Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 91 140
Rank change year-on-year +43 +49 +174
Permanent jobs citing GCP 4,634 3,282 3,798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.28% 3.28% 2.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.70% 9.33% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,503 2,666 3,014
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,370 £75,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.17% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £113,750 £117,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,101
% change year-on-year - +0.70% +3.82%

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 36,495 35,162 41,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.60% 35.14% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29,321 28,939 33,664
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 18 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 10 May 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 +44 4,303 £72,500 -3.33% 760
London +23 2,729 £80,000 -3.03% 394
UK excluding London +73 1,542 £57,500 - 409
Work from Home +69 1,125 £70,000 -12.50% 171
North of England +63 425 £57,500 +4.55% 133
South East +126 407 £59,250 -8.85% 93
South West +82 302 £55,000 +2.33% 44
Yorkshire +53 202 £55,000 - 35
North West +45 200 £60,000 - 75
Midlands +14 179 £62,500 +8.70% 53
West Midlands +25 132 £62,500 +13.64% 39
Scotland +8 127 £61,000 +10.91% 23
East of England -9 83 £65,000 +18.18% 41
East Midlands +10 46 £68,750 -3.51% 14
North East +11 23 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Wales +3 13 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Northern Ireland +1 5 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 3,679 (79.39%) AWS
2 2,865 (61.83%) Azure
3 2,134 (46.05%) Python
4 1,938 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
5 1,836 (39.62%) Google
6 1,759 (37.96%) DevOps
7 1,715 (37.01%) Kubernetes
8 1,496 (32.28%) Docker
9 1,362 (29.39%) Software Engineering
10 1,321 (28.51%) JavaScript
11 1,300 (28.05%) Java
12 1,133 (24.45%) Finance
13 1,054 (22.74%) Terraform
14 987 (21.30%) Microservices
15 927 (20.00%) SQL
16 813 (17.54%) React
17 709 (15.30%) Node.js
18 708 (15.28%) Social Skills
19 699 (15.08%) C#
20 698 (15.06%) Analytics
21 653 (14.09%) Jenkins
22 650 (14.03%) Serverless
23 645 (13.92%) AngularJS
24 643 (13.88%) Linux
25 601 (12.97%) Ansible
26 569 (12.28%) Go
27 567 (12.24%) Big Data
28 553 (11.93%) Web Services
29 546 (11.78%) TDD
30 517 (11.16%) Machine Learning

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
1 352 (7.60%) Apache Spark
2 211 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (3.17%) Apache
4 145 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
5 107 (2.31%) Confluence
6 41 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 41 (0.88%) nginx
7 34 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 30 (0.65%) CMS
9 22 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 20 (0.43%) IIS
12 19 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (0.41%) Headless CMS
12 19 (0.41%) Luigi
13 17 (0.37%) Drupal
13 17 (0.37%) GemFire
13 17 (0.37%) WordPress
14 14 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.37%) Sketch
3 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.15%) Figma
7 5 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.086%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.086%) InVision
8 4 (0.086%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.086%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (0.65%) Magento
2 20 (0.43%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.13%) Primavera
4 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.086%) Shopify
6 3 (0.065%) Eikon
7 2 (0.043%) BambooHR
7 2 (0.043%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 3,679 (79.39%) AWS
2 2,865 (61.83%) Azure
3 650 (14.03%) Serverless
4 376 (8.11%) SaaS
5 310 (6.69%) PaaS
6 257 (5.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 231 (4.98%) IaaS
8 216 (4.66%) AWS Lambda
9 187 (4.04%) GitHub
10 135 (2.91%) OpenShift
11 129 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
12 119 (2.57%) Cloud Functions
13 110 (2.37%) Power Platform
14 107 (2.31%) Firebase
15 95 (2.05%) IBM Cloud
16 89 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
17 82 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
18 81 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
19 76 (1.64%) Amazon S3
19 76 (1.64%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 137 (2.96%) Firewall
2 66 (1.42%) Internet
3 65 (1.40%) DNS
4 51 (1.10%) VPN
5 47 (1.01%) HTTP
6 43 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 38 (0.82%) VLAN
8 34 (0.73%) OSPF
9 33 (0.71%) Network Security
10 31 (0.67%) IPv4
11 25 (0.54%) DHCP
12 20 (0.43%) Wireshark
13 19 (0.41%) SSL
14 17 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (0.28%) SSH
16 12 (0.26%) FTP
16 12 (0.26%) IPsec
16 12 (0.26%) LAN
17 11 (0.24%) WAN
18 10 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 567 (12.24%) Big Data
2 421 (9.09%) BigQuery
3 418 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
4 408 (8.80%) NoSQL
5 359 (7.75%) MongoDB
6 327 (7.06%) Hadoop
7 290 (6.26%) MySQL
8 261 (5.63%) SQL Server
9 234 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
10 230 (4.96%) Amazon Redshift
11 183 (3.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 175 (3.78%) Relational Database
13 150 (3.24%) Redis
14 145 (3.13%) Tableau
15 94 (2.03%) Power BI
16 81 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
17 80 (1.73%) Snowflake Schema
18 77 (1.66%) Neo4j
19 76 (1.64%) Looker
20 73 (1.58%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 653 (14.09%) Jenkins
2 510 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 195 (4.21%) GitLab
4 192 (4.14%) JIRA
5 104 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 96 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 95 (2.05%) CircleCI
8 83 (1.79%) Maven
9 81 (1.75%) Selenium
10 80 (1.73%) Vagrant
11 73 (1.58%) Cucumber
11 73 (1.58%) Cypress.io
12 64 (1.38%) Artifactory
13 55 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
14 54 (1.17%) Bitbucket
15 52 (1.12%) Travis CI
16 51 (1.10%) JUnit
17 50 (1.08%) Gradle
18 44 (0.95%) SonarQube
19 39 (0.84%) Postman
General
1 1,133 (24.45%) Finance
2 708 (15.28%) Social Skills
3 383 (8.26%) Banking
4 292 (6.30%) Retail
5 213 (4.60%) Marketing
6 198 (4.27%) Public Sector
7 158 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
8 154 (3.32%) Games
9 143 (3.09%) Front Office
10 140 (3.02%) Telecoms
11 132 (2.85%) Manufacturing
12 104 (2.24%) Electronics
13 89 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
14 82 (1.77%) Law
15 48 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
16 47 (1.01%) Automotive
16 47 (1.01%) Investment Banking
17 38 (0.82%) Advertising
18 33 (0.71%) Financial Institution
19 31 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,251 (27.00%) Developer
2 618 (13.34%) Software Engineer
3 510 (11.01%) Architect
4 473 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 444 (9.58%) Data Engineer
6 371 (8.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 259 (5.59%) React Developer
8 240 (5.18%) Java Developer
9 214 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 209 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
11 201 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
12 188 (4.06%) Consultant
13 182 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
13 182 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
14 181 (3.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 177 (3.82%) Python Engineer
16 156 (3.37%) Platform Engineer
17 155 (3.34%) Python Developer
18 149 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
19 146 (3.15%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (17.54%) React
2 709 (15.30%) Node.js
3 645 (13.92%) AngularJS
4 553 (11.93%) Web Services
5 508 (10.96%) .NET
6 371 (8.01%) Kafka
7 367 (7.92%) REST
8 332 (7.16%) Vue.js
9 281 (6.06%) CSS
10 279 (6.02%) Spring
11 248 (5.35%) HTML
12 219 (4.73%) React Native
13 217 (4.68%) GraphQL
14 209 (4.51%) Spring Boot
15 172 (3.71%) .NET Core
16 158 (3.41%) Django
17 153 (3.30%) RESTful
18 142 (3.06%) Flask
19 114 (2.46%) HTML5
20 108 (2.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 335 (7.23%) Cloud Native
2 329 (7.10%) Public Cloud
3 242 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 197 (4.25%) User Experience
5 168 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 164 (3.54%) Hedge funds
7 138 (2.98%) Equities
8 131 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 130 (2.81%) Derivative
10 126 (2.72%) Fixed Income
11 96 (2.07%) Blog
12 95 (2.05%) Mobile App
13 90 (1.94%) Algorithms
13 90 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
14 74 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
15 71 (1.53%) Virtual Team
16 60 (1.29%) iPad
17 58 (1.25%) Management Information System
18 53 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 50 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 643 (13.88%) Linux
