Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 327 433
Rank change year-on-year +13 +106 +95
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,747 1,794 1,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.03% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.52% 5.61% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,328 1,390 979
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £40,350 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -2.22%

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 38,672 31,953 24,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 18.34% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 31,166 26,266 20,551
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 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 21 October 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 +21 1,659 £65,000 +8.33% 228
UK excluding London +63 1,000 £60,000 +14.29% 168
London -41 705 £72,500 +7.41% 83
South East +33 360 £62,500 +4.17% 45
North of England +70 226 £50,500 +1.00% 38
Midlands +90 198 £57,500 +15.00% 32
West Midlands +83 155 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Yorkshire +53 120 £52,500 +5.00% 17
North West +23 104 £51,500 -1.90% 21
East of England +45 87 £55,000 +10.00% 17
South West +11 69 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Scotland +37 48 £50,188 +5.10% 17
East Midlands +22 42 £70,000 +47.37% 7
North East +4 18 £70,000 -6.67%
Wales -21 13 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Northern Ireland +13 2 £35,000 -56.79% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,249 (71.49%) PaaS
2 1,109 (63.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 788 (45.11%) Microsoft
4 768 (43.96%) SaaS
5 760 (43.50%) Amazon AWS
6 599 (34.29%) DevOps
7 553 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
8 545 (31.20%) Windows
9 429 (24.56%) SQL
10 384 (21.98%) VMware
11 361 (20.66%) PowerShell
12 356 (20.38%) Active Directory
13 336 (19.23%) Finance
14 332 (19.00%) Linux
15 313 (17.92%) SQL Server
16 282 (16.14%) Firewall
17 279 (15.97%) Migration
18 270 (15.46%) Presales
19 269 (15.40%) Java
20 268 (15.34%) Degree
21 260 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 259 (14.83%) Docker
23 258 (14.77%) Office 365
24 255 (14.60%) Python
24 255 (14.60%) Windows Server
25 245 (14.02%) Oracle
26 244 (13.97%) DNS
27 240 (13.74%) Jenkins
28 235 (13.45%) Hyper-V
29 234 (13.39%) 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 90 (5.15%) OpenStack
1 90 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 84 (4.81%) Confluence
3 76 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 67 (3.84%) WebLogic
5 65 (3.72%) Skype for Business
6 63 (3.61%) IIS
7 58 (3.32%) JBoss
8 54 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 49 (2.80%) Apache
9 49 (2.80%) CMS
10 43 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 41 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (2.18%) WebSphere
13 30 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
14 23 (1.32%) Apache Spark
15 22 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (1.14%) nginx
17 19 (1.09%) Tomcat
18 18 (1.03%) Mule
Applications
1 45 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 45 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 15 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.52%) Documaker
6 9 (0.52%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.29%) Magento
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Maximo
10 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,249 (71.49%) PaaS
2 1,109 (63.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 768 (43.96%) SaaS
4 760 (43.50%) Amazon AWS
5 258 (14.77%) Office 365
6 183 (10.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 125 (7.16%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (6.30%) Serverless
9 106 (6.07%) AWS CloudFormation
10 97 (5.55%) GitHub
11 80 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 69 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
13 47 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.77%) Azure Functions
15 30 (1.72%) OpenShift
16 27 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
17 26 (1.49%) Amazon S3
17 26 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
18 24 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 22 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 282 (16.14%) Firewall
2 244 (13.97%) DNS
3 167 (9.56%) TCP/IP
4 117 (6.70%) VPN
5 116 (6.64%) DHCP
6 109 (6.24%) SAN
7 90 (5.15%) Internet
8 82 (4.69%) Network Security
8 82 (4.69%) WAN
9 75 (4.29%) LAN
10 61 (3.49%) HTTP
11 58 (3.32%) SSL
12 49 (2.80%) Skype
13 44 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (1.95%) Software-Defined Networking
15 32 (1.83%) NAS
16 30 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
16 30 (1.72%) Unified Communications
17 28 (1.60%) VLAN
18 24 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 114 (6.53%) Big Data
3 112 (6.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 101 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 79 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 73 (4.18%) MySQL
7 60 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 56 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
10 53 (3.03%) Hadoop
11 52 (2.98%) RDBMS
12 45 (2.58%) Power BI
13 41 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 40 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 40 (2.29%) SAP HANA
15 38 (2.18%) Oracle Database
15 38 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 35 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (1.89%) Data Lake
18 28 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 240 (13.74%) Jenkins
2 204 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 115 (6.58%) JIRA
4 113 (6.47%) TeamCity
5 110 (6.30%) Visual Studio
6 65 (3.72%) Maven
7 56 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 54 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 46 (2.63%) Subversion
11 43 (2.46%) Selenium
12 37 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
13 36 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 33 (1.89%) SonarQube
15 31 (1.77%) GitLab
16 26 (1.49%) Gerrit
17 24 (1.37%) CircleCI
18 22 (1.26%) Codeship
18 22 (1.26%) MSBuild
19 21 (1.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 336 (19.23%) Finance
2 110 (6.30%) Marketing
3 101 (5.78%) Retail
4 60 (3.43%) Banking
5 40 (2.29%) Publishing
6 31 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.43%) Games
8 21 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.14%) Legal
10 17 (0.97%) French Language
10 17 (0.97%) German Language
