Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 43 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8666 10355 11362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.82% 5.54% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 5.74% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6529 7863 9114
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,000 £49,386
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,125 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +4.84%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 -18 8054 £73,000 +0.69% 600
London -21 4204 £80,000 - 259
UK excluding London -20 4010 £65,000 -3.70% 356
South East -26 1266 £67,500 -0.74% 98
North of England -9 1006 £65,000 -1.52% 115
Midlands -1 735 £65,000 +4.00% 63
West Midlands +16 568 £65,000 +8.33% 45
North West +10 512 £65,000 - 66
East of England -25 448 £67,500 - 35
Yorkshire -21 443 £65,000 -7.14% 40
South West -22 350 £65,000 -3.70% 28
Scotland -39 207 £67,500 +12.50% 16
East Midlands -54 162 £60,000 -11.11% 17
Wales +10 58 £57,500 -4.17% 1
North East -3 51 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Northern Ireland -32 19 £61,250 +2.08% 3
Channel Islands +3 3 £83,903 +11.87%
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2497 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2242 (25.87%) Finance
3 1693 (19.54%) TOGAF
4 1668 (19.25%) Java
5 1511 (17.44%) Microsoft
6 1392 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 1308 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
8 1120 (12.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1104 (12.74%) SQL
10 1103 (12.73%) .NET
11 1060 (12.23%) Degree
12 990 (11.42%) Oracle
13 944 (10.89%) SOA
14 910 (10.50%) Presales
15 834 (9.62%) DevOps
16 817 (9.43%) SQL Server
17 783 (9.04%) Banking
18 767 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 767 (8.85%) Web Services
19 762 (8.79%) SAP
20 729 (8.41%) Migration
21 724 (8.35%) IT Strategy
22 717 (8.27%) SDLC
23 692 (7.99%) JavaScript
23 692 (7.99%) Windows
24 680 (7.85%) Data Modelling
25 677 (7.81%) Retail
26 675 (7.79%) Big Data
27 667 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
28 665 (7.67%) 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
1 250 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 218 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 211 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 205 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 162 (1.87%) Apache
6 140 (1.62%) CMS
7 136 (1.57%) JBoss
7 136 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 124 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 91 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 78 (0.90%) IIS
11 77 (0.89%) Skype for Business
12 73 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 73 (0.84%) SAS
13 70 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 59 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 54 (0.62%) Documentum
16 44 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 33 (0.38%) Jetty
17 33 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 102 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 29 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.081%) InVision
11 6 (0.069%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.069%) SPSS
12 5 (0.058%) UXPin
13 4 (0.046%) Simulink
14 3 (0.035%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.023%) Chatbot
16 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.012%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 133 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 71 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 50 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 47 (0.54%) SAP CO
5 47 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
6 29 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 28 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
7 28 (0.32%) SAP SCM
8 25 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 24 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 21 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
10 21 (0.24%) SAP MM
11 20 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 19 (0.22%) SAP HCM
12 19 (0.22%) SAP Retail
13 17 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
13 17 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
13 17 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1392 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1308 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 665 (7.67%) SaaS
4 498 (5.75%) PaaS
5 481 (5.55%) IaaS
6 384 (4.43%) Office 365
7 202 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 165 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 88 (1.02%) Force.com
10 80 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 77 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 77 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
12 62 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
13 56 (0.65%) iPaaS
14 54 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 53 (0.61%) GitHub
16 51 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
17 49 (0.57%) Serverless
18 48 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 433 (5.00%) Firewall
2 364 (4.20%) WAN
3 268 (3.09%) LAN
4 235 (2.71%) Internet
5 187 (2.16%) Wireless
6 186 (2.15%) Network Security
7 166 (1.92%) VPN
8 161 (1.86%) DNS
9 159 (1.83%) HTTP
10 148 (1.71%) MPLS
11 134 (1.55%) TCP/IP
12 119 (1.37%) SAN
13 108 (1.25%) BGP
14 99 (1.14%) OSPF
15 93 (1.07%) Unified Communications
16 91 (1.05%) SSL
17 80 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
18 76 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 74 (0.85%) Skype
20 72 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 817 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 675 (7.79%) Big Data
3 483 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 459 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 325 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 275 (3.17%) Hadoop
7 237 (2.73%) MySQL
8 203 (2.34%) MongoDB
9 183 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 157 (1.81%) Oracle Database
11 156 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 143 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 130 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 127 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 118 (1.36%) SAP HANA
16 98 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
17 90 (1.04%) Power BI
18 83 (0.96%) Data Lake
19 76 (0.88%) Apache Hive
20 62 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 309 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 195 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 128 (1.48%) Selenium
4 98 (1.13%) Visual Studio
5 88 (1.02%) Maven
5 88 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (0.90%) JIRA
7 67 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 63 (0.73%) Subversion
9 55 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
10 39 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 38 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 38 (0.44%) Eclipse
12 36 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 35 (0.40%) ERwin
14 34 (0.39%) JUnit
15 33 (0.38%) Grunt
16 31 (0.36%) webpack
17 28 (0.32%) Artifactory
18 26 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2242 (25.87%) Finance
2 783 (9.04%) Banking
3 677 (7.81%) Retail
4 331 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 316 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 308 (3.55%) Marketing
7 270 (3.12%) Investment Banking
8 235 (2.71%) Retail Banking
9 162 (1.87%) Legal
10 131 (1.51%) Electronics
11 118 (1.36%) Advertising
12 94 (1.08%) Publishing
13 81 (0.93%) Billing
14 74 (0.85%) Back Office
15 68 (0.78%) Front Office
16 66 (0.76%) Law
17 65 (0.75%) Games
18 52 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 46 (0.53%) Automotive
20 42 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1103 (12.73%) .NET
2 767 (8.85%) Web Services
3 458 (5.29%) HTML
4 450 (5.19%) REST
5 391 (4.51%) XML
6 364 (4.20%) Middleware
7 356 (4.11%) CSS
8 330 (3.81%) Spring
9 324 (3.74%) SOAP
10 304 (3.51%) J2EE
11 292 (3.37%) AngularJS
12 256 (2.95%) Node.js
13 215 (2.48%) Hibernate
14 208 (2.40%) RESTful
15 203 (2.34%) HTML5
16 184 (2.12%) JSON
17 148 (1.71%) ASP.NET
18 118 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
19 116 (1.34%) Java EE
20 114 (1.32%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 636 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
2 618 (7.13%) Computer Science
3 596 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 480 (5.54%) Data Centre
5 448 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 250 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 221 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 194 (2.24%) User Experience
9 175 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 172 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 144 (1.66%) Fintech
12 143 (1.65%) Algorithms
13 125 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 117 (1.35%) Private Cloud
15 109 (1.26%) Data Structures
16 94 (1.08%) Clustering
17 72 (0.83%) PKI
18 65 (0.75%) N-Tier
19 63 (0.73%) CESG
20 62 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 692 (7.99%) Windows
2 576 (6.65%) Linux
3 336 (3.88%) Unix
4 166 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 121 (1.40%) Android
6 112 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 65 (0.75%) Solaris
8 63 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 51 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 39 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (0.31%) CentOS
14 27 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.29%) AIX
16 19 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 15 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2497 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1693 (19.54%) TOGAF
3 1120 (12.92%) Enterprise Architecture
4 944 (10.89%) SOA
5 910 (10.50%) Presales
6 834 (9.62%) DevOps
7 767 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 729 (8.41%) Migration
9 724 (8.35%) IT Strategy
10 717 (8.27%) SDLC
11 680 (7.85%) Data Modelling
12 667 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
13 660 (7.62%) Scrum
14 659 (7.60%) Project Management
15 641 (7.40%) Analytics
16 634 (7.32%) Microservices
17 551 (6.36%) CRM
18 546 (6.30%) Mentoring
19 541 (6.24%) UML
20 529 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1668 (19.25%) Java
2 1104 (12.74%) SQL
3 692 (7.99%) JavaScript
4 662 (7.64%) C#
5 461 (5.32%) Python
6 281 (3.24%) C++
7 210 (2.42%) C
8 206 (2.38%) PHP
9 171 (1.97%) Perl
9 171 (1.97%) Ruby
10 163 (1.88%) PowerShell
11 155 (1.79%) Scala
12 106 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 101 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 87 (1.00%) Apex Code
15 86 (0.99%) Bash Shell
15 86 (0.99%) R
16 81 (0.93%) Go
17 55 (0.63%) PL/SQL
18 44 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1060 (12.23%) Degree
2 430 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 323 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 321 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 201 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 188 (2.17%) CISSP
8 180 (2.08%) CCNP
9 146 (1.68%) MCSE
10 145 (1.67%) CCIE
10 145 (1.67%) Master's Degree
11 117 (1.35%) DV Cleared
12 98 (1.13%) CISM
13 80 (0.92%) CCNA
14 57 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 42 (0.48%) CEH
15 42 (0.48%) MCSA
16 41 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
17 40 (0.46%) GIAC
18 36 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (3.70%) QA
2 204 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 136 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 133 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 116 (1.34%) GDPR
6 84 (0.97%) SLA
7 78 (0.90%) COBIT
8 63 (0.73%) GCP
9 39 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 38 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
11 34 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 32 (0.37%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 19 (0.22%) JSP 440
15 17 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 16 (0.18%) PSD2
17 15 (0.17%) NIST 800
18 14 (0.16%) PMO
18 14 (0.16%) SEPA
19 12 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 387 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 346 (3.99%) Docker
3 322 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (0.57%) XenApp
7 39 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 34 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.37%) vSphere
10 27 (0.31%) HDFS
11 22 (0.25%) Firmware
12 20 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 14 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.12%) OpenAM
15 10 (0.12%) vCloud
16 9 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 311 (3.59%) Puppet
2 265 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 187 (2.16%) Ansible
4 168 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 101 (1.17%) SCCM
6 83 (0.96%) Terraform
7 54 (0.62%) Mesos
8 35 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 26 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 21 (0.24%) SCOM
13 18 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
13 18 (0.21%) Consul
13 18 (0.21%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
14 17 (0.20%) Control-M
14 17 (0.20%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.15%) Ambari
15 13 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1511 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 990 (11.42%) Oracle
3 762 (8.79%) SAP
4 525 (6.06%) VMware
5 469 (5.41%) Cisco
6 317 (3.66%) IBM
7 313 (3.61%) Google
8 311 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
9 192 (2.22%) Citrix
10 138 (1.59%) Juniper
11 135 (1.56%) hybris
12 134 (1.55%) HP
13 118 (1.36%) CheckPoint
14 106 (1.22%) TIBCO
15 96 (1.11%) EMC
16 95 (1.10%) F5
17 88 (1.02%) Pega
17 88 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 87 (1.00%) Cognizant
19 85 (0.98%) NetApp