Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 November 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 88 69
Rank change year-on-year +44 -19 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 616 358 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.08% 3.46% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 3.54% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 516 287 366
South West median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% +17.39%
10th Percentile £51,000 £43,819 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +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 9,775 10,114 10,630
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 97.68% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7,933 8,394 8,970
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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
Bristol +47 259 £70,000 +2.94% 42
Wiltshire +20 148 £65,000 - 35
Gloucestershire +48 73 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Dorset +4 39 £62,500 -7.41% 9
Somerset 0 26 £65,000 - 15
Devon +7 12 £62,500 +55.38% 6
Cornwall +3 5 £50,000 -33.33% 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 191 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 128 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 113 (18.34%) Security Cleared
5 113 (18.34%) Java
6 111 (18.02%) Finance
7 104 (16.88%) TOGAF
8 94 (15.26%) Marketing
9 92 (14.94%) Technical Architecture
10 91 (14.77%) Presales
11 84 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
12 79 (12.82%) Windows
13 77 (12.50%) Telecoms
14 74 (12.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 70 (11.36%) VMware
16 69 (11.20%) Scrum
17 64 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (10.39%) SC Cleared
18 61 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (9.74%) Linux
20 59 (9.58%) SOA
21 58 (9.42%) C#
21 58 (9.42%) .NET
21 58 (9.42%) Service Delivery
21 58 (9.42%) Data Protection
22 55 (8.93%) SQL
23 54 (8.77%) Microservices
24 53 (8.60%) DevOps
25 51 (8.28%) Problem-Solving

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 22 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 19 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (1.79%) Apache
5 10 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.30%) Confluence
7 6 (0.97%) CMS
8 5 (0.81%) JBoss
9 3 (0.49%) Captiva
9 3 (0.49%) Documentum
10 2 (0.32%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.32%) SAS
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.32%) Revit
4 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.65%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 168 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (4.87%) SaaS
5 23 (3.73%) IaaS
5 23 (3.73%) PaaS
6 21 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.60%) Serverless
8 13 (2.11%) GitHub
9 11 (1.79%) Azure Functions
10 10 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.30%) Office 365
12 5 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.95%) WAN
2 33 (5.36%) Firewall
3 30 (4.87%) Software-Defined Networking
4 27 (4.38%) VSAN
5 23 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (2.92%) LAN
6 18 (2.92%) Unified Communications
7 15 (2.44%) Wireless
8 14 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.95%) DNS
10 10 (1.62%) DHCP
11 9 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.14%) WLAN
13 6 (0.97%) Wireless Security
14 5 (0.81%) Network Security
14 5 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.65%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.65%) ZigBee
16 3 (0.49%) OSPF
16 3 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.95%) Big Data
2 40 (6.49%) Hadoop
3 33 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 26 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.92%) Data Lake
6 16 (2.60%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.44%) MySQL
8 14 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (1.30%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.46%) JIRA
5 7 (1.14%) ERwin
6 5 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.32%) Hudson
7 2 (0.32%) Selenium
7 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.16%) git-flow
8 1 (0.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (18.02%) Finance
2 94 (15.26%) Marketing
3 77 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 43 (6.98%) Electronics
5 40 (6.49%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.92%) Law
7 15 (2.44%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.79%) Military
9 7 (1.14%) Retail
10 5 (0.81%) Back Office
10 5 (0.81%) Billing
11 4 (0.65%) Automotive
11 4 (0.65%) Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (9.42%) .NET
2 34 (5.52%) Web Services
3 33 (5.36%) Node.js
4 31 (5.03%) HTML
5 29 (4.71%) AngularJS
5 29 (4.71%) HTML5
6 23 (3.73%) React
7 21 (3.41%) KnockoutJS
7 21 (3.41%) XML
8 19 (3.08%) REST
9 18 (2.92%) J2EE
10 16 (2.60%) Middleware
11 15 (2.44%) Spring
12 14 (2.27%) RESTful
13 13 (2.11%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.62%) CSS
15 9 (1.46%) Hibernate
15 9 (1.46%) Velocity
16 8 (1.30%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.01%) Hybrid Cloud
2 50 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.98%) Public Cloud
4 34 (5.52%) Virtual Team
5 29 (4.71%) Data Centre
6 26 (4.22%) User Experience
7 20 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.08%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.62%) PKI
11 9 (1.46%) Clustering
12 7 (1.14%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.97%) CESG
13 6 (0.97%) NHS
14 5 (0.81%) PMI
15 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.65%) EPoS
15 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.82%) Windows
2 60 (9.74%) Linux
3 32 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.41%) Windows 10
6 19 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.08%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.46%) CentOS
9 8 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.97%) Android
11 4 (0.65%) Unix
12 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (16.88%) TOGAF
3 92 (14.94%) Technical Architecture
4 91 (14.77%) Presales
5 84 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 69 (11.20%) Scrum
7 64 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (9.58%) SOA
9 58 (9.42%) Data Protection
9 58 (9.42%) Service Delivery
10 54 (8.77%) Microservices
11 53 (8.60%) DevOps
12 51 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (7.95%) Waterfall
14 46 (7.47%) MODAF
15 44 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
16 43 (6.98%) Project Management
16 43 (6.98%) Security Architecture
16 43 (6.98%) UML
17 39 (6.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.34%) Java
2 58 (9.42%) C#
3 55 (8.93%) SQL
4 38 (6.17%) C
5 37 (6.01%) PowerShell
6 30 (4.87%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.06%) Python
8 20 (3.25%) Scala
9 15 (2.44%) C++
10 9 (1.46%) PHP
11 4 (0.65%) PHP 7
11 4 (0.65%) Ruby
12 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.49%) VB
13 2 (0.32%) Java 8
13 2 (0.32%) R
14 1 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 113 (18.34%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 41 (6.66%) Degree
5 40 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (6.17%) MCSE
7 35 (5.68%) MCSA
8 25 (4.06%) AWS Certification
8 25 (4.06%) CISSP
9 21 (3.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 21 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
10 17 (2.76%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (2.11%) MCITP
11 13 (2.11%) RHCE
11 13 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.46%) CCNP
12 9 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.14%) CISM
14 6 (0.97%) CCIE
14 6 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.60%) RMADS
3 11 (1.79%) QA
4 7 (1.14%) HMG Infosec
4 7 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.65%) GDPR
7 3 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (7.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 33 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.87%) Docker
5 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.49%) Firmware
6 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (7.14%) vRealize
2 27 (4.38%) SCCM
3 23 (3.73%) SCOM
4 17 (2.76%) Ansible
5 10 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.46%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.65%) Puppet
7 4 (0.65%) Terraform
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.32%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.16%) SCSM
10 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 147 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 70 (11.36%) VMware
3 43 (6.98%) Cisco
3 43 (6.98%) SAP
4 41 (6.66%) Google
5 33 (5.36%) BT
6 24 (3.90%) Oracle
7 21 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.95%) Juniper
8 12 (1.95%) Teradata
9 11 (1.79%) F5
10 9 (1.46%) Informatica
11 8 (1.30%) Citrix
12 7 (1.14%) Riverbed
13 5 (0.81%) CA
13 5 (0.81%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.81%) Remedy
14 4 (0.65%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.65%) Cognos
14 4 (0.65%) Talend