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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Architecture
Rank 821 862 797
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 78 43 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.039% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.042% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 62 36 75
Average salary £88,750 £78,750 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.69% -7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £124,500 £135,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £72,500 £71,928
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +0.79%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +30 76 £90,000 +14.28% 6
London +4 29 £110,000 +10.00% 1
South East +3 21 £90,000 +24.13% 5
East of England -15 11 £72,500 -12.12%
Yorkshire -17 11 £85,000 +21.42%
Berkshire +23 10 £150,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -7 8 £85,000 +21.42%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £72,500 - 3
Leeds - 6 £85,000 -
Luton +13 5 - -
Bedfordshire +10 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £70,000 - 3
Norfolk - 5 £72,500 -
Reading - 4 £90,000 - 2
Bristol - 3 £82,500 -
South West - 3 £82,500 -
City of London +15 2 £100,000 -23.07% 1
Surrey -15 2 £89,000 +27.14%
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £72,500 -
Glasgow - 2 £72,500 -
Norwich - 2 £72,500 -
York - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £70,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £85,000 -
Staines - 1 £78,000 -
Tadworth - 1 £100,000 -
Lowestoft - 1 £72,500 -
Crawley - 1 £95,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £85,000 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 73 (39.46%) Enterprise Architecture
2 63 (34.05%) Finance
3 48 (25.95%) TOGAF
4 40 (21.62%) E-Commerce
5 37 (20.00%) Degree
6 32 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (14.59%) Retail
8 26 (14.05%) Zachman Framework
9 25 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (11.35%) DevOps
10 21 (11.35%) Microsoft
11 18 (9.73%) OO
12 17 (9.19%) .NET
12 17 (9.19%) Coaching
12 17 (9.19%) Relational Database
13 16 (8.65%) Line Management
13 16 (8.65%) MongoDB
13 16 (8.65%) REST
13 16 (8.65%) MySQL
14 15 (8.11%) SAP
14 15 (8.11%) RDBMS
14 15 (8.11%) Information Security
14 15 (8.11%) Apache Solr
14 15 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (7.57%) Dependency Management
15 14 (7.57%) Redis
15 14 (7.57%) OpenStack
15 14 (7.57%) Rackspace
15 14 (7.57%) NoSQL

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (8.11%) Apache Solr
1 15 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (7.57%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.08%) Node.js
3 2 (1.08%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) Drupal
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) LAN
1 2 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.19%) Relational Database
2 16 (8.65%) MySQL
2 16 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 15 (8.11%) RDBMS
4 14 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.57%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.57%) Redis
5 7 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.24%) Big Data
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 63 (34.05%) Finance
2 27 (14.59%) Retail
3 13 (7.03%) Marketing
4 9 (4.86%) Back Office
5 8 (4.32%) Banking
5 8 (4.32%) Legal
5 8 (4.32%) Advertising
6 5 (2.70%) Publishing
7 4 (2.16%) German Language
8 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.19%) .NET
2 16 (8.65%) REST
3 14 (7.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (4.86%) Web Services
5 5 (2.70%) Middleware
6 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.62%) J2EE
7 3 (1.62%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.08%) WCF
8 2 (1.08%) LAMP
8 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.54%) OSGi
9 1 (0.54%) Lucene
9 1 (0.54%) Spring
9 1 (0.54%) RESTful
9 1 (0.54%) XML
9 1 (0.54%) ATL
9 1 (0.54%) JSP
9 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.49%) EMV
1 12 (6.49%) Credit Risk
2 11 (5.95%) User Experience
3 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.70%) FMCG
7 4 (2.16%) Social Media
8 3 (1.62%) Open Source
8 3 (1.62%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.08%) NHS
9 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.86%) Linux
2 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.08%) UNIX
2 2 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.46%) Enterprise Architecture
2 48 (25.95%) TOGAF
3 40 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 32 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (14.05%) Zachman Framework
7 25 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (11.35%) DevOps
9 18 (9.73%) OO
10 17 (9.19%) Coaching
11 16 (8.65%) Line Management
12 15 (8.11%) Information Security
13 14 (7.57%) Electronic Design Automation
13 14 (7.57%) OOP
13 14 (7.57%) Service Delivery
13 14 (7.57%) Dependency Management
14 11 (5.95%) Mentoring
14 11 (5.95%) Change Management
14 11 (5.95%) Project Management
14 11 (5.95%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.41%) Java
2 6 (3.24%) C#
3 5 (2.70%) C++
4 4 (2.16%) SQL
5 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.08%) Python
6 2 (1.08%) C
7 1 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.62%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.11%) SAP
3 14 (7.57%) Rackspace
4 6 (3.24%) Oracle
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco
6 2 (1.08%) Sun
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) Cloudera
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