Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 69 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,400 1,134 1,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.76% 3.89% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 4.03% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 979 858 1,295
South East median annual salary £70,000 £68,500 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +0.74% +4.62%
10th Percentile £51,250 £51,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £92,800 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%

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 28,410 28,158 34,955
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.71% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23,637 23,472 29,518
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 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
Thames Valley +13 515 £70,000 -3.45% 99
Hampshire +30 387 £67,500 - 71
Surrey +13 320 £68,000 +4.62% 33
Berkshire +10 306 £75,000 - 62
Oxfordshire +22 116 £69,500 +2.96% 22
Buckinghamshire +8 93 £65,000 -7.14% 15
East Sussex -7 79 £61,250 -14.71% 7
West Sussex +23 73 £70,000 +5.66% 13
Middlesex +6 8 £80,000 +8.11%
Kent -23 7 £95,000 +40.74% 3
Sussex - 6 £87,500 -
Home Counties +1 3 £72,500 -3.33%
M4 Corridor - 1 £100,000 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 432 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (24.71%) Microsoft
3 332 (23.71%) TOGAF
4 316 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 275 (19.64%) Finance
6 270 (19.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 230 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
8 205 (14.64%) .NET
9 204 (14.57%) Java
10 186 (13.29%) SQL
11 179 (12.79%) Presales
12 173 (12.36%) Security Cleared
13 157 (11.21%) Migration
14 156 (11.14%) Degree
15 152 (10.86%) Oracle
16 148 (10.57%) Big Data
17 146 (10.43%) SOA
18 144 (10.29%) VMware
19 142 (10.14%) C#
20 141 (10.07%) Scrum
21 135 (9.64%) SAP
21 135 (9.64%) Cisco
22 133 (9.50%) Data Modelling
23 131 (9.36%) IT Strategy
24 127 (9.07%) Data Centre
25 126 (9.00%) SaaS
26 124 (8.86%) ITIL
27 122 (8.71%) Web Services
28 121 (8.64%) Project Management
29 120 (8.57%) SDLC

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 48 (3.43%) CMS
2 35 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.14%) Apache
3 30 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 29 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.86%) IIS
6 22 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.43%) CloudStack
8 19 (1.36%) JBoss
9 12 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
10 11 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.71%) Jupyter
12 9 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.43%) SAS
16 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 22 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.86%) SAP HCM
4 11 (0.79%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.50%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.43%) Maximo
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.43%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 316 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (9.00%) SaaS
4 117 (8.36%) PaaS
5 110 (7.86%) IaaS
6 74 (5.29%) Office 365
7 40 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (2.00%) Serverless
10 27 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
11 19 (1.36%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
13 17 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
13 17 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (1.00%) GitHub
15 12 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
16 10 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.07%) Network Security
2 84 (6.00%) Firewall
3 82 (5.86%) Internet
4 77 (5.50%) WAN
5 68 (4.86%) DNS
6 57 (4.07%) LAN
7 50 (3.57%) DHCP
8 40 (2.86%) Wireless
9 31 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (2.14%) MPLS
10 30 (2.14%) Software-Defined Networking
10 30 (2.14%) VLAN
10 30 (2.14%) VPN
11 23 (1.64%) BGP
12 21 (1.50%) SAN
12 21 (1.50%) TCP/IP
13 20 (1.43%) DAB
13 20 (1.43%) HTTP
14 17 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (1.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (10.57%) Big Data
2 119 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 99 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (4.71%) Hadoop
5 61 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 40 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 30 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.93%) Cosmos DB
10 24 (1.71%) SAP HANA
11 21 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (1.36%) MySQL
13 19 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
14 18 (1.29%) Geospatial Data
15 17 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (1.14%) Data Lake
16 16 (1.14%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.07%) GIS
18 12 (0.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 38 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (1.50%) GitLab
5 19 (1.36%) Moq
5 19 (1.36%) MSTest
5 19 (1.36%) Ranorex
6 18 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.00%) JIRA
8 11 (0.79%) Selenium
9 10 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.71%) JUnit
10 9 (0.64%) Maven
11 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.50%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.43%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.36%) ERwin
15 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.29%) Gradle
16 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 275 (19.64%) Finance
2 82 (5.86%) Marketing
3 70 (5.00%) Retail
4 59 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.93%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.43%) Banking
7 31 (2.21%) Advertising
8 30 (2.14%) Publishing
9 21 (1.50%) Italian Language
10 18 (1.29%) Legal
11 15 (1.07%) German Language
12 14 (1.00%) French Language
13 13 (0.93%) Billing
13 13 (0.93%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.86%) Electronics
15 9 (0.64%) Back Office
16 6 (0.43%) Automotive
17 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (14.64%) .NET
2 122 (8.71%) Web Services
3 87 (6.21%) Middleware
4 78 (5.57%) REST
5 76 (5.43%) HTML
6 74 (5.29%) J2EE
7 68 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 64 (4.57%) AngularJS
9 58 (4.14%) ASP.NET
10 56 (4.00%) SOAP
11 54 (3.86%) XSLT
12 50 (3.57%) XML
13 42 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (2.93%) Kafka
15 39 (2.79%) Spring
16 38 (2.71%) CSS
17 25 (1.79%) JSON
18 20 (1.43%) Flask
19 18 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
20 16 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 100 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 98 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 56 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 47 (3.36%) Public Cloud
6 43 (3.07%) User Experience
7 33 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 33 (2.36%) Mainframe
8 31 (2.21%) Internet of Things
9 30 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (1.71%) Social Media
11 21 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
13 14 (1.00%) Fintech
13 14 (1.00%) PKI
13 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 110 (7.86%) Windows
2 97 (6.93%) Linux
3 63 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.79%) Unix
5 41 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.29%) AIX
10 4 (0.29%) Android
10 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 2 (0.14%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.071%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (23.71%) TOGAF
3 270 (19.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 179 (12.79%) Presales
5 157 (11.21%) Migration
6 146 (10.43%) SOA
7 141 (10.07%) Scrum
8 133 (9.50%) Data Modelling
9 131 (9.36%) IT Strategy
10 124 (8.86%) ITIL
11 121 (8.64%) Project Management
12 120 (8.57%) SDLC
13 118 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
13 118 (8.43%) DevOps
14 111 (7.93%) Information Security
15 105 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
16 103 (7.36%) CRM
16 103 (7.36%) Microservices
17 96 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 90 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 204 (14.57%) Java
2 186 (13.29%) SQL
3 142 (10.14%) C#
4 85 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 81 (5.79%) Python
6 58 (4.14%) C++
7 43 (3.07%) PL/SQL
8 37 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 27 (1.93%) Go
11 26 (1.86%) C
12 22 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.43%) Scala
14 13 (0.93%) Apex Code
15 11 (0.79%) Perl
15 11 (0.79%) PHP
16 10 (0.71%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.64%) R
17 9 (0.64%) VBA
18 7 (0.50%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 173 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 156 (11.14%) Degree
3 111 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 87 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (4.57%) CISSP
6 64 (4.57%) MCSE
7 54 (3.86%) TOGAF Certification
8 44 (3.14%) CCIE
9 40 (2.86%) CCNP
10 35 (2.50%) CCDP
11 29 (2.07%) CISM
12 27 (1.93%) MCSA
13 26 (1.86%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (1.14%) CCNA
15 16 (1.14%) CISA
16 15 (1.07%) APMP
16 15 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (2.64%) QA
3 34 (2.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.43%) GDPR
7 17 (1.21%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.50%) COBIT
9 6 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.43%) PA-DSS
10 5 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.21%) PMO
12 3 (0.21%) PSD2
12 3 (0.21%) SLA
13 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 117 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 94 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (5.00%) Docker
4 54 (3.86%) vSphere
5 34 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (2.36%) Hyper-V
7 29 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
8 28 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 26 (1.86%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.36%) NFS
12 4 (0.29%) GPFS
12 4 (0.29%) vCloud
12 4 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.21%) HDFS
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.14%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 48 (3.43%) SCCM
2 43 (3.07%) Ansible
3 41 (2.93%) Kubernetes
4 36 (2.57%) Puppet
5 34 (2.43%) SCOM
6 29 (2.07%) logstash
7 20 (1.43%) Rancher
8 19 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.86%) QRadar
11 11 (0.79%) CASB
11 11 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.71%) Kibana
12 10 (0.71%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.43%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.29%) FortiGate
15 4 (0.29%) Terraform
15 4 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 346 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.86%) Oracle
3 144 (10.29%) VMware
4 135 (9.64%) Cisco
4 135 (9.64%) SAP
5 76 (5.43%) Juniper
6 62 (4.43%) IBM
7 53 (3.79%) F5
8 48 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (2.86%) Google
10 39 (2.79%) Splunk
11 36 (2.57%) Fortinet
12 35 (2.50%) EMC
13 34 (2.43%) Palo Alto
14 32 (2.29%) Citrix
15 30 (2.14%) NetApp
16 25 (1.79%) Dell
17 24 (1.71%) CheckPoint
18 21 (1.50%) HP
19 20 (1.43%) SaltStack