Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Cloud Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 680 785
Rank change year-on-year +109 +105 +204
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 770 619 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 595 496 471
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £69,713 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.41% +7.69% -

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +69 689 £75,000 - 82
London +48 408 £82,500 +3.13% 31
UK excluding London +51 278 £69,713 -0.41% 54
South East 0 118 £75,000 +3.45% 7
North of England +43 83 £67,000 +3.08% 23
Yorkshire +50 44 £65,000 - 5
North West 0 39 £67,000 -0.74% 18
Midlands +16 27 £61,250 -5.77% 14
West Midlands +7 24 £57,500 -10.16% 11
East of England +9 23 £75,000 +25.00% 1
South West -10 21 £70,000 +7.69% 6
Scotland -23 5 £72,500 +20.83% 2
East Midlands +41 3 £67,500 -15.63% 3
Wales - 3 £54,000 -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 496 (64.42%) Amazon AWS
2 491 (63.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (27.79%) IaaS
4 210 (27.27%) PaaS
5 202 (26.23%) DevOps
5 202 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 179 (23.25%) Migration
7 177 (22.99%) Google
8 176 (22.86%) Finance
9 166 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
10 158 (20.52%) SaaS
11 139 (18.05%) Public Cloud
12 135 (17.53%) TOGAF
13 130 (16.88%) Presales
14 123 (15.97%) VMware
14 123 (15.97%) Java
15 107 (13.90%) Web Services
16 105 (13.64%) Puppet
17 101 (13.12%) Google Cloud Platform
18 100 (12.99%) Opscode Chef
19 98 (12.73%) Microservices
20 96 (12.47%) Hybrid Cloud
21 94 (12.21%) .NET
21 94 (12.21%) Docker
22 92 (11.95%) Windows
23 88 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
24 86 (11.17%) Degree
24 86 (11.17%) SQL
25 85 (11.04%) Python
25 85 (11.04%) Big Data

Cloud 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 52 (6.75%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.94%) OpenStack
3 19 (2.47%) IIS
4 17 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (1.56%) Apache
5 12 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.04%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.91%) Confluence
9 7 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.52%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.52%) CMS
12 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Infor CloudSuite
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.65%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.52%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 496 (64.42%) Amazon AWS
2 491 (63.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (27.79%) IaaS
4 210 (27.27%) PaaS
5 158 (20.52%) SaaS
6 101 (13.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 79 (10.26%) Office 365
8 48 (6.23%) Cloud Computing
8 48 (6.23%) IBM Cloud
9 35 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 30 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (3.77%) Bluemix
12 20 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (2.21%) G Suite
14 16 (2.08%) Serverless
14 16 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (1.95%) Sumo Logic
16 14 (1.82%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.82%) Force.com
17 13 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.23%) DNS
1 48 (6.23%) Firewall
2 32 (4.16%) WAN
3 29 (3.77%) VPN
4 24 (3.12%) Internet
5 20 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.21%) LAN
6 17 (2.21%) Network Security
7 13 (1.69%) SAN
8 12 (1.56%) HTTP
9 10 (1.30%) IPsec
10 8 (1.04%) DHCP
11 7 (0.91%) IPv6
11 7 (0.91%) SSL
12 6 (0.78%) Wireless
13 5 (0.65%) BGP
13 5 (0.65%) ICMP
13 5 (0.65%) IPv4
13 5 (0.65%) Multicast
13 5 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.04%) Big Data
2 71 (9.22%) SQL Server
3 58 (7.53%) Hadoop
4 42 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 35 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 31 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (3.90%) MySQL
9 26 (3.38%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.86%) Redis
11 19 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (2.08%) Apache Hive
12 16 (2.08%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.95%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.78%) BigQuery
15 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.65%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.65%) Neo4j
16 5 (0.65%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 71 (9.22%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.17%) Hudson
5 9 (1.17%) JIRA
5 9 (1.17%) Subversion
6 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.39%) GitLab
9 3 (0.39%) NUnit
10 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.26%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.13%) Maven
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 176 (22.86%) Finance
2 47 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 44 (5.71%) Banking
4 43 (5.58%) Marketing
5 41 (5.32%) Telecoms
6 39 (5.06%) Billing
7 37 (4.81%) Retail
8 31 (4.03%) Electronics
9 22 (2.86%) Legal
10 14 (1.82%) Local Government
11 6 (0.78%) Games
12 5 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Back Office
14 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (13.90%) Web Services
2 94 (12.21%) .NET
3 43 (5.58%) Middleware
4 32 (4.16%) RabbitMQ
5 22 (2.86%) JSON
5 22 (2.86%) MSMQ
6 21 (2.73%) Node.js
7 18 (2.34%) RESTful
8 15 (1.95%) HTML
9 13 (1.69%) CSS
9 13 (1.69%) Hibernate
9 13 (1.69%) REST
10 12 (1.56%) XML
11 9 (1.17%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.04%) J2EE
12 8 (1.04%) Java EE
12 8 (1.04%) WCF
13 7 (0.91%) jQuery
14 6 (0.78%) JDBC
14 6 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (18.05%) Public Cloud
2 96 (12.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 81 (10.52%) Data Centre
4 66 (8.57%) Private Cloud
5 59 (7.66%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (5.06%) Computer Science
7 36 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (3.77%) Management Information System
9 24 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
11 21 (2.73%) PKI
12 16 (2.08%) CESG
13 13 (1.69%) Virtual Team
14 10 (1.30%) Mainframe
15 8 (1.04%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 7 (0.91%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.91%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.95%) Windows
2 60 (7.79%) Linux
3 49 (6.36%) Unix
4 18 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.65%) CentOS
8 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Debian
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (26.23%) DevOps
2 179 (23.25%) Migration
3 166 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (17.53%) TOGAF
5 130 (16.88%) Presales
6 98 (12.73%) Microservices
7 88 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 64 (8.31%) Analytics
9 62 (8.05%) Project Management
10 59 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (7.40%) SOA
13 54 (7.01%) Information Security
13 54 (7.01%) ITIL
14 53 (6.88%) High Availability
15 48 (6.23%) IT Strategy
15 48 (6.23%) SDLC
16 47 (6.10%) Open Source
17 41 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 123 (15.97%) Java
2 86 (11.17%) SQL
3 85 (11.04%) Python
4 51 (6.62%) C#
5 50 (6.49%) C++
6 37 (4.81%) JavaScript
7 32 (4.16%) Go
8 30 (3.90%) PHP
9 28 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 26 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.38%) Ruby
11 13 (1.69%) Scala
12 10 (1.30%) Perl
13 9 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.91%) C
15 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.26%) VB
16 1 (0.13%) R
16 1 (0.13%) Rust
16 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (11.17%) Degree
2 35 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.64%) CISSP
5 19 (2.47%) MCSE
6 18 (2.34%) CISM
7 17 (2.21%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.95%) ISSAP
9 14 (1.82%) CCNP
10 13 (1.69%) GIAC
11 12 (1.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (1.56%) CCNA
12 11 (1.43%) CCIE
13 10 (1.30%) CCDA
13 10 (1.30%) CCDP
14 9 (1.17%) MCSA
14 9 (1.17%) MCSD
15 8 (1.04%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.91%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.78%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 26 (3.38%) COBIT
3 24 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.86%) QA
5 20 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (2.08%) GCP
6 16 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (2.08%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.65%) SLA
8 3 (0.39%) GDPR
8 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 94 (12.21%) Docker
2 77 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 65 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.91%) vCloud
6 6 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.65%) HDFS
8 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.52%) XenApp
9 3 (0.39%) vSphere
10 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.26%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) Varnish
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 105 (13.64%) Puppet
2 100 (12.99%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (9.61%) Ansible
4 61 (7.92%) Kubernetes
5 45 (5.84%) Terraform
6 43 (5.58%) Mesos
7 11 (1.43%) rkt
8 9 (1.17%) Marathon
9 7 (0.91%) Consul
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.52%) SCCM
11 3 (0.39%) Nagios
11 3 (0.39%) Salt
11 3 (0.39%) SCOM
11 3 (0.39%) vRealize
12 2 (0.26%) Ambari
12 2 (0.26%) Packer
12 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 202 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 177 (22.99%) Google
3 123 (15.97%) VMware
4 77 (10.00%) SAP
5 67 (8.70%) Oracle
6 46 (5.97%) IBM
7 33 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (4.03%) Citrix
9 28 (3.64%) Cisco
9 28 (3.64%) HP
10 26 (3.38%) Splunk
11 21 (2.73%) Rackspace
12 19 (2.47%) ServiceNow
13 18 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.43%) Dell
14 11 (1.43%) RightScale
14 11 (1.43%) Workday
15 10 (1.30%) NetApp
16 8 (1.04%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.04%) Juniper