Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 306 381 430
Rank change year-on-year +75 +49 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,261 1,263 1,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.83% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.87% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 984 1,051 993
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £39,113 £37,250 £35,100
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +83 1,188 £60,000 - 263
UK excluding London +62 637 £52,500 -4.55% 180
London +70 583 £70,000 - 103
North of England +65 200 £50,000 - 49
South East +15 154 £61,250 +11.36% 30
Midlands +109 144 £53,750 -2.27% 25
North West +99 122 £50,000 -4.76% 28
West Midlands +103 99 £52,500 +7.69% 17
Yorkshire +29 74 £52,500 +5.00% 15
East of England +19 49 £50,000 -9.09% 45
East Midlands +34 45 £73,750 +34.09% 7
South West -10 38 £51,250 -2.38% 11
Scotland +27 29 £52,500 -12.50% 10
Wales -24 24 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North East -1 4 £43,500 -17.14% 6
Channel Islands - 2 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland +13 1 £22,500 -67.86% 2

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 833 (66.06%) AWS
2 730 (57.89%) Azure
3 637 (50.52%) DevOps
4 432 (34.26%) Python
5 390 (30.93%) Terraform
6 378 (29.98%) Linux
7 373 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
8 358 (28.39%) Windows
9 344 (27.28%) Docker
10 327 (25.93%) Kubernetes
11 323 (25.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 320 (25.38%) Microsoft
13 308 (24.43%) Ansible
14 305 (24.19%) PowerShell
15 236 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
16 226 (17.92%) GCP
17 218 (17.29%) VMware
18 200 (15.86%) Puppet
19 199 (15.78%) Finance
20 183 (14.51%) Public Cloud
21 175 (13.88%) SQL
22 174 (13.80%) Java
22 174 (13.80%) Jenkins
23 168 (13.32%) Office 365
24 166 (13.16%) Bash Shell
25 162 (12.85%) Active Directory
26 159 (12.61%) Configuration Management
27 157 (12.45%) Google
27 157 (12.45%) IaaS
28 155 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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 46 (3.65%) IIS
2 41 (3.25%) Confluence
3 26 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.90%) Apache
5 24 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.51%) nginx
7 18 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.35%) OpenStack
8 17 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.48%) JBoss
13 5 (0.40%) Drupal
14 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.56%) Gliffy
3 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.079%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 833 (66.06%) AWS
2 730 (57.89%) Azure
3 226 (17.92%) GCP
4 168 (13.32%) Office 365
5 157 (12.45%) IaaS
6 154 (12.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 133 (10.55%) PaaS
8 103 (8.17%) Serverless
9 97 (7.69%) SaaS
10 89 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
11 88 (6.98%) OpenShift
12 81 (6.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 75 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
14 71 (5.63%) Amazon S3
15 64 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
16 56 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (2.78%) GitHub
18 34 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
19 26 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 25 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 154 (12.21%) Firewall
2 96 (7.61%) DNS
3 57 (4.52%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.89%) WAN
5 47 (3.73%) DHCP
5 47 (3.73%) VPN
6 37 (2.93%) Internet
6 37 (2.93%) SAN
7 32 (2.54%) LAN
8 27 (2.14%) Network Security
9 24 (1.90%) BGP
10 21 (1.67%) OSPF
11 18 (1.43%) Skype
12 11 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
12 11 (0.87%) Wireless
13 10 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (0.79%) DMZ
13 10 (0.79%) HTTP
13 10 (0.79%) MPLS
14 9 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.68%) Big Data
3 58 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 38 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (2.46%) MySQL
7 28 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 27 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.59%) BigQuery
10 20 (1.59%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (1.35%) Redis
12 17 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.03%) Power BI
15 12 (0.95%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 174 (13.80%) Jenkins
2 81 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.84%) JIRA
4 42 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 38 (3.01%) Bitbucket
6 31 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.14%) Selenium
8 21 (1.67%) GitLab
8 21 (1.67%) GoCD
9 20 (1.59%) JMeter
10 18 (1.43%) CircleCI
10 18 (1.43%) Maven
11 16 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (1.11%) Gradle
12 14 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.03%) Ant
14 12 (0.95%) git-flow
15 11 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (0.71%) Subversion
17 8 (0.63%) ProC
General
1 199 (15.78%) Finance
2 62 (4.92%) Retail
3 55 (4.36%) Banking
4 33 (2.62%) Games
4 33 (2.62%) Law
5 29 (2.30%) Billing
6 26 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.71%) Automotive
9 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.71%) Marketing
10 7 (0.56%) Electronics
11 6 (0.48%) Legal
12 5 (0.40%) Advertising
13 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.079%) Military
15 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.079%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.49%) .NET
2 95 (7.53%) Web Services
3 57 (4.52%) Node.js
4 52 (4.12%) JSON
5 44 (3.49%) REST
6 41 (3.25%) AngularJS
7 29 (2.30%) .NET Core
8 25 (1.98%) React
9 24 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.67%) RESTful
11 20 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (1.27%) Vue.js
14 15 (1.19%) OAuth
15 14 (1.11%) Kafka
16 13 (1.03%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.95%) SAML
17 12 (0.95%) Spring
17 12 (0.95%) YAML
18 11 (0.87%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 183 (14.51%) Public Cloud
2 87 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 82 (6.50%) Cloud Native
4 68 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 62 (4.92%) Private Cloud
7 47 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.90%) PKI
12 23 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
13 15 (1.19%) Clustering
13 15 (1.19%) Replication
14 14 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.95%) e-Learning
16 11 (0.87%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.79%) Blog
18 8 (0.63%) CESG
18 8 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 378 (29.98%) Linux
2 358 (28.39%) Windows
3 147 (11.66%) Windows Server
4 65 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 41 (3.25%) Unix
7 37 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.95%) CentOS
10 12 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.56%) Android
12 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.56%) zOS
13 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 2 (0.16%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (50.52%) DevOps
2 373 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (25.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 236 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
5 159 (12.61%) Configuration Management
6 154 (12.21%) Migration
7 132 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 104 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
10 97 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 93 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 91 (7.22%) ITIL
13 84 (6.66%) Infrastructure Management
14 81 (6.42%) Infrastructure Automation
15 77 (6.11%) Microservices
15 77 (6.11%) Open Source
16 75 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
18 65 (5.15%) Analytics
19 62 (4.92%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 432 (34.26%) Python
2 305 (24.19%) PowerShell
3 175 (13.88%) SQL
4 174 (13.80%) Java
5 166 (13.16%) Bash Shell
6 134 (10.63%) C#
7 109 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 108 (8.56%) Ruby
9 90 (7.14%) Go
10 42 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 40 (3.17%) PHP
12 38 (3.01%) C
13 37 (2.93%) C++
14 35 (2.78%) Perl
15 29 (2.30%) Scala
16 11 (0.87%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.79%) Groovy
18 9 (0.71%) Java 8
18 9 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (8.41%) Degree
2 61 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 35 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 31 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.06%) MCSA
7 23 (1.82%) CCNA
8 20 (1.59%) CCNP
9 16 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.27%) MCSE
10 14 (1.11%) CISSP
10 14 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 12 (0.95%) RHCE
12 11 (0.87%) CCIE
13 10 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.40%) MCITP
16 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.93%) QA
2 29 (2.30%) SLA
3 19 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.27%) GDPR
5 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.63%) ISO 31000
7 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.24%) NCSC
9 1 (0.079%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.079%) NIST
9 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
System Software
1 344 (27.28%) Docker
2 162 (12.85%) Active Directory
3 155 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (8.80%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.82%) XenApp
7 16 (1.27%) vSphere
8 12 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.71%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.63%) Firmware
10 8 (0.63%) HDFS
10 8 (0.63%) KVM
11 7 (0.56%) Ceph
11 7 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.56%) oVirt
11 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.56%) Xen
12 6 (0.48%) vCloud
13 5 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 390 (30.93%) Terraform
2 327 (25.93%) Kubernetes
3 308 (24.43%) Ansible
4 200 (15.86%) Puppet
5 136 (10.79%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (3.57%) Nagios
7 27 (2.14%) Packer
8 22 (1.74%) ZABBIX
9 18 (1.43%) HP SiteScope
10 17 (1.35%) SCCM
11 16 (1.27%) Salt
12 14 (1.11%) Kibana
12 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (1.11%) SCOM
13 11 (0.87%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.79%) Mesos
14 10 (0.79%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.71%) Backup Exec
15 9 (0.71%) Grafana
15 9 (0.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 320 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 218 (17.29%) VMware
3 157 (12.45%) Google
4 128 (10.15%) Cisco
5 63 (5.00%) Oracle
6 57 (4.52%) Citrix
7 44 (3.49%) Red Hat
8 28 (2.22%) Palo Alto
9 24 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 21 (1.67%) SaltStack
11 20 (1.59%) HP
12 19 (1.51%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.43%) Fortinet
13 18 (1.43%) Perforce
13 18 (1.43%) Teradata
14 17 (1.35%) Veeam
14 17 (1.35%) WorldPay
15 16 (1.27%) Juniper
16 15 (1.19%) IBM
16 15 (1.19%) NetApp