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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 840 836 815
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 57 91 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.077% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.082% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 45 59 59
Average salary £85,000 £95,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £69,100 £70,000 £62,280
10% offered a salary of more than £118,000 £121,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £81,250 £78,750
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 5 August 2015 within the UK.

Head of Architecture Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 28 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 5 August 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 +6 57 £85,000 -10.52% 8
London -9 27 £90,000 -12.19% 4
South East 0 9 £70,000 -15.15% 2
East Midlands - 6 £80,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £70,000 - 1
Kent - 6 £70,000 - 1
East of England +9 5 £100,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire 0 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 £100,000 -
Derbyshire - 5 £80,000 -
Luton - 5 £100,000 -
Chesterfield - 5 £80,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £62,500 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £62,500 - 2
City of London +6 3 £120,000 +9.09%
Berkshire +7 1 £97,500 -
Leeds +7 1 - -
West Yorkshire -5 1 - -
North West -7 1 - -
South West -16 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £110,000 -
Street - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £110,000 -
Somerset - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £120,000 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 58 (53.21%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (33.94%) TOGAF
3 29 (26.61%) Degree
4 24 (22.02%) Finance
5 18 (16.51%) Zachman Framework
5 18 (16.51%) SOA
6 15 (13.76%) E-Commerce
6 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
7 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.01%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (11.01%) Computer Science
9 12 (11.01%) .NET
10 11 (10.09%) Web Services
10 11 (10.09%) SaaS
10 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (9.17%) Information Architecture
11 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
12 9 (8.26%) ITIL
13 8 (7.34%) SDLC
14 7 (6.42%) Analytics
14 7 (6.42%) COBIT
15 6 (5.50%) Data Architecture
15 6 (5.50%) PaaS
15 6 (5.50%) IaaS
15 6 (5.50%) Retail
15 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (5.50%) Scrum
15 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
15 6 (5.50%) Java

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (2.75%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.75%) IIS
1 3 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.92%) JBoss
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) SaaS
2 6 (5.50%) PaaS
2 6 (5.50%) IaaS
3 4 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) PPP
2 3 (2.75%) WAN
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 2 (1.83%) LTE
3 2 (1.83%) 4G
3 2 (1.83%) MVNO
3 2 (1.83%) VoLTE
3 2 (1.83%) HTTP
3 2 (1.83%) 2G
3 2 (1.83%) 3G
3 2 (1.83%) VPN
3 2 (1.83%) GSM
3 2 (1.83%) LAN
3 2 (1.83%) UMTS
4 1 (0.92%) VoIP
4 1 (0.92%) DNS
4 1 (0.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.92%) MPLS
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.92%) OLAP
3 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.83%) ReSharper
1 2 (1.83%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Games
5 2 (1.83%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 11 (10.09%) Web Services
3 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.75%) React
4 3 (2.75%) SOAP
4 3 (2.75%) Backbone.js
4 3 (2.75%) Middleware
4 3 (2.75%) LAMP
4 3 (2.75%) Symfony
4 3 (2.75%) jQuery
4 3 (2.75%) REST
5 2 (1.83%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.83%) Spring
5 2 (1.83%) J2EE
5 2 (1.83%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.92%) Itk
6 1 (0.92%) Struts
6 1 (0.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.59%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.67%) User Experience
6 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.75%) Handset
7 2 (1.83%) Telematics
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) Windows
2 3 (2.75%) UNIX
3 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.21%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (33.94%) TOGAF
3 18 (16.51%) Zachman Framework
3 18 (16.51%) SOA
4 15 (13.76%) E-Commerce
5 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
7 12 (11.01%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (9.17%) Information Architecture
9 9 (8.26%) ITIL
10 8 (7.34%) SDLC
11 7 (6.42%) Analytics
12 6 (5.50%) Data Architecture
12 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.50%) Scrum
13 5 (4.59%) Service Management
13 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
14 4 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (3.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) Java
2 4 (3.67%) PHP
3 3 (2.75%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.75%) Python
4 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.83%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.92%) VBA
5 1 (0.92%) C++
5 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (26.61%) Degree
2 6 (5.50%) Postgraduate
3 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.75%) PMP
3 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.83%) CISM
4 2 (1.83%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.83%) ISSEP
4 2 (1.83%) CCSP
4 2 (1.83%) CISSP
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) COBIT
2 5 (4.59%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) WSUS
1 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.75%) Facebook
3 2 (1.83%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) VMware
3 2 (1.83%) IBM
4 1 (0.92%) hybris
4 1 (0.92%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Apigee
4 1 (0.92%) Mashery
4 1 (0.92%) HP
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix
4 1 (0.92%) Avaya
4 1 (0.92%) Juniper
4 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.92%) webMethods
4 1 (0.92%) InterSystems
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Annapurna
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £130,000 to £140,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus on top
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Salary: Package and Bonus.
Posted: 7 days ago