Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 160 239
Rank change year-on-year -10 +79 +29
Permanent jobs citing PaaS 2,713 1,030 1,985
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.15% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.03% 5.34% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,935 824 1,488
10th Percentile £44,150 £43,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -

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 53,978 19,295 43,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 40.28% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 37,682 16,376 35,978
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,267
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -7 2,411 £70,000 - 447
UK excluding London -4 1,279 £62,500 -3.85% 261
London -9 1,173 £80,000 +6.67% 213
Work from Home -48 575 £67,500 +6.30% 78
South East -53 434 £67,500 +3.85% 66
North of England -7 332 £60,000 -11.11% 80
Midlands +12 217 £60,000 -0.83% 50
North West -27 167 £60,000 -14.29% 40
West Midlands -26 138 £72,500 +18.85% 31
Yorkshire -1 135 £67,500 +38.46% 34
South West -32 103 £55,000 -35.29% 15
East of England -42 85 £48,000 +2.01% 20
East Midlands -10 79 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Scotland -45 72 £55,000 - 21
North East -18 32 £62,500 +25.00% 6
Wales -32 30 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Northern Ireland -34 10 £68,750 +61.76%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,885 (69.48%) Azure
2 1,576 (58.09%) IaaS
3 1,264 (46.59%) DevOps
4 1,231 (45.37%) SaaS
5 1,147 (42.28%) AWS
6 1,073 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
7 960 (35.39%) Microsoft
8 742 (27.35%) Kubernetes
9 646 (23.81%) Python
10 606 (22.34%) SQL
11 590 (21.75%) Terraform
12 566 (20.86%) Docker
13 562 (20.72%) Social Skills
14 552 (20.35%) PowerShell
15 506 (18.65%) Infrastructure as Code
16 483 (17.80%) Public Cloud
17 472 (17.40%) Microservices
18 460 (16.96%) Windows
19 452 (16.66%) Linux
20 441 (16.26%) Active Directory
21 430 (15.85%) Ansible
22 421 (15.52%) Finance
23 403 (14.85%) Java
24 395 (14.56%) GCP
25 393 (14.49%) .NET
26 391 (14.41%) JavaScript
27 358 (13.20%) Serverless
28 349 (12.86%) Migration
29 348 (12.83%) Git (software)
30 336 (12.38%) C#

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
1 150 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 114 (4.20%) Cloud Foundry
3 93 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
4 79 (2.91%) IIS
5 58 (2.14%) Confluence
6 49 (1.81%) Apache Spark
7 41 (1.51%) GemFire
8 36 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 35 (1.29%) Apache
10 27 (1.00%) MS Exchange
11 22 (0.81%) WordPress
12 20 (0.74%) CMS
13 19 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
14 18 (0.66%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
15 12 (0.44%) Camunda
16 11 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.37%) OpenStack
18 9 (0.33%) WebSphere
19 8 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 67 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.074%) Weka
8 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.18%) Sentinel
2 28 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.41%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.22%) Summit
9 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.15%) Magento
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.074%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 2 (0.074%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,885 (69.48%) Azure
2 1,576 (58.09%) IaaS
3 1,231 (45.37%) SaaS
4 1,147 (42.28%) AWS
5 395 (14.56%) GCP
6 358 (13.20%) Serverless
7 320 (11.80%) Microsoft 365
8 243 (8.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 198 (7.30%) GitHub
10 164 (6.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 164 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
11 154 (5.68%) Azure Service Bus
12 139 (5.12%) Power Platform
13 117 (4.31%) Azure Storage
14 116 (4.28%) Azure Data Factory
15 103 (3.80%) Amazon EKS
16 89 (3.28%) OpenShift
17 88 (3.24%) Azure Functions
18 83 (3.06%) Azure Key Vault
19 79 (2.91%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 260 (9.58%) Firewall
2 172 (6.34%) DNS
3 157 (5.79%) VPN
4 140 (5.16%) Network Security
5 110 (4.05%) WAN
6 95 (3.50%) LAN
7 82 (3.02%) HTTP
8 78 (2.88%) DHCP
9 74 (2.73%) TCP/IP
10 63 (2.32%) SAN
11 48 (1.77%) SSL
12 36 (1.33%) VLAN
13 33 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.14%) Calico
15 28 (1.03%) VoIP
16 26 (0.96%) IPsec
