Period
to 29 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 37 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,966 8,828 8,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.56% 5.81% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 6.05% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,096 6,298 6,635
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -

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 119,773 145,847 166,971
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.92% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 95,883 116,580 136,217
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020. 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 -5 6,415 £77,500 - 1,206
UK excluding London 0 3,572 £70,000 - 752
London -7 2,967 £85,000 - 516
South East +14 1,323 £72,500 +3.57% 219
North of England +15 703 £67,500 - 195
Midlands -14 630 £70,000 +2.19% 133
West Midlands -11 459 £70,000 +3.70% 86
East of England +21 390 £77,500 +3.33% 74
North West +16 366 £70,000 - 104
South West -20 317 £67,500 - 65
Yorkshire +2 278 £65,000 - 78
East Midlands +17 169 £85,000 +21.43% 46
Scotland -29 153 £70,000 +7.69% 44
North East +1 59 £57,275 -18.18% 13
Wales -35 54 £60,000 -1.23% 19
Northern Ireland -3 12 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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 2,343 (33.63%) Azure
2 2,018 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 1,801 (25.85%) AWS
4 1,632 (23.43%) Finance
5 1,379 (19.80%) Microsoft
6 983 (14.11%) TOGAF
7 956 (13.72%) DevOps
8 928 (13.32%) Java
9 892 (12.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 863 (12.39%) Migration
11 773 (11.10%) .NET
12 766 (11.00%) SQL
13 748 (10.74%) Analytics
14 739 (10.61%) Presales
15 702 (10.08%) Microservices
16 690 (9.91%) IT Strategy
17 645 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
18 629 (9.03%) Degree
19 603 (8.66%) PaaS
20 589 (8.46%) Windows
21 580 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
22 577 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
23 547 (7.85%) GCP
24 543 (7.80%) SQL Server
25 535 (7.68%) C#
26 533 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
27 525 (7.54%) Mentoring
28 519 (7.45%) SaaS
29 517 (7.42%) SAP
30 514 (7.38%) Data 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
1 315 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 191 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 115 (1.65%) CMS
4 104 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 93 (1.34%) Confluence
6 90 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 86 (1.23%) Apache
8 75 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 71 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
10 68 (0.98%) IIS
11 59 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 46 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 44 (0.63%) MS Exchange
14 39 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 37 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
16 33 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 27 (0.39%) Tomcat
18 26 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 25 (0.36%) NetWeaver
20 23 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 84 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.27%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.11%) ProjectWise
6 7 (0.10%) GNU Octave
6 7 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.029%) SPSS
10 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.014%) HipChat
10 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 104 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 98 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 49 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 37 (0.53%) SAP CRM
6 35 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 35 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 35 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 34 (0.49%) SAP ERP
8 31 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 28 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
10 27 (0.39%) NetSuite
11 26 (0.37%) SAP MM
12 25 (0.36%) Magento
13 23 (0.33%) SAP BPC
13 23 (0.33%) SAP SCM
14 21 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
15 13 (0.19%) SAP SD
16 12 (0.17%) Primavera
17 8 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,343 (33.63%) Azure
2 1,801 (25.85%) AWS
3 603 (8.66%) PaaS
4 547 (7.85%) GCP
5 519 (7.45%) SaaS
6 480 (6.89%) Office 365
7 442 (6.35%) IaaS
8 248 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
9 239 (3.43%) Serverless
10 216 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 190 (2.73%) Power Platform
12 171 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
13 167 (2.40%) Amazon S3
14 116 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
15 94 (1.35%) OpenShift
16 91 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 86 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
18 76 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
19 63 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
20 56 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 374 (5.37%) Firewall
2 221 (3.17%) WAN
3 177 (2.54%) LAN
4 141 (2.02%) VPN
5 136 (1.95%) Network Security
6 126 (1.81%) Internet
7 120 (1.72%) DNS
8 101 (1.45%) SAN
8 101 (1.45%) Wireless
9 78 (1.12%) MPLS
10 72 (1.03%) Skype
11 71 (1.02%) Unified Communications
12 58 (0.83%) HTTP
13 52 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
14 50 (0.72%) BGP
15 49 (0.70%) DHCP
16 45 (0.65%) TCP/IP
17 44 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (0.56%) VoIP
19 38 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 473 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
3 466 (6.69%) Big Data
4 268 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 240 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 202 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 179 (2.57%) Power BI
8 161 (2.31%) Data Lake
9 158 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
10 140 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 116 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 105 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
13 102 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 99 (1.42%) Apache Hive
15 95 (1.36%) Snowflake Schema
16 91 (1.31%) MongoDB
17 87 (1.25%) RDBMS
18 76 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 75 (1.08%) MySQL
20 71 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 178 (2.56%) JIRA
2 164 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 155 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 95 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 66 (0.95%) Maven
6 53 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (0.73%) Selenium
7 51 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 41 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 39 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 38 (0.55%) Artifactory
11 36 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (0.46%) gulp
13 28 (0.40%) Bitbucket
14 24 (0.34%) SonarQube
15 23 (0.33%) Grunt
15 23 (0.33%) Subversion
16 21 (0.30%) ERwin
16 21 (0.30%) Vagrant
17 16 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 1,632 (23.43%) Finance
