Period
to 23 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Cloud
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 174 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +58
Permanent jobs citing Public Cloud 566 96 150
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.04% 1.49% 1.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.13% 4.50% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 390 83 140
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £59,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +5.88%
75th Percentile £85,000 £88,125 £91,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,375
UK median annual salary £71,750 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +7.69% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,027 2,132 2,715
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 39.76% 33.11% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,036 1,898 2,309
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -2.54% +7.27%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £76,875
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,486
% change year-on-year +4.35% +5.53% +3.78%

Public Cloud
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Public Cloud trend for jobs with a WFH option

Public Cloud
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Public Cloud.

Public Cloud salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Public Cloud
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Public Cloud salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, Public Cloud job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Public Cloud.

1 403 (71.20%) Azure
2 321 (56.71%) AWS
3 248 (43.82%) Microsoft
4 207 (36.57%) Presales
5 193 (34.10%) Windows
6 192 (33.92%) DevOps
7 174 (30.74%) Data Centre
8 167 (29.51%) Active Directory
9 161 (28.45%) Finance
10 139 (24.56%) Microsoft 365
11 134 (23.67%) Terraform
12 129 (22.79%) GCP
13 123 (21.73%) Kubernetes
13 123 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
14 118 (20.85%) Social Skills
15 111 (19.61%) Migration
16 102 (18.02%) Microsoft Intune
17 99 (17.49%) Azure Active Directory
18 97 (17.14%) Ansible
19 95 (16.78%) Python
20 94 (16.61%) Linux
21 93 (16.43%) Requirements Gathering
22 86 (15.19%) Docker
23 85 (15.02%) SQL
23 85 (15.02%) PaaS
24 84 (14.84%) SQL Server
24 84 (14.84%) Web Services
24 84 (14.84%) Windows Server
25 83 (14.66%) IaaS
26 74 (13.07%) Microservices

Public Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 (2.47%) Apache Spark
1 14 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.77%) IIS
3 9 (1.59%) Confluence
4 5 (0.88%) CMS
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.71%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) nginx
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.53%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 403 (71.20%) Azure
2 321 (56.71%) AWS
3 139 (24.56%) Microsoft 365
4 129 (22.79%) GCP
5 99 (17.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 85 (15.02%) PaaS
7 83 (14.66%) IaaS
8 71 (12.54%) Serverless
9 60 (10.60%) SaaS
10 29 (5.12%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (4.24%) GitHub
13 18 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (2.65%) Azure Service Bus
15 14 (2.47%) Azure Stack
16 12 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (1.94%) Azure Functions
18 10 (1.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 10 (1.77%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.48%) VPN
2 48 (8.48%) Unified Communications
3 34 (6.01%) Firewall
4 31 (5.48%) DNS
5 28 (4.95%) WAN
6 22 (3.89%) LAN
7 19 (3.36%) SAN
8 11 (1.94%) Internet
8 11 (1.94%) VLAN
9 10 (1.77%) NAS
9 10 (1.77%) Network Security
10 9 (1.59%) SD-WAN
11 8 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.88%) IPv4
13 5 (0.88%) MPLS
13 5 (0.88%) MQTT
14 4 (0.71%) HTTP
14 4 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.13%) NoSQL
3 32 (5.65%) Hadoop
4 27 (4.77%) MySQL
5 23 (4.06%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.83%) Big Data
7 16 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.65%) Looker
9 13 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (2.30%) Tableau
10 12 (2.12%) BigQuery
11 11 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.94%) Hazelcast
12 10 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.06%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.06%) HBase
13 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.06%) GitLab
4 19 (3.36%) JIRA
5 11 (1.94%) JUnit
6 10 (1.77%) SonarQube
7 9 (1.59%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.24%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.88%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.88%) Grunt
10 5 (0.88%) gulp
10 5 (0.88%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.71%) Maven
11 4 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.71%) Subversion
12 3 (0.53%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 161 (28.45%) Finance
2 118 (20.85%) Social Skills
3 71 (12.54%) Public Sector
4 64 (11.31%) Banking
5 50 (8.83%) Retail
6 46 (8.13%) Automotive
7 29 (5.12%) Presentation Skills
8 27 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.83%) Financial Institution
10 12 (2.12%) Marketing
11 11 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 10 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (0.88%) Back Office
13 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.71%) Billing
14 4 (0.71%) Electronics
14 4 (0.71%) Law
14 4 (0.71%) Legal
14 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (26.50%) Consultant
2 137 (24.20%) Architect
3 110 (19.43%) Cloud Consultant
4 96 (16.96%) Technical Consultant
5 77 (13.60%) Solutions Architect
6 47 (8.30%) AWS Architect
7 46 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 44 (7.77%) Cloud Architect
9 43 (7.60%) Cloud Engineer
10 42 (7.42%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 41 (7.24%) Developer
12 26 (4.59%) Azure Architect
13 25 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.89%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 21 (3.71%) Azure Consultant
16 17 (3.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) .NET Developer
17 15 (2.65%) CloudOps Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
17 15 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (14.84%) Web Services
2 26 (4.59%) React
3 23 (4.06%) .NET
4 19 (3.36%) Kafka
4 19 (3.36%) Middleware
4 19 (3.36%) Node.js
5 17 (3.00%) GraphQL
5 17 (3.00%) Spring
6 16 (2.83%) RESTful
7 14 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 14 (2.47%) HTML
7 14 (2.47%) OAuth
7 14 (2.47%) REST
8 12 (2.12%) Hibernate
8 12 (2.12%) LDAP
9 11 (1.94%) Guava
9 11 (1.94%) JAX-RS
10 10 (1.77%) CSS
10 10 (1.77%) OAuth2
11 9 (1.59%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 174 (30.74%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.89%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (7.24%) Private Cloud
4 21 (3.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (3.53%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.53%) Replication
6 11 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.59%) HP Storage
7 9 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.41%) Clustering
8 8 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (1.41%) Smartcard
9 6 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.88%) Legacy Code
10 5 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.10%) Windows
2 94 (16.61%) Linux
3 84 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 44 (7.77%) Windows 10
5 26 (4.59%) Unix
6 8 (1.41%) Solaris
7 7 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) CentOS
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (36.57%) Presales
2 192 (33.92%) DevOps
3 123 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (19.61%) Migration
5 93 (16.43%) Requirements Gathering
6 74 (13.07%) Microservices
7 72 (12.72%) Infrastructure as Code
8 66 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
9 48 (8.48%) Coaching
10 45 (7.95%) Customer Engagement
11 44 (7.77%) Software Licensing
12 42 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (7.07%) Scrum
14 37 (6.54%) Configuration Management
14 37 (6.54%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
15 32 (5.65%) Open Source
16 31 (5.48%) Deployment Automation
17 30 (5.30%) Analytics
17 30 (5.30%) ITIL
17 30 (5.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 95 (16.78%) Python
2 85 (15.02%) SQL
3 65 (11.48%) Java
4 54 (9.54%) PowerShell
5 48 (8.48%) Bash Shell
6 38 (6.71%) C#
7 19 (3.36%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.83%) Ruby
9 14 (2.47%) Scala
10 13 (2.30%) Groovy
11 10 (1.77%) Go
11 10 (1.77%) R
12 9 (1.59%) C++
13 8 (1.41%) Perl
13 8 (1.41%) PHP
14 7 (1.24%) C
15 6 (1.06%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.88%) VB
16 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.83%) AWS Certification
4 41 (7.24%) Degree
5 34 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.18%) CCNP
6 18 (3.18%) CISSP
7 15 (2.65%) CCNA
7 15 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.47%) CISM
8 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.30%) CISA
10 11 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.59%) CCSP
11 9 (1.59%) CREST Certified
11 9 (1.59%) MCSE
11 9 (1.59%) NCSIE
12 8 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (1.41%) CLAS
12 8 (1.41%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.00%) NIST
3 11 (1.94%) GDPR
3 11 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.77%) SLA
5 8 (1.41%) GRC
5 8 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (1.41%) ISO 31000
5 8 (1.41%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 7 (1.24%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.88%) QA
7 5 (0.88%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.53%) GAMP
8 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) NCSC
9 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 167 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 86 (15.19%) Docker
3 61 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (7.24%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.41%) ISA Server
7 8 (1.41%) vSphere
8 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.35%) zsh
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 134 (23.67%) Terraform
2 123 (21.73%) Kubernetes
3 102 (18.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 97 (17.14%) Ansible
5 67 (11.84%) SCCM
6 54 (9.54%) Single Sign-On
7 53 (9.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 50 (8.83%) Opscode Chef
9 42 (7.42%) Puppet
10 13 (2.30%) Nessus
11 8 (1.41%) Prometheus
11 8 (1.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 7 (1.24%) Packer
12 7 (1.24%) SCOM
13 6 (1.06%) Grafana
13 6 (1.06%) Nagios
13 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.71%) Graylog
15 3 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.53%) Kibana
Vendors
1 248 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.54%) VMware
3 66 (11.66%) Google
4 51 (9.01%) Oracle
5 47 (8.30%) Adobe
6 45 (7.95%) Apple
7 38 (6.71%) Cisco
8 18 (3.18%) Citrix
8 18 (3.18%) Veeam
9 17 (3.00%) Okta
10 15 (2.65%) HP
10 15 (2.65%) IBM
10 15 (2.65%) Splunk
11 13 (2.30%) NetApp
11 13 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.12%) EMC
12 12 (2.12%) Nimble Storage
13 10 (1.77%) Dell
13 10 (1.77%) F5
13 10 (1.77%) SAP