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


New workers

New workers start around £23,041. Normal pay is £40,134 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £74,161.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,747 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • AutoCAD

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Project Management

  • Landscaping

  • Landscape Design

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Landscape Planning

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Construction

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.

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Management

  • Presentations

  • Mentorship

  • Report Writing

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Leadership

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.