The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4310 5114 5703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.89% 5.27% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 5.46% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3266 3810 4420
Median salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £65,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.05% +0.76%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -11 4031 £72,500 - 480
London +4 2199 £80,000 +3.22% 217
South East -22 532 £67,500 - 74
City of London +6 253 £80,000 - 52
Yorkshire -3 252 £67,500 +5.88% 31
West Midlands -3 247 £60,000 -7.69% 26
East of England -19 231 £65,000 - 35
South West -17 218 £70,000 +3.70% 31
West Yorkshire -9 204 £67,500 +3.84% 19
North West -34 201 £67,000 +2.29% 39
Leeds 0 167 £67,500 +10.65% 12
Manchester -17 140 £67,000 -0.74% 30
Berkshire -34 129 £75,000 +7.14% 22
Surrey +16 128 £65,000 -10.34% 14
Birmingham -12 112 £62,500 -3.84% 9
Hampshire -10 104 £65,000 -7.14% 16
East Midlands -27 103 £58,500 -4.87% 20
Scotland -20 93 £67,500 +8.00% 10
Hertfordshire -17 78 £70,000 +7.69% 8
Somerset +38 74 £70,000 - 2
Bath +35 71 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Cambridgeshire -23 64 £67,500 +12.50% 12
Bedfordshire +2 61 £55,000 -24.13% 9
Bristol -42 58 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Buckinghamshire -18 56 £67,500 +3.84% 10
Coventry +24 54 £57,500 -8.00% 3
Canary Wharf +8 48 £77,500 -11.42%
Reading -21 48 £80,000 +14.28% 8
Glasgow +29 47 £60,000 - 4
Cambridge -15 44 £58,500 -22.00% 3

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2310 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2080 (23.74%) Finance
3 1739 (19.85%) TOGAF
4 1721 (19.65%) Java
5 1471 (16.79%) Microsoft
6 1275 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
7 1204 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 1194 (13.63%) SOA
9 1171 (13.37%) Oracle
10 1164 (13.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1080 (12.33%) .NET
12 992 (11.32%) Presales
13 966 (11.03%) Retail
14 949 (10.83%) Degree
15 924 (10.55%) SQL Server
16 920 (10.50%) SQL
17 916 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
18 823 (9.39%) IT Strategy
19 787 (8.98%) Web Services
20 752 (8.58%) Big Data
21 705 (8.05%) JavaScript
22 697 (7.96%) E-Commerce
23 692 (7.90%) VMware
24 681 (7.77%) Windows
25 665 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
26 659 (7.52%) C#
27 656 (7.49%) DevOps
28 651 (7.43%) SAP
29 643 (7.34%) Migration
30 640 (7.31%) 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
1 325 (3.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 290 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 235 (2.68%) Apache Spark
4 186 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 180 (2.05%) Apache
6 171 (1.95%) CMS
7 158 (1.80%) JBoss
8 154 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 100 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 87 (0.99%) MS Exchange
11 83 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 76 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 74 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 72 (0.82%) Mule
15 71 (0.81%) IIS
16 63 (0.72%) SAS
17 61 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
18 54 (0.62%) Skype for Business
19 52 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 50 (0.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 112 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 58 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 53 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 14 (0.16%) InVision
9 11 (0.13%) UXPin
10 6 (0.068%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.068%) PaintShop Pro
10 6 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.046%) SPSS
12 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.023%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.023%) InDesign
12 2 (0.023%) Moqups
12 2 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 110 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 66 (0.75%) SAP Hybris
4 60 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
5 57 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 53 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 53 (0.61%) SAP CRM
7 40 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 36 (0.41%) SAP CO
8 36 (0.41%) SAP FI
8 36 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
9 35 (0.40%) SAP ERP
10 30 (0.34%) Eloqua
10 30 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 29 (0.33%) SAP SD
12 28 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
12 28 (0.32%) SAP HCM
13 27 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
14 25 (0.29%) SAP HR
15 23 (0.26%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1275 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1204 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 550 (6.28%) SaaS
4 391 (4.46%) PaaS
5 343 (3.92%) IaaS
6 290 (3.31%) Office 365
7 251 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 139 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 92 (1.05%) GitHub
10 80 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
11 68 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
12 51 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 44 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 38 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
15 37 (0.42%) iPaaS
16 33 (0.38%) Force.com
17 32 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
18 27 (0.31%) Amazon S3
19 23 (0.26%) Boomi
20 22 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 429 (4.90%) Firewall
2 360 (4.11%) WAN
3 279 (3.18%) LAN
4 254 (2.90%) Internet
5 199 (2.27%) DNS
6 187 (2.13%) SAN
7 147 (1.68%) MPLS
8 127 (1.45%) Wireless
9 126 (1.44%) HTTP
10 123 (1.40%) VPN
11 115 (1.31%) Network Security
12 102 (1.16%) TCP/IP
13 96 (1.10%) BGP
14 95 (1.08%) DHCP
15 81 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
16 78 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 74 (0.84%) VoIP
18 72 (0.82%) LDAP
19 70 (0.80%) OSPF
20 62 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 924 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 752 (8.58%) Big Data
3 477 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 460 (5.25%) NoSQL
5 439 (5.01%) Hadoop
6 401 (4.58%) Relational Database
7 253 (2.89%) MySQL
8 249 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 214 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 191 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 190 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 170 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 133 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 129 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
15 123 (1.40%) Apache Hive
16 103 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 97 (1.11%) HBase
18 77 (0.88%) Power BI
19 75 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
20 68 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 217 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 203 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 97 (1.11%) JIRA
4 90 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 79 (0.90%) Maven
6 76 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 74 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
8 63 (0.72%) Subversion
9 61 (0.70%) Selenium
10 46 (0.53%) ERwin
11 42 (0.48%) TeamCity
12 41 (0.47%) Cucumber
13 36 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
14 35 (0.40%) JUnit
15 32 (0.37%) Gradle
16 28 (0.32%) Artifactory
16 28 (0.32%) Eclipse
16 28 (0.32%) Hudson
17 25 (0.29%) Bitbucket
18 24 (0.27%) webpack
General
1 2080 (23.74%) Finance
2 966 (11.03%) Retail
3 634 (7.24%) Banking
4 413 (4.71%) Marketing
5 411 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 235 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 159 (1.82%) Legal
8 156 (1.78%) Advertising
9 109 (1.24%) Back Office
10 100 (1.14%) Electronics
10 100 (1.14%) Games
11 92 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 83 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 78 (0.89%) Publishing
14 66 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 64 (0.73%) Law
16 63 (0.72%) Local Government
17 60 (0.68%) Billing
18 39 (0.45%) Front Office
19 38 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1080 (12.33%) .NET
2 787 (8.98%) Web Services
3 467 (5.33%) HTML
4 454 (5.18%) XML
5 449 (5.13%) Middleware
6 432 (4.93%) REST
7 389 (4.44%) CSS
8 329 (3.76%) SOAP
9 322 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 293 (3.34%) Spring
11 225 (2.57%) J2EE
12 215 (2.45%) ASP.NET
13 205 (2.34%) Node.js
14 203 (2.32%) HTML5
15 196 (2.24%) Hibernate
16 175 (2.00%) JSON
17 173 (1.97%) RESTful
18 155 (1.77%) JMS
19 146 (1.67%) Java EE
20 145 (1.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 596 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 593 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
3 567 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 430 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 407 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 260 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 242 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 210 (2.40%) User Experience
9 145 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 134 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 125 (1.43%) Fintech
12 123 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 117 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 109 (1.24%) N-Tier
15 85 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 79 (0.90%) PKI
17 73 (0.83%) Clustering
18 70 (0.80%) Internet of Things
19 63 (0.72%) Algorithms
20 62 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 681 (7.77%) Windows
2 636 (7.26%) Linux
3 243 (2.77%) Unix
4 173 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 124 (1.42%) Android
6 107 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 76 (0.87%) Solaris
8 67 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (0.48%) Windows 7
12 37 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
13 34 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.29%) CentOS
15 19 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 16 (0.18%) Windows 10
17 14 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.15%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.091%) AIX
20 6 (0.068%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2310 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1739 (19.85%) TOGAF
3 1194 (13.63%) SOA
4 1164 (13.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 992 (11.32%) Presales
6 916 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 823 (9.39%) IT Strategy
8 697 (7.96%) E-Commerce
9 665 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 656 (7.49%) DevOps
11 643 (7.34%) Migration
12 640 (7.31%) Data Modelling
13 625 (7.13%) ITIL
14 612 (6.99%) Scrum
15 596 (6.80%) CRM
16 583 (6.66%) Analytics
17 571 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
18 569 (6.50%) Mentoring
19 542 (6.19%) Project Management
20 520 (5.94%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1721 (19.65%) Java
2 920 (10.50%) SQL
3 705 (8.05%) JavaScript
4 659 (7.52%) C#
5 415 (4.74%) Python
6 199 (2.27%) C++
7 190 (2.17%) PHP
8 163 (1.86%) C
9 157 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 152 (1.74%) Ruby
11 150 (1.71%) Scala
12 112 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 109 (1.24%) Perl
14 88 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 69 (0.79%) R
16 68 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 66 (0.75%) Go
18 43 (0.49%) PL/SQL
19 40 (0.46%) VB.NET
20 36 (0.41%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 949 (10.83%) Degree
2 390 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 311 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 258 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 209 (2.39%) CCNP
6 203 (2.32%) CISSP
7 175 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 150 (1.71%) CCIE
9 147 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 119 (1.36%) DV Cleared
11 104 (1.19%) CISM
12 87 (0.99%) MCSE
13 72 (0.82%) ISEB
14 56 (0.64%) CISA
15 55 (0.63%) Master's Degree
16 46 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 44 (0.50%) CCNA
18 43 (0.49%) PhD
19 41 (0.47%) CCDP
20 37 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (3.48%) QA
2 212 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 156 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 150 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 79 (0.90%) COBIT
6 63 (0.72%) SLA
7 61 (0.70%) GDPR
8 29 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 27 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 25 (0.29%) SEPA
11 24 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.22%) GCP
13 18 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
14 17 (0.19%) MiFID
15 14 (0.16%) PMO
16 13 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 11 (0.13%) WCAG
19 10 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 434 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 340 (3.88%) Docker
3 310 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 173 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 81 (0.92%) vSphere
6 64 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (0.70%) XenApp
8 60 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (0.61%) HDFS
10 42 (0.48%) vCloud
11 32 (0.37%) Apache Flume
12 31 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 29 (0.33%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.23%) NFS
15 19 (0.22%) KVM
15 19 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.21%) Xen
17 15 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
18 14 (0.16%) SRDF
19 13 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 280 (3.20%) Puppet
2 187 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 158 (1.80%) Ansible
4 118 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 67 (0.76%) SCCM
6 50 (0.57%) Mesos
7 46 (0.53%) Terraform
8 43 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 35 (0.40%) Control-M
10 32 (0.37%) SCOM
11 28 (0.32%) SCVMM
12 23 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 21 (0.24%) MOM
13 21 (0.24%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.23%) Rundeck
15 18 (0.21%) Consul
16 17 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (0.19%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
17 15 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1471 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 1171 (13.37%) Oracle
3 692 (7.90%) VMware
4 651 (7.43%) SAP
5 529 (6.04%) Cisco
6 399 (4.55%) IBM
7 226 (2.58%) Cognizant
8 210 (2.40%) Citrix
9 209 (2.39%) Google
10 189 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
11 173 (1.97%) Juniper
12 164 (1.87%) hybris
13 138 (1.58%) NetApp
14 134 (1.53%) CheckPoint
15 129 (1.47%) Adobe
16 112 (1.28%) Red Hat
17 110 (1.26%) Informatica
18 109 (1.24%) TIBCO
19 108 (1.23%) EMC
20 107 (1.22%) HP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £82000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £49500.00 - £54500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Amazing Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + 16% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus Bonus plus package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Car, pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago