Period
to 27 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 47 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 581 512 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.38% 5.01% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 5.19% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 531 458 623
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £53,299
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -

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 10,331 9,865 13,151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 96.44% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9,145 8,985 11,815
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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.

1 216 (37.18%) Finance
2 194 (33.39%) Microsoft
3 189 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 132 (22.72%) .NET
6 106 (18.24%) Java
7 104 (17.90%) SQL
8 96 (16.52%) TOGAF
9 93 (16.01%) DevOps
10 90 (15.49%) SQL Server
11 86 (14.80%) Enterprise Architecture
12 79 (13.60%) SDLC
13 78 (13.43%) C#
14 77 (13.25%) Migration
15 73 (12.56%) Banking
16 72 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
17 71 (12.22%) Windows
18 67 (11.53%) CRM
18 67 (11.53%) SOA
19 60 (10.33%) Advertising
20 58 (9.98%) Degree
21 55 (9.47%) PaaS
22 54 (9.29%) Active Directory
22 54 (9.29%) IaaS
23 51 (8.78%) PowerShell
24 50 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
25 48 (8.26%) Microservices
25 48 (8.26%) IT Strategy
26 47 (8.09%) VMware
27 46 (7.92%) Retail

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 29 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (2.58%) IIS
4 14 (2.41%) Confluence
5 12 (2.07%) CMS
6 11 (1.89%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.38%) JBoss
10 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.86%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.69%) Apache
12 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.52%) SAS
13 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.69%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 133 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (9.47%) PaaS
4 54 (9.29%) IaaS
5 33 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (5.34%) SaaS
7 28 (4.82%) Office 365
8 25 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (4.13%) Serverless
10 16 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.38%) GitHub
13 5 (0.86%) Boomi
13 5 (0.86%) G Suite
14 4 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.69%) Force.com
14 4 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 2 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.51%) WAN
2 25 (4.30%) LAN
3 24 (4.13%) DNS
4 20 (3.44%) Firewall
5 13 (2.24%) SAN
6 11 (1.89%) Internet
7 8 (1.38%) HTTP
8 7 (1.20%) Network Security
8 7 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.20%) VPN
9 6 (1.03%) DHCP
9 6 (1.03%) Wireless
10 5 (0.86%) DMZ
10 5 (0.86%) VSAN
11 4 (0.69%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.52%) Intranet
12 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.52%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.34%) MPLS
13 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.06%) Big Data
3 36 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (5.16%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.10%) OLTP
8 17 (2.93%) Power BI
9 15 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.24%) OLAP
11 11 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.72%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.55%) MySQL
14 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.20%) OLAP Cube
15 7 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.13%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.61%) TeamCity
4 18 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.41%) JIRA
5 14 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.03%) ERwin
8 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.52%) CF BOSH
9 3 (0.52%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.52%) webpack
10 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.34%) MSI
10 2 (0.34%) NUnit
10 2 (0.34%) Subversion
11 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 216 (37.18%) Finance
2 73 (12.56%) Banking
3 60 (10.33%) Advertising
4 46 (7.92%) Retail
5 22 (3.79%) Legal
6 18 (3.10%) Back Office
7 11 (1.89%) Marketing
8 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.38%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.38%) Law
10 6 (1.03%) Publishing
11 5 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.69%) Front Office
13 3 (0.52%) Automotive
13 3 (0.52%) Billing
13 3 (0.52%) International Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Military
14 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (22.72%) .NET
2 44 (7.57%) Web Services
3 36 (6.20%) REST
4 35 (6.02%) ASP.NET
5 30 (5.16%) XML
6 27 (4.65%) Node.js
7 24 (4.13%) AngularJS
8 23 (3.96%) Middleware
9 21 (3.61%) SOAP
10 20 (3.44%) HTML
11 19 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (3.27%) JSON
12 17 (2.93%) CSS
12 17 (2.93%) WCF
13 16 (2.75%) JMS
14 15 (2.58%) .NET Framework
15 14 (2.41%) React
16 13 (2.24%) Visualforce
17 11 (1.89%) Entity Framework
17 11 (1.89%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.24%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.07%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.55%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.55%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.20%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.03%) Fintech
13 6 (1.03%) PKI
13 6 (1.03%) User Experience
14 5 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.22%) Windows
2 39 (6.71%) Linux
3 19 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.75%) Unix
5 11 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.52%) TOGAF
3 93 (16.01%) DevOps
4 86 (14.80%) Enterprise Architecture
5 79 (13.60%) SDLC
6 77 (13.25%) Migration
7 67 (11.53%) CRM
7 67 (11.53%) SOA
8 50 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (8.26%) IT Strategy
9 48 (8.26%) Microservices
10 46 (7.92%) Mentoring
11 43 (7.40%) OO
12 41 (7.06%) Analytics
12 41 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (6.54%) TDD
14 37 (6.37%) Security Architecture
15 35 (6.02%) Presales
16 33 (5.68%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 106 (18.24%) Java
2 104 (17.90%) SQL
3 78 (13.43%) C#
4 51 (8.78%) PowerShell
5 42 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.96%) Python
7 18 (3.10%) Apex Code
8 17 (2.93%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.24%) C
10 12 (2.07%) Ruby
11 10 (1.72%) PHP
12 7 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.03%) Scala
14 5 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.86%) Perl
15 4 (0.69%) C++
15 4 (0.69%) Groovy
15 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.52%) SOQL
16 3 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 58 (9.98%) Degree
2 26 (4.48%) TOGAF Certification
3 16 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.24%) CISSP
5 8 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.38%) CISM
5 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.20%) CCIE
7 6 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.86%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.69%) CISA
9 4 (0.69%) MCSE
10 3 (0.52%) CCIE Data Center
10 3 (0.52%) CEH
10 3 (0.52%) MCSA
10 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.34%) CRISC
11 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.34%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
3 5 (0.86%) GCP
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) COBIT
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.34%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.34%) Docker
3 30 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.13%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.03%) vSphere
7 5 (0.86%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.52%) XenApp
9 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.34%) HDFS
11 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) vCloud
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (4.30%) Puppet
2 14 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.55%) Ansible
4 7 (1.20%) SCCM
5 6 (1.03%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.69%) WSUS
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.34%) Packer
7 2 (0.34%) Salt
7 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 194 (33.39%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.09%) VMware
3 32 (5.51%) Oracle
4 31 (5.34%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.99%) Google
6 26 (4.48%) Citrix
7 24 (4.13%) IBM
8 15 (2.58%) Cisco
9 11 (1.89%) Tableau
10 10 (1.72%) Cloudera
10 10 (1.72%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.55%) Informatica
12 8 (1.38%) webMethods
13 7 (1.20%) NetApp
13 7 (1.20%) Splunk
14 6 (1.03%) Apigee
14 6 (1.03%) Apple
14 6 (1.03%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.03%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.03%) SAP