Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 166 227
Rank change year-on-year +20 +61 -13
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 139 143 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 1.62% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.70% 7.74% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 128 99 85
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -16.33%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £29,300
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,500 £71,743
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -6.25%

IaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,074 1,847 1,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.37% 20.97% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,721 1,483 1,324
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -0.99%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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
Birmingham +62 69 £65,000 +8.33% 23
Coventry -7 15 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Solihull -2 14 £62,500 -
Warwickshire +1 11 £70,000 +21.74%
Herefordshire -14 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Worcestershire - 9 £65,000 - 3
Staffordshire +6 8 £45,000 -13.46% 2
Shropshire +2 2 £62,500 -24.24%
Walsall - 2 £62,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £62,500 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT jobs citing IaaS 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 126 (90.65%) PaaS
2 118 (84.89%) Azure
3 74 (53.24%) Microsoft
4 56 (40.29%) AWS
5 54 (38.85%) SaaS
6 51 (36.69%) DevOps
7 46 (33.09%) Office 365
8 44 (31.65%) SQL
9 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
10 39 (28.06%) Presales
11 37 (26.62%) Windows
11 37 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (25.90%) Migration
13 34 (24.46%) Firewall
14 32 (23.02%) VMware
15 31 (22.30%) ITIL
16 30 (21.58%) Linux
16 30 (21.58%) Hyper-V
17 28 (20.14%) Public Cloud
18 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
19 26 (18.71%) Cisco
20 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (17.99%) PowerShell
21 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
22 23 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
23 22 (15.83%) Azure Active Directory
24 20 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 20 (14.39%) Project Delivery
24 20 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
25 19 (13.67%) Windows Server

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (10.07%) IIS
2 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.76%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 126 (90.65%) PaaS
2 118 (84.89%) Azure
3 56 (40.29%) AWS
4 54 (38.85%) SaaS
5 46 (33.09%) Office 365
6 22 (15.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (9.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (9.35%) Azure Functions
7 13 (9.35%) Serverless
8 12 (8.63%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (5.04%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (5.04%) GCP
11 5 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
12 4 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.46%) Firewall
2 12 (8.63%) Remote Desktop
3 11 (7.91%) DNS
4 8 (5.76%) SAN
5 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (5.04%) Skype
5 7 (5.04%) VPN
6 6 (4.32%) NAS
7 4 (2.88%) DHCP
8 3 (2.16%) Converged Networks
8 3 (2.16%) HTTP
8 3 (2.16%) Internet
8 3 (2.16%) SSL
9 2 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.44%) LAN
9 2 (1.44%) NaaS
9 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.44%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.44%) WAN
10 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.16%) Power BI
5 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.95%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.07%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (6.47%) JIRA
5 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.60%) CircleCI
6 5 (3.60%) Codeship
6 5 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.16%) Grunt
7 3 (2.16%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (7.19%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Marketing
2 6 (4.32%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 56 (40.29%) Architect
2 25 (17.99%) Cloud Architect
3 22 (15.83%) Consultant
4 20 (14.39%) Azure Architect
4 20 (14.39%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (8.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 12 (8.63%) Technical Architect
8 10 (7.19%) Cloud Consultant
8 10 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (5.04%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) Head of IT
11 7 (5.04%) Security Architect
11 7 (5.04%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) JSON
2 11 (7.91%) Web Services
3 7 (5.04%) SAML
4 6 (4.32%) .NET
5 4 (2.88%) Sass
6 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.16%) CSS
6 3 (2.16%) CSS3
6 3 (2.16%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.16%) HTML
6 3 (2.16%) HTML5
6 3 (2.16%) React
6 3 (2.16%) REST
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.14%) Public Cloud
2 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
3 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.07%) Private Cloud
5 9 (6.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) Windows
2 30 (21.58%) Linux
3 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.04%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (4.32%) Unix
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.69%) DevOps
2 39 (28.06%) Presales
3 37 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (25.90%) Migration
5 31 (22.30%) ITIL
6 20 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (14.39%) Project Delivery
6 20 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.95%) Mentoring
7 18 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (12.23%) Configuration Management
8 17 (12.23%) Service Delivery
9 15 (10.79%) Project Management
10 14 (10.07%) Service Management
11 13 (9.35%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (8.63%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (8.63%) TOGAF
13 11 (7.91%) Fintech
14 10 (7.19%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.65%) SQL
2 25 (17.99%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.35%) C#
4 12 (8.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.60%) Perl
5 5 (3.60%) Python
6 3 (2.16%) Java
6 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.07%) MCSE
3 13 (9.35%) MCSA
4 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.32%) CISSP
6 3 (2.16%) CISM
6 3 (2.16%) CRISC
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
6 3 (2.16%) ISEB
6 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.44%) CCNA
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.76%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.76%) SLA
3 5 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.16%) GDPR
4 3 (2.16%) GPG13
4 3 (2.16%) HMG Infosec
4 3 (2.16%) ISO 31000
4 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (2.16%) NIST
5 2 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.58%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (12.95%) Docker
4 18 (12.95%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (5.76%) XenApp
5 8 (5.76%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.04%) DFS Replication
6 7 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (5.04%) vSphere
7 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Puppet
2 13 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.63%) Backup Exec
3 12 (8.63%) Kubernetes
3 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (8.63%) NetBackup
4 10 (7.19%) SCCM
4 10 (7.19%) Terraform
5 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (6.47%) SCOM
6 7 (5.04%) Ansible
6 7 (5.04%) FortiGate
6 7 (5.04%) HP Data Protector
6 7 (5.04%) SCVMM
6 7 (5.04%) WSUS
7 5 (3.60%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.44%) Kibana
8 2 (1.44%) logstash
9 1 (0.72%) CASB
Vendors
1 74 (53.24%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.02%) VMware
3 26 (18.71%) Cisco
4 14 (10.07%) Veeam
5 12 (8.63%) IBM
6 11 (7.91%) Oracle
7 10 (7.19%) NetApp
8 9 (6.47%) ServiceNow
9 8 (5.76%) Citrix
9 8 (5.76%) Dell
10 7 (5.04%) arcserve
10 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.04%) CommVault
10 7 (5.04%) Symantec
11 6 (4.32%) Google
12 5 (3.60%) Atlassian
12 5 (3.60%) Ivanti
12 5 (3.60%) Remedy
13 3 (2.16%) HP
14 1 (0.72%) Juniper