Period
to 1 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 265 332
Rank change year-on-year +35 +67 +87
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 545 770 804
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.30% 1.13% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 3.07% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 490 659 665
Median annual salary £65,000 £63,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.36% +5.83% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,400
90th Percentile £86,375 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%

Public Cloud is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15,789 25,080 32,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.59% 36.68% 37.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,236 19,497 24,271
Median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK excluding London

Public Cloud
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Public Cloud in the UK excluding London

Public Cloud
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Public Cloud in the UK excluding London

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 1 March 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
South East +99 172 £68,750 +1.85% 40
North of England +41 116 £57,500 - 49
South West +46 85 £55,000 -8.33% 17
Midlands -64 67 £68,750 -1.79% 39
North West +62 64 £62,500 +5.75% 30
West Midlands -17 54 £62,500 - 30
East of England +75 53 £60,000 +4.35% 9
Scotland +15 47 £65,000 +30.00% 14
Yorkshire +21 40 £45,540 -24.10% 14
East Midlands -58 13 £82,500 +10.00% 9
North East +3 12 £62,500 +25.65% 5
Northern Ireland +10 3 £72,500 +41.46% 7
Wales +19 2 - - 2
Public Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT jobs citing Public Cloud 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 Public Cloud.

1 327 (60.00%) Azure
2 293 (53.76%) AWS
3 214 (39.27%) DevOps
4 206 (37.80%) Microsoft
5 196 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (29.91%) VMware
7 160 (29.36%) Docker
8 157 (28.81%) Linux
9 151 (27.71%) Python
10 149 (27.34%) Windows
10 149 (27.34%) SaaS
11 147 (26.97%) PowerShell
12 143 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 133 (24.40%) Data Centre
14 132 (24.22%) Kubernetes
15 127 (23.30%) Infrastructure as Code
16 124 (22.75%) Ansible
17 113 (20.73%) Firewall
17 113 (20.73%) Terraform
18 109 (20.00%) PaaS
19 100 (18.35%) IaaS
20 99 (18.17%) Security Cleared
21 90 (16.51%) GCP
22 83 (15.23%) Puppet
23 82 (15.05%) Bash Shell
24 81 (14.86%) SC Cleared
25 80 (14.68%) ITIL
26 79 (14.50%) Configuration Management
26 79 (14.50%) Active Directory
27 78 (14.31%) SQL Server

Public Cloud
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 50 (9.17%) Confluence
2 46 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.20%) IIS
3 12 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.83%) CMS
4 10 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.10%) nginx
6 6 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.92%) Drupal
7 5 (0.92%) WordPress
8 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Magento
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 327 (60.00%) Azure
2 293 (53.76%) AWS
3 149 (27.34%) SaaS
4 109 (20.00%) PaaS
5 100 (18.35%) IaaS
6 90 (16.51%) GCP
7 65 (11.93%) Microsoft 365
8 41 (7.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 38 (6.97%) Serverless
10 19 (3.49%) OneDrive
11 15 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (2.02%) GitHub
13 11 (2.02%) Google App Engine
14 9 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
15 8 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 113 (20.73%) Firewall
2 60 (11.01%) VPN
3 50 (9.17%) VLAN
4 40 (7.34%) DNS
5 37 (6.79%) IPv4
6 36 (6.61%) Internet
7 32 (5.87%) OSPF
8 26 (4.77%) SAN
9 25 (4.59%) WAN
10 19 (3.49%) Skype
11 16 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (2.94%) LAN
11 16 (2.94%) TCP/IP
12 13 (2.39%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.47%) DHCP
13 8 (1.47%) Network Security
14 5 (0.92%) NAS
15 4 (0.73%) Cisco Firepower
15 4 (0.73%) HTTP
15 4 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.61%) MySQL
3 19 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.39%) Big Data
5 11 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.47%) BigQuery
8 7 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.73%) Cloud Spanner
10 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.55%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.55%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (0.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 67 (12.29%) Git (software)
2 59 (10.83%) JIRA
3 47 (8.62%) Jenkins
4 41 (7.52%) Subversion
5 22 (4.04%) GitLab
6 16 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.47%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.73%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.55%) AppScan
11 3 (0.55%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.55%) Gradle
11 3 (0.55%) Maven
11 3 (0.55%) Selenium
11 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
General
1 56 (10.28%) Finance
2 35 (6.42%) Public Sector
3 31 (5.69%) Marketing
4 12 (2.20%) Law
5 11 (2.02%) Retail
6 10 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.47%) Banking
7 8 (1.47%) Games
7 8 (1.47%) Military
8 5 (0.92%) Local Government
8 5 (0.92%) Police
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (21.83%) Architect
2 79 (14.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 64 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (9.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (7.89%) Consultant
5 43 (7.89%) Developer
6 40 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (6.42%) AWS Engineer
8 32 (5.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (5.32%) Azure Engineer
10 27 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
11 26 (4.77%) Cloud Architect
11 26 (4.77%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 24 (4.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (4.22%) Cloud Developer
14 22 (4.04%) Azure Consultant
15 20 (3.67%) Security Architect
15 20 (3.67%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 19 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
17 18 (3.30%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.38%) Web Services
2 33 (6.06%) React
3 30 (5.50%) Node.js
4 29 (5.32%) .NET
5 19 (3.49%) CSS
5 19 (3.49%) HTML
6 18 (3.30%) REST
7 12 (2.20%) HTML5
7 12 (2.20%) jQuery
8 11 (2.02%) CSS3
9 10 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (1.65%) JSON
11 8 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.47%) YAML
12 7 (1.28%) .NET Core
12 7 (1.28%) SOAP
13 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.92%) COM
13 5 (0.92%) PostGIS
14 4 (0.73%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 133 (24.40%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.44%) Private Cloud
3 38 (6.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 36 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (6.42%) Cloud Native
6 28 (5.14%) Data Structures
7 27 (4.95%) Algorithms
8 23 (4.22%) Mobile App
9 20 (3.67%) EPoS
10 18 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (1.47%) Replication
14 7 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
15 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.92%) PKI
17 4 (0.73%) Clustering
17 4 (0.73%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 157 (28.81%) Linux
2 149 (27.34%) Windows
3 68 (12.48%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 39 (7.16%) Unix
6 29 (5.32%) Windows Server 2019
7 28 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (4.22%) CentOS
9 18 (3.30%) Ubuntu
10 14 (2.57%) Windows 10
11 11 (2.02%) Android
11 11 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.18%) Debian
14 1 (0.18%) Fedora
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (39.27%) DevOps
2 196 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (23.30%) Infrastructure as Code
4 80 (14.68%) ITIL
5 79 (14.50%) Configuration Management
6 73 (13.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 67 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 66 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (11.93%) Data Science
9 65 (11.93%) Service Management
10 61 (11.19%) Microservices
11 60 (11.01%) Scrum
12 51 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (8.62%) Presales
13 47 (8.62%) Software Engineering
14 45 (8.26%) Machine Learning
14 45 (8.26%) Mentoring
15 42 (7.71%) DevSecOps
16 41 (7.52%) Migration
16 41 (7.52%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 151 (27.71%) Python
2 147 (26.97%) PowerShell
3 82 (15.05%) Bash Shell
4 63 (11.56%) SQL
5 56 (10.28%) JavaScript
6 47 (8.62%) Java
7 36 (6.61%) Go
8 28 (5.14%) TypeScript
9 27 (4.95%) C#
10 16 (2.94%) Perl
11 12 (2.20%) Ruby
12 10 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.10%) C
13 6 (1.10%) PHP
14 3 (0.55%) ES6
14 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.37%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.37%) R
16 1 (0.18%) Groovy
16 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (18.17%) Security Cleared
2 81 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 71 (13.03%) Degree
4 29 (5.32%) Master's Degree
5 27 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.85%) GIAC
6 21 (3.85%) RHCE
7 19 (3.49%) CCNA
8 17 (3.12%) MCSE
8 17 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (2.94%) AWS Certification
9 16 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.39%) CISSP
11 8 (1.47%) CCSA
12 6 (1.10%) ISSAP
13 5 (0.92%) CISM
13 5 (0.92%) CRISC
13 5 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.22%) SLA
3 22 (4.04%) NIST
4 17 (3.12%) GDPR
5 11 (2.02%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.65%) HIPAA
6 9 (1.65%) ISO 22301
7 8 (1.47%) GAMP
7 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.92%) QA
9 4 (0.73%) NCSC
10 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.18%) HL7
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 160 (29.36%) Docker
2 143 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (14.50%) Active Directory
4 61 (11.19%) Hyper-V
5 42 (7.71%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.75%) vSphere
7 10 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.47%) Xen
9 7 (1.28%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.73%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.55%) Varnish
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (24.22%) Kubernetes
2 124 (22.75%) Ansible
3 113 (20.73%) Terraform
4 83 (15.23%) Puppet
5 62 (11.38%) SCCM
6 58 (10.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 36 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (4.22%) ZABBIX
9 20 (3.67%) SCVMM
10 12 (2.20%) Graylog
11 10 (1.83%) CFEngine
12 7 (1.28%) Nagios
13 6 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.92%) SCOM
14 5 (0.92%) vRealize
15 4 (0.73%) Cobbler
16 3 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
16 3 (0.55%) FortiGate
16 3 (0.55%) HAProxy
16 3 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 206 (37.80%) Microsoft
2 163 (29.91%) VMware
3 68 (12.48%) Oracle
4 59 (10.83%) Google
5 40 (7.34%) Cisco
6 31 (5.69%) Citrix
7 28 (5.14%) PagerDuty
7 28 (5.14%) Red Hat
7 28 (5.14%) Veeam
8 13 (2.39%) F5
9 12 (2.20%) Ivanti
10 11 (2.02%) Splunk
11 10 (1.83%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.83%) Sitecore
11 10 (1.83%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.65%) Juniper
13 8 (1.47%) Qualys
13 8 (1.47%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.28%) Salesforce.com