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


New workers
£ 24,740
£ 40,561
£ 70,538

Available jobs

In the past year there were 37,169 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Autodesk Revit

  • AutoCAD

  • Project Management

  • Agile Methodology

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Solution Architecture

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Landscaping

  • Building Information Modeling

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Innovation

  • Mentorship

  • Problem Solving

  • Governance

  • Operations

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.