The median annual salary for a Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
UK / Scotland
Rank 53 40 44
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 100 167 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.40% 5.75% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 6.07% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 86 106 109
Median salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 2184 2752 2941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 96.00% 94.83% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1788 1816
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 March 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 March 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
Edinburgh +6 69 £65,000 - 13
Glasgow -20 32 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £50,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £72,500 -
Architect
UK

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 76 (31.54%) Finance
2 68 (28.22%) SOA
3 56 (23.24%) Java
4 48 (19.92%) UML
4 48 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (18.26%) Data Modelling
6 42 (17.43%) OO
7 40 (16.60%) Use Case
8 36 (14.94%) Domain Models
9 35 (14.52%) TOGAF
9 35 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 33 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (12.86%) IT Strategy
11 31 (12.86%) Oracle
12 30 (12.45%) Relational Database
13 29 (12.03%) Wireframes
14 28 (11.62%) Mentoring
14 28 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (11.20%) JPA
15 27 (11.20%) Analytics
16 26 (10.79%) Logical Data Model
16 26 (10.79%) Degree
17 25 (10.37%) JSF
17 25 (10.37%) Banking
17 25 (10.37%) RichFaces
17 25 (10.37%) Open Source
18 24 (9.96%) Big Data
18 24 (9.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 23 (9.54%) ITIL
19 23 (9.54%) Technical Architecture

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (9.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (8.30%) JBoss
3 10 (4.15%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.07%) Apache
4 5 (2.07%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.07%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.83%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.83%) FileNet
5 2 (0.83%) SAS
5 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) GemFire
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.22%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.07%) SAP CRM
2 5 (2.07%) SAP SD
3 4 (1.66%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.15%) SaaS
3 8 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.07%) iPaaS
6 4 (1.66%) Office 365
6 4 (1.66%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.24%) Google Compute Engine
7 3 (1.24%) IaaS
8 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.83%) PaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) Internet
2 9 (3.73%) Network Security
3 6 (2.49%) Wireless
4 5 (2.07%) Firewall
5 4 (1.66%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.66%) VoIP
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) Skype
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
7 1 (0.41%) 3G
7 1 (0.41%) 4G
7 1 (0.41%) 5G
7 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.45%) Relational Database
2 24 (9.96%) Big Data
3 20 (8.30%) Hadoop
4 17 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.81%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.56%) Apache Hive
7 10 (4.15%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.73%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.32%) OLTP
10 6 (2.49%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.49%) HBase
10 6 (2.49%) OLAP
11 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.07%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.66%) Sqoop
12 4 (1.66%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.83%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (4.98%) ERwin
2 6 (2.49%) MagicDraw
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 76 (31.54%) Finance
2 25 (10.37%) Banking
3 15 (6.22%) Retail
4 12 (4.98%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Front Office
5 5 (2.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.66%) Back Office
6 4 (1.66%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.24%) Local Government
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.20%) JPA
2 25 (10.37%) JSF
2 25 (10.37%) RichFaces
3 22 (9.13%) Apache CXF
4 20 (8.30%) Hibernate
5 16 (6.64%) Middleware
5 16 (6.64%) Web Services
6 13 (5.39%) .NET
7 10 (4.15%) Apache OpenJPA
7 10 (4.15%) Kafka
8 9 (3.73%) Drools
9 7 (2.90%) XML
10 4 (1.66%) J2EE
10 4 (1.66%) SOAP
10 4 (1.66%) XML Schema
11 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.24%) CGI
12 2 (0.83%) Java EE
12 2 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.15%) Taxonomies
4 8 (3.32%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.07%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.66%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) ASIC
9 1 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.22%) Windows
2 9 (3.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.90%) Linux
4 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.22%) SOA
2 48 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (19.92%) UML
3 44 (18.26%) Data Modelling
4 42 (17.43%) OO
5 40 (16.60%) Use Case
6 36 (14.94%) Domain Models
7 35 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (14.52%) TOGAF
8 31 (12.86%) IT Strategy
9 29 (12.03%) Wireframes
10 28 (11.62%) Mentoring
10 28 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (11.20%) Analytics
12 26 (10.79%) Logical Data Model
13 25 (10.37%) Open Source
14 23 (9.54%) ITIL
14 23 (9.54%) Technical Architecture
15 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (7.88%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.24%) Java
2 12 (4.98%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.49%) C#
4 5 (2.07%) SQL
5 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) R
7 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (10.79%) Degree
2 8 (3.32%) CISSP
3 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.66%) CCNP
4 4 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CEH
6 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.41%) GIAC
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.07%) ISO20022
3 3 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) HDFS
1 4 (1.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) Oozie
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) SCCM
2 2 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (12.86%) Oracle
2 19 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.05%) IBM
4 16 (6.64%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.56%) SAP
6 8 (3.32%) Cisco
7 6 (2.49%) Cognizant
7 6 (2.49%) Teradata
8 5 (2.07%) Google
9 4 (1.66%) Citrix
10 3 (1.24%) Symantec
11 2 (0.83%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.83%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.83%) Informatica
11 2 (0.83%) Splunk
11 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.41%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.41%) EMC
12 1 (0.41%) F5
12 1 (0.41%) Sybase
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