Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 88 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 58 68 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.79% 2.57% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.66% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 61 60 71
Wales median annual salary £57,500 £58,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.86% +10.48% +2.94%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £69,125 £71,250
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 2027 2555 2678
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.41% 96.63% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 2209 2258
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,184
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +0.53%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,352 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Wales

Architect
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in Wales.

Salary trend for Architect in Wales

Architect
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Architect in Wales

Architect
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
South Wales +14 52 £56,250 -3.02% 2
West Wales -7 5 £65,985 +46.63% 1
Mid Wales - 1 £60,000 -
Architect
UK

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.14%) SOA
4 13 (22.41%) TOGAF
5 11 (18.97%) Internet
6 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 9 (15.52%) Banking
7 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (15.52%) Web Services
7 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
7 9 (15.52%) Service Design
8 8 (13.79%) Online Banking
8 8 (13.79%) Data Management
9 7 (12.07%) UML
9 7 (12.07%) .NET
9 7 (12.07%) ISEB
9 7 (12.07%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (10.34%) IT Strategy
10 6 (10.34%) Spring
10 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (8.62%) Cisco
11 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
11 5 (8.62%) Java
11 5 (8.62%) CCNP
11 5 (8.62%) SDLC
12 4 (6.90%) Microservices
12 4 (6.90%) Docker

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) VPN
3 2 (3.45%) BGP
3 2 (3.45%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) MPLS
3 2 (3.45%) OSPF
3 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Maven
2 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
2 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 7 (12.07%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) Spring
4 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.17%) SOAP
6 2 (3.45%) Kafka
6 2 (3.45%) REST
6 2 (3.45%) RESTful
6 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Online Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Unix
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) SOA
3 13 (22.41%) TOGAF
4 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (15.52%) Service Design
6 8 (13.79%) Data Management
7 7 (12.07%) UML
8 6 (10.34%) IT Strategy
9 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.62%) SDLC
9 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (6.90%) Microservices
11 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
11 3 (5.17%) Data Architecture
11 3 (5.17%) SIEM
11 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) ISEB
2 5 (8.62%) CCNP
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) COBIT
2 1 (1.72%) GDPR
2 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco
2 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Avaya
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 2 (3.45%) McAfee
3 2 (3.45%) Splunk
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.72%) F5
4 1 (1.72%) Juniper
4 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy
4 1 (1.72%) SAP