Period
to 22 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 305 296
Rank change year-on-year +89 -9 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 223 78 243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 0.54% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.57% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 157 64 216
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £34,125
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,188 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,625
England median annual salary £62,500 £63,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.00% +3.45%

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 14,333 13,776 25,335
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 95.42% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10,421 11,320 20,923
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 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
Thames Valley +48 90 £60,000 -7.69% 10
Hampshire +13 64 £57,500 +4.55% 9
Buckinghamshire +18 40 £60,000 -5.88% 5
Berkshire +14 31 £70,000 +1.82% 4
East Sussex +10 25 £60,000 +6.67% 1
Surrey -5 22 £64,000 +16.36% 3
Oxfordshire +20 19 £55,000 +57.14% 1
West Sussex +16 12 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Kent -19 7 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South East region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 141 (63.23%) Azure
2 137 (61.43%) AWS
3 126 (56.50%) DevOps
4 100 (44.84%) Terraform
5 89 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (37.22%) Linux
6 83 (37.22%) Python
7 78 (34.98%) PaaS
8 72 (32.29%) Microsoft
9 71 (31.84%) Active Directory
10 70 (31.39%) IaaS
11 68 (30.49%) Ansible
12 65 (29.15%) PowerShell
13 57 (25.56%) Windows
13 57 (25.56%) Finance
14 52 (23.32%) Docker
15 51 (22.87%) Jenkins
16 49 (21.97%) Kubernetes
17 48 (21.52%) SaaS
18 46 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
19 45 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 45 (20.18%) Bash Shell
20 44 (19.73%) Azure Active Directory
21 40 (17.94%) Git (software)
22 39 (17.49%) Configuration Management
22 39 (17.49%) SQL
23 38 (17.04%) Scrum
23 38 (17.04%) Microsoft 365
24 36 (16.14%) Firewall
24 36 (16.14%) Software Engineering

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 14 (6.28%) Confluence
2 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.24%) Apache
5 4 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.35%) nginx
7 2 (0.90%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.90%) Drupal
7 2 (0.90%) GemFire
7 2 (0.90%) WordPress
8 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.69%) MicroStation
1 6 (2.69%) Revit
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 141 (63.23%) Azure
2 137 (61.43%) AWS
3 78 (34.98%) PaaS
4 70 (31.39%) IaaS
5 48 (21.52%) SaaS
6 44 (19.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (17.04%) Microsoft 365
8 31 (13.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (13.90%) GCP
9 20 (8.97%) Serverless
10 13 (5.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 13 (5.83%) GitHub
11 11 (4.93%) Amazon S3
11 11 (4.93%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (4.04%) Azure Functions
12 9 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (3.59%) AWS CodePipeline
13 8 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.14%) Firewall
2 18 (8.07%) VPN
3 16 (7.17%) DNS
4 13 (5.83%) HTTP
5 12 (5.38%) DMZ
6 10 (4.48%) DHCP
7 9 (4.04%) VLAN
8 8 (3.59%) SAN
8 8 (3.59%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.14%) MPLS
10 6 (2.69%) VoIP
11 5 (2.24%) Network Security
12 2 (0.90%) Calico
12 2 (0.90%) Internet
12 2 (0.90%) WAAS
13 1 (0.45%) FTP
13 1 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.45%) RIP
13 1 (0.45%) SSL
13 1 (0.45%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.62%) Azure SQL Database
2 16 (7.17%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.14%) MySQL
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.69%) Big Data
6 6 (2.69%) BigQuery
6 6 (2.69%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.79%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.35%) Tableau
8 3 (1.35%) Tableau Server
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.90%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.90%) Presto
10 1 (0.45%) Data Vault
Development Applications
1 51 (22.87%) Jenkins
2 40 (17.94%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.42%) JIRA
4 17 (7.62%) Bitbucket
5 12 (5.38%) Gradle
6 11 (4.93%) TeamCity
7 10 (4.48%) Maven
7 10 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.79%) GitLab
9 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.90%) gulp
10 2 (0.90%) Protractor
10 2 (0.90%) Selenium
10 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.45%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.45%) MLflow
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (25.56%) Finance
2 26 (11.66%) Social Skills
3 22 (9.87%) Banking
4 21 (9.42%) Law
5 16 (7.17%) Billing
6 13 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.83%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (3.59%) Legal
8 6 (2.69%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.69%) Retail
9 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Marketing
12 1 (0.45%) Automotive
12 1 (0.45%) Electronics
12 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.45%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.28%) REST
2 13 (5.83%) CGI
2 13 (5.83%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (4.48%) .NET
4 9 (4.04%) SAML
5 5 (2.24%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.24%) Web Services
6 4 (1.79%) Node.js
7 3 (1.35%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.35%) JSON
7 3 (1.35%) LAMP
7 3 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.35%) OAuth
7 3 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.35%) RESTful
7 3 (1.35%) Sensu
8 2 (0.90%) Keras
8 2 (0.90%) Velocity
8 2 (0.90%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.00%) Public Cloud
2 19 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (5.83%) Clustering
4 13 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (4.48%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.14%) CMDB
7 7 (3.14%) Fat Client
7 7 (3.14%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.69%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.69%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.79%) Replication
10 3 (1.35%) PKI
11 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (37.22%) Linux
2 57 (25.56%) Windows
3 23 (10.31%) Unix
4 18 (8.07%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.59%) CentOS
5 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (56.50%) DevOps
2 89 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
4 45 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (17.49%) Configuration Management
6 38 (17.04%) Scrum
7 36 (16.14%) Software Engineering
8 34 (15.25%) Cloud Operations
9 32 (14.35%) ITIL
10 25 (11.21%) Mentoring
11 24 (10.76%) Identity Management
11 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (10.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 23 (10.31%) Visualisation
13 22 (9.87%) Analytics
14 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (8.97%) Build Automation
16 19 (8.52%) Digital Banking
16 19 (8.52%) Identity Access Management
16 19 (8.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.22%) Python
2 65 (29.15%) PowerShell
3 45 (20.18%) Bash Shell
4 39 (17.49%) SQL
5 25 (11.21%) Java
6 12 (5.38%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.93%) Go
8 9 (4.04%) PHP
9 6 (2.69%) Perl
10 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.90%) C#
11 2 (0.90%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.90%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) C++
12 1 (0.45%) Clojure
12 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (12.56%) Degree
2 15 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.79%) MCSE
5 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.90%) CCNA
7 2 (0.90%) CISA
7 2 (0.90%) CISM
7 2 (0.90%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (0.90%) MCSA
7 2 (0.90%) OCP
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.52%) SLA
2 12 (5.38%) QA
3 8 (3.59%) GDPR
4 7 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.35%) NIST
5 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.90%) COBIT
6 2 (0.90%) GRC
6 2 (0.90%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.90%) ITGC
6 2 (0.90%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.45%) NCSC
System Software
1 71 (31.84%) Active Directory
2 52 (23.32%) Docker
3 30 (13.45%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (4.93%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.04%) vSphere
7 7 (3.14%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 100 (44.84%) Terraform
2 68 (30.49%) Ansible
3 49 (21.97%) Kubernetes
4 24 (10.76%) Puppet
5 13 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (4.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 8 (3.59%) SCCM
9 7 (3.14%) SCOM
10 6 (2.69%) Nagios
10 6 (2.69%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.79%) Grafana
12 2 (0.90%) Kibana
12 2 (0.90%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.45%) Packer
13 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.45%) vRealize
13 1 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.76%) VMware
3 16 (7.17%) Oracle
4 13 (5.83%) Google
5 12 (5.38%) Citrix
6 8 (3.59%) Cisco
7 7 (3.14%) Barracuda Networks
7 7 (3.14%) F5
7 7 (3.14%) Juniper
8 6 (2.69%) Adobe
8 6 (2.69%) ESET
8 6 (2.69%) Meraki
8 6 (2.69%) Vectorworks
9 4 (1.79%) Apple
10 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.90%) Databricks
11 2 (0.90%) ESRI
11 2 (0.90%) HP
11 2 (0.90%) IBM
11 2 (0.90%) Red Hat