Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Architect
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 69 70
Rank change year-on-year -24 +1 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 352 458 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.43% 4.19% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 4.32% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 280 368 378
South West median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +17.39% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the South West

Architect
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Architect in the South West

Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in the South West

Architect
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Bristol -46 127 £68,500 -8.67% 9
Wiltshire +18 80 £65,000 +19.27% 2
Somerset +2 57 £62,500 -3.85%
Gloucestershire -9 38 £65,000 - 6
Dorset -21 26 £67,500 -15.63% 2
Devon +26 13 £40,223 -1.90% 1
Cornwall +4 3 £75,000 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 115 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (31.53%) Finance
3 106 (30.11%) TOGAF
4 87 (24.72%) Java
5 61 (17.33%) Security Cleared
6 60 (17.05%) Presales
7 57 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (14.77%) SC Cleared
9 51 (14.49%) Windows
10 50 (14.20%) SOA
11 47 (13.35%) Project Management
11 47 (13.35%) .NET
11 47 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (13.07%) Microsoft
12 46 (13.07%) Enterprise Architecture
12 46 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (12.78%) Technical Architecture
14 42 (11.93%) Data Modelling
15 38 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (10.80%) SAP
15 38 (10.80%) Data Architecture
16 37 (10.51%) Degree
17 36 (10.23%) Oracle
18 35 (9.94%) ITIL
18 35 (9.94%) XML
18 35 (9.94%) VMware
18 35 (9.94%) Data Management
18 35 (9.94%) Big Data
19 34 (9.66%) Cisco
20 33 (9.38%) Linux

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (4.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.27%) Jetty
3 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.42%) Mule
5 4 (1.14%) SAS
6 3 (0.85%) JBoss
6 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Lawson
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (6.82%) SaaS
4 10 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.70%) Office 365
6 6 (1.70%) PaaS
7 5 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.42%) Serverless
8 3 (0.85%) IaaS
9 2 (0.57%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.10%) Wireless
2 21 (5.97%) Software-Defined Networking
3 10 (2.84%) Firewall
4 8 (2.27%) WAN
5 7 (1.99%) SAN
6 6 (1.70%) LAN
7 5 (1.42%) Skype
8 4 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.14%) VPN
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.85%) DNS
9 3 (0.85%) MPLS
9 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.57%) DHCP
10 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.57%) FabricPath
10 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.94%) Big Data
2 28 (7.95%) NoSQL
3 25 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.40%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.84%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.99%) Power BI
8 7 (1.99%) QlikView
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.42%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.85%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.57%) MySQL
13 1 (0.28%) DB2
13 1 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (2.27%) JUnit
2 7 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.85%) Selenium
5 2 (0.57%) Maven
5 2 (0.57%) NUnit
5 2 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) Moq
6 1 (0.28%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (31.53%) Finance
2 33 (9.38%) Retail
3 29 (8.24%) Manufacturing
4 27 (7.67%) Electronics
4 27 (7.67%) Telecoms
5 25 (7.10%) Marketing
6 13 (3.69%) Back Office
7 11 (3.13%) Banking
8 8 (2.27%) Legal
9 7 (1.99%) Billing
9 7 (1.99%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.35%) .NET
2 35 (9.94%) XML
3 32 (9.09%) Middleware
4 18 (5.11%) REST
4 18 (5.11%) SOAP
4 18 (5.11%) Spring
5 17 (4.83%) Web Services
6 14 (3.98%) J2EE
7 13 (3.69%) ActiveMQ
7 13 (3.69%) Apache Camel
7 13 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.41%) JSON
9 10 (2.84%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.84%) JSF
9 10 (2.84%) RESTful
10 9 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (2.56%) Java EE
11 8 (2.27%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 32 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 16 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.98%) Data Structures
4 14 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.84%) User Experience
6 9 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.99%) Replication
8 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.85%) CESG
10 3 (0.85%) Derivative
10 3 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.49%) Windows
2 33 (9.38%) Linux
3 15 (4.26%) Unix
4 6 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.42%) Android
6 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) HPUX
6 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.57%) AIX
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.11%) TOGAF
3 60 (17.05%) Presales
4 50 (14.20%) SOA
5 47 (13.35%) Project Management
6 46 (13.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 46 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (12.78%) Technical Architecture
8 42 (11.93%) Data Modelling
9 38 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (10.80%) Data Architecture
10 35 (9.94%) Data Management
10 35 (9.94%) ITIL
11 32 (9.09%) IT Strategy
12 31 (8.81%) Programme Management
12 31 (8.81%) UML
13 29 (8.24%) Open Source
14 27 (7.67%) Scrum
14 27 (7.67%) Service Management
14 27 (7.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (24.72%) Java
2 25 (7.10%) SQL
3 24 (6.82%) C#
4 13 (3.69%) C
5 12 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.41%) Python
6 7 (1.99%) C++
7 3 (0.85%) Ruby
8 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) Groovy
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.51%) Degree
4 33 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 22 (6.25%) CCNP
5 22 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.99%) CISSP
7 6 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.85%) SANS
9 3 (0.85%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.57%) CLAS
10 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
10 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.28%) CCA
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.41%) QA
2 10 (2.84%) COBIT
2 10 (2.84%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 9 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.27%) GDPR
5 7 (1.99%) GCP
6 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.42%) RMADS
8 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.42%) Docker
3 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.28%) vCloud
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) Xen
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.14%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.80%) SAP
3 36 (10.23%) Oracle
4 35 (9.94%) VMware
5 34 (9.66%) Cisco
6 15 (4.26%) IBM
7 9 (2.56%) HP
8 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.99%) Citrix
10 5 (1.42%) F5
11 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.14%) Infor
11 4 (1.14%) Remedy
11 4 (1.14%) Workday
12 3 (0.85%) 3PAR
12 3 (0.85%) Capita
12 3 (0.85%) Google
12 3 (0.85%) Juniper
12 3 (0.85%) Sybase
12 3 (0.85%) Tableau