Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Specialist was £74,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1085 1133 1189
Rank change year-on-year +48 +56 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Specialist 74 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.034% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.036% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 64 54 65
UK median annual salary £74,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.40% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £44,609 £35,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £74,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +34.55% - +15.79%

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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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 +55 67 £74,000 +18.40% 14
UK excluding London +25 43 £74,000 +34.55% 5
London +26 29 £75,000 +15.38% 9
South East +16 24 £74,000 +38.97%
West Midlands +24 7 £80,000 +45.45%
Midlands +21 7 £80,000 +45.45% 1
North of England +25 5 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North West +16 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £80,000 -
East of England - 2 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire +31 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Scotland -8 1 £42,500 -5.56%

Cloud Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 37 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
3 30 (40.54%) Python
4 28 (37.84%) Linux
5 26 (35.14%) Linux Command Line
6 25 (33.78%) Cloud Operations
7 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (29.73%) Red Hat
8 22 (29.73%) ITSM
8 22 (29.73%) RHCA
8 22 (29.73%) Incident Management
8 22 (29.73%) CentOS
8 22 (29.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 20 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (27.03%) MySQL
10 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (20.27%) Marketing
11 15 (20.27%) Presales
12 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
13 12 (16.22%) Business Development
14 11 (14.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (14.86%) Office 365
15 10 (13.51%) Migration
15 10 (13.51%) VMware
15 10 (13.51%) IaaS
15 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
16 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (12.16%) PaaS
16 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V

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 7 (9.46%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.86%) Office 365
4 10 (13.51%) IaaS
5 9 (12.16%) PaaS
6 8 (10.81%) SaaS
7 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.35%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.35%) Route 53
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Skype
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) Network Security
2 3 (4.05%) SSL
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
3 1 (1.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.35%) MQTT
3 1 (1.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) MySQL
2 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.76%) Snowflake Schema
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.05%) Looker
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.70%) QlikView
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.70%) Chocolatey
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (20.27%) Marketing
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
3 11 (14.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Fintech
7 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Windows
2 28 (37.84%) Linux
3 22 (29.73%) CentOS
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.81%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Cloud Operations
2 22 (29.73%) Incident Management
2 22 (29.73%) ITSM
2 22 (29.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 15 (20.27%) Presales
4 12 (16.22%) Business Development
5 10 (13.51%) Migration
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.11%) DevOps
8 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.76%) ETL
9 4 (5.41%) Time Management
10 3 (4.05%) Analytics
10 3 (4.05%) Change Control
10 3 (4.05%) Change Management
10 3 (4.05%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (4.05%) ITIL
10 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.05%) Service Management
10 3 (4.05%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Python
2 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.11%) SQL
5 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.41%) Java
6 3 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) Go
7 2 (2.70%) C
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) Groovy
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (29.73%) RHCA
3 6 (8.11%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) HNC
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (9.46%) XenApp
3 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) Docker
4 3 (4.05%) Squid
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Puppet
1 5 (6.76%) Terraform
2 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.70%) Kibana
3 2 (2.70%) Mesos
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.70%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.35%) Grafana
4 1 (1.35%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (13.51%) VMware
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix
5 5 (6.76%) Splunk
5 5 (6.76%) Tableau
6 4 (5.41%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 4 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.05%) Informatica
8 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.70%) Cognos
8 2 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.70%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.70%) New Relic
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle
9 1 (1.35%) Google
9 1 (1.35%) IBM