Period
to 29 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 40 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,594 7,142 8,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.82% 5.59% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 5.83% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,138 5,691 6,722
Median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £56,600 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +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 42,211 122,419 148,191
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.76% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34,908 98,353 120,391
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -4 1,181 £90,000 +5.88% 261
South East +8 484 £72,500 - 97
North of England +30 427 £70,000 +3.70% 125
North West +35 295 £70,000 - 78
Midlands -6 213 £70,000 +3.70% 69
South West +8 176 £70,875 +9.04% 42
West Midlands -11 144 £67,500 +3.85% 32
Yorkshire +31 108 £65,000 - 36
East of England -10 80 £75,000 - 44
East Midlands +25 67 £73,600 -1.87% 36
North East -1 24 £61,250 -5.77% 11
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 915 (35.27%) Azure
2 809 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (29.30%) AWS
4 681 (26.25%) Finance
5 535 (20.62%) Microsoft
6 478 (18.43%) DevOps
7 472 (18.20%) Microservices
8 438 (16.89%) Java
9 401 (15.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 395 (15.23%) .NET
11 391 (15.07%) TOGAF
12 347 (13.38%) Migration
13 344 (13.26%) SQL
14 319 (12.30%) Web Services
15 304 (11.72%) PaaS
16 295 (11.37%) SQL Server
17 291 (11.22%) Python
18 285 (10.99%) SaaS
19 269 (10.37%) JavaScript
20 262 (10.10%) Analytics
21 257 (9.91%) C#
21 257 (9.91%) Security Cleared
22 253 (9.75%) IaaS
23 251 (9.68%) IT Strategy
24 249 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
25 241 (9.29%) Degree
25 241 (9.29%) GCP
26 224 (8.64%) Kubernetes
27 222 (8.56%) Docker
28 215 (8.29%) Big Data

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 77 (2.97%) Apache
2 72 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 55 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 44 (1.70%) CMS
6 41 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.50%) IIS
8 33 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 28 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (0.93%) SAS
10 24 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 23 (0.89%) Confluence
12 18 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.54%) EPiServer
15 13 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.46%) Headless CMS
17 11 (0.42%) Umbraco
18 8 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.12%) Figma
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.039%) InVision
6 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.039%) Simulink
6 1 (0.039%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 52 (2.00%) Markit EDM
2 47 (1.81%) SimCorp Dimension
3 40 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.66%) SAP GTS
6 11 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.31%) Magento
8 8 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 7 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.27%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.27%) SAP PM
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.23%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.19%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 915 (35.27%) Azure
2 760 (29.30%) AWS
3 304 (11.72%) PaaS
4 285 (10.99%) SaaS
5 253 (9.75%) IaaS
6 241 (9.29%) GCP
7 127 (4.90%) Office 365
8 107 (4.12%) Serverless
9 84 (3.24%) Power Platform
10 78 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
11 69 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
12 63 (2.43%) Amazon ECS
13 59 (2.27%) Apigee
14 50 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
15 46 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
15 46 (1.77%) OpenShift
16 32 (1.23%) GitHub
17 29 (1.12%) PowerApps
18 26 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
19 20 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.62%) Firewall
2 81 (3.12%) Internet
3 78 (3.01%) Skype
4 60 (2.31%) DNS
4 60 (2.31%) Wireless
5 48 (1.85%) WAN
6 47 (1.81%) Network Security
7 40 (1.54%) VPN
8 34 (1.31%) LAN
9 31 (1.20%) BGP
9 31 (1.20%) MPLS
9 31 (1.20%) TCP/IP
10 29 (1.12%) OSPF
11 25 (0.96%) DHCP
11 25 (0.96%) HTTP
12 20 (0.77%) SNMP
13 19 (0.73%) IGMP
13 19 (0.73%) Multicast
14 18 (0.69%) SAN
15 16 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 215 (8.29%) Big Data
3 178 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (4.86%) Data Lake
5 117 (4.51%) NoSQL
6 110 (4.24%) MySQL
7 85 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 80 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 77 (2.97%) Hadoop
10 64 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 56 (2.16%) Power BI
12 48 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 48 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.16%) DB2
14 29 (1.12%) HDInsight
14 29 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 28 (1.08%) Blockchain
15 28 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (1.04%) HBase
Development Applications
1 134 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 66 (2.54%) Artifactory
2 66 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 62 (2.39%) GitLab
4 40 (1.54%) JIRA
5 28 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 25 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.85%) ERwin
8 13 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.42%) Maven
10 10 (0.39%) Selenium
11 8 (0.31%) JUnit
11 8 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.27%) Gradle
12 7 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
13 5 (0.19%) Rational Rose
14 4 (0.15%) LSMW
General
1 681 (26.25%) Finance
2 191 (7.36%) Banking
3 123 (4.74%) Front Office
4 105 (4.05%) Public Sector
5 98 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 85 (3.28%) Retail
7 82 (3.16%) Back Office
8 79 (3.05%) Marketing
9 62 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.89%) Legal
11 30 (1.16%) Law
12 27 (1.04%) Advertising
12 27 (1.04%) Electronics
13 22 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.73%) Local Government
16 17 (0.66%) Military
16 17 (0.66%) Publishing
17 16 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (15.23%) .NET
2 319 (12.30%) Web Services
3 169 (6.52%) React
4 158 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 120 (4.63%) REST
6 103 (3.97%) .NET Core
7 94 (3.62%) Node.js
8 89 (3.43%) HTML
9 88 (3.39%) Middleware
10 87 (3.35%) Kafka
11 85 (3.28%) OAuth
12 80 (3.08%) ASP.NET
13 78 (3.01%) XML
14 68 (2.62%) CSS
15 67 (2.58%) RESTful
16 64 (2.47%) Spring
17 63 (2.43%) JSON
17 63 (2.43%) Swagger
18 59 (2.27%) .NET Framework
19 56 (2.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (6.17%) Hedge funds
3 150 (5.78%) Public Cloud
4 134 (5.17%) Data Centre
5 107 (4.12%) Fixed Income
6 101 (3.89%) Cloud Native
6 101 (3.89%) Management Information System
7 99 (3.82%) Equities
8 96 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 74 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 73 (2.81%) User Experience
11 68 (2.62%) Derivative
12 64 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
13 56 (2.16%) Reference Data
14 48 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
15 45 (1.73%) Mobile App
16 44 (1.70%) Private Cloud
16 44 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
17 28 (1.08%) Internet of Things
18 22 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 213 (8.21%) Windows
2 130 (5.01%) Linux
3 79 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 29 (1.12%) Unix
5 22 (0.85%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.27%) Android
8 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.15%) HPUX
10 4 (0.15%) VMS
11 2 (0.077%) CentOS
11 2 (0.077%) Solaris
11 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.039%) AIX
12 1 (0.039%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (18.43%) DevOps
3 472 (18.20%) Microservices
4 401 (15.46%) Enterprise Architecture
5 391 (15.07%) TOGAF
6 347 (13.38%) Migration
7 262 (10.10%) Analytics
8 251 (9.68%) IT Strategy
9 249 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 211 (8.13%) Software Engineering
11 193 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
11 193 (7.44%) Technical Architecture
12 181 (6.98%) Presales
13 180 (6.94%) Mentoring
14 179 (6.90%) Asset Management
15 177 (6.82%) Technology Roadmap
16 176 (6.78%) Scrum
17 159 (6.13%) Data Modelling
18 156 (6.01%) Cybersecurity
18 156 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 438 (16.89%) Java
2 344 (13.26%) SQL
3 291 (11.22%) Python
4 269 (10.37%) JavaScript
5 257 (9.91%) C#
6 81 (3.12%) C
7 77 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 64 (2.47%) C++
9 60 (2.31%) R
10 41 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 37 (1.43%) Ruby
12 33 (1.27%) Scala
13 32 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 32 (1.23%) PHP
14 16 (0.62%) Go
15 13 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.39%) Assembly Language
18 9 (0.35%) ABAP
18 9 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 257 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 241 (9.29%) Degree
3 162 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 126 (4.86%) TOGAF Certification
5 84 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (3.20%) DV Cleared
7 81 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 53 (2.04%) MCSE
9 53 (2.04%) Sun Certification
10 46 (1.77%) MCSA
11 44 (1.70%) CCNP
12 42 (1.62%) CCNA
12 42 (1.62%) CISSP
13 40 (1.54%) AWS Certification
14 33 (1.27%) CCIE
15 30 (1.16%) Master's Degree
16 26 (1.00%) CISM
17 23 (0.89%) MCTS
18 18 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 54 (2.08%) QA
4 49 (1.89%) GDPR
5 37 (1.43%) NIST
6 28 (1.08%) NIST 800
7 26 (1.00%) COBIT
7 26 (1.00%) NCSC
8 22 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.62%) SLA
10 11 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.23%) MiFID
12 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.23%) SEPA
13 5 (0.19%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.15%) EMIR
14 4 (0.15%) RMADS
15 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 222 (8.56%) Docker
2 164 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 59 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.81%) XenApp
6 20 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
6 20 (0.77%) HDFS
6 20 (0.77%) ISA Server
7 19 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.66%) vSphere
9 10 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.31%) NDS
10 8 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 8 (0.31%) vCloud
10 8 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.23%) Varnish
12 4 (0.15%) Firmware
12 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 224 (8.64%) Kubernetes
2 95 (3.66%) Terraform
3 69 (2.66%) Ansible
4 44 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 43 (1.66%) SCCM
6 34 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.23%) Puppet
8 25 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (0.93%) Grafana
10 23 (0.89%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.50%) vRealize
12 12 (0.46%) Kibana
13 11 (0.42%) SCOM
14 10 (0.39%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.35%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
17 6 (0.23%) CloudHub
17 6 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 5 (0.19%) SCOrch
18 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 535 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 183 (7.05%) Google
3 173 (6.67%) Oracle
4 123 (4.74%) SAP
5 119 (4.59%) VMware
6 108 (4.16%) Cisco
7 86 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (2.78%) IBM
9 68 (2.62%) Databricks
10 54 (2.08%) Sparx
11 50 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 49 (1.89%) Charles River
12 49 (1.89%) GoldenSource
13 47 (1.81%) Calypso
13 47 (1.81%) SimCorp
13 47 (1.81%) Splunk
14 42 (1.62%) Juniper
15 35 (1.35%) Citrix
16 34 (1.31%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.04%) HP