Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,968 2,791 3,950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.38% 5.94% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 6.28% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,535 2,086 2,867
10th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
25th Percentile £73,750 £73,500 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
75th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £97,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £120,000 £115,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +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 28,490 44,421 58,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.37% 94.57% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23,053 36,484 48,275
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +8 356 £89,000 +4.71% 116
West London +57 46 £81,000 +11.72% 28
South London -12 35 £77,500 -8.82% 8
East London -7 4 £78,750 -7.35% 39
North London +23 1 £87,500 +6.06% 3
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 743 (37.75%) Azure
2 628 (31.91%) AWS
3 587 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
4 469 (23.83%) Finance
5 436 (22.15%) DevOps
6 419 (21.29%) Microsoft
7 315 (16.01%) Microservices
7 315 (16.01%) GCP
8 282 (14.33%) Java
9 274 (13.92%) PaaS
10 260 (13.21%) TOGAF
11 248 (12.60%) Analytics
12 243 (12.35%) Kubernetes
13 228 (11.59%) Migration
14 227 (11.53%) Python
14 227 (11.53%) Docker
15 213 (10.82%) SQL
16 208 (10.57%) Presales
17 196 (9.96%) Enterprise Architecture
18 184 (9.35%) SaaS
19 182 (9.25%) Degree
20 173 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 170 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
21 170 (8.64%) IaaS
22 167 (8.49%) Google
23 163 (8.28%) Software Engineering
24 162 (8.23%) Banking
24 162 (8.23%) .NET
25 144 (7.32%) Data Architecture
26 143 (7.27%) Public Cloud

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 80 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.39%) CMS
4 27 (1.37%) Red Hat Fuse
5 26 (1.32%) Apache
6 25 (1.27%) JBoss
7 21 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 20 (1.02%) IIS
9 18 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
10 17 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (0.81%) Confluence
12 14 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 14 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
15 10 (0.51%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.25%) Stata
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.051%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 17 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.71%) Loan IQ
4 13 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 12 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.36%) Magento
8 7 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.051%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.051%) Quorum
10 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.051%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 743 (37.75%) Azure
2 628 (31.91%) AWS
3 315 (16.01%) GCP
4 274 (13.92%) PaaS
5 184 (9.35%) SaaS
6 170 (8.64%) IaaS
7 130 (6.61%) Microsoft 365
8 115 (5.84%) Power Platform
9 95 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
10 79 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 67 (3.40%) Serverless
12 52 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
13 44 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
13 44 (2.24%) Boomi
14 43 (2.18%) IBM Cloud
15 42 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
16 40 (2.03%) OpenShift
17 33 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 33 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
18 31 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.57%) Firewall
2 50 (2.54%) Network Security
3 41 (2.08%) WAN
4 35 (1.78%) DNS
5 32 (1.63%) VPN
6 30 (1.52%) SD-WAN
7 28 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 27 (1.37%) LAN
9 26 (1.32%) HTTP
10 22 (1.12%) Wireless
11 21 (1.07%) MPLS
12 17 (0.86%) SAN
13 15 (0.76%) DHCP
13 15 (0.76%) VSAN
14 14 (0.71%) Internet
15 13 (0.66%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
16 11 (0.56%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.56%) IPv4
17 10 (0.51%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
2 141 (7.16%) Big Data
3 112 (5.69%) SQL Server
4 94 (4.78%) Data Lake
5 86 (4.37%) NoSQL
6 56 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 50 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 48 (2.44%) Power BI
9 47 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
10 46 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
11 37 (1.88%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (1.63%) Tableau
13 27 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
14 26 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
14 26 (1.32%) MongoDB
15 25 (1.27%) BigQuery
15 25 (1.27%) Blockchain
16 24 (1.22%) Neo4j
16 24 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 54 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.73%) JIRA
4 20 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.81%) Selenium
7 15 (0.76%) Maven
7 15 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.36%) Spinnaker
12 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.30%) ERwin
12 6 (0.30%) Gatling
12 6 (0.30%) GitLab
12 6 (0.30%) JMeter
13 5 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 469 (23.83%) Finance
2 162 (8.23%) Banking
3 120 (6.10%) Retail
4 89 (4.52%) Public Sector
5 78 (3.96%) Marketing
6 55 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.74%) Law
8 30 (1.52%) Back Office
8 30 (1.52%) Legal
9 27 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.97%) Advertising
11 14 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.41%) Front Office
13 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.30%) Games
14 5 (0.25%) Electronics
14 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (8.23%) .NET
2 85 (4.32%) REST
3 79 (4.01%) CSS
4 76 (3.86%) Web Services
5 72 (3.66%) React
6 64 (3.25%) Kafka
7 49 (2.49%) jQuery
7 49 (2.49%) XML
8 47 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 45 (2.29%) .NET Core
9 45 (2.29%) Node.js
10 44 (2.24%) HTML
10 44 (2.24%) Spring
11 43 (2.18%) GraphQL
12 41 (2.08%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.08%) JSON
13 38 (1.93%) OAuth
14 35 (1.78%) Ajax
15 32 (1.63%) SOAP
15 32 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.27%) Public Cloud
2 124 (6.30%) Cloud Native
3 100 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 82 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 79 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 70 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 39 (1.98%) Reinsurance
9 37 (1.88%) User Experience
10 36 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
12 26 (1.32%) Blog
13 25 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (1.17%) Life Science
15 20 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.97%) Clustering
16 19 (0.97%) NHS
17 17 (0.86%) N-Tier
18 16 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
19 14 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (4.78%) Windows
2 84 (4.27%) Linux
3 36 (1.83%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.17%) Unix
5 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (0.66%) Android
7 12 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.51%) VMS
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.30%) Solaris
12 5 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.10%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.051%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (22.15%) DevOps
3 315 (16.01%) Microservices
4 260 (13.21%) TOGAF
5 248 (12.60%) Analytics
6 228 (11.59%) Migration
7 208 (10.57%) Presales
8 196 (9.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 173 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 163 (8.28%) Software Engineering
11 144 (7.32%) Data Architecture
12 143 (7.27%) Data Modelling
13 142 (7.22%) Security Architecture
14 139 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
15 135 (6.86%) Open Source
15 135 (6.86%) Project Delivery
16 131 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
17 123 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (6.00%) ETL
19 113 (5.74%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 282 (14.33%) Java
2 227 (11.53%) Python
3 213 (10.82%) SQL
4 121 (6.15%) JavaScript
5 110 (5.59%) C#
6 75 (3.81%) PowerShell
7 50 (2.54%) C
8 26 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.17%) C++
10 19 (0.97%) Go
10 19 (0.97%) Ruby
10 19 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 18 (0.91%) Scala
12 12 (0.61%) Perl
13 11 (0.56%) PHP
13 11 (0.56%) R
14 8 (0.41%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.20%) COBOL
16 4 (0.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 182 (9.25%) Degree
2 128 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 113 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.37%) CISSP
5 55 (2.79%) CISM
5 55 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (2.49%) TOGAF Certification
7 38 (1.93%) CISA
8 37 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (1.58%) AWS Certification
10 25 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
12 22 (1.12%) CCNA
12 22 (1.12%) CCNP
13 20 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.71%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.61%) PhD
16 9 (0.46%) CCIE
16 9 (0.46%) MCSE
17 8 (0.41%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.08%) QA
2 35 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.22%) NIST
5 22 (1.12%) GDPR
6 16 (0.81%) EMIR
7 15 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.76%) MiFID
8 10 (0.51%) NCSC
9 9 (0.46%) PSD2
10 7 (0.36%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.30%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.15%) Basel III
12 3 (0.15%) OIPF
12 3 (0.15%) PMO
13 2 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.10%) GRC
13 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 227 (11.53%) Docker
2 124 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 62 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.32%) VMware NSX
5 19 (0.97%) VirtualBox
5 19 (0.97%) vSphere
6 14 (0.71%) vCloud
7 13 (0.66%) XenApp
8 12 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.25%) HDFS
10 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.10%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 243 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 132 (6.71%) Terraform
3 77 (3.91%) Ansible
4 29 (1.47%) SCCM
5 25 (1.27%) Puppet
6 23 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (0.86%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.86%) vRealize
10 14 (0.71%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.66%) SCOM
12 9 (0.46%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.36%) CASB
13 7 (0.36%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.30%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.25%) Rancher
16 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 419 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 167 (8.49%) Google
3 139 (7.06%) SAP
4 105 (5.34%) VMware
5 97 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
6 85 (4.32%) IBM
7 75 (3.81%) Databricks
8 69 (3.51%) Cisco
9 68 (3.46%) Oracle
10 53 (2.69%) Dell
11 52 (2.64%) MuleSoft
12 45 (2.29%) Citrix
12 45 (2.29%) Informatica
13 41 (2.08%) Red Hat
14 35 (1.78%) Adobe
15 30 (1.52%) Cloudera
16 28 (1.42%) Talend
17 25 (1.27%) UiPath
18 24 (1.22%) Hortonworks
19 22 (1.12%) Fortinet