Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 245 261
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 +91
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 2,209 845 1,588
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.31% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.15% 3.68% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,300 613 1,177
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% - +3.70%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +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 53,197 22,949 43,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.79% 35.47% 35.05%
Number of salaries quoted 30,739 18,016 34,154
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,800 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +20 1,828 £80,000 +14.29% 362
UK excluding London +3 976 £67,500 +8.00% 199
London +22 916 £88,750 +10.94% 185
Work from Home -14 626 £75,000 +7.14% 79
South East -14 289 £70,000 +3.70% 43
North of England -6 247 £70,000 +27.27% 70
Midlands +19 180 £72,500 +13.28% 25
West Midlands +29 159 £67,500 +11.57% 19
North West -10 156 £71,640 +19.40% 36
Scotland +9 100 £60,000 -5.88% 22
South West -14 91 £71,640 +21.94% 16
Yorkshire -38 77 £67,500 +50.00% 25
East of England -83 60 £43,500 -33.08% 18
Wales -28 16 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands -45 16 £82,000 -3.53% 5
North East -31 14 £62,500 +8.70% 9
Northern Ireland -36 2 £37,500 -48.28% 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,467 (66.41%) Azure
2 1,423 (64.42%) AWS
3 890 (40.29%) DevOps
4 710 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 676 (30.60%) GCP
6 650 (29.43%) Microsoft
7 649 (29.38%) Kubernetes
8 587 (26.57%) Terraform
9 586 (26.53%) CI/CD
10 509 (23.04%) Python
11 446 (20.19%) Docker
12 442 (20.01%) Windows
13 437 (19.78%) PaaS
14 436 (19.74%) Linux
15 420 (19.01%) Social Skills
16 419 (18.97%) SaaS
17 395 (17.88%) Ansible
18 392 (17.75%) Presales
19 384 (17.38%) Finance
20 353 (15.98%) Infrastructure as Code
21 350 (15.84%) Microservices
22 345 (15.62%) IaaS
23 344 (15.57%) Jenkins
24 341 (15.44%) Analytics
25 330 (14.94%) Active Directory
26 329 (14.89%) Data Centre
27 321 (14.53%) Cybersecurity
28 314 (14.21%) SQL Server
28 314 (14.21%) Serverless
29 310 (14.03%) Migration

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 90 (4.07%) IIS
2 56 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (2.08%) Confluence
4 35 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.49%) CMS
6 29 (1.31%) Apache
7 28 (1.27%) JBoss
8 27 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.09%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.45%) Mule
14 9 (0.41%) nginx
15 7 (0.32%) WordPress
16 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.23%) Skype for Business
18 4 (0.18%) Apache Solr
18 4 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 35 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.27%) InVision
6 2 (0.091%) Weka
7 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.045%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.045%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.045%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,467 (66.41%) Azure
2 1,423 (64.42%) AWS
3 676 (30.60%) GCP
4 437 (19.78%) PaaS
5 419 (18.97%) SaaS
6 345 (15.62%) IaaS
7 314 (14.21%) Serverless
8 219 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
9 161 (7.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 136 (6.16%) Cloud Computing
11 131 (5.93%) GitHub
12 127 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 96 (4.35%) OpenShift
14 73 (3.30%) Amazon EKS
15 69 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
16 61 (2.76%) Amazon S3
17 53 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
18 49 (2.22%) Datadog
19 45 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 37 (1.67%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 167 (7.56%) Firewall
2 125 (5.66%) VPN
3 90 (4.07%) DNS
4 89 (4.03%) WAN
5 79 (3.58%) LAN
6 59 (2.67%) Network Security
7 44 (1.99%) Unified Communications
8 40 (1.81%) DHCP
9 36 (1.63%) OSPF
10 33 (1.49%) BGP
11 30 (1.36%) SAN
12 27 (1.22%) TCP/IP
13 23 (1.04%) SD-WAN
14 22 (1.00%) HTTP
14 22 (1.00%) VLAN
14 22 (1.00%) VoIP
14 22 (1.00%) Wireless
15 21 (0.95%) Broadband
16 20 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 166 (7.51%) Big Data
3 101 (4.57%) NoSQL
4 90 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 83 (3.76%) MongoDB
6 79 (3.58%) MySQL
7 72 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 63 (2.85%) Relational Database
9 52 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (2.13%) Oracle Database
11 43 (1.95%) BigQuery
12 41 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
13 37 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
14 34 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 34 (1.54%) Tableau
15 33 (1.49%) Looker
16 32 (1.45%) InfluxDB
17 30 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
18 19 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 344 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 207 (9.37%) Git (software)
3 152 (6.88%) GitLab
4 116 (5.25%) JIRA
5 75 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 74 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 57 (2.58%) JUnit
8 53 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 49 (2.22%) SonarQube
10 39 (1.77%) Artifactory
10 39 (1.77%) Bitbucket
11 38 (1.72%) Maven
12 33 (1.49%) CircleCI
13 24 (1.09%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.95%) GoCD
15 20 (0.91%) RSpec
16 16 (0.72%) Grunt
16 16 (0.72%) gulp
16 16 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 13 (0.59%) Burp Suite
General
1 420 (19.01%) Social Skills
2 384 (17.38%) Finance
3 116 (5.25%) Banking
4 107 (4.84%) Retail
5 102 (4.62%) Public Sector
6 99 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
7 79 (3.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 67 (3.03%) Automotive
9 53 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
10 52 (2.35%) Games
10 52 (2.35%) Marketing
10 52 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
11 40 (1.81%) Law
12 39 (1.77%) Telecoms
13 38 (1.72%) Legal
14 28 (1.27%) Financial Institution
15 24 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
16 22 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
16 22 (1.00%) Electronics
17 20 (0.91%) Billing
Job Titles
1 626 (28.34%) Architect
2 315 (14.26%) Consultant
3 245 (11.09%) Solutions Architect
4 219 (9.91%) Cloud Consultant
5 217 (9.82%) Developer
6 212 (9.60%) Cloud Architect
7 196 (8.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 180 (8.15%) Cloud Engineer
9 147 (6.65%) Azure Architect
10 94 (4.26%) Software Engineer
11 91 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
11 91 (4.12%) Java Developer
12 90 (4.07%) Technical Consultant
13 71 (3.21%) Azure Engineer
14 70 (3.17%) Platform Engineer
15 66 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 64 (2.90%) AWS Architect
17 63 (2.85%) Technical Architect
18 62 (2.81%) Cloud Developer
19 61 (2.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (7.56%) React
2 135 (6.11%) Kafka
2 135 (6.11%) Spring
3 122 (5.52%) REST
4 114 (5.16%) Node.js
5 100 (4.53%) Middleware
6 96 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 96 (4.35%) Spring Boot
7 83 (3.76%) CSS
8 80 (3.62%) .NET
9 78 (3.53%) HTML
10 67 (3.03%) RESTful
11 65 (2.94%) ARM Templates
12 55 (2.49%) HTML5
13 47 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
14 45 (2.04%) GraphQL
15 41 (1.86%) OAuth
16 39 (1.77%) jQuery
17 32 (1.45%) CSS3
17 32 (1.45%) OpenAPI
Miscellaneous
1 329 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 248 (11.23%) Cloud Native
3 149 (6.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 142 (6.43%) Private Cloud
5 95 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (2.85%) User Experience
7 41 (1.86%) Enterprise Cloud
8 38 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
9 32 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 29 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 28 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.27%) Social Media
12 25 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.04%) PKI
13 23 (1.04%) Replication
14 22 (1.00%) Blog
14 22 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (1.00%) Legacy Code
15 19 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 442 (20.01%) Windows
2 436 (19.74%) Linux
3 149 (6.75%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.76%) Unix
5 51 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 47 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.36%) CentOS
8 21 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.68%) Debian
12 11 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.50%) Solaris
13 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.32%) Android
14 7 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.23%) VMS
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.091%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (40.29%) DevOps
2 710 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 586 (26.53%) CI/CD
4 392 (17.75%) Presales
5 353 (15.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 350 (15.84%) Microservices
7 341 (15.44%) Analytics
8 321 (14.53%) Cybersecurity
9 310 (14.03%) Migration
10 220 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
11 204 (9.23%) Software Licensing
12 196 (8.87%) Software Engineering
13 186 (8.42%) Computer Science
14 170 (7.70%) Scrum
15 169 (7.65%) Time Management
16 162 (7.33%) Configuration Management
17 154 (6.97%) Open Source
18 148 (6.70%) Customer Engagement
19 140 (6.34%) Coaching
20 139 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 509 (23.04%) Python
2 306 (13.85%) Java
3 282 (12.77%) SQL
4 225 (10.19%) PowerShell
5 173 (7.83%) Bash
6 153 (6.93%) JavaScript
7 120 (5.43%) Go
8 105 (4.75%) C#
9 72 (3.26%) TypeScript
10 67 (3.03%) Ruby
11 52 (2.35%) Perl
12 40 (1.81%) Groovy
13 34 (1.54%) C++
13 34 (1.54%) PHP
14 33 (1.49%) Scala
15 29 (1.31%) Kotlin
16 13 (0.59%) R
17 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.45%) C
19 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 268 (12.13%) Security Cleared
2 242 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 215 (9.73%) Degree
4 106 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (4.53%) AWS Certification
6 98 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (1.81%) CISSP
9 37 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 34 (1.54%) CCNP
10 34 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
11 27 (1.22%) OCP
12 24 (1.09%) CISM
13 23 (1.04%) CISA
14 21 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
15 20 (0.91%) GIAC
16 18 (0.81%) MCSE
17 17 (0.77%) CCIE
18 16 (0.72%) DV Cleared
18 16 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.03%) QA
2 52 (2.35%) NIST
3 44 (1.99%) GDPR
3 44 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 28 (1.27%) SLA
7 22 (1.00%) IASME
8 17 (0.77%) GRC
9 16 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.50%) HIPAA
11 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.36%) GxP
12 8 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.36%) ISO 31000
12 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.32%) GAMP
14 6 (0.27%) NCSC
15 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 446 (20.19%) Docker
2 330 (14.94%) Active Directory
3 245 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (3.40%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 27 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 17 (0.77%) vSphere
9 9 (0.41%) NFS
10 8 (0.36%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 8 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.32%) Ceph
11 7 (0.32%) KVM
11 7 (0.32%) vCloud
12 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.091%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.091%) iptables
13 2 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 649 (29.38%) Kubernetes
2 587 (26.57%) Terraform
3 395 (17.88%) Ansible
4 228 (10.32%) Puppet
5 219 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
6 141 (6.38%) SCCM
7 108 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 89 (4.03%) Grafana
9 78 (3.53%) Prometheus
10 58 (2.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 53 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
12 30 (1.36%) CFEngine
13 29 (1.31%) Data Guard
13 29 (1.31%) Istio
14 27 (1.22%) CASB
14 27 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 26 (1.18%) Kibana
16 19 (0.86%) Icinga
16 19 (0.86%) Nessus
17 16 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 650 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 285 (12.90%) VMware
3 279 (12.63%) Google
4 188 (8.51%) Oracle
5 127 (5.75%) Apple
6 126 (5.70%) Adobe
7 111 (5.02%) Citrix
8 109 (4.93%) Cisco
9 72 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 46 (2.08%) Fortinet
11 39 (1.77%) Splunk
12 36 (1.63%) HP
12 36 (1.63%) Juniper
13 33 (1.49%) Dell
14 32 (1.45%) Veeam
15 30 (1.36%) Palo Alto
16 26 (1.18%) SAP
16 26 (1.18%) ServiceNow
17 25 (1.13%) Teradata
18 24 (1.09%) F5