Period
to 18 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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

Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 31 58
Rank change year-on-year -24 +27 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 72 167 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.91% 6.91% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 7.26% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 58 102 62
Edinburgh median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £54,025 £51,350 £55,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £104,875 £78,750
Scotland median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 1,758 2,299 2,519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.16% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1,450 1,593
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,122 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 22 (30.56%) Azure
2 22 (30.56%) Security Architecture
3 19 (26.39%) AWS
4 18 (25.00%) Information Security
5 17 (23.61%) TOGAF
6 13 (18.06%) Analytics
6 13 (18.06%) GCP
7 12 (16.67%) Oracle
8 11 (15.28%) Java
8 11 (15.28%) Security Management
8 11 (15.28%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (15.28%) SABSA
9 10 (13.89%) GDPR
9 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.89%) Google
9 10 (13.89%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (13.89%) Degree
9 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
9 10 (13.89%) SIEM
10 9 (12.50%) Network Security
10 9 (12.50%) Cryptography
10 9 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (12.50%) CISSP
10 9 (12.50%) GIAC
10 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.50%) CISM
10 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (6.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Markit EDM
1 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 4 (5.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 4 (5.56%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.39%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.56%) Azure
2 19 (26.39%) AWS
3 13 (18.06%) GCP
4 5 (6.94%) Office 365
5 4 (5.56%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.78%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) PaaS
6 2 (2.78%) SaaS
7 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Network Security
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.56%) Power BI
5 3 (4.17%) Big Data
5 3 (4.17%) Data Lake
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.78%) HBase
6 2 (2.78%) Impala
6 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.78%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Kafka
2 4 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 4 (5.56%) REST
2 4 (5.56%) SOAP
2 4 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.17%) React
3 3 (4.17%) Spring
4 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) HTML5
5 1 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) React Native
5 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) AIX
1 4 (5.56%) zOS
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Security Architecture
2 18 (25.00%) Information Security
3 17 (23.61%) TOGAF
4 13 (18.06%) Analytics
5 11 (15.28%) Identity Access Management
5 11 (15.28%) SABSA
5 11 (15.28%) Security Management
6 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
6 10 (13.89%) SIEM
6 10 (13.89%) Zachman Framework
7 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.50%) Cryptography
7 9 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 9 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (11.11%) SOA
9 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.72%) IT Strategy
9 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) Java
2 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.17%) C#
3 3 (4.17%) R
4 2 (2.78%) C
4 2 (2.78%) SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) CISM
2 9 (12.50%) CISSP
2 9 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) GDPR
1 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (11.11%) NIST
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) Google
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) Ab Initio
4 4 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.56%) Charles River
4 4 (5.56%) FactSet
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.56%) Sparx
4 4 (5.56%) Workday
5 3 (4.17%) Tableau
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) SAP