Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 40 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,713 9,339 8,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.63% 5.71% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 5.95% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,611 6,718 6,457
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,500
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -2.24%

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +3 7,075 £77,500 +3.33% 1,202
UK excluding London -3 3,832 £70,000 - 812
London +1 3,345 £85,000 +3.03% 466
South East +2 1,313 £72,500 +3.57% 210
North of England -3 766 £65,000 -7.14% 204
Midlands -10 698 £70,000 - 141
West Midlands -7 519 £65,000 -7.14% 103
South West -21 418 £70,000 +3.70% 89
North West +8 413 £70,000 - 108
East of England +16 408 £75,000 +7.14% 94
Yorkshire -12 301 £65,000 -1.89% 80
Scotland -34 173 £69,000 +6.15% 54
East Midlands -5 170 £77,500 - 36
North East 0 52 £61,000 -6.15% 16
Wales -32 40 £57,500 -4.17% 11
Northern Ireland -9 24 £65,000 +8.33% 11

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2,382 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2,352 (30.49%) Azure
3 1,973 (25.58%) AWS
4 1,635 (21.20%) Finance
5 1,489 (19.31%) Microsoft
6 1,193 (15.47%) TOGAF
7 1,135 (14.72%) DevOps
8 1,095 (14.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 976 (12.65%) Java
10 896 (11.62%) Presales
11 871 (11.29%) Migration
12 860 (11.15%) Microservices
13 843 (10.93%) Degree
14 805 (10.44%) IT Strategy
15 798 (10.35%) SQL
16 750 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
17 740 (9.59%) .NET
18 738 (9.57%) Windows
19 714 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 663 (8.60%) Mentoring
21 650 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
22 646 (8.38%) Analytics
23 613 (7.95%) SAP
24 612 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
25 602 (7.81%) Data Centre
26 599 (7.77%) Retail
27 582 (7.55%) Linux
28 580 (7.52%) PaaS
29 578 (7.49%) SQL Server
30 562 (7.29%) C#

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
1 301 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 175 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 148 (1.92%) CMS
4 131 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 91 (1.18%) Confluence
6 84 (1.09%) Apache
7 69 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
7 69 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 67 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 66 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 63 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 55 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 53 (0.69%) Skype for Business
13 52 (0.67%) IIS
14 48 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 34 (0.44%) JBoss
16 29 (0.38%) Tomcat
17 27 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
18 26 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
19 21 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 33 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 9 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.078%) ProjectWise
9 5 (0.065%) GNU Octave
9 5 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.065%) SPSS
10 2 (0.026%) InVision
10 2 (0.026%) Sketch
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) CATIA
11 1 (0.013%) HipChat
11 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 81 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 80 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 77 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 61 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
5 59 (0.76%) SAP ERP
6 42 (0.54%) Magento
6 42 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 42 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 42 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 36 (0.47%) SAP SCM
8 35 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
9 34 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
10 23 (0.30%) SAP CRM
10 23 (0.30%) SAP MM
11 21 (0.27%) SAP SD
12 20 (0.26%) SAP BPC
13 17 (0.22%) SAP PP
14 15 (0.19%) Avolution ABACUS
14 15 (0.19%) NetSuite
15 13 (0.17%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 2,352 (30.49%) Azure
2 1,973 (25.58%) AWS
3 580 (7.52%) PaaS
4 532 (6.90%) Office 365
5 506 (6.56%) SaaS
6 491 (6.37%) GCP
7 389 (5.04%) IaaS
8 267 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 248 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
10 208 (2.70%) Serverless
11 172 (2.23%) Power Platform
12 142 (1.84%) Amazon S3
13 114 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
14 98 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 80 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
16 72 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
17 71 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
18 62 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
19 58 (0.75%) OpenShift
20 47 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 408 (5.29%) Firewall
2 324 (4.20%) WAN
3 242 (3.14%) LAN
4 204 (2.64%) Internet
5 185 (2.40%) Network Security
6 140 (1.82%) DNS
7 137 (1.78%) VPN
8 126 (1.63%) Unified Communications
9 119 (1.54%) Wireless
10 93 (1.21%) VoIP
11 88 (1.14%) SAN
12 84 (1.09%) MPLS
13 77 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 71 (0.92%) DHCP
14 71 (0.92%) Skype
15 64 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
16 62 (0.80%) BGP
16 62 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 56 (0.73%) OSPF
18 53 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 517 (6.70%) Big Data
3 428 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
4 278 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 274 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 209 (2.71%) Hadoop
7 157 (2.04%) Power BI
8 152 (1.97%) Data Lake
9 142 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 116 (1.50%) MongoDB
10 116 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 105 (1.36%) MySQL
12 96 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 96 (1.24%) Apache Hive
13 90 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 88 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
14 88 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
15 76 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
16 74 (0.96%) SAP HANA
16 74 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 184 (2.39%) Jenkins
2 176 (2.28%) JIRA
3 173 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 89 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 78 (1.01%) Selenium
6 75 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 43 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 41 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 40 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 39 (0.51%) Maven
12 38 (0.49%) WebDriver
13 31 (0.40%) Bitbucket
14 29 (0.38%) MSI
15 23 (0.30%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.27%) Subversion
17 20 (0.26%) Vagrant
18 18 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 17 (0.22%) Ant
20 16 (0.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,635 (21.20%) Finance
2 599 (7.77%) Retail
3 463 (6.00%) Banking
4 404 (5.24%) Public Sector
5 360 (4.67%) Marketing
6 243 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 240 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 177 (2.29%) Front Office
9 171 (2.22%) Legal
10 77 (1.00%) Advertising
11 76 (0.99%) Back Office
12 70 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 54 (0.70%) Local Government
14 47 (0.61%) Games
15 43 (0.56%) Electronics
15 43 (0.56%) Publishing
16 42 (0.54%) Investment Banking
17 37 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 34 (0.44%) Law
19 31 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (9.59%) .NET
2 544 (7.05%) Web Services
3 244 (3.16%) AngularJS
4 228 (2.96%) HTML
4 228 (2.96%) Node.js
5 219 (2.84%) REST
6 193 (2.50%) React
7 173 (2.24%) RESTful
8 172 (2.23%) Middleware
9 155 (2.01%) CSS
10 144 (1.87%) XML
11 139 (1.80%) Kafka
12 134 (1.74%) ASP.NET
13 131 (1.70%) J2EE
14 116 (1.50%) .NET Framework
14 116 (1.50%) Spring
15 113 (1.47%) .NET Core
16 106 (1.37%) JSON
17 99 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
18 89 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 650 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 602 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 439 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 416 (5.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 355 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
6 344 (4.46%) Management Information System
7 247 (3.20%) Cloud Native
8 237 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
9 212 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 187 (2.42%) User Experience
11 125 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 121 (1.57%) Mobile App
13 117 (1.52%) Private Cloud
14 97 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 78 (1.01%) PKI
16 72 (0.93%) Algorithms
16 72 (0.93%) Internet of Things
17 67 (0.87%) Clustering
18 64 (0.83%) Derivative
18 64 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 738 (9.57%) Windows
2 582 (7.55%) Linux
3 238 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 152 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 134 (1.74%) Unix
6 89 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 61 (0.79%) Android
9 49 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 22 (0.29%) AIX
12 18 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.21%) Solaris
14 14 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.12%) CentOS
17 8 (0.10%) VMS
18 6 (0.078%) VME
19 5 (0.065%) Tizen
20 4 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,382 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,193 (15.47%) TOGAF
3 1,135 (14.72%) DevOps
4 1,095 (14.20%) Enterprise Architecture
5 896 (11.62%) Presales
6 871 (11.29%) Migration
7 860 (11.15%) Microservices
8 805 (10.44%) IT Strategy
9 750 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
10 714 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 663 (8.60%) Mentoring
12 646 (8.38%) Analytics
13 612 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
14 548 (7.10%) Security Architecture
15 546 (7.08%) Data Modelling
16 539 (6.99%) Project Management
17 523 (6.78%) Data Architecture
18 508 (6.59%) Project Delivery
19 501 (6.50%) ITIL
20 493 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 976 (12.65%) Java
2 798 (10.35%) SQL
3 562 (7.29%) C#
4 505 (6.55%) Python
5 450 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 256 (3.32%) C
7 186 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 185 (2.40%) C++
9 89 (1.15%) R
10 75 (0.97%) Ruby
11 71 (0.92%) PHP
11 71 (0.92%) Scala
12 65 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 55 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 55 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 55 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 47 (0.61%) Java 8
15 35 (0.45%) Perl
16 30 (0.39%) ABAP
17 25 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 843 (10.93%) Degree
2 457 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 338 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
4 261 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 261 (3.38%) TOGAF Certification
5 246 (3.19%) CISSP
6 178 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 150 (1.94%) AWS Certification
7 150 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 147 (1.91%) CISM
9 141 (1.83%) CCNP
10 131 (1.70%) CCIE
11 127 (1.65%) CCNA
12 125 (1.62%) MCSE
13 93 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 71 (0.92%) CCDP
15 57 (0.74%) CISA
16 44 (0.57%) CFA
17 43 (0.56%) CIMA
18 40 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (3.05%) QA
2 163 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 153 (1.98%) GDPR
5 132 (1.71%) NIST
6 121 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 118 (1.53%) COBIT
8 77 (1.00%) SLA
9 49 (0.64%) JSP 440
10 42 (0.54%) PMO
11 39 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 38 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
12 38 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 37 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 23 (0.30%) RMADS
15 20 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 17 (0.22%) PSD2
17 13 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 13 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 512 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 371 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (4.03%) Docker
4 137 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 45 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 40 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (0.49%) VMware NSX
10 36 (0.47%) HDFS
11 32 (0.41%) vSphere
12 24 (0.31%) XenApp
13 17 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.17%) Apache Flume
15 12 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.13%) VirtualBox
18 9 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 8 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 331 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 279 (3.62%) SCCM
3 169 (2.19%) Terraform
4 161 (2.09%) Ansible
5 144 (1.87%) Puppet
6 124 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 97 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 75 (0.97%) SCOM
9 62 (0.80%) vRealize
10 57 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 34 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
12 29 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
13 24 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (0.23%) CASB
15 16 (0.21%) Packer
16 15 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
16 15 (0.19%) Salt
16 15 (0.19%) WSUS
17 14 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,489 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 613 (7.95%) SAP
3 551 (7.14%) VMware
4 487 (6.31%) Oracle
5 462 (5.99%) Cisco
6 433 (5.61%) Google
7 315 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
8 236 (3.06%) IBM
9 206 (2.67%) Citrix
10 124 (1.61%) Juniper
11 110 (1.43%) Informatica
12 97 (1.26%) F5
12 97 (1.26%) hybris
13 95 (1.23%) MuleSoft
14 92 (1.19%) Sparx
15 90 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 88 (1.14%) Sitecore
17 86 (1.12%) Tableau
18 83 (1.08%) Red Hat
19 82 (1.06%) Dell