Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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

Cloud Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 213 210 307
Rank change year-on-year -3 +97 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 272 129 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 1.27% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.32% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 169 106 156
10th Percentile £40,950 £32,500 £39,875
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £56,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% -6.25% +4.35%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,938 £71,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £78,750 £81,250
England 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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,918 9,795 22,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 96.11% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11,930 7,980 18,257
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,775 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -6 112 £57,500 -9.80% 20
Hampshire -45 58 £50,000 -16.67% 8
Surrey -19 57 £55,000 -6.38% 17
Berkshire -22 48 £55,000 -24.14% 13
Buckinghamshire -12 43 £57,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -4 22 £95,000 +52.00% 4
East Sussex -38 20 £70,500 +74.07%
Kent -46 10 £25,000 -44.44% 1
West Sussex +3 5 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Sussex -1 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £45,000 -
Cloud Engineer
England

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 South East region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 210 (77.21%) Azure
2 154 (56.62%) DevOps
3 139 (51.10%) AWS
4 128 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 116 (42.65%) Terraform
6 114 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (35.29%) Python
8 95 (34.93%) Java
9 94 (34.56%) PowerShell
10 78 (28.68%) CI/CD
11 77 (28.31%) Bash
12 75 (27.57%) Data Security
13 71 (26.10%) Serverless
14 69 (25.37%) Analytics
15 68 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
16 67 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
17 65 (23.90%) Linux
17 65 (23.90%) Ansible
18 61 (22.43%) .NET
19 60 (22.06%) Docker
20 59 (21.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 59 (21.69%) CISSP
20 59 (21.69%) ETL
20 59 (21.69%) Big Data
20 59 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
21 58 (21.32%) Data Analytics
21 58 (21.32%) GitHub
21 58 (21.32%) Scala
21 58 (21.32%) Cisco IPT
21 58 (21.32%) Information Management

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 32 (11.76%) Apache
2 20 (7.35%) Apache Airflow
3 15 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.41%) nginx
5 9 (3.31%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.57%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.84%) GemFire
7 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 210 (77.21%) Azure
2 139 (51.10%) AWS
3 71 (26.10%) Serverless
4 68 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 58 (21.32%) GitHub
6 56 (20.59%) IaaS
7 50 (18.38%) Azure Monitor
7 50 (18.38%) Microsoft 365
7 50 (18.38%) PaaS
8 49 (18.01%) GitHub Actions
9 44 (16.18%) Amazon S3
9 44 (16.18%) Azure Functions
10 43 (15.81%) Azure Service Bus
11 41 (15.07%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (14.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 40 (14.71%) Azure Data Factory
13 38 (13.97%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (13.97%) Azure Event Grid
13 38 (13.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 34 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 58 (21.32%) Cisco IPT
2 21 (7.72%) Firewall
3 12 (4.41%) VPN
4 8 (2.94%) Internet
5 5 (1.84%) Calico
5 5 (1.84%) VoIP
6 4 (1.47%) DNS
6 4 (1.47%) Network Security
7 2 (0.74%) DMZ
8 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.69%) Big Data
2 58 (21.32%) Data Lake
3 48 (17.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 30 (11.03%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (11.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 29 (10.66%) Amazon Athena
5 29 (10.66%) Electronic Patient Records
6 20 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (5.88%) MySQL
8 14 (5.15%) NoSQL
8 14 (5.15%) SQL Server
9 12 (4.41%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.68%) MariaDB
10 10 (3.68%) Redis
11 9 (3.31%) Couchbase
11 9 (3.31%) Power BI
12 6 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.37%) Looker
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.31%) kappa
4 7 (2.57%) Gradle
4 7 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.84%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.84%) gulp
6 5 (1.84%) Protractor
6 5 (1.84%) Selenium
6 5 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.10%) GitLab
8 2 (0.74%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.74%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.74%) JIRA
8 2 (0.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.37%) Emacs
9 1 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 24 (8.82%) Finance
2 23 (8.46%) Social Skills
3 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.41%) Banking
4 12 (4.41%) Law
5 11 (4.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (3.68%) Retail
7 7 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (2.21%) Advertising
8 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.84%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.47%) Automotive
10 4 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.10%) Billing
12 2 (0.74%) Games
13 1 (0.37%) Marketing
13 1 (0.37%) Public Speaking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.43%) .NET
2 34 (12.50%) Kafka
3 30 (11.03%) ActiveMQ
4 21 (7.72%) Web Services
5 18 (6.62%) ARM Templates
6 15 (5.51%) AngularJS
6 15 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (4.04%) JSON
7 11 (4.04%) Node.js
8 9 (3.31%) LAMP
9 6 (2.21%) Spring
9 6 (2.21%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.84%) .NET Core
10 5 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.84%) J2EE
10 5 (1.84%) Spring Integration
10 5 (1.84%) WireMock
11 4 (1.47%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.74%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.68%) User Experience
3 9 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.57%) Arduino
5 7 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.57%) Raspberry Pi
6 6 (2.21%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.47%) Clustering
8 3 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.10%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.74%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.90%) Linux
2 45 (16.54%) Windows
3 31 (11.40%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.74%) CentOS
6 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.37%) Debian
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Unix
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (56.62%) DevOps
2 114 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (28.68%) CI/CD
4 75 (27.57%) Data Security
5 69 (25.37%) Analytics
6 59 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 59 (21.69%) ETL
7 58 (21.32%) Data Analytics
7 58 (21.32%) Information Management
7 58 (21.32%) Risk Management
8 53 (19.49%) Security Operations
9 50 (18.38%) Runbook
9 50 (18.38%) SDLC
10 49 (18.01%) Threat Modelling
11 47 (17.28%) Log Analytics
12 43 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 39 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (12.87%) Infrastructure as Code
15 31 (11.40%) Microservices
16 29 (10.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.29%) Python
2 95 (34.93%) Java
3 94 (34.56%) PowerShell
4 77 (28.31%) Bash
5 58 (21.32%) Scala
6 31 (11.40%) SQL
7 20 (7.35%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.35%) PHP
8 16 (5.88%) Ruby
9 14 (5.15%) C#
10 10 (3.68%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.94%) Go
12 2 (0.74%) C++
12 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (21.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 59 (21.69%) CISSP
3 35 (12.87%) AWS Certification
4 20 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (6.99%) Degree
6 15 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (3.68%) CCSP
8 8 (2.94%) CCNA
8 8 (2.94%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.21%) MCSE
10 5 (1.84%) OCP
10 5 (1.84%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.10%) MCP
11 3 (1.10%) MCTS
12 1 (0.37%) GIAC
12 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.25%) SLA
2 16 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.68%) QA
4 6 (2.21%) NCSC
5 5 (1.84%) GDPR
5 5 (1.84%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.74%) NIST
7 1 (0.37%) SOC 2
System Software
1 60 (22.06%) Docker
2 43 (15.81%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.74%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 116 (42.65%) Terraform
2 65 (23.90%) Ansible
3 50 (18.38%) Kubernetes
4 26 (9.56%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.31%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.84%) Grafana
7 5 (1.84%) Kibana
7 5 (1.84%) Puppet
8 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.37%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.37%) Salt
9 1 (0.37%) SCCM
9 1 (0.37%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 58 (21.32%) Databricks
3 22 (8.09%) VMware
4 10 (3.68%) Oracle
5 9 (3.31%) Google
5 9 (3.31%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.31%) Veeam
6 5 (1.84%) PayPal
6 5 (1.84%) Sophos
7 3 (1.10%) Citrix
7 3 (1.10%) Draytek
7 3 (1.10%) WatchGuard
8 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco
9 1 (0.37%) BroadSoft
9 1 (0.37%) HP
9 1 (0.37%) Meraki
9 1 (0.37%) Polycom
9 1 (0.37%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.37%) Sun