Period
to

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 529 393 418
Rank change year-on-year -136 +25 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 985 682 663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.74% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 668 507 490
10th Percentile £65,800 £65,000 £60,000
25th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £85,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £95,938
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -

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 151,186 85,192 88,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.55% 92.54% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82,478 65,111 71,932
10th Percentile £32,386 £31,365 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,185 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect.

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -118 827 £92,500 +8.82% 101
London -102 616 £95,000 +5.56% 62
Work from Home -84 503 £90,000 +5.88% 33
UK excluding London -151 232 £82,500 +10.00% 38
North of England -75 76 £82,500 +17.86% 17
Yorkshire -46 49 £82,500 +17.86% 5
South East -120 45 £85,000 +7.94% 7
Midlands -72 37 £75,000 - 5
West Midlands -51 32 £75,000 -1.64% 2
Scotland -39 28 £85,000 +7.94% 1
North West -71 25 £72,500 +1.40% 11
South West -35 24 £70,000 - 2
East of England -65 18 £90,000 +28.57% 4
Northern Ireland -19 5 £100,000 - 2
East Midlands -42 5 £75,000 +4.90% 3
North East -13 4 £101,250 +92.86% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, Cloud Architect job roles required the following 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.

1 633 (64.26%) Azure
2 509 (51.68%) AWS
3 358 (36.35%) DevOps
4 279 (28.32%) GCP
5 269 (27.31%) Agile
6 264 (26.80%) Microsoft
7 242 (24.57%) Public Cloud
8 239 (24.26%) CI/CD
9 238 (24.16%) PaaS
10 235 (23.86%) Migration
11 229 (23.25%) Kubernetes
12 227 (23.05%) Social Skills
13 216 (21.93%) IaaS
14 209 (21.22%) SaaS
15 202 (20.51%) Finance
16 166 (16.85%) Google
16 166 (16.85%) Terraform
17 163 (16.55%) Cloud Native
18 156 (15.84%) Thought Leadership
19 154 (15.63%) Microservices
20 149 (15.13%) Python
21 148 (15.03%) Docker
22 135 (13.71%) Infrastructure as Code
23 131 (13.30%) Java
24 125 (12.69%) Cybersecurity
25 124 (12.59%) Analytics
25 124 (12.59%) Hybrid Cloud
25 124 (12.59%) Serverless
26 118 (11.98%) Ansible
27 114 (11.57%) Cloud Computing

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 32 (3.25%) Apache Spark
2 31 (3.15%) IIS
3 21 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.32%) Confluence
6 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.41%) CMS
8 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.30%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.20%) OpenWhisk
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.10%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) Blender
Business Applications
1 20 (2.03%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.81%) Social Studio
3 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 633 (64.26%) Azure
2 509 (51.68%) AWS
3 279 (28.32%) GCP
4 238 (24.16%) PaaS
5 216 (21.93%) IaaS
6 209 (21.22%) SaaS
7 124 (12.59%) Serverless
8 114 (11.57%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (7.92%) Microsoft 365
10 64 (6.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 59 (5.99%) Amazon EKS
12 42 (4.26%) Azure Sentinel
13 34 (3.45%) Power Platform
13 34 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (3.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 28 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (2.74%) Amazon S3
17 26 (2.64%) Amazon Kinesis
18 24 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
18 24 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.61%) Firewall
2 30 (3.05%) VPN
3 27 (2.74%) Network Security
4 25 (2.54%) SD-WAN
5 21 (2.13%) WAN
6 16 (1.62%) LAN
7 13 (1.32%) Internet
7 13 (1.32%) IPsec
8 11 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.91%) OSPF
9 9 (0.91%) SAN
9 9 (0.91%) VLAN
10 8 (0.81%) IPv4
11 7 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.30%) DNS
13 3 (0.30%) HTTP
13 3 (0.30%) Intranet
13 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.36%) Big Data
2 76 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 29 (2.94%) Power BI
5 28 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.64%) Data Lake
7 24 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 23 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
9 21 (2.13%) BigQuery
10 20 (2.03%) Tableau
11 18 (1.83%) Data Mining
11 18 (1.83%) Looker
12 17 (1.73%) Flink
13 14 (1.42%) Relational Database
14 13 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (1.02%) MySQL
16 9 (0.91%) DB2
16 9 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 52 (5.28%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.28%) JIRA
3 33 (3.35%) TeamCity
4 32 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (1.62%) Maven
6 11 (1.12%) JUnit
6 11 (1.12%) TestNG
7 8 (0.81%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.51%) GitLab
8 5 (0.51%) Spinnaker
9 4 (0.41%) Mocha
10 3 (0.30%) Gradle
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) Ant
11 2 (0.20%) ERwin
11 2 (0.20%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.20%) Toad
11 2 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 227 (23.05%) Social Skills
2 202 (20.51%) Finance
3 70 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.79%) Banking
5 46 (4.67%) Presentation Skills
5 46 (4.67%) Retail
6 44 (4.47%) Telecoms
7 35 (3.55%) Public Sector
8 33 (3.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 32 (3.25%) Marketing
10 29 (2.94%) Documentation Skills
11 25 (2.54%) Manufacturing
12 21 (2.13%) Law
13 19 (1.93%) Financial Institution
14 13 (1.32%) Legal
15 12 (1.22%) Electronics
15 12 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
16 11 (1.12%) Advertising
16 11 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.37%) .NET
2 42 (4.26%) Node.js
3 41 (4.16%) ARM Templates
4 36 (3.65%) RESTful
5 24 (2.44%) Kafka
6 19 (1.93%) HTML
7 18 (1.83%) Spring
8 17 (1.73%) Apache Beam
8 17 (1.73%) React
9 16 (1.62%) JSON
10 14 (1.42%) CSS
11 13 (1.32%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.22%) REST
13 10 (1.02%) Spring Boot
14 8 (0.81%) Middleware
15 7 (0.71%) NgRx
16 6 (0.61%) Spring Cloud
17 5 (0.51%) .NET Core
17 5 (0.51%) Flask
17 5 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 242 (24.57%) Public Cloud
2 163 (16.55%) Cloud Native
3 124 (12.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 113 (11.47%) Data Centre
5 61 (6.19%) IoT
6 51 (5.18%) Private Cloud
7 37 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
11 21 (2.13%) User Experience
12 20 (2.03%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.83%) Blog
14 17 (1.73%) Legacy Applications
14 17 (1.73%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.42%) Blockchain
15 14 (1.42%) iPhone
16 8 (0.81%) PMI
17 7 (0.71%) Data Structures
18 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.86%) Linux
2 101 (10.25%) Windows
3 26 (2.64%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.83%) Unix
5 13 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.81%) CentOS
7 8 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.51%) SUSE
9 3 (0.30%) Android
9 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.30%) HPUX
9 3 (0.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (36.35%) DevOps
2 269 (27.31%) Agile
3 239 (24.26%) CI/CD
4 235 (23.86%) Migration
5 156 (15.84%) Thought Leadership
6 154 (15.63%) Microservices
7 135 (13.71%) Infrastructure as Code
8 125 (12.69%) Cybersecurity
9 124 (12.59%) Analytics
10 107 (10.86%) Presales
11 105 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
12 102 (10.36%) Security Architecture
13 97 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 95 (9.64%) Mentoring
15 83 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
16 82 (8.32%) Enterprise Architecture
17 79 (8.02%) Computer Science
17 79 (8.02%) TOGAF
18 77 (7.82%) Project Management
19 66 (6.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 149 (15.13%) Python
2 131 (13.30%) Java
3 84 (8.53%) PowerShell
4 75 (7.61%) SQL
5 52 (5.28%) C#
6 49 (4.97%) JavaScript
7 38 (3.86%) Bash
8 27 (2.74%) Go
9 26 (2.64%) C
10 17 (1.73%) C++
10 17 (1.73%) Ruby
11 13 (1.32%) Groovy
12 7 (0.71%) PHP
12 7 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.51%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.41%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.20%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.20%) Bicep
15 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 112 (11.37%) Degree
2 89 (9.04%) AWS Certification
3 47 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 39 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (3.15%) Master's Degree
7 29 (2.94%) CISSP
8 26 (2.64%) OCP
8 26 (2.64%) Oracle Certification
9 24 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 24 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
11 15 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.91%) CCNP
13 9 (0.91%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.81%) SANS
15 7 (0.71%) CCNA
15 7 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.76%) NIST
2 19 (1.93%) QA
3 18 (1.83%) GDPR
4 15 (1.52%) IASME
4 15 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.22%) NCSC
6 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.41%) SLA
9 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.30%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) HITRUST
11 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 148 (15.03%) Docker
2 70 (7.11%) Active Directory
3 47 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.64%) Firmware
5 23 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.03%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.12%) vSphere
9 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.20%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 229 (23.25%) Kubernetes
2 166 (16.85%) Terraform
3 118 (11.98%) Ansible
4 92 (9.34%) Puppet
5 89 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (3.15%) SCCM
7 29 (2.94%) CASB
8 27 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 9 (0.91%) Istio
10 8 (0.81%) PingFederate
11 6 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.61%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.51%) Consul
12 5 (0.51%) Grafana
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.41%) Packer
13 4 (0.41%) Salt
14 3 (0.30%) Oozie
14 3 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 264 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 166 (16.85%) Google
3 83 (8.43%) Oracle
4 72 (7.31%) VMware
5 60 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (4.67%) Palo Alto
7 43 (4.37%) SAP
8 36 (3.65%) Cisco
9 24 (2.44%) Splunk
10 22 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.83%) IBM
11 18 (1.83%) Teradata
12 17 (1.73%) CA
12 17 (1.73%) Dell
13 16 (1.62%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.42%) Citrix
14 14 (1.42%) HP
15 13 (1.32%) Adobe
15 13 (1.32%) Apple
15 13 (1.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud