Period
to 7 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 61 66
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,177 1,212 1,447
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.61% 4.53% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 4.69% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 909 951 1,062
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +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 20,062 25,864 30,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.68% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16,328 21,351 25,687
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +34 494 £77,500 +3.33% 68
Hampshire +10 325 £65,000 -8.77% 41
Berkshire +34 323 £77,500 +3.33% 46
Surrey +10 186 £80,000 +14.29% 13
West Sussex -10 95 £70,000 -6.67% 8
Buckinghamshire +20 87 £70,000 -6.67% 10
Oxfordshire +17 80 £80,000 +12.28% 12
East Sussex +2 43 £75,000 - 6
Sussex +1 7 £70,000 -
Kent +14 4 £97,500 +119.10%
Home Counties +3 1 £65,000 +23.81%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 322 (27.36%) Azure
2 299 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (21.07%) Microsoft
4 203 (17.25%) TOGAF
5 192 (16.31%) Finance
6 183 (15.55%) AWS
7 172 (14.61%) Security Cleared
8 138 (11.72%) Java
9 134 (11.38%) Degree
9 134 (11.38%) DevOps
10 128 (10.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 120 (10.20%) Presales
12 119 (10.11%) Technical Architecture
12 119 (10.11%) SC Cleared
13 116 (9.86%) .NET
14 115 (9.77%) SaaS
15 114 (9.69%) SQL
16 113 (9.60%) VMware
17 111 (9.43%) Migration
18 109 (9.26%) Windows
18 109 (9.26%) Technical Leadership
19 108 (9.18%) Linux
20 105 (8.92%) IT Strategy
21 101 (8.58%) Analytics
22 97 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
22 97 (8.24%) JavaScript
23 96 (8.16%) C#
23 96 (8.16%) Oracle
23 96 (8.16%) SQL Server
24 95 (8.07%) ITIL

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 44 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.87%) Apache
3 19 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.44%) NetWeaver
5 15 (1.27%) SAP Portal
6 14 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.10%) CMS
8 12 (1.02%) IIS
9 10 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.76%) Confluence
10 9 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.76%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.51%) nginx
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.38%) NetSuite
2 27 (2.29%) SAP CRM
3 12 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.25%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP IBP
10 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 322 (27.36%) Azure
2 183 (15.55%) AWS
3 115 (9.77%) SaaS
4 82 (6.97%) PaaS
5 66 (5.61%) IaaS
6 51 (4.33%) Office 365
7 37 (3.14%) Boomi
8 35 (2.97%) Serverless
9 33 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (2.46%) GCP
12 24 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (1.36%) Power Platform
15 14 (1.19%) iPaaS
16 11 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.93%) Apigee
17 10 (0.85%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.85%) Kong
17 10 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.97%) Firewall
2 52 (4.42%) Network Security
3 46 (3.91%) WAN
4 36 (3.06%) DNS
4 36 (3.06%) VPN
5 32 (2.72%) LAN
6 28 (2.38%) SAN
7 27 (2.29%) Internet
8 23 (1.95%) BGP
9 19 (1.61%) OSPF
10 17 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 15 (1.27%) ZigBee
12 14 (1.19%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.10%) DAB
13 13 (1.10%) MPLS
13 13 (1.10%) Wireless
14 12 (1.02%) VLAN
15 11 (0.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.18%) Big Data
3 33 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 25 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 22 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.44%) SAP BW
6 17 (1.44%) SAP HANA
7 16 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.27%) Power BI
9 14 (1.19%) DB2
10 11 (0.93%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
11 10 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
12 8 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (0.68%) QlikView
12 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.89%) JIRA
3 22 (1.87%) Grunt
3 22 (1.87%) gulp
3 22 (1.87%) webpack
4 19 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.02%) Maven
7 9 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.34%) ProC
11 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.17%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.085%) Gatling
12 1 (0.085%) JMeter
12 1 (0.085%) JSUnit
General
1 192 (16.31%) Finance
2 59 (5.01%) Retail
2 59 (5.01%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.59%) Marketing
4 33 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 33 (2.80%) Military
5 29 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.29%) Legal
7 17 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.36%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.27%) Banking
10 8 (0.68%) Billing
11 7 (0.59%) Automotive
12 6 (0.51%) Back Office
13 5 (0.42%) Local Government
13 5 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Avionics
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (9.86%) .NET
2 78 (6.63%) AngularJS
3 64 (5.44%) HTML
4 50 (4.25%) Web Services
5 44 (3.74%) Node.js
5 44 (3.74%) React
6 41 (3.48%) .NET Core
7 39 (3.31%) CSS
8 36 (3.06%) ASP.NET
9 35 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (2.97%) Kafka
10 34 (2.89%) Middleware
11 31 (2.63%) RESTful
12 30 (2.55%) HTML5
13 25 (2.12%) Vue.js
14 21 (1.78%) Dapper ORM
14 21 (1.78%) XSLT
15 20 (1.70%) NHibernate
16 19 (1.61%) .NET Framework
17 18 (1.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
1 94 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.18%) Public Cloud
3 55 (4.67%) User Experience
4 43 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 30 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.95%) PKI
7 23 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.78%) Cloud Native
9 19 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.27%) Replication
11 15 (1.27%) Smart Meter
12 14 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.93%) CMDB
15 8 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 7 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.26%) Windows
2 108 (9.18%) Linux
3 43 (3.65%) Unix
4 34 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.42%) Android
8 5 (0.42%) Solaris
8 5 (0.42%) VMS
9 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.085%) AIX
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.085%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (17.25%) TOGAF
3 134 (11.38%) DevOps
4 128 (10.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 120 (10.20%) Presales
6 119 (10.11%) Technical Architecture
7 111 (9.43%) Migration
8 109 (9.26%) Technical Leadership
9 105 (8.92%) IT Strategy
10 101 (8.58%) Analytics
11 97 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (8.07%) ITIL
13 87 (7.39%) Security Architecture
13 87 (7.39%) SOA
14 83 (7.05%) Mentoring
15 80 (6.80%) Project Management
16 76 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
17 74 (6.29%) Technology Roadmap
18 73 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (5.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 138 (11.72%) Java
2 114 (9.69%) SQL
3 97 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 96 (8.16%) C#
5 66 (5.61%) Python
6 41 (3.48%) T-SQL
7 33 (2.80%) C
7 33 (2.80%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.72%) C++
9 20 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.44%) Scala
11 15 (1.27%) Perl
11 15 (1.27%) PHP
12 9 (0.76%) Korn
13 6 (0.51%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.42%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.42%) VB
14 5 (0.42%) VBA
15 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 134 (11.38%) Degree
3 119 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 66 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (4.59%) CISSP
7 41 (3.48%) TOGAF Certification
8 39 (3.31%) DV Cleared
9 37 (3.14%) CCIE
10 33 (2.80%) CISM
11 28 (2.38%) MCSE
12 27 (2.29%) CCNP
13 26 (2.21%) CCDP
14 23 (1.95%) Master's Degree
15 21 (1.78%) CISA
16 19 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (1.44%) CEH
17 17 (1.44%) CREST Certified
18 16 (1.36%) PhD
19 14 (1.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.16%) QA
2 37 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.63%) NIST
4 27 (2.29%) GDPR
5 23 (1.95%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.87%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.44%) JSP 440
8 13 (1.10%) NIST 800
8 13 (1.10%) RMADS
9 12 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.85%) COBIT
11 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.34%) GAMP
13 4 (0.34%) NCSC
14 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.17%) SLA
16 1 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.57%) Docker
4 20 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.76%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.59%) XenApp
8 6 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.25%) iptables
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.17%) vCloud
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.17%) vSphere
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.085%) Snort
Systems Management
1 42 (3.57%) Ansible
2 29 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 26 (2.21%) Puppet
4 19 (1.61%) SCCM
4 19 (1.61%) Terraform
5 14 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (0.85%) Salt
6 10 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.76%) SCOM
8 8 (0.68%) vRealize
8 8 (0.68%) WSUS
9 7 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.59%) OpenView
10 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.25%) Kibana
10 3 (0.25%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.17%) logstash
11 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 248 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.60%) VMware
3 96 (8.16%) Oracle
4 88 (7.48%) Cisco
5 74 (6.29%) SAP
6 54 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (4.16%) Google
8 47 (3.99%) Juniper
9 43 (3.65%) Dell
10 37 (3.14%) IBM
11 33 (2.80%) Citrix
12 30 (2.55%) MuleSoft
13 29 (2.46%) HP
14 26 (2.21%) Informatica
15 23 (1.95%) Red Hat
16 21 (1.78%) F5
16 21 (1.78%) Xamarin
17 19 (1.61%) CA
18 18 (1.53%) Brocade
19 16 (1.36%) Remedy