The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Chief Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Architect
Rank 872 866 871
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Architect 32 43 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.038% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.040% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 6
Average salary £95,000 £102,500 £92,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% +10.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £126,000 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £100,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +81.81%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Chief Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Chief Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the UK.

Chief Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Chief Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Chief Architect over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Chief Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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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 -2 32 £95,000 -7.31%
London -8 26 £100,000 -3.61%
City of London +39 8 £105,000 +6.32%
Leeds - 5 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £80,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £80,000 -
South West -14 1 £99,500 -0.50%
Gloucestershire - 1 £99,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £99,500 -

Chief Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Chief Architect in their job title.

1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (29.31%) Finance
4 16 (27.59%) Legal
4 16 (27.59%) TOGAF
4 16 (27.59%) .NET
5 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (17.24%) Open Source
8 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.07%) PHP
9 7 (12.07%) Banking
9 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.34%) Big Data
10 6 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (8.62%) Analytics
11 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
11 5 (8.62%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (8.62%) Java
11 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
11 5 (8.62%) Web Services
11 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.62%) SOA
11 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
12 4 (6.90%) Project Management
12 4 (6.90%) CRM
12 4 (6.90%) Linux

Chief Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Chief 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 Chief Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Big Data
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) DataStage
5 1 (1.72%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maven
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 16 (27.59%) Legal
3 7 (12.07%) Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.45%) Games
6 1 (1.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) LAMP
3 4 (6.90%) HTML
3 4 (6.90%) CSS
3 4 (6.90%) Ajax
3 4 (6.90%) Symfony
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
4 3 (5.17%) Apache Sling
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.72%) J2EE
5 1 (1.72%) Spring
5 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Online Games
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (27.59%) TOGAF
4 12 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (17.24%) Open Source
6 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.62%) SOA
9 5 (8.62%) Analytics
10 4 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (6.90%) SDLC
10 4 (6.90%) High Availability
10 4 (6.90%) Information Architecture
10 4 (6.90%) CRM
10 4 (6.90%) Project Management
10 4 (6.90%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) PHP
2 5 (8.62%) Java
2 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe