Period
to

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 53 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 965 708 983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.70% 5.13% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 5.45% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 449 510 718
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £97,500
England median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 19,395 13,000 15,558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 94.21% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 12,251 10,086 12,754
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -3 313 £75,000 +7.14% 32
Thames Valley -15 305 £75,000 - 77
Surrey +20 219 £75,000 - 11
Berkshire -15 163 £75,000 - 45
Buckinghamshire +4 98 £66,000 -5.71% 27
Oxfordshire +3 49 £77,500 +6.90% 5
West Sussex -26 47 £82,500 +3.13% 9
Kent -28 35 £90,000 +5.88% 11
East Sussex -19 21 £69,750 -10.00% 6
Middlesex - 13 - -
Sussex +6 2 £68,625 -1.96% 1
Home Counties -16 1 £62,500 -28.57%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Architect job roles required the following 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.

1 350 (36.27%) Azure
2 332 (34.40%) Agile
3 282 (29.22%) Microsoft
4 262 (27.15%) AWS
5 260 (26.94%) Social Skills
6 215 (22.28%) TOGAF
7 214 (22.18%) Finance
8 178 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
9 157 (16.27%) Degree
10 155 (16.06%) Computer Science
11 145 (15.03%) IT Strategy
12 141 (14.61%) Security Cleared
13 134 (13.89%) DevOps
14 125 (12.95%) Data Centre
15 121 (12.54%) Microservices
16 117 (12.12%) Presales
17 113 (11.71%) Enterprise Architecture
18 110 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 108 (11.19%) C#
20 102 (10.57%) Technical Architecture
21 99 (10.26%) Java
22 98 (10.16%) Analytics
23 95 (9.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 93 (9.64%) Risk Management
25 91 (9.43%) Technical Leadership
26 90 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
27 89 (9.22%) Mathematics
27 89 (9.22%) SC Cleared
28 88 (9.12%) SQL Server
28 88 (9.12%) TOGAF Certification

