Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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

Cloud Architect
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 322 329
Rank change year-on-year +30 +7 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 64 41 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 9
North West median annual salary £75,000 £67,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.94% -0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £51,500 £51,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £92,000 £75,500 £78,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,575 12,648 11,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.67% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9,378 10,184 9,696
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,516 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.98% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the North West

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the North West

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the North West

Cloud Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
Manchester +5 32 £78,750 +17.54% 7
Cheshire +35 25 £60,000 -11.11%
Merseyside +20 7 £77,500 +3.33%
Cloud Architect
England

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 North West region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 39 (60.94%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (34.38%) DevOps
3 22 (34.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (29.69%) Google
4 19 (29.69%) Finance
5 18 (28.13%) VMware
6 17 (26.56%) Degree
7 16 (25.00%) Migration
7 16 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (25.00%) Manufacturing
8 15 (23.44%) Project Management
8 15 (23.44%) SOA
8 15 (23.44%) Retail
8 15 (23.44%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (21.88%) Line Management
9 14 (21.88%) Presales
9 14 (21.88%) Open Source
9 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
9 14 (21.88%) Time Management
9 14 (21.88%) Web Services
9 14 (21.88%) MCSE
9 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (21.88%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (18.75%) IaaS
10 12 (18.75%) PaaS
10 12 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (17.19%) Local Government
11 11 (17.19%) Use Case

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 39 (60.94%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (34.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (18.75%) IaaS
4 12 (18.75%) PaaS
5 9 (14.06%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (7.81%) SaaS
7 2 (3.13%) Office 365
8 1 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) LAN
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
2 2 (3.13%) Broadband
2 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) BGP
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) HSRP
3 1 (1.56%) IPsec
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) VLAN
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Big Data
2 10 (15.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.56%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) GitLab
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 16 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 15 (23.44%) Retail
4 11 (17.19%) Local Government
5 6 (9.38%) Marketing
6 5 (7.81%) Electronics
6 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
7 4 (6.25%) Banking
8 1 (1.56%) Advertising
8 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Web Services
2 11 (17.19%) Middleware
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (6.25%) REST
4 3 (4.69%) Java EE
5 2 (3.13%) MSMQ
5 2 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.13%) Spring
6 1 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.38%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.69%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.56%) Clustering
7 1 (1.56%) Fintech
7 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) CentOS
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) Migration
2 16 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (23.44%) Project Management
3 15 (23.44%) SOA
4 14 (21.88%) Line Management
4 14 (21.88%) Open Source
4 14 (21.88%) Presales
4 14 (21.88%) Time Management
5 12 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (17.19%) Data Science
6 11 (17.19%) UML
6 11 (17.19%) Use Case
7 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (10.94%) Microservices
9 7 (10.94%) TOGAF
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
10 6 (9.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) C++
4 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) Go
5 3 (4.69%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) Citrix Certification
2 14 (21.88%) MCSE
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.56%) CEH
4 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CISM
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) GDPR
2 2 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Docker
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) vCloud
4 1 (1.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Kubernetes
2 7 (10.94%) Ansible
3 4 (6.25%) Grafana
3 4 (6.25%) Kibana
3 4 (6.25%) Marathon
4 2 (3.13%) Mesos
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) rkt
5 1 (1.56%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.56%) SCCM
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Google
2 18 (28.13%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) Rackspace
4 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.81%) SAP
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle
7 3 (4.69%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.56%) Supermicro
8 1 (1.56%) WatchGuard