Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 74 98
Rank change year-on-year +24 +24 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 88 67 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.35% 3.40% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 3.48% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 72 64 50
Wales median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% -7.08% +14.29%
10th Percentile £46,600 £45,750 £48,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £77,510
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £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 1,961 1,924 2,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.52% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,617 1,665 2,182
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,602 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,205 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 October 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 23 October 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 +2 73 £65,000 +18.18% 22
West Wales +20 14 £55,242 -16.28% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) Java
3 20 (22.73%) Spring
4 19 (21.59%) DevOps
4 19 (21.59%) Microservices
5 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (19.32%) NoSQL
6 17 (19.32%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.91%) Data Security
9 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (13.64%) Spring Boot
11 11 (12.50%) SQL
12 10 (11.36%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (11.36%) Coaching
12 10 (11.36%) Strategic Thinking
13 9 (10.23%) Cloud Native
13 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.23%) Project Management
13 9 (10.23%) WPA
14 8 (9.09%) Docker
14 8 (9.09%) PaaS
14 8 (9.09%) Kafka
14 8 (9.09%) Java 8
15 7 (7.95%) Product Management
15 7 (7.95%) Degree
15 7 (7.95%) Apache Spark
15 7 (7.95%) Big Data
15 7 (7.95%) Firewall

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 7 (7.95%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.55%) Appian
2 4 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.14%) SAS
3 1 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.09%) PaaS
4 6 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.82%) IaaS
5 4 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (4.55%) Office 365
5 4 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) WPA
2 7 (7.95%) Firewall
3 4 (4.55%) CTI
3 4 (4.55%) PBX
3 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.27%) DNS
4 2 (2.27%) LAN
4 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.27%) Wireless
4 2 (2.27%) Wireless Security
4 2 (2.27%) WLAN
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (1.14%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) IPsec
5 1 (1.14%) Network Security
5 1 (1.14%) SSH
5 1 (1.14%) SSL
5 1 (1.14%) VLAN
5 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.95%) Big Data
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.14%) MySQL
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.14%) Maven
1 1 (1.14%) Selenium
1 1 (1.14%) Subversion
1 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) Spring
2 12 (13.64%) Spring Boot
3 8 (9.09%) Kafka
4 7 (7.95%) Web Services
5 6 (6.82%) RxJava
6 5 (5.68%) Node.js
7 4 (4.55%) JSON
7 4 (4.55%) Swagger
7 4 (4.55%) YAML
8 3 (3.41%) .NET
9 2 (2.27%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.27%) SOAP
9 2 (2.27%) Zuul
10 1 (1.14%) LAMP
10 1 (1.14%) OpenGL
10 1 (1.14%) pytest
10 1 (1.14%) REST
10 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Cloud Native
2 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.55%) BBC
3 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.55%) IVR
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Fintech
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.27%) Frameworx
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) TM Forum
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.14%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) DevOps
2 19 (21.59%) Microservices
3 17 (19.32%) Technical Architecture
4 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 14 (15.91%) Data Security
6 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.36%) Coaching
7 10 (11.36%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (11.36%) Strategic Thinking
8 9 (10.23%) Project Management
9 7 (7.95%) Product Management
10 6 (6.82%) Analytics
10 6 (6.82%) Functional Programming
10 6 (6.82%) TOGAF
11 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.68%) Information Management
11 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.68%) Refactoring
11 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Java
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 8 (9.09%) Java 8
4 6 (6.82%) Ruby
5 5 (5.68%) Delphi
5 5 (5.68%) Python
5 5 (5.68%) Scala
6 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.27%) Go
7 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.14%) C#
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) R
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.41%) CCNP
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) CCIE
4 2 (2.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) GDPR
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (4.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) HDFS
4 1 (1.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Kibana
3 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) QRadar
3 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Cisco
2 6 (6.82%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) IBM
3 5 (5.68%) Juniper
4 3 (3.41%) Splunk
5 2 (2.27%) F5
5 2 (2.27%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.14%) McAfee
6 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto