Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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

Architect
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 73 46
Rank change year-on-year +54 -27 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 105 32 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.91% 3.20% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.21% 3.31% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 61 22 50
Watford median annual salary £80,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.26% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £52,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,375 £83,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 937 968 1,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.70% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 778 811 863
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Watford

Architect
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Architect in Watford

Architect
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Watford over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Watford region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 40 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
1 40 (38.10%) Hybrid Cloud
2 39 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (36.19%) Migration
4 34 (32.38%) IaaS
5 32 (30.48%) PaaS
6 31 (29.52%) SaaS
7 28 (26.67%) VMware
7 28 (26.67%) IBM
8 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
9 26 (24.76%) OpenStack
10 25 (23.81%) Presales
11 24 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
12 22 (20.95%) Java
12 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
12 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
13 20 (19.05%) WebSphere
13 20 (19.05%) Web Services
13 20 (19.05%) SOA
13 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 20 (19.05%) VPN
13 20 (19.05%) DNS
13 20 (19.05%) Reverse Proxy
14 19 (18.10%) Internet
14 19 (18.10%) TOGAF
14 19 (18.10%) Replication
15 18 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (17.14%) Linux
15 18 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (17.14%) Hyper-V

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 26 (24.76%) OpenStack
2 20 (19.05%) WebSphere
3 16 (15.24%) WebLogic
4 14 (13.33%) GlassFish
4 14 (13.33%) JBoss
4 14 (13.33%) MQSeries
5 13 (12.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.90%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.95%) OpenWhisk
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) SAP GRC
1 5 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.81%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (32.38%) IaaS
4 32 (30.48%) PaaS
5 31 (29.52%) SaaS
6 14 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.90%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.95%) Office 365
8 1 (0.95%) Serverless
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.05%) DNS
1 20 (19.05%) Reverse Proxy
1 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 20 (19.05%) VPN
2 19 (18.10%) Internet
3 17 (16.19%) Firewall
4 14 (13.33%) SAN
5 7 (6.67%) VSAN
6 2 (1.90%) HTTP
6 2 (1.90%) SSL
7 1 (0.95%) CTI
7 1 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) SAP HANA
3 4 (3.81%) Big Data
4 3 (2.86%) DB2
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (12.38%) French Language
1 13 (12.38%) German Language
1 13 (12.38%) Retail
1 13 (12.38%) Swedish Language
2 10 (9.52%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) Web Services
2 16 (15.24%) Java EE
2 16 (15.24%) JSON
3 14 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
3 14 (13.33%) EJB
3 14 (13.33%) EJB 3.0
3 14 (13.33%) HornetQ
3 14 (13.33%) Java SE
3 14 (13.33%) JMS
3 14 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (8.57%) .NET
4 9 (8.57%) RESTful
4 9 (8.57%) XML
4 9 (8.57%) XSD
5 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.76%) CSS
5 5 (4.76%) HTML
5 5 (4.76%) Middleware
6 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (38.10%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
3 19 (18.10%) Replication
4 13 (12.38%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (10.48%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (8.57%) Reference Data
9 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (5.71%) Private Cloud
10 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
11 3 (2.86%) DataPower
11 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.90%) 3D Printing
12 2 (1.90%) Robotics
12 2 (1.90%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.95%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.95%) Fintech
13 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Linux
2 16 (15.24%) Unix
3 15 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.95%) AIX
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Migration
2 25 (23.81%) Presales
3 24 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 20 (19.05%) SOA
5 19 (18.10%) TOGAF
6 18 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
8 14 (13.33%) ERP
9 9 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 9 (8.57%) Data Management
9 9 (8.57%) Data Migration
9 9 (8.57%) DevOps
9 9 (8.57%) ETL
9 9 (8.57%) Master Data Management
9 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.57%) Reference Data Management
9 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.62%) Use Case
10 8 (7.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) Java
1 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.19%) C#
3 16 (15.24%) SQL
4 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.43%) AWK
7 10 (9.52%) Python
8 9 (8.57%) C++
8 9 (8.57%) VBA
9 8 (7.62%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.81%) C
11 2 (1.90%) Ruby
12 1 (0.95%) Erlang
12 1 (0.95%) Perl
12 1 (0.95%) Scala
12 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Degree
2 13 (12.38%) AWS Certification
3 12 (11.43%) Master's Degree
4 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) MCSE
5 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.95%) OCP
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) SEPA
4 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (17.14%) Hyper-V
1 18 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (7.62%) Docker
3 7 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (15.24%) Puppet
2 9 (8.57%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 7 (6.67%) SCVMM
3 7 (6.67%) vRealize
4 3 (2.86%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 2 (1.90%) Ansible
6 1 (0.95%) OpenView
6 1 (0.95%) Salt
6 1 (0.95%) SCCM
6 1 (0.95%) Terraform
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (26.67%) IBM
1 28 (26.67%) VMware
2 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.19%) Oracle
4 15 (14.29%) SAP
5 11 (10.48%) EMC
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco
7 4 (3.81%) NetApp
8 3 (2.86%) ATG
8 3 (2.86%) hybris
9 1 (0.95%) BMC
9 1 (0.95%) F5
9 1 (0.95%) Google
9 1 (0.95%) Juniper
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.95%) Sun