Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 426 411 555
Rank change year-on-year -15 +144 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 836 1,136 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.75% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.78% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 651 850 692
UK median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £122,500 £106,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £72,500

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 117,356 145,020 169,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.94% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 94,002 116,149 139,772
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 15 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 27 February 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 -23 756 £80,000 -3.03% 105
London -31 435 £87,500 -2.78% 56
UK excluding London +18 333 £72,500 - 48
Midlands -6 78 £70,000 -13.31% 6
South East -8 77 £77,500 - 18
North of England +43 74 £72,500 +3.57% 13
West Midlands -17 49 £70,000 -12.50% 3
East of England +76 42 £75,000 - 4
South West +11 41 £80,000 +14.29% 7
North West +38 40 £75,000 - 6
East Midlands +35 29 £72,500 -14.71% 3
Yorkshire +17 22 £73,750 +5.36% 6
Scotland +8 21 £66,986 +3.00%
North East +24 12 £62,500 -9.09% 1
Wales - 1 - -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 520 (62.20%) Azure
2 516 (61.72%) AWS
3 242 (28.95%) Migration
4 221 (26.44%) GCP
5 194 (23.21%) DevOps
6 189 (22.61%) Microsoft
7 173 (20.69%) Public Cloud
8 171 (20.45%) PaaS
9 170 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
10 166 (19.86%) Finance
11 147 (17.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 144 (17.22%) Presales
13 141 (16.87%) Google
14 140 (16.75%) SaaS
15 139 (16.63%) IaaS
16 107 (12.80%) Linux
17 106 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 101 (12.08%) Cloud Native
19 98 (11.72%) Windows
20 94 (11.24%) VMware
20 94 (11.24%) Cloud Computing
21 92 (11.00%) Kubernetes
21 92 (11.00%) Project Delivery
22 88 (10.53%) Microservices
22 88 (10.53%) Python
22 88 (10.53%) Oracle
23 87 (10.41%) TOGAF
24 86 (10.29%) Office 365
25 84 (10.05%) Terraform
26 80 (9.57%) Docker

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 25 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.39%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.56%) Apache
6 12 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.44%) Confluence
6 12 (1.44%) IIS
7 9 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.08%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.08%) CMS
7 9 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.84%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.72%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.72%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Gliffy
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (2.15%) SAP Hybris
2 11 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (1.08%) Magento
4 9 (1.08%) SDL Web 8
5 8 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.36%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 520 (62.20%) Azure
2 516 (61.72%) AWS
3 221 (26.44%) GCP
4 171 (20.45%) PaaS
5 140 (16.75%) SaaS
6 139 (16.63%) IaaS
7 94 (11.24%) Cloud Computing
8 86 (10.29%) Office 365
9 48 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 46 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 44 (5.26%) OpenShift
12 41 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 37 (4.43%) Serverless
14 35 (4.19%) Amazon S3
15 30 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
17 22 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 20 (2.39%) AWS Fargate
19 19 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.89%) Firewall
2 46 (5.50%) WAN
3 44 (5.26%) VPN
4 29 (3.47%) LAN
5 20 (2.39%) DNS
5 20 (2.39%) Internet
6 12 (1.44%) HTTP
6 12 (1.44%) MPLS
6 12 (1.44%) Network Security
6 12 (1.44%) SAN
7 10 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.08%) Wireless
9 8 (0.96%) BGP
9 8 (0.96%) DMZ
10 5 (0.60%) DWDM
10 5 (0.60%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.60%) SDH
11 4 (0.48%) NAS
11 4 (0.48%) Skype
11 4 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.78%) Big Data
2 50 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 46 (5.50%) Hadoop
4 45 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (4.78%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.19%) Amazon Redshift
7 34 (4.07%) Data Lake
8 32 (3.83%) RDBMS
9 26 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (2.99%) Apache Hive
11 24 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (2.03%) HDInsight
12 17 (2.03%) Impala
12 17 (2.03%) Snowflake Schema
13 15 (1.79%) BigQuery
14 14 (1.67%) HBase
15 10 (1.20%) MySQL
15 10 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (4.43%) Jenkins
1 37 (4.43%) JIRA
2 23 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.79%) Maven
4 14 (1.67%) Gradle
4 14 (1.67%) gulp
5 11 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.60%) GitLab
8 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.24%) CF BOSH
10 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.12%) Mockito
10 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 166 (19.86%) Finance
2 48 (5.74%) Retail
3 46 (5.50%) Public Sector
4 44 (5.26%) Marketing
5 36 (4.31%) Banking
6 14 (1.67%) Automotive
7 13 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.96%) Local Government
11 7 (0.84%) Law
12 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Games
14 3 (0.36%) Legal
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
16 1 (0.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.82%) Web Services
2 31 (3.71%) .NET
3 28 (3.35%) Middleware
4 26 (3.11%) Kafka
5 20 (2.39%) RESTful
6 17 (2.03%) REST
6 17 (2.03%) XML
7 14 (1.67%) OAuth
8 13 (1.56%) Lambda Expressions
8 13 (1.56%) Node.js
9 9 (1.08%) HTML
9 9 (1.08%) SOAP
9 9 (1.08%) Spring
10 8 (0.96%) OpenID
10 8 (0.96%) Spring Boot
11 7 (0.84%) Java EE
11 7 (0.84%) Spring Cloud
12 6 (0.72%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.72%) XSD
12 6 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 173 (20.69%) Public Cloud
2 147 (17.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 101 (12.08%) Cloud Native
4 67 (8.01%) Data Centre
5 55 (6.58%) Private Cloud
6 47 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
10 24 (2.87%) Algorithms
11 23 (2.75%) CESG
12 20 (2.39%) PKI
13 19 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.44%) Replication
14 12 (1.44%) User Experience
15 11 (1.32%) Clustering
15 11 (1.32%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.32%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
16 9 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.80%) Linux
2 98 (11.72%) Windows
3 31 (3.71%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.59%) Unix
5 27 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.84%) CentOS
7 7 (0.84%) Solaris
8 6 (0.72%) Debian
8 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.48%) AIX
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (28.95%) Migration
2 194 (23.21%) DevOps
3 170 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (17.22%) Presales
5 106 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 92 (11.00%) Project Delivery
7 88 (10.53%) Microservices
8 87 (10.41%) TOGAF
9 67 (8.01%) Technical Architecture
10 64 (7.66%) Scrum
11 60 (7.18%) Analytics
12 58 (6.94%) Security Architecture
13 55 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (6.10%) Information Security
15 46 (5.50%) Architectural Design
16 45 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (5.26%) Technology Roadmap
18 43 (5.14%) Machine Learning
18 43 (5.14%) Mentoring
19 42 (5.02%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 88 (10.53%) Python
2 79 (9.45%) SQL
3 63 (7.54%) Java
4 41 (4.90%) C
5 36 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 31 (3.71%) C#
6 31 (3.71%) JavaScript
7 30 (3.59%) Perl
8 24 (2.87%) Ruby
9 23 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.03%) Go
11 16 (1.91%) Groovy
11 16 (1.91%) PHP
12 15 (1.79%) Scala
13 11 (1.32%) Korn
14 9 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.96%) R
16 6 (0.72%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.72%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 71 (8.49%) Degree
2 53 (6.34%) AWS Certification
3 42 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 34 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (3.59%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.27%) CISSP
7 18 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.67%) MCSD
9 14 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
10 13 (1.56%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.20%) CISM
12 9 (1.08%) CCIE
12 9 (1.08%) MBA
13 8 (0.96%) CCDE
13 8 (0.96%) CCDP
13 8 (0.96%) JNCIE
14 7 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.47%) GDPR
3 25 (2.99%) COBIT
4 24 (2.87%) JSP 440
4 24 (2.87%) PCI DSS
5 23 (2.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 23 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (2.39%) QA
7 11 (1.32%) NIST
7 11 (1.32%) SLA
8 7 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.84%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (9.57%) Docker
2 57 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 50 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.75%) HDFS
6 14 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.60%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.36%) vSphere
11 2 (0.24%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.12%) RACF
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 92 (11.00%) Kubernetes
2 84 (10.05%) Terraform
3 62 (7.42%) Ansible
4 56 (6.70%) Puppet
5 42 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.19%) SCCM
7 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.79%) vRealize
9 13 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.84%) WSUS
12 6 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (0.72%) yum
13 5 (0.60%) Oozie
14 3 (0.36%) CASB
14 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.36%) Mesos
14 3 (0.36%) Rancher
Vendors
1 189 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 141 (16.87%) Google
3 94 (11.24%) VMware
4 88 (10.53%) Oracle
5 43 (5.14%) IBM
6 41 (4.90%) SAP
7 39 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 31 (3.71%) Cisco
10 29 (3.47%) Citrix
11 28 (3.35%) Databricks
12 19 (2.27%) hybris
13 17 (2.03%) Tableau
14 16 (1.91%) Teradata
15 14 (1.67%) Juniper
16 12 (1.44%) Demandware
17 9 (1.08%) Adobe
17 9 (1.08%) Elastic Path
17 9 (1.08%) Interwoven
18 8 (0.96%) Sybase