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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 42 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6051 6043 5649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.45% 5.06% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 5.34% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4686 4498 4376
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 £49,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £64,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £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 28 April 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 April 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 +4 5605 £70,000 +3.70% 668
London +9 2717 £75,000 +3.44% 362
South East -1 1075 £67,500 +3.84% 94
City of London +4 664 £75,000 +3.44% 112
Yorkshire 0 428 £60,000 +9.09% 46
Berkshire +5 392 £70,000 +7.69% 21
West Yorkshire +11 337 £60,000 +4.34% 31
East of England -3 305 £70,000 +16.66% 41
West Midlands +5 294 £60,000 -4.00% 31
South West -10 293 £57,500 +4.54% 24
North West +4 281 £61,215 +6.46% 34
Leeds +4 264 £60,000 +4.34% 23
Surrey -1 247 £67,500 +3.84% 21
Hampshire -16 167 £62,500 -3.84% 23
Reading -7 159 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Manchester +13 157 £61,750 +12.27% 15
Scotland +14 142 £60,000 - 9
East Midlands +12 131 £57,500 +4.54% 19
Birmingham -5 121 £62,500 +6.38% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 104 £70,000 - 5
Wales +19 98 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Bristol -8 98 £55,500 +5.71% 5
Bedfordshire +12 92 £70,000 +21.73% 6
South Wales +20 83 £53,000 +6.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +33 81 £67,500 +35.00% 9
Oxfordshire +22 76 £60,000 -13.04% 3
North East +32 71 £61,215 +30.29% 5
Milton Keynes +5 69 £70,000 +64.70% 5
Hertfordshire -37 69 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Glasgow +21 66 £58,250 +16.50% 3

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2915 (24.82%) Finance
2 2370 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2355 (20.05%) Oracle
4 2265 (19.28%) Java
5 1917 (16.32%) Microsoft
6 1892 (16.11%) TOGAF
7 1547 (13.17%) SOA
8 1545 (13.15%) .NET
9 1481 (12.61%) Windows
10 1364 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1316 (11.20%) SQL
12 1255 (10.68%) SQL Server
13 1219 (10.38%) Degree
14 1174 (9.99%) VMware
15 1148 (9.77%) Retail
16 1123 (9.56%) Cisco
17 1096 (9.33%) Banking
18 1075 (9.15%) Linux
19 1055 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
20 970 (8.26%) Web Services
21 957 (8.15%) C#
22 914 (7.78%) Middleware
23 894 (7.61%) IBM
24 884 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
25 871 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
26 864 (7.36%) SAP
27 860 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
28 852 (7.25%) Data Modelling
29 849 (7.23%) Project Management
30 820 (6.98%) E-Commerce

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 668 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 537 (4.57%) WebSphere
3 353 (3.01%) Apache
4 283 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 254 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 233 (1.98%) JBoss
7 229 (1.95%) MS Exchange
8 208 (1.77%) IIS
9 183 (1.56%) CMS
10 172 (1.46%) Lync
11 152 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
12 146 (1.24%) SAS
13 131 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 116 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
15 114 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
16 110 (0.94%) OpenStack
17 101 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
18 97 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
19 89 (0.76%) Mule
20 87 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 806 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 175 (1.49%) MS Office
3 125 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.49%) SPSS
5 53 (0.45%) PowerPivot
6 36 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 33 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 26 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 26 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.16%) MS Project
11 16 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.034%) FastStats
12 4 (0.034%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.017%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.017%) InDesign
14 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 164 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 144 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 143 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
4 77 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 76 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 76 (0.65%) SAP CO
6 72 (0.61%) SAP SCM
7 70 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 62 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
8 62 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
9 58 (0.49%) RMDS
10 51 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
11 46 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
12 37 (0.32%) SAP HR
13 35 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
14 34 (0.29%) SAP ERP
15 31 (0.26%) SAP CRM
16 29 (0.25%) Radian6
17 28 (0.24%) SAP SD
18 20 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 475 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 460 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (3.29%) SaaS
4 308 (2.62%) Office 365
5 222 (1.89%) IaaS
6 202 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 174 (1.48%) PaaS
8 72 (0.61%) Force.com
9 70 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 28 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
10 28 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 27 (0.23%) Boomi
12 25 (0.21%) OpenShift
13 21 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (0.16%) Google Apps
15 17 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (0.13%) SoftLayer
16 15 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 636 (5.41%) Firewall
2 591 (5.03%) SAN
3 574 (4.89%) WAN
4 488 (4.15%) LAN
5 362 (3.08%) Internet
6 265 (2.26%) Wireless
7 238 (2.03%) NAS
8 228 (1.94%) HTTP
9 197 (1.68%) DNS
10 185 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 177 (1.51%) Network Security
12 174 (1.48%) MPLS
13 146 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
14 134 (1.14%) VPN
15 133 (1.13%) TCP/IP
16 116 (0.99%) Multicast
17 112 (0.95%) FCoE
18 108 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
19 102 (0.87%) SSL
20 92 (0.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1255 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 773 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 683 (5.81%) Big Data
4 464 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 407 (3.47%) Hadoop
6 394 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 364 (3.10%) Oracle Database
8 351 (2.99%) MySQL
9 321 (2.73%) DB2
10 276 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 228 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 211 (1.80%) MongoDB
13 187 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 166 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 153 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
16 138 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
17 122 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
18 119 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
19 117 (1.00%) Data Mining
20 111 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 158 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 154 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 134 (1.14%) Subversion
4 122 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 114 (0.97%) Maven
6 86 (0.73%) ERwin
7 81 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 81 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 76 (0.65%) Ant
8 76 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 73 (0.62%) JIRA
10 61 (0.52%) Axure RP
11 50 (0.43%) JUnit
12 48 (0.41%) Hudson
13 47 (0.40%) Toad
14 35 (0.30%) NUnit
15 28 (0.24%) Selenium
16 26 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
17 24 (0.20%) ClearCase
18 22 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 2915 (24.82%) Finance
2 1148 (9.77%) Retail
3 1096 (9.33%) Banking
4 620 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 491 (4.18%) Marketing
6 348 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 264 (2.25%) Legal
8 201 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 155 (1.32%) Games
10 135 (1.15%) Law
11 133 (1.13%) Back Office
12 117 (1.00%) Billing
13 111 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 92 (0.78%) Publishing
15 86 (0.73%) Electronics
16 84 (0.72%) Advertising
17 76 (0.65%) Local Government
18 69 (0.59%) Automotive
19 68 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 68 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1545 (13.15%) .NET
2 970 (8.26%) Web Services
3 914 (7.78%) Middleware
4 804 (6.84%) HTML
5 773 (6.58%) XML
6 651 (5.54%) J2EE
7 515 (4.38%) Spring
8 468 (3.98%) ASP.NET
9 461 (3.92%) CSS
10 359 (3.06%) SOAP
11 317 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
12 314 (2.67%) REST
13 306 (2.61%) HTML5
14 259 (2.21%) jQuery
15 254 (2.16%) Java EE
16 252 (2.15%) RESTful
17 248 (2.11%) Hibernate
18 215 (1.83%) WCF
19 209 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
20 202 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 806 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 611 (5.20%) Open Source
3 492 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 453 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 427 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 335 (2.85%) Data Integration
7 317 (2.70%) User Experience
8 232 (1.98%) Clustering
9 219 (1.86%) Mainframe
10 165 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 155 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 142 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 122 (1.04%) Visualisation
14 114 (0.97%) Replication
15 109 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 105 (0.89%) PKI
17 90 (0.77%) Life Science
17 90 (0.77%) Social Media
18 85 (0.72%) Mathematics
19 82 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1481 (12.61%) Windows
2 1075 (9.15%) Linux
3 529 (4.50%) UNIX
4 271 (2.31%) Solaris
5 153 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 152 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 151 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 119 (1.01%) AIX
9 117 (1.00%) Android
10 112 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 104 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 93 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (0.62%) HPUX
14 50 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 37 (0.32%) CentOS
16 33 (0.28%) SUSE
16 33 (0.28%) zOS
17 32 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 29 (0.25%) OS/400
19 27 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2370 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1892 (16.11%) TOGAF
3 1547 (13.17%) SOA
4 1364 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1055 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
6 871 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
7 860 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 852 (7.25%) Data Modelling
9 849 (7.23%) Project Management
10 820 (6.98%) E-Commerce
11 819 (6.97%) Scrum
12 797 (6.79%) ITIL
13 729 (6.21%) Mentoring
14 718 (6.11%) CRM
15 691 (5.88%) Migration
16 644 (5.48%) ETL
17 642 (5.47%) Zachman Framework
18 614 (5.23%) UML
19 570 (4.85%) Analytics
20 514 (4.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2265 (19.28%) Java
2 1316 (11.20%) SQL
3 957 (8.15%) C#
4 785 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 270 (2.30%) C
6 259 (2.21%) PHP
7 249 (2.12%) Python
8 228 (1.94%) C++
9 155 (1.32%) Ruby
10 145 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 95 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 91 (0.77%) R
13 89 (0.76%) Perl
14 87 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 69 (0.59%) Scala
16 55 (0.47%) Bash Shell
17 54 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 54 (0.46%) XPath
18 50 (0.43%) VB.NET
19 48 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1219 (10.38%) Degree
2 774 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 567 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 352 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 252 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 232 (1.98%) CISSP
7 181 (1.54%) CCNP
8 166 (1.41%) MCSE
9 154 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 141 (1.20%) CCNA
11 139 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 128 (1.09%) CCIE
13 111 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 108 (0.92%) CISM
15 87 (0.74%) CCA
16 86 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
17 77 (0.66%) CCDP
18 63 (0.54%) CCEE
19 58 (0.49%) CCIA
20 57 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (3.18%) QA
2 137 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 118 (1.00%) SLA
5 109 (0.93%) COBIT
6 102 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 60 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 46 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.32%) Solvency II
10 19 (0.16%) ISO 8583
11 14 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.094%) HL7
13 8 (0.068%) EMIR
14 7 (0.060%) Basel II
15 6 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.051%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.043%) GAMP
17 4 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 3 (0.026%) ISO 14001
19 2 (0.017%) WAI
System Software
1 884 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 584 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 335 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 178 (1.52%) XenApp
5 143 (1.22%) XenDesktop
6 141 (1.20%) vSphere
7 129 (1.10%) NFS
8 127 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 117 (1.00%) SRDF
10 95 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
11 80 (0.68%) KVM
12 75 (0.64%) VMware ESX
13 62 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 55 (0.47%) XenServer
15 53 (0.45%) vCloud
16 39 (0.33%) Xen
17 29 (0.25%) Apache Flume
18 24 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
19 23 (0.20%) HDFS
20 21 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 168 (1.43%) Puppet
2 163 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (1.23%) SCCM
4 89 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 64 (0.54%) SCOM
6 37 (0.32%) Nagios
7 32 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 30 (0.26%) Ansible
9 23 (0.20%) Legato
10 21 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 21 (0.18%) Salt
11 19 (0.16%) TeamSite
11 19 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 18 (0.15%) Ganglia
13 17 (0.14%) CiscoWorks
14 16 (0.14%) Data Guard
14 16 (0.14%) Graphite
15 15 (0.13%) Cobbler
16 14 (0.12%) AppDNA
17 13 (0.11%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 2355 (20.05%) Oracle
2 1917 (16.32%) Microsoft
3 1174 (9.99%) VMware
4 1123 (9.56%) Cisco
5 894 (7.61%) IBM
6 864 (7.36%) SAP
7 608 (5.18%) Citrix
8 485 (4.13%) HP
9 411 (3.50%) EMC
10 410 (3.49%) NetApp
11 328 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
12 298 (2.54%) Juniper
13 264 (2.25%) TIBCO
14 237 (2.02%) CheckPoint
15 226 (1.92%) F5
16 210 (1.79%) Informatica
17 208 (1.77%) Red Hat
18 179 (1.52%) Cognos
19 168 (1.43%) Business Objects
20 152 (1.29%) hybris
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Gym
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Propel London
Salary: Equity package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Suffolk
aap3
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ATR Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40k salary + benefits, Pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday etc.
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West London
Intelletec
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefts
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago