Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 426 413
Rank change year-on-year -29 -13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 316 880 1,131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.73% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 333 814 884
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,237 £55,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,875 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +5.66%

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 59,437 120,857 145,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.61% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,317 97,819 117,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 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 -48 282 £72,500 +1.36% 102
UK excluding London -47 171 £67,500 +3.85% 62
London +25 120 £90,000 +5.88% 42
Work from Home -102 56 £70,000 +2.19% 17
South East +48 42 £72,500 +11.54% 9
North of England +24 40 £57,500 -11.89% 19
South West +78 33 £62,500 -3.85% 12
Midlands -5 28 £72,500 +16.00% 11
East of England +63 22 £72,500 -3.33% 7
Yorkshire +21 22 £60,000 -1.64% 7
West Midlands -11 19 £72,500 +16.00% 8
Scotland +46 15 £62,500 -10.71% 3
North East +21 10 £55,000 +0.94% 1
East Midlands +56 9 £78,000 +12.64% 3
North West +46 8 £65,000 -3.70% 11
Northern Ireland +16 1 £62,500 -

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 151 (47.78%) Azure
2 144 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (37.34%) AWS
4 91 (28.80%) DevOps
5 81 (25.63%) Java
6 75 (23.73%) Microservices
7 62 (19.62%) .NET
8 60 (18.99%) Microsoft
9 54 (17.09%) Technical Architecture
10 51 (16.14%) C#
11 49 (15.51%) Scrum
12 47 (14.87%) Finance
13 44 (13.92%) GCP
13 44 (13.92%) Kubernetes
14 41 (12.97%) PaaS
15 39 (12.34%) SAP
16 38 (12.03%) Migration
16 38 (12.03%) Docker
16 38 (12.03%) Public Cloud
17 36 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (11.08%) Degree
19 34 (10.76%) Software Engineering
19 34 (10.76%) TOGAF
19 34 (10.76%) Presales
19 34 (10.76%) Thought Leadership
20 33 (10.44%) Windows
20 33 (10.44%) JavaScript
21 32 (10.13%) SaaS
21 32 (10.13%) Project Delivery
22 31 (9.81%) REST

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 19 (6.01%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (4.75%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.43%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.43%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.48%) Confluence
5 10 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.53%) CMS
7 6 (1.90%) Drupal
8 5 (1.58%) Camunda
8 5 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.63%) Apache
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.32%) JBoss
12 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 151 (47.78%) Azure
2 118 (37.34%) AWS
3 44 (13.92%) GCP
4 41 (12.97%) PaaS
5 32 (10.13%) SaaS
6 26 (8.23%) IaaS
7 21 (6.65%) Office 365
8 20 (6.33%) OpenShift
9 17 (5.38%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (2.85%) Serverless
11 8 (2.53%) Logic Apps
11 8 (2.53%) Power Platform
12 7 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.22%) Boomi
12 7 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.90%) AWS IoT
13 6 (1.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (1.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (1.58%) Amazon Cognito
15 4 (1.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.11%) WAN
2 12 (3.80%) LAN
3 9 (2.85%) DNS
4 5 (1.58%) Firewall
4 5 (1.58%) HTTP
5 2 (0.63%) CTI
5 2 (0.63%) IPv4
5 2 (0.63%) IPv6
5 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.63%) Softphone
5 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.63%) VPN
5 2 (0.63%) Wireless
5 2 (0.63%) WLAN
6 1 (0.32%) AMQP
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) ISDN
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.06%) MySQL
3 13 (4.11%) Blockchain
3 13 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.58%) Big Data
8 4 (1.27%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.95%) KDB
9 3 (0.95%) OLAP
9 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.95%) Redis
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (3.16%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.16%) JIRA
2 8 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.90%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.58%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.95%) GitLab
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.32%) Babel
7 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.32%) LINQPad
7 1 (0.32%) Postman
7 1 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 47 (14.87%) Finance
2 23 (7.28%) Public Sector
3 22 (6.96%) Marketing
4 18 (5.70%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.53%) Games
7 6 (1.90%) Banking
7 6 (1.90%) Electronics
7 6 (1.90%) Retail
8 4 (1.27%) Law
8 4 (1.27%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.62%) .NET
2 31 (9.81%) REST
3 26 (8.23%) Web Services
4 23 (7.28%) Spring
4 23 (7.28%) Spring Boot
5 17 (5.38%) Node.js
6 15 (4.75%) .NET Core
6 15 (4.75%) AngularJS
7 14 (4.43%) CSS
7 14 (4.43%) HTML
7 14 (4.43%) Java EE
7 14 (4.43%) Spring Cloud
8 13 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 13 (4.11%) React
8 13 (4.11%) RESTful
8 13 (4.11%) Vue.js
9 12 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (3.48%) SOAP
11 10 (3.16%) Middleware
12 8 (2.53%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.03%) Public Cloud
2 30 (9.49%) Cloud Native
3 17 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.06%) User Experience
5 15 (4.75%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (4.11%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.80%) Reinsurance
8 10 (3.16%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (1.90%) CMDB
10 6 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.58%) STB
12 3 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.95%) IVR
12 3 (0.95%) Social Media
13 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.44%) Windows
2 27 (8.54%) Linux
3 16 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.22%) Unix
5 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (28.80%) DevOps
3 75 (23.73%) Microservices
4 54 (17.09%) Technical Architecture
5 49 (15.51%) Scrum
6 38 (12.03%) Migration
7 36 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (10.76%) Presales
8 34 (10.76%) Software Engineering
8 34 (10.76%) Thought Leadership
8 34 (10.76%) TOGAF
9 32 (10.13%) Project Delivery
10 29 (9.18%) IT Strategy
11 27 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 27 (8.54%) Mentoring
11 27 (8.54%) Technology Roadmap
12 24 (7.59%) ITIL
13 23 (7.28%) Re-Platforming
14 22 (6.96%) Domain-Driven Design
14 22 (6.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (25.63%) Java
2 51 (16.14%) C#
3 33 (10.44%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.81%) SQL
5 25 (7.91%) Python
6 19 (6.01%) C
7 16 (5.06%) C++
8 7 (2.22%) Scala
9 6 (1.90%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.58%) Go
11 4 (1.27%) F#
12 3 (0.95%) PHP
13 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.63%) R
13 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (11.08%) Degree
2 21 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.16%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.85%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (1.90%) MCSE
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.27%) CCNA
8 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.27%) PhD
9 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.32%) CCDP
10 1 (0.32%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.32%) LPIC
10 1 (0.32%) MCP
10 1 (0.32%) MCSA
10 1 (0.32%) OSCP
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.22%) GDPR
2 6 (1.90%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.95%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.63%) PSD2
5 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.32%) EMIR
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (12.03%) Docker
2 14 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.58%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (13.92%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.85%) Ansible
3 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.22%) Puppet
4 6 (1.90%) SCCM
4 6 (1.90%) Terraform
5 5 (1.58%) Salt
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.34%) SAP
3 28 (8.86%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (6.65%) Google
5 19 (6.01%) IBM
5 19 (6.01%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.70%) VMware
7 16 (5.06%) Oracle
8 13 (4.11%) Cisco
9 12 (3.80%) Guidewire
10 7 (2.22%) HP
11 6 (1.90%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.90%) Informatica
11 6 (1.90%) Jitterbit
11 6 (1.90%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.90%) Veeam
12 5 (1.58%) Arista
13 4 (1.27%) Meraki
13 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.27%) Zscaler