16 26 (0.96%) SD-WAN
17 25 (0.92%) Internet
18 24 (0.88%) MPLS
19 18 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 205 (7.56%) NoSQL
3 189 (6.97%) Big Data
4 146 (5.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 117 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 100 (3.69%) Power BI
8 83 (3.06%) MySQL
9 81 (2.99%) Data Lake
10 76 (2.80%) Redis
10 76 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 74 (2.73%) Relational Database
12 66 (2.43%) MongoDB
13 58 (2.14%) Hadoop
14 53 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
16 45 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (1.44%) Tableau
18 31 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 31 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 348 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 330 (12.16%) Jenkins
3 126 (4.64%) JIRA
4 116 (4.28%) GitLab
5 78 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 75 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 66 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 60 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 58 (2.14%) Gradle
10 53 (1.95%) Cucumber
10 53 (1.95%) Protractor
11 48 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 44 (1.62%) Visual Studio
13 43 (1.58%) Selenium
14 42 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (1.47%) gulp
16 39 (1.44%) Bitbucket
17 26 (0.96%) Vagrant
18 25 (0.92%) CircleCI
18 25 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 562 (20.72%) Social Skills
2 421 (15.52%) Finance
3 165 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (4.39%) Presentation Skills
5 112 (4.13%) Public Sector
6 108 (3.98%) Banking
7 92 (3.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 92 (3.39%) Law
8 86 (3.17%) Marketing
9 63 (2.32%) Retail
10 60 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
11 57 (2.10%) Legal
12 45 (1.66%) Games
13 39 (1.44%) Back Office
13 39 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
14 29 (1.07%) Billing
15 26 (0.96%) Local Government
16 25 (0.92%) Manufacturing
17 21 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
18 19 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 801 (29.52%) Architect
2 315 (11.61%) Developer
3 289 (10.65%) Solutions Architect
4 266 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
5 252 (9.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 250 (9.21%) Azure Engineer
7 229 (8.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 172 (6.34%) Azure Architect
9 147 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 121 (4.46%) Software Engineer
11 110 (4.05%) Consultant
12 104 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
13 88 (3.24%) Platform Engineer
14 80 (2.95%) Senior Architect
15 79 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
16 74 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
17 73 (2.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
18 71 (2.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 71 (2.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 64 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (14.49%) .NET
2 310 (11.43%) React
3 247 (9.10%) Node.js
4 188 (6.93%) Web Services
5 185 (6.82%) ARM Templates
6 175 (6.45%) .NET Core
7 169 (6.23%) CSS
8 147 (5.42%) Kafka
9 145 (5.34%) AngularJS
10 130 (4.79%) RESTful
11 120 (4.42%) HTML
12 113 (4.17%) Spring
13 112 (4.13%) JSON
14 101 (3.72%) Spring Boot
15 96 (3.54%) REST
16 85 (3.13%) Middleware
17 78 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
18 70 (2.58%) GraphQL
19 69 (2.54%) XML
20 68 (2.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 483 (17.80%) Public Cloud
2 294 (10.84%) Cloud Native
3 204 (7.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 187 (6.89%) Data Centre
5 165 (6.08%) User Experience
6 102 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 92 (3.39%) Private Cloud
8 89 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
9 77 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
9 77 (2.84%) Virtual Team
10 61 (2.25%) Blog
11 60 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 46 (1.70%) Clustering
14 37 (1.36%) PKI
15 34 (1.25%) Replication
16 32 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
17 30 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
17 30 (1.11%) N-Tier
18 28 (1.03%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 460 (16.96%) Windows
2 452 (16.66%) Linux
3 208 (7.67%) Windows Server
4 150 (5.53%) Unix
5 54 (1.99%) Windows 10
6 53 (1.95%) VMS
7 51 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (1.70%) Android
9 43 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (0.59%) Solaris
14 14 (0.52%) CentOS
15 13 (0.48%) SUSE
16 12 (0.44%) AIX
16 12 (0.44%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.22%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,264 (46.59%) DevOps
2 1,073 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
3 506 (18.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 472 (17.40%) Microservices
5 349 (12.86%) Migration
6 289 (10.65%) Software Engineering
7 287 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 282 (10.39%) Analytics
9 258 (9.51%) Scrum
10 255 (9.40%) Mentoring
11 240 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 222 (8.18%) Full Stack Development
13 219 (8.07%) Computer Science
14 207 (7.63%) Test Automation
15 203 (7.48%) Presales
16 202 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
17 193 (7.11%) Configuration Management
18 180 (6.63%) TDD
19 177 (6.52%) Open Source
20 171 (6.30%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 646 (23.81%) Python
2 606 (22.34%) SQL
3 552 (20.35%) PowerShell
4 403 (14.85%) Java
5 391 (14.41%) JavaScript
6 336 (12.38%) C#
7 255 (9.40%) Bash Shell
8 162 (5.97%) Ruby
9 125 (4.61%) Go
10 96 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 94 (3.46%) PHP
12 92 (3.39%) TypeScript
13 82 (3.02%) Perl
14 61 (2.25%) Groovy
15 59 (2.17%) Scala
16 57 (2.10%) C++
17 54 (1.99%) C
18 33 (1.22%) ES6
19 29 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 28 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 285 (10.50%) Degree
2 170 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 141 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 110 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 107 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 85 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
7 64 (2.36%) OCP
8 35 (1.29%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.96%) MCSA
10 23 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 21 (0.77%) CISSP
11 21 (0.77%) MCSE
12 20 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.63%) CCNA
14 16 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
15 14 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.37%) CISM
17 9 (0.33%) PMP
18 8 (0.29%) MCTS
18 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (4.24%) SLA
2 92 (3.39%) QA
3 47 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.36%) GDPR
5 32 (1.18%) NIST
6 27 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 13 (0.48%) PMO
10 12 (0.44%) Accessibility
11 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.26%) SOC 2
13 5 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.18%) NCSC
14 4 (0.15%) GLBA
15 3 (0.11%) ITGC
16 2 (0.074%) COBIT
16 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 566 (20.86%) Docker
2 441 (16.26%) Active Directory
3 195 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
5 80 (2.95%) Hyper-V
6 45 (1.66%) vSphere
7 31 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.44%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.41%) KVM
11 11 (0.41%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.33%) NFS
13 7 (0.26%) Ceph
13 7 (0.26%) HDFS
14 6 (0.22%) Firmware
15 4 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 742 (27.35%) Kubernetes
2 590 (21.75%) Terraform
3 430 (15.85%) Ansible
4 232 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
5 208 (7.67%) Puppet
6 97 (3.58%) SCCM
7 71 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 58 (2.14%) Grafana
9 53 (1.95%) Prometheus
10 40 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
11 39 (1.44%) CFEngine
12 36 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 35 (1.29%) Kibana
14 24 (0.88%) vRealize
15 20 (0.74%) SCOM
15 20 (0.74%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.70%) vCenter Server
17 15 (0.55%) Graphite
18 14 (0.52%) FortiGate
18 14 (0.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 960 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 238 (8.77%) VMware
3 220 (8.11%) Oracle
4 184 (6.78%) Google
5 128 (4.72%) Cisco
6 81 (2.99%) SAP
7 80 (2.95%) Databricks
8 67 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 59 (2.17%) IBM
10 50 (1.84%) Citrix
11 37 (1.36%) Splunk
12 33 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 31 (1.14%) Palo Alto
14 28 (1.03%) Sitecore
15 25 (0.92%) Dell
15 25 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (0.81%) Aruba
16 22 (0.81%) MuleSoft
16 22 (0.81%) Okta
17 21 (0.77%) Atlassian