Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £91,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 55 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 335 161 496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.64% 4.50% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 4.83% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 292 114 421
10th Percentile £68,750 £65,525 £62,500
25th Percentile £76,250 £76,563 £73,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £91,000 £93,500 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% +10.00% +6.25%
75th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £117,500 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £91,000 £92,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year -1.62% +8.82% +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 5,559 3,336 9,585
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.18% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,935 2,925 8,475
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +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 18 October 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 October 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 +5 6 £87,500 -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 150 (44.78%) Azure
2 94 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (24.78%) AWS
4 82 (24.48%) Finance
5 72 (21.49%) Microsoft
6 70 (20.90%) DevOps
7 59 (17.61%) Microservices
8 56 (16.72%) GCP
9 52 (15.52%) Data Modelling
9 52 (15.52%) Migration
10 46 (13.73%) Social Skills
11 44 (13.13%) Analytics
11 44 (13.13%) Data Architecture
12 42 (12.54%) Terraform
13 41 (12.24%) Kubernetes
14 39 (11.64%) Data Lake
15 38 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
16 36 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (10.75%) Data Integration
17 35 (10.45%) PaaS
17 35 (10.45%) Java
17 35 (10.45%) SQL
17 35 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
18 33 (9.85%) Docker
19 31 (9.25%) Python
20 29 (8.66%) Web Services
21 28 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
21 28 (8.36%) JavaScript
22 27 (8.06%) Mentoring
22 27 (8.06%) Metadata

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 14 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.39%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.39%) CMS
3 7 (2.09%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.19%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) Apache
6 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.30%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.30%) Kentico
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.79%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.30%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.60%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 150 (44.78%) Azure
2 83 (24.78%) AWS
3 56 (16.72%) GCP
4 35 (10.45%) PaaS
5 26 (7.76%) IaaS
6 21 (6.27%) SaaS
7 18 (5.37%) Power Platform
8 16 (4.78%) Snowflake
9 14 (4.18%) Serverless
10 11 (3.28%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (3.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 9 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (2.69%) Microsoft 365
12 7 (2.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (1.79%) Azure Key Vault
13 6 (1.79%) Azure Service Bus
14 5 (1.49%) Azure Event Grid
15 3 (0.90%) Apigee
15 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.69%) LAN
2 8 (2.39%) Firewall
3 7 (2.09%) Network Security
3 7 (2.09%) WAN
4 3 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (0.90%) DNS
4 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.90%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.60%) Broadband
5 2 (0.60%) DMZ
5 2 (0.60%) HTTP
5 2 (0.60%) Internet
5 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.30%) SSL
6 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.64%) Data Lake
2 38 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (8.06%) Metadata
4 24 (7.16%) Big Data
5 18 (5.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (4.18%) Power BI
7 13 (3.88%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.28%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.69%) Data Mart
10 9 (2.69%) Snowflake Schema
10 9 (2.69%) Star Schema
11 7 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.79%) MySQL
12 6 (1.79%) OLTP
12 6 (1.79%) Tableau
13 5 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (2.09%) ER Studio
1 7 (2.09%) ERwin
2 6 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.79%) Subversion
3 5 (1.49%) PowerDesigner
3 5 (1.49%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.49%) Toad
3 5 (1.49%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (1.19%) GitLab
5 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.90%) JIRA
5 3 (0.90%) Maven
5 3 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.30%) Sourcetree
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 82 (24.48%) Finance
2 46 (13.73%) Social Skills
3 19 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.37%) Presentation Skills
5 17 (5.07%) Law
6 14 (4.18%) Advertising
6 14 (4.18%) Banking
7 12 (3.58%) Public Sector
7 12 (3.58%) Retail
8 7 (2.09%) Marketing
9 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.90%) Legal
11 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Back Office
12 2 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Front Office
12 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.66%) Web Services
2 25 (7.46%) Kafka
3 24 (7.16%) .NET
4 23 (6.87%) Middleware
5 17 (5.07%) React
6 13 (3.88%) ARM Templates
6 13 (3.88%) PySpark
7 8 (2.39%) .NET Core
8 7 (2.09%) CSS
9 6 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.79%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.79%) jQuery
9 6 (1.79%) REST
9 6 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.49%) Caffe
10 5 (1.49%) MXNet
10 5 (1.49%) OAuth
10 5 (1.49%) Theano
10 5 (1.49%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.87%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.67%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.48%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.88%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.09%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.79%) Derivative
10 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.49%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.49%) User Experience
12 4 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.30%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.67%) Linux
2 12 (3.58%) Windows
3 10 (2.99%) Android
3 10 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.19%) Unix
4 4 (1.19%) VMS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.90%) DevOps
3 59 (17.61%) Microservices
4 52 (15.52%) Data Modelling
4 52 (15.52%) Migration
5 44 (13.13%) Analytics
5 44 (13.13%) Data Architecture
6 36 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (10.75%) Data Integration
7 35 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 28 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (8.06%) Mentoring
10 26 (7.76%) Technical Leadership
11 24 (7.16%) Architectural Design
11 24 (7.16%) Data Governance
11 24 (7.16%) IT Strategy
11 24 (7.16%) Software Engineering
12 23 (6.87%) Data Migration
13 22 (6.57%) Metadata Management
14 21 (6.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.45%) Java
1 35 (10.45%) SQL
2 31 (9.25%) Python
3 28 (8.36%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.87%) PowerShell
5 19 (5.67%) C#
6 11 (3.28%) R
6 11 (3.28%) Scala
7 10 (2.99%) PHP
7 10 (2.99%) Ruby
8 8 (2.39%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.79%) C++
9 6 (1.79%) Go
9 6 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.90%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.90%) Perl
11 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (6.57%) Degree
2 16 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.18%) CISSP
5 9 (2.69%) GIAC
6 8 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.39%) PhD
7 7 (2.09%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.49%) CISM
9 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.90%) CEH
10 3 (0.90%) ISSAP
10 3 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.30%) ACCA
12 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.30%) CIMA
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.57%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.58%) NIST
3 9 (2.69%) COBIT
3 9 (2.69%) NIST 800
3 9 (2.69%) QA
4 4 (1.19%) GDPR
5 3 (0.90%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.60%) GRC
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) PMO
6 2 (0.60%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (9.85%) Docker
2 12 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.90%) KVM
4 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.90%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.30%) LXC
6 1 (0.30%) UAG
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (12.54%) Terraform
2 41 (12.24%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.78%) Ansible
4 8 (2.39%) Istio
4 8 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.09%) Puppet
6 5 (1.49%) Grafana
6 5 (1.49%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.90%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 72 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.16%) Google
2 24 (7.16%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (4.78%) Oracle
3 16 (4.78%) SAP
4 14 (4.18%) Databricks
5 12 (3.58%) VMware
6 10 (2.99%) IBM
7 7 (2.09%) Cisco
7 7 (2.09%) Nintex
8 6 (1.79%) OpenText
9 5 (1.49%) Informatica
9 5 (1.49%) Pega
9 5 (1.49%) Workday
10 4 (1.19%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.19%) Sparx
11 3 (0.90%) Adobe
11 3 (0.90%) CA
11 3 (0.90%) Dell
11 3 (0.90%) Red Hat