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Technical architect Average UK Salary & Prospects

Technical architects help plan, design and build IT systems for clients.

  • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.  
  • Develop system engineering, software engineering, system integration, or distributed system architectures.  
  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.  
  • Identify
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Technical architects typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Technical architect you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    52,225 GBP *
    per year
    40,000 GBP
    80,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Technical architect

    Men make 10% more than Women
    84% of Technical architects are men
    • 52,935 GBP
    • 47,673 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Technical architect
    Average salary for full-time Technical architect

    • 27,271 GBP
    • 23,696 GBP
    • 52,225 GBP
    • 47,673 GBP
    • 52,935 GBP
    Pay over time for Technical architect

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 46,574 GBP
    • 47,112 GBP
    • 48,752 GBP
    • 50,070 GBP
    • 52,577 GBP
    • 52,225 GBP

    Future outlook for Technical architects

    Very good outlook
    122 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    28% chance of automation in the future

    Technical architect - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Technical architect and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 57% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 17% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 10% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma

    You could apply to companies directly if you've got relevant skills and knowledge.

    You'll need a broad understanding of the available technologies and what they can do for the client. Many employers will look for a background in systems development, analysis, programming or testing.

    Employers will also want to see strengths in non-technical areas like client management, communication and leadership. This is because they place importance on the ability to communicate the client's requirements to technical teams, and to manage demands on time and resources.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Technical architect

    Network Systems Management

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Technical architect.
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
    Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Technical architect. Check that you know:
    Data base management system software Apache Hadoop
    Development environment software Apache Maven; C; Microsoft PowerShell
    Object or component oriented development software C++
    Operating system software Job control language JCL; Linux
    Web platform development software AJAX
    Improve your skills today

    Network Systems Management

    Things to highlight for your Technical architect interview

    Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Innovation Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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