Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 45 54
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,374 1,665 1,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.43% 5.23% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 5.40% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,000 1,276 1,628
South East median annual salary £70,000 £68,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £74,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -

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 30,012 30,834 39,168
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.85% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,061 25,569 33,160
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the South East.

Salary trend for Architect in the South East

Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 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
Thames Valley -33 534 £75,000 +7.14% 65
Berkshire -18 361 £75,000 +7.14% 41
Surrey -5 332 £70,000 - 33
Hampshire -11 278 £65,000 -3.70% 73
East Sussex +13 91 £60,000 -7.69% 7
Oxfordshire -22 91 £72,500 +20.83% 14
West Sussex -32 79 £65,000 +4.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -36 77 £66,250 -1.85% 10
Kent +1 40 £75,000 -6.25% 4
Middlesex +9 11 £67,500 -12.90%
Sussex -22 3 £67,500 +3.85%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 381 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (23.94%) Microsoft
3 276 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 252 (18.34%) Finance
5 222 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
6 210 (15.28%) Java
7 205 (14.92%) Degree
8 203 (14.77%) TOGAF
9 186 (13.54%) SQL Server
10 178 (12.95%) SQL
11 176 (12.81%) Enterprise Architecture
12 164 (11.94%) SOA
13 162 (11.79%) Mentoring
14 151 (10.99%) JavaScript
15 149 (10.84%) Presales
16 146 (10.63%) Windows
16 146 (10.63%) WAN
17 145 (10.55%) SAP
17 145 (10.55%) Migration
18 144 (10.48%) IT Strategy
19 140 (10.19%) Security Cleared
20 136 (9.90%) .NET
21 126 (9.17%) VMware
22 121 (8.81%) C#
22 121 (8.81%) Linux
23 117 (8.52%) HTML
24 113 (8.22%) LAN
25 111 (8.08%) DevOps
26 107 (7.79%) Oracle
27 106 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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 46 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (1.97%) SAS
5 22 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.38%) IIS
6 19 (1.38%) NetWeaver
7 18 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.16%) Apache
10 15 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.87%) JBoss
11 12 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.58%) Confluence
14 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.073%) InDesign
4 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.46%) SAP Hybris
3 19 (1.38%) SAP ERP
4 14 (1.02%) SAP CRM
5 12 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.80%) SAP SCM
7 8 (0.58%) SAP FS
8 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
13 1 (0.073%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 276 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (5.31%) SaaS
4 66 (4.80%) PaaS
5 64 (4.66%) IaaS
6 55 (4.00%) Office 365
7 23 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.09%) Bluemix
8 15 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
9 14 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.66%) Slack
11 9 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.58%) Force.com
13 7 (0.51%) Serverless
13 7 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (10.63%) WAN
2 113 (8.22%) LAN
3 97 (7.06%) Firewall
4 70 (5.09%) SAN
5 59 (4.29%) VPN
6 57 (4.15%) DNS
7 45 (3.28%) Network Security
8 40 (2.91%) MPLS
9 36 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (2.62%) SSL
10 35 (2.55%) Internet
11 30 (2.18%) DHCP
11 30 (2.18%) VoIP
12 29 (2.11%) HTTP
13 28 (2.04%) Wireless
14 26 (1.89%) TCP/IP
15 25 (1.82%) OSPF
16 22 (1.60%) BGP
17 21 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.48%) Big Data
3 71 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 50 (3.64%) Hadoop
5 49 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (2.11%) MySQL
9 26 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (1.60%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.16%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.87%) Data Lake
17 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 9 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 23 (1.67%) Selenium
6 21 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (1.46%) JIRA
8 16 (1.16%) Maven
9 11 (0.80%) JUnit
10 10 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.66%) IntelliJ
11 9 (0.66%) Subversion
12 8 (0.58%) Bower
12 8 (0.58%) Grunt
12 8 (0.58%) Hudson
12 8 (0.58%) JDeveloper
12 8 (0.58%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.44%) Axure RP
General
1 252 (18.34%) Finance
2 85 (6.19%) Manufacturing
3 79 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 65 (4.73%) Retail
5 48 (3.49%) Publishing
6 41 (2.98%) Marketing
7 39 (2.84%) Banking
8 21 (1.53%) Military
9 19 (1.38%) Legal
10 16 (1.16%) Front Office
10 16 (1.16%) German Language
11 15 (1.09%) Advertising
12 12 (0.87%) Electronics
13 8 (0.58%) Billing
14 6 (0.44%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Games
15 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.29%) Law
15 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (9.90%) .NET
2 117 (8.52%) HTML
3 92 (6.70%) Web Services
4 80 (5.82%) Middleware
5 74 (5.39%) REST
6 73 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 69 (5.02%) CSS
8 56 (4.08%) SOAP
9 53 (3.86%) Spring
10 52 (3.78%) JSON
10 52 (3.78%) XML
11 47 (3.42%) J2EE
12 35 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (2.33%) HTML5
14 29 (2.11%) Hibernate
15 25 (1.82%) WCF
16 21 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
17 20 (1.46%) Kafka
17 20 (1.46%) RESTful
18 18 (1.31%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 79 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 49 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (3.13%) Clustering
7 40 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.04%) Private Cloud
9 23 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.60%) User Experience
11 19 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
13 16 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.02%) FMCG
14 14 (1.02%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.87%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.80%) CCTV
17 10 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 146 (10.63%) Windows
2 121 (8.81%) Linux
3 66 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.18%) Unix
5 24 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.60%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.31%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.73%) Android
10 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.58%) CentOS
11 6 (0.44%) Solaris
11 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.22%) Debian
14 3 (0.22%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (14.77%) TOGAF
3 176 (12.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 164 (11.94%) SOA
5 162 (11.79%) Mentoring
6 149 (10.84%) Presales
7 145 (10.55%) Migration
8 144 (10.48%) IT Strategy
9 111 (8.08%) DevOps
10 104 (7.57%) Data Modelling
10 104 (7.57%) ITIL
11 101 (7.35%) Microservices
12 99 (7.21%) SDLC
13 92 (6.70%) Business Development
14 91 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
15 87 (6.33%) Project Management
16 82 (5.97%) Scrum
17 77 (5.60%) Analytics
18 74 (5.39%) Technical Architecture
19 73 (5.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 210 (15.28%) Java
2 178 (12.95%) SQL
3 151 (10.99%) JavaScript
4 121 (8.81%) C#
5 90 (6.55%) Python
6 65 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.35%) C++
8 34 (2.47%) C
9 32 (2.33%) PHP
10 28 (2.04%) Ruby
11 22 (1.60%) Perl
11 22 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.02%) Scala
14 8 (0.58%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.44%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.29%) Go
17 3 (0.22%) COBOL
17 3 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 205 (14.92%) Degree
2 140 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 90 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (6.26%) SC Cleared
6 77 (5.60%) MCSE
7 48 (3.49%) CCNP
8 37 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (2.47%) CISSP
10 31 (2.26%) DV Cleared
10 31 (2.26%) MBA
11 30 (2.18%) CCNA
12 29 (2.11%) CCIE
13 26 (1.89%) CCDP
14 23 (1.67%) JNCIP
15 18 (1.31%) AWS Certification
16 17 (1.24%) JNCIE
17 16 (1.16%) CISM
17 16 (1.16%) Master's Degree
18 15 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.39%) QA
2 41 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.60%) GDPR
5 16 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.51%) SLA
7 6 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 6 (0.44%) PMO
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.15%) PSD2
10 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.073%) HL7
10 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (6.70%) Active Directory
3 83 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 61 (4.44%) Docker
5 23 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.53%) vSphere
7 18 (1.31%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.51%) NFS
8 7 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.29%) XenApp
11 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.073%) Firmware
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 51 (3.71%) Ansible
2 43 (3.13%) Puppet
3 38 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 31 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (1.82%) SCCM
7 21 (1.53%) SCOM
8 15 (1.09%) vCenter Server
9 13 (0.95%) Terraform
10 9 (0.66%) QRadar
11 8 (0.58%) Mesos
11 8 (0.58%) rkt
12 6 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.36%) Packer
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.36%) vRealize
14 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.22%) Consul
14 3 (0.22%) Nagios
14 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 329 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 145 (10.55%) SAP
3 126 (9.17%) VMware
4 107 (7.79%) Oracle
5 104 (7.57%) Cisco
6 67 (4.88%) HP
7 55 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 46 (3.35%) Juniper
9 35 (2.55%) F5
10 34 (2.47%) IBM
10 34 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 28 (2.04%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.97%) hybris
14 24 (1.75%) Citrix
15 23 (1.67%) Google
16 20 (1.46%) Palo Alto
17 17 (1.24%) NetApp
18 16 (1.16%) Tableau
19 15 (1.09%) Dell