Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 70 52
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,668 4,128 5,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.26% 4.11% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.46% 4.24% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,386 3,153 3,706
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £52,250 £49,750 £48,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £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 85,467 97,337 103,443
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.94% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 67,772 79,601 85,115
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +23 1,427 £70,000 +2.19% 227
Midlands +28 962 £70,000 +3.70% 156
North of England -8 850 £70,000 +7.69% 180
West Midlands +22 763 £69,250 +2.59% 113
South West +56 579 £67,500 +3.85% 102
North West -10 441 £70,000 +7.69% 102
East of England +27 438 £75,000 +7.14% 67
Scotland +29 361 £65,035 +0.05% 52
Yorkshire -4 354 £65,000 - 56
East Midlands +28 197 £75,000 +15.38% 42
Wales +49 107 £65,000 +13.04% 21
North East +10 76 £70,000 +16.67% 22
Northern Ireland -9 26 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1,373 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,045 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,006 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
4 905 (19.39%) Microsoft
5 854 (18.29%) TOGAF
6 830 (17.78%) Finance
7 709 (15.19%) Java
8 689 (14.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 609 (13.05%) Presales
10 525 (11.25%) SQL
10 525 (11.25%) Degree
11 519 (11.12%) IT Strategy
12 505 (10.82%) SOA
13 440 (9.43%) .NET
14 421 (9.02%) Data Centre
15 415 (8.89%) DevOps
16 414 (8.87%) Big Data
17 413 (8.85%) Microservices
18 400 (8.57%) Web Services
19 398 (8.53%) C#
19 398 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
20 385 (8.25%) Windows
20 385 (8.25%) VMware
21 383 (8.20%) Security Cleared
22 376 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
23 370 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
24 358 (7.67%) Cisco
25 357 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
26 350 (7.50%) Data Modelling
27 349 (7.48%) Migration

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
1 119 (2.55%) Apache Spark
2 91 (1.95%) Apache
3 65 (1.39%) CMS
3 65 (1.39%) JBoss
4 64 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 60 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.11%) Confluence
7 49 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 40 (0.86%) WebSphere
10 38 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 34 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.56%) IIS
14 25 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.41%) MQSeries
15 19 (0.41%) SAS
16 18 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
17 17 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 70 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.26%) Simulink
7 2 (0.043%) Revit
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.021%) InVision
8 1 (0.021%) Maya
8 1 (0.021%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 72 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.81%) SAP CRM
4 36 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
5 18 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.28%) Teamcenter
8 12 (0.26%) SAP GRC
9 11 (0.24%) Maximo
9 11 (0.24%) SAP SCM
10 10 (0.21%) SAP APO
10 10 (0.21%) SAP QM
11 9 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.17%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.15%) SAP HCM
13 7 (0.15%) SAP SD
13 7 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,045 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,006 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
3 316 (6.77%) PaaS
4 290 (6.21%) IaaS
5 276 (5.91%) SaaS
6 238 (5.10%) Office 365
7 174 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 157 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
9 89 (1.91%) Serverless
10 88 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 76 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 71 (1.52%) Amazon S3
13 61 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
14 54 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 50 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
15 50 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
16 46 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
17 41 (0.88%) GitHub
18 34 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
19 30 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 293 (6.28%) Firewall
2 239 (5.12%) WAN
3 195 (4.18%) Network Security
4 160 (3.43%) LAN
5 144 (3.08%) Internet
6 114 (2.44%) Wireless
7 103 (2.21%) DNS
8 96 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 86 (1.84%) Unified Communications
10 66 (1.41%) VPN
11 61 (1.31%) MPLS
12 57 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
13 55 (1.18%) BGP
14 52 (1.11%) DHCP
15 46 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (0.92%) SAN
17 42 (0.90%) VLAN
18 38 (0.81%) VSAN
19 34 (0.73%) OSPF
20 30 (0.64%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (8.87%) Big Data
2 328 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 272 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 203 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 190 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 179 (3.83%) Hadoop
7 139 (2.98%) MySQL
8 124 (2.66%) RDBMS
9 120 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
10 91 (1.95%) MongoDB
11 88 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
12 68 (1.46%) DB2
13 65 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
14 61 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 57 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 54 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 52 (1.11%) Data Lake
18 48 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
19 46 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
20 43 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 135 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 106 (2.27%) JIRA
3 105 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 58 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 50 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (0.88%) Maven
7 36 (0.77%) Selenium
8 33 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 32 (0.69%) JUnit
10 22 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 21 (0.45%) ERwin
12 20 (0.43%) TeamCity
13 18 (0.39%) WebDriver
14 15 (0.32%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
15 14 (0.30%) Mockito
15 14 (0.30%) Moq
15 14 (0.30%) MSTest
General
1 830 (17.78%) Finance
2 291 (6.23%) Retail
3 262 (5.61%) Marketing
4 189 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 181 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 158 (3.38%) Banking
7 95 (2.04%) Electronics
8 59 (1.26%) Publishing
9 57 (1.22%) Advertising
10 51 (1.09%) Legal
11 42 (0.90%) Law
12 40 (0.86%) Aerospace
12 40 (0.86%) Automotive
13 28 (0.60%) Military
14 24 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 23 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 20 (0.43%) French Language
17 17 (0.36%) Billing
17 17 (0.36%) Local Government
18 16 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (9.43%) .NET
2 400 (8.57%) Web Services
3 224 (4.80%) HTML
4 193 (4.13%) AngularJS
5 165 (3.53%) XML
6 162 (3.47%) Middleware
7 153 (3.28%) REST
8 135 (2.89%) Spring
9 133 (2.85%) CSS
10 122 (2.61%) Node.js
11 109 (2.34%) J2EE
12 107 (2.29%) ASP.NET
13 103 (2.21%) SOAP
14 95 (2.04%) Kafka
15 89 (1.91%) HTML5
16 82 (1.76%) JSON
17 78 (1.67%) RESTful
18 77 (1.65%) React
19 74 (1.59%) .NET Framework
20 70 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 421 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 333 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 213 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 207 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
5 202 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
5 202 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 181 (3.88%) Public Cloud
7 114 (2.44%) User Experience
8 111 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 103 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 62 (1.33%) Cloud Native
11 61 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 56 (1.20%) Internet of Things
13 52 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 45 (0.96%) PKI
15 42 (0.90%) Mainframe
16 38 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.71%) Fintech
17 33 (0.71%) FMCG
18 32 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 385 (8.25%) Windows
2 321 (6.88%) Linux
3 139 (2.98%) Windows Server
4 122 (2.61%) Unix
5 97 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 52 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (0.69%) AIX
10 29 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.60%) Android
12 21 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 21 (0.45%) CentOS
13 16 (0.34%) Solaris
13 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.13%) HPUX
17 3 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.043%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,373 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 854 (18.29%) TOGAF
3 689 (14.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 609 (13.05%) Presales
5 519 (11.12%) IT Strategy
6 505 (10.82%) SOA
7 415 (8.89%) DevOps
8 413 (8.85%) Microservices
9 398 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
10 376 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 370 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
12 357 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
13 350 (7.50%) Data Modelling
14 349 (7.48%) Migration
15 338 (7.24%) Project Management
16 335 (7.18%) Scrum
17 331 (7.09%) Mentoring
18 313 (6.71%) ITIL
19 296 (6.34%) CRM
20 286 (6.13%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 709 (15.19%) Java
2 525 (11.25%) SQL
3 398 (8.53%) C#
4 300 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 198 (4.24%) Python
6 150 (3.21%) C++
7 137 (2.93%) C
8 99 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 79 (1.69%) Scala
10 78 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 72 (1.54%) PHP
12 67 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.11%) Java 8
14 46 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 32 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 31 (0.66%) Ruby
17 25 (0.54%) Go
18 20 (0.43%) X++
19 15 (0.32%) Perl
20 14 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 525 (11.25%) Degree
2 383 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 215 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 195 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
5 192 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 173 (3.71%) CISSP
7 165 (3.53%) TOGAF Certification
8 164 (3.51%) MCSE
9 127 (2.72%) CCNP
10 88 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 82 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 78 (1.67%) MCSA
13 75 (1.61%) CCIE
14 64 (1.37%) AWS Certification
15 51 (1.09%) CCDP
16 48 (1.03%) CISM
17 47 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 42 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
18 42 (0.90%) Master's Degree
19 40 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (4.50%) GDPR
2 137 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 130 (2.78%) QA
4 93 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 57 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 53 (1.14%) SLA
7 43 (0.92%) COBIT
8 32 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 16 (0.34%) RMADS
11 14 (0.30%) GPG13
12 12 (0.26%) BS7799
12 12 (0.26%) ISO 26262
12 12 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.17%) PA-DSS
13 8 (0.17%) PMO
14 7 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
15 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 273 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 268 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 193 (4.13%) Docker
4 101 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 74 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 57 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (0.90%) vSphere
8 39 (0.84%) VMware NSX
9 33 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 24 (0.51%) XenApp
13 22 (0.47%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.21%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 6 (0.13%) vCloud
18 5 (0.11%) Firmware
18 5 (0.11%) GPFS
18 5 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 105 (2.25%) SCCM
2 104 (2.23%) Kubernetes
3 90 (1.93%) Puppet
4 89 (1.91%) Ansible
5 68 (1.46%) SCOM
6 53 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (1.07%) vRealize
8 40 (0.86%) SCVMM
9 37 (0.79%) Terraform
10 25 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (0.49%) Kibana
12 21 (0.45%) logstash
13 20 (0.43%) SCOrch
14 16 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (0.21%) AirWatch
18 9 (0.19%) Packer
19 8 (0.17%) Rancher
19 8 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 905 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 385 (8.25%) VMware
3 358 (7.67%) Cisco
4 334 (7.16%) Oracle
5 320 (6.86%) SAP
6 195 (4.18%) Google
7 168 (3.60%) Citrix
8 134 (2.87%) Juniper
9 98 (2.10%) IBM
10 78 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 77 (1.65%) F5
12 62 (1.33%) EMC
12 62 (1.33%) NetApp
13 61 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 59 (1.26%) hybris
15 57 (1.22%) Fortinet
16 55 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
17 43 (0.92%) HP
18 37 (0.79%) Tableau
19 36 (0.77%) MuleSoft