Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 48 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,320 1,446 1,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.25% 5.03% 4.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.47% 5.22% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 968 1,060 972
South East median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% +1.38%

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 24,110 27,713 29,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,815 23,010 24,902
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +19 574 £75,000 - 81
Berkshire +20 359 £80,000 +3.90% 52
Hampshire -5 344 £65,000 -3.70% 75
Surrey -9 200 £80,000 +17.65% 32
Buckinghamshire +24 146 £67,500 - 15
West Sussex +6 125 £65,000 -7.14% 7
Oxfordshire -16 59 £80,000 +14.29% 14
East Sussex -20 38 £80,000 +6.67% 6
Kent +6 16 £78,750 -17.11% 6
Middlesex -3 7 £100,000 +11.11%
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
Home Counties -2 4 £80,000 +10.34%
Sussex -1 2 £75,000 -6.25%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 327 (24.77%) Azure
2 324 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (22.88%) TOGAF
4 300 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 261 (19.77%) Degree
6 232 (17.58%) AWS
7 227 (17.20%) Finance
8 205 (15.53%) Security Cleared
9 186 (14.09%) Technical Architecture
10 183 (13.86%) Enterprise Architecture
11 173 (13.11%) Data Centre
12 162 (12.27%) VMware
13 154 (11.67%) DevOps
14 150 (11.36%) Migration
15 144 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
16 142 (10.76%) IT Strategy
17 141 (10.68%) Presales
18 140 (10.61%) SC Cleared
19 139 (10.53%) Windows
19 139 (10.53%) Security Architecture
20 138 (10.45%) SQL Server
20 138 (10.45%) SAP
21 137 (10.38%) SQL
22 136 (10.30%) ITIL
23 134 (10.15%) Project Management
24 132 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
25 131 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
26 129 (9.77%) Retail
27 120 (9.09%) Linux
28 113 (8.56%) 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 83 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.67%) CMS
3 18 (1.36%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.29%) Confluence
5 16 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (0.98%) Apache
6 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.68%) IIS
8 9 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.53%) Drupal
10 6 (0.45%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.38%) Mule
11 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.38%) SugarCRM
11 5 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.38%) GNU Octave
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.06%) NetSuite
2 14 (1.06%) SAP CRM
3 12 (0.91%) SAP BPC
4 8 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.076%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 327 (24.77%) Azure
2 232 (17.58%) AWS
3 113 (8.56%) SaaS
4 68 (5.15%) PaaS
5 58 (4.39%) IaaS
6 52 (3.94%) Serverless
7 47 (3.56%) Office 365
8 44 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (2.95%) GCP
10 23 (1.74%) Power Platform
11 22 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (1.44%) Boomi
14 18 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
15 14 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.76%) Kong
17 9 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.27%) WAN
2 93 (7.05%) Firewall
3 83 (6.29%) LAN
4 48 (3.64%) VoIP
5 46 (3.48%) Internet
6 45 (3.41%) DNS
7 42 (3.18%) Network Security
8 35 (2.65%) SAN
9 34 (2.58%) VPN
10 33 (2.50%) Wireless
11 30 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (2.20%) PABX
13 26 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.89%) DHCP
14 25 (1.89%) Unified Communications
15 24 (1.82%) BGP
16 20 (1.52%) OSPF
17 19 (1.44%) MPLS
18 16 (1.21%) DAB
18 16 (1.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.79%) Big Data
3 37 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (2.65%) DB2
6 32 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.67%) Power BI
8 15 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (0.91%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.91%) Qlik Sense
10 12 (0.91%) QlikView
11 11 (0.83%) SAP HANA
12 10 (0.76%) Data Lake
12 10 (0.76%) MySQL
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.61%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 39 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 30 (2.27%) JIRA
3 29 (2.20%) MSI
4 22 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.61%) Maven
10 5 (0.38%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.30%) Subversion
12 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.23%) Mocha
12 3 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.23%) Selenium
12 3 (0.23%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.15%) JSUnit
13 2 (0.15%) NUnit
General
1 227 (17.20%) Finance
2 129 (9.77%) Retail
3 88 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 71 (5.38%) Legal
5 70 (5.30%) Marketing
6 61 (4.62%) Manufacturing
7 47 (3.56%) Public Sector
8 34 (2.58%) Banking
9 28 (2.12%) Military
10 24 (1.82%) German Language
10 24 (1.82%) Italian Language
11 15 (1.14%) Back Office
11 15 (1.14%) Electronics
12 11 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.76%) Local Government
14 8 (0.61%) Advertising
15 7 (0.53%) Billing
16 4 (0.30%) Publishing
17 3 (0.23%) Automotive
