Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 299 314
Rank change year-on-year +44 +15 +138
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 1,574 1,711 1,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.13% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.73% 4.31% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,235 1,279 1,460
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,550 £39,675
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 42,255 39,654 36,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 26.25% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34,336 31,631 29,885
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +33 1,455 £65,000 +4.00% 291
UK excluding London +50 872 £60,000 - 211
London +6 606 £72,500 +3.57% 91
South East +32 307 £65,000 +8.33% 56
Midlands +30 193 £60,000 +4.35% 54
North of England +50 189 £57,500 +4.55% 61
West Midlands +29 133 £55,000 -8.33% 38
North West +70 113 £55,000 -8.33% 25
East of England +47 73 £57,500 -4.17% 12
Yorkshire +2 69 £65,000 +23.81% 25
South West +15 66 £45,000 -18.18% 16
East Midlands +10 58 £63,000 +9.57% 16
Scotland +35 30 £55,000 +1.52% 2
Wales -14 10 £53,750 +19.44% 11
North East +1 7 £54,486 -22.16% 11
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,154 (73.32%) Azure
2 1,100 (69.89%) PaaS
3 695 (44.16%) AWS
4 681 (43.27%) Microsoft
5 665 (42.25%) SaaS
6 621 (39.45%) DevOps
7 504 (32.02%) Windows
8 410 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
9 372 (23.63%) Linux
10 343 (21.79%) Active Directory
11 323 (20.52%) PowerShell
12 316 (20.08%) VMware
13 307 (19.50%) SQL
14 300 (19.06%) Office 365
15 297 (18.87%) Migration
16 283 (17.98%) Firewall
17 270 (17.15%) Finance
18 246 (15.63%) Terraform
19 241 (15.31%) Windows Server
20 240 (15.25%) Docker
21 225 (14.29%) Ansible
22 211 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 208 (13.21%) Kubernetes
24 207 (13.15%) SQL Server
25 205 (13.02%) Data Centre
26 203 (12.90%) Public Cloud
26 203 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
27 191 (12.13%) Hyper-V
28 189 (12.01%) Python
29 186 (11.82%) Puppet

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
1 105 (6.67%) IIS
2 79 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 45 (2.86%) Confluence
5 30 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 18 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.14%) Skype for Business
11 16 (1.02%) CMS
12 13 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (0.64%) nginx
14 9 (0.57%) Mule
15 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.51%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.19%) HipChat
4 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Gliffy
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) HFM
1 10 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
2 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,154 (73.32%) Azure
2 1,100 (69.89%) PaaS
3 695 (44.16%) AWS
4 665 (42.25%) SaaS
5 300 (19.06%) Office 365
6 160 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 152 (9.66%) GCP
8 115 (7.31%) Cloud Computing
9 96 (6.10%) Serverless
10 78 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 55 (3.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 54 (3.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 42 (2.67%) GitHub
14 30 (1.91%) Azure Functions
14 30 (1.91%) OneDrive
15 29 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (1.59%) Power Platform
17 23 (1.46%) IBM Cloud
17 23 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 21 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 283 (17.98%) Firewall
2 127 (8.07%) DNS
3 118 (7.50%) VPN
4 94 (5.97%) WAN
5 93 (5.91%) TCP/IP
6 84 (5.34%) LAN
7 68 (4.32%) Network Security
8 55 (3.49%) HTTP
9 47 (2.99%) DHCP
10 43 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 36 (2.29%) VLAN
11 36 (2.29%) Wireless
12 33 (2.10%) Internet
12 33 (2.10%) SAN
13 31 (1.97%) MPLS
14 25 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
15 21 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
15 21 (1.33%) SSL
16 19 (1.21%) IPsec
16 19 (1.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 55 (3.49%) Big Data
4 52 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.41%) Data Lake
7 38 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 38 (2.41%) MySQL
8 32 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.59%) Power BI
11 24 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 22 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 140 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 112 (7.12%) Git (software)
3 86 (5.46%) JIRA
4 53 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 51 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 43 (2.73%) TeamCity
7 38 (2.41%) Maven
8 33 (2.10%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 25 (1.59%) Selenium
12 17 (1.08%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.02%) SonarQube
14 15 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (0.89%) Hudson
15 14 (0.89%) Subversion
15 14 (0.89%) Vagrant
16 13 (0.83%) GitLab
17 12 (0.76%) JUnit
18 9 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 270 (17.15%) Finance
2 76 (4.83%) Retail
3 62 (3.94%) Public Sector
4 48 (3.05%) Banking
5 42 (2.67%) Marketing
6 32 (2.03%) Legal
7 31 (1.97%) Billing
8 29 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.78%) Games
10 22 (1.40%) Law
11 19 (1.21%) Advertising
12 11 (0.70%) Back Office
12 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.57%) Local Government
14 8 (0.51%) French Language
14 8 (0.51%) German Language
15 7 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.32%) Automotive
17 5 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 438 (27.83%) Architect
2 205 (13.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 179 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 164 (10.42%) Consultant
5 157 (9.97%) Solutions Architect
6 145 (9.21%) Azure Architect
7 144 (9.15%) Cloud Architect
8 142 (9.02%) Cloud Engineer
9 117 (7.43%) Azure Engineer
10 97 (6.16%) Developer
11 95 (6.04%) Technical Architect
12 80 (5.08%) Azure Consultant
13 67 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
14 61 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
15 60 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 55 (3.49%) Senior Architect
17 54 (3.43%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
18 52 (3.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 49 (3.11%) Senior Consultant
20 47 (2.99%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.59%) .NET
2 145 (9.21%) Web Services
3 85 (5.40%) JSON
4 64 (4.07%) Middleware
5 52 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 42 (2.67%) REST
7 41 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
8 33 (2.10%) .NET Core
9 31 (1.97%) SOAP
10 30 (1.91%) Node.js
11 29 (1.84%) HTML
11 29 (1.84%) React
12 28 (1.78%) LDAP
13 27 (1.72%) OAuth
14 25 (1.59%) XML
15 23 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (1.46%) CSS
16 21 (1.33%) SAML
17 20 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 205 (13.02%) Data Centre
2 203 (12.90%) Public Cloud
3 149 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 103 (6.54%) Private Cloud
5 90 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (3.30%) User Experience
7 49 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.73%) Clustering
8 43 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 43 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (2.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 39 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (2.16%) Cloud Native
11 34 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
12 26 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
13 23 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.40%) Blog
14 22 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
14 22 (1.40%) Replication
15 21 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 504 (32.02%) Windows
2 372 (23.63%) Linux
3 241 (15.31%) Windows Server
4 76 (4.83%) Windows 10
5 67 (4.26%) Unix
5 67 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.27%) CentOS
9 12 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.64%) Android
10 10 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.51%) VMS
12 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.25%) AIX
13 4 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (39.45%) DevOps
2 410 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (18.87%) Migration
4 211 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 180 (11.44%) ITIL
6 173 (10.99%) Presales
7 154 (9.78%) Microservices
8 138 (8.77%) Infrastructure as Code
9 137 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (8.58%) Configuration Management
11 127 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 116 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
13 113 (7.18%) Project Delivery
14 111 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 108 (6.86%) Mentoring
16 106 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
17 100 (6.35%) Information Security
18 98 (6.23%) SOA
19 91 (5.78%) Capacity Planning
20 89 (5.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 323 (20.52%) PowerShell
2 307 (19.50%) SQL
3 189 (12.01%) Python
4 143 (9.09%) C#
5 124 (7.88%) Bash Shell
6 123 (7.81%) Java
7 89 (5.65%) Ruby
8 66 (4.19%) JavaScript
9 59 (3.75%) PHP
10 41 (2.60%) Perl
11 31 (1.97%) Go
12 22 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.02%) Java 8
13 16 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.95%) Scala
15 13 (0.83%) C
16 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.44%) VBA
17 7 (0.44%) VBScript
18 6 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 113 (7.18%) Degree
1 113 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (4.83%) MCSE
3 55 (3.49%) AWS Certification
3 55 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 53 (3.37%) MCSA
5 47 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (2.80%) CISSP
7 43 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (2.60%) SC Cleared
9 35 (2.22%) CCNA
10 32 (2.03%) CISM
11 22 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 18 (1.14%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.83%) MCSD
14 13 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.64%) CCNP
15 10 (0.64%) MCITP
15 10 (0.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (3.05%) SLA
3 28 (1.78%) QA
4 27 (1.72%) NIST
4 27 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.59%) GDPR
6 18 (1.14%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.89%) NCSC
8 10 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.44%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.064%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 343 (21.79%) Active Directory
2 240 (15.25%) Docker
3 203 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 191 (12.13%) Hyper-V
5 49 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (2.86%) vSphere
7 36 (2.29%) XenApp
8 23 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.27%) HDFS
10 14 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.76%) Xen
12 10 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.57%) NFS
14 8 (0.51%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.44%) vCloud
16 3 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.19%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 246 (15.63%) Terraform
2 225 (14.29%) Ansible
3 208 (13.21%) Kubernetes
4 186 (11.82%) Puppet
5 177 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
6 125 (7.94%) SCCM
7 64 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (2.29%) WSUS
9 34 (2.16%) ZABBIX
10 31 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
11 29 (1.84%) Nagios
12 28 (1.78%) Rancher
12 28 (1.78%) Salt
13 27 (1.72%) SCVMM
14 23 (1.46%) vRealize
15 21 (1.33%) SCOM
16 20 (1.27%) Grafana
17 19 (1.21%) Prometheus
18 16 (1.02%) Packer
19 15 (0.95%) Consul
Vendors
1 681 (43.27%) Microsoft
2 316 (20.08%) VMware
3 125 (7.94%) Cisco
4 121 (7.69%) Google
5 88 (5.59%) Citrix
6 81 (5.15%) Oracle
7 54 (3.43%) Dell
8 49 (3.11%) HP
9 45 (2.86%) IBM
10 41 (2.60%) NetApp
11 35 (2.22%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.91%) EMC
13 29 (1.84%) ServiceNow
14 28 (1.78%) Juniper
14 28 (1.78%) Splunk
15 26 (1.65%) SAP
15 26 (1.65%) WorldPay
16 22 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
17 21 (1.33%) Veeam
18 18 (1.14%) EqualLogic