Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 384 512
Rank change year-on-year +121 +128 +231
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,770 1,377 967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.83% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.25% 2.11% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,259 946 687
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £42,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +16.26%

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 54,415 65,136 70,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.40% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,829 49,847 52,744
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +126 1,647 £65,000 - 225
UK excluding London +119 945 £60,000 - 124
London +93 761 £75,000 - 110
South East +81 300 £66,000 +5.60% 36
North of England +78 224 £53,400 -2.91% 26
Midlands +122 207 £62,500 -21.88% 28
West Midlands +67 108 £62,500 -9.09% 17
Yorkshire +16 105 £50,000 - 9
North West +66 98 £60,000 +2.13% 15
East Midlands +84 91 £60,000 -28.36% 11
South West +33 89 £59,023 -1.63% 19
Scotland +36 72 £53,400 -17.85% 7
East of England +12 37 £52,500 -8.70% 6
North East +41 21 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Wales +14 14 £65,000 +36.84% 2
Northern Ireland -6 6 £45,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,167 (65.93%) AWS
2 1,067 (60.28%) Azure
3 719 (40.62%) DevOps
4 694 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
5 615 (34.75%) Linux
6 533 (30.11%) Python
7 505 (28.53%) Microsoft
8 496 (28.02%) Docker
9 436 (24.63%) Windows
10 428 (24.18%) Ansible
11 404 (22.82%) GCP
12 383 (21.64%) Finance
13 368 (20.79%) Kubernetes
14 354 (20.00%) Puppet
15 349 (19.72%) Java
16 330 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
17 329 (18.59%) Data Centre
18 313 (17.68%) Terraform
19 300 (16.95%) VMware
20 291 (16.44%) Presales
21 276 (15.59%) Migration
22 266 (15.03%) Infrastructure as Code
23 261 (14.75%) Google
24 258 (14.58%) Jenkins
25 256 (14.46%) IaaS
26 246 (13.90%) ITIL
27 240 (13.56%) Ruby
27 240 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
28 221 (12.49%) Bash Shell
29 219 (12.37%) 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 63 (3.56%) OpenStack
2 50 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 44 (2.49%) Confluence
4 43 (2.43%) IIS
5 41 (2.32%) MS Exchange
6 40 (2.26%) Apache
7 32 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.36%) Hyperledger
10 22 (1.24%) SharePoint
11 20 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.96%) Skype for Business
13 15 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.45%) CMS
16 8 (0.45%) SAS
16 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.40%) JBoss
18 6 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 45 (2.54%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.45%) assyst
3 5 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
4 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,167 (65.93%) AWS
2 1,067 (60.28%) Azure
3 404 (22.82%) GCP
4 256 (14.46%) IaaS
5 218 (12.32%) Office 365
6 199 (11.24%) PaaS
7 178 (10.06%) SaaS
8 160 (9.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 108 (6.10%) OpenShift
10 98 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 88 (4.97%) Serverless
12 82 (4.63%) IBM Cloud
13 72 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
14 67 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
15 60 (3.39%) Amazon S3
16 55 (3.11%) Amazon ECS
16 55 (3.11%) Azure Stack
17 52 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 44 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 41 (2.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 186 (10.51%) Firewall
2 99 (5.59%) DNS
3 96 (5.42%) WAN
4 92 (5.20%) VPN
5 75 (4.24%) LAN
6 70 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 63 (3.56%) DHCP
8 52 (2.94%) Network Security
9 47 (2.66%) SAN
10 44 (2.49%) VoIP
10 44 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (2.09%) Internet
12 31 (1.75%) HTTP
12 31 (1.75%) MPLS
13 29 (1.64%) PABX
14 26 (1.47%) Cisco Firepower
15 25 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (1.36%) NAS
17 19 (1.07%) NetScaler
18 18 (1.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.97%) MySQL
3 63 (3.56%) NoSQL
4 57 (3.22%) Big Data
5 55 (3.11%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
7 53 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 45 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (2.49%) MongoDB
11 42 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
12 41 (2.32%) Power BI
13 38 (2.15%) Relational Database
14 35 (1.98%) DB2
15 34 (1.92%) Blockchain
16 32 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (1.13%) BigQuery
18 20 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 258 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 175 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.18%) JIRA
4 67 (3.79%) Bitbucket
5 59 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 53 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 50 (2.82%) GitLab
8 42 (2.37%) Selenium
9 35 (1.98%) Maven
10 33 (1.86%) JMeter
10 33 (1.86%) MSI
11 28 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (1.41%) GoCD
13 22 (1.24%) CircleCI
14 21 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 20 (1.13%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.90%) Vagrant
17 15 (0.85%) Codeship
17 15 (0.85%) Cucumber
17 15 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 383 (21.64%) Finance
2 169 (9.55%) Banking
3 121 (6.84%) Retail
4 117 (6.61%) Public Sector
5 49 (2.77%) Marketing
6 46 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.69%) Law
9 16 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.79%) Advertising
10 14 (0.79%) Automotive
11 12 (0.68%) Front Office
12 11 (0.62%) Back Office
13 9 (0.51%) Electronics
14 8 (0.45%) Billing
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.45%) Legal
14 8 (0.45%) Local Government
15 6 (0.34%) Games
16 4 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 425 (24.01%) Architect
2 265 (14.97%) Cloud Engineer
3 251 (14.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 172 (9.72%) Cloud Architect
5 169 (9.55%) Consultant
6 128 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
7 121 (6.84%) Developer
8 110 (6.21%) AWS Engineer
9 100 (5.65%) Software Engineer
10 93 (5.25%) Technical Architect
11 86 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 83 (4.69%) Cloud Consultant
13 73 (4.12%) Senior DevOps
