Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £81,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 437 580 688
Rank change year-on-year +143 +108 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,128 767 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 797 595 508
UK median annual salary £81,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £68,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +9.49% -2.14% +7.69%

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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 +132 1,021 £82,500 +10.00% 148
London +132 604 £87,500 +6.06% 75
UK excluding London +123 441 £75,000 +9.49% 82
South East +28 132 £77,500 - 16
Midlands +91 101 £80,000 +33.33% 21
West Midlands +85 82 £82,500 +50.00% 14
North of England +9 77 £70,000 +4.48% 13
South West +29 66 £75,000 +7.14% 15
North West +14 49 £75,000 +11.94% 4
East of England +45 42 £82,500 +20.44% 8
Scotland +33 41 £70,000 -3.45% 7
East Midlands +17 24 £75,000 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +1 21 £65,000 - 9
Wales +13 10 £70,000 +40.00% 2
North East - 7 £70,000 -
Northern Ireland +9 1 £62,500 +38.89%
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 792 (70.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 777 (68.88%) Amazon AWS
3 331 (29.34%) Microsoft
4 313 (27.75%) PaaS
5 301 (26.68%) Google
6 282 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 275 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
8 249 (22.07%) Presales
9 248 (21.99%) DevOps
10 243 (21.54%) VMware
11 226 (20.04%) Java
12 225 (19.95%) IaaS
13 201 (17.82%) Finance
14 184 (16.31%) Data Centre
15 183 (16.22%) Hybrid Cloud
16 180 (15.96%) Public Cloud
16 180 (15.96%) Migration
17 166 (14.72%) SQL
18 161 (14.27%) Microservices
19 158 (14.01%) Web Services
19 158 (14.01%) Python
20 154 (13.65%) Windows
21 151 (13.39%) SaaS
22 145 (12.85%) Docker
23 142 (12.59%) Degree
24 134 (11.88%) Linux
25 133 (11.79%) TOGAF
26 127 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 113 (10.02%) Ansible
28 110 (9.75%) Kubernetes

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 59 (5.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 55 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 48 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 45 (3.99%) OpenStack
5 43 (3.81%) Tomcat
6 29 (2.57%) SharePoint
7 25 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (1.42%) JBoss
10 12 (1.06%) IIS
11 11 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.98%) Mule
12 7 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.62%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.53%) Confluence
14 5 (0.44%) Apache
14 5 (0.44%) CMS
14 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 35 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.44%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.35%) Unica
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.089%) Magento
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 792 (70.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 777 (68.88%) Amazon AWS
3 313 (27.75%) PaaS
4 282 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 225 (19.95%) IaaS
6 151 (13.39%) SaaS
7 108 (9.57%) Cloud Computing
8 104 (9.22%) IBM Cloud
9 102 (9.04%) Serverless
10 81 (7.18%) Amazon S3
11 74 (6.56%) Office 365
12 67 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
13 62 (5.50%) AWS Lambda
14 56 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 56 (4.96%) OpenShift
15 49 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 37 (3.28%) Amazon Kinesis
17 35 (3.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 29 (2.57%) Amazon EMR
19 27 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.65%) Firewall
2 62 (5.50%) Network Security
3 57 (5.05%) DNS
4 50 (4.43%) Wireless
5 49 (4.34%) TCP/IP
6 44 (3.90%) VPN
7 43 (3.81%) SAN
8 40 (3.55%) LAN
9 37 (3.28%) WAN
10 19 (1.68%) Internet
11 15 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (1.33%) VSAN
12 14 (1.24%) NAS
13 13 (1.15%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (1.06%) BGP
15 11 (0.98%) SSL
16 10 (0.89%) Skype
16 10 (0.89%) WebEx
17 9 (0.80%) VLAN
18 8 (0.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.54%) Big Data
3 80 (7.09%) Amazon RDS
4 57 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 45 (3.99%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 39 (3.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 38 (3.37%) RDBMS
10 33 (2.93%) Cosmos DB
11 29 (2.57%) Data Lake
12 26 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 23 (2.04%) MySQL
14 16 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (1.06%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.98%) Redis
17 11 (0.98%) SAP HANA
18 9 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 48 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 22 (1.95%) JIRA
5 19 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.98%) Subversion
7 10 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.71%) Maven
10 6 (0.53%) GitLab
10 6 (0.53%) Selenium
11 4 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.35%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.27%) git-flow
13 2 (0.18%) Gatling
13 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.18%) NeoLoad
13 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 201 (17.82%) Finance
2 70 (6.21%) Retail
3 56 (4.96%) Banking
3 56 (4.96%) Marketing
4 52 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.13%) German Language
7 18 (1.60%) Electronics
7 18 (1.60%) Local Government
8 13 (1.15%) Italian Language
9 12 (1.06%) Publishing
10 9 (0.80%) French Language
11 7 (0.62%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Swedish Language
12 6 (0.53%) Automotive
13 5 (0.44%) Legal
14 4 (0.35%) Games
14 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (14.01%) Web Services
2 96 (8.51%) .NET
3 61 (5.41%) Java EE
3 61 (5.41%) JSON
4 55 (4.88%) Spring
5 50 (4.43%) Spring Boot
6 48 (4.26%) Middleware
7 38 (3.37%) Node.js
7 38 (3.37%) Spring Cloud
8 29 (2.57%) REST
9 19 (1.68%) SOAP
10 17 (1.51%) ASP.NET
10 17 (1.51%) HTML
11 16 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (1.33%) Kafka
12 15 (1.33%) YAML
13 14 (1.24%) RESTful
14 12 (1.06%) AngularJS
14 12 (1.06%) CSS
14 12 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 184 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 183 (16.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 180 (15.96%) Public Cloud
4 83 (7.36%) Computer Science
5 78 (6.91%) Cloud Native
6 64 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (4.88%) Private Cloud
8 53 (4.70%) Enterprise Cloud
9 50 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (3.90%) Fintech
11 36 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (2.66%) Management Information System
13 26 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (2.22%) Blog
15 22 (1.95%) CESG
16 18 (1.60%) Clustering
16 18 (1.60%) Replication
17 13 (1.15%) Hedge funds
17 13 (1.15%) Virtual Team
18 12 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 154 (13.65%) Windows
2 134 (11.88%) Linux
3 34 (3.01%) Unix
4 29 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 25 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.24%) VMS
9 9 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.35%) CentOS
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.27%) Android
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.18%) Solaris
14 1 (0.089%) AIX
14 1 (0.089%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (22.07%) Presales
3 248 (21.99%) DevOps
4 180 (15.96%) Migration
5 161 (14.27%) Microservices
6 133 (11.79%) TOGAF
7 106 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 99 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
9 98 (8.69%) Project Management
9 98 (8.69%) Scrum
10 93 (8.24%) SOA
11 89 (7.89%) Analytics
12 76 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
13 75 (6.65%) ITIL
14 72 (6.38%) Open Source
15 63 (5.59%) Configuration Management
16 61 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 54 (4.79%) Customer Requirements
18 50 (4.43%) IT Strategy
19 49 (4.34%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 226 (20.04%) Java
2 166 (14.72%) SQL
3 158 (14.01%) Python
4 103 (9.13%) PowerShell
5 69 (6.12%) C#
6 45 (3.99%) Go
7 35 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 32 (2.84%) Bash Shell
8 32 (2.84%) Scala
9 27 (2.39%) JavaScript
10 26 (2.30%) Ruby
11 21 (1.86%) C
12 16 (1.42%) Java 8
12 16 (1.42%) Perl
13 15 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.24%) C++
15 13 (1.15%) PHP
16 7 (0.62%) AWK
17 5 (0.44%) ABAP
17 5 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 142 (12.59%) Degree
2 87 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (7.62%) MCSE
4 56 (4.96%) AWS Certification
5 45 (3.99%) Security Cleared
6 44 (3.90%) MCSA
7 34 (3.01%) Master's Degree
8 31 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (2.22%) CCIE
10 25 (2.22%) SC Cleared
11 19 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (1.51%) CCIE Service Provider
12 17 (1.51%) CCNA
13 16 (1.42%) CISA
13 16 (1.42%) CISSP
13 16 (1.42%) MCITP
14 15 (1.33%) CISM
14 15 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.95%) COBIT
4 18 (1.60%) GDPR
4 18 (1.60%) QA
5 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.35%) SLA
7 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 145 (12.85%) Docker
2 127 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (9.57%) Active Directory
4 72 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 56 (4.96%) VMware NSX
6 17 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.51%) vSphere
7 16 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.33%) vCloud
9 12 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.80%) XenApp
11 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.44%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.35%) HDFS
14 2 (0.18%) Varnish
14 2 (0.18%) Xen
15 1 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.089%) Squid
15 1 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 113 (10.02%) Ansible
2 110 (9.75%) Kubernetes
3 83 (7.36%) Puppet
4 67 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (4.43%) Terraform
6 30 (2.66%) Salt
7 17 (1.51%) vRealize
8 16 (1.42%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.89%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.80%) Mesos
10 9 (0.80%) Packer
11 7 (0.62%) Kibana
11 7 (0.62%) SCCM
12 6 (0.53%) Grafana
12 6 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.53%) Oozie
13 4 (0.35%) CASB
13 4 (0.35%) Consul
13 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 331 (29.34%) Microsoft
2 301 (26.68%) Google
3 243 (21.54%) VMware
4 110 (9.75%) Oracle
5 106 (9.40%) Cisco
6 98 (8.69%) IBM
7 92 (8.16%) SAP
8 90 (7.98%) Red Hat
9 58 (5.14%) EMC
10 44 (3.90%) NetApp
11 30 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (2.48%) Citrix
13 25 (2.22%) Rackspace
14 24 (2.13%) F5
14 24 (2.13%) Splunk
15 20 (1.77%) Dell
16 18 (1.60%) Juniper
17 12 (1.06%) HP
18 11 (0.98%) Cloudera
19 10 (0.89%) Axway