Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 46 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 8,626 9,554 11,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.97% 5.47% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.18% 5.67% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,606 7,279 8,890
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £49,681
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% +4.00%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -12 8,019 £75,000 +2.56% 1,240
London -6 4,121 £80,000 - 619
UK excluding London -18 4,059 £67,500 - 679
South East -22 1,370 £70,000 +3.70% 196
North of England +8 1,109 £65,000 - 179
Midlands -6 698 £67,500 +8.00% 112
North West +35 567 £65,000 - 109
West Midlands +11 541 £67,500 +12.50% 70
Yorkshire -12 462 £65,000 -3.70% 50
East of England -38 380 £70,000 - 74
South West -59 285 £65,000 - 54
Scotland -33 226 £65,000 +8.33% 41
East Midlands -56 152 £65,000 -7.14% 42
North East +8 80 £69,000 +31.43% 20
Wales -6 50 £59,000 +6.79% 21
Northern Ireland -22 26 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £83,903 -
Isle of Man - 2 £80,000 -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Architect in the job title.

1 2,426 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,192 (25.41%) Finance
3 1,758 (20.38%) Microsoft
4 1,517 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,498 (17.37%) TOGAF
6 1,462 (16.95%) Java
7 1,320 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
8 1,084 (12.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1,072 (12.43%) SQL
10 1,063 (12.32%) .NET
11 1,019 (11.81%) Degree
12 974 (11.29%) Presales
13 879 (10.19%) Oracle
14 850 (9.85%) SOA
15 847 (9.82%) DevOps
16 837 (9.70%) Migration
17 832 (9.65%) SQL Server
18 785 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 763 (8.85%) IT Strategy
20 738 (8.56%) Windows
21 734 (8.51%) Big Data
22 726 (8.42%) C#
23 725 (8.40%) Analytics
24 723 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
25 722 (8.37%) Retail
26 715 (8.29%) Web Services
27 706 (8.18%) Data Modelling
28 695 (8.06%) Microservices
29 688 (7.98%) JavaScript
30 682 (7.91%) SDLC

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
1 264 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 220 (2.55%) Apache Spark
3 157 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 117 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 110 (1.28%) Apache
6 109 (1.26%) CMS
7 104 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 98 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 95 (1.10%) SAS
10 83 (0.96%) JBoss
11 81 (0.94%) Skype for Business
12 70 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 60 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 60 (0.70%) IIS
13 60 (0.70%) OpenStack
14 59 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 45 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 35 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 34 (0.39%) Confluence
17 34 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 124 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 40 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.081%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.070%) SPSS
8 5 (0.058%) Weka
9 4 (0.046%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.046%) InVision
9 4 (0.046%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.046%) Simulink
10 3 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.035%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.035%) PaintShop Pro
10 3 (0.035%) UXPin
11 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.012%) InDesign
11 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 235 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 97 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
4 95 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 47 (0.54%) SAP FI
6 44 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 44 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 34 (0.39%) SAP CRM
8 33 (0.38%) SAP SCM
9 26 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
10 25 (0.29%) SAP MM
11 23 (0.27%) SAP ERP
12 20 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
13 19 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
14 17 (0.20%) Markit EDM
14 17 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 16 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
16 15 (0.17%) NetSuite
16 15 (0.17%) SAP Retail
17 12 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,517 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,320 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
3 622 (7.21%) SaaS
4 583 (6.76%) PaaS
5 577 (6.69%) IaaS
6 417 (4.83%) Office 365
7 209 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 176 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 135 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
10 92 (1.07%) Serverless
11 83 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 76 (0.88%) Force.com
13 67 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 51 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 43 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
16 41 (0.48%) OneDrive
16 41 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
17 37 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
18 35 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
19 34 (0.39%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 404 (4.68%) Firewall
2 387 (4.49%) WAN
3 311 (3.61%) LAN
4 230 (2.67%) Network Security
5 225 (2.61%) Wireless
6 181 (2.10%) VPN
7 162 (1.88%) MPLS
8 161 (1.87%) Internet
9 127 (1.47%) DNS
10 120 (1.39%) TCP/IP
11 119 (1.38%) HTTP
12 118 (1.37%) SAN
13 100 (1.16%) Unified Communications
14 94 (1.09%) SSL
15 83 (0.96%) BGP
16 82 (0.95%) VoIP
17 79 (0.92%) OSPF
18 72 (0.83%) Skype
19 63 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
20 62 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 832 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 734 (8.51%) Big Data
3 528 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 423 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 313 (3.63%) Hadoop
6 251 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 204 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 203 (2.35%) MySQL
9 151 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 141 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 127 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 121 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 118 (1.37%) Data Lake
14 114 (1.32%) Power BI
14 114 (1.32%) SAP HANA
15 107 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 101 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 98 (1.14%) Apache Hive
17 98 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
18 68 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 279 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 250 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 167 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 107 (1.24%) JIRA
5 102 (1.18%) Selenium
6 94 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 93 (1.08%) Maven
8 71 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 70 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 57 (0.66%) Subversion
11 54 (0.63%) TeamCity
12 37 (0.43%) Eclipse
13 36 (0.42%) Grunt
14 34 (0.39%) ERwin
15 32 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (0.37%) gulp
15 32 (0.37%) JUnit
