Architect
UK

The median Architect salary in the UK is £80,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 29 24 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 +46 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,697 8,415 8,537
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.48% 8.66% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 9.47% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,677 3,735 4,460
10th Percentile £56,809 £61,250 £61,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +6.38%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

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 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Architect in the UK

Architect
Top 19 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 29 May 2024. 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 0 5,521 £80,000 -5.88% 940
UK excluding London -7 4,140 £75,000 -3.23% 518
Work from Home +3 2,558 £80,000 -5.88% 453
London +5 1,966 £90,000 -2.70% 414
North of England +14 1,172 £77,500 -1.59% 143
South East -1 928 £75,000 -9.64% 110
Midlands -3 706 £75,000 - 99
North West +5 627 £75,000 +3.45% 79
South West -6 522 £75,000 +3.45% 72
Yorkshire +24 472 £79,932 -0.09% 46
West Midlands +24 440 £77,500 +3.33% 63
Scotland -45 375 £75,000 -5.06% 27
East Midlands -21 259 £67,500 -6.90% 36
East of England -24 187 £80,000 -3.03% 47
Wales -16 143 £60,000 -4.94% 20
Northern Ireland +9 120 £90,000 +24.14% 9
North East +18 73 £79,842 -6.07% 18
Isle of Man - 7 £82,500 - 3
Channel Islands - 5 £85,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Architect job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 1,967 (29.37%) Azure
2 1,618 (24.16%) Agile
3 1,596 (23.83%) Social Skills
4 1,426 (21.29%) Finance
5 1,363 (20.35%) AWS
6 1,359 (20.29%) TOGAF
7 1,330 (19.86%) Roadmaps
8 1,180 (17.62%) Microsoft
9 1,016 (15.17%) Security Cleared
10 824 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
11 788 (11.77%) Actionable Insight
12 784 (11.71%) Degree
13 758 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
14 696 (10.39%) DevOps
15 668 (9.97%) Mentoring
15 668 (9.97%) SC Cleared
16 627 (9.36%) Technical Architecture
17 603 (9.00%) Presales
18 595 (8.88%) GCP
19 592 (8.84%) Data Architecture
20 584 (8.72%) Migration
21 573 (8.56%) Data Modelling
22 556 (8.30%) Oracle
23 539 (8.05%) SAP
24 527 (7.87%) Strategic Roadmap
25 518 (7.73%) Data Management
26 513 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
27 511 (7.63%) Analytics
28 484 (7.23%) ERP
29 463 (6.91%) Validation

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 302 (4.51%) SAS
2 101 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 72 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
4 70 (1.05%) Apache
5 57 (0.85%) Microsoft Exchange
6 53 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 48 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 22 (0.33%) CMS
9 15 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.18%) IIS
11 10 (0.15%) Drupal
12 8 (0.12%) Confluence
12 8 (0.12%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.10%) JBoss
13 7 (0.10%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.10%) WildFly
14 6 (0.090%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.075%) Anypoint
16 4 (0.060%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.060%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 53 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.24%) Simulink
5 14 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.060%) Revit
7 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 315 (4.70%) SAP ERP
2 117 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 104 (1.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 93 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 37 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 31 (0.46%) Teamcenter
7 19 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 17 (0.25%) Endur
8 17 (0.25%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 15 (0.22%) SAP MM
10 14 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 11 (0.16%) SAP PP
13 9 (0.13%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.12%) Salesforce CRM
14 8 (0.12%) SAP WM
15 7 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
15 7 (0.10%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1,967 (29.37%) Azure
2 1,363 (20.35%) AWS
3 595 (8.88%) GCP
4 425 (6.35%) SaaS
5 380 (5.67%) Power Platform
6 349 (5.21%) Microsoft 365
7 323 (4.82%) Dynamics 365
8 216 (3.23%) PaaS
