Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 462 561
Rank change year-on-year +39 +99 +215
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,204 1,100 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.63% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.66% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,001 886 755
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +9.47%

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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +44 1,095 £60,000 +9.09% 170
UK excluding London +4 627 £52,500 +5.00% 103
London +84 540 £65,000 +4.00% 83
South East -38 223 £60,000 +9.09% 23
North of England +48 136 £50,000 +8.70% 24
East of England +14 87 £52,500 +10.53% 20
Yorkshire +76 67 £51,250 +13.89% 10
North West +1 65 £47,500 -2.56% 13
South West +15 62 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Scotland +8 46 £48,750 -25.00% 9
Midlands +12 38 £50,000 +42.86% 11
Wales -9 33 £49,039 - 4
East Midlands 0 20 £48,250 +60.83% 8
West Midlands +12 18 £53,750 +53.57% 3
North East -19 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Northern Ireland +3 3 £60,000 +26.32% 3

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 749 (62.21%) Amazon AWS
2 617 (51.25%) Linux
3 612 (50.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 582 (48.34%) DevOps
5 498 (41.36%) Python
6 366 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
7 363 (30.15%) Ansible
8 353 (29.32%) Puppet
9 334 (27.74%) Docker
10 317 (26.33%) Windows
11 262 (21.76%) VMware
12 255 (21.18%) Opscode Chef
13 254 (21.10%) Bash Shell
14 244 (20.27%) Microsoft
15 243 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 228 (18.94%) PowerShell
17 219 (18.19%) Configuration Management
18 208 (17.28%) Kubernetes
19 207 (17.19%) Jenkins
20 200 (16.61%) Terraform
20 200 (16.61%) SQL
21 199 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
22 195 (16.20%) Ruby
22 195 (16.20%) Finance
23 189 (15.70%) Web Services
24 180 (14.95%) Google Cloud Platform
25 176 (14.62%) Java
26 175 (14.53%) Google
27 165 (13.70%) Firewall
28 161 (13.37%) Active Directory

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 93 (7.72%) OpenStack
2 66 (5.48%) Apache
3 46 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.74%) IIS
5 41 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (3.41%) nginx
6 31 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.41%) Apache Spark
8 26 (2.16%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.33%) Skype for Business
10 14 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (1.16%) JBoss
11 13 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.00%) CloudStack
13 11 (0.91%) Confluence
14 10 (0.83%) CMS
15 8 (0.66%) Drupal
15 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.66%) WordPress
16 7 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 30 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.33%) Magento
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.083%) Eikon
5 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 749 (62.21%) Amazon AWS
2 612 (50.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (14.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 124 (10.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 114 (9.47%) IaaS
6 104 (8.64%) Office 365
7 93 (7.72%) PaaS
8 91 (7.56%) SaaS
9 65 (5.40%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
11 46 (3.82%) Amazon S3
12 45 (3.74%) Serverless
13 43 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
14 35 (2.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 31 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (2.41%) GitHub
17 28 (2.33%) OpenShift
18 25 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
19 22 (1.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.70%) Firewall
2 97 (8.06%) DNS
3 64 (5.32%) LAN
4 61 (5.07%) Network Security
5 60 (4.98%) Internet
6 56 (4.65%) VPN
7 51 (4.24%) SAN
8 48 (3.99%) TCP/IP
9 42 (3.49%) DHCP
9 42 (3.49%) WAN
10 31 (2.57%) VoIP
11 22 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
13 19 (1.58%) Unified Communications
14 16 (1.33%) BGP
14 16 (1.33%) VLAN
15 14 (1.16%) HTTP
15 14 (1.16%) OSPF
15 14 (1.16%) Wireshark
16 12 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.14%) MySQL
3 93 (7.72%) Big Data
4 48 (3.99%) MongoDB
5 46 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
9 30 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.58%) MariaDB
14 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (1.16%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 207 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 122 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 57 (4.73%) Maven
4 48 (3.99%) Visual Studio Team System
5 38 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 36 (2.99%) GitLab
7 35 (2.91%) JIRA
8 31 (2.57%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (2.41%) Ant
10 29 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 28 (2.33%) Vagrant
12 26 (2.16%) Gradle
13 22 (1.83%) Subversion
14 21 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.33%) Hudson
15 16 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (1.16%) Selenium
17 13 (1.08%) Cucumber
17 13 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 195 (16.20%) Finance
2 42 (3.49%) Retail
3 38 (3.16%) Banking
4 29 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 27 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.08%) Games
7 20 (1.66%) Marketing
8 15 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.16%) Billing
10 13 (1.08%) Legal
10 13 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.91%) Law
12 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.50%) Automotive
14 5 (0.42%) Advertising
14 5 (0.42%) Front Office
15 4 (0.33%) Electronics
16 2 (0.17%) Publishing
17 1 (0.083%) French Language
17 1 (0.083%) Georgian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (15.70%) Web Services
2 127 (10.55%) .NET
3 53 (4.40%) REST
4 51 (4.24%) Node.js
5 46 (3.82%) AngularJS
6 42 (3.49%) HTML
7 36 (2.99%) LAMP
8 35 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
9 29 (2.41%) Middleware
10 25 (2.08%) ASP.NET
10 25 (2.08%) JSON
11 24 (1.99%) HTML5
12 19 (1.58%) Kafka
13 18 (1.50%) CSS
14 17 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
15 15 (1.25%) React
15 15 (1.25%) RESTful
16 14 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 136 (11.30%) Data Centre
1 136 (11.30%) Public Cloud
2 76 (6.31%) Hybrid Cloud
3 70 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 61 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (3.82%) Private Cloud
6 40 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
7 37 (3.07%) User Experience
8 35 (2.91%) Cloud Native
9 33 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 31 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (2.08%) Fintech
12 23 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.91%) PKI
15 11 (0.91%) Social Media
16 10 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 617 (51.25%) Linux
2 317 (26.33%) Windows
3 138 (11.46%) Windows Server
4 103 (8.55%) Unix
5 79 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (5.23%) Ubuntu
7 55 (4.57%) CentOS
7 55 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.41%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.74%) Debian
10 21 (1.74%) Mac OS
11 16 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.83%) VMS
14 7 (0.58%) Solaris
15 5 (0.42%) DC/OS
15 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (48.34%) DevOps
2 366 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 219 (18.19%) Configuration Management
5 199 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
6 161 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
7 150 (12.46%) Software Engineering
8 122 (10.13%) ITIL
9 111 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 91 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 90 (7.48%) Deployment Automation
12 85 (7.06%) Scrum
13 84 (6.98%) Open Source
14 80 (6.64%) Microservices
15 60 (4.98%) TDD
16 59 (4.90%) Migration
17 52 (4.32%) E-Commerce
18 47 (3.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 45 (3.74%) Cloud Operations
20 43 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 498 (41.36%) Python
2 254 (21.10%) Bash Shell
3 228 (18.94%) PowerShell
4 200 (16.61%) SQL
5 195 (16.20%) Ruby
6 176 (14.62%) Java
7 94 (7.81%) Go
8 86 (7.14%) C#
9 61 (5.07%) JavaScript
9 61 (5.07%) Perl
10 49 (4.07%) PHP
11 35 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.66%) Groovy
13 19 (1.58%) Scala
14 16 (1.33%) C++
15 15 (1.25%) C
16 14 (1.16%) R
17 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.25%) Java 8
19 2 (0.17%) Rust
Qualifications
1 95 (7.89%) Degree
2 58 (4.82%) AWS Certification
3 52 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (3.74%) CCNA
6 43 (3.57%) MCSE
7 37 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (2.74%) Security Cleared
9 21 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (1.58%) MCSA
11 18 (1.50%) MCITP
12 12 (1.00%) PhD
13 11 (0.91%) CCNP
13 11 (0.91%) RHCE
14 10 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.66%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.50%) CCIE
17 6 (0.50%) CISSP
18 5 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.32%) SLA
2 33 (2.74%) QA
3 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.66%) GDPR
5 7 (0.58%) PMO
6 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.083%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 334 (27.74%) Docker
2 161 (13.37%) Active Directory
3 152 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 50 (4.15%) vSphere
6 29 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (1.74%) LXC
9 18 (1.50%) vCloud
10 17 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.83%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.83%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.58%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.50%) Xen
13 6 (0.50%) XenApp
14 5 (0.42%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.33%) KVM
15 4 (0.33%) NFS
15 4 (0.33%) Samba
15 4 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 363 (30.15%) Ansible
2 353 (29.32%) Puppet
3 255 (21.18%) Opscode Chef
4 208 (17.28%) Kubernetes
5 200 (16.61%) Terraform
6 40 (3.32%) Salt
6 40 (3.32%) SCCM
7 32 (2.66%) Nagios
8 26 (2.16%) Packer
9 23 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
10 20 (1.66%) Prometheus
11 19 (1.58%) SCOM
12 18 (1.50%) Grafana
13 17 (1.41%) Rancher
14 15 (1.25%) Cobbler
14 15 (1.25%) Mesos
15 13 (1.08%) SCVMM
15 13 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.08%) Tivoli
15 13 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 262 (21.76%) VMware
2 244 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 175 (14.53%) Google
4 102 (8.47%) Cisco
5 92 (7.64%) Red Hat
6 70 (5.81%) Oracle
7 54 (4.49%) Splunk
8 47 (3.90%) Citrix
9 26 (2.16%) Veeam
10 24 (1.99%) NetApp
11 18 (1.50%) AppDynamics
11 18 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.50%) Juniper
12 17 (1.41%) IBM
13 16 (1.33%) Ivanti
14 15 (1.25%) Rackspace
15 14 (1.16%) HP
15 14 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.16%) SAP
16 13 (1.08%) McAfee