Period
to

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 65 51 41
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8,825 5,700 4,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 5.45% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 5.95% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4,597 4,073 3,279
10th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
75th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £71,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -

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 162,374 95,854 76,266
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,235 69,146 62,005
10th Percentile £32,361 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect.

Salary trend for Architect in the UK

Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 17 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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -11 7,429 £85,000 +6.25% 1,063
London -17 3,916 £92,500 +5.71% 529
UK excluding London 0 3,741 £75,000 +4.90% 562
Work from Home -13 3,634 £85,000 +8.97% 450
South East -11 1,010 £75,000 - 129
North of England -4 964 £75,000 +7.14% 137
Midlands +7 632 £75,000 +7.14% 90
North West -1 527 £75,000 - 74
West Midlands +8 513 £75,000 +7.14% 65
South West +19 441 £72,500 +7.41% 81
Yorkshire -9 403 £75,000 +7.14% 54
Scotland +9 368 £78,750 +12.50% 33
East of England -31 318 £80,000 +3.23% 77
East Midlands -5 109 £75,000 +4.90% 24
Wales -19 65 £70,000 +16.67% 5
North East -34 38 £70,000 +8.95% 9
Northern Ireland -18 11 £85,000 +41.67% 8

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Architect job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2,917 (33.05%) Agile
2 2,883 (32.67%) Azure
3 2,540 (28.78%) Social Skills
4 2,462 (27.90%) AWS
5 2,214 (25.09%) Finance
6 1,744 (19.76%) Microsoft
7 1,645 (18.64%) DevOps
8 1,403 (15.90%) TOGAF
9 1,314 (14.89%) Microservices
10 1,232 (13.96%) Degree
11 1,188 (13.46%) Analytics
12 1,120 (12.69%) Cybersecurity
13 1,010 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
14 996 (11.29%) CI/CD
15 964 (10.92%) IT Strategy
16 919 (10.41%) SQL
17 914 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
18 901 (10.21%) Computer Science
19 897 (10.16%) Java
20 884 (10.02%) SaaS
21 874 (9.90%) Python
22 869 (9.85%) Migration
23 862 (9.77%) GCP
24 849 (9.62%) Big Data
25 848 (9.61%) Data Modelling
26 836 (9.47%) Presales
27 831 (9.42%) Security Cleared
28 808 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
29 804 (9.11%) Software Engineering
30 796 (9.02%) Mentoring

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
1 215 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 202 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 158 (1.79%) Apache
4 133 (1.51%) CMS
5 87 (0.99%) Confluence
6 72 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 60 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 56 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 56 (0.63%) IIS
9 52 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 49 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 44 (0.50%) Headless CMS
12 41 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 40 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 33 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 28 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 27 (0.31%) Mule
17 25 (0.28%) SAS
18 24 (0.27%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 79 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.16%) Sketch
6 13 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.14%) Zeplin
8 11 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.045%) Windchill
11 3 (0.034%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.034%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.023%) Blender
12 2 (0.023%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.023%) InVision
12 2 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.023%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.023%) UXPin
13 1 (0.011%) Fusion 360
13 1 (0.011%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 87 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 24 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 24 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 23 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
7 20 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 16 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 15 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 15 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.17%) SAP SCM
10 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.16%) SAP MDG
11 13 (0.15%) Social Studio
12 12 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
12 12 (0.14%) thinkFolio
13 11 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2,883 (32.67%) Azure
2 2,462 (27.90%) AWS
3 884 (10.02%) SaaS
4 862 (9.77%) GCP
5 707 (8.01%) PaaS
6 626 (7.09%) Serverless
7 615 (6.97%) IaaS
8 449 (5.09%) Power Platform
9 399 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
10 378 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
11 258 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
12 167 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 166 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
14 156 (1.77%) Snowflake
15 152 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 139 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
17 131 (1.48%) Amazon S3
18 124 (1.41%) GitHub
19 119 (1.35%) Azure Logic Apps
20 108 (1.22%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 425 (4.82%) Firewall
2 247 (2.80%) WAN
3 216 (2.45%) Network Security
4 206 (2.33%) Internet
5 200 (2.27%) LAN
6 155 (1.76%) Wireless
7 118 (1.34%) SD-WAN
8 116 (1.31%) DNS
9 111 (1.26%) MPLS
10 99 (1.12%) VPN
11 81 (0.92%) OSPF
12 76 (0.86%) BGP
13 72 (0.82%) Ethernet
13 72 (0.82%) TCP/IP
14 65 (0.74%) IPv6
15 64 (0.73%) Broadband
16 62 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
16 62 (0.70%) SAN
17 60 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 59 (0.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 849 (9.62%) Big Data
2 582 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 466 (5.28%) SQL Server
4 398 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 393 (4.45%) Data Lake
6 245 (2.78%) Power BI
7 244 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 178 (2.02%) Metadata
9 175 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 162 (1.84%) MySQL
11 129 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
12 124 (1.41%) MongoDB
13 112 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 97 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
15 93 (1.05%) Tableau
16 90 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 81 (0.92%) BigQuery
18 75 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 74 (0.84%) Redis
20 73 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 239 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 238 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 160 (1.81%) JIRA
4 86 (0.97%) Bitbucket
5 79 (0.90%) GitLab
6 70 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 65 (0.74%) Maven
8 60 (0.68%) Selenium
9 57 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 55 (0.62%) ERwin
11 51 (0.58%) JUnit
12 49 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 40 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (0.40%) Appium
15 30 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 30 (0.34%) Postman
16 27 (0.31%) CircleCI
17 26 (0.29%) Visual Studio
18 24 (0.27%) WatiN
18 24 (0.27%) WATIR
General
1 2,540 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 2,214 (25.09%) Finance
3 808 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
4 746 (8.45%) Banking
5 560 (6.35%) Retail
6 480 (5.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 441 (5.00%) Public Sector
8 362 (4.10%) Marketing
9 349 (3.95%) Presentation Skills
10 278 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
11 270 (3.06%) Legal
12 252 (2.86%) Law
13 203 (2.30%) Telecoms
14 197 (2.23%) Police
15 171 (1.94%) Games
16 133 (1.51%) Automotive
17 120 (1.36%) Financial Institution
18 113 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
19 109 (1.24%) Organisational Skills
20 108 (1.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 700 (7.93%) .NET
2 358 (4.06%) React
3 321 (3.64%) Node.js
4 314 (3.56%) REST
5 227 (2.57%) AngularJS
6 223 (2.53%) Web Services
7 219 (2.48%) Kafka
8 206 (2.33%) HTML
9 187 (2.12%) Spring
10 179 (2.03%) JSON
10 179 (2.03%) XML
11 178 (2.02%) CSS
12 177 (2.01%) RESTful
13 156 (1.77%) .NET Core
14 154 (1.75%) Middleware
15 141 (1.60%) SOAP
16 133 (1.51%) Spring Boot
17 125 (1.42%) HTML5
18 100 (1.13%) ASP.NET
19 95 (1.08%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 673 (7.63%) Public Cloud
2 655 (7.42%) Data Centre
3 526 (5.96%) Cloud Native
4 394 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 345 (3.91%) IoT
6 298 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 287 (3.25%) User Experience
8 243 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
9 178 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 177 (2.01%) Smart Meter
11 172 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
12 149 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
13 134 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 124 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
15 123 (1.39%) Blockchain
16 122 (1.38%) Private Cloud
17 117 (1.33%) Mobile App
18 109 (1.24%) Robotics
19 98 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
20 92 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 596 (6.75%) Linux
2 468 (5.30%) Windows
3 164 (1.86%) Unix
4 89 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 72 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 65 (0.74%) Android
7 60 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 44 (0.50%) Windows 10
9 39 (0.44%) VMS
10 34 (0.39%) CentOS
11 28 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.19%) AIX
13 15 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
14 11 (0.12%) HPUX
14 11 (0.12%) Solaris
15 10 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.068%) SUSE
17 5 (0.057%) Windows Server 2019
17 5 (0.057%) zOS
18 3 (0.034%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,917 (33.05%) Agile
2 1,645 (18.64%) DevOps
3 1,403 (15.90%) TOGAF
4 1,314 (14.89%) Microservices
5 1,188 (13.46%) Analytics
6 1,120 (12.69%) Cybersecurity
7 1,010 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
8 996 (11.29%) CI/CD
9 964 (10.92%) IT Strategy
10 914 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
11 901 (10.21%) Computer Science
12 869 (9.85%) Migration
13 848 (9.61%) Data Modelling
14 836 (9.47%) Presales
15 804 (9.11%) Software Engineering
16 796 (9.02%) Mentoring
17 772 (8.75%) Data Architecture
18 751 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 726 (8.23%) Thought Leadership
20 662 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 919 (10.41%) SQL
2 897 (10.16%) Java
3 874 (9.90%) Python
4 608 (6.89%) JavaScript
5 545 (6.18%) C#
6 290 (3.29%) PowerShell
7 204 (2.31%) Bash
8 179 (2.03%) TypeScript
9 163 (1.85%) C
10 130 (1.47%) C++
11 118 (1.34%) Ruby
12 117 (1.33%) PHP
13 86 (0.97%) Go
14 85 (0.96%) Scala
15 75 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 56 (0.63%) Apex Code
17 52 (0.59%) Groovy
18 32 (0.36%) R
19 26 (0.29%) Shell Script
20 21 (0.24%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1,232 (13.96%) Degree
2 831 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 594 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 397 (4.50%) TOGAF Certification
5 230 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 215 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 211 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 203 (2.30%) CISSP
9 151 (1.71%) AWS Certification
10 119 (1.35%) CCIE
11 102 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 87 (0.99%) CISM
13 84 (0.95%) CCNP
14 64 (0.73%) PhD
15 50 (0.57%) Master's Degree
16 46 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 42 (0.48%) CCNA
18 37 (0.42%) CCDP
19 35 (0.40%) CISA
20 29 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (4.31%) GDPR
2 306 (3.47%) NIST
3 298 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 295 (3.34%) QA
5 256 (2.90%) Data Quality
6 191 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 175 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 88 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 72 (0.82%) Accessibility
10 57 (0.65%) NCSC
11 46 (0.52%) JSP 440
12 35 (0.40%) COBIT
13 32 (0.36%) GRC
13 32 (0.36%) SLA
14 30 (0.34%) PMO
15 26 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 25 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 20 (0.23%) NIST 800
18 17 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
19 14 (0.16%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 513 (5.81%) Docker
2 322 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (3.44%) Active Directory
4 98 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 86 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 84 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 60 (0.68%) Firmware
8 44 (0.50%) vSphere
9 34 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 31 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.18%) KVM
12 15 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.14%) XenApp
14 10 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.10%) LXC
15 9 (0.10%) Xen
16 6 (0.068%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.068%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 730 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 457 (5.18%) Terraform
3 308 (3.49%) Ansible
4 186 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 163 (1.85%) Puppet
6 112 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 92 (1.04%) SCCM
8 49 (0.56%) CASB
9 47 (0.53%) FortiGate
10 39 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 34 (0.39%) Istio
12 27 (0.31%) Rancher
13 25 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 24 (0.27%) Consul
15 20 (0.23%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.17%) Kiali
17 13 (0.15%) Prometheus
18 12 (0.14%) Grafana
19 11 (0.12%) vRealize
20 10 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,744 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 526 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
3 446 (5.05%) Oracle
4 441 (5.00%) Google
5 421 (4.77%) VMware
6 346 (3.92%) Cisco
7 325 (3.68%) Adobe
8 296 (3.35%) SAP
9 259 (2.93%) Apple
10 220 (2.49%) MuleSoft
11 214 (2.42%) Databricks
12 198 (2.24%) Dell
13 157 (1.78%) Palo Alto
14 145 (1.64%) IBM
15 144 (1.63%) ServiceNow
16 140 (1.59%) Citrix
17 107 (1.21%) Informatica
18 94 (1.07%) Juniper
19 73 (0.83%) Fortinet
20 69 (0.78%) F5