Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 263 383
Rank change year-on-year +36 +120 +135
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 725 1,781 1,386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.26% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 3.25% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 584 1,409 1,008
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,020 £41,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,302 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.32% +3.84% +1.69%

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 19,060 54,768 65,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 38.87% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,097 41,105 50,259
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +42 686 £70,000 +7.69% 115
London +58 377 £75,000 -0.53% 48
UK excluding London +42 334 £62,500 +0.32% 78
South East +76 108 £67,500 +3.85% 17
North of England +68 76 £51,750 -5.91% 27
Work from Home -22 75 £67,500 -3.57% 18
East of England +155 50 £88,750 +65.12% 5
Midlands +1 50 £65,000 +2.36% 14
North West +93 39 £57,500 -8.00% 20
West Midlands +38 37 £65,000 - 11
South West +68 23 £55,000 -6.82% 4
Yorkshire +57 23 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Scotland +54 19 £55,000 +3.00% 5
North East +23 14 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +16 13 £72,500 +16.00% 3
Wales +44 7 £35,000 -46.15% 5
Northern Ireland +17 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 487 (67.17%) Azure
2 458 (63.17%) AWS
3 345 (47.59%) DevOps
4 252 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (33.79%) Microsoft
6 222 (30.62%) Linux
7 215 (29.66%) Python
8 202 (27.86%) GCP
9 186 (25.66%) Terraform
10 183 (25.24%) Docker
11 182 (25.10%) Kubernetes
12 169 (23.31%) Windows
13 168 (23.17%) Finance
14 155 (21.38%) Ansible
15 153 (21.10%) VMware
16 146 (20.14%) Jenkins
17 145 (20.00%) IaaS
17 145 (20.00%) Java
18 137 (18.90%) PowerShell
19 131 (18.07%) PaaS
20 129 (17.79%) SQL
21 128 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 118 (16.28%) Degree
23 113 (15.59%) Data Centre
24 107 (14.76%) Google
25 106 (14.62%) Infrastructure as Code
26 101 (13.93%) SaaS
27 95 (13.10%) Migration
28 94 (12.97%) .NET
29 93 (12.83%) Git (software)

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 31 (4.28%) Confluence
2 25 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (1.93%) IIS
6 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.10%) Apache
9 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.41%) nginx
9 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.28%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.28%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.14%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 487 (67.17%) Azure
2 458 (63.17%) AWS
3 202 (27.86%) GCP
4 145 (20.00%) IaaS
5 131 (18.07%) PaaS
6 101 (13.93%) SaaS
7 63 (8.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 59 (8.14%) Office 365
9 50 (6.90%) Serverless
10 41 (5.66%) OpenShift
11 37 (5.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (4.69%) Amazon S3
13 33 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (2.62%) GitHub
16 17 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
17 16 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (2.21%) IBM Cloud
17 16 (2.21%) Route 53
18 15 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (10.76%) Firewall
2 41 (5.66%) WAN
3 38 (5.24%) DNS
4 36 (4.97%) VPN
5 32 (4.41%) LAN
6 28 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 25 (3.45%) Network Security
7 25 (3.45%) SAN
8 21 (2.90%) Skype
9 16 (2.21%) MPLS
10 14 (1.93%) HTTP
10 14 (1.93%) Internet
11 13 (1.79%) WebEx
12 11 (1.52%) Wireless
13 10 (1.38%) NetScaler
14 9 (1.24%) WLAN
15 8 (1.10%) DHCP
16 7 (0.97%) SSH
17 6 (0.83%) iSCSI
17 6 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.10%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (3.31%) MySQL
5 19 (2.62%) Big Data
6 13 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.66%) Redis
8 10 (1.38%) BigQuery
9 8 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.69%) Cloud Spanner
12 5 (0.69%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.55%) Power BI
14 3 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 146 (20.14%) Jenkins
2 93 (12.83%) Git (software)
3 46 (6.34%) JIRA
4 35 (4.83%) GitLab
5 24 (3.31%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.17%) Artifactory
6 23 (3.17%) Bitbucket
7 19 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (2.34%) Selenium
10 12 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.52%) Maven
12 8 (1.10%) CircleCI
13 7 (0.97%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.83%) GoCD
15 4 (0.55%) Ant
15 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.55%) Subversion
16 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 168 (23.17%) Finance
2 30 (4.14%) Banking
3 25 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.31%) Public Sector
5 19 (2.62%) Front Office
6 16 (2.21%) Marketing
7 14 (1.93%) Retail
8 9 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.24%) Law
9 8 (1.10%) Games
10 7 (0.97%) Digital Economy
11 5 (0.69%) Back Office
11 5 (0.69%) Electronics
11 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.55%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 150 (20.69%) Architect
2 116 (16.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 113 (15.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 55 (7.59%) AWS Engineer
5 48 (6.62%) Cloud Architect
6 41 (5.66%) Network Engineer
7 40 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
8 36 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.83%) Platform Engineer
9 35 (4.83%) Technical Architect
10 34 (4.69%) AWS DevOps
11 32 (4.41%) AWS Architect
11 32 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (4.14%) Analyst
13 26 (3.59%) Azure Architect
13 26 (3.59%) Consultant
13 26 (3.59%) Developer
13 26 (3.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 25 (3.45%) Lead Architect
14 25 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.97%) .NET
2 62 (8.55%) Web Services
3 45 (6.21%) Node.js
4 31 (4.28%) React
5 28 (3.86%) AngularJS
6 23 (3.17%) JSON
7 21 (2.90%) YAML
8 18 (2.48%) Spring
9 15 (2.07%) XML
10 14 (1.93%) HTML
10 14 (1.93%) REST
10 14 (1.93%) Spring Boot
11 12 (1.66%) Java EE
11 12 (1.66%) Spring Cloud
11 12 (1.66%) XMPP
12 10 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (1.24%) Kafka
13 9 (1.24%) LAMP
13 9 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.59%) Data Centre
2 58 (8.00%) Cloud Native
2 58 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 57 (7.86%) Private Cloud
4 36 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.86%) Derivative
7 23 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 21 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 20 (2.76%) Equities
10 19 (2.62%) Blog
11 18 (2.48%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.52%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.52%) PKI
15 10 (1.38%) Client/Server
16 8 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 222 (30.62%) Linux
2 169 (23.31%) Windows
3 68 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.03%) Unix
4 22 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.76%) CentOS
6 18 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.34%) Android
8 15 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.52%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.38%) Debian
12 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.69%) VMS
15 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (47.59%) DevOps
2 252 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (14.62%) Infrastructure as Code
4 95 (13.10%) Migration
5 91 (12.55%) Scrum
6 89 (12.28%) Microservices
7 81 (11.17%) ITIL
8 73 (10.07%) Software Engineering
9 64 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 56 (7.72%) Configuration Management
11 55 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (7.17%) Analytics
13 51 (7.03%) Computer Science
13 51 (7.03%) Presales
14 50 (6.90%) Fintech
14 50 (6.90%) Information Security
15 46 (6.34%) Mentoring
16 45 (6.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 42 (5.79%) ITSM
17 42 (5.79%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 215 (29.66%) Python
2 145 (20.00%) Java
3 137 (18.90%) PowerShell
4 129 (17.79%) SQL
5 77 (10.62%) Bash Shell
6 65 (8.97%) C#
7 54 (7.45%) JavaScript
8 48 (6.62%) Ruby
9 37 (5.10%) Go
10 29 (4.00%) C++
11 20 (2.76%) Perl
12 18 (2.48%) R
13 15 (2.07%) Groovy
14 11 (1.52%) PHP
15 9 (1.24%) C
15 9 (1.24%) Rust
16 8 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.55%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 118 (16.28%) Degree
2 51 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.55%) AWS Certification
5 32 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.90%) CCNA
9 20 (2.76%) MCSE
10 19 (2.62%) CISSP
11 15 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.66%) CISM
13 11 (1.52%) CRISC
14 10 (1.38%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.38%) Master's Degree
15 9 (1.24%) CISA
16 7 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.83%) SANS
17 6 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 5 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.28%) SLA
2 33 (4.55%) GDPR
3 22 (3.03%) NIST
4 21 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.24%) QA
7 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.83%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.69%) NCSC
10 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.55%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.55%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.41%) GAMP
11 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.28%) TARGET2
System Software
1 183 (25.24%) Docker
2 128 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (11.86%) Active Directory
4 65 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.48%) vSphere
6 13 (1.79%) XenApp
7 12 (1.66%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.69%) Firmware
11 3 (0.41%) vCloud
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.41%) zsh
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.14%) GPFS
13 1 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.14%) Varnish
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 186 (25.66%) Terraform
2 182 (25.10%) Kubernetes
3 155 (21.38%) Ansible
4 93 (12.83%) Puppet
5 54 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (6.90%) SCCM
7 33 (4.55%) Prometheus
8 30 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (3.86%) Grafana
10 13 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (1.52%) Graylog
11 11 (1.52%) Packer
11 11 (1.52%) vRealize
12 10 (1.38%) Kibana
12 10 (1.38%) WSUS
13 9 (1.24%) Rancher
13 9 (1.24%) SCOM
14 8 (1.10%) Nagios
15 7 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 245 (33.79%) Microsoft
2 153 (21.10%) VMware
3 107 (14.76%) Google
4 69 (9.52%) Cisco
5 42 (5.79%) Citrix
6 35 (4.83%) HP
7 32 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 25 (3.45%) IBM
9 24 (3.31%) SAP
9 24 (3.31%) Splunk
10 22 (3.03%) Juniper
11 18 (2.48%) F5
12 17 (2.34%) Meraki
13 16 (2.21%) Oracle
14 15 (2.07%) SolarWinds
15 14 (1.93%) Dell
16 13 (1.79%) Fortinet
17 12 (1.66%) Arista
18 11 (1.52%) Palo Alto
18 11 (1.52%) Salesforce.com