Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 235 272
Rank change year-on-year +54 +37 -1
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,516 1,588 1,817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.39% 1.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.44% 4.00% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,212 1,352
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +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 34,158 39,667 41,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.13% 34.84% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 28,084 32,682 33,482
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,623 £39,114
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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 +55 1,327 £65,000 - 308
UK excluding London +26 718 £60,000 -4.00% 190
London +67 604 £72,500 - 132
Work from Home +10 375 £65,000 -7.14% 61
South East +77 290 £62,500 -7.41% 41
North of England +5 176 £57,500 - 61
North West +8 105 £55,000 -4.35% 44
Midlands -24 99 £60,000 +9.09% 30
South West +48 91 £52,500 -4.55% 22
West Midlands -18 78 £67,500 +22.73% 23
Yorkshire -29 47 £49,500 -20.80% 13
East of England +39 40 £60,000 +4.35% 21
Scotland -2 26 £62,500 -1.80% 3
North East +28 24 £60,000 +9.09% 4
East Midlands -5 21 £57,500 -4.17% 7
Wales +26 14 £42,500 -34.62% 12

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,160 (76.52%) PaaS
2 1,133 (74.74%) Azure
3 674 (44.46%) DevOps
4 639 (42.15%) SaaS
5 608 (40.11%) AWS
6 595 (39.25%) Microsoft
7 498 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
8 458 (30.21%) Active Directory
9 453 (29.88%) Windows
10 411 (27.11%) PowerShell
11 374 (24.67%) Kubernetes
12 346 (22.82%) Terraform
13 327 (21.57%) Ansible
14 319 (21.04%) SQL
15 305 (20.12%) Linux
16 291 (19.20%) Docker
17 270 (17.81%) Python
18 268 (17.68%) SQL Server
19 266 (17.55%) Microsoft 365
20 264 (17.41%) Azure Active Directory
21 262 (17.28%) VMware
22 256 (16.89%) Windows Server
23 235 (15.50%) Finance
24 226 (14.91%) Migration
25 221 (14.58%) GCP
26 220 (14.51%) Public Cloud
27 209 (13.79%) Microservices
27 209 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 200 (13.19%) Security Cleared
29 192 (12.66%) Configuration Management

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 78 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.30%) IIS
3 47 (3.10%) NServiceBus
4 42 (2.77%) Confluence
5 36 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 35 (2.31%) MS Exchange
7 31 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 13 (0.86%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.66%) Apache
11 7 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.40%) Camunda
12 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.33%) nginx
13 5 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.46%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.20%) Lorenzo
8 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.066%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,160 (76.52%) PaaS
2 1,133 (74.74%) Azure
3 639 (42.15%) SaaS
4 608 (40.11%) AWS
5 266 (17.55%) Microsoft 365
6 264 (17.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 221 (14.58%) GCP
8 138 (9.10%) Serverless
9 93 (6.13%) Power Platform
10 89 (5.87%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (4.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 64 (4.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 54 (3.56%) Azure Data Factory
14 44 (2.90%) GitHub
15 40 (2.64%) PowerApps
16 38 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (2.44%) OneDrive
18 35 (2.31%) Azure Functions
19 34 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
20 26 (1.72%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 171 (11.28%) Firewall
2 143 (9.43%) DNS
3 87 (5.74%) VPN
4 76 (5.01%) SAN
5 67 (4.42%) Network Security
6 64 (4.22%) Skype
7 62 (4.09%) HTTP
8 57 (3.76%) TCP/IP
9 56 (3.69%) WAN
10 51 (3.36%) DHCP
11 49 (3.23%) VLAN
12 48 (3.17%) Internet
13 35 (2.31%) LAN
14 29 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (1.32%) DMZ
15 20 (1.32%) SSL
16 18 (1.19%) WAAS
17 14 (0.92%) FTP
17 14 (0.92%) NetScaler
17 14 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 103 (6.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 102 (6.73%) NoSQL
4 59 (3.89%) Cosmos DB
5 50 (3.30%) Big Data
6 45 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (2.90%) Power BI
8 38 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 33 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (1.91%) Relational Database
12 26 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (1.45%) Redis
13 22 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 17 (1.12%) MySQL
15 17 (1.12%) Tableau
16 16 (1.06%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 181 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 153 (10.09%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.76%) TeamCity
4 54 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 53 (3.50%) JIRA
6 49 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 43 (2.84%) Bitbucket
8 36 (2.37%) GitLab
9 32 (2.11%) Maven
10 28 (1.85%) Gradle
11 19 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (1.25%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.53%) gulp
14 6 (0.40%) Robot Framework
14 6 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.26%) Fiddler
15 4 (0.26%) Jasmine
15 4 (0.26%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 235 (15.50%) Finance
2 55 (3.63%) Banking
2 55 (3.63%) Public Sector
3 38 (2.51%) Retail
4 36 (2.37%) Billing
5 30 (1.98%) Legal
6 26 (1.72%) Law
7 22 (1.45%) Back Office
8 21 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.25%) Marketing
10 15 (0.99%) Games
11 14 (0.92%) Local Government
12 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Electronics
15 3 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Advertising
16 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 396 (26.12%) Architect
2 212 (13.98%) Azure Engineer
3 210 (13.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 198 (13.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 180 (11.87%) Consultant
6 158 (10.42%) Cloud Architect
7 154 (10.16%) Azure Architect
8 144 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 139 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
10 122 (8.05%) Developer
11 96 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
12 90 (5.94%) Azure Consultant
13 83 (5.47%) AWS DevOps
14 80 (5.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 68 (4.49%) Platform Engineer
16 67 (4.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 52 (3.43%) Cloud Consultant
18 51 (3.36%) Security Engineer
19 50 (3.30%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
19 50 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.41%) .NET
2 95 (6.27%) Web Services
3 94 (6.20%) .NET Core
4 88 (5.80%) React
5 64 (4.22%) .NET Framework
5 64 (4.22%) CSS
6 62 (4.09%) REST
7 52 (3.43%) JSON
8 51 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
9 50 (3.30%) ASP.NET
10 48 (3.17%) HTML
11 46 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (2.97%) ASP.NET Core
12 45 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 43 (2.84%) AngularJS
13 43 (2.84%) Kafka
14 42 (2.77%) Node.js
15 34 (2.24%) Blazor
16 29 (1.91%) HTML5
16 29 (1.91%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 220 (14.51%) Public Cloud
2 179 (11.81%) Data Centre
3 144 (9.50%) Cloud Native
4 80 (5.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 69 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 67 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (4.09%) Private Cloud
8 49 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.58%) PKI
12 23 (1.52%) Clustering
13 22 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.45%) User Experience
14 21 (1.39%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.19%) PMI
16 17 (1.12%) Replication
17 16 (1.06%) Blog
18 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
19 12 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 453 (29.88%) Windows
2 305 (20.12%) Linux
3 256 (16.89%) Windows Server
4 91 (6.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 88 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 79 (5.21%) Unix
7 71 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.58%) VMS
10 21 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.79%) SUSE
13 11 (0.73%) Alpine Linux
14 9 (0.59%) CentOS
15 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.33%) Solaris
17 4 (0.26%) Android
17 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (44.46%) DevOps
2 498 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (14.91%) Migration
4 209 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 209 (13.79%) Microservices
5 192 (12.66%) Configuration Management
6 189 (12.47%) Infrastructure as Code
7 157 (10.36%) Presales
8 153 (10.09%) ITIL
9 126 (8.31%) Analytics
10 108 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 106 (6.99%) Mentoring
12 97 (6.40%) Scrum
13 95 (6.27%) Software Engineering
14 91 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (5.87%) Information Security
15 89 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
16 87 (5.74%) Project Delivery
17 83 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 411 (27.11%) PowerShell
2 319 (21.04%) SQL
3 270 (17.81%) Python
4 159 (10.49%) C#
5 147 (9.70%) Java
6 131 (8.64%) JavaScript
7 96 (6.33%) Bash Shell
8 67 (4.42%) Go
9 64 (4.22%) Ruby
10 55 (3.63%) Perl
11 53 (3.50%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.19%) C++
15 17 (1.12%) Groovy
16 16 (1.06%) ES6
16 16 (1.06%) Scala
17 14 (0.92%) Java 8
18 11 (0.73%) R
19 10 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 200 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 167 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 122 (8.05%) Degree
4 85 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (3.36%) CISSP
6 48 (3.17%) MCSE
7 46 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (2.70%) CISM
9 38 (2.51%) CISA
10 37 (2.44%) CCNA
11 25 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
12 22 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (1.45%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.32%) AWS Certification
14 19 (1.25%) MCSA
15 18 (1.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 13 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (0.79%) OCP
18 11 (0.73%) RHCE
18 11 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (2.57%) QA
3 35 (2.31%) SLA
4 28 (1.85%) NIST
5 24 (1.58%) GDPR
6 19 (1.25%) ITGC
7 18 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 18 (1.19%) HIPAA
8 17 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.86%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.79%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.79%) GRC
11 11 (0.73%) COBIT
11 11 (0.73%) PMO
12 10 (0.66%) NCSC
13 9 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.53%) SOC 2
15 6 (0.40%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.13%) COSO
16 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 458 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 291 (19.20%) Docker
3 184 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 87 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.58%) vSphere
7 23 (1.52%) KVM
8 20 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.86%) Xen
10 11 (0.73%) XenApp
11 9 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.40%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.26%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 374 (24.67%) Kubernetes
2 346 (22.82%) Terraform
3 327 (21.57%) Ansible
4 142 (9.37%) SCCM
5 141 (9.30%) Puppet
6 122 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
7 112 (7.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 66 (4.35%) SCOM
9 47 (3.10%) Prometheus
10 41 (2.70%) CFEngine
11 35 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
12 32 (2.11%) SCVMM
13 28 (1.85%) Nagios
14 26 (1.72%) Grafana
15 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 21 (1.39%) Packer
17 19 (1.25%) Demisto
18 18 (1.19%) Opsview
19 15 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
20 14 (0.92%) Graphite
Vendors
1 595 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 262 (17.28%) VMware
3 154 (10.16%) Google
4 153 (10.09%) Oracle
5 100 (6.60%) Cisco
6 86 (5.67%) Citrix
7 68 (4.49%) Veeam
8 47 (3.10%) Splunk
9 41 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 40 (2.64%) ServiceNow
11 38 (2.51%) SolarWinds
12 25 (1.65%) SAP
13 24 (1.58%) NetApp
14 23 (1.52%) McAfee
15 22 (1.45%) HP
16 19 (1.25%) ArcSight
17 18 (1.19%) Databricks
17 18 (1.19%) Dell
18 17 (1.12%) EMC
19 16 (1.06%) CommVault