Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 172 227
Rank change year-on-year +19 +55 +53
Permanent jobs citing PaaS 2,608 1,440 2,214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.03% 1.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.40% 5.57% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,825 1,014 1,620
10th Percentile £44,750 £42,750 £42,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,875 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +6.67%

PaaS 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 48,328 25,846 43,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.71% 36.51% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 34,864 21,351 35,854
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £74,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 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 +19 2,314 £70,000 +3.70% 493
London +45 1,196 £77,500 +6.90% 238
UK excluding London -10 1,137 £62,500 -3.85% 265
Work from Home -15 550 £70,000 +7.69% 90
South East -8 402 £65,000 - 62
North of England +1 304 £60,000 -9.09% 81
North West -7 165 £60,000 -11.11% 41
Midlands -36 165 £60,000 +4.80% 60
South West -25 118 £60,000 -26.15% 28
Yorkshire -6 108 £65,000 +18.18% 29
West Midlands -40 106 £62,500 +4.17% 45
Scotland -29 67 £57,250 +4.09% 8
East of England -10 60 £48,000 -24.71% 19
East Midlands -21 59 £55,000 - 14
North East -4 33 £62,500 +13.64% 11
Wales -17 25 £60,000 +29.73% 6
Northern Ireland -35 2 £56,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 1,810 (69.40%) Azure
2 1,550 (59.43%) IaaS
3 1,260 (48.31%) DevOps
4 1,161 (44.52%) SaaS
5 1,120 (42.94%) AWS
6 1,098 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
7 940 (36.04%) Microsoft
8 799 (30.64%) Kubernetes
9 631 (24.19%) PowerShell
10 619 (23.73%) Docker
11 615 (23.58%) Terraform
12 610 (23.39%) Python
13 604 (23.16%) SQL
14 510 (19.56%) Microservices
15 500 (19.17%) Active Directory
16 492 (18.87%) Social Skills
17 470 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
18 460 (17.64%) Linux
19 459 (17.60%) Windows
20 445 (17.06%) Ansible
21 442 (16.95%) .NET
22 422 (16.18%) Finance
23 415 (15.91%) Java
24 413 (15.84%) GCP
25 410 (15.72%) Public Cloud
26 398 (15.26%) JavaScript
27 388 (14.88%) C#
28 365 (14.00%) Serverless
29 358 (13.73%) SQL Server
30 355 (13.61%) Azure Active Directory

PaaS
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
1 191 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 118 (4.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 96 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (2.65%) Confluence
5 65 (2.49%) IIS
6 51 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 43 (1.65%) Apache Spark
8 40 (1.53%) GemFire
9 34 (1.30%) Apache
10 30 (1.15%) MS Exchange
11 22 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.65%) NServiceBus
13 14 (0.54%) WordPress
14 13 (0.50%) CMS
15 12 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
15 12 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.42%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.38%) nginx
17 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
18 9 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.077%) Weka
7 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.038%) Figma
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 66 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
3 41 (1.57%) Sentinel
4 15 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 12 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 11 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.23%) Summit
8 5 (0.19%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.077%) Maximo
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.077%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,810 (69.40%) Azure
2 1,550 (59.43%) IaaS
3 1,161 (44.52%) SaaS
4 1,120 (42.94%) AWS
5 413 (15.84%) GCP
6 365 (14.00%) Serverless
7 355 (13.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 320 (12.27%) Microsoft 365
9 185 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 179 (6.86%) Power Platform
11 162 (6.21%) GitHub
12 155 (5.94%) Azure Service Bus
13 154 (5.90%) Cloud Computing
14 136 (5.21%) Amazon EKS
15 132 (5.06%) Azure Storage
16 100 (3.83%) Azure Key Vault
17 99 (3.80%) Azure Data Factory
18 97 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
19 95 (3.64%) Azure App Service
20 86 (3.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 256 (9.82%) Firewall
2 155 (5.94%) DNS
3 143 (5.48%) VPN
4 108 (4.14%) Network Security
5 97 (3.72%) WAN
6 86 (3.30%) HTTP
7 81 (3.11%) LAN
8 74 (2.84%) TCP/IP
9 64 (2.45%) SAN
10 62 (2.38%) DHCP
11 44 (1.69%) SSL
12 38 (1.46%) Internet
13 32 (1.23%) VLAN
14 29 (1.11%) Calico
15 24 (0.92%) VoIP
16 23 (0.88%) Skype
17 22 (0.84%) DMZ
18 21 (0.81%) Unified Communications
19 19 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
20 18 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 182 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 166 (6.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 156 (5.98%) Big Data
5 110 (4.22%) Power BI
6 103 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 82 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 79 (3.03%) MySQL
10 70 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 65 (2.49%) Data Lake
11 65 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 63 (2.42%) Redis
12 63 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 63 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
14 46 (1.76%) Hadoop
15 38 (1.46%) Tableau
16 32 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 27 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 347 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 325 (12.46%) Jenkins
3 127 (4.87%) JIRA
4 89 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 88 (3.37%) GitLab
6 81 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (2.53%) Gradle
7 66 (2.53%) TeamCity
8 57 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 50 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 50 (1.92%) Cucumber
10 48 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 47 (1.80%) Selenium
12 45 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 43 (1.65%) gulp
14 42 (1.61%) Maven
15 40 (1.53%) Protractor
16 35 (1.34%) Visual Studio
17 23 (0.88%) webpack
18 21 (0.81%) Artifactory
General
1 492 (18.87%) Social Skills
2 422 (16.18%) Finance
3 169 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (5.37%) Public Sector
5 132 (5.06%) Presentation Skills
6 119 (4.56%) Banking
7 86 (3.30%) Law
8 85 (3.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 74 (2.84%) Marketing
10 62 (2.38%) Retail
11 60 (2.30%) Legal
12 57 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
13 44 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
14 36 (1.38%) Local Government
15 34 (1.30%) Billing
16 31 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
16 31 (1.19%) Games
17 29 (1.11%) Back Office
18 19 (0.73%) Telecoms
19 17 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 733 (28.11%) Architect
2 329 (12.62%) Developer
3 286 (10.97%) Cloud Engineer
4 281 (10.77%) Azure Engineer
5 267 (10.24%) Cloud Architect
6 261 (10.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 250 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
8 184 (7.06%) Azure Architect
9 159 (6.10%) Consultant
10 139 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 127 (4.87%) AWS Engineer
12 108 (4.14%) Software Engineer
13 96 (3.68%) AWS DevOps
14 92 (3.53%) Senior Architect
15 90 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 89 (3.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 87 (3.34%) Senior DevOps
18 86 (3.30%) Azure Developer
19 80 (3.07%) .NET Developer
20 79 (3.03%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (16.95%) .NET
2 322 (12.35%) React
3 263 (10.08%) Web Services
4 245 (9.39%) .NET Core
5 216 (8.28%) Node.js
6 203 (7.78%) CSS
7 161 (6.17%) AngularJS
8 137 (5.25%) Kafka
9 128 (4.91%) RESTful
10 118 (4.52%) .NET Framework
10 118 (4.52%) REST
11 106 (4.06%) Spring
12 102 (3.91%) HTML
13 95 (3.64%) JSON
14 92 (3.53%) Spring Boot
15 84 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
16 83 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
17 79 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
18 75 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 73 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 410 (15.72%) Public Cloud
2 280 (10.74%) Cloud Native
3 196 (7.52%) Data Centre
4 183 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 121 (4.64%) User Experience
6 85 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 81 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 79 (3.03%) Blog
8 79 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
9 77 (2.95%) Private Cloud
10 73 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
11 66 (2.53%) Virtual Team
12 59 (2.26%) N-Tier
13 42 (1.61%) Clustering
13 42 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
14 39 (1.50%) NHS
15 32 (1.23%) PKI
16 27 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 22 (0.84%) Reinsurance
18 20 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 460 (17.64%) Linux
2 459 (17.60%) Windows
3 219 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 116 (4.45%) Unix
5 66 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
7 44 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 40 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (1.34%) VMS
10 29 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 26 (1.00%) Android
12 24 (0.92%) SUSE
13 23 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
16 7 (0.27%) Solaris
17 6 (0.23%) CentOS
17 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,260 (48.31%) DevOps
2 1,098 (42.10%) Agile Software Development
3 510 (19.56%) Microservices
4 470 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 329 (12.62%) Migration
6 304 (11.66%) Mentoring
6 304 (11.66%) Software Engineering
7 282 (10.81%) Analytics
8 267 (10.24%) Scrum
9 242 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 236 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
11 226 (8.67%) Configuration Management
12 218 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
13 215 (8.24%) Computer Science
14 211 (8.09%) Presales
15 191 (7.32%) TDD
16 186 (7.13%) ITIL
17 174 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
18 173 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
19 165 (6.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 631 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 610 (23.39%) Python
3 604 (23.16%) SQL
4 415 (15.91%) Java
5 398 (15.26%) JavaScript
6 388 (14.88%) C#
7 235 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 153 (5.87%) Ruby
9 111 (4.26%) Go
10 106 (4.06%) T-SQL
11 96 (3.68%) Perl
12 92 (3.53%) PHP
13 89 (3.41%) TypeScript
14 55 (2.11%) C++
15 49 (1.88%) Scala
16 47 (1.80%) Groovy
17 43 (1.65%) C
17 43 (1.65%) ES6
18 37 (1.42%) Shell Script
19 26 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 326 (12.50%) Degree
2 225 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 191 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 125 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 109 (4.18%) Oracle Certification
6 70 (2.68%) OCP
7 55 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (1.50%) CISSP
9 31 (1.19%) Master's Degree
10 30 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.00%) CISM
12 24 (0.92%) CISA
13 23 (0.88%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.88%) CCNA
14 22 (0.84%) MCSE
15 19 (0.73%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.58%) PMP
17 14 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (0.50%) MCSA
18 13 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.30%) SLA
2 67 (2.57%) QA
3 65 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.38%) GDPR
5 33 (1.27%) NIST
6 26 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (0.54%) Accessibility
10 11 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 11 (0.42%) PMO
11 10 (0.38%) SOC 2
12 9 (0.35%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.31%) COBIT
13 8 (0.31%) GRC
13 8 (0.31%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.19%) ITGC
14 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 619 (23.73%) Docker
2 500 (19.17%) Active Directory
3 213 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 122 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
5 104 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 54 (2.07%) vSphere
7 26 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 25 (0.96%) KVM
9 19 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.65%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.38%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.31%) HDFS
14 7 (0.27%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.27%) Xen
15 6 (0.23%) NFS
16 5 (0.19%) Ceph
16 5 (0.19%) XenApp
17 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
17 3 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 799 (30.64%) Kubernetes
2 615 (23.58%) Terraform
3 445 (17.06%) Ansible
4 272 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
5 210 (8.05%) Puppet
6 128 (4.91%) SCCM
7 77 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 65 (2.49%) SCOM
9 61 (2.34%) Prometheus
10 58 (2.22%) Grafana
11 56 (2.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 50 (1.92%) CFEngine
13 36 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
14 29 (1.11%) Kibana
15 26 (1.00%) Graphite
15 26 (1.00%) Nagios
16 24 (0.92%) vCenter Server
16 24 (0.92%) vRealize
17 21 (0.81%) Packer
18 20 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 940 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 272 (10.43%) VMware
3 228 (8.74%) Google
3 228 (8.74%) Oracle
4 99 (3.80%) Cisco
5 69 (2.65%) IBM
5 69 (2.65%) SAP
6 61 (2.34%) Splunk
7 57 (2.19%) Databricks
8 56 (2.15%) Citrix
9 54 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 46 (1.76%) Nintex
11 45 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 29 (1.11%) NetApp
13 27 (1.04%) Palo Alto
14 24 (0.92%) Dell
15 23 (0.88%) Okta
15 23 (0.88%) Veeam
16 21 (0.81%) MuleSoft