The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 91 57 23
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -34
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 19 48 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.65% 3.99% 8.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 4.22% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 56
Average salary £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £31,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1115 1138 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.62% 94.60% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1010 642
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Architect
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Architect Salary Trend in Kent

Architect
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Architect Salary Histogram in Kent

Architect
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +12 5 £55,500 -14.61%
West Malling +5 4 £70,000 +7.69%
Chatham -3 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) MPLS
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) LAN
6 6 (24.00%) Juniper
6 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) CCNP
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) UNIX
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) OO
8 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (16.00%) SOA
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) CCIE
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) BGP
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) Advertising
8 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) MPLS
2 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (16.00%) Junos
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (16.00%) BGP
5 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
5 4 (16.00%) DNS
5 4 (16.00%) Multicast
6 3 (12.00%) DHCP
7 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.00%) VPN
7 2 (8.00%) Network Security
8 1 (4.00%) VLAN
8 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) ObjectDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (12.00%) Social Media
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) OO
1 4 (16.00%) SOA
1 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (12.00%) People Management
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (12.00%) EAI
2 3 (12.00%) DSDM
3 2 (8.00%) Line Management
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNP
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCIE
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCEA
5 1 (4.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) CCA
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) MCSD
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenServer
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (12.00%) WSUS
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) Brocade
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) BT
6 2 (8.00%) Aruba
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
6 2 (8.00%) Sun
6 2 (8.00%) Polycom
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Websense
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) IBM