Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon AWS Certification
UK
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 558 598 701
Rank change year-on-year +40 +103 +87
Permanent jobs citing AWS Certification 410 285 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.58% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 294 197 310
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £92,125 £115,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +14.29%

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 22,334 18,087 35,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 21.64% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12,877 13,553 25,820
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.23%

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 14 June 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 14 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
England +28 358 £65,000 -3.70% 87
UK excluding London +42 225 £60,000 -4.00% 54
London -40 145 £77,500 -3.13% 38
North of England +3 92 £60,000 -4.00% 26
Work from Home -139 79 £65,000 -7.14% 13
Yorkshire +6 63 £60,000 - 8
South East +20 46 £70,000 +21.74% 7
South West -41 29 £65,000 +8.33% 8
North West -22 27 £60,000 -7.69% 16
Midlands -36 27 £56,250 -16.67% 3
Scotland -36 21 £47,500 -32.14% 4
West Midlands -38 13 £46,250 -22.92% 2
East Midlands -41 10 £55,000 -26.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 -
Wales -1 4 £65,000 +85.71% 1
North East -9 2 £61,250 - 2
East of England -10 1 £72,500 +7.41% 5

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 375 (91.46%) AWS
2 258 (62.93%) DevOps
3 215 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (51.71%) Terraform
5 188 (45.85%) Docker
6 187 (45.61%) Python
7 177 (43.17%) Linux
8 159 (38.78%) Kubernetes
9 149 (36.34%) Infrastructure as Code
10 136 (33.17%) Puppet
11 116 (28.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 113 (27.56%) Configuration Management
13 101 (24.63%) Go
14 93 (22.68%) Azure
15 92 (22.44%) Opscode Chef
16 89 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
17 88 (21.46%) Ansible
18 83 (20.24%) Git (software)
19 82 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
20 81 (19.76%) Ruby
21 79 (19.27%) Jenkins
21 79 (19.27%) Microservices
22 74 (18.05%) Amazon EKS
23 68 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
24 64 (15.61%) Serverless
24 64 (15.61%) Social Skills
25 62 (15.12%) Enterprise Cloud
26 61 (14.88%) Continuous Delivery
26 61 (14.88%) Microsoft
27 58 (14.15%) JavaScript

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 22 (5.37%) Confluence
2 11 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.71%) Apache
4 7 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.71%) WordPress
5 5 (1.22%) IIS
6 4 (0.98%) GemFire
6 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.73%) JBoss
7 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.49%) nginx
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 375 (91.46%) AWS
2 116 (28.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 93 (22.68%) Azure
4 74 (18.05%) Amazon EKS
5 64 (15.61%) Serverless
6 58 (14.15%) Pulumi
7 54 (13.17%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (10.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 41 (10.00%) Amazon S3
10 39 (9.51%) GCP
11 38 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (8.54%) GitHub
13 31 (7.56%) SaaS
14 28 (6.83%) Amazon ECS
15 21 (5.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (4.88%) IaaS
17 18 (4.39%) PaaS
18 15 (3.66%) AWS Fargate
18 15 (3.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.00%) VPN
2 28 (6.83%) Firewall
3 17 (4.15%) IPv4
3 17 (4.15%) OSPF
3 17 (4.15%) VLAN
4 10 (2.44%) DNS
5 9 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.46%) Broadband
6 6 (1.46%) Internet
7 5 (1.22%) Network Security
7 5 (1.22%) SSL
8 4 (0.98%) HTTP
8 4 (0.98%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.98%) WAN
9 3 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.73%) LAN
9 3 (0.73%) SMS
10 2 (0.49%) DHCP
10 2 (0.49%) DMZ
10 2 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 37 (9.02%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (6.34%) MySQL
4 24 (5.85%) NoSQL
5 23 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 21 (5.12%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.20%) Redis
8 8 (1.95%) Amazon QuickSight
8 8 (1.95%) Big Data
9 7 (1.71%) Amazon Athena
9 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.71%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.46%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.98%) HBase
11 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.98%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 83 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 79 (19.27%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.24%) GitLab
4 29 (7.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (6.83%) JIRA
6 20 (4.88%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.44%) Gradle
8 5 (1.22%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.22%) Maven
9 4 (0.98%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.98%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.98%) ESLint
9 4 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.98%) JUnit
9 4 (0.98%) Mockito
9 4 (0.98%) Protractor
9 4 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.98%) Spinnaker
9 4 (0.98%) Storybook
General
1 64 (15.61%) Social Skills
2 39 (9.51%) Finance
3 24 (5.85%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.15%) Retail
5 16 (3.90%) Games
6 14 (3.41%) Banking
7 12 (2.93%) Law
8 9 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.95%) Billing
9 8 (1.95%) Marketing
10 6 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.98%) Military
12 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.73%) Legal
13 2 (0.49%) Front Office
14 1 (0.24%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (37.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 132 (32.20%) AWS Engineer
3 113 (27.56%) AWS DevOps
4 101 (24.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 79 (19.27%) Architect
6 58 (14.15%) Developer
7 41 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 39 (9.51%) Cloud Architect
9 27 (6.59%) Principal Architect
10 23 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
10 23 (5.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 22 (5.37%) AWS Architect
11 22 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.63%) Platform Engineer
13 18 (4.39%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 17 (4.15%) Principal Solutions Architect
14 17 (4.15%) Senior Developer
15 16 (3.90%) PHP Developer
16 15 (3.66%) Software Engineer
17 14 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.90%) Web Services
2 44 (10.73%) Node.js
3 39 (9.51%) HTML
4 38 (9.27%) CSS
5 23 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
6 22 (5.37%) GraphQL
7 21 (5.12%) .NET
7 21 (5.12%) REST
8 20 (4.88%) LAMP
9 16 (3.90%) React
9 16 (3.90%) Spring
10 14 (3.41%) Kafka
10 14 (3.41%) Serverless Framework
11 13 (3.17%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.93%) HTML5
13 11 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.20%) jQuery
15 7 (1.71%) Ajax
16 6 (1.46%) Hibernate
16 6 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.12%) Enterprise Cloud
2 37 (9.02%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (5.37%) Cloud Native
6 16 (3.90%) User Experience
7 15 (3.66%) iPad
8 9 (2.20%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.46%) Social Media
11 6 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.22%) Clustering
12 5 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 177 (43.17%) Linux
2 47 (11.46%) Windows
3 38 (9.27%) CentOS
4 32 (7.80%) Windows Server
5 21 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (5.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (4.15%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.17%) Unix
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE
10 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (62.93%) DevOps
2 215 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (36.34%) Infrastructure as Code
4 113 (27.56%) Configuration Management
5 89 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
7 79 (19.27%) Microservices
8 68 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (14.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 55 (13.41%) Migration
11 44 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (10.49%) High Availability
13 42 (10.24%) SDLC
14 40 (9.76%) Infrastructure Automation
14 40 (9.76%) Mentoring
14 40 (9.76%) Software Engineering
15 34 (8.29%) Data Science
16 33 (8.05%) Computer Science
17 31 (7.56%) ITIL
18 30 (7.32%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 187 (45.61%) Python
2 101 (24.63%) Go
3 81 (19.76%) Ruby
4 58 (14.15%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.98%) Bash Shell
6 44 (10.73%) Java
7 40 (9.76%) SQL
8 36 (8.78%) PowerShell
9 27 (6.59%) PHP
10 21 (5.12%) C#
11 20 (4.88%) TypeScript
12 15 (3.66%) Groovy
13 11 (2.68%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.95%) Scala
14 8 (1.95%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.22%) ES6
17 4 (0.98%) Perl
18 3 (0.73%) C++
19 2 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.00%) Degree
3 33 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.41%) RHCE
5 14 (3.41%) RHCSA
6 12 (2.93%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (2.20%) CISSP
9 7 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (1.71%) MCSE
10 6 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.46%) MCSA
11 5 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.98%) CCNP
12 4 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.98%) OCP
12 4 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.73%) CCNA
13 3 (0.73%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.17%) GDPR
3 12 (2.93%) NIST
4 10 (2.44%) SLA
5 8 (1.95%) QA
6 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.49%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 188 (45.85%) Docker
2 41 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.98%) HDFS
7 4 (0.98%) vSphere
8 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 212 (51.71%) Terraform
2 159 (38.78%) Kubernetes
3 136 (33.17%) Puppet
4 92 (22.44%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (21.46%) Ansible
6 33 (8.05%) Prometheus
7 25 (6.10%) Grafana
8 18 (4.39%) Graphite
8 18 (4.39%) Packer
9 17 (4.15%) Consul
9 17 (4.15%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.46%) Graylog
11 4 (0.98%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.98%) logstash
11 4 (0.98%) Opsgenie
12 3 (0.73%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.49%) Nessus
13 2 (0.49%) Rancher
13 2 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.15%) SaltStack
3 49 (11.95%) VMware
4 29 (7.07%) Google
5 16 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.17%) Oracle
7 10 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.71%) Citrix
9 5 (1.22%) Cisco
10 4 (0.98%) Centrify
10 4 (0.98%) Okta
11 3 (0.73%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.73%) SAP
12 2 (0.49%) Cadence
12 2 (0.49%) F5
12 2 (0.49%) Meraki
12 2 (0.49%) NetApp
12 2 (0.49%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.49%) Splunk
12 2 (0.49%) Veeam