Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 508 744
Rank change year-on-year +131 +236 +236
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,386 957 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 1.23% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 951 680 377
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,875 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £50,750
% change year-on-year +1.69% +16.26% +6.84%

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 72,974 77,686 82,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.50% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 56,413 58,483 67,466
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +125 1,280 £65,000 - 196
UK excluding London +131 701 £60,000 +1.69% 130
London +89 622 £75,000 +7.14% 82
South East +97 230 £62,500 +5.04% 27
North of England +47 142 £55,000 -8.33% 26
Midlands +44 97 £80,000 +52.38% 37
East of England +74 94 £57,500 +15.00% 10
Yorkshire +72 81 £50,000 -16.67% 10
South West -1 70 £60,000 -9.43% 14
West Midlands +32 69 £68,750 +25.00% 30
Scotland +44 58 £65,000 -3.70% 6
North West -2 55 £58,750 -6.00% 14
East Midlands +18 28 £83,750 +179.17% 7
Wales +9 8 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland -2 7 £72,500 +52.63% 10
North East -13 6 £41,250 +3.13% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 969 (69.91%) Amazon AWS
2 888 (64.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 520 (37.52%) DevOps
4 470 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
5 436 (31.46%) Python
6 415 (29.94%) Linux
7 369 (26.62%) Ansible
8 357 (25.76%) Windows
9 353 (25.47%) Microsoft
10 322 (23.23%) VMware
11 309 (22.29%) Java
12 307 (22.15%) Puppet
13 300 (21.65%) Docker
14 298 (21.50%) Google Cloud Platform
15 283 (20.42%) PaaS
16 270 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
17 259 (18.69%) SQL
18 256 (18.47%) Google
18 256 (18.47%) Jenkins
19 243 (17.53%) Active Directory
20 241 (17.39%) Configuration Management
21 239 (17.24%) Data Centre
22 238 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
23 236 (17.03%) PowerShell
24 234 (16.88%) Kubernetes
25 228 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
26 225 (16.23%) IaaS
27 217 (15.66%) Finance
28 210 (15.15%) SaaS
29 203 (14.65%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 118 (8.51%) OpenStack
2 65 (4.69%) IIS
3 64 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 56 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (3.82%) Tomcat
6 52 (3.75%) Apache
7 49 (3.54%) SharePoint
8 44 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 33 (2.38%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (1.59%) Skype for Business
11 22 (1.59%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.52%) JBoss
13 17 (1.23%) Confluence
14 16 (1.15%) nginx
15 11 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.51%) CMS
17 6 (0.43%) CloudStack
18 5 (0.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Maya
Business Applications
1 30 (2.16%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.43%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.072%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 969 (69.91%) Amazon AWS
2 888 (64.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 298 (21.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 283 (20.42%) PaaS
5 225 (16.23%) IaaS
6 210 (15.15%) SaaS
7 116 (8.37%) Cloud Computing
8 102 (7.36%) Office 365
9 96 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 96 (6.93%) OpenShift
10 76 (5.48%) GitHub
11 64 (4.62%) Serverless
12 54 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
13 52 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 51 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
15 42 (3.03%) Amazon S3
16 39 (2.81%) IBM Cloud
17 37 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 29 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
19 26 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 115 (8.30%) Firewall
2 97 (7.00%) DNS
3 74 (5.34%) SAN
4 62 (4.47%) Internet
5 59 (4.26%) Network Security
6 56 (4.04%) VPN
7 52 (3.75%) WAN
8 50 (3.61%) DHCP
8 50 (3.61%) TCP/IP
9 39 (2.81%) HTTP
10 38 (2.74%) LAN
11 29 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (1.73%) VLAN
13 23 (1.66%) NAS
14 22 (1.59%) Skype
15 19 (1.37%) IPsec
16 18 (1.30%) NetScaler
17 17 (1.23%) MPLS
18 16 (1.15%) SSL
19 14 (1.01%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.87%) Big Data
2 107 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 78 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 65 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 57 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 54 (3.90%) MySQL
8 53 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
9 39 (2.81%) Hadoop
10 36 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
11 34 (2.45%) Relational Database
12 26 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.44%) MariaDB
14 19 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
15 18 (1.30%) Neo4j
16 17 (1.23%) DB2
16 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (1.15%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 256 (18.47%) Jenkins
2 119 (8.59%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.41%) Maven
4 66 (4.76%) JIRA
5 64 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 52 (3.75%) TeamCity
7 45 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 41 (2.96%) Vagrant
9 35 (2.53%) Subversion
9 35 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 29 (2.09%) GitLab
11 26 (1.88%) SonarQube
12 25 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 23 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 22 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (1.30%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.23%) Artifactory
16 17 (1.23%) Selenium
16 17 (1.23%) Travis CI
General
1 217 (15.66%) Finance
2 63 (4.55%) Marketing
2 63 (4.55%) Retail
3 62 (4.47%) Banking
4 48 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 39 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.09%) Games
7 18 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.15%) Billing
9 14 (1.01%) Legal
10 13 (0.94%) Electronics
10 13 (0.94%) Law
11 10 (0.72%) Automotive
12 5 (0.36%) Publishing
13 3 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 356 (25.69%) Architect
2 209 (15.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 181 (13.06%) Cloud Architect
4 136 (9.81%) Cloud Engineer
5 116 (8.37%) Solutions Architect
6 110 (7.94%) Consultant
7 97 (7.00%) Developer
8 96 (6.93%) Azure Architect
9 80 (5.77%) AWS Architect
10 71 (5.12%) AWS Engineer
11 64 (4.62%) Software Engineer
12 62 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 56 (4.04%) Automation Engineer
13 56 (4.04%) Java Engineer
14 51 (3.68%) Technical Architect
15 50 (3.61%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 46 (3.32%) Cloud Consultant
17 45 (3.25%) Java Developer
18 44 (3.17%) Java Software Engineer
19 42 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (14.36%) Web Services
2 154 (11.11%) .NET
3 85 (6.13%) Node.js
4 76 (5.48%) Spring
5 67 (4.83%) Spring Boot
6 57 (4.11%) REST
7 56 (4.04%) RESTful
8 43 (3.10%) Kafka
9 41 (2.96%) JSON
10 40 (2.89%) AngularJS
10 40 (2.89%) ASP.NET
11 39 (2.81%) Elastic Stack
11 39 (2.81%) HTML
12 38 (2.74%) Middleware
13 35 (2.53%) Akka
13 35 (2.53%) XML
14 34 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
15 32 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (2.02%) OAuth
16 28 (2.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 239 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 154 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 125 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
4 123 (8.87%) Computer Science
5 115 (8.30%) Private Cloud
6 65 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (3.82%) Management Information System
8 42 (3.03%) Cloud Native
8 42 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
11 34 (2.45%) Fintech
11 34 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (2.31%) PKI
13 31 (2.24%) Blog
14 29 (2.09%) Replication
15 24 (1.73%) Enterprise Cloud
16 21 (1.52%) NHS
16 21 (1.52%) User Experience
17 13 (0.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 415 (29.94%) Linux
2 357 (25.76%) Windows
3 149 (10.75%) Windows Server
4 123 (8.87%) Unix
5 73 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (2.45%) CentOS
9 25 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.44%) Ubuntu
11 17 (1.23%) Debian
12 14 (1.01%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.87%) VMS
14 11 (0.79%) HPUX
14 11 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.72%) SUSE
16 8 (0.58%) Solaris
17 7 (0.51%) AIX
17 7 (0.51%) Android
17 7 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (37.52%) DevOps
2 470 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 228 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (14.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 193 (13.92%) ITIL
7 183 (13.20%) Migration
8 170 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
9 159 (11.47%) Microservices
10 152 (10.97%) Presales
11 150 (10.82%) Software Engineering
12 147 (10.61%) Open Source
13 130 (9.38%) Test Automation
14 114 (8.23%) Mentoring
15 110 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 94 (6.78%) Analytics
17 86 (6.20%) Scrum
18 83 (5.99%) Load Balancing
19 82 (5.92%) Service Management
20 81 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 436 (31.46%) Python
2 309 (22.29%) Java
3 259 (18.69%) SQL
4 236 (17.03%) PowerShell
5 159 (11.47%) Ruby
6 157 (11.33%) C#
7 143 (10.32%) Bash Shell
8 112 (8.08%) JavaScript
9 90 (6.49%) Perl
10 78 (5.63%) Scala
11 74 (5.34%) C++
12 69 (4.98%) Shell Script
13 66 (4.76%) Go
14 31 (2.24%) C
14 31 (2.24%) PHP
15 23 (1.66%) Java 8
16 18 (1.30%) Erlang
17 12 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.65%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.51%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 200 (14.43%) Degree
2 81 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (5.19%) AWS Certification
4 62 (4.47%) MCSA
5 61 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (4.33%) MCSE
7 58 (4.18%) Security Cleared
8 47 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 37 (2.67%) CCNA
10 36 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (2.09%) Master's Degree
13 21 (1.52%) CISSP
14 18 (1.30%) CCNP
15 17 (1.23%) SC Cleared
16 16 (1.15%) CISM
17 15 (1.08%) MBA
17 15 (1.08%) RHCE
18 12 (0.87%) DV Cleared
19 11 (0.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (7.00%) QA
2 44 (3.17%) SLA
3 33 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.95%) GDPR
4 27 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.15%) COBIT
7 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.51%) PMO
8 4 (0.29%) GPG13
8 4 (0.29%) PSD2
9 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 300 (21.65%) Docker
2 243 (17.53%) Active Directory
3 238 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (8.23%) Hyper-V
5 73 (5.27%) vSphere
6 31 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.80%) VMware NSX
9 20 (1.44%) XenApp
10 19 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 16 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.08%) LXC
14 14 (1.01%) XenServer
15 13 (0.94%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.79%) GlusterFS
16 11 (0.79%) vCloud
17 10 (0.72%) KVM
18 9 (0.65%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 369 (26.62%) Ansible
2 307 (22.15%) Puppet
3 270 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
4 234 (16.88%) Kubernetes
5 193 (13.92%) Terraform
6 73 (5.27%) Salt
7 43 (3.10%) Nagios
8 35 (2.53%) vRealize
9 34 (2.45%) Grafana
10 33 (2.38%) SCCM
10 33 (2.38%) vCenter Server
11 30 (2.16%) Prometheus
12 29 (2.09%) SCOM
13 25 (1.80%) SCVMM
14 21 (1.52%) Packer
15 20 (1.44%) CFEngine
16 18 (1.30%) Rancher
16 18 (1.30%) SCSM
17 17 (1.23%) CloudForms
17 17 (1.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 353 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 322 (23.23%) VMware
3 256 (18.47%) Google
4 124 (8.95%) Cisco
5 106 (7.65%) Red Hat
6 94 (6.78%) Oracle
7 91 (6.57%) Citrix
8 81 (5.84%) Splunk
9 55 (3.97%) WorldPay
10 47 (3.39%) SAP
11 39 (2.81%) AppDynamics
11 39 (2.81%) IBM
12 33 (2.38%) Juniper
13 32 (2.31%) ServiceNow
14 31 (2.24%) Veeam
15 30 (2.16%) Atlassian
15 30 (2.16%) Dell
15 30 (2.16%) New Relic
16 27 (1.95%) Ivanti
17 26 (1.88%) EMC