Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 489 587
Rank change year-on-year +96 +98 +260
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,166 974 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.59% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,049 812 667
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%

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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 15 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 15 January 2019. 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 +79 1,106 £65,000 +8.33% 217
London +71 660 £72,500 +7.41% 114
UK excluding London +73 466 £55,000 - 115
North of England +87 175 £55,000 +4.76% 26
South East -14 130 £55,000 - 36
North West +47 80 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Yorkshire +59 76 £57,500 +9.52% 12
East of England +48 62 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Midlands +43 39 £60,000 +14.29% 15
South West -19 33 £50,000 - 20
Scotland +17 25 £55,000 -15.38% 8
West Midlands +48 20 £52,250 -5.00% 13
North East +18 19 £46,250 +2.78% 2
East Midlands +4 19 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 -

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 1,031 (88.42%) Amazon AWS
2 840 (72.04%) DevOps
3 593 (50.86%) Linux
4 554 (47.51%) Python
5 476 (40.82%) Docker
6 449 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
7 436 (37.39%) Ansible
8 369 (31.65%) Puppet
9 327 (28.04%) Terraform
10 323 (27.70%) Microsoft Azure
11 313 (26.84%) Kubernetes
12 307 (26.33%) Jenkins
13 289 (24.79%) Bash Shell
14 287 (24.61%) Java
15 276 (23.67%) Opscode Chef
16 229 (19.64%) Configuration Management
17 211 (18.10%) Windows
18 209 (17.92%) Software Engineering
19 208 (17.84%) Finance
20 201 (17.24%) Web Services
21 199 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
22 195 (16.72%) SQL
23 181 (15.52%) Git (software)
24 174 (14.92%) Ruby
25 173 (14.84%) Google Cloud Platform
26 158 (13.55%) Microservices
27 156 (13.38%) PowerShell
28 144 (12.35%) VMware
29 138 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
30 135 (11.58%) Google

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 83 (7.12%) Apache
2 55 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (3.43%) Apache Spark
4 28 (2.40%) IIS
5 27 (2.32%) MS Exchange
6 26 (2.23%) nginx
7 22 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.80%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.03%) Apache Pig
10 12 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.94%) CMS
12 8 (0.69%) Confluence
12 8 (0.69%) Drupal
12 8 (0.69%) WordPress
13 7 (0.60%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.43%) Kentico
15 3 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.80%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.51%) Magento
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.086%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.086%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,031 (88.42%) Amazon AWS
2 323 (27.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (14.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 138 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 121 (10.38%) SaaS
6 116 (9.95%) Serverless
7 108 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
8 86 (7.38%) Amazon S3
9 81 (6.95%) AWS Lambda
10 66 (5.66%) PaaS
11 64 (5.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 64 (5.49%) Office 365
12 56 (4.80%) IaaS
13 55 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 38 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
15 32 (2.74%) OpenShift
15 32 (2.74%) Route 53
16 31 (2.66%) Amazon ELB
17 26 (2.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 24 (2.06%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 106 (9.09%) Firewall
2 50 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 47 (4.03%) DNS
4 35 (3.00%) Internet
5 23 (1.97%) SSL
6 16 (1.37%) Network Security
7 15 (1.29%) VPN
8 11 (0.94%) WAN
9 10 (0.86%) BGP
10 9 (0.77%) VLAN
11 8 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (0.69%) SAN
12 7 (0.60%) HTTP
12 7 (0.60%) LAN
13 6 (0.51%) DHCP
14 5 (0.43%) IPv4
14 5 (0.43%) IPv6
15 4 (0.34%) SSH
16 3 (0.26%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 94 (8.06%) Amazon RDS
3 88 (7.55%) MySQL
4 85 (7.29%) Big Data
5 73 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 65 (5.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 57 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 39 (3.34%) SQL Server
9 38 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 32 (2.74%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
12 21 (1.80%) MariaDB
13 14 (1.20%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.03%) Redis
15 10 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
15 10 (0.86%) Relational Database
16 9 (0.77%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 307 (26.33%) Jenkins
2 181 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 80 (6.86%) Maven
4 72 (6.17%) JIRA
5 59 (5.06%) TeamCity
6 50 (4.29%) Gradle
7 37 (3.17%) CircleCI
8 35 (3.00%) Ant
8 35 (3.00%) Subversion
9 33 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (2.40%) Codeship
11 28 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.72%) Bitbucket
12 20 (1.72%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.46%) GitLab
15 15 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (1.29%) Vagrant
16 14 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 208 (17.84%) Finance
2 39 (3.34%) Retail
3 36 (3.09%) Financial Institution
4 35 (3.00%) Law
5 34 (2.92%) Banking
6 30 (2.57%) Games
7 23 (1.97%) Marketing
8 12 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.77%) Electronics
10 7 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.51%) Front Office
11 6 (0.51%) Military
11 6 (0.51%) Publishing
12 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Advertising
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.086%) Legal
14 1 (0.086%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (17.24%) Web Services
2 99 (8.49%) .NET
3 59 (5.06%) Node.js
4 53 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 41 (3.52%) RESTful
6 40 (3.43%) LAMP
7 38 (3.26%) Spring
8 36 (3.09%) Kafka
9 35 (3.00%) React
10 34 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
11 30 (2.57%) REST
12 26 (2.23%) ASP.NET
13 25 (2.14%) Spring Boot
14 24 (2.06%) HTML
15 23 (1.97%) CSS
15 23 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (1.89%) Akka
17 21 (1.80%) Play Framework
18 20 (1.72%) .NET Core
19 18 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.09%) Fintech
2 89 (7.63%) Public Cloud
3 54 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 35 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (2.92%) Hedge funds
8 30 (2.57%) Cloud Native
9 27 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.97%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.63%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (0.77%) Biotechnology
16 9 (0.77%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.60%) Replication
17 7 (0.60%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 593 (50.86%) Linux
2 211 (18.10%) Windows
3 124 (10.63%) Unix
4 79 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 54 (4.63%) CentOS
6 37 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 31 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.80%) Android
9 17 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.11%) Debian
10 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
11 9 (0.77%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.60%) DC/OS
13 6 (0.51%) Fedora
14 5 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.34%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (72.04%) DevOps
2 449 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (19.64%) Configuration Management
4 209 (17.92%) Software Engineering
5 199 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
6 158 (13.55%) Microservices
7 130 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 106 (9.09%) TDD
8 106 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 103 (8.83%) Deployment Automation
10 100 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 96 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
12 92 (7.89%) Scrum
13 81 (6.95%) Open Source
14 78 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 74 (6.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 73 (6.26%) Load Balancing
17 63 (5.40%) Computer Science
18 57 (4.89%) Machine Learning
19 47 (4.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 554 (47.51%) Python
2 289 (24.79%) Bash Shell
3 287 (24.61%) Java
4 195 (16.72%) SQL
5 174 (14.92%) Ruby
6 156 (13.38%) PowerShell
7 121 (10.38%) JavaScript
8 108 (9.26%) Perl
9 92 (7.89%) PHP
10 90 (7.72%) C#
11 86 (7.38%) Go
12 58 (4.97%) C++
13 49 (4.20%) Shell Script
14 47 (4.03%) Scala
15 37 (3.17%) Java 8
16 32 (2.74%) C
17 20 (1.72%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.11%) R
18 13 (1.11%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (7.46%) AWS Certification
2 76 (6.52%) Degree
3 23 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.77%) PhD
8 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.51%) CCNA
9 6 (0.51%) CISSP
9 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.43%) MCSA
10 5 (0.43%) MCSE
11 4 (0.34%) GCIA
11 4 (0.34%) GCIH
11 4 (0.34%) GIAC
11 4 (0.34%) GSEC
12 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.17%) RHCE
13 1 (0.086%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.46%) QA
2 17 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.11%) GDPR
4 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 476 (40.82%) Docker
2 111 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 47 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.49%) vSphere
6 16 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (1.37%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.86%) VMware Server
8 8 (0.69%) Xen
9 7 (0.60%) HDFS
9 7 (0.60%) Varnish
9 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.43%) XenApp
10 5 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.26%) XenServer
13 2 (0.17%) KVM
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 436 (37.39%) Ansible
2 369 (31.65%) Puppet
3 327 (28.04%) Terraform
4 313 (26.84%) Kubernetes
5 276 (23.67%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (4.55%) Salt
7 41 (3.52%) Grafana
7 41 (3.52%) Packer
8 36 (3.09%) Cobbler
9 32 (2.74%) Nagios
10 31 (2.66%) Prometheus
11 28 (2.40%) CFEngine
12 26 (2.23%) SCCM
13 25 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (1.54%) Tivoli
15 15 (1.29%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.94%) Consul
16 11 (0.94%) SCOM
16 11 (0.94%) Sysdig
17 10 (0.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 144 (12.35%) VMware
2 135 (11.58%) Google
3 60 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 56 (4.80%) Oracle
5 42 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 41 (3.52%) Atlassian
7 30 (2.57%) WorldPay
8 28 (2.40%) Splunk
9 27 (2.32%) Citrix
10 20 (1.72%) SaltStack
11 18 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
12 16 (1.37%) SAP
13 15 (1.29%) AppDynamics
13 15 (1.29%) Cisco
14 13 (1.11%) New Relic
15 11 (0.94%) hybris
16 10 (0.86%) LogicMonitor
16 10 (0.86%) PagerDuty
17 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
18 6 (0.51%) Adobe