Period
to

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 51 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,103 4,367 4,719
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.17% 5.34% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 5.78% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,778 3,286 3,457
10th Percentile £61,250 £57,875 £57,500
25th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
75th Percentile £101,250 £93,750 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,250 £115,000
UK median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 127,218 75,525 81,534
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.66% 92.39% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73,013 58,615 66,763
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -20 3,760 £94,500 +8.93% 587
North of England +10 960 £75,000 +7.14% 161
South East -9 943 £75,000 - 158
Midlands +8 560 £75,000 +4.17% 91
North West +14 516 £75,000 - 90
West Midlands +10 450 £75,000 +3.45% 63
South West +30 432 £71,640 +10.22% 66
Yorkshire +7 402 £75,000 +7.14% 56
East of England -33 293 £80,000 +3.23% 72
East Midlands -25 101 £75,000 +4.17% 27
North East -7 46 £70,000 +6.06% 15
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, Architect job roles required the following 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 2,359 (33.21%) Azure
2 2,352 (33.11%) Agile
3 2,043 (28.76%) Social Skills
4 1,939 (27.30%) AWS
5 1,884 (26.52%) Finance
6 1,368 (19.26%) DevOps
7 1,348 (18.98%) Microsoft
8 1,057 (14.88%) Microservices
9 1,040 (14.64%) TOGAF
10 980 (13.80%) Degree
11 963 (13.56%) Analytics
12 878 (12.36%) Cybersecurity
13 800 (11.26%) CI/CD
14 788 (11.09%) IT Strategy
15 785 (11.05%) Java
15 785 (11.05%) SaaS
16 780 (10.98%) Computer Science
17 740 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
18 731 (10.29%) GCP
18 731 (10.29%) Migration
19 714 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
20 709 (9.98%) Data Modelling
21 700 (9.85%) SQL
22 685 (9.64%) Python
23 672 (9.46%) Big Data
24 661 (9.31%) Security Cleared
25 648 (9.12%) Data Architecture
26 642 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
27 639 (9.00%) Kubernetes
28 638 (8.98%) Thought Leadership

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
1 170 (2.39%) Apache Spark
2 152 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 134 (1.89%) Apache
4 103 (1.45%) CMS
5 59 (0.83%) IIS
6 56 (0.79%) Confluence
7 55 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 48 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
9 44 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 41 (0.58%) SAS
10 41 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 38 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 31 (0.44%) Mule
14 25 (0.35%) Headless CMS
14 25 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 21 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.30%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 51 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 33 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.042%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.028%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.028%) InVision
8 2 (0.028%) Sketch
8 2 (0.028%) UXPin
8 2 (0.028%) Windchill
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.014%) Blender
9 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 69 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 69 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 25 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 19 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 18 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 16 (0.23%) SAP SCM
7 15 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 12 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
8 12 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 11 (0.15%) Avolution ABACUS
9 11 (0.15%) Magento
9 11 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.15%) SAP IBP
9 11 (0.15%) SAP MDG
9 11 (0.15%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.14%) SAP APO
11 8 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2,359 (33.21%) Azure
2 1,939 (27.30%) AWS
3 785 (11.05%) SaaS
4 731 (10.29%) GCP
5 623 (8.77%) PaaS
6 546 (7.69%) IaaS
7 478 (6.73%) Serverless
8 370 (5.21%) Power Platform
9 353 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
10 332 (4.67%) Microsoft 365
11 162 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
12 144 (2.03%) Snowflake
13 140 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
