Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 281 266
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15 +71
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 99 90 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.83% 3.80% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 112 76 67
North West median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% -15.00%
10th Percentile £25,800 £40,125 £39,350
90th Percentile £78,625 £75,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,588 2,366 1,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.66% 18.05% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,134 1,989 1,229
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,200 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
Manchester -5 47 £60,000 +9.09% 18
Cheshire +36 34 £50,000 - 6
Merseyside +18 13 £75,000 - 3
Lancashire - 4 £60,000 - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 64 (64.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (53.54%) PaaS
3 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
4 37 (37.37%) SaaS
5 32 (32.32%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (32.32%) Windows
6 30 (30.30%) VMware
7 28 (28.28%) Ansible
8 26 (26.26%) DevOps
8 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
9 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (23.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 22 (22.22%) Office 365
12 20 (20.20%) Puppet
12 20 (20.20%) Microservices
12 20 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (20.20%) Configuration Management
12 20 (20.20%) IT Strategy
13 19 (19.19%) SQL
13 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (18.18%) Google
14 18 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (18.18%) ITIL
14 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
15 16 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (16.16%) SOA
15 16 (16.16%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (16.16%) Kubernetes
16 15 (15.15%) Business Process Analysis
16 15 (15.15%) SharePoint

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) Apache Spark
3 7 (7.07%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (6.06%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.05%) IIS
6 3 (3.03%) Confluence
7 2 (2.02%) Apache
7 2 (2.02%) CMS
7 2 (2.02%) Kentico
7 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 64 (64.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (53.54%) PaaS
3 37 (37.37%) SaaS
4 32 (32.32%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (23.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (22.22%) Office 365
7 7 (7.07%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (4.04%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.02%) Azure Functions
11 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (2.02%) Serverless
12 1 (1.01%) Boomi
12 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
12 1 (1.01%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) DHCP
1 10 (10.10%) DNS
1 10 (10.10%) Firewall
1 10 (10.10%) WAN
2 8 (8.08%) SAN
3 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.06%) Skype
4 6 (6.06%) SSL
5 5 (5.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (5.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (4.04%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.02%) BGP
7 2 (2.02%) MPLS
7 2 (2.02%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) VPN
8 1 (1.01%) IPsec
8 1 (1.01%) LAN
8 1 (1.01%) OSPF
8 1 (1.01%) Wireless
8 1 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (8.08%) Big Data
3 8 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.08%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.06%) MySQL
5 6 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
1 14 (14.14%) TeamCity
2 12 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.06%) CircleCI
4 6 (6.06%) Codeship
5 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.03%) JIRA
7 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.02%) Selenium
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (14.14%) Retail
2 9 (9.09%) Marketing
3 7 (7.07%) Finance
4 6 (6.06%) Electronics
4 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (40.40%) Architect
2 18 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (10.10%) IT Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) IT Support
6 8 (8.08%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) DevOps Architect
6 8 (8.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (7.07%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) REST
2 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 3 (3.03%) .NET
4 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.02%) CSS
4 2 (2.02%) Django
4 2 (2.02%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.02%) HTML5
4 2 (2.02%) LAMP
4 2 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.02%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (16.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.10%) Clustering
5 9 (9.09%) Public Cloud
6 6 (6.06%) Cloud Native
6 6 (6.06%) Private Cloud
7 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (4.04%) Smartphone
9 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Windows
2 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.10%) Linux
5 6 (6.06%) Unix
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) DevOps
2 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.20%) Configuration Management
3 20 (20.20%) IT Strategy
3 20 (20.20%) Microservices
4 18 (18.18%) ITIL
5 16 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (16.16%) SOA
6 15 (15.15%) Business Process Analysis
7 13 (13.13%) Break/Fix
8 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (11.11%) Presales
9 11 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 10 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (10.10%) Migration
11 9 (9.09%) Analytics
11 9 (9.09%) Data Analytics
11 9 (9.09%) High Availability
12 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.19%) SQL
2 12 (12.12%) Python
3 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.06%) Perl
4 4 (4.04%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) Go
5 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.01%) C
7 1 (1.01%) Java
7 1 (1.01%) VB
7 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.06%) HNC
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) CCNA
4 1 (1.01%) CCNP
4 1 (1.01%) MCSE
4 1 (1.01%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) QA
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (15.15%) Docker
4 14 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.14%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.05%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (28.28%) Ansible
2 20 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (20.20%) Puppet
3 16 (16.16%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.09%) AirWatch
4 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (8.08%) Grafana
5 8 (8.08%) Kibana
6 6 (6.06%) CFEngine
6 6 (6.06%) Terraform
7 5 (5.05%) Foglight
7 5 (5.05%) SCCM
7 5 (5.05%) SCVMM
8 2 (2.02%) Mesos
9 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 30 (30.30%) VMware
3 18 (18.18%) Google
4 12 (12.12%) SolarWinds
5 9 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 6 (6.06%) Atlassian
6 6 (6.06%) Brocade
6 6 (6.06%) CommVault
6 6 (6.06%) NetApp
6 6 (6.06%) SAP
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco
7 5 (5.05%) F5
7 5 (5.05%) HP
7 5 (5.05%) IBM
7 5 (5.05%) McAfee
7 5 (5.05%) NetIQ
7 5 (5.05%) Nimble Storage
7 5 (5.05%) TippingPoint
8 3 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle