Period
to 15 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 410 471 557
Rank change year-on-year +61 +86 +195
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 1,070 1,099 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.62% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 762 750 682
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £103,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -

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 139,889 169,361 171,980
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.23% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 111,681 137,058 140,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 +82 1,013 £80,000 - 125
London +95 588 £90,000 +5.88% 67
UK excluding London +10 423 £75,000 +3.45% 61
South East -8 124 £77,500 - 22
North of England +33 119 £75,000 +7.14% 15
Midlands +79 101 £70,000 -9.68% 10
West Midlands +61 89 £70,000 -12.50% 8
North West +18 67 £75,000 +1.69% 10
Yorkshire +30 50 £72,500 +11.54% 5
East of England +73 36 £80,000 +10.34% 8
South West +16 28 £75,000 - 3
Scotland -15 19 £71,000 +1.43% 3
East Midlands +17 11 £76,000 +4.83% 2
North East +13 2 £75,000 +7.14%
Northern Ireland -15 2 - -
Wales +9 1 £57,500 -25.81%

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 703 (65.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 686 (64.11%) Amazon AWS
3 393 (36.73%) DevOps
4 372 (34.77%) Migration
5 326 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
6 301 (28.13%) Microsoft
7 241 (22.52%) PaaS
8 239 (22.34%) Finance
9 235 (21.96%) Google
10 223 (20.84%) Presales
11 219 (20.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 215 (20.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 205 (19.16%) Java
14 204 (19.07%) Public Cloud
15 198 (18.50%) SQL
16 189 (17.66%) IaaS
17 177 (16.54%) VMware
18 175 (16.36%) TOGAF
19 171 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 167 (15.61%) Microservices
21 145 (13.55%) Windows
21 145 (13.55%) Python
22 141 (13.18%) Software Engineering
23 138 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
24 136 (12.71%) SaaS
25 126 (11.78%) Web Services
25 126 (11.78%) Kubernetes
26 123 (11.50%) .NET
27 122 (11.40%) Thought Leadership
28 120 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture

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 38 (3.55%) Confluence
2 29 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 25 (2.34%) Apache
5 22 (2.06%) CMS
6 21 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (1.50%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.12%) IIS
8 12 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.19%) Jetty
13 2 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 5 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 4 (0.37%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.093%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.093%) Magento
6 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.093%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.093%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.093%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 703 (65.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 686 (64.11%) Amazon AWS
3 241 (22.52%) PaaS
4 219 (20.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 189 (17.66%) IaaS
6 136 (12.71%) SaaS
7 80 (7.48%) Office 365
8 74 (6.92%) Serverless
9 62 (5.79%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (4.39%) Amazon S3
11 45 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
12 44 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 44 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 27 (2.52%) Route 53
15 21 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (1.96%) BPaaS
16 18 (1.68%) Azure Functions
17 16 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (1.50%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.95%) DNS
2 42 (3.93%) WAN
3 41 (3.83%) Firewall
4 33 (3.08%) SAN
5 31 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.52%) LAN
7 23 (2.15%) Internet
8 18 (1.68%) NAS
9 17 (1.59%) DHCP
10 15 (1.40%) VPN
11 13 (1.21%) HTTP
12 11 (1.03%) Network Security
13 10 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.75%) Converged Networks
14 8 (0.75%) SSL
14 8 (0.75%) VSAN
15 7 (0.65%) WLAN
16 6 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.01%) Big Data
2 47 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 43 (4.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 41 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
5 40 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (3.64%) Data Lake
7 37 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
7 37 (3.46%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.15%) MySQL
10 17 (1.59%) HBase
11 14 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
11 14 (1.31%) BigQuery
11 14 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.03%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (5.98%) JIRA
2 45 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 38 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 31 (2.90%) Jenkins
5 26 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.50%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.56%) JMeter
8 6 (0.56%) Selenium
9 5 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.37%) GoCD
10 4 (0.37%) Maven
11 2 (0.19%) Gradle
11 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.19%) Subversion
11 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 239 (22.34%) Finance
2 101 (9.44%) Retail
3 64 (5.98%) Banking
4 51 (4.77%) Marketing
5 40 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 39 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.52%) Local Government
8 23 (2.15%) Automotive
9 16 (1.50%) Advertising
10 15 (1.40%) Front Office
10 15 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.03%) Legal
12 8 (0.75%) Back Office
13 7 (0.65%) Electronics
14 6 (0.56%) Law
14 6 (0.56%) Military
14 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.37%) Billing
16 3 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.78%) Web Services
2 123 (11.50%) .NET
3 64 (5.98%) RESTful
4 48 (4.49%) Middleware
5 47 (4.39%) JSON
6 39 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 37 (3.46%) Node.js
8 23 (2.15%) REST
9 22 (2.06%) Spring
10 16 (1.50%) Spring Boot
10 16 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (1.31%) HTML
12 12 (1.12%) CSS
13 10 (0.93%) Java EE
14 9 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
15 8 (0.75%) Spring Cloud
16 7 (0.65%) J2EE
17 5 (0.47%) Kafka
17 5 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 215 (20.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 204 (19.07%) Public Cloud
3 138 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
4 110 (10.28%) Data Centre
5 102 (9.53%) Cloud Native
6 88 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (5.14%) Management Information System
9 49 (4.58%) Enterprise Cloud
10 43 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (3.55%) Private Cloud
12 28 (2.62%) User Experience
13 22 (2.06%) Blog
14 21 (1.96%) Clustering
15 18 (1.68%) Replication
16 11 (1.03%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.93%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.93%) PKI
18 9 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 8 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 145 (13.55%) Windows
2 103 (9.63%) Linux
3 40 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.59%) Unix
5 16 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.12%) CentOS
6 12 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.84%) AIX
8 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.56%) Solaris
11 5 (0.47%) Android
11 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.28%) SUSE
14 1 (0.093%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (36.73%) DevOps
2 372 (34.77%) Migration
3 326 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (20.84%) Presales
5 175 (16.36%) TOGAF
6 171 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 167 (15.61%) Microservices
8 141 (13.18%) Software Engineering
9 122 (11.40%) Thought Leadership
10 120 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
11 113 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
12 102 (9.53%) Architectural Design
13 100 (9.35%) Analytics
14 92 (8.60%) Creative Thinking
15 84 (7.85%) Computer Science
16 80 (7.48%) Open Source
17 78 (7.29%) Project Management
18 77 (7.20%) Cloud Operations
19 75 (7.01%) IT Strategy
20 74 (6.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 205 (19.16%) Java
2 198 (18.50%) SQL
3 145 (13.55%) Python
4 103 (9.63%) PowerShell
5 40 (3.74%) C#
6 37 (3.46%) Scala
7 31 (2.90%) C
7 31 (2.90%) Ruby
8 28 (2.62%) JavaScript
9 25 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.21%) Go
10 13 (1.21%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.75%) Perl
12 6 (0.56%) C++
12 6 (0.56%) PHP
13 3 (0.28%) R
14 2 (0.19%) Delphi
14 2 (0.19%) Groovy
14 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (8.50%) AWS Certification
2 87 (8.13%) Degree
3 83 (7.76%) Security Cleared
4 46 (4.30%) TOGAF Certification
5 43 (4.02%) CISSP
6 40 (3.74%) SC Cleared
7 36 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (2.06%) CISM
9 18 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.59%) CISA
10 17 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 15 (1.40%) MCSE
12 14 (1.31%) CCSP
12 14 (1.31%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.93%) CEH
13 10 (0.93%) GIAC
13 10 (0.93%) MCSA
13 10 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.18%) GDPR
2 27 (2.52%) SLA
3 25 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.59%) NIST
4 17 (1.59%) QA
5 13 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.84%) COBIT
7 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.19%) RMADS
11 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.093%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 114 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 101 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (6.82%) Docker
4 69 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.80%) XenApp
6 27 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.03%) vSphere
9 8 (0.75%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.37%) KVM
12 4 (0.37%) NFS
12 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.28%) HDFS
13 3 (0.28%) LXC
13 3 (0.28%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.28%) Xen
14 2 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (11.78%) Kubernetes
2 87 (8.13%) Ansible
3 76 (7.10%) Terraform
4 57 (5.33%) Puppet
5 43 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (3.27%) vCenter Server
7 19 (1.78%) Packer
8 17 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.21%) FortiGate
10 13 (1.21%) SCCM
11 8 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (0.75%) Salt
12 7 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
13 6 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
13 6 (0.56%) Nagios
13 6 (0.56%) vRealize
13 6 (0.56%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 301 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 235 (21.96%) Google
3 177 (16.54%) VMware
4 78 (7.29%) Oracle
5 59 (5.51%) Cisco
6 54 (5.05%) Citrix
7 35 (3.27%) IBM
8 33 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (2.62%) Rackspace
11 25 (2.34%) SAP
12 19 (1.78%) CheckPoint
12 19 (1.78%) HP
12 19 (1.78%) Palo Alto
12 19 (1.78%) Symantec
13 16 (1.50%) Cognizant
13 16 (1.50%) EMC
13 16 (1.50%) Informatica
13 16 (1.50%) NetApp
13 16 (1.50%) Tableau