Cloud Engineer Jobs

Cloud Engineer
UK

The median Cloud Engineer salary in the UK is £63,891 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 240 256 262
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,251 1,331 2,717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.44% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.58% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 782 909 1,311
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,874 £42,500
25th Percentile £48,829 £51,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,891 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.71% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £83,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,050 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.07%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 21 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Top 17 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 21 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +1 1,007 £65,000 -3.35% 78
UK excluding London +15 909 £60,000 - 52
Work from Home -55 372 £62,783 -3.41% 45
North of England +22 279 £60,000 +3.17% 13
London -41 262 £85,000 +13.33% 30
Scotland -2 155 £60,000 -13.60% 2
South East -7 146 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Midlands +20 135 £60,000 +9.09% 14
North West -13 126 £57,263 -0.95% 3
Yorkshire +49 115 £62,783 +4.64% 7
South West -26 91 £52,500 -16.00% 6
West Midlands +12 76 £65,000 +18.18% 5
East of England -12 69 £65,000 -7.14% 3
East Midlands +8 59 £57,500 +21.05% 9
North East +5 38 £61,250 +8.89% 3
Wales -10 21 £50,685 +9.68% 2
Northern Ireland +23 13 £75,000 +50.00%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 June 2024, Cloud Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 560 (44.76%) Azure
2 477 (38.13%) AWS
3 387 (30.94%) Terraform
4 297 (23.74%) DevOps
5 286 (22.86%) CI/CD
6 277 (22.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 246 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 245 (19.58%) Microsoft
9 239 (19.10%) Finance
10 210 (16.79%) Agile
11 207 (16.55%) Windows
11 207 (16.55%) Kubernetes
12 200 (15.99%) Social Skills
13 194 (15.51%) Linux
14 189 (15.11%) Software Engineering
15 187 (14.95%) Python
16 179 (14.31%) Cloud Native
17 161 (12.87%) PowerShell
18 155 (12.39%) Roadmaps
19 144 (11.51%) Public Cloud
20 140 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
21 137 (10.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 135 (10.79%) Ansible
23 133 (10.63%) Technical Leadership
24 132 (10.55%) Microsoft 365
25 126 (10.07%) Law
26 125 (9.99%) Windows Server
27 123 (9.83%) Java
28 121 (9.67%) Active Directory
29 119 (9.51%) Docker

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (5.60%) Microsoft Exchange
2 42 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.52%) Confluence
4 12 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (0.88%) Apache
6 5 (0.40%) IIS
7 3 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.24%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.24%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.080%) Moodle
8 1 (0.080%) SAS
8 1 (0.080%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 560 (44.76%) Azure
2 477 (38.13%) AWS
3 132 (10.55%) Microsoft 365
4 115 (9.19%) Azure DevOps
5 104 (8.31%) GCP
6 85 (6.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 79 (6.31%) PaaS
8 76 (6.08%) Serverless
9 73 (5.84%) SaaS
10 72 (5.76%) IaaS
11 69 (5.52%) Entra ID
11 69 (5.52%) OCI
12 63 (5.04%) Datadog
13 52 (4.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
15 47 (3.76%) Amazon S3
15 47 (3.76%) GitHub
16 46 (3.68%) OneDrive
17 43 (3.44%) Dropbox
18 42 (3.36%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.51%) Firewall
2 47 (3.76%) WAN
3 45 (3.60%) VPN
4 44 (3.52%) DNS
5 38 (3.04%) Network Security
6 35 (2.80%) DHCP
7 32 (2.56%) LAN
8 16 (1.28%) VLAN
9 13 (1.04%) IPv4
10 12 (0.96%) SD-WAN
11 10 (0.80%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.48%) BGP
12 6 (0.48%) DMZ
12 6 (0.48%) HTTP
12 6 (0.48%) SSL
12 6 (0.48%) Wireless
12 6 (0.48%) WLAN
13 5 (0.40%) OSPF
14 4 (0.32%) Internet
14 4 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
2 40 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.20%) DynamoDB
3 15 (1.20%) Power BI
4 12 (0.96%) BigQuery
5 10 (0.80%) MySQL
6 7 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.48%) DB2
7 6 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.32%) Tableau
10 3 (0.24%) Airbyte
10 3 (0.24%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.24%) Looker
10 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.24%) Redis
11 2 (0.16%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 89 (7.11%) Git
2 44 (3.52%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.88%) GitLab
4 21 (1.68%) Artifactory
5 19 (1.52%) JIRA
6 11 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.48%) Spinnaker
8 4 (0.32%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.32%) Terragrunt
9 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.24%) JMeter
9 3 (0.24%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.24%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.16%) git-flow
10 2 (0.16%) Subversion
11 1 (0.080%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.080%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.080%) sqlmap
General
1 239 (19.10%) Finance
2 200 (15.99%) Social Skills
3 137 (10.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 126 (10.07%) Law
5 71 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (3.28%) Banking
7 37 (2.96%) Marketing
7 37 (2.96%) Public Sector
8 33 (2.64%) Aerospace
9 20 (1.60%) Legal
9 20 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.36%) Private Banking
11 15 (1.20%) Retail
12 8 (0.64%) Local Government
13 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.40%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.32%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.24%) Advertising
15 3 (0.24%) Games
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.16%) OpenTelemetry
2 33 (2.64%) Kafka
3 25 (2.00%) React
4 23 (1.84%) RESTful
5 22 (1.76%) ARM Templates
6 21 (1.68%) Spring Boot
7 20 (1.60%) Node.js
8 19 (1.52%) Spring
9 18 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.20%) .NET
11 8 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.64%) Svelte
12 7 (0.56%) AWS CDK
13 6 (0.48%) ADO
13 6 (0.48%) Django
13 6 (0.48%) GraphQL
14 5 (0.40%) JSON
14 5 (0.40%) REST
14 5 (0.40%) SAML
14 5 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 179 (14.31%) Cloud Native
2 144 (11.51%) Public Cloud
3 76 (6.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 51 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 47 (3.76%) Distributed Systems
6 42 (3.36%) iPad
7 36 (2.88%) Legacy Code
7 36 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.28%) Product Ownership
10 16 (1.28%) Replication
11 15 (1.20%) IoT
12 14 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (0.88%) Blog
14 10 (0.80%) Cyber Threat
15 9 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
16 8 (0.64%) Handset
17 7 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
18 6 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 207 (16.55%) Windows
2 194 (15.51%) Linux
3 125 (9.99%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.12%) Unix
4 14 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (0.56%) CentOS
7 7 (0.56%) VMS
8 3 (0.24%) SUSE
8 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (23.74%) DevOps
2 286 (22.86%) CI/CD
3 277 (22.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 246 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 210 (16.79%) Agile
6 189 (15.11%) Software Engineering
7 155 (12.39%) Roadmaps
8 140 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (10.63%) Technical Leadership
10 113 (9.03%) Technology Roadmap
11 111 (8.87%) Operational Stability
12 107 (8.55%) Cloud Security
13 104 (8.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 103 (8.23%) Platform Engineering
15 100 (7.99%) Machine Learning
16 91 (7.27%) Artificial Intelligence
17 87 (6.95%) SDLC
18 84 (6.71%) Containerisation
19 83 (6.63%) ITIL
20 78 (6.24%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 187 (14.95%) Python
2 161 (12.87%) PowerShell
3 123 (9.83%) Java
4 94 (7.51%) Bash
5 67 (5.36%) Go
6 50 (4.00%) SQL
7 47 (3.76%) Bicep
8 29 (2.32%) C
8 29 (2.32%) C++
9 28 (2.24%) Rust
10 27 (2.16%) C#
11 25 (2.00%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.88%) Perl
14 11 (0.88%) PHP
15 6 (0.48%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.40%) Ruby
17 4 (0.32%) AWK
17 4 (0.32%) sed
Qualifications
1 78 (6.24%) AWS Certification
2 77 (6.16%) Degree
3 67 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 65 (5.20%) Azure Certification
5 42 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 33 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (2.08%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 18 (1.44%) MCSE
10 14 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.04%) CCNA
12 12 (0.96%) MCITP
13 10 (0.80%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
14 9 (0.72%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
14 9 (0.72%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.48%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.40%) CCNP
17 4 (0.32%) CISSP
17 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
17 4 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.40%) SLA
2 25 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.36%) QA
4 11 (0.88%) Accessibility
5 10 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.64%) GDPR
7 6 (0.48%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.48%) NCSC
8 5 (0.40%) NIST
9 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.24%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.080%) COBIT
11 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.080%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 121 (9.67%) Active Directory
2 119 (9.51%) Docker
3 56 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 48 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.60%) XenApp
5 20 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.56%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.24%) Ceph
9 3 (0.24%) Firmware
9 3 (0.24%) Gluster
9 3 (0.24%) KVM
9 3 (0.24%) oVirt
10 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 387 (30.94%) Terraform
2 207 (16.55%) Kubernetes
3 135 (10.79%) Ansible
4 69 (5.52%) Grafana
5 63 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (2.24%) Puppet
7 20 (1.60%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.44%) SCCM
9 15 (1.20%) Progress Chef
10 11 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 9 (0.72%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.72%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.56%) Opsgenie
14 6 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.40%) SCOM
16 4 (0.32%) CASB
16 4 (0.32%) Istio
16 4 (0.32%) Nagios
17 3 (0.24%) Observium
Vendors
1 245 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.59%) Google
3 71 (5.68%) Oracle
4 69 (5.52%) VMware
5 68 (5.44%) Splunk
6 52 (4.16%) Dynatrace
7 45 (3.60%) Cisco
8 35 (2.80%) Citrix
9 21 (1.68%) HP
10 19 (1.52%) Dell
11 14 (1.12%) Remedy
12 12 (0.96%) Symantec
13 10 (0.80%) BMC
13 10 (0.80%) SolarWinds
13 10 (0.80%) Zscaler
14 9 (0.72%) NetApp
14 9 (0.72%) New Relic
15 7 (0.56%) Meraki
15 7 (0.56%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.56%) Veeam