Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £93,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 50 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 255 438 470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.97% 4.80% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 5.04% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 213 385 430
Median annual salary £93,500 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £69,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £114,750 £120,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £89,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +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 3,985 8,697 9,852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 95.33% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,463 7,624 8,887
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
London Bridge +15 1 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 City of London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 149 (58.43%) Azure
2 96 (37.65%) Finance
3 88 (34.51%) AWS
4 79 (30.98%) Microsoft
5 71 (27.84%) PaaS
6 67 (26.27%) Microservices
7 65 (25.49%) DevOps
8 62 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (24.31%) TOGAF
9 61 (23.92%) CSS
10 53 (20.78%) .NET
10 53 (20.78%) SaaS
11 49 (19.22%) JavaScript
11 49 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (18.82%) Test Automation
13 45 (17.65%) jQuery
13 45 (17.65%) Dynamics 365
14 43 (16.86%) Deployment Automation
14 43 (16.86%) SQL Server
14 43 (16.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 42 (16.47%) SharePoint
15 42 (16.47%) Enterprise Architecture
16 41 (16.08%) SQL
17 40 (15.69%) Migration
17 40 (15.69%) Analytics
18 36 (14.12%) Data Lake
19 34 (13.33%) Active Directory
20 33 (12.94%) PowerShell
20 33 (12.94%) Terraform
21 32 (12.55%) GCP

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 42 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.31%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.92%) Apache
4 7 (2.75%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.96%) IIS
6 4 (1.57%) CMS
7 3 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.96%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.57%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.78%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 149 (58.43%) Azure
2 88 (34.51%) AWS
3 71 (27.84%) PaaS
4 53 (20.78%) SaaS
5 45 (17.65%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (12.55%) GCP
7 27 (10.59%) Power Platform
8 21 (8.24%) IaaS
9 20 (7.84%) Office 365
10 18 (7.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.57%) Akamai
12 4 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.57%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (1.18%) GitHub
13 3 (1.18%) Serverless
14 2 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
14 2 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.49%) Network Security
2 13 (5.10%) DNS
3 7 (2.75%) Firewall
3 7 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.96%) DHCP
4 5 (1.96%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.57%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.57%) VoIP
6 3 (1.18%) HTTP
6 3 (1.18%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.18%) WAN
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.78%) LAN
7 2 (0.78%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 36 (14.12%) Data Lake
3 30 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 30 (11.76%) Big Data
4 20 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.49%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.75%) Bigtable
7 7 (2.75%) Presto
8 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.96%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.57%) HDInsight
10 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.57%) Power BI
11 3 (1.18%) Amazon QuickSight
11 3 (1.18%) Blockchain
11 3 (1.18%) MySQL
11 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.57%) GitLab
4 3 (1.18%) JUnit
5 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.78%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.39%) ER Studio
6 1 (0.39%) ERwin
6 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 96 (37.65%) Finance
2 25 (9.80%) Marketing
3 23 (9.02%) Banking
4 19 (7.45%) Retail Banking
5 13 (5.10%) Back Office
6 10 (3.92%) Advertising
7 7 (2.75%) Law
7 7 (2.75%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) Front Office
9 2 (0.78%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.78%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.92%) CSS
2 53 (20.78%) .NET
3 45 (17.65%) jQuery
4 43 (16.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 30 (11.76%) React
6 28 (10.98%) Ajax
7 27 (10.59%) .NET Core
8 23 (9.02%) XML
9 22 (8.63%) HTML
10 21 (8.24%) .NET Framework
11 20 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (7.84%) Entity Framework
12 19 (7.45%) AngularJS
13 17 (6.67%) REST
14 13 (5.10%) HTML5
15 12 (4.71%) OAuth
15 12 (4.71%) Web Services
16 10 (3.92%) RESTful
17 7 (2.75%) Apache Beam
17 7 (2.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.59%) Public Cloud
2 23 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (7.84%) N-Tier
4 16 (6.27%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.31%) Reinsurance
6 10 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.75%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.35%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.96%) Clustering
10 5 (1.96%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.96%) FMCG
10 5 (1.96%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.57%) User Experience
11 4 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.78%) Derivative
13 2 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.02%) Windows
2 14 (5.49%) Windows Server 2016
2 14 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
3 13 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.75%) Linux
6 3 (1.18%) Unix
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.39%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (26.27%) Microservices
2 65 (25.49%) DevOps
3 62 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (24.31%) TOGAF
4 49 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (18.82%) Test Automation
6 43 (16.86%) Deployment Automation
7 42 (16.47%) Enterprise Architecture
8 40 (15.69%) Analytics
8 40 (15.69%) Migration
9 30 (11.76%) Security Architecture
10 28 (10.98%) Zachman Framework
11 27 (10.59%) CQRS
11 27 (10.59%) Data Modelling
11 27 (10.59%) SOA
12 25 (9.80%) Domain-Driven Design
12 25 (9.80%) ETL
12 25 (9.80%) UML
13 24 (9.41%) Waterfall
14 23 (9.02%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.22%) JavaScript
2 41 (16.08%) SQL
3 33 (12.94%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.16%) C#
5 26 (10.20%) Java
6 17 (6.67%) Python
7 7 (2.75%) Scala
8 6 (2.35%) Ruby
9 4 (1.57%) Go
10 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.39%) Java 8
11 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (9.80%) Degree
2 17 (6.67%) CISSP
3 16 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.92%) CISM
5 9 (3.53%) CISA
5 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.96%) MCSE
8 5 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.57%) CCNA
10 3 (1.18%) MCP
11 2 (0.78%) GSEC
12 1 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.39%) CCA
12 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.92%) GDPR
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) PSD2
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.92%) XenApp
3 10 (3.92%) XenDesktop
4 9 (3.53%) Docker
5 3 (1.18%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.39%) HDFS
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (12.94%) Terraform
2 20 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 14 (5.49%) SCCM
3 14 (5.49%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (4.31%) Ansible
5 10 (3.92%) SCOM
6 5 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.96%) Puppet
6 5 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.39%) vRealize
10 1 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 79 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.16%) Databricks
3 18 (7.06%) Sparx
3 18 (7.06%) VMware
4 17 (6.67%) Citrix
5 15 (5.88%) Nintex
6 14 (5.49%) SAP
7 12 (4.71%) Cisco
8 11 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.53%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (3.53%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.14%) Adobe
10 8 (3.14%) Google
11 7 (2.75%) Oracle
12 4 (1.57%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.57%) Avaya
12 4 (1.57%) hybris
12 4 (1.57%) Informatica
12 4 (1.57%) New Relic
12 4 (1.57%) NICE Systems