Period
to 21 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 65 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 185 464 582
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.61% 4.66% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 4.83% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 163 410 532
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £47,507
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%

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 3,172 9,604 10,082
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 96.45% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,590 7,684 8,370
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,159 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +3.09%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Bristol +29 55 £60,000 -7.69% 18
Gloucestershire +46 43 £75,000 +7.14% 7
Wiltshire -31 38 £82,500 +17.86% 3
Dorset +34 12 £75,000 +20.00% 7
Somerset +11 8 £67,500 +58.61% 2
Devon +18 7 £95,000 +72.73% 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 76 (41.08%) Security Cleared
2 74 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.38%) AWS
4 43 (23.24%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (21.62%) Azure
6 39 (21.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (20.54%) DV Cleared
8 37 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 37 (20.00%) Internet
9 36 (19.46%) IT Strategy
10 35 (18.92%) Big Data
11 33 (17.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 30 (16.22%) Finance
13 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
14 28 (15.14%) SaaS
14 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
14 28 (15.14%) Active Directory
15 27 (14.59%) Degree
15 27 (14.59%) DevOps
15 27 (14.59%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 26 (14.05%) Technical Architecture
16 26 (14.05%) Scrum
17 25 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (12.97%) Mentoring
19 23 (12.43%) Microservices
19 23 (12.43%) Analytics
19 23 (12.43%) Service Design
19 23 (12.43%) Technical Leadership
19 23 (12.43%) C
19 23 (12.43%) Project Management

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 7 (3.78%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.16%) Confluence
4 3 (1.62%) CMS
4 3 (1.62%) Drupal
5 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.08%) SAS
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (38.38%) AWS
2 40 (21.62%) Azure
3 28 (15.14%) SaaS
4 20 (10.81%) PaaS
5 18 (9.73%) IaaS
6 14 (7.57%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (4.32%) Office 365
7 8 (4.32%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.70%) PowerApps
8 5 (2.70%) Serverless
9 4 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.16%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon Cognito
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.62%) GCP
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.08%) Route 53
11 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.00%) Internet
2 12 (6.49%) Network Security
3 8 (4.32%) DNS
4 5 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.16%) IPv4
5 4 (2.16%) IPv6
6 2 (1.08%) Firewall
6 2 (1.08%) VPN
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.54%) IPsec
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) Skype
7 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) WAN
7 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.92%) Big Data
2 10 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.24%) MySQL
4 4 (2.16%) Data Lake
4 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.62%) Neo4j
5 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.08%) Power BI
6 2 (1.08%) QlikView
6 2 (1.08%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.70%) JIRA
2 4 (2.16%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.08%) ERwin
3 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (16.22%) Finance
2 21 (11.35%) Public Sector
3 17 (9.19%) Marketing
3 17 (9.19%) Telecoms
4 16 (8.65%) Electronics
4 16 (8.65%) Manufacturing
5 15 (8.11%) Legal
6 12 (6.49%) Local Government
7 5 (2.70%) Police
8 4 (2.16%) Law
8 4 (2.16%) Retail
9 3 (1.62%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.08%) Publishing
11 1 (0.54%) Automotive
11 1 (0.54%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) Web Services
2 15 (8.11%) Node.js
3 10 (5.41%) .NET
4 9 (4.86%) SailPoint
5 7 (3.78%) LDAP
5 7 (3.78%) OAuth
5 7 (3.78%) OpenID
5 7 (3.78%) SAML
6 5 (2.70%) RESTful
7 3 (1.62%) Django
7 3 (1.62%) Flask
7 3 (1.62%) React Native
7 3 (1.62%) Spring
8 2 (1.08%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.08%) Enzyme
8 2 (1.08%) jQuery
8 2 (1.08%) Kafka
8 2 (1.08%) Puppeteer
8 2 (1.08%) XML
9 1 (0.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) Internet of Things
2 20 (10.81%) Cloud Native
3 15 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.57%) Cyberattack
5 13 (7.03%) PKI
6 6 (3.24%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.70%) User Experience
8 4 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.08%) CESG
9 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.73%) Linux
2 11 (5.95%) Windows
3 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.08%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.24%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (21.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 36 (19.46%) IT Strategy
6 33 (17.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (14.59%) DevOps
7 27 (14.59%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 26 (14.05%) Scrum
8 26 (14.05%) Technical Architecture
9 25 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (12.97%) Mentoring
11 23 (12.43%) Analytics
11 23 (12.43%) Microservices
11 23 (12.43%) Project Management
11 23 (12.43%) Service Design
11 23 (12.43%) Technical Leadership
12 22 (11.89%) Security Architecture
13 21 (11.35%) Information Assurance
14 20 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.43%) C
2 20 (10.81%) Python
3 18 (9.73%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.03%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.49%) Ruby
6 9 (4.86%) Java
7 8 (4.32%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.16%) C#
9 2 (1.08%) ES6
9 2 (1.08%) ES7
9 2 (1.08%) PHP
9 2 (1.08%) R
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (41.08%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.54%) DV Cleared
3 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
4 27 (14.59%) Degree
5 7 (3.78%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (3.24%) CISSP
7 4 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.08%) CCNA
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.08%) MCSE
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CISA
10 1 (0.54%) CISM
10 1 (0.54%) CRISC
10 1 (0.54%) HNC
10 1 (0.54%) HND
10 1 (0.54%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (9.73%) NCSC
2 17 (9.19%) NIST
2 17 (9.19%) NIST 800
3 5 (2.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.16%) GDPR
4 4 (2.16%) RMADS
5 3 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.08%) QA
7 1 (0.54%) COBIT
7 1 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (15.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.35%) Docker
3 7 (3.78%) NDS
3 7 (3.78%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (8.65%) Terraform
2 9 (4.86%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.32%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.70%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.08%) SCCM
7 1 (0.54%) SCOM
7 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.27%) Oracle
3 16 (8.65%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (8.65%) SAP
4 13 (7.03%) Google
5 9 (4.86%) Cisco
5 9 (4.86%) ForgeRock
6 8 (4.32%) Okta
7 6 (3.24%) BiZZdesign
7 6 (3.24%) Sparx
8 5 (2.70%) NetIQ
8 5 (2.70%) VMware
9 4 (2.16%) Citrix
9 4 (2.16%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.16%) IBM
9 4 (2.16%) Juniper
9 4 (2.16%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.16%) Ping Identity
10 3 (1.62%) Genesys
10 3 (1.62%) Xamarin