Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 78 115
Rank change year-on-year +32 +37 +166
Permanent jobs citing GCP 6,559 2,596 4,245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.80% 3.82% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.55% 10.42% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,221 2,082 3,326
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.41% +5.88%
75th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £116,125 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 48,392 24,913 43,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.76% 36.69% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34,795 20,568 36,019
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £74,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

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 2 August 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 2 August 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 +35 6,081 £75,000 +2.74% 921
London +12 4,002 £82,500 +3.13% 572
UK excluding London +59 2,044 £57,500 +4.55% 374
Work from Home +74 1,530 £70,000 +12.00% 189
South East +83 570 £62,500 +8.70% 61
North of England +39 557 £57,500 +4.55% 116
South West +71 375 £53,500 +1.90% 51
North West +26 294 £62,500 +19.05% 67
Midlands +15 247 £61,750 +11.60% 75
Yorkshire +35 237 £57,500 +4.55% 44
West Midlands +33 206 £62,500 +19.05% 61
Scotland -15 154 £55,000 - 18
East of England -3 117 £65,000 +8.33% 35
East Midlands -40 40 £57,500 -17.86% 14
North East -17 26 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Wales -35 24 £53,750 +7.50% 12
Northern Ireland -40 7 £47,000 -10.48% 7

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 5,203 (79.33%) AWS
2 4,135 (63.04%) Azure
3 2,911 (44.38%) Python
4 2,612 (39.82%) Google
5 2,554 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
6 2,487 (37.92%) Kubernetes
7 2,421 (36.91%) DevOps
8 2,070 (31.56%) Docker
9 2,009 (30.63%) Software Engineering
10 1,855 (28.28%) Java
11 1,829 (27.89%) JavaScript
12 1,617 (24.65%) Finance
13 1,531 (23.34%) Terraform
14 1,515 (23.10%) React
15 1,473 (22.46%) Microservices
16 1,387 (21.15%) SQL
17 1,169 (17.82%) Social Skills
18 1,154 (17.59%) Node.js
19 1,051 (16.02%) Analytics
20 1,039 (15.84%) Jenkins
21 1,029 (15.69%) Serverless
22 930 (14.18%) C#
23 926 (14.12%) Full Stack Development
24 891 (13.58%) Linux
25 887 (13.52%) Git (software)
26 882 (13.45%) Ansible
27 875 (13.34%) Big Data
28 850 (12.96%) AngularJS
29 834 (12.72%) Machine Learning
30 799 (12.18%) TDD

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
1 529 (8.07%) Apache Spark
2 365 (5.56%) Apache
3 289 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
4 249 (3.80%) Apache Airflow
5 139 (2.12%) Confluence
6 89 (1.36%) GemFire
7 76 (1.16%) nginx
8 55 (0.84%) CMS
9 51 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 50 (0.76%) IIS
11 48 (0.73%) WordPress
12 43 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 39 (0.59%) SharePoint
14 38 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 35 (0.53%) Tomcat
16 30 (0.46%) SAS
17 27 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 22 (0.34%) Drupal
19 17 (0.26%) Luigi
20 16 (0.24%) Traefik
Applications
1 38 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.43%) Sketch
4 25 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 14 (0.21%) InVision
7 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.14%) Figma
7 9 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.14%) SPSS
8 7 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.091%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.061%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 41 (0.63%) Magento
2 33 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 12 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 10 (0.15%) Primavera
5 8 (0.12%) Shopify
6 6 (0.091%) R3 Corda
7 5 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.076%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.030%) FastStats
9 2 (0.030%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 2 (0.030%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.015%) Eikon
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.015%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5,203 (79.33%) AWS
2 4,135 (63.04%) Azure
3 1,029 (15.69%) Serverless
4 456 (6.95%) SaaS
5 423 (6.45%) PaaS
6 407 (6.21%) GitHub
7 353 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 296 (4.51%) AWS Lambda
9 295 (4.50%) IaaS
10 248 (3.78%) OpenShift
11 215 (3.28%) Power Platform
12 211 (3.22%) Snowflake
13 206 (3.14%) Amazon Kinesis
14 204 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
15 184 (2.81%) Cloud Functions
16 173 (2.64%) Firebase
17 147 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
18 141 (2.15%) Amazon S3
