Period
to 4 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 357 395
Rank change year-on-year +63 +38 +150
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,228 1,336 1,336
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.90% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.94% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,012 1,200 1,137
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,125 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% +5.26%

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 111,209 142,157 170,905
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89,179 113,405 140,174
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +67 1,148 £60,000 - 169
UK excluding London +38 617 £52,500 -2.78% 116
London +50 575 £72,500 +3.57% 68
North of England +73 211 £50,000 - 32
South East -29 130 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Midlands +82 127 £55,000 - 17
North West +69 119 £50,000 -4.76% 19
Yorkshire +53 85 £52,500 +5.00% 8
West Midlands +87 84 £52,500 +10.53% 8
Work from Home +3 77 £55,000 -8.33% 11
East of England +28 60 £47,500 -13.64% 30
East Midlands +40 43 £72,500 +31.82% 9
Scotland +40 42 £52,500 -12.50% 10
South West -7 28 £50,000 -7.41% 7
Wales -17 19 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North East -7 7 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Channel Islands - 2 £60,000 -

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 832 (67.75%) AWS
2 706 (57.49%) Azure
3 658 (53.58%) DevOps
4 435 (35.42%) Python
5 400 (32.57%) Terraform
6 379 (30.86%) Linux
7 339 (27.61%) Windows
8 334 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
9 301 (24.51%) Ansible
10 298 (24.27%) Docker
11 293 (23.86%) Kubernetes
11 293 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 286 (23.29%) PowerShell
13 279 (22.72%) Microsoft
14 233 (18.97%) GCP
15 206 (16.78%) Infrastructure as Code
16 203 (16.53%) Finance
17 197 (16.04%) VMware
18 185 (15.07%) Bash Shell
19 184 (14.98%) Public Cloud
20 179 (14.58%) Jenkins
21 170 (13.84%) Puppet
22 162 (13.19%) Java
23 156 (12.70%) IaaS
24 155 (12.62%) AWS CloudFormation
25 151 (12.30%) SQL
26 146 (11.89%) Google
27 143 (11.64%) Office 365
28 139 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
29 137 (11.16%) 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 38 (3.09%) Confluence
2 35 (2.85%) IIS
3 28 (2.28%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.63%) Apache
5 18 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.22%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
10 10 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.65%) nginx
12 6 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.49%) JBoss
13 5 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.41%) Drupal
14 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.24%) Anypoint
15 3 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.65%) Gliffy
3 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 832 (67.75%) AWS
2 706 (57.49%) Azure
3 233 (18.97%) GCP
4 156 (12.70%) IaaS
5 155 (12.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 143 (11.64%) Office 365
7 122 (9.93%) Serverless
8 120 (9.77%) PaaS
9 89 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
10 88 (7.17%) SaaS
11 85 (6.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 68 (5.54%) AWS Lambda
13 65 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
13 65 (5.29%) OpenShift
14 61 (4.97%) Amazon S3
15 56 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 40 (3.26%) Amazon ECS
17 36 (2.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 31 (2.52%) GitHub
19 23 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (10.59%) Firewall
2 91 (7.41%) DNS
3 49 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 44 (3.58%) VPN
5 42 (3.42%) WAN
6 39 (3.18%) Internet
6 39 (3.18%) Network Security
7 38 (3.09%) DHCP
8 36 (2.93%) SAN
9 24 (1.95%) LAN
10 19 (1.55%) BGP
11 17 (1.38%) OSPF
12 15 (1.22%) HTTP
13 13 (1.06%) SSH
13 13 (1.06%) Wireless
14 11 (0.90%) IPsec
14 11 (0.90%) Skype
15 10 (0.81%) iSCSI
15 10 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 54 (4.40%) Big Data
4 38 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.28%) MySQL
6 23 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.30%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.98%) Redis
14 11 (0.90%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.90%) Power BI
15 9 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 179 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 101 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 63 (5.13%) JIRA
4 35 (2.85%) Bitbucket
5 31 (2.52%) GitLab
6 30 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.63%) Selenium
9 18 (1.47%) GoCD
10 17 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (1.06%) CircleCI
11 13 (1.06%) JMeter
11 13 (1.06%) Maven
12 11 (0.90%) Gradle
13 9 (0.73%) Ant
14 7 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.57%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.57%) Subversion
15 6 (0.49%) git-flow
15 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 203 (16.53%) Finance
2 66 (5.37%) Banking
3 50 (4.07%) Retail
4 39 (3.18%) Law
5 22 (1.79%) Games
6 21 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.47%) Billing
8 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.81%) Public Sector
9 9 (0.73%) Advertising
9 9 (0.73%) Marketing
10 7 (0.57%) Automotive
11 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.33%) Legal
13 3 (0.24%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) Police
14 1 (0.081%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.081%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (7.82%) .NET
2 85 (6.92%) Web Services
3 63 (5.13%) Node.js
4 38 (3.09%) JSON
5 37 (3.01%) REST
6 35 (2.85%) AngularJS
7 27 (2.20%) Kafka
8 24 (1.95%) .NET Core
9 22 (1.79%) React
9 22 (1.79%) RESTful
10 21 (1.71%) .NET Framework
11 18 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (1.22%) OAuth
13 14 (1.14%) ASP.NET
13 14 (1.14%) HTML
13 14 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (1.06%) Spring
14 13 (1.06%) Vue.js
14 13 (1.06%) YAML
15 12 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 184 (14.98%) Public Cloud
2 102 (8.31%) Cloud Native
3 78 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 74 (6.03%) Private Cloud
5 58 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 40 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
12 21 (1.71%) PKI
13 14 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.90%) Clustering
15 11 (0.90%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.81%) Replication
17 8 (0.65%) Blog
18 7 (0.57%) CESG
18 7 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 379 (30.86%) Linux
2 339 (27.61%) Windows
3 122 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 64 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (4.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (4.15%) Unix
7 37 (3.01%) Windows 10
8 34 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (1.22%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.98%) CentOS
13 9 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.57%) Android
14 7 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.49%) zOS
16 4 (0.33%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (53.58%) DevOps
2 334 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (23.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 206 (16.78%) Infrastructure as Code
5 134 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 126 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (9.77%) Migration
8 92 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
9 91 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 86 (7.00%) Mentoring
11 85 (6.92%) Test Automation
12 78 (6.35%) Infrastructure Automation
13 77 (6.27%) Microservices
14 71 (5.78%) Analytics
15 68 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 68 (5.54%) ITIL
16 66 (5.37%) Infrastructure Management
17 62 (5.05%) Open Source
17 62 (5.05%) Scrum
18 58 (4.72%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 435 (35.42%) Python
2 286 (23.29%) PowerShell
3 185 (15.07%) Bash Shell
4 162 (13.19%) Java
5 151 (12.30%) SQL
6 114 (9.28%) C#
7 107 (8.71%) JavaScript
8 95 (7.74%) Ruby
9 83 (6.76%) Go
10 45 (3.66%) Scala
11 38 (3.09%) PHP
12 31 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 30 (2.44%) Perl
14 28 (2.28%) C++
15 25 (2.04%) C
15 25 (2.04%) Groovy
16 11 (0.90%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.81%) R
18 9 (0.73%) VBScript
19 7 (0.57%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 119 (9.69%) Degree
2 61 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (3.42%) AWS Certification
4 36 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.04%) Security Cleared
6 23 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.63%) MCSA
8 17 (1.38%) CCNA
9 14 (1.14%) CISSP
10 13 (1.06%) CCIE
11 12 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.98%) MCSE
11 12 (0.98%) RHCE
12 10 (0.81%) CCNP
13 9 (0.73%) SC Cleared
14 8 (0.65%) CCSP
15 7 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.01%) QA
2 27 (2.20%) SLA
3 21 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.63%) GDPR
5 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.57%) ISO 31000
7 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.33%) NIST
8 4 (0.33%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) NCSC
11 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 298 (24.27%) Docker
2 139 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (11.16%) Active Directory
4 102 (8.31%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.95%) XenApp
7 15 (1.22%) vSphere
8 14 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.81%) vCloud
9 10 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.65%) Firmware
11 8 (0.65%) KVM
11 8 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.65%) Xen
12 7 (0.57%) Ceph
12 7 (0.57%) oVirt
13 5 (0.41%) NFS
14 4 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 400 (32.57%) Terraform
2 301 (24.51%) Ansible
3 293 (23.86%) Kubernetes
4 170 (13.84%) Puppet
5 115 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.77%) Nagios
7 24 (1.95%) Packer
8 22 (1.79%) SCCM
9 17 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 16 (1.30%) Istio
11 15 (1.22%) SCOM
12 14 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
12 14 (1.14%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.98%) Kibana
13 12 (0.98%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.98%) Salt
13 12 (0.98%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.81%) Grafana
15 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (0.73%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 279 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 197 (16.04%) VMware
3 146 (11.89%) Google
4 103 (8.39%) Cisco
5 54 (4.40%) Citrix
6 51 (4.15%) Oracle
7 38 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 28 (2.28%) Palo Alto
9 23 (1.87%) Fortinet
10 21 (1.71%) HP
11 19 (1.55%) Juniper
11 19 (1.55%) Splunk
12 18 (1.47%) F5
13 17 (1.38%) Sun
14 15 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.22%) SaltStack
15 14 (1.14%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.14%) Dell
16 13 (1.06%) IBM
16 13 (1.06%) Perforce