Period
to 25 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,798 7,938 9,404
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.73% 5.64% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.05% 5.89% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,309 6,378 7,348
Median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £54,250 £54,925 £54,925
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 46,274 134,719 160,870
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,867 107,248 129,656
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect.

Salary trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +2 2,593 £75,000 -3.23% 646
UK excluding London +8 1,472 £70,000 - 443
London -3 1,184 £90,000 +5.88% 254
South East +6 481 £72,500 - 90
North of England +33 426 £70,000 +3.70% 138
Work from Home -27 295 £75,000 -6.25% 113
North West +36 294 £70,000 - 90
Midlands -4 208 £70,000 +3.70% 73
South West +11 182 £70,000 +3.70% 46
West Midlands -16 142 £67,500 +3.85% 37
Yorkshire +37 109 £65,000 - 42
East of England -18 79 £75,000 - 39
Scotland +21 73 £62,500 -10.71% 45
East Midlands +19 64 £73,600 -1.87% 35
Wales +31 23 £57,500 - 3
North East -5 23 £65,000 - 6
Northern Ireland +3 7 £62,500 -5.66% 9

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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.

1 993 (35.49%) Azure
2 860 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
3 804 (28.73%) AWS
4 708 (25.30%) Finance
5 566 (20.23%) Microsoft
6 495 (17.69%) DevOps
7 494 (17.66%) Microservices
8 474 (16.94%) Java
9 439 (15.69%) .NET
10 424 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 408 (14.58%) TOGAF
12 360 (12.87%) Migration
13 349 (12.47%) SQL
14 335 (11.97%) Web Services
15 317 (11.33%) PaaS
16 309 (11.04%) SaaS
17 298 (10.65%) Python
18 297 (10.61%) SQL Server
19 279 (9.97%) C#
20 275 (9.83%) Analytics
21 272 (9.72%) JavaScript
22 268 (9.58%) IT Strategy
23 264 (9.44%) IaaS
24 263 (9.40%) GCP
25 262 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
26 260 (9.29%) Degree
27 256 (9.15%) Security Cleared
28 241 (8.61%) Docker
29 240 (8.58%) Kubernetes
30 226 (8.08%) Windows

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 98 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.68%) Apache
3 60 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 54 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 48 (1.72%) CMS
6 40 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.36%) IIS
8 35 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 29 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (0.96%) Skype for Business
12 26 (0.93%) SAS
13 25 (0.89%) Confluence
14 19 (0.68%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.50%) EPiServer
17 13 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 12 (0.43%) Headless CMS
19 11 (0.39%) Umbraco
20 10 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.036%) InVision
7 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.036%) Simulink
7 1 (0.036%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 71 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.86%) Markit EDM
3 47 (1.68%) SimCorp Dimension
4 25 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 20 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
7 16 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.54%) SAP GTS
9 11 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 9 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.29%) Magento
12 7 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.25%) R3 Corda
12 7 (0.25%) SAP PM
13 6 (0.21%) SAP CO
13 6 (0.21%) SAP PP
14 5 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
14 5 (0.18%) SAP MDM
14 5 (0.18%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 993 (35.49%) Azure
2 804 (28.73%) AWS
3 317 (11.33%) PaaS
4 309 (11.04%) SaaS
5 264 (9.44%) IaaS
6 263 (9.40%) GCP
7 144 (5.15%) Office 365
8 115 (4.11%) Serverless
9 83 (2.97%) Power Platform
10 77 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
11 73 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
12 70 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
13 62 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
14 59 (2.11%) Apigee
15 51 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
16 46 (1.64%) OpenShift
17 30 (1.07%) GitHub
18 29 (1.04%) PowerApps
19 25 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
20 21 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.04%) Firewall
2 84 (3.00%) Internet
3 81 (2.89%) Skype
4 66 (2.36%) Wireless
5 61 (2.18%) DNS
6 59 (2.11%) WAN
7 53 (1.89%) Network Security
8 44 (1.57%) LAN
9 43 (1.54%) VPN
10 42 (1.50%) TCP/IP
11 31 (1.11%) BGP
11 31 (1.11%) MPLS
12 29 (1.04%) OSPF
13 26 (0.93%) DHCP
13 26 (0.93%) HTTP
14 21 (0.75%) SNMP
15 20 (0.71%) IGMP
15 20 (0.71%) Multicast
16 19 (0.68%) SAN
16 19 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 224 (8.01%) Big Data
3 185 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 131 (4.68%) Data Lake
5 117 (4.18%) NoSQL
6 108 (3.86%) MySQL
7 87 (3.11%) Hadoop
8 83 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 78 (2.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 65 (2.32%) Relational Database
11 55 (1.97%) Power BI
12 50 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 49 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
15 29 (1.04%) DB2
15 29 (1.04%) HDInsight
16 28 (1.00%) Blockchain
16 28 (1.00%) HBase
16 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 70 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.39%) Artifactory
4 62 (2.22%) GitLab
5 53 (1.89%) JIRA
6 27 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 22 (0.79%) ERwin
9 14 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (0.46%) Maven
11 12 (0.43%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.36%) JUnit
12 10 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.32%) Selenium
14 8 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
15 7 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.25%) Gradle
16 6 (0.21%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.21%) Metasploit
16 6 (0.21%) WebScarab
General
1 708 (25.30%) Finance
2 187 (6.68%) Banking
3 123 (4.40%) Front Office
4 109 (3.90%) Public Sector
5 99 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 90 (3.22%) Retail
7 84 (3.00%) Marketing
8 83 (2.97%) Back Office
9 67 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.93%) Legal
11 29 (1.04%) Law
12 28 (1.00%) Advertising
13 27 (0.96%) Electronics
14 23 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.68%) Local Government
17 18 (0.64%) Military
18 17 (0.61%) Publishing
19 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (15.69%) .NET
2 335 (11.97%) Web Services
3 174 (6.22%) React
4 169 (6.04%) AngularJS
5 121 (4.32%) REST
6 105 (3.75%) .NET Core
7 97 (3.47%) OAuth
8 96 (3.43%) Node.js
9 93 (3.32%) HTML
10 92 (3.29%) Kafka
10 92 (3.29%) Middleware
11 86 (3.07%) ASP.NET
12 76 (2.72%) XML
13 71 (2.54%) Spring
14 68 (2.43%) CSS
14 68 (2.43%) RESTful
15 65 (2.32%) Swagger
16 63 (2.25%) J2EE
17 62 (2.22%) .NET Framework
17 62 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (5.72%) Hedge funds
3 154 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 143 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 113 (4.04%) Cloud Native
6 107 (3.82%) Fixed Income
7 103 (3.68%) Management Information System
8 99 (3.54%) Equities
9 97 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 90 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 72 (2.57%) User Experience
12 71 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (2.43%) Derivative
14 56 (2.00%) Reference Data
15 49 (1.75%) Mobile App
16 48 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
17 45 (1.61%) Private Cloud
18 44 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
19 29 (1.04%) Internet of Things
19 29 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 226 (8.08%) Windows
2 142 (5.08%) Linux
3 83 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 33 (1.18%) Unix
5 22 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.29%) Android
8 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.18%) VMS
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.14%) HPUX
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.071%) CentOS
12 2 (0.071%) Solaris
13 1 (0.036%) AIX
13 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.036%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (17.69%) DevOps
3 494 (17.66%) Microservices
4 424 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 408 (14.58%) TOGAF
6 360 (12.87%) Migration
7 275 (9.83%) Analytics
8 268 (9.58%) IT Strategy
9 262 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 220 (7.86%) Software Engineering
11 210 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
12 203 (7.26%) Technical Architecture
13 200 (7.15%) Mentoring
14 199 (7.11%) Presales
15 196 (7.01%) Technology Roadmap
16 194 (6.93%) Scrum
17 180 (6.43%) Asset Management
18 178 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
19 169 (6.04%) Data Modelling
20 166 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 474 (16.94%) Java
2 349 (12.47%) SQL
3 298 (10.65%) Python
4 279 (9.97%) C#
5 272 (9.72%) JavaScript
6 94 (3.36%) C
7 77 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 65 (2.32%) C++
8 65 (2.32%) R
9 41 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 39 (1.39%) Ruby
11 37 (1.32%) Scala
12 34 (1.22%) PHP
13 33 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.57%) Go
15 14 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.43%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.36%) Assembly Language
18 9 (0.32%) ABAP
18 9 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 260 (9.29%) Degree
2 256 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 160 (5.72%) SC Cleared
4 132 (4.72%) TOGAF Certification
5 94 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 84 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 62 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 60 (2.14%) MCSE
10 53 (1.89%) AWS Certification
10 53 (1.89%) Sun Certification
11 51 (1.82%) CCNP
12 49 (1.75%) CCNA
13 46 (1.64%) MCSA
14 44 (1.57%) CISSP
15 37 (1.32%) CCIE
16 33 (1.18%) Master's Degree
17 26 (0.93%) CISM
18 23 (0.82%) MCTS
19 17 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 72 (2.57%) QA
2 56 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 49 (1.75%) GDPR
4 39 (1.39%) NIST
5 29 (1.04%) NIST 800
6 27 (0.96%) NCSC
7 25 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.86%) COBIT
9 16 (0.57%) SLA
10 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.21%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.21%) MiFID
13 6 (0.21%) SEPA
14 4 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.14%) EMIR
14 4 (0.14%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 241 (8.61%) Docker
2 175 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 64 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
5 21 (0.75%) HDFS
5 21 (0.75%) ISA Server
6 20 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.71%) XenApp
7 18 (0.64%) vSphere
8 13 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.29%) NDS
9 8 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 8 (0.29%) vCloud
10 7 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.18%) Varnish
12 4 (0.14%) Firmware
12 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.11%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 240 (8.58%) Kubernetes
2 97 (3.47%) Terraform
3 71 (2.54%) Ansible
4 46 (1.64%) SCCM
5 45 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (1.25%) Puppet
8 28 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.89%) Grafana
10 23 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.46%) Kibana
12 12 (0.43%) vRealize
13 11 (0.39%) SCOM
14 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.32%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
17 6 (0.21%) CloudHub
17 6 (0.21%) Core Impact
17 6 (0.21%) Nessus
17 6 (0.21%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 566 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 199 (7.11%) Google
3 197 (7.04%) Oracle
4 166 (5.93%) SAP
5 126 (4.50%) VMware
6 125 (4.47%) Cisco
7 94 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (2.57%) IBM
9 66 (2.36%) Databricks
10 56 (2.00%) Sparx
11 54 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 52 (1.86%) Splunk
13 49 (1.75%) Charles River
13 49 (1.75%) GoldenSource
14 47 (1.68%) Calypso
14 47 (1.68%) SimCorp
15 42 (1.50%) Juniper
16 40 (1.43%) Citrix
17 34 (1.22%) Red Hat
18 32 (1.14%) hybris