Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 533 716 830
Rank change year-on-year +183 +114 +146
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 228 309 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.88% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 231 310 262
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,358 £47,625
90th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £93,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +7.62%

Virtual Private Cloud is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 25,813 41,771 39,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.79% 33.56% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 21,785 34,348 31,686
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Virtual Private Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud.

Salary trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private 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 Virtual Private Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +184 211 £70,000 +7.69% 28
London +162 133 £75,000 +20.00% 14
UK excluding London +172 85 £55,000 -15.38% 16
Work from Home -57 37 £70,000 +7.69% 5
South East +171 27 £65,000 -3.70% 2
North of England +69 20 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +32 12 £55,000 -15.38%
South West +75 11 £48,000 -12.73% 2
Midlands +67 11 £72,500 +13.73% 1
Scotland +44 11 £70,000 +7.69% 1
West Midlands +57 9 £72,500 +3.57% 1
North West +53 5 £70,000 +21.74% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 -
East of England +98 3 £65,000 +23.81% 6
North East +20 3 £45,000 -29.16%
East Midlands +65 2 £60,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing Virtual Private 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 Virtual Private Cloud.

1 226 (99.12%) AWS
2 149 (65.35%) Amazon EC2
3 139 (60.96%) DevOps
4 120 (52.63%) Amazon S3
5 100 (43.86%) Python
6 77 (33.77%) Linux
7 75 (32.89%) Amazon ELB
8 73 (32.02%) Route 53
9 72 (31.58%) Amazon RDS
9 72 (31.58%) Serverless
10 69 (30.26%) Docker
11 68 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (29.39%) AWS Lambda
13 65 (28.51%) Firewall
14 62 (27.19%) Terraform
15 61 (26.75%) Kubernetes
16 57 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 56 (24.56%) Configuration Management
18 54 (23.68%) Azure
19 52 (22.81%) Ansible
20 49 (21.49%) AWS CloudFormation
21 47 (20.61%) Finance
22 46 (20.18%) Cisco
23 43 (18.86%) Infrastructure as Code
24 41 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
25 38 (16.67%) Amazon EKS
26 34 (14.91%) Microservices
27 33 (14.47%) Public Cloud
28 32 (14.04%) Security Architecture
29 31 (13.60%) SQL

Virtual Private 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 14 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.70%) Apache
3 12 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.95%) nginx
5 8 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.75%) Apache Pulsar
7 2 (0.88%) IIS
7 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Mule
8 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 226 (99.12%) AWS
2 149 (65.35%) Amazon EC2
3 120 (52.63%) Amazon S3
4 75 (32.89%) Amazon ELB
5 73 (32.02%) Route 53
6 72 (31.58%) Serverless
7 67 (29.39%) AWS Lambda
8 57 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 54 (23.68%) Azure
10 49 (21.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (16.67%) Amazon EKS
12 24 (10.53%) SaaS
13 23 (10.09%) Amazon ECS
13 23 (10.09%) AWS CloudTrail
14 19 (8.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 18 (7.89%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (6.58%) IaaS
17 14 (6.14%) PaaS
18 12 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 11 (4.82%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 65 (28.51%) Firewall
2 29 (12.72%) VPN
3 27 (11.84%) DNS
3 27 (11.84%) OSPF
4 24 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 16 (7.02%) BGP
6 14 (6.14%) EIGRP
7 13 (5.70%) Network Security
8 12 (5.26%) WebEx
9 11 (4.82%) FTP
9 11 (4.82%) HTTP
9 11 (4.82%) SSH
10 8 (3.51%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (3.51%) LAN
10 8 (3.51%) SMTP
11 6 (2.63%) Broadband
11 6 (2.63%) IPsec
11 6 (2.63%) WAN
12 5 (2.19%) OpenVPN
13 4 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (31.58%) Amazon RDS
2 26 (11.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 20 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.95%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.51%) MySQL
8 7 (3.07%) InfluxDB
9 6 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.19%) Redis
11 3 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.88%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.88%) Power BI
12 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.44%) Big Data
13 1 (0.44%) Looker
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (12.72%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.40%) GitLab
3 25 (10.96%) Git (software)
4 17 (7.46%) TeamCity
5 16 (7.02%) Subversion
6 6 (2.63%) Travis CI
7 5 (2.19%) Metasploit
8 4 (1.75%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.75%) GoCD
9 3 (1.32%) JIRA
9 3 (1.32%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.44%) Selenium
11 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (20.61%) Finance
2 22 (9.65%) Retail
3 9 (3.95%) Banking
4 6 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.44%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (29.82%) AWS Engineer
2 56 (24.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (23.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 40 (17.54%) AWS DevOps
5 38 (16.67%) Architect
6 35 (15.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 24 (10.53%) AWS Architect
8 21 (9.21%) Network Engineer
9 20 (8.77%) Security Engineer
10 18 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (7.46%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (6.14%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (6.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 14 (6.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 11 (4.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) Senior Cloud Engineer
15 9 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 9 (3.95%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.77%) React
2 16 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (5.70%) Node.js
4 12 (5.26%) XMPP
5 11 (4.82%) Kafka
6 10 (4.39%) .NET
7 8 (3.51%) OAuth
7 8 (3.51%) OpenID
7 8 (3.51%) SAML
8 7 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.07%) REST
8 7 (3.07%) Web Services
9 5 (2.19%) LAMP
10 4 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (1.75%) SOAP
10 4 (1.75%) Spring
11 3 (1.32%) RESTful
11 3 (1.32%) WebSockets
12 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.47%) Public Cloud
2 19 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.70%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (4.82%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.19%) PKI
8 5 (2.19%) PMI
9 3 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) User Experience
10 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (33.77%) Linux
2 28 (12.28%) Windows
3 18 (7.89%) CentOS
4 17 (7.46%) Ubuntu
5 9 (3.95%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.19%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.75%) Android
8 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.75%) Debian
9 3 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.88%) Unix
10 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) MVS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (60.96%) DevOps
2 68 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (24.56%) Configuration Management
4 43 (18.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 41 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (14.91%) Microservices
7 32 (14.04%) Security Architecture
8 29 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (12.72%) Load Balancing
9 28 (12.28%) Fintech
10 27 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (11.84%) SIEM
11 23 (10.09%) ITIL
11 23 (10.09%) OWASP
12 22 (9.65%) Computer Science
12 22 (9.65%) Scrum
13 21 (9.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (8.77%) Security Monitoring
15 19 (8.33%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 100 (43.86%) Python
2 31 (13.60%) SQL
3 27 (11.84%) Java
4 26 (11.40%) PowerShell
5 24 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 16 (7.02%) Ruby
7 10 (4.39%) Go
8 7 (3.07%) C#
8 7 (3.07%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.75%) C
9 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.32%) ES6
10 3 (1.32%) Groovy
10 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.88%) C++
11 2 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.44%) Lisp
12 1 (0.44%) PHP
12 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.77%) CISSP
2 19 (8.33%) Degree
3 15 (6.58%) AWS Certification
4 12 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.19%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.75%) CCNA
9 4 (1.75%) CCNP
9 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.32%) MCSA
11 1 (0.44%) LPIC
11 1 (0.44%) MCP
11 1 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.26%) SLA
2 9 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.63%) QA
4 5 (2.19%) GDPR
5 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.44%) NIST
System Software
1 69 (30.26%) Docker
2 22 (9.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.75%) LXC
4 4 (1.75%) Postfix
4 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.88%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (27.19%) Terraform
2 61 (26.75%) Kubernetes
3 52 (22.81%) Ansible
4 21 (9.21%) Puppet
5 16 (7.02%) Grafana
6 14 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (5.70%) Prometheus
8 12 (5.26%) SCCM
9 10 (4.39%) Packer
10 9 (3.95%) Nagios
11 8 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (2.19%) Nessus
12 5 (2.19%) Nmap
13 4 (1.75%) Munin
14 3 (1.32%) Consul
14 3 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 2 (0.88%) Istio
15 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
15 2 (0.88%) Salt
15 2 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (20.18%) Cisco
2 31 (13.60%) Oracle
3 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.40%) Palo Alto
5 19 (8.33%) VMware
6 13 (5.70%) Citrix
6 13 (5.70%) Tufin
7 12 (5.26%) Google
8 11 (4.82%) Meraki
9 10 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.51%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.51%) F5
11 7 (3.07%) IBM
11 7 (3.07%) Splunk
12 6 (2.63%) Hitachi
13 5 (2.19%) AppDynamics
13 5 (2.19%) Qualys
13 5 (2.19%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.75%) Lets Encrypt
14 4 (1.75%) New Relic