Period
to 28 March 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 38 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,018 7,749 8,740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.50% 5.63% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 5.87% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,743 6,009 7,283
Median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,185 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £105,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,649 £75,000
% change year-on-year +5.75% +0.87% +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 104,408 131,962 159,116
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 95.96% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 84,328 106,468 131,727
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 -8 2,894 £85,000 - 320
South East +19 1,215 £75,000 +3.45% 160
North of England +10 680 £70,000 +1.82% 154
Midlands -18 496 £72,000 +6.67% 83
East of England +27 373 £77,500 +3.33% 72
North West +9 367 £70,000 - 89
West Midlands -20 335 £70,000 +3.70% 57
South West -4 309 £65,000 -5.80% 55
Yorkshire +6 248 £65,000 - 52
East Midlands +19 157 £80,000 +18.52% 25
North East -5 66 £61,750 -11.79% 13
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2,014 (33.47%) Azure
2 1,802 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 1,555 (25.84%) AWS
4 1,488 (24.73%) Finance
5 1,245 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 853 (14.17%) DevOps
7 816 (13.56%) TOGAF
8 800 (13.29%) Java
9 768 (12.76%) Migration
10 690 (11.47%) SQL
11 685 (11.38%) Analytics
12 663 (11.02%) Enterprise Architecture
13 658 (10.93%) .NET
14 629 (10.45%) Presales
15 604 (10.04%) PaaS
16 588 (9.77%) Microservices
17 528 (8.77%) Degree
18 526 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
19 524 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
20 519 (8.62%) Python
21 517 (8.59%) SaaS
22 508 (8.44%) GCP
23 506 (8.41%) C#
24 504 (8.37%) IT Strategy
25 499 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
26 482 (8.01%) SQL Server
27 474 (7.88%) Windows
28 459 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
29 442 (7.34%) Data Modelling
30 436 (7.24%) 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
1 191 (3.17%) Apache Spark
2 182 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 90 (1.50%) Skype for Business
4 85 (1.41%) CMS
5 84 (1.40%) Apache
6 83 (1.38%) Confluence
7 80 (1.33%) IIS
8 72 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 64 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 51 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 43 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 39 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 35 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 31 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 31 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 28 (0.47%) NetWeaver
16 26 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
17 23 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 81 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.13%) ProjectWise
6 4 (0.066%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.050%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.033%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 36 (0.60%) SAP CRM
4 36 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
5 33 (0.55%) NetSuite
6 32 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
7 29 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 23 (0.38%) SAP MM
9 20 (0.33%) SAP ERP
10 18 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
11 16 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 14 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
13 12 (0.20%) Primavera
14 10 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.17%) SAP SCM
15 8 (0.13%) Magento
15 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
16 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
16 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,014 (33.47%) Azure
2 1,555 (25.84%) AWS
3 604 (10.04%) PaaS
4 517 (8.59%) SaaS
5 508 (8.44%) GCP
6 426 (7.08%) IaaS
7 398 (6.61%) Office 365
8 199 (3.31%) Power Platform
9 193 (3.21%) Serverless
10 167 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
11 157 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 133 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
13 112 (1.86%) OpenShift
14 111 (1.84%) Amazon S3
15 92 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 85 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
17 76 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
18 65 (1.08%) Boomi
19 62 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
20 53 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 313 (5.20%) Firewall
2 176 (2.92%) WAN
3 142 (2.36%) Network Security
4 132 (2.19%) VPN
5 126 (2.09%) LAN
6 108 (1.79%) DNS
7 89 (1.48%) Internet
7 89 (1.48%) SAN
8 76 (1.26%) Wireless
9 75 (1.25%) Skype
10 69 (1.15%) MPLS
11 54 (0.90%) TCP/IP
12 49 (0.81%) BGP
13 48 (0.80%) HTTP
14 45 (0.75%) DHCP
15 41 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 37 (0.61%) Unified Communications
17 36 (0.60%) OSPF
18 32 (0.53%) VoIP
19 30 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 414 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 406 (6.75%) Big Data
4 240 (3.99%) NoSQL
5 196 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 187 (3.11%) Power BI
7 183 (3.04%) Hadoop
8 149 (2.48%) Data Lake
9 133 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
9 133 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 104 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 93 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
12 88 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 86 (1.43%) MongoDB
14 84 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 82 (1.36%) Apache Hive
16 73 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
17 64 (1.06%) MySQL
18 59 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
19 57 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 147 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 144 (2.39%) JIRA
3 134 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 84 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 57 (0.95%) Maven
6 52 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (0.68%) gulp
7 41 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 40 (0.66%) Artifactory
9 36 (0.60%) Grunt
10 35 (0.58%) Selenium
11 30 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 27 (0.45%) ERwin
14 23 (0.38%) Bitbucket
15 22 (0.37%) webpack
16 21 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (0.32%) SonarQube
18 16 (0.27%) Vagrant
19 15 (0.25%) Gradle
General
1 1,488 (24.73%) Finance
2 406 (6.75%) Retail
3 377 (6.26%) Banking
4 228 (3.79%) Marketing
5 222 (3.69%) Public Sector
6 168 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 130 (2.16%) Front Office
8 113 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.76%) Legal
10 82 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 49 (0.81%) Law
12 48 (0.80%) Advertising
13 37 (0.61%) Automotive
13 37 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 36 (0.60%) Games
14 36 (0.60%) Military
15 31 (0.52%) Publishing
16 27 (0.45%) Back Office
17 24 (0.40%) Aerospace
18 21 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (10.93%) .NET
2 412 (6.85%) Web Services
3 230 (3.82%) AngularJS
4 225 (3.74%) Node.js
5 196 (3.26%) Kafka
6 191 (3.17%) HTML
7 190 (3.16%) Middleware
8 189 (3.14%) REST
9 187 (3.11%) React
10 151 (2.51%) CSS
11 125 (2.08%) ASP.NET
12 115 (1.91%) RESTful
13 113 (1.88%) Spring
14 109 (1.81%) .NET Core
15 98 (1.63%) SOAP
16 94 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 90 (1.50%) XML
18 73 (1.21%) JSON
19 72 (1.20%) .NET Framework
20 67 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 526 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 419 (6.96%) Public Cloud
3 369 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 278 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 217 (3.61%) Cloud Native
6 211 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
7 178 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 163 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 154 (2.56%) User Experience
10 128 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 119 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
12 112 (1.86%) Algorithms
13 106 (1.76%) Mobile App
14 103 (1.71%) Blog
14 103 (1.71%) Fixed Income
15 86 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 85 (1.41%) Equities
17 84 (1.40%) Hedge funds
18 79 (1.31%) Private Cloud
19 74 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 474 (7.88%) Windows
2 378 (6.28%) Linux
3 154 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 117 (1.94%) Unix
5 103 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 64 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 20 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.27%) Android
9 16 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.18%) VMS
12 10 (0.17%) Solaris
13 9 (0.15%) AIX
13 9 (0.15%) CentOS
14 6 (0.100%) Debian
15 5 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.066%) VME
16 4 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,802 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 853 (14.17%) DevOps
3 816 (13.56%) TOGAF
4 768 (12.76%) Migration
5 685 (11.38%) Analytics
6 663 (11.02%) Enterprise Architecture
7 629 (10.45%) Presales
8 588 (9.77%) Microservices
9 524 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 504 (8.37%) IT Strategy
11 499 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
12 459 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
13 442 (7.34%) Data Modelling
14 436 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
15 416 (6.91%) Technical Leadership
16 411 (6.83%) Data Architecture
17 398 (6.61%) Mentoring
17 398 (6.61%) Technology Roadmap
18 364 (6.05%) Project Delivery
19 356 (5.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 800 (13.29%) Java
2 690 (11.47%) SQL
3 519 (8.62%) Python
4 506 (8.41%) C#
5 433 (7.20%) JavaScript
6 164 (2.73%) C++
7 161 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 151 (2.51%) C
9 96 (1.60%) Scala
10 91 (1.51%) R
11 88 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 80 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 44 (0.73%) PHP
14 42 (0.70%) Perl
15 41 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.60%) Ruby
17 35 (0.58%) Apex Code
18 32 (0.53%) Go
19 31 (0.52%) TypeScript
20 30 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 528 (8.77%) Degree
2 374 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 255 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 196 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 193 (3.21%) TOGAF Certification
6 168 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 150 (2.49%) CISSP
8 109 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 105 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 88 (1.46%) AWS Certification
11 85 (1.41%) CCIE
12 80 (1.33%) CISM
13 79 (1.31%) MCSE
14 71 (1.18%) Master's Degree
15 67 (1.11%) CCNP
16 65 (1.08%) PhD
17 56 (0.93%) CCNA
18 39 (0.65%) CISA
19 36 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
20 35 (0.58%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (3.36%) QA
2 141 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 127 (2.11%) GDPR
3 127 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 77 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 60 (1.00%) NIST
6 36 (0.60%) COBIT
6 36 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 31 (0.52%) SLA
8 22 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 20 (0.33%) NCSC
10 19 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 16 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (0.25%) PMO
13 14 (0.23%) RMADS
13 14 (0.23%) SEPA
14 13 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.20%) ISO 20022
15 12 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 10 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 335 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 296 (4.92%) Docker
3 203 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (0.52%) XenApp
8 28 (0.47%) HDFS
8 28 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 27 (0.45%) vSphere
10 26 (0.43%) VMware NSX
11 25 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.40%) Apache Flume
13 20 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 18 (0.30%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.22%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.15%) RACF
18 7 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 6 (0.100%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 286 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 185 (3.07%) Terraform
3 174 (2.89%) Ansible
4 161 (2.68%) SCCM
5 139 (2.31%) Puppet
6 104 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 103 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (0.55%) WSUS
10 29 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 24 (0.40%) Oozie
11 24 (0.40%) vRealize
12 19 (0.32%) SCOM
13 18 (0.30%) Packer
13 18 (0.30%) Salt
14 12 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
14 12 (0.20%) Mesos
15 10 (0.17%) Tivoli
16 9 (0.15%) Kibana
16 9 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1,245 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 408 (6.78%) Oracle
3 391 (6.50%) VMware
4 377 (6.26%) Google
5 310 (5.15%) SAP
6 291 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
7 250 (4.15%) Cisco
8 205 (3.41%) IBM
9 188 (3.12%) Citrix
10 119 (1.98%) MuleSoft
11 112 (1.86%) Tableau
12 100 (1.66%) Informatica
13 99 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 90 (1.50%) Juniper
15 86 (1.43%) Dell
16 78 (1.30%) Adobe
17 75 (1.25%) Databricks
18 64 (1.06%) HP
19 52 (0.86%) WorldPay
20 49 (0.81%) Talend