Period
to 3 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 258 284
Rank change year-on-year +12 +26 +151
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,407 793 1,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.28% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.35% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,060 630 1,304
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,975 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
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 91,321 58,823 127,770
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.99% 94.89% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 65,807 48,537 104,185
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -35 627 £75,000 -6.25% 165
South East +54 250 £60,000 +9.09% 34
North of England -38 168 £58,750 +11.90% 47
South West +16 110 £52,250 -0.48% 18
Midlands -36 104 £57,500 +6.98% 24
North West -22 80 £60,000 +9.09% 27
West Midlands -39 80 £59,000 +12.38% 17
Yorkshire -55 67 £52,500 -2.33% 16
East of England -34 60 £50,000 +11.11% 18
East Midlands -38 23 £50,000 -23.08% 6
North East -29 21 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 905 (64.32%) Azure
2 807 (57.36%) AWS
3 734 (52.17%) DevOps
4 544 (38.66%) Terraform
5 504 (35.82%) Python
6 491 (34.90%) Kubernetes
7 407 (28.93%) GCP
7 407 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
8 403 (28.64%) Docker
9 398 (28.29%) Infrastructure as Code
10 385 (27.36%) Microsoft
11 369 (26.23%) PowerShell
12 358 (25.44%) Linux
13 306 (21.75%) Windows
14 293 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 263 (18.69%) Finance
16 252 (17.91%) Bash Shell
17 244 (17.34%) Active Directory
18 240 (17.06%) Social Skills
19 239 (16.99%) IaaS
20 233 (16.56%) Ansible
20 233 (16.56%) PaaS
21 223 (15.85%) Google
22 221 (15.71%) Java
23 218 (15.49%) Software Engineering
24 211 (15.00%) Jenkins
25 182 (12.94%) SQL
26 178 (12.65%) Public Cloud
27 167 (11.87%) Git (software)
28 152 (10.80%) SaaS

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 52 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 43 (3.06%) Confluence
2 43 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.56%) Apache
5 18 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.07%) IIS
7 14 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 13 (0.92%) GemFire
8 13 (0.92%) nginx
8 13 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.64%) Drupal
9 9 (0.64%) WordPress
10 6 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.28%) Luigi
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 35 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) Revit
3 6 (0.43%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 29 (2.06%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.64%) Magento
3 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 905 (64.32%) Azure
2 807 (57.36%) AWS
3 407 (28.93%) GCP
4 239 (16.99%) IaaS
5 233 (16.56%) PaaS
6 152 (10.80%) SaaS
7 151 (10.73%) Microsoft 365
8 148 (10.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 136 (9.67%) Serverless
10 124 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 62 (4.41%) GitHub
12 57 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
12 57 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
13 41 (2.91%) OpenShift
14 40 (2.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 39 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 38 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
17 36 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (2.56%) Azure Sentinel
18 35 (2.49%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (10.80%) Firewall
2 72 (5.12%) VPN
3 69 (4.90%) DNS
4 59 (4.19%) Internet
5 50 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 49 (3.48%) HTTP
7 34 (2.42%) SAN
8 32 (2.27%) Network Security
9 27 (1.92%) VLAN
10 26 (1.85%) DHCP
11 24 (1.71%) LAN
12 23 (1.63%) OSPF
12 23 (1.63%) WAN
13 20 (1.42%) IPv4
14 13 (0.92%) Calico
14 13 (0.92%) SSL
15 12 (0.85%) MPLS
16 11 (0.78%) NetScaler
17 10 (0.71%) SMTP
17 10 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.12%) Big Data
1 72 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.34%) NoSQL
3 59 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (3.62%) Azure SQL Database
5 43 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (2.77%) MySQL
7 26 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.56%) Data Lake
10 21 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.21%) BigQuery
12 16 (1.14%) Power BI
13 13 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.85%) Redis
14 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (0.78%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 211 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 167 (11.87%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.33%) JIRA
4 73 (5.19%) GitLab
5 62 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 39 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 36 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 36 (2.56%) Maven
8 28 (1.99%) CircleCI
8 28 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (1.63%) Selenium
10 20 (1.42%) Gradle
10 20 (1.42%) Subversion
11 19 (1.35%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.35%) Travis CI
12 15 (1.07%) Protractor
13 13 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.92%) gulp
14 12 (0.85%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 263 (18.69%) Finance
2 240 (17.06%) Social Skills
3 92 (6.54%) Banking
4 76 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (3.77%) Law
6 40 (2.84%) Public Sector
6 40 (2.84%) Retail
7 33 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 30 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
9 27 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.56%) Marketing
11 18 (1.28%) Billing
12 17 (1.21%) Games
13 16 (1.14%) Electronics
13 16 (1.14%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 14 (1.00%) Legal
14 14 (1.00%) Public Speaking
15 13 (0.92%) Automotive
16 10 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.75%) Web Services
2 88 (6.25%) .NET
3 74 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 62 (4.41%) Kafka
5 54 (3.84%) Node.js
6 50 (3.55%) ARM Templates
7 43 (3.06%) REST
8 37 (2.63%) React
9 36 (2.56%) JSON
10 29 (2.06%) AngularJS
11 28 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (1.71%) .NET Core
13 22 (1.56%) Spring
14 19 (1.35%) RESTful
14 19 (1.35%) Spring Boot
14 19 (1.35%) YAML
15 18 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
16 15 (1.07%) .NET Framework
16 15 (1.07%) XML
17 13 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 178 (12.65%) Public Cloud
2 129 (9.17%) Cloud Native
3 79 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 74 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 48 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.49%) Data Structures
8 32 (2.27%) Clustering
9 31 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
11 24 (1.71%) Algorithms
11 24 (1.71%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.49%) Internet of Things
13 19 (1.35%) Replication
14 17 (1.21%) NHS
15 14 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (0.92%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.85%) PKI
18 11 (0.78%) CMDB
18 11 (0.78%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 358 (25.44%) Linux
2 306 (21.75%) Windows
3 121 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.34%) Unix
5 42 (2.99%) CentOS
6 40 (2.84%) Windows 10
7 34 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (2.20%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (1.92%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.07%) VMS
12 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.36%) Android
13 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.071%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (52.17%) DevOps
2 407 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (28.29%) Infrastructure as Code
4 293 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 218 (15.49%) Software Engineering
6 145 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
7 139 (9.88%) Microservices
8 124 (8.81%) Configuration Management
9 118 (8.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 110 (7.82%) Migration
11 109 (7.75%) Computer Science
12 104 (7.39%) Analytics
13 97 (6.89%) Cybersecurity
14 95 (6.75%) Scrum
15 92 (6.54%) ITIL
16 84 (5.97%) Mentoring
17 79 (5.61%) Test Automation
18 72 (5.12%) Deployment Automation
19 69 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
20 67 (4.76%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 504 (35.82%) Python
2 369 (26.23%) PowerShell
3 252 (17.91%) Bash Shell
4 221 (15.71%) Java
5 182 (12.94%) SQL
6 140 (9.95%) Go
7 92 (6.54%) JavaScript
8 74 (5.26%) C#
9 58 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.77%) Perl
11 36 (2.56%) Ruby
12 32 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.99%) C++
13 28 (1.99%) Scala
14 26 (1.85%) PHP
15 24 (1.71%) Groovy
16 20 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.64%) Kotlin
18 7 (0.50%) VBScript
19 5 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 137 (9.74%) Degree
2 73 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (3.06%) AWS Certification
6 39 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.49%) Master's Degree
9 20 (1.42%) CCNA
10 13 (0.92%) OCP
10 13 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.85%) MCSE
12 11 (0.78%) CISSP
13 9 (0.64%) MCSA
14 8 (0.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (0.57%) CCENT
15 4 (0.28%) CCSP
15 4 (0.28%) CISM
15 4 (0.28%) GIAC
15 4 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.70%) QA
1 38 (2.70%) SLA
2 26 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.49%) GDPR
4 20 (1.42%) NIST
5 14 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.78%) GRC
7 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.36%) PMO
9 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.28%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.21%) SOC 1
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.071%) GLBA
12 1 (0.071%) HL7
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.071%) NCSC
System Software
1 403 (28.64%) Docker
2 244 (17.34%) Active Directory
3 105 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (2.84%) vSphere
6 38 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.92%) KVM
10 12 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.43%) vCloud
13 5 (0.36%) LXC
14 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.21%) HDFS
15 3 (0.21%) iptables
16 2 (0.14%) Gluster
17 1 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 544 (38.66%) Terraform
2 491 (34.90%) Kubernetes
3 233 (16.56%) Ansible
4 125 (8.88%) Puppet
5 80 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 54 (3.84%) Grafana
8 49 (3.48%) Prometheus
9 36 (2.56%) SCCM
10 18 (1.28%) Kibana
11 15 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 15 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.92%) CFEngine
12 13 (0.92%) Demisto
13 11 (0.78%) Istio
14 10 (0.71%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.64%) linkerd
15 9 (0.64%) Rancher
16 8 (0.57%) Packer
16 8 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 385 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 223 (15.85%) Google
3 142 (10.09%) VMware
4 83 (5.90%) Oracle
5 59 (4.19%) Splunk
6 50 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 45 (3.20%) Cisco
7 45 (3.20%) Citrix
8 24 (1.71%) Meraki
9 21 (1.49%) Databricks
10 20 (1.42%) Palo Alto
11 19 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.21%) PagerDuty
12 17 (1.21%) SAP
13 16 (1.14%) 3PAR
14 14 (1.00%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.92%) ArcSight
16 12 (0.85%) Apple
17 11 (0.78%) Juniper
17 11 (0.78%) Nimble Storage