Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 38 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,203 8,019 8,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.51% 5.74% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 5.98% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4,594 5,754 6,601
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £103,750 £100,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 107,454 134,066 158,924
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.93% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 86,756 108,394 131,526
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,375 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +2.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £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 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 February 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 23 February 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 -5 2,939 £85,000 - 499
South East +18 1,271 £73,250 +1.03% 234
North of England +10 689 £67,500 -3.57% 187
Midlands -15 569 £70,000 - 124
West Midlands -16 402 £70,000 +3.70% 76
East of England +24 378 £77,500 +3.33% 82
North West +14 355 £70,000 - 111
South West -23 288 £65,000 -3.70% 76
Yorkshire +10 269 £65,000 - 61
East Midlands +19 162 £87,500 +25.00% 48
North East +1 65 £58,638 -16.23% 15
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2,051 (33.06%) Azure
2 1,840 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1,619 (26.10%) AWS
4 1,490 (24.02%) Finance
5 1,265 (20.39%) Microsoft
6 871 (14.04%) DevOps
7 830 (13.38%) TOGAF
8 803 (12.95%) Java
9 797 (12.85%) Migration
10 752 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
11 739 (11.91%) SQL
12 694 (11.19%) Analytics
13 664 (10.70%) .NET
14 628 (10.12%) Presales
15 623 (10.04%) Microservices
16 568 (9.16%) IT Strategy
16 568 (9.16%) PaaS
17 552 (8.90%) Technical Architecture
17 552 (8.90%) Degree
18 534 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
19 531 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
20 530 (8.54%) GCP
21 518 (8.35%) Windows
22 508 (8.19%) SQL Server
23 503 (8.11%) C#
24 484 (7.80%) Python
24 484 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
25 481 (7.75%) SaaS
26 474 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
27 472 (7.61%) Data 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
1 223 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 201 (3.24%) Apache Spark
3 91 (1.47%) Confluence
4 88 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 85 (1.37%) CMS
6 84 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 82 (1.32%) Apache
8 70 (1.13%) IIS
9 59 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 53 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 43 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 42 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 30 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 30 (0.48%) Red Hat Fuse
14 29 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
15 27 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.44%) NetWeaver
16 26 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.32%) Anypoint
Applications
1 69 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.13%) ProjectWise
6 7 (0.11%) GNU Octave
7 5 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.064%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.032%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.032%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.016%) HipChat
10 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 55 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 55 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 39 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 29 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 27 (0.44%) NetSuite
6 26 (0.42%) SAP MM
7 22 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 21 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 17 (0.27%) Markit EDM
9 17 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
10 16 (0.26%) Magento
11 14 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
12 13 (0.21%) SAP SCM
12 13 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
13 12 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.19%) Primavera
14 11 (0.18%) SAP SD
15 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
15 10 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,051 (33.06%) Azure
2 1,619 (26.10%) AWS
3 568 (9.16%) PaaS
4 530 (8.54%) GCP
5 481 (7.75%) SaaS
6 404 (6.51%) IaaS
7 394 (6.35%) Office 365
8 218 (3.51%) Serverless
9 202 (3.26%) Power Platform
10 189 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
11 186 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 139 (2.24%) Amazon S3
13 130 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
14 99 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
14 99 (1.60%) OpenShift
15 90 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
16 78 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
17 76 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
18 58 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
18 58 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 349 (5.63%) Firewall
2 203 (3.27%) WAN
3 162 (2.61%) LAN
4 141 (2.27%) VPN
5 122 (1.97%) Network Security
6 111 (1.79%) DNS
7 102 (1.64%) Internet
8 90 (1.45%) SAN
9 86 (1.39%) Wireless
10 73 (1.18%) Skype
11 72 (1.16%) MPLS
12 51 (0.82%) BGP
12 51 (0.82%) TCP/IP
13 49 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
14 48 (0.77%) HTTP
14 48 (0.77%) Unified Communications
15 43 (0.69%) DHCP
16 38 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (0.53%) OSPF
17 33 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 451 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 428 (6.90%) Big Data
4 254 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 224 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 197 (3.18%) Hadoop
7 191 (3.08%) Power BI
8 149 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 147 (2.37%) Data Lake
10 146 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
11 107 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 96 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 96 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
13 92 (1.48%) Apache Hive
14 87 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 85 (1.37%) RDBMS
16 84 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
17 69 (1.11%) MySQL
18 67 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
19 60 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 160 (2.58%) JIRA
2 153 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 141 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 88 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 68 (1.10%) Maven
6 52 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.69%) Selenium
7 43 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 42 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 38 (0.61%) Artifactory
10 37 (0.60%) gulp
11 35 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (0.45%) Grunt
14 27 (0.44%) Bitbucket
15 23 (0.37%) Subversion
16 22 (0.35%) SonarQube
17 21 (0.34%) ERwin
17 21 (0.34%) Vagrant
18 18 (0.29%) JUnit
General
1 1,490 (24.02%) Finance
2 425 (6.85%) Retail
3 366 (5.90%) Banking
4 243 (3.92%) Marketing
5 237 (3.82%) Public Sector
6 177 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 132 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 129 (2.08%) Front Office
9 124 (2.00%) Legal
10 68 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 47 (0.76%) Advertising
12 42 (0.68%) Automotive
12 42 (0.68%) Law
13 37 (0.60%) Military
14 35 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 33 (0.53%) Back Office
16 31 (0.50%) Games
17 30 (0.48%) Local Government
18 27 (0.44%) Publishing
19 23 (0.37%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (10.70%) .NET
2 426 (6.87%) Web Services
3 229 (3.69%) Node.js
4 216 (3.48%) AngularJS
5 200 (3.22%) REST
6 199 (3.21%) Kafka
7 196 (3.16%) Middleware
8 193 (3.11%) HTML
9 171 (2.76%) React
10 153 (2.47%) CSS
11 145 (2.34%) RESTful
12 120 (1.93%) ASP.NET
13 115 (1.85%) Spring
14 108 (1.74%) XML
15 107 (1.72%) .NET Core
16 97 (1.56%) SOAP
17 85 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
18 84 (1.35%) J2EE
19 79 (1.27%) .NET Framework
20 76 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 534 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 432 (6.96%) Public Cloud
3 430 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 304 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 221 (3.56%) Cloud Native
5 221 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 200 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 185 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 152 (2.45%) User Experience
9 143 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
10 126 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 101 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 95 (1.53%) Fixed Income
13 90 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 90 (1.45%) Blog
14 86 (1.39%) Private Cloud
15 73 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 71 (1.14%) PKI
17 69 (1.11%) Equities
18 68 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 518 (8.35%) Windows
2 392 (6.32%) Linux
3 161 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 124 (2.00%) Unix
5 112 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 81 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.40%) Android
9 23 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.23%) Solaris
13 12 (0.19%) VMS
14 8 (0.13%) AIX
14 8 (0.13%) CentOS
14 8 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.097%) Debian
17 4 (0.064%) VME
17 4 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,840 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (14.04%) DevOps
3 830 (13.38%) TOGAF
4 797 (12.85%) Migration
5 752 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 694 (11.19%) Analytics
7 628 (10.12%) Presales
8 623 (10.04%) Microservices
9 568 (9.16%) IT Strategy
10 552 (8.90%) Technical Architecture
11 531 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 484 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
13 474 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
14 472 (7.61%) Data Architecture
15 470 (7.58%) Mentoring
16 465 (7.50%) Data Modelling
17 436 (7.03%) Technical Leadership
18 390 (6.29%) Technology Roadmap
19 362 (5.84%) ITIL
20 361 (5.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 803 (12.95%) Java
2 739 (11.91%) SQL
3 503 (8.11%) C#
4 484 (7.80%) Python
5 429 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 168 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 158 (2.55%) C
8 155 (2.50%) C++
9 91 (1.47%) R
10 77 (1.24%) Scala
11 75 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 70 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 47 (0.76%) Perl
14 43 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 38 (0.61%) PHP
16 35 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 34 (0.55%) Ruby
18 33 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 32 (0.52%) Apex Code
19 32 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 552 (8.90%) Degree
2 379 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 259 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 199 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 172 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
6 163 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 149 (2.40%) CISSP
8 108 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 93 (1.50%) CISM
10 91 (1.47%) AWS Certification
11 87 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 85 (1.37%) MCSE
13 75 (1.21%) CCIE
14 71 (1.14%) CCNP
15 62 (1.00%) CCNA
16 60 (0.97%) Master's Degree
17 44 (0.71%) PhD
18 43 (0.69%) CISA
19 41 (0.66%) SAP Certification
20 39 (0.63%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (3.01%) QA
2 148 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 127 (2.05%) GDPR
4 118 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 83 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 64 (1.03%) NIST
7 46 (0.74%) COBIT
7 46 (0.74%) SLA
8 25 (0.40%) JSP 440
9 20 (0.32%) RMADS
10 19 (0.31%) NIST 800
11 17 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.26%) NCSC
12 16 (0.26%) PMO
13 13 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 12 (0.19%) ISO 20022
15 11 (0.18%) PSD2
15 11 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 347 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 278 (4.48%) Docker
3 232 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 127 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 63 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.60%) vSphere
9 31 (0.50%) HDFS
9 31 (0.50%) XenApp
10 30 (0.48%) VMware NSX
11 26 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 26 (0.42%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 18 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 16 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.15%) RACF
15 9 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 266 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 195 (3.14%) Terraform
3 178 (2.87%) Ansible
4 177 (2.85%) SCCM
5 135 (2.18%) Puppet
6 105 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 89 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
10 34 (0.55%) vRealize
11 27 (0.44%) WSUS
12 26 (0.42%) Oozie
12 26 (0.42%) SCOM
13 19 (0.31%) Packer
14 15 (0.24%) Salt
15 14 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
16 12 (0.19%) AirWatch
16 12 (0.19%) Mesos
17 10 (0.16%) Tivoli
18 9 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1,265 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 416 (6.71%) Oracle
3 395 (6.37%) VMware
4 361 (5.82%) Google
5 356 (5.74%) SAP
6 307 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
7 270 (4.35%) Cisco
8 235 (3.79%) IBM
9 188 (3.03%) Citrix
10 110 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 108 (1.74%) Informatica
12 101 (1.63%) MuleSoft
13 99 (1.60%) Juniper
13 99 (1.60%) Tableau
14 78 (1.26%) Adobe
15 69 (1.11%) Dell
16 66 (1.06%) WorldPay
17 59 (0.95%) Databricks
18 54 (0.87%) Talend
19 53 (0.85%) Cloudera