Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,637 3,570 4,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.63% 5.04% 5.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 5.24% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,372 2,962 3,599
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £51,300 £50,000 £51,622
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 34,059 68,162 81,655
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.15% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,376 54,903 65,382
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
South East -11 511 £75,000 +3.45% 101
North of England -1 422 £70,000 +3.70% 128
Midlands -11 277 £72,500 +3.57% 86
North West +3 218 £72,500 +3.57% 70
South West -5 178 £65,000 -3.70% 68
West Midlands -23 178 £72,000 +6.67% 63
Yorkshire -6 155 £65,000 - 46
Scotland +24 140 £65,000 -7.14% 35
East of England -11 107 £72,500 -3.33% 58
East Midlands +13 99 £75,000 -11.76% 22
North East +13 53 £55,000 -3.97% 12
Wales +16 18 £60,000 - 14
Northern Ireland +18 13 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 UK excluding London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 705 (43.07%) Azure
2 461 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
3 406 (24.80%) AWS
4 368 (22.48%) Microsoft
5 274 (16.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 260 (15.88%) TOGAF
7 259 (15.82%) .NET
8 228 (13.93%) DevOps
9 200 (12.22%) Microservices
10 197 (12.03%) SQL
11 185 (11.30%) Finance
12 180 (11.00%) SaaS
13 173 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 170 (10.38%) Migration
15 169 (10.32%) Security Cleared
16 166 (10.14%) Java
17 158 (9.65%) SQL Server
18 155 (9.47%) Degree
19 147 (8.98%) Windows
20 144 (8.80%) Analytics
20 144 (8.80%) IT Strategy
21 143 (8.74%) C#
22 142 (8.67%) Oracle
23 135 (8.25%) PaaS
24 133 (8.12%) IaaS
25 131 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
26 129 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
27 126 (7.70%) ITIL
28 119 (7.27%) Kubernetes
29 115 (7.03%) Cybersecurity

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 52 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.89%) CMS
3 25 (1.53%) Confluence
4 15 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.67%) Drupal
7 11 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.61%) Apache
8 10 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.55%) IIS
9 9 (0.55%) SAS
9 9 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.43%) Mule
12 6 (0.37%) Camunda
12 6 (0.37%) Headless CMS
13 5 (0.31%) EPiServer
Applications
1 18 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Figma
4 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.12%) InVision
5 2 (0.12%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Infor M3
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.49%) SAP GTS
4 6 (0.37%) SAP PM
5 4 (0.24%) Eikon
6 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CAR
6 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Retail
6 3 (0.18%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.12%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.061%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 705 (43.07%) Azure
2 406 (24.80%) AWS
3 180 (11.00%) SaaS
4 135 (8.25%) PaaS
5 133 (8.12%) IaaS
6 100 (6.11%) Office 365
7 75 (4.58%) GCP
8 43 (2.63%) Power Platform
9 42 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 32 (1.95%) Serverless
12 30 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (1.41%) GitHub
14 19 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (1.16%) OpenShift
15 16 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (0.98%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.67%) PowerApps
17 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.93%) Firewall
2 61 (3.73%) WAN
3 54 (3.30%) LAN
4 35 (2.14%) Skype
5 33 (2.02%) DNS
6 30 (1.83%) VPN
7 29 (1.77%) Internet
7 29 (1.77%) Network Security
8 25 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.34%) MPLS
10 20 (1.22%) Unified Communications
11 18 (1.10%) BGP
12 15 (0.92%) HTTP
12 15 (0.92%) OSPF
13 14 (0.86%) NAS
13 14 (0.86%) VoIP
13 14 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.73%) AMQP
14 12 (0.73%) DHCP
14 12 (0.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.99%) Big Data
3 77 (4.70%) Data Lake
4 73 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.57%) MySQL
6 40 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 36 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
9 31 (1.89%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.83%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (1.71%) Redis
12 27 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.65%) Power BI
13 25 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (1.10%) HDInsight
18 16 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 71 (4.34%) Jenkins
2 44 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.32%) JIRA
4 20 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.61%) JUnit
8 8 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.43%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.43%) Selenium
9 7 (0.43%) WebScarab
10 6 (0.37%) Robot Framework
10 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.31%) NUnit
11 5 (0.31%) Rational Rose
11 5 (0.31%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.24%) ERwin
12 4 (0.24%) JBehave
General
1 185 (11.30%) Finance
2 115 (7.03%) Public Sector
3 70 (4.28%) Retail
4 66 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.12%) Marketing
6 34 (2.08%) Back Office
7 29 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.71%) Electronics
8 28 (1.71%) Law
9 24 (1.47%) Advertising
10 23 (1.41%) Aerospace
10 23 (1.41%) Legal
10 23 (1.41%) Military
11 19 (1.16%) Banking
12 14 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.61%) Automotive
14 8 (0.49%) Games
15 6 (0.37%) Avionics
15 6 (0.37%) Local Government
16 5 (0.31%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (15.82%) .NET
2 88 (5.38%) Web Services
3 78 (4.76%) REST
4 62 (3.79%) .NET Core
5 54 (3.30%) .NET Framework
6 46 (2.81%) React
7 45 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 43 (2.63%) Middleware
9 39 (2.38%) Spring
10 38 (2.32%) Node.js
11 34 (2.08%) HTML
11 34 (2.08%) SOAP
12 33 (2.02%) JSON
13 32 (1.95%) CSS
13 32 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
14 31 (1.89%) ASP.NET
15 30 (1.83%) Kafka
16 27 (1.65%) OpenID
17 25 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (1.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 73 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 57 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 54 (3.30%) Cloud Native
7 41 (2.50%) User Experience
8 38 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (2.14%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.47%) CESG
13 20 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.79%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.67%) Life Science
17 10 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
18 9 (0.55%) Cybercrime
18 9 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 147 (8.98%) Windows
2 89 (5.44%) Linux
3 47 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.02%) Unix
5 20 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.61%) Android
6 10 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.061%) AIX
11 1 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.061%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.061%) MVS
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.061%) Solaris
11 1 (0.061%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (16.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 260 (15.88%) TOGAF
4 228 (13.93%) DevOps
5 200 (12.22%) Microservices
6 173 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 170 (10.38%) Migration
8 144 (8.80%) Analytics
8 144 (8.80%) IT Strategy
9 131 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
10 129 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
11 126 (7.70%) ITIL
12 115 (7.03%) Cybersecurity
13 112 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
14 111 (6.78%) Presales
15 106 (6.48%) Technology Roadmap
16 98 (5.99%) Security Architecture
17 97 (5.93%) Scrum
18 91 (5.56%) Data Modelling
19 84 (5.13%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 197 (12.03%) SQL
2 166 (10.14%) Java
3 143 (8.74%) C#
4 108 (6.60%) Python
5 95 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.08%) R
7 32 (1.95%) C
7 32 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 31 (1.89%) C++
9 18 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 14 (0.86%) PHP
12 11 (0.67%) Go
13 8 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.49%) Ruby
14 4 (0.24%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.24%) F#
14 4 (0.24%) Groovy
15 3 (0.18%) ES6
15 3 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 169 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 155 (9.47%) Degree
3 111 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 73 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (3.73%) TOGAF Certification
6 52 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (2.93%) CISSP
8 47 (2.87%) CCNA
9 36 (2.20%) MCSE
10 33 (2.02%) CCNP
11 29 (1.77%) AWS Certification
11 29 (1.77%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.10%) CISA
12 18 (1.10%) CISM
13 16 (0.98%) CCIE
13 16 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
14 14 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.61%) CCDP
16 8 (0.49%) CRISC
17 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (2.87%) NIST
3 45 (2.75%) NCSC
4 32 (1.95%) GDPR
5 31 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 26 (1.59%) QA
7 23 (1.41%) PCI DSS
8 22 (1.34%) Data Quality
9 21 (1.28%) JSP 440
10 17 (1.04%) COBIT
11 16 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 14 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
13 12 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.67%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.61%) SLA
16 9 (0.55%) GAMP
16 9 (0.55%) HIPAA
17 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 4 (0.24%) RMADS
19 2 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 92 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 85 (5.19%) Docker
3 69 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.98%) XenApp
6 9 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.49%) Firmware
8 7 (0.43%) vSphere
8 7 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.18%) NDS
10 3 (0.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.18%) Varnish
10 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.12%) KVM
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.061%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.061%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 119 (7.27%) Kubernetes
2 75 (4.58%) Terraform
3 44 (2.69%) Ansible
4 38 (2.32%) SCCM
5 37 (2.26%) Puppet
6 36 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.86%) MIIS
9 10 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.49%) Nessus
11 7 (0.43%) Core Impact
11 7 (0.43%) Nexpose
12 6 (0.37%) Salt
13 5 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.18%) CASB
15 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
16 2 (0.12%) PTC Integrity
16 2 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 368 (22.48%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.67%) Oracle
3 93 (5.68%) VMware
4 83 (5.07%) Cisco
5 58 (3.54%) Google
6 56 (3.42%) SAP
7 53 (3.24%) Databricks
8 51 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (2.38%) IBM
10 35 (2.14%) Juniper
11 33 (2.02%) MuleSoft
12 30 (1.83%) Sparx
13 25 (1.53%) Citrix
13 25 (1.53%) HP
14 23 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.16%) Dell
15 19 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.04%) Atlassian
16 17 (1.04%) EMC
17 16 (0.98%) Avaya