Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 236 275 274
Rank change year-on-year +39 -1 +196
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,611 1,767 2,159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.19% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.93% 4.35% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,369 1,433 1,895
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,312 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,350 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +12.75%

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 40,984 40,598 39,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.51% 27.40% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33,312 32,397 32,734
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +29 1,457 £65,000 +1.82% 222
UK excluding London +66 879 £62,500 +4.17% 147
London +18 618 £72,500 +3.57% 82
South East +4 269 £67,500 +12.50% 43
North of England +84 233 £57,750 -3.75% 50
Midlands +34 180 £60,000 - 23
Work from Home +5 154 £70,000 +10.24% 21
North West +102 143 £55,000 -8.33% 26
West Midlands +50 129 £60,000 -7.69% 18
Yorkshire +19 79 £65,000 +8.33% 22
South West +45 69 £47,250 -14.09% 13
East of England +39 65 £59,000 -1.67% 12
East Midlands -4 48 £71,000 +23.48% 5
Scotland +38 43 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Wales -13 20 £65,750 +46.11% 1
North East -1 11 £55,000 +2.33% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1,235 (76.66%) PaaS
2 1,220 (75.73%) Azure
3 736 (45.69%) Microsoft
4 706 (43.82%) SaaS
5 641 (39.79%) AWS
6 585 (36.31%) DevOps
7 525 (32.59%) Windows
8 448 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
9 387 (24.02%) Active Directory
10 348 (21.60%) SQL
11 334 (20.73%) Linux
12 330 (20.48%) PowerShell
13 322 (19.99%) Office 365
13 322 (19.99%) VMware
14 303 (18.81%) Finance
15 276 (17.13%) Migration
16 268 (16.64%) Firewall
17 241 (14.96%) Windows Server
18 239 (14.84%) Terraform
19 229 (14.21%) SQL Server
20 223 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 222 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
22 214 (13.28%) Ansible
23 208 (12.91%) Docker
23 208 (12.91%) Hyper-V
24 199 (12.35%) Public Cloud
25 190 (11.79%) Python
26 188 (11.67%) Kubernetes
26 188 (11.67%) Data Centre
27 185 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 108 (6.70%) IIS
2 77 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 36 (2.23%) Confluence
5 29 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.68%) CMS
6 27 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
13 15 (0.93%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.87%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.68%) nginx
16 9 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 44 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.56%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.50%) Gliffy
4 2 (0.12%) HipChat
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.62%) HFM
2 10 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
2 10 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.062%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,235 (76.66%) PaaS
2 1,220 (75.73%) Azure
3 706 (43.82%) SaaS
4 641 (39.79%) AWS
5 322 (19.99%) Office 365
6 185 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 160 (9.93%) GCP
8 115 (7.14%) Serverless
9 106 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
10 83 (5.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 66 (4.10%) Azure Data Factory
12 62 (3.85%) Power Platform
13 38 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 36 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
15 34 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 34 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (2.11%) Azure Functions
15 34 (2.11%) GitHub
16 31 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 268 (16.64%) Firewall
2 116 (7.20%) VPN
3 113 (7.01%) DNS
4 89 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 84 (5.21%) Network Security
6 75 (4.66%) WAN
7 71 (4.41%) LAN
8 46 (2.86%) Internet
8 46 (2.86%) SAN
9 45 (2.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 41 (2.55%) HTTP
11 37 (2.30%) DHCP
12 34 (2.11%) Skype
13 33 (2.05%) VLAN
14 29 (1.80%) MPLS
15 27 (1.68%) Wireless
16 20 (1.24%) iSCSI
16 20 (1.24%) Software-Defined Networking
17 17 (1.06%) IPsec
18 15 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 59 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (3.41%) Power BI
5 51 (3.17%) MySQL
6 46 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.79%) Big Data
7 45 (2.79%) Data Lake
8 42 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 41 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 35 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 35 (2.17%) MongoDB
12 29 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (1.68%) RDBMS
15 25 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
16 24 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
17 23 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
18 21 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 132 (8.19%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.66%) JIRA
4 58 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 54 (3.35%) TeamCity
6 34 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 26 (1.61%) Bitbucket
7 26 (1.61%) GitLab
7 26 (1.61%) Maven
8 25 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 22 (1.37%) Selenium
10 20 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.18%) SonarQube
12 14 (0.87%) JMeter
13 13 (0.81%) JUnit
13 13 (0.81%) Subversion
14 12 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (0.62%) NUnit
15 10 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 303 (18.81%) Finance
2 78 (4.84%) Retail
3 66 (4.10%) Public Sector
4 54 (3.35%) Banking
5 37 (2.30%) Legal
6 32 (1.99%) Games
7 31 (1.92%) Law
8 25 (1.55%) Billing
9 24 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.87%) Advertising
12 13 (0.81%) Back Office
12 13 (0.81%) Publishing
13 12 (0.74%) Marketing
14 8 (0.50%) Local Government
14 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.37%) Military
17 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 477 (29.61%) Architect
2 178 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 177 (10.99%) Solutions Architect
4 172 (10.68%) Consultant
5 156 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 155 (9.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 131 (8.13%) Cloud Architect
