Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 449 543
Rank change year-on-year +59 +94 +127
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,208 1,144 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,010 912 713
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 145,581 167,984 169,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.22% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,316 136,756 141,365
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Top 16 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 23 January 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 +58 1,099 £60,000 +4.35% 214
UK excluding London +52 639 £55,000 +10.00% 125
London +65 532 £69,625 +7.12% 108
South East -18 194 £55,250 +5.24% 33
North of England +98 157 £50,000 +11.11% 23
East of England +8 94 £55,000 -4.35% 16
Yorkshire +84 79 £51,250 +28.13% 10
South West +7 63 £52,500 +5.00% 16
North West +42 62 £50,000 - 12
Midlands +65 60 £55,000 +28.65% 18
Wales +25 49 £49,039 - 8
East Midlands +29 31 £55,000 +50.68% 8
Scotland +9 31 £52,500 - 10
West Midlands +60 29 £48,750 +13.37% 10
North East +10 16 £52,500 +45.83% 1
Northern Ireland -4 4 £70,000 +100.00% 2

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 848 (70.20%) Amazon AWS
2 642 (53.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 621 (51.41%) DevOps
4 540 (44.70%) Linux
5 487 (40.31%) Python
6 401 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
7 393 (32.53%) Ansible
8 339 (28.06%) Windows
9 325 (26.90%) Docker
10 320 (26.49%) Puppet
11 291 (24.09%) VMware
12 259 (21.44%) Microsoft
13 255 (21.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 251 (20.78%) Finance
14 251 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 240 (19.87%) Bash Shell
16 230 (19.04%) Opscode Chef
17 229 (18.96%) Kubernetes
18 227 (18.79%) Jenkins
19 225 (18.63%) Configuration Management
19 225 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 220 (18.21%) Java
21 216 (17.88%) Google
22 211 (17.47%) Terraform
23 210 (17.38%) SQL
24 187 (15.48%) PowerShell
25 185 (15.31%) Ruby
26 179 (14.82%) Active Directory
27 171 (14.16%) Public Cloud
28 168 (13.91%) Firewall

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 48 (3.97%) IIS
2 46 (3.81%) Apache
3 44 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 40 (3.31%) nginx
5 39 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (2.98%) Apache Spark
7 29 (2.40%) Confluence
7 29 (2.40%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.91%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.66%) JBoss
13 8 (0.66%) Mule
14 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.50%) Magento
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.083%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 848 (70.20%) Amazon AWS
2 642 (53.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 255 (21.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 139 (11.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 126 (10.43%) Office 365
6 123 (10.18%) IaaS
7 102 (8.44%) Cloud Computing
8 85 (7.04%) PaaS
9 78 (6.46%) SaaS
10 76 (6.29%) Serverless
11 71 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
12 58 (4.80%) Amazon S3
13 49 (4.06%) AWS Lambda
14 48 (3.97%) GitHub
15 45 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
16 43 (3.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 37 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 36 (2.98%) OpenShift
19 24 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
20 23 (1.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 168 (13.91%) Firewall
2 84 (6.95%) DNS
3 63 (5.22%) Internet
4 54 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 42 (3.48%) VPN
6 39 (3.23%) Network Security
7 30 (2.48%) WAN
8 28 (2.32%) SAN
8 28 (2.32%) VLAN
9 22 (1.82%) LAN
10 20 (1.66%) DHCP
11 15 (1.24%) iSCSI
12 12 (0.99%) VoIP
13 10 (0.83%) BGP
13 10 (0.83%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (0.75%) IPsec
14 9 (0.75%) MPLS
15 8 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (8.03%) Big Data
2 92 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 79 (6.54%) MySQL
4 60 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 53 (4.39%) MongoDB
7 42 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
8 40 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 37 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 32 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (2.24%) MariaDB
12 25 (2.07%) Hadoop
12 25 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.49%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
17 12 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 227 (18.79%) Jenkins
2 129 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 81 (6.71%) JIRA
4 74 (6.13%) Maven
5 65 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 51 (4.22%) Gradle
7 45 (3.73%) Ant
8 44 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 43 (3.56%) TeamCity
10 35 (2.90%) Bitbucket
11 34 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 32 (2.65%) Subversion
12 32 (2.65%) Visual Studio
13 28 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (1.74%) GitLab
15 16 (1.32%) Chocolatey
16 14 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (0.91%) CircleCI
17 11 (0.91%) Cucumber
18 10 (0.83%) CF BOSH
General
1 251 (20.78%) Finance
2 59 (4.88%) Retail
3 58 (4.80%) Banking
4 39 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.57%) Marketing
7 17 (1.41%) Games
8 16 (1.32%) Law
8 16 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.83%) Front Office
9 10 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.75%) Electronics
11 8 (0.66%) Automotive
12 7 (0.58%) Advertising
12 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.41%) Billing
14 4 (0.33%) Legal
14 4 (0.33%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (10.68%) Web Services
2 128 (10.60%) .NET
3 39 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
4 35 (2.90%) JSON
5 32 (2.65%) Kafka
5 32 (2.65%) Node.js
6 31 (2.57%) AngularJS
6 31 (2.57%) LAMP
7 25 (2.07%) REST
8 23 (1.90%) HTML
8 23 (1.90%) LEMP Stack
9 22 (1.82%) ASP.NET
10 17 (1.41%) LDAP
10 17 (1.41%) X-Windows
11 16 (1.32%) RESTful
12 13 (1.08%) CSS
13 12 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (0.99%) YAML
14 11 (0.91%) .NET Core
14 11 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 171 (14.16%) Public Cloud
2 142 (11.75%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 65 (5.38%) Linux Command Line
5 47 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (3.64%) Hedge funds
7 42 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (3.39%) Private Cloud
9 40 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (3.15%) Management Information System
11 36 (2.98%) Cloud Native
12 33 (2.73%) Fintech
13 27 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
14 26 (2.15%) User Experience
15 16 (1.32%) Mobile App
16 15 (1.24%) e-Learning
17 12 (0.99%) Replication
18 11 (0.91%) PKI
19 10 (0.83%) Life Science
20 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 540 (44.70%) Linux
2 339 (28.06%) Windows
3 114 (9.44%) Windows Server
4 80 (6.62%) Unix
5 77 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (3.64%) CentOS
6 44 (3.64%) Ubuntu
7 40 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.48%) Debian
10 27 (2.24%) Windows 10
11 20 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 20 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.41%) VMS
13 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.33%) Fedora
14 3 (0.25%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.17%) Solaris
16 1 (0.083%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (51.41%) DevOps
2 401 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 225 (18.63%) Configuration Management
5 166 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 109 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 107 (8.86%) Deployment Automation
9 103 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 94 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 92 (7.62%) ITIL
12 84 (6.95%) Open Source
12 84 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (6.87%) Load Balancing
14 75 (6.21%) Migration
15 67 (5.55%) Computer Science
16 62 (5.13%) Microservices
17 61 (5.05%) TDD
18 57 (4.72%) Continuous Deployment
18 57 (4.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 487 (40.31%) Python
2 240 (19.87%) Bash Shell
3 220 (18.21%) Java
4 210 (17.38%) SQL
5 187 (15.48%) PowerShell
6 185 (15.31%) Ruby
7 108 (8.94%) C#
8 100 (8.28%) Go
9 75 (6.21%) JavaScript
10 61 (5.05%) Perl
11 35 (2.90%) PHP
12 28 (2.32%) C
12 28 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.66%) C++
14 18 (1.49%) Scala
15 13 (1.08%) R
16 9 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.66%) Groovy
18 7 (0.58%) Java 8
19 4 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 89 (7.37%) Degree
2 49 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.97%) AWS Certification
4 30 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.15%) MCSE
6 24 (1.99%) Security Cleared
7 22 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.74%) CCNA
9 18 (1.49%) MCSA
9 18 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.83%) NCIE
11 9 (0.75%) RHCA
12 8 (0.66%) CISSP
12 8 (0.66%) GIAC
12 8 (0.66%) SC Cleared
12 8 (0.66%) VCP6
13 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.58%) RHCE
14 6 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.64%) SLA
2 36 (2.98%) QA
3 21 (1.74%) GDPR
4 10 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.17%) FISMA
6 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 325 (26.90%) Docker
2 225 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (14.82%) Active Directory
4 125 (10.35%) Hyper-V
5 34 (2.81%) vSphere
6 27 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.66%) LXC
8 18 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.75%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.66%) Xen
12 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.41%) vCloud
13 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.33%) KVM
15 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.25%) HDFS
15 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.25%) Samba
15 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 393 (32.53%) Ansible
2 320 (26.49%) Puppet
3 230 (19.04%) Opscode Chef
4 229 (18.96%) Kubernetes
5 211 (17.47%) Terraform
6 59 (4.88%) Salt
7 51 (4.22%) Packer
8 44 (3.64%) SCCM
9 23 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
10 22 (1.82%) Prometheus
11 19 (1.57%) Grafana
11 19 (1.57%) Nagios
12 18 (1.49%) Mesos
13 17 (1.41%) Cobbler
13 17 (1.41%) Tivoli
14 13 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.91%) HAProxy
16 10 (0.83%) Consul
16 10 (0.83%) vRealize
17 8 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 291 (24.09%) VMware
2 259 (21.44%) Microsoft
3 216 (17.88%) Google
4 88 (7.28%) Oracle
5 84 (6.95%) Red Hat
6 74 (6.13%) Cisco
7 53 (4.39%) NetApp
8 41 (3.39%) Atlassian
9 35 (2.90%) Splunk
10 34 (2.81%) Citrix
11 29 (2.40%) Rackspace
12 26 (2.15%) HP
13 22 (1.82%) EMC
13 22 (1.82%) WorldPay
14 17 (1.41%) Juniper
15 16 (1.32%) AppDynamics
15 16 (1.32%) Dell
15 16 (1.32%) SAP
16 15 (1.24%) EnterpriseDB
16 15 (1.24%) IBM