Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 312 373
Rank change year-on-year +52 +61 +17
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 927 941 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.19% 1.04% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.08% 4.55% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 771 740 650
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.80% - +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 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 22,705 20,678 17,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.24% 22.90% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,457 16,671 14,808
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,281 £26,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,660 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +24 326 £62,500 - 65
North of England +35 204 £55,000 +4.76% 61
Midlands +18 191 £60,000 +4.35% 52
West Midlands +15 137 £60,000 +4.35% 32
North West +69 120 £54,243 -9.60% 40
East of England +66 86 £55,000 - 12
Yorkshire -12 77 £60,000 +14.29% 15
South West +15 70 £45,000 -18.18% 22
East Midlands +38 52 £55,000 +10.00% 20
Scotland +28 44 £48,004 -8.50% 13
North East +8 7 £52,243 -25.37% 6
Wales -1 6 £45,000 -9.55% 7
Northern Ireland +3 2 £50,000 +42.86% 1
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 651 (70.23%) Azure
2 630 (67.96%) PaaS
3 401 (43.26%) Microsoft
4 352 (37.97%) AWS
5 342 (36.89%) SaaS
6 308 (33.23%) Windows
7 299 (32.25%) DevOps
8 231 (24.92%) Linux
9 226 (24.38%) Active Directory
10 221 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
11 197 (21.25%) VMware
12 189 (20.39%) PowerShell
13 181 (19.53%) Migration
14 176 (18.99%) Firewall
15 173 (18.66%) Office 365
16 169 (18.23%) SQL
17 165 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 158 (17.04%) Docker
19 156 (16.83%) Windows Server
20 147 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
21 139 (14.99%) ITIL
22 137 (14.78%) Finance
23 128 (13.81%) Hyper-V
24 120 (12.94%) SQL Server
25 117 (12.62%) Terraform
26 115 (12.41%) Kubernetes
27 113 (12.19%) Python
28 112 (12.08%) Ansible
29 111 (11.97%) Data Centre
30 107 (11.54%) Public Cloud

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 56 (6.04%) IIS
2 48 (5.18%) MS Exchange
3 47 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.91%) Confluence
5 24 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 21 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.73%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.51%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.29%) CMS
13 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.19%) nginx
13 11 (1.19%) Umbraco
13 11 (1.19%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.86%) JBoss
16 7 (0.76%) CloudStack
Applications
1 32 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) Workfront
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 651 (70.23%) Azure
2 630 (67.96%) PaaS
3 352 (37.97%) AWS
4 342 (36.89%) SaaS
5 173 (18.66%) Office 365
6 86 (9.28%) GCP
7 78 (8.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 45 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 45 (4.85%) Serverless
9 44 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (4.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 28 (3.02%) IBM Cloud
12 25 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (2.16%) Power Platform
14 18 (1.94%) GitHub
15 16 (1.73%) OneDrive
16 14 (1.51%) Azure Functions
17 13 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
18 11 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
19 10 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 176 (18.99%) Firewall
2 96 (10.36%) DNS
3 81 (8.74%) WAN
4 74 (7.98%) VPN
5 72 (7.77%) LAN
6 40 (4.31%) Network Security
6 40 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 33 (3.56%) DHCP
7 33 (3.56%) HTTP
7 33 (3.56%) Wireless
8 23 (2.48%) SAN
9 21 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
10 20 (2.16%) Internet
10 20 (2.16%) Skype
10 20 (2.16%) VoIP
11 19 (2.05%) MPLS
12 18 (1.94%) VLAN
13 14 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (1.29%) IPv4
15 11 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 34 (3.67%) MySQL
4 31 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.80%) Data Lake
8 24 (2.59%) Big Data
8 24 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.16%) Power BI
10 19 (2.05%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.73%) HDInsight
13 14 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.51%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 85 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 45 (4.85%) JIRA
5 31 (3.34%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.80%) Maven
7 19 (2.05%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.62%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.08%) IBM UrbanCode
11 10 (1.08%) Selenium
12 9 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.76%) CircleCI
13 7 (0.76%) GitLab
14 6 (0.65%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.65%) Subversion
15 5 (0.54%) Codeship
16 4 (0.43%) Ant
16 4 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 137 (14.78%) Finance
2 67 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.42%) Retail
4 30 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.02%) Marketing
6 17 (1.83%) Banking
7 12 (1.29%) Electronics
8 11 (1.19%) Billing
9 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.86%) Legal
11 7 (0.76%) Law
12 6 (0.65%) Games
13 5 (0.54%) Advertising
13 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
15 1 (0.11%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (21.79%) Architect
2 126 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 120 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 117 (12.62%) Cloud Engineer
5 107 (11.54%) Consultant
6 82 (8.85%) Azure Engineer
7 65 (7.01%) Cloud Architect
8 63 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
9 58 (6.26%) Azure Architect
10 51 (5.50%) Technical Architect
11 49 (5.29%) Developer
12 45 (4.85%) Cloud Consultant
13 43 (4.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (4.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (3.88%) Azure Consultant
16 30 (3.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 28 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
17 28 (3.02%) Azure DevOps
18 27 (2.91%) Analyst
18 27 (2.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.39%) .NET
2 70 (7.55%) Web Services
3 59 (6.36%) JSON
4 34 (3.67%) Node.js
5 29 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 23 (2.48%) LDAP
7 20 (2.16%) Kafka
7 20 (2.16%) Middleware
8 18 (1.94%) .NET Core
9 17 (1.83%) AngularJS
9 17 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (1.83%) OAuth
9 17 (1.83%) SAML
10 15 (1.62%) .NET Framework
11 14 (1.51%) OpenID
12 13 (1.40%) React
13 12 (1.29%) REST
14 11 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (1.19%) NativeScript
14 11 (1.19%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 107 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 76 (8.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 65 (7.01%) Private Cloud
5 56 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 28 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (2.80%) User Experience
9 21 (2.27%) Clustering
10 16 (1.73%) Cloud Native
11 14 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.51%) Replication
12 12 (1.29%) CMDB
12 12 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
14 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.86%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 308 (33.23%) Windows
2 231 (24.92%) Linux
3 156 (16.83%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (4.96%) Unix
6 43 (4.64%) Windows 10
7 41 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.27%) CentOS
9 15 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.86%) Android
11 7 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
11 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.76%) VMS
12 4 (0.43%) AIX
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (32.25%) DevOps
2 221 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (19.53%) Migration
4 165 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 139 (14.99%) ITIL
6 102 (11.00%) Presales
7 98 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
8 75 (8.09%) Microservices
9 74 (7.98%) Configuration Management
9 74 (7.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 66 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 63 (6.80%) Mentoring
12 61 (6.58%) Service Management
12 61 (6.58%) Software Engineering
13 60 (6.47%) Capacity Planning
13 60 (6.47%) Information Security
14 59 (6.36%) Project Delivery
15 58 (6.26%) Service Delivery
16 57 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
16 57 (6.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 189 (20.39%) PowerShell
2 169 (18.23%) SQL
3 113 (12.19%) Python
4 74 (7.98%) C#
5 71 (7.66%) Java
6 64 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 54 (5.83%) JavaScript
8 30 (3.24%) Perl
9 21 (2.27%) Ruby
10 16 (1.73%) Scala
10 16 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.40%) PHP
12 12 (1.29%) Go
13 10 (1.08%) Groovy
14 9 (0.97%) C
15 5 (0.54%) R
16 4 (0.43%) C++
16 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 81 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (7.01%) Degree
3 62 (6.69%) MCSE
4 35 (3.78%) Security Cleared
5 34 (3.67%) AWS Certification
6 33 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.13%) CCNA
8 28 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (2.91%) MCSA
9 27 (2.91%) SC Cleared
10 22 (2.37%) CISSP
11 19 (2.05%) CISM
12 14 (1.51%) Master's Degree
13 10 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.08%) MCITP
13 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.97%) MCP
15 8 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.13%) SLA
3 23 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.05%) NIST
5 17 (1.83%) GDPR
6 11 (1.19%) QA
7 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.54%) GAMP
10 5 (0.54%) GxP
11 4 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.32%) GPG13
12 3 (0.32%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.32%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.11%) NCSC
13 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (24.38%) Active Directory
2 158 (17.04%) Docker
3 147 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (13.81%) Hyper-V
5 34 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.13%) vSphere
7 22 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.83%) XenApp
8 17 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.62%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.97%) NFS
11 8 (0.86%) HDFS
11 8 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.76%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.65%) vCloud
14 5 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (12.62%) Terraform
2 115 (12.41%) Kubernetes
3 112 (12.08%) Ansible
4 81 (8.74%) Puppet
5 66 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (5.50%) SCCM
7 35 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (2.27%) vRealize
9 21 (2.27%) WSUS
10 18 (1.94%) Prometheus
10 18 (1.94%) Rancher
11 15 (1.62%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.51%) Nagios
12 14 (1.51%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.29%) SCOM
13 12 (1.29%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.29%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.19%) Nessus
15 10 (1.08%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 401 (43.26%) Microsoft
2 197 (21.25%) VMware
3 93 (10.03%) Cisco
4 64 (6.90%) Google
5 57 (6.15%) Citrix
6 44 (4.75%) IBM
7 39 (4.21%) Oracle
7 39 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 35 (3.78%) Dell
8 35 (3.78%) HP
8 35 (3.78%) NetApp
9 31 (3.34%) EMC
10 25 (2.70%) Rackspace
11 24 (2.59%) SAP
12 22 (2.37%) ServiceNow
13 21 (2.27%) Symantec
14 16 (1.73%) Veeam
15 15 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (1.51%) Splunk
17 13 (1.40%) EqualLogic