Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £73,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 467 410
Rank change year-on-year -15 -57 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 710 231 1,064
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.50% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 500 176 860
10th Percentile £49,759 £52,500 £52,138
25th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% - -
75th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £88,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £127,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -7.14%

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 111,569 46,329 134,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 94.82% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,638 38,446 108,598
10th Percentile £31,759 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect.

Salary trend for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical Architect
Top 17 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 September 2021. 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 -49 551 £72,500 -3.33% 146
UK excluding London -30 379 £70,000 +3.70% 72
Work from Home -40 309 £70,000 +5.66% 26
London -112 208 £80,000 -17.95% 77
Midlands -43 92 £70,000 +4.11% 12
South East -137 72 £72,500 -3.33% 14
West Midlands -42 70 £70,000 +4.11% 10
North of England -76 68 £60,000 - 23
East of England -56 49 £80,000 +1.59% 9
South West -64 44 £60,000 -9.43% 8
Scotland -66 43 £70,000 +12.00% 5
North West -66 43 £60,241 -13.94% 18
East Midlands -58 23 £75,000 - 2
Yorkshire -91 21 £60,000 -4.00% 4
Wales - 9 £75,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £70,000 -
North East -33 4 £59,500 +8.18% 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 233 (32.82%) Azure
2 207 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (27.61%) Microservices
4 187 (26.34%) Java
5 173 (24.37%) Microsoft
6 171 (24.08%) AWS
7 155 (21.83%) DevOps
8 153 (21.55%) Social Skills
9 129 (18.17%) Docker
10 106 (14.93%) SQL
11 102 (14.37%) Presales
12 96 (13.52%) .NET
13 95 (13.38%) Spring
14 90 (12.68%) Open Source
14 90 (12.68%) Greenfield Project
15 87 (12.25%) Technical Architecture
16 86 (12.11%) Terraform
17 84 (11.83%) Ansible
17 84 (11.83%) Kubernetes
17 84 (11.83%) Security Cleared
18 80 (11.27%) TOGAF
19 77 (10.85%) C#
20 73 (10.28%) SC Cleared
21 71 (10.00%) VMware
21 71 (10.00%) Open Source Development
22 70 (9.86%) Public Sector
23 67 (9.44%) Data Centre
24 65 (9.15%) Scrum
24 65 (9.15%) Migration
24 65 (9.15%) Python

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 17 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.27%) CMS
4 6 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.56%) Confluence
5 4 (0.56%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.42%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.28%) Documentum
7 2 (0.28%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) GemFire
7 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.28%) SAS
7 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Simulink
2 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) Avolution ABACUS
3 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Eikon
4 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.14%) Lawson
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 233 (32.82%) Azure
2 171 (24.08%) AWS
3 60 (8.45%) PaaS
4 57 (8.03%) SaaS
5 50 (7.04%) GCP
6 42 (5.92%) Microsoft 365
7 41 (5.77%) Serverless
8 26 (3.66%) IaaS
9 23 (3.24%) Power Platform
10 21 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (2.39%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (1.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 12 (1.69%) Force.com
16 11 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
18 9 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
18 9 (1.27%) Power Automate
19 8 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.77%) WAN
2 40 (5.63%) Firewall
3 32 (4.51%) LAN
4 25 (3.52%) Internet
5 19 (2.68%) HTTP
6 17 (2.39%) MPLS
6 17 (2.39%) SD-WAN
7 14 (1.97%) SAN
8 11 (1.55%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.41%) Broadband
10 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.13%) VPN
11 7 (0.99%) BGP
11 7 (0.99%) DNS
11 7 (0.99%) IPv6
11 7 (0.99%) OSPF
11 7 (0.99%) RSVP
11 7 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.85%) Wireless
13 5 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.96%) Big Data
3 21 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.39%) Power BI
5 15 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.97%) Data Lake
6 14 (1.97%) SAP HANA
7 13 (1.83%) MySQL
8 12 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.55%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.85%) Redis
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.42%) OLAP
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.28%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.55%) GitLab
1 11 (1.55%) LSMW
2 10 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (1.27%) Maven
4 8 (1.13%) git-flow
5 7 (0.99%) Grunt
5 7 (0.99%) gulp
5 7 (0.99%) webpack
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.70%) Selenium
7 4 (0.56%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.56%) JMeter
7 4 (0.56%) Postman
8 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.42%) JIRA
8 3 (0.42%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) MorphX
9 1 (0.14%) TestNG
General
1 153 (21.55%) Social Skills
2 70 (9.86%) Public Sector
3 52 (7.32%) Finance
4 37 (5.21%) Marketing
5 32 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.52%) Retail
7 23 (3.24%) Automotive
8 22 (3.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (2.68%) Telecoms
10 18 (2.54%) Local Government
10 18 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (2.25%) Banking
12 12 (1.69%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.69%) Games
13 11 (1.55%) Back Office
13 11 (1.55%) Brand Awareness
14 10 (1.41%) Law
15 7 (0.99%) Legal
15 7 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (13.52%) .NET
2 95 (13.38%) Spring
3 41 (5.77%) Web Services
4 39 (5.49%) Node.js
5 36 (5.07%) React
6 30 (4.23%) .NET Core
7 29 (4.08%) XML
8 28 (3.94%) REST
9 27 (3.80%) AngularJS
10 21 (2.96%) JSON
11 20 (2.82%) ASP.NET
12 19 (2.68%) CSS
12 19 (2.68%) Kafka
13 18 (2.54%) HTML
14 17 (2.39%) RESTful
15 15 (2.11%) SOAP
16 14 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (1.69%) GraphQL
18 11 (1.55%) EDI
18 11 (1.55%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.68%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (9.44%) Data Centre
3 52 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 38 (5.35%) Legacy Systems
5 31 (4.37%) Cloud Native
6 30 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (3.80%) Public Cloud
8 25 (3.52%) Virtual Team
9 24 (3.38%) User Experience
10 16 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (2.25%) Internet of Things
11 14 (1.97%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.83%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.69%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 10 (1.41%) NHS
15 9 (1.27%) Online Games
16 8 (1.13%) Life Science
16 8 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.46%) Windows
2 33 (4.65%) Linux
3 25 (3.52%) Unix
4 11 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.99%) Android
5 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.28%) CentOS
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (27.61%) Microservices
3 155 (21.83%) DevOps
4 102 (14.37%) Presales
5 90 (12.68%) Open Source
6 87 (12.25%) Technical Architecture
7 80 (11.27%) TOGAF
8 71 (10.00%) Open Source Development
9 65 (9.15%) Migration
9 65 (9.15%) Scrum
10 58 (8.17%) Customer Requirements
11 55 (7.75%) Analytics
11 55 (7.75%) Test Automation
12 54 (7.61%) Software Engineering
13 53 (7.46%) Project Delivery
14 52 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
15 48 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (6.34%) Technical Leadership
17 43 (6.06%) Use Case
18 42 (5.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (26.34%) Java
2 106 (14.93%) SQL
3 77 (10.85%) C#
4 65 (9.15%) Python
5 42 (5.92%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.66%) TypeScript
7 23 (3.24%) C
7 23 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.96%) C++
9 18 (2.54%) Apex Code
9 18 (2.54%) Go
10 17 (2.39%) PHP
11 11 (1.55%) Ruby
12 10 (1.41%) Groovy
12 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.42%) ES6
17 2 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 73 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.35%) Degree
4 37 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.66%) MCSE
6 24 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (3.24%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.10%) MCP
8 22 (3.10%) MCSA
9 19 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
10 18 (2.54%) CISSP
11 15 (2.11%) GIAC
12 14 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (0.85%) SANS
15 5 (0.70%) CCNA
15 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.80%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.82%) GDPR
3 19 (2.68%) NIST
4 17 (2.39%) QA
5 12 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.27%) COBIT
7 9 (1.27%) NIST 800
8 8 (1.13%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.42%) CDISC
9 3 (0.42%) GRC
10 2 (0.28%) GxP
10 2 (0.28%) NCSC
11 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 129 (18.17%) Docker
2 63 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.38%) vSphere
4 8 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 86 (12.11%) Terraform
2 84 (11.83%) Ansible
2 84 (11.83%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 17 (2.39%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (0.99%) Puppet
7 6 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.28%) Rancher
8 2 (0.28%) SCCM
8 2 (0.28%) vRealize
8 2 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.14%) Consul
9 1 (0.14%) Grafana
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.14%) Packer
9 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 173 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.00%) VMware
3 42 (5.92%) Cisco
4 36 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (4.51%) Oracle
6 30 (4.23%) Palo Alto
7 29 (4.08%) SAP
8 28 (3.94%) CheckPoint
9 26 (3.66%) Google
10 16 (2.25%) Juniper
11 14 (1.97%) IBM
11 14 (1.97%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.69%) Nokia
13 10 (1.41%) Altera
13 10 (1.41%) Citrix
13 10 (1.41%) Instagram
13 10 (1.41%) Xilinx
14 8 (1.13%) Fortinet
15 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.99%) Xamarin