Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 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 > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 30 56
Rank change year-on-year -35 +26 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 204 352 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.65% 6.81% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 7.10% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 154 194 165
Scotland median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £66,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +7.32%
10th Percentile £44,750 £47,500 £45,267
90th Percentile £90,000 £73,750 £83,450
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +1.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5375 4960 6138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.01% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3436 3081 3956
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in Scotland.

Salary trend for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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
Edinburgh -31 113 £70,000 +19.15% 7
Glasgow -37 71 £62,000 +3.33% 5
North Lanarkshire +1 5 £66,250 -1.12%
Falkirk +1 4 £45,000 -14.29%
Stirling +2 2 £61,250 -18.33%
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 75 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.88%) Finance
3 47 (23.04%) TOGAF
4 36 (17.65%) Scrum
5 34 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 31 (15.20%) Cisco
7 30 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 30 (14.71%) SQL
7 30 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
8 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
9 26 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (12.75%) Linux
9 26 (12.75%) ITIL
9 26 (12.75%) Firewall
10 25 (12.25%) Windows
10 25 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (11.76%) LAN
11 24 (11.76%) WAN
12 23 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (10.78%) SAP
13 22 (10.78%) Oracle
14 21 (10.29%) Java
14 21 (10.29%) Degree
14 21 (10.29%) Translating Business Requirements
14 21 (10.29%) IT Strategy
15 20 (9.80%) .NET
16 19 (9.31%) CISSP
16 19 (9.31%) Requirements Analysis
16 19 (9.31%) Network Security
17 18 (8.82%) Data Integration

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (1.96%) CMS
2 4 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.47%) IIS
4 2 (0.98%) Apache
4 2 (0.98%) JBoss
4 2 (0.98%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) GemFire
5 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.94%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.98%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.90%) iPaaS
5 5 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.45%) Office 365
6 4 (1.96%) Force.com
6 4 (1.96%) PaaS
6 4 (1.96%) SaaS
6 4 (1.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.47%) IaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.75%) Firewall
2 24 (11.76%) LAN
2 24 (11.76%) WAN
3 19 (9.31%) Network Security
4 15 (7.35%) Internet
4 15 (7.35%) VPN
5 14 (6.86%) Wireless
6 12 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
6 12 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 12 (5.88%) MPLS
7 4 (1.96%) Skype
7 4 (1.96%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.47%) SAN
9 2 (0.98%) DHCP
9 2 (0.98%) DNS
9 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.98%) SSL
9 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.39%) SAP HANA
3 10 (4.90%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.94%) DB2
5 6 (2.94%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.45%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.47%) Big Data
8 3 (1.47%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.47%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.98%) GIS
9 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.98%) MySQL
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.96%) Subversion
5 3 (1.47%) ERwin
5 3 (1.47%) JUnit
5 3 (1.47%) MagicDraw
5 3 (1.47%) Maven
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.49%) Gradle
7 1 (0.49%) Mockito
7 1 (0.49%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 63 (30.88%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Banking
3 8 (3.92%) Retail
4 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.80%) .NET
2 14 (6.86%) Web Services
3 9 (4.41%) AngularJS
4 7 (3.43%) SAML
4 7 (3.43%) Velocity
4 7 (3.43%) XML
5 6 (2.94%) Node.js
5 6 (2.94%) React
5 6 (2.94%) REST
5 6 (2.94%) SAP Basis
6 5 (2.45%) OAuth
6 5 (2.45%) OpenID
6 5 (2.45%) Spring
7 4 (1.96%) SOAP
8 3 (1.47%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.47%) J2EE
8 3 (1.47%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.98%) JMS
9 2 (0.98%) JSON
9 2 (0.98%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.41%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.92%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (3.92%) Online Banking
6 6 (2.94%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.45%) User Experience
8 4 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.96%) PMI
9 3 (1.47%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.98%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.98%) IVR
10 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.75%) Linux
2 25 (12.25%) Windows
3 13 (6.37%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.41%) Unix
5 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.98%) AIX
7 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.04%) TOGAF
3 36 (17.65%) Scrum
4 34 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
6 26 (12.75%) ITIL
6 26 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (10.29%) IT Strategy
7 21 (10.29%) Translating Business Requirements
8 19 (9.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (8.82%) Data Integration
9 18 (8.82%) Migration
9 18 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (8.33%) High Availability
10 17 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.33%) UML
11 16 (7.84%) DevOps
12 15 (7.35%) Network Design
13 13 (6.37%) Data Migration
13 13 (6.37%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.71%) SQL
2 21 (10.29%) Java
3 14 (6.86%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.41%) C#
5 7 (3.43%) C
5 7 (3.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.94%) Python
7 4 (1.96%) C++
7 4 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.98%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) COBOL
9 1 (0.49%) JCL
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) Scala
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.29%) Degree
2 19 (9.31%) CISSP
3 15 (7.35%) CCIE
3 15 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.43%) ISEB
5 4 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.49%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (0.49%) CEH
8 1 (0.49%) CISM
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.49%) GCIH
8 1 (0.49%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.45%) XenApp
2 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.96%) Firmware
3 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.49%) Docker
4 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (7.35%) Ansible
2 15 (7.35%) Puppet
3 4 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.49%) Packer
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Cisco
2 30 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.78%) Oracle
3 22 (10.78%) SAP
4 14 (6.86%) CheckPoint
4 14 (6.86%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.86%) Varonis
5 12 (5.88%) CyberArk
5 12 (5.88%) IBM
6 11 (5.39%) Charles River
7 8 (3.92%) Citrix
8 6 (2.94%) Capita
8 6 (2.94%) Google
9 5 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.45%) VMware
10 4 (1.96%) Dell
10 4 (1.96%) EMC
10 4 (1.96%) Symantec
11 2 (0.98%) CA
11 2 (0.98%) F5