Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 372 425 482
Rank change year-on-year +53 +57 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 618 1,066 1,106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.75% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 497 874 861
Median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £117,500 £115,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +7.41%

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 74,972 141,263 171,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,327 112,784 139,236
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 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 +38 544 £82,500 +3.13% 39
London -25 279 £90,000 - 16
UK excluding London +124 272 £72,500 -3.33% 26
North of England +93 75 £70,000 -5.08% 4
Work from Home +25 74 £82,500 +3.13% 8
South West +150 65 £82,500 +13.79% 4
South East +101 63 £77,500 - 11
North West +97 59 £70,000 -6.67% 3
Midlands +52 31 £72,500 - 4
West Midlands +32 26 £70,750 -2.41% 4
East of England +86 23 £75,000 -6.25%
Scotland +84 13 £85,000 +19.72% 2
Yorkshire +74 10 £72,500 +2.84%
North East +28 6 £56,250 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +67 5 £72,500 -4.61%
Northern Ireland +24 2 £60,000 -
Wales +23 1 - - 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 410 (66.34%) Azure
2 367 (59.39%) AWS
3 180 (29.13%) Microsoft
4 174 (28.16%) GCP
5 169 (27.35%) Finance
6 167 (27.02%) DevOps
7 153 (24.76%) PaaS
8 150 (24.27%) Google
9 145 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (20.87%) Migration
11 128 (20.71%) Python
12 127 (20.55%) SaaS
13 120 (19.42%) Docker
14 118 (19.09%) IaaS
15 115 (18.61%) Microservices
16 112 (18.12%) Kubernetes
17 96 (15.53%) Cloud Native
18 84 (13.59%) TOGAF
19 82 (13.27%) Java
20 78 (12.62%) Public Cloud
21 75 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
21 75 (12.14%) Security Architecture
22 74 (11.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 72 (11.65%) SQL Server
24 70 (11.33%) Web Services
24 70 (11.33%) Analytics
25 69 (11.17%) Technology Roadmap
26 65 (10.52%) Windows
26 65 (10.52%) SQL
26 65 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management

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 36 (5.83%) Apache
2 25 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 20 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.10%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.81%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.49%) Confluence
9 3 (0.49%) IIS
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.49%) Gliffy
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.75%) SAP Hybris
1 17 (2.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.49%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 410 (66.34%) Azure
2 367 (59.39%) AWS
3 174 (28.16%) GCP
4 153 (24.76%) PaaS
5 127 (20.55%) SaaS
6 118 (19.09%) IaaS
7 61 (9.87%) Office 365
8 60 (9.71%) Serverless
9 44 (7.12%) AWS Lambda
10 40 (6.47%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (6.15%) Amazon ECS
12 33 (5.34%) OpenShift
13 30 (4.85%) Apigee
14 22 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (3.40%) IBM Cloud
16 20 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (2.59%) Power Platform
17 16 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (2.27%) Azure Functions
19 11 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.28%) Firewall
2 22 (3.56%) VPN
3 18 (2.91%) DNS
4 15 (2.43%) Internet
4 15 (2.43%) Skype
4 15 (2.43%) WAN
5 12 (1.94%) LAN
6 9 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.29%) Network Security
8 6 (0.97%) SAN
9 5 (0.81%) SSH
10 4 (0.65%) Wireless
11 3 (0.49%) DMZ
11 3 (0.49%) IPsec
11 3 (0.49%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.32%) CTI
12 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.16%) MPLS
13 1 (0.16%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.87%) Big Data
3 43 (6.96%) Data Lake
4 39 (6.31%) MySQL
4 39 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (5.99%) Amazon Redshift
7 19 (3.07%) HDInsight
8 14 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.94%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.78%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.97%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.81%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
15 4 (0.65%) Essbase
15 4 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (7.61%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.83%) GitLab
3 30 (4.85%) Artifactory
4 27 (4.37%) JIRA
5 9 (1.46%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.13%) CF BOSH
7 4 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.65%) Maven
8 3 (0.49%) Gradle
8 3 (0.49%) gulp
8 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.32%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.16%) git-flow
General
1 169 (27.35%) Finance
2 60 (9.71%) Banking
3 32 (5.18%) Retail
4 26 (4.21%) Back Office
5 18 (2.91%) Legal
6 12 (1.94%) Law
6 12 (1.94%) Marketing
7 11 (1.78%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.97%) Local Government
10 5 (0.81%) Advertising
10 5 (0.81%) Automotive
11 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.33%) Web Services
2 49 (7.93%) OAuth
3 40 (6.47%) Swagger
4 30 (4.85%) gRPC
5 19 (3.07%) Middleware
5 19 (3.07%) REST
6 16 (2.59%) Node.js
7 15 (2.43%) Java EE
7 15 (2.43%) Spring
7 15 (2.43%) Spring Boot
7 15 (2.43%) Spring Cloud
8 14 (2.27%) OpenID
9 12 (1.94%) .NET
9 12 (1.94%) SOAP
10 10 (1.62%) Kafka
11 8 (1.29%) JSON
11 8 (1.29%) RESTful
12 7 (1.13%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.97%) Django
13 6 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (15.53%) Cloud Native
2 78 (12.62%) Public Cloud
3 63 (10.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 42 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (5.02%) Data Centre
7 30 (4.85%) Hedge funds
8 22 (3.56%) CESG
9 19 (3.07%) PKI
10 16 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (2.27%) Cyberattack
11 14 (2.27%) Private Cloud
12 13 (2.10%) User Experience
13 11 (1.78%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.62%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
16 8 (1.29%) Mobile App
17 7 (1.13%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 6 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.52%) Windows
2 52 (8.41%) Linux
3 25 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.13%) Unix
6 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.81%) CentOS
8 3 (0.49%) Debian
8 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (27.02%) DevOps
2 145 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (20.87%) Migration
4 115 (18.61%) Microservices
5 84 (13.59%) TOGAF
6 75 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 75 (12.14%) Security Architecture
7 70 (11.33%) Analytics
8 69 (11.17%) Technology Roadmap
9 65 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 64 (10.36%) Presales
11 58 (9.39%) Thought Leadership
12 55 (8.90%) Information Security
13 53 (8.58%) Mentoring
14 50 (8.09%) Open Source
14 50 (8.09%) Technical Architecture
14 50 (8.09%) Technical Leadership
15 46 (7.44%) Scrum
16 43 (6.96%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (6.80%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 128 (20.71%) Python
2 82 (13.27%) Java
3 65 (10.52%) SQL
4 45 (7.28%) PowerShell
5 35 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 31 (5.02%) R
7 29 (4.69%) C
8 22 (3.56%) Ruby
9 19 (3.07%) JavaScript
10 15 (2.43%) Perl
11 11 (1.78%) PHP
12 8 (1.29%) Go
13 7 (1.13%) C#
13 7 (1.13%) C++
14 5 (0.81%) Groovy
15 4 (0.65%) Scala
16 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.32%) Erlang
17 2 (0.32%) Korn
17 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.31%) Degree
3 29 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.21%) Sun Certification
5 21 (3.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 20 (3.24%) AWS Certification
6 20 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.07%) CISSP
8 16 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.59%) MCSE
9 12 (1.94%) MCSA
9 12 (1.94%) MCTS
10 10 (1.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (1.46%) CCNA
11 9 (1.46%) CCSP
11 9 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (1.13%) Master's Degree
12 7 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (11.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (5.99%) NIST
3 36 (5.83%) NIST 800
4 28 (4.53%) GDPR
5 25 (4.05%) COBIT
6 24 (3.88%) QA
7 21 (3.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (3.40%) JSP 440
7 21 (3.40%) PCI DSS
7 21 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (2.27%) NCSC
9 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.32%) PMO
10 2 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (19.42%) Docker
2 59 (9.55%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.07%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.49%) Ceph
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.49%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.49%) Xen
7 2 (0.32%) HDFS
7 2 (0.32%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 112 (18.12%) Kubernetes
2 56 (9.06%) Terraform
3 32 (5.18%) Ansible
4 20 (3.24%) Puppet
5 18 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.78%) SCCM
8 9 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.97%) WSUS
10 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.49%) Rancher
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.49%) yum
11 2 (0.32%) Core Impact
11 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.32%) Istio
11 2 (0.32%) Mesos
11 2 (0.32%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 180 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 150 (24.27%) Google
3 61 (9.87%) Oracle
4 45 (7.28%) SAP
5 40 (6.47%) Databricks
6 39 (6.31%) VMware
7 30 (4.85%) Sparx
8 28 (4.53%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.72%) IBM
10 20 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (2.75%) hybris
12 14 (2.27%) Citrix
13 13 (2.10%) Cisco
14 7 (1.13%) Tableau
15 5 (0.81%) Dell
15 5 (0.81%) MuleSoft
15 5 (0.81%) Teradata
16 4 (0.65%) Avaya
16 4 (0.65%) Interwoven
16 4 (0.65%) Netezza