Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 39 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,371 8,367 9,849
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.66% 5.68% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 5.93% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,437 6,730 7,747
Median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 73,360 141,172 170,641
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.87% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 59,084 112,718 138,104
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12 July 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 12 July 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 0 4,039 £77,500 -0.64% 420
UK excluding London +14 2,228 £70,000 - 313
London -8 1,907 £87,500 +2.94% 135
South East +24 815 £75,000 - 102
North of England +24 524 £70,000 +0.72% 99
North West +35 342 £70,000 - 57
Work from Home -20 342 £77,500 -6.06% 57
Midlands -10 298 £70,000 +4.48% 29
South West +9 264 £67,500 +3.85% 25
East of England +8 201 £77,500 +3.33% 33
West Midlands -22 192 £70,000 +7.69% 19
Yorkshire +32 149 £67,500 - 29
East Midlands +17 102 £73,600 +5.52% 10
Scotland +3 95 £62,500 -9.42% 17
Wales +20 39 £57,500 +3.60% 8
North East -15 34 £65,000 - 13
Northern Ireland +1 3 £60,000 -14.29% 3

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 1,473 (33.70%) Azure
2 1,290 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1,215 (27.80%) AWS
4 1,161 (26.56%) Finance
5 875 (20.02%) Microsoft
6 679 (15.53%) DevOps
7 678 (15.51%) Java
8 644 (14.73%) TOGAF
9 555 (12.70%) .NET
10 530 (12.13%) Microservices
11 528 (12.08%) Migration
12 516 (11.81%) SQL
13 498 (11.39%) Enterprise Architecture
14 472 (10.80%) PaaS
15 455 (10.41%) Analytics
16 436 (9.97%) Python
17 412 (9.43%) Presales
18 403 (9.22%) C#
19 402 (9.20%) SQL Server
20 401 (9.17%) SaaS
21 388 (8.88%) Web Services
22 384 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
23 383 (8.76%) Degree
24 373 (8.53%) IT Strategy
25 372 (8.51%) IaaS
26 366 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
27 353 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
28 346 (7.92%) GCP
29 341 (7.80%) Security Cleared
30 336 (7.69%) 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
1 130 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 127 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 75 (1.72%) Apache
4 70 (1.60%) IIS
5 60 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 57 (1.30%) CMS
7 47 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 45 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 44 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 44 (1.01%) Confluence
10 42 (0.96%) Skype for Business
11 39 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 29 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.62%) SAS
16 24 (0.55%) MS Exchange
17 18 (0.41%) Mule
18 15 (0.34%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 61 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.069%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.046%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 102 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (1.65%) Markit EDM
3 69 (1.58%) SimCorp Dimension
4 55 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 46 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
6 20 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 19 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
8 18 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 17 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
10 15 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.32%) SAP CRM
12 12 (0.27%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.27%) SAP GTS
13 11 (0.25%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 11 (0.25%) SAP FI
13 11 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
14 10 (0.23%) SAP ERP
15 9 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,473 (33.70%) Azure
2 1,215 (27.80%) AWS
3 472 (10.80%) PaaS
4 401 (9.17%) SaaS
5 372 (8.51%) IaaS
6 346 (7.92%) GCP
7 258 (5.90%) Office 365
8 168 (3.84%) Power Platform
9 146 (3.34%) Serverless
10 130 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
11 114 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
12 79 (1.81%) OpenShift
13 72 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
14 65 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
15 58 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
16 45 (1.03%) Apigee
16 45 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
17 44 (1.01%) Amazon S3
18 40 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
18 40 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 213 (4.87%) Firewall
2 118 (2.70%) WAN
3 111 (2.54%) Network Security
4 94 (2.15%) VPN
5 87 (1.99%) Internet
6 80 (1.83%) Skype
7 78 (1.78%) DNS
8 72 (1.65%) Wireless
9 70 (1.60%) LAN
10 56 (1.28%) MPLS
11 50 (1.14%) TCP/IP
12 44 (1.01%) SAN
13 38 (0.87%) BGP
14 34 (0.78%) DHCP
14 34 (0.78%) HTTP
14 34 (0.78%) OSPF
15 24 (0.55%) VoIP
16 21 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
17 18 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (0.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 296 (6.77%) Big Data
3 279 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 190 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 142 (3.25%) Power BI
6 140 (3.20%) Data Lake
7 135 (3.09%) Hadoop
7 135 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 94 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
9 89 (2.04%) MySQL
10 82 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 79 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
11 79 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 66 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
13 65 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 63 (1.44%) MongoDB
15 57 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 51 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 47 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 129 (2.95%) Jenkins
2 100 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 85 (1.94%) JIRA
4 58 (1.33%) Artifactory
5 55 (1.26%) Visual Studio
6 45 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.98%) GitLab
8 33 (0.75%) ERwin
9 29 (0.66%) Maven
10 27 (0.62%) Grunt
11 25 (0.57%) gulp
12 22 (0.50%) webpack
13 19 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (0.34%) Bitbucket
15 15 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
15 15 (0.34%) Selenium
16 14 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (0.27%) JUnit
18 9 (0.21%) LSMW
General
1 1,161 (26.56%) Finance
2 296 (6.77%) Banking
3 234 (5.35%) Retail
4 155 (3.55%) Front Office
5 149 (3.41%) Public Sector
6 128 (2.93%) Marketing
7 117 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 92 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.69%) Legal
10 64 (1.46%) Back Office
11 50 (1.14%) Law
12 46 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 40 (0.92%) Advertising
14 38 (0.87%) Games
15 37 (0.85%) Investment Banking
16 36 (0.82%) Military
17 32 (0.73%) Publishing
18 24 (0.55%) Aerospace
19 22 (0.50%) Electronics
20 21 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (12.70%) .NET
2 388 (8.88%) Web Services
3 220 (5.03%) AngularJS
4 201 (4.60%) React
5 150 (3.43%) REST
6 145 (3.32%) Kafka
7 143 (3.27%) Node.js
8 140 (3.20%) Middleware
9 117 (2.68%) .NET Core
10 114 (2.61%) ASP.NET
11 112 (2.56%) HTML
12 84 (1.92%) Spring
13 83 (1.90%) OAuth
14 81 (1.85%) SOAP
15 72 (1.65%) XML
16 68 (1.56%) RESTful
17 67 (1.53%) CSS
17 67 (1.53%) JSON
18 66 (1.51%) Vue.js
19 65 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 353 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 244 (5.58%) Public Cloud
3 227 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 167 (3.82%) Hedge funds
5 153 (3.50%) Cloud Native
6 150 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 140 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 132 (3.02%) Fixed Income
9 130 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 122 (2.79%) Equities
11 117 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
12 115 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
13 97 (2.22%) User Experience
14 94 (2.15%) Reference Data
15 91 (2.08%) Mobile App
16 71 (1.62%) Virtual Team
17 69 (1.58%) Derivative
18 62 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
19 52 (1.19%) Blog
20 50 (1.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 326 (7.46%) Windows
2 258 (5.90%) Linux
3 112 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 70 (1.60%) Unix
5 63 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 20 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.39%) Android
9 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.16%) CentOS
12 5 (0.11%) AIX
12 5 (0.11%) Solaris
13 4 (0.092%) HPUX
13 4 (0.092%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.069%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.046%) Debian
15 2 (0.046%) VMS
15 2 (0.046%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,290 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (15.53%) DevOps
3 644 (14.73%) TOGAF
4 530 (12.13%) Microservices
5 528 (12.08%) Migration
6 498 (11.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 455 (10.41%) Analytics
8 412 (9.43%) Presales
9 384 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 373 (8.53%) IT Strategy
11 366 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
12 324 (7.41%) Data Modelling
13 312 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 295 (6.75%) Technical Architecture
14 295 (6.75%) Technical Leadership
15 293 (6.70%) Technology Roadmap
16 280 (6.41%) Mentoring
17 276 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
17 276 (6.31%) Software Engineering
18 273 (6.25%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 678 (15.51%) Java
2 516 (11.81%) SQL
3 436 (9.97%) Python
4 403 (9.22%) C#
5 336 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 137 (3.13%) C++
7 121 (2.77%) C
8 107 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 84 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 80 (1.83%) R
11 79 (1.81%) Scala
12 76 (1.74%) Bash Shell
13 42 (0.96%) PHP
14 41 (0.94%) Ruby
15 25 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.55%) Perl
17 23 (0.53%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.46%) Go
19 16 (0.37%) ABAP
20 15 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 383 (8.76%) Degree
2 341 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 213 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 208 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
5 159 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 115 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 113 (2.59%) CISSP
9 84 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 82 (1.88%) MCSE
11 67 (1.53%) Master's Degree
12 66 (1.51%) AWS Certification
13 62 (1.42%) CCNA
13 62 (1.42%) CCNP
14 59 (1.35%) MCSA
15 57 (1.30%) CCIE
15 57 (1.30%) CISM
16 44 (1.01%) PhD
17 34 (0.78%) CISA
18 30 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (4.10%) QA
2 147 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (2.20%) GDPR
4 86 (1.97%) Data Quality
5 71 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 65 (1.49%) NIST
7 59 (1.35%) COBIT
8 42 (0.96%) JSP 440
9 39 (0.89%) NIST 800
10 31 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 28 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 26 (0.59%) NCSC
13 16 (0.37%) SLA
14 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.27%) SEPA
15 8 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
16 5 (0.11%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.092%) COSO
17 4 (0.092%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 297 (6.79%) Docker
2 235 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 112 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.48%) HDFS
7 18 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
7 18 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 17 (0.39%) XenApp
9 14 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.27%) vSphere
12 11 (0.25%) Firmware
13 10 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 7 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 278 (6.36%) Kubernetes
2 119 (2.72%) Terraform
3 107 (2.45%) Ansible
4 81 (1.85%) SCCM
5 65 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 63 (1.44%) Puppet
7 46 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.41%) SCOM
10 16 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (0.37%) Kibana
11 14 (0.32%) WSUS
11 14 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.30%) Grafana
13 11 (0.25%) Salt
14 10 (0.23%) Oozie
14 10 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.21%) CloudHub
15 9 (0.21%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 875 (20.02%) Microsoft
2 320 (7.32%) Oracle
3 304 (6.95%) Google
4 252 (5.77%) SAP
5 246 (5.63%) VMware
6 208 (4.76%) Cisco
7 168 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
8 133 (3.04%) IBM
9 93 (2.13%) Citrix
10 90 (2.06%) Databricks
11 80 (1.83%) Tableau
12 74 (1.69%) MuleSoft
13 73 (1.67%) Juniper
14 72 (1.65%) Charles River
15 69 (1.58%) SimCorp
16 68 (1.56%) Calypso
17 66 (1.51%) GoldenSource
18 59 (1.35%) Red Hat
19 55 (1.26%) Informatica
19 55 (1.26%) Sparx