2 463 (6.65%) Retail
3 387 (5.56%) Banking
4 289 (4.15%) Marketing
5 282 (4.05%) Public Sector
6 213 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 166 (2.38%) Legal
8 154 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 143 (2.05%) Front Office
10 77 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 57 (0.82%) Advertising
12 50 (0.72%) Back Office
13 42 (0.60%) Military
14 37 (0.53%) Automotive
15 36 (0.52%) Local Government
16 32 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 31 (0.45%) Electronics
18 30 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 29 (0.42%) Publishing
20 28 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (11.10%) .NET
2 483 (6.93%) Web Services
3 248 (3.56%) Node.js
4 220 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 207 (2.97%) Kafka
6 203 (2.91%) REST
7 202 (2.90%) HTML
8 185 (2.66%) Middleware
9 176 (2.53%) RESTful
10 175 (2.51%) React
11 157 (2.25%) CSS
12 146 (2.10%) J2EE
13 129 (1.85%) XML
14 124 (1.78%) ASP.NET
15 121 (1.74%) Spring
16 107 (1.54%) .NET Core
16 107 (1.54%) SOAP
17 94 (1.35%) .NET Framework
18 81 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 77 (1.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 580 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 503 (7.22%) Data Centre
3 455 (6.53%) Public Cloud
4 356 (5.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 259 (3.72%) Cloud Native
6 239 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 226 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
8 214 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
9 181 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
10 145 (2.08%) User Experience
11 130 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 110 (1.58%) Private Cloud
13 108 (1.55%) Fixed Income
14 101 (1.45%) Algorithms
15 93 (1.34%) Mobile App
16 86 (1.23%) Blog
17 82 (1.18%) Derivative
18 69 (0.99%) PKI
19 63 (0.90%) Equities
20 58 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 589 (8.46%) Windows
2 439 (6.30%) Linux
3 187 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 134 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 128 (1.84%) Unix
6 75 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 37 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.37%) Android
10 19 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.23%) VMS
13 13 (0.19%) Solaris
14 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.16%) AIX
16 9 (0.13%) CentOS
17 8 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.086%) Debian
19 5 (0.072%) zOS
20 4 (0.057%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,018 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 983 (14.11%) TOGAF
3 956 (13.72%) DevOps
4 892 (12.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 863 (12.39%) Migration
6 748 (10.74%) Analytics
7 739 (10.61%) Presales
8 702 (10.08%) Microservices
9 690 (9.91%) IT Strategy
10 645 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
11 577 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 533 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
13 525 (7.54%) Mentoring
14 514 (7.38%) Data Architecture
15 512 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
16 493 (7.08%) Data Modelling
17 472 (6.78%) Technical Leadership
18 430 (6.17%) CRM
18 430 (6.17%) ITIL
19 427 (6.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 928 (13.32%) Java
2 766 (11.00%) SQL
3 535 (7.68%) C#
4 495 (7.11%) Python
5 457 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 203 (2.91%) C
7 187 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 168 (2.41%) C++
9 103 (1.48%) R
10 73 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 67 (0.96%) Scala
12 62 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 48 (0.69%) Perl
14 46 (0.66%) PHP
15 43 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 42 (0.60%) Ruby
17 34 (0.49%) Apex Code
17 34 (0.49%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.43%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.42%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 629 (9.03%) Degree
2 407 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 273 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 212 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (2.64%) TOGAF Certification
6 169 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 166 (2.38%) CISSP
8 114 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 106 (1.52%) CISM
10 104 (1.49%) MCSE
11 96 (1.38%) AWS Certification
12 89 (1.28%) DV Cleared
13 83 (1.19%) CCIE
14 78 (1.12%) CCNP
15 65 (0.93%) CCNA
16 49 (0.70%) CCDP
17 47 (0.67%) PhD
18 44 (0.63%) Master's Degree
19 42 (0.60%) SAP Certification
20 40 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.83%) QA
2 171 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 151 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 138 (1.98%) GDPR
5 102 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 91 (1.31%) NIST
7 74 (1.06%) COBIT
8 61 (0.88%) SLA
9 49 (0.70%) JSP 440
10 37 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 36 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 29 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 28 (0.40%) PMO
14 24 (0.34%) RMADS
15 20 (0.29%) NIST 800
16 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 14 (0.20%) NCSC
18 13 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
19 12 (0.17%) PSD2
20 10 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 411 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 281 (4.03%) Docker
2 281 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 66 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 45 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (0.62%) HDFS
8 36 (0.52%) vSphere
9 35 (0.50%) VMware NSX
10 33 (0.47%) XenApp
11 27 (0.39%) Apache Flume
12 25 (0.36%) XenDesktop
13 19 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (0.20%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
17 9 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 280 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 222 (3.19%) SCCM
3 204 (2.93%) Terraform
4 182 (2.61%) Ansible
5 158 (2.27%) Puppet
6 119 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 95 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 50 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 47 (0.67%) vRealize
10 37 (0.53%) WSUS
11 36 (0.52%) SCOM
12 32 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
13 27 (0.39%) Oozie
14 22 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
15 19 (0.27%) Packer
16 16 (0.23%) Salt
17 15 (0.22%) AirWatch
18 11 (0.16%) Kibana
18 11 (0.16%) Nagios
19 10 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,379 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 517 (7.42%) SAP
3 486 (6.98%) Oracle
4 452 (6.49%) VMware
5 398 (5.71%) Google
6 336 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
7 313 (4.49%) Cisco
8 241 (3.46%) IBM
9 208 (2.99%) Citrix
10 110 (1.58%) Informatica
11 109 (1.56%) Juniper
11 109 (1.56%) MuleSoft
12 107 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 83 (1.19%) Adobe
13 83 (1.19%) Tableau
14 74 (1.06%) WorldPay
15 70 (1.00%) hybris
16 69 (0.99%) ServiceNow
17 67 (0.96%) Dell
18 65 (0.93%) Sparx