Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 72 56
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 432 775 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 5.90% 4.04% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 4.19% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 367 645 857
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £51,936
90th Percentile £80,500 £84,500 £85,000
England 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 the North of 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 7,047 18,517 21,457
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.59% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5,996 14,454 17,522
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,285 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.74% +1.85% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +4.17%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the North of England.

Salary trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 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
North West +39 298 £70,000 - 81
Yorkshire +42 113 £65,000 - 37
North East -10 21 £65,000 - 14
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 North of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 172 (39.81%) Azure
2 132 (30.56%) TOGAF
3 127 (29.40%) Microsoft
4 115 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (26.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 107 (24.77%) .NET
7 104 (24.07%) Finance
8 90 (20.83%) SQL Server
9 80 (18.52%) C#
10 79 (18.29%) PaaS
11 77 (17.82%) IaaS
12 73 (16.90%) TOGAF Certification
13 71 (16.44%) Migration
14 67 (15.51%) AWS
14 67 (15.51%) IT Strategy
15 58 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (12.96%) Analytics
17 54 (12.50%) SaaS
18 51 (11.81%) Data Lake
18 51 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (11.57%) User Stories
19 50 (11.57%) Big Data
20 48 (11.11%) JavaScript
20 48 (11.11%) SQL
21 47 (10.88%) Python
21 47 (10.88%) Databricks
22 44 (10.19%) Sequence Diagram
23 42 (9.72%) R
23 42 (9.72%) DevOps
24 41 (9.49%) Microservices

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 17 (3.94%) IIS
2 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.46%) Apache
5 2 (0.46%) Mule
5 2 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.69%) Figma
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 172 (39.81%) Azure
2 79 (18.29%) PaaS
3 77 (17.82%) IaaS
4 67 (15.51%) AWS
5 54 (12.50%) SaaS
6 15 (3.47%) GCP
7 11 (2.55%) Power Platform
8 10 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.31%) Office 365
9 6 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.16%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.16%) Serverless
11 4 (0.93%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.69%) AWS IoT
12 3 (0.69%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.03%) Skype
2 23 (5.32%) MPLS
3 20 (4.63%) Firewall
4 14 (3.24%) VPN
5 11 (2.55%) DHCP
5 11 (2.55%) WAN
6 8 (1.85%) DNS
7 7 (1.62%) Internet
7 7 (1.62%) LAN
8 6 (1.39%) BGP
8 6 (1.39%) Wireless
9 5 (1.16%) 3GPP
9 5 (1.16%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.16%) HTTP
9 5 (1.16%) IPv4
9 5 (1.16%) IPv6
9 5 (1.16%) VLAN
9 5 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.93%) OSPF
10 4 (0.93%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.81%) Data Lake
3 50 (11.57%) Big Data
4 23 (5.32%) HDInsight
5 21 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.62%) Power BI
8 6 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.93%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.93%) DB2
10 4 (0.93%) MySQL
11 3 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.69%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) ERwin
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) NUnit
4 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (24.07%) Finance
2 38 (8.80%) Retail
3 19 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.24%) Legal
5 12 (2.78%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.08%) Banking
7 7 (1.62%) Marketing
8 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.69%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.46%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (24.77%) .NET
2 39 (9.03%) React
3 35 (8.10%) AngularJS
4 29 (6.71%) Middleware
5 27 (6.25%) REST
6 21 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (4.86%) Web Services
7 20 (4.63%) HTML
8 18 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 13 (3.01%) Node.js
10 12 (2.78%) XSLT
11 10 (2.31%) RESTful
11 10 (2.31%) XML
12 9 (2.08%) JSON
12 9 (2.08%) Laravel
12 9 (2.08%) Swagger
13 8 (1.85%) Kafka
14 6 (1.39%) CSS
15 5 (1.16%) SOAP
15 5 (1.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.01%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.39%) Social Media
6 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (0.69%) Clustering
8 3 (0.69%) User Experience
9 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.23%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.23%) STB
10 1 (0.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.17%) Windows
2 6 (1.39%) Linux
3 5 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.69%) HPUX
5 1 (0.23%) AIX
5 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (30.56%) TOGAF
2 115 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (26.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 71 (16.44%) Migration
5 67 (15.51%) IT Strategy
6 56 (12.96%) Analytics
7 51 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (11.57%) User Stories
9 44 (10.19%) Sequence Diagram
10 42 (9.72%) DevOps
11 41 (9.49%) Microservices
12 35 (8.10%) Use Case
13 32 (7.41%) Requirements Gathering
14 31 (7.18%) Technology Roadmap
15 28 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
15 28 (6.48%) Security Architecture
16 27 (6.25%) Data Architecture
17 26 (6.02%) Architectural Design
18 24 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.52%) C#
2 48 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 48 (11.11%) SQL
3 47 (10.88%) Python
4 42 (9.72%) R
5 33 (7.64%) Java
6 14 (3.24%) C++
7 13 (3.01%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.08%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) C
9 2 (0.46%) ES6
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (16.90%) TOGAF Certification
2 36 (8.33%) Degree
2 36 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (8.10%) MCSA
3 35 (8.10%) MCSE
4 25 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (5.32%) MCTS
6 19 (4.40%) CCNA
7 9 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.62%) CISSP
9 5 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.93%) CCNP
10 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.69%) CCIE
11 3 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.69%) PhD
11 3 (0.69%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.46%) CCDA
12 2 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) MiFID
4 1 (0.23%) NIST
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.62%) Docker
3 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.93%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.69%) Ansible
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.69%) Terraform
4 2 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) SCCM
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (29.40%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.88%) Databricks
3 39 (9.03%) Sparx
4 16 (3.70%) Cisco
5 13 (3.01%) Google
5 13 (3.01%) Oracle
6 10 (2.31%) MuleSoft
6 10 (2.31%) VMware
7 9 (2.08%) webMethods
8 8 (1.85%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.39%) IFS
9 6 (1.39%) Meraki
9 6 (1.39%) SAP
10 5 (1.16%) Capita
11 4 (0.93%) Juniper
11 4 (0.93%) Pega
12 3 (0.69%) HP
12 3 (0.69%) NEC
12 3 (0.69%) PlateSpin
12 3 (0.69%) Tableau