The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 833 833 818
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 70 107 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.089% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.094% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 44 74 44
Average salary £66,250 £70,250 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.69% +0.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK.

IT Architect Salary Trend in the UK

IT Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Architect over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 within the UK.

IT Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 67 £67,500 -6.89% 8
London -20 21 £75,000 -16.66% 4
South East -6 15 £70,000 -0.70% 1
City of London +30 12 £75,000 +3.44%
East of England +35 10 £67,500 -
Cheshire +12 9 £61,215 +22.43%
North West +9 9 £61,215 +22.43%
Birmingham +8 9 £62,500 -10.71%
South West -4 9 £55,000 +1.92% 1
West Midlands -11 9 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 9 £67,500 -
Berkshire +8 6 £66,250 +20.45%
Cambridge +18 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +16 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 5 - -
Milton Keynes -10 5 - -
Crewe - 5 £61,250 -
Bedford - 5 - -
Wiltshire +6 4 - - 1
Hampshire +4 4 £80,000 +15.10%
Reading -4 4 £62,500 +13.63%
Warrington - 4 £61,215 -
Cheltenham - 4 £56,250 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £56,250 -
Norfolk - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £81,250 -
Surrey +8 2 £62,500 -16.66%
Leeds +5 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Yorkshire +2 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +1 2 £55,000 +7.31%

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Architect 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 IT Architect in their job title.

1 46 (31.94%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) TOGAF
3 25 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (14.58%) VMware
5 20 (13.89%) Security Architecture
5 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 19 (13.19%) Oracle
6 19 (13.19%) SOA
6 19 (13.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (11.81%) Windows
7 17 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.42%) CISSP
9 14 (9.72%) SAP
9 14 (9.72%) Information Security
9 14 (9.72%) QA
10 13 (9.03%) ITIL
10 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
10 13 (9.03%) Financial Institution
11 12 (8.33%) Cisco
11 12 (8.33%) Banking
11 12 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
12 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
12 11 (7.64%) LAN
12 11 (7.64%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.94%) Linux
13 10 (6.94%) SQL
13 10 (6.94%) SAN
14 9 (6.25%) Retail

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Architect 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 IT Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (1.39%) JBoss
4 2 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (1.39%) AquaLogic
4 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.39%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.69%) Lync
5 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.39%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.78%) SaaS
2 3 (2.08%) Office 365
3 2 (1.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) LAN
2 10 (6.94%) SAN
3 9 (6.25%) WAN
3 9 (6.25%) Firewall
4 8 (5.56%) WLAN
5 6 (4.17%) Wireless
6 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.08%) VPN
7 2 (1.39%) DNS
7 2 (1.39%) SSL
7 2 (1.39%) LDAP
7 2 (1.39%) VLAN
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.39%) MPLS
7 2 (1.39%) OSPF
7 2 (1.39%) BGP
7 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.39%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.39%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.69%) NuGet
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (31.94%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Financial Institution
3 12 (8.33%) Banking
4 9 (6.25%) Retail
4 9 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.25%) International Banking
5 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.17%) Advertising
7 5 (3.47%) Legal
8 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.08%) Marketing
9 2 (1.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.69%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) Spring
3 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.39%) Apache Axis
3 2 (1.39%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.39%) Middleware
3 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.39%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.39%) RichFaces
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.69%) HTML5
4 1 (0.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.69%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.69%) WinForms
4 1 (0.69%) DHTML
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.47%) Open Source
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.08%) GIS
7 2 (1.39%) Clustering
7 2 (1.39%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.69%) Online Games
8 1 (0.69%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) UNIX
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.39%) AIX
7 2 (1.39%) HPUX
7 2 (1.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) TOGAF
2 20 (13.89%) Security Architecture
3 19 (13.19%) Enterprise Architecture
3 19 (13.19%) SOA
4 17 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.72%) Information Security
6 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
6 13 (9.03%) ITIL
7 12 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
8 11 (7.64%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.25%) Project Management
9 9 (6.25%) Service Management
9 9 (6.25%) Data Architecture
10 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.17%) ERP
11 6 (4.17%) Software Architecture
12 5 (3.47%) ITSM
12 5 (3.47%) IT Governance
13 4 (2.78%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.94%) SQL
2 5 (3.47%) C
3 4 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.08%) C#
5 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.42%) CISSP
2 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.25%) Degree
4 7 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.47%) CISM
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.08%) MCSA
7 3 (2.08%) CCNP
7 3 (2.08%) CHFI
8 2 (1.39%) CCDP
8 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.39%) MCP
8 2 (1.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.69%) CCNA
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) QA
2 6 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) VMware
2 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.19%) Oracle
4 14 (9.72%) SAP
5 12 (8.33%) Cisco
6 8 (5.56%) Citrix
7 7 (4.86%) Cognos
8 3 (2.08%) IBM
8 3 (2.08%) HP
8 3 (2.08%) Altiris
9 2 (1.39%) Ariba
9 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.69%) Symantec
10 1 (0.69%) NetApp
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.69%) Veeam
10 1 (0.69%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.69%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.69%) EMC
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Salary: + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance + 30% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £37,000 to £40,700 per annum + benefits
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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