9 190 (2.84%) IaaS
10 141 (2.11%) Azure DevOps
11 116 (1.73%) Snowflake
12 113 (1.69%) PowerApps
13 112 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
14 99 (1.48%) Serverless
15 90 (1.34%) Power Automate
16 73 (1.09%) dbt
17 55 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
18 51 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
19 49 (0.73%) Entra ID
20 47 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 392 (5.85%) VSAT
2 311 (4.64%) Broadband
3 208 (3.11%) Firewall
4 189 (2.82%) WAN
5 125 (1.87%) SD-WAN
6 113 (1.69%) Network Security
7 112 (1.67%) DNS
8 102 (1.52%) VPN
9 91 (1.36%) LAN
10 71 (1.06%) BGP
11 69 (1.03%) TCP/IP
12 68 (1.02%) SSL
13 59 (0.88%) Wireless
14 43 (0.64%) Internet
15 38 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
16 31 (0.46%) MPLS
17 26 (0.39%) DHCP
18 25 (0.37%) VLAN
19 23 (0.34%) SAN
20 22 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 208 (3.11%) Data Lake
3 184 (2.75%) Power BI
4 175 (2.61%) Metadata
5 154 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 139 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 134 (2.00%) BigQuery
8 130 (1.94%) SQL Server
9 116 (1.73%) Looker
10 93 (1.39%) Big Data
11 89 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
12 85 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 73 (1.09%) Apache Ignite
14 69 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
15 65 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
16 59 (0.88%) Apache Arrow
16 59 (0.88%) Dremio
17 55 (0.82%) Oracle Database
18 50 (0.75%) Data Vault
19 43 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 73 (1.09%) Git
2 72 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 56 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 39 (0.58%) GitLab
5 27 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (0.25%) JIRA
8 14 (0.21%) Maven
9 10 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.12%) Jaeger
11 6 (0.090%) JUnit
12 5 (0.075%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.075%) MLflow
12 5 (0.075%) Subversion
12 5 (0.075%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.060%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.060%) ERwin
13 4 (0.060%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.060%) Selenium
13 4 (0.060%) Terragrunt
General
1 1,596 (23.83%) Social Skills
2 1,426 (21.29%) Finance
3 513 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 450 (6.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 348 (5.20%) Public Sector
6 343 (5.12%) Banking
7 307 (4.58%) Retail
8 268 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
9 226 (3.37%) Marketing
10 164 (2.45%) Law
11 108 (1.61%) Legal
12 102 (1.52%) Manufacturing
13 96 (1.43%) Retail Banking
14 92 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
15 76 (1.13%) Aerospace
16 70 (1.05%) Investment Banking
17 66 (0.99%) Front Office
18 52 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
18 52 (0.78%) Games
19 45 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (4.52%) .NET
2 99 (1.48%) Kafka
3 92 (1.37%) Middleware
4 84 (1.25%) Web Services
5 79 (1.18%) Spring Boot
6 66 (0.99%) REST
7 63 (0.94%) HTML
8 61 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
9 60 (0.90%) gRPC
9 60 (0.90%) Protocol Buffers
10 57 (0.85%) NumPy
10 57 (0.85%) Pandas
10 57 (0.85%) React
11 56 (0.84%) SciPy
12 54 (0.81%) XML
13 49 (0.73%) CSS
14 48 (0.72%) JSON
15 45 (0.67%) AngularJS
16 44 (0.66%) .NET Framework
16 44 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 434 (6.48%) Public Cloud
2 348 (5.20%) Cloud Native
3 260 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 224 (3.34%) Data Centre
5 167 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 144 (2.15%) Legacy Systems
7 140 (2.09%) Product Ownership
8 138 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 126 (1.88%) PKI
10 86 (1.28%) IoT
11 73 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 64 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (0.94%) PMI
14 61 (0.91%) Equities
14 61 (0.91%) Security Posture
15 60 (0.90%) Derivative
16 59 (0.88%) Fixed Income
16 59 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 59 (0.88%) Hedge funds
17 50 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 322 (4.81%) Linux
2 158 (2.36%) Windows
3 58 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (0.64%) Android
4 43 (0.64%) Ubuntu
5 40 (0.60%) Unix
6 35 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 23 (0.34%) VMS
9 11 (0.16%) Solaris
10 10 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (0.15%) SUSE
10 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.12%) VME
12 6 (0.090%) Mesosphere
13 5 (0.075%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.045%) CentOS
15 2 (0.030%) AIX
16 1 (0.015%) HPUX
16 1 (0.015%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,618 (24.16%) Agile
2 1,359 (20.29%) TOGAF
3 1,330 (19.86%) Roadmaps
4 824 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
5 788 (11.77%) Actionable Insight
6 758 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 696 (10.39%) DevOps
8 668 (9.97%) Mentoring
9 627 (9.36%) Technical Architecture
10 603 (9.00%) Presales
11 592 (8.84%) Data Architecture
12 584 (8.72%) Migration
13 573 (8.56%) Data Modelling
14 527 (7.87%) Strategic Roadmap
15 518 (7.73%) Data Management
16 511 (7.63%) Analytics
17 484 (7.23%) ERP
18 463 (6.91%) Validation
19 450 (6.72%) Network Architecture
20 445 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 352 (5.26%) SQL
2 349 (5.21%) Python
3 330 (4.93%) Java
4 269 (4.02%) C#
5 243 (3.63%) JavaScript
6 91 (1.36%) PowerShell
7 85 (1.27%) C
8 71 (1.06%) TypeScript
9 69 (1.03%) C++
10 43 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 32 (0.48%) Scala
12 23 (0.34%) Kotlin
12 23 (0.34%) R
13 21 (0.31%) MATLAB
14 20 (0.30%) Bicep
15 18 (0.27%) Apex Code
16 17 (0.25%) Bash
17 16 (0.24%) Fortran
17 16 (0.24%) Ruby
17 16 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,016 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 784 (11.71%) Degree
3 668 (9.97%) SC Cleared
4 284 (4.24%) Azure Certification
5 227 (3.39%) AWS Certification
6 214 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 195 (2.91%) CISSP
8 185 (2.76%) TOGAF Certification
9 178 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
10 163 (2.43%) DV Cleared
11 131 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 115 (1.72%) CISM
13 111 (1.66%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
14 101 (1.51%) Master's Degree
15 96 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
16 80 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 75 (1.12%) CCNP
18 71 (1.06%) CCSP
19 69 (1.03%) PMI Certification
20 64 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.31%) Data Quality
2 179 (2.67%) GDPR
3 113 (1.69%) NIST
4 112 (1.67%) QA
5 92 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (0.69%) COBIT
7 36 (0.54%) Accessibility
8 35 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 33 (0.49%) SLA
11 21 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.19%) PMO
13 10 (0.15%) NCSC
14 8 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.10%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.10%) ISO 13485
16 6 (0.090%) GRC
16 6 (0.090%) IASME
16 6 (0.090%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 188 (2.81%) Docker
2 128 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 75 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (0.43%) vSphere
6 27 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.19%) KVM
11 10 (0.15%) vCloud
12 8 (0.12%) Firmware
13 4 (0.060%) Xen
14 3 (0.045%) Embedded Firmware
14 3 (0.045%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.030%) HDFS
15 2 (0.030%) Kamailio
15 2 (0.030%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.015%) LXC
Systems Management
1 271 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 198 (2.96%) Terraform
3 95 (1.42%) Ansible
4 46 (0.69%) Puppet
4 46 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (0.48%) OpenView
6 27 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
7 26 (0.39%) Progress Chef
8 19 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.24%) CASB
10 10 (0.15%) Grafana
10 10 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.12%) Kiali
11 8 (0.12%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.090%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 6 (0.090%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.090%) Endace
13 6 (0.090%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.090%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,180 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 556 (8.30%) Oracle
3 539 (8.05%) SAP
4 390 (5.82%) Google
5 301 (4.49%) Anaplan
6 299 (4.46%) Hyperion
7 164 (2.45%) Cisco
8 148 (2.21%) ServiceNow
9 133 (1.99%) Salesforce
10 124 (1.85%) Databricks
11 107 (1.60%) Sparx
12 88 (1.31%) VMware
13 84 (1.25%) Juniper
14 67 (1.00%) IBM
15 58 (0.87%) Apple
16 57 (0.85%) Adobe
17 56 (0.84%) Citrix
18 49 (0.73%) HP
18 49 (0.73%) Meraki
19 39 (0.58%) BMC