Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 396 405 437
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,042 1,274 1,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.81% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 808 853 910
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £73,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.39% +4.64%
10th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £103,250 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +15 948 £74,327 -0.90% 183
UK excluding London +9 577 £65,000 -7.14% 128
London -16 370 £85,000 +6.25% 70
South East +27 152 £62,500 -13.79% 35
North of England +39 145 £62,500 -16.67% 39
Midlands +35 133 £62,500 -10.71% 21
West Midlands +44 116 £62,500 -10.71% 18
East of England +76 74 £75,000 +12.78% 8
Yorkshire +20 74 £62,500 -16.67% 15
South West -10 58 £71,250 +1.79% 10
North West +21 56 £64,500 -7.86% 19
North East +25 15 £61,000 -6.15% 5
East Midlands +16 12 £62,500 -21.88% 3
Scotland -7 11 £60,000 -20.00% 10
Wales -24 2 £70,000 +20.69%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 5

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 424 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (37.04%) Azure
3 278 (26.68%) AWS
4 261 (25.05%) Microsoft
5 244 (23.42%) Finance
6 236 (22.65%) Technical Architecture
7 212 (20.35%) DevOps
8 209 (20.06%) Java
9 191 (18.33%) Microservices
10 151 (14.49%) Data Centre
11 146 (14.01%) SQL Server
11 146 (14.01%) Windows
12 135 (12.96%) .NET
13 134 (12.86%) TOGAF
14 131 (12.57%) SQL
15 129 (12.38%) VMware
16 127 (12.19%) Enterprise Architecture
17 126 (12.09%) Active Directory
18 123 (11.80%) Degree
19 122 (11.71%) C#
20 121 (11.61%) Migration
21 113 (10.84%) Mentoring
22 108 (10.36%) Presales
23 107 (10.27%) JavaScript
24 106 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
25 105 (10.08%) Public Cloud
26 104 (9.98%) Linux
26 104 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
27 102 (9.79%) IT Strategy
28 96 (9.21%) Scrum

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 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.88%) Skype for Business
3 22 (2.11%) Confluence
4 19 (1.82%) JBoss
5 18 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.34%) CMS
8 13 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.15%) Apache
9 12 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.58%) IIS
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.38%) Mule
13 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.096%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.19%) Avolution ABACUS
4 2 (0.19%) Exstream
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.096%) RMDS
5 1 (0.096%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.096%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 386 (37.04%) Azure
2 278 (26.68%) AWS
3 94 (9.02%) Office 365
4 92 (8.83%) PaaS
5 78 (7.49%) IaaS
6 71 (6.81%) SaaS
7 67 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 64 (6.14%) GCP
9 39 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (3.17%) Serverless
11 17 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
13 13 (1.25%) OpenShift
14 11 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 10 (0.96%) Power Platform
16 7 (0.67%) PowerApps
17 6 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 6 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.48%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.72%) WAN
2 60 (5.76%) LAN
3 53 (5.09%) Firewall
4 39 (3.74%) Skype
5 34 (3.26%) SAN
6 32 (3.07%) VoIP
6 32 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (2.78%) PABX
8 27 (2.59%) Network Security
9 21 (2.02%) Unified Communications
10 17 (1.63%) Internet
11 15 (1.44%) VPN
12 14 (1.34%) MPLS
13 10 (0.96%) DNS
13 10 (0.96%) WLAN
14 9 (0.86%) NAS
15 7 (0.67%) DHCP
15 7 (0.67%) SSL
16 6 (0.58%) TCP/IP
17 5 (0.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.14%) Big Data
3 47 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 45 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 44 (4.22%) DB2
6 26 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.63%) SAP HANA
10 16 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.34%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.96%) Flink
15 9 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
15 9 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.98%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.78%) MSI
4 23 (2.21%) JIRA
5 21 (2.02%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.54%) Maven
8 9 (0.86%) Ant
8 9 (0.86%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.86%) Subversion
9 8 (0.77%) Android Studio
9 8 (0.77%) IntelliJ
9 8 (0.77%) JUnit
9 8 (0.77%) Travis CI
9 8 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.48%) GitLab
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.29%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.096%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.096%) SpecFlow
General
1 244 (23.42%) Finance
2 77 (7.39%) Public Sector
3 55 (5.28%) Banking
4 40 (3.84%) Manufacturing
5 34 (3.26%) Retail
6 16 (1.54%) Advertising
7 14 (1.34%) Front Office
7 14 (1.34%) Local Government
7 14 (1.34%) Marketing
8 13 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.15%) Games
10 10 (0.96%) Police
