Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £73,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 46 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8100 9805 10553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.78% 5.50% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.99% 5.70% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6152 7531 8535
England median annual salary £73,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -19 4222 £80,000 - 245
South East -25 1276 £67,500 - 101
North of England -7 1018 £65,000 -0.42% 117
Midlands 0 739 £65,000 +4.00% 60
West Midlands +17 571 £65,000 +8.33% 43
North West +13 520 £65,000 - 65
East of England -27 449 £67,500 - 34
Yorkshire -16 447 £65,000 -7.14% 42
South West -23 350 £65,000 -3.70% 29
East Midlands -50 163 £60,000 -11.11% 16
North East +7 51 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2317 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2111 (26.06%) Finance
3 1624 (20.05%) Java
4 1529 (18.88%) TOGAF
5 1408 (17.38%) Microsoft
6 1286 (15.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 1213 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
8 1064 (13.14%) .NET
9 1062 (13.11%) SQL
10 1022 (12.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1021 (12.60%) Degree
12 921 (11.37%) Oracle
13 879 (10.85%) SOA
14 826 (10.20%) Presales
15 792 (9.78%) SQL Server
16 785 (9.69%) DevOps
17 760 (9.38%) Banking
18 716 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 716 (8.84%) Web Services
19 695 (8.58%) SAP
20 689 (8.51%) IT Strategy
21 681 (8.41%) JavaScript
22 673 (8.31%) Migration
23 672 (8.30%) SDLC
24 656 (8.10%) Big Data
25 655 (8.09%) Retail
26 650 (8.02%) C#
27 649 (8.01%) Windows
28 648 (8.00%) Data Modelling
29 638 (7.88%) 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
1 209 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 204 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 198 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 176 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 157 (1.94%) Apache
6 135 (1.67%) CMS
7 132 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 122 (1.51%) JBoss
9 110 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 77 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 75 (0.93%) SAS
12 74 (0.91%) IIS
13 68 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 67 (0.83%) MS Exchange
14 67 (0.83%) Skype for Business
15 56 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
16 45 (0.56%) Documentum
17 33 (0.41%) WildFly
18 32 (0.40%) Liferay
19 31 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 78 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 17 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.086%) InVision
9 6 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.074%) SPSS
10 5 (0.062%) UXPin
11 4 (0.049%) Simulink
12 3 (0.037%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.025%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.012%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 119 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 67 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
4 62 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 44 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 41 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 41 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 29 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 28 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
9 26 (0.32%) SAP SCM
10 24 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 24 (0.30%) SAP ERP
11 21 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
12 20 (0.25%) SAP HR
12 20 (0.25%) SAP MM
13 18 (0.22%) SAP HCM
13 18 (0.22%) SAP Retail
14 17 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
15 16 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
15 16 (0.20%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 1286 (15.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1213 (14.98%) Amazon AWS
3 621 (7.67%) SaaS
4 453 (5.59%) PaaS
5 446 (5.51%) IaaS
6 327 (4.04%) Office 365
7 187 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 165 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 75 (0.93%) Force.com
10 72 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 60 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
12 56 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 51 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 51 (0.63%) GitHub
14 50 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 50 (0.62%) Serverless
15 49 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
16 44 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
17 43 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 42 (0.52%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 370 (4.57%) Firewall
2 331 (4.09%) WAN
3 231 (2.85%) LAN
4 208 (2.57%) Internet
5 171 (2.11%) Wireless
6 157 (1.94%) HTTP
7 149 (1.84%) DNS
8 144 (1.78%) VPN
9 136 (1.68%) Network Security
10 134 (1.65%) MPLS
11 127 (1.57%) TCP/IP
12 112 (1.38%) SAN
13 107 (1.32%) BGP
14 98 (1.21%) OSPF
15 91 (1.12%) SSL
16 81 (1.00%) Unified Communications
17 79 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
18 66 (0.81%) VoIP
19 65 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
20 61 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 792 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 656 (8.10%) Big Data
3 472 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 452 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 312 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 271 (3.35%) Hadoop
7 225 (2.78%) MySQL
8 186 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 175 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 153 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 138 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 133 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 123 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 122 (1.51%) RDBMS
15 109 (1.35%) SAP HANA
16 95 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
17 84 (1.04%) Data Lake
17 84 (1.04%) Power BI
18 76 (0.94%) Apache Hive
19 58 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 267 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 187 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 127 (1.57%) Selenium
4 83 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 80 (0.99%) Maven
7 74 (0.91%) JIRA
8 66 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 60 (0.74%) Subversion
10 56 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
11 39 (0.48%) TeamCity
12 38 (0.47%) Eclipse
13 36 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (0.41%) Grunt
15 32 (0.40%) ERwin
16 31 (0.38%) JUnit
16 31 (0.38%) webpack
17 28 (0.35%) Artifactory
18 27 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
19 23 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2111 (26.06%) Finance
2 760 (9.38%) Banking
3 655 (8.09%) Retail
4 318 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 294 (3.63%) Marketing
6 289 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 269 (3.32%) Investment Banking
8 234 (2.89%) Retail Banking
9 131 (1.62%) Electronics
10 128 (1.58%) Legal
11 115 (1.42%) Advertising
12 83 (1.02%) Publishing
13 79 (0.98%) Billing
14 72 (0.89%) Back Office
15 65 (0.80%) Law
16 64 (0.79%) Front Office
17 57 (0.70%) Games
18 51 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.56%) Automotive
20 43 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1064 (13.14%) .NET
2 716 (8.84%) Web Services
3 449 (5.54%) HTML
4 437 (5.40%) REST
5 380 (4.69%) XML
6 356 (4.40%) Middleware
7 349 (4.31%) CSS
8 311 (3.84%) SOAP
9 308 (3.80%) Spring
10 302 (3.73%) J2EE
11 272 (3.36%) AngularJS
12 237 (2.93%) Node.js
13 213 (2.63%) Hibernate
14 193 (2.38%) HTML5
15 192 (2.37%) RESTful
16 185 (2.28%) JSON
17 142 (1.75%) ASP.NET
18 118 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 114 (1.41%) .NET Framework
20 109 (1.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 607 (7.49%) Enterprise Software
2 590 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 565 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 440 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 433 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 226 (2.79%) Public Cloud
7 216 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 172 (2.12%) User Experience
9 161 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 161 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 141 (1.74%) Fintech
11 139 (1.72%) Algorithms
12 117 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 109 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 106 (1.31%) Virtual Team
15 92 (1.14%) Clustering
16 66 (0.81%) PKI
17 59 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 59 (0.73%) FMCG
18 58 (0.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 649 (8.01%) Windows
2 533 (6.58%) Linux
3 327 (4.04%) Unix
4 155 (1.91%) Windows Server
5 120 (1.48%) Android
6 112 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 57 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 51 (0.63%) Solaris
9 49 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 42 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (0.32%) CentOS
14 26 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.27%) AIX
15 22 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2317 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1529 (18.88%) TOGAF
3 1022 (12.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 879 (10.85%) SOA
5 826 (10.20%) Presales
6 785 (9.69%) DevOps
7 716 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 689 (8.51%) IT Strategy
9 673 (8.31%) Migration
10 672 (8.30%) SDLC
11 648 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 638 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
13 627 (7.74%) Analytics
14 615 (7.59%) Project Management
15 597 (7.37%) Microservices
16 573 (7.07%) Scrum
17 527 (6.51%) Mentoring
18 508 (6.27%) UML
19 507 (6.26%) Technical Architecture
20 503 (6.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1624 (20.05%) Java
2 1062 (13.11%) SQL
3 681 (8.41%) JavaScript
4 650 (8.02%) C#
5 442 (5.46%) Python
6 276 (3.41%) C++
7 194 (2.40%) PHP
8 192 (2.37%) C
9 169 (2.09%) Perl
10 158 (1.95%) Ruby
11 153 (1.89%) Scala
12 149 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 105 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 99 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 86 (1.06%) R
16 85 (1.05%) Apex Code
16 85 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 81 (1.00%) Go
18 51 (0.63%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1021 (12.60%) Degree
2 378 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 321 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 284 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 228 (2.81%) SC Cleared
6 175 (2.16%) CCNP
7 145 (1.79%) Master's Degree
7 145 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 142 (1.75%) CISSP
9 129 (1.59%) CCIE
10 113 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 109 (1.35%) MCSE
12 84 (1.04%) CISM
13 75 (0.93%) CCNA
14 55 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (0.44%) CCDP
15 36 (0.44%) CEH
15 36 (0.44%) MBA
16 32 (0.40%) CCDA
16 32 (0.40%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (3.42%) QA
2 202 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 110 (1.36%) GDPR
4 102 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 99 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (1.01%) SLA
7 63 (0.78%) GCP
8 57 (0.70%) COBIT
9 35 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
10 31 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 17 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 17 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.19%) NIST 800
13 14 (0.17%) PMO
13 14 (0.17%) SEPA
14 13 (0.16%) PSD2
15 12 (0.15%) WCAG
16 11 (0.14%) MISRA
17 10 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 342 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 319 (3.94%) Docker
3 312 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 146 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (0.48%) XenApp
7 29 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (0.35%) vSphere
9 27 (0.33%) HDFS
9 27 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.22%) Firmware
11 18 (0.22%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.14%) OpenAM
15 10 (0.12%) vCloud
16 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 253 (3.12%) Puppet
2 214 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (2.06%) Ansible
4 152 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 94 (1.16%) SCCM
6 75 (0.93%) Terraform
7 54 (0.67%) Mesos
8 30 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 22 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 22 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.25%) SCOM
11 18 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
11 18 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 17 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (0.21%) Control-M
12 17 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.19%) Consul
14 13 (0.16%) Ambari
14 13 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1408 (17.38%) Microsoft
2 921 (11.37%) Oracle
3 695 (8.58%) SAP
4 501 (6.19%) VMware
5 423 (5.22%) Cisco
6 301 (3.72%) Google
7 290 (3.58%) IBM
8 288 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
9 179 (2.21%) Citrix
10 132 (1.63%) Juniper
11 130 (1.60%) HP
12 117 (1.44%) hybris
13 101 (1.25%) TIBCO
14 100 (1.23%) CheckPoint
15 89 (1.10%) F5
16 87 (1.07%) Cognizant
17 86 (1.06%) EMC
18 85 (1.05%) NetApp
18 85 (1.05%) Pega
19 77 (0.95%) Informatica