Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 41 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,799 5,447 8,295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.41% 5.53% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 5.80% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,606 3,993 5,949
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,370 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +0.53% - +3.70%

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 82,213 93,949 139,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,418 76,325 112,066
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 May 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 12 May 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 -7 4,242 £80,000 - 1,169
UK excluding London -10 2,239 £70,370 +0.53% 735
London 0 2,043 £86,750 -0.86% 486
Work from Home -11 937 £80,000 +3.23% 185
South East -18 675 £75,000 - 196
North of England +3 552 £70,000 - 213
Midlands -11 344 £72,500 - 119
South West -20 265 £65,000 -2.99% 80
Yorkshire +15 264 £67,500 +3.85% 83
West Midlands -6 250 £72,500 +3.57% 84
North West -15 250 £75,000 +7.14% 112
East of England +5 216 £75,000 - 57
Scotland +12 166 £70,000 +2.19% 49
East Midlands -24 95 £72,500 -3.33% 35
Wales +20 45 £60,000 +4.35% 8
North East -3 45 £65,500 +0.77% 18
Northern Ireland +15 13 £60,000 +4.35% 13
Channel Islands +5 3 £85,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 1,909 (39.78%) Azure
2 1,405 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1,384 (28.84%) AWS
4 1,064 (22.17%) Social Skills
5 1,047 (21.82%) Microsoft
6 881 (18.36%) DevOps
7 750 (15.63%) Finance
8 627 (13.07%) TOGAF
9 595 (12.40%) Migration
10 594 (12.38%) Microservices
11 545 (11.36%) SQL
12 541 (11.27%) Java
13 531 (11.06%) Presales
14 527 (10.98%) PaaS
15 520 (10.84%) GCP
16 508 (10.59%) Analytics
17 499 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 481 (10.02%) Enterprise Architecture
19 475 (9.90%) Kubernetes
20 466 (9.71%) .NET
21 448 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
22 431 (8.98%) IaaS
23 406 (8.46%) SaaS
24 405 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
25 404 (8.42%) Degree
26 397 (8.27%) Python
27 393 (8.19%) Docker
28 379 (7.90%) SC Cleared
29 369 (7.69%) SQL Server
30 364 (7.58%) Problem-Solving

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
1 144 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 134 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 71 (1.48%) CMS
4 59 (1.23%) Confluence
5 42 (0.88%) Apache
6 41 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 34 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 29 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 29 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
9 26 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (0.52%) IIS
11 22 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.44%) JBoss
13 19 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.29%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
16 12 (0.25%) SAS
17 11 (0.23%) Alfresco
17 11 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.10%) Stata
8 2 (0.042%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.042%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 62 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 54 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 20 (0.42%) Magento
4 20 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
8 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 9 (0.19%) Loan IQ
9 9 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.10%) SAP MDG
12 4 (0.083%) SAP IBP
12 4 (0.083%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,909 (39.78%) Azure
2 1,384 (28.84%) AWS
3 527 (10.98%) PaaS
4 520 (10.84%) GCP
5 431 (8.98%) IaaS
6 406 (8.46%) SaaS
7 331 (6.90%) Microsoft 365
8 250 (5.21%) Power Platform
9 187 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 158 (3.29%) Serverless
11 143 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
12 121 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 97 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
14 71 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 68 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
16 67 (1.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 60 (1.25%) GitHub
18 56 (1.17%) PowerApps
19 52 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
19 52 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 283 (5.90%) Firewall
2 128 (2.67%) WAN
3 101 (2.10%) VPN
4 99 (2.06%) LAN
5 89 (1.85%) SD-WAN
6 88 (1.83%) Network Security
7 63 (1.31%) MPLS
8 60 (1.25%) HTTP
9 56 (1.17%) Internet
10 54 (1.13%) DNS
11 50 (1.04%) Wireless
12 46 (0.96%) TCP/IP
13 42 (0.88%) Skype
14 41 (0.85%) OSPF
15 39 (0.81%) Unified Communications
15 39 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (0.73%) SAN
17 31 (0.65%) BGP
18 28 (0.58%) SSL
19 27 (0.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 356 (7.42%) Data Warehouse
3 284 (5.92%) Big Data
4 191 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 189 (3.94%) Data Lake
6 140 (2.92%) Power BI
7 132 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 124 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 108 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
10 97 (2.02%) MySQL
11 83 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 83 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
12 77 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
12 77 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 62 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 61 (1.27%) Tableau
15 54 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 52 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 49 (1.02%) Amazon Athena
18 40 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 186 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 128 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 98 (2.04%) JIRA
4 36 (0.75%) Bitbucket
5 35 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 27 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 24 (0.50%) Selenium
9 22 (0.46%) gulp
10 21 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 20 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (0.38%) ERwin
12 18 (0.38%) Grunt
12 18 (0.38%) Maven
12 18 (0.38%) webpack
13 17 (0.35%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
14 15 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.27%) GitLab
15 13 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 1,064 (22.17%) Social Skills
2 750 (15.63%) Finance
3 316 (6.58%) Public Sector
4 280 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 245 (5.11%) Presentation Skills
6 234 (4.88%) Marketing
7 227 (4.73%) Retail
8 187 (3.90%) Banking
9 146 (3.04%) Telecoms
10 144 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
11 116 (2.42%) Law
12 85 (1.77%) Manufacturing
13 65 (1.35%) Legal
14 60 (1.25%) Advertising
15 54 (1.13%) Back Office
16 52 (1.08%) Electronics
17 38 (0.79%) Aerospace
17 38 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
18 33 (0.69%) Military
19 30 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (9.71%) .NET
2 222 (4.63%) Web Services
3 177 (3.69%) REST
4 160 (3.33%) React
5 148 (3.08%) Node.js
6 127 (2.65%) CSS
7 126 (2.63%) .NET Core
8 122 (2.54%) AngularJS
9 118 (2.46%) Kafka
10 110 (2.29%) HTML
11 88 (1.83%) JSON
11 88 (1.83%) SOAP
11 88 (1.83%) XML
12 76 (1.58%) .NET Framework
13 75 (1.56%) Spring
14 70 (1.46%) RESTful
15 68 (1.42%) Middleware
16 61 (1.27%) ASP.NET
17 48 (1.00%) OAuth
18 46 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 331 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 225 (4.69%) Cloud Native
3 200 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 176 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 141 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 134 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 130 (2.71%) User Experience
8 76 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
9 74 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 63 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 61 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 54 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 50 (1.04%) Life Science
14 48 (1.00%) Blog
14 48 (1.00%) CESG
15 41 (0.85%) Mobile App
16 37 (0.77%) NHS
17 36 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
18 33 (0.69%) Reinsurance
19 28 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 338 (7.04%) Windows
2 286 (5.96%) Linux
3 105 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 82 (1.71%) Unix
5 61 (1.27%) Windows 10
6 41 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 34 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.65%) Android
9 30 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 27 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (0.38%) CentOS
11 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.27%) VMS
14 11 (0.23%) Alpine Linux
15 10 (0.21%) Solaris
15 10 (0.21%) SUSE
16 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.063%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,405 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 881 (18.36%) DevOps
3 627 (13.07%) TOGAF
4 595 (12.40%) Migration
5 594 (12.38%) Microservices
6 531 (11.06%) Presales
7 508 (10.59%) Analytics
8 481 (10.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 448 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 405 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
11 364 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
12 348 (7.25%) Data Architecture
13 341 (7.11%) Data Modelling
14 310 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
15 307 (6.40%) Software Engineering
16 284 (5.92%) IT Strategy
17 281 (5.86%) Technical Architecture
18 277 (5.77%) Security Architecture
19 270 (5.63%) Project Delivery
19 270 (5.63%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 545 (11.36%) SQL
2 541 (11.27%) Java
3 397 (8.27%) Python
4 284 (5.92%) C#
5 254 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 197 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 145 (3.02%) C
8 84 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 61 (1.27%) C++
10 55 (1.15%) Scala
11 52 (1.08%) Go
12 49 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 44 (0.92%) PHP
14 42 (0.88%) TypeScript
15 38 (0.79%) Ruby
16 32 (0.67%) Shell Script
17 31 (0.65%) R
18 29 (0.60%) Perl
18 29 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 499 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 404 (8.42%) Degree
3 379 (7.90%) SC Cleared
4 147 (3.06%) CISSP
5 119 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
6 107 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 90 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 87 (1.81%) DV Cleared
10 72 (1.50%) CISM
11 70 (1.46%) AWS Certification
12 56 (1.17%) CCNP
13 49 (1.02%) CISA
14 43 (0.90%) CCNA
14 43 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
15 37 (0.77%) CCIE
16 31 (0.65%) MCSE
17 25 (0.52%) Master's Degree
18 23 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
19 21 (0.44%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (2.29%) QA
3 95 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 86 (1.79%) NIST
5 79 (1.65%) GDPR
6 67 (1.40%) NCSC
7 54 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 49 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 49 (1.02%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.29%) COBIT
10 12 (0.25%) GRC
11 11 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 10 (0.21%) EMIR
12 10 (0.21%) ISO 20022
12 10 (0.21%) PSD2
12 10 (0.21%) SEPA
13 9 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.19%) MiFID
14 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 393 (8.19%) Docker
2 284 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 210 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.81%) VMware NSX
6 34 (0.71%) Firmware
7 28 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (0.58%) vSphere
8 27 (0.56%) VirtualBox
9 20 (0.42%) HDFS
9 20 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.27%) XenApp
11 12 (0.25%) vCloud
11 12 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.10%) KVM
14 5 (0.10%) Xen
15 3 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 475 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 307 (6.40%) Terraform
3 230 (4.79%) Ansible
4 92 (1.92%) SCCM
5 81 (1.69%) Puppet
6 73 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 65 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (0.71%) SCOM
9 32 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
10 29 (0.60%) CASB
11 28 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
12 26 (0.54%) ZABBIX
13 21 (0.44%) Prometheus
13 21 (0.44%) vRealize
14 20 (0.42%) FortiGate
14 20 (0.42%) vCenter Server
15 19 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (0.27%) Salt
17 11 (0.23%) Grafana
18 10 (0.21%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,047 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 320 (6.67%) Google
3 297 (6.19%) VMware
4 287 (5.98%) Oracle
5 254 (5.29%) SAP
6 221 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
7 186 (3.88%) Cisco
8 135 (2.81%) Databricks
9 121 (2.52%) IBM
10 93 (1.94%) MuleSoft
11 84 (1.75%) Citrix
12 72 (1.50%) Informatica
13 69 (1.44%) Dell
14 58 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 57 (1.19%) Adobe
15 57 (1.19%) Fortinet
16 56 (1.17%) EMC
17 55 (1.15%) Cloudera
18 48 (1.00%) Palo Alto
19 45 (0.94%) Talend