Period
to 21 April 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 34 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,946 4,608 4,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.50% 6.58% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 6.88% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,843 3,625 3,396
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £105,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% +5.00%

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 57,933 67,019 65,901
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.73% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 47,272 55,389 55,692
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +11 704 £82,500 - 178
West London +9 108 £80,000 +3.23% 76
South London +14 67 £82,500 +10.00% 12
East London +9 25 £80,000 +12.28% 27
North London +22 11 £78,750 +1.61% 4
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,536 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,311 (33.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,158 (29.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1,010 (25.60%) Finance
5 843 (21.36%) Java
6 828 (20.98%) Microsoft
7 668 (16.93%) DevOps
8 568 (14.39%) SQL
9 562 (14.24%) .NET
10 539 (13.66%) Microservices
11 532 (13.48%) TOGAF
12 486 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 478 (12.11%) Software Engineering
13 478 (12.11%) Analytics
14 472 (11.96%) Presales
15 466 (11.81%) Python
16 456 (11.56%) C#
17 432 (10.95%) JavaScript
18 431 (10.92%) Migration
19 417 (10.57%) Degree
20 400 (10.14%) Big Data
21 394 (9.98%) Google Cloud Platform
22 388 (9.83%) Web Services
23 380 (9.63%) SQL Server
24 374 (9.48%) Google
25 372 (9.43%) Banking
26 353 (8.95%) PaaS
27 346 (8.77%) Data Modelling
28 339 (8.59%) Docker
29 335 (8.49%) Problem-Solving

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
1 182 (4.61%) Apache Spark
2 144 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 105 (2.66%) CMS
4 70 (1.77%) Apache
5 68 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 56 (1.42%) Confluence
7 45 (1.14%) Apache Solr
8 42 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 40 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 38 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 36 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 36 (0.91%) OpenStack
12 32 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 31 (0.79%) MS Exchange
14 30 (0.76%) Apache Pig
14 30 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 26 (0.66%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.61%) SAS
16 24 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 52 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.051%) SPSS
7 1 (0.025%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
3 32 (0.81%) Magento
4 23 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 21 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
6 15 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.076%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.076%) SAP GRC
11 3 (0.076%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,311 (33.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,158 (29.35%) Amazon AWS
3 394 (9.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 353 (8.95%) PaaS
5 273 (6.92%) SaaS
6 241 (6.11%) IaaS
7 216 (5.47%) Office 365
8 128 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
9 123 (3.12%) Serverless
10 78 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 75 (1.90%) GitHub
12 66 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
13 53 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
14 46 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
15 45 (1.14%) Amazon S3
16 43 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
17 42 (1.06%) OpenShift
18 40 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 29 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.55%) Firewall
2 135 (3.42%) WAN
3 104 (2.64%) Network Security
4 95 (2.41%) LAN
5 92 (2.33%) VPN
6 91 (2.31%) Internet
7 72 (1.82%) HTTP
8 58 (1.47%) DNS
9 53 (1.34%) TCP/IP
10 52 (1.32%) Wireless
11 50 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (1.27%) SAN
12 47 (1.19%) Skype
13 45 (1.14%) MPLS
14 30 (0.76%) SSL
15 26 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 25 (0.63%) VoIP
17 24 (0.61%) NAS
17 24 (0.61%) WLAN
18 20 (0.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (10.14%) Big Data
2 380 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 297 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
4 266 (6.74%) NoSQL
5 257 (6.51%) Hadoop
6 134 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 128 (3.24%) MongoDB
8 100 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 98 (2.48%) HBase
10 97 (2.46%) Data Lake
11 93 (2.36%) RDBMS
12 91 (2.31%) MySQL
13 86 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 81 (2.05%) Apache Hive
15 78 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 75 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 75 (1.90%) Power BI
17 71 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
18 69 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
19 56 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 127 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 113 (2.86%) JIRA
3 78 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 59 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 43 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 42 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 34 (0.86%) ERwin
9 31 (0.79%) Selenium
10 30 (0.76%) ER Studio
10 30 (0.76%) JUnit
10 30 (0.76%) Maven
11 27 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 25 (0.63%) Gradle
13 23 (0.58%) Appium
14 22 (0.56%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.51%) JBehave
15 20 (0.51%) Mockito
15 20 (0.51%) WatiN
15 20 (0.51%) WATIR
General
1 1,010 (25.60%) Finance
2 372 (9.43%) Banking
3 298 (7.55%) Retail
4 183 (4.64%) Marketing
5 155 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 80 (2.03%) Front Office
7 67 (1.70%) Advertising
8 60 (1.52%) Law
9 52 (1.32%) Legal
10 40 (1.01%) Military
11 34 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 28 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 24 (0.61%) Publishing
15 20 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.30%) Back Office
17 11 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 11 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.23%) Games
19 7 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (14.24%) .NET
2 388 (9.83%) Web Services
3 237 (6.01%) HTML
4 226 (5.73%) Node.js
5 206 (5.22%) AngularJS
6 205 (5.20%) React
7 201 (5.09%) REST
8 169 (4.28%) JSON
9 161 (4.08%) Spring
10 159 (4.03%) CSS
11 150 (3.80%) Kafka
12 140 (3.55%) XML
13 124 (3.14%) RESTful
14 119 (3.02%) SOAP
15 87 (2.20%) J2EE
16 83 (2.10%) HTML5
17 80 (2.03%) ASP.NET
18 71 (1.80%) Middleware
19 63 (1.60%) .NET Framework
20 60 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 263 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (5.52%) Public Cloud
3 203 (5.14%) Fintech
4 177 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 176 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
6 175 (4.43%) Data Centre
7 165 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
8 159 (4.03%) Management Information System
9 152 (3.85%) Cloud Native
10 132 (3.35%) User Experience
11 102 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
12 80 (2.03%) Mobile App
13 73 (1.85%) Virtual Team
14 72 (1.82%) Derivative
15 66 (1.67%) Fixed Income
16 54 (1.37%) Private Cloud
17 53 (1.34%) Hedge funds
18 50 (1.27%) Blog
19 47 (1.19%) Data Structures
20 38 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 259 (6.56%) Windows
2 211 (5.35%) Linux
3 90 (2.28%) Unix
4 78 (1.98%) Android
5 69 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 48 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 35 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.25%) AIX
13 10 (0.25%) CentOS
13 10 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.10%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.051%) Solaris
15 2 (0.051%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,536 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (16.93%) DevOps
3 539 (13.66%) Microservices
4 532 (13.48%) TOGAF
5 486 (12.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 478 (12.11%) Analytics
6 478 (12.11%) Software Engineering
7 472 (11.96%) Presales
8 431 (10.92%) Migration
9 346 (8.77%) Data Modelling
10 335 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
10 335 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 327 (8.29%) Mentoring
12 315 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
13 303 (7.68%) Scrum
14 286 (7.25%) Computer Science
15 266 (6.74%) Data Architecture
16 243 (6.16%) IT Strategy
17 240 (6.08%) Project Management
18 239 (6.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 843 (21.36%) Java
2 568 (14.39%) SQL
3 466 (11.81%) Python
4 456 (11.56%) C#
5 432 (10.95%) JavaScript
6 126 (3.19%) Scala
7 115 (2.91%) C++
8 103 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 87 (2.20%) R
10 81 (2.05%) C
11 71 (1.80%) Ruby
12 61 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 50 (1.27%) Go
14 44 (1.12%) Perl
15 36 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 34 (0.86%) PHP
17 30 (0.76%) Kotlin
18 29 (0.73%) Apple Swift
18 29 (0.73%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 417 (10.57%) Degree
2 143 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 138 (3.50%) TOGAF Certification
4 137 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 123 (3.12%) CISSP
6 111 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 108 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 80 (2.03%) CISM
9 63 (1.60%) AWS Certification
10 60 (1.52%) CCNP
11 58 (1.47%) CCIE
12 46 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (1.12%) CISA
14 38 (0.96%) CCNA
15 36 (0.91%) DV Cleared
16 33 (0.84%) MCSE
17 28 (0.71%) Master's Degree
18 27 (0.68%) CRISC
19 22 (0.56%) MBA
20 21 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (4.00%) QA
2 103 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 88 (2.23%) GDPR
4 51 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.41%) IFRS
5 16 (0.41%) SLA
6 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 12 (0.30%) COBIT
8 9 (0.23%) PMO
9 8 (0.20%) ISO 20022
10 7 (0.18%) MiFID
10 7 (0.18%) PSD2
11 5 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.10%) FATCA
13 3 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.051%) EMIR
14 2 (0.051%) SEPA
14 2 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 339 (8.59%) Docker
2 226 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 159 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 24 (0.61%) HDFS
6 20 (0.51%) IAG
7 17 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 14 (0.35%) vSphere
10 13 (0.33%) XenApp
11 11 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.25%) NFS
13 9 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.10%) vCloud
16 3 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.076%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 179 (4.54%) Kubernetes
2 133 (3.37%) Ansible
3 123 (3.12%) Puppet
4 103 (2.61%) Terraform
5 98 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (1.57%) SCCM
7 49 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
8 38 (0.96%) Mesos
9 28 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
11 25 (0.63%) FortiGate
12 22 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
12 22 (0.56%) Oozie
13 12 (0.30%) Packer
14 11 (0.28%) Salt
15 10 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
15 10 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
15 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.18%) SCVMM
17 6 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 828 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 374 (9.48%) Google
3 306 (7.75%) Oracle
4 209 (5.30%) SAP
5 187 (4.74%) VMware
6 177 (4.49%) Cisco
7 174 (4.41%) IBM
8 139 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
9 91 (2.31%) Citrix
10 86 (2.18%) Tableau
11 78 (1.98%) Adobe
12 76 (1.93%) MuleSoft
13 75 (1.90%) Informatica
14 67 (1.70%) hybris
15 66 (1.67%) Dell
16 65 (1.65%) Sitecore
17 63 (1.60%) Red Hat
18 62 (1.57%) ServiceNow
19 58 (1.47%) EMC
20 56 (1.42%) NetApp