Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,559 2,932 7,670
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.95% 5.91% 5.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 6.22% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,194 2,185 5,693
10th Percentile £58,400 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
75th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 115,936 47,164 131,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.02% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 80,093 39,498 106,150
10th Percentile £31,888 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 -9 6,586 £82,500 +6.45% 1,502
UK excluding London +3 3,557 £75,000 +7.14% 806
London -15 3,095 £90,000 - 750
Work from Home +11 1,897 £80,000 +3.23% 255
South East -8 1,003 £77,500 +6.90% 191
North of England +4 988 £75,000 +7.14% 241
Midlands 0 594 £75,000 +7.14% 123
West Midlands +11 482 £75,000 +7.14% 82
North West -11 480 £75,000 +7.14% 147
Yorkshire +27 466 £75,000 +15.38% 67
South West +5 380 £72,500 +3.57% 82
East of England +19 322 £75,000 -1.64% 96
Scotland -2 243 £72,500 +16.00% 44
East Midlands -47 103 £72,500 -1.49% 40
Wales 0 67 £60,000 +9.09% 22
North East -22 44 £66,250 +15.22% 27
Northern Ireland -34 16 £70,000 +7.69% 8

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 2,778 (36.75%) Azure
2 2,223 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2,088 (27.62%) AWS
4 1,812 (23.97%) Social Skills
5 1,598 (21.14%) Microsoft
6 1,492 (19.74%) DevOps
7 1,416 (18.73%) Finance
8 1,170 (15.48%) Microservices
9 1,009 (13.35%) Analytics
10 995 (13.16%) Presales
11 903 (11.95%) TOGAF
12 887 (11.73%) Java
13 852 (11.27%) GCP
14 849 (11.23%) Migration
15 844 (11.17%) SQL
16 827 (10.94%) PaaS
17 769 (10.17%) SaaS
18 757 (10.01%) Kubernetes
19 741 (9.80%) Degree
20 703 (9.30%) Security Cleared
21 687 (9.09%) .NET
22 669 (8.85%) Public Cloud
23 665 (8.80%) Enterprise Architecture
24 631 (8.35%) Data Modelling
25 621 (8.22%) IaaS
26 620 (8.20%) Docker
27 604 (7.99%) SC Cleared
28 602 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
29 587 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
30 579 (7.66%) Cybersecurity

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
1 199 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 174 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 171 (2.26%) CMS
4 86 (1.14%) Confluence
5 70 (0.93%) EPiServer
6 57 (0.75%) IIS
7 56 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 55 (0.73%) Apache
9 50 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 48 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 45 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
12 41 (0.54%) Appian
13 40 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 34 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 31 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (0.32%) SAS
16 24 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 23 (0.30%) Drupal
18 17 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
18 17 (0.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 51 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.19%) Simulink
7 10 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.079%) Windchill
9 4 (0.053%) Figma
9 4 (0.053%) Weka
10 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.026%) Sketch
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.013%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.013%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 134 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 46 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 40 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 35 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 29 (0.38%) Magento
7 26 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 17 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 17 (0.22%) SAP MDG
9 13 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 13 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 12 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.12%) SAP IBP
12 8 (0.11%) Sentinel
13 7 (0.093%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2,778 (36.75%) Azure
2 2,088 (27.62%) AWS
3 852 (11.27%) GCP
4 827 (10.94%) PaaS
5 769 (10.17%) SaaS
6 621 (8.22%) IaaS
7 457 (6.05%) Serverless
8 419 (5.54%) Power Platform
9 355 (4.70%) Microsoft 365
10 170 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
11 169 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 149 (1.97%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 148 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 143 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
15 120 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
16 106 (1.40%) iPaaS
17 103 (1.36%) OpenShift
18 88 (1.16%) Snowflake
19 87 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
20 84 (1.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 287 (3.80%) Firewall
2 181 (2.39%) WAN
3 161 (2.13%) LAN
4 118 (1.56%) DNS
5 102 (1.35%) Network Security
6 96 (1.27%) Internet
7 95 (1.26%) VPN
8 69 (0.91%) Broadband
8 69 (0.91%) HTTP
9 67 (0.89%) MPLS
10 65 (0.86%) Wireless
11 61 (0.81%) SD-WAN
12 53 (0.70%) SAN
12 53 (0.70%) TCP/IP
13 48 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (0.61%) IPv6
15 45 (0.60%) OSPF
16 44 (0.58%) BGP
17 43 (0.57%) DHCP
18 41 (0.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 473 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
3 459 (6.07%) Big Data
4 306 (4.05%) Data Lake
5 277 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 260 (3.44%) Power BI
7 200 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 165 (2.18%) Hadoop
9 158 (2.09%) Tableau
10 155 (2.05%) Metadata
11 126 (1.67%) MySQL
12 123 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 106 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 102 (1.35%) MongoDB
15 86 (1.14%) RDBMS
16 83 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
17 77 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 60 (0.79%) Apache Hive
19 53 (0.70%) HBase
20 52 (0.69%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 176 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 128 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 125 (1.65%) JIRA
4 57 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 55 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
6 50 (0.66%) GitLab
7 48 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 45 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 41 (0.54%) ERwin
10 39 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 31 (0.41%) Maven
12 29 (0.38%) Selenium
13 22 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (0.20%) ER Studio
15 15 (0.20%) SonarQube
16 14 (0.19%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.19%) gulp
16 14 (0.19%) JUnit
17 13 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 1,812 (23.97%) Social Skills
2 1,416 (18.73%) Finance
3 483 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 450 (5.95%) Retail
5 380 (5.03%) Public Sector
6 360 (4.76%) Marketing
7 335 (4.43%) Banking
8 332 (4.39%) Presentation Skills
9 234 (3.10%) Law
10 230 (3.04%) Telecoms
11 172 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
12 169 (2.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 129 (1.71%) Advertising
14 126 (1.67%) Legal
15 106 (1.40%) Manufacturing
16 100 (1.32%) Electronics
17 97 (1.28%) Back Office
18 95 (1.26%) Automotive
19 84 (1.11%) Games
20 66 (0.87%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (9.09%) .NET
2 457 (6.05%) Web Services
3 314 (4.15%) REST
4 263 (3.48%) React
5 234 (3.10%) Spring
6 207 (2.74%) Node.js
7 196 (2.59%) Kafka
8 173 (2.29%) .NET Core
9 172 (2.28%) AngularJS
10 163 (2.16%) Middleware
11 155 (2.05%) RESTful
12 141 (1.87%) HTML
13 119 (1.57%) SOAP
14 109 (1.44%) CSS
14 109 (1.44%) Spring Boot
15 106 (1.40%) XML
16 102 (1.35%) JSON
17 87 (1.15%) .NET Framework
18 84 (1.11%) ARM Templates
19 77 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 669 (8.85%) Public Cloud
2 519 (6.87%) Cloud Native
3 364 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 300 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 288 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
6 281 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 238 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 152 (2.01%) User Experience
9 150 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 131 (1.73%) Private Cloud
11 119 (1.57%) Virtual Team
12 118 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 104 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
14 93 (1.23%) Robotics
15 91 (1.20%) Blog
16 90 (1.19%) Social Media
17 76 (1.01%) Mobile App
18 68 (0.90%) Life Science
19 64 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
20 53 (0.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 559 (7.40%) Windows
2 409 (5.41%) Linux
3 146 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 98 (1.30%) Unix
5 69 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (0.69%) Android
7 44 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 41 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 39 (0.52%) Debian
10 37 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
11 32 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.37%) CentOS
