The table below looks at the statistics for the Cloud Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cloud Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 843 813 847
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 61 48 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.046% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.048% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 48 36 29
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £53,250 £59,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £100,000 £62,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -7.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Cloud Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cloud Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK.

Cloud Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cloud Architect over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Cloud Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 56 £80,000 +6.66% 8
London -27 31 £75,000 -6.25% 4
Watford - 18 £100,000 -
East of England - 18 £100,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 18 £100,000 -
City of London +9 9 £57,500 -30.30% 1
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
South East -15 3 £67,500 +2.66% 3
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
Reading -8 1 £80,000 +77.77%
Berkshire -8 1 £80,000 -3.03% 1
Cheshire -17 1 - -
North West -19 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £67,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cloud Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cloud Architect in their job title.

1 56 (49.56%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (41.59%) PaaS
2 47 (41.59%) VMware
3 45 (39.82%) IaaS
4 38 (33.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (31.86%) Linux
6 34 (30.09%) Web Services
6 34 (30.09%) SaaS
6 34 (30.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (26.55%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 30 (26.55%) Migration
8 27 (23.89%) Puppet
9 25 (22.12%) Finance
9 25 (22.12%) Windows
10 23 (20.35%) Java
11 20 (17.70%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (15.93%) vCloud
13 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (15.04%) Google
13 17 (15.04%) EMC
14 16 (14.16%) Open Source
14 16 (14.16%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
16 14 (12.39%) Oracle
16 14 (12.39%) Python
16 14 (12.39%) Active Directory
16 14 (12.39%) Marketing
16 14 (12.39%) Xen
16 14 (12.39%) Degree

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cloud Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cloud Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.50%) OpenStack
1 13 (11.50%) IIS
2 8 (7.08%) Apache
2 8 (7.08%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.77%) SAS
3 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.77%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (49.56%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (41.59%) PaaS
3 45 (39.82%) IaaS
4 38 (33.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (30.09%) SaaS
6 30 (26.55%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (7.96%) Heroku
7 9 (7.96%) Google Compute Engine
7 9 (7.96%) OpenShift
8 8 (7.08%) Office 365
9 6 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (5.31%) Google Apps
10 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.88%) Route 53
11 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.88%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) Firewall
2 13 (11.50%) WAN
3 10 (8.85%) Network Security
4 9 (7.96%) VPN
5 8 (7.08%) HTTP
5 8 (7.08%) LDAP
5 8 (7.08%) Wireless
5 8 (7.08%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (4.42%) Broadband
6 5 (4.42%) LAN
6 5 (4.42%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.77%) SNMP
8 2 (1.77%) SAN
9 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.88%) NAS
9 1 (0.88%) AMQP
9 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.73%) MySQL
3 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.08%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Spotfire
5 2 (1.77%) QlikView
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Marketing
3 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Publishing
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (30.09%) Web Services
2 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) LAMP
2 12 (10.62%) RESTful
3 8 (7.08%) Java EE
4 7 (6.19%) SOAP
5 5 (4.42%) COM
6 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.77%) HTML
7 2 (1.77%) MDX
7 2 (1.77%) REST
7 2 (1.77%) Kafka
8 1 (0.88%) JSON
8 1 (0.88%) Middleware
8 1 (0.88%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Open Source
2 10 (8.85%) Replication
3 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.42%) CMDB
4 5 (4.42%) Blog
5 3 (2.65%) Social Media
6 2 (1.77%) Physics
6 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Economics
7 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Linux
2 25 (22.12%) Windows
3 3 (2.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Migration
2 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.16%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (12.39%) TOGAF
5 13 (11.50%) ITIL
6 12 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.73%) CRM
8 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (7.96%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (7.96%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.08%) Change Management
10 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.08%) Project Management
10 8 (7.08%) Zachman Framework
10 8 (7.08%) DevOps
10 8 (7.08%) Load Balancing
11 7 (6.19%) Use Case
11 7 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) Java
2 14 (12.39%) Python
3 13 (11.50%) SQL
4 12 (10.62%) C#
5 10 (8.85%) C++
6 3 (2.65%) Perl
7 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.85%) MCITP
3 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (30.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.93%) vCloud
3 14 (12.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (12.39%) Xen
4 9 (7.96%) Docker
5 6 (5.31%) vSphere
6 5 (4.42%) XenApp
7 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.77%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (23.89%) Puppet
2 20 (17.70%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.08%) Tivoli
3 8 (7.08%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (41.59%) VMware
2 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.04%) Google
3 17 (15.04%) EMC
4 14 (12.39%) Oracle
5 13 (11.50%) HP
5 13 (11.50%) Cisco
6 10 (8.85%) IBM
6 10 (8.85%) BMC
7 9 (7.96%) Sybase
7 9 (7.96%) Citrix
8 8 (7.08%) CA
8 8 (7.08%) NetApp
8 8 (7.08%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.77%) Informatica
9 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.77%) SoftLayer
9 2 (1.77%) Birst
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