Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 627 806
Rank change year-on-year +89 +179 +200
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 853 625 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 665 524 445
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%

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 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 +66 757 £77,500 +3.33% 138
London +40 390 £80,000 - 63
UK excluding London +55 350 £72,500 +3.57% 81
South East -8 149 £75,000 +3.45% 23
North of England +18 93 £65,000 - 20
Midlands +38 61 £72,500 +16.00% 14
Yorkshire +45 50 £67,500 +3.85% 3
West Midlands +16 47 £75,000 +20.00% 9
North West -11 42 £65,000 +4.00% 15
East of England +12 33 £77,500 +29.17% 8
South West +1 17 £72,500 +11.54% 8
East Midlands +29 14 £67,500 -10.00% 5
Scotland -32 9 £85,000 +70.00% 6
Northern Ireland -24 1 £67,500 +45.95% 1
North East - 1 £60,000 - 2
Wales - 1 £58,000 - 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 538 (63.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 510 (59.79%) Amazon AWS
3 286 (33.53%) PaaS
4 283 (33.18%) IaaS
5 264 (30.95%) Migration
6 263 (30.83%) Microsoft
7 224 (26.26%) DevOps
8 187 (21.92%) Presales
9 183 (21.45%) Finance
9 183 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
10 175 (20.52%) Google
11 169 (19.81%) SaaS
12 157 (18.41%) Public Cloud
13 136 (15.94%) TOGAF
14 132 (15.47%) VMware
15 123 (14.42%) Google Cloud Platform
16 116 (13.60%) Windows
17 113 (13.25%) Enterprise Architecture
17 113 (13.25%) Hybrid Cloud
18 111 (13.01%) Active Directory
19 107 (12.54%) Data Centre
20 104 (12.19%) Microservices
21 97 (11.37%) Middleware
21 97 (11.37%) PowerShell
22 91 (10.67%) Puppet
22 91 (10.67%) Linux
22 91 (10.67%) Oracle
22 91 (10.67%) Office 365
23 90 (10.55%) Analytics
24 89 (10.43%) Java

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 38 (4.45%) Apache Spark
2 33 (3.87%) OpenStack
3 29 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.52%) SAS
6 12 (1.41%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.17%) Apache
9 9 (1.06%) Confluence
9 9 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.59%) IIS
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.47%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.35%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.35%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 538 (63.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 510 (59.79%) Amazon AWS
3 286 (33.53%) PaaS
4 283 (33.18%) IaaS
5 169 (19.81%) SaaS
6 123 (14.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 91 (10.67%) Office 365
8 67 (7.85%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (6.92%) Serverless
10 33 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (3.40%) IBM Cloud
12 23 (2.70%) Bluemix
13 21 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (1.76%) Amazon S3
16 10 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
18 7 (0.82%) G Suite
18 7 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.74%) Firewall
2 38 (4.45%) WAN
3 28 (3.28%) LAN
4 25 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.11%) Network Security
5 18 (2.11%) VPN
6 16 (1.88%) DNS
7 11 (1.29%) SAN
8 8 (0.94%) IPsec
8 8 (0.94%) Wireless
9 7 (0.82%) Internet
10 6 (0.70%) VoIP
11 5 (0.59%) DMZ
11 5 (0.59%) NAS
12 4 (0.47%) VSAN
13 3 (0.35%) HTTP
13 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.23%) DHCP
14 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.97%) Big Data
3 45 (5.28%) Hadoop
4 31 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.58%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.23%) Redis
10 18 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 16 (1.88%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.88%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.76%) MySQL
14 14 (1.64%) DB2
15 13 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (1.41%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (1.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 77 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.80%) Visual Studio
3 53 (6.21%) Visual Studio Team System
4 51 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.29%) JIRA
6 11 (1.29%) Subversion
7 9 (1.06%) Hudson
8 7 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.70%) GitLab
10 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.12%) Selenium
12 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 183 (21.45%) Finance
2 38 (4.45%) Retail
3 35 (4.10%) Marketing
4 33 (3.87%) Banking
5 29 (3.40%) Billing
6 28 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 27 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.11%) Legal
8 18 (2.11%) Publishing
9 17 (1.99%) Local Government
10 8 (0.94%) Games
10 8 (0.94%) German Language
10 8 (0.94%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.59%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.37%) Middleware
2 87 (10.20%) .NET
3 82 (9.61%) Web Services
4 40 (4.69%) Node.js
5 36 (4.22%) JSON
6 27 (3.17%) HTML
7 23 (2.70%) CSS
8 21 (2.46%) REST
9 20 (2.34%) .NET Framework
9 20 (2.34%) ASP.NET
10 19 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (1.88%) Kafka
12 15 (1.76%) Java EE
13 13 (1.52%) J2EE
13 13 (1.52%) WCF
14 11 (1.29%) RESTful
15 10 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (0.94%) .NET Core
16 8 (0.94%) Entity Framework
17 7 (0.82%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 157 (18.41%) Public Cloud
2 113 (13.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 107 (12.54%) Data Centre
4 55 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (6.33%) Private Cloud
6 35 (4.10%) Enterprise Cloud
7 34 (3.99%) Computer Science
7 34 (3.99%) Mainframe
8 26 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.58%) Cloud Native
10 21 (2.46%) CESG
11 19 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (1.52%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.52%) PKI
14 12 (1.41%) DataPower
15 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (1.17%) User Experience
16 8 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
16 8 (0.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.60%) Windows
2 91 (10.67%) Linux
3 65 (7.62%) Unix
4 45 (5.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.41%) AIX
7 12 (1.41%) HPUX
7 12 (1.41%) Solaris
8 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.59%) CentOS
12 3 (0.35%) Android
12 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (30.95%) Migration
2 224 (26.26%) DevOps
3 187 (21.92%) Presales
4 183 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (15.94%) TOGAF
6 113 (13.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 104 (12.19%) Microservices
8 90 (10.55%) Analytics
9 75 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (8.68%) IT Strategy
10 74 (8.68%) Service Delivery
11 73 (8.56%) Information Security
12 64 (7.50%) Open Source
13 60 (7.03%) High Availability
14 50 (5.86%) SOA
15 49 (5.74%) Project Management
16 47 (5.51%) Security Architecture
17 45 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (4.92%) Configuration Management
18 42 (4.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (11.37%) PowerShell
2 89 (10.43%) Java
3 85 (9.96%) SQL
4 65 (7.62%) Python
5 51 (5.98%) C#
6 31 (3.63%) JavaScript
7 24 (2.81%) Go
8 19 (2.23%) Scala
9 16 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.76%) Ruby
11 14 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.64%) PHP
12 9 (1.06%) C++
13 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.47%) Perl
14 4 (0.47%) VBScript
15 2 (0.23%) C
16 1 (0.12%) R
16 1 (0.12%) Rust
Qualifications
1 65 (7.62%) Degree
2 51 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (4.57%) MCSE
4 35 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (3.63%) Security Cleared
6 22 (2.58%) CISSP
7 19 (2.23%) AWS Certification
7 19 (2.23%) CCNA
8 18 (2.11%) MCSA
8 18 (2.11%) MCSD
9 15 (1.76%) CISM
10 12 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (1.41%) CCIE
11 10 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.06%) GIAC
12 9 (1.06%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.94%) CCIE Data Center
13 8 (0.94%) CCIE Service Provider
13 8 (0.94%) RHCE
13 8 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.28%) COBIT
3 24 (2.81%) PCI DSS
4 21 (2.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 21 (2.46%) JSP 440
4 21 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.76%) QA
6 13 (1.52%) GCP
7 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.70%) SLA
8 5 (0.59%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) Val IT
System Software
1 111 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 87 (10.20%) Docker
3 81 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (7.15%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.41%) HDFS
6 9 (1.06%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.82%) vSphere
9 5 (0.59%) vCloud
9 5 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.35%) XenApp
12 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 91 (10.67%) Puppet
2 79 (9.26%) Ansible
3 77 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (5.86%) Kubernetes
5 38 (4.45%) Terraform
6 22 (2.58%) Mesos
7 21 (2.46%) Packer
8 13 (1.52%) rkt
9 12 (1.41%) Tivoli
9 12 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (0.94%) SCCM
11 7 (0.82%) Oozie
12 5 (0.59%) Marathon
13 4 (0.47%) logstash
14 3 (0.35%) Kibana
14 3 (0.35%) Nagios
15 2 (0.23%) Ambari
15 2 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
15 2 (0.23%) Salt
15 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 263 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 175 (20.52%) Google
3 132 (15.47%) VMware
4 91 (10.67%) Oracle
5 53 (6.21%) IBM
6 43 (5.04%) Citrix
7 35 (4.10%) SAP
8 33 (3.87%) Cisco
9 29 (3.40%) HP
10 25 (2.93%) Dell
11 21 (2.46%) Splunk
12 20 (2.34%) NetApp
12 20 (2.34%) Rackspace
13 19 (2.23%) EMC
14 16 (1.88%) Hortonworks
14 16 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (1.76%) 3PAR
15 15 (1.76%) Hitachi
16 14 (1.64%) Red Hat
17 9 (1.06%) F5