Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 44 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,229 8,522 8,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.59% 5.53% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 5.75% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,286 6,242 6,126
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.69% +1.72%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £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 123,929 148,198 158,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.11% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 99,547 120,327 127,847
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 3,462 £85,000 +3.03% 450
South East +6 1,322 £72,500 +3.57% 227
North of England -14 763 £67,500 -3.57% 146
Midlands -10 704 £67,500 -3.57% 164
West Midlands -7 530 £65,000 -3.70% 119
South West -10 462 £67,500 - 88
North West -5 435 £70,000 - 75
East of England +14 375 £75,000 +3.45% 74
Yorkshire -43 273 £65,000 - 59
East Midlands -11 166 £75,000 -3.23% 41
North East +11 56 £65,000 - 12
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2,407 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2,142 (29.63%) Azure
3 1,894 (26.20%) AWS
4 1,545 (21.37%) Finance
5 1,444 (19.98%) Microsoft
6 1,184 (16.38%) TOGAF
7 1,121 (15.51%) DevOps
8 1,048 (14.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1,031 (14.26%) Java
10 851 (11.77%) Presales
11 840 (11.62%) Degree
12 834 (11.54%) Microservices
13 825 (11.41%) Migration
14 793 (10.97%) IT Strategy
15 762 (10.54%) SQL
16 700 (9.68%) Windows
17 693 (9.59%) .NET
18 683 (9.45%) Technical Architecture
19 673 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
20 638 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
21 623 (8.62%) Mentoring
22 599 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
23 596 (8.24%) Analytics
24 595 (8.23%) Retail
25 572 (7.91%) Data Centre
26 560 (7.75%) Linux
27 558 (7.72%) Web Services
27 558 (7.72%) C#
28 553 (7.65%) PaaS
29 546 (7.55%) Security Architecture

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
1 233 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 165 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 148 (2.05%) CMS
4 112 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 100 (1.38%) Confluence
6 87 (1.20%) Apache
7 71 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 65 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 65 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 63 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 61 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 61 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 58 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 57 (0.79%) IIS
13 53 (0.73%) Apache Solr
14 28 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
15 27 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
16 25 (0.35%) JBoss
16 25 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 23 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 35 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 5 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.069%) GNU Octave
7 5 (0.069%) SPSS
8 4 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.041%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.028%) InVision
10 2 (0.028%) Sketch
10 2 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.014%) CATIA
11 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 97 (1.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 59 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 52 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 51 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 43 (0.59%) Magento
6 39 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
7 38 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
8 35 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
9 23 (0.32%) SAP CRM
10 19 (0.26%) SAP SCM
11 18 (0.25%) SAP MM
12 15 (0.21%) Avolution ABACUS
12 15 (0.21%) SAP BPC
12 15 (0.21%) SAP PP
12 15 (0.21%) SAP SD
13 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
13 12 (0.17%) SAP EWM
14 9 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.12%) SAP GTS
14 9 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2,142 (29.63%) Azure
2 1,894 (26.20%) AWS
3 553 (7.65%) PaaS
4 491 (6.79%) SaaS
5 460 (6.36%) Office 365
6 442 (6.11%) GCP
7 370 (5.12%) IaaS
8 234 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
9 199 (2.75%) Serverless
10 190 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 143 (1.98%) Power Platform
12 122 (1.69%) Amazon S3
13 89 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
14 80 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 75 (1.04%) GitHub
16 74 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
17 57 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
18 56 (0.77%) OpenShift
19 55 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
19 55 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 374 (5.17%) Firewall
2 343 (4.74%) WAN
3 250 (3.46%) LAN
4 209 (2.89%) Internet
5 167 (2.31%) Network Security
6 141 (1.95%) DNS
7 132 (1.83%) VPN
8 121 (1.67%) Unified Communications
9 112 (1.55%) Wireless
10 83 (1.15%) DHCP
10 83 (1.15%) VoIP
11 82 (1.13%) SAN
12 81 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 81 (1.12%) MPLS
13 65 (0.90%) Skype
14 63 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
15 60 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (0.77%) BGP
17 54 (0.75%) OSPF
17 54 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 523 (7.23%) Big Data
3 415 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
4 269 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 267 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 196 (2.71%) Hadoop
7 148 (2.05%) Data Lake
8 132 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 125 (1.73%) Power BI
10 122 (1.69%) MongoDB
11 106 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 97 (1.34%) MySQL
13 94 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 87 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 86 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
15 86 (1.19%) Apache Hive
16 79 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
17 74 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
18 72 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 68 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 180 (2.49%) JIRA
3 168 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 93 (1.29%) Visual Studio
5 86 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (0.95%) Selenium
7 46 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 35 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 35 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 32 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 31 (0.43%) Maven
12 29 (0.40%) MSI
13 28 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 23 (0.32%) Bitbucket
15 18 (0.25%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.25%) Vagrant
16 16 (0.22%) JUnit
16 16 (0.22%) Subversion
17 15 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 1,545 (21.37%) Finance
2 595 (8.23%) Retail
3 453 (6.27%) Banking
4 411 (5.69%) Public Sector
5 326 (4.51%) Marketing
6 234 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 233 (3.22%) Manufacturing
8 182 (2.52%) Front Office
9 153 (2.12%) Legal
10 83 (1.15%) Advertising
11 81 (1.12%) Back Office
12 67 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 52 (0.72%) Local Government
14 50 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 50 (0.69%) Games
15 45 (0.62%) Publishing
16 41 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 40 (0.55%) Military
18 37 (0.51%) Electronics
19 31 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 693 (9.59%) .NET
2 558 (7.72%) Web Services
3 257 (3.56%) AngularJS
4 248 (3.43%) HTML
5 238 (3.29%) Node.js
6 234 (3.24%) REST
7 209 (2.89%) React
8 179 (2.48%) RESTful
9 152 (2.10%) CSS
9 152 (2.10%) Middleware
10 148 (2.05%) XML
11 136 (1.88%) Spring
12 132 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 129 (1.78%) Kafka
14 120 (1.66%) J2EE
15 113 (1.56%) .NET Framework
16 110 (1.52%) JSON
17 108 (1.49%) SOAP
18 92 (1.27%) .NET Core
19 86 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 673 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 572 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 396 (5.48%) Hybrid Cloud
3 396 (5.48%) Public Cloud
4 388 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 353 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 228 (3.15%) Cloud Native
7 224 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 195 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
9 193 (2.67%) User Experience
10 119 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 116 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 109 (1.51%) Fixed Income
12 109 (1.51%) Private Cloud
13 82 (1.13%) Derivative
14 73 (1.01%) Internet of Things
15 68 (0.94%) PKI
16 60 (0.83%) Clustering
17 58 (0.80%) Algorithms
18 54 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 700 (9.68%) Windows
2 560 (7.75%) Linux
3 227 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 150 (2.07%) Windows 10
5 128 (1.77%) Unix
6 100 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 63 (0.87%) Android
9 44 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 32 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.33%) AIX
12 20 (0.28%) Solaris
13 15 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.11%) CentOS
16 8 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.069%) Tizen
17 5 (0.069%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,407 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,184 (16.38%) TOGAF
3 1,121 (15.51%) DevOps
4 1,048 (14.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 851 (11.77%) Presales
6 834 (11.54%) Microservices
7 825 (11.41%) Migration
8 793 (10.97%) IT Strategy
9 683 (9.45%) Technical Architecture
10 638 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 623 (8.62%) Mentoring
12 599 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
13 596 (8.24%) Analytics
14 546 (7.55%) Security Architecture
15 525 (7.26%) Project Management
16 521 (7.21%) Data Modelling
17 520 (7.19%) Software Engineering
18 509 (7.04%) Architectural Design
19 486 (6.72%) Project Delivery
20 485 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,031 (14.26%) Java
2 762 (10.54%) SQL
3 558 (7.72%) C#
4 523 (7.23%) Python
5 459 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 264 (3.65%) C
7 220 (3.04%) C++
8 196 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 86 (1.19%) Ruby
9 86 (1.19%) Scala
10 83 (1.15%) R
11 74 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 62 (0.86%) PHP
13 56 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 53 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 45 (0.62%) Java 8
16 43 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 35 (0.48%) Perl
18 28 (0.39%) ABAP
19 25 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 840 (11.62%) Degree
2 495 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 328 (4.54%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 249 (3.44%) TOGAF Certification
6 244 (3.38%) CISSP
7 152 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 148 (2.05%) AWS Certification
9 146 (2.02%) CISM
10 143 (1.98%) CCNP
11 136 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 126 (1.74%) CCNA
13 112 (1.55%) CCIE
14 111 (1.54%) DV Cleared
15 97 (1.34%) MCSE
16 63 (0.87%) CISA
17 58 (0.80%) CCDP
18 45 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 43 (0.59%) CIMA
20 42 (0.58%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.11%) QA
2 162 (2.24%) GDPR
3 155 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 151 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 125 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 123 (1.70%) NIST
7 100 (1.38%) COBIT
8 84 (1.16%) SLA
9 58 (0.80%) JSP 440
10 47 (0.65%) HMG Infosec
11 44 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 37 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 35 (0.48%) PMO
13 35 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 22 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 21 (0.29%) ISO 9001
16 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 15 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
18 13 (0.18%) RMADS
19 12 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 439 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 355 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 348 (4.81%) Docker
4 127 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 60 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 37 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 37 (0.51%) VMware NSX
10 27 (0.37%) vSphere
11 24 (0.33%) HDFS
12 21 (0.29%) XenApp
13 16 (0.22%) Apache Flume
14 14 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.12%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.11%) vCloud
17 7 (0.097%) KVM
Systems Management
1 357 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 198 (2.74%) SCCM
3 166 (2.30%) Ansible
4 159 (2.20%) Terraform
5 152 (2.10%) Puppet
6 105 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 83 (1.15%) SCOM
8 56 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 56 (0.77%) vRealize
9 54 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 36 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
11 29 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
12 20 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (0.28%) Packer
13 18 (0.25%) Salt
14 17 (0.24%) Nagios
15 16 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (0.21%) Oozie
17 14 (0.19%) AirWatch
18 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,444 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 523 (7.23%) VMware
3 521 (7.21%) SAP
4 480 (6.64%) Oracle
5 477 (6.60%) Cisco
6 438 (6.06%) Google
7 282 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
8 243 (3.36%) IBM
9 192 (2.66%) Citrix
10 118 (1.63%) Juniper
11 111 (1.54%) Informatica
12 105 (1.45%) Sparx
13 103 (1.42%) MuleSoft
14 102 (1.41%) hybris
15 92 (1.27%) Sitecore
16 88 (1.22%) F5
17 85 (1.18%) EMC
18 83 (1.15%) Adobe
19 82 (1.13%) Dell
19 82 (1.13%) ServiceNow