Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 443 540 727
Rank change year-on-year +97 +187 +254
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1189 893 660
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 932 754 530
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 £35,000
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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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 20 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 20 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 +95 1103 £55,000 - 96
UK excluding London +79 669 £50,000 -4.76% 62
London +96 511 £65,000 +8.33% 37
South East +4 265 £54,750 -0.45% 18
North of England +51 117 £46,000 - 10
East of England +47 112 £52,500 +13.51% 16
North West +25 70 £50,000 - 5
South West +48 59 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Wales +51 48 £49,039 +0.59% 1
Midlands -4 42 £36,500 -14.12% 9
Yorkshire +4 32 £43,750 +16.67% 3
Scotland -6 28 £65,000 +73.33% 2
East Midlands +35 26 £35,000 -9.09% 3
West Midlands -22 18 £45,000 - 6
North East +10 15 £36,000 +16.13% 2
Northern Ireland -28 2 £47,500 +41.79%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 736 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 587 (49.37%) Linux
3 560 (47.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 456 (38.35%) DevOps
5 414 (34.82%) Puppet
6 379 (31.88%) Python
7 364 (30.61%) Microsoft
8 342 (28.76%) Ansible
9 341 (28.68%) Windows
10 337 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
11 303 (25.48%) Opscode Chef
12 271 (22.79%) VMware
13 254 (21.36%) Docker
14 232 (19.51%) Active Directory
15 227 (19.09%) Jenkins
16 212 (17.83%) PowerShell
17 201 (16.90%) Configuration Management
18 193 (16.23%) Finance
19 187 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
20 186 (15.64%) IaaS
21 185 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
22 178 (14.97%) Windows Server
22 178 (14.97%) Ruby
22 178 (14.97%) Java
23 175 (14.72%) PaaS
24 171 (14.38%) SQL
25 167 (14.05%) DNS
26 166 (13.96%) Continuous Delivery
27 164 (13.79%) Firewall
28 158 (13.29%) 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 88 (7.40%) OpenStack
2 64 (5.38%) Apache
2 64 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
3 48 (4.04%) MS Exchange
4 42 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 41 (3.45%) IIS
5 41 (3.45%) nginx
6 35 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 34 (2.86%) Confluence
8 30 (2.52%) Skype for Business
9 27 (2.27%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.93%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (1.18%) Jetty
13 13 (1.09%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.34%) NServiceBus
18 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.084%) Magento
1 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 736 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 560 (47.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (15.64%) IaaS
4 175 (14.72%) PaaS
5 141 (11.86%) SaaS
6 138 (11.61%) Office 365
7 112 (9.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 104 (8.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 74 (6.22%) Amazon EC2
10 60 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (4.46%) Amazon S3
12 44 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 37 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 36 (3.03%) GitHub
15 33 (2.78%) Serverless
16 28 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
17 24 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
18 23 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
19 22 (1.85%) OpenShift
20 16 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 167 (14.05%) DNS
2 164 (13.79%) Firewall
3 124 (10.43%) VPN
4 98 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 79 (6.64%) Internet
6 65 (5.47%) DHCP
7 63 (5.30%) SAN
8 58 (4.88%) WAN
9 36 (3.03%) SSL
10 32 (2.69%) HTTP
11 30 (2.52%) LAN
12 26 (2.19%) Network Security
13 23 (1.93%) DMZ
13 23 (1.93%) IPsec
13 23 (1.93%) Skype
13 23 (1.93%) VoIP
14 20 (1.68%) MPLS
15 17 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (1.43%) VLAN
16 16 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.97%) MySQL
3 69 (5.80%) Big Data
4 64 (5.38%) NoSQL
5 59 (4.96%) MongoDB
6 51 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
7 43 (3.62%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (1.18%) Blockchain
13 11 (0.93%) Redis
14 7 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.59%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.42%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.42%) DocumentDB
15 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 227 (19.09%) Jenkins
2 134 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 68 (5.72%) TeamCity
4 64 (5.38%) JIRA
5 47 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 29 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (1.43%) Maven
10 16 (1.35%) Hudson
10 16 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.01%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.84%) Gitweb
13 9 (0.76%) LINQPad
14 8 (0.67%) Selenium
15 7 (0.59%) Ant
15 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.59%) Subversion
15 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (16.23%) Finance
2 74 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.12%) Banking
4 43 (3.62%) Electronics
5 38 (3.20%) Marketing
6 35 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.86%) Law
8 25 (2.10%) Retail
