Period
to 1 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 282 432
Rank change year-on-year +40 +150 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 653 1,632 1,208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.16% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.22% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 572 1,464 1,065
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 45,536 134,268 158,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.73% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 37,341 106,950 128,076
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 +39 607 £60,000 -4.00% 150
London +39 326 £72,500 +3.57% 52
UK excluding London +83 314 £50,000 -9.09% 111
South East +99 85 £47,500 -17.39% 28
North of England +98 85 £47,500 -9.52% 36
Work from Home -31 65 £48,750 -30.36% 31
Midlands +56 39 £55,000 - 18
East of England +111 38 £45,000 -25.00% 10
North West +45 34 £55,000 - 24
South West +82 33 £52,500 -4.55% 6
West Midlands +56 32 £50,000 - 13
Yorkshire +120 29 £45,000 -14.29% 9
Scotland +46 27 £50,000 - 8
North East +42 22 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Wales +48 11 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East Midlands +58 8 £50,000 -9.09% 5

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 416 (63.71%) AWS
2 406 (62.17%) Azure
3 347 (53.14%) DevOps
4 220 (33.69%) Python
5 209 (32.01%) Terraform
6 186 (28.48%) Linux
7 170 (26.03%) GCP
8 165 (25.27%) Microsoft
8 165 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
9 147 (22.51%) Kubernetes
10 144 (22.05%) Docker
10 144 (22.05%) Windows
11 134 (20.52%) Ansible
12 112 (17.15%) Public Cloud
13 108 (16.54%) Infrastructure as Code
13 108 (16.54%) PowerShell
14 103 (15.77%) Finance
15 96 (14.70%) SQL
15 96 (14.70%) Google
16 93 (14.24%) IaaS
17 89 (13.63%) Jenkins
18 88 (13.48%) Active Directory
19 85 (13.02%) Serverless
20 83 (12.71%) Office 365
21 82 (12.56%) Cloud Native
22 81 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 80 (12.25%) Degree
24 74 (11.33%) Java
25 73 (11.18%) VMware
26 69 (10.57%) 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 29 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.83%) Apache
3 23 (3.52%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.30%) Confluence
6 12 (1.84%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.92%) IIS
11 5 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.61%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.46%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.31%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 416 (63.71%) AWS
2 406 (62.17%) Azure
3 170 (26.03%) GCP
4 93 (14.24%) IaaS
5 85 (13.02%) Serverless
6 83 (12.71%) Office 365
7 59 (9.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 59 (9.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (8.88%) PaaS
9 43 (6.58%) SaaS
10 41 (6.28%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (4.29%) Amazon S3
12 27 (4.13%) Azure Functions
13 25 (3.83%) GitHub
14 20 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (2.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 17 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (2.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.57%) Firewall
2 55 (8.42%) DNS
3 50 (7.66%) VPN
4 38 (5.82%) Network Security
5 32 (4.90%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.29%) SAN
7 21 (3.22%) Internet
8 20 (3.06%) WAN
9 18 (2.76%) HTTP
10 17 (2.60%) LAN
11 13 (1.99%) DHCP
12 8 (1.23%) MPLS
13 7 (1.07%) IPv4
13 7 (1.07%) IPv6
13 7 (1.07%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (0.92%) Skype
14 6 (0.92%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.44%) Big Data
3 22 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.91%) MySQL
6 17 (2.60%) Data Lake
7 15 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (2.14%) BigQuery
9 10 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (1.38%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.07%) Snowflake Schema
12 6 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.92%) Cloud Spanner
12 6 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 89 (13.63%) Jenkins
2 65 (9.95%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.98%) GitLab
4 25 (3.83%) JIRA
4 25 (3.83%) TeamCity
5 23 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.38%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.61%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.61%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.46%) GoCD
10 3 (0.46%) Maven
10 3 (0.46%) Subversion
10 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.31%) Gradle
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
General
1 103 (15.77%) Finance
2 28 (4.29%) Banking
3 21 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.91%) Law
4 19 (2.91%) Retail
5 10 (1.53%) Advertising
5 10 (1.53%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.23%) Billing
7 7 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.92%) Marketing
9 5 (0.77%) Games
9 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.61%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.61%) Local Government
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.35%) Web Services
2 36 (5.51%) .NET
3 30 (4.59%) Node.js
4 27 (4.13%) Kafka
5 22 (3.37%) HTML
6 14 (2.14%) REST
7 11 (1.68%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (1.53%) HTML5
8 10 (1.53%) LAMP
9 9 (1.38%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.23%) CSS
10 8 (1.23%) SAML
11 7 (1.07%) JSON
12 6 (0.92%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.92%) Laravel
12 6 (0.92%) PySpark
12 6 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.92%) Symfony
12 6 (0.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.15%) Public Cloud
2 82 (12.56%) Cloud Native
3 27 (4.13%) Private Cloud
4 22 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.53%) User Experience
11 9 (1.38%) PKI
12 8 (1.23%) Derivative
12 8 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.07%) Replication
14 6 (0.92%) PMI
15 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 186 (28.48%) Linux
2 144 (22.05%) Windows
3 57 (8.73%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.83%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.76%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.30%) Unix
8 12 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.38%) CentOS
10 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.92%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.46%) VMS
14 2 (0.31%) Android
14 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (53.14%) DevOps
2 165 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (16.54%) Infrastructure as Code
4 81 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (7.81%) Microservices
7 50 (7.66%) Migration
8 49 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 47 (7.20%) Analytics
9 47 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (6.74%) Fintech
12 43 (6.58%) Configuration Management
13 41 (6.28%) Deployment Automation
14 39 (5.97%) Scrum
15 38 (5.82%) Cybersecurity
15 38 (5.82%) Mentoring
16 35 (5.36%) ITIL
17 34 (5.21%) Data Security
18 33 (5.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 220 (33.69%) Python
2 108 (16.54%) PowerShell
3 96 (14.70%) SQL
4 74 (11.33%) Java
5 59 (9.04%) JavaScript
6 51 (7.81%) Bash Shell
7 39 (5.97%) Ruby
8 35 (5.36%) Go
9 31 (4.75%) Scala
10 26 (3.98%) C#
11 25 (3.83%) Perl
12 19 (2.91%) PHP
13 14 (2.14%) Groovy
14 12 (1.84%) C
14 12 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.68%) C++
15 11 (1.68%) R
16 6 (0.92%) VBScript
17 4 (0.61%) Java 8
18 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (12.25%) Degree
2 39 (5.97%) AWS Certification
3 24 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.14%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.53%) CCNA
8 10 (1.53%) MCSE
9 6 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.77%) CCIE
10 5 (0.77%) CISSP
10 5 (0.77%) MCSA
11 3 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.46%) CCNP
11 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.31%) CISM
12 2 (0.31%) RHCE
12 2 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.68%) SLA
2 18 (2.76%) NIST
3 17 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.45%) GDPR
5 14 (2.14%) QA
6 9 (1.38%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.92%) NIST 800
7 6 (0.92%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 2 (0.31%) NCSC
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 144 (22.05%) Docker
2 88 (13.48%) Active Directory
3 46 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.53%) vSphere
7 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.07%) vCloud
8 7 (1.07%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.46%) HDFS
9 3 (0.46%) XenApp
9 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.46%) zsh
10 2 (0.31%) Xen
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.15%) KVM
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 209 (32.01%) Terraform
2 147 (22.51%) Kubernetes
3 134 (20.52%) Ansible
4 49 (7.50%) Puppet
5 37 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.14%) SCCM
8 12 (1.84%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.53%) Kibana
10 8 (1.23%) Grafana
10 8 (1.23%) Nagios
11 7 (1.07%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.92%) Cobbler
12 6 (0.92%) Packer
12 6 (0.92%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.92%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.61%) logstash
14 4 (0.61%) Mesos
14 4 (0.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 165 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.70%) Google
3 73 (11.18%) VMware
4 35 (5.36%) Cisco
5 25 (3.83%) Citrix
6 24 (3.68%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.14%) Dell
8 14 (2.14%) EMC
8 14 (2.14%) HP
8 14 (2.14%) Splunk
9 13 (1.99%) IBM
10 12 (1.84%) Hitachi
10 12 (1.84%) Juniper
11 10 (1.53%) Oracle
12 9 (1.38%) Meraki
12 9 (1.38%) NetApp
12 9 (1.38%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.23%) Veeam