12 28 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
13 25 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (0.30%) VMS
15 20 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.15%) Solaris
17 10 (0.13%) SUSE
18 9 (0.12%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,223 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,492 (19.74%) DevOps
3 1,170 (15.48%) Microservices
4 1,009 (13.35%) Analytics
5 995 (13.16%) Presales
6 903 (11.95%) TOGAF
7 849 (11.23%) Migration
8 665 (8.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 631 (8.35%) Data Modelling
10 602 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 587 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
12 579 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
13 572 (7.57%) Data Architecture
14 542 (7.17%) Mentoring
15 541 (7.16%) Computer Science
16 518 (6.85%) IT Strategy
17 511 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
18 484 (6.40%) Software Engineering
19 462 (6.11%) Artificial Intelligence
20 422 (5.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 887 (11.73%) Java
2 844 (11.17%) SQL
3 560 (7.41%) Python
4 455 (6.02%) C#
5 381 (5.04%) JavaScript
6 284 (3.76%) PowerShell
7 146 (1.93%) C
8 127 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 111 (1.47%) C++
10 107 (1.42%) TypeScript
11 91 (1.20%) Ruby
12 89 (1.18%) Go
13 77 (1.02%) PHP
14 75 (0.99%) Scala
15 72 (0.95%) R
16 56 (0.74%) T-SQL
17 55 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 51 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 41 (0.54%) Apex Code
20 38 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 741 (9.80%) Degree
2 703 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 604 (7.99%) SC Cleared
4 227 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 197 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 192 (2.54%) TOGAF Certification
7 180 (2.38%) CISSP
8 148 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 134 (1.77%) AWS Certification
10 91 (1.20%) CISM
11 87 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 85 (1.12%) MCSE
13 81 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
14 60 (0.79%) Master's Degree
15 56 (0.74%) CCIE
16 52 (0.69%) CCNA
16 52 (0.69%) CEH
17 47 (0.62%) CCNP
18 46 (0.61%) MCP
19 42 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 172 (2.28%) NIST
4 170 (2.25%) QA
5 168 (2.22%) GDPR
6 64 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 58 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 52 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 49 (0.65%) COBIT
10 35 (0.46%) NCSC
11 29 (0.38%) Accessibility
12 24 (0.32%) GRC
12 24 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 23 (0.30%) SLA
14 20 (0.26%) CDISC
15 19 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 18 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 16 (0.21%) JSP 440
18 13 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 13 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 620 (8.20%) Docker
2 359 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 330 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 96 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 74 (0.98%) Firmware
6 40 (0.53%) vSphere
7 35 (0.46%) KVM
8 24 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.093%) NFS
14 5 (0.066%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.053%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.026%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.026%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 757 (10.01%) Kubernetes
2 432 (5.72%) Terraform
3 330 (4.37%) Ansible
4 116 (1.53%) Puppet
5 101 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (1.19%) SCCM
7 69 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
8 50 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (0.42%) Istio
10 29 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 26 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 25 (0.33%) Prometheus
12 25 (0.33%) Rancher
13 23 (0.30%) Grafana
14 21 (0.28%) Nessus
15 20 (0.26%) SCOM
16 18 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 18 (0.24%) CASB
17 16 (0.21%) vRealize
18 12 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,598 (21.14%) Microsoft
2 518 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
3 421 (5.57%) VMware
4 418 (5.53%) Google
5 399 (5.28%) Oracle
6 312 (4.13%) SAP
7 281 (3.72%) Cisco
8 237 (3.14%) MuleSoft
9 201 (2.66%) Databricks
10 143 (1.89%) IBM
11 131 (1.73%) Citrix
12 130 (1.72%) ServiceNow
13 128 (1.69%) Adobe
14 99 (1.31%) Informatica
15 90 (1.19%) Dell
16 80 (1.06%) Red Hat
17 62 (0.82%) EMC
18 55 (0.73%) Juniper
18 55 (0.73%) Sitecore
19 52 (0.69%) Palo Alto