Period
to 19 January 2019

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 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 467 496 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.57% 4.73% 4.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 4.98% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 407 458 424
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £62,500 £61,175 £57,500
90th Percentile £104,250 £112,500 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000

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 9,788 9,969 10,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8,756 8,900 9,361
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +3.14%

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 2019.

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 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.

1 181 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (35.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (30.84%) C#
4 126 (26.98%) SQL
5 120 (25.70%) .NET
6 117 (25.05%) JavaScript
7 111 (23.77%) Finance
8 109 (23.34%) Microservices
9 98 (20.99%) TOGAF
10 93 (19.91%) SQL Server
11 83 (17.77%) REST
12 79 (16.92%) Web Services
13 78 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
13 78 (16.70%) Waterfall
14 70 (14.99%) Analytics
15 66 (14.13%) CSS
16 65 (13.92%) Technical Architecture
17 62 (13.28%) Java
17 62 (13.28%) DevOps
18 57 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
19 56 (11.99%) MVC
19 56 (11.99%) SOA
19 56 (11.99%) Microsoft
19 56 (11.99%) JSON
20 55 (11.78%) Enterprise Architecture
20 55 (11.78%) React
21 52 (11.13%) T-SQL
21 52 (11.13%) Scrum
22 51 (10.92%) OO
23 50 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API

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 49 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.64%) Mule
3 10 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.93%) CMS
5 8 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.86%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.86%) IIS
7 4 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) Documentum
9 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Appian
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 165 (35.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (8.35%) PaaS
4 27 (5.78%) SaaS
5 18 (3.85%) Apigee
5 18 (3.85%) Boomi
6 16 (3.43%) Office 365
7 14 (3.00%) IaaS
8 13 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.28%) Serverless
12 5 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.07%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.86%) Force.com
14 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.57%) Firewall
2 11 (2.36%) VPN
3 10 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.93%) MPLS
4 9 (1.93%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (1.50%) Internet
6 6 (1.28%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.28%) Network Security
7 5 (1.07%) DNS
7 5 (1.07%) WAN
8 4 (0.86%) LAN
8 4 (0.86%) Wireless
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.64%) PBX
9 3 (0.64%) SAN
9 3 (0.64%) SSL
9 3 (0.64%) VLAN
9 3 (0.64%) VPLS
10 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.93%) Big Data
5 16 (3.43%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.36%) Data Lake
6 11 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.93%) MySQL
8 8 (1.71%) Apache Hive
8 8 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.71%) Power BI
9 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.86%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 36 (7.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 35 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.86%) Maven
5 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.43%) ERwin
7 2 (0.43%) RStudio
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.21%) gulp
8 1 (0.21%) Hudson
8 1 (0.21%) JIRA
8 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (23.77%) Finance
2 37 (7.92%) Banking
3 27 (5.78%) Retail
4 25 (5.35%) Advertising
5 22 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.00%) Marketing
7 7 (1.50%) Automotive
7 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.07%) Law
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.07%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (25.70%) .NET
2 83 (17.77%) REST
3 79 (16.92%) Web Services
4 66 (14.13%) CSS
5 56 (11.99%) JSON
6 55 (11.78%) React
7 50 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 49 (10.49%) HTML
9 45 (9.64%) jQuery
10 38 (8.14%) AngularJS
11 33 (7.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 30 (6.42%) .NET Core
13 29 (6.21%) Entity Framework
13 29 (6.21%) XML
14 27 (5.78%) Node.js
14 27 (5.78%) SOAP
15 23 (4.93%) ASP.NET
16 20 (4.28%) .NET Framework
16 20 (4.28%) WPF
17 17 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.14%) N-Tier
3 17 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.43%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.78%) User Experience
6 12 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.57%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.36%) Fintech
8 10 (2.14%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.50%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.50%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.50%) Video on Demand
11 6 (1.28%) Clustering
11 6 (1.28%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.07%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.07%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.85%) Windows
2 15 (3.21%) Linux
3 9 (1.93%) Unix
4 8 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.28%) Android
5 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) MVS
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (23.34%) Microservices
3 98 (20.99%) TOGAF
4 78 (16.70%) Waterfall
5 70 (14.99%) Analytics
6 65 (13.92%) Technical Architecture
7 62 (13.28%) DevOps
8 57 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (11.99%) MVC
9 56 (11.99%) SOA
10 55 (11.78%) Enterprise Architecture
11 52 (11.13%) Scrum
12 51 (10.92%) OO
13 50 (10.71%) SOLID
14 47 (10.06%) Zachman Framework
15 45 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (9.21%) E-Commerce
17 40 (8.57%) Test Automation
18 39 (8.35%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
19 36 (7.71%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 144 (30.84%) C#
2 126 (26.98%) SQL
3 117 (25.05%) JavaScript
4 62 (13.28%) Java
5 52 (11.13%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.43%) Python
7 11 (2.36%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.28%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.28%) Ruby
10 4 (0.86%) Clojure
10 4 (0.86%) Erlang
10 4 (0.86%) F#
10 4 (0.86%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.86%) PHP
10 4 (0.86%) Scala
11 3 (0.64%) C
11 3 (0.64%) C++
11 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (10.06%) Degree
2 24 (5.14%) CISSP
3 20 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (3.85%) ISEB
5 16 (3.43%) CISM
6 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.57%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.36%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (1.93%) AWS Certification
10 7 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.07%) PhD
12 4 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.86%) ISSAP
12 4 (0.86%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.64%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.64%) MCSA
13 3 (0.64%) MCSE
13 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.50%) GDPR
3 7 (1.50%) QA
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) COSO
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (7.07%) Docker
2 22 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.86%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.64%) Xen
7 2 (0.43%) KVM
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.43%) SRDF
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.78%) Terraform
3 9 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.50%) Ansible
5 6 (1.28%) SCCM
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.86%) Puppet
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.21%) Mesos
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) SCSM
9 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.14%) Oracle
3 18 (3.85%) Nintex
3 18 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 18 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 17 (3.64%) Axway
5 13 (2.78%) Google
5 13 (2.78%) VMware
6 12 (2.57%) Splunk
7 11 (2.36%) Cisco
8 9 (1.93%) SAP
9 8 (1.71%) Tableau
10 6 (1.28%) IBM
10 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.07%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.86%) Citrix
12 4 (0.86%) F5
12 4 (0.86%) Palo Alto
13 3 (0.64%) Aruba
13 3 (0.64%) EMC