Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 444 507
Rank change year-on-year +145 +63 +146
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,817 1,172 1,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.27% 4.90% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,451 868 922
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,125 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +9.52%

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 34,476 23,942 20,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.91% 13.52% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28,551 20,077 17,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,375 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +147 1,701 £65,000 +13.04% 209
London +187 908 £70,000 +7.69% 100
UK excluding London +42 834 £55,000 +4.76% 116
South East +17 271 £60,000 -6.25% 37
North of England +69 218 £55,000 +7.84% 28
Midlands +7 145 £55,000 +6.47% 19
Yorkshire +81 102 £67,500 +31.07% 9
North West -19 97 £55,000 +7.84% 15
West Midlands -3 93 £52,500 - 11
South West +9 76 £52,500 +2.94% 16
East of England +39 66 £70,000 +37.25% 6
East Midlands +34 49 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Wales +22 42 £36,350 -9.13% 2
Scotland -34 29 £58,000 +12.62% 8
North East +2 21 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £81,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IaaS.

1 1,195 (65.77%) PaaS
2 1,058 (58.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 792 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 764 (42.05%) SaaS
5 722 (39.74%) Amazon AWS
6 523 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
7 512 (28.18%) Windows
8 475 (26.14%) Active Directory
9 449 (24.71%) DevOps
10 413 (22.73%) VMware
11 356 (19.59%) Finance
12 335 (18.44%) Office 365
13 310 (17.06%) PowerShell
14 307 (16.90%) SQL
15 288 (15.85%) Linux
16 268 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 254 (13.98%) Firewall
18 253 (13.92%) ITIL
19 252 (13.87%) Java
20 251 (13.81%) Presales
21 250 (13.76%) Data Centre
22 249 (13.70%) SQL Server
23 239 (13.15%) Migration
24 232 (12.77%) Windows Server
25 226 (12.44%) Puppet
26 222 (12.22%) Hyper-V
27 221 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
28 220 (12.11%) Docker
29 214 (11.78%) Python
30 209 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 117 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 103 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 88 (4.84%) Skype for Business
4 63 (3.47%) OpenStack
5 62 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (3.25%) Confluence
7 47 (2.59%) IIS
8 36 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (1.82%) CMS
10 31 (1.71%) Apache
11 28 (1.54%) Apache Spark
12 27 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
13 24 (1.32%) WebSphere
14 22 (1.21%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.88%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (0.77%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
19 12 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 112 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 42 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.28%) assyst
6 5 (0.28%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.055%) Ripple
10 1 (0.055%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,195 (65.77%) PaaS
2 1,058 (58.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 764 (42.05%) SaaS
4 722 (39.74%) Amazon AWS
5 335 (18.44%) Office 365
6 123 (6.77%) Cloud Computing
7 122 (6.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 117 (6.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 111 (6.11%) Serverless
10 60 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
12 31 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.65%) Bluemix
14 28 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (1.21%) G Suite
15 22 (1.21%) Sumo Logic
16 21 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (1.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 19 (1.05%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 254 (13.98%) Firewall
2 180 (9.91%) DNS
3 167 (9.19%) VPN
4 153 (8.42%) WAN
5 110 (6.05%) LAN
6 85 (4.68%) Skype
6 85 (4.68%) TCP/IP
7 76 (4.18%) DHCP
8 70 (3.85%) Network Security
9 57 (3.14%) SAN
10 48 (2.64%) SSL
11 44 (2.42%) Internet
12 40 (2.20%) HTTP
13 37 (2.04%) Unified Communications
13 37 (2.04%) VLAN
14 33 (1.82%) Wireless
15 25 (1.38%) DMZ
16 22 (1.21%) Kerberos
17 20 (1.10%) VoIP
18 19 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.89%) Big Data
3 74 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 69 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 68 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 60 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 51 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 49 (2.70%) MySQL
9 45 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (1.98%) Hadoop
11 33 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 29 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (1.54%) Power BI
14 25 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
15 23 (1.27%) Data Lake
15 23 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.21%) CouchDB
17 21 (1.16%) Infinispan
18 20 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 203 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 187 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 139 (7.65%) Visual Studio
4 94 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 92 (5.06%) JIRA
6 66 (3.63%) TeamCity
7 60 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 55 (3.03%) Maven
9 53 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (1.87%) Cucumber
11 28 (1.54%) Subversion
12 26 (1.43%) Artifactory
12 26 (1.43%) JUnit
13 25 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (1.21%) MSBuild
15 21 (1.16%) FishEye
15 21 (1.16%) IntelliJ
15 21 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
16 19 (1.05%) Bitbucket
17 16 (0.88%) Mercurial
General
1 356 (19.59%) Finance
2 95 (5.23%) Banking
3 76 (4.18%) Marketing
4 72 (3.96%) Retail
5 59 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 56 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.53%) Retail Banking
8 39 (2.15%) Billing
9 35 (1.93%) Law
10 28 (1.54%) Legal
11 27 (1.49%) Back Office
11 27 (1.49%) Games
12 26 (1.43%) Publishing
13 21 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.77%) Electronics
16 8 (0.44%) Advertising
17 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.22%) Local Government
19 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 571 (31.43%) Architect
2 242 (13.32%) Cloud Architect
3 221 (12.16%) Consultant
4 202 (11.12%) Solutions Architect
5 166 (9.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 164 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 135 (7.43%) Developer
8 117 (6.44%) Azure Engineer
9 105 (5.78%) Cloud Consultant
10 99 (5.45%) Azure Architect
11 98 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 69 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
13 67 (3.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 66 (3.63%) Azure Consultant
15 65 (3.58%) Enterprise Architect
16 61 (3.36%) Lead Architect
17 52 (2.86%) Analyst
17 52 (2.86%) Technical Architect
18 51 (2.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
19 46 (2.53%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (10.35%) .NET
2 140 (7.71%) Web Services
3 131 (7.21%) Node.js
4 130 (7.15%) HTML
5 121 (6.66%) CSS
6 95 (5.23%) AngularJS
7 81 (4.46%) ASP.NET
7 81 (4.46%) HTML5
8 72 (3.96%) Middleware
9 59 (3.25%) REST
10 56 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 56 (3.08%) JSON
11 48 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 46 (2.53%) Spring
13 45 (2.48%) RESTful
14 44 (2.42%) WCF
15 42 (2.31%) .NET Framework
16 36 (1.98%) Entity Framework
17 34 (1.87%) Java EE
18 31 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 250 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 177 (9.74%) Public Cloud
3 124 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 111 (6.11%) User Experience
5 90 (4.95%) Private Cloud
6 82 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (3.36%) Management Information System
9 58 (3.19%) Blackberry
10 54 (2.97%) Computer Science
11 48 (2.64%) Clustering
12 45 (2.48%) Replication
13 40 (2.20%) PKI
14 35 (1.93%) Mainframe
15 28 (1.54%) Virtual Team
16 26 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (1.21%) Client/Server
18 21 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
19 19 (1.05%) Cloud Native
20 16 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 512 (28.18%) Windows
2 288 (15.85%) Linux
3 232 (12.77%) Windows Server
4 101 (5.56%) Unix
5 98 (5.39%) Windows 7
6 85 (4.68%) Android
7 83 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (4.13%) Apple iOS
9 65 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (3.19%) Windows 10
11 56 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (2.64%) Mac OS X
13 29 (1.60%) Ubuntu
14 25 (1.38%) CentOS
14 25 (1.38%) Solaris
14 25 (1.38%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.88%) VMS
16 11 (0.61%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (24.71%) DevOps
3 253 (13.92%) ITIL
4 251 (13.81%) Presales
5 239 (13.15%) Migration
6 221 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 172 (9.47%) Analytics
8 170 (9.36%) Microservices
9 156 (8.59%) TOGAF
10 152 (8.37%) IT Strategy
10 152 (8.37%) Service Delivery
11 147 (8.09%) Information Security
12 136 (7.48%) TDD
13 131 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
14 128 (7.04%) CRM
14 128 (7.04%) Service Management
15 120 (6.60%) Mentoring
16 119 (6.55%) Scrum
17 114 (6.27%) BDD
18 111 (6.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (17.06%) PowerShell
2 307 (16.90%) SQL
3 252 (13.87%) Java
4 214 (11.78%) Python
5 166 (9.14%) C#
6 152 (8.37%) JavaScript
7 117 (6.44%) Bash Shell
8 87 (4.79%) Ruby
9 73 (4.02%) PHP
10 64 (3.52%) Perl
11 44 (2.42%) Scala
12 32 (1.76%) Go
13 22 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.94%) C
14 17 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.88%) C++
15 16 (0.88%) U-SQL
16 11 (0.61%) VBScript
17 10 (0.55%) ES6
18 9 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 209 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (8.92%) Degree
3 159 (8.75%) MCSE
4 59 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (2.92%) MCSA
6 46 (2.53%) CCA
6 46 (2.53%) CISSP
6 46 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
7 35 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (1.54%) CISM
9 26 (1.43%) CCNP
10 23 (1.27%) CCNA
10 23 (1.27%) Security Cleared
11 21 (1.16%) AWS Certification
12 20 (1.10%) MCITP
13 19 (1.05%) MCP
14 17 (0.94%) ISEB
14 17 (0.94%) MCSD
15 14 (0.77%) CCDP
16 13 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (2.86%) QA
3 39 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 38 (2.09%) SLA
5 35 (1.93%) GCP
6 31 (1.71%) GDPR
7 14 (0.77%) COBIT
8 13 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.39%) PMO
11 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.33%) GPG13
12 5 (0.28%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.22%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.11%) COSO
15 2 (0.11%) HL7
15 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 475 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 268 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 220 (12.11%) Docker
5 63 (3.47%) XenApp
6 56 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 48 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.16%) vSphere
10 15 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.50%) NFS
12 9 (0.50%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.44%) HDFS
13 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.44%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.39%) vCloud
15 5 (0.28%) Xen
16 4 (0.22%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 226 (12.44%) Puppet
2 176 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
3 168 (9.25%) Ansible
4 126 (6.93%) SCCM
5 74 (4.07%) Kubernetes
6 64 (3.52%) Terraform
7 57 (3.14%) SCOM
8 52 (2.86%) AirWatch
9 36 (1.98%) Salt
10 25 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (1.38%) Nagios
11 22 (1.21%) NetBackup
12 18 (0.99%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.99%) vCenter Server
13 17 (0.94%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.66%) Mesos
15 10 (0.55%) EdgeSight
15 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 9 (0.50%) Packer
16 9 (0.50%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 792 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 413 (22.73%) VMware
3 194 (10.68%) Google
4 144 (7.93%) Citrix
5 131 (7.21%) Oracle
6 102 (5.61%) Cisco
7 98 (5.39%) IBM
7 98 (5.39%) Red Hat
8 66 (3.63%) Splunk
9 65 (3.58%) ServiceNow
10 57 (3.14%) Apple
11 52 (2.86%) McAfee
11 52 (2.86%) SAP
12 50 (2.75%) Ivanti
13 41 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (2.09%) CheckPoint
15 35 (1.93%) EMC
15 35 (1.93%) HP
15 35 (1.93%) NetApp
16 26 (1.43%) Dell