Period
to 1 October 2020

The median annual salary for an AWS Architect was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 426 696 756
Rank change year-on-year +270 +60 +174
Permanent jobs requiring an AWS Architect 276 403 444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 252 324 412
Median annual salary £110,000 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £134,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £74,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -

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 45,536 134,268 158,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.73% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 37,341 106,950 128,076
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for AWS Architect in the UK

AWS Architect
Top 15 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 1 October 2020. 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 +278 267 £110,000 +22.22% 40
London +169 202 £115,000 +21.05% 22
UK excluding London +334 69 £70,000 -5.41% 22
North of England +194 32 £66,500 -12.79% 3
Yorkshire +163 25 £65,000 -7.80%
Work from Home +59 14 £70,000 -23.29% 6
South East +231 13 £75,000 +7.14% 2
South West +149 8 £82,500 +12.24% 2
East of England +144 7 £72,500 -3.33% 4
Scotland +105 7 £70,000 - 5
Midlands +136 6 £80,000 - 6
West Midlands +107 6 £80,000 +23.08% 2
North West +117 4 £70,000 -9.68% 3
North East +31 3 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland +17 1 - -

AWS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 259 (93.84%) AWS
2 153 (55.43%) Finance
3 140 (50.72%) Web Services
4 139 (50.36%) Microservices
5 135 (48.91%) Java
6 123 (44.57%) Azure
7 120 (43.48%) Asset Management
8 112 (40.58%) Python
8 112 (40.58%) GCP
9 107 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (38.04%) DevOps
11 102 (36.96%) Hedge funds
11 102 (36.96%) Investment Management
12 89 (32.25%) Google
13 87 (31.52%) Docker
14 85 (30.80%) Kubernetes
15 74 (26.81%) Banking
16 73 (26.45%) SQL
17 71 (25.72%) Migration
18 67 (24.28%) Serverless
19 66 (23.91%) Front Office
20 65 (23.55%) JavaScript
21 64 (23.19%) Jenkins
22 63 (22.83%) Mentoring
22 63 (22.83%) Technology Roadmap
23 61 (22.10%) SQL Server
24 60 (21.74%) Software Engineering
24 60 (21.74%) Fintech
25 59 (21.38%) AWS Lambda
25 59 (21.38%) PostgreSQL

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 55 (19.93%) Apache
2 28 (10.14%) WebSphere
3 16 (5.80%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.54%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) Confluence
7 2 (0.72%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 259 (93.84%) AWS
2 123 (44.57%) Azure
3 112 (40.58%) GCP
4 67 (24.28%) Serverless
5 59 (21.38%) AWS Lambda
6 55 (19.93%) Amazon ECS
7 54 (19.57%) Apigee
8 40 (14.49%) PaaS
9 29 (10.51%) SaaS
10 22 (7.97%) IaaS
11 20 (7.25%) OpenShift
12 14 (5.07%) IBM Cloud
13 13 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (2.90%) Amazon S3
15 8 (2.90%) GitHub
16 7 (2.54%) Office 365
17 5 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 4 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) Firewall
2 3 (1.09%) DNS
3 2 (0.72%) LAN
3 2 (0.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) NGN
4 1 (0.36%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.10%) SQL Server
2 59 (21.38%) MySQL
2 59 (21.38%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (21.01%) Amazon Redshift
3 58 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (6.52%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.62%) Big Data
6 7 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.54%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.81%) Blockchain
8 5 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.09%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.09%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.09%) Flink
10 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 64 (23.19%) Jenkins
2 58 (21.01%) Artifactory
3 53 (19.20%) GitLab
4 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.72%) JIRA
5 2 (0.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.36%) Gradle
6 1 (0.36%) JUnit
6 1 (0.36%) Pylint
6 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.36%) Sourcetree
6 1 (0.36%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 153 (55.43%) Finance
2 74 (26.81%) Banking
3 66 (23.91%) Front Office
4 52 (18.84%) Back Office
5 9 (3.26%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.17%) Legal
7 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Retail
9 2 (0.72%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (50.72%) Web Services
2 57 (20.65%) OAuth
3 54 (19.57%) gRPC
3 54 (19.57%) React
4 53 (19.20%) .NET
5 52 (18.84%) AngularJS
5 52 (18.84%) Swagger
6 45 (16.30%) .NET Core
7 44 (15.94%) ASP.NET
7 44 (15.94%) Vue.js
8 38 (13.77%) ASP.NET Core
9 28 (10.14%) Node.js
10 16 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (5.07%) Spring
12 13 (4.71%) Spring Boot
13 12 (4.35%) Java EE
13 12 (4.35%) Kafka
13 12 (4.35%) Spring Cloud
14 9 (3.26%) Laravel
15 7 (2.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (36.96%) Hedge funds
2 51 (18.48%) Derivative
3 50 (18.12%) Fixed Income
4 44 (15.94%) Equities
5 38 (13.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (11.96%) Public Cloud
7 32 (11.59%) Cloud Native
8 9 (3.26%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.90%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.17%) Blog
10 6 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.81%) Reinsurance
12 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (1.09%) Social Media
14 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.35%) Linux
2 7 (2.54%) Windows
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.36%) Unix
4 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (50.36%) Microservices
2 120 (43.48%) Asset Management
3 107 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (38.04%) DevOps
5 102 (36.96%) Investment Management
6 71 (25.72%) Migration
7 63 (22.83%) Mentoring
7 63 (22.83%) Technology Roadmap
8 60 (21.74%) Fintech
8 60 (21.74%) Software Engineering
9 36 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
10 34 (12.32%) Scrum
11 25 (9.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (8.33%) Data Architecture
12 23 (8.33%) Open Source
13 22 (7.97%) Information Security
13 22 (7.97%) Thought Leadership
14 20 (7.25%) TOGAF
15 19 (6.88%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 135 (48.91%) Java
2 112 (40.58%) Python
3 73 (26.45%) SQL
4 65 (23.55%) JavaScript
5 48 (17.39%) C#
6 14 (5.07%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.35%) Ruby
9 9 (3.26%) C
9 9 (3.26%) C++
9 9 (3.26%) PHP
10 6 (2.17%) R
11 4 (1.45%) Scala
12 3 (1.09%) Erlang
13 2 (0.72%) ES6
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Korn
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (19.57%) Sun Certification
2 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.33%) AWS Certification
4 21 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.52%) Degree
6 6 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.36%) CCDA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) CISSP
8 1 (0.36%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.36%) VCDX
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (1.45%) NIST
2 4 (1.45%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 87 (31.52%) Docker
2 3 (1.09%) HDFS
2 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (30.80%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.43%) Terraform
3 9 (3.26%) Ansible
4 4 (1.45%) Puppet
5 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Istio
6 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (32.25%) Google
2 20 (7.25%) SAP
3 16 (5.80%) Informatica
4 15 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.07%) IBM
6 12 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 9 (3.26%) Oracle
8 5 (1.81%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.09%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.09%) VMware
10 2 (0.72%) Confluent
10 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.72%) Splunk
11 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.36%) Cisco
11 1 (0.36%) Juniper
11 1 (0.36%) Meraki
11 1 (0.36%) RightScale
11 1 (0.36%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.36%) TIBCO