Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 170 256
Rank change year-on-year +64 +86 +175
Permanent jobs citing GCP 1,053 1,369 1,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.93% 1.93% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.57% 6.38% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,177 1,013
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £84,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% +8.00%

GCP is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,909 21,471 20,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.68% 30.25% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,705 17,665 16,146
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,838
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the UK excluding London

GCP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GCP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for GCP in the UK excluding London

GCP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for GCP in the UK excluding London

GCP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 January 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
North of England +38 300 £55,000 -6.38% 114
South East +115 243 £54,500 -12.80% 59
South West +44 177 £52,500 -4.55% 26
Midlands +61 156 £62,500 +4.17% 49
North West +25 142 £57,500 -4.17% 73
Yorkshire +42 137 £55,000 - 30
West Midlands +89 120 £62,500 +15.85% 36
Scotland +11 86 £62,500 +4.17% 8
East of England +9 62 £55,000 -4.35% 37
East Midlands +27 35 £67,500 -10.00% 12
Wales +16 25 £48,750 +8.33% 11
North East +14 21 £52,500 +0.49% 11
Northern Ireland +16 5 £45,000 -1.10% 10
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for GCP.

1 829 (78.73%) AWS
2 688 (65.34%) Azure
3 464 (44.06%) Google
4 463 (43.97%) Python
5 440 (41.79%) DevOps
6 429 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
7 399 (37.89%) Kubernetes
8 380 (36.09%) Docker
9 299 (28.40%) Java
9 299 (28.40%) JavaScript
10 259 (24.60%) SQL
11 257 (24.41%) Terraform
12 251 (23.84%) Software Engineering
13 242 (22.98%) Microservices
14 183 (17.38%) C#
15 181 (17.19%) Linux
15 181 (17.19%) Node.js
16 161 (15.29%) MongoDB
17 158 (15.00%) AngularJS
18 157 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
19 150 (14.25%) TDD
20 147 (13.96%) Scrum
21 146 (13.87%) React
22 143 (13.58%) Go
23 132 (12.54%) Git (software)
24 124 (11.78%) SaaS
25 115 (10.92%) Spring
25 115 (10.92%) Elasticsearch
26 112 (10.64%) REST
27 111 (10.54%) Jenkins

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 115 (10.92%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (9.02%) Apache Spark
3 74 (7.03%) Apache
4 25 (2.37%) Apache Airflow
5 21 (1.99%) Confluence
6 14 (1.33%) CMS
7 13 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 13 (1.23%) nginx
8 11 (1.04%) WordPress
9 9 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.57%) Headless CMS
11 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.28%) Drupal
12 3 (0.28%) IIS
12 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.19%) Luigi
13 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.095%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.095%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Magento
2 5 (0.47%) Shopify
3 4 (0.38%) Eikon
4 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.19%) Odoo
6 1 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.095%) BambooHR
6 1 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 829 (78.73%) AWS
2 688 (65.34%) Azure
3 124 (11.78%) SaaS
4 77 (7.31%) Serverless
5 76 (7.22%) GitHub
6 62 (5.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (4.65%) PaaS
8 48 (4.56%) Stackdriver
9 47 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
10 46 (4.37%) IaaS
11 42 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (2.47%) Office 365
13 22 (2.09%) Power Platform
14 18 (1.71%) Google App Engine
15 13 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (1.14%) Firebase
17 11 (1.04%) npm
18 8 (0.76%) DigitalOcean
18 8 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.75%) Firewall
2 25 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.99%) DNS
4 19 (1.80%) HTTP
5 12 (1.14%) DHCP
5 12 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
6 11 (1.04%) Wireshark
7 10 (0.95%) LAN
7 10 (0.95%) Network Security
7 10 (0.95%) VPN
7 10 (0.95%) WAN
8 8 (0.76%) VLAN
9 7 (0.66%) CTI
9 7 (0.66%) Internet
9 7 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.66%) IPv4
9 7 (0.66%) OSPF
10 5 (0.47%) H.323
10 5 (0.47%) SSL
11 4 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (15.29%) MongoDB
2 157 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
3 97 (9.21%) Big Data
4 87 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (7.98%) SQL Server
6 82 (7.79%) MySQL
7 77 (7.31%) BigQuery
8 58 (5.51%) NoSQL
9 39 (3.70%) Hadoop
10 33 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 32 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (2.47%) Redis
14 24 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 24 (2.28%) Tableau
15 22 (2.09%) Power BI
16 19 (1.80%) Snowflake Schema
17 17 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
18 14 (1.33%) Apache Hive
18 14 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 132 (12.54%) Git (software)
2 111 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.65%) Gradle
4 46 (4.37%) JIRA
5 32 (3.04%) GitLab
6 24 (2.28%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.09%) Selenium
8 17 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 17 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.61%) JUnit
9 16 (1.52%) webpack
10 12 (1.14%) Babel
10 12 (1.14%) PHPUnit
11 11 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.95%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.76%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.66%) Metasploit
15 7 (0.66%) WebScarab
General
1 94 (8.93%) Finance
2 80 (7.60%) Public Sector
3 37 (3.51%) Retail
4 22 (2.09%) Games
5 21 (1.99%) Law
6 16 (1.52%) Electronics
6 16 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.42%) Banking
7 15 (1.42%) Marketing
8 13 (1.23%) Automotive
9 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.66%) Digital Economy
11 6 (0.57%) Advertising
12 5 (0.47%) Back Office
12 5 (0.47%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.095%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.095%) Legal
Job Titles
1 334 (31.72%) Developer
2 140 (13.30%) Software Engineer
3 113 (10.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 101 (9.59%) Data Engineer
5 97 (9.21%) Senior Developer
6 83 (7.88%) Java Developer
7 77 (7.31%) Architect
8 70 (6.65%) Cloud Engineer
9 52 (4.94%) Python Engineer
10 48 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 46 (4.37%) Senior Software Engineer
12 44 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 38 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
14 36 (3.42%) React Developer
15 31 (2.94%) Python Developer
16 29 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
17 28 (2.66%) Principal Engineer
18 27 (2.56%) Angular Developer
18 27 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 27 (2.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (17.19%) Node.js
2 158 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 146 (13.87%) React
4 115 (10.92%) Spring
5 112 (10.64%) REST
6 103 (9.78%) Vue.js
7 99 (9.40%) .NET
8 85 (8.07%) Spring Boot
9 77 (7.31%) Kafka
9 77 (7.31%) RabbitMQ
10 67 (6.36%) Django
10 67 (6.36%) Flask
11 62 (5.89%) Web Services
12 60 (5.70%) CSS
12 60 (5.70%) HTML
13 56 (5.32%) GraphQL
14 48 (4.56%) Spring Integration
15 30 (2.85%) .NET Core
15 30 (2.85%) Hibernate
15 30 (2.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (6.27%) Public Cloud
3 41 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.51%) Cloud Native
5 32 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (2.56%) User Experience
7 24 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.61%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.95%) Life Science
14 9 (0.85%) Blog
14 9 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (0.76%) Tandem
15 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.66%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 181 (17.19%) Linux
2 69 (6.55%) Windows
3 34 (3.23%) Unix
4 26 (2.47%) CentOS
4 26 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.80%) Ubuntu
6 18 (1.71%) Android
7 11 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.57%) Fedora
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.19%) Debian
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.095%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (41.79%) DevOps
2 429 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (23.84%) Software Engineering
4 242 (22.98%) Microservices
5 150 (14.25%) TDD
6 147 (13.96%) Scrum
7 108 (10.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 105 (9.97%) Machine Learning
9 95 (9.02%) Mentoring
10 91 (8.64%) Analytics
11 86 (8.17%) Test Automation
12 84 (7.98%) OOP
13 81 (7.69%) ETL
14 75 (7.12%) Unit Testing
15 74 (7.03%) Fintech
16 73 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (6.55%) Front End Development
18 66 (6.27%) Data Science
19 64 (6.08%) Data Engineering
20 63 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 463 (43.97%) Python
2 299 (28.40%) Java
2 299 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 259 (24.60%) SQL
4 183 (17.38%) C#
5 143 (13.58%) Go
6 90 (8.55%) Scala
7 82 (7.79%) Bash Shell
8 80 (7.60%) TypeScript
9 77 (7.31%) PHP
10 73 (6.93%) C++
11 68 (6.46%) Ruby
12 62 (5.89%) PowerShell
13 43 (4.08%) Kotlin
14 35 (3.32%) R
15 16 (1.52%) ES6
16 13 (1.23%) C
17 12 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.04%) Perl
19 8 (0.76%) Rust
Qualifications
1 100 (9.50%) Degree
2 73 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.09%) AWS Certification
5 17 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.42%) MCSE
6 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.76%) MCSA
9 8 (0.76%) RHCE
10 7 (0.66%) CCNA
10 7 (0.66%) CCNP
10 7 (0.66%) CISSP
11 6 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.47%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.47%) PhD
13 2 (0.19%) CISA
13 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.61%) QA
2 18 (1.71%) SLA
3 15 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.85%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 380 (36.09%) Docker
2 42 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.57%) KVM
6 6 (0.57%) oVirt
6 6 (0.57%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 5 (0.47%) vSphere
8 4 (0.38%) Microcode
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.38%) Xen
9 3 (0.28%) Varnish
9 3 (0.28%) zsh
10 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.095%) pfSense
10 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.095%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 399 (37.89%) Kubernetes
2 257 (24.41%) Terraform
3 105 (9.97%) Ansible
4 60 (5.70%) Grafana
5 48 (4.56%) Puppet
6 28 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.61%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.66%) Core Impact
8 7 (0.66%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.66%) Nessus
8 7 (0.66%) Nexpose
9 6 (0.57%) Nagios
9 6 (0.57%) Observium
9 6 (0.57%) Packer
9 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (0.57%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.47%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.38%) SCCM
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 464 (44.06%) Google
2 92 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 75 (7.12%) Oracle
4 53 (5.03%) Splunk
5 51 (4.84%) VMware
6 47 (4.46%) ServiceNow
7 20 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.71%) Informatica
9 14 (1.33%) Cisco
9 14 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.23%) Dell
11 11 (1.04%) Talend
12 10 (0.95%) SAP
13 9 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.85%) Databricks
14 8 (0.76%) Cognos
14 8 (0.76%) New Relic
14 8 (0.76%) Qualys
14 8 (0.76%) Teradata
14 8 (0.76%) Xamarin