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 27 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (1.35%) Apache
4 13 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.73%) Confluence
7 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.62%) JBoss
9 4 (0.41%) CMS
10 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.21%) IIS
10 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) SAP EP
10 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.10%) Kentico
Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.21%) Windchill
4 1 (0.10%) Blender
Business Applications
1 15 (1.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.41%) SAP IBP
5 4 (0.41%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.21%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.10%) SAP BRIM
8 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 350 (36.27%) Azure
2 262 (27.15%) AWS
3 77 (7.98%) IaaS
4 76 (7.88%) PaaS
4 76 (7.88%) Power Platform
5 62 (6.42%) SaaS
6 54 (5.60%) Serverless
7 44 (4.56%) Microsoft 365
8 42 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (3.94%) Azure Logic Apps
10 36 (3.73%) Azure Machine Learning
11 29 (3.01%) GitHub
12 27 (2.80%) OpenShift
13 25 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
13 25 (2.59%) GCP
14 23 (2.38%) Azure Monitor
15 19 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (1.66%) Azure Functions
18 15 (1.55%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.80%) Firewall
2 36 (3.73%) WAN
3 31 (3.21%) BGP
3 31 (3.21%) OSPF
4 27 (2.80%) Wireless
5 23 (2.38%) DNS
6 22 (2.28%) MPLS
6 22 (2.28%) Network Security
7 21 (2.18%) LAN
8 17 (1.76%) Internet
8 17 (1.76%) SD-WAN
9 16 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.55%) IPsec
11 13 (1.35%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (1.35%) Multicast
12 11 (1.14%) HTTP
13 10 (1.04%) IPv4
13 10 (1.04%) IPv6
14 9 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.25%) Big Data
3 65 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 42 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 36 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.52%) NoSQL
7 25 (2.59%) HBase
8 23 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (2.07%) Power BI
10 18 (1.87%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.76%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.04%) Tableau
17 8 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
17 8 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (3.52%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.87%) Grunt
3 18 (1.87%) gulp
3 18 (1.87%) webpack
4 16 (1.66%) GitLab
5 15 (1.55%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.04%) JIRA
7 6 (0.62%) Maven
8 5 (0.52%) Postman
9 4 (0.41%) ERwin
9 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.31%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.21%) Gradle
11 2 (0.21%) Subversion
12 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.10%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 260 (26.94%) Social Skills
2 214 (22.18%) Finance
3 95 (9.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 82 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (5.39%) Banking
6 48 (4.97%) Law
7 45 (4.66%) Legal
8 39 (4.04%) Public Sector
9 36 (3.73%) Telecoms
10 33 (3.42%) Influencing Skills
11 28 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (2.80%) Retail
13 23 (2.38%) Marketing
13 23 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
14 21 (2.18%) Aviation
15 16 (1.66%) Spanish Language
16 15 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (1.45%) Advertising
17 14 (1.45%) Wearables
18 13 (1.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.60%) .NET
2 53 (5.49%) Kafka
3 49 (5.08%) React
4 36 (3.73%) Middleware
5 31 (3.21%) REST
6 30 (3.11%) JSON
6 30 (3.11%) Spring
7 29 (3.01%) .NET Core
8 28 (2.90%) ASP.NET
8 28 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 28 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
9 26 (2.69%) Web Services
10 23 (2.38%) Play Framework
11 22 (2.28%) Swagger
12 21 (2.18%) AngularJS
13 20 (2.07%) HTML
14 19 (1.97%) CSS
14 19 (1.97%) Node.js
15 18 (1.87%) Dapper ORM
15 18 (1.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 65 (6.74%) Public Cloud
3 52 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.97%) IoT
5 37 (3.83%) Cyber Defence
5 37 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 36 (3.73%) Robotics
7 33 (3.42%) Cloud Native
8 31 (3.21%) Cyberattack
9 23 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 22 (2.28%) Private Cloud
10 22 (2.28%) Renewable Energy
11 17 (1.76%) User Experience
12 14 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
13 12 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (1.04%) NHS
14 10 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.67%) Linux
2 49 (5.08%) Windows
3 21 (2.18%) Unix
4 19 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.55%) VMS
6 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.31%) Android
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (34.40%) Agile
2 215 (22.28%) TOGAF
3 178 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
4 155 (16.06%) Computer Science
5 145 (15.03%) IT Strategy
6 134 (13.89%) DevOps
7 121 (12.54%) Microservices
8 117 (12.12%) Presales
9 113 (11.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 110 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 102 (10.57%) Technical Architecture
12 98 (10.16%) Analytics
13 93 (9.64%) Risk Management
14 91 (9.43%) Technical Leadership
15 90 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
16 89 (9.22%) Mathematics
17 86 (8.91%) CI/CD
18 85 (8.81%) ITIL
19 84 (8.70%) Migration
20 83 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 108 (11.19%) C#
2 99 (10.26%) Java
3 85 (8.81%) SQL
4 61 (6.32%) Python
5 47 (4.87%) JavaScript
6 28 (2.90%) C
7 24 (2.49%) Bash
7 24 (2.49%) TypeScript
8 23 (2.38%) Groovy
9 22 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 20 (2.07%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.93%) PHP
12 9 (0.93%) Ruby
13 7 (0.73%) C++
14 4 (0.41%) VB
15 2 (0.21%) Ada
15 2 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 157 (16.27%) Degree
2 141 (14.61%) Security Cleared
3 89 (9.22%) SC Cleared
4 88 (9.12%) TOGAF Certification
5 67 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (4.66%) DV Cleared
7 31 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.07%) CCNP
10 19 (1.97%) CCDP
11 17 (1.76%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.24%) CISSP
13 11 (1.14%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.04%) MCSE
15 8 (0.83%) CISM
15 8 (0.83%) MCP
16 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.73%) CCIE
17 6 (0.62%) JNCIA
17 6 (0.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.73%) GDPR
2 35 (3.63%) QA
3 21 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.76%) NIST
5 14 (1.45%) COBIT
6 13 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (1.04%) PMO
8 8 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
8 8 (0.83%) GRC
8 8 (0.83%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.83%) NCSC
9 7 (0.73%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.52%) Accessibility
10 5 (0.52%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.41%) GAMP
12 3 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
System Software
1 77 (7.98%) Docker
2 63 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 21 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.52%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.41%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.10%) NFS
11 1 (0.10%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 78 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 64 (6.63%) Ansible
3 42 (4.35%) Terraform
4 21 (2.18%) Puppet
5 18 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.62%) SCCM
7 6 (0.62%) SCOM
8 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.31%) Netcool
10 2 (0.21%) CASB
10 2 (0.21%) FlexNet
10 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.21%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.21%) PTC Integrity
10 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 282 (29.22%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.67%) VMware
3 70 (7.25%) Adobe
4 67 (6.94%) Apple
4 67 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (6.11%) MuleSoft
6 46 (4.77%) Cisco
7 45 (4.66%) Oracle
8 44 (4.56%) SAP
9 33 (3.42%) Google
9 33 (3.42%) Palo Alto
10 29 (3.01%) Databricks
11 28 (2.90%) Citrix
12 26 (2.69%) IBM
13 24 (2.49%) Juniper
14 21 (2.18%) Dell
15 20 (2.07%) Xamarin
16 15 (1.55%) Red Hat
17 12 (1.24%) ServiceNow
18 11 (1.14%) Teradata