14 120 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
15 110 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 107 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
17 106 (1.49%) Amazon S3
18 100 (1.41%) OpenShift
19 93 (1.31%) Azure Logic Apps
20 87 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 308 (4.34%) Firewall
2 172 (2.42%) Network Security
2 172 (2.42%) WAN
3 155 (2.18%) Internet
4 129 (1.82%) Wireless
5 120 (1.69%) DNS
6 115 (1.62%) LAN
7 100 (1.41%) VPN
8 93 (1.31%) MPLS
9 84 (1.18%) SD-WAN
10 71 (1.00%) Ethernet
11 68 (0.96%) OSPF
12 62 (0.87%) Broadband
12 62 (0.87%) TCP/IP
13 61 (0.86%) BGP
14 60 (0.84%) IPv6
15 54 (0.76%) DHCP
16 53 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
17 50 (0.70%) HTTP
18 45 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (9.46%) Big Data
2 496 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 364 (5.12%) SQL Server
4 316 (4.45%) Data Lake
5 294 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 205 (2.89%) Power BI
7 191 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 147 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 145 (2.04%) MySQL
10 142 (2.00%) Metadata
11 111 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 88 (1.24%) Tableau
13 84 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 81 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
15 78 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 67 (0.94%) BigQuery
16 67 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 58 (0.82%) Data Mining
18 56 (0.79%) Redis
19 50 (0.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 199 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 195 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 128 (1.80%) JIRA
4 80 (1.13%) Bitbucket
5 68 (0.96%) GitLab
6 65 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 61 (0.86%) Maven
8 57 (0.80%) Selenium
9 56 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 54 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 53 (0.75%) ERwin
12 52 (0.73%) JUnit
13 31 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 29 (0.41%) Appium
15 26 (0.37%) Postman
16 25 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (0.31%) Ant
17 22 (0.31%) Gradle
18 19 (0.27%) Calabash
18 19 (0.27%) WATIR
General
1 2,043 (28.76%) Social Skills
2 1,884 (26.52%) Finance
3 604 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 588 (8.28%) Banking
5 426 (6.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 406 (5.72%) Retail
7 335 (4.72%) Public Sector
8 292 (4.11%) Marketing
9 280 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
10 250 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
11 243 (3.42%) Law
12 211 (2.97%) Legal
13 161 (2.27%) Telecoms
14 139 (1.96%) Police
15 112 (1.58%) Games
16 105 (1.48%) Financial Institution
17 98 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
18 95 (1.34%) Advertising
19 70 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
20 67 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (8.18%) .NET
2 310 (4.36%) React
3 239 (3.36%) REST
4 205 (2.89%) Node.js
5 195 (2.75%) Web Services
6 179 (2.52%) HTML
7 178 (2.51%) AngularJS
7 178 (2.51%) XML
8 177 (2.49%) Kafka
9 165 (2.32%) JSON
10 153 (2.15%) CSS
11 148 (2.08%) Middleware
12 143 (2.01%) Spring
13 141 (1.99%) .NET Core
14 133 (1.87%) RESTful
15 123 (1.73%) Spring Boot
16 112 (1.58%) SOAP
17 110 (1.55%) HTML5
18 94 (1.32%) ASP.NET
19 76 (1.07%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 526 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 501 (7.05%) Public Cloud
3 448 (6.31%) Cloud Native
4 325 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 263 (3.70%) IoT
6 251 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 226 (3.18%) User Experience
8 209 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
9 138 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
10 131 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 130 (1.83%) Smart Meter
12 119 (1.68%) Virtual Team
13 114 (1.60%) Data Structures
14 113 (1.59%) Private Cloud
15 102 (1.44%) Mobile App
16 87 (1.22%) Algorithms
16 87 (1.22%) Blockchain
17 85 (1.20%) Blog
17 85 (1.20%) Robotics
18 70 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 540 (7.60%) Linux
2 377 (5.31%) Windows
3 129 (1.82%) Unix
4 76 (1.07%) Windows Server
5 69 (0.97%) Android
6 61 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 48 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 41 (0.58%) VMS
8 41 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 23 (0.32%) CentOS
10 21 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (0.17%) Solaris
13 8 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.099%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.070%) HPUX
15 5 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.056%) tvOS
17 2 (0.028%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,352 (33.11%) Agile
2 1,368 (19.26%) DevOps
3 1,057 (14.88%) Microservices
4 1,040 (14.64%) TOGAF
5 963 (13.56%) Analytics
6 878 (12.36%) Cybersecurity
7 800 (11.26%) CI/CD
8 788 (11.09%) IT Strategy
9 780 (10.98%) Computer Science
10 740 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
11 731 (10.29%) Migration
12 714 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
13 709 (9.98%) Data Modelling
14 648 (9.12%) Data Architecture
15 642 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 638 (8.98%) Thought Leadership
17 614 (8.64%) Mentoring
18 606 (8.53%) Software Engineering
19 598 (8.42%) Presales
20 520 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 785 (11.05%) Java
2 700 (9.85%) SQL
3 685 (9.64%) Python
4 505 (7.11%) C#
5 494 (6.95%) JavaScript
6 232 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 157 (2.21%) C
8 150 (2.11%) TypeScript
9 136 (1.91%) C++
10 133 (1.87%) Bash
11 99 (1.39%) PHP
12 73 (1.03%) Go
13 54 (0.76%) Scala
14 48 (0.68%) Groovy
14 48 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 38 (0.53%) Apex Code
16 35 (0.49%) Ruby
17 29 (0.41%) R
18 27 (0.38%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.21%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 980 (13.80%) Degree
2 661 (9.31%) Security Cleared
3 448 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 276 (3.89%) TOGAF Certification
5 182 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 170 (2.39%) CISSP
7 161 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 143 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 131 (1.84%) AWS Certification
10 100 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 72 (1.01%) CISM
12 69 (0.97%) CCIE
13 62 (0.87%) CCNP
14 60 (0.84%) PhD
15 53 (0.75%) Master's Degree
16 42 (0.59%) MCSE
17 31 (0.44%) CISA
18 30 (0.42%) CCNA
19 28 (0.39%) CCDP
19 28 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (4.34%) GDPR
2 242 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 240 (3.38%) NIST
4 220 (3.10%) Data Quality
5 217 (3.06%) QA
6 139 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 131 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 74 (1.04%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.65%) NCSC
10 37 (0.52%) JSP 440
11 36 (0.51%) Accessibility
11 36 (0.51%) COBIT
12 32 (0.45%) PMO
13 30 (0.42%) SLA
14 26 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 22 (0.31%) GRC
17 17 (0.24%) NIST 800
18 16 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
19 12 (0.17%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 428 (6.03%) Docker
2 257 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (3.48%) Active Directory
4 90 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 87 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 66 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (0.75%) Firmware
8 37 (0.52%) vSphere
9 26 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 20 (0.28%) KVM
12 15 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.13%) LXC
13 9 (0.13%) Xen
13 9 (0.13%) XenApp
13 9 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.084%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 639 (9.00%) Kubernetes
2 336 (4.73%) Terraform
3 268 (3.77%) Ansible
4 146 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 139 (1.96%) Puppet
6 89 (1.25%) SCCM
7 80 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 40 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 37 (0.52%) CASB
10 26 (0.37%) Istio
11 25 (0.35%) Rancher
12 21 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 18 (0.25%) vCenter Server
14 15 (0.21%) Kiali
15 11 (0.15%) Grafana
16 10 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (0.14%) Prometheus
17 9 (0.13%) Mesos
18 8 (0.11%) Consul
18 8 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,348 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 439 (6.18%) Salesforce.com
3 367 (5.17%) Google
4 357 (5.03%) Oracle
5 335 (4.72%) VMware
6 282 (3.97%) Adobe
7 255 (3.59%) SAP
8 225 (3.17%) Apple
9 223 (3.14%) Cisco
10 197 (2.77%) MuleSoft
11 174 (2.45%) Databricks
12 138 (1.94%) Dell
13 125 (1.76%) Citrix
14 119 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 111 (1.56%) Palo Alto
16 110 (1.55%) IBM
17 94 (1.32%) Informatica
18 64 (0.90%) Red Hat
19 63 (0.89%) Juniper
20 58 (0.82%) Sitecore