Period
to 24 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 41 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,036 1,211 3,319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.02% 6.16% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 6.59% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,293 918 2,449
10th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
25th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £105,000 £112,500 £102,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £135,000 £120,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%

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 45,102 18,388 51,754
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.46% 93.56% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 31,092 15,614 42,660
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,511
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.28% +5.85%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in London

Architect
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in London.

Salary trend for Architect in London

Architect
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in London over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 +25 413 £91,000 -1.62% 218
South London +2 64 £80,000 +6.67% 16
West London -78 43 £79,250 +5.67% 44
East London -9 20 £90,000 +12.50% 41
North London - 2 - - 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 1,168 (38.47%) Azure
2 951 (31.32%) AWS
3 939 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
4 751 (24.74%) Social Skills
5 621 (20.45%) Finance
6 572 (18.84%) DevOps
7 539 (17.75%) Microsoft
8 526 (17.33%) GCP
9 515 (16.96%) Microservices
10 452 (14.89%) Analytics
11 408 (13.44%) Migration
12 396 (13.04%) PaaS
13 371 (12.22%) Kubernetes
14 369 (12.15%) Java
15 353 (11.63%) SaaS
16 342 (11.26%) SQL
17 313 (10.31%) Presales
18 309 (10.18%) Python
19 302 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
20 295 (9.72%) Cloud Native
21 291 (9.58%) TOGAF
21 291 (9.58%) IaaS
21 291 (9.58%) Big Data
22 290 (9.55%) Data Modelling
23 283 (9.32%) Degree
24 270 (8.89%) Google
24 270 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
25 266 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
26 260 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
26 260 (8.56%) Computer Science

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
1 114 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 78 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 66 (2.17%) CMS
4 39 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
5 38 (1.25%) Confluence
5 38 (1.25%) IIS
6 32 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (0.99%) Apache
8 23 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 23 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 22 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 16 (0.53%) Apache Pig
10 16 (0.53%) Appian
10 16 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.43%) Drupal
11 13 (0.43%) SAS
11 13 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 36 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.066%) Weka
7 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.43%) Magento
5 13 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
8 9 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.26%) SAP MDG
10 5 (0.16%) R3 Corda
11 4 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.13%) SAP IBP
11 4 (0.13%) SAP SCM
11 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.066%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1,168 (38.47%) Azure
2 951 (31.32%) AWS
3 526 (17.33%) GCP
4 396 (13.04%) PaaS
5 353 (11.63%) SaaS
6 291 (9.58%) IaaS
7 199 (6.55%) Power Platform
8 165 (5.43%) Serverless
9 131 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
10 89 (2.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 78 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 66 (2.17%) Snowflake
13 60 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
14 59 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
15 53 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
16 50 (1.65%) OpenShift
17 44 (1.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 41 (1.35%) Azure Service Bus
18 41 (1.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 38 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.82%) Firewall
2 57 (1.88%) WAN
3 46 (1.52%) DNS
4 38 (1.25%) HTTP
4 38 (1.25%) LAN
5 35 (1.15%) Broadband
5 35 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.09%) Network Security
7 29 (0.96%) Internet
7 29 (0.96%) Wireless
8 28 (0.92%) SD-WAN
9 23 (0.76%) 4G
9 23 (0.76%) VPN
10 16 (0.53%) 5G
11 14 (0.46%) MPLS
12 13 (0.43%) BGP
12 13 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.40%) IPv6
13 12 (0.40%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.36%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (9.58%) Big Data
2 260 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
3 187 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 186 (6.13%) Data Lake
5 150 (4.94%) NoSQL
6 149 (4.91%) Power BI
7 114 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 98 (3.23%) Tableau
9 86 (2.83%) Relational Database
10 66 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 66 (2.17%) Metadata
10 66 (2.17%) MySQL
11 65 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
12 61 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (1.65%) MongoDB
14 48 (1.58%) Apache Hive
15 43 (1.42%) RDBMS
16 36 (1.19%) BigQuery
17 33 (1.09%) HBase
17 33 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 58 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.58%) TeamCity
4 47 (1.55%) JIRA
5 40 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (1.02%) GitLab
7 20 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 19 (0.63%) Selenium
9 18 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.56%) ERwin
11 16 (0.53%) Maven
12 15 (0.49%) ER Studio
12 15 (0.49%) Vagrant
13 10 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
14 9 (0.30%) Ant
14 9 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.26%) git-flow
15 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
16 7 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 751 (24.74%) Social Skills
2 621 (20.45%) Finance
3 214 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 147 (4.84%) Banking
5 142 (4.68%) Retail
6 127 (4.18%) Presentation Skills
7 114 (3.75%) Marketing
8 109 (3.59%) Telecoms
9 108 (3.56%) Public Sector
10 99 (3.26%) Law
11 56 (1.84%) Advertising
12 47 (1.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 44 (1.45%) Games
14 40 (1.32%) Legal
15 35 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
16 34 (1.12%) Manufacturing
17 31 (1.02%) Back Office
18 24 (0.79%) Publishing
19 18 (0.59%) Investment Banking
20 15 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (7.97%) .NET
2 172 (5.67%) Web Services
3 156 (5.14%) React
4 119 (3.92%) Node.js
5 104 (3.43%) Spring
6 96 (3.16%) Kafka
7 88 (2.90%) AngularJS
8 86 (2.83%) REST
9 76 (2.50%) .NET Core
10 74 (2.44%) Middleware
11 73 (2.40%) HTML
12 72 (2.37%) CSS
13 61 (2.01%) Spring Boot
14 60 (1.98%) ARM Templates
15 47 (1.55%) JSON
16 40 (1.32%) XML
17 37 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (1.19%) jQuery
19 35 (1.15%) SOAP
20 33 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 295 (9.72%) Cloud Native
2 249 (8.20%) Public Cloud
3 141 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 131 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 119 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 97 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 81 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 79 (2.60%) User Experience
9 72 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
10 51 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 45 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
12 40 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 38 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 35 (1.15%) Blog
15 31 (1.02%) Robotics
16 29 (0.96%) Social Media
17 26 (0.86%) Mobile App
18 23 (0.76%) Client/Server
19 22 (0.72%) Derivative
19 22 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 134 (4.41%) Windows
2 105 (3.46%) Linux
3 35 (1.15%) Windows Server
4 24 (0.79%) Android
4 24 (0.79%) Unix
5 22 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.26%) VMS
9 7 (0.23%) Mesosphere
10 3 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.066%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.066%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.066%) zOS
12 1 (0.033%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.033%) CentOS
12 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (18.84%) DevOps
3 515 (16.96%) Microservices
4 452 (14.89%) Analytics
5 408 (13.44%) Migration
6 313 (10.31%) Presales
7 302 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 291 (9.58%) TOGAF
9 290 (9.55%) Data Modelling
10 270 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 260 (8.56%) Computer Science
13 238 (7.84%) Data Architecture
14 233 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
15 218 (7.18%) Software Engineering
16 196 (6.46%) Artificial Intelligence
17 190 (6.26%) Architectural Design
18 186 (6.13%) ETL
19 174 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
20 173 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 369 (12.15%) Java
2 342 (11.26%) SQL
3 309 (10.18%) Python
4 204 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 202 (6.65%) C#
6 168 (5.53%) PowerShell
7 65 (2.14%) Ruby
8 61 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 55 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 50 (1.65%) R
11 49 (1.61%) Go
12 43 (1.42%) Scala
13 42 (1.38%) C
14 34 (1.12%) PHP
15 26 (0.86%) C++
16 25 (0.82%) Apex Code
17 20 (0.66%) Groovy
18 16 (0.53%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.49%) Shell Script
20 14 (0.46%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 283 (9.32%) Degree
2 186 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 169 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 77 (2.54%) CISSP
6 65 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
7 50 (1.65%) AWS Certification
8 43 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
9 42 (1.38%) CISM
10 36 (1.19%) Master's Degree
11 35 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (0.92%) OCP
13 26 (0.86%) CISA
14 22 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.53%) GIAC
16 15 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 11 (0.36%) CCNP
19 10 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (2.47%) QA
3 74 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 74 (2.44%) NIST
4 47 (1.55%) GDPR
5 19 (0.63%) COBIT
6 15 (0.49%) SLA
7 14 (0.46%) Accessibility
8 13 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.40%) GRC
10 10 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.33%) NCSC
11 9 (0.30%) NIST 800
12 8 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.16%) GAMP
14 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.13%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.099%) IASME
15 3 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 257 (8.47%) Docker
2 132 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 64 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.49%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.40%) vSphere
7 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.16%) KVM
9 5 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.066%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.066%) Ceph
12 1 (0.033%) HDFS
12 1 (0.033%) LXC
12 1 (0.033%) NFS
12 1 (0.033%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.033%) UAG
Systems Management
1 371 (12.22%) Kubernetes
2 209 (6.88%) Terraform
3 119 (3.92%) Ansible
4 73 (2.40%) Puppet
5 67 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.65%) SCCM
7 29 (0.96%) Istio
8 28 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (0.66%) Prometheus
12 18 (0.59%) Grafana
13 12 (0.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 11 (0.36%) Oozie
15 8 (0.26%) Consul
16 7 (0.23%) FortiGate
16 7 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
17 6 (0.20%) Packer
17 6 (0.20%) Salt
18 5 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 539 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 270 (8.89%) Google
3 228 (7.51%) Salesforce.com
4 163 (5.37%) Oracle
5 142 (4.68%) SAP
6 104 (3.43%) Databricks
7 94 (3.10%) VMware
8 76 (2.50%) IBM
9 64 (2.11%) MuleSoft
10 58 (1.91%) Cisco
11 55 (1.81%) Informatica
12 42 (1.38%) Cloudera
13 41 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 40 (1.32%) Adobe
15 34 (1.12%) Hortonworks
16 29 (0.96%) Citrix
16 29 (0.96%) ServiceNow
17 23 (0.76%) Sitecore
18 22 (0.72%) Talend
19 21 (0.69%) Pega