Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 49 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8869 10440 11196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 5.29% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 5.49% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6699 7965 8887
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £51,251 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.08% +4.00% +4.17%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 17 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 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 -8 8283 £72,500 - 487
London -2 4482 £80,000 +3.23% 236
UK excluding London -13 3973 £67,000 +3.08% 268
South East -20 1088 £67,500 -0.74% 76
North of England -14 978 £67,000 +3.08% 92
Midlands -1 770 £62,500 - 34
West Midlands +11 558 £62,500 - 21
Yorkshire -13 475 £67,500 +3.85% 29
North West -4 470 £67,000 +3.08% 58
East of England -20 465 £67,500 +3.85% 21
South West -1 454 £67,500 -3.57% 24
East Midlands -29 206 £65,000 +5.69% 12
Scotland -27 198 £67,500 +12.50% 12
Wales +17 68 £57,500 -0.86% 7
North East +3 33 £51,000 -7.27% 5
Northern Ireland -27 14 £58,750 +46.88% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 2470 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2266 (25.55%) Finance
3 1828 (20.61%) Java
4 1804 (20.34%) TOGAF
5 1506 (16.98%) Microsoft
6 1338 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
7 1319 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 1169 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1158 (13.06%) .NET
10 1125 (12.68%) SOA
11 1098 (12.38%) Oracle
12 1036 (11.68%) SQL
13 1006 (11.34%) Presales
14 994 (11.21%) Degree
15 981 (11.06%) Retail
16 931 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 897 (10.11%) SQL Server
18 811 (9.14%) Web Services
19 808 (9.11%) Banking
20 763 (8.60%) JavaScript
21 761 (8.58%) Big Data
22 756 (8.52%) DevOps
22 756 (8.52%) SAP
23 738 (8.32%) IT Strategy
24 702 (7.92%) Windows
25 699 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
26 694 (7.83%) Scrum
27 679 (7.66%) Migration
28 671 (7.57%) C#
29 663 (7.48%) SaaS

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
1 294 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 255 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 247 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 237 (2.67%) Apache Spark
5 180 (2.03%) Apache
6 175 (1.97%) CMS
7 170 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 166 (1.87%) JBoss
9 136 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 86 (0.97%) MS Exchange
11 81 (0.91%) SAS
12 80 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 79 (0.89%) IIS
14 70 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
15 68 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
16 56 (0.63%) Documentum
17 55 (0.62%) Mule
18 52 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
19 48 (0.54%) Apache Solr
20 46 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 83 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 51 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
8 11 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.11%) InVision
10 9 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.090%) UXPin
12 6 (0.068%) SPSS
13 4 (0.045%) Simulink
14 2 (0.023%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 125 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 64 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 53 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
5 40 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
6 38 (0.43%) SAP CRM
6 38 (0.43%) SAP FI
7 35 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 35 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
8 32 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 31 (0.35%) Eloqua
10 30 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
11 28 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
12 25 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
12 25 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
13 24 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
13 24 (0.27%) Pega PRPC
14 23 (0.26%) SAP Retail
15 22 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
16 21 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1338 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1319 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 663 (7.48%) SaaS
4 445 (5.02%) PaaS
5 406 (4.58%) IaaS
6 330 (3.72%) Office 365
7 233 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 154 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 89 (1.00%) GitHub
10 74 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
11 66 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 65 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 62 (0.70%) Force.com
14 53 (0.60%) iPaaS
15 50 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 49 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
16 49 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
17 46 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 40 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 36 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 468 (5.28%) Firewall
2 351 (3.96%) WAN
3 274 (3.09%) LAN
4 255 (2.88%) Internet
5 213 (2.40%) DNS
6 170 (1.92%) SAN
7 166 (1.87%) HTTP
8 157 (1.77%) Wireless
9 141 (1.59%) TCP/IP
10 139 (1.57%) MPLS
11 132 (1.49%) Network Security
12 113 (1.27%) VPN
13 104 (1.17%) BGP
14 90 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
14 90 (1.01%) DHCP
15 85 (0.96%) SSL
16 84 (0.95%) OSPF
17 80 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 63 (0.71%) VoIP
19 62 (0.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 761 (8.58%) Big Data
3 469 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 448 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
5 417 (4.70%) Relational Database
6 383 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 266 (3.00%) MySQL
8 246 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 202 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 202 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 197 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 169 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 147 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 143 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 117 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
15 100 (1.13%) SAP HANA
16 94 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 76 (0.86%) Power BI
18 71 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
19 69 (0.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 256 (2.89%) Jenkins
2 205 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 91 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 85 (0.96%) JIRA
5 78 (0.88%) Selenium
5 78 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 69 (0.78%) Maven
7 66 (0.74%) Subversion
8 55 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
9 49 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 45 (0.51%) webpack
11 41 (0.46%) ERwin
11 41 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (0.38%) TeamCity
13 31 (0.35%) Artifactory
14 29 (0.33%) Bitbucket
14 29 (0.33%) JUnit
15 28 (0.32%) Grunt
16 24 (0.27%) gulp
16 24 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 2266 (25.55%) Finance
2 981 (11.06%) Retail
3 808 (9.11%) Banking
4 404 (4.56%) Marketing
5 388 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 272 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 209 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 182 (2.05%) Retail Banking
9 167 (1.88%) Legal
10 138 (1.56%) Electronics
11 131 (1.48%) Advertising
12 91 (1.03%) Back Office
13 87 (0.98%) Games
14 73 (0.82%) Billing
15 71 (0.80%) Law
15 71 (0.80%) Publishing
16 65 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 60 (0.68%) Local Government
18 45 (0.51%) Automotive
18 45 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1158 (13.06%) .NET
2 811 (9.14%) Web Services
3 483 (5.45%) HTML
4 467 (5.27%) XML
5 453 (5.11%) REST
6 408 (4.60%) CSS
7 397 (4.48%) Middleware
8 324 (3.65%) AngularJS
9 313 (3.53%) Spring
10 310 (3.50%) SOAP
11 267 (3.01%) J2EE
12 254 (2.86%) Node.js
13 237 (2.67%) Hibernate
14 217 (2.45%) HTML5
15 194 (2.19%) JSON
16 193 (2.18%) ASP.NET
17 176 (1.98%) RESTful
18 159 (1.79%) JMS
19 133 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 129 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 699 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
2 610 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 520 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 506 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 493 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 274 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
7 248 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 199 (2.24%) User Experience
9 184 (2.07%) Mobile App
10 161 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 143 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 141 (1.59%) Fintech
13 130 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 111 (1.25%) Virtual Team
15 100 (1.13%) N-Tier
16 95 (1.07%) Private Cloud
17 77 (0.87%) Client/Server
18 75 (0.85%) PKI
19 68 (0.77%) Clustering
20 62 (0.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 702 (7.92%) Windows
2 626 (7.06%) Linux
3 286 (3.22%) Unix
4 165 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 143 (1.61%) Android
6 123 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 77 (0.87%) Solaris
8 57 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 37 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
13 32 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 30 (0.34%) CentOS
15 29 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.23%) AIX
16 20 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 14 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2470 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1804 (20.34%) TOGAF
3 1169 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1125 (12.68%) SOA
5 1006 (11.34%) Presales
6 931 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 756 (8.52%) DevOps
8 738 (8.32%) IT Strategy
9 694 (7.83%) Scrum
10 679 (7.66%) Migration
11 649 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
12 642 (7.24%) Data Modelling
13 623 (7.02%) E-Commerce
14 603 (6.80%) Analytics
15 601 (6.78%) SDLC
16 594 (6.70%) Technical Architecture
17 589 (6.64%) UML
18 572 (6.45%) ITIL
19 570 (6.43%) CRM
20 566 (6.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1828 (20.61%) Java
2 1036 (11.68%) SQL
3 763 (8.60%) JavaScript
4 671 (7.57%) C#
5 463 (5.22%) Python
6 273 (3.08%) C++
7 206 (2.32%) PHP
8 180 (2.03%) C
9 163 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 159 (1.79%) Ruby
11 152 (1.71%) Perl
12 151 (1.70%) Scala
13 107 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 100 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 94 (1.06%) R
16 91 (1.03%) Go
17 90 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 50 (0.56%) Apex Code
19 49 (0.55%) PL/SQL
20 43 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 994 (11.21%) Degree
2 436 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 336 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 269 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 220 (2.48%) CISSP
7 209 (2.36%) CCNP
8 151 (1.70%) CCIE
9 144 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 128 (1.44%) DV Cleared
11 120 (1.35%) Master's Degree
12 114 (1.29%) CISM
13 92 (1.04%) MCSE
14 58 (0.65%) ISEB
15 54 (0.61%) CISA
16 48 (0.54%) CCNA
17 41 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
18 35 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 35 (0.39%) CCDP
18 35 (0.39%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (3.42%) QA
2 201 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 174 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 100 (1.13%) GDPR
6 86 (0.97%) COBIT
7 67 (0.76%) SLA
8 42 (0.47%) GCP
9 36 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 35 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
11 34 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 32 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 30 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 25 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.26%) SEPA
16 16 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
16 16 (0.18%) WCAG
17 15 (0.17%) MiFID
17 15 (0.17%) PMO
18 13 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 379 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 369 (4.16%) Docker
3 322 (3.63%) Active Directory
4 143 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 64 (0.72%) vSphere
7 54 (0.61%) XenApp
8 53 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (0.41%) HDFS
10 34 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 26 (0.29%) vCloud
12 24 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 20 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (0.17%) Firmware
14 15 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.090%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 313 (3.53%) Puppet
2 245 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (1.88%) Ansible
4 149 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 80 (0.90%) SCCM
6 61 (0.69%) Mesos
7 52 (0.59%) Terraform
8 40 (0.45%) Control-M
9 28 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 26 (0.29%) SCOM
10 26 (0.29%) ZABBIX
11 22 (0.25%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 21 (0.24%) Rundeck
13 20 (0.23%) Consul
13 20 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 19 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (0.19%) SCVMM
16 16 (0.18%) MOM
17 15 (0.17%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 1506 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 1098 (12.38%) Oracle
3 756 (8.52%) SAP
4 599 (6.75%) VMware
5 473 (5.33%) Cisco
6 355 (4.00%) IBM
7 248 (2.80%) Cognizant
8 242 (2.73%) Google
9 232 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
10 182 (2.05%) Citrix
11 157 (1.77%) Juniper
12 144 (1.62%) hybris
13 128 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 120 (1.35%) Adobe
15 99 (1.12%) Informatica
16 98 (1.10%) HP
17 97 (1.09%) Pega
18 96 (1.08%) TIBCO
19 94 (1.06%) F5
20 93 (1.05%) NetApp