Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 224 312
Rank change year-on-year -7 +88 +139
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,713 1,099 1,577
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.55% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.64% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,537 978 1,381
10th Percentile £41,700 £45,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £53,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%
75th Percentile £87,500 £98,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £119,125 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 102,653 67,195 139,242
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.04% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 72,972 54,824 112,582
10th Percentile £31,986 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -12 1,599 £70,000 -6.67% 227
London -52 946 £80,000 -3.03% 128
UK excluding London +69 685 £60,000 +9.09% 101
Work from Home -15 424 £60,000 +9.09% 58
North of England +54 333 £57,500 +4.55% 42
Yorkshire +22 162 £50,000 -9.09% 13
North West +47 144 £60,000 +8.68% 21
Midlands +4 114 £65,000 +8.33% 16
South East -26 105 £62,500 +8.70% 22
West Midlands -2 82 £65,000 +23.81% 14
South West -39 58 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland -21 49 £70,000 +64.71% 2
East Midlands -33 29 £52,500 -22.22% 2
North East -1 27 £47,500 - 8
East of England -46 15 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Northern Ireland -28 6 £35,000 -
Wales -20 5 £65,000 +13.04% 2

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,528 (89.20%) AWS
2 1,006 (58.73%) DevOps
3 904 (52.77%) Terraform
4 882 (51.49%) Python
5 842 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
6 781 (45.59%) Docker
7 771 (45.01%) Kubernetes
8 520 (30.36%) Linux
9 502 (29.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 490 (28.60%) Serverless
11 419 (24.46%) Finance
12 399 (23.29%) Software Engineering
12 399 (23.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 397 (23.18%) Java
14 373 (21.77%) Microservices
15 363 (21.19%) Puppet
16 349 (20.37%) Web Services
17 343 (20.02%) Ansible
18 331 (19.32%) AWS Lambda
19 313 (18.27%) SQL
20 291 (16.99%) Opscode Chef
21 284 (16.58%) Jenkins
22 272 (15.88%) Git (software)
23 265 (15.47%) Amazon EC2
24 263 (15.35%) Azure
25 259 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
26 251 (14.65%) Asset Management
26 251 (14.65%) Amazon ECS
27 249 (14.54%) Deployment Automation
28 239 (13.95%) Configuration 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 95 (5.55%) Apache Spark
2 67 (3.91%) Apache
3 36 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.40%) nginx
5 22 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (1.23%) Confluence
7 11 (0.64%) IIS
8 4 (0.23%) Luigi
8 4 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.12%) CMS
10 2 (0.12%) Drupal
10 2 (0.12%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.12%) Traefik
10 2 (0.12%) WordPress
11 1 (0.058%) GemFire
11 1 (0.058%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Figma
1 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,528 (89.20%) AWS
2 490 (28.60%) Serverless
3 399 (23.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 331 (19.32%) AWS Lambda
5 265 (15.47%) Amazon EC2
6 263 (15.35%) Azure
7 251 (14.65%) Amazon ECS
8 198 (11.56%) GCP
9 140 (8.17%) Amazon S3
10 136 (7.94%) SaaS
11 127 (7.41%) PaaS
12 100 (5.84%) Amazon EKS
13 97 (5.66%) IaaS
14 83 (4.85%) GitHub
15 77 (4.50%) Pulumi
16 65 (3.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 64 (3.74%) Amazon Kinesis
18 58 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 57 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
20 41 (2.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.69%) DNS
2 31 (1.81%) VPN
3 27 (1.58%) Firewall
4 17 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.88%) Broadband
6 14 (0.82%) DHCP
7 11 (0.64%) Network Security
7 11 (0.64%) OSPF
8 10 (0.58%) SSL
8 10 (0.58%) WAN
9 9 (0.53%) DSL
9 9 (0.53%) SMS
10 7 (0.41%) BGP
10 7 (0.41%) HTTP
10 7 (0.41%) VLAN
11 6 (0.35%) LAN
12 5 (0.29%) SD-WAN
12 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.23%) EIGRP
13 4 (0.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.35%) Amazon Aurora
2 134 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
3 130 (7.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 119 (6.95%) MySQL
5 118 (6.89%) Amazon Athena
6 101 (5.90%) SQL Server
7 100 (5.84%) Big Data
8 95 (5.55%) Relational Database
9 91 (5.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 77 (4.50%) NoSQL
11 71 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
12 67 (3.91%) RDBMS
13 61 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
14 56 (3.27%) Hadoop
15 51 (2.98%) Data Lake
16 28 (1.63%) Redis
17 27 (1.58%) Neo4j
18 22 (1.28%) MongoDB
19 17 (0.99%) Apache Hive
19 17 (0.99%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 284 (16.58%) Jenkins
2 272 (15.88%) Git (software)
3 152 (8.87%) GitLab
4 98 (5.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 70 (4.09%) JIRA
6 62 (3.62%) Artifactory
7 48 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 44 (2.57%) CircleCI
9 39 (2.28%) Vagrant
10 31 (1.81%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.05%) Hudson
12 17 (0.99%) Cypress.io
12 17 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (0.93%) Selenium
14 11 (0.64%) SonarQube
14 11 (0.64%) Terragrunt
15 10 (0.58%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.58%) Spinnaker
15 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
16 9 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 419 (24.46%) Finance
2 194 (11.33%) Social Skills
3 172 (10.04%) Banking
4 63 (3.68%) Front Office
5 46 (2.69%) Marketing
6 44 (2.57%) Public Sector
7 36 (2.10%) Games
8 33 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (1.52%) Retail
11 25 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 20 (1.17%) Advertising
12 20 (1.17%) Law
13 18 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.93%) Electronics
15 5 (0.29%) Wearables
16 4 (0.23%) Influencing Skills
17 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.12%) Czech Language
18 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (20.37%) Web Services
2 170 (9.92%) React
3 130 (7.59%) gRPC
4 124 (7.24%) .NET
5 103 (6.01%) Node.js
6 92 (5.37%) Kafka
7 65 (3.79%) AngularJS
7 65 (3.79%) Vue.js
8 63 (3.68%) .NET Core
9 49 (2.86%) ASP.NET
9 49 (2.86%) ASP.NET Core
9 49 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 43 (2.51%) J2EE
11 38 (2.22%) REST
12 34 (1.98%) GraphQL
13 25 (1.46%) CSS
13 25 (1.46%) Spark Streaming
14 24 (1.40%) Spring
15 23 (1.34%) Serverless Framework
16 20 (1.17%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
2 183 (10.68%) Hedge funds
3 124 (7.24%) Pricing Data
4 90 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 63 (3.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 60 (3.50%) Derivative
6 60 (3.50%) Equities
7 58 (3.39%) Cloud Native
8 56 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 56 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.23%) NHS
12 17 (0.99%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.82%) Data Centre
16 13 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 520 (30.36%) Linux
2 138 (8.06%) Windows
3 48 (2.80%) Unix
4 41 (2.39%) CentOS
5 33 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.70%) Amazon Linux
9 10 (0.58%) Android
9 10 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.53%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.47%) VMS
12 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.29%) Debian
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (58.73%) DevOps
2 842 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (29.31%) Infrastructure as Code
4 399 (23.29%) Software Engineering
5 373 (21.77%) Microservices
6 259 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 251 (14.65%) Asset Management
8 249 (14.54%) Deployment Automation
9 239 (13.95%) Configuration Management
10 208 (12.14%) Migration
11 203 (11.85%) Fintech
12 179 (10.45%) Investment Management
13 155 (9.05%) Mentoring
14 149 (8.70%) Analytics
15 146 (8.52%) Scrum
16 145 (8.46%) Data Science
17 140 (8.17%) Project Delivery
18 137 (8.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 137 (8.00%) Test Automation
19 135 (7.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 882 (51.49%) Python
2 397 (23.18%) Java
3 313 (18.27%) SQL
4 234 (13.66%) Go
5 210 (12.26%) JavaScript
6 192 (11.21%) Bash Shell
7 151 (8.81%) PowerShell
8 121 (7.06%) Ruby
9 120 (7.01%) C#
10 79 (4.61%) TypeScript
11 44 (2.57%) Scala
12 42 (2.45%) Perl
13 30 (1.75%) PHP
14 22 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.05%) Groovy
16 11 (0.64%) C
17 9 (0.53%) Clojure
17 9 (0.53%) Kotlin
18 7 (0.41%) C++
18 7 (0.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 147 (8.58%) AWS Certification
2 91 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.33%) Degree
5 15 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.23%) CCNP
8 4 (0.23%) OSCE
8 4 (0.23%) OSCP
9 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
11 1 (0.058%) CEH
11 1 (0.058%) CISSP
11 1 (0.058%) MCSA
11 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.058%) OCP
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.058%) RHCE
11 1 (0.058%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.44%) QA
2 22 (1.28%) GDPR
3 13 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.35%) SLA
7 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.23%) NIST
8 4 (0.23%) SOC 1
8 4 (0.23%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.058%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.058%) NCSC
System Software
1 781 (45.59%) Docker
2 47 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.05%) VirtualBox
5 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.53%) vSphere
6 6 (0.35%) iptables
6 6 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.058%) HDFS
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 904 (52.77%) Terraform
2 771 (45.01%) Kubernetes
3 363 (21.19%) Puppet
4 343 (20.02%) Ansible
5 291 (16.99%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (7.12%) Grafana
7 119 (6.95%) Prometheus
8 40 (2.34%) Docker Swarm
9 33 (1.93%) CFEngine
10 29 (1.69%) Consul
10 29 (1.69%) Salt
11 27 (1.58%) Packer
12 26 (1.52%) Nagios
13 22 (1.28%) ZABBIX
14 21 (1.23%) Graphite
15 18 (1.05%) Opsview
16 9 (0.53%) logstash
17 7 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.41%) Kibana
17 7 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (5.02%) Oracle
2 82 (4.79%) Google
3 65 (3.79%) SaltStack
4 64 (3.74%) Sybase
5 61 (3.56%) Microsoft
6 32 (1.87%) Talend
7 31 (1.81%) VMware
8 27 (1.58%) Cloudera
9 26 (1.52%) Hortonworks
10 22 (1.28%) IBM
11 21 (1.23%) Splunk
12 19 (1.11%) Cisco
13 18 (1.05%) SAP
14 17 (0.99%) Informatica
15 13 (0.76%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.29%) Apple
16 5 (0.29%) Citrix
16 5 (0.29%) Palo Alto
17 4 (0.23%) CloudEndure