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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 830 848 853
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 72 36 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.033% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.035% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 57 33 40
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £73,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £91,000 £82,750
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%

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
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 68 £70,000 -6.66% 5
London +39 45 £70,000 -15.15% 3
City of London +40 14 £66,250 -17.18% 2
South East -18 10 £70,000 -11.11% 1
Hampshire - 8 £70,000 -
East of England -19 6 £100,000 +42.85%
Hertfordshire - 6 £100,000 -
Watford - 5 £100,000 -
Farnborough - 5 £70,000 -
Scotland - 4 £65,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £65,000 -
Berkshire +9 1 £80,000 +60.00%
Macclesfield +5 1 £82,500 +10.00%
Reading -2 1 £80,000 +60.00%
North West -7 1 £82,500 +22.22%
Cheshire -9 1 £82,500 +22.22%
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 69 (51.88%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (39.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (39.10%) PaaS
3 51 (38.35%) VMware
3 51 (38.35%) Web Services
4 48 (36.09%) Linux
5 46 (34.59%) IaaS
6 43 (32.33%) SaaS
7 42 (31.58%) Windows
8 36 (27.07%) Migration
8 36 (27.07%) Puppet
9 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (23.31%) Microsoft
11 30 (22.56%) Finance
11 30 (22.56%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (21.80%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (20.30%) Google
14 25 (18.80%) EMC
15 24 (18.05%) HP
16 23 (17.29%) Active Directory
16 23 (17.29%) Java
17 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
17 22 (16.54%) Open Source
18 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
19 20 (15.04%) Firewall
19 20 (15.04%) TOGAF
20 19 (14.29%) SQL
21 18 (13.53%) Python
22 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (12.78%) Enterprise Architecture

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (12.03%) OpenStack
2 14 (10.53%) IIS
3 13 (9.77%) Apache
3 13 (9.77%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.75%) Lync
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (51.88%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (39.10%) PaaS
2 52 (39.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (34.59%) IaaS
4 43 (32.33%) SaaS
5 29 (21.80%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (12.78%) Office 365
7 12 (9.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (8.27%) Google Compute Engine
9 9 (6.77%) OpenShift
9 9 (6.77%) Heroku
10 6 (4.51%) Google Apps
10 6 (4.51%) Terremark
11 3 (2.26%) SoftLayer
12 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.75%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.04%) Firewall
2 15 (11.28%) VPN
3 13 (9.77%) WAN
4 12 (9.02%) Network Security
5 10 (7.52%) Wireless
5 10 (7.52%) LDAP
5 10 (7.52%) HTTP
5 10 (7.52%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (6.02%) SAN
7 6 (4.51%) VPLS
7 6 (4.51%) NAS
7 6 (4.51%) MPLS
8 5 (3.76%) Broadband
8 5 (3.76%) LAN
8 5 (3.76%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.50%) DNS
9 2 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.53%) MySQL
3 12 (9.02%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.52%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.76%) Big Data
5 5 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 30 (22.56%) Finance
2 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.27%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.35%) Web Services
2 13 (9.77%) .NET
3 10 (7.52%) Java EE
4 9 (6.77%) LAMP
4 9 (6.77%) RESTful
5 5 (3.76%) COM
6 4 (3.01%) SOAP
6 4 (3.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.50%) XML
7 2 (1.50%) ADSI
8 1 (0.75%) Middleware
8 1 (0.75%) CSS
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.75%) HTML
8 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.75%) HTML5
8 1 (0.75%) CSS3
8 1 (0.75%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Open Source
2 13 (9.77%) Replication
3 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.51%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (3.76%) CMDB
6 2 (1.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.75%) FMCG
7 1 (0.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.75%) Economics
7 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.09%) Linux
2 42 (31.58%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) UNIX
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) Migration
2 20 (15.04%) TOGAF
3 17 (12.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.78%) DevOps
4 16 (12.03%) ITIL
5 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Management
6 14 (10.53%) CRM
7 13 (9.77%) Zachman Framework
8 10 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (7.52%) Project Management
8 10 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.77%) Use Case
10 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (4.51%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (4.51%) Business Development
12 6 (4.51%) UML
12 6 (4.51%) SOA
13 5 (3.76%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.29%) Java
2 19 (14.29%) SQL
3 18 (13.53%) Python
4 13 (9.77%) C#
5 10 (7.52%) C++
6 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.51%) Ruby
8 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.01%) Scala
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) Degree
2 14 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) MCITP
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (17.29%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.02%) vCloud
4 10 (7.52%) vSphere
5 9 (6.77%) Docker
6 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.51%) Xen
8 5 (3.76%) XenApp
9 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) XenServer
10 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (27.07%) Puppet
2 30 (22.56%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.27%) CFEngine
4 5 (3.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (38.35%) VMware
2 31 (23.31%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.30%) Google
4 25 (18.80%) EMC
5 24 (18.05%) HP
6 16 (12.03%) Cisco
7 13 (9.77%) NetApp
8 12 (9.02%) Oracle
9 10 (7.52%) Sybase
10 9 (6.77%) BMC
10 9 (6.77%) CA
10 9 (6.77%) Rackspace
11 8 (6.02%) IBM
12 6 (4.51%) Citrix
13 4 (3.01%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.01%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.01%) Nimsoft
13 4 (3.01%) Splunk
14 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 1 (0.75%) Sage
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