Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 705 815
Rank change year-on-year +144 +110 +186
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 798 588 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 615 469 408
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £57,050 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £104,500 £95,000 £94,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -2.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 2017.

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 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 +145 746 £75,000 - 23
London +70 433 £82,500 +6.45% 10
UK excluding London +102 314 £68,500 -2.14% 15
North of England +39 108 £67,000 +3.08% 5
South East +53 101 £79,250 +12.81% 5
Yorkshire +44 66 £65,000 - 2
South West +50 50 £70,000 -9.68% 1
North West +10 41 £67,000 -0.74% 3
Midlands +49 32 £65,000 +1.56% 2
West Midlands +14 28 £58,750 -8.20% 1
East of England -12 18 £68,500 +14.17%
Scotland -18 6 £73,750 +22.92% 1
East Midlands +42 4 £70,000 -17.65% 1
Wales - 2 £50,000 -
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 - 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 505 (63.28%) Amazon AWS
2 491 (61.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (26.94%) Microsoft
4 186 (23.31%) DevOps
5 176 (22.06%) IaaS
6 174 (21.80%) PaaS
7 172 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
8 167 (20.93%) Finance
9 151 (18.92%) Migration
10 149 (18.67%) Web Services
11 146 (18.30%) Java
11 146 (18.30%) SaaS
12 145 (18.17%) Public Cloud
13 143 (17.92%) Google
14 141 (17.67%) Presales
15 140 (17.54%) TOGAF
16 133 (16.67%) VMware
17 114 (14.29%) Puppet
18 109 (13.66%) SQL
19 107 (13.41%) .NET
20 105 (13.16%) Degree
21 102 (12.78%) Opscode Chef
22 101 (12.66%) Docker
23 99 (12.41%) Python
24 96 (12.03%) Oracle
25 95 (11.90%) SQL Server
26 94 (11.78%) Windows
27 90 (11.28%) Big Data
28 87 (10.90%) Google Cloud Platform
29 82 (10.28%) SAP

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 72 (9.02%) Apache Spark
2 34 (4.26%) OpenStack
3 24 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (2.01%) IIS
8 10 (1.25%) Apache
9 9 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.88%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.88%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.63%) CMS
12 5 (0.63%) Confluence
13 4 (0.50%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.38%) SAS
15 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.75%) Infor CloudSuite
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.63%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 505 (63.28%) Amazon AWS
2 491 (61.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (22.06%) IaaS
4 174 (21.80%) PaaS
5 146 (18.30%) SaaS
6 87 (10.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 70 (8.77%) Office 365
8 51 (6.39%) IBM Cloud
9 47 (5.89%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (3.76%) Bluemix
11 24 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (1.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 12 (1.50%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.50%) Force.com
15 12 (1.50%) OpenShift
16 11 (1.38%) G Suite
16 11 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.52%) Firewall
2 50 (6.27%) DNS
3 37 (4.64%) Internet
4 36 (4.51%) WAN
5 25 (3.13%) LAN
6 24 (3.01%) VPN
7 18 (2.26%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.13%) SAN
9 12 (1.50%) Network Security
10 11 (1.38%) HTTP
11 9 (1.13%) DHCP
12 8 (1.00%) IPsec
13 7 (0.88%) SSL
14 6 (0.75%) IPv6
14 6 (0.75%) Wireless
15 5 (0.63%) BGP
15 5 (0.63%) ICMP
15 5 (0.63%) IPv4
15 5 (0.63%) NAS
15 5 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 90 (11.28%) Big Data
3 77 (9.65%) Hadoop
4 73 (9.15%) NoSQL
5 51 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 48 (6.02%) MySQL
7 44 (5.51%) MongoDB
8 43 (5.39%) Relational Database
9 34 (4.26%) Redis
10 28 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
11 26 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (1.75%) Data Lake
14 12 (1.50%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.25%) Apache Hive
17 9 (1.13%) SAP HANA
18 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
19 6 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 67 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (1.13%) NUnit
4 9 (1.13%) Subversion
5 8 (1.00%) JIRA
6 6 (0.75%) Hudson
6 6 (0.75%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.38%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.25%) Maven
10 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.25%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
11 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 167 (20.93%) Finance
2 57 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 57 (7.14%) Marketing
3 51 (6.39%) Telecoms
4 43 (5.39%) Electronics
5 39 (4.89%) Banking
6 38 (4.76%) Retail
7 27 (3.38%) Billing
8 21 (2.63%) Legal
9 14 (1.75%) Local Government
10 7 (0.88%) Advertising
11 6 (0.75%) Games
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (18.67%) Web Services
2 107 (13.41%) .NET
3 39 (4.89%) RabbitMQ
4 38 (4.76%) Middleware
5 29 (3.63%) MSMQ
6 28 (3.51%) Hibernate
7 26 (3.26%) XML
8 22 (2.76%) JDBC
8 22 (2.76%) JSON
9 18 (2.26%) CSS
9 18 (2.26%) HTML
10 16 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.88%) REST
12 14 (1.75%) Node.js
13 13 (1.63%) RESTful
14 10 (1.25%) Spring
15 9 (1.13%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (1.00%) Java EE
16 8 (1.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (18.17%) Public Cloud
2 73 (9.15%) Private Cloud
3 71 (8.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 67 (8.40%) Data Centre
5 64 (8.02%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (4.39%) Computer Science
7 33 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (3.76%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.51%) PKI
10 18 (2.26%) Enterprise Cloud
11 15 (1.88%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.25%) CESG
13 10 (1.25%) Clustering
14 9 (1.13%) Internet of Things
15 7 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.75%) Blog
16 6 (0.75%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.78%) Windows
2 79 (9.90%) Linux
3 56 (7.02%) Unix
4 10 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.75%) CentOS
6 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.25%) Android
9 2 (0.25%) Debian
9 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (23.31%) DevOps
2 172 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (18.92%) Migration
4 141 (17.67%) Presales
5 140 (17.54%) TOGAF
6 81 (10.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 76 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (8.90%) Microservices
9 70 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (8.52%) SOA
11 60 (7.52%) Open Source
12 56 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (6.64%) E-Commerce
14 52 (6.52%) ITIL
15 50 (6.27%) High Availability
16 49 (6.14%) Project Management
17 48 (6.02%) Analytics
18 46 (5.76%) Machine Learning
19 45 (5.64%) SDLC
20 44 (5.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (18.30%) Java
2 109 (13.66%) SQL
3 99 (12.41%) Python
4 73 (9.15%) C++
5 47 (5.89%) Go
6 44 (5.51%) C#
7 43 (5.39%) JavaScript
8 42 (5.26%) PHP
9 33 (4.14%) Shell Script
10 29 (3.63%) Scala
11 26 (3.26%) Ruby
12 17 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.38%) Perl
14 10 (1.25%) C
15 8 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.50%) R
17 4 (0.50%) VB
18 3 (0.38%) VBScript
19 1 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 105 (13.16%) Degree
2 33 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (3.38%) CISSP
4 22 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.13%) CCNP
6 16 (2.01%) CISM
7 14 (1.75%) MCSE
8 13 (1.63%) ISSAP
9 11 (1.38%) CCIE
9 11 (1.38%) CCNA
9 11 (1.38%) Security Cleared
10 10 (1.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (1.25%) CCDA
10 10 (1.25%) CCDP
10 10 (1.25%) GIAC
11 9 (1.13%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.75%) MCSD
14 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.50%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 21 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.51%) COBIT
3 20 (2.51%) QA
4 15 (1.88%) GCP
5 14 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (1.25%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.38%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.38%) SLA
9 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (12.66%) Docker
2 76 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 36 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.25%) vCloud
6 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.63%) XenApp
8 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.38%) vSphere
9 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.25%) HDFS
10 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.13%) Varnish
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 114 (14.29%) Puppet
2 102 (12.78%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (9.65%) Ansible
4 55 (6.89%) Kubernetes
5 47 (5.89%) Mesos
6 35 (4.39%) Terraform
7 8 (1.00%) Marathon
8 7 (0.88%) Consul
8 7 (0.88%) rkt
9 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.63%) SCCM
10 5 (0.63%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.50%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.38%) Salt
13 2 (0.25%) Ambari
13 2 (0.25%) Nagios
13 2 (0.25%) SCOM
13 2 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 215 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 143 (17.92%) Google
3 133 (16.67%) VMware
4 96 (12.03%) Oracle
5 82 (10.28%) SAP
6 53 (6.64%) IBM
7 31 (3.88%) Rackspace
8 28 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (3.13%) Cisco
10 22 (2.76%) Splunk
11 21 (2.63%) HP
12 20 (2.51%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.38%) Citrix
14 16 (2.01%) Brocade
14 16 (2.01%) F5
15 14 (1.75%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.38%) Workday
17 10 (1.25%) NetApp
18 9 (1.13%) RightScale
19 8 (1.00%) Dell