Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 206 260 296
Rank change year-on-year +54 +36 +50
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,004 1,755 1,833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.53% 4.34% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1,591 1,501
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £43,100 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,550 £92,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%

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 22,144 40,398 38,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.96% 30.61% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18,278 33,112 31,815
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.61% +7.20%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,013 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +52 465 £70,000 - 48
South East +59 200 £67,500 +12.50% 38
North of England +131 177 £63,288 +5.48% 19
North West +142 111 £67,500 +12.50% 11
Midlands +10 73 £52,500 -16.00% 12
South West +120 63 £90,000 +71.43% 11
Yorkshire +72 60 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands +29 57 £52,500 -16.00% 4
East of England +17 19 £53,750 -2.27% 7
East Midlands +34 14 £51,250 -7.66% 8
North East +18 6 £48,500 +22.78% 3
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 778 (77.49%) Azure
2 757 (75.40%) PaaS
3 480 (47.81%) Microsoft
4 386 (38.45%) SaaS
5 377 (37.55%) AWS
6 339 (33.76%) DevOps
7 311 (30.98%) Windows
8 292 (29.08%) Active Directory
9 274 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
10 246 (24.50%) Office 365
11 239 (23.80%) PowerShell
12 203 (20.22%) SQL
13 200 (19.92%) SQL Server
14 196 (19.52%) Finance
15 194 (19.32%) VMware
16 180 (17.93%) Terraform
17 172 (17.13%) Windows Server
17 172 (17.13%) Linux
18 170 (16.93%) Python
19 160 (15.94%) Public Cloud
20 158 (15.74%) Firewall
21 156 (15.54%) Hyper-V
22 155 (15.44%) Ansible
23 142 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
24 137 (13.65%) Migration
25 124 (12.35%) Docker
26 118 (11.75%) Data Centre
27 112 (11.16%) Kubernetes
27 112 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 111 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification

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 91 (9.06%) IIS
2 64 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 29 (2.89%) Skype for Business
5 24 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (2.29%) NServiceBus
7 20 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.79%) Confluence
8 18 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.59%) SAS
11 14 (1.39%) CMS
12 12 (1.20%) Apache
12 12 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.10%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.10%) Umbraco
14 10 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (1.00%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.50%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.100%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.49%) SAP GTS
3 10 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.60%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.100%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 778 (77.49%) Azure
2 757 (75.40%) PaaS
3 386 (38.45%) SaaS
4 377 (37.55%) AWS
5 246 (24.50%) Office 365
6 109 (10.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 99 (9.86%) GCP
8 85 (8.47%) Serverless
9 67 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 55 (5.48%) Power Platform
11 39 (3.88%) Azure Functions
12 36 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
12 36 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (2.49%) PowerApps
14 24 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (1.69%) Azure Stack
16 16 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (1.59%) OneDrive
17 15 (1.49%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 158 (15.74%) Firewall
2 83 (8.27%) Skype
3 79 (7.87%) DNS
4 65 (6.47%) VPN
5 56 (5.58%) TCP/IP
6 45 (4.48%) Network Security
7 39 (3.88%) HTTP
8 38 (3.78%) SAN
9 34 (3.39%) WAN
10 33 (3.29%) Internet
11 27 (2.69%) LAN
12 17 (1.69%) iSCSI
13 16 (1.59%) DHCP
13 16 (1.59%) MPLS
14 15 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (1.29%) SSH
16 10 (1.00%) NetScaler
17 8 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.28%) MySQL
3 49 (4.88%) Big Data
3 49 (4.88%) Data Lake
4 47 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 46 (4.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 32 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.99%) Power BI
8 27 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.59%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.99%) DB2
11 18 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.10%) Redis
16 10 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 74 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 63 (6.27%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.18%) TeamCity
4 49 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (3.59%) JIRA
6 32 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (1.79%) GitLab
8 17 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.00%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.70%) gulp
12 7 (0.70%) Hudson
12 7 (0.70%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.70%) webpack
13 6 (0.60%) Babel
13 6 (0.60%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.60%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.60%) JMeter
13 6 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 196 (19.52%) Finance
2 36 (3.59%) Banking
3 29 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.69%) Law
4 27 (2.69%) Legal
4 27 (2.69%) Retail
5 25 (2.49%) Public Sector
6 16 (1.59%) Games
7 12 (1.20%) Advertising
7 12 (1.20%) Marketing
8 9 (0.90%) Publishing
9 7 (0.70%) Digital Economy
10 5 (0.50%) Back Office
10 5 (0.50%) Military
11 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (30.08%) Architect
2 111 (11.06%) Cloud Engineer
3 94 (9.36%) Solutions Architect
4 91 (9.06%) Cloud Architect
5 84 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 77 (7.67%) Azure Engineer
6 77 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 72 (7.17%) Consultant
8 58 (5.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 53 (5.28%) Developer
10 52 (5.18%) Azure Architect
11 47 (4.68%) Security Engineer
12 39 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
12 39 (3.88%) IT Engineer
13 36 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
14 35 (3.49%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 33 (3.29%) Operations Engineer
15 33 (3.29%) Security Architect
16 30 (2.99%) Microsoft Consultant
17 29 (2.89%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (9.26%) .NET
2 72 (7.17%) Web Services
3 37 (3.69%) .NET Core
4 35 (3.49%) ASP.NET
5 32 (3.19%) Node.js
5 32 (3.19%) React
6 31 (3.09%) HTML
7 30 (2.99%) REST
8 29 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (2.79%) .NET Framework
10 25 (2.49%) JSON
11 24 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 23 (2.29%) ASP.NET Core
13 21 (2.09%) OAuth
14 18 (1.79%) CSS
15 16 (1.59%) XML
16 14 (1.39%) LAMP
17 13 (1.29%) jQuery
17 13 (1.29%) SAML
18 12 (1.20%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 160 (15.94%) Public Cloud
2 118 (11.75%) Data Centre
3 82 (8.17%) Cloud Native
4 74 (7.37%) Private Cloud
5 46 (4.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 36 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.59%) User Experience
7 31 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (2.59%) PKI
8 26 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.89%) Clustering
11 19 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.39%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.39%) FMCG
14 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 311 (30.98%) Windows
2 172 (17.13%) Linux
2 172 (17.13%) Windows Server
3 63 (6.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 58 (5.78%) Windows 10
5 56 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (2.99%) CentOS
9 24 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.10%) Unix
11 11 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.00%) VMS
13 4 (0.40%) Mesosphere
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.20%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.100%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (33.76%) DevOps
2 274 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (13.65%) Migration
4 112 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 104 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (10.36%) Microservices
6 103 (10.26%) ITIL
7 95 (9.46%) TOGAF
8 93 (9.26%) Presales
9 90 (8.96%) Technical Leadership
10 88 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (8.67%) Configuration Management
12 85 (8.47%) Infrastructure as Code
13 83 (8.27%) Information Security
14 77 (7.67%) Security Architecture
15 74 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
16 71 (7.07%) Collaborative Working
17 69 (6.87%) Analytics
18 68 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
19 65 (6.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (23.80%) PowerShell
2 203 (20.22%) SQL
3 170 (16.93%) Python
4 97 (9.66%) Java
5 59 (5.88%) C#
6 52 (5.18%) Bash Shell
7 48 (4.78%) Go
8 45 (4.48%) Ruby
9 39 (3.88%) JavaScript
10 25 (2.49%) PHP
11 19 (1.89%) R
12 18 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.29%) Perl
14 12 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.10%) C
16 9 (0.90%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.80%) Java 8
18 5 (0.50%) C++
18 5 (0.50%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (8.86%) Degree
3 75 (7.47%) MCSE
4 61 (6.08%) Security Cleared
5 57 (5.68%) MCSA
6 43 (4.28%) TOGAF Certification
7 37 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (3.29%) SC Cleared
9 30 (2.99%) AWS Certification
10 29 (2.89%) CCNA
11 23 (2.29%) CISSP
12 22 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (1.79%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.39%) CISM
15 11 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.00%) MCITP
17 9 (0.90%) CCNP
17 9 (0.90%) MCTS
18 8 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 7 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (4.48%) NIST
3 33 (3.29%) NIST 800
4 30 (2.99%) GDPR
5 27 (2.69%) PCI DSS
5 27 (2.69%) QA
6 17 (1.69%) COBIT
6 17 (1.69%) NCSC
7 16 (1.59%) SLA
8 9 (0.90%) PMO
9 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.40%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.100%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 292 (29.08%) Active Directory
2 156 (15.54%) Hyper-V
3 142 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (12.35%) Docker
5 44 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (2.09%) vSphere
7 16 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.59%) XenApp
8 7 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.60%) Xen
10 5 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.40%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.30%) KVM
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.20%) LXC
13 2 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 180 (17.93%) Terraform
2 155 (15.44%) Ansible
3 112 (11.16%) Kubernetes
4 102 (10.16%) Puppet
5 100 (9.96%) SCCM
6 97 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
7 81 (8.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 43 (4.28%) SCVMM
9 22 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (1.89%) Packer
11 14 (1.39%) SCOM
12 11 (1.10%) Consul
12 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.10%) vRealize
13 10 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (1.00%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.90%) Grafana
14 9 (0.90%) Nagios
15 8 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 480 (47.81%) Microsoft
2 194 (19.32%) VMware
3 103 (10.26%) Google
4 85 (8.47%) Cisco
5 71 (7.07%) Citrix
6 63 (6.27%) Oracle
7 57 (5.68%) HP
8 46 (4.58%) Dell
9 44 (4.38%) SAP
10 37 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (3.09%) Databricks
12 28 (2.79%) IBM
13 27 (2.69%) ServiceNow
14 24 (2.39%) NetApp
15 21 (2.09%) Remedy
16 20 (1.99%) Adobe
17 17 (1.69%) Rackspace
17 17 (1.69%) Red Hat
17 17 (1.69%) SolarWinds
17 17 (1.69%) Tableau