Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 40 42
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,178 7,553 8,989
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.80% 5.60% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 5.86% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,735 6,055 6,984
Median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 52,132 128,964 153,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,454 103,194 123,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +3 2,945 £77,500 - 796
UK excluding London 0 1,587 £70,000 - 526
London +1 1,401 £90,000 +5.88% 319
South East +4 499 £72,500 - 147
North of England +15 449 £70,000 +7.69% 146
Work from Home -26 435 £75,000 - 135
North West +29 280 £70,000 +3.70% 92
Midlands -10 249 £70,000 - 73
South West +23 196 £67,500 -3.57% 57
West Midlands -15 165 £70,000 +3.70% 44
Yorkshire -2 121 £65,000 - 38
Scotland +19 96 £62,500 -10.07% 47
East of England -10 90 £75,000 -3.23% 48
East Midlands +11 83 £75,000 -11.76% 27
North East +21 49 £56,250 -1.79% 16
Wales +9 9 £57,500 -9.09% 6
Northern Ireland +10 8 £65,000 +4.00% 4

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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 1,191 (37.48%) Azure
2 959 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
3 927 (29.17%) AWS
4 714 (22.47%) Finance
5 639 (20.11%) Microsoft
6 585 (18.41%) DevOps
7 562 (17.68%) Microservices
8 527 (16.58%) Java
9 479 (15.07%) Enterprise Architecture
10 470 (14.79%) .NET
10 470 (14.79%) TOGAF
11 408 (12.84%) SQL
12 387 (12.18%) Migration
13 377 (11.86%) PaaS
14 356 (11.20%) SaaS
15 355 (11.17%) Python
16 333 (10.48%) GCP
17 329 (10.35%) Analytics
18 315 (9.91%) SQL Server
19 306 (9.63%) JavaScript
20 305 (9.60%) Kubernetes
21 301 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
22 294 (9.25%) C#
23 286 (9.00%) Web Services
23 286 (9.00%) Security Cleared
24 277 (8.72%) IaaS
25 275 (8.65%) IT Strategy
26 269 (8.46%) Docker
27 268 (8.43%) Degree
28 248 (7.80%) Presales

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
1 130 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.36%) Apache
3 59 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 58 (1.83%) CMS
5 47 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 45 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 41 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.98%) Confluence
9 28 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 25 (0.79%) IIS
11 24 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
12 22 (0.69%) SAS
13 19 (0.60%) JBoss
14 18 (0.57%) Skype for Business
15 14 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
15 14 (0.44%) Headless CMS
15 14 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.094%) Figma
7 2 (0.063%) InVision
7 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.063%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.031%) Simulink
8 1 (0.031%) Weka
Business Applications
1 54 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.20%) Markit EDM
3 32 (1.01%) SimCorp Dimension
4 31 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
5 24 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 23 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
7 22 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.41%) Loan IQ
9 13 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.38%) SAP GTS
11 10 (0.31%) SAP PM
12 9 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
13 7 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 6 (0.19%) Eikon
14 6 (0.19%) Magento
15 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
16 4 (0.13%) SAP BPC
16 4 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,191 (37.48%) Azure
2 927 (29.17%) AWS
3 377 (11.86%) PaaS
4 356 (11.20%) SaaS
5 333 (10.48%) GCP
6 277 (8.72%) IaaS
7 154 (4.85%) Office 365
8 114 (3.59%) Serverless
9 101 (3.18%) Power Platform
10 100 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
11 77 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 76 (2.39%) OpenShift
13 74 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
14 73 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
15 58 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
16 52 (1.64%) Apigee
17 39 (1.23%) GitHub
18 35 (1.10%) Boomi
18 35 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
19 34 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 138 (4.34%) Firewall
2 79 (2.49%) Internet
3 74 (2.33%) DNS
4 69 (2.17%) WAN
5 68 (2.14%) Wireless
6 58 (1.83%) LAN
7 55 (1.73%) Skype
8 54 (1.70%) Network Security
9 48 (1.51%) TCP/IP
10 42 (1.32%) VPN
11 40 (1.26%) BGP
12 35 (1.10%) OSPF
13 32 (1.01%) Unified Communications
14 31 (0.98%) MPLS
15 30 (0.94%) SAN
16 28 (0.88%) DHCP
17 27 (0.85%) HTTP
18 21 (0.66%) Multicast
18 21 (0.66%) SNMP
19 20 (0.63%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 237 (7.46%) Big Data
3 193 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 155 (4.88%) Data Lake
5 121 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
6 107 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 104 (3.27%) MySQL
8 88 (2.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 82 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 76 (2.39%) Relational Database
11 56 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 51 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (1.54%) Power BI
14 47 (1.48%) MongoDB
15 41 (1.29%) RDBMS
16 35 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 34 (1.07%) Blockchain
18 33 (1.04%) Apache Hive
19 31 (0.98%) Snowflake Schema
20 27 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 153 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 91 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.01%) JIRA
4 52 (1.64%) Artifactory
5 44 (1.38%) GitLab
6 39 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 32 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.47%) Selenium
9 14 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.41%) JUnit
11 12 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.38%) ERwin
11 12 (0.38%) Maven
12 11 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.25%) Gradle
15 7 (0.22%) Metasploit
15 7 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.22%) WebScarab
16 5 (0.16%) Rational Rose
General
1 714 (22.47%) Finance
2 193 (6.07%) Banking
3 166 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 123 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 117 (3.68%) Retail
6 115 (3.62%) Marketing
7 95 (2.99%) Back Office
8 87 (2.74%) Front Office
9 72 (2.27%) Manufacturing
10 48 (1.51%) Legal
11 41 (1.29%) Law
12 37 (1.16%) Advertising
13 34 (1.07%) Electronics
14 28 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (0.85%) Investment Banking
16 25 (0.79%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.66%) Military
18 17 (0.53%) Games
18 17 (0.53%) Local Government
19 9 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (14.79%) .NET
2 286 (9.00%) Web Services
3 183 (5.76%) React
4 159 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 134 (4.22%) .NET Core
6 131 (4.12%) REST
7 125 (3.93%) CSS
8 123 (3.87%) Kafka
9 104 (3.27%) Node.js
10 97 (3.05%) HTML
11 95 (2.99%) Spring
12 92 (2.89%) Middleware
13 91 (2.86%) OAuth
14 84 (2.64%) XML
15 80 (2.52%) ASP.NET
16 79 (2.49%) RESTful
17 77 (2.42%) JSON
18 72 (2.27%) .NET Framework
19 62 (1.95%) Spring Boot
20 58 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 207 (6.51%) Public Cloud
2 184 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 146 (4.59%) Cloud Native
5 131 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 118 (3.71%) Hedge funds
7 113 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 94 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 79 (2.49%) Fixed Income
10 77 (2.42%) Equities
11 72 (2.27%) User Experience
12 69 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 62 (1.95%) Mobile App
14 60 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
15 53 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
16 51 (1.60%) Derivative
17 48 (1.51%) Virtual Team
18 39 (1.23%) Private Cloud
18 39 (1.23%) Reference Data
19 37 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 236 (7.43%) Windows
2 149 (4.69%) Linux
3 86 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 45 (1.42%) Unix
5 26 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 15 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.38%) Android
9 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.28%) VMS
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.13%) HPUX
14 2 (0.063%) AIX
14 2 (0.063%) CentOS
14 2 (0.063%) MVS
14 2 (0.063%) Solaris
15 1 (0.031%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.031%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (18.41%) DevOps
3 562 (17.68%) Microservices
4 479 (15.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 470 (14.79%) TOGAF
6 387 (12.18%) Migration
7 329 (10.35%) Analytics
8 301 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 275 (8.65%) IT Strategy
10 248 (7.80%) Presales
11 235 (7.39%) Scrum
12 231 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
13 223 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
14 218 (6.86%) Software Engineering
15 211 (6.64%) Technology Roadmap
16 209 (6.58%) Mentoring
17 183 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
18 173 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
19 171 (5.38%) Data Modelling
19 171 (5.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 527 (16.58%) Java
2 408 (12.84%) SQL
3 355 (11.17%) Python
4 306 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 294 (9.25%) C#
6 110 (3.46%) C
7 106 (3.34%) PowerShell
8 72 (2.27%) C++
9 65 (2.05%) R
10 46 (1.45%) Ruby
11 35 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.04%) Go
13 31 (0.98%) PHP
14 25 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 23 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.63%) Scala
17 10 (0.31%) ABAP
17 10 (0.31%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.22%) Groovy
19 6 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 286 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 268 (8.43%) Degree
3 194 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 117 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (3.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 86 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 70 (2.20%) CCNA
9 65 (2.05%) CCNP
10 64 (2.01%) CISSP
11 54 (1.70%) AWS Certification
12 53 (1.67%) MCSE
13 49 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 49 (1.54%) Sun Certification
14 42 (1.32%) CCIE
15 35 (1.10%) CISM
16 31 (0.98%) CISA
17 26 (0.82%) MCSA
18 18 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (1.89%) NIST
3 58 (1.83%) GDPR
4 52 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 52 (1.64%) QA
5 33 (1.04%) NCSC
6 25 (0.79%) COBIT
6 25 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.69%) NIST 800
8 16 (0.50%) MiFID
8 16 (0.50%) SLA
9 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.44%) EMIR
10 14 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.25%) GAMP
13 8 (0.25%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 269 (8.46%) Docker
2 187 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 89 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.07%) vSphere
6 23 (0.72%) XenApp
7 18 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
7 18 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 18 (0.57%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.50%) vCloud
9 15 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.44%) HDFS
11 10 (0.31%) NDS
11 10 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.22%) Varnish
14 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.094%) KVM
15 3 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 305 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 160 (5.03%) Terraform
3 93 (2.93%) Ansible
4 55 (1.73%) SCCM
5 47 (1.48%) Puppet
6 45 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.07%) vCenter Server
8 31 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.72%) vRealize
10 22 (0.69%) Grafana
11 14 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.31%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (0.28%) SCOM
14 8 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
14 8 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
14 8 (0.25%) Nessus
14 8 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 7 (0.22%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 639 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 219 (6.89%) Oracle
3 208 (6.54%) Google
4 207 (6.51%) SAP
5 160 (5.03%) VMware
6 127 (4.00%) Cisco
7 106 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
8 97 (3.05%) Databricks
9 94 (2.96%) IBM
10 75 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 66 (2.08%) Sparx
12 60 (1.89%) MuleSoft
13 53 (1.67%) Dell
14 49 (1.54%) Citrix
15 40 (1.26%) Juniper
16 36 (1.13%) Splunk
17 33 (1.04%) Calypso
17 33 (1.04%) Charles River
17 33 (1.04%) GoldenSource
18 32 (1.01%) SimCorp