2 239 (5.16%) Windows
3 156 (3.37%) Unix
4 89 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 79 (1.70%) Android
6 76 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 47 (1.01%) CentOS
9 36 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.15%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.13%) VMS
13 4 (0.086%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.086%) Solaris
14 3 (0.065%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.065%) SUSE
14 3 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.043%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,938 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,759 (37.96%) DevOps
3 1,362 (29.39%) Software Engineering
4 987 (21.30%) Microservices
5 698 (15.06%) Analytics
6 546 (11.78%) TDD
7 517 (11.16%) Machine Learning
8 472 (10.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 443 (9.56%) Data Science
10 432 (9.32%) Infrastructure as Code
11 423 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
12 413 (8.91%) Mentoring
13 404 (8.72%) Fintech
14 394 (8.50%) Scrum
15 378 (8.16%) ETL
16 351 (7.57%) Data Engineering
17 330 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
18 317 (6.84%) Open Source
19 314 (6.78%) Test Automation
20 298 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2,134 (46.05%) Python
2 1,321 (28.51%) JavaScript
3 1,300 (28.05%) Java
4 927 (20.00%) SQL
5 699 (15.08%) C#
6 569 (12.28%) Go
7 384 (8.29%) TypeScript
8 343 (7.40%) Scala
9 311 (6.71%) Bash Shell
10 251 (5.42%) C++
11 235 (5.07%) PowerShell
12 231 (4.98%) Kotlin
13 197 (4.25%) Ruby
14 180 (3.88%) PHP
15 134 (2.89%) R
16 100 (2.16%) C
17 80 (1.73%) ES6
18 70 (1.51%) Java 8
19 53 (1.14%) Groovy
20 50 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 400 (8.63%) Degree
2 111 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 80 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 59 (1.27%) Master's Degree
6 41 (0.88%) PhD
7 38 (0.82%) CISSP
8 31 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 28 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 21 (0.45%) OCP
11 21 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
12 16 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
13 14 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (0.28%) CISM
14 13 (0.28%) OSCP
15 10 (0.22%) CISA
15 10 (0.22%) MCSA
15 10 (0.22%) MCSE
16 9 (0.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (2.81%) QA
2 80 (1.73%) GDPR
3 46 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 36 (0.78%) NIST
6 23 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.43%) SLA
8 15 (0.32%) SOC 2
9 14 (0.30%) GRC
10 10 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.15%) NCSC
12 6 (0.13%) SOC 1
13 5 (0.11%) COBIT
13 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.11%) WCAG
14 4 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.086%) WAI
15 3 (0.065%) Basel III
16 2 (0.043%) GLBA
System Software
1 1,496 (32.28%) Docker
2 110 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 62 (1.34%) VirtualBox
5 36 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.41%) HDFS
9 14 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.28%) KVM
11 11 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.24%) vSphere
12 6 (0.13%) NFS
12 6 (0.13%) Snort
12 6 (0.13%) Squid
12 6 (0.13%) Xen
13 5 (0.11%) Gluster
14 4 (0.086%) Ceph
14 4 (0.086%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1,715 (37.01%) Kubernetes
2 1,054 (22.74%) Terraform
3 601 (12.97%) Ansible
4 263 (5.68%) Puppet
5 196 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (2.59%) Prometheus
7 80 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
8 76 (1.64%) Grafana
9 63 (1.36%) Istio
10 34 (0.73%) Packer
11 28 (0.60%) Nagios
12 21 (0.45%) SCCM
13 17 (0.37%) Fortio
13 17 (0.37%) Kiali
13 17 (0.37%) linkerd
14 16 (0.35%) Consul
15 15 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
16 14 (0.30%) Argo
16 14 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
17 13 (0.28%) Knative
Vendors
1 1,836 (39.62%) Google
2 404 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 268 (5.78%) Oracle
4 172 (3.71%) VMware
5 133 (2.87%) SAP
6 123 (2.65%) IBM
7 95 (2.05%) Talend
8 93 (2.01%) Informatica
9 84 (1.81%) Red Hat
10 80 (1.73%) Cloudera
11 75 (1.62%) Hortonworks
12 69 (1.49%) Splunk
13 66 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
14 57 (1.23%) Databricks
15 50 (1.08%) Adobe
16 42 (0.91%) Teradata
17 35 (0.76%) Cisco
18 28 (0.60%) Yahoo!
19 27 (0.58%) Okta
20 25 (0.54%) SaltStack