Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 382 406
Rank change year-on-year -58 +24 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1235 1477 1690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.78% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.81% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 907 1188 1397
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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 -41 1163 £75,000 +3.45% 88
London -18 603 £80,000 - 43
UK excluding London -29 591 £65,000 -3.70% 49
South East +28 177 £65,000 -3.70% 10
Midlands +20 129 £65,000 -3.70% 7
North of England -36 117 £65,000 -7.14% 19
West Midlands +63 93 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South West +3 76 £67,500 -5.26% 5
North West -43 65 £61,250 -12.50% 7
East of England -13 60 £67,500 +3.85% 3
Yorkshire -7 43 £70,000 -1.75% 9
East Midlands -27 36 £66,250 -5.36% 3
Scotland -8 34 £67,500 +17.39% 3
Northern Ireland -16 15 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North East +6 9 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Wales +17 5 £44,098 -19.82% 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 559 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (31.58%) Java
3 344 (27.85%) .NET
4 284 (23.00%) Finance
5 266 (21.54%) Microsoft
6 230 (18.62%) Scrum
7 222 (17.98%) SQL
7 222 (17.98%) Oracle
8 199 (16.11%) C#
9 181 (14.66%) Degree
10 177 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
11 175 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 172 (13.93%) Technical Architecture
12 172 (13.93%) JavaScript
13 166 (13.44%) SQL Server
14 146 (11.82%) TDD
15 144 (11.66%) Banking
16 141 (11.42%) Kanban
17 139 (11.26%) Migration
18 129 (10.45%) Project Management
18 129 (10.45%) DevOps
19 128 (10.36%) Computer Science
20 127 (10.28%) Enterprise Software
21 126 (10.20%) Presales
22 121 (9.80%) SOA
23 120 (9.72%) SDLC
24 117 (9.47%) TOGAF
25 113 (9.15%) AngularJS
26 112 (9.07%) Windows
27 111 (8.99%) Mentoring

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 60 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 24 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.70%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.38%) JBoss
9 16 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 15 (1.21%) CMS
11 14 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.13%) Jetty
12 13 (1.05%) Apache
13 12 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.89%) IIS
14 11 (0.89%) Mule ESB
15 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.73%) NetWeaver
16 9 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.89%) Acrobat
2 11 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (0.89%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.16%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.49%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.081%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.081%) Magento
7 1 (0.081%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.081%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 177 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (8.18%) SaaS
4 64 (5.18%) Office 365
5 55 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (3.48%) PaaS
7 27 (2.19%) Force.com
7 27 (2.19%) IaaS
7 27 (2.19%) iPaaS
8 18 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (1.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 16 (1.30%) Serverless
10 14 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 13 (1.05%) GitHub
11 13 (1.05%) npm
12 12 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.65%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.49%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.64%) Firewall
2 36 (2.91%) WAN
3 35 (2.83%) HTTP
4 31 (2.51%) Internet
5 30 (2.43%) SAN
6 27 (2.19%) LAN
7 22 (1.78%) VPN
8 16 (1.30%) Wireless
9 15 (1.21%) Skype
10 14 (1.13%) VoIP
11 13 (1.05%) SSL
12 12 (0.97%) DNS
13 11 (0.89%) Network Security
14 10 (0.81%) NetScaler
15 9 (0.73%) TCP/IP
16 8 (0.65%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.65%) MPLS
16 8 (0.65%) SMS
17 7 (0.57%) IPsec
17 7 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.74%) Big Data
3 103 (8.34%) NoSQL
4 72 (5.83%) MySQL
5 63 (5.10%) Oracle Database
6 52 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (2.43%) SAP HANA
10 28 (2.27%) MongoDB
11 27 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 25 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
18 14 (1.13%) Redis
19 12 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
20 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 33 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.43%) JIRA
4 23 (1.86%) Grunt
4 23 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.54%) Bitbucket
7 18 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.38%) webpack
9 16 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.21%) gulp
10 15 (1.21%) Selenium
11 12 (0.97%) GitLab
12 10 (0.81%) PostCSS
13 9 (0.73%) JUnit
14 8 (0.65%) Bower
15 5 (0.40%) Maven
15 5 (0.40%) TeamCity
16 4 (0.32%) AppVeyor
16 4 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 284 (23.00%) Finance
2 144 (11.66%) Banking
3 105 (8.50%) Retail
4 79 (6.40%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.51%) Retail Banking
6 34 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.67%) Marketing
8 28 (2.27%) Legal
9 26 (2.11%) Electronics
10 22 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (1.70%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.38%) Advertising
13 16 (1.30%) Games
14 15 (1.21%) Publishing
15 5 (0.40%) Local Government
16 4 (0.32%) Back Office
16 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.24%) Front Office
18 2 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (27.85%) .NET
2 113 (9.15%) AngularJS
3 107 (8.66%) Web Services
4 105 (8.50%) HTML
5 86 (6.96%) CSS
6 83 (6.72%) Node.js
7 79 (6.40%) REST
8 75 (6.07%) Spring
9 64 (5.18%) J2EE
10 60 (4.86%) Hibernate
11 59 (4.78%) ASP.NET
12 54 (4.37%) XML
13 50 (4.05%) RESTful
14 49 (3.97%) SOAP
15 48 (3.89%) Middleware
16 40 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (3.16%) .NET Framework
17 39 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (2.75%) React
19 32 (2.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 128 (10.36%) Computer Science
2 127 (10.28%) Enterprise Software
3 68 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 67 (5.43%) User Experience
5 57 (4.62%) Algorithms
6 56 (4.53%) Mobile App
7 54 (4.37%) Data Centre
8 51 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.70%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.62%) Clustering
12 20 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.89%) Fintech
13 11 (0.89%) Graphic Design
14 10 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.81%) iPad
14 10 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
15 9 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 112 (9.07%) Windows
2 88 (7.13%) Unix
3 58 (4.70%) Linux
4 34 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.89%) Android
8 10 (0.81%) Solaris
8 10 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.57%) CentOS
11 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.24%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Fedora
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.081%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (18.62%) Scrum
3 172 (13.93%) Technical Architecture
4 146 (11.82%) TDD
5 141 (11.42%) Kanban
6 139 (11.26%) Migration
7 129 (10.45%) DevOps
7 129 (10.45%) Project Management
8 126 (10.20%) Presales
9 121 (9.80%) SOA
10 120 (9.72%) SDLC
11 117 (9.47%) TOGAF
12 111 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 109 (8.83%) MVC
14 107 (8.66%) Microservices
15 104 (8.42%) High Availability
16 86 (6.96%) UML
17 83 (6.72%) Software Engineering
18 77 (6.23%) IT Strategy
19 76 (6.15%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 390 (31.58%) Java
2 222 (17.98%) SQL
3 199 (16.11%) C#
4 172 (13.93%) JavaScript
5 102 (8.26%) PHP
6 101 (8.18%) Python
7 72 (5.83%) C++
8 56 (4.53%) Perl
9 50 (4.05%) C
10 44 (3.56%) Ruby
11 29 (2.35%) Scala
12 23 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.78%) Apex Code
14 20 (1.62%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.46%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.30%) X++
17 10 (0.81%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.73%) Elixir
19 8 (0.65%) Go
20 6 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 181 (14.66%) Degree
2 70 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (4.94%) Master's Degree
4 56 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (3.24%) MCSE
6 37 (3.00%) Security Cleared
7 29 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.94%) CCNA
9 22 (1.78%) SC Cleared
10 20 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.73%) CCIE
13 8 (0.65%) CCNP
14 7 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.49%) JNCIP
16 5 (0.40%) CCDA
16 5 (0.40%) VCAP
17 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.32%) MCP
17 4 (0.32%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.56%) QA
2 36 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.38%) SLA
4 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.81%) WCAG
6 8 (0.65%) GCP
7 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.32%) GDPR
9 4 (0.32%) PA-DSS
9 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.16%) EMIR
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.16%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) PMO
10 2 (0.16%) PSD2
10 2 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 80 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.45%) Hyper-V
3 54 (4.37%) Docker
4 48 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.21%) XenApp
6 14 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.81%) Firmware
8 10 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.32%) vSphere
10 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.16%) HDFS
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.081%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.081%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 36 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.67%) Puppet
3 26 (2.11%) SCCM
4 25 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.73%) Ansible
7 9 (0.73%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.57%) SCOM
10 6 (0.49%) Mesos
10 6 (0.49%) Terraform
11 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.24%) Nagios
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.24%) WSUS
12 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 266 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 222 (17.98%) Oracle
3 88 (7.13%) SAP
4 80 (6.48%) VMware
5 51 (4.13%) Cisco
6 49 (3.97%) Citrix
6 49 (3.97%) Murex
7 47 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.27%) Google
9 27 (2.19%) HP
10 19 (1.54%) IBM
11 18 (1.46%) 3PAR
12 16 (1.30%) F5
12 16 (1.30%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.21%) Cognizant
14 13 (1.05%) Adobe
14 13 (1.05%) Juniper
14 13 (1.05%) NetApp
14 13 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.97%) Red Hat