Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 293 459
Rank change year-on-year +4 +166 +65
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,724 1,955 1,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.12% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.53% 5.40% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,264 1,581 837
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,820
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.14% -9.88%

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 38,053 36,177 24,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.45% 20.66% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 30,326 29,948 20,560
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +11 1,644 £62,500 -3.85% 307
UK excluding London +26 911 £60,000 +9.09% 205
London -20 754 £70,000 - 112
South East +72 340 £60,000 -2.04% 76
Midlands +58 202 £60,000 +14.29% 35
North of England -1 185 £60,000 +9.09% 50
West Midlands +63 137 £60,000 +14.29% 24
Yorkshire +36 93 £60,000 -14.29% 20
East of England +41 88 £60,000 -14.59% 16
North West +12 83 £60,000 +20.00% 29
South West +2 68 £53,750 +2.38% 19
East Midlands +15 64 £55,000 -12.00% 11
Scotland +4 31 £55,000 -0.45% 6
Wales -7 22 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North East +7 17 £70,000 +3.70% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,205 (69.90%) PaaS
2 1,101 (63.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 831 (48.20%) SaaS
4 746 (43.27%) Amazon AWS
5 745 (43.21%) Microsoft
6 559 (32.42%) Windows
7 508 (29.47%) DevOps
8 474 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
9 399 (23.14%) Active Directory
10 362 (21.00%) SQL
11 344 (19.95%) Linux
12 342 (19.84%) VMware
13 330 (19.14%) Office 365
14 328 (19.03%) Presales
15 303 (17.58%) Finance
16 302 (17.52%) PowerShell
17 299 (17.34%) Migration
18 286 (16.59%) Firewall
19 268 (15.55%) Public Cloud
20 267 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
21 257 (14.91%) Docker
22 246 (14.27%) Windows Server
22 246 (14.27%) SQL Server
23 237 (13.75%) Data Centre
24 233 (13.52%) ITIL
25 230 (13.34%) Jenkins
26 229 (13.28%) Hyper-V
27 228 (13.23%) Python
28 223 (12.94%) Kubernetes
29 210 (12.18%) Google

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 93 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 91 (5.28%) Skype for Business
3 88 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 75 (4.35%) IIS
5 56 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 55 (3.19%) OpenStack
7 49 (2.84%) Apache
7 49 (2.84%) Confluence
8 38 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 35 (2.03%) Tomcat
10 33 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 33 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (1.62%) ExpressionEngine
11 28 (1.62%) WordPress
12 24 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (1.28%) CMS
13 22 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (1.10%) JBoss
14 19 (1.10%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.99%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 46 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.12%) Snapchat
4 2 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.75%) Magento
3 12 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.64%) SAP GRC
4 11 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,205 (69.90%) PaaS
2 1,101 (63.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 831 (48.20%) SaaS
4 746 (43.27%) Amazon AWS
5 330 (19.14%) Office 365
6 198 (11.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 127 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 106 (6.15%) Serverless
9 77 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 67 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (3.48%) GitHub
12 44 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
13 40 (2.32%) Azure Functions
14 36 (2.09%) OpenShift
15 31 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (1.57%) Akamai
17 24 (1.39%) Amazon S3
17 24 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (1.33%) OneDrive
19 22 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 286 (16.59%) Firewall
2 193 (11.19%) DNS
3 109 (6.32%) WAN
4 100 (5.80%) LAN
5 96 (5.57%) TCP/IP
6 94 (5.45%) SAN
7 91 (5.28%) VPN
8 81 (4.70%) DHCP
9 80 (4.64%) Internet
10 74 (4.29%) Skype
11 55 (3.19%) SSL
12 47 (2.73%) Network Security
13 41 (2.38%) HTTP
14 37 (2.15%) VLAN
15 31 (1.80%) NAS
16 29 (1.68%) Unified Communications
17 27 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (1.57%) MPLS
18 21 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
18 21 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 90 (5.22%) NoSQL
4 74 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 71 (4.12%) Big Data
6 66 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 51 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
8 48 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 44 (2.55%) MySQL
10 43 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (2.09%) Power BI
13 34 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.74%) Oracle Database
15 26 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 25 (1.45%) Hadoop
17 20 (1.16%) SAP HANA
17 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (1.04%) Data Lake
19 17 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 230 (13.34%) Jenkins
2 170 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 102 (5.92%) TeamCity
4 84 (4.87%) Visual Studio
5 70 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 68 (3.94%) JIRA
7 50 (2.90%) Maven
8 38 (2.20%) CircleCI
9 36 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (2.09%) SonarQube
10 35 (2.03%) Codeship
11 34 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (1.86%) Bitbucket
13 31 (1.80%) Selenium
14 23 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 20 (1.16%) GitLab
16 15 (0.87%) Gradle
17 14 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 12 (0.70%) JUnit
19 11 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 303 (17.58%) Finance
2 116 (6.73%) Marketing
3 87 (5.05%) Banking
4 62 (3.60%) Retail
5 50 (2.90%) Publishing
6 23 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.22%) Billing
8 19 (1.10%) French Language
8 19 (1.10%) German Language
9 17 (0.99%) Legal
10 16 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.87%) Electronics
12 14 (0.81%) Games
13 13 (0.75%) Advertising
13 13 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.58%) Swedish Language
15 9 (0.52%) Law
16 8 (0.46%) Back Office
16 8 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 567 (32.89%) Architect
2 235 (13.63%) Cloud Architect
3 191 (11.08%) Consultant
3 191 (11.08%) Solutions Architect
4 183 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 169 (9.80%) Azure Architect
6 125 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 96 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 91 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
9 89 (5.16%) Technical Architect
10 83 (4.81%) Developer
11 75 (4.35%) Cloud Consultant
12 71 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
13 70 (4.06%) Analyst
14 69 (4.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 60 (3.48%) AWS Architect
16 55 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
17 54 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
18 53 (3.07%) Azure Consultant
19 49 (2.84%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (8.82%) .NET
2 145 (8.41%) Web Services
3 98 (5.68%) Node.js
4 82 (4.76%) REST
5 78 (4.52%) HTML
6 73 (4.23%) JSON
7 61 (3.54%) Spring
8 53 (3.07%) CSS
9 43 (2.49%) ASP.NET
10 42 (2.44%) SOAP
11 40 (2.32%) AngularJS
12 38 (2.20%) Spring Boot
13 36 (2.09%) HTML5
13 36 (2.09%) Middleware
14 33 (1.91%) LDAP
15 29 (1.68%) SAML
16 27 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
17 26 (1.51%) Kafka
18 25 (1.45%) OAuth
18 25 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 268 (15.55%) Public Cloud
2 237 (13.75%) Data Centre
3 184 (10.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 99 (5.74%) Private Cloud
5 83 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (3.54%) User Experience
9 54 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 45 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 44 (2.55%) Clustering
12 37 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
13 36 (2.09%) Fintech
14 34 (1.97%) PKI
15 25 (1.45%) Blog
16 23 (1.33%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 21 (1.22%) Replication
18 20 (1.16%) Cloud Native
19 18 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 559 (32.42%) Windows
2 344 (19.95%) Linux
3 246 (14.27%) Windows Server
4 123 (7.13%) Unix
5 71 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (3.60%) Windows 10
8 38 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.51%) Android
12 21 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.99%) AIX
13 17 (0.99%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.87%) CentOS
14 15 (0.87%) Solaris
15 8 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.46%) Fedora
15 8 (0.46%) VMS
16 7 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (29.47%) DevOps
2 474 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
3 328 (19.03%) Presales
4 299 (17.34%) Migration
5 233 (13.52%) ITIL
6 193 (11.19%) Microservices
7 163 (9.45%) Project Management
8 154 (8.93%) Service Delivery
9 152 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 141 (8.18%) Configuration Management
11 139 (8.06%) Scrum
12 132 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 132 (7.66%) TOGAF
13 130 (7.54%) SOA
14 121 (7.02%) Service Management
15 120 (6.96%) Mentoring
16 118 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
17 117 (6.79%) IT Strategy
18 115 (6.67%) Analytics
19 114 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 362 (21.00%) SQL
2 302 (17.52%) PowerShell
3 228 (13.23%) Python
4 208 (12.06%) Java
5 142 (8.24%) C#
6 121 (7.02%) Bash Shell
7 94 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 64 (3.71%) Perl
9 61 (3.54%) Ruby
10 46 (2.67%) C
11 37 (2.15%) Go
12 31 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.33%) C++
13 23 (1.33%) PHP
14 22 (1.28%) Scala
14 22 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.22%) Java 8
16 15 (0.87%) Groovy
16 15 (0.87%) R
17 13 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 193 (11.19%) Degree
2 104 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (4.47%) AWS Certification
4 69 (4.00%) CISSP
5 67 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (3.60%) MCSE
7 52 (3.02%) CEH
8 51 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (2.38%) CISM
10 36 (2.09%) Security Cleared
11 34 (1.97%) Master's Degree
11 34 (1.97%) SANS
12 31 (1.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 29 (1.68%) MCSA
14 28 (1.62%) SSCP
15 27 (1.57%) CCSP
16 26 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
17 22 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.77%) GDPR
2 58 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (2.44%) SLA
4 34 (1.97%) QA
5 23 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 20 (1.16%) PMO
7 16 (0.93%) GPG13
8 14 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.64%) COBIT
10 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.41%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.23%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.058%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.058%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.058%) SAS 70
15 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 399 (23.14%) Active Directory
2 267 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (14.91%) Docker
4 229 (13.28%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (2.55%) XenApp
8 37 (2.15%) vSphere
9 19 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.87%) NFS
11 12 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.58%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.46%) Xen
14 7 (0.41%) KVM
14 7 (0.41%) SRDF
15 6 (0.35%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.35%) GPFS
15 6 (0.35%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 223 (12.94%) Kubernetes
2 207 (12.01%) Ansible
3 205 (11.89%) Puppet
4 174 (10.09%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (8.64%) Terraform
6 119 (6.90%) SCCM
7 61 (3.54%) SCOM
8 54 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
9 50 (2.90%) SCVMM
10 35 (2.03%) CFEngine
11 31 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
12 29 (1.68%) vCenter Server
13 25 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (1.04%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.99%) FortiGate
15 17 (0.99%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
17 15 (0.87%) Prometheus
18 14 (0.81%) Packer
18 14 (0.81%) Rancher
Vendors
1 745 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 342 (19.84%) VMware
3 210 (12.18%) Google
4 168 (9.74%) Oracle
5 146 (8.47%) Cisco
6 101 (5.86%) Citrix
7 70 (4.06%) Veeam
8 65 (3.77%) NetApp
9 60 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 56 (3.25%) EMC
11 52 (3.02%) IBM
11 52 (3.02%) SAP
11 52 (3.02%) Symantec
12 48 (2.78%) Atlassian
12 48 (2.78%) Red Hat
13 37 (2.15%) Splunk
14 35 (2.03%) HP
15 34 (1.97%) Dell
16 30 (1.74%) Rackspace
17 28 (1.62%) Cognizant