Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 279 431 472
Rank change year-on-year +152 +41 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,632 1,205 1,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.75% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 997 886
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £88,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.91%

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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +157 1,515 £60,000 - 200
UK excluding London +117 828 £55,000 +4.76% 136
London +145 772 £70,000 +7.69% 85
South East +35 243 £55,000 -8.33% 31
North of England +51 185 £52,500 +5.00% 37
Midlands +116 133 £53,750 +7.50% 15
North West +69 115 £55,000 +15.79% 26
South West +43 101 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +101 89 £50,875 -5.35% 12
Scotland +47 81 £45,100 -2.49% 16
East of England +60 75 £57,500 +9.52% 25
Yorkshire -5 60 £52,500 - 9
East Midlands +47 44 £55,000 +12.24% 3
Wales -10 13 £50,000 +1.96% 4
North East +25 10 £39,500 -12.22% 2
Northern Ireland -6 1 £22,500 -55.00% 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,071 (65.63%) AWS
2 896 (54.90%) Azure
3 751 (46.02%) DevOps
4 702 (43.01%) Python
5 644 (39.46%) Linux
6 535 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
7 519 (31.80%) Windows
8 500 (30.64%) Terraform
9 475 (29.11%) Docker
10 456 (27.94%) Ansible
11 420 (25.74%) Kubernetes
12 392 (24.02%) Microsoft
13 373 (22.86%) GCP
14 372 (22.79%) Puppet
15 349 (21.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 331 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
17 323 (19.79%) Infrastructure as Code
18 310 (19.00%) PowerShell
19 297 (18.20%) VMware
20 285 (17.46%) Finance
21 265 (16.24%) Public Cloud
22 263 (16.12%) Bash Shell
23 261 (15.99%) Active Directory
24 257 (15.75%) Ruby
25 256 (15.69%) Google
26 252 (15.44%) Java
27 232 (14.22%) SQL
28 224 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
29 218 (13.36%) Windows Server
30 217 (13.30%) Office 365

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 55 (3.37%) OpenStack
2 52 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (3.19%) IIS
3 48 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.63%) Apache
5 41 (2.51%) MS Exchange
6 36 (2.21%) Apache Spark
6 36 (2.21%) nginx
7 32 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.47%) Confluence
9 20 (1.23%) JBoss
10 17 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (1.04%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
13 9 (0.55%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.49%) SAS
14 8 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Workfront
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.061%) Magento
5 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,071 (65.63%) AWS
2 896 (54.90%) Azure
3 373 (22.86%) GCP
4 217 (13.30%) Office 365
5 189 (11.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 189 (11.58%) IaaS
6 145 (8.88%) PaaS
7 144 (8.82%) SaaS
8 136 (8.33%) Serverless
9 102 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 102 (6.25%) OpenShift
10 92 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
11 85 (5.21%) AWS Lambda
12 81 (4.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 68 (4.17%) Azure Stack
14 62 (3.80%) Amazon S3
15 58 (3.55%) IBM Cloud
16 55 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (2.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 38 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 149 (9.13%) Firewall
2 93 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 87 (5.33%) DNS
4 74 (4.53%) Internet
5 64 (3.92%) VPN
6 50 (3.06%) DHCP
7 46 (2.82%) SAN
8 39 (2.39%) Network Security
9 37 (2.27%) WAN
10 31 (1.90%) LAN
11 24 (1.47%) Skype
12 22 (1.35%) iSCSI
13 19 (1.16%) BGP
13 19 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.92%) NAS
15 14 (0.86%) VLAN
16 12 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.67%) HTTP
18 10 (0.61%) OSPF
19 9 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.45%) Big Data
3 60 (3.68%) MySQL
4 49 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 44 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 36 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 36 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
9 32 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 32 (1.96%) BigQuery
9 32 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.90%) Power BI
11 28 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.35%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 19 (1.16%) Redis
17 18 (1.10%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 187 (11.46%) Jenkins
2 88 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 38 (2.33%) JIRA
5 35 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 34 (2.08%) Bitbucket
7 24 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (1.10%) Selenium
8 18 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.04%) CircleCI
10 16 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (0.92%) GitLab
11 15 (0.92%) JMeter
12 14 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.74%) GoCD
13 12 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.67%) git-flow
14 11 (0.67%) SonarQube
14 11 (0.67%) Travis CI
15 9 (0.55%) CF BOSH
General
1 285 (17.46%) Finance
2 109 (6.68%) Retail
3 104 (6.37%) Banking
4 89 (5.45%) Public Sector
5 74 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.94%) Marketing
7 45 (2.76%) Electronics
8 37 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 35 (2.14%) Games
10 20 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.04%) Billing
12 12 (0.74%) Advertising
13 7 (0.43%) French Language
13 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.37%) Automotive
15 5 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.25%) Local Government
17 3 (0.18%) Law
17 3 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.02%) .NET
1 82 (5.02%) Web Services
2 68 (4.17%) JSON
3 50 (3.06%) REST
4 42 (2.57%) Node.js
5 38 (2.33%) Kafka
6 33 (2.02%) YAML
7 31 (1.90%) .NET Core
8 27 (1.65%) OAuth
9 25 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (1.47%) HTML
11 23 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (1.35%) AWS Amplify
13 21 (1.29%) .NET Framework
13 21 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (1.16%) ASP.NET
15 16 (0.98%) AngularJS
16 14 (0.86%) Entity Framework
17 13 (0.80%) CSS
17 13 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 265 (16.24%) Public Cloud
2 143 (8.76%) Data Centre
3 127 (7.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 89 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 58 (3.55%) Cloud Native
6 58 (3.55%) Private Cloud
7 47 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
9 35 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 22 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
13 17 (1.04%) PKI
14 16 (0.98%) User Experience
15 13 (0.80%) Replication
16 12 (0.74%) Clustering
16 12 (0.74%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.67%) Internet of Things
17 11 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 644 (39.46%) Linux
2 519 (31.80%) Windows
3 218 (13.36%) Windows Server
4 95 (5.82%) Unix
5 53 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (3.19%) Windows 10
7 47 (2.88%) CentOS
8 44 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 23 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.92%) Debian
12 15 (0.92%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.49%) Fedora
15 7 (0.43%) AIX
16 5 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.25%) Android
17 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (46.02%) DevOps
2 535 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (21.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 323 (19.79%) Infrastructure as Code
5 224 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
6 188 (11.52%) Software Engineering
7 179 (10.97%) Configuration Management
8 170 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (10.36%) Migration
10 145 (8.88%) Mentoring
11 121 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 116 (7.11%) Scrum
13 112 (6.86%) Open Source
14 110 (6.74%) ITIL
15 106 (6.50%) Test Automation
16 97 (5.94%) Fintech
17 91 (5.58%) Project Delivery
17 91 (5.58%) TDD
18 86 (5.27%) Deployment Automation
19 85 (5.21%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 702 (43.01%) Python
2 310 (19.00%) PowerShell
3 263 (16.12%) Bash Shell
4 257 (15.75%) Ruby
5 252 (15.44%) Java
6 232 (14.22%) SQL
7 176 (10.78%) Go
8 140 (8.58%) JavaScript
9 94 (5.76%) C#
10 86 (5.27%) Shell Script
11 55 (3.37%) Groovy
12 52 (3.19%) Perl
13 43 (2.63%) C
14 41 (2.51%) C++
15 19 (1.16%) PHP
16 15 (0.92%) Scala
17 11 (0.67%) R
18 10 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.61%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 110 (6.74%) Degree
2 99 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (3.86%) MCSE
4 62 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 53 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (2.82%) MCSA
6 46 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 43 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (2.33%) AWS Certification
9 33 (2.02%) CCNA
10 26 (1.59%) CISSP
11 24 (1.47%) CCNP
12 20 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.16%) RHCE
14 13 (0.80%) CEH
15 10 (0.61%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.61%) NCIE
16 9 (0.55%) CISM
17 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (0.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.96%) QA
2 29 (1.78%) SLA
3 11 (0.67%) COBIT
3 11 (0.67%) NIST
4 9 (0.55%) GDPR
5 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.12%) NCSC
9 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.061%) PSD2
System Software
1 475 (29.11%) Docker
2 261 (15.99%) Active Directory
3 214 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 178 (10.91%) Hyper-V
5 41 (2.51%) vSphere
6 28 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.47%) vCloud
8 14 (0.86%) KVM
8 14 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (0.74%) LXC
11 10 (0.61%) HDFS
11 10 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (0.61%) XenApp
12 8 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.43%) Cronacle
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 500 (30.64%) Terraform
2 456 (27.94%) Ansible
3 420 (25.74%) Kubernetes
4 372 (22.79%) Puppet
5 331 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (2.70%) SCCM
7 41 (2.51%) Nagios
8 38 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (2.33%) Packer
9 24 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
9 24 (1.47%) Salt
10 22 (1.35%) Mesos
11 14 (0.86%) Kibana
12 13 (0.80%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.80%) Grafana
12 13 (0.80%) SCOM
13 12 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
13 12 (0.74%) logstash
13 12 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 392 (24.02%) Microsoft
2 297 (18.20%) VMware
3 256 (15.69%) Google
4 109 (6.68%) Cisco
5 103 (6.31%) Oracle
6 67 (4.11%) IBM
7 59 (3.62%) Red Hat
8 57 (3.49%) Citrix
9 45 (2.76%) WorldPay
10 44 (2.70%) Spotify
11 43 (2.63%) NetApp
12 36 (2.21%) SAP
13 31 (1.90%) EMC
14 20 (1.23%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.23%) Dell
14 20 (1.23%) SaltStack
15 19 (1.16%) Veeam
16 18 (1.10%) Splunk
17 17 (1.04%) HP
18 16 (0.98%) Juniper