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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 49 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5512 5785 5242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.02% 4.91% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 5.20% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4274 4354 4123
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 £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
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
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
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 £67,500 £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 27 July 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 July 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 0 5178 £70,000 +3.70% 611
London +9 2603 £77,500 +6.89% 292
South East -5 942 £65,000 - 99
City of London +3 631 £75,000 +3.44% 83
East of England +16 362 £62,500 -3.84% 25
Yorkshire -16 317 £62,500 +4.16% 45
Berkshire -3 300 £70,000 - 28
West Midlands +2 267 £65,000 +4.00% 33
South West -20 243 £60,000 +4.34% 30
North West 0 239 £65,000 +15.04% 37
Surrey +18 236 £65,000 +4.00% 17
West Yorkshire -18 225 £62,500 +4.16% 29
Leeds -21 169 £62,500 +4.16% 20
Hampshire -12 162 £58,500 -10.00% 21
Manchester +33 158 £65,000 +18.18% 30
Birmingham -5 131 £65,000 +4.00% 14
East Midlands +11 123 £57,500 - 35
Cambridgeshire +52 110 £58,000 +0.86% 10
Hertfordshire -23 108 £65,000 -3.70% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 100 £62,750 +2.44% 8
Scotland -10 100 £62,500 +4.16% 19
Reading -43 78 £70,000 +3.70% 12
Bedfordshire +24 77 £60,000 - 1
Bristol -32 66 £62,500 - 9
Wiltshire -5 63 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Edinburgh -4 56 £65,000 +4.00% 9
Cheshire -13 56 £58,750 +2.17% 4
Milton Keynes +1 53 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Coventry -1 52 £57,500 -17.85% 4
Guildford +10 51 £65,000 - 4

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2960 (25.53%) Finance
2 2451 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2443 (21.07%) Oracle
4 2141 (18.47%) Java
5 2008 (17.32%) Microsoft
6 1993 (17.19%) TOGAF
7 1560 (13.46%) .NET
8 1542 (13.30%) SOA
9 1445 (12.46%) Windows
10 1393 (12.01%) SQL Server
11 1380 (11.90%) Degree
12 1323 (11.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1264 (10.90%) SQL
14 1223 (10.55%) Cisco
15 1188 (10.25%) VMware
16 1175 (10.13%) Retail
17 1113 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
18 1044 (9.00%) Linux
19 1034 (8.92%) Banking
20 979 (8.44%) C#
21 968 (8.35%) Web Services
22 933 (8.05%) Middleware
23 885 (7.63%) IBM
24 878 (7.57%) MS Excel
25 870 (7.50%) E-Commerce
26 865 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
27 856 (7.38%) Data Centre
28 854 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
29 852 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
30 851 (7.34%) Analytical Skills

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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
1 593 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 500 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 340 (2.93%) Apache
4 292 (2.52%) IIS
5 235 (2.03%) MS Exchange
6 232 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 231 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 202 (1.74%) CMS
9 196 (1.69%) JBoss
10 153 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
11 152 (1.31%) SAS
12 151 (1.30%) Node.js
13 142 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
14 121 (1.04%) Lync
15 116 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 109 (0.94%) Apache Pig
17 107 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 103 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
19 84 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
20 83 (0.72%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 878 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 170 (1.47%) MS Office
3 155 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 68 (0.59%) SPSS
5 57 (0.49%) PowerPivot
6 43 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
7 36 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
8 29 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 25 (0.22%) MS Project
10 23 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.086%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.060%) Mingle
13 5 (0.043%) FastStats
14 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
15 3 (0.026%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.017%) InDesign
16 2 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
17 1 (0.009%) Simulink
17 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
17 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 197 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 160 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 131 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
4 79 (0.68%) RMDS
5 76 (0.66%) SAP SCM
6 71 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 63 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
8 60 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
9 55 (0.47%) SAP ERP
10 48 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
11 47 (0.41%) SAP FI
12 46 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
12 46 (0.40%) SAP CO
13 44 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
14 42 (0.36%) Magento
15 36 (0.31%) SAP SD
16 35 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
17 33 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
18 32 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
19 31 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 563 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 503 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 385 (3.32%) SaaS
4 266 (2.29%) Office 365
5 224 (1.93%) IaaS
6 219 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 196 (1.69%) PaaS
8 82 (0.71%) Force.com
9 76 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 39 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
12 24 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
13 23 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 18 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
16 17 (0.15%) GitHub
17 15 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.10%) SoftLayer
19 11 (0.095%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 11 (0.095%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 720 (6.21%) WAN
2 650 (5.61%) LAN
3 624 (5.38%) Firewall
4 564 (4.86%) SAN
5 325 (2.80%) Internet
6 281 (2.42%) NAS
7 254 (2.19%) HTTP
8 235 (2.03%) Wireless
9 218 (1.88%) Network Security
10 206 (1.78%) DNS
11 184 (1.59%) MPLS
12 175 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 173 (1.49%) VPN
14 165 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
15 154 (1.33%) TCP/IP
16 145 (1.25%) Multicast
17 142 (1.22%) FCoE
18 136 (1.17%) VoIP
19 118 (1.02%) Unified Communications
20 104 (0.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1393 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 854 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 680 (5.87%) Big Data
4 472 (4.07%) Hadoop
5 468 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 414 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 407 (3.51%) Oracle Database
8 299 (2.58%) DB2
9 282 (2.43%) MySQL
9 282 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 272 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 243 (2.10%) MongoDB
12 239 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 216 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 179 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 174 (1.50%) HBase
16 161 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
17 159 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
18 138 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
19 129 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 186 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 161 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 148 (1.28%) Subversion
4 139 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 131 (1.13%) Maven
6 104 (0.90%) ERwin
7 102 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 99 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
9 92 (0.79%) JIRA
10 72 (0.62%) Axure RP
11 64 (0.55%) JUnit
12 58 (0.50%) Hudson
12 58 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 44 (0.38%) Eclipse
14 43 (0.37%) Ant
15 41 (0.35%) Selenium
16 40 (0.35%) NUnit
17 38 (0.33%) SoapUI
18 33 (0.28%) Toad
19 27 (0.23%) Grunt
General
1 2960 (25.53%) Finance
2 1175 (10.13%) Retail
3 1034 (8.92%) Banking
4 666 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 517 (4.46%) Marketing
6 344 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 225 (1.94%) Legal
8 176 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 150 (1.29%) Publishing
10 149 (1.29%) Law
11 145 (1.25%) Games
12 122 (1.05%) Back Office
13 114 (0.98%) Billing
14 96 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 96 (0.83%) Automotive
15 95 (0.82%) Electronics
16 82 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 71 (0.61%) Retail Banking
18 65 (0.56%) Local Government
19 60 (0.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1560 (13.46%) .NET
2 968 (8.35%) Web Services
3 933 (8.05%) Middleware
4 824 (7.11%) HTML
5 755 (6.51%) XML
6 512 (4.42%) J2EE
7 483 (4.17%) CSS
8 474 (4.09%) ASP.NET
9 366 (3.16%) Spring
10 360 (3.11%) Oracle Fusion
11 353 (3.04%) SOAP
12 344 (2.97%) REST
13 320 (2.76%) HTML5
14 245 (2.11%) jQuery
15 241 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 230 (1.98%) RESTful
17 221 (1.91%) .NET Framework
18 214 (1.85%) XSLT
19 204 (1.76%) Hibernate
20 190 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 856 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 851 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 501 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 477 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 455 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 340 (2.93%) User Experience
7 338 (2.92%) Data Integration
8 210 (1.81%) Clustering
9 199 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 196 (1.69%) Mainframe
11 184 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 142 (1.22%) Data Structures
13 124 (1.07%) Replication
14 121 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 107 (0.92%) Visualisation
16 106 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
17 105 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
18 96 (0.83%) PKI
18 96 (0.83%) Public Cloud
19 93 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1445 (12.46%) Windows
2 1044 (9.00%) Linux
3 448 (3.86%) UNIX
4 298 (2.57%) Solaris
5 192 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 166 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (1.19%) AIX
8 124 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 118 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 110 (0.95%) Android
11 99 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 87 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (0.50%) HPUX
14 39 (0.34%) SUSE
15 36 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 36 (0.31%) CentOS
16 30 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
16 30 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 29 (0.25%) zOS
18 25 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2451 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1993 (17.19%) TOGAF
3 1542 (13.30%) SOA
4 1323 (11.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1113 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
6 870 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 852 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 845 (7.29%) ITIL
9 826 (7.12%) Project Management
10 822 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
11 772 (6.66%) Data Modelling
12 758 (6.54%) CRM
13 749 (6.46%) Scrum
14 699 (6.03%) Mentoring
15 696 (6.00%) Zachman Framework
16 689 (5.94%) Migration
17 680 (5.87%) ETL
18 657 (5.67%) Analytics
19 615 (5.30%) UML
20 591 (5.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2141 (18.47%) Java
2 1264 (10.90%) SQL
3 979 (8.44%) C#
4 788 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 284 (2.45%) C
6 242 (2.09%) PHP
7 240 (2.07%) Python
8 239 (2.06%) C++
9 163 (1.41%) Ruby
10 124 (1.07%) Scala
11 122 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 109 (0.94%) R
13 90 (0.78%) Perl
14 89 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 89 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 68 (0.59%) Apex Code
16 63 (0.54%) Shell Script
17 60 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 43 (0.37%) VB
19 41 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1380 (11.90%) Degree
2 664 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 483 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 471 (4.06%) SC Cleared
5 284 (2.45%) CCNP
6 273 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 240 (2.07%) CISSP
8 159 (1.37%) MCSE
9 141 (1.22%) CCIE
10 137 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 134 (1.16%) CCNA
12 116 (1.00%) CCDP
13 109 (0.94%) DV Cleared
14 104 (0.90%) CISM
15 87 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
16 62 (0.53%) MCITP
17 60 (0.52%) HP ASE
18 58 (0.50%) CCA
19 55 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
20 46 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (3.90%) QA
2 149 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 142 (1.22%) COBIT
4 123 (1.06%) SLA
4 123 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 121 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 71 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 46 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.11%) HL7
10 11 (0.095%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.086%) EMIR
11 10 (0.086%) ISO 8583
12 7 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.052%) Basel II
14 5 (0.043%) MiFID
15 3 (0.026%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.026%) GxP
15 3 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 3 (0.026%) HIPAA
System Software
1 865 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 557 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 342 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 177 (1.53%) XenApp
5 148 (1.28%) NFS
6 140 (1.21%) SRDF
7 121 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 119 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 118 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
10 114 (0.98%) vSphere
11 94 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 89 (0.77%) KVM
13 88 (0.76%) vCloud
14 64 (0.55%) Xen
15 61 (0.53%) XenServer
16 59 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 45 (0.39%) Apache Flume
18 40 (0.35%) Docker
19 37 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
20 29 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 191 (1.65%) Puppet
2 187 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (0.99%) SCCM
4 60 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 58 (0.50%) SCOM
6 57 (0.49%) Ansible
7 46 (0.40%) Nagios
8 29 (0.25%) Legato
9 26 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 24 (0.21%) Hyperic
11 23 (0.20%) Salt
12 21 (0.18%) FortiGate
12 21 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.17%) OpenView
14 19 (0.16%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.14%) Cobbler
15 16 (0.14%) Oozie
16 15 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
16 15 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 13 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2443 (21.07%) Oracle
2 2008 (17.32%) Microsoft
3 1223 (10.55%) Cisco
4 1188 (10.25%) VMware
5 885 (7.63%) IBM
6 727 (6.27%) SAP
7 523 (4.51%) Citrix
8 490 (4.23%) HP
9 443 (3.82%) NetApp
10 386 (3.33%) EMC
11 305 (2.63%) F5
12 300 (2.59%) Juniper
13 290 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
14 268 (2.31%) CheckPoint
15 267 (2.30%) Red Hat
16 243 (2.10%) Informatica
17 217 (1.87%) TIBCO
18 216 (1.86%) hybris
19 171 (1.47%) Cognos
20 163 (1.41%) Intel
City, London
Kainos Software
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum 5% Bonus, Pernsion + Superb benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Aquent LLC
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hudson (Scotland) IT
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Easton Haines Consultancy
Posted: 6 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Quantica Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Portal Partnership Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Maxegan Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £140000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000- £80,000 Plus attractive package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + PMI + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus + package + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £76000 - £80000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago