Period
to 22 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 447 544
Rank change year-on-year +44 +97 +200
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,227 1,197 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,010 938 767
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +2.33%
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -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 156,023 173,459 183,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,579 139,186 153,783
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,195 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.46% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 2018. 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 +47 1,115 £60,000 +9.09% 173
UK excluding London +30 648 £52,500 +5.00% 118
London +59 537 £70,000 +7.69% 69
South East -24 206 £57,500 +4.55% 36
North of England +90 172 £50,000 +4.17% 36
East of England +2 85 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Yorkshire +87 84 £52,500 +20.00% 11
North West +34 74 £50,000 - 22
South West +7 61 £50,000 - 10
Wales +8 50 £49,039 - 7
Midlands +28 45 £49,500 +35.62% 8
West Midlands +62 29 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland -1 26 £50,750 -21.92% 7
East Midlands +1 16 £48,250 +37.86% 1
North East -4 14 £43,750 +18.24% 3
Northern Ireland -1 4 £70,000 +47.37%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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.

1 814 (66.34%) Amazon AWS
2 620 (50.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 617 (50.29%) DevOps
4 581 (47.35%) Linux
5 504 (41.08%) Python
6 398 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
7 383 (31.21%) Ansible
8 353 (28.77%) Docker
9 346 (28.20%) Puppet
10 333 (27.14%) Windows
11 275 (22.41%) VMware
12 271 (22.09%) Bash Shell
13 255 (20.78%) Opscode Chef
13 255 (20.78%) Finance
14 251 (20.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 248 (20.21%) Microsoft
16 247 (20.13%) Kubernetes
17 226 (18.42%) Configuration Management
18 223 (18.17%) Jenkins
19 222 (18.09%) Google Cloud Platform
20 215 (17.52%) Terraform
21 205 (16.71%) SQL
22 204 (16.63%) Ruby
23 198 (16.14%) Continuous Integration
24 196 (15.97%) Java
25 193 (15.73%) PowerShell
25 193 (15.73%) Google
26 185 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
27 174 (14.18%) Active Directory
28 165 (13.45%) 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 56 (4.56%) Apache
2 49 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 48 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (3.83%) OpenStack
5 43 (3.50%) nginx
6 41 (3.34%) IIS
7 35 (2.85%) MS Exchange
8 31 (2.53%) Apache Spark
9 30 (2.44%) Confluence
10 26 (2.12%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.81%) CloudStack
13 10 (0.81%) Drupal
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.73%) WordPress
15 8 (0.65%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.65%) JBoss
15 8 (0.65%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.57%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.081%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 814 (66.34%) Amazon AWS
2 620 (50.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 222 (18.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 141 (11.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 117 (9.54%) Office 365
6 114 (9.29%) IaaS
7 100 (8.15%) Cloud Computing
8 91 (7.42%) PaaS
9 90 (7.33%) SaaS
10 70 (5.70%) Serverless
11 59 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
12 51 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
13 46 (3.75%) Amazon S3
14 41 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 36 (2.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 34 (2.77%) GitHub
17 33 (2.69%) OpenShift
18 32 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 25 (2.04%) Route 53
20 20 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.45%) Firewall
2 81 (6.60%) DNS
3 57 (4.65%) VPN
4 55 (4.48%) Internet
5 45 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 44 (3.59%) Network Security
7 37 (3.02%) LAN
8 34 (2.77%) SAN
9 31 (2.53%) WAN
10 25 (2.04%) DHCP
11 24 (1.96%) VLAN
12 20 (1.63%) VoIP
13 18 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (1.14%) Wireshark
15 13 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.90%) BGP
16 11 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
17 9 (0.73%) HTTP
17 9 (0.73%) iSCSI
17 9 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.82%) Big Data
3 83 (6.76%) MySQL
4 61 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (4.81%) MongoDB
6 53 (4.32%) NoSQL
7 40 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
8 39 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 33 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 32 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 26 (2.12%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.12%) MariaDB
12 24 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.30%) Redis
16 15 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 223 (18.17%) Jenkins
2 133 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 73 (5.95%) JIRA
4 68 (5.54%) Maven
5 53 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 45 (3.67%) Gradle
7 44 (3.59%) TeamCity
8 41 (3.34%) Ant
9 39 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 37 (3.02%) Subversion
11 36 (2.93%) GitLab
12 35 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
13 30 (2.44%) Visual Studio
14 25 (2.04%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (1.30%) Vagrant
17 15 (1.22%) Cucumber
17 15 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 14 (1.14%) SonarQube
19 13 (1.06%) CircleCI
General
1 255 (20.78%) Finance
2 47 (3.83%) Banking
3 44 (3.59%) Retail
4 33 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 26 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.71%) Games
