Period
to 30 September 2020

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 304 461
Rank change year-on-year +132 +157 +87
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 934 1,483 1,109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 1.06% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.11% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1,433 1,047
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +13.04%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £110,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +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 45,697 133,420 157,725
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.74% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 37,461 106,252 127,124
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +127 905 £72,500 +3.57% 150
London +90 651 £80,000 +6.67% 73
UK excluding London +187 269 £55,000 -4.35% 86
North of England +183 126 £55,000 -4.35% 37
Work from Home +4 109 £60,000 -14.29% 34
Yorkshire +156 60 £55,000 -4.35% 8
South East +146 48 £50,000 -16.67% 8
North West +85 45 £58,500 -2.50% 29
South West +135 34 £52,500 -8.70% 7
Midlands +118 23 £57,500 -4.17% 19
North East +45 21 £48,750 -9.72%
East of England +122 20 £50,000 -13.04% 6
West Midlands +103 13 £47,500 -20.83% 13
East Midlands +82 10 £60,000 -7.69% 5
Scotland +59 9 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Wales +44 8 £50,000 +9.29% 1
Northern Ireland +14 1 - - 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 848 (90.79%) AWS
2 552 (59.10%) DevOps
3 474 (50.75%) Python
4 370 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
5 355 (38.01%) Docker
6 351 (37.58%) Terraform
7 337 (36.08%) Kubernetes
8 280 (29.98%) Finance
9 272 (29.12%) Linux
10 250 (26.77%) Java
11 249 (26.66%) Software Engineering
12 231 (24.73%) Fintech
13 229 (24.52%) Web Services
14 211 (22.59%) Ansible
15 209 (22.38%) Jenkins
15 209 (22.38%) JavaScript
15 209 (22.38%) Infrastructure as Code
16 189 (20.24%) Azure
17 183 (19.59%) Asset Management
18 175 (18.74%) React
19 166 (17.77%) AWS CloudFormation
20 159 (17.02%) AngularJS
21 156 (16.70%) Microservices
22 155 (16.60%) Puppet
23 152 (16.27%) Hedge funds
23 152 (16.27%) Front Office
24 149 (15.95%) Serverless
25 148 (15.85%) Investment Management
26 145 (15.52%) Fixed Income
26 145 (15.52%) 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 37 (3.96%) Apache Spark
2 30 (3.21%) Apache
3 20 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.39%) Confluence
5 11 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (1.18%) IIS
6 6 (0.64%) nginx
6 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 848 (90.79%) AWS
2 189 (20.24%) Azure
3 166 (17.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 149 (15.95%) Serverless
5 145 (15.52%) GCP
6 110 (11.78%) AWS Lambda
7 82 (8.78%) Amazon S3
8 72 (7.71%) Amazon EC2
9 64 (6.85%) SaaS
10 50 (5.35%) Amazon ECS
11 45 (4.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (4.18%) IaaS
13 35 (3.75%) AWS CodeDeploy
14 33 (3.53%) Route 53
15 31 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
16 30 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 30 (3.21%) GitHub
16 30 (3.21%) PaaS
17 28 (3.00%) Amazon EKS
18 25 (2.68%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.89%) DNS
2 24 (2.57%) Firewall
3 20 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.39%) HTTP
5 12 (1.28%) Network Security
5 12 (1.28%) VPN
6 11 (1.18%) SAN
7 6 (0.64%) SSH
7 6 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.43%) Internet
8 4 (0.43%) SMTP
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.32%) WebEx
10 2 (0.21%) DSL
10 2 (0.21%) FTP
10 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.21%) Multicast
10 2 (0.21%) VoIP
10 2 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.85%) NoSQL
2 57 (6.10%) Big Data
3 47 (5.03%) MySQL
4 46 (4.93%) SQL Server
5 39 (4.18%) MongoDB
6 36 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 35 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 35 (3.75%) Amazon Redshift
7 35 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (2.57%) Data Lake
9 24 (2.57%) Redis
10 21 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.25%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.93%) Amazon Athena
11 18 (1.93%) Snowflake Schema
12 15 (1.61%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.07%) Power BI
15 9 (0.96%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 209 (22.38%) Jenkins
2 125 (13.38%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.78%) GitLab
4 44 (4.71%) TeamCity
5 31 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 30 (3.21%) JIRA
7 18 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (1.82%) Selenium
9 15 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 15 (1.61%) CircleCI
10 14 (1.50%) Artifactory
10 14 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.28%) RStudio
12 11 (1.18%) JUnit
13 10 (1.07%) GoCD
14 8 (0.86%) Maven
14 8 (0.86%) Mocha
15 7 (0.75%) Subversion
16 6 (0.64%) MSBuild
17 5 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 280 (29.98%) Finance
2 152 (16.27%) Front Office
3 83 (8.89%) Banking
4 51 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 45 (4.82%) Law
6 20 (2.14%) Games
7 17 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.07%) Retail
9 8 (0.86%) Marketing
10 7 (0.75%) Advertising
11 6 (0.64%) Legal
11 6 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.32%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (24.52%) Web Services
2 175 (18.74%) React
3 159 (17.02%) AngularJS
4 134 (14.35%) Vue.js
5 116 (12.42%) .NET
6 74 (7.92%) Node.js
7 70 (7.49%) .NET Core
8 63 (6.75%) Kafka
9 58 (6.21%) ASP.NET
10 46 (4.93%) ASP.NET Core
11 17 (1.82%) Spring
12 16 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (1.50%) PySpark
13 14 (1.50%) Redux
14 13 (1.39%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.39%) REST
15 11 (1.18%) HTML
16 10 (1.07%) RESTful
17 9 (0.96%) CSS
17 9 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 152 (16.27%) Hedge funds
2 145 (15.52%) Fixed Income
3 142 (15.20%) Derivative
4 81 (8.67%) Equities
5 79 (8.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (7.07%) Cloud Native
7 56 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (5.57%) Public Cloud
9 30 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
12 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.86%) FMCG
14 8 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.64%) User Experience
16 6 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 272 (29.12%) Linux
2 88 (9.42%) Windows
3 38 (4.07%) Unix
4 31 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.28%) CentOS
7 11 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.32%) Solaris
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.21%) VMS
9 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (59.10%) DevOps
2 370 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (26.66%) Software Engineering
4 231 (24.73%) Fintech
5 209 (22.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 183 (19.59%) Asset Management
7 156 (16.70%) Microservices
8 148 (15.85%) Investment Management
9 135 (14.45%) Migration
10 108 (11.56%) Configuration Management
11 102 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (7.60%) Scrum
13 70 (7.49%) TDD
14 66 (7.07%) Deployment Automation
15 64 (6.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 62 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 49 (5.25%) Analytics
19 43 (4.60%) Test Automation
20 42 (4.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 474 (50.75%) Python
2 250 (26.77%) Java
3 209 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 109 (11.67%) C#
5 79 (8.46%) SQL
6 73 (7.82%) Go
7 71 (7.60%) Bash Shell
8 63 (6.75%) Ruby
9 52 (5.57%) PowerShell
10 47 (5.03%) Scala
11 17 (1.82%) PHP
12 14 (1.50%) C++
13 13 (1.39%) Groovy
13 13 (1.39%) Kotlin
13 13 (1.39%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.39%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.28%) Perl
15 11 (1.18%) Java 8
16 10 (1.07%) F#
16 10 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (6.42%) AWS Certification
2 40 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.32%) Degree
5 13 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) CCSP
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) CISM
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.11%) MCSA
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.36%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) SLA
5 3 (0.32%) GDPR
6 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 355 (38.01%) Docker
2 18 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.86%) vSphere
5 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) HDFS
6 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.32%) Xen
8 2 (0.21%) Firmware
8 2 (0.21%) KVM
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 351 (37.58%) Terraform
2 337 (36.08%) Kubernetes
3 211 (22.59%) Ansible
4 155 (16.60%) Puppet
5 105 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.14%) Prometheus
7 19 (2.03%) Grafana
8 12 (1.28%) Packer
9 8 (0.86%) Salt
9 8 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.75%) Nagios
10 7 (0.75%) SCCM
11 5 (0.54%) Istio
11 5 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.43%) Rancher
13 3 (0.32%) Consul
13 3 (0.32%) logstash
13 3 (0.32%) Oozie
13 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (8.03%) Google
2 31 (3.32%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.89%) Oracle
4 26 (2.78%) VMware
5 18 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.50%) Splunk
7 13 (1.39%) Cisco
7 13 (1.39%) SaltStack
8 12 (1.28%) Tableau
9 11 (1.18%) New Relic
9 11 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.07%) Rackspace
11 9 (0.96%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.86%) Adobe
12 8 (0.86%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.86%) EMC
12 8 (0.86%) Hitachi
12 8 (0.86%) hybris
12 8 (0.86%) SAP
13 6 (0.64%) Atlassian