Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 20 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +35
Permanent jobs citing AWS 16,688 16,046 12,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 9.84% 6.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.78% 38.87% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,422 12,857 10,367
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,559 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.92% +5.00% -

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 44,173 41,279 35,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.46% 25.31% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 36,045 33,193 29,309
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +8 15,685 £65,000 +4.00% 2,884
London +6 8,862 £75,000 +7.14% 1,387
UK excluding London +3 7,444 £54,559 +3.92% 1,689
South East +12 2,142 £57,500 +4.55% 363
North of England +6 1,932 £54,486 +7.89% 516
North West +7 1,108 £55,000 - 297
Midlands +10 1,087 £52,500 -4.55% 245
South West -5 804 £52,500 - 128
East of England +6 770 £55,000 - 247
Yorkshire +5 698 £50,000 - 159
West Midlands +6 646 £52,500 -4.55% 145
Scotland +10 501 £50,000 - 126
East Midlands +15 435 £52,500 - 99
Wales -10 169 £45,000 -5.26% 48
North East +6 127 £49,500 +10.00% 60
Northern Ireland +11 64 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Channel Islands +11 1 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 8,228 (49.30%) Azure
2 6,892 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 5,649 (33.85%) DevOps
4 5,273 (31.60%) Python
5 4,674 (28.01%) Java
6 4,513 (27.04%) Docker
7 3,958 (23.72%) Linux
8 3,567 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 3,505 (21.00%) Finance
10 3,381 (20.26%) Kubernetes
11 3,366 (20.17%) SQL
12 3,228 (19.34%) GCP
13 3,086 (18.49%) Microservices
14 3,076 (18.43%) Software Engineering
15 2,776 (16.63%) C#
16 2,724 (16.32%) Web Services
17 2,656 (15.92%) Windows
18 2,570 (15.40%) Terraform
19 2,539 (15.21%) Microsoft
20 2,514 (15.06%) .NET
21 2,339 (14.02%) Ansible
22 2,249 (13.48%) Jenkins
23 2,179 (13.06%) Google
24 2,150 (12.88%) Git (software)
25 1,920 (11.51%) TDD
26 1,843 (11.04%) SQL Server
27 1,794 (10.75%) Scrum
28 1,792 (10.74%) Node.js
29 1,710 (10.25%) Puppet
30 1,700 (10.19%) Continuous Integration

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
1 802 (4.81%) Apache Spark
2 657 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 497 (2.98%) Confluence
4 401 (2.40%) Apache
5 299 (1.79%) IIS
6 274 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 244 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 215 (1.29%) nginx
8 215 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 184 (1.10%) CMS
10 176 (1.05%) MS Exchange
11 165 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 124 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 114 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
14 112 (0.67%) Skype for Business
15 98 (0.59%) JBoss
16 71 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 67 (0.40%) WordPress
18 66 (0.40%) Apache Solr
18 66 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 173 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 22 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.042%) SPSS
10 6 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.036%) Gliffy
11 5 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.030%) InDesign
11 5 (0.030%) Maya
11 5 (0.030%) MODO
11 5 (0.030%) NUKE
11 5 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.024%) HipChat
13 3 (0.018%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 104 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
2 79 (0.47%) Magento
3 60 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
4 55 (0.33%) PolarLake
5 45 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 43 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
7 42 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
8 38 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 36 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
10 27 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 27 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 19 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
12 16 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 13 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
14 12 (0.072%) Adobe Campaign
15 10 (0.060%) assyst
15 10 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
16 9 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
17 7 (0.042%) HFM
17 7 (0.042%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 8,228 (49.30%) Azure
2 3,228 (19.34%) GCP
3 1,623 (9.73%) Serverless
4 1,223 (7.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1,223 (7.33%) SaaS
5 1,120 (6.71%) Amazon S3
6 1,094 (6.56%) Office 365
7 1,056 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
8 995 (5.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 832 (4.99%) PaaS
10 750 (4.49%) IaaS
11 632 (3.79%) GitHub
12 585 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
13 523 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
14 475 (2.85%) Amazon SQS
15 424 (2.54%) OpenShift
16 319 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 289 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 270 (1.62%) Power Platform
19 259 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 1,141 (6.84%) Firewall
2 566 (3.39%) DNS
3 538 (3.22%) TCP/IP
4 443 (2.65%) WAN
5 429 (2.57%) Internet
6 425 (2.55%) VPN
7 401 (2.40%) LAN
8 336 (2.01%) Network Security
9 333 (2.00%) HTTP
10 307 (1.84%) DHCP
11 267 (1.60%) SAN
12 202 (1.21%) VoIP
13 166 (0.99%) MPLS
13 166 (0.99%) Wireless
14 137 (0.82%) Skype
15 132 (0.79%) BGP
16 120 (0.72%) SSL
17 116 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
18 110 (0.66%) VLAN
19 98 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,843 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 1,286 (7.71%) Big Data
3 1,223 (7.33%) NoSQL
4 1,204 (7.21%) MySQL
5 1,109 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
6 824 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
7 798 (4.78%) MongoDB
8 734 (4.40%) Hadoop
9 708 (4.24%) Relational Database
10 693 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 602 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
12 501 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
13 353 (2.12%) Redis
14 351 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 310 (1.86%) RDBMS
16 308 (1.85%) Amazon Athena
17 292 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 264 (1.58%) Power BI
19 254 (1.52%) BigQuery
20 247 (1.48%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 2,249 (13.48%) Jenkins
2 2,150 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 1,122 (6.72%) JIRA
4 534 (3.20%) Maven
5 485 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 475 (2.85%) Selenium
7 419 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 419 (2.51%) GitLab
8 394 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 391 (2.34%) Bitbucket
10 272 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 272 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 262 (1.57%) Subversion
12 259 (1.55%) Artifactory
13 219 (1.31%) JUnit
14 201 (1.20%) Gradle
15 165 (0.99%) Visual Studio
16 164 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
17 155 (0.93%) webpack
18 149 (0.89%) RStudio
General
1 3,505 (21.00%) Finance
2 1,067 (6.39%) Banking
3 879 (5.27%) Retail
4 731 (4.38%) Front Office
5 570 (3.42%) Public Sector
6 528 (3.16%) Marketing
7 348 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 264 (1.58%) Games
9 241 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 217 (1.30%) Law
11 181 (1.08%) Advertising
12 134 (0.80%) Electronics
13 116 (0.70%) Legal
14 102 (0.61%) Automotive
15 98 (0.59%) Back Office
15 98 (0.59%) Investment Banking
16 93 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 56 (0.34%) Billing
18 54 (0.32%) Publishing
19 50 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,777 (28.63%) Developer
2 2,114 (12.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,937 (11.61%) Architect
4 1,315 (7.88%) Software Engineer
5 1,269 (7.60%) AWS Engineer
6 1,232 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 1,157 (6.93%) Java Developer
8 996 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 849 (5.09%) .NET Developer
10 775 (4.64%) Consultant
11 674 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
12 658 (3.94%) Data Engineer
13 638 (3.82%) C# Developer
14 575 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
15 556 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 527 (3.16%) Python Developer
17 523 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
18 512 (3.07%) AWS Developer
19 501 (3.00%) Software Developer
20 500 (3.00%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,724 (16.32%) Web Services
2 2,514 (15.06%) .NET
3 1,792 (10.74%) Node.js
4 1,606 (9.62%) HTML
5 1,598 (9.58%) React
6 1,525 (9.14%) CSS
7 1,509 (9.04%) AngularJS
8 1,160 (6.95%) REST
9 1,028 (6.16%) Spring
10 920 (5.51%) RESTful
11 829 (4.97%) ASP.NET
12 828 (4.96%) Kafka
13 798 (4.78%) .NET Core
14 584 (3.50%) J2EE
15 570 (3.42%) Spring Boot
16 564 (3.38%) JSON
17 562 (3.37%) HTML5
18 470 (2.82%) .NET Framework
19 445 (2.67%) Vue.js
20 417 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,155 (6.92%) Public Cloud
2 919 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 890 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 853 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 653 (3.91%) Cloud Native
6 580 (3.48%) Fixed Income
7 556 (3.33%) User Experience
8 466 (2.79%) Derivative
9 444 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 438 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
11 426 (2.55%) Algorithms
12 414 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
13 389 (2.33%) Equities
14 369 (2.21%) Mobile App
15 319 (1.91%) Hedge funds
16 297 (1.78%) Private Cloud
17 264 (1.58%) Data Structures
18 260 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 251 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
20 250 (1.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3,958 (23.72%) Linux
2 2,656 (15.92%) Windows
3 1,093 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 863 (5.17%) Unix
5 375 (2.25%) Android
