Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 61 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 496 483 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.73% 4.54% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 4.71% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 458 424 667
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £61,175 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%

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 9,955 10,263 13,755
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 96.56% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,891 9,355 12,154
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +3.60% +0.91%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Architect in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 190 (38.31%) Finance
2 178 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (24.40%) Microsoft
4 107 (21.57%) Java
5 89 (17.94%) TOGAF
6 79 (15.93%) .NET
7 75 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 72 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 72 (14.52%) SDLC
9 70 (14.11%) SQL
10 69 (13.91%) DevOps
11 66 (13.31%) Degree
12 63 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
13 60 (12.10%) Migration
14 56 (11.29%) SQL Server
15 53 (10.69%) CRM
15 53 (10.69%) Microservices
16 52 (10.48%) Windows
17 51 (10.28%) SOA
18 49 (9.88%) IT Strategy
19 47 (9.48%) JavaScript
20 46 (9.27%) C#
20 46 (9.27%) Enterprise Software
21 45 (9.07%) Banking
22 44 (8.87%) Analytics
23 43 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
24 40 (8.06%) UML
24 40 (8.06%) Active Directory
25 37 (7.46%) TDD
26 36 (7.26%) Hadoop

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 24 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.42%) JBoss
4 11 (2.22%) IIS
5 10 (2.02%) Apache
6 9 (1.81%) Anypoint
7 7 (1.41%) CMS
7 7 (1.41%) Confluence
8 6 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.81%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.81%) SAS
10 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) SPSS
4 1 (0.20%) InVision
Business Applications
1 35 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.81%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.40%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (7.06%) IaaS
4 30 (6.05%) PaaS
5 22 (4.44%) Office 365
5 22 (4.44%) SaaS
6 21 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (4.03%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (3.02%) Serverless
9 13 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.81%) Force.com
13 4 (0.81%) G Suite
13 4 (0.81%) GitHub
13 4 (0.81%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.60%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.64%) WAN
2 22 (4.44%) LAN
3 19 (3.83%) DNS
4 15 (3.02%) Firewall
5 11 (2.22%) Internet
6 10 (2.02%) Network Security
7 8 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (1.41%) DHCP
8 7 (1.41%) MPLS
8 7 (1.41%) VPN
9 6 (1.21%) HTTP
9 6 (1.21%) SAN
9 6 (1.21%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.01%) BGP
10 5 (1.01%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.01%) DMVPN
10 5 (1.01%) IGMP
10 5 (1.01%) Multicast
10 5 (1.01%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.26%) Hadoop
3 35 (7.06%) Big Data
4 23 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.62%) EDRMS
8 12 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.02%) DTS
10 8 (1.61%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.41%) Power BI
12 6 (1.21%) MySQL
13 5 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.01%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.81%) HBase
14 4 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.63%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.41%) JIRA
8 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.20%) Ant
9 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.20%) Grunt
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.20%) MSI
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.20%) webpack
9 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 190 (38.31%) Finance
2 45 (9.07%) Banking
3 35 (7.06%) Retail
4 24 (4.84%) Advertising
4 24 (4.84%) Legal
5 12 (2.42%) Law
5 12 (2.42%) Publishing
6 11 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.02%) Back Office
8 7 (1.41%) Marketing
9 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.93%) .NET
2 35 (7.06%) REST
3 32 (6.45%) Web Services
4 30 (6.05%) Node.js
5 26 (5.24%) AngularJS
6 24 (4.84%) Hibernate
6 24 (4.84%) HTML
7 23 (4.64%) Spring
8 22 (4.44%) J2EE
8 22 (4.44%) SOAP
9 21 (4.23%) JMS
10 18 (3.63%) XML
11 17 (3.43%) Visualforce
12 15 (3.02%) J2SE
12 15 (3.02%) React
13 14 (2.82%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.62%) CSS
14 13 (2.62%) RESTful
15 12 (2.42%) JSON
15 12 (2.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.27%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.03%) Virtual Team
5 19 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.83%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.62%) User Experience
7 10 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.61%) Clustering
9 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.41%) Fintech
10 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.21%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.60%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.48%) Windows
2 31 (6.25%) Linux
3 19 (3.83%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.82%) Unix
5 10 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.60%) Android
8 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (17.94%) TOGAF
3 72 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 72 (14.52%) SDLC
4 69 (13.91%) DevOps
5 60 (12.10%) Migration
6 53 (10.69%) CRM
6 53 (10.69%) Microservices
7 51 (10.28%) SOA
8 49 (9.88%) IT Strategy
9 44 (8.87%) Analytics
10 43 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (8.06%) UML
12 37 (7.46%) TDD
13 35 (7.06%) Project Management
13 35 (7.06%) Scrum
14 31 (6.25%) Data Modelling
15 30 (6.05%) Data Architecture
15 30 (6.05%) OO
15 30 (6.05%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.57%) Java
2 70 (14.11%) SQL
3 47 (9.48%) JavaScript
4 46 (9.27%) C#
5 26 (5.24%) PowerShell
6 19 (3.83%) Python
7 18 (3.63%) Apex Code
8 17 (3.43%) PHP
9 11 (2.22%) Scala
10 9 (1.81%) Perl
11 7 (1.41%) C++
11 7 (1.41%) Ruby
12 6 (1.21%) R
12 6 (1.21%) SOQL
13 5 (1.01%) SOSL
14 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.40%) C
15 2 (0.40%) VBScript
15 2 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (13.31%) Degree
2 27 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.43%) Master's Degree
4 14 (2.82%) CISSP
5 13 (2.62%) CCNP
6 12 (2.42%) CCIE
7 9 (1.81%) CCNA
7 9 (1.81%) CISM
8 7 (1.41%) CCSA
9 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.01%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.01%) CCDA
10 5 (1.01%) CISA
10 5 (1.01%) MCSE
11 4 (0.81%) CRISC
12 3 (0.60%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (0.60%) CCVP
12 3 (0.60%) CEH
12 3 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.81%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.41%) GDPR
4 6 (1.21%) QA
5 4 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.81%) GCP
5 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.60%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.83%) Docker
3 16 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.01%) XenApp
5 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.81%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.81%) HDFS
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.60%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.20%) vCloud
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (3.63%) Puppet
2 12 (2.42%) Ansible
3 11 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.41%) SCCM
5 6 (1.21%) WSUS
6 5 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.60%) Mesos
7 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.60%) Terraform
8 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 121 (24.40%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.06%) VMware
3 33 (6.65%) Salesforce.com
4 29 (5.85%) Google
5 22 (4.44%) SAP
6 17 (3.43%) Cisco
7 16 (3.23%) Oracle
8 15 (3.02%) Citrix
9 11 (2.22%) webMethods
10 9 (1.81%) IBM
11 8 (1.61%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.41%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.41%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.21%) Autodesk
13 6 (1.21%) F5
13 6 (1.21%) Tableau
14 5 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.01%) Ivanti
14 5 (1.01%) Lumension
14 5 (1.01%) TIBCO