Period
to 15 July 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 60 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,951 4,683 4,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.72% 4.68% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 4.83% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,872 3,425 3,122
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £66,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.87% +2.69%
10th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £78,250 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +4.33% +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 80,470 96,929 98,450
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.89% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 63,353 78,491 81,115
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 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
South East +3 1,240 £75,000 +7.14% 254
North of England -16 800 £70,000 - 160
Midlands +8 780 £67,000 -4.29% 136
West Midlands +10 586 £65,000 -3.70% 105
South West +7 478 £65,000 -6.47% 84
North West -7 451 £70,000 - 92
East of England +21 384 £75,000 +7.14% 78
Yorkshire -43 269 £65,250 -6.79% 61
Scotland -14 239 £65,000 - 35
East Midlands +5 184 £67,250 -13.23% 30
North East +15 80 £65,000 +4.00% 7
Wales -11 39 £57,500 -4.17% 20
Northern Ireland -6 28 £70,000 +16.67% 4
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 UK excluding London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,200 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,117 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 878 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 869 (21.99%) Microsoft
5 801 (20.27%) TOGAF
6 682 (17.26%) Finance
7 568 (14.38%) Presales
8 546 (13.82%) Java
9 530 (13.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 523 (13.24%) IT Strategy
11 514 (13.01%) Degree
12 511 (12.93%) DevOps
13 474 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 463 (11.72%) SQL
15 412 (10.43%) .NET
16 409 (10.35%) Migration
17 395 (10.00%) SOA
18 391 (9.90%) Data Centre
19 385 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 384 (9.72%) VMware
20 384 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
21 375 (9.49%) Cisco
22 370 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
23 368 (9.31%) Architectural Design
24 364 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
25 363 (9.19%) Project Management
26 359 (9.09%) Security Architecture
27 353 (8.93%) Windows
28 350 (8.86%) C#
29 329 (8.33%) Microservices

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 94 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.47%) Confluence
3 51 (1.29%) Apache
4 47 (1.19%) IIS
5 42 (1.06%) CMS
5 42 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 41 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 37 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 35 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.86%) Apache Spark
10 26 (0.66%) JBoss
11 21 (0.53%) Skype for Business
12 18 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.33%) NetWeaver
15 11 (0.28%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.28%) Drupal
15 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 20 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.025%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.025%) CATIA
8 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.025%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.025%) InVision
8 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.025%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 77 (1.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 43 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 27 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (0.51%) SAP CRM
4 20 (0.51%) SAP SCM
5 18 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.46%) SAP EWM
5 18 (0.46%) SAP MM
5 18 (0.46%) SAP PP
6 14 (0.35%) SAP SD
7 13 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.30%) Avolution ABACUS
8 12 (0.30%) SAP APO
8 12 (0.30%) SAP WM
9 11 (0.28%) SAP QM
10 8 (0.20%) SAP GRC
11 7 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,117 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 878 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 283 (7.16%) PaaS
4 248 (6.28%) SaaS
5 239 (6.05%) IaaS
6 232 (5.87%) Office 365
7 198 (5.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 111 (2.81%) Serverless
9 74 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 72 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
11 62 (1.57%) Power Platform
12 42 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 35 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
18 22 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 22 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (0.53%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 260 (6.58%) Firewall
2 257 (6.50%) WAN
3 170 (4.30%) LAN
4 132 (3.34%) Internet
4 132 (3.34%) Network Security
5 105 (2.66%) Unified Communications
6 92 (2.33%) DNS
7 91 (2.30%) Wireless
8 75 (1.90%) VPN
9 72 (1.82%) VoIP
10 60 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
11 59 (1.49%) SAN
12 55 (1.39%) MPLS
13 54 (1.37%) DHCP
14 49 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
14 49 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (1.19%) BGP
16 41 (1.04%) OSPF
17 36 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
17 36 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 260 (6.58%) Big Data
3 185 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 140 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 105 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 85 (2.15%) MySQL
7 84 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 75 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 68 (1.72%) Data Lake
10 59 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 58 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 57 (1.44%) DB2
13 55 (1.39%) Power BI
14 46 (1.16%) SAP HANA
15 44 (1.11%) Oracle Database
16 42 (1.06%) GIS
16 42 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 42 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
18 33 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 130 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 110 (2.78%) JIRA
3 66 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 62 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 61 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 33 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (0.73%) MSI
9 22 (0.56%) Selenium
10 21 (0.53%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.43%) WebDriver
12 16 (0.40%) Maven
13 12 (0.30%) ProC
13 12 (0.30%) SonarQube
14 11 (0.28%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.28%) Bower
14 11 (0.28%) ERwin
14 11 (0.28%) Grunt
14 11 (0.28%) gulp
15 10 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 682 (17.26%) Finance
2 294 (7.44%) Retail
3 207 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 167 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 154 (3.90%) Banking
6 139 (3.52%) Marketing
7 55 (1.39%) Legal
8 38 (0.96%) Local Government
9 36 (0.91%) Electronics
9 36 (0.91%) Games
10 35 (0.89%) Military
11 34 (0.86%) Publishing
12 33 (0.84%) Automotive
13 31 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.68%) Advertising
15 26 (0.66%) German Language
15 26 (0.66%) Italian Language
16 24 (0.61%) Billing
17 22 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.48%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (10.43%) .NET
2 317 (8.02%) Web Services
3 166 (4.20%) AngularJS
4 124 (3.14%) Node.js
5 119 (3.01%) HTML
6 118 (2.99%) Middleware
7 108 (2.73%) RESTful
8 103 (2.61%) ASP.NET
9 91 (2.30%) JSON
10 84 (2.13%) REST
11 82 (2.08%) React
12 79 (2.00%) XML
13 72 (1.82%) .NET Core
14 71 (1.80%) Spring
15 66 (1.67%) CSS
16 65 (1.65%) SOAP
17 61 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 51 (1.29%) .NET Framework
19 47 (1.19%) XSLT
20 38 (0.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 391 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 364 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 279 (7.06%) Public Cloud
4 246 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 204 (5.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 181 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
7 170 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
8 141 (3.57%) User Experience
9 91 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
10 89 (2.25%) Private Cloud
11 78 (1.97%) CESG
12 62 (1.57%) Internet of Things
13 53 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 44 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 42 (1.06%) Cloud Native
16 41 (1.04%) Data Structures
17 40 (1.01%) Client/Server
17 40 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
18 37 (0.94%) Mainframe
19 36 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 353 (8.93%) Windows
2 323 (8.18%) Linux
3 136 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 109 (2.76%) Unix
5 78 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 41 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 27 (0.68%) Android
9 23 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.48%) AIX
11 17 (0.43%) Solaris
12 13 (0.33%) CentOS
12 13 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
18 3 (0.076%) SUSE
19 2 (0.051%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,200 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (20.27%) TOGAF
3 568 (14.38%) Presales
4 530 (13.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 523 (13.24%) IT Strategy
6 511 (12.93%) DevOps
7 409 (10.35%) Migration
8 395 (10.00%) SOA
9 385 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 384 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
11 370 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
12 368 (9.31%) Architectural Design
13 363 (9.19%) Project Management
14 359 (9.09%) Security Architecture
15 329 (8.33%) Microservices
16 325 (8.23%) Mentoring
17 320 (8.10%) Information Security
18 311 (7.87%) ITIL
19 303 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
20 289 (7.31%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 546 (13.82%) Java
2 463 (11.72%) SQL
3 350 (8.86%) C#
4 256 (6.48%) JavaScript
5 216 (5.47%) Python
6 203 (5.14%) C
7 153 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 135 (3.42%) C++
9 78 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 48 (1.21%) Scala
11 47 (1.19%) PHP
12 45 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 36 (0.91%) Ruby
14 32 (0.81%) Perl
15 26 (0.66%) ABAP
16 24 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.61%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.40%) R
19 14 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 514 (13.01%) Degree
2 474 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 264 (6.68%) SC Cleared
4 234 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 168 (4.25%) CISSP
6 165 (4.18%) TOGAF Certification
7 135 (3.42%) CCNP
8 130 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 89 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 88 (2.23%) CISM
11 74 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
12 71 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 69 (1.75%) CCIE
13 69 (1.75%) MCSE
14 65 (1.65%) CCDP
15 63 (1.59%) AWS Certification
15 63 (1.59%) CCNA
16 41 (1.04%) CISA
17 38 (0.96%) CEH
18 31 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.90%) GDPR
2 110 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (2.43%) QA
4 83 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 66 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 60 (1.52%) JSP 440
7 54 (1.37%) NIST
8 53 (1.34%) HMG Infosec
9 52 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 48 (1.21%) SLA
11 33 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 31 (0.78%) COBIT
13 23 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 22 (0.56%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 14 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 14 (0.35%) NCSC
17 12 (0.30%) PMO
17 12 (0.30%) RMADS
18 11 (0.28%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 288 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 265 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (3.19%) Docker
4 104 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 47 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (0.89%) XenApp
9 32 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 27 (0.68%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.38%) vSphere
12 14 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.18%) Firmware
16 7 (0.18%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.18%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
18 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 128 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 116 (2.94%) SCCM
3 76 (1.92%) SCOM
4 52 (1.32%) Ansible
5 39 (0.99%) vRealize
6 37 (0.94%) Puppet
6 37 (0.94%) vCenter Server
7 33 (0.84%) Terraform
8 29 (0.73%) IBM BigFix
9 24 (0.61%) SCVMM
10 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (0.51%) SCOrch
11 19 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (0.33%) FortiGate
13 13 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.30%) Netcool
15 9 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (0.23%) Nessus
15 9 (0.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 869 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 384 (9.72%) VMware
3 375 (9.49%) Cisco
4 294 (7.44%) SAP
5 268 (6.78%) Oracle
6 177 (4.48%) Citrix
6 177 (4.48%) Google
7 102 (2.58%) Juniper
8 97 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
9 96 (2.43%) IBM
10 84 (2.13%) Sparx
11 65 (1.65%) F5
12 57 (1.44%) CheckPoint
13 56 (1.42%) Aruba
14 54 (1.37%) HP
15 53 (1.34%) NetApp
16 52 (1.32%) EMC
17 45 (1.14%) Tableau
18 44 (1.11%) Palo Alto
19 42 (1.06%) Dell