11 8 (0.77%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Automotive
12 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Law
13 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.096%) Environmental Health
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (12.96%) .NET
2 93 (8.93%) Web Services
3 63 (6.05%) AngularJS
4 51 (4.89%) CSS
5 43 (4.13%) J2EE
5 43 (4.13%) React
6 39 (3.74%) HTML
7 37 (3.55%) Node.js
8 35 (3.36%) .NET Framework
9 32 (3.07%) .NET Core
10 31 (2.98%) jQuery
10 31 (2.98%) REST
11 30 (2.88%) Spring
12 28 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (2.40%) J2SE
14 23 (2.21%) ASP.NET
14 23 (2.21%) Middleware
15 20 (1.92%) RESTful
16 19 (1.82%) SAP Basis
17 18 (1.73%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 151 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 105 (10.08%) Public Cloud
3 88 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (6.53%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (3.84%) User Experience
8 30 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 27 (2.59%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.30%) Clustering
10 24 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (2.02%) N-Tier
12 20 (1.92%) Mainframe
13 16 (1.54%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 14 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.96%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.77%) Blog
17 8 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.01%) Windows
2 104 (9.98%) Linux
3 42 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.74%) Unix
5 23 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.73%) Android
7 17 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.63%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.06%) AIX
9 8 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.19%) VME
13 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.096%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.096%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (22.65%) Technical Architecture
3 212 (20.35%) DevOps
4 191 (18.33%) Microservices
5 134 (12.86%) TOGAF
6 127 (12.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 121 (11.61%) Migration
8 113 (10.84%) Mentoring
9 108 (10.36%) Presales
10 106 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 102 (9.79%) IT Strategy
12 96 (9.21%) Scrum
13 90 (8.64%) ITIL
13 90 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (8.25%) Technical Leadership
16 82 (7.87%) Technology Roadmap
17 79 (7.58%) Architectural Design
18 78 (7.49%) SOA
19 68 (6.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 209 (20.06%) Java
2 131 (12.57%) SQL
3 122 (11.71%) C#
4 107 (10.27%) JavaScript
5 74 (7.10%) Python
6 27 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.50%) PHP
8 24 (2.30%) Ruby
9 22 (2.11%) Perl
10 21 (2.02%) Java 8
11 17 (1.63%) Scala
12 16 (1.54%) ABAP
13 13 (1.25%) C
14 12 (1.15%) Apex Code
15 11 (1.06%) C++
16 8 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.58%) Kotlin
19 5 (0.48%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 123 (11.80%) Degree
2 55 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (4.32%) TOGAF Certification
4 41 (3.93%) CCNA
5 40 (3.84%) Security Cleared
6 38 (3.65%) AWS Certification
7 36 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (3.36%) SC Cleared
9 33 (3.17%) MCSE
10 20 (1.92%) CCNP
11 11 (1.06%) CISSP
12 10 (0.96%) CCIE
12 10 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.96%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (0.77%) CCSP
14 8 (0.77%) CSSLP
14 8 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.77%) ISSAP
15 7 (0.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.45%) QA
2 15 (1.44%) SLA
3 13 (1.25%) PMO
4 11 (1.06%) GDPR
5 6 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 104 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 49 (4.70%) Docker
5 38 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.67%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.48%) HDFS
9 4 (0.38%) IAG
9 4 (0.38%) RACF
10 1 (0.096%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.096%) XenApp
10 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (8.73%) SCCM
2 52 (4.99%) Kubernetes
3 51 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (2.88%) Terraform
5 29 (2.78%) IBM BigFix
6 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (1.25%) Puppet
8 10 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.86%) WSUS
10 8 (0.77%) Ansible
11 7 (0.67%) SCOM
12 6 (0.58%) Oozie
12 6 (0.58%) vRealize
13 5 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.38%) CASB
14 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.19%) Kibana
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 2 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 261 (25.05%) Microsoft
2 129 (12.38%) VMware
3 87 (8.35%) Oracle
4 83 (7.97%) Citrix
5 79 (7.58%) SAP
6 61 (5.85%) IBM
7 47 (4.51%) Google
8 35 (3.36%) Cisco
9 29 (2.78%) Aruba
10 26 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (2.30%) Informatica
11 24 (2.30%) WorldPay
12 19 (1.82%) F5
13 18 (1.73%) MuleSoft
14 15 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.44%) HP
15 13 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 12 (1.15%) Sparx
17 10 (0.96%) JD Edwards
17 10 (0.96%) Juniper