Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 282 285
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3 +63
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 119 92 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.55% 4.15% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 127 73 38
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.94% -10.43%
10th Percentile £25,500 £36,250 £41,400
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 2,615 2,219 1,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.95% 16.78% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 1,876 1,022
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +2.97% +6.32%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +25 65 £47,500 -9.52% 10
Cheshire +23 36 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Merseyside +21 14 £65,000 - 1
Lancashire +10 3 £57,500 +33.72% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (63.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (47.90%) Microsoft
3 54 (45.38%) PaaS
4 48 (40.34%) Windows
5 43 (36.13%) VMware
6 41 (34.45%) SaaS
7 40 (33.61%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (26.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (26.05%) ITIL
9 31 (26.05%) Windows Server
10 30 (25.21%) DevOps
10 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (24.37%) Office 365
12 24 (20.17%) Active Directory
12 24 (20.17%) Ansible
13 23 (19.33%) Hyper-V
14 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (17.65%) SQL
16 20 (16.81%) Microservices
17 19 (15.97%) IT Strategy
17 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
18 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
18 18 (15.13%) Unified Communications
19 17 (14.29%) Puppet
19 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
19 17 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (14.29%) Retail
19 17 (14.29%) Firewall
19 17 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 16 (13.45%) Virtual Machines

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 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.92%) Skype for Business
3 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.40%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (6.72%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (5.88%) OpenStack
7 6 (5.04%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.52%) Confluence
8 3 (2.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 75 (63.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (45.38%) PaaS
3 41 (34.45%) SaaS
4 40 (33.61%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (24.37%) Office 365
6 16 (13.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (6.72%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (6.72%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.84%) Boomi
10 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) Unified Communications
2 17 (14.29%) Firewall
3 15 (12.61%) SAN
4 13 (10.92%) Skype
5 12 (10.08%) DNS
5 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 10 (8.40%) SSL
7 9 (7.56%) DHCP
7 9 (7.56%) WAN
8 6 (5.04%) Value-Added Service
9 5 (4.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (4.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (4.20%) VPN
10 3 (2.52%) HTTP
10 3 (2.52%) Internet
10 3 (2.52%) LAN
10 3 (2.52%) SMTP
11 2 (1.68%) MPLS
11 2 (1.68%) VLAN
11 2 (1.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.56%) MySQL
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.04%) Big Data
5 6 (5.04%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.04%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.40%) TeamCity
2 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.52%) JIRA
General
1 17 (14.29%) Retail
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Finance
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
4 4 (3.36%) Electronics
4 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (41.18%) Architect
2 16 (13.45%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (10.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (10.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (10.08%) Cloud Architect
3 12 (10.08%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) IT Support
6 9 (7.56%) Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) IT Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) DevOps Architect
8 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Product Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) REST
2 4 (3.36%) .NET
3 2 (1.68%) Middleware
3 2 (1.68%) Spring
4 1 (0.84%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.84%) Aurelia
4 1 (0.84%) JSON
4 1 (0.84%) LESS
4 1 (0.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.92%) Clustering
3 13 (10.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.72%) Smartphone
6 7 (5.88%) Cloud Native
7 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.68%) Wiki
10 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.34%) Windows
2 31 (26.05%) Windows Server
3 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.08%) Linux
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.84%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.05%) ITIL
2 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) DevOps
3 20 (16.81%) Microservices
4 19 (15.97%) IT Strategy
5 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
6 17 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (13.45%) Problem Management
8 15 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (12.61%) SOA
9 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (11.76%) Business Process Analysis
9 14 (11.76%) Presales
9 14 (11.76%) Service Management
10 13 (10.92%) Break/Fix
11 12 (10.08%) Change Management
11 12 (10.08%) CRM
11 12 (10.08%) ITIL V3
12 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.24%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.52%) Java
3 3 (2.52%) Python
4 2 (1.68%) C#
4 2 (1.68%) C++
4 2 (1.68%) Go
5 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.84%) VB
5 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.40%) HNC
3 8 (6.72%) Degree
4 5 (4.20%) MCSE
5 4 (3.36%) MCSA
5 4 (3.36%) MCTS
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.52%) MCITP
7 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.84%) CCNA
8 1 (0.84%) CCNP
8 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) SLA
2 11 (9.24%) QA
3 10 (8.40%) GCP
4 8 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (4.20%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.52%) GDPR
7 2 (1.68%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (26.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (20.17%) Active Directory
3 23 (19.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (13.45%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.88%) Docker
6 5 (4.20%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.68%) Firmware
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.84%) KVM
8 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (20.17%) Ansible
2 17 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (14.29%) Puppet
3 10 (8.40%) SCCM
4 9 (7.56%) AirWatch
4 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (7.56%) SCVMM
5 7 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 7 (5.88%) Terraform
6 6 (5.04%) Grafana
6 6 (5.04%) Kibana
7 5 (4.20%) Foglight
8 4 (3.36%) Nagios
8 4 (3.36%) SCOM
9 2 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.68%) Marathon
9 2 (1.68%) Mesos
9 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 43 (36.13%) VMware
3 14 (11.76%) Google
4 13 (10.92%) SolarWinds
5 9 (7.56%) Blue Coat
6 8 (6.72%) Cisco
6 8 (6.72%) HP
6 8 (6.72%) IBM
7 7 (5.88%) Citrix
8 6 (5.04%) Brocade
9 5 (4.20%) CommVault
9 5 (4.20%) F5
9 5 (4.20%) McAfee
9 5 (4.20%) NetApp
9 5 (4.20%) NetIQ
9 5 (4.20%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (4.20%) TippingPoint
10 4 (3.36%) SAP
11 3 (2.52%) Meraki
11 3 (2.52%) Oracle