6 333 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 286 (1.71%) CentOS
8 262 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 259 (1.55%) Windows 10
10 241 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 224 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 216 (1.29%) Ubuntu
13 148 (0.89%) Windows 7
14 111 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 101 (0.61%) Debian
16 57 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 53 (0.32%) Windows 8
18 48 (0.29%) VMS
19 35 (0.21%) Mesosphere
19 35 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,892 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 5,649 (33.85%) DevOps
3 3,086 (18.49%) Microservices
4 3,076 (18.43%) Software Engineering
5 1,920 (11.51%) TDD
6 1,794 (10.75%) Scrum
7 1,700 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
7 1,700 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
8 1,593 (9.55%) Analytics
9 1,457 (8.73%) Test Automation
10 1,437 (8.61%) Mentoring
11 1,255 (7.52%) Migration
12 1,233 (7.39%) Machine Learning
13 1,149 (6.89%) Infrastructure as Code
14 1,112 (6.66%) Open Source
15 1,101 (6.60%) Configuration Management
16 1,092 (6.54%) Fintech
17 1,087 (6.51%) Computer Science
18 995 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
19 970 (5.81%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5,273 (31.60%) Python
2 4,674 (28.01%) Java
3 3,567 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 3,366 (20.17%) SQL
5 2,776 (16.63%) C#
6 1,287 (7.71%) Bash Shell
7 1,281 (7.68%) PowerShell
8 983 (5.89%) Ruby
9 906 (5.43%) Go
10 822 (4.93%) PHP
11 795 (4.76%) Scala
12 650 (3.90%) C++
13 621 (3.72%) TypeScript
14 604 (3.62%) R
15 538 (3.22%) Java 8
16 405 (2.43%) C
17 356 (2.13%) Shell Script
18 302 (1.81%) Perl
19 278 (1.67%) T-SQL
20 277 (1.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,552 (9.30%) Degree
2 549 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 432 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
4 397 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 363 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 360 (2.16%) AWS Certification
7 258 (1.55%) CCNA
8 257 (1.54%) CISSP
9 249 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 238 (1.43%) CCNP
11 232 (1.39%) MCSE
12 128 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 124 (0.74%) MCSA
14 114 (0.68%) CISM
15 92 (0.55%) PhD
16 91 (0.55%) Master's Degree
17 82 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
18 72 (0.43%) GIAC
19 70 (0.42%) SANS
20 65 (0.39%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 670 (4.01%) QA
2 278 (1.67%) SLA
3 202 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 177 (1.06%) GDPR
5 138 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 122 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 94 (0.56%) NIST
8 41 (0.25%) COBIT
9 38 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 26 (0.16%) PMO
11 13 (0.078%) NCSC
12 11 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.042%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.042%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.042%) MiFID
14 7 (0.042%) PSD2
15 6 (0.036%) EMIR
15 6 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4,513 (27.04%) Docker
2 1,141 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 1,005 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 659 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 207 (1.24%) vSphere
6 157 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 147 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 146 (0.87%) XenApp
9 90 (0.54%) HDFS
10 88 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 75 (0.45%) VirtualBox
12 73 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 62 (0.37%) vCloud
14 54 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
15 46 (0.28%) Xen
16 34 (0.20%) Varnish
17 31 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 30 (0.18%) KVM
19 29 (0.17%) Firmware
20 26 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3,381 (20.26%) Kubernetes
2 2,570 (15.40%) Terraform
3 2,339 (14.02%) Ansible
4 1,710 (10.25%) Puppet
5 1,290 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
6 302 (1.81%) SCCM
7 286 (1.71%) Packer
8 255 (1.53%) Prometheus
9 240 (1.44%) Grafana
10 206 (1.23%) Nagios
11 187 (1.12%) Consul
12 180 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
13 176 (1.05%) Salt
14 161 (0.96%) Kibana
15 130 (0.78%) Rancher
16 120 (0.72%) ZABBIX
17 118 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
18 106 (0.64%) Mesos
19 103 (0.62%) Graphite
20 91 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2,539 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 2,179 (13.06%) Google
3 1,590 (9.53%) VMware
4 954 (5.72%) Oracle
5 780 (4.67%) Cisco
6 477 (2.86%) Citrix
7 354 (2.12%) Splunk
8 350 (2.10%) IBM
9 343 (2.06%) SAP
10 306 (1.83%) Tableau
11 273 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 272 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 213 (1.28%) HP
14 207 (1.24%) Dell
15 195 (1.17%) Atlassian
15 195 (1.17%) Bloomberg
16 193 (1.16%) Veeam
17 178 (1.07%) ServiceNow
18 172 (1.03%) Informatica
19 167 (1.00%) Meraki