Period
to 12 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 350 455
Rank change year-on-year +88 +105 +249
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,653 1,421 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.89% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 2.25% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,203 1,051 811
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £104,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +10.58%

Public 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 51,499 63,279 71,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.69% 39.67% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39,302 48,279 53,548
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Public Cloud.

Salary trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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 +83 1,533 £67,500 +3.85% 277
UK excluding London +69 853 £62,500 +4.17% 153
London +95 722 £77,500 - 149
South East +82 250 £65,000 +8.33% 32
Midlands +101 238 £65,000 +8.33% 25
North of England +39 181 £55,000 -8.33% 43
West Midlands +81 125 £62,500 +4.17% 16
East Midlands +48 111 £75,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire +9 89 £55,000 - 16
South West +6 79 £60,000 -7.69% 16
North West +15 66 £60,000 - 18
Scotland +12 49 £50,050 -23.00% 12
East of England +16 42 £55,000 - 11
North East +32 26 £50,000 -14.53% 9
Wales +8 10 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Northern Ireland +8 7 £45,000 +8.43% 7

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT jobs citing Public 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 Public Cloud.

1 1,128 (68.24%) AWS
2 994 (60.13%) Azure
3 653 (39.50%) DevOps
4 614 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 513 (31.03%) Linux
6 416 (25.17%) Microsoft
7 408 (24.68%) Docker
8 401 (24.26%) Python
9 382 (23.11%) Ansible
10 370 (22.38%) GCP
10 370 (22.38%) Windows
11 355 (21.48%) Finance
12 349 (21.11%) Kubernetes
13 321 (19.42%) Java
14 296 (17.91%) Puppet
15 282 (17.06%) Data Centre
16 278 (16.82%) VMware
17 256 (15.49%) Presales
18 249 (15.06%) Terraform
19 243 (14.70%) SQL
20 231 (13.97%) Microservices
20 231 (13.97%) IaaS
20 231 (13.97%) Jenkins
21 228 (13.79%) ITIL
22 223 (13.49%) Migration
23 208 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
24 207 (12.52%) Infrastructure as Code
25 206 (12.46%) PaaS
26 204 (12.34%) Opscode Chef
27 202 (12.22%) Software Engineering

Public 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 70 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 50 (3.02%) Apache
3 44 (2.66%) Confluence
3 44 (2.66%) IIS
4 43 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 40 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 28 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 28 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.33%) Hyperledger
9 22 (1.33%) JBoss
10 18 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
12 16 (0.97%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.42%) CMS
16 6 (0.36%) WordPress
17 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.36%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.060%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.51%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.60%) assyst
3 8 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
4 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.12%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,128 (68.24%) AWS
2 994 (60.13%) Azure
3 370 (22.38%) GCP
4 231 (13.97%) IaaS
5 206 (12.46%) PaaS
6 183 (11.07%) Office 365
7 177 (10.71%) SaaS
8 145 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 110 (6.65%) OpenShift
10 94 (5.69%) Serverless
11 84 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 65 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
13 60 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
14 59 (3.57%) Amazon S3
15 57 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 55 (3.33%) GitHub
17 53 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 47 (2.84%) Amazon ECS
19 41 (2.48%) Power Platform
20 34 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (12.04%) Firewall
2 98 (5.93%) DNS
3 92 (5.57%) VPN
4 75 (4.54%) WAN
5 58 (3.51%) DHCP
6 54 (3.27%) LAN
7 48 (2.90%) Internet
8 47 (2.84%) Network Security
9 37 (2.24%) SAN
10 35 (2.12%) TCP/IP
11 33 (2.00%) MPLS
12 32 (1.94%) VoIP
13 30 (1.81%) HTTP
14 25 (1.51%) NetScaler
15 20 (1.21%) BGP
15 20 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (1.15%) Cisco Firepower
16 19 (1.15%) Wireless
17 17 (1.03%) PABX
18 16 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.90%) NoSQL
3 72 (4.36%) Big Data
4 71 (4.30%) MySQL
5 63 (3.81%) Amazon RDS
6 60 (3.63%) Hadoop
7 55 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
9 47 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 45 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 41 (2.48%) Power BI
12 35 (2.12%) Blockchain
13 33 (2.00%) MongoDB
14 29 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
16 27 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
17 26 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 22 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 231 (13.97%) Jenkins
2 161 (9.74%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.36%) JIRA
4 66 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 65 (3.93%) Bitbucket
6 61 (3.69%) GitLab
7 42 (2.54%) Selenium
8 34 (2.06%) Maven
9 27 (1.63%) GoCD
10 26 (1.57%) JMeter
11 21 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.21%) Artifactory
12 20 (1.21%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.03%) MSI
14 15 (0.91%) Vagrant
15 13 (0.79%) CircleCI
15 13 (0.79%) Subversion
15 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 355 (21.48%) Finance
2 114 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 110 (6.65%) Banking
4 73 (4.42%) Retail
5 38 (2.30%) Marketing
6 36 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.75%) Law
9 23 (1.39%) Front Office
10 20 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.15%) Games
12 15 (0.91%) Automotive
13 14 (0.85%) Advertising
14 10 (0.60%) Local Government
15 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.42%) Billing
17 6 (0.36%) Legal
18 5 (0.30%) Back Office
18 5 (0.30%) Digital Economy
18 5 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 444 (26.86%) Architect
2 237 (14.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 212 (12.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 174 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 139 (8.41%) Solutions Architect
6 134 (8.11%) Consultant
7 133 (8.05%) Developer
8 93 (5.63%) Software Engineer
9 92 (5.57%) AWS Engineer
10 84 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 84 (5.08%) Technical Architect
11 74 (4.48%) AWS Architect
12 67 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
12 67 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 61 (3.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.63%) Cloud Consultant
15 56 (3.39%) AWS DevOps
15 56 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
16 55 (3.33%) Azure Architect
16 55 (3.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (11.49%) Web Services
2 113 (6.84%) Node.js
3 110 (6.65%) .NET
4 75 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
5 68 (4.11%) Spring
6 64 (3.87%) React
7 55 (3.33%) RESTful
8 51 (3.09%) AngularJS
8 51 (3.09%) Kafka
9 50 (3.02%) JSON
10 44 (2.66%) REST
11 41 (2.48%) HTML
12 39 (2.36%) Middleware
12 39 (2.36%) OAuth
13 37 (2.24%) J2EE
14 36 (2.18%) SAML
15 25 (1.51%) Spring Cloud
16 23 (1.39%) Swagger
17 22 (1.33%) CSS
17 22 (1.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 282 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 194 (11.74%) Private Cloud
3 163 (9.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 123 (7.44%) Cloud Native
5 95 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
6 86 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 44 (2.66%) PKI
10 40 (2.42%) Algorithms
11 38 (2.30%) Replication
12 33 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
13 32 (1.94%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.63%) Blog
15 26 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
16 25 (1.51%) User Experience
17 23 (1.39%) Hedge funds
18 22 (1.33%) Data Structures
19 21 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
20 19 (1.15%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 513 (31.03%) Linux
2 370 (22.38%) Windows
3 120 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 91 (5.51%) Unix
5 65 (3.93%) CentOS
6 58 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (2.54%) Windows 10
9 41 (2.48%) Ubuntu
10 39 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.79%) Debian
13 13 (0.79%) Solaris
14 12 (0.73%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.24%) AIX
18 4 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (39.50%) DevOps
2 614 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (15.49%) Presales
4 231 (13.97%) Microservices
5 228 (13.79%) ITIL
6 223 (13.49%) Migration
7 208 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
8 207 (12.52%) Infrastructure as Code
9 202 (12.22%) Software Engineering
10 183 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (11.01%) Configuration Management
12 177 (10.71%) Open Source
13 149 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 142 (8.59%) Analytics
15 134 (8.11%) Test Automation
16 124 (7.50%) Mentoring
17 123 (7.44%) Technical Leadership
18 116 (7.02%) Scrum
19 115 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
20 111 (6.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 401 (24.26%) Python
2 321 (19.42%) Java
3 243 (14.70%) SQL
4 189 (11.43%) Ruby
5 175 (10.59%) PowerShell
6 143 (8.65%) Bash Shell
7 125 (7.56%) C#
8 114 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 111 (6.72%) Go
10 52 (3.15%) C
11 51 (3.09%) C++
12 41 (2.48%) Perl
13 40 (2.42%) Scala
14 27 (1.63%) PHP
15 22 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.03%) Korn
17 13 (0.79%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.73%) Java 8
18 12 (0.73%) R
19 11 (0.67%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 195 (11.80%) Degree
2 103 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (3.93%) AWS Certification
6 55 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (3.02%) SC Cleared
8 45 (2.72%) MCSE
9 42 (2.54%) MCSA
10 32 (1.94%) CCNA
11 28 (1.69%) CCNP
12 26 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
14 15 (0.91%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.79%) CCIE
15 13 (0.79%) RHCE
16 12 (0.73%) MCP
17 10 (0.60%) CISSP
17 10 (0.60%) SANS
18 9 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.51%) SLA
2 28 (1.69%) QA
3 26 (1.57%) GDPR
4 14 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.42%) NIST
7 5 (0.30%) NCSC
7 5 (0.30%) PMO
8 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.060%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.060%) PSD2
10 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 408 (24.68%) Docker
2 179 (10.83%) Active Directory
3 174 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 117 (7.08%) Hyper-V
5 58 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (3.09%) vCloud
7 50 (3.02%) XenApp
8 36 (2.18%) vSphere
9 35 (2.12%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.67%) Ceph
12 11 (0.67%) HDFS
12 11 (0.67%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.60%) LXC
14 8 (0.48%) KVM
15 7 (0.42%) NFS
16 6 (0.36%) Varnish
17 5 (0.30%) etcd
17 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 382 (23.11%) Ansible
2 349 (21.11%) Kubernetes
3 296 (17.91%) Puppet
4 249 (15.06%) Terraform
5 204 (12.34%) Opscode Chef
6 77 (4.66%) Packer
7 56 (3.39%) Consul
8 54 (3.27%) Docker Swarm
9 47 (2.84%) Prometheus
10 43 (2.60%) SCCM
11 41 (2.48%) Grafana
12 40 (2.42%) Graphite
13 35 (2.12%) Nagios
13 35 (2.12%) Salt
13 35 (2.12%) WSUS
14 32 (1.94%) ZABBIX
15 29 (1.75%) vCenter Server
16 21 (1.27%) HP SiteScope
17 17 (1.03%) IBM BigFix
18 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 416 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 278 (16.82%) VMware
3 199 (12.04%) Google
4 116 (7.02%) Oracle
5 107 (6.47%) Cisco
6 89 (5.38%) Citrix
7 65 (3.93%) Red Hat
8 64 (3.87%) IBM
9 54 (3.27%) WorldPay
10 40 (2.42%) HP
11 38 (2.30%) SAP
12 35 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 35 (2.12%) Splunk
13 31 (1.88%) NetApp
14 29 (1.75%) Dell
14 29 (1.75%) Tableau
15 26 (1.57%) AppDynamics
15 26 (1.57%) Veeam
16 25 (1.51%) Spotify
17 24 (1.45%) Meraki