Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 68 83
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 265 440 399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.54% 4.51% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.74% 4.66% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 234 379 371
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,500 £88,250
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.90%

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 5,585 9,436 10,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.73% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,544 7,498 8,642
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the South West.

Salary trend for Architect in the South West

Architect
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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
Gloucestershire +48 84 £75,000 +7.14% 6
Bristol -14 59 £60,000 -11.11% 6
Wiltshire -14 58 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Dorset +43 23 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Somerset -11 21 £52,500 -1.32% 2
Devon +19 15 £52,250 -5.00% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 95 (35.85%) AWS
2 94 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (33.58%) Azure
4 62 (23.40%) Finance
5 60 (22.64%) Security Cleared
6 49 (18.49%) Microsoft
7 48 (18.11%) IT Strategy
8 46 (17.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 43 (16.23%) SaaS
10 42 (15.85%) Project Delivery
11 38 (14.34%) DevOps
11 38 (14.34%) Service Management
12 37 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (13.21%) Oracle
13 35 (13.21%) Windows
13 35 (13.21%) Docker
13 35 (13.21%) Technical Leadership
14 33 (12.45%) DV Cleared
15 32 (12.08%) SC Cleared
15 32 (12.08%) Linux
15 32 (12.08%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (12.08%) Microservices
16 31 (11.70%) Technical Architecture
17 30 (11.32%) ITIL
17 30 (11.32%) Active Directory
18 29 (10.94%) VMware
18 29 (10.94%) Customer Requirements
19 28 (10.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 28 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
19 28 (10.57%) .NET

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 (6.42%) Confluence
2 15 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.53%) Drupal
4 11 (4.15%) CMS
5 9 (3.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (3.40%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.51%) Apache
7 4 (1.51%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 95 (35.85%) AWS
2 89 (33.58%) Azure
3 43 (16.23%) SaaS
4 24 (9.06%) PaaS
5 22 (8.30%) Office 365
6 21 (7.92%) IaaS
7 16 (6.04%) GCP
8 13 (4.91%) OpenShift
9 10 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.51%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.13%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (1.13%) AWS Fargate
12 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.13%) iPaaS
12 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.66%) Internet
2 14 (5.28%) Network Security
3 12 (4.53%) DMZ
3 12 (4.53%) DNS
4 7 (2.64%) Firewall
5 6 (2.26%) VPN
6 4 (1.51%) LAN
7 3 (1.13%) MPLS
7 3 (1.13%) SAN
7 3 (1.13%) Wireless
8 2 (0.75%) ADSL
8 2 (0.75%) ISDN
8 2 (0.75%) Skype
8 2 (0.75%) VSAN
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.55%) Big Data
3 19 (7.17%) MySQL
4 11 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.13%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.75%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.75%) Power BI
10 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (8.30%) JIRA
2 17 (6.42%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.38%) Ant
6 1 (0.38%) ERwin
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 62 (23.40%) Finance
2 20 (7.55%) Legal
2 20 (7.55%) Retail
3 15 (5.66%) Automotive
4 9 (3.40%) Marketing
5 7 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.13%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.57%) .NET
2 9 (3.40%) Web Services
3 7 (2.64%) Node.js
4 6 (2.26%) CSS
4 6 (2.26%) HTML
4 6 (2.26%) React
4 6 (2.26%) REST
4 6 (2.26%) SOAP
4 6 (2.26%) Visualforce
5 5 (1.89%) GraphQL
6 4 (1.51%) SAML
7 3 (1.13%) EDI
8 2 (0.75%) MDX
8 2 (0.75%) OAuth
8 2 (0.75%) OpenID
8 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.38%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.38%) LDAP
9 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.04%) Cloud Native
5 14 (5.28%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.91%) Cyberattack
7 10 (3.77%) PKI
8 8 (3.02%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.64%) CESG
9 7 (2.64%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.89%) User Experience
11 4 (1.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.21%) Windows
2 32 (12.08%) Linux
3 21 (7.92%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.89%) Android
4 5 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.13%) CentOS
6 3 (1.13%) Debian
6 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) Unix
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.11%) IT Strategy
3 46 (17.36%) Enterprise Architecture
4 42 (15.85%) Project Delivery
5 38 (14.34%) DevOps
5 38 (14.34%) Service Management
6 37 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (13.21%) Technical Leadership
8 32 (12.08%) Microservices
9 31 (11.70%) Technical Architecture
10 30 (11.32%) ITIL
11 29 (10.94%) Customer Requirements
12 28 (10.57%) Architecture Roadmap
12 28 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
12 28 (10.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 27 (10.19%) CRM
14 26 (9.81%) Machine Learning
15 24 (9.06%) TOGAF
16 23 (8.68%) Analytics
16 23 (8.68%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.06%) Python
2 22 (8.30%) C#
3 21 (7.92%) Java
4 18 (6.79%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.02%) SQL
7 7 (2.64%) Apex Code
8 6 (2.26%) Scala
9 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.51%) C
10 4 (1.51%) PHP
10 4 (1.51%) Ruby
10 4 (1.51%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.13%) C++
12 2 (0.75%) Delphi
12 2 (0.75%) R
12 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 60 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.45%) DV Cleared
3 32 (12.08%) SC Cleared
4 23 (8.68%) Degree
5 9 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (3.02%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.26%) CCNA
8 6 (2.26%) CISSP
8 6 (2.26%) MCSE
9 5 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.51%) MCP
11 3 (1.13%) CCIE
11 3 (1.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.13%) RHCE
12 2 (0.75%) CISA
12 2 (0.75%) CISM
12 2 (0.75%) IISP
12 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.53%) NIST
3 11 (4.15%) GDPR
3 11 (4.15%) NIST 800
4 10 (3.77%) JSP 440
4 10 (3.77%) NCSC
5 8 (3.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.51%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.75%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (13.21%) Docker
2 30 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) NDS
6 1 (0.38%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.38%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (10.19%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.55%) Terraform
3 18 (6.79%) Ansible
3 18 (6.79%) Puppet
4 12 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.40%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (3.40%) Mesos
5 9 (3.40%) Packer
5 9 (3.40%) SCCM
6 6 (2.26%) SCOM
7 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.89%) WSUS
8 3 (1.13%) Grafana
8 3 (1.13%) Kibana
8 3 (1.13%) Nagios
8 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.13%) Salt
8 3 (1.13%) yum
9 2 (0.75%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 49 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.21%) Oracle
3 32 (12.08%) Salesforce.com
4 29 (10.94%) VMware
5 25 (9.43%) Google
6 20 (7.55%) MuleSoft
7 17 (6.42%) Atlassian
7 17 (6.42%) Cisco
8 14 (5.28%) Citrix
9 9 (3.40%) SaltStack
10 8 (3.02%) Meraki
10 8 (3.02%) SAP
10 8 (3.02%) Talend
11 6 (2.26%) Juniper
11 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.26%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.89%) Dell
12 5 (1.89%) HP
13 3 (1.13%) Genesys
13 3 (1.13%) JD Edwards