Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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

Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 58 52
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 9,566 8,754 10,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.57% 5.09% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 5.29% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7,141 6,706 7,907
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £69,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.92% - +4.00%

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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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
England +14 8,837 £76,500 +5.52% 1,126
London +3 4,551 £82,500 +3.13% 532
UK excluding London +7 4,530 £69,500 +6.92% 655
South East +11 1,354 £70,000 +3.70% 183
North of England +17 1,116 £70,000 +7.69% 154
Midlands +6 790 £70,000 +12.00% 116
North West +32 587 £70,000 +7.69% 83
West Midlands +3 574 £67,500 +8.00% 80
East of England +9 509 £70,000 +3.70% 72
South West -4 444 £67,500 +1.12% 68
Yorkshire +3 436 £70,000 +4.48% 53
Scotland +20 326 £65,000 -3.70% 40
East Midlands +10 217 £75,000 +15.38% 36
North East +22 91 £65,000 +28.71% 18
Wales +1 57 £60,000 +4.35% 15
Northern Ireland -5 18 £61,250 +22.50% 6
Channel Islands - 6 £75,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2,725 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2,188 (22.87%) Finance
3 2,109 (22.05%) Microsoft
4 1,996 (20.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,771 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
6 1,640 (17.14%) Java
7 1,483 (15.50%) TOGAF
8 1,329 (13.89%) Presales
9 1,248 (13.05%) .NET
10 1,207 (12.62%) SQL
11 1,100 (11.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1,083 (11.32%) Degree
13 943 (9.86%) C#
14 934 (9.76%) DevOps
15 932 (9.74%) Big Data
16 912 (9.53%) SOA
17 891 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 876 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
19 870 (9.09%) SQL Server
20 867 (9.06%) Oracle
21 853 (8.92%) Windows
22 848 (8.86%) Migration
23 828 (8.66%) Microservices
24 793 (8.29%) Analytics
25 790 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
26 773 (8.08%) IT Strategy
27 769 (8.04%) Web Services
28 763 (7.98%) Cisco
29 762 (7.97%) Data Centre
30 753 (7.87%) JavaScript

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
1 296 (3.09%) Apache Spark
2 226 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 148 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 135 (1.41%) Apache
5 133 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 128 (1.34%) CMS
7 119 (1.24%) IIS
8 111 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 92 (0.96%) JBoss
10 91 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 87 (0.91%) SAS
12 80 (0.84%) OpenStack
13 74 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
14 64 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 63 (0.66%) Confluence
16 53 (0.55%) Apache Solr
17 49 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 43 (0.45%) WebLogic
19 42 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
20 38 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 93 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.15%) InVision
7 10 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.094%) Simulink
9 8 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.052%) Weka
11 2 (0.021%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.021%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.010%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.010%) Revit
12 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 338 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 141 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 93 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
4 85 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
5 43 (0.45%) SAP SCM
6 36 (0.38%) SAP CRM
7 32 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 31 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 26 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 24 (0.25%) SAP FI
11 22 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
11 22 (0.23%) SAP CO
11 22 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
12 20 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 19 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
14 18 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
15 17 (0.18%) Magento
15 17 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
16 16 (0.17%) SAP APO
16 16 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,996 (20.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,771 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
3 684 (7.15%) PaaS
4 665 (6.95%) IaaS
5 590 (6.17%) SaaS
6 481 (5.03%) Office 365
7 335 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 236 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
9 224 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
10 129 (1.35%) Serverless
11 114 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
12 83 (0.87%) Bluemix
13 74 (0.77%) Force.com
14 71 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
15 66 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 59 (0.62%) Amazon S3
17 52 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
18 44 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
19 41 (0.43%) GitHub
19 41 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 440 (4.60%) Firewall
2 395 (4.13%) WAN
3 342 (3.58%) Network Security
4 327 (3.42%) LAN
5 282 (2.95%) Wireless
6 188 (1.97%) Internet
7 176 (1.84%) DNS
8 174 (1.82%) HTTP
9 162 (1.69%) SAN
10 161 (1.68%) VPN
11 119 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 104 (1.09%) DHCP
13 102 (1.07%) NetScaler
14 100 (1.05%) TCP/IP
15 87 (0.91%) MPLS
16 80 (0.84%) WLAN
17 67 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
18 62 (0.65%) SSL
19 60 (0.63%) Cisco Wireless
20 56 (0.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 932 (9.74%) Big Data
2 870 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 538 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
4 452 (4.73%) NoSQL
5 428 (4.47%) Hadoop
6 238 (2.49%) MySQL
7 229 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 201 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 198 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 153 (1.60%) Apache Hive
10 153 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 151 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 145 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 132 (1.38%) Power BI
14 131 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 130 (1.36%) Data Lake
16 109 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 106 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
18 88 (0.92%) SAP HANA
19 86 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 312 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 258 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 161 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 159 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 152 (1.59%) JIRA
6 117 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 110 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 105 (1.10%) Maven
9 73 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
10 70 (0.73%) Selenium
11 69 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 57 (0.60%) JUnit
13 56 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 55 (0.57%) ERwin
15 44 (0.46%) Subversion
16 42 (0.44%) Gradle
16 42 (0.44%) webpack
17 41 (0.43%) gulp
18 36 (0.38%) Grunt
19 31 (0.32%) PostCSS
General
1 2,188 (22.87%) Finance
2 709 (7.41%) Retail
3 541 (5.66%) Banking
4 374 (3.91%) Marketing
5 361 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 330 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 241 (2.52%) Advertising
8 131 (1.37%) Legal
9 127 (1.33%) Publishing
10 86 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 82 (0.86%) Back Office
12 70 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 69 (0.72%) Front Office
14 63 (0.66%) Games
14 63 (0.66%) German Language
15 59 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 54 (0.56%) Billing
17 51 (0.53%) Italian Language
18 50 (0.52%) Automotive
19 47 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,248 (13.05%) .NET
2 769 (8.04%) Web Services
3 541 (5.66%) HTML
4 447 (4.67%) REST
5 435 (4.55%) Middleware
6 389 (4.07%) CSS
7 371 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 362 (3.78%) XML
9 331 (3.46%) Node.js
10 308 (3.22%) ASP.NET
11 293 (3.06%) Spring
12 262 (2.74%) JSON
13 257 (2.69%) J2EE
14 243 (2.54%) SOAP
15 227 (2.37%) Kafka
16 201 (2.10%) RESTful
17 198 (2.07%) React
18 155 (1.62%) .NET Framework
19 151 (1.58%) HTML5
20 126 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 790 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 762 (7.97%) Data Centre
3 431 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 424 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
5 330 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 329 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 268 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 263 (2.75%) User Experience
9 226 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
10 218 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 211 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 183 (1.91%) Fintech
13 129 (1.35%) Virtual Team
14 113 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 94 (0.98%) Mainframe
16 90 (0.94%) PKI
17 85 (0.89%) Data Structures
18 78 (0.82%) Cloud Native
19 77 (0.80%) Algorithms
20 76 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 853 (8.92%) Windows
2 644 (6.73%) Linux
3 311 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 221 (2.31%) Unix
5 193 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 162 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 126 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 83 (0.87%) Android
10 81 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 68 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (0.54%) Solaris
13 51 (0.53%) AIX
14 23 (0.24%) CentOS
15 20 (0.21%) HPUX
16 17 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.18%) VMS
17 11 (0.11%) Kali Linux
17 11 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,725 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,483 (15.50%) TOGAF
3 1,329 (13.89%) Presales
4 1,100 (11.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 934 (9.76%) DevOps
6 912 (9.53%) SOA
7 891 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 876 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
9 848 (8.86%) Migration
10 828 (8.66%) Microservices
11 793 (8.29%) Analytics
12 773 (8.08%) IT Strategy
13 752 (7.86%) Mentoring
14 736 (7.69%) CRM
15 714 (7.46%) Project Management
16 712 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
17 706 (7.38%) SDLC
18 698 (7.30%) Data Modelling
19 643 (6.72%) Scrum
20 613 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1,640 (17.14%) Java
2 1,207 (12.62%) SQL
3 943 (9.86%) C#
4 753 (7.87%) JavaScript
5 562 (5.87%) Python
6 344 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 231 (2.41%) C++
8 197 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 192 (2.01%) C
10 148 (1.55%) Scala
11 127 (1.33%) Ruby
12 118 (1.23%) PHP
13 114 (1.19%) Go
14 84 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 82 (0.86%) Java 8
16 81 (0.85%) R
17 78 (0.82%) Apex Code
18 64 (0.67%) Perl
19 55 (0.57%) Shell Script
20 46 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,083 (11.32%) Degree
2 495 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 454 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
4 341 (3.56%) CISSP
5 313 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 298 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 280 (2.93%) TOGAF Certification
8 260 (2.72%) CCNP
9 241 (2.52%) CCIE
10 224 (2.34%) MCSE
11 188 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 184 (1.92%) CISM
13 165 (1.72%) CCDP
14 128 (1.34%) CCNA
15 93 (0.97%) CEH
16 88 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
17 87 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 85 (0.89%) CISA
19 83 (0.87%) AWS Certification
20 76 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (2.92%) QA
2 226 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 220 (2.30%) GDPR
4 187 (1.95%) Data Quality
5 128 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 112 (1.17%) COBIT
7 101 (1.06%) GCP
8 44 (0.46%) PMO
9 42 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 34 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 34 (0.36%) SLA
11 31 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (0.24%) WCAG
13 21 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 19 (0.20%) JSP 440
15 17 (0.18%) HIPAA
16 16 (0.17%) GPG13
16 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 13 (0.14%) SEPA
18 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 563 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 444 (4.64%) Docker
3 437 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 276 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 123 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 108 (1.13%) VMware NSX
8 107 (1.12%) vSphere
9 101 (1.06%) XenApp
10 93 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 57 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 45 (0.47%) Apache Flume
13 44 (0.46%) HDFS
14 42 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
15 29 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
16 26 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 23 (0.24%) NFS
18 16 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 16 (0.17%) BitLocker
19 14 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 267 (2.79%) Puppet
2 214 (2.24%) Ansible
3 200 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 196 (2.05%) SCCM
5 194 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 93 (0.97%) Terraform
8 71 (0.74%) SCOrch
9 61 (0.64%) SCOM
10 60 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 58 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 52 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 50 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
14 36 (0.38%) vRealize
15 34 (0.36%) Salt
16 33 (0.34%) Oozie
17 29 (0.30%) CASB
17 29 (0.30%) logstash
18 26 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
18 26 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2,109 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 867 (9.06%) Oracle
3 763 (7.98%) Cisco
4 746 (7.80%) VMware
5 647 (6.76%) SAP
6 511 (5.34%) Google
7 435 (4.55%) IBM
8 327 (3.42%) Citrix
9 289 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
10 241 (2.52%) Juniper
11 240 (2.51%) F5
12 213 (2.23%) EMC
13 193 (2.02%) NetApp
14 172 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 150 (1.57%) hybris
16 147 (1.54%) Splunk
17 139 (1.45%) Dell
18 137 (1.43%) HP
19 120 (1.25%) Fortinet
20 119 (1.24%) Red Hat