Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 81 71
Rank change year-on-year +31 -10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 574 412 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.54% 4.03% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 4.13% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 494 330 393
South West median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +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 10,017 9,987 10,604
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.57% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,313 8,311 8,963
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +36 239 £70,000 +2.19% 57
Wiltshire +13 122 £57,500 -11.54% 42
Gloucestershire +31 67 £67,500 - 9
Dorset +1 51 £65,000 +8.33% 21
Somerset -36 18 £67,500 -3.57% 13
Devon +14 13 £62,500 +19.05% 8
Cornwall - 3 £50,000 - 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 187 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
3 132 (23.00%) Microsoft
4 118 (20.56%) TOGAF
5 113 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 108 (18.82%) Security Cleared
6 108 (18.82%) Finance
7 105 (18.29%) Java
8 90 (15.68%) Presales
9 89 (15.51%) Windows
10 78 (13.59%) Marketing
11 75 (13.07%) SC Cleared
12 74 (12.89%) Enterprise Architecture
13 68 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (11.50%) Technical Architecture
14 66 (11.50%) SOA
15 65 (11.32%) Telecoms
16 63 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
17 62 (10.80%) SQL
18 61 (10.63%) Linux
18 61 (10.63%) Service Delivery
19 59 (10.28%) .NET
20 58 (10.10%) Cisco
21 56 (9.76%) VMware
22 55 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
23 53 (9.23%) Waterfall
24 50 (8.71%) ArchiMate
25 48 (8.36%) Data Protection
25 48 (8.36%) Scrum
25 48 (8.36%) C#

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 23 (4.01%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 18 (3.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (2.79%) Apache
5 7 (1.22%) CMS
6 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.70%) Confluence
8 3 (0.52%) Captiva
8 3 (0.52%) Documentum
8 3 (0.52%) JBoss
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.35%) IIS
9 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (5.40%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Revit
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 10 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 142 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (3.83%) IaaS
4 22 (3.83%) PaaS
5 21 (3.66%) SaaS
6 16 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (2.79%) Serverless
7 15 (2.61%) Office 365
8 12 (2.09%) Azure Functions
9 9 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.35%) Boomi
13 2 (0.35%) GitHub
13 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.67%) WAN
2 37 (6.45%) Firewall
3 32 (5.57%) Software-Defined Networking
4 28 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (3.66%) Unified Communications
6 14 (2.44%) LAN
7 12 (2.09%) Wireless
8 11 (1.92%) VSAN
9 9 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (1.22%) WLAN
11 6 (1.05%) Wireless Security
12 5 (0.87%) Network Security
13 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.52%) BGP
14 3 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
14 3 (0.52%) Internet
14 3 (0.52%) OSPF
14 3 (0.52%) Skype
14 3 (0.52%) VPN
14 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.79%) Big Data
2 35 (6.10%) Hadoop
3 34 (5.92%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.61%) IBM InfoSphere
5 15 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.26%) Data Lake
7 11 (1.92%) MySQL
8 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.70%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.52%) GIS
11 3 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.26%) Git (software)
1 13 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.87%) JIRA
4 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.70%) ERwin
5 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.17%) JUnit
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (18.82%) Finance
2 78 (13.59%) Marketing
3 65 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.18%) Manufacturing
5 23 (4.01%) Electronics
6 10 (1.74%) Law
6 10 (1.74%) Military
6 10 (1.74%) Retail
7 8 (1.39%) Banking
8 7 (1.22%) Advertising
9 5 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.70%) Automotive
11 3 (0.52%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.28%) .NET
2 30 (5.23%) Node.js
3 28 (4.88%) Web Services
4 23 (4.01%) AngularJS
4 23 (4.01%) HTML
5 21 (3.66%) HTML5
5 21 (3.66%) React
6 19 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
7 18 (3.14%) J2EE
8 13 (2.26%) Middleware
9 12 (2.09%) REST
9 12 (2.09%) XML
10 11 (1.92%) Spring
11 10 (1.74%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.22%) JPA
14 6 (1.05%) RESTful
15 5 (0.87%) JSON
15 5 (0.87%) OAuth
15 5 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.01%) Hybrid Cloud
3 40 (6.97%) Data Centre
4 37 (6.45%) Virtual Team
5 36 (6.27%) User Experience
6 23 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (4.01%) Public Cloud
7 21 (3.66%) Blackberry
8 19 (3.31%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.61%) PKI
10 13 (2.26%) Clustering
11 10 (1.74%) NHS
12 9 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.57%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.05%) EPoS
15 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
16 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.51%) Windows
2 61 (10.63%) Linux
3 30 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.01%) Windows 10
4 23 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.39%) Android
7 7 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.22%) Unix
8 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.70%) CentOS
9 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (20.56%) TOGAF
3 90 (15.68%) Presales
4 74 (12.89%) Enterprise Architecture
5 68 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (11.50%) SOA
6 66 (11.50%) Technical Architecture
7 61 (10.63%) Service Delivery
8 53 (9.23%) Waterfall
9 50 (8.71%) ArchiMate
10 48 (8.36%) Data Protection
10 48 (8.36%) Scrum
11 46 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (7.67%) Data Modelling
13 43 (7.49%) Data Architecture
14 42 (7.32%) Microservices
14 42 (7.32%) Project Management
14 42 (7.32%) UML
15 41 (7.14%) ITIL
16 40 (6.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 105 (18.29%) Java
2 62 (10.80%) SQL
3 48 (8.36%) C#
4 41 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 29 (5.05%) C
5 29 (5.05%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.96%) Scala
7 13 (2.26%) Python
8 11 (1.92%) C++
9 5 (0.87%) PHP
10 4 (0.70%) Ruby
11 3 (0.52%) R
12 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.35%) X++
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Java 8
13 1 (0.17%) Jython
13 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 75 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 43 (7.49%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.05%) Degree
4 29 (5.05%) TOGAF Certification
5 28 (4.88%) CISSP
6 21 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (3.31%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (3.14%) CESG Certified Professional
8 18 (3.14%) MCSA
8 18 (3.14%) MCSE
9 11 (1.92%) CISM
10 9 (1.57%) CCNP
10 9 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.39%) AWS Certification
12 7 (1.22%) SANS
13 6 (1.05%) CCIE
13 6 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 4 (0.70%) CISA
14 4 (0.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.44%) RMADS
3 10 (1.74%) QA
4 9 (1.57%) GDPR
5 8 (1.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.70%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.52%) COBIT
7 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.35%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (6.97%) Virtual Desktop
3 34 (5.92%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.74%) Docker
5 8 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.05%) vSphere
6 6 (1.05%) XenApp
7 3 (0.52%) Firmware
7 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) QEMU
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.40%) vRealize
2 29 (5.05%) SCCM
3 26 (4.53%) SCOM
4 9 (1.57%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.87%) Ansible
5 5 (0.87%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.52%) Puppet
7 2 (0.35%) Salt
7 2 (0.35%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 132 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.10%) Cisco
3 56 (9.76%) VMware
4 42 (7.32%) Oracle
5 37 (6.45%) BT
6 31 (5.40%) Google
7 26 (4.53%) SAP
8 23 (4.01%) Juniper
9 21 (3.66%) Citrix
10 19 (3.31%) F5
11 16 (2.79%) IBM
12 12 (2.09%) HP
13 8 (1.39%) Teradata
14 7 (1.22%) Informatica
15 6 (1.05%) CA
15 6 (1.05%) EMC
15 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.05%) Riverbed
16 5 (0.87%) CheckPoint
16 5 (0.87%) Hortonworks