The median annual salary for an Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Architect
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 63 45
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 27 8 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.35% 1.16% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 1.18% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 29
Median salary £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +11.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £78,430 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 495 676 733
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.02% 98.11% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 425 590 598
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Architect in Cardiff

Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 27 (61.36%) Finance
2 18 (40.91%) IT Strategy
3 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (29.55%) Change Management
4 13 (29.55%) TOGAF
5 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
7 10 (22.73%) Banking
8 9 (20.45%) .NET
9 8 (18.18%) Internet
9 8 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
9 8 (18.18%) Online Banking
10 7 (15.91%) Spring
10 7 (15.91%) Data Migration
10 7 (15.91%) Migration
10 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
10 7 (15.91%) Web Services
10 7 (15.91%) SOA
10 7 (15.91%) Business Transformation
11 6 (13.64%) Java
11 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (11.36%) C
12 5 (11.36%) UML
12 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
12 5 (11.36%) ISEB
12 5 (11.36%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (11.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (9.09%) MongoDB

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.55%) Alfresco
2 2 (4.55%) Documentum
2 2 (4.55%) Drupal
2 2 (4.55%) FileNet
2 2 (4.55%) Liferay
2 2 (4.55%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.55%) LiveLink
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) IPsec
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.82%) Big Data
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) SQLite
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Maven
2 2 (4.55%) Ant
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) Subversion
2 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.55%) Xcode
3 1 (2.27%) ERwin
General
1 27 (61.36%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) Spring
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) Angular 2
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) Dojo
4 2 (4.55%) Ext JS
4 2 (4.55%) Java EE
4 2 (4.55%) jQuery
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
4 2 (4.55%) JSR 170
4 2 (4.55%) Kafka
4 2 (4.55%) OpenGL
4 2 (4.55%) React
4 2 (4.55%) Sencha Touch
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Spring MVC
4 2 (4.55%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Online Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Android
1 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) IT Strategy
2 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (29.55%) Change Management
3 13 (29.55%) TOGAF
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
6 8 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (15.91%) Business Transformation
7 7 (15.91%) Data Migration
7 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 7 (15.91%) SOA
8 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.36%) UML
9 3 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) B2B
9 3 (6.82%) SDLC
10 2 (4.55%) Personalization
10 2 (4.55%) Presales
10 2 (4.55%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) C
3 3 (6.82%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.55%) R
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe
2 2 (4.55%) FatWire
2 2 (4.55%) IBM
2 2 (4.55%) Interwoven
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) OpenText
2 2 (4.55%) Sencha
2 2 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.55%) Vignette
2 2 (4.55%) Xerox
3 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.27%) Informatica
3 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.27%) Netezza
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau
3 1 (2.27%) Teradata