Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 437 509
Rank change year-on-year +123 +72 +203
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1835 1295 1184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.69% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.48% 5.27% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 951 930
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -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 33495 24588 20372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 13.03% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27566 20704 16900
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +127 1716 £62,500 +4.17% 93
London +172 979 £67,500 +3.85% 39
UK excluding London +19 777 £52,500 - 58
South East +35 290 £60,000 +4.35% 17
North of England +67 187 £52,500 +2.94% 16
Midlands -48 104 £52,500 -8.70% 11
North West +5 91 £52,500 +2.94% 12
Yorkshire +86 89 £50,000 -28.57% 3
West Midlands -37 83 £48,750 -22.00% 8
South West +14 72 £52,500 +2.94% 6
East of England +52 68 £50,000 -11.11% 4
Wales +25 38 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Scotland -23 20 £47,500 -7.77% 2
East Midlands +1 18 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North East +13 9 £55,000 +108.53% 1
Northern Ireland -24 2 £81,000 +138.24% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 1123 (61.20%) PaaS
2 1005 (54.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 844 (45.99%) Microsoft
4 733 (39.95%) SaaS
5 707 (38.53%) Amazon AWS
6 589 (32.10%) Windows
7 567 (30.90%) Active Directory
8 501 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
9 469 (25.56%) VMware
10 463 (25.23%) DevOps
11 410 (22.34%) Finance
12 312 (17.00%) Office 365
13 305 (16.62%) Java
14 303 (16.51%) ITIL
15 295 (16.08%) SQL
16 294 (16.02%) SQL Server
16 294 (16.02%) Linux
17 290 (15.80%) Puppet
18 258 (14.06%) Windows Server
19 257 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 255 (13.90%) PowerShell
21 251 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 250 (13.62%) Data Centre
23 233 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
24 221 (12.04%) Hyper-V
24 221 (12.04%) DNS
25 218 (11.88%) Docker
26 216 (11.77%) Firewall
27 207 (11.28%) Python
28 203 (11.06%) MCSE

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
1 169 (9.21%) Skype for Business
2 167 (9.10%) MS Exchange
3 130 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 71 (3.87%) OpenStack
6 63 (3.43%) Confluence
7 51 (2.78%) IIS
8 50 (2.72%) CMS
9 40 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 39 (2.13%) WebSphere
11 38 (2.07%) Tomcat
12 34 (1.85%) Apache Solr
13 31 (1.69%) Apache
14 30 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (1.25%) Apache Spark
15 23 (1.25%) WebLogic
16 22 (1.20%) JBoss
16 22 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 169 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) assyst
4 5 (0.27%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.054%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1123 (61.20%) PaaS
2 1005 (54.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 733 (39.95%) SaaS
4 707 (38.53%) Amazon AWS
5 312 (17.00%) Office 365
6 158 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 78 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
8 76 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 66 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 47 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
11 44 (2.40%) Bluemix
12 31 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (1.58%) Serverless
15 28 (1.53%) Sumo Logic
16 25 (1.36%) iPaaS
17 24 (1.31%) GitHub
18 21 (1.14%) G Suite
19 19 (1.04%) OpenShift
20 18 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 221 (12.04%) DNS
2 216 (11.77%) Firewall
3 173 (9.43%) VPN
4 165 (8.99%) Skype
5 161 (8.77%) WAN
6 96 (5.23%) LAN
7 95 (5.18%) DHCP
8 94 (5.12%) SAN
9 90 (4.90%) TCP/IP
10 63 (3.43%) SSL
11 62 (3.38%) Internet
12 42 (2.29%) HTTP
13 38 (2.07%) DMZ
13 38 (2.07%) LDAP
14 35 (1.91%) Network Security
15 32 (1.74%) Unified Communications
16 31 (1.69%) VLAN
17 28 (1.53%) Kerberos
17 28 (1.53%) VoIP
18 21 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 93 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 91 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 84 (4.58%) Big Data
6 63 (3.43%) MySQL
7 55 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 54 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 44 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (1.91%) CouchDB
14 33 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (1.42%) Oracle Database
16 26 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
18 23 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 183 (9.97%) Jenkins
2 163 (8.88%) Git (software)
3 110 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 87 (4.74%) JIRA
5 56 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 54 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 50 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.29%) Maven
9 38 (2.07%) Cucumber
10 29 (1.58%) Mercurial
11 25 (1.36%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.20%) MSBuild
13 20 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (0.98%) Travis CI
15 17 (0.93%) GitLab
16 16 (0.87%) JSUnit
16 16 (0.87%) Vagrant
17 15 (0.82%) GoCD
18 14 (0.76%) Jasmine
18 14 (0.76%) Protractor
General
1 410 (22.34%) Finance
2 166 (9.05%) Banking
3 111 (6.05%) Investment Banking
4 102 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 88 (4.80%) Marketing
6 74 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 62 (3.38%) Retail
8 40 (2.18%) Law
9 39 (2.13%) Billing
10 38 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.69%) Legal
12 29 (1.58%) Electronics
13 22 (1.20%) Back Office
13 22 (1.20%) Games
14 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.93%) Publishing
15 12 (0.65%) Advertising
16 8 (0.44%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.27%) Front Office
18 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 478 (26.05%) Architect
2 215 (11.72%) Cloud Architect
3 200 (10.90%) Consultant
4 185 (10.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 179 (9.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 151 (8.23%) Azure Engineer
7 146 (7.96%) Developer
7 146 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
8 142 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 98 (5.34%) Infrastructure Architect
10 96 (5.23%) Cloud Consultant
11 81 (4.41%) Azure Architect
12 65 (3.54%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 57 (3.11%) Analyst
14 56 (3.05%) Azure Consultant
15 55 (3.00%) Administrator
16 52 (2.83%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 52 (2.83%) Head of Support
17 47 (2.56%) IT Support
18 45 (2.45%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (10.25%) .NET
2 143 (7.79%) Node.js
3 140 (7.63%) Web Services
4 128 (6.98%) AngularJS
5 117 (6.38%) CSS
6 116 (6.32%) HTML
7 101 (5.50%) HTML5
8 67 (3.65%) JSON
9 57 (3.11%) ASP.NET
9 57 (3.11%) REST
10 50 (2.72%) Spring
11 48 (2.62%) RESTful
12 44 (2.40%) Kafka
13 43 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
14 41 (2.23%) Middleware
15 32 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (1.74%) Java EE
16 30 (1.63%) React
17 28 (1.53%) Spring Boot
18 27 (1.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 250 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 177 (9.65%) Public Cloud
3 176 (9.59%) User Experience
4 130 (7.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 114 (6.21%) Blackberry
6 102 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (3.65%) PKI
8 66 (3.60%) Clustering
9 60 (3.27%) Computer Science
9 60 (3.27%) Private Cloud
10 56 (3.05%) Management Information System
11 52 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
12 51 (2.78%) Replication
13 34 (1.85%) Virtual Team
14 33 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
15 23 (1.25%) Fintech
16 22 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (1.14%) Blog
18 20 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
19 19 (1.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 589 (32.10%) Windows
2 294 (16.02%) Linux
3 258 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 159 (8.66%) Windows 7
5 139 (7.57%) Android
6 134 (7.30%) Apple iOS
7 107 (5.83%) Mac OS X
8 91 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (3.71%) Unix
11 59 (3.22%) Windows 10
12 36 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.53%) Windows 8
14 26 (1.42%) Solaris
15 24 (1.31%) CentOS
16 22 (1.20%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.98%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.82%) Debian
19 12 (0.65%) Windows Vista
19 12 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (25.23%) DevOps
3 303 (16.51%) ITIL
4 233 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
5 194 (10.57%) Migration
6 187 (10.19%) Service Management
7 168 (9.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 164 (8.94%) Presales
9 157 (8.56%) TOGAF
10 156 (8.50%) TDD
11 154 (8.39%) Analytics
12 149 (8.12%) Configuration Management
13 145 (7.90%) Project Management
14 137 (7.47%) Information Security
15 135 (7.36%) Microservices
16 130 (7.08%) IT Strategy
17 126 (6.87%) Asset Management
18 120 (6.54%) Open Source
18 120 (6.54%) Scrum
19 118 (6.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 305 (16.62%) Java
2 295 (16.08%) SQL
3 255 (13.90%) PowerShell
4 207 (11.28%) Python
5 146 (7.96%) JavaScript
6 120 (6.54%) C#
7 114 (6.21%) PHP
8 102 (5.56%) Ruby
9 90 (4.90%) Bash Shell
10 69 (3.76%) Perl
11 43 (2.34%) Go
12 33 (1.80%) Scala
13 29 (1.58%) C++
13 29 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.47%) C
15 17 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.76%) ES6
16 14 (0.76%) VB
17 8 (0.44%) VBScript
18 6 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 251 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 203 (11.06%) MCSE
3 134 (7.30%) Degree
4 102 (5.56%) CCA
4 102 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 64 (3.49%) MCSA
6 56 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (2.23%) CISSP
8 40 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.74%) Security Cleared
10 28 (1.53%) CCNA
10 28 (1.53%) SC Cleared
11 25 (1.36%) CISM
11 25 (1.36%) MCSD
12 21 (1.14%) ISEB
13 14 (0.76%) CCNP
14 13 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 13 (0.71%) CCIE
15 12 (0.65%) GIAC
15 12 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (2.67%) SLA
3 46 (2.51%) QA
4 30 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.98%) GDPR
6 16 (0.87%) GCP
7 11 (0.60%) COBIT
8 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.33%) GPG13
9 5 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.27%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) COSO
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 567 (30.90%) Active Directory
2 257 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (12.04%) Hyper-V
4 218 (11.88%) Docker
5 138 (7.52%) XenApp
6 120 (6.54%) XenDesktop
7 42 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.47%) vSphere
10 12 (0.65%) vCloud
11 11 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.60%) NFS
12 9 (0.49%) Xen
13 8 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.38%) KVM
14 7 (0.38%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.33%) LXC
15 6 (0.33%) Sendmail
15 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 290 (15.80%) Puppet
2 188 (10.25%) Opscode Chef
3 184 (10.03%) SCCM
4 157 (8.56%) Ansible
5 108 (5.89%) AirWatch
6 72 (3.92%) SCOM
7 69 (3.76%) Terraform
8 66 (3.60%) Kubernetes
9 37 (2.02%) Nagios
10 30 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 27 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (1.36%) Salt
13 19 (1.04%) logstash
13 19 (1.04%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.98%) EdgeSight
15 16 (0.87%) Grafana
15 16 (0.87%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.87%) SCVMM
16 14 (0.76%) rkt
17 13 (0.71%) Kibana
Vendors
1 844 (45.99%) Microsoft
2 469 (25.56%) VMware
3 190 (10.35%) Citrix
4 169 (9.21%) Oracle
5 159 (8.66%) Google
6 131 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 128 (6.98%) Cisco
8 117 (6.38%) IBM
9 112 (6.10%) Apple
10 111 (6.05%) McAfee
11 103 (5.61%) AppSense
12 100 (5.45%) Splunk
13 76 (4.14%) Red Hat
14 69 (3.76%) SAP
15 39 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
16 38 (2.07%) EMC
17 37 (2.02%) NetApp
18 36 (1.96%) ATG
18 36 (1.96%) CheckPoint
18 36 (1.96%) hybris