Period
to 17 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 57 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 393 176 425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.29% 5.38% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 5.60% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 237 148 362
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £61,000 £59,375 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%

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 6,839 3,145 9,319
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.05% 96.12% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,673 2,612 7,609
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,275 £25,850
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,188 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 17 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -3 209 £75,000 +17.65% 45
Gloucestershire -20 58 £75,000 +3.45% 15
Wiltshire +2 43 £65,000 -20.00% 34
Somerset +17 36 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Dorset -12 23 £61,750 -17.67% 7
Devon 0 13 £66,250 +1.92% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 143 (36.39%) Azure
2 139 (35.37%) Security Cleared
3 112 (28.50%) SC Cleared
4 106 (26.97%) Microsoft
5 99 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (20.10%) DevOps
7 77 (19.59%) AWS
8 75 (19.08%) TOGAF
9 61 (15.52%) Finance
10 60 (15.27%) Mentoring
11 57 (14.50%) Presales
12 54 (13.74%) Social Skills
13 51 (12.98%) Docker
14 50 (12.72%) Degree
15 46 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
16 44 (11.20%) Marketing
16 44 (11.20%) Windows
16 44 (11.20%) Architectural Design
17 43 (10.94%) Analytics
18 42 (10.69%) Java
19 41 (10.43%) VMware
19 41 (10.43%) Public Sector
20 40 (10.18%) Enterprise Architecture
21 39 (9.92%) Salesforce.com
21 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (9.41%) ITIL
23 36 (9.16%) Computer Science
23 36 (9.16%) Scrum
24 35 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
24 35 (8.91%) DV Cleared

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 16 (4.07%) Confluence
2 7 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.27%) CMS
4 3 (0.76%) Anypoint
4 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.76%) Mule
4 3 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.76%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.51%) Drupal
5 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.51%) IIS
5 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.51%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.25%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 143 (36.39%) Azure
2 77 (19.59%) AWS
3 27 (6.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 27 (6.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 21 (5.34%) GCP
5 18 (4.58%) Microsoft 365
6 16 (4.07%) Serverless
7 14 (3.56%) IaaS
8 13 (3.31%) SaaS
9 12 (3.05%) Power Platform
10 11 (2.80%) iPaaS
11 10 (2.54%) PaaS
12 6 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.53%) Boomi
13 5 (1.27%) AtomSphere
13 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (1.27%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.02%) Azure Service Bus
14 4 (1.02%) GitHub
15 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.58%) WAN
2 17 (4.33%) OSPF
3 16 (4.07%) VPN
4 13 (3.31%) LAN
5 12 (3.05%) Firewall
6 10 (2.54%) Internet
6 10 (2.54%) IPv4
6 10 (2.54%) MPLS
6 10 (2.54%) VLAN
7 8 (2.04%) SAN
8 7 (1.78%) BGP
8 7 (1.78%) Network Security
9 6 (1.53%) DNS
9 6 (1.53%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.27%) EIGRP
10 5 (1.27%) SD-WAN
10 5 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.02%) PPP
11 4 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.54%) Tableau
4 9 (2.29%) Metadata
4 9 (2.29%) Power BI
5 8 (2.04%) Big Data
6 5 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.02%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.51%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) MySQL
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.25%) Data Vault
9 1 (0.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (4.58%) JIRA
2 11 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.27%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (15.52%) Finance
2 54 (13.74%) Social Skills
3 44 (11.20%) Marketing
4 41 (10.43%) Public Sector
5 30 (7.63%) Retail
6 20 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.82%) Banking
8 14 (3.56%) Electronics
8 14 (3.56%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
11 10 (2.54%) Aerospace
12 9 (2.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 9 (2.29%) Military
13 8 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
14 7 (1.78%) Police
15 6 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (1.27%) Automotive
17 4 (1.02%) Back Office
17 4 (1.02%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.85%) Web Services
2 18 (4.58%) .NET
3 15 (3.82%) REST
4 12 (3.05%) Spring
5 8 (2.04%) .NET Core
5 8 (2.04%) SOAP
6 7 (1.78%) RESTful
7 5 (1.27%) XML
8 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.02%) HTML
9 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.76%) D3.js
9 3 (0.76%) Middleware
10 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.51%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.51%) HTML5
10 2 (0.51%) Node.js
10 2 (0.51%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (7.12%) Cloud Native
3 22 (5.60%) Public Cloud
4 21 (5.34%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.29%) Internet of Things
7 9 (2.29%) User Experience
8 6 (1.53%) Home Automation
8 6 (1.53%) Smart Home
8 6 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.27%) Clustering
10 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.02%) Cybercrime
10 4 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.20%) Windows
2 30 (7.63%) Linux
3 14 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (2.54%) CentOS
5 10 (2.54%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.04%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (20.10%) DevOps
3 75 (19.08%) TOGAF
4 60 (15.27%) Mentoring
5 57 (14.50%) Presales
6 46 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (11.20%) Architectural Design
8 43 (10.94%) Analytics
9 40 (10.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (9.41%) ITIL
12 36 (9.16%) Computer Science
12 36 (9.16%) Scrum
13 32 (8.14%) Business Development
14 31 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
15 29 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (7.12%) Data Modelling
16 28 (7.12%) Mathematics
16 28 (7.12%) Physics
16 28 (7.12%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.69%) Java
2 22 (5.60%) SQL
3 18 (4.58%) C#
4 15 (3.82%) C
5 12 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.80%) Python
7 10 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.78%) C++
9 5 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.02%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.76%) R
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 139 (35.37%) Security Cleared
2 112 (28.50%) SC Cleared
3 50 (12.72%) Degree
4 35 (8.91%) DV Cleared
5 30 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (4.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 15 (3.82%) AWS Certification
7 15 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.78%) CCIE
9 7 (1.78%) CISSP
10 6 (1.53%) MCSE
10 6 (1.53%) VCAP
10 6 (1.53%) VCDX
11 5 (1.27%) CISM
11 5 (1.27%) MCP
12 4 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.02%) CCNP
12 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.78%) NIST
2 6 (1.53%) GDPR
2 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.02%) QA
4 3 (0.76%) NCSC
5 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (12.98%) Docker
2 35 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.60%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.53%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.76%) KVM
7 2 (0.51%) NFS
7 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 28 (7.12%) Ansible
3 26 (6.62%) Terraform
4 11 (2.80%) Puppet
5 8 (2.04%) SCCM
6 6 (1.53%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.02%) SCOM
9 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.76%) vRealize
10 2 (0.51%) CASB
10 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 106 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.43%) VMware
3 39 (9.92%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (6.87%) Cisco
5 17 (4.33%) MuleSoft
6 14 (3.56%) Google
7 13 (3.31%) SAP
8 11 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.54%) Fortinet
10 9 (2.29%) Dell
11 7 (1.78%) Citrix
12 6 (1.53%) Apple
13 5 (1.27%) Adobe
13 5 (1.27%) Juniper
13 5 (1.27%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.02%) Avaya
14 4 (1.02%) Oracle
15 3 (0.76%) Pardot
15 3 (0.76%) Sitecore
15 3 (0.76%) Talend