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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 45 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5681 5955 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.26% 5.04% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.32% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4404 4522 4115
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 May 2015 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 27 May 2015. 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 +2 5292 £70,000 +3.70% 634
London +13 2646 £75,000 +3.44% 313
South East 0 981 £65,000 - 111
City of London +5 612 £75,000 +4.16% 99
Yorkshire -9 351 £60,000 +6.69% 19
East of England +11 342 £67,500 +3.84% 44
Berkshire +6 339 £70,000 +7.69% 23
West Yorkshire +1 274 £62,000 +7.82% 8
West Midlands +10 267 £57,500 -8.00% 29
North West +6 261 £62,250 +13.18% 31
South West -20 256 £57,500 +4.54% 37
Surrey +7 237 £65,000 - 36
Leeds -7 217 £62,000 +7.82% 5
Manchester +22 157 £62,500 +13.63% 17
Hampshire -13 153 £60,000 -7.69% 14
Reading -14 121 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Scotland -3 114 £57,500 -4.16% 18
Birmingham -11 109 £57,500 -8.00% 12
East Midlands -14 109 £57,500 +4.54% 33
Cambridgeshire +48 102 £61,250 +22.50% 19
Buckinghamshire -10 102 £70,000 +7.69% 10
Bedfordshire +10 93 £70,000 +21.73% 10
Bristol -18 87 £58,750 +6.81% 10
Hertfordshire -29 86 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Wales +27 84 £52,500 -14.28% 9
South Wales +35 76 £53,500 -2.72% 8
Milton Keynes -12 72 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Cambridge +24 59 £65,000 +11.11% 13
Edinburgh -3 57 £57,500 -8.00% 6
North East +32 55 £60,000 +27.70% 2

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2829 (24.58%) Finance
2 2398 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2337 (20.31%) Oracle
4 2235 (19.42%) Java
5 1946 (16.91%) Microsoft
6 1889 (16.41%) TOGAF
7 1550 (13.47%) .NET
8 1498 (13.02%) SOA
9 1469 (12.77%) Windows
10 1310 (11.38%) SQL
11 1305 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1280 (11.12%) Degree
13 1266 (11.00%) SQL Server
14 1183 (10.28%) VMware
15 1160 (10.08%) Cisco
16 1156 (10.05%) Retail
17 1062 (9.23%) Linux
18 1053 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
19 993 (8.63%) Banking
20 979 (8.51%) Web Services
21 975 (8.47%) C#
22 906 (7.87%) Middleware
23 899 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 889 (7.73%) Data Centre
25 862 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
26 858 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
27 846 (7.35%) IBM
28 835 (7.26%) MS Excel
29 832 (7.23%) E-Commerce
30 823 (7.15%) Project Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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
1 627 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 527 (4.58%) WebSphere
3 343 (2.98%) Apache
4 256 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 247 (2.15%) MS Exchange
6 237 (2.06%) IIS
7 232 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 214 (1.86%) JBoss
9 184 (1.60%) CMS
10 155 (1.35%) Lync
11 143 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
12 140 (1.22%) SAS
13 136 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
14 112 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
15 102 (0.89%) OpenStack
16 98 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
16 98 (0.85%) Node.js
16 98 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
16 98 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 90 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 835 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 179 (1.56%) MS Office
3 137 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 56 (0.49%) PowerPivot
5 52 (0.45%) SPSS
6 33 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
7 32 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 31 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
9 25 (0.22%) MS Project
10 24 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 10 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.035%) Mingle
13 4 (0.035%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.035%) FastStats
14 2 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.017%) InDesign
15 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 170 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 148 (1.29%) Oracle BPM
3 140 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 78 (0.68%) SAP SCM
5 77 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 76 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 76 (0.66%) SAP CO
7 74 (0.64%) RMDS
8 68 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 66 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
10 57 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
11 50 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
12 41 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
12 41 (0.36%) SAP HR
13 37 (0.32%) SAP ERP
14 34 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
15 32 (0.28%) SAP CRM
16 29 (0.25%) SAP SD
17 25 (0.22%) Magento
18 23 (0.20%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 516 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 499 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 396 (3.44%) SaaS
4 302 (2.62%) Office 365
5 225 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 222 (1.93%) IaaS
7 183 (1.59%) PaaS
8 80 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 74 (0.64%) Force.com
10 34 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 31 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 21 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 21 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (0.18%) Boomi
14 19 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 17 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.15%) OpenShift
16 15 (0.13%) Terremark
17 14 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 618 (5.37%) Firewall
2 612 (5.32%) WAN
3 596 (5.18%) SAN
4 526 (4.57%) LAN
5 345 (3.00%) Internet
6 253 (2.20%) NAS
7 241 (2.09%) HTTP
8 239 (2.08%) Wireless
9 191 (1.66%) DNS
10 189 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 186 (1.62%) Network Security
12 175 (1.52%) MPLS
13 160 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
14 149 (1.29%) VPN
15 148 (1.29%) TCP/IP
16 136 (1.18%) Multicast
17 132 (1.15%) FCoE
18 105 (0.91%) VoIP
19 103 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
20 90 (0.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1266 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 758 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 681 (5.92%) Big Data
4 465 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 421 (3.66%) Hadoop
6 399 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 392 (3.41%) Oracle Database
8 321 (2.79%) DB2
9 317 (2.75%) MySQL
10 276 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 233 (2.02%) MongoDB
12 229 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 198 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 165 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 157 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 154 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
17 136 (1.18%) HBase
18 134 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
19 124 (1.08%) Data Mining
20 116 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 159 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 148 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 147 (1.28%) Subversion
4 118 (1.03%) Maven
5 114 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 99 (0.86%) ERwin
7 93 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 90 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
9 78 (0.68%) JIRA
10 70 (0.61%) Ant
11 68 (0.59%) Eclipse
12 61 (0.53%) Axure RP
13 48 (0.42%) JUnit
14 46 (0.40%) Hudson
15 43 (0.37%) Toad
16 34 (0.30%) NUnit
17 29 (0.25%) Selenium
18 27 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
19 26 (0.23%) SoapUI
20 23 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2829 (24.58%) Finance
2 1156 (10.05%) Retail
3 993 (8.63%) Banking
4 611 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 469 (4.08%) Marketing
6 347 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 230 (2.00%) Legal
8 185 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 155 (1.35%) Games
10 145 (1.26%) Law
11 134 (1.16%) Back Office
12 130 (1.13%) Billing
13 110 (0.96%) Publishing
14 86 (0.75%) Electronics
15 85 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 77 (0.67%) Automotive
16 77 (0.67%) Advertising
17 74 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 74 (0.64%) Local Government
18 62 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1550 (13.47%) .NET
2 979 (8.51%) Web Services
3 906 (7.87%) Middleware
4 812 (7.06%) HTML
5 780 (6.78%) XML
6 599 (5.21%) J2EE
7 474 (4.12%) ASP.NET
8 460 (4.00%) CSS
9 456 (3.96%) Spring
10 359 (3.12%) SOAP
11 355 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
12 324 (2.82%) REST
13 309 (2.69%) HTML5
14 255 (2.22%) RESTful
15 240 (2.09%) jQuery
16 230 (2.00%) Hibernate
17 225 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 224 (1.95%) Java EE
19 213 (1.85%) .NET Framework
20 202 (1.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 889 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 793 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 472 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 461 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
5 422 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 318 (2.76%) User Experience
7 317 (2.75%) Data Integration
8 221 (1.92%) Clustering
9 220 (1.91%) Mainframe
10 179 (1.56%) Mobile App
11 162 (1.41%) N-Tier
12 128 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 113 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 108 (0.94%) Replication
15 102 (0.89%) Visualisation
16 97 (0.84%) PKI
17 96 (0.83%) Public Cloud
18 94 (0.82%) Mathematics
19 88 (0.76%) Social Media
20 83 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1469 (12.77%) Windows
2 1062 (9.23%) Linux
3 479 (4.16%) UNIX
4 276 (2.40%) Solaris
5 155 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 118 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 116 (1.01%) Android
10 108 (0.94%) AIX
11 101 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 83 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 68 (0.59%) HPUX
14 43 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 41 (0.36%) CentOS
16 34 (0.30%) zOS
17 33 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
18 31 (0.27%) SUSE
19 27 (0.23%) OS/400
20 24 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2398 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1889 (16.41%) TOGAF
3 1498 (13.02%) SOA
4 1305 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1053 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
6 862 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 858 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
8 832 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 823 (7.15%) Project Management
10 811 (7.05%) Scrum
11 800 (6.95%) Data Modelling
12 773 (6.72%) ITIL
13 723 (6.28%) CRM
14 700 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 675 (5.87%) Migration
16 664 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
17 645 (5.60%) ETL
18 614 (5.34%) UML
19 583 (5.07%) Open Source
20 578 (5.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2235 (19.42%) Java
2 1310 (11.38%) SQL
3 975 (8.47%) C#
4 800 (6.95%) JavaScript
5 281 (2.44%) C
6 269 (2.34%) PHP
7 239 (2.08%) Python
8 225 (1.96%) C++
9 151 (1.31%) Ruby
10 132 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 99 (0.86%) PowerShell
12 95 (0.83%) R
12 95 (0.83%) Perl
13 90 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 82 (0.71%) Scala
15 58 (0.50%) Apex Code
16 53 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 51 (0.44%) XPath
18 50 (0.43%) Shell Script
19 41 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1280 (11.12%) Degree
2 725 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 536 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 384 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
5 282 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 234 (2.03%) CISSP
7 202 (1.76%) CCNP
8 165 (1.43%) MCSE
9 150 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 145 (1.26%) CCNA
11 144 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 134 (1.16%) CCIE
13 105 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 105 (0.91%) CISM
14 92 (0.80%) CCDP
15 88 (0.76%) CCA
16 87 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
17 63 (0.55%) CCEE
18 61 (0.53%) MCP
19 56 (0.49%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (3.50%) QA
2 146 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 121 (1.05%) SLA
5 117 (1.02%) COBIT
6 106 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 46 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 14 (0.12%) HL7
11 13 (0.11%) ISO 8583
12 12 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.070%) EMIR
14 7 (0.061%) Basel II
15 6 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.043%) GAMP
17 4 (0.035%) HIPAA
18 3 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 3 (0.026%) BS15000
18 3 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 899 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 577 (5.01%) Active Directory
3 361 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 185 (1.61%) XenApp
5 143 (1.24%) XenDesktop
5 143 (1.24%) vSphere
6 142 (1.23%) NFS
7 135 (1.17%) SRDF
8 131 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 110 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
10 99 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 83 (0.72%) KVM
12 74 (0.64%) vCloud
13 69 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 55 (0.48%) XenServer
15 50 (0.43%) Xen
16 35 (0.30%) Apache Flume
17 29 (0.25%) Docker
18 26 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
19 19 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 177 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 170 (1.48%) Puppet
3 146 (1.27%) SCCM
4 81 (0.70%) Tivoli
5 66 (0.57%) SCOM
6 42 (0.36%) Ansible
7 39 (0.34%) Nagios
8 32 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 28 (0.24%) Legato
10 21 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 19 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.17%) Salt
12 18 (0.16%) TeamSite
12 18 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 17 (0.15%) OpenView
13 17 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
14 16 (0.14%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.13%) Oozie
15 15 (0.13%) Cobbler
16 14 (0.12%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 2337 (20.31%) Oracle
2 1946 (16.91%) Microsoft
3 1183 (10.28%) VMware
4 1160 (10.08%) Cisco
5 846 (7.35%) IBM
6 786 (6.83%) SAP
7 589 (5.12%) Citrix
8 463 (4.02%) HP
9 439 (3.81%) NetApp
10 418 (3.63%) EMC
11 319 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
12 282 (2.45%) Juniper
13 247 (2.15%) TIBCO
14 231 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 228 (1.98%) F5
16 224 (1.95%) Red Hat
17 215 (1.87%) Informatica
18 173 (1.50%) hybris
19 158 (1.37%) Cognos
20 157 (1.36%) Business Objects
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