Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 40 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 6,446 8,325 9,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.50% 5.62% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 5.86% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,135 6,466 7,797
Median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 -2 5,918 £80,000 +3.23% 748
UK excluding London +7 3,212 £70,000 - 498
London -9 2,848 £85,000 - 284
South East +20 1,196 £75,000 +3.45% 150
North of England +9 673 £70,000 - 117
Work from Home -11 559 £77,500 +3.33% 87
Midlands -18 488 £71,000 +5.19% 77
North West +18 369 £70,000 - 70
East of England +30 359 £77,500 +3.33% 76
West Midlands -22 330 £70,000 +3.70% 53
South West -6 305 £65,000 -3.70% 46
Yorkshire +17 240 £65,000 - 41
Scotland -18 158 £67,500 +3.79% 17
East Midlands +15 154 £80,000 +18.52% 23
North East -5 65 £62,500 -10.71% 6
Wales -32 45 £57,500 +4.09% 16
Northern Ireland -3 5 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 2,202 (34.16%) Azure
2 1,880 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1,635 (25.36%) AWS
4 1,582 (24.54%) Finance
5 1,339 (20.77%) Microsoft
6 900 (13.96%) Java
7 891 (13.82%) TOGAF
8 874 (13.56%) DevOps
9 798 (12.38%) Migration
10 743 (11.53%) .NET
11 722 (11.20%) SQL
12 719 (11.15%) Analytics
13 701 (10.87%) Presales
14 675 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
15 646 (10.02%) PaaS
16 607 (9.42%) Microservices
17 552 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
17 552 (8.56%) SaaS
18 550 (8.53%) IT Strategy
19 545 (8.45%) Degree
20 542 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 534 (8.28%) C#
22 530 (8.22%) Python
23 517 (8.02%) Technical Architecture
24 516 (8.00%) GCP
25 512 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
26 510 (7.91%) SQL Server
27 491 (7.62%) Windows
28 476 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
29 475 (7.37%) Oracle

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
1 248 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 191 (2.96%) Apache Spark
3 102 (1.58%) Skype for Business
4 91 (1.41%) CMS
5 84 (1.30%) Confluence
6 83 (1.29%) IIS
7 80 (1.24%) Apache
8 75 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 67 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 65 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 53 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 43 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 40 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 38 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
15 35 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 33 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.48%) WebLogic
18 30 (0.47%) NetWeaver
19 27 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
20 22 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 103 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 14 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.12%) ProjectWise
7 3 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.047%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 114 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 45 (0.70%) Markit EDM
5 39 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
6 36 (0.56%) SAP CRM
7 33 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 32 (0.50%) NetSuite
9 26 (0.40%) SAP CO
9 26 (0.40%) SAP FI
9 26 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
10 23 (0.36%) SAP ERP
10 23 (0.36%) SAP MM
10 23 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 21 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
12 19 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
13 18 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
14 14 (0.22%) SAP SCM
15 12 (0.19%) Primavera
16 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2,202 (34.16%) Azure
2 1,635 (25.36%) AWS
3 646 (10.02%) PaaS
4 552 (8.56%) SaaS
5 516 (8.00%) GCP
6 475 (7.37%) IaaS
7 441 (6.84%) Office 365
8 222 (3.44%) Power Platform
9 198 (3.07%) Serverless
10 196 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
11 181 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
12 163 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 118 (1.83%) OpenShift
14 111 (1.72%) Amazon S3
15 91 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 86 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
17 83 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
18 65 (1.01%) Boomi
19 64 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
20 54 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 320 (4.96%) Firewall
2 180 (2.79%) WAN
3 145 (2.25%) Network Security
4 131 (2.03%) VPN
5 130 (2.02%) LAN
6 111 (1.72%) DNS
7 104 (1.61%) SAN
8 91 (1.41%) Internet
9 79 (1.23%) Skype
10 75 (1.16%) Wireless
11 73 (1.13%) MPLS
12 58 (0.90%) TCP/IP
13 56 (0.87%) HTTP
14 46 (0.71%) BGP
15 45 (0.70%) DHCP
16 40 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
17 39 (0.61%) Unified Communications
18 37 (0.57%) VoIP
19 34 (0.53%) OSPF
20 33 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 423 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 412 (6.39%) Big Data
4 244 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 204 (3.16%) Power BI
6 197 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 194 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 160 (2.48%) Data Lake
9 134 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
10 130 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 119 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 101 (1.57%) Snowflake Schema
13 93 (1.44%) MongoDB
14 89 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 88 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
15 88 (1.37%) RDBMS
16 83 (1.29%) Apache Hive
17 75 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
18 72 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 67 (1.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 161 (2.50%) JIRA
2 148 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 137 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 83 (1.29%) Visual Studio
5 56 (0.87%) Maven
6 51 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (0.64%) gulp
8 39 (0.61%) Artifactory
9 38 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 37 (0.57%) Grunt
11 33 (0.51%) Selenium
12 30 (0.47%) ERwin
13 29 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 28 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (0.36%) Bitbucket
15 23 (0.36%) webpack
16 22 (0.34%) SonarQube
17 15 (0.23%) LSMW
17 15 (0.23%) RStudio
General
1 1,582 (24.54%) Finance
2 401 (6.22%) Retail
3 380 (5.90%) Banking
4 238 (3.69%) Public Sector
5 223 (3.46%) Marketing
6 168 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 131 (2.03%) Front Office
8 120 (1.86%) Legal
9 109 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 79 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 55 (0.85%) Advertising
12 53 (0.82%) Law
13 39 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 37 (0.57%) Games
15 36 (0.56%) Military
16 34 (0.53%) Automotive
17 32 (0.50%) Publishing
18 27 (0.42%) Back Office
19 24 (0.37%) Aerospace
20 21 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 743 (11.53%) .NET
2 426 (6.61%) Web Services
3 246 (3.82%) AngularJS
4 231 (3.58%) Node.js
5 207 (3.21%) Kafka
6 201 (3.12%) REST
7 200 (3.10%) Middleware
8 199 (3.09%) HTML
9 191 (2.96%) React
10 156 (2.42%) CSS
11 129 (2.00%) ASP.NET
12 124 (1.92%) RESTful
13 116 (1.80%) .NET Core
14 115 (1.78%) Spring
15 112 (1.74%) SOAP
16 106 (1.64%) XML
17 96 (1.49%) J2EE
18 91 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 80 (1.24%) JSON
20 71 (1.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 552 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 428 (6.64%) Public Cloud
3 389 (6.03%) Data Centre
4 293 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 235 (3.65%) Cloud Native
6 215 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
7 191 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 165 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 158 (2.45%) User Experience
10 141 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
11 124 (1.92%) Virtual Team
12 113 (1.75%) Algorithms
13 111 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 105 (1.63%) Fixed Income
15 102 (1.58%) Blog
16 90 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 88 (1.37%) Equities
17 88 (1.37%) Hedge funds
18 79 (1.23%) Private Cloud
19 73 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 491 (7.62%) Windows
2 380 (5.90%) Linux
3 167 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 121 (1.88%) Unix
5 110 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 59 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.29%) Android
10 17 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.23%) AIX
11 15 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
13 11 (0.17%) VMS
14 10 (0.16%) Solaris
15 8 (0.12%) CentOS
16 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.078%) Debian
17 5 (0.078%) zOS
18 4 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,880 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 891 (13.82%) TOGAF
3 874 (13.56%) DevOps
4 798 (12.38%) Migration
5 719 (11.15%) Analytics
6 701 (10.87%) Presales
7 675 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
8 607 (9.42%) Microservices
9 550 (8.53%) IT Strategy
10 542 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 517 (8.02%) Technical Architecture
12 512 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
13 476 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
14 458 (7.11%) Data Modelling
15 442 (6.86%) Technical Leadership
16 438 (6.79%) Technology Roadmap
17 426 (6.61%) Mentoring
18 424 (6.58%) Data Architecture
19 387 (6.00%) Project Delivery
20 381 (5.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 900 (13.96%) Java
2 722 (11.20%) SQL
3 534 (8.28%) C#
4 530 (8.22%) Python
5 453 (7.03%) JavaScript
6 175 (2.71%) C++
7 170 (2.64%) C
8 164 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 99 (1.54%) Scala
10 96 (1.49%) R
11 89 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 80 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 45 (0.70%) Perl
14 44 (0.68%) PHP
14 44 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 35 (0.54%) Apex Code
15 35 (0.54%) Ruby
16 32 (0.50%) TypeScript
17 31 (0.48%) Go
18 29 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 545 (8.45%) Degree
2 390 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 267 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 213 (3.30%) TOGAF Certification
5 201 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 154 (2.39%) CISSP
8 113 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 108 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 90 (1.40%) AWS Certification
11 88 (1.37%) CCIE
12 86 (1.33%) MCSE
13 80 (1.24%) CISM
14 72 (1.12%) Master's Degree
15 70 (1.09%) CCNP
16 62 (0.96%) PhD
17 59 (0.92%) CCNA
18 49 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
19 39 (0.61%) MCSA
20 36 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.44%) QA
2 168 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 144 (2.23%) Data Quality
4 136 (2.11%) GDPR
5 106 (1.64%) PCI DSS
6 66 (1.02%) COBIT
7 65 (1.01%) NIST
8 64 (0.99%) JSP 440
9 51 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 41 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.47%) SLA
12 24 (0.37%) NIST 800
13 21 (0.33%) NCSC
14 17 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 15 (0.23%) PMO
16 14 (0.22%) RMADS
16 14 (0.22%) SEPA
17 11 (0.17%) ISO 20022
18 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 9 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 360 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 313 (4.86%) Docker
3 221 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (0.51%) XenApp
8 30 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.45%) HDFS
10 27 (0.42%) vSphere
11 26 (0.40%) VMware NSX
12 23 (0.36%) Apache Flume
13 22 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 19 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (0.28%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.17%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.14%) RACF
18 7 (0.11%) Firmware
18 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 303 (4.70%) Kubernetes
2 184 (2.85%) Terraform
3 182 (2.82%) SCCM
4 169 (2.62%) Ansible
5 136 (2.11%) Puppet
6 115 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 102 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 39 (0.61%) WSUS
9 27 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (0.36%) Oozie
11 22 (0.34%) vRealize
12 19 (0.29%) Salt
13 18 (0.28%) Packer
14 17 (0.26%) SCOM
15 13 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
16 12 (0.19%) Mesos
17 10 (0.16%) Kibana
17 10 (0.16%) SCVMM
17 10 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,339 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 475 (7.37%) Oracle
3 420 (6.52%) VMware
4 414 (6.42%) SAP
5 384 (5.96%) Google
6 289 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
7 264 (4.10%) Cisco
8 205 (3.18%) Citrix
8 205 (3.18%) IBM
9 122 (1.89%) MuleSoft
10 117 (1.82%) Tableau
11 102 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 98 (1.52%) Informatica
13 93 (1.44%) Juniper
14 88 (1.37%) Dell
15 80 (1.24%) Databricks
16 79 (1.23%) Adobe
17 62 (0.96%) HP
18 49 (0.76%) Meraki
19 48 (0.74%) Talend