Period
to 13 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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

Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 493 481 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.02% 4.52% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 4.72% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 398 420 441
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £105,000 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,376 10,180 9,859
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.67% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8,128 9,144 8,891
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in the City of London.

Salary trend for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in the City of London

Architect
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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
London Bridge - 5 - -
Architect
Central London

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 207 (41.99%) Azure
2 137 (27.79%) Finance
3 125 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (23.33%) AWS
5 85 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 81 (16.43%) SQL
6 81 (16.43%) TOGAF
7 73 (14.81%) DevOps
8 68 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 66 (13.39%) Microservices
10 63 (12.78%) Analytics
11 62 (12.58%) Technical Architecture
11 62 (12.58%) Data Architecture
11 62 (12.58%) Data Management
12 61 (12.37%) Windows
13 60 (12.17%) Office 365
14 57 (11.56%) Java
15 54 (10.95%) C#
15 54 (10.95%) Presales
16 53 (10.75%) .NET
16 53 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
17 52 (10.55%) Migration
17 52 (10.55%) Security Architecture
18 51 (10.34%) Information Security
19 50 (10.14%) Active Directory
20 48 (9.74%) Oracle
20 48 (9.74%) SDLC
21 45 (9.13%) Mentoring
21 45 (9.13%) JavaScript
21 45 (9.13%) ETL

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 18 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.45%) Confluence
2 17 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 16 (3.25%) IIS
3 16 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (2.64%) CMS
5 13 (2.64%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.23%) Apache Solr
6 11 (2.23%) OpenStack
7 10 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.83%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.41%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.41%) JBoss
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.20%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (2.84%) Magento
2 12 (2.43%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (2.03%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.61%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.20%) Ripple
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 207 (41.99%) Azure
2 115 (23.33%) AWS
3 60 (12.17%) Office 365
4 42 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (8.52%) GCP
5 36 (7.30%) PaaS
6 25 (5.07%) IaaS
6 25 (5.07%) SaaS
7 21 (4.26%) Serverless
8 17 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (2.03%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (0.81%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.61%) Heroku
13 3 (0.61%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.09%) Firewall
2 19 (3.85%) Network Security
3 15 (3.04%) LAN
3 15 (3.04%) Skype
4 14 (2.84%) Internet
5 12 (2.43%) WAN
6 10 (2.03%) DNS
6 10 (2.03%) HTTP
7 9 (1.83%) SSL
8 8 (1.62%) DHCP
8 8 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.62%) Wireless
8 8 (1.62%) WLAN
9 7 (1.42%) VPN
10 6 (1.22%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.01%) MPLS
12 4 (0.81%) NAS
12 4 (0.81%) SAN
12 4 (0.81%) VoIP
13 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (7.51%) Big Data
3 35 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 33 (6.69%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (3.65%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.25%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.84%) Data Lake
10 12 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (2.03%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.03%) Data Mining
11 10 (2.03%) Endeca
11 10 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.03%) Power BI
12 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (3.45%) JIRA
2 9 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.61%) Grunt
6 3 (0.61%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.41%) ERwin
7 2 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.20%) Ant
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) Bower
8 1 (0.20%) gulp
8 1 (0.20%) Mocha
General
1 137 (27.79%) Finance
2 27 (5.48%) Marketing
3 24 (4.87%) Advertising
4 22 (4.46%) Banking
5 17 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.45%) Retail
6 8 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.22%) Front Office
7 6 (1.22%) Legal
8 5 (1.01%) Back Office
9 4 (0.81%) Law
9 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.75%) .NET
2 31 (6.29%) CSS
2 31 (6.29%) HTML
3 30 (6.09%) Web Services
4 26 (5.27%) Kafka
5 25 (5.07%) React
6 24 (4.87%) XML
7 21 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 19 (3.85%) Entity Framework
8 19 (3.85%) jQuery
9 18 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (3.04%) .NET Core
10 15 (3.04%) AngularJS
10 15 (3.04%) Node.js
11 13 (2.64%) REST
11 13 (2.64%) RESTful
12 12 (2.43%) Middleware
12 12 (2.43%) SOAP
13 11 (2.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 26 (5.27%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 17 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.23%) iPad
9 9 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.83%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.62%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.42%) Taxonomies
12 6 (1.22%) Derivative
12 6 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.37%) Windows
2 38 (7.71%) Windows 10
3 35 (7.10%) Linux
4 8 (1.62%) Unix
4 8 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.42%) Solaris
6 4 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.43%) TOGAF
3 73 (14.81%) DevOps
4 68 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 66 (13.39%) Microservices
6 63 (12.78%) Analytics
7 62 (12.58%) Data Architecture
7 62 (12.58%) Data Management
7 62 (12.58%) Technical Architecture
8 54 (10.95%) Presales
9 52 (10.55%) Migration
9 52 (10.55%) Security Architecture
10 51 (10.34%) Information Security
11 48 (9.74%) SDLC
12 45 (9.13%) ETL
12 45 (9.13%) Mentoring
12 45 (9.13%) OO
12 45 (9.13%) Project Management
13 43 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (8.52%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 81 (16.43%) SQL
2 57 (11.56%) Java
3 54 (10.95%) C#
4 45 (9.13%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.48%) Python
6 26 (5.27%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.65%) C++
8 13 (2.64%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.23%) C
10 10 (2.03%) Groovy
11 9 (1.83%) Java 8
12 7 (1.42%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.42%) C-shell
12 7 (1.42%) Korn
12 7 (1.42%) Scala
12 7 (1.42%) VB
13 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.81%) VBA
14 3 (0.61%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (8.32%) Degree
2 36 (7.30%) CISSP
3 23 (4.67%) CISM
4 20 (4.06%) TOGAF Certification
5 17 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.84%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (2.84%) IISP
7 12 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.42%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.01%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.01%) CCSP
10 5 (1.01%) CEH
10 5 (1.01%) CFA
10 5 (1.01%) MCSE
10 5 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.81%) CISA
11 4 (0.81%) CRISC
11 4 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.87%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.06%) SLA
3 18 (3.65%) QA
4 16 (3.25%) PCI DSS
5 13 (2.64%) GDPR
6 8 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.22%) NIST
8 3 (0.61%) COBIT
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.41%) ITGC
9 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 50 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.45%) Docker
3 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.81%) XenApp
4 4 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.20%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) LXC
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (5.68%) Terraform
2 18 (3.65%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.23%) SCCM
5 9 (1.83%) Puppet
6 6 (1.22%) Ansible
7 3 (0.61%) CASB
7 3 (0.61%) Oozie
8 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.20%) Mesos
9 1 (0.20%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.74%) Oracle
3 33 (6.69%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (6.29%) SAP
5 24 (4.87%) Google
6 23 (4.67%) IBM
7 19 (3.85%) VMware
8 16 (3.25%) Demandware
8 16 (3.25%) hybris
9 15 (3.04%) Adobe
9 15 (3.04%) Sparx
10 14 (2.84%) ATG
11 12 (2.43%) MuleSoft
11 12 (2.43%) Teradata
12 10 (2.03%) Elastic Path
12 10 (2.03%) Interwoven
13 9 (1.83%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.62%) Cisco
15 6 (1.22%) Reuters
16 5 (1.01%) Citrix