The median annual salary for a Head of Architecture was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Head of Architecture
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 866 927
Rank change year-on-year +80 +61  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 88 67 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.069% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.072% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 46
Median salary £90,000 £105,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,250 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £124,500 £132,500
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £95,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Architecture.

Salary trend for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +56 83 £90,000 -14.28% 3
London +32 38 £110,000 - 3
Yorkshire +8 25 £90,000 -5.26%
West Yorkshire +16 11 £85,000 -
Leeds +10 9 £85,000 -
South East +67 8 £90,000 -13.25%
West Midlands +18 5 - -
Coventry - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £100,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £100,000 -
City of London +28 3 £107,500 -20.37% 1
Scotland +6 3 £97,500 - 1
South West -12 3 £135,000 +35.00%
North Yorkshire - 3 £90,000 -
York - 3 £90,000 -
Kent +9 2 £82,500 -26.66%
East of England +2 2 £85,000 -13.92%
South Yorkshire -9 2 £90,000 -5.26%
Manchester -33 2 - -
North West -39 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 £90,000 -
Doncaster - 2 £90,000 -
Wales - 2 £69,000 -
Hull - 2 £90,000 -
Bedfordshire +23 1 - -
Edinburgh -6 1 £97,500 -
Gloucestershire -8 1 £115,000 -4.16%
South Wales - 1 £80,000 -
West Wales - 1 £58,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 66 (43.42%) Enterprise Architecture
1 66 (43.42%) IT Strategy
2 39 (25.66%) Finance
3 29 (19.08%) Retail
4 25 (16.45%) Banking
4 25 (16.45%) Technical Architecture
5 24 (15.79%) Degree
6 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (15.13%) SOA
7 22 (14.47%) Retail Banking
7 22 (14.47%) TOGAF
8 21 (13.82%) SDLC
9 19 (12.50%) IT Governance
10 18 (11.84%) Investment Banking
10 18 (11.84%) Wealth Management
10 18 (11.84%) Asset Management
11 17 (11.18%) R
12 15 (9.87%) PRINCE2
13 14 (9.21%) SAP
14 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.55%) Security Architecture
15 12 (7.89%) Validation
15 12 (7.89%) Information Security
16 11 (7.24%) Logistics
16 11 (7.24%) Data Architecture
17 10 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (6.58%) Marketing
17 10 (6.58%) Oracle
17 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
17 10 (6.58%) Project Management

Head of Architecture 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 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.66%) CMS
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) SAP EWM
2 4 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.63%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.66%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Firewall
2 6 (3.95%) Network Security
3 4 (2.63%) NAS
3 4 (2.63%) SAN
4 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.97%) Internet
4 3 (1.97%) LAN
4 3 (1.97%) WAN
5 2 (1.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.66%) Broadband
6 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.66%) LDAP
6 1 (0.66%) MPLS
6 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.66%) VoIP
6 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) Big Data
2 5 (3.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.63%) GIS
3 4 (2.63%) Looker
4 2 (1.32%) OLAP
5 1 (0.66%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 39 (25.66%) Finance
2 29 (19.08%) Retail
3 25 (16.45%) Banking
4 22 (14.47%) Retail Banking
5 18 (11.84%) Investment Banking
6 10 (6.58%) Marketing
7 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) German Language
8 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.66%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.66%) Kafka
3 1 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.97%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) STB
8 1 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.63%) Linux
2 3 (1.97%) Kali Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Windows
4 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (43.42%) Enterprise Architecture
1 66 (43.42%) IT Strategy
2 25 (16.45%) Technical Architecture
3 23 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.13%) SOA
4 22 (14.47%) TOGAF
5 21 (13.82%) SDLC
6 19 (12.50%) IT Governance
7 18 (11.84%) Asset Management
7 18 (11.84%) Wealth Management
8 15 (9.87%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.55%) Security Architecture
9 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.89%) Information Security
10 12 (7.89%) Validation
11 11 (7.24%) Data Architecture
11 11 (7.24%) Logistics
12 10 (6.58%) Project Management
13 9 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.18%) R
2 7 (4.61%) Python
3 6 (3.95%) C
4 4 (2.63%) Java
4 4 (2.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.32%) ABAP
5 2 (1.32%) SQL
6 1 (0.66%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.66%) C++
6 1 (0.66%) Go
6 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (15.79%) Degree
2 6 (3.95%) CISSP
2 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.63%) ISSEP
4 3 (1.97%) CLAS
4 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) MCSD
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CISA
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.66%) GIAC
6 1 (0.66%) GISF
6 1 (0.66%) GSEC
6 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.63%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) GCP
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) HP Fortify
1 4 (2.63%) Nessus
2 2 (1.32%) SCOM
3 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (9.21%) SAP
2 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle
3 6 (3.95%) NetApp
4 5 (3.29%) JDA
4 5 (3.29%) RedPrairie
5 4 (2.63%) Epicor
5 4 (2.63%) HP
5 4 (2.63%) QAD
5 4 (2.63%) Veracode
6 2 (1.32%) Brocade
6 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Juniper
6 2 (1.32%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (0.66%) comScore
7 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
London
UBS
Posted: 10 days ago
Scotland
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £115000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Healthcare
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £100000 - £125000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago