Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 70 39
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 337 197 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.24% 3.59% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 3.76% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 242 154 193
Scotland median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £44,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% 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 5,165 5,244 5,180
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.61% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,458 3,321 3,129
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +29 198 £69,250 -4.94% 26
Glasgow +33 133 £60,000 - 26
North Lanarkshire +4 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 £61,250 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £62,500 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (24.33%) Finance
3 68 (20.18%) IT Strategy
4 65 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 62 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
6 53 (15.73%) TOGAF
7 52 (15.43%) Banking
8 50 (14.84%) CRM
9 41 (12.17%) Enterprise Architecture
10 39 (11.57%) SAP
11 38 (11.28%) SQL
12 37 (10.98%) Java
12 37 (10.98%) .NET
13 36 (10.68%) Microsoft
13 36 (10.68%) Data Centre
14 33 (9.79%) Presales
15 32 (9.50%) Mentoring
15 32 (9.50%) Technical Architecture
15 32 (9.50%) Software Engineering
16 30 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (8.90%) Cisco
16 30 (8.90%) Waterfall
17 28 (8.31%) DevOps
17 28 (8.31%) SDLC
18 27 (8.01%) SOA
18 27 (8.01%) Oracle
19 26 (7.72%) Matrix Management
19 26 (7.72%) Microservices
20 25 (7.42%) Zachman Framework
21 24 (7.12%) Open Source

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 21 (6.23%) JBoss
2 8 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.89%) Apache
3 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (5.93%) SAP CRM
2 16 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.48%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (1.19%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.59%) Dynamics SL
7 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (3.26%) PaaS
6 10 (2.97%) IaaS
6 10 (2.97%) SaaS
7 8 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.19%) Office 365
9 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.59%) Force.com
9 2 (0.59%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.23%) Wireless
2 9 (2.67%) Firewall
2 9 (2.67%) WAN
3 6 (1.78%) LAN
3 6 (1.78%) Network Security
4 5 (1.48%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (1.48%) MPLS
5 2 (0.59%) BGP
5 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.59%) VLAN
5 2 (0.59%) Wireless Security
5 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) Intranet
6 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.86%) GIS
3 10 (2.97%) DB2
4 9 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.48%) Big Data
8 4 (1.19%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.30%) Flink
11 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.08%) JIRA
1 7 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 82 (24.33%) Finance
2 52 (15.43%) Banking
3 23 (6.82%) Retail Banking
4 18 (5.34%) Marketing
5 15 (4.45%) Retail
6 11 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.89%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.98%) .NET
2 18 (5.34%) ASP.NET
3 15 (4.45%) REST
4 13 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (3.56%) Java EE
6 10 (2.97%) JSON
7 9 (2.67%) J2EE
7 9 (2.67%) Web Services
7 9 (2.67%) XML
8 8 (2.37%) .NET Core
8 8 (2.37%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.37%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.37%) SOAP
8 8 (2.37%) Struts
9 5 (1.48%) Kafka
9 5 (1.48%) Middleware
10 4 (1.19%) CGI
10 4 (1.19%) Node.js
10 4 (1.19%) React
11 3 (0.89%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.15%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.56%) User Experience
7 10 (2.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (2.97%) FMCG
8 8 (2.37%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.78%) NHS
11 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.19%) Fintech
13 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.59%) CESG
14 2 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.64%) Windows
2 11 (3.26%) Linux
3 2 (0.59%) AIX
3 2 (0.59%) HPUX
3 2 (0.59%) Solaris
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.18%) IT Strategy
3 53 (15.73%) TOGAF
4 50 (14.84%) CRM
5 41 (12.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 33 (9.79%) Presales
7 32 (9.50%) Mentoring
7 32 (9.50%) Software Engineering
7 32 (9.50%) Technical Architecture
8 30 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (8.90%) Waterfall
9 28 (8.31%) DevOps
9 28 (8.31%) SDLC
10 27 (8.01%) SOA
11 26 (7.72%) Matrix Management
11 26 (7.72%) Microservices
12 25 (7.42%) Zachman Framework
13 24 (7.12%) Open Source
14 23 (6.82%) Decision-Making
15 21 (6.23%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.28%) SQL
2 37 (10.98%) Java
3 22 (6.53%) C#
4 13 (3.86%) C
4 13 (3.86%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.26%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.26%) Python
6 9 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.19%) C++
7 4 (1.19%) X++
8 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (5.64%) TOGAF Certification
2 17 (5.04%) Degree
3 11 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.37%) CCNP
5 7 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.08%) CISSP
6 6 (1.78%) CCDP
7 5 (1.48%) CCIE
8 3 (0.89%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.89%) JNCIE
8 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) CCNA
9 2 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.59%) CISA
9 2 (0.59%) CISM
9 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.59%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.30%) MCP
10 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.56%) SLA
2 11 (3.26%) QA
3 6 (1.78%) COBIT
4 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.30%) PSD2
6 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (4.75%) VMware NSX
2 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.89%) Docker
4 3 (0.89%) Firmware
4 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.97%) Ansible
2 5 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (11.57%) SAP
2 36 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.90%) Cisco
4 27 (8.01%) Oracle
5 20 (5.93%) VMware
6 12 (3.56%) Google
6 12 (3.56%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.97%) Cognizant
8 8 (2.37%) Chordiant
9 7 (2.08%) IBM
10 6 (1.78%) hybris
11 4 (1.19%) Juniper
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix
12 2 (0.59%) Dell
12 2 (0.59%) EMC
12 2 (0.59%) HP
12 2 (0.59%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.59%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.30%) Cognos
13 1 (0.30%) Misys