Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Architecture was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 978 1089 1118
Rank change year-on-year +111 +29 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 199 133 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.073% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 90 118 147
UK median annual salary £85,000 £100,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £66,225 £84,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £125,000 £137,500 £127,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £97,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -17.95% +34.48% -14.71%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 13 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 6 months to 18 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 +85 189 £87,500 -12.50% 4
London +54 119 £110,000 - 2
UK excluding London +72 78 £80,000 -17.95% 2
North of England +17 36 £80,000 -20.00%
North West -3 22 £80,000 -23.81%
South East +34 16 £82,500 -13.16%
Midlands +28 14 £71,250 -22.97% 2
Yorkshire +27 14 £82,500 -17.50%
West Midlands +19 14 £71,250 -22.97% 2
Wales - 5 £57,500 -
Scotland -7 3 £97,500 -
South West -17 2 £132,500 +47.22%
East of England - 2 £98,750 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 119 (59.80%) IT Strategy
2 112 (56.28%) Finance
3 98 (49.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 96 (48.24%) Banking
5 84 (42.21%) Degree
6 79 (39.70%) TOGAF
7 76 (38.19%) Retail Banking
8 70 (35.18%) Wealth Management
8 70 (35.18%) Asset Management
8 70 (35.18%) Investment Banking
9 51 (25.63%) Management Information System
10 49 (24.62%) Computer Science
11 48 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (19.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (19.60%) SDLC
13 38 (19.10%) Analytical Thinking
14 36 (18.09%) IT Governance
14 36 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (16.58%) R
16 17 (8.54%) Security Architecture
16 17 (8.54%) Java
17 16 (8.04%) Software Engineering
17 16 (8.04%) Data Architecture
17 16 (8.04%) Microservices
18 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (6.53%) DevOps
18 13 (6.53%) Retail
18 13 (6.53%) Information Security
18 13 (6.53%) SOA
19 12 (6.03%) Scrum

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 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.01%) SAS
2 1 (0.50%) CMS
2 1 (0.50%) DataSynapse
2 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) SAP EWM
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.51%) IaaS
3 3 (1.51%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) Datadog
5 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.02%) Firewall
2 5 (2.51%) NAS
2 5 (2.51%) SAN
3 4 (2.01%) Network Security
4 3 (1.51%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.51%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.50%) LAN
5 1 (0.50%) Skype
5 1 (0.50%) VLAN
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.53%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.02%) Big Data
3 7 (3.52%) Looker
4 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.51%) GIS
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) OLAP
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 112 (56.28%) Finance
2 96 (48.24%) Banking
3 76 (38.19%) Retail Banking
4 70 (35.18%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.53%) Retail
6 6 (3.02%) Marketing
7 4 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) .NET
2 6 (3.02%) Node.js
3 5 (2.51%) Java EE
3 5 (2.51%) React
4 4 (2.01%) Middleware
5 2 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.63%) Management Information System
2 49 (24.62%) Computer Science
3 48 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.02%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.51%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.51%) Fintech
7 3 (1.51%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.01%) EPoS
8 2 (1.01%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.01%) PMI
9 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.02%) Linux
2 3 (1.51%) Kali Linux
2 3 (1.51%) Unix
3 2 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (59.80%) IT Strategy
2 98 (49.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 79 (39.70%) TOGAF
4 70 (35.18%) Asset Management
4 70 (35.18%) Wealth Management
5 39 (19.60%) SDLC
6 38 (19.10%) Analytical Thinking
7 36 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (18.09%) IT Governance
8 17 (8.54%) Security Architecture
9 16 (8.04%) Data Architecture
9 16 (8.04%) Microservices
9 16 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 13 (6.53%) DevOps
10 13 (6.53%) Information Security
10 13 (6.53%) SOA
11 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.03%) Scrum
11 12 (6.03%) Validation
12 11 (5.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.58%) R
2 17 (8.54%) Java
3 10 (5.03%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) SQL
5 6 (3.02%) Perl
6 5 (2.51%) C#
7 2 (1.01%) C
7 2 (1.01%) C++
7 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.50%) Go
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (42.21%) Degree
2 39 (19.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.53%) CISSP
4 5 (2.51%) ISSEP
5 4 (2.01%) CISA
5 4 (2.01%) CISM
5 4 (2.01%) CITP
5 4 (2.01%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.51%) CGEIT
6 3 (1.51%) ISSAP
7 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.01%) MCITP
7 2 (1.01%) MCSE
7 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) GISF
8 1 (0.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.51%) NIST 800
2 4 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) SEPA
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.51%) Docker
3 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) HP Fortify
1 5 (2.51%) Nessus
2 2 (1.01%) Ansible
2 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Salt
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (4.02%) SAP
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.51%) HP
4 5 (2.51%) JDA
4 5 (2.51%) NetApp
4 5 (2.51%) RedPrairie
4 5 (2.51%) Veracode
5 4 (2.01%) Epicor
5 4 (2.01%) QAD
5 4 (2.01%) webMethods
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco
6 2 (1.01%) Teradata
6 2 (1.01%) Workday
7 1 (0.50%) Cadence
7 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.50%) Google
7 1 (0.50%) Informatica
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.50%) Sitecore