The median annual salary for a Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4406 5314 5894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.17% 5.11% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 5.30% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3310 4090 4555
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 £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 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 28 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 +1 4146 £72,500 +3.57% 506
London +12 2190 £80,000 +3.22% 277
South East -13 587 £68,250 -1.44% 64
City of London -2 280 £77,500 - 75
West Midlands +1 276 £65,000 +4.00% 12
South West +22 270 £65,000 - 16
East of England -18 238 £70,000 +7.69% 26
Yorkshire -13 228 £67,500 +12.50% 38
North West +6 222 £65,000 -2.03% 36
West Yorkshire -9 190 £67,500 +12.50% 29
Berkshire -13 175 £70,000 - 11
Birmingham +10 162 £65,000 +1.56% 6
Manchester +4 161 £65,000 -7.14% 27
Leeds -20 127 £65,000 +7.43% 22
Surrey +36 123 £70,000 - 15
Bristol +24 121 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Hertfordshire +32 106 £70,000 +3.70% 3
East Midlands -15 103 £70,000 +16.66% 24
Scotland -14 101 £65,000 - 19
Hampshire -22 73 £67,500 - 13
Edinburgh +6 72 £65,000 - 13
Bedfordshire +5 68 £65,000 -9.09% 7
Oxfordshire -25 58 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Buckinghamshire -7 52 £73,750 +5.35% 7
Nottinghamshire +21 50 £71,250 +23.91% 5
Cambridgeshire -20 48 £80,000 +28.00% 13
Luton +14 45 £65,000 -18.75% 2
East Sussex +40 44 £65,000 - 1
Nottingham +17 44 £71,250 +29.54% 5
Watford +15 43 £67,500 -20.58% 1

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 2285 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2160 (23.52%) Finance
3 1862 (20.28%) Java
4 1750 (19.06%) TOGAF
5 1462 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 1300 (14.16%) SOA
7 1239 (13.49%) Oracle
8 1168 (12.72%) .NET
9 1140 (12.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1139 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
11 1076 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
12 1067 (11.62%) Retail
13 1058 (11.52%) Presales
14 1049 (11.42%) Degree
15 965 (10.51%) IT Strategy
16 899 (9.79%) SQL Server
17 844 (9.19%) Big Data
18 836 (9.10%) SQL
19 829 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 813 (8.85%) VMware
21 756 (8.23%) Web Services
22 744 (8.10%) E-Commerce
23 727 (7.92%) Data Centre
24 722 (7.86%) C#
25 714 (7.78%) Cisco
26 699 (7.61%) ITIL
27 697 (7.59%) Linux
28 692 (7.54%) JavaScript
29 684 (7.45%) Banking
30 682 (7.43%) 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
1 348 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 265 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 212 (2.31%) Apache Spark
4 210 (2.29%) Apache
5 203 (2.21%) JBoss
6 182 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 162 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 149 (1.62%) CMS
9 132 (1.44%) IIS
10 113 (1.23%) OpenStack
11 97 (1.06%) Apache Pig
12 94 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 86 (0.94%) MS Exchange
14 85 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
15 81 (0.88%) Mule
16 80 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
17 69 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
18 67 (0.73%) Skype for Business
19 62 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 62 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 574 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 146 (1.59%) MS Office
3 97 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 76 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.42%) MS Project
6 17 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.098%) SPSS Modeler
10 7 (0.076%) InVision
11 6 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.054%) Simulink
13 4 (0.044%) InDesign
13 4 (0.044%) UXPin
14 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.033%) CATIA
14 3 (0.033%) Moqups
15 2 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
15 2 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 99 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
2 62 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
3 52 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (0.53%) SAP CRM
5 41 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
6 40 (0.44%) SAP ERP
7 39 (0.42%) SAP HR
8 35 (0.38%) SAP SD
9 33 (0.36%) RMDS
10 32 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 28 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
12 27 (0.29%) SAP HCM
12 27 (0.29%) SAP Retail
13 26 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
13 26 (0.28%) SAP CO
13 26 (0.28%) SAP FI
13 26 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
14 22 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
14 22 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1139 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1076 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 519 (5.65%) SaaS
4 366 (3.99%) PaaS
5 285 (3.10%) IaaS
6 250 (2.72%) Office 365
7 237 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 112 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 81 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 50 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
11 45 (0.49%) Force.com
12 43 (0.47%) GitHub
13 35 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
14 30 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
15 27 (0.29%) Yammer
16 26 (0.28%) SoftLayer
16 26 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (0.22%) OpenShift
18 19 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
19 16 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 381 (4.15%) WAN
2 372 (4.05%) Firewall
3 329 (3.58%) LAN
4 266 (2.90%) SAN
5 236 (2.57%) Internet
6 198 (2.16%) DNS
7 169 (1.84%) HTTP
8 166 (1.81%) VPN
9 161 (1.75%) MPLS
10 155 (1.69%) Network Security
11 115 (1.25%) Wireless
12 99 (1.08%) DHCP
13 95 (1.03%) TCP/IP
14 89 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 89 (0.97%) NAS
15 87 (0.95%) BGP
16 83 (0.90%) Unified Communications
17 82 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 82 (0.89%) LDAP
18 73 (0.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 899 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 844 (9.19%) Big Data
3 544 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
4 474 (5.16%) Hadoop
5 441 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 377 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 245 (2.67%) MongoDB
8 230 (2.50%) MySQL
9 223 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 169 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 159 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 148 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 145 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 124 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 118 (1.28%) HBase
16 112 (1.22%) Oracle Database
17 97 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
18 85 (0.93%) DB2
19 76 (0.83%) Power BI
20 73 (0.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 204 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 200 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 92 (1.00%) Maven
4 81 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 78 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 74 (0.81%) Gradle
7 70 (0.76%) JIRA
8 69 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 52 (0.57%) JUnit
11 50 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 50 (0.54%) ERwin
11 50 (0.54%) Selenium
12 47 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 47 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 47 (0.51%) Subversion
13 46 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 39 (0.42%) Cucumber
15 30 (0.33%) Axure RP
16 24 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 2160 (23.52%) Finance
2 1067 (11.62%) Retail
3 684 (7.45%) Banking
4 509 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 389 (4.24%) Marketing
6 207 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 199 (2.17%) Advertising
8 168 (1.83%) Legal
9 124 (1.35%) Publishing
10 115 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 113 (1.23%) Back Office
12 110 (1.20%) Games
13 73 (0.79%) Billing
14 64 (0.70%) Electronics
14 64 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 63 (0.69%) Front Office
16 57 (0.62%) Local Government
17 50 (0.54%) Law
18 47 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1168 (12.72%) .NET
2 756 (8.23%) Web Services
3 540 (5.88%) Middleware
4 504 (5.49%) HTML
5 422 (4.60%) XML
6 398 (4.33%) REST
7 366 (3.99%) CSS
8 319 (3.47%) SOAP
9 301 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 271 (2.95%) J2EE
11 269 (2.93%) Spring
12 251 (2.73%) ASP.NET
13 214 (2.33%) HTML5
14 197 (2.15%) JSON
14 197 (2.15%) Node.js
15 173 (1.88%) RESTful
16 160 (1.74%) .NET Framework
16 160 (1.74%) jQuery
17 156 (1.70%) Java EE
18 122 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 727 (7.92%) Data Centre
2 637 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
3 579 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 505 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 395 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 213 (2.32%) User Experience
7 204 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 183 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 144 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 122 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 115 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 108 (1.18%) Clustering
13 107 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 99 (1.08%) Fintech
15 79 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 78 (0.85%) PKI
16 78 (0.85%) Private Cloud
17 76 (0.83%) Internet of Things
18 61 (0.66%) Client/Server
19 54 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 697 (7.59%) Linux
2 667 (7.26%) Windows
3 286 (3.11%) Unix
4 202 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 115 (1.25%) Android
6 107 (1.17%) Solaris
7 104 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 96 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 26 (0.28%) CentOS
14 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.16%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.098%) OpenVMS
16 9 (0.098%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2285 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1750 (19.06%) TOGAF
3 1300 (14.16%) SOA
4 1140 (12.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1058 (11.52%) Presales
6 965 (10.51%) IT Strategy
7 829 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 744 (8.10%) E-Commerce
9 699 (7.61%) ITIL
10 682 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
11 671 (7.31%) Data Modelling
12 667 (7.26%) Technical Architecture
13 659 (7.18%) Analytics
14 656 (7.14%) Project Management
15 638 (6.95%) CRM
16 627 (6.83%) Mentoring
17 583 (6.35%) DevOps
18 561 (6.11%) Scrum
19 560 (6.10%) Migration
20 557 (6.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1862 (20.28%) Java
2 836 (9.10%) SQL
3 722 (7.86%) C#
4 692 (7.54%) JavaScript
5 380 (4.14%) Python
6 208 (2.27%) C
7 169 (1.84%) PHP
8 164 (1.79%) Ruby
9 158 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 156 (1.70%) C++
11 144 (1.57%) Scala
12 100 (1.09%) Perl
13 74 (0.81%) T-SQL
14 69 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 51 (0.56%) R
16 40 (0.44%) Apex Code
17 39 (0.42%) PL/SQL
18 36 (0.39%) Shell Script
19 34 (0.37%) VB
20 32 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1049 (11.42%) Degree
2 352 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 322 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 252 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 219 (2.38%) CISSP
6 214 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 189 (2.06%) CCNP
8 171 (1.86%) CCIE
9 138 (1.50%) MCSE
10 128 (1.39%) CISM
11 117 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 92 (1.00%) CISA
13 85 (0.93%) CCNA
14 78 (0.85%) PhD
15 73 (0.79%) Postgraduate
16 67 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (0.69%) ISEB
18 57 (0.62%) PMP
19 54 (0.59%) PMI Certification
20 51 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (3.13%) QA
2 203 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 157 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 126 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 60 (0.65%) COBIT
6 57 (0.62%) SLA
7 23 (0.25%) PMO
8 21 (0.23%) GDPR
8 21 (0.23%) MiFID
9 20 (0.22%) GCP
10 18 (0.20%) SEPA
11 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 16 (0.17%) RMADS
12 15 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 14 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.076%) ISO20022
16 6 (0.065%) GPG13
16 6 (0.065%) SSAE 16
17 5 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 561 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 312 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 249 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 232 (2.53%) Docker
5 73 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 73 (0.79%) vSphere
6 67 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 66 (0.72%) vCloud
8 65 (0.71%) HDFS
9 60 (0.65%) KVM
10 58 (0.63%) NFS
10 58 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
11 57 (0.62%) Xen
12 53 (0.58%) Apache Flume
13 51 (0.56%) SRDF
14 48 (0.52%) XenApp
15 33 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
16 22 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (0.098%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 251 (2.73%) Puppet
2 165 (1.80%) Ansible
3 148 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (0.62%) SCCM
5 54 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 53 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 39 (0.42%) SCVMM
8 29 (0.32%) SCOM
9 27 (0.29%) Mesos
10 20 (0.22%) Oozie
10 20 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (0.22%) QRadar
11 18 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
11 18 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
11 18 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 17 (0.19%) Nagios
12 17 (0.19%) Rundeck
12 17 (0.19%) Terraform
13 15 (0.16%) Control-M
13 15 (0.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1462 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 1239 (13.49%) Oracle
3 813 (8.85%) VMware
4 714 (7.78%) Cisco
5 551 (6.00%) SAP
6 452 (4.92%) IBM
7 250 (2.72%) Citrix
8 224 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 219 (2.38%) NetApp
10 217 (2.36%) Juniper
11 204 (2.22%) EMC
12 191 (2.08%) HP
13 185 (2.01%) hybris
14 182 (1.98%) CheckPoint
15 171 (1.86%) Google
16 156 (1.70%) Red Hat
17 141 (1.54%) Cognizant
18 136 (1.48%) Adobe
19 133 (1.45%) F5
20 123 (1.34%) TIBCO
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus; car allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + 27 Hols + exc pension
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent bonus + pension
Posted: 41 minutes ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 53,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £110,000 per annum to £100k basic plus variable + bene
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits + bonus (10%), Medical, Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £60,000 + health, dental, pension & flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £145000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £80.000 - £100.000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits + bonus (10%), Medical, Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Technology People UK
Salary: NZD $130,000 - $160,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £68,000 - £110,000 + extensive benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum Basix salary to £80,000 plus variabl
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £75000.00 - £95000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago