Period
to 6 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for AWS Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon AWS Certification
UK
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 535 684 728
Rank change year-on-year +149 +44 +177
Permanent jobs citing AWS Certification 301 345 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.29% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 282 285 354
Median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,000 £41,975
90th Percentile £91,250 £98,250 £109,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +20.00%

AWS Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,668 26,741 37,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.63% 21.69% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10,800 20,112 27,480
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing AWS Certification.

Salary trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 6 March 2021.

Salary histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 6 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
England +152 272 £65,000 -7.14% 89
UK excluding London +151 176 £60,000 -4.00% 61
London +107 106 £81,250 -4.41% 34
North of England +95 85 £60,000 - 29
Work from Home -63 53 £65,000 -23.53% 20
Yorkshire +47 51 £60,000 +9.09% 8
North West +65 30 £60,000 -2.04% 20
South West +43 25 £95,000 +58.33% 5
Midlands +39 25 £55,000 -26.67% 7
South East +96 16 £75,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands +25 13 £55,000 -26.67% 2
Scotland +22 13 £51,250 -26.79% 4
West Midlands +29 8 £35,000 -50.00% 5
East of England +84 6 £75,000 +11.11% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 - 1
North East +20 4 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Wales +28 1 £65,000 +48.57% 1

For the 6 months to 6 March 2021, IT jobs citing AWS Certification 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 with a requirement for AWS Certification.

1 279 (92.69%) AWS
2 185 (61.46%) DevOps
3 160 (53.16%) Terraform
4 141 (46.84%) Python
5 138 (45.85%) Linux
6 134 (44.52%) Docker
7 130 (43.19%) Kubernetes
7 130 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (39.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 107 (35.55%) Puppet
10 97 (32.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 96 (31.89%) Configuration Management
12 84 (27.91%) Go
13 82 (27.24%) Opscode Chef
14 76 (25.25%) Azure
15 73 (24.25%) Deployment Automation
16 71 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (23.59%) Amazon EKS
16 71 (23.59%) Ruby
17 61 (20.27%) Enterprise Cloud
18 60 (19.93%) Microservices
19 58 (19.27%) SaltStack
19 58 (19.27%) Pulumi
20 56 (18.60%) Ansible
21 45 (14.95%) VMware
22 43 (14.29%) Windows
22 43 (14.29%) Jenkins
23 41 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (11.96%) PowerShell
24 36 (11.96%) Amazon RDS

AWS Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (6.64%) Confluence
2 10 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.66%) nginx
5 4 (1.33%) Apache
5 4 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.33%) WordPress
6 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.66%) JBoss
7 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 279 (92.69%) AWS
2 97 (32.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 76 (25.25%) Azure
4 71 (23.59%) Amazon EKS
5 58 (19.27%) Pulumi
6 35 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (10.96%) GCP
8 32 (10.63%) Amazon S3
9 31 (10.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 30 (9.97%) Serverless
11 29 (9.63%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (9.30%) SaaS
13 25 (8.31%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (6.64%) IaaS
15 19 (6.31%) Route 53
16 18 (5.98%) PaaS
17 16 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (5.32%) GitHub
18 14 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
18 14 (4.65%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.63%) VPN
2 29 (9.63%) Firewall
3 18 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.99%) DNS
5 9 (2.99%) IPv4
5 9 (2.99%) OSPF
5 9 (2.99%) VLAN
6 6 (1.99%) OpenVPN
6 6 (1.99%) WAN
7 5 (1.66%) LAN
7 5 (1.66%) Network Security
8 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.33%) Internet
8 4 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.00%) CTI
9 3 (1.00%) DHCP
9 3 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.66%) SSL
11 1 (0.33%) eduroam
11 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.96%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (6.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (6.31%) MySQL
4 14 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.66%) Big Data
7 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.99%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.66%) Amazon QuickSight
9 5 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.33%) Tableau
11 3 (1.00%) Looker
11 3 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (1.00%) Snowflake Schema
12 2 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.66%) Flink
Development Applications
1 43 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 32 (10.63%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.97%) GitLab
4 24 (7.97%) JIRA
5 10 (3.32%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.66%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.00%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.00%) WebScarab
9 2 (0.66%) Gradle
9 2 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.33%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.33%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.33%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.33%) Maven
10 1 (0.33%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (4.98%) Finance
2 12 (3.99%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.99%) Law
4 6 (1.99%) Marketing
5 5 (1.66%) Military
6 4 (1.33%) Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Local Government
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (46.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 112 (37.21%) AWS Engineer
3 100 (33.22%) AWS DevOps
4 95 (31.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 60 (19.93%) Architect
6 27 (8.97%) Cloud Architect
7 21 (6.98%) AWS Architect
8 20 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (5.98%) Developer
10 16 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
10 16 (5.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.65%) Consultant
12 14 (4.65%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (3.99%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.65%) Cloud Consultant
14 11 (3.65%) Security Consultant
15 10 (3.32%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.99%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.96%) Web Services
2 26 (8.64%) Node.js
3 15 (4.98%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (4.98%) HTML
4 12 (3.99%) Kafka
5 11 (3.65%) .NET
6 10 (3.32%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.32%) React
7 9 (2.99%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.66%) CSS
8 8 (2.66%) HTML5
9 5 (1.66%) Apollo GraphQL
9 5 (1.66%) GraphQL
9 5 (1.66%) Jest
10 4 (1.33%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.33%) Ajax
10 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET Core
10 4 (1.33%) jQuery
11 3 (1.00%) OAuth
11 3 (1.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.27%) Enterprise Cloud
2 31 (10.30%) Public Cloud
3 21 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (4.98%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.65%) Cloud Native
5 14 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.33%) User Experience
10 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.00%) Clustering
10 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.66%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 138 (45.85%) Linux
2 43 (14.29%) Windows
3 30 (9.97%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (6.64%) CentOS
6 18 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (5.32%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.99%) Unix
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.66%) VMS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.33%) Android
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (61.46%) DevOps
2 130 (43.19%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (39.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 96 (31.89%) Configuration Management
5 73 (24.25%) Deployment Automation
6 71 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (19.93%) Microservices
8 41 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (11.30%) Infrastructure Automation
10 32 (10.63%) ITIL
11 29 (9.63%) Migration
12 27 (8.97%) Data Science
13 23 (7.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 22 (7.31%) Artificial Intelligence
14 22 (7.31%) Machine Learning
15 21 (6.98%) Fintech
16 19 (6.31%) Analytics
16 19 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (5.98%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 141 (46.84%) Python
2 84 (27.91%) Go
3 71 (23.59%) Ruby
4 36 (11.96%) Bash Shell
4 36 (11.96%) PowerShell
5 33 (10.96%) SQL
6 18 (5.98%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.98%) C#
8 13 (4.32%) Java
9 11 (3.65%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.32%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.66%) PHP
12 6 (1.99%) ES6
13 5 (1.66%) Perl
14 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.00%) C++
15 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.66%) Groovy
16 2 (0.66%) Scala
16 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.32%) Degree
5 12 (3.99%) MCSE
6 9 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.33%) CCNA
7 7 (2.33%) CCNP
7 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.33%) MCITP
7 7 (2.33%) MCTS
8 6 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.00%) CISSP
11 2 (0.66%) CCA
11 2 (0.66%) MCSA
11 2 (0.66%) NCDA
11 2 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.99%) SLA
3 11 (3.65%) NIST
4 5 (1.66%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 134 (44.52%) Docker
2 29 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.97%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.32%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.66%) HDFS
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.66%) XenApp
7 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Lustre
8 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 160 (53.16%) Terraform
2 130 (43.19%) Kubernetes
3 107 (35.55%) Puppet
4 82 (27.24%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (18.60%) Ansible
6 26 (8.64%) Prometheus
7 17 (5.65%) Grafana
8 8 (2.66%) Graphite
8 8 (2.66%) Graylog
9 7 (2.33%) logstash
9 7 (2.33%) Packer
10 6 (1.99%) Consul
10 6 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.99%) Opsgenie
11 3 (1.00%) Core Impact
11 3 (1.00%) Nagios
11 3 (1.00%) Nessus
11 3 (1.00%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.66%) SCCM
12 2 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (19.27%) SaltStack
2 45 (14.95%) VMware
3 31 (10.30%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.97%) Google
5 17 (5.65%) Oracle
6 10 (3.32%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.99%) Cisco
7 9 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.66%) Citrix
9 7 (2.33%) Alibaba
9 7 (2.33%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.00%) Dell
10 3 (1.00%) Siemens
10 3 (1.00%) Splunk
10 3 (1.00%) Veeam
11 2 (0.66%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.66%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.66%) BMC
11 2 (0.66%) EMC
11 2 (0.66%) NetApp