Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 310 446
Rank change year-on-year +72 +136 +138
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,098 1,561 1,227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.06% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.11% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,038 1,525 1,122
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £102,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £56,250 £53,750
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65% +2.38%

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 74,972 141,263 171,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,327 112,784 139,236
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 18 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 5 July 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 +74 1,070 £72,500 +3.57% 143
London +45 767 £80,000 +10.34% 91
UK excluding London +125 324 £55,000 -2.22% 54
North of England +110 123 £55,000 -4.35% 31
South East +95 68 £60,000 - 8
Yorkshire +123 65 £55,000 -4.35% 12
Work from Home -32 59 £55,000 -21.43% 27
North West +63 49 £58,750 +2.17% 18
South West +115 44 £52,500 -6.67% 5
East of England +93 38 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Midlands +109 36 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands +80 21 £60,000 +9.09% 5
East Midlands +73 15 £67,500 +3.85%
Scotland +57 12 £45,000 -18.18% 1
North East +30 9 £47,500 -12.04% 1
Wales +25 7 £60,000 +21.21% 1
Northern Ireland +20 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £70,000 -

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 985 (89.71%) AWS
2 659 (60.02%) DevOps
3 575 (52.37%) Python
4 457 (41.62%) Terraform
5 446 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
6 406 (36.98%) Docker
7 383 (34.88%) Kubernetes
8 375 (34.15%) Java
9 364 (33.15%) Finance
10 319 (29.05%) Ansible
11 294 (26.78%) Software Engineering
12 289 (26.32%) JavaScript
13 287 (26.14%) Web Services
14 275 (25.05%) Linux
15 271 (24.68%) Jenkins
16 265 (24.13%) Azure
17 239 (21.77%) Asset Management
18 233 (21.22%) Infrastructure as Code
19 228 (20.77%) React
20 212 (19.31%) Serverless
21 197 (17.94%) Fintech
21 197 (17.94%) AngularJS
22 192 (17.49%) GCP
23 170 (15.48%) Microservices
23 170 (15.48%) Front Office
24 168 (15.30%) Hedge funds
24 168 (15.30%) Investment Management
25 163 (14.85%) Fixed Income
26 162 (14.75%) Vue.js
27 161 (14.66%) AWS CloudFormation

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 55 (5.01%) Apache Spark
2 39 (3.55%) Apache
3 27 (2.46%) Confluence
4 21 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (0.91%) IIS
7 8 (0.73%) CMS
7 8 (0.73%) nginx
8 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.36%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.091%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.091%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.091%) JBoss
11 1 (0.091%) SAS
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.091%) Site Server
11 1 (0.091%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.091%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 985 (89.71%) AWS
2 265 (24.13%) Azure
3 212 (19.31%) Serverless
4 192 (17.49%) GCP
5 161 (14.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 143 (13.02%) AWS Lambda
7 99 (9.02%) Amazon EC2
8 90 (8.20%) Amazon S3
9 55 (5.01%) SaaS
10 48 (4.37%) Amazon ECS
10 48 (4.37%) GitHub
11 44 (4.01%) OpenShift
11 44 (4.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 43 (3.92%) IaaS
13 40 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 34 (3.10%) AWS CodePipeline
15 32 (2.91%) PaaS
16 29 (2.64%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (2.55%) AWS Fargate
18 27 (2.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.28%) Firewall
2 23 (2.09%) DNS
3 18 (1.64%) HTTP
4 16 (1.46%) VPN
5 15 (1.37%) SAN
6 14 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.18%) LAN
7 13 (1.18%) WAN
8 10 (0.91%) SSH
9 9 (0.82%) Network Security
10 7 (0.64%) Internet
10 7 (0.64%) SMTP
11 5 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.36%) FTP
13 3 (0.27%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.27%) VoIP
13 3 (0.27%) ZigBee
14 2 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.83%) Big Data
2 73 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 56 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
4 51 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 51 (4.64%) SQL Server
5 47 (4.28%) MySQL
6 42 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 41 (3.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 37 (3.37%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.91%) Amazon Athena
10 31 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.64%) Data Lake
12 26 (2.37%) Redis
13 20 (1.82%) Relational Database
14 15 (1.37%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.37%) Looker
14 15 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
15 13 (1.18%) Power BI
16 11 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 271 (24.68%) Jenkins
2 147 (13.39%) Git (software)
3 65 (5.92%) GitLab
4 45 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 40 (3.64%) RStudio
6 37 (3.37%) JIRA
7 34 (3.10%) Bitbucket
8 29 (2.64%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.82%) Travis CI
10 16 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.37%) Artifactory
11 15 (1.37%) CircleCI
12 14 (1.28%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.28%) JUnit
12 14 (1.28%) Maven
12 14 (1.28%) Selenium
13 12 (1.09%) Mocha
14 11 (1.00%) GoCD
15 10 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 364 (33.15%) Finance
2 170 (15.48%) Front Office
3 118 (10.75%) Banking
4 78 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.92%) Law
6 23 (2.09%) Games
7 20 (1.82%) Retail
8 12 (1.09%) Public Sector
9 10 (0.91%) Marketing
10 9 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.36%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 1 (0.091%) Billing
15 1 (0.091%) Electronics
15 1 (0.091%) Local Government
15 1 (0.091%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (26.14%) Web Services
2 228 (20.77%) React
3 197 (17.94%) AngularJS
4 162 (14.75%) Vue.js
5 137 (12.48%) Node.js
6 111 (10.11%) .NET
7 60 (5.46%) Kafka
8 53 (4.83%) .NET Core
9 52 (4.74%) ASP.NET
10 49 (4.46%) J2EE
11 31 (2.82%) ASP.NET Core
12 29 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
13 26 (2.37%) CSS
13 26 (2.37%) HTML
13 26 (2.37%) REST
13 26 (2.37%) Spring
14 20 (1.82%) Lambda Expressions
15 16 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (1.37%) RESTful
17 14 (1.28%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 168 (15.30%) Hedge funds
2 163 (14.85%) Fixed Income
3 161 (14.66%) Derivative
4 113 (10.29%) Equities
5 109 (9.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 80 (7.29%) Public Cloud
7 74 (6.74%) Cloud Native
8 70 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (2.28%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.37%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.00%) User Experience
14 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
16 6 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 275 (25.05%) Linux
2 94 (8.56%) Windows
3 49 (4.46%) Unix
4 25 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.46%) CentOS
7 9 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.73%) VMS
9 6 (0.55%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.36%) zOS
11 3 (0.27%) Android
11 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.091%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.091%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (60.02%) DevOps
2 446 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (26.78%) Software Engineering
4 239 (21.77%) Asset Management
5 233 (21.22%) Infrastructure as Code
6 197 (17.94%) Fintech
7 170 (15.48%) Microservices
8 168 (15.30%) Investment Management
9 114 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (9.84%) Migration
11 106 (9.65%) TDD
12 97 (8.83%) Configuration Management
13 86 (7.83%) Decision-Making
13 86 (7.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 83 (7.56%) Deployment Automation
15 77 (7.01%) Analytics
15 77 (7.01%) Portfolio Management
16 68 (6.19%) Business Analysis
17 58 (5.28%) Scrum
18 57 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 575 (52.37%) Python
2 375 (34.15%) Java
3 289 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 121 (11.02%) Bash Shell
5 100 (9.11%) SQL
6 95 (8.65%) C#
7 86 (7.83%) Go
8 73 (6.65%) PowerShell
9 69 (6.28%) Scala
10 56 (5.10%) Ruby
11 39 (3.55%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.64%) Kotlin
13 25 (2.28%) Perl
14 22 (2.00%) Groovy
15 19 (1.73%) C++
15 19 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.64%) PHP
17 12 (1.09%) Java 8
18 8 (0.73%) R
19 6 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (5.65%) AWS Certification
2 54 (4.92%) Degree
3 26 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.64%) CCSP
8 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.36%) CISSP
10 3 (0.27%) CCNP
11 2 (0.18%) CCNA
11 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.18%) RHCE
11 2 (0.18%) SANS
12 1 (0.091%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.091%) CCIE
12 1 (0.091%) CISA
12 1 (0.091%) GREM
12 1 (0.091%) ISEB
12 1 (0.091%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.37%) QA
2 12 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.46%) GDPR
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 406 (36.98%) Docker
2 20 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.82%) vSphere
6 7 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.55%) HDFS
8 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.36%) vCloud
8 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 457 (41.62%) Terraform
2 383 (34.88%) Kubernetes
3 319 (29.05%) Ansible
4 153 (13.93%) Puppet
5 114 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (2.91%) Grafana
7 24 (2.19%) Prometheus
8 21 (1.91%) Packer
9 13 (1.18%) Consul
10 12 (1.09%) Graphite
10 12 (1.09%) Nagios
11 9 (0.82%) Rancher
12 8 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.73%) Salt
12 8 (0.73%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.64%) logstash
14 5 (0.46%) Kibana
15 4 (0.36%) Mesos
16 3 (0.27%) Cacti
16 3 (0.27%) Graylog
Vendors
1 124 (11.29%) Google
2 48 (4.37%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.19%) VMware
4 32 (2.91%) Oracle
5 20 (1.82%) Splunk
6 19 (1.73%) Tableau
7 18 (1.64%) Cisco
8 15 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.91%) Rackspace
10 8 (0.73%) EMC
10 8 (0.73%) Hitachi
10 8 (0.73%) Informatica
10 8 (0.73%) Talend
11 6 (0.55%) Fortinet
11 6 (0.55%) SaltStack
12 5 (0.46%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.36%) Adobe
13 4 (0.36%) Citrix
13 4 (0.36%) NetApp