Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cloud Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 291 345
Rank change year-on-year +62 +54 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,091 1,124 1,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.14% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 858 892 1,074
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,607 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £81,313 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 69,495 98,388 132,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 95.31% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 55,526 80,522 107,636
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 16 April 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
London +52 487 £75,000 - 96
South East +91 156 £60,000 -2.04% 40
North of England -17 130 £55,000 +10.00% 56
South West +82 103 £50,000 -6.98% 26
Midlands +15 89 £63,750 +18.60% 26
East of England +71 72 £50,000 - 21
West Midlands -7 64 £60,250 +14.76% 20
North West -12 63 £60,000 +20.00% 23
Yorkshire -28 49 £45,000 -14.29% 24
East Midlands 0 22 £62,500 -13.79% 6
North East +24 18 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Cloud Engineer
UK

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, Cloud Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 637 (58.39%) Azure
2 607 (55.64%) AWS
3 536 (49.13%) DevOps
4 408 (37.40%) Terraform
5 407 (37.31%) Kubernetes
6 368 (33.73%) Docker
7 364 (33.36%) Python
8 338 (30.98%) Linux
9 334 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
10 325 (29.79%) GCP
11 269 (24.66%) Microsoft
12 249 (22.82%) Windows
13 243 (22.27%) PowerShell
14 215 (19.71%) Infrastructure as Code
15 199 (18.24%) Ansible
16 196 (17.97%) Google
17 185 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 184 (16.87%) Java
19 181 (16.59%) Active Directory
20 175 (16.04%) PaaS
21 174 (15.95%) Finance
22 172 (15.77%) IaaS
23 148 (13.57%) SQL
23 148 (13.57%) Software Engineering
24 147 (13.47%) SaaS
24 147 (13.47%) Serverless
25 146 (13.38%) Jenkins
26 130 (11.92%) Microservices
26 130 (11.92%) Bash Shell
27 128 (11.73%) VMware

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 38 (3.48%) Confluence
4 21 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 19 (1.74%) Apache
6 19 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (1.56%) IIS
8 11 (1.01%) Drupal
8 11 (1.01%) WordPress
9 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.92%) nginx
10 8 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.092%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.092%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.092%) Luigi
Applications
1 20 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.01%) Magento
2 7 (0.64%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.18%) Tradar
4 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 637 (58.39%) Azure
2 607 (55.64%) AWS
3 325 (29.79%) GCP
4 175 (16.04%) PaaS
5 172 (15.77%) IaaS
6 147 (13.47%) SaaS
6 147 (13.47%) Serverless
7 120 (11.00%) Microsoft 365
8 76 (6.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 67 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 54 (4.95%) OpenShift
11 51 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
12 48 (4.40%) Azure Functions
13 47 (4.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 46 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
15 36 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
16 35 (3.21%) Amazon ECS
17 34 (3.12%) Amazon S3
18 31 (2.84%) GitHub
18 31 (2.84%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 122 (11.18%) Firewall
2 69 (6.32%) DNS
3 68 (6.23%) Internet
4 52 (4.77%) VPN
5 48 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 36 (3.30%) VLAN
7 34 (3.12%) OSPF
8 28 (2.57%) IPv4
9 24 (2.20%) DHCP
10 23 (2.11%) Network Security
11 18 (1.65%) LAN
11 18 (1.65%) WAN
12 14 (1.28%) HTTP
13 13 (1.19%) BGP
13 13 (1.19%) SAN
14 12 (1.10%) EIGRP
15 11 (1.01%) IPv6
16 10 (0.92%) DMZ
17 9 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
18 7 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 44 (4.03%) Big Data
4 38 (3.48%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
7 26 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.29%) MySQL
9 24 (2.20%) BigQuery
10 23 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.56%) Redis
13 15 (1.37%) Power BI
14 14 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
17 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (13.38%) Jenkins
2 97 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.32%) JIRA
4 35 (3.21%) Maven
5 34 (3.12%) TeamCity
6 25 (2.29%) GitLab
7 23 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 19 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (1.65%) Subversion
10 13 (1.19%) Gradle
10 13 (1.19%) Selenium
11 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.82%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.82%) Travis CI
13 7 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
16 4 (0.37%) Cucumber
16 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 174 (15.95%) Finance
2 71 (6.51%) Banking
3 51 (4.67%) Retail
4 32 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.84%) Law
6 29 (2.66%) Marketing
7 27 (2.47%) Public Sector
8 23 (2.11%) Electronics
8 23 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.47%) Billing
10 11 (1.01%) Legal
11 10 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.92%) Publishing
12 9 (0.82%) Games
13 7 (0.64%) Automotive
13 7 (0.64%) Front Office
14 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.71%) Web Services
2 48 (4.40%) .NET
3 37 (3.39%) React
4 36 (3.30%) Kafka
5 35 (3.21%) Node.js
6 31 (2.84%) Elastic Stack
7 28 (2.57%) REST
8 20 (1.83%) SAML
9 19 (1.74%) YAML
10 15 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.37%) RESTful
11 13 (1.19%) JSON
12 11 (1.01%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.92%) .NET Core
13 10 (0.92%) XML
14 9 (0.82%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.73%) LAPP Stack
15 8 (0.73%) Velocity
16 7 (0.64%) CSS
16 7 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.62%) Public Cloud
2 71 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.32%) Cloud Native
4 51 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 30 (2.75%) Algorithms
9 29 (2.66%) Data Structures
10 26 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
12 15 (1.37%) Blog
13 12 (1.10%) Internet of Things
13 12 (1.10%) Replication
14 11 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.73%) Clustering
16 8 (0.73%) NHS
16 8 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 338 (30.98%) Linux
2 249 (22.82%) Windows
3 123 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (3.76%) Unix
6 33 (3.02%) CentOS
7 30 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (2.20%) Ubuntu
9 20 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.56%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.01%) Mac OS
11 11 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.46%) Android
13 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.46%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.46%) zOS
14 4 (0.37%) Debian
15 3 (0.27%) VMS
16 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (49.13%) DevOps
2 334 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (19.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 185 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 148 (13.57%) Software Engineering
6 130 (11.92%) Microservices
7 121 (11.09%) Configuration Management
8 111 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (8.98%) Analytics
9 98 (8.98%) Mentoring
10 96 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (7.42%) Migration
12 76 (6.97%) ITIL
13 74 (6.78%) Fintech
14 73 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 71 (6.51%) Scrum
16 69 (6.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 66 (6.05%) Technical Leadership
18 62 (5.68%) Computer Science
19 61 (5.59%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 364 (33.36%) Python
2 243 (22.27%) PowerShell
3 184 (16.87%) Java
4 148 (13.57%) SQL
5 130 (11.92%) Bash Shell
6 101 (9.26%) Go
7 57 (5.22%) JavaScript
8 53 (4.86%) C#
9 44 (4.03%) Perl
10 36 (3.30%) Ruby
11 30 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 30 (2.75%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.20%) Groovy
13 22 (2.02%) C++
14 21 (1.92%) Scala
15 16 (1.47%) PHP
16 5 (0.46%) C
16 5 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 2 (0.18%) Rust
Qualifications
1 92 (8.43%) Degree
2 64 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.92%) Master's Degree
6 20 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.28%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.82%) CCNA
9 9 (0.82%) MCSE
9 9 (0.82%) OSCE
9 9 (0.82%) OSCP
9 9 (0.82%) RHCE
9 9 (0.82%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.73%) CISSP
11 4 (0.37%) CCENT
11 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.27%) MCSA
12 3 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.57%) QA
2 24 (2.20%) GDPR
3 21 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.28%) SLA
5 11 (1.01%) NIST
6 9 (0.82%) SOC 1
6 9 (0.82%) SOC 2
7 6 (0.55%) PMO
8 5 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.46%) EMIR
8 5 (0.46%) MiFID
9 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.18%) GRC
10 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.18%) ITGC
10 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
System Software
1 368 (33.73%) Docker
2 181 (16.59%) Active Directory
3 103 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (2.29%) vSphere
6 22 (2.02%) KVM
7 19 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.64%) DFS Replication
9 7 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.37%) vCloud
10 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.092%) Ceph
12 1 (0.092%) HDFS
12 1 (0.092%) Lustre
12 1 (0.092%) pfSense
12 1 (0.092%) Samba
Systems Management
1 408 (37.40%) Terraform
2 407 (37.31%) Kubernetes
3 199 (18.24%) Ansible
4 88 (8.07%) Puppet
5 61 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 37 (3.39%) Prometheus
8 27 (2.47%) Grafana
9 22 (2.02%) SCCM
10 19 (1.74%) CFEngine
10 19 (1.74%) Demisto
11 17 (1.56%) linkerd
12 13 (1.19%) Istio
13 10 (0.92%) Knative
14 9 (0.82%) Consul
14 9 (0.82%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.73%) Argo
15 8 (0.73%) Packer
15 8 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 269 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 196 (17.97%) Google
3 128 (11.73%) VMware
4 74 (6.78%) Oracle
5 59 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 42 (3.85%) Citrix
7 37 (3.39%) Cisco
8 31 (2.84%) Splunk
9 24 (2.20%) SAP
10 23 (2.11%) Palo Alto
11 22 (2.02%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.74%) ArcSight
12 19 (1.74%) PagerDuty
13 17 (1.56%) F5
14 14 (1.28%) Meraki
15 12 (1.10%) Databricks
16 11 (1.01%) Veeam
17 10 (0.92%) Barracuda Networks
18 9 (0.82%) TOWER Software
18 9 (0.82%) Tufin