The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 43 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 62 84 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.54% 5.10% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 5.34% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 37 57 42
Average salary £61,500 £65,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.38% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1300 1573 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.24% 95.57% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 791 1011 604
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Architect
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Architect Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Architect
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Architect Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 64 (48.12%) Finance
2 37 (27.82%) SOA
3 33 (24.81%) Data Modelling
4 28 (21.05%) Java
4 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (20.30%) Middleware
6 25 (18.80%) XML
7 24 (18.05%) Degree
8 22 (16.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 21 (15.79%) Banking
9 21 (15.79%) Web Services
10 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.53%) XForms
11 18 (13.53%) Internet
11 18 (13.53%) XML Schema
11 18 (13.53%) XSLT
11 18 (13.53%) Use Case
11 18 (13.53%) XPath
12 16 (12.03%) PRINCE2
12 16 (12.03%) E-Commerce
12 16 (12.03%) Project Management
13 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
14 14 (10.53%) DSDM
14 14 (10.53%) Migration
14 14 (10.53%) Retail
14 14 (10.53%) Data Integration
15 13 (9.77%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (9.77%) Content Management
15 13 (9.77%) MVC

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (8.27%) JBoss
1 11 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) Internet
2 2 (1.50%) LAN
2 2 (1.50%) WAN
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) Big Data
3 5 (3.76%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.26%) DB2
5 2 (1.50%) OLAP
5 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MSI
2 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.50%) ERwin
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (48.12%) Finance
2 21 (15.79%) Banking
3 14 (10.53%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.30%) Middleware
2 25 (18.80%) XML
3 21 (15.79%) Web Services
4 18 (13.53%) XSLT
4 18 (13.53%) XML Schema
4 18 (13.53%) XForms
5 13 (9.77%) SOAP
6 11 (8.27%) Spring
6 11 (8.27%) Hibernate
7 10 (7.52%) REST
7 10 (7.52%) J2EE
8 9 (6.77%) .NET
8 9 (6.77%) jBPM
8 9 (6.77%) JPA
8 9 (6.77%) Drools
9 7 (5.26%) Application Packaging
9 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.01%) WPF
10 4 (3.01%) WinForms
11 3 (2.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Data Integration
2 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Open Source
4 6 (4.51%) User Experience
5 5 (3.76%) Social Media
5 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Linux
3 1 (0.75%) UNIX
3 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.82%) SOA
2 33 (24.81%) Data Modelling
3 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (16.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 18 (13.53%) Use Case
6 16 (12.03%) Project Management
6 16 (12.03%) PRINCE2
6 16 (12.03%) E-Commerce
7 14 (10.53%) DSDM
7 14 (10.53%) Migration
8 13 (9.77%) Content Management
8 13 (9.77%) MVC
8 13 (9.77%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (7.52%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.77%) ETL
10 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.77%) Data Architecture
10 9 (6.77%) Logical Data Model
11 8 (6.02%) Information Architecture
11 8 (6.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) XPath
3 10 (7.52%) SQL
4 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.02%) Python
6 3 (2.26%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) COBOL
7 1 (0.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
1 7 (5.26%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.02%) Oracle
3 7 (5.26%) Citrix
3 7 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.26%) IBM
5 2 (1.50%) Informatica
5 2 (1.50%) Sybase
5 2 (1.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) Cognos
5 2 (1.50%) Teradata
6 1 (0.75%) Google
6 1 (0.75%) Avaya
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