Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Private Cloud
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 584 569 676
Rank change year-on-year -15 +107 -87
Permanent jobs citing Private Cloud 313 383 485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.13% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 237 291 385
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £42,995
25th Percentile £47,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £77,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £96,250 £88,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,412 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.28% -11.34% +4.17%

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 32,316 33,944 50,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.46% 34.44% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21,891 26,784 38,432
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 12 May 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 12 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 +5 286 £62,500 - 80
UK excluding London +82 208 £60,000 +8.28% 66
South East +58 83 £65,000 +8.33% 12
London -56 81 £67,004 -7.58% 17
Work from Home -144 75 £67,500 -6.90% 12
North of England -10 45 £46,500 -11.43% 22
Midlands +8 33 £71,000 +29.09% 13
North West +14 29 £50,000 -6.98% 15
West Midlands -9 24 £75,000 +38.25% 5
South West -7 19 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East of England +42 16 £60,000 -17.24% 5
Scotland -2 15 £62,000 +100.00% 3
Yorkshire -6 15 £37,500 -31.82% 4
East Midlands +9 9 £60,000 -17.24% 8
North East +2 2 £49,000 +30.67% 3

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 192 (61.34%) Azure
2 135 (43.13%) DevOps
3 132 (42.17%) AWS
4 113 (36.10%) VMware
5 103 (32.91%) Linux
6 98 (31.31%) Microsoft
7 96 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (30.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 91 (29.07%) Ansible
10 89 (28.43%) Windows
11 83 (26.52%) Data Centre
11 83 (26.52%) Terraform
12 78 (24.92%) Docker
13 75 (23.96%) Public Cloud
14 72 (23.00%) Kubernetes
15 70 (22.36%) PaaS
16 68 (21.73%) Active Directory
17 66 (21.09%) SQL
17 66 (21.09%) IaaS
18 61 (19.49%) ITIL
19 59 (18.85%) Python
20 58 (18.53%) Microsoft 365
21 57 (18.21%) Security Cleared
21 57 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 56 (17.89%) Finance
23 55 (17.57%) Firewall
23 55 (17.57%) PowerShell
24 54 (17.25%) SaaS
24 54 (17.25%) Jenkins
25 48 (15.34%) OpenShift

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 41 (13.10%) OpenStack
2 26 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.11%) IIS
4 15 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.83%) nginx
6 10 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (3.19%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.24%) CloudStack
8 5 (1.60%) Apache
8 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.96%) JBoss
9 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.64%) TPMS
10 2 (0.64%) WordPress
11 1 (0.32%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 192 (61.34%) Azure
2 132 (42.17%) AWS
3 70 (22.36%) PaaS
4 66 (21.09%) IaaS
5 58 (18.53%) Microsoft 365
6 54 (17.25%) SaaS
7 48 (15.34%) OpenShift
8 32 (10.22%) GCP
9 27 (8.63%) GitHub
10 14 (4.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (3.83%) Datadog
11 12 (3.83%) Serverless
12 10 (3.19%) Amazon ECS
13 9 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
15 7 (2.24%) npm
15 7 (2.24%) Pulumi
16 6 (1.92%) Power Platform
17 5 (1.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.57%) Firewall
2 30 (9.58%) DNS
3 16 (5.11%) AMQP
3 16 (5.11%) Internet
4 15 (4.79%) SAN
4 15 (4.79%) SD-WAN
4 15 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.79%) WAN
5 12 (3.83%) Network Security
5 12 (3.83%) VPN
5 12 (3.83%) Wireless
6 9 (2.88%) HTTP
6 9 (2.88%) MPLS
6 9 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.56%) LAN
7 8 (2.56%) VLAN
8 6 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.60%) BGP
9 5 (1.60%) VSAN
10 3 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.63%) MongoDB
3 24 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 21 (6.71%) MySQL
4 21 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.83%) Big Data
6 12 (3.83%) Redis
7 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.24%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.92%) HBase
11 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2019
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 54 (17.25%) Jenkins
2 24 (7.67%) GitLab
3 19 (6.07%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.47%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.83%) Gradle
5 12 (3.83%) Maven
6 8 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.60%) Gerrit
8 5 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.28%) Postman
9 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.96%) AppScan
10 3 (0.96%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.96%) Subversion
10 3 (0.96%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.64%) JIRA
11 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (17.89%) Finance
2 42 (13.42%) Social Skills
3 26 (8.31%) Law
4 22 (7.03%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.47%) Electronics
6 13 (4.15%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.51%) Local Government
8 10 (3.19%) Banking
8 10 (3.19%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.19%) Marketing
8 10 (3.19%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (3.19%) Retail
9 8 (2.56%) Digital Economy
10 6 (1.92%) Legal
10 6 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.60%) Police
12 2 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (19.49%) Architect
2 60 (19.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (7.67%) Consultant
5 18 (5.75%) Cloud Consultant
6 17 (5.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.11%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 15 (4.79%) Senior DevOps
8 15 (4.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (4.15%) Lead DevOps
10 12 (3.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
10 12 (3.83%) Developer
10 12 (3.83%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.27%) Kafka
2 23 (7.35%) Spring Boot
3 22 (7.03%) Spring
4 21 (6.71%) REST
5 18 (5.75%) .NET
6 17 (5.43%) .NET Core
7 16 (5.11%) .NET Framework
8 15 (4.79%) JSON
8 15 (4.79%) React
9 14 (4.47%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (2.56%) Node.js
11 7 (2.24%) Middleware
12 6 (1.92%) Apache Thrift
12 6 (1.92%) LAMP
12 6 (1.92%) Lucene
12 6 (1.92%) Protocol Buffers
12 6 (1.92%) YAML
13 5 (1.60%) Memcached
13 5 (1.60%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 83 (26.52%) Data Centre
2 75 (23.96%) Public Cloud
3 39 (12.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (10.22%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.51%) PKI
7 10 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.60%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.60%) Replication
9 5 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.64%) Clustering
11 2 (0.64%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.64%) Social Media
11 2 (0.64%) User Experience
12 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 103 (32.91%) Linux
2 89 (28.43%) Windows
3 44 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.75%) Unix
6 9 (2.88%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.24%) Debian
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.60%) CentOS
9 5 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.96%) VMS
12 2 (0.64%) Android
12 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (43.13%) DevOps
2 96 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.49%) ITIL
4 57 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (15.02%) Infrastructure as Code
6 32 (10.22%) Configuration Management
7 31 (9.90%) Microservices
7 31 (9.90%) Open Source
8 30 (9.58%) Scrum
9 29 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (9.27%) PRINCE2
10 27 (8.63%) Software Engineering
11 26 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (7.67%) Analytics
13 24 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (7.35%) Kanban
14 23 (7.35%) Migration
14 23 (7.35%) Project Delivery
15 22 (7.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.09%) SQL
2 59 (18.85%) Python
3 55 (17.57%) PowerShell
4 45 (14.38%) Java
5 34 (10.86%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.83%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.51%) Perl
8 10 (3.19%) C++
9 5 (1.60%) C#
10 4 (1.28%) C
10 4 (1.28%) R
10 4 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.96%) Java 8
11 3 (0.96%) PHP
11 3 (0.96%) Ruby
11 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.32%) Groovy
12 1 (0.32%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.90%) Degree
3 30 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.95%) SC Cleared
5 25 (7.99%) MCSE
6 20 (6.39%) CCNA
6 20 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.88%) DBS Check
11 8 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.56%) RHCE
12 7 (2.24%) MCSA
13 6 (1.92%) MCP
14 4 (1.28%) HNC
15 3 (0.96%) CISA
15 3 (0.96%) CISM
15 3 (0.96%) CISSP
15 3 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (5.75%) SLA
2 14 (4.47%) GDPR
3 10 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.19%) PMBOK
4 6 (1.92%) BS25999
4 6 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 94 (30.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (24.92%) Docker
3 68 (21.73%) Active Directory
4 42 (13.42%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.51%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.88%) vSphere
8 8 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.28%) vCloud
10 3 (0.96%) Varnish
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.64%) LXC
11 2 (0.64%) NFS
11 2 (0.64%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.32%) iptables
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.32%) Squid
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (29.07%) Ansible
2 83 (26.52%) Terraform
3 72 (23.00%) Kubernetes
4 39 (12.46%) Puppet
5 32 (10.22%) SCCM
6 30 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (7.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (4.79%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.88%) Nagios
9 9 (2.88%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.24%) SCVMM
10 7 (2.24%) vRealize
11 6 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.92%) PowerCLI
12 5 (1.60%) Grafana
12 5 (1.60%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.60%) PaperCut
12 5 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.28%) Opsgenie
14 3 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (36.10%) VMware
2 98 (31.31%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.67%) Oracle
4 21 (6.71%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.07%) Citrix
6 16 (5.11%) Veeam
7 13 (4.15%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.83%) Google
9 9 (2.88%) NEC
9 9 (2.88%) Northgate
9 9 (2.88%) SAP
9 9 (2.88%) Splunk
10 8 (2.56%) Cisco
10 8 (2.56%) NetApp
11 7 (2.24%) EMC
12 6 (1.92%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.92%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.60%) Juniper
13 5 (1.60%) Zerto
14 4 (1.28%) CA