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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 45 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5729 5857 5488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.41% 5.71% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 6.04% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4407 4256 4386
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 January 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 5356 £70,000 - 735
London -2 2759 £75,000 - 322
South East -27 878 £65,000 - 143
City of London -2 660 £72,800 -2.93% 111
East of England +12 389 £67,500 +8.00% 41
South West +25 330 £55,574 +1.04% 54
Berkshire -18 293 £68,500 +5.38% 41
Yorkshire -20 266 £60,000 - 44
North West +4 216 £62,500 +4.16% 45
West Yorkshire -7 214 £60,000 -3.22% 30
West Midlands -7 212 £65,000 +11.58% 36
Surrey -20 185 £65,000 - 28
Leeds -13 176 £62,000 +3.33% 23
East Midlands +16 169 £55,000 -8.33% 24
Scotland 0 155 £62,500 -7.40% 20
Hampshire -33 153 £67,500 +12.50% 34
Reading -15 132 £70,000 +12.00% 19
Hertfordshire +21 128 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Manchester +7 119 £60,000 +14.28% 22
Bristol +5 114 £60,000 +9.09% 21
Birmingham -2 101 £68,500 +24.54% 9
Oxfordshire +17 89 £61,250 +2.08% 13
Cambridgeshire +15 87 £60,000 -7.69% 12
Bedfordshire +6 79 £65,000 +8.33% 11
Wiltshire +12 77 £62,500 +10.61% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 73 £60,000 -15.78% 15
Edinburgh -2 72 £62,500 -3.10% 6
Swindon +13 70 £62,500 +6.38% 5
Northamptonshire +11 70 £57,500 -4.16% 8
Glasgow +8 63 £65,000 -3.70% 13

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2889 (24.77%) Finance
2 2238 (19.19%) Oracle
3 2175 (18.65%) Java
4 2159 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
5 1923 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 1871 (16.04%) TOGAF
7 1624 (13.93%) SOA
8 1476 (12.66%) Windows
9 1463 (12.55%) .NET
10 1365 (11.70%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1262 (10.82%) SQL
12 1213 (10.40%) SQL Server
13 1148 (9.84%) Banking
14 1137 (9.75%) VMware
15 1102 (9.45%) Degree
16 1094 (9.38%) Retail
17 1066 (9.14%) Linux
18 1057 (9.06%) Cisco
19 1002 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
20 982 (8.42%) Web Services
20 982 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
21 918 (7.87%) SAP
22 913 (7.83%) ITIL
23 883 (7.57%) IBM
24 871 (7.47%) Data Modelling
25 864 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
26 854 (7.32%) C#
27 839 (7.19%) Project Management
28 838 (7.19%) E-Commerce
29 825 (7.07%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 659 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 499 (4.28%) WebSphere
3 344 (2.95%) Apache
4 281 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 248 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 236 (2.02%) MS Exchange
7 225 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 212 (1.82%) CMS
9 181 (1.55%) IIS
10 174 (1.49%) Lync
11 166 (1.42%) JBoss
12 148 (1.27%) SAS
13 142 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 126 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
15 123 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 113 (0.97%) OpenStack
17 107 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
18 103 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
19 88 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
20 78 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 751 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 149 (1.28%) MS Office
3 145 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.36%) SPSS
5 39 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 35 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 33 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 30 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.22%) MS Project
10 19 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 19 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.043%) TargetLink
13 4 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.017%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 177 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 108 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 101 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 85 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 81 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
6 59 (0.51%) SAP FI
7 58 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 58 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 58 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
8 57 (0.49%) SAP SCM
9 53 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
10 50 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 32 (0.27%) Temenos T24
12 31 (0.27%) SAP CRM
13 30 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 28 (0.24%) RMDS
15 27 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
16 25 (0.21%) SAP BPC
16 25 (0.21%) Radian6
17 23 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 394 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 338 (2.90%) SaaS
3 227 (1.95%) IaaS
4 223 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
5 211 (1.81%) Office 365
6 191 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 172 (1.47%) PaaS
8 56 (0.48%) Force.com
9 41 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 27 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
12 24 (0.21%) Google Apps
13 23 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 22 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (0.18%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.12%) Terremark
17 13 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
18 12 (0.10%) SoftLayer
19 11 (0.094%) GitHub
20 9 (0.077%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 618 (5.30%) Firewall
2 564 (4.84%) SAN
3 514 (4.41%) WAN
4 474 (4.06%) LAN
5 403 (3.46%) Internet
6 272 (2.33%) Wireless
7 246 (2.11%) NAS
8 198 (1.70%) HTTP
9 192 (1.65%) MPLS
10 178 (1.53%) Network Security
11 166 (1.42%) DNS
12 141 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 133 (1.14%) VPN
14 127 (1.09%) TCP/IP
15 125 (1.07%) BGP
16 113 (0.97%) Unified Communications
17 112 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
18 107 (0.92%) OSPF
19 90 (0.77%) SSL
20 88 (0.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1213 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 704 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
3 585 (5.02%) Big Data
4 424 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 396 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 373 (3.20%) MySQL
7 346 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 333 (2.86%) Oracle Database
9 255 (2.19%) DB2
10 253 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 250 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 194 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 176 (1.51%) MongoDB
14 165 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
15 163 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 155 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
17 136 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
18 134 (1.15%) QlikView
19 132 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 120 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 163 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 142 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 131 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 99 (0.85%) Maven
5 89 (0.76%) JIRA
6 88 (0.75%) Subversion
7 79 (0.68%) Axure RP
8 78 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 75 (0.64%) Selenium
10 72 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 71 (0.61%) Ant
12 56 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
13 55 (0.47%) NUnit
14 52 (0.45%) ERwin
15 46 (0.39%) JUnit
16 40 (0.34%) Hudson
17 32 (0.27%) Mockito
18 28 (0.24%) TeamCity
19 25 (0.21%) Toad
20 24 (0.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2889 (24.77%) Finance
2 1148 (9.84%) Banking
3 1094 (9.38%) Retail
4 672 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 430 (3.69%) Marketing
6 298 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 268 (2.30%) Legal
8 211 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 149 (1.28%) Games
10 132 (1.13%) Back Office
11 130 (1.11%) Law
12 112 (0.96%) Publishing
13 102 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 93 (0.80%) Billing
15 80 (0.69%) Advertising
16 74 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 68 (0.58%) Electronics
18 66 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 61 (0.52%) Local Government
20 59 (0.51%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1463 (12.55%) .NET
2 982 (8.42%) Web Services
3 824 (7.07%) Middleware
4 784 (6.72%) HTML
5 759 (6.51%) XML
6 666 (5.71%) J2EE
7 549 (4.71%) Spring
8 486 (4.17%) ASP.NET
9 463 (3.97%) CSS
10 324 (2.78%) HTML5
11 318 (2.73%) SOAP
12 290 (2.49%) Java EE
13 277 (2.38%) Hibernate
14 271 (2.32%) REST
15 269 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
16 266 (2.28%) jQuery
17 257 (2.20%) WCF
18 198 (1.70%) RESTful
19 188 (1.61%) .NET Framework
20 174 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 756 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 515 (4.42%) Open Source
3 443 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 398 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 344 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 328 (2.81%) Data Integration
7 319 (2.74%) User Experience
8 198 (1.70%) Clustering
9 175 (1.50%) Mainframe
10 161 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 159 (1.36%) Client/Server
12 140 (1.20%) N-Tier
13 122 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 115 (0.99%) Replication
15 88 (0.75%) PKI
15 88 (0.75%) Data Structures
16 86 (0.74%) Mathematics
17 85 (0.73%) Life Science
18 80 (0.69%) CMDB
19 70 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1476 (12.66%) Windows
2 1066 (9.14%) Linux
3 578 (4.96%) UNIX
4 228 (1.96%) Solaris
5 163 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 135 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 134 (1.15%) AIX
9 130 (1.11%) Android
10 96 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 87 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 87 (0.75%) Windows 7
12 58 (0.50%) HPUX
13 43 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 39 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 34 (0.29%) SUSE
15 34 (0.29%) zOS
16 30 (0.26%) OS/400
17 27 (0.23%) CentOS
18 14 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2159 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1871 (16.04%) TOGAF
3 1624 (13.93%) SOA
4 1365 (11.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1002 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
6 982 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 913 (7.83%) ITIL
8 871 (7.47%) Data Modelling
9 839 (7.19%) Project Management
10 838 (7.19%) E-Commerce
11 825 (7.07%) Technical Architecture
12 803 (6.89%) Scrum
13 801 (6.87%) Mentoring
14 678 (5.81%) UML
15 662 (5.68%) CRM
16 646 (5.54%) Zachman Framework
17 629 (5.39%) Migration
18 583 (5.00%) ETL
19 496 (4.25%) Analytics
20 492 (4.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2175 (18.65%) Java
2 1262 (10.82%) SQL
3 854 (7.32%) C#
4 679 (5.82%) JavaScript
5 240 (2.06%) C
6 231 (1.98%) Python
7 215 (1.84%) C++
8 207 (1.77%) PHP
9 189 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 129 (1.11%) Ruby
11 94 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 75 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 65 (0.56%) Scala
14 63 (0.54%) XPath
15 62 (0.53%) R
16 58 (0.50%) Perl
17 49 (0.42%) COBOL
18 48 (0.41%) VB.NET
19 42 (0.36%) Shell Script
20 36 (0.31%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1102 (9.45%) Degree
2 789 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 593 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 396 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 282 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 211 (1.81%) CISSP
7 203 (1.74%) CCNP
8 197 (1.69%) MCSE
9 186 (1.59%) CCIE
10 173 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 127 (1.09%) CCNA
12 117 (1.00%) DV Cleared
13 98 (0.84%) CISM
14 93 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 93 (0.80%) CCDP
15 75 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
16 63 (0.54%) CCA
17 61 (0.52%) MCTS
18 56 (0.48%) MCITP
19 55 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (3.64%) QA
2 111 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 105 (0.90%) SLA
4 102 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 84 (0.72%) COBIT
6 69 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 43 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 27 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 22 (0.19%) ISO 8583
10 20 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.077%) CRD IV
13 6 (0.051%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.051%) HL7
14 5 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.043%) EMIR
14 5 (0.043%) GAMP
14 5 (0.043%) Basel II
15 4 (0.034%) PABP
16 3 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 864 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 510 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 361 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 173 (1.48%) XenApp
5 163 (1.40%) vSphere
6 112 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 101 (0.87%) VMware ESX
8 90 (0.77%) NFS
9 82 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 79 (0.68%) SRDF
11 72 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
12 68 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 63 (0.54%) KVM
14 55 (0.47%) vCloud
15 38 (0.33%) HDFS
16 34 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 34 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
17 32 (0.27%) UAG
17 32 (0.27%) XenServer
18 30 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 161 (1.38%) Puppet
2 150 (1.29%) SCCM
3 147 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (0.78%) SCOM
5 90 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 25 (0.21%) Oozie
6 25 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (0.18%) SCOrch
8 21 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 20 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 19 (0.16%) ARCserve
11 18 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 17 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.14%) Nagios
13 16 (0.14%) XenMobile
13 16 (0.14%) AppDNA
14 14 (0.12%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 2238 (19.19%) Oracle
2 1923 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 1137 (9.75%) VMware
4 1057 (9.06%) Cisco
5 918 (7.87%) SAP
6 883 (7.57%) IBM
7 562 (4.82%) Citrix
8 515 (4.42%) HP
9 395 (3.39%) NetApp
10 383 (3.28%) EMC
11 362 (3.10%) Juniper
12 267 (2.29%) F5
13 255 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
14 247 (2.12%) TIBCO
15 177 (1.52%) CheckPoint
15 177 (1.52%) Informatica
16 173 (1.48%) Red Hat
17 161 (1.38%) Business Objects
18 156 (1.34%) Cognos
19 115 (0.99%) webMethods
East Sussex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 30 days hols BUPA Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + £5,000 bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + Commission
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday