Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 549 735
Rank change year-on-year +90 +186 +146
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,096 851 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.50% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 756 668 459
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £104,125 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +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 162,508 169,016 190,453
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.07% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,949 136,431 160,190
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 £81,250 £78,000 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +85 969 £80,000 +6.67% 125
London +77 530 £85,000 - 69
UK excluding London +104 471 £75,000 +11.11% 60
South East +59 160 £77,000 +10.00% 22
North of England -1 105 £71,250 +7.95% 10
North West +35 70 £75,000 +11.94% 9
Midlands +63 68 £78,750 +16.67% 14
West Midlands +46 54 £82,500 +32.00% 11
Scotland +31 49 £70,000 -3.45% 6
South West -9 46 £75,000 +7.14% 5
East of England +44 45 £80,000 +16.79% 3
Yorkshire -15 27 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands +8 19 £75,000 +3.45% 3
Wales +13 10 £70,000 +40.00%
North East -11 8 £70,000 -
Channel Islands - 6 £75,000 -
Northern Ireland +3 1 £62,500 +38.89%

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 748 (68.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 722 (65.88%) Amazon AWS
3 327 (29.84%) Microsoft
4 310 (28.28%) PaaS
5 257 (23.45%) DevOps
5 257 (23.45%) Google
6 251 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
7 246 (22.45%) IaaS
8 245 (22.35%) Presales
9 232 (21.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 223 (20.35%) VMware
11 184 (16.79%) Finance
12 179 (16.33%) Migration
13 173 (15.78%) Data Centre
14 167 (15.24%) Public Cloud
15 154 (14.05%) SaaS
16 152 (13.87%) Java
17 135 (12.32%) Hybrid Cloud
18 131 (11.95%) Python
19 129 (11.77%) SQL
20 125 (11.41%) Cisco
20 125 (11.41%) Degree
21 124 (11.31%) Windows
22 123 (11.22%) Microservices
23 120 (10.95%) Docker
24 118 (10.77%) Linux
25 117 (10.68%) TOGAF
25 117 (10.68%) Ansible
26 116 (10.58%) PowerShell
27 115 (10.49%) Web Services

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 42 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
2 35 (3.19%) WebLogic
3 34 (3.10%) OpenStack
3 34 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 31 (2.83%) Apache Spark
4 31 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 26 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.28%) IIS
7 12 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.64%) Mule
10 6 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.55%) JBoss
11 5 (0.46%) Apache
11 5 (0.46%) SAS
12 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.27%) Confluence
14 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.55%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.46%) Unica
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 748 (68.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 722 (65.88%) Amazon AWS
3 310 (28.28%) PaaS
4 246 (22.45%) IaaS
5 232 (21.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 154 (14.05%) SaaS
7 105 (9.58%) Cloud Computing
8 104 (9.49%) IBM Cloud
9 80 (7.30%) Serverless
10 61 (5.57%) Amazon S3
11 52 (4.74%) Office 365
12 50 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
13 48 (4.38%) OpenShift
14 39 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 33 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 29 (2.65%) Amazon Kinesis
18 27 (2.46%) Azure Functions
19 25 (2.28%) Amazon EMR
19 25 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.48%) Firewall
2 54 (4.93%) Wireless
3 48 (4.38%) LAN
4 45 (4.11%) WAN
5 40 (3.65%) Network Security
6 39 (3.56%) DNS
7 33 (3.01%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.46%) SAN
9 26 (2.37%) VPN
10 14 (1.28%) Internet
11 13 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (1.09%) NAS
13 10 (0.91%) BGP
13 10 (0.91%) VSAN
14 8 (0.73%) DMZ
14 8 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (0.64%) DHCP
15 7 (0.64%) SSL
16 5 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.76%) Big Data
3 48 (4.38%) Hadoop
4 47 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 44 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
7 29 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
8 27 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
11 17 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.46%) MySQL
12 16 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 15 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.28%) Data Lake
14 14 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.28%) SAP HANA
15 13 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 49 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.38%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.73%) Maven
6 8 (0.73%) Subversion
7 5 (0.46%) JIRA
7 5 (0.46%) Selenium
7 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.36%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.36%) GitLab
8 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.27%) CF BOSH
9 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.18%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 184 (16.79%) Finance
2 78 (7.12%) Retail
3 72 (6.57%) Marketing
4 51 (4.65%) Banking
5 43 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.56%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.37%) Publishing
8 25 (2.28%) German Language
9 20 (1.82%) Local Government
10 19 (1.73%) Italian Language
11 14 (1.28%) Legal
12 9 (0.82%) Electronics
13 8 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.64%) Advertising
15 5 (0.46%) Automotive
15 5 (0.46%) Games
16 4 (0.36%) French Language
16 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (10.49%) Web Services
2 88 (8.03%) .NET
3 71 (6.48%) JSON
3 71 (6.48%) Middleware
4 51 (4.65%) Spring
5 42 (3.83%) Java EE
6 39 (3.56%) Spring Boot
7 36 (3.28%) Node.js
8 27 (2.46%) Spring Cloud
9 23 (2.10%) REST
10 18 (1.64%) Kafka
11 13 (1.19%) HTML
12 12 (1.09%) YAML
13 11 (1.00%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.00%) Apache Avro
13 11 (1.00%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (0.91%) Hibernate
15 9 (0.82%) SOAP
16 8 (0.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 173 (15.78%) Data Centre
2 167 (15.24%) Public Cloud
3 135 (12.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 73 (6.66%) Cloud Native
4 73 (6.66%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (4.38%) Enterprise Cloud
6 47 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 44 (4.01%) Private Cloud
8 37 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (3.28%) Management Information System
10 33 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (2.65%) CESG
11 29 (2.65%) Fintech
12 23 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (2.01%) Blog
14 19 (1.73%) EMC VMAX
15 15 (1.37%) Clustering
16 13 (1.19%) Replication
17 11 (1.00%) NHS
18 9 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (11.31%) Windows
2 118 (10.77%) Linux
3 30 (2.74%) Unix
4 25 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.00%) VMS
9 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.27%) AIX
12 3 (0.27%) Android
12 3 (0.27%) CentOS
12 3 (0.27%) HPUX
12 3 (0.27%) Solaris
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.091%) MVS
13 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (23.45%) DevOps
2 251 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (22.35%) Presales
4 179 (16.33%) Migration
5 123 (11.22%) Microservices
6 117 (10.68%) TOGAF
7 111 (10.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 101 (9.22%) Project Management
9 98 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 84 (7.66%) Analytics
11 83 (7.57%) Open Source
12 75 (6.84%) SOA
13 72 (6.57%) Scrum
14 71 (6.48%) Configuration Management
15 65 (5.93%) Customer Requirements
16 61 (5.57%) IT Strategy
17 57 (5.20%) Technical Architecture
18 55 (5.02%) ITIL
19 54 (4.93%) Information Security
20 46 (4.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 152 (13.87%) Java
2 131 (11.95%) Python
3 129 (11.77%) SQL
4 116 (10.58%) PowerShell
5 62 (5.66%) C#
6 36 (3.28%) Go
7 28 (2.55%) Ruby
8 24 (2.19%) Bash Shell
9 22 (2.01%) Scala
10 21 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.73%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.46%) PHP
13 13 (1.19%) C++
14 9 (0.82%) Java 8
15 8 (0.73%) C
15 8 (0.73%) Perl
16 7 (0.64%) ABAP
16 7 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (11.41%) Degree
2 92 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (8.30%) MCSE
4 62 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 40 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.38%) MCSA
7 36 (3.28%) AWS Certification
8 32 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (2.74%) CCIE
10 28 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (2.28%) CCNA
11 25 (2.28%) Master's Degree
12 22 (2.01%) CCIE Service Provider
13 21 (1.92%) VCDX
14 19 (1.73%) CCIE Data Center
14 19 (1.73%) EMC Certification
14 19 (1.73%) VCAP
15 16 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
16 15 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.66%) GCP
2 56 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (3.10%) PCI DSS
4 32 (2.92%) QA
5 24 (2.19%) COBIT
6 12 (1.09%) GDPR
7 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.27%) SLA
10 2 (0.18%) PMO
11 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 120 (10.95%) Docker
2 99 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.93%) Active Directory
4 63 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 56 (5.11%) VMware NSX
6 21 (1.92%) vSphere
7 16 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.19%) vCloud
10 12 (1.09%) Apache Flume
11 11 (1.00%) HDFS
12 9 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.64%) XenApp
14 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.18%) Varnish
17 1 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.091%) Squid
17 1 (0.091%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (10.68%) Ansible
2 90 (8.21%) Puppet
3 87 (7.94%) Kubernetes
4 73 (6.66%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (3.92%) Terraform
6 26 (2.37%) Salt
7 13 (1.19%) Oozie
8 12 (1.09%) SCVMM
9 11 (1.00%) vRealize
10 10 (0.91%) SCCM
11 9 (0.82%) Mesos
12 8 (0.73%) Packer
13 6 (0.55%) Kibana
14 5 (0.46%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.46%) Grafana
14 5 (0.46%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.36%) CASB
15 4 (0.36%) Consul
15 4 (0.36%) Marathon
Vendors
1 327 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 257 (23.45%) Google
3 223 (20.35%) VMware
4 125 (11.41%) Cisco
5 104 (9.49%) Oracle
6 87 (7.94%) IBM
7 79 (7.21%) SAP
8 61 (5.57%) Red Hat
9 45 (4.11%) EMC
10 41 (3.74%) NetApp
11 38 (3.47%) Citrix
11 38 (3.47%) Dell
12 34 (3.10%) F5
13 29 (2.65%) Splunk
14 27 (2.46%) HP
15 26 (2.37%) Rackspace
16 22 (2.01%) Juniper
17 19 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (1.37%) Hitachi
19 10 (0.91%) Adobe