Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 254 312
Rank change year-on-year +80 +58 +19
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 941 1,835 1,801
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.31% 1.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.96% 4.18% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,674 1,475
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £43,500 £41,043 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 18,979 43,892 41,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.39% 31.26% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,799 35,699 33,349
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IaaS.

Salary trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 17 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 26 September 2020. 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 +80 878 £67,500 +3.85% 189
UK excluding London +92 496 £65,000 +8.33% 149
London +88 397 £67,500 -3.57% 53
South East +117 231 £65,000 +4.00% 38
North of England +131 139 £70,000 +27.27% 52
Work from Home -7 138 £60,000 -14.29% 24
North West +137 94 £70,000 +34.14% 35
South West +141 57 £90,000 +80.00% 16
Yorkshire +85 36 £55,000 -8.33% 17
Midlands +8 34 £52,500 -14.29% 18
West Midlands +2 25 £62,500 - 14
East of England +57 19 £48,750 -11.36% 10
Scotland +74 16 £70,000 +45.82% 13
East Midlands +51 9 £50,000 -16.67% 4
North East +23 9 £50,000 +16.28%
Wales +42 8 £47,500 +5.56%
Northern Ireland +20 1 £42,500 -15.00% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 729 (77.47%) Azure
2 664 (70.56%) PaaS
3 406 (43.15%) Microsoft
4 365 (38.79%) SaaS
5 360 (38.26%) AWS
6 355 (37.73%) DevOps
7 284 (30.18%) Windows
8 253 (26.89%) Active Directory
9 252 (26.78%) PowerShell
10 232 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
11 226 (24.02%) Office 365
12 211 (22.42%) SQL Server
13 206 (21.89%) Python
14 191 (20.30%) SQL
15 188 (19.98%) Terraform
16 182 (19.34%) Windows Server
16 182 (19.34%) VMware
17 166 (17.64%) Ansible
18 162 (17.22%) Finance
19 154 (16.37%) Linux
20 142 (15.09%) Public Cloud
21 136 (14.45%) Docker
22 133 (14.13%) Firewall
23 129 (13.71%) Microservices
24 125 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
25 120 (12.75%) Hyper-V
26 119 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 117 (12.43%) .NET
27 117 (12.43%) Migration
28 112 (11.90%) Kubernetes

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 72 (7.65%) IIS
2 56 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 53 (5.63%) NServiceBus
4 31 (3.29%) MS Exchange
5 25 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.59%) SAS
9 12 (1.28%) Confluence
10 9 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.85%) Apache
12 7 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.64%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.91%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (1.59%) SAP GTS
4 7 (0.74%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 729 (77.47%) Azure
2 664 (70.56%) PaaS
3 365 (38.79%) SaaS
4 360 (38.26%) AWS
5 226 (24.02%) Office 365
6 95 (10.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 95 (10.10%) Serverless
7 89 (9.46%) GCP
8 58 (6.16%) Azure Functions
9 54 (5.74%) Power Platform
10 51 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 43 (4.57%) AWS Lambda
12 40 (4.25%) PowerApps
13 39 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (2.02%) GitHub
16 18 (1.91%) Akamai
17 17 (1.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 16 (1.70%) OneDrive
19 15 (1.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 133 (14.13%) Firewall
2 109 (11.58%) Skype
3 98 (10.41%) DNS
4 72 (7.65%) HTTP
5 68 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 53 (5.63%) Network Security
7 46 (4.89%) VPN
8 45 (4.78%) WAN
9 40 (4.25%) Internet
10 32 (3.40%) SAN
11 26 (2.76%) LAN
12 22 (2.34%) DHCP
13 21 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
15 16 (1.70%) MPLS
16 13 (1.38%) NetScaler
17 12 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (1.28%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.17%) VLAN
19 10 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (22.42%) SQL Server
2 86 (9.14%) NoSQL
3 64 (6.80%) Big Data
4 50 (5.31%) Data Lake
5 39 (4.14%) MySQL
6 31 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (2.66%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (1.70%) DB2
9 16 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.38%) Power BI
12 8 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.85%) HDInsight
12 8 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.85%) Redis
12 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 92 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 77 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 64 (6.80%) TeamCity
4 62 (6.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 35 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.55%) JIRA
8 22 (2.34%) GitLab
9 20 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.74%) Maven
12 6 (0.64%) Hudson
12 6 (0.64%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.64%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.64%) WebScarab
13 4 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.32%) Selenium
15 2 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 162 (17.22%) Finance
2 34 (3.61%) Public Sector
3 29 (3.08%) Law
4 27 (2.87%) Banking
5 20 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.91%) Legal
7 15 (1.59%) Advertising
8 14 (1.49%) Marketing
9 13 (1.38%) Retail
10 9 (0.96%) Local Government
11 7 (0.74%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.43%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Military
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Electronics
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 261 (27.74%) Architect
2 101 (10.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (10.10%) Azure Engineer
4 94 (9.99%) Cloud Architect
5 93 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
6 92 (9.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 74 (7.86%) Developer
