Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.


  • Monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval.
  • Analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area.
  • Studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc..
  • Liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements.

Typical Education Level

Level 5 NVQ; Masters

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for architect is £38,025

1,539 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,539. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for architect roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £38,025 per year. That is about £3,169 per month or £19.50 per hour. New workers generally start on £26,233, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,495

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,539 people are employed in the region.

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