Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 408 424
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Architect 886 1,125 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 705 789 907
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £51,228 £54,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £103,250 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +3 831 £72,500 -3.33% 140
UK excluding London +27 534 £65,000 -7.14% 108
London -51 311 £85,000 +3.03% 51
South East +84 174 £65,500 -6.43% 31
North of England +75 115 £61,000 -18.67% 18
Midlands -33 109 £62,500 -7.03% 16
West Midlands -30 97 £62,500 - 12
East of England +94 79 £76,250 +14.66% 14
Yorkshire +47 58 £60,000 -17.24% 6
North West +41 46 £70,000 -6.67% 10
South West -24 32 £67,500 -3.57% 10
Scotland +25 20 £70,000 -8.20% 13
East Midlands +10 12 £65,500 -12.67% 4
North East +19 11 £54,486 -33.96% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 2
Wales -29 2 £70,000 +3.70% 4

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 349 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (38.60%) Azure
3 235 (26.52%) Microsoft
4 202 (22.80%) AWS
5 179 (20.20%) Java
6 164 (18.51%) DevOps
7 162 (18.28%) .NET
8 161 (18.17%) Finance
8 161 (18.17%) Technical Architecture
9 144 (16.25%) SQL
10 143 (16.14%) C#
11 139 (15.69%) Microservices
12 133 (15.01%) SQL Server
13 131 (14.79%) Data Centre
14 128 (14.45%) Windows
15 122 (13.77%) JavaScript
16 115 (12.98%) PaaS
17 111 (12.53%) VMware
18 102 (11.51%) Scrum
19 98 (11.06%) IT Strategy
20 97 (10.95%) SOA
21 95 (10.72%) IaaS
22 92 (10.38%) Web Services
23 89 (10.05%) Active Directory
23 89 (10.05%) Mentoring
24 87 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
25 86 (9.71%) TOGAF
26 83 (9.37%) Linux
27 82 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 82 (9.26%) Presales

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 80 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 26 (2.93%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.37%) Confluence
5 17 (1.92%) JBoss
6 16 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.69%) CMS
8 14 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.58%) Red Hat Fuse
9 13 (1.47%) Apache
10 10 (1.13%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.79%) IIS
11 7 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.68%) Mule
13 5 (0.56%) Drupal
13 5 (0.56%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.23%) Avolution ABACUS
6 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 342 (38.60%) Azure
2 202 (22.80%) AWS
3 115 (12.98%) PaaS
4 95 (10.72%) IaaS
5 78 (8.80%) Office 365
5 78 (8.80%) SaaS
6 58 (6.55%) GCP
7 27 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
8 26 (2.93%) Serverless
9 23 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (1.81%) Power Platform
11 15 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
12 12 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 11 (1.24%) Boomi
14 9 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 8 (0.90%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.79%) Force.com
16 7 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.77%) SAN
2 42 (4.74%) Firewall
3 26 (2.93%) WAN
4 20 (2.26%) LAN
5 15 (1.69%) Network Security
5 15 (1.69%) Skype
6 13 (1.47%) DNS
7 11 (1.24%) NetScaler
8 10 (1.13%) SSL
8 10 (1.13%) Unified Communications
9 9 (1.02%) Intranet
10 8 (0.90%) NAS
10 8 (0.90%) VPN
11 6 (0.68%) Internet
12 5 (0.56%) HTTP
12 5 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (0.45%) DHCP
13 4 (0.45%) MPLS
13 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.97%) Big Data
2 44 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.27%) NoSQL
4 24 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 24 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.03%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.69%) Power BI
7 15 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.24%) MySQL
10 11 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
10 11 (1.24%) QlikView
11 10 (1.13%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.13%) Apache Kudu
11 10 (1.13%) Flink
11 10 (1.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 47 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.60%) JIRA
4 14 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.58%) Maven
5 13 (1.47%) Subversion
5 13 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.24%) Ant
7 9 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.02%) Grunt
7 9 (1.02%) gulp
7 9 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.90%) Android Studio
8 8 (0.90%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.90%) JUnit
8 8 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.90%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.68%) Bower
10 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 161 (18.17%) Finance
2 52 (5.87%) Banking
3 49 (5.53%) Retail
4 44 (4.97%) Public Sector
5 30 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.26%) Marketing
7 15 (1.69%) Local Government
8 11 (1.24%) Police
9 8 (0.90%) Legal
9 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.45%) Games
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (18.28%) .NET
2 92 (10.38%) Web Services
3 64 (7.22%) CSS
4 51 (5.76%) AngularJS
5 50 (5.64%) HTML
5 50 (5.64%) jQuery
6 43 (4.85%) .NET Core
7 42 (4.74%) React
8 39 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 39 (4.40%) Spring
9 36 (4.06%) J2EE
10 34 (3.84%) REST
11 33 (3.72%) Kafka
12 32 (3.61%) .NET Framework
13 30 (3.39%) XML
14 29 (3.27%) Node.js
15 25 (2.82%) ASP.NET
15 25 (2.82%) HTML5
16 24 (2.71%) Entity Framework
17 23 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.79%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.45%) Public Cloud
3 59 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (5.98%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.93%) N-Tier
6 26 (2.93%) User Experience
7 23 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.26%) Algorithms
10 19 (2.14%) Clustering
11 17 (1.92%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.58%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.58%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.47%) Blog
14 10 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.79%) FMCG
17 6 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 128 (14.45%) Windows
2 83 (9.37%) Linux
3 47 (5.30%) Unix
4 39 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.47%) Android
8 12 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.34%) AIX
12 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (18.51%) DevOps
3 161 (18.17%) Technical Architecture
4 139 (15.69%) Microservices
5 102 (11.51%) Scrum
6 98 (11.06%) IT Strategy
7 97 (10.95%) SOA
8 89 (10.05%) Mentoring
9 87 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
10 86 (9.71%) TOGAF
11 82 (9.26%) Presales
11 82 (9.26%) Technical Leadership
12 81 (9.14%) Migration
13 72 (8.13%) TDD
14 70 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
15 66 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (7.11%) Analytics
17 60 (6.77%) Technology Roadmap
18 51 (5.76%) Test Automation
19 49 (5.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 179 (20.20%) Java
2 144 (16.25%) SQL
3 143 (16.14%) C#
4 122 (13.77%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.42%) Python
6 36 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 19 (2.14%) Apex Code
8 15 (1.69%) Java 8
9 12 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.35%) PHP
10 11 (1.24%) Perl
11 10 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.02%) ABAP
12 9 (1.02%) C++
13 8 (0.90%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.68%) Scala
15 5 (0.56%) C
15 5 (0.56%) Korn
15 5 (0.56%) X++
16 4 (0.45%) RPG
Qualifications
1 71 (8.01%) Degree
2 32 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.05%) MCSE
5 25 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.26%) CCNA
7 15 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
8 11 (1.24%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.02%) CCNP
11 8 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.56%) CCIE
12 5 (0.56%) CISSP
13 3 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.34%) CISM
13 3 (0.34%) MBA
14 2 (0.23%) CCIE Data Center
14 2 (0.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.84%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) GDPR
2 11 (1.24%) PMO
3 8 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.90%) SLA
4 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) NCSC
5 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 82 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (2.71%) Docker
6 16 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.13%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.13%) HDFS
8 4 (0.45%) IAG
8 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.34%) XenApp
9 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.23%) RACF
10 2 (0.23%) vSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 57 (6.43%) SCCM
2 35 (3.95%) Terraform
3 28 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 28 (3.16%) WSUS
4 16 (1.81%) Ansible
5 15 (1.69%) Puppet
6 10 (1.13%) Oozie
7 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.68%) vRealize
10 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.56%) Nagios
10 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.34%) Kibana
11 3 (0.34%) Pacemaker
11 3 (0.34%) SCOM
11 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 235 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 111 (12.53%) VMware
3 74 (8.35%) Citrix
4 67 (7.56%) Oracle
5 51 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (5.64%) Google
7 37 (4.18%) SAP
8 28 (3.16%) Cisco
8 28 (3.16%) IBM
9 21 (2.37%) MuleSoft
9 21 (2.37%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.69%) F5
11 13 (1.47%) WorldPay
12 12 (1.35%) Tableau
13 11 (1.24%) Dell
13 11 (1.24%) HP
14 9 (1.02%) Talend
14 9 (1.02%) Veeam
15 8 (0.90%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.90%) Juniper