Period
to 24 November 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cloud Native in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Native over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cloud Native
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 416 661
Rank change year-on-year +146 +245 +377
Permanent jobs citing Cloud Native 645 954 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 0.71% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.12% 1.83% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 619 679 379
Median annual salary £70,000 £81,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.11% +16.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £43,550
90th Percentile £105,750 £120,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year - +10.64% -2.08%

Cloud Native is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 20,665 52,209 63,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.81% 38.96% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16,831 39,656 49,051
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,818
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

Cloud Native
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cloud Native as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Native.

Salary trend for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Native over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
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 Native within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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 +158 610 £70,000 -15.15% 187
London +101 390 £75,000 -16.67% 94
UK excluding London +184 240 £65,000 - 105
Work from Home +31 133 £65,000 -34.18% 33
South East +166 76 £82,500 +37.50% 13
North of England +90 43 £60,000 -7.69% 42
South West +129 35 £90,000 +80.00% 15
Midlands +66 34 £70,000 -12.50% 16
East of England +147 28 £56,250 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire +106 24 £60,000 -11.11% 7
West Midlands +65 24 £67,500 -12.90% 7
Scotland +58 20 £65,000 +36.55% 7
North West +72 18 £62,500 +4.17% 18
East Midlands +50 10 £75,000 -9.09% 9
Wales +51 5 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North East +14 1 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Northern Ireland +14 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT jobs citing Cloud Native also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Cloud Native.

1 413 (64.03%) AWS
2 403 (62.48%) DevOps
3 341 (52.87%) Azure
4 266 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
5 263 (40.78%) Microservices
6 236 (36.59%) Kubernetes
7 232 (35.97%) Docker
8 215 (33.33%) Terraform
9 205 (31.78%) Python
10 178 (27.60%) Java
11 176 (27.29%) Finance
12 163 (25.27%) PaaS
13 157 (24.34%) GCP
14 150 (23.26%) Serverless
15 124 (19.22%) Jenkins
16 121 (18.76%) SaaS
16 121 (18.76%) Google
17 119 (18.45%) Git (software)
18 118 (18.29%) Microsoft
19 113 (17.52%) JavaScript
20 106 (16.43%) IaaS
21 105 (16.28%) Node.js
21 105 (16.28%) Software Engineering
22 97 (15.04%) Ansible
23 92 (14.26%) AWS Lambda
24 90 (13.95%) Infrastructure as Code
24 90 (13.95%) Scrum
25 86 (13.33%) React
26 85 (13.18%) Spring Boot
26 85 (13.18%) Spring

Cloud Native
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 44 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (6.20%) Cloud Foundry
3 30 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 30 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.71%) Tornado
7 10 (1.55%) Headless CMS
8 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.09%) nginx
10 6 (0.93%) Confluence
11 5 (0.78%) CMS
12 4 (0.62%) Apache
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.31%) Camunda
14 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
15 1 (0.16%) IIS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.72%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (1.24%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.62%) Eikon
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 413 (64.03%) AWS
2 341 (52.87%) Azure
3 163 (25.27%) PaaS
4 157 (24.34%) GCP
5 150 (23.26%) Serverless
6 121 (18.76%) SaaS
7 106 (16.43%) IaaS
8 92 (14.26%) AWS Lambda
9 82 (12.71%) Azure Functions
10 48 (7.44%) OpenShift
11 46 (7.13%) Power Platform
12 40 (6.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 35 (5.43%) PowerApps
14 32 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (4.96%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (4.65%) Firebase
16 28 (4.34%) Amazon EKS
17 25 (3.88%) GitHub
18 24 (3.72%) Akamai
18 24 (3.72%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.08%) DNS
2 40 (6.20%) Internet
3 20 (3.10%) Network Security
4 19 (2.95%) Firewall
5 12 (1.86%) AMQP
5 12 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.40%) WAN
7 7 (1.09%) CTI
7 7 (1.09%) LAN
7 7 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (1.09%) SSH
8 6 (0.93%) HTTP
9 4 (0.62%) Broadband
10 3 (0.47%) WebEx
11 2 (0.31%) SSL
11 2 (0.31%) VPN
12 1 (0.16%) DHCP
12 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.09%) NoSQL
2 62 (9.61%) SQL Server
3 48 (7.44%) Big Data
4 45 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 34 (5.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (5.27%) MongoDB
7 30 (4.65%) Redis
8 26 (4.03%) MySQL
9 24 (3.72%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.79%) Data Lake
11 15 (2.33%) BigQuery
11 15 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.71%) Power BI
14 10 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (1.24%) Blockchain
15 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 124 (19.22%) Jenkins
2 119 (18.45%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.81%) GitLab
4 24 (3.72%) JIRA
5 20 (3.10%) Bitbucket
6 19 (2.95%) Maven
6 19 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.86%) Subversion
10 11 (1.71%) JUnit
11 8 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.09%) Metasploit
12 7 (1.09%) Mockito
12 7 (1.09%) WebScarab
13 6 (0.93%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.78%) Cypress.io
14 5 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 176 (27.29%) Finance
2 69 (10.70%) Banking
3 42 (6.51%) Retail
4 39 (6.05%) Publishing
5 35 (5.43%) Public Sector
6 33 (5.12%) Manufacturing
7 25 (3.88%) Telecoms
8 22 (3.41%) Marketing
9 19 (2.95%) Automotive
9 19 (2.95%) Games
10 10 (1.55%) Advertising
10 10 (1.55%) Legal
11 9 (1.40%) Law
12 7 (1.09%) Electronics
13 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.78%) Front Office
14 2 (0.31%) Back Office
14 2 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 157 (24.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 145 (22.48%) Architect
3 124 (19.22%) Developer
4 81 (12.56%) Cloud Architect
5 62 (9.61%) Cloud Engineer
6 57 (8.84%) AWS Engineer
7 50 (7.75%) Senior DevOps
8 49 (7.60%) AWS DevOps
8 49 (7.60%) Azure Engineer
9 44 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 43 (6.67%) DevOps Architect
10 43 (6.67%) Security Engineer
11 42 (6.51%) AWS Architect
12 40 (6.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 35 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (5.27%) Java Architect
14 34 (5.27%) Technical Architect
15 32 (4.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 31 (4.81%) JavaScript Developer
17 29 (4.50%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.28%) Node.js
2 86 (13.33%) React
3 85 (13.18%) Spring
3 85 (13.18%) Spring Boot
4 70 (10.85%) .NET
4 70 (10.85%) Web Services
5 63 (9.77%) Kafka
6 62 (9.61%) AngularJS
7 54 (8.37%) REST
8 41 (6.36%) .NET Core
9 40 (6.20%) CSS
9 40 (6.20%) HTML
10 39 (6.05%) HTML5
11 33 (5.12%) CSS3
11 33 (5.12%) Spring Cloud
12 31 (4.81%) Serverless Framework
13 30 (4.65%) AWS Amplify
13 30 (4.65%) Ember.js
14 29 (4.50%) Java EE
15 23 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.60%) Public Cloud
2 42 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (3.26%) FMCG
7 17 (2.64%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (2.02%) PKI
11 12 (1.86%) Replication
12 11 (1.71%) Blog
12 11 (1.71%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.24%) Social Media
14 6 (0.93%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.93%) Life Science
14 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.47%) Linux
2 23 (3.57%) Windows
3 16 (2.48%) Unix
4 12 (1.86%) Android
4 12 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.62%) VMS
6 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (62.48%) DevOps
2 266 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (40.78%) Microservices
4 105 (16.28%) Software Engineering
5 90 (13.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 90 (13.95%) Scrum
6 77 (11.94%) Fintech
7 69 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (10.54%) TDD
9 58 (8.99%) BDD
10 55 (8.53%) Computer Science
10 55 (8.53%) DevSecOps
11 54 (8.37%) Software Delivery
12 52 (8.06%) Identity Access Management
12 52 (8.06%) Migration
12 52 (8.06%) Open Source
12 52 (8.06%) Thought Leadership
13 51 (7.91%) Configuration Management
14 50 (7.75%) OO
15 47 (7.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 205 (31.78%) Python
2 178 (27.60%) Java
3 113 (17.52%) JavaScript
4 81 (12.56%) SQL
5 77 (11.94%) Go
6 62 (9.61%) PowerShell
7 61 (9.46%) C#
8 40 (6.20%) Ruby
9 39 (6.05%) Bash Shell
10 38 (5.89%) Scala
11 16 (2.48%) R
12 15 (2.33%) C++
13 12 (1.86%) Java 8
14 11 (1.71%) C
15 10 (1.55%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.24%) ES6
17 5 (0.78%) Groovy
17 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.62%) F#
19 3 (0.47%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 47 (7.29%) Degree
2 27 (4.19%) CCNA
2 27 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (3.26%) AWS Certification
3 21 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.09%) CCNP
5 7 (1.09%) MCSE
6 6 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.62%) CISM
8 4 (0.62%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) MBA
8 4 (0.62%) PhD
9 3 (0.47%) CRISC
10 2 (0.31%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.31%) MCP
10 2 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.88%) NIST
2 23 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.48%) SLA
4 15 (2.33%) NIST 800
5 13 (2.02%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.86%) QA
7 9 (1.40%) GDPR
8 7 (1.09%) NCSC
9 3 (0.47%) BS7799
9 3 (0.47%) COBIT
9 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.47%) GLBA
9 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 232 (35.97%) Docker
2 22 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.09%) Varnish
4 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.31%) HDFS
5 2 (0.31%) NDS
5 2 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 236 (36.59%) Kubernetes
2 215 (33.33%) Terraform
3 97 (15.04%) Ansible
4 79 (12.25%) Puppet
5 65 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.57%) Istio
7 22 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (2.95%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.86%) Nagios
10 7 (1.09%) Core Impact
10 7 (1.09%) Nessus
10 7 (1.09%) Nexpose
11 6 (0.93%) Grafana
11 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.31%) Graphite
12 2 (0.31%) Salt
12 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 121 (18.76%) Google
2 118 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 70 (10.85%) SAP
4 55 (8.53%) Red Hat
5 37 (5.74%) Oracle
6 36 (5.58%) IBM
7 31 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (3.72%) Adobe
8 24 (3.72%) hybris
8 24 (3.72%) New Relic
9 14 (2.17%) Dynatrace
10 11 (1.71%) Cisco
11 9 (1.40%) Facebook
12 7 (1.09%) Apple
13 6 (0.93%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.93%) Guidewire
14 5 (0.78%) VMware
15 4 (0.62%) Cognizant
15 4 (0.62%) Databricks
16 3 (0.47%) AlienVault