Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 42 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,066 6,476 8,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.44% 5.54% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 5.80% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,609 5,328 6,467
Median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £55,330 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £110,000 £101,250
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +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 53,561 111,692 134,874
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.57% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 44,104 91,107 110,313
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +3 1,520 £87,500 +2.94% 356
South East -12 509 £72,500 - 84
North of England 0 426 £70,000 +3.70% 114
Midlands -15 273 £72,000 +2.86% 78
North West +7 220 £72,500 +3.57% 64
South West -4 175 £65,000 -3.70% 64
West Midlands -20 174 £70,000 +3.70% 59
Yorkshire -7 156 £65,000 - 40
East of England -13 103 £72,500 -3.33% 50
East Midlands +14 98 £75,000 -11.76% 19
North East +18 54 £56,250 -1.79% 10
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 1,178 (38.42%) Azure
2 893 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 883 (28.80%) AWS
4 647 (21.10%) Microsoft
5 591 (19.28%) Finance
6 579 (18.88%) DevOps
7 502 (16.37%) Microservices
8 459 (14.97%) Java
9 434 (14.16%) TOGAF
10 432 (14.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 388 (12.65%) .NET
12 355 (11.58%) SQL
13 353 (11.51%) PaaS
14 338 (11.02%) Migration
15 318 (10.37%) Analytics
16 309 (10.08%) SaaS
17 308 (10.05%) Python
18 302 (9.85%) Kubernetes
19 296 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
20 286 (9.33%) GCP
21 273 (8.90%) SQL Server
22 266 (8.68%) Docker
23 261 (8.51%) Presales
24 243 (7.93%) Degree
24 243 (7.93%) Security Cleared
25 237 (7.73%) JavaScript
25 237 (7.73%) IaaS
26 230 (7.50%) C#
27 226 (7.37%) Windows
28 221 (7.21%) Business Intelligence

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
1 131 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.12%) Apache
3 63 (2.05%) CMS
4 53 (1.73%) Apache Spark
5 40 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.27%) Confluence
7 37 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
8 31 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 27 (0.88%) Red Hat Fuse
11 26 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (0.75%) JBoss
13 22 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
15 18 (0.59%) IIS
16 17 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.52%) Skype for Business
18 14 (0.46%) Drupal
19 13 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 23 (0.75%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.098%) Figma
6 2 (0.065%) InVision
6 2 (0.065%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.065%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.065%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.033%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.65%) Loan IQ
2 20 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 19 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
5 12 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
6 11 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.29%) Infor M3
7 9 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.26%) SAP GTS
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.23%) SAP PM
10 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.13%) Eikon
12 4 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,178 (38.42%) Azure
2 883 (28.80%) AWS
3 353 (11.51%) PaaS
4 309 (10.08%) SaaS
5 286 (9.33%) GCP
6 237 (7.73%) IaaS
7 158 (5.15%) Office 365
8 104 (3.39%) Power Platform
9 100 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 95 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
11 93 (3.03%) Serverless
12 68 (2.22%) OpenShift
13 63 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
14 60 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
15 56 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
16 50 (1.63%) Boomi
17 39 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
18 38 (1.24%) Apigee
18 38 (1.24%) GitHub
19 35 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (5.12%) Firewall
2 70 (2.28%) WAN
3 62 (2.02%) DNS
3 62 (2.02%) Network Security
4 61 (1.99%) LAN
5 55 (1.79%) VPN
6 45 (1.47%) Internet
7 44 (1.44%) Wireless
8 42 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 40 (1.30%) Skype
10 35 (1.14%) BGP
11 32 (1.04%) MPLS
11 32 (1.04%) OSPF
11 32 (1.04%) Unified Communications
12 31 (1.01%) SAN
13 30 (0.98%) HTTP
14 25 (0.82%) DHCP
15 23 (0.75%) VSAN
16 19 (0.62%) VoIP
17 18 (0.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 205 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
3 198 (6.46%) Big Data
4 151 (4.92%) Data Lake
5 102 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 82 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 81 (2.64%) MySQL
9 69 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
10 68 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 64 (2.09%) Hadoop
12 55 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (1.60%) MongoDB
14 48 (1.57%) Power BI
15 40 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
16 38 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 37 (1.21%) RDBMS
18 34 (1.11%) Redis
19 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 30 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 132 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 96 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 60 (1.96%) JIRA
4 34 (1.11%) GitLab
5 33 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 27 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 23 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.68%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.36%) ERwin
9 11 (0.36%) Maven
9 11 (0.36%) Selenium
10 9 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.26%) JUnit
11 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.16%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.16%) NUnit
12 5 (0.16%) Rational Rose
12 5 (0.16%) Robot Framework
12 5 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 591 (19.28%) Finance
2 171 (5.58%) Banking
3 163 (5.32%) Public Sector
4 130 (4.24%) Retail
5 129 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 117 (3.82%) Marketing
7 84 (2.74%) Back Office
8 53 (1.73%) Law
9 52 (1.70%) Legal
10 48 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.27%) Advertising
