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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 835 849 838
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 55 84 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.074% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 43 55 49
Average salary £97,500 £91,000 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £69,250 £69,500
10% offered a salary of more than £134,000 £133,750 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £77,500 £74,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -6.87%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Head of Architecture Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 26 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 24 April 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 -5 51 £97,500 - 6
London +17 33 £102,500 +2.50% 1
City of London +34 9 £110,000 +37.50%
South East +13 7 £77,500 -3.12% 2
Kent - 4 £81,250 - 1
Edinburgh +15 3 £65,000 -12.16%
Scotland +9 3 £65,000 -13.33%
Birmingham -11 3 £62,500 -21.13% 2
West Midlands -26 3 £62,500 -21.13% 2
East of England - 3 £120,000 -
Yorkshire -6 2 £97,500 +306.25%
South West -19 2 £90,000 +22.44% 1
Sussex - 2 £58,042 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
West Malling - 2 £81,250 - 1
York +18 1 - -
North Yorkshire +17 1 - -
North West +15 1 £57,500 -11.53%
Berkshire -7 1 £97,500 -2.50% 1
Reading -7 1 £97,500 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £120,000 -
Devon - 1 £90,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £120,000 -
Blackpool - 1 £57,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £57,500 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (40.16%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (29.13%) TOGAF
3 26 (20.47%) E-Commerce
4 25 (19.69%) Zachman Framework
4 25 (19.69%) Degree
5 24 (18.90%) Finance
6 22 (17.32%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.17%) SOA
8 18 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (12.60%) .NET
10 15 (11.81%) Retail
11 12 (9.45%) Line Management
11 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (8.66%) Mentoring
13 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
13 10 (7.87%) Web Services
14 9 (7.09%) Java
14 9 (7.09%) QA
14 9 (7.09%) Back Office
14 9 (7.09%) Coaching
14 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
15 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (6.30%) User Experience
15 8 (6.30%) C#
15 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
15 8 (6.30%) SAP
15 8 (6.30%) Project Management

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.36%) CMS
2 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) Lync
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.72%) SaaS
3 5 (3.94%) PaaS
3 5 (3.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) SSL
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) SMTP
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) MPLS
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
3 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.57%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.72%) ReSharper
1 6 (4.72%) Fiddler
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Retail
3 9 (7.09%) Back Office
4 5 (3.94%) Marketing
5 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Law
7 2 (1.57%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) .NET
2 10 (7.87%) Web Services
3 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (4.72%) CSS
4 6 (4.72%) HTML
5 4 (3.15%) SOAP
5 4 (3.15%) J2EE
6 3 (2.36%) LAMP
6 3 (2.36%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.36%) Symfony
6 3 (2.36%) jQuery
6 3 (2.36%) REST
6 3 (2.36%) React
7 2 (1.57%) CSS3
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
7 2 (1.57%) SGML
7 2 (1.57%) VRML
7 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) User Experience
3 6 (4.72%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.94%) FMCG
5 4 (3.15%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.36%) EMV
7 2 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.57%) Open Source
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.72%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.16%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (29.13%) TOGAF
3 26 (20.47%) E-Commerce
4 25 (19.69%) Zachman Framework
5 22 (17.32%) Technical Architecture
6 18 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (14.17%) SOA
7 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (9.45%) Line Management
9 11 (8.66%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.09%) Coaching
11 8 (6.30%) Project Management
11 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.51%) Change Management
12 7 (5.51%) OO
12 7 (5.51%) Scrum
13 6 (4.72%) Business Continuity
13 6 (4.72%) Waterfall
14 5 (3.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.09%) Java
2 8 (6.30%) C#
3 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
3 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
4 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.36%) PHP
5 3 (2.36%) SQL
5 3 (2.36%) Python
6 2 (1.57%) C++
6 2 (1.57%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (19.69%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) CCIE
3 1 (0.79%) CISSP
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CISA
3 1 (0.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) QA
2 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) HL7
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) SAP
3 3 (2.36%) Facebook
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco
4 2 (1.57%) IBM
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.79%) Apigee
5 1 (0.79%) Mashery
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
5 1 (0.79%) Citrix
5 1 (0.79%) NetApp
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.79%) webMethods
5 1 (0.79%) InterSystems
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) hybris
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