Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 45 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8582 10505 11252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.93% 5.50% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 5.70% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6455 7931 8978
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% +2.19%
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,500 £66,500 £63,299
% change year-on-year -1.50% +5.06% +2.09%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -13 7995 £72,500 - 382
London -18 4275 £80,000 - 167
UK excluding London -12 3884 £65,500 -1.50% 228
South East -20 1181 £67,500 -0.74% 64
North of England -13 943 £65,000 - 64
Midlands +3 728 £64,500 +3.20% 49
West Midlands +21 558 £65,000 +8.33% 30
North West +6 480 £65,000 - 27
East of England -18 440 £67,500 +3.85% 23
Yorkshire -12 423 £65,000 -7.14% 30
South West -11 389 £65,000 -3.70% 15
Scotland -34 198 £70,000 +16.67% 10
East Midlands -44 166 £62,500 -6.02% 18
Wales +30 66 £56,500 -5.83% 3
North East +14 40 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Northern Ireland -27 19 £65,000 +18.18%
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2476 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2226 (25.94%) Finance
3 1752 (20.41%) TOGAF
4 1740 (20.27%) Java
5 1434 (16.71%) Microsoft
6 1352 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 1288 (15.01%) Amazon AWS
8 1174 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1101 (12.83%) .NET
10 1096 (12.77%) SQL
11 1038 (12.10%) Oracle
12 1028 (11.98%) Degree
13 993 (11.57%) SOA
14 957 (11.15%) Presales
15 815 (9.50%) Banking
16 809 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 804 (9.37%) SQL Server
18 793 (9.24%) DevOps
19 784 (9.14%) Web Services
20 759 (8.84%) SAP
21 712 (8.30%) IT Strategy
22 703 (8.19%) JavaScript
23 695 (8.10%) Windows
24 692 (8.06%) Big Data
24 692 (8.06%) SDLC
25 687 (8.01%) Retail
26 685 (7.98%) Scrum
27 681 (7.94%) Migration
28 667 (7.77%) Enterprise Software
29 657 (7.66%) SaaS

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
1 245 (2.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 245 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 237 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 208 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 182 (2.12%) Apache
5 177 (2.06%) CMS
6 153 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 143 (1.67%) JBoss
8 136 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 83 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 83 (0.97%) IIS
10 80 (0.93%) SAS
11 71 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 70 (0.82%) MS Exchange
13 66 (0.77%) Skype for Business
14 59 (0.69%) Documentum
15 56 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.48%) Apache Solr
16 41 (0.48%) Jetty
17 35 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 40 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.12%) InVision
9 9 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.093%) UXPin
11 7 (0.082%) SPSS
12 4 (0.047%) Simulink
13 1 (0.012%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.012%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 128 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 118 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 67 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 61 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
5 43 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 40 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 40 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 26 (0.30%) SAP SCM
8 25 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
9 24 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 24 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
9 24 (0.28%) SAP ERP
10 22 (0.26%) SAP CRM
11 20 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 19 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 19 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
12 19 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
13 18 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
14 17 (0.20%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1352 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1288 (15.01%) Amazon AWS
3 657 (7.66%) SaaS
4 459 (5.35%) PaaS
5 448 (5.22%) IaaS
6 347 (4.04%) Office 365
7 183 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 146 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 79 (0.92%) Force.com
10 77 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
11 74 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
12 70 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 68 (0.79%) GitHub
14 59 (0.69%) iPaaS
15 56 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 55 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
17 54 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 54 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
18 48 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 38 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 439 (5.12%) Firewall
2 364 (4.24%) WAN
3 271 (3.16%) LAN
4 245 (2.85%) Internet
5 191 (2.23%) DNS
6 176 (2.05%) Wireless
7 172 (2.00%) HTTP
8 165 (1.92%) Network Security
9 156 (1.82%) VPN
10 146 (1.70%) TCP/IP
11 143 (1.67%) MPLS
12 137 (1.60%) SAN
13 114 (1.33%) BGP
14 100 (1.17%) OSPF
15 93 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
16 91 (1.06%) SSL
17 84 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 81 (0.94%) Unified Communications
19 73 (0.85%) DHCP
20 65 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 804 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 692 (8.06%) Big Data
3 475 (5.53%) NoSQL
4 442 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 362 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 299 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 260 (3.03%) MySQL
8 223 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 175 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 175 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 162 (1.89%) Oracle Database
11 154 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 140 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 119 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 111 (1.29%) SAP HANA
15 105 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
16 79 (0.92%) Apache Hive
17 77 (0.90%) Data Lake
18 73 (0.85%) Power BI
19 67 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 306 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 204 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 116 (1.35%) Selenium
4 87 (1.01%) JIRA
5 77 (0.90%) Maven
5 77 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 71 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 61 (0.71%) Subversion
9 54 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
10 40 (0.47%) Grunt
11 38 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 38 (0.44%) TeamCity
12 37 (0.43%) webpack
13 36 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 36 (0.42%) ERwin
14 35 (0.41%) JUnit
15 29 (0.34%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.34%) gulp
16 25 (0.29%) Artifactory
General
1 2226 (25.94%) Finance
2 815 (9.50%) Banking
3 687 (8.01%) Retail
4 339 (3.95%) Marketing
5 326 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 283 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 275 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 252 (2.94%) Retail Banking
9 161 (1.88%) Legal
10 132 (1.54%) Electronics
11 110 (1.28%) Advertising
12 88 (1.03%) Publishing
13 79 (0.92%) Back Office
13 79 (0.92%) Billing
13 79 (0.92%) Games
14 67 (0.78%) Law
15 59 (0.69%) Front Office
16 58 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 45 (0.52%) Local Government
18 40 (0.47%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1101 (12.83%) .NET
2 784 (9.14%) Web Services
3 463 (5.40%) HTML
4 454 (5.29%) REST
5 422 (4.92%) XML
6 372 (4.33%) CSS
7 363 (4.23%) Middleware
8 332 (3.87%) Spring
9 330 (3.85%) SOAP
10 292 (3.40%) J2EE
11 285 (3.32%) AngularJS
12 261 (3.04%) Node.js
13 233 (2.71%) Hibernate
14 217 (2.53%) RESTful
15 201 (2.34%) HTML5
15 201 (2.34%) JSON
16 143 (1.67%) ASP.NET
16 143 (1.67%) JMS
17 123 (1.43%) Java EE
18 109 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 667 (7.77%) Enterprise Software
2 584 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 581 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 487 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 463 (5.40%) Management Information System
6 232 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 231 (2.69%) Public Cloud
8 219 (2.55%) User Experience
9 179 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 150 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 147 (1.71%) Fintech
12 140 (1.63%) Algorithms
13 125 (1.46%) Data Structures
14 109 (1.27%) Private Cloud
15 108 (1.26%) Virtual Team
16 86 (1.00%) Clustering
17 79 (0.92%) PKI
18 70 (0.82%) Reference Data
19 67 (0.78%) CESG
20 63 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 695 (8.10%) Windows
2 592 (6.90%) Linux
3 330 (3.85%) Unix
4 149 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 123 (1.43%) Android
6 111 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 71 (0.83%) Solaris
8 52 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 52 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 48 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.36%) CentOS
11 31 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 29 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (0.30%) AIX
15 23 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2476 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1752 (20.41%) TOGAF
3 1174 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 993 (11.57%) SOA
5 957 (11.15%) Presales
6 809 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 793 (9.24%) DevOps
8 712 (8.30%) IT Strategy
9 692 (8.06%) SDLC
10 685 (7.98%) Scrum
11 681 (7.94%) Migration
12 630 (7.34%) Data Modelling
13 627 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
14 624 (7.27%) Project Management
15 619 (7.21%) Analytics
16 582 (6.78%) Microservices
17 566 (6.60%) UML
18 545 (6.35%) Mentoring
18 545 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
19 531 (6.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1740 (20.27%) Java
2 1096 (12.77%) SQL
3 703 (8.19%) JavaScript
4 656 (7.64%) C#
5 465 (5.42%) Python
6 291 (3.39%) C++
7 215 (2.51%) PHP
8 212 (2.47%) C
9 172 (2.00%) Ruby
10 169 (1.97%) Perl
10 169 (1.97%) Scala
11 158 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 103 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 103 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 98 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 96 (1.12%) R
15 83 (0.97%) Go
16 72 (0.84%) Apex Code
17 55 (0.64%) PL/SQL
18 43 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1028 (11.98%) Degree
2 453 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 321 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 307 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 285 (3.32%) SC Cleared
6 206 (2.40%) CISSP
7 188 (2.19%) CCNP
8 176 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 144 (1.68%) Master's Degree
10 140 (1.63%) CCIE
11 131 (1.53%) DV Cleared
12 127 (1.48%) MCSE
13 110 (1.28%) CISM
14 59 (0.69%) CCNA
15 45 (0.52%) ISEB
16 44 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
18 41 (0.48%) CEH
19 38 (0.44%) CISA
19 38 (0.44%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (3.64%) QA
2 205 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 169 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 153 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 113 (1.32%) GDPR
6 82 (0.96%) COBIT
7 80 (0.93%) SLA
8 57 (0.66%) GCP
9 40 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 40 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 35 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 32 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 32 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 25 (0.29%) SEPA
13 20 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 20 (0.23%) PSD2
14 18 (0.21%) WCAG
15 16 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 16 (0.19%) PMO
16 13 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 345 (4.02%) Active Directory
1 345 (4.02%) Docker
2 341 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 54 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (0.56%) XenApp
6 41 (0.48%) vSphere
7 38 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 26 (0.30%) HDFS
10 22 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.24%) Firmware
12 19 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.20%) Apache Flume
14 16 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 14 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.16%) vCloud
15 14 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.093%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 315 (3.67%) Puppet
2 255 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (1.98%) Ansible
4 166 (1.93%) Kubernetes
5 90 (1.05%) SCCM
6 74 (0.86%) Terraform
7 57 (0.66%) Mesos
8 36 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 25 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (0.26%) Control-M
10 22 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (0.26%) SCOM
11 18 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (0.21%) Consul
11 18 (0.21%) SCVMM
12 15 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 14 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
13 14 (0.16%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
14 13 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1434 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 1038 (12.10%) Oracle
3 759 (8.84%) SAP
4 538 (6.27%) VMware
5 464 (5.41%) Cisco
6 334 (3.89%) IBM
7 279 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
8 264 (3.08%) Google
9 185 (2.16%) Citrix
10 147 (1.71%) Juniper
11 135 (1.57%) hybris
12 129 (1.50%) CheckPoint
12 129 (1.50%) HP
13 113 (1.32%) Cognizant
13 113 (1.32%) TIBCO
14 103 (1.20%) EMC
15 99 (1.15%) F5
16 97 (1.13%) Adobe
17 94 (1.10%) Pega
18 87 (1.01%) NetApp