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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 816 848 827
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 67 59 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.050% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.053% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 50 46 52
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £87,500 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Cloud Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 20 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 22 May 2015. 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 +43 64 £60,000 -7.69% 23
London +56 37 £62,500 -10.71% 12
South East -2 16 £60,000 -11.11% 5
City of London +42 10 £57,500 - 6
Hampshire -4 8 £60,000 -11.11%
Surrey +22 5 £60,000 -20.00%
East of England +18 5 £72,500 -3.33% 5
Kent +13 5 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Farnborough -16 5 £60,000 -11.11%
Hertfordshire - 5 £72,500 - 4
Watford - 5 £72,500 - 4
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £60,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £62,500 - 2
Berkshire -1 1 £65,000 -13.33%
Newbury - 1 £65,000 -
Staines - 1 £57,500 -
Wimbledon - 1 £62,500 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 70 (54.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (52.71%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (49.61%) Microsoft
4 53 (41.09%) VMware
5 46 (35.66%) Linux
6 43 (33.33%) Web Services
7 42 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (31.78%) PaaS
9 40 (31.01%) Windows
10 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (29.46%) Puppet
12 36 (27.91%) IaaS
13 34 (26.36%) Public Cloud
14 33 (25.58%) SaaS
14 33 (25.58%) Active Directory
15 30 (23.26%) DevOps
16 29 (22.48%) Private Cloud
17 28 (21.71%) Migration
17 28 (21.71%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (20.93%) OpenStack
18 27 (20.93%) .NET
19 23 (17.83%) Firewall
20 22 (17.05%) Java
20 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
21 21 (16.28%) IIS
21 21 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
22 20 (15.50%) Enterprise Architecture
22 20 (15.50%) PowerShell
23 19 (14.73%) Google
23 19 (14.73%) Project Management

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 27 (20.93%) OpenStack
2 21 (16.28%) IIS
3 13 (10.08%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.30%) Apache
5 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.33%) Node.js
6 3 (2.33%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.55%) Lync
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.78%) nginx
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (54.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (52.71%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (31.78%) PaaS
4 36 (27.91%) IaaS
5 33 (25.58%) SaaS
6 28 (21.71%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (10.85%) Google Apps
7 14 (10.85%) Terremark
8 13 (10.08%) Office 365
9 9 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (6.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (4.65%) Amazon S3
12 5 (3.88%) CloudFront
12 5 (3.88%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (1.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.83%) Firewall
2 15 (11.63%) Network Security
3 10 (7.75%) VPN
4 8 (6.20%) OpenFlow
5 7 (5.43%) LDAP
5 7 (5.43%) LAN
6 6 (4.65%) WAN
6 6 (4.65%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (3.88%) Ethernet
7 5 (3.88%) Internet
8 4 (3.10%) SAN
9 3 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.33%) FWSM
9 3 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (2.33%) BGP
9 3 (2.33%) MPLS
9 3 (2.33%) OSPF
10 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) MySQL
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.10%) Redis
4 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.33%) Big Data
6 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.88%) Hudson
2 5 (3.88%) Subversion
3 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Marketing
3 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Back Office
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Ukrainian Language
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.33%) Web Services
2 27 (20.93%) .NET
3 14 (10.85%) RESTful
3 14 (10.85%) LAMP
4 7 (5.43%) COM
5 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.88%) SignalR
5 5 (3.88%) MSMQ
5 5 (3.88%) J2EE
5 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.55%) Middleware
8 1 (0.78%) HTML5
8 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.78%) REST
8 1 (0.78%) CSS3
8 1 (0.78%) WAP
8 1 (0.78%) HTML
8 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.36%) Public Cloud
2 29 (22.48%) Private Cloud
3 16 (12.40%) Enterprise Cloud
4 15 (11.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (10.85%) CMDB
6 13 (10.08%) Open Source
7 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
8 7 (5.43%) Replication
9 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
10 4 (3.10%) Blog
11 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.55%) DTV
12 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.55%) Data Conversion
13 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.66%) Linux
2 40 (31.01%) Windows
3 8 (6.20%) CentOS
4 5 (3.88%) UNIX
5 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.78%) AIX
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
7 1 (0.78%) Debian
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.26%) DevOps
2 28 (21.71%) Migration
3 21 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
4 20 (15.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (14.73%) Project Management
6 17 (13.18%) SOA
7 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.63%) Use Case
9 14 (10.85%) Technical Analysis
9 14 (10.85%) ITIL
9 14 (10.85%) UML
9 14 (10.85%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.98%) CRM
10 9 (6.98%) Time Management
11 8 (6.20%) TOGAF
12 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.65%) Scrum
12 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (4.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) Java
2 20 (15.50%) PowerShell
3 16 (12.40%) SQL
4 15 (11.63%) Bash Shell
5 11 (8.53%) Python
6 9 (6.98%) Ruby
7 8 (6.20%) C#
7 8 (6.20%) PHP
8 7 (5.43%) Perl
9 3 (2.33%) C++
10 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) Degree
4 7 (5.43%) MCSE
4 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.65%) CCNA
6 5 (3.88%) VCP5
6 5 (3.88%) MCP
7 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) VCDX
8 1 (0.78%) VCAP
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.78%) RHCE
8 1 (0.78%) CCIE
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (25.58%) Active Directory
3 17 (13.18%) vCloud
4 12 (9.30%) vSphere
5 9 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.65%) XenApp
7 4 (3.10%) Docker
8 3 (2.33%) XenServer
8 3 (2.33%) KVM
8 3 (2.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 42 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (29.46%) Puppet
3 6 (4.65%) SCCM
4 5 (3.88%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.88%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.10%) SCOM
6 3 (2.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 64 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 53 (41.09%) VMware
3 19 (14.73%) Google
4 14 (10.85%) Rackspace
5 13 (10.08%) Cisco
6 11 (8.53%) IBM
6 11 (8.53%) HP
7 10 (7.75%) Citrix
8 9 (6.98%) Oracle
8 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.20%) NetApp
10 7 (5.43%) EMC
11 6 (4.65%) BMC
11 6 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (3.88%) CA
13 4 (3.10%) SAP
14 3 (2.33%) TippingPoint
14 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.33%) F5
14 3 (2.33%) ArcSight
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