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2018/19 Sydney IT Salaries Guide: Architecture Insights

Published date: 2019/04

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As part of the release of our 2018/19 Sydney IT Salaries Guide, we’re putting the spotlight on different areas and roles within the industry; exploring remuneration, employee satisfaction and other key factors that drive Sydney’s IT professionals. In the latest part of our salary survey blog series, we provide some insight into Architecture.


Architecture roles have traditionally been some of the higher paid technical roles, and this year’s survey indicates that this has not changed. The median salary came in at $145,000, while contract rates passed the four-figure mark at $1,000 per day. Architects also had the strongest male skew of any role type in our survey, with less than 5% of respondents being women.


Despite a significantly higher pay packet than a lot of other tech roles, Architects were extremely close to the average when it came to satisfaction and likelihood of leaving. In fact, even the desired pay increase to move was not any higher, showing that at a certain level of remuneration, a higher salary is not necessarily a strong incentive for a move.


As far as specific roles, Infrastructure and Enterprise Architects seemed to be in stronger demand, with the scale of responsibility in these roles having a clear impact on the level of remuneration that was available to both employees and contractors.


Looking for more? Architecture is just one part of the IT industry that we analysed in this year’s report. To see more Architecture insights, or any other areas of interest, download our Sydney IT Salaries Guide, here.

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