Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £78,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 43 52
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,006 470 1,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.55% 5.78% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 5.99% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 593 329 972
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,070 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.28% +3.57% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%

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 16,880 7,845 24,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 96.51% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,784 6,521 20,073
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 +3 441 £80,000 +6.67% 74
Berkshire +12 329 £82,500 +10.00% 39
Hampshire -22 238 £75,000 +11.11% 51
Surrey -15 131 £70,000 -3.45% 29
Buckinghamshire +7 96 £70,000 - 25
West Sussex 0 91 £80,000 +10.34% 6
East Sussex -42 28 £77,500 +3.33%
Kent -22 21 £80,000 - 9
Oxfordshire -48 17 £85,000 +17.24% 10
Home Counties -12 3 £95,000 +8.57%
Sussex - 2 £82,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £72,500 - 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 366 (36.38%) Azure
2 314 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (26.64%) Microsoft
4 261 (25.94%) Social Skills
5 259 (25.75%) AWS
6 223 (22.17%) Finance
7 193 (19.18%) DevOps
8 172 (17.10%) .NET
9 164 (16.30%) TOGAF
10 158 (15.71%) Presales
11 156 (15.51%) Microservices
12 153 (15.21%) SQL Server
13 148 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
14 138 (13.72%) Java
15 128 (12.72%) Degree
16 125 (12.43%) C#
17 124 (12.33%) Security Cleared
18 120 (11.93%) VMware
19 116 (11.53%) SQL
20 111 (11.03%) Windows
21 107 (10.64%) Analytics
22 101 (10.04%) SOA
23 100 (9.94%) Linux
24 99 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
25 96 (9.54%) SC Cleared
26 95 (9.44%) Migration
27 90 (8.95%) Enterprise Architecture
28 89 (8.85%) PaaS
29 88 (8.75%) Public Cloud
30 84 (8.35%) Data Centre

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 45 (4.47%) CMS
2 33 (3.28%) EPiServer
3 30 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.49%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (1.29%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.19%) Confluence
8 8 (0.80%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.70%) Appian
10 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.30%) Apache
13 2 (0.20%) GemFire
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.099%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.099%) Kentico
14 1 (0.099%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Fuse
14 1 (0.099%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.40%) Windchill
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.099%) Figma
Business Applications
1 39 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.70%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP BRIM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.30%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) SAP IBP
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.099%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 366 (36.38%) Azure
2 259 (25.75%) AWS
3 89 (8.85%) PaaS
4 82 (8.15%) SaaS
5 80 (7.95%) IaaS
6 59 (5.86%) Power Platform
7 43 (4.27%) GCP
7 43 (4.27%) Serverless
8 31 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
9 23 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (1.69%) GitHub
11 16 (1.59%) PowerApps
11 16 (1.59%) Snowflake
12 14 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
13 13 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
14 12 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.97%) Firewall
2 32 (3.18%) LAN
2 32 (3.18%) WAN
3 22 (2.19%) Network Security
4 17 (1.69%) SSH
5 15 (1.49%) BGP
6 13 (1.29%) DNS
7 12 (1.19%) MPLS
7 12 (1.19%) VPN
8 11 (1.09%) 5G
9 10 (0.99%) LTE
9 10 (0.99%) OSPF
10 9 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (0.89%) Internet
10 9 (0.89%) IPv6
11 8 (0.80%) SAN
11 8 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.70%) HTTP
13 6 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.87%) NoSQL
3 48 (4.77%) Relational Database
4 47 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.78%) Big Data
6 26 (2.58%) MariaDB
7 24 (2.39%) Data Lake
8 23 (2.29%) Power BI
9 22 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.69%) MySQL
12 16 (1.59%) HBase
13 14 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 11 (1.09%) Blockchain
15 11 (1.09%) DB2
15 11 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
15 11 (1.09%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (0.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.29%) JIRA
4 11 (1.09%) ERwin
5 10 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.80%) Grunt
6 8 (0.80%) gulp
6 8 (0.80%) webpack
7 7 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.60%) GitLab
9 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.30%) Gradle
10 3 (0.30%) JUnit
10 3 (0.30%) Mockito
11 2 (0.20%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.20%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.20%) ReSharper
General
1 261 (25.94%) Social Skills
2 223 (22.17%) Finance
3 81 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (7.46%) Presentation Skills
5 68 (6.76%) Banking
6 52 (5.17%) Telecoms
7 51 (5.07%) Public Sector
8 43 (4.27%) Law
9 41 (4.08%) Retail
10 34 (3.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 34 (3.38%) Military
10 34 (3.38%) Police
11 24 (2.39%) Automotive
12 23 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
13 22 (2.19%) Advertising
14 21 (2.09%) Electronics
15 18 (1.79%) Legal
16 14 (1.39%) Marketing
17 12 (1.19%) Manufacturing
18 10 (0.99%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (17.10%) .NET
2 74 (7.36%) Web Services
3 48 (4.77%) .NET Core
4 47 (4.67%) REST
5 45 (4.47%) AngularJS
5 45 (4.47%) React
6 44 (4.37%) Middleware
7 40 (3.98%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (2.98%) Kafka
10 26 (2.58%) HTML
10 26 (2.58%) OAuth
10 26 (2.58%) RESTful
11 25 (2.49%) ASP.NET Core
12 23 (2.29%) Node.js
13 22 (2.19%) Spring
14 19 (1.89%) OpenID
14 19 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (1.79%) CSS
16 17 (1.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.75%) Public Cloud
2 84 (8.35%) Data Centre
3 56 (5.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 51 (5.07%) Cloud Native
5 38 (3.78%) Robotics
6 37 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.88%) Private Cloud
9 27 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.29%) Smart Meter
11 22 (2.19%) User Experience
12 17 (1.69%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.09%) Tandem
15 10 (0.99%) Blog
15 10 (0.99%) CMDB
15 10 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
16 9 (0.89%) PKI
16 9 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.03%) Windows
2 100 (9.94%) Linux
3 35 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.19%) Debian
7 19 (1.89%) Unix
8 18 (1.79%) CentOS
8 18 (1.79%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.99%) Android
10 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.099%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.099%) Solaris
14 1 (0.099%) VMS
14 1 (0.099%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (19.18%) DevOps
3 164 (16.30%) TOGAF
4 158 (15.71%) Presales
5 156 (15.51%) Microservices
6 148 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
7 107 (10.64%) Analytics
8 101 (10.04%) SOA
9 95 (9.44%) Migration
10 90 (8.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 80 (7.95%) Coaching
12 79 (7.85%) ITIL
13 78 (7.75%) Information Security
13 78 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
13 78 (7.75%) Software Architecture
14 73 (7.26%) Computer Science
14 73 (7.26%) Data Architecture
14 73 (7.26%) Scrum
15 72 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 70 (6.96%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 138 (13.72%) Java
2 125 (12.43%) C#
3 116 (11.53%) SQL
4 66 (6.56%) Python
5 60 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 32 (3.18%) C++
7 23 (2.29%) TypeScript
8 22 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.19%) C
9 19 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.59%) Go
12 13 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.89%) Apex Code
14 8 (0.80%) Groovy
14 8 (0.80%) PHP
15 7 (0.70%) Ruby
15 7 (0.70%) Scala
15 7 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.40%) Ada
Qualifications
1 128 (12.72%) Degree
2 124 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 96 (9.54%) SC Cleared
4 59 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (3.78%) TOGAF Certification
7 27 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.09%) CCNA
9 20 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.89%) AWS Certification
10 19 (1.89%) CISSP
10 19 (1.89%) MCSE
11 14 (1.39%) CCIE
12 13 (1.29%) CCNP
13 9 (0.89%) CEH
13 9 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.80%) CISM
15 7 (0.70%) MCP
15 7 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 5 (0.50%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (3.28%) NIST
3 31 (3.08%) GDPR
3 31 (3.08%) QA
4 24 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 16 (1.59%) COBIT
7 14 (1.39%) Data Quality
8 12 (1.19%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.89%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.70%) GAMP
12 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.50%) PMO
12 5 (0.50%) SLA
13 4 (0.40%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.40%) GPG13
13 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 99 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (8.25%) Docker
3 58 (5.77%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.89%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.20%) HDFS
8 2 (0.20%) NFS
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.099%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.099%) IAG
9 1 (0.099%) KVM
9 1 (0.099%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.099%) vSphere
9 1 (0.099%) XenApp
9 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 66 (6.56%) Ansible
3 47 (4.67%) Terraform
4 19 (1.89%) SCCM
5 11 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.09%) SCOM
6 10 (0.99%) OpenView
6 10 (0.99%) OVSD
7 9 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.89%) vRealize
8 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.70%) Puppet
9 6 (0.60%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.60%) QRadar
10 4 (0.40%) PTC Integrity
11 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.099%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.099%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.099%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 268 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 120 (11.93%) VMware
3 58 (5.77%) Oracle
4 53 (5.27%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (5.17%) Cisco
6 36 (3.58%) SAP
7 28 (2.78%) Citrix
8 26 (2.58%) Google
9 21 (2.09%) Databricks
9 21 (2.09%) MuleSoft
10 19 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.79%) IBM
12 17 (1.69%) HP
13 15 (1.49%) Hitachi
13 15 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.19%) Adobe
14 12 (1.19%) Juniper
14 12 (1.19%) Remedy
14 12 (1.19%) Xamarin
15 11 (1.09%) LogRhythm