Period
to 8 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cloud Architect
UK > England
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 391 375 452
Rank change year-on-year -16 +77 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 908 387 817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 708 285 648
10th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
25th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £71,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £105,000 £111,500 £97,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £143,750 £118,750
UK median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 102,008 48,835 117,545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.51% 95.09% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 73,022 41,484 96,233
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in England.

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect in England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
London -28 563 £93,500 -6.50% 97
South East -111 109 £90,000 +20.00% 23
North of England -68 95 £78,750 +12.50% 19
Midlands -43 69 £77,500 +8.77% 17
West Midlands -51 56 £77,500 +6.90% 11
Yorkshire -43 46 £77,500 +19.23% 8
North West -96 45 £80,000 +7.38% 11
South West -58 25 £78,000 -5.45% 1
East Midlands -54 11 £82,500 +17.86% 6
East of England -87 8 £90,000 +2.86% 5
North East -26 4 £76,250 +56.41%
Cloud Architect
UK

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, Cloud Architect 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 job ads across the England region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 570 (62.78%) Azure
2 517 (56.94%) AWS
3 286 (31.50%) GCP
4 277 (30.51%) DevOps
5 267 (29.41%) Migration
6 246 (27.09%) PaaS
7 236 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (25.55%) Social Skills
9 226 (24.89%) Kubernetes
10 204 (22.47%) IaaS
11 200 (22.03%) Microsoft
12 199 (21.92%) Public Cloud
13 170 (18.72%) Microservices
14 169 (18.61%) SaaS
15 162 (17.84%) Google
16 155 (17.07%) Cloud Native
17 152 (16.74%) Docker
18 146 (16.08%) Finance
19 124 (13.66%) Terraform
20 122 (13.44%) Presales
21 117 (12.89%) Java
22 110 (12.11%) Python
23 106 (11.67%) Serverless
24 105 (11.56%) Analytics
25 104 (11.45%) Ansible
26 103 (11.34%) Big Data
27 97 (10.68%) Hybrid Cloud
27 97 (10.68%) Thought Leadership
28 96 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
29 86 (9.47%) Problem-Solving

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 28 (3.08%) IIS
2 25 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 24 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 11 (1.21%) Apache
7 9 (0.99%) Confluence
8 7 (0.77%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.55%) CMS
10 5 (0.55%) Drupal
10 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.22%) WordPress
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 570 (62.78%) Azure
2 517 (56.94%) AWS
3 286 (31.50%) GCP
4 246 (27.09%) PaaS
5 204 (22.47%) IaaS
6 169 (18.61%) SaaS
7 106 (11.67%) Serverless
8 56 (6.17%) Amazon EKS
9 55 (6.06%) OpenShift
10 38 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (3.41%) Microsoft 365
12 26 (2.86%) Amazon S3
13 25 (2.75%) IBM Cloud
14 24 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (2.31%) GitHub
16 19 (2.09%) Power Platform
17 17 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (1.76%) Azure Sentinel
19 15 (1.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.73%) Firewall
2 31 (3.41%) VPN
3 16 (1.76%) HTTP
4 14 (1.54%) Internet
5 12 (1.32%) DNS
6 11 (1.21%) Network Security
7 9 (0.99%) SAN
8 8 (0.88%) Broadband
8 8 (0.88%) IPsec
8 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.88%) WAN
9 5 (0.55%) LAN
10 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.22%) IPv4
11 2 (0.22%) OSPF
11 2 (0.22%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.22%) SSL
11 2 (0.22%) VLAN
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.34%) Big Data
2 60 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 56 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.41%) MySQL
6 30 (3.30%) RDBMS
7 28 (3.08%) Data Lake
8 24 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.42%) Tableau
10 19 (2.09%) Power BI
11 18 (1.98%) BigQuery
12 16 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.65%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (1.32%) Looker
16 12 (1.32%) MongoDB
16 12 (1.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 40 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.30%) TeamCity
4 27 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (2.20%) JIRA
6 9 (0.99%) GitLab
7 8 (0.88%) Maven
8 7 (0.77%) Gradle
9 6 (0.66%) Ant
9 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.66%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.44%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.22%) git-flow
12 2 (0.22%) JUnit
12 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.22%) TestNG
12 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 232 (25.55%) Social Skills
2 146 (16.08%) Finance
3 56 (6.17%) Presentation Skills
4 44 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.85%) Public Sector
5 34 (3.74%) Retail
6 32 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.08%) Banking
8 19 (2.09%) Law
9 18 (1.98%) Automotive
9 18 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
9 18 (1.98%) Marketing
10 14 (1.54%) Electronics
11 12 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.32%) Publishing
12 11 (1.21%) Billing
13 6 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.66%) Legal
13 6 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.07%) Node.js
2 42 (4.63%) Web Services
3 41 (4.52%) Spring
4 40 (4.41%) ARM Templates
5 39 (4.30%) .NET
6 37 (4.07%) RESTful
7 33 (3.63%) React
8 28 (3.08%) Kafka
8 28 (3.08%) Spring Boot
9 24 (2.64%) Spring Cloud
10 21 (2.31%) .NET Core
11 19 (2.09%) HTML
12 18 (1.98%) Java EE
13 16 (1.76%) JSON
14 10 (1.10%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.10%) Apache Camel
14 10 (1.10%) Lambda Expressions
15 8 (0.88%) REST
16 7 (0.77%) PySpark
17 6 (0.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 199 (21.92%) Public Cloud
2 155 (17.07%) Cloud Native
3 97 (10.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 81 (8.92%) Data Centre
5 34 (3.74%) Private Cloud
6 30 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.97%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
11 14 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.43%) Internet of Things
13 11 (1.21%) Blog
14 9 (0.99%) Social Media
15 8 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.88%) User Experience
16 7 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
16 7 (0.77%) Tandem
17 6 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.38%) Linux
2 58 (6.39%) Windows
3 16 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.10%) Unix
5 8 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.77%) Mesosphere
7 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.33%) CentOS
8 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (30.51%) DevOps
2 267 (29.41%) Migration
3 236 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (18.72%) Microservices
5 122 (13.44%) Presales
6 105 (11.56%) Analytics
7 97 (10.68%) Thought Leadership
8 96 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
10 83 (9.14%) Infrastructure as Code
11 77 (8.48%) Security Architecture
12 69 (7.60%) DevSecOps
13 68 (7.49%) Cybersecurity
14 62 (6.83%) Architectural Design
14 62 (6.83%) TOGAF
15 60 (6.61%) Scrum
16 59 (6.50%) Computer Science
17 55 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
17 55 (6.06%) Mentoring
18 54 (5.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 117 (12.89%) Java
2 110 (12.11%) Python
3 71 (7.82%) SQL
4 70 (7.71%) PowerShell
5 48 (5.29%) C#
6 40 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 26 (2.86%) C
8 19 (2.09%) Go
9 18 (1.98%) Ruby
10 16 (1.76%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.21%) Scala
13 8 (0.88%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.55%) PHP
17 4 (0.44%) C++
18 2 (0.22%) COBOL
18 2 (0.22%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 66 (7.27%) Degree
2 52 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.41%) CISSP
4 39 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 32 (3.52%) AWS Certification
6 28 (3.08%) OCP
6 28 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
7 27 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (2.64%) CISM
9 23 (2.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 16 (1.76%) CEH
10 16 (1.76%) ISSAP
11 12 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (0.99%) SANS
14 8 (0.88%) CCSP
14 8 (0.88%) GIAC
14 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.66%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.97%) NIST
2 21 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.09%) GDPR
4 17 (1.87%) QA
5 11 (1.21%) SOC 2
6 10 (1.10%) IASME
6 10 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.55%) NCSC
7 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.33%) COBIT
9 3 (0.33%) GRC
10 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 152 (16.74%) Docker
2 58 (6.39%) Active Directory
3 43 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.77%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.66%) KVM
7 5 (0.55%) Firmware
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.22%) Ceph
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 226 (24.89%) Kubernetes
2 124 (13.66%) Terraform
3 104 (11.45%) Ansible
4 72 (7.93%) Puppet
5 64 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.97%) SCCM
7 21 (2.31%) Istio
7 21 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.76%) CASB
9 11 (1.21%) Oozie
10 10 (1.10%) Packer
11 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.55%) PingFederate
13 4 (0.44%) Consul
13 4 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.22%) Salt
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
15 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 200 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 162 (17.84%) Google
3 76 (8.37%) Oracle
4 65 (7.16%) VMware
5 43 (4.74%) SAP
6 41 (4.52%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (2.53%) IBM
9 20 (2.20%) Cloudera
10 18 (1.98%) Hortonworks
11 14 (1.54%) Informatica
12 13 (1.43%) Cisco
12 13 (1.43%) Databricks
12 13 (1.43%) Okta
13 12 (1.32%) SaltStack
14 11 (1.21%) StreamSets
14 11 (1.21%) Teradata
15 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.55%) Lets Encrypt
17 4 (0.44%) Cognizant