Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 92 81
Rank change year-on-year +52 -11 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 107 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.38% 2.60% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 2.67% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 91 56 67
Wales median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £41,250 £43,125 £38,585
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +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 1,914 1,982 2,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 97.25% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,581 1,702 2,165
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
South Wales +22 78 £65,000 +20.37% 22
West Wales +31 28 £75,649 +14.65% 1
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 across the Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.91%) DevOps
3 29 (27.10%) Java
4 28 (26.17%) Data Security
5 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
6 24 (22.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (22.43%) Strategic Thinking
7 20 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (15.89%) Microservices
9 16 (14.95%) Spring
10 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
11 14 (13.08%) NoSQL
12 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
12 13 (12.15%) Project Management
12 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
12 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (11.21%) Customer Engagement
13 12 (11.21%) Finance
14 11 (10.28%) Advertising
15 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (8.41%) WPA
16 9 (8.41%) Process Management
16 9 (8.41%) Six Sigma
16 9 (8.41%) SQL
16 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
16 9 (8.41%) Spring Boot
17 8 (7.48%) Cloud Native
17 8 (7.48%) Appian

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 8 (7.48%) Appian
2 6 (5.61%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.54%) Office 365
3 7 (6.54%) PaaS
4 6 (5.61%) IaaS
5 5 (4.67%) SaaS
6 4 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.74%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) WPA
2 7 (6.54%) CTI
2 7 (6.54%) PBX
2 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.08%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.54%) Big Data
5 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Cloudant
6 2 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Hudson
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Advertising
3 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) Spring
2 9 (8.41%) Spring Boot
3 8 (7.48%) Kafka
4 6 (5.61%) .NET
4 6 (5.61%) RxJava
5 5 (4.67%) Web Services
6 4 (3.74%) JSON
6 4 (3.74%) Swagger
6 4 (3.74%) YAML
7 3 (2.80%) Node.js
8 2 (1.87%) Apache Camel
8 2 (1.87%) LAMP
8 2 (1.87%) SOAP
8 2 (1.87%) Zuul
9 1 (0.93%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.93%) REST
9 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Cloud Native
2 7 (6.54%) IVR
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.74%) BBC
5 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.74%) Robotics
6 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.87%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.87%) Fintech
7 2 (1.87%) Frameworx
7 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) TM Forum
8 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.91%) DevOps
3 28 (26.17%) Data Security
4 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
5 24 (22.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (22.43%) Strategic Thinking
6 17 (15.89%) Microservices
7 13 (12.15%) Project Management
7 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.21%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
9 9 (8.41%) Process Management
9 9 (8.41%) Six Sigma
10 8 (7.48%) Robotic Process Automation
11 7 (6.54%) Coaching
11 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
11 7 (6.54%) Data Privacy
11 7 (6.54%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) Java
2 9 (8.41%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) Java 8
4 5 (4.67%) Delphi
5 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.74%) Ruby
6 3 (2.80%) C#
6 3 (2.80%) Scala
7 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.87%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) Go
8 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.80%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.80%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.87%) CISSP
4 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.87%) MCP
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) GDPR
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Docker
2 4 (3.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) IBM
3 4 (3.74%) Google
4 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.87%) SAP
4 2 (1.87%) Splunk
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco
5 1 (0.93%) Kofax
5 1 (0.93%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.93%) McAfee