8 115 (7.14%) Azure Architect
9 109 (6.77%) Azure Engineer
10 108 (6.70%) Developer
11 70 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
11 70 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 62 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
13 55 (3.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (3.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 53 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
16 50 (3.10%) Cloud Consultant
17 48 (2.98%) Security Architect
17 48 (2.98%) Senior Consultant
18 45 (2.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (9.93%) .NET
2 113 (7.01%) Web Services
3 69 (4.28%) JSON
4 60 (3.72%) ASP.NET
5 57 (3.54%) Middleware
6 49 (3.04%) REST
7 46 (2.86%) Node.js
8 42 (2.61%) SOAP
8 42 (2.61%) XML
9 39 (2.42%) .NET Core
9 39 (2.42%) HTML
10 35 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (2.17%) React
11 32 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
12 31 (1.92%) AngularJS
13 26 (1.61%) CSS
14 24 (1.49%) OAuth
15 23 (1.43%) RESTful
16 22 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 199 (12.35%) Public Cloud
2 188 (11.67%) Data Centre
3 141 (8.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 109 (6.77%) Private Cloud
5 95 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (4.03%) Cloud Native
7 59 (3.66%) Management Information System
8 58 (3.60%) User Experience
9 53 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
10 47 (2.92%) Clustering
11 38 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
12 37 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
13 35 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
14 34 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
16 24 (1.49%) Mobile App
17 23 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 18 (1.12%) Replication
18 18 (1.12%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.99%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 525 (32.59%) Windows
2 334 (20.73%) Linux
3 241 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 104 (6.46%) Windows 10
5 85 (5.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 81 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (3.91%) Unix
8 37 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (1.80%) CentOS
10 20 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.62%) VMS
14 6 (0.37%) Android
14 6 (0.37%) SUSE
15 4 (0.25%) AIX
15 4 (0.25%) Solaris
16 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (36.31%) DevOps
2 448 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (17.13%) Migration
4 223 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 170 (10.55%) ITIL
6 169 (10.49%) Presales
7 159 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (8.81%) Microservices
9 128 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
9 128 (7.95%) Infrastructure as Code
10 127 (7.88%) Project Delivery
11 116 (7.20%) Information Security
12 115 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 113 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
14 108 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 108 (6.70%) SOA
15 106 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 103 (6.39%) Technical Leadership
17 102 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
18 100 (6.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 348 (21.60%) SQL
2 330 (20.48%) PowerShell
3 190 (11.79%) Python
4 145 (9.00%) C#
5 118 (7.32%) Java
6 113 (7.01%) Bash Shell
7 74 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 73 (4.53%) Ruby
9 63 (3.91%) PHP
10 38 (2.36%) Go
11 32 (1.99%) Perl
12 30 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.49%) Java 8
14 21 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.93%) C
16 12 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.74%) Scala
17 11 (0.68%) VBScript
18 10 (0.62%) VBA
19 9 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 134 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (6.83%) Degree
3 88 (5.46%) MCSE
4 69 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 62 (3.85%) AWS Certification
6 54 (3.35%) SC Cleared
7 53 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (3.29%) MCSA
8 45 (2.79%) CISSP
9 42 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (2.55%) CCNA
11 36 (2.23%) CISM
12 28 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
13 15 (0.93%) MCSD
14 14 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.74%) CCNP
15 12 (0.74%) MCITP
16 10 (0.62%) MCTS
17 9 (0.56%) CISA
17 9 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (2.86%) QA
3 37 (2.30%) NIST
4 34 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.86%) GDPR
6 26 (1.61%) SLA
7 17 (1.06%) NCSC
8 13 (0.81%) NIST 800
9 12 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.56%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.25%) COBIT
13 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 387 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 222 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (12.91%) Docker
3 208 (12.91%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (2.23%) XenApp
6 24 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.43%) vSphere
8 15 (0.93%) Xen
9 14 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.62%) HDFS
13 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.31%) NFS
15 5 (0.31%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 239 (14.84%) Terraform
2 214 (13.28%) Ansible
3 188 (11.67%) Kubernetes
4 161 (9.99%) Puppet
5 160 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
6 151 (9.37%) SCCM
7 93 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.05%) WSUS
9 31 (1.92%) SCVMM
10 26 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (1.55%) SCOM
12 24 (1.49%) Nagios
12 24 (1.49%) ZABBIX
13 22 (1.37%) Rancher
14 19 (1.18%) Salt
15 16 (0.99%) vRealize
16 14 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
17 13 (0.81%) Packer
18 11 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 736 (45.69%) Microsoft
2 322 (19.99%) VMware
3 123 (7.64%) Cisco
4 122 (7.57%) Google
5 112 (6.95%) Oracle
6 99 (6.15%) Citrix
7 59 (3.66%) HP
8 54 (3.35%) Dell
9 46 (2.86%) NetApp
10 37 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (2.11%) SAP
12 29 (1.80%) ServiceNow
13 28 (1.74%) EqualLogic
14 24 (1.49%) Juniper
14 24 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.43%) Splunk
16 20 (1.24%) IBM
17 19 (1.18%) Rackspace
18 17 (1.06%) WorldPay
19 15 (0.93%) EMC