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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Architecture
Rank 798 804 854
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 107 69 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.065% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.069% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 66 58 38
Average salary £95,000 £82,500 £78,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £67,220 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £100,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014 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 23 September 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
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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 +5 95 £95,000 +15.15% 11
London +21 47 £97,500 -2.50% 4
South East +14 34 £95,000 +15.15% 4
Surrey - 20 £95,000 - 3
City of London +21 14 £107,500 +4.87% 1
Scotland - 9 £65,000 - 1
Glasgow - 9 £65,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £67,500 -
Birmingham -6 5 £75,000 +25.00%
West Midlands -14 5 £75,000 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 3 £80,000 +18.51% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 3 £80,000 +18.51% 1
North East -7 3 £80,000 +18.51% 1
East of England -12 3 £85,000 +7.93%
Hertfordshire - 3 £85,000 -
Berkshire -2 2 £85,000 - 1
Reading - 2 £85,000 -
Reigate - 2 £95,000 -
Epsom - 2 £90,000 -
North West -26 1 £82,500 +17.85%
West Yorkshire -27 1 £82,500 +22.22% 2
Leeds -33 1 £82,500 - 2
Yorkshire -49 1 £82,500 +22.22% 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £75,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £95,000 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 £95,000 -
Bromley - 1 £95,000 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 76 (36.89%) Finance
2 74 (35.92%) Enterprise Architecture
3 41 (19.90%) Degree
4 37 (17.96%) TOGAF
5 34 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.05%) E-Commerce
7 25 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (11.65%) Data Architecture
9 22 (10.68%) DevOps
9 22 (10.68%) Line Management
10 21 (10.19%) Relational Database
11 20 (9.71%) RDBMS
11 20 (9.71%) Banking
11 20 (9.71%) Mobile App
12 19 (9.22%) MySQL
12 19 (9.22%) Retail
12 19 (9.22%) Apache Solr
12 19 (9.22%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (8.74%) OOP
13 18 (8.74%) OO
13 18 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (8.74%) Ruby on Rails
13 18 (8.74%) Electronic Design Automation
13 18 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (8.74%) MongoDB
13 18 (8.74%) NoSQL
13 18 (8.74%) REST
13 18 (8.74%) Redis
13 18 (8.74%) OpenStack
13 18 (8.74%) Rackspace

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 19 (9.22%) Apache Solr
1 19 (9.22%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (8.74%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.97%) SAS
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.88%) PaaS
3 6 (2.91%) IaaS
3 6 (2.91%) SaaS
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) LAN
1 2 (0.97%) WAN
1 2 (0.97%) SAN
1 2 (0.97%) Internet
1 2 (0.97%) Firewall
1 2 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.19%) Relational Database
2 20 (9.71%) RDBMS
3 19 (9.22%) MySQL
4 18 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (8.74%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 18 (8.74%) Redis
5 13 (6.31%) Big Data
6 8 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.49%) HBase
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.49%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 76 (36.89%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Banking
3 19 (9.22%) Retail
4 13 (6.31%) Legal
5 10 (4.85%) Games
6 6 (2.91%) Advertising
7 5 (2.43%) Marketing
8 4 (1.94%) German Language
8 4 (1.94%) Publishing
8 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.74%) Ruby on Rails
1 18 (8.74%) REST
2 11 (5.34%) Middleware
3 8 (3.88%) .NET
4 6 (2.91%) Web Services
5 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.49%) OSGi
6 1 (0.49%) Lucene
6 1 (0.49%) Spring
6 1 (0.49%) RESTful
6 1 (0.49%) ATL
6 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.71%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (7.77%) User Experience
4 9 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.43%) EMV
6 5 (2.43%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (2.43%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.94%) Open Source
7 4 (1.94%) Social Media
7 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.97%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.28%) Linux
2 3 (1.46%) Windows
2 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.97%) UNIX
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (0.97%) Solaris
4 1 (0.49%) Android
4 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.92%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (17.96%) TOGAF
3 34 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (15.05%) E-Commerce
5 25 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (11.65%) Data Architecture
7 22 (10.68%) DevOps
7 22 (10.68%) Line Management
8 18 (8.74%) Dependency Management
8 18 (8.74%) Analytics
8 18 (8.74%) Mobile Application Development
8 18 (8.74%) Electronic Design Automation
8 18 (8.74%) OOP
8 18 (8.74%) OO
9 16 (7.77%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (6.80%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (6.31%) ITIL
11 13 (6.31%) SOA
11 13 (6.31%) Project Management
11 13 (6.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.83%) Java
2 5 (2.43%) C#
3 3 (1.46%) C++
3 3 (1.46%) SQL
4 2 (0.97%) Python
4 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (19.90%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.46%) SAP Certification
3 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.94%) Puppet
1 4 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (8.74%) Rackspace
2 14 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.88%) SAP
4 7 (3.40%) Oracle
4 7 (3.40%) VMware
5 6 (2.91%) Cisco
6 2 (0.97%) Sun
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
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Salary: £76000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + + Competitive Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £85000 to £95000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Twickenham, Weybridge, Slough, Uxbridge
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000 per year + car allowance, bonus & bens.
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80K per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago