Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon AWS Certification
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 557 451 697
Rank change year-on-year -106 +246 +95
Permanent jobs citing AWS Certification 550 248 427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.30% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 320 129 271
10th Percentile £42,375 £41,250 £39,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%

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 26,281 10,770 33,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 22.04% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,747 8,215 24,384
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -98 481 £65,000 -5.45% 104
UK excluding London -85 280 £60,000 - 62
London -143 216 £80,000 - 51
Work from Home -182 123 £72,500 +34.26% 16
North of England -23 121 £60,000 - 30
Yorkshire -31 67 £60,000 - 2
South East -108 66 £34,000 -38.18% 6
North West -75 49 £60,000 -2.04% 27
Midlands -113 35 £55,000 +29.41% 9
West Midlands -89 30 £55,000 -8.33% 8
South West -82 24 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Scotland -83 24 £58,500 -10.00% 5
North East -30 5 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East Midlands -83 5 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 - 1
East of England -103 3 £66,000 +3.53% 5
Wales -43 2 £53,750 +13.16% 3

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 535 (97.27%) AWS
2 300 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (52.73%) Python
4 287 (52.18%) DevOps
5 256 (46.55%) Terraform
6 219 (39.82%) Serverless
7 198 (36.00%) Linux
8 187 (34.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 181 (32.91%) Docker
10 175 (31.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 167 (30.36%) Kubernetes
12 138 (25.09%) Puppet
13 126 (22.91%) Azure
14 125 (22.73%) Go
14 125 (22.73%) Configuration Management
15 115 (20.91%) Microservices
16 114 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
17 113 (20.55%) AWS Lambda
18 103 (18.73%) Ruby
19 102 (18.55%) Social Skills
20 101 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
20 101 (18.36%) Opscode Chef
21 99 (18.00%) Windows
22 98 (17.82%) Java
23 96 (17.45%) Microsoft
23 96 (17.45%) Amazon EKS
24 93 (16.91%) JavaScript
25 91 (16.55%) Public Cloud
26 87 (15.82%) Ansible
26 87 (15.82%) Web Services

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 18 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.55%) Confluence
4 6 (1.09%) Apache
4 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.36%) GemFire
6 2 (0.36%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) nginx
6 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.36%) WordPress
7 1 (0.18%) Camunda
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Chatbot
1 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.36%) Weka
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 535 (97.27%) AWS
2 219 (39.82%) Serverless
3 175 (31.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 126 (22.91%) Azure
5 113 (20.55%) AWS Lambda
6 96 (17.45%) Amazon EKS
7 83 (15.09%) Amazon S3
8 77 (14.00%) GCP
9 68 (12.36%) Pulumi
10 59 (10.73%) Amazon EC2
11 51 (9.27%) GitHub
12 49 (8.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 48 (8.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 41 (7.45%) AWS Step Functions
15 35 (6.36%) IaaS
16 30 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
17 27 (4.91%) PaaS
18 26 (4.73%) AWS CloudTrail
19 25 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
20 23 (4.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.55%) VPN
2 30 (5.45%) Firewall
3 29 (5.27%) DNS
4 22 (4.00%) Broadband
5 14 (2.55%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.00%) Cisco IPT
6 11 (2.00%) SMS
7 10 (1.82%) IPv4
7 10 (1.82%) OSPF
7 10 (1.82%) VLAN
8 8 (1.45%) DHCP
9 7 (1.27%) Internet
10 6 (1.09%) LAN
10 6 (1.09%) Network Security
11 5 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.91%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.91%) WAN
12 4 (0.73%) SSL
13 3 (0.55%) HTTP
13 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (14.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 57 (10.36%) SQL Server
3 53 (9.64%) Amazon RDS
4 41 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 35 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (5.45%) Big Data
7 29 (5.27%) Amazon Redshift
8 28 (5.09%) Amazon Athena
9 20 (3.64%) MySQL
10 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.73%) Redis
12 14 (2.55%) Amazon Aurora
12 14 (2.55%) Data Lake
13 12 (2.18%) MongoDB
13 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database
14 11 (2.00%) Amazon QuickSight
15 9 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
16 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
18 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 70 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 68 (12.36%) Git (software)
3 57 (10.36%) GitLab
4 49 (8.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 36 (6.55%) JIRA
6 25 (4.55%) Bitbucket
7 17 (3.09%) CircleCI
8 11 (2.00%) kappa
9 8 (1.45%) Terragrunt
10 7 (1.27%) Gradle
10 7 (1.27%) Maven
11 6 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.73%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.73%) ESLint
13 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.55%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.55%) JUnit
14 2 (0.36%) AppScan
14 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 102 (18.55%) Social Skills
2 65 (11.82%) Banking
2 65 (11.82%) Public Sector
3 59 (10.73%) Retail
4 44 (8.00%) Finance
5 37 (6.73%) Automotive
5 37 (6.73%) Games
6 30 (5.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 21 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.45%) Billing
11 7 (1.27%) Law
12 4 (0.73%) Legal
12 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.55%) Military
13 3 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 170 (30.91%) AWS Engineer
2 148 (26.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 124 (22.55%) Architect
4 102 (18.55%) AWS DevOps
5 94 (17.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 92 (16.73%) Cloud Engineer
7 76 (13.82%) Developer
8 65 (11.82%) Solutions Architect
9 55 (10.00%) AWS Architect
10 42 (7.64%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 37 (6.73%) Cloud Architect
12 35 (6.36%) Platform Engineer
13 32 (5.82%) Software Engineer
14 28 (5.09%) Senior Developer
15 26 (4.73%) AWS Developer
16 25 (4.55%) Principal Architect
17 20 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
18 18 (3.27%) Consultant
18 18 (3.27%) Senior Cloud Engineer
19 16 (2.91%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (15.82%) Web Services
2 72 (13.09%) React
3 60 (10.91%) Node.js
4 51 (9.27%) GraphQL
5 49 (8.91%) Serverless Framework
6 38 (6.91%) CSS
6 38 (6.91%) HTML
7 33 (6.00%) .NET
8 30 (5.45%) Kafka
9 29 (5.27%) Elastic Stack
10 26 (4.73%) REST
10 26 (4.73%) Spring
11 17 (3.09%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.73%) LAMP
12 15 (2.73%) Spring Boot
13 11 (2.00%) Apollo GraphQL
14 10 (1.82%) LDAP
14 10 (1.82%) RESTful
15 8 (1.45%) SAML
16 6 (1.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.55%) Public Cloud
2 68 (12.36%) Enterprise Cloud
3 67 (12.18%) Cloud Native
4 30 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (4.18%) Social Media
7 19 (3.45%) User Experience
8 18 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.36%) iPad
10 11 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 11 (2.00%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (2.00%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.82%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.82%) PKI
12 9 (1.64%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 198 (36.00%) Linux
2 99 (18.00%) Windows
3 35 (6.36%) CentOS
4 28 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.09%) Unix
7 15 (2.73%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.91%) Android
10 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (52.18%) DevOps
3 187 (34.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 125 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 115 (20.91%) Microservices
6 114 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (15.27%) Deployment Automation
9 80 (14.55%) Migration
10 74 (13.45%) Mentoring
10 74 (13.45%) Software Engineering
11 66 (12.00%) Computer Science
12 58 (10.55%) Coaching
12 58 (10.55%) Event-Driven
13 56 (10.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 54 (9.82%) Artificial Intelligence
15 53 (9.64%) Workflow
16 52 (9.45%) High Availability
16 52 (9.45%) Presales
16 52 (9.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 290 (52.73%) Python
2 125 (22.73%) Go
3 103 (18.73%) Ruby
4 98 (17.82%) Java
5 93 (16.91%) JavaScript
6 61 (11.09%) TypeScript
7 58 (10.55%) Bash Shell
8 56 (10.18%) SQL
9 42 (7.64%) PowerShell
10 33 (6.00%) Scala
11 27 (4.91%) C#
12 21 (3.82%) PHP
13 17 (3.09%) Groovy
14 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.45%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.09%) C++
17 4 (0.73%) C
17 4 (0.73%) Java 8
18 2 (0.36%) ES6
19 1 (0.18%) Julia
Qualifications
1 73 (13.27%) Degree
2 71 (12.91%) Security Cleared
3 52 (9.45%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (4.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 19 (3.45%) CISSP
8 17 (3.09%) MCSE
9 14 (2.55%) CCSP
9 14 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
10 13 (2.36%) MCSA
11 12 (2.18%) RHCE
11 12 (2.18%) RHCSA
12 11 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.09%) SANS
15 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.73%) CRISC
16 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.82%) GDPR
2 14 (2.55%) NIST
3 9 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.45%) IASME
4 8 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.73%) QA
6 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 181 (32.91%) Docker
2 55 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.36%) HDFS
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 256 (46.55%) Terraform
2 167 (30.36%) Kubernetes
3 138 (25.09%) Puppet
4 101 (18.36%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (15.82%) Ansible
6 33 (6.00%) Prometheus
7 28 (5.09%) Graphite
8 26 (4.73%) Grafana
9 22 (4.00%) Consul
9 22 (4.00%) Packer
10 21 (3.82%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.18%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (2.00%) SCCM
13 8 (1.45%) CASB
13 8 (1.45%) Kibana
13 8 (1.45%) Rancher
14 6 (1.09%) logstash
15 5 (0.91%) SCOM
16 4 (0.73%) Nmap
17 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.36%) SaltStack
3 52 (9.45%) Google
4 29 (5.27%) VMware
5 21 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.64%) Oracle
7 14 (2.55%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.00%) Databricks
9 10 (1.82%) Splunk
10 8 (1.45%) IBM
11 6 (1.09%) Cisco
12 5 (0.91%) Nasuni
12 5 (0.91%) Polycom
13 4 (0.73%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.73%) PagerDuty
14 3 (0.55%) Dynatrace
14 3 (0.55%) Okta
14 3 (0.55%) SAP
15 2 (0.36%) Mellanox