Period
to 23 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 37 58
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 668 1,115 1,204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.24% 5.71% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.97% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 470 817 848
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +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 12,011 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -10 249 £75,000 - 77
Berkshire -9 207 £75,000 -3.23% 48
Hampshire +1 204 £70,000 +7.69% 45
West Sussex +10 81 £80,000 +10.34% 11
Surrey -34 76 £77,500 -1.27% 19
East Sussex +14 34 £87,500 +18.64% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 23 £66,250 -5.36% 24
Oxfordshire -13 22 £72,500 -3.33% 5
M4 Corridor - 10 £65,000 -
Kent +15 7 £80,000 -33.33% 3
Home Counties -3 1 £65,000 -
Sussex -15 1 £70,000 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 231 (34.58%) Azure
2 219 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (21.11%) AWS
4 133 (19.91%) Microsoft
5 114 (17.07%) Security Cleared
6 106 (15.87%) TOGAF
7 98 (14.67%) Finance
8 94 (14.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 84 (12.57%) DevOps
10 82 (12.28%) SC Cleared
11 81 (12.13%) .NET
12 78 (11.68%) Java
13 71 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 70 (10.48%) Microservices
15 69 (10.33%) SQL Server
16 68 (10.18%) Degree
17 66 (9.88%) SQL
18 64 (9.58%) Windows
19 63 (9.43%) Presales
20 62 (9.28%) Oracle
20 62 (9.28%) C#
21 58 (8.68%) Linux
22 56 (8.38%) Strategic Roadmap
23 55 (8.23%) IT Strategy
23 55 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
24 54 (8.08%) VMware
25 53 (7.93%) ITIL
26 51 (7.63%) Public Cloud
27 50 (7.49%) Technical Leadership
27 50 (7.49%) Migration

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 16 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (1.65%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.90%) Apache
5 6 (0.90%) Camunda
5 6 (0.90%) GemFire
5 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.60%) CMS
7 4 (0.60%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.60%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.30%) IIS
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Infor M3
2 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.30%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 231 (34.58%) Azure
2 141 (21.11%) AWS
3 36 (5.39%) Microsoft 365
3 36 (5.39%) SaaS
4 35 (5.24%) PaaS
5 34 (5.09%) IaaS
6 27 (4.04%) GCP
7 20 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (2.54%) Azure Data Factory
9 14 (2.10%) Serverless
10 13 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.95%) GitHub
11 11 (1.65%) Power Platform
12 10 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.50%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.29%) Firewall
2 19 (2.84%) WAN
3 14 (2.10%) Network Security
4 13 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.80%) DNS
5 12 (1.80%) MPLS
6 10 (1.50%) LAN
6 10 (1.50%) VPN
7 8 (1.20%) BGP
7 8 (1.20%) Internet
8 7 (1.05%) SD-WAN
8 7 (1.05%) SSL
9 6 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.90%) DHCP
9 6 (0.90%) SAN
9 6 (0.90%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.90%) VSAN
10 4 (0.60%) HTTP
10 4 (0.60%) NAS
10 4 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (2.99%) Data Lake
4 18 (2.69%) MySQL
5 17 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.40%) Big Data
6 16 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.65%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.05%) Redis
12 6 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.90%) HBase
12 6 (0.90%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.75%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.75%) Power BI
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.10%) JIRA
4 7 (1.05%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.05%) Grunt
4 7 (1.05%) gulp
4 7 (1.05%) JUnit
4 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.05%) webpack
5 6 (0.90%) Cypress.io
5 6 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.90%) Gradle
5 6 (0.90%) IntelliJ
5 6 (0.90%) Mockito
5 6 (0.90%) Protractor
5 6 (0.90%) Robot Framework
5 6 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.90%) Storybook
6 5 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 98 (14.67%) Finance
2 42 (6.29%) Marketing
3 41 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.19%) Public Sector
5 26 (3.89%) Military
6 21 (3.14%) Retail
7 19 (2.84%) Automotive
8 16 (2.40%) Advertising
9 13 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.65%) Banking
10 11 (1.65%) Law
11 9 (1.35%) Electronics
12 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.75%) Legal
14 4 (0.60%) Back Office
15 3 (0.45%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Billing
16 2 (0.30%) French Language
16 2 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.13%) .NET
