Period
to 25 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 41 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 372 258 440
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.94% 6.00% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.32% 6.42% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 332 203 358
10th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £60,967
25th Percentile £77,188 £81,250 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £95,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £103,750
90th Percentile £125,000 £114,750 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 5,887 4,017 8,667
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 93.38% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,195 3,522 7,581
10th Percentile £42,350 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge 0 3 £87,500 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 146 (39.25%) Azure
2 101 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (25.00%) AWS
4 92 (24.73%) Finance
5 79 (21.24%) Microsoft
6 67 (18.01%) DevOps
7 66 (17.74%) CI/CD
8 62 (16.67%) Java
9 57 (15.32%) Data Modelling
9 57 (15.32%) Data Architecture
10 56 (15.05%) Social Skills
11 54 (14.52%) Microservices
12 52 (13.98%) Kubernetes
13 50 (13.44%) PaaS
13 50 (13.44%) Data Warehouse
14 49 (13.17%) Migration
15 48 (12.90%) GCP
15 48 (12.90%) Analytics
16 40 (10.75%) Terraform
16 40 (10.75%) IT Strategy
17 39 (10.48%) Enterprise Architecture
17 39 (10.48%) SQL
18 38 (10.22%) IaaS
19 37 (9.95%) Python
20 33 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
21 32 (8.60%) SaaS
21 32 (8.60%) Software Engineering
21 32 (8.60%) Data Lake
22 31 (8.33%) Linux
23 30 (8.06%) Business Intelligence

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 20 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.88%) SAS
4 6 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.61%) CMS
4 6 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.61%) Jetty
4 6 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.54%) Confluence
6 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.27%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 6 (1.61%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.27%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 146 (39.25%) Azure
2 93 (25.00%) AWS
3 50 (13.44%) PaaS
4 48 (12.90%) GCP
5 38 (10.22%) IaaS
6 32 (8.60%) SaaS
7 24 (6.45%) Snowflake
8 23 (6.18%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (4.30%) Serverless
10 14 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (3.23%) Azure Monitor
11 12 (3.23%) Power Platform
12 10 (2.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 10 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (1.61%) dbt
15 5 (1.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.76%) Firewall
2 11 (2.96%) DNS
2 11 (2.96%) Network Security
3 9 (2.42%) LAN
3 9 (2.42%) WAN
4 6 (1.61%) SD-WAN
5 5 (1.34%) Broadband
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.08%) Mobile Broadband
7 3 (0.81%) VPN
8 2 (0.54%) MPLS
8 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.27%) HTTP
9 1 (0.27%) SMTP
9 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.44%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (8.60%) Data Lake
3 28 (7.53%) Big Data
4 22 (5.91%) Metadata
5 18 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (2.96%) Power BI
8 8 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.88%) Data Vault
10 6 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.61%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.61%) OLTP
10 6 (1.61%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.61%) Snowflake Schema
10 6 (1.61%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.61%) Star Schema
11 5 (1.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (2.42%) Maven
5 8 (2.15%) Ant
5 8 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.88%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.88%) GitLab
6 7 (1.88%) Gradle
7 6 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
7 6 (1.61%) Concordion
7 6 (1.61%) JUnit
7 6 (1.61%) Mockito
7 6 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.34%) ER Studio
8 5 (1.34%) ERwin
8 5 (1.34%) PowerDesigner
8 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (24.73%) Finance
2 56 (15.05%) Social Skills
3 21 (5.65%) Retail
4 19 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.57%) Public Sector
6 16 (4.30%) Banking
7 15 (4.03%) Law
8 14 (3.76%) Influencing Skills
9 13 (3.49%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.96%) Advertising
11 7 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.88%) Marketing
12 4 (1.08%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.08%) Police
13 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.81%) Legal
14 2 (0.54%) Billing
14 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.65%) .NET
2 19 (5.11%) Kafka
2 19 (5.11%) Web Services
3 18 (4.84%) Middleware
3 18 (4.84%) REST
4 15 (4.03%) React
5 10 (2.69%) JSON
6 9 (2.42%) ARM Templates
6 9 (2.42%) PySpark
7 8 (2.15%) JDBC
7 8 (2.15%) JMS
7 8 (2.15%) Swagger
8 6 (1.61%) JAX-RS
8 6 (1.61%) JPA
8 6 (1.61%) OAuth
8 6 (1.61%) Spring
8 6 (1.61%) XML
9 4 (1.08%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.08%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.81%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.18%) Data Centre
1 23 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.11%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.30%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.49%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.08%) Clustering
10 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.08%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.54%) Derivative
11 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.54%) Social Media
11 2 (0.54%) User Experience
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.33%) Linux
2 21 (5.65%) Windows
3 20 (5.38%) Unix
4 8 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.88%) Android
6 6 (1.61%) VMS
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) tvOS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.01%) DevOps
3 66 (17.74%) CI/CD
4 57 (15.32%) Data Architecture
4 57 (15.32%) Data Modelling
5 54 (14.52%) Microservices
6 49 (13.17%) Migration
7 48 (12.90%) Analytics
8 40 (10.75%) IT Strategy
9 39 (10.48%) Enterprise Architecture
10 33 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (8.60%) Software Engineering
12 30 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (8.06%) Data Integration
13 28 (7.53%) Security Architecture
13 28 (7.53%) TOGAF
14 27 (7.26%) Information Security
14 27 (7.26%) Risk Management
14 27 (7.26%) Technical Leadership
15 23 (6.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.67%) Java
2 39 (10.48%) SQL
3 37 (9.95%) Python
4 29 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.80%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.45%) C#
6 13 (3.49%) Ruby
7 12 (3.23%) Scala
8 9 (2.42%) Go
8 9 (2.42%) PHP
9 8 (2.15%) Bash
10 7 (1.88%) C++
11 6 (1.61%) R
11 6 (1.61%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.34%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.34%) Perl
13 4 (1.08%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.81%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.81%) Dart
14 3 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (5.11%) CISSP
2 16 (4.30%) Degree
3 14 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.96%) GIAC
5 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (2.15%) CCIE
7 8 (2.15%) CCNP
7 8 (2.15%) SANS
8 7 (1.88%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.34%) CISM
9 5 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.08%) CEH
10 4 (1.08%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.81%) PhD
12 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.11%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.69%) QA
3 9 (2.42%) SLA
4 8 (2.15%) NIST
5 5 (1.34%) GDPR
5 5 (1.34%) NIST 800
6 4 (1.08%) COBIT
7 3 (0.81%) PMO
8 2 (0.54%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.27%) GRC
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (7.26%) Docker
2 15 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.88%) Firmware
6 6 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.81%) KVM
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.27%) LXC
9 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (13.98%) Kubernetes
2 40 (10.75%) Terraform
3 18 (4.84%) Ansible
4 8 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.88%) Puppet
6 6 (1.61%) Istio
7 5 (1.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.34%) SCCM
8 4 (1.08%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.08%) Grafana
9 3 (0.81%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.27%) CASB
10 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.27%) Mesos
10 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (21.24%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.65%) Google
3 19 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (4.84%) SAP
5 16 (4.30%) Informatica
6 15 (4.03%) Cisco
7 14 (3.76%) Oracle
8 13 (3.49%) VMware
9 12 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.23%) IBM
10 11 (2.96%) Databricks
10 11 (2.96%) Dell
11 9 (2.42%) Arista
11 9 (2.42%) Aruba
12 8 (2.15%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.15%) F5
12 8 (2.15%) Juniper
12 8 (2.15%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.61%) Nintex
13 6 (1.61%) OpenText