Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 87 38
Rank change year-on-year +36 -49 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 239 131 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.43% 3.44% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 3.53% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 199 106 152
Bristol median annual salary £70,000 £68,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +1.48% +12.50%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £85,250 £82,500 £90,000
South West median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £67,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3,621 3,713 3,221
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.51% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,981 3,089 2,810
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Architect in Bristol

Architect
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Bristol

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 95 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (30.96%) Java
3 57 (23.85%) SOA
4 48 (20.08%) Microsoft
5 47 (19.67%) TOGAF
6 45 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (17.15%) Finance
8 40 (16.74%) C#
9 39 (16.32%) .NET
10 35 (14.64%) Scrum
10 35 (14.64%) Open Source
11 34 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
12 32 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (13.39%) DevOps
13 31 (12.97%) Technical Architecture
14 28 (11.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 27 (11.30%) SC Cleared
16 25 (10.46%) Hadoop
17 24 (10.04%) JavaScript
17 24 (10.04%) Telecoms
17 24 (10.04%) Presales
18 23 (9.62%) Microservices
18 23 (9.62%) Node.js
18 23 (9.62%) Big Data
18 23 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (9.62%) HTML
19 22 (9.21%) User Experience
20 21 (8.79%) Software Engineering
20 21 (8.79%) HTML5

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (7.11%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (5.44%) Apache
4 2 (0.84%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.84%) Revit
4 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.69%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.35%) Office 365
5 7 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.93%) SaaS
6 5 (2.09%) PaaS
7 4 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.26%) IaaS
9 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Serverless
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.93%) Firewall
2 5 (2.09%) Wireless
3 4 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.26%) BGP
4 3 (1.26%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (1.26%) Network Security
4 3 (1.26%) OSPF
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
5 2 (0.84%) LAN
5 2 (0.84%) WLAN
6 1 (0.42%) VPN
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.46%) Hadoop
2 23 (9.62%) Big Data
3 17 (7.11%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.93%) MySQL
6 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.84%) Power BI
8 2 (0.84%) QlikView
9 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.26%) ERwin
2 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (17.15%) Finance
2 24 (10.04%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.37%) Manufacturing
4 19 (7.95%) Electronics
4 19 (7.95%) Marketing
5 7 (2.93%) Banking
5 7 (2.93%) Retail
6 6 (2.51%) Law
7 5 (2.09%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.67%) Automotive
8 4 (1.67%) Military
9 3 (1.26%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.32%) .NET
2 23 (9.62%) HTML
2 23 (9.62%) Node.js
3 21 (8.79%) HTML5
4 20 (8.37%) AngularJS
5 19 (7.95%) KnockoutJS
6 18 (7.53%) React
7 12 (5.02%) Web Services
8 10 (4.18%) REST
8 10 (4.18%) XML
9 8 (3.35%) Middleware
10 7 (2.93%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.09%) J2EE
11 5 (2.09%) WCF
12 4 (1.67%) CSS
13 3 (1.26%) JSF
13 3 (1.26%) Spring
14 2 (0.84%) JSON
14 2 (0.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) User Experience
2 19 (7.95%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (6.69%) Public Cloud
5 13 (5.44%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.93%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.09%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.09%) NHS
8 5 (2.09%) PKI
9 4 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.28%) Windows
2 9 (3.77%) Linux
3 5 (2.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.85%) SOA
3 47 (19.67%) TOGAF
4 35 (14.64%) Open Source
4 35 (14.64%) Scrum
5 32 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (13.39%) DevOps
6 31 (12.97%) Technical Architecture
7 28 (11.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (10.04%) Presales
9 23 (9.62%) Microservices
9 23 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.79%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.95%) Collaborative Working
11 19 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
11 19 (7.95%) Programme Management
12 18 (7.53%) UML
12 18 (7.53%) Waterfall
13 17 (7.11%) ArchiMate
13 17 (7.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 74 (30.96%) Java
2 40 (16.74%) C#
3 24 (10.04%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.95%) C
5 15 (6.28%) Scala
6 11 (4.60%) SQL
7 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.67%) PHP
9 3 (1.26%) C++
9 3 (1.26%) Python
10 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.84%) Ruby
11 1 (0.42%) Java 8
11 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.11%) Degree
4 15 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.86%) MCSA
5 14 (5.86%) MCSE
6 6 (2.51%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.51%) CISSP
6 6 (2.51%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.67%) CISA
7 4 (1.67%) CISM
8 3 (1.26%) CEH
8 3 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.26%) CSSLP
8 3 (1.26%) GIAC
8 3 (1.26%) ISEB
8 3 (1.26%) SANS
8 3 (1.26%) SSCP
9 2 (0.84%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.35%) QA
2 6 (2.51%) GDPR
3 5 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.26%) COBIT
4 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 8 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.09%) vSphere
3 5 (2.09%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Docker
5 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.42%) KVM
6 1 (0.42%) QEMU
6 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) SCVMM
2 5 (2.09%) SCCM
2 5 (2.09%) SCOM
3 2 (0.84%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.84%) Salt
3 2 (0.84%) Terraform
4 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (20.08%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.37%) Oracle
2 20 (8.37%) SAP
3 9 (3.77%) Cisco
3 9 (3.77%) Citrix
3 9 (3.77%) VMware
4 8 (3.35%) Juniper
5 6 (2.51%) Google
6 5 (2.09%) CA
6 5 (2.09%) Remedy
7 4 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.67%) EMC
7 4 (1.67%) F5
7 4 (1.67%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.26%) BMC
8 3 (1.26%) Casewise
8 3 (1.26%) NetApp
8 3 (1.26%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.84%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.84%) TIBCO