Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £78,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 564 760
Rank change year-on-year +95 +196 +173
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,079 804 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.48% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 743 651 418
UK median annual salary £78,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% +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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 17 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 21 June 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
England +67 963 £80,000 +6.67% 109
London +52 496 £85,000 +3.03% 67
UK excluding London +55 475 £72,500 +7.41% 52
South East +62 178 £75,000 +7.14% 16
North of England -12 109 £68,750 +5.77% 9
Midlands +42 72 £72,500 +16.00% 7
North West +3 67 £72,500 +11.54% 7
West Midlands +28 57 £77,500 +24.00% 5
East of England +34 49 £72,500 +5.84% 6
Scotland -2 40 £70,000 - 8
Yorkshire -21 37 £65,000 - 2
South West -30 32 £75,000 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +18 20 £72,500 - 2
Channel Islands - 6 £75,000 -
North East -19 5 £70,000 -
Wales - 4 £62,500 - 1
Northern Ireland -3 2 £65,000 +36.84% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 694 (64.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 663 (61.45%) Amazon AWS
3 319 (29.56%) Microsoft
4 310 (28.73%) PaaS
5 275 (25.49%) IaaS
6 260 (24.10%) DevOps
7 247 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
8 240 (22.24%) Presales
9 229 (21.22%) Migration
10 223 (20.67%) Google
11 216 (20.02%) Finance
12 205 (19.00%) VMware
13 198 (18.35%) Google Cloud Platform
14 173 (16.03%) SaaS
15 166 (15.38%) Public Cloud
16 163 (15.11%) Data Centre
17 139 (12.88%) TOGAF
18 138 (12.79%) PowerShell
19 137 (12.70%) Linux
20 134 (12.42%) Windows
21 123 (11.40%) Oracle
21 123 (11.40%) Degree
22 115 (10.66%) Python
23 113 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
24 112 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
24 112 (10.38%) Ansible
25 107 (9.92%) SQL
26 104 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
27 103 (9.55%) Puppet
28 102 (9.45%) Docker

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 46 (4.26%) OpenStack
2 38 (3.52%) Apache Spark
3 32 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (1.58%) SAS
5 17 (1.58%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 15 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.83%) IIS
9 8 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.65%) Confluence
11 6 (0.56%) Apache
11 6 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.37%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.28%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (0.83%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.46%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.46%) Unica
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 694 (64.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 663 (61.45%) Amazon AWS
3 310 (28.73%) PaaS
4 275 (25.49%) IaaS
5 198 (18.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 173 (16.03%) SaaS
7 78 (7.23%) IBM Cloud
8 76 (7.04%) Serverless
9 72 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
10 68 (6.30%) Office 365
11 41 (3.80%) Amazon S3
12 34 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 26 (2.41%) OpenShift
14 25 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (1.95%) Amazon Kinesis
16 20 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
17 16 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
18 15 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.47%) Firewall
2 52 (4.82%) WAN
3 51 (4.73%) LAN
4 44 (4.08%) Wireless
5 26 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 22 (2.04%) DNS
6 22 (2.04%) SAN
7 21 (1.95%) VPN
8 16 (1.48%) Network Security
9 13 (1.20%) DMZ
10 12 (1.11%) NAS
11 11 (1.02%) Internet
12 10 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (0.65%) VSAN
14 5 (0.46%) DHCP
14 5 (0.46%) MPLS
14 5 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.37%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.37%) Intranet
15 4 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.88%) Big Data
3 49 (4.54%) Hadoop
4 36 (3.34%) Oracle Database
5 34 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 32 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 26 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
11 20 (1.85%) HBase
12 19 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (1.76%) Sqoop
13 18 (1.67%) Amazon QuickSight
13 18 (1.67%) DB2
13 18 (1.67%) Impala
13 18 (1.67%) Parquet
14 17 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 75 (6.95%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.28%) Visual Studio
3 53 (4.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 46 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.74%) JIRA
7 8 (0.74%) Subversion
8 5 (0.46%) GitLab
8 5 (0.46%) Maven
8 5 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.28%) CF BOSH
11 2 (0.19%) Gatling
11 2 (0.19%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.19%) MSI
11 2 (0.19%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 216 (20.02%) Finance
2 79 (7.32%) Marketing
3 66 (6.12%) Retail
4 57 (5.28%) Banking
5 49 (4.54%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.89%) Manufacturing
7 36 (3.34%) Publishing
8 32 (2.97%) German Language
9 26 (2.41%) Italian Language
10 21 (1.95%) Local Government
11 20 (1.85%) Legal
12 8 (0.74%) Electronics
12 8 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.65%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Games
15 4 (0.37%) French Language
15 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
16 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.62%) .NET
1 93 (8.62%) Middleware
1 93 (8.62%) Web Services
2 60 (5.56%) JSON
3 38 (3.52%) Node.js
4 29 (2.69%) Spring
5 28 (2.59%) Kafka
6 20 (1.85%) REST
7 19 (1.76%) Java EE
8 18 (1.67%) Apache Avro
9 17 (1.58%) ASP.NET
9 17 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (1.58%) HTML
9 17 (1.58%) Spring Boot
10 12 (1.11%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.11%) Spring Cloud
11 11 (1.02%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.02%) Hibernate
12 10 (0.93%) CSS
12 10 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 166 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 163 (15.11%) Data Centre
3 102 (9.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 72 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 55 (5.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 45 (4.17%) Private Cloud
7 44 (4.08%) Cloud Native
8 40 (3.71%) Computer Science
9 39 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (3.43%) Management Information System
11 29 (2.69%) CESG
12 26 (2.41%) EMC VMAX
13 21 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (1.48%) Blog
15 16 (1.48%) DataPower
16 12 (1.11%) Clustering
17 11 (1.02%) Driving Licence
17 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (12.70%) Linux
2 134 (12.42%) Windows
3 37 (3.43%) Unix
4 31 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.48%) AIX
7 16 (1.48%) HPUX
7 16 (1.48%) Solaris
8 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.46%) VMS
11 4 (0.37%) Android
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.28%) CentOS
12 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (24.10%) DevOps
2 247 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (22.24%) Presales
4 229 (21.22%) Migration
5 139 (12.88%) TOGAF
6 113 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 94 (8.71%) Analytics
8 94 (8.71%) Open Source
9 92 (8.53%) Microservices
10 87 (8.06%) Project Management
11 83 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 66 (6.12%) Service Delivery
13 64 (5.93%) Security Architecture
14 63 (5.84%) Information Security
15 61 (5.65%) IT Strategy
16 60 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
16 60 (5.56%) SOA
17 58 (5.38%) Scrum
18 57 (5.28%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 138 (12.79%) PowerShell
2 115 (10.66%) Python
3 107 (9.92%) SQL
4 99 (9.18%) Java
5 70 (6.49%) C#
6 37 (3.43%) Go
7 31 (2.87%) Ruby
8 26 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.41%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.39%) PHP
10 14 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.02%) Scala
12 9 (0.83%) C
12 9 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.65%) ABAP
13 7 (0.65%) C++
14 5 (0.46%) VB
15 4 (0.37%) VBScript
16 3 (0.28%) Perl
17 2 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 123 (11.40%) Degree
2 81 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (7.41%) MCSE
4 65 (6.02%) Security Cleared
5 43 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (3.89%) SC Cleared
7 39 (3.61%) AWS Certification
8 31 (2.87%) CCNA
8 31 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (2.69%) CCIE
9 29 (2.69%) CCIE Service Provider
10 27 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (2.41%) CCIE Data Center
11 26 (2.41%) EMC Certification
12 25 (2.32%) CISSP
13 23 (2.13%) VCDX
14 22 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (1.95%) CISM
15 21 (1.95%) MCSA
15 21 (1.95%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (5.10%) GCP
3 37 (3.43%) QA
4 31 (2.87%) PCI DSS
5 29 (2.69%) COBIT
6 13 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.20%) JSP 440
6 13 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.46%) GDPR
7 5 (0.46%) SLA
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.093%) Val IT
System Software
1 104 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (9.45%) Docker
3 80 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 59 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.24%) VMware NSX
6 21 (1.95%) Apache Flume
7 19 (1.76%) vSphere
8 18 (1.67%) HDFS
9 13 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.74%) vCloud
12 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.56%) XenApp
14 5 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.19%) Varnish
16 1 (0.093%) Squid
Systems Management
1 112 (10.38%) Ansible
2 103 (9.55%) Puppet
3 79 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (5.65%) Kubernetes
5 36 (3.34%) Terraform
6 20 (1.85%) Oozie
7 18 (1.67%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 15 (1.39%) Salt
10 12 (1.11%) Packer
10 12 (1.11%) SCCM
11 8 (0.74%) Mesos
11 8 (0.74%) vRealize
12 6 (0.56%) CASB
13 5 (0.46%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.37%) Marathon
14 4 (0.37%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.28%) Consul
15 3 (0.28%) Rancher
15 3 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 319 (29.56%) Microsoft
2 223 (20.67%) Google
3 205 (19.00%) VMware
4 123 (11.40%) Oracle
5 100 (9.27%) Cisco
6 99 (9.18%) IBM
7 61 (5.65%) SAP
8 48 (4.45%) NetApp
9 47 (4.36%) Citrix
9 47 (4.36%) Dell
9 47 (4.36%) EMC
10 37 (3.43%) F5
10 37 (3.43%) HP
10 37 (3.43%) Red Hat
11 31 (2.87%) Hitachi
11 31 (2.87%) Splunk
12 25 (2.32%) Rackspace
13 18 (1.67%) Hortonworks
14 17 (1.58%) Juniper
15 13 (1.20%) Salesforce.com