Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 9,654 8,895 10,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.45% 5.19% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 5.38% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7,347 6,829 8,312
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +10 8,933 £75,000 +1.35% 1,041
London +2 4,611 £82,500 +3.13% 521
UK excluding London -2 4,536 £67,500 +3.85% 586
South East -4 1,422 £70,000 +3.70% 160
North of England +20 1,241 £67,500 +3.85% 125
Midlands +5 769 £70,000 +7.69% 89
North West +28 612 £65,000 - 69
West Midlands +5 556 £68,000 +8.80% 60
Yorkshire +5 524 £67,500 +3.85% 47
East of England -6 489 £70,500 +0.71% 74
South West -40 328 £67,500 +3.85% 69
Scotland +5 307 £65,000 +8.33% 49
East Midlands -13 206 £72,500 +11.54% 29
North East +17 104 £65,000 +23.81% 9
Wales -7 51 £65,000 +25.00% 8
Northern Ireland -18 17 £52,500 -12.50% 12
Channel Islands - 10 £75,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 2,624 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2,252 (23.33%) Finance
3 2,200 (22.79%) Microsoft
4 1,922 (19.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,676 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1,540 (15.95%) Java
7 1,484 (15.37%) TOGAF
8 1,215 (12.59%) Presales
9 1,178 (12.20%) SQL
10 1,164 (12.06%) .NET
11 1,090 (11.29%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1,074 (11.12%) Degree
13 987 (10.22%) Migration
14 965 (10.00%) DevOps
15 956 (9.90%) Big Data
16 946 (9.80%) SQL Server
17 909 (9.42%) SOA
18 903 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 892 (9.24%) Windows
20 865 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
21 854 (8.85%) Analytics
22 841 (8.71%) Oracle
22 841 (8.71%) IT Strategy
23 835 (8.65%) C#
24 792 (8.20%) Microservices
25 790 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
26 776 (8.04%) CRM
27 771 (7.99%) Retail
28 770 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
29 768 (7.96%) Mentoring

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
1 316 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 234 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 129 (1.34%) Apache
4 123 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 116 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 104 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 102 (1.06%) SAS
8 101 (1.05%) IIS
9 93 (0.96%) CMS
10 88 (0.91%) JBoss
11 82 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 73 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 69 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 66 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 59 (0.61%) Confluence
16 56 (0.58%) Skype for Business
17 51 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 39 (0.40%) Drupal
19 33 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
20 32 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 129 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 29 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (0.13%) InVision
6 10 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.073%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.062%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.062%) Weka
9 5 (0.052%) Simulink
9 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.031%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.031%) SPSS
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.010%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.010%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 360 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 100 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
4 97 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
5 38 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 30 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 30 (0.31%) SAP SCM
7 29 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 27 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 27 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 25 (0.26%) SAP MM
10 22 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 19 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 18 (0.19%) Magento
13 17 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.15%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
15 13 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
16 12 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1,922 (19.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,676 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
3 744 (7.71%) IaaS
4 721 (7.47%) PaaS
5 605 (6.27%) SaaS
6 495 (5.13%) Office 365
7 311 (3.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 225 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
9 222 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
10 148 (1.53%) Serverless
11 88 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
12 74 (0.77%) Force.com
13 70 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
14 63 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 57 (0.59%) Bluemix
16 51 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (0.51%) Amazon S3
18 44 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
19 41 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
20 39 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 459 (4.75%) Firewall
2 381 (3.95%) WAN
3 311 (3.22%) LAN
4 279 (2.89%) Network Security
5 252 (2.61%) Wireless
6 175 (1.81%) Internet
7 164 (1.70%) HTTP
8 162 (1.68%) VPN
9 158 (1.64%) DNS
10 155 (1.61%) SAN
11 115 (1.19%) MPLS
12 105 (1.09%) TCP/IP
13 102 (1.06%) NetScaler
13 102 (1.06%) Unified Communications
14 89 (0.92%) DHCP
15 83 (0.86%) SSL
16 68 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 64 (0.66%) VoIP
18 62 (0.64%) OSPF
19 60 (0.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 956 (9.90%) Big Data
2 946 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 563 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 458 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 439 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 237 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 236 (2.44%) MySQL
8 231 (2.39%) MongoDB
9 178 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 172 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 161 (1.67%) Apache Hive
12 149 (1.54%) Data Lake
13 145 (1.50%) Power BI
14 141 (1.46%) RDBMS
15 134 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 129 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
17 108 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 102 (1.06%) Oracle Database
19 89 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
19 89 (0.92%) HBase
Development Applications
1 330 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 264 (2.73%) Jenkins
3 209 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 162 (1.68%) JIRA
5 147 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 127 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 103 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 101 (1.05%) Maven
9 81 (0.84%) Selenium
10 72 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 60 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 58 (0.60%) Subversion
13 54 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 49 (0.51%) ERwin
15 48 (0.50%) JUnit
16 41 (0.42%) gulp
17 38 (0.39%) Gradle
18 36 (0.37%) Eclipse
18 36 (0.37%) webpack
19 31 (0.32%) PostCSS
General
1 2,252 (23.33%) Finance
2 771 (7.99%) Retail
3 526 (5.45%) Banking
4 403 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 352 (3.65%) Marketing
6 312 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 237 (2.45%) Advertising
8 160 (1.66%) Legal
9 149 (1.54%) Publishing
10 76 (0.79%) Back Office
11 72 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 70 (0.73%) Billing
13 68 (0.70%) Front Office
13 68 (0.70%) Games
13 68 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 57 (0.59%) Law
15 46 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 44 (0.46%) Automotive
16 44 (0.46%) Military
17 43 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,164 (12.06%) .NET
2 766 (7.93%) Web Services
3 563 (5.83%) HTML
4 437 (4.53%) Middleware
5 435 (4.51%) REST
6 403 (4.17%) CSS
7 365 (3.78%) AngularJS
8 338 (3.50%) XML
9 332 (3.44%) Node.js
10 322 (3.34%) ASP.NET
11 293 (3.04%) Spring
12 257 (2.66%) J2EE
13 253 (2.62%) SOAP
14 250 (2.59%) JSON
15 223 (2.31%) Kafka
16 208 (2.15%) RESTful
17 188 (1.95%) HTML5
18 177 (1.83%) React
19 161 (1.67%) .NET Framework
20 129 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 770 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 649 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 443 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 404 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
5 353 (3.66%) Public Cloud
6 328 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 250 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 226 (2.34%) User Experience
9 224 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 220 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
11 212 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 161 (1.67%) Fintech
13 135 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 121 (1.25%) Private Cloud
15 106 (1.10%) Mainframe
16 83 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 79 (0.82%) PKI
18 78 (0.81%) Clustering
19 73 (0.76%) Data Structures
20 66 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 892 (9.24%) Windows
2 651 (6.74%) Linux
3 322 (3.34%) Windows Server
4 244 (2.53%) Unix
5 177 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 159 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 95 (0.98%) Android
10 93 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 84 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (0.54%) Solaris
13 42 (0.44%) AIX
14 23 (0.24%) VMS
15 22 (0.23%) CentOS
16 17 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.17%) HPUX
18 15 (0.16%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,624 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,484 (15.37%) TOGAF
3 1,215 (12.59%) Presales
4 1,090 (11.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 987 (10.22%) Migration
6 965 (10.00%) DevOps
7 909 (9.42%) SOA
8 903 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 865 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
10 854 (8.85%) Analytics
11 841 (8.71%) IT Strategy
12 792 (8.20%) Microservices
13 790 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
14 776 (8.04%) CRM
15 768 (7.96%) Mentoring
16 739 (7.65%) Data Modelling
17 681 (7.05%) Project Management
18 673 (6.97%) SDLC
19 554 (5.74%) ITIL
19 554 (5.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,540 (15.95%) Java
2 1,178 (12.20%) SQL
3 835 (8.65%) C#
4 721 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 548 (5.68%) Python
6 372 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 218 (2.26%) C++
8 179 (1.85%) C
9 177 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 174 (1.80%) Scala
11 153 (1.58%) PHP
12 140 (1.45%) Ruby
13 102 (1.06%) Go
14 88 (0.91%) Apex Code
15 83 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 78 (0.81%) Perl
17 74 (0.77%) Java 8
18 70 (0.73%) R
19 65 (0.67%) Shell Script
20 42 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,074 (11.12%) Degree
2 420 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 404 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 321 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 308 (3.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 300 (3.11%) CISSP
7 256 (2.65%) SC Cleared
8 230 (2.38%) MCSE
9 210 (2.18%) CCIE
10 205 (2.12%) CCNP
11 187 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 168 (1.74%) CISM
13 134 (1.39%) CCNA
14 117 (1.21%) CCDP
15 93 (0.96%) AWS Certification
16 88 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
17 86 (0.89%) CISA
17 86 (0.89%) PMI Certification
18 77 (0.80%) CEH
19 75 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (3.18%) QA
2 215 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 205 (2.12%) Data Quality
4 190 (1.97%) GDPR
5 123 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 101 (1.05%) COBIT
7 86 (0.89%) GCP
8 47 (0.49%) PMO
9 37 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
11 34 (0.35%) SLA
12 32 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 24 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 22 (0.23%) WCAG
15 21 (0.22%) JSP 440
16 19 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 16 (0.17%) HIPAA
18 13 (0.13%) PA-DSS
19 12 (0.12%) ISO 9001
19 12 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 629 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 411 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 404 (4.18%) Docker
4 320 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 134 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 107 (1.11%) XenApp
8 103 (1.07%) XenDesktop
9 89 (0.92%) vSphere
10 79 (0.82%) VMware NSX
11 57 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
12 48 (0.50%) Apache Flume
13 47 (0.49%) HDFS
14 39 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 24 (0.25%) NFS
15 24 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 21 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 17 (0.18%) BitLocker
19 14 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 289 (2.99%) Puppet
2 236 (2.44%) Ansible
3 220 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (2.03%) SCCM
5 160 (1.66%) Kubernetes
6 106 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 91 (0.94%) Terraform
8 65 (0.67%) SCOrch
9 63 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 60 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
11 59 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 48 (0.50%) SCOM
13 47 (0.49%) SCVMM
14 37 (0.38%) vCenter Server
15 32 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
16 31 (0.32%) AirWatch
17 29 (0.30%) Salt
18 28 (0.29%) Oozie
18 28 (0.29%) Packer
18 28 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2,200 (22.79%) Microsoft
2 841 (8.71%) Oracle
3 712 (7.38%) VMware
4 629 (6.52%) SAP
5 622 (6.44%) Cisco
6 512 (5.30%) Google
7 365 (3.78%) IBM
8 326 (3.38%) Citrix
9 318 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
10 195 (2.02%) F5
11 160 (1.66%) hybris
12 153 (1.58%) EMC
13 150 (1.55%) Juniper
14 145 (1.50%) NetApp
15 143 (1.48%) HP
16 126 (1.31%) Tableau
17 123 (1.27%) CheckPoint
18 120 (1.24%) Capita
19 118 (1.22%) Splunk
20 115 (1.19%) Dell