Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 161 171
Rank change year-on-year +57 +10 +62
Permanent jobs citing IaaS 100 123 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.28% 1.60% 1.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.00% 6.14% 8.02%
Number of salaries quoted 77 86 143
Median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +13.04%

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 1,429 2,004 1,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.61% 26.03% 19.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 1,529 1,462
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,800 £27,200 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +16 31 £65,000 -10.34%
Solihull +22 28 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Coventry +27 15 £65,000 -
Herefordshire +16 9 £52,500 -
Worcestershire +36 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Staffordshire +21 8 £47,000 -12.15% 1
Warwickshire +24 2 £92,500 +85.00%
Shropshire - 1 £62,500 - 2
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 -
Walsall - 1 £75,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 84 (84.00%) PaaS
2 81 (81.00%) Azure
3 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
4 44 (44.00%) VMware
4 44 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (40.00%) DevOps
6 36 (36.00%) Windows
7 35 (35.00%) Firewall
8 32 (32.00%) Office 365
9 31 (31.00%) Hyper-V
9 31 (31.00%) Active Directory
10 29 (29.00%) SaaS
11 27 (27.00%) PowerShell
11 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (25.00%) ITIL
13 22 (22.00%) NetApp
13 22 (22.00%) AWS
13 22 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (22.00%) Line Management
14 21 (21.00%) Information Security
15 20 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (19.00%) Dell
16 19 (19.00%) EqualLogic
17 18 (18.00%) Process Improvement
17 18 (18.00%) Enterprise Storage
17 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (15.00%) Project Delivery
18 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
19 14 (14.00%) Change Management

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 4 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (4.00%) IIS
1 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 84 (84.00%) PaaS
2 81 (81.00%) Azure
3 32 (32.00%) Office 365
4 29 (29.00%) SaaS
5 22 (22.00%) AWS
6 4 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.00%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle CX
8 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (35.00%) Firewall
2 12 (12.00%) SAN
3 7 (7.00%) LAN
3 7 (7.00%) Network Security
3 7 (7.00%) WAN
4 6 (6.00%) VLAN
5 5 (5.00%) DHCP
5 5 (5.00%) Internet
6 4 (4.00%) DNS
6 4 (4.00%) Skype
7 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.00%) VPN
9 1 (1.00%) ISDN
9 1 (1.00%) NaaS
9 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.00%) Power BI
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) JIRA
2 6 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
1 12 (12.00%) Games
2 6 (6.00%) Digital Economy
3 5 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.00%) Law
5 2 (2.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Architect
2 13 (13.00%) Azure Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Head of IT
5 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (10.00%) IT Manager
6 9 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Security Architect
7 8 (8.00%) IT Services Manager
7 8 (8.00%) Service Manager
8 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (7.00%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.00%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (6.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (6.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) JSON
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) HTML
2 6 (6.00%) LAMP
2 6 (6.00%) YAML
3 3 (3.00%) Web Services
4 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.00%) React
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 14 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.00%) Replication
6 3 (3.00%) BYOD
6 3 (3.00%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.00%) User Experience
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.00%) DevOps
2 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.00%) ITIL
4 22 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (22.00%) Line Management
5 21 (21.00%) Information Security
6 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (18.00%) Process Improvement
7 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (15.00%) Project Delivery
9 14 (14.00%) Change Management
10 12 (12.00%) Decision-Making
10 12 (12.00%) Information Security Management
10 12 (12.00%) ISMS
10 12 (12.00%) Migration
10 12 (12.00%) Patch Management
10 12 (12.00%) Security Management
10 12 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
11 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.00%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.00%) SQL
3 10 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) ABAP
5 2 (2.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.00%) MCSE
2 2 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.00%) CCA
3 1 (1.00%) CCNA
3 1 (1.00%) CISA
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.00%) CISSP
3 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) MCSA
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) SLA
2 9 (9.00%) GDPR
3 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.00%) NIST
5 1 (1.00%) QA
5 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (31.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.00%) Docker
4 9 (9.00%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (6.00%) vSphere
6 5 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.00%) KVM
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 10 (10.00%) Terraform
2 6 (6.00%) Ansible
2 6 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.00%) Puppet
2 6 (6.00%) Rancher
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.00%) SCCM
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.00%) SCOM
5 2 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (44.00%) VMware
3 22 (22.00%) NetApp
4 19 (19.00%) Dell
4 19 (19.00%) EqualLogic
5 8 (8.00%) Citrix
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco
7 3 (3.00%) HP
8 2 (2.00%) Adobe
8 2 (2.00%) Blue Prism
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle
8 2 (2.00%) SAP
8 2 (2.00%) Sun
8 2 (2.00%) UiPath
9 1 (1.00%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.00%) Juniper
9 1 (1.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.00%) Sophos