Period
to 6 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 41 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,927 8,452 8,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.56% 5.60% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 5.84% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,112 6,184 6,231
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 119,257 144,800 161,917
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.97% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 96,422 117,616 131,224
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in England

Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Architect in England

Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in England over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 +1 3,307 £85,000 +3.03% 516
South East +1 1,339 £72,500 +3.57% 224
North of England +7 741 £65,000 -7.14% 204
Midlands -14 664 £70,000 - 156
West Midlands -9 499 £67,500 -3.57% 103
East of England +17 404 £77,500 +6.90% 70
North West +11 397 £67,500 -3.57% 115
South West -32 361 £70,000 +3.70% 76
Yorkshire -4 294 £65,000 - 72
East Midlands +1 160 £85,000 +13.33% 53
North East -6 50 £60,000 -14.29% 17
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 2,188 (31.59%) Azure
2 2,130 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1,825 (26.35%) AWS
4 1,614 (23.30%) Finance
5 1,358 (19.60%) Microsoft
6 1,065 (15.37%) TOGAF
7 999 (14.42%) DevOps
8 945 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 861 (12.43%) Java
10 835 (12.05%) Migration
11 792 (11.43%) Microservices
12 781 (11.27%) SQL
13 772 (11.14%) Degree
14 714 (10.31%) .NET
15 713 (10.29%) Presales
16 705 (10.18%) IT Strategy
17 691 (9.98%) Technical Architecture
18 635 (9.17%) Analytics
19 632 (9.12%) Windows
20 630 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
21 604 (8.72%) Mentoring
22 585 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
23 577 (8.33%) C#
24 564 (8.14%) SQL Server
25 557 (8.04%) PaaS
26 555 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
27 548 (7.91%) Data Centre
28 535 (7.72%) Data Architecture
29 525 (7.58%) Data Modelling
30 519 (7.49%) Retail

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
1 256 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 189 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 134 (1.93%) CMS
3 134 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 87 (1.26%) Apache
5 81 (1.17%) Confluence
6 74 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 69 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 62 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 60 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 54 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 53 (0.77%) IIS
12 45 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 44 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 44 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 26 (0.38%) JBoss
14 26 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.32%) SAS
16 21 (0.30%) Anypoint
16 21 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 56 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 29 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 8 (0.12%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.072%) GNU Octave
7 5 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.058%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.058%) SPSS
9 2 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.014%) HipChat
10 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.014%) InVision
10 1 (0.014%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 59 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 55 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 51 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 46 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
5 43 (0.62%) SAP ERP
6 35 (0.51%) Magento
7 32 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
8 30 (0.43%) SAP CRM
8 30 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
9 27 (0.39%) NetSuite
10 22 (0.32%) SAP MM
11 16 (0.23%) SAP BPC
12 15 (0.22%) Avolution ABACUS
12 15 (0.22%) SAP SCM
13 14 (0.20%) SAP SD
14 12 (0.17%) Primavera
15 9 (0.13%) SAP PP
16 8 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
16 8 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
16 8 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,188 (31.59%) Azure
2 1,825 (26.35%) AWS
3 557 (8.04%) PaaS
4 514 (7.42%) SaaS
5 508 (7.33%) GCP
6 456 (6.58%) Office 365
7 379 (5.47%) IaaS
8 238 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
9 222 (3.20%) Serverless
10 220 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 179 (2.58%) Power Platform
12 168 (2.43%) Amazon S3
13 109 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
14 108 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
15 90 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 87 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
17 80 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
18 68 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
19 54 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
20 52 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 362 (5.23%) Firewall
2 273 (3.94%) WAN
3 214 (3.09%) LAN
4 165 (2.38%) Internet
5 143 (2.06%) VPN
6 129 (1.86%) Network Security
7 127 (1.83%) DNS
8 110 (1.59%) Wireless
9 98 (1.41%) Unified Communications
10 94 (1.36%) SAN
11 81 (1.17%) MPLS
12 70 (1.01%) VoIP
13 63 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 63 (0.91%) Skype
14 59 (0.85%) DHCP
15 56 (0.81%) BGP
16 53 (0.77%) HTTP
17 48 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
18 45 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 43 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 458 (6.61%) Big Data
3 445 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
4 254 (3.67%) NoSQL
5 253 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 200 (2.89%) Hadoop
7 169 (2.44%) Power BI
8 156 (2.25%) Data Lake
9 155 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 132 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
11 115 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 106 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 102 (1.47%) Apache Hive
14 101 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 101 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
15 86 (1.24%) RDBMS
16 85 (1.23%) MySQL
17 78 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 75 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 74 (1.07%) DB2
Development Applications
1 176 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 167 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 163 (2.35%) JIRA
4 96 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 65 (0.94%) Selenium
5 65 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 57 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 54 (0.78%) Maven
8 49 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 46 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.36%) WebDriver
12 24 (0.35%) Subversion
13 23 (0.33%) gulp
14 22 (0.32%) Vagrant
15 21 (0.30%) MSI
16 17 (0.25%) Ant
16 17 (0.25%) Bitbucket
16 17 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 16 (0.23%) RStudio
General
1 1,614 (23.30%) Finance
2 519 (7.49%) Retail
3 439 (6.34%) Banking
4 358 (5.17%) Marketing
5 325 (4.69%) Public Sector
6 225 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 207 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 180 (2.60%) Legal
9 176 (2.54%) Front Office
10 77 (1.11%) Back Office
11 64 (0.92%) Advertising
12 61 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 42 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 40 (0.58%) Games
15 39 (0.56%) Local Government
16 38 (0.55%) Electronics
16 38 (0.55%) Publishing
17 33 (0.48%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.48%) Automotive
17 33 (0.48%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (10.31%) .NET
2 492 (7.10%) Web Services
3 233 (3.36%) AngularJS
4 232 (3.35%) HTML
5 225 (3.25%) Node.js
6 211 (3.05%) REST
7 177 (2.56%) RESTful
8 173 (2.50%) CSS
9 168 (2.43%) React
10 166 (2.40%) Kafka
11 157 (2.27%) Middleware
12 135 (1.95%) ASP.NET
13 128 (1.85%) XML
14 119 (1.72%) .NET Core
15 118 (1.70%) J2EE
16 115 (1.66%) .NET Framework
17 106 (1.53%) Spring
18 91 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
19 88 (1.27%) JSON
20 85 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 630 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 548 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 410 (5.92%) Public Cloud
4 361 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 279 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 269 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
7 265 (3.83%) Cloud Native
8 197 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 188 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
10 162 (2.34%) User Experience
11 136 (1.96%) Virtual Team
12 115 (1.66%) Fixed Income
13 112 (1.62%) Private Cloud
14 103 (1.49%) Mobile App
15 94 (1.36%) Algorithms
16 81 (1.17%) PKI
17 73 (1.05%) Blog
18 72 (1.04%) Derivative
19 71 (1.02%) Clustering
20 60 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 632 (9.12%) Windows
2 479 (6.91%) Linux
3 207 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 149 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 114 (1.65%) Unix
6 64 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 45 (0.65%) Android
10 27 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.22%) VMS
11 15 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.19%) Solaris
14 11 (0.16%) AIX
15 9 (0.13%) CentOS
16 6 (0.087%) VME
17 5 (0.072%) Tizen
18 4 (0.058%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,130 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (15.37%) TOGAF
3 999 (14.42%) DevOps
4 945 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 835 (12.05%) Migration
6 792 (11.43%) Microservices
7 713 (10.29%) Presales
8 705 (10.18%) IT Strategy
9 691 (9.98%) Technical Architecture
10 635 (9.17%) Analytics
11 604 (8.72%) Mentoring
12 585 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
13 555 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 535 (7.72%) Data Architecture
15 525 (7.58%) Data Modelling
16 481 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
17 471 (6.80%) Technical Leadership
18 458 (6.61%) Project Management
19 454 (6.55%) Security Architecture
20 437 (6.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 861 (12.43%) Java
2 781 (11.27%) SQL
3 577 (8.33%) C#
4 486 (7.02%) Python
5 430 (6.21%) JavaScript
6 240 (3.46%) C
7 177 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 175 (2.53%) C++
9 88 (1.27%) R
10 67 (0.97%) Scala
11 63 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 54 (0.78%) Ruby
13 53 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 47 (0.68%) PHP
15 40 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 36 (0.52%) Perl
16 36 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 35 (0.51%) Java 8
18 32 (0.46%) Apex Code
19 31 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 772 (11.14%) Degree
2 425 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 271 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 221 (3.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 189 (2.73%) CISSP
7 162 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 149 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 135 (1.95%) AWS Certification
10 127 (1.83%) CISM
11 116 (1.67%) MCSE
12 105 (1.52%) CCIE
13 100 (1.44%) CCNA
14 96 (1.39%) CCNP
15 90 (1.30%) DV Cleared
16 51 (0.74%) CCDP
17 49 (0.71%) CISA
18 48 (0.69%) CFA
19 46 (0.66%) CIMA
20 42 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.58%) QA
2 172 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 142 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 124 (1.79%) GDPR
5 117 (1.69%) NIST
6 102 (1.47%) PCI DSS
7 93 (1.34%) COBIT
8 62 (0.90%) SLA
9 44 (0.64%) JSP 440
10 37 (0.53%) PMO
11 30 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 28 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 27 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 26 (0.38%) RMADS
15 25 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
16 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 16 (0.23%) NIST 800
17 13 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
17 13 (0.19%) PSD2
18 12 (0.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 412 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 321 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (4.09%) Docker
4 133 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 70 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 52 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (0.55%) HDFS
8 38 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 36 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (0.51%) vSphere
11 30 (0.43%) XenApp
12 26 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 22 (0.32%) XenDesktop
14 19 (0.27%) Apache Flume
14 19 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.17%) RACF
16 12 (0.17%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 288 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 191 (2.76%) SCCM
3 182 (2.63%) Terraform
4 159 (2.30%) Ansible
5 143 (2.06%) Puppet
6 104 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 76 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 62 (0.90%) vRealize
9 59 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 53 (0.77%) SCOM
11 34 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
12 24 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
13 21 (0.30%) WSUS
14 20 (0.29%) Oozie
15 18 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
16 17 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
17 14 (0.20%) AirWatch
17 14 (0.20%) Salt
18 10 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,358 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 480 (6.93%) SAP
3 470 (6.79%) VMware
4 429 (6.19%) Oracle
5 396 (5.72%) Google
6 364 (5.25%) Cisco
7 317 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
8 243 (3.51%) IBM
9 201 (2.90%) Citrix
10 113 (1.63%) Informatica
11 110 (1.59%) Juniper
12 98 (1.41%) MuleSoft
13 88 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 81 (1.17%) hybris
15 80 (1.15%) Tableau
16 79 (1.14%) Adobe
17 76 (1.10%) Dell
18 75 (1.08%) F5
18 75 (1.08%) Sparx
19 72 (1.04%) WorldPay