Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 52 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 451 507 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.97% 4.90% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 5.13% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 368 445 495
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £60,967 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 8,609 9,884 10,222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.51% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,435 8,823 9,114
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,350 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 - 4 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 188 (41.69%) Azure
2 138 (30.60%) Finance
3 111 (24.61%) AWS
4 107 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (23.06%) Microsoft
6 86 (19.07%) SQL
7 67 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 67 (14.86%) DevOps
7 67 (14.86%) Presales
8 64 (14.19%) Migration
9 63 (13.97%) TOGAF
10 59 (13.08%) Data Architecture
10 59 (13.08%) Analytics
11 54 (11.97%) Information Security
11 54 (11.97%) Degree
12 53 (11.75%) Technical Architecture
13 50 (11.09%) SDLC
13 50 (11.09%) Security Architecture
14 49 (10.86%) Office 365
15 48 (10.64%) Project Management
16 47 (10.42%) JavaScript
16 47 (10.42%) Management Information System
16 47 (10.42%) Decision-Making
17 46 (10.20%) Microservices
18 45 (9.98%) Data Warehouse
19 44 (9.76%) Data Modelling
19 44 (9.76%) C#
19 44 (9.76%) .NET
19 44 (9.76%) Data Management
19 44 (9.76%) 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 24 (5.32%) Skype for Business
2 23 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.66%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.44%) CMS
6 11 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.22%) Apache Solr
7 10 (2.22%) IIS
7 10 (2.22%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.89%) Confluence
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.44%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.22%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.00%) Magento
1 9 (2.00%) SAP Hybris
1 9 (2.00%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (0.67%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.22%) Ripple
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 188 (41.69%) Azure
2 111 (24.61%) AWS
3 49 (10.86%) Office 365
4 37 (8.20%) GCP
5 33 (7.32%) PaaS
6 30 (6.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (6.65%) IaaS
7 25 (5.54%) Serverless
8 16 (3.55%) SaaS
9 14 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (2.44%) Power Platform
11 7 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.33%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.11%) npm
14 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
15 3 (0.67%) Heroku
16 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.43%) Firewall
2 21 (4.66%) Skype
3 18 (3.99%) Network Security
4 15 (3.33%) LAN
5 13 (2.88%) Internet
5 13 (2.88%) WAN
6 10 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (2.22%) VPN
7 9 (2.00%) HTTP
7 9 (2.00%) SSL
7 9 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.55%) MPLS
8 7 (1.55%) Wireless
8 7 (1.55%) WLAN
9 6 (1.33%) DNS
9 6 (1.33%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.33%) VoIP
10 5 (1.11%) DHCP
11 4 (0.89%) SAN
12 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.98%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (9.31%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 28 (6.21%) Big Data
5 22 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 22 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.43%) RDBMS
7 17 (3.77%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.44%) Data Lake
9 11 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.44%) Power BI
9 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (2.00%) Endeca
10 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.77%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.55%) ERwin
2 7 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.55%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (1.33%) Jasmine
4 5 (1.11%) Grunt
4 5 (1.11%) JIRA
4 5 (1.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.44%) Selenium
6 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.22%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Gradle
7 1 (0.22%) Mocha
7 1 (0.22%) Sourcetree
7 1 (0.22%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 138 (30.60%) Finance
2 25 (5.54%) Marketing
3 24 (5.32%) Banking
4 15 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.88%) Advertising
6 12 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.22%) Retail
8 8 (1.77%) Legal
9 6 (1.33%) Law
9 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.11%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.76%) .NET
2 32 (7.10%) XML
3 31 (6.87%) HTML
4 29 (6.43%) Web Services
5 28 (6.21%) Kafka
6 27 (5.99%) React
7 23 (5.10%) CSS
8 19 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (3.99%) Middleware
10 17 (3.77%) HTML5
11 16 (3.55%) .NET Framework
11 16 (3.55%) jQuery
12 15 (3.33%) SOAP
13 14 (3.10%) .NET Core
13 14 (3.10%) Entity Framework
13 14 (3.10%) FIX Protocol
14 13 (2.88%) RESTful
14 13 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (2.66%) AngularJS
15 12 (2.66%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 38 (8.43%) Data Centre
3 36 (7.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.32%) Public Cloud
6 18 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (3.55%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.88%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.66%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.44%) User Experience
11 9 (2.00%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.00%) iPad
12 8 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.77%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.55%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.31%) Windows
2 28 (6.21%) Windows 10
3 26 (5.76%) Linux
4 8 (1.77%) Unix
5 7 (1.55%) Solaris
6 4 (0.89%) Android
6 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.86%) DevOps
2 67 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 67 (14.86%) Presales
3 64 (14.19%) Migration
4 63 (13.97%) TOGAF
5 59 (13.08%) Analytics
5 59 (13.08%) Data Architecture
6 54 (11.97%) Information Security
7 53 (11.75%) Technical Architecture
8 50 (11.09%) SDLC
8 50 (11.09%) Security Architecture
9 48 (10.64%) Project Management
10 47 (10.42%) Decision-Making
11 46 (10.20%) Microservices
12 44 (9.76%) Data Management
12 44 (9.76%) Data Modelling
12 44 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.43%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.07%) SQL
2 47 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 44 (9.76%) C#
4 40 (8.87%) Java
5 39 (8.65%) Python
6 25 (5.54%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.33%) C++
8 13 (2.88%) Groovy
9 9 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.00%) R
10 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.55%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.55%) C-shell
11 7 (1.55%) Korn
11 7 (1.55%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.55%) VB
12 6 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (1.11%) C
13 5 (1.11%) Go
13 5 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 54 (11.97%) Degree
2 31 (6.87%) CISSP
3 29 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (4.21%) CISM
5 16 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 15 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 14 (3.10%) AWS Certification
8 12 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (2.22%) IISP
10 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.33%) CISA
12 5 (1.11%) CCSP
12 5 (1.11%) CEH
12 5 (1.11%) CFA
12 5 (1.11%) MCSE
13 4 (0.89%) CRISC
13 4 (0.89%) Security Cleared
14 3 (0.67%) CSSLP
14 3 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.99%) SLA
2 23 (5.10%) QA
3 22 (4.88%) Data Quality
4 15 (3.33%) GDPR
4 15 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.89%) NIST
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.44%) ITGC
7 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.76%) Docker
3 6 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.89%) Firmware
4 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.66%) Terraform
3 19 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.21%) SCCM
4 8 (1.77%) Ansible
5 6 (1.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.44%) Istio
7 1 (0.22%) CASB
7 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.22%) Oozie
7 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (23.06%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.31%) Oracle
3 30 (6.65%) SAP
4 28 (6.21%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (4.88%) Google
6 20 (4.43%) IBM
7 18 (3.99%) Adobe
8 15 (3.33%) MuleSoft
8 15 (3.33%) Sparx
9 13 (2.88%) VMware
10 10 (2.22%) Teradata
11 9 (2.00%) ATG
11 9 (2.00%) Cisco
11 9 (2.00%) Demandware
11 9 (2.00%) Elastic Path
11 9 (2.00%) hybris
11 9 (2.00%) Interwoven
12 7 (1.55%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.33%) Arista
14 5 (1.11%) Meraki