Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Chief Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1117 1179 1217
Rank change year-on-year +62 +38 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Chief Architect 65 46 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.025% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 55 34 72
UK median annual salary £90,000 £95,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - -7.32%
10th Percentile £75,000 £73,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £105,500 £118,500 £150,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £83,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 12 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +36 60 £90,000 -5.26% 1
UK excluding London +57 40 £85,000 +2.41% 1
London 0 24 £95,000 -2.56%
Midlands +41 13 £85,000 +9.68%
West Midlands +14 13 £85,000 +9.68%
North of England -1 11 £85,000 +17.24%
North West - 7 £85,000 -
South East +38 6 £112,500 +35.54% 1
East of England - 6 £85,000 -
Yorkshire +23 4 £86,250 -
Channel Islands - 4 £83,903 -
South West +12 2 £90,000 -7.69%

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (33.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 16 (24.62%) IT Strategy
6 14 (21.54%) Coaching
7 12 (18.46%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (18.46%) Java
8 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
8 11 (16.92%) SaaS
8 11 (16.92%) DevOps
9 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (13.85%) Open Source
11 8 (12.31%) .NET
11 8 (12.31%) Apache
11 8 (12.31%) Data Modelling
12 7 (10.77%) iPad
12 7 (10.77%) Microservices
12 7 (10.77%) SOA
12 7 (10.77%) C#
12 7 (10.77%) Scrum
12 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
13 6 (9.23%) Degree
13 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
13 6 (9.23%) Retail
13 6 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
13 6 (9.23%) MVC
13 6 (9.23%) Finance
13 6 (9.23%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 8 (12.31%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) SaaS
2 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) PaaS
4 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.08%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.54%) GitHub
6 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.54%) IaaS
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
1 3 (4.62%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) Broadband
2 2 (3.08%) BT 21CN
2 2 (3.08%) IPstream
2 2 (3.08%) LLU
3 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (6.15%) Big Data
1 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.54%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) HBase
2 1 (1.54%) Mahout
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) OLTP
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.54%) AppVeyor
3 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
1 6 (9.23%) Retail
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) Kafka
3 5 (7.69%) Spring
4 4 (6.15%) Node.js
5 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.62%) LAMP
5 3 (4.62%) React
5 3 (4.62%) Web Services
5 3 (4.62%) XML
5 3 (4.62%) XSLT
6 2 (3.08%) Express
6 2 (3.08%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) Samza
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) Java EE
7 1 (1.54%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) iPad
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.62%) Fintech
4 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.08%) Frameworx
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) PDA
6 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (33.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 16 (24.62%) IT Strategy
6 14 (21.54%) Coaching
7 12 (18.46%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (16.92%) DevOps
8 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.85%) Open Source
10 8 (12.31%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.77%) Microservices
11 7 (10.77%) Scrum
11 7 (10.77%) SOA
11 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
12 6 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (9.23%) MVC
12 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
12 6 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) PHP
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) CEH
2 3 (4.62%) CISM
2 3 (4.62%) CISSP
2 3 (4.62%) CREST Certified
2 3 (4.62%) GIAC
3 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.62%) NIST 800
1 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) vCloud
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Casewise
1 3 (4.62%) SAP
2 2 (3.08%) Google
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) VMware