Period
to 27 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 397 531
Rank change year-on-year +88 +134 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,501 1,311 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.76% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.79% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,262 1,074 734
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £32,679
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,625 £73,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%

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 138,198 166,020 164,639
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.37% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 109,765 134,892 136,242
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 27 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Top 15 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 27 May 2019. 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 +100 1,405 £60,000 +2.56% 253
UK excluding London +77 788 £52,500 +5.00% 161
London +87 694 £67,500 +3.85% 111
South East +28 237 £52,500 -4.55% 30
North of England +120 209 £50,000 +11.11% 44
Midlands +97 113 £55,000 +12.82% 20
North West +77 105 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Yorkshire +68 88 £50,000 +17.65% 15
East of England +35 85 £55,000 -4.35% 33
South West +29 72 £54,000 +8.00% 15
Scotland -7 67 £53,400 +18.67% 12
West Midlands +60 65 £60,000 +29.73% 9
East Midlands +62 48 £55,000 - 11
North East +25 20 £41,750 +28.46% 9
Wales +23 19 £45,000 -8.24% 3

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 1,042 (69.42%) Amazon AWS
2 807 (53.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 726 (48.37%) DevOps
4 685 (45.64%) Linux
5 647 (43.10%) Python
6 534 (35.58%) Windows
7 494 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
8 435 (28.98%) Ansible
9 424 (28.25%) Terraform
10 385 (25.65%) Docker
11 379 (25.25%) Microsoft
12 358 (23.85%) Google Cloud Platform
13 341 (22.72%) Puppet
14 337 (22.45%) Kubernetes
15 319 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 305 (20.32%) Opscode Chef
17 299 (19.92%) VMware
17 299 (19.92%) PowerShell
18 281 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
19 276 (18.39%) Bash Shell
20 263 (17.52%) Ruby
21 258 (17.19%) Java
22 257 (17.12%) Google
23 238 (15.86%) Finance
24 235 (15.66%) Active Directory
25 229 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
26 226 (15.06%) SQL
27 218 (14.52%) Configuration Management
28 215 (14.32%) Software Engineering
29 212 (14.12%) IaaS

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 (3.73%) IIS
2 45 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 40 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.60%) Apache
6 37 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 34 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 30 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 25 (1.67%) Confluence
10 21 (1.40%) JBoss
11 17 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.07%) nginx
13 13 (0.87%) SAS
14 11 (0.73%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.73%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 6 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.27%) CloudStack
18 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,042 (69.42%) Amazon AWS
2 807 (53.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 358 (23.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 212 (14.12%) IaaS
5 178 (11.86%) Office 365
6 164 (10.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 129 (8.59%) PaaS
8 121 (8.06%) SaaS
9 100 (6.66%) Serverless
10 82 (5.46%) Azure Stack
11 80 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
12 79 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
13 76 (5.06%) Amazon S3
14 71 (4.73%) IBM Cloud
15 66 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
16 62 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 53 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
17 53 (3.53%) GitHub
18 39 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 37 (2.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 145 (9.66%) Firewall
2 102 (6.80%) DNS
3 79 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 74 (4.93%) Internet
5 48 (3.20%) Network Security
6 45 (3.00%) VPN
7 42 (2.80%) DHCP
8 33 (2.20%) SAN
9 30 (2.00%) WAN
10 26 (1.73%) LAN
11 23 (1.53%) VLAN
12 22 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (1.33%) iSCSI
14 17 (1.13%) HTTP
15 15 (1.00%) NAS
16 10 (0.67%) Broadband
16 10 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.67%) Skype
17 8 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
18 7 (0.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.93%) Big Data
3 69 (4.60%) MySQL
4 42 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 37 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (2.40%) Hadoop
7 30 (2.00%) MongoDB
7 30 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (1.47%) BigQuery
10 17 (1.13%) Data Lake
10 17 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.87%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.73%) Amazon Athena
14 11 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 195 (12.99%) Jenkins
2 111 (7.40%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 53 (3.53%) JIRA
4 39 (2.60%) Bitbucket
5 26 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.40%) GitLab
7 21 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.20%) Travis CI
9 15 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.80%) Maven
11 10 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.60%) Selenium
13 8 (0.53%) Chocolatey
13 8 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.53%) NUnit
13 8 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.47%) Gradle
14 7 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 238 (15.86%) Finance
2 126 (8.39%) Retail
3 120 (7.99%) Banking
4 36 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.60%) Marketing
7 20 (1.33%) Games
8 14 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.87%) Electronics
10 12 (0.80%) Advertising
11 11 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.47%) Law
13 6 (0.40%) Front Office
14 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
17 1 (0.067%) International Banking
17 1 (0.067%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.26%) Web Services
2 74 (4.93%) .NET
3 54 (3.60%) Node.js
4 51 (3.40%) JSON
5 36 (2.40%) Kafka
6 30 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
7 29 (1.93%) YAML
8 28 (1.87%) HTML
9 24 (1.60%) .NET Core
10 23 (1.53%) RESTful
11 21 (1.40%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 20 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (1.20%) CSS
14 16 (1.07%) REST
15 15 (1.00%) X-Windows
16 14 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (0.80%) AngularJS
18 11 (0.73%) LDAP
19 10 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 205 (13.66%) Public Cloud
2 156 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 143 (9.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 76 (5.06%) Fintech
5 59 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
8 41 (2.73%) Cloud Native
9 38 (2.53%) Private Cloud
10 30 (2.00%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.53%) User Experience
13 22 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.40%) Internet of Things
15 13 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 13 (0.87%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (0.73%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.73%) Video on Demand
17 10 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 685 (45.64%) Linux
2 534 (35.58%) Windows
3 188 (12.52%) Windows Server
4 103 (6.86%) Unix
5 48 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (2.53%) CentOS
7 37 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.40%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 22 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 19 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.20%) Fedora
14 18 (1.20%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
15 10 (0.67%) Debian
16 7 (0.47%) AIX
16 7 (0.47%) Android
17 3 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (48.37%) DevOps
2 494 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 281 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
5 218 (14.52%) Configuration Management
6 215 (14.32%) Software Engineering
7 179 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (7.40%) Scrum
10 107 (7.13%) Open Source
11 104 (6.93%) ITIL
12 102 (6.80%) Migration
13 100 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 97 (6.46%) Artificial Intelligence
15 92 (6.13%) Mentoring
16 88 (5.86%) Deployment Automation
16 88 (5.86%) Network Virtualisation
17 87 (5.80%) Computer Science
18 83 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
19 78 (5.20%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 647 (43.10%) Python
2 299 (19.92%) PowerShell
3 276 (18.39%) Bash Shell
4 263 (17.52%) Ruby
5 258 (17.19%) Java
6 226 (15.06%) SQL
7 140 (9.33%) JavaScript
8 110 (7.33%) C#
9 97 (6.46%) Go
10 77 (5.13%) Perl
11 62 (4.13%) Shell Script
12 56 (3.73%) Groovy
13 31 (2.07%) C++
14 25 (1.67%) Scala
15 20 (1.33%) C
16 13 (0.87%) PHP
16 13 (0.87%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.47%) Java 8
18 6 (0.40%) R
18 6 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (7.66%) Degree
2 78 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (4.60%) AWS Certification
4 49 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 38 (2.53%) MCSE
6 37 (2.47%) CISSP
7 33 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 32 (2.13%) MCSA
9 23 (1.53%) CEH
10 19 (1.27%) CCNA
11 17 (1.13%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.07%) RHCE
13 15 (1.00%) NCIE
13 15 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.93%) CISM
15 13 (0.87%) SANS
16 10 (0.67%) PhD
17 9 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.20%) QA
1 18 (1.20%) SLA
2 14 (0.93%) GDPR
3 10 (0.67%) COBIT
4 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.13%) FISMA
6 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.067%) PMO
7 1 (0.067%) PSD2
7 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 385 (25.65%) Docker
2 235 (15.66%) Active Directory
3 229 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (10.39%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (1.73%) vSphere
7 25 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.00%) LXC
8 15 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (0.87%) XenApp
10 12 (0.80%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.73%) vCloud
12 10 (0.67%) Squid
13 9 (0.60%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.33%) Xen
17 4 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 435 (28.98%) Ansible
2 424 (28.25%) Terraform
3 341 (22.72%) Puppet
4 337 (22.45%) Kubernetes
5 305 (20.32%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (4.40%) SCCM
7 33 (2.20%) Packer
8 32 (2.13%) Salt
9 31 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (1.40%) Nagios
11 18 (1.20%) Grafana
11 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (1.20%) SCOM
12 16 (1.07%) Prometheus
12 16 (1.07%) Tivoli
13 15 (1.00%) Cobbler
13 15 (1.00%) Mesos
14 13 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.67%) Consul
15 10 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 379 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 299 (19.92%) VMware
3 257 (17.12%) Google
4 101 (6.73%) Oracle
5 80 (5.33%) IBM
6 72 (4.80%) Cisco
7 56 (3.73%) Red Hat
8 55 (3.66%) Citrix
9 42 (2.80%) NetApp
10 38 (2.53%) Atlassian
11 29 (1.93%) Splunk
12 26 (1.73%) HP
13 21 (1.40%) SolarWinds
14 20 (1.33%) WorldPay
15 19 (1.27%) Apple
16 17 (1.13%) Juniper
17 16 (1.07%) EMC
17 16 (1.07%) Spotify
18 15 (1.00%) EnterpriseDB
19 14 (0.93%) Qualys