9 14 (1.18%) Legal
10 12 (1.01%) Automotive
11 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.84%) Games
12 7 (0.59%) Front Office
12 7 (0.59%) Publishing
13 5 (0.42%) Swedish Language
14 4 (0.34%) Advertising
14 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.25%) Back Office
15 3 (0.25%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (13.29%) Web Services
2 93 (7.82%) .NET
3 36 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 36 (3.03%) Node.js
4 32 (2.69%) RESTful
5 28 (2.35%) REST
6 26 (2.19%) AngularJS
7 25 (2.10%) React
8 24 (2.02%) LAMP
9 23 (1.93%) ASP.NET
10 22 (1.85%) HTML
11 16 (1.35%) CSS
11 16 (1.35%) JSON
12 14 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (1.18%) Spring
13 12 (1.01%) HTML5
14 10 (0.84%) Kafka
15 9 (0.76%) LINQ
16 8 (0.67%) .NET Framework
17 7 (0.59%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.45%) Public Cloud
2 125 (10.51%) Data Centre
3 113 (9.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 82 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.54%) Private Cloud
6 49 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 48 (4.04%) Computer Science
8 42 (3.53%) Fintech
9 32 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (2.35%) Cloud Native
11 26 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (2.10%) Replication
13 21 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 18 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.51%) User Experience
15 17 (1.43%) Clustering
16 16 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 12 (1.01%) PKI
18 12 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 587 (49.37%) Linux
2 341 (28.68%) Windows
3 178 (14.97%) Windows Server
4 100 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (7.99%) Unix
6 93 (7.82%) CentOS
7 67 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (2.52%) Ubuntu
9 27 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.35%) Windows 7
12 15 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.01%) Debian
15 7 (0.59%) Android
16 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.34%) Solaris
17 4 (0.34%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (38.35%) DevOps
2 337 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (16.90%) Configuration Management
4 185 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 166 (13.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 141 (11.86%) Software Engineering
7 126 (10.60%) ITIL
8 118 (9.92%) Open Source
9 116 (9.76%) High Availability
10 115 (9.67%) TDD
11 88 (7.40%) Migration
12 87 (7.32%) Microservices
13 84 (7.06%) Service Delivery
14 67 (5.63%) Scrum
15 63 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (4.96%) E-Commerce
17 54 (4.54%) BDD
18 49 (4.12%) Runbook
19 47 (3.95%) Auto-Scaling
20 43 (3.62%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 379 (31.88%) Python
2 212 (17.83%) PowerShell
3 178 (14.97%) Java
3 178 (14.97%) Ruby
4 171 (14.38%) SQL
5 145 (12.20%) Bash Shell
6 102 (8.58%) Perl
7 98 (8.24%) C#
8 71 (5.97%) Go
8 71 (5.97%) JavaScript
9 58 (4.88%) C++
10 49 (4.12%) C
11 41 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.86%) PHP
13 13 (1.09%) Scala
14 10 (0.84%) Clojure
15 8 (0.67%) Groovy
16 7 (0.59%) VBScript
17 5 (0.42%) Fortran
18 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (9.84%) Degree
2 79 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 67 (5.63%) MCSE
5 52 (4.37%) MCSA
6 37 (3.11%) SC Cleared
7 36 (3.03%) AWS Certification
8 32 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.85%) CCNA
11 21 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (1.18%) CCNP
13 10 (0.84%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.76%) CISSP
15 8 (0.67%) CISM
15 8 (0.67%) NCIE
16 7 (0.59%) MCITP
16 7 (0.59%) MCP
16 7 (0.59%) SANS
17 6 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.36%) QA
2 30 (2.52%) SLA
3 24 (2.02%) GCP
4 19 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.43%) 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 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 254 (21.36%) Docker
2 232 (19.51%) Active Directory
3 187 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (11.61%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.35%) vSphere
6 27 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.27%) XenApp
7 20 (1.68%) Xen
8 18 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.26%) BitLocker
10 15 (1.26%) 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
1 414 (34.82%) Puppet
2 342 (28.76%) Ansible
3 303 (25.48%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (11.86%) Kubernetes
5 127 (10.68%) Terraform
6 51 (4.29%) SCCM
7 45 (3.78%) Nagios
8 31 (2.61%) SCOM
9 27 (2.27%) Rundeck
10 23 (1.93%) Grafana
11 18 (1.51%) SCVMM
12 15 (1.26%) Packer
13 14 (1.18%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.09%) Salt
15 12 (1.01%) HAProxy
15 12 (1.01%) Kibana
16 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
17 7 (0.59%) Backup Exec
17 7 (0.59%) Consul
17 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 364 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 271 (22.79%) VMware
3 126 (10.60%) Cisco
4 121 (10.18%) Google
5 107 (9.00%) Red Hat
6 102 (8.58%) Splunk
7 71 (5.97%) Citrix
8 61 (5.13%) HP
9 40 (3.36%) NetApp
10 39 (3.28%) IBM
11 36 (3.03%) SAP
12 35 (2.94%) Oracle
13 24 (2.02%) Juniper
14 23 (1.93%) McAfee
14 23 (1.93%) New Relic
15 21 (1.77%) SaltStack
15 21 (1.77%) Veeam
16 18 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 16 (1.35%) AppDynamics
18 15 (1.26%) F5