Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for an AWS Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 304 454 556
Rank change year-on-year +150 +102 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,478 1,119 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.70% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,273 1,011 708
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% -4.17%
10th Percentile £45,500 £42,500 £40,350
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +135 1,389 £70,000 +7.69% 212
London +131 1,019 £75,000 +7.14% 122
UK excluding London +75 440 £57,500 +4.55% 97
North of England -22 129 £57,500 +4.55% 37
South East +34 128 £60,000 +9.09% 23
North West +36 82 £60,000 +9.09% 25
Scotland +48 56 £46,250 -19.57% 6
Midlands +48 44 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Yorkshire -35 44 £57,500 +9.52% 10
East of England +66 39 £55,000 +10.00% 14
South West -21 28 £57,500 - 12
East Midlands +39 22 £58,750 -21.67% 2
West Midlands +38 22 £60,000 +17.65% 2
Wales +16 11 £49,500 -1.00%
Northern Ireland -1 5 £70,000 +40.00% 1
North East +5 3 £53,250 +18.33% 2

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,347 (91.14%) AWS
2 927 (62.72%) DevOps
3 884 (59.81%) Python
4 691 (46.75%) Docker
5 611 (41.34%) Linux
6 588 (39.78%) Terraform
7 571 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
8 528 (35.72%) Ansible
9 514 (34.78%) Kubernetes
10 472 (31.94%) Java
11 367 (24.83%) Puppet
12 360 (24.36%) Finance
13 355 (24.02%) Software Engineering
14 340 (23.00%) Azure
15 330 (22.33%) Jenkins
16 299 (20.23%) SQL
17 296 (20.03%) Web Services
18 271 (18.34%) Microservices
19 261 (17.66%) Bash Shell
20 254 (17.19%) Configuration Management
21 247 (16.71%) Opscode Chef
22 241 (16.31%) Infrastructure as Code
23 235 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
24 227 (15.36%) AWS CloudFormation
25 225 (15.22%) JavaScript
26 215 (14.55%) Windows
27 207 (14.01%) GCP
28 206 (13.94%) Serverless
29 180 (12.18%) Amazon S3
30 172 (11.64%) Git (software)

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 65 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (3.79%) Apache Spark
3 34 (2.30%) Apache
4 26 (1.76%) IIS
4 26 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.08%) JBoss
7 15 (1.01%) Apache Pig
8 14 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
8 14 (0.95%) Confluence
9 12 (0.81%) nginx
10 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.41%) SAS
12 5 (0.34%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.27%) Wowza Streaming Engine
14 3 (0.20%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.20%) Luigi
15 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (2.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,347 (91.14%) AWS
2 340 (23.00%) Azure
3 227 (15.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 207 (14.01%) GCP
5 206 (13.94%) Serverless
6 180 (12.18%) Amazon S3
7 171 (11.57%) AWS Lambda
8 158 (10.69%) GitHub
9 147 (9.95%) Amazon EC2
10 103 (6.97%) IaaS
10 103 (6.97%) SaaS
11 95 (6.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 94 (6.36%) Amazon ECS
13 85 (5.75%) OpenShift
14 80 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
15 72 (4.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 56 (3.79%) PaaS
17 38 (2.57%) Route 53
18 36 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
18 36 (2.44%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 102 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 67 (4.53%) Firewall
3 50 (3.38%) DNS
4 30 (2.03%) VPN
5 25 (1.69%) Network Security
6 16 (1.08%) BGP
7 15 (1.01%) HTTP
8 14 (0.95%) DHCP
8 14 (0.95%) Internet
9 9 (0.61%) WAN
10 8 (0.54%) SSH
11 7 (0.47%) SMTP
12 5 (0.34%) FTP
12 5 (0.34%) LAN
12 5 (0.34%) MQTT
12 5 (0.34%) VLAN
13 4 (0.27%) IPv4
13 4 (0.27%) IPv6
13 4 (0.27%) SSL
14 3 (0.20%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (9.74%) Big Data
2 124 (8.39%) Amazon RDS
3 98 (6.63%) MySQL
4 92 (6.22%) SQL Server
5 75 (5.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 75 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
6 73 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 54 (3.65%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 50 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 46 (3.11%) MongoDB
11 40 (2.71%) RDBMS
12 39 (2.64%) Hadoop
13 38 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (2.10%) Amazon Aurora
15 25 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
16 22 (1.49%) Apache Hive
17 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 330 (22.33%) Jenkins
2 172 (11.64%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.87%) GitLab
4 65 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 54 (3.65%) TeamCity
6 38 (2.57%) Bitbucket
7 33 (2.23%) JIRA
8 32 (2.17%) Artifactory
9 30 (2.03%) Maven
9 30 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (1.96%) CircleCI
11 25 (1.69%) Vagrant
12 20 (1.35%) Travis CI
13 18 (1.22%) Selenium
14 15 (1.01%) Codeship
15 13 (0.88%) Ant
15 13 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.81%) Gradle
17 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.54%) Hudson
General
1 360 (24.36%) Finance
2 108 (7.31%) Front Office
3 68 (4.60%) Retail
4 66 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.72%) Banking
6 54 (3.65%) Public Sector
7 46 (3.11%) Marketing
8 34 (2.30%) Law
9 31 (2.10%) Electronics
10 30 (2.03%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.96%) Games
