Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 37 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,980 4,030 4,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.89% 6.42% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 6.74% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,237 2,903 3,474
London median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £113,750 £105,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +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 47,985 59,795 66,802
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.31% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38,836 48,952 55,680
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -1 579 £85,000 +6.25% 151
South London +18 115 £82,500 - 6
East London +16 46 £90,000 +12.50% 25
West London -65 40 £72,500 -9.38% 35
North London -22 3 £82,500 +26.92% 11
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 London region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 1,081 (36.28%) Azure
2 946 (31.74%) AWS
3 914 (30.67%) Finance
4 886 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 618 (20.74%) Microsoft
6 523 (17.55%) Java
7 489 (16.41%) Migration
8 488 (16.38%) DevOps
9 402 (13.49%) Analytics
10 398 (13.36%) SQL
11 391 (13.12%) Microservices
12 388 (13.02%) GCP
13 365 (12.25%) .NET
14 320 (10.74%) Presales
15 316 (10.60%) Python
16 313 (10.50%) Enterprise Architecture
17 304 (10.20%) Banking
18 292 (9.80%) PaaS
19 290 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
20 279 (9.36%) Data Modelling
21 267 (8.96%) Web Services
22 255 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
23 254 (8.52%) TOGAF
24 250 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
25 247 (8.29%) C#
26 243 (8.15%) Google
27 242 (8.12%) SQL Server
28 238 (7.99%) Data Architecture
29 232 (7.79%) Asset Management
29 232 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 149 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 90 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 69 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 60 (2.01%) Apache
5 56 (1.88%) Skype for Business
6 46 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 45 (1.51%) IIS
8 38 (1.28%) CMS
9 37 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
10 28 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 26 (0.87%) Confluence
12 21 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (0.67%) Apache Solr
14 19 (0.64%) Anypoint
15 18 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 17 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 15 (0.50%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 9 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 49 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.17%) ProjectWise
3 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.067%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.70%) Markit EDM
1 21 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
2 20 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 14 (0.47%) Magento
6 12 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
8 10 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.20%) Primavera
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.13%) Actimize
11 4 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.13%) PolarLake
11 4 (0.13%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.10%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,081 (36.28%) Azure
2 946 (31.74%) AWS
3 388 (13.02%) GCP
4 292 (9.80%) PaaS
5 225 (7.55%) Office 365
6 218 (7.32%) SaaS
7 194 (6.51%) IaaS
8 132 (4.43%) Serverless
9 125 (4.19%) Power Platform
10 120 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
11 92 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 91 (3.05%) Amazon S3
13 73 (2.45%) OpenShift
14 56 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
15 54 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
16 50 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
17 46 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
18 43 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
19 36 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
20 35 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.16%) Firewall
2 97 (3.26%) WAN
3 82 (2.75%) LAN
4 54 (1.81%) VPN
5 52 (1.74%) Skype
6 48 (1.61%) Network Security
7 47 (1.58%) Wireless
8 41 (1.38%) Internet
9 36 (1.21%) MPLS
10 35 (1.17%) SAN
11 32 (1.07%) HTTP
12 31 (1.04%) DNS
13 28 (0.94%) Unified Communications
14 24 (0.81%) TCP/IP
15 21 (0.70%) VoIP
16 19 (0.64%) WebEx
17 16 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (0.50%) DHCP
18 15 (0.50%) NAS
19 14 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
2 242 (8.12%) SQL Server
3 231 (7.75%) Big Data
4 185 (6.21%) NoSQL
5 128 (4.30%) Hadoop
6 127 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 116 (3.89%) Power BI
8 114 (3.83%) Data Lake
9 113 (3.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 100 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 87 (2.92%) Snowflake Schema
12 60 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 59 (1.98%) Apache Hive
14 58 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 53 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
15 53 (1.78%) MongoDB
16 52 (1.74%) Amazon Athena
17 44 (1.48%) RDBMS
18 42 (1.41%) BigQuery
19 41 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 75 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 51 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 38 (1.28%) JIRA
5 36 (1.21%) Maven
6 30 (1.01%) Selenium
7 28 (0.94%) Artifactory
8 26 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 24 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (0.64%) Vagrant
12 16 (0.54%) Gradle
12 16 (0.54%) gulp
12 16 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (0.50%) Cypress.io
13 15 (0.50%) ERwin
13 15 (0.50%) RStudio
14 13 (0.44%) Katalon Studio
15 11 (0.37%) JUnit
15 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 914 (30.67%) Finance
2 304 (10.20%) Banking
3 199 (6.68%) Retail
4 132 (4.43%) Front Office
5 124 (4.16%) Marketing
6 102 (3.42%) Public Sector
7 81 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 63 (2.11%) Legal
9 37 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.07%) Law
11 31 (1.04%) Advertising
12 27 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.67%) Games
15 18 (0.60%) Back Office
16 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.30%) Automotive
17 9 (0.30%) Publishing
17 9 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.23%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (12.25%) .NET
2 267 (8.96%) Web Services
3 123 (4.13%) Node.js
4 115 (3.86%) Kafka
5 114 (3.83%) REST
6 100 (3.36%) Middleware
7 92 (3.09%) HTML
7 92 (3.09%) React
8 83 (2.79%) AngularJS
9 81 (2.72%) CSS
10 78 (2.62%) Spring
11 77 (2.58%) ASP.NET
11 77 (2.58%) XML
12 75 (2.52%) RESTful
13 74 (2.48%) SOAP
14 64 (2.15%) J2EE
15 48 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 44 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
17 43 (1.44%) jQuery
17 43 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.48%) Public Cloud
2 218 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (5.60%) Cloud Native
4 163 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 161 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
6 151 (5.07%) Data Centre
7 119 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
8 96 (3.22%) Fixed Income
9 93 (3.12%) Virtual Team
10 89 (2.99%) Management Information System
11 77 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 76 (2.55%) Blog
13 72 (2.42%) Equities
14 67 (2.25%) Hedge funds
15 66 (2.21%) Derivative
16 61 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
17 59 (1.98%) User Experience
18 46 (1.54%) Private Cloud
19 42 (1.41%) Reference Data
20 38 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 188 (6.31%) Windows
2 147 (4.93%) Linux
3 61 (2.05%) Windows 10
4 55 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (0.97%) Unix
7 11 (0.37%) Android
8 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.23%) Solaris
11 6 (0.20%) VMS
11 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.067%) CentOS
12 2 (0.067%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.034%) AIX
13 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.034%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (16.41%) Migration
3 488 (16.38%) DevOps
4 402 (13.49%) Analytics
5 391 (13.12%) Microservices
6 320 (10.74%) Presales
7 313 (10.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 290 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
9 279 (9.36%) Data Modelling
10 254 (8.52%) TOGAF
11 250 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
12 238 (7.99%) Data Architecture
13 232 (7.79%) Asset Management
13 232 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 219 (7.35%) Mentoring
15 208 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
16 204 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
16 204 (6.85%) ETL
16 204 (6.85%) Technical Leadership
17 200 (6.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 523 (17.55%) Java
2 398 (13.36%) SQL
3 316 (10.60%) Python
4 247 (8.29%) C#
5 219 (7.35%) JavaScript
6 101 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 99 (3.32%) C++
8 75 (2.52%) R
9 56 (1.88%) C
10 54 (1.81%) Scala
11 49 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.07%) Go
13 28 (0.94%) Ruby
14 27 (0.91%) Groovy
15 25 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 24 (0.81%) RPG
17 22 (0.74%) Perl
17 22 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 19 (0.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 188 (6.31%) Degree
2 69 (2.32%) CISSP
3 67 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (2.08%) AWS Certification
5 61 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 57 (1.91%) Security Cleared
7 56 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
8 49 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (1.41%) CISM
10 40 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 32 (1.07%) CCIE
12 31 (1.04%) Master's Degree
13 27 (0.91%) MCSE
14 21 (0.70%) CISA
15 20 (0.67%) IISP
16 18 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 18 (0.60%) CCNP
16 18 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
17 17 (0.57%) MCITP
18 16 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.46%) QA
2 90 (3.02%) Data Quality
3 61 (2.05%) GDPR
4 38 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.01%) SLA
6 28 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.84%) COBIT
8 15 (0.50%) NIST
9 10 (0.34%) NCSC
10 8 (0.27%) PMO
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.17%) SEPA
13 4 (0.13%) PSD2
13 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.10%) EMIR
14 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.067%) NIST 800
System Software
1 187 (6.28%) Docker
2 136 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 74 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.74%) vSphere
7 20 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.60%) XenApp
8 18 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.57%) HDFS
9 17 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.17%) Firmware
11 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 182 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 140 (4.70%) Terraform
3 86 (2.89%) SCCM
4 84 (2.82%) Ansible
5 66 (2.21%) Puppet
6 58 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
9 21 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.57%) vRealize
11 13 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.27%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.17%) Oozie
13 5 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.13%) Rancher
14 4 (0.13%) Salt
14 4 (0.13%) WSUS
15 3 (0.10%) CASB
15 3 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 618 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 243 (8.15%) Google
3 170 (5.70%) Salesforce.com
4 169 (5.67%) Oracle
5 146 (4.90%) VMware
6 144 (4.83%) IBM
7 112 (3.76%) SAP
8 96 (3.22%) Cisco
8 96 (3.22%) Citrix
9 66 (2.21%) Informatica
10 63 (2.11%) Tableau
11 51 (1.71%) Databricks
11 51 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 50 (1.68%) Adobe
13 49 (1.64%) MuleSoft
14 45 (1.51%) WorldPay
15 36 (1.21%) ServiceNow
16 34 (1.14%) Cloudera
17 33 (1.11%) Hortonworks
18 30 (1.01%) Sparx