Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 70 58
Rank change year-on-year +24 -12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,815 3,885 5,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.25% 4.04% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 4.17% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,474 2,976 3,793
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,500 £67,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.87% -2.24% +5.85%
10th Percentile £51,250 £49,375 £48,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%

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 88,623 93,195 107,129
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.91% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71,080 76,302 88,151
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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
South East +22 1,468 £70,000 +3.70% 220
Midlands +24 944 £70,000 +7.69% 187
North of England +8 916 £70,000 +7.69% 202
West Midlands +18 729 £70,000 +7.69% 125
South West +38 610 £67,500 +3.85% 122
North West +4 498 £70,000 +7.69% 104
East of England +24 497 £70,000 +3.70% 88
Yorkshire -3 359 £66,250 +1.92% 85
Scotland +33 344 £65,000 -7.14% 65
East Midlands +32 219 £77,500 +24.00% 61
Wales +14 87 £60,000 +6.19% 25
North East +20 76 £65,000 +8.33% 13
Northern Ireland +15 21 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Isle of Man +4 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 UK excluding London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,448 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,017 (21.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,004 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
4 966 (20.06%) Microsoft
5 935 (19.42%) Finance
6 916 (19.02%) TOGAF
7 797 (16.55%) Java
8 703 (14.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 653 (13.56%) Presales
10 591 (12.27%) SQL
11 534 (11.09%) Degree
12 514 (10.67%) .NET
13 507 (10.53%) SOA
14 465 (9.66%) Data Centre
15 460 (9.55%) IT Strategy
16 422 (8.76%) Microservices
17 420 (8.72%) C#
18 409 (8.49%) Security Cleared
18 409 (8.49%) DevOps
19 403 (8.37%) Cisco
20 401 (8.33%) Windows
21 393 (8.16%) Web Services
21 393 (8.16%) VMware
21 393 (8.16%) Big Data
22 389 (8.08%) Data Modelling
23 388 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
24 386 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
24 386 (8.02%) Technical Architecture
25 384 (7.98%) Migration
26 383 (7.95%) Scrum

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
1 132 (2.74%) Apache Spark
2 78 (1.62%) Apache
3 75 (1.56%) CMS
3 75 (1.56%) JBoss
4 73 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 68 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 45 (0.93%) Confluence
9 44 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 41 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 34 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 31 (0.64%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 21 (0.44%) IIS
14 21 (0.44%) MQSeries
15 19 (0.39%) SAS
16 15 (0.31%) CloudStack
16 15 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 53 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.31%) Simulink
7 3 (0.062%) Revit
8 2 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.021%) InVision
9 1 (0.021%) Maya
9 1 (0.021%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 80 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
4 24 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 23 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 22 (0.46%) SAP SCM
7 20 (0.42%) SAP APO
7 20 (0.42%) SAP QM
8 15 (0.31%) SAP GRC
9 13 (0.27%) SAP MM
10 12 (0.25%) SAP EWM
10 12 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
11 11 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 11 (0.23%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
12 10 (0.21%) SAP HCM
12 10 (0.21%) SAP PP
13 9 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
13 9 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (21.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,004 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
3 355 (7.37%) PaaS
4 327 (6.79%) IaaS
5 307 (6.38%) SaaS
6 216 (4.49%) Office 365
7 166 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 156 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 76 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
9 76 (1.58%) Serverless
10 58 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
11 55 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 51 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 41 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 39 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
15 38 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
16 37 (0.77%) GitHub
17 32 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
18 31 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 280 (5.82%) Firewall
2 245 (5.09%) WAN
3 215 (4.47%) Network Security
4 179 (3.72%) LAN
5 162 (3.36%) Internet
6 118 (2.45%) Wireless
7 112 (2.33%) DNS
8 101 (2.10%) VPN
9 92 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 75 (1.56%) Unified Communications
11 68 (1.41%) Software-Defined Networking
12 58 (1.20%) DHCP
12 58 (1.20%) WLAN
13 50 (1.04%) MPLS
13 50 (1.04%) SAN
14 48 (1.00%) VLAN
15 38 (0.79%) BGP
16 36 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (0.73%) VSAN
18 33 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (8.16%) Big Data
2 346 (7.19%) SQL Server
3 284 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
4 223 (4.63%) NoSQL
5 202 (4.20%) Hadoop
6 164 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 143 (2.97%) MySQL
8 122 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
9 98 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 96 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 83 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 77 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
14 58 (1.20%) DB2
15 54 (1.12%) Power BI
16 52 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 52 (1.08%) SAP HANA
17 50 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
18 46 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
18 46 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 146 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 105 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 86 (1.79%) JIRA
4 64 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 56 (1.16%) Maven
7 41 (0.85%) Selenium
8 37 (0.77%) JUnit
9 27 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 25 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 22 (0.46%) ERwin
13 19 (0.39%) Moq
13 19 (0.39%) MSTest
13 19 (0.39%) Ranorex
14 18 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.37%) GitLab
14 18 (0.37%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 935 (19.42%) Finance
2 314 (6.52%) Retail
3 260 (5.40%) Marketing
4 213 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 187 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 169 (3.51%) Banking
7 96 (1.99%) Electronics
8 71 (1.47%) Advertising
9 65 (1.35%) Publishing
10 49 (1.02%) Automotive
11 45 (0.93%) Legal
12 40 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 32 (0.66%) French Language
14 31 (0.64%) Law
15 30 (0.62%) German Language
16 23 (0.48%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.48%) Military
17 21 (0.44%) Italian Language
18 20 (0.42%) Investment Banking
19 19 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (10.67%) .NET
2 393 (8.16%) Web Services
3 247 (5.13%) HTML
4 207 (4.30%) Middleware
5 206 (4.28%) AngularJS
6 184 (3.82%) REST
7 153 (3.18%) XML
8 137 (2.85%) Spring
9 130 (2.70%) Node.js
10 126 (2.62%) J2EE
11 124 (2.58%) CSS
12 110 (2.28%) ASP.NET
12 110 (2.28%) SOAP
13 104 (2.16%) Kafka
14 98 (2.04%) JSON
15 89 (1.85%) HTML5
16 86 (1.79%) .NET Framework
17 79 (1.64%) Java EE
18 77 (1.60%) XSLT
19 70 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 465 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 386 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 240 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 231 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
5 221 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 191 (3.97%) Computer Science
7 189 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 164 (3.41%) Public Cloud
9 117 (2.43%) User Experience
10 112 (2.33%) Mobile App
11 87 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 66 (1.37%) Cloud Native
13 60 (1.25%) Internet of Things
14 57 (1.18%) Mainframe
15 54 (1.12%) Fintech
16 50 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 50 (1.04%) PKI
16 50 (1.04%) Private Cloud
17 49 (1.02%) Virtual Team
18 48 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 401 (8.33%) Windows
2 373 (7.75%) Linux
3 151 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 140 (2.91%) Unix
5 112 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 42 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (0.66%) Android
10 29 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.56%) AIX
11 27 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.35%) Solaris
13 15 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.29%) CentOS
15 12 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.12%) HPUX
18 3 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
19 2 (0.042%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,448 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 916 (19.02%) TOGAF
3 703 (14.60%) Enterprise Architecture
4 653 (13.56%) Presales
5 507 (10.53%) SOA
6 460 (9.55%) IT Strategy
7 422 (8.76%) Microservices
8 409 (8.49%) DevOps
9 389 (8.08%) Data Modelling
10 388 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
11 386 (8.02%) Technical Architecture
12 384 (7.98%) Migration
13 383 (7.95%) Scrum
14 379 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 371 (7.71%) Project Management
16 370 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
17 339 (7.04%) CRM
18 335 (6.96%) Mentoring
19 301 (6.25%) ITIL
20 295 (6.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 797 (16.55%) Java
2 591 (12.27%) SQL
3 420 (8.72%) C#
4 334 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 209 (4.34%) Python
6 145 (3.01%) C++
7 126 (2.62%) C
8 124 (2.58%) PowerShell
9 94 (1.95%) T-SQL
10 69 (1.43%) Scala
11 65 (1.35%) PHP
12 58 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 45 (0.93%) Java 8
14 41 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 41 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.75%) Go
15 36 (0.75%) Ruby
16 25 (0.52%) X++
17 19 (0.39%) Perl
18 16 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 534 (11.09%) Degree
2 409 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 244 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 214 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (4.13%) CISSP
5 199 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 168 (3.49%) MCSE
7 167 (3.47%) TOGAF Certification
8 147 (3.05%) CCNP
9 97 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 97 (2.01%) DV Cleared
10 85 (1.77%) CCDP
10 85 (1.77%) CCIE
11 73 (1.52%) CISM
12 64 (1.33%) MCSA
13 57 (1.18%) AWS Certification
14 48 (1.00%) Master's Degree
15 47 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
16 46 (0.96%) MCP
17 42 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (3.36%) GDPR
2 149 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 135 (2.80%) QA
4 69 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 47 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 47 (0.98%) SLA
6 45 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.66%) COBIT
8 27 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (0.39%) GPG13
10 17 (0.35%) RMADS
11 15 (0.31%) ISO 26262
12 13 (0.27%) PMO
13 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
15 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 5 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.10%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 277 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 264 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 213 (4.42%) Docker
4 95 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 76 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 58 (1.20%) vSphere
7 49 (1.02%) VMware NSX
8 37 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 34 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.27%) XenApp
12 11 (0.23%) HDFS
13 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.17%) Firmware
14 8 (0.17%) vCloud
14 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.15%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.10%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 111 (2.31%) SCCM
2 106 (2.20%) Ansible
2 106 (2.20%) Puppet
3 105 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 75 (1.56%) SCOM
5 69 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (1.02%) vRealize
7 35 (0.73%) SCVMM
8 29 (0.60%) logstash
8 29 (0.60%) Terraform
9 20 (0.42%) Kibana
10 19 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (0.37%) Rancher
12 15 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (0.25%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.21%) QRadar
15 9 (0.19%) Packer
15 9 (0.19%) vCenter Server
16 8 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 966 (20.06%) Microsoft
2 403 (8.37%) Cisco
3 393 (8.16%) VMware
4 369 (7.66%) Oracle
5 355 (7.37%) SAP
6 196 (4.07%) Google
7 182 (3.78%) Juniper
8 151 (3.14%) Citrix
9 140 (2.91%) IBM
10 110 (2.28%) F5
11 104 (2.16%) CheckPoint
12 98 (2.04%) Fortinet
13 79 (1.64%) EMC
13 79 (1.64%) NetApp
14 74 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
15 73 (1.52%) Red Hat
16 46 (0.96%) HP
17 42 (0.87%) hybris
18 40 (0.83%) Palo Alto
19 39 (0.81%) BT