Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 58 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 9,366 8,880 10,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.54% 5.01% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 5.22% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6,764 6,707 7,965
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +2.86%
10th Percentile £55,000 £51,401 £51,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% +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 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 8,616 £75,000 +3.45% 1,137
UK excluding London +18 4,628 £70,000 +4.48% 677
London +7 4,281 £82,500 +3.13% 520
South East +17 1,360 £70,000 +3.70% 174
North of England +16 1,061 £70,000 +4.48% 142
Midlands +16 834 £70,000 +12.00% 138
West Midlands +15 611 £67,500 +8.00% 99
North West +28 577 £70,000 +4.48% 83
South West +14 523 £67,500 - 76
East of England +15 504 £72,500 +7.41% 77
Yorkshire +7 418 £70,000 +3.70% 51
Scotland +26 323 £65,000 -3.70% 52
East Midlands +14 224 £76,250 +17.31% 39
North East +12 72 £64,500 +26.47% 8
Wales +5 71 £59,000 +2.61% 11
Northern Ireland +12 21 £60,000 +2.13% 6
Channel Islands - 6 £75,000 - 1
Isle of Man +1 1 - -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2,802 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2,118 (22.61%) Finance
3 2,114 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,955 (20.87%) Microsoft
5 1,912 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1,744 (18.62%) Java
7 1,418 (15.14%) TOGAF
8 1,329 (14.19%) Presales
9 1,276 (13.62%) .NET
10 1,208 (12.90%) SQL
11 1,119 (11.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1,075 (11.48%) Degree
13 980 (10.46%) C#
13 980 (10.46%) DevOps
14 936 (9.99%) SOA
15 923 (9.85%) Microservices
16 861 (9.19%) Oracle
17 858 (9.16%) SQL Server
18 840 (8.97%) Big Data
19 830 (8.86%) Windows
20 829 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 818 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
22 816 (8.71%) JavaScript
23 792 (8.46%) Web Services
24 769 (8.21%) Migration
25 738 (7.88%) Analytics
26 730 (7.79%) Cisco
27 728 (7.77%) Data Centre
28 720 (7.69%) VMware
28 720 (7.69%) IT Strategy

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
1 256 (2.73%) Apache Spark
2 245 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 173 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 145 (1.55%) Apache
5 142 (1.52%) CMS
6 119 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 117 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 114 (1.22%) IIS
9 91 (0.97%) JBoss
10 87 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 79 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 76 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 68 (0.73%) MS Exchange
13 68 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 62 (0.66%) Confluence
15 60 (0.64%) SAS
16 56 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 54 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
18 53 (0.57%) Apache Solr
19 40 (0.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 102 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 91 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.17%) Simulink
7 13 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.14%) InVision
8 8 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.053%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.021%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.021%) SPSS
11 1 (0.011%) CATIA
11 1 (0.011%) Maya
11 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.011%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 265 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 106 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 63 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
5 46 (0.49%) SAP SCM
6 36 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 29 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 29 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 28 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 25 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 24 (0.26%) SAP APO
10 24 (0.26%) SAP QM
11 23 (0.25%) SAP FI
12 21 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 21 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
13 19 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
13 19 (0.20%) SAP MM
14 18 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
14 18 (0.19%) SAP SD
15 17 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2,114 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,912 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
3 662 (7.07%) PaaS
4 582 (6.21%) IaaS
5 522 (5.57%) SaaS
6 495 (5.29%) Office 365
7 358 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 315 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
9 190 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
10 158 (1.69%) Serverless
11 128 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
12 96 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
13 90 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 82 (0.88%) Amazon S3
15 78 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
16 63 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
17 58 (0.62%) OpenShift
18 56 (0.60%) Force.com
19 42 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
20 40 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 436 (4.66%) Firewall
2 350 (3.74%) WAN
3 334 (3.57%) Network Security
4 259 (2.77%) LAN
5 220 (2.35%) Wireless
6 206 (2.20%) Internet
7 160 (1.71%) HTTP
8 152 (1.62%) DNS
9 151 (1.61%) VPN
10 118 (1.26%) SAN
11 117 (1.25%) Unified Communications
12 105 (1.12%) TCP/IP
13 74 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (0.74%) DHCP
15 68 (0.73%) MPLS
16 67 (0.72%) WLAN
17 60 (0.64%) NetScaler
17 60 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
18 56 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
19 54 (0.58%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 858 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 840 (8.97%) Big Data
3 557 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
4 458 (4.89%) NoSQL
5 417 (4.45%) Hadoop
6 264 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 227 (2.42%) MySQL
8 192 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 185 (1.98%) MongoDB
10 160 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 147 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 143 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 126 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 124 (1.32%) Power BI
15 123 (1.31%) SAP HANA
16 122 (1.30%) Apache Hive
17 117 (1.25%) Data Lake
18 106 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 96 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
20 94 (1.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 277 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 274 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 182 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 162 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 133 (1.42%) JIRA
6 119 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 119 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 96 (1.02%) Maven
8 93 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 88 (0.94%) Selenium
10 70 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 63 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 55 (0.59%) JUnit
13 45 (0.48%) Subversion
14 40 (0.43%) ERwin
15 38 (0.41%) webpack
16 35 (0.37%) gulp
17 34 (0.36%) Gradle
18 33 (0.35%) Grunt
19 32 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 2,118 (22.61%) Finance
2 652 (6.96%) Retail
3 549 (5.86%) Banking
4 404 (4.31%) Marketing
5 322 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 289 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 194 (2.07%) Advertising
8 100 (1.07%) Publishing
9 97 (1.04%) Legal
10 96 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 74 (0.79%) Back Office
11 74 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 64 (0.68%) Electronics
12 64 (0.68%) German Language
13 63 (0.67%) Front Office
13 63 (0.67%) Law
13 63 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 61 (0.65%) Automotive
15 54 (0.58%) Games
16 50 (0.53%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,276 (13.62%) .NET
2 792 (8.46%) Web Services
3 560 (5.98%) HTML
4 453 (4.84%) REST
5 418 (4.46%) CSS
6 376 (4.01%) XML
7 372 (3.97%) Middleware
8 357 (3.81%) AngularJS
9 327 (3.49%) Spring
10 312 (3.33%) Node.js
11 278 (2.97%) JSON
12 265 (2.83%) ASP.NET
13 263 (2.81%) J2EE
14 240 (2.56%) SOAP
15 230 (2.46%) React
16 204 (2.18%) Kafka
17 191 (2.04%) RESTful
18 170 (1.82%) .NET Framework
19 157 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
20 144 (1.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 728 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 699 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 449 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 445 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
5 325 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 311 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 282 (3.01%) User Experience
8 271 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
9 248 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 241 (2.57%) Fintech
11 196 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 194 (2.07%) Mobile App
13 141 (1.51%) Virtual Team
14 125 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 100 (1.07%) Data Structures
16 98 (1.05%) PKI
17 94 (1.00%) Private Cloud
18 86 (0.92%) Mainframe
19 85 (0.91%) N-Tier
20 77 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 830 (8.86%) Windows
2 633 (6.76%) Linux
3 284 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 226 (2.41%) Unix
5 191 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 154 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 121 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 67 (0.72%) Android
9 67 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 49 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (0.44%) AIX
12 29 (0.31%) Solaris
13 20 (0.21%) CentOS
14 15 (0.16%) VMS
15 14 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.14%) HPUX
17 11 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,802 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,418 (15.14%) TOGAF
3 1,329 (14.19%) Presales
4 1,119 (11.95%) Enterprise Architecture
5 980 (10.46%) DevOps
6 936 (9.99%) SOA
7 923 (9.85%) Microservices
8 829 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 818 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 769 (8.21%) Migration
11 738 (7.88%) Analytics
12 720 (7.69%) IT Strategy
13 714 (7.62%) Mentoring
14 709 (7.57%) Project Management
15 696 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
16 695 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
17 677 (7.23%) Scrum
18 664 (7.09%) Data Modelling
19 647 (6.91%) SDLC
20 639 (6.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,744 (18.62%) Java
2 1,208 (12.90%) SQL
3 980 (10.46%) C#
4 816 (8.71%) JavaScript
5 531 (5.67%) Python
6 307 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 219 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 214 (2.28%) C++
9 199 (2.12%) C
10 129 (1.38%) Scala
11 123 (1.31%) Go
12 116 (1.24%) PHP
13 106 (1.13%) Ruby
14 90 (0.96%) Java 8
15 72 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 68 (0.73%) Perl
17 65 (0.69%) R
18 62 (0.66%) Apex Code
18 62 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 61 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,075 (11.48%) Degree
2 519 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 387 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 351 (3.75%) CISSP
5 320 (3.42%) SC Cleared
6 314 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 246 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
8 242 (2.58%) MCSE
9 240 (2.56%) CCNP
10 218 (2.33%) CCIE
11 214 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 160 (1.71%) CISM
13 125 (1.33%) CCDP
14 97 (1.04%) CEH
15 96 (1.02%) CCNA
16 89 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 88 (0.94%) AWS Certification
17 88 (0.94%) DV Cleared
18 79 (0.84%) CISA
19 76 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (2.84%) QA
2 229 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 225 (2.40%) GDPR
4 159 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 132 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 110 (1.17%) GCP
7 104 (1.11%) COBIT
8 44 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 43 (0.46%) SLA
10 35 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 35 (0.37%) PMO
11 25 (0.27%) GPG13
12 23 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 20 (0.21%) SEPA
14 18 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 18 (0.19%) WCAG
15 17 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 17 (0.18%) JSP 440
16 15 (0.16%) PSD2
17 13 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 542 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 499 (5.33%) Docker
3 426 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 229 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 108 (1.15%) VMware NSX
6 102 (1.09%) vSphere
7 98 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 84 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 78 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 78 (0.83%) XenApp
10 71 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 47 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
12 34 (0.36%) Apache Flume
13 32 (0.34%) HDFS
14 26 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (0.21%) vCloud
16 19 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 16 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 13 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 274 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 255 (2.72%) Puppet
3 240 (2.56%) Ansible
4 197 (2.10%) SCCM
5 189 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (1.28%) Terraform
7 91 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 67 (0.72%) SCOM
9 58 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 58 (0.62%) SCVMM
10 50 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 49 (0.52%) vRealize
12 42 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 42 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 41 (0.44%) Salt
14 37 (0.40%) logstash
15 27 (0.29%) Rancher
16 25 (0.27%) Kibana
16 25 (0.27%) Oozie
17 22 (0.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,955 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 861 (9.19%) Oracle
3 730 (7.79%) Cisco
4 720 (7.69%) VMware
5 693 (7.40%) SAP
6 512 (5.47%) Google
7 410 (4.38%) IBM
8 318 (3.40%) Citrix
9 260 (2.78%) Juniper
10 254 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
11 221 (2.36%) F5
12 202 (2.16%) EMC
13 187 (2.00%) NetApp
14 174 (1.86%) CheckPoint
15 148 (1.58%) Red Hat
16 138 (1.47%) hybris
17 135 (1.44%) Fortinet
18 127 (1.36%) Splunk
19 126 (1.35%) HP
20 125 (1.33%) Dell