Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 280 175 322
Rank change year-on-year -105 +147 +80
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,660 1,296 1,224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 2.00% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.10% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,443 1,180 1,042
10th Percentile £47,000 £38,750 £43,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +12.00%
75th Percentile £100,000 £81,250 £87,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £95,000 £109,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +4.55%

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 120,143 61,757 120,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.08% 95.12% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,372 50,553 97,268
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -92 1,490 £80,000 +23.08% 294
London -70 959 £92,500 +23.33% 181
UK excluding London -154 527 £60,000 +20.00% 121
Work from Home -95 453 £72,500 +45.00% 81
North of England -121 220 £60,000 +4.35% 30
South East -47 121 £53,000 +6.00% 28
North West -77 104 £65,000 +18.18% 19
Yorkshire -99 96 £60,000 - 9
South West -48 64 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Midlands -119 64 £65,000 +36.84% 20
West Midlands -71 48 £65,000 +36.84% 16
East of England -87 26 £58,750 -9.62% 17
Scotland -100 23 £70,000 +47.37% 8
North East -41 19 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East Midlands -67 16 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Wales -48 8 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Northern Ireland -38 1 £70,000 +100.00% 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,545 (93.07%) AWS
2 969 (58.37%) DevOps
3 914 (55.06%) Python
4 882 (53.13%) Terraform
5 792 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
6 680 (40.96%) CI/CD
7 654 (39.40%) Docker
8 641 (38.61%) Kubernetes
9 536 (32.29%) Azure
10 513 (30.90%) Infrastructure as Code
11 512 (30.84%) Linux
12 470 (28.31%) Finance
13 467 (28.13%) Java
14 462 (27.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 452 (27.23%) Software Engineering
16 398 (23.98%) Serverless
17 371 (22.35%) SQL
18 360 (21.69%) GCP
19 336 (20.24%) Asset Management
20 330 (19.88%) AWS Lambda
21 328 (19.76%) Ansible
22 306 (18.43%) Microservices
23 277 (16.69%) Investment Management
24 275 (16.57%) Jenkins
25 273 (16.45%) Amazon EC2
26 271 (16.33%) React
27 269 (16.20%) Analytics
28 267 (16.08%) JavaScript
29 252 (15.18%) Amazon S3
30 237 (14.28%) TypeScript

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 77 (4.64%) Apache
2 60 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 53 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (2.65%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.57%) nginx
6 17 (1.02%) Confluence
7 14 (0.84%) Traefik
8 11 (0.66%) IIS
8 11 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.18%) SAS
11 2 (0.12%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.060%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.060%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.060%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.060%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.060%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,545 (93.07%) AWS
2 536 (32.29%) Azure
3 462 (27.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 398 (23.98%) Serverless
5 360 (21.69%) GCP
6 330 (19.88%) AWS Lambda
7 273 (16.45%) Amazon EC2
8 252 (15.18%) Amazon S3
9 184 (11.08%) Amazon ECS
10 159 (9.58%) Amazon EKS
11 143 (8.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 103 (6.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 100 (6.02%) Amazon EMR
14 90 (5.42%) GitHub
15 85 (5.12%) SaaS
16 83 (5.00%) Pulumi
17 78 (4.70%) PaaS
18 73 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
19 69 (4.16%) IaaS
20 62 (3.73%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.89%) DNS
1 48 (2.89%) Firewall
2 36 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
3 26 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.45%) HTTP
4 24 (1.45%) Network Security
5 20 (1.20%) VPN
6 15 (0.90%) SSL
7 14 (0.84%) Internet
8 12 (0.72%) Broadband
8 12 (0.72%) WAN
9 11 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.54%) 5G
10 9 (0.54%) VLAN
11 8 (0.48%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.42%) LAN
12 7 (0.42%) Wireless
13 4 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.18%) SSH
14 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (10.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 155 (9.34%) Amazon Athena
3 145 (8.73%) Amazon RDS
4 122 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (6.39%) Amazon Aurora
6 103 (6.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 101 (6.08%) NoSQL
8 98 (5.90%) MySQL
9 90 (5.42%) Big Data
10 77 (4.64%) Data Lake
11 54 (3.25%) MongoDB
12 52 (3.13%) Electronic Patient Records
13 51 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
14 45 (2.71%) Redis
15 42 (2.53%) SQL Server
16 31 (1.87%) Hadoop
17 26 (1.57%) Apache Ignite
17 26 (1.57%) BigQuery
18 23 (1.39%) Apache Hive
18 23 (1.39%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 275 (16.57%) Jenkins
2 217 (13.07%) Git (software)
3 141 (8.49%) GitLab
4 67 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 64 (3.86%) JIRA
6 37 (2.23%) Bitbucket
7 30 (1.81%) CircleCI
8 28 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.27%) Maven
11 19 (1.14%) Gradle
12 15 (0.90%) Artifactory
12 15 (0.90%) git-flow
12 15 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.60%) Burp Suite
14 9 (0.54%) Selenium
14 9 (0.54%) Spinnaker
15 8 (0.48%) Cypress.io
16 7 (0.42%) Postman
16 7 (0.42%) Terragrunt
General
1 470 (28.31%) Finance
2 224 (13.49%) Social Skills
3 200 (12.05%) Front Office
4 122 (7.35%) Banking
5 70 (4.22%) Retail
6 46 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.51%) Law
9 20 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 15 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.90%) Marketing
11 12 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.66%) Games
13 10 (0.60%) Publishing
14 9 (0.54%) Billing
15 8 (0.48%) Advertising
15 8 (0.48%) Telecoms
16 7 (0.42%) Automotive
16 7 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
17 6 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (16.33%) React
2 143 (8.61%) Kafka
3 128 (7.71%) gRPC
4 119 (7.17%) .NET
5 110 (6.63%) AngularJS
6 92 (5.54%) Vue.js
7 75 (4.52%) Node.js
8 51 (3.07%) .NET Core
9 48 (2.89%) ActiveMQ
10 44 (2.65%) ASP.NET
11 43 (2.59%) Protocol Buffers
12 42 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
14 39 (2.35%) ASP.NET Core
15 32 (1.93%) Web Services
16 31 (1.87%) REST
17 30 (1.81%) YAML
18 24 (1.45%) LAMP
18 24 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
19 18 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 206 (12.41%) Hedge funds
2 201 (12.11%) Equities
3 117 (7.05%) Fixed Income
4 113 (6.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 95 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
6 92 (5.54%) Public Cloud
7 85 (5.12%) Cloud Native
8 82 (4.94%) Enterprise Cloud
9 73 (4.40%) Pricing Data
10 68 (4.10%) Derivative
11 37 (2.23%) User Experience
12 29 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
13 20 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.96%) Clustering
15 16 (0.96%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.90%) Social Media
17 13 (0.78%) NHS
18 10 (0.60%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 512 (30.84%) Linux
2 162 (9.76%) Windows
3 47 (2.83%) Unix
4 43 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.51%) CentOS
7 19 (1.14%) Debian
8 16 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.60%) Kali Linux
10 7 (0.42%) Alpine Linux
10 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.30%) Android
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.24%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.24%) VMS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.060%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (58.37%) DevOps
2 792 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (40.96%) CI/CD
4 513 (30.90%) Infrastructure as Code
5 452 (27.23%) Software Engineering
6 336 (20.24%) Asset Management
7 306 (18.43%) Microservices
8 277 (16.69%) Investment Management
9 269 (16.20%) Analytics
10 215 (12.95%) Configuration Management
11 207 (12.47%) Full Stack Development
12 199 (11.99%) Deployment Automation
13 194 (11.69%) Migration
14 180 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
15 158 (9.52%) Fintech
16 142 (8.55%) Data Science
17 141 (8.49%) Artificial Intelligence
17 141 (8.49%) Test Automation
18 123 (7.41%) Data Analytics
19 122 (7.35%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 914 (55.06%) Python
2 467 (28.13%) Java
3 371 (22.35%) SQL
4 267 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 237 (14.28%) TypeScript
6 227 (13.67%) Bash
7 183 (11.02%) PowerShell
8 150 (9.04%) Go
9 136 (8.19%) Ruby
10 127 (7.65%) Scala
11 77 (4.64%) C#
12 54 (3.25%) PHP
13 50 (3.01%) Groovy
14 41 (2.47%) Kotlin
15 40 (2.41%) Perl
16 28 (1.69%) Shell Script
17 27 (1.63%) Clojure
18 14 (0.84%) C
19 10 (0.60%) C++
19 10 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 231 (13.92%) AWS Certification
2 77 (4.64%) Degree
2 77 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (2.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 37 (2.23%) CISSP
6 28 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.20%) RHCE
8 9 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.36%) OCP
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) MCSA
11 2 (0.12%) MCSE
11 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.060%) CCNP
12 1 (0.060%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (8.98%) QA
2 16 (0.96%) SLA
3 13 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.54%) GDPR
5 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.060%) EMIR
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 654 (39.40%) Docker
2 27 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.51%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.48%) HDFS
6 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.060%) Varnish
9 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 882 (53.13%) Terraform
2 641 (38.61%) Kubernetes
3 328 (19.76%) Ansible
4 235 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
5 207 (12.47%) Puppet
6 110 (6.63%) Grafana
7 82 (4.94%) Prometheus
8 34 (2.05%) Consul
9 29 (1.75%) CFEngine
10 13 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (0.78%) Kibana
10 13 (0.78%) Rancher
11 12 (0.72%) Salt
11 12 (0.72%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.66%) Packer
13 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.60%) Nagios
14 7 (0.42%) Graphite
14 7 (0.42%) logstash
15 4 (0.24%) Istio
Vendors
1 119 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 81 (4.88%) SaltStack
3 72 (4.34%) Google
4 50 (3.01%) VMware
5 47 (2.83%) Databricks
6 40 (2.41%) Dynatrace
7 38 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.69%) New Relic
8 28 (1.69%) Splunk
9 24 (1.45%) Oracle
10 13 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.72%) AppDynamics
12 11 (0.66%) Alibaba
13 10 (0.60%) Cisco
13 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.60%) Zscaler
14 9 (0.54%) Hortonworks
14 9 (0.54%) PagerDuty
15 8 (0.48%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.48%) Cognizant