Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 331 331
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 32 33 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29 32 20
North West median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +38.89% -33.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £37,125 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,500 £72,500 £70,125
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%

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 12,211 11,961 11,492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.71% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,786 10,090 9,598
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +16 26 £66,000 +5.60% 12
Cheshire - 5 £55,000 - 2
Merseyside +17 1 - - 1
Cloud Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Cloud Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 25 (78.13%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (62.50%) DevOps
4 14 (43.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (43.75%) Google
4 14 (43.75%) Finance
5 13 (40.63%) Manufacturing
5 13 (40.63%) Open Source
6 12 (37.50%) Migration
7 11 (34.38%) Windows
8 10 (31.25%) Unix
8 10 (31.25%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) Middleware
9 9 (28.13%) VMware
9 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
9 9 (28.13%) Web Services
10 8 (25.00%) SOA
10 8 (25.00%) Hadoop
10 8 (25.00%) Big Data
10 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 8 (25.00%) Public Cloud
11 7 (21.88%) Ansible
11 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (21.88%) Rackspace
11 7 (21.88%) Local Government
11 7 (21.88%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (21.88%) Marketing
11 7 (21.88%) Use Case
11 7 (21.88%) Shell Script

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 3 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 25 (78.13%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (43.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 4 (12.50%) PaaS
5 3 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (9.38%) Office 365
5 3 (9.38%) SaaS
6 2 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) Big Data
2 8 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (6.25%) Data Lake
5 2 (6.25%) DB2
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) GitLab
3 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Manufacturing
3 7 (21.88%) Local Government
3 7 (21.88%) Marketing
3 7 (21.88%) Retail
4 6 (18.75%) Electronics
4 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Middleware
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) .NET
3 6 (18.75%) MSMQ
3 6 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 2 (6.25%) DataPower
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) Tandem
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) FMCG
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Unix
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) DevOps
2 13 (40.63%) Open Source
3 12 (37.50%) Migration
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) SOA
6 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (21.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.88%) UML
6 7 (21.88%) Use Case
7 6 (18.75%) Analytics
7 6 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (18.75%) Machine Learning
7 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (12.50%) ERP
9 4 (12.50%) IT Strategy
9 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 2 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
3 6 (18.75%) C++
3 6 (18.75%) Go
3 6 (18.75%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Ansible
2 6 (18.75%) Mesos
2 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
3 5 (15.63%) Marathon
3 5 (15.63%) Puppet
3 5 (15.63%) rkt
4 2 (6.25%) Ambari
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.13%) Packer
5 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Google
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Rackspace
4 6 (18.75%) SAP
5 4 (12.50%) Hortonworks
5 4 (12.50%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Capita
7 2 (6.25%) Hitachi
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) Talend