The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 47 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5914 5743 6621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.20% 5.31% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 5.62% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4449 4358 5119
Average salary £68,500 £67,500 £66,909
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.48% +0.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect within the UK.

Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Architect over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
England 0 5559 £69,750 +3.33% 596
London -2 2607 £75,000 - 280
South East -10 1090 £65,000 - 108
City of London -1 642 £75,000 +3.44% 96
Yorkshire +3 440 £57,500 +4.54% 35
East of England +21 439 £65,000 +8.33% 35
Berkshire +2 429 £70,000 +7.69% 45
West Yorkshire +10 361 £57,500 +4.54% 20
Leeds +9 310 £57,500 +4.54% 10
South West +40 291 £57,500 - 39
West Midlands +5 282 £70,000 +16.66% 33
North West -1 271 £55,000 -12.00% 36
Reading +13 226 £72,500 +11.53% 16
Surrey -20 213 £65,000 -3.70% 15
Birmingham +9 175 £70,000 +16.66% 18
Hampshire -17 169 £62,500 -3.84% 18
Manchester -3 159 £55,000 -8.33% 22
Hertfordshire +19 141 £67,500 +10.65% 6
Scotland -3 132 £63,750 -1.16% 12
Essex +42 107 £80,000 +48.14% 2
Bristol +37 103 £57,863 +2.86% 12
East Midlands +8 101 £57,500 -4.16% 11
Cheshire +5 86 £55,000 -16.98% 5
Oxfordshire +36 84 £65,000 +8.33% 14
Buckinghamshire -12 84 £62,500 -3.84% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 83 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Bedfordshire -6 82 £60,000 +1.69% 10
Glasgow +20 62 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Cambridge +19 61 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Wiltshire +15 61 £55,000 -4.34% 15

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2800 (24.06%) Finance
2 2244 (19.28%) Oracle
3 2133 (18.33%) Java
4 2056 (17.66%) Microsoft
5 1935 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1772 (15.22%) TOGAF
7 1598 (13.73%) SOA
8 1571 (13.50%) .NET
9 1414 (12.15%) SQL
10 1382 (11.87%) Windows
11 1367 (11.74%) SQL Server
12 1292 (11.10%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1232 (10.59%) Degree
14 1206 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
15 1057 (9.08%) Linux
16 1037 (8.91%) VMware
17 1031 (8.86%) Banking
18 1007 (8.65%) Cisco
19 987 (8.48%) ITIL
20 970 (8.33%) Retail
21 941 (8.08%) Web Services
22 929 (7.98%) E-Commerce
23 904 (7.77%) Data Modelling
24 896 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
25 894 (7.68%) Project Management
26 843 (7.24%) Technical Architecture
27 822 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
27 822 (7.06%) Mentoring
28 813 (6.99%) SAP
29 809 (6.95%) MS Excel

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 710 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 444 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 340 (2.92%) Apache
4 269 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 253 (2.17%) IIS
6 249 (2.14%) MS Exchange
7 215 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 206 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 205 (1.76%) CMS
10 160 (1.37%) Lync
11 148 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 146 (1.25%) SAS
13 139 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 123 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
15 110 (0.95%) JBoss
16 93 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
17 90 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
18 87 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
19 82 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 77 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 809 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 132 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 118 (1.01%) MS Office
4 42 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 38 (0.33%) MS Project
6 35 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 33 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 32 (0.27%) SPSS
9 31 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.19%) InfoPath
11 20 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.043%) TargetLink
14 4 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.017%) InDesign
15 2 (0.017%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.017%) FastStats
16 1 (0.009%) Edge Animate
16 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 278 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 137 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 128 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 104 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
5 85 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 64 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
7 54 (0.46%) SAP CRM
8 49 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 37 (0.32%) SAP SCM
10 36 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 35 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
12 33 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
13 31 (0.27%) SAP PP
14 30 (0.26%) Maximo
14 30 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
14 30 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
15 25 (0.21%) Fredhopper
15 25 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
16 24 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
16 24 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 306 (2.63%) SaaS
2 288 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 175 (1.50%) Office 365
6 166 (1.43%) IaaS
7 149 (1.28%) PaaS
8 50 (0.43%) Force.com
9 43 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 25 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
12 23 (0.20%) Taleo
13 20 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
14 19 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
15 17 (0.15%) Heroku
15 17 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
16 15 (0.13%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.12%) Google Apps
18 13 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
19 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 554 (4.76%) SAN
2 543 (4.67%) Firewall
3 499 (4.29%) WAN
4 472 (4.06%) LAN
5 405 (3.48%) Internet
6 242 (2.08%) NAS
7 223 (1.92%) HTTP
8 208 (1.79%) Wireless
9 189 (1.62%) MPLS
10 179 (1.54%) Network Security
10 179 (1.54%) DNS
11 174 (1.49%) VPN
12 161 (1.38%) TCP/IP
13 140 (1.20%) BGP
14 139 (1.19%) Unified Communications
15 125 (1.07%) OSPF
16 120 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 94 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
18 79 (0.68%) Multicast
19 76 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1367 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 822 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 543 (4.67%) Big Data
4 400 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 396 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 388 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 363 (3.12%) MySQL
8 360 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 348 (2.99%) Hadoop
10 255 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 236 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 221 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 208 (1.79%) DB2
14 203 (1.74%) MongoDB
15 196 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
16 194 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
17 154 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
18 145 (1.25%) Apache Hive
19 143 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
20 133 (1.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 163 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 160 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 123 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 110 (0.95%) Maven
5 99 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 85 (0.73%) JIRA
6 85 (0.73%) Selenium
7 70 (0.60%) Axure RP
8 58 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 58 (0.50%) Subversion
9 48 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
10 47 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
10 47 (0.40%) JUnit
11 44 (0.38%) NUnit
12 39 (0.34%) ERwin
12 39 (0.34%) Ant
13 34 (0.29%) Mockito
14 32 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 29 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 26 (0.22%) JMeter
General
1 2800 (24.06%) Finance
2 1031 (8.86%) Banking
3 970 (8.33%) Retail
4 715 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 467 (4.01%) Marketing
6 270 (2.32%) Legal
7 229 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 183 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 164 (1.41%) Back Office
10 147 (1.26%) Publishing
11 142 (1.22%) Law
12 139 (1.19%) Advertising
13 119 (1.02%) Games
14 110 (0.95%) Billing
15 70 (0.60%) Electronics
16 61 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
17 56 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 55 (0.47%) French Language
18 55 (0.47%) Financial Institution
19 51 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1571 (13.50%) .NET
2 941 (8.08%) Web Services
3 802 (6.89%) HTML
4 700 (6.01%) XML
5 695 (5.97%) Middleware
6 621 (5.34%) J2EE
7 519 (4.46%) CSS
8 516 (4.43%) ASP.NET
9 490 (4.21%) Spring
10 358 (3.08%) HTML5
11 343 (2.95%) SOAP
12 280 (2.41%) jQuery
13 278 (2.39%) Hibernate
14 267 (2.29%) REST
15 260 (2.23%) Java EE
16 259 (2.23%) Oracle Fusion
17 257 (2.21%) WCF
18 191 (1.64%) .NET Framework
19 178 (1.53%) JSON
20 154 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 749 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (3.97%) Open Source
3 454 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 394 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 391 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 354 (3.04%) User Experience
7 289 (2.48%) Data Integration
8 199 (1.71%) Clustering
9 180 (1.55%) Visualisation
10 153 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 147 (1.26%) Replication
12 139 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 136 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 130 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 110 (0.95%) Data Structures
16 98 (0.84%) Digital Media
17 90 (0.77%) Mathematics
18 87 (0.75%) PKI
19 80 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
20 70 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1382 (11.87%) Windows
2 1057 (9.08%) Linux
3 507 (4.36%) UNIX
4 224 (1.92%) Solaris
5 194 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 176 (1.51%) Android
7 136 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 134 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 127 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 97 (0.83%) AIX
12 75 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 53 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 38 (0.33%) HPUX
15 32 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 23 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 23 (0.20%) SUSE
17 20 (0.17%) zOS
18 16 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1935 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1772 (15.22%) TOGAF
3 1598 (13.73%) SOA
4 1292 (11.10%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1206 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
6 987 (8.48%) ITIL
7 929 (7.98%) E-Commerce
8 904 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 896 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 894 (7.68%) Project Management
11 843 (7.24%) Technical Architecture
12 822 (7.06%) Mentoring
13 766 (6.58%) UML
14 744 (6.39%) CRM
15 713 (6.13%) Scrum
16 616 (5.29%) Zachman Framework
17 593 (5.09%) ERP
18 581 (4.99%) ETL
19 521 (4.48%) Migration
20 514 (4.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2133 (18.33%) Java
2 1414 (12.15%) SQL
3 800 (6.87%) C#
4 655 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 250 (2.15%) T-SQL
6 233 (2.00%) Python
7 215 (1.85%) PHP
8 183 (1.57%) C++
9 174 (1.49%) C
10 131 (1.13%) Ruby
11 112 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 89 (0.76%) PowerShell
13 75 (0.64%) Perl
14 71 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 59 (0.51%) R
16 55 (0.47%) COBOL
17 52 (0.45%) Shell Script
18 48 (0.41%) Scala
19 36 (0.31%) ABAP
19 36 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1232 (10.59%) Degree
2 791 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 597 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 418 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
5 324 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 223 (1.92%) MCSE
6 223 (1.92%) CCNP
7 190 (1.63%) CCIE
8 184 (1.58%) CISSP
9 172 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 110 (0.95%) CCNA
11 101 (0.87%) MCITP
12 96 (0.82%) CCDP
13 84 (0.72%) DV Cleared
14 81 (0.70%) CISM
15 78 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
16 61 (0.52%) MCTS
17 59 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
18 53 (0.46%) ISEB
19 51 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (4.14%) QA
2 104 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (0.89%) SLA
3 101 (0.87%) COBIT
4 98 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 87 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 28 (0.24%) ISO 8583
8 26 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 15 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 11 (0.095%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.069%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.060%) HL7
14 5 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.043%) GAAP
15 4 (0.034%) PABP
15 4 (0.034%) Basel III
16 3 (0.026%) WAI
17 2 (0.017%) Basel II
System Software
1 780 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 514 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 386 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 149 (1.28%) XenApp
5 139 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 124 (1.07%) vSphere
7 121 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
8 91 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 84 (0.72%) vCloud
10 65 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 63 (0.54%) NFS
12 58 (0.50%) SRDF
12 58 (0.50%) Apache Flume
13 56 (0.48%) HDFS
14 45 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 43 (0.37%) Xen
17 42 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
17 42 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 38 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 141 (1.21%) SCCM
2 135 (1.16%) SCOM
3 132 (1.13%) Puppet
4 108 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 50 (0.43%) Oozie
7 42 (0.36%) Ambari
8 30 (0.26%) Data Guard
9 29 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.19%) Backup Exec
11 21 (0.18%) MOM
12 20 (0.17%) XenMobile
13 19 (0.16%) CFEngine
13 19 (0.16%) NetBackup
14 16 (0.14%) SCOrch
15 15 (0.13%) OpenSSO
16 14 (0.12%) ARCserve
16 14 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (0.12%) OpenView
16 14 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2244 (19.28%) Oracle
2 2056 (17.66%) Microsoft
3 1037 (8.91%) VMware
4 1007 (8.65%) Cisco
5 813 (6.99%) SAP
6 752 (6.46%) IBM
7 486 (4.18%) Citrix
8 479 (4.12%) HP
9 362 (3.11%) NetApp
10 350 (3.01%) EMC
11 333 (2.86%) Juniper
12 301 (2.59%) F5
13 201 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
14 192 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 173 (1.49%) Cognos
15 173 (1.49%) Informatica
16 170 (1.46%) Teradata
17 160 (1.37%) TIBCO
18 141 (1.21%) Business Objects
19 137 (1.18%) CheckPoint
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £85000 - £99000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Travel + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum + excellent benefits, negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentwood, Essex
ARM Technology
Salary: £2 per annum + Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 6k Car Allowance, 15% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum £80,000 + OTE + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + package and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum £28-38k + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Outstanding benefits inc stock
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago