Period
to 23 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 178 220
Rank change year-on-year +16 +42 +36
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 325 204 402
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 1.64% 1.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.93% 4.99% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 196 171 309
10th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £37,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £61,125 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -7.69%
75th Percentile £73,750 £81,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £81,875 £92,500 £85,250
England median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% -

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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6,596 4,088 7,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.26% 32.93% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,950 3,586 6,255
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Salary trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 July 2021. 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
Thames Valley +20 133 £60,000 -14.29% 27
Surrey +12 67 £65,000 - 11
Berkshire -19 60 £70,000 -5.08% 18
Buckinghamshire +23 56 £55,000 -21.43% 5
East Sussex +8 38 £62,500 +13.64%
Hampshire -80 32 £55,000 -15.38% 9
West Sussex -2 31 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Oxfordshire -6 17 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Kent -26 4 £45,000 -27.42%
Home Counties - 1 £67,500 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 272 (83.69%) PaaS
2 249 (76.62%) Azure
3 181 (55.69%) SaaS
4 172 (52.92%) DevOps
5 123 (37.85%) AWS
5 123 (37.85%) Microsoft
6 121 (37.23%) Active Directory
7 116 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (26.46%) SQL
9 84 (25.85%) Windows
10 82 (25.23%) Terraform
10 82 (25.23%) Social Skills
11 78 (24.00%) Firewall
12 76 (23.38%) Ansible
13 74 (22.77%) Public Cloud
14 73 (22.46%) PowerShell
15 70 (21.54%) SQL Server
16 69 (21.23%) Kubernetes
17 68 (20.92%) ITIL
18 65 (20.00%) Jenkins
19 63 (19.38%) Linux
20 61 (18.77%) Infrastructure as Code
21 60 (18.46%) Azure Active Directory
22 59 (18.15%) Hybrid Cloud
22 59 (18.15%) Docker
22 59 (18.15%) Git (software)
22 59 (18.15%) Data Centre
23 58 (17.85%) .NET
24 54 (16.62%) Mentoring
24 54 (16.62%) Microsoft 365

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 38 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.77%) Confluence
3 20 (6.15%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (5.23%) NServiceBus
5 11 (3.38%) IIS
6 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.85%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.54%) CMS
8 5 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.54%) WordPress
9 3 (0.92%) Apache
9 3 (0.92%) Liferay
10 2 (0.62%) nginx
10 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.54%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 272 (83.69%) PaaS
2 249 (76.62%) Azure
3 181 (55.69%) SaaS
4 123 (37.85%) AWS
5 60 (18.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (16.62%) Microsoft 365
7 43 (13.23%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (12.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 40 (12.31%) Azure Storage
10 26 (8.00%) GCP
11 24 (7.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (7.38%) Azure Service Bus
12 22 (6.77%) Azure App Service
13 21 (6.46%) GitHub
14 18 (5.54%) Power Platform
14 18 (5.54%) PowerApps
15 16 (4.92%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (3.69%) Serverless
17 10 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
18 9 (2.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (24.00%) Firewall
2 47 (14.46%) DNS
3 42 (12.92%) VPN
4 37 (11.38%) Network Security
5 22 (6.77%) VLAN
6 19 (5.85%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.23%) HTTP
7 17 (5.23%) Skype
8 15 (4.62%) DHCP
9 14 (4.31%) DMZ
9 14 (4.31%) IPsec
10 13 (4.00%) WAN
11 11 (3.38%) SAN
11 11 (3.38%) VoIP
12 10 (3.08%) LAN
12 10 (3.08%) MPLS
13 9 (2.77%) SSL
14 7 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.54%) NoSQL
3 22 (6.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (6.15%) Big Data
5 9 (2.77%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.92%) MySQL
7 3 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 65 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 59 (18.15%) Git (software)
3 37 (11.38%) JIRA
4 21 (6.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (5.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (5.54%) TeamCity
8 14 (4.31%) Bitbucket
9 12 (3.69%) Gradle
9 12 (3.69%) Maven
10 8 (2.46%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.62%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.62%) GoCD
General
1 82 (25.23%) Social Skills
2 46 (14.15%) Finance
3 38 (11.69%) Organisational Skills
4 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.23%) Presentation Skills
6 15 (4.62%) Billing
7 6 (1.85%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.54%) Banking
8 5 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.23%) Local Government
10 2 (0.62%) Electronics
10 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.62%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (24.62%) Cloud Engineer
2 74 (22.77%) Architect
3 40 (12.31%) Developer
4 29 (8.92%) Azure Engineer
4 29 (8.92%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 28 (8.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (6.46%) Cloud Architect
9 19 (5.85%) Consultant
9 19 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (5.85%) Lead Developer
10 17 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (4.92%) Principal Developer
12 15 (4.62%) Security Engineer
12 15 (4.62%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (4.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.31%) Cloud Consultant
13 14 (4.31%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.85%) .NET
2 39 (12.00%) .NET Core
3 30 (9.23%) Web Services
4 25 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (6.15%) ASP.NET
6 19 (5.85%) .NET Framework
6 19 (5.85%) ActiveMQ
6 19 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 19 (5.85%) RESTful
6 19 (5.85%) SOAP
7 18 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (5.54%) React
7 18 (5.54%) REST
8 17 (5.23%) ASP.NET Core
9 16 (4.92%) Blazor
10 14 (4.31%) OAuth
11 10 (3.08%) Middleware
12 7 (2.15%) XML
13 6 (1.85%) SAML
14 5 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (22.77%) Public Cloud
2 59 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 59 (18.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 26 (8.00%) User Experience
4 21 (6.46%) Virtual Team
5 20 (6.15%) Robotics
6 18 (5.54%) Private Cloud
7 17 (5.23%) Cloud Native
8 16 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (2.46%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.15%) CMDB
12 6 (1.85%) PKI
13 5 (1.54%) Legacy Applications
14 4 (1.23%) Clustering
14 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
14 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 84 (25.85%) Windows
2 63 (19.38%) Linux
3 37 (11.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.46%) VMS
5 18 (5.54%) Unix
6 17 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.31%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.85%) Android
12 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.23%) CentOS
14 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (52.92%) DevOps
2 116 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (20.92%) ITIL
4 61 (18.77%) Infrastructure as Code
5 54 (16.62%) Mentoring
6 48 (14.77%) Analytics
7 44 (13.54%) Scrum
8 42 (12.92%) Presales
9 40 (12.31%) Microservices
10 38 (11.69%) Migration
11 37 (11.38%) Configuration Management
11 37 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 30 (9.23%) Cloud Operations
13 27 (8.31%) Information Security
13 27 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (8.31%) Requirements Gathering
14 24 (7.38%) OWASP
14 24 (7.38%) Security Operations
15 23 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (7.08%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.46%) SQL
2 73 (22.46%) PowerShell
3 47 (14.46%) Python
4 32 (9.85%) C#
5 20 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.23%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.62%) Java
8 13 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.85%) C++
9 6 (1.85%) Ruby
10 5 (1.54%) Perl
10 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.23%) Go
12 3 (0.92%) PHP
12 3 (0.92%) XPath
13 2 (0.62%) C
14 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.77%) Degree
3 21 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.31%) MCSE
5 13 (4.00%) CCNA
6 12 (3.69%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.46%) AWS Certification
8 7 (2.15%) CISSP
9 6 (1.85%) CISM
10 5 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.54%) CISA
10 5 (1.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.62%) MCP
12 2 (0.62%) MCSA
12 2 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.31%) CCNP
13 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (3.69%) SLA
2 9 (2.77%) GDPR
3 8 (2.46%) QA
4 7 (2.15%) NIST
5 6 (1.85%) SOC 2
6 5 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (1.54%) GRC
6 5 (1.54%) HIPAA
6 5 (1.54%) ITGC
7 1 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 121 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 59 (18.15%) Docker
3 49 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (10.77%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (7.38%) Hyper-V
6 16 (4.92%) vSphere
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.23%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (25.23%) Terraform
2 76 (23.38%) Ansible
3 69 (21.23%) Kubernetes
4 22 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (6.77%) SCCM
5 18 (5.54%) Puppet
6 13 (4.00%) vRealize
7 7 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.85%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (1.54%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.54%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.23%) Nagios
10 4 (1.23%) Packer
10 4 (1.23%) SCOM
11 3 (0.92%) Argo
12 2 (0.62%) Consul
12 2 (0.62%) Grafana
12 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 123 (37.85%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.08%) VMware
3 20 (6.15%) Cisco
4 18 (5.54%) Oracle
5 15 (4.62%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.08%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.77%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.15%) Citrix
9 6 (1.85%) Meraki
9 6 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.85%) Veeam
10 5 (1.54%) Darktrace
10 5 (1.54%) Dell
10 5 (1.54%) Forcepoint
10 5 (1.54%) Google
10 5 (1.54%) IBM
10 5 (1.54%) Proofpoint
10 5 (1.54%) Sage
10 5 (1.54%) Sophos