18 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (8.26%) .NET
2 50 (3.79%) RESTful
3 49 (3.71%) AngularJS
3 49 (3.71%) Web Services
4 41 (3.11%) Node.js
5 39 (2.95%) HTML
6 35 (2.65%) Kafka
7 30 (2.27%) REST
8 29 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
9 26 (1.97%) Middleware
10 23 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 21 (1.59%) React
12 20 (1.52%) .NET Core
13 19 (1.44%) CSS
14 18 (1.36%) OAuth
15 17 (1.29%) Spring
16 15 (1.14%) ASP.NET
16 15 (1.14%) OAuth2
16 15 (1.14%) XACML
17 14 (1.06%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 173 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 131 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.44%) Public Cloud
4 82 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.95%) User Experience
7 32 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 29 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (2.12%) PKI
10 23 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (1.74%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.21%) Clustering
13 16 (1.21%) CMDB
14 15 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 15 (1.14%) FMCG
15 14 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.53%) Windows
2 120 (9.09%) Linux
3 33 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.82%) Unix
5 20 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.36%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.68%) VMS
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) AIX
10 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.15%) zOS
12 1 (0.076%) Android
12 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (22.88%) TOGAF
3 186 (14.09%) Technical Architecture
4 183 (13.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 154 (11.67%) DevOps
6 150 (11.36%) Migration
7 144 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (10.76%) IT Strategy
9 141 (10.68%) Presales
10 139 (10.53%) Security Architecture
11 136 (10.30%) ITIL
12 134 (10.15%) Project Management
13 106 (8.03%) Cybersecurity
14 101 (7.65%) Data Architecture
15 99 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 97 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
16 97 (7.35%) Mentoring
16 97 (7.35%) Service Delivery
17 95 (7.20%) Analytics
18 91 (6.89%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 137 (10.38%) SQL
2 109 (8.26%) C#
3 108 (8.18%) Java
4 73 (5.53%) Python
5 61 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 45 (3.41%) C
7 44 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.35%) C++
9 20 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.29%) PHP
11 12 (0.91%) Perl
11 12 (0.91%) Ruby
12 11 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.68%) ABAP
14 6 (0.45%) Scala
15 5 (0.38%) ES6
15 5 (0.38%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.38%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 261 (19.77%) Degree
2 205 (15.53%) Security Cleared
3 140 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 98 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (5.68%) TOGAF Certification
6 55 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 50 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 49 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (3.64%) CCNA
9 48 (3.64%) CISSP
10 44 (3.33%) MCSE
11 40 (3.03%) CCIE
12 38 (2.88%) CISM
13 32 (2.42%) AWS Certification
14 30 (2.27%) CCNP
15 27 (2.05%) GIAC
16 23 (1.74%) CCDP
17 22 (1.67%) CREST Certified
18 21 (1.59%) CEH
19 18 (1.36%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.48%) NIST
2 40 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 34 (2.58%) GDPR
5 28 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (2.12%) QA
6 26 (1.97%) RMADS
7 25 (1.89%) Data Quality
8 18 (1.36%) COBIT
9 17 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (1.29%) SLA
10 15 (1.14%) JSP 440
10 15 (1.14%) NIST 800
11 12 (0.91%) GAMP
12 10 (0.76%) PMO
13 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.30%) GPG13
15 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
16 1 (0.076%) NCSC
System Software
1 132 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 40 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (1.89%) Docker
6 19 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.83%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.53%) vCloud
10 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.23%) Snort
12 3 (0.23%) XenApp
13 2 (0.15%) vSphere
13 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.076%) SRDF
14 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (2.27%) Kubernetes
1 30 (2.27%) SCCM
2 29 (2.20%) IBM BigFix
3 25 (1.89%) Ansible
4 23 (1.74%) vRealize
5 18 (1.36%) Terraform
6 14 (1.06%) Puppet
7 13 (0.98%) SCOM
7 13 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.38%) OpenView
11 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.38%) WSUS
12 4 (0.30%) Nagios
12 4 (0.30%) Nessus
12 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 300 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 162 (12.27%) VMware
3 138 (10.45%) SAP
4 112 (8.48%) Cisco
5 107 (8.11%) Oracle
6 74 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
7 64 (4.85%) IBM
8 52 (3.94%) Citrix
9 44 (3.33%) Juniper
10 39 (2.95%) Dell
11 37 (2.80%) EMC
11 37 (2.80%) Google
12 33 (2.50%) NetApp
13 29 (2.20%) Aruba
13 29 (2.20%) Workday
14 27 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.59%) F5
16 18 (1.36%) Brocade
16 18 (1.36%) MuleSoft
17 17 (1.29%) HP