Period
to 25 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 248 251 320
Rank change year-on-year +3 +69 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,853 838 1,277
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.31% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.38% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,318 653 999
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £38,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -1.82%

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 119,629 60,698 119,437
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.16% 95.15% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,263 49,706 96,683
10th Percentile £31,891 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 1,639 £65,000 +8.33% 304
UK excluding London -7 806 £60,000 +14.29% 192
London -3 804 £75,000 +7.14% 137
Work from Home +10 546 £65,000 +18.18% 71
South East -4 269 £55,000 - 43
North of England -50 176 £65,000 +18.18% 53
Midlands -38 127 £60,000 -7.69% 23
South West +16 115 £50,000 -2.44% 15
North West -36 112 £65,000 +8.33% 31
West Midlands -25 106 £62,500 -3.85% 16
East of England -65 81 £55,000 +22.22% 27
Yorkshire -49 56 £70,000 +55.56% 14
Scotland -60 33 £63,750 +10.87% 20
Wales -33 21 £50,000 +13.96% 12
East Midlands -61 15 £60,000 +9.09% 5
North East -31 12 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Northern Ireland -27 6 £37,500 -28.57% 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 1,170 (63.14%) Azure
2 1,093 (58.99%) AWS
3 1,022 (55.15%) DevOps
4 807 (43.55%) Terraform
5 696 (37.56%) Python
6 609 (32.87%) CI/CD
7 586 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
8 580 (31.30%) Kubernetes
9 546 (29.47%) Microsoft
10 509 (27.47%) Linux
11 477 (25.74%) Infrastructure as Code
12 447 (24.12%) Docker
13 425 (22.94%) PowerShell
14 416 (22.45%) GCP
15 383 (20.67%) Ansible
16 380 (20.51%) Java
17 345 (18.62%) Windows
18 343 (18.51%) Serverless
19 311 (16.78%) Finance
20 310 (16.73%) Bash
20 310 (16.73%) Social Skills
21 290 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 279 (15.06%) AWS CloudFormation
23 270 (14.57%) SQL
24 259 (13.98%) Jenkins
25 256 (13.82%) IaaS
26 237 (12.79%) Analytics
27 235 (12.68%) Migration
28 233 (12.57%) Active Directory
29 231 (12.47%) Google

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 76 (4.10%) Apache
2 74 (3.99%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 54 (2.91%) Apache Airflow
5 50 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 49 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (2.27%) IIS
8 37 (2.00%) Confluence
9 22 (1.19%) nginx
10 13 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.27%) GemFire
13 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.22%) WordPress
14 3 (0.16%) SAS
15 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
16 1 (0.054%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.054%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 32 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.38%) Workfront
3 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,170 (63.14%) Azure
2 1,093 (58.99%) AWS
3 416 (22.45%) GCP
4 343 (18.51%) Serverless
5 279 (15.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 256 (13.82%) IaaS
7 229 (12.36%) PaaS
8 224 (12.09%) Microsoft 365
9 157 (8.47%) GitHub
10 151 (8.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 151 (8.15%) AWS Lambda
11 149 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
12 138 (7.45%) Amazon S3
13 130 (7.02%) SaaS
14 128 (6.91%) Azure Monitor
15 108 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
15 108 (5.83%) GitHub Actions
16 103 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
17 102 (5.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 99 (5.34%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (8.42%) Firewall
2 119 (6.42%) Cisco IPT
3 97 (5.23%) DNS
4 69 (3.72%) Network Security
5 43 (2.32%) VPN
6 40 (2.16%) SAN
6 40 (2.16%) WAN
7 38 (2.05%) DHCP
8 37 (2.00%) HTTP
8 37 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 32 (1.73%) SSL
10 24 (1.30%) Internet
11 22 (1.19%) NAS
12 20 (1.08%) SD-WAN
13 19 (1.03%) IPv6
13 19 (1.03%) LAN
14 18 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.76%) OSPF
16 13 (0.70%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (8.58%) Big Data
2 147 (7.93%) Data Lake
3 105 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 104 (5.61%) Amazon RDS
5 103 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 97 (5.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 90 (4.86%) Amazon Redshift
8 86 (4.64%) MongoDB
9 82 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
10 68 (3.67%) Amazon Athena
11 57 (3.08%) MySQL
12 50 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
13 40 (2.16%) Relational Database
14 36 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 33 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.40%) BigQuery
16 26 (1.40%) Power BI
17 23 (1.24%) Hadoop
18 21 (1.13%) Redis
19 19 (1.03%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 259 (13.98%) Jenkins
2 158 (8.53%) Git (software)
3 100 (5.40%) GitLab
4 97 (5.23%) JIRA
5 36 (1.94%) Artifactory
5 36 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 26 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.19%) CircleCI
9 20 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (0.97%) kappa
11 12 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.54%) Maven
13 9 (0.49%) Burp Suite
14 8 (0.43%) Gradle
15 7 (0.38%) Ant
15 7 (0.38%) Codeship
15 7 (0.38%) Selenium
15 7 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 311 (16.78%) Finance
2 310 (16.73%) Social Skills
3 104 (5.61%) Retail
4 95 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (3.62%) Banking
6 45 (2.43%) Law
7 41 (2.21%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.05%) Games
9 27 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.40%) Automotive
10 26 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
11 24 (1.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 17 (0.92%) Advertising
12 17 (0.92%) Legal
13 16 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
14 15 (0.81%) Billing
15 11 (0.59%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.54%) Marketing
17 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.49%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (10.42%) .NET
2 134 (7.23%) Kafka
3 78 (4.21%) ARM Templates
4 75 (4.05%) JSON
5 59 (3.18%) Node.js
6 51 (2.75%) Web Services
7 48 (2.59%) ActiveMQ
8 44 (2.37%) AngularJS
9 40 (2.16%) YAML
10 35 (1.89%) React
10 35 (1.89%) REST
11 31 (1.67%) .NET Core
12 27 (1.46%) ASP.NET
12 27 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
12 27 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (1.24%) Velocity
14 22 (1.19%) LAMP
15 21 (1.13%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.08%) Entity Framework
17 19 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.61%) Public Cloud
2 173 (9.34%) Cloud Native
3 107 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (3.13%) User Experience
6 53 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 50 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (2.27%) Clustering
9 41 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.78%) Private Cloud
11 30 (1.62%) NHS
11 30 (1.62%) PKI
12 24 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
12 24 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
13 23 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.13%) Replication
15 20 (1.08%) Virtual Team
16 19 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
17 17 (0.92%) Blog
17 17 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 509 (27.47%) Linux
2 345 (18.62%) Windows
3 135 (7.29%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (2.81%) Unix
5 32 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 27 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.35%) CentOS
8 22 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.92%) Debian
10 16 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.59%) VMS
11 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.49%) Kali Linux
13 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.16%) Android
16 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,022 (55.15%) DevOps
2 609 (32.87%) CI/CD
3 586 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
4 477 (25.74%) Infrastructure as Code
5 290 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 237 (12.79%) Analytics
7 235 (12.68%) Migration
8 192 (10.36%) Microservices
9 191 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 190 (10.25%) Software Engineering
11 181 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
12 173 (9.34%) Configuration Management
13 163 (8.80%) Data Security
14 157 (8.47%) ETL
15 155 (8.36%) SDLC
16 140 (7.56%) Data Analytics
17 129 (6.96%) Security Operations
18 128 (6.91%) Risk Management
19 126 (6.80%) Scrum
20 124 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 696 (37.56%) Python
2 425 (22.94%) PowerShell
3 380 (20.51%) Java
4 310 (16.73%) Bash
5 270 (14.57%) SQL
6 173 (9.34%) Scala
7 124 (6.69%) Go
8 110 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 89 (4.80%) C#
10 58 (3.13%) PHP
11 55 (2.97%) Groovy
12 47 (2.54%) Ruby
13 39 (2.10%) TypeScript
14 32 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.67%) C++
16 14 (0.76%) Java 8
17 13 (0.70%) Perl
18 11 (0.59%) Kotlin
19 10 (0.54%) Bicep
20 9 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 157 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (7.07%) AWS Certification
3 128 (6.91%) CISSP
3 128 (6.91%) Degree
4 125 (6.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 114 (6.15%) Security Cleared
6 84 (4.53%) SC Cleared
7 82 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (1.83%) MCSE
10 20 (1.08%) CCNA
11 19 (1.03%) CCSP
12 17 (0.92%) MCSA
13 15 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.65%) OCP
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.59%) Master's Degree
16 9 (0.49%) GIAC
17 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.59%) SLA
2 38 (2.05%) QA
3 37 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.54%) GDPR
5 10 (0.54%) NIST
6 9 (0.49%) NCSC
7 8 (0.43%) SOC 2
8 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.38%) GRC
9 6 (0.32%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.27%) Accessibility
11 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.16%) COBIT
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 447 (24.12%) Docker
2 233 (12.57%) Active Directory
3 114 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 53 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (2.05%) vSphere
7 24 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.32%) XenApp
11 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.27%) HDFS
13 4 (0.22%) Firmware
14 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.11%) iptables
14 2 (0.11%) KVM
14 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.054%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 807 (43.55%) Terraform
2 580 (31.30%) Kubernetes
3 383 (20.67%) Ansible
4 136 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
5 119 (6.42%) Puppet
6 102 (5.50%) Grafana
7 71 (3.83%) Prometheus
8 63 (3.40%) SCCM
9 33 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 29 (1.57%) Rancher
11 22 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.86%) Istio
13 14 (0.76%) Consul
13 14 (0.76%) Packer
14 13 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 13 (0.70%) SCOM
15 10 (0.54%) FortiGate
16 8 (0.43%) Kibana
16 8 (0.43%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 546 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 231 (12.47%) Google
3 186 (10.04%) VMware
4 140 (7.56%) Databricks
5 75 (4.05%) Oracle
6 63 (3.40%) Red Hat
7 59 (3.18%) Cisco
8 44 (2.37%) Dynatrace
9 38 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 31 (1.67%) Splunk
11 25 (1.35%) Sophos
12 24 (1.30%) 3PAR
12 24 (1.30%) Apple
12 24 (1.30%) Scality
13 23 (1.24%) Citrix
14 21 (1.13%) F5
14 21 (1.13%) New Relic
15 20 (1.08%) Veeam
16 18 (0.97%) Atlassian
17 14 (0.76%) Palo Alto