Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 430 410
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20 +133
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 509 830 1,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.72% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 477 744 967
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £65,000 £60,300 £62,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - -3.33%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 17 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 2 March 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 +13 446 £82,500 +3.13% 136
London +40 267 £90,000 +2.86% 85
UK excluding London +32 196 £75,000 +3.45% 55
Work from Home -111 100 £77,500 -3.13% 24
South East +123 67 £75,000 -3.23% 20
North of England +34 51 £70,000 -3.45% 18
North West +47 32 £82,500 +10.00% 12
South West +18 25 £82,500 +3.13% 3
Scotland +31 24 £70,000 +4.50% 5
Midlands +13 23 £73,750 +1.72% 8
West Midlands +20 19 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire +36 18 £70,000 -3.45% 5
East of England +41 9 £72,500 -3.33% 1
East Midlands +13 4 £71,250 -1.72% 4
North East +3 3 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Wales +38 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 357 (70.14%) Azure
2 295 (57.96%) AWS
3 174 (34.18%) Microsoft
4 173 (33.99%) GCP
5 168 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (31.43%) DevOps
7 155 (30.45%) PaaS
8 130 (25.54%) IaaS
9 128 (25.15%) Kubernetes
10 117 (22.99%) Google
11 110 (21.61%) Docker
12 108 (21.22%) Microservices
13 104 (20.43%) Finance
14 102 (20.04%) Public Cloud
15 92 (18.07%) Migration
16 87 (17.09%) Terraform
17 86 (16.90%) SaaS
18 85 (16.70%) Security Cleared
19 77 (15.13%) Java
20 69 (13.56%) Cloud Native
21 68 (13.36%) Infrastructure as Code
22 66 (12.97%) Python
22 66 (12.97%) Analytics
23 63 (12.38%) Presales
24 62 (12.18%) SQL
25 58 (11.39%) SC Cleared
26 57 (11.20%) Hybrid Cloud
27 51 (10.02%) Scrum
27 51 (10.02%) Banking
28 50 (9.82%) Oracle

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 26 (5.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (3.73%) Apache
3 14 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.96%) Confluence
7 9 (1.77%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.18%) CMS
9 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.79%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.59%) IIS
12 2 (0.39%) Mule
12 2 (0.39%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.39%) SAS
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
1 10 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.20%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 357 (70.14%) Azure
2 295 (57.96%) AWS
3 173 (33.99%) GCP
4 155 (30.45%) PaaS
5 130 (25.54%) IaaS
6 86 (16.90%) SaaS
7 47 (9.23%) Serverless
8 31 (6.09%) Microsoft 365
9 27 (5.30%) OpenShift
10 26 (5.11%) IBM Cloud
11 24 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (4.13%) Amazon EKS
13 20 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (2.95%) Apigee
15 15 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
17 8 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
18 7 (1.38%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.70%) Firewall
2 19 (3.73%) WAN
3 18 (3.54%) VPN
4 15 (2.95%) DNS
4 15 (2.95%) Network Security
5 12 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.16%) VLAN
7 9 (1.77%) IPv4
7 9 (1.77%) LAN
7 9 (1.77%) OSPF
8 5 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.79%) BGP
9 4 (0.79%) Internet
10 3 (0.59%) CTI
10 3 (0.59%) DHCP
10 3 (0.59%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.39%) Anycast
11 2 (0.39%) HTTP
11 2 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (4.72%) Big Data
4 18 (3.54%) Data Lake
5 16 (3.14%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (2.95%) MySQL
7 14 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.16%) BigQuery
10 10 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
10 10 (1.96%) HDInsight
11 7 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.79%) Redis
15 3 (0.59%) Bigtable
16 2 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (6.29%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.55%) GitLab
3 12 (2.36%) Artifactory
3 12 (2.36%) JIRA
4 11 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.59%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.59%) WebScarab
7 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.20%) CF BOSH
General
1 104 (20.43%) Finance
2 51 (10.02%) Banking
3 22 (4.32%) Back Office
4 19 (3.73%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.16%) Advertising
5 11 (2.16%) Law
6 10 (1.96%) Marketing
7 9 (1.77%) Military
7 9 (1.77%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.57%) Legal
8 8 (1.57%) Retail
9 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.04%) Web Services
2 28 (5.50%) .NET
3 22 (4.32%) OAuth
3 22 (4.32%) Spring
3 22 (4.32%) Spring Boot
4 20 (3.93%) Java EE
4 20 (3.93%) Spring Cloud
5 12 (2.36%) gRPC
5 12 (2.36%) Kafka
5 12 (2.36%) Swagger
6 11 (2.16%) JSON
6 11 (2.16%) REST
6 11 (2.16%) SAML
7 10 (1.96%) React
8 9 (1.77%) OpenID
9 7 (1.38%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.38%) Node.js
9 7 (1.38%) YAML
10 6 (1.18%) SOAP
11 4 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (20.04%) Public Cloud
2 69 (13.56%) Cloud Native
3 57 (11.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.34%) Enterprise Cloud
6 15 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.75%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.55%) PKI
9 12 (2.36%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.18%) Clustering
13 6 (1.18%) Social Network
14 5 (0.98%) Blog
14 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.98%) Social Media
15 4 (0.79%) PMI
16 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.64%) Windows
2 30 (5.89%) Linux
3 20 (3.93%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (1.77%) CentOS
5 9 (1.77%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.79%) Unix
6 4 (0.79%) VMS
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (31.43%) DevOps
3 108 (21.22%) Microservices
4 92 (18.07%) Migration
5 68 (13.36%) Infrastructure as Code
6 66 (12.97%) Analytics
7 63 (12.38%) Presales
8 51 (10.02%) Scrum
9 48 (9.43%) Thought Leadership
10 42 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 42 (8.25%) TOGAF
11 41 (8.06%) Asset Management
11 41 (8.06%) Machine Learning
12 39 (7.66%) Technology Roadmap
13 38 (7.47%) DevSecOps
13 38 (7.47%) Domain-Driven Design
14 36 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
15 33 (6.48%) Open Source
15 33 (6.48%) Re-Platforming
15 33 (6.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.13%) Java
2 66 (12.97%) Python
3 62 (12.18%) SQL
4 40 (7.86%) PowerShell
5 23 (4.52%) Bash Shell
6 15 (2.95%) C#
7 12 (2.36%) Go
8 11 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.16%) R
9 10 (1.96%) C
10 7 (1.38%) C++
10 7 (1.38%) Ruby
11 3 (0.59%) Perl
12 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.20%) COBOL
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (16.70%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.30%) AWS Certification
4 24 (4.72%) Degree
5 23 (4.52%) CISSP
6 20 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (3.73%) Oracle Certification
8 13 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.36%) MCSE
9 12 (2.36%) Sun Certification
10 9 (1.77%) CISM
10 9 (1.77%) OCP
11 8 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (1.57%) CISA
12 7 (1.38%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.18%) CCSP
13 6 (1.18%) GIAC
13 6 (1.18%) MCSA
13 6 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.64%) NIST
2 13 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.77%) NCSC
4 8 (1.57%) NIST 800
5 4 (0.79%) QA
6 3 (0.59%) GDPR
7 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (21.61%) Docker
2 25 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.39%) KVM
7 2 (0.39%) NDS
7 2 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 128 (25.15%) Kubernetes
2 87 (17.09%) Terraform
3 39 (7.66%) Ansible
4 26 (5.11%) Puppet
5 17 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.79%) CASB
7 4 (0.79%) Nessus
7 4 (0.79%) SCCM
8 3 (0.59%) Core Impact
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.59%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.59%) SCOM
8 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.20%) Mesos
10 1 (0.20%) Nagios
10 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.20%) Salt
10 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 174 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 117 (22.99%) Google
3 50 (9.82%) Oracle
4 35 (6.88%) SAP
5 33 (6.48%) Red Hat
6 27 (5.30%) IBM
7 20 (3.93%) VMware
8 16 (3.14%) Databricks
9 13 (2.55%) Sparx
10 12 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.16%) Cisco
12 9 (1.77%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.77%) Citrix
13 7 (1.38%) Talend
14 5 (0.98%) Palo Alto
14 5 (0.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 5 (0.98%) Teradata
15 4 (0.79%) hybris
15 4 (0.79%) Symantec
16 3 (0.59%) Dell