Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 68 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 78 46 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.92% 3.24% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 3.30% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 62 48 67
South Wales median annual salary £65,000 £54,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.37% -6.09% +6.98%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,227 £38,585
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £68,750
Wales median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% - +6.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,535 1,392 2,097
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 98.10% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,285 1,240 1,884
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in South Wales.

Salary trend for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Cardiff +5 48 £67,500 +17.39% 11
Newport +14 23 £53,750 +2.38% 4
Torfaen - 7 £66,150 - 3
Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) Java
3 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (21.79%) Microservices
5 16 (20.51%) Spring
6 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 14 (17.95%) NoSQL
8 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 13 (16.67%) Project Management
8 13 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (15.38%) Finance
9 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (12.82%) Advertising
10 10 (12.82%) DevOps
11 9 (11.54%) Spring Boot
11 9 (11.54%) Process Improvement
11 9 (11.54%) WPA
11 9 (11.54%) Process Management
11 9 (11.54%) Six Sigma
11 9 (11.54%) SQL
12 8 (10.26%) Degree
12 8 (10.26%) Cloud Native
12 8 (10.26%) Appian
12 8 (10.26%) Kafka
12 8 (10.26%) Robotic Process Automation
13 7 (8.97%) Docker
13 7 (8.97%) Coaching
13 7 (8.97%) Big Data

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (10.26%) Appian
2 6 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.97%) PaaS
4 6 (7.69%) IaaS
5 5 (6.41%) SaaS
6 4 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (5.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) WPA
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.97%) Big Data
5 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Cloudant
6 2 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Spring
2 9 (11.54%) Spring Boot
3 8 (10.26%) Kafka
4 6 (7.69%) .NET
4 6 (7.69%) RxJava
5 5 (6.41%) Web Services
6 4 (5.13%) JSON
6 4 (5.13%) Swagger
6 4 (5.13%) YAML
7 3 (3.85%) Node.js
8 2 (2.56%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.56%) LAMP
8 2 (2.56%) SOAP
8 2 (2.56%) Zuul
9 1 (1.28%) OpenGL
9 1 (1.28%) REST
9 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Cloud Native
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.13%) BBC
4 4 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Robotics
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.56%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.56%) Fintech
6 2 (2.56%) Frameworx
6 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) TM Forum
7 1 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) Microservices
3 13 (16.67%) Project Management
3 13 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 10 (12.82%) DevOps
5 9 (11.54%) Process Improvement
5 9 (11.54%) Process Management
5 9 (11.54%) Six Sigma
6 8 (10.26%) Robotic Process Automation
7 7 (8.97%) Coaching
7 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
7 7 (8.97%) Product Management
8 6 (7.69%) Analytics
8 6 (7.69%) Functional Programming
9 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.41%) Information Management
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL
9 5 (6.41%) UML
9 5 (6.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) Java
2 9 (11.54%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) Java 8
4 5 (6.41%) Delphi
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.13%) Ruby
6 3 (3.85%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) Go
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.56%) CISSP
4 2 (2.56%) MCP
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CCNP
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 4 (5.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) IBM
3 4 (5.13%) Google
4 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.56%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) Kofax
5 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.28%) McAfee