Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 75 51
Rank change year-on-year +27 -24 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,464 1,262 1,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.08% 4.13% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.27% 4.27% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 965 1,339
South East median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +4.62%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,500 £52,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
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 27,795 29,577 34,309
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23,105 24,699 28,756
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,440 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +28 537 £75,000 +3.45% 122
Hampshire +37 426 £67,500 +3.85% 54
Berkshire +5 303 £76,500 +2.00% 73
Surrey +8 287 £68,000 +4.62% 44
West Sussex +59 126 £70,000 +7.69% 18
Oxfordshire +55 115 £69,500 +2.96% 16
Buckinghamshire +17 114 £67,500 +1.89% 34
East Sussex -15 68 £75,000 +20.00% 9
Sussex - 8 £80,000 -
Kent -33 6 £95,000 +40.74% 6
Home Counties +2 3 £72,500 -3.33%
Middlesex -7 3 £90,000 +21.62% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 457 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (23.22%) Microsoft
3 333 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 324 (22.13%) TOGAF
5 259 (17.69%) Finance
6 254 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
7 225 (15.37%) Java
8 223 (15.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 205 (14.00%) SQL
10 204 (13.93%) Security Cleared
11 200 (13.66%) .NET
12 183 (12.50%) Degree
13 171 (11.68%) Presales
14 168 (11.48%) Oracle
15 162 (11.07%) C#
16 158 (10.79%) SOA
17 157 (10.72%) Big Data
18 148 (10.11%) Web Services
19 143 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
20 137 (9.36%) Data Modelling
21 136 (9.29%) Scrum
22 135 (9.22%) Cisco
23 131 (8.95%) Migration
24 130 (8.88%) SaaS
25 129 (8.81%) IT Strategy
26 128 (8.74%) SC Cleared
27 124 (8.47%) DevOps
28 123 (8.40%) VMware
29 118 (8.06%) ITIL
30 116 (7.92%) Active Directory

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 42 (2.87%) CMS
2 39 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.39%) Apache
4 31 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.30%) JBoss
7 18 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.16%) IIS
9 14 (0.96%) Confluence
9 14 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.82%) CloudStack
10 12 (0.82%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.48%) Anypoint
14 7 (0.48%) Mule
14 7 (0.48%) Mule ESB
14 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.75%) Maximo
4 10 (0.68%) SAP GRC
5 7 (0.48%) SAP HCM
5 7 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.27%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.068%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 333 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 254 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
3 130 (8.88%) SaaS
4 107 (7.31%) PaaS
5 99 (6.76%) IaaS
6 84 (5.74%) Office 365
7 40 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (2.53%) Serverless
9 35 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (2.12%) Amazon S3
11 30 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 30 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
12 28 (1.91%) Amazon EMR
12 28 (1.91%) Amazon Kinesis
12 28 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (1.02%) GitHub
15 9 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.22%) Network Security
2 78 (5.33%) Firewall
3 74 (5.05%) Internet
4 63 (4.30%) DNS
5 55 (3.76%) WAN
6 48 (3.28%) DHCP
7 38 (2.60%) LAN
8 32 (2.19%) Wireless
9 31 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (1.91%) VLAN
11 27 (1.84%) DAB
12 26 (1.78%) Software-Defined Networking
13 24 (1.64%) MPLS
14 23 (1.57%) BGP
14 23 (1.57%) VPN
15 18 (1.23%) TCP/IP
16 16 (1.09%) DWDM
16 16 (1.09%) SAN
16 16 (1.09%) SNMP
17 15 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.72%) Big Data
2 107 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 87 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 62 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 55 (3.76%) RDBMS
7 41 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
8 37 (2.53%) NoSQL
9 33 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
10 30 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 29 (1.98%) MySQL
11 29 (1.98%) SAP HANA
12 21 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
14 18 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 17 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
16 15 (1.02%) GIS
17 14 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 35 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (1.78%) JIRA
5 24 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 21 (1.43%) JUnit
7 20 (1.37%) Moq
7 20 (1.37%) MSTest
7 20 (1.37%) Ranorex
7 20 (1.37%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 17 (1.16%) Maven
9 15 (1.02%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.89%) GitLab
10 13 (0.89%) Mockito
11 12 (0.82%) IntelliJ
12 11 (0.75%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.68%) Selenium
14 8 (0.55%) ERwin
15 7 (0.48%) Ant
15 7 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 259 (17.69%) Finance
2 78 (5.33%) Marketing
3 72 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.64%) Retail
5 55 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 38 (2.60%) Banking
7 28 (1.91%) Advertising
8 19 (1.30%) Legal
9 16 (1.09%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.09%) Electronics
10 13 (0.89%) Italian Language
11 11 (0.75%) Publishing
12 10 (0.68%) Billing
12 10 (0.68%) French Language
13 9 (0.61%) German Language
13 9 (0.61%) Military
13 9 (0.61%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.48%) Automotive
15 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (13.66%) .NET
2 148 (10.11%) Web Services
3 78 (5.33%) HTML
4 69 (4.71%) AngularJS
5 68 (4.64%) REST
6 65 (4.44%) J2EE
7 63 (4.30%) ASP.NET
8 60 (4.10%) XML
9 57 (3.89%) SOAP
10 56 (3.83%) Middleware
11 55 (3.76%) .NET Framework
12 49 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (3.28%) XSLT
14 38 (2.60%) Spring
15 37 (2.53%) CSS
16 32 (2.19%) Kafka
17 27 (1.84%) HTML5
17 27 (1.84%) RESTful
18 22 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
19 19 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 109 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 108 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.55%) User Experience
6 47 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 45 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (2.87%) Public Cloud
9 39 (2.66%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.91%) Internet of Things
11 23 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 21 (1.43%) Social Media
13 19 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.09%) PKI
14 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.96%) Taxonomies
16 12 (0.82%) Reinsurance
17 11 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 107 (7.31%) Windows
2 94 (6.42%) Linux
3 60 (4.10%) Unix
4 54 (3.69%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.34%) AIX
8 5 (0.34%) Android
8 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.34%) Solaris
8 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.068%) CentOS
11 1 (0.068%) Debian
11 1 (0.068%) SUSE
11 1 (0.068%) VMS
11 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (22.13%) TOGAF
3 223 (15.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 171 (11.68%) Presales
5 158 (10.79%) SOA
6 143 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
7 137 (9.36%) Data Modelling
8 136 (9.29%) Scrum
9 131 (8.95%) Migration
10 129 (8.81%) IT Strategy
11 124 (8.47%) DevOps
12 118 (8.06%) ITIL
13 116 (7.92%) Project Management
14 113 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
15 109 (7.45%) SDLC
16 105 (7.17%) Microservices
17 104 (7.10%) Mentoring
18 103 (7.04%) Information Security
19 100 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 93 (6.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 225 (15.37%) Java
2 205 (14.00%) SQL
3 162 (11.07%) C#
4 86 (5.87%) JavaScript
5 74 (5.05%) Python
6 69 (4.71%) C++
7 55 (3.76%) PL/SQL
8 44 (3.01%) C
8 44 (3.01%) T-SQL
9 30 (2.05%) Scala
10 25 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.43%) Go
12 19 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.30%) PHP
12 19 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.89%) Apex Code
13 13 (0.89%) Java 8
14 11 (0.75%) R
15 9 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 204 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 183 (12.50%) Degree
3 128 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 76 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (4.17%) CISSP
6 58 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (3.35%) MCSE
8 48 (3.28%) TOGAF Certification
9 39 (2.66%) DV Cleared
10 38 (2.60%) CCIE
11 32 (2.19%) MCSA
12 30 (2.05%) CCNP
13 24 (1.64%) CCDP
13 24 (1.64%) CISM
14 23 (1.57%) Master's Degree
15 16 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (1.02%) CISA
17 14 (0.96%) CCNA
18 13 (0.89%) JNCIE
19 12 (0.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.14%) QA
2 43 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.84%) GDPR
5 26 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.55%) SLA
9 7 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.41%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.27%) COBIT
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) PMO
12 3 (0.20%) PSD2
13 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.068%) HL7
14 1 (0.068%) RMADS
System Software
1 116 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.69%) Docker
4 48 (3.28%) vSphere
5 39 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
6 36 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 29 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (1.23%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.89%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.41%) XenApp
12 5 (0.34%) GPFS
12 5 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.27%) vCloud
13 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.14%) Ceph
14 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 57 (3.89%) SCCM
2 39 (2.66%) SCOM
3 34 (2.32%) Puppet
4 30 (2.05%) Ansible
5 26 (1.78%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.57%) logstash
7 20 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (1.02%) Kibana
8 15 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.82%) Rancher
10 8 (0.55%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.48%) CloudHub
12 6 (0.41%) QRadar
12 6 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.41%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.34%) Terraform
14 4 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 340 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 168 (11.48%) Oracle
3 135 (9.22%) Cisco
4 123 (8.40%) VMware
5 115 (7.86%) SAP
6 72 (4.92%) Juniper
7 47 (3.21%) F5
8 42 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (2.46%) IBM
10 34 (2.32%) EMC
11 33 (2.25%) Citrix
12 31 (2.12%) Google
13 27 (1.84%) NetApp
14 26 (1.78%) Splunk
15 25 (1.71%) Palo Alto
16 21 (1.43%) Fortinet
17 18 (1.23%) LogRhythm
18 17 (1.16%) Dell
19 14 (0.96%) Ab Initio
19 14 (0.96%) Brocade