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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Architect
Rank 781 806 773
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 112 101 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.088% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.093% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 84 71 66
Average salary £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,400 £31,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £92,250
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £55,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -5.98%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 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 +10 101 £68,750 +12.24% 5
London +17 36 £72,500 +0.34% 4
North West +15 15 £69,000 +115.62%
Manchester - 13 £69,000 -
Yorkshire +14 11 £52,500 +10.52%
West Yorkshire +7 11 £52,500 +10.52%
South West -22 11 £73,500 +137.09%
East of England -3 9 £70,000 -30.00%
City of London +26 8 £90,000 +25.87%
South East +18 8 £57,500 -19.29% 1
Cambridge +18 6 £60,000 -40.00%
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £60,000 -40.00%
West Midlands -4 6 £55,000 +87.93%
Scotland +3 5 £75,000 +36.36%
East Midlands -14 5 £67,500 +22.72%
Bristol -15 5 £85,000 +54.54%
Wiltshire - 4 £53,500 -
Berkshire +11 3 £60,000 - 1
Bath +10 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Somerset +6 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Glasgow +6 3 £75,000 +25.00%
Watford -13 3 £75,000 -
Hertfordshire -14 3 £75,000 -
Harrow - 3 £72,500 -
Derby - 3 £67,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £55,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £67,500 -
Leeds +12 2 £39,500 -19.91%
Solihull +9 2 £55,000 +87.93%
Cheshire +4 2 - -

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 59 (28.92%) Finance
2 52 (25.49%) Information Security
3 49 (24.02%) Security Architecture
4 48 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 43 (21.08%) CISSP
6 40 (19.61%) Windows
7 39 (19.12%) Degree
8 37 (18.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 35 (17.16%) TOGAF
10 31 (15.20%) VMware
11 29 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (14.22%) Cisco
12 28 (13.73%) ITIL
12 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
13 24 (11.76%) Risk Management
13 24 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (10.29%) Project Management
15 20 (9.80%) SQL
15 20 (9.80%) Oracle
15 20 (9.80%) Linux
15 20 (9.80%) Waterfall
16 19 (9.31%) MS Excel
16 19 (9.31%) LAN
16 19 (9.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 18 (8.82%) Retail
17 18 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
17 18 (8.82%) Firewall
17 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (8.33%) CISM
18 17 (8.33%) WAN

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.41%) IIS
3 8 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.49%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.86%) MS Office
3 4 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Primavera
1 2 (0.98%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.49%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.41%) SaaS
2 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) PaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) LAN
2 18 (8.82%) Firewall
3 17 (8.33%) WAN
4 11 (5.39%) SAN
5 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.43%) WLAN
6 7 (3.43%) Network Security
7 4 (1.96%) VPN
7 4 (1.96%) Wireless
8 3 (1.47%) MPLS
8 3 (1.47%) DMZ
8 3 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.98%) HSRP
9 2 (0.98%) NAS
9 2 (0.98%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.98%) OSPF
9 2 (0.98%) BGP
9 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.98%) VLAN
9 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.47%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.98%) Big Data
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.49%) OLTP
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 59 (28.92%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Retail
3 16 (7.84%) Banking
4 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.94%) Back Office
6 4 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.96%) Legal
7 3 (1.47%) Front Office
7 3 (1.47%) Billing
8 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.41%) .NET
2 6 (2.94%) J2EE
3 5 (2.45%) Middleware
4 2 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.49%) REST
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.86%) N-Tier
5 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.45%) PKI
8 3 (1.47%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.98%) PMI
9 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.98%) GIS
9 2 (0.98%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) BYOD
10 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.49%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.61%) Windows
2 20 (9.80%) Linux
3 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.43%) UNIX
5 6 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.49%) Information Security
2 49 (24.02%) Security Architecture
3 37 (18.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 35 (17.16%) TOGAF
5 29 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (13.73%) ITIL
7 24 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 21 (10.29%) Project Management
9 20 (9.80%) Waterfall
10 19 (9.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
12 17 (8.33%) UML
13 16 (7.84%) Service Delivery
14 14 (6.86%) Change Management
14 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2
14 14 (6.86%) SABSA
15 13 (6.37%) SIEM
16 12 (5.88%) Cyber Security
17 11 (5.39%) Data Protection
18 10 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.80%) SQL
2 12 (5.88%) Java
3 6 (2.94%) Scala
4 3 (1.47%) C
5 2 (0.98%) C#
5 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.98%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) VB6
6 1 (0.49%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.49%) ABAP
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (21.08%) CISSP
2 39 (19.12%) Degree
3 17 (8.33%) CISM
4 10 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.43%) CCNP
6 7 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (2.94%) SSCP
7 6 (2.94%) CEH
7 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.47%) MCP
8 3 (1.47%) MCSA
8 3 (1.47%) CHFI
9 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.98%) HND
9 2 (0.98%) MCSE
9 2 (0.98%) CCNA
9 2 (0.98%) CCDP
9 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.84%) QA
3 15 (7.35%) COBIT
4 10 (4.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.47%) XenApp
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
6 1 (0.49%) SRDF
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) Control-M
3 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.20%) VMware
3 29 (14.22%) Cisco
4 20 (9.80%) Oracle
5 13 (6.37%) IBM
6 9 (4.41%) Citrix
7 6 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.94%) Splunk
7 6 (2.94%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.45%) Rapid7
8 5 (2.45%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.45%) Tripwire
9 3 (1.47%) NetApp
9 3 (1.47%) HP
9 3 (1.47%) EMC
9 3 (1.47%) SAP
10 2 (0.98%) Altiris
10 2 (0.98%) Veeam
10 2 (0.98%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.98%) CheckPoint
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