Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Specialist was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cloud Specialist
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 1006 1093
Rank change year-on-year +410 +87 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Specialist 95 59 85
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.043% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.045% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 110 65 93
Median annual salary £82,500 £59,000 £74,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.83% -20.27% +23.33%
10th Percentile £53,750 £43,350 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £50,000 £74,000
% change year-on-year +65.00% -32.43% +48.00%

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 47,498 131,102 157,746
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.65% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 39,304 104,877 126,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,123 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cloud Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cloud Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Specialist over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 30 October 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 +407 91 £80,000 +28.00% 8
UK excluding London +370 67 £82,500 +65.00% 7
North of England +189 32 £60,000 +23.71% 2
North West +155 30 £61,250 +24.37% 1
Work from Home +34 28 £90,000 +12.50% 1
London +270 23 £60,000 -20.00% 2
South East +221 19 £90,000 +63.64% 3
South West +137 9 £90,000 +71.43% 1
Midlands +121 9 £72,500 +35.51%
West Midlands +110 7 £80,000 +37.93%
Yorkshire +119 2 £45,000 -0.22% 1
East Midlands +88 2 £50,000 -4.76%

Cloud Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, Cloud Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 79 (83.16%) Azure
2 38 (40.00%) DNS
2 38 (40.00%) DevOps
3 37 (38.95%) PowerShell
4 36 (37.89%) AWS
5 30 (31.58%) ITIL
6 29 (30.53%) SaaS
6 29 (30.53%) Security Monitoring
6 29 (30.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 28 (29.47%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (27.37%) IaaS
9 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 25 (26.32%) Power Platform
10 24 (25.26%) PowerApps
10 24 (25.26%) Azure Functions
10 24 (25.26%) Serverless
10 24 (25.26%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (25.26%) Terraform
10 24 (25.26%) Python
11 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (24.21%) Internet
11 23 (24.21%) Anomaly Detection
11 23 (24.21%) PaaS
11 23 (24.21%) Cloud Native
11 23 (24.21%) Task Automation
12 22 (23.16%) VMware
12 22 (23.16%) Cisco
13 20 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
14 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving

Cloud Specialist 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 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 79 (83.16%) Azure
2 36 (37.89%) AWS
3 29 (30.53%) SaaS
4 28 (29.47%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (27.37%) IaaS
6 25 (26.32%) Power Platform
7 24 (25.26%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (25.26%) Azure Functions
7 24 (25.26%) PowerApps
7 24 (25.26%) Serverless
8 23 (24.21%) PaaS
9 13 (13.68%) Office 365
10 5 (5.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (2.11%) GCP
11 2 (2.11%) OneDrive
12 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (1.05%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.00%) DNS
2 23 (24.21%) Internet
3 17 (17.89%) SAN
4 15 (15.79%) DHCP
5 10 (10.53%) Firewall
6 5 (5.26%) Network Security
6 5 (5.26%) PBX
6 5 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (4.21%) WAN
8 3 (3.16%) BGP
9 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.05%) Broadband
10 1 (1.05%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.05%) Power BI
2 1 (1.05%) Redis
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) HTML
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) .NET Core
2 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (2.11%) LINQ
2 2 (2.11%) React
2 2 (2.11%) Sass
2 2 (2.11%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Cloud Native
2 13 (13.68%) Reinsurance
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows Server
2 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.00%) DevOps
2 30 (31.58%) ITIL
3 29 (30.53%) Security Monitoring
3 29 (30.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (24.21%) Anomaly Detection
4 23 (24.21%) Task Automation
5 20 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
5 20 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.42%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (7.37%) OWASP
9 7 (7.37%) Secure Coding
10 6 (6.32%) CRM
10 6 (6.32%) Migration
11 5 (5.26%) Fund Management
11 5 (5.26%) Security Management
11 5 (5.26%) Statistics
11 5 (5.26%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.95%) PowerShell
2 24 (25.26%) Python
3 5 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) C#
4 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.26%) CCNA
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) GDPR
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) NIST
2 4 (4.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.05%) Docker
4 1 (1.05%) vCloud
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (25.26%) Terraform
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Cisco
2 22 (23.16%) VMware
3 18 (18.95%) Meraki
4 14 (14.74%) NetApp
5 13 (13.68%) HP
6 8 (8.42%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.42%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.16%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (2.11%) Google
9 2 (2.11%) Veeam
10 1 (1.05%) Fortinet