Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 342 447 642
Rank change year-on-year +105 +195 +294
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,385 1,148 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.19% 1.63% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 787 416
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £34,375
90th Percentile £110,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 63,237 70,294 70,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.58% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48,468 54,114 57,569
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +115 1,305 £67,500 - 261
UK excluding London +116 752 £60,000 - 181
London +44 593 £80,000 +13.48% 110
South East +51 186 £60,000 -7.69% 50
North of England +130 184 £60,000 +14.29% 33
Midlands +98 170 £60,000 -4.38% 46
Yorkshire +82 96 £55,000 +4.76% 12
East of England +1 90 £55,000 -18.52% 7
East Midlands +81 89 £60,000 -11.11% 11
West Midlands +49 81 £60,000 +9.09% 35
North West +74 79 £60,000 -4.76% 17
South West +31 75 £65,000 +30.00% 15
Scotland +28 49 £65,000 -3.70% 7
North East +11 9 £71,560 +55.25% 4
Wales +13 7 £40,250 -19.50% 2
Northern Ireland -11 3 £55,750 +1.36% 21

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 995 (71.84%) Amazon AWS
2 919 (66.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 537 (38.77%) DevOps
4 476 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
5 437 (31.55%) Linux
6 423 (30.54%) Python
7 408 (29.46%) Microsoft
8 400 (28.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 336 (24.26%) Ansible
10 335 (24.19%) Windows
11 323 (23.32%) Google
12 310 (22.38%) Docker
13 303 (21.88%) VMware
14 296 (21.37%) Puppet
15 295 (21.30%) PaaS
16 290 (20.94%) Data Centre
17 271 (19.57%) Java
18 249 (17.98%) Kubernetes
19 245 (17.69%) Degree
20 244 (17.62%) SaaS
21 243 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
21 243 (17.55%) Jenkins
22 242 (17.47%) IaaS
23 236 (17.04%) SQL
24 234 (16.90%) Web Services
25 225 (16.25%) Active Directory
26 218 (15.74%) Finance
27 214 (15.45%) Configuration Management
28 213 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
29 210 (15.16%) 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 63 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 58 (4.19%) OpenStack
3 53 (3.83%) Apache
4 51 (3.68%) MS Exchange
5 42 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 41 (2.96%) IIS
7 33 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.88%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.44%) nginx
11 18 (1.30%) Confluence
12 17 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (1.01%) JBoss
13 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.79%) CMS
14 11 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.58%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.58%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.22%) Maya
5 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.81%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.58%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 995 (71.84%) Amazon AWS
2 919 (66.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 400 (28.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 295 (21.30%) PaaS
5 244 (17.62%) SaaS
6 242 (17.47%) IaaS
7 120 (8.66%) Office 365
8 100 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
9 88 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 86 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 83 (5.99%) Serverless
12 64 (4.62%) GitHub
13 62 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
14 51 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 50 (3.61%) Amazon S3
16 49 (3.54%) OpenShift
17 41 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 25 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
19 22 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
20 17 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 121 (8.74%) Firewall
2 78 (5.63%) DNS
3 76 (5.49%) WAN
4 70 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 65 (4.69%) SAN
6 60 (4.33%) Internet
7 54 (3.90%) LAN
7 54 (3.90%) VPN
8 51 (3.68%) Network Security
9 38 (2.74%) DHCP
10 33 (2.38%) VLAN
11 31 (2.24%) Wireless
12 27 (1.95%) HTTP
13 25 (1.81%) MPLS
14 22 (1.59%) BGP
15 18 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.08%) Skype
17 14 (1.01%) OSPF
17 14 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.43%) Big Data
3 73 (5.27%) NoSQL
4 55 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 52 (3.75%) MySQL
6 51 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
7 42 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (2.89%) MongoDB
9 38 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 31 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 23 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (1.66%) SAP HANA
13 22 (1.59%) MariaDB
14 21 (1.52%) HBase
15 20 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.23%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 243 (17.55%) Jenkins
2 114 (8.23%) Git (software)
3 72 (5.20%) TeamCity
4 57 (4.12%) Maven
5 54 (3.90%) JIRA
6 43 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 38 (2.74%) CircleCI
8 36 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 32 (2.31%) Codeship
10 31 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 30 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (1.52%) GitLab
12 21 (1.52%) SonarQube
13 20 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (1.37%) Travis CI
15 18 (1.30%) Subversion
15 18 (1.30%) Vagrant
16 17 (1.23%) Cucumber
17 14 (1.01%) Chocolatey
General
1 218 (15.74%) Finance
2 69 (4.98%) Retail
3 60 (4.33%) Banking
4 48 (3.47%) Marketing
5 29 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.44%) Automotive
8 15 (1.08%) Games
9 13 (0.94%) Billing
9 13 (0.94%) Publishing
10 12 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.79%) Electronics
12 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.43%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) Front Office
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 436 (31.48%) Architect
2 234 (16.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 229 (16.53%) Cloud Architect
