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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 807 849 821
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 71 44 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.043% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.045% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 59 33 57
Average salary £87,500 £100,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,819
10% offered a salary of more than £130,000 £130,000 £103,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £70,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +24 67 £87,500 -12.50% 6
South East -11 22 £90,000 +28.57% 1
London 0 21 £110,000 +10.00% 3
East of England +4 14 £72,500 -9.37%
Berkshire -3 12 £123,750 - 1
Reading +4 6 £90,000 - 1
South West - 6 £87,500 - 2
Norfolk - 6 £71,250 -
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £80,500 -
Luton - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £80,500 -
Scotland +5 3 £77,500 -
City of London +4 3 £75,000 -42.30% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 £85,000 +21.42%
South Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Bristol - 3 £82,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £77,500 -
Devon - 3 £90,000 -
Kent - 3 £77,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £85,000 -
Lowestoft - 2 £72,500 -
Norwich - 2 £72,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £72,500 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
North West -11 1 £57,500 -41.77%
Thames Valley - 1 £90,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £57,500 -
West Malling - 1 £77,500 -
Plymouth - 1 £85,000 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 70 (39.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 55 (30.90%) Finance
3 49 (27.53%) TOGAF
4 35 (19.66%) E-Commerce
5 34 (19.10%) Degree
6 31 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (15.73%) Technical Architecture
8 27 (15.17%) Zachman Framework
9 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (13.48%) Retail
11 21 (11.80%) Microsoft
12 19 (10.67%) .NET
13 18 (10.11%) DevOps
13 18 (10.11%) Line Management
14 17 (9.55%) Coaching
14 17 (9.55%) OO
15 15 (8.43%) Project Management
15 15 (8.43%) Relational Database
16 14 (7.87%) Mentoring
16 14 (7.87%) SAP
17 13 (7.30%) MySQL
17 13 (7.30%) RDBMS
17 13 (7.30%) REST
17 13 (7.30%) QA
17 13 (7.30%) MongoDB
18 12 (6.74%) Apache Solr
18 12 (6.74%) Marketing
18 12 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
18 12 (6.74%) Business Continuity
18 12 (6.74%) Information Security

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (6.74%) Apache Solr
1 12 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (6.18%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.12%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.18%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) WAN
1 3 (1.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (0.56%) MPLS
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) SMTP
3 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.43%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.30%) MySQL
2 13 (7.30%) RDBMS
2 13 (7.30%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.18%) Redis
3 11 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.37%) Big Data
5 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.69%) ReSharper
1 3 (1.69%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.56%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 55 (30.90%) Finance
2 24 (13.48%) Retail
3 12 (6.74%) Marketing
4 9 (5.06%) Back Office
5 8 (4.49%) Legal
5 8 (4.49%) Advertising
6 7 (3.93%) Banking
7 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.81%) Publishing
9 4 (2.25%) German Language
10 2 (1.12%) Games
10 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) .NET
2 13 (7.30%) REST
3 11 (6.18%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (5.62%) Web Services
5 3 (1.69%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) J2EE
5 3 (1.69%) CSS
5 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.69%) WCF
6 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.12%) LAMP
6 2 (1.12%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) SGML
7 1 (0.56%) Spring
7 1 (0.56%) Lucene
7 1 (0.56%) VRML
7 1 (0.56%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) EMV
1 11 (6.18%) Credit Risk
2 10 (5.62%) User Experience
3 7 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.81%) FMCG
6 4 (2.25%) Social Media
7 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.12%) Open Source
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.37%) Linux
2 5 (2.81%) Windows
3 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (39.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 49 (27.53%) TOGAF
3 35 (19.66%) E-Commerce
4 31 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (15.73%) Technical Architecture
6 27 (15.17%) Zachman Framework
7 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (10.11%) DevOps
8 18 (10.11%) Line Management
9 17 (9.55%) Coaching
9 17 (9.55%) OO
10 15 (8.43%) Project Management
11 14 (7.87%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.74%) Business Continuity
12 12 (6.74%) Information Security
13 11 (6.18%) Service Delivery
13 11 (6.18%) OOP
13 11 (6.18%) SOA
13 11 (6.18%) Dependency Management
13 11 (6.18%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.62%) Java
2 6 (3.37%) C#
3 5 (2.81%) SQL
4 4 (2.25%) C++
5 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.12%) Python
6 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (19.10%) Degree
2 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.12%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.56%) CISA
4 1 (0.56%) CISM
4 1 (0.56%) CISSP
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.87%) SAP
3 11 (6.18%) Rackspace
4 5 (2.81%) Cisco
5 4 (2.25%) Oracle
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix
6 2 (1.12%) VMware
7 1 (0.56%) NetApp
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.56%) IBM
7 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.56%) MobileIron
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