Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring PaaS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited PaaS over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 345 153 203
Rank change year-on-year -192 +50 -36
Permanent jobs citing PaaS 815 2,178 3,474
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 2.36% 2.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.22% 5.47% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 654 1,087 1,864
10th Percentile £43,392 £43,477 £45,150
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +3.70%
75th Percentile £87,500 £88,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £61,240
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.14% -0.42%

All Cloud Skills
UK

PaaS falls under the Cloud Services category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring cloud computing skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 36,734 39,810 83,792
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.43% 43.05% 48.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27,324 26,970 41,396
10th Percentile £30,413 £34,248 £34,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £64,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.16% +2.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £102,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.18% +4.76% +5.00%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PaaS.

Salary trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2024. 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 -180 687 £70,000 -3.45% 120
UK excluding London -257 399 £60,000 -7.69% 73
Work from Home -210 316 £69,500 -0.71% 69
London -81 314 £82,500 +1.85% 60
North of England -180 94 £56,465 -19.34% 24
South West -84 83 £62,500 +5.00% 8
Midlands -93 83 £65,000 +8.33% 14
South East -140 81 £62,500 - 12
West Midlands -19 75 £69,235 +10.78% 12
North West -160 59 £62,500 -10.71% 15
Scotland -165 39 £59,526 -0.79% 11
Yorkshire -30 27 £55,430 -6.88% 9
East of England -28 12 £60,000 - 2
North East -27 8 £43,500 -37.86%
Wales -42 8 £52,101 -13.17% 1
East Midlands -86 6 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Northern Ireland -25 3 £100,000 +100.00% 2

PaaS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.19%) Microsoft Exchange
3 12 (1.47%) Confluence
4 11 (1.35%) CMS
5 8 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (0.98%) WordPress
6 7 (0.86%) IIS
7 6 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.49%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.25%) Liferay
10 2 (0.25%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) Trello
5 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 656 (80.49%) Azure
2 570 (69.94%) IaaS
3 404 (49.57%) SaaS
4 261 (32.02%) AWS
5 177 (21.72%) Microsoft 365
6 175 (21.47%) Azure DevOps
7 103 (12.64%) GCP
8 96 (11.78%) Entra ID
9 81 (9.94%) Power Platform
10 53 (6.50%) Cloud Computing
11 50 (6.13%) Serverless
12 48 (5.89%) GitHub
13 40 (4.91%) Azure AKS
14 38 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
15 28 (3.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 23 (2.82%) Azure Monitor
17 22 (2.70%) GitHub Actions
18 21 (2.58%) Azure Stack
19 16 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
20 15 (1.84%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 133 (16.32%) Firewall
2 89 (10.92%) WAN
3 79 (9.69%) DNS
4 76 (9.33%) VPN
5 56 (6.87%) LAN
6 51 (6.26%) Wi-Fi
7 47 (5.77%) SD-WAN
8 34 (4.17%) DHCP
9 25 (3.07%) Network Security
9 25 (3.07%) SAN
10 22 (2.70%) BGP
11 19 (2.33%) Unified Communications
11 19 (2.33%) Wireless
12 17 (2.09%) Internet
13 13 (1.60%) Cisco ISE
13 13 (1.60%) MPLS
14 12 (1.47%) VLAN
15 11 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (1.23%) DMZ
16 10 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (3.44%) NoSQL
4 24 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.94%) MySQL
5 23 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.45%) Power BI
7 15 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.47%) Big Data
9 12 (1.47%) Redis
10 11 (1.35%) Metadata
10 11 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.86%) DynamoDB
13 6 (0.74%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.74%) Delta Lake
14 5 (0.61%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 60 (7.36%) Git
2 30 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.58%) JIRA
4 16 (1.96%) SonarQube
5 15 (1.84%) GitLab
6 14 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.23%) Postman
9 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.61%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.25%) Bower
12 2 (0.25%) gulp
12 2 (0.25%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.25%) Maven
12 2 (0.25%) Moq
12 2 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 201 (24.66%) Social Skills
2 119 (14.60%) Finance
3 76 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (7.48%) Public Sector
5 49 (6.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 29 (3.56%) Law
6 29 (3.56%) Marketing
7 22 (2.70%) Legal
8 20 (2.45%) Banking
9 19 (2.33%) Retail
10 14 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
10 14 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (0.98%) Police
14 7 (0.86%) Games
14 7 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.74%) Electronics
15 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 202 (24.79%) Architect
2 156 (19.14%) Senior
3 93 (11.41%) Developer
4 92 (11.29%) Azure Engineer
5 84 (10.31%) Lead
6 82 (10.06%) Solutions Architect
7 79 (9.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 63 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 62 (7.61%) Cloud Architect
10 48 (5.89%) Consultant
10 48 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (5.52%) Analyst
12 41 (5.03%) Platform Engineer
13 39 (4.79%) Azure Architect
14 33 (4.05%) Cloud Platform Engineer
15 27 (3.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
17 24 (2.94%) Technical Manager
18 23 (2.82%) Senior Architect
19 22 (2.70%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (14.11%) .NET
2 59 (7.24%) ARM Templates
3 53 (6.50%) JSON
4 37 (4.54%) Middleware
5 29 (3.56%) Web Services
6 27 (3.31%) YAML
7 26 (3.19%) RESTful
8 25 (3.07%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.58%) HTML
9 21 (2.58%) REST
10 20 (2.45%) XML
11 18 (2.21%) Node.js
12 17 (2.09%) Azure Blueprints
13 16 (1.96%) React
14 15 (1.84%) .NET Core
14 15 (1.84%) CSS
15 14 (1.72%) ASP.NET
15 14 (1.72%) SOAP
16 13 (1.60%) AngularJS
17 12 (1.47%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 115 (14.11%) Public Cloud
2 106 (13.01%) Cloud Native
3 56 (6.87%) Data Centre
4 54 (6.63%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 28 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.82%) Enterprise Cloud
8 22 (2.70%) Product Ownership
9 20 (2.45%) Data Structures
10 19 (2.33%) Replication
11 18 (2.21%) Distributed Systems
11 18 (2.21%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.96%) Onboarding
12 16 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.72%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.60%) Driving Licence
15 10 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.23%) Security Posture
16 9 (1.10%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 123 (15.09%) Windows
2 80 (9.82%) Linux
3 60 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.21%) Unix
5 16 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
6 14 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.60%) VMS
7 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.10%) Solaris
10 8 (0.98%) Android
10 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.49%) DC/OS
12 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.37%) CentOS
14 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (41.47%) DevOps
2 201 (24.66%) Agile
3 171 (20.98%) Infrastructure as Code
4 147 (18.04%) CI/CD
5 111 (13.62%) ITIL
6 108 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 103 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
8 92 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (10.92%) Microservices
10 87 (10.67%) Mentoring
11 86 (10.55%) Roadmaps
12 76 (9.33%) Analytics
12 76 (9.33%) Cloud Security
13 71 (8.71%) TOGAF
14 66 (8.10%) Platform Engineering
15 65 (7.98%) Information Security
15 65 (7.98%) Migration
16 64 (7.85%) Containerisation
17 62 (7.61%) Software Engineering
18 60 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 159 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 135 (16.56%) SQL
3 98 (12.02%) Python
4 74 (9.08%) C#
5 57 (6.99%) Bicep
6 52 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 43 (5.28%) Bash
8 40 (4.91%) Java
9 16 (1.96%) Go
10 10 (1.23%) Ruby
11 9 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.86%) PHP
13 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.61%) C++
15 3 (0.37%) Kusto Query Language
15 3 (0.37%) Scala
16 2 (0.25%) C
16 2 (0.25%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.25%) VB
16 2 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 127 (15.58%) Degree
2 102 (12.52%) Security Cleared
3 96 (11.78%) Azure Certification
4 54 (6.63%) SC Cleared
5 41 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (4.17%) AWS Certification
8 32 (3.93%) TOGAF Certification
9 25 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (2.82%) CISSP
10 23 (2.82%) Master's Degree
11 19 (2.33%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 19 (2.33%) CCNA
11 19 (2.33%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (1.47%) A+ Certification
14 11 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 11 (1.35%) CCSP
15 10 (1.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (3.31%) NCSC
3 25 (3.07%) NIST
4 24 (2.94%) QA
5 23 (2.82%) GDPR
6 18 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (1.60%) HIPAA
7 13 (1.60%) SLA
8 8 (0.98%) COBIT
8 8 (0.98%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.86%) Accessibility
9 7 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.74%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.74%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 5 (0.61%) PMO
12 3 (0.37%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.12%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 123 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.71%) Docker
3 53 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.58%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.21%) vSphere
7 17 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (1.72%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.49%) XenApp
11 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) Firmware
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 210 (25.77%) Terraform
2 124 (15.21%) Kubernetes
3 84 (10.31%) Ansible
4 53 (6.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (2.94%) Puppet
6 23 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 17 (2.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.35%) Istio
9 10 (1.23%) Nessus
9 10 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.86%) Progress Chef
11 6 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (0.74%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.74%) SCCM
12 5 (0.61%) Grafana
12 5 (0.61%) Kibana
12 5 (0.61%) Packer
13 4 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.49%) Nagios
13 4 (0.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 345 (42.33%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.96%) Cisco
3 67 (8.22%) VMware
4 46 (5.64%) Oracle
5 43 (5.28%) Google
6 26 (3.19%) Salesforce
7 23 (2.82%) Palo Alto
8 22 (2.70%) Citrix
8 22 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 22 (2.70%) Splunk
8 22 (2.70%) Veeam
9 19 (2.33%) SAP
10 18 (2.21%) Meraki
11 16 (1.96%) Databricks
12 15 (1.84%) NetApp
13 12 (1.47%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.47%) Sparx
14 10 (1.23%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (1.23%) CA
14 10 (1.23%) UiPath