Period
to 10 May 2021

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

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 237 312
Rank change year-on-year -2 +75 +79
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,252 1,392 1,565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.39% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 4.04% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 885 1,014 1,161
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% - +4.09%
75th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -

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 31,922 34,464 50,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.38% 34.44% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21,659 27,167 38,791
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 £48,950 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.05% +5.56% -

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Top 17 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 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 -3 1,083 £67,004 -7.58% 263
UK excluding London +41 662 £60,000 -4.00% 185
London -41 446 £77,500 -8.82% 98
Work from Home +2 303 £72,500 - 39
South East +77 183 £65,000 - 51
North of England +49 150 £57,000 +3.64% 58
South West +40 111 £52,500 -15.73% 9
Midlands -55 93 £62,500 -9.09% 39
North West +59 85 £60,000 -5.88% 25
West Midlands -8 79 £60,000 -1.64% 33
Scotland +22 63 £62,500 +16.28% 11
Yorkshire +10 58 £52,500 -4.55% 23
East of England +29 53 £57,500 -4.17% 8
East Midlands -56 14 £81,250 +8.33% 6
Wales +15 9 £35,000 -26.32% 6
North East -2 8 £52,500 +22.09% 10
Northern Ireland -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 815 (65.10%) Azure
2 735 (58.71%) AWS
3 538 (42.97%) DevOps
4 477 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 450 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
6 351 (28.04%) Docker
7 337 (26.92%) Kubernetes
8 330 (26.36%) Python
9 329 (26.28%) GCP
10 322 (25.72%) Linux
11 293 (23.40%) VMware
12 277 (22.12%) PowerShell
13 271 (21.65%) Windows
14 255 (20.37%) PaaS
15 251 (20.05%) Social Skills
16 249 (19.89%) Data Centre
17 246 (19.65%) Terraform
18 245 (19.57%) Ansible
19 243 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 231 (18.45%) SaaS
20 231 (18.45%) Infrastructure as Code
21 223 (17.81%) IaaS
22 205 (16.37%) Firewall
23 182 (14.54%) Finance
24 175 (13.98%) Puppet
25 173 (13.82%) Bash Shell
25 173 (13.82%) Active Directory
26 172 (13.74%) Google
27 166 (13.26%) Security Cleared
28 165 (13.18%) Configuration Management

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 83 (6.63%) Confluence
2 56 (4.47%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.48%) Apache
4 24 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 19 (1.52%) IIS
6 18 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.04%) Drupal
8 12 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (0.96%) WordPress
9 11 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.80%) CMS
10 10 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.72%) nginx
12 6 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.080%) Figma
5 1 (0.080%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (0.96%) Magento
2 11 (0.88%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 815 (65.10%) Azure
2 735 (58.71%) AWS
3 329 (26.28%) GCP
4 255 (20.37%) PaaS
5 231 (18.45%) SaaS
6 223 (17.81%) IaaS
7 137 (10.94%) Microsoft 365
8 88 (7.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 85 (6.79%) Serverless
10 52 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (3.04%) GitHub
12 32 (2.56%) OpenShift
13 29 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (2.16%) Amazon EKS
15 19 (1.52%) OneDrive
16 18 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 16 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
19 15 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 205 (16.37%) Firewall
2 98 (7.83%) VPN
3 66 (5.27%) VLAN
4 60 (4.79%) IPv4
5 58 (4.63%) Internet
6 56 (4.47%) OSPF
7 53 (4.23%) Network Security
8 52 (4.15%) DNS
9 49 (3.91%) WAN
10 36 (2.88%) TCP/IP
11 31 (2.48%) LAN
12 30 (2.40%) HTTP
12 30 (2.40%) SAN
13 26 (2.08%) SD-WAN
13 26 (2.08%) SSL
14 22 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (1.76%) Skype
15 19 (1.52%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (1.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.27%) MySQL
3 42 (3.35%) Big Data
4 31 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 21 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.96%) Presto
12 8 (0.64%) BigQuery
12 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.64%) Tableau
13 6 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (0.48%) Redis
14 5 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.40%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.40%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 129 (10.30%) Git (software)
1 129 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 95 (7.59%) JIRA
3 64 (5.11%) Subversion
4 56 (4.47%) GitLab
5 35 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 31 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.60%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.28%) Selenium
9 16 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (0.96%) CircleCI
11 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.72%) Maven
11 9 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.64%) IBM UrbanCode
12 8 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.40%) AppScan
14 4 (0.32%) ClearQuest
General
1 251 (20.05%) Social Skills
2 182 (14.54%) Finance
3 87 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (6.39%) Presentation Skills
5 77 (6.15%) Banking
6 74 (5.91%) Marketing
7 63 (5.03%) Public Sector
8 51 (4.07%) Retail
9 36 (2.88%) Public Speaking
10 28 (2.24%) Telecoms
11 25 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
12 17 (1.36%) Billing
12 17 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
13 15 (1.20%) Law
14 12 (0.96%) Legal
15 11 (0.88%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.88%) Games
15 11 (0.88%) Local Government
16 10 (0.80%) Automotive
16 10 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (26.20%) Architect
2 139 (11.10%) Cloud Engineer
3 138 (11.02%) Cloud Architect
4 134 (10.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (10.06%) Consultant
6 112 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 111 (8.87%) Solutions Architect
8 81 (6.47%) Developer
9 69 (5.51%) Azure Architect
10 65 (5.19%) AWS Engineer
11 61 (4.87%) Azure Engineer
12 57 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
13 55 (4.39%) AWS Architect
14 45 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 44 (3.51%) Platform Engineer
16 41 (3.27%) AWS DevOps
16 41 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
17 39 (3.12%) Azure Consultant
18 36 (2.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
19 35 (2.80%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (11.10%) Web Services
2 79 (6.31%) Node.js
3 71 (5.67%) .NET
4 60 (4.79%) React
5 45 (3.59%) JSON
6 42 (3.35%) RESTful
7 35 (2.80%) XML
8 31 (2.48%) HTML
8 31 (2.48%) REST
9 30 (2.40%) CSS
10 28 (2.24%) HTML5
11 26 (2.08%) Kafka
12 22 (1.76%) Spring
13 21 (1.68%) Apache NiFi
14 19 (1.52%) AngularJS
15 16 (1.28%) SOAP
16 14 (1.12%) .NET Core
17 13 (1.04%) CSS3
17 13 (1.04%) Spring Boot
18 12 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 249 (19.89%) Data Centre
2 105 (8.39%) Cloud Native
3 84 (6.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 76 (6.07%) Private Cloud
5 41 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 39 (3.12%) Data Structures
8 37 (2.96%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 30 (2.40%) EPoS
11 25 (2.00%) User Experience
12 19 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
13 18 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
15 16 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (1.28%) PKI
16 15 (1.20%) Replication
16 15 (1.20%) Virtual Team
17 14 (1.12%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 322 (25.72%) Linux
2 271 (21.65%) Windows
3 127 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 75 (5.99%) Unix
5 54 (4.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (3.43%) Ubuntu
7 41 (3.27%) CentOS
8 32 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.44%) Android
11 18 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.80%) VMS
14 7 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
16 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (42.97%) DevOps
2 450 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (18.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 165 (13.18%) Configuration Management
5 158 (12.62%) Microservices
6 156 (12.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 143 (11.42%) ITIL
8 142 (11.34%) Presales
9 139 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
10 134 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 133 (10.62%) Scrum
12 119 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
13 117 (9.35%) Data Science
13 117 (9.35%) Migration
14 116 (9.27%) Software Engineering
15 115 (9.19%) Service Management
16 109 (8.71%) Computer Science
17 94 (7.51%) DevSecOps
18 90 (7.19%) Mentoring
19 84 (6.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 330 (26.36%) Python
2 277 (22.12%) PowerShell
3 173 (13.82%) Bash Shell
4 148 (11.82%) SQL
5 111 (8.87%) Java
5 111 (8.87%) JavaScript
6 92 (7.35%) C#
7 80 (6.39%) Go
8 47 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 46 (3.67%) Perl
10 30 (2.40%) Ruby
11 28 (2.24%) PHP
12 21 (1.68%) C
13 17 (1.36%) C++
14 16 (1.28%) Groovy
15 15 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.96%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.64%) Java 8
18 7 (0.56%) ES6
19 5 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 166 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 162 (12.94%) Degree
3 138 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 67 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (3.75%) Master's Degree
7 41 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (2.72%) GIAC
9 31 (2.48%) AWS Certification
9 31 (2.48%) RHCE
10 30 (2.40%) CISSP
11 28 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (2.24%) CCNA
12 27 (2.16%) MCSE
13 20 (1.60%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.20%) CISM
14 15 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
15 14 (1.12%) CCNP
16 12 (0.96%) OCP
17 11 (0.88%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.67%) GDPR
2 45 (3.59%) NIST
2 45 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.24%) SLA
5 11 (0.88%) GRC
5 11 (0.88%) QA
6 9 (0.72%) NCSC
7 8 (0.64%) SOC 2
8 6 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.40%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.24%) Basel III
10 3 (0.24%) COBIT
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.080%) HL7
12 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.080%) WCAG
System Software
1 351 (28.04%) Docker
2 243 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (13.82%) Active Directory
4 94 (7.51%) Hyper-V
5 68 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (1.68%) VMware NSX
8 16 (1.28%) vSphere
9 13 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (1.04%) Xen
10 7 (0.56%) XenApp
11 6 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.32%) NDS
12 4 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (0.32%) vCloud
13 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.16%) Firmware
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.16%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 337 (26.92%) Kubernetes
2 246 (19.65%) Terraform
3 245 (19.57%) Ansible
4 175 (13.98%) Puppet
5 103 (8.23%) SCCM
6 102 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (5.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (2.72%) ZABBIX
9 21 (1.68%) CFEngine
10 19 (1.52%) Prometheus
10 19 (1.52%) SCVMM
11 18 (1.44%) SCOM
12 14 (1.12%) FortiGate
12 14 (1.12%) Nagios
13 13 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.96%) Graylog
15 9 (0.72%) CASB
16 7 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (0.56%) Grafana
16 7 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 477 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 293 (23.40%) VMware
3 172 (13.74%) Google
4 121 (9.66%) Oracle
5 92 (7.35%) Cisco
6 84 (6.71%) Citrix
7 52 (4.15%) Red Hat
8 36 (2.88%) PagerDuty
9 29 (2.32%) Veeam
10 27 (2.16%) Splunk
11 25 (2.00%) Fortinet
12 23 (1.84%) F5
13 21 (1.68%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.52%) NetApp
15 18 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.44%) IBM
15 18 (1.44%) Juniper
15 18 (1.44%) SAP
16 16 (1.28%) Ivanti
17 14 (1.12%) Atlassian