Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 543 727
Rank change year-on-year +101 +184 +227
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1183 905 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.49% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 927 766 526
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +78 1097 £55,000 - 65
UK excluding London +99 663 £50,000 -4.76% 39
London +100 511 £65,000 +8.33% 29
South East +3 264 £55,000 - 13
North of England +45 115 £46,000 +1.10% 5
East of England +54 108 £52,500 +16.67% 10
North West +13 68 £50,000 - 2
South West +27 59 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Wales +57 48 £49,039 +0.59% 1
Midlands +11 43 £36,500 -14.12% 6
Yorkshire +27 32 £43,750 +16.67% 2
Scotland +5 28 £65,000 +73.33% 2
East Midlands +49 26 £35,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -12 19 £45,000 - 5
North East +22 15 £36,000 +16.13% 1
Northern Ireland -22 2 £47,500 +41.79%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Cloud Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 733 (61.96%) Amazon AWS
2 584 (49.37%) Linux
3 556 (47.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 450 (38.04%) DevOps
5 412 (34.83%) Puppet
6 378 (31.95%) Python
7 360 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 340 (28.74%) Ansible
9 337 (28.49%) Windows
9 337 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
10 302 (25.53%) Opscode Chef
11 275 (23.25%) VMware
12 255 (21.56%) Docker
13 234 (19.78%) Active Directory
14 227 (19.19%) Jenkins
15 208 (17.58%) PowerShell
16 200 (16.91%) Configuration Management
17 193 (16.31%) Finance
18 189 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 186 (15.72%) IaaS
20 182 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
21 179 (15.13%) Ruby
21 179 (15.13%) Java
22 175 (14.79%) Windows Server
23 174 (14.71%) PaaS
24 169 (14.29%) SQL
25 168 (14.20%) DNS
26 165 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
27 162 (13.69%) Firewall
28 154 (13.02%) Web Services

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 86 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 65 (5.49%) Apache
3 61 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (4.06%) MS Exchange
5 43 (3.63%) nginx
6 42 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 41 (3.47%) IIS
8 36 (3.04%) SharePoint
9 34 (2.87%) Confluence
10 29 (2.45%) Skype for Business
11 27 (2.28%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.94%) Apache Spark
13 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 14 (1.18%) Jetty
15 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.34%) NServiceBus
18 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.085%) Magento
1 1 (0.085%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 733 (61.96%) Amazon AWS
2 556 (47.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (15.72%) IaaS
4 174 (14.71%) PaaS
5 139 (11.75%) SaaS
6 136 (11.50%) Office 365
7 112 (9.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 103 (8.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 75 (6.34%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (4.48%) Amazon S3
12 44 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 35 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (2.87%) GitHub
15 33 (2.79%) Serverless
16 28 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
17 24 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
18 23 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (1.78%) OpenShift
20 15 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 168 (14.20%) DNS
2 162 (13.69%) Firewall
3 123 (10.40%) VPN
4 97 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 81 (6.85%) Internet
6 66 (5.58%) DHCP
7 64 (5.41%) SAN
8 58 (4.90%) WAN
9 36 (3.04%) SSL
10 33 (2.79%) HTTP
11 29 (2.45%) LAN
12 24 (2.03%) Network Security
13 23 (1.94%) DMZ
13 23 (1.94%) IPsec
14 22 (1.86%) Skype
14 22 (1.86%) VoIP
15 20 (1.69%) MPLS
16 17 (1.44%) VLAN
17 16 (1.35%) NAS
18 15 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.00%) MySQL
3 68 (5.75%) Big Data
4 66 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 61 (5.16%) MongoDB
6 52 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
7 43 (3.63%) Hadoop
8 38 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.10%) Blockchain
13 11 (0.93%) Redis
14 8 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.42%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.42%) DocumentDB
16 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 227 (19.19%) Jenkins
2 133 (11.24%) Git (software)
3 68 (5.75%) TeamCity
4 65 (5.49%) JIRA
5 47 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 29 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (1.35%) Hudson
9 16 (1.35%) Maven
10 15 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.01%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.85%) Gitweb
13 8 (0.68%) Selenium
14 7 (0.59%) Ant
14 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.59%) Subversion
14 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 193 (16.31%) Finance
2 74 (6.26%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.06%) Banking
4 43 (3.63%) Electronics
5 38 (3.21%) Marketing
6 35 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.87%) Law
8 23 (1.94%) Retail
9 14 (1.18%) Legal
10 12 (1.01%) Automotive
11 10 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.68%) Games
13 7 (0.59%) Front Office
13 7 (0.59%) Publishing
14 5 (0.42%) Swedish Language
15 4 (0.34%) Advertising
