Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon Web Services Engineer
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 283 348
Rank change year-on-year +110 +65 +105
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,530 1,288 1,359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.13% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.19% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,391 1,121 1,224
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £46,625 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +4.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% - +9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 76,883 108,263 142,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 95.37% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 87,903 115,257
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured AWS Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 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 +97 1,382 £67,500 -6.90% 182
London +68 803 £75,000 -6.25% 93
UK excluding London +181 643 £55,000 -4.35% 98
Work from Home +69 350 £53,500 -2.73% 55
North of England +111 311 £57,500 +4.55% 36
Yorkshire +76 166 £60,000 +9.09% 17
North West +68 117 £57,500 - 18
Midlands +77 90 £57,500 -4.17% 17
South East +64 71 £56,000 -6.67% 12
Scotland +55 64 £47,500 +11.76% 6
South West +36 64 £53,750 +13.16% 12
West Midlands +47 48 £57,500 -2.13% 14
East Midlands +46 38 £52,500 -22.22% 3
North East +37 28 £47,500 +8.57% 1
East of England +37 19 £60,000 - 10
Wales +42 16 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Northern Ireland +14 8 £35,000 - 2

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, AWS Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 1,342 (87.71%) AWS
2 994 (64.97%) DevOps
3 831 (54.31%) Terraform
4 760 (49.67%) Kubernetes
5 746 (48.76%) Docker
6 733 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
7 660 (43.14%) Python
8 570 (37.25%) Linux
9 423 (27.65%) Infrastructure as Code
10 369 (24.12%) Ansible
11 366 (23.92%) Puppet
12 358 (23.40%) Finance
13 336 (21.96%) Software Engineering
14 326 (21.31%) Microservices
15 321 (20.98%) AWS CloudFormation
16 312 (20.39%) Serverless
17 303 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
18 301 (19.67%) Java
19 292 (19.08%) Jenkins
20 277 (18.10%) Web Services
21 265 (17.32%) Azure
22 262 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
23 248 (16.21%) Migration
24 247 (16.14%) Deployment Automation
25 234 (15.29%) Git (software)
26 230 (15.03%) SQL
27 216 (14.12%) AWS Lambda
28 204 (13.33%) Fintech
29 198 (12.94%) Configuration Management
30 184 (12.03%) Asset Management

AWS Engineer Skill Set
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 77 (5.03%) Apache Spark
2 69 (4.51%) Apache
3 30 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.18%) IIS
5 13 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (0.78%) Confluence
7 11 (0.72%) nginx
8 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.39%) Drupal
10 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.33%) WordPress
11 3 (0.20%) Luigi
12 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.065%) CMS
13 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.065%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.065%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.065%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,342 (87.71%) AWS
2 321 (20.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 312 (20.39%) Serverless
4 265 (17.32%) Azure
5 216 (14.12%) AWS Lambda
6 181 (11.83%) GCP
7 173 (11.31%) Amazon ECS
8 145 (9.48%) Amazon EC2
9 123 (8.04%) PaaS
10 115 (7.52%) Amazon EKS
11 113 (7.39%) SaaS
12 94 (6.14%) IaaS
13 90 (5.88%) Amazon S3
14 73 (4.77%) GitHub
15 69 (4.51%) Pulumi
16 58 (3.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 58 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 35 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
18 34 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
19 33 (2.16%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.20%) Firewall
2 35 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 33 (2.16%) DNS
3 33 (2.16%) VPN
4 19 (1.24%) OSPF
5 17 (1.11%) HTTP
6 13 (0.85%) Network Security
7 12 (0.78%) BGP
7 12 (0.78%) EIGRP
8 9 (0.59%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (0.52%) DHCP
9 8 (0.52%) LAN
9 8 (0.52%) WAN
10 7 (0.46%) FTP
11 6 (0.39%) DSL
11 6 (0.39%) SSH
11 6 (0.39%) SSL
12 5 (0.33%) Internet
12 5 (0.33%) SMTP
13 4 (0.26%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
2 135 (8.82%) MySQL
3 118 (7.71%) SQL Server
4 92 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 82 (5.36%) Amazon Redshift
6 79 (5.16%) Big Data
7 68 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 60 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 57 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
9 57 (3.73%) RDBMS
10 54 (3.53%) Amazon Aurora
11 47 (3.07%) Hadoop
12 41 (2.68%) Amazon Athena
13 35 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (2.16%) Data Lake
15 26 (1.70%) Redis
16 22 (1.44%) MongoDB
17 21 (1.37%) Neo4j
18 11 (0.72%) Tableau
19 10 (0.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 292 (19.08%) Jenkins
2 234 (15.29%) Git (software)
3 163 (10.65%) GitLab
4 62 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 61 (3.99%) Artifactory
6 49 (3.20%) JIRA
7 42 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.63%) CircleCI
9 24 (1.57%) Vagrant
10 22 (1.44%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.05%) Selenium
12 15 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.85%) SonarQube
14 12 (0.78%) Subversion
14 12 (0.78%) Travis CI
15 11 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (0.65%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.52%) SoapUI
18 6 (0.39%) Hudson
18 6 (0.39%) Jasmine
General
1 358 (23.40%) Finance
2 131 (8.56%) Banking
3 83 (5.42%) Front Office
4 60 (3.92%) Games
5 43 (2.81%) Public Sector
6 40 (2.61%) Marketing
6 40 (2.61%) Retail
7 28 (1.83%) Law
8 22 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.92%) Advertising
11 12 (0.78%) Electronics
12 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.20%) Publishing
16 2 (0.13%) Czech Language
16 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.065%) Legal
17 1 (0.065%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (18.10%) Web Services
2 136 (8.89%) .NET
3 127 (8.30%) React
4 98 (6.41%) Node.js
5 93 (6.08%) Kafka
6 82 (5.36%) AngularJS
7 79 (5.16%) .NET Core
8 78 (5.10%) gRPC
8 78 (5.10%) Vue.js
9 73 (4.77%) ASP.NET
10 70 (4.58%) ASP.NET Core
10 70 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
12 26 (1.70%) Swagger
13 25 (1.63%) REST
14 24 (1.57%) J2EE
14 24 (1.57%) OAuth
15 23 (1.50%) Spring
16 22 (1.44%) Lambda Expressions
16 22 (1.44%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.85%) Greenfield Project
2 148 (9.67%) Hedge funds
3 77 (5.03%) Equities
4 74 (4.84%) Derivative
4 74 (4.84%) Fixed Income
5 72 (4.71%) Cloud Native
6 70 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 66 (4.31%) Enterprise Cloud
7 66 (4.31%) Public Cloud
8 48 (3.14%) Pricing Data
9 17 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.85%) NHS
11 13 (0.85%) User Experience
12 11 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (0.72%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 570 (37.25%) Linux
2 134 (8.76%) Windows
3 59 (3.86%) Unix
4 40 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.76%) CentOS
7 17 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
9 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.39%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.33%) zOS
11 4 (0.26%) Android
12 3 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.20%) VMS
13 2 (0.13%) Debian
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.065%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (64.97%) DevOps
2 733 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (27.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 336 (21.96%) Software Engineering
5 326 (21.31%) Microservices
6 262 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
7 248 (16.21%) Migration
8 247 (16.14%) Deployment Automation
9 204 (13.33%) Fintech
10 198 (12.94%) Configuration Management
11 184 (12.03%) Asset Management
12 181 (11.83%) Scrum
13 150 (9.80%) Investment Management
14 115 (7.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 113 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
16 102 (6.67%) TDD
17 96 (6.27%) Test Automation
18 71 (4.64%) Mentoring
19 69 (4.51%) Analytics
19 69 (4.51%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 660 (43.14%) Python
2 301 (19.67%) Java
3 230 (15.03%) SQL
4 173 (11.31%) JavaScript
5 169 (11.05%) Go
6 142 (9.28%) Bash Shell
6 142 (9.28%) C#
7 112 (7.32%) Ruby
8 85 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 37 (2.42%) Perl
10 25 (1.63%) Scala
11 20 (1.31%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.11%) PHP
13 14 (0.92%) Groovy
14 11 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.65%) Java 8
16 9 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.39%) C
18 5 (0.33%) C++
18 5 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 124 (8.10%) AWS Certification
2 109 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 92 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.61%) Degree
5 16 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.46%) OSCE
7 7 (0.46%) OSCP
8 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.20%) MCSA
11 2 (0.13%) CEH
11 2 (0.13%) CISSP
11 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.065%) CCNA
12 1 (0.065%) CCNP
12 1 (0.065%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.065%) RHCE
12 1 (0.065%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.96%) QA
2 19 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.05%) GDPR
4 12 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.52%) NIST
6 8 (0.52%) SLA
7 7 (0.46%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.46%) SOC 1
7 7 (0.46%) SOC 2
8 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.33%) EMIR
8 5 (0.33%) MiFID
9 2 (0.13%) NCSC
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.065%) NIST 800
System Software
1 746 (48.76%) Docker
2 33 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.98%) VirtualBox
5 11 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.26%) vSphere
9 3 (0.20%) HDFS
10 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 831 (54.31%) Terraform
2 760 (49.67%) Kubernetes
3 369 (24.12%) Ansible
4 366 (23.92%) Puppet
5 303 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (5.36%) Prometheus
7 66 (4.31%) Grafana
8 25 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
9 24 (1.57%) Packer
10 22 (1.44%) CFEngine
11 21 (1.37%) Consul
12 11 (0.72%) Nagios
13 10 (0.65%) Salt
14 9 (0.59%) Graphite
15 7 (0.46%) linkerd
15 7 (0.46%) logstash
16 6 (0.39%) Opsview
16 6 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.39%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 108 (7.06%) Google
2 84 (5.49%) Oracle
3 63 (4.12%) Microsoft
4 62 (4.05%) SaltStack
5 48 (3.14%) Sybase
6 35 (2.29%) VMware
7 34 (2.22%) Cisco
8 23 (1.50%) Palo Alto
9 20 (1.31%) Cloudera
9 20 (1.31%) Splunk
10 19 (1.24%) Hortonworks
10 19 (1.24%) Talend
11 16 (1.05%) IBM
12 15 (0.98%) SAP
13 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.78%) Dynatrace
15 11 (0.72%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.65%) Informatica
17 9 (0.59%) CheckPoint
17 9 (0.59%) Tufin