Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 350 443
Rank change year-on-year -24 +93 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,009 401 963
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.82% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.87% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 779 316 709
10th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
25th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £100,000 £113,125 £100,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £143,750 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year +10.71% -5.08% -1.67%

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 111,569 46,329 134,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 94.82% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,638 38,446 108,598
10th Percentile £31,759 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -23 851 £87,500 +2.94% 158
London -34 477 £93,250 -11.19% 108
UK excluding London -116 323 £77,500 +10.71% 53
Work from Home -75 305 £86,250 +4.55% 26
South East -102 113 £85,000 +17.24% 14
North of England -77 98 £75,000 +7.14% 11
Midlands -65 64 £77,500 +3.33% 18
West Midlands -53 54 £77,500 +24.00% 10
Yorkshire -50 48 £75,000 +15.38% 2
North West -112 45 £77,500 +10.71% 7
South West -96 33 £77,500 -8.82% 3
East Midlands -72 9 £71,500 -13.33% 8
East of England -93 7 £60,000 -30.43% 3
Scotland -108 7 £95,000 +35.71% 3
North East -27 6 £77,500 +55.00% 2
Northern Ireland -49 1 £115,000 +91.67% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 608 (60.26%) AWS
2 605 (59.96%) Azure
3 317 (31.42%) GCP
4 308 (30.53%) Migration
5 304 (30.13%) DevOps
6 269 (26.66%) Social Skills
7 264 (26.16%) PaaS
8 259 (25.67%) Microsoft
9 235 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
10 234 (23.19%) IaaS
11 219 (21.70%) Public Cloud
12 217 (21.51%) Kubernetes
13 203 (20.12%) SaaS
14 185 (18.33%) Microservices
15 175 (17.34%) Presales
16 163 (16.15%) Docker
17 156 (15.46%) Finance
18 148 (14.67%) Google
18 148 (14.67%) Cloud Native
19 135 (13.38%) Java
20 133 (13.18%) Analytics
21 116 (11.50%) Python
22 114 (11.30%) Terraform
23 108 (10.70%) Hybrid Cloud
24 107 (10.60%) Ansible
25 106 (10.51%) Thought Leadership
26 99 (9.81%) SQL
27 95 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
28 93 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
28 93 (9.22%) 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 33 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.78%) Apache
3 25 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (1.98%) IIS
5 16 (1.59%) Confluence
6 15 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.89%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.50%) CMS
10 5 (0.50%) Drupal
10 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.30%) nginx
12 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (2.28%) Oracle ERP
2 14 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.099%) Magento
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.099%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 608 (60.26%) AWS
2 605 (59.96%) Azure
3 317 (31.42%) GCP
4 264 (26.16%) PaaS
5 234 (23.19%) IaaS
6 203 (20.12%) SaaS
7 92 (9.12%) Serverless
8 68 (6.74%) Amazon EKS
9 49 (4.86%) OpenShift
10 44 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (2.87%) Microsoft 365
12 25 (2.48%) Power Platform
13 20 (1.98%) Amazon S3
14 19 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (1.88%) IBM Cloud
15 15 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
16 14 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (1.39%) Azure Storage
17 13 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.24%) Firewall
2 27 (2.68%) VPN
3 11 (1.09%) LAN
3 11 (1.09%) WAN
4 10 (0.99%) IPv4
4 10 (0.99%) OSPF
4 10 (0.99%) VLAN
5 9 (0.89%) HTTP
5 9 (0.89%) SAN
5 9 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.79%) Internet
7 7 (0.69%) DNS
8 6 (0.59%) Network Security
9 4 (0.40%) Broadband
10 2 (0.20%) SSL
11 1 (0.099%) 5G
11 1 (0.099%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.099%) CTI
11 1 (0.099%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.02%) Big Data
2 65 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 59 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 45 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (4.26%) MySQL
6 29 (2.87%) Data Lake
6 29 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.58%) BigQuery
9 25 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.28%) Tableau
11 22 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 21 (2.08%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.98%) Power BI
13 20 (1.98%) Redis
14 19 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.59%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 49 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.58%) JIRA
4 20 (1.98%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.19%) GitLab
7 7 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.40%) git-flow
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.30%) Spinnaker
9 3 (0.30%) Subversion
10 2 (0.20%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.099%) Maven
11 1 (0.099%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.099%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.099%) Terragrunt
General
1 269 (26.66%) Social Skills
2 156 (15.46%) Finance
3 71 (7.04%) Public Sector
4 51 (5.05%) Presentation Skills
5 50 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.07%) Banking
7 26 (2.58%) Marketing
8 23 (2.28%) Law
8 23 (2.28%) Retail
9 22 (2.18%) Telecoms
10 21 (2.08%) Back Office
11 19 (1.88%) Legal
12 13 (1.29%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (1.19%) Billing
13 12 (1.19%) Publishing
14 11 (1.09%) Electronics
15 9 (0.89%) Automotive
15 9 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (9.22%) Web Services
2 66 (6.54%) .NET
3 64 (6.34%) Node.js
4 56 (5.55%) RESTful
5 46 (4.56%) Spring
6 40 (3.96%) Kafka
7 35 (3.47%) ARM Templates
8 30 (2.97%) React
8 30 (2.97%) Spring Boot
9 23 (2.28%) Spring Cloud
10 22 (2.18%) .NET Core
11 21 (2.08%) AngularJS
12 19 (1.88%) REST
12 19 (1.88%) SOAP
13 17 (1.68%) HTML
13 17 (1.68%) Java EE
14 10 (0.99%) JSON
15 9 (0.89%) HTML5
15 9 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.89%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 219 (21.70%) Public Cloud
2 148 (14.67%) Cloud Native
3 108 (10.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 69 (6.84%) Data Centre
5 43 (4.26%) Private Cloud
6 35 (3.47%) Enterprise Cloud
7 28 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.19%) Clustering
12 12 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.09%) IVR
13 11 (1.09%) NHS
14 9 (0.89%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.79%) Replication
15 8 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.03%) Linux
2 80 (7.93%) Windows
3 24 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.09%) CentOS
5 11 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.99%) SUSE
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (0.69%) Mesosphere
7 7 (0.69%) Unix
8 3 (0.30%) Android
8 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.099%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.099%) Solaris
9 1 (0.099%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (30.53%) Migration
2 304 (30.13%) DevOps
3 235 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (18.33%) Microservices
5 175 (17.34%) Presales
6 133 (13.18%) Analytics
7 106 (10.51%) Thought Leadership
8 95 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
9 93 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
10 91 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 83 (8.23%) TOGAF
12 74 (7.33%) Computer Science
13 71 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
14 62 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
15 60 (5.95%) Architectural Design
16 59 (5.85%) Security Architecture
17 53 (5.25%) ETL
18 52 (5.15%) DevSecOps
19 51 (5.05%) IT Strategy
20 49 (4.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 135 (13.38%) Java
2 116 (11.50%) Python
3 99 (9.81%) SQL
4 82 (8.13%) PowerShell
5 51 (5.05%) JavaScript
6 49 (4.86%) C#
7 39 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 32 (3.17%) C
9 30 (2.97%) Ruby
10 23 (2.28%) Scala
11 17 (1.68%) Go
12 14 (1.39%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.09%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.99%) PHP
14 10 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.50%) Groovy
17 4 (0.40%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.30%) Haskell
18 3 (0.30%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 78 (7.73%) Degree
2 69 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 54 (5.35%) Oracle Certification
5 37 (3.67%) AWS Certification
6 35 (3.47%) OCP
7 30 (2.97%) CISSP
7 30 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.68%) CISM
9 14 (1.39%) Master's Degree
10 13 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.69%) MCSE
14 6 (0.59%) CCSP
14 6 (0.59%) VCAP
14 6 (0.59%) VCDX
15 5 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
16 4 (0.40%) GIAC
16 4 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.59%) GDPR
3 14 (1.39%) NIST
3 14 (1.39%) QA
4 12 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.40%) IASME
5 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.40%) SOC 2
6 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) GRC
8 1 (0.099%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.099%) GAAP
8 1 (0.099%) NCSC
System Software
1 163 (16.15%) Docker
2 67 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.35%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.69%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.59%) Firmware
6 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.20%) Ceph
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.099%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.099%) HDFS
9 1 (0.099%) KVM
9 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.099%) NFS
9 1 (0.099%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 217 (21.51%) Kubernetes
2 114 (11.30%) Terraform
3 107 (10.60%) Ansible
4 59 (5.85%) Puppet
5 42 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.08%) SCCM
7 11 (1.09%) Istio
8 10 (0.99%) Oozie
9 9 (0.89%) CASB
10 7 (0.69%) Packer
10 7 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.40%) Salt
12 3 (0.30%) Consul
12 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.099%) Cobbler
14 1 (0.099%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 259 (25.67%) Microsoft
2 148 (14.67%) Google
3 87 (8.62%) VMware
4 82 (8.13%) Oracle
5 63 (6.24%) SAP
6 41 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (3.27%) Red Hat
8 22 (2.18%) Cloudera
8 22 (2.18%) IBM
9 17 (1.68%) Hortonworks
10 15 (1.49%) Cisco
11 14 (1.39%) Informatica
12 13 (1.29%) Databricks
12 13 (1.29%) Infor
12 13 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 12 (1.19%) Okta
14 11 (1.09%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.99%) MKS
16 8 (0.79%) StreamSets
17 7 (0.69%) Teradata