Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 64 84
Rank change year-on-year -53 +20 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 287 478 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.83% 4.60% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 4.75% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 252 391 313
South West median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.17% +2.61%
10th Percentile £42,000 £45,000 £41,900
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% 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 9,857 10,059 11,151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 96.74% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,125 8,457 9,401
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
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 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -56 112 £65,000 -10.34% 24
Wiltshire +7 62 £65,000 +18.18% 10
Somerset -13 43 £58,250 -10.38% 6
Gloucestershire -17 26 £67,500 +3.85% 6
Dorset -27 25 £72,500 +45.00% 5
Cornwall -4 12 £75,000 - 2
Devon +21 11 £46,089 +2.42% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 101 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.09%) TOGAF
3 71 (24.74%) Finance
3 71 (24.74%) Java
4 50 (17.42%) .NET
5 49 (17.07%) Data Modelling
6 47 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (15.33%) Security Cleared
7 44 (15.33%) Presales
8 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
9 42 (14.63%) SOA
9 42 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (13.24%) SC Cleared
11 36 (12.54%) Big Data
12 34 (11.85%) C#
13 33 (11.50%) SQL
13 33 (11.50%) Windows
13 33 (11.50%) Project Management
13 33 (11.50%) Microservices
14 31 (10.80%) Data Architecture
14 31 (10.80%) ITIL
14 31 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 31 (10.80%) Degree
15 30 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (10.45%) Oracle
15 30 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (10.10%) Data Management
17 28 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
17 28 (9.76%) Retail
17 28 (9.76%) NoSQL

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 13 (4.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (1.74%) SAS
3 4 (1.39%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (1.39%) Lawson
3 4 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.53%) SaaS
4 7 (2.44%) PaaS
4 7 (2.44%) Serverless
5 6 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.74%) IaaS
7 4 (1.39%) Bluemix
7 4 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.39%) Office 365
8 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.92%) Wireless
2 12 (4.18%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (3.14%) Firewall
4 6 (2.09%) SAN
5 5 (1.74%) WAN
6 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.39%) LAN
6 4 (1.39%) SMS
6 4 (1.39%) VPN
7 3 (1.05%) DHCP
7 3 (1.05%) DNS
7 3 (1.05%) MPLS
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.70%) FabricPath
8 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.70%) VoIP
9 1 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.54%) Big Data
2 28 (9.76%) NoSQL
3 18 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (5.92%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.18%) Geospatial Data
6 10 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.70%) GIS
12 2 (0.70%) MySQL
12 2 (0.70%) Power BI
12 2 (0.70%) QlikView
12 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.79%) ERwin
3 3 (1.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.05%) JUnit
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.70%) Selenium
4 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) PostCSS
5 1 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 71 (24.74%) Finance
2 28 (9.76%) Retail
3 10 (3.48%) Banking
4 9 (3.14%) Legal
5 7 (2.44%) Back Office
5 7 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.74%) Electronics
8 4 (1.39%) Billing
8 4 (1.39%) Marketing
9 3 (1.05%) Advertising
9 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.70%) Military
11 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.42%) .NET
2 20 (6.97%) XML
3 19 (6.62%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.88%) AngularJS
5 13 (4.53%) Node.js
5 13 (4.53%) React
6 12 (4.18%) HTML
6 12 (4.18%) J2EE
6 12 (4.18%) Web Services
7 11 (3.83%) Middleware
7 11 (3.83%) Spring
8 10 (3.48%) REST
8 10 (3.48%) SOAP
9 9 (3.14%) CSS
10 8 (2.79%) Java EE
10 8 (2.79%) RESTful
11 7 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.44%) JSON
12 6 (2.09%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.62%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.48%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.44%) User Experience
9 5 (1.74%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.39%) NHS
11 3 (1.05%) CESG
11 3 (1.05%) Derivative
11 3 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.50%) Windows
2 21 (7.32%) Linux
3 12 (4.18%) Unix
4 4 (1.39%) Android
4 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.05%) HPUX
5 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Debian
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.09%) TOGAF
3 49 (17.07%) Data Modelling
4 44 (15.33%) Presales
5 42 (14.63%) SOA
6 33 (11.50%) Microservices
6 33 (11.50%) Project Management
7 31 (10.80%) Data Architecture
7 31 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (10.80%) ITIL
8 30 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (10.10%) Data Management
10 28 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
11 27 (9.41%) Service Management
12 25 (8.71%) IT Strategy
12 25 (8.71%) Migration
12 25 (8.71%) Scrum
13 22 (7.67%) CRM
13 22 (7.67%) DevOps
13 22 (7.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.74%) Java
2 34 (11.85%) C#
3 33 (11.50%) SQL
4 15 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.48%) C
6 6 (2.09%) Python
7 5 (1.74%) Scala
8 4 (1.39%) C++
8 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.39%) Ruby
9 3 (1.05%) PHP
9 3 (1.05%) R
10 1 (0.35%) ES7
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.80%) Degree
4 17 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.88%) CCNP
5 14 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (2.44%) CISSP
7 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.05%) SANS
11 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.70%) ISEB
12 1 (0.35%) CCA
12 1 (0.35%) CCIE
12 1 (0.35%) CCNA
12 1 (0.35%) CITP
12 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.79%) GDPR
3 7 (2.44%) RMADS
4 6 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.09%) QA
5 5 (1.74%) COBIT
5 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (1.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.05%) SLA
8 1 (0.35%) HL7
8 1 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 23 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.05%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.09%) Ansible
1 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.09%) Puppet
2 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.35%) Packer
4 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.45%) Oracle
3 25 (8.71%) VMware
4 24 (8.36%) Cisco
5 19 (6.62%) IBM
6 10 (3.48%) Google
6 10 (3.48%) SAP
7 8 (2.79%) HP
8 7 (2.44%) Citrix
9 6 (2.09%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.09%) Tableau
10 4 (1.39%) Capita
10 4 (1.39%) F5
10 4 (1.39%) Infor
10 4 (1.39%) Remedy
10 4 (1.39%) Workday
11 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.05%) Juniper
11 3 (1.05%) Teradata