Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 261 250 301
Rank change year-on-year -11 +51 +118
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,533 672 1,374
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.32% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.39% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 549 1,085
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £83,750 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 103,009 48,298 118,700
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 95.06% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 73,152 40,997 97,183
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -26 754 £75,000 +3.45% 153
South East -35 277 £55,000 +10.93% 34
North of England -42 174 £65,000 +36.84% 53
Midlands -30 130 £62,500 +13.64% 27
North West -16 113 £65,000 +13.04% 31
West Midlands -38 111 £62,500 +13.64% 21
South West -38 76 £51,875 -1.19% 12
East of England -92 56 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire -59 51 £60,000 +30.43% 11
East Midlands -42 19 £50,000 -9.09% 6
North East -31 13 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1,003 (65.43%) Azure
2 913 (59.56%) AWS
3 869 (56.69%) DevOps
4 672 (43.84%) Terraform
5 548 (35.75%) Python
6 471 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
7 452 (29.48%) Microsoft
8 437 (28.51%) Infrastructure as Code
9 432 (28.18%) Kubernetes
10 405 (26.42%) PowerShell
11 372 (24.27%) Linux
12 338 (22.05%) Docker
13 335 (21.85%) GCP
14 328 (21.40%) Ansible
15 320 (20.87%) Windows
16 296 (19.31%) Java
17 288 (18.79%) Finance
18 284 (18.53%) Bash Shell
19 275 (17.94%) AWS CloudFormation
20 267 (17.42%) Serverless
21 264 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 261 (17.03%) Social Skills
23 231 (15.07%) Jenkins
24 227 (14.81%) SQL
25 218 (14.22%) IaaS
26 207 (13.50%) Google
27 204 (13.31%) Active Directory
28 198 (12.92%) PaaS
29 188 (12.26%) Migration
30 182 (11.87%) Analytics

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 70 (4.57%) Apache
2 53 (3.46%) Apache Spark
3 44 (2.87%) Apache Airflow
4 43 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 33 (2.15%) MS Exchange
7 32 (2.09%) Confluence
8 31 (2.02%) IIS
9 23 (1.50%) nginx
10 17 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.04%) GemFire
12 12 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.26%) WordPress
14 2 (0.13%) Drupal
14 2 (0.13%) SAS
14 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.065%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.065%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.26%) MicroStation
2 4 (0.26%) Revit
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (1.30%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.26%) Workfront
3 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,003 (65.43%) Azure
2 913 (59.56%) AWS
3 335 (21.85%) GCP
4 275 (17.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 267 (17.42%) Serverless
6 218 (14.22%) IaaS
7 198 (12.92%) PaaS
8 164 (10.70%) Microsoft 365
9 147 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 130 (8.48%) GitHub
11 127 (8.28%) AWS Lambda
12 126 (8.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 119 (7.76%) SaaS
14 107 (6.98%) Amazon S3
15 91 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
16 77 (5.02%) Amazon ECS
17 76 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
18 75 (4.89%) Amazon EKS
18 75 (4.89%) AWS CloudTrail
18 75 (4.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 140 (9.13%) Firewall
2 84 (5.48%) Cisco IPT
3 80 (5.22%) DNS
4 50 (3.26%) VPN
5 46 (3.00%) HTTP
6 45 (2.94%) Network Security
7 36 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 30 (1.96%) DHCP
9 28 (1.83%) SSL
10 21 (1.37%) SAN
11 20 (1.30%) Internet
12 16 (1.04%) Calico
12 16 (1.04%) OSPF
13 15 (0.98%) NAS
14 14 (0.91%) IPv6
15 12 (0.78%) BGP
15 12 (0.78%) LAN
16 11 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.72%) Software-Defined Networking
16 11 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.89%) Big Data
2 103 (6.72%) Data Lake
3 100 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
4 93 (6.07%) SQL Server
5 76 (4.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 73 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 73 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 54 (3.52%) Amazon Athena
9 49 (3.20%) MySQL
10 46 (3.00%) Electronic Patient Records
11 40 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 38 (2.48%) MongoDB
13 28 (1.83%) Relational Database
14 26 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (1.17%) BigQuery
16 16 (1.04%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.98%) Redis
18 12 (0.78%) Couchbase
18 12 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 231 (15.07%) Jenkins
2 167 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 100 (6.52%) GitLab
4 72 (4.70%) JIRA
5 50 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 42 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 38 (2.48%) Artifactory
7 38 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (2.41%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.70%) CircleCI
10 22 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (1.24%) Gradle
13 18 (1.17%) kappa
13 18 (1.17%) Protractor
14 16 (1.04%) gulp
14 16 (1.04%) Selenium
15 13 (0.85%) Travis CI
16 8 (0.52%) Maven
17 7 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 288 (18.79%) Finance
2 261 (17.03%) Social Skills
3 95 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (5.41%) Banking
5 51 (3.33%) Retail
6 50 (3.26%) Law
7 40 (2.61%) Public Sector
8 33 (2.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 31 (2.02%) Automotive
10 29 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
11 23 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
12 19 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.98%) Marketing
14 14 (0.91%) Games
15 12 (0.78%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
17 9 (0.59%) Advertising
17 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.52%) Electronics
18 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (10.44%) .NET
2 109 (7.11%) Web Services
3 107 (6.98%) Kafka
4 60 (3.91%) Node.js
5 56 (3.65%) JSON
6 54 (3.52%) ARM Templates
7 52 (3.39%) AngularJS
8 49 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
9 42 (2.74%) ActiveMQ
10 35 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
11 34 (2.22%) YAML
12 26 (1.70%) React
13 25 (1.63%) REST
14 24 (1.57%) Spring
15 23 (1.50%) .NET Core
16 21 (1.37%) Spring Boot
17 19 (1.24%) LAMP
18 18 (1.17%) Velocity
19 17 (1.11%) ASP.NET
19 17 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.44%) Public Cloud
2 157 (10.24%) Cloud Native
3 76 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 57 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 47 (3.07%) Clustering
7 40 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.22%) User Experience
10 27 (1.76%) Private Cloud
11 25 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.57%) PKI
13 23 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
14 21 (1.37%) NHS
14 21 (1.37%) Replication
15 20 (1.30%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
17 17 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 16 (1.04%) Data Structures
19 13 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 372 (24.27%) Linux
2 320 (20.87%) Windows
3 98 (6.39%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.87%) Unix
5 38 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (2.35%) Windows 10
7 32 (2.09%) CentOS
8 20 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.04%) VMS
10 15 (0.98%) Debian
11 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.20%) Android
16 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
18 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (56.69%) DevOps
2 471 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 437 (28.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 264 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 188 (12.26%) Migration
6 182 (11.87%) Analytics
7 165 (10.76%) Microservices
8 163 (10.63%) Software Engineering
9 160 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
10 147 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 138 (9.00%) Configuration Management
12 123 (8.02%) Computer Science
13 110 (7.18%) Deployment Automation
13 110 (7.18%) ETL
14 106 (6.91%) SDLC
15 105 (6.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 104 (6.78%) Data Analytics
17 103 (6.72%) Scrum
18 102 (6.65%) Data Security
19 99 (6.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 548 (35.75%) Python
2 405 (26.42%) PowerShell
3 296 (19.31%) Java
4 284 (18.53%) Bash Shell
5 227 (14.81%) SQL
6 127 (8.28%) Scala
7 114 (7.44%) Go
8 91 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 80 (5.22%) C#
10 50 (3.26%) PHP
11 40 (2.61%) Ruby
12 36 (2.35%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.57%) Groovy
15 23 (1.50%) C++
16 19 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.91%) Kotlin
18 9 (0.59%) Perl
18 9 (0.59%) R
19 8 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (9.00%) Degree
2 129 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
3 122 (7.96%) AWS Certification
4 100 (6.52%) CISSP
5 95 (6.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 55 (3.59%) Security Cleared
7 52 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (1.96%) SC Cleared
10 25 (1.63%) MCSE
11 20 (1.30%) CCNA
11 20 (1.30%) CCSP
12 16 (1.04%) Master's Degree
12 16 (1.04%) OCP
12 16 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.65%) MCSA
14 8 (0.52%) GIAC
15 7 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.39%) CISM
17 5 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.20%) SLA
2 38 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.63%) QA
4 17 (1.11%) NIST
5 14 (0.91%) GRC
6 9 (0.59%) GDPR
7 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.52%) SOC 2
8 7 (0.46%) NCSC
9 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.33%) PMO
10 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.20%) COBIT
11 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 338 (22.05%) Docker
2 204 (13.31%) Active Directory
3 79 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
4 78 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.57%) vSphere
7 18 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.39%) HDFS
10 6 (0.39%) vCloud
11 4 (0.26%) iptables
11 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.13%) Firmware
12 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.065%) Ceph
13 1 (0.065%) KVM
13 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 672 (43.84%) Terraform
2 432 (28.18%) Kubernetes
3 328 (21.40%) Ansible
4 126 (8.22%) Puppet
5 114 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (6.59%) Grafana
7 66 (4.31%) Prometheus
8 42 (2.74%) SCCM
9 37 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 29 (1.89%) Rancher
11 22 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (1.24%) Kibana
13 13 (0.85%) Packer
14 12 (0.78%) Consul
15 11 (0.72%) Istio
16 9 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
17 6 (0.39%) logstash
17 6 (0.39%) SCOM
17 6 (0.39%) WSUS
17 6 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 452 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 207 (13.50%) Google
3 133 (8.68%) VMware
4 100 (6.52%) Databricks
5 67 (4.37%) Oracle
6 50 (3.26%) Cisco
7 46 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 38 (2.48%) Dynatrace
9 36 (2.35%) Splunk
10 23 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.44%) Apple
12 21 (1.37%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.30%) Citrix
14 18 (1.17%) 3PAR
14 18 (1.17%) Scality
15 17 (1.11%) Palo Alto
16 16 (1.04%) New Relic
17 13 (0.85%) F5
18 10 (0.65%) Meraki
19 9 (0.59%) SAP