The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Architecture role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Architecture in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 820 797 819
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 80 113 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.098% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.10% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 61 74 61
Average salary £85,000 £95,000 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £68,250 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £115,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,750 £85,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year
-14.41% +9.67%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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%

Head of Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Architecture
Salary Trend

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

Head of Architecture Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Architecture
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Architecture over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Head of Architecture Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -10 77 £85,000 -10.52% 13
London -15 33 £100,000 +5.26% 4
South East 0 18 £70,000 -26.31% 3
Kent - 9 £70,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £70,000 -
East of England +11 7 £100,000 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire +4 6 £90,000 +12.50%
Hampshire +28 5 £65,000 -38.09% 2
Birmingham +6 5 £61,250 -15.51%
West Midlands -14 5 £61,250 -15.51%
East Midlands - 5 £80,000 -
Chesterfield - 4 £80,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £100,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £80,000 -
Luton - 4 £100,000 -
City of London +1 3 £120,000 +50.00%
Southampton - 3 £70,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +3 2 £90,000 +12.50%
Suffolk - 2 £73,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £120,000 -
North West +9 1 - - 1
Leeds +9 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £97,500 +14.70% 1
Essex - 1 - - 1
Street - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £110,000 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £70,000 -
Croydon - 1 £95,000 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in their job title.

1 75 (57.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 41 (31.54%) TOGAF
3 39 (30.00%) Degree
4 27 (20.77%) Finance
5 22 (16.92%) SOA
6 18 (13.85%) E-Commerce
7 17 (13.08%) Zachman Framework
7 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (13.08%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
9 13 (10.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (10.00%) SaaS
10 12 (9.23%) Line Management
10 12 (9.23%) SDLC
10 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
11 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
11 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (8.46%) Information Architecture
12 10 (7.69%) .NET
12 10 (7.69%) Web Services
13 9 (6.92%) Postgraduate
13 9 (6.92%) Service Management
13 9 (6.92%) Analytics
14 8 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.15%) Scrum
14 8 (6.15%) ITIL
15 7 (5.38%) Retail
15 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
15 7 (5.38%) Waterfall

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.54%) IIS
2 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.77%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.77%) JBoss
3 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) SaaS
2 6 (4.62%) PaaS
2 6 (4.62%) IaaS
3 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) PPP
2 3 (2.31%) WAN
2 3 (2.31%) Network Security
3 2 (1.54%) 3G
3 2 (1.54%) VPN
3 2 (1.54%) GSM
3 2 (1.54%) LAN
3 2 (1.54%) UMTS
3 2 (1.54%) LTE
3 2 (1.54%) 4G
3 2 (1.54%) MVNO
3 2 (1.54%) VoLTE
3 2 (1.54%) 2G
4 1 (0.77%) PABX
4 1 (0.77%) NAS
4 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.77%) VoIP
4 1 (0.77%) DNS
4 1 (0.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) Big Data
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.77%) OLAP
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Ant
1 2 (1.54%) Maven
1 2 (1.54%) Gradle
1 2 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.77%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.77%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 27 (20.77%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Retail
2 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.31%) Games
5 2 (1.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.54%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) .NET
1 10 (7.69%) Web Services
2 4 (3.08%) Middleware
2 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.31%) React
3 3 (2.31%) SOAP
3 3 (2.31%) Backbone.js
3 3 (2.31%) LAMP
3 3 (2.31%) Symfony
3 3 (2.31%) jQuery
3 3 (2.31%) J2EE
4 2 (1.54%) EJB
4 2 (1.54%) CSS
4 2 (1.54%) JSP
4 2 (1.54%) Servlets
4 2 (1.54%) XML
4 2 (1.54%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (1.54%) REST
4 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.31%) Handset
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Telematics
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.31%) UNIX
1 3 (2.31%) Windows
2 1 (0.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 41 (31.54%) TOGAF
3 22 (16.92%) SOA
4 18 (13.85%) E-Commerce
5 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.08%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (13.08%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (9.23%) Line Management
6 12 (9.23%) SDLC
7 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.46%) Information Architecture
8 9 (6.92%) Analytics
8 9 (6.92%) Service Management
9 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.15%) Scrum
9 8 (6.15%) ITIL
10 7 (5.38%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.38%) Data Architecture
11 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) Java
1 5 (3.85%) PHP
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
2 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.31%) Python
4 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.77%) C
4 1 (0.77%) C#
4 1 (0.77%) C++
4 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (30.00%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) Postgraduate
3 8 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.62%) CCIE
4 6 (4.62%) MCP
5 3 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.31%) PMP
5 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.54%) CISM
6 2 (1.54%) ISSAP
6 2 (1.54%) ISSEP
6 2 (1.54%) CCSP
6 2 (1.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) COBIT
2 6 (4.62%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) WSUS
1 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle
3 3 (2.31%) Facebook
3 3 (2.31%) IBM
4 2 (1.54%) SAP
4 2 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (0.77%) hybris
5 1 (0.77%) HP
5 1 (0.77%) Citrix
5 1 (0.77%) Avaya
5 1 (0.77%) Juniper
5 1 (0.77%) JDA
5 1 (0.77%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.77%) Apigee
5 1 (0.77%) Mashery
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