Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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

Architect
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 100 73
Rank change year-on-year -17 -27 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 31 73 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.41% 2.69% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.74% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15 63 53
Cambridge median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £53,050 £53,750 £54,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £92,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2,104 2,661 2,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 97.94% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 2,077 1,883
Cambridge median annual salary £47,625 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.56% +3.15%
10th Percentile £28,875 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +4.05%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cambridge

Architect
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Architect in Cambridge

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Cambridge region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) Machine Learning
3 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (19.35%) Open Source
4 6 (19.35%) OpenStack
4 6 (19.35%) Open Source Development
4 6 (19.35%) IT Strategy
5 5 (16.13%) Firewall
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (12.90%) UML
6 4 (12.90%) C
6 4 (12.90%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (12.90%) Innovative Thinking
6 4 (12.90%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (12.90%) Docker
7 3 (9.68%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (9.68%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (9.68%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (9.68%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (9.68%) KVM

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 6 (19.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) J2SE
1 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (9.68%) Life Science
2 3 (9.68%) Reference Data
2 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Machine Learning
2 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (19.35%) IT Strategy
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source Development
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Creative Thinking
3 4 (12.90%) Customer-Centricity
3 4 (12.90%) Innovative Thinking
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.90%) UML
3 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (9.68%) Critical Success Factor
4 3 (9.68%) Data Management
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) DNA
4 3 (9.68%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (9.68%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (9.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Ada
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) KVM
2 3 (9.68%) Lustre
2 3 (9.68%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) WorldPay
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Intel
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft