Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 398 498
Rank change year-on-year +130 +100 +87
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 2,135 1,378 1,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.80% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.40% 4.90% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,596 1,109 888
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.00% -9.09% -

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 39,530 28,140 23,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.74% 16.26% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 32,127 23,380 19,989
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.14% +3.53%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +118 1,993 £65,000 +13.04% 195
UK excluding London +101 1,095 £55,500 +11.00% 110
London +98 971 £72,500 +11.54% 90
South East +35 362 £65,000 +13.04% 46
North of England +91 261 £52,500 +5.00% 25
Midlands +87 206 £52,500 - 10
West Midlands +57 150 £52,500 - 9
North West +41 126 £47,500 -5.00% 15
Yorkshire +61 118 £61,500 +23.00% 10
East of England +33 91 £80,000 +60.00% 8
South West +28 91 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Scotland +47 84 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +43 56 £61,250 +28.95% 1
Wales +14 25 £40,000 -3.61% 1
North East - 17 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,368 (64.07%) PaaS
2 1,264 (59.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 970 (45.43%) Amazon AWS
4 912 (42.72%) SaaS
5 863 (40.42%) Microsoft
6 699 (32.74%) DevOps
7 676 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
8 663 (31.05%) Windows
9 485 (22.72%) Linux
10 458 (21.45%) SQL
11 457 (21.41%) Active Directory
12 445 (20.84%) PowerShell
13 442 (20.70%) VMware
14 418 (19.58%) Finance
15 386 (18.08%) Presales
16 368 (17.24%) Git (software)
17 365 (17.10%) Python
18 335 (15.69%) Office 365
19 328 (15.36%) VMware Infrastructure
20 311 (14.57%) SQL Server
21 308 (14.43%) Firewall
22 302 (14.15%) ITIL
23 300 (14.05%) Docker
24 299 (14.00%) Jenkins
25 295 (13.82%) Ansible
26 292 (13.68%) C#
27 286 (13.40%) Migration
28 281 (13.16%) Data Centre
29 278 (13.02%) Hyper-V
30 275 (12.88%) Windows Server

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 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 113 (5.29%) OpenStack
3 103 (4.82%) Confluence
4 84 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 68 (3.19%) Skype for Business
6 65 (3.04%) Tomcat
7 59 (2.76%) IIS
8 53 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 45 (2.11%) WebLogic
10 44 (2.06%) Mule
11 42 (1.97%) Apache
12 41 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (1.55%) JBoss
14 28 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 28 (1.31%) WebSphere
15 27 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (1.17%) Apache Spark
17 22 (1.03%) CMS
18 17 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 39 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 57 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.80%) Documaker
3 16 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
11 1 (0.047%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.047%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,368 (64.07%) PaaS
2 1,264 (59.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 970 (45.43%) Amazon AWS
4 912 (42.72%) SaaS
5 335 (15.69%) Office 365
6 217 (10.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 212 (9.93%) Serverless
8 164 (7.68%) Cloud Computing
9 136 (6.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 119 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 109 (5.11%) GitHub
12 86 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
13 76 (3.56%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 62 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
15 60 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
16 53 (2.48%) Slack
17 40 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
18 38 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
19 31 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 25 (1.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 308 (14.43%) Firewall
2 177 (8.29%) DNS
3 146 (6.84%) TCP/IP
4 144 (6.74%) VPN
5 131 (6.14%) WAN
6 115 (5.39%) LAN
7 107 (5.01%) SAN
8 99 (4.64%) DHCP
9 97 (4.54%) Network Security
10 65 (3.04%) HTTP
10 65 (3.04%) Internet
11 61 (2.86%) Skype
12 60 (2.81%) Unified Communications
13 50 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 50 (2.34%) SSL
14 45 (2.11%) NAS
15 42 (1.97%) Wireless
16 32 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (1.41%) SMTP
18 29 (1.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 160 (7.49%) Big Data
3 150 (7.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 103 (4.82%) Data Lake
5 102 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 98 (4.59%) Power BI
7 91 (4.26%) NoSQL
8 77 (3.61%) MongoDB
9 71 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (2.72%) MySQL
11 57 (2.67%) Oracle Database
12 55 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 45 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (1.97%) Hadoop
14 42 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 36 (1.69%) RDBMS
16 31 (1.45%) Redis
17 29 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
18 27 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 368 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 299 (14.00%) Jenkins
3 216 (10.12%) Visual Studio
4 140 (6.56%) JIRA
5 114 (5.34%) Maven
6 97 (4.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 84 (3.93%) TeamCity
8 73 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 67 (3.14%) Subversion
10 62 (2.90%) JUnit
11 59 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 53 (2.48%) Selenium
13 47 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (2.06%) SonarQube
15 43 (2.01%) Babel
16 42 (1.97%) Mocha
17 38 (1.78%) GitLab
18 36 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
19 32 (1.50%) Vagrant
20 26 (1.22%) MSBuild
General
1 418 (19.58%) Finance
2 154 (7.21%) Marketing
3 127 (5.95%) Retail
4 77 (3.61%) Banking
5 71 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.15%) Publishing
7 34 (1.59%) Games
8 31 (1.45%) Legal
9 27 (1.26%) Law
10 23 (1.08%) Back Office
11 22 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.80%) Advertising
13 14 (0.66%) German Language
14 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.37%) Billing
15 8 (0.37%) Electronics
15 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 659 (30.87%) Architect
2 285 (13.35%) Consultant
3 276 (12.93%) Cloud Architect
4 208 (9.74%) Developer
5 201 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
6 182 (8.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 162 (7.59%) Azure Architect
8 133 (6.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 124 (5.81%) Azure Consultant
10 106 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 88 (4.12%) Cloud Consultant
12 80 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
13 76 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
14 75 (3.51%) Technical Architect
15 74 (3.47%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 69 (3.23%) AWS Architect
17 68 (3.19%) Analyst
17 68 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
18 67 (3.14%) Lead Architect
19 61 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (11.43%) Web Services
2 216 (10.12%) .NET
3 180 (8.43%) HTML
4 160 (7.49%) Node.js
5 155 (7.26%) CSS
6 121 (5.67%) JSON
7 114 (5.34%) REST
8 105 (4.92%) AngularJS
9 100 (4.68%) Spring
10 96 (4.50%) Middleware
11 89 (4.17%) .NET Framework
12 82 (3.84%) HTML5
13 80 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 80 (3.75%) Spring Boot
14 76 (3.56%) ASP.NET
15 66 (3.09%) WCF
16 63 (2.95%) SOAP
17 57 (2.67%) CSS3
18 54 (2.53%) React
19 53 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 281 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 210 (9.84%) Public Cloud
3 137 (6.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 130 (6.09%) User Experience
5 128 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 117 (5.48%) Management Information System
7 95 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
8 88 (4.12%) Private Cloud
9 83 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
10 76 (3.56%) Computer Science
11 72 (3.37%) Replication
12 60 (2.81%) Mobile App
13 46 (2.15%) Clustering
14 40 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
15 38 (1.78%) Fintech
16 32 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
17 25 (1.17%) PKI
18 24 (1.12%) CMDB
18 24 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
19 22 (1.03%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 663 (31.05%) Windows
2 485 (22.72%) Linux
3 275 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 147 (6.89%) Unix
5 104 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 93 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 79 (3.70%) Windows 10
9 66 (3.09%) Solaris
10 50 (2.34%) CentOS
11 49 (2.30%) Android
12 39 (1.83%) VMS
13 29 (1.36%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.31%) Apple iOS
15 27 (1.26%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.89%) AIX
17 16 (0.75%) HPUX
18 14 (0.66%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.61%) Nucleus RTOS
20 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (32.74%) DevOps
2 676 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (18.08%) Presales
4 302 (14.15%) ITIL
5 286 (13.40%) Migration
6 249 (11.66%) Service Delivery
7 230 (10.77%) Project Management
8 210 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 191 (8.95%) Analytics
10 178 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
11 174 (8.15%) Scrum
11 174 (8.15%) Test Automation
11 174 (8.15%) TOGAF
12 165 (7.73%) CRM
13 158 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
14 151 (7.07%) Microservices
14 151 (7.07%) Service Management
15 150 (7.03%) TDD
16 146 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
17 141 (6.60%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 458 (21.45%) SQL
2 445 (20.84%) PowerShell
3 365 (17.10%) Python
4 292 (13.68%) C#
5 260 (12.18%) Java
6 218 (10.21%) Bash Shell
7 207 (9.70%) JavaScript
8 122 (5.71%) Ruby
9 76 (3.56%) U-SQL
10 66 (3.09%) Perl
11 64 (3.00%) PHP
12 60 (2.81%) T-SQL
13 53 (2.48%) Go
14 47 (2.20%) Java 8
15 43 (2.01%) ES6
16 42 (1.97%) Scala
16 42 (1.97%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.45%) C++
18 23 (1.08%) C
19 9 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 233 (10.91%) Degree
2 140 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (4.31%) MCSE
4 81 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 72 (3.37%) CISSP
6 65 (3.04%) AWS Certification
7 50 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 46 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (2.06%) MCSA
10 35 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
11 33 (1.55%) PMI Certification
12 27 (1.26%) SC Cleared
13 25 (1.17%) CCNP
14 24 (1.12%) ISEB
14 24 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.12%) MCITP
15 23 (1.08%) PMP
16 22 (1.03%) CEH
17 20 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 19 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (4.03%) GCP
3 62 (2.90%) QA
4 49 (2.30%) SLA
5 30 (1.41%) GDPR
5 30 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.94%) COBIT
7 17 (0.80%) GPG13
8 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.42%) PA-DSS
9 9 (0.42%) PMO
10 8 (0.37%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.19%) PSD2
13 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.047%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 457 (21.41%) Active Directory
2 328 (15.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 300 (14.05%) Docker
4 278 (13.02%) Hyper-V
5 118 (5.53%) Virtual Machines
6 58 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.22%) VirtualBox
7 26 (1.22%) XenApp
8 25 (1.17%) vSphere
9 19 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.84%) VMware NSX
11 17 (0.80%) Samba
11 17 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.70%) Xen
13 12 (0.56%) KVM
13 12 (0.56%) vCloud
14 11 (0.52%) LXC
14 11 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 295 (13.82%) Ansible
2 271 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
3 251 (11.76%) Puppet
4 121 (5.67%) Terraform
5 118 (5.53%) Kubernetes
6 89 (4.17%) SCCM
7 60 (2.81%) Nagios
8 45 (2.11%) SCVMM
9 38 (1.78%) SCOM
10 35 (1.64%) Rancher
11 33 (1.55%) Salt
12 32 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
13 29 (1.36%) Kibana
14 28 (1.31%) ZABBIX
15 27 (1.26%) Tivoli
15 27 (1.26%) vRealize
16 23 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
17 22 (1.03%) Packer
18 19 (0.89%) Graphite
19 18 (0.84%) logstash
Vendors
1 863 (40.42%) Microsoft
2 442 (20.70%) VMware
3 218 (10.21%) Google
4 210 (9.84%) Oracle
5 197 (9.23%) Cisco
6 154 (7.21%) Splunk
7 145 (6.79%) Citrix
8 135 (6.32%) IBM
9 87 (4.07%) Red Hat
10 76 (3.56%) CheckPoint
10 76 (3.56%) Tableau
11 64 (3.00%) AppDynamics
12 61 (2.86%) HP
13 59 (2.76%) NetApp
14 51 (2.39%) SAP
15 47 (2.20%) EMC
16 46 (2.15%) New Relic
17 38 (1.78%) Rackspace
18 35 (1.64%) Dell
19 31 (1.45%) ServiceNow