Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 636 494 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.76% 4.81% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 5.03% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 550 433 515
City of London median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,350
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +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 10,587 9,828 12,961
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.61% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9,448 8,905 11,741
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 23 July 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 23 July 2018, 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.

1 237 (37.26%) Finance
2 219 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 178 (27.99%) Microsoft
5 174 (27.36%) .NET
6 149 (23.43%) SQL
7 131 (20.60%) C#
8 130 (20.44%) SQL Server
9 123 (19.34%) Amazon AWS
10 112 (17.61%) Java
11 102 (16.04%) TOGAF
12 100 (15.72%) Enterprise Architecture
13 96 (15.09%) SOA
14 92 (14.47%) Web Services
14 92 (14.47%) Mentoring
15 91 (14.31%) Degree
16 90 (14.15%) DevOps
17 86 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
18 84 (13.21%) Microservices
19 78 (12.26%) JavaScript
20 73 (11.48%) Technical Architecture
20 73 (11.48%) Banking
21 72 (11.32%) OO
22 68 (10.69%) CRM
23 67 (10.53%) Waterfall
24 66 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
25 64 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
25 64 (10.06%) SDLC
26 62 (9.75%) CSS
27 60 (9.43%) Oracle

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 54 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (2.04%) IIS
4 10 (1.57%) CMS
4 10 (1.57%) Confluence
4 10 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.10%) JBoss
8 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.79%) Apache
10 4 (0.63%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.63%) Mule
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 48 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
2 24 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.16%) Radian6
7 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 193 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (19.34%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (7.08%) PaaS
4 40 (6.29%) SaaS
5 38 (5.97%) IaaS
6 21 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (3.14%) Office 365
8 18 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.73%) Serverless
11 7 (1.10%) Boomi
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.63%) GitHub
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 3 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.14%) Firewall
2 18 (2.83%) WAN
3 15 (2.36%) DNS
4 14 (2.20%) VPN
5 13 (2.04%) SAN
6 11 (1.73%) Network Security
7 10 (1.57%) Internet
7 10 (1.57%) LAN
8 8 (1.26%) HTTP
9 7 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.79%) BGP
10 5 (0.79%) DHCP
10 5 (0.79%) DMZ
10 5 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.79%) Wireless
11 4 (0.63%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (0.47%) Intranet
12 3 (0.47%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 64 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (8.02%) Big Data
4 50 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.56%) NoSQL
6 25 (3.93%) Hadoop
6 25 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (3.14%) OLTP
8 18 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.67%) Apache Hive
9 17 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (2.67%) Power BI
10 15 (2.36%) OLAP
11 12 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.73%) MySQL
13 10 (1.57%) MS Access
13 10 (1.57%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (1.26%) OLAP Cube
15 7 (1.10%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 43 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (6.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (2.99%) TeamCity
4 14 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.57%) JIRA
6 10 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.42%) ERwin
8 8 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.94%) ER Studio
10 4 (0.63%) NUnit
11 3 (0.47%) CF BOSH
11 3 (0.47%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.47%) Subversion
11 3 (0.47%) webpack
12 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.31%) Maven
12 2 (0.31%) RStudio
General
1 237 (37.26%) Finance
2 73 (11.48%) Banking
3 58 (9.12%) Advertising
4 40 (6.29%) Retail
5 30 (4.72%) Back Office
6 25 (3.93%) General Ledger
7 16 (2.52%) Marketing
8 12 (1.89%) Law
9 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.42%) Legal
11 7 (1.10%) Front Office
12 6 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.79%) Billing
13 5 (0.79%) Military
14 4 (0.63%) International Banking
14 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.47%) Automotive
15 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (27.36%) .NET
2 92 (14.47%) Web Services
3 62 (9.75%) CSS
4 53 (8.33%) React
5 48 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 47 (7.39%) jQuery
6 47 (7.39%) XML
7 45 (7.08%) REST
8 43 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 41 (6.45%) Entity Framework
10 34 (5.35%) .NET Core
10 34 (5.35%) JSON
11 28 (4.40%) ASP.NET
12 23 (3.62%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.62%) Node.js
12 23 (3.62%) SOAP
13 22 (3.46%) HTML
14 21 (3.30%) Middleware
15 14 (2.20%) WPF
16 13 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.86%) Computer Science
3 42 (6.60%) N-Tier
4 23 (3.62%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
7 13 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.73%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.57%) Fintech
9 10 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.10%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.10%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.94%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.43%) Windows
2 34 (5.35%) Linux
3 22 (3.46%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.89%) Unix
5 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.63%) VMS
10 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.04%) TOGAF
3 100 (15.72%) Enterprise Architecture
4 96 (15.09%) SOA
5 92 (14.47%) Mentoring
6 90 (14.15%) DevOps
7 84 (13.21%) Microservices
8 73 (11.48%) Technical Architecture
9 72 (11.32%) OO
10 68 (10.69%) CRM
11 67 (10.53%) Waterfall
12 66 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (10.06%) SDLC
14 59 (9.28%) Analytics
15 55 (8.65%) Deployment Automation
16 54 (8.49%) MVC
16 54 (8.49%) UML
17 53 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
18 50 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (23.43%) SQL
2 131 (20.60%) C#
3 112 (17.61%) Java
4 78 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 58 (9.12%) T-SQL
6 33 (5.19%) PowerShell
7 27 (4.25%) Python
8 21 (3.30%) C
9 14 (2.20%) Apex Code
10 8 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.26%) PHP
11 7 (1.10%) C++
11 7 (1.10%) Ruby
12 5 (0.79%) Groovy
12 5 (0.79%) Perl
12 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.79%) R
12 5 (0.79%) Scala
13 4 (0.63%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 91 (14.31%) Degree
2 37 (5.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.52%) TOGAF Certification
4 14 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.89%) CISSP
6 10 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.26%) CISM
7 8 (1.26%) PhD
7 8 (1.26%) Postgraduate
8 7 (1.10%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.10%) CCIE
8 7 (1.10%) MCSA
9 6 (0.94%) MCSE
10 5 (0.79%) CISA
10 5 (0.79%) GIAC
10 5 (0.79%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.63%) CCNP
11 4 (0.63%) CRISC
11 4 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.83%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.52%) GCP
3 8 (1.26%) GDPR
4 4 (0.63%) COBIT
4 4 (0.63%) QA
5 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.93%) Docker
3 24 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.63%) vSphere
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.46%) Puppet
2 11 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.42%) Ansible
4 8 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.79%) Salt
6 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.47%) SCCM
6 3 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.31%) Terraform
8 1 (0.16%) CASB
8 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) Oozie
8 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.16%) WSUS
8 1 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 178 (27.99%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.43%) Oracle
3 42 (6.60%) VMware
4 34 (5.35%) Nintex
5 28 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (4.09%) Citrix
7 25 (3.93%) Google
8 20 (3.14%) Cisco
9 19 (2.99%) IBM
10 13 (2.04%) Tableau
11 10 (1.57%) Apigee
11 10 (1.57%) hybris
11 10 (1.57%) Informatica
12 9 (1.42%) Splunk
13 8 (1.26%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.10%) NetApp
14 7 (1.10%) SAP
15 5 (0.79%) ATG
15 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.79%) webMethods