Cloud Security Jobs

Cloud Security
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Cloud Security skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Cloud Security over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 342 161 271
Rank change year-on-year -181 +110 +41
Permanent jobs citing Cloud Security 699 1,792 2,705
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 2.20% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.30% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 541 946 1,143
10th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
75th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,956 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.03% +14.71% -4.17%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Cloud Security falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 75,478 77,846 169,786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.06% 95.36% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49,870 50,645 86,192
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £33,678
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £44,186
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +6.06%

Cloud Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Security in the UK

Cloud Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Security in the UK

Cloud Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Security over the 6 months to 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Cloud Security in the UK

Cloud Security
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Security within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2024. 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 -166 624 £72,500 -3.33% 102
UK excluding London -229 366 £60,000 -9.03% 70
London -69 279 £87,500 +9.38% 43
Work from Home -175 219 £68,950 -8.07% 62
North of England -154 125 £55,000 -15.84% 19
Midlands -79 73 £72,500 -3.33% 13
South East -101 71 £60,000 -20.00% 17
North West -119 69 £52,500 -19.66% 3
West Midlands -73 49 £75,000 - 12
South West -85 45 £45,000 -35.71% 10
Yorkshire -80 38 £60,000 -9.03% 5
East Midlands -42 23 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Scotland -98 23 £70,000 +7.11% 5
North East -21 18 £42,625 -2.01% 12
East of England -43 18 £72,500 +50.29% 3
Northern Ireland +17 6 £90,000 +80.00% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £46,500 -
Wales +21 3 £85,000 +78.95% 4

Cloud Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Exchange
3 3 (0.43%) Confluence
4 2 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.29%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.14%) nginx
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 386 (55.22%) Azure
2 242 (34.62%) AWS
3 106 (15.16%) Microsoft 365
4 94 (13.45%) GCP
5 88 (12.59%) SaaS
6 70 (10.01%) Entra ID
7 68 (9.73%) IaaS
8 65 (9.30%) PaaS
9 59 (8.44%) Azure DevOps
10 44 (6.29%) Serverless
11 38 (5.44%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (4.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (3.86%) Azure Sentinel
14 26 (3.72%) Azure AKS
15 20 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Purview
17 17 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
18 16 (2.29%) Amazon S3
19 14 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
20 13 (1.86%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 115 (16.45%) Firewall
2 100 (14.31%) Network Security
3 47 (6.72%) VPN
4 32 (4.58%) WAN
5 30 (4.29%) DNS
6 24 (3.43%) LAN
7 21 (3.00%) Wireless
8 18 (2.58%) SD-WAN
9 14 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (1.86%) WLAN
11 10 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (1.29%) Internet
13 8 (1.14%) NGFW
14 6 (0.86%) HTTP
14 6 (0.86%) SAN
14 6 (0.86%) SSL
15 4 (0.57%) BGP
15 4 (0.57%) MPLS
15 4 (0.57%) SSH
15 4 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.14%) Power BI
4 5 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) DynamoDB
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) Flink
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (4.15%) Git
2 23 (3.29%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.72%) GitLab
4 11 (1.57%) Burp Suite
4 11 (1.57%) Metasploit
5 10 (1.43%) Visual Studio Code
6 7 (1.00%) Katalon Studio
6 7 (1.00%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.86%) JIRA
8 3 (0.43%) Gradle
8 3 (0.43%) Maven
8 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.43%) Spinnaker
9 2 (0.29%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.29%) sqlmap
10 1 (0.14%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.14%) JMeter
10 1 (0.14%) MLflow
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 208 (29.76%) Social Skills
2 148 (21.17%) Finance
3 83 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (7.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 39 (5.58%) Banking
5 39 (5.58%) Retail
6 36 (5.15%) Law
7 32 (4.58%) Documentation Skills
8 26 (3.72%) Legal
9 23 (3.29%) Public Sector
10 22 (3.15%) Marketing
11 21 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.86%) Games
14 6 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.86%) Tech for Good
15 4 (0.57%) Back Office
15 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (17.45%) Architect
2 113 (16.17%) Security Engineer
3 112 (16.02%) Senior
4 101 (14.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 83 (11.87%) Analyst
6 74 (10.59%) Lead
7 69 (9.87%) Security Analyst
8 53 (7.58%) Consultant
9 52 (7.44%) Cloud Security Engineer
10 49 (7.01%) Azure Engineer
11 48 (6.87%) Security Architect
12 46 (6.58%) Cloud Architect
13 44 (6.29%) Platform Engineer
14 41 (5.87%) Senior Security Engineer
15 36 (5.15%) Security Manager
15 36 (5.15%) Senior Cloud Engineer
16 35 (5.01%) Security Consultant
17 32 (4.58%) Cloud Platform Engineer
18 28 (4.01%) Cybersecurity Analyst
19 27 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.01%) YAML
2 12 (1.72%) ARM Templates
3 10 (1.43%) SailPoint
4 9 (1.29%) Middleware
4 9 (1.29%) REST
5 7 (1.00%) .NET
5 7 (1.00%) Azure Blueprints
5 7 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.00%) JSON
5 7 (1.00%) Loki
5 7 (1.00%) React
6 6 (0.86%) Laravel
7 5 (0.72%) Kafka
7 5 (0.72%) OAuth
7 5 (0.72%) SAML
8 4 (0.57%) AWS CDK
8 4 (0.57%) LDAP
8 4 (0.57%) Node.js
8 4 (0.57%) web3js
9 3 (0.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.16%) Cloud Native
2 64 (9.16%) Security Posture
3 50 (7.15%) Management Information System
4 40 (5.72%) Public Cloud
5 37 (5.29%) Cyber Threat
6 35 (5.01%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.29%) Cloud Security Posture
8 19 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 17 (2.43%) Cyberattack
10 14 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.86%) Onboarding
12 11 (1.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 11 (1.57%) PKI
13 10 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (1.29%) IoT
15 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.02%) Windows
2 71 (10.16%) Linux
3 40 (5.72%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.72%) Unix
5 13 (1.86%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.29%) Solaris
7 8 (1.14%) VMS
8 7 (1.00%) Android
8 7 (1.00%) Kali Linux
8 7 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.57%) Rocky
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (32.47%) Cybersecurity
2 189 (27.04%) DevOps
3 188 (26.90%) Information Security
4 143 (20.46%) Problem-Solving
5 131 (18.74%) CI/CD
6 128 (18.31%) Infrastructure as Code
7 117 (16.74%) Agile
8 99 (14.16%) Incident Response
9 97 (13.88%) SIEM
10 92 (13.16%) DevSecOps
11 85 (12.16%) Security Operations
12 84 (12.02%) Containerisation
13 80 (11.44%) Vulnerability Management
14 77 (11.02%) Security Architecture
15 76 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
16 70 (10.01%) Platform Engineering
17 65 (9.30%) Computer Science
17 65 (9.30%) Data Loss Prevention
18 56 (8.01%) Risk Management
19 55 (7.87%) Application Security
Programming Languages
1 127 (18.17%) Python
2 108 (15.45%) PowerShell
3 43 (6.15%) Bash
4 41 (5.87%) SQL
5 25 (3.58%) Bicep
5 25 (3.58%) Java
6 11 (1.57%) C#
7 9 (1.29%) Go
7 9 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.00%) Scala
9 6 (0.86%) Kusto Query Language
9 6 (0.86%) PHP
9 6 (0.86%) Rust
9 6 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.72%) C
10 5 (0.72%) R
11 3 (0.43%) AWK
11 3 (0.43%) C++
11 3 (0.43%) sed
12 2 (0.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 144 (20.60%) CISSP
2 112 (16.02%) Degree
3 68 (9.73%) CISM
4 57 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (7.87%) Azure Certification
6 53 (7.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 49 (7.01%) AWS Certification
8 47 (6.72%) CCSP
9 39 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (5.01%) Security Cleared
12 30 (4.29%) SC Cleared
13 23 (3.29%) CEH
13 23 (3.29%) Master's Degree
14 20 (2.86%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.43%) OSCP
16 16 (2.29%) CISA
17 13 (1.86%) CREST Certified
17 13 (1.86%) CRISC
18 11 (1.57%) CompTIA CySA+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (19.31%) NIST
2 134 (19.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (6.29%) PCI DSS
4 33 (4.72%) GDPR
5 24 (3.43%) GRC
6 19 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (2.00%) SLA
8 13 (1.86%) NIST 800
8 13 (1.86%) SOC 2
9 12 (1.72%) ISO 9001
10 11 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (1.43%) HIPAA
12 9 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.86%) COBIT
14 6 (0.86%) NCSC
15 3 (0.43%) Accessibility
16 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.29%) ITGC
System Software
1 80 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.58%) Docker
3 18 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.72%) vSphere
8 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.14%) RACF
10 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 114 (16.31%) Terraform
2 106 (15.16%) Kubernetes
3 50 (7.15%) Ansible
4 23 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (2.72%) CASB
6 15 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.86%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.57%) Istio
9 10 (1.43%) Puppet
10 9 (1.29%) Nmap
11 7 (1.00%) Nessus
12 6 (0.86%) Grafana
12 6 (0.86%) Progress Chef
13 5 (0.72%) QRadar
14 4 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 4 (0.57%) Nagios
15 3 (0.43%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.43%) OfficeScan
15 3 (0.43%) WSUS
16 2 (0.29%) cPanel
Vendors
1 225 (32.19%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.58%) Cisco
3 35 (5.01%) Google
4 29 (4.15%) ServiceNow
5 27 (3.86%) Splunk
6 26 (3.72%) VMware
7 23 (3.29%) Palo Alto
8 21 (3.00%) CyberArk
9 13 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
9 13 (1.86%) BeyondTrust
9 13 (1.86%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.86%) Qualys
10 8 (1.14%) Juniper
10 8 (1.14%) Oracle
10 8 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.00%) CrowdStrike
11 7 (1.00%) Rapid7
12 6 (0.86%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.86%) Fortinet
12 6 (0.86%) Nimble Storage