Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 263 361
Rank change year-on-year +40 +98 +110
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 794 1,702 1,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.25% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.82% 3.22% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,380 1,112
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £43,728 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £105,125 £97,500 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 20,780 52,874 63,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.83% 38.94% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16,915 40,188 49,091
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,441 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.60% +1.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 +52 750 £72,500 +7.41% 203
UK excluding London +39 384 £65,000 +4.00% 141
London +79 383 £77,500 -3.13% 78
Work from Home -6 165 £70,000 +3.70% 43
South East +95 144 £70,000 +7.69% 38
North of England +47 97 £55,000 - 39
East of England +149 53 £85,000 +54.55% 11
North West +82 45 £60,000 -4.00% 21
Yorkshire +39 36 £47,000 -14.55% 14
Midlands -38 35 £75,000 +15.38% 26
South West +59 33 £55,000 -11.72% 12
West Midlands +12 31 £75,000 +15.38% 13
Scotland +39 20 £55,000 -21.43% 10
North East +10 16 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Midlands -14 4 £42,500 -39.29% 13
Northern Ireland +19 3 £72,500 +75.76% 2
Wales +36 1 £35,000 -33.33% 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 523 (65.87%) Azure
2 506 (63.73%) AWS
3 350 (44.08%) DevOps
4 272 (34.26%) Microsoft
5 258 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
6 228 (28.72%) GCP
7 204 (25.69%) Linux
7 204 (25.69%) Python
8 196 (24.69%) Kubernetes
9 190 (23.93%) Terraform
10 188 (23.68%) Docker
11 172 (21.66%) Windows
12 171 (21.54%) PaaS
13 157 (19.77%) VMware
14 152 (19.14%) Finance
14 152 (19.14%) IaaS
15 149 (18.77%) PowerShell
16 145 (18.26%) Ansible
17 143 (18.01%) Java
18 139 (17.51%) Infrastructure as Code
19 136 (17.13%) Jenkins
19 136 (17.13%) SaaS
20 129 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 117 (14.74%) Data Centre
21 117 (14.74%) SQL
22 112 (14.11%) Google
23 108 (13.60%) Degree
24 106 (13.35%) Active Directory
25 99 (12.47%) Microservices
26 95 (11.96%) 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 32 (4.03%) Confluence
2 31 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.52%) Skype for Business
5 19 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.26%) IIS
9 7 (0.88%) Apache
9 7 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.76%) nginx
11 4 (0.50%) Jadu
12 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
13 1 (0.13%) Mule
13 1 (0.13%) SAS
13 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 523 (65.87%) Azure
2 506 (63.73%) AWS
3 228 (28.72%) GCP
4 171 (21.54%) PaaS
5 152 (19.14%) IaaS
6 136 (17.13%) SaaS
7 67 (8.44%) Office 365
8 48 (6.05%) Serverless
9 46 (5.79%) OpenShift
10 42 (5.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 40 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (4.03%) Amazon S3
14 27 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (3.40%) GitHub
15 24 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
18 17 (2.14%) Route 53
19 15 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 78 (9.82%) Firewall
2 40 (5.04%) DNS
2 40 (5.04%) VPN
3 38 (4.79%) WAN
4 33 (4.16%) SAN
5 32 (4.03%) LAN
6 23 (2.90%) Network Security
7 21 (2.64%) Skype
7 21 (2.64%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.51%) HTTP
8 12 (1.51%) Internet
8 12 (1.51%) WebEx
9 11 (1.39%) IPsec
10 9 (1.13%) Wireless
10 9 (1.13%) WLAN
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.76%) MPLS
11 6 (0.76%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.63%) NAS
13 4 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.55%) NoSQL
3 27 (3.40%) Big Data
3 27 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.64%) MySQL
5 17 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.51%) Redis
8 10 (1.26%) BigQuery
9 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.76%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.63%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 136 (17.13%) Jenkins
2 82 (10.33%) Git (software)
3 44 (5.54%) JIRA
4 39 (4.91%) TeamCity
5 36 (4.53%) GitLab
6 29 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.77%) Artifactory
8 17 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (2.02%) Selenium
10 15 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.51%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.39%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.26%) CircleCI
14 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.76%) GoCD
15 6 (0.76%) Snyk
16 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
16 5 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
16 5 (0.63%) Protractor
General
1 152 (19.14%) Finance
2 34 (4.28%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.53%) Banking
4 21 (2.64%) Marketing
5 20 (2.52%) Front Office
6 18 (2.27%) Retail
7 12 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.26%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.13%) Games
10 6 (0.76%) Law
10 6 (0.76%) Military
11 5 (0.63%) Local Government
12 4 (0.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.50%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.25%) Legal
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 205 (25.82%) Architect
2 128 (16.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 99 (12.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 74 (9.32%) Cloud Architect
5 61 (7.68%) AWS Engineer
6 50 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
7 48 (6.05%) AWS DevOps
8 46 (5.79%) AWS Architect
9 45 (5.67%) Network Engineer
10 44 (5.54%) Azure Engineer
11 41 (5.16%) Technical Architect
12 39 (4.91%) Consultant
13 37 (4.66%) Azure Architect
14 35 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
15 32 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 29 (3.65%) Senior DevOps
18 28 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 24 (3.02%) Developer
19 24 (3.02%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.19%) .NET
2 70 (8.82%) Web Services
3 61 (7.68%) Node.js
4 33 (4.16%) Spring
5 32 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 30 (3.78%) React
7 25 (3.15%) JSON
8 24 (3.02%) Spring Boot
9 21 (2.64%) HTML
10 19 (2.39%) CSS
10 19 (2.39%) Spring Cloud
11 17 (2.14%) Java EE
11 17 (2.14%) REST
12 16 (2.02%) Kafka
13 15 (1.89%) RESTful
14 13 (1.64%) HTML5
14 13 (1.64%) YAML
15 12 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
16 11 (1.39%) XMPP
17 10 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 73 (9.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 50 (6.30%) Private Cloud
4 47 (5.92%) Cloud Native
5 34 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 32 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 21 (2.64%) Derivative
10 20 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.27%) Blog
11 18 (2.27%) Equities
11 18 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (2.27%) Fixed Income
12 14 (1.76%) PKI
13 13 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.64%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 204 (25.69%) Linux
2 172 (21.66%) Windows
3 68 (8.56%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.40%) Unix
4 27 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (2.77%) Android
6 21 (2.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (2.14%) CentOS
8 17 (2.14%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.02%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.13%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.13%) VMS
12 8 (1.01%) Debian
13 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.25%) Fedora
16 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (44.08%) DevOps
2 258 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (17.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 99 (12.47%) Microservices
5 95 (11.96%) Migration
6 90 (11.34%) Scrum
7 78 (9.82%) Presales
8 71 (8.94%) Software Engineering
9 67 (8.44%) Analytics
10 63 (7.93%) Fintech
11 62 (7.81%) ITIL
12 61 (7.68%) Configuration Management
13 59 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 58 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
15 54 (6.80%) Information Security
16 49 (6.17%) IT Strategy
16 49 (6.17%) Mentoring
17 46 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (5.42%) Project Delivery
19 42 (5.29%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 204 (25.69%) Python
2 149 (18.77%) PowerShell
3 143 (18.01%) Java
4 117 (14.74%) SQL
5 69 (8.69%) Bash Shell
6 67 (8.44%) C#
7 63 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 52 (6.55%) Go
9 43 (5.42%) Ruby
10 30 (3.78%) C++
11 23 (2.90%) Perl
12 20 (2.52%) R
13 14 (1.76%) Groovy
14 9 (1.13%) C
14 9 (1.13%) PHP
14 9 (1.13%) Rust
15 8 (1.01%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.01%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.76%) Java 8
16 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 108 (13.60%) Degree
2 78 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 69 (8.69%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.04%) AWS Certification
5 35 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.15%) CCNA
7 25 (3.15%) MCSE
8 21 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.76%) CISSP
9 14 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.01%) SANS
13 7 (0.88%) CISM
13 7 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.76%) CEPT
14 6 (0.76%) EC-Council LPT
14 6 (0.76%) GXPN
14 6 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.56%) SLA
2 36 (4.53%) GDPR
3 26 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (3.27%) NIST
4 17 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.76%) QA
6 12 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (1.13%) HIPAA
9 8 (1.01%) GAMP
10 6 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.76%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.63%) NCSC
11 5 (0.63%) WCAG
12 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.25%) PSD2
14 2 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 188 (23.68%) Docker
2 129 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (13.35%) Active Directory
4 65 (8.19%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.64%) vSphere
6 12 (1.51%) XenApp
7 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.63%) Firmware
8 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.63%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.38%) Varnish
10 3 (0.38%) zsh
11 2 (0.25%) Xen
12 1 (0.13%) Lustre
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.13%) vCloud
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 196 (24.69%) Kubernetes
2 190 (23.93%) Terraform
3 145 (18.26%) Ansible
4 76 (9.57%) Puppet
5 62 (7.81%) SCCM
6 46 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (5.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (2.39%) Prometheus
9 18 (2.27%) Grafana
10 14 (1.76%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (1.13%) Graylog
12 9 (1.13%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.13%) vRealize
13 8 (1.01%) Rancher
13 8 (1.01%) WSUS
14 7 (0.88%) SCOM
15 6 (0.76%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 272 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 157 (19.77%) VMware
3 112 (14.11%) Google
4 58 (7.30%) Cisco
5 40 (5.04%) Citrix
5 40 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 26 (3.27%) SAP
7 23 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.90%) Splunk
8 21 (2.64%) Juniper
8 21 (2.64%) SolarWinds
9 20 (2.52%) HP
10 19 (2.39%) IBM
11 17 (2.14%) Oracle
11 17 (2.14%) Veeam
12 13 (1.64%) F5
12 13 (1.64%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.39%) Dell
14 10 (1.26%) Arista
14 10 (1.26%) Fortinet