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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 49 50 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 20 12 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.06% 2.08% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 2.17% 7.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 24
Average salary £47,500 £56,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +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
634 553 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.94% 95.84% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 567 457 308
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,100 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
2 7 (17.50%) CCIE
2 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
3 6 (15.00%) JDA
4 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 5 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (12.50%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (10.00%) F5
5 4 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (10.00%) Windows
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (10.00%) Advertising
5 4 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 4 (10.00%) MPLS
6 3 (7.50%) DWDM
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.50%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Java
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP SD
1 2 (5.00%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) MPLS
3 3 (7.50%) DWDM
3 3 (7.50%) NAS
4 2 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (2.50%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.50%) OSPF
5 1 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) FCoE
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.50%) HSRP
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Ant
1 1 (2.50%) JUnit
1 1 (2.50%) Maven
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) J2EE
1 3 (7.50%) SOAP
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) Java EE
3 1 (2.50%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) EJB
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) Servlets
3 1 (2.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
2 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) Scrum
4 2 (5.00%) UML
4 2 (5.00%) OO
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (2.50%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.50%) Software Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCIE
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) JDA
3 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 4 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (7.50%) NetApp
5 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper