Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 78 55
Rank change year-on-year +34 -23 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 34 36 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.16% 2.61% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 2.65% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 51
Cardiff median annual salary £57,500 £67,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.81% +28.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £42,318 £51,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £68,750 £71,250
South Wales median annual salary £56,250 £58,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.02% +10.48% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 809 1359 1542
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.02% 98.41% 98.66%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1227 1318
Cardiff median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,250
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +2.86%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) TOGAF
3 10 (29.41%) SOA
3 10 (29.41%) Internet
4 9 (26.47%) Web Services
4 9 (26.47%) Banking
4 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
5 8 (23.53%) Online Banking
6 7 (20.59%) UML
6 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) ISEB
6 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (20.59%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (17.65%) Spring
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) Java
8 4 (11.76%) Maven
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) Docker
8 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) IT Strategy
9 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
9 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 3 (8.82%) MVC

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 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) BGP
2 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) MPLS
2 2 (5.88%) OSPF
2 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Maven
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Web Services
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) Spring
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) Kafka
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) RESTful
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Online Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) SOA
2 10 (29.41%) TOGAF
3 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.59%) UML
4 4 (11.76%) SDLC
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) IT Strategy
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Process Management
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) CCNP
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Avaya
2 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix