Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 436 456
Rank change year-on-year +74 +20 +134
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 398 951 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.71% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 353 768 911
Median annual salary £85,000 £81,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £142,750 £118,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +9.49%

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 47,223 133,225 159,921
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38,574 106,021 128,866
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +78 357 £85,000 +3.03% 66
UK excluding London +210 185 £70,000 -3.45% 41
London +1 185 £93,500 +3.89% 36
North of England +177 60 £70,000 -6.67% 14
North West +132 55 £70,000 - 10
South East +181 52 £72,500 -6.45% 9
Work from Home +12 51 £82,500 +10.00% 18
South West +154 41 £85,000 +17.24% 3
Scotland +108 18 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Midlands +75 13 £82,500 +13.79% 4
West Midlands +43 12 £78,750 +12.50% 2
East of England +119 4 £86,250 -1.43%
Yorkshire +115 4 £65,000 -13.33% 3
Northern Ireland +14 2 £60,000 - 4
East Midlands +81 1 £82,500 -10.81% 2
North East +28 1 £50,000 -33.33% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 293 (73.62%) Azure
2 213 (53.52%) AWS
3 158 (39.70%) Microsoft
4 140 (35.18%) DevOps
4 140 (35.18%) GCP
5 139 (34.92%) Finance
6 122 (30.65%) Google
7 118 (29.65%) Python
8 116 (29.15%) Docker
9 115 (28.89%) PaaS
10 113 (28.39%) Kubernetes
11 111 (27.89%) Microservices
11 111 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (23.62%) IaaS
13 91 (22.86%) SQL
14 89 (22.36%) SaaS
15 86 (21.61%) Java
16 83 (20.85%) SQL Server
17 79 (19.85%) Migration
18 76 (19.10%) Serverless
19 75 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
20 74 (18.59%) Web Services
21 73 (18.34%) Banking
22 71 (17.84%) Technology Roadmap
23 70 (17.59%) Mentoring
24 65 (16.33%) Jenkins
24 65 (16.33%) Cloud Native
25 63 (15.83%) AWS Lambda
26 62 (15.58%) Big Data
26 62 (15.58%) OAuth

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 54 (13.57%) Apache
2 23 (5.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 20 (5.03%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.02%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.02%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.75%) Confluence
8 3 (0.75%) IIS
9 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.02%) SAP Hybris
1 12 (3.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.01%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 293 (73.62%) Azure
2 213 (53.52%) AWS
3 140 (35.18%) GCP
4 115 (28.89%) PaaS
5 94 (23.62%) IaaS
6 89 (22.36%) SaaS
7 76 (19.10%) Serverless
8 63 (15.83%) AWS Lambda
9 52 (13.07%) Amazon ECS
9 52 (13.07%) Apigee
10 43 (10.80%) Office 365
11 23 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (4.02%) OpenShift
13 15 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
14 14 (3.52%) Azure Functions
15 11 (2.76%) BPaaS
15 11 (2.76%) Power Platform
16 10 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (2.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.78%) Firewall
2 17 (4.27%) Internet
3 14 (3.52%) DNS
3 14 (3.52%) Skype
4 9 (2.26%) LAN
4 9 (2.26%) Network Security
4 9 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.26%) WAN
5 6 (1.51%) CTI
5 6 (1.51%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.01%) SAN
7 3 (0.75%) NAS
7 3 (0.75%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.75%) VLAN
8 2 (0.50%) VPN
9 1 (0.25%) DHCP
9 1 (0.25%) NGN
9 1 (0.25%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 62 (15.58%) Big Data
3 57 (14.32%) MySQL
4 56 (14.07%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (13.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 40 (10.05%) Data Lake
8 23 (5.78%) HDInsight
9 6 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.51%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.75%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.75%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 65 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 54 (13.57%) GitLab
3 52 (13.07%) Artifactory
4 18 (4.52%) JIRA
5 11 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.51%) Metasploit
6 6 (1.51%) WebScarab
7 4 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.50%) CF BOSH
10 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.25%) git-flow
10 1 (0.25%) JUnit
10 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 139 (34.92%) Finance
2 73 (18.34%) Banking
3 48 (12.06%) Back Office
4 18 (4.52%) Legal
5 11 (2.76%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.01%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.76%) Marketing
7 7 (1.76%) Retail
8 6 (1.51%) Electronics
8 6 (1.51%) Law
8 6 (1.51%) Local Government
8 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.01%) Advertising
9 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.01%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.59%) Web Services
2 62 (15.58%) OAuth
3 54 (13.57%) Swagger
4 52 (13.07%) gRPC
5 18 (4.52%) JSON
6 16 (4.02%) .NET
7 13 (3.27%) Java EE
8 12 (3.02%) Spring
8 12 (3.02%) Spring Boot
8 12 (3.02%) Spring Cloud
9 10 (2.51%) Node.js
9 10 (2.51%) OpenID
9 10 (2.51%) REST
10 7 (1.76%) SOAP
10 7 (1.76%) XML
11 6 (1.51%) Kafka
11 6 (1.51%) OAuth2
11 6 (1.51%) SAML
12 5 (1.26%) .NET Core
13 4 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (16.33%) Cloud Native
2 52 (13.07%) Hedge funds
3 48 (12.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 47 (11.81%) Public Cloud
5 38 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (7.54%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (3.27%) Cyberattack
8 13 (3.27%) PKI
8 13 (3.27%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.51%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.01%) Derivative
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.55%) Windows
2 31 (7.79%) Linux
3 8 (2.01%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.51%) Unix
5 4 (1.01%) VMS
6 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.18%) DevOps
2 111 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (27.89%) Microservices
3 79 (19.85%) Migration
4 75 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 71 (17.84%) Technology Roadmap
6 70 (17.59%) Mentoring
7 61 (15.33%) TOGAF
8 57 (14.32%) Analytics
9 54 (13.57%) Asset Management
9 54 (13.57%) Security Architecture
10 52 (13.07%) Investment Management
11 41 (10.30%) Cybersecurity
12 38 (9.55%) Machine Learning
12 38 (9.55%) Presales
12 38 (9.55%) Thought Leadership
13 37 (9.30%) Scrum
14 36 (9.05%) Infrastructure as Code
15 33 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (8.29%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 118 (29.65%) Python
2 91 (22.86%) SQL
3 86 (21.61%) Java
4 44 (11.06%) PowerShell
5 31 (7.79%) R
6 15 (3.77%) C
7 13 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.02%) Ruby
9 9 (2.26%) C#
10 4 (1.01%) Perl
11 3 (0.75%) C++
11 3 (0.75%) Erlang
11 3 (0.75%) Go
12 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (12.06%) Sun Certification
2 39 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.28%) MCSE
5 21 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.03%) CCNA
7 19 (4.77%) AWS Certification
7 19 (4.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 18 (4.52%) Degree
9 17 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.27%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.27%) MCSA
10 13 (3.27%) MCTS
11 6 (1.51%) CCNP
12 4 (1.01%) CISSP
13 3 (0.75%) CISM
13 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.50%) CCSA
14 2 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.28%) NIST
2 25 (6.28%) NIST 800
3 14 (3.52%) QA
4 13 (3.27%) NCSC
5 12 (3.02%) GDPR
6 10 (2.51%) SLA
7 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.75%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (29.15%) Docker
2 47 (11.81%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.02%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.51%) XenApp
6 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.75%) Ceph
7 3 (0.75%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 113 (28.39%) Kubernetes
2 35 (8.79%) Terraform
3 20 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.76%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.51%) Ansible
5 10 (2.51%) Puppet
5 10 (2.51%) SCCM
6 7 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.51%) Core Impact
7 6 (1.51%) Nessus
7 6 (1.51%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.25%) Grafana
8 1 (0.25%) Mesos
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) Rancher
8 1 (0.25%) Salt
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 158 (39.70%) Microsoft
2 122 (30.65%) Google
3 35 (8.79%) Databricks
4 34 (8.54%) SAP
4 34 (8.54%) Sparx
5 23 (5.78%) VMware
6 16 (4.02%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.77%) IBM
7 15 (3.77%) Oracle
8 13 (3.27%) Citrix
9 12 (3.02%) hybris
10 11 (2.76%) Cisco
11 10 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.01%) BiZZdesign
12 4 (1.01%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.01%) Splunk
13 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.75%) WSO2
14 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace