Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for an AWS Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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

Amazon Web Services Architect
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 469 714 673
Rank change year-on-year +245 -41 +209
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Architect 292 321 493
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 299 310 428
Median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +11.11%
10th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £150,250 £127,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 59,437 120,857 145,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.61% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,317 97,819 117,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

AWS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Architect in the UK

AWS Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for AWS Architect in the UK

AWS Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing AWS Architect over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for AWS Architect in the UK

AWS Architect
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 15 January 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
England +256 280 £87,500 -2.78% 33
London +145 177 £95,000 +2.70% 17
UK excluding London +229 95 £75,000 +7.14% 17
Work from Home -20 51 £75,000 -6.25% 4
North of England +110 36 £70,000 +5.66% 8
South East +179 25 £75,000 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +63 22 £75,000 +15.38% 3
East of England +110 15 £78,500 +4.67% 1
Midlands +93 11 £77,500 -11.43% 2
North West +87 10 £70,000 -12.50% 5
West Midlands +88 8 £81,250 +13.64% 2
Scotland +55 7 £70,000 -9.68% 2
South West +77 5 £75,000 -6.25% 1
North East +24 4 £66,250 +5.16%
East Midlands +55 3 £75,000 -16.67%
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -

AWS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, AWS 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 featuring AWS Architect in the job title.

1 273 (93.49%) AWS
2 131 (44.86%) Microservices
3 128 (43.84%) Azure
4 113 (38.70%) Java
5 109 (37.33%) DevOps
6 104 (35.62%) Docker
7 102 (34.93%) Python
8 101 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (31.16%) Kubernetes
10 81 (27.74%) GCP
11 80 (27.40%) Finance
12 67 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
13 57 (19.52%) Web Services
14 55 (18.84%) SQL
15 53 (18.15%) Google
16 51 (17.47%) PaaS
17 50 (17.12%) Serverless
18 48 (16.44%) Amazon Redshift
19 47 (16.10%) Domain-Driven Design
20 44 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
20 44 (15.07%) Scrum
21 43 (14.73%) SQL Server
22 41 (14.04%) Public Cloud
23 40 (13.70%) Migration
24 39 (13.36%) Banking
24 39 (13.36%) AWS Lambda
24 39 (13.36%) Cloud Native
24 39 (13.36%) Infrastructure as Code
25 38 (13.01%) Fintech
25 38 (13.01%) Terraform

AWS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (12.33%) Apache
2 21 (7.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (5.14%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.79%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.79%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.42%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.05%) CMS
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 273 (93.49%) AWS
2 128 (43.84%) Azure
3 81 (27.74%) GCP
4 51 (17.47%) PaaS
5 50 (17.12%) Serverless
6 39 (13.36%) AWS Lambda
7 33 (11.30%) Amazon ECS
8 31 (10.62%) Apigee
9 27 (9.25%) SaaS
10 23 (7.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (7.53%) OpenShift
12 21 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (7.19%) Amazon S3
13 20 (6.85%) IaaS
14 19 (6.51%) IBM Cloud
15 18 (6.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (6.16%) Amazon ELB
15 18 (6.16%) Route 53
16 17 (5.82%) AWS CloudTrail
17 13 (4.45%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) Firewall
2 3 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) DNS
3 2 (0.68%) LAN
3 2 (0.68%) SSL
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.34%) Network Security
4 1 (0.34%) NGN
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (16.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 43 (14.73%) SQL Server
4 38 (13.01%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (10.96%) MySQL
6 19 (6.51%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (5.14%) NoSQL
8 13 (4.45%) Data Lake
9 11 (3.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.77%) Big Data
10 10 (3.42%) Amazon Athena
11 9 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (2.74%) Snowflake Schema
13 7 (2.40%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.71%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.71%) Blockchain
14 5 (1.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 36 (12.33%) Jenkins
2 27 (9.25%) GitLab
3 26 (8.90%) Artifactory
4 20 (6.85%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.03%) JIRA
6 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.68%) Pylint
6 2 (0.68%) Selenium
6 2 (0.68%) Sourcetree
7 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.34%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.34%) ERwin
7 1 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.34%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (27.40%) Finance
2 39 (13.36%) Banking
3 26 (8.90%) Back Office
4 16 (5.48%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.08%) Retail
6 6 (2.05%) Front Office
7 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.71%) Military
8 4 (1.37%) Advertising
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.52%) Web Services
2 31 (10.62%) gRPC
3 28 (9.59%) OAuth
4 26 (8.90%) GraphQL
4 26 (8.90%) Swagger
5 22 (7.53%) .NET
6 20 (6.85%) Kafka
7 19 (6.51%) React
8 18 (6.16%) Spring
9 17 (5.82%) Apollo GraphQL
9 17 (5.82%) Node.js
9 17 (5.82%) REST
10 16 (5.48%) Spring Boot
11 15 (5.14%) .NET Core
12 14 (4.79%) Java EE
12 14 (4.79%) Spring Cloud
13 11 (3.77%) WebSockets
14 9 (3.08%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.74%) ASP.NET
16 6 (2.05%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.04%) Public Cloud
2 39 (13.36%) Cloud Native
3 32 (10.96%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.05%) Derivative
6 6 (2.05%) Equities
6 6 (2.05%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.71%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.37%) Social Media
9 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.34%) FMCG
11 1 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.05%) Linux
1 6 (2.05%) Windows
2 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.34%) Unix
2 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (44.86%) Microservices
2 109 (37.33%) DevOps
3 101 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (16.10%) Domain-Driven Design
5 44 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (15.07%) Scrum
6 40 (13.70%) Migration
7 39 (13.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 38 (13.01%) Asset Management
8 38 (13.01%) Fintech
9 37 (12.67%) Technology Roadmap
10 36 (12.33%) Mentoring
11 35 (11.99%) Software Engineering
12 32 (10.96%) Investment Management
12 32 (10.96%) Thought Leadership
13 29 (9.93%) Open Source
14 27 (9.25%) Re-Platforming
15 24 (8.22%) Machine Learning
15 24 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 113 (38.70%) Java
2 102 (34.93%) Python
3 55 (18.84%) SQL
4 28 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.51%) C#
6 10 (3.42%) C
7 9 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.08%) Ruby
8 8 (2.74%) PHP
9 6 (2.05%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.71%) Scala
11 2 (0.68%) Go
12 1 (0.34%) C++
12 1 (0.34%) Java 8
12 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (10.62%) Sun Certification
2 28 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 27 (9.25%) AWS Certification
4 23 (7.88%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.16%) Degree
6 11 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.37%) CISSP
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.34%) CCDA
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
10 1 (0.34%) CISM
10 1 (0.34%) GSEC
10 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.45%) NIST
2 3 (1.03%) GDPR
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 104 (35.62%) Docker
2 3 (1.03%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 91 (31.16%) Kubernetes
2 38 (13.01%) Terraform
3 4 (1.37%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Consul
5 1 (0.34%) Istio
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (18.15%) Google
2 24 (8.22%) SAP
3 21 (7.19%) Red Hat
4 20 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 19 (6.51%) IBM
6 9 (3.08%) Databricks
7 7 (2.40%) Oracle
8 5 (1.71%) Guidewire
9 4 (1.37%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.03%) Talend
11 2 (0.68%) Alibaba
11 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.68%) VMware
12 1 (0.34%) EXASOL
12 1 (0.34%) Informatica
12 1 (0.34%) Juniper
12 1 (0.34%) Meraki
12 1 (0.34%) Okta
12 1 (0.34%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.34%) TIBCO