The median annual salary for a Chief Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Chief Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 900 934
Rank change year-on-year +48 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Architect 37 40 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.041% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.042% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 45
UK median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
10th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £76,500
90th Percentile £131,000 £136,000 £150,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £81,250
% change year-on-year +3.22% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Chief Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Chief Architect.

Salary trend for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Architect over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 36 £90,000 - 2
London +34 27 £90,000 -7.69% 1
UK excluding London +16 10 £80,000 +3.22% 1
Midlands +13 5 £75,000 -3.22% 1
South East +41 3 £90,000 +9.09%
South West -2 1 - -
Wales - 1 £85,000 -

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Chief 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 Chief Architect in the job title.

1 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 25 (29.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (22.62%) IT Strategy
5 17 (20.24%) Mentoring
5 17 (20.24%) .NET
6 14 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
8 12 (14.29%) Finance
8 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 12 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 12 (14.29%) Degree
9 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.90%) Java
10 10 (11.90%) SOA
10 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (11.90%) DevOps
11 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
11 9 (10.71%) MySQL
11 9 (10.71%) Migration
12 8 (9.52%) Scrum
12 8 (9.52%) Change Management
12 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
13 7 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (8.33%) MariaDB
13 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.33%) SQL

Chief 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 5 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.76%) Apache
2 4 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (7.14%) SaaS
5 5 (5.95%) IaaS
5 5 (5.95%) PaaS
6 4 (4.76%) Bluemix
6 4 (4.76%) Google App Engine
6 4 (4.76%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.19%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.19%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) MVNO
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) IPsec
2 1 (1.19%) Network Security
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
2 1 (1.19%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) MySQL
2 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.33%) MariaDB
4 6 (7.14%) Big Data
5 5 (5.95%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.57%) OLTP
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.57%) Automotive
4 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Advertising
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Games
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.76%) Kafka
3 4 (4.76%) React
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 4 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (3.57%) Java EE
4 3 (3.57%) Node.js
4 3 (3.57%) REST
4 3 (3.57%) RESTful
5 2 (2.38%) LAMP
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) XSLT
6 1 (1.19%) COM
6 1 (1.19%) J2EE
6 1 (1.19%) LINQ
6 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) User Experience
5 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.38%) Fintech
6 2 (2.38%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 19 (22.62%) IT Strategy
4 17 (20.24%) Mentoring
5 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 12 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.90%) DevOps
7 10 (11.90%) SOA
8 9 (10.71%) Migration
9 8 (9.52%) Change Management
9 8 (9.52%) Scrum
10 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.33%) System Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.14%) MVC
11 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) Java
2 7 (8.33%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) C#
3 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) PHP
5 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) Clojure
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.19%) CCDP
3 1 (1.19%) CCIE
3 1 (1.19%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (1.19%) CCNP
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) COBIT
1 2 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Google
3 4 (4.76%) IBM
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe
5 1 (1.19%) Casewise
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco
5 1 (1.19%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.19%) Juniper
5 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) webMethods
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