Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 261 299
Rank change year-on-year +17 +38 +65
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 130 92 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.74% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.91% 5.55% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 96 73 21
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00% +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 2,649 1,659 1,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.46% 13.42% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,263 1,425 873
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,600 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,900 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 April 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 April 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 +43 92 £45,000 -11.76% 11
Cheshire -24 27 £50,000 +11.11%
Merseyside +10 8 £50,000 -1.96% 2
Lancashire +1 3 £57,500 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 80 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (53.85%) SaaS
4 70 (53.85%) PaaS
5 60 (46.15%) DevOps
6 59 (45.38%) Amazon AWS
7 58 (44.62%) Windows
8 43 (33.08%) VMware
9 41 (31.54%) Office 365
10 39 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (22.31%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (21.54%) MCSE
14 27 (20.77%) Linux
15 26 (20.00%) MS Exchange
16 25 (19.23%) VPN
16 25 (19.23%) Active Directory
16 25 (19.23%) Firewall
16 25 (19.23%) Scrum
17 24 (18.46%) Presales
18 23 (17.69%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (17.69%) Windows Server
18 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
19 22 (16.92%) Hyper-V
20 21 (16.15%) ITIL
20 21 (16.15%) Mentoring
21 20 (15.38%) Break/Fix
21 20 (15.38%) Degree
22 18 (13.85%) IBM

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 26 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.15%) Confluence
5 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.62%) SAS
6 6 (4.62%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.54%) CMS
9 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (53.85%) PaaS
2 70 (53.85%) SaaS
3 59 (45.38%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (31.54%) Office 365
5 29 (22.31%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (13.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (4.62%) GitHub
7 6 (4.62%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.77%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.77%) Heroku
10 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.23%) Firewall
1 25 (19.23%) VPN
2 17 (13.08%) Unified Communications
3 15 (11.54%) Skype
4 14 (10.77%) LAN
4 14 (10.77%) WAN
5 12 (9.23%) WLAN
6 10 (7.69%) DNS
7 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.38%) PBX
8 7 (5.38%) VLAN
9 5 (3.85%) Network Security
9 5 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (3.85%) Value-Added Service
10 3 (2.31%) SAN
11 2 (1.54%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.54%) Softswitch
11 2 (1.54%) VoIP
12 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (4.62%) DB2
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.54%) Big Data
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 6 (4.62%) Gradle
3 6 (4.62%) JUnit
3 6 (4.62%) Maven
3 6 (4.62%) Spock
4 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (10.77%) Marketing
1 14 (10.77%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.00%) Retail
3 10 (7.69%) Finance
4 3 (2.31%) Games
5 2 (1.54%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (30.00%) Architect
2 20 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 18 (13.85%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (10.00%) Consultant
6 11 (8.46%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Azure Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Cloud Specialist
10 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.62%) Cloud Consultant
11 6 (4.62%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.62%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Presales Solution Architect
11 6 (4.62%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) Spring
2 6 (4.62%) GraphQL
2 6 (4.62%) JMS
2 6 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (4.62%) RESTful
2 6 (4.62%) Spring Boot
2 6 (4.62%) Spring Integration
3 4 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.08%) JSON
3 4 (3.08%) Web Services
4 3 (2.31%) .NET
4 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.54%) CSS
5 2 (1.54%) HTML
5 2 (1.54%) Middleware
6 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.77%) HTML5
6 1 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.15%) Clustering
3 8 (6.15%) Tandem
4 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.62%) DataPower
5 6 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.85%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.54%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.54%) Wiki
10 1 (0.77%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.62%) Windows
2 27 (20.77%) Linux
3 23 (17.69%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.15%) Unix
4 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.62%) AIX
6 6 (4.62%) HPUX
6 6 (4.62%) Solaris
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.54%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (46.15%) DevOps
3 25 (19.23%) Scrum
4 24 (18.46%) Presales
5 21 (16.15%) ITIL
5 21 (16.15%) Mentoring
6 20 (15.38%) Break/Fix
7 16 (12.31%) IT Strategy
8 13 (10.00%) Project Management
9 12 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (9.23%) Service Management
10 11 (8.46%) Information Security
11 10 (7.69%) Coaching
11 10 (7.69%) SOA
11 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.92%) Microservices
12 9 (6.92%) Migration
12 9 (6.92%) Service Delivery
13 8 (6.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.92%) Java
4 8 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.15%) Python
5 7 (5.38%) SQL
6 4 (3.08%) VBScript
7 2 (1.54%) C
7 2 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) C#
8 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (21.54%) MCSE
3 20 (15.38%) Degree
4 13 (10.00%) MCSA
5 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.69%) AWS Certification
7 6 (4.62%) MCITP
7 6 (4.62%) MCTS
8 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.54%) HNC
10 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) ISO 9001
1 9 (6.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (6.92%) QA
2 8 (6.15%) GCP
3 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 22 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.31%) Docker
5 4 (3.08%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (3.08%) pfSense
6 2 (1.54%) Firmware
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) Puppet
2 11 (8.46%) Ansible
3 10 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.92%) SCOM
5 6 (4.62%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.62%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (2.31%) Nagios
6 3 (2.31%) SCCM
7 2 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.54%) Marathon
7 2 (1.54%) Nessus
7 2 (1.54%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 75 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 43 (33.08%) VMware
3 18 (13.85%) IBM
4 17 (13.08%) Google
5 13 (10.00%) Cisco
6 10 (7.69%) Veeam
7 9 (6.92%) Oracle
8 8 (6.15%) Citrix
8 8 (6.15%) Veritas
9 7 (5.38%) Sonus
10 6 (4.62%) Aruba
10 6 (4.62%) CommVault
10 6 (4.62%) Dell
10 6 (4.62%) EMC
10 6 (4.62%) Hitachi
10 6 (4.62%) Hortonworks
10 6 (4.62%) NetApp
10 6 (4.62%) Zerto
11 5 (3.85%) Acme Packet
11 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds