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

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 437 508
Rank change year-on-year +173 +71 +121
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 2,241 1,142 1,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.73% 4.41% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,756 904 885
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £39,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,625 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £51,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +14.29%

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 39,110 25,868 22,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.03% 14.99% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 21,614 19,296
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,287 £28,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 April 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 April 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 +176 2,107 £65,000 +13.04% 221
London +191 1,090 £72,500 +7.41% 110
UK excluding London +116 1,066 £57,000 +11.76% 120
South East +26 314 £63,750 +6.25% 58
North of England +88 276 £60,000 +20.00% 23
Midlands +97 223 £52,500 - 11
West Midlands +64 153 £52,500 +2.44% 9
North West +27 131 £50,000 -1.96% 12
Yorkshire +79 118 £75,000 +50.00% 11
South West +16 95 £50,000 +5.26% 13
East of England +49 90 £82,000 +68.21% 6
East Midlands +53 70 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Scotland +8 65 £65,000 - 6
Wales +5 32 £40,000 +4.58% 2
North East -3 27 £65,000 +23.81%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,474 (65.77%) PaaS
2 1,322 (58.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,010 (45.07%) Amazon AWS
4 956 (42.66%) SaaS
5 935 (41.72%) Microsoft
6 696 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
7 674 (30.08%) Windows
8 672 (29.99%) DevOps
9 510 (22.76%) Active Directory
10 473 (21.11%) Linux
11 460 (20.53%) PowerShell
12 456 (20.35%) VMware
13 454 (20.26%) SQL
14 440 (19.63%) Finance
15 427 (19.05%) Presales
16 390 (17.40%) Git (software)
17 380 (16.96%) Office 365
18 341 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 341 (15.22%) Python
19 334 (14.90%) Migration
20 298 (13.30%) Jenkins
21 297 (13.25%) Firewall
22 296 (13.21%) ITIL
23 294 (13.12%) Docker
24 288 (12.85%) C#
25 286 (12.76%) SQL Server
26 282 (12.58%) Ansible
27 277 (12.36%) Hyper-V
28 271 (12.09%) Service Delivery
28 271 (12.09%) Data Centre

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
1 130 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 100 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 92 (4.11%) OpenStack
4 88 (3.93%) Confluence
5 61 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 59 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 55 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 50 (2.23%) IIS
9 49 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (1.74%) Apache
11 38 (1.70%) Mule
12 37 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 30 (1.34%) Apache Spark
14 23 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.76%) SAS
17 15 (0.67%) JBoss
17 15 (0.67%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 58 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.36%) Documaker
5 7 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.045%) assyst
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.045%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.045%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,474 (65.77%) PaaS
2 1,322 (58.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,010 (45.07%) Amazon AWS
4 956 (42.66%) SaaS
5 380 (16.96%) Office 365
6 242 (10.80%) Serverless
7 219 (9.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 194 (8.66%) Cloud Computing
9 137 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 135 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 78 (3.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 77 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
13 74 (3.30%) GitHub
14 73 (3.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 58 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
16 47 (2.10%) Slack
17 33 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
18 31 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 24 (1.07%) Sumo Logic
20 23 (1.03%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 297 (13.25%) Firewall
2 184 (8.21%) VPN
3 164 (7.32%) WAN
4 154 (6.87%) DNS
5 132 (5.89%) LAN
6 123 (5.49%) TCP/IP
7 98 (4.37%) Network Security
8 85 (3.79%) SAN
9 75 (3.35%) DHCP
10 61 (2.72%) Skype
11 56 (2.50%) Unified Communications
12 52 (2.32%) Internet
12 52 (2.32%) Wireless
13 48 (2.14%) HTTP
14 43 (1.92%) SSL
15 38 (1.70%) NAS
16 35 (1.56%) VLAN
17 33 (1.47%) VoIP
18 29 (1.29%) WLAN
19 28 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 163 (7.27%) Big Data
3 124 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 99 (4.42%) Data Lake
5 98 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 92 (4.11%) Power BI
7 90 (4.02%) NoSQL
8 71 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 69 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
10 53 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 53 (2.37%) MySQL
11 47 (2.10%) Oracle Database
12 45 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 36 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (1.43%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.29%) Redis
16 29 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 29 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 390 (17.40%) Git (software)
2 298 (13.30%) Jenkins
3 253 (11.29%) Visual Studio
4 133 (5.93%) JIRA
5 127 (5.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 108 (4.82%) Maven
7 84 (3.75%) TeamCity
8 72 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 65 (2.90%) Subversion
10 64 (2.86%) JUnit
11 62 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 48 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 42 (1.87%) Selenium
15 40 (1.78%) SonarQube
16 36 (1.61%) GitLab
17 34 (1.52%) Babel
17 34 (1.52%) Mocha
18 32 (1.43%) Artifactory
19 29 (1.29%) MSBuild
General
1 440 (19.63%) Finance
2 142 (6.34%) Marketing
3 121 (5.40%) Retail
4 82 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.30%) Banking
6 37 (1.65%) Publishing
7 35 (1.56%) Games
8 32 (1.43%) Law
9 31 (1.38%) Back Office
10 27 (1.20%) Legal
11 24 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.89%) Billing
13 13 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.45%) Advertising
15 10 (0.45%) German Language
16 8 (0.36%) Electronics
17 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 743 (33.15%) Architect
2 336 (14.99%) Cloud Architect
3 314 (14.01%) Consultant
4 243 (10.84%) Solutions Architect
5 198 (8.84%) Developer
6 190 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 162 (7.23%) Azure Architect
8 157 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
9 120 (5.35%) Azure Consultant
10 114 (5.09%) Cloud Consultant
11 104 (4.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 98 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 88 (3.93%) Enterprise Architect
14 85 (3.79%) Technical Architect
15 81 (3.61%) Azure Engineer
16 76 (3.39%) Lead Architect
17 74 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
18 66 (2.95%) Analyst
19 64 (2.86%) AWS Architect
20 60 (2.68%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (10.44%) Web Services
2 217 (9.68%) .NET
3 174 (7.76%) HTML
4 164 (7.32%) CSS
5 148 (6.60%) Node.js
6 111 (4.95%) AngularJS
7 109 (4.86%) JSON
8 100 (4.46%) REST
9 99 (4.42%) Middleware
10 92 (4.11%) ASP.NET
11 88 (3.93%) .NET Framework
11 88 (3.93%) HTML5
11 88 (3.93%) Spring
12 84 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 74 (3.30%) WCF
14 69 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 64 (2.86%) Spring Boot
16 62 (2.77%) Entity Framework
17 55 (2.45%) React
18 51 (2.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 271 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 222 (9.91%) Public Cloud
3 141 (6.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 122 (5.44%) User Experience
5 115 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 102 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
7 101 (4.51%) Private Cloud
8 96 (4.28%) Management Information System
9 88 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
10 66 (2.95%) Replication
11 62 (2.77%) Computer Science
12 47 (2.10%) Clustering
13 45 (2.01%) Mobile App
14 33 (1.47%) Mainframe
15 32 (1.43%) Cloud Native
15 32 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
15 32 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
16 28 (1.25%) Fintech
17 27 (1.20%) Virtual Team
18 17 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 674 (30.08%) Windows
2 473 (21.11%) Linux
3 271 (12.09%) Windows Server
4 154 (6.87%) Unix
5 96 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (3.17%) Windows 10
9 61 (2.72%) Android
10 46 (2.05%) Solaris
11 44 (1.96%) CentOS
12 42 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 37 (1.65%) VMS
14 36 (1.61%) Ubuntu
15 32 (1.43%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.85%) AIX
17 16 (0.71%) HPUX
18 14 (0.62%) Nucleus RTOS
18 14 (0.62%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (29.99%) DevOps
3 427 (19.05%) Presales
4 334 (14.90%) Migration
5 296 (13.21%) ITIL
6 271 (12.09%) Service Delivery
7 237 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
8 221 (9.86%) Analytics
9 178 (7.94%) Project Management
10 175 (7.81%) Scrum
11 171 (7.63%) Microservices
12 168 (7.50%) Test Automation
13 166 (7.41%) IT Strategy
14 165 (7.36%) TOGAF
15 156 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 156 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
16 152 (6.78%) TDD
17 146 (6.51%) Information Security
18 145 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
19 140 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 460 (20.53%) PowerShell
2 454 (20.26%) SQL
3 341 (15.22%) Python
4 288 (12.85%) C#
5 267 (11.91%) Java
6 205 (9.15%) JavaScript
7 202 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 119 (5.31%) Ruby
9 72 (3.21%) U-SQL
10 63 (2.81%) Perl
11 53 (2.37%) PHP
12 49 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 46 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 45 (2.01%) Go
15 38 (1.70%) Java 8
16 36 (1.61%) ES6
17 35 (1.56%) Scala
18 28 (1.25%) C++
19 27 (1.20%) C
20 9 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 200 (8.92%) Degree
2 162 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (4.82%) MCSE
4 72 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 61 (2.72%) AWS Certification
6 51 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (2.23%) CISSP
8 49 (2.19%) MCSA
9 36 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
11 24 (1.07%) CCNP
11 24 (1.07%) MCITP
12 22 (0.98%) MCP
13 20 (0.89%) CISM
14 19 (0.85%) CCDP
14 19 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (0.80%) SC Cleared
16 17 (0.76%) CCNA
17 16 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 76 (3.39%) QA
2 70 (3.12%) GCP
3 44 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.61%) GDPR
5 33 (1.47%) SLA
6 18 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.71%) COBIT
8 13 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.49%) PMO
10 10 (0.45%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.40%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.27%) GPG13
13 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.18%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.18%) PSD2
15 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
16 2 (0.089%) COSO
16 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 510 (22.76%) Active Directory
2 341 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 294 (13.12%) Docker
4 277 (12.36%) Hyper-V
5 111 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (0.94%) vSphere
8 21 (0.94%) XenApp
9 17 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.71%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.62%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.54%) Xen
13 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.45%) HDFS
14 10 (0.45%) KVM
15 8 (0.36%) Samba
16 7 (0.31%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.31%) LXC
Systems Management
1 282 (12.58%) Ansible
2 264 (11.78%) Opscode Chef
3 247 (11.02%) Puppet
4 109 (4.86%) Kubernetes
5 107 (4.77%) Terraform
6 93 (4.15%) SCCM
7 52 (2.32%) SCOM
8 46 (2.05%) Nagios
9 43 (1.92%) Salt
10 41 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
11 27 (1.20%) SCVMM
12 23 (1.03%) ZABBIX
13 22 (0.98%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (0.89%) Kibana
15 20 (0.89%) Packer
16 19 (0.85%) Rancher
16 19 (0.85%) vCenter Server
17 18 (0.80%) Graphite
18 16 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 935 (41.72%) Microsoft
2 456 (20.35%) VMware
3 252 (11.24%) Google
4 161 (7.18%) Cisco
4 161 (7.18%) Oracle
5 137 (6.11%) Citrix
6 127 (5.67%) IBM
7 126 (5.62%) Splunk
8 106 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 75 (3.35%) Tableau
10 52 (2.32%) AppDynamics
11 51 (2.28%) HP
12 50 (2.23%) CheckPoint
13 44 (1.96%) SAP
14 43 (1.92%) NetApp
15 33 (1.47%) EMC
16 32 (1.43%) New Relic
17 28 (1.25%) Dell
17 28 (1.25%) Sitecore
18 26 (1.16%) Rackspace