Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Application Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1062 937 1049
Rank change year-on-year -125 +112 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Architect 149 287 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126 260 219
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £49,250 £52,922 £45,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Architect.

Salary trend for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Architect in the UK

Applications Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -89 143 £65,000 -7.14% 9
UK excluding London -25 78 £65,000 - 11
London -57 69 £75,000 -9.09% 2
Midlands +45 29 £55,000 -4.35% 3
West Midlands +27 25 £56,000 +1.82% 1
North of England +20 17 £67,500 +33.00% 3
South East -14 13 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South West +19 9 £66,250 +1.92%
North West -12 9 £65,000 -23.53% 1
East of England -7 7 £70,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +33 4 £51,250 -12.77% 2
Yorkshire +25 4 £67,500 +15.88% 1
North East +2 4 £90,000 +80.00% 1
Scotland -11 3 £70,000 +24.44% 2

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Applications Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 47 (31.54%) Finance
2 43 (28.86%) Java
3 39 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.81%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (20.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (19.46%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (18.79%) Microservices
8 27 (18.12%) Banking
9 26 (17.45%) .NET
9 26 (17.45%) DevOps
10 25 (16.78%) Degree
11 24 (16.11%) Open Source
12 22 (14.77%) SaaS
12 22 (14.77%) SQL
13 19 (12.75%) C#
13 19 (12.75%) SOA
13 19 (12.75%) Scrum
14 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
14 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
14 18 (12.08%) PaaS
15 17 (11.41%) HTML5
15 17 (11.41%) HTML
15 17 (11.41%) Mentoring
16 16 (10.74%) Docker
16 16 (10.74%) REST
16 16 (10.74%) SDLC
17 15 (10.07%) SAP
18 14 (9.40%) CSS
18 14 (9.40%) Oracle
18 14 (9.40%) N-Tier

Applications Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (2.68%) Apache
1 4 (2.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.34%) Mule
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Geronimo
3 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.67%) JBoss
3 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.67%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.81%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (20.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.77%) SaaS
4 18 (12.08%) PaaS
5 4 (2.68%) IaaS
6 3 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.67%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Office 365
7 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.01%) Firewall
2 3 (2.01%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) Big Data
2 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.03%) MySQL
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.01%) Redis
6 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.34%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.68%) Maven
4 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.34%) JUnit
5 2 (1.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.67%) Ant
6 1 (0.67%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.67%) Cobertura
6 1 (0.67%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.67%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.67%) Hudson
6 1 (0.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.67%) jMock
6 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.67%) Mockito
6 1 (0.67%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (31.54%) Finance
2 27 (18.12%) Banking
3 10 (6.71%) Retail
4 9 (6.04%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.36%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.01%) Billing
6 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.45%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) HTML
2 17 (11.41%) HTML5
3 16 (10.74%) REST
4 14 (9.40%) CSS
4 14 (9.40%) Middleware
5 12 (8.05%) CSS3
5 12 (8.05%) SOAP
6 10 (6.71%) J2EE
6 10 (6.71%) Node.js
7 9 (6.04%) Java EE
7 9 (6.04%) PhoneGap
8 8 (5.37%) Spring
8 8 (5.37%) Spring Cloud
9 7 (4.70%) Web Services
10 5 (3.36%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.36%) XML
11 4 (2.68%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (2.68%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.46%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (9.40%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.40%) N-Tier
3 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.72%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.38%) Cloud Native
5 7 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.68%) Fintech
7 4 (2.68%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.01%) FlexPod
8 3 (2.01%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Linux
2 7 (4.70%) Windows
3 5 (3.36%) Unix
4 4 (2.68%) CentOS
5 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Android
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.79%) Microservices
3 26 (17.45%) DevOps
4 24 (16.11%) Open Source
5 19 (12.75%) Scrum
5 19 (12.75%) SOA
6 17 (11.41%) Mentoring
7 16 (10.74%) SDLC
8 14 (9.40%) Project Management
8 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (9.40%) TOGAF
9 13 (8.72%) ERP
9 13 (8.72%) Migration
10 12 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.05%) Data Modelling
10 12 (8.05%) Service Design
11 11 (7.38%) IT Strategy
11 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.71%) Prototyping
12 10 (6.71%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.86%) Java
2 22 (14.77%) SQL
3 19 (12.75%) C#
4 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.71%) Python
6 9 (6.04%) C++
7 8 (5.37%) C
8 6 (4.03%) PHP
9 5 (3.36%) Go
9 5 (3.36%) Ruby
10 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.68%) Perl
11 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (16.78%) Degree
2 8 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.68%) CISSP
3 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.01%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.34%) CISA
5 2 (1.34%) CISM
5 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.67%) GCED
6 1 (0.67%) GCFA
6 1 (0.67%) GPEN
6 1 (0.67%) GPPA
6 1 (0.67%) GSNA
6 1 (0.67%) GSSP-JAVA
6 1 (0.67%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.01%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (1.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) COBIT
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) NIST 800
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.67%) XenApp
3 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.67%) MOM
2 1 (0.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.07%) SAP
3 14 (9.40%) Oracle
4 13 (8.72%) Google
5 11 (7.38%) IBM
6 9 (6.04%) Appcelerator
7 4 (2.68%) JDA
7 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.01%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.01%) VMware
9 2 (1.34%) Citrix
9 2 (1.34%) IFS
9 2 (1.34%) Misys
9 2 (1.34%) Remedy
9 2 (1.34%) Sage
9 2 (1.34%) Unisys
10 1 (0.67%) CA
10 1 (0.67%) Lumension
10 1 (0.67%) Splunk