Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 377 387 437
Rank change year-on-year +10 +50 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 768 640 1,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 590 463 749
10th Percentile £65,301 £60,000 £62,350
25th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
75th Percentile £100,000 £95,625 £98,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £118,750 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

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 92,626 79,527 137,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,351 64,555 110,874
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,375 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud 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 Cloud Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 14 June 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 -13 657 £85,000 +3.03% 143
London +16 364 £90,000 - 75
UK excluding London -45 266 £77,500 +6.90% 72
Work from Home -112 179 £85,000 +3.03% 29
North of England -30 91 £71,500 +2.14% 23
South East +5 81 £85,000 +13.33% 18
Yorkshire -2 48 £70,000 -3.45% 11
Midlands -22 41 £76,250 +5.90% 11
North West -42 39 £72,500 +3.57% 11
South West -80 31 £66,250 -19.70% 6
West Midlands -36 28 £77,500 +10.71% 10
Scotland -39 17 £88,750 +10.94% 3
East Midlands -25 13 £71,500 -1.38% 1
North East -11 7 £70,000 +9.80% 1
East of England -24 5 £70,000 - 7
Northern Ireland -15 2 - - 3

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 486 (63.28%) AWS
2 483 (62.89%) Azure
3 255 (33.20%) GCP
4 252 (32.81%) DevOps
5 233 (30.34%) PaaS
5 233 (30.34%) Microsoft
6 211 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
7 205 (26.69%) IaaS
8 183 (23.83%) Migration
9 169 (22.01%) Social Skills
10 161 (20.96%) Kubernetes
10 161 (20.96%) Public Cloud
11 149 (19.40%) SaaS
12 135 (17.58%) Docker
13 130 (16.93%) Microservices
14 126 (16.41%) Terraform
15 124 (16.15%) Google
16 117 (15.23%) Presales
17 115 (14.97%) Finance
18 98 (12.76%) Ansible
19 96 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
20 95 (12.37%) Windows
20 95 (12.37%) PowerShell
21 90 (11.72%) Analytics
22 86 (11.20%) Web Services
23 84 (10.94%) Cloud Native
23 84 (10.94%) Infrastructure as Code
24 83 (10.81%) Java
25 76 (9.90%) TOGAF
26 75 (9.77%) Linux

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 21 (2.73%) Apache
2 19 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.34%) Confluence
4 15 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.69%) IIS
5 13 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.30%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.91%) CMS
9 4 (0.52%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.26%) Mule
10 2 (0.26%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 486 (63.28%) AWS
2 483 (62.89%) Azure
3 255 (33.20%) GCP
4 233 (30.34%) PaaS
5 205 (26.69%) IaaS
6 149 (19.40%) SaaS
7 62 (8.07%) Serverless
8 48 (6.25%) Amazon EKS
9 42 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (5.21%) Microsoft 365
11 36 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (2.86%) OpenShift
12 22 (2.86%) Power Platform
13 18 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (1.95%) IBM Cloud
15 13 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (1.69%) Azure App Service
16 12 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (1.43%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.46%) Firewall
2 25 (3.26%) VPN
3 21 (2.73%) WAN
4 20 (2.60%) VLAN
5 18 (2.34%) IPv4
5 18 (2.34%) OSPF
6 13 (1.69%) DNS
7 12 (1.56%) LAN
8 10 (1.30%) Network Security
9 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.65%) SSL
11 4 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.39%) SD-WAN
12 3 (0.39%) SMS
12 3 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.26%) 5G
13 2 (0.26%) DHCP
13 2 (0.26%) HTTP
14 1 (0.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.95%) Big Data
3 23 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 23 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.73%) MySQL
5 20 (2.60%) BigQuery
6 19 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 16 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (1.95%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.69%) Redis
10 12 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.30%) Power BI
13 9 (1.17%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.91%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.91%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.91%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 37 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.78%) JIRA
3 10 (1.30%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.52%) Spinnaker
7 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (0.39%) GitLab
8 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.13%) CF BOSH
10 1 (0.13%) git-flow
10 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 169 (22.01%) Social Skills
2 115 (14.97%) Finance
3 48 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 36 (4.69%) Presentation Skills
5 33 (4.30%) Banking
6 26 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.73%) Law
8 19 (2.47%) Retail
9 16 (2.08%) Marketing
10 11 (1.43%) Back Office
11 10 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
12 8 (1.04%) Advertising
12 8 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.04%) Legal
12 8 (1.04%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (11.20%) Web Services
2 45 (5.86%) .NET
3 35 (4.56%) Node.js
4 25 (3.26%) Kafka
4 25 (3.26%) React
5 23 (2.99%) RESTful
6 22 (2.86%) Spring
7 20 (2.60%) AngularJS
8 17 (2.21%) Spring Boot
9 14 (1.82%) JSON
10 13 (1.69%) SOAP
11 11 (1.43%) Java EE
11 11 (1.43%) SAML
11 11 (1.43%) Spring Cloud
12 10 (1.30%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.17%) HTML
13 9 (1.17%) REST
13 9 (1.17%) YAML
14 8 (1.04%) .NET Core
14 8 (1.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 161 (20.96%) Public Cloud
2 96 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 84 (10.94%) Cloud Native
4 54 (7.03%) Data Centre
5 34 (4.43%) Enterprise Cloud
6 29 (3.78%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.56%) Clustering
10 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.43%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.30%) IVR
11 10 (1.30%) PKI
12 8 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.91%) NHS
14 6 (0.78%) User Experience
15 5 (0.65%) Derivative
15 5 (0.65%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (12.37%) Windows
2 75 (9.77%) Linux
3 43 (5.60%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (2.34%) CentOS
5 18 (2.34%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.17%) SUSE
8 6 (0.78%) Unix
9 4 (0.52%) Android
9 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.52%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (32.81%) DevOps
2 211 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (23.83%) Migration
4 130 (16.93%) Microservices
5 117 (15.23%) Presales
6 90 (11.72%) Analytics
7 84 (10.94%) Infrastructure as Code
8 76 (9.90%) TOGAF
9 64 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
11 56 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (7.29%) Security Architecture
12 55 (7.16%) Thought Leadership
13 54 (7.03%) Enterprise Architecture
14 52 (6.77%) SIEM
15 45 (5.86%) Scrum
15 45 (5.86%) SDLC
16 44 (5.73%) Technical Architecture
17 43 (5.60%) Information Security
18 42 (5.47%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 95 (12.37%) PowerShell
2 83 (10.81%) Java
3 73 (9.51%) SQL
4 68 (8.85%) Python
5 46 (5.99%) Bash Shell
6 35 (4.56%) C#
7 29 (3.78%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.26%) C
9 22 (2.86%) Ruby
10 17 (2.21%) Scala
11 12 (1.56%) Go
12 9 (1.17%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.65%) Groovy
14 5 (0.65%) PHP
15 4 (0.52%) C++
15 4 (0.52%) Perl
15 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.39%) HiveQL
17 1 (0.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 75 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.07%) Degree
3 57 (7.42%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.08%) AWS Certification
5 38 (4.95%) CISSP
6 32 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
7 23 (2.99%) CISM
7 23 (2.99%) OCP
8 21 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.69%) CISA
10 13 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
11 11 (1.43%) MCSE
12 8 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.91%) MCSA
14 6 (0.78%) GIAC
15 5 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.65%) MCTS
16 4 (0.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.08%) GDPR
2 16 (2.08%) NIST
3 13 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.30%) QA
5 6 (0.78%) SOC 2
6 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.39%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.26%) GRC
7 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.26%) NCSC
8 1 (0.13%) GAAP
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 135 (17.58%) Docker
2 56 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 53 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.39%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.26%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) NDS
8 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 161 (20.96%) Kubernetes
2 126 (16.41%) Terraform
3 98 (12.76%) Ansible
4 39 (5.08%) Puppet
5 21 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.82%) SCCM
7 8 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (0.91%) CASB
9 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.26%) Nagios
10 2 (0.26%) Oozie
10 2 (0.26%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) Salt
10 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 233 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 124 (16.15%) Google
3 72 (9.38%) VMware
4 43 (5.60%) Oracle
5 33 (4.30%) SAP
6 26 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.47%) Cisco
8 18 (2.34%) IBM
9 13 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.30%) Citrix
10 10 (1.30%) Zerto
11 7 (0.91%) Okta
11 7 (0.91%) Palo Alto
11 7 (0.91%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 7 (0.91%) Splunk
11 7 (0.91%) Talend
12 6 (0.78%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.78%) MKS
12 6 (0.78%) Symantec