Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 184 245
Rank change year-on-year +30 +61 +29
Permanent jobs citing PaaS 2,040 1,860 2,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 1.91% 1.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.44% 5.42% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,524 1,301 1,518
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 37,483 34,311 40,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 35.23% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,987 28,245 33,253
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,450 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +29 1,771 £67,750 +0.37% 399
UK excluding London +8 921 £62,500 - 269
London +66 889 £77,500 +3.33% 150
Work from Home +5 438 £68,000 +4.62% 66
South East +26 332 £65,000 - 62
North of England -10 211 £60,000 -5.20% 86
Midlands -43 132 £60,000 - 53
North West +11 128 £60,000 -7.69% 44
South West +13 119 £55,000 -2.88% 16
West Midlands -25 96 £60,000 - 38
Scotland -9 59 £64,500 +7.50% 14
Yorkshire -15 59 £50,000 -25.37% 35
East of England -18 40 £60,000 +1.69% 32
East Midlands -29 35 £51,250 -27.82% 15
Wales +27 29 £62,500 +16.28% 1
North East +8 25 £66,250 +21.02% 7
Northern Ireland +3 5 £40,000 -38.46% 5

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,510 (74.02%) Azure
2 1,243 (60.93%) IaaS
3 1,033 (50.64%) DevOps
4 898 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
5 884 (43.33%) SaaS
6 851 (41.72%) AWS
7 783 (38.38%) Microsoft
8 588 (28.82%) Kubernetes
9 571 (27.99%) PowerShell
10 533 (26.13%) SQL
11 512 (25.10%) Terraform
12 458 (22.45%) Docker
13 446 (21.86%) Active Directory
14 432 (21.18%) Microservices
15 413 (20.25%) .NET
16 409 (20.05%) Python
17 390 (19.12%) Linux
18 387 (18.97%) C#
19 376 (18.43%) Windows
20 374 (18.33%) SQL Server
21 366 (17.94%) Ansible
22 355 (17.40%) Azure Active Directory
23 318 (15.59%) Finance
24 313 (15.34%) GCP
25 311 (15.25%) JavaScript
26 306 (15.00%) Social Skills
27 294 (14.41%) Migration
28 288 (14.12%) Infrastructure as Code
29 281 (13.77%) Microsoft 365
30 280 (13.73%) Serverless

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
1 187 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.09%) Confluence
3 56 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 48 (2.35%) IIS
5 44 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.91%) NServiceBus
6 39 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 28 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 21 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.78%) Apache
11 15 (0.74%) GemFire
11 15 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.69%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.49%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.34%) nginx
16 6 (0.29%) Drupal
16 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.83%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.049%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.049%) Figma
6 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.049%) InVision
6 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.049%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 79 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
3 24 (1.18%) Sentinel
4 17 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 9 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.20%) Summit
9 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle SCM
11 1 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,510 (74.02%) Azure
2 1,243 (60.93%) IaaS
3 884 (43.33%) SaaS
4 851 (41.72%) AWS
5 355 (17.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 313 (15.34%) GCP
7 281 (13.77%) Microsoft 365
8 280 (13.73%) Serverless
9 154 (7.55%) Power Platform
10 128 (6.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 127 (6.23%) Azure Storage
12 119 (5.83%) Azure Service Bus
13 108 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
14 106 (5.20%) Azure Key Vault
15 97 (4.75%) Azure App Service
16 90 (4.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 83 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
18 82 (4.02%) Azure Functions
19 81 (3.97%) Amazon EKS
20 80 (3.92%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 185 (9.07%) Firewall
2 127 (6.23%) DNS
3 93 (4.56%) VPN
4 70 (3.43%) Network Security
5 62 (3.04%) HTTP
6 59 (2.89%) WAN
7 58 (2.84%) SAN
8 49 (2.40%) LAN
8 49 (2.40%) Skype
9 46 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 40 (1.96%) DHCP
10 40 (1.96%) VLAN
11 34 (1.67%) Internet
12 25 (1.23%) DMZ
13 20 (0.98%) SSL
13 20 (0.98%) Wireshark
14 18 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (0.78%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.74%) FTP
16 15 (0.74%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 197 (9.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 139 (6.81%) NoSQL
4 77 (3.77%) Big Data
5 68 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (3.33%) Power BI
6 58 (2.84%) Data Lake
7 57 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 56 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 55 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.21%) MySQL
10 45 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 42 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.18%) Hadoop
16 22 (1.08%) Redis
17 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 17 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 256 (12.55%) Git (software)
2 249 (12.21%) Jenkins
3 82 (4.02%) JIRA
3 82 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (3.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 61 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 54 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (2.11%) Maven
8 42 (2.06%) GitLab
9 40 (1.96%) Gradle
10 39 (1.91%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (1.32%) Selenium
13 25 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (0.98%) IDA Disassembler
14 20 (0.98%) Visual Studio
15 19 (0.93%) Cucumber
15 19 (0.93%) gulp
16 16 (0.78%) Protractor
17 15 (0.74%) Artifactory
General
1 318 (15.59%) Finance
2 306 (15.00%) Social Skills
3 125 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 100 (4.90%) Banking
6 73 (3.58%) Presentation Skills
7 69 (3.38%) Law
8 51 (2.50%) Retail
9 42 (2.06%) Legal
10 37 (1.81%) Marketing
11 36 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
12 31 (1.52%) Billing
13 23 (1.13%) Local Government
14 22 (1.08%) Back Office
14 22 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
14 22 (1.08%) Telecoms
15 19 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
16 18 (0.88%) Games
17 15 (0.74%) Wearables
18 14 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 531 (26.03%) Architect
2 311 (15.25%) Developer
3 251 (12.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 235 (11.52%) Azure Engineer
5 227 (11.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 205 (10.05%) Cloud Architect
7 190 (9.31%) Azure Architect
8 177 (8.68%) Consultant
9 165 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
10 120 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 119 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
12 113 (5.54%) .NET Developer
13 111 (5.44%) Azure Developer
14 96 (4.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 96 (4.71%) C# Developer
15 95 (4.66%) Senior DevOps
16 94 (4.61%) Azure Consultant
16 94 (4.61%) Senior Developer
17 90 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
18 81 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (20.25%) .NET
2 239 (11.72%) .NET Core
3 210 (10.29%) Web Services
4 208 (10.20%) React
5 199 (9.75%) CSS
6 164 (8.04%) .NET Framework
7 117 (5.74%) jQuery
8 113 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 109 (5.34%) AngularJS
10 101 (4.95%) Node.js
11 98 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 97 (4.75%) REST
13 88 (4.31%) Entity Framework
13 88 (4.31%) HTML
14 77 (3.77%) Spring
15 75 (3.68%) Kafka
16 73 (3.58%) RESTful
17 71 (3.48%) ASP.NET
18 62 (3.04%) Spring Boot
19 61 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 257 (12.60%) Public Cloud
2 224 (10.98%) Cloud Native
3 172 (8.43%) Data Centre
4 114 (5.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 111 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
6 72 (3.53%) N-Tier
7 70 (3.43%) Private Cloud
8 67 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 56 (2.75%) User Experience
10 51 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
11 48 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
12 42 (2.06%) Reinsurance
13 40 (1.96%) Blog
14 37 (1.81%) NHS
15 33 (1.62%) Clustering
16 30 (1.47%) Mobile App
16 30 (1.47%) PKI
17 28 (1.37%) Virtual Team
18 21 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
19 20 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 390 (19.12%) Linux
2 376 (18.43%) Windows
3 180 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 95 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (3.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 65 (3.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 60 (2.94%) Unix
8 53 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (1.76%) Android
10 33 (1.62%) Ubuntu
11 31 (1.52%) Alpine Linux
12 30 (1.47%) Apple iOS
13 23 (1.13%) SUSE
14 19 (0.93%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.69%) VMS
16 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.29%) Solaris
18 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
19 2 (0.098%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,033 (50.64%) DevOps
2 898 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (21.18%) Microservices
4 294 (14.41%) Migration
5 288 (14.12%) Infrastructure as Code
6 257 (12.60%) Mentoring
7 239 (11.72%) Scrum
8 237 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
9 223 (10.93%) Configuration Management
10 211 (10.34%) Analytics
11 204 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 200 (9.80%) Deployment Automation
13 193 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 179 (8.77%) ITIL
15 165 (8.09%) Test Automation
16 164 (8.04%) Presales
17 151 (7.40%) MVC
18 149 (7.30%) SOA
19 138 (6.76%) TDD
20 122 (5.98%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 571 (27.99%) PowerShell
2 533 (26.13%) SQL
3 409 (20.05%) Python
4 387 (18.97%) C#
5 311 (15.25%) JavaScript
6 276 (13.53%) Java
7 148 (7.25%) Bash Shell
8 100 (4.90%) Ruby
9 93 (4.56%) T-SQL
10 81 (3.97%) Go
11 78 (3.82%) TypeScript
12 64 (3.14%) Perl
13 46 (2.25%) PHP
14 43 (2.11%) C++
15 28 (1.37%) ES6
16 26 (1.27%) C
17 23 (1.13%) Shell Script
18 21 (1.03%) Groovy
18 21 (1.03%) PL/SQL
18 21 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 247 (12.11%) Degree
2 215 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 175 (8.58%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 71 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (2.55%) Oracle Certification
7 44 (2.16%) CISSP
8 40 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (1.81%) MCSE
10 35 (1.72%) CISA
10 35 (1.72%) CISM
11 30 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 30 (1.47%) CCNA
12 21 (1.03%) OCP
12 21 (1.03%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.88%) AWS Certification
14 14 (0.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 14 (0.69%) MCSA
15 13 (0.64%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (2.79%) QA
3 29 (1.42%) GDPR
3 29 (1.42%) SLA
4 27 (1.32%) NIST
5 23 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.93%) PMBOK
7 15 (0.74%) ITGC
8 14 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 14 (0.69%) HIPAA
9 11 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.54%) GRC
9 11 (0.54%) NCSC
10 10 (0.49%) PMO
11 8 (0.39%) COBIT
11 8 (0.39%) SOC 2
12 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.098%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 458 (22.45%) Docker
2 446 (21.86%) Active Directory
3 195 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 88 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (1.76%) vSphere
7 23 (1.13%) VirtualBox
8 21 (1.03%) KVM
9 15 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.64%) Xen
11 6 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.29%) XenApp
12 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.20%) HDFS
14 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.098%) Firmware
15 2 (0.098%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 588 (28.82%) Kubernetes
2 512 (25.10%) Terraform
3 366 (17.94%) Ansible
4 209 (10.25%) Opscode Chef
5 141 (6.91%) Puppet
6 136 (6.67%) SCCM
7 93 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 71 (3.48%) SCOM
9 40 (1.96%) CFEngine
10 33 (1.62%) Prometheus
11 28 (1.37%) Grafana
12 26 (1.27%) SCVMM
13 24 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 22 (1.08%) Nagios
14 22 (1.08%) Packer
15 19 (0.93%) Demisto
16 17 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
17 16 (0.78%) Opsview
18 14 (0.69%) Graphite
Vendors
1 783 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 244 (11.96%) VMware
3 211 (10.34%) Google
4 195 (9.56%) Oracle
5 71 (3.48%) Cisco
6 66 (3.24%) Nintex
7 56 (2.75%) Databricks
7 56 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 54 (2.65%) Citrix
9 51 (2.50%) SAP
10 48 (2.35%) IBM
11 45 (2.21%) Splunk
12 37 (1.81%) Veeam
13 33 (1.62%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.13%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.08%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.98%) Dynatrace
16 20 (0.98%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.93%) ArcSight
18 18 (0.88%) Dell