Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 310 394
Rank change year-on-year +69 +84 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 810 1,286 1,189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.03% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.07% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 757 1,098 1,091
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%

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 59,592 119,868 145,333
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.59% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,396 97,043 117,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +62 739 £60,000 - 181
UK excluding London +73 414 £52,500 -4.55% 111
London +49 338 £70,000 +7.69% 74
Work from Home 0 154 £55,000 -8.33% 19
South East +114 124 £55,000 -8.33% 25
North of England +13 95 £50,000 - 29
Midlands +41 65 £55,000 - 20
East of England +124 57 £55,000 +10.00% 22
West Midlands +35 51 £50,000 - 10
North West +20 49 £60,000 +20.00% 16
South West +57 42 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Yorkshire +37 32 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Scotland +30 24 £57,500 +41.98% 6
North East +28 14 £50,000 +14.94% 6
East Midlands +33 13 £50,000 -31.03% 10
Wales +40 7 £49,000 -6.67% 2
Northern Ireland +21 3 £52,500 +133.33%

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 498 (61.48%) Azure
2 460 (56.79%) AWS
3 438 (54.07%) DevOps
4 328 (40.49%) Terraform
5 255 (31.48%) Linux
6 227 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
7 221 (27.28%) Kubernetes
8 219 (27.04%) Python
9 208 (25.68%) Docker
10 204 (25.19%) Microsoft
11 199 (24.57%) Windows
12 183 (22.59%) PowerShell
13 179 (22.10%) Ansible
14 175 (21.60%) GCP
15 162 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
16 147 (18.15%) SQL
17 143 (17.65%) Serverless
18 127 (15.68%) Active Directory
19 124 (15.31%) Jenkins
20 116 (14.32%) Google
21 112 (13.83%) IaaS
22 107 (13.21%) Office 365
22 107 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 105 (12.96%) PaaS
24 100 (12.35%) Windows Server
25 97 (11.98%) Firewall
26 95 (11.73%) Java
27 90 (11.11%) VMware
28 89 (10.99%) Public Cloud
29 88 (10.86%) Finance

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 43 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.59%) OpenStack
3 18 (2.22%) Apache
3 18 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.22%) Confluence
4 14 (1.73%) IIS
5 13 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.23%) nginx
6 10 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.86%) WordPress
8 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.74%) Drupal
9 3 (0.37%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Pulsar
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.25%) Tradar
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 498 (61.48%) Azure
2 460 (56.79%) AWS
3 175 (21.60%) GCP
4 143 (17.65%) Serverless
5 112 (13.83%) IaaS
6 107 (13.21%) Office 365
7 105 (12.96%) PaaS
8 75 (9.26%) SaaS
9 64 (7.90%) Azure Functions
10 59 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 53 (6.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 52 (6.42%) GitHub
13 47 (5.80%) AWS Lambda
14 44 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 41 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (4.57%) Amazon S3
17 34 (4.20%) Amazon ECS
18 30 (3.70%) OneDrive
19 25 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
20 24 (2.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (11.98%) Firewall
2 75 (9.26%) DNS
3 47 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 44 (5.43%) VPN
5 30 (3.70%) Network Security
6 25 (3.09%) Internet
7 23 (2.84%) HTTP
8 17 (2.10%) IPv4
9 16 (1.98%) DHCP
9 16 (1.98%) IPv6
10 15 (1.85%) WAN
11 14 (1.73%) LAN
11 14 (1.73%) OSPF
12 13 (1.60%) SAN
13 10 (1.23%) VLAN
14 8 (0.99%) BGP
15 7 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (0.86%) EIGRP
16 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
17 5 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 34 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (2.84%) Big Data
5 23 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
6 20 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (2.10%) BigQuery
9 15 (1.85%) MySQL
10 14 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.48%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.48%) Redis
12 10 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.86%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.74%) Cloud Spanner
14 6 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 124 (15.31%) Jenkins
2 70 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.32%) GitLab
4 32 (3.95%) JIRA
5 19 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (1.73%) SonarQube
7 13 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.11%) Subversion
8 9 (1.11%) Travis CI
9 8 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.99%) Maven
10 6 (0.74%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.74%) Gradle
11 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.37%) Ant
12 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.37%) Selenium
12 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (10.86%) Finance
2 34 (4.20%) Banking
3 33 (4.07%) Retail
4 22 (2.72%) Law
4 22 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.98%) Public Sector
6 14 (1.73%) Marketing
7 11 (1.36%) Electronics
7 11 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.11%) Publishing
9 8 (0.99%) Games
10 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.74%) Front Office
10 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Automotive
12 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Legal
14 2 (0.25%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.67%) Web Services
2 41 (5.06%) .NET
3 29 (3.58%) Kafka
4 23 (2.84%) Node.js
4 23 (2.84%) SAML
5 19 (2.35%) REST
6 15 (1.85%) YAML
7 12 (1.48%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.48%) JSON
8 11 (1.36%) React
9 10 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.23%) RESTful
10 8 (0.99%) SOAP
11 7 (0.86%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.74%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.74%) Spring
12 6 (0.74%) Swagger
12 6 (0.74%) XML
13 5 (0.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.99%) Public Cloud
2 50 (6.17%) Cloud Native
3 42 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 17 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.48%) Replication
10 12 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.23%) PKI
13 8 (0.99%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.86%) Clustering
14 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.86%) User Experience
15 6 (0.74%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 255 (31.48%) Linux
2 199 (24.57%) Windows
3 100 (12.35%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.09%) Unix
6 22 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (2.10%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.98%) CentOS
10 10 (1.23%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.62%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.62%) zOS
15 4 (0.49%) Debian
15 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (54.07%) DevOps
2 227 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 107 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 81 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 80 (9.88%) Microservices
7 76 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 75 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (9.14%) Configuration Management
10 70 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 70 (8.64%) Mentoring
11 60 (7.41%) Migration
12 57 (7.04%) TDD
13 52 (6.42%) Analytics
14 51 (6.30%) Scrum
15 49 (6.05%) Fintech
16 48 (5.93%) DevSecOps
16 48 (5.93%) Project Delivery
17 45 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
17 45 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 219 (27.04%) Python
2 183 (22.59%) PowerShell
3 147 (18.15%) SQL
4 95 (11.73%) Java
5 74 (9.14%) Bash Shell
6 48 (5.93%) C#
7 44 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 40 (4.94%) Go
9 33 (4.07%) Ruby
10 24 (2.96%) Perl
11 18 (2.22%) Scala
12 14 (1.73%) C++
12 14 (1.73%) PHP
13 12 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.99%) Groovy
15 5 (0.62%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.49%) C
17 2 (0.25%) Java 8
18 1 (0.12%) R
18 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (7.28%) Degree
2 37 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.96%) AWS Certification
5 21 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.48%) CCNA
8 10 (1.23%) MCSE
9 8 (0.99%) CISSP
9 8 (0.99%) RHCE
10 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.74%) OSCE
10 6 (0.74%) OSCP
10 6 (0.74%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.62%) CCNP
11 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.62%) MCSA
11 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.49%) PhD
13 2 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.46%) SLA
2 22 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.59%) GDPR
4 14 (1.73%) NIST
4 14 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.48%) QA
6 11 (1.36%) PMO
7 5 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.62%) EMIR
7 5 (0.62%) MiFID
8 3 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) ITGC
System Software
1 208 (25.68%) Docker
2 127 (15.68%) Active Directory
3 60 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.62%) vSphere
9 4 (0.49%) vCloud
10 3 (0.37%) KVM
10 3 (0.37%) Postfix
10 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.37%) zsh
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.25%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.12%) Firmware
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) pfSense
12 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 328 (40.49%) Terraform
2 221 (27.28%) Kubernetes
3 179 (22.10%) Ansible
4 68 (8.40%) Puppet
5 44 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (3.58%) Prometheus
8 21 (2.59%) Grafana
9 18 (2.22%) SCCM
10 13 (1.60%) Packer
11 9 (1.11%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.74%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.74%) Consul
13 6 (0.74%) linkerd
13 6 (0.74%) Nagios
14 4 (0.49%) CSIRT
14 4 (0.49%) Istio
14 4 (0.49%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 204 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 116 (14.32%) Google
3 90 (11.11%) VMware
4 47 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 36 (4.44%) Cisco
6 23 (2.84%) Oracle
7 22 (2.72%) Citrix
8 19 (2.35%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.73%) Meraki
9 14 (1.73%) Palo Alto
9 14 (1.73%) Veeam
10 11 (1.36%) SAP
10 11 (1.36%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.11%) F5
11 9 (1.11%) HP
12 8 (0.99%) iManage
12 8 (0.99%) NetApp
12 8 (0.99%) Symantec
13 7 (0.86%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.86%) TOWER Software