Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

Technical Architect
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 407 406 398
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,255 1,285 1,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.74% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.76% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1,021 1,348
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% +4.17%

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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 -13 1,121 £75,000 - 160
UK excluding London -9 610 £65,000 -3.70% 95
London -15 555 £80,000 - 78
South East +45 201 £65,000 -3.70% 20
North of England +31 155 £63,750 -8.93% 33
Midlands -31 88 £72,500 +3.57% 12
North West -3 78 £62,500 -10.71% 22
Yorkshire +34 63 £67,500 +12.50% 10
West Midlands +18 60 £70,000 +3.70% 6
South West -29 57 £67,500 -15.63% 8
East of England -24 47 £67,500 +3.85% 9
Scotland -22 45 £58,750 +2.17% 10
East Midlands -46 27 £75,000 +7.14% 5
Northern Ireland -14 15 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North East -9 14 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Wales +3 6 £50,000 +2.04% 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Technical Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 490 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (27.89%) Java
2 350 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 288 (22.95%) Finance
4 286 (22.79%) .NET
5 277 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 232 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
7 211 (16.81%) Degree
8 207 (16.49%) Presales
9 201 (16.02%) SQL
10 195 (15.54%) C#
11 179 (14.26%) JavaScript
11 179 (14.26%) Windows
12 162 (12.91%) Technical Architecture
13 159 (12.67%) Microservices
14 157 (12.51%) Oracle
15 156 (12.43%) SQL Server
16 154 (12.27%) Active Directory
17 147 (11.71%) Big Data
18 146 (11.63%) SOA
19 144 (11.47%) Migration
20 141 (11.24%) Scrum
21 137 (10.92%) DevOps
22 135 (10.76%) Mentoring
23 127 (10.12%) VMware
24 125 (9.96%) HTML
25 123 (9.80%) TDD
26 120 (9.56%) NoSQL
27 119 (9.48%) AngularJS
28 117 (9.32%) SDLC

Technical 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 68 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (1.99%) SAS
6 25 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 23 (1.83%) Apache
7 23 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 17 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.27%) JBoss
10 14 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.04%) IIS
12 12 (0.96%) CMS
12 12 (0.96%) Jetty
13 11 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 38 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.48%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.080%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.080%) Magento
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.080%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 277 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (7.97%) SaaS
4 98 (7.81%) Office 365
5 68 (5.42%) PaaS
6 64 (5.10%) IaaS
7 50 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
9 33 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.43%) Serverless
11 17 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (1.35%) npm
12 12 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.96%) iPaaS
13 8 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.64%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.56%) Force.com
15 6 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.30%) Wireless
2 50 (3.98%) HTTP
2 50 (3.98%) NetScaler
3 47 (3.75%) Firewall
4 44 (3.51%) WAN
5 40 (3.19%) SAN
6 32 (2.55%) LAN
7 26 (2.07%) VPN
8 23 (1.83%) Network Security
9 22 (1.75%) SSL
10 21 (1.67%) Skype
11 19 (1.51%) VoIP
12 14 (1.12%) Internet
12 14 (1.12%) Unified Communications
13 13 (1.04%) DNS
14 11 (0.88%) Ethernet
14 11 (0.88%) MPLS
15 9 (0.72%) Wireless Security
16 8 (0.64%) OSPF
16 8 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 147 (11.71%) Big Data
3 120 (9.56%) NoSQL
4 66 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 59 (4.70%) MySQL
6 50 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 45 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 38 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 35 (2.79%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 21 (1.67%) SAP HANA
13 21 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.35%) DB2
15 16 (1.27%) OLAP
15 16 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.79%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.07%) JIRA
4 25 (1.99%) Grunt
5 17 (1.35%) gulp
5 17 (1.35%) webpack
6 16 (1.27%) PostCSS
6 16 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.04%) Selenium
9 12 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.88%) GitLab
10 11 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.64%) Bower
12 7 (0.56%) Subversion
13 6 (0.48%) JUnit
13 6 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.40%) Fiddler
General
1 288 (22.95%) Finance
2 102 (8.13%) Retail
3 90 (7.17%) Banking
4 48 (3.82%) Legal
5 36 (2.87%) Marketing
6 31 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.23%) Advertising
7 28 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.91%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.72%) Electronics
10 9 (0.72%) German Language
10 9 (0.72%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.64%) Games
12 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.56%) Law
13 5 (0.40%) Publishing
14 4 (0.32%) Back Office
15 3 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (22.79%) .NET
2 125 (9.96%) HTML
3 119 (9.48%) AngularJS
4 113 (9.00%) Web Services
5 97 (7.73%) Node.js
6 93 (7.41%) CSS
7 80 (6.37%) REST
8 69 (5.50%) RESTful
9 60 (4.78%) ASP.NET
9 60 (4.78%) XML
10 58 (4.62%) J2EE
11 56 (4.46%) SOAP
11 56 (4.46%) Spring
12 53 (4.22%) React
13 52 (4.14%) JSON
14 49 (3.90%) HTML5
15 46 (3.67%) Ajax
16 44 (3.51%) Middleware
17 43 (3.43%) jQuery
18 35 (2.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 104 (8.29%) Computer Science
3 92 (7.33%) Enterprise Software
4 66 (5.26%) User Experience
5 62 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 52 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (3.11%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.55%) Clustering
9 27 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.83%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.51%) DataPower
12 14 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.04%) Fintech
14 11 (0.88%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.72%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 179 (14.26%) Windows
2 82 (6.53%) Linux
3 78 (6.22%) Windows Server
4 59 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (3.75%) Unix
7 42 (3.35%) Windows 10
8 25 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.27%) Solaris
10 15 (1.20%) AIX
11 13 (1.04%) HPUX
12 8 (0.64%) CentOS
13 7 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.48%) Android
15 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.16%) Debian
16 2 (0.16%) Fedora
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (16.49%) Presales
3 162 (12.91%) Technical Architecture
4 159 (12.67%) Microservices
5 146 (11.63%) SOA
6 144 (11.47%) Migration
7 141 (11.24%) Scrum
8 137 (10.92%) DevOps
9 135 (10.76%) Mentoring
10 123 (9.80%) TDD
11 117 (9.32%) SDLC
11 117 (9.32%) TOGAF
12 113 (9.00%) Project Management
13 93 (7.41%) Test Automation
14 90 (7.17%) CRM
15 88 (7.01%) MVC
16 85 (6.77%) IT Strategy
17 81 (6.45%) Kanban
18 80 (6.37%) Open Source
19 79 (6.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 350 (27.89%) Java
2 201 (16.02%) SQL
3 195 (15.54%) C#
4 179 (14.26%) JavaScript
5 91 (7.25%) PHP
6 87 (6.93%) Python
7 57 (4.54%) Scala
8 55 (4.38%) Ruby
9 52 (4.14%) C++
10 31 (2.47%) PowerShell
11 27 (2.15%) C
12 25 (1.99%) Go
13 17 (1.35%) Perl
14 15 (1.20%) X++
15 14 (1.12%) Apex Code
16 13 (1.04%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.64%) Groovy
19 7 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 211 (16.81%) Degree
2 86 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (5.18%) MCSE
5 56 (4.46%) CCNA
6 45 (3.59%) CCIE
7 41 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 35 (2.79%) Security Cleared
8 35 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (2.23%) Master's Degree
10 23 (1.83%) CCNP
11 20 (1.59%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.88%) CCDA
12 11 (0.88%) CCDP
13 10 (0.80%) JNCIP
14 9 (0.72%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.72%) CCIE Data Center
14 9 (0.72%) CCIE Service Provider
14 9 (0.72%) MBA
15 7 (0.56%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.06%) QA
2 24 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.35%) SLA
4 15 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.12%) WCAG
6 11 (0.88%) GDPR
7 9 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.64%) PMO
9 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.48%) PA-DSS
9 6 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.32%) MiFID
12 3 (0.24%) GCP
12 3 (0.24%) PSD2
13 2 (0.16%) EMIR
13 2 (0.16%) MISRA
13 2 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 154 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 105 (8.37%) Hyper-V
3 50 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (3.82%) Docker
5 48 (3.82%) XenApp
6 44 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 37 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.72%) HDFS
10 8 (0.64%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.48%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.32%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.16%) vSphere
16 1 (0.080%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 43 (3.43%) SCCM
2 35 (2.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 34 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (2.63%) Puppet
5 31 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 31 (2.47%) SCOrch
6 30 (2.39%) Kubernetes
7 28 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (1.20%) Tivoli
10 13 (1.04%) Ansible
10 13 (1.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 12 (0.96%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.72%) Oozie
12 9 (0.72%) SCOM
13 6 (0.48%) Mesos
13 6 (0.48%) Terraform
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 350 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 157 (12.51%) Oracle
3 127 (10.12%) VMware
4 95 (7.57%) Cisco
5 84 (6.69%) Citrix
6 65 (5.18%) SAP
7 54 (4.30%) Google
8 49 (3.90%) F5
9 36 (2.87%) IBM
10 35 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (2.71%) HP
12 29 (2.31%) 3PAR
13 26 (2.07%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.99%) Dell
15 23 (1.83%) EMC
15 23 (1.83%) NetApp
16 20 (1.59%) Splunk
17 16 (1.27%) Capita
17 16 (1.27%) Juniper
18 15 (1.20%) Apple