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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 49 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5563 5563 5286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.08% 4.85% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 5.13% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4429 4135 4036
Average salary £70,000 £68,500 £66,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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 5190 £70,000 - 713
London +5 2491 £77,500 +3.33% 286
South East -4 947 £65,000 - 106
City of London +5 542 £77,500 +6.89% 70
East of England -3 339 £65,000 - 37
Berkshire +1 334 £70,000 - 32
Yorkshire -15 332 £62,500 +8.69% 56
West Midlands +11 311 £65,000 - 57
South West -3 257 £57,500 +4.54% 45
North West +3 244 £65,000 +15.04% 72
West Yorkshire -25 226 £62,500 +8.69% 36
Hampshire -10 181 £60,000 -5.88% 16
Surrey +1 177 £65,000 +4.00% 20
Manchester +16 172 £65,000 +18.18% 41
Leeds -26 172 £62,500 +8.69% 33
Scotland +10 138 £65,000 +8.33% 35
East Midlands +41 136 £57,500 - 34
Birmingham -7 110 £67,500 -1.81% 32
Hertfordshire -23 106 £70,000 +3.70% 15
Buckinghamshire +15 98 £65,000 -3.70% 8
Edinburgh +19 84 £67,750 +4.23% 14
Bedfordshire +20 76 £62,500 +4.16% 7
Cambridgeshire +19 76 £58,000 +0.86% 8
Reading -48 73 £67,500 -3.57% 11
Wiltshire +20 71 £55,000 -3.08% 7
Bristol -28 65 £60,000 +3.04% 20
North Yorkshire +19 57 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Nottinghamshire +32 56 £55,750 +11.50% 7
Cheshire -15 56 £60,000 +4.34% 13
Coventry 0 55 £57,500 -17.85% 4

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2859 (25.64%) Finance
2 2435 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2328 (20.88%) Oracle
4 2035 (18.25%) Java
5 1996 (17.90%) TOGAF
6 1948 (17.47%) Microsoft
7 1501 (13.46%) SOA
8 1452 (13.02%) .NET
9 1375 (12.33%) Windows
10 1347 (12.08%) SQL Server
11 1338 (12.00%) Degree
12 1296 (11.62%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1166 (10.46%) SQL
14 1140 (10.23%) VMware
15 1131 (10.14%) Cisco
16 1104 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
17 1053 (9.44%) Retail
18 990 (8.88%) Linux
19 965 (8.66%) Banking
20 947 (8.49%) Web Services
21 902 (8.09%) C#
22 880 (7.89%) Middleware
23 850 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
24 839 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
25 835 (7.49%) E-Commerce
26 828 (7.43%) Data Centre
27 824 (7.39%) MS Excel
28 821 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
29 807 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
30 791 (7.09%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 538 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 453 (4.06%) WebSphere
3 324 (2.91%) Apache
4 292 (2.62%) IIS
5 238 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 217 (1.95%) CMS
7 198 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 192 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 189 (1.70%) JBoss
10 183 (1.64%) Node.js
11 170 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
12 135 (1.21%) SAS
13 127 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 122 (1.09%) Apache Pig
15 117 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
16 103 (0.92%) Lync
17 100 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 97 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
19 92 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
20 89 (0.80%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 824 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 156 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 153 (1.37%) MS Office
4 76 (0.68%) SPSS
5 51 (0.46%) PowerPivot
6 43 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 21 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.15%) MS Project
11 7 (0.063%) Mingle
12 5 (0.045%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.045%) FastStats
13 4 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.009%) Revit
14 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.009%) Simulink
14 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 208 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 185 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 115 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
4 77 (0.69%) SAP SCM
5 68 (0.61%) RMDS
6 61 (0.55%) SAP ERP
7 60 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 53 (0.48%) Magento
9 52 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
9 52 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
10 48 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
11 41 (0.37%) SAP FI
11 41 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
12 39 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
12 39 (0.35%) SAP SD
12 39 (0.35%) SAP CO
13 35 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
14 34 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
15 33 (0.30%) thinkFolio
16 30 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 578 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 457 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 391 (3.51%) SaaS
4 268 (2.40%) IaaS
5 230 (2.06%) PaaS
6 227 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 223 (2.00%) Office 365
8 79 (0.71%) Force.com
9 73 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
11 29 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 29 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 26 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
13 21 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.17%) SoftLayer
14 19 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 17 (0.15%) GitHub
16 16 (0.14%) Heroku
16 16 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 682 (6.12%) WAN
2 629 (5.64%) LAN
3 579 (5.19%) Firewall
4 499 (4.48%) SAN
5 304 (2.73%) Internet
6 262 (2.35%) NAS
7 232 (2.08%) HTTP
8 229 (2.05%) Network Security
9 220 (1.97%) Wireless
10 201 (1.80%) DNS
11 186 (1.67%) MPLS
12 183 (1.64%) VPN
13 159 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 147 (1.32%) TCP/IP
14 147 (1.32%) VoIP
15 143 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
16 131 (1.17%) Multicast
17 129 (1.16%) Unified Communications
18 127 (1.14%) FCoE
19 106 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1347 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 850 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
3 701 (6.29%) Big Data
4 516 (4.63%) Hadoop
5 495 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 438 (3.93%) NoSQL
7 395 (3.54%) Oracle Database
8 293 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 285 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 269 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 255 (2.29%) DB2
12 254 (2.28%) MySQL
13 249 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 245 (2.20%) MongoDB
15 191 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 179 (1.61%) HBase
17 168 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
18 151 (1.35%) Apache Hive
19 141 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
20 139 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 190 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 182 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 134 (1.20%) Subversion
4 133 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 129 (1.16%) Maven
6 112 (1.00%) ERwin
7 102 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
8 96 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 87 (0.78%) JIRA
10 74 (0.66%) JUnit
11 72 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 60 (0.54%) Axure RP
13 55 (0.49%) Hudson
14 48 (0.43%) Selenium
15 41 (0.37%) SoapUI
16 39 (0.35%) Ant
16 39 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
17 36 (0.32%) NUnit
18 32 (0.29%) Cucumber
19 31 (0.28%) Eclipse
General
1 2859 (25.64%) Finance
2 1053 (9.44%) Retail
3 965 (8.66%) Banking
4 625 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 468 (4.20%) Marketing
6 323 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 201 (1.80%) Legal
8 166 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 150 (1.35%) Games
10 141 (1.26%) Publishing
11 139 (1.25%) Law
12 106 (0.95%) Back Office
13 97 (0.87%) Automotive
14 95 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 92 (0.83%) Billing
16 81 (0.73%) Electronics
17 75 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 64 (0.57%) Retail Banking
19 55 (0.49%) Advertising
20 52 (0.47%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1452 (13.02%) .NET
2 947 (8.49%) Web Services
3 880 (7.89%) Middleware
4 784 (7.03%) HTML
5 701 (6.29%) XML
6 509 (4.57%) J2EE
7 484 (4.34%) CSS
8 438 (3.93%) ASP.NET
9 364 (3.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 340 (3.05%) REST
11 339 (3.04%) SOAP
12 315 (2.83%) Spring
13 313 (2.81%) HTML5
14 223 (2.00%) jQuery
15 217 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 213 (1.91%) RESTful
17 209 (1.87%) .NET Framework
18 190 (1.70%) XSLT
19 188 (1.69%) AngularJS
20 180 (1.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 839 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 828 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 481 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
4 468 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 455 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 343 (3.08%) Data Integration
7 317 (2.84%) User Experience
8 194 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 191 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 184 (1.65%) Clustering
11 158 (1.42%) Mainframe
12 148 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 129 (1.16%) Replication
14 121 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 120 (1.08%) Client/Server
16 116 (1.04%) Visualisation
17 104 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
18 91 (0.82%) PKI
19 89 (0.80%) Public Cloud
20 88 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1375 (12.33%) Windows
2 990 (8.88%) Linux
3 465 (4.17%) UNIX
4 269 (2.41%) Solaris
5 190 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 163 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (1.14%) AIX
8 122 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (0.89%) Android
10 97 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 87 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 75 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (0.39%) HPUX
14 38 (0.34%) SUSE
15 30 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 29 (0.26%) CentOS
17 28 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
17 28 (0.25%) zOS
18 26 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2435 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1996 (17.90%) TOGAF
3 1501 (13.46%) SOA
4 1296 (11.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1104 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
6 835 (7.49%) E-Commerce
7 807 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 791 (7.09%) ITIL
9 763 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
10 754 (6.76%) Data Modelling
11 741 (6.65%) Project Management
12 724 (6.49%) CRM
13 714 (6.40%) Scrum
14 680 (6.10%) ETL
15 679 (6.09%) Analytics
16 650 (5.83%) Zachman Framework
17 641 (5.75%) Migration
18 634 (5.69%) Mentoring
19 598 (5.36%) SDLC
20 587 (5.27%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2035 (18.25%) Java
2 1166 (10.46%) SQL
3 902 (8.09%) C#
4 744 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 301 (2.70%) C
6 252 (2.26%) Python
7 223 (2.00%) C++
8 222 (1.99%) PHP
9 186 (1.67%) Ruby
10 141 (1.26%) Scala
11 117 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 105 (0.94%) R
13 104 (0.93%) Perl
14 101 (0.91%) PowerShell
15 82 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 62 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 56 (0.50%) Apex Code
18 45 (0.40%) Bash Shell
19 42 (0.38%) VB.NET
20 36 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 1338 (12.00%) Degree
2 654 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 473 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 465 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 286 (2.57%) CCNP
6 249 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 239 (2.14%) CISSP
8 136 (1.22%) CCIE
9 128 (1.15%) MCSE
10 116 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 113 (1.01%) CCDP
12 111 (1.00%) DV Cleared
13 110 (0.99%) CCNA
14 94 (0.84%) CISM
15 69 (0.62%) HP ASE
16 65 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (0.56%) MCITP
18 48 (0.43%) CITP
19 46 (0.41%) CCA
20 45 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (3.77%) QA
2 151 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 131 (1.17%) COBIT
4 121 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 113 (1.01%) SLA
6 111 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 70 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 39 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.13%) HL7
11 11 (0.099%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.090%) EMIR
13 8 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.054%) Basel II
14 6 (0.054%) MiFID
15 5 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.036%) TickIT
16 4 (0.036%) ISO 8583
17 3 (0.027%) DICOM
18 2 (0.018%) IAS 39
System Software
1 821 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 500 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 312 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 163 (1.46%) XenApp
5 133 (1.19%) NFS
6 125 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 124 (1.11%) SRDF
8 109 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 107 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
10 97 (0.87%) vSphere
11 90 (0.81%) vCloud
12 82 (0.74%) KVM
13 81 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 66 (0.59%) Xen
15 55 (0.49%) Terminal Services
16 53 (0.48%) XenServer
17 50 (0.45%) Docker
18 45 (0.40%) Apache Flume
19 35 (0.31%) HDFS
20 34 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 216 (1.94%) Puppet
2 195 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 119 (1.07%) SCCM
4 63 (0.57%) Ansible
5 56 (0.50%) SCOM
5 56 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 42 (0.38%) Nagios
7 28 (0.25%) Hyperic
8 23 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 22 (0.20%) FortiGate
10 21 (0.19%) Legato
11 20 (0.18%) Salt
12 19 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 18 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 17 (0.15%) Oozie
14 17 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.14%) Cobbler
15 16 (0.14%) OpenView
16 14 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2328 (20.88%) Oracle
2 1948 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 1140 (10.23%) VMware
4 1131 (10.14%) Cisco
5 782 (7.01%) IBM
6 712 (6.39%) SAP
7 462 (4.14%) Citrix
8 434 (3.89%) HP
9 405 (3.63%) NetApp
10 349 (3.13%) EMC
11 304 (2.73%) F5
12 289 (2.59%) Juniper
13 268 (2.40%) Red Hat
13 268 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
14 258 (2.31%) CheckPoint
15 237 (2.13%) Informatica
15 237 (2.13%) hybris
16 191 (1.71%) TIBCO
17 156 (1.40%) ATG
18 155 (1.39%) Cognos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 3 hours ago
United Kingdom
Polar Recruitment Services Limited
Salary: Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
People Source Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35k - £60k per annum + 25% Annual bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits, Stock
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
United Kingdom
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: benefits (DOE)
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dorset
Advento Staffing Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Baxter Hall Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Red - The Global SAP Solutions Provider
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Parallel Consulting
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
4it Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
England
Careerwise
Salary: package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Larson Group
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise
Salary: package
Posted: 3 hours ago