14 71 (4.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 70 (3.95%) Azure Architect
16 66 (3.73%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 64 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
18 59 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 56 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
20 52 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (10.73%) Web Services
2 116 (6.55%) Node.js
3 92 (5.20%) .NET
4 71 (4.01%) Spring
5 61 (3.45%) OAuth
6 57 (3.22%) JSON
7 55 (3.11%) HTML
7 55 (3.11%) REST
8 49 (2.77%) SAML
9 46 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
9 46 (2.60%) RESTful
10 38 (2.15%) J2EE
11 35 (1.98%) React
12 33 (1.86%) Spring Cloud
12 33 (1.86%) Swagger
13 30 (1.69%) Akka
13 30 (1.69%) Pandas
14 29 (1.64%) HTML5
15 28 (1.58%) AngularJS
16 26 (1.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 329 (18.59%) Data Centre
2 213 (12.03%) Private Cloud
3 212 (11.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 118 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 95 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (5.37%) Cloud Native
6 72 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
7 64 (3.62%) Algorithms
8 57 (3.22%) Management Information System
9 47 (2.66%) Virtual Team
10 43 (2.43%) Replication
11 39 (2.20%) PKI
12 31 (1.75%) User Experience
13 29 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
14 27 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
15 26 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (1.19%) Blog
17 20 (1.13%) Data Structures
17 20 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.73%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 615 (34.75%) Linux
2 436 (24.63%) Windows
3 144 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 125 (7.06%) Unix
5 54 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (2.82%) CentOS
7 43 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (2.15%) Windows 10
10 35 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 23 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.02%) Solaris
13 16 (0.90%) Debian
13 16 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.79%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (0.45%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.40%) Android
19 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (40.62%) DevOps
2 694 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (16.44%) Presales
4 276 (15.59%) Migration
5 266 (15.03%) Infrastructure as Code
6 246 (13.90%) ITIL
7 240 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
8 219 (12.37%) Software Engineering
9 209 (11.81%) Microservices
10 208 (11.75%) Configuration Management
11 186 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
12 169 (9.55%) Open Source
13 155 (8.76%) Mentoring
14 148 (8.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 140 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 134 (7.57%) Project Management
17 131 (7.40%) Test Automation
18 130 (7.34%) Scrum
19 124 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
20 108 (6.10%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 533 (30.11%) Python
2 349 (19.72%) Java
3 240 (13.56%) Ruby
4 221 (12.49%) Bash Shell
5 215 (12.15%) SQL
6 176 (9.94%) JavaScript
7 157 (8.87%) PowerShell
8 142 (8.02%) C#
9 112 (6.33%) Go
10 71 (4.01%) Perl
11 57 (3.22%) C
12 50 (2.82%) Scala
13 49 (2.77%) Groovy
14 43 (2.43%) C++
15 41 (2.32%) PHP
16 39 (2.20%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.62%) Korn
18 9 (0.51%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.51%) Clojure
18 9 (0.51%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 203 (11.47%) Degree
2 114 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (5.76%) Security Cleared
4 87 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (3.79%) AWS Certification
6 57 (3.22%) CCNA
7 56 (3.16%) MCSE
8 50 (2.82%) MCSA
9 48 (2.71%) CCNP
10 44 (2.49%) SC Cleared
11 36 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (1.69%) RHCE
12 30 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
13 29 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (1.47%) Master's Degree
15 23 (1.30%) CISSP
16 14 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 13 (0.73%) PMI Certification
18 12 (0.68%) CCSP
18 12 (0.68%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.67%) SLA
2 39 (2.20%) GDPR
3 32 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.81%) QA
4 16 (0.90%) NIST
5 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 14 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.68%) PMO
7 8 (0.45%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.34%) COBIT
8 6 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
8 6 (0.34%) ISO 31000
8 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.23%) NCSC
11 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 496 (28.02%) Docker
2 215 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 190 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 136 (7.68%) Hyper-V
5 77 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (2.77%) vSphere
7 48 (2.71%) XenApp
8 36 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.81%) vCloud
11 21 (1.19%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.85%) Ceph
13 14 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.73%) KVM
15 12 (0.68%) NFS
16 9 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.45%) LXC
18 6 (0.34%) Gluster
18 6 (0.34%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 428 (24.18%) Ansible
2 368 (20.79%) Kubernetes
3 354 (20.00%) Puppet
4 330 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
5 313 (17.68%) Terraform
6 75 (4.24%) Packer
7 64 (3.62%) Salt
8 43 (2.43%) SCCM
9 42 (2.37%) Prometheus
10 41 (2.32%) Nagios
11 37 (2.09%) Consul
11 37 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
12 34 (1.92%) WSUS
13 30 (1.69%) ZABBIX
14 29 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
15 28 (1.58%) Graphite
16 25 (1.41%) vCenter Server
17 23 (1.30%) HP SiteScope
18 22 (1.24%) Grafana
19 15 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 505 (28.53%) Microsoft
2 300 (16.95%) VMware
3 261 (14.75%) Google
4 139 (7.85%) Cisco
5 129 (7.29%) IBM
6 112 (6.33%) Oracle
7 106 (5.99%) Citrix
8 63 (3.56%) WorldPay
9 60 (3.39%) SAP
10 55 (3.11%) Red Hat
11 46 (2.60%) Atlassian
12 45 (2.54%) Splunk
13 44 (2.49%) Spotify
14 42 (2.37%) HP
15 40 (2.26%) Dell
16 37 (2.09%) Aruba
17 33 (1.86%) NetApp
18 30 (1.69%) Veeam
19 28 (1.58%) ServiceNow
20 27 (1.53%) Meraki