Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 484 566
Rank change year-on-year +76 +82 +216
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,332 1,006 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 823 793
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £34,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92% +5.26%

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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
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 £81,250 £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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +94 1,215 £57,500 +4.55% 148
UK excluding London +63 694 £50,000 +1.96% 99
London +114 611 £65,000 +6.56% 59
South East -24 246 £55,000 - 30
North of England +38 134 £50,000 +8.70% 22
East of England +41 109 £57,500 +21.05% 20
Scotland +32 79 £45,000 -25.00% 6
North West -3 76 £52,500 +14.13% 8
South West +39 69 £49,500 -17.50% 8
Yorkshire +49 47 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Midlands -4 41 £50,000 +42.86% 9
West Midlands +9 24 £51,250 +70.83% 3
East Midlands -11 16 £50,000 +66.67% 6
Wales -17 15 £49,039 - 4
North East -17 11 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Northern Ireland +2 2 £42,500 -10.53%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 863 (64.79%) Amazon AWS
2 760 (57.06%) Linux
3 657 (49.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 633 (47.52%) DevOps
5 602 (45.20%) Python
6 421 (31.61%) Ansible
7 416 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
8 377 (28.30%) Puppet
9 365 (27.40%) Docker
10 361 (27.10%) Windows
11 315 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
12 297 (22.30%) Microsoft
13 277 (20.80%) Configuration Management
14 267 (20.05%) Bash Shell
15 256 (19.22%) Jenkins
16 249 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
17 246 (18.47%) Ruby
18 237 (17.79%) Terraform
19 236 (17.72%) PowerShell
20 225 (16.89%) Kubernetes
21 220 (16.52%) VMware
21 220 (16.52%) Web Services
22 207 (15.54%) Java
23 192 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
24 187 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
25 183 (13.74%) Windows Server
26 168 (12.61%) Software Engineering
27 166 (12.46%) Finance
28 162 (12.16%) SQL Server
28 162 (12.16%) SaaS

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
1 110 (8.26%) OpenStack
2 78 (5.86%) Apache
3 59 (4.43%) nginx
4 50 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (3.38%) SharePoint
6 42 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 39 (2.93%) MS Exchange
8 38 (2.85%) IIS
9 30 (2.25%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.65%) CloudStack
11 18 (1.35%) CMS
12 17 (1.28%) Jetty
13 13 (0.98%) Confluence
13 13 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.83%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.75%) JBoss
16 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 55 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.30%) Magento
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Eikon
4 1 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 863 (64.79%) Amazon AWS
2 657 (49.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 162 (12.16%) SaaS
5 149 (11.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 129 (9.68%) IaaS
6 129 (9.68%) Office 365
7 107 (8.03%) PaaS
8 100 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
9 65 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
10 64 (4.80%) Serverless
11 61 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
12 58 (4.35%) Amazon S3
13 55 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 52 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 39 (2.93%) OpenShift
16 38 (2.85%) GitHub
17 29 (2.18%) IBM Cloud
18 23 (1.73%) Route 53
19 17 (1.28%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 150 (11.26%) Firewall
2 120 (9.01%) DNS
3 78 (5.86%) Network Security
4 75 (5.63%) LAN
5 71 (5.33%) VPN
6 68 (5.11%) Internet
7 59 (4.43%) TCP/IP
8 57 (4.28%) WAN
9 55 (4.13%) DHCP
10 50 (3.75%) SAN
11 33 (2.48%) HTTP
12 29 (2.18%) VoIP
13 25 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 24 (1.80%) Unified Communications
15 22 (1.65%) BGP
15 22 (1.65%) OSPF
16 19 (1.43%) Wireless
17 18 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (1.20%) SSL
19 15 (1.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.58%) MySQL
3 90 (6.76%) Big Data
4 51 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 51 (3.83%) NoSQL
5 39 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 31 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 28 (2.10%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.80%) Redis
10 22 (1.65%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.75%) Couchbase
15 10 (0.75%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 256 (19.22%) Jenkins
2 156 (11.71%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 38 (2.85%) Vagrant
5 37 (2.78%) GitLab
6 35 (2.63%) Maven
7 32 (2.40%) Hudson
8 29 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 26 (1.95%) JIRA
10 25 (1.88%) Subversion
11 24 (1.80%) Visual Studio
12 23 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.65%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.35%) Selenium
15 17 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.20%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.13%) JUnit
17 15 (1.13%) NUnit
18 14 (1.05%) Cucumber
19 12 (0.90%) Gitweb
General
1 166 (12.46%) Finance
2 74 (5.56%) Retail
3 38 (2.85%) Banking
4 32 (2.40%) Games
5 31 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.73%) Marketing
7 20 (1.50%) Billing
8 19 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.90%) Legal
11 10 (0.75%) Publishing
12 9 (0.68%) Electronics
13 6 (0.45%) Law
14 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.38%) Front Office
15 2 (0.15%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.075%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.075%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (16.52%) Web Services
2 78 (5.86%) .NET
3 77 (5.78%) Node.js
4 61 (4.58%) REST
5 55 (4.13%) AngularJS
5 55 (4.13%) HTML
6 50 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
7 37 (2.78%) LAMP
8 33 (2.48%) JSON
9 30 (2.25%) CSS
9 30 (2.25%) Middleware
9 30 (2.25%) Spring
10 25 (1.88%) RESTful
11 21 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (1.50%) HTML5
12 20 (1.50%) Kafka
12 20 (1.50%) LDAP
13 17 (1.28%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.28%) ASP.NET
14 16 (1.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.81%) Public Cloud
2 120 (9.01%) Data Centre
3 87 (6.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 82 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (6.16%) Computer Science
5 71 (5.33%) Private Cloud
6 55 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.40%) User Experience
8 29 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.95%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.95%) Fintech
10 19 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 19 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
11 18 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.35%) Semantic Web
12 17 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.98%) Clustering
15 11 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 760 (57.06%) Linux
2 361 (27.10%) Windows
3 183 (13.74%) Windows Server
4 118 (8.86%) Unix
5 82 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (4.43%) CentOS
7 54 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (3.60%) Ubuntu
9 36 (2.70%) Mac OS
10 35 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.83%) Solaris
13 10 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.68%) Debian
15 8 (0.60%) AIX
16 7 (0.53%) DC/OS
16 7 (0.53%) HPUX
16 7 (0.53%) VMS
16 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (47.52%) DevOps
2 416 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (20.80%) Configuration Management
4 249 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
5 192 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
6 168 (12.61%) Software Engineering
7 138 (10.36%) Open Source
8 135 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 133 (9.98%) ITIL
10 118 (8.86%) Scrum
11 103 (7.73%) Microservices
12 86 (6.46%) Test Automation
13 84 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
13 84 (6.31%) TDD
14 82 (6.16%) E-Commerce
15 60 (4.50%) Migration
16 58 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (3.75%) Continuous Deployment
18 49 (3.68%) High Availability
19 48 (3.60%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 602 (45.20%) Python
2 267 (20.05%) Bash Shell
3 246 (18.47%) Ruby
4 236 (17.72%) PowerShell
5 207 (15.54%) Java
6 159 (11.94%) SQL
7 100 (7.51%) Go
8 98 (7.36%) Perl
9 68 (5.11%) C#
10 61 (4.58%) JavaScript
11 51 (3.83%) Shell Script
12 48 (3.60%) PHP
13 31 (2.33%) C++
14 26 (1.95%) Groovy
15 20 (1.50%) Scala
16 15 (1.13%) R
17 12 (0.90%) C
18 3 (0.23%) VB
19 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (9.91%) Degree
2 75 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (5.26%) MCSE
4 67 (5.03%) AWS Certification
5 61 (4.58%) Security Cleared
6 51 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (3.53%) MCSA
8 43 (3.23%) CCNA
9 39 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (2.18%) MCITP
11 28 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (1.05%) CCNP
12 14 (1.05%) SC Cleared
13 11 (0.83%) PhD
14 9 (0.68%) CCIE
14 9 (0.68%) RHCE
15 7 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.45%) CISSP
16 6 (0.45%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.80%) GCP
2 33 (2.48%) QA
3 25 (1.88%) SLA
4 18 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.53%) PMO
7 4 (0.30%) GDPR
7 4 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.075%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 365 (27.40%) Docker
2 151 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 123 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (7.96%) Hyper-V
5 45 (3.38%) vSphere
6 39 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (1.65%) vCloud
9 19 (1.43%) BitLocker
10 17 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.98%) Ceph
11 13 (0.98%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.98%) XenApp
12 10 (0.75%) LXC
12 10 (0.75%) Xen
13 8 (0.60%) Varnish
14 7 (0.53%) XenServer
15 6 (0.45%) HDFS
15 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 421 (31.61%) Ansible
2 377 (28.30%) Puppet
3 315 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
4 237 (17.79%) Terraform
5 225 (16.89%) Kubernetes
6 47 (3.53%) Salt
7 40 (3.00%) SCCM
8 36 (2.70%) Nagios
9 34 (2.55%) SCOM
10 30 (2.25%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.80%) Packer
12 23 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
13 22 (1.65%) SCVMM
14 19 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
14 19 (1.43%) Rancher
15 18 (1.35%) Mesos
15 18 (1.35%) ZABBIX
16 16 (1.20%) HAProxy
17 13 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 297 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 220 (16.52%) VMware
3 150 (11.26%) Google
4 120 (9.01%) Cisco
5 109 (8.18%) Red Hat
6 87 (6.53%) Splunk
7 71 (5.33%) Oracle
8 54 (4.05%) Citrix
9 40 (3.00%) Veeam
10 31 (2.33%) New Relic
11 28 (2.10%) CheckPoint
12 24 (1.80%) IBM
12 24 (1.80%) McAfee
13 23 (1.73%) SAP
14 21 (1.58%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.28%) Ivanti
15 17 (1.28%) SaltStack
16 16 (1.20%) HP
17 15 (1.13%) Qualys
18 14 (1.05%) Juniper