11 15 (0.86%) Advertising
11 15 (0.86%) Billing
11 15 (0.86%) Electronics
11 15 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.86%) Swedish Language
12 12 (0.69%) Local Government
13 10 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.52%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 586 (33.54%) Architect
2 229 (13.11%) Cloud Architect
3 183 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
4 169 (9.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 167 (9.56%) Consultant
6 158 (9.04%) Azure Architect
7 127 (7.27%) Developer
8 110 (6.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 108 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 103 (5.90%) Azure Engineer
11 73 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
12 65 (3.72%) Technical Architect
13 64 (3.66%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 62 (3.55%) Azure Consultant
15 59 (3.38%) Cloud Consultant
16 52 (2.98%) Support Engineer
17 49 (2.80%) Lead Architect
18 48 (2.75%) Enterprise Architect
19 47 (2.69%) AWS Architect
20 45 (2.58%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (12.94%) .NET
2 160 (9.16%) Web Services
3 131 (7.50%) HTML
4 110 (6.30%) REST
5 106 (6.07%) Node.js
6 87 (4.98%) CSS
7 86 (4.92%) JSON
8 78 (4.46%) Spring
9 75 (4.29%) AngularJS
10 65 (3.72%) .NET Framework
11 64 (3.66%) Spring Boot
12 62 (3.55%) HTML5
12 62 (3.55%) SOAP
13 61 (3.49%) ASP.NET
14 59 (3.38%) Middleware
15 41 (2.35%) React
16 39 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (2.18%) RESTful
18 37 (2.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 234 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 211 (12.08%) Public Cloud
3 147 (8.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 132 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (6.87%) Management Information System
6 97 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
7 89 (5.09%) Computer Science
8 82 (4.69%) Private Cloud
9 75 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (3.43%) User Experience
11 58 (3.32%) Mobile App
12 56 (3.21%) Clustering
13 52 (2.98%) PKI
13 52 (2.98%) Replication
14 34 (1.95%) Blog
15 29 (1.66%) Cloud Native
16 27 (1.55%) Fintech
17 25 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
18 23 (1.32%) CMDB
19 14 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 545 (31.20%) Windows
2 332 (19.00%) Linux
3 255 (14.60%) Windows Server
4 140 (8.01%) Unix
5 110 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (4.58%) Windows 10
8 64 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (2.69%) Solaris
10 35 (2.00%) Android
11 29 (1.66%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 26 (1.49%) CentOS
14 18 (1.03%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.97%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.86%) VMS
17 11 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.57%) AIX
18 10 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (34.29%) DevOps
2 553 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (15.97%) Migration
4 270 (15.46%) Presales
5 222 (12.71%) Microservices
6 219 (12.54%) ITIL
7 189 (10.82%) Project Management
8 173 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 166 (9.50%) TOGAF
10 164 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
12 150 (8.59%) SOA
13 141 (8.07%) Scrum
14 139 (7.96%) CRM
15 137 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 137 (7.84%) Service Delivery
16 131 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
16 131 (7.50%) IT Strategy
17 128 (7.33%) Configuration Management
18 126 (7.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 429 (24.56%) SQL
2 361 (20.66%) PowerShell
3 269 (15.40%) Java
4 255 (14.60%) Python
5 199 (11.39%) C#
6 151 (8.64%) Bash Shell
7 134 (7.67%) JavaScript
8 78 (4.46%) Ruby
9 63 (3.61%) Perl
10 53 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 52 (2.98%) PHP
12 43 (2.46%) Go
13 40 (2.29%) Scala
14 32 (1.83%) C++
15 29 (1.66%) C
16 25 (1.43%) Java 8
17 24 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 17 (0.97%) ES6
20 16 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 268 (15.34%) Degree
2 96 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (3.21%) CISSP
5 52 (2.98%) MCSE
6 50 (2.86%) AWS Certification
7 43 (2.46%) Security Cleared
8 40 (2.29%) Master's Degree
9 34 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 33 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
11 30 (1.72%) MCSA
11 30 (1.72%) PMI Certification
12 25 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (1.32%) ISEB
14 20 (1.14%) CEH
14 20 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
14 20 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (1.03%) PMP
16 15 (0.86%) CCNA
16 15 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (2.86%) SLA
3 48 (2.75%) QA
4 34 (1.95%) GDPR
5 22 (1.26%) COBIT
6 18 (1.03%) GPG13
7 16 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.46%) PMO
9 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 356 (20.38%) Active Directory
2 260 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (14.83%) Docker
4 235 (13.45%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (1.72%) XenApp
9 22 (1.26%) vSphere
10 16 (0.92%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.80%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.80%) Xen
11 14 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.69%) vCloud
13 10 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.52%) KVM
14 9 (0.52%) Samba
15 8 (0.46%) LXC
16 6 (0.34%) GPFS
16 6 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 230 (13.17%) Ansible
2 228 (13.05%) Puppet
3 198 (11.33%) Opscode Chef
4 164 (9.39%) Kubernetes
5 105 (6.01%) Terraform
6 74 (4.24%) SCCM
7 54 (3.09%) SCVMM
8 36 (2.06%) SCOM
9 30 (1.72%) Kibana
10 27 (1.55%) Packer
10 27 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
11 26 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 26 (1.49%) Nagios
12 23 (1.32%) vRealize
13 21 (1.20%) Rancher
14 20 (1.14%) Grafana
14 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
15 19 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
16 18 (1.03%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 788 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 384 (21.98%) VMware
3 245 (14.02%) Oracle
4 203 (11.62%) Google
5 150 (8.59%) Cisco
6 122 (6.98%) Citrix
7 86 (4.92%) SAP
8 81 (4.64%) IBM
9 74 (4.24%) NetApp
10 71 (4.06%) EMC
11 60 (3.43%) Splunk
12 57 (3.26%) Red Hat
13 45 (2.58%) CheckPoint
14 40 (2.29%) HP
15 39 (2.23%) Atlassian
16 33 (1.89%) ServiceNow
16 33 (1.89%) SolarWinds
17 32 (1.83%) New Relic
18 31 (1.77%) Rackspace
19 29 (1.66%) AppDynamics