Period
to 3 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 292 416
Rank change year-on-year +27 +124 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 941 1,656 1,346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.13% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.18% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1,472 1,162
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £39,850 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,400 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.69% +6.80% +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 75,302 140,558 170,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 112,146 138,553
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +24 868 £62,500 +4.17% 116
London +26 468 £80,000 +14.29% 45
UK excluding London +37 454 £52,500 -1.69% 78
North of England +67 157 £52,500 +5.00% 27
Midlands +83 77 £52,500 -4.55% 6
South East -15 77 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Yorkshire +103 71 £52,500 +5.00% 9
North West +45 67 £50,000 - 13
West Midlands +69 58 £52,500 -4.55% 6
East of England +61 58 £45,000 -25.00% 12
Work from Home -26 47 £55,000 -21.43% 10
Scotland +54 44 £50,000 -6.37% 2
South West +22 25 £51,250 -5.09% 9
East Midlands +41 19 £67,500 +35.00%
North East +25 19 £45,000 +7.78% 5
Wales +14 17 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £70,000 -

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 633 (67.27%) AWS
2 571 (60.68%) Azure
3 511 (54.30%) DevOps
4 342 (36.34%) Python
5 283 (30.07%) Terraform
6 267 (28.37%) Linux
7 238 (25.29%) Windows
8 218 (23.17%) GCP
9 217 (23.06%) Ansible
9 217 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
10 211 (22.42%) Microsoft
11 192 (20.40%) Kubernetes
12 191 (20.30%) PowerShell
13 187 (19.87%) Docker
14 169 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 148 (15.73%) Finance
16 147 (15.62%) VMware
17 146 (15.52%) Public Cloud
18 127 (13.50%) IaaS
18 127 (13.50%) Jenkins
19 123 (13.07%) Google
20 119 (12.65%) Java
20 119 (12.65%) SQL
21 118 (12.54%) Cloud Native
22 117 (12.43%) Infrastructure as Code
23 116 (12.33%) Serverless
24 114 (12.11%) Active Directory
24 114 (12.11%) Bash Shell
25 109 (11.58%) Degree
26 106 (11.26%) 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 32 (3.40%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.87%) Apache
3 23 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.02%) Apache Airflow
5 19 (2.02%) Confluence
6 14 (1.49%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.38%) IIS
8 12 (1.28%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.85%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.32%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.11%) CMS
14 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.74%) Gliffy
3 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 633 (67.27%) AWS
2 571 (60.68%) Azure
3 218 (23.17%) GCP
4 127 (13.50%) IaaS
5 116 (12.33%) Serverless
6 106 (11.26%) Office 365
7 100 (10.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 78 (8.29%) PaaS
9 68 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 64 (6.80%) SaaS
11 62 (6.59%) AWS Lambda
12 44 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (4.36%) Amazon S3
14 35 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
15 34 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 34 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 26 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
17 23 (2.44%) Power Platform
18 21 (2.23%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 21 (2.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 92 (9.78%) Firewall
2 80 (8.50%) DNS
3 49 (5.21%) VPN
4 43 (4.57%) Network Security
5 39 (4.14%) SAN
6 32 (3.40%) DHCP
7 30 (3.19%) Internet
7 30 (3.19%) WAN
8 29 (3.08%) TCP/IP
9 22 (2.34%) LAN
10 15 (1.59%) HTTP
11 14 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
11 14 (1.49%) SSH
12 9 (0.96%) IPsec
12 9 (0.96%) Skype
12 9 (0.96%) VLAN
13 8 (0.85%) MPLS
14 7 (0.74%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.74%) Wireless
15 6 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.42%) Big Data
3 45 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.66%) MySQL
5 20 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 16 (1.70%) Data Lake
6 16 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.38%) Power BI
9 13 (1.38%) Snowflake Schema
10 12 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (1.28%) BigQuery
11 10 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
12 8 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.85%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.74%) Looker
13 7 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (13.50%) Jenkins
2 85 (9.03%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.83%) JIRA
4 33 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.55%) Bitbucket
6 24 (2.55%) GitLab
7 20 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (1.17%) GoCD
9 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.53%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.53%) Selenium
11 4 (0.43%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.43%) Flyway
11 4 (0.43%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.43%) JMeter
11 4 (0.43%) Liquibase
11 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.32%) Maven
12 3 (0.32%) Travis CI
General
1 148 (15.73%) Finance
2 52 (5.53%) Banking
3 34 (3.61%) Law
4 27 (2.87%) Retail
5 26 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.70%) Advertising
7 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.06%) Billing
9 9 (0.96%) Games
9 9 (0.96%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.74%) Marketing
11 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.53%) Legal
13 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.32%) Automotive
14 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.32%) Police
15 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.21%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (6.70%) .NET
2 58 (6.16%) Node.js
3 53 (5.63%) Web Services
4 37 (3.93%) Kafka
5 27 (2.87%) HTML
6 21 (2.23%) REST
7 18 (1.91%) JSON
8 16 (1.70%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.49%) CSS
9 14 (1.49%) OAuth
10 13 (1.38%) .NET Core
10 13 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.28%) LAMP
12 11 (1.17%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.17%) HTML5
13 10 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.06%) RESTful
13 10 (1.06%) SOAP
14 9 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 146 (15.52%) Public Cloud
2 118 (12.54%) Cloud Native
3 55 (5.84%) Private Cloud
4 50 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.46%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.28%) Replication
10 12 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.06%) PKI
13 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.85%) Derivative
15 6 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
16 5 (0.53%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.53%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 267 (28.37%) Linux
2 238 (25.29%) Windows
3 94 (9.99%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 42 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (4.36%) Unix
7 19 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (1.81%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.06%) CentOS
12 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.53%) Android
13 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.43%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.43%) zOS
15 3 (0.32%) VMS
15 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.21%) Solaris
16 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (54.30%) DevOps
2 217 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 117 (12.43%) Infrastructure as Code
5 84 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 79 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (8.29%) Migration
8 74 (7.86%) Analytics
9 72 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (6.27%) Mentoring
11 57 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 53 (5.63%) Microservices
13 51 (5.42%) Fintech
14 49 (5.21%) Open Source
15 47 (4.99%) Infrastructure Automation
16 45 (4.78%) Scrum
17 44 (4.68%) Test Automation
18 43 (4.57%) Data Security
18 43 (4.57%) Deployment Automation
19 41 (4.36%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 342 (36.34%) Python
2 191 (20.30%) PowerShell
3 119 (12.65%) Java
3 119 (12.65%) SQL
4 114 (12.11%) Bash Shell
5 79 (8.40%) JavaScript
6 60 (6.38%) Ruby
7 55 (5.84%) Go
8 54 (5.74%) Scala
9 53 (5.63%) C#
10 33 (3.51%) Groovy
11 32 (3.40%) PHP
12 23 (2.44%) Perl
13 21 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.59%) R
15 11 (1.17%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.17%) VBScript
16 10 (1.06%) C
17 9 (0.96%) C++
18 3 (0.32%) Rust
Qualifications
1 109 (11.58%) Degree
2 44 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (4.04%) AWS Certification
4 25 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.81%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.70%) CCNA
8 11 (1.17%) CCIE
8 11 (1.17%) MCSA
9 10 (1.06%) CISSP
9 10 (1.06%) MCSE
9 10 (1.06%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.96%) CCSP
11 6 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.43%) CCNP
13 4 (0.43%) CISM
13 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.29%) QA
2 23 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.23%) GDPR
4 18 (1.91%) SLA
5 14 (1.49%) NIST
6 8 (0.85%) NIST 800
6 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.53%) COBIT
8 4 (0.43%) NCSC
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 187 (19.87%) Docker
2 114 (12.11%) Active Directory
3 103 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.02%) vSphere
7 16 (1.70%) vCloud
7 16 (1.70%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.96%) XenApp
10 7 (0.74%) Xen
11 5 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.43%) HDFS
13 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.21%) Ceph
14 2 (0.21%) KVM
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.21%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 283 (30.07%) Terraform
2 217 (23.06%) Ansible
3 192 (20.40%) Kubernetes
4 99 (10.52%) Puppet
5 70 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.70%) Nagios
7 14 (1.49%) SCCM
8 12 (1.28%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.17%) Grafana
9 11 (1.17%) Istio
9 11 (1.17%) Kibana
10 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.06%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.96%) Packer
11 9 (0.96%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.85%) Cobbler
13 7 (0.74%) Rundeck
14 6 (0.64%) Consul
14 6 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
14 6 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 211 (22.42%) Microsoft
2 147 (15.62%) VMware
3 123 (13.07%) Google
4 66 (7.01%) Cisco
5 39 (4.14%) Oracle
6 38 (4.04%) Citrix
7 27 (2.87%) Splunk
8 25 (2.66%) Fortinet
9 21 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.02%) F5
11 16 (1.70%) Palo Alto
12 14 (1.49%) EMC
12 14 (1.49%) IBM
12 14 (1.49%) Juniper
13 13 (1.38%) Dell
13 13 (1.38%) Sun
14 12 (1.28%) Hitachi
14 12 (1.28%) HP
15 10 (1.06%) NetScout
16 9 (0.96%) Salesforce.com