19 126 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
20 116 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 193 (2.94%) Firewall
2 126 (1.92%) Internet
3 110 (1.68%) HTTP
4 70 (1.07%) DNS
4 70 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.07%) VPN
5 47 (0.72%) Network Security
6 45 (0.69%) Broadband
6 45 (0.69%) IPv4
7 41 (0.63%) OSPF
7 41 (0.63%) VLAN
8 27 (0.41%) DHCP
8 27 (0.41%) SSL
9 25 (0.38%) LAN
10 24 (0.37%) WAN
11 23 (0.35%) Wireshark
12 21 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
12 21 (0.32%) SSH
13 18 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 875 (13.34%) Big Data
2 794 (12.11%) NoSQL
3 694 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
4 615 (9.38%) BigQuery
5 436 (6.65%) Hadoop
6 429 (6.54%) MongoDB
7 413 (6.30%) Relational Database
8 398 (6.07%) MySQL
9 372 (5.67%) SQL Server
10 335 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
11 329 (5.02%) Redis
12 282 (4.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 262 (3.99%) Amazon Redshift
14 256 (3.90%) Tableau
15 183 (2.79%) Power BI
16 171 (2.61%) Data Lake
17 156 (2.38%) Amazon Athena
18 110 (1.68%) HBase
19 105 (1.60%) Neo4j
20 102 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,039 (15.84%) Jenkins
2 887 (13.52%) Git (software)
3 337 (5.14%) GitLab
4 292 (4.45%) JIRA
5 208 (3.17%) Cypress.io
6 165 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 162 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 161 (2.45%) Artifactory
9 151 (2.30%) TeamCity
10 149 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 138 (2.10%) JUnit
12 136 (2.07%) SonarQube
13 132 (2.01%) Gradle
13 132 (2.01%) Maven
14 129 (1.97%) CircleCI
15 125 (1.91%) Selenium
16 104 (1.59%) IntelliJ
16 104 (1.59%) Postman
17 103 (1.57%) Vagrant
18 102 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,617 (24.65%) Finance
2 1,169 (17.82%) Social Skills
3 552 (8.42%) Banking
4 450 (6.86%) Retail
5 305 (4.65%) Marketing
6 285 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 238 (3.63%) Games
8 220 (3.35%) Front Office
9 213 (3.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 203 (3.09%) Public Sector
11 192 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
12 181 (2.76%) Law
13 150 (2.29%) Telecoms
14 141 (2.15%) Manufacturing
15 111 (1.69%) Advertising
16 108 (1.65%) Influencing Skills
17 84 (1.28%) Electronics
17 84 (1.28%) Investment Banking
18 62 (0.95%) Financial Institution
19 61 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,642 (25.03%) Developer
2 939 (14.32%) Software Engineer
3 778 (11.86%) Architect
4 654 (9.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 515 (7.85%) Data Engineer
6 419 (6.39%) Cloud Engineer
7 372 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 313 (4.77%) Java Developer
9 309 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
10 288 (4.39%) React Developer
11 270 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
12 235 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
13 223 (3.40%) Senior DevOps
14 222 (3.38%) Senior Software Engineer
15 210 (3.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 208 (3.17%) Consultant
17 206 (3.14%) Lead Developer
18 205 (3.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 198 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
20 196 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,515 (23.10%) React
2 1,154 (17.59%) Node.js
3 850 (12.96%) AngularJS
4 795 (12.12%) Web Services
5 646 (9.85%) .NET
6 628 (9.57%) Kafka
7 502 (7.65%) Spring
8 490 (7.47%) REST
9 464 (7.07%) CSS
10 405 (6.17%) Vue.js
11 389 (5.93%) GraphQL
11 389 (5.93%) RESTful
12 353 (5.38%) HTML
13 286 (4.36%) Spring Boot
14 275 (4.19%) .NET Core
15 258 (3.93%) React Native
15 258 (3.93%) Redux
16 237 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
17 175 (2.67%) Spark Streaming
18 172 (2.62%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 527 (8.03%) Public Cloud
2 490 (7.47%) Cloud Native
3 394 (6.01%) User Experience
4 283 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 228 (3.48%) Derivative
6 226 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 218 (3.32%) Hedge funds
8 191 (2.91%) Algorithms
9 184 (2.81%) Fixed Income
10 178 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
11 173 (2.64%) Virtual Team
12 169 (2.58%) Equities
13 167 (2.55%) Mobile App
14 160 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
15 149 (2.27%) Data Centre
16 96 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 90 (1.37%) Management Information System
18 75 (1.14%) Market Risk
19 72 (1.10%) iPad
20 65 (0.99%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 891 (13.58%) Linux
2 366 (5.58%) Windows
3 281 (4.28%) Unix
4 135 (2.06%) Android
5 133 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 115 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 64 (0.98%) CentOS
8 58 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 39 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
10 37 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.44%) Mesosphere
12 14 (0.21%) VMS
13 9 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.14%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.11%) Debian
15 7 (0.11%) SUSE
16 6 (0.091%) Solaris
17 5 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,554 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,421 (36.91%) DevOps
3 2,009 (30.63%) Software Engineering
4 1,473 (22.46%) Microservices
5 1,051 (16.02%) Analytics
6 926 (14.12%) Full Stack Development
7 834 (12.72%) Machine Learning
8 799 (12.18%) TDD
9 784 (11.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 673 (10.26%) Data Science
11 660 (10.06%) Infrastructure as Code
12 647 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
13 570 (8.69%) Mentoring
14 566 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
15 528 (8.05%) Computer Science
16 527 (8.03%) ETL
17 524 (7.99%) Scrum
18 506 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
19 497 (7.58%) Test Automation
20 470 (7.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,911 (44.38%) Python
2 1,855 (28.28%) Java
3 1,829 (27.89%) JavaScript
4 1,387 (21.15%) SQL
5 930 (14.18%) C#
6 740 (11.28%) Go
7 691 (10.54%) TypeScript
8 483 (7.36%) Scala
9 463 (7.06%) Bash Shell
10 363 (5.53%) C++
11 345 (5.26%) PowerShell
12 342 (5.21%) Kotlin
13 275 (4.19%) Ruby
14 233 (3.55%) PHP
15 178 (2.71%) C
16 163 (2.49%) Shell Script
17 152 (2.32%) R
18 141 (2.15%) ES6
19 128 (1.95%) Groovy
20 108 (1.65%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 689 (10.50%) Degree
2 182 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 157 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 135 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 119 (1.81%) OCP
5 119 (1.81%) Oracle Certification
6 116 (1.77%) Master's Degree
7 52 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 50 (0.76%) CISSP
9 47 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (0.64%) PhD
11 23 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
13 19 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
14 18 (0.27%) MCSA
15 15 (0.23%) CISM
15 15 (0.23%) GIAC
16 13 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 13 (0.20%) OSCP
17 10 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (4.80%) QA
2 197 (3.00%) GDPR
3 76 (1.16%) Accessibility
4 61 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 60 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 51 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.69%) NIST
8 19 (0.29%) GRC
9 17 (0.26%) SLA
10 10 (0.15%) SOC 2
11 7 (0.11%) NCSC
12 6 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.076%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.076%) WCAG
14 4 (0.061%) Basel III
14 4 (0.061%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.061%) WAI
15 3 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,070 (31.56%) Docker
2 196 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (1.95%) Active Directory
4 100 (1.52%) HDFS
5 74 (1.13%) VirtualBox
6 57 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 36 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.34%) vSphere
10 17 (0.26%) NFS
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 14 (0.21%) Ceph
13 13 (0.20%) KVM
14 12 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.15%) Varnish
16 8 (0.12%) Snort
16 8 (0.12%) Squid
17 5 (0.076%) Gluster
17 5 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,487 (37.92%) Kubernetes
2 1,531 (23.34%) Terraform
3 882 (13.45%) Ansible
4 381 (5.81%) Puppet
5 297 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
6 235 (3.58%) Prometheus
7 177 (2.70%) Grafana
8 107 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
9 67 (1.02%) Istio
10 55 (0.84%) Consul
11 48 (0.73%) Packer
12 43 (0.66%) Nagios
13 39 (0.59%) Salt
14 37 (0.56%) Kibana
15 32 (0.49%) SCCM
16 28 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
16 28 (0.43%) logstash
17 26 (0.40%) ZABBIX
18 23 (0.35%) AirWatch
18 23 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,612 (39.82%) Google
2 541 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 311 (4.74%) Oracle
4 284 (4.33%) VMware
5 166 (2.53%) IBM
6 156 (2.38%) Splunk
7 155 (2.36%) SAP
8 115 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 103 (1.57%) Okta
10 94 (1.43%) Cloudera
11 92 (1.40%) Informatica
12 89 (1.36%) Hortonworks
13 86 (1.31%) Databricks
14 85 (1.30%) Talend
15 73 (1.11%) Facebook
16 71 (1.08%) Adobe
17 59 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
18 58 (0.88%) Teradata
19 43 (0.66%) Cisco
19 43 (0.66%) Citrix