Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 438 413
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1284 1361 1615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.71% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1091 1344
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
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 £77,500 £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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 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 +25 1233 £72,500 +3.57% 70
London +50 685 £80,000 +6.67% 35
UK excluding London -9 567 £65,000 - 36
South East +1 128 £65,000 - 11
North of England -19 127 £67,500 -3.57% 12
Midlands +34 121 £65,000 +18.18% 5
South West +36 88 £65,000 -3.70% 4
West Midlands +18 85 £60,000 +9.09% 1
East of England -15 77 £66,250 +6.00% 2
North West -32 72 £70,000 - 10
Yorkshire +5 55 £67,500 -3.57% 2
East Midlands +20 36 £70,000 +16.67% 4
Scotland +1 27 £64,500 -0.77% 1
Wales +1 10 £44,098 +3.76%
Northern Ireland -15 3 £60,000 +50.00% 1

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 556 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (35.12%) Java
3 383 (29.83%) .NET
4 260 (20.25%) Scrum
5 247 (19.24%) Finance
6 230 (17.91%) C#
7 220 (17.13%) Technical Architecture
8 211 (16.43%) Oracle
9 207 (16.12%) SQL
10 198 (15.42%) Microsoft
11 192 (14.95%) JavaScript
12 183 (14.25%) SOA
13 181 (14.10%) SQL Server
14 175 (13.63%) Degree
15 168 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
16 163 (12.69%) TOGAF
17 158 (12.31%) Banking
18 157 (12.23%) Retail
19 147 (11.45%) Kanban
20 144 (11.21%) TDD
21 141 (10.98%) Presales
22 137 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
23 134 (10.44%) MVC
24 130 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
25 129 (10.05%) Web Services
25 129 (10.05%) OO
26 120 (9.35%) AngularJS
27 119 (9.27%) HTML
28 118 (9.19%) Mentoring
29 115 (8.96%) UML

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 49 (3.82%) Tomcat
2 44 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.12%) CMS
4 22 (1.71%) Apache
4 22 (1.71%) Jetty
5 20 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (1.25%) Mule ESB
8 15 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.09%) JBoss
10 13 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.93%) IIS
12 11 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.47%) Mule
15 6 (0.47%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.93%) Acrobat
2 12 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (0.93%) PaintShop Pro
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 26 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.39%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (8.26%) SaaS
4 48 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (2.41%) Office 365
5 31 (2.41%) PaaS
6 24 (1.87%) Force.com
7 22 (1.71%) GitHub
8 17 (1.32%) iPaaS
9 15 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.17%) IaaS
10 13 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 9 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.47%) Route 53
12 6 (0.47%) Veeva
13 5 (0.39%) Taleo
14 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.28%) HTTP
2 49 (3.82%) Internet
3 40 (3.12%) Firewall
4 25 (1.95%) WAN
5 20 (1.56%) LAN
5 20 (1.56%) SAN
6 18 (1.40%) DNS
7 14 (1.09%) AMQP
8 8 (0.62%) SMS
9 7 (0.55%) MPLS
9 7 (0.55%) VPN
10 6 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.47%) SSL
11 5 (0.39%) Network Security
11 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.39%) VoIP
12 4 (0.31%) DMZ
12 4 (0.31%) LDAP
12 4 (0.31%) Skype
13 3 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.49%) Big Data
3 93 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 73 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.97%) MySQL
6 43 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 38 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 27 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (1.71%) SAP HANA
14 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.93%) Redis
16 12 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
17 11 (0.86%) Riak
Development Applications
1 61 (4.75%) Jenkins
2 48 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (3.66%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 23 (1.79%) webpack
7 21 (1.64%) gulp
8 20 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 20 (1.56%) Grunt
9 19 (1.48%) JIRA
10 15 (1.17%) PostCSS
11 10 (0.78%) Selenium
12 9 (0.70%) Maven
13 8 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.55%) AppVeyor
14 7 (0.55%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
16 5 (0.39%) GitLab
16 5 (0.39%) JUnit
16 5 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 247 (19.24%) Finance
2 158 (12.31%) Banking
3 157 (12.23%) Retail
4 48 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.58%) Marketing
5 46 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.04%) Retail Banking
7 32 (2.49%) Electronics
8 27 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (1.48%) Publishing
10 17 (1.32%) Legal
11 16 (1.25%) Advertising
12 12 (0.93%) Games
13 9 (0.70%) Back Office
14 6 (0.47%) Local Government
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.31%) Front Office
16 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (29.83%) .NET
2 129 (10.05%) Web Services
3 120 (9.35%) AngularJS
4 119 (9.27%) HTML
5 114 (8.88%) CSS
6 108 (8.41%) REST
7 85 (6.62%) ASP.NET
8 80 (6.23%) Hibernate
8 80 (6.23%) Spring
9 78 (6.07%) XML
10 74 (5.76%) Node.js
11 65 (5.06%) SOAP
12 61 (4.75%) Middleware
13 60 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 60 (4.67%) WCF
14 52 (4.05%) J2EE
15 51 (3.97%) jQuery
16 47 (3.66%) HTML5
17 42 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (2.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 168 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
2 104 (8.10%) Computer Science
3 97 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
5 64 (4.98%) Management Information System
6 59 (4.60%) Mobile App
7 58 (4.52%) Algorithms
8 47 (3.66%) User Experience
9 38 (2.96%) Data Centre
10 35 (2.73%) Client/Server
11 31 (2.41%) N-Tier
12 30 (2.34%) Public Cloud
13 26 (2.02%) Data Structures
13 26 (2.02%) Fintech
14 23 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 21 (1.64%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.01%) Graphic Design
17 12 (0.93%) Streaming Video
18 9 (0.70%) iPad
19 8 (0.62%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 75 (5.84%) Windows
2 73 (5.69%) Unix
3 47 (3.66%) Linux
4 28 (2.18%) Android
5 17 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.78%) Solaris
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.16%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.078%) Debian
10 1 (0.078%) VMS
10 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (20.25%) Scrum
3 220 (17.13%) Technical Architecture
4 183 (14.25%) SOA
5 163 (12.69%) TOGAF
6 147 (11.45%) Kanban
7 144 (11.21%) TDD
8 141 (10.98%) Presales
9 134 (10.44%) MVC
10 129 (10.05%) OO
11 118 (9.19%) Mentoring
12 115 (8.96%) UML
13 111 (8.64%) DevOps
14 110 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
15 109 (8.49%) Test Automation
16 106 (8.26%) Project Management
17 102 (7.94%) Migration
18 89 (6.93%) IT Strategy
18 89 (6.93%) Zachman Framework
19 88 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (35.12%) Java
2 230 (17.91%) C#
3 207 (16.12%) SQL
4 192 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 80 (6.23%) Python
6 66 (5.14%) PHP
7 54 (4.21%) C++
8 45 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 41 (3.19%) Perl
10 29 (2.26%) C
10 29 (2.26%) Ruby
11 26 (2.02%) Scala
12 21 (1.64%) Apex Code
12 21 (1.64%) X++
13 19 (1.48%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.40%) VBA
15 9 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.62%) Go
16 8 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 175 (13.63%) Degree
2 61 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 41 (3.19%) Master's Degree
5 29 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.25%) MCSE
9 12 (0.93%) CCIE
10 8 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.55%) CCNP
12 6 (0.47%) CCNA
12 6 (0.47%) CISSP
13 5 (0.39%) CCSM
13 5 (0.39%) MCSA
14 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 35 (2.73%) QA
3 16 (1.25%) WCAG
4 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.55%) GCP
9 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.31%) GDPR
10 4 (0.31%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.23%) SLA
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
13 1 (0.078%) PMO
13 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (3.97%) Docker
2 36 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.01%) Firmware
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.23%) NFS
7 3 (0.23%) vSphere
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.078%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.078%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.078%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.79%) Puppet
3 16 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.86%) MOM
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.47%) Ansible
6 6 (0.47%) SCOM
7 5 (0.39%) Mesos
7 5 (0.39%) Terraform
8 4 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.23%) SCCM
10 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.078%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.078%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 211 (16.43%) Oracle
2 198 (15.42%) Microsoft
3 88 (6.85%) SAP
4 54 (4.21%) VMware
5 50 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (2.88%) Cisco
7 35 (2.73%) Murex
8 25 (1.95%) TIBCO
9 24 (1.87%) Adobe
10 23 (1.79%) IBM
11 20 (1.56%) Citrix
12 18 (1.40%) Google
13 16 (1.25%) hybris
14 15 (1.17%) Cognizant
15 11 (0.86%) Informatica
16 10 (0.78%) CheckPoint
17 9 (0.70%) Remedy
18 8 (0.62%) EMC
18 8 (0.62%) Juniper
18 8 (0.62%) Sybase