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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 44 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6087 6300 5779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.42% 5.74% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 6.07% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4673 4687 4580
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £63,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +4.16%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 18 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
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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 5726 £70,000 - 590
London -3 2850 £75,000 - 277
South East -12 1027 £65,000 - 100
City of London 0 721 £75,000 - 111
East of England +13 432 £65,000 +10.16% 33
Berkshire 0 376 £67,500 - 36
South West +19 344 £57,500 +1.76% 37
Yorkshire -22 284 £58,750 +2.17% 40
North West -7 258 £57,500 -9.44% 31
West Midlands -7 248 £65,000 +13.04% 30
Surrey -17 212 £62,500 -7.40% 20
West Yorkshire -18 194 £57,500 -4.16% 28
Hampshire -23 164 £67,500 +3.84% 13
East Midlands +23 163 £55,000 -8.33% 25
Reading +5 163 £69,000 -1.42% 14
Leeds -11 157 £57,500 -4.16% 23
Scotland +6 152 £62,500 -7.40% 21
Manchester -2 152 £55,000 -8.18% 20
Hertfordshire +27 143 £70,000 +27.27% 6
Birmingham +2 140 £67,500 +22.72% 14
Bristol +16 131 £60,500 +5.21% 17
Wiltshire +14 95 £57,500 - 4
Swindon +18 90 £57,500 - 4
Essex +19 86 £72,500 +34.25% 4
Bedfordshire +3 81 £62,500 +5.93% 5
Edinburgh -5 81 £62,500 -3.84% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 78 £60,000 -5.51% 9
Cheshire -5 76 £60,000 -11.11% 7
Oxfordshire +16 74 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Cambridgeshire -13 73 £60,000 - 9

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2880 (24.67%) Finance
2 2174 (18.63%) Oracle
3 2115 (18.12%) Java
4 2087 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1927 (16.51%) Microsoft
6 1836 (15.73%) TOGAF
7 1593 (13.65%) SOA
8 1462 (12.53%) .NET
9 1427 (12.23%) Windows
10 1361 (11.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1280 (10.97%) SQL
12 1274 (10.92%) SQL Server
13 1188 (10.18%) Banking
14 1158 (9.92%) Degree
15 1078 (9.24%) VMware
16 1059 (9.07%) Linux
17 1049 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
18 1038 (8.89%) Retail
19 1037 (8.88%) Cisco
20 992 (8.50%) ITIL
21 985 (8.44%) Web Services
22 972 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
23 879 (7.53%) E-Commerce
24 865 (7.41%) Data Modelling
25 857 (7.34%) SAP
26 833 (7.14%) Project Management
27 831 (7.12%) C#
28 827 (7.09%) IBM
29 824 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
30 821 (7.03%) Mentoring

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 688 (5.89%) SharePoint
2 458 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 351 (3.01%) Apache
4 246 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 243 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 237 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 234 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 217 (1.86%) CMS
9 197 (1.69%) IIS
10 162 (1.39%) Lync
11 153 (1.31%) SAS
12 146 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 140 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 127 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
15 124 (1.06%) JBoss
16 99 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
16 99 (0.85%) OpenStack
17 95 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
18 83 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
19 81 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 726 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 131 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 128 (1.10%) MS Office
4 43 (0.37%) SPSS
5 34 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 31 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
7 30 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.21%) MS Project
9 21 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 19 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.077%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.043%) TargetLink
14 4 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
16 1 (0.009%) Revit
16 1 (0.009%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 209 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 114 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 97 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 94 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
5 79 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
6 67 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
7 49 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 41 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 40 (0.34%) SAP SCM
10 38 (0.33%) SAP CRM
11 33 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
12 32 (0.27%) Temenos T24
13 30 (0.26%) SAP FI
14 29 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
14 29 (0.25%) SAP CO
15 28 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
16 25 (0.21%) SAP BPC
17 24 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 24 (0.21%) SAP PP
18 23 (0.20%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 345 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 318 (2.72%) SaaS
3 223 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (1.74%) IaaS
5 202 (1.73%) Office 365
6 191 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 157 (1.35%) PaaS
8 47 (0.40%) Force.com
9 36 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
11 27 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 23 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 18 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
16 16 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
17 15 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
18 12 (0.10%) GitHub
18 12 (0.10%) SoftLayer
19 11 (0.094%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 604 (5.17%) Firewall
2 559 (4.79%) SAN
3 499 (4.28%) WAN
4 482 (4.13%) LAN
5 427 (3.66%) Internet
6 266 (2.28%) Wireless
7 239 (2.05%) NAS
8 199 (1.70%) HTTP
9 194 (1.66%) MPLS
10 181 (1.55%) Network Security
11 173 (1.48%) DNS
12 162 (1.39%) VPN
13 147 (1.26%) TCP/IP
14 138 (1.18%) BGP
15 126 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 125 (1.07%) Unified Communications
17 119 (1.02%) OSPF
18 94 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
19 81 (0.69%) SSL
20 75 (0.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1274 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 738 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 558 (4.78%) Big Data
4 416 (3.56%) Relational Database
5 404 (3.46%) MySQL
6 393 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 339 (2.90%) Oracle Database
8 330 (2.83%) Hadoop
9 275 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 257 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 231 (1.98%) DB2
12 185 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 177 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 168 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
15 167 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 163 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
17 150 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
18 145 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
19 134 (1.15%) Apache Hive
20 133 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 163 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 147 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 123 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 95 (0.81%) Selenium
5 94 (0.81%) Maven
6 92 (0.79%) JIRA
7 82 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 77 (0.66%) Axure RP
9 75 (0.64%) Subversion
10 71 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 54 (0.46%) NUnit
12 53 (0.45%) Ant
13 46 (0.39%) JUnit
14 44 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
15 40 (0.34%) ERwin
16 39 (0.33%) Mockito
17 36 (0.31%) TeamCity
18 32 (0.27%) Hudson
19 27 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 27 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2880 (24.67%) Finance
2 1188 (10.18%) Banking
3 1038 (8.89%) Retail
4 715 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 454 (3.89%) Marketing
6 275 (2.36%) Legal
7 265 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 208 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 142 (1.22%) Games
10 137 (1.17%) Back Office
11 127 (1.09%) Publishing
12 125 (1.07%) Law
13 106 (0.91%) Billing
14 96 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 93 (0.80%) Advertising
16 73 (0.63%) Electronics
17 72 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 68 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 67 (0.57%) French Language
20 53 (0.45%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1462 (12.53%) .NET
2 985 (8.44%) Web Services
3 800 (6.85%) HTML
4 772 (6.61%) Middleware
5 702 (6.01%) XML
6 658 (5.64%) J2EE
7 525 (4.50%) Spring
8 512 (4.39%) CSS
9 496 (4.25%) ASP.NET
10 347 (2.97%) HTML5
11 325 (2.78%) SOAP
12 291 (2.49%) jQuery
13 278 (2.38%) Hibernate
14 275 (2.36%) Java EE
15 257 (2.20%) REST
16 254 (2.18%) WCF
17 250 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
18 178 (1.53%) Ajax
18 178 (1.53%) .NET Framework
19 168 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 729 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 495 (4.24%) Open Source
3 427 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 396 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 378 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 341 (2.92%) User Experience
7 314 (2.69%) Data Integration
8 187 (1.60%) Clustering
9 178 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 173 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 150 (1.29%) Visualisation
12 143 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 138 (1.18%) N-Tier
14 136 (1.17%) Replication
15 105 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 86 (0.74%) PKI
17 85 (0.73%) Mathematics
18 75 (0.64%) CMDB
19 71 (0.61%) Digital Media
19 71 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1427 (12.23%) Windows
2 1059 (9.07%) Linux
3 562 (4.81%) UNIX
4 203 (1.74%) Solaris
5 176 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 153 (1.31%) Android
7 145 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 120 (1.03%) AIX
10 117 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 101 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 84 (0.72%) Windows 7
13 52 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 48 (0.41%) HPUX
15 38 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.27%) SUSE
17 30 (0.26%) zOS
18 27 (0.23%) OS/400
19 20 (0.17%) CentOS
20 17 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2087 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1836 (15.73%) TOGAF
3 1593 (13.65%) SOA
4 1361 (11.66%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1049 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
6 992 (8.50%) ITIL
7 972 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 879 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 865 (7.41%) Data Modelling
10 833 (7.14%) Project Management
11 821 (7.03%) Mentoring
12 798 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
13 776 (6.65%) Scrum
14 696 (5.96%) UML
15 691 (5.92%) CRM
16 628 (5.38%) Zachman Framework
17 611 (5.23%) Migration
18 564 (4.83%) ETL
19 515 (4.41%) ERP
20 495 (4.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2115 (18.12%) Java
2 1280 (10.97%) SQL
3 831 (7.12%) C#
4 670 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 230 (1.97%) Python
6 218 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 217 (1.86%) C++
8 213 (1.82%) C
9 207 (1.77%) PHP
10 132 (1.13%) Ruby
11 86 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 75 (0.64%) PowerShell
13 68 (0.58%) Perl
14 67 (0.57%) COBOL
15 61 (0.52%) Scala
15 61 (0.52%) R
16 59 (0.51%) VB.NET
17 51 (0.44%) XPath
18 49 (0.42%) Shell Script
19 34 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1158 (9.92%) Degree
2 784 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 597 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 397 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 289 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 207 (1.77%) MCSE
7 206 (1.76%) CCNP
8 197 (1.69%) CISSP
9 192 (1.64%) CCIE
10 173 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 114 (0.98%) CCNA
12 102 (0.87%) DV Cleared
13 91 (0.78%) CISM
14 86 (0.74%) CCDP
15 81 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
16 78 (0.67%) MCITP
17 76 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
18 63 (0.54%) MCTS
19 55 (0.47%) CCA
20 54 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (4.00%) QA
2 102 (0.87%) SLA
3 93 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 91 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 89 (0.76%) COBIT
6 70 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 48 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.16%) ISO 8583
9 19 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 18 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 8 (0.069%) HL7
13 6 (0.051%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.043%) Basel II
14 5 (0.043%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.034%) PABP
15 4 (0.034%) EMIR
15 4 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
16 3 (0.026%) Basel III
System Software
1 824 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 523 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 361 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 154 (1.32%) XenApp
5 142 (1.22%) vSphere
6 117 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 110 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 80 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 70 (0.60%) NFS
10 68 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 64 (0.55%) vCloud
12 63 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 61 (0.52%) SRDF
14 48 (0.41%) KVM
15 47 (0.40%) HDFS
15 47 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
16 41 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 41 (0.35%) Apache Flume
17 39 (0.33%) UAG
18 37 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 141 (1.21%) Puppet
2 137 (1.17%) SCCM
3 130 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 100 (0.86%) SCOM
5 80 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 32 (0.27%) Oozie
7 31 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 24 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 22 (0.19%) SCOrch
10 21 (0.18%) XenMobile
10 21 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 21 (0.18%) Backup Exec
11 20 (0.17%) Ambari
12 18 (0.15%) ARCserve
12 18 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.15%) AppDNA
13 17 (0.15%) CFEngine
14 16 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 2174 (18.63%) Oracle
2 1927 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 1078 (9.24%) VMware
4 1037 (8.88%) Cisco
5 857 (7.34%) SAP
6 827 (7.09%) IBM
7 545 (4.67%) Citrix
8 505 (4.33%) HP
9 379 (3.25%) NetApp
10 378 (3.24%) Juniper
11 350 (3.00%) EMC
12 295 (2.53%) F5
13 217 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
14 198 (1.70%) TIBCO
15 192 (1.64%) Informatica
16 180 (1.54%) Cognos
17 177 (1.52%) Red Hat
18 168 (1.44%) CheckPoint
19 144 (1.23%) Business Objects
20 119 (1.02%) Teradata
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 20 minutes ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + pension, bonus, insurance
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentwood, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £95,000 per annum including OTE, good bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bens inc bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitve base salary and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + 5% pension, 25 days holiday, 10% bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Montash
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago