Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 673 782
Rank change year-on-year +116 +109 +237
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 787 625 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 612 499 470
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +77 703 £75,000 - 70
London +43 414 £82,500 +3.13% 26
UK excluding London +40 285 £70,000 - 45
South East +11 121 £75,000 +3.45% 10
North of England +35 87 £67,000 +3.08% 15
Yorkshire +39 45 £65,000 - 6
North West +3 42 £67,000 -0.74% 9
Midlands +20 28 £62,500 -3.85% 11
West Midlands -6 25 £60,000 -6.25% 9
East of England +12 24 £78,000 +31.65% 2
South West +10 20 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Scotland -28 5 £72,500 +20.83% 1
East Midlands +39 3 £67,500 -15.63% 2
Wales - 3 £54,000 -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Cloud Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 501 (63.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 500 (63.53%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (28.46%) IaaS
4 220 (27.95%) PaaS
5 210 (26.68%) Microsoft
6 203 (25.79%) DevOps
7 190 (24.14%) Migration
8 180 (22.87%) Google
9 177 (22.49%) Finance
10 168 (21.35%) SaaS
11 166 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
12 143 (18.17%) Public Cloud
13 140 (17.79%) TOGAF
14 133 (16.90%) Presales
15 125 (15.88%) Java
16 124 (15.76%) VMware
17 109 (13.85%) Web Services
18 106 (13.47%) Puppet
19 103 (13.09%) Google Cloud Platform
19 103 (13.09%) Hybrid Cloud
20 102 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
21 101 (12.83%) Microservices
22 95 (12.07%) .NET
23 94 (11.94%) Windows
24 92 (11.69%) Docker
25 90 (11.44%) Enterprise Architecture
26 87 (11.05%) SQL
27 85 (10.80%) Degree
27 85 (10.80%) Office 365
28 84 (10.67%) Big Data

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 51 (6.48%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.83%) OpenStack
3 20 (2.54%) IIS
4 17 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.65%) Apache
5 13 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.89%) Confluence
9 7 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.89%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.76%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.51%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.51%) CMS
12 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Infor CloudSuite
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.64%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 501 (63.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 500 (63.53%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (28.46%) IaaS
4 220 (27.95%) PaaS
5 168 (21.35%) SaaS
6 103 (13.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 85 (10.80%) Office 365
8 52 (6.61%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (5.84%) IBM Cloud
10 37 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (3.43%) Bluemix
13 18 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (2.16%) G Suite
15 16 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.91%) Serverless
16 15 (1.91%) Sumo Logic
17 14 (1.78%) Force.com
18 13 (1.65%) Amazon S3
18 13 (1.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.23%) Firewall
2 48 (6.10%) DNS
3 31 (3.94%) WAN
4 29 (3.68%) VPN
5 24 (3.05%) Internet
6 22 (2.80%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.16%) LAN
7 17 (2.16%) Network Security
8 13 (1.65%) SAN
9 12 (1.52%) HTTP
10 10 (1.27%) IPsec
11 8 (1.02%) DHCP
12 7 (0.89%) IPv6
12 7 (0.89%) SSL
13 6 (0.76%) Wireless
14 5 (0.64%) BGP
14 5 (0.64%) ICMP
14 5 (0.64%) IPv4
14 5 (0.64%) Multicast
14 5 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.67%) Big Data
2 71 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 56 (7.12%) Hadoop
4 40 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 32 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (3.94%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.81%) MySQL
8 25 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.80%) Redis
10 19 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (2.03%) Apache Hive
12 15 (1.91%) Data Lake
12 15 (1.91%) SAP HANA
13 13 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.76%) BigQuery
14 6 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.64%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.64%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 70 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 26 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (1.40%) Subversion
4 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.14%) Hudson
5 9 (1.14%) JIRA
6 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.38%) GitLab
8 3 (0.38%) NUnit
9 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.25%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.13%) Ant
10 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 177 (22.49%) Finance
2 47 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 44 (5.59%) Banking
4 43 (5.46%) Marketing
5 41 (5.21%) Billing
5 41 (5.21%) Telecoms
6 38 (4.83%) Retail
7 30 (3.81%) Electronics
8 22 (2.80%) Legal
9 15 (1.91%) Local Government
10 7 (0.89%) Games
11 5 (0.64%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (13.85%) Web Services
2 95 (12.07%) .NET
3 47 (5.97%) Middleware
4 31 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (2.92%) Node.js
6 21 (2.67%) JSON
6 21 (2.67%) MSMQ
7 18 (2.29%) RESTful
8 17 (2.16%) HTML
9 15 (1.91%) CSS
10 14 (1.78%) REST
11 13 (1.65%) Hibernate
12 12 (1.52%) XML
13 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.02%) J2EE
14 8 (1.02%) Java EE
14 8 (1.02%) WCF
15 7 (0.89%) jQuery
16 6 (0.76%) JDBC
16 6 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 143 (18.17%) Public Cloud
2 103 (13.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 84 (10.67%) Data Centre
4 67 (8.51%) Private Cloud
5 59 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (4.96%) Computer Science
7 37 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (3.81%) Management Information System
9 26 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (3.18%) Enterprise Cloud
11 21 (2.67%) PKI
12 16 (2.03%) CESG
13 14 (1.78%) Mainframe
14 13 (1.65%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.02%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.02%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 7 (0.89%) Driving Licence
17 6 (0.76%) Fintech
17 6 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.94%) Windows
2 60 (7.62%) Linux
3 53 (6.73%) Unix
4 20 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.64%) CentOS
6 5 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Debian
9 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (25.79%) DevOps
2 190 (24.14%) Migration
3 166 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (17.79%) TOGAF
5 133 (16.90%) Presales
6 101 (12.83%) Microservices
7 90 (11.44%) Enterprise Architecture
8 67 (8.51%) Analytics
9 62 (7.88%) Project Management
10 60 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (7.50%) High Availability
11 59 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 58 (7.37%) SOA
13 57 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (7.24%) Information Security
14 56 (7.12%) ITIL
15 53 (6.73%) IT Strategy
16 48 (6.10%) Open Source
16 48 (6.10%) SDLC
17 43 (5.46%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 125 (15.88%) Java
2 87 (11.05%) SQL
3 83 (10.55%) Python
4 51 (6.48%) C#
5 49 (6.23%) C++
6 37 (4.70%) JavaScript
7 31 (3.94%) Go
7 31 (3.94%) PHP
8 29 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.56%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.05%) Ruby
11 14 (1.78%) Scala
12 9 (1.14%) Perl
13 8 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.89%) C
15 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.25%) VB
16 1 (0.13%) R
16 1 (0.13%) Rust
16 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (10.80%) Degree
2 36 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.56%) CISSP
5 19 (2.41%) MCSE
6 18 (2.29%) CISM
7 17 (2.16%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.91%) ISSAP
9 14 (1.78%) CCNP
10 13 (1.65%) CCNA
10 13 (1.65%) GIAC
11 12 (1.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (1.40%) CCIE
13 10 (1.27%) CCDA
13 10 (1.27%) CCDP
14 9 (1.14%) MCSA
14 9 (1.14%) MCSD
15 8 (1.02%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.89%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.81%) PCI DSS
2 26 (3.30%) COBIT
3 23 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.92%) QA
4 20 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (2.03%) GCP
5 16 (2.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 16 (2.03%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.64%) SLA
7 4 (0.51%) GDPR
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 92 (11.69%) Docker
2 80 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 66 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.76%) vCloud
5 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.64%) HDFS
7 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.51%) vSphere
7 4 (0.51%) XenApp
8 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 106 (13.47%) Puppet
2 102 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (9.40%) Ansible
4 59 (7.50%) Kubernetes
5 45 (5.72%) Terraform
6 40 (5.08%) Mesos
7 11 (1.40%) rkt
8 7 (0.89%) Marathon
9 5 (0.64%) Consul
10 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.51%) SCCM
11 3 (0.38%) Nagios
11 3 (0.38%) Packer
11 3 (0.38%) Salt
11 3 (0.38%) SCOM
11 3 (0.38%) vRealize
12 2 (0.25%) Ambari
12 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 210 (26.68%) Microsoft
2 180 (22.87%) Google
3 124 (15.76%) VMware
4 76 (9.66%) SAP
5 68 (8.64%) Oracle
6 44 (5.59%) IBM
7 33 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (4.07%) Citrix
9 28 (3.56%) Cisco
9 28 (3.56%) HP
10 26 (3.30%) Splunk
11 22 (2.80%) Rackspace
12 19 (2.41%) ServiceNow
13 17 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.52%) Dell
15 11 (1.40%) RightScale
15 11 (1.40%) Workday
16 10 (1.27%) NetApp
17 8 (1.02%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.02%) Juniper