Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 252 298
Rank change year-on-year +71 +46 +18
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,237 1,557 1,696
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.25% 1.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.65% 3.70% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 1,443 1,421
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £43,000 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,250 £91,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.09%

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 26,610 42,032 39,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.77% 33.67% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22,430 34,581 31,739
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £86,250
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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +84 1,113 £65,000 - 244
UK excluding London +75 653 £60,000 -2.44% 149
London +105 469 £72,500 - 98
South East +121 325 £65,000 -0.76% 30
Work from Home -10 281 £65,000 - 27
North of England +42 126 £57,500 - 46
South West +92 90 £55,000 +22.22% 16
North West +43 83 £60,000 +11.11% 32
Midlands -20 67 £70,000 +16.67% 40
West Midlands -12 58 £72,500 +20.83% 19
Scotland +36 29 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +54 28 £72,500 +26.09% 12
Yorkshire +13 28 £45,000 -30.77% 10
North East +25 15 £60,000 +14.85% 4
East Midlands +11 9 £52,500 -22.22% 21
Wales +42 8 £42,500 -20.93% 4
Northern Ireland +12 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 946 (76.48%) Azure
2 928 (75.02%) PaaS
3 545 (44.06%) SaaS
4 519 (41.96%) DevOps
5 479 (38.72%) AWS
6 475 (38.40%) Microsoft
7 389 (31.45%) Windows
8 339 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
9 327 (26.43%) PowerShell
10 313 (25.30%) Active Directory
11 290 (23.44%) SQL Server
12 285 (23.04%) SQL
13 257 (20.78%) Python
14 254 (20.53%) Terraform
15 250 (20.21%) VMware
16 239 (19.32%) Ansible
17 234 (18.92%) Windows Server
18 219 (17.70%) Kubernetes
19 216 (17.46%) Office 365
20 209 (16.90%) Linux
21 206 (16.65%) Finance
22 199 (16.09%) Docker
23 192 (15.52%) Microservices
24 166 (13.42%) GCP
25 165 (13.34%) Firewall
26 162 (13.10%) .NET
26 162 (13.10%) DNS
27 161 (13.02%) C#
27 161 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
28 155 (12.53%) Public Cloud

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 83 (6.71%) NServiceBus
2 60 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.56%) IIS
4 39 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (2.99%) MS Exchange
6 22 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.70%) Confluence
7 21 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.21%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.57%) Apache
12 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.57%) SAS
13 6 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.49%) Camunda
14 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.54%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (0.57%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 946 (76.48%) Azure
2 928 (75.02%) PaaS
3 545 (44.06%) SaaS
4 479 (38.72%) AWS
5 216 (17.46%) Office 365
6 166 (13.42%) GCP
7 142 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 108 (8.73%) Serverless
9 71 (5.74%) Power Platform
10 56 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (4.28%) Azure Functions
12 41 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (3.07%) PowerApps
14 37 (2.99%) GitHub
15 33 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
16 30 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (2.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 29 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 25 (2.02%) Logic Apps
19 24 (1.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.34%) Firewall
2 162 (13.10%) DNS
3 116 (9.38%) Skype
4 96 (7.76%) HTTP
5 61 (4.93%) SAN
6 60 (4.85%) Network Security
7 59 (4.77%) TCP/IP
7 59 (4.77%) WAN
8 57 (4.61%) VPN
9 43 (3.48%) DHCP
9 43 (3.48%) Internet
9 43 (3.48%) VLAN
10 37 (2.99%) LAN
11 23 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 22 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (1.62%) NetScaler
14 17 (1.37%) WAAS
15 15 (1.21%) MPLS
16 14 (1.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 132 (10.67%) NoSQL
3 64 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 48 (3.88%) Big Data
5 38 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (2.83%) Cosmos DB
7 32 (2.59%) Power BI
8 29 (2.34%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.10%) Data Lake
9 26 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (2.02%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.46%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.29%) Redis
13 16 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (1.21%) MySQL
15 14 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 153 (12.37%) Jenkins
2 143 (11.56%) Git (software)
3 67 (5.42%) TeamCity
4 60 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 42 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 33 (2.67%) GitLab
8 32 (2.59%) JIRA
9 20 (1.62%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (1.37%) Maven
12 12 (0.97%) Gradle
13 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.57%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.57%) WebScarab
15 6 (0.49%) Robot Framework
16 4 (0.32%) Fiddler
16 4 (0.32%) Selenium
16 4 (0.32%) SonarQube
General
1 206 (16.65%) Finance
2 44 (3.56%) Public Sector
3 35 (2.83%) Banking
4 28 (2.26%) Law
5 24 (1.94%) Retail
6 20 (1.62%) Billing
7 18 (1.46%) Back Office
8 17 (1.37%) Marketing
9 15 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.73%) Advertising
11 8 (0.65%) Games
11 8 (0.65%) Legal
11 8 (0.65%) Local Government
12 7 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.24%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.081%) Environmental Health
16 1 (0.081%) German Language
16 1 (0.081%) Police
Job Titles
1 289 (23.36%) Architect
2 161 (13.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 155 (12.53%) Azure Engineer
3 155 (12.53%) Consultant
4 131 (10.59%) Cloud Engineer
4 131 (10.59%) Developer
5 117 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 116 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
7 110 (8.89%) Azure Architect
8 97 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
9 80 (6.47%) Azure Consultant
10 68 (5.50%) AWS Engineer
11 63 (5.09%) AWS DevOps
12 62 (5.01%) Platform Engineer
13 60 (4.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 49 (3.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 48 (3.88%) .NET Developer
16 44 (3.56%) Principal Developer
17 43 (3.48%) Senior Developer
18 41 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.10%) .NET
2 103 (8.33%) React
3 102 (8.25%) .NET Core
4 91 (7.36%) .NET Framework
5 83 (6.71%) ASP.NET
6 81 (6.55%) ASP.NET Core
6 81 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 81 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 76 (6.14%) Web Services
8 55 (4.45%) CSS
9 52 (4.20%) HTML
10 46 (3.72%) Blazor
10 46 (3.72%) jQuery
11 43 (3.48%) REST
12 42 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (3.23%) JSON
14 39 (3.15%) Entity Framework
14 39 (3.15%) Redux
15 36 (2.91%) OAuth
16 33 (2.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 155 (12.53%) Public Cloud
2 123 (9.94%) Data Centre
3 108 (8.73%) Cloud Native
4 74 (5.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 72 (5.82%) Private Cloud
6 65 (5.25%) Management Information System
7 52 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (2.18%) Clustering
10 23 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.78%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (1.62%) FMCG
13 19 (1.54%) User Experience
14 16 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
14 16 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.21%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 15 (1.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 389 (31.45%) Windows
2 234 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 209 (16.90%) Linux
4 80 (6.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 77 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 50 (4.04%) Unix
8 30 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (2.34%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.46%) VMS
11 16 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.21%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.73%) CentOS
14 6 (0.49%) Android
14 6 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (41.96%) DevOps
2 339 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (15.52%) Microservices
4 152 (12.29%) Configuration Management
5 151 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 143 (11.56%) Migration
7 131 (10.59%) Presales
8 127 (10.27%) Infrastructure as Code
9 123 (9.94%) ITIL
10 112 (9.05%) Analytics
11 99 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
12 95 (7.68%) Information Security
13 91 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 87 (7.03%) Cybersecurity
15 86 (6.95%) SOA
16 85 (6.87%) MVC
17 83 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
18 82 (6.63%) Mentoring
19 79 (6.39%) Scrum
20 78 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 327 (26.43%) PowerShell
2 285 (23.04%) SQL
3 257 (20.78%) Python
4 161 (13.02%) C#
5 134 (10.83%) Java
6 98 (7.92%) JavaScript
7 70 (5.66%) Bash Shell
8 65 (5.25%) Go
9 64 (5.17%) TypeScript
10 48 (3.88%) Ruby
11 35 (2.83%) Perl
12 24 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.70%) R
14 13 (1.05%) Scala
15 9 (0.73%) Groovy
16 8 (0.65%) C++
16 8 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.57%) C
17 7 (0.57%) PHP
18 5 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 112 (9.05%) Degree
2 104 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 87 (7.03%) SC Cleared
5 66 (5.34%) CISSP
6 64 (5.17%) MCSE
7 57 (4.61%) CISM
8 53 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (3.56%) CCNA
10 28 (2.26%) CISA
11 27 (2.18%) AWS Certification
12 22 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (1.78%) PMI Certification
13 21 (1.70%) MCSA
14 17 (1.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 15 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.05%) CCNP
17 10 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
18 9 (0.73%) RHCE
18 9 (0.73%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (3.64%) NIST
3 43 (3.48%) GDPR
4 36 (2.91%) SLA
5 27 (2.18%) QA
6 18 (1.46%) ITGC
7 17 (1.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 17 (1.37%) HIPAA
8 15 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (1.13%) PMO
10 12 (0.97%) COBIT
10 12 (0.97%) NCSC
11 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.57%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.24%) COSO
15 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.081%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 313 (25.30%) Active Directory
2 199 (16.09%) Docker
3 161 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (10.43%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.18%) vSphere
7 17 (1.37%) XenApp
8 16 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.13%) Xen
10 8 (0.65%) KVM
11 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.32%) HDFS
13 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.24%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 254 (20.53%) Terraform
2 239 (19.32%) Ansible
3 219 (17.70%) Kubernetes
4 124 (10.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 117 (9.46%) SCCM
6 113 (9.14%) Puppet
7 100 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (2.43%) SCOM
10 25 (2.02%) Prometheus
11 22 (1.78%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (1.46%) Nagios
14 16 (1.29%) CFEngine
15 13 (1.05%) Grafana
15 13 (1.05%) WSUS
16 12 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (0.97%) Salt
17 10 (0.81%) Nessus
18 7 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 475 (38.40%) Microsoft
2 250 (20.21%) VMware
3 122 (9.86%) Google
4 105 (8.49%) Oracle
5 95 (7.68%) Cisco
6 73 (5.90%) Citrix
7 62 (5.01%) Veeam
8 46 (3.72%) SolarWinds
9 35 (2.83%) SAP
10 33 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 31 (2.51%) HP
12 27 (2.18%) ServiceNow
13 25 (2.02%) McAfee
14 24 (1.94%) Databricks
15 23 (1.86%) Sophos
16 20 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (1.54%) Adobe
17 19 (1.54%) hybris
17 19 (1.54%) New Relic
18 18 (1.46%) Splunk