Period
to 22 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 4,251 4,473 4,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.16% 6.05% 5.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.44% 6.37% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,126 3,391 3,793
London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +2.65%
10th Percentile £63,750 £58,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%

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 65,975 70,183 77,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.96% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 53,546 55,510 67,422
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 August 2018.

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 22 August 2018. 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 +3 721 £82,500 +3.13% 145
West London +19 111 £77,500 - 70
South London +20 76 £80,000 -5.88% 10
East London -42 38 £85,000 +6.25% 22
North London +3 16 £68,750 -14.06% 6
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,358 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (26.65%) Finance
3 1,020 (23.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 947 (22.28%) Amazon AWS
5 890 (20.94%) Java
6 810 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 619 (14.56%) .NET
8 603 (14.18%) SQL
9 560 (13.17%) Presales
10 551 (12.96%) DevOps
11 516 (12.14%) C#
12 512 (12.04%) TOGAF
13 498 (11.71%) Microservices
14 497 (11.69%) Degree
15 463 (10.89%) Oracle
16 458 (10.77%) Big Data
17 453 (10.66%) Analytics
17 453 (10.66%) JavaScript
18 439 (10.33%) SQL Server
19 416 (9.79%) Web Services
20 410 (9.64%) SOA
21 398 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
22 384 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
23 383 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
24 371 (8.73%) Banking
25 366 (8.61%) Windows
26 354 (8.33%) Mentoring
27 353 (8.30%) Retail
28 346 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
29 316 (7.43%) Scrum

