Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 47 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 485 1,311 1,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.92% 5.17% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 5.39% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 395 1,044 1,156
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% +2.19%
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £92,500
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 7,904 24,325 28,016
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 95.98% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6,469 19,936 23,285
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,200 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 0 186 £72,500 -3.33% 49
Berkshire +7 119 £75,000 - 33
Hampshire -11 95 £72,500 +7.41% 28
West Sussex +15 84 £71,250 +9.62% 4
Surrey +2 60 £72,500 -9.38% 35
Oxfordshire +43 39 £72,500 -9.38% 5
East Sussex +42 30 £80,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire -13 28 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Kent +35 2 £80,000 +1.59% 7
Home Counties +1 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 184 (37.94%) Azure
2 147 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (21.65%) Microsoft
4 104 (21.44%) Java
5 99 (20.41%) DevOps
6 87 (17.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 84 (17.32%) AWS
8 81 (16.70%) TOGAF
9 79 (16.29%) .NET
10 78 (16.08%) Security Cleared
11 77 (15.88%) SaaS
12 72 (14.85%) Windows
13 71 (14.64%) PaaS
14 66 (13.61%) Degree
15 64 (13.20%) IaaS
16 61 (12.58%) SQL
17 59 (12.16%) Finance
18 58 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
19 55 (11.34%) VMware
20 51 (10.52%) Linux
21 50 (10.31%) Microservices
22 48 (9.90%) C#
23 47 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
23 47 (9.69%) SC Cleared
24 46 (9.48%) Public Cloud
25 45 (9.28%) Data Centre
25 45 (9.28%) Computer Science
26 42 (8.66%) Active Directory
27 41 (8.45%) SQL Server
28 39 (8.04%) 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 17 (3.51%) CMS
1 17 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.30%) IIS
2 16 (3.30%) SAS
2 16 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (2.68%) Headless CMS
5 12 (2.47%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.47%) Umbraco
6 11 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.86%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.44%) Kentico
10 6 (1.24%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.62%) Confluence
12 3 (0.62%) Mule
13 2 (0.41%) Apache
13 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
1 15 (3.09%) SAP GTS
2 7 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 184 (37.94%) Azure
2 84 (17.32%) AWS
3 77 (15.88%) SaaS
4 71 (14.64%) PaaS
5 64 (13.20%) IaaS
6 19 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (3.51%) Office 365
8 14 (2.89%) Power Platform
9 13 (2.68%) BPaaS
9 13 (2.68%) Serverless
10 10 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.86%) PowerApps
12 7 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.44%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.44%) GCP
12 7 (1.44%) GitHub
13 6 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.42%) Firewall
2 25 (5.15%) Internet
3 21 (4.33%) DNS
4 20 (4.12%) WAN
5 18 (3.71%) LAN
6 15 (3.09%) VPN
7 14 (2.89%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.68%) Skype
9 12 (2.47%) DHCP
10 9 (1.86%) BGP
11 8 (1.65%) NAS
11 8 (1.65%) VLAN
12 7 (1.44%) 4G
12 7 (1.44%) DAB
12 7 (1.44%) MQTT
12 7 (1.44%) SSL
12 7 (1.44%) Wireless
13 6 (1.24%) 2G
13 6 (1.24%) HTTP
13 6 (1.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.98%) Big Data
3 23 (4.74%) MySQL
4 15 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (3.09%) DB2
5 11 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.03%) Power BI
9 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.62%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.62%) Tableau
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.30%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.03%) JIRA
6 5 (1.03%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.62%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.62%) JBehave
7 3 (0.62%) JUnit
7 3 (0.62%) Maven
7 3 (0.62%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.62%) Selenium
8 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.41%) Gradle
8 2 (0.41%) JMeter
8 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.21%) LINQPad
General
1 59 (12.16%) Finance
2 32 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.09%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.68%) Military
6 10 (2.06%) Banking
6 10 (2.06%) Electronics
7 9 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.65%) Marketing
9 7 (1.44%) Publishing
10 5 (1.03%) Advertising
10 5 (1.03%) Back Office
10 5 (1.03%) Retail
11 3 (0.62%) Legal
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.29%) .NET
2 34 (7.01%) Web Services
3 22 (4.54%) .NET Core
4 21 (4.33%) Spring
5 18 (3.71%) Middleware
6 17 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 17 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.30%) React
8 15 (3.09%) Node.js
9 13 (2.68%) HTML
9 13 (2.68%) JSON
10 12 (2.47%) Kafka
10 12 (2.47%) Spring Boot
11 10 (2.06%) SOAP
12 9 (1.86%) Apache Camel
12 9 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.65%) REST
13 8 (1.65%) XSLT
14 7 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (1.44%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.48%) Public Cloud
2 45 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 34 (7.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 30 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (3.51%) User Experience
9 16 (3.30%) Private Cloud
10 15 (3.09%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.47%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.65%) Life Science
13 6 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.24%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.82%) Clustering
14 4 (0.82%) CMDB
14 4 (0.82%) Cybercrime
14 4 (0.82%) SCADA
15 3 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.85%) Windows
2 51 (10.52%) Linux
3 27 (5.57%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.68%) Unix
5 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.41%) CentOS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.21%) MVS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.41%) DevOps
3 87 (17.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 81 (16.70%) TOGAF
5 58 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (10.31%) Microservices
7 47 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (9.28%) Computer Science
9 39 (8.04%) Technical Architecture
9 39 (8.04%) Technical Leadership
10 38 (7.84%) Security Architecture
10 38 (7.84%) SOA
11 36 (7.42%) Analytics
11 36 (7.42%) CRM
11 36 (7.42%) ITIL
12 35 (7.22%) IT Strategy
12 35 (7.22%) Migration
12 35 (7.22%) Presales
12 35 (7.22%) Project Management
13 34 (7.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 104 (21.44%) Java
2 61 (12.58%) SQL
3 48 (9.90%) C#
4 38 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.95%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.95%) Python
6 14 (2.89%) C
7 13 (2.68%) C++
8 10 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.82%) PHP
10 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.62%) Groovy
11 3 (0.62%) Ruby
12 2 (0.41%) Korn
12 2 (0.41%) R
13 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) VB6
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 66 (13.61%) Degree
3 47 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 33 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (5.77%) DV Cleared
6 25 (5.15%) CCNA
7 22 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (4.54%) TOGAF Certification
8 19 (3.92%) CCNP
9 18 (3.71%) MCSE
10 9 (1.86%) CISSP
11 7 (1.44%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.44%) CCDP
11 7 (1.44%) JNCIA
11 7 (1.44%) MCSA
12 6 (1.24%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.03%) CISA
14 4 (0.82%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.82%) PhD
14 4 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.33%) NIST
2 20 (4.12%) GDPR
2 20 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.51%) COBIT
4 14 (2.89%) SLA
5 13 (2.68%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (2.27%) QA
7 9 (1.86%) NIST 800
8 8 (1.65%) GAMP
8 8 (1.65%) HIPAA
8 8 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 42 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.95%) Docker
4 21 (4.33%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.89%) XenApp
6 7 (1.44%) vSphere
7 6 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.03%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.41%) KVM
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.41%) vCloud
10 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (6.60%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.95%) Ansible
3 16 (3.30%) SCCM
4 14 (2.89%) vCenter Server
5 13 (2.68%) Terraform
6 7 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.24%) SCOM
8 4 (0.82%) vRealize
9 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.41%) Kibana
10 2 (0.41%) logstash
10 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.41%) Puppet
11 1 (0.21%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 105 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.34%) VMware
3 30 (6.19%) SAP
4 29 (5.98%) Oracle
5 25 (5.15%) Cisco
5 25 (5.15%) IBM
6 21 (4.33%) Juniper
7 18 (3.71%) Remedy
8 16 (3.30%) Siebel
8 16 (3.30%) Sitecore
9 15 (3.09%) CA
9 15 (3.09%) HP
9 15 (3.09%) Hyperion
9 15 (3.09%) PeopleSoft
9 15 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.89%) Citrix
10 14 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.27%) F5
11 11 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.65%) Brocade