Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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

Cloud Engineer
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 404 458
Rank change year-on-year +113 +54 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,465 1,208 1,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,162 1,009 929
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £39,750 £37,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -4.76%

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 127,118 152,345 172,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.88% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 101,804 122,402 138,872
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £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% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 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 +125 1,370 £60,000 - 253
UK excluding London +105 741 £55,000 +1.85% 155
London +105 678 £67,500 -3.57% 116
South East +53 215 £60,000 +4.35% 26
North of England +49 174 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Midlands +126 144 £55,000 +10.00% 25
North West +97 130 £55,000 +10.00% 18
West Midlands +89 92 £50,000 - 18
South West +45 87 £55,000 +10.00% 12
East of England +38 59 £55,000 - 32
East Midlands +54 52 £66,250 +20.45% 7
Scotland +34 48 £41,000 -19.21% 9
Yorkshire -23 40 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Wales -26 18 £52,500 +7.06% 9
North East +8 4 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Northern Ireland +2 1 £22,500 -67.86%
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, Cloud 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 Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 969 (66.14%) AWS
2 835 (57.00%) Azure
3 684 (46.69%) DevOps
4 567 (38.70%) Python
5 480 (32.76%) Linux
6 439 (29.97%) Terraform
7 426 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
8 424 (28.94%) Docker
9 414 (28.26%) Windows
10 406 (27.71%) Ansible
11 394 (26.89%) Kubernetes
12 349 (23.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 337 (23.00%) Microsoft
14 318 (21.71%) PowerShell
15 305 (20.82%) Puppet
16 288 (19.66%) Infrastructure as Code
17 272 (18.57%) GCP
18 261 (17.82%) VMware
19 256 (17.47%) Finance
20 235 (16.04%) Active Directory
21 225 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
21 225 (15.36%) SQL
22 216 (14.74%) Java
23 213 (14.54%) Public Cloud
24 206 (14.06%) Bash Shell
24 206 (14.06%) Office 365
25 196 (13.38%) Jenkins
26 195 (13.31%) AWS CloudFormation
26 195 (13.31%) Google
27 189 (12.90%) Migration

Cloud 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 57 (3.89%) IIS
2 51 (3.48%) OpenStack
3 41 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.59%) Apache
4 38 (2.59%) MS Exchange
5 36 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (2.39%) nginx
7 33 (2.25%) Apache Spark
8 32 (2.18%) Confluence
9 25 (1.71%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.09%) Skype for Business
11 15 (1.02%) JBoss
12 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
16 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.20%) CloudStack
Applications
1 28 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.068%) Gliffy
3 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.068%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.27%) Workfront
3 1 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.068%) Magento
3 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 969 (66.14%) AWS
2 835 (57.00%) Azure
3 272 (18.57%) GCP
4 206 (14.06%) Office 365
5 195 (13.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 164 (11.19%) IaaS
7 142 (9.69%) PaaS
8 135 (9.22%) Serverless
9 117 (7.99%) SaaS
10 108 (7.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 106 (7.24%) OpenShift
12 99 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 96 (6.55%) Cloud Computing
14 94 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
15 78 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
16 74 (5.05%) Amazon S3
17 39 (2.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 37 (2.53%) GitHub
19 33 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
20 29 (1.98%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (11.88%) Firewall
2 92 (6.28%) DNS
3 91 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 62 (4.23%) VPN
5 61 (4.16%) Internet
6 47 (3.21%) WAN
7 42 (2.87%) DHCP
8 34 (2.32%) BGP
9 33 (2.25%) Network Security
10 32 (2.18%) SAN
11 29 (1.98%) LAN
12 23 (1.57%) OSPF
12 23 (1.57%) Skype
13 16 (1.09%) HTTP
14 15 (1.02%) iSCSI
15 13 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.82%) SMTP
17 11 (0.75%) MPLS
17 11 (0.75%) SSL
18 8 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.44%) Big Data
3 53 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (3.14%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 40 (2.73%) MySQL
5 40 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 36 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 30 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.77%) BigQuery
10 26 (1.77%) Power BI
11 22 (1.50%) Redis
12 21 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 18 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 196 (13.38%) Jenkins
2 106 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.10%) JIRA
4 49 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 41 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 35 (2.39%) Bitbucket
7 32 (2.18%) Selenium
8 28 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.71%) CircleCI
10 23 (1.57%) GitLab
11 21 (1.43%) JMeter
11 21 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.37%) SonarQube
13 19 (1.30%) git-flow
13 19 (1.30%) GoCD
14 18 (1.23%) Maven
15 14 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (0.96%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.82%) Ant
16 12 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 256 (17.47%) Finance
2 67 (4.57%) Retail
3 56 (3.82%) Public Sector
4 53 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.87%) Games
6 38 (2.59%) Banking
7 36 (2.46%) Marketing
8 34 (2.32%) Electronics
9 33 (2.25%) Billing
9 33 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.37%) Law
11 10 (0.68%) Automotive
12 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.41%) Advertising
13 6 (0.41%) French Language
13 6 (0.41%) Legal
14 4 (0.27%) Local Government
15 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.96%) .NET
1 102 (6.96%) Web Services
2 74 (5.05%) JSON
3 65 (4.44%) REST
4 51 (3.48%) Node.js
5 35 (2.39%) AngularJS
6 30 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
7 28 (1.91%) Kafka
8 25 (1.71%) .NET Core
8 25 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
9 22 (1.50%) React
9 22 (1.50%) YAML
10 20 (1.37%) AWS Amplify
10 20 (1.37%) OAuth
11 19 (1.30%) .NET Framework
12 15 (1.02%) ASP.NET
12 15 (1.02%) RESTful
13 13 (0.89%) HTML
13 13 (0.89%) Vue.js
14 12 (0.82%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 213 (14.54%) Public Cloud
2 111 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 82 (5.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 79 (5.39%) Private Cloud
5 75 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
7 63 (4.30%) Cloud Native
8 57 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
9 55 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (2.18%) Enterprise Cloud
12 27 (1.84%) Management Information System
13 26 (1.77%) PKI
14 20 (1.37%) Hedge funds
15 19 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (1.23%) Clustering
17 11 (0.75%) Replication
17 11 (0.75%) Virtual Team
18 8 (0.55%) CESG
18 8 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 480 (32.76%) Linux
2 414 (28.26%) Windows
3 180 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 64 (4.37%) Windows 10
5 58 (3.96%) Unix
6 56 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.46%) CentOS
9 32 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (2.12%) Windows 7
11 19 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.16%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.68%) Debian
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.27%) zOS
16 3 (0.20%) Android
16 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.20%) VyOS
17 2 (0.14%) Solaris
17 2 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (46.69%) DevOps
2 426 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (23.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 288 (19.66%) Infrastructure as Code
5 189 (12.90%) Migration
6 184 (12.56%) Configuration Management
7 167 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (10.51%) Software Engineering
9 150 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 127 (8.67%) Test Automation
11 110 (7.51%) ITIL
12 105 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
12 105 (7.17%) Mentoring
13 92 (6.28%) Open Source
14 88 (6.01%) Infrastructure Management
15 83 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 83 (5.67%) Microservices
16 78 (5.32%) Infrastructure Automation
17 75 (5.12%) Project Delivery
18 73 (4.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 567 (38.70%) Python
2 318 (21.71%) PowerShell
3 225 (15.36%) SQL
4 216 (14.74%) Java
5 206 (14.06%) Bash Shell
6 151 (10.31%) Ruby
7 147 (10.03%) Go
8 131 (8.94%) C#
9 108 (7.37%) JavaScript
10 72 (4.91%) Shell Script
11 54 (3.69%) Perl
12 48 (3.28%) C
13 45 (3.07%) C++
14 36 (2.46%) PHP
15 26 (1.77%) Scala
16 13 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.89%) R
17 8 (0.55%) Java 8
18 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (7.65%) Degree
2 65 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 45 (3.07%) MCSE
6 39 (2.66%) MCSA
7 29 (1.98%) AWS Certification
7 29 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.43%) CCNP
9 20 (1.37%) CCNA
10 16 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.96%) CISSP
12 13 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.82%) RHCE
14 8 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.41%) CCIE
16 5 (0.34%) CISM
16 5 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.87%) QA
2 36 (2.46%) SLA
3 15 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.75%) GDPR
5 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.55%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.068%) COBIT
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.068%) NCSC
System Software
1 424 (28.94%) Docker
2 235 (16.04%) Active Directory
3 183 (12.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 153 (10.44%) Hyper-V
5 36 (2.46%) vSphere
6 21 (1.43%) XenApp
7 17 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.02%) KVM
8 15 (1.02%) vCloud
9 13 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.82%) LXC
10 12 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.75%) HDFS
12 9 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.55%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.48%) Cronacle
14 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.41%) oVirt
15 6 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 439 (29.97%) Terraform
2 406 (27.71%) Ansible
3 394 (26.89%) Kubernetes
4 305 (20.82%) Puppet
5 225 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (4.16%) Nagios
7 35 (2.39%) Packer
8 31 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (2.05%) SCCM
10 27 (1.84%) Salt
11 25 (1.71%) Mesos
12 21 (1.43%) ZABBIX
13 20 (1.37%) SCOM
14 18 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
15 17 (1.16%) Kibana
16 14 (0.96%) SCVMM
17 13 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
17 13 (0.89%) SCOrch
18 12 (0.82%) CASB
18 12 (0.82%) logstash
Vendors
1 337 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 261 (17.82%) VMware
3 195 (13.31%) Google
4 123 (8.40%) Cisco
5 79 (5.39%) Oracle
6 69 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 60 (4.10%) Citrix
8 30 (2.05%) SAP
9 25 (1.71%) NetApp
9 25 (1.71%) WorldPay
10 24 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 24 (1.64%) SaltStack
10 24 (1.64%) Spotify
11 22 (1.50%) EMC
12 21 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.43%) HP
13 20 (1.37%) Veeam
14 19 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.23%) Perforce
15 18 (1.23%) Teradata