Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,439 3,862 8,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.70% 5.68% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 5.98% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4,535 2,829 6,000
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,081 £53,750
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £64,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £78,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.27% +4.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £115,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

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 103,011 64,577 137,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,176 52,663 111,007
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 18 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 1 August 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 -5 5,685 £80,000 +3.23% 1,329
UK excluding London -2 3,036 £72,500 +3.57% 731
London -13 2,649 £87,500 -2.78% 650
Work from Home 0 1,373 £80,000 +3.23% 244
South East -7 946 £75,000 - 174
North of England +5 794 £72,500 +3.57% 197
Midlands -3 469 £72,500 +3.57% 154
North West -4 396 £75,000 +7.14% 109
West Midlands +9 381 £72,500 +3.57% 109
South West -11 363 £67,500 -3.57% 60
Yorkshire +30 354 £70,000 +1.45% 71
East of England +4 255 £77,500 +1.97% 68
Scotland +2 181 £71,500 +14.40% 52
East Midlands -45 85 £72,500 -1.49% 45
Wales +3 62 £60,000 +4.35% 19
North East -11 47 £66,000 +1.54% 17
Northern Ireland -19 12 £60,000 - 7
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2,439 (37.88%) Azure
2 1,853 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1,775 (27.57%) AWS
4 1,479 (22.97%) Social Skills
5 1,304 (20.25%) Microsoft
6 1,237 (19.21%) DevOps
7 1,106 (17.18%) Finance
8 921 (14.30%) Microservices
9 825 (12.81%) TOGAF
10 813 (12.63%) Presales
11 778 (12.08%) GCP
12 764 (11.87%) Analytics
13 762 (11.83%) Java
14 752 (11.68%) PaaS
15 734 (11.40%) SQL
16 726 (11.28%) Migration
17 697 (10.82%) Security Cleared
18 696 (10.81%) Kubernetes
19 660 (10.25%) SaaS
20 625 (9.71%) IaaS
21 610 (9.47%) .NET
22 588 (9.13%) Degree
23 584 (9.07%) Docker
24 577 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
25 572 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
26 565 (8.77%) SC Cleared
27 564 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
28 508 (7.89%) Public Cloud
29 503 (7.81%) Python
30 480 (7.45%) Data Modelling

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
1 185 (2.87%) Apache Spark
2 158 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 97 (1.51%) CMS
4 66 (1.03%) Confluence
5 60 (0.93%) Apache
6 44 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 44 (0.68%) IIS
6 44 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 44 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 36 (0.56%) EPiServer
8 34 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 33 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 32 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (0.37%) SAS
12 20 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
13 16 (0.25%) Skype for Business
14 13 (0.20%) JBoss
15 12 (0.19%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.078%) Stata
6 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.047%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.047%) Simulink
8 2 (0.031%) Figma
8 2 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.031%) Sketch
8 2 (0.031%) Weka
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 94 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
3 48 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 38 (0.59%) Magento
5 23 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 14 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.22%) SAP MDG
11 12 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 12 (0.19%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 8 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
13 7 (0.11%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 2,439 (37.88%) Azure
2 1,775 (27.57%) AWS
3 778 (12.08%) GCP
4 752 (11.68%) PaaS
5 660 (10.25%) SaaS
6 625 (9.71%) IaaS
7 365 (5.67%) Microsoft 365
8 345 (5.36%) Power Platform
9 272 (4.22%) Serverless
10 188 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 155 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
12 135 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
13 120 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
14 117 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
15 105 (1.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 103 (1.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 102 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
18 89 (1.38%) Snowflake
19 82 (1.27%) OpenShift
20 79 (1.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 321 (4.99%) Firewall
2 181 (2.81%) WAN
3 141 (2.19%) LAN
4 107 (1.66%) Network Security
5 106 (1.65%) VPN
6 94 (1.46%) SD-WAN
7 78 (1.21%) MPLS
8 76 (1.18%) Internet
9 71 (1.10%) DNS
10 68 (1.06%) HTTP
11 67 (1.04%) Wireless
12 61 (0.95%) OSPF
13 60 (0.93%) TCP/IP
14 54 (0.84%) BGP
15 47 (0.73%) Ethernet
15 47 (0.73%) Unified Communications
15 47 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (0.64%) SAN
17 37 (0.57%) Skype
18 32 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
2 454 (7.05%) Big Data
3 423 (6.57%) SQL Server
4 269 (4.18%) Data Lake
5 264 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 233 (3.62%) Power BI
7 200 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 162 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 120 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (1.86%) Tableau
10 116 (1.80%) Metadata
11 114 (1.77%) MySQL
12 106 (1.65%) MongoDB
13 105 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 94 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
15 77 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 63 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 60 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 59 (0.92%) Redis
19 58 (0.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 218 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 135 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 104 (1.62%) JIRA
4 47 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 43 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 42 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 37 (0.57%) GitLab
8 36 (0.56%) Selenium
9 34 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (0.53%) Vagrant
10 28 (0.43%) ERwin
11 27 (0.42%) gulp
11 27 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 27 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (0.39%) Visual Studio
13 23 (0.36%) Maven
14 22 (0.34%) Cucumber
15 19 (0.30%) Grunt
15 19 (0.30%) webpack
16 18 (0.28%) JUnit
General
1 1,479 (22.97%) Social Skills
2 1,106 (17.18%) Finance
3 402 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 399 (6.20%) Public Sector
5 355 (5.51%) Retail
6 325 (5.05%) Marketing
7 287 (4.46%) Presentation Skills
8 250 (3.88%) Banking
9 205 (3.18%) Telecoms
10 171 (2.66%) Influencing Skills
11 157 (2.44%) Law
12 128 (1.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 116 (1.80%) Advertising
13 116 (1.80%) Manufacturing
14 87 (1.35%) Legal
15 74 (1.15%) Electronics
16 58 (0.90%) Back Office
17 55 (0.85%) Games
18 51 (0.79%) Military
19 48 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (9.47%) .NET
2 320 (4.97%) Web Services
3 244 (3.79%) React
4 219 (3.40%) Node.js
5 216 (3.35%) REST
6 189 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 168 (2.61%) Kafka
8 156 (2.42%) .NET Core
9 152 (2.36%) Spring
10 148 (2.30%) HTML
11 125 (1.94%) Middleware
12 118 (1.83%) RESTful
13 117 (1.82%) CSS
14 109 (1.69%) JSON
15 103 (1.60%) SOAP
16 89 (1.38%) XML
17 87 (1.35%) .NET Framework
18 84 (1.30%) ASP.NET
19 79 (1.23%) Spring Boot
20 62 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 508 (7.89%) Public Cloud
2 428 (6.65%) Cloud Native
3 295 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 254 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 209 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 184 (2.86%) User Experience
7 181 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 138 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 128 (1.99%) Legacy Systems
10 112 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 112 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 106 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
12 93 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 70 (1.09%) Life Science
14 54 (0.84%) NHS
15 49 (0.76%) Blog
16 48 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
16 48 (0.75%) Mobile App
17 44 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
18 34 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 429 (6.66%) Windows
2 364 (5.65%) Linux
3 139 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 91 (1.41%) Unix
5 69 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 51 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (0.75%) Android
8 43 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 41 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.59%) CentOS
11 31 (0.48%) Debian
12 30 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 28 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
14 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.20%) SUSE
16 12 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.14%) VMS
18 8 (0.12%) Solaris
19 6 (0.093%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,853 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,237 (19.21%) DevOps
3 921 (14.30%) Microservices
4 825 (12.81%) TOGAF
5 813 (12.63%) Presales
6 764 (11.87%) Analytics
7 726 (11.28%) Migration
8 577 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 572 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 564 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 480 (7.45%) Data Modelling
12 465 (7.22%) Data Architecture
13 454 (7.05%) Software Engineering
14 445 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
15 398 (6.18%) Cybersecurity
16 395 (6.13%) Computer Science
17 383 (5.95%) IT Strategy
18 380 (5.90%) Mentoring
19 369 (5.73%) Architectural Design
20 362 (5.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 762 (11.83%) Java
2 734 (11.40%) SQL
3 503 (7.81%) Python
4 391 (6.07%) C#
5 335 (5.20%) JavaScript
6 259 (4.02%) PowerShell
7 173 (2.69%) C
8 137 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 84 (1.30%) C++
10 83 (1.29%) Scala
11 80 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 76 (1.18%) PHP
13 63 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 60 (0.93%) R
15 59 (0.92%) Go
15 59 (0.92%) Ruby
16 53 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 40 (0.62%) Apex Code
17 40 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 26 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 697 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 588 (9.13%) Degree
3 565 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 186 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 164 (2.55%) CISSP
6 149 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
7 120 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 116 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 116 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 100 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
10 91 (1.41%) CISM
11 74 (1.15%) AWS Certification
12 56 (0.87%) MCSE
13 52 (0.81%) CCNA
14 50 (0.78%) CISA
14 50 (0.78%) OCP
15 49 (0.76%) CCNP
16 42 (0.65%) Master's Degree
17 39 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
18 38 (0.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (2.24%) QA
3 141 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 133 (2.07%) NIST
5 122 (1.89%) GDPR
6 65 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.57%) NCSC
8 36 (0.56%) COBIT
9 34 (0.53%) JSP 440
10 26 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 24 (0.37%) Accessibility
11 24 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
12 19 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 19 (0.30%) SLA
13 18 (0.28%) CDISC
13 18 (0.28%) GRC
14 9 (0.14%) ISO 20022
14 9 (0.14%) NIST 800
15 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 584 (9.07%) Docker
2 283 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 256 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.65%) Firmware
5 42 (0.65%) VMware NSX
6 34 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 34 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 34 (0.53%) vSphere
7 22 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.26%) HDFS
8 17 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.23%) KVM
10 10 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.078%) NFS
11 5 (0.078%) Xen
12 4 (0.062%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.047%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.047%) XenApp
14 2 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 696 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 388 (6.03%) Terraform
3 354 (5.50%) Ansible
4 107 (1.66%) SCCM
5 105 (1.63%) Puppet
6 93 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
9 46 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
10 45 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 40 (0.62%) SCOM
12 37 (0.57%) FortiGate
13 35 (0.54%) Prometheus
14 26 (0.40%) CASB
15 23 (0.36%) Grafana
16 19 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 18 (0.28%) ZABBIX
18 16 (0.25%) Rancher
18 16 (0.25%) vRealize
19 13 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,304 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 420 (6.52%) Google
3 360 (5.59%) VMware
4 340 (5.28%) Oracle
5 335 (5.20%) Salesforce.com
6 301 (4.67%) SAP
7 233 (3.62%) Cisco
8 146 (2.27%) Databricks
9 144 (2.24%) IBM
10 106 (1.65%) MuleSoft
11 88 (1.37%) Citrix
12 82 (1.27%) Adobe
13 71 (1.10%) Informatica
13 71 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 67 (1.04%) Cloudera
15 63 (0.98%) Palo Alto
16 58 (0.90%) EMC
17 56 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 52 (0.81%) Fortinet
18 52 (0.81%) Hortonworks