Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 254 289
Rank change year-on-year +20 +35 +132
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,631 876 1,704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.27% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.34% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,203 686 1,377
10th Percentile £40,200 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,875 £46,875 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £95,000 £87,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 102,996 65,562 138,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.01% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,214 53,513 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +8 1,406 £65,000 - 300
UK excluding London +28 808 £55,000 +4.76% 152
London -39 623 £75,000 -6.25% 153
Work from Home -9 387 £65,000 +23.81% 73
South East +48 248 £60,000 +9.09% 31
North of England -36 170 £60,000 +14.29% 46
South West -1 110 £51,125 -2.62% 19
Midlands -43 108 £57,500 +9.52% 31
North West -26 83 £60,000 +9.09% 26
West Midlands -35 82 £59,000 +12.38% 26
Yorkshire -63 66 £52,500 -2.33% 16
Scotland -48 62 £52,250 +4.50% 8
East of England -29 61 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Northern Ireland - 30 £47,500 -
East Midlands -39 25 £50,000 -23.08% 5
North East -23 21 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Wales -20 19 £50,000 - 3

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,032 (63.27%) Azure
2 964 (59.10%) AWS
3 838 (51.38%) DevOps
4 625 (38.32%) Terraform
5 604 (37.03%) Python
6 543 (33.29%) Kubernetes
7 467 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
8 463 (28.39%) Docker
9 459 (28.14%) Infrastructure as Code
10 429 (26.30%) Linux
11 423 (25.94%) GCP
12 422 (25.87%) Microsoft
12 422 (25.87%) PowerShell
13 366 (22.44%) Windows
14 337 (20.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 290 (17.78%) Finance
16 277 (16.98%) Active Directory
17 276 (16.92%) PaaS
18 275 (16.86%) Bash Shell
18 275 (16.86%) IaaS
19 274 (16.80%) Social Skills
20 268 (16.43%) Software Engineering
21 260 (15.94%) Google
22 258 (15.82%) Ansible
23 249 (15.27%) Java
24 224 (13.73%) SQL
25 221 (13.55%) Jenkins
26 213 (13.06%) Public Cloud
27 187 (11.47%) Microservices
28 186 (11.40%) Git (software)

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 52 (3.19%) Apache Spark
2 47 (2.88%) Confluence
3 44 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.35%) Apache
6 19 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.10%) IIS
8 15 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (0.86%) nginx
9 14 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.80%) GemFire
11 9 (0.55%) Drupal
11 9 (0.55%) WordPress
12 6 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.25%) Luigi
14 3 (0.18%) JBoss
14 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.49%) Revit
3 6 (0.37%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (1.66%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.55%) Magento
2 9 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,032 (63.27%) Azure
2 964 (59.10%) AWS
3 423 (25.94%) GCP
4 276 (16.92%) PaaS
5 275 (16.86%) IaaS
6 184 (11.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 181 (11.10%) Serverless
8 168 (10.30%) SaaS
9 164 (10.06%) Microsoft 365
10 139 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 94 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
12 81 (4.97%) AWS Lambda
13 68 (4.17%) GitHub
14 54 (3.31%) Amazon S3
15 52 (3.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
17 43 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 41 (2.51%) OpenShift
19 40 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
20 38 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (9.75%) Firewall
2 73 (4.48%) DNS
3 71 (4.35%) VPN
4 63 (3.86%) Internet
5 51 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 50 (3.07%) HTTP
7 46 (2.82%) Network Security
8 43 (2.64%) SAN
9 32 (1.96%) LAN
10 30 (1.84%) WAN
11 28 (1.72%) DHCP
12 27 (1.66%) VLAN
13 23 (1.41%) OSPF
14 20 (1.23%) IPv4
15 13 (0.80%) Calico
15 13 (0.80%) VoIP
16 12 (0.74%) DMZ
16 12 (0.74%) MPLS
16 12 (0.74%) SSL
17 11 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.52%) NoSQL
2 78 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 72 (4.41%) Big Data
4 62 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (3.56%) MySQL
6 53 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 47 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
8 35 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 32 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.59%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.41%) Data Lake
12 20 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.04%) Amazon Athena
13 17 (1.04%) BigQuery
13 17 (1.04%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.04%) Power BI
14 13 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.80%) Redis
15 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 221 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 186 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 88 (5.40%) JIRA
4 76 (4.66%) GitLab
5 63 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 41 (2.51%) Maven
7 38 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 28 (1.72%) CircleCI
10 27 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (1.53%) Gradle
12 24 (1.47%) Selenium
13 20 (1.23%) Subversion
13 20 (1.23%) Travis CI
14 19 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 17 (1.04%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.92%) Protractor
17 14 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 13 (0.80%) gulp
19 12 (0.74%) Artifactory
General
1 290 (17.78%) Finance
2 274 (16.80%) Social Skills
3 95 (5.82%) Banking
4 76 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.86%) Law
6 51 (3.13%) Public Sector
7 47 (2.88%) Retail
8 35 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 33 (2.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 31 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
11 24 (1.47%) Marketing
12 23 (1.41%) Games
13 21 (1.29%) Billing
14 18 (1.10%) Manufacturing
15 17 (1.04%) Electronics
16 16 (0.98%) Legal
16 16 (0.98%) Public Speaking
17 15 (0.92%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.80%) Automotive
19 11 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (6.50%) Web Services
2 103 (6.32%) .NET
3 79 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
4 69 (4.23%) Node.js
5 63 (3.86%) Kafka
6 61 (3.74%) REST
7 52 (3.19%) AngularJS
8 51 (3.13%) React
9 39 (2.39%) JSON
10 35 (2.15%) RESTful
11 34 (2.08%) Spring
12 29 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
13 28 (1.72%) .NET Core
13 28 (1.72%) Spring Boot
14 22 (1.35%) YAML
15 18 (1.10%) .NET Framework
15 18 (1.10%) GraphQL
15 18 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
16 16 (0.98%) SAML
17 15 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 213 (13.06%) Public Cloud
2 146 (8.95%) Cloud Native
3 99 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 84 (5.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 69 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.64%) Data Structures
8 38 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 34 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.90%) Clustering
11 26 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (1.53%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (1.35%) Replication
15 21 (1.29%) Internet of Things
16 17 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.98%) NHS
18 13 (0.80%) Hedge funds
19 12 (0.74%) PKI
19 12 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 429 (26.30%) Linux
2 366 (22.44%) Windows
3 140 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 55 (3.37%) Unix
5 43 (2.64%) CentOS
6 40 (2.45%) Windows 10
7 37 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (1.66%) Ubuntu
10 24 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.98%) VMS
12 9 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.37%) Android
14 6 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (51.38%) DevOps
2 467 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (28.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 337 (20.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 268 (16.43%) Software Engineering
6 187 (11.47%) Microservices
7 149 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (8.89%) Analytics
9 143 (8.77%) Configuration Management
9 143 (8.77%) Migration
10 141 (8.65%) Computer Science
11 122 (7.48%) Cybersecurity
12 119 (7.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 117 (7.17%) Scrum
14 106 (6.50%) ITIL
15 105 (6.44%) Mentoring
16 89 (5.46%) Test Automation
17 80 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (4.84%) Collaborative Working
19 75 (4.60%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 604 (37.03%) Python
2 422 (25.87%) PowerShell
3 275 (16.86%) Bash Shell
4 249 (15.27%) Java
5 224 (13.73%) SQL
6 148 (9.07%) Go
7 106 (6.50%) JavaScript
8 86 (5.27%) C#
9 60 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 51 (3.13%) C++
11 47 (2.88%) Perl
12 40 (2.45%) Ruby
13 37 (2.27%) Scala
14 35 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 29 (1.78%) PHP
16 24 (1.47%) Groovy
17 19 (1.16%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.55%) Kotlin
19 7 (0.43%) C
19 7 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 158 (9.69%) Degree
2 80 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.99%) AWS Certification
4 62 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 48 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.41%) Master's Degree
9 21 (1.29%) PhD
10 20 (1.23%) CCNA
11 18 (1.10%) MCSE
12 15 (0.92%) MCSA
13 13 (0.80%) CISSP
13 13 (0.80%) OCP
13 13 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.49%) CCENT
16 7 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 6 (0.37%) MCITP
17 6 (0.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.99%) QA
2 50 (3.07%) SLA
3 30 (1.84%) GDPR
3 30 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.16%) NIST
5 14 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.61%) GRC
7 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.31%) PMO
9 4 (0.25%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.18%) SOC 1
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
12 1 (0.061%) GLBA
12 1 (0.061%) HL7
12 1 (0.061%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.061%) NCSC
System Software
1 463 (28.39%) Docker
2 277 (16.98%) Active Directory
3 123 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (4.54%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (3.19%) Hyper-V
6 50 (3.07%) vSphere
7 24 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.92%) KVM
10 12 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.61%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.43%) vCloud
13 6 (0.37%) LXC
14 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.18%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.18%) HDFS
15 3 (0.18%) iptables
16 2 (0.12%) Gluster
17 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
17 1 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 625 (38.32%) Terraform
2 543 (33.29%) Kubernetes
3 258 (15.82%) Ansible
4 140 (8.58%) Puppet
5 96 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 55 (3.37%) Grafana
8 50 (3.07%) Prometheus
8 50 (3.07%) SCCM
9 18 (1.10%) Kibana
9 18 (1.10%) SCOM
9 18 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 15 (0.92%) CFEngine
11 15 (0.92%) Demisto
12 12 (0.74%) Istio
13 10 (0.61%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.61%) linkerd
13 10 (0.61%) Rancher
14 9 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 422 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 260 (15.94%) Google
3 175 (10.73%) VMware
4 101 (6.19%) Oracle
5 64 (3.92%) Splunk
6 51 (3.13%) Cisco
6 51 (3.13%) Citrix
6 51 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 24 (1.47%) Meraki
8 22 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.29%) PagerDuty
10 20 (1.23%) Palo Alto
11 19 (1.16%) Databricks
11 19 (1.16%) SAP
12 17 (1.04%) Juniper
12 17 (1.04%) Nimble Storage
13 15 (0.92%) 3PAR
13 15 (0.92%) ArcSight
13 15 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.67%) Apple