16 30 (0.35%) Bitbucket
16 30 (0.35%) webpack
17 25 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,192 (25.41%) Finance
2 722 (8.37%) Retail
3 636 (7.37%) Banking
4 356 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 282 (3.27%) Marketing
6 268 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 189 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 161 (1.87%) Legal
9 154 (1.79%) Advertising
10 142 (1.65%) Retail Banking
11 134 (1.55%) Publishing
12 79 (0.92%) Billing
12 79 (0.92%) Law
13 73 (0.85%) Back Office
14 70 (0.81%) Front Office
15 69 (0.80%) Electronics
16 59 (0.68%) Games
17 47 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 47 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,063 (12.32%) .NET
2 715 (8.29%) Web Services
3 499 (5.78%) HTML
4 402 (4.66%) REST
5 380 (4.41%) CSS
6 362 (4.20%) Middleware
7 313 (3.63%) Node.js
8 308 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 307 (3.56%) XML
10 288 (3.34%) SOAP
11 287 (3.33%) Spring
12 273 (3.16%) J2EE
13 219 (2.54%) RESTful
14 216 (2.50%) HTML5
15 207 (2.40%) ASP.NET
16 202 (2.34%) JSON
17 159 (1.84%) Hibernate
18 130 (1.51%) Java EE
19 126 (1.46%) React
20 118 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 627 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 555 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 525 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
4 492 (5.70%) Data Centre
5 354 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 265 (3.07%) Public Cloud
7 219 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 205 (2.38%) User Experience
9 196 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 186 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 152 (1.76%) Fintech
12 124 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 111 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 107 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 102 (1.18%) Clustering
16 88 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 74 (0.86%) Mainframe
18 70 (0.81%) N-Tier
19 61 (0.71%) Taxonomies
20 57 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 738 (8.56%) Windows
2 594 (6.89%) Linux
3 313 (3.63%) Unix
4 227 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 107 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 104 (1.21%) Android
7 100 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 89 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 64 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (0.48%) Solaris
12 39 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 27 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.28%) AIX
15 21 (0.24%) CentOS
16 20 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.20%) VMS
18 14 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,426 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,498 (17.37%) TOGAF
3 1,084 (12.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 974 (11.29%) Presales
5 850 (9.85%) SOA
6 847 (9.82%) DevOps
7 837 (9.70%) Migration
8 785 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 763 (8.85%) IT Strategy
10 725 (8.40%) Analytics
11 723 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
12 706 (8.18%) Data Modelling
13 695 (8.06%) Microservices
14 682 (7.91%) SDLC
15 681 (7.89%) CRM
16 619 (7.18%) Mentoring
17 608 (7.05%) Project Management
18 553 (6.41%) Scrum
19 493 (5.72%) Data Architecture
20 472 (5.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1,462 (16.95%) Java
2 1,072 (12.43%) SQL
3 726 (8.42%) C#
4 688 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 428 (4.96%) Python
6 230 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 217 (2.52%) C++
8 204 (2.36%) PHP
9 183 (2.12%) C
10 166 (1.92%) Scala
11 150 (1.74%) Ruby
12 124 (1.44%) Perl
13 110 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 89 (1.03%) Apex Code
15 85 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 79 (0.92%) Go
17 73 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 57 (0.66%) R
19 41 (0.48%) PL/SQL
20 36 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,019 (11.81%) Degree
2 343 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
3 332 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 272 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 261 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 209 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 205 (2.38%) CISSP
8 195 (2.26%) MCSE
9 178 (2.06%) CCNP
10 147 (1.70%) CCIE
11 117 (1.36%) Master's Degree
12 115 (1.33%) CISM
13 104 (1.21%) CCNA
14 73 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 63 (0.73%) DV Cleared
16 57 (0.66%) CCDP
16 57 (0.66%) PMI Certification
17 54 (0.63%) AWS Certification
18 53 (0.61%) CISA
19 51 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (3.84%) QA
2 200 (2.32%) Data Quality
3 157 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (1.61%) GDPR
5 108 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 82 (0.95%) COBIT
7 62 (0.72%) SLA
8 61 (0.71%) GCP
9 40 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 31 (0.36%) PMO
12 29 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 23 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 19 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
15 15 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 15 (0.17%) WCAG
16 14 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
16 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 13 (0.15%) NIST 800
18 10 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 488 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 322 (3.73%) Docker
3 308 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 233 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 82 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (0.82%) XenApp
7 64 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 63 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 61 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (0.51%) vSphere
11 30 (0.35%) HDFS
12 27 (0.31%) Apache Flume
13 26 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 19 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
16 14 (0.16%) Firmware
17 13 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 11 (0.13%) NFS
20 9 (0.10%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 283 (3.28%) Puppet
2 234 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 221 (2.56%) Ansible
4 145 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 121 (1.40%) SCCM
6 78 (0.90%) Terraform
7 63 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (0.51%) Mesos
9 38 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 38 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 36 (0.42%) SCOrch
11 33 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 31 (0.36%) SCOM
13 24 (0.28%) SCVMM
14 22 (0.26%) Packer
14 22 (0.26%) Salt
15 21 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
15 21 (0.24%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,758 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 879 (10.19%) Oracle
3 675 (7.83%) SAP
4 518 (6.01%) VMware
5 466 (5.40%) Cisco
6 359 (4.16%) Google
7 322 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
8 302 (3.50%) IBM
9 216 (2.50%) Citrix
10 152 (1.76%) hybris
11 140 (1.62%) HP
12 119 (1.38%) Juniper
13 115 (1.33%) Tableau
14 112 (1.30%) F5
15 101 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 100 (1.16%) CheckPoint
17 96 (1.11%) TIBCO
18 92 (1.07%) NetApp
19 83 (0.96%) EMC
20 80 (0.93%) Informatica