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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Architect
Rank 791 785 810
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 111 91 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.085% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 80 62 71
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £50,450 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £95,250 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £60,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +0.41%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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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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 0 107 £55,000 -15.38% 9
London -28 28 £72,500 -7.93% 3
East Midlands +17 21 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Leicestershire - 18 £55,000 - 1
Leicester - 16 £55,000 - 1
South West -15 13 £31,000 -52.30% 2
South East -28 13 £70,000 +19.65%
East of England -24 10 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -25 10 £47,500 -25.49%
Yorkshire -25 10 £47,500 -25.49%
Hertfordshire -3 7 £52,500 -
West Midlands -7 7 £29,265 -44.25% 2
Bradford - 7 £47,500 -
Berkshire +6 6 £70,000 -
City of London 0 6 £71,500 +5.53% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £29,750 -
Tewkesbury - 6 £29,750 -
Reading -2 5 - -
Watford - 5 - -
Scotland -11 4 £52,500 -
Solihull - 4 £29,265 -
Wiltshire +5 3 - -
Swindon +4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £100,000 +122.22% 1
Hampshire -22 3 £70,000 +19.65%
North West -25 3 £32,000 -50.76%
Leeds -26 3 £49,325 -6.04%
Cambridge - 3 £100,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £32,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £55,000 - 2

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 57 (26.39%) Finance
2 44 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (19.91%) Firewall
3 43 (19.91%) TOGAF
4 42 (19.44%) Degree
5 37 (17.13%) Information Security
6 35 (16.20%) VMware
6 35 (16.20%) Microsoft
7 34 (15.74%) ITIL
8 32 (14.81%) Project Management
8 32 (14.81%) Retail
9 29 (13.43%) Linux
10 28 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (12.50%) Windows
11 27 (12.50%) Visualisation
12 26 (12.04%) Cisco
13 25 (11.57%) Wireless
14 24 (11.11%) Change Management
14 24 (11.11%) Legal
15 23 (10.65%) Risk Management
16 22 (10.19%) CISSP
17 21 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (9.26%) Oracle
18 20 (9.26%) Management Information System
18 20 (9.26%) Red Hat
18 20 (9.26%) CheckPoint
19 19 (8.80%) ERP
20 18 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
20 18 (8.33%) Telecoms
20 18 (8.33%) WAN

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (6.02%) Lync
2 4 (1.85%) IIS
2 4 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.31%) MS Office
3 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.87%) PaaS
2 13 (6.02%) IaaS
3 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.91%) Firewall
2 25 (11.57%) Wireless
3 18 (8.33%) WAN
4 17 (7.87%) LAN
5 11 (5.09%) Internet
6 9 (4.17%) SAN
7 5 (2.31%) DNS
7 5 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.31%) Network Security
8 3 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.93%) VPN
9 2 (0.93%) DHCP
9 2 (0.93%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.93%) Intranet
10 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.46%) SSH
10 1 (0.46%) VLAN
10 1 (0.46%) HTTP
10 1 (0.46%) VoIP
10 1 (0.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.46%) Big Data
2 1 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) JUnit
1 1 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (0.46%) jMock
General
1 57 (26.39%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Retail
3 24 (11.11%) Legal
4 18 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.63%) Banking
6 7 (3.24%) Marketing
7 6 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.78%) Back Office
8 5 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.39%) Law
9 3 (1.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.93%) International Banking
10 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) .NET
2 3 (1.39%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) J2EE
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.46%) Spring
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 20 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 16 (7.41%) Data Integration
5 14 (6.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.24%) Internet of Things
6 7 (3.24%) User Experience
7 6 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.39%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.39%) Clustering
9 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.46%) EPoS
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) DTV
11 1 (0.46%) e-Health
11 1 (0.46%) Economics
11 1 (0.46%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.43%) Linux
2 27 (12.50%) Windows
3 11 (5.09%) UNIX
4 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.39%) Solaris
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Debian
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) AIX
7 1 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) TOGAF
2 37 (17.13%) Information Security
3 34 (15.74%) ITIL
4 32 (14.81%) Project Management
5 24 (11.11%) Change Management
6 23 (10.65%) Risk Management
7 19 (8.80%) ERP
8 18 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
8 18 (8.33%) Security Architecture
9 17 (7.87%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (6.48%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (6.02%) Migration
13 12 (5.56%) IT Governance
13 12 (5.56%) PRINCE2
14 11 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (4.63%) Supplier Management
16 9 (4.17%) Data Architecture
17 8 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.94%) SQL
2 12 (5.56%) Java
3 7 (3.24%) Python
4 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.46%) C
5 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (19.44%) Degree
2 22 (10.19%) CISSP
3 21 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (8.33%) CISM
5 17 (7.87%) CCNA
6 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.31%) MCSE
9 3 (1.39%) MCSA
9 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.39%) CCNP
9 3 (1.39%) MCTS
10 2 (0.93%) MBCS
10 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.93%) CITP
10 2 (0.93%) CEH
11 1 (0.46%) MBA
11 1 (0.46%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) Basel III
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.02%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.39%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.39%) UAG
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.39%) SCCM
1 3 (1.39%) Puppet
2 2 (0.93%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (16.20%) Microsoft
1 35 (16.20%) VMware
2 26 (12.04%) Cisco
3 20 (9.26%) Oracle
3 20 (9.26%) CheckPoint
3 20 (9.26%) Red Hat
4 16 (7.41%) HP
5 15 (6.94%) SAP
6 12 (5.56%) ProCurve
7 8 (3.70%) Citrix
8 6 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.85%) NetApp
9 4 (1.85%) Siebel
9 4 (1.85%) IBM
10 3 (1.39%) Dell
10 3 (1.39%) Sage
10 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.39%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.93%) F5
11 2 (0.93%) Altiris
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