Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 294 284
Rank change year-on-year +64 -10 +64
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 133 80 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.82% 3.99% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 104 66 30
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £36,250 £41,050
90th Percentile £77,350 £70,000 £63,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +4.00%

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 2,762 2,004 1,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.98% 15.14% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,333 1,700 942
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £22,775
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +73 101 £47,500 -8.43% 7
Cheshire -17 18 £39,250 -17.37% 2
Merseyside +21 11 £75,000 - 3
Lancashire +9 3 £57,500 +33.72% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 84 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (56.39%) Microsoft
3 59 (44.36%) Windows
3 59 (44.36%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (40.60%) PaaS
5 51 (38.35%) SaaS
5 51 (38.35%) VMware
6 46 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (33.83%) DevOps
8 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (24.81%) ITIL
10 32 (24.06%) Active Directory
10 32 (24.06%) Windows Server
11 31 (23.31%) Office 365
12 28 (21.05%) Firewall
12 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
13 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (18.80%) Linux
15 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (18.05%) Unified Communications
16 22 (16.54%) Mentoring
17 21 (15.79%) Microservices
18 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
18 20 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (14.29%) MS Exchange
19 19 (14.29%) Google
19 19 (14.29%) Problem Management
19 19 (14.29%) Skype for Business
19 19 (14.29%) Skype
19 19 (14.29%) Presales

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 19 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 19 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 17 (12.78%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (7.52%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (6.02%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (6.02%) Confluence
5 5 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.76%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.01%) SAS
6 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.50%) CMS
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (44.36%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (40.60%) PaaS
4 51 (38.35%) SaaS
5 31 (23.31%) Office 365
6 18 (13.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (8.27%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (6.02%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (6.02%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (3.76%) GitHub
10 4 (3.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (3.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.05%) Firewall
2 24 (18.05%) Unified Communications
3 19 (14.29%) Skype
4 17 (12.78%) VPN
5 16 (12.03%) DNS
5 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.52%) SAN
6 10 (7.52%) WAN
7 8 (6.02%) LAN
8 7 (5.26%) Value-Added Service
8 7 (5.26%) VLAN
8 7 (5.26%) WLAN
9 6 (4.51%) SSL
10 5 (3.76%) PBX
10 5 (3.76%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.26%) DHCP
11 3 (2.26%) HTTP
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
11 3 (2.26%) SMTP
12 2 (1.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.52%) MySQL
3 10 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (4.51%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.01%) Big Data
7 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.01%) DB2
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) JIRA
2 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.76%) Gradle
3 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.76%) JUnit
3 5 (3.76%) Maven
3 5 (3.76%) Spock
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (13.53%) Retail
2 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.27%) Marketing
4 6 (4.51%) Finance
5 3 (2.26%) Games
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (34.59%) Architect
2 20 (15.04%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (12.03%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Consultant
6 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (6.77%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Azure Architect
7 8 (6.02%) IT Support
7 8 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Product Manager
9 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Presales Solution Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) Spring
2 6 (4.51%) .NET
3 5 (3.76%) GraphQL
3 5 (3.76%) JMS
3 5 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (3.76%) RESTful
3 5 (3.76%) Spring Boot
3 5 (3.76%) Spring Integration
4 3 (2.26%) JSON
4 3 (2.26%) Web Services
5 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.50%) REST
6 1 (0.75%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.75%) Aurelia
6 1 (0.75%) LESS
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.28%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (9.77%) Clustering
4 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.77%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (6.02%) Smartphone
7 7 (5.26%) Cloud Native
8 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (4.51%) Tandem
9 4 (3.01%) DataPower
9 4 (3.01%) Private Cloud
10 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.50%) Wiki
12 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (44.36%) Windows
2 32 (24.06%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.80%) Linux
4 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.51%) Unix
7 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.01%) AIX
8 4 (3.01%) HPUX
8 4 (3.01%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.50%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.83%) DevOps
3 33 (24.81%) ITIL
4 22 (16.54%) Mentoring
5 21 (15.79%) Microservices
6 20 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (14.29%) Presales
7 19 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 18 (13.53%) IT Strategy
9 16 (12.03%) Service Management
9 16 (12.03%) SOA
10 14 (10.53%) Line Management
11 12 (9.02%) Change Management
11 12 (9.02%) ITIL V3
12 11 (8.27%) CRM
12 11 (8.27%) ITSM
12 11 (8.27%) Project Management
12 11 (8.27%) Scrum
13 10 (7.52%) Information Security
13 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
1 18 (13.53%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) Java
3 6 (4.51%) Python
4 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.01%) VBScript
6 2 (1.50%) C
6 2 (1.50%) C#
6 2 (1.50%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Go
7 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.28%) MCSE
3 14 (10.53%) Degree
4 12 (9.02%) MCSA
5 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.52%) HNC
7 6 (4.51%) AWS Certification
7 6 (4.51%) MCTS
8 5 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.76%) MCITP
9 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCNA
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.77%) SLA
2 10 (7.52%) GCP
2 10 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.02%) QA
4 7 (5.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.26%) GDPR
6 2 (1.50%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (24.06%) Active Directory
3 28 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.77%) Docker
5 12 (9.02%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.01%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (3.01%) pfSense
7 2 (1.50%) Firmware
7 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.75%) KVM
8 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) Ansible
2 12 (9.02%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (9.02%) Puppet
3 10 (7.52%) SCCM
3 10 (7.52%) SCOM
4 9 (6.77%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.76%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.76%) Terraform
6 4 (3.01%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.26%) Nagios
7 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.50%) Foglight
8 2 (1.50%) Grafana
8 2 (1.50%) Kibana
8 2 (1.50%) Marathon
8 2 (1.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 75 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.35%) VMware
3 19 (14.29%) Google
4 18 (13.53%) IBM
5 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds
6 10 (7.52%) Cisco
7 8 (6.02%) Citrix
7 8 (6.02%) CommVault
7 8 (6.02%) NetApp
7 8 (6.02%) Veritas
8 7 (5.26%) Veeam
9 6 (4.51%) Aruba
9 6 (4.51%) Dell
9 6 (4.51%) EMC
9 6 (4.51%) Oracle
9 6 (4.51%) Zerto
10 5 (3.76%) Acme Packet
10 5 (3.76%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.76%) HP
10 5 (3.76%) Sonus