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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 47 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5585 5364 6896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.89% 5.10% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.41% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4169 4063 5453
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,250
% change year-on-year
- +0.40%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 18 September 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 September 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
England 0 5255 £70,000 +3.70% 643
London -3 2514 £75,000 +3.44% 295
South East -12 1022 £65,000 - 110
City of London -3 616 £72,500 +0.69% 97
Yorkshire +12 445 £57,500 +4.54% 38
West Yorkshire +13 378 £57,500 +4.54% 30
Berkshire -4 378 £70,000 - 34
East of England +11 372 £66,000 +10.00% 41
Leeds +13 329 £57,500 +4.54% 23
West Midlands +20 279 £70,000 +12.90% 32
North West -7 254 £57,000 -0.86% 49
South West +39 248 £55,000 - 50
Reading +9 223 £72,500 +11.53% 18
Hampshire -25 195 £62,500 -3.84% 24
Surrey -23 186 £65,000 - 23
Birmingham +18 164 £70,000 +12.90% 16
Hertfordshire +26 146 £70,000 +7.69% 6
Manchester -1 138 £55,000 -8.33% 28
Scotland -4 123 £60,000 - 21
Oxfordshire +42 90 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Bristol +17 87 £58,225 +1.26% 15
East Midlands -14 84 £57,500 -4.16% 11
Cheshire 0 82 £56,750 -1.30% 10
Buckinghamshire -22 73 £67,500 +3.84% 10
Cambridgeshire +15 72 £60,000 - 12
Essex +30 65 £80,000 +64.94% 8
Bedfordshire -13 65 £60,000 +2.12% 4
Glasgow -2 56 £61,500 +11.81% 12
Maidenhead -16 56 £80,000 +14.28% 3
Basingstoke -15 53 £60,000 -4.00% 1

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2782 (23.92%) Finance
2 2234 (19.21%) Oracle
3 2161 (18.58%) Java
4 2019 (17.36%) Microsoft
5 1881 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1621 (13.94%) .NET
7 1609 (13.83%) TOGAF
8 1582 (13.60%) SOA
9 1472 (12.66%) SQL
10 1450 (12.47%) SQL Server
11 1326 (11.40%) Degree
12 1315 (11.31%) Windows
13 1300 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
14 1267 (10.89%) Enterprise Architecture
15 1023 (8.80%) Linux
16 998 (8.58%) Banking
17 985 (8.47%) VMware
18 977 (8.40%) ITIL
19 970 (8.34%) Cisco
20 935 (8.04%) Project Management
21 930 (8.00%) Data Modelling
22 926 (7.96%) E-Commerce
23 923 (7.94%) Web Services
24 893 (7.68%) Retail
25 873 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
26 872 (7.50%) HTML
27 870 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
28 861 (7.40%) SAP
29 844 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
30 836 (7.19%) Mentoring

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 696 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 432 (3.71%) WebSphere
3 329 (2.83%) Apache
4 264 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 258 (2.22%) IIS
6 251 (2.16%) MS Exchange
7 224 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 209 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 204 (1.75%) CMS
10 159 (1.37%) Lync
11 156 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 144 (1.24%) SAS
13 143 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 122 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
15 94 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 93 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 88 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
18 83 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
19 76 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
20 73 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 816 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 131 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 123 (1.06%) MS Office
4 42 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 41 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 41 (0.35%) MS Project
6 40 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 32 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (0.26%) SPSS
8 30 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 24 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.086%) InDesign
12 8 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.034%) TargetLink
14 3 (0.026%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.017%) FastStats
16 1 (0.009%) Revit
16 1 (0.009%) DOC1
16 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 287 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
2 151 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 140 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 101 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 83 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
6 68 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
7 57 (0.49%) SAP CRM
8 54 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 44 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
10 39 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
10 39 (0.34%) SAP SCM
11 36 (0.31%) Maximo
12 33 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
13 32 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
13 32 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
14 31 (0.27%) Magento
14 31 (0.27%) SAP MDM
14 31 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
14 31 (0.27%) SAP PP
15 27 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 304 (2.61%) SaaS
2 271 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 204 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 204 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 171 (1.47%) Office 365
5 155 (1.33%) IaaS
6 146 (1.26%) PaaS
7 48 (0.41%) Force.com
8 44 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.21%) Taleo
11 19 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
13 16 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
14 14 (0.12%) Heroku
15 13 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 12 (0.10%) ElastiCache
16 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 11 (0.095%) Google Apps
18 9 (0.077%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 523 (4.50%) Firewall
2 517 (4.45%) SAN
3 484 (4.16%) WAN
4 457 (3.93%) LAN
5 414 (3.56%) Internet
6 226 (1.94%) HTTP
7 224 (1.93%) NAS
8 195 (1.68%) Wireless
9 192 (1.65%) DNS
10 187 (1.61%) Network Security
11 170 (1.46%) TCP/IP
11 170 (1.46%) VPN
12 158 (1.36%) MPLS
13 126 (1.08%) Unified Communications
14 121 (1.04%) BGP
15 115 (0.99%) OSPF
16 103 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 86 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
18 83 (0.71%) VLAN
19 79 (0.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1450 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 873 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
3 582 (5.00%) Big Data
4 406 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 403 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 395 (3.40%) Oracle Database
7 390 (3.35%) NoSQL
8 363 (3.12%) Hadoop
9 359 (3.09%) MySQL
10 293 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 289 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 215 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 209 (1.80%) MongoDB
14 202 (1.74%) DB2
15 197 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 183 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
17 145 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 143 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
19 142 (1.22%) Apache Hive
20 140 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 172 (1.48%) Visual Studio
2 170 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 119 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 117 (1.01%) Maven
5 101 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 87 (0.75%) Subversion
7 69 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 66 (0.57%) Selenium
9 62 (0.53%) Axure RP
10 57 (0.49%) JIRA
11 54 (0.46%) JUnit
12 42 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
13 41 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
14 40 (0.34%) ERwin
15 37 (0.32%) NUnit
16 35 (0.30%) Ant
17 34 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 32 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
18 32 (0.28%) Mockito
19 28 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 2782 (23.92%) Finance
2 998 (8.58%) Banking
3 893 (7.68%) Retail
4 721 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 498 (4.28%) Marketing
6 276 (2.37%) Legal
7 213 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 183 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 165 (1.42%) Advertising
10 163 (1.40%) Back Office
11 141 (1.21%) Publishing
12 135 (1.16%) Law
13 120 (1.03%) Billing
14 115 (0.99%) Games
15 83 (0.71%) Electronics
16 65 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 65 (0.56%) Front Office
17 55 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 48 (0.41%) Aerospace
19 47 (0.40%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1621 (13.94%) .NET
2 923 (7.94%) Web Services
3 872 (7.50%) HTML
4 697 (5.99%) XML
5 654 (5.62%) Middleware
6 628 (5.40%) J2EE
7 564 (4.85%) CSS
8 544 (4.68%) ASP.NET
9 498 (4.28%) Spring
10 368 (3.16%) HTML5
11 348 (2.99%) SOAP
12 297 (2.55%) jQuery
13 294 (2.53%) Hibernate
14 287 (2.47%) REST
15 267 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
16 266 (2.29%) WCF
17 241 (2.07%) Java EE
18 214 (1.84%) .NET Framework
19 170 (1.46%) XSLT
20 167 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 728 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 495 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 442 (3.80%) Open Source
4 423 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 417 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 359 (3.09%) User Experience
7 266 (2.29%) Data Integration
8 209 (1.80%) Clustering
9 196 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 151 (1.30%) Replication
11 140 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 139 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 136 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 132 (1.13%) Digital Media
15 131 (1.13%) Mainframe
16 100 (0.86%) Mathematics
17 99 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
18 96 (0.83%) PKI
19 72 (0.62%) GIS
20 66 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1315 (11.31%) Windows
2 1023 (8.80%) Linux
3 506 (4.35%) UNIX
4 245 (2.11%) Solaris
5 212 (1.82%) Android
6 184 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 125 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 109 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 95 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 86 (0.74%) AIX
13 52 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 38 (0.33%) HPUX
15 35 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 31 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.24%) Windows Phone
18 23 (0.20%) SUSE
19 17 (0.15%) Mac OS X
20 15 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1881 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1609 (13.83%) TOGAF
3 1582 (13.60%) SOA
4 1300 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
5 1267 (10.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 977 (8.40%) ITIL
7 935 (8.04%) Project Management
8 930 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 926 (7.96%) E-Commerce
10 870 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
11 844 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 836 (7.19%) Mentoring
13 800 (6.88%) CRM
14 756 (6.50%) UML
15 700 (6.02%) Scrum
16 611 (5.25%) ETL
17 595 (5.12%) ERP
18 578 (4.97%) Migration
19 570 (4.90%) Analytics
20 556 (4.78%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2161 (18.58%) Java
2 1472 (12.66%) SQL
3 828 (7.12%) C#
4 688 (5.92%) JavaScript
5 256 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 231 (1.99%) PHP
7 215 (1.85%) Python
8 180 (1.55%) C++
9 165 (1.42%) C
10 134 (1.15%) Ruby
11 126 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 104 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 88 (0.76%) Perl
14 70 (0.60%) R
15 67 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 49 (0.42%) COBOL
17 48 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 46 (0.40%) Scala
19 40 (0.34%) ABAP
20 38 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1326 (11.40%) Degree
2 824 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 607 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 395 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 304 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 224 (1.93%) CCNP
7 204 (1.75%) MCSE
8 172 (1.48%) CISSP
9 168 (1.44%) CCIE
10 164 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 108 (0.93%) CCDP
12 96 (0.83%) MCITP
13 89 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 88 (0.76%) CCNA
15 84 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 74 (0.64%) CISM
17 55 (0.47%) MBA
17 55 (0.47%) MCTS
18 54 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
19 53 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (4.09%) QA
2 125 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 118 (1.01%) COBIT
5 98 (0.84%) SLA
6 81 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 78 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 28 (0.24%) ISO 8583
10 15 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.11%) HL7
12 12 (0.10%) CRD IV
13 11 (0.095%) ISO 9000
14 10 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 9 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.043%) Basel III
16 5 (0.043%) Dublin Core
16 5 (0.043%) Basel II
16 5 (0.043%) GAAP
17 4 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 755 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 537 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 366 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 143 (1.23%) XenApp
5 137 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 127 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 116 (1.00%) vSphere
8 88 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 85 (0.73%) vCloud
10 64 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 60 (0.52%) NFS
12 56 (0.48%) SRDF
13 53 (0.46%) Apache Flume
14 50 (0.43%) HDFS
15 49 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
16 43 (0.37%) Xen
16 43 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 41 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
18 38 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
19 32 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 160 (1.38%) SCCM
2 141 (1.21%) SCOM
3 114 (0.98%) Puppet
4 93 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 47 (0.40%) Oozie
7 43 (0.37%) Ambari
8 29 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 28 (0.24%) Data Guard
10 22 (0.19%) NetBackup
11 20 (0.17%) MOM
11 20 (0.17%) OpenSSO
11 20 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (0.15%) ARCserve
12 18 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.13%) CFEngine
13 15 (0.13%) WSUS
14 14 (0.12%) XenMobile
14 14 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
15 13 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2234 (19.21%) Oracle
2 2019 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 985 (8.47%) VMware
4 970 (8.34%) Cisco
5 861 (7.40%) SAP
6 679 (5.84%) IBM
7 451 (3.88%) Citrix
8 408 (3.51%) HP
9 328 (2.82%) EMC
10 323 (2.78%) Juniper
11 318 (2.73%) NetApp
12 295 (2.54%) F5
13 184 (1.58%) Red Hat
14 179 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
15 176 (1.51%) Teradata
16 169 (1.45%) Informatica
17 164 (1.41%) Business Objects
18 158 (1.36%) Cognos
19 151 (1.30%) TIBCO
20 136 (1.17%) Adobe
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