The median annual salary for a Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 51 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4405 5328 5904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.15% 5.09% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 5.29% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3305 4114 4577
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 £92,500 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £66,750 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.69% -  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 March 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 March 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 0 4146 £72,500 +3.57% 493
London +14 2196 £80,000 +3.22% 263
South East -13 585 £70,000 +1.08% 59
City of London -3 288 £77,500 - 65
West Midlands -2 275 £65,000 +4.00% 10
South West +16 264 £65,000 - 21
East of England -16 236 £70,000 +7.69% 30
Yorkshire -13 228 £67,500 +12.50% 38
North West +5 218 £65,000 -2.76% 35
West Yorkshire -15 189 £67,500 +12.50% 28
Berkshire -14 171 £70,000 - 12
Birmingham +7 162 £65,000 - 5
Manchester +1 158 £65,000 -7.14% 24
Leeds -20 127 £66,250 +8.60% 20
Surrey +39 123 £70,000 - 13
Bristol +20 117 £66,750 +8.97% 5
Hertfordshire +29 106 £70,000 +3.70% 7
East Midlands -11 105 £70,000 +19.14% 27
Scotland -19 95 £65,850 +1.30% 18
Hampshire -20 74 £67,500 - 9
Edinburgh +1 68 £66,700 +2.61% 13
Bedfordshire +5 66 £65,000 -9.72% 7
Oxfordshire -26 58 £65,000 +13.04% 5
Nottinghamshire +19 52 £70,000 +21.73% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 50 £75,000 +7.14% 10
Cambridgeshire -19 48 £80,000 +28.00% 12
Nottingham +20 46 £70,000 +27.27% 6
East Sussex +41 44 £65,000 - 2
Luton +13 43 £65,000 -16.12% 1
Brighton +37 42 £65,000 - 2

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2274 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2152 (23.51%) Finance
3 1852 (20.24%) Java
4 1736 (18.97%) TOGAF
5 1459 (15.94%) Microsoft
6 1294 (14.14%) SOA
7 1239 (13.54%) Oracle
8 1170 (12.78%) .NET
9 1148 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
10 1133 (12.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1086 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 1062 (11.60%) Retail
13 1059 (11.57%) Presales
14 1051 (11.48%) Degree
15 951 (10.39%) IT Strategy
16 896 (9.79%) SQL Server
17 839 (9.17%) Big Data
18 835 (9.12%) SQL
19 829 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 816 (8.92%) VMware
21 758 (8.28%) Web Services
22 735 (8.03%) E-Commerce
23 724 (7.91%) Data Centre
24 721 (7.88%) C#
25 705 (7.70%) Cisco
26 697 (7.62%) Linux
27 694 (7.58%) JavaScript
28 692 (7.56%) ITIL
29 685 (7.48%) Banking
30 683 (7.46%) Business Intelligence

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
1 347 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 266 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 213 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 206 (2.25%) Apache
5 202 (2.21%) JBoss
6 181 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 163 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 147 (1.61%) CMS
9 130 (1.42%) IIS
10 117 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 95 (1.04%) Apache Pig
12 94 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 87 (0.95%) MS Exchange
14 85 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
15 80 (0.87%) Mule
16 79 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
17 71 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
18 66 (0.72%) Skype for Business
19 63 (0.69%) SAS
20 62 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 570 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 141 (1.54%) MS Office
3 96 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 69 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.45%) MS Project
6 17 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.11%) InVision
10 9 (0.098%) SPSS Modeler
11 6 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.066%) UXPin
12 4 (0.044%) InDesign
12 4 (0.044%) Simulink
13 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.033%) CATIA
13 3 (0.033%) Moqups
14 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 101 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
2 62 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
3 53 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 42 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
6 41 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 39 (0.43%) SAP HR
8 35 (0.38%) SAP SD
9 33 (0.36%) RMDS
9 33 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 28 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 27 (0.30%) SAP CO
11 27 (0.30%) SAP FI
11 27 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
11 27 (0.30%) SAP HCM
11 27 (0.30%) SAP Retail
12 25 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
13 22 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
13 22 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1148 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1086 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 507 (5.54%) SaaS
4 367 (4.01%) PaaS
5 286 (3.13%) IaaS
6 257 (2.81%) Office 365
7 241 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 113 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 81 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
11 44 (0.48%) Force.com
11 44 (0.48%) GitHub
12 35 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
13 30 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (0.30%) Yammer
15 26 (0.28%) SoftLayer
15 26 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (0.22%) OpenShift
17 19 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
18 15 (0.16%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 379 (4.14%) WAN
2 375 (4.10%) Firewall
3 328 (3.58%) LAN
4 270 (2.95%) SAN
5 234 (2.56%) Internet
6 194 (2.12%) DNS
7 167 (1.82%) HTTP
8 162 (1.77%) VPN
9 156 (1.70%) MPLS
10 155 (1.69%) Network Security
11 114 (1.25%) Wireless
12 94 (1.03%) DHCP
12 94 (1.03%) TCP/IP
13 92 (1.01%) NAS
14 87 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 84 (0.92%) BGP
16 83 (0.91%) LDAP
17 81 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 81 (0.89%) Unified Communications
18 75 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 839 (9.17%) Big Data
3 540 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
4 474 (5.18%) Hadoop
5 431 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 376 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 244 (2.67%) MongoDB
8 227 (2.48%) MySQL
9 223 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 172 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 162 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 151 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 144 (1.57%) Apache Hive
14 127 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 117 (1.28%) HBase
16 114 (1.25%) Oracle Database
17 97 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
18 84 (0.92%) DB2
19 78 (0.85%) Power BI
20 73 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 205 (2.24%) Git (software)
2 197 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 92 (1.01%) Maven
4 81 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
5 79 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 73 (0.80%) Gradle
7 69 (0.75%) JIRA
7 69 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 52 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 50 (0.55%) ERwin
9 50 (0.55%) JUnit
10 49 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 48 (0.52%) Selenium
12 47 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 47 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 47 (0.51%) Subversion
13 46 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 40 (0.44%) Cucumber
15 30 (0.33%) Axure RP
16 25 (0.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 2152 (23.51%) Finance
2 1062 (11.60%) Retail
3 685 (7.48%) Banking
4 509 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 393 (4.29%) Marketing
6 201 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 199 (2.17%) Advertising
8 170 (1.86%) Legal
9 122 (1.33%) Publishing
10 113 (1.23%) Back Office
10 113 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 110 (1.20%) Games
12 74 (0.81%) Billing
13 65 (0.71%) Electronics
14 63 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 62 (0.68%) Front Office
16 58 (0.63%) Local Government
17 52 (0.57%) Law
18 49 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1170 (12.78%) .NET
2 758 (8.28%) Web Services
3 542 (5.92%) Middleware
4 508 (5.55%) HTML
5 421 (4.60%) XML
6 396 (4.33%) REST
7 371 (4.05%) CSS
8 320 (3.50%) SOAP
9 300 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 268 (2.93%) Spring
11 262 (2.86%) J2EE
12 249 (2.72%) ASP.NET
13 217 (2.37%) HTML5
14 196 (2.14%) Node.js
15 194 (2.12%) JSON
16 175 (1.91%) RESTful
17 160 (1.75%) .NET Framework
17 160 (1.75%) Java EE
17 160 (1.75%) jQuery
18 126 (1.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 724 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 634 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
3 579 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 503 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 404 (4.41%) Management Information System
6 215 (2.35%) User Experience
7 210 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 186 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 145 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 121 (1.32%) N-Tier
11 113 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 107 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 104 (1.14%) Clustering
14 100 (1.09%) Fintech
15 84 (0.92%) Private Cloud
16 77 (0.84%) Algorithms
16 77 (0.84%) PKI
17 76 (0.83%) Internet of Things
18 61 (0.67%) Client/Server
19 54 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 697 (7.62%) Linux
2 668 (7.30%) Windows
3 286 (3.13%) Unix
4 204 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 115 (1.26%) Android
6 108 (1.18%) Solaris
7 104 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 94 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 33 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 26 (0.28%) CentOS
15 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.16%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.098%) OpenVMS
17 9 (0.098%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2274 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1736 (18.97%) TOGAF
3 1294 (14.14%) SOA
4 1133 (12.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1059 (11.57%) Presales
6 951 (10.39%) IT Strategy
7 829 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 735 (8.03%) E-Commerce
9 692 (7.56%) ITIL
10 683 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
11 669 (7.31%) Data Modelling
12 661 (7.22%) Technical Architecture
13 657 (7.18%) Analytics
14 646 (7.06%) Project Management
15 635 (6.94%) CRM
16 625 (6.83%) Mentoring
17 583 (6.37%) DevOps
18 564 (6.16%) Migration
19 554 (6.05%) Open Source
19 554 (6.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1852 (20.24%) Java
2 835 (9.12%) SQL
3 721 (7.88%) C#
4 694 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 379 (4.14%) Python
6 204 (2.23%) C
7 166 (1.81%) PHP
8 162 (1.77%) Ruby
9 158 (1.73%) PowerShell
10 154 (1.68%) C++
11 143 (1.56%) Scala
12 100 (1.09%) Perl
13 75 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 68 (0.74%) Bash Shell
15 53 (0.58%) R
16 40 (0.44%) Apex Code
17 38 (0.42%) PL/SQL
18 37 (0.40%) Shell Script
19 34 (0.37%) VB
20 33 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1051 (11.48%) Degree
2 349 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 315 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
4 249 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 216 (2.36%) CISSP
6 210 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 187 (2.04%) CCNP
8 166 (1.81%) CCIE
9 134 (1.46%) MCSE
10 127 (1.39%) CISM
11 114 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 91 (0.99%) CISA
13 83 (0.91%) CCNA
14 78 (0.85%) PhD
15 73 (0.80%) Postgraduate
16 67 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
17 64 (0.70%) ISEB
18 57 (0.62%) PMP
19 53 (0.58%) PMI Certification
20 50 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (3.10%) QA
2 201 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 159 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 126 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (0.68%) COBIT
6 57 (0.62%) SLA
7 21 (0.23%) GDPR
7 21 (0.23%) MiFID
8 20 (0.22%) GCP
8 20 (0.22%) PMO
9 18 (0.20%) SEPA
10 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 16 (0.17%) RMADS
11 15 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 14 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 12 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.076%) ISO20022
15 6 (0.066%) GPG13
15 6 (0.066%) SSAE 16
16 5 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 562 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 312 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 252 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 239 (2.61%) Docker
5 76 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 73 (0.80%) vSphere
7 67 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 66 (0.72%) HDFS
9 65 (0.71%) vCloud
10 60 (0.66%) KVM
11 59 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
12 58 (0.63%) NFS
13 57 (0.62%) Xen
14 53 (0.58%) Apache Flume
15 51 (0.56%) SRDF
16 48 (0.52%) XenApp
17 32 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
18 21 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
19 18 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
20 9 (0.098%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 252 (2.75%) Puppet
2 165 (1.80%) Ansible
3 150 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (0.63%) SCCM
5 55 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 53 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 39 (0.43%) SCVMM
8 29 (0.32%) SCOM
9 26 (0.28%) Mesos
10 20 (0.22%) Oozie
10 20 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (0.22%) QRadar
11 17 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
11 17 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
11 17 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 17 (0.19%) Rundeck
11 17 (0.19%) Terraform
12 16 (0.17%) Control-M
12 16 (0.17%) Nagios
13 15 (0.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1459 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 1239 (13.54%) Oracle
3 816 (8.92%) VMware
4 705 (7.70%) Cisco
5 555 (6.06%) SAP
6 455 (4.97%) IBM
7 250 (2.73%) Citrix
8 225 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
9 219 (2.39%) NetApp
10 213 (2.33%) Juniper
11 204 (2.23%) EMC
12 185 (2.02%) HP
13 180 (1.97%) hybris
14 179 (1.96%) CheckPoint
15 173 (1.89%) Google
16 154 (1.68%) Red Hat
17 145 (1.58%) Cognizant
18 137 (1.50%) Adobe
19 133 (1.45%) F5
20 123 (1.34%) Informatica
West London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £62000 - £90000 per annum + 30% bonus + exceptional benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £ 85,000 + car allowance (5.9k) + bonus (10-15%) + pension + hea
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £76100 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Bath, Avon
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent pension + company benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: up to £78K Cash + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus; car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6.3k car allowance + 10% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago