Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 61 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 +47 +118
Permanent jobs citing GCP 7,409 2,215 4,167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.83% 4.46% 3.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.43% 11.01% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,689 1,872 3,276
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £122,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -4.35%

GCP is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 55,180 20,126 44,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.41% 40.55% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38,378 17,112 36,389
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GCP.

Salary trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the UK over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. 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 +17 6,762 £75,000 +7.14% 1,033
London +10 4,650 £85,000 +13.33% 642
UK excluding London +10 2,136 £60,000 +14.29% 441
Work from Home +15 1,678 £72,500 +16.00% 227
North of England -7 560 £57,500 +4.55% 136
South East +22 552 £67,500 +35.00% 89
South West +46 360 £50,000 +5.26% 42
North West -2 321 £62,500 +13.64% 90
Midlands -8 304 £62,500 +8.70% 62
West Midlands 0 244 £62,500 +13.64% 46
Yorkshire -17 219 £55,000 +4.76% 25
Scotland +1 184 £55,000 -8.33% 35
East of England -1 141 £55,000 +10.00% 55
East Midlands -37 59 £55,000 -21.43% 16
Wales -61 37 £55,000 +15.79% 20
North East -28 20 £47,500 -9.52% 21
Northern Ireland -47 4 £47,000 +4.44% 2

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, IT jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for GCP.

1 5,789 (78.13%) AWS
2 4,734 (63.90%) Azure
3 3,335 (45.01%) Python
4 2,948 (39.79%) Google
5 2,820 (38.06%) Kubernetes
6 2,770 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2,710 (36.58%) DevOps
8 2,351 (31.73%) Docker
9 2,206 (29.77%) Java
10 2,139 (28.87%) Software Engineering
11 1,974 (26.64%) JavaScript
12 1,822 (24.59%) Terraform
13 1,795 (24.23%) React
14 1,746 (23.57%) Microservices
15 1,733 (23.39%) Finance
16 1,676 (22.62%) SQL
17 1,428 (19.27%) Social Skills
18 1,362 (18.38%) Node.js
19 1,322 (17.84%) Analytics
20 1,209 (16.32%) Full Stack Development
21 1,134 (15.31%) Serverless
22 1,117 (15.08%) Jenkins
23 1,090 (14.71%) Git (software)
24 1,042 (14.06%) C#
25 1,004 (13.55%) Linux
26 974 (13.15%) TDD
27 952 (12.85%) NoSQL
28 942 (12.71%) Machine Learning
29 898 (12.12%) Data Science
30 887 (11.97%) Ansible

GCP
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
1 562 (7.59%) Apache Spark
2 429 (5.79%) Apache
3 301 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
4 252 (3.40%) Apache Airflow
5 158 (2.13%) Confluence
6 105 (1.42%) nginx
7 97 (1.31%) GemFire
8 82 (1.11%) IIS
9 78 (1.05%) CMS
10 67 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 63 (0.85%) WordPress
12 54 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
13 46 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 41 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 33 (0.45%) Jupyter
16 30 (0.40%) SAS
17 29 (0.39%) SharePoint
18 25 (0.34%) Apache Pig
19 21 (0.28%) Ethereum
20 19 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 53 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.31%) Figma
5 19 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 17 (0.23%) Sketch
7 14 (0.19%) InVision
8 13 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.12%) SPSS
10 5 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.067%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.067%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.040%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.027%) Campfire
13 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 36 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 33 (0.45%) Magento
3 23 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 20 (0.27%) R3 Corda
5 8 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.11%) Primavera
5 8 (0.11%) Shopify
6 6 (0.081%) Oracle BRM
6 6 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.067%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.054%) FastStats
8 4 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.040%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.027%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 1 (0.013%) Acoustic Campaign
11 1 (0.013%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5,789 (78.13%) AWS
2 4,734 (63.90%) Azure
3 1,134 (15.31%) Serverless
4 592 (7.99%) GitHub
5 479 (6.47%) SaaS
6 401 (5.41%) PaaS
7 398 (5.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 340 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
9 299 (4.04%) IaaS
10 276 (3.73%) Amazon Kinesis
11 270 (3.64%) Power Platform
12 250 (3.37%) OpenShift
13 232 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
14 217 (2.93%) Amazon S3
15 216 (2.92%) Snowflake
16 167 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
17 162 (2.19%) Firebase
18 129 (1.74%) Cloud Functions
19 126 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
20 123 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 209 (2.82%) Firewall
2 161 (2.17%) HTTP
3 127 (1.71%) Internet
4 108 (1.46%) DNS
5 93 (1.26%) Broadband
6 85 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 76 (1.03%) VPN
8 66 (0.89%) Network Security
9 40 (0.54%) WAN
10 37 (0.50%) LAN
11 36 (0.49%) DHCP
12 28 (0.38%) MQTT
12 28 (0.38%) OSPF
13 27 (0.36%) IPv4
14 26 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (0.34%) SSL
16 23 (0.31%) VLAN
17 19 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (0.24%) SAN
19 17 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (12.85%) NoSQL
2 850 (11.47%) Big Data
3 804 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
4 634 (8.56%) BigQuery
5 567 (7.65%) Relational Database
6 552 (7.45%) MySQL
7 475 (6.41%) MongoDB
8 471 (6.36%) SQL Server
9 425 (5.74%) Hadoop
10 421 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
11 392 (5.29%) Redis
12 331 (4.47%) Tableau
13 276 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 251 (3.39%) Data Lake
15 244 (3.29%) Amazon Redshift
15 244 (3.29%) Power BI
16 164 (2.21%) RDBMS
17 146 (1.97%) HBase
18 140 (1.89%) Blockchain
18 140 (1.89%) Looker
Development Applications
1 1,117 (15.08%) Jenkins
2 1,090 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 489 (6.60%) GitLab
4 363 (4.90%) JIRA
5 275 (3.71%) Cypress.io
6 220 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 209 (2.82%) Artifactory
8 183 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 177 (2.39%) SonarQube
10 172 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 172 (2.32%) Cucumber
11 164 (2.21%) Maven
12 162 (2.19%) Postman
13 161 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 160 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 154 (2.08%) Selenium
16 152 (2.05%) Gradle
16 152 (2.05%) JUnit
17 132 (1.78%) CircleCI
18 131 (1.77%) Mockito
General
1 1,733 (23.39%) Finance
2 1,428 (19.27%) Social Skills
3 488 (6.59%) Retail
4 487 (6.57%) Banking
5 373 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 328 (4.43%) Marketing
7 289 (3.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 280 (3.78%) Games
9 245 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
10 223 (3.01%) Law
11 216 (2.92%) Public Sector
12 210 (2.83%) Front Office
13 144 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
13 144 (1.94%) Manufacturing
14 130 (1.75%) Telecoms
15 122 (1.65%) Advertising
16 70 (0.94%) Automotive
17 67 (0.90%) Financial Institution
18 62 (0.84%) Investment Banking
19 60 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,801 (24.31%) Developer
2 1,074 (14.50%) Software Engineer
3 852 (11.50%) Architect
4 706 (9.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 488 (6.59%) Senior Developer
6 481 (6.49%) Data Engineer
7 415 (5.60%) Java Developer
8 356 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 349 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
10 329 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
11 321 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 269 (3.63%) React Developer
13 258 (3.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 258 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
14 245 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
15 237 (3.20%) Consultant
16 232 (3.13%) Java Engineer
17 223 (3.01%) Python Engineer
18 208 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
19 207 (2.79%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,795 (24.23%) React
2 1,362 (18.38%) Node.js
3 877 (11.84%) Web Services
4 834 (11.26%) AngularJS
5 796 (10.74%) Kafka
6 717 (9.68%) .NET
7 646 (8.72%) Spring
8 577 (7.79%) REST
9 525 (7.09%) CSS
10 462 (6.24%) Vue.js
11 456 (6.15%) HTML
12 450 (6.07%) RESTful
13 449 (6.06%) GraphQL
14 407 (5.49%) Spring Boot
15 319 (4.31%) .NET Core
16 301 (4.06%) React Native
17 296 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
18 264 (3.56%) Redux
19 230 (3.10%) JSON
20 212 (2.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 588 (7.94%) Public Cloud
2 501 (6.76%) Cloud Native
3 437 (5.90%) User Experience
4 318 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 295 (3.98%) Algorithms
6 245 (3.31%) Mobile App
7 242 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 227 (3.06%) Virtual Team
9 217 (2.93%) Derivative
10 188 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
11 176 (2.38%) Hedge funds
12 166 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
13 153 (2.07%) Equities
13 153 (2.07%) Fixed Income
14 122 (1.65%) Data Centre
15 114 (1.54%) Data Structures
16 109 (1.47%) Management Information System
17 106 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 94 (1.27%) Social Media
19 90 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,004 (13.55%) Linux
2 488 (6.59%) Windows
3 318 (4.29%) Unix
4 202 (2.73%) Android
5 193 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 129 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 52 (0.70%) CentOS
8 43 (0.58%) Mesosphere
9 42 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 32 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.26%) Debian
12 18 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (0.20%) VMS
14 14 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.19%) Solaris
14 14 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.13%) zOS
17 9 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,770 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 2,710 (36.58%) DevOps
3 2,139 (28.87%) Software Engineering
4 1,746 (23.57%) Microservices
5 1,322 (17.84%) Analytics
6 1,209 (16.32%) Full Stack Development
7 974 (13.15%) TDD
8 942 (12.71%) Machine Learning
9 898 (12.12%) Data Science
10 855 (11.54%) Infrastructure as Code
11 841 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
12 825 (11.14%) Artificial Intelligence
13 687 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
14 645 (8.71%) Mentoring
15 624 (8.42%) Computer Science
16 598 (8.07%) Test Automation
17 593 (8.00%) Scrum
18 588 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
19 522 (7.05%) ETL
20 516 (6.96%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3,335 (45.01%) Python
2 2,206 (29.77%) Java
3 1,974 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 1,676 (22.62%) SQL
5 1,042 (14.06%) C#
6 886 (11.96%) TypeScript
7 876 (11.82%) Go
8 509 (6.87%) Scala
9 503 (6.79%) Bash Shell
10 400 (5.40%) PowerShell
11 392 (5.29%) Ruby
12 370 (4.99%) C++
13 356 (4.80%) Kotlin
14 276 (3.73%) PHP
15 208 (2.81%) C
16 181 (2.44%) Shell Script
17 157 (2.12%) ES6
18 151 (2.04%) R
19 131 (1.77%) Groovy
20 126 (1.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 825 (11.14%) Degree
2 223 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 199 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 164 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 129 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
6 124 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 123 (1.66%) OCP
8 91 (1.23%) AWS Certification
9 72 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (0.81%) CISSP
11 38 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 36 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (0.43%) PhD
14 24 (0.32%) CISM
14 24 (0.32%) MCSA
15 19 (0.26%) CCSP
15 19 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
17 14 (0.19%) GIAC
17 14 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (6.28%) QA
2 225 (3.04%) GDPR
3 134 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 83 (1.12%) Accessibility
5 77 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (0.94%) NIST
7 42 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.27%) SLA
9 19 (0.26%) GRC
9 19 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.19%) IASME
11 13 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.11%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.081%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,351 (31.73%) Docker
2 227 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 112 (1.51%) HDFS
5 78 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 65 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.45%) Varnish
8 28 (0.38%) VirtualBox
9 26 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.24%) vSphere
11 16 (0.22%) NFS
12 15 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.19%) KVM
14 12 (0.16%) Ceph
15 10 (0.13%) Apache Flume
16 8 (0.11%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.081%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 5 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
19 5 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,820 (38.06%) Kubernetes
2 1,822 (24.59%) Terraform
3 887 (11.97%) Ansible
4 436 (5.88%) Puppet
5 373 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
6 311 (4.20%) Grafana
7 287 (3.87%) Prometheus
8 98 (1.32%) Istio
9 78 (1.05%) Kibana
10 71 (0.96%) Consul
11 58 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
12 55 (0.74%) Packer
13 46 (0.62%) logstash
14 44 (0.59%) Salt
15 43 (0.58%) SCCM
16 38 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
17 37 (0.50%) ZABBIX
18 35 (0.47%) Nagios
19 34 (0.46%) Automic
20 32 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,948 (39.79%) Google
2 600 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 373 (5.03%) Oracle
4 310 (4.18%) VMware
5 206 (2.78%) Splunk
6 168 (2.27%) SAP
7 133 (1.80%) IBM
8 122 (1.65%) Okta
9 118 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 113 (1.53%) Databricks
11 71 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 69 (0.93%) Facebook
12 69 (0.93%) Informatica
13 67 (0.90%) Adobe
14 64 (0.86%) Cisco
15 58 (0.78%) Cloudera
16 53 (0.72%) Talend
17 52 (0.70%) Teradata
18 51 (0.69%) Citrix
19 50 (0.67%) MuleSoft