Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 179 310
Rank change year-on-year -72 +131 +147
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,737 942 1,446
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.95% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.05% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,543 866 1,241
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £87,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +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 114,589 45,998 130,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.25% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,343 38,484 105,266
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -67 1,593 £75,000 +7.14% 291
London -86 965 £85,000 +6.25% 174
UK excluding London -36 658 £60,000 +9.09% 124
Work from Home -52 491 £65,000 +18.18% 84
North of England -17 327 £60,000 +9.09% 42
North West -12 152 £60,000 +2.56% 27
Yorkshire -49 137 £50,000 -9.09% 13
South East -93 112 £60,000 +20.00% 20
Midlands -45 104 £65,000 +36.84% 19
West Midlands -55 86 £65,000 +36.84% 9
South West -74 57 £57,500 +12.20% 11
Scotland -66 42 £70,000 +47.37% 10
North East -12 38 £47,500 -13.64% 2
East Midlands -69 18 £70,000 +47.37% 10
East of England -104 9 £77,500 +55.00% 16
Northern Ireland -40 4 - - 2
Wales -55 3 £62,500 +25.00% 4

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,577 (90.79%) AWS
2 1,038 (59.76%) DevOps
3 929 (53.48%) Python
4 928 (53.43%) Terraform
5 839 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
6 743 (42.77%) Docker
7 739 (42.54%) Kubernetes
8 547 (31.49%) Infrastructure as Code
9 537 (30.92%) Linux
10 532 (30.63%) Serverless
11 506 (29.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 433 (24.93%) Java
13 428 (24.64%) Finance
14 422 (24.29%) Software Engineering
15 402 (23.14%) Web Services
16 392 (22.57%) AWS Lambda
17 370 (21.30%) SQL
18 361 (20.78%) Azure
19 349 (20.09%) Microservices
20 345 (19.86%) Puppet
21 321 (18.48%) Amazon EC2
22 314 (18.08%) Ansible
23 306 (17.62%) Opscode Chef
24 301 (17.33%) Asset Management
25 294 (16.93%) Amazon ECS
26 288 (16.58%) Git (software)
27 278 (16.00%) Jenkins
28 260 (14.97%) Deployment Automation
29 248 (14.28%) Configuration Management
30 231 (13.30%) GCP

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 66 (3.80%) Apache
2 54 (3.11%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.38%) Confluence
5 22 (1.27%) nginx
6 20 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (0.46%) IIS
8 6 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.29%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.17%) SAS
11 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.12%) CMS
12 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.12%) Traefik
13 1 (0.058%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.058%) Commerce Server
13 1 (0.058%) GemFire
13 1 (0.058%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Figma
2 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,577 (90.79%) AWS
2 532 (30.63%) Serverless
3 506 (29.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 392 (22.57%) AWS Lambda
5 361 (20.78%) Azure
6 321 (18.48%) Amazon EC2
7 294 (16.93%) Amazon ECS
8 231 (13.30%) GCP
9 191 (11.00%) Amazon S3
10 121 (6.97%) SaaS
11 111 (6.39%) Amazon EKS
12 101 (5.81%) PaaS
13 91 (5.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 86 (4.95%) Pulumi
15 78 (4.49%) GitHub
16 77 (4.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 74 (4.26%) IaaS
18 55 (3.17%) OpenShift
19 53 (3.05%) Amazon Kinesis
20 49 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.76%) DNS
2 31 (1.78%) Firewall
3 25 (1.44%) VPN
4 21 (1.21%) Broadband
5 15 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.63%) SMS
6 11 (0.63%) WAN
7 9 (0.52%) Network Security
8 8 (0.46%) 5G
8 8 (0.46%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (0.46%) DHCP
8 8 (0.46%) SSL
9 7 (0.40%) HTTP
9 7 (0.40%) LAN
9 7 (0.40%) OSPF
10 6 (0.35%) VLAN
11 5 (0.29%) Internet
11 5 (0.29%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.23%) BGP
12 4 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.88%) Amazon Athena
2 172 (9.90%) Amazon Aurora
3 137 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 91 (5.24%) Amazon Redshift
5 89 (5.12%) Amazon RDS
6 84 (4.84%) MySQL
7 83 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
8 82 (4.72%) NoSQL
9 78 (4.49%) Big Data
10 62 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (3.28%) Data Lake
12 43 (2.48%) SQL Server
13 41 (2.36%) Relational Database
14 30 (1.73%) Hadoop
15 25 (1.44%) Redis
16 22 (1.27%) MongoDB
16 22 (1.27%) RDBMS
17 21 (1.21%) Apache Ignite
17 21 (1.21%) Tableau
18 20 (1.15%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 288 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 278 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 162 (9.33%) GitLab
4 99 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 71 (4.09%) JIRA
6 54 (3.11%) CircleCI
7 52 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 50 (2.88%) Artifactory
9 38 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.09%) Cypress.io
11 17 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (0.98%) Terragrunt
12 16 (0.92%) Vagrant
13 13 (0.75%) Selenium
14 10 (0.58%) Maven
14 10 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.52%) Hudson
16 8 (0.46%) IntelliJ
16 8 (0.46%) SonarQube
16 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 428 (24.64%) Finance
2 205 (11.80%) Banking
2 205 (11.80%) Social Skills
3 62 (3.57%) Front Office
4 46 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.30%) Public Sector
5 40 (2.30%) Retail
6 38 (2.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 34 (1.96%) Games
8 28 (1.61%) Marketing
8 28 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.32%) Law
10 14 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.75%) Advertising
11 13 (0.75%) Electronics
12 12 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.35%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (0.35%) Publishing
14 5 (0.29%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (23.14%) Web Services
2 163 (9.38%) React
3 158 (9.10%) gRPC
4 92 (5.30%) Kafka
5 87 (5.01%) Node.js
6 64 (3.68%) .NET
7 45 (2.59%) GraphQL
8 34 (1.96%) J2EE
9 30 (1.73%) REST
9 30 (1.73%) Serverless Framework
9 30 (1.73%) Spring
9 30 (1.73%) Vue.js
10 29 (1.67%) AngularJS
11 26 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
12 24 (1.38%) React Native
12 24 (1.38%) Spring Boot
13 20 (1.15%) ARM Templates
13 20 (1.15%) CSS
14 15 (0.86%) .NET Core
15 14 (0.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.82%) Hedge funds
2 151 (8.69%) Pricing Data
3 148 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (5.87%) Public Cloud
5 68 (3.91%) Enterprise Cloud
6 65 (3.74%) Equities
7 50 (2.88%) Cloud Native
8 38 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 38 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 32 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.67%) Derivative
11 27 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 17 (0.98%) Private Cloud
13 17 (0.98%) Social Media
14 16 (0.92%) NHS
15 14 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
16 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
17 12 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 537 (30.92%) Linux
2 148 (8.52%) Windows
3 62 (3.57%) Unix
4 38 (2.19%) CentOS
5 30 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.92%) Debian
9 10 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
9 10 (0.58%) Android
9 10 (0.58%) CoreOS
10 9 (0.52%) VMS
11 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.058%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (59.76%) DevOps
2 839 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
3 547 (31.49%) Infrastructure as Code
4 422 (24.29%) Software Engineering
5 349 (20.09%) Microservices
6 301 (17.33%) Asset Management
7 260 (14.97%) Deployment Automation
8 248 (14.28%) Configuration Management
9 213 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
10 204 (11.74%) Investment Management
11 196 (11.28%) Artificial Intelligence
11 196 (11.28%) Data Science
12 192 (11.05%) Test Automation
13 191 (11.00%) Analytics
14 186 (10.71%) Migration
15 183 (10.54%) Project Delivery
16 165 (9.50%) Data Management
17 162 (9.33%) Scrum
18 151 (8.69%) Enterprise Data Management
19 138 (7.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 929 (53.48%) Python
2 433 (24.93%) Java
3 370 (21.30%) SQL
4 219 (12.61%) Go
5 201 (11.57%) Bash Shell
6 200 (11.51%) JavaScript
7 166 (9.56%) PowerShell
8 143 (8.23%) Ruby
9 138 (7.94%) TypeScript
10 58 (3.34%) Scala
11 54 (3.11%) C#
12 49 (2.82%) Perl
13 34 (1.96%) PHP
14 29 (1.67%) Groovy
15 24 (1.38%) Kotlin
16 22 (1.27%) Clojure
17 16 (0.92%) C
18 14 (0.81%) R
19 13 (0.75%) C++
19 13 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 182 (10.48%) AWS Certification
2 105 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.86%) Degree
5 16 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (0.52%) CISSP
7 9 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.35%) OCP
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.29%) CCNP
10 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.058%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.058%) CCNA
11 1 (0.058%) CCSP
11 1 (0.058%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.058%) GCIA
11 1 (0.058%) GREM
11 1 (0.058%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (8.87%) QA
2 22 (1.27%) GDPR
3 10 (0.58%) SLA
4 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.058%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.058%) EMIR
8 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.058%) MiFID
System Software
1 743 (42.77%) Docker
2 34 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.29%) iptables
6 5 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.058%) HDFS
8 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 928 (53.43%) Terraform
2 739 (42.54%) Kubernetes
3 345 (19.86%) Puppet
4 314 (18.08%) Ansible
5 306 (17.62%) Opscode Chef
6 139 (8.00%) Grafana
7 112 (6.45%) Prometheus
8 38 (2.19%) CFEngine
9 24 (1.38%) Salt
10 23 (1.32%) Consul
10 23 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (1.21%) Packer
12 19 (1.09%) Nagios
13 17 (0.98%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.86%) Graphite
15 13 (0.75%) Kibana
16 9 (0.52%) logstash
16 9 (0.52%) Opsview
17 6 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
18 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 77 (4.43%) Microsoft
1 77 (4.43%) SaltStack
2 53 (3.05%) Google
3 52 (2.99%) Oracle
4 33 (1.90%) VMware
5 23 (1.32%) Splunk
6 22 (1.27%) Dynatrace
7 21 (1.21%) Talend
8 20 (1.15%) Sybase
9 19 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 16 (0.92%) Cisco
10 16 (0.92%) Databricks
11 14 (0.81%) New Relic
12 13 (0.75%) SAP
13 10 (0.58%) Cloudera
13 10 (0.58%) Hortonworks
14 9 (0.52%) IBM
15 7 (0.40%) Informatica
15 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com