Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 318 329
Rank change year-on-year +55 +11 +107
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,707 1,747 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.07% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.93% 4.31% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,378 1,328 1,390
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,000 £40,350 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -4.55%

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 43,460 40,511 33,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.73% 24.77% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 35,412 32,722 27,318
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +49 1,585 £62,500 -3.85% 297
UK excluding London +28 919 £57,500 -4.17% 221
London +52 693 £70,000 -3.45% 92
South East +6 323 £62,500 - 61
North of England -10 194 £57,500 +13.86% 75
Midlands +24 187 £60,000 +4.35% 43
West Midlands +8 135 £60,000 +9.09% 23
East of England +69 94 £55,000 - 9
North West +33 94 £50,936 -1.10% 45
Yorkshire -22 92 £60,000 +14.29% 23
South West +14 66 £45,000 -18.18% 20
East Midlands +39 50 £56,000 -20.00% 20
Scotland +14 48 £48,004 -4.35% 13
North East +9 8 £54,743 -21.80% 7
Wales -1 6 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Northern Ireland -11 3 £50,000 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,172 (68.66%) Azure
2 1,117 (65.44%) PaaS
3 764 (44.76%) AWS
4 680 (39.84%) DevOps
5 669 (39.19%) Microsoft
6 651 (38.14%) SaaS
7 527 (30.87%) Windows
8 489 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
9 393 (23.02%) Linux
10 346 (20.27%) Active Directory
11 337 (19.74%) Office 365
12 333 (19.51%) PowerShell
13 312 (18.28%) VMware
14 310 (18.16%) Migration
15 297 (17.40%) SQL
15 297 (17.40%) Docker
16 284 (16.64%) Firewall
16 284 (16.64%) Terraform
17 269 (15.76%) Kubernetes
18 260 (15.23%) Finance
19 249 (14.59%) Public Cloud
20 246 (14.41%) Data Centre
21 241 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 236 (13.83%) Windows Server
23 225 (13.18%) Presales
24 213 (12.48%) Ansible
25 196 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
26 194 (11.36%) Hyper-V
26 194 (11.36%) GCP
27 193 (11.31%) Python

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 94 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.75%) IIS
3 63 (3.69%) OpenStack
4 58 (3.40%) Skype for Business
5 57 (3.34%) MS Exchange
6 53 (3.10%) Confluence
7 44 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 29 (1.70%) Apache Spark
10 27 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 24 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.88%) nginx
14 15 (0.88%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (0.76%) CMS
17 11 (0.64%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.64%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.059%) HipChat
3 1 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.29%) Workfront
2 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.18%) HFM
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,172 (68.66%) Azure
2 1,117 (65.44%) PaaS
3 764 (44.76%) AWS
4 651 (38.14%) SaaS
5 337 (19.74%) Office 365
6 194 (11.36%) GCP
7 154 (9.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 119 (6.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 91 (5.33%) Serverless
10 84 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (3.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 46 (2.69%) OneDrive
13 38 (2.23%) GitHub
14 33 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
15 30 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (1.64%) DigitalOcean
16 28 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
17 21 (1.23%) OpenShift
17 21 (1.23%) Power Platform
18 20 (1.17%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 284 (16.64%) Firewall
2 155 (9.08%) DNS
3 127 (7.44%) VPN
4 123 (7.21%) WAN
5 105 (6.15%) LAN
6 74 (4.34%) TCP/IP
7 70 (4.10%) DHCP
8 68 (3.98%) Network Security
9 53 (3.10%) Skype
10 52 (3.05%) Wireless
11 50 (2.93%) SAN
12 47 (2.75%) HTTP
13 40 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
14 36 (2.11%) VoIP
15 30 (1.76%) Internet
15 30 (1.76%) MPLS
16 25 (1.46%) WLAN
17 24 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
19 21 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 64 (3.75%) MySQL
3 64 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 57 (3.34%) Big Data
5 44 (2.58%) MongoDB
6 41 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 38 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (2.11%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.87%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.82%) Data Lake
12 24 (1.41%) Apache Hive
12 24 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.23%) HBase
13 21 (1.23%) Power BI
14 20 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.94%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 153 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 143 (8.38%) Git (software)
3 84 (4.92%) JIRA
4 67 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 40 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 39 (2.28%) Maven
7 32 (1.87%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (1.41%) Selenium
11 23 (1.35%) CircleCI
12 20 (1.17%) Hudson
13 19 (1.11%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.00%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.00%) Vagrant
15 14 (0.82%) Subversion
16 13 (0.76%) SonarQube
17 12 (0.70%) Ant
17 12 (0.70%) Codeship
General
1 260 (15.23%) Finance
2 85 (4.98%) Public Sector
3 74 (4.34%) Retail
4 65 (3.81%) Marketing
5 64 (3.75%) Banking
6 57 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.82%) Games
8 23 (1.35%) Legal
9 22 (1.29%) Billing
10 17 (1.00%) Advertising
11 15 (0.88%) Electronics
11 15 (0.88%) Law
11 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.41%) French Language
12 7 (0.41%) German Language
12 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.29%) Back Office
13 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 389 (22.79%) Architect
2 236 (13.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (12.24%) Consultant
4 189 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 167 (9.78%) Cloud Engineer
6 151 (8.85%) Azure Engineer
7 144 (8.44%) Cloud Architect
8 118 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
9 102 (5.98%) Azure Architect
10 97 (5.68%) Developer
11 91 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
12 90 (5.27%) Azure Consultant
13 79 (4.63%) Technical Architect
14 75 (4.39%) Cloud Consultant
15 70 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
16 67 (3.93%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 63 (3.69%) Senior Architect
18 61 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
19 60 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 47 (2.75%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (11.01%) Web Services
2 170 (9.96%) .NET
3 120 (7.03%) JSON
4 63 (3.69%) HTML
5 52 (3.05%) Node.js
5 52 (3.05%) REST
6 51 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 42 (2.46%) Middleware
8 40 (2.34%) OAuth
9 39 (2.28%) LDAP
10 34 (1.99%) React
11 33 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
12 32 (1.87%) AngularJS
12 32 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (1.87%) Spring
13 31 (1.82%) SAML
14 27 (1.58%) Kafka
15 26 (1.52%) .NET Framework
16 25 (1.46%) CSS
16 25 (1.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 249 (14.59%) Public Cloud
2 246 (14.41%) Data Centre
3 116 (6.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 90 (5.27%) Private Cloud
5 81 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (3.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 53 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 50 (2.93%) User Experience
9 43 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
10 39 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
11 36 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.93%) Mobile App
13 32 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
14 30 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (1.76%) Replication
15 29 (1.70%) Clustering
16 25 (1.46%) Cloud Native
17 24 (1.41%) Virtual Team
18 17 (1.00%) Blog
19 14 (0.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 527 (30.87%) Windows
2 393 (23.02%) Linux
3 236 (13.83%) Windows Server
4 77 (4.51%) Unix
5 72 (4.22%) Windows 10
6 68 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.93%) CentOS
10 27 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.94%) Android
13 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.59%) VMS
15 9 (0.53%) AIX
16 7 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.23%) Debian
17 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (39.84%) DevOps
2 489 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (18.16%) Migration
4 241 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 225 (13.18%) Presales
6 191 (11.19%) ITIL
7 170 (9.96%) Microservices
8 158 (9.26%) Infrastructure as Code
9 156 (9.14%) Configuration Management
10 141 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
11 138 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
12 129 (7.56%) Software Engineering
13 125 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 116 (6.80%) Mentoring
15 110 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 108 (6.33%) High Availability
17 107 (6.27%) Project Delivery
18 106 (6.21%) Scrum
19 98 (5.74%) Service Management
20 97 (5.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 333 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 297 (17.40%) SQL
3 193 (11.31%) Python
4 179 (10.49%) Java
5 146 (8.55%) C#
6 119 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 114 (6.68%) Bash Shell
8 75 (4.39%) Ruby
9 52 (3.05%) Perl
10 45 (2.64%) Go
11 25 (1.46%) PHP
12 23 (1.35%) Scala
13 19 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.82%) C
15 12 (0.70%) Java 8
16 11 (0.64%) C++
17 10 (0.59%) Groovy
18 7 (0.41%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.29%) Apex Code
20 3 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (8.14%) Degree
2 117 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (4.63%) MCSE
4 54 (3.16%) Security Cleared
5 47 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (2.64%) AWS Certification
7 43 (2.52%) MCSA
8 41 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (2.23%) SC Cleared
10 37 (2.17%) CISSP
11 29 (1.70%) CCNA
12 22 (1.29%) Master's Degree
13 21 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
14 20 (1.17%) CISM
15 19 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 14 (0.82%) MCITP
18 14 (0.82%) MCP
19 13 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (3.46%) SLA
3 27 (1.58%) GDPR
4 24 (1.41%) NIST
5 21 (1.23%) QA
6 19 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 9 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.29%) GAMP
10 5 (0.29%) GxP
11 4 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.18%) GPG13
12 3 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 346 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 297 (17.40%) Docker
3 196 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 194 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 77 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (2.75%) vSphere
7 30 (1.76%) XenApp
8 28 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.11%) HDFS
11 17 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.94%) BitLocker
13 14 (0.82%) VMware NSX
14 12 (0.70%) Xen
15 9 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.41%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.41%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 284 (16.64%) Terraform
2 269 (15.76%) Kubernetes
3 213 (12.48%) Ansible
4 176 (10.31%) Puppet
5 160 (9.37%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (6.03%) SCCM
7 73 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
9 36 (2.11%) Packer
10 32 (1.87%) ZABBIX
11 28 (1.64%) Salt
12 27 (1.58%) Nagios
12 27 (1.58%) Prometheus
13 26 (1.52%) SCOM
14 22 (1.29%) Grafana
15 21 (1.23%) vCenter Server
16 20 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
16 20 (1.17%) SCVMM
17 18 (1.05%) WSUS
18 17 (1.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 669 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 312 (18.28%) VMware
3 161 (9.43%) Google
4 145 (8.49%) Cisco
5 97 (5.68%) Citrix
6 64 (3.75%) Oracle
7 55 (3.22%) IBM
8 51 (2.99%) Dell
8 51 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 44 (2.58%) NetApp
10 38 (2.23%) HP
10 38 (2.23%) SAP
11 32 (1.87%) EMC
12 31 (1.82%) Rackspace
12 31 (1.82%) Splunk
12 31 (1.82%) Veeam
13 28 (1.64%) Atlassian
14 26 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (1.52%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.46%) Symantec