Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 45 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 7,695 3,410 6,990
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.01% 5.39% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 5.66% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,870 2,512 5,181
10th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% - +3.33%
75th Percentile £98,750 £93,750 £93,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £107,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 6,614 £85,000 +8.28% 1,395
UK excluding London +19 3,529 £75,000 +7.14% 768
London -5 3,270 £90,000 +2.86% 691
Work from Home +22 1,975 £82,500 +10.00% 247
North of England +18 1,020 £75,000 +7.14% 227
South East +1 909 £77,500 +6.90% 193
Midlands +11 553 £77,500 +10.71% 125
North West +12 501 £75,000 +3.45% 141
Yorkshire +24 474 £77,500 +19.23% 66
West Midlands +17 427 £80,000 +14.29% 91
East of England +21 344 £75,000 +1.69% 61
Scotland +7 337 £75,000 +15.38% 63
South West +25 335 £75,000 +15.38% 76
East Midlands -38 118 £75,000 +0.67% 34
Wales -1 65 £67,500 +12.50% 19
North East -28 47 £63,750 +15.91% 20
Northern Ireland -21 23 £70,000 +7.69% 5

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,743 (35.65%) Azure
2 2,463 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
3 2,111 (27.43%) Social Skills
4 2,097 (27.25%) AWS
5 1,811 (23.53%) Finance
6 1,540 (20.01%) Microsoft
7 1,504 (19.55%) DevOps
8 1,310 (17.02%) Microservices
9 1,008 (13.10%) TOGAF
10 979 (12.72%) Analytics
11 925 (12.02%) Degree
12 887 (11.53%) Migration
13 880 (11.44%) Presales
14 872 (11.33%) Java
15 868 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
16 811 (10.54%) CI/CD
17 777 (10.10%) GCP
18 775 (10.07%) SaaS
19 751 (9.76%) PaaS
20 738 (9.59%) Computer Science
21 730 (9.49%) Kubernetes
22 702 (9.12%) SQL
23 701 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
24 658 (8.55%) Data Modelling
25 644 (8.37%) IT Strategy
26 635 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
27 631 (8.20%) Security Cleared
28 624 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
29 614 (7.98%) Public Cloud
30 610 (7.93%) Serverless

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
1 187 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 138 (1.79%) CMS
3 127 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 66 (0.86%) Confluence
5 64 (0.83%) IIS
6 52 (0.68%) Apache
7 48 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 47 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (0.58%) Appian
9 45 (0.58%) EPiServer
10 43 (0.56%) SAS
11 42 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 40 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 39 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
14 37 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 32 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.36%) Mule
17 23 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 18 (0.23%) Drupal
19 15 (0.19%) Anypoint
Applications
1 51 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 40 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.16%) Simulink
7 11 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.12%) Windchill
9 3 (0.039%) Weka
10 2 (0.026%) Blender
10 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.026%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.013%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 101 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 36 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 26 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (0.19%) Magento
8 15 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 14 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 14 (0.18%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.17%) Sentinel
11 12 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 11 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
13 10 (0.13%) SAP IBP
14 9 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
14 9 (0.12%) R3 Corda
14 9 (0.12%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2,743 (35.65%) Azure
2 2,097 (27.25%) AWS
3 777 (10.10%) GCP
4 775 (10.07%) SaaS
5 751 (9.76%) PaaS
6 610 (7.93%) Serverless
7 557 (7.24%) IaaS
8 418 (5.43%) Microsoft 365
9 356 (4.63%) Power Platform
10 162 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 160 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 152 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
13 145 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
14 144 (1.87%) OpenShift
15 140 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
16 112 (1.46%) GitHub
17 98 (1.27%) Snowflake
18 94 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
19 91 (1.18%) iPaaS
20 84 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 261 (3.39%) Firewall
2 155 (2.01%) WAN
3 136 (1.77%) DNS
4 127 (1.65%) LAN
5 108 (1.40%) Internet
6 106 (1.38%) Network Security
7 89 (1.16%) VPN
8 78 (1.01%) Wireless
9 65 (0.84%) Broadband
10 63 (0.82%) MPLS
11 59 (0.77%) SAN
12 53 (0.69%) HTTP
13 52 (0.68%) IPv6
14 49 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (0.57%) DHCP
16 41 (0.53%) SD-WAN
17 38 (0.49%) TCP/IP
18 37 (0.48%) Ethernet
19 32 (0.42%) 4G
20 31 (0.40%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (6.71%) Big Data
2 498 (6.47%) SQL Server
3 416 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 262 (3.40%) NoSQL
5 238 (3.09%) Data Lake
6 189 (2.46%) Power BI
7 176 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 155 (2.01%) Metadata
9 132 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 113 (1.47%) Tableau
11 108 (1.40%) MySQL
12 89 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 88 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 83 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 82 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
16 72 (0.94%) RDBMS
17 66 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 51 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
19 46 (0.60%) GIS
20 42 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 154 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 139 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 136 (1.77%) JIRA
4 64 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 59 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 50 (0.65%) Maven
6 50 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
7 48 (0.62%) Bitbucket
7 48 (0.62%) GitLab
8 43 (0.56%) ERwin
9 38 (0.49%) Selenium
10 31 (0.40%) Cucumber
11 28 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 25 (0.32%) JUnit
13 22 (0.29%) Ant
13 22 (0.29%) Burp Suite
14 20 (0.26%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (0.21%) Gradle
16 16 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 2,111 (27.43%) Social Skills
2 1,811 (23.53%) Finance
3 573 (7.45%) Banking
4 551 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
5 414 (5.38%) Retail
6 344 (4.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 333 (4.33%) Public Sector
8 328 (4.26%) Marketing
9 323 (4.20%) Law
10 320 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
11 200 (2.60%) Police
12 196 (2.55%) Telecoms
13 189 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
14 177 (2.30%) Legal
15 105 (1.36%) Automotive
16 95 (1.23%) Back Office
17 92 (1.20%) Advertising
18 90 (1.17%) Manufacturing
19 89 (1.16%) Electronics
20 88 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (7.33%) .NET
2 312 (4.05%) React
3 283 (3.68%) REST
4 265 (3.44%) Web Services
5 202 (2.63%) Spring
6 199 (2.59%) Kafka
7 177 (2.30%) Node.js
8 171 (2.22%) Middleware
9 167 (2.17%) RESTful
10 151 (1.96%) .NET Core
11 149 (1.94%) AngularJS
12 142 (1.85%) JSON
13 134 (1.74%) HTML
14 133 (1.73%) XML
15 120 (1.56%) SOAP
16 112 (1.46%) Spring Boot
17 104 (1.35%) CSS
18 88 (1.14%) ARM Templates
19 75 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
20 74 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 614 (7.98%) Public Cloud
2 546 (7.10%) Cloud Native
3 391 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 298 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 271 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 241 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 225 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 206 (2.68%) User Experience
9 189 (2.46%) Smart Meter
10 173 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
11 130 (1.69%) Private Cloud
12 129 (1.68%) Blog
13 121 (1.57%) Mobile App
14 117 (1.52%) Data Structures
15 102 (1.33%) Robotics
16 95 (1.23%) Virtual Team
17 93 (1.21%) Social Media
18 69 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
19 50 (0.65%) NHS
20 49 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 506 (6.58%) Windows
2 467 (6.07%) Linux
3 119 (1.55%) Unix
4 104 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 61 (0.79%) Android
6 59 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 37 (0.48%) VMS
9 32 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 24 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 18 (0.23%) CentOS
12 17 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.19%) Solaris
13 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
15 12 (0.16%) SUSE
16 11 (0.14%) Debian
17 8 (0.10%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,463 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,504 (19.55%) DevOps
3 1,310 (17.02%) Microservices
4 1,008 (13.10%) TOGAF
5 979 (12.72%) Analytics
6 887 (11.53%) Migration
7 880 (11.44%) Presales
8 868 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
9 811 (10.54%) CI/CD
10 738 (9.59%) Computer Science
11 701 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
12 658 (8.55%) Data Modelling
13 644 (8.37%) IT Strategy
14 635 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
15 624 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 583 (7.58%) Data Architecture
17 575 (7.47%) Mentoring
18 569 (7.39%) Project Delivery
19 519 (6.74%) Risk Management
20 492 (6.39%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 872 (11.33%) Java
2 702 (9.12%) SQL
3 549 (7.13%) Python
4 438 (5.69%) C#
5 430 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 278 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 195 (2.53%) C
8 144 (1.87%) C++
9 132 (1.72%) TypeScript
10 99 (1.29%) Go
11 92 (1.20%) Bash
12 70 (0.91%) Ruby
13 64 (0.83%) PHP
14 53 (0.69%) Scala
15 48 (0.62%) Groovy
16 44 (0.57%) Apex Code
17 42 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 41 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 37 (0.48%) R
20 36 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 925 (12.02%) Degree
2 631 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 537 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 292 (3.79%) TOGAF Certification
5 250 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 206 (2.68%) CISSP
7 183 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 165 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
9 146 (1.90%) AWS Certification
10 87 (1.13%) CISM
11 81 (1.05%) MCSE
12 68 (0.88%) CCIE
12 68 (0.88%) Master's Degree
13 61 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 59 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 56 (0.73%) MCP
16 54 (0.70%) CCNP
16 54 (0.70%) CEH
17 53 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
18 36 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 320 (4.16%) NIST
3 305 (3.96%) GDPR
4 203 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 200 (2.60%) Data Quality
6 194 (2.52%) QA
7 191 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 64 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 48 (0.62%) COBIT
10 46 (0.60%) NCSC
11 43 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 29 (0.38%) IASME
13 27 (0.35%) GRC
14 24 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 23 (0.30%) Accessibility
16 18 (0.23%) JSP 440
17 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 17 (0.22%) SLA
18 16 (0.21%) GAMP
19 14 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 534 (6.94%) Docker
2 401 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 315 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 98 (1.27%) Firmware
6 55 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (0.45%) KVM
9 33 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (0.34%) vSphere
11 12 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.10%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.065%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.052%) NFS
14 4 (0.052%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.052%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.052%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.026%) LXC
Systems Management
1 730 (9.49%) Kubernetes
2 400 (5.20%) Terraform
3 310 (4.03%) Ansible
4 136 (1.77%) Puppet
5 131 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (1.38%) SCCM
7 81 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
8 71 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 45 (0.58%) CASB
10 41 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 39 (0.51%) Istio
12 21 (0.27%) Nessus
13 20 (0.26%) Rancher
14 15 (0.19%) FortiGate
15 14 (0.18%) Grafana
15 14 (0.18%) Kiali
15 14 (0.18%) Packer
15 14 (0.18%) vCenter Server
16 11 (0.14%) Oozie
17 10 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,540 (20.01%) Microsoft
2 496 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
3 393 (5.11%) Google
3 393 (5.11%) VMware
4 368 (4.78%) Oracle
5 332 (4.31%) SAP
6 279 (3.63%) MuleSoft
7 244 (3.17%) Cisco
8 190 (2.47%) Adobe
9 184 (2.39%) Databricks
10 138 (1.79%) IBM
11 136 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 135 (1.75%) Citrix
13 128 (1.66%) Informatica
14 113 (1.47%) Red Hat
15 111 (1.44%) Apple
16 108 (1.40%) Dell
17 60 (0.78%) Juniper
18 57 (0.74%) Sitecore
19 50 (0.65%) Sparx