Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 518 625
Rank change year-on-year +103 +107 +302
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,220 840 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 979 707 717
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £35,400 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,650 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 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 25 February 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 +102 1,130 £57,500 +4.55% 196
UK excluding London +75 680 £50,000 - 104
London +134 522 £65,000 +8.33% 100
South East -15 252 £52,500 -8.70% 32
East of England +91 145 £57,500 +9.52% 22
North of England +13 97 £43,250 -3.89% 18
South West +50 67 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Scotland +16 53 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North West -16 45 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Midlands -8 44 £42,750 -20.47% 17
Yorkshire +25 33 £38,750 -13.89% 6
Wales +20 23 £49,039 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +11 22 £36,500 -5.19% 8
West Midlands -19 21 £43,000 -31.20% 9
North East -7 19 £36,000 +2.86% 2
Northern Ireland -16 1 £35,000 +4.48% 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 801 (65.66%) Amazon AWS
2 662 (54.26%) Linux
3 565 (46.31%) DevOps
4 532 (43.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 481 (39.43%) Python
6 388 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
7 369 (30.25%) Ansible
8 360 (29.51%) Windows
9 353 (28.93%) Puppet
10 338 (27.70%) Microsoft
11 303 (24.84%) Opscode Chef
12 284 (23.28%) Docker
13 250 (20.49%) Jenkins
14 247 (20.25%) Ruby
15 216 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
16 215 (17.62%) PowerShell
17 209 (17.13%) VMware
18 208 (17.05%) Configuration Management
19 204 (16.72%) Bash Shell
20 203 (16.64%) Web Services
21 201 (16.48%) Windows Server
22 195 (15.98%) SaaS
23 187 (15.33%) Firewall
24 184 (15.08%) Java
25 178 (14.59%) SQL
26 161 (13.20%) Office 365
27 159 (13.03%) Finance
28 157 (12.87%) Active Directory
28 157 (12.87%) IaaS
29 156 (12.79%) Kubernetes

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 71 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 68 (5.57%) Apache
3 67 (5.49%) OpenStack
4 49 (4.02%) nginx
4 49 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 48 (3.93%) MS Exchange
6 41 (3.36%) Apache Spark
7 31 (2.54%) Tomcat
8 28 (2.30%) IIS
9 24 (1.97%) Confluence
9 24 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.80%) Jetty
11 19 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
12 18 (1.48%) Skype for Business
13 15 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.57%) CloudStack
17 6 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 59 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Magento
1 5 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 801 (65.66%) Amazon AWS
2 532 (43.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (15.98%) SaaS
4 161 (13.20%) Office 365
5 157 (12.87%) IaaS
6 134 (10.98%) PaaS
7 121 (9.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 93 (7.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 86 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
10 85 (6.97%) Amazon EC2
11 65 (5.33%) GitHub
12 51 (4.18%) Amazon S3
13 47 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 44 (3.61%) OpenShift
15 41 (3.36%) Serverless
16 35 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 29 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
19 18 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
20 17 (1.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 187 (15.33%) Firewall
2 154 (12.62%) DNS
3 131 (10.74%) TCP/IP
4 98 (8.03%) VPN
5 79 (6.48%) Internet
6 75 (6.15%) DHCP
7 70 (5.74%) WAN
8 58 (4.75%) SAN
9 55 (4.51%) LAN
10 50 (4.10%) Network Security
11 33 (2.70%) HTTP
11 33 (2.70%) SSL
12 26 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (2.05%) VoIP
14 21 (1.72%) VLAN
15 18 (1.48%) NAS
16 15 (1.23%) BGP
16 15 (1.23%) Skype
17 14 (1.15%) IPsec
17 14 (1.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.21%) NoSQL
3 83 (6.80%) MySQL
4 73 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 57 (4.67%) Big Data
6 51 (4.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 45 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
8 32 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 24 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (1.39%) Redis
13 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.90%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.82%) BigQuery
16 8 (0.66%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 250 (20.49%) Jenkins
2 132 (10.82%) Git (software)
3 45 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 42 (3.44%) JIRA
5 41 (3.36%) Maven
5 41 (3.36%) TeamCity
6 35 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (2.21%) Subversion
8 25 (2.05%) Hudson
9 24 (1.97%) Artifactory
9 24 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (1.64%) Vagrant
11 18 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.39%) Gitweb
12 17 (1.39%) LINQPad
13 15 (1.23%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.15%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.15%) Selenium
15 12 (0.98%) Fiddler
General
1 159 (13.03%) Finance
2 65 (5.33%) Retail
3 42 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.95%) Banking
5 23 (1.89%) Games
6 21 (1.72%) Electronics
7 19 (1.56%) Law
7 19 (1.56%) Marketing
8 15 (1.23%) Publishing
9 13 (1.07%) Legal
9 13 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.98%) Automotive
11 10 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.49%) Billing
13 5 (0.41%) Swedish Language
14 4 (0.33%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Back Office
15 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (16.64%) Web Services
2 77 (6.31%) Node.js
3 67 (5.49%) .NET
4 59 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 43 (3.52%) HTML
6 42 (3.44%) Spring
7 41 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
8 40 (3.28%) RESTful
9 38 (3.11%) LAMP
10 34 (2.79%) CSS
11 31 (2.54%) JSON
12 29 (2.38%) REST
13 27 (2.21%) Akka
14 26 (2.13%) ASP.NET
15 23 (1.89%) React
16 22 (1.80%) HTML5
16 22 (1.80%) Kafka
17 17 (1.39%) LINQ
18 14 (1.15%) LDAP
19 13 (1.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.90%) Public Cloud
2 132 (10.82%) Data Centre
3 107 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (6.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 75 (6.15%) Private Cloud
6 60 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 53 (4.34%) Computer Science
8 46 (3.77%) Fintech
9 34 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (2.30%) Replication
11 25 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 24 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.80%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (1.39%) Cloud Native
16 15 (1.23%) User Experience
17 11 (0.90%) Robotics
18 10 (0.82%) Semantic Web
18 10 (0.82%) Virtual Team
19 9 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 662 (54.26%) Linux
2 360 (29.51%) Windows
3 201 (16.48%) Windows Server
4 96 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (6.48%) Unix
6 74 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (4.84%) CentOS
8 33 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 24 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.89%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.23%) Mac OS X
11 15 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 14 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.82%) VMS
14 7 (0.57%) Android
14 7 (0.57%) Debian
14 7 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.49%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.49%) Solaris
16 5 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (46.31%) DevOps
2 388 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
4 208 (17.05%) Configuration Management
5 154 (12.62%) Software Engineering
6 136 (11.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 136 (11.15%) Open Source
7 122 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 115 (9.43%) ITIL
9 107 (8.77%) Scrum
10 90 (7.38%) TDD
11 88 (7.21%) Microservices
12 82 (6.72%) Migration
13 74 (6.07%) Cloud Operations
14 68 (5.57%) High Availability
15 63 (5.16%) Service Delivery
16 60 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (4.75%) Test Automation
18 55 (4.51%) Presales
19 51 (4.18%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 481 (39.43%) Python
2 247 (20.25%) Ruby
3 215 (17.62%) PowerShell
4 204 (16.72%) Bash Shell
5 184 (15.08%) Java
6 178 (14.59%) SQL
7 91 (7.46%) JavaScript
8 90 (7.38%) C#
9 81 (6.64%) Perl
10 66 (5.41%) Go
11 53 (4.34%) PHP
12 44 (3.61%) Scala
13 38 (3.11%) C++
14 35 (2.87%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.23%) C
16 13 (1.07%) Groovy
17 9 (0.74%) Clojure
18 5 (0.41%) Fortran
18 5 (0.41%) VB
18 5 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (10.16%) Degree
2 97 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (6.89%) MCSE
4 66 (5.41%) MCSA
5 64 (5.25%) Security Cleared
6 43 (3.52%) AWS Certification
7 30 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (2.21%) MCITP
10 26 (2.13%) CCNA
11 22 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.31%) SC Cleared
13 12 (0.98%) MCP
14 9 (0.74%) CCNP
14 9 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.66%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.57%) RHCE
17 5 (0.41%) CCA
17 5 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.41%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (3.11%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.62%) QA
4 30 (2.46%) GCP
5 26 (2.13%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 284 (23.28%) Docker
2 157 (12.87%) Active Directory
3 140 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (9.51%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.38%) Xen
6 27 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 25 (2.05%) BitLocker
7 25 (2.05%) vSphere
8 19 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.15%) XenApp
11 12 (0.98%) Ceph
12 10 (0.82%) KVM
13 9 (0.74%) vCloud
14 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.49%) XenServer
16 5 (0.41%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.41%) Samba
17 4 (0.33%) HDFS
17 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 369 (30.25%) Ansible
2 353 (28.93%) Puppet
3 303 (24.84%) Opscode Chef
4 156 (12.79%) Kubernetes
5 145 (11.89%) Terraform
6 56 (4.59%) SCCM
7 51 (4.18%) Nagios
8 45 (3.69%) SCOM
9 31 (2.54%) SCVMM
10 24 (1.97%) Kibana
11 22 (1.80%) Salt
12 17 (1.39%) vCenter Server
13 16 (1.31%) HAProxy
14 15 (1.23%) Packer
15 14 (1.15%) Consul
16 11 (0.90%) Rundeck
16 11 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.82%) Backup Exec
17 10 (0.82%) Grafana
18 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 338 (27.70%) Microsoft
2 209 (17.13%) VMware
3 113 (9.26%) Google
4 111 (9.10%) Red Hat
5 94 (7.70%) Cisco
6 93 (7.62%) Splunk
7 68 (5.57%) Oracle
8 53 (4.34%) Citrix
9 35 (2.87%) Qualys
10 34 (2.79%) AppDynamics
10 34 (2.79%) HP
11 31 (2.54%) Veeam
12 28 (2.30%) McAfee
13 26 (2.13%) WorldPay
14 23 (1.89%) New Relic
15 21 (1.72%) NetApp
15 21 (1.72%) SAP
16 19 (1.56%) Juniper
17 18 (1.48%) IBM
18 14 (1.15%) Dell