Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 41 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,946 6,791 8,688
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.31% 5.52% 5.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 5.79% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,581 5,604 6,891
Median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
10th Percentile £55,330 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £110,000 £102,500
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 69,711 117,373 145,049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 95.47% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55,817 95,129 117,577
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 3,533 £77,500 - 1,085
UK excluding London -10 1,889 £70,000 - 669
London +1 1,740 £86,500 +1.76% 466
Work from Home -27 671 £77,500 +6.90% 195
South East -13 569 £75,000 +3.45% 165
North of England +2 458 £70,000 +3.70% 188
Midlands -13 312 £72,500 +3.57% 114
North West +1 228 £74,000 +5.71% 103
South West 0 219 £65,000 - 87
West Midlands -19 212 £72,500 +3.57% 77
Yorkshire -3 184 £67,500 +3.85% 62
East of England +3 165 £75,000 -0.66% 56
Scotland +29 159 £65,000 -2.96% 42
East Midlands -7 102 £75,000 -9.09% 36
North East +5 52 £55,000 -3.97% 23
Wales +21 29 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Northern Ireland +17 13 £65,000 +13.04% 9
Channel Islands +5 3 £85,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1,547 (39.20%) Azure
2 1,137 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1,108 (28.08%) AWS
4 884 (22.40%) Microsoft
5 739 (18.73%) DevOps
6 660 (16.73%) Finance
7 550 (13.94%) TOGAF
8 543 (13.76%) Microservices
9 519 (13.15%) Java
10 479 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
11 442 (11.20%) PaaS
12 437 (11.07%) SQL
13 436 (11.05%) Migration
14 435 (11.02%) .NET
15 409 (10.36%) Analytics
16 401 (10.16%) Presales
17 388 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
18 382 (9.68%) Security Cleared
19 367 (9.30%) GCP
20 364 (9.22%) Kubernetes
21 349 (8.84%) SaaS
22 339 (8.59%) Python
23 330 (8.36%) IaaS
24 313 (7.93%) Docker
25 312 (7.91%) SQL Server
26 304 (7.70%) Degree
27 298 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
28 277 (7.02%) Windows
28 277 (7.02%) SC Cleared
29 266 (6.74%) Technology Roadmap

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
1 149 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 83 (2.10%) Apache Spark
2 83 (2.10%) CMS
3 57 (1.44%) Apache
4 52 (1.32%) Confluence
5 44 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (1.01%) Red Hat Fuse
7 38 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 27 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 26 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.63%) JBoss
10 25 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 23 (0.58%) MS Exchange
12 20 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
13 19 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.41%) SAS
15 16 (0.41%) Skype for Business
16 15 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 40 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.10%) Stata
8 2 (0.051%) InVision
8 2 (0.051%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.051%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.051%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.025%) Figma
9 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.025%) Weka
Business Applications
1 40 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 34 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 18 (0.46%) Loan IQ
5 16 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.23%) Infor M3
10 9 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.15%) Magento
12 6 (0.15%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.15%) SAP GTS
13 5 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,547 (39.20%) Azure
2 1,108 (28.08%) AWS
3 442 (11.20%) PaaS
4 367 (9.30%) GCP
5 349 (8.84%) SaaS
6 330 (8.36%) IaaS
7 259 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
8 166 (4.21%) Power Platform
9 133 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 123 (3.12%) Dynamics 365
11 121 (3.07%) Serverless
12 86 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
13 82 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
14 61 (1.55%) OpenShift
15 60 (1.52%) Boomi
16 58 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
17 46 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 43 (1.09%) Amazon S3
19 42 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
19 42 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (5.88%) Firewall
2 112 (2.84%) WAN
3 90 (2.28%) LAN
4 76 (1.93%) Network Security
5 75 (1.90%) VPN
6 66 (1.67%) DNS
7 50 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 49 (1.24%) Internet
8 49 (1.24%) MPLS
9 48 (1.22%) Unified Communications
9 48 (1.22%) Wireless
10 47 (1.19%) HTTP
11 43 (1.09%) Skype
12 42 (1.06%) SAN
13 37 (0.94%) OSPF
14 32 (0.81%) BGP
15 31 (0.79%) VSAN
16 28 (0.71%) DHCP
16 28 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (0.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 250 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
3 226 (5.73%) Big Data
4 180 (4.56%) Data Lake
5 118 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 105 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
7 94 (2.38%) Hadoop
8 93 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 89 (2.26%) MySQL
10 87 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 85 (2.15%) Power BI
12 72 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
13 71 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (1.39%) MongoDB
15 53 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
16 45 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 36 (0.91%) Tableau
19 34 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 32 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 157 (3.98%) Jenkins
2 112 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.13%) JIRA
4 31 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.63%) Bitbucket
6 19 (0.48%) GitLab
7 17 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.41%) Selenium
9 14 (0.35%) ERwin
9 14 (0.35%) Maven
10 13 (0.33%) Artifactory
10 13 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.23%) JUnit
13 6 (0.15%) NUnit
13 6 (0.15%) Robot Framework
13 6 (0.15%) webpack
14 5 (0.13%) Gatling
14 5 (0.13%) gulp
General
1 660 (16.73%) Finance
2 250 (6.34%) Public Sector
3 182 (4.61%) Banking
4 178 (4.51%) Marketing
5 158 (4.00%) Retail
6 140 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 86 (2.18%) Back Office
8 73 (1.85%) Law
9 53 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.24%) Legal
11 45 (1.14%) Advertising
12 44 (1.12%) Electronics
13 33 (0.84%) Aerospace
14 31 (0.79%) Investment Banking
15 30 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.66%) Military
17 22 (0.56%) Local Government
18 17 (0.43%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.41%) Automotive
20 15 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (11.02%) .NET
2 184 (4.66%) REST
3 180 (4.56%) Web Services
4 138 (3.50%) CSS
5 134 (3.40%) Kafka
6 132 (3.35%) React
7 114 (2.89%) .NET Core
8 99 (2.51%) XML
9 95 (2.41%) Node.js
10 86 (2.18%) Middleware
11 80 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 78 (1.98%) AngularJS
13 76 (1.93%) Spring
14 75 (1.90%) JSON
14 75 (1.90%) SOAP
15 71 (1.80%) jQuery
16 69 (1.75%) HTML
17 66 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 64 (1.62%) RESTful
19 62 (1.57%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 264 (6.69%) Public Cloud
2 216 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 171 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 162 (4.11%) Cloud Native
5 159 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 122 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 110 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 92 (2.33%) User Experience
9 68 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 57 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 55 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 49 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 47 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 42 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 40 (1.01%) N-Tier
16 33 (0.84%) Reinsurance
17 31 (0.79%) CESG
18 29 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
18 29 (0.73%) Internet of Things
18 29 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 277 (7.02%) Windows
2 223 (5.65%) Linux
3 91 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.70%) Unix
5 44 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 32 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 28 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.51%) Android
10 20 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.28%) VMS
13 9 (0.23%) CentOS
14 6 (0.15%) Solaris
14 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.051%) MVS
15 2 (0.051%) Robot Operating System
15 2 (0.051%) SUSE
16 1 (0.025%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,137 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (18.73%) DevOps
3 550 (13.94%) TOGAF
4 543 (13.76%) Microservices
5 479 (12.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 436 (11.05%) Migration
7 409 (10.36%) Analytics
8 401 (10.16%) Presales
9 388 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 298 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (6.74%) Technology Roadmap
12 265 (6.72%) Data Modelling
12 265 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
13 264 (6.69%) IT Strategy
14 263 (6.66%) Technical Architecture
15 244 (6.18%) Data Architecture
16 236 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
17 232 (5.88%) Scrum
18 229 (5.80%) Software Engineering
19 221 (5.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 519 (13.15%) Java
2 437 (11.07%) SQL
3 339 (8.59%) Python
4 255 (6.46%) C#
5 228 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 132 (3.35%) PowerShell
7 109 (2.76%) C
8 65 (1.65%) C++
9 43 (1.09%) Go
10 42 (1.06%) R
11 38 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 33 (0.84%) Ruby
13 28 (0.71%) Scala
14 27 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.63%) PHP
16 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.38%) Apex Code
17 15 (0.38%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.35%) ABAP
19 12 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 382 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 304 (7.70%) Degree
3 277 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 128 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (3.12%) CISSP
6 99 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 86 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (1.70%) CCNP
9 65 (1.65%) CCNA
10 61 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 60 (1.52%) AWS Certification
12 58 (1.47%) DV Cleared
13 56 (1.42%) CISM
14 47 (1.19%) CCIE
15 43 (1.09%) CISA
16 40 (1.01%) MCSE
17 22 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
18 19 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
18 19 (0.48%) Sun Certification
19 15 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (2.10%) NIST
3 69 (1.75%) QA
4 66 (1.67%) GDPR
5 64 (1.62%) NCSC
6 58 (1.47%) Data Quality
7 41 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 33 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 28 (0.71%) JSP 440
10 20 (0.51%) COBIT
10 20 (0.51%) EMIR
10 20 (0.51%) MiFID
11 19 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
12 16 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.28%) NIST 800
14 10 (0.25%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.23%) GAMP
16 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 313 (7.93%) Docker
2 221 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 153 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.12%) vSphere
5 41 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 24 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.56%) vCloud
7 22 (0.56%) XenApp
8 20 (0.51%) Firmware
9 19 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.25%) HDFS
13 6 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.15%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.10%) NDS
14 4 (0.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 3 (0.076%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.076%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 364 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 255 (6.46%) Terraform
3 134 (3.40%) Ansible
4 66 (1.67%) SCCM
5 65 (1.65%) Puppet
6 58 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 56 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (0.89%) vRealize
9 32 (0.81%) vCenter Server
10 25 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (0.53%) CASB
12 18 (0.46%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.41%) Grafana
14 14 (0.35%) SCOM
15 13 (0.33%) FortiGate
15 13 (0.33%) MIIS
16 11 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
17 10 (0.25%) Prometheus
17 10 (0.25%) Salt
18 7 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 884 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 250 (6.34%) Oracle
3 249 (6.31%) VMware
4 229 (5.80%) SAP
5 224 (5.68%) Google
6 183 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
7 170 (4.31%) Cisco
8 131 (3.32%) Databricks
9 100 (2.53%) IBM
10 95 (2.41%) MuleSoft
11 93 (2.36%) Dell
12 76 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 68 (1.72%) Citrix
14 55 (1.39%) Sparx
15 50 (1.27%) EMC
15 50 (1.27%) Fortinet
16 42 (1.06%) Juniper
17 41 (1.04%) Informatica
18 40 (1.01%) Adobe
19 33 (0.84%) Pega