Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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

Cloud Architect
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 235 435
Rank change year-on-year -107 +200 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 113 52 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.65% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.68% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 91 36 63
10th Percentile £61,250 £59,000 £58,250
25th Percentile £79,375 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £72,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +3.23%
75th Percentile £95,000 £89,063 £92,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £96,250 £103,000
England median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,238 7,656 24,753
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.48% 96.01% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,432 6,363 20,449
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,750 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% +5.77% +4.00%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the South East

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in the South East.

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the South East

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the South East

Cloud Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Thames Valley -45 54 £85,000 -8.11% 3
Berkshire -40 42 £88,750 -5.33% 3
East Sussex -42 16 £95,000 +46.15% 1
Surrey -55 15 £87,500 +34.62% 3
Hampshire -115 8 £82,500 +22.22% 2
West Sussex -22 7 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -47 7 £85,000 +13.33%
Oxfordshire - 5 £85,000 -
Kent -34 2 £85,000 -
Cloud Architect
England

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 South East region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 74 (65.49%) AWS
2 60 (53.10%) Azure
3 32 (28.32%) Microsoft
4 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (25.66%) DevOps
6 28 (24.78%) Migration
7 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
7 24 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (19.47%) Docker
8 22 (19.47%) Microservices
9 21 (18.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (18.58%) Terraform
10 20 (17.70%) Finance
11 19 (16.81%) Ansible
12 18 (15.93%) Presales
12 18 (15.93%) PaaS
13 17 (15.04%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (15.04%) SaaS
13 17 (15.04%) GCP
13 17 (15.04%) IaaS
14 16 (14.16%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (14.16%) Relational Database
14 16 (14.16%) Public Cloud
14 16 (14.16%) VMware
15 15 (13.27%) SDLC
15 15 (13.27%) Social Skills
16 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (12.39%) SQL
17 13 (11.50%) C#
17 13 (11.50%) Linux

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (65.49%) AWS
2 60 (53.10%) Azure
3 18 (15.93%) PaaS
4 17 (15.04%) GCP
4 17 (15.04%) IaaS
4 17 (15.04%) SaaS
5 9 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.42%) Force.com
6 5 (4.42%) Heroku
6 5 (4.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (3.54%) Apigee
7 4 (3.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (3.54%) Azure Key Vault
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.65%) Serverless
9 2 (1.77%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (1.77%) GitHub
9 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.88%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Firewall
2 4 (3.54%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.85%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.08%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.31%) Big Data
5 6 (5.31%) Data Lake
5 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.31%) OLAP
6 4 (3.54%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) JIRA
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.88%) Terragrunt
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Social Skills
3 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.31%) Law
6 5 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.54%) Automotive
7 4 (3.54%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.65%) Banking
8 3 (2.65%) Police
8 3 (2.65%) Retail
9 2 (1.77%) Billing
9 2 (1.77%) Electronics
10 1 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) RESTful
2 11 (9.73%) .NET
3 9 (7.96%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) .NET Core
5 6 (5.31%) HTML5
5 6 (5.31%) Velocity
6 5 (4.42%) Web Services
7 4 (3.54%) ARM Templates
7 4 (3.54%) React
8 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.65%) CSS
8 3 (2.65%) Node.js
8 3 (2.65%) Vue.js
9 2 (1.77%) REST
10 1 (0.88%) Kafka
10 1 (0.88%) OAuth
10 1 (0.88%) OpenID
10 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (14.16%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.96%) Cloud Native
4 6 (5.31%) User Experience
5 5 (4.42%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.54%) Arduino
6 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.54%) Raspberry Pi
6 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.65%) PKI
8 2 (1.77%) Clustering
8 2 (1.77%) Tandem
9 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.50%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.65%) Android
4 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) DevOps
3 28 (24.78%) Migration
4 24 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (19.47%) Microservices
6 18 (15.93%) Presales
7 17 (15.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (14.16%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (13.27%) SDLC
10 13 (11.50%) Time Management
10 13 (11.50%) TOGAF
11 12 (10.62%) Technical Leadership
12 11 (9.73%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.85%) Artificial Intelligence
13 10 (8.85%) Commercial Awareness
13 10 (8.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 9 (7.96%) Architecture Roadmap
14 9 (7.96%) Information Security
14 9 (7.96%) Scrum
14 9 (7.96%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.39%) SQL
2 13 (11.50%) C#
3 11 (9.73%) Java
4 10 (8.85%) Python
5 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.08%) Apex Code
7 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) COBOL
8 1 (0.88%) Go
8 1 (0.88%) HLASM
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) REXX
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Degree
2 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.65%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) CCNA
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) MCSE
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.65%) SOC 2
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (19.47%) Docker
2 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
2 21 (18.58%) Terraform
3 19 (16.81%) Ansible
4 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.77%) Puppet
5 2 (1.77%) SCCM
6 1 (0.88%) CASB
6 1 (0.88%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 32 (28.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.16%) VMware
3 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.08%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.31%) Google
6 4 (3.54%) Lets Encrypt
6 4 (3.54%) Okta
7 3 (2.65%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.77%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco
9 1 (0.88%) Clearswift
9 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.88%) F5
9 1 (0.88%) IBM
9 1 (0.88%) Nokia
9 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk
9 1 (0.88%) Zerto