Period
to 23 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 440 446
Rank change year-on-year +82 +6 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 443 903 1,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.70% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 398 762 908
Median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £63,750 £61,825 £62,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £118,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 51,499 129,268 156,148
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.61% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42,907 103,496 125,712
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +93 402 £82,500 +3.13% 107
London +29 220 £93,500 +3.89% 45
UK excluding London +164 195 £75,000 - 69
South East +216 78 £75,000 -6.25% 25
Work from Home -27 67 £75,000 -3.23% 14
North of England +128 52 £70,000 - 18
North West +129 46 £70,000 - 12
South West +112 34 £82,500 +4.43% 4
Scotland +71 19 £70,000 +47.06% 7
Midlands +56 14 £72,500 - 13
West Midlands +54 11 £78,000 +7.59% 10
Yorkshire +77 4 £65,000 -13.33% 3
East of England +113 3 £75,000 - 2
East Midlands +56 3 £70,000 -17.65% 3
Wales +51 2 - -
North East +17 2 £48,750 -10.53% 3

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 328 (74.04%) Azure
2 255 (57.56%) AWS
3 172 (38.83%) GCP
4 159 (35.89%) DevOps
5 156 (35.21%) Microsoft
6 141 (31.83%) Finance
7 130 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (28.89%) Kubernetes
9 127 (28.67%) Google
10 120 (27.09%) PaaS
11 118 (26.64%) Docker
12 116 (26.19%) Python
13 115 (25.96%) Microservices
14 110 (24.83%) Java
15 90 (20.32%) SQL
15 90 (20.32%) IaaS
16 84 (18.96%) Migration
17 79 (17.83%) Cloud Native
18 75 (16.93%) SaaS
19 73 (16.48%) Public Cloud
20 69 (15.58%) Banking
20 69 (15.58%) Web Services
21 66 (14.90%) SQL Server
21 66 (14.90%) Enterprise Architecture
22 64 (14.45%) Serverless
23 62 (14.00%) Technology Roadmap
23 62 (14.00%) Security Cleared
23 62 (14.00%) Hybrid Cloud
24 60 (13.54%) Mentoring
25 58 (13.09%) Analytics

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 43 (9.71%) Apache
2 39 (8.80%) Cloud Foundry
3 22 (4.97%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.51%) WebLogic
4 20 (4.51%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.68%) Confluence
7 3 (0.68%) IIS
7 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (2.26%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 328 (74.04%) Azure
2 255 (57.56%) AWS
3 172 (38.83%) GCP
4 120 (27.09%) PaaS
5 90 (20.32%) IaaS
6 75 (16.93%) SaaS
7 64 (14.45%) Serverless
8 51 (11.51%) AWS Lambda
9 40 (9.03%) Amazon ECS
9 40 (9.03%) Apigee
10 37 (8.35%) Office 365
11 33 (7.45%) OpenShift
12 32 (7.22%) IBM Cloud
13 25 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (2.48%) BPaaS
14 11 (2.48%) Power Platform
15 10 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (2.26%) Azure Functions
16 8 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (1.81%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.06%) Internet
2 16 (3.61%) Firewall
2 16 (3.61%) Network Security
3 15 (3.39%) DNS
4 14 (3.16%) WAN
5 13 (2.93%) LAN
6 9 (2.03%) Skype
7 8 (1.81%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (1.58%) CTI
8 7 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.68%) BGP
9 3 (0.68%) NAS
9 3 (0.68%) SAN
9 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.23%) Anycast
10 1 (0.23%) DHCP
10 1 (0.23%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (10.38%) Big Data
4 44 (9.93%) MySQL
4 44 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (9.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 31 (7.00%) Data Lake
7 22 (4.97%) HDInsight
8 8 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.13%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.68%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (12.19%) Jenkins
2 40 (9.03%) Artifactory
2 40 (9.03%) GitLab
3 15 (3.39%) JIRA
4 10 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.58%) Metasploit
5 7 (1.58%) WebScarab
6 4 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 141 (31.83%) Finance
2 69 (15.58%) Banking
3 43 (9.71%) Back Office
4 23 (5.19%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.71%) Advertising
5 12 (2.71%) Marketing
5 12 (2.71%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.03%) Legal
8 8 (1.81%) Electronics
8 8 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.35%) Local Government
9 6 (1.35%) Military
10 4 (0.90%) Games
10 4 (0.90%) Law
10 4 (0.90%) Retail
11 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.58%) Web Services
2 51 (11.51%) OAuth
3 40 (9.03%) gRPC
3 40 (9.03%) Swagger
4 27 (6.09%) Java EE
5 26 (5.87%) Spring
5 26 (5.87%) Spring Boot
5 26 (5.87%) Spring Cloud
6 22 (4.97%) .NET
7 15 (3.39%) JSON
8 14 (3.16%) Node.js
9 11 (2.48%) OpenID
10 9 (2.03%) REST
11 8 (1.81%) SAML
12 7 (1.58%) Kafka
12 7 (1.58%) OAuth2
13 5 (1.13%) React
14 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.68%) SOAP
15 3 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.83%) Cloud Native
2 73 (16.48%) Public Cloud
3 62 (14.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 40 (9.03%) Hedge funds
5 36 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (5.87%) Data Centre
7 18 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.71%) Private Cloud
10 10 (2.26%) Management Information System
11 9 (2.03%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.58%) PKI
14 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.35%) Internet of Things
14 6 (1.35%) Social Network
15 4 (0.90%) Clustering
15 4 (0.90%) Cyberattack
15 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.77%) Windows
2 19 (4.29%) Linux
3 5 (1.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.90%) Unix
4 4 (0.90%) VMS
5 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (35.89%) DevOps
2 130 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (25.96%) Microservices
4 84 (18.96%) Migration
5 66 (14.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 62 (14.00%) Technology Roadmap
7 60 (13.54%) Mentoring
8 58 (13.09%) Analytics
9 55 (12.42%) TOGAF
10 51 (11.51%) Scrum
11 50 (11.29%) Thought Leadership
12 48 (10.84%) Asset Management
13 47 (10.61%) Presales
14 44 (9.93%) Security Architecture
15 43 (9.71%) Infrastructure as Code
16 41 (9.26%) Machine Learning
17 40 (9.03%) Investment Management
18 33 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
19 32 (7.22%) The Twelve-Factor App
20 31 (7.00%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 116 (26.19%) Python
2 110 (24.83%) Java
3 90 (20.32%) SQL
4 47 (10.61%) PowerShell
5 23 (5.19%) R
6 17 (3.84%) C
7 15 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.39%) Ruby
8 10 (2.26%) C#
9 9 (2.03%) Go
10 7 (1.58%) C++
11 6 (1.35%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.68%) Erlang
13 2 (0.45%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.45%) Perl
14 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.03%) Sun Certification
4 31 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.64%) MCSE
6 24 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (5.19%) CCNA
8 21 (4.74%) AWS Certification
9 17 (3.84%) Degree
10 14 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.93%) TOGAF Certification
12 11 (2.48%) MCSA
12 11 (2.48%) MCTS
13 7 (1.58%) CCNP
14 6 (1.35%) CISSP
14 6 (1.35%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.13%) PMP
16 3 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 3 (0.68%) CISM
16 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.80%) NIST
2 17 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (3.61%) NIST 800
4 11 (2.48%) QA
5 10 (2.26%) SLA
6 9 (2.03%) GDPR
6 9 (2.03%) NCSC
7 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 118 (26.64%) Docker
2 27 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.26%) XenApp
6 8 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.23%) HDFS
8 1 (0.23%) KVM
8 1 (0.23%) NDS
8 1 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (28.89%) Kubernetes
2 41 (9.26%) Terraform
3 19 (4.29%) Ansible
4 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (2.71%) Puppet
6 11 (2.48%) vCenter Server
7 9 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.03%) SCCM
8 8 (1.81%) Nessus
9 7 (1.58%) Core Impact
9 7 (1.58%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.23%) Grafana
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) Rancher
10 1 (0.23%) Salt
10 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 156 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 127 (28.67%) Google
3 54 (12.19%) SAP
4 41 (9.26%) Red Hat
5 32 (7.22%) IBM
6 30 (6.77%) Databricks
7 29 (6.55%) Sparx
8 23 (5.19%) VMware
9 22 (4.97%) Oracle
10 16 (3.61%) Citrix
11 12 (2.71%) Cisco
12 10 (2.26%) hybris
12 10 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.90%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.90%) BiZZdesign
14 2 (0.45%) Arista
14 2 (0.45%) Planview
14 2 (0.45%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 1 (0.23%) Teradata
15 1 (0.23%) Veeam