The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 50 74
Rank change year-on-year -14 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 92 140 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.45% 4.90% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 5.07% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 76 86 55
Median salary £67,500 £63,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £52,500 £43,913
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £71,250 £67,800
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2505 2761 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.96% 96.57% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 1586 1887
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +25 46 £58,750 -2.08% 4
Edinburgh -32 43 £72,500 +11.53% 4
Perth and Kinross - 3 £60,000 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 79 (41.15%) Finance
2 62 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (23.44%) SOA
4 39 (20.31%) Java
4 39 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (19.79%) TOGAF
6 28 (14.58%) Banking
6 28 (14.58%) Relational Database
7 27 (14.06%) Scrum
8 25 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (12.50%) Degree
9 24 (12.50%) Oracle
9 24 (12.50%) Data Modelling
10 21 (10.94%) ITIL
10 21 (10.94%) OO
10 21 (10.94%) IT Strategy
11 20 (10.42%) UML
11 20 (10.42%) Web Services
11 20 (10.42%) Microsoft
12 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
12 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
13 18 (9.38%) CISSP
14 17 (8.85%) .NET
14 17 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (8.85%) Hadoop
14 17 (8.85%) Data Centre
15 16 (8.33%) Big Data
15 16 (8.33%) Analytics
15 16 (8.33%) IBM
16 14 (7.29%) Project Management

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 13 (6.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (5.73%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.17%) JBoss
4 5 (2.60%) Alfresco
4 5 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.08%) Apache
5 4 (2.08%) FileNet
5 4 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.08%) SAS
6 3 (1.56%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.56%) CMS
6 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.04%) IIS
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (3.13%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.04%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.21%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.65%) Office 365
5 6 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.60%) iPaaS
7 4 (2.08%) SaaS
8 3 (1.56%) PaaS
9 2 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.04%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (1.04%) IaaS
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.21%) Network Security
2 9 (4.69%) Internet
3 5 (2.60%) Firewall
3 5 (2.60%) Skype
4 4 (2.08%) VoIP
5 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.04%) LAN
5 2 (1.04%) SAN
5 2 (1.04%) WAN
5 2 (1.04%) Wireless
6 1 (0.52%) DHCP
6 1 (0.52%) DNS
6 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.52%) NAS
6 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
2 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 17 (8.85%) Hadoop
4 16 (8.33%) Big Data
5 11 (5.73%) Apache Hive
5 11 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.17%) HBase
7 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.56%) Sqoop
7 3 (1.56%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.04%) OLTP
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) MySQL
9 1 (0.52%) QlikView
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.21%) ERwin
2 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.56%) JUnit
3 3 (1.56%) MagicDraw
3 3 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 79 (41.15%) Finance
2 28 (14.58%) Banking
3 12 (6.25%) Retail
4 11 (5.73%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.42%) Web Services
2 17 (8.85%) .NET
3 14 (7.29%) Hibernate
4 12 (6.25%) JPA
4 12 (6.25%) JSF
4 12 (6.25%) RichFaces
5 10 (5.21%) Apache CXF
5 10 (5.21%) J2EE
5 10 (5.21%) Kafka
6 8 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.17%) REST
7 7 (3.65%) Middleware
7 7 (3.65%) SOAP
8 6 (3.13%) Apache OpenJPA
9 5 (2.60%) Drools
9 5 (2.60%) Spring
10 3 (1.56%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.56%) HTML
10 3 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.85%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.21%) Mobile Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.69%) Taxonomies
5 7 (3.65%) User Experience
6 6 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.13%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.04%) Equities
8 2 (1.04%) Fintech
8 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.04%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.25%) Windows
2 7 (3.65%) Linux
3 4 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.04%) Android
4 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.04%) Unix
4 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.44%) SOA
3 39 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
4 38 (19.79%) TOGAF
5 27 (14.06%) Scrum
6 24 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 21 (10.94%) IT Strategy
7 21 (10.94%) ITIL
7 21 (10.94%) OO
8 20 (10.42%) UML
9 16 (8.33%) Analytics
10 14 (7.29%) Project Management
10 14 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (7.29%) Wireframes
11 13 (6.77%) Domain Models
11 13 (6.77%) Use Case
12 12 (6.25%) Data Architecture
12 12 (6.25%) Data Management
12 12 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.31%) Java
2 14 (7.29%) C#
3 12 (6.25%) SQL
4 11 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.60%) C
6 3 (1.56%) PHP
6 3 (1.56%) Python
6 3 (1.56%) Ruby
7 2 (1.04%) Scala
8 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) R
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (12.50%) Degree
2 18 (9.38%) CISSP
3 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.60%) ISEB
5 2 (1.04%) CCNP
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.52%) CEH
6 1 (0.52%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.52%) GIAC
6 1 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.04%) GDPR
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 20022
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.60%) XenApp
3 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.56%) Docker
4 3 (1.56%) HDFS
5 2 (1.04%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.60%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) Ansible
2 4 (2.08%) Puppet
3 3 (1.56%) Oozie
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (12.50%) Oracle
2 20 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.33%) IBM
4 10 (5.21%) SAP
5 9 (4.69%) Cisco
5 9 (4.69%) Citrix
6 8 (4.17%) Teradata
7 7 (3.65%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.13%) Google
8 6 (3.13%) Symantec
9 5 (2.60%) Guidewire
10 4 (2.08%) AppDynamics
10 4 (2.08%) Informatica
10 4 (2.08%) Splunk
11 2 (1.04%) CA
11 2 (1.04%) EMC
11 2 (1.04%) Pega
11 2 (1.04%) Varonis
11 2 (1.04%) VMware
11 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
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