Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 513 586
Rank change year-on-year +110 +73 +223
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,315 871 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,076 733 759
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,679 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +99 1,199 £58,500 +6.36% 170
UK excluding London +82 700 £50,000 +5.26% 99
London +133 591 £65,000 +8.33% 81
South East -24 249 £55,000 - 29
East of England +72 124 £57,500 +21.05% 17
North of England +2 109 £45,000 - 20
Scotland +31 86 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West +33 75 £50,000 -16.67% 14
North West -13 64 £47,500 +3.26% 9
Midlands -1 44 £48,750 +25.81% 9
Yorkshire +41 29 £42,500 -10.53% 10
West Midlands -3 27 £46,250 +30.28% 6
East Midlands -5 16 £55,000 +83.33% 3
North East -23 16 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Wales -5 12 £49,039 +15.38% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 -

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 875 (66.54%) Amazon AWS
2 755 (57.41%) Linux
3 633 (48.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 630 (47.91%) DevOps
5 591 (44.94%) Python
6 440 (33.46%) Agile Software Development
7 420 (31.94%) Ansible
8 365 (27.76%) Windows
9 361 (27.45%) Puppet
10 328 (24.94%) Microsoft
11 325 (24.71%) Docker
12 309 (23.50%) Opscode Chef
13 277 (21.06%) Jenkins
14 250 (19.01%) Ruby
15 245 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
15 245 (18.63%) Configuration Management
16 244 (18.56%) Bash Shell
17 232 (17.64%) PowerShell
18 221 (16.81%) Web Services
19 218 (16.58%) Java
20 211 (16.05%) VMware
21 202 (15.36%) Terraform
22 195 (14.83%) SaaS
23 186 (14.14%) Kubernetes
24 180 (13.69%) Windows Server
25 163 (12.40%) SQL Server
26 161 (12.24%) Software Engineering
27 160 (12.17%) Firewall
28 159 (12.09%) AWS CloudFormation
29 157 (11.94%) Finance

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 99 (7.53%) OpenStack
2 72 (5.48%) Apache
3 62 (4.71%) nginx
4 56 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (3.73%) MS Exchange
6 46 (3.50%) SharePoint
7 44 (3.35%) Tomcat
8 33 (2.51%) Apache Spark
9 32 (2.43%) IIS
10 22 (1.67%) Jetty
11 14 (1.06%) CloudStack
11 14 (1.06%) CMS
11 14 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.99%) Confluence
12 13 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.53%) JBoss
16 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.46%) Magento
3 5 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Eikon
5 1 (0.076%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 875 (66.54%) Amazon AWS
2 633 (48.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (14.83%) SaaS
4 159 (12.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 144 (10.95%) Office 365
6 137 (10.42%) IaaS
7 134 (10.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 116 (8.82%) PaaS
9 101 (7.68%) Amazon EC2
10 76 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
11 64 (4.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 58 (4.41%) Amazon S3
12 58 (4.41%) OpenShift
13 51 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 48 (3.65%) GitHub
15 46 (3.50%) Serverless
16 42 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
17 25 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
18 20 (1.52%) Route 53
19 18 (1.37%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 160 (12.17%) Firewall
2 121 (9.20%) DNS
3 89 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 78 (5.93%) Network Security
5 74 (5.63%) LAN
6 69 (5.25%) Internet
7 68 (5.17%) WAN
8 65 (4.94%) VPN
9 59 (4.49%) DHCP
10 56 (4.26%) SAN
11 29 (2.21%) HTTP
12 24 (1.83%) Unified Communications
13 23 (1.75%) VoIP
14 22 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (1.60%) BGP
15 21 (1.60%) OSPF
16 18 (1.37%) SSL
16 18 (1.37%) Wireless
17 15 (1.14%) EIGRP
17 15 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.00%) MySQL
3 70 (5.32%) Big Data
4 61 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 59 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 56 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 41 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (1.83%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.44%) Redis
13 16 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.76%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.76%) Data Lake
17 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 277 (21.06%) Jenkins
2 136 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.65%) Maven
4 43 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (2.51%) Hudson
6 32 (2.43%) Vagrant
7 30 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (1.98%) Subversion
9 25 (1.90%) JIRA
9 25 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.67%) Artifactory
10 22 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.44%) Selenium
12 18 (1.37%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.29%) Gitweb
13 17 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 16 (1.22%) GitLab
15 15 (1.14%) JUnit
15 15 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 157 (11.94%) Finance
2 83 (6.31%) Retail
3 36 (2.74%) Banking
3 36 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.36%) Games
5 23 (1.75%) Marketing
6 22 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.52%) Billing
8 14 (1.06%) Electronics
8 14 (1.06%) Publishing
9 10 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.68%) Legal
11 5 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.23%) Automotive
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Back Office
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.076%) Advertising
14 1 (0.076%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (16.81%) Web Services
2 92 (7.00%) Node.js
3 73 (5.55%) .NET
4 72 (5.48%) AngularJS
5 57 (4.33%) HTML
6 51 (3.88%) REST
7 50 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
8 49 (3.73%) LAMP
8 49 (3.73%) Spring
9 38 (2.89%) CSS
10 36 (2.74%) JSON
11 32 (2.43%) Akka
12 29 (2.21%) RESTful
13 22 (1.67%) HTML5
14 21 (1.60%) .NET Framework
14 21 (1.60%) Middleware
15 20 (1.52%) LDAP
15 20 (1.52%) React
16 19 (1.44%) ASP.NET
17 18 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (11.41%) Public Cloud
2 129 (9.81%) Data Centre
3 89 (6.77%) Private Cloud
4 85 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (6.39%) Computer Science
6 81 (6.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 48 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
8 46 (3.50%) Management Information System
9 39 (2.97%) Fintech
10 26 (1.98%) User Experience
11 21 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
13 17 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.29%) Semantic Web
14 16 (1.22%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.14%) Replication
16 13 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 12 (0.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 755 (57.41%) Linux
2 365 (27.76%) Windows
3 180 (13.69%) Windows Server
4 100 (7.60%) Unix
5 90 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (4.26%) CentOS
8 34 (2.59%) Ubuntu
9 31 (2.36%) Mac OS
9 31 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.91%) VMS
11 10 (0.76%) Solaris
11 10 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.61%) AIX
14 7 (0.53%) HPUX
15 6 (0.46%) Debian
16 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.38%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (47.91%) DevOps
2 440 (33.46%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (18.63%) Configuration Management
3 245 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
4 161 (12.24%) Software Engineering
5 154 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
6 133 (10.11%) Open Source
7 132 (10.04%) Scrum
8 129 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 126 (9.58%) ITIL
10 124 (9.43%) E-Commerce
11 98 (7.45%) Microservices
12 90 (6.84%) Test Automation
13 83 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
14 72 (5.48%) TDD
15 71 (5.40%) Migration
16 69 (5.25%) Cloud Operations
17 59 (4.49%) Service Delivery
18 56 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
18 56 (4.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 591 (44.94%) Python
2 250 (19.01%) Ruby
3 244 (18.56%) Bash Shell
4 232 (17.64%) PowerShell
5 218 (16.58%) Java
6 150 (11.41%) SQL
7 85 (6.46%) Perl
8 79 (6.01%) C#
9 70 (5.32%) Go
10 68 (5.17%) JavaScript
11 66 (5.02%) PHP
12 40 (3.04%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.89%) Scala
14 35 (2.66%) C++
15 24 (1.83%) Groovy
16 8 (0.61%) R
17 7 (0.53%) C
18 4 (0.30%) VB
19 2 (0.15%) VBScript
20 1 (0.076%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 131 (9.96%) Degree
2 79 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (5.55%) MCSE
4 65 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 62 (4.71%) AWS Certification
6 59 (4.49%) MCSA
7 47 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (2.81%) CCNA
9 33 (2.51%) MCITP
10 31 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.06%) CCNP
13 12 (0.91%) SC Cleared
14 9 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.61%) PhD
16 6 (0.46%) MCP
16 6 (0.46%) RHCE
17 5 (0.38%) CCIE
18 4 (0.30%) EMCSA
19 3 (0.23%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.95%) GCP
2 35 (2.66%) QA
3 26 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.98%) SLA
4 5 (0.38%) PMO
5 4 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.076%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 325 (24.71%) Docker
2 153 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 135 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (8.67%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (2.89%) vSphere
7 23 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (1.60%) BitLocker
9 20 (1.52%) vCloud
9 20 (1.52%) Xen
10 19 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.14%) Ceph
11 15 (1.14%) XenApp
12 9 (0.68%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.53%) Varnish
13 7 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.53%) XenServer
14 5 (0.38%) HDFS
14 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 420 (31.94%) Ansible
2 361 (27.45%) Puppet
3 309 (23.50%) Opscode Chef
4 202 (15.36%) Terraform
5 186 (14.14%) Kubernetes
6 56 (4.26%) Nagios
7 50 (3.80%) SCCM
8 42 (3.19%) Salt
9 40 (3.04%) SCOM
10 33 (2.51%) vCenter Server
11 26 (1.98%) SCVMM
12 24 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
13 21 (1.60%) Kibana
14 20 (1.52%) Packer
15 17 (1.29%) HAProxy
16 16 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
17 15 (1.14%) ZABBIX
18 14 (1.06%) Consul
18 14 (1.06%) Mesos
Vendors
1 328 (24.94%) Microsoft
2 211 (16.05%) VMware
3 144 (10.95%) Google
4 120 (9.13%) Red Hat
5 119 (9.05%) Cisco
6 105 (7.98%) Splunk
7 85 (6.46%) Oracle
8 51 (3.88%) Citrix
9 43 (3.27%) Veeam
10 37 (2.81%) AppDynamics
11 34 (2.59%) Qualys
12 33 (2.51%) New Relic
13 31 (2.36%) WorldPay
14 29 (2.21%) SAP
15 26 (1.98%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.90%) McAfee
17 23 (1.75%) IBM
18 18 (1.37%) HP
18 18 (1.37%) Ivanti
19 15 (1.14%) hybris