Period
to 10 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 10 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 191 252
Rank change year-on-year +65 +61 +33
Permanent jobs citing GCP 119 98 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 1.23% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.07% 4.92% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 112 75 65
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £40,125 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £95,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% +4.35%

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

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,959 1,990 1,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.68% 24.90% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,665 1,477 1,403
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,100 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 April 2020.

Salary histogram for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 April 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
Birmingham +57 46 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Warwickshire +2 23 £52,500 +6.19%
Coventry +26 9 £47,750 -
Staffordshire +13 8 £45,000 +21.62% 3
Worcestershire +23 5 £77,500 +93.75% 2
Herefordshire +11 2 £36,250 -59.72%
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 10 April 2020, IT jobs citing GCP 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GCP.

1 83 (69.75%) Google
1 83 (69.75%) AWS
2 71 (59.66%) Azure
3 55 (46.22%) Python
4 52 (43.70%) DevOps
5 41 (34.45%) Docker
5 41 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (30.25%) Open Source
6 36 (30.25%) Kubernetes
7 34 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 34 (28.57%) SQL
8 33 (27.73%) Ansible
8 33 (27.73%) Terraform
9 30 (25.21%) Linux
10 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (22.69%) JavaScript
11 27 (22.69%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.01%) Node.js
13 24 (20.17%) User Experience
14 23 (19.33%) Public Cloud
14 23 (19.33%) Bash Shell
15 20 (16.81%) GitHub
15 20 (16.81%) Jenkins
16 19 (15.97%) Microservices
16 19 (15.97%) Serverless
17 18 (15.13%) Perl
18 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
18 17 (14.29%) React
19 16 (13.45%) NoSQL
19 16 (13.45%) Retail

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
1 7 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 83 (69.75%) AWS
2 71 (59.66%) Azure
3 20 (16.81%) GitHub
4 19 (15.97%) Serverless
5 10 (8.40%) Office 365
6 8 (6.72%) Power Platform
7 6 (5.04%) Amazon SageMaker
7 6 (5.04%) SaaS
8 5 (4.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (4.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (2.52%) Azure Functions
9 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.68%) Firebase
10 2 (1.68%) Heroku
11 1 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) DHCP
1 1 (0.84%) DNS
1 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.24%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.40%) Big Data
4 8 (6.72%) Power BI
4 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.88%) Apache Hive
5 7 (5.88%) Looker
5 7 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.20%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.52%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.68%) Redis
10 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (10.08%) GitLab
4 5 (4.20%) Postman
4 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.84%) Maven
7 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (13.45%) Retail
2 10 (8.40%) Electronics
3 8 (6.72%) Finance
4 2 (1.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (18.49%) Developer
3 17 (14.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Data Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Architect
6 9 (7.56%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (7.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Python Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) Node.js
2 17 (14.29%) React
3 12 (10.08%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (8.40%) Express
5 6 (5.04%) .NET Core
5 6 (5.04%) JSON
5 6 (5.04%) MLlib
5 6 (5.04%) Play Framework
5 6 (5.04%) PySpark
5 6 (5.04%) Redux
5 6 (5.04%) scikit-learn
5 6 (5.04%) XML
6 5 (4.20%) .NET
6 5 (4.20%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.20%) Middleware
6 5 (4.20%) RAML
6 5 (4.20%) SOAP
6 5 (4.20%) Swagger
6 5 (4.20%) WireMock
6 5 (4.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) User Experience
2 23 (19.33%) Public Cloud
3 10 (8.40%) Infotainment
4 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.88%) Algorithms
6 6 (5.04%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.84%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.21%) Linux
2 12 (10.08%) CentOS
2 12 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.72%) Windows
4 6 (5.04%) Unix
5 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.70%) DevOps
2 41 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.25%) Open Source
4 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (15.97%) Microservices
6 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.61%) Data Science
8 14 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
9 13 (10.92%) Fintech
9 13 (10.92%) IT Strategy
9 13 (10.92%) Machine Learning
10 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
10 12 (10.08%) SDLC
10 12 (10.08%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
11 11 (9.24%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
11 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 55 (46.22%) Python
2 34 (28.57%) SQL
3 27 (22.69%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.33%) Bash Shell
5 18 (15.13%) Perl
6 12 (10.08%) Ruby
7 8 (6.72%) C++
7 8 (6.72%) Go
8 7 (5.88%) C#
8 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.04%) ES6
9 6 (5.04%) ES7
9 6 (5.04%) ES8
9 6 (5.04%) R
9 6 (5.04%) Scala
9 6 (5.04%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (9.24%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) CCIE
2 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 41 (34.45%) Docker
2 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (30.25%) Kubernetes
2 33 (27.73%) Ansible
2 33 (27.73%) Terraform
3 12 (10.08%) Consul
3 12 (10.08%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (10.08%) Grafana
3 12 (10.08%) Graphite
3 12 (10.08%) Packer
3 12 (10.08%) Prometheus
3 12 (10.08%) Puppet
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 83 (69.75%) Google
2 27 (22.69%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) Cisco
3 12 (10.08%) VMware
4 5 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.52%) Snowplow
6 2 (1.68%) Adobe
6 2 (1.68%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.68%) Tableau
7 1 (0.84%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.84%) NetApp