Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 422 451
Rank change year-on-year +47 +29 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,397 1,218 1,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.74% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 950 964 1,095
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +5.69%

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 165,992 164,539 193,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 134,872 136,181 162,722
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Architect in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 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 +35 1,236 £75,000 - 165
London +16 679 £80,000 - 80
UK excluding London +20 590 £70,000 +7.69% 94
North of England +40 162 £66,250 -5.36% 36
South East +25 150 £65,000 +4.00% 16
Midlands +7 77 £77,500 +10.71% 16
North West -5 77 £62,500 -10.71% 18
Yorkshire +51 74 £70,000 +3.70% 8
South West -42 69 £70,000 - 16
East of England +11 68 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Scotland -18 60 £60,000 -4.00% 6
West Midlands -1 49 £71,250 +5.56% 13
East Midlands -14 25 £78,750 +12.50% 3
North East -14 10 £65,000 +8.33% 10
Wales -1 5 £60,000 +33.33% 2

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 485 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (27.70%) Microsoft
3 385 (27.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 353 (25.27%) Java
5 324 (23.19%) Finance
6 321 (22.98%) Presales
7 291 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
8 282 (20.19%) Degree
9 258 (18.47%) .NET
10 222 (15.89%) Technical Architecture
11 220 (15.75%) Windows
12 199 (14.24%) C#
13 196 (14.03%) SQL
14 194 (13.89%) Active Directory
15 193 (13.82%) VMware
16 189 (13.53%) Data Centre
17 185 (13.24%) Big Data
18 178 (12.74%) SQL Server
19 177 (12.67%) JavaScript
20 165 (11.81%) SOA
21 163 (11.67%) Mentoring
22 150 (10.74%) Cisco
23 149 (10.67%) HTML
24 144 (10.31%) Microservices
25 143 (10.24%) Project Management
26 142 (10.16%) TOGAF
27 141 (10.09%) Office 365
28 139 (9.95%) Retail
28 139 (9.95%) Citrix
28 139 (9.95%) Customer Requirements

