Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 58 45
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 9,008 8,894 10,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.70% 4.96% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 5.16% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,481 6,697 7,778
UK median annual salary £75,000 £74,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +2.76% +3.57%
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%

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 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 16 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 15 December 2018. 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 +17 8,308 £75,000 - 1,317
UK excluding London +26 4,638 £70,000 +7.69% 821
London +8 4,040 £85,000 +6.25% 577
South East +22 1,416 £70,000 +2.19% 220
Midlands +28 958 £70,000 +7.69% 158
North of England -9 844 £70,000 +7.69% 187
West Midlands +20 759 £68,500 +1.48% 116
South West +51 574 £67,500 +3.85% 109
East of England +29 438 £75,000 +7.14% 66
North West -12 437 £70,000 +7.69% 105
Scotland +36 358 £65,035 +0.05% 51
Yorkshire -5 352 £65,000 - 59
East Midlands +30 197 £75,000 +15.38% 41
Wales +47 107 £65,000 +13.04% 21
North East +7 76 £70,000 +16.67% 23
Northern Ireland -4 25 £60,000 +4.35% 9

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Architect job roles required the following IT 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 2,833 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,378 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,209 (24.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1,892 (21.00%) Finance
5 1,777 (19.73%) Microsoft
6 1,615 (17.93%) Java
7 1,420 (15.76%) TOGAF
8 1,195 (13.27%) SQL
9 1,163 (12.91%) Presales
10 1,105 (12.27%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1,081 (12.00%) DevOps
12 1,078 (11.97%) .NET
13 1,062 (11.79%) Degree
14 1,008 (11.19%) C#
15 1,007 (11.18%) Microservices
16 884 (9.81%) SQL Server
17 881 (9.78%) SOA
18 845 (9.38%) Web Services
19 837 (9.29%) JavaScript
20 815 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
21 806 (8.95%) Big Data
22 778 (8.64%) IT Strategy
23 767 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
24 766 (8.50%) Windows
25 765 (8.49%) Oracle
26 764 (8.48%) PaaS
27 759 (8.43%) Analytics
28 750 (8.33%) Migration
29 738 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
30 726 (8.06%) Technical Architecture

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
1 266 (2.95%) Apache Spark
2 235 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 144 (1.60%) CMS
4 139 (1.54%) Apache
5 134 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 117 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 100 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 100 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 91 (1.01%) Confluence
9 85 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 84 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
11 83 (0.92%) JBoss
12 82 (0.91%) MS Exchange
13 75 (0.83%) OpenStack
14 65 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 61 (0.68%) IIS
16 58 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 58 (0.64%) SAS
17 44 (0.49%) Mule
18 41 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 130 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 63 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 58 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.13%) Simulink
7 6 (0.067%) InVision
7 6 (0.067%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.033%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.033%) SPSS
11 2 (0.022%) Revit
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.011%) CATIA
12 1 (0.011%) Maya
12 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.011%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 186 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 91 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 57 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
5 44 (0.49%) SAP CRM
6 40 (0.44%) SAP ERP
7 26 (0.29%) SAP SCM
8 24 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 24 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 24 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 21 (0.23%) Magento
10 19 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 17 (0.19%) SAP HCM
12 16 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
13 15 (0.17%) SAP MDG
14 14 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
15 13 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.14%) SAP GRC
16 12 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2,378 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,209 (24.52%) Amazon AWS
3 764 (8.48%) PaaS
4 582 (6.46%) IaaS
5 580 (6.44%) SaaS
6 536 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 500 (5.55%) Office 365
8 321 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
9 224 (2.49%) Serverless
10 163 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 146 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
12 125 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 117 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
14 114 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
15 106 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
16 95 (1.05%) OpenShift
17 94 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
18 71 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
19 70 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
20 69 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 440 (4.88%) Firewall
2 349 (3.87%) WAN
3 298 (3.31%) Network Security
4 252 (2.80%) LAN
5 206 (2.29%) Internet
6 170 (1.89%) Wireless
7 167 (1.85%) VPN
8 160 (1.78%) DNS
9 151 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 144 (1.60%) Unified Communications
11 105 (1.17%) MPLS
12 104 (1.15%) SAN
13 101 (1.12%) HTTP
14 87 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
15 81 (0.90%) BGP
16 64 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
17 63 (0.70%) DHCP
18 59 (0.65%) VSAN
19 56 (0.62%) VLAN
20 48 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 884 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 806 (8.95%) Big Data
3 597 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
4 474 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 429 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 368 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 237 (2.63%) MySQL
8 225 (2.50%) RDBMS
9 187 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 185 (2.05%) MongoDB
11 184 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 152 (1.69%) Data Lake
13 151 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
14 149 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
15 133 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 124 (1.38%) SAP HANA
17 116 (1.29%) Power BI
18 111 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
19 100 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 94 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 287 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 254 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 201 (2.23%) JIRA
4 172 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 158 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 110 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 85 (0.94%) Maven
8 82 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 77 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 77 (0.85%) Selenium
10 61 (0.68%) JUnit
11 60 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 57 (0.63%) ERwin
13 54 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
14 49 (0.54%) Bitbucket
15 43 (0.48%) ER Studio
16 37 (0.41%) Subversion
17 30 (0.33%) WebDriver
18 29 (0.32%) SonarQube
19 28 (0.31%) Ant
General
1 1,892 (21.00%) Finance
2 561 (6.23%) Banking
2 561 (6.23%) Retail
3 435 (4.83%) Marketing
4 337 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 227 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 119 (1.32%) Legal
7 110 (1.22%) Advertising
8 106 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 104 (1.15%) Electronics
10 103 (1.14%) Law
11 89 (0.99%) Publishing
12 58 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.60%) Automotive
14 53 (0.59%) Military
15 47 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 45 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 37 (0.41%) Front Office
18 35 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,078 (11.97%) .NET
2 845 (9.38%) Web Services
3 532 (5.91%) HTML
4 406 (4.51%) REST
5 388 (4.31%) CSS
6 364 (4.04%) AngularJS
7 331 (3.67%) XML
8 330 (3.66%) Spring
9 310 (3.44%) Node.js
10 274 (3.04%) SOAP
11 267 (2.96%) JSON
12 256 (2.84%) React
13 241 (2.68%) Middleware
14 215 (2.39%) Kafka
15 206 (2.29%) ASP.NET
16 201 (2.23%) J2EE
17 195 (2.16%) RESTful
18 190 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
19 188 (2.09%) .NET Framework
20 165 (1.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 630 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 592 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 414 (4.60%) Public Cloud
4 375 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 371 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
6 358 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 305 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
8 300 (3.33%) Fintech
9 268 (2.98%) User Experience
10 248 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
11 185 (2.05%) Cloud Native
12 174 (1.93%) Mobile App
13 130 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 121 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 110 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 91 (1.01%) N-Tier
17 90 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
18 80 (0.89%) PKI
19 67 (0.74%) NHS
20 65 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 766 (8.50%) Windows
2 581 (6.45%) Linux
3 242 (2.69%) Unix
4 204 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 140 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 81 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 79 (0.88%) Android
8 79 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 73 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 47 (0.52%) AIX
12 34 (0.38%) Solaris
13 25 (0.28%) CentOS
14 23 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (0.20%) VMS
17 17 (0.19%) HPUX
18 10 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,833 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,420 (15.76%) TOGAF
3 1,163 (12.91%) Presales
4 1,105 (12.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1,081 (12.00%) DevOps
6 1,007 (11.18%) Microservices
7 881 (9.78%) SOA
8 815 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 778 (8.64%) IT Strategy
10 767 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 759 (8.43%) Analytics
12 750 (8.33%) Migration
13 738 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
14 726 (8.06%) Technical Architecture
15 701 (7.78%) Scrum
16 676 (7.50%) Mentoring
17 652 (7.24%) Data Modelling
18 623 (6.92%) Project Management
19 611 (6.78%) Software Engineering
20 534 (5.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,615 (17.93%) Java
2 1,195 (13.27%) SQL
3 1,008 (11.19%) C#
4 837 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 557 (6.18%) Python
6 256 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 253 (2.81%) C
8 231 (2.56%) C++
9 219 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 162 (1.80%) Scala
11 111 (1.23%) PHP
12 107 (1.19%) Go
13 99 (1.10%) Java 8
14 85 (0.94%) Ruby
14 85 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 82 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 71 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 68 (0.75%) Perl
18 55 (0.61%) R
19 36 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,062 (11.79%) Degree
2 561 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 349 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 318 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 310 (3.44%) CISSP
6 269 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 251 (2.79%) TOGAF Certification
8 226 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 208 (2.31%) MCSE
10 181 (2.01%) CCNP
11 157 (1.74%) CCIE
12 149 (1.65%) AWS Certification
13 133 (1.48%) CISM
14 126 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 107 (1.19%) MCSA
16 76 (0.84%) Master's Degree
17 69 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 67 (0.74%) CCDP
19 55 (0.61%) CCNA
19 55 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (3.55%) GDPR
2 282 (3.13%) QA
3 222 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 118 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 72 (0.80%) COBIT
7 62 (0.69%) SLA
8 37 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 31 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 27 (0.30%) PMO
11 18 (0.20%) RMADS
12 17 (0.19%) GPG13
12 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.19%) JSP 440
13 14 (0.16%) SEPA
14 13 (0.14%) IFRS
14 13 (0.14%) WCAG
15 12 (0.13%) ISO 26262
15 12 (0.13%) PSD2
16 11 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 544 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 515 (5.72%) Docker
3 455 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 182 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 79 (0.88%) vSphere
7 77 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 65 (0.72%) VMware NSX
9 52 (0.58%) XenApp
10 49 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 47 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 44 (0.49%) XenDesktop
13 40 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 29 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 20 (0.22%) HDFS
16 18 (0.20%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.17%) vCloud
18 13 (0.14%) NFS
19 11 (0.12%) Apache Flume
20 9 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 312 (3.46%) Kubernetes
2 235 (2.61%) Ansible
3 223 (2.48%) Puppet
4 168 (1.87%) SCCM
5 161 (1.79%) Terraform
6 154 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 76 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 76 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
8 73 (0.81%) SCOM
9 68 (0.75%) vRealize
10 56 (0.62%) SCVMM
11 45 (0.50%) Mesos
12 37 (0.41%) SCOrch
13 26 (0.29%) Kibana
14 25 (0.28%) AirWatch
14 25 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
14 25 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 24 (0.27%) Salt
16 21 (0.23%) logstash
17 19 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,777 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 765 (8.49%) Oracle
3 651 (7.23%) VMware
4 650 (7.22%) SAP
5 589 (6.54%) Google
6 568 (6.31%) Cisco
7 317 (3.52%) IBM
8 278 (3.09%) Citrix
9 233 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 182 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 180 (2.00%) Juniper
12 141 (1.57%) EMC
13 139 (1.54%) hybris
14 135 (1.50%) NetApp
15 125 (1.39%) F5
16 120 (1.33%) Informatica
17 117 (1.30%) Tableau
18 101 (1.12%) MuleSoft
19 100 (1.11%) CheckPoint
20 90 (1.00%) HP