Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 62 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,426 1,338 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.50% 4.46% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 4.60% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 957 1,072 1,515
South East median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £53,100 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% -

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 30,701 29,086 37,923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.94% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,587 24,280 32,275
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 -18 557 £72,500 +7.41% 67
Berkshire -16 378 £72,500 +3.57% 36
Hampshire +40 344 £68,750 +3.73% 34
Surrey +8 293 £72,500 +3.57% 35
Oxfordshire -11 107 £72,250 +11.15% 23
East Sussex -3 101 £62,500 -3.85% 7
West Sussex -14 69 £60,000 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -43 65 £66,250 +1.92% 8
Kent -31 22 £75,000 -6.25% 2
Sussex -10 20 £80,000 +23.08%
Middlesex +4 4 £73,750 -7.81% 4
Home Counties - 1 £95,000 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 383 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (25.67%) Microsoft
3 320 (22.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 272 (19.07%) Finance
5 237 (16.62%) Degree
6 230 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
7 225 (15.78%) SQL Server
8 213 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 205 (14.38%) TOGAF
10 202 (14.17%) Java
11 194 (13.60%) VMware
12 183 (12.83%) Migration
13 181 (12.69%) SOA
14 170 (11.92%) Windows
15 168 (11.78%) Security Cleared
16 163 (11.43%) SQL
17 159 (11.15%) WAN
18 156 (10.94%) Mentoring
19 155 (10.87%) ITIL
20 146 (10.24%) Oracle
20 146 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
21 144 (10.10%) Linux
21 144 (10.10%) Active Directory
22 143 (10.03%) IT Strategy
23 140 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
24 138 (9.68%) SAP
24 138 (9.68%) Firewall
24 138 (9.68%) Presales
25 132 (9.26%) Data Modelling
25 132 (9.26%) DevOps

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 37 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 35 (2.45%) IIS
4 32 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 23 (1.61%) Apache
6 23 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 18 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.12%) SAS
9 14 (0.98%) JBoss
10 13 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.91%) NetWeaver
10 13 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.77%) CloudStack
11 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.70%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (0.56%) InVision
1 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.070%) InDesign
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.75%) SAP Hybris
2 23 (1.61%) SAP ERP
3 18 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.98%) SAP CRM
4 14 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.56%) SAP FS
7 4 (0.28%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 4 (0.28%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.21%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.070%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 320 (22.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (6.66%) IaaS
4 94 (6.59%) PaaS
5 68 (4.77%) SaaS
6 46 (3.23%) Office 365
7 44 (3.09%) IBM Cloud
8 41 (2.88%) Bluemix
9 18 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.19%) Slack
11 16 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.77%) Serverless
14 9 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.56%) Sage Pay
16 7 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
17 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
18 5 (0.35%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 159 (11.15%) WAN
2 138 (9.68%) Firewall
3 130 (9.12%) LAN
4 79 (5.54%) DNS
5 73 (5.12%) Network Security
6 69 (4.84%) SAN
7 67 (4.70%) DHCP
8 65 (4.56%) VPN
9 45 (3.16%) Wireless
10 44 (3.09%) MPLS
11 43 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (2.88%) SSL
13 39 (2.73%) Internet
14 37 (2.59%) TCP/IP
15 33 (2.31%) OSPF
16 31 (2.17%) BGP
17 30 (2.10%) VLAN
18 29 (2.03%) Ethernet
19 26 (1.82%) HTTP
20 24 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 132 (9.26%) Big Data
3 62 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 59 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (4.07%) Hadoop
6 32 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.89%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
10 22 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.12%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.12%) MySQL
13 15 (1.05%) DB2
14 14 (0.98%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 61 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 29 (2.03%) JIRA
5 28 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 27 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 23 (1.61%) Maven
8 19 (1.33%) JUnit
8 19 (1.33%) Selenium
9 11 (0.77%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.77%) GitLab
10 9 (0.63%) Axure RP
10 9 (0.63%) Subversion
11 6 (0.42%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.42%) Gradle
11 6 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.35%) Ant
12 5 (0.35%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 272 (19.07%) Finance
2 83 (5.82%) Manufacturing
3 73 (5.12%) Publishing
4 65 (4.56%) Marketing
5 61 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 60 (4.21%) Retail
7 38 (2.66%) Banking
8 24 (1.68%) Military
9 20 (1.40%) Legal
10 18 (1.26%) Billing
11 11 (0.77%) German Language
11 11 (0.77%) Italian Language
12 10 (0.70%) Advertising
13 9 (0.63%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Electronics
15 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.35%) Games
15 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.84%) Middleware
2 125 (8.77%) .NET
3 106 (7.43%) Web Services
4 99 (6.94%) HTML
5 81 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 67 (4.70%) Spring
7 64 (4.49%) J2EE
8 60 (4.21%) CSS
8 60 (4.21%) XML
9 55 (3.86%) REST
10 48 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 46 (3.23%) JSON
12 45 (3.16%) XSLT
13 44 (3.09%) ASP.NET
14 42 (2.95%) .NET Framework
15 39 (2.73%) Kafka
16 35 (2.45%) SOAP
17 31 (2.17%) Hibernate
18 25 (1.75%) HTML5
19 23 (1.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 81 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (4.70%) Public Cloud
5 60 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 53 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 48 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 45 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (2.31%) Clustering
9 33 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.96%) Mainframe
11 26 (1.82%) User Experience
12 25 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 24 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.47%) Cloud Native
15 20 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
16 19 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
17 16 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (1.12%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 170 (11.92%) Windows
2 144 (10.10%) Linux
3 89 (6.24%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.33%) Unix
7 14 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.84%) CentOS
9 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.49%) Solaris
10 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.42%) DC/OS
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.28%) Android
13 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.21%) SUSE
14 3 (0.21%) zOS
15 2 (0.14%) AIX
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
3 205 (14.38%) TOGAF
4 183 (12.83%) Migration
5 181 (12.69%) SOA
6 156 (10.94%) Mentoring
7 155 (10.87%) ITIL
8 143 (10.03%) IT Strategy
9 140 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (9.68%) Presales
11 132 (9.26%) Data Modelling
11 132 (9.26%) DevOps
12 112 (7.85%) Microservices
13 109 (7.64%) Analytics
14 106 (7.43%) SDLC
15 102 (7.15%) Project Management
16 100 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
17 98 (6.87%) MVC
18 97 (6.80%) Scrum
19 91 (6.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 202 (14.17%) Java
2 163 (11.43%) SQL
3 127 (8.91%) JavaScript
4 125 (8.77%) C#
5 95 (6.66%) PowerShell
6 89 (6.24%) Python
7 54 (3.79%) C++
8 33 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.17%) C
10 20 (1.40%) Java 8
10 20 (1.40%) Perl
11 19 (1.33%) PHP
12 18 (1.26%) Go
13 17 (1.19%) Ruby
14 15 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.70%) Scala
17 6 (0.42%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.42%) R
17 6 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 237 (16.62%) Degree
2 168 (11.78%) Security Cleared
3 120 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (8.27%) SC Cleared
5 97 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 89 (6.24%) MCSE
7 65 (4.56%) CCIE
8 60 (4.21%) CCDP
9 55 (3.86%) CCNP
10 49 (3.44%) CISSP
11 38 (2.66%) CCNA
12 37 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (2.45%) DV Cleared
14 30 (2.10%) JNCIP
15 22 (1.54%) CISM
16 21 (1.47%) CCSE
16 21 (1.47%) IISP
16 21 (1.47%) ISSAP
16 21 (1.47%) MBA
16 21 (1.47%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (3.23%) QA
3 22 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.33%) GDPR
5 17 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 15 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.77%) PA-DSS
9 10 (0.70%) COBIT
10 7 (0.49%) PMO
11 6 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.35%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.21%) SLA
14 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.14%) PSD2
14 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.070%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 146 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (10.10%) Active Directory
3 104 (7.29%) Hyper-V
4 75 (5.26%) Docker
5 52 (3.65%) vSphere
6 46 (3.23%) VMware NSX
7 33 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 19 (1.33%) NFS
11 8 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.28%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) XenApp
13 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 61 (4.28%) Ansible
2 52 (3.65%) Puppet
2 52 (3.65%) SCCM
3 44 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (3.02%) Kubernetes
4 43 (3.02%) SCOM
5 31 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (1.40%) QRadar
8 17 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (0.91%) CASB
10 12 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
10 12 (0.84%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.77%) logstash
11 11 (0.77%) Rancher
12 10 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.70%) Terraform
13 7 (0.49%) Packer
13 7 (0.49%) vRealize
14 6 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 366 (25.67%) Microsoft
2 194 (13.60%) VMware
3 146 (10.24%) Oracle
4 138 (9.68%) SAP
5 124 (8.70%) Cisco
6 73 (5.12%) IBM
6 73 (5.12%) Juniper
7 68 (4.77%) HP
8 49 (3.44%) 3PAR
9 48 (3.37%) F5
10 47 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 42 (2.95%) Google
12 39 (2.73%) Citrix
13 36 (2.52%) Fortinet
14 33 (2.31%) hybris
14 33 (2.31%) Palo Alto
14 33 (2.31%) Splunk
15 31 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
16 28 (1.96%) Red Hat
17 25 (1.75%) LogRhythm