Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 56 61
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,567 3,951 4,571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.06% 4.82% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.28% 5.00% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,982 3,138 3,671
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £51,650 £50,884 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £78,500 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +1.29% +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 UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 48,584 79,059 96,727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.44% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 38,710 61,989 78,618
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,907 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.81% - +5.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the UK excluding London

Architect
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Architect in the UK excluding London

Architect
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK excluding London

Architect
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
South East +29 1,000 £75,000 - 68
North of England +11 547 £70,000 - 74
Midlands -20 353 £71,000 +9.23% 35
North West +16 322 £70,000 - 50
South West +6 265 £65,000 - 26
East of England +19 246 £76,000 +1.33% 28
West Midlands -23 231 £70,000 +7.69% 25
Yorkshire +24 178 £65,000 - 17
East Midlands +10 118 £73,600 +5.90% 10
Scotland -16 114 £67,750 +4.18% 17
Wales -2 50 £57,500 -0.43% 2
North East -10 48 £67,500 - 7
Northern Ireland -1 5 £58,750 -16.07% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Architect
UK

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 UK excluding London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 833 (32.45%) Azure
2 722 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 509 (19.83%) AWS
5 493 (19.21%) TOGAF
6 490 (19.09%) Finance
7 332 (12.93%) DevOps
8 314 (12.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 301 (11.73%) Java
9 301 (11.73%) PaaS
10 269 (10.48%) Analytics
11 261 (10.17%) .NET
12 258 (10.05%) IT Strategy
13 251 (9.78%) SQL
14 250 (9.74%) SaaS
15 246 (9.58%) Security Cleared
16 238 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
17 237 (9.23%) Migration
18 235 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
19 227 (8.84%) Presales
19 227 (8.84%) Degree
20 222 (8.65%) IaaS
21 220 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
22 216 (8.41%) C#
23 214 (8.34%) SQL Server
24 207 (8.06%) Windows
25 198 (7.71%) Linux
26 191 (7.44%) Big Data
26 191 (7.44%) Technical Leadership
27 186 (7.25%) VMware

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 59 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 57 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.95%) Confluence
4 43 (1.68%) IIS
5 39 (1.52%) CMS
6 27 (1.05%) Apache
7 19 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.62%) SAS
10 15 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.55%) Drupal
12 13 (0.51%) Mule
13 12 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.47%) NetWeaver
14 11 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.43%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 20 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.078%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 19 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 15 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 9 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.35%) SAP GTS
7 9 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.16%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.12%) Magento
11 3 (0.12%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 833 (32.45%) Azure
2 509 (19.83%) AWS
3 301 (11.73%) PaaS
4 250 (9.74%) SaaS
5 222 (8.65%) IaaS
6 119 (4.64%) Office 365
7 86 (3.35%) GCP
8 67 (2.61%) Power Platform
9 60 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
9 60 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
10 43 (1.68%) Serverless
11 41 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 31 (1.21%) Boomi
13 27 (1.05%) Amazon S3
14 26 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (0.93%) OpenShift
17 20 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
17 20 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (5.69%) Firewall
2 79 (3.08%) WAN
3 75 (2.92%) Network Security
4 68 (2.65%) VPN
5 54 (2.10%) DNS
6 47 (1.83%) LAN
7 43 (1.68%) Internet
8 38 (1.48%) MPLS
9 37 (1.44%) SAN
10 33 (1.29%) Skype
10 33 (1.29%) Wireless
11 30 (1.17%) BGP
12 26 (1.01%) OSPF
13 24 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (0.82%) TCP/IP
15 19 (0.74%) DHCP
15 19 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
16 14 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (0.51%) DMZ
17 13 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 191 (7.44%) Big Data
3 150 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
4 69 (2.69%) Hadoop
5 65 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 60 (2.34%) Power BI
7 54 (2.10%) Data Lake
8 47 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 39 (1.52%) MySQL
10 36 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
10 36 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 26 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (0.97%) OLTP
14 24 (0.93%) Apache Hive
15 23 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (0.90%) DB2
15 23 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (3.00%) JIRA
2 68 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 49 (1.91%) Jenkins
4 38 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.86%) Grunt
5 22 (0.86%) gulp
5 22 (0.86%) webpack
6 20 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 19 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.55%) SonarQube
9 13 (0.51%) ERwin
10 12 (0.47%) Maven
11 10 (0.39%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.35%) Liquibase
12 9 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.23%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.19%) Subversion
16 4 (0.16%) ProC
General
1 490 (19.09%) Finance
2 135 (5.26%) Retail
3 74 (2.88%) Marketing
4 71 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.73%) Public Sector
6 64 (2.49%) Banking
7 58 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 54 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 48 (1.87%) Legal
10 38 (1.48%) Military
11 28 (1.09%) Aerospace
12 27 (1.05%) Automotive
13 26 (1.01%) Advertising
14 24 (0.93%) Law
15 20 (0.78%) Games
16 19 (0.74%) Publishing
17 10 (0.39%) Back Office
18 8 (0.31%) Billing
19 6 (0.23%) Electronics
19 6 (0.23%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (10.17%) .NET
2 120 (4.67%) AngularJS
3 117 (4.56%) Web Services
4 101 (3.93%) React
5 99 (3.86%) HTML
6 89 (3.47%) Middleware
7 82 (3.19%) Kafka
8 79 (3.08%) REST
9 78 (3.04%) Node.js
10 56 (2.18%) CSS
11 52 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (1.95%) ASP.NET
13 41 (1.60%) .NET Core
14 40 (1.56%) RESTful
15 37 (1.44%) SOAP
16 36 (1.40%) XSLT
17 35 (1.36%) XML
18 33 (1.29%) .NET Framework
19 29 (1.13%) JSON
20 28 (1.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 235 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 122 (4.75%) Public Cloud
4 84 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 73 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 72 (2.80%) User Experience
7 65 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 61 (2.38%) Mobile App
9 55 (2.14%) Cloud Native
10 44 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
11 41 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
12 34 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (1.25%) PKI
14 25 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 23 (0.90%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.66%) Clustering
16 17 (0.66%) CMDB
16 17 (0.66%) Smart Meter
17 16 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 207 (8.06%) Windows
2 198 (7.71%) Linux
3 77 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 62 (2.42%) Unix
5 22 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 21 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.55%) Android
8 11 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.31%) AIX
12 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.16%) zOS
15 3 (0.12%) CentOS
15 3 (0.12%) Debian
15 3 (0.12%) Solaris
15 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.039%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (19.21%) TOGAF
3 332 (12.93%) DevOps
4 314 (12.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 269 (10.48%) Analytics
6 258 (10.05%) IT Strategy
7 238 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
8 237 (9.23%) Migration
9 227 (8.84%) Presales
10 220 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 191 (7.44%) Technical Leadership
12 178 (6.93%) SOA
13 177 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
13 177 (6.90%) Microservices
14 175 (6.82%) Technology Roadmap
15 174 (6.78%) Data Modelling
16 166 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
16 166 (6.47%) Data Architecture
17 165 (6.43%) ITIL
18 161 (6.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 301 (11.73%) Java
2 251 (9.78%) SQL
3 216 (8.41%) C#
4 177 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 151 (5.88%) Python
6 78 (3.04%) C++
7 61 (2.38%) C
7 61 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 40 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 36 (1.40%) Scala
10 35 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.05%) R
11 27 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.01%) PHP
13 16 (0.62%) Perl
14 11 (0.43%) Assembly Language
14 11 (0.43%) Korn
14 11 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 11 (0.43%) Ruby
15 9 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 246 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 227 (8.84%) Degree
3 151 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 143 (5.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 98 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 74 (2.88%) CISSP
8 72 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 71 (2.77%) PhD
10 54 (2.10%) MCSE
11 40 (1.56%) CCIE
12 39 (1.52%) CCNP
13 37 (1.44%) MCSA
14 34 (1.32%) CISM
15 29 (1.13%) Master's Degree
16 28 (1.09%) CCNA
16 28 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
17 25 (0.97%) CISA
18 23 (0.90%) AWS Certification
19 19 (0.74%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (3.04%) QA
3 53 (2.06%) GDPR
4 52 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 47 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 45 (1.75%) NIST
7 25 (0.97%) JSP 440
8 21 (0.82%) NIST 800
9 20 (0.78%) COBIT
10 17 (0.66%) NCSC
11 12 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.27%) HL7
13 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.27%) SLA
14 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.12%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 160 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 95 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (3.62%) Docker
4 46 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (0.62%) HDFS
7 15 (0.58%) Apache Flume
7 15 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.35%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.35%) vSphere
9 6 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.23%) Firmware
9 6 (0.23%) XenApp
9 6 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.12%) iptables
11 3 (0.12%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 85 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 79 (3.08%) Ansible
3 64 (2.49%) Terraform
4 61 (2.38%) SCCM
5 49 (1.91%) Puppet
6 37 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.70%) SCOM
9 17 (0.66%) Packer
9 17 (0.66%) WSUS
10 15 (0.58%) Oozie
11 12 (0.47%) Kibana
12 11 (0.43%) Salt
13 9 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.35%) Mesos
14 8 (0.31%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.27%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.19%) FortiGate
16 5 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 523 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 186 (7.25%) VMware
3 180 (7.01%) Oracle
4 139 (5.41%) Cisco
5 123 (4.79%) SAP
6 109 (4.25%) Google
7 94 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
8 76 (2.96%) IBM
9 67 (2.61%) Citrix
10 59 (2.30%) Juniper
11 54 (2.10%) MuleSoft
12 49 (1.91%) Dell
13 45 (1.75%) Informatica
14 40 (1.56%) HP
15 35 (1.36%) Databricks
16 33 (1.29%) Tableau
17 32 (1.25%) Sparx
18 31 (1.21%) Red Hat
18 31 (1.21%) Xamarin
19 27 (1.05%) Meraki