Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8,647 8,993 9,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.78% 5.13% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 5.33% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,151 6,888 7,290
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £66,750
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.12% +2.69%

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +17 8,019 £77,500 +3.33% 1,576
UK excluding London +21 4,322 £70,000 +3.70% 997
London -2 4,006 £85,000 +6.25% 678
South East +6 1,294 £72,500 +3.57% 279
Midlands +29 1,011 £70,000 +3.70% 181
West Midlands +20 840 £67,500 - 135
North of England -10 760 £70,000 +7.69% 252
South West +71 505 £67,500 +3.85% 119
East of England +24 401 £75,000 +7.14% 71
North West -15 395 £70,000 +7.69% 132
Scotland +22 311 £65,000 - 56
Yorkshire -9 299 £65,000 - 96
East Midlands +24 170 £70,000 +3.70% 46
Wales +39 88 £60,000 - 31
North East -2 79 £70,000 +2.92% 24
Northern Ireland -8 26 £62,500 +19.05% 11

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,823 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 2,510 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,199 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1,741 (20.13%) Finance
5 1,703 (19.69%) Microsoft
6 1,474 (17.05%) Java
7 1,461 (16.90%) TOGAF
8 1,204 (13.92%) SQL
9 1,194 (13.81%) Presales
10 1,081 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1,064 (12.30%) DevOps
12 1,063 (12.29%) Degree
13 1,055 (12.20%) .NET
14 984 (11.38%) C#
15 978 (11.31%) Microservices
16 852 (9.85%) SQL Server
17 837 (9.68%) IT Strategy
18 822 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 790 (9.14%) Web Services
19 790 (9.14%) Analytics
20 784 (9.07%) Migration
21 782 (9.04%) JavaScript
22 781 (9.03%) SOA
23 770 (8.90%) Big Data
24 750 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
25 745 (8.62%) PaaS
26 710 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
27 708 (8.19%) Oracle
28 659 (7.62%) Technical Architecture
29 658 (7.61%) Project Management

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
1 262 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 238 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 149 (1.72%) CMS
4 144 (1.67%) Apache
5 127 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 105 (1.21%) Confluence
7 94 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 89 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 86 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 83 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 80 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
12 72 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 72 (0.83%) SAS
13 68 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
14 65 (0.75%) JBoss
15 63 (0.73%) IIS
15 63 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 53 (0.61%) Apache Solr
16 53 (0.61%) Mule
17 41 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 138 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 55 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 30 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.058%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.058%) Simulink
7 4 (0.046%) InVision
7 4 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.023%) Revit
9 2 (0.023%) SPSS
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.012%) ArchiCAD
10 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.012%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 142 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 56 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
4 51 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 43 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 42 (0.49%) SAP CRM
7 30 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 27 (0.31%) Magento
8 27 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 27 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.25%) SAP SCM
10 18 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
11 16 (0.19%) SAP HCM
12 15 (0.17%) Teamcenter
13 14 (0.16%) SAP GRC
13 14 (0.16%) SAP IBP
14 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
14 11 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
15 7 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2,510 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,199 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
3 745 (8.62%) PaaS
4 631 (7.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 597 (6.90%) SaaS
6 567 (6.56%) IaaS
7 498 (5.76%) Office 365
8 270 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
9 242 (2.80%) Serverless
10 170 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 137 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
12 117 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 113 (1.31%) Amazon S3
14 89 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 89 (1.03%) OpenShift
15 81 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
16 71 (0.82%) GitHub
16 71 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
17 68 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
17 68 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 439 (5.08%) Firewall
2 392 (4.53%) WAN
3 316 (3.65%) Network Security
4 288 (3.33%) LAN
5 196 (2.27%) Internet
6 185 (2.14%) VPN
7 176 (2.04%) Wireless
8 146 (1.69%) DNS
9 142 (1.64%) Unified Communications
10 140 (1.62%) TCP/IP
11 130 (1.50%) MPLS
12 116 (1.34%) SAN
13 103 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
13 103 (1.19%) HTTP
14 91 (1.05%) BGP
15 68 (0.79%) VLAN
16 63 (0.73%) OSPF
17 60 (0.69%) DHCP
18 50 (0.58%) VoIP
18 50 (0.58%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 852 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 770 (8.90%) Big Data
3 559 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
4 483 (5.59%) NoSQL
5 404 (4.67%) Hadoop
6 326 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 251 (2.90%) MySQL
8 221 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 209 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 190 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 174 (2.01%) Data Lake
12 173 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 150 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 131 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
15 128 (1.48%) SAP HANA
16 127 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 127 (1.47%) Power BI
17 111 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 111 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 103 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 263 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 255 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 237 (2.74%) JIRA
4 161 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 155 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 110 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 79 (0.91%) Maven
8 77 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 72 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 70 (0.81%) ERwin
11 65 (0.75%) JUnit
12 57 (0.66%) Cucumber
13 54 (0.62%) Selenium
14 43 (0.50%) Bitbucket
15 40 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 38 (0.44%) ER Studio
17 30 (0.35%) Appium
18 29 (0.34%) Calabash
19 28 (0.32%) Mockito
19 28 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 1,741 (20.13%) Finance
2 533 (6.16%) Banking
3 495 (5.72%) Retail
4 410 (4.74%) Marketing
5 360 (4.16%) Telecoms
6 208 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 126 (1.46%) Legal
8 115 (1.33%) Advertising
9 99 (1.14%) Publishing
10 92 (1.06%) Electronics
10 92 (1.06%) Law
11 65 (0.75%) Military
12 55 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 45 (0.52%) Automotive
14 44 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 44 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.43%) Front Office
15 37 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 33 (0.38%) Local Government
17 31 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,055 (12.20%) .NET
2 790 (9.14%) Web Services
3 470 (5.44%) HTML
4 393 (4.54%) AngularJS
5 362 (4.19%) REST
6 337 (3.90%) Node.js
7 328 (3.79%) CSS
8 301 (3.48%) Spring
9 300 (3.47%) XML
10 290 (3.35%) JSON
11 267 (3.09%) React
12 259 (3.00%) SOAP
13 243 (2.81%) Middleware
14 232 (2.68%) Kafka
15 223 (2.58%) RESTful
16 217 (2.51%) ASP.NET
17 167 (1.93%) J2EE
18 165 (1.91%) .NET Framework
19 160 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
20 157 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 632 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 586 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 476 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 414 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 401 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 328 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
7 327 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
8 304 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
9 260 (3.01%) User Experience
10 257 (2.97%) Fintech
11 204 (2.36%) Cloud Native
12 168 (1.94%) Mobile App
13 162 (1.87%) Private Cloud
14 127 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 96 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 84 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
17 81 (0.94%) PKI
18 80 (0.93%) CESG
19 67 (0.77%) N-Tier
20 66 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 653 (7.55%) Windows
2 533 (6.16%) Linux
3 246 (2.84%) Unix
4 161 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 105 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (1.11%) Android
7 91 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 81 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 77 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 66 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (0.57%) AIX
13 40 (0.46%) CentOS
14 31 (0.36%) Solaris
14 31 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.15%) HPUX
17 13 (0.15%) VMS
18 8 (0.093%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,823 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,461 (16.90%) TOGAF
3 1,194 (13.81%) Presales
4 1,081 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1,064 (12.30%) DevOps
6 978 (11.31%) Microservices
7 837 (9.68%) IT Strategy
8 822 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 790 (9.14%) Analytics
10 784 (9.07%) Migration
11 781 (9.03%) SOA
12 750 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
13 710 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
14 659 (7.62%) Technical Architecture
15 658 (7.61%) Project Management
16 656 (7.59%) Mentoring
17 651 (7.53%) Scrum
18 646 (7.47%) Data Modelling
19 645 (7.46%) Software Engineering
20 542 (6.27%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1,474 (17.05%) Java
2 1,204 (13.92%) SQL
3 984 (11.38%) C#
4 782 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 637 (7.37%) Python
6 285 (3.30%) C
7 250 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 237 (2.74%) C++
9 176 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 166 (1.92%) Scala
11 99 (1.14%) PHP
12 98 (1.13%) Ruby
13 91 (1.05%) Go
14 86 (0.99%) Perl
14 86 (0.99%) R
15 82 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 80 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 73 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 70 (0.81%) Java 8
19 33 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,063 (12.29%) Degree
2 610 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 381 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 321 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
5 317 (3.67%) CISSP
6 288 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 263 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 221 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 185 (2.14%) CCNP
10 175 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 167 (1.93%) MCSE
12 154 (1.78%) CISM
13 146 (1.69%) AWS Certification
14 125 (1.45%) CCIE
15 94 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
16 88 (1.02%) MCSA
17 79 (0.91%) CCDP
18 66 (0.76%) Master's Degree
19 62 (0.72%) CISA
20 58 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (4.28%) GDPR
2 294 (3.40%) QA
3 199 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 182 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 114 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 75 (0.87%) SLA
7 57 (0.66%) COBIT
8 23 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 23 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (0.27%) PMO
9 22 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 22 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 21 (0.24%) RMADS
11 17 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 16 (0.19%) GPG13
12 16 (0.19%) IFRS
13 14 (0.16%) BS7799
14 12 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
15 8 (0.093%) PSD2
15 8 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 558 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 509 (5.89%) Docker
3 472 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 194 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 77 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 74 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 56 (0.65%) XenApp
8 54 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (0.62%) VMware NSX
8 54 (0.62%) vSphere
9 51 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (0.29%) HDFS
13 22 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 22 (0.25%) NFS
14 21 (0.24%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.23%) IAG
16 16 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 291 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 213 (2.46%) Ansible
3 190 (2.20%) Puppet
4 151 (1.75%) SCCM
5 144 (1.67%) Terraform
6 131 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
8 68 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 65 (0.75%) SCOM
10 62 (0.72%) vRealize
11 59 (0.68%) SCVMM
12 43 (0.50%) Mesos
13 35 (0.40%) SCOrch
14 33 (0.38%) FortiGate
15 30 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
16 29 (0.34%) vCenter Server
17 28 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 25 (0.29%) AirWatch
19 18 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
20 16 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,703 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 708 (8.19%) Oracle
3 628 (7.26%) Google
4 625 (7.23%) VMware
5 595 (6.88%) SAP
6 553 (6.40%) Cisco
7 298 (3.45%) Citrix
8 289 (3.34%) IBM
9 217 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
10 166 (1.92%) Juniper
11 162 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 145 (1.68%) EMC
13 143 (1.65%) Tableau
14 142 (1.64%) NetApp
15 126 (1.46%) CheckPoint
16 123 (1.42%) hybris
17 115 (1.33%) Informatica
18 113 (1.31%) F5
18 113 (1.31%) MuleSoft
19 109 (1.26%) HP