Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 59 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 562 463 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.11% 4.53% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 4.76% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 483 413 458
City of London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £63,750 £59,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £114,750 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 10,565 9,717 11,975
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.13% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,434 8,805 10,955
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 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,000 £59,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.52% +3.48% +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 19 September 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 September 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.

1 210 (37.37%) Finance
2 209 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (31.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 158 (28.11%) SQL
5 155 (27.58%) .NET
6 142 (25.27%) C#
7 135 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
8 130 (23.13%) Microsoft
9 126 (22.42%) SQL Server
10 118 (21.00%) Microservices
11 112 (19.93%) JavaScript
12 110 (19.57%) Web Services
13 98 (17.44%) Java
13 98 (17.44%) SOA
13 98 (17.44%) TOGAF
14 88 (15.66%) Degree
14 88 (15.66%) Mentoring
15 85 (15.12%) Technical Architecture
15 85 (15.12%) Enterprise Architecture
16 83 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
17 82 (14.59%) Waterfall
18 80 (14.23%) CSS
19 75 (13.35%) React
20 74 (13.17%) T-SQL
21 71 (12.63%) MVC
22 70 (12.46%) UML
23 69 (12.28%) OO
24 67 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
24 67 (11.92%) SharePoint
24 67 (11.92%) Analytics

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 67 (11.92%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (2.67%) Mule
4 14 (2.49%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.07%) Apache
7 5 (0.89%) IIS
8 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.53%) JBoss
9 3 (0.53%) SAS
10 2 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.36%) Documentum
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (9.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.45%) Oracle Financials
2 25 (4.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Radian6
5 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 178 (31.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (8.01%) PaaS
4 43 (7.65%) SaaS
5 29 (5.16%) IaaS
6 22 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (3.02%) Boomi
7 17 (3.02%) Office 365
8 14 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.25%) Serverless
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.49%) Firewall
2 9 (1.60%) VPN
3 8 (1.42%) DNS
3 8 (1.42%) Network Security
3 8 (1.42%) WAN
4 6 (1.07%) HTTP
5 5 (0.89%) SAN
6 4 (0.71%) BGP
6 4 (0.71%) Internet
6 4 (0.71%) LAN
6 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.53%) Wireless
8 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.36%) Skype
8 2 (0.36%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (22.42%) SQL Server
2 58 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (8.36%) Big Data
4 41 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (6.76%) NoSQL
6 34 (6.05%) Hadoop
7 23 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.91%) Apache Hive
9 14 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (2.14%) MS Access
10 12 (2.14%) Power BI
10 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.96%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.60%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.42%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (9.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.25%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.71%) ER Studio
7 4 (0.71%) ERwin
7 4 (0.71%) webpack
8 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.53%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.53%) NUnit
8 3 (0.53%) RStudio
8 3 (0.53%) Selenium
8 3 (0.53%) Subversion
9 2 (0.36%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.36%) JMeter
9 2 (0.36%) Maven
General
1 210 (37.37%) Finance
2 58 (10.32%) Banking
3 42 (7.47%) Advertising
4 31 (5.52%) Back Office
5 26 (4.63%) General Ledger
6 24 (4.27%) Retail
7 14 (2.49%) Marketing
8 13 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.78%) Law
10 8 (1.42%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.25%) Automotive
11 7 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.07%) Front Office
13 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.53%) Games
14 3 (0.53%) Legal
14 3 (0.53%) Publishing
15 2 (0.36%) Billing
15 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (27.58%) .NET
2 110 (19.57%) Web Services
3 80 (14.23%) CSS
4 75 (13.35%) React
5 63 (11.21%) jQuery
6 62 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 61 (10.85%) REST
7 61 (10.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 58 (10.32%) Entity Framework
9 47 (8.36%) JSON
10 43 (7.65%) .NET Core
11 42 (7.47%) XML
12 27 (4.80%) HTML
13 24 (4.27%) SOAP
14 22 (3.91%) .NET Framework
14 22 (3.91%) AngularJS
14 22 (3.91%) Node.js
15 16 (2.85%) Middleware
16 15 (2.67%) ASP.NET
16 15 (2.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (10.68%) N-Tier
3 59 (10.50%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (4.09%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.67%) Fintech
7 13 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.78%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.78%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.60%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.89%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.89%) User Experience
15 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.87%) Windows
2 24 (4.27%) Linux
3 10 (1.78%) Unix
3 10 (1.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.71%) Android
5 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.53%) VMS
5 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
7 1 (0.18%) MVS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (21.00%) Microservices
3 98 (17.44%) SOA
3 98 (17.44%) TOGAF
4 88 (15.66%) Mentoring
5 85 (15.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 85 (15.12%) Technical Architecture
6 82 (14.59%) Waterfall
7 71 (12.63%) MVC
8 70 (12.46%) UML
9 69 (12.28%) OO
10 67 (11.92%) Analytics
10 67 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (11.57%) CRM
12 63 (11.21%) Zachman Framework
13 60 (10.68%) Test Automation
14 59 (10.50%) DevOps
15 57 (10.14%) MODAF
16 56 (9.96%) Deployment Automation
16 56 (9.96%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 158 (28.11%) SQL
2 142 (25.27%) C#
3 112 (19.93%) JavaScript
4 98 (17.44%) Java
5 74 (13.17%) T-SQL
6 27 (4.80%) Python
7 14 (2.49%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.96%) C
9 9 (1.60%) PHP
10 8 (1.42%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.25%) C++
12 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.07%) R
12 6 (1.07%) Scala
13 4 (0.71%) Groovy
13 4 (0.71%) Perl
13 4 (0.71%) Ruby
13 4 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.36%) Java 8
14 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (15.66%) Degree
2 48 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.96%) AWS Certification
3 11 (1.96%) CISSP
3 11 (1.96%) PhD
3 11 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.78%) Postgraduate
5 7 (1.25%) CISM
6 6 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.07%) ISEB
6 6 (1.07%) MCSA
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) GIAC
7 5 (0.89%) MCSE
7 5 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.71%) CCNP
8 4 (0.71%) CISA
8 4 (0.71%) CRISC
8 4 (0.71%) SANS
9 3 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.38%) GCP
2 18 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.42%) GDPR
4 7 (1.25%) COBIT
5 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.71%) QA
6 2 (0.36%) COSO
6 2 (0.36%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.85%) Docker
3 13 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) vCloud
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.60%) Puppet
2 8 (1.42%) Ansible
3 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.89%) Salt
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.53%) SCCM
6 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.18%) CASB
7 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Oozie
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 130 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.74%) Oracle
3 43 (7.65%) Nintex
4 27 (4.80%) Google
5 22 (3.91%) VMware
6 19 (3.38%) Apigee
7 16 (2.85%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.85%) TIBCO
8 14 (2.49%) Axway
8 14 (2.49%) Cisco
8 14 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.14%) SAP
10 11 (1.96%) Citrix
11 10 (1.78%) IBM
11 10 (1.78%) Tableau
12 6 (1.07%) hybris
13 5 (0.89%) Automation Anywhere
13 5 (0.89%) Blue Prism
14 4 (0.71%) SaltStack
14 4 (0.71%) ServiceNow