The median annual salary for a Chief Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 916 945
Rank change year-on-year +106 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Architect 48 38 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.037% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.038% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 33
Median salary £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,200 £72,500
10% offered a salary of more than £125,000 £100,000 £102,000
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Chief Architect in the job title.

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 22 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 28 March 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 +113 45 £90,000 - 7
London +84 26 £90,000 +9.09% 6
South East +59 12 £97,500 +13.04%
West Midlands +43 4 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +20 4 £125,000 +61.29%
Surrey - 4 £105,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £95,000 - 1
Berkshire +40 2 £80,000 -15.78%
City of London +35 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 £100,000 -
Slough - 2 £80,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £90,000 -
North West - 2 £100,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £70,000 -
Coventry - 2 £85,000 - 1
Yorkshire +30 1 - -
West Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Scotland +25 1 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -
West End of London - 1 £90,000 -
Fareham - 1 £80,000 -
Chertsey - 1 £105,000 -

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 26 (34.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 24 (32.00%) IT Strategy
3 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.33%) .NET
4 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (18.67%) Finance
7 13 (17.33%) TOGAF
7 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
8 12 (16.00%) SOA
8 12 (16.00%) Release Management
8 12 (16.00%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (14.67%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (14.67%) Java
10 10 (13.33%) DevOps
10 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.67%) Open Source
11 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
11 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (9.33%) NoSQL
12 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
12 7 (9.33%) Analytics
12 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
12 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.33%) Scrum
13 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.00%) 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 4 (5.33%) Apache
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.67%) SaaS
4 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (2.67%) PaaS
6 1 (1.33%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Network Security
2 3 (4.00%) Wireless
3 2 (2.67%) BGP
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.67%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.67%) MPLS
3 2 (2.67%) MVNO
3 2 (2.67%) OSPF
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.33%) Big Data
3 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.67%) Kafka
4 4 (5.33%) RESTful
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
5 3 (4.00%) Node.js
5 3 (4.00%) REST
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.67%) J2EE
6 2 (2.67%) Middleware
6 2 (2.67%) React
6 2 (2.67%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.33%) COM
7 1 (1.33%) LINQ
7 1 (1.33%) WCF
7 1 (1.33%) WF
7 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Linux
1 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 24 (32.00%) IT Strategy
3 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.33%) TOGAF
5 12 (16.00%) Customer Engagement
5 12 (16.00%) Release Management
5 12 (16.00%) SOA
6 11 (14.67%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (13.33%) DevOps
7 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.67%) Open Source
9 7 (9.33%) Analytics
9 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.33%) Scrum
9 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.67%) People Management
12 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Java
2 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.00%) SQL
4 3 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) Clojure
4 3 (4.00%) Ruby
4 3 (4.00%) Scala
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) CCDP
2 3 (4.00%) CCIE
2 3 (4.00%) CCNP
2 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.00%) JNCIA
2 3 (4.00%) JNCIS
3 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) COBIT
1 2 (2.67%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Cisco
3 3 (4.00%) IBM
3 3 (4.00%) Juniper
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) webMethods
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