Period
to 19 September 2017

The median annual salary for an AWS Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon Web Services Specialist
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1236 1299
Rank change year-on-year +70 +63 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Specialist 15 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 12
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.74% -36.11%
10th Percentile £44,320 £42,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,875 £70,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £55,000

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 169773 187120 211546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136138 157303 175314
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

AWS Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured AWS Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Specialist in the UK

AWS Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing AWS Specialist.

Salary trend for AWS Specialist in the UK

AWS Specialist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2017. 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
UK excluding London +64 15 £52,500 - 2
England +61 15 £52,500 +16.67% 3
East of England - 14 £52,500 -
South East - 1 £45,000 - 2

AWS Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, AWS Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring AWS Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
1 14 (93.33%) Advertising
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon S3
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 14 (93.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 14 (93.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) VBScript
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 8 (53.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 8 (53.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) EMC
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) NetApp
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudTrail
5 6 (40.00%) Amazon Glacier
5 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure

AWS Specialist 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 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon S3
1 14 (93.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 14 (93.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 8 (53.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (40.00%) Amazon Glacier
3 6 (40.00%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (93.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (13.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Network Virtualisation
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Server Building
4 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 10 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) EMC
3 6 (40.00%) NetApp
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix