Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 402 437 419
Rank change year-on-year +35 -18 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 1,275 1,271 1,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.76% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 852 910 1,140
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,988
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +17 1,156 £75,000 - 194
UK excluding London +62 662 £70,000 +7.69% 128
London -19 541 £80,000 - 83
South East +27 168 £70,000 +7.69% 21
Midlands +33 140 £70,000 +9.38% 32
North of England +26 137 £75,000 +17.65% 36
West Midlands +45 114 £70,000 +12.00% 19
South West +12 91 £70,000 +3.70% 16
North West +15 75 £70,000 +14.29% 22
East of England +17 69 £66,500 -1.48% 6
Yorkshire +34 57 £75,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland +6 34 £75,000 +11.11% 11
Wales +9 29 £58,000 +28.89% 3
East Midlands -17 25 £80,000 +25.00% 12
North East -12 5 £65,000 +47.73% 5

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 557 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (33.18%) Java
3 405 (31.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 393 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
5 299 (23.45%) Microsoft
6 295 (23.14%) Finance
7 257 (20.16%) Technical Architecture
8 255 (20.00%) C#
9 241 (18.90%) .NET
10 230 (18.04%) Presales
11 229 (17.96%) SQL Server
12 209 (16.39%) JavaScript
13 207 (16.24%) Microservices
14 192 (15.06%) DevOps
15 177 (13.88%) SQL
16 172 (13.49%) Degree
17 154 (12.08%) Scrum
18 153 (12.00%) Mentoring
19 149 (11.69%) SOA
20 145 (11.37%) Windows
21 144 (11.29%) HTML
22 142 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
23 133 (10.43%) TOGAF
24 131 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
25 125 (9.80%) Active Directory
25 125 (9.80%) Project Management
26 121 (9.49%) Data Centre
27 119 (9.33%) VMware
28 116 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
29 115 (9.02%) Oracle

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 51 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.69%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 35 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 27 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.04%) JBoss
8 21 (1.65%) IIS
8 21 (1.65%) MQSeries
9 19 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (1.33%) CMS
11 14 (1.10%) Apache
11 14 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.02%) Confluence
13 9 (0.71%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.63%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.63%) SAS
14 8 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.078%) Revit
5 1 (0.078%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 39 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.55%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.39%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.31%) SAP IBP
10 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.24%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.078%) Magento
12 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 405 (31.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (8.39%) Office 365
4 91 (7.14%) PaaS
4 91 (7.14%) SaaS
5 88 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 65 (5.10%) IaaS
7 58 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
8 51 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
9 37 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
10 23 (1.80%) OpenShift
11 22 (1.73%) Serverless
12 17 (1.33%) npm
13 14 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.63%) Force.com
16 8 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.08%) Network Security
2 40 (3.14%) Wireless
3 39 (3.06%) HTTP
4 32 (2.51%) WAN
5 27 (2.12%) Firewall
5 27 (2.12%) Internet
6 25 (1.96%) Unified Communications
7 22 (1.73%) LAN
8 21 (1.65%) NetScaler
9 20 (1.57%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.33%) Wireless Security
11 15 (1.18%) DNS
12 14 (1.10%) Skype
13 9 (0.71%) SSL
14 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.55%) VPN
16 6 (0.47%) DHCP
16 6 (0.47%) Wireshark
17 5 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 85 (6.67%) Big Data
4 75 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 60 (4.71%) Hadoop
6 58 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.51%) MySQL
8 30 (2.35%) DB2
9 24 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.65%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.57%) Couchbase
11 20 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (1.41%) SAP HANA
13 13 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.63%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 53 (4.16%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 30 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.20%) JIRA
6 22 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.57%) Maven
8 19 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (1.41%) Grunt
9 18 (1.41%) gulp
9 18 (1.41%) webpack
10 14 (1.10%) PostCSS
11 11 (0.86%) Ant
12 9 (0.71%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.55%) Gradle
13 7 (0.55%) Selenium
14 6 (0.47%) Hudson
14 6 (0.47%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 295 (23.14%) Finance
2 93 (7.29%) Retail
3 91 (7.14%) Banking
4 68 (5.33%) Marketing
5 65 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 61 (4.78%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.04%) Electronics
8 25 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.96%) Legal
9 21 (1.65%) German Language
10 19 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.41%) Advertising
12 17 (1.33%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.86%) Law
14 9 (0.71%) Publishing
15 8 (0.63%) Automotive
16 7 (0.55%) Front Office
17 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.31%) Billing
18 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (18.90%) .NET
2 144 (11.29%) HTML
3 115 (9.02%) CSS
4 111 (8.71%) Node.js
5 104 (8.16%) Web Services
6 102 (8.00%) Spring
7 100 (7.84%) REST
8 95 (7.45%) AngularJS
9 80 (6.27%) React
10 69 (5.41%) Middleware
11 66 (5.18%) J2EE
12 65 (5.10%) XML
13 59 (4.63%) ASP.NET
13 59 (4.63%) jQuery
14 56 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (4.08%) HTML5
15 52 (4.08%) SOAP
16 50 (3.92%) Entity Framework
17 47 (3.69%) Spring Boot
18 45 (3.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 99 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
4 79 (6.20%) User Experience
5 75 (5.88%) Fintech
6 54 (4.24%) Computer Science
7 50 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 46 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
9 45 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (3.45%) Public Cloud
11 39 (3.06%) N-Tier
12 36 (2.82%) Mobile App
13 33 (2.59%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.73%) Mainframe
15 21 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (1.49%) Data Structures
17 18 (1.41%) Algorithms
18 15 (1.18%) NHS
19 13 (1.02%) Clustering
20 12 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 145 (11.37%) Windows
2 94 (7.37%) Linux
3 86 (6.75%) Windows Server
4 73 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 39 (3.06%) Unix
8 26 (2.04%) AIX
8 26 (2.04%) Solaris
9 21 (1.65%) HPUX
10 15 (1.18%) Android
11 14 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.63%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.24%) CentOS
15 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.078%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (20.16%) Technical Architecture
3 230 (18.04%) Presales
4 207 (16.24%) Microservices
5 192 (15.06%) DevOps
6 154 (12.08%) Scrum
7 153 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 149 (11.69%) SOA
9 142 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (10.43%) TOGAF
11 131 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
12 125 (9.80%) Project Management
13 116 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
14 114 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 112 (8.78%) Test Automation
16 103 (8.08%) MVC
17 89 (6.98%) OO
18 87 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
19 83 (6.51%) Software Engineering
20 82 (6.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 423 (33.18%) Java
2 255 (20.00%) C#
3 209 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 177 (13.88%) SQL
5 55 (4.31%) Java 8
6 49 (3.84%) Python
7 43 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 42 (3.29%) Scala
9 34 (2.67%) C++
10 31 (2.43%) C
11 27 (2.12%) Apex Code
12 26 (2.04%) X++
13 24 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.88%) Ruby
14 18 (1.41%) PHP
15 11 (0.86%) ABAP
16 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.39%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.31%) Go
18 4 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 172 (13.49%) Degree
2 88 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (5.88%) MCSE
5 51 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (3.29%) MCP
7 38 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (2.67%) CCIE
9 31 (2.43%) CCNA
10 30 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (2.04%) CCNP
12 24 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
13 21 (1.65%) SC Cleared
14 17 (1.33%) CCIE Data Center
14 17 (1.33%) CCIE Service Provider
15 15 (1.18%) APMP
15 15 (1.18%) CISSP
16 10 (0.78%) EMC Certification
16 10 (0.78%) VCAP
16 10 (0.78%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.00%) QA
2 48 (3.76%) GDPR
3 23 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (1.02%) WCAG
7 9 (0.71%) SLA
8 8 (0.63%) PMO
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.078%) PSD2
12 1 (0.078%) SEPA
12 1 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 125 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.27%) Docker
3 70 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (2.20%) XenApp
6 26 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.71%) HDFS
9 7 (0.55%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.47%) vSphere
11 5 (0.39%) GPFS
11 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.24%) vCloud
14 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.51%) SCCM
3 28 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (1.96%) SCOrch
5 24 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 24 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 23 (1.80%) Puppet
7 20 (1.57%) SCVMM
8 19 (1.49%) Ansible
9 16 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.94%) SCOM
11 11 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.63%) Terraform
13 7 (0.55%) Oozie
14 4 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.24%) vRealize
16 2 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 299 (23.45%) Microsoft
2 119 (9.33%) VMware
3 115 (9.02%) Oracle
4 113 (8.86%) Google
5 112 (8.78%) SAP
6 105 (8.24%) Citrix
7 84 (6.59%) Cisco
8 49 (3.84%) HP
9 48 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (3.69%) IBM
11 46 (3.61%) NetApp
12 43 (3.37%) F5
13 42 (3.29%) Splunk
14 38 (2.98%) Red Hat
15 37 (2.90%) EMC
16 34 (2.67%) Dell
17 26 (2.04%) hybris
18 21 (1.65%) Juniper
19 18 (1.41%) Apple
20 17 (1.33%) Nintex