12 23 (1.56%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.61%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Legal
15 6 (0.41%) Publishing
16 5 (0.34%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.068%) Back Office
18 1 (0.068%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (20.03%) Web Services
2 150 (10.15%) Node.js
3 120 (8.12%) React
4 116 (7.85%) AngularJS
5 90 (6.09%) Elastic Stack
6 74 (5.01%) RESTful
7 69 (4.67%) .NET
8 59 (3.99%) J2EE
9 50 (3.38%) Play Framework
9 50 (3.38%) Spring
10 47 (3.18%) Spring Boot
11 46 (3.11%) Kafka
12 44 (2.98%) Akka
13 42 (2.84%) J2SE
14 33 (2.23%) REST
15 29 (1.96%) HTML
16 28 (1.89%) CSS
17 26 (1.76%) .NET Core
18 24 (1.62%) Dropwizard
19 23 (1.56%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.44%) Public Cloud
2 104 (7.04%) Fixed Income
3 85 (5.75%) Derivative
4 62 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 56 (3.79%) Cloud Native
6 55 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 40 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (2.71%) Private Cloud
9 35 (2.37%) User Experience
10 34 (2.30%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.56%) Pricing Data
14 21 (1.42%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (1.15%) Data Structures
18 15 (1.01%) Equities
18 15 (1.01%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 611 (41.34%) Linux
2 215 (14.55%) Windows
3 122 (8.25%) Unix
4 75 (5.07%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (2.50%) CentOS
7 33 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 32 (2.17%) Android
9 29 (1.96%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
10 7 (0.47%) Debian
10 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.34%) Fedora
12 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.068%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.068%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 927 (62.72%) DevOps
2 571 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (24.02%) Software Engineering
4 271 (18.34%) Microservices
5 254 (17.19%) Configuration Management
6 241 (16.31%) Infrastructure as Code
7 235 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
8 153 (10.35%) Migration
9 151 (10.22%) Asset Management
10 143 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 140 (9.47%) Mentoring
12 137 (9.27%) Open Source
13 126 (8.53%) Analytics
13 126 (8.53%) Machine Learning
14 122 (8.25%) TDD
15 118 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
16 115 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
17 109 (7.37%) Fintech
18 105 (7.10%) Test Automation
19 101 (6.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 884 (59.81%) Python
2 472 (31.94%) Java
3 299 (20.23%) SQL
4 261 (17.66%) Bash Shell
5 225 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 171 (11.57%) C#
6 171 (11.57%) Ruby
7 159 (10.76%) Go
8 146 (9.88%) PowerShell
9 126 (8.53%) C++
10 94 (6.36%) Scala
11 69 (4.67%) Perl
12 68 (4.60%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.84%) R
14 39 (2.64%) PHP
15 24 (1.62%) C
15 24 (1.62%) TypeScript
16 12 (0.81%) Groovy
17 10 (0.68%) Clojure
18 8 (0.54%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 79 (5.35%) Degree
2 57 (3.86%) AWS Certification
3 39 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 34 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.15%) CCNA
8 12 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.74%) MCSE
9 11 (0.74%) RHCE
10 9 (0.61%) PhD
11 6 (0.41%) CCNP
12 5 (0.34%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.14%) CCDP
13 2 (0.14%) CCIE
13 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.068%) CISSP
14 1 (0.068%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.55%) QA
2 10 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.54%) SLA
4 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.20%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) NCSC
7 1 (0.068%) GDPR
7 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 691 (46.75%) Docker
2 65 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (1.08%) VirtualBox
6 13 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (0.81%) XenApp
8 10 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.54%) vSphere
11 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.34%) Squid
13 4 (0.27%) Xen
14 3 (0.20%) OpenSSH
15 2 (0.14%) HDFS
16 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.068%) KVM
16 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 588 (39.78%) Terraform
2 528 (35.72%) Ansible
3 514 (34.78%) Kubernetes
4 367 (24.83%) Puppet
5 247 (16.71%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (5.14%) Packer
7 63 (4.26%) Salt
8 52 (3.52%) Grafana
9 49 (3.32%) Prometheus
10 48 (3.25%) Nagios
11 41 (2.77%) Graphite
12 22 (1.49%) Consul
13 20 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (1.22%) Mesos
14 18 (1.22%) ZABBIX
15 17 (1.15%) CFEngine
16 14 (0.95%) Tivoli
17 13 (0.88%) Kibana
17 13 (0.88%) SCCM
18 10 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 117 (7.92%) Google
2 91 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.02%) VMware
4 87 (5.89%) Oracle
5 84 (5.68%) Bloomberg
5 84 (5.68%) Reuters
6 42 (2.84%) WorldPay
7 30 (2.03%) Atlassian
7 30 (2.03%) SAP
8 27 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.49%) Sybase
10 20 (1.35%) Citrix
11 19 (1.29%) Tableau
12 16 (1.08%) LogicMonitor
12 16 (1.08%) SaltStack
12 16 (1.08%) Sun
13 15 (1.01%) Splunk
14 14 (0.95%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.88%) New Relic
16 9 (0.61%) EnterpriseDB