The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

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

Architect
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 51 48
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4325 5069 5669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.06% 5.16% 5.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.35% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3260 3825 4390
Median salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.40%  

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 82227 94730 104443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.13% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67796 79678 85639
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.75%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 4053 £72,500 +1.75% 463
London +13 2199 £80,000 +3.22% 211
South East -15 518 £67,500 -2.52% 71
City of London +13 277 £80,000 - 55
West Midlands -1 266 £62,500 - 23
Yorkshire -1 257 £67,500 +12.50% 30
South West -12 231 £70,000 +3.70% 20
North West -17 211 £66,000 -5.71% 42
West Yorkshire 0 205 £67,500 +12.50% 21
East of England -37 200 £65,000 +4.00% 33
Leeds +1 168 £67,500 +12.50% 14
Manchester -10 147 £66,000 -5.71% 33
Berkshire -25 140 £70,000 - 23
Birmingham -9 135 £65,000 - 8
Surrey +14 113 £67,500 -6.89% 20
East Midlands -30 113 £62,500 +4.16% 22
Hampshire 0 97 £67,500 -3.57% 10
Somerset +39 87 £70,000 -
Bath +34 82 £70,000 +9.80%
Scotland -25 80 £67,100 +3.23% 16
Hertfordshire -5 67 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Bristol -28 63 £70,000 +7.69% 13
Cambridgeshire -31 56 £65,000 +8.33% 20
Canary Wharf +12 53 £75,000 -11.76%
Reading -27 52 £70,000 - 7
Oxfordshire -36 49 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Coventry +24 48 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 47 £70,000 - 6
Bedfordshire -4 46 £52,500 -26.57% 5
Edinburgh -18 45 £72,500 +11.53% 12

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 2252 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2039 (23.33%) Finance
3 1734 (19.84%) TOGAF
4 1702 (19.47%) Java
5 1447 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 1233 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
7 1219 (13.95%) SOA
8 1197 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 1182 (13.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1174 (13.43%) Oracle
11 1079 (12.34%) .NET
12 1016 (11.62%) Presales
13 990 (11.33%) Retail
14 948 (10.85%) Degree
15 893 (10.22%) SQL Server
16 885 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 884 (10.11%) SQL
18 869 (9.94%) IT Strategy
19 799 (9.14%) Web Services
20 773 (8.84%) Big Data
21 719 (8.23%) E-Commerce
22 706 (8.08%) VMware
23 681 (7.79%) JavaScript
24 678 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
25 668 (7.64%) Windows
26 661 (7.56%) C#
27 648 (7.41%) ITIL
28 644 (7.37%) Linux
29 632 (7.23%) SAP
30 629 (7.20%) Data Modelling

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
1 333 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 300 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 229 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 180 (2.06%) CMS
5 174 (1.99%) Apache
6 162 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 160 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 159 (1.82%) JBoss
9 92 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 89 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 82 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 82 (0.94%) Mule
12 76 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 73 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 73 (0.84%) SAS
14 71 (0.81%) IIS
15 69 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 69 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
16 63 (0.72%) Skype for Business
17 61 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 116 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 59 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.15%) InVision
9 12 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.11%) UXPin
11 6 (0.069%) SPSS
12 5 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.034%) InDesign
14 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.023%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.023%) Moqups
14 2 (0.023%) PaintShop Pro
14 2 (0.023%) Simulink
14 2 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 113 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
3 61 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
4 56 (0.64%) SAP CRM
5 55 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 46 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 45 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
8 39 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
9 36 (0.41%) SAP ERP
10 34 (0.39%) SAP SD
11 33 (0.38%) SAP CO
11 33 (0.38%) SAP FI
11 33 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
12 29 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
12 29 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
12 29 (0.33%) SAP HCM
13 28 (0.32%) SAP HR
13 28 (0.32%) SAP Retail
14 26 (0.30%) Eloqua
15 25 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1233 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1197 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 517 (5.91%) SaaS
4 371 (4.24%) PaaS
5 309 (3.54%) IaaS
6 289 (3.31%) Office 365
7 245 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
8 131 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 80 (0.92%) GitHub
10 76 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
12 50 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 39 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 33 (0.38%) Force.com
14 33 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
15 29 (0.33%) iPaaS
16 28 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
17 25 (0.29%) SoftLayer
18 24 (0.27%) Yammer
19 20 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 382 (4.37%) Firewall
2 330 (3.78%) WAN
3 278 (3.18%) LAN
4 239 (2.73%) Internet
5 192 (2.20%) SAN
6 186 (2.13%) DNS
7 147 (1.68%) MPLS
8 129 (1.48%) VPN
9 128 (1.46%) Wireless
10 116 (1.33%) HTTP
11 114 (1.30%) Network Security
12 101 (1.16%) TCP/IP
13 94 (1.08%) DHCP
14 87 (1.00%) BGP
15 81 (0.93%) LDAP
16 77 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
17 72 (0.82%) VoIP
18 65 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
19 61 (0.70%) NAS
19 61 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 893 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 773 (8.84%) Big Data
3 494 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
4 471 (5.39%) Hadoop
5 464 (5.31%) NoSQL
6 402 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 257 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 241 (2.76%) MySQL
9 225 (2.57%) RDBMS
10 184 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 170 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 157 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 138 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 126 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
15 124 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 105 (1.20%) HBase
17 91 (1.04%) Oracle Database
18 83 (0.95%) Power BI
19 76 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
20 67 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 192 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 181 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 93 (1.06%) JIRA
4 86 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
6 74 (0.85%) Maven
7 73 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 53 (0.61%) Subversion
9 45 (0.51%) Selenium
10 41 (0.47%) ERwin
11 38 (0.43%) TeamCity
12 36 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 36 (0.41%) Gradle
13 33 (0.38%) JUnit
14 32 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (0.34%) Eclipse
15 30 (0.34%) Hudson
16 28 (0.32%) Artifactory
17 27 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
18 25 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 2039 (23.33%) Finance
2 990 (11.33%) Retail
3 619 (7.08%) Banking
4 417 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 413 (4.72%) Marketing
6 223 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 167 (1.91%) Advertising
8 150 (1.72%) Legal
9 107 (1.22%) Back Office
10 104 (1.19%) Games
11 89 (1.02%) Publishing
12 85 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 84 (0.96%) Electronics
14 67 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 65 (0.74%) Billing
16 61 (0.70%) Local Government
16 61 (0.70%) Retail Banking
17 58 (0.66%) Law
18 41 (0.47%) Front Office
19 38 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1079 (12.34%) .NET
2 799 (9.14%) Web Services
3 458 (5.24%) HTML
4 453 (5.18%) Middleware
4 453 (5.18%) XML
5 404 (4.62%) REST
6 382 (4.37%) CSS
7 324 (3.71%) SOAP
8 316 (3.62%) AngularJS
9 273 (3.12%) Spring
10 224 (2.56%) J2EE
11 220 (2.52%) ASP.NET
12 207 (2.37%) Node.js
13 201 (2.30%) HTML5
14 189 (2.16%) JSON
15 182 (2.08%) RESTful
16 172 (1.97%) Hibernate
17 157 (1.80%) Java EE
18 152 (1.74%) jQuery
19 144 (1.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 628 (7.18%) Data Centre
2 591 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
3 544 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 409 (4.68%) Management Information System
5 398 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 260 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 241 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 214 (2.45%) User Experience
9 147 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 144 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 119 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 113 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 111 (1.27%) N-Tier
14 109 (1.25%) Fintech
15 77 (0.88%) PKI
16 75 (0.86%) Clustering
17 73 (0.84%) Internet of Things
18 72 (0.82%) Private Cloud
19 64 (0.73%) Algorithms
20 56 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 668 (7.64%) Windows
2 644 (7.37%) Linux
3 226 (2.59%) Unix
4 180 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 117 (1.34%) Android
6 105 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 74 (0.85%) Solaris
8 66 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 34 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
13 32 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (0.30%) CentOS
15 17 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 16 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.15%) Windows 10
19 10 (0.11%) AIX
20 7 (0.080%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2252 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1734 (19.84%) TOGAF
3 1219 (13.95%) SOA
4 1182 (13.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1016 (11.62%) Presales
6 885 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 869 (9.94%) IT Strategy
8 719 (8.23%) E-Commerce
9 678 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
10 648 (7.41%) ITIL
11 629 (7.20%) Data Modelling
12 628 (7.18%) Migration
13 618 (7.07%) CRM
14 612 (7.00%) Analytics
15 606 (6.93%) Scrum
16 604 (6.91%) DevOps
17 582 (6.66%) Technical Architecture
18 581 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 553 (6.33%) Project Management
20 535 (6.12%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1702 (19.47%) Java
2 884 (10.11%) SQL
3 681 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 661 (7.56%) C#
5 374 (4.28%) Python
6 181 (2.07%) PHP
7 175 (2.00%) C
8 170 (1.94%) C++
9 157 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 148 (1.69%) Ruby
11 146 (1.67%) Scala
12 106 (1.21%) Perl
13 99 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 74 (0.85%) Bash Shell
15 63 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 59 (0.67%) R
17 58 (0.66%) Go
18 45 (0.51%) PL/SQL
19 41 (0.47%) VB.NET
20 35 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 948 (10.85%) Degree
2 355 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 308 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
4 249 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 208 (2.38%) CCNP
6 201 (2.30%) CISSP
7 173 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 158 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 144 (1.65%) CCIE
10 110 (1.26%) CISM
11 104 (1.19%) MCSE
12 103 (1.18%) DV Cleared
13 76 (0.87%) ISEB
14 67 (0.77%) CISA
15 56 (0.64%) CCNA
16 54 (0.62%) PhD
17 50 (0.57%) Postgraduate
18 49 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
19 47 (0.54%) PMP
20 41 (0.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (3.39%) QA
2 197 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 156 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 148 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (0.86%) COBIT
6 58 (0.66%) SLA
7 55 (0.63%) GDPR
8 27 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 26 (0.30%) SEPA
10 20 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.19%) MiFID
12 16 (0.18%) GCP
13 15 (0.17%) PMO
14 13 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 11 (0.13%) RMADS
16 9 (0.10%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.10%) WCAG
17 8 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
18 7 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 6 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 442 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 312 (3.57%) Docker
3 309 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 182 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 81 (0.93%) vSphere
6 64 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 63 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (0.66%) HDFS
8 58 (0.66%) XenApp
9 54 (0.62%) vCloud
10 40 (0.46%) Apache Flume
11 35 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 28 (0.32%) NFS
13 26 (0.30%) KVM
14 25 (0.29%) Xen
14 25 (0.29%) XenDesktop
15 24 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
16 21 (0.24%) SRDF
17 16 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 252 (2.88%) Puppet
2 156 (1.78%) Ansible
2 156 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 65 (0.74%) SCCM
5 45 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 43 (0.49%) Mesos
7 35 (0.40%) SCOM
7 35 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 29 (0.33%) Terraform
9 26 (0.30%) Control-M
10 23 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.23%) MOM
12 18 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 17 (0.19%) Rundeck
14 16 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (0.18%) Nagios
15 15 (0.17%) Oozie
15 15 (0.17%) SCSM
15 15 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1447 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 1174 (13.43%) Oracle
3 706 (8.08%) VMware
4 632 (7.23%) SAP
5 541 (6.19%) Cisco
6 401 (4.59%) IBM
7 231 (2.64%) Citrix
8 201 (2.30%) Cognizant
9 200 (2.29%) Google
10 193 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 175 (2.00%) hybris
12 173 (1.98%) Juniper
13 156 (1.78%) NetApp
14 139 (1.59%) Adobe
15 133 (1.52%) CheckPoint
16 127 (1.45%) EMC
17 121 (1.38%) Red Hat
18 118 (1.35%) HP
19 115 (1.32%) Informatica
19 115 (1.32%) TIBCO
London
Investigo
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum + an amazing benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Investigo
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + an amazing benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £100000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Generous Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 Per Annum +bonus+benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Up to £70,000 plus car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum £70-80k+ bonus bens car
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digicentric
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent benefits, flexible working
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £47,092 to £58,217 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HFG
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Amazing Package
Posted: 5 days ago