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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Architecture
Rank 868 870 901
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 83 71 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.068% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.070% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 70 59 33
Average salary £100,000 £87,500 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £70,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £138,000 £126,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £85,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 +25 83 £100,000 +12.67% 4
London +19 37 £120,000 +14.28% 2
South East -13 16 £90,000 -
South West -4 11 £65,000 -25.71% 1
City of London +62 7 £100,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands - 7 £81,250 -
Somerset - 6 £37,500 -
Reading +6 5 £90,000 -
Berkshire -5 5 £90,000 -27.27%
Hampshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire +14 4 £86,250 +1.47%
North West +9 4 £142,500 +147.82% 1
East Midlands - 4 £77,500 -
Birmingham - 4 £80,000 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £175,000 - 1
Sheffield +9 2 £102,500 +20.58%
Kent +9 2 £70,000 -9.67%
South Yorkshire +5 2 £102,500 +20.58%
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £80,000 -0.62%
East Sussex - 2 £95,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £77,500 -
Leeds - 2 £77,500 -
Brighton - 2 £95,000 -
Milton Keynes -15 1 £85,000 +5.59%
High Wycombe - 1 £75,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £87,500 -
Taunton - 1 £65,000 -
Swindon - 1 £67,500 -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 66 (30.99%) Enterprise Architecture
2 65 (30.52%) TOGAF
3 54 (25.35%) Degree
4 44 (20.66%) Finance
5 42 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (17.37%) Technical Architecture
7 34 (15.96%) E-Commerce
8 32 (15.02%) Data Architecture
8 32 (15.02%) Line Management
9 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (14.55%) Retail
10 29 (13.62%) Computer Science
11 28 (13.15%) Management Information System
12 20 (9.39%) SOA
12 20 (9.39%) Analytics
13 19 (8.92%) SQL Server
14 18 (8.45%) ERP
15 17 (7.98%) Data Centre
16 16 (7.51%) Oracle
16 16 (7.51%) Big Data
16 16 (7.51%) hybris
16 16 (7.51%) Banking
16 16 (7.51%) Business Development
17 15 (7.04%) QA
17 15 (7.04%) Java
18 14 (6.57%) CRM
18 14 (6.57%) OpenVMS
18 14 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (6.57%) Data Management
18 14 (6.57%) Telecoms

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (2.35%) SAS
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Unica
2 2 (0.94%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.82%) SaaS
2 5 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.41%) IaaS
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) 2G
1 2 (0.94%) 3G
1 2 (0.94%) 3GPP
1 2 (0.94%) 4G
1 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (0.94%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (0.94%) GSM
1 2 (0.94%) IPX
1 2 (0.94%) ISUP
1 2 (0.94%) LTE
1 2 (0.94%) MVNO
1 2 (0.94%) PSTN
1 2 (0.94%) SCCP
1 2 (0.94%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (0.94%) UMTS
1 2 (0.94%) VoLTE
1 2 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.51%) Big Data
3 13 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.47%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Ant
1 2 (0.94%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (0.94%) Gradle
1 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (20.66%) Finance
2 31 (14.55%) Retail
3 16 (7.51%) Banking
4 14 (6.57%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.16%) Billing
6 9 (4.23%) Marketing
7 7 (3.29%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.82%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.35%) Law
9 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.88%) Back Office
10 4 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.41%) Legal
12 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.47%) Advertising
13 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) Drools
2 7 (3.29%) .NET
3 6 (2.82%) Middleware
4 2 (0.94%) EJB
4 2 (0.94%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (0.94%) J2EE
4 2 (0.94%) JSP
4 2 (0.94%) Servlets
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Axis
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) WSDL
5 1 (0.47%) XHTML
5 1 (0.47%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.62%) Computer Science
2 28 (13.15%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.98%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.10%) Data Integration
5 11 (5.16%) IPTV
5 11 (5.16%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.29%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.35%) Social Media
8 5 (2.35%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.88%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.88%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.94%) Handset
10 2 (0.94%) IVR
10 2 (0.94%) PMI
10 2 (0.94%) Telematics
11 1 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.57%) OpenVMS
2 2 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.99%) Enterprise Architecture
2 65 (30.52%) TOGAF
3 42 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (17.37%) Technical Architecture
5 34 (15.96%) E-Commerce
6 32 (15.02%) Data Architecture
6 32 (15.02%) Line Management
7 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (9.39%) Analytics
8 20 (9.39%) SOA
9 18 (8.45%) ERP
10 16 (7.51%) Business Development
11 14 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.57%) CRM
11 14 (6.57%) Data Management
11 14 (6.57%) Network Architecture
12 13 (6.10%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (4.23%) Business Transformation
13 9 (4.23%) High Availability
13 9 (4.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.04%) Java
2 10 (4.69%) C#
3 7 (3.29%) C++
4 5 (2.35%) PHP
5 4 (1.88%) Ruby
6 2 (0.94%) C
6 2 (0.94%) Python
6 2 (0.94%) SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.47%) Pascal
7 1 (0.47%) R
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (25.35%) Degree
2 6 (2.82%) CCIE
2 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (2.82%) MCP
3 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.94%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) CISM
4 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.04%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) COBIT
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (7.51%) hybris
1 16 (7.51%) Oracle
2 13 (6.10%) webMethods
3 11 (5.16%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.29%) SAP
5 5 (2.35%) ATG
5 5 (2.35%) Cisco
5 5 (2.35%) NetApp
5 5 (2.35%) VMware
6 4 (1.88%) IBM
7 3 (1.41%) EMC
7 3 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.94%) CA
9 1 (0.47%) Epicor
9 1 (0.47%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.47%) Informatica
9 1 (0.47%) JDA
9 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.47%) TSYS
9 1 (0.47%) Veeam
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