Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon AWS Certification
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 1035 1060
Rank change year-on-year +310 +25 +204
Permanent jobs citing AWS Certification 415 166 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.093% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 314 125 117
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £41,625 £37,200 £52,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £53,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.63% -14.00% +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 37,643 42,669 48,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.80% 23.95% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27,589 32,795 38,603
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing AWS Certification.

Salary trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 15 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 16 December 2018. 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 +309 402 £67,500 +12.50% 77
UK excluding London +194 211 £60,000 +11.63% 39
London +149 196 £80,000 +28.00% 40
North of England +95 84 £55,000 +37.50% 21
North West +54 42 £60,000 - 12
South West +61 41 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +51 32 £52,500 +31.25% 7
South East -11 30 £55,250 -21.07% 10
Midlands +46 25 £73,750 +13.46% 3
East of England +49 24 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands - 13 £51,250 - 3
East Midlands +38 12 £85,000 +30.77%
North East +10 10 £52,500 +41.89% 2
Scotland -2 4 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Wales - 3 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 389 (93.73%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (50.60%) DevOps
3 197 (47.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 195 (46.99%) Python
5 194 (46.75%) Linux
6 136 (32.77%) Docker
7 133 (32.05%) Ansible
8 125 (30.12%) Bash Shell
8 125 (30.12%) Microsoft
9 122 (29.40%) Puppet
10 112 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (26.75%) Jenkins
12 102 (24.58%) Configuration Management
13 100 (24.10%) Terraform
14 93 (22.41%) Kubernetes
15 89 (21.45%) Public Cloud
15 89 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
16 86 (20.72%) AWS CloudFormation
17 84 (20.24%) Microservices
18 83 (20.00%) NoSQL
19 81 (19.52%) Java
20 79 (19.04%) SQL
21 78 (18.80%) Windows
22 77 (18.55%) Ruby
23 76 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
24 75 (18.07%) PowerShell
24 75 (18.07%) Google Cloud Platform
25 74 (17.83%) Git (software)
25 74 (17.83%) Serverless
26 71 (17.11%) SaaS

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 40 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (5.30%) Apache Solr
3 15 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.37%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.89%) IIS
6 11 (2.65%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.93%) GlassFish
7 8 (1.93%) JBoss
7 8 (1.93%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.93%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.69%) Confluence
9 6 (1.45%) nginx
10 5 (1.20%) Apache
11 4 (0.96%) lighttpd
11 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 389 (93.73%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (47.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (20.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 75 (18.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 74 (17.83%) Serverless
6 71 (17.11%) SaaS
7 63 (15.18%) IaaS
8 60 (14.46%) GitHub
9 58 (13.98%) PaaS
10 50 (12.05%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (11.33%) Amazon S3
12 41 (9.88%) Amazon EC2
13 40 (9.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 35 (8.43%) AWS Lambda
15 31 (7.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 24 (5.78%) Amazon Kinesis
17 23 (5.54%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (5.06%) Office 365
19 17 (4.10%) Amazon EMR
20 16 (3.86%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 65 (15.66%) DNS
2 38 (9.16%) Internet
3 34 (8.19%) TCP/IP
4 30 (7.23%) VPN
5 27 (6.51%) SSL
6 22 (5.30%) Firewall
7 18 (4.34%) SAN
8 17 (4.10%) LAN
8 17 (4.10%) WAN
9 12 (2.89%) DHCP
9 12 (2.89%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (2.41%) Network Security
11 6 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.20%) NAS
13 4 (0.96%) BGP
14 3 (0.72%) IPsec
15 2 (0.48%) HTTP
15 2 (0.48%) VLAN
15 2 (0.48%) VoIP
15 2 (0.48%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 48 (11.57%) Big Data
3 43 (10.36%) MongoDB
4 42 (10.12%) Amazon RDS
5 29 (6.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (6.75%) Amazon Redshift
6 28 (6.75%) MySQL
7 20 (4.82%) Relational Database
8 18 (4.34%) SQL Server
9 16 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (3.37%) Hadoop
11 12 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.89%) Redis
12 10 (2.41%) Snowflake Schema
13 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
14 7 (1.69%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.45%) Presto
16 5 (1.20%) MariaDB
16 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 111 (26.75%) Jenkins
2 74 (17.83%) Git (software)
3 45 (10.84%) GitLab
4 43 (10.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (2.89%) Subversion
6 11 (2.65%) JIRA
6 11 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.17%) Maven
9 4 (0.96%) Ant
9 4 (0.96%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.96%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.96%) NUnit
9 4 (0.96%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.72%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.48%) Selenium
11 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.24%) Hudson
12 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (16.63%) Finance
2 19 (4.58%) Banking
3 12 (2.89%) Retail
4 9 (2.17%) Marketing
5 8 (1.93%) Advertising
5 8 (1.93%) French Language
5 8 (1.93%) German Language
5 8 (1.93%) Swedish Language
5 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Local Government
7 2 (0.48%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (35.90%) Architect
2 113 (27.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (23.13%) AWS Engineer
4 82 (19.76%) Cloud Architect
5 67 (16.14%) AWS Architect
6 57 (13.73%) Solutions Architect
7 50 (12.05%) Cloud Engineer
8 44 (10.60%) Linux Engineer
9 41 (9.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 41 (9.88%) Azure Architect
10 39 (9.40%) AWS DevOps
11 38 (9.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 37 (8.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 35 (8.43%) Infrastructure Architect
14 32 (7.71%) Platform Engineer
15 29 (6.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 29 (6.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 22 (5.30%) Developer
16 22 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.49%) Web Services
2 40 (9.64%) Elastic Stack
3 28 (6.75%) .NET
4 26 (6.27%) YAML
5 19 (4.58%) JSON
6 16 (3.86%) Node.js
7 11 (2.65%) Memcached
7 11 (2.65%) REST
8 9 (2.17%) HTML
9 8 (1.93%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (1.93%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.93%) EJB
9 8 (1.93%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (1.93%) HornetQ
9 8 (1.93%) Java EE
9 8 (1.93%) Java SE
9 8 (1.93%) JMS
9 8 (1.93%) React
9 8 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 89 (21.45%) Public Cloud
2 49 (11.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (5.54%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.34%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.89%) Clustering
7 12 (2.89%) Replication
8 11 (2.65%) Cloud Native
8 11 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.93%) Fintech
10 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.69%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.96%) PKI
12 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 194 (46.75%) Linux
2 78 (18.80%) Windows
3 46 (11.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (9.64%) Unix
5 34 (8.19%) CentOS
6 16 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.45%) Debian
10 2 (0.48%) Android
10 2 (0.48%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (50.60%) DevOps
2 112 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (24.58%) Configuration Management
4 84 (20.24%) Microservices
5 76 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (13.98%) Deployment Automation
7 53 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (11.81%) Load Balancing
9 48 (11.57%) IT Strategy
10 47 (11.33%) Open Source
11 42 (10.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (10.12%) Presales
12 41 (9.88%) Migration
13 40 (9.64%) High Availability
14 33 (7.95%) Mentoring
15 30 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 30 (7.23%) TOGAF
15 30 (7.23%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 27 (6.51%) Analytics
16 27 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 195 (46.99%) Python
2 125 (30.12%) Bash Shell
3 81 (19.52%) Java
4 79 (19.04%) SQL
5 77 (18.55%) Ruby
6 75 (18.07%) PowerShell
7 61 (14.70%) JavaScript
8 41 (9.88%) Shell Script
9 31 (7.47%) Go
10 24 (5.78%) Perl
11 22 (5.30%) C#
12 15 (3.61%) PHP
13 12 (2.89%) C++
14 9 (2.17%) C
15 8 (1.93%) Scala
16 7 (1.69%) R
16 7 (1.69%) VBScript
17 6 (1.45%) AWK
18 5 (1.20%) Elixir
18 5 (1.20%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 50 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (11.33%) MCSE
3 46 (11.08%) Degree
4 41 (9.88%) RHCE
5 40 (9.64%) MCSA
6 26 (6.27%) RHCSA
7 17 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.61%) MCITP
9 11 (2.65%) CISSP
9 11 (2.65%) Master's Degree
10 10 (2.41%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.96%) CISM
12 4 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.72%) CISA
13 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.65%) GDPR
2 11 (2.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.20%) QA
3 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.72%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 136 (32.77%) Docker
2 39 (9.40%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 22 (5.30%) Hyper-V
3 22 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.72%) vCloud
6 3 (0.72%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 133 (32.05%) Ansible
2 122 (29.40%) Puppet
3 100 (24.10%) Terraform
4 93 (22.41%) Kubernetes
5 89 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (9.64%) Packer
7 33 (7.95%) Docker Swarm
8 31 (7.47%) Prometheus
9 29 (6.99%) Consul
10 28 (6.75%) Grafana
11 27 (6.51%) Graphite
12 22 (5.30%) Cobbler
13 16 (3.86%) Salt
14 10 (2.41%) Opsview
15 8 (1.93%) rkt
16 7 (1.69%) Rancher
17 3 (0.72%) Nagios
17 3 (0.72%) ZABBIX
18 2 (0.48%) Oozie
18 2 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 125 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.11%) Google
3 56 (13.49%) Red Hat
4 49 (11.81%) VMware
5 19 (4.58%) Oracle
6 11 (2.65%) Citrix
7 9 (2.17%) IBM
8 8 (1.93%) Cisco
8 8 (1.93%) EMC
8 8 (1.93%) Splunk
9 7 (1.69%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.45%) NetApp
10 6 (1.45%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.45%) Tableau
11 5 (1.20%) Informatica
11 5 (1.20%) New Relic
11 5 (1.20%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.96%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.96%) Trend Micro
13 3 (0.72%) HP