Period
to 20 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Private Cloud in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Private Cloud over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Private Cloud
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 622 496 623
Rank change year-on-year -126 +127 +20
Permanent jobs citing Private Cloud 444 205 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.16% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 361 163 439
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £37,300
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £48,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £105,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +18.10% -12.50% -

Private Cloud is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 48,649 17,659 49,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.19% 35.95% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29,213 14,314 37,926
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,788 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Private Cloud.

Salary trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Private Cloud over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Private Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 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 -141 390 £70,000 +7.69% 76
UK excluding London -106 222 £62,000 +18.10% 40
London -172 164 £80,000 - 40
Work from Home -181 115 £67,500 -6.90% 10
North of England -58 83 £50,000 -4.76% 11
South East -126 73 £70,000 +12.00% 9
North West -52 58 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Midlands -100 36 £65,000 +36.84% 5
Yorkshire -83 25 £45,750 -12.86% 3
South West -71 19 £61,250 +36.11% 6
West Midlands -92 19 £70,000 +47.37% 3
East Midlands -62 17 £60,000 -40.00% 2
East of England -75 14 £67,500 +20.00% 3
Scotland -81 12 £62,000 -16.50% 6
North East -32 3 £49,000 +30.67%

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Private Cloud 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 Private Cloud.

1 282 (63.51%) Azure
2 190 (42.79%) AWS
3 189 (42.57%) DevOps
4 120 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 117 (26.35%) Linux
6 116 (26.13%) VMware
7 108 (24.32%) Public Cloud
8 106 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
9 103 (23.20%) Kubernetes
10 102 (22.97%) Ansible
11 101 (22.75%) Windows
12 98 (22.07%) Terraform
13 96 (21.62%) IaaS
13 96 (21.62%) Social Skills
14 95 (21.40%) Python
15 93 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 90 (20.27%) Data Centre
17 87 (19.59%) PaaS
18 80 (18.02%) Firewall
18 80 (18.02%) Jenkins
19 78 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
19 78 (17.57%) Migration
20 77 (17.34%) Docker
21 76 (17.12%) Microsoft 365
22 73 (16.44%) SaaS
23 69 (15.54%) Puppet
23 69 (15.54%) Finance
24 67 (15.09%) PowerShell
25 66 (14.86%) Active Directory
26 60 (13.51%) Open Source

Private Cloud
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 36 (8.11%) OpenStack
2 14 (3.15%) IIS
2 14 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.48%) Apache
4 10 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.35%) Confluence
5 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.35%) nginx
5 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.68%) WordPress
8 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.23%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 9 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 282 (63.51%) Azure
2 190 (42.79%) AWS
3 96 (21.62%) IaaS
4 87 (19.59%) PaaS
5 76 (17.12%) Microsoft 365
6 73 (16.44%) SaaS
7 58 (13.06%) GCP
8 20 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (4.05%) GitHub
10 17 (3.83%) OpenShift
10 17 (3.83%) Serverless
11 13 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (2.48%) Slack
14 9 (2.03%) Datadog
15 8 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (1.58%) Power Platform
17 5 (1.13%) PowerApps
18 4 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 80 (18.02%) Firewall
2 33 (7.43%) VPN
3 30 (6.76%) DNS
4 25 (5.63%) Network Security
4 25 (5.63%) WAN
5 23 (5.18%) Internet
6 22 (4.95%) SAN
7 21 (4.73%) BGP
8 20 (4.50%) TCP/IP
9 17 (3.83%) MPLS
10 14 (3.15%) LAN
10 14 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (2.48%) DHCP
11 11 (2.48%) HTTP
12 10 (2.25%) OSPF
12 10 (2.25%) SD-WAN
13 9 (2.03%) AMQP
13 9 (2.03%) IPv6
14 8 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.31%) Big Data
2 28 (6.31%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.03%) MarkLogic
8 9 (2.03%) MySQL
9 8 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.90%) HBase
11 4 (0.90%) InfluxDB
11 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 80 (18.02%) Jenkins
2 48 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.08%) Bitbucket
4 20 (4.50%) GitLab
5 17 (3.83%) JIRA
6 13 (2.93%) Maven
6 13 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (2.70%) Gradle
8 10 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.35%) Gerrit
10 6 (1.35%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.23%) AppScan
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 96 (21.62%) Social Skills
2 69 (15.54%) Finance
3 26 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.86%) Banking
4 23 (5.18%) Presentation Skills
5 18 (4.05%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.15%) Publishing
7 9 (2.03%) Marketing
7 9 (2.03%) Private Banking
8 8 (1.80%) Retail
8 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.58%) Billing
10 5 (1.13%) Local Government
11 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.90%) Legal
11 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.68%) Electronics
12 3 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.68%) Military
12 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (25.00%) Architect
2 74 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (12.16%) Solutions Architect
4 43 (9.68%) Cloud Architect
5 40 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (7.21%) Senior DevOps
6 32 (7.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 27 (6.08%) Azure Engineer
8 25 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 22 (4.95%) Analyst
10 20 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (4.50%) Senior Architect
11 18 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) Azure Architect
12 17 (3.83%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) Consultant
13 15 (3.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (3.15%) Lead Architect
14 14 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.78%) Kafka
2 32 (7.21%) Middleware
3 19 (4.28%) ARM Templates
4 15 (3.38%) .NET
4 15 (3.38%) React
4 15 (3.38%) REST
5 13 (2.93%) Spring
6 11 (2.48%) Spring Boot
7 10 (2.25%) .NET Core
7 10 (2.25%) Swagger
8 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.03%) JMX
9 7 (1.58%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.58%) JSON
10 6 (1.35%) LDAP
10 6 (1.35%) Web Services
11 5 (1.13%) Django
12 4 (0.90%) Lucene
12 4 (0.90%) OAuth
12 4 (0.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (24.32%) Public Cloud
2 90 (20.27%) Data Centre
3 45 (10.14%) Cloud Native
4 41 (9.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (5.86%) CMDB
6 20 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.83%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.93%) Digital Signage
9 13 (2.93%) Replication
10 11 (2.48%) Virtual Team
11 10 (2.25%) PKI
12 9 (2.03%) Reinsurance
13 6 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.90%) User Experience
15 3 (0.68%) Social Media
16 2 (0.45%) Clustering
16 2 (0.45%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (26.35%) Linux
2 101 (22.75%) Windows
3 51 (11.49%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.28%) Unix
5 14 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.70%) Debian
7 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.35%) Check Point GAiA
9 6 (1.35%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.35%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.35%) zOS
10 5 (1.13%) CentOS
11 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (42.57%) DevOps
2 106 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 78 (17.57%) Migration
4 60 (13.51%) Open Source
5 58 (13.06%) ITIL
6 54 (12.16%) Presales
7 53 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (11.71%) Software Engineering
9 51 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 47 (10.59%) Analytics
11 43 (9.68%) Service Management
12 42 (9.46%) Configuration Management
12 42 (9.46%) Project Management
13 37 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.33%) Microservices
14 36 (8.11%) Project Delivery
15 33 (7.43%) Scrum
16 32 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (6.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.40%) Python
2 67 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 59 (13.29%) SQL
4 53 (11.94%) Bash Shell
5 50 (11.26%) Java
6 27 (6.08%) Ruby
7 16 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.38%) C
9 14 (3.15%) C#
10 12 (2.70%) Perl
11 8 (1.80%) Go
12 7 (1.58%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.35%) Scala
14 5 (1.13%) Java 8
15 4 (0.90%) R
15 4 (0.90%) Rust
16 1 (0.23%) ABAP
16 1 (0.23%) C++
16 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (7.43%) Degree
2 30 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (6.31%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (4.50%) MCSE
7 14 (3.15%) CISSP
8 11 (2.48%) CCNA
8 11 (2.48%) CISM
8 11 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.03%) CCNP
10 8 (1.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (1.80%) CCSP
11 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.58%) MCSA
11 7 (1.58%) RHCE
12 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.90%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.68%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.53%) SLA
2 28 (6.31%) QA
3 8 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.35%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) GRC
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.23%) IASME
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (17.34%) Docker
3 66 (14.86%) Active Directory
4 48 (10.81%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (3.60%) VMware NSX
8 11 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.90%) Varnish
11 4 (0.90%) vCloud
12 3 (0.68%) LXC
12 3 (0.68%) vSphere
13 2 (0.45%) NFS
13 2 (0.45%) SRDF
14 1 (0.23%) iptables
14 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.23%) Squid
14 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (23.20%) Kubernetes
2 102 (22.97%) Ansible
3 98 (22.07%) Terraform
4 69 (15.54%) Puppet
5 57 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (7.88%) SCCM
7 20 (4.50%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (2.48%) Nagios
10 11 (2.48%) vRealize
11 10 (2.25%) Packer
12 9 (2.03%) FortiGate
12 9 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (2.03%) Prometheus
13 8 (1.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (1.35%) Istio
14 6 (1.35%) PowerCLI
15 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
16 4 (0.90%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 120 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 116 (26.13%) VMware
3 39 (8.78%) Oracle
4 33 (7.43%) CheckPoint
5 32 (7.21%) Cisco
6 22 (4.95%) Citrix
7 21 (4.73%) NetApp
8 20 (4.50%) EMC
8 20 (4.50%) F5
9 17 (3.83%) ServiceNow
9 17 (3.83%) Veeam
10 15 (3.38%) Google
10 15 (3.38%) Palo Alto
11 14 (3.15%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.93%) Dell
13 12 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
14 9 (2.03%) CyberArk
15 8 (1.80%) Adobe
15 8 (1.80%) Juniper
15 8 (1.80%) SaltStack