Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 299 380 471
Rank change year-on-year +81 +91 +126
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,260 1,243 1,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,089 1,123 936
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -4.55%

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 117,361 144,850 169,833
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.93% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,006 115,990 139,501
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +76 1,215 £70,000 +7.69% 260
London +67 840 £80,000 +10.34% 148
UK excluding London +46 405 £57,500 - 135
North of England +71 163 £57,500 - 38
South East +16 97 £60,000 +4.35% 24
North West +44 89 £57,500 -4.17% 16
Yorkshire +48 70 £55,000 -4.35% 21
Midlands +41 44 £60,000 - 17
South West +53 37 £52,500 +5.00% 10
East of England +21 32 £62,500 +4.17% 24
West Midlands +50 31 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Scotland +32 23 £40,000 -27.27% 18
East Midlands +24 13 £62,500 -10.71% 2
Wales +7 12 £50,000 +17.65% 2
North East +3 4 £39,750 -22.44% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £60,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +15 1 - - 2

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 1,114 (88.41%) AWS
2 762 (60.48%) DevOps
3 603 (47.86%) Python
4 498 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
5 493 (39.13%) Terraform
6 483 (38.33%) Docker
7 417 (33.10%) Java
8 400 (31.75%) Kubernetes
9 388 (30.79%) Linux
10 378 (30.00%) Ansible
11 352 (27.94%) Finance
12 349 (27.70%) Software Engineering
13 305 (24.21%) Azure
14 301 (23.89%) Web Services
15 298 (23.65%) Microservices
16 277 (21.98%) Jenkins
17 269 (21.35%) SQL
18 235 (18.65%) Serverless
19 225 (17.86%) Infrastructure as Code
19 225 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
20 213 (16.90%) JavaScript
21 200 (15.87%) Puppet
22 193 (15.32%) Amazon EC2
23 189 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
24 188 (14.92%) Asset Management
25 177 (14.05%) Amazon S3
26 165 (13.10%) GCP
27 159 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
28 157 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
29 155 (12.30%) Bash Shell

