Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 50 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 197 521 602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.00% 5.14% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 5.38% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 160 481 537
Median annual salary £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £117,500 £117,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%

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 4,630 9,692 10,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 95.55% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,021 8,620 9,317
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 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 76 (38.58%) Azure
2 73 (37.06%) Finance
3 56 (28.43%) Microsoft
4 40 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (19.29%) AWS
6 33 (16.75%) Migration
7 28 (14.21%) Banking
7 28 (14.21%) Windows
7 28 (14.21%) Office 365
8 27 (13.71%) Presales
9 25 (12.69%) Microservices
9 25 (12.69%) JavaScript
10 23 (11.68%) DevOps
11 22 (11.17%) Degree
12 21 (10.66%) Security Architecture
13 20 (10.15%) Analytics
13 20 (10.15%) Python
14 19 (9.64%) Marketing
15 18 (9.14%) TOGAF
15 18 (9.14%) Information Security
15 18 (9.14%) SQL
15 18 (9.14%) HTML
15 18 (9.14%) Java
16 17 (8.63%) CSS
16 17 (8.63%) Public Cloud
17 16 (8.12%) AngularJS
17 16 (8.12%) .NET
17 16 (8.12%) Firewall
18 15 (7.61%) C#
18 15 (7.61%) Data Modelling

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 8 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.05%) IIS
3 4 (2.03%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (1.02%) Mule
5 2 (1.02%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.51%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 76 (38.58%) Azure
2 38 (19.29%) AWS
3 28 (14.21%) Office 365
4 15 (7.61%) GCP
5 13 (6.60%) SaaS
6 8 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.55%) PaaS
7 7 (3.55%) Power Platform
8 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (3.05%) IaaS
9 4 (2.03%) npm
10 3 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.02%) GitHub
11 2 (1.02%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.02%) Serverless
12 1 (0.51%) Akamai
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.12%) Firewall
2 14 (7.11%) Network Security
3 9 (4.57%) DNS
4 7 (3.55%) WAN
5 6 (3.05%) DHCP
5 6 (3.05%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.05%) VoIP
5 6 (3.05%) VPN
6 5 (2.54%) Skype
7 4 (2.03%) MPLS
7 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.52%) LAN
8 3 (1.52%) Wireless
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.02%) IPsec
9 2 (1.02%) NX-OS
9 2 (1.02%) tcpdump
9 2 (1.02%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.02%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) Big Data
1 14 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.55%) Power BI
4 6 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.52%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.52%) HDInsight
6 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.02%) OLAP
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.03%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.03%) VersionOne
4 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.02%) GitLab
5 2 (1.02%) Gradle
5 2 (1.02%) Grunt
5 2 (1.02%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.02%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.02%) Maven
5 2 (1.02%) Snyk
5 2 (1.02%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.51%) ERwin
6 1 (0.51%) JUnit
6 1 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (37.06%) Finance
2 28 (14.21%) Banking
3 19 (9.64%) Marketing
4 8 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.55%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.05%) Law
7 5 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.52%) Advertising
9 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.52%) Retail
10 2 (1.02%) German Language
10 2 (1.02%) Housing Association
10 2 (1.02%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.51%) Front Office
11 1 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.14%) HTML
2 17 (8.63%) CSS
3 16 (8.12%) .NET
3 16 (8.12%) AngularJS
4 11 (5.58%) React
5 10 (5.08%) HTML5
5 10 (5.08%) Web Services
6 9 (4.57%) REST
7 7 (3.55%) Kafka
8 6 (3.05%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (2.54%) SAML
9 5 (2.54%) SAP PI
10 4 (2.03%) IDoc
10 4 (2.03%) JMS
10 4 (2.03%) Middleware
10 4 (2.03%) SOAP
10 4 (2.03%) XACML
11 3 (1.52%) Django
11 3 (1.52%) JSON
11 3 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Public Cloud
2 15 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.58%) Virtual Team
5 10 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (4.57%) Private Cloud
7 8 (4.06%) User Experience
8 5 (2.54%) Cloud Native
9 4 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.52%) Clustering
10 3 (1.52%) Derivative
10 3 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.52%) PKI
11 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.02%) Taxonomies
11 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.21%) Windows
2 12 (6.09%) Linux
3 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.54%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.03%) Unix
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.75%) Migration
3 27 (13.71%) Presales
4 25 (12.69%) Microservices
5 23 (11.68%) DevOps
6 21 (10.66%) Security Architecture
7 20 (10.15%) Analytics
8 18 (9.14%) Information Security
8 18 (9.14%) TOGAF
9 15 (7.61%) Data Architecture
9 15 (7.61%) Data Modelling
9 15 (7.61%) Software Engineering
10 13 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.60%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (6.09%) Architectural Design
11 12 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.09%) SDLC
11 12 (6.09%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (5.58%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.69%) JavaScript
2 20 (10.15%) Python
3 18 (9.14%) Java
3 18 (9.14%) SQL
4 15 (7.61%) C#
5 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.54%) Ruby
7 4 (2.03%) Groovy
8 3 (1.52%) Go
9 2 (1.02%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.02%) C++
9 2 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.02%) R
9 2 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (11.17%) Degree
2 11 (5.58%) CISM
3 10 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.08%) CISSP
4 9 (4.57%) CCNA
5 8 (4.06%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.05%) IISP
8 5 (2.54%) CCIE
8 5 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.03%) CCNP
9 4 (2.03%) CCSA
9 4 (2.03%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.02%) CCDA
11 2 (1.02%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) GDPR
2 10 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.54%) QA
4 4 (2.03%) SEPA
5 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.52%) SLA
6 2 (1.02%) NIST
7 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.06%) Docker
3 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.51%) XenApp
4 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.05%) SCCM
4 4 (2.03%) Ansible
5 3 (1.52%) Terraform
6 2 (1.02%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.02%) Puppet
6 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (28.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.58%) Cisco
2 11 (5.58%) VMware
3 10 (5.08%) Google
3 10 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (4.06%) Citrix
4 8 (4.06%) MuleSoft
5 7 (3.55%) F5
6 6 (3.05%) Juniper
6 6 (3.05%) Meraki
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle
6 6 (3.05%) SAP
7 4 (2.03%) Adobe
7 4 (2.03%) Arista
7 4 (2.03%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (2.03%) HP
7 4 (2.03%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.03%) Talend
8 3 (1.52%) Palantir
8 3 (1.52%) Riverbed