Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 256 279
Rank change year-on-year +44 +23 +106
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,235 1,986 2,146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.35% 1.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.41% 4.55% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,017 1,698 1,739
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,750 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,750 £91,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26% +14.00%

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 28,015 43,650 42,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.97% 29.66% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,854 35,428 34,530
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 17 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 9 July 2020. 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 +35 1,136 £67,500 +3.85% 143
UK excluding London +55 664 £65,000 +8.33% 113
London +35 509 £69,500 -0.71% 36
South East +32 211 £67,500 +12.50% 48
North of England +108 204 £63,288 +10.07% 26
North West +118 119 £67,500 +12.50% 19
Work from Home -10 117 £67,500 -10.00% 11
Midlands +30 109 £60,000 -2.44% 17
West Midlands +55 85 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Yorkshire +69 72 £61,250 +2.08% 3
South West +105 61 £90,000 +89.47% 12
East of England +19 32 £70,000 +21.74% 3
Scotland +51 29 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Wales +23 22 £65,750 +46.11% 2
East Midlands +23 21 £60,000 +4.35% 5
North East +20 13 £55,000 +39.24% 4
Northern Ireland +23 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 956 (77.41%) Azure
2 950 (76.92%) PaaS
3 609 (49.31%) Microsoft
4 511 (41.38%) SaaS
5 462 (37.41%) AWS
6 396 (32.06%) DevOps
7 359 (29.07%) Windows
8 339 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
9 324 (26.23%) Active Directory
10 282 (22.83%) PowerShell
11 274 (22.19%) Office 365
12 252 (20.40%) SQL
13 242 (19.60%) Finance
14 229 (18.54%) VMware
15 215 (17.41%) SQL Server
16 213 (17.25%) Linux
17 197 (15.95%) Terraform
18 196 (15.87%) Firewall
19 192 (15.55%) Migration
20 180 (14.57%) Windows Server
21 174 (14.09%) Hyper-V
22 173 (14.01%) Public Cloud
23 172 (13.93%) Python
24 166 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
25 152 (12.31%) Docker
26 148 (11.98%) Ansible
27 143 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 142 (11.50%) Kubernetes
29 141 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
30 140 (11.34%) 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
1 101 (8.18%) IIS
2 67 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 20 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.54%) CMS
6 19 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.30%) Confluence
7 16 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.13%) Umbraco
10 13 (1.05%) Apache
10 13 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.05%) SAS
11 12 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.81%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.57%) Gliffy
5 5 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.081%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.97%) SAP GTS
4 9 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.40%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.081%) HFM
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.081%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 956 (77.41%) Azure
2 950 (76.92%) PaaS
3 511 (41.38%) SaaS
4 462 (37.41%) AWS
5 274 (22.19%) Office 365
6 131 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 111 (8.99%) GCP
8 104 (8.42%) Serverless
9 74 (5.99%) Power Platform
10 71 (5.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 59 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
12 47 (3.81%) Azure Functions
13 35 (2.83%) Azure Data Factory
14 33 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
15 25 (2.02%) PowerApps
16 23 (1.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 21 (1.70%) Azure Stack
18 20 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
19 18 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 18 (1.46%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 196 (15.87%) Firewall
2 86 (6.96%) DNS
2 86 (6.96%) VPN
3 67 (5.43%) Skype
4 61 (4.94%) Network Security
5 54 (4.37%) SAN
6 53 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 50 (4.05%) WAN
8 41 (3.32%) LAN
9 39 (3.16%) Internet
10 26 (2.11%) DHCP
11 24 (1.94%) HTTP
12 22 (1.78%) MPLS
13 18 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (1.30%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.97%) SSH
16 11 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (0.89%) IPsec
16 11 (0.89%) Wireless
17 10 (0.81%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.94%) MySQL
3 53 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 50 (4.05%) Data Lake
5 49 (3.97%) Power BI
6 46 (3.72%) Big Data
7 39 (3.16%) NoSQL
7 39 (3.16%) Relational Database
8 33 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.86%) DB2
11 23 (1.86%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (1.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.05%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 95 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 63 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 47 (3.81%) TeamCity
5 41 (3.32%) JIRA
6 33 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (2.11%) GitLab
8 17 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.81%) Selenium
13 9 (0.73%) gulp
13 9 (0.73%) JMeter
13 9 (0.73%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.73%) webpack
14 8 (0.65%) Babel
14 8 (0.65%) git-flow
14 8 (0.65%) Jasmine
General
1 242 (19.60%) Finance
2 52 (4.21%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.72%) Retail
4 40 (3.24%) Banking
5 36 (2.91%) Legal
6 29 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.19%) Law
8 23 (1.86%) Games
9 16 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.97%) Publishing
11 10 (0.81%) Back Office
12 9 (0.73%) Billing
13 8 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.65%) Local Government
13 8 (0.65%) Marketing
14 7 (0.57%) Digital Economy
14 7 (0.57%) Military
15 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 374 (30.28%) Architect
2 129 (10.45%) Cloud Engineer
3 128 (10.36%) Solutions Architect
4 119 (9.64%) Cloud Architect
5 112 (9.07%) Consultant
6 104 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 93 (7.53%) Azure Engineer
8 86 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (5.99%) Developer
10 64 (5.18%) Infrastructure Architect
11 55 (4.45%) Azure Architect
12 52 (4.21%) Security Engineer
13 47 (3.81%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.81%) Platform Engineer
14 46 (3.72%) Security Architect
15 45 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
16 37 (3.00%) Azure Consultant
16 37 (3.00%) Microsoft Consultant
17 36 (2.91%) IT Engineer
18 33 (2.67%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.31%) .NET
2 66 (5.34%) Web Services
3 43 (3.48%) Node.js
4 40 (3.24%) XML
5 38 (3.08%) HTML
5 38 (3.08%) JSON
5 38 (3.08%) REST
6 34 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 30 (2.43%) .NET Core
8 29 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 26 (2.11%) React
10 24 (1.94%) SOAP
11 22 (1.78%) OAuth
12 20 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (1.46%) RESTful
14 17 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (1.30%) CSS
16 15 (1.21%) Swagger
17 14 (1.13%) LAMP
17 14 (1.13%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 173 (14.01%) Public Cloud
2 140 (11.34%) Data Centre
3 87 (7.04%) Cloud Native
4 69 (5.59%) Private Cloud
5 58 (4.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 55 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (3.97%) Management Information System
8 47 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (2.91%) User Experience
10 30 (2.43%) PKI
11 28 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 28 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (2.19%) Clustering
12 27 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
16 14 (1.13%) Cyberattack
17 10 (0.81%) Replication
17 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 359 (29.07%) Windows
2 213 (17.25%) Linux
3 180 (14.57%) Windows Server
4 77 (6.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 66 (5.34%) Windows 10
6 59 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (2.83%) CentOS
9 33 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (2.43%) Unix
11 22 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (1.70%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.97%) VMS
13 12 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.49%) SUSE
15 3 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.24%) Solaris
16 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.081%) Android
17 1 (0.081%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (32.06%) DevOps
2 339 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (15.55%) Migration
4 143 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 132 (10.69%) ITIL
6 127 (10.28%) Presales
7 121 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
8 117 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
9 110 (8.91%) Microservices
10 108 (8.74%) Information Security
11 104 (8.42%) Technical Leadership
12 102 (8.26%) TOGAF
13 97 (7.85%) Infrastructure as Code
14 92 (7.45%) Analytics
15 84 (6.80%) Configuration Management
16 80 (6.48%) Enterprise Architecture
17 79 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (6.40%) Project Delivery
18 76 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
19 75 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 282 (22.83%) PowerShell
2 252 (20.40%) SQL
3 172 (13.93%) Python
4 110 (8.91%) Java
5 85 (6.88%) C#
6 59 (4.78%) Bash Shell
7 55 (4.45%) JavaScript
8 45 (3.64%) Ruby
9 41 (3.32%) PHP
10 40 (3.24%) Go
11 27 (2.19%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.46%) R
13 16 (1.30%) Perl
14 15 (1.21%) Java 8
15 13 (1.05%) C
16 12 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.65%) C++
18 7 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.57%) VBScript
19 6 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (8.34%) Degree
3 85 (6.88%) MCSE
4 65 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 62 (5.02%) MCSA
6 48 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (3.64%) TOGAF Certification
8 37 (3.00%) AWS Certification
9 34 (2.75%) CCNA
10 33 (2.67%) SC Cleared
11 30 (2.43%) CISSP
12 29 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (1.54%) CISM
14 18 (1.46%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.13%) CCNP
16 12 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.97%) MCITP
17 11 (0.89%) MCTS
17 11 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (4.29%) NIST
3 37 (3.00%) GDPR
4 36 (2.91%) NIST 800
5 35 (2.83%) PCI DSS
5 35 (2.83%) QA
6 23 (1.86%) NCSC
7 20 (1.62%) SLA
8 14 (1.13%) COBIT
9 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.49%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.32%) PMO
13 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.081%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 324 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 174 (14.09%) Hyper-V
3 166 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 152 (12.31%) Docker
5 58 (4.70%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.30%) vSphere
7 16 (1.30%) XenApp
8 14 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.65%) Xen
10 7 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.24%) KVM
13 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.16%) LXC
14 2 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 197 (15.95%) Terraform
2 148 (11.98%) Ansible
3 142 (11.50%) Kubernetes
4 110 (8.91%) SCCM
5 103 (8.34%) Opscode Chef
6 102 (8.26%) Puppet
7 80 (6.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 41 (3.32%) SCVMM
9 21 (1.70%) Packer
10 19 (1.54%) SCOM
11 15 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (1.13%) Nagios
13 13 (1.05%) vRealize
14 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (0.89%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.81%) Salt
16 10 (0.81%) WSUS
17 9 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
17 9 (0.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 609 (49.31%) Microsoft
2 229 (18.54%) VMware
3 114 (9.23%) Google
4 100 (8.10%) Cisco
5 89 (7.21%) Oracle
6 71 (5.75%) Citrix
7 59 (4.78%) HP
8 53 (4.29%) Dell
9 42 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (3.40%) SAP
10 29 (2.35%) Databricks
10 29 (2.35%) NetApp
11 27 (2.19%) IBM
12 24 (1.94%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.70%) EqualLogic
14 19 (1.54%) Rackspace
15 18 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.46%) Tableau
16 17 (1.38%) F5
16 17 (1.38%) Remedy