Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 45 47
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 291 415 522
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.01% 4.90% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 5.17% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 239 339 468
10th Percentile £72,500 £61,000 £62,500
25th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £73,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% - -
75th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £96,563
90th Percentile £112,500 £120,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £89,000 £85,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +3.03%

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 4,508 8,024 9,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 94.78% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,968 7,030 8,827
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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.

1 165 (56.70%) Azure
2 114 (39.18%) Finance
3 95 (32.65%) Microsoft
4 86 (29.55%) AWS
5 69 (23.71%) TOGAF
6 67 (23.02%) DevOps
7 66 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (21.65%) PaaS
9 61 (20.96%) Microservices
10 48 (16.49%) SQL
11 47 (16.15%) .NET
11 47 (16.15%) Test Automation
12 46 (15.81%) Active Directory
13 45 (15.46%) SQL Server
13 45 (15.46%) GCP
14 41 (14.09%) SaaS
14 41 (14.09%) Enterprise Architecture
14 41 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (14.09%) CSS
15 39 (13.40%) Data Lake
16 38 (13.06%) Dynamics 365
16 38 (13.06%) Deployment Automation
16 38 (13.06%) jQuery
16 38 (13.06%) Security Architecture
17 37 (12.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 37 (12.71%) Databricks
18 35 (12.03%) Microsoft 365
18 35 (12.03%) Degree
19 33 (11.34%) Analytics
19 33 (11.34%) SharePoint

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 33 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.06%) IIS
3 4 (1.37%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.69%) Apache
4 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.69%) CMS
4 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.34%) JBoss
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (5.84%) SAP ERP
2 10 (3.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 165 (56.70%) Azure
2 86 (29.55%) AWS
3 63 (21.65%) PaaS
4 45 (15.46%) GCP
5 41 (14.09%) SaaS
6 38 (13.06%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (12.03%) Microsoft 365
8 29 (9.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (9.62%) Power Platform
10 26 (8.93%) IaaS
11 13 (4.47%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.72%) iPaaS
13 4 (1.37%) Google Workspace
13 4 (1.37%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.37%) Serverless
14 3 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (1.03%) GitHub
15 2 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.84%) Network Security
2 13 (4.47%) Firewall
3 8 (2.75%) DNS
3 8 (2.75%) SD-WAN
3 8 (2.75%) WAN
4 7 (2.41%) Cisco Firepower
4 7 (2.41%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (2.41%) Ethernet
4 7 (2.41%) LAN
5 5 (1.72%) DHCP
5 5 (1.72%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.03%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.03%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.69%) NX-OS
9 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 39 (13.40%) Data Lake
3 30 (10.31%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.12%) Big Data
6 11 (3.78%) Data Mart
7 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.06%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.72%) BigQuery
9 5 (1.72%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.37%) Amazon QuickSight
10 4 (1.37%) Power BI
10 4 (1.37%) Tableau
11 3 (1.03%) HDInsight
11 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.37%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.37%) GitLab
2 4 (1.37%) Selenium
2 4 (1.37%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.69%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.69%) ER Studio
3 2 (0.69%) ERwin
3 2 (0.69%) gulp
3 2 (0.69%) JIRA
3 2 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.69%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.34%) Grunt
4 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.34%) jspm
4 1 (0.34%) Postman
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 114 (39.18%) Finance
2 31 (10.65%) Banking
3 16 (5.50%) Law
4 11 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.78%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.44%) Retail
6 9 (3.09%) Advertising
6 9 (3.09%) Marketing
7 7 (2.41%) Back Office
8 6 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.03%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Front Office
10 2 (0.69%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.15%) .NET
2 41 (14.09%) CSS
3 38 (13.06%) jQuery
4 37 (12.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 25 (8.59%) Ajax
6 24 (8.25%) XML
7 22 (7.56%) OAuth
8 21 (7.22%) .NET Core
9 19 (6.53%) .NET Framework
10 18 (6.19%) React
11 14 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (4.81%) Entity Framework
12 11 (3.78%) REST
13 10 (3.44%) JSON
13 10 (3.44%) Web Services
14 8 (2.75%) AngularJS
15 6 (2.06%) Middleware
16 5 (1.72%) HTML
16 5 (1.72%) LDAP
17 4 (1.37%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.28%) Public Cloud
2 24 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (7.56%) Reinsurance
4 17 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.81%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.47%) N-Tier
7 9 (3.09%) User Experience
8 8 (2.75%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.06%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.22%) Windows
2 14 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
2 14 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
3 8 (2.75%) Linux
3 8 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.71%) TOGAF
2 67 (23.02%) DevOps
3 66 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (20.96%) Microservices
5 47 (16.15%) Test Automation
6 41 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (14.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (13.06%) Deployment Automation
7 38 (13.06%) Security Architecture
8 33 (11.34%) Analytics
9 32 (11.00%) Migration
10 30 (10.31%) Architecture Roadmap
10 30 (10.31%) Data Modelling
11 28 (9.62%) Computer Science
11 28 (9.62%) CQRS
11 28 (9.62%) ETL
12 26 (8.93%) Presales
13 25 (8.59%) Network Design
14 24 (8.25%) Domain-Driven Design
15 22 (7.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.49%) SQL
2 30 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 28 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.90%) Python
5 21 (7.22%) C#
6 10 (3.44%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.69%) C
7 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Java 8
8 1 (0.34%) Scala
8 1 (0.34%) SOQL
8 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (12.03%) Degree
2 31 (10.65%) CISSP
3 21 (7.22%) CISM
4 20 (6.87%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.53%) SC Cleared
6 18 (6.19%) CISA
6 18 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.09%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.06%) CCNA
10 6 (2.06%) MCSE
11 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.69%) ACCA
12 2 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.69%) CIMA
12 2 (0.69%) GSEC
12 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) GDPR
2 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.69%) NCSC
2 2 (0.69%) PSD2
2 2 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.34%) GRC
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (15.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.78%) XenApp
3 11 (3.78%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.75%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.41%) Docker
6 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (9.62%) Terraform
2 16 (5.50%) Kubernetes
3 14 (4.81%) Ansible
3 14 (4.81%) SCCM
4 11 (3.78%) SCOM
5 8 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (2.41%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.72%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.69%) Puppet
10 1 (0.34%) MIIS
10 1 (0.34%) vRealize
10 1 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 95 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.71%) Databricks
3 22 (7.56%) VMware
4 20 (6.87%) PeopleSoft
4 20 (6.87%) SAP
5 18 (6.19%) Cisco
6 17 (5.84%) Google
7 16 (5.50%) Citrix
8 15 (5.15%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.44%) Sparx
10 8 (2.75%) Nintex
11 7 (2.41%) CA
11 7 (2.41%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.06%) Pega
12 6 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.72%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.72%) Oracle
14 4 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.37%) Informatica
14 4 (1.37%) Red Hat