Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 59 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 9,407 8,569 10,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.72% 4.93% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 5.14% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6,781 6,463 7,866
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +4.76%

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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 +19 8,667 £75,000 +3.45% 1,414
UK excluding London +22 4,810 £70,000 +4.48% 917
London +11 4,181 £82,500 +3.13% 590
South East +20 1,457 £70,000 +3.70% 227
Midlands +23 933 £70,000 +7.69% 182
North of England +9 924 £70,000 +7.69% 195
West Midlands +17 718 £70,000 +7.69% 126
South West +31 602 £67,500 +3.85% 127
East of England +24 509 £71,000 +5.19% 93
North West +14 504 £70,000 +6.87% 100
Yorkshire -3 362 £67,500 +3.85% 86
Scotland +28 347 £65,000 -7.14% 59
East Midlands +28 219 £76,250 +22.00% 56
Wales +29 88 £60,000 +7.62% 23
North East +20 75 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Northern Ireland +10 21 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Isle of Man +5 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 2,922 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,265 (24.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,127 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2,115 (22.48%) Finance
5 1,849 (19.66%) Microsoft
6 1,759 (18.70%) Java
7 1,476 (15.69%) TOGAF
8 1,280 (13.61%) Presales
9 1,245 (13.23%) SQL
10 1,220 (12.97%) .NET
11 1,137 (12.09%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1,094 (11.63%) Degree
13 1,079 (11.47%) C#
14 1,022 (10.86%) Microservices
15 1,001 (10.64%) DevOps
16 939 (9.98%) SOA
17 880 (9.35%) JavaScript
18 872 (9.27%) Web Services
19 865 (9.20%) SQL Server
20 862 (9.16%) Oracle
21 848 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
22 833 (8.86%) Windows
23 816 (8.67%) Big Data
24 778 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
25 756 (8.04%) SAP
26 738 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
26 738 (7.85%) Scrum
27 735 (7.81%) PaaS
27 735 (7.81%) IT Strategy
28 732 (7.78%) Technical Architecture

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
1 282 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 263 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 167 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 153 (1.63%) CMS
5 142 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 124 (1.32%) Apache
7 101 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 98 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 95 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 94 (1.00%) JBoss
11 91 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 86 (0.91%) Confluence
13 82 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
14 79 (0.84%) IIS
15 76 (0.81%) MS Exchange
16 66 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
17 58 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 57 (0.61%) SAS
19 55 (0.58%) Apache Solr
20 38 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 108 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 80 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 52 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.17%) Simulink
7 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.064%) InVision
10 5 (0.053%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.032%) Revit
13 2 (0.021%) SPSS
14 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.011%) CATIA
14 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.011%) Maya
14 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.011%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 223 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 111 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 61 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
5 39 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 38 (0.40%) SAP SCM
7 33 (0.35%) SAP CRM
8 31 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
9 30 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
10 25 (0.27%) SAP FI
11 23 (0.24%) SAP CO
11 23 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 22 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
12 22 (0.23%) SAP APO
12 22 (0.23%) SAP QM
13 21 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
14 17 (0.18%) Magento
14 17 (0.18%) SAP HCM
15 16 (0.17%) SAP IBP
16 15 (0.16%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 2,265 (24.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,127 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
3 735 (7.81%) PaaS
4 590 (6.27%) IaaS
5 572 (6.08%) SaaS
6 508 (5.40%) Office 365
7 436 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 330 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
9 189 (2.01%) Serverless
10 148 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
11 130 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
12 127 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 112 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 105 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
15 102 (1.08%) Amazon S3
16 93 (0.99%) OpenShift
17 89 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
18 63 (0.67%) GitHub
19 55 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
20 45 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 425 (4.52%) Firewall
2 360 (3.83%) WAN
3 338 (3.59%) Network Security
4 273 (2.90%) LAN
5 214 (2.27%) Internet
6 206 (2.19%) Wireless
7 174 (1.85%) VPN
8 159 (1.69%) DNS
9 139 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 139 (1.48%) Unified Communications
10 110 (1.17%) HTTP
10 110 (1.17%) SAN
11 85 (0.90%) MPLS
12 76 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
13 69 (0.73%) WLAN
14 67 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (0.67%) DHCP
16 62 (0.66%) BGP
16 62 (0.66%) VLAN
17 61 (0.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 865 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 816 (8.67%) Big Data
3 584 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
4 459 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 434 (4.61%) Hadoop
6 336 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 230 (2.44%) MySQL
8 193 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 183 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 180 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 174 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 151 (1.61%) SAP HANA
13 137 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 132 (1.40%) Power BI
15 130 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 128 (1.36%) Data Lake
17 123 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
18 102 (1.08%) Blockchain
19 101 (1.07%) Apache Hive
20 99 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 292 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 269 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 185 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 163 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 153 (1.63%) JIRA
6 113 (1.20%) Maven
7 112 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 107 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 89 (0.95%) Selenium
10 77 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 70 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 68 (0.72%) Cucumber
13 56 (0.60%) JUnit
14 47 (0.50%) Subversion
15 35 (0.37%) SonarQube
16 33 (0.35%) ERwin
17 32 (0.34%) Ant
18 31 (0.33%) Gradle
18 31 (0.33%) WebDriver
19 30 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,115 (22.48%) Finance
2 612 (6.51%) Retail
3 566 (6.02%) Banking
4 446 (4.74%) Marketing
5 329 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 306 (3.25%) Manufacturing
7 150 (1.59%) Advertising
8 110 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 99 (1.05%) Electronics
10 87 (0.92%) Legal
11 81 (0.86%) Publishing
12 77 (0.82%) Law
13 73 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 67 (0.71%) Automotive
15 62 (0.66%) German Language
16 61 (0.65%) Front Office
17 54 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 52 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 51 (0.54%) Back Office
20 40 (0.43%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,220 (12.97%) .NET
2 872 (9.27%) Web Services
3 565 (6.01%) HTML
4 450 (4.78%) REST
5 420 (4.46%) CSS
6 360 (3.83%) XML
7 357 (3.80%) AngularJS
8 340 (3.61%) Node.js
9 331 (3.52%) Spring
10 324 (3.44%) Middleware
11 274 (2.91%) SOAP
12 262 (2.79%) React
13 259 (2.75%) JSON
14 240 (2.55%) J2EE
15 218 (2.32%) ASP.NET
16 206 (2.19%) Kafka
17 199 (2.12%) .NET Framework
18 189 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
19 184 (1.96%) Java EE
20 166 (1.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 716 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 686 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 489 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 444 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 362 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 343 (3.65%) Management Information System
7 332 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 319 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
9 312 (3.32%) Fintech
10 284 (3.02%) User Experience
11 216 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
12 180 (1.91%) Mobile App
13 154 (1.64%) Cloud Native
14 135 (1.44%) Virtual Team
15 112 (1.19%) N-Tier
16 102 (1.08%) Data Structures
17 98 (1.04%) Private Cloud
18 88 (0.94%) PKI
19 85 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
20 80 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 833 (8.86%) Windows
2 654 (6.95%) Linux
3 256 (2.72%) Unix
4 251 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 184 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 104 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 70 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 68 (0.72%) Android
11 64 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (0.48%) AIX
13 38 (0.40%) Solaris
14 19 (0.20%) HPUX
14 19 (0.20%) VMS
15 18 (0.19%) CentOS
15 18 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,922 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,476 (15.69%) TOGAF
3 1,280 (13.61%) Presales
4 1,137 (12.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1,022 (10.86%) Microservices
6 1,001 (10.64%) DevOps
7 939 (9.98%) SOA
8 848 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 778 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
10 738 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
10 738 (7.85%) Scrum
11 735 (7.81%) IT Strategy
12 732 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
13 722 (7.68%) Migration
14 712 (7.57%) Analytics
15 692 (7.36%) Mentoring
16 674 (7.16%) Project Management
17 625 (6.64%) Data Modelling
18 592 (6.29%) CRM
19 574 (6.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,759 (18.70%) Java
2 1,245 (13.23%) SQL
3 1,079 (11.47%) C#
4 880 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 520 (5.53%) Python
6 277 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 256 (2.72%) C
8 238 (2.53%) C++
9 229 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 133 (1.41%) Scala
11 126 (1.34%) Go
12 114 (1.21%) PHP
13 106 (1.13%) Java 8
14 89 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 87 (0.92%) Ruby
16 83 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 62 (0.66%) Perl
18 61 (0.65%) PL/SQL
19 58 (0.62%) R
20 47 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,094 (11.63%) Degree
2 589 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 367 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 348 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 346 (3.68%) CISSP
6 298 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 245 (2.60%) TOGAF Certification
8 241 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 231 (2.46%) MCSE
10 215 (2.29%) CCNP
11 178 (1.89%) CCIE
12 143 (1.52%) CISM
13 132 (1.40%) DV Cleared
14 119 (1.27%) AWS Certification
15 106 (1.13%) CCDP
16 94 (1.00%) Master's Degree
17 88 (0.94%) MCSA
18 78 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 64 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
20 62 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (2.76%) QA
2 258 (2.74%) GDPR
3 240 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 148 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 128 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 80 (0.85%) COBIT
7 59 (0.63%) SLA
8 50 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 38 (0.40%) PMO
10 35 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 22 (0.23%) GPG13
11 22 (0.23%) SEPA
12 19 (0.20%) RMADS
13 17 (0.18%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.16%) ISO 26262
14 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.15%) WCAG
16 11 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 11 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 544 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 533 (5.67%) Docker
3 469 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 208 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 100 (1.06%) vSphere
6 93 (0.99%) VMware NSX
7 88 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 68 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 64 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (0.61%) XenApp
11 51 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
12 49 (0.52%) XenDesktop
13 43 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 32 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 23 (0.24%) vCloud
16 20 (0.21%) HDFS
17 19 (0.20%) Apache Flume
18 14 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 12 (0.13%) KVM
20 10 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 319 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 246 (2.62%) Ansible
3 238 (2.53%) Puppet
4 181 (1.92%) SCCM
5 175 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
6 126 (1.34%) Terraform
7 82 (0.87%) SCOM
8 76 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 72 (0.77%) vRealize
10 61 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 55 (0.58%) SCVMM
12 48 (0.51%) SCOrch
13 46 (0.49%) Salt
14 31 (0.33%) Mesos
15 30 (0.32%) logstash
16 28 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 27 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 24 (0.26%) Kibana
19 21 (0.22%) Rancher
20 19 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,849 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 862 (9.16%) Oracle
3 756 (8.04%) SAP
4 717 (7.62%) VMware
5 673 (7.15%) Cisco
6 566 (6.02%) Google
7 393 (4.18%) IBM
8 261 (2.77%) Citrix
9 250 (2.66%) Juniper
10 234 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
11 182 (1.93%) EMC
12 179 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 171 (1.82%) F5
14 168 (1.79%) NetApp
15 135 (1.44%) hybris
16 130 (1.38%) CheckPoint
17 129 (1.37%) Informatica
18 116 (1.23%) Fortinet
19 107 (1.14%) HP
20 94 (1.00%) Dell