Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 555 756
Rank change year-on-year +99 +201 +219
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1113 894 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.47% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.48% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 897 752 492
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% -1.04%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +101 1025 £55,000 - 39
UK excluding London +91 642 £50,000 -2.91% 19
London +70 463 £62,500 +4.17% 22
South East +56 280 £55,000 - 7
North of England +13 110 £46,000 - 1
East of England +10 88 £47,500 +11.76% 7
North West +32 77 £48,750 +5.98%
Wales +57 50 £49,039 -
Midlands +47 46 £35,000 -12.50% 2
South West +44 46 £57,500 +53.33%
Scotland +2 30 £65,000 +85.71% 2
West Midlands +10 29 £35,000 -9.09%
East Midlands +40 23 £30,000 -22.08% 2
Yorkshire -7 23 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East +19 10 £32,500 +4.84%
Northern Ireland -20 2 £47,500 -

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, Cloud Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 697 (62.62%) Amazon AWS
2 551 (49.51%) Linux
3 521 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 405 (36.39%) DevOps
5 381 (34.23%) Puppet
6 347 (31.18%) Microsoft
7 345 (31.00%) Python
8 341 (30.64%) Windows
9 322 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
10 289 (25.97%) Ansible
11 261 (23.45%) VMware
12 249 (22.37%) Active Directory
13 239 (21.47%) Docker
14 237 (21.29%) Opscode Chef
15 210 (18.87%) Jenkins
16 194 (17.43%) IaaS
17 192 (17.25%) PowerShell
18 187 (16.80%) Java
19 186 (16.71%) PaaS
20 183 (16.44%) Configuration Management
21 182 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 178 (15.99%) Windows Server
23 169 (15.18%) Finance
24 164 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
25 162 (14.56%) Continuous Delivery
26 161 (14.47%) Hyper-V
27 160 (14.38%) DNS
28 158 (14.20%) Web Services
29 153 (13.75%) Ruby
30 146 (13.12%) SQL Server

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 83 (7.46%) OpenStack
2 78 (7.01%) Apache
3 58 (5.21%) nginx
4 52 (4.67%) IIS
5 48 (4.31%) Tomcat
6 41 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (3.68%) MS Exchange
7 40 (3.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 37 (3.32%) SharePoint
9 34 (3.05%) Skype for Business
10 31 (2.79%) Confluence
11 20 (1.80%) Jetty
12 16 (1.44%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.08%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
17 4 (0.36%) NServiceBus
17 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 697 (62.62%) Amazon AWS
2 521 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (17.43%) IaaS
4 186 (16.71%) PaaS
5 141 (12.67%) Office 365
6 118 (10.60%) SaaS
7 114 (10.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 95 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 94 (8.45%) Amazon EC2
10 79 (7.10%) Amazon S3
11 68 (6.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 48 (4.31%) Amazon ELB
13 40 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
14 39 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
16 19 (1.71%) OpenShift
17 17 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (1.44%) GitHub
19 14 (1.26%) Datadog
20 10 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 160 (14.38%) DNS
2 141 (12.67%) Firewall
3 92 (8.27%) VPN
4 81 (7.28%) Internet
5 70 (6.29%) TCP/IP
6 68 (6.11%) SAN
7 60 (5.39%) DHCP
8 59 (5.30%) WAN
9 32 (2.88%) HTTP
10 29 (2.61%) Skype
11 27 (2.43%) LAN
12 24 (2.16%) Network Security
13 21 (1.89%) SSL
14 20 (1.80%) DMZ
14 20 (1.80%) LDAP
15 19 (1.71%) MPLS
16 17 (1.53%) IPsec
16 17 (1.53%) VLAN
17 15 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.20%) MySQL
3 59 (5.30%) Big Data
4 58 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 50 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 48 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
8 37 (3.32%) Hadoop
9 26 (2.34%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.81%) Blockchain
11 9 (0.81%) Couchbase
11 9 (0.81%) Redis
12 7 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.54%) InfluxDB
13 6 (0.54%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.45%) Endeca
14 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 210 (18.87%) Jenkins
2 130 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 75 (6.74%) JIRA
4 59 (5.30%) TeamCity
5 49 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 32 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 28 (2.52%) Hudson
10 16 (1.44%) Vagrant
11 13 (1.17%) Gitweb
12 12 (1.08%) Maven
13 8 (0.72%) Selenium
14 7 (0.63%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.54%) CircleCI
15 6 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (0.45%) JUnit
16 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
17 4 (0.36%) Ant
17 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 169 (15.18%) Finance
2 76 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.32%) Marketing
4 35 (3.14%) Electronics
5 34 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.61%) Banking
7 25 (2.25%) Law
8 13 (1.17%) Retail
9 8 (0.72%) Advertising
9 8 (0.72%) Legal
10 5 (0.45%) Automotive
11 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Front Office
11 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.36%) Publishing
12 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 3 (0.27%) Hindi Language
12 3 (0.27%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.27%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (14.20%) Web Services
2 92 (8.27%) .NET
3 45 (4.04%) Elastic Stack
4 35 (3.14%) LAMP
4 35 (3.14%) REST
5 25 (2.25%) Node.js
6 22 (1.98%) React
7 20 (1.80%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.80%) HTML
8 18 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (1.62%) RESTful
9 17 (1.53%) JSON
10 16 (1.44%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.26%) .NET Core
11 14 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 14 (1.26%) LAPP Stack
11 14 (1.26%) LEMP Stack
11 14 (1.26%) Spring
12 12 (1.08%) XML
13 11 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 138 (12.40%) Public Cloud
2 102 (9.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 95 (8.54%) Data Centre
4 69 (6.20%) Private Cloud
5 53 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 34 (3.05%) Fintech
8 31 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 18 (1.62%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (1.62%) PKI
13 17 (1.53%) Clustering
14 16 (1.44%) User Experience
15 14 (1.26%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (1.17%) Replication
17 12 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 551 (49.51%) Linux
2 341 (30.64%) Windows
3 178 (15.99%) Windows Server
4 105 (9.43%) Unix
5 104 (9.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (8.36%) CentOS
7 76 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.16%) Ubuntu
9 24 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.35%) Android
12 14 (1.26%) Debian
12 14 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.99%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.45%) Solaris
15 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (36.39%) DevOps
2 322 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (16.44%) Configuration Management
4 164 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (14.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 122 (10.96%) High Availability
7 118 (10.60%) ITIL
7 118 (10.60%) Software Engineering
8 110 (9.88%) TDD
9 99 (8.89%) Migration
10 91 (8.18%) Service Delivery
11 85 (7.64%) Open Source
12 75 (6.74%) Microservices
13 69 (6.20%) Scrum
14 61 (5.48%) BDD
15 55 (4.94%) Kanban
16 51 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (4.04%) E-Commerce
18 41 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
19 39 (3.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 345 (31.00%) Python
2 192 (17.25%) PowerShell
3 187 (16.80%) Java
4 153 (13.75%) Ruby
5 135 (12.13%) SQL
6 132 (11.86%) Bash Shell
7 109 (9.79%) Perl
8 77 (6.92%) C#
9 67 (6.02%) Go
10 54 (4.85%) C++
10 54 (4.85%) JavaScript
11 47 (4.22%) Shell Script
12 45 (4.04%) C
13 39 (3.50%) PHP
14 14 (1.26%) Groovy
15 9 (0.81%) Scala
16 7 (0.63%) Clojure
17 6 (0.54%) GraphQL
18 5 (0.45%) VBScript
19 3 (0.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 100 (8.98%) Degree
2 79 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 59 (5.30%) MCSE
5 48 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.77%) MCSA
7 32 (2.88%) AWS Certification
8 27 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (1.53%) CCNA
12 11 (0.99%) CCNP
13 10 (0.90%) CISSP
14 9 (0.81%) CISM
14 9 (0.81%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.72%) NCIE
15 8 (0.72%) PhD
15 8 (0.72%) SANS
16 7 (0.63%) CISA
16 7 (0.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.58%) QA
2 36 (3.23%) SLA
3 13 (1.17%) GCP
4 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
System Software
1 249 (22.37%) Active Directory
2 239 (21.47%) Docker
3 182 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (14.47%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.43%) XenApp
7 25 (2.25%) vSphere
8 18 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.99%) Varnish
12 10 (0.90%) vCloud
12 10 (0.90%) Xen
13 9 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.63%) KVM
14 7 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.36%) LXC
16 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.27%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 381 (34.23%) Puppet
2 289 (25.97%) Ansible
3 237 (21.29%) Opscode Chef
4 125 (11.23%) Kubernetes
5 121 (10.87%) Terraform
6 60 (5.39%) SCCM
7 45 (4.04%) Nagios
8 38 (3.41%) SCOM
9 24 (2.16%) Grafana
10 22 (1.98%) Rundeck
11 15 (1.35%) HAProxy
12 14 (1.26%) Packer
12 14 (1.26%) SCVMM
12 14 (1.26%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.08%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.90%) Salt
15 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
16 8 (0.72%) Cacti
16 8 (0.72%) Nmap
Vendors
1 347 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 261 (23.45%) VMware
3 119 (10.69%) Google
4 117 (10.51%) Cisco
5 104 (9.34%) Red Hat
6 89 (8.00%) Splunk
7 65 (5.84%) HP
8 53 (4.76%) Citrix
9 41 (3.68%) NetApp
10 38 (3.41%) IBM
10 38 (3.41%) SAP
11 36 (3.23%) New Relic
12 33 (2.96%) Oracle
13 24 (2.16%) AppDynamics
14 22 (1.98%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.62%) McAfee
16 17 (1.53%) SaltStack
16 17 (1.53%) Veeam
17 16 (1.44%) CheckPoint
17 16 (1.44%) Juniper