Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 264 302
Rank change year-on-year +88 +38 +59
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 626 860 921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.79% 1.21% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.63% 4.01% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 671 831 771
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,507 21,449 19,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.67% 30.08% 23.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11,413 17,627 15,995
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the UK excluding London

IaaS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for IaaS in the UK excluding London

IaaS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the UK excluding London

IaaS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
South East +132 317 £65,000 - 31
North of England +35 117 £60,000 +3.45% 32
South West +96 86 £55,000 +16.40% 20
North West +56 79 £60,000 +10.61% 20
Midlands -22 62 £70,000 +12.00% 31
West Midlands +3 56 £70,000 +16.67% 11
Scotland +47 28 £65,000 +23.81% 2
East of England +61 27 £72,500 +26.09% 10
Yorkshire 0 27 £45,000 -30.77% 8
North East +27 11 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Wales +53 8 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +12 6 £60,000 -11.76% 20
Northern Ireland +15 1 £42,500 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 508 (81.15%) Azure
2 488 (77.96%) PaaS
3 297 (47.44%) SaaS
4 245 (39.14%) DevOps
5 226 (36.10%) Microsoft
6 210 (33.55%) SQL Server
7 203 (32.43%) AWS
8 201 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (29.07%) Windows
10 172 (27.48%) PowerShell
11 171 (27.32%) SQL
12 140 (22.36%) Active Directory
13 127 (20.29%) Python
14 124 (19.81%) .NET
15 122 (19.49%) VMware
16 117 (18.69%) Terraform
17 116 (18.53%) C#
18 113 (18.05%) NoSQL
19 111 (17.73%) Skype
20 105 (16.77%) Windows Server
21 104 (16.61%) Office 365
22 101 (16.13%) Git (software)
23 100 (15.97%) DNS
24 98 (15.65%) React
25 94 (15.02%) Microservices
25 94 (15.02%) .NET Core
26 92 (14.70%) Public Cloud
27 91 (14.54%) Ansible
27 91 (14.54%) HTTP
28 90 (14.38%) Docker

