Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 293 346
Rank change year-on-year +65 +53 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,202 1,208 1,371
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.07% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.12% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 919 953 1,128
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £78,750 £80,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +8.00%

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 77,560 107,892 143,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,019 87,607 115,290
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +58 1,073 £62,500 - 266
UK excluding London +68 606 £55,000 +4.76% 184
London +58 480 £75,000 - 98
Work from Home -2 213 £65,000 +18.18% 62
South East +113 154 £60,000 - 33
North of England -16 128 £55,000 +10.00% 60
South West +87 101 £48,750 -7.14% 28
Midlands 0 88 £63,750 +15.91% 25
East of England +66 70 £48,750 -2.50% 19
West Midlands +4 64 £60,250 +14.76% 19
North West -8 61 £60,000 +20.00% 27
Yorkshire -28 50 £45,000 -14.29% 25
Scotland +18 49 £50,000 -4.76% 6
East Midlands 0 21 £62,500 -13.79% 6
North East +23 17 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Wales +33 12 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Northern Ireland - 4 £52,500 - 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 700 (58.24%) Azure
2 696 (57.90%) AWS
3 604 (50.25%) DevOps
4 466 (38.77%) Terraform
5 443 (36.86%) Kubernetes
6 406 (33.78%) Docker
7 402 (33.44%) Python
8 384 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
9 373 (31.03%) Linux
10 332 (27.62%) GCP
11 287 (23.88%) Microsoft
12 278 (23.13%) Windows
13 266 (22.13%) PowerShell
14 236 (19.63%) Infrastructure as Code
15 235 (19.55%) Ansible
16 201 (16.72%) PaaS
17 199 (16.56%) Google
18 196 (16.31%) Java
18 196 (16.31%) IaaS
19 194 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 192 (15.97%) Active Directory
21 178 (14.81%) Finance
22 172 (14.31%) Serverless
23 164 (13.64%) SQL
24 163 (13.56%) Software Engineering
24 163 (13.56%) Jenkins
25 151 (12.56%) SaaS
26 148 (12.31%) Bash Shell
27 143 (11.90%) Microservices
27 143 (11.90%) Windows Server

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 45 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.41%) Apache Spark
3 37 (3.08%) Confluence
4 23 (1.91%) Apache
4 23 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (1.91%) OpenStack
5 21 (1.75%) IIS
6 19 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (1.33%) nginx
8 12 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.92%) Drupal
9 11 (0.92%) WordPress
10 10 (0.83%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.25%) JBoss
11 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Magento
2 6 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.17%) Tradar
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 700 (58.24%) Azure
2 696 (57.90%) AWS
3 332 (27.62%) GCP
4 201 (16.72%) PaaS
5 196 (16.31%) IaaS
6 172 (14.31%) Serverless
7 151 (12.56%) SaaS
8 123 (10.23%) Microsoft 365
9 78 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 78 (6.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 62 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
11 56 (4.66%) OpenShift
12 52 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
13 51 (4.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 49 (4.08%) Azure Functions
15 48 (3.99%) GitHub
16 41 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
17 38 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
18 37 (3.08%) Amazon S3
19 34 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.90%) Firewall
2 72 (5.99%) DNS
3 67 (5.57%) Internet
4 52 (4.33%) VPN
5 48 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 35 (2.91%) VLAN
7 33 (2.75%) OSPF
8 28 (2.33%) Network Security
9 27 (2.25%) IPv4
10 24 (2.00%) DHCP
11 19 (1.58%) HTTP
12 18 (1.50%) LAN
12 18 (1.50%) WAN
13 13 (1.08%) BGP
14 12 (1.00%) EIGRP
14 12 (1.00%) SAN
15 11 (0.92%) DMZ
15 11 (0.92%) IPv6
16 9 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
17 7 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (3.58%) Big Data
4 41 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 40 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
7 32 (2.66%) MySQL
8 27 (2.25%) Cosmos DB
9 26 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 24 (2.00%) BigQuery
11 23 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.75%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.41%) Redis
14 15 (1.25%) Power BI
15 14 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.08%) Data Lake
17 12 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
18 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 163 (13.56%) Jenkins
2 111 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 61 (5.07%) JIRA
4 41 (3.41%) Maven
5 35 (2.91%) GitLab
5 35 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.83%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (1.66%) Subversion
9 19 (1.58%) Gradle
10 13 (1.08%) Selenium
11 12 (1.00%) Travis CI
12 11 (0.92%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.58%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 178 (14.81%) Finance
2 73 (6.07%) Banking
3 59 (4.91%) Retail
4 43 (3.58%) Law
5 33 (2.75%) Public Sector
6 32 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.33%) Marketing
8 22 (1.83%) Electronics
8 22 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.41%) Billing
10 12 (1.00%) Legal
11 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.83%) Games
12 10 (0.83%) Publishing
13 7 (0.58%) Automotive
13 7 (0.58%) Front Office
14 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.15%) Web Services
2 54 (4.49%) .NET
3 45 (3.74%) Node.js
4 38 (3.16%) Kafka
5 37 (3.08%) React
6 34 (2.83%) Elastic Stack
7 33 (2.75%) REST
8 23 (1.91%) YAML
9 22 (1.83%) SAML
10 16 (1.33%) JSON
11 15 (1.25%) .NET Framework
12 14 (1.16%) RESTful
13 11 (0.92%) .NET Core
13 11 (0.92%) Entity Framework
13 11 (0.92%) LAMP
14 10 (0.83%) AngularJS
14 10 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
15 9 (0.75%) SOAP
15 9 (0.75%) XML
16 8 (0.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.15%) Public Cloud
2 83 (6.91%) Cloud Native
3 82 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 32 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 29 (2.41%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
12 14 (1.16%) Blog
13 13 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.00%) Replication
15 11 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.92%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.83%) Internet of Things
17 9 (0.75%) Hedge funds
17 9 (0.75%) iPad
17 9 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 373 (31.03%) Linux
2 278 (23.13%) Windows
3 143 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 55 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (3.58%) Unix
6 35 (2.91%) CentOS
7 30 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (2.16%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.42%) Android
14 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.42%) zOS
15 4 (0.33%) Debian
16 3 (0.25%) VMS
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (50.25%) DevOps
2 384 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (19.63%) Infrastructure as Code
4 194 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 163 (13.56%) Software Engineering
6 143 (11.90%) Microservices
7 129 (10.73%) Configuration Management
8 121 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
9 107 (8.90%) Migration
10 103 (8.57%) Mentoring
11 102 (8.49%) Analytics
12 100 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
13 87 (7.24%) Scrum
14 80 (6.66%) ITIL
15 76 (6.32%) Fintech
16 74 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 73 (6.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 66 (5.49%) Technical Leadership
19 64 (5.32%) Computer Science
20 63 (5.24%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 402 (33.44%) Python
2 266 (22.13%) PowerShell
3 196 (16.31%) Java
4 164 (13.64%) SQL
5 148 (12.31%) Bash Shell
6 104 (8.65%) Go
7 62 (5.16%) C#
7 62 (5.16%) JavaScript
8 47 (3.91%) Perl
9 45 (3.74%) Ruby
10 30 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 28 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 24 (2.00%) Groovy
13 23 (1.91%) C++
14 21 (1.75%) Scala
15 16 (1.33%) PHP
16 6 (0.50%) C
17 5 (0.42%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 2 (0.17%) Rust
Qualifications
1 94 (7.82%) Degree
2 76 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.00%) AWS Certification
7 21 (1.75%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.83%) CISSP
9 10 (0.83%) MCSE
10 9 (0.75%) OSCE
10 9 (0.75%) OSCP
10 9 (0.75%) RHCE
10 9 (0.75%) RHCSA
11 8 (0.67%) CCNA
12 5 (0.42%) MCSA
13 4 (0.33%) CISA
13 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.25%) CCENT
14 3 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.41%) QA
2 24 (2.00%) GDPR
3 22 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.50%) SLA
5 14 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.00%) NIST
7 9 (0.75%) SOC 1
7 9 (0.75%) SOC 2
8 7 (0.58%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.50%) PMO
10 5 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.42%) EMIR
10 5 (0.42%) MiFID
11 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.17%) GRC
12 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.17%) ITGC
13 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 406 (33.78%) Docker
2 192 (15.97%) Active Directory
3 110 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.25%) vSphere
6 23 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.83%) KVM
8 18 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.58%) DFS Replication
10 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.42%) vCloud
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.25%) Postfix
13 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.17%) LXC
14 2 (0.17%) NFS
15 1 (0.083%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.083%) HDFS
15 1 (0.083%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 466 (38.77%) Terraform
2 443 (36.86%) Kubernetes
3 235 (19.55%) Ansible
4 104 (8.65%) Puppet
5 74 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 43 (3.58%) Prometheus
8 32 (2.66%) Grafana
9 25 (2.08%) SCCM
10 19 (1.58%) CFEngine
10 19 (1.58%) Demisto
11 17 (1.41%) linkerd
12 13 (1.08%) Istio
13 10 (0.83%) Knative
13 10 (0.83%) SCOM
14 9 (0.75%) Consul
14 9 (0.75%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.75%) Nagios
14 9 (0.75%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 287 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 199 (16.56%) Google
3 140 (11.65%) VMware
4 85 (7.07%) Oracle
5 67 (5.57%) Red Hat
6 42 (3.49%) Citrix
7 36 (3.00%) Cisco
8 32 (2.66%) Splunk
9 23 (1.91%) Palo Alto
9 23 (1.91%) SAP
9 23 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.75%) PagerDuty
11 19 (1.58%) ArcSight
12 17 (1.41%) F5
13 13 (1.08%) Meraki
14 12 (1.00%) Databricks
15 11 (0.92%) Veeam
16 10 (0.83%) Barracuda Networks
17 9 (0.75%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.75%) Tufin