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 40 (3.17%) Apache Spark
1 40 (3.17%) Confluence
2 35 (2.78%) Apache
3 21 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.43%) IIS
6 15 (1.19%) JBoss
7 11 (0.87%) CMS
7 11 (0.87%) nginx
8 10 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.71%) Jetty
9 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.24%) SAS
13 2 (0.16%) Luigi
13 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.16%) WordPress
14 1 (0.079%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Windchill
2 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 24 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.079%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.079%) PolarLake
2 1 (0.079%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,114 (88.41%) AWS
2 305 (24.21%) Azure
3 235 (18.65%) Serverless
4 225 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 193 (15.32%) Amazon EC2
6 189 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
7 177 (14.05%) Amazon S3
8 165 (13.10%) GCP
9 123 (9.76%) Amazon ECS
10 114 (9.05%) OpenShift
11 77 (6.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 74 (5.87%) Amazon SQS
13 71 (5.63%) SaaS
14 70 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 65 (5.16%) IaaS
16 64 (5.08%) GitHub
17 43 (3.41%) AWS Fargate
17 43 (3.41%) PaaS
18 40 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
19 37 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.00%) Firewall
2 44 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.22%) DNS
4 16 (1.27%) BGP
4 16 (1.27%) OSPF
5 15 (1.19%) WAN
6 12 (0.95%) Network Security
7 11 (0.87%) LAN
7 11 (0.87%) VPN
8 7 (0.56%) HTTP
8 7 (0.56%) SSH
9 6 (0.48%) Internet
9 6 (0.48%) SMTP
10 5 (0.40%) FTP
10 5 (0.40%) SSL
11 3 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.24%) VLAN
12 2 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
12 2 (0.16%) SAN
12 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
2 107 (8.49%) NoSQL
3 98 (7.78%) MySQL
3 98 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
4 84 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 83 (6.59%) Big Data
5 83 (6.59%) SQL Server
6 68 (5.40%) Amazon Redshift
7 67 (5.32%) Relational Database
8 62 (4.92%) Amazon Aurora
9 59 (4.68%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (2.46%) Amazon Athena
11 31 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.90%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.83%) Redis
14 22 (1.75%) MongoDB
15 14 (1.11%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.87%) Looker
17 8 (0.63%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 277 (21.98%) Jenkins
2 138 (10.95%) Git (software)
3 103 (8.17%) GitLab
4 86 (6.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 63 (5.00%) JIRA
6 40 (3.17%) Artifactory
7 38 (3.02%) Bitbucket
8 28 (2.22%) JMeter
9 27 (2.14%) Travis CI
10 23 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.51%) GoCD
12 18 (1.43%) CircleCI
13 17 (1.35%) Selenium
14 16 (1.27%) Subversion
15 14 (1.11%) Maven
15 14 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (1.03%) Vagrant
17 12 (0.95%) RStudio
18 10 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 352 (27.94%) Finance
2 139 (11.03%) Banking
3 103 (8.17%) Front Office
4 75 (5.95%) Retail
5 45 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.02%) Games
7 27 (2.14%) Public Sector
8 24 (1.90%) Law
8 24 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.67%) Marketing
10 16 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.19%) Electronics
12 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.40%) Legal
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.079%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (23.89%) Web Services
2 122 (9.68%) J2EE
3 115 (9.13%) React
4 109 (8.65%) Node.js
5 77 (6.11%) Spring
6 73 (5.79%) AngularJS
7 70 (5.56%) .NET
8 67 (5.32%) J2SE
9 59 (4.68%) Vue.js
10 58 (4.60%) Elastic Stack
11 56 (4.44%) Dropwizard
12 46 (3.65%) gRPC
13 42 (3.33%) Kafka
14 41 (3.25%) RESTful
15 39 (3.10%) Lambda Expressions
16 35 (2.78%) CSS
16 35 (2.78%) HTML
16 35 (2.78%) Spring Boot
17 33 (2.62%) JSON
18 30 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.10%) Fixed Income
2 89 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
3 88 (6.98%) Public Cloud
4 68 (5.40%) Equities
4 68 (5.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 52 (4.13%) Cloud Native
6 51 (4.05%) Hedge funds
7 47 (3.73%) Derivative
8 46 (3.65%) Pricing Data
9 44 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 37 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
11 22 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.75%) Reference Data
12 20 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.35%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.95%) PKI
15 12 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 388 (30.79%) Linux
2 152 (12.06%) Windows
3 52 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (3.89%) Unix
5 39 (3.10%) CentOS
6 32 (2.54%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.71%) CoreOS
9 9 (0.71%) VMS
9 9 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.63%) zOS
11 7 (0.56%) Android
11 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.24%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (60.48%) DevOps
2 498 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (27.70%) Software Engineering
4 298 (23.65%) Microservices
5 225 (17.86%) Infrastructure as Code
6 188 (14.92%) Asset Management
7 157 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
8 121 (9.60%) TDD
9 116 (9.21%) Configuration Management
10 96 (7.62%) Analytics
11 95 (7.54%) Decision-Making
11 95 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 85 (6.75%) Fintech
13 80 (6.35%) Open Source
14 77 (6.11%) Migration
15 76 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 69 (5.48%) Scrum
17 65 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 65 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
18 64 (5.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 603 (47.86%) Python
2 417 (33.10%) Java
3 269 (21.35%) SQL
4 213 (16.90%) JavaScript
5 155 (12.30%) Bash Shell
6 123 (9.76%) PowerShell
7 97 (7.70%) Ruby
8 91 (7.22%) Scala
9 83 (6.59%) Go
10 77 (6.11%) C#
11 58 (4.60%) R
12 39 (3.10%) TypeScript
13 31 (2.46%) Perl
14 19 (1.51%) Java 8
14 19 (1.51%) PHP
14 19 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.35%) C++
16 16 (1.27%) C
16 16 (1.27%) Kotlin
17 11 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (4.52%) AWS Certification
2 51 (4.05%) Degree
3 27 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.87%) CISSP
8 8 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (0.48%) RHCE
10 5 (0.40%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.32%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.24%) CCNA
13 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.079%) CEH
14 1 (0.079%) CISA
14 1 (0.079%) CISM
14 1 (0.079%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.079%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.079%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.94%) QA
2 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.79%) GDPR
5 8 (0.63%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 483 (38.33%) Docker
2 33 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.63%) XenApp
7 6 (0.48%) vSphere
8 5 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.40%) Xen
9 4 (0.32%) OpenSSH
9 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) HDFS
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 493 (39.13%) Terraform
2 400 (31.75%) Kubernetes
3 378 (30.00%) Ansible
4 200 (15.87%) Puppet
5 159 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (4.76%) Packer
7 52 (4.13%) Grafana
8 47 (3.73%) Prometheus
9 36 (2.86%) Nagios
10 29 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
11 27 (2.14%) Consul
12 26 (2.06%) Graphite
13 23 (1.83%) Salt
13 23 (1.83%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.95%) HP SiteScope
15 11 (0.87%) Rancher
15 11 (0.87%) SCOM
16 10 (0.79%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.71%) Mesos
18 8 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (7.94%) Google
2 77 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 75 (5.95%) Oracle
4 49 (3.89%) VMware
5 46 (3.65%) Sybase
6 30 (2.38%) WorldPay
7 24 (1.90%) Splunk
8 23 (1.83%) Cisco
9 19 (1.51%) SaltStack
9 19 (1.51%) SAP
10 18 (1.43%) FIS
11 17 (1.35%) Palo Alto
11 17 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.11%) Tableau
13 13 (1.03%) Citrix
14 12 (0.95%) Apple
14 12 (0.95%) Perforce
15 9 (0.71%) HP
15 9 (0.71%) Informatica
15 9 (0.71%) Talend