Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 408 406
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1277 1441 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.78% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 911 1134 1371
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -1 1214 £75,000 +7.14% 84
London -4 657 £80,000 +3.23% 48
UK excluding London -16 586 £65,000 -3.70% 41
South East +33 149 £62,500 -3.85% 8
Midlands +32 130 £65,000 +4.00% 8
North of England -27 125 £65,000 -7.14% 12
West Midlands +71 96 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South West +6 76 £68,500 -2.14% 3
North West -16 73 £62,500 -10.71% 7
East of England -2 71 £67,500 +3.85% 5
Yorkshire +11 48 £67,500 -10.00% 3
East Midlands -5 34 £67,000 -4.29% 4
Scotland -3 29 £67,500 +12.50% 5
Wales +18 13 £45,000 -7.69%
Northern Ireland -22 13 £65,000 +62.50%
North East +11 4 £44,000 -37.14% 2

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 592 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (34.46%) Java
3 366 (28.66%) .NET
4 278 (21.77%) Finance
5 265 (20.75%) Scrum
6 244 (19.11%) Microsoft
7 243 (19.03%) Oracle
8 234 (18.32%) SQL
9 212 (16.60%) C#
10 195 (15.27%) Technical Architecture
11 176 (13.78%) Retail
12 170 (13.31%) Degree
12 170 (13.31%) JavaScript
12 170 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
13 167 (13.08%) Kanban
14 162 (12.69%) SQL Server
15 155 (12.14%) TDD
16 154 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 153 (11.98%) Banking
18 152 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
19 143 (11.20%) SOA
20 139 (10.88%) Presales
21 135 (10.57%) DevOps
22 133 (10.42%) TOGAF
23 125 (9.79%) Migration
24 124 (9.71%) Project Management
24 124 (9.71%) SDLC
25 122 (9.55%) Computer Science
26 118 (9.24%) AngularJS
27 116 (9.08%) HTML

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 46 (3.60%) Tomcat
2 43 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 39 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (1.88%) CMS
5 21 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (1.49%) Apache
6 19 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.49%) Jetty
7 17 (1.33%) JBoss
8 16 (1.25%) Mule ESB
8 16 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.02%) IIS
9 13 (1.02%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.94%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.78%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.78%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.94%) Acrobat
2 12 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (0.94%) PaintShop Pro
3 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.47%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.39%) R3 Corda
5 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.078%) Magento
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 170 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (9.01%) SaaS
4 48 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (3.29%) Office 365
6 39 (3.05%) PaaS
7 28 (2.19%) iPaaS
8 26 (2.04%) Force.com
9 21 (1.64%) npm
10 20 (1.57%) IaaS
11 18 (1.41%) GitHub
11 18 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 16 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 11 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.78%) Serverless
16 6 (0.47%) Veeva
17 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.92%) HTTP
2 45 (3.52%) Internet
3 43 (3.37%) Firewall
4 32 (2.51%) WAN
5 27 (2.11%) LAN
6 19 (1.49%) SAN
7 13 (1.02%) DNS
8 12 (0.94%) VPN
9 10 (0.78%) Skype
10 9 (0.70%) Wireless
11 8 (0.63%) SMS
11 8 (0.63%) SSL
12 7 (0.55%) AMQP
12 7 (0.55%) MPLS
12 7 (0.55%) VoIP
13 6 (0.47%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
14 5 (0.39%) VLAN
15 4 (0.31%) DHCP
15 4 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 99 (7.75%) Big Data
4 72 (5.64%) MySQL
5 68 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 63 (4.93%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.19%) MongoDB
10 26 (2.04%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.04%) SAP HANA
11 25 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.64%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (1.25%) Redis
14 15 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
15 13 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 58 (4.54%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.43%) Grunt
4 30 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 28 (2.19%) JIRA
6 25 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (1.96%) webpack
7 24 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.80%) gulp
9 21 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.57%) Bitbucket
11 17 (1.33%) PostCSS
12 13 (1.02%) GitLab
13 12 (0.94%) Selenium
14 8 (0.63%) Bower
15 7 (0.55%) AppVeyor
15 7 (0.55%) TeamCity
16 6 (0.47%) JUnit
16 6 (0.47%) Maven
17 4 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 278 (21.77%) Finance
2 176 (13.78%) Retail
3 153 (11.98%) Banking
4 75 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 67 (5.25%) Retail Banking
6 36 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.66%) Marketing
8 28 (2.19%) Electronics
9 27 (2.11%) Legal
10 24 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.57%) Publishing
12 17 (1.33%) Advertising
13 13 (1.02%) Games
14 8 (0.63%) Local Government
15 5 (0.39%) French Language
16 4 (0.31%) Automotive
16 4 (0.31%) Back Office
17 3 (0.23%) Front Office
18 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (28.66%) .NET
2 118 (9.24%) AngularJS
3 116 (9.08%) HTML
4 110 (8.61%) Web Services
5 94 (7.36%) CSS
6 90 (7.05%) Node.js
7 86 (6.73%) REST
8 84 (6.58%) Spring
9 73 (5.72%) Hibernate
10 65 (5.09%) J2EE
11 57 (4.46%) ASP.NET
12 55 (4.31%) XML
13 53 (4.15%) Middleware
14 45 (3.52%) RESTful
15 43 (3.37%) SOAP
16 42 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (2.90%) .NET Framework
18 35 (2.74%) HTML5
19 34 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
20 32 (2.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
2 122 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 74 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (5.72%) User Experience
5 70 (5.48%) Management Information System
6 65 (5.09%) Algorithms
6 65 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (4.39%) Mobile App
8 53 (4.15%) Data Centre
9 25 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.80%) Fintech
11 22 (1.72%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.64%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.10%) Streaming Video
16 13 (1.02%) iPad
17 12 (0.94%) Graphic Design
18 10 (0.78%) Clustering
18 10 (0.78%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 90 (7.05%) Windows
2 89 (6.97%) Unix
3 59 (4.62%) Linux
4 16 (1.25%) Android
4 16 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.94%) Solaris
6 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.39%) CentOS
9 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.078%) Debian
12 1 (0.078%) VMS
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (20.75%) Scrum
3 195 (15.27%) Technical Architecture
4 167 (13.08%) Kanban
5 155 (12.14%) TDD
6 143 (11.20%) SOA
7 139 (10.88%) Presales
8 135 (10.57%) DevOps
9 133 (10.42%) TOGAF
10 125 (9.79%) Migration
11 124 (9.71%) Project Management
11 124 (9.71%) SDLC
12 113 (8.85%) MVC
13 105 (8.22%) Mentoring
14 104 (8.14%) UML
15 100 (7.83%) Microservices
16 99 (7.75%) OO
17 91 (7.13%) High Availability
18 90 (7.05%) Test Automation
19 86 (6.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 440 (34.46%) Java
2 234 (18.32%) SQL
3 212 (16.60%) C#
4 170 (13.31%) JavaScript
5 106 (8.30%) Python
6 94 (7.36%) PHP
7 76 (5.95%) C++
8 57 (4.46%) Perl
9 49 (3.84%) C
10 45 (3.52%) Ruby
11 31 (2.43%) Scala
12 25 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.64%) X++
15 18 (1.41%) Apex Code
16 16 (1.25%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.78%) Elixir
18 9 (0.70%) Go
19 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 170 (13.31%) Degree
2 64 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (4.54%) Master's Degree
4 43 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 27 (2.11%) MCSE
7 24 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.70%) CCNA
12 5 (0.39%) VCAP
13 4 (0.31%) CCIE
13 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.31%) MCP
13 4 (0.31%) VCDX
14 3 (0.23%) CCNP
14 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.23%) MCITP
15 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.52%) QA
2 36 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.41%) WCAG
4 15 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.94%) SLA
6 10 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.55%) GCP
9 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.39%) PSD2
9 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.31%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.23%) GDPR
12 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
12 2 (0.16%) MiFID
12 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (5.25%) Docker
2 46 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 42 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.86%) Firmware
6 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.47%) XenApp
7 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.31%) vSphere
9 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.16%) HDFS
11 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.078%) Postfix
11 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.51%) Puppet
3 23 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.02%) SCCM
5 6 (0.47%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.47%) Mesos
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.39%) Terraform
7 4 (0.31%) Ansible
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.31%) MOM
8 3 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.23%) SCOM
8 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.23%) WSUS
9 2 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 244 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 243 (19.03%) Oracle
3 86 (6.73%) SAP
4 67 (5.25%) VMware
5 49 (3.84%) Murex
6 44 (3.45%) Cisco
6 44 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.74%) Citrix
8 21 (1.64%) Google
8 21 (1.64%) TIBCO
9 19 (1.49%) IBM
10 18 (1.41%) Adobe
11 16 (1.25%) HP
12 15 (1.17%) Cognizant
13 12 (0.94%) NetApp
14 10 (0.78%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.70%) Cadence
16 6 (0.47%) CA
16 6 (0.47%) Informatica
16 6 (0.47%) Red Hat