Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 70 30
Rank change year-on-year +37 -40 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 365 204 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.84% 3.62% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.18% 3.75% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 244 148 198
Scotland median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £42,000 £45,925 £47,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £75,375
UK median annual salary £75,000 £73,200 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.46% +0.97% +3.57%

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 5,082 5,446 4,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 96.66% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,319 3,534 3,035
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +29 193 £70,000 +3.70% 16
Glasgow +42 159 £60,000 -4.00% 32
North Lanarkshire -1 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 3 £61,250 - 2
Stirling +6 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £62,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £65,000 - 4
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 117 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (22.47%) IT Strategy
3 76 (20.82%) Finance
4 75 (20.55%) CRM
5 74 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 62 (16.99%) SAP
7 52 (14.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 48 (13.15%) TOGAF
9 47 (12.88%) Presales
10 46 (12.60%) Java
10 46 (12.60%) Cisco
11 41 (11.23%) Data Centre
12 40 (10.96%) Mentoring
13 38 (10.41%) Waterfall
13 38 (10.41%) Banking
14 33 (9.04%) SQL
15 32 (8.77%) SAP CRM
15 32 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
16 31 (8.49%) Technical Leadership
17 30 (8.22%) Degree
17 30 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (7.95%) SOA
19 28 (7.67%) WAN
19 28 (7.67%) Microsoft
19 28 (7.67%) Wireless
20 27 (7.40%) Windows
20 27 (7.40%) SDLC
21 26 (7.12%) Marketing
22 25 (6.85%) Zachman Framework

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 11 (3.01%) JBoss
2 7 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.64%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.10%) Apache
5 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (8.77%) SAP CRM
2 21 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (1.92%) SAP ERP
5 5 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 74 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.74%) SaaS
5 9 (2.47%) PaaS
6 8 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.19%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.92%) IaaS
7 7 (1.92%) Office 365
8 4 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.82%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.82%) Serverless
10 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.55%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.67%) WAN
1 28 (7.67%) Wireless
2 22 (6.03%) Firewall
3 18 (4.93%) Network Security
4 17 (4.66%) LAN
5 13 (3.56%) MPLS
6 12 (3.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 12 (3.29%) Wireless Security
7 8 (2.19%) BGP
8 5 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.37%) Telepresence
8 5 (1.37%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.55%) VLAN
9 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.29%) Big Data
4 12 (3.29%) DB2
5 6 (1.64%) GIS
6 5 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.10%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.55%) Flink
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.27%) MySQL
10 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.55%) Hudson
1 2 (0.55%) Subversion
2 1 (0.27%) ERwin
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.27%) WebScarab
General
1 76 (20.82%) Finance
2 38 (10.41%) Banking
3 26 (7.12%) Marketing
4 22 (6.03%) Retail
5 15 (4.11%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.55%) Local Government
8 2 (0.55%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.03%) Web Services
2 21 (5.75%) .NET
3 16 (4.38%) AngularJS
4 14 (3.84%) Java EE
5 12 (3.29%) Kafka
5 12 (3.29%) Node.js
6 10 (2.74%) Middleware
7 9 (2.47%) React
8 8 (2.19%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.19%) J2EE
8 8 (2.19%) XML
9 7 (1.92%) CGI
10 6 (1.64%) REST
10 6 (1.64%) SOAP
10 6 (1.64%) Struts
11 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.10%) CSS
12 4 (1.10%) HTML
12 4 (1.10%) RichFaces
13 3 (0.82%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.23%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.38%) FMCG
5 14 (3.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (3.29%) User Experience
7 11 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.19%) Fintech
10 6 (1.64%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.64%) NHS
10 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.82%) Replication
13 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
14 2 (0.55%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.40%) Windows
2 14 (3.84%) Linux
3 6 (1.64%) AIX
3 6 (1.64%) HPUX
3 6 (1.64%) Solaris
4 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (22.47%) IT Strategy
3 75 (20.55%) CRM
4 52 (14.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 48 (13.15%) TOGAF
6 47 (12.88%) Presales
7 40 (10.96%) Mentoring
8 38 (10.41%) Waterfall
9 32 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
10 31 (8.49%) Technical Leadership
11 29 (7.95%) SOA
12 27 (7.40%) SDLC
13 25 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (6.85%) Zachman Framework
14 24 (6.58%) E-Commerce
14 24 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (6.30%) Migration
16 22 (6.03%) Microservices
17 21 (5.75%) ArchiMate
17 21 (5.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.60%) Java
2 33 (9.04%) SQL
3 21 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.48%) C#
5 12 (3.29%) C
6 9 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.37%) C++
8 3 (0.82%) X++
9 2 (0.55%) Java 8
9 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.55%) Python
9 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
1 30 (8.22%) Degree
2 21 (5.75%) CCNP
3 16 (4.38%) TOGAF Certification
4 14 (3.84%) CCDP
5 12 (3.29%) CCIE
6 10 (2.74%) JNCIE
7 6 (1.64%) CISSP
8 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.82%) CSSLP
9 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) CCNA
10 2 (0.55%) CISM
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.55%) PhD
11 1 (0.27%) CCSA
11 1 (0.27%) CCSE
11 1 (0.27%) CEH
11 1 (0.27%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) SLA
2 11 (3.01%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 12 (3.29%) Docker
2 10 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.74%) VMware NSX
3 6 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.82%) Firmware
4 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.84%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.55%) Puppet
2 2 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.27%) Nessus
3 1 (0.27%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (16.99%) SAP
2 46 (12.60%) Cisco
3 28 (7.67%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.85%) Oracle
5 22 (6.03%) Google
6 15 (4.11%) VMware
7 13 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.29%) Juniper
9 8 (2.19%) Cognizant
9 8 (2.19%) hybris
10 6 (1.64%) Chordiant
10 6 (1.64%) HP
11 5 (1.37%) Citrix
12 4 (1.10%) IBM
13 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.82%) Dell
13 3 (0.82%) EMC
13 3 (0.82%) Tableau
14 2 (0.55%) MobileIron
14 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow