Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Architecture
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 377 342 363
Rank change year-on-year -35 +21 +55
Permanent jobs citing Technical Architecture 470 1,140 1,318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.91% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.99% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 463 878 921
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £40,000 £47,125 £42,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 58,692 115,511 137,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,378 92,513 110,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Architecture.

Salary trend for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Architecture in the UK

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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 -47 419 £75,000 +5.63% 113
UK excluding London -43 253 £65,000 -3.70% 75
London +10 172 £80,000 -5.88% 46
South East -3 90 £70,000 +7.69% 17
Work from Home -29 77 £80,000 +12.28% 20
South West +27 47 £60,000 -7.69% 9
Midlands +19 46 £68,250 +1.11% 15
North of England +35 44 £67,500 -3.57% 18
West Midlands +9 32 £57,500 -14.81% 12
East of England +76 22 £78,500 +1.29% 8
Yorkshire +30 18 £70,000 +5.66% 4
North West +47 16 £77,500 +3.33% 12
East Midlands +64 14 £75,000 +15.38% 3
North East +24 10 £50,000 -10.09% 2
Scotland +13 8 £53,250 -11.25% 7
Wales +39 2 £41,250 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 235 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (31.49%) Azure
3 142 (30.21%) AWS
4 108 (22.98%) Java
5 104 (22.13%) Finance
6 96 (20.43%) DevOps
7 94 (20.00%) .NET
8 87 (18.51%) JavaScript
9 80 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 77 (16.38%) Microsoft
11 75 (15.96%) SQL
11 75 (15.96%) Microservices
12 71 (15.11%) Scrum
13 67 (14.26%) TOGAF
14 66 (14.04%) C#
14 66 (14.04%) CSS
15 62 (13.19%) Project Delivery
16 59 (12.55%) Web Services
16 59 (12.55%) SaaS
17 56 (11.91%) Windows
18 51 (10.85%) Service Management
18 51 (10.85%) PaaS
19 49 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (10.43%) Presales
20 48 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
21 47 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (9.79%) Linux
23 45 (9.57%) ITIL
23 45 (9.57%) SQL Server
24 44 (9.36%) User Experience

Technical Architecture
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 30 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.47%) Confluence
3 17 (3.62%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.98%) Apache
5 13 (2.77%) Drupal
6 12 (2.55%) CMS
7 7 (1.49%) IIS
8 5 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.85%) nginx
10 3 (0.64%) JBoss
10 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.43%) SAS
11 2 (0.43%) TPMS
11 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 13 (2.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.85%) Eikon
3 4 (0.85%) SAP SCM
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.64%) Shopify
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 148 (31.49%) Azure
2 142 (30.21%) AWS
3 59 (12.55%) SaaS
4 51 (10.85%) PaaS
5 34 (7.23%) Office 365
6 27 (5.74%) IaaS
7 23 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (4.89%) GCP
8 11 (2.34%) Serverless
9 9 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.49%) GitHub
10 7 (1.49%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.28%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) VPN
2 12 (2.55%) DNS
3 9 (1.91%) SSL
4 7 (1.49%) Firewall
4 7 (1.49%) WAN
5 6 (1.28%) Internet
5 6 (1.28%) LAN
6 5 (1.06%) MPLS
6 5 (1.06%) Parlay
7 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.85%) Wireless
8 3 (0.64%) 4G
8 3 (0.64%) 5G
8 3 (0.64%) Broadband
8 3 (0.64%) SAN
8 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.43%) IPsec
9 2 (0.43%) RTP
9 2 (0.43%) VLAN
9 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.09%) MySQL
3 32 (6.81%) Big Data
4 24 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.13%) Data Lake
6 10 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.28%) Blockchain
8 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.28%) Power BI
8 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (4.68%) JIRA
2 17 (3.62%) Bitbucket
3 14 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.70%) Postman
6 6 (1.28%) JUnit
7 4 (0.85%) Ant
7 4 (0.85%) Maven
7 4 (0.85%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.43%) GitLab
9 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.43%) Spinnaker
9 2 (0.43%) Subversion
10 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.21%) Gradle
10 1 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (22.13%) Finance
2 39 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 33 (7.02%) Public Sector
4 31 (6.60%) Marketing
5 24 (5.11%) Banking
5 24 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.04%) Electronics
7 17 (3.62%) Back Office
8 16 (3.40%) Retail
9 14 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (2.34%) Aerospace
10 11 (2.34%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.91%) French Language
12 6 (1.28%) Local Government
13 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.06%) Law
14 3 (0.64%) Games
14 3 (0.64%) Military
15 2 (0.43%) Billing
15 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 226 (48.09%) Architect
2 100 (21.28%) Solutions Architect
3 65 (13.83%) Developer
4 56 (11.91%) Technical Architect
5 45 (9.57%) Consultant
6 36 (7.66%) Lead Architect
7 27 (5.74%) Technical Leader
8 26 (5.53%) Technical Consultant
9 23 (4.89%) AWS Architect
9 23 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (4.89%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.04%) Senior Architect
11 18 (3.83%) Enterprise Architect
11 18 (3.83%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.62%) .NET Architect
13 16 (3.40%) Pega Architect
13 16 (3.40%) Systems Architect
14 15 (3.19%) Azure Architect
14 15 (3.19%) Digital Architect
15 14 (2.98%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (20.00%) .NET
2 66 (14.04%) CSS
3 59 (12.55%) Web Services
4 43 (9.15%) HTML
5 41 (8.72%) React
6 40 (8.51%) XML
7 32 (6.81%) .NET Core
8 29 (6.17%) jQuery
9 28 (5.96%) Node.js
10 27 (5.74%) REST
11 26 (5.53%) Spring
12 25 (5.32%) J2EE
13 24 (5.11%) AngularJS
14 22 (4.68%) .NET Framework
15 21 (4.47%) SOAP
16 18 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (3.62%) JSP
17 17 (3.62%) Kafka
18 16 (3.40%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (9.36%) User Experience
3 30 (6.38%) N-Tier
4 25 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.83%) Public Cloud
7 17 (3.62%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.91%) CMDB
10 9 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.06%) PlayStation
13 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.85%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.91%) Windows
2 46 (9.79%) Linux
3 21 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.06%) Unix
5 4 (0.85%) Android
6 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Debian
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (20.43%) DevOps
3 80 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
4 75 (15.96%) Microservices
5 71 (15.11%) Scrum
6 67 (14.26%) TOGAF
7 62 (13.19%) Project Delivery
8 51 (10.85%) Service Management
9 49 (10.43%) Presales
10 48 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (9.57%) ITIL
13 41 (8.72%) SOA
14 39 (8.30%) Project Management
15 38 (8.09%) Collaborative Working
15 38 (8.09%) OO
16 37 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (7.87%) Test Automation
17 36 (7.66%) IT Strategy
18 34 (7.23%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.98%) Java
2 87 (18.51%) JavaScript
3 75 (15.96%) SQL
4 66 (14.04%) C#
5 29 (6.17%) Python
6 27 (5.74%) PHP
7 24 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.26%) C
8 20 (4.26%) Go
9 14 (2.98%) Scala
9 14 (2.98%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.77%) Java 8
11 12 (2.55%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.91%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.49%) Ruby
13 7 (1.49%) XPath
14 4 (0.85%) C++
14 4 (0.85%) ES6
14 4 (0.85%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 43 (9.15%) Degree
2 34 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.34%) TOGAF Certification
5 8 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.06%) PMP
7 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.64%) CISM
8 3 (0.64%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CASP
9 2 (0.43%) CISA
9 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.21%) CEH
10 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.62%) GDPR
3 12 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.34%) NIST
5 10 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.91%) QA
7 7 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.85%) NCSC
9 3 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.64%) SLA
10 2 (0.43%) IFRS
10 2 (0.43%) ITGC
10 2 (0.43%) MiFID
11 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.34%) Docker
4 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (7.66%) Terraform
2 19 (4.04%) Ansible
3 9 (1.91%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.43%) Istio
7 2 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.43%) Puppet
7 2 (0.43%) SCCM
7 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.21%) MIIS
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
3 31 (6.60%) SAP
4 29 (6.17%) Oracle
5 24 (5.11%) VMware
6 16 (3.40%) Pega
7 15 (3.19%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.98%) MuleSoft
9 13 (2.77%) Nintex
9 13 (2.77%) Sparx
10 11 (2.34%) HP
10 11 (2.34%) Solace
11 10 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.91%) Adobe
12 9 (1.91%) BMC
12 9 (1.91%) Google
12 9 (1.91%) Remedy
13 8 (1.70%) Cisco
14 7 (1.49%) IBM
14 7 (1.49%) Meraki