Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Infrastructure Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Automation
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 682 449 609
Rank change year-on-year -233 +160 +43
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 415 356 484
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.60% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 251 277 331
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £74,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +23.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £75,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £87,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%

Infrastructure Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 120,414 58,914 116,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.03% 93.10% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,049 48,002 93,468
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

Infrastructure Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Infrastructure Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Automation.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -267 326 £72,500 +11.54% 87
London -154 204 £85,000 +17.24% 55
UK excluding London -245 144 £55,000 - 37
Work from Home -191 75 £80,000 +23.08% 21
North of England -144 43 £57,500 +4.55% 9
South East -117 33 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Scotland -54 22 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire -85 18 £57,500 +27.78% 5
North West -118 15 £47,750 -20.42% 4
South West -70 14 £60,000 +14.29% 2
East of England -92 14 £51,250 -24.07% 5
North East -21 10 - -
Midlands -109 9 £80,000 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -94 6 £82,500 +34.69% 2
Wales -44 5 £65,000 +30.00%
Northern Ireland -28 4 £42,500 -15.00%
East Midlands -62 3 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 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 Infrastructure Automation.

1 282 (67.95%) DevOps
2 280 (67.47%) Terraform
3 253 (60.96%) AWS
4 202 (48.67%) Kubernetes
5 191 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (42.41%) Docker
7 168 (40.48%) CI/CD
8 167 (40.24%) Azure
9 165 (39.76%) Python
10 163 (39.28%) Linux
11 157 (37.83%) Ansible
12 136 (32.77%) Configuration Management
13 124 (29.88%) Jenkins
14 118 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (27.95%) Puppet
16 109 (26.27%) Java
17 107 (25.78%) Infrastructure as Code
18 94 (22.65%) GitHub
19 91 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
19 91 (21.93%) Test Automation
20 87 (20.96%) Windows
20 87 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 83 (20.00%) PowerShell
22 82 (19.76%) Finance
22 82 (19.76%) GCP
23 79 (19.04%) Scrum
23 79 (19.04%) Git (software)
24 73 (17.59%) AWS CloudFormation
25 70 (16.87%) Bash
26 69 (16.63%) Software Engineering

Infrastructure Automation
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 37 (8.92%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (7.23%) nginx
3 20 (4.82%) Apache Solr
4 17 (4.10%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.65%) IIS
6 9 (2.17%) Apache
7 5 (1.20%) Confluence
8 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.72%) JBoss
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.24%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 253 (60.96%) AWS
2 167 (40.24%) Azure
3 94 (22.65%) GitHub
4 82 (19.76%) GCP
5 73 (17.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 64 (15.42%) IaaS
7 59 (14.22%) Serverless
8 56 (13.49%) Amazon EC2
9 54 (13.01%) PaaS
10 43 (10.36%) Amazon ECS
11 40 (9.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (9.40%) SaaS
13 34 (8.19%) Datadog
14 30 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
15 29 (6.99%) Amazon S3
15 29 (6.99%) OpenShift
16 25 (6.02%) Amazon EKS
16 25 (6.02%) Microsoft 365
17 24 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
18 21 (5.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.64%) Firewall
2 34 (8.19%) Network Security
3 24 (5.78%) DNS
3 24 (5.78%) VPN
4 19 (4.58%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.86%) LAN
6 9 (2.17%) SSL
7 7 (1.69%) DHCP
7 7 (1.69%) NetScaler
8 6 (1.45%) BIG-IP
8 6 (1.45%) WAN
9 5 (1.20%) Broadband
10 4 (0.96%) BGP
10 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.72%) MPLS
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (0.48%) Internet
12 2 (0.48%) OSPF
12 2 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (8.19%) Redis
3 30 (7.23%) MySQL
4 18 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.86%) InfluxDB
5 16 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.86%) SQL Server
6 15 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.65%) MariaDB
7 11 (2.65%) Power BI
8 9 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
8 9 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.17%) BigQuery
8 9 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (1.93%) Big Data
10 6 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.45%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 124 (29.88%) Jenkins
2 79 (19.04%) Git (software)
3 43 (10.36%) GitLab
4 35 (8.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 33 (7.95%) JIRA
5 33 (7.95%) Maven
6 29 (6.99%) Cucumber
6 29 (6.99%) RSpec
7 21 (5.06%) CircleCI
8 17 (4.10%) Artifactory
9 16 (3.86%) SonarQube
10 15 (3.61%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.61%) JUnit
11 14 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (2.17%) Cypress.io
13 9 (2.17%) Selenium
13 9 (2.17%) webpack
14 7 (1.69%) GoCD
15 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 82 (19.76%) Finance
2 68 (16.39%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.40%) Law
4 27 (6.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 22 (5.30%) Banking
5 22 (5.30%) Public Sector
5 22 (5.30%) Retail
6 17 (4.10%) Games
7 15 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.48%) Publishing
14 1 (0.24%) Electronics
14 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 136 (32.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (11.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 47 (11.33%) Senior DevOps
4 47 (11.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 31 (7.47%) Architect
5 31 (7.47%) Platform Engineer
6 26 (6.27%) Cloud Architect
7 25 (6.02%) Software Engineer
8 24 (5.78%) Automation Engineer
9 23 (5.54%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 22 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
11 21 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
12 18 (4.34%) Developer
12 18 (4.34%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.10%) Java Engineer
13 17 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (3.61%) Applications Engineer
15 14 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
15 14 (3.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.60%) JSON
2 40 (9.64%) Kafka
3 36 (8.67%) Django
4 29 (6.99%) Vue.js
5 24 (5.78%) YAML
6 23 (5.54%) .NET
7 22 (5.30%) Node.js
8 21 (5.06%) React
9 20 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (4.82%) OpenAPI
9 20 (4.82%) Swagger
10 17 (4.10%) Spring
10 17 (4.10%) Web Services
11 16 (3.86%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (3.86%) Spring Boot
12 11 (2.65%) GraphQL
13 9 (2.17%) Jest
13 9 (2.17%) Nuxt
13 9 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.17%) Vuex
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.49%) Cloud Native
2 55 (13.25%) Public Cloud
3 36 (8.67%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.78%) Private Cloud
5 20 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (4.10%) PKI
8 15 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (3.37%) Blog
10 11 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (2.65%) Virtual Team
11 10 (2.41%) Mobile App
12 9 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.45%) User Experience
14 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.96%) Renewable Energy
14 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.72%) DataPower
15 3 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 163 (39.28%) Linux
2 87 (20.96%) Windows
3 39 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.27%) Unix
5 22 (5.30%) CentOS
6 20 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.89%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.41%) SUSE
9 5 (1.20%) Debian
10 4 (0.96%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.48%) Fedora
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) AIX
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (67.95%) DevOps
2 191 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (40.48%) CI/CD
4 136 (32.77%) Configuration Management
5 118 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (25.78%) Infrastructure as Code
7 91 (21.93%) Test Automation
8 87 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 79 (19.04%) Scrum
10 69 (16.63%) Software Engineering
11 65 (15.66%) Microservices
12 64 (15.42%) Migration
13 63 (15.18%) Mentoring
14 48 (11.57%) Fintech
15 47 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (10.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 40 (9.64%) Thought Leadership
19 37 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
20 36 (8.67%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 165 (39.76%) Python
2 109 (26.27%) Java
3 83 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 70 (16.87%) Bash
5 68 (16.39%) SQL
6 41 (9.88%) JavaScript
7 28 (6.75%) Ruby
8 23 (5.54%) C#
9 22 (5.30%) Go
9 22 (5.30%) Groovy
10 17 (4.10%) Perl
11 10 (2.41%) R
11 10 (2.41%) Scala
12 9 (2.17%) ES6
12 9 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.93%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.69%) Elixir
15 6 (1.45%) C
15 6 (1.45%) C++
16 5 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (5.30%) AWS Certification
2 21 (5.06%) Degree
3 13 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.48%) CCSP
8 2 (0.48%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) HNC
9 1 (0.24%) HND
9 1 (0.24%) RHCE
9 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.08%) QA
2 11 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.93%) SLA
4 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (42.41%) Docker
2 34 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.75%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (4.82%) Varnish
6 19 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (3.61%) XenApp
8 12 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (2.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.96%) KVM
10 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.48%) iptables
12 1 (0.24%) ACF2
12 1 (0.24%) Firmware
12 1 (0.24%) LXC
12 1 (0.24%) NFS
12 1 (0.24%) RACF
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 280 (67.47%) Terraform
2 202 (48.67%) Kubernetes
3 157 (37.83%) Ansible
4 116 (27.95%) Puppet
5 91 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (6.51%) Prometheus
7 18 (4.34%) Packer
8 14 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (3.13%) Nagios
10 12 (2.89%) SCCM
11 11 (2.65%) EdgeSight
11 11 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (2.65%) SCOM
11 11 (2.65%) SCOrch
11 11 (2.65%) SCVMM
12 9 (2.17%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.69%) Fluentd
13 7 (1.69%) Grafana
13 7 (1.69%) Graphite
13 7 (1.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 65 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.40%) Google
3 31 (7.47%) Oracle
3 31 (7.47%) VMware
4 24 (5.78%) Splunk
5 22 (5.30%) Cisco
5 22 (5.30%) Red Hat
6 21 (5.06%) Citrix
7 20 (4.82%) Spotify
8 15 (3.61%) Veeam
9 14 (3.37%) HP
10 13 (3.13%) Juniper
11 12 (2.89%) Fortinet
11 12 (2.89%) New Relic
12 11 (2.65%) SAP
13 9 (2.17%) F5
14 8 (1.93%) Dynatrace
15 7 (1.69%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.69%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.45%) Atlassian