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 87 (13.90%) NServiceBus
2 37 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.63%) IIS
4 16 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.60%) Confluence
6 10 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.28%) SAS
9 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.80%) Camunda
12 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.48%) Apache
13 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.32%) JBoss
14 2 (0.32%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.28%) SAP GTS
3 7 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 508 (81.15%) Azure
2 488 (77.96%) PaaS
3 297 (47.44%) SaaS
4 203 (32.43%) AWS
5 104 (16.61%) Office 365
6 61 (9.74%) Serverless
7 57 (9.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 45 (7.19%) GCP
9 41 (6.55%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (6.39%) Azure Functions
11 38 (6.07%) Power Platform
12 34 (5.43%) PowerApps
13 33 (5.27%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (3.67%) BPaaS
15 20 (3.19%) GitHub
16 17 (2.72%) OpenShift
17 14 (2.24%) OneDrive
18 13 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
19 9 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 9 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 111 (17.73%) Skype
2 100 (15.97%) DNS
3 91 (14.54%) HTTP
4 70 (11.18%) Firewall
5 37 (5.91%) VLAN
6 34 (5.43%) Internet
7 30 (4.79%) WAN
8 29 (4.63%) SAN
9 27 (4.31%) TCP/IP
10 25 (3.99%) VPN
11 22 (3.51%) DHCP
11 22 (3.51%) LAN
11 22 (3.51%) Network Security
12 15 (2.40%) MPLS
12 15 (2.40%) WAAS
13 11 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.44%) AMQP
15 7 (1.12%) CTI
15 7 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
16 6 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (33.55%) SQL Server
2 113 (18.05%) NoSQL
3 32 (5.11%) Big Data
4 23 (3.67%) MongoDB
4 23 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.35%) Data Lake
6 12 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (1.92%) MySQL
7 11 (1.76%) Redis
8 9 (1.44%) DB2
9 8 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.96%) HDInsight
12 5 (0.80%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.80%) Cloud Spanner
12 5 (0.80%) Power BI
12 5 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 101 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 65 (10.38%) Jenkins
3 52 (8.31%) TeamCity
4 48 (7.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 42 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (2.56%) GitLab
7 15 (2.40%) JIRA
8 12 (1.92%) Maven
9 9 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.28%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.12%) Metasploit
11 7 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.12%) WebScarab
12 6 (0.96%) Gradle
13 5 (0.80%) Robot Framework
14 4 (0.64%) Fiddler
15 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.48%) Selenium
16 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 77 (12.30%) Finance
2 15 (2.40%) Public Sector
3 12 (1.92%) Billing
4 9 (1.44%) Retail
5 8 (1.28%) Banking
5 8 (1.28%) Local Government
5 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.12%) Marketing
7 6 (0.96%) Law
8 5 (0.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 132 (21.09%) Architect
2 119 (19.01%) Developer
3 75 (11.98%) Cloud Engineer
4 72 (11.50%) Azure Engineer
5 70 (11.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 56 (8.95%) Solutions Architect
8 51 (8.15%) Azure Architect
9 49 (7.83%) Cloud Architect
10 47 (7.51%) .NET Developer
11 45 (7.19%) Principal Developer
12 42 (6.71%) Senior Developer
13 35 (5.59%) Consultant
13 35 (5.59%) Platform Engineer
14 33 (5.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 27 (4.31%) Analyst
16 24 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
17 23 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
18 22 (3.51%) Principal .NET Developer
18 22 (3.51%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.81%) .NET
2 98 (15.65%) React
3 94 (15.02%) .NET Core
4 89 (14.22%) .NET Framework
5 87 (13.90%) ASP.NET
6 85 (13.58%) ASP.NET Core
6 85 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 85 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 47 (7.51%) Blazor
8 42 (6.71%) jQuery
9 41 (6.55%) CSS
9 41 (6.55%) HTML
10 40 (6.39%) Entity Framework
10 40 (6.39%) Redux
10 40 (6.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 30 (4.79%) OAuth
11 30 (4.79%) REST
12 28 (4.47%) Kafka
13 26 (4.15%) Node.js
14 24 (3.83%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.70%) Public Cloud
2 71 (11.34%) Data Centre
3 55 (8.79%) Cloud Native
4 48 (7.67%) Private Cloud
5 44 (7.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (6.23%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (5.75%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (1.92%) Clustering
10 11 (1.76%) User Experience
11 10 (1.60%) PMI
12 9 (1.44%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.44%) PKI
12 9 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.12%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.96%) Replication
15 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 182 (29.07%) Windows
2 105 (16.77%) Windows Server
3 87 (13.90%) Linux
4 47 (7.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 43 (6.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 42 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.67%) Unix
8 10 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.12%) VMS
11 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (39.14%) DevOps
2 201 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (15.02%) Microservices
4 85 (13.58%) ITIL
4 85 (13.58%) MVC
5 76 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 69 (11.02%) Migration
7 60 (9.58%) Mentoring
8 57 (9.11%) SOA
9 54 (8.63%) Infrastructure as Code
10 50 (7.99%) Enterprise Architecture
10 50 (7.99%) OWASP
10 50 (7.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 48 (7.67%) Scrum
12 46 (7.35%) TOGAF
13 45 (7.19%) Analytics
14 43 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (6.87%) Security Architecture
15 40 (6.39%) SOLID
16 38 (6.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 172 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 171 (27.32%) SQL
3 127 (20.29%) Python
4 116 (18.53%) C#
5 74 (11.82%) JavaScript
6 63 (10.06%) TypeScript
7 55 (8.79%) Java
8 22 (3.51%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.35%) Perl
10 16 (2.56%) R
11 12 (1.92%) Go
12 10 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.64%) ES6
13 4 (0.64%) PHP
14 3 (0.48%) C
14 3 (0.48%) Ruby
15 2 (0.32%) C++
15 2 (0.32%) Java 8
16 1 (0.16%) ANSI SQL
16 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 71 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (8.79%) MCSE
3 51 (8.15%) Security Cleared
4 49 (7.83%) Degree
5 44 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 42 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (5.91%) CCNA
8 23 (3.67%) CISSP
9 18 (2.88%) CISM
10 17 (2.72%) CISA
10 17 (2.72%) MCSA
11 16 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 12 (1.92%) AWS Certification
14 11 (1.76%) CCNP
14 11 (1.76%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.12%) MCTS
15 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (4.79%) SLA
3 17 (2.72%) NIST
4 15 (2.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 15 (2.40%) HIPAA
4 15 (2.40%) ITGC
4 15 (2.40%) PMO
5 12 (1.92%) GDPR
6 11 (1.76%) COBIT
7 10 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.60%) NCSC
8 9 (1.44%) QA
9 7 (1.12%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.48%) COSO
11 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 140 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 90 (14.38%) Docker
3 88 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (13.90%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.76%) vSphere
7 10 (1.60%) XenApp
8 8 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.96%) Xen
10 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 117 (18.69%) Terraform
2 91 (14.54%) Ansible
3 76 (12.14%) Kubernetes
4 68 (10.86%) SCCM
5 61 (9.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 31 (4.95%) Puppet
7 23 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (3.19%) SCOM
9 18 (2.88%) SCVMM
10 10 (1.60%) Nessus
11 9 (1.44%) WSUS
12 8 (1.28%) CFEngine
12 8 (1.28%) Nagios
12 8 (1.28%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.12%) Core Impact
13 7 (1.12%) Nexpose
14 6 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 226 (36.10%) Microsoft
2 122 (19.49%) VMware
3 49 (7.83%) Cisco
4 42 (6.71%) Google
4 42 (6.71%) Veeam
5 36 (5.75%) Oracle
6 33 (5.27%) SolarWinds
7 28 (4.47%) Citrix
8 19 (3.04%) HP
8 19 (3.04%) McAfee
8 19 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 18 (2.88%) Databricks
9 18 (2.88%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.56%) Sparx
11 14 (2.24%) Sophos
12 11 (1.76%) IBM
13 10 (1.60%) CA
13 10 (1.60%) Remedy
14 9 (1.44%) Dell
15 8 (1.28%) Hyperion