Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Architect
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 60 28
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,025 442 678
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.95% 5.11% 8.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 5.36% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,627 353 624
10th Percentile £55,750 £53,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £99,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 27,528 8,250 7,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 95.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21,852 7,399 6,674
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £78,188 £70,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Architect
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Architect trend for jobs with a WFH option

Architect
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Architect.

Architect salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Architect
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Architect over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Architect salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 jobs with a WFH option featuring Architect in the job title.

1 691 (34.12%) Azure
2 521 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 494 (24.40%) Social Skills
4 492 (24.30%) AWS
5 491 (24.25%) Microsoft
6 386 (19.06%) DevOps
7 369 (18.22%) Microservices
8 364 (17.98%) Finance
9 362 (17.88%) Presales
10 252 (12.44%) Java
11 222 (10.96%) SQL
11 222 (10.96%) Docker
12 219 (10.81%) Migration
13 211 (10.42%) TOGAF
14 208 (10.27%) Security Cleared
15 196 (9.68%) SaaS
16 190 (9.38%) SC Cleared
17 188 (9.28%) Web Services
18 185 (9.14%) GCP
19 182 (8.99%) .NET
20 177 (8.74%) Windows
20 177 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
21 171 (8.44%) PaaS
22 167 (8.25%) Mentoring
23 164 (8.10%) Analytics
24 161 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
25 160 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
26 159 (7.85%) CRM
27 153 (7.56%) IaaS
27 153 (7.56%) Problem-Solving

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 88 (4.35%) CMS
2 45 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 44 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.98%) EPiServer
5 23 (1.14%) Confluence
6 22 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (0.89%) Apache
9 12 (0.59%) Apache Pig
9 12 (0.59%) IIS
9 12 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.49%) Appian
11 8 (0.40%) Drupal
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.20%) Anypoint
15 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.049%) Figma
6 1 (0.049%) Sketch
6 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (0.79%) NetSuite
4 14 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 12 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.35%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
9 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
10 5 (0.25%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
12 2 (0.099%) Remedy AR System
12 2 (0.099%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.099%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 691 (34.12%) Azure
2 492 (24.30%) AWS
3 196 (9.68%) SaaS
4 185 (9.14%) GCP
5 171 (8.44%) PaaS
6 153 (7.56%) IaaS
7 149 (7.36%) Serverless
8 144 (7.11%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (2.91%) Power Platform
10 58 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 54 (2.67%) iPaaS
12 41 (2.02%) Boomi
13 39 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
15 30 (1.48%) GitHub
16 27 (1.33%) AtomSphere
17 24 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
18 21 (1.04%) PowerApps
18 21 (1.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 19 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (5.09%) Firewall
2 59 (2.91%) WAN
3 43 (2.12%) LAN
4 39 (1.93%) VPN
5 37 (1.83%) Internet
6 33 (1.63%) DNS
7 26 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (0.99%) HTTP
8 20 (0.99%) Network Security
9 19 (0.94%) BGP
9 19 (0.94%) MPLS
9 19 (0.94%) SAN
9 19 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 15 (0.74%) OSPF
12 14 (0.69%) SD-WAN
13 12 (0.59%) IPv6
13 12 (0.59%) SSL
14 10 (0.49%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 106 (5.23%) Big Data
3 76 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 75 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (2.57%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.32%) Data Lake
7 41 (2.02%) MySQL
8 39 (1.93%) Power BI
9 27 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (1.28%) Metadata
11 25 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.19%) Apache Hive
12 24 (1.19%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (0.94%) Tableau
16 18 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
16 18 (0.89%) Redis
17 15 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 54 (2.67%) JIRA
2 35 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.89%) Bitbucket
5 16 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.74%) GitLab
7 14 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.64%) Burp Suite
9 11 (0.54%) git-flow
10 9 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (0.44%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.40%) Subversion
12 7 (0.35%) GCC
12 7 (0.35%) GDB
12 7 (0.35%) Selenium
12 7 (0.35%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.25%) Maven
13 5 (0.25%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 494 (24.40%) Social Skills
2 364 (17.98%) Finance
3 129 (6.37%) Retail
4 121 (5.98%) Public Sector
5 114 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (5.09%) Marketing
7 73 (3.60%) Banking
7 73 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
8 58 (2.86%) Law
9 49 (2.42%) Automotive
10 42 (2.07%) Telecoms
11 39 (1.93%) Influencing Skills
12 31 (1.53%) Back Office
13 30 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
13 30 (1.48%) Legal
13 30 (1.48%) Manufacturing
14 25 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 21 (1.04%) Publishing
16 18 (0.89%) Advertising
17 17 (0.84%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (9.28%) Web Services
2 182 (8.99%) .NET
3 122 (6.02%) REST
4 108 (5.33%) Spring
5 68 (3.36%) RESTful
6 65 (3.21%) React
7 58 (2.86%) .NET Core
8 56 (2.77%) Kafka
9 55 (2.72%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.62%) Node.js
11 48 (2.37%) SOAP
12 42 (2.07%) HTML
13 32 (1.58%) CSS
14 25 (1.23%) XML
15 22 (1.09%) JSON
16 21 (1.04%) GraphQL
16 21 (1.04%) Middleware
17 19 (0.94%) ASP.NET
18 17 (0.84%) Vue.js
19 16 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 125 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 106 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 97 (4.79%) Cloud Native
6 83 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 44 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 41 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 38 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
12 29 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.38%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.28%) Internet of Things
15 23 (1.14%) User Experience
16 18 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
17 15 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (0.59%) Social Media
19 11 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 177 (8.74%) Windows
2 127 (6.27%) Linux
3 60 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 32 (1.58%) Unix
5 20 (0.99%) Debian
5 20 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (0.84%) Android
7 17 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.49%) Solaris
10 7 (0.35%) SUSE
11 4 (0.20%) VMS
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.049%) AIX
13 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (19.06%) DevOps
3 369 (18.22%) Microservices
4 362 (17.88%) Presales
5 219 (10.81%) Migration
6 211 (10.42%) TOGAF
7 177 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
8 167 (8.25%) Mentoring
9 164 (8.10%) Analytics
10 161 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
11 159 (7.85%) CRM
12 153 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
13 152 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 138 (6.81%) Open Source
14 138 (6.81%) Project Delivery
15 137 (6.77%) Thought Leadership
16 136 (6.72%) Architectural Design
17 127 (6.27%) Data Architecture
18 124 (6.12%) IT Strategy
19 123 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 252 (12.44%) Java
2 222 (10.96%) SQL
3 142 (7.01%) Python
4 140 (6.91%) C#
5 97 (4.79%) JavaScript
6 39 (1.93%) TypeScript
7 38 (1.88%) C
8 32 (1.58%) PowerShell
9 28 (1.38%) Scala
10 24 (1.19%) PHP
11 19 (0.94%) Go
12 18 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.54%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.40%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.40%) R
16 7 (0.35%) C++
17 5 (0.25%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.25%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 208 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 190 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 136 (6.72%) Degree
4 80 (3.95%) CISSP
5 61 (3.01%) AWS Certification
6 60 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (2.62%) MCSE
9 45 (2.22%) MCP
10 44 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 43 (2.12%) CISM
12 34 (1.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 31 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 28 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
15 25 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 25 (1.23%) MCSA
16 22 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (0.89%) CEH
17 18 (0.89%) Master's Degree
18 17 (0.84%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.16%) NIST
2 52 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.98%) QA
5 33 (1.63%) COBIT
5 33 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 31 (1.53%) GDPR
7 30 (1.48%) NCSC
8 23 (1.14%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.94%) IASME
9 19 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 16 (0.79%) Accessibility
11 15 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.69%) GRC
13 12 (0.59%) GAMP
14 11 (0.54%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.44%) NIST 800
17 8 (0.40%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 222 (10.96%) Docker
2 135 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 80 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.48%) vSphere
5 26 (1.28%) KVM
6 21 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 16 (0.79%) Firmware
8 8 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.15%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.049%) IAG
Systems Management
1 145 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 140 (6.91%) Terraform
3 124 (6.12%) Ansible
4 28 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.14%) Puppet
5 23 (1.14%) SCCM
6 22 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (1.04%) CASB
7 21 (1.04%) Nessus
8 18 (0.89%) Rancher
9 16 (0.79%) FortiGate
10 15 (0.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 15 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.54%) Oozie
12 10 (0.49%) OpenView
12 10 (0.49%) OVSD
12 10 (0.49%) SCOM
13 8 (0.40%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 6 (0.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 491 (24.25%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
3 105 (5.19%) SAP
4 102 (5.04%) Oracle
5 91 (4.49%) Cisco
5 91 (4.49%) VMware
6 72 (3.56%) Adobe
7 65 (3.21%) ServiceNow
8 64 (3.16%) Google
9 59 (2.91%) Apple
10 56 (2.77%) MuleSoft
11 54 (2.67%) Dell
12 32 (1.58%) Informatica
13 31 (1.53%) IBM
13 31 (1.53%) Palo Alto
14 28 (1.38%) Citrix
14 28 (1.38%) Juniper
15 26 (1.28%) Databricks
16 23 (1.14%) Cloudera
17 21 (1.04%) Sitecore