Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Architect was £70,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

IT Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 925 912 943
Rank change year-on-year -13 +31 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Architect 238 268 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 146 199 280
UK median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.71% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £99,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £64,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year -0.39% +0.39% +15.91%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Architect over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Architect in the UK

IT Architect
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 -6 226 £72,500 - 24
London +29 129 £76,000 -5.00% 7
UK excluding London -39 104 £63,750 -0.39% 17
South East +18 48 £65,000 -10.34% 5
North of England +18 20 £56,500 -19.29% 6
South West +2 13 £40,223 -38.12%
Yorkshire +23 12 £56,500 -16.30%
Midlands +7 12 £67,500 +22.73% 5
West Midlands +2 10 £67,500 +22.73% 4
East of England -10 8 £52,750 -15.60% 1
North West -5 7 £70,000 -46.15% 4
Wales +8 3 £52,500 +35.09%
East Midlands +27 1 - - 1
Scotland -40 1 £53,500 -8.94%
North East - 1 £50,000 - 2

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT 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 IT Architect in the job title.

1 85 (35.71%) Finance
2 83 (34.87%) TOGAF
3 55 (23.11%) IT Strategy
4 54 (22.69%) Degree
5 49 (20.59%) Data Modelling
6 45 (18.91%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (18.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 43 (18.07%) Security Architecture
9 42 (17.65%) Banking
10 39 (16.39%) SQL
10 39 (16.39%) Web Services
11 38 (15.97%) UML
12 36 (15.13%) Microsoft
12 36 (15.13%) JSON
12 36 (15.13%) BPMN
13 34 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (13.87%) Asset Management
14 33 (13.87%) HTTP
14 33 (13.87%) TCP/IP
15 32 (13.45%) ITIL
16 31 (13.03%) Firewall
16 31 (13.03%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (12.61%) Investment Banking
18 29 (12.18%) Wealth Management
18 29 (12.18%) Retail Banking
18 29 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
18 29 (12.18%) Relational Database
19 28 (11.76%) Data Structures
19 28 (11.76%) Algorithms
19 28 (11.76%) Reference Data

IT 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 10 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.52%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.10%) Apache
3 5 (2.10%) nginx
4 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.84%) Liferay
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.26%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Magento
4 1 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.88%) SaaS
4 11 (4.62%) PaaS
5 9 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.78%) IaaS
6 5 (2.10%) Office 365
7 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.87%) HTTP
1 33 (13.87%) TCP/IP
2 31 (13.03%) Firewall
3 28 (11.76%) SSL
4 19 (7.98%) WAN
5 14 (5.88%) LAN
6 12 (5.04%) SAN
7 11 (4.62%) Wireless
8 10 (4.20%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.78%) Network Security
10 6 (2.52%) Ethernet
10 6 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (2.52%) Internet
10 6 (2.52%) NAS
11 4 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.26%) VPN
13 2 (0.84%) MPLS
13 2 (0.84%) VLAN
14 1 (0.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.91%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (12.18%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.30%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.04%) Big Data
5 9 (3.78%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.42%) MySQL
9 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
General
1 85 (35.71%) Finance
2 42 (17.65%) Banking
3 30 (12.61%) Investment Banking
4 29 (12.18%) Retail Banking
5 15 (6.30%) Retail
6 14 (5.88%) Legal
7 11 (4.62%) Marketing
8 9 (3.78%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.94%) Electronics
10 6 (2.52%) Law
11 5 (2.10%) Back Office
11 5 (2.10%) Front Office
12 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.42%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.39%) Web Services
2 36 (15.13%) JSON
3 28 (11.76%) XML
4 14 (5.88%) Middleware
5 9 (3.78%) Java EE
5 9 (3.78%) MDX
6 7 (2.94%) REST
7 6 (2.52%) HTML
7 6 (2.52%) SOAP
7 6 (2.52%) WSDL
7 6 (2.52%) XSD
8 5 (2.10%) HTML5
8 5 (2.10%) JMS
8 5 (2.10%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.26%) CSS
9 3 (1.26%) J2EE
10 2 (0.84%) .NET
10 2 (0.84%) LDAP
10 2 (0.84%) Node.js
11 1 (0.42%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.03%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 28 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 28 (11.76%) Reference Data
3 27 (11.34%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.52%) Equities
7 6 (2.52%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.52%) PKI
8 5 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.10%) NHS
9 4 (1.68%) BYOD
9 4 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) Fintech
10 3 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.40%) Windows
2 14 (5.88%) Linux
3 13 (5.46%) Unix
4 7 (2.94%) AIX
5 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.87%) TOGAF
2 55 (23.11%) IT Strategy
3 49 (20.59%) Data Modelling
4 44 (18.49%) Enterprise Architecture
5 43 (18.07%) Security Architecture
6 38 (15.97%) UML
7 36 (15.13%) BPMN
8 33 (13.87%) Asset Management
9 32 (13.45%) ITIL
10 29 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
10 29 (12.18%) Wealth Management
11 28 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (11.76%) OO
11 28 (11.76%) OOD
12 26 (10.92%) Migration
13 25 (10.50%) Information Security
14 24 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (9.66%) Project Management
15 23 (9.66%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.39%) SQL
2 21 (8.82%) Java
3 5 (2.10%) C
3 5 (2.10%) Python
4 2 (0.84%) C#
4 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (22.69%) Degree
2 19 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (7.98%) CISSP
3 16 (6.72%) MCSE
3 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.04%) CCNP
4 12 (5.04%) CISM
5 11 (4.62%) CEH
5 11 (4.62%) CISA
5 11 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (4.62%) SANS
6 9 (3.78%) MBA
7 8 (3.36%) CISMP
8 6 (2.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.10%) CCNA
10 4 (1.68%) CCSP
11 3 (1.26%) CCIE
11 3 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.20%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.78%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.52%) QA
5 5 (2.10%) COBIT
6 3 (1.26%) SLA
7 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.84%) GDPR
7 2 (0.84%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.42%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) Terraform
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.76%) GoldenSource
3 25 (10.50%) Cisco
4 22 (9.24%) Oracle
5 20 (8.40%) VMware
6 13 (5.46%) MobileIron
7 11 (4.62%) Meraki
8 9 (3.78%) Cognos
8 9 (3.78%) IBM
8 9 (3.78%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.78%) Tableau
9 7 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.52%) F5
10 6 (2.52%) HP
10 6 (2.52%) Nokia
11 5 (2.10%) Remedy
11 5 (2.10%) SAP
12 4 (1.68%) Google
13 3 (1.26%) Juniper
13 3 (1.26%) Siebel