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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Architecture
Rank 784 800 851
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 115 73 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.069% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.073% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 75 61 33
Average salary £95,000 £87,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £62,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £100,000 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £87,500 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 104 £95,000 +8.57% 9
London +27 54 £97,500 -2.50% 5
South East -5 31 £95,000 +5.55% 2
City of London +10 21 £80,000 -20.00% 3
Surrey +7 17 £95,000 -7.31% 1
Scotland - 9 £55,000 -
Glasgow - 9 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £67,500 -
East of England -10 5 £105,000 +68.00%
Yorkshire -46 5 £80,000 +18.51%
Birmingham +2 4 £73,750 +22.91% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £73,750 +22.91% 1
Norwich +11 3 £105,000 -
Norfolk +8 3 £105,000 -
Leeds -28 3 £80,000 -3.03%
West Yorkshire -40 3 £80,000 +18.51%
North East - 3 £80,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £80,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £80,000 -
Reading -4 2 £85,000 -
Berkshire -4 2 £85,000 -
Hampshire -16 2 £105,000 +35.48%
Hertfordshire -17 2 £85,000 +36.00%
North Yorkshire - 2 £83,750 -
Reigate - 2 £95,000 -
Eastleigh - 2 £105,000 -
Epsom - 2 £90,000 -
North West -27 1 £82,500 -2.94%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 80 (39.80%) Enterprise Architecture
2 73 (36.32%) Finance
3 41 (20.40%) Degree
4 38 (18.91%) TOGAF
5 25 (12.44%) E-Commerce
5 25 (12.44%) Data Architecture
6 23 (11.44%) Banking
7 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (9.95%) Mobile App
9 18 (8.96%) Mobile Application Development
9 18 (8.96%) Analytics
9 18 (8.96%) DevOps
10 17 (8.46%) Relational Database
10 17 (8.46%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (8.46%) Retail
10 17 (8.46%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (7.96%) RDBMS
12 15 (7.46%) MySQL
12 15 (7.46%) Linux
12 15 (7.46%) OO
12 15 (7.46%) Legal
12 15 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (7.46%) Apache Solr
12 15 (7.46%) NoSQL
13 14 (6.97%) MongoDB
13 14 (6.97%) REST
13 14 (6.97%) Redis
13 14 (6.97%) OpenStack
13 14 (6.97%) Rackspace

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (7.46%) Apache Solr
1 15 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (6.97%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.97%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.98%) PaaS
3 7 (3.48%) SaaS
4 6 (2.99%) IaaS
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) Firewall
2 2 (1.00%) NAS
2 2 (1.00%) LAN
2 2 (1.00%) WAN
2 2 (1.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.46%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.96%) RDBMS
3 15 (7.46%) MySQL
3 15 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.97%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.97%) Redis
4 14 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.97%) Big Data
6 8 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.50%) HBase
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Ant
1 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.50%) Maven
1 1 (0.50%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
General
1 73 (36.32%) Finance
2 23 (11.44%) Banking
3 17 (8.46%) Retail
4 15 (7.46%) Legal
5 9 (4.48%) Games
6 5 (2.49%) Advertising
7 4 (1.99%) Publishing
7 4 (1.99%) German Language
8 3 (1.49%) Marketing
9 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) Ruby on Rails
1 14 (6.97%) REST
2 13 (6.47%) Middleware
3 8 (3.98%) .NET
4 6 (2.99%) Web Services
5 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) ATL
7 1 (0.50%) EJB
7 1 (0.50%) JSP
7 1 (0.50%) Servlets
7 1 (0.50%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) OSGi
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.50%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.50%) Lucene
7 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.95%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.46%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.48%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.49%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.99%) Open Source
6 4 (1.99%) Social Media
7 3 (1.49%) EMV
7 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.46%) Linux
2 4 (1.99%) Windows
2 4 (1.99%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.49%) UNIX
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (39.80%) Enterprise Architecture
2 38 (18.91%) TOGAF
3 25 (12.44%) E-Commerce
3 25 (12.44%) Data Architecture
4 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.96%) Analytics
5 18 (8.96%) Mobile Application Development
5 18 (8.96%) DevOps
6 17 (8.46%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.46%) OO
9 14 (6.97%) OOP
9 14 (6.97%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.97%) Zachman Framework
9 14 (6.97%) Electronic Design Automation
9 14 (6.97%) Dependency Management
10 13 (6.47%) IT Governance
10 13 (6.47%) SOA
10 13 (6.47%) Information Security
11 12 (5.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.97%) Java
2 6 (2.99%) C#
3 4 (1.99%) C++
3 4 (1.99%) SQL
4 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) Python
5 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (20.40%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) SAP Certification
3 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) Puppet
1 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (6.97%) Microsoft
1 14 (6.97%) Rackspace
2 8 (3.98%) Oracle
2 8 (3.98%) SAP
3 7 (3.48%) VMware
4 4 (1.99%) Cisco
5 2 (1.00%) Sun
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + car + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
South East
JM
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Bonuses + Company car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail - AMS
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 to £90000 per annum - plus bonus pension helathcare
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £99,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Not On The High Street
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago