Period
to 19 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 383 433
Rank change year-on-year -2 +50 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 788 631 1,038
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 602 454 751
10th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £62,500
25th Percentile £72,813 £67,500 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.23%
75th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £98,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £119,625 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

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 94,505 77,885 137,869
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 95.14% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 67,981 63,242 111,002
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,786 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -8 674 £85,000 +3.03% 152
London +24 379 £90,000 - 83
UK excluding London -53 269 £77,500 +6.90% 71
Work from Home -101 181 £85,000 +3.03% 31
North of England -29 93 £72,500 +3.57% 23
South East -9 81 £85,000 +13.33% 17
Yorkshire 0 49 £71,250 -1.72% 8
Midlands -45 43 £77,500 +7.64% 11
North West -29 40 £75,000 +7.14% 14
West Midlands -44 30 £77,500 +10.71% 8
South West -80 30 £66,250 -20.90% 5
Scotland -45 17 £88,750 +10.94% 3
East Midlands -19 13 £71,500 -1.38% 3
North East -11 7 £77,500 +24.00% 1
East of England -16 5 £70,000 - 10
Northern Ireland -22 2 - - 2

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 504 (63.96%) AWS
2 501 (63.58%) Azure
3 271 (34.39%) GCP
4 257 (32.61%) DevOps
5 234 (29.70%) PaaS
6 231 (29.31%) Microsoft
7 218 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
8 202 (25.63%) IaaS
9 193 (24.49%) Migration
10 176 (22.34%) Kubernetes
10 176 (22.34%) Social Skills
11 165 (20.94%) Public Cloud
12 149 (18.91%) SaaS
13 139 (17.64%) Docker
14 136 (17.26%) Microservices
15 129 (16.37%) Google
16 127 (16.12%) Terraform
17 118 (14.97%) Finance
18 115 (14.59%) Presales
19 100 (12.69%) Ansible
20 99 (12.56%) Hybrid Cloud
21 95 (12.06%) PowerShell
22 94 (11.93%) Windows
23 92 (11.68%) Analytics
24 88 (11.17%) Web Services
25 87 (11.04%) Cloud Native
26 85 (10.79%) Java
27 84 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
28 76 (9.64%) SQL
28 76 (9.64%) Linux

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 22 (2.79%) Apache
2 20 (2.54%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.54%) Confluence
3 15 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.52%) IIS
6 12 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (1.02%) CMS
10 4 (0.51%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.25%) Drupal
11 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.25%) Mule
11 2 (0.25%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.25%) SAS
11 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.25%) WordPress
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 504 (63.96%) AWS
2 501 (63.58%) Azure
3 271 (34.39%) GCP
4 234 (29.70%) PaaS
5 202 (25.63%) IaaS
6 149 (18.91%) SaaS
7 72 (9.14%) Serverless
8 58 (7.36%) Amazon EKS
9 43 (5.46%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (4.95%) Microsoft 365
11 34 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 26 (3.30%) OpenShift
13 23 (2.92%) Power Platform
14 16 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (2.03%) IBM Cloud
15 15 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (1.90%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.65%) Azure App Service
17 12 (1.52%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.12%) Firewall
2 23 (2.92%) VPN
3 21 (2.66%) WAN
4 20 (2.54%) VLAN
5 19 (2.41%) IPv4
5 19 (2.41%) OSPF
6 12 (1.52%) LAN
7 11 (1.40%) DNS
8 10 (1.27%) Network Security
9 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.51%) SSL
11 3 (0.38%) SD-WAN
11 3 (0.38%) SMS
11 3 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.25%) 5G
12 2 (0.25%) HTTP
13 1 (0.13%) Anycast
13 1 (0.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.95%) Big Data
3 29 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.79%) MySQL
7 21 (2.66%) BigQuery
8 20 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (2.03%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.90%) Redis
12 14 (1.78%) Data Lake
13 12 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.40%) Power BI
15 10 (1.27%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.14%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.89%) Neo4j
17 7 (0.89%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.93%) JIRA
4 10 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.63%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.63%) GitLab
8 4 (0.51%) Spinnaker
8 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.13%) CF BOSH
11 1 (0.13%) git-flow
11 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 176 (22.34%) Social Skills
2 118 (14.97%) Finance
3 54 (6.85%) Public Sector
4 37 (4.70%) Presentation Skills
5 34 (4.31%) Banking
6 27 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.66%) Law
8 19 (2.41%) Retail
9 15 (1.90%) Marketing
10 11 (1.40%) Back Office
11 10 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (1.14%) Telecoms
13 8 (1.02%) Advertising
13 8 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (0.76%) Legal
14 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.17%) Web Services
2 48 (6.09%) .NET
3 37 (4.70%) Node.js
4 29 (3.68%) RESTful
5 27 (3.43%) Kafka
6 25 (3.17%) React
7 24 (3.05%) Spring
8 20 (2.54%) AngularJS
9 18 (2.28%) Spring Boot
10 15 (1.90%) JSON
11 13 (1.65%) CGI
11 13 (1.65%) SOAP
12 12 (1.52%) Java EE
12 12 (1.52%) Spring Cloud
13 11 (1.40%) SAML
14 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.14%) .NET Core
15 9 (1.14%) HTML
15 9 (1.14%) REST
15 9 (1.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (20.94%) Public Cloud
2 99 (12.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 87 (11.04%) Cloud Native
4 54 (6.85%) Data Centre
5 36 (4.57%) Enterprise Cloud
6 30 (3.81%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.52%) Clustering
10 12 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.27%) IVR
13 8 (1.02%) PKI
14 7 (0.89%) NHS
14 7 (0.89%) User Experience
15 6 (0.76%) Derivative
15 6 (0.76%) Reference Data
16 5 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.93%) Windows
2 76 (9.64%) Linux
3 43 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.41%) CentOS
4 19 (2.41%) Ubuntu
4 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.14%) SUSE
7 6 (0.76%) Unix
8 4 (0.51%) Android
8 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (32.61%) DevOps
2 218 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (24.49%) Migration
4 136 (17.26%) Microservices
5 115 (14.59%) Presales
6 92 (11.68%) Analytics
7 84 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
8 75 (9.52%) TOGAF
9 72 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
11 59 (7.49%) Thought Leadership
12 58 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (6.98%) Security Architecture
14 53 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
15 52 (6.60%) SIEM
16 46 (5.84%) Scrum
16 46 (5.84%) SDLC
17 45 (5.71%) Computer Science
18 44 (5.58%) Information Security
18 44 (5.58%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 95 (12.06%) PowerShell
2 85 (10.79%) Java
3 76 (9.64%) SQL
4 69 (8.76%) Python
5 47 (5.96%) Bash Shell
6 36 (4.57%) C#
7 32 (4.06%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.17%) C
9 22 (2.79%) Ruby
10 18 (2.28%) Scala
11 14 (1.78%) Go
12 9 (1.14%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.76%) PHP
15 5 (0.63%) Groovy
16 4 (0.51%) C++
16 4 (0.51%) Perl
16 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.38%) HiveQL
18 2 (0.25%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 72 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.12%) Degree
3 58 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.82%) AWS Certification
5 37 (4.70%) CISSP
5 37 (4.70%) Oracle Certification
6 28 (3.55%) OCP
7 23 (2.92%) CISM
8 22 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.65%) CISA
10 13 (1.65%) MCSE
10 13 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (1.02%) MCSA
12 7 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.76%) GIAC
14 5 (0.63%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.63%) MCTS
15 4 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.03%) GDPR
3 13 (1.65%) NIST
3 13 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.27%) QA
5 6 (0.76%) SOC 2
6 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) GRC
7 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) GAAP
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 139 (17.64%) Docker
2 56 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.60%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.25%) Ceph
7 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) NDS
8 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 176 (22.34%) Kubernetes
2 127 (16.12%) Terraform
3 100 (12.69%) Ansible
4 39 (4.95%) Puppet
5 20 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.65%) SCCM
7 7 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (0.76%) CASB
9 3 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.25%) Nagios
10 2 (0.25%) Oozie
10 2 (0.25%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.25%) Salt
10 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 129 (16.37%) Google
3 74 (9.39%) VMware
4 43 (5.46%) Oracle
5 36 (4.57%) SAP
6 27 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.66%) Cisco
8 19 (2.41%) IBM
9 14 (1.78%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.27%) Zerto
12 9 (1.14%) Citrix
13 7 (0.89%) MKS
13 7 (0.89%) Okta
13 7 (0.89%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 7 (0.89%) Splunk
13 7 (0.89%) Talend
14 6 (0.76%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.76%) Symantec