Period
to 20 August 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 38 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,613 4,271 4,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.44% 6.18% 6.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 6.47% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,592 3,149 3,381
London median annual salary £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £118,750 £107,500 £105,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 53,431 66,034 69,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 95.54% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 43,759 53,594 55,483
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in London

Architect
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Architect in London.

Salary trend for Architect in London

Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Architect in London

Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
Central London +1 657 £87,500 +6.06% 143
West London -18 71 £80,000 +3.23% 60
South London +3 68 £84,000 +5.00% 7
East London +10 17 £85,000 - 22
North London +2 13 £77,500 +12.73% 8
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,377 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,043 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,014 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
4 953 (26.38%) Finance
5 717 (19.85%) Java
6 652 (18.05%) DevOps
7 643 (17.80%) Microsoft
8 525 (14.53%) Microservices
9 511 (14.14%) Enterprise Architecture
10 423 (11.71%) Migration
11 410 (11.35%) TOGAF
11 410 (11.35%) Software Engineering
12 390 (10.79%) .NET
13 383 (10.60%) Analytics
13 383 (10.60%) Presales
14 376 (10.41%) SQL
15 368 (10.19%) Python
16 332 (9.19%) Degree
17 326 (9.02%) Big Data
18 324 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
19 323 (8.94%) Banking
20 322 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
21 318 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
22 311 (8.61%) Retail
23 306 (8.47%) Web Services
24 302 (8.36%) PaaS
25 301 (8.33%) Mentoring
26 299 (8.28%) Data Modelling
27 290 (8.03%) JavaScript
28 288 (7.97%) C#

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 132 (3.65%) Apache Spark
2 105 (2.91%) CMS
3 95 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 84 (2.32%) WebSphere
5 68 (1.88%) Confluence
6 59 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 57 (1.58%) Apache
8 48 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 46 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
10 44 (1.22%) Apache Solr
11 39 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 32 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.58%) IIS
16 19 (0.53%) SAS
16 19 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
17 18 (0.50%) Anypoint
18 15 (0.42%) MS Exchange
19 13 (0.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 33 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
4 7 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.14%) SPSS
7 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.055%) InVision
8 2 (0.055%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 41 (1.13%) Magento
2 39 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
4 29 (0.80%) SDL Web 8
5 23 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 11 (0.30%) SAP CRM
8 9 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.19%) SAP SCM
11 6 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 5 (0.14%) SAP GTS
12 5 (0.14%) SAP MDG
13 4 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,043 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,014 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
3 302 (8.36%) PaaS
4 244 (6.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 231 (6.39%) SaaS
6 225 (6.23%) Office 365
7 165 (4.57%) IaaS
8 127 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
9 104 (2.88%) Serverless
10 87 (2.41%) GitHub
11 80 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 73 (2.02%) Amazon S3
13 70 (1.94%) Power Platform
14 61 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
15 49 (1.36%) OpenShift
16 46 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
17 43 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
19 28 (0.77%) Boomi
20 25 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.90%) Firewall
2 136 (3.76%) WAN
3 104 (2.88%) LAN
4 91 (2.52%) Network Security
5 89 (2.46%) Internet
6 65 (1.80%) DNS
7 59 (1.63%) VPN
8 51 (1.41%) Wireless
9 50 (1.38%) Skype
10 42 (1.16%) HTTP
11 40 (1.11%) WLAN
12 39 (1.08%) MPLS
13 36 (1.00%) TCP/IP
14 32 (0.89%) DHCP
15 28 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (0.75%) Unified Communications
17 23 (0.64%) SAN
18 22 (0.61%) SSL
19 19 (0.53%) VoIP
20 17 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (9.02%) Big Data
2 241 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 215 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 156 (4.32%) Hadoop
5 155 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 151 (4.18%) NoSQL
7 88 (2.44%) Data Lake
8 72 (1.99%) Apache Hive
9 71 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 66 (1.83%) Power BI
11 65 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 56 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 55 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 55 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 55 (1.52%) HBase
14 52 (1.44%) MongoDB
15 51 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
16 47 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
17 44 (1.22%) MySQL
18 35 (0.97%) Impala
Development Applications
1 104 (2.88%) JIRA
2 103 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 54 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.08%) Selenium
5 38 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 31 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.42%) Bitbucket
11 14 (0.39%) Maven
12 13 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
13 12 (0.33%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.30%) Gradle
15 10 (0.28%) Artifactory
15 10 (0.28%) HP UFT
15 10 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.28%) Travis CI
15 10 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 953 (26.38%) Finance
2 323 (8.94%) Banking
3 311 (8.61%) Retail
4 197 (5.45%) Marketing
5 180 (4.98%) Front Office
6 114 (3.16%) Public Sector
7 105 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 75 (2.08%) Advertising
9 63 (1.74%) Legal
10 54 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 50 (1.38%) Back Office
12 36 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 33 (0.91%) Law
14 32 (0.89%) Games
14 32 (0.89%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.44%) Publishing
17 13 (0.36%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.36%) Billing
17 13 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (10.79%) .NET
2 306 (8.47%) Web Services
3 166 (4.59%) Node.js
3 166 (4.59%) REST
4 162 (4.48%) React
5 161 (4.46%) HTML
6 147 (4.07%) AngularJS
7 108 (2.99%) CSS
8 94 (2.60%) Kafka
9 91 (2.52%) Spring
10 89 (2.46%) RESTful
11 87 (2.41%) J2EE
12 85 (2.35%) XML
13 74 (2.05%) ASP.NET
14 73 (2.02%) Middleware
15 67 (1.85%) JSON
16 63 (1.74%) SOAP
17 51 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 49 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
19 46 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 324 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (6.01%) Enterprise Software
3 184 (5.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 177 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 154 (4.26%) Cloud Native
6 131 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
7 130 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 130 (3.60%) Public Cloud
8 120 (3.32%) Fixed Income
9 107 (2.96%) User Experience
10 103 (2.85%) Derivative
11 73 (2.02%) Mobile App
12 59 (1.63%) Virtual Team
13 52 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
14 44 (1.22%) Reinsurance
15 37 (1.02%) PKI
16 35 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
17 34 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 31 (0.86%) Blog
19 30 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 269 (7.45%) Windows
2 178 (4.93%) Linux
3 60 (1.66%) Windows 10
4 58 (1.61%) Unix
5 57 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.19%) Android
6 43 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.22%) CentOS
11 7 (0.19%) AIX
12 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.083%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.083%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.028%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,377 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (18.05%) DevOps
3 525 (14.53%) Microservices
4 511 (14.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 423 (11.71%) Migration
6 410 (11.35%) Software Engineering
6 410 (11.35%) TOGAF
7 383 (10.60%) Analytics
7 383 (10.60%) Presales
8 322 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 318 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
10 301 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 299 (8.28%) Data Modelling
12 273 (7.56%) IT Strategy
13 260 (7.20%) Asset Management
14 256 (7.09%) Data Architecture
15 246 (6.81%) Technical Architecture
16 236 (6.53%) Technical Leadership
17 226 (6.26%) Thought Leadership
18 211 (5.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 717 (19.85%) Java
2 376 (10.41%) SQL
3 368 (10.19%) Python
4 290 (8.03%) JavaScript
5 288 (7.97%) C#
6 117 (3.24%) C++
7 87 (2.41%) R
8 82 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 76 (2.10%) Scala
10 70 (1.94%) C
11 59 (1.63%) Ruby
12 33 (0.91%) Java 8
13 25 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 25 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 25 (0.69%) TypeScript
14 23 (0.64%) Kotlin
15 22 (0.61%) PHP
16 20 (0.55%) Go
17 19 (0.53%) Apple Swift
17 19 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 332 (9.19%) Degree
2 116 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (2.66%) AWS Certification
4 95 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
5 93 (2.57%) CISSP
5 93 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 90 (2.49%) Security Cleared
7 59 (1.63%) CCNP
8 54 (1.49%) CISM
9 53 (1.47%) CCIE
10 52 (1.44%) SC Cleared
11 43 (1.19%) CCNA
12 39 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (1.00%) CIMA
14 34 (0.94%) CFA
15 24 (0.66%) Master's Degree
16 20 (0.55%) ISSAP
17 18 (0.50%) CISA
17 18 (0.50%) MCSE
18 17 (0.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.27%) QA
2 94 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 64 (1.77%) GDPR
4 55 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (1.30%) COBIT
6 45 (1.25%) NIST
7 41 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.75%) SLA
9 9 (0.25%) PSD2
10 8 (0.22%) PMO
11 7 (0.19%) COSO
12 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.083%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.083%) SAS 70
15 2 (0.055%) NCSC
15 2 (0.055%) NIST 800
16 1 (0.028%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 277 (7.67%) Docker
2 155 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 78 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.47%) HDFS
6 16 (0.44%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.33%) BitLocker
7 12 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.22%) XenApp
10 7 (0.19%) vSphere
11 6 (0.17%) KVM
12 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.14%) NFS
12 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.083%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 251 (6.95%) Kubernetes
2 119 (3.29%) Ansible
3 104 (2.88%) Terraform
4 102 (2.82%) Puppet
5 76 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (1.22%) SCCM
7 35 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 35 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.50%) Packer
10 16 (0.44%) Oozie
11 13 (0.36%) Mesos
12 10 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.25%) Ambari
13 9 (0.25%) Salt
14 8 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.22%) Rancher
15 7 (0.19%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 643 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 278 (7.69%) Google
3 226 (6.26%) Oracle
4 201 (5.56%) SAP
5 146 (4.04%) VMware
6 143 (3.96%) Cisco
7 134 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (2.80%) IBM
9 97 (2.68%) Informatica
10 78 (2.16%) hybris
11 76 (2.10%) MuleSoft
12 74 (2.05%) Adobe
13 72 (1.99%) Reuters
13 72 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 60 (1.66%) Sitecore
15 57 (1.58%) Tableau
16 55 (1.52%) Bloomberg
17 54 (1.49%) Citrix
18 52 (1.44%) Talend
19 47 (1.30%) Atlassian