60 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (2.01%) VMS
10 27 (1.70%) Windows 10
11 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.50%) CentOS
14 7 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.31%) Android
17 4 (0.25%) Solaris
17 4 (0.25%) SUSE
17 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (49.53%) DevOps
2 542 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (17.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 267 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 229 (14.39%) Migration
6 218 (13.70%) Microservices
7 165 (10.37%) ITIL
8 160 (10.06%) Configuration Management
9 151 (9.49%) Mentoring
10 144 (9.05%) Presales
11 119 (7.48%) Analytics
12 117 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 111 (6.98%) Software Engineering
14 101 (6.35%) Scrum
15 100 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
16 92 (5.78%) Information Security
17 88 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (5.22%) Open Source
19 82 (5.15%) Architectural Design
20 80 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 447 (28.10%) PowerShell
2 316 (19.86%) Python
3 302 (18.98%) SQL
4 159 (9.99%) Java
5 134 (8.42%) Bash Shell
5 134 (8.42%) JavaScript
6 125 (7.86%) C#
7 92 (5.78%) Ruby
8 73 (4.59%) Perl
9 56 (3.52%) Go
10 36 (2.26%) PHP
11 32 (2.01%) C++
11 32 (2.01%) ES6
11 32 (2.01%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.19%) VB
14 18 (1.13%) Java 8
15 17 (1.07%) C
16 16 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 195 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 159 (9.99%) SC Cleared
3 138 (8.67%) Degree
4 72 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (2.83%) CCNA
7 43 (2.70%) MCSE
8 33 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
9 30 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (1.70%) CISSP
11 23 (1.45%) CISA
11 23 (1.45%) CISM
11 23 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.38%) AWS Certification
13 19 (1.19%) MCSA
14 18 (1.13%) OCP
15 9 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.57%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 8 (0.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (2.77%) SLA
3 37 (2.33%) QA
4 21 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.07%) GDPR
6 16 (1.01%) NIST
7 15 (0.94%) PMO
8 11 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.69%) GRC
9 9 (0.57%) ITGC
10 8 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (0.50%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.44%) Accessibility
12 6 (0.38%) COBIT
12 6 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.38%) SOC 2
13 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.19%) NCSC
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 510 (32.06%) Active Directory
2 348 (21.87%) Docker
3 195 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 102 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (2.83%) vSphere
7 27 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (1.26%) KVM
9 14 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.63%) DFS Replication
10 10 (0.63%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.57%) XenApp
12 8 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.44%) Xen
13 7 (0.44%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.31%) vCloud
15 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 440 (27.66%) Kubernetes
2 405 (25.46%) Terraform
3 314 (19.74%) Ansible
4 160 (10.06%) Puppet
5 140 (8.80%) Opscode Chef
6 134 (8.42%) SCCM
7 89 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 65 (4.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 65 (4.09%) SCOM
9 45 (2.83%) CFEngine
10 44 (2.77%) Prometheus
11 40 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
12 27 (1.70%) Grafana
12 27 (1.70%) Nagios
13 22 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (1.26%) SCVMM
15 19 (1.19%) Demisto
15 19 (1.19%) vCenter Server
16 16 (1.01%) Packer
17 14 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 644 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 256 (16.09%) VMware
3 134 (8.42%) Oracle
4 132 (8.30%) Google
5 107 (6.73%) Cisco
6 73 (4.59%) Citrix
7 58 (3.65%) Splunk
8 52 (3.27%) Veeam
9 51 (3.21%) NetApp
10 41 (2.58%) IBM
11 39 (2.45%) ServiceNow
12 38 (2.39%) Red Hat
13 33 (2.07%) CommVault
14 31 (1.95%) Palo Alto
15 29 (1.82%) EMC
15 29 (1.82%) HP
16 27 (1.70%) Dell
17 23 (1.45%) SolarWinds
18 22 (1.38%) Aruba
18 22 (1.38%) Nimble Storage