Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 49 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 416 526 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.75% 5.11% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 5.36% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 361 486 544
Median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,875
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £113,750
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 8,293 9,813 10,292
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.42% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,189 8,729 9,106
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £64,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +4.35%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 - 2 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 (39.90%) Azure
2 133 (31.97%) Finance
3 113 (27.16%) Microsoft
4 97 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (21.88%) AWS
6 72 (17.31%) Migration
7 71 (17.07%) SQL
8 64 (15.38%) Presales
9 61 (14.66%) Degree
10 60 (14.42%) DevOps
11 57 (13.70%) Enterprise Architecture
12 52 (12.50%) Data Architecture
12 52 (12.50%) TOGAF
13 51 (12.26%) Information Security
14 47 (11.30%) Office 365
14 47 (11.30%) Analytics
15 46 (11.06%) JavaScript
16 44 (10.58%) SDLC
17 43 (10.34%) Security Architecture
18 42 (10.10%) C#
18 42 (10.10%) Windows
18 42 (10.10%) Python
19 41 (9.86%) .NET
19 41 (9.86%) Management Information System
20 40 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (9.62%) Java
21 39 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
22 38 (9.13%) SQL Server
22 38 (9.13%) Data Modelling
22 38 (9.13%) Problem-Solving

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 23 (5.53%) Skype for Business
2 20 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.64%) IIS
5 10 (2.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.20%) CMS
9 4 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.48%) Confluence
11 2 (0.48%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.48%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.48%) Mule
11 2 (0.48%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.24%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Magento
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (0.72%) SAP MDG
1 3 (0.72%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.24%) Ripple
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 166 (39.90%) Azure
2 91 (21.88%) AWS
3 47 (11.30%) Office 365
4 35 (8.41%) GCP
5 24 (5.77%) IaaS
5 24 (5.77%) PaaS
6 23 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (4.09%) SaaS
7 17 (4.09%) Serverless
8 12 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (2.64%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.68%) npm
11 6 (1.44%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.72%) GitHub
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.77%) Firewall
2 20 (4.81%) Skype
3 17 (4.09%) Network Security
4 12 (2.88%) WAN
5 10 (2.40%) LAN
5 10 (2.40%) VPN
6 9 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.44%) DNS
8 6 (1.44%) Internet
8 6 (1.44%) MPLS
8 6 (1.44%) NetScaler
8 6 (1.44%) VoIP
9 5 (1.20%) DHCP
9 5 (1.20%) SSL
9 5 (1.20%) Wireless
10 4 (0.96%) WLAN
11 3 (0.72%) HTTP
11 3 (0.72%) SAN
12 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.17%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 22 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.57%) Big Data
5 17 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.64%) Power BI
8 10 (2.40%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (2.40%) Data Lake
8 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.16%) Snowflake Schema
9 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.68%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.68%) ERwin
3 7 (1.68%) Grunt
3 7 (1.68%) Jasmine
3 7 (1.68%) PowerDesigner
3 7 (1.68%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.96%) VersionOne
6 3 (0.72%) JIRA
6 3 (0.72%) Maven
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.48%) Selenium
7 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.24%) Gradle
8 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 133 (31.97%) Finance
2 22 (5.29%) Banking
3 16 (3.85%) Marketing
4 15 (3.61%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.37%) Advertising
6 10 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.16%) Law
8 8 (1.92%) Retail
8 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.68%) Housing Association
10 6 (1.44%) Legal
11 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.48%) German Language
12 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.86%) .NET
2 28 (6.73%) HTML
3 26 (6.25%) Web Services
4 24 (5.77%) React
5 23 (5.53%) Kafka
6 21 (5.05%) CSS
7 19 (4.57%) XML
8 17 (4.09%) Middleware
9 16 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (3.85%) HTML5
9 16 (3.85%) SOAP
10 15 (3.61%) SAP PI
11 14 (3.37%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (3.37%) IDoc
11 14 (3.37%) JMS
11 14 (3.37%) SAML
11 14 (3.37%) XACML
12 13 (3.13%) JSON
13 12 (2.88%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 30 (7.21%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.05%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.37%) User Experience
6 14 (3.37%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.64%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.92%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.92%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.68%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.10%) Windows
2 28 (6.73%) Linux
3 19 (4.57%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.20%) Unix
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.31%) Migration
3 64 (15.38%) Presales
4 60 (14.42%) DevOps
5 57 (13.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 52 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 52 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 51 (12.26%) Information Security
8 47 (11.30%) Analytics
9 44 (10.58%) SDLC
10 43 (10.34%) Security Architecture
11 40 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
13 38 (9.13%) Data Modelling
13 38 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (8.17%) Decision-Making
15 33 (7.93%) Microservices
15 33 (7.93%) Project Management
16 32 (7.69%) Computer Science
17 31 (7.45%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (17.07%) SQL
2 46 (11.06%) JavaScript
3 42 (10.10%) C#
3 42 (10.10%) Python
4 40 (9.62%) Java
5 22 (5.29%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.85%) C++
7 15 (3.61%) Groovy
8 10 (2.40%) R
9 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.44%) Go
11 6 (1.44%) VB
12 5 (1.20%) C
12 5 (1.20%) Java 8
13 4 (0.96%) Scala
14 3 (0.72%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (14.66%) Degree
2 29 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (6.49%) CISSP
4 20 (4.81%) Master's Degree
5 19 (4.57%) CISM
6 15 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 14 (3.37%) AWS Certification
8 11 (2.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (2.64%) IISP
9 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.68%) CCIE
10 7 (1.68%) CCNA
11 5 (1.20%) CEH
11 5 (1.20%) MCSE
12 4 (0.96%) CCNP
12 4 (0.96%) CCSA
12 4 (0.96%) CCSP
12 4 (0.96%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.01%) QA
2 21 (5.05%) Data Quality
3 20 (4.81%) SLA
4 12 (2.88%) GDPR
5 11 (2.64%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) ITGC
7 2 (0.48%) NIST
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 29 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.25%) Docker
3 7 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.96%) Firmware
5 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (7.45%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.57%) SCCM
4 14 (3.37%) Terraform
5 7 (1.68%) Ansible
6 4 (0.96%) Puppet
7 2 (0.48%) Istio
8 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.24%) CASB
8 1 (0.24%) Oozie
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.69%) Oracle
3 25 (6.01%) SAP
4 23 (5.53%) Google
5 20 (4.81%) MuleSoft
6 17 (4.09%) VMware
7 16 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.88%) Adobe
9 11 (2.64%) Sparx
10 10 (2.40%) Cisco
11 9 (2.16%) Citrix
12 6 (1.44%) F5
12 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.20%) Arista
13 5 (1.20%) IBM
13 5 (1.20%) Juniper
13 5 (1.20%) Meraki
13 5 (1.20%) Teradata
14 4 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
15 3 (0.72%) Solace