Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 56 108
Rank change year-on-year +9 +52 +65
Permanent jobs citing GCP 7,490 2,952 3,705
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.85% 4.66% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.42% 11.31% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4,636 2,492 2,984
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +7.41%
75th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -4.17%

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 55,792 26,104 42,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.57% 41.25% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38,000 22,254 35,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £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 £97,500 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +9 6,645 £77,500 +10.71% 874
London +5 4,635 £85,000 +13.33% 553
UK excluding London +15 2,074 £60,000 +9.09% 372
Work from Home +7 1,622 £75,000 +15.38% 188
North of England +19 639 £57,500 +4.55% 108
South East -5 456 £67,500 +22.73% 55
North West +27 382 £62,500 +8.70% 69
South West +14 288 £55,000 +4.76% 29
Midlands -13 280 £65,000 +4.00% 68
Yorkshire -14 234 £55,000 - 28
Scotland +16 219 £56,250 -10.00% 34
West Midlands -21 192 £65,000 +4.00% 55
East of England -10 146 £53,000 -7.83% 50
East Midlands -17 82 £65,000 - 12
Wales -31 41 £61,250 +28.95% 13
North East -25 23 £70,000 +33.33% 11
Northern Ireland -33 3 - - 15

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 5,787 (77.26%) AWS
2 4,743 (63.32%) Azure
3 3,391 (45.27%) Python
4 3,072 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
5 2,993 (39.96%) Kubernetes
6 2,845 (37.98%) Google
7 2,815 (37.58%) DevOps
8 2,665 (35.58%) CI/CD
9 2,613 (34.89%) Docker
10 2,370 (31.64%) Java
11 2,185 (29.17%) Software Engineering
12 1,970 (26.30%) Terraform
13 1,925 (25.70%) React
14 1,909 (25.49%) JavaScript
15 1,808 (24.14%) SQL
16 1,729 (23.08%) Finance
17 1,678 (22.40%) Microservices
18 1,478 (19.73%) Analytics
19 1,387 (18.52%) Social Skills
20 1,348 (18.00%) Node.js
21 1,287 (17.18%) Full Stack Development
22 1,190 (15.89%) Jenkins
23 1,113 (14.86%) Data Science
24 1,077 (14.38%) Git (software)
25 1,073 (14.33%) TypeScript
26 1,063 (14.19%) Linux
27 1,047 (13.98%) TDD
28 1,014 (13.54%) C#
29 992 (13.24%) Infrastructure as Code
30 991 (13.23%) Serverless

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
1 550 (7.34%) Apache Spark
2 350 (4.67%) Apache
3 283 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
4 246 (3.28%) Apache Airflow
5 165 (2.20%) Confluence
6 137 (1.83%) nginx
7 103 (1.38%) IIS
8 76 (1.01%) CMS
9 48 (0.64%) SAS
10 45 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 44 (0.59%) WordPress
12 43 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 38 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 35 (0.47%) GemFire
14 35 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.41%) Ethereum
15 31 (0.41%) Jupyter
16 28 (0.37%) Luigi
17 23 (0.31%) Headless CMS
17 23 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 65 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.28%) SPSS
4 19 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 14 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.093%) Maple
8 6 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.067%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.053%) InVision
10 4 (0.053%) Sketch
11 3 (0.040%) Campfire
11 3 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.013%) Blender
Business Applications
1 27 (0.36%) Magento
2 26 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 21 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 8 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.093%) Shopify
7 6 (0.080%) Oracle BRM
7 6 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.040%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.027%) FastStats
12 1 (0.013%) Acoustic Campaign
12 1 (0.013%) Misys Midas
12 1 (0.013%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5,787 (77.26%) AWS
2 4,743 (63.32%) Azure
3 991 (13.23%) Serverless
4 604 (8.06%) GitHub
5 517 (6.90%) SaaS
6 403 (5.38%) PaaS
7 385 (5.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 301 (4.02%) AWS Lambda
9 297 (3.97%) IaaS
10 263 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
11 254 (3.39%) OpenShift
12 238 (3.18%) Power Platform
13 228 (3.04%) Amazon S3
14 223 (2.98%) Amazon Kinesis
15 206 (2.75%) Snowflake
16 160 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
17 135 (1.80%) GitHub Actions
18 115 (1.54%) Microsoft 365
19 95 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
20 94 (1.26%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (2.51%) Firewall
2 146 (1.95%) HTTP
3 129 (1.72%) DNS
4 111 (1.48%) Internet
5 108 (1.44%) Broadband
6 90 (1.20%) Network Security
7 67 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 54 (0.72%) VPN
9 46 (0.61%) WAN
10 35 (0.47%) LAN
10 35 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (0.44%) DHCP
12 29 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (0.33%) SSH
14 23 (0.31%) MQTT
15 16 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (0.20%) SAN
17 14 (0.19%) SD-WAN
18 12 (0.16%) VLAN
19 11 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (12.63%) NoSQL
2 705 (9.41%) Big Data
3 675 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 628 (8.38%) MySQL
5 604 (8.06%) BigQuery
6 515 (6.88%) MongoDB
7 445 (5.94%) Relational Database
8 430 (5.74%) Hadoop
9 421 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
10 411 (5.49%) SQL Server
11 302 (4.03%) Tableau
12 300 (4.01%) Redis
13 248 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 237 (3.16%) Data Lake
15 228 (3.04%) Power BI
16 223 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
17 184 (2.46%) Looker
18 158 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
19 152 (2.03%) Blockchain
20 129 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,190 (15.89%) Jenkins
2 1,077 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 467 (6.23%) JIRA
4 436 (5.82%) GitLab
5 242 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 231 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 219 (2.92%) Cypress.io
8 189 (2.52%) Maven
9 168 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 164 (2.19%) webpack
11 163 (2.18%) Postman
12 157 (2.10%) Bitbucket
13 150 (2.00%) Gradle
14 149 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 143 (1.91%) Selenium
16 142 (1.90%) Artifactory
17 128 (1.71%) SonarQube
18 119 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
19 117 (1.56%) JUnit
20 114 (1.52%) CircleCI
General
1 1,729 (23.08%) Finance
2 1,387 (18.52%) Social Skills
3 513 (6.85%) Retail
4 440 (5.87%) Banking
5 421 (5.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 384 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
7 319 (4.26%) Games
8 296 (3.95%) Marketing
9 242 (3.23%) Front Office
10 212 (2.83%) Public Sector
11 194 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
12 166 (2.22%) Law
13 154 (2.06%) Manufacturing
14 136 (1.82%) Telecoms
15 97 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
16 87 (1.16%) Publishing
17 86 (1.15%) Financial Institution
18 80 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
19 74 (0.99%) Automotive
20 71 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,754 (23.42%) Developer
2 1,177 (15.71%) Software Engineer
3 777 (10.37%) Architect
4 740 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 605 (8.08%) Data Engineer
6 501 (6.69%) Senior Developer
7 442 (5.90%) Java Developer
8 409 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
9 380 (5.07%) Full Stack Developer
10 357 (4.77%) Senior Software Engineer
11 349 (4.66%) AWS Engineer
12 334 (4.46%) Java Engineer
13 310 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
14 276 (3.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 263 (3.51%) Consultant
16 257 (3.43%) Python Engineer
17 241 (3.22%) React Developer
18 237 (3.16%) Python Developer
19 236 (3.15%) Java Software Engineer
19 236 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,925 (25.70%) React
2 1,348 (18.00%) Node.js
3 862 (11.51%) Kafka
4 769 (10.27%) AngularJS
5 643 (8.58%) Spring
6 638 (8.52%) REST
7 630 (8.41%) .NET
8 607 (8.10%) HTML
9 592 (7.90%) CSS
10 496 (6.62%) Vue.js
11 485 (6.48%) Spring Boot
12 442 (5.90%) GraphQL
13 389 (5.19%) RESTful
14 299 (3.99%) React Native
15 286 (3.82%) HTML5
16 263 (3.51%) .NET Core
17 208 (2.78%) Jest
18 204 (2.72%) Django
19 193 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
20 192 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 665 (8.88%) Public Cloud
2 527 (7.04%) User Experience
3 479 (6.40%) Cloud Native
4 391 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
5 316 (4.22%) Algorithms
6 293 (3.91%) Mobile App
7 224 (2.99%) Equities
8 183 (2.44%) Derivative
9 181 (2.42%) Virtual Team
10 180 (2.40%) Data Structures
11 173 (2.31%) Hedge funds
12 167 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 161 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 152 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
15 147 (1.96%) Fixed Income
16 131 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
17 130 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
18 119 (1.59%) Management Information System
19 109 (1.46%) Data Centre
20 106 (1.42%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,063 (14.19%) Linux
2 518 (6.92%) Windows
3 289 (3.86%) Unix
4 214 (2.86%) Android
5 199 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 143 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 46 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (0.53%) CentOS
9 34 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 25 (0.33%) Debian
11 21 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 19 (0.25%) Mesosphere
12 19 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.24%) Solaris
14 17 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.21%) VMS
16 10 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.13%) SUSE
17 9 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
18 7 (0.093%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,072 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2,815 (37.58%) DevOps
3 2,665 (35.58%) CI/CD
4 2,185 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 1,678 (22.40%) Microservices
6 1,478 (19.73%) Analytics
7 1,287 (17.18%) Full Stack Development
8 1,113 (14.86%) Data Science
9 1,047 (13.98%) TDD
10 992 (13.24%) Infrastructure as Code
11 921 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
12 862 (11.51%) Artificial Intelligence
13 815 (10.88%) Machine Learning
14 767 (10.24%) Mentoring
15 733 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
16 688 (9.19%) Scrum
17 630 (8.41%) Data Engineering
18 611 (8.16%) Test Automation
19 592 (7.90%) Computer Science
20 544 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,391 (45.27%) Python
2 2,370 (31.64%) Java
3 1,909 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 1,808 (24.14%) SQL
5 1,073 (14.33%) TypeScript
6 1,014 (13.54%) C#
7 924 (12.34%) Go
8 542 (7.24%) Bash
9 513 (6.85%) Scala
10 420 (5.61%) PowerShell
11 369 (4.93%) Ruby
12 336 (4.49%) C++
13 317 (4.23%) Kotlin
14 312 (4.17%) PHP
15 201 (2.68%) C
16 156 (2.08%) R
17 139 (1.86%) ES6
18 136 (1.82%) Shell Script
19 114 (1.52%) Groovy
20 106 (1.42%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 810 (10.81%) Degree
2 280 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 258 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 206 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 128 (1.71%) AWS Certification
6 106 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (1.21%) Master's Degree
8 80 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 67 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
10 60 (0.80%) OCP
11 55 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
12 53 (0.71%) CISSP
13 45 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (0.39%) MCSA
15 28 (0.37%) PhD
16 24 (0.32%) CCSP
16 24 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (0.27%) MCTS
17 20 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
18 19 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (6.70%) QA
2 149 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 148 (1.98%) GDPR
4 144 (1.92%) Accessibility
5 92 (1.23%) NIST
6 69 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 50 (0.67%) IASME
7 50 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 31 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 30 (0.40%) SLA
10 15 (0.20%) GRC
11 14 (0.19%) SOC 2
12 13 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.13%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
16 8 (0.11%) ISO 31000
16 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,613 (34.89%) Docker
2 174 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 64 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (0.77%) HDFS
6 55 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 28 (0.37%) Varnish
8 21 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 18 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 17 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.19%) KVM
13 13 (0.17%) vSphere
14 11 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.13%) NFS
16 8 (0.11%) Ceph
16 8 (0.11%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.080%) vCloud
17 6 (0.080%) Xen
18 3 (0.040%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,993 (39.96%) Kubernetes
2 1,970 (26.30%) Terraform
3 919 (12.27%) Ansible
4 470 (6.28%) Puppet
5 385 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
6 325 (4.34%) Grafana
7 286 (3.82%) Prometheus
8 103 (1.38%) Istio
9 96 (1.28%) Kibana
10 61 (0.81%) CASB
11 51 (0.68%) Consul
12 50 (0.67%) SCCM
13 44 (0.59%) ZABBIX
14 40 (0.53%) Packer
15 37 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
16 36 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
16 36 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
17 35 (0.47%) logstash
18 33 (0.44%) Nagios
19 29 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,845 (37.98%) Google
2 618 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 407 (5.43%) Oracle
4 249 (3.32%) VMware
5 179 (2.39%) Splunk
6 176 (2.35%) SAP
7 156 (2.08%) Databricks
8 120 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 103 (1.38%) IBM
10 101 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 81 (1.08%) Cloudera
12 78 (1.04%) MuleSoft
13 76 (1.01%) Informatica
14 71 (0.95%) Talend
15 69 (0.92%) Cisco
16 64 (0.85%) Apple
17 59 (0.79%) Citrix
17 59 (0.79%) Okta
18 56 (0.75%) Adobe
19 47 (0.63%) Atlassian