Period
to 21 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 41 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,063 5,486 7,690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.42% 5.48% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 5.75% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,082 4,034 5,521
10th Percentile £57,525 £56,250 £55,000
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £113,750 £106,250
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%

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 69,619 95,422 132,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 95.29% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55,520 78,110 107,194
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% +1.01% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 1,980 £87,500 - 476
South East -11 665 £75,000 - 171
North of England +5 520 £70,000 - 196
Midlands -13 324 £72,500 +2.11% 117
South West -18 255 £65,000 -2.99% 86
North West -3 245 £75,000 +7.14% 111
Yorkshire +17 236 £68,750 +5.77% 69
West Midlands -5 230 £72,000 +2.86% 81
East of England +7 204 £75,000 -3.23% 66
East Midlands -14 96 £74,000 -7.50% 36
North East +4 46 £63,750 -1.92% 16
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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 1,594 (39.23%) Azure
2 1,214 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1,174 (28.89%) AWS
4 860 (21.17%) Microsoft
5 739 (18.19%) DevOps
6 695 (17.11%) Finance
7 565 (13.91%) TOGAF
8 512 (12.60%) Microservices
9 478 (11.76%) Java
10 444 (10.93%) Migration
11 439 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 439 (10.80%) Analytics
12 437 (10.76%) SQL
13 436 (10.73%) Security Cleared
14 430 (10.58%) GCP
15 422 (10.39%) PaaS
16 403 (9.92%) Kubernetes
17 402 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 399 (9.82%) .NET
19 371 (9.13%) Presales
20 363 (8.93%) Degree
21 343 (8.44%) Python
22 330 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
22 330 (8.12%) Docker
23 328 (8.07%) SaaS
24 327 (8.05%) SC Cleared
25 317 (7.80%) IaaS
26 316 (7.78%) SQL Server
27 310 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
28 297 (7.31%) Problem-Solving

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
1 131 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 101 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 75 (1.85%) CMS
4 49 (1.21%) Confluence
5 40 (0.98%) Apache
6 37 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 33 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
8 29 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 28 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.62%) IIS
11 23 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 23 (0.57%) JBoss
12 22 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
14 13 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
15 12 (0.30%) Drupal
16 11 (0.27%) Alfresco
16 11 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) Stata
7 3 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.049%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.025%) Weka
Business Applications
1 46 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 20 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 13 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
8 12 (0.30%) Loan IQ
8 12 (0.30%) Magento
8 12 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.22%) Infor M3
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.098%) Eikon
12 4 (0.098%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.098%) SAP FI
12 4 (0.098%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.098%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,594 (39.23%) Azure
2 1,174 (28.89%) AWS
3 430 (10.58%) GCP
4 422 (10.39%) PaaS
5 328 (8.07%) SaaS
6 317 (7.80%) IaaS
7 284 (6.99%) Microsoft 365
8 185 (4.55%) Power Platform
9 155 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 124 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
11 120 (2.95%) Serverless
12 103 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 83 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
14 68 (1.67%) Amazon EKS
15 54 (1.33%) OpenShift
16 53 (1.30%) GitHub
17 52 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
18 50 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
19 49 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
20 46 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 240 (5.91%) Firewall
2 102 (2.51%) WAN
3 90 (2.22%) VPN
4 84 (2.07%) Network Security
5 74 (1.82%) LAN
5 74 (1.82%) SD-WAN
6 65 (1.60%) DNS
7 53 (1.30%) MPLS
8 48 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 42 (1.03%) Internet
10 41 (1.01%) Skype
11 38 (0.94%) HTTP
12 37 (0.91%) Unified Communications
13 34 (0.84%) Wireless
14 32 (0.79%) SAN
15 30 (0.74%) OSPF
16 27 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (0.62%) BGP
18 24 (0.59%) NetScaler
18 24 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 310 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 243 (5.98%) Big Data
4 174 (4.28%) Data Lake
5 159 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 100 (2.46%) Power BI
7 98 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 88 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 87 (2.14%) MySQL
10 82 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 73 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 71 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 70 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 68 (1.67%) MongoDB
15 54 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
16 53 (1.30%) Tableau
17 46 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 43 (1.06%) Amazon Athena
20 41 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 139 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 97 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 81 (1.99%) JIRA
4 28 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 24 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 21 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 20 (0.49%) Selenium
8 19 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 18 (0.44%) Maven
9 18 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (0.32%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.32%) gulp
12 11 (0.27%) ERwin
12 11 (0.27%) Grunt
12 11 (0.27%) Spinnaker
12 11 (0.27%) webpack
13 10 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 695 (17.11%) Finance
2 264 (6.50%) Public Sector
3 200 (4.92%) Retail
4 180 (4.43%) Banking
5 177 (4.36%) Marketing
6 136 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 89 (2.19%) Law
8 70 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.43%) Legal
10 51 (1.26%) Electronics
11 44 (1.08%) Advertising
12 42 (1.03%) Back Office
13 36 (0.89%) Aerospace
14 33 (0.81%) Military
15 32 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.59%) Investment Banking
16 24 (0.59%) Local Government
17 23 (0.57%) Automotive
18 13 (0.32%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (9.82%) .NET
2 158 (3.89%) Web Services
3 147 (3.62%) REST
4 137 (3.37%) React
5 118 (2.90%) CSS
5 118 (2.90%) Node.js
6 111 (2.73%) .NET Core
7 108 (2.66%) Kafka
8 97 (2.39%) AngularJS
9 85 (2.09%) HTML
10 74 (1.82%) JSON
11 70 (1.72%) Spring
12 68 (1.67%) XML
13 65 (1.60%) SOAP
14 57 (1.40%) .NET Framework
14 57 (1.40%) Middleware
15 52 (1.28%) RESTful
16 51 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (1.21%) ASP.NET
18 48 (1.18%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 291 (7.16%) Public Cloud
2 239 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (4.87%) Cloud Native
4 171 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 160 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 128 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 116 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 113 (2.78%) User Experience
9 65 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 55 (1.35%) Private Cloud
11 47 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 46 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
14 40 (0.98%) Life Science
15 39 (0.96%) Blog
16 37 (0.91%) Reinsurance
17 33 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
18 32 (0.79%) Mobile App
19 31 (0.76%) NHS
20 28 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 279 (6.87%) Windows
2 231 (5.69%) Linux
3 92 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 80 (1.97%) Unix
5 53 (1.30%) Windows 10
6 28 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 25 (0.62%) Android
9 24 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.37%) CentOS
13 12 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.27%) VMS
15 9 (0.22%) Solaris
15 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.074%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.049%) Robot Operating System
17 2 (0.049%) SUSE
18 1 (0.025%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,214 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (18.19%) DevOps
3 565 (13.91%) TOGAF
4 512 (12.60%) Microservices
5 444 (10.93%) Migration
6 439 (10.80%) Analytics
6 439 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 402 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 371 (9.13%) Presales
9 330 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
10 297 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
11 280 (6.89%) Data Modelling
12 270 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
13 264 (6.50%) Software Engineering
14 258 (6.35%) Data Architecture
15 251 (6.18%) Security Architecture
16 248 (6.10%) Project Delivery
17 237 (5.83%) IT Strategy
18 235 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
19 232 (5.71%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 478 (11.76%) Java
2 437 (10.76%) SQL
3 343 (8.44%) Python
4 241 (5.93%) C#
5 219 (5.39%) JavaScript
6 139 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 117 (2.88%) C
8 50 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 49 (1.21%) C++
10 40 (0.98%) Scala
11 35 (0.86%) PHP
12 33 (0.81%) Go
13 32 (0.79%) TypeScript
14 30 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.66%) R
16 23 (0.57%) Perl
16 23 (0.57%) Ruby
17 21 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 20 (0.49%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 436 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 363 (8.93%) Degree
3 327 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 144 (3.54%) CISSP
5 121 (2.98%) TOGAF Certification
6 108 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
7 82 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 75 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 68 (1.67%) CISM
9 68 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (1.65%) AWS Certification
11 54 (1.33%) CCNP
12 49 (1.21%) CCNA
13 46 (1.13%) CISA
14 38 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
15 32 (0.79%) MCSE
16 31 (0.76%) CCIE
17 23 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (0.44%) Master's Degree
18 18 (0.44%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (2.19%) QA
3 85 (2.09%) NIST
4 76 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 70 (1.72%) GDPR
6 50 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 40 (0.98%) NCSC
8 22 (0.54%) JSP 440
9 20 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 15 (0.37%) COBIT
10 15 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (0.32%) EMIR
11 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
12 12 (0.30%) GRC
12 12 (0.30%) MiFID
13 10 (0.25%) PSD2
13 10 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.22%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.22%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 330 (8.12%) Docker
2 255 (6.28%) Active Directory
3 191 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 34 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.66%) Firmware
7 26 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 24 (0.59%) vSphere
9 21 (0.52%) VirtualBox
10 17 (0.42%) HDFS
11 16 (0.39%) XenApp
12 15 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.32%) vCloud
14 12 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.098%) KVM
16 4 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 3 (0.074%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 403 (9.92%) Kubernetes
2 241 (5.93%) Terraform
3 180 (4.43%) Ansible
4 82 (2.02%) SCCM
5 62 (1.53%) Puppet
6 57 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (0.89%) SCOM
9 28 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.66%) CASB
11 25 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 22 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
12 22 (0.54%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.47%) FortiGate
13 19 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 17 (0.42%) vRealize
15 14 (0.34%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.27%) MIIS
17 10 (0.25%) Grafana
18 9 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 860 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 267 (6.57%) Google
3 264 (6.50%) VMware
4 233 (5.73%) Oracle
5 224 (5.51%) SAP
6 183 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 169 (4.16%) Cisco
8 122 (3.00%) Databricks
9 110 (2.71%) IBM
10 86 (2.12%) Citrix
11 85 (2.09%) MuleSoft
12 68 (1.67%) Dell
13 67 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 61 (1.50%) Informatica
15 52 (1.28%) EMC
16 47 (1.16%) Adobe
17 46 (1.13%) Fortinet
18 44 (1.08%) Cloudera
19 40 (0.98%) Talend
20 37 (0.91%) Juniper