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
1 156 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 141 (3.32%) Apache Spark
3 101 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 80 (1.88%) CMS
5 70 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 69 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 64 (1.51%) IIS
8 54 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 51 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 48 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 47 (1.11%) Apache
12 38 (0.89%) SAS
13 35 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 32 (0.75%) Confluence
15 28 (0.66%) MS Exchange
16 27 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (0.56%) Apache Solr
18 23 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
19 22 (0.52%) Drupal
20 21 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 26 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.14%) InVision
8 3 (0.071%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.047%) SPSS
10 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 118 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 36 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
4 35 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
6 24 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.31%) Scribe Insight
8 12 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 12 (0.28%) Eloqua
8 12 (0.28%) SAP SCM
8 12 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
9 11 (0.26%) Magento
9 11 (0.26%) Unica
10 10 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
12 8 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.19%) SAP CRM
12 8 (0.19%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,020 (23.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 947 (22.28%) Amazon AWS
3 303 (7.13%) PaaS
4 234 (5.50%) IaaS
5 218 (5.13%) Office 365
6 216 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 205 (4.82%) SaaS
8 157 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
9 100 (2.35%) Serverless
10 68 (1.60%) IBM Cloud
11 60 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
12 58 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 52 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 50 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 48 (1.13%) OpenShift
16 45 (1.06%) Force.com
17 43 (1.01%) Amazon S3
18 36 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
19 29 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 29 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 149 (3.51%) Firewall
2 120 (2.82%) Network Security
3 109 (2.56%) Wireless
4 101 (2.38%) HTTP
5 100 (2.35%) WAN
6 62 (1.46%) LAN
7 58 (1.36%) Internet
7 58 (1.36%) Unified Communications
8 54 (1.27%) SAN
9 48 (1.13%) VPN
10 46 (1.08%) DNS
11 39 (0.92%) TCP/IP
12 36 (0.85%) Wireless Security
13 29 (0.68%) Cisco Wireless
14 26 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (0.59%) NAS
16 23 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
17 21 (0.49%) Kerberos
18 20 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (10.77%) Big Data
2 439 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 298 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 229 (5.39%) Hadoop
5 212 (4.99%) NoSQL
6 155 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 117 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 89 (2.09%) Data Lake
9 84 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 84 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 76 (1.79%) MySQL
10 76 (1.79%) SAP HANA
11 75 (1.76%) Power BI
12 73 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 66 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
14 65 (1.53%) MongoDB
15 62 (1.46%) Blockchain
16 61 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 58 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
18 56 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 163 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 114 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 94 (2.21%) TeamCity
4 92 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 87 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 84 (1.98%) Visual Studio
7 78 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 62 (1.46%) JIRA
9 44 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 44 (1.04%) Maven
10 43 (1.01%) Selenium
11 37 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 35 (0.82%) webpack
13 34 (0.80%) gulp
14 32 (0.75%) Grunt
15 31 (0.73%) Subversion
16 23 (0.54%) PostCSS
17 22 (0.52%) JUnit
18 20 (0.47%) ERwin
19 18 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 1,133 (26.65%) Finance
2 371 (8.73%) Banking
3 353 (8.30%) Retail
4 185 (4.35%) Marketing
5 144 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 116 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 96 (2.26%) Advertising
8 82 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 60 (1.41%) Front Office
9 60 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 53 (1.25%) Back Office
11 37 (0.87%) Law
11 37 (0.87%) Legal
12 32 (0.75%) German Language
13 31 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.71%) Billing
15 27 (0.64%) Games
15 27 (0.64%) General Ledger
16 25 (0.59%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.52%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (14.56%) .NET
2 416 (9.79%) Web Services
3 281 (6.61%) HTML
4 270 (6.35%) CSS
5 247 (5.81%) REST
6 220 (5.18%) XML
7 196 (4.61%) Node.js
8 151 (3.55%) JSON
8 151 (3.55%) React
9 147 (3.46%) Spring
10 135 (3.18%) SOAP
11 130 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 119 (2.80%) Middleware
13 116 (2.73%) J2EE
14 110 (2.59%) RESTful
15 100 (2.35%) ASP.NET
16 99 (2.33%) Kafka
17 94 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
18 93 (2.19%) jQuery
19 85 (2.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 230 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 205 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 186 (4.38%) Fintech
6 177 (4.16%) Public Cloud
7 161 (3.79%) User Experience
8 120 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
9 104 (2.45%) Management Information System
10 86 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 80 (1.88%) Mobile App
12 78 (1.83%) Virtual Team
13 70 (1.65%) Cloud Native
14 69 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
15 63 (1.48%) N-Tier
16 55 (1.29%) Equities
17 54 (1.27%) Data Structures
18 44 (1.04%) Derivative
18 44 (1.04%) Private Cloud
19 41 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 366 (8.61%) Windows
2 233 (5.48%) Linux
3 100 (2.35%) Unix
4 72 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 54 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 39 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 38 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.73%) Android
10 30 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.47%) AIX
13 15 (0.35%) Solaris
13 15 (0.35%) VMS
14 10 (0.24%) CentOS
15 9 (0.21%) HPUX
15 9 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.094%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.071%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,358 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (13.17%) Presales
3 551 (12.96%) DevOps
4 512 (12.04%) TOGAF
5 498 (11.71%) Microservices
6 453 (10.66%) Analytics
7 410 (9.64%) SOA
8 398 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
9 384 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
10 383 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 354 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 346 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
13 316 (7.43%) Migration
13 316 (7.43%) Scrum
14 308 (7.25%) Technical Architecture
15 304 (7.15%) SDLC
16 300 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
17 291 (6.85%) Software Engineering
18 272 (6.40%) Open Source
19 269 (6.33%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 890 (20.94%) Java
2 603 (14.18%) SQL
3 516 (12.14%) C#
4 453 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 275 (6.47%) Python
6 152 (3.58%) PowerShell
7 103 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 91 (2.14%) C
9 78 (1.83%) C++
10 62 (1.46%) Go
10 62 (1.46%) Scala
11 53 (1.25%) Java 8
12 52 (1.22%) Ruby
13 46 (1.08%) PHP
14 42 (0.99%) Perl
15 38 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 36 (0.85%) Apex Code
17 35 (0.82%) R
18 33 (0.78%) Bash Shell
19 24 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 497 (11.69%) Degree
2 146 (3.43%) CISSP
3 143 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
3 143 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 109 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 101 (2.38%) CCIE
5 101 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 81 (1.91%) CCNP
7 80 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
8 62 (1.46%) CISM
9 61 (1.43%) CCNA
9 61 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 38 (0.89%) Master's Degree
12 36 (0.85%) CEH
13 35 (0.82%) CISA
14 31 (0.73%) PhD
15 30 (0.71%) MCSE
16 26 (0.61%) CLAS
17 23 (0.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (2.99%) QA
2 76 (1.79%) GCP
3 74 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 71 (1.67%) GDPR
5 54 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 51 (1.20%) COBIT
7 47 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.42%) WCAG
9 17 (0.40%) PMO
10 16 (0.38%) SEPA
11 9 (0.21%) PSD2
12 8 (0.19%) SLA
13 7 (0.16%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.071%) DICOM
15 3 (0.071%) HL7
15 3 (0.071%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 260 (6.12%) Docker
2 227 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 155 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 33 (0.78%) vSphere
7 32 (0.75%) VMware NSX
8 29 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.38%) XenApp
11 12 (0.28%) vCloud
11 12 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.24%) HDFS
13 8 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.071%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (0.071%) NFS
15 3 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 161 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 126 (2.96%) Puppet
3 108 (2.54%) Ansible
4 100 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (2.09%) Terraform
6 70 (1.65%) SCCM
7 36 (0.85%) Salt
8 33 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 19 (0.45%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.42%) Mesos
12 15 (0.35%) vRealize
13 13 (0.31%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.28%) Automic
15 10 (0.24%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
16 9 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 8 (0.19%) SCOrch
18 7 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
18 7 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 810 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 463 (10.89%) Oracle
3 312 (7.34%) Google
4 298 (7.01%) Cisco
5 291 (6.85%) SAP
6 256 (6.02%) VMware
7 208 (4.89%) IBM
8 167 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
9 113 (2.66%) EMC
10 104 (2.45%) NetApp
11 81 (1.91%) F5
12 80 (1.88%) Citrix
12 80 (1.88%) Splunk
13 78 (1.83%) Informatica
14 77 (1.81%) Cognizant
15 75 (1.76%) Dell
15 75 (1.76%) Red Hat
16 67 (1.58%) Adobe
17 65 (1.53%) hybris
18 61 (1.43%) Sitecore