2 40 (5.99%) React
3 39 (5.84%) Node.js
4 33 (4.94%) AngularJS
5 27 (4.04%) REST
6 26 (3.89%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.59%) .NET Core
8 21 (3.14%) CSS
8 21 (3.14%) RESTful
9 15 (2.25%) Web Services
10 14 (2.10%) Middleware
11 13 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (1.95%) HTML
11 13 (1.95%) Kafka
12 11 (1.65%) JSON
13 10 (1.50%) Express
13 10 (1.50%) Spring
14 9 (1.35%) SAML
14 9 (1.35%) Vue.js
15 8 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.63%) Public Cloud
2 49 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.84%) User Experience
4 34 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.69%) Cloud Native
5 18 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.10%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.50%) CESG
10 9 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.05%) PKI
12 7 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.90%) Internet of Things
13 6 (0.90%) Life Science
13 6 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.58%) Windows
2 58 (8.68%) Linux
3 36 (5.39%) Unix
4 16 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.90%) Android
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) Solaris
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.15%) MVS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (15.87%) TOGAF
3 94 (14.07%) Enterprise Architecture
4 84 (12.57%) DevOps
5 71 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (10.48%) Microservices
7 63 (9.43%) Presales
8 56 (8.38%) Strategic Roadmap
9 55 (8.23%) IT Strategy
9 55 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (7.93%) ITIL
11 50 (7.49%) Migration
11 50 (7.49%) Technical Leadership
12 45 (6.74%) Computer Science
12 45 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (6.44%) Analytics
14 42 (6.29%) Infrastructure as Code
14 42 (6.29%) Requirements Gathering
15 38 (5.69%) Technology Roadmap
16 37 (5.54%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.68%) Java
2 66 (9.88%) SQL
3 62 (9.28%) C#
4 49 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.54%) C
6 20 (2.99%) Python
7 17 (2.54%) PHP
8 12 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.20%) ES6
12 8 (1.20%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.05%) C++
13 7 (1.05%) Groovy
14 5 (0.75%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.45%) Go
16 1 (0.15%) Java 8
16 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 68 (10.18%) Degree
4 29 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (4.34%) DV Cleared
5 28 (4.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 21 (3.14%) CISSP
7 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.95%) CCNA
9 12 (1.80%) CCIE
10 11 (1.65%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.50%) CCNP
11 10 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.50%) MCSE
12 6 (0.90%) CISM
12 6 (0.90%) JNCIE
12 6 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.90%) OCP
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.69%) NIST
2 27 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.59%) NCSC
4 22 (3.29%) QA
5 20 (2.99%) GDPR
6 18 (2.69%) PCI DSS
7 14 (2.10%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.90%) GAMP
10 6 (0.90%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.75%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.75%) SOC 2
12 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.45%) RMADS
14 1 (0.15%) COBIT
14 1 (0.15%) HL7
14 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 44 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.79%) Docker
4 10 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.90%) HDFS
6 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.60%) KVM
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.45%) vSphere
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (6.44%) Kubernetes
2 36 (5.39%) Ansible
3 31 (4.64%) Terraform
4 15 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.65%) Puppet
6 7 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.05%) SCCM
7 6 (0.90%) CASB
7 6 (0.90%) Salt
8 5 (0.75%) Grafana
8 5 (0.75%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.75%) SCOM
9 4 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.45%) OpenView
11 2 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.15%) Kibana
12 1 (0.15%) QRadar
12 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 133 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.28%) Oracle
3 54 (8.08%) VMware
4 37 (5.54%) Cisco
5 25 (3.74%) Google
6 23 (3.44%) SAP
7 20 (2.99%) Juniper
8 16 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.95%) IBM
10 9 (1.35%) F5
10 9 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.20%) Arista
11 8 (1.20%) EMC
11 8 (1.20%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.05%) Databricks
12 7 (1.05%) HP
13 6 (0.90%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.90%) Dell
13 6 (0.90%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.90%) Okta