Period
to 13 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 47 80
Rank change year-on-year -19 +33 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 425 600 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.42% 5.87% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 6.07% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 362 516 323
South West median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,507 £45,000
90th Percentile £89,875 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +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 9,279 9,880 9,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.63% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,440 8,150 8,313
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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
Wiltshire +5 175 £70,000 +12.00% 19
Bristol -23 121 £62,500 -10.71% 41
Gloucestershire -16 70 £70,000 - 8
Dorset -14 23 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Devon -2 20 £55,000 -2.22% 8
Somerset +12 15 £42,557 -38.10% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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.

1 141 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (31.06%) Security Cleared
3 118 (27.76%) IT Strategy
4 114 (26.82%) Technical Architecture
5 112 (26.35%) Cybersecurity
6 109 (25.65%) Architectural Design
7 108 (25.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 108 (25.41%) Linux
8 106 (24.94%) TOGAF
9 105 (24.71%) Microsoft
10 104 (24.47%) Public Sector
11 92 (21.65%) Project Delivery
12 88 (20.71%) AWS
13 86 (20.24%) Windows
14 83 (19.53%) Finance
14 83 (19.53%) Security Architecture
15 82 (19.29%) Azure
16 79 (18.59%) C
17 75 (17.65%) Active Directory
18 74 (17.41%) Management Information System
19 73 (17.18%) Windows Server
20 68 (16.00%) .NET
21 67 (15.76%) Information Assurance
22 64 (15.06%) Data Protection
23 63 (14.82%) ArchiMate
24 61 (14.35%) Degree
25 60 (14.12%) SCCM
25 60 (14.12%) Project Management
25 60 (14.12%) Cisco
26 58 (13.65%) MODAF

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 30 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.12%) Confluence
4 8 (1.88%) Drupal
5 7 (1.65%) CMS
6 4 (0.94%) Apache
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.71%) JBoss
7 3 (0.71%) nginx
8 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 27 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) CATIA
3 1 (0.24%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 30 (7.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (2.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 88 (20.71%) AWS
2 82 (19.29%) Azure
3 18 (4.24%) Power Platform
4 13 (3.06%) GCP
4 13 (3.06%) Office 365
5 11 (2.59%) SaaS
6 6 (1.41%) IaaS
6 6 (1.41%) PaaS
7 5 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.18%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Serverless
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.47%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.47%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 42 (9.88%) Internet
3 40 (9.41%) Firewall
4 34 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 31 (7.29%) WAN
6 29 (6.82%) Software-Defined Networking
7 28 (6.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (3.53%) DNS
9 5 (1.18%) VPN
10 4 (0.94%) DHCP
11 3 (0.71%) BGP
11 3 (0.71%) DMZ
11 3 (0.71%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.71%) MPLS
11 3 (0.71%) Network Security
11 3 (0.71%) OSPF
11 3 (0.71%) PPP
11 3 (0.71%) VoIP
12 2 (0.47%) SAN
12 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.29%) Big Data
3 22 (5.18%) MySQL
4 18 (4.24%) Power BI
5 12 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.41%) GIS
8 6 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.94%) QlikView
10 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (4.94%) JIRA
2 11 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.88%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.94%) GitLab
5 3 (0.71%) Maven
5 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) MSTest
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TestRail
7 1 (0.24%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (24.47%) Public Sector
2 83 (19.53%) Finance
3 26 (6.12%) Banking
4 19 (4.47%) Retail
5 17 (4.00%) Marketing
6 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.35%) Electronics
9 8 (1.88%) Police
10 7 (1.65%) Automotive
10 7 (1.65%) Local Government
11 5 (1.18%) Publishing
12 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.71%) Games
12 3 (0.71%) Military
13 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.00%) .NET
2 30 (7.06%) .NET Framework
3 24 (5.65%) Web Services
4 23 (5.41%) JSON
4 23 (5.41%) XML
5 20 (4.71%) JSP
5 20 (4.71%) SOAP
6 16 (3.76%) React
7 14 (3.29%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.59%) CSS
9 10 (2.35%) HTML
9 10 (2.35%) RESTful
9 10 (2.35%) Sass
9 10 (2.35%) Spring
10 9 (2.12%) Angular 2
10 9 (2.12%) CSS3
10 9 (2.12%) HTML5
11 7 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.41%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.41%) Management Information System
2 56 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (10.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 38 (8.94%) Internet of Things
5 34 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (5.65%) Public Cloud
7 20 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.82%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.59%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.12%) Clustering
11 7 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.65%) User Experience
12 4 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.94%) Replication
13 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.24%) CESG
14 1 (0.24%) CUDA
14 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.24%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (25.41%) Linux
2 86 (20.24%) Windows
3 73 (17.18%) Windows Server
4 55 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 28 (6.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.47%) CentOS
7 2 (0.47%) Debian
7 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.47%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (27.76%) IT Strategy
3 114 (26.82%) Technical Architecture
4 112 (26.35%) Cybersecurity
5 109 (25.65%) Architectural Design
6 108 (25.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 106 (24.94%) TOGAF
8 92 (21.65%) Project Delivery
9 83 (19.53%) Security Architecture
10 67 (15.76%) Information Assurance
11 64 (15.06%) Data Protection
12 63 (14.82%) ArchiMate
13 60 (14.12%) Project Management
14 58 (13.65%) MODAF
14 58 (13.65%) Security Monitoring
15 46 (10.82%) Software Engineering
16 43 (10.12%) DevOps
16 43 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (9.88%) Microservices
18 41 (9.65%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 79 (18.59%) C
2 45 (10.59%) Java
3 30 (7.06%) Python
4 26 (6.12%) C#
4 26 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 22 (5.18%) SQL
6 21 (4.94%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.71%) C++
8 15 (3.53%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.82%) ES6
10 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) Scala
11 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (31.06%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.35%) Degree
3 37 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 25 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.88%) CISM
7 7 (1.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.65%) CISA
7 7 (1.65%) CISSP
8 3 (0.71%) RHCE
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) CCNA
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) CEH
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.24%) MCP
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.94%) JSP 440
2 37 (8.71%) HMG Infosec
2 37 (8.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 16 (3.76%) NIST
4 9 (2.12%) GDPR
5 7 (1.65%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.18%) COBIT
6 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.71%) QA
8 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (9.88%) Docker
4 31 (7.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.71%) Corosync
6 3 (0.71%) DRBD
6 3 (0.71%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.71%) Postfix
6 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.71%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.24%) HDFS
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (14.12%) SCCM
2 57 (13.41%) SCOM
3 33 (7.76%) vRealize
4 30 (7.06%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.82%) Ansible
6 11 (2.59%) Puppet
7 4 (0.94%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.71%) Nagios
8 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.71%) Pacemaker
8 3 (0.71%) WSUS
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.47%) yum
10 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.24%) Mesos
Vendors
1 105 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 60 (14.12%) Cisco
3 53 (12.47%) VMware
4 30 (7.06%) Oracle
4 30 (7.06%) Sparx
5 26 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (5.88%) BiZZdesign
7 15 (3.53%) SAP
8 14 (3.29%) Google
9 11 (2.59%) Tableau
10 9 (2.12%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.88%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.41%) Citrix
13 4 (0.94%) Apple
13 4 (0.94%) Pardot
13 4 (0.94%) Talend
14 3 (0.71%) Fortinet
14 3 (0.71%) Juniper
14 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.71%) Splunk