Period
to 22 May 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 44 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,633 8,950 8,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.71% 5.57% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 5.77% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,460 6,838 6,286
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +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 128,267 155,013 153,690
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.44% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 102,739 127,102 128,135
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 3,867 £85,000 +3.03% 596
South East -3 1,200 £73,750 +5.36% 259
Midlands +15 863 £65,000 -7.14% 174
North of England -12 828 £70,000 +3.70% 248
West Midlands +15 679 £65,000 -3.70% 113
North West -8 462 £70,000 +3.70% 139
South West +18 433 £65,000 -3.70% 121
East of England +13 347 £75,000 +6.38% 109
Yorkshire -33 281 £65,000 -3.70% 86
East Midlands +1 179 £67,000 -10.67% 59
North East +12 87 £66,250 +1.92% 23
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,665 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2,323 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,951 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1,571 (20.58%) Microsoft
5 1,553 (20.35%) Finance
6 1,378 (18.05%) Java
7 1,277 (16.73%) TOGAF
8 1,104 (14.46%) DevOps
9 1,044 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1,039 (13.61%) Presales
11 985 (12.90%) SQL
12 911 (11.94%) .NET
13 875 (11.46%) Degree
14 810 (10.61%) Microservices
15 799 (10.47%) Migration
16 764 (10.01%) IT Strategy
17 742 (9.72%) C#
18 715 (9.37%) Analytics
19 712 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 669 (8.76%) Big Data
21 662 (8.67%) Web Services
22 655 (8.58%) Python
23 650 (8.52%) Software Engineering
24 645 (8.45%) JavaScript
25 615 (8.06%) SOA
26 610 (7.99%) PaaS
27 601 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
27 601 (7.87%) Mentoring
28 591 (7.74%) Data Modelling
29 589 (7.72%) Security Cleared

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
1 206 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 181 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 147 (1.93%) CMS
4 133 (1.74%) Apache
5 132 (1.73%) Confluence
6 121 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 78 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 71 (0.93%) IIS
9 67 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 60 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 60 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 53 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 52 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 52 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 51 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 50 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 47 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 38 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
17 33 (0.43%) JBoss
18 32 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 83 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.052%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.039%) SPSS
8 2 (0.026%) InVision
8 2 (0.026%) Sketch
8 2 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.013%) ArchiCAD
9 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.013%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 60 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
4 42 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 35 (0.46%) Magento
7 28 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
8 23 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
9 22 (0.29%) SAP CRM
10 17 (0.22%) SAP SCM
11 14 (0.18%) SAP MM
11 14 (0.18%) SAP PP
12 12 (0.16%) SAP GRC
13 11 (0.14%) SAP EWM
14 9 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
14 9 (0.12%) SAP QM
15 8 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
15 8 (0.10%) SAP MDG
16 7 (0.092%) NetSuite
16 7 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,323 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,951 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
3 610 (7.99%) PaaS
4 546 (7.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 488 (6.39%) SaaS
6 479 (6.28%) IaaS
7 418 (5.48%) Office 365
8 232 (3.04%) Serverless
9 204 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
10 155 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 120 (1.57%) Power Platform
12 104 (1.36%) GitHub
13 96 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
14 95 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 85 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
16 76 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
17 70 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
18 67 (0.88%) OpenShift
19 65 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 44 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 386 (5.06%) Firewall
2 361 (4.73%) WAN
3 248 (3.25%) Network Security
4 228 (2.99%) LAN
5 190 (2.49%) Internet
6 142 (1.86%) VPN
7 136 (1.78%) DNS
8 121 (1.59%) Wireless
9 105 (1.38%) MPLS
9 105 (1.38%) Unified Communications
10 99 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
11 87 (1.14%) SAN
12 86 (1.13%) TCP/IP
13 81 (1.06%) HTTP
14 73 (0.96%) Skype
15 68 (0.89%) BGP
16 62 (0.81%) DHCP
17 52 (0.68%) OSPF
18 51 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
19 50 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (8.76%) Big Data
2 563 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 468 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
4 399 (5.23%) NoSQL
5 319 (4.18%) Hadoop
6 238 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 194 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 172 (2.25%) Data Lake
9 159 (2.08%) MySQL
10 144 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 127 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 117 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 113 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 111 (1.45%) Power BI
15 103 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 98 (1.28%) HBase
17 93 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
17 93 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 88 (1.15%) Apache Hive
19 86 (1.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 239 (3.13%) JIRA
2 208 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 179 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 139 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 105 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
7 49 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 43 (0.56%) Selenium
9 42 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 38 (0.50%) JUnit
11 36 (0.47%) ERwin
11 36 (0.47%) Maven
12 35 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 33 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (0.39%) Bitbucket
15 29 (0.38%) Gradle
16 26 (0.34%) Mockito
17 24 (0.31%) Appium
18 23 (0.30%) ProC
19 20 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 1,553 (20.35%) Finance
2 560 (7.34%) Retail
3 456 (5.97%) Banking
4 329 (4.31%) Marketing
5 312 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 194 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 102 (1.34%) Advertising
8 98 (1.28%) Legal
9 97 (1.27%) Front Office
10 69 (0.90%) Law
11 65 (0.85%) Publishing
12 48 (0.63%) Games
13 46 (0.60%) Local Government
14 43 (0.56%) Electronics
15 42 (0.55%) Military
16 40 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 36 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 35 (0.46%) Automotive
18 35 (0.46%) Back Office
18 35 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 911 (11.94%) .NET
2 662 (8.67%) Web Services
3 343 (4.49%) AngularJS
4 339 (4.44%) HTML
5 335 (4.39%) Node.js
6 292 (3.83%) React
7 261 (3.42%) REST
8 240 (3.14%) JSON
9 238 (3.12%) RESTful
10 234 (3.07%) Spring
11 211 (2.76%) Middleware
12 208 (2.73%) CSS
13 206 (2.70%) XML
14 184 (2.41%) ASP.NET
15 167 (2.19%) Kafka
16 164 (2.15%) SOAP
17 121 (1.59%) J2EE
18 109 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
19 95 (1.24%) HTML5
20 92 (1.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 601 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 503 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 431 (5.65%) Public Cloud
4 413 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 407 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 319 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
7 276 (3.62%) User Experience
8 270 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
9 245 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
10 231 (3.03%) Fintech
11 195 (2.55%) Cloud Native
12 140 (1.83%) Private Cloud
13 136 (1.78%) Mobile App
14 99 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 98 (1.28%) CESG
16 90 (1.18%) PKI
17 85 (1.11%) Derivative
18 79 (1.03%) Data Structures
19 77 (1.01%) Client/Server
20 70 (0.92%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 579 (7.59%) Windows
2 472 (6.18%) Linux
3 201 (2.63%) Unix
4 153 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 113 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 99 (1.30%) Android
7 93 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 86 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 70 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 37 (0.48%) AIX
11 35 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.41%) CentOS
14 22 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.22%) Solaris
16 16 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.12%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.079%) SUSE
20 3 (0.039%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,665 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,277 (16.73%) TOGAF
3 1,104 (14.46%) DevOps
4 1,044 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1,039 (13.61%) Presales
6 810 (10.61%) Microservices
7 799 (10.47%) Migration
8 764 (10.01%) IT Strategy
9 715 (9.37%) Analytics
10 712 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 650 (8.52%) Software Engineering
12 615 (8.06%) SOA
13 601 (7.87%) Mentoring
14 591 (7.74%) Data Modelling
15 583 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
16 563 (7.38%) Project Management
17 555 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
18 546 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
19 518 (6.79%) Information Security
20 503 (6.59%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1,378 (18.05%) Java
2 985 (12.90%) SQL
3 742 (9.72%) C#
4 655 (8.58%) Python
5 645 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 261 (3.42%) C
7 243 (3.18%) PowerShell
8 239 (3.13%) C++
9 172 (2.25%) Scala
10 114 (1.49%) Ruby
11 100 (1.31%) R
12 90 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 78 (1.02%) PHP
14 72 (0.94%) Perl
15 65 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 59 (0.77%) Bash Shell
17 52 (0.68%) Go
18 46 (0.60%) Shell Script
19 41 (0.54%) Java 8
20 32 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 875 (11.46%) Degree
2 589 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 353 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 291 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 285 (3.73%) CISSP
6 273 (3.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 219 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 180 (2.36%) DV Cleared
9 165 (2.16%) CCNP
10 146 (1.91%) CISM
11 131 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 106 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
13 104 (1.36%) CCIE
14 103 (1.35%) AWS Certification
15 92 (1.21%) MCSE
16 75 (0.98%) CCNA
17 68 (0.89%) CISA
18 54 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
19 52 (0.68%) CCDP
20 50 (0.66%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (3.92%) GDPR
2 243 (3.18%) QA
3 180 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 152 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 119 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 86 (1.13%) SLA
7 53 (0.69%) COBIT
8 49 (0.64%) JSP 440
9 42 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 39 (0.51%) HMG Infosec
11 29 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 27 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 18 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
16 15 (0.20%) RMADS
17 14 (0.18%) BS7799
17 14 (0.18%) Def Stans
18 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 13 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 512 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 446 (5.84%) Docker
3 373 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 173 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (0.75%) XenApp
7 49 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 36 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.46%) VMware NSX
11 29 (0.38%) Apache Flume
12 28 (0.37%) vSphere
13 25 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.28%) HDFS
15 20 (0.26%) BitLocker
15 20 (0.26%) IAG
16 15 (0.20%) NFS
17 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 10 (0.13%) DFS Replication
18 10 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 307 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 187 (2.45%) Ansible
3 161 (2.11%) SCCM
4 156 (2.04%) Puppet
5 146 (1.91%) Terraform
6 106 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (0.93%) SCOM
8 51 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 47 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 45 (0.59%) vCenter Server
11 43 (0.56%) SCVMM
12 35 (0.46%) vRealize
13 34 (0.45%) FortiGate
14 30 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
15 29 (0.38%) Mesos
16 28 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 28 (0.37%) SCOrch
17 27 (0.35%) Packer
18 25 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
19 23 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,571 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 574 (7.52%) Oracle
3 537 (7.04%) VMware
4 532 (6.97%) Google
5 481 (6.30%) Cisco
6 439 (5.75%) SAP
7 259 (3.39%) Citrix
8 238 (3.12%) IBM
9 190 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 128 (1.68%) Juniper
11 123 (1.61%) MuleSoft
12 118 (1.55%) Tableau
13 105 (1.38%) ServiceNow
14 104 (1.36%) hybris
15 103 (1.35%) HP
16 98 (1.28%) Red Hat
17 97 (1.27%) EMC
17 97 (1.27%) Informatica
18 93 (1.22%) CheckPoint
19 86 (1.13%) Dell