Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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

Architect
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,302 2,595 7,271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.86% 5.77% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.42% 6.09% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,380 1,964 5,391
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,330 £55,000
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,250 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.63% -2.90% +3.33%
75th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £118,375 £108,750
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 98,184 42,590 124,558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.29% 94.74% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 69,325 35,692 101,241
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,854 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in England

Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in England.

Salary trend for Architect in England

Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Architect in England

Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 2,920 £90,000 - 702
South East -8 970 £77,500 +6.90% 194
North of England 0 935 £75,000 +7.14% 182
Midlands +5 578 £75,000 +7.14% 147
West Midlands +13 466 £75,000 +11.11% 96
North West -14 450 £75,000 +7.14% 112
Yorkshire +25 438 £72,500 +11.54% 55
South West +2 403 £70,000 - 87
East of England +21 301 £75,000 - 78
East Midlands -39 104 £72,500 -1.49% 51
North East -8 50 £70,000 +7.69% 15
South Coast - 4 £80,000 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2,333 (37.02%) Azure
2 1,822 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,777 (28.20%) AWS
4 1,429 (22.68%) Social Skills
5 1,290 (20.47%) Microsoft
6 1,191 (18.90%) DevOps
7 1,189 (18.87%) Finance
8 938 (14.88%) Microservices
9 813 (12.90%) Analytics
10 765 (12.14%) SQL
11 762 (12.09%) Presales
12 746 (11.84%) GCP
13 734 (11.65%) Java
14 716 (11.36%) TOGAF
15 694 (11.01%) PaaS
16 675 (10.71%) Migration
17 648 (10.28%) SaaS
18 634 (10.06%) Security Cleared
19 630 (10.00%) Kubernetes
20 602 (9.55%) .NET
21 585 (9.28%) Degree
22 584 (9.27%) Public Cloud
23 541 (8.58%) IaaS
24 537 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
25 534 (8.47%) SC Cleared
26 533 (8.46%) Data Modelling
27 531 (8.43%) Docker
28 511 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
29 509 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
30 491 (7.79%) Python

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 174 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 147 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 143 (2.27%) CMS
4 70 (1.11%) EPiServer
5 66 (1.05%) Confluence
6 53 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 51 (0.81%) IIS
8 46 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 36 (0.57%) Apache
10 34 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 31 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 31 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (0.38%) Appian
14 23 (0.36%) SAS
15 21 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.29%) Drupal
17 15 (0.24%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.22%) Apache Pig
19 12 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 52 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.16%) Simulink
7 6 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.048%) Figma
8 3 (0.048%) Weka
9 2 (0.032%) Sketch
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 123 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 35 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 34 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 25 (0.40%) Magento
5 25 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 14 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.22%) SAP MDG
8 11 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 10 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
9 10 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.11%) SAP IBP
12 6 (0.095%) Elite 3E
12 6 (0.095%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2,333 (37.02%) Azure
2 1,777 (28.20%) AWS
3 746 (11.84%) GCP
4 694 (11.01%) PaaS
5 648 (10.28%) SaaS
6 541 (8.58%) IaaS
7 333 (5.28%) Serverless
8 321 (5.09%) Power Platform
9 283 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
10 139 (2.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 136 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
12 133 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 129 (2.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 120 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
15 102 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
16 94 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
17 87 (1.38%) iPaaS
18 86 (1.36%) Snowflake
19 81 (1.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
20 68 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 240 (3.81%) Firewall
2 131 (2.08%) WAN
3 111 (1.76%) LAN
4 87 (1.38%) DNS
5 80 (1.27%) Network Security
6 71 (1.13%) Internet
7 70 (1.11%) VPN
8 66 (1.05%) Wireless
9 65 (1.03%) MPLS
10 61 (0.97%) HTTP
11 53 (0.84%) SD-WAN
12 50 (0.79%) Broadband
13 49 (0.78%) TCP/IP
14 47 (0.75%) OSPF
15 46 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
16 45 (0.71%) BGP
17 37 (0.59%) 5G
18 36 (0.57%) IPv6
19 35 (0.56%) Ethernet
20 34 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 466 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
3 413 (6.55%) Big Data
4 272 (4.32%) Data Lake
5 270 (4.28%) NoSQL
6 220 (3.49%) Power BI
7 187 (2.97%) Relational Database
8 172 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 135 (2.14%) Tableau
10 121 (1.92%) Metadata
11 110 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
12 98 (1.56%) MySQL
13 97 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
14 91 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
15 88 (1.40%) MongoDB
16 68 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 67 (1.06%) RDBMS
18 59 (0.94%) Apache Hive
19 55 (0.87%) HBase
20 50 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 160 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 105 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 86 (1.36%) JIRA
4 51 (0.81%) TeamCity
5 40 (0.63%) GitLab
5 40 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (0.62%) Bitbucket
6 39 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
7 30 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 27 (0.43%) ERwin
10 26 (0.41%) Selenium
10 26 (0.41%) Vagrant
11 24 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (0.32%) gulp
13 18 (0.29%) Maven
14 16 (0.25%) ER Studio
15 14 (0.22%) Grunt
15 14 (0.22%) webpack
16 13 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,429 (22.68%) Social Skills
2 1,189 (18.87%) Finance
3 408 (6.47%) Retail
4 385 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
5 324 (5.14%) Public Sector
6 313 (4.97%) Marketing
7 289 (4.59%) Banking
8 280 (4.44%) Presentation Skills
9 213 (3.38%) Telecoms
10 200 (3.17%) Law
11 140 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
12 122 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 111 (1.76%) Manufacturing
14 94 (1.49%) Advertising
15 85 (1.35%) Legal
16 83 (1.32%) Automotive
17 72 (1.14%) Electronics
18 64 (1.02%) Games
19 60 (0.95%) Back Office
20 57 (0.90%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (9.55%) .NET
2 358 (5.68%) Web Services
3 240 (3.81%) React
4 236 (3.74%) REST
5 184 (2.92%) Node.js
6 181 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 179 (2.84%) Spring
8 161 (2.55%) .NET Core
9 157 (2.49%) Kafka
10 134 (2.13%) HTML
11 113 (1.79%) Middleware
12 109 (1.73%) CSS
13 104 (1.65%) RESTful
14 89 (1.41%) JSON
15 85 (1.35%) SOAP
16 83 (1.32%) Spring Boot
17 77 (1.22%) ASP.NET
18 71 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 68 (1.08%) ARM Templates
20 66 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 584 (9.27%) Public Cloud
2 425 (6.74%) Cloud Native
3 299 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 250 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 238 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
6 220 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 209 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
8 129 (2.05%) User Experience
9 114 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 102 (1.62%) Legacy Systems
11 101 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 95 (1.51%) Private Cloud
13 78 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 62 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
15 60 (0.95%) Robotics
16 55 (0.87%) Life Science
17 54 (0.86%) Blog
18 47 (0.75%) Mobile App
19 44 (0.70%) NHS
20 43 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 436 (6.92%) Windows
2 314 (4.98%) Linux
3 111 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 74 (1.17%) Unix
5 52 (0.83%) Android
6 47 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 39 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 37 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.57%) Debian
11 35 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 33 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 30 (0.48%) CentOS
14 24 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
15 22 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.14%) Mesosphere
18 8 (0.13%) VMS
19 4 (0.063%) AIX
19 4 (0.063%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,822 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,191 (18.90%) DevOps
3 938 (14.88%) Microservices
4 813 (12.90%) Analytics
5 762 (12.09%) Presales
6 716 (11.36%) TOGAF
7 675 (10.71%) Migration
8 537 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 533 (8.46%) Data Modelling
10 511 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 509 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
12 467 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
13 452 (7.17%) Data Architecture
14 447 (7.09%) Software Engineering
15 442 (7.01%) Computer Science
16 433 (6.87%) Mentoring
17 408 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
18 388 (6.16%) IT Strategy
19 386 (6.13%) Artificial Intelligence
20 380 (6.03%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 765 (12.14%) SQL
2 734 (11.65%) Java
3 491 (7.79%) Python
4 418 (6.63%) C#
5 344 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 243 (3.86%) PowerShell
7 124 (1.97%) Bash Shell
8 116 (1.84%) C
9 97 (1.54%) C++
10 96 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 74 (1.17%) Ruby
12 69 (1.09%) PHP
13 68 (1.08%) Scala
14 62 (0.98%) Go
15 60 (0.95%) R
16 53 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 41 (0.65%) Shell Script
18 39 (0.62%) PL/SQL
19 35 (0.56%) Apex Code
20 34 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 634 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 585 (9.28%) Degree
3 534 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 183 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 175 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 133 (2.11%) TOGAF Certification
7 129 (2.05%) CISSP
8 114 (1.81%) AWS Certification
9 112 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 95 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 77 (1.22%) MCSE
12 76 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
13 72 (1.14%) CISM
14 46 (0.73%) CCNA
15 45 (0.71%) MCP
16 42 (0.67%) Master's Degree
17 40 (0.63%) OCP
18 38 (0.60%) CCNP
19 36 (0.57%) CCIE
20 29 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (2.22%) NIST
3 134 (2.13%) QA
4 129 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 125 (1.98%) GDPR
6 49 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 47 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 42 (0.67%) COBIT
9 41 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 28 (0.44%) Accessibility
11 23 (0.36%) NCSC
12 22 (0.35%) CDISC
13 19 (0.30%) SLA
14 18 (0.29%) GRC
15 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.16%) JSP 440
15 10 (0.16%) NIST 800
16 8 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 7 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 531 (8.43%) Docker
2 299 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 289 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.84%) Firmware
6 32 (0.51%) vSphere
7 26 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 22 (0.35%) KVM
8 22 (0.35%) VMware NSX
9 21 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.19%) HDFS
12 10 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.11%) NFS
15 5 (0.079%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.063%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.048%) Apache Flume
18 2 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 2 (0.032%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 630 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 360 (5.71%) Terraform
3 311 (4.93%) Ansible
4 103 (1.63%) Puppet
5 86 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (1.32%) SCCM
7 40 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
8 38 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.35%) Istio
11 21 (0.33%) SCOM
12 20 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 20 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 20 (0.32%) Rancher
13 17 (0.27%) Grafana
14 15 (0.24%) vRealize
15 14 (0.22%) vCenter Server
16 13 (0.21%) CASB
16 13 (0.21%) FortiGate
17 11 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,290 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 409 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
3 380 (6.03%) Google
4 369 (5.86%) VMware
5 323 (5.13%) Oracle
6 233 (3.70%) SAP
7 182 (2.89%) Cisco
8 156 (2.48%) Databricks
9 148 (2.35%) MuleSoft
10 134 (2.13%) IBM
11 113 (1.79%) Citrix
12 96 (1.52%) ServiceNow
13 91 (1.44%) Informatica
14 88 (1.40%) Adobe
15 65 (1.03%) Dell
16 61 (0.97%) Red Hat
17 60 (0.95%) Cloudera
18 49 (0.78%) Hortonworks
19 48 (0.76%) EMC
20 41 (0.65%) Sitecore