Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 45 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8,229 9,685 8,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.70% 5.55% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 5.76% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,857 7,193 6,728
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £51,675
90th Percentile £105,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +6 7,553 £77,500 +3.33% 1,354
UK excluding London +4 3,915 £70,000 - 845
London 0 3,798 £85,000 +3.03% 595
South East 0 1,211 £75,000 +7.14% 222
Midlands +11 814 £65,000 -7.14% 147
North of England -19 787 £70,000 - 193
West Midlands +13 621 £65,000 -3.70% 105
South West +4 456 £65,000 -4.76% 111
North West -10 446 £70,000 - 109
East of England +21 378 £75,000 +7.14% 86
Yorkshire -45 264 £65,000 -7.14% 69
Scotland -12 243 £63,750 -1.92% 53
East Midlands +3 184 £67,250 -13.23% 42
North East +11 78 £65,000 - 15
Wales -10 39 £55,426 -7.62% 29
Northern Ireland -15 27 £70,000 +12.00% 4

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 2,785 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,456 (29.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,058 (25.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1,720 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 1,683 (20.45%) Finance
6 1,344 (16.33%) Java
7 1,293 (15.71%) TOGAF
8 1,172 (14.24%) DevOps
9 1,169 (14.21%) Presales
10 1,055 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 958 (11.64%) SQL
12 921 (11.19%) Degree
13 917 (11.14%) .NET
14 910 (11.06%) Migration
15 887 (10.78%) Microservices
16 815 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 803 (9.76%) IT Strategy
18 735 (8.93%) Analytics
19 730 (8.87%) C#
20 698 (8.48%) Web Services
21 666 (8.09%) Software Engineering
22 661 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
23 645 (7.84%) Big Data
24 636 (7.73%) Windows
25 635 (7.72%) SOA
25 635 (7.72%) PaaS
26 634 (7.70%) Mentoring
27 631 (7.67%) VMware
28 630 (7.66%) Python
29 628 (7.63%) JavaScript

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
1 218 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 190 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 149 (1.81%) CMS
4 126 (1.53%) Confluence
5 112 (1.36%) Apache
6 99 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 83 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 79 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 77 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 76 (0.92%) IIS
11 62 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 60 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 57 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 54 (0.66%) MS Exchange
15 52 (0.63%) Apache Solr
16 50 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 50 (0.61%) SAS
17 42 (0.51%) JBoss
18 38 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
18 38 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 27 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.036%) InVision
9 3 (0.036%) Sketch
9 3 (0.036%) SPSS
10 2 (0.024%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.012%) ArchiCAD
11 1 (0.012%) CATIA
11 1 (0.012%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.012%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.012%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 100 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 67 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 65 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 44 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
5 40 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 39 (0.47%) Magento
7 38 (0.46%) SAP CRM
8 36 (0.44%) SAP SCM
9 29 (0.35%) SAP CO
9 29 (0.35%) SAP FI
9 29 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
10 26 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
11 24 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
12 20 (0.24%) SAP MM
12 20 (0.24%) SAP PP
13 18 (0.22%) SAP EWM
14 13 (0.16%) SAP SD
15 12 (0.15%) SAP HCM
15 12 (0.15%) SAP QM
16 11 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2,456 (29.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,058 (25.01%) Amazon AWS
3 635 (7.72%) PaaS
4 531 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 518 (6.29%) Office 365
6 515 (6.26%) SaaS
7 474 (5.76%) IaaS
8 236 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 228 (2.77%) Serverless
10 205 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 141 (1.71%) Power Platform
12 109 (1.32%) GitHub
13 95 (1.15%) Amazon S3
13 95 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
14 91 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
15 79 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 75 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 69 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
18 59 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 44 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 440 (5.35%) Firewall
2 412 (5.01%) WAN
3 286 (3.48%) LAN
4 268 (3.26%) Network Security
5 217 (2.64%) Internet
6 162 (1.97%) Unified Communications
7 158 (1.92%) DNS
8 151 (1.83%) VPN
9 144 (1.75%) Wireless
10 128 (1.56%) Skype
11 106 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
12 102 (1.24%) MPLS
13 91 (1.11%) VoIP
14 89 (1.08%) SAN
15 76 (0.92%) DHCP
15 76 (0.92%) TCP/IP
16 70 (0.85%) BGP
16 70 (0.85%) HTTP
17 63 (0.77%) OSPF
18 62 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (7.84%) Big Data
2 599 (7.28%) SQL Server
3 460 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 349 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 297 (3.61%) Hadoop
6 260 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 181 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 160 (1.94%) Data Lake
9 150 (1.82%) MySQL
10 131 (1.59%) Power BI
11 130 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 128 (1.56%) SAP HANA
13 119 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
14 116 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 109 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
16 100 (1.22%) Apache Hive
17 98 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 93 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 91 (1.11%) HBase
20 72 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 225 (2.73%) JIRA
2 212 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 176 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 133 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 99 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 77 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 57 (0.69%) Selenium
8 49 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 45 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 37 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 36 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 34 (0.41%) Maven
13 29 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 26 (0.32%) ERwin
14 26 (0.32%) MSI
14 26 (0.32%) WebDriver
15 25 (0.30%) Gradle
16 24 (0.29%) JUnit
17 23 (0.28%) Mockito
18 21 (0.26%) Appium
General
1 1,683 (20.45%) Finance
2 608 (7.39%) Retail
3 490 (5.95%) Banking
4 362 (4.40%) Marketing
5 290 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 236 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 143 (1.74%) Front Office
8 109 (1.32%) Advertising
9 108 (1.31%) Legal
10 58 (0.70%) Back Office
10 58 (0.70%) Law
11 57 (0.69%) Games
12 53 (0.64%) Publishing
13 49 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 46 (0.56%) Local Government
15 44 (0.53%) Electronics
15 44 (0.53%) Military
16 39 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 36 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 36 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (11.14%) .NET
2 698 (8.48%) Web Services
3 346 (4.20%) Node.js
4 345 (4.19%) AngularJS
5 322 (3.91%) HTML
6 295 (3.58%) React
7 273 (3.32%) REST
8 226 (2.75%) RESTful
9 218 (2.65%) Middleware
10 211 (2.56%) Spring
11 209 (2.54%) JSON
12 201 (2.44%) CSS
13 195 (2.37%) XML
14 187 (2.27%) ASP.NET
15 156 (1.90%) SOAP
16 149 (1.81%) Kafka
17 126 (1.53%) J2EE
18 114 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 107 (1.30%) .NET Core
20 98 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 661 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 593 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 464 (5.64%) Public Cloud
4 443 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 393 (4.78%) Management Information System
6 389 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
7 281 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
8 276 (3.35%) User Experience
9 270 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
10 203 (2.47%) Cloud Native
11 143 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 130 (1.58%) Private Cloud
13 110 (1.34%) Virtual Team
14 97 (1.18%) CESG
15 96 (1.17%) Derivative
16 85 (1.03%) Fixed Income
17 72 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 72 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 71 (0.86%) PKI
19 70 (0.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 636 (7.73%) Windows
2 519 (6.31%) Linux
3 193 (2.35%) Unix
3 193 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 122 (1.48%) Windows 10
5 91 (1.11%) Android
6 87 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 85 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.41%) AIX
10 29 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.32%) CentOS
13 19 (0.23%) Solaris
13 19 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.097%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.085%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.073%) SUSE
18 4 (0.049%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,785 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,293 (15.71%) TOGAF
3 1,172 (14.24%) DevOps
4 1,169 (14.21%) Presales
5 1,055 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 910 (11.06%) Migration
7 887 (10.78%) Microservices
8 815 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 803 (9.76%) IT Strategy
10 735 (8.93%) Analytics
11 666 (8.09%) Software Engineering
12 635 (7.72%) SOA
13 634 (7.70%) Mentoring
14 628 (7.63%) Technical Architecture
15 608 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
16 603 (7.33%) Project Management
17 584 (7.10%) Data Modelling
18 555 (6.74%) Information Security
19 521 (6.33%) Technical Leadership
20 516 (6.27%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 1,344 (16.33%) Java
2 958 (11.64%) SQL
3 730 (8.87%) C#
4 630 (7.66%) Python
5 628 (7.63%) JavaScript
6 272 (3.31%) C
7 248 (3.01%) C++
8 247 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 151 (1.83%) Scala
10 112 (1.36%) R
11 101 (1.23%) Ruby
12 94 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 77 (0.94%) PHP
14 73 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 54 (0.66%) Perl
16 52 (0.63%) Bash Shell
17 45 (0.55%) TypeScript
18 44 (0.53%) Java 8
19 42 (0.51%) Shell Script
20 37 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 921 (11.19%) Degree
2 615 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 359 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
4 345 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 294 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
6 289 (3.51%) CISSP
7 204 (2.48%) CCNP
8 203 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 164 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 148 (1.80%) CISM
11 143 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 140 (1.70%) AWS Certification
13 125 (1.52%) CCIE
14 98 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
15 96 (1.17%) CCNA
16 91 (1.11%) MCSE
17 73 (0.89%) CCDP
18 70 (0.85%) CISA
19 57 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 51 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (3.26%) GDPR
2 255 (3.10%) QA
3 181 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 171 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 134 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 96 (1.17%) SLA
7 91 (1.11%) NIST
8 59 (0.72%) COBIT
9 58 (0.70%) JSP 440
10 51 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 49 (0.60%) HMG Infosec
12 35 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 32 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 27 (0.33%) NCSC
15 23 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 21 (0.26%) ISO 9001
17 20 (0.24%) PMO
18 17 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
19 14 (0.17%) RMADS
20 13 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 578 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 472 (5.74%) Docker
3 447 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 64 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 53 (0.64%) XenApp
8 50 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (0.41%) VMware NSX
10 34 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 26 (0.32%) vSphere
13 23 (0.28%) HDFS
14 20 (0.24%) IAG
15 16 (0.19%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 12 (0.15%) NFS
18 10 (0.12%) DFS Replication
18 10 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 368 (4.47%) Kubernetes
2 247 (3.00%) SCCM
3 190 (2.31%) Ansible
4 150 (1.82%) Puppet
5 134 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 131 (1.59%) Terraform
7 109 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 74 (0.90%) SCOM
9 46 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 43 (0.52%) vCenter Server
11 38 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
12 36 (0.44%) vRealize
13 35 (0.43%) SCVMM
14 28 (0.34%) FortiGate
15 26 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
16 25 (0.30%) Packer
17 24 (0.29%) Mesos
17 24 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 24 (0.29%) SCOrch
18 21 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,720 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 631 (7.67%) VMware
3 619 (7.52%) SAP
4 548 (6.66%) Oracle
5 545 (6.62%) Cisco
6 518 (6.29%) Google
7 286 (3.48%) Citrix
8 252 (3.06%) IBM
9 221 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
10 132 (1.60%) MuleSoft
11 129 (1.57%) Juniper
12 126 (1.53%) Informatica
13 125 (1.52%) Tableau
14 108 (1.31%) ServiceNow
15 105 (1.28%) HP
15 105 (1.28%) hybris
16 102 (1.24%) EMC
17 100 (1.22%) Dell
18 99 (1.20%) Palo Alto
19 94 (1.14%) Sitecore