Period
to 26 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 170 478 570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.65% 4.80% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 5.03% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 129 419 506
Median annual salary £92,500 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £64,750 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £115,000 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 3,403 9,497 10,706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.44% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,979 8,304 9,576
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £99,000 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +5.93%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +15 1 - -
Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 83 (48.82%) Azure
2 62 (36.47%) Finance
3 56 (32.94%) AWS
4 48 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (27.65%) Microservices
6 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 37 (21.76%) DevOps
8 35 (20.59%) JavaScript
8 35 (20.59%) CSS
9 33 (19.41%) PaaS
10 32 (18.82%) SaaS
11 30 (17.65%) Big Data
11 30 (17.65%) Analytics
12 28 (16.47%) Java
13 27 (15.88%) Marketing
14 26 (15.29%) Migration
15 24 (14.12%) .NET
15 24 (14.12%) TOGAF
16 23 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (13.53%) HTML
17 22 (12.94%) AngularJS
17 22 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
18 21 (12.35%) Web Development
18 21 (12.35%) SQL
18 21 (12.35%) SharePoint
18 21 (12.35%) React
18 21 (12.35%) Dynamics 365
19 20 (11.76%) Software Engineering
20 19 (11.18%) jQuery
20 19 (11.18%) GCP

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 21 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.65%) Apache Spark
3 11 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (5.88%) Apache
5 7 (4.12%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (2.35%) CMS
7 3 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.35%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.59%) Magento
5 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 83 (48.82%) Azure
2 56 (32.94%) AWS
3 33 (19.41%) PaaS
4 32 (18.82%) SaaS
5 21 (12.35%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (11.18%) GCP
7 12 (7.06%) Power Platform
8 11 (6.47%) IaaS
9 7 (4.12%) Office 365
10 5 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (2.35%) Akamai
11 4 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.18%) npm
13 1 (0.59%) Amazon Neptune
13 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) Network Security
2 7 (4.12%) DNS
3 3 (1.76%) Firewall
3 3 (1.76%) HTTP
3 3 (1.76%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.76%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.18%) DHCP
4 2 (1.18%) Skype
4 2 (1.18%) VoIP
4 2 (1.18%) VPN
4 2 (1.18%) X.509
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.59%) MPLS
5 1 (0.59%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.59%) WAN
5 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.65%) Big Data
2 18 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.82%) Data Lake
4 14 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (7.06%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (4.12%) Bigtable
8 7 (4.12%) Presto
9 4 (2.35%) Power BI
10 3 (1.76%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.76%) HDInsight
10 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.59%) HBase
12 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.76%) GitLab
3 3 (1.76%) JUnit
4 2 (1.18%) Gradle
4 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.18%) Snyk
5 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.59%) Selenium
5 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (36.47%) Finance
2 27 (15.88%) Marketing
3 18 (10.59%) Banking
3 18 (10.59%) Retail Banking
4 9 (5.29%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Advertising
6 3 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.76%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.18%) Front Office
7 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Retail
8 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Cyber-Physical System
8 1 (0.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.59%) CSS
2 24 (14.12%) .NET
3 23 (13.53%) HTML
4 22 (12.94%) AngularJS
5 21 (12.35%) React
6 19 (11.18%) jQuery
7 17 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (8.82%) HTML5
8 15 (8.82%) REST
9 13 (7.65%) Ajax
10 12 (7.06%) .NET Core
11 11 (6.47%) Web Services
12 10 (5.88%) RESTful
13 9 (5.29%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (5.29%) Entity Framework
14 8 (4.71%) XML
15 7 (4.12%) Apache Beam
15 7 (4.12%) Kafka
16 5 (2.94%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.29%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.94%) Clustering
5 5 (2.94%) FMCG
5 5 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.94%) User Experience
6 4 (2.35%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.76%) Derivative
7 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.76%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.71%) Windows
2 5 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (1.76%) Linux
4 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.65%) Microservices
3 37 (21.76%) DevOps
4 30 (17.65%) Analytics
5 26 (15.29%) Migration
6 24 (14.12%) TOGAF
7 23 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (12.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 21 (12.35%) Web Development
10 20 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 18 (10.59%) Data Modelling
11 18 (10.59%) Master Data Management
11 18 (10.59%) Security Architecture
12 17 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 16 (9.41%) OO
14 15 (8.82%) Data Management
15 14 (8.24%) UML
16 13 (7.65%) Data Integration
16 13 (7.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 28 (16.47%) Java
3 21 (12.35%) SQL
4 18 (10.59%) C#
5 16 (9.41%) Python
6 12 (7.06%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.71%) Ruby
7 8 (4.71%) Scala
8 4 (2.35%) Go
9 2 (1.18%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.59%) Java 8
10 1 (0.59%) R
10 1 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.12%) Degree
2 6 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.76%) MCP
4 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.59%) CCNA
6 1 (0.59%) CISA
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CISM
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) GDPR
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) PSD2
3 1 (0.59%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.53%) Docker
3 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
4 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.59%) HDFS
5 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (10.59%) Terraform
2 17 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.71%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.53%) Ansible
5 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.94%) Puppet
5 5 (2.94%) SCCM
6 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.18%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.59%) SCOM
8 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.41%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (5.88%) Sparx
4 9 (5.29%) Databricks
4 9 (5.29%) Nintex
5 8 (4.71%) Adobe
5 8 (4.71%) VMware
6 6 (3.53%) hybris
6 6 (3.53%) SAP
7 4 (2.35%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.35%) New Relic
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle
8 3 (1.76%) Cisco
8 3 (1.76%) Citrix
9 2 (1.18%) Black Duck
9 2 (1.18%) HP
9 2 (1.18%) Palantir
9 2 (1.18%) Ping Identity
9 2 (1.18%) Veracode
10 1 (0.59%) Arista