Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 451 449 611
Rank change year-on-year -2 +162 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 906 1,131 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.69% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.72% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 671 800 574
UK median annual salary £82,500 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £68,500
% change year-on-year - +9.49% -2.14%

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +16 846 £82,500 - 143
London +40 549 £90,000 +2.86% 59
UK excluding London -30 319 £75,000 - 93
Midlands +6 85 £72,500 -9.38% 16
North of England +23 78 £75,000 +7.14% 29
South East -34 72 £80,000 +3.23% 23
West Midlands +10 66 £70,000 -15.15% 10
North West +50 52 £75,000 - 14
East of England +49 27 £85,000 +3.03% 7
South West -25 25 £77,500 +3.33% 9
Yorkshire +7 24 £77,500 +19.23% 10
Scotland -6 24 £65,000 -7.14% 8
East Midlands +23 18 £85,000 +11.48% 6
Northern Ireland -8 5 £60,000 -4.00%
Wales 0 3 £70,000 -6.67% 1
North East +14 2 £57,743 -17.51% 5

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 610 (67.33%) AWS
2 580 (64.02%) Azure
3 319 (35.21%) DevOps
4 310 (34.22%) Migration
5 248 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
6 209 (23.07%) Microsoft
7 208 (22.96%) Presales
8 205 (22.63%) PaaS
9 200 (22.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 185 (20.42%) GCP
11 173 (19.09%) Google
12 172 (18.98%) Finance
13 164 (18.10%) Public Cloud
14 161 (17.77%) Microservices
15 145 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 144 (15.89%) IaaS
17 138 (15.23%) Cloud Native
18 130 (14.35%) Kubernetes
19 126 (13.91%) Linux
20 123 (13.58%) VMware
21 119 (13.13%) SQL
22 113 (12.47%) Windows
22 113 (12.47%) SaaS
22 113 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
23 112 (12.36%) Java
24 111 (12.25%) TOGAF
24 111 (12.25%) Software Engineering
25 104 (11.48%) Office 365
26 99 (10.93%) Thought Leadership
26 99 (10.93%) Enterprise Software

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 40 (4.42%) WebSphere
2 31 (3.42%) CMS
3 23 (2.54%) Apache Solr
3 23 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.43%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 16 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.66%) Confluence
8 13 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.21%) IIS
11 9 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.77%) Apache
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.22%) JBoss
15 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.66%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (1.99%) Magento
2 17 (1.88%) SDL Web 8
3 9 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 4 (0.44%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 610 (67.33%) AWS
2 580 (64.02%) Azure
3 205 (22.63%) PaaS
4 185 (20.42%) GCP
5 144 (15.89%) IaaS
6 113 (12.47%) SaaS
7 104 (11.48%) Office 365
8 96 (10.60%) Cloud Computing
9 66 (7.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 52 (5.74%) Amazon S3
11 47 (5.19%) Serverless
12 39 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 24 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 24 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
16 22 (2.43%) Amazon ECS
17 20 (2.21%) OpenShift
18 14 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.30%) Firewall
2 43 (4.75%) WAN
3 31 (3.42%) DNS
4 30 (3.31%) Internet
5 26 (2.87%) LAN
6 22 (2.43%) SAN
7 19 (2.10%) VPN
8 18 (1.99%) HTTP
9 16 (1.77%) NAS
10 11 (1.21%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (1.10%) MPLS
12 8 (0.88%) DHCP
13 7 (0.77%) Network Security
14 6 (0.66%) Wireless
15 5 (0.55%) BGP
15 5 (0.55%) DWDM
15 5 (0.55%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.55%) SDH
15 5 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.51%) Big Data
2 43 (4.75%) Hadoop
3 41 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 36 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 29 (3.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 29 (3.20%) Data Lake
8 25 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (2.76%) Apache Hive
9 22 (2.43%) Impala
10 21 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 21 (2.32%) SQL Server
11 17 (1.88%) Endeca
11 17 (1.88%) MySQL
12 16 (1.77%) HBase
13 13 (1.43%) BigQuery
14 11 (1.21%) HDInsight
15 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.31%) JIRA
2 29 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.77%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.66%) Gradle
7 6 (0.66%) gulp
7 6 (0.66%) Maven
7 6 (0.66%) Selenium
8 4 (0.44%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.44%) JMeter
8 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.22%) Ant
10 2 (0.22%) ER Studio
10 2 (0.22%) GoCD
11 1 (0.11%) CF BOSH
11 1 (0.11%) PowerDesigner
General
1 172 (18.98%) Finance
2 74 (8.17%) Banking
3 59 (6.51%) Retail
4 58 (6.40%) Marketing
5 38 (4.19%) Public Sector
5 38 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.99%) Legal
9 15 (1.66%) Front Office
10 12 (1.32%) Local Government
11 8 (0.88%) Advertising
11 8 (0.88%) Automotive
11 8 (0.88%) Back Office
11 8 (0.88%) Law
12 6 (0.66%) Billing
13 5 (0.55%) Electronics
14 4 (0.44%) Military
15 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.49%) Web Services
2 64 (7.06%) .NET
3 36 (3.97%) Middleware
3 36 (3.97%) RESTful
4 28 (3.09%) HTML
5 26 (2.87%) XML
6 20 (2.21%) Kafka
7 19 (2.10%) ASP.NET
8 18 (1.99%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (1.21%) CSS
9 11 (1.21%) Lambda Expressions
10 9 (0.99%) JSON
11 8 (0.88%) J2EE
11 8 (0.88%) React
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.77%) REST
12 7 (0.77%) XSD
12 7 (0.77%) XSLT
13 6 (0.66%) Java EE
14 5 (0.55%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 200 (22.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 164 (18.10%) Public Cloud
3 138 (15.23%) Cloud Native
4 99 (10.93%) Enterprise Software
5 96 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (9.93%) Data Centre
7 72 (7.95%) Private Cloud
8 44 (4.86%) Enterprise Cloud
8 44 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (3.64%) Management Information System
11 24 (2.65%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.88%) Clustering
12 17 (1.88%) Replication
13 16 (1.77%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (1.21%) PKI
15 10 (1.10%) Blog
16 9 (0.99%) iPad
17 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 126 (13.91%) Linux
2 113 (12.47%) Windows
3 33 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.98%) Unix
5 16 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.10%) Solaris
7 9 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.66%) AIX
9 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.22%) Debian
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Android
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (35.21%) DevOps
2 310 (34.22%) Migration
3 248 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (22.96%) Presales
5 161 (17.77%) Microservices
6 145 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
8 111 (12.25%) Software Engineering
8 111 (12.25%) TOGAF
9 99 (10.93%) Thought Leadership
10 87 (9.60%) Creative Thinking
11 85 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 80 (8.83%) Project Delivery
13 78 (8.61%) Technical Architecture
14 75 (8.28%) Programme Management
15 71 (7.84%) Project Management
16 68 (7.51%) IT Strategy
17 67 (7.40%) Cloud Operations
18 63 (6.95%) Cloud Enablement
19 57 (6.29%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 119 (13.13%) SQL
2 112 (12.36%) Java
3 91 (10.04%) Python
4 39 (4.30%) PowerShell
5 33 (3.64%) C
6 26 (2.87%) C#
6 26 (2.87%) Ruby
7 24 (2.65%) Scala
8 18 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.43%) C++
11 10 (1.10%) Perl
12 9 (0.99%) Go
12 9 (0.99%) Korn
12 9 (0.99%) PHP
13 7 (0.77%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.77%) C-shell
14 6 (0.66%) Groovy
14 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (10.60%) AWS Certification
2 72 (7.95%) Degree
3 29 (3.20%) CISSP
4 23 (2.54%) TOGAF Certification
5 22 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.99%) CISM
7 17 (1.88%) DBS Check
8 13 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (0.99%) CCSP
12 8 (0.88%) CISA
12 8 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (0.77%) MCSA
13 7 (0.77%) MCSE
14 6 (0.66%) CCIE
15 5 (0.55%) CCDP
15 5 (0.55%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.43%) GDPR
2 20 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.21%) NIST
2 20 (2.21%) SLA
3 19 (2.10%) QA
4 10 (1.10%) COBIT
5 6 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) NCSC
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 66 (7.28%) Docker
2 61 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.85%) Active Directory
4 35 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.65%) HDFS
6 21 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.10%) vSphere
9 8 (0.88%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.66%) KVM
11 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.33%) LXC
12 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.33%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.33%) Xen
13 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.11%) RACF
14 1 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 130 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 72 (7.95%) Terraform
3 66 (7.28%) Ansible
3 66 (7.28%) Puppet
4 55 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.43%) SCCM
6 15 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
7 14 (1.55%) vRealize
8 13 (1.43%) Packer
9 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.10%) CASB
11 8 (0.88%) Oozie
12 7 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.66%) Salt
14 5 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
15 4 (0.44%) Mesos
15 4 (0.44%) Nagios
15 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
16 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 209 (23.07%) Microsoft
2 173 (19.09%) Google
3 123 (13.58%) VMware
4 66 (7.28%) Oracle
5 51 (5.63%) IBM
6 43 (4.75%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (4.53%) Cisco
8 30 (3.31%) SAP
9 23 (2.54%) Citrix
10 19 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.99%) Adobe
11 18 (1.99%) Databricks
11 18 (1.99%) Elastic Path
11 18 (1.99%) hybris
11 18 (1.99%) Symantec
12 17 (1.88%) Interwoven
13 16 (1.77%) Informatica
13 16 (1.77%) Rackspace
14 15 (1.66%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.55%) Demandware