12 31 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 29 (0.95%) Electronics
14 28 (0.91%) Front Office
15 25 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.75%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.75%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.68%) Military
18 10 (0.33%) Automotive
19 8 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (12.65%) .NET
2 187 (6.10%) Web Services
3 139 (4.53%) REST
4 137 (4.47%) CSS
5 126 (4.11%) React
6 111 (3.62%) Kafka
7 102 (3.33%) .NET Core
8 96 (3.13%) AngularJS
9 85 (2.77%) HTML
9 85 (2.77%) Spring
10 82 (2.67%) Middleware
11 81 (2.64%) XML
12 78 (2.54%) .NET Framework
13 74 (2.41%) Node.js
14 72 (2.35%) JSON
15 69 (2.25%) jQuery
16 68 (2.22%) RESTful
17 63 (2.05%) GraphQL
18 62 (2.02%) OAuth
18 62 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.39%) Public Cloud
2 160 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (4.57%) Data Centre
4 137 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 131 (4.27%) Cloud Native
6 98 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 91 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 74 (2.41%) User Experience
9 49 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 43 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 43 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 42 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 39 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 39 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 38 (1.24%) N-Tier
14 32 (1.04%) Data Structures
15 26 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
15 26 (0.85%) Life Science
16 23 (0.75%) Fixed Income
16 23 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 226 (7.37%) Windows
2 149 (4.86%) Linux
3 73 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 49 (1.60%) Unix
5 30 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 20 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.59%) Android
9 15 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (0.36%) VMS
11 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.098%) CentOS
12 3 (0.098%) Solaris
12 3 (0.098%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.065%) AIX
13 2 (0.065%) MVS
13 2 (0.065%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (18.88%) DevOps
3 502 (16.37%) Microservices
4 434 (14.16%) TOGAF
5 432 (14.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 338 (11.02%) Migration
7 318 (10.37%) Analytics
8 296 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 261 (8.51%) Presales
10 221 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
11 213 (6.95%) Technical Architecture
12 209 (6.82%) IT Strategy
13 205 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
14 201 (6.56%) Software Engineering
15 198 (6.46%) Technology Roadmap
16 193 (6.29%) Scrum
17 181 (5.90%) Security Architecture
18 175 (5.71%) Data Modelling
19 172 (5.61%) Open Source
20 170 (5.54%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 459 (14.97%) Java
2 355 (11.58%) SQL
3 308 (10.05%) Python
4 237 (7.73%) JavaScript
5 230 (7.50%) C#
6 99 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 78 (2.54%) C
8 52 (1.70%) C++
9 36 (1.17%) R
10 35 (1.14%) Go
11 33 (1.08%) Ruby
12 21 (0.68%) PHP
13 17 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.52%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.52%) Scala
15 11 (0.36%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.20%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.16%) Perl
18 4 (0.13%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 243 (7.93%) Degree
1 243 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 172 (5.61%) SC Cleared
3 114 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (3.07%) CISSP
5 89 (2.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 67 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (1.83%) CCNA
7 56 (1.83%) CCNP
8 55 (1.79%) AWS Certification
9 50 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 46 (1.50%) CISM
11 43 (1.40%) CCIE
12 41 (1.34%) DV Cleared
13 39 (1.27%) CISA
14 36 (1.17%) MCSE
15 34 (1.11%) Sun Certification
16 16 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (0.46%) Master's Degree
18 12 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (2.02%) NIST
3 57 (1.86%) GDPR
4 43 (1.40%) QA
5 39 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 39 (1.27%) NCSC
6 29 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.75%) MiFID
8 21 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
8 21 (0.68%) EMIR
8 21 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 18 (0.59%) COBIT
10 17 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 15 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.39%) NIST 800
13 12 (0.39%) SLA
14 10 (0.33%) GAMP
14 10 (0.33%) HIPAA
14 10 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 266 (8.68%) Docker
2 192 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 112 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.24%) vSphere
5 31 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 29 (0.95%) XenApp
7 28 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 21 (0.68%) vCloud
9 19 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.36%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.33%) HDFS
13 7 (0.23%) Firmware
13 7 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.13%) NDS
14 4 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.098%) Varnish
15 3 (0.098%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 302 (9.85%) Kubernetes
2 182 (5.94%) Terraform
3 98 (3.20%) Ansible
4 61 (1.99%) SCCM
5 54 (1.76%) Puppet
6 50 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 50 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (1.17%) vCenter Server
8 34 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (0.98%) vRealize
10 18 (0.59%) Grafana
11 14 (0.46%) MIIS
12 11 (0.36%) SCOM
13 9 (0.29%) CASB
13 9 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.26%) Salt
15 6 (0.20%) SCOrch
16 5 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
16 5 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 647 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 210 (6.85%) Oracle
3 181 (5.90%) VMware
4 172 (5.61%) Google
5 149 (4.86%) SAP
6 130 (4.24%) Cisco
7 115 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
8 113 (3.69%) Databricks
9 97 (3.16%) IBM
10 77 (2.51%) MuleSoft
11 75 (2.45%) Dell
12 70 (2.28%) Red Hat
13 58 (1.89%) Citrix
14 50 (1.63%) Sparx
15 42 (1.37%) Juniper
16 37 (1.21%) Fortinet
17 35 (1.14%) Adobe
18 34 (1.11%) EMC
19 32 (1.04%) Pega
19 32 (1.04%) TIBCO