Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 336 462
Rank change year-on-year +39 +126 +93
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,893 1,725 1,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.85% 5.61% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,334 951
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,525 £36,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £51,750 £56,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.81% +1.34%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 39,012 30,772 24,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 17.46% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31,545 25,240 20,338
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IaaS.

Salary trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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
England +36 1,776 £65,000 +8.33% 224
UK excluding London +60 1,021 £57,500 +11.11% 122
London +5 815 £72,500 +11.54% 108
South East +13 358 £65,000 +8.33% 47
North of England +85 248 £52,500 +5.00% 24
Midlands +54 177 £54,500 +9.00% 24
West Midlands +60 141 £52,500 +5.00% 20
North West +63 124 £50,000 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire +53 122 £52,500 +5.00% 9
East of England +45 84 £72,500 +45.00% 9
South West +27 80 £48,688 -2.63% 10
Scotland +38 67 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Midlands +14 36 £67,500 +42.11% 4
North East -6 12 £70,000 -
Wales -5 11 £72,500 +93.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 with a requirement for IaaS.

1 1,239 (65.45%) PaaS
2 1,201 (63.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 857 (45.27%) Amazon AWS
4 823 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 799 (42.21%) SaaS
6 681 (35.97%) DevOps
7 625 (33.02%) Windows
8 617 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
9 462 (24.41%) SQL
10 435 (22.98%) PowerShell
11 409 (21.61%) Linux
12 406 (21.45%) VMware
13 386 (20.39%) Active Directory
14 382 (20.18%) Finance
15 339 (17.91%) Python
16 325 (17.17%) SQL Server
17 300 (15.85%) Git (software)
18 295 (15.58%) Presales
19 291 (15.37%) Office 365
20 287 (15.16%) Ansible
21 280 (14.79%) Jenkins
21 280 (14.79%) Firewall
22 276 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
23 275 (14.53%) Docker
24 266 (14.05%) Windows Server
25 259 (13.68%) Migration
26 252 (13.31%) Degree
27 248 (13.10%) Hyper-V
28 246 (13.00%) Puppet
28 246 (13.00%) Data Centre

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 114 (6.02%) OpenStack
2 99 (5.23%) Confluence
3 98 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 82 (4.33%) MS Exchange
5 64 (3.38%) IIS
5 64 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 51 (2.69%) WebLogic
7 48 (2.54%) Apache
8 47 (2.48%) JBoss
9 43 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 43 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (2.17%) Tomcat
11 39 (2.06%) CMS
12 33 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 33 (1.74%) Mule
13 32 (1.69%) Apache Spark
13 32 (1.69%) WebSphere
14 26 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 43 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.90%) Documaker
3 14 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.21%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.11%) Maximo
12 1 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,239 (65.45%) PaaS
2 1,201 (63.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 857 (45.27%) Amazon AWS
4 799 (42.21%) SaaS
5 291 (15.37%) Office 365
6 196 (10.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 166 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
8 157 (8.29%) Serverless
9 152 (8.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 116 (6.13%) GitHub
11 99 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 65 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
13 64 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
14 61 (3.22%) Azure Data Factory
15 48 (2.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 47 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
17 42 (2.22%) Slack
18 32 (1.69%) Azure Functions
19 27 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
19 27 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 280 (14.79%) Firewall
2 235 (12.41%) DNS
3 176 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 143 (7.55%) VPN
5 125 (6.60%) DHCP
6 107 (5.65%) SAN
7 99 (5.23%) Network Security
8 96 (5.07%) WAN
9 95 (5.02%) Internet
10 82 (4.33%) LAN
11 70 (3.70%) HTTP
12 55 (2.91%) SSL
13 54 (2.85%) Intrusion Detection
14 53 (2.80%) Skype
15 47 (2.48%) Unified Communications
16 45 (2.38%) NAS
17 30 (1.58%) Software-Defined Networking
18 29 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
19 28 (1.48%) SMTP
20 26 (1.37%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 144 (7.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 129 (6.81%) Big Data
4 103 (5.44%) Relational Database
5 74 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 73 (3.86%) MySQL
6 73 (3.86%) Power BI
7 69 (3.65%) Data Lake
8 66 (3.49%) MongoDB
9 59 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 56 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 56 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 52 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
12 47 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 42 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 40 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
15 38 (2.01%) Oracle Database
16 35 (1.85%) Redis
17 32 (1.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 300 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 280 (14.79%) Jenkins
3 151 (7.98%) Visual Studio
4 132 (6.97%) JIRA
5 103 (5.44%) TeamCity
6 101 (5.34%) Maven
7 66 (3.49%) Subversion
7 66 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 64 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 50 (2.64%) GitLab
10 47 (2.48%) Selenium
11 46 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 43 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (2.01%) JUnit
14 36 (1.90%) SonarQube
15 34 (1.80%) Vagrant
16 33 (1.74%) Babel
16 33 (1.74%) Mocha
16 33 (1.74%) MSBuild
General
1 382 (20.18%) Finance
2 135 (7.13%) Marketing
3 111 (5.86%) Retail
4 60 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 59 (3.12%) Banking
6 44 (2.32%) Publishing
7 26 (1.37%) Games
8 24 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.11%) Law
10 20 (1.06%) Legal
11 18 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.90%) Advertising
13 13 (0.69%) German Language
14 10 (0.53%) Billing
14 10 (0.53%) Electronics
15 9 (0.48%) Back Office
16 7 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.32%) Local Government
17 6 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 573 (30.27%) Architect
2 245 (12.94%) Cloud Architect
3 209 (11.04%) Consultant
4 180 (9.51%) Developer
5 176 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 163 (8.61%) Solutions Architect
7 147 (7.77%) Azure Architect
8 127 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 119 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 100 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
11 95 (5.02%) Azure Consultant
12 68 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
13 66 (3.49%) Cloud Consultant
14 64 (3.38%) Technical Architect
15 61 (3.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 60 (3.17%) Analyst
17 51 (2.69%) Support Engineer
18 50 (2.64%) AWS Architect
18 50 (2.64%) Enterprise Architect
19 46 (2.43%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (11.62%) .NET
2 203 (10.72%) Web Services
3 141 (7.45%) HTML
4 129 (6.81%) Node.js
5 118 (6.23%) JSON
6 109 (5.76%) REST
7 106 (5.60%) CSS
8 91 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 86 (4.54%) Spring
10 81 (4.28%) .NET Framework
11 70 (3.70%) Middleware
12 69 (3.65%) Spring Boot
13 68 (3.59%) HTML5
14 60 (3.17%) ASP.NET
14 60 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
16 52 (2.75%) CSS3
17 50 (2.64%) SOAP
18 49 (2.59%) WCF
19 48 (2.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 246 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 219 (11.57%) Public Cloud
3 151 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (7.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 128 (6.76%) Management Information System
6 92 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
7 80 (4.23%) Computer Science
8 78 (4.12%) User Experience
9 68 (3.59%) Replication
10 67 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
10 67 (3.54%) Private Cloud
11 62 (3.28%) Clustering
12 55 (2.91%) Mobile App
13 48 (2.54%) PKI
14 37 (1.95%) Fintech
15 27 (1.43%) CMDB
15 27 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
16 24 (1.27%) Cloud Native
17 22 (1.16%) Blog
18 21 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 625 (33.02%) Windows
2 409 (21.61%) Linux
3 266 (14.05%) Windows Server
4 134 (7.08%) Unix
5 129 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (4.97%) Windows 10
8 78 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (2.69%) CentOS
10 49 (2.59%) Solaris
11 39 (2.06%) Android
12 36 (1.90%) VMS
13 30 (1.58%) Windows 7
14 29 (1.53%) Ubuntu
15 20 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 20 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.53%) AIX
18 9 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
19 8 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (35.97%) DevOps
2 617 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (15.58%) Presales
4 259 (13.68%) Migration
5 233 (12.31%) ITIL
6 224 (11.83%) Project Management
7 188 (9.93%) Service Delivery
8 182 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
9 172 (9.09%) Microservices
10 169 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 168 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
12 161 (8.51%) Test Automation
13 154 (8.14%) Analytics
14 153 (8.08%) Scrum
14 153 (8.08%) TOGAF
15 147 (7.77%) IT Strategy
16 145 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
17 140 (7.40%) CRM
18 137 (7.24%) Configuration Management
18 137 (7.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 462 (24.41%) SQL
2 435 (22.98%) PowerShell
3 339 (17.91%) Python
4 242 (12.78%) C#
4 242 (12.78%) Java
5 199 (10.51%) Bash Shell
6 157 (8.29%) JavaScript
7 109 (5.76%) Ruby
8 65 (3.43%) Perl
9 63 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 62 (3.28%) PHP
11 53 (2.80%) Go
12 46 (2.43%) U-SQL
13 40 (2.11%) C++
14 38 (2.01%) Java 8
15 35 (1.85%) Shell Script
16 33 (1.74%) ES6
17 32 (1.69%) Scala
18 18 (0.95%) C
19 11 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 252 (13.31%) Degree
2 104 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 60 (3.17%) CISSP
4 60 (3.17%) MCSE
5 49 (2.59%) AWS Certification
6 40 (2.11%) MCSA
7 36 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 31 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 27 (1.43%) ISEB
9 27 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
10 26 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.27%) CEH
11 24 (1.27%) PMP
12 22 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.06%) Master's Degree
14 19 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (4.23%) GCP
3 67 (3.54%) QA
4 41 (2.17%) SLA
5 28 (1.48%) GDPR
6 22 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 20 (1.06%) GPG13
8 19 (1.00%) COBIT
9 8 (0.42%) PMO
10 6 (0.32%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 1 (0.053%) PSD2
System Software
1 386 (20.39%) Active Directory
2 276 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (14.53%) Docker
4 248 (13.10%) Hyper-V
5 103 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.64%) XenApp
8 30 (1.58%) vSphere
9 29 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (1.37%) VirtualBox
11 20 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 17 (0.90%) Samba
12 17 (0.90%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.79%) Xen
14 14 (0.74%) vCloud
15 12 (0.63%) KVM
16 9 (0.48%) LXC
17 8 (0.42%) HDFS
18 7 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 287 (15.16%) Ansible
2 246 (13.00%) Puppet
3 233 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
4 145 (7.66%) Kubernetes
5 135 (7.13%) Terraform
6 79 (4.17%) SCCM
7 53 (2.80%) Nagios
8 51 (2.69%) SCVMM
9 38 (2.01%) Kibana
9 38 (2.01%) Rancher
10 35 (1.85%) SCOM
11 30 (1.58%) vRealize
12 29 (1.53%) Packer
13 28 (1.48%) Salt
14 27 (1.43%) ZABBIX
15 24 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
16 23 (1.22%) logstash
17 20 (1.06%) SCOrch
18 18 (0.95%) AirWatch
18 18 (0.95%) Grafana
Vendors
1 823 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 406 (21.45%) VMware
3 240 (12.68%) Oracle
4 199 (10.51%) Google
5 185 (9.77%) Cisco
6 141 (7.45%) Citrix
7 135 (7.13%) Splunk
8 99 (5.23%) IBM
9 70 (3.70%) SAP
10 69 (3.65%) Red Hat
11 68 (3.59%) NetApp
12 67 (3.54%) EMC
13 64 (3.38%) CheckPoint
14 60 (3.17%) HP
15 53 (2.80%) AppDynamics
16 52 (2.75%) New Relic
17 50 (2.64%) Tableau
18 42 (2.22%) Rackspace
19 38 (2.01%) ServiceNow
19 38 (2.01%) SolarWinds