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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 47 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5267 5830 5827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.19% 5.47% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 5.67% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4159 4473 4198
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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 -5 4838 £70,000 - 799
London -7 2446 £77,500 +3.33% 372
South East +8 930 £70,000 +7.69% 132
City of London -4 411 £77,500 +6.89% 80
Berkshire +12 343 £70,000 - 50
East of England -1 334 £62,500 -7.40% 41
Yorkshire +14 305 £60,000 - 61
West Midlands +15 267 £65,000 - 57
West Yorkshire +12 255 £60,000 - 51
Leeds +12 213 £60,000 -2.60% 44
South West -39 193 £60,000 +8.10% 48
Scotland +12 174 £62,500 -3.84% 29
North West -9 155 £55,000 -12.00% 49
Hampshire -13 124 £65,000 -2.98% 14
East Midlands -16 119 £66,250 +20.45% 25
Surrey -30 118 £67,500 +3.84% 25
Reading -7 117 £65,000 -7.14% 22
Oxfordshire +1 114 £62,500 -3.84% 16
Manchester +22 110 £55,000 -8.33% 27
Birmingham -2 99 £70,000 +2.94% 23
Buckinghamshire +14 91 £67,500 +8.00% 12
Hertfordshire -21 90 £65,000 -7.14% 13
Glasgow +8 89 £58,000 -10.76% 16
Bedfordshire +3 76 £72,500 +11.53% 9
Cambridgeshire -13 61 £60,000 - 10
Oxford -3 57 £60,000 -14.28% 5
Coventry +17 56 £63,949 -0.07% 5
Edinburgh -1 54 £67,500 -6.89% 11
Essex +11 52 £83,750 +1.51% 4
Northamptonshire -11 51 £60,000 +4.34% 8

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2629 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2613 (23.57%) Finance
3 2200 (19.85%) TOGAF
4 2172 (19.60%) Java
5 2077 (18.74%) Oracle
6 1752 (15.81%) Microsoft
7 1623 (14.64%) SOA
8 1477 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1445 (13.04%) Degree
10 1398 (12.61%) .NET
11 1262 (11.39%) SQL Server
12 1242 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
13 1235 (11.14%) SQL
14 1233 (11.12%) Presales
15 1183 (10.67%) Windows
16 1058 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
17 955 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
18 943 (8.51%) Linux
19 921 (8.31%) VMware
20 910 (8.21%) Web Services
21 885 (7.98%) JavaScript
22 882 (7.96%) SAP
23 871 (7.86%) Analytics
24 868 (7.83%) Retail
25 850 (7.67%) Banking
26 848 (7.65%) E-Commerce
27 843 (7.61%) Data Modelling
27 843 (7.61%) Big Data
28 827 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
29 817 (7.37%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 427 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 334 (3.01%) WebSphere
3 226 (2.04%) CMS
4 225 (2.03%) IIS
5 221 (1.99%) Apache
6 217 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 209 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 205 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 192 (1.73%) Node.js
10 181 (1.63%) JBoss
11 137 (1.24%) OpenStack
12 126 (1.14%) Apache Spark
13 123 (1.11%) Skype for Business
14 112 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 104 (0.94%) MS Exchange
16 101 (0.91%) NetWeaver
17 87 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
18 77 (0.69%) Apache Pig
19 72 (0.65%) SAS
20 66 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 694 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 136 (1.23%) MS Office
3 105 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 59 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (0.46%) SPSS
6 23 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 21 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.11%) MS Project
10 10 (0.090%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.081%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.036%) Simulink
13 4 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.018%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.009%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
15 1 (0.009%) InDesign
15 1 (0.009%) Mingle
15 1 (0.009%) Revit
Business Applications
1 244 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 211 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 89 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 77 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 68 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 68 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
6 64 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 62 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 50 (0.45%) SAP SCM
9 43 (0.39%) SAP FI
10 38 (0.34%) SAP CRM
11 35 (0.32%) Markit EDM
11 35 (0.32%) SAP SD
12 34 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
12 34 (0.31%) thinkFolio
13 32 (0.29%) SAP ERP
14 31 (0.28%) SAP CO
14 31 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
14 31 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
15 30 (0.27%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 609 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 578 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 539 (4.86%) SaaS
4 320 (2.89%) IaaS
5 289 (2.61%) PaaS
6 194 (1.75%) Office 365
7 172 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 82 (0.74%) Force.com
9 75 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (0.41%) SoftLayer
11 43 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (0.34%) Yammer
13 33 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (0.26%) Oracle CX
15 28 (0.25%) iPaaS
16 24 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
17 22 (0.20%) Amazon S3
17 22 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 22 (0.20%) Heroku
18 21 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 551 (4.97%) Firewall
2 463 (4.18%) WAN
3 430 (3.88%) LAN
4 358 (3.23%) SAN
5 299 (2.70%) Internet
6 262 (2.36%) Network Security
7 249 (2.25%) DNS
8 222 (2.00%) VPN
9 198 (1.79%) MPLS
10 175 (1.58%) HTTP
11 167 (1.51%) TCP/IP
11 167 (1.51%) Wireless
12 134 (1.21%) NAS
13 127 (1.15%) BGP
14 117 (1.06%) SSL
15 114 (1.03%) OSPF
16 113 (1.02%) LDAP
17 107 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 106 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
19 104 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1262 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 843 (7.61%) Big Data
3 827 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
4 553 (4.99%) Hadoop
5 550 (4.96%) NoSQL
6 441 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 353 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 333 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 294 (2.65%) MongoDB
10 255 (2.30%) MySQL
11 238 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 237 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 201 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 183 (1.65%) DB2
15 178 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
16 164 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
17 135 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
18 132 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
19 128 (1.15%) Apache Hive
20 124 (1.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 192 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 173 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 125 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 121 (1.09%) Subversion
5 110 (0.99%) JIRA
6 109 (0.98%) JUnit
6 109 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
7 103 (0.93%) Maven
8 96 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 95 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 78 (0.70%) ERwin
11 76 (0.69%) Selenium
12 62 (0.56%) Ant
13 54 (0.49%) IntelliJ
14 43 (0.39%) Axure RP
14 43 (0.39%) NUnit
15 37 (0.33%) Mockito
16 35 (0.32%) Hudson
17 28 (0.25%) TeamCity
18 27 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
General
1 2613 (23.57%) Finance
2 868 (7.83%) Retail
3 850 (7.67%) Banking
4 762 (6.87%) Telecoms
5 557 (5.03%) Marketing
6 270 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 169 (1.52%) Games
8 159 (1.43%) Legal
9 143 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 140 (1.26%) Publishing
11 102 (0.92%) Billing
12 101 (0.91%) Law
13 95 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 91 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 91 (0.82%) Front Office
15 86 (0.78%) Electronics
16 83 (0.75%) Advertising
17 78 (0.70%) Back Office
18 72 (0.65%) Automotive
19 64 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1398 (12.61%) .NET
2 910 (8.21%) Web Services
3 800 (7.22%) XML
4 786 (7.09%) HTML
5 708 (6.39%) Middleware
6 581 (5.24%) J2EE
7 567 (5.12%) CSS
8 471 (4.25%) REST
9 437 (3.94%) SOAP
10 400 (3.61%) ASP.NET
11 350 (3.16%) Spring
12 334 (3.01%) HTML5
13 299 (2.70%) RESTful
14 292 (2.63%) jQuery
15 273 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
16 235 (2.12%) JSON
17 188 (1.70%) .NET Framework
18 182 (1.64%) AngularJS
19 179 (1.61%) Java EE
20 159 (1.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 795 (7.17%) Data Centre
3 543 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
4 541 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 532 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 334 (3.01%) Data Integration
7 274 (2.47%) User Experience
8 248 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 170 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 162 (1.46%) Clustering
11 153 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 150 (1.35%) Visualisation
13 137 (1.24%) Public Cloud
14 133 (1.20%) N-Tier
15 105 (0.95%) Private Cloud
16 97 (0.88%) Mainframe
17 94 (0.85%) PKI
17 94 (0.85%) Replication
18 76 (0.69%) Algorithms
19 65 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1183 (10.67%) Windows
2 943 (8.51%) Linux
3 643 (5.80%) Unix
4 385 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 156 (1.41%) Android
6 151 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 141 (1.27%) Solaris
8 138 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 115 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 109 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 60 (0.54%) AIX
13 48 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 41 (0.37%) SUSE
15 34 (0.31%) HPUX
16 29 (0.26%) CentOS
17 28 (0.25%) Windows Phone
18 16 (0.14%) MVS
18 16 (0.14%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2629 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2200 (19.85%) TOGAF
3 1623 (14.64%) SOA
4 1477 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1242 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
6 1233 (11.12%) Presales
7 955 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 871 (7.86%) Analytics
9 848 (7.65%) E-Commerce
10 843 (7.61%) Data Modelling
11 768 (6.93%) CRM
12 755 (6.81%) Mentoring
13 693 (6.25%) SDLC
14 680 (6.13%) Technical Architecture
15 666 (6.01%) ETL
15 666 (6.01%) ITIL
16 654 (5.90%) Project Management
17 632 (5.70%) Scrum
18 614 (5.54%) Data Architecture
19 592 (5.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2172 (19.60%) Java
2 1235 (11.14%) SQL
3 885 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 796 (7.18%) C#
5 354 (3.19%) Python
6 314 (2.83%) C
7 265 (2.39%) Ruby
8 261 (2.35%) C++
9 232 (2.09%) PHP
10 142 (1.28%) Scala
11 141 (1.27%) Perl
11 141 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 135 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 87 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 73 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 66 (0.60%) Bash Shell
16 63 (0.57%) R
17 49 (0.44%) Objective-C
18 40 (0.36%) VB
19 37 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1445 (13.04%) Degree
2 728 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 481 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 370 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
5 308 (2.78%) CISSP
6 245 (2.21%) CCNP
7 223 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 160 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 144 (1.30%) CCIE
10 120 (1.08%) MCSE
11 115 (1.04%) CITP
12 108 (0.97%) CISM
13 102 (0.92%) CCNA
14 81 (0.73%) CCDP
15 75 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 72 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
17 71 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
18 68 (0.61%) CISA
19 63 (0.57%) CEH
19 63 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (2.56%) QA
2 219 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 173 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 168 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 119 (1.07%) COBIT
6 99 (0.89%) SLA
7 32 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 26 (0.23%) SEPA
9 25 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.18%) JSP 440
12 15 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 7816
13 13 (0.12%) ISO27002
14 9 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.072%) ISO20022
15 8 (0.072%) SSAE 16
16 5 (0.045%) AIFMD
16 5 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.045%) ISO 8583
17 4 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 667 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 528 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 274 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 140 (1.26%) vSphere
5 104 (0.94%) Docker
6 90 (0.81%) vCloud
7 52 (0.47%) NFS
8 44 (0.40%) HDFS
8 44 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 38 (0.34%) XenApp
10 37 (0.33%) KVM
11 31 (0.28%) Xen
12 30 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 28 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 26 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 24 (0.22%) iptables
15 24 (0.22%) XenServer
16 23 (0.21%) SRDF
17 22 (0.20%) Apache Flume
18 21 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 283 (2.55%) Puppet
2 197 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (0.87%) SCCM
4 84 (0.76%) Ansible
5 52 (0.47%) SCOM
6 47 (0.42%) QRadar
7 44 (0.40%) Hyperic
8 39 (0.35%) Nagios
9 37 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 36 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
11 23 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 21 (0.19%) Oozie
12 21 (0.19%) vRealize
13 20 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 18 (0.16%) XenMobile
16 16 (0.14%) SCOrch
17 14 (0.13%) ZABBIX
18 13 (0.12%) CA Wily
18 13 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2077 (18.74%) Oracle
2 1752 (15.81%) Microsoft
3 921 (8.31%) VMware
4 882 (7.96%) SAP
5 817 (7.37%) Cisco
6 605 (5.46%) IBM
7 403 (3.64%) Citrix
8 343 (3.09%) HP
9 296 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
10 256 (2.31%) NetApp
11 223 (2.01%) F5
11 223 (2.01%) Juniper
12 208 (1.88%) EMC
13 198 (1.79%) CheckPoint
14 191 (1.72%) Red Hat
15 190 (1.71%) Informatica
16 168 (1.52%) hybris
17 159 (1.43%) TIBCO
18 146 (1.32%) webMethods
19 135 (1.22%) Tableau
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Third Republic Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Flexibenefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus, Benefits & Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Car
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £64000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Very competitive salary & bens package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Very competitive salary & bens package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Very competitive salary & bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + £ excellent+bonus,car 4500
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: neg + car + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000 plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £60 - £62000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago