Period
to

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 254 237 268
Rank change year-on-year -17 +31 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 2,788 1,569 938
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.46% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.59% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,331 1,145 742
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,100 £39,413
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £46,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,805 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.36% +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 167,324 98,845 75,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.09% 91.70% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85,704 70,897 61,231
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,173 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +5.56%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -5 2,392 £65,000 +4.00% 196
Work from Home -47 1,313 £67,500 +3.85% 96
London +1 1,276 £77,500 +3.33% 87
UK excluding London -18 1,125 £55,750 +1.36% 117
South East -26 323 £55,000 -8.33% 15
North of England -30 238 £60,000 +4.35% 36
East of England +17 195 £53,000 +8.72% 19
South West +8 170 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Midlands -35 136 £60,000 +1.69% 23
North West -46 120 £60,000 - 20
Yorkshire -13 102 £75,000 +58.73% 13
West Midlands -32 90 £55,000 -6.78% 14
Scotland -78 44 £61,250 +17.22% 6
Wales -20 32 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands -37 30 £60,000 -4.00% 9
North East -20 17 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Northern Ireland -41 3 £37,500 -21.05%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Cloud Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,668 (59.83%) AWS
2 1,538 (55.16%) Azure
3 1,333 (47.81%) DevOps
4 1,206 (43.26%) Python
5 1,192 (42.75%) Kubernetes
6 1,148 (41.18%) Terraform
7 1,030 (36.94%) CI/CD
8 964 (34.58%) GCP
9 953 (34.18%) Agile
10 850 (30.49%) Infrastructure as Code
11 743 (26.65%) Docker
12 696 (24.96%) Finance
13 687 (24.64%) Linux
14 651 (23.35%) Java
15 598 (21.45%) Software Engineering
16 591 (21.20%) Serverless
17 571 (20.48%) Bash
18 569 (20.41%) PowerShell
19 554 (19.87%) Mentoring
20 545 (19.55%) Ansible
21 533 (19.12%) Microsoft
22 499 (17.90%) Google
23 492 (17.65%) Windows
24 483 (17.32%) SQL
25 472 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 467 (16.75%) Social Skills
27 439 (15.75%) Microservices
28 426 (15.28%) Jenkins
29 385 (13.81%) Cloud Native
29 385 (13.81%) Problem-Solving

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
1 208 (7.46%) Apache
2 84 (3.01%) Confluence
3 69 (2.47%) Apache Spark
4 64 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
6 37 (1.33%) IIS
7 35 (1.26%) OpenStack
8 29 (1.04%) MS Exchange
9 28 (1.00%) nginx
9 28 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 23 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.32%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.036%) GemFire
14 1 (0.036%) JBoss
14 1 (0.036%) SAS
14 1 (0.036%) Site Server
14 1 (0.036%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.036%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.072%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.072%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.14%) Exstream
3 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.036%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1,668 (59.83%) AWS
2 1,538 (55.16%) Azure
3 964 (34.58%) GCP
4 591 (21.20%) Serverless
5 313 (11.23%) Azure DevOps
6 312 (11.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 310 (11.12%) SaaS
8 302 (10.83%) IaaS
9 297 (10.65%) GitHub
10 280 (10.04%) PaaS
11 237 (8.50%) Google Kubernetes Engine
12 232 (8.32%) Amazon EC2
13 220 (7.89%) Microsoft 365
14 202 (7.25%) Amazon S3
15 182 (6.53%) AWS Lambda
16 177 (6.35%) Amazon ECS
17 173 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
18 168 (6.03%) Google Compute Engine
19 163 (5.85%) Google App Engine
20 158 (5.67%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 264 (9.47%) Firewall
2 169 (6.06%) DNS
3 110 (3.95%) VPN
4 105 (3.77%) Network Security
5 76 (2.73%) Internet
5 76 (2.73%) WAN
6 70 (2.51%) HTTP
7 55 (1.97%) DHCP
8 51 (1.83%) SD-WAN
9 48 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
10 47 (1.69%) SAN
10 47 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 39 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (1.18%) Cisco IPT
13 28 (1.00%) LAN
13 28 (1.00%) Skype
14 25 (0.90%) Wireless
15 23 (0.82%) DSL
16 21 (0.75%) SSL
17 20 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (8.25%) Relational Database
2 207 (7.42%) BigQuery
3 191 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 158 (5.67%) Cloud Spanner
5 133 (4.77%) MongoDB
6 132 (4.73%) Big Data
7 113 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 106 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
9 100 (3.59%) NoSQL
10 97 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
11 90 (3.23%) Data Lake
12 63 (2.26%) MySQL
13 56 (2.01%) Redis
14 45 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
15 43 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
15 43 (1.54%) DynamoDB
16 38 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
17 27 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
18 25 (0.90%) MariaDB
19 24 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 426 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 330 (11.84%) Git (software)
3 187 (6.71%) JIRA
4 138 (4.95%) GitLab
5 64 (2.30%) Travis CI
6 46 (1.65%) Bitbucket
7 43 (1.54%) Spinnaker
8 41 (1.47%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 37 (1.33%) CircleCI
10 37 (1.33%) Terragrunt
11 33 (1.18%) SonarQube
12 30 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (0.75%) Gradle
14 19 (0.68%) Postman
15 18 (0.65%) Maven
16 15 (0.54%) Snyk
17 13 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 696 (24.96%) Finance
2 467 (16.75%) Social Skills
3 288 (10.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 193 (6.92%) Banking
5 178 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 162 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
7 134 (4.81%) Retail
8 85 (3.05%) Games
9 72 (2.58%) Public Sector
10 48 (1.72%) Law
11 39 (1.40%) Advertising
11 39 (1.40%) Legal
11 39 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
12 38 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 36 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
14 26 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
15 25 (0.90%) Telecoms
16 23 (0.82%) Billing
17 18 (0.65%) Marketing
18 17 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (7.68%) .NET
2 175 (6.28%) Apache Beam
3 153 (5.49%) Kafka
4 128 (4.59%) Node.js
5 102 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
6 69 (2.47%) ARM Templates
7 67 (2.40%) REST
8 60 (2.15%) HTML
9 55 (1.97%) Web Services
10 50 (1.79%) ASP.NET
10 50 (1.79%) CSS
11 47 (1.69%) React
12 44 (1.58%) Spring
13 42 (1.51%) Spring Boot
14 41 (1.47%) .NET Framework
15 39 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (1.40%) YAML
16 38 (1.36%) Middleware
17 37 (1.33%) JSON
18 34 (1.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 385 (13.81%) Cloud Native
2 307 (11.01%) Public Cloud
3 225 (8.07%) Algorithms
4 210 (7.53%) Legacy Applications
5 189 (6.78%) Data Centre
6 165 (5.92%) Data Structures
7 160 (5.74%) Life Science
8 119 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
9 103 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 88 (3.16%) Private Cloud
10 88 (3.16%) Virtual Team
11 84 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
12 76 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
13 75 (2.69%) User Experience
14 56 (2.01%) Management Information System
15 50 (1.79%) Hedge funds
16 39 (1.40%) Blog
17 37 (1.33%) Cyberattack
17 37 (1.33%) PKI
18 36 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 687 (24.64%) Linux
2 492 (17.65%) Windows
3 224 (8.03%) Windows Server
4 101 (3.62%) Unix
5 65 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 37 (1.33%) CentOS
10 20 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
11 19 (0.68%) VMS
11 19 (0.68%) Windows 10
11 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.47%) Android
15 12 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,333 (47.81%) DevOps
2 1,030 (36.94%) CI/CD
3 953 (34.18%) Agile
4 850 (30.49%) Infrastructure as Code
5 598 (21.45%) Software Engineering
6 554 (19.87%) Mentoring
7 472 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 439 (15.75%) Microservices
9 385 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
10 352 (12.63%) Coaching
11 310 (11.12%) Configuration Management
12 259 (9.29%) Analytics
13 222 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
14 216 (7.75%) Event-Driven
15 211 (7.57%) Computer Science
16 209 (7.50%) SDLC
17 199 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
18 195 (6.99%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 188 (6.74%) Migration
20 179 (6.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (43.26%) Python
2 651 (23.35%) Java
3 571 (20.48%) Bash
4 569 (20.41%) PowerShell
5 483 (17.32%) SQL
6 361 (12.95%) JavaScript
7 341 (12.23%) Go
8 186 (6.67%) C#
9 133 (4.77%) Scala
10 98 (3.52%) Ruby
11 78 (2.80%) Groovy
12 59 (2.12%) C++
13 57 (2.04%) TypeScript
14 48 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 36 (1.29%) PHP
16 32 (1.15%) C
16 32 (1.15%) Perl
17 31 (1.11%) Kotlin
18 18 (0.65%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 253 (9.07%) Degree
2 164 (5.88%) AWS Certification
3 158 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 144 (5.16%) SC Cleared
5 101 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 79 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 54 (1.94%) Master's Degree
9 51 (1.83%) CISSP
10 39 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 37 (1.33%) CCNA
12 27 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 25 (0.90%) MCSE
14 14 (0.50%) MCSA
15 13 (0.47%) CISM
15 13 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.39%) DV Cleared
17 9 (0.32%) CCNP
18 8 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 7 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (2.83%) QA
2 71 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 62 (2.22%) SLA
5 41 (1.47%) GDPR
6 33 (1.18%) SOC 2
7 17 (0.61%) GRC
8 15 (0.54%) HIPAA
8 15 (0.54%) NIST
9 14 (0.50%) SOC 1
10 12 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.36%) NCSC
13 8 (0.29%) FISMA
13 8 (0.29%) HITRUST
14 7 (0.25%) Accessibility
15 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 1 (0.036%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 743 (26.65%) Docker
2 305 (10.94%) Active Directory
3 168 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 55 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (1.51%) vSphere
7 36 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.36%) LXC
10 10 (0.36%) XenApp
11 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.29%) Xen
12 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.22%) Varnish
14 5 (0.18%) etcd
14 5 (0.18%) NFS
15 4 (0.14%) Firmware
15 4 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,192 (42.75%) Kubernetes
2 1,148 (41.18%) Terraform
3 545 (19.55%) Ansible
4 172 (6.17%) Puppet
5 159 (5.70%) Grafana
6 142 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
7 118 (4.23%) Prometheus
8 68 (2.44%) SCCM
9 50 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 49 (1.76%) Istio
11 39 (1.40%) Graphite
12 37 (1.33%) Packer
13 36 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
14 30 (1.08%) ZABBIX
15 27 (0.97%) Kibana
16 23 (0.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 23 (0.82%) StatsD
17 21 (0.75%) Argo
17 21 (0.75%) Nagios
18 19 (0.68%) Rancher
Vendors
1 533 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 499 (17.90%) Google
3 237 (8.50%) VMware
4 95 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 93 (3.34%) Databricks
5 93 (3.34%) Oracle
6 82 (2.94%) Cisco
7 77 (2.76%) Splunk
8 57 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 43 (1.54%) Citrix
10 32 (1.15%) PagerDuty
11 30 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 23 (0.82%) Meraki
13 22 (0.79%) AppDynamics
14 21 (0.75%) Sophos
15 19 (0.68%) New Relic
16 18 (0.65%) Dynatrace
17 17 (0.61%) Fortinet
17 17 (0.61%) Okta
18 16 (0.57%) Civica