Period
to 24 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cloud Computing
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 305 327
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 +43
Permanent jobs citing Cloud Computing 706 1,276 1,482
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.04% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.36% 3.05% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 634 1,072 1,164
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +9.52%

Cloud Computing 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 29,965 41,855 39,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.59% 34.11% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 25,096 34,521 32,324
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing.

Salary trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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 -9 637 £60,000 -4.00% 133
UK excluding London +47 385 £55,000 +10.00% 85
London -7 277 £70,000 - 58
Work from Home -60 119 £60,000 -4.00% 33
South East +74 110 £60,000 - 21
North of England +35 90 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North West +61 61 £55,114 +10.23% 9
East of England +69 52 £57,500 - 13
Midlands +40 52 £46,250 -15.91% 8
South West +4 51 £45,000 +2.86% 17
West Midlands +43 42 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Scotland +30 31 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Yorkshire -9 15 £33,750 -8.93% 4
North East +26 14 £50,000 -2.44% 2
East Midlands +32 9 £36,500 -14.12% 3
Wales +23 2 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 Cloud Computing.

1 340 (48.16%) AWS
2 323 (45.75%) Azure
3 267 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (26.35%) DevOps
5 185 (26.20%) Python
6 166 (23.51%) Software Engineering
7 157 (22.24%) SQL
8 131 (18.56%) Java
9 129 (18.27%) Microsoft
10 126 (17.85%) JavaScript
11 123 (17.42%) Linux
12 121 (17.14%) Docker
13 115 (16.29%) Microservices
14 113 (16.01%) Finance
15 111 (15.72%) Kubernetes
16 107 (15.16%) C#
17 100 (14.16%) .NET
17 100 (14.16%) Degree
18 90 (12.75%) GCP
19 87 (12.32%) Git (software)
20 84 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
21 83 (11.76%) Windows
22 82 (11.61%) SaaS
23 76 (10.76%) REST
23 76 (10.76%) PowerShell
24 72 (10.20%) VMware
25 71 (10.06%) CSS
25 71 (10.06%) IaaS
26 70 (9.92%) PaaS
27 69 (9.77%) Continuous Integration

Cloud Computing
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 31 (4.39%) IIS
2 30 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.84%) Apache
7 12 (1.70%) Confluence
7 12 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.99%) SAS
10 6 (0.85%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.42%) CMS
13 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
14 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.85%) SAP GTS
4 5 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.57%) Odoo
6 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.42%) Lawson
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.42%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.14%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 340 (48.16%) AWS
2 323 (45.75%) Azure
3 90 (12.75%) GCP
4 82 (11.61%) SaaS
5 71 (10.06%) IaaS
6 70 (9.92%) PaaS
7 66 (9.35%) Microsoft 365
8 28 (3.97%) Serverless
9 26 (3.68%) Amazon S3
10 25 (3.54%) Power Platform
11 22 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (3.12%) IBM Cloud
12 19 (2.69%) BPaaS
12 19 (2.69%) GitHub
13 16 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (1.70%) Amazon EKS
15 12 (1.70%) Amazon SageMaker
15 12 (1.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.51%) Firewall
2 34 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 30 (4.25%) Internet
4 27 (3.82%) VPN
5 25 (3.54%) DNS
6 19 (2.69%) WAAS
6 19 (2.69%) WAN
7 18 (2.55%) Network Security
8 17 (2.41%) LAN
9 14 (1.98%) Skype
10 13 (1.84%) Unified Communications
11 11 (1.56%) H.323
12 10 (1.42%) BGP
12 10 (1.42%) SAN
12 10 (1.42%) SSL
13 9 (1.27%) DHCP
13 9 (1.27%) MPLS
13 9 (1.27%) Wireless
14 8 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 60 (8.50%) NoSQL
4 58 (8.22%) Big Data
5 54 (7.65%) MySQL
6 25 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.54%) OLTP
7 24 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 24 (3.40%) Power BI
8 23 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.27%) BigQuery
12 16 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.70%) DB2
16 11 (1.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 87 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 39 (5.52%) GitLab
4 30 (4.25%) JIRA
5 25 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.98%) Selenium
8 10 (1.42%) GoCD
9 9 (1.27%) NUnit
10 8 (1.13%) Subversion
11 6 (0.85%) Cypress.io
12 5 (0.71%) Maven
12 5 (0.71%) Moq
12 5 (0.71%) MSTest
13 4 (0.57%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.57%) Gatling
13 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.57%) The Grinder
13 4 (0.57%) Xdebug
General
1 113 (16.01%) Finance
2 51 (7.22%) Public Sector
3 40 (5.67%) Law
4 33 (4.67%) Banking
5 32 (4.53%) Marketing
6 31 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.69%) Private Banking
8 17 (2.41%) Legal
9 12 (1.70%) Publishing
10 10 (1.42%) Electronics
10 10 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.27%) Games
12 6 (0.85%) Automotive
12 6 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.85%) Housing Association
12 6 (0.85%) Retail
13 4 (0.57%) Local Government
14 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Back Office
15 2 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (15.44%) Developer
2 88 (12.46%) Software Engineer
3 85 (12.04%) Architect
4 46 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 44 (6.23%) Analyst
6 41 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 41 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
8 33 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.97%) Applications Engineer
9 28 (3.97%) Support Engineer
10 26 (3.68%) Consultant
11 25 (3.54%) Applications Support
11 25 (3.54%) Python Engineer
12 24 (3.40%) Security Analyst
13 23 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (3.26%) Cloud Developer
13 23 (3.26%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.12%) Java Developer
14 22 (3.12%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.16%) .NET
2 76 (10.76%) REST
3 71 (10.06%) CSS
4 56 (7.93%) React
5 55 (7.79%) Web Services
6 54 (7.65%) HTML
7 53 (7.51%) Node.js
8 51 (7.22%) AngularJS
9 50 (7.08%) Spring
10 43 (6.09%) ASP.NET
11 41 (5.81%) .NET Core
12 37 (5.24%) Spring Boot
13 33 (4.67%) XML
14 29 (4.11%) SOAP
15 28 (3.97%) Kafka
16 23 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (3.12%) jQuery
18 19 (2.69%) RESTful
19 18 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
19 18 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 39 (5.52%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (4.11%) User Experience
7 25 (3.54%) Algorithms
8 18 (2.55%) CMDB
9 16 (2.27%) Public Cloud
10 15 (2.12%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.84%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
13 11 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.42%) Internet of Things
14 10 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 8 (1.13%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (17.42%) Linux
2 83 (11.76%) Windows
3 37 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.26%) CentOS
6 18 (2.55%) Unix
7 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.85%) Debian
12 6 (0.85%) SUSE
12 6 (0.85%) VMS
13 5 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.57%) Android
15 3 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.42%) Solaris
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (26.35%) DevOps
3 166 (23.51%) Software Engineering
4 115 (16.29%) Microservices
5 84 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (9.49%) ITIL
8 66 (9.35%) Computer Science
8 66 (9.35%) Configuration Management
9 62 (8.78%) High Availability
9 62 (8.78%) Scrum
10 59 (8.36%) Open Source
11 58 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 56 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (7.51%) Artificial Intelligence
14 52 (7.37%) TDD
15 51 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
16 47 (6.66%) SDLC
17 46 (6.52%) Machine Learning
18 45 (6.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 185 (26.20%) Python
2 157 (22.24%) SQL
3 131 (18.56%) Java
4 126 (17.85%) JavaScript
5 107 (15.16%) C#
6 76 (10.76%) PowerShell
7 68 (9.63%) Go
8 45 (6.37%) Bash Shell
9 32 (4.53%) PHP
10 30 (4.25%) Ruby
11 28 (3.97%) C++
12 25 (3.54%) R
13 21 (2.97%) Java 8
13 21 (2.97%) TypeScript
14 19 (2.69%) C
14 19 (2.69%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.27%) Scala
16 8 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (1.13%) ES6
17 5 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 100 (14.16%) Degree
2 57 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 43 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (4.11%) CISSP
6 26 (3.68%) CISM
6 26 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (3.40%) CISA
8 22 (3.12%) AWS Certification
9 20 (2.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 17 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.41%) Master's Degree
11 13 (1.84%) MCSE
12 10 (1.42%) CCNP
13 8 (1.13%) ACCA
13 8 (1.13%) MCITP
13 8 (1.13%) MCTS
14 7 (0.99%) CCIE
15 6 (0.85%) CCNA
15 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.38%) QA
2 36 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (4.11%) HIPAA
4 19 (2.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 19 (2.69%) ITGC
5 13 (1.84%) SLA
6 12 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.56%) COBIT
8 7 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.99%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.71%) GDPR
10 4 (0.57%) NIST
11 3 (0.42%) COSO
11 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.28%) NCSC
13 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 121 (17.14%) Docker
2 61 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.37%) Active Directory
4 34 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.84%) KVM
5 13 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.71%) Firmware
6 5 (0.71%) Xen
7 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.57%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.42%) XenApp
8 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Ceph
10 1 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 111 (15.72%) Kubernetes
2 63 (8.92%) Terraform
3 43 (6.09%) Ansible
4 24 (3.40%) Puppet
5 23 (3.26%) Prometheus
6 22 (3.12%) Grafana
7 14 (1.98%) Graphite
8 12 (1.70%) SCCM
9 10 (1.42%) Rancher
9 10 (1.42%) Rundeck
10 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.85%) Consul
12 6 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.85%) Packer
13 5 (0.71%) Kibana
14 4 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 129 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 72 (10.20%) VMware
3 62 (8.78%) Google
4 53 (7.51%) Oracle
5 38 (5.38%) IBM
6 20 (2.83%) Cisco
7 18 (2.55%) SAP
8 14 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.84%) Citrix
10 11 (1.56%) CA
11 10 (1.42%) HP
11 10 (1.42%) JD Edwards
11 10 (1.42%) Remedy
11 10 (1.42%) Splunk
12 9 (1.27%) F5
12 9 (1.27%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.13%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.99%) CyberArk
14 7 (0.99%) Siebel