Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 414 519
Rank change year-on-year +106 +105 +86
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,377 1,175 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.77% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,043 815
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,375 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%

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 127,118 152,345 172,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.88% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 101,804 122,402 138,872
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 16 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 8 December 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 +109 1,315 £70,000 +7.69% 247
London +116 949 £77,500 +6.90% 141
UK excluding London +55 415 £57,500 +4.55% 119
North of England +18 155 £57,500 +4.55% 45
South East +15 103 £61,500 +10.81% 23
North West +51 95 £60,000 +9.09% 21
Yorkshire -10 54 £55,000 +2.33% 22
East of England +50 47 £60,000 - 23
Scotland +27 40 £41,500 -24.55% 12
Midlands +32 35 £60,000 +14.29% 5
South West +11 20 £52,500 +5.00% 10
West Midlands +26 18 £57,500 +15.00% 5
East Midlands +21 17 £70,000 -6.67%
Wales - 14 £50,000 - 1
North East +7 6 £45,000 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1,228 (89.18%) AWS
2 825 (59.91%) DevOps
3 738 (53.59%) Python
4 552 (40.09%) Docker
5 550 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
6 504 (36.60%) Terraform
7 467 (33.91%) Linux
8 448 (32.53%) Java
9 420 (30.50%) Ansible
10 417 (30.28%) Kubernetes
11 392 (28.47%) Software Engineering
12 379 (27.52%) Finance
13 338 (24.55%) Microservices
14 330 (23.97%) SQL
15 319 (23.17%) Web Services
16 313 (22.73%) Azure
17 276 (20.04%) Jenkins
18 259 (18.81%) Puppet
19 234 (16.99%) Infrastructure as Code
20 231 (16.78%) AWS CloudFormation
21 220 (15.98%) Serverless
22 199 (14.45%) Bash Shell
23 195 (14.16%) Amazon S3
24 194 (14.09%) JavaScript
25 193 (14.02%) AWS Lambda
26 184 (13.36%) Asset Management
27 182 (13.22%) Windows
28 181 (13.14%) Amazon EC2
29 178 (12.93%) Configuration Management
30 177 (12.85%) Opscode Chef

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 34 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 33 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (1.96%) Apache
4 25 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.67%) Confluence
6 20 (1.45%) JBoss
7 14 (1.02%) IIS
7 14 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 13 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (0.94%) nginx
9 9 (0.65%) Jetty
9 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.36%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.29%) Wowza Streaming Engine
12 3 (0.22%) Luigi
13 2 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.15%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.15%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 36 (2.61%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.073%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1,228 (89.18%) AWS
2 313 (22.73%) Azure
3 231 (16.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 220 (15.98%) Serverless
5 195 (14.16%) Amazon S3
6 193 (14.02%) AWS Lambda
7 181 (13.14%) Amazon EC2
8 163 (11.84%) GCP
9 140 (10.17%) Amazon ECS
10 111 (8.06%) OpenShift
11 107 (7.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 102 (7.41%) GitHub
13 97 (7.04%) Amazon SQS
14 83 (6.03%) SaaS
15 74 (5.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 67 (4.87%) IaaS
17 48 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
18 43 (3.12%) AWS Fargate
19 35 (2.54%) PaaS
20 34 (2.47%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 69 (5.01%) Firewall
3 37 (2.69%) DNS
4 23 (1.67%) BGP
5 22 (1.60%) Network Security
5 22 (1.60%) VPN
6 15 (1.09%) OSPF
7 11 (0.80%) DHCP
8 9 (0.65%) HTTP
8 9 (0.65%) SSH
9 8 (0.58%) Internet
10 7 (0.51%) SMTP
11 6 (0.44%) FTP
11 6 (0.44%) MQTT
11 6 (0.44%) SSL
11 6 (0.44%) WAN
12 4 (0.29%) VLAN
13 3 (0.22%) DMZ
13 3 (0.22%) IPv4
13 3 (0.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.59%) Amazon RDS
2 125 (9.08%) MySQL
3 115 (8.35%) Big Data
4 109 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (7.84%) NoSQL
6 104 (7.55%) SQL Server
7 89 (6.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 87 (6.32%) Relational Database
9 76 (5.52%) Amazon Aurora
10 75 (5.45%) RDBMS
11 57 (4.14%) Amazon Redshift
12 47 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (2.18%) Hadoop
15 26 (1.89%) MongoDB
16 20 (1.45%) Redis
17 17 (1.23%) Amazon Athena
18 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 276 (20.04%) Jenkins
2 138 (10.02%) Git (software)
3 90 (6.54%) GitLab
4 77 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 58 (4.21%) JIRA
6 50 (3.63%) Artifactory
7 42 (3.05%) Bitbucket
8 29 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.89%) CircleCI
10 20 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (1.38%) Selenium
12 18 (1.31%) JMeter
12 18 (1.31%) Vagrant
13 13 (0.94%) GoCD
13 13 (0.94%) Travis CI
14 12 (0.87%) Subversion
15 11 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (0.65%) Maven
16 9 (0.65%) Spinnaker
17 8 (0.58%) Cucumber
General
1 379 (27.52%) Finance
2 118 (8.57%) Front Office
3 106 (7.70%) Banking
4 78 (5.66%) Retail
5 51 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 44 (3.20%) Public Sector
7 32 (2.32%) Marketing
8 29 (2.11%) Electronics
8 29 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.96%) Games
10 20 (1.45%) Law
11 13 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.44%) Advertising
13 6 (0.44%) Legal
14 5 (0.36%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (23.17%) Web Services
2 131 (9.51%) Node.js
3 104 (7.55%) J2EE
4 93 (6.75%) React
5 87 (6.32%) J2SE
6 78 (5.66%) AngularJS
7 76 (5.52%) Spring
8 71 (5.16%) Elastic Stack
9 70 (5.08%) Dropwizard
10 64 (4.65%) .NET
11 63 (4.58%) RESTful
12 62 (4.50%) gRPC
13 47 (3.41%) Play Framework
14 44 (3.20%) Spring Boot
15 35 (2.54%) Akka
16 34 (2.47%) JSON
16 34 (2.47%) REST
17 32 (2.32%) Lambda Expressions
18 26 (1.89%) CSS
18 26 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.42%) Fixed Income
2 96 (6.97%) Public Cloud
3 82 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
4 62 (4.50%) Pricing Data
5 57 (4.14%) Derivative
6 52 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 46 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 45 (3.27%) Cloud Native
9 43 (3.12%) Equities
9 43 (3.12%) Private Cloud
10 42 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
11 37 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (2.11%) Data Centre
13 28 (2.03%) Reference Data
13 28 (2.03%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
16 20 (1.45%) Hedge funds
17 19 (1.38%) Algorithms
18 17 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 467 (33.91%) Linux
2 182 (13.22%) Windows
3 61 (4.43%) Unix
4 56 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (3.49%) Windows Server
6 47 (3.41%) CentOS
7 23 (1.67%) Android
7 23 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.60%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.65%) Debian
11 8 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.29%) zOS
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.073%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (59.91%) DevOps
2 550 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (28.47%) Software Engineering
4 338 (24.55%) Microservices
5 234 (16.99%) Infrastructure as Code
6 184 (13.36%) Asset Management
7 178 (12.93%) Configuration Management
8 157 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
9 123 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 114 (8.28%) Migration
11 113 (8.21%) TDD
12 108 (7.84%) Open Source
13 104 (7.55%) Analytics
14 101 (7.33%) Fintech
15 94 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
16 92 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
16 92 (6.68%) Test Automation
17 89 (6.46%) Scrum
18 87 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
19 85 (6.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 738 (53.59%) Python
2 448 (32.53%) Java
3 330 (23.97%) SQL
4 199 (14.45%) Bash Shell
5 194 (14.09%) JavaScript
6 136 (9.88%) C#
7 135 (9.80%) PowerShell
8 134 (9.73%) Ruby
9 110 (7.99%) Go
10 89 (6.46%) Scala
11 72 (5.23%) R
12 67 (4.87%) C++
13 43 (3.12%) Perl
13 43 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.96%) PHP
15 24 (1.74%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.45%) C
17 12 (0.87%) Java 8
17 12 (0.87%) Kotlin
18 6 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 66 (4.79%) Degree
2 46 (3.34%) AWS Certification
3 30 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 28 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.65%) CISSP
8 8 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (0.36%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.29%) RHCE
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.15%) CCNA
12 2 (0.15%) MCSE
13 1 (0.073%) CISA
13 1 (0.073%) CISM
13 1 (0.073%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.073%) MCSA
13 1 (0.073%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.073%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.50%) QA
2 12 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.65%) GDPR
3 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.58%) ISO 31000
5 7 (0.51%) SLA
6 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 552 (40.09%) Docker
2 60 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 36 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.38%) XenApp
6 13 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.44%) OpenSSH
11 6 (0.44%) Xen
12 5 (0.36%) vSphere
13 1 (0.073%) HDFS
13 1 (0.073%) KVM
Systems Management
1 504 (36.60%) Terraform
2 420 (30.50%) Ansible
3 417 (30.28%) Kubernetes
4 259 (18.81%) Puppet
5 177 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
6 73 (5.30%) Packer
7 54 (3.92%) Prometheus
8 49 (3.56%) Grafana
9 41 (2.98%) Nagios
10 37 (2.69%) Salt
11 35 (2.54%) Graphite
12 30 (2.18%) Consul
13 28 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
14 17 (1.23%) Tivoli
15 16 (1.16%) SCCM
15 16 (1.16%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.02%) SCOM
17 12 (0.87%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.87%) SCVMM
18 11 (0.80%) Rancher
Vendors
1 95 (6.90%) Oracle
2 87 (6.32%) Google
3 83 (6.03%) Microsoft
4 64 (4.65%) VMware
5 60 (4.36%) Sybase
6 43 (3.12%) Bloomberg
7 42 (3.05%) Reuters
8 36 (2.61%) WorldPay
9 30 (2.18%) SAP
10 27 (1.96%) Citrix
11 26 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.38%) Cisco
13 17 (1.23%) Tableau
14 16 (1.16%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.16%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.16%) Splunk
15 12 (0.87%) Apple
15 12 (0.87%) HP
15 12 (0.87%) Teradata
16 11 (0.80%) Sun