Period
to 8 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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

Architect
England > South East
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 55 60
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 669 1,277 1,372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.02% 4.88% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.28% 5.07% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 546 1,030 988
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £55,625 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 10,647 25,197 28,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.34% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8,627 20,575 24,010
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,900 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Salary trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Architect in the South East

Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
Thames Valley +28 274 £75,000 +4.17% 38
Berkshire +18 166 £77,500 +3.33% 19
Hampshire -8 163 £68,000 -2.86% 30
Surrey +9 89 £77,500 +3.33% 10
Oxfordshire +52 72 £73,000 +4.29% 3
West Sussex +10 70 £70,000 -9.68% 10
East Sussex +32 40 £67,500 -12.90% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 36 £70,000 +7.69% 16
Sussex -1 3 £90,000 -2.70% 1
Kent +42 2 £80,000 +10.34% 4
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 209 (31.24%) Azure
2 193 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (21.52%) Microsoft
4 127 (18.98%) TOGAF
5 123 (18.39%) AWS
6 122 (18.24%) Java
7 111 (16.59%) Finance
8 102 (15.25%) Security Cleared
9 96 (14.35%) DevOps
10 93 (13.90%) SQL
11 91 (13.60%) PaaS
12 84 (12.56%) SaaS
13 80 (11.96%) .NET
14 78 (11.66%) VMware
15 76 (11.36%) IaaS
15 76 (11.36%) Presales
16 75 (11.21%) Windows
17 73 (10.91%) Degree
18 72 (10.76%) Enterprise Architecture
19 71 (10.61%) JavaScript
20 68 (10.16%) SQL Server
21 64 (9.57%) Migration
21 64 (9.57%) SC Cleared
22 63 (9.42%) C#
23 58 (8.67%) SOA
24 57 (8.52%) Linux
25 55 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
25 55 (8.22%) Data Centre
25 55 (8.22%) Technical Leadership
26 54 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 18 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.54%) IIS
4 16 (2.39%) SAS
4 16 (2.39%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.24%) CMS
6 14 (2.09%) Apache
7 12 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.49%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.35%) EPiServer
10 9 (1.35%) Headless CMS
11 8 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.05%) Confluence
12 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.05%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.90%) Kentico
13 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (2.24%) SAP GTS
3 8 (1.20%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.45%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.45%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.30%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.15%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 209 (31.24%) Azure
2 123 (18.39%) AWS
3 91 (13.60%) PaaS
4 84 (12.56%) SaaS
5 76 (11.36%) IaaS
6 27 (4.04%) Office 365
7 23 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.14%) Power Platform
9 19 (2.84%) Serverless
10 12 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.79%) GCP
11 11 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.64%) Boomi
12 9 (1.35%) Apigee
12 9 (1.35%) Azure Functions
12 9 (1.35%) PowerApps
13 8 (1.20%) Slack
14 7 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (1.05%) BPaaS
15 6 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.68%) Firewall
2 29 (4.33%) DNS
3 26 (3.89%) WAN
4 23 (3.44%) Network Security
5 22 (3.29%) VPN
6 21 (3.14%) Internet
7 17 (2.54%) LAN
8 14 (2.09%) SAN
9 13 (1.94%) Skype
10 9 (1.35%) BGP
10 9 (1.35%) OSPF
11 8 (1.20%) DHCP
11 8 (1.20%) HTTP
11 8 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.20%) VoIP
12 7 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.05%) DAB
12 7 (1.05%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.90%) MPLS
13 6 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.53%) Big Data
3 25 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (3.59%) DB2
5 22 (3.29%) MySQL
6 21 (3.14%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.84%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.79%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.79%) Power BI
10 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.49%) QlikView
12 9 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.90%) NewSQL
16 5 (0.75%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.75%) PowerCenter
17 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.24%) JIRA
5 13 (1.94%) gulp
6 12 (1.79%) Grunt
6 12 (1.79%) webpack
7 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.75%) Maven
10 4 (0.60%) ProC
11 3 (0.45%) JMeter
11 3 (0.45%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.30%) Gradle
12 2 (0.30%) Selenium
13 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.15%) MagicDraw
13 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 111 (16.59%) Finance
2 26 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.99%) Banking
4 20 (2.99%) Military
5 13 (1.94%) Marketing
6 12 (1.79%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.79%) Retail
7 11 (1.64%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.64%) Publishing
8 7 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.90%) Advertising
9 6 (0.90%) Police
10 5 (0.75%) Legal
11 3 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Avionics
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.96%) .NET
2 53 (7.92%) AngularJS
3 42 (6.28%) HTML
4 38 (5.68%) React
5 36 (5.38%) Web Services
6 34 (5.08%) Middleware
7 33 (4.93%) ASP.NET
8 30 (4.48%) .NET Core
9 26 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (3.29%) Node.js
10 22 (3.29%) Spring
11 18 (2.69%) CSS
11 18 (2.69%) XSLT
12 16 (2.39%) JSON
13 14 (2.09%) XML
14 13 (1.94%) Dapper ORM
14 13 (1.94%) HTML5
14 13 (1.94%) Kafka
15 12 (1.79%) NHibernate
15 12 (1.79%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.83%) Public Cloud
3 38 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 31 (4.63%) User Experience
6 30 (4.48%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.54%) Cloud Native
7 17 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.79%) CMDB
10 12 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.20%) Reinsurance
13 7 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.90%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.21%) Windows
2 57 (8.52%) Linux
3 36 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.94%) Unix
5 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.45%) Android
6 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (18.98%) TOGAF
3 96 (14.35%) DevOps
4 76 (11.36%) Presales
5 72 (10.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 64 (9.57%) Migration
7 58 (8.67%) SOA
8 55 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
8 55 (8.22%) Technical Leadership
9 54 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 53 (7.92%) Microservices
11 49 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (7.03%) ITIL
13 45 (6.73%) CRM
14 42 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (6.13%) Mentoring
15 41 (6.13%) Technology Roadmap
16 40 (5.98%) MVC
16 40 (5.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 122 (18.24%) Java
2 93 (13.90%) SQL
3 71 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 63 (9.42%) C#
5 32 (4.78%) T-SQL
6 31 (4.63%) Python
7 21 (3.14%) C++
8 20 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.24%) C
10 13 (1.94%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.49%) Korn
11 10 (1.49%) PHP
12 8 (1.20%) Scala
13 4 (0.60%) Groovy
13 4 (0.60%) Perl
13 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 2 (0.30%) Java 8
15 2 (0.30%) SOQL
15 2 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 73 (10.91%) Degree
3 64 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.38%) DV Cleared
6 35 (5.23%) TOGAF Certification
7 25 (3.74%) MCSE
8 24 (3.59%) CISSP
9 17 (2.54%) CISM
9 17 (2.54%) MCSA
10 16 (2.39%) CISA
11 15 (2.24%) CCNA
11 15 (2.24%) CCNP
12 14 (2.09%) CCIE
13 12 (1.79%) CCDP
14 9 (1.35%) PhD
15 7 (1.05%) JNCIA
16 6 (0.90%) JNCIS
16 6 (0.90%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.23%) QA
2 23 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.99%) COBIT
3 20 (2.99%) NIST
4 17 (2.54%) GDPR
5 11 (1.64%) NIST 800
6 10 (1.49%) SLA
7 9 (1.35%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.90%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.30%) GAMP
10 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.30%) NCSC
11 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 46 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.59%) Docker
4 17 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.20%) XenApp
6 7 (1.05%) vSphere
7 5 (0.75%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.30%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (4.04%) Ansible
2 19 (2.84%) SCCM
2 19 (2.84%) Terraform
3 17 (2.54%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.64%) SCOM
6 9 (1.35%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.05%) Puppet
8 7 (1.05%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.30%) Kibana
11 2 (0.30%) logstash
11 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.30%) vRealize
11 2 (0.30%) WSUS
12 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 144 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.66%) VMware
3 52 (7.77%) Oracle
4 48 (7.17%) Cisco
5 39 (5.83%) SAP
6 35 (5.23%) IBM
7 33 (4.93%) Juniper
8 32 (4.78%) Google
9 31 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (3.44%) HP
11 22 (3.29%) CA
11 22 (3.29%) Remedy
12 18 (2.69%) Citrix
13 16 (2.39%) F5
13 16 (2.39%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.39%) Splunk
13 16 (2.39%) Xamarin
14 15 (2.24%) Hyperion
14 15 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
14 15 (2.24%) Siebel