6 21 (1.71%) Marketing
7 17 (1.39%) Law
8 14 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.81%) Front Office
11 9 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.73%) Legal
12 8 (0.65%) Automotive
13 6 (0.49%) Advertising
13 6 (0.49%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Publishing
16 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.081%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (13.04%) Web Services
2 126 (10.27%) .NET
3 37 (3.02%) AngularJS
4 36 (2.93%) REST
5 35 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
6 33 (2.69%) HTML
6 33 (2.69%) Kafka
7 32 (2.61%) LAMP
8 28 (2.28%) JSON
9 26 (2.12%) Node.js
10 23 (1.87%) LEMP Stack
11 20 (1.63%) Middleware
12 18 (1.47%) ASP.NET
13 16 (1.30%) HTML5
14 15 (1.22%) CSS
15 13 (1.06%) React
16 12 (0.98%) LDAP
16 12 (0.98%) X-Windows
17 11 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
17 11 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (12.47%) Public Cloud
2 128 (10.43%) Data Centre
3 75 (6.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 62 (5.05%) Computer Science
5 58 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
7 51 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (3.50%) Cloud Native
9 36 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (2.77%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.77%) Management Information System
11 33 (2.69%) Private Cloud
12 31 (2.53%) Fintech
13 30 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
14 28 (2.28%) User Experience
15 16 (1.30%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.81%) Social Media
17 9 (0.73%) Algorithms
17 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
17 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 581 (47.35%) Linux
2 333 (27.14%) Windows
3 123 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 92 (7.50%) Unix
5 84 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (4.89%) Ubuntu
7 47 (3.83%) CentOS
7 47 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.36%) Windows 10
10 28 (2.28%) Debian
11 16 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.57%) VMS
14 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.41%) DC/OS
15 5 (0.41%) Solaris
15 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (50.29%) DevOps
2 398 (32.44%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (20.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 226 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 198 (16.14%) Continuous Integration
6 150 (12.22%) Software Engineering
7 120 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 118 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
9 111 (9.05%) Deployment Automation
10 107 (8.72%) Test Automation
11 99 (8.07%) ITIL
12 91 (7.42%) Open Source
13 82 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 76 (6.19%) Microservices
14 76 (6.19%) TDD
15 73 (5.95%) Migration
16 70 (5.70%) Load Balancing
17 63 (5.13%) Scrum
18 62 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
19 58 (4.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 504 (41.08%) Python
2 271 (22.09%) Bash Shell
3 205 (16.71%) SQL
4 204 (16.63%) Ruby
5 196 (15.97%) Java
6 193 (15.73%) PowerShell
7 129 (10.51%) Go
8 78 (6.36%) C#
8 78 (6.36%) JavaScript
9 62 (5.05%) Perl
10 37 (3.02%) PHP
11 34 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.44%) C
13 19 (1.55%) R
14 16 (1.30%) Groovy
15 15 (1.22%) C++
15 15 (1.22%) Scala
16 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.57%) Java 8
18 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (7.33%) Degree
2 56 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.40%) AWS Certification
4 37 (3.02%) MCSE
5 32 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (2.28%) CCNA
7 28 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.14%) MCSA
9 11 (0.90%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.73%) MCITP
11 9 (0.73%) RHCA
11 9 (0.73%) RHCE
12 8 (0.65%) CCNP
12 8 (0.65%) CISSP
13 7 (0.57%) VCP6
14 6 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.81%) SLA
2 36 (2.93%) QA
3 19 (1.55%) GDPR
4 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
System Software
1 353 (28.77%) Docker
2 185 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (14.18%) Active Directory
4 116 (9.45%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.02%) vSphere
6 30 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.96%) LXC
8 18 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.65%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.57%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.49%) Xen
13 5 (0.41%) HDFS
13 5 (0.41%) vCloud
14 4 (0.33%) KVM
14 4 (0.33%) NFS
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 383 (31.21%) Ansible
2 346 (28.20%) Puppet
3 255 (20.78%) Opscode Chef
4 247 (20.13%) Kubernetes
5 215 (17.52%) Terraform
6 54 (4.40%) Salt
7 50 (4.07%) Packer
8 40 (3.26%) SCCM
9 25 (2.04%) Prometheus
10 22 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
10 22 (1.79%) Grafana
10 22 (1.79%) Mesos
11 21 (1.71%) Cobbler
12 19 (1.55%) Tivoli
13 17 (1.39%) Nagios
14 14 (1.14%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.98%) SCOM
15 12 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (0.81%) Cacti
16 10 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 275 (22.41%) VMware
2 248 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 193 (15.73%) Google
4 87 (7.09%) Oracle
5 84 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 77 (6.28%) Cisco
7 47 (3.83%) Citrix
8 42 (3.42%) NetApp
9 35 (2.85%) Atlassian
9 35 (2.85%) Splunk
10 27 (2.20%) Rackspace
11 19 (1.55%) HP
12 18 (1.47%) WorldPay
13 17 (1.39%) EnterpriseDB
14 16 (1.30%) Dell
14 16 (1.30%) EMC
14 16 (1.30%) Juniper
15 15 (1.22%) AppDynamics
16 13 (1.06%) SAP
16 13 (1.06%) Sybase