Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Specialist was £66,975 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1151 1176
Rank change year-on-year +24 +25 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Specialist 69 44 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.026% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.026% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 62 38 99
UK median annual salary £66,975 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.77% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £40,050 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +50.00% -23.81% +20.00%

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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Cloud Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Specialist.

Salary trend for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Specialist over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Top 11 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 21 June 2018. 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 +30 65 £67,000 +27.62% 8
UK excluding London +17 47 £60,000 +50.00% 4
South East +21 28 £67,000 +67.50% 3
London 0 22 £67,500 +3.85% 4
North of England +20 8 £50,000 +37.93%
Midlands +17 8 £50,000 +2.56%
West Midlands +12 8 £50,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire +17 4 £42,500 +21.43%
North West +4 4 £50,000 +14.29%
Scotland - 3 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £80,000 -

Cloud Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
3 26 (37.68%) Linux
3 26 (37.68%) Python
4 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (34.78%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (31.88%) ITSM
6 22 (31.88%) Cloud Operations
7 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
7 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (27.54%) CentOS
8 19 (27.54%) RHCA
8 19 (27.54%) Incident Management
8 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
8 19 (27.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 14 (20.29%) VMware
10 12 (17.39%) MySQL
11 11 (15.94%) Migration
11 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.94%) Office 365
12 10 (14.49%) Presales
12 10 (14.49%) ITIL
13 9 (13.04%) Marketing
14 8 (11.59%) IaaS
15 7 (10.14%) SaaS
15 7 (10.14%) DevOps
15 7 (10.14%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
15 7 (10.14%) PowerShell

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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (4.35%) Social Studio
2 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.94%) Office 365
4 8 (11.59%) IaaS
5 7 (10.14%) SaaS
6 6 (8.70%) PaaS
7 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.45%) AdWords
9 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.45%) GitHub
9 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
9 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Skype
2 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) Network Security
2 3 (4.35%) SSL
3 2 (2.90%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.45%) MQTT
4 1 (1.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Power BI
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.35%) JIRA
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) Chocolatey
2 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (13.04%) Marketing
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) J2EE
3 1 (1.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.25%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Blog
7 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Social Media
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Linux
3 19 (27.54%) CentOS
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Cloud Operations
1 22 (31.88%) ITSM
2 19 (27.54%) Incident Management
2 19 (27.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) Migration
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL
4 10 (14.49%) Presales
5 7 (10.14%) DevOps
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.80%) Business Development
7 4 (5.80%) Change Control
7 4 (5.80%) CRM
7 4 (5.80%) Product Management
7 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.80%) Service Management
8 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.35%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.35%) Open Source
8 3 (4.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) Python
2 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.25%) SQL
6 3 (4.35%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) Java
6 3 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (2.90%) Go
8 1 (1.45%) C
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (27.54%) RHCA
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.45%) HNC
5 1 (1.45%) HND
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.80%) XenApp
3 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) Squid
3 3 (4.35%) vCloud
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.90%) Docker
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Terraform
2 3 (4.35%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.90%) Kibana
3 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.90%) Mesos
3 2 (2.90%) Nagios
3 2 (2.90%) QRadar
3 2 (2.90%) vRealize
3 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
3 14 (20.29%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Citrix
4 6 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (8.70%) Veeam
5 5 (7.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.80%) AppDynamics
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) EMC
7 3 (4.35%) NetApp
7 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 3 (4.35%) Splunk
7 3 (4.35%) Symantec
7 3 (4.35%) Zerto
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) Google
8 2 (2.90%) New Relic
8 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds