Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 425 441
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,349 1,284 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 903 957 1,089
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £55,250 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 163,095 170,091 191,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,470 137,314 161,223
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +10 1,203 £75,000 +3.45% 138
London +11 641 £80,000 - 75
UK excluding London +28 607 £70,000 +7.69% 74
North of England +46 153 £70,000 +3.70% 19
South East +32 150 £70,000 +7.69% 12
Midlands 0 95 £77,500 +19.23% 20
North West +25 77 £70,000 - 16
East of England +7 75 £72,500 +9.43% 4
South West -31 75 £70,000 +7.69% 8
West Midlands +18 68 £70,000 +16.67% 11
Yorkshire +37 67 £75,000 +11.11% 2
Scotland +16 48 £60,000 -6.98% 7
East Midlands +1 24 £77,500 +10.71% 9
Wales +7 15 £58,000 +31.52% 2
North East - 8 £52,500 - 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 512 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (28.32%) Java
4 357 (26.46%) Amazon AWS
5 338 (25.06%) Microsoft
6 300 (22.24%) Presales
7 298 (22.09%) Finance
8 265 (19.64%) .NET
9 248 (18.38%) Technical Architecture
10 229 (16.98%) Degree
11 223 (16.53%) C#
12 213 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 197 (14.60%) Windows
14 195 (14.46%) SQL
15 193 (14.31%) JavaScript
16 169 (12.53%) VMware
17 167 (12.38%) Data Centre
18 163 (12.08%) Microservices
19 161 (11.93%) Mentoring
20 156 (11.56%) DevOps
21 154 (11.42%) Active Directory
22 148 (10.97%) SOA
23 147 (10.90%) Project Management
24 143 (10.60%) TOGAF
24 143 (10.60%) Office 365
25 141 (10.45%) Big Data
26 138 (10.23%) Citrix
27 137 (10.16%) HTML
28 134 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
29 131 (9.71%) 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 57 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.56%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.26%) IIS
4 37 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 29 (2.15%) Apache
6 27 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 26 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.63%) JBoss
9 20 (1.48%) CMS
10 19 (1.41%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.96%) SAS
13 11 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.67%) Confluence
15 9 (0.67%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.67%) Ethereum
15 9 (0.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 49 (3.63%) Dynamics AX
2 42 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.15%) Magento
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.074%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 403 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 357 (26.46%) Amazon AWS
3 143 (10.60%) Office 365
4 97 (7.19%) SaaS
5 81 (6.00%) PaaS
6 75 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 65 (4.82%) IaaS
8 61 (4.52%) Dynamics 365
9 50 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (2.08%) npm
11 25 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
12 18 (1.33%) Force.com
13 16 (1.19%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 14 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (1.04%) Serverless
15 13 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
15 13 (0.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 10 (0.74%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.71%) HTTP
2 71 (5.26%) Wireless
3 54 (4.00%) Network Security
4 47 (3.48%) NetScaler
5 45 (3.34%) Unified Communications
6 41 (3.04%) WAN
7 38 (2.82%) Wireless Security
8 33 (2.45%) LAN
9 32 (2.37%) Firewall
10 24 (1.78%) TCP/IP
11 20 (1.48%) DNS
11 20 (1.48%) Internet
12 17 (1.26%) SSL
13 16 (1.19%) Wireshark
14 14 (1.04%) Kerberos
14 14 (1.04%) SAN
15 13 (0.96%) VPN
16 12 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (0.82%) SMS
17 11 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 141 (10.45%) Big Data
3 99 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 61 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 60 (4.45%) Hadoop
6 41 (3.04%) RDBMS
7 30 (2.22%) MySQL
8 26 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (1.70%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.41%) DB2
10 19 (1.41%) SAP HANA
11 18 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.11%) Blockchain
14 14 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (1.04%) Impala
14 14 (1.04%) Sqoop
15 13 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 49 (3.63%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 32 (2.37%) webpack
4 31 (2.30%) TeamCity
5 30 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (2.15%) Grunt
6 29 (2.15%) gulp
7 28 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.78%) PostCSS
9 22 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (1.33%) JIRA
11 14 (1.04%) Fiddler
11 14 (1.04%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.67%) Maven
13 7 (0.52%) Selenium
14 5 (0.37%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.37%) Gradle
14 5 (0.37%) NUnit
14 5 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 298 (22.09%) Finance
2 128 (9.49%) Retail
3 120 (8.90%) Banking
4 70 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 70 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.78%) Marketing
6 48 (3.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 37 (2.74%) German Language
8 33 (2.45%) Italian Language
9 29 (2.15%) Advertising
10 21 (1.56%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.33%) Legal
12 13 (0.96%) Electronics
13 12 (0.89%) Automotive
14 9 (0.67%) Games
15 7 (0.52%) Billing
16 6 (0.44%) Law
16 6 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.37%) Military
18 4 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (19.64%) .NET
2 137 (10.16%) HTML
3 122 (9.04%) CSS
4 108 (8.01%) REST
5 102 (7.56%) Node.js
5 102 (7.56%) Web Services
6 83 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 75 (5.56%) React
7 75 (5.56%) Spring
8 69 (5.11%) XML
9 62 (4.60%) ASP.NET
10 55 (4.08%) jQuery
11 54 (4.00%) RESTful
12 52 (3.85%) Ajax
13 51 (3.78%) J2EE
13 51 (3.78%) SOAP
14 47 (3.48%) Kafka
14 47 (3.48%) Middleware
15 42 (3.11%) Entity Framework
16 40 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 167 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 99 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
3 86 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (5.63%) User Experience
5 64 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 59 (4.37%) Mobile App
7 57 (4.23%) Fintech
8 56 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
8 56 (4.15%) Public Cloud
9 37 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (2.37%) N-Tier
12 24 (1.78%) NHS
13 23 (1.70%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.63%) Algorithms
15 21 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
16 20 (1.48%) Clustering
16 20 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
17 19 (1.41%) Data Structures
17 19 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 197 (14.60%) Windows
2 121 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 108 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (7.78%) Linux
5 90 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 42 (3.11%) Unix
8 17 (1.26%) AIX
9 13 (0.96%) HPUX
9 13 (0.96%) Solaris
10 11 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.74%) Android
12 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.22%) CentOS
17 2 (0.15%) Debian
17 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (22.24%) Presales
3 248 (18.38%) Technical Architecture
4 163 (12.08%) Microservices
5 161 (11.93%) Mentoring
6 156 (11.56%) DevOps
7 148 (10.97%) SOA
8 147 (10.90%) Project Management
9 143 (10.60%) TOGAF
10 134 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (9.71%) Enterprise Architecture
12 125 (9.27%) Scrum
13 122 (9.04%) Customer Requirements
14 119 (8.82%) Test Automation
15 114 (8.45%) Analytics
16 102 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
17 101 (7.49%) SDLC
18 100 (7.41%) MVC
19 97 (7.19%) TDD
20 93 (6.89%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 382 (28.32%) Java
2 223 (16.53%) C#
3 195 (14.46%) SQL
4 193 (14.31%) JavaScript
5 67 (4.97%) Python
6 47 (3.48%) T-SQL
7 45 (3.34%) C++
8 39 (2.89%) Java 8
9 38 (2.82%) Scala
10 31 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 27 (2.00%) Apex Code
11 27 (2.00%) PHP
11 27 (2.00%) Ruby
12 26 (1.93%) X++
13 20 (1.48%) C
14 18 (1.33%) Go
15 15 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.04%) ABAP
17 13 (0.96%) VBScript
18 8 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 229 (16.98%) Degree
2 109 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 99 (7.34%) MCSE
5 86 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (5.19%) CCNA
7 69 (5.11%) CCIE
8 67 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (3.26%) MCP
10 42 (3.11%) CCNP
11 35 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 33 (2.45%) CCIE Data Center
12 33 (2.45%) CCIE Service Provider
13 32 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
14 24 (1.78%) SC Cleared
15 21 (1.56%) EMC Certification
15 21 (1.56%) VCAP
15 21 (1.56%) VCDX
16 14 (1.04%) PhD
17 13 (0.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.93%) QA
2 34 (2.52%) GDPR
3 21 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.26%) WCAG
5 16 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.59%) PMO
8 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.15%) SLA
11 1 (0.074%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.074%) MiFID
11 1 (0.074%) PSD2
11 1 (0.074%) SEPA
11 1 (0.074%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 154 (11.42%) Active Directory
2 94 (6.97%) Hyper-V
3 93 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (4.00%) Docker
5 53 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 50 (3.71%) XenApp
7 45 (3.34%) XenDesktop
8 43 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.11%) HDFS
10 14 (1.04%) Apache Flume
10 14 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.82%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.59%) vSphere
13 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.22%) NFS
13 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.15%) vCloud
14 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.074%) Firmware
15 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 46 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 44 (3.26%) SCCM
3 43 (3.19%) SCOrch
4 42 (3.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 42 (3.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 39 (2.89%) Kubernetes
6 24 (1.78%) Puppet
7 22 (1.63%) SCVMM
8 18 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.26%) Ansible
10 14 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
10 14 (1.04%) Oozie
11 7 (0.52%) SCOM
12 6 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.44%) Terraform
13 5 (0.37%) Kibana
14 4 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 338 (25.06%) Microsoft
2 169 (12.53%) VMware
3 138 (10.23%) Citrix
4 129 (9.56%) Cisco
5 117 (8.67%) Oracle
6 95 (7.04%) SAP
7 94 (6.97%) Google
8 81 (6.00%) F5
9 79 (5.86%) EMC
10 78 (5.78%) Splunk
11 76 (5.63%) NetApp
12 73 (5.41%) Dell
13 63 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
14 52 (3.85%) IBM
15 46 (3.41%) Red Hat
16 34 (2.52%) HP
17 30 (2.22%) Apple
18 24 (1.78%) Juniper
19 21 (1.56%) hybris
20 17 (1.26%) Nintex