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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 48 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5662 5295 6827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.86% 4.98% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 5.28% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 4037 5454
Average salary £68,500 £66,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.78% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 2014. 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 5336 £70,000 +3.70% 545
London -3 2565 £75,000 +3.44% 270
South East -9 1042 £65,000 - 91
City of London -4 646 £72,500 +3.57% 97
Yorkshire +10 442 £57,500 +4.54% 28
Berkshire 0 382 £70,000 +3.70% 23
East of England +21 381 £65,000 +8.33% 42
West Yorkshire +10 361 £57,500 +4.54% 26
Leeds +15 322 £57,500 +4.54% 16
South West +33 265 £55,000 - 30
West Midlands +17 261 £65,000 +4.83% 20
North West -8 255 £56,000 -10.40% 39
Reading +10 212 £70,000 +7.69% 12
Hampshire -17 212 £62,500 - 26
Surrey -31 178 £65,000 +4.00% 18
Hertfordshire +26 157 £67,500 +3.84% 6
Birmingham +18 150 £70,000 +9.37% 12
Manchester 0 134 £55,000 -12.00% 21
Scotland 0 126 £60,000 +9.09% 21
Bristol +22 87 £58,225 -2.95% 10
Oxfordshire +24 80 £67,500 +8.00% 6
Cheshire +6 79 £57,500 -4.16% 8
Basingstoke +3 79 £60,000 -4.00% 3
East Midlands -32 77 £57,500 -4.16% 11
Cambridgeshire +14 75 £57,500 -8.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -19 68 £67,500 +7.14% 3
West Sussex +4 62 £45,000 -12.19% 4
Bedfordshire -2 61 £60,000 +4.34% 5
Essex +32 59 £80,000 +68.42% 12
Maidenhead -15 57 £80,000 +14.28% 1

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2721 (23.57%) Finance
2 2213 (19.17%) Oracle
3 2143 (18.56%) Java
4 1986 (17.20%) Microsoft
5 1629 (14.11%) .NET
6 1522 (13.18%) SOA
7 1512 (13.10%) TOGAF
8 1501 (13.00%) SQL
9 1485 (12.86%) SQL Server
10 1320 (11.43%) Degree
11 1317 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
12 1280 (11.09%) Windows
13 1240 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
14 1014 (8.78%) Linux
15 972 (8.42%) Banking
16 971 (8.41%) VMware
17 944 (8.18%) Project Management
18 937 (8.12%) ITIL
19 927 (8.03%) Data Modelling
20 917 (7.94%) E-Commerce
21 914 (7.92%) Web Services
22 913 (7.91%) Cisco
23 899 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
24 881 (7.63%) HTML
25 864 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
26 859 (7.44%) SAP
27 855 (7.41%) C#
28 850 (7.36%) Retail
29 839 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
30 813 (7.04%) MS Excel

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 687 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 426 (3.69%) WebSphere
3 319 (2.76%) Apache
4 261 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
5 252 (2.18%) IIS
6 244 (2.11%) MS Exchange
7 238 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 207 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 204 (1.77%) CMS
10 154 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 151 (1.31%) Lync
12 143 (1.24%) SAS
13 142 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 113 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
15 98 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
16 96 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 81 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
18 80 (0.69%) NetWeaver
19 71 (0.62%) Node.js
20 70 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 813 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 130 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 114 (0.99%) MS Office
4 51 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
5 46 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 45 (0.39%) MS Project
7 37 (0.32%) SPSS
7 37 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 37 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 32 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 24 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.10%) InDesign
12 6 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.043%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.017%) FastStats
14 2 (0.017%) TargetLink
15 1 (0.009%) DOC1
15 1 (0.009%) Revit
15 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 274 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 150 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 149 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 101 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 75 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 68 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
7 62 (0.54%) SAP CRM
8 53 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 45 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 39 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 38 (0.33%) SAP SCM
12 37 (0.32%) Maximo
13 35 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
14 34 (0.29%) Magento
15 32 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
16 30 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
16 30 (0.26%) SAP MDM
17 29 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
18 28 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
19 27 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 292 (2.53%) SaaS
2 252 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 192 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 164 (1.42%) Office 365
6 149 (1.29%) IaaS
7 140 (1.21%) PaaS
8 49 (0.42%) Force.com
8 49 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.22%) Taleo
11 23 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
13 14 (0.12%) Heroku
14 13 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 13 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
15 12 (0.10%) ElastiCache
15 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.078%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.069%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 516 (4.47%) SAN
2 493 (4.27%) Firewall
3 446 (3.86%) WAN
4 423 (3.66%) LAN
5 421 (3.65%) Internet
6 229 (1.98%) HTTP
7 212 (1.84%) NAS
8 192 (1.66%) DNS
9 170 (1.47%) VPN
10 169 (1.46%) TCP/IP
10 169 (1.46%) Network Security
10 169 (1.46%) Wireless
11 139 (1.20%) MPLS
12 114 (0.99%) Unified Communications
13 105 (0.91%) OSPF
14 103 (0.89%) BGP
15 97 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 82 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
17 78 (0.68%) Multicast
18 76 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1485 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 899 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
3 591 (5.12%) Big Data
4 430 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 425 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 413 (3.58%) Oracle Database
7 396 (3.43%) NoSQL
8 371 (3.21%) Hadoop
9 364 (3.15%) MySQL
10 316 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 306 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 226 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 217 (1.88%) MongoDB
14 208 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 204 (1.77%) DB2
16 182 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
17 155 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
18 150 (1.30%) Apache Hive
19 146 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
20 137 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 180 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 166 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 133 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 105 (0.91%) Maven
5 101 (0.87%) Subversion
6 89 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 72 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 63 (0.55%) Axure RP
9 61 (0.53%) JUnit
9 61 (0.53%) Selenium
10 50 (0.43%) JIRA
11 49 (0.42%) ERwin
12 43 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
13 40 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
14 38 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
15 37 (0.32%) NUnit
16 36 (0.31%) Ant
17 35 (0.30%) Mockito
18 30 (0.26%) MSBuild
19 27 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2721 (23.57%) Finance
2 972 (8.42%) Banking
3 850 (7.36%) Retail
4 689 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 497 (4.31%) Marketing
6 298 (2.58%) Legal
7 194 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 182 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 178 (1.54%) Advertising
10 145 (1.26%) Back Office
11 138 (1.20%) Publishing
12 131 (1.13%) Law
13 124 (1.07%) Games
14 118 (1.02%) Billing
15 79 (0.68%) Electronics
16 67 (0.58%) Front Office
17 63 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 63 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 50 (0.43%) Automotive
19 46 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1629 (14.11%) .NET
2 914 (7.92%) Web Services
3 881 (7.63%) HTML
4 713 (6.18%) XML
5 644 (5.58%) Middleware
6 616 (5.34%) J2EE
7 584 (5.06%) CSS
8 551 (4.77%) ASP.NET
9 486 (4.21%) Spring
10 364 (3.15%) HTML5
11 354 (3.07%) SOAP
12 306 (2.65%) jQuery
13 292 (2.53%) REST
14 283 (2.45%) Hibernate
15 271 (2.35%) WCF
16 258 (2.23%) Oracle Fusion
17 237 (2.05%) Java EE
18 232 (2.01%) .NET Framework
19 182 (1.58%) XSLT
19 182 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 503 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
2 428 (3.71%) Management Information System
3 427 (3.70%) Open Source
4 422 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 253 (2.19%) Data Integration
6 200 (1.73%) Clustering
7 196 (1.70%) Visualisation
8 162 (1.40%) N-Tier
9 155 (1.34%) Replication
10 146 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 141 (1.22%) Digital Media
12 139 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 133 (1.15%) Mainframe
14 106 (0.92%) PKI
15 105 (0.91%) Mathematics
16 99 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
17 74 (0.64%) GIS
18 70 (0.61%) Smartphone
19 69 (0.60%) Reference Data
20 62 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1280 (11.09%) Windows
2 1014 (8.78%) Linux
3 502 (4.35%) UNIX
4 260 (2.25%) Solaris
5 218 (1.89%) Android
6 186 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 163 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 100 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 85 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 72 (0.62%) AIX
13 50 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 39 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 36 (0.31%) HPUX
16 31 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 28 (0.24%) Windows XP
18 24 (0.21%) SUSE
19 17 (0.15%) Mac OS X
20 14 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1522 (13.18%) SOA
2 1512 (13.10%) TOGAF
3 1317 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
4 1240 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 944 (8.18%) Project Management
6 937 (8.12%) ITIL
7 927 (8.03%) Data Modelling
8 917 (7.94%) E-Commerce
9 864 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
10 839 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
11 806 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 805 (6.97%) CRM
13 740 (6.41%) UML
14 690 (5.98%) Scrum
15 640 (5.54%) ETL
16 599 (5.19%) Analytics
17 589 (5.10%) Data Architecture
18 586 (5.08%) ERP
19 575 (4.98%) Migration
20 538 (4.66%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2143 (18.56%) Java
2 1501 (13.00%) SQL
3 855 (7.41%) C#
4 701 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 269 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 249 (2.16%) PHP
7 216 (1.87%) Python
8 174 (1.51%) C++
9 165 (1.43%) C
10 139 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 133 (1.15%) Ruby
12 107 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 98 (0.85%) Perl
14 76 (0.66%) R
15 66 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 54 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 46 (0.40%) Scala
18 45 (0.39%) Objective-C
19 43 (0.37%) ABAP
20 41 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1320 (11.43%) Degree
2 801 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 575 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 343 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 288 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 196 (1.70%) CCNP
7 183 (1.59%) MCSE
8 174 (1.51%) CISSP
9 162 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 144 (1.25%) CCIE
11 96 (0.83%) MCITP
12 94 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 94 (0.81%) DV Cleared
13 90 (0.78%) CCDP
14 82 (0.71%) CCNA
15 74 (0.64%) CISM
16 57 (0.49%) MCP
17 53 (0.46%) MBA
18 50 (0.43%) MCTS
19 47 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (4.08%) QA
2 133 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 131 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (1.03%) COBIT
5 89 (0.77%) SLA
6 85 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 76 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 32 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 31 (0.27%) ISO 8583
10 17 (0.15%) HL7
11 16 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 11 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 10 (0.087%) CRD IV
15 9 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.078%) Basel II
16 6 (0.052%) IAS 39
16 6 (0.052%) COREP
17 5 (0.043%) FINREP
17 5 (0.043%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 749 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 542 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 355 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 146 (1.26%) XenApp
5 125 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 122 (1.06%) VMware ESX
7 111 (0.96%) vSphere
8 93 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 80 (0.69%) vCloud
10 58 (0.50%) NFS
11 56 (0.49%) Terminal Services
12 53 (0.46%) SRDF
13 52 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 51 (0.44%) Apache Flume
15 44 (0.38%) Xen
16 42 (0.36%) HDFS
17 38 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 38 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
18 33 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
19 28 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 164 (1.42%) SCCM
2 136 (1.18%) SCOM
3 108 (0.94%) Puppet
4 90 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 38 (0.33%) Oozie
6 38 (0.33%) Ambari
7 29 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 25 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 23 (0.20%) OpenSSO
10 17 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.15%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.14%) MOM
11 16 (0.14%) WSUS
12 15 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 14 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.12%) ARCserve
13 14 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
14 12 (0.10%) CFEngine
15 11 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2213 (19.17%) Oracle
2 1986 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 971 (8.41%) VMware
4 913 (7.91%) Cisco
5 859 (7.44%) SAP
6 645 (5.59%) IBM
7 453 (3.92%) Citrix
8 394 (3.41%) HP
9 336 (2.91%) EMC
10 297 (2.57%) NetApp
11 279 (2.42%) Juniper
12 248 (2.15%) F5
13 180 (1.56%) Informatica
14 177 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
15 176 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 176 (1.52%) Business Objects
16 169 (1.46%) Teradata
17 156 (1.35%) Cognos
18 145 (1.26%) Adobe
19 143 (1.24%) TIBCO
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £65000 to £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 20% bonus and car allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + + up to 20% Bonus
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City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £95000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £87,000 per annum 15% Bonus- Private healthcare and Pe
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
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Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum OTE, Bi Annual bonus, Travel Costs, Health Ins
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 per annum
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