Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 428 528
Rank change year-on-year +107 +100 +197
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1794 1337 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.70% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.65% 5.52% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 971 868
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £84,325 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -2.65% +13.00%

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 31773 24240 19969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.24% 12.70% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 26131 20358 16433
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +121 1685 £60,000 -4.00% 75
London +153 934 £67,500 -3.57% 35
UK excluding London +26 790 £52,500 -4.55% 41
South East +55 309 £60,000 +9.09% 8
North of England +81 189 £50,000 -3.21% 13
Midlands -51 113 £50,000 -13.04% 9
Yorkshire +92 93 £50,000 -28.57% 6
North West +12 93 £52,500 +2.94% 6
West Midlands -30 91 £50,000 -21.88% 6
East of England +40 67 £50,000 -19.35% 2
South West +3 61 £52,500 +1.94% 8
Wales +26 35 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -3 19 £47,500 -6.40% 3
Scotland -36 18 £47,750 -7.28%
North East +20 5 £75,000 +184.36% 1
Northern Ireland -25 2 £81,000 +138.24%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IaaS.

1 1068 (59.53%) PaaS
2 934 (52.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 811 (45.21%) Microsoft
4 719 (40.08%) SaaS
5 669 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
6 620 (34.56%) Windows
7 563 (31.38%) Active Directory
8 473 (26.37%) VMware
9 471 (26.25%) DevOps
10 464 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
11 397 (22.13%) Finance
12 329 (18.34%) Linux
13 316 (17.61%) ITIL
14 305 (17.00%) Puppet
15 299 (16.67%) Office 365
16 298 (16.61%) Java
17 292 (16.28%) SQL Server
18 283 (15.77%) SQL
19 267 (14.88%) Windows Server
20 262 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 252 (14.05%) Data Centre
22 248 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 247 (13.77%) PowerShell
24 246 (13.71%) DNS
25 245 (13.66%) Hyper-V
26 219 (12.21%) Docker
27 215 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
28 213 (11.87%) Python
29 206 (11.48%) Firewall
30 201 (11.20%) MCSE

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
1 185 (10.31%) Skype for Business
2 174 (9.70%) MS Exchange
3 128 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 99 (5.52%) OpenStack
5 87 (4.85%) SharePoint
6 61 (3.40%) Confluence
7 60 (3.34%) CMS
7 60 (3.34%) WebSphere
8 48 (2.68%) Apache Solr
9 45 (2.51%) IIS
10 44 (2.45%) Tomcat
11 38 (2.12%) Apache
12 37 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 30 (1.67%) WebLogic
14 29 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (1.39%) JBoss
17 22 (1.23%) Apache Spark
18 18 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 172 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) assyst
4 5 (0.28%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.056%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1068 (59.53%) PaaS
2 934 (52.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 719 (40.08%) SaaS
4 669 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
5 299 (16.67%) Office 365
6 145 (8.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 72 (4.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 67 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
10 49 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
11 46 (2.56%) Bluemix
12 41 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 34 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (1.45%) Sumo Logic
15 25 (1.39%) iPaaS
16 23 (1.28%) G Suite
17 22 (1.23%) GitHub
18 20 (1.11%) OpenShift
19 18 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 17 (0.95%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 246 (13.71%) DNS
2 206 (11.48%) Firewall
3 181 (10.09%) Skype
4 153 (8.53%) WAN
5 146 (8.14%) VPN
6 114 (6.35%) DHCP
7 109 (6.08%) SAN
8 91 (5.07%) LAN
9 86 (4.79%) TCP/IP
10 82 (4.57%) Internet
11 61 (3.40%) SSL
12 46 (2.56%) LDAP
13 38 (2.12%) DMZ
13 38 (2.12%) HTTP
14 33 (1.84%) Kerberos
15 32 (1.78%) Unified Communications
15 32 (1.78%) VoIP
16 31 (1.73%) Network Security
16 31 (1.73%) VLAN
17 26 (1.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 105 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 100 (5.57%) MongoDB
5 75 (4.18%) MySQL
6 70 (3.90%) Big Data
7 61 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 52 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
10 41 (2.29%) Hadoop
10 41 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 32 (1.78%) CouchDB
12 32 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 173 (9.64%) Jenkins
2 147 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 99 (5.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 80 (4.46%) JIRA
5 47 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 44 (2.45%) Maven
7 41 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 35 (1.95%) Visual Studio
9 32 (1.78%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.39%) Bitbucket
10 25 (1.39%) Mercurial
11 22 (1.23%) Vagrant
12 16 (0.89%) MSBuild
12 16 (0.89%) Travis CI
13 15 (0.84%) GitLab
13 15 (0.84%) GoCD
13 15 (0.84%) JSUnit
14 13 (0.72%) Ant
14 13 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (0.67%) Grunt
General
1 397 (22.13%) Finance
2 166 (9.25%) Banking
3 113 (6.30%) Investment Banking
4 102 (5.69%) Retail Banking
5 96 (5.35%) Marketing
6 79 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 58 (3.23%) Retail
8 46 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 40 (2.23%) Law
10 35 (1.95%) Electronics
11 33 (1.84%) Billing
12 30 (1.67%) Legal
13 19 (1.06%) Back Office
13 19 (1.06%) Publishing
14 18 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 18 (1.00%) Games
15 14 (0.78%) Advertising
16 5 (0.28%) Front Office
17 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 448 (24.97%) Architect
2 188 (10.48%) Cloud Engineer
3 185 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 184 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
5 177 (9.87%) Consultant
6 159 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 147 (8.19%) Azure Engineer
8 146 (8.14%) Developer
9 131 (7.30%) Solutions Architect
10 108 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
11 81 (4.52%) Cloud Consultant
12 79 (4.40%) Azure Architect
13 72 (4.01%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 63 (3.51%) Administrator
15 57 (3.18%) Analyst
16 54 (3.01%) Azure Consultant
17 52 (2.90%) Head of Support
18 44 (2.45%) Service Manager
19 43 (2.40%) Azure DevOps
20 41 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (8.92%) .NET
2 146 (8.14%) Node.js
3 136 (7.58%) Web Services
4 120 (6.69%) CSS
5 119 (6.63%) AngularJS
6 118 (6.58%) HTML
7 101 (5.63%) HTML5
8 53 (2.95%) JSON
9 49 (2.73%) REST
10 44 (2.45%) Spring
11 41 (2.29%) RESTful
12 40 (2.23%) Middleware
12 40 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
13 37 (2.06%) Kafka
14 36 (2.01%) ASP.NET
15 31 (1.73%) SAML
16 29 (1.62%) LAMP
17 28 (1.56%) Java EE
18 25 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
18 25 (1.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 252 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 177 (9.87%) User Experience
3 160 (8.92%) Public Cloud
4 134 (7.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 114 (6.35%) Blackberry
6 100 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
7 76 (4.24%) PKI
8 72 (4.01%) Private Cloud
9 67 (3.73%) Computer Science
10 60 (3.34%) Management Information System
11 56 (3.12%) Clustering
12 50 (2.79%) Replication
13 40 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
14 34 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
15 32 (1.78%) Fintech
16 27 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
17 26 (1.45%) Virtual Team
18 25 (1.39%) Blog
18 25 (1.39%) BYOD
19 24 (1.34%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 620 (34.56%) Windows
2 329 (18.34%) Linux
3 267 (14.88%) Windows Server
4 154 (8.58%) Windows 7
5 132 (7.36%) Apple iOS
6 131 (7.30%) Android
7 109 (6.08%) Mac OS X
8 98 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (4.85%) Unix
10 59 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (3.12%) Windows 10
12 43 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.62%) CentOS
14 28 (1.56%) Windows 8
15 26 (1.45%) Solaris
16 22 (1.23%) Windows Phone
17 19 (1.06%) Debian
18 16 (0.89%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (26.25%) DevOps
2 464 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (17.61%) ITIL
4 215 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
5 191 (10.65%) Service Management
6 172 (9.59%) Migration
7 159 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 156 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 151 (8.42%) Presales
10 149 (8.31%) Analytics
11 143 (7.97%) Project Management
12 141 (7.86%) TOGAF
13 137 (7.64%) Open Source
14 133 (7.41%) Microservices
15 130 (7.25%) TDD
16 124 (6.91%) Asset Management
16 124 (6.91%) Information Security
16 124 (6.91%) Problem Management
17 116 (6.47%) CRM
17 116 (6.47%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 298 (16.61%) Java
2 283 (15.77%) SQL
3 247 (13.77%) PowerShell
4 213 (11.87%) Python
5 156 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 132 (7.36%) PHP
7 98 (5.46%) Ruby
8 96 (5.35%) Bash Shell
9 93 (5.18%) C#
10 78 (4.35%) Perl
11 38 (2.12%) Go
12 33 (1.84%) Scala
13 29 (1.62%) C++
14 23 (1.28%) C
14 23 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.67%) ES6
16 12 (0.67%) VB
17 10 (0.56%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 248 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 201 (11.20%) MCSE
3 132 (7.36%) Degree
4 102 (5.69%) CCA
4 102 (5.69%) Citrix Certification
5 68 (3.79%) MCSA
6 53 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 42 (2.34%) CISSP
8 42 (2.34%) Security Cleared
9 33 (1.84%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.62%) CISM
11 26 (1.45%) CCNA
12 24 (1.34%) MCSD
13 23 (1.28%) ISEB
14 16 (0.89%) PMI Certification
15 15 (0.84%) CCNP
15 15 (0.84%) Master's Degree
16 13 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 13 (0.72%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.29%) SLA
2 53 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.45%) QA
4 33 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.78%) GCP
5 14 (0.78%) GDPR
6 10 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.50%) COBIT
8 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.33%) GPG13
8 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.22%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.056%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.056%) PMO
System Software
1 563 (31.38%) Active Directory
2 262 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (13.66%) Hyper-V
4 219 (12.21%) Docker
5 137 (7.64%) XenApp
6 119 (6.63%) XenDesktop
7 54 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (1.45%) vSphere
9 25 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.78%) vCloud
11 11 (0.61%) NFS
11 11 (0.61%) Xen
12 10 (0.56%) LXC
12 10 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.33%) KVM
14 6 (0.33%) Sendmail
14 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.28%) HDFS
15 5 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 305 (17.00%) Puppet
2 200 (11.15%) SCCM
3 191 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
4 164 (9.14%) Ansible
5 107 (5.96%) AirWatch
6 87 (4.85%) SCOM
7 70 (3.90%) Kubernetes
8 64 (3.57%) Terraform
9 41 (2.29%) Nagios
10 33 (1.84%) ZABBIX
11 27 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
12 24 (1.34%) logstash
12 24 (1.34%) Prometheus
12 24 (1.34%) Salt
13 21 (1.17%) Grafana
14 19 (1.06%) SCVMM
15 18 (1.00%) EdgeSight
15 18 (1.00%) Graphite
16 16 (0.89%) Kibana
17 14 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 811 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 473 (26.37%) VMware
3 194 (10.81%) Oracle
4 191 (10.65%) Citrix
5 154 (8.58%) Google
6 145 (8.08%) IBM
7 142 (7.92%) Cisco
8 131 (7.30%) ServiceNow
9 114 (6.35%) McAfee
10 110 (6.13%) Apple
11 103 (5.74%) AppSense
12 101 (5.63%) Splunk
13 79 (4.40%) SAP
14 71 (3.96%) Red Hat
15 50 (2.79%) ATG
15 50 (2.79%) Demandware
15 50 (2.79%) hybris
16 45 (2.51%) EMC
16 45 (2.51%) NetApp
17 42 (2.34%) HP