Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 502 561 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.96% 5.09% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 5.30% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 432 482 407
City of London median annual salary £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £58,900
90th Percentile £115,000 £110,000 £114,250
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -

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 9,674 10,593 9,651
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.03% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,530 9,460 8,742
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +3.48%

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 18 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 - 4 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 166 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (32.67%) Azure
3 121 (24.10%) Finance
4 104 (20.72%) AWS
5 90 (17.93%) TOGAF
6 73 (14.54%) Microsoft
7 67 (13.35%) DevOps
7 67 (13.35%) SQL
7 67 (13.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 66 (13.15%) Windows
9 63 (12.55%) Data Management
9 63 (12.55%) Degree
10 61 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
10 61 (12.15%) Java
11 58 (11.55%) Microservices
12 57 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
13 52 (10.36%) Analytics
13 52 (10.36%) .NET
14 51 (10.16%) Big Data
14 51 (10.16%) Data Architecture
15 50 (9.96%) Data Modelling
15 50 (9.96%) Linux
15 50 (9.96%) Migration
16 48 (9.56%) Oracle
17 45 (8.96%) Computer Science
17 45 (8.96%) Office 365
17 45 (8.96%) SDLC
18 44 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (8.76%) ETL
19 43 (8.57%) Active Directory

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 30 (5.98%) Confluence
2 15 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.19%) CMS
4 11 (2.19%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.99%) IIS
5 10 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.00%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.00%) Documentum
8 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.40%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.39%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (1.79%) Magento
3 6 (1.20%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.00%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.40%) RMDS
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 164 (32.67%) Azure
2 104 (20.72%) AWS
3 45 (8.96%) Office 365
4 37 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (5.98%) PaaS
6 28 (5.58%) SaaS
7 25 (4.98%) GCP
8 23 (4.58%) IaaS
9 12 (2.39%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.99%) Serverless
11 9 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.39%) GitHub
13 4 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.80%) CloudBees
13 4 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (0.60%) Apigee
14 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.98%) Firewall
2 15 (2.99%) LAN
3 14 (2.79%) Internet
3 14 (2.79%) Network Security
4 12 (2.39%) WAN
5 11 (2.19%) DNS
6 10 (1.99%) HTTP
7 9 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (1.79%) Wireless
7 9 (1.79%) WLAN
8 8 (1.59%) Skype
8 8 (1.59%) SSL
9 6 (1.20%) DHCP
10 4 (0.80%) NAS
10 4 (0.80%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.80%) SAN
10 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.80%) VoIP
10 4 (0.80%) VPN
11 3 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (10.16%) Big Data
3 28 (5.58%) SQL Server
4 25 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.18%) Data Lake
6 18 (3.59%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.79%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.59%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.39%) Power BI
11 11 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.79%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.79%) MySQL
13 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.39%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (6.37%) JIRA
2 16 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (0.80%) ER Studio
6 4 (0.80%) ERwin
6 4 (0.80%) PowerDesigner
6 4 (0.80%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.60%) Selenium
7 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.20%) Bower
9 1 (0.20%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.20%) Grunt
9 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 121 (24.10%) Finance
2 35 (6.97%) Advertising
3 30 (5.98%) Retail
4 23 (4.58%) Marketing
5 21 (4.18%) Front Office
6 20 (3.98%) Banking
7 10 (1.99%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.80%) Games
10 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.40%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.20%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.36%) .NET
2 29 (5.78%) HTML
3 28 (5.58%) Web Services
4 26 (5.18%) REST
5 24 (4.78%) CSS
6 23 (4.58%) Node.js
7 22 (4.38%) React
8 21 (4.18%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.98%) Spring
10 17 (3.39%) RESTful
11 16 (3.19%) Kafka
11 16 (3.19%) Middleware
11 16 (3.19%) XML
12 12 (2.39%) jQuery
13 9 (1.79%) J2EE
14 8 (1.59%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (1.59%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.59%) SOAP
14 8 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.18%) Reinsurance
5 19 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.78%) Public Cloud
6 18 (3.59%) Derivative
6 18 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.39%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.19%) User Experience
10 10 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.79%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.39%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.39%) Taxonomies
13 6 (1.20%) iPad
13 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.15%) Windows
2 50 (9.96%) Linux
3 30 (5.98%) Windows 10
4 10 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.20%) Unix
6 4 (0.80%) Android
6 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (17.93%) TOGAF
3 67 (13.35%) DevOps
3 67 (13.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 63 (12.55%) Data Management
5 61 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
6 58 (11.55%) Microservices
7 52 (10.36%) Analytics
8 51 (10.16%) Data Architecture
9 50 (9.96%) Data Modelling
9 50 (9.96%) Migration
10 45 (8.96%) Computer Science
10 45 (8.96%) SDLC
11 44 (8.76%) ETL
12 41 (8.17%) SOA
13 39 (7.77%) OO
14 37 (7.37%) Presales
15 36 (7.17%) Information Security
15 36 (7.17%) Mentoring
15 36 (7.17%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 67 (13.35%) SQL
2 61 (12.15%) Java
3 36 (7.17%) C#
4 29 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.38%) Python
6 18 (3.59%) C++
7 15 (2.99%) C
7 15 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.99%) Scala
8 14 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.39%) Java 8
10 5 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.80%) R
11 4 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.60%) C-shell
12 3 (0.60%) Korn
13 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.40%) Groovy
13 2 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (12.55%) Degree
2 34 (6.77%) TOGAF Certification
3 29 (5.78%) CISSP
4 18 (3.59%) CISM
5 11 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (1.59%) IISP
7 8 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.20%) MCSD
8 6 (1.20%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.60%) CISA
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.60%) CRISC
10 3 (0.60%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.57%) QA
2 21 (4.18%) SLA
3 14 (2.79%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.59%) Data Quality
5 12 (2.39%) GDPR
6 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.00%) NIST
7 4 (0.80%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.19%) Docker
3 9 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.80%) XenApp
5 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.60%) KVM
6 3 (0.60%) LXC
6 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.60%) vSphere
6 3 (0.60%) Xen
7 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (4.18%) Terraform
2 13 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.99%) Puppet
4 9 (1.79%) Ansible
5 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.00%) SCCM
8 4 (0.80%) Mesos
9 3 (0.60%) CASB
9 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.40%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.40%) Oozie
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.40%) Packer
11 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 73 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.56%) Oracle
3 28 (5.58%) SAP
4 26 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (4.98%) IBM
6 17 (3.39%) Google
6 17 (3.39%) VMware
7 16 (3.19%) hybris
7 16 (3.19%) Reuters
8 13 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.19%) Demandware
10 10 (1.99%) Teradata
11 9 (1.79%) Adobe
11 9 (1.79%) ATG
11 9 (1.79%) Informatica
12 7 (1.39%) Cisco
12 7 (1.39%) Pega
12 7 (1.39%) Tableau
13 6 (1.20%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.20%) Workday