The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 32 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 36 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.43% 2.48% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 2.53% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 18
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,600 £43,992
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £68,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Architect
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
641 593 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.68% 98.02% 98.99%
Number of salaries quoted 538 485 534
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region.

Architect Salary Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Architect Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) TOGAF
3 13 (23.21%) Mainframe
4 12 (21.43%) Migration
4 12 (21.43%) Windows
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.29%) B2B
6 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.50%) VMware
7 7 (12.50%) Java
7 7 (12.50%) Unisys
7 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.71%) Big Data
8 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (10.71%) C++
9 5 (8.93%) .NET
9 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
9 5 (8.93%) UNIX
9 5 (8.93%) Firewall
9 5 (8.93%) vSphere
10 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (7.14%) XenApp
10 4 (7.14%) Product Management
10 4 (7.14%) Nessus
10 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.14%) Qualys
10 4 (7.14%) Business Transformation

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Advertising
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Mainframe
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) TOGAF
2 12 (21.43%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) B2B
3 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.14%) Information Security
4 4 (7.14%) Product Management
4 4 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (7.14%) Business Transformation
5 2 (3.57%) Analytics
5 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.79%) ITSM
6 1 (1.79%) Scrum
6 1 (1.79%) SOA
6 1 (1.79%) Project Management
6 1 (1.79%) Service Management
6 1 (1.79%) Software Architecture
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) C++
3 2 (3.57%) C
3 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) vSphere
3 4 (7.14%) XenApp
3 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Unisys
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (7.14%) LogRhythm
4 4 (7.14%) Qualys
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Sun
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow