Period
to 24 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 400 415
Rank change year-on-year -76 +15 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 228 1,064 1,268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.76% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.79% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 193 990 918
Median annual salary £72,500 £77,388 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.32% +3.18% +3.45%
10th Percentile £52,750 £51,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £125,750 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,971 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% -7.14% +3.70%

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 46,483 134,936 159,891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,996 107,467 128,842
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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 -53 210 £75,000 +3.45% 86
UK excluding London +15 131 £66,971 +3.03% 67
London +7 88 £95,000 +11.76% 25
South East +128 49 £75,000 +20.97% 7
North of England +80 27 £60,000 -6.98% 23
Work from Home -86 20 £68,750 -19.12% 13
South West +82 17 £60,768 -6.51% 11
Midlands +22 17 £67,236 +3.44% 10
Yorkshire +88 16 £62,500 +1.21% 13
West Midlands +9 16 £67,236 +7.58% 4
Scotland +105 13 £57,500 -8.00% 5
East of England +91 8 £78,750 +5.00% 10
North West +96 7 £57,500 -13.21% 7
North East +23 4 £51,500 -30.41% 3
East Midlands +75 1 - - 6

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 87 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
1 87 (38.16%) Azure
2 66 (28.95%) AWS
3 63 (27.63%) DevOps
4 61 (26.75%) Microservices
5 44 (19.30%) Technical Architecture
6 43 (18.86%) Java
7 37 (16.23%) Microsoft
8 35 (15.35%) Public Cloud
9 34 (14.91%) Docker
10 33 (14.47%) Finance
11 31 (13.60%) .NET
12 30 (13.16%) Scrum
13 29 (12.72%) Migration
13 29 (12.72%) Windows
13 29 (12.72%) GCP
14 27 (11.84%) Software Engineering
15 26 (11.40%) SaaS
16 25 (10.96%) ITIL
17 24 (10.53%) PaaS
17 24 (10.53%) Cloud Native
18 23 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (10.09%) Project Delivery
19 22 (9.65%) Kubernetes
20 21 (9.21%) Web Services
21 20 (8.77%) SAP
21 20 (8.77%) JavaScript
21 20 (8.77%) C#
21 20 (8.77%) Degree
22 19 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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 16 (7.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (6.14%) WebSphere
3 11 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.82%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.39%) Confluence
5 8 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.32%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.32%) CMS
7 3 (1.32%) Drupal
8 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.88%) Mule
8 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.44%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 87 (38.16%) Azure
2 66 (28.95%) AWS
3 29 (12.72%) GCP
4 26 (11.40%) SaaS
5 24 (10.53%) PaaS
6 14 (6.14%) OpenShift
7 13 (5.70%) IBM Cloud
7 13 (5.70%) Office 365
8 9 (3.95%) Power Platform
9 6 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (2.19%) IaaS
11 4 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.32%) Amazon Cognito
12 3 (1.32%) AWS IoT
12 3 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.32%) Logic Apps
12 3 (1.32%) Slack
13 2 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) DNS
1 8 (3.51%) WAN
2 7 (3.07%) LAN
3 6 (2.63%) HTTP
4 3 (1.32%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.32%) SAN
4 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.32%) Wireless
5 2 (0.88%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.88%) 5G
5 2 (0.88%) Internet
5 2 (0.88%) MQTT
5 2 (0.88%) Skype
5 2 (0.88%) WLAN
6 1 (0.44%) AMQP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.44%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.39%) MySQL
3 7 (3.07%) Big Data
4 6 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.63%) Power BI
5 5 (2.19%) Blockchain
5 5 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.75%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.88%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.88%) QlikView
8 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.26%) JIRA
2 5 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.75%) Maven
4 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.32%) JUnit
4 3 (1.32%) Selenium
4 3 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.88%) GitLab
5 2 (0.88%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) Babel
6 1 (0.44%) Bower
6 1 (0.44%) gulp
6 1 (0.44%) Pylint
6 1 (0.44%) Sourcetree
6 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 33 (14.47%) Finance
2 15 (6.58%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.63%) Legal
3 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.19%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Marketing
4 5 (2.19%) Police
5 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.32%) Games
6 3 (1.32%) Retail
7 2 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.88%) Law
7 2 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.60%) .NET
2 21 (9.21%) Web Services
3 19 (8.33%) REST
4 18 (7.89%) Spring
5 15 (6.58%) SOAP
5 15 (6.58%) Spring Boot
6 13 (5.70%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.82%) Java EE
7 11 (4.82%) RESTful
7 11 (4.82%) Spring Cloud
7 11 (4.82%) XML
8 10 (4.39%) HTML
9 9 (3.95%) JSON
9 9 (3.95%) React
10 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.51%) CSS
11 7 (3.07%) Middleware
12 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET Core
12 6 (2.63%) Laravel
12 6 (2.63%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.35%) Public Cloud
2 24 (10.53%) Cloud Native
3 16 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.07%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.63%) STB
8 5 (2.19%) Reinsurance
8 5 (2.19%) User Experience
9 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.32%) CMDB
10 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.88%) Social Media
11 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.44%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.72%) Windows
2 12 (5.26%) Linux
3 10 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.32%) Android
4 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.63%) DevOps
3 61 (26.75%) Microservices
4 44 (19.30%) Technical Architecture
5 30 (13.16%) Scrum
6 29 (12.72%) Migration
7 27 (11.84%) Software Engineering
8 25 (10.96%) ITIL
9 23 (10.09%) Project Delivery
9 23 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (8.33%) Thought Leadership
11 17 (7.46%) Analytics
11 17 (7.46%) Architecture Roadmap
12 16 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (7.02%) Fintech
12 16 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (7.02%) Technical Leadership
13 15 (6.58%) Re-Platforming
14 14 (6.14%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.86%) Java
2 20 (8.77%) C#
2 20 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.33%) SQL
4 12 (5.26%) C
5 9 (3.95%) PHP
6 8 (3.51%) Python
7 6 (2.63%) F#
8 4 (1.75%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.75%) C++
9 2 (0.88%) Go
10 1 (0.44%) ES6
10 1 (0.44%) Groovy
10 1 (0.44%) Java 8
10 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (8.77%) Degree
2 12 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.88%) PhD
7 1 (0.44%) APMP
7 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) GDPR
2 7 (3.07%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.44%) GxP
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) NCSC
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (14.91%) Docker
2 12 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) KVM
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (9.65%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.19%) Ansible
3 3 (1.32%) Grafana
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.32%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.32%) Terraform
4 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.88%) Puppet
4 2 (0.88%) Rancher
4 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.44%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.44%) SCSM
5 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.77%) SAP
3 19 (8.33%) Google
3 19 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (7.46%) IBM
5 14 (6.14%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.82%) MuleSoft
6 11 (4.82%) Oracle
7 5 (2.19%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.19%) Citrix
7 5 (2.19%) Guidewire
7 5 (2.19%) VMware
8 3 (1.32%) Facebook
9 2 (0.88%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.88%) Meraki
9 2 (0.88%) NEC
9 2 (0.88%) Splunk
9 2 (0.88%) Tableau
9 2 (0.88%) Talend
9 2 (0.88%) WSO2