Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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


Entrants require a professional qualification in architecture that will encompass an accredited degree and postgraduate qualification, and at least two years practical experience.

Typical tasks

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

Common job titles

Architect, landscape
Consultant, architectural
Architect, chartered
Designer, structural
Designer, formwork
Designer, concrete, reinforced
Designer (architectural service)
Superintendent (MOD (Air) designs office)
Designer, landscape

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.