The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 48 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 5779 5229 6571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.93% 4.81% 5.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 5.10% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4352 4109 5334
Average salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 5424 £68,000 +0.74% 637
London -4 2662 £72,500 - 302
South East -9 1077 £65,000 - 117
City of London +10 718 £72,500 +3.57% 106
Yorkshire +37 404 £60,000 +9.09% 45
Berkshire -6 355 £70,000 - 44
East of England +17 338 £65,000 +8.33% 40
South West +37 320 £57,500 +10.57% 32
West Yorkshire +19 313 £60,000 +9.09% 39
Leeds +20 275 £60,000 +5.26% 33
West Midlands +18 248 £62,500 +2.45% 26
North West +2 236 £56,750 -9.20% 41
Hampshire -17 201 £65,000 - 15
Surrey -21 187 £62,500 +4.16% 23
Reading -2 183 £67,500 -1.81% 23
Hertfordshire +28 167 £67,500 - 8
Birmingham +25 144 £62,500 -3.84% 14
Scotland +3 140 £60,000 - 22
Manchester -9 106 £55,000 -12.00% 22
East Midlands -10 102 £57,500 -4.16% 14
Bristol +27 95 £62,500 +8.69% 12
Buckinghamshire -16 95 £61,250 -16.94% 7
Basingstoke +6 94 £60,000 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +16 90 £45,000 -22.07% 7
Cheshire -5 74 £57,500 -4.16% 9
Oxfordshire +13 69 £67,500 +3.84% 9
Edinburgh -4 66 £62,500 +4.16% 7
Wiltshire +24 59 £60,000 +17.07% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 55 £55,000 - 13
Dorset +7 53 £52,500 +0.96% 4

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2777 (23.49%) Finance
2 2248 (19.02%) Java
3 2227 (18.84%) Oracle
4 2075 (17.55%) Microsoft
5 1658 (14.02%) .NET
6 1590 (13.45%) SQL
7 1547 (13.09%) SOA
8 1543 (13.05%) SQL Server
9 1510 (12.77%) TOGAF
10 1323 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
11 1315 (11.12%) Degree
12 1265 (10.70%) Windows
13 1260 (10.66%) Enterprise Architecture
14 1030 (8.71%) Linux
15 990 (8.37%) Banking
16 987 (8.35%) Project Management
17 966 (8.17%) VMware
18 932 (7.88%) Data Modelling
19 928 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
20 925 (7.82%) ITIL
21 920 (7.78%) Web Services
22 919 (7.77%) C#
23 886 (7.49%) HTML
24 873 (7.38%) SAP
25 872 (7.38%) Cisco
26 867 (7.33%) E-Commerce
27 863 (7.30%) MS Excel
28 851 (7.20%) Retail
28 851 (7.20%) Technical Architecture
29 828 (7.00%) Agile Software Development

Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 693 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 435 (3.68%) WebSphere
3 289 (2.44%) Apache
4 285 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
5 266 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 265 (2.24%) WebLogic
7 258 (2.18%) IIS
8 219 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 214 (1.81%) CMS
10 169 (1.43%) Lync
11 162 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 157 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 151 (1.28%) SAS
14 118 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 104 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 102 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 96 (0.81%) NetWeaver
18 85 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
19 75 (0.63%) Node.js
20 72 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 863 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 131 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 131 (1.11%) MS Office
3 60 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 58 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 51 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 44 (0.37%) MS Project
7 39 (0.33%) SPSS
8 37 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
9 34 (0.29%) InfoPath
10 29 (0.25%) PowerPivot
11 17 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 13 (0.11%) InDesign
13 10 (0.085%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
15 3 (0.025%) FastStats
16 1 (0.008%) DOC1
16 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.008%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 243 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 161 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 142 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 81 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 70 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
6 64 (0.54%) SAP CRM
7 63 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 52 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 48 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
10 41 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
11 40 (0.34%) SAP SCM
11 40 (0.34%) SAP MDM
12 36 (0.30%) Maximo
12 36 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 35 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
14 34 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
15 33 (0.28%) Magento
16 32 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
17 30 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
17 30 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 271 (2.29%) SaaS
2 196 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 164 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 139 (1.18%) Office 365
6 136 (1.15%) IaaS
7 119 (1.01%) PaaS
8 48 (0.41%) Force.com
9 43 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.18%) Taleo
12 20 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
13 15 (0.13%) Heroku
14 9 (0.076%) ElastiCache
14 9 (0.076%) IBM Blueworks
15 7 (0.059%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.059%) Google Compute Engine
15 7 (0.059%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.042%) Google Apps
16 5 (0.042%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 485 (4.10%) SAN
2 466 (3.94%) Firewall
3 438 (3.70%) Internet
4 437 (3.70%) WAN
5 409 (3.46%) LAN
6 212 (1.79%) HTTP
7 202 (1.71%) TCP/IP
7 202 (1.71%) DNS
8 179 (1.51%) NAS
9 175 (1.48%) Network Security
10 169 (1.43%) VPN
11 154 (1.30%) Wireless
12 115 (0.97%) MPLS
13 108 (0.91%) Unified Communications
14 97 (0.82%) OSPF
15 92 (0.78%) VoIP
16 91 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 89 (0.75%) Multicast
18 86 (0.73%) BGP
19 83 (0.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1543 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 928 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
3 599 (5.07%) Big Data
4 473 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 463 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 430 (3.64%) Oracle Database
7 399 (3.38%) Hadoop
8 397 (3.36%) MySQL
9 389 (3.29%) NoSQL
10 344 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 331 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 238 (2.01%) MongoDB
13 218 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 211 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 197 (1.67%) DB2
16 174 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 167 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
18 156 (1.32%) Apache Hive
19 145 (1.23%) Data Mining
20 138 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 201 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 162 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 131 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 122 (1.03%) Subversion
5 111 (0.94%) Maven
6 85 (0.72%) Eclipse
7 82 (0.69%) Axure RP
8 81 (0.69%) Jenkins
9 66 (0.56%) JUnit
10 60 (0.51%) Selenium
11 55 (0.47%) ERwin
12 45 (0.38%) JIRA
13 42 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
14 39 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
15 35 (0.30%) Ant
15 35 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
15 35 (0.30%) Mockito
16 31 (0.26%) NUnit
17 30 (0.25%) Rational Rose
17 30 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2777 (23.49%) Finance
2 990 (8.37%) Banking
3 851 (7.20%) Retail
4 683 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 477 (4.03%) Marketing
6 325 (2.75%) Legal
7 211 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 197 (1.67%) Advertising
9 196 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 154 (1.30%) Law
11 138 (1.17%) Publishing
12 129 (1.09%) Back Office
13 127 (1.07%) Games
14 123 (1.04%) Billing
15 79 (0.67%) Front Office
16 68 (0.58%) Electronics
16 68 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 59 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 48 (0.41%) Automotive
18 48 (0.41%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1658 (14.02%) .NET
2 920 (7.78%) Web Services
3 886 (7.49%) HTML
4 725 (6.13%) XML
5 684 (5.79%) Middleware
6 652 (5.52%) J2EE
7 594 (5.02%) CSS
8 572 (4.84%) ASP.NET
9 493 (4.17%) Spring
10 372 (3.15%) SOAP
11 359 (3.04%) HTML5
12 301 (2.55%) jQuery
13 291 (2.46%) REST
14 285 (2.41%) Java EE
15 282 (2.39%) Hibernate
16 273 (2.31%) WCF
17 259 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
18 258 (2.18%) .NET Framework
19 204 (1.73%) XSLT
20 203 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 574 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
2 462 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 414 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 407 (3.44%) Open Source
5 229 (1.94%) Data Integration
6 202 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 193 (1.63%) Clustering
8 184 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 169 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 168 (1.42%) Digital Media
11 164 (1.39%) Replication
12 140 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 139 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 116 (0.98%) PKI
15 99 (0.84%) Mathematics
16 98 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
17 86 (0.73%) GIS
18 78 (0.66%) Reference Data
19 64 (0.54%) CESG
20 62 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1265 (10.70%) Windows
2 1030 (8.71%) Linux
3 525 (4.44%) UNIX
4 289 (2.44%) Solaris
5 229 (1.94%) Android
6 206 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 162 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 103 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 86 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 75 (0.63%) AIX
13 51 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 48 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 37 (0.31%) Windows Phone
16 30 (0.25%) HPUX
16 30 (0.25%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.16%) SUSE
18 16 (0.14%) Debian
18 16 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1547 (13.09%) SOA
2 1510 (12.77%) TOGAF
3 1323 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
4 1260 (10.66%) Enterprise Architecture
5 987 (8.35%) Project Management
6 932 (7.88%) Data Modelling
7 925 (7.82%) ITIL
8 867 (7.33%) E-Commerce
9 851 (7.20%) Technical Architecture
10 828 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
11 815 (6.89%) CRM
12 797 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 726 (6.14%) UML
14 680 (5.75%) ETL
15 674 (5.70%) Scrum
16 634 (5.36%) Analytics
17 606 (5.13%) Data Architecture
18 588 (4.97%) Migration
19 542 (4.58%) Data Management
20 534 (4.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2248 (19.02%) Java
2 1590 (13.45%) SQL
3 919 (7.77%) C#
4 715 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 282 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 267 (2.26%) PHP
7 203 (1.72%) Python
8 165 (1.40%) C++
9 158 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 145 (1.23%) C
11 139 (1.18%) Ruby
12 114 (0.96%) Perl
13 106 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 80 (0.68%) R
15 65 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 61 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 59 (0.50%) Objective-C
18 49 (0.41%) Scala
19 40 (0.34%) VB
20 39 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1315 (11.12%) Degree
2 817 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 561 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 347 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 313 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 200 (1.69%) CCNP
7 191 (1.62%) MCSE
8 182 (1.54%) CISSP
9 165 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 142 (1.20%) CCIE
11 117 (0.99%) MCITP
12 107 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 101 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 99 (0.84%) CCDP
15 78 (0.66%) CISM
16 74 (0.63%) CCNA
17 60 (0.51%) MCP
18 52 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
19 50 (0.42%) MBA
20 49 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (4.01%) QA
2 149 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 148 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 144 (1.22%) COBIT
5 91 (0.77%) SLA
6 88 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 74 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 33 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 32 (0.27%) ISO 8583
10 18 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 18 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.14%) HL7
12 13 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 9 (0.076%) Basel II
14 9 (0.076%) CRD IV
14 9 (0.076%) COREP
15 7 (0.059%) Basel III
16 6 (0.051%) IAS 39
17 5 (0.042%) GAAP
System Software
1 737 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 569 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 340 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 163 (1.38%) XenApp
5 115 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 112 (0.95%) vSphere
7 111 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 103 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 70 (0.59%) vCloud
10 65 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 57 (0.48%) SRDF
12 53 (0.45%) NFS
13 48 (0.41%) XenServer
14 44 (0.37%) Xen
14 44 (0.37%) Apache Flume
15 43 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 36 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
17 34 (0.29%) HDFS
18 32 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 28 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 179 (1.51%) SCCM
2 144 (1.22%) SCOM
3 100 (0.85%) Puppet
4 90 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 32 (0.27%) Oozie
6 32 (0.27%) Ambari
7 30 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 25 (0.21%) OpenSSO
9 23 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 21 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (0.15%) MOM
11 18 (0.15%) WSUS
12 17 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
12 17 (0.14%) XenMobile
13 15 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (0.13%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 12 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2227 (18.84%) Oracle
2 2075 (17.55%) Microsoft
3 966 (8.17%) VMware
4 873 (7.38%) SAP
5 872 (7.38%) Cisco
6 595 (5.03%) IBM
7 485 (4.10%) Citrix
8 368 (3.11%) HP
9 343 (2.90%) EMC
10 269 (2.28%) Juniper
11 252 (2.13%) NetApp
12 237 (2.00%) F5
13 215 (1.82%) Business Objects
14 187 (1.58%) Informatica
15 185 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
16 180 (1.52%) Red Hat
17 168 (1.42%) Teradata
18 163 (1.38%) TIBCO
19 158 (1.34%) Cognos
20 146 (1.23%) Adobe
Watford, Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £125,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + excellent bonus + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum plus 25 days holiday + pension + additional benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + excellent bonus + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + car, bonus, excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, h/care, 25 days
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus + car + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus + car + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus + car + package
Posted: 4 hours ago