Period
to 19 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 500 622
Rank change year-on-year +91 +122 +180
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,092 946 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 807 731 556
UK median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £106,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +7.41% -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 142,396 169,478 166,063
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.40% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 113,818 139,244 137,809
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 19 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 14 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 19 March 2019. 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 +134 1,043 £82,500 +6.45% 145
London +130 613 £90,000 +9.09% 68
UK excluding London +100 445 £72,500 - 82
South East +32 140 £77,500 +3.33% 28
Midlands +90 118 £77,500 +6.90% 22
West Midlands +66 101 £80,000 +6.67% 17
North of England +39 97 £70,000 +3.70% 18
South West +50 56 £70,000 -6.67% 2
Yorkshire +22 49 £70,000 +3.70% 6
North West +51 45 £73,750 +13.46% 11
Scotland +27 32 £65,035 +0.05% 4
East of England +41 28 £75,000 -3.23% 7
East Midlands +27 17 £75,500 +11.85% 4
North East +18 3 £77,500 +19.23% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 774 (70.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 729 (66.76%) Amazon AWS
3 350 (32.05%) DevOps
4 337 (30.86%) Microsoft
5 321 (29.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 310 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
7 308 (28.21%) Google
8 284 (26.01%) Migration
9 267 (24.45%) PaaS
10 253 (23.17%) Finance
11 246 (22.53%) Public Cloud
12 245 (22.44%) SQL
13 240 (21.98%) Java
14 235 (21.52%) IaaS
15 216 (19.78%) Presales
16 212 (19.41%) VMware
17 211 (19.32%) TOGAF
18 187 (17.12%) Web Services
19 181 (16.58%) Python
20 178 (16.30%) Hybrid Cloud
21 167 (15.29%) Active Directory
22 158 (14.47%) Windows
23 157 (14.38%) SaaS
24 150 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
25 144 (13.19%) Microservices
26 143 (13.10%) .NET
27 138 (12.64%) Degree
28 135 (12.36%) Linux
29 128 (11.72%) PowerShell
29 128 (11.72%) 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 37 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 30 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 29 (2.66%) Confluence
4 27 (2.47%) Apache
4 27 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 25 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.92%) CMS
7 19 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.56%) IIS
9 12 (1.10%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.46%) JBoss
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.37%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.37%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.18%) HFM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.092%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.092%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 774 (70.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 729 (66.76%) Amazon AWS
3 321 (29.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 267 (24.45%) PaaS
5 235 (21.52%) IaaS
6 157 (14.38%) SaaS
7 116 (10.62%) Serverless
8 83 (7.60%) Office 365
9 82 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 75 (6.87%) Amazon S3
11 73 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
12 64 (5.86%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 46 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
15 35 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
17 22 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
18 21 (1.92%) AWS CloudTrail
18 21 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.31%) DNS
2 56 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 55 (5.04%) Firewall
4 45 (4.12%) SAN
4 45 (4.12%) VPN
5 43 (3.94%) WAN
6 36 (3.30%) Network Security
7 33 (3.02%) LAN
8 22 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (1.56%) WebEx
10 16 (1.47%) HTTP
11 15 (1.37%) Internet
12 14 (1.28%) NAS
12 14 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (1.01%) DHCP
13 11 (1.01%) VSAN
14 10 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (0.82%) NetScaler
15 9 (0.82%) SSL
15 9 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (8.79%) Big Data
2 88 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 79 (7.23%) Amazon RDS
4 72 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 62 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 59 (5.40%) NoSQL
7 55 (5.04%) Data Lake
8 44 (4.03%) Amazon Redshift
9 42 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 42 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (3.57%) RDBMS
11 33 (3.02%) Hadoop
12 28 (2.56%) MySQL
13 25 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (1.74%) BigQuery
15 18 (1.65%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.47%) HBase
17 15 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (6.59%) JIRA
2 49 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 39 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (2.47%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.73%) GitLab
8 7 (0.64%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.37%) ERwin
9 4 (0.37%) git-flow
9 4 (0.37%) Maven
9 4 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.37%) Subversion
10 3 (0.27%) ER Studio
10 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.18%) Ant
11 2 (0.18%) Gradle
11 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.18%) Toad
12 1 (0.092%) SonarQube
General
1 253 (23.17%) Finance
2 86 (7.88%) Retail
3 69 (6.32%) Banking
4 52 (4.76%) Marketing
5 44 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.47%) Local Government
8 19 (1.74%) Automotive
9 15 (1.37%) Electronics
10 10 (0.92%) French Language
10 10 (0.92%) German Language
11 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.55%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Front Office
14 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.46%) Swedish Language
15 4 (0.37%) Publishing
16 3 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (17.12%) Web Services
2 143 (13.10%) .NET
3 64 (5.86%) RESTful
4 58 (5.31%) JSON
5 48 (4.40%) Node.js
6 40 (3.66%) Middleware
7 36 (3.30%) ASP.NET
8 28 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
9 24 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (2.20%) REST
9 24 (2.20%) Spring
10 20 (1.83%) SOAP
11 18 (1.65%) Kafka
12 17 (1.56%) Java EE
13 16 (1.47%) Spring Boot
14 13 (1.19%) Memcached
14 13 (1.19%) Spring Cloud
15 12 (1.10%) HTML
15 12 (1.10%) LDAP
16 11 (1.01%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 246 (22.53%) Public Cloud
2 178 (16.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 124 (11.36%) Data Centre
4 85 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
5 74 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
6 70 (6.41%) Private Cloud
7 61 (5.59%) Cloud Native
8 53 (4.85%) Enterprise Cloud
9 49 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
10 40 (3.66%) Management Information System
11 39 (3.57%) Fintech
12 30 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (2.38%) Clustering
14 25 (2.29%) Hedge funds
15 20 (1.83%) User Experience
16 19 (1.74%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.56%) Blog
18 14 (1.28%) Replication
19 10 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
20 9 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 158 (14.47%) Windows
2 135 (12.36%) Linux
3 35 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (2.29%) CentOS
5 25 (2.29%) Unix
6 21 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.10%) Android
11 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.92%) AIX
13 9 (0.82%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.73%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.55%) SUSE
17 4 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.37%) Solaris
18 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (32.05%) DevOps
2 310 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (26.01%) Migration
4 216 (19.78%) Presales
5 211 (19.32%) TOGAF
6 144 (13.19%) Microservices
7 128 (11.72%) Analytics
8 126 (11.54%) Computer Science
9 111 (10.16%) Enterprise Architecture
10 108 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 103 (9.43%) Project Management
12 95 (8.70%) Thought Leadership
13 94 (8.61%) SOA
14 92 (8.42%) Open Source
15 91 (8.33%) ITIL
16 89 (8.15%) High Availability
17 88 (8.06%) Software Engineering
18 86 (7.88%) Technical Architecture
19 81 (7.42%) Scrum
20 68 (6.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 245 (22.44%) SQL
2 240 (21.98%) Java
3 181 (16.58%) Python
4 128 (11.72%) PowerShell
5 72 (6.59%) C#
6 48 (4.40%) Bash Shell
7 44 (4.03%) C
8 39 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 36 (3.30%) Scala
10 32 (2.93%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.56%) Go
11 28 (2.56%) Ruby
12 27 (2.47%) Perl
13 26 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.74%) C++
15 18 (1.65%) PHP
16 4 (0.37%) AWK
16 4 (0.37%) R
17 3 (0.27%) Java 8
18 2 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 138 (12.64%) Degree
2 91 (8.33%) AWS Certification
3 84 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 59 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (4.67%) MCSE
7 40 (3.66%) MCSA
8 39 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 37 (3.39%) CISSP
9 37 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 28 (2.56%) MBA
11 23 (2.11%) CISM
12 17 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (1.47%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.37%) CISA
14 15 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (1.28%) Master's Degree
15 14 (1.28%) MCITP
16 13 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
16 13 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.94%) GDPR
2 30 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.29%) SLA
4 11 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 9 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.37%) QA
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.18%) RMADS
8 1 (0.092%) COBIT
8 1 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.092%) PMO
8 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (15.29%) Active Directory
2 150 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (8.24%) Docker
4 79 (7.23%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.48%) XenApp
6 27 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.92%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.73%) NFS
12 6 (0.55%) vCloud
12 6 (0.55%) vSphere
13 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.27%) HDFS
16 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
17 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 1 (0.092%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 98 (8.97%) Ansible
2 80 (7.33%) Terraform
3 65 (5.95%) Kubernetes
4 62 (5.68%) Puppet
5 50 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.66%) vCenter Server
7 22 (2.01%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.37%) Packer
9 13 (1.19%) vRealize
10 10 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.82%) SCCM
12 7 (0.64%) Mesos
13 6 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.55%) Salt
14 5 (0.46%) SCOM
15 4 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
15 4 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
15 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 337 (30.86%) Microsoft
2 308 (28.21%) Google
3 212 (19.41%) VMware
4 99 (9.07%) Oracle
5 71 (6.50%) Citrix
6 70 (6.41%) Red Hat
7 60 (5.49%) Cisco
8 57 (5.22%) IBM
9 46 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
10 40 (3.66%) EMC
10 40 (3.66%) SAP
11 39 (3.57%) NetApp
12 28 (2.56%) Rackspace
13 20 (1.83%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.37%) Dell
14 15 (1.37%) Teradata
15 14 (1.28%) HP
16 12 (1.10%) Juniper
17 11 (1.01%) Palo Alto
17 11 (1.01%) Tableau