Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Architecture
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 380 370
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +94
Permanent jobs citing Technical Architecture 624 880 1,256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.84% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 455 677 843
10th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £43,650
25th Percentile £55,625 £57,500 £53,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £86,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £101,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -12 533 £72,500 -3.33% 109
UK excluding London +12 354 £65,000 -7.14% 58
London -13 184 £80,000 -11.11% 56
Work from Home -48 115 £75,000 -3.23% 21
South East +2 98 £70,000 -3.45% 9
South West +41 80 £65,000 - 11
North of England +41 63 £65,000 -13.33% 21
Midlands +23 63 £67,500 - 7
West Midlands +5 42 £55,000 -18.52% 5
East of England +30 40 £78,500 +4.67% 3
North West +31 34 £68,750 -14.06% 13
East Midlands +24 21 £75,000 +8.70% 2
North East +29 17 £65,000 +63.74% 5
Yorkshire -7 12 £37,500 -46.43% 3
Scotland -14 11 £44,000 -29.60% 5
Wales +31 3 £41,250 -46.77% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 264 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (29.97%) Azure
3 169 (27.08%) AWS
4 140 (22.44%) DevOps
5 118 (18.91%) Finance
6 112 (17.95%) Microsoft
7 111 (17.79%) Scrum
8 98 (15.71%) Enterprise Architecture
9 90 (14.42%) Web Services
10 88 (14.10%) SaaS
11 86 (13.78%) Degree
12 85 (13.62%) Java
13 77 (12.34%) JavaScript
13 77 (12.34%) .NET
14 73 (11.70%) Microservices
15 71 (11.38%) SQL
16 70 (11.22%) Software Engineering
17 69 (11.06%) ITIL
17 69 (11.06%) Presales
18 67 (10.74%) Big Data
18 67 (10.74%) Windows
19 66 (10.58%) CSS
20 65 (10.42%) C#
20 65 (10.42%) SQL Server
21 64 (10.26%) Coaching
22 63 (10.10%) Project Delivery
22 63 (10.10%) Oracle
23 62 (9.94%) Security Cleared
24 61 (9.78%) TOGAF
25 57 (9.13%) Mentoring

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 32 (5.13%) Apache Spark
2 31 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.17%) Confluence
4 17 (2.72%) CMS
4 17 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (2.08%) Drupal
6 12 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.96%) Apache
7 6 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.80%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.48%) nginx
10 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.48%) TPMS
11 2 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 19 (3.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (1.76%) SAP SCM
4 10 (1.60%) Shopify
5 7 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.64%) Eikon
9 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.32%) Magento
10 1 (0.16%) Maximo
10 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 187 (29.97%) Azure
2 169 (27.08%) AWS
3 88 (14.10%) SaaS
4 49 (7.85%) IaaS
4 49 (7.85%) PaaS
5 43 (6.89%) Microsoft 365
6 35 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (4.17%) GCP
8 17 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (2.08%) Serverless
10 12 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.60%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.44%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (1.28%) GitHub
14 8 (1.28%) Mailgun
15 5 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.64%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.41%) Internet
2 29 (4.65%) VPN
3 22 (3.53%) SSL
4 19 (3.04%) Firewall
5 14 (2.24%) Wireless
6 13 (2.08%) DNS
7 12 (1.92%) MPLS
8 8 (1.28%) SAN
9 7 (1.12%) WAN
10 6 (0.96%) 3G
10 6 (0.96%) 4G
10 6 (0.96%) 5G
10 6 (0.96%) IMAP
10 6 (0.96%) Intranet
10 6 (0.96%) LTE
10 6 (0.96%) SMTP
10 6 (0.96%) VoIP
10 6 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.80%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.74%) Big Data
2 65 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 49 (7.85%) MySQL
4 38 (6.09%) Relational Database
5 33 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 25 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.53%) Data Lake
7 22 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.28%) Power BI
11 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.96%) Flink
12 6 (0.96%) Redis
13 5 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.64%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 38 (6.09%) JIRA
2 29 (4.65%) Bitbucket
3 26 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.69%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.76%) Postman
7 8 (1.28%) GitLab
7 8 (1.28%) PHPUnit
8 5 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.80%) JUnit
8 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.64%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.64%) Maven
9 4 (0.64%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.32%) Ant
10 2 (0.32%) GCC
10 2 (0.32%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.32%) Selenium
11 1 (0.16%) Log4Net
11 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 118 (18.91%) Finance
2 41 (6.57%) Marketing
3 40 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 34 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 31 (4.97%) Banking
6 28 (4.49%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.85%) Retail
8 19 (3.04%) Law
9 18 (2.88%) Local Government
10 16 (2.56%) Aerospace
10 16 (2.56%) Electronics
11 10 (1.60%) Back Office
12 9 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
14 7 (1.12%) French Language
15 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.96%) Police
16 5 (0.80%) Legal
17 4 (0.64%) German Language
17 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 276 (44.23%) Architect
2 110 (17.63%) Solutions Architect
3 80 (12.82%) Developer
4 77 (12.34%) Technical Architect
5 63 (10.10%) Consultant
6 38 (6.09%) Technical Leader
7 30 (4.81%) Azure Architect
8 29 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
8 29 (4.65%) Lead Architect
9 26 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 25 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (4.01%) Security Architect
11 22 (3.53%) .NET Architect
11 22 (3.53%) AWS Architect
12 20 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 18 (2.88%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.88%) Software Engineer
14 17 (2.72%) Analyst
14 17 (2.72%) Cloud Developer
14 17 (2.72%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (14.42%) Web Services
2 77 (12.34%) .NET
3 66 (10.58%) CSS
4 54 (8.65%) React
5 53 (8.49%) HTML
6 40 (6.41%) AngularJS
7 39 (6.25%) REST
8 37 (5.93%) SOAP
9 31 (4.97%) .NET Core
10 30 (4.81%) XML
11 27 (4.33%) Node.js
12 26 (4.17%) LDAP
13 23 (3.69%) Kafka
14 20 (3.21%) Ajax
14 20 (3.21%) RESTful
15 18 (2.88%) Spring
15 18 (2.88%) Vue.js
16 17 (2.72%) Symfony
17 14 (2.24%) .NET Framework
17 14 (2.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.57%) User Experience
3 38 (6.09%) Public Cloud
4 27 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.01%) Algorithms
6 23 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 19 (3.04%) CMDB
8 18 (2.88%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.76%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.76%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.60%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.28%) N-Tier
14 7 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (0.80%) iPad
16 5 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.74%) Windows
2 40 (6.41%) Linux
3 29 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.60%) Android
5 8 (1.28%) Unix
6 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.48%) VMS
8 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.32%) Debian
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Fedora
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (22.44%) DevOps
3 111 (17.79%) Scrum
4 98 (15.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 73 (11.70%) Microservices
6 70 (11.22%) Software Engineering
7 69 (11.06%) ITIL
7 69 (11.06%) Presales
8 64 (10.26%) Coaching
9 63 (10.10%) Project Delivery
10 61 (9.78%) TOGAF
11 57 (9.13%) Mentoring
12 55 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (8.81%) IT Strategy
12 55 (8.81%) Service Management
13 54 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
13 54 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (8.17%) Project Management
15 50 (8.01%) Machine Learning
16 49 (7.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.62%) Java
2 77 (12.34%) JavaScript
3 71 (11.38%) SQL
4 65 (10.42%) C#
5 45 (7.21%) Python
6 30 (4.81%) PHP
7 23 (3.69%) C
8 22 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.24%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.08%) ES6
11 9 (1.44%) Scala
12 8 (1.28%) Go
13 7 (1.12%) Java 8
13 7 (1.12%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.12%) Ruby
14 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.96%) XPath
15 5 (0.80%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.80%) C++
16 2 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (13.78%) Degree
2 62 (9.94%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.88%) Master's Degree
6 17 (2.72%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.44%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.80%) CCNA
13 4 (0.64%) CCNP
13 4 (0.64%) PMP
14 3 (0.48%) CASP
14 3 (0.48%) CCIE Service Provider
14 3 (0.48%) CISM
14 3 (0.48%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.88%) QA
3 16 (2.56%) NIST
4 14 (2.24%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.92%) GDPR
5 12 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.12%) NCSC
8 5 (0.80%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.80%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.64%) GRC
9 4 (0.64%) SEPA
9 4 (0.64%) SLA
10 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.32%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.16%) ITGC
12 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.37%) Docker
4 7 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (6.57%) Terraform
2 26 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.53%) Ansible
4 19 (3.04%) HP UCMDB
5 9 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.28%) SCCM
7 6 (0.96%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.96%) Puppet
7 6 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.80%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.64%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 1 (0.16%) Grafana
12 1 (0.16%) Istio
12 1 (0.16%) Kibana
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.16%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 112 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.10%) Oracle
3 52 (8.33%) SAP
4 47 (7.53%) VMware
5 38 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (4.65%) HP
7 21 (3.37%) Cisco
8 20 (3.21%) ServiceNow
9 19 (3.04%) BMC
9 19 (3.04%) Remedy
10 16 (2.56%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.92%) Cloudera
12 11 (1.76%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.60%) Google
13 10 (1.60%) IBM
13 10 (1.60%) Informatica
14 9 (1.44%) NEC
14 9 (1.44%) Northgate
15 8 (1.28%) Sitecore
16 7 (1.12%) Splunk