Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 235 248 335
Rank change year-on-year +13 +87 +83
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,012 1,617 1,480
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.31% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.48% 3.41% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 950 1,303 1,271
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.77% +5.42% -

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 29,084 47,469 59,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 38.55% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21,548 36,985 46,158
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,436
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%

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 February 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 26 February 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 +18 905 £72,500 +3.57% 262
UK excluding London +35 544 £65,000 +2.77% 181
London +9 400 £80,000 -5.88% 102
Work from Home +13 276 £72,500 +3.57% 40
South East +104 175 £68,750 +2.61% 39
North of England +33 116 £57,500 -2.54% 53
South West +52 82 £55,000 -8.33% 16
Midlands -59 67 £68,750 -1.79% 42
North West +53 63 £62,500 +5.75% 32
West Midlands -9 54 £62,500 -0.79% 32
East of England +89 52 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Scotland +21 47 £65,000 +30.00% 15
Yorkshire +13 41 £45,000 -25.00% 15
East Midlands -56 13 £82,500 +10.00% 10
North East -2 12 £62,500 +14.71% 6
Northern Ireland +11 3 £72,500 +93.33% 7
Wales +28 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 620 (61.26%) Azure
2 584 (57.71%) AWS
3 433 (42.79%) DevOps
4 358 (35.38%) Microsoft
5 343 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
6 273 (26.98%) Docker
7 254 (25.10%) Python
7 254 (25.10%) Kubernetes
8 245 (24.21%) Linux
9 235 (23.22%) GCP
10 229 (22.63%) VMware
11 226 (22.33%) PowerShell
12 220 (21.74%) Windows
13 218 (21.54%) PaaS
14 214 (21.15%) Terraform
15 209 (20.65%) SaaS
16 192 (18.97%) Ansible
17 190 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
18 182 (17.98%) Data Centre
19 179 (17.69%) Infrastructure as Code
20 178 (17.59%) IaaS
21 158 (15.61%) Finance
22 155 (15.32%) Firewall
23 146 (14.43%) Security Cleared
24 132 (13.04%) Active Directory
24 132 (13.04%) Microservices
25 126 (12.45%) SC Cleared
26 122 (12.06%) Degree
27 120 (11.86%) Google
27 120 (11.86%) Jenkins

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 59 (5.83%) Confluence
2 55 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.27%) Apache
4 20 (1.98%) OpenStack
5 19 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (1.19%) IIS
8 12 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.99%) CMS
10 10 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.89%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.79%) Drupal
12 8 (0.79%) WordPress
13 7 (0.69%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.69%) nginx
14 4 (0.40%) Jadu
Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.099%) Figma
4 1 (0.099%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Magento
2 4 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Tradar
5 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.099%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 620 (61.26%) Azure
2 584 (57.71%) AWS
3 235 (23.22%) GCP
4 218 (21.54%) PaaS
5 209 (20.65%) SaaS
6 178 (17.59%) IaaS
7 106 (10.47%) Microsoft 365
8 76 (7.51%) Serverless
9 65 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (3.16%) GitHub
11 30 (2.96%) OpenShift
12 29 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (1.88%) OneDrive
15 19 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (1.68%) Amazon EKS
17 16 (1.58%) Azure Functions
17 16 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (15.32%) Firewall
2 86 (8.50%) VPN
3 58 (5.73%) DNS
4 49 (4.84%) VLAN
5 47 (4.64%) Internet
6 45 (4.45%) WAN
7 38 (3.75%) SAN
8 35 (3.46%) IPv4
9 31 (3.06%) OSPF
10 29 (2.87%) LAN
11 28 (2.77%) Network Security
12 25 (2.47%) HTTP
13 23 (2.27%) TCP/IP
14 20 (1.98%) Skype
15 19 (1.88%) SSL
16 16 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (1.58%) IPsec
17 13 (1.28%) NetScaler
18 10 (0.99%) Cisco Firepower
18 10 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.45%) MySQL
3 41 (4.05%) Big Data
4 39 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 24 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
9 18 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.28%) Redis
12 12 (1.19%) Presto
13 11 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.89%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.59%) Data Lake
16 6 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 120 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 103 (10.18%) Git (software)
3 74 (7.31%) JIRA
4 42 (4.15%) GitLab
5 41 (4.05%) Subversion
6 36 (3.56%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.19%) Selenium
12 11 (1.09%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.79%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.69%) Snyk
15 6 (0.59%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.59%) Vagrant
16 5 (0.49%) Jasmine
16 5 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
16 5 (0.49%) Protractor
General
1 158 (15.61%) Finance
2 60 (5.93%) Public Sector
3 56 (5.53%) Marketing
4 41 (4.05%) Banking
5 24 (2.37%) Retail
6 16 (1.58%) Games
6 16 (1.58%) Law
7 10 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.89%) Local Government
9 8 (0.79%) Military
10 7 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.49%) Housing Association
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
11 5 (0.49%) Police
12 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (26.09%) Architect
2 120 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 107 (10.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 97 (9.58%) Cloud Architect
5 94 (9.29%) Consultant
6 77 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
7 72 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 66 (6.52%) Developer
9 65 (6.42%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (5.34%) Azure Architect
10 54 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
11 47 (4.64%) AWS Architect
12 45 (4.45%) AWS DevOps
13 37 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
14 35 (3.46%) Azure Consultant
15 34 (3.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 33 (3.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
17 32 (3.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 32 (3.16%) Platform Engineer
18 31 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.00%) Web Services
2 71 (7.02%) Node.js
3 70 (6.92%) .NET
4 42 (4.15%) JSON
5 41 (4.05%) HTML
6 40 (3.95%) CSS
7 35 (3.46%) React
8 34 (3.36%) HTML5
9 32 (3.16%) RESTful
10 28 (2.77%) Kafka
11 25 (2.47%) Spring
12 24 (2.37%) REST
13 21 (2.08%) XML
14 19 (1.88%) Spring Boot
15 18 (1.78%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.78%) CSS3
16 16 (1.58%) Apache NiFi
17 14 (1.38%) .NET Core
17 14 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
18 13 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (17.98%) Data Centre
2 80 (7.91%) Cloud Native
3 67 (6.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 57 (5.63%) Private Cloud
5 49 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (2.67%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.57%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.57%) PKI
10 25 (2.47%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 20 (1.98%) EPoS
12 16 (1.58%) User Experience
13 15 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
14 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
14 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.09%) Replication
16 10 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 245 (24.21%) Linux
2 220 (21.74%) Windows
3 95 (9.39%) Windows Server
4 59 (5.83%) Unix
5 48 (4.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.46%) Windows Server 2019
7 27 (2.67%) CentOS
8 23 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 23 (2.27%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.68%) Android
9 17 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.79%) VMS
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Fedora
14 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (42.79%) DevOps
2 343 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (17.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 132 (13.04%) Microservices
5 109 (10.77%) Scrum
6 107 (10.57%) Presales
7 106 (10.47%) Configuration Management
8 102 (10.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 98 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 97 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
10 97 (9.58%) ITIL
11 92 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (8.60%) Service Management
13 85 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 84 (8.30%) Data Science
15 81 (8.00%) Migration
16 77 (7.61%) Mentoring
17 75 (7.41%) Analytics
18 74 (7.31%) Information Security
19 66 (6.52%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 254 (25.10%) Python
2 226 (22.33%) PowerShell
3 113 (11.17%) Bash Shell
4 110 (10.87%) Java
5 105 (10.38%) SQL
6 97 (9.58%) JavaScript
7 79 (7.81%) C#
8 69 (6.82%) Go
9 33 (3.26%) Ruby
9 33 (3.26%) TypeScript
10 27 (2.67%) Perl
11 14 (1.38%) PHP
12 10 (0.99%) Groovy
12 10 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.89%) C
13 9 (0.89%) C++
14 7 (0.69%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.59%) Java 8
16 5 (0.49%) ES6
17 4 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 146 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 126 (12.45%) SC Cleared
3 122 (12.06%) Degree
4 44 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (2.96%) AWS Certification
7 29 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (2.77%) Master's Degree
9 24 (2.37%) CCNA
10 22 (2.17%) GIAC
11 21 (2.08%) MCSE
12 20 (1.98%) CISSP
12 20 (1.98%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.98%) RHCE
13 10 (0.99%) CEPT
13 10 (0.99%) EC-Council LPT
13 10 (0.99%) GXPN
13 10 (0.99%) OSCE
13 10 (0.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.46%) NIST
2 34 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.36%) SLA
3 30 (2.96%) GDPR
4 24 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.48%) QA
6 10 (0.99%) ISO 22301
6 10 (0.99%) NCSC
7 9 (0.89%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.79%) GAMP
8 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.49%) WCAG
11 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.099%) HL7
13 1 (0.099%) TARGET2
System Software
1 273 (26.98%) Docker
2 190 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 74 (7.31%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.58%) vSphere
7 12 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.19%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.89%) Xen
9 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.40%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.40%) NDS
10 4 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.30%) Varnish
11 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.099%) Lustre
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.099%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.099%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 254 (25.10%) Kubernetes
2 214 (21.15%) Terraform
3 192 (18.97%) Ansible
4 112 (11.07%) Puppet
5 77 (7.61%) SCCM
6 67 (6.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 63 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (2.47%) ZABBIX
9 20 (1.98%) SCVMM
10 16 (1.58%) CFEngine
11 13 (1.28%) Graylog
12 11 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (0.99%) SCOM
14 9 (0.89%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.89%) Nagios
14 9 (0.89%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.69%) Grafana
17 6 (0.59%) vRealize
18 5 (0.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 358 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 229 (22.63%) VMware
3 120 (11.86%) Google
4 80 (7.91%) Oracle
5 64 (6.32%) Cisco
6 48 (4.74%) Red Hat
7 42 (4.15%) Citrix
8 29 (2.87%) Veeam
9 26 (2.57%) PagerDuty
10 21 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.98%) SolarWinds
12 19 (1.88%) SAP
13 16 (1.58%) F5
13 16 (1.58%) Juniper
13 16 (1.58%) Splunk
14 15 (1.48%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.48%) Fortinet
15 12 (1.19%) IBM
15 12 (1.19%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.09%) Ivanti