Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon AWS Certification
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 512 704
Rank change year-on-year -9 +192 +49
Permanent jobs citing AWS Certification 679 276 348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 2.17% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 397 199 245
10th Percentile £50,000 £38,500 £39,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £93,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%

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 29,833 12,747 27,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.26% 20.33% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15,520 9,409 20,593
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,333 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +9.63% -

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 19 January 2022.

Salary histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 16 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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -43 557 £70,000 +16.67% 89
UK excluding London -55 323 £60,000 - 58
London -91 267 £85,000 +3.03% 44
Work from Home -90 149 £85,000 +30.77% 20
North of England -58 135 £60,000 - 24
South East -52 79 £62,500 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire -37 66 £60,000 - 3
North West -60 65 £65,000 +8.33% 19
Scotland -20 55 £75,000 +15.38% 8
Midlands -104 23 £57,483 +53.29% 9
West Midlands -82 18 £57,483 -11.56% 5
South West -76 12 £51,500 -33.55% 3
Wales -37 10 £55,000 +1.85% 3
East of England -95 9 £52,500 -23.64% 5
East Midlands -72 5 £65,000 +78.08% 4
North East -29 4 £56,250 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 658 (96.91%) AWS
2 366 (53.90%) DevOps
3 358 (52.72%) Python
4 353 (51.99%) Terraform
5 334 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
6 314 (46.24%) Serverless
7 260 (38.29%) Kubernetes
8 235 (34.61%) Docker
9 234 (34.46%) Linux
10 225 (33.14%) Azure
11 223 (32.84%) Infrastructure as Code
12 204 (30.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 177 (26.07%) Microsoft
14 167 (24.59%) CI/CD
15 163 (24.01%) AWS Lambda
16 160 (23.56%) Microservices
17 158 (23.27%) Problem-Solving
18 150 (22.09%) Amazon EKS
19 147 (21.65%) Puppet
20 144 (21.21%) Configuration Management
21 138 (20.32%) Social Skills
22 135 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
23 134 (19.73%) Java
24 128 (18.85%) GCP
25 126 (18.56%) Go
26 125 (18.41%) Amazon S3
27 123 (18.11%) GitHub
28 122 (17.97%) Windows
29 116 (17.08%) Amazon EC2
30 114 (16.79%) 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 36 (5.30%) Apache
2 35 (5.15%) Apache Airflow
3 34 (5.01%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.74%) WordPress
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.44%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 658 (96.91%) AWS
2 314 (46.24%) Serverless
3 225 (33.14%) Azure
4 204 (30.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 163 (24.01%) AWS Lambda
6 150 (22.09%) Amazon EKS
7 128 (18.85%) GCP
8 125 (18.41%) Amazon S3
9 123 (18.11%) GitHub
10 116 (17.08%) Amazon EC2
11 79 (11.63%) Amazon EMR
12 76 (11.19%) Pulumi
13 75 (11.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 68 (10.01%) AWS CloudTrail
15 65 (9.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 60 (8.84%) Amazon SQS
17 59 (8.69%) AWS Step Functions
18 42 (6.19%) IaaS
19 36 (5.30%) GitHub Actions
20 30 (4.42%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.51%) Cisco IPT
2 31 (4.57%) DNS
3 27 (3.98%) Firewall
4 25 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.09%) Broadband
6 16 (2.36%) Network Security
7 15 (2.21%) VPN
8 13 (1.91%) DHCP
9 11 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (1.47%) HTTP
11 7 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.74%) LAN
12 5 (0.74%) WAN
13 4 (0.59%) DSL
14 3 (0.44%) SMS
14 3 (0.44%) SSL
14 3 (0.44%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.29%) BGP
15 2 (0.29%) SMTP
16 1 (0.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.79%) Amazon RDS
2 93 (13.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 90 (13.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 83 (12.22%) Big Data
5 70 (10.31%) Data Lake
6 66 (9.72%) Amazon Athena
7 65 (9.57%) SQL Server
8 52 (7.66%) Electronic Patient Records
9 39 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 38 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (5.30%) MongoDB
12 32 (4.71%) Relational Database
13 30 (4.42%) MySQL
14 17 (2.50%) Redis
15 13 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.91%) RDBMS
16 12 (1.77%) Amazon Aurora
17 10 (1.47%) Dremio
18 9 (1.33%) Hadoop
19 7 (1.03%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 65 (9.57%) Jenkins
2 64 (9.43%) JIRA
3 59 (8.69%) Git (software)
4 56 (8.25%) GitLab
5 34 (5.01%) Bitbucket
6 29 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (2.21%) kappa
8 14 (2.06%) Maven
9 13 (1.91%) Burp Suite
10 11 (1.62%) CircleCI
11 8 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.74%) JUnit
12 5 (0.74%) Terragrunt
13 4 (0.59%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.59%) Selenium
13 4 (0.59%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.59%) TestNG
13 4 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.44%) Gradle
14 3 (0.44%) Jasmine
General
1 138 (20.32%) Social Skills
2 66 (9.72%) Public Sector
3 59 (8.69%) Finance
3 59 (8.69%) Retail
4 57 (8.39%) Banking
5 39 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (5.45%) Automotive
7 29 (4.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 23 (3.39%) Games
9 21 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (2.21%) Advertising
11 11 (1.62%) Billing
12 9 (1.33%) Investment Banking
13 7 (1.03%) Law
14 5 (0.74%) Legal
14 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
16 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (33.87%) AWS Engineer
2 162 (23.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 146 (21.50%) Architect
4 129 (19.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 119 (17.53%) AWS DevOps
6 117 (17.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 90 (13.25%) AWS Architect
8 73 (10.75%) Solutions Architect
9 71 (10.46%) Security Engineer
10 64 (9.43%) Data Engineer
11 57 (8.39%) Developer
12 51 (7.51%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 50 (7.36%) Consultant
14 46 (6.77%) Cloud Architect
15 44 (6.48%) Cloud Consultant
16 43 (6.33%) Azure Consultant
17 42 (6.19%) AWS Consultant
17 42 (6.19%) Security Consultant
18 40 (5.89%) Senior Cloud Engineer
19 37 (5.45%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.93%) Kafka
2 59 (8.69%) .NET
3 56 (8.25%) React
4 50 (7.36%) Node.js
5 49 (7.22%) RESTful
6 35 (5.15%) ActiveMQ
7 27 (3.98%) Serverless Framework
8 23 (3.39%) CSS
8 23 (3.39%) GraphQL
9 21 (3.09%) HTML
10 16 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (2.36%) Spring
11 14 (2.06%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.06%) Spring Boot
12 13 (1.91%) Lambda Expressions
13 12 (1.77%) REST
14 11 (1.62%) LDAP
14 11 (1.62%) Web Services
15 10 (1.47%) LAMP
15 10 (1.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.58%) Public Cloud
2 73 (10.75%) Cloud Native
3 71 (10.46%) Enterprise Cloud
4 32 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.68%) Social Media
6 19 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 18 (2.65%) NHS
7 18 (2.65%) PlayStation
8 17 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.36%) User Experience
9 16 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.21%) PKI
11 13 (1.91%) iPad
12 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 234 (34.46%) Linux
2 122 (17.97%) Windows
3 26 (3.83%) Android
3 26 (3.83%) Apple iOS
3 26 (3.83%) CentOS
4 24 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.50%) Unix
7 16 (2.36%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.91%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.33%) Kali Linux
10 7 (1.03%) Alpine Linux
11 4 (0.59%) Debian
12 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (53.90%) DevOps
2 334 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (32.84%) Infrastructure as Code
4 167 (24.59%) CI/CD
5 160 (23.56%) Microservices
6 158 (23.27%) Problem-Solving
7 144 (21.21%) Configuration Management
8 95 (13.99%) Analytics
9 94 (13.84%) Risk Management
10 87 (12.81%) Software Engineering
11 84 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 84 (12.37%) Deployment Automation
12 78 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (11.05%) Coaching
14 74 (10.90%) Cybersecurity
15 71 (10.46%) DevSecOps
16 66 (9.72%) Computer Science
17 65 (9.57%) Data Security
18 63 (9.28%) Data Analytics
18 63 (9.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 358 (52.72%) Python
2 134 (19.73%) Java
3 126 (18.56%) Go
4 104 (15.32%) Bash
5 100 (14.73%) Ruby
6 81 (11.93%) Scala
7 78 (11.49%) PowerShell
8 63 (9.28%) JavaScript
9 47 (6.92%) SQL
9 47 (6.92%) TypeScript
10 37 (5.45%) C#
11 27 (3.98%) Groovy
12 21 (3.09%) PHP
13 18 (2.65%) Kotlin
14 12 (1.77%) C++
15 11 (1.62%) Perl
15 11 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.47%) C
17 6 (0.88%) R
18 3 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 99 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (13.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 86 (12.67%) Degree
4 57 (8.39%) CISSP
5 41 (6.04%) CESG Certified Professional
6 39 (5.74%) Security Cleared
7 28 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (3.68%) RHCE
9 25 (3.68%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.80%) MCSE
11 18 (2.65%) CCSP
12 12 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (1.62%) MCSA
14 8 (1.18%) PhD
15 7 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.88%) SANS
17 5 (0.74%) CCNA
17 5 (0.74%) GCED
17 5 (0.74%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.92%) NIST
2 42 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 41 (6.04%) IASME
4 14 (2.06%) GDPR
4 14 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.33%) QA
7 5 (0.74%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.29%) NCSC
10 2 (0.29%) SLA
11 1 (0.15%) DICOM
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 235 (34.61%) Docker
2 55 (8.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 353 (51.99%) Terraform
2 260 (38.29%) Kubernetes
3 147 (21.65%) Puppet
4 135 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
5 105 (15.46%) Ansible
6 41 (6.04%) CASB
7 22 (3.24%) Kibana
7 22 (3.24%) Prometheus
8 19 (2.80%) Grafana
8 19 (2.80%) SCCM
9 16 (2.36%) Jamf Pro
10 14 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.91%) Graphite
12 12 (1.77%) Packer
13 11 (1.62%) Consul
14 9 (1.33%) Rancher
15 8 (1.18%) Kustomize
15 8 (1.18%) Nagios
15 8 (1.18%) SCOM
15 8 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 177 (26.07%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.78%) Google
3 71 (10.46%) SaltStack
4 50 (7.36%) Databricks
5 45 (6.63%) Red Hat
6 23 (3.39%) Atlassian
7 21 (3.09%) ServiceNow
8 19 (2.80%) VMware
9 18 (2.65%) Apple
9 18 (2.65%) Oracle
10 15 (2.21%) Splunk
11 8 (1.18%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.18%) Cisco
11 8 (1.18%) Dynatrace
11 8 (1.18%) Nasuni
11 8 (1.18%) PagerDuty
11 8 (1.18%) Polycom
12 6 (0.88%) IBM
12 6 (0.88%) Virgin Media
13 5 (0.74%) Citrix