Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +7
Permanent jobs citing AWS 21,237 8,104 16,998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.54% 16.50% 12.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.67% 41.91% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13,697 6,741 13,630
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £112,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +1.90%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 52,222 19,337 44,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.14% 39.37% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36,636 16,232 36,371
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing AWS.

Salary trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for AWS in the UK

AWS
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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 0 19,115 £70,000 +3.70% 3,279
London 0 11,069 £80,000 +6.67% 1,641
UK excluding London +4 8,437 £57,500 +4.55% 1,785
Work from Home +1 4,821 £65,000 +8.33% 668
North of England +6 2,465 £57,500 +9.52% 589
South East +7 2,329 £60,000 - 314
North West +9 1,274 £59,156 +7.56% 318
Midlands +2 1,146 £60,000 +14.29% 344
South West +1 1,124 £55,000 +1.38% 170
Yorkshire -1 927 £57,500 +9.52% 194
West Midlands +4 795 £60,000 +14.29% 233
Scotland +2 632 £55,000 +4.76% 117
East of England -5 514 £60,000 +4.35% 194
East Midlands 0 350 £55,000 - 111
North East +7 267 £50,000 +11.11% 77
Wales -16 128 £45,000 -5.26% 39
Northern Ireland -3 113 £75,000 +66.67% 18
Isle of Man -4 4 £36,250 +9.85% 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for AWS.

1 9,664 (45.51%) Azure
2 9,152 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
3 7,684 (36.18%) DevOps
4 7,523 (35.42%) Python
5 6,393 (30.10%) Docker
6 5,958 (28.05%) Software Engineering
7 5,928 (27.91%) Kubernetes
8 5,649 (26.60%) Java
9 5,648 (26.60%) JavaScript
10 5,601 (26.37%) GCP
11 4,971 (23.41%) Terraform
12 4,783 (22.52%) React
13 4,690 (22.08%) Microservices
14 4,483 (21.11%) Finance
15 4,481 (21.10%) SQL
16 4,015 (18.91%) Linux
17 3,893 (18.33%) Social Skills
18 3,863 (18.19%) Serverless
19 3,583 (16.87%) Node.js
20 3,212 (15.12%) Git (software)
21 3,076 (14.48%) Full Stack Development
22 3,022 (14.23%) Web Services
22 3,022 (14.23%) C#
23 2,919 (13.74%) Jenkins
24 2,786 (13.12%) Infrastructure as Code
25 2,731 (12.86%) TDD
26 2,642 (12.44%) .NET
27 2,631 (12.39%) TypeScript
28 2,479 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
29 2,470 (11.63%) AWS Lambda

AWS
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 1,071 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 919 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
3 779 (3.67%) Apache
4 432 (2.03%) Confluence
5 370 (1.74%) Apache Airflow
6 270 (1.27%) CMS
7 249 (1.17%) IIS
8 228 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 191 (0.90%) nginx
10 174 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 166 (0.78%) GemFire
12 153 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 140 (0.66%) WordPress
14 104 (0.49%) MS Exchange
15 89 (0.42%) GeoServer
16 79 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 73 (0.34%) Drupal
18 67 (0.32%) Jupyter
19 64 (0.30%) Apache Solr
20 61 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 173 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.14%) Sketch
6 29 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 29 (0.14%) Figma
7 19 (0.089%) InVision
7 19 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
9 10 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
9 10 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.033%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.024%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.019%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.014%) EngageOne
13 3 (0.014%) Revit
Business Applications
1 92 (0.43%) Magento
2 69 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 44 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 44 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 39 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 36 (0.17%) Shopify
6 31 (0.15%) R3 Corda
7 17 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 13 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.061%) Summit
9 13 (0.061%) Unica
10 12 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
11 10 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.047%) NetSuite
11 10 (0.047%) Primavera
12 9 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.042%) FastStats
12 9 (0.042%) Infor M3
13 5 (0.024%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9,664 (45.51%) Azure
2 5,601 (26.37%) GCP
3 3,863 (18.19%) Serverless
4 2,470 (11.63%) AWS Lambda
5 2,287 (10.77%) SaaS
6 1,672 (7.87%) Amazon S3
7 1,650 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1,438 (6.77%) GitHub
9 1,224 (5.76%) Amazon EC2
10 1,133 (5.34%) PaaS
11 871 (4.10%) Amazon ECS
12 848 (3.99%) IaaS
13 800 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
14 781 (3.68%) Microsoft 365
15 736 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
16 572 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
17 567 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
18 483 (2.27%) Power Platform
19 478 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 463 (2.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 912 (4.29%) Firewall
2 628 (2.96%) HTTP
3 537 (2.53%) DNS
4 326 (1.54%) Internet
5 325 (1.53%) VPN
6 302 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 251 (1.18%) Network Security
8 246 (1.16%) DHCP
8 246 (1.16%) WAN
9 225 (1.06%) LAN
10 161 (0.76%) SAN
11 128 (0.60%) Broadband
12 125 (0.59%) VLAN
13 111 (0.52%) SSL
14 102 (0.48%) OSPF
15 76 (0.36%) BGP
16 72 (0.34%) VoIP
16 72 (0.34%) Wireless
17 68 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (0.30%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,479 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2,142 (10.09%) NoSQL
3 1,891 (8.90%) MySQL
4 1,606 (7.56%) SQL Server
5 1,596 (7.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1,580 (7.44%) Big Data
7 1,317 (6.20%) Relational Database
8 1,285 (6.05%) MongoDB
9 1,096 (5.16%) Amazon RDS
10 1,063 (5.01%) Redis
11 887 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
12 754 (3.55%) Hadoop
13 652 (3.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 520 (2.45%) Amazon Aurora
15 489 (2.30%) Data Lake
16 427 (2.01%) Power BI
17 420 (1.98%) Tableau
18 387 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
19 341 (1.61%) RDBMS
20 319 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3,212 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 2,919 (13.74%) Jenkins
3 1,157 (5.45%) JIRA
4 1,029 (4.85%) GitLab
5 571 (2.69%) Cypress.io
6 565 (2.66%) Selenium
7 496 (2.34%) Cucumber
8 463 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 423 (1.99%) JUnit
9 423 (1.99%) webpack
10 408 (1.92%) CircleCI
11 390 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
12 379 (1.78%) Bitbucket
13 368 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 364 (1.71%) Maven
15 319 (1.50%) Gradle
16 288 (1.36%) Artifactory
17 269 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
18 262 (1.23%) SonarQube
19 256 (1.21%) Postman
General
1 4,483 (21.11%) Finance
2 3,893 (18.33%) Social Skills
3 1,286 (6.06%) Banking
4 1,070 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1,055 (4.97%) Retail
6 713 (3.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 710 (3.34%) Games
8 704 (3.31%) Public Sector
9 700 (3.30%) Marketing
10 691 (3.25%) Law
11 593 (2.79%) Front Office
12 518 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
13 337 (1.59%) Telecoms
14 324 (1.53%) Legal
15 265 (1.25%) Manufacturing
16 213 (1.00%) Advertising
17 186 (0.88%) Automotive
18 174 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
19 173 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
20 170 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5,782 (27.23%) Developer
2 3,134 (14.76%) Software Engineer
3 2,584 (12.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 1,996 (9.40%) Architect
5 1,556 (7.33%) AWS Engineer
6 1,333 (6.28%) Senior Developer
7 1,056 (4.97%) Java Developer
8 1,023 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 988 (4.65%) Data Engineer
10 908 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
11 892 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
12 726 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
13 682 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
14 673 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 667 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 666 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
17 648 (3.05%) Python Engineer
18 638 (3.00%) React Developer
19 637 (3.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 606 (2.85%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,783 (22.52%) React
2 3,583 (16.87%) Node.js
3 3,022 (14.23%) Web Services
4 2,642 (12.44%) .NET
5 2,331 (10.98%) AngularJS
6 1,954 (9.20%) CSS
7 1,939 (9.13%) Kafka
8 1,915 (9.02%) REST
9 1,748 (8.23%) HTML
10 1,618 (7.62%) Spring
11 1,397 (6.58%) RESTful
12 1,169 (5.50%) .NET Core
13 1,164 (5.48%) Vue.js
14 1,088 (5.12%) GraphQL
15 980 (4.61%) Spring Boot
16 699 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
17 691 (3.25%) Redux
18 616 (2.90%) HTML5
19 603 (2.84%) React Native
20 585 (2.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,244 (5.86%) User Experience
2 1,206 (5.68%) Public Cloud
3 1,073 (5.05%) Cloud Native
4 983 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
5 612 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 611 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 599 (2.82%) Algorithms
8 556 (2.62%) Hedge funds
9 480 (2.26%) Data Centre
10 441 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 437 (2.06%) Management Information System
12 435 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
13 428 (2.02%) Derivative
14 412 (1.94%) Data Structures
15 392 (1.85%) Virtual Team
16 358 (1.69%) Equities
16 358 (1.69%) Fixed Income
17 297 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 279 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
19 266 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4,015 (18.91%) Linux
2 1,863 (8.77%) Windows
3 961 (4.53%) Unix
4 660 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 451 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 428 (2.02%) Android
7 274 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 261 (1.23%) CentOS
9 260 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 147 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 139 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 115 (0.54%) Windows 10
13 94 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
14 78 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 61 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 49 (0.23%) Debian
18 47 (0.22%) Mesosphere
18 47 (0.22%) VMS
19 37 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,152 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7,684 (36.18%) DevOps
3 5,958 (28.05%) Software Engineering
4 4,690 (22.08%) Microservices
5 3,076 (14.48%) Full Stack Development
6 2,786 (13.12%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2,731 (12.86%) TDD
8 2,430 (11.44%) Analytics
9 2,240 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
10 2,182 (10.27%) Test Automation
11 2,179 (10.26%) Scrum
12 2,146 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
13 1,991 (9.38%) Mentoring
14 1,668 (7.85%) Computer Science
15 1,652 (7.78%) Machine Learning
16 1,592 (7.50%) Fintech
17 1,579 (7.44%) Artificial Intelligence
18 1,559 (7.34%) Data Science
19 1,308 (6.16%) Migration
20 1,290 (6.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7,523 (35.42%) Python
2 5,649 (26.60%) Java
3 5,648 (26.60%) JavaScript
4 4,481 (21.10%) SQL
5 3,022 (14.23%) C#
6 2,631 (12.39%) TypeScript
7 1,598 (7.52%) Go
8 1,343 (6.32%) Bash Shell
9 1,326 (6.24%) PowerShell
10 1,231 (5.80%) PHP
11 1,144 (5.39%) Scala
12 1,017 (4.79%) Ruby
13 721 (3.40%) Kotlin
14 688 (3.24%) C++
15 405 (1.91%) Shell Script
16 397 (1.87%) C
17 387 (1.82%) ES6
18 385 (1.81%) Java 8
19 350 (1.65%) R
20 348 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,058 (9.69%) Degree
2 1,109 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 807 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 658 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 524 (2.47%) AWS Certification
6 232 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 199 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 196 (0.92%) OCP
9 192 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 183 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 160 (0.75%) CISSP
12 117 (0.55%) CCNA
13 104 (0.49%) MCSE
14 97 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
15 93 (0.44%) DV Cleared
15 93 (0.44%) MCSA
16 91 (0.43%) CCNP
17 86 (0.40%) CISM
17 86 (0.40%) PhD
18 63 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,375 (6.47%) QA
2 367 (1.73%) GDPR
3 344 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 248 (1.17%) Accessibility
5 243 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 235 (1.11%) SLA
7 145 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 113 (0.53%) NIST
9 71 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 56 (0.26%) PSD2
11 54 (0.25%) GRC
12 33 (0.16%) COBIT
12 33 (0.16%) GxP
13 31 (0.15%) WCAG
14 25 (0.12%) NCSC
15 23 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 22 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 20 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 20 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (0.075%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6,393 (30.10%) Docker
2 875 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 747 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 297 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 177 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 143 (0.67%) HDFS
7 119 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 110 (0.52%) vSphere
9 56 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 44 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 34 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (0.15%) XenApp
13 31 (0.15%) Firmware
14 30 (0.14%) ISA Server
15 29 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 27 (0.13%) KVM
16 27 (0.13%) NDS
16 27 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 27 (0.13%) NFS
17 24 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5,928 (27.91%) Kubernetes
2 4,971 (23.41%) Terraform
3 2,402 (11.31%) Ansible
4 1,320 (6.22%) Puppet
5 1,117 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 719 (3.39%) Grafana
7 678 (3.19%) Prometheus
8 212 (1.00%) Kibana
9 208 (0.98%) Packer
10 205 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
11 166 (0.78%) SCCM
12 158 (0.74%) Istio
13 148 (0.70%) Consul
14 140 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
15 135 (0.64%) Graphite
16 127 (0.60%) Nagios
17 98 (0.46%) logstash
18 97 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
19 89 (0.42%) Salt
20 86 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,448 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 2,421 (11.40%) Google
3 1,218 (5.74%) Oracle
4 1,127 (5.31%) VMware
5 432 (2.03%) Cisco
6 370 (1.74%) Splunk
7 344 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 332 (1.56%) IBM
9 317 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 276 (1.30%) SAP
11 245 (1.15%) Citrix
12 214 (1.01%) Databricks
13 200 (0.94%) Atlassian
14 190 (0.89%) Okta
15 163 (0.77%) Informatica
16 162 (0.76%) Talend
17 160 (0.75%) Samsung
18 157 (0.74%) New Relic
19 144 (0.68%) Adobe
20 135 (0.64%) Apple