Learn about the types of people who become network architects. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

82% of network architects work in full-time roles while 18% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a network architect. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming network architects at a ratio of 3.42 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

21% of network architects are female and 79% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a network architect and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a network architect and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a network architect than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of network architects are White, making up 64% of the population. The next highest segments are East Asian and Other, making up 12% and 9% respectively.