Public Cloud
UK

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 10 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
10 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 174 194 219
Rank change year-on-year +20 +25 +33
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 1,063 2,440 2,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.00% 1.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.52% 4.65% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 696 1,513 1,397
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,550 £46,250
25th Percentile £56,219 £56,219 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £117,236 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.67% -7.69% +4.00%

All Generic Skills
UK

Public Cloud is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,243 52,473 55,657
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.81% 42.93% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14,017 29,568 33,811
10th Percentile £32,756 £34,996 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £64,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.47% +7.92% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 10 December 2023.

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 10 December 2023. 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
Jobs
England +3 810 £75,669 +4.37% 239
UK excluding London +76 685 £67,000 +11.67% 152
Work from Home +45 613 £75,000 +3.45% 129
London -36 330 £92,169 +14.79% 98
North of England +49 192 £70,576 +17.63% 54
Scotland +26 165 £65,351 -6.64% 12
South West +135 138 £75,000 +26.00% 17
North West +94 101 £73,065 +22.26% 23
Yorkshire +6 89 £70,576 +17.63% 26
South East +46 70 £67,000 +7.20% 40
Midlands +58 50 £65,000 +13.04% 18
West Midlands +63 37 £65,000 +10.64% 13
Wales +37 35 £70,576 +28.32% 6
East of England +71 19 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Northern Ireland +32 19 £46,250 -19.57% 3
East Midlands +43 13 £62,500 +13.64% 5
North East +34 2 £72,500 -3.33% 6

Public Cloud
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (3.76%) Apache
2 36 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.29%) Apache Spark
4 33 (3.10%) IIS
5 29 (2.73%) Confluence
6 21 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.79%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.75%) Jetty
8 8 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.19%) nginx
9 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.094%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.094%) CMS
10 1 (0.094%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.094%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.094%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.66%) AutoCAD
2 7 (0.66%) PTC Creo
2 7 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) Cloudability
2 9 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.38%) HFM
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.094%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.094%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.094%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 742 (69.80%) Azure
2 430 (40.45%) AWS
3 377 (35.47%) GCP
4 328 (30.86%) PaaS
5 275 (25.87%) IaaS
6 186 (17.50%) SaaS
7 134 (12.61%) Azure DevOps
8 116 (10.91%) Microsoft 365
9 100 (9.41%) GitHub
10 73 (6.87%) Serverless
11 68 (6.40%) Power Platform
12 52 (4.89%) Entra ID
13 44 (4.14%) GitHub Actions
14 39 (3.67%) OCI
15 38 (3.57%) OpenShift
16 37 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
17 28 (2.63%) Azure Sentinel
18 27 (2.54%) Vertex AI
19 26 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
20 14 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 92 (8.65%) Firewall
2 90 (8.47%) VPN
3 87 (8.18%) SAN
4 67 (6.30%) WAN
5 45 (4.23%) LAN
6 41 (3.86%) VLAN
7 35 (3.29%) DNS
8 30 (2.82%) Internet
8 30 (2.82%) IPv4
9 27 (2.54%) Network Security
10 24 (2.26%) NGFW
10 24 (2.26%) TCP/IP
11 23 (2.16%) SD-WAN
11 23 (2.16%) Wireless
12 22 (2.07%) OSPF
13 17 (1.60%) SSL
14 16 (1.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (1.13%) Cisco ISE
15 12 (1.13%) DHCP
15 12 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.42%) NoSQL
2 94 (8.84%) Data Lake
3 84 (7.90%) SQL Server
4 65 (6.11%) Power BI
5 63 (5.93%) Big Data
6 61 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (4.89%) MySQL
8 47 (4.42%) Tableau
9 44 (4.14%) BigQuery
10 43 (4.05%) Relational Database
11 36 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (3.20%) Looker
13 27 (2.54%) Bigtable
14 14 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
15 13 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (1.13%) InfluxDB
17 11 (1.03%) MongoDB
18 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 165 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 66 (6.21%) JIRA
3 39 (3.67%) Git
4 23 (2.16%) Maven
5 18 (1.69%) GitLab
6 17 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (1.60%) Spinnaker
7 16 (1.51%) SonarQube
8 12 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
9 11 (1.03%) Cypress.io
10 10 (0.94%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.75%) Chocolatey
11 8 (0.75%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.47%) Selenium
14 4 (0.38%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.38%) Gradle
14 4 (0.38%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.28%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 469 (44.12%) Finance
2 318 (29.92%) Banking
3 269 (25.31%) Social Skills
4 180 (16.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 87 (8.18%) Presentation Skills
6 67 (6.30%) Law
7 52 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (4.42%) Marketing
9 45 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
10 38 (3.57%) Retail
11 28 (2.63%) Public Sector
12 25 (2.35%) Investment Banking
13 21 (1.98%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.60%) Billing
15 14 (1.32%) Aerospace
15 14 (1.32%) Back Office
16 11 (1.03%) Electronics
16 11 (1.03%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
18 9 (0.85%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 374 (35.18%) Architect
2 155 (14.58%) Senior
3 146 (13.73%) Cloud Engineer
4 125 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 118 (11.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 111 (10.44%) Lead
7 110 (10.35%) Cloud Architect
8 85 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
9 69 (6.49%) Azure Architect
9 69 (6.49%) Software Engineer
10 68 (6.40%) Security Engineer
11 65 (6.11%) Citrix Architect
12 60 (5.64%) Cloud Security Engineer
13 59 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 52 (4.89%) Enterprise Architect
15 51 (4.80%) Support Engineer
16 50 (4.70%) Azure Engineer
17 49 (4.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
18 44 (4.14%) Consultant
19 40 (3.76%) Commercial Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (11.29%) Kafka
2 56 (5.27%) REST
3 55 (5.17%) JSON
4 52 (4.89%) Web Services
5 50 (4.70%) OpenID
6 49 (4.61%) YAML
7 43 (4.05%) .NET
7 43 (4.05%) JWT
8 41 (3.86%) React
9 40 (3.76%) Spring Boot
10 39 (3.67%) Node.js
11 35 (3.29%) ARM Templates
11 35 (3.29%) Spring
12 33 (3.10%) RESTful
13 28 (2.63%) AngularJS
14 25 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
15 24 (2.26%) CSS
16 23 (2.16%) HTML
17 18 (1.69%) XML
18 17 (1.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 117 (11.01%) Cloud Native
3 93 (8.75%) Data Centre
4 78 (7.34%) Product Ownership
5 58 (5.46%) Blockchain
6 50 (4.70%) Virtual Team
7 49 (4.61%) Mainframe
8 41 (3.86%) Distributed Systems
9 40 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (3.10%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (2.35%) Clustering
13 22 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
14 20 (1.88%) Onboarding
15 18 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
16 17 (1.60%) Replication
17 15 (1.41%) Distributed Applications
18 13 (1.22%) Operational Technology
19 11 (1.03%) Life Science
19 11 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 248 (23.33%) Linux
2 210 (19.76%) Windows
3 78 (7.34%) Unix
4 64 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.16%) Ubuntu
5 23 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.07%) Mac OS
7 15 (1.41%) SUSE
8 11 (1.03%) Android
8 11 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.47%) Solaris
9 5 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.28%) Debian
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.094%) CentOS
11 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (58.61%) Agile
2 453 (42.62%) Infrastructure as Code
3 404 (38.01%) DevOps
4 310 (29.16%) CI/CD
5 183 (17.22%) Microservices
6 179 (16.84%) Machine Learning
7 171 (16.09%) Analytics
8 169 (15.90%) Roadmaps
9 164 (15.43%) Cloud Security
10 162 (15.24%) Mentoring
11 159 (14.96%) Actionable Insight
11 159 (14.96%) Containerisation
12 147 (13.83%) TOGAF
13 146 (13.73%) Artificial Intelligence
14 142 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
15 134 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
16 117 (11.01%) Software Engineering
17 112 (10.54%) Project Management
18 107 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 103 (9.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 277 (26.06%) Python
2 168 (15.80%) Java
3 163 (15.33%) PowerShell
4 152 (14.30%) SQL
5 147 (13.83%) Bash
6 59 (5.55%) JavaScript
7 41 (3.86%) Go
8 39 (3.67%) C#
9 38 (3.57%) Groovy
10 29 (2.73%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.79%) Bicep
12 18 (1.69%) Scala
13 12 (1.13%) C++
14 11 (1.03%) Rust
15 9 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.75%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.75%) Ruby
17 7 (0.66%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.66%) PHP
17 7 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 77 (7.24%) Azure Certification
4 64 (6.02%) AWS Certification
5 57 (5.36%) Degree
6 35 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (2.82%) MCSE
8 29 (2.73%) MCSA
9 20 (1.88%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 20 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.79%) CCNP
11 18 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.51%) CISSP
13 13 (1.22%) CCNA
14 12 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (1.13%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.94%) GIAC
15 10 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
16 9 (0.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.69%) SLA
2 14 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 11 (1.03%) PMO
4 8 (0.75%) NIST
4 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.66%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.66%) GDPR
5 7 (0.66%) NCSC
6 5 (0.47%) QA
7 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.094%) SOC 2
System Software
1 136 (12.79%) Docker
2 134 (12.61%) Active Directory
3 106 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 43 (4.05%) vSphere
6 31 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.92%) VMware NSX
7 24 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.41%) vCloud
10 7 (0.66%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 7 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.094%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 381 (35.84%) Terraform
2 294 (27.66%) Kubernetes
3 218 (20.51%) Ansible
4 60 (5.64%) Puppet
5 30 (2.82%) Progress Chef
6 27 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (1.88%) Grafana
7 20 (1.88%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.69%) Istio
9 15 (1.41%) SCCM
10 12 (1.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 11 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.75%) SCOM
13 7 (0.66%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.56%) Nagios
15 5 (0.47%) vCenter Server
16 3 (0.28%) Argo
16 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
16 3 (0.28%) HAProxy
16 3 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 206 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 153 (14.39%) Google
3 141 (13.26%) VMware
4 138 (12.98%) Oracle
5 87 (8.18%) Citrix
6 34 (3.20%) Cisco
7 32 (3.01%) SAP
8 31 (2.92%) IBM
9 26 (2.45%) Atlassian
9 26 (2.45%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.45%) Veeam
10 22 (2.07%) F5
11 19 (1.79%) HP
12 17 (1.60%) Palo Alto
13 15 (1.41%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.41%) Fujitsu
14 14 (1.32%) Aruba
14 14 (1.32%) Databricks
15 13 (1.22%) Fortinet
15 13 (1.22%) Meraki