Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 535 444 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.79% 4.35% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 4.58% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 459 401 452
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £115,000 £104,750
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000

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 10,681 9,697 11,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 94.98% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,550 8,786 10,300
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 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £59,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.93% +2.61% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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.

1 192 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (30.84%) C#
4 161 (30.09%) Finance
5 155 (28.97%) SQL
6 143 (26.73%) .NET
7 135 (25.23%) JavaScript
8 134 (25.05%) SQL Server
9 126 (23.55%) Microservices
10 124 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
11 109 (20.37%) Web Services
11 109 (20.37%) TOGAF
12 96 (17.94%) Waterfall
13 93 (17.38%) SOA
14 89 (16.64%) Technical Architecture
15 85 (15.89%) CSS
16 81 (15.14%) REST
17 78 (14.58%) MVC
17 78 (14.58%) Microsoft
18 77 (14.39%) Enterprise Architecture
19 76 (14.21%) T-SQL
20 75 (14.02%) React
21 74 (13.83%) Degree
22 73 (13.64%) Java
23 72 (13.46%) Zachman Framework
24 71 (13.27%) OO
24 71 (13.27%) Analytics
25 70 (13.08%) ASP.NET Web API
26 69 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
26 69 (12.90%) Test Automation

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 62 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.93%) Mule
3 15 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.93%) Apache
8 4 (0.75%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.75%) IIS
9 3 (0.56%) CMS
9 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.37%) SAS
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.19%) Confluence
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (8.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.80%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Radian6
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 183 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (7.85%) PaaS
4 38 (7.10%) SaaS
5 22 (4.11%) Boomi
5 22 (4.11%) IaaS
6 20 (3.74%) Apigee
6 20 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.43%) Office 365
8 12 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.31%) Serverless
11 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.75%) Force.com
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.80%) VPN
2 11 (2.06%) Firewall
3 10 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.50%) MPLS
4 8 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (1.12%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.12%) Network Security
5 6 (1.12%) SAN
6 5 (0.93%) Internet
6 5 (0.93%) WAN
7 4 (0.75%) BGP
7 4 (0.75%) DNS
8 3 (0.56%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.56%) LAN
8 3 (0.56%) SSL
9 2 (0.37%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.37%) FCoE
9 2 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.37%) Multicast
9 2 (0.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (25.05%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 35 (6.54%) Big Data
5 28 (5.23%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.80%) Apache Hive
7 15 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.24%) Power BI
9 11 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.06%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.87%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.68%) MySQL
12 8 (1.50%) Blockchain
13 7 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.31%) MS Access
14 6 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 57 (10.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.56%) ER Studio
4 3 (0.56%) ERwin
4 3 (0.56%) Maven
4 3 (0.56%) RStudio
4 3 (0.56%) Selenium
4 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.19%) Grunt
6 1 (0.19%) JIRA
6 1 (0.19%) JMeter
6 1 (0.19%) NUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 161 (30.09%) Finance
2 36 (6.73%) Banking
3 28 (5.23%) Advertising
4 22 (4.11%) Retail
4 22 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.36%) Back Office
6 15 (2.80%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.24%) Marketing
8 10 (1.87%) Law
9 7 (1.31%) Automotive
9 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.12%) Publishing
11 5 (0.93%) Legal
12 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.56%) Games
14 2 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (26.73%) .NET
2 109 (20.37%) Web Services
3 85 (15.89%) CSS
4 81 (15.14%) REST
5 75 (14.02%) React
6 70 (13.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 65 (12.15%) jQuery
8 60 (11.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 57 (10.65%) Entity Framework
10 55 (10.28%) JSON
11 45 (8.41%) .NET Core
12 40 (7.48%) HTML
13 28 (5.23%) SOAP
14 27 (5.05%) .NET Framework
14 27 (5.05%) Node.js
15 25 (4.67%) XML
16 23 (4.30%) AngularJS
16 23 (4.30%) WPF
17 17 (3.18%) ASP.NET
18 14 (2.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (12.15%) N-Tier
3 51 (9.53%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.93%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.06%) User Experience
9 10 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.87%) Fintech
10 9 (1.68%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.50%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.93%) Clustering
13 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.73%) Windows
2 24 (4.49%) Linux
3 12 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.68%) Unix
5 5 (0.93%) Android
5 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.37%) Solaris
7 2 (0.37%) VMS
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.55%) Microservices
3 109 (20.37%) TOGAF
4 96 (17.94%) Waterfall
5 93 (17.38%) SOA
6 89 (16.64%) Technical Architecture
7 78 (14.58%) MVC
8 77 (14.39%) Enterprise Architecture
9 72 (13.46%) Zachman Framework
10 71 (13.27%) Analytics
10 71 (13.27%) OO
11 69 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 67 (12.52%) Mentoring
13 65 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (11.96%) DevOps
14 64 (11.96%) SOLID
15 63 (11.78%) MODAF
15 63 (11.78%) UML
16 60 (11.21%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 54 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 165 (30.84%) C#
2 155 (28.97%) SQL
3 135 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 76 (14.21%) T-SQL
5 73 (13.64%) Java
6 20 (3.74%) Python
7 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.68%) PHP
9 8 (1.50%) C
9 8 (1.50%) C++
10 6 (1.12%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.12%) R
10 6 (1.12%) Ruby
11 5 (0.93%) Scala
12 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.75%) Perl
12 4 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.56%) Clojure
13 3 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (13.83%) Degree
2 38 (7.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.18%) CISSP
3 17 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.43%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.43%) ISEB
5 11 (2.06%) CISM
5 11 (2.06%) PhD
6 10 (1.87%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.93%) MCSA
7 5 (0.93%) MCSE
7 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.75%) CISA
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.75%) CRISC
8 4 (0.75%) GIAC
8 4 (0.75%) SANS
9 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.87%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.50%) QA
3 5 (0.93%) COBIT
3 5 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.37%) COSO
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (4.49%) Active Directory
1 24 (4.49%) Docker
2 16 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.75%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.56%) Xen
7 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.37%) NFS
7 2 (0.37%) SRDF
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.06%) Ansible
1 11 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.68%) Puppet
3 7 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.93%) SCCM
5 5 (0.93%) Terraform
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.75%) Salt
7 2 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.37%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 78 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.91%) Oracle
3 41 (7.66%) Nintex
4 22 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 22 (4.11%) TIBCO
4 22 (4.11%) VMware
5 21 (3.93%) Google
6 20 (3.74%) Axway
7 14 (2.62%) Tableau
8 11 (2.06%) Cisco
9 10 (1.87%) Citrix
9 10 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.87%) SAP
10 8 (1.50%) Splunk
11 5 (0.93%) Informatica
12 4 (0.75%) IBM
12 4 (0.75%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.75%) Teradata
13 3 (0.56%) Dell
13 3 (0.56%) EMC