Period
to 16 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Cloud Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cloud Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 238 301
Rank change year-on-year +47 +63 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 74 65 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.75% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.77% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60 27 21
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £81,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.11% +35.83% -6.25%
10th Percentile £62,375 £62,250 £53,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £82,500 £82,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,303 8,390 9,643
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.35% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5,870 6,542 8,053
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,804 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,138 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.28% +4.17% +1.05%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the West Midlands

Cloud Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Cloud Architect in the West Midlands

Cloud Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Cloud Architect in the West Midlands

Cloud Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 September 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
Birmingham +31 44 £70,000 -15.15% 8
Coventry +16 9 £65,000 -18.75% 2
Warwickshire - 9 £75,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £80,000 -
Shropshire +1 3 - -
Cloud Architect
England

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 69 (93.24%) Azure
2 53 (71.62%) AWS
3 37 (50.00%) Presales
4 32 (43.24%) Migration
5 30 (40.54%) Public Cloud
6 27 (36.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (36.49%) SQL
7 26 (35.14%) Private Cloud
7 26 (35.14%) Data Centre
8 25 (33.78%) Web Services
8 25 (33.78%) ITIL
9 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
9 24 (32.43%) PaaS
9 24 (32.43%) IaaS
10 23 (31.08%) Technical Architecture
11 22 (29.73%) Service Management
11 22 (29.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (29.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (28.38%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (27.03%) Load Balancing
13 20 (27.03%) TOGAF
13 20 (27.03%) Project Management
13 20 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (27.03%) Line Management
13 20 (27.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (27.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (27.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (27.03%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (27.03%) Amazon S3
13 20 (27.03%) Amazon DynamoDB

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (5.41%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 69 (93.24%) Azure
2 53 (71.62%) AWS
3 24 (32.43%) IaaS
3 24 (32.43%) PaaS
4 22 (29.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (28.38%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (27.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 20 (27.03%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (27.03%) Amazon ECS
6 20 (27.03%) Amazon S3
6 20 (27.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (27.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (22.97%) Office 365
8 13 (17.57%) SaaS
9 6 (8.11%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (8.11%) Serverless
10 5 (6.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (5.41%) GCP
12 2 (2.70%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) Azure SQL Database
2 20 (27.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 20 (27.03%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.41%) Automotive
2 3 (4.05%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.41%) Node.js
3 4 (5.41%) RESTful
4 3 (4.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.54%) Public Cloud
2 27 (36.49%) Hybrid Cloud
3 26 (35.14%) Data Centre
3 26 (35.14%) Private Cloud
4 20 (27.03%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (5.41%) User Experience
8 3 (4.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.05%) AIX
3 3 (4.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.00%) Presales
2 32 (43.24%) Migration
3 25 (33.78%) ITIL
4 23 (31.08%) Technical Architecture
5 22 (29.73%) Service Management
6 20 (27.03%) Line Management
6 20 (27.03%) Load Balancing
6 20 (27.03%) Project Management
6 20 (27.03%) Technology Roadmap
6 20 (27.03%) TOGAF
7 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.32%) PRINCE2
8 16 (21.62%) DevOps
8 16 (21.62%) ITIL V3
9 14 (18.92%) Project Delivery
9 14 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.51%) Service Delivery
11 8 (10.81%) Architecture Governance
11 8 (10.81%) Matrix Organization
12 7 (9.46%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Java
2 9 (12.16%) Python
3 5 (6.76%) Scala
4 4 (5.41%) C
5 2 (2.70%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.05%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.32%) VMware
3 6 (8.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) Meraki