The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Architect
UK
Rank 495 684 814
Rank change year-on-year +189 +130  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 400 265 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 321 187 98
Median salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £66,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -5.71% +3.70%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cloud Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +188 374 £75,000 - 47
London +153 202 £80,000 - 26
South East +69 71 £70,000 - 5
Berkshire +46 40 £75,000 +7.14% 2
North West +21 40 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Manchester +14 36 £65,000 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire +34 30 £65,000 +4.00% 6
West Yorkshire +32 30 £65,000 +4.00% 6
City of London +62 29 £72,500 -9.37% 5
Leeds +23 29 £65,000 +4.00% 6
West Midlands +13 17 £62,500 -13.79% 3
Surrey +40 16 £70,000 -3.44% 1
Birmingham +3 15 £62,500 -26.47% 1
Reading +37 13 £70,000 +47.36%
Staines -5 13 £70,000 +3.70% 1
South West +14 12 £72,500 +11.53% 1
Slough +24 9 £80,000 -5.88% 1
East of England +24 8 £71,250 -20.83% 1
Oxfordshire +1 8 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Bath -2 8 £72,500 +11.53%
Somerset -12 8 £72,500 +11.53%
Bracknell - 8 £71,250 -
Scotland +27 7 £63,750 -17.74%
Hampshire +27 5 £67,500 -15.62% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £47,500 -
Basingstoke +12 4 £67,500 -15.62% 1
Hertfordshire +10 4 - -
East Midlands +4 4 £75,000 +11.11%
Edinburgh +2 4 £72,500 -6.45%
Watford -10 4 - -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 416 (59.77%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (31.47%) VMware
4 202 (29.02%) Microsoft
5 179 (25.72%) Presales
6 139 (19.97%) Finance
7 138 (19.83%) DevOps
8 134 (19.25%) PaaS
9 128 (18.39%) Migration
10 122 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 114 (16.38%) Web Services
12 113 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
12 113 (16.24%) Data Centre
12 113 (16.24%) IaaS
13 112 (16.09%) Linux
14 108 (15.52%) Hybrid Cloud
15 106 (15.23%) Public Cloud
16 98 (14.08%) Windows
16 98 (14.08%) SQL Server
17 92 (13.22%) SaaS
18 91 (13.07%) Oracle
19 87 (12.50%) Middleware
20 85 (12.21%) Retail
21 84 (12.07%) Google
22 83 (11.93%) Active Directory
23 78 (11.21%) ITIL
23 78 (11.21%) TOGAF
24 75 (10.78%) Java
25 74 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
26 73 (10.49%) SOA

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 54 (7.76%) OpenStack
2 17 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.16%) IIS
4 14 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.44%) Apache
6 8 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.01%) JBoss
7 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.72%) Anypoint
8 5 (0.72%) SAS
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.57%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 71 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.01%) MS Office
3 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.72%) MS Project
5 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.16%) Oracle Financials
1 15 (2.16%) Oracle Retail
1 15 (2.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 11 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 416 (59.77%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (19.25%) PaaS
4 113 (16.24%) IaaS
5 92 (13.22%) SaaS
6 66 (9.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 52 (7.47%) Office 365
8 51 (7.33%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (3.74%) IBM Cloud
10 23 (3.30%) SoftLayer
11 9 (1.29%) Data Lake Analytics
12 8 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.57%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.43%) Force.com
16 3 (0.43%) GitHub
16 3 (0.43%) iPaaS
16 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.76%) WAN
2 54 (7.76%) LAN
3 52 (7.47%) Firewall
4 48 (6.90%) DNS
5 39 (5.60%) SAN
6 34 (4.89%) VPN
7 30 (4.31%) Internet
8 16 (2.30%) DHCP
8 16 (2.30%) Network Security
9 14 (2.01%) MPLS
10 10 (1.44%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.29%) HTTP
11 9 (1.29%) SSL
12 8 (1.15%) VSAN
13 6 (0.86%) IPsec
13 6 (0.86%) IPv6
14 5 (0.72%) Junos
14 5 (0.72%) Skype
15 4 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.33%) Big Data
3 42 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 30 (4.31%) MySQL
5 26 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.58%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.29%) HDInsight
14 9 (1.29%) Power BI
14 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.44%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.43%) NUnit
5 3 (0.43%) Subversion
5 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.29%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.14%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 139 (19.97%) Finance
2 85 (12.21%) Retail
3 50 (7.18%) Manufacturing
4 39 (5.60%) Local Government
4 39 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 35 (5.03%) Banking
6 31 (4.45%) Legal
7 18 (2.59%) Marketing
8 12 (1.72%) Electronics
9 5 (0.72%) Back Office
9 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Billing
10 3 (0.43%) Law
10 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) French Language
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (16.38%) Web Services
2 87 (12.50%) Middleware
3 60 (8.62%) .NET
4 13 (1.87%) SOAP
5 12 (1.72%) REST
6 11 (1.58%) HTML
6 11 (1.58%) Kafka
6 11 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (1.44%) XML
8 9 (1.29%) MDX
8 9 (1.29%) RESTful
9 8 (1.15%) HTML5
10 7 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.86%) CSS
11 6 (0.86%) Java EE
11 6 (0.86%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 108 (15.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 106 (15.23%) Public Cloud
4 49 (7.04%) Private Cloud
5 48 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (5.03%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 24 (3.45%) Clustering
9 16 (2.30%) Driving Licence
10 14 (2.01%) FlexPod
10 14 (2.01%) Internet of Things
11 12 (1.72%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (1.58%) Enterprise Cloud
13 10 (1.44%) Fintech
14 9 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 6 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 6 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
17 5 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.09%) Linux
2 98 (14.08%) Windows
3 40 (5.75%) Unix
4 36 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.58%) CentOS
7 10 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.43%) VMS
11 2 (0.29%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (25.72%) Presales
2 138 (19.83%) DevOps
3 128 (18.39%) Migration
4 113 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (11.21%) ITIL
5 78 (11.21%) TOGAF
6 74 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (10.49%) SOA
8 68 (9.77%) Open Source
9 62 (8.91%) Enterprise Architecture
10 60 (8.62%) IT Strategy
11 59 (8.48%) Use Case
12 58 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
13 54 (7.76%) Scrum
14 51 (7.33%) Technical Architecture
15 47 (6.75%) Load Balancing
16 44 (6.32%) Service Delivery
17 42 (6.03%) UML
18 41 (5.89%) Requirements Analysis
19 40 (5.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (10.78%) Java
2 68 (9.77%) SQL
3 57 (8.19%) PowerShell
3 57 (8.19%) Python
4 37 (5.32%) Ruby
5 27 (3.88%) C#
6 25 (3.59%) Perl
7 21 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.16%) C++
9 14 (2.01%) C
10 11 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (1.29%) PHP
12 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.15%) Scala
14 7 (1.01%) Go
15 4 (0.57%) R
16 3 (0.43%) Groovy
17 1 (0.14%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 46 (6.61%) Degree
2 34 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (3.74%) MCSE
5 21 (3.02%) CCNA
6 16 (2.30%) CCNP
6 16 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.01%) CCIE
8 12 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.58%) VCDX
10 8 (1.15%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.01%) MCITP
11 7 (1.01%) MCSD
12 6 (0.86%) CCDP
12 6 (0.86%) EMC Certification
12 6 (0.86%) MCSA
13 5 (0.72%) CCDA
13 5 (0.72%) VCAP
14 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.15%) GCP
4 7 (1.01%) QA
4 7 (1.01%) SLA
5 5 (0.72%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.43%) COBIT
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (11.93%) Active Directory
3 65 (9.34%) Hyper-V
4 48 (6.90%) Docker
5 32 (4.60%) vCloud
6 30 (4.31%) vSphere
7 18 (2.59%) XenApp
8 8 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.72%) KVM
10 5 (0.72%) Xen
11 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.29%) HDFS
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.14%) UAG
13 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (6.90%) Puppet
3 39 (5.60%) Ansible
4 17 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.44%) Mesos
5 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (1.87%) vRealize
7 8 (1.15%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.15%) Marathon
7 8 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.01%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.01%) Salt
9 6 (0.86%) QRadar
9 6 (0.86%) SCOM
10 5 (0.72%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.43%) Icinga
11 3 (0.43%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.43%) SCCM
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 219 (31.47%) VMware
2 202 (29.02%) Microsoft
3 91 (13.07%) Oracle
4 84 (12.07%) Google
5 64 (9.20%) Cisco
6 52 (7.47%) Citrix
7 43 (6.18%) Rackspace
8 42 (6.03%) NetApp
9 32 (4.60%) EMC
9 32 (4.60%) SAP
10 27 (3.88%) HP
10 27 (3.88%) IBM
11 23 (3.30%) 3PAR
12 22 (3.16%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.16%) ATG
13 15 (2.16%) BMC
13 15 (2.16%) Cognizant
13 15 (2.16%) Hyperion
13 15 (2.16%) PeopleSoft
13 15 (2.16%) Retek
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £160000.00 - £210000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 + very generous bonus and car allowance plus much mo
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus included
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + plus very strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £75000 - £76000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Execllent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago