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

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 102 153
Rank change year-on-year +52 +51 +206
Permanent jobs citing GCP 3,651 3,665 3,495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.84% 3.02% 2.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.89% 8.84% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,685 3,212 3,057
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £120,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +14.29%

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 30,694 41,465 40,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.72% 34.19% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25,563 34,112 32,722
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +53 3,424 £70,000 -6.67% 682
London +28 2,185 £77,500 -6.06% 393
UK excluding London +62 1,235 £55,000 -4.35% 325
Work from Home +45 837 £67,500 -15.63% 144
North of England +20 324 £55,000 -2.53% 110
South East +141 317 £55,000 -13.66% 66
South West +46 219 £52,500 - 31
Midlands +73 193 £62,500 +4.17% 52
North West +21 155 £57,500 -4.17% 64
Yorkshire +34 153 £55,000 - 31
West Midlands +79 145 £62,500 +13.64% 38
Scotland +3 85 £62,500 +8.70% 17
East of England -1 74 £57,500 +4.55% 27
East Midlands +23 47 £75,000 -4.76% 13
North East -1 16 £52,500 -3.64% 15
Wales 0 15 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Northern Ireland +16 7 £40,250 -11.54% 13
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2,910 (79.70%) AWS
2 2,266 (62.07%) Azure
3 1,743 (47.74%) Python
4 1,535 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1,496 (40.98%) DevOps
6 1,476 (40.43%) Google
7 1,332 (36.48%) Kubernetes
8 1,191 (32.62%) Docker
9 1,066 (29.20%) Java
10 975 (26.71%) JavaScript
11 919 (25.17%) Software Engineering
12 896 (24.54%) Finance
13 857 (23.47%) Terraform
14 804 (22.02%) Microservices
15 737 (20.19%) SQL
16 573 (15.69%) React
17 554 (15.17%) Analytics
18 548 (15.01%) Linux
19 510 (13.97%) Serverless
20 509 (13.94%) Node.js
21 499 (13.67%) C#
22 490 (13.42%) AngularJS
22 490 (13.42%) Ansible
23 473 (12.96%) Web Services
24 440 (12.05%) Go
25 436 (11.94%) Jenkins
26 418 (11.45%) Fintech
27 409 (11.20%) TDD
28 393 (10.76%) .NET
29 383 (10.49%) 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
1 258 (7.07%) Apache Spark
2 217 (5.94%) Elasticsearch
3 159 (4.35%) Apache
4 113 (3.10%) Apache Airflow
5 59 (1.62%) Confluence
6 43 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 33 (0.90%) CMS
8 30 (0.82%) nginx
9 25 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 24 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.55%) Headless CMS
12 18 (0.49%) WordPress
13 17 (0.47%) Luigi
13 17 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.36%) SAS
15 13 (0.36%) Tornado
16 12 (0.33%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.33%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.33%) Sketch
4 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.19%) Figma
5 7 (0.19%) InVision
6 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (0.60%) Magento
2 6 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.11%) Eikon
3 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.11%) Shopify
4 3 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.055%) BambooHR
5 2 (0.055%) Odoo
6 1 (0.027%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.027%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2,910 (79.70%) AWS
2 2,266 (62.07%) Azure
3 510 (13.97%) Serverless
4 357 (9.78%) SaaS
5 253 (6.93%) PaaS
6 224 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
7 198 (5.42%) IaaS
8 186 (5.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 121 (3.31%) GitHub
10 94 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 93 (2.55%) OpenShift
12 87 (2.38%) Power Platform
13 74 (2.03%) Firebase
14 73 (2.00%) Cloud Functions
15 71 (1.94%) Amazon ECS
16 68 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
17 63 (1.73%) Amazon S3
18 62 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
19 59 (1.62%) Apigee
20 58 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.26%) Firewall
2 80 (2.19%) DNS
3 52 (1.42%) Network Security
3 52 (1.42%) VPN
4 45 (1.23%) HTTP
5 38 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 34 (0.93%) DHCP
6 34 (0.93%) Internet
7 27 (0.74%) OSPF
8 26 (0.71%) LAN
9 25 (0.68%) WAN
9 25 (0.68%) Wireshark
10 24 (0.66%) VLAN
11 20 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (0.55%) IPsec
12 17 (0.47%) IPv4
13 16 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.33%) Skype
14 12 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (0.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (10.19%) Big Data
2 348 (9.53%) MongoDB
3 345 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
4 339 (9.29%) BigQuery
5 297 (8.13%) NoSQL
6 259 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
7 245 (6.71%) MySQL
8 211 (5.78%) SQL Server
9 199 (5.45%) Hadoop
10 179 (4.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 124 (3.40%) Tableau
12 114 (3.12%) Relational Database
13 103 (2.82%) Redis
14 102 (2.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 95 (2.60%) Snowflake Schema
16 86 (2.36%) Power BI
17 75 (2.05%) Data Lake
18 70 (1.92%) Looker
19 54 (1.48%) Apache Hive
20 53 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 436 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 377 (10.33%) Git (software)
3 133 (3.64%) GitLab
3 133 (3.64%) JIRA
4 73 (2.00%) Selenium
5 72 (1.97%) CircleCI
6 69 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 66 (1.81%) Artifactory
8 64 (1.75%) Maven
9 56 (1.53%) Gradle
10 52 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 50 (1.37%) Travis CI
12 46 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 44 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
14 39 (1.07%) Bitbucket
15 32 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 32 (0.88%) webpack
16 29 (0.79%) JUnit
17 28 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (0.77%) SonarQube
General
1 896 (24.54%) Finance
2 348 (9.53%) Banking
3 192 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 189 (5.18%) Retail
5 138 (3.78%) Games
6 135 (3.70%) Marketing
7 108 (2.96%) Telecoms
8 99 (2.71%) Manufacturing
9 93 (2.55%) Front Office
10 75 (2.05%) Electronics
11 54 (1.48%) Law
12 38 (1.04%) Automotive
13 33 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.71%) Advertising
15 22 (0.60%) Back Office
16 18 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.47%) Billing
18 15 (0.41%) Legal
19 14 (0.38%) Retail Banking
20 12 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,037 (28.40%) Developer
2 468 (12.82%) Software Engineer
3 405 (11.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 377 (10.33%) Architect
5 354 (9.70%) Data Engineer
6 260 (7.12%) Cloud Engineer
7 220 (6.03%) Java Developer
8 208 (5.70%) React Developer
9 181 (4.96%) Senior Developer
10 174 (4.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 173 (4.74%) Cloud Architect
12 164 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
12 164 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
13 162 (4.44%) Python Engineer
14 149 (4.08%) Python Developer
15 138 (3.78%) Consultant
15 138 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
16 122 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
17 120 (3.29%) Java Engineer
18 110 (3.01%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (15.69%) React
2 509 (13.94%) Node.js
3 490 (13.42%) AngularJS
4 473 (12.96%) Web Services
5 393 (10.76%) .NET
6 292 (8.00%) REST
7 279 (7.64%) Vue.js
8 273 (7.48%) Kafka
9 250 (6.85%) Spring
10 216 (5.92%) HTML
11 209 (5.72%) Spring Boot
12 208 (5.70%) CSS
13 187 (5.12%) React Native
14 171 (4.68%) Django
14 171 (4.68%) Flask
15 147 (4.03%) GraphQL
16 103 (2.82%) .NET Core
17 98 (2.68%) HTML5
18 96 (2.63%) RESTful
19 92 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 258 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
2 246 (6.74%) Public Cloud
3 242 (6.63%) Cloud Native
4 126 (3.45%) Blog
5 122 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (3.23%) Hedge funds
7 112 (3.07%) User Experience
8 96 (2.63%) Derivative
9 95 (2.60%) Fixed Income
10 90 (2.47%) Equities
11 89 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 81 (2.22%) Data Centre
13 76 (2.08%) Algorithms
13 76 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 53 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 51 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
16 49 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 49 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
16 49 (1.34%) Management Information System
17 47 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 548 (15.01%) Linux
2 207 (5.67%) Windows
3 109 (2.99%) Unix
4 62 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 61 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.59%) Android
7 49 (1.34%) CentOS
8 40 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.19%) Fedora
14 5 (0.14%) Debian
14 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.11%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.082%) VMS
17 2 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,535 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,496 (40.98%) DevOps
3 919 (25.17%) Software Engineering
4 804 (22.02%) Microservices
5 554 (15.17%) Analytics
6 418 (11.45%) Fintech
7 409 (11.20%) TDD
8 383 (10.49%) Machine Learning
9 356 (9.75%) Scrum
10 314 (8.60%) Data Science
11 309 (8.46%) Mentoring
12 303 (8.30%) Infrastructure as Code
13 296 (8.11%) ETL
14 294 (8.05%) Artificial Intelligence
15 293 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
16 281 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
17 262 (7.18%) Asset Management
18 255 (6.98%) Data Engineering
19 238 (6.52%) Test Automation
20 234 (6.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,743 (47.74%) Python
2 1,066 (29.20%) Java
3 975 (26.71%) JavaScript
4 737 (20.19%) SQL
5 499 (13.67%) C#
6 440 (12.05%) Go
7 247 (6.77%) Scala
8 237 (6.49%) Bash Shell
9 223 (6.11%) TypeScript
10 175 (4.79%) C++
10 175 (4.79%) PowerShell
11 164 (4.49%) Ruby
12 149 (4.08%) Kotlin
13 145 (3.97%) PHP
14 138 (3.78%) R
15 63 (1.73%) C
16 61 (1.67%) ES6
17 46 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.04%) Java 8
19 34 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 300 (8.22%) Degree
2 100 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 71 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (1.29%) CISSP
6 41 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (1.04%) PhD
8 33 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 27 (0.74%) Master's Degree
10 22 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.52%) OSCE
11 19 (0.52%) OSCP
12 16 (0.44%) MCSE
12 16 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
14 14 (0.38%) CISM
15 13 (0.36%) MCSA
16 12 (0.33%) Sun Certification
17 11 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.88%) QA
2 41 (1.12%) GDPR
3 40 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.93%) NIST
5 31 (0.85%) SLA
6 29 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.38%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.25%) NCSC
10 5 (0.14%) COBIT
11 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.055%) GLBA
14 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.027%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.027%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 1,191 (32.62%) Docker
2 92 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.49%) VirtualBox
7 12 (0.33%) KVM
7 12 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.25%) vSphere
10 8 (0.22%) Xen
11 6 (0.16%) oVirt
11 6 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (0.14%) HDFS
13 4 (0.11%) Microcode
13 4 (0.11%) Snort
14 3 (0.082%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.082%) NFS
14 3 (0.082%) Squid
14 3 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,332 (36.48%) Kubernetes
2 857 (23.47%) Terraform
3 490 (13.42%) Ansible
4 243 (6.66%) Puppet
5 169 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
6 84 (2.30%) Prometheus
7 80 (2.19%) Grafana
8 60 (1.64%) Istio
9 27 (0.74%) Nagios
10 24 (0.66%) Fortio
10 24 (0.66%) Kiali
10 24 (0.66%) Packer
11 23 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.47%) linkerd
13 15 (0.41%) SCCM
14 13 (0.36%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.33%) Consul
16 11 (0.30%) Kibana
16 11 (0.30%) Knative
16 11 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,476 (40.43%) Google
2 308 (8.44%) Microsoft
3 217 (5.94%) Oracle
4 139 (3.81%) VMware
5 115 (3.15%) SAP
6 82 (2.25%) IBM
7 76 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 66 (1.81%) Talend
9 58 (1.59%) Splunk
10 57 (1.56%) Informatica
11 53 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (1.15%) Cisco
13 35 (0.96%) Databricks
14 31 (0.85%) Teradata
15 30 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 28 (0.77%) Cloudera
17 22 (0.60%) Adobe
18 21 (0.58%) SaltStack
19 20 (0.55%) Hortonworks
19 20 (0.55%) Palo Alto