Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 53 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 246 289 520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.76% 4.56% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 4.84% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 214 236 461
10th Percentile £69,125 £61,250 £62,500
25th Percentile £76,250 £71,188 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +6.06%
75th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £102,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £120,000 £117,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 4,803 5,973 9,585
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 94.23% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,251 5,233 8,569
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +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 15 June 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 15 June 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.

1 127 (51.63%) Azure
2 92 (37.40%) Finance
3 73 (29.67%) Microsoft
3 73 (29.67%) AWS
4 59 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (21.14%) DevOps
6 49 (19.92%) GCP
7 43 (17.48%) Microservices
8 36 (14.63%) SQL
8 36 (14.63%) Social Skills
9 30 (12.20%) Data Modelling
10 29 (11.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (11.79%) PaaS
11 28 (11.38%) Data Lake
11 28 (11.38%) TOGAF
12 25 (10.16%) Degree
12 25 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (10.16%) Security Architecture
12 25 (10.16%) Analytics
13 24 (9.76%) Banking
13 24 (9.76%) Network Design
14 23 (9.35%) Active Directory
14 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
14 23 (9.35%) Databricks
15 22 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (8.94%) Migration
16 21 (8.54%) ERP
16 21 (8.54%) .NET
16 21 (8.54%) Kubernetes
16 21 (8.54%) IaaS

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 9 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.44%) CMS
3 4 (1.63%) Anypoint
4 3 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Kentico
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.41%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (6.10%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 127 (51.63%) Azure
2 73 (29.67%) AWS
3 49 (19.92%) GCP
4 29 (11.79%) PaaS
5 21 (8.54%) IaaS
5 21 (8.54%) SaaS
6 19 (7.72%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (4.88%) Power Platform
9 11 (4.47%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (2.85%) Snowflake
11 6 (2.44%) Serverless
12 5 (2.03%) Azure Sentinel
12 5 (2.03%) iPaaS
13 4 (1.63%) Google Workspace
14 3 (1.22%) Azure Event Grid
14 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.81%) Matillion
15 2 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.28%) Network Security
2 9 (3.66%) Firewall
3 7 (2.85%) LAN
3 7 (2.85%) WAN
4 5 (2.03%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (2.03%) Ethernet
4 5 (2.03%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.81%) DMZ
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.38%) Data Lake
2 25 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.66%) Big Data
6 9 (3.66%) Data Mart
7 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.03%) BigQuery
8 5 (2.03%) OLTP
8 5 (2.03%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.63%) MySQL
9 4 (1.63%) Tableau
10 3 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.22%) Power BI
10 3 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (2.44%) ER Studio
1 6 (2.44%) ERwin
2 5 (2.03%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (1.63%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.63%) Selenium
3 4 (1.63%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.22%) JIRA
4 3 (1.22%) Subversion
4 3 (1.22%) Toad
4 3 (1.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (0.81%) gulp
6 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.41%) Grunt
6 1 (0.41%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) jspm
6 1 (0.41%) Mocha
6 1 (0.41%) Moq
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 92 (37.40%) Finance
2 36 (14.63%) Social Skills
3 24 (9.76%) Banking
4 15 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.28%) Advertising
5 13 (5.28%) Law
6 10 (4.07%) Marketing
6 10 (4.07%) Retail
7 8 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (3.25%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.85%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.85%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.22%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Back Office
10 2 (0.81%) Front Office
10 2 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.54%) .NET
2 19 (7.72%) Web Services
3 18 (7.32%) OAuth
4 10 (4.07%) CSS
5 9 (3.66%) Ajax
5 9 (3.66%) jQuery
5 9 (3.66%) Kafka
5 9 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (3.66%) XML
6 8 (3.25%) React
6 8 (3.25%) REST
7 7 (2.85%) JSON
7 7 (2.85%) Middleware
8 6 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.44%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.63%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.63%) LDAP
9 4 (1.63%) Vue.js
10 3 (1.22%) HTML
10 3 (1.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.91%) Reinsurance
2 16 (6.50%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.10%) Cloud Native
4 12 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.88%) User Experience
5 8 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.63%) Derivative
6 4 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.25%) Linux
2 5 (2.03%) Windows
3 1 (0.41%) Android
3 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.41%) Unix
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (21.14%) DevOps
3 43 (17.48%) Microservices
4 30 (12.20%) Data Modelling
5 29 (11.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (11.38%) TOGAF
7 25 (10.16%) Analytics
7 25 (10.16%) Security Architecture
8 24 (9.76%) Network Design
9 22 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (8.94%) Migration
10 21 (8.54%) Architecture Roadmap
10 21 (8.54%) ERP
11 20 (8.13%) Presales
12 19 (7.72%) Data Strategy
12 19 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (7.32%) Computer Science
14 17 (6.91%) ETL
14 17 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.50%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.63%) SQL
2 18 (7.32%) Python
3 12 (4.88%) Java
3 12 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.22%) PHP
6 2 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.81%) C#
6 2 (0.81%) Scala
6 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.41%) R
7 1 (0.41%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 25 (10.16%) Degree
2 19 (7.72%) CISSP
3 18 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.10%) CISM
6 12 (4.88%) CISA
7 8 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.22%) ACCA
9 3 (1.22%) CIMA
9 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.22%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.81%) CCNA
10 2 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.81%) PhD
11 1 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.41%) CCNP
11 1 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.03%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.81%) GDPR
3 2 (0.81%) GRC
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) NCSC
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) NIST
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.69%) Docker
3 8 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.03%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
6 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.50%) Terraform
3 15 (6.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (4.47%) Ansible
5 5 (2.03%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.63%) Puppet
7 3 (1.22%) Grafana
7 3 (1.22%) Istio
7 3 (1.22%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.81%) SCCM
8 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.41%) MIIS
9 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (29.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.35%) Databricks
3 16 (6.50%) PeopleSoft
3 16 (6.50%) SAP
4 15 (6.10%) Google
5 9 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.66%) VMware
6 7 (2.85%) Cisco
6 7 (2.85%) Oracle
6 7 (2.85%) Pega
7 6 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.03%) CA
8 5 (2.03%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.03%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.63%) Adobe
10 3 (1.22%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (1.22%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.22%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.22%) IBM
10 3 (1.22%) UiPath