Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 238 264
Rank change year-on-year +26 +26 +123
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 2,086 684 1,742
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.43% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.14% 4.04% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,312 505 1,295
10th Percentile £44,275 £44,250 £40,561
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,600 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.29% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £115,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -

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 50,427 16,948 48,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.49% 35.38% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30,274 13,990 37,085
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 17 October 2021.

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 October 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 1,779 £75,000 +3.45% 387
UK excluding London +31 1,023 £60,000 -4.00% 215
London -51 787 £85,000 +10.39% 197
Work from Home +4 561 £72,500 +3.57% 78
South East -32 268 £65,000 -3.70% 38
North of England 0 258 £60,000 +9.09% 78
Midlands +28 210 £65,000 +4.00% 35
West Midlands +24 189 £62,500 - 25
North West -3 147 £60,000 - 45
Scotland -17 101 £65,000 +18.18% 20
Yorkshire -26 99 £60,000 +21.83% 21
East of England -62 94 £44,250 -49.43% 22
South West -22 87 £70,250 +27.73% 13
East Midlands -63 20 £72,500 +31.82% 10
North East -33 13 £62,500 +19.05% 12
Wales -49 6 £45,000 +28.57% 6

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,423 (68.22%) Azure
2 1,256 (60.21%) AWS
3 874 (41.90%) DevOps
4 712 (34.13%) Microsoft
5 577 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
6 573 (27.47%) GCP
7 555 (26.61%) Kubernetes
8 483 (23.15%) PaaS
9 449 (21.52%) Social Skills
10 434 (20.81%) Windows
11 427 (20.47%) Terraform
12 426 (20.42%) Python
13 412 (19.75%) Linux
14 398 (19.08%) Docker
15 395 (18.94%) SaaS
16 391 (18.74%) Finance
17 377 (18.07%) Active Directory
18 376 (18.02%) Presales
19 363 (17.40%) IaaS
20 362 (17.35%) Infrastructure as Code
21 359 (17.21%) Data Centre
22 356 (17.07%) Ansible
23 354 (16.97%) Migration
24 342 (16.40%) VMware
25 302 (14.48%) Microservices
26 296 (14.19%) PowerShell
27 288 (13.81%) Serverless
28 286 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
29 278 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
30 275 (13.18%) SQL

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 62 (2.97%) Confluence
2 56 (2.68%) IIS
3 40 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 30 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.20%) Apache
6 24 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 21 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (0.58%) CMS
8 12 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.48%) nginx
11 8 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.38%) WordPress
12 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.19%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.19%) Drupal
13 4 (0.19%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.19%) Figma
6 3 (0.14%) InVision
7 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.048%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Magento
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.096%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.096%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.048%) Cloudability
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.048%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,423 (68.22%) Azure
2 1,256 (60.21%) AWS
3 573 (27.47%) GCP
4 483 (23.15%) PaaS
5 395 (18.94%) SaaS
6 363 (17.40%) IaaS
7 288 (13.81%) Serverless
8 229 (10.98%) Microsoft 365
9 143 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 113 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 101 (4.84%) GitHub
12 98 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
13 91 (4.36%) OpenShift
14 65 (3.12%) Amazon EKS
15 56 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
16 49 (2.35%) Azure Service Bus
17 41 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
18 40 (1.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 40 (1.92%) Azure Functions
18 40 (1.92%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 174 (8.34%) Firewall
2 125 (5.99%) VPN
3 88 (4.22%) DNS
4 80 (3.84%) WAN
5 59 (2.83%) LAN
6 55 (2.64%) Unified Communications
7 50 (2.40%) Network Security
8 49 (2.35%) SAN
9 45 (2.16%) TCP/IP
10 42 (2.01%) HTTP
11 39 (1.87%) SD-WAN
12 36 (1.73%) IPv4
12 36 (1.73%) VLAN
13 27 (1.29%) OSPF
14 23 (1.10%) DHCP
15 22 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (0.96%) Internet
17 19 (0.91%) Wireless
18 17 (0.81%) NAS
19 16 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 113 (5.42%) Big Data
4 66 (3.16%) MySQL
5 52 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 47 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 47 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 44 (2.11%) BigQuery
8 43 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 43 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (1.92%) Tableau
10 34 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (1.34%) Data Lake
13 27 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (1.10%) Looker
15 22 (1.05%) Power BI
16 20 (0.96%) Blockchain
17 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 265 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 168 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 142 (6.81%) GitLab
4 86 (4.12%) JIRA
5 65 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (2.92%) TeamCity
7 53 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 42 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (1.44%) Subversion
10 28 (1.34%) Maven
11 22 (1.05%) CircleCI
12 21 (1.01%) JUnit
12 21 (1.01%) SonarQube
13 19 (0.91%) Visual Studio
14 18 (0.86%) Artifactory
15 15 (0.72%) Vagrant
16 12 (0.58%) webpack
17 9 (0.43%) JMeter
17 9 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 449 (21.52%) Social Skills
2 391 (18.74%) Finance
3 121 (5.80%) Banking
4 108 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (4.84%) Retail
6 100 (4.79%) Public Sector
7 64 (3.07%) Automotive
8 60 (2.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 59 (2.83%) Presentation Skills
10 39 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 39 (1.87%) Law
11 36 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
12 35 (1.68%) Billing
12 35 (1.68%) Marketing
13 32 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
14 28 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
14 28 (1.34%) Telecoms
15 23 (1.10%) Games
16 15 (0.72%) Legal
17 13 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 656 (31.45%) Architect
2 263 (12.61%) Consultant
3 249 (11.94%) Solutions Architect
4 214 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
5 210 (10.07%) Cloud Engineer
6 179 (8.58%) DevOps Engineer
7 176 (8.44%) Cloud Consultant
8 145 (6.95%) Azure Architect
9 127 (6.09%) Developer
10 105 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 102 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
12 99 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
13 97 (4.65%) Platform Engineer
13 97 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
14 72 (3.45%) Software Engineer
15 68 (3.26%) AWS Architect
16 59 (2.83%) AWS DevOps
17 54 (2.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 54 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
18 49 (2.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (9.64%) Web Services
2 134 (6.42%) Node.js
3 109 (5.23%) React
4 108 (5.18%) Spring
5 79 (3.79%) .NET
6 68 (3.26%) ARM Templates
7 67 (3.21%) REST
8 65 (3.12%) OAuth
8 65 (3.12%) Spring Boot
9 64 (3.07%) Middleware
10 54 (2.59%) Kafka
11 51 (2.44%) RESTful
12 46 (2.21%) AngularJS
13 43 (2.06%) CSS
14 41 (1.97%) GraphQL
15 37 (1.77%) OAuth2
16 31 (1.49%) JSON
17 28 (1.34%) SAML
18 26 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
18 26 (1.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 359 (17.21%) Data Centre
2 203 (9.73%) Cloud Native
3 137 (6.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 119 (5.70%) Private Cloud
5 77 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 38 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
9 31 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.39%) User Experience
11 28 (1.34%) Replication
12 23 (1.10%) Robotics
13 22 (1.05%) CMDB
13 22 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
14 21 (1.01%) Clustering
15 20 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 20 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 19 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.81%) PKI
17 17 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 434 (20.81%) Windows
2 412 (19.75%) Linux
3 165 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 146 (7.00%) Unix
5 52 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.05%) CentOS
8 17 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.43%) VMS
14 8 (0.38%) Debian
14 8 (0.38%) Solaris
14 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.19%) Android
17 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (41.90%) DevOps
2 577 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (18.02%) Presales
4 362 (17.35%) Infrastructure as Code
5 354 (16.97%) Migration
6 302 (14.48%) Microservices
7 278 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
8 246 (11.79%) Analytics
9 195 (9.35%) Configuration Management
10 163 (7.81%) Computer Science
11 159 (7.62%) Software Licensing
12 158 (7.57%) Time Management
13 150 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
14 149 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 145 (6.95%) ITIL
16 138 (6.62%) Software Engineering
17 135 (6.47%) Coaching
17 135 (6.47%) Customer Engagement
18 132 (6.33%) Artificial Intelligence
18 132 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (20.42%) Python
2 296 (14.19%) PowerShell
3 275 (13.18%) SQL
4 240 (11.51%) Java
5 204 (9.78%) Bash Shell
6 120 (5.75%) C#
7 101 (4.84%) Go
8 79 (3.79%) JavaScript
9 72 (3.45%) Perl
10 61 (2.92%) Ruby
11 49 (2.35%) PHP
12 44 (2.11%) C++
13 40 (1.92%) C
14 33 (1.58%) TypeScript
15 29 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.34%) Groovy
17 24 (1.15%) Scala
18 18 (0.86%) R
19 14 (0.67%) Kotlin
20 13 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 257 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 226 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 204 (9.78%) Degree
4 108 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (4.27%) AWS Certification
6 68 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
9 39 (1.87%) OCP
10 37 (1.77%) CISSP
11 24 (1.15%) CISM
12 23 (1.10%) CCNP
13 20 (0.96%) CCNA
13 20 (0.96%) RHCE
14 19 (0.91%) GIAC
14 19 (0.91%) MCSE
15 18 (0.86%) Master's Degree
16 17 (0.81%) CISA
17 16 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 15 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.12%) GDPR
2 49 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (2.25%) PCI DSS
4 43 (2.06%) SLA
5 42 (2.01%) QA
6 40 (1.92%) NIST
7 13 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.48%) GRC
8 10 (0.48%) SOC 2
9 9 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (0.34%) ISO 31000
11 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.29%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.29%) IASME
13 4 (0.19%) PSD2
14 3 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 398 (19.08%) Docker
2 377 (18.07%) Active Directory
3 286 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (1.34%) VMware NSX
8 21 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.62%) vSphere
10 12 (0.58%) KVM
11 10 (0.48%) Ceph
12 9 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.38%) vCloud
14 7 (0.34%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.34%) XenApp
14 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 3 (0.14%) zsh
16 2 (0.096%) iptables
16 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 555 (26.61%) Kubernetes
2 427 (20.47%) Terraform
3 356 (17.07%) Ansible
4 230 (11.03%) Puppet
5 187 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
6 158 (7.57%) SCCM
7 117 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 71 (3.40%) Single Sign-On
9 54 (2.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 44 (2.11%) Prometheus
11 39 (1.87%) CFEngine
12 30 (1.44%) Grafana
13 27 (1.29%) Packer
14 21 (1.01%) SCOM
15 20 (0.96%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
16 15 (0.72%) Istio
17 14 (0.67%) Consul
17 14 (0.67%) Nessus
17 14 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 712 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 342 (16.40%) VMware
3 230 (11.03%) Google
4 149 (7.14%) Oracle
5 134 (6.42%) Citrix
6 95 (4.55%) Cisco
7 89 (4.27%) Adobe
8 83 (3.98%) Apple
9 78 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 53 (2.54%) IBM
11 44 (2.11%) SAP
12 38 (1.82%) Splunk
13 37 (1.77%) NetApp
14 34 (1.63%) Aruba
15 33 (1.58%) HP
16 29 (1.39%) EMC
17 21 (1.01%) Veeam
18 20 (0.96%) Dell
19 19 (0.91%) Cadence
20 17 (0.81%) Fortinet