Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Specialist was £74,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1047 1128 1172
Rank change year-on-year +81 +44 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Specialist 78 73 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.041% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.043% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 69 61 31
UK median annual salary £74,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £81,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -23.08% +30.00%

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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cloud Specialist in the UK

Cloud Specialist
Top 14 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 16 December 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 +84 69 £74,000 +23.33% 3
UK excluding London +71 50 £60,000 +20.00% 1
London +38 23 £80,000 +10.34% 2
South East +5 17 £74,000 +23.33%
South West - 10 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +43 9 £45,000 -7.69%
Midlands +27 9 £45,000 -7.69%
North of England +24 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +27 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Wales - 4 £80,000 -
North West +12 3 - -
East of England - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland -2 1 £42,500 -5.56%
North East - 1 £45,000 -

Cloud Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 36 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
3 25 (32.05%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (29.49%) Python
5 22 (28.21%) Windows
6 21 (26.92%) Marketing
7 17 (21.79%) Linux
8 16 (20.51%) Web Services
8 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (20.51%) Presales
9 15 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 15 (19.23%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
10 14 (17.95%) MySQL
10 14 (17.95%) ITSM
10 14 (17.95%) RHCA
10 14 (17.95%) Cloud Operations
10 14 (17.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 14 (17.95%) Systems Engineering
10 14 (17.95%) Incident Management
10 14 (17.95%) CentOS
10 14 (17.95%) IaaS
11 13 (16.67%) SQL
12 12 (15.38%) Finance
12 12 (15.38%) Business Development
12 12 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (14.10%) Analytics
13 11 (14.10%) PaaS

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 3 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (32.05%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (17.95%) IaaS
4 11 (14.10%) PaaS
5 7 (8.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (7.69%) Office 365
6 6 (7.69%) SaaS
7 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.28%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.28%) Route 53
8 1 (1.28%) Taleo
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Network Security
2 3 (3.85%) Skype
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) MySQL
2 8 (10.26%) Big Data
2 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.69%) Snowflake Schema
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.85%) Looker
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.85%) QlikView
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (26.92%) Marketing
2 12 (15.38%) Finance
3 7 (8.97%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Web Services
2 11 (14.10%) .NET
3 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.82%) CSS
3 10 (12.82%) HTML
3 10 (12.82%) jQuery
3 10 (12.82%) WCF
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.28%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 15 (19.23%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (8.97%) Equities
3 7 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (8.97%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.56%) Fintech
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Linux
3 14 (17.95%) CentOS
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Presales
2 14 (17.95%) Cloud Operations
2 14 (17.95%) Incident Management
2 14 (17.95%) ITSM
2 14 (17.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 14 (17.95%) Systems Engineering
3 12 (15.38%) Business Development
4 11 (14.10%) Analytics
5 10 (12.82%) MVC
6 8 (10.26%) Machine Learning
7 7 (8.97%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (8.97%) Mathematics
7 7 (8.97%) Physics
8 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.69%) ETL
8 6 (7.69%) Migration
9 5 (6.41%) DevOps
9 5 (6.41%) Time Management
10 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
2 23 (29.49%) Python
3 13 (16.67%) SQL
4 10 (12.82%) C#
5 8 (10.26%) Java
6 7 (8.97%) C++
6 7 (8.97%) MATLAB
6 7 (8.97%) R
7 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) Go
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (17.95%) RHCA
3 8 (10.26%) Degree
4 3 (3.85%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) SAS 70
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.85%) XenApp
4 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) Docker
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.28%) NFS
5 1 (1.28%) vCloud
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
1 2 (2.56%) SCOM
1 2 (2.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Grafana
2 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.28%) OpenVAS
2 1 (1.28%) Packer
2 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.28%) vMotion
2 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.82%) DevExpress
4 6 (7.69%) Tableau
4 6 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (6.41%) Oracle
6 4 (5.13%) Citrix
6 4 (5.13%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.85%) Cognos
7 3 (3.85%) Informatica
7 3 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.56%) Google
8 2 (2.56%) Splunk
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) NetApp
9 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) Veeam
9 1 (1.28%) WorldPay