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 54 (3.87%) Apache Spark
2 51 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 44 (3.15%) IIS
5 37 (2.65%) Apache
6 32 (2.29%) SAS
7 27 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (1.29%) CMS
9 18 (1.29%) MS Exchange
10 16 (1.15%) Skype for Business
11 13 (0.93%) JBoss
12 12 (0.86%) Confluence
13 11 (0.79%) NetWeaver
14 10 (0.72%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.64%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 59 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
2 44 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) Magento
9 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 385 (27.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 291 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (10.09%) Office 365
4 97 (6.94%) SaaS
5 80 (5.73%) IaaS
6 78 (5.58%) PaaS
7 68 (4.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 63 (4.51%) Dynamics 365
9 36 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (2.58%) npm
10 22 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
11 20 (1.43%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
13 17 (1.22%) Force.com
14 11 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
14 11 (0.79%) Serverless
15 10 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.64%) Bluemix
16 9 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 7 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.09%) HTTP
2 88 (6.30%) Wireless
3 75 (5.37%) NetScaler
4 51 (3.65%) WAN
5 47 (3.36%) LAN
6 42 (3.01%) Unified Communications
7 41 (2.93%) Firewall
8 40 (2.86%) Network Security
9 38 (2.72%) Wireless Security
10 33 (2.36%) SAN
11 26 (1.86%) SSL
12 20 (1.43%) VPN
12 20 (1.43%) Wireshark
13 18 (1.29%) Kerberos
14 16 (1.15%) DNS
15 15 (1.07%) Internet
16 12 (0.86%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.86%) TCP/IP
16 12 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (13.24%) Big Data
2 178 (12.74%) SQL Server
3 90 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 79 (5.65%) Hadoop
5 59 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 53 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 41 (2.93%) MySQL
9 36 (2.58%) MongoDB
10 32 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 31 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 24 (1.72%) SAP HANA
14 23 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (1.57%) DB2
16 20 (1.43%) CouchDB
16 20 (1.43%) OLAP
16 20 (1.43%) Oracle Database
17 18 (1.29%) Impala
17 18 (1.29%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 47 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.86%) webpack
3 37 (2.65%) Grunt
3 37 (2.65%) gulp
4 32 (2.29%) PostCSS
5 30 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.57%) JIRA
7 21 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (1.36%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.29%) Fiddler
10 15 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.72%) Subversion
14 7 (0.50%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.43%) Selenium
16 5 (0.36%) Gradle
17 4 (0.29%) Maven
17 4 (0.29%) NUnit
18 3 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 324 (23.19%) Finance
2 139 (9.95%) Retail
3 116 (8.30%) Banking
4 74 (5.30%) Manufacturing
5 64 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.79%) Marketing
7 49 (3.51%) Advertising
7 49 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 37 (2.65%) German Language
9 34 (2.43%) Legal
10 33 (2.36%) Italian Language
11 15 (1.07%) Electronics
12 11 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.64%) Games
13 9 (0.64%) Law
14 7 (0.50%) Automotive
15 6 (0.43%) Publishing
16 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (18.47%) .NET
2 149 (10.67%) HTML
3 116 (8.30%) CSS
4 115 (8.23%) Web Services
5 103 (7.37%) AngularJS
6 102 (7.30%) REST
7 101 (7.23%) Node.js
8 82 (5.87%) XML
9 74 (5.30%) Ajax
10 73 (5.23%) RESTful
11 69 (4.94%) ASP.NET
12 60 (4.29%) SOAP
13 57 (4.08%) React
14 56 (4.01%) JSON
15 51 (3.65%) jQuery
16 48 (3.44%) Spring
17 46 (3.29%) HTML5
18 43 (3.08%) Sass
19 42 (3.01%) Kafka
19 42 (3.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 189 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 109 (7.80%) Enterprise Software
3 87 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 82 (5.87%) Computer Science
5 76 (5.44%) User Experience
6 74 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (3.51%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.15%) Clustering
10 28 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.93%) Fintech
12 22 (1.57%) DataPower
12 22 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
12 22 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.43%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.43%) PKI
15 17 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 15 (1.07%) NHS
17 14 (1.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 220 (15.75%) Windows
2 129 (9.23%) Windows Server
3 114 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (6.87%) Linux
6 75 (5.37%) Windows 10
7 47 (3.36%) Unix
8 24 (1.72%) AIX
8 24 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.36%) HPUX
9 19 (1.36%) Solaris
10 8 (0.57%) Android
11 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.36%) CentOS
13 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.14%) Debian
15 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (22.98%) Presales
3 222 (15.89%) Technical Architecture
4 165 (11.81%) SOA
5 163 (11.67%) Mentoring
6 144 (10.31%) Microservices
7 143 (10.24%) Project Management
8 142 (10.16%) TOGAF
9 139 (9.95%) Customer Requirements
10 137 (9.81%) DevOps
11 133 (9.52%) Analytics
12 123 (8.80%) Scrum
13 120 (8.59%) SDLC
14 115 (8.23%) Migration
14 115 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
15 114 (8.16%) TDD
16 110 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
16 110 (7.87%) Test Automation
17 100 (7.16%) CRM
18 98 (7.02%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 353 (25.27%) Java
2 199 (14.24%) C#
3 196 (14.03%) SQL
4 177 (12.67%) JavaScript
5 75 (5.37%) Python
6 54 (3.87%) Scala
7 43 (3.08%) PHP
8 41 (2.93%) C++
9 33 (2.36%) Java 8
9 33 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 32 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.22%) Go
12 30 (2.15%) Ruby
13 22 (1.57%) X++
14 21 (1.50%) Apex Code
15 18 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.07%) ABAP
16 15 (1.07%) C
16 15 (1.07%) VBScript
17 10 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 282 (20.19%) Degree
2 122 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (7.37%) MCSE
5 89 (6.37%) CCNA
6 87 (6.23%) CCIE
6 87 (6.23%) Security Cleared
7 71 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 48 (3.44%) TOGAF Certification
9 42 (3.01%) CCNP
10 34 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (2.36%) CCIE Data Center
11 33 (2.36%) CCIE Service Provider
12 28 (2.00%) SC Cleared
13 25 (1.79%) MCP
14 21 (1.50%) EMC Certification
15 16 (1.15%) CCDP
15 16 (1.15%) VCAP
15 16 (1.15%) VCDX
16 14 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.94%) QA
2 25 (1.79%) WCAG
3 24 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.15%) GDPR
5 12 (0.86%) PMO
6 10 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.36%) SLA
8 5 (0.36%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 4 (0.29%) MiFID
10 3 (0.21%) GCP
11 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.14%) EMIR
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
11 2 (0.14%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.14%) PSD2
12 1 (0.072%) COBIT
12 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 194 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 127 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 89 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (5.15%) XenApp
5 67 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
6 66 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 65 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 35 (2.51%) Docker
9 18 (1.29%) Apache Flume
9 18 (1.29%) HDFS
10 15 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.57%) vSphere
14 6 (0.43%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.21%) NFS
17 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
18 1 (0.072%) Firmware
18 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (4.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 54 (3.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 54 (3.87%) SCOrch
3 53 (3.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 45 (3.22%) SCCM
5 20 (1.43%) Puppet
6 19 (1.36%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.29%) Oozie
8 16 (1.15%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 15 (1.07%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (0.79%) Ansible
11 11 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.36%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.29%) Kibana
14 4 (0.29%) SCOM
14 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 387 (27.70%) Microsoft
2 193 (13.82%) VMware
3 150 (10.74%) Cisco
4 139 (9.95%) Citrix
5 128 (9.16%) Oracle
6 94 (6.73%) F5
7 90 (6.44%) SAP
8 81 (5.80%) Google
9 74 (5.30%) EMC
10 71 (5.08%) Dell
11 69 (4.94%) NetApp
12 68 (4.87%) Splunk
13 55 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
14 45 (3.22%) IBM
15 40 (2.86%) Red Hat
16 32 (2.29%) Apple
17 30 (2.15%) HP
18 25 (1.79%) Juniper
19 18 (1.29%) ForgeRock
20 16 (1.15%) Hortonworks