Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 60 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,278 1,369 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.87% 4.59% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 4.74% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 937 940 839
South East median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -0.74%
10th Percentile £52,300 £52,375 £51,250
90th Percentile £91,750 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% 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 25,253 28,864 28,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.85% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20,610 23,951 23,592
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +9 475 £72,000 +2.86% 114
Hampshire +3 393 £70,000 +3.70% 73
Berkshire +7 323 £75,000 +3.45% 63
Surrey -12 210 £75,000 +7.14% 42
West Sussex +41 114 £77,500 +10.71% 10
Buckinghamshire +23 89 £63,000 -3.08% 26
Oxfordshire -12 54 £75,000 +7.14% 25
East Sussex -17 49 £75,000 +33.33% 5
Kent +13 16 £82,500 +43.48% 4
Sussex +9 8 £75,000 -6.25%
M4 Corridor +1 7 - -
Home Counties +2 4 £80,000 +10.34%
Middlesex -3 3 £100,000 +25.00%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 397 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 301 (23.55%) Microsoft
4 297 (23.24%) TOGAF
5 280 (21.91%) Degree
6 237 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
7 221 (17.29%) Finance
8 205 (16.04%) Security Cleared
9 177 (13.85%) Migration
10 170 (13.30%) DevOps
11 163 (12.75%) VMware
11 163 (12.75%) Java
11 163 (12.75%) SQL
12 159 (12.44%) Presales
13 151 (11.82%) Enterprise Architecture
14 150 (11.74%) Project Management
14 150 (11.74%) Data Centre
15 146 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (11.03%) SC Cleared
17 138 (10.80%) C#
18 136 (10.64%) Linux
18 136 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
19 135 (10.56%) SaaS
20 133 (10.41%) Security Architecture
21 130 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
22 128 (10.02%) Windows
23 126 (9.86%) SAP
24 125 (9.78%) ITIL
24 125 (9.78%) Architectural Design
25 123 (9.62%) PaaS

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 44 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (2.11%) Apache
4 25 (1.96%) IIS
5 21 (1.64%) CMS
6 19 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.49%) Confluence
7 18 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.70%) NetWeaver
12 8 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.63%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.55%) Drupal
14 6 (0.47%) nginx
14 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 4 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.31%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.31%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 345 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 237 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (10.56%) SaaS
4 123 (9.62%) PaaS
5 95 (7.43%) IaaS
6 69 (5.40%) Office 365
7 62 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 45 (3.52%) Serverless
9 24 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.49%) Azure Functions
11 18 (1.41%) Power Platform
12 15 (1.17%) BPaaS
13 14 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.78%) Apigee
16 8 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
18 6 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.57%) WAN
2 71 (5.56%) Firewall
3 70 (5.48%) LAN
4 54 (4.23%) VoIP
5 48 (3.76%) Network Security
6 37 (2.90%) Internet
7 34 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (2.58%) DNS
8 33 (2.58%) Wireless
9 29 (2.27%) PABX
10 26 (2.03%) MPLS
11 24 (1.88%) SAN
12 23 (1.80%) VPN
13 21 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (1.64%) Unified Communications
14 19 (1.49%) DHCP
15 17 (1.33%) Wireless Security
16 15 (1.17%) BGP
16 15 (1.17%) CTI
17 14 (1.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (4.46%) Big Data
4 45 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.90%) DB2
6 26 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 26 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.41%) Data Lake
9 18 (1.41%) SAP HANA
10 15 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.02%) MySQL
11 13 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (0.94%) Neo4j
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.86%) Power BI
14 10 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 74 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.29%) JIRA
3 38 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 34 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (2.27%) MSI
7 23 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.55%) Axure RP
9 7 (0.55%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.39%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.39%) Maven
11 5 (0.39%) Moq
11 5 (0.39%) MSTest
11 5 (0.39%) ProC
11 5 (0.39%) Ranorex
11 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 4 (0.31%) LSMW
General
1 221 (17.29%) Finance
2 94 (7.36%) Retail
3 87 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 69 (5.40%) Manufacturing
5 61 (4.77%) Marketing
6 43 (3.36%) Legal
7 36 (2.82%) Banking
8 27 (2.11%) Military
9 25 (1.96%) German Language
9 25 (1.96%) Italian Language
10 18 (1.41%) Advertising
11 13 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 13 (1.02%) Back Office
11 13 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.78%) Electronics
12 10 (0.78%) Games
13 8 (0.63%) Publishing
14 7 (0.55%) Billing
15 5 (0.39%) Law
16 3 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.06%) .NET
2 75 (5.87%) Web Services
3 56 (4.38%) HTML
4 54 (4.23%) AngularJS
5 43 (3.36%) RESTful
6 34 (2.66%) Middleware
7 31 (2.43%) React
8 28 (2.19%) Node.js
9 25 (1.96%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.88%) JSON
11 23 (1.80%) REST
11 23 (1.80%) XML
12 22 (1.72%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.72%) CSS
12 22 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (1.72%) XSLT
13 21 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (1.64%) Kafka
14 20 (1.56%) Spring
15 19 (1.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 136 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (9.55%) Public Cloud
4 86 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
5 81 (6.34%) Management Information System
6 57 (4.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 50 (3.91%) User Experience
8 38 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.27%) Private Cloud
10 26 (2.03%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.80%) PKI
12 20 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
12 20 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.41%) CESG
15 15 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
16 14 (1.10%) Clustering
16 14 (1.10%) iPad
17 13 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 136 (10.64%) Linux
2 128 (10.02%) Windows
3 33 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.11%) Unix
5 21 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.63%) Solaris
7 7 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.47%) Android
9 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.078%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (23.24%) TOGAF
3 177 (13.85%) Migration
4 170 (13.30%) DevOps
5 159 (12.44%) Presales
6 151 (11.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 150 (11.74%) Project Management
8 146 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (10.41%) Security Architecture
10 125 (9.78%) Architectural Design
10 125 (9.78%) ITIL
11 120 (9.39%) Technical Architecture
12 118 (9.23%) SOA
13 113 (8.84%) IT Strategy
14 108 (8.45%) Computer Science
15 106 (8.29%) Mentoring
16 104 (8.14%) Information Security
17 99 (7.75%) Microservices
17 99 (7.75%) Service Delivery
18 91 (7.12%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 163 (12.75%) Java
1 163 (12.75%) SQL
2 138 (10.80%) C#
3 62 (4.85%) PowerShell
3 62 (4.85%) Python
4 60 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 55 (4.30%) C
6 44 (3.44%) C++
6 44 (3.44%) T-SQL
7 20 (1.56%) ABAP
7 20 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.33%) Ruby
9 11 (0.86%) PHP
10 9 (0.70%) Scala
11 8 (0.63%) Perl
12 7 (0.55%) Java 8
13 5 (0.39%) ES6
14 4 (0.31%) Delphi
14 4 (0.31%) Java 9
14 4 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 280 (21.91%) Degree
2 205 (16.04%) Security Cleared
3 141 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 93 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (5.09%) TOGAF Certification
6 59 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 50 (3.91%) CCIE
8 42 (3.29%) CISSP
9 41 (3.21%) CCNP
10 34 (2.66%) AWS Certification
10 34 (2.66%) CISM
10 34 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (2.35%) CCNA
12 23 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (1.72%) CCIE Service Provider
14 21 (1.64%) MCSE
15 20 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
16 18 (1.41%) CISA
17 17 (1.33%) JNCIP
18 14 (1.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.83%) GDPR
2 38 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 37 (2.90%) QA
4 36 (2.82%) SLA
5 34 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 29 (2.27%) NIST
7 23 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (1.49%) Data Quality
9 14 (1.10%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.78%) COBIT
11 9 (0.70%) GAMP
11 9 (0.70%) PMO
12 8 (0.63%) Def Stans
12 8 (0.63%) RMADS
13 7 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
13 7 (0.55%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.55%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 130 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.43%) Docker
3 31 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
4 30 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.56%) XenApp
7 18 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.78%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.31%) vCloud
12 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.16%) vSphere
14 1 (0.078%) HDFS
14 1 (0.078%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 36 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
3 23 (1.80%) vCenter Server
4 22 (1.72%) SCCM
5 19 (1.49%) Ansible
6 17 (1.33%) Terraform
7 14 (1.10%) vRealize
8 13 (1.02%) Puppet
9 12 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.63%) SCOM
11 7 (0.55%) IBM Guardium
11 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.55%) Nessus
11 7 (0.55%) Netcool
11 7 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 6 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 301 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 163 (12.75%) VMware
3 126 (9.86%) SAP
4 117 (9.15%) Cisco
5 106 (8.29%) Oracle
6 76 (5.95%) Google
7 67 (5.24%) Citrix
8 59 (4.62%) IBM
9 49 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (2.97%) EMC
11 36 (2.82%) Juniper
12 32 (2.50%) Aruba
13 29 (2.27%) Dell
14 28 (2.19%) NetApp
15 19 (1.49%) Palo Alto
16 18 (1.41%) F5
17 16 (1.25%) Motorola
18 15 (1.17%) Avaya
18 15 (1.17%) Workday
19 11 (0.86%) Qualys