Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Specialist was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 811 1003 1133
Rank change year-on-year +192 +130 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Specialist 72 91 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.063% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.066% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 55 63 60
Median annual salary £75,000 £52,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -10.64% +6.82%
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,250 £39,875
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +37.50%

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 85,455 138,069 166,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.99% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68,572 109,699 135,127
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 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 +181 57 £66,250 +24.53% 15
UK excluding London +178 46 £57,500 +21.05% 13
London +119 18 £87,500 +16.67% 2
North of England +121 15 £57,500 +9.52% 2
North West +89 13 £57,500 +4.55% 1
South West +94 11 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South East +106 9 £82,500 +33.06% 6
Work from Home +46 5 £90,000 +111.76%
Wales - 5 - -
Midlands +85 4 £47,000 -24.80% 1
West Midlands +70 4 £47,000 -24.80% 1
Scotland +61 3 - -
Yorkshire +82 2 £55,000 +21.95%
East of England +80 1 - -

Cloud Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 53 (73.61%) Azure
2 30 (41.67%) AWS
2 30 (41.67%) DevOps
3 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
4 22 (30.56%) IaaS
5 19 (26.39%) SaaS
5 19 (26.39%) PaaS
5 19 (26.39%) Information Security
5 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.00%) Degree
7 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
8 16 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (20.83%) DNS
9 15 (20.83%) Cloud Native
10 14 (19.44%) Windows
11 13 (18.06%) Linux
11 13 (18.06%) SQL
11 13 (18.06%) Marketing
12 12 (16.67%) Kubernetes
12 12 (16.67%) Public Cloud
12 12 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (15.28%) Terraform
13 11 (15.28%) Finance
13 11 (15.28%) Internet
14 10 (13.89%) CISSP
14 10 (13.89%) Retail
14 10 (13.89%) Task Automation
15 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 9 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (12.50%) Information Security Management

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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.39%) Q-Pulse
1 1 (1.39%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 53 (73.61%) Azure
2 30 (41.67%) AWS
3 22 (30.56%) IaaS
4 19 (26.39%) PaaS
4 19 (26.39%) SaaS
5 12 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (11.11%) Azure Functions
6 8 (11.11%) Power Platform
6 8 (11.11%) PowerApps
6 8 (11.11%) Serverless
7 7 (9.72%) Office 365
8 6 (8.33%) GCP
9 4 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (4.17%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.39%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle CX
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) DNS
2 11 (15.28%) Internet
3 9 (12.50%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) DHCP
4 7 (9.72%) Network Security
4 7 (9.72%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) SAN
5 2 (2.78%) Skype
5 2 (2.78%) WAN
6 1 (1.39%) BGP
6 1 (1.39%) Broadband
6 1 (1.39%) LAN
6 1 (1.39%) SMS
6 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.06%) Marketing
2 11 (15.28%) Finance
3 10 (13.89%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.39%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
1 8 (11.11%) Web Services
2 7 (9.72%) .NET Framework
2 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
2 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (8.33%) .NET Core
3 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (8.33%) LINQ
3 6 (8.33%) React
3 6 (8.33%) Sass
3 6 (8.33%) Vue.js
4 4 (5.56%) HTML
5 3 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (1.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.39%) REST
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
6 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Cloud Native
2 12 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Clustering
4 6 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.39%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Linux
3 8 (11.11%) Unix
4 6 (8.33%) CentOS
4 6 (8.33%) SUSE
4 6 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) DevOps
2 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Information Security
3 10 (13.89%) Task Automation
4 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 9 (12.50%) Open Source
4 9 (12.50%) Security Management
4 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
5 8 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (9.72%) Anomaly Detection
6 7 (9.72%) Coaching
6 7 (9.72%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (9.72%) Identity Management
6 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.72%) OWASP
6 7 (9.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.06%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) Python
4 7 (9.72%) C#
4 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (13.89%) CISSP
3 4 (5.56%) CISA
3 4 (5.56%) CISM
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.17%) CEH
4 3 (4.17%) CHFI
4 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.17%) CREST Certified
4 3 (4.17%) CSSLP
4 3 (4.17%) ECIH
4 3 (4.17%) GIAC
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.78%) SANS
5 2 (2.78%) SSCP
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) GDPR
1 9 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.72%) NIST
2 7 (9.72%) NIST 800
3 3 (4.17%) QA
4 2 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 8 (11.11%) Docker
2 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.39%) vCloud
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 11 (15.28%) Terraform
3 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) Istio
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.78%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) SCCM
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.39%) Nessus
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.39%) SCOM
5 1 (1.39%) SCSM
5 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco
4 4 (5.56%) Google
4 4 (5.56%) NetApp
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Splunk
5 2 (2.78%) Apple
5 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) Informatica
6 1 (1.39%) Dell
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) F5
6 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.39%) Qualys
6 1 (1.39%) Veritas