Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 253 293
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40 +135
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,736 627 1,572
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.31% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.38% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 498 1,252
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £59,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.24% -0.83% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £89,125 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 114,354 45,503 131,343
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.27% 94.96% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 79,204 38,038 106,027
10th Percentile £31,830 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -5 1,479 £65,000 +8.33% 313
UK excluding London -19 780 £60,000 +20.00% 186
London -36 722 £75,000 +3.45% 145
Work from Home -22 498 £64,000 +28.00% 76
South East -19 259 £57,500 +15.97% 37
North of England -48 176 £60,000 +26.32% 54
Midlands -27 128 £62,250 +13.18% 32
North West -24 108 £60,000 +14.29% 35
West Midlands -49 104 £62,500 +13.64% 21
South West -53 80 £52,250 -0.48% 21
East of England -85 52 £52,500 +16.67% 21
Yorkshire -85 50 £60,000 +26.32% 15
Scotland -67 45 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Northern Ireland - 32 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands -58 24 £50,000 -9.09% 11
North East -36 21 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Wales -46 14 £65,000 +30.00% 8

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 1,147 (66.07%) Azure
2 1,050 (60.48%) AWS
3 969 (55.82%) DevOps
4 748 (43.09%) Terraform
5 631 (36.35%) Python
6 544 (31.34%) Infrastructure as Code
7 507 (29.21%) Kubernetes
8 463 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 455 (26.21%) Microsoft
10 451 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
11 447 (25.75%) Linux
12 413 (23.79%) Docker
13 387 (22.29%) Windows
14 376 (21.66%) GCP
15 338 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 329 (18.95%) Ansible
17 319 (18.38%) Finance
18 303 (17.45%) Social Skills
19 294 (16.94%) Bash Shell
20 271 (15.61%) AWS CloudFormation
21 265 (15.26%) Java
22 262 (15.09%) IaaS
23 260 (14.98%) Jenkins
24 257 (14.80%) SQL
25 256 (14.75%) Active Directory
26 252 (14.52%) PaaS
27 239 (13.77%) Serverless
28 236 (13.59%) Software Engineering
29 229 (13.19%) Google
30 214 (12.33%) Public Cloud

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 46 (2.65%) Apache Spark
2 41 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (2.25%) Apache
4 33 (1.90%) Confluence
4 33 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.44%) IIS
6 24 (1.38%) MS Exchange
6 24 (1.38%) nginx
7 16 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 15 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (0.81%) GemFire
10 12 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.29%) Drupal
11 5 (0.29%) WordPress
12 3 (0.17%) Luigi
12 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.12%) SAS
14 1 (0.058%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.058%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.35%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.35%) Revit
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (1.50%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,147 (66.07%) Azure
2 1,050 (60.48%) AWS
3 376 (21.66%) GCP
4 271 (15.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 262 (15.09%) IaaS
6 252 (14.52%) PaaS
7 239 (13.77%) Serverless
8 171 (9.85%) Microsoft 365
9 153 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 141 (8.12%) SaaS
11 107 (6.16%) Cloud Computing
12 106 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
13 94 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 86 (4.95%) Amazon S3
15 81 (4.67%) GitHub
16 75 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
16 75 (4.32%) Amazon ECS
17 64 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 55 (3.17%) Amazon EKS
19 53 (3.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 149 (8.58%) Firewall
2 77 (4.44%) DNS
3 56 (3.23%) HTTP
3 56 (3.23%) VPN
4 49 (2.82%) Network Security
5 47 (2.71%) SAN
5 47 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.61%) DHCP
7 26 (1.50%) Cisco IPT
8 24 (1.38%) Internet
9 23 (1.32%) LAN
9 23 (1.32%) SSL
10 21 (1.21%) WAN
11 18 (1.04%) NAS
12 14 (0.81%) Calico
13 11 (0.63%) Broadband
13 11 (0.63%) SMS
13 11 (0.63%) VoIP
14 10 (0.58%) MPLS
14 10 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.99%) NoSQL
2 87 (5.01%) SQL Server
3 83 (4.78%) Amazon RDS
4 78 (4.49%) Big Data
5 67 (3.86%) MySQL
6 62 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 44 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 43 (2.48%) Amazon Athena
9 43 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 42 (2.42%) Data Lake
11 28 (1.61%) Relational Database
12 25 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
14 21 (1.21%) Redis
15 20 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.04%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.98%) Power BI
17 17 (0.98%) Tableau
18 16 (0.92%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 260 (14.98%) Jenkins
2 188 (10.83%) Git (software)
3 123 (7.09%) GitLab
4 77 (4.44%) JIRA
5 56 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 46 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 44 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (2.30%) Artifactory
9 39 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 39 (2.25%) CircleCI
10 24 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.09%) kappa
11 19 (1.09%) Travis CI
12 16 (0.92%) Protractor
12 16 (0.92%) Selenium
12 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.86%) Gradle
13 15 (0.86%) Maven
14 14 (0.81%) gulp
General
1 319 (18.38%) Finance
2 303 (17.45%) Social Skills
3 89 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.55%) Banking
5 61 (3.51%) Retail
6 58 (3.34%) Law
7 57 (3.28%) Public Sector
8 36 (2.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 34 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
10 30 (1.73%) Automotive
11 23 (1.32%) Games
11 23 (1.32%) Telecoms
12 16 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (0.81%) Legal
14 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.69%) Marketing
14 12 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
15 11 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (7.95%) .NET
2 115 (6.62%) Web Services
3 81 (4.67%) Kafka
4 74 (4.26%) Node.js
5 68 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
6 62 (3.57%) ARM Templates
7 58 (3.34%) AngularJS
7 58 (3.34%) JSON
8 51 (2.94%) REST
9 44 (2.53%) YAML
10 40 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
11 38 (2.19%) Spring
12 35 (2.02%) .NET Core
13 34 (1.96%) React
14 32 (1.84%) Spring Boot
15 30 (1.73%) RESTful
16 22 (1.27%) GraphQL
17 21 (1.21%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.21%) Velocity
18 18 (1.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 214 (12.33%) Public Cloud
2 171 (9.85%) Cloud Native
3 105 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
4 91 (5.24%) Data Centre
5 76 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 45 (2.59%) Clustering
6 45 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 38 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (1.96%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
11 29 (1.67%) Replication
12 27 (1.56%) Private Cloud
13 26 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.27%) NHS
15 19 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 19 (1.09%) PKI
16 18 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
18 14 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 447 (25.75%) Linux
2 387 (22.29%) Windows
3 124 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 59 (3.40%) Unix
5 39 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 38 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (2.13%) CentOS
8 22 (1.27%) VMS
9 21 (1.21%) Ubuntu
10 18 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.81%) Debian
12 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.23%) Android
16 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (55.82%) DevOps
2 544 (31.34%) Infrastructure as Code
3 451 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 236 (13.59%) Software Engineering
6 212 (12.21%) Microservices
7 198 (11.41%) Migration
8 159 (9.16%) Analytics
9 152 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (8.58%) Computer Science
11 138 (7.95%) Configuration Management
12 130 (7.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 127 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
13 127 (7.32%) Scrum
14 118 (6.80%) Deployment Automation
15 96 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 87 (5.01%) Mentoring
17 84 (4.84%) Collaborative Working
17 84 (4.84%) Data Analytics
17 84 (4.84%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 631 (36.35%) Python
2 463 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 294 (16.94%) Bash Shell
4 265 (15.26%) Java
5 257 (14.80%) SQL
6 137 (7.89%) Go
7 106 (6.11%) C#
8 91 (5.24%) JavaScript
9 72 (4.15%) Scala
10 54 (3.11%) C++
11 49 (2.82%) PHP
12 45 (2.59%) Groovy
13 42 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.07%) Ruby
15 24 (1.38%) Perl
16 22 (1.27%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.15%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.81%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.63%) R
20 9 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 159 (9.16%) Degree
2 106 (6.11%) AWS Certification
3 69 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 64 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.30%) CISSP
8 36 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 32 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.32%) PhD
11 21 (1.21%) CCSP
12 20 (1.15%) OCP
12 20 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
13 18 (1.04%) CCNA
14 17 (0.98%) MCSE
15 13 (0.75%) MCSA
16 12 (0.69%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.63%) SLA
2 53 (3.05%) QA
3 34 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.27%) GDPR
5 17 (0.98%) GRC
5 17 (0.98%) NIST
6 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.29%) PMO
10 4 (0.23%) SOC 2
11 3 (0.17%) NCSC
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.058%) COBIT
13 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 413 (23.79%) Docker
2 256 (14.75%) Active Directory
3 100 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (3.34%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.13%) vSphere
7 24 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.40%) vCloud
11 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.23%) HDFS
12 4 (0.23%) iptables
12 4 (0.23%) LXC
13 2 (0.12%) Gluster
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.058%) Firmware
14 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.058%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 748 (43.09%) Terraform
2 507 (29.21%) Kubernetes
3 329 (18.95%) Ansible
4 153 (8.81%) Puppet
5 122 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (6.05%) Grafana
7 81 (4.67%) Prometheus
8 51 (2.94%) SCCM
9 45 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.27%) Rancher
11 21 (1.21%) Kibana
12 19 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (0.92%) SCOM
14 15 (0.86%) Packer
15 13 (0.75%) Istio
16 9 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.52%) logstash
17 8 (0.46%) Consul
17 8 (0.46%) Nagios
18 6 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 455 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 229 (13.19%) Google
3 163 (9.39%) VMware
4 83 (4.78%) Oracle
5 55 (3.17%) Cisco
6 53 (3.05%) Splunk
7 44 (2.53%) Databricks
7 44 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.96%) Citrix
9 31 (1.79%) Dynatrace
10 26 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.27%) Atlassian
12 20 (1.15%) Meraki
13 18 (1.04%) 3PAR
13 18 (1.04%) Apple
13 18 (1.04%) Palo Alto
14 16 (0.92%) Juniper
15 15 (0.86%) F5
15 15 (0.86%) Zerto
16 13 (0.75%) Veeam