Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 41 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 939 709 1,259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.74% 5.93% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 6.20% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 605 533 914
10th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £80,000 £78,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +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 15,297 11,430 25,454
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.67% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,183 9,441 21,091
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -7 406 £75,000 - 88
Berkshire +11 335 £77,500 - 48
Hampshire -17 238 £70,000 +3.70% 38
Surrey -20 106 £70,000 -9.68% 30
West Sussex +9 102 £80,000 +14.29% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 56 £70,000 - 33
East Sussex -27 34 £77,500 +14.81%
Oxfordshire -63 16 £72,500 -2.03% 7
Kent -21 11 £80,000 +6.67% 5
M4 Corridor - 9 £65,000 -
Sussex -7 1 £70,000 -22.22%
Middlesex - 1 £72,500 -
Home Counties - 1 £110,000 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 322 (34.29%) Azure
2 305 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (24.49%) Social Skills
4 218 (23.22%) AWS
5 200 (21.30%) Finance
6 196 (20.87%) Microsoft
7 165 (17.57%) .NET
8 163 (17.36%) DevOps
9 153 (16.29%) Security Cleared
9 153 (16.29%) TOGAF
10 151 (16.08%) Microservices
11 150 (15.97%) Java
12 131 (13.95%) SC Cleared
13 126 (13.42%) SQL Server
14 125 (13.31%) Presales
15 120 (12.78%) SQL
16 117 (12.46%) C#
17 101 (10.76%) Windows
17 101 (10.76%) Linux
18 98 (10.44%) Enterprise Architecture
19 96 (10.22%) Degree
20 90 (9.58%) JavaScript
21 88 (9.37%) ITIL
21 88 (9.37%) VMware
21 88 (9.37%) Cybersecurity
21 88 (9.37%) PaaS
22 82 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
23 81 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
24 80 (8.52%) Ansible
25 77 (8.20%) SaaS

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 31 (3.30%) CMS
2 30 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 24 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.24%) EPiServer
5 15 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 14 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.85%) Apache
8 8 (0.85%) GemFire
8 8 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.53%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.32%) IIS
11 3 (0.32%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.21%) nginx
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) SAP BRIM
4 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.32%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.32%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP EM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 322 (34.29%) Azure
2 218 (23.22%) AWS
3 88 (9.37%) PaaS
4 77 (8.20%) SaaS
5 76 (8.09%) IaaS
6 45 (4.79%) Microsoft 365
7 34 (3.62%) GCP
8 28 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (2.13%) Power Platform
11 19 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (1.70%) GitHub
13 15 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
14 14 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (1.38%) Serverless
16 11 (1.17%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.06%) Azure Logic Apps
18 9 (0.96%) Azure Stack
19 8 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.69%) Firewall
2 26 (2.77%) WAN
3 21 (2.24%) LAN
3 21 (2.24%) Network Security
4 17 (1.81%) SSH
5 14 (1.49%) BGP
5 14 (1.49%) MPLS
6 12 (1.28%) DNS
7 10 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.85%) OSPF
9 8 (0.85%) SAN
9 8 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.64%) VSAN
11 5 (0.53%) Internet
11 5 (0.53%) VPN
12 4 (0.43%) 5G
12 4 (0.43%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.43%) VoIP
12 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 30 (3.19%) Big Data
3 30 (3.19%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.98%) Data Lake
6 25 (2.66%) MariaDB
7 22 (2.34%) HBase
8 20 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.92%) MySQL
10 15 (1.60%) Blockchain
10 15 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.38%) Metadata
12 11 (1.17%) Redis
13 9 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.60%) Grunt
3 15 (1.60%) gulp
3 15 (1.60%) webpack
4 14 (1.49%) JIRA
5 12 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.96%) Gradle
6 9 (0.96%) JUnit
6 9 (0.96%) Mockito
7 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.85%) Cypress.io
7 8 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.85%) IntelliJ
7 8 (0.85%) Protractor
7 8 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (0.85%) Storybook
8 7 (0.75%) GitLab
8 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 230 (24.49%) Social Skills
2 200 (21.30%) Finance
3 74 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (6.39%) Presentation Skills
5 53 (5.64%) Banking
6 47 (5.01%) Telecoms
7 43 (4.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 42 (4.47%) Public Sector
9 38 (4.05%) Marketing
10 37 (3.94%) Military
11 33 (3.51%) Law
12 27 (2.88%) Police
13 24 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
14 23 (2.45%) Automotive
15 22 (2.34%) Advertising
16 18 (1.92%) Retail
17 14 (1.49%) Electronics
17 14 (1.49%) Manufacturing
18 11 (1.17%) Aerospace
18 11 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (17.57%) .NET
2 65 (6.92%) AngularJS
3 63 (6.71%) React
4 51 (5.43%) .NET Core
5 49 (5.22%) ASP.NET
6 46 (4.90%) Node.js
7 45 (4.79%) REST
8 41 (4.37%) Web Services
9 39 (4.15%) Middleware
10 37 (3.94%) RESTful
11 36 (3.83%) CSS
11 36 (3.83%) Kafka
12 32 (3.41%) HTML
13 30 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (3.09%) Spring
15 23 (2.45%) HTML5
15 23 (2.45%) Vue.js
16 18 (1.92%) ASP.NET Core
17 17 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (1.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.50%) Public Cloud
2 57 (6.07%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.32%) Cloud Native
3 50 (5.32%) User Experience
4 47 (5.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 32 (3.41%) Virtual Team
6 30 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.88%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.24%) Robotics
9 19 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.81%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.06%) PKI
13 10 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
14 8 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.76%) Linux
1 101 (10.76%) Windows
2 40 (4.26%) Unix
3 30 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.45%) Debian
6 20 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.02%) CentOS
7 19 (2.02%) Ubuntu
7 19 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.38%) Android
9 8 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (17.36%) DevOps
3 153 (16.29%) TOGAF
4 151 (16.08%) Microservices
5 125 (13.31%) Presales
6 98 (10.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 88 (9.37%) Cybersecurity
7 88 (9.37%) ITIL
8 82 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (8.20%) Scrum
11 73 (7.77%) Software Architecture
11 73 (7.77%) Technical Leadership
12 69 (7.35%) Migration
13 68 (7.24%) Software Engineering
14 66 (7.03%) SOA
15 65 (6.92%) Strategic Roadmap
16 64 (6.82%) Data Architecture
17 63 (6.71%) IT Strategy
17 63 (6.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 150 (15.97%) Java
2 120 (12.78%) SQL
3 117 (12.46%) C#
4 90 (9.58%) JavaScript
5 50 (5.32%) Python
6 38 (4.05%) C
7 26 (2.77%) C++
8 22 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.34%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 19 (2.02%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.70%) PHP
14 15 (1.60%) Groovy
15 9 (0.96%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.96%) ES6
16 7 (0.75%) Go
17 2 (0.21%) Java 8
18 1 (0.11%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 153 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 131 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 96 (10.22%) Degree
4 39 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (4.15%) TOGAF Certification
5 31 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.98%) CISSP
7 26 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (2.13%) CCNA
9 13 (1.38%) AWS Certification
10 12 (1.28%) CISM
11 11 (1.17%) CCIE
11 11 (1.17%) MCSE
12 10 (1.06%) CCNP
13 9 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (0.96%) OCP
13 9 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.64%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.19%) NIST
1 30 (3.19%) QA
2 29 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 16 (1.70%) GDPR
6 11 (1.17%) COBIT
6 11 (1.17%) NCSC
7 10 (1.06%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.53%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.53%) RMADS
9 5 (0.53%) SOC 2
10 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.43%) SLA
11 3 (0.32%) GPG13
12 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 71 (7.56%) Docker
2 68 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.22%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.28%) VMware NSX
5 11 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.85%) HDFS
9 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.43%) NFS
10 4 (0.43%) vSphere
11 3 (0.32%) KVM
11 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 80 (8.52%) Ansible
2 72 (7.67%) Kubernetes
3 60 (6.39%) Terraform
4 21 (2.24%) SCCM
5 16 (1.70%) SCOM
6 13 (1.38%) OpenView
7 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.06%) OVSD
9 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.96%) Puppet
9 9 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.85%) vRealize
11 7 (0.75%) CASB
12 6 (0.64%) QRadar
13 5 (0.53%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.53%) Grafana
13 5 (0.53%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 3 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 196 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.37%) VMware
3 68 (7.24%) Oracle
4 45 (4.79%) Cisco
5 31 (3.30%) Google
6 28 (2.98%) SAP
7 20 (2.13%) Xamarin
8 19 (2.02%) IBM
8 19 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.81%) HP
10 16 (1.70%) Juniper
11 15 (1.60%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.28%) F5
12 12 (1.28%) Remedy
13 11 (1.17%) BMC
13 11 (1.17%) LogRhythm
14 10 (1.06%) Hitachi
14 10 (1.06%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.06%) Splunk
15 9 (0.96%) Red Hat