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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 47 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5687 6008 5206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.13% 5.00% 4.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 5.29% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 4520 4152
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 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +1 5346 £70,000 +3.70% 713
London +11 2670 £75,000 +1.35% 346
South East -3 986 £65,000 - 121
City of London +3 620 £75,000 - 123
East of England +13 379 £65,000 - 33
Yorkshire -14 329 £62,000 +7.82% 43
Berkshire -4 301 £70,000 +3.70% 41
Surrey +20 270 £65,000 +4.00% 27
West Midlands +9 270 £65,000 +13.04% 44
South West -17 267 £60,000 +4.34% 54
North West +5 255 £65,000 +16.07% 39
West Yorkshire -18 249 £62,000 +3.33% 31
Leeds -19 195 £62,000 +3.33% 28
Hampshire -7 163 £57,500 -11.87% 21
Manchester +34 160 £65,000 +17.11% 22
Birmingham -13 117 £65,000 +8.33% 28
East Midlands -8 114 £58,750 +4.44% 21
Cambridgeshire +54 112 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Buckinghamshire 0 105 £65,000 +4.00% 10
Scotland -15 100 £57,500 -4.16% 17
Bedfordshire +24 97 £67,500 +17.39% 3
Hertfordshire -30 96 £65,000 -1.51% 9
Reading -35 80 £70,000 +6.06% 19
Bristol -19 79 £63,750 +6.25% 17
Milton Keynes 0 70 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Cheshire -12 61 £58,750 +2.17% 13
Guildford +8 59 £65,000 +8.33% 9
West Sussex -18 59 £62,500 +38.88% 5
Cambridge +29 54 £60,000 +4.34% 8
Wiltshire -24 53 £55,648 -10.96% 6

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2953 (25.40%) Finance
2 2417 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2417 (20.79%) Oracle
3 2183 (18.77%) Java
4 2046 (17.60%) Microsoft
5 1972 (16.96%) TOGAF
6 1597 (13.73%) .NET
7 1514 (13.02%) SOA
8 1477 (12.70%) Windows
9 1371 (11.79%) Degree
10 1366 (11.75%) SQL Server
11 1301 (11.19%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1299 (11.17%) SQL
13 1232 (10.60%) Cisco
14 1209 (10.40%) VMware
15 1181 (10.16%) Retail
16 1074 (9.24%) Linux
17 1069 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
18 1009 (8.68%) Banking
19 989 (8.51%) C#
20 980 (8.43%) Web Services
21 917 (7.89%) Middleware
22 906 (7.79%) IBM
23 886 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
24 885 (7.61%) MS Excel
25 881 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
26 869 (7.47%) Data Centre
27 857 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
28 854 (7.34%) E-Commerce
29 838 (7.21%) Analytical Skills

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 610 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 527 (4.53%) WebSphere
3 335 (2.88%) Apache
4 272 (2.34%) IIS
5 250 (2.15%) WebLogic
5 250 (2.15%) MS Exchange
6 232 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 201 (1.73%) JBoss
8 184 (1.58%) CMS
9 158 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
10 147 (1.26%) SAS
11 138 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
12 136 (1.17%) Lync
13 124 (1.07%) Node.js
14 115 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 104 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
16 94 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 93 (0.80%) Apache Pig
18 85 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
19 84 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 885 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 182 (1.57%) MS Office
3 151 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 53 (0.46%) SPSS
6 40 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 33 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 32 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 28 (0.24%) MS Project
10 24 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.095%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.060%) Mingle
13 5 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.034%) FastStats
14 4 (0.034%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
16 2 (0.017%) InDesign
17 1 (0.009%) Mathematica
17 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 176 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 149 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 136 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
4 81 (0.70%) RMDS
5 79 (0.68%) SAP SCM
6 77 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 62 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
8 61 (0.52%) SAP FI
9 60 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
9 60 (0.52%) SAP CO
10 56 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
11 48 (0.41%) SAP ERP
12 45 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
13 41 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
14 39 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
15 34 (0.29%) SAP HR
15 34 (0.29%) Magento
16 32 (0.28%) SAP SD
17 29 (0.25%) SAP CRM
17 29 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 530 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 505 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (3.29%) SaaS
4 288 (2.48%) Office 365
5 218 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 214 (1.84%) IaaS
7 188 (1.62%) PaaS
8 80 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 78 (0.67%) Force.com
10 41 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 29 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
12 28 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 25 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 25 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
14 17 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.13%) Google Apps
16 13 (0.11%) Boomi
16 13 (0.11%) Terremark
17 12 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 695 (5.98%) WAN
2 659 (5.67%) Firewall
3 607 (5.22%) LAN
4 605 (5.20%) SAN
5 330 (2.84%) Internet
6 281 (2.42%) NAS
7 255 (2.19%) HTTP
8 231 (1.99%) Wireless
9 212 (1.82%) Network Security
10 191 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 191 (1.64%) DNS
11 184 (1.58%) MPLS
12 174 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
13 165 (1.42%) VPN
14 153 (1.32%) TCP/IP
15 149 (1.28%) Multicast
16 148 (1.27%) FCoE
17 125 (1.07%) VoIP
18 110 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
19 107 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1366 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 803 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
3 670 (5.76%) Big Data
4 447 (3.84%) Relational Database
5 432 (3.72%) Hadoop
6 397 (3.41%) Oracle Database
7 391 (3.36%) NoSQL
8 311 (2.67%) DB2
9 282 (2.43%) MySQL
10 265 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 259 (2.23%) RDBMS
12 233 (2.00%) MongoDB
13 232 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 206 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 171 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 160 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
17 155 (1.33%) HBase
18 135 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
19 129 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
20 118 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 180 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 151 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 151 (1.30%) Subversion
3 130 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 119 (1.02%) Maven
5 107 (0.92%) ERwin
6 105 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
8 92 (0.79%) JIRA
9 71 (0.61%) Axure RP
10 56 (0.48%) Hudson
11 55 (0.47%) Ant
11 55 (0.47%) JUnit
11 55 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 38 (0.33%) Toad
12 38 (0.33%) NUnit
12 38 (0.33%) TeamCity
13 37 (0.32%) Selenium
14 33 (0.28%) SoapUI
15 24 (0.21%) Grunt
General
1 2953 (25.40%) Finance
2 1181 (10.16%) Retail
3 1009 (8.68%) Banking
4 644 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 521 (4.48%) Marketing
6 349 (3.00%) Manufacturing
7 228 (1.96%) Legal
8 175 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 144 (1.24%) Publishing
10 141 (1.21%) Games
11 140 (1.20%) Law
12 135 (1.16%) Back Office
13 117 (1.01%) Billing
14 95 (0.82%) Electronics
15 89 (0.77%) Automotive
16 84 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 75 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 75 (0.64%) Local Government
18 72 (0.62%) Advertising
19 71 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1597 (13.73%) .NET
2 980 (8.43%) Web Services
3 917 (7.89%) Middleware
4 818 (7.03%) HTML
5 782 (6.73%) XML
6 535 (4.60%) J2EE
7 491 (4.22%) ASP.NET
8 466 (4.01%) CSS
9 400 (3.44%) Spring
10 364 (3.13%) SOAP
11 354 (3.04%) Oracle Fusion
12 332 (2.86%) REST
13 309 (2.66%) HTML5
14 247 (2.12%) RESTful
15 246 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
16 235 (2.02%) jQuery
17 217 (1.87%) XSLT
18 214 (1.84%) .NET Framework
19 212 (1.82%) Java EE
19 212 (1.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 869 (7.47%) Data Centre
2 838 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 490 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 480 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 431 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 326 (2.80%) User Experience
7 313 (2.69%) Data Integration
8 222 (1.91%) Clustering
9 210 (1.81%) Mainframe
10 181 (1.56%) N-Tier
11 179 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 133 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 120 (1.03%) Replication
14 115 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 109 (0.94%) Visualisation
16 105 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
17 97 (0.83%) PKI
18 93 (0.80%) Mathematics
19 92 (0.79%) Social Media
19 92 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1477 (12.70%) Windows
2 1074 (9.24%) Linux
3 468 (4.02%) UNIX
4 306 (2.63%) Solaris
5 175 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 168 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 135 (1.16%) AIX
8 128 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 122 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 113 (0.97%) Android
11 100 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 87 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (0.58%) HPUX
14 38 (0.33%) CentOS
15 37 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
15 37 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 34 (0.29%) SUSE
17 30 (0.26%) zOS
18 26 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 26 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2417 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1972 (16.96%) TOGAF
3 1514 (13.02%) SOA
4 1301 (11.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1069 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
6 886 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 857 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
8 854 (7.34%) E-Commerce
9 837 (7.20%) Project Management
10 807 (6.94%) ITIL
11 786 (6.76%) Scrum
12 774 (6.66%) Data Modelling
13 748 (6.43%) CRM
14 715 (6.15%) Mentoring
15 696 (5.99%) Zachman Framework
16 693 (5.96%) Migration
17 675 (5.80%) ETL
18 632 (5.44%) UML
19 622 (5.35%) Analytics
20 584 (5.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2183 (18.77%) Java
2 1299 (11.17%) SQL
3 989 (8.51%) C#
4 780 (6.71%) JavaScript
5 291 (2.50%) C
6 233 (2.00%) PHP
7 226 (1.94%) Python
8 225 (1.93%) C++
9 146 (1.26%) Ruby
10 126 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 101 (0.87%) Scala
12 100 (0.86%) R
13 91 (0.78%) PowerShell
14 86 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 82 (0.71%) Perl
16 63 (0.54%) Apex Code
17 57 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 54 (0.46%) Bash Shell
19 46 (0.40%) VB.NET
20 42 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1371 (11.79%) Degree
2 681 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 486 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 455 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 257 (2.21%) CCNP
7 246 (2.12%) CISSP
8 161 (1.38%) MCSE
9 150 (1.29%) CCNA
10 148 (1.27%) CCIE
11 146 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 125 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 115 (0.99%) CCDP
14 109 (0.94%) CISM
15 95 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 70 (0.60%) CCA
17 69 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
18 55 (0.47%) MCP
19 54 (0.46%) MCITP
20 51 (0.44%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (3.86%) QA
2 146 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 135 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 129 (1.11%) COBIT
5 121 (1.04%) SLA
6 115 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 67 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 44 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.32%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.13%) HL7
11 13 (0.11%) ISO 8583
12 11 (0.095%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.086%) EMIR
14 7 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.052%) Basel II
16 5 (0.043%) MiFID
17 3 (0.026%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 3 (0.026%) ISO 14001
18 2 (0.017%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 881 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 577 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 366 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 189 (1.63%) XenApp
5 154 (1.32%) NFS
6 147 (1.26%) SRDF
7 137 (1.18%) vSphere
8 133 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 117 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
10 113 (0.97%) VMware ESX
11 106 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 85 (0.73%) KVM
13 80 (0.69%) vCloud
14 62 (0.53%) Terminal Services
15 61 (0.52%) XenServer
16 59 (0.51%) Xen
17 38 (0.33%) Docker
18 37 (0.32%) Apache Flume
19 33 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
20 17 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 176 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
2 174 (1.50%) Puppet
3 120 (1.03%) SCCM
4 67 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 60 (0.52%) SCOM
6 49 (0.42%) Ansible
7 41 (0.35%) Nagios
8 32 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 29 (0.25%) Legato
10 23 (0.20%) Hyperic
11 20 (0.17%) OpenView
12 19 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.16%) FortiGate
13 18 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
13 18 (0.15%) Salt
14 16 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 15 (0.13%) Cobbler
15 15 (0.13%) TeamSite
15 15 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 15 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2417 (20.79%) Oracle
2 2046 (17.60%) Microsoft
3 1232 (10.60%) Cisco
4 1209 (10.40%) VMware
5 906 (7.79%) IBM
6 755 (6.49%) SAP
7 554 (4.76%) Citrix
8 498 (4.28%) HP
9 459 (3.95%) NetApp
10 406 (3.49%) EMC
11 300 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
12 299 (2.57%) Juniper
13 272 (2.34%) F5
14 250 (2.15%) Red Hat
15 248 (2.13%) CheckPoint
16 234 (2.01%) TIBCO
17 228 (1.96%) Informatica
18 192 (1.65%) hybris
19 165 (1.42%) Intel
20 152 (1.31%) Cognos
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ECS
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Salary: £100000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + holidays, pension +
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £47,000 to £53,000 per annum + Bonuses
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bens + bonus
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + car allowance
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