Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 562 676
Rank change year-on-year +140 +114 +125
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,125 830 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 842 655 492
UK median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.76% +0.36% +7.69%

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 15 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 14 December 2018. 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 +162 1,048 £85,000 +13.33% 111
London +166 674 £90,000 +9.09% 62
UK excluding London +117 405 £75,000 +6.76% 57
South East +8 113 £82,500 +10.00% 12
Midlands +112 111 £81,500 +20.74% 13
West Midlands +102 87 £82,500 +10.00% 9
South West +78 79 £70,000 -3.45% 6
North of England +4 62 £70,000 +3.70% 15
Scotland +31 43 £70,000 -12.50% 5
North West +15 34 £75,000 +11.94% 7
East Midlands +42 23 £75,000 +11.11% 4
East of England +20 23 £82,500 +4.43% 3
Yorkshire -15 20 £70,000 +1.82% 6
North East - 8 £66,250 - 2
Wales +15 7 £80,000 +48.15% 2

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 819 (72.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 812 (72.18%) Amazon AWS
3 357 (31.73%) Microsoft
4 346 (30.76%) Google
5 336 (29.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 335 (29.78%) PaaS
7 281 (24.98%) Agile Software Development
8 276 (24.53%) DevOps
9 259 (23.02%) Java
10 252 (22.40%) IaaS
11 241 (21.42%) Presales
12 224 (19.91%) Public Cloud
13 223 (19.82%) Migration
14 219 (19.47%) Finance
14 219 (19.47%) SQL
15 218 (19.38%) VMware
16 188 (16.71%) Web Services
17 187 (16.62%) Hybrid Cloud
18 175 (15.56%) Python
19 168 (14.93%) Microservices
20 163 (14.49%) Windows
21 156 (13.87%) TOGAF
22 152 (13.51%) Data Centre
23 150 (13.33%) Active Directory
24 149 (13.24%) SaaS
25 146 (12.98%) Degree
26 143 (12.71%) Docker
27 134 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
28 125 (11.11%) Linux
29 118 (10.49%) Thought Leadership

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 59 (5.24%) Cloud Foundry
2 50 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 43 (3.82%) OpenStack
3 43 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 43 (3.82%) WebSphere
4 23 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.51%) IIS
6 17 (1.51%) JBoss
7 13 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.16%) CMS
8 9 (0.80%) Apache
8 9 (0.80%) Mule
9 8 (0.71%) Confluence
10 7 (0.62%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.62%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.44%) SAS
11 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.089%) HFM
6 1 (0.089%) Magento
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.089%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 819 (72.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 812 (72.18%) Amazon AWS
3 336 (29.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 335 (29.78%) PaaS
5 252 (22.40%) IaaS
6 149 (13.24%) SaaS
7 115 (10.22%) Serverless
8 104 (9.24%) Cloud Computing
9 98 (8.71%) Amazon S3
10 93 (8.27%) Office 365
11 90 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
12 86 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
13 73 (6.49%) IBM Cloud
14 66 (5.87%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (5.07%) AWS CloudFormation
16 50 (4.44%) OpenShift
17 44 (3.91%) Amazon Kinesis
17 44 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 37 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
19 33 (2.93%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.40%) Firewall
2 63 (5.60%) Network Security
3 61 (5.42%) DNS
4 53 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 53 (4.71%) VPN
5 50 (4.44%) SAN
6 32 (2.84%) LAN
7 31 (2.76%) WAN
8 24 (2.13%) Wireless
9 20 (1.78%) Internet
10 18 (1.60%) WebEx
11 16 (1.42%) VSAN
12 15 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (1.33%) NAS
13 14 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
13 14 (1.24%) SSL
14 11 (0.98%) Skype
14 11 (0.98%) VLAN
15 9 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.33%) Amazon RDS
3 89 (7.91%) Big Data
4 80 (7.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 60 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 58 (5.16%) Relational Database
7 50 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
7 50 (4.44%) RDBMS
8 44 (3.91%) Data Lake
9 40 (3.56%) Hadoop
10 38 (3.38%) Cosmos DB
11 34 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (2.58%) MySQL
13 20 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (1.16%) BigQuery
14 13 (1.16%) Redis
15 12 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.89%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (4.53%) Jenkins
2 45 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.11%) JIRA
4 21 (1.87%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.80%) GitLab
8 7 (0.62%) Subversion
9 5 (0.44%) Maven
9 5 (0.44%) Selenium
10 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.36%) ERwin
10 4 (0.36%) git-flow
11 3 (0.27%) ER Studio
11 3 (0.27%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 219 (19.47%) Finance
2 64 (5.69%) Banking
3 62 (5.51%) Retail
4 48 (4.27%) Marketing
4 48 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.87%) Electronics
7 13 (1.16%) Local Government
8 11 (0.98%) German Language
9 9 (0.80%) French Language
10 7 (0.62%) Swedish Language
11 6 (0.53%) Automotive
12 5 (0.44%) Legal
12 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.36%) Billing
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (16.71%) Web Services
2 112 (9.96%) .NET
3 56 (4.98%) JSON
4 55 (4.89%) Java EE
5 47 (4.18%) Spring
6 43 (3.82%) Spring Boot
7 36 (3.20%) Spring Cloud
8 33 (2.93%) Node.js
9 30 (2.67%) Natural Language Processing
10 29 (2.58%) RESTful
11 28 (2.49%) REST
12 27 (2.40%) SOAP
13 25 (2.22%) ASP.NET
14 24 (2.13%) Middleware
15 23 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (1.69%) HTML
17 16 (1.42%) CSS
17 16 (1.42%) Memcached
18 15 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
19 14 (1.24%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 224 (19.91%) Public Cloud
2 187 (16.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 152 (13.51%) Data Centre
4 88 (7.82%) Cloud Native
5 77 (6.84%) Private Cloud
6 63 (5.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 56 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (4.62%) Fintech
9 45 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
10 43 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (2.31%) Management Information System
12 23 (2.04%) Clustering
13 22 (1.96%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (1.69%) Replication
16 16 (1.42%) Virtual Team
17 15 (1.33%) Blog
18 12 (1.07%) CESG
19 8 (0.71%) NHS
19 8 (0.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 163 (14.49%) Windows
2 125 (11.11%) Linux
3 37 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (2.93%) Unix
5 28 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.16%) VMS
9 10 (0.89%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.80%) CentOS
11 8 (0.71%) Android
11 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.44%) AIX
14 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.18%) Solaris
17 1 (0.089%) Mesosphere
17 1 (0.089%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (24.98%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (24.53%) DevOps
3 241 (21.42%) Presales
4 223 (19.82%) Migration
5 168 (14.93%) Microservices
6 156 (13.87%) TOGAF
7 118 (10.49%) Thought Leadership
8 106 (9.42%) Analytics
9 102 (9.07%) Computer Science
9 102 (9.07%) Scrum
10 96 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
11 95 (8.44%) Project Management
12 91 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 89 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (7.73%) ITIL
14 87 (7.73%) SOA
15 72 (6.40%) High Availability
16 66 (5.87%) Load Balancing
17 65 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
18 58 (5.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 259 (23.02%) Java
2 219 (19.47%) SQL
3 175 (15.56%) Python
4 116 (10.31%) PowerShell
5 61 (5.42%) C#
6 44 (3.91%) Bash Shell
7 41 (3.64%) C
8 40 (3.56%) Go
9 39 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 38 (3.38%) Scala
11 31 (2.76%) JavaScript
12 29 (2.58%) Ruby
13 27 (2.40%) Perl
14 23 (2.04%) C++
14 23 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.33%) Java 8
16 14 (1.24%) PHP
17 7 (0.62%) AWK
18 3 (0.27%) R
19 2 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (12.98%) Degree
2 83 (7.38%) AWS Certification
3 81 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (7.02%) MCSE
5 59 (5.24%) MCSA
6 45 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 42 (3.73%) Security Cleared
8 30 (2.67%) MBA
9 24 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (2.13%) Master's Degree
10 23 (2.04%) CISSP
10 23 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (1.87%) MCITP
12 19 (1.69%) RHCE
13 17 (1.51%) CISM
13 17 (1.51%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.42%) CCIE
15 14 (1.24%) CISA
16 12 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
17 9 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.02%) GDPR
2 32 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.80%) COBIT
5 7 (0.62%) QA
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.18%) SLA
9 1 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.089%) JSP 440
System Software
1 150 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 143 (12.71%) Docker
3 134 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (6.84%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.38%) VMware NSX
6 26 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.16%) XenApp
9 10 (0.89%) vCloud
9 10 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.80%) vSphere
11 5 (0.44%) NFS
12 2 (0.18%) Xen
13 1 (0.089%) KVM
13 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.089%) SRDF
13 1 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 104 (9.24%) Ansible
3 79 (7.02%) Puppet
4 69 (6.13%) Terraform
5 63 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.60%) Salt
7 17 (1.51%) vRealize
8 16 (1.42%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.07%) FortiGate
10 11 (0.98%) Mesos
10 11 (0.98%) Packer
11 10 (0.89%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.62%) SCCM
14 6 (0.53%) Kibana
15 5 (0.44%) Grafana
15 5 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
16 4 (0.36%) CASB
16 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
17 3 (0.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 357 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 346 (30.76%) Google
3 218 (19.38%) VMware
4 106 (9.42%) Oracle
5 92 (8.18%) Red Hat
6 90 (8.00%) IBM
7 78 (6.93%) Cisco
8 76 (6.76%) SAP
9 55 (4.89%) EMC
10 51 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
11 44 (3.91%) NetApp
12 35 (3.11%) Citrix
13 19 (1.69%) Splunk
14 18 (1.60%) Rackspace
15 14 (1.24%) Dell
16 13 (1.16%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.89%) F5
17 10 (0.89%) Juniper
18 9 (0.80%) Axway
18 9 (0.80%) Teradata