Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 247 316
Rank change year-on-year -5 +69 +48
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 120 108 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 0.88% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.88% 7.06% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 95 82 24
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £30,225
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £66,563
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +14.04% -5.00% -

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 2,457 1,529 1,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.10% 12.41% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,082 1,301 872
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +34 81 £51,250 +0.49% 10
Cheshire -27 34 £50,000 +9.89% 1
Merseyside -18 5 £75,000 +47.06% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 71 (59.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (57.50%) SaaS
3 68 (56.67%) PaaS
4 63 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 51 (42.50%) DevOps
7 48 (40.00%) Windows
8 40 (33.33%) VMware
8 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
9 38 (31.67%) Office 365
10 29 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (22.50%) Scrum
12 27 (22.50%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (21.67%) MCSE
14 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
15 23 (19.17%) MS Exchange
15 23 (19.17%) Finance
16 21 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (16.67%) Break/Fix
18 19 (15.83%) Presales
18 19 (15.83%) VPN
18 19 (15.83%) Degree
19 18 (15.00%) Firewall
19 18 (15.00%) Windows Server
20 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
20 17 (14.17%) Linux
21 16 (13.33%) ITIL
21 16 (13.33%) Project Management
21 16 (13.33%) PowerShell

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 23 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.83%) Confluence
4 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.00%) SAS
5 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) IIS
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (59.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (57.50%) SaaS
3 68 (56.67%) PaaS
4 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (31.67%) Office 365
6 27 (22.50%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (4.17%) GitHub
9 4 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.83%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.83%) Heroku
11 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) VPN
2 18 (15.00%) Firewall
3 12 (10.00%) Skype
4 11 (9.17%) LAN
4 11 (9.17%) WAN
5 9 (7.50%) WLAN
6 7 (5.83%) Unified Communications
7 6 (5.00%) Network Security
8 5 (4.17%) DNS
8 5 (4.17%) PBX
8 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.33%) VLAN
10 3 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.67%) Internet
11 2 (1.67%) SAN
11 2 (1.67%) Softswitch
11 2 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (5.00%) DB2
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 6 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.83%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) Gradle
4 4 (3.33%) JUnit
4 4 (3.33%) Maven
4 4 (3.33%) Spock
4 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) Babel
6 1 (0.83%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Marketing
3 11 (9.17%) Retail
4 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.33%) Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Law
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Architect
2 20 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) Consultant
4 12 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Cloud Specialist
8 6 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Azure Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Presales Solution Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Technical Writer
10 4 (3.33%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) CSS
2 6 (5.00%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) HTML5
3 5 (4.17%) RESTful
4 4 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.33%) JMS
4 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.33%) Spring
4 4 (3.33%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.33%) Spring Integration
5 3 (2.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.83%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.83%) JSON
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) Sass
6 1 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.83%) Tandem
4 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.00%) DataPower
4 6 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.50%) Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.67%) Wiki
9 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.00%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (14.17%) Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Unix
5 6 (5.00%) AIX
5 6 (5.00%) HPUX
5 6 (5.00%) Solaris
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.50%) DevOps
3 27 (22.50%) Scrum
4 20 (16.67%) Break/Fix
5 19 (15.83%) Presales
6 16 (13.33%) ITIL
6 16 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 16 (13.33%) Project Management
7 14 (11.67%) IT Strategy
8 12 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 10 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (8.33%) Migration
10 9 (7.50%) Information Security
10 9 (7.50%) Service Management
11 8 (6.67%) Performance Management
11 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.83%) Capacity Management
12 7 (5.83%) Network Design
12 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.50%) Java
4 8 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.67%) Python
5 6 (5.00%) SQL
6 5 (4.17%) GraphQL
6 5 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.67%) C
8 1 (0.83%) C#
8 1 (0.83%) ES6
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (21.67%) MCSE
3 19 (15.83%) Degree
4 11 (9.17%) MCSA
5 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.67%) AWS Certification
7 4 (3.33%) MCITP
7 4 (3.33%) MCTS
8 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.50%) CISA
8 3 (2.50%) CISM
8 3 (2.50%) CISSP
9 2 (1.67%) MCSD
10 1 (0.83%) HNC
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.67%) GCP
3 6 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.00%) QA
4 4 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
4 14 (11.67%) Docker
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.67%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.83%) pfSense
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) Puppet
2 9 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.67%) Ansible
4 6 (5.00%) SCOM
4 6 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (3.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.67%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.67%) Nagios
6 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.83%) SCCM
7 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.33%) VMware
3 15 (12.50%) IBM
4 13 (10.83%) Google
5 12 (10.00%) Cisco
6 10 (8.33%) Veeam
7 7 (5.83%) Dell
7 7 (5.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.00%) Aruba
8 6 (5.00%) CommVault
8 6 (5.00%) EMC
8 6 (5.00%) Hitachi
8 6 (5.00%) Hortonworks
8 6 (5.00%) NetApp
8 6 (5.00%) Veritas
8 6 (5.00%) Zerto
9 5 (4.17%) Citrix
9 5 (4.17%) Sonus
10 3 (2.50%) HP
10 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com