Period
to 23 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 72 54
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 408 175 616
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 6.00% 3.90% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 4.18% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 366 126 545
10th Percentile £67,500 £62,625 £62,500
25th Percentile £76,375 £75,500 £73,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.71% +6.06%
75th Percentile £107,500 £103,750 £105,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £115,000
London median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Permanent vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 6,347 4,182 12,203
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 93.24% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5,665 3,622 10,907
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £35,650
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in Central London.

Salary trend for Architect in Central London

Architect
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in Central London over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Architect in Central London

Architect
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 322 £92,500 - 176
West End of London -4 13 £70,000 +3.70% 5
Southwark - 7 £87,500 -
City of Westminster - 7 £95,000 - 1
Camden - 2 £75,000 - 5
Architect
London

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 183 (44.85%) Azure
2 119 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (26.23%) AWS
4 100 (24.51%) Finance
5 87 (21.32%) Microsoft
6 83 (20.34%) DevOps
7 78 (19.12%) Social Skills
8 77 (18.87%) Microservices
9 74 (18.14%) GCP
10 58 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (14.22%) Data Modelling
11 56 (13.73%) SQL
12 52 (12.75%) Migration
13 47 (11.52%) Analytics
14 46 (11.27%) Data Architecture
14 46 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (11.27%) Kubernetes
15 42 (10.29%) Terraform
15 42 (10.29%) Data Lake
15 42 (10.29%) PaaS
15 42 (10.29%) Docker
16 41 (10.05%) Java
16 41 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
17 40 (9.80%) JavaScript
17 40 (9.80%) .NET
17 40 (9.80%) SaaS
18 39 (9.56%) Python
19 38 (9.31%) Mentoring
20 36 (8.82%) Architectural Design
21 35 (8.58%) IaaS

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.17%) CMS
2 12 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.23%) IIS
6 4 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.98%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.49%) Apache
7 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.25%) Kentico
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.25%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP IBP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.49%) SAP SCM
3 2 (0.49%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 183 (44.85%) Azure
2 107 (26.23%) AWS
3 74 (18.14%) GCP
4 42 (10.29%) PaaS
5 40 (9.80%) SaaS
6 35 (8.58%) IaaS
7 23 (5.64%) Power Platform
8 17 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (3.92%) Serverless
10 15 (3.68%) Snowflake
11 13 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (3.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 9 (2.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 6 (1.47%) Azure Key Vault
15 6 (1.47%) Azure Service Bus
16 5 (1.23%) npm
17 4 (0.98%) Azure Event Grid
17 4 (0.98%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.21%) Network Security
2 8 (1.96%) Firewall
2 8 (1.96%) LAN
3 6 (1.47%) WAN
4 5 (1.23%) SD-WAN
5 4 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (0.98%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.74%) DNS
6 3 (0.74%) HTTP
7 2 (0.49%) Broadband
7 2 (0.49%) DMZ
7 2 (0.49%) Internet
7 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.49%) VPN
8 1 (0.25%) DHCP
8 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.25%) MPLS
8 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (10.29%) Data Lake
3 30 (7.35%) Big Data
3 30 (7.35%) Metadata
4 22 (5.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 22 (5.39%) SQL Server
5 20 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.41%) Power BI
7 13 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.94%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.21%) Data Mart
9 9 (2.21%) Snowflake Schema
9 9 (2.21%) Star Schema
10 8 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.96%) Tableau
11 7 (1.72%) MySQL
12 6 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.47%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) ER Studio
1 11 (2.70%) ERwin
2 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.47%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (1.47%) Subversion
4 5 (1.23%) gulp
4 5 (1.23%) jspm
4 5 (1.23%) Moq
4 5 (1.23%) NUnit
4 5 (1.23%) Toad
4 5 (1.23%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (0.98%) GDB
5 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
6 3 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.74%) Maven
6 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 100 (24.51%) Finance
2 78 (19.12%) Social Skills
3 22 (5.39%) Law
4 20 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.66%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (4.41%) Banking
7 15 (3.68%) Advertising
7 15 (3.68%) Retail
8 13 (3.19%) Marketing
9 8 (1.96%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.23%) Legal
11 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.49%) Front Office
12 2 (0.49%) Games
12 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.80%) .NET
2 27 (6.62%) React
3 25 (6.13%) Web Services
4 23 (5.64%) Kafka
5 20 (4.90%) .NET Core
6 18 (4.41%) Middleware
7 15 (3.68%) ARM Templates
7 15 (3.68%) REST
8 14 (3.43%) CSS
9 13 (3.19%) PySpark
10 11 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.70%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (2.70%) Entity Framework
10 11 (2.70%) jQuery
10 11 (2.70%) OAuth
11 10 (2.45%) JSON
12 9 (2.21%) HTML
13 6 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (1.23%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.88%) Cloud Native
2 22 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.90%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.94%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.21%) User Experience
8 7 (1.72%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.23%) Derivative
9 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (0.98%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.17%) Linux
2 13 (3.19%) Windows
3 11 (2.70%) Android
4 10 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.34%) DevOps
3 77 (18.87%) Microservices
4 58 (14.22%) Data Modelling
5 52 (12.75%) Migration
6 47 (11.52%) Analytics
7 46 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (11.27%) Data Architecture
8 41 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 38 (9.31%) Mentoring
10 36 (8.82%) Architectural Design
11 30 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (7.35%) Strategic Roadmap
12 29 (7.11%) Data Governance
12 29 (7.11%) Data Integration
12 29 (7.11%) Software Engineering
13 28 (6.86%) Technical Leadership
14 27 (6.62%) Data Management
15 26 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (5.88%) Architecture Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.73%) SQL
2 41 (10.05%) Java
3 40 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 39 (9.56%) Python
5 32 (7.84%) C#
6 23 (5.64%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.41%) Scala
8 12 (2.94%) Ruby
8 12 (2.94%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.70%) C
10 10 (2.45%) R
11 9 (2.21%) Go
11 9 (2.21%) PHP
12 8 (1.96%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.47%) Groovy
14 5 (1.23%) C++
15 4 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.74%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.37%) Degree
4 15 (3.68%) CISSP
5 9 (2.21%) GIAC
5 9 (2.21%) PhD
6 8 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.96%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.98%) CISM
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.49%) PMP
11 1 (0.25%) ACCA
11 1 (0.25%) CEH
11 1 (0.25%) CISA
11 1 (0.25%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.13%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.19%) NIST
3 9 (2.21%) COBIT
3 9 (2.21%) NIST 800
4 6 (1.47%) QA
5 5 (1.23%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.98%) GDPR
7 2 (0.49%) GRC
7 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.49%) PMO
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (10.29%) Docker
2 15 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.96%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.98%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.74%) KVM
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.25%) LXC
7 1 (0.25%) UAG
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
7 1 (0.25%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (11.27%) Kubernetes
2 42 (10.29%) Terraform
3 20 (4.90%) Ansible
4 8 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.72%) Puppet
6 6 (1.47%) Istio
7 4 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.98%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.98%) Grafana
7 4 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.74%) SCCM
9 2 (0.49%) SCOM
10 1 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 87 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.37%) Google
3 24 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (5.15%) SAP
5 20 (4.90%) Oracle
6 19 (4.66%) Databricks
7 15 (3.68%) VMware
8 10 (2.45%) IBM
9 9 (2.21%) Cisco
9 9 (2.21%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.96%) Adobe
10 8 (1.96%) Pega
11 5 (1.23%) Nintex
11 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.23%) Workday
12 4 (0.98%) CA
12 4 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.98%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.98%) Netezza
12 4 (0.98%) Teradata