Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 60 43
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 328 193 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.72% 3.91% 5.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 4.12% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 246 181 194
Scotland median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £44,875 £45,917 £48,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 5,524 4,685 5,530
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 94.93% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,755 2,967 3,370
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,647
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +14 190 £65,000 -9.09% 34
Glasgow -1 131 £62,074 +3.46% 17
North Lanarkshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Perth and Kinross +1 1 £75,000 +13.21%
Aberdeen -2 1 £100,000 +100.00%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £65,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 114 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.43%) Finance
3 61 (18.60%) Microsoft
4 54 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (16.16%) Java
6 51 (15.55%) TOGAF
6 51 (15.55%) DevOps
7 50 (15.24%) .NET
7 50 (15.24%) Oracle
8 46 (14.02%) Mentoring
9 42 (12.80%) SQL
10 41 (12.50%) IaaS
10 41 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 41 (12.50%) SaaS
10 41 (12.50%) PaaS
11 39 (11.89%) OO
12 34 (10.37%) IT Strategy
13 33 (10.06%) Banking
14 32 (9.76%) Cisco
14 32 (9.76%) Presales
15 31 (9.45%) Microservices
15 31 (9.45%) UML
15 31 (9.45%) Software Engineering
16 29 (8.84%) MVC
16 29 (8.84%) CRM
17 28 (8.54%) JBoss
17 28 (8.54%) ASP.NET
17 28 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
17 28 (8.54%) Data Centre
18 27 (8.23%) Analytical Skills

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 28 (8.54%) JBoss
2 12 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.05%) SAS
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.61%) Apache
7 2 (0.61%) IIS
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.35%) SAP CRM
3 9 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.61%) Dynamics SL
4 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (12.50%) IaaS
2 41 (12.50%) PaaS
2 41 (12.50%) SaaS
3 20 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.91%) Office 365
6 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.79%) Wireless
2 17 (5.18%) Network Security
3 16 (4.88%) LAN
4 12 (3.66%) WAN
5 11 (3.35%) Cisco Wireless
5 11 (3.35%) Firewall
6 8 (2.44%) Telepresence
6 8 (2.44%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.22%) SAN
8 3 (0.91%) Skype
9 1 (0.30%) Internet
9 1 (0.30%) MPLS
9 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.18%) MongoDB
3 17 (5.18%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.88%) GIS
5 14 (4.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 12 (3.66%) DB2
6 12 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.83%) Big Data
9 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.91%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.49%) JIRA
3 5 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.61%) JDeveloper
6 2 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.61%) JUnit
6 2 (0.61%) Log4j
6 2 (0.61%) Subversion
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (0.61%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 67 (20.43%) Finance
2 33 (10.06%) Banking
3 12 (3.66%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.74%) Marketing
5 8 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.22%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.24%) .NET
2 28 (8.54%) ASP.NET
3 21 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (5.79%) REST
5 18 (5.49%) JSON
6 13 (3.96%) .NET Core
6 13 (3.96%) AngularJS
6 13 (3.96%) HTML
7 11 (3.35%) Web Services
8 10 (3.05%) HTML5
8 10 (3.05%) React
9 7 (2.13%) SOAP
10 6 (1.83%) CSS
10 6 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (1.83%) Node.js
11 5 (1.52%) J2EE
11 5 (1.52%) XML
12 4 (1.22%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.22%) Java EE
12 4 (1.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 15 (4.57%) User Experience
6 13 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (3.05%) DataPower
8 10 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.22%) IVR
9 4 (1.22%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.22%) NHS
10 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.91%) Fintech
10 3 (0.91%) FMCG
10 3 (0.91%) PMI
10 3 (0.91%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.79%) Windows
2 16 (4.88%) Linux
3 15 (4.57%) Unix
4 10 (3.05%) AIX
4 10 (3.05%) HPUX
4 10 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.05%) Solaris
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) Android
6 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.55%) DevOps
2 51 (15.55%) TOGAF
3 46 (14.02%) Mentoring
4 39 (11.89%) OO
5 34 (10.37%) IT Strategy
6 32 (9.76%) Presales
7 31 (9.45%) Microservices
7 31 (9.45%) Software Engineering
7 31 (9.45%) UML
8 29 (8.84%) CRM
8 29 (8.84%) MVC
9 28 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (7.93%) Open Source
10 26 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.62%) Data Modelling
11 25 (7.62%) Matrix Management
12 23 (7.01%) Decision-Making
12 23 (7.01%) Domain Models
12 23 (7.01%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.16%) Java
2 42 (12.80%) SQL
3 27 (8.23%) C#
4 21 (6.40%) Python
4 21 (6.40%) T-SQL
5 18 (5.49%) PowerShell
6 17 (5.18%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.27%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.05%) C
9 5 (1.52%) C++
9 5 (1.52%) Scala
10 4 (1.22%) X++
11 2 (0.61%) PHP
11 2 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.10%) TOGAF Certification
3 17 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.57%) Degree
5 14 (4.27%) CCNP
6 13 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (3.66%) CCDP
8 3 (0.91%) CCIE
8 3 (0.91%) CISSP
8 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.61%) CCNA
9 2 (0.61%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.61%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CISA
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.22%) COBIT
1 4 (1.22%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) GDPR
2 3 (0.91%) PSD2
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.61%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) SEPA
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
4 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.05%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) Docker
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.01%) Ansible
2 10 (3.05%) Tivoli
2 10 (3.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.24%) Oracle
3 32 (9.76%) Cisco
4 22 (6.71%) SAP
5 20 (6.10%) IBM
5 20 (6.10%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.96%) VMware
7 10 (3.05%) Hitachi
7 10 (3.05%) Hortonworks
8 7 (2.13%) Cognizant
9 5 (1.52%) HP
9 5 (1.52%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.22%) F5
11 3 (0.91%) hybris
12 2 (0.61%) Chordiant
12 2 (0.61%) Google
12 2 (0.61%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.61%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.61%) Misys