Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 321 400
Rank change year-on-year +155 +79 +99
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,258 1,213 1,169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 0.97% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.01% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,417 1,144 1,145
Median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £108,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -17.39% +4.55% +4.76%

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 59,592 119,868 145,333
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.59% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,396 97,043 117,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +146 1,134 £65,000 -7.14% 215
London +98 666 £75,000 -1.32% 126
UK excluding London +258 538 £47,500 -17.39% 99
Work from Home +79 308 £50,000 -16.67% 50
North of England +145 255 £55,000 -4.35% 39
Yorkshire +112 127 £55,000 - 11
North West +98 91 £55,000 -8.33% 26
Midlands +144 73 £47,500 -20.83% 15
South West +113 60 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East +129 57 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Scotland +67 56 £47,500 +13.10% 9
West Midlands +95 45 £47,500 -20.83% 10
North East +48 37 £50,000 +25.79% 2
East Midlands +81 28 £50,000 -24.53% 5
Wales +56 18 £47,500 +5.56% 5
East of England +89 12 £65,000 +8.33% 12
Northern Ireland - 7 £35,000 -

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,106 (87.92%) AWS
2 888 (70.59%) DevOps
3 674 (53.58%) Terraform
4 644 (51.19%) Docker
5 643 (51.11%) Kubernetes
6 582 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
7 542 (43.08%) Linux
8 501 (39.83%) Python
9 347 (27.58%) Infrastructure as Code
10 337 (26.79%) Puppet
11 325 (25.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 289 (22.97%) Ansible
13 286 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
14 252 (20.03%) Continuous Integration
15 248 (19.71%) Jenkins
15 248 (19.71%) Software Engineering
16 226 (17.97%) Git (software)
17 223 (17.73%) Finance
18 221 (17.57%) Azure
18 221 (17.57%) Microservices
19 220 (17.49%) Java
20 218 (17.33%) Deployment Automation
21 214 (17.01%) Serverless
22 210 (16.69%) Migration
23 189 (15.02%) Scrum
24 181 (14.39%) Web Services
25 173 (13.75%) Fintech
26 170 (13.51%) AWS Lambda
26 170 (13.51%) Configuration Management
27 162 (12.88%) SQL

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 52 (4.13%) Apache
2 35 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.35%) Confluence
5 13 (1.03%) IIS
6 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.64%) nginx
8 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.32%) Drupal
9 4 (0.32%) WordPress
10 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.079%) CMS
12 1 (0.079%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.079%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.079%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,106 (87.92%) AWS
2 325 (25.83%) AWS CloudFormation
3 221 (17.57%) Azure
4 214 (17.01%) Serverless
5 170 (13.51%) AWS Lambda
6 133 (10.57%) GCP
7 101 (8.03%) Amazon ECS
8 94 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
9 92 (7.31%) Amazon EKS
10 90 (7.15%) Amazon S3
11 86 (6.84%) SaaS
12 69 (5.48%) PaaS
13 68 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 61 (4.85%) IaaS
15 54 (4.29%) Pulumi
16 52 (4.13%) GitHub
17 44 (3.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 41 (3.26%) AWS CodeDeploy
19 40 (3.18%) Amazon ELB
20 33 (2.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.37%) Firewall
2 39 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 37 (2.94%) DNS
4 32 (2.54%) VPN
5 21 (1.67%) HTTP
6 13 (1.03%) Network Security
6 13 (1.03%) OSPF
7 11 (0.87%) WAN
8 10 (0.79%) LAN
9 9 (0.72%) SSH
10 8 (0.64%) FTP
10 8 (0.64%) SMTP
11 7 (0.56%) BGP
11 7 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (0.56%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.48%) SSL
13 5 (0.40%) Internet
14 4 (0.32%) DHCP
14 4 (0.32%) ICMP
15 3 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
2 81 (6.44%) MySQL
3 66 (5.25%) SQL Server
4 61 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 60 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 53 (4.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 52 (4.13%) Big Data
8 43 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 39 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.67%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.67%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
12 17 (1.35%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.87%) Redis
14 11 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.56%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.48%) Presto
Development Applications
1 248 (19.71%) Jenkins
2 226 (17.97%) Git (software)
3 132 (10.49%) GitLab
4 46 (3.66%) JIRA
5 42 (3.34%) TeamCity
6 37 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 33 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (1.51%) CircleCI
9 18 (1.43%) Selenium
10 17 (1.35%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.19%) Subversion
12 14 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (0.87%) SonarQube
14 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.79%) Travis CI
14 10 (0.79%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.64%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.56%) GoCD
17 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio
18 5 (0.40%) Jasmine
General
1 223 (17.73%) Finance
2 95 (7.55%) Banking
3 69 (5.48%) Games
4 63 (5.01%) Front Office
5 35 (2.78%) Retail
6 33 (2.62%) Public Sector
7 32 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.15%) Law
9 23 (1.83%) Marketing
10 16 (1.27%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.72%) Advertising
13 7 (0.56%) Electronics
13 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.40%) Legal
14 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
16 1 (0.079%) Military
16 1 (0.079%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (14.39%) Web Services
2 97 (7.71%) React
3 93 (7.39%) .NET
4 84 (6.68%) Kafka
5 68 (5.41%) Node.js
6 63 (5.01%) AngularJS
7 61 (4.85%) Vue.js
8 44 (3.50%) .NET Core
9 34 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 32 (2.54%) gRPC
11 30 (2.38%) ASP.NET Core
12 27 (2.15%) OAuth
12 27 (2.15%) Swagger
13 26 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (2.07%) Spring
14 25 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
15 22 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (1.51%) REST
17 16 (1.27%) RESTful
18 15 (1.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.47%) Hedge funds
2 90 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (4.61%) Fixed Income
3 58 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 57 (4.53%) Derivative
5 56 (4.45%) Cloud Native
6 50 (3.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 37 (2.94%) Equities
8 32 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.95%) User Experience
11 12 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.64%) FMCG
14 7 (0.56%) Blog
14 7 (0.56%) Clustering
14 7 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 542 (43.08%) Linux
2 114 (9.06%) Windows
3 60 (4.77%) Unix
4 36 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 17 (1.35%) CentOS
8 6 (0.48%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.40%) zOS
10 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.32%) VMS
11 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.16%) Android
12 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.079%) Debian
13 1 (0.079%) Solaris
13 1 (0.079%) SUSE
13 1 (0.079%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (70.59%) DevOps
2 582 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (27.58%) Infrastructure as Code
4 252 (20.03%) Continuous Integration
5 248 (19.71%) Software Engineering
6 221 (17.57%) Microservices
7 218 (17.33%) Deployment Automation
8 210 (16.69%) Migration
9 189 (15.02%) Scrum
10 173 (13.75%) Fintech
11 170 (13.51%) Configuration Management
12 118 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
13 113 (8.98%) TDD
14 105 (8.35%) Asset Management
15 91 (7.23%) Investment Management
16 72 (5.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 70 (5.56%) Test Automation
18 59 (4.69%) Mentoring
19 48 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 47 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 501 (39.83%) Python
2 220 (17.49%) Java
3 162 (12.88%) SQL
4 135 (10.73%) JavaScript
5 121 (9.62%) Go
6 112 (8.90%) Ruby
7 105 (8.35%) C#
8 104 (8.27%) Bash Shell
9 54 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 30 (2.38%) Perl
11 27 (2.15%) Scala
12 20 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.43%) PHP
14 13 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.79%) Java 8
16 9 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.56%) Groovy
18 6 (0.48%) ES6
19 5 (0.40%) C++
19 5 (0.40%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 108 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 92 (7.31%) AWS Certification
4 31 (2.46%) Degree
5 13 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.24%) CISSP
7 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.24%) MCSA
7 3 (0.24%) OSCE
7 3 (0.24%) OSCP
7 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.079%) CCNP
9 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.079%) MCP
9 1 (0.079%) MCSE
9 1 (0.079%) PhD
9 1 (0.079%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.15%) QA
2 15 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.87%) GDPR
4 9 (0.72%) SLA
5 8 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.40%) EMIR
7 5 (0.40%) MiFID
8 4 (0.32%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.079%) NCSC
10 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
System Software
1 644 (51.19%) Docker
2 19 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.48%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.24%) HDFS
8 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.24%) vSphere
8 3 (0.24%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) KVM
9 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.079%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 674 (53.58%) Terraform
2 643 (51.11%) Kubernetes
3 337 (26.79%) Puppet
4 289 (22.97%) Ansible
5 286 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.31%) Prometheus
7 21 (1.67%) Grafana
8 16 (1.27%) Packer
9 12 (0.95%) CFEngine
10 9 (0.72%) Consul
10 9 (0.72%) Salt
10 9 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.64%) Nagios
12 6 (0.48%) Istio
12 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.32%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.32%) Kibana
13 4 (0.32%) Proxmox
13 4 (0.32%) systemd
Vendors
1 84 (6.68%) Google
2 49 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 49 (3.90%) SaltStack
3 46 (3.66%) Oracle
4 31 (2.46%) Cisco
5 29 (2.31%) VMware
6 21 (1.67%) Palo Alto
7 17 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.27%) Splunk
9 15 (1.19%) Dynatrace
9 15 (1.19%) SAP
10 14 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.87%) New Relic
11 11 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.79%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.64%) Adobe
13 8 (0.64%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.64%) hybris
13 8 (0.64%) Juniper
13 8 (0.64%) SonicWALL