15 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Back Office
16 3 (0.25%) Hindi Language
16 3 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (13.02%) Web Services
2 93 (7.86%) .NET
3 38 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
4 35 (2.96%) Node.js
5 32 (2.70%) RESTful
6 28 (2.37%) REST
7 23 (1.94%) AngularJS
7 23 (1.94%) ASP.NET
7 23 (1.94%) LAMP
7 23 (1.94%) React
8 22 (1.86%) HTML
9 17 (1.44%) JSON
10 16 (1.35%) CSS
11 15 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (1.10%) Spring
13 12 (1.01%) HTML5
14 10 (0.85%) Kafka
15 8 (0.68%) .NET Framework
16 7 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.60%) Public Cloud
2 123 (10.40%) Data Centre
3 113 (9.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 80 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.65%) Private Cloud
6 48 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 47 (3.97%) Computer Science
8 41 (3.47%) Fintech
9 30 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (2.28%) Cloud Native
10 27 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
11 22 (1.86%) Replication
12 21 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (1.52%) User Experience
14 17 (1.44%) Clustering
14 17 (1.44%) Mobile App
15 15 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.01%) PKI
16 12 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 584 (49.37%) Linux
2 337 (28.49%) Windows
3 175 (14.79%) Windows Server
4 100 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (8.28%) Unix
6 93 (7.86%) CentOS
7 67 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 27 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (2.20%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.35%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.01%) Debian
13 12 (1.01%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.59%) Android
15 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.34%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (38.04%) DevOps
2 337 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (16.91%) Configuration Management
4 182 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 165 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
6 140 (11.83%) Software Engineering
7 128 (10.82%) ITIL
8 118 (9.97%) Open Source
9 117 (9.89%) TDD
10 116 (9.81%) High Availability
11 90 (7.61%) Migration
12 89 (7.52%) Microservices
13 84 (7.10%) Service Delivery
14 67 (5.66%) Scrum
15 63 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
16 58 (4.90%) E-Commerce
17 55 (4.65%) BDD
18 49 (4.14%) Runbook
19 46 (3.89%) Auto-Scaling
20 42 (3.55%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 378 (31.95%) Python
2 208 (17.58%) PowerShell
3 179 (15.13%) Java
3 179 (15.13%) Ruby
4 169 (14.29%) SQL
5 145 (12.26%) Bash Shell
6 104 (8.79%) Perl
7 95 (8.03%) C#
8 72 (6.09%) Go
9 69 (5.83%) JavaScript
10 57 (4.82%) C++
11 49 (4.14%) C
12 41 (3.47%) Shell Script
13 33 (2.79%) PHP
14 12 (1.01%) Scala
15 10 (0.85%) Clojure
16 9 (0.76%) Groovy
17 7 (0.59%) VBScript
18 5 (0.42%) Fortran
19 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (9.72%) Degree
2 79 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 67 (5.66%) MCSE
5 52 (4.40%) MCSA
6 39 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 36 (3.04%) AWS Certification
8 32 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.86%) CCNA
11 21 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (1.18%) CCNP
13 10 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.76%) CISSP
15 8 (0.68%) CISM
15 8 (0.68%) NCIE
16 7 (0.59%) MCITP
16 7 (0.59%) MCP
16 7 (0.59%) SANS
17 6 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.38%) QA
2 30 (2.54%) SLA
3 23 (1.94%) GCP
4 19 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.34%) COBIT
6 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.085%) PMO
System Software
1 255 (21.56%) Docker
2 234 (19.78%) Active Directory
3 189 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 140 (11.83%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.37%) vSphere
6 27 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.28%) XenApp
7 20 (1.69%) Xen
8 18 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.27%) BitLocker
10 15 (1.27%) vCloud
11 12 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.93%) KVM
12 11 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.42%) Samba
15 4 (0.34%) NFS
15 4 (0.34%) XenServer
16 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 412 (34.83%) Puppet
2 340 (28.74%) Ansible
3 302 (25.53%) Opscode Chef
4 140 (11.83%) Kubernetes
5 127 (10.74%) Terraform
6 51 (4.31%) SCCM
7 46 (3.89%) Nagios
8 31 (2.62%) SCOM
9 27 (2.28%) Rundeck
10 24 (2.03%) Grafana
11 18 (1.52%) SCVMM
12 15 (1.27%) Packer
13 14 (1.18%) HAProxy
13 14 (1.18%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.10%) Salt
15 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
16 9 (0.76%) Kibana
17 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
17 7 (0.59%) ThinApp
17 7 (0.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 360 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 275 (23.25%) VMware
3 126 (10.65%) Cisco
4 120 (10.14%) Google
5 108 (9.13%) Red Hat
6 102 (8.62%) Splunk
7 70 (5.92%) Citrix
8 61 (5.16%) HP
9 40 (3.38%) NetApp
10 39 (3.30%) IBM
11 36 (3.04%) SAP
12 34 (2.87%) Oracle
13 24 (2.03%) Juniper
14 23 (1.94%) McAfee
14 23 (1.94%) New Relic
15 21 (1.78%) SaltStack
15 21 (1.78%) Veeam
16 18 (1.52%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.27%) AppDynamics
17 15 (1.27%) F5