8 72 (7.65%) Consultant
9 69 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 64 (6.80%) Azure Architect
11 48 (5.10%) Security Engineer
12 47 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
13 46 (4.89%) Platform Engineer
14 45 (4.78%) .NET Developer
14 45 (4.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 40 (4.25%) AWS Engineer
16 36 (3.83%) Security Specialist
17 35 (3.72%) Senior Developer
18 31 (3.29%) Azure Specialist
18 31 (3.29%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (12.43%) .NET
2 77 (8.18%) Web Services
3 66 (7.01%) .NET Core
4 58 (6.16%) .NET Framework
4 58 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 57 (6.06%) React
6 55 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 53 (5.63%) ASP.NET Core
7 53 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 37 (3.93%) HTML
9 32 (3.40%) JSON
10 29 (3.08%) OAuth
11 28 (2.98%) CSS
11 28 (2.98%) REST
12 27 (2.87%) Blazor
12 27 (2.87%) jQuery
12 27 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (2.76%) Entity Framework
13 26 (2.76%) Redux
14 21 (2.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 142 (15.09%) Public Cloud
2 98 (10.41%) Data Centre
3 96 (10.20%) Cloud Native
4 58 (6.16%) Private Cloud
5 56 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 32 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 24 (2.55%) PKI
10 22 (2.34%) Clustering
11 21 (2.23%) FMCG
11 21 (2.23%) User Experience
12 19 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.59%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.28%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.28%) Cyberattack
16 10 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 284 (30.18%) Windows
2 182 (19.34%) Windows Server
3 154 (16.37%) Linux
4 51 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (5.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (4.57%) Windows 10
7 41 (4.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 33 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.76%) CentOS
11 13 (1.38%) Unix
12 8 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.64%) VMS
14 5 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.43%) Mesosphere
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.21%) Android
17 2 (0.21%) FreeBSD
18 1 (0.11%) Solaris
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (37.73%) DevOps
2 232 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (13.71%) Microservices
4 117 (12.43%) Migration
5 106 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
5 106 (11.26%) Infrastructure as Code
6 98 (10.41%) Configuration Management
7 95 (10.10%) TOGAF
8 89 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 88 (9.35%) ITIL
10 87 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
11 85 (9.03%) Presales
12 79 (8.40%) Information Security
13 72 (7.65%) Analytics
14 68 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
14 68 (7.23%) SOA
14 68 (7.23%) Technical Leadership
15 65 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 63 (6.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 63 (6.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 252 (26.78%) PowerShell
2 206 (21.89%) Python
3 191 (20.30%) SQL
4 111 (11.80%) Java
5 80 (8.50%) C#
6 56 (5.95%) Bash Shell
7 50 (5.31%) Ruby
8 46 (4.89%) Go
8 46 (4.89%) JavaScript
9 28 (2.98%) TypeScript
10 26 (2.76%) R
11 19 (2.02%) Perl
12 16 (1.70%) PHP
13 11 (1.17%) C
14 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.43%) C++
15 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.32%) Scala
17 1 (0.11%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (10.41%) Degree
3 77 (8.18%) MCSE
4 54 (5.74%) Security Cleared
5 50 (5.31%) MCSA
6 43 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (4.04%) CISSP
8 35 (3.72%) TOGAF Certification
9 34 (3.61%) CCNA
10 32 (3.40%) SC Cleared
11 30 (3.19%) AWS Certification
12 25 (2.66%) CISM
13 23 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (1.59%) CCNP
14 15 (1.59%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.17%) MCTS
15 11 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.74%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.64%) CISA
17 6 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (5.74%) NIST
3 48 (5.10%) GDPR
4 26 (2.76%) NIST 800
5 22 (2.34%) SLA
6 19 (2.02%) PCI DSS
7 15 (1.59%) COBIT
7 15 (1.59%) NCSC
7 15 (1.59%) QA
8 14 (1.49%) PMO
9 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 253 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 136 (14.45%) Docker
3 125 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (12.75%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.87%) vSphere
7 16 (1.70%) XenApp
8 12 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.53%) HDFS
11 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.21%) LXC
13 2 (0.21%) vCloud
13 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.21%) Xen
14 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.11%) KVM
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 188 (19.98%) Terraform
2 166 (17.64%) Ansible
3 112 (11.90%) Kubernetes
4 101 (10.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 100 (10.63%) Puppet
6 95 (10.10%) SCCM
7 93 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (3.19%) SCVMM
9 26 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.59%) Packer
12 14 (1.49%) SCOM
13 13 (1.38%) vCenter Server
14 11 (1.17%) Grafana
14 11 (1.17%) vRealize
14 11 (1.17%) WSUS
15 10 (1.06%) Consul
15 10 (1.06%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.96%) Nagios
16 9 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 406 (43.15%) Microsoft
2 182 (19.34%) VMware
3 80 (8.50%) Google
4 78 (8.29%) Cisco
5 58 (6.16%) Citrix
6 45 (4.78%) HP
7 43 (4.57%) Oracle
8 39 (4.14%) SAP
9 35 (3.72%) Databricks
10 31 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (2.55%) IBM
12 23 (2.44%) Sparx
13 22 (2.34%) Dell
13 22 (2.34%) SolarWinds
14 21 (2.23%) Red Hat
15 20 (2.13%) Remedy
16 19 (2.02%) Adobe
16 19 (2.02%) New Relic
17 18 (1.91%) hybris
17 18 (1.91%) ServiceNow