4 167 (12.06%) Solutions Architect
5 163 (11.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 143 (10.32%) Azure Architect
7 130 (9.39%) AWS Architect
8 91 (6.57%) AWS Engineer
9 89 (6.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 84 (6.06%) Developer
11 80 (5.78%) Consultant
12 62 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
13 60 (4.33%) Software Engineer
14 58 (4.19%) AWS Solutions Architect
15 56 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 52 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
17 50 (3.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 50 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
18 49 (3.54%) Senior DevOps
18 49 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (16.90%) Web Services
2 125 (9.03%) .NET
3 97 (7.00%) Node.js
4 54 (3.90%) HTML
5 50 (3.61%) OAuth
6 45 (3.25%) REST
7 44 (3.18%) Spring
8 42 (3.03%) Natural Language Processing
9 40 (2.89%) SAML
10 39 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
10 39 (2.82%) HTML5
11 38 (2.74%) J2EE
11 38 (2.74%) Spring Boot
12 36 (2.60%) RESTful
13 34 (2.45%) Kafka
14 32 (2.31%) JSON
15 31 (2.24%) AngularJS
16 28 (2.02%) LAMP
16 28 (2.02%) React
17 24 (1.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 290 (20.94%) Data Centre
2 166 (11.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 136 (9.82%) Private Cloud
4 135 (9.75%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 50 (3.61%) Virtual Team
7 44 (3.18%) Enterprise Cloud
8 42 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (2.67%) Fintech
10 34 (2.45%) Hedge funds
11 33 (2.38%) Cloud Native
12 28 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.88%) Replication
14 24 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (1.44%) User Experience
16 17 (1.23%) Mobile App
17 14 (1.01%) Blog
18 13 (0.94%) Clustering
18 13 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 437 (31.55%) Linux
2 335 (24.19%) Windows
3 127 (9.17%) Windows Server
4 109 (7.87%) Unix
5 81 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 42 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.73%) Windows 7
11 21 (1.52%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 19 (1.37%) CentOS
14 13 (0.94%) VMS
15 11 (0.79%) Android
15 11 (0.79%) SUSE
16 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.58%) Debian
17 7 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (38.77%) DevOps
2 476 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (15.45%) Configuration Management
4 210 (15.16%) Migration
5 207 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
6 203 (14.66%) ITIL
7 193 (13.94%) Microservices
8 168 (12.13%) Software Engineering
9 166 (11.99%) Presales
10 161 (11.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 159 (11.48%) Computer Science
12 149 (10.76%) Mentoring
13 141 (10.18%) Analytics
14 130 (9.39%) Open Source
15 127 (9.17%) TOGAF
16 122 (8.81%) Test Automation
17 116 (8.38%) Load Balancing
18 111 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 101 (7.29%) Project Management
20 99 (7.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (30.54%) Python
2 271 (19.57%) Java
3 236 (17.04%) SQL
4 173 (12.49%) PowerShell
5 172 (12.42%) Bash Shell
6 116 (8.38%) C#
7 114 (8.23%) JavaScript
8 102 (7.36%) Perl
8 102 (7.36%) Ruby
9 68 (4.91%) Go
10 51 (3.68%) C++
11 29 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.88%) C
13 24 (1.73%) Scala
14 23 (1.66%) PHP
15 13 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.87%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.79%) VB
18 6 (0.43%) Java 8
19 5 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 245 (17.69%) Degree
2 107 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (5.63%) AWS Certification
4 72 (5.20%) MCSA
5 70 (5.05%) MCSE
6 54 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (3.39%) Master's Degree
8 46 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 43 (3.10%) Security Cleared
10 40 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 39 (2.82%) MBA
12 29 (2.09%) SC Cleared
13 27 (1.95%) CCNP
13 27 (1.95%) RHCE
14 26 (1.88%) CISSP
15 25 (1.81%) MCITP
16 20 (1.44%) CCNA
17 18 (1.30%) CISM
17 18 (1.30%) DV Cleared
18 13 (0.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.04%) QA
2 43 (3.10%) GDPR
3 37 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (2.09%) SLA
5 14 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.58%) PMO
8 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (0.36%) PSD2
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 310 (22.38%) Docker
2 243 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (16.25%) Active Directory
4 110 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 49 (3.54%) vSphere
6 45 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.52%) LXC
9 18 (1.30%) VMware NSX
10 17 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.87%) vCloud
13 10 (0.72%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.65%) NFS
15 8 (0.58%) Gluster
15 8 (0.58%) GlusterFS
15 8 (0.58%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.51%) Ceph
16 7 (0.51%) XenApp
16 7 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 336 (24.26%) Ansible
2 296 (21.37%) Puppet
3 249 (17.98%) Kubernetes
4 213 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
5 157 (11.34%) Terraform
6 38 (2.74%) Salt
7 37 (2.67%) Prometheus
8 36 (2.60%) Nagios
9 32 (2.31%) CFEngine
10 24 (1.73%) SCOM
11 23 (1.66%) Grafana
12 22 (1.59%) Packer
13 17 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
14 16 (1.16%) Graphite
14 16 (1.16%) SCCM
14 16 (1.16%) vCenter Server
15 15 (1.08%) Mesos
16 14 (1.01%) Sysdig
16 14 (1.01%) vRealize
17 11 (0.79%) Consul
Vendors
1 408 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 323 (23.32%) Google
3 303 (21.88%) VMware
4 112 (8.09%) Cisco
5 107 (7.73%) Oracle
6 69 (4.98%) Citrix
7 65 (4.69%) Atlassian
7 65 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 46 (3.32%) IBM
9 45 (3.25%) SAP
10 40 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (2.60%) Splunk
11 36 (2.60%) WorldPay
12 31 (2.24%) EMC
12 31 (2.24%) ForgeRock
12 31 (2.24%) HP
13 26 (1.88%) Dell
13 26 (1.88%) NetApp
13 26 (1.88%) Veeam
14 22 (1.59%) AppDynamics