Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,554 2,956 3,991
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.31% 5.81% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 6.12% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,340 2,413 3,114
Median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £120,000 £112,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +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 23,033 48,300 59,408
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.86% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,348 39,553 49,204
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +10 306 £89,750 +5.59% 99
West London +82 45 £80,000 +6.67% 35
South London -24 26 £72,500 -13.43% 3
East London -17 2 £115,000 +35.29% 22
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 546 (35.14%) Azure
2 510 (32.82%) AWS
3 463 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 420 (27.03%) Finance
5 358 (23.04%) DevOps
6 313 (20.14%) Microservices
7 297 (19.11%) Java
7 297 (19.11%) Microsoft
8 225 (14.48%) PaaS
9 220 (14.16%) GCP
10 195 (12.55%) Python
11 193 (12.42%) Kubernetes
12 192 (12.36%) TOGAF
13 190 (12.23%) Analytics
14 189 (12.16%) Migration
15 188 (12.10%) Docker
16 172 (11.07%) SQL
17 167 (10.75%) Enterprise Architecture
18 161 (10.36%) Banking
19 151 (9.72%) SaaS
20 150 (9.65%) .NET
21 148 (9.52%) Presales
22 136 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
23 134 (8.62%) JavaScript
23 134 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
24 126 (8.11%) Software Engineering
25 122 (7.85%) Google
26 121 (7.79%) SQL Server
27 117 (7.53%) Open Source
28 114 (7.34%) Data Modelling

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 83 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.22%) Apache
3 49 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 37 (2.38%) CMS
5 30 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (1.80%) Red Hat Fuse
7 26 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.35%) JBoss
9 20 (1.29%) Apache ServiceMix
10 18 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.03%) Confluence
11 16 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.51%) IIS
15 7 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.064%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) Loan IQ
2 18 (1.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 15 (0.97%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
5 13 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
7 8 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.26%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.13%) Finacle
11 2 (0.13%) Magento
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.13%) Shopify
12 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 546 (35.14%) Azure
2 510 (32.82%) AWS
3 225 (14.48%) PaaS
4 220 (14.16%) GCP
5 151 (9.72%) SaaS
6 114 (7.34%) IaaS
7 81 (5.21%) Dynamics 365
8 80 (5.15%) Power Platform
9 71 (4.57%) Office 365
10 59 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 59 (3.80%) Serverless
11 48 (3.09%) Boomi
12 46 (2.96%) OpenShift
13 43 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (2.12%) Apigee
15 32 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (2.06%) IBM Cloud
16 30 (1.93%) Amazon ECS
17 29 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.63%) Firewall
2 35 (2.25%) Wireless
3 34 (2.19%) Network Security
4 28 (1.80%) DNS
5 27 (1.74%) VPN
6 24 (1.54%) SAN
7 22 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.35%) HTTP
8 21 (1.35%) VSAN
8 21 (1.35%) WAN
9 19 (1.22%) LAN
10 17 (1.09%) BGP
10 17 (1.09%) Multicast
10 17 (1.09%) OSPF
10 17 (1.09%) SNMP
11 16 (1.03%) IGMP
12 14 (0.90%) Unified Communications
13 13 (0.84%) Internet
13 13 (0.84%) MPLS
14 12 (0.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
2 121 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 97 (6.24%) Big Data
4 84 (5.41%) Data Lake
5 70 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (3.54%) NoSQL
7 47 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
7 47 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 46 (2.96%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.45%) MySQL
10 36 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
11 34 (2.19%) Power BI
12 33 (2.12%) Relational Database
13 31 (1.99%) Blockchain
14 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (1.29%) Tableau
16 19 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
18 15 (0.97%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 64 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 49 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.80%) GitLab
4 23 (1.48%) JIRA
5 22 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 13 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.64%) Maven
7 10 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.45%) ERwin
8 7 (0.45%) Selenium
9 5 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.26%) ER Studio
10 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.19%) JUnit
11 3 (0.19%) Spinnaker
11 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 420 (27.03%) Finance
2 161 (10.36%) Banking
3 72 (4.63%) Marketing
4 64 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.93%) Retail
6 58 (3.73%) Public Sector
7 52 (3.35%) Back Office
8 31 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.93%) Legal
10 24 (1.54%) Law
10 24 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 20 (1.29%) Front Office
12 19 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.03%) Advertising
14 13 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.13%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Games
17 2 (0.13%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.65%) .NET
2 107 (6.89%) CSS
3 94 (6.05%) Web Services
4 76 (4.89%) REST
5 75 (4.83%) Kafka
5 75 (4.83%) React
6 64 (4.12%) jQuery
7 60 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 59 (3.80%) XML
9 57 (3.67%) GraphQL
9 57 (3.67%) Spring
10 46 (2.96%) OAuth
11 44 (2.83%) AngularJS
12 43 (2.77%) HTML
12 43 (2.77%) RESTful
13 40 (2.57%) .NET Core
14 39 (2.51%) Ajax
15 38 (2.45%) Spring Boot
16 37 (2.38%) JSON
17 35 (2.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.18%) Public Cloud
2 89 (5.73%) Data Centre
3 85 (5.47%) Cloud Native
4 67 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
5 64 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 49 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 39 (2.51%) N-Tier
9 37 (2.38%) Hedge funds
10 36 (2.32%) User Experience
11 33 (2.12%) Virtual Team
12 26 (1.67%) Reinsurance
13 22 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
15 17 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (0.97%) Blog
16 15 (0.97%) Equities
16 15 (0.97%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 82 (5.28%) Windows
2 60 (3.86%) Linux
3 28 (1.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
4 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
5 14 (0.90%) Unix
6 9 (0.58%) VMS
7 8 (0.51%) Android
7 8 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.064%) MVS
10 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (23.04%) DevOps
3 313 (20.14%) Microservices
4 192 (12.36%) TOGAF
5 190 (12.23%) Analytics
6 189 (12.16%) Migration
7 167 (10.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 148 (9.52%) Presales
9 134 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 126 (8.11%) Software Engineering
11 117 (7.53%) Open Source
12 114 (7.34%) Data Modelling
13 111 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
14 101 (6.50%) Technology Roadmap
15 99 (6.37%) Domain-Driven Design
16 96 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
16 96 (6.18%) Scrum
17 94 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (5.98%) Data Architecture
19 91 (5.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 297 (19.11%) Java
2 195 (12.55%) Python
3 172 (11.07%) SQL
4 134 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 94 (6.05%) C#
6 64 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 45 (2.90%) C
8 27 (1.74%) C++
9 23 (1.48%) Ruby
10 21 (1.35%) Go
11 14 (0.90%) Scala
12 9 (0.58%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.39%) PHP
14 6 (0.39%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.32%) R
16 4 (0.26%) Java 8
17 3 (0.19%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (6.31%) Degree
2 83 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 49 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (3.15%) CISSP
5 37 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
7 31 (1.99%) CCNP
8 29 (1.87%) AWS Certification
8 29 (1.87%) CISM
8 29 (1.87%) Sun Certification
9 27 (1.74%) CCIE
10 22 (1.42%) CISA
11 21 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (1.09%) CCNA
13 13 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.71%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.58%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.51%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.61%) QA
2 22 (1.42%) GDPR
3 21 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 21 (1.35%) EMIR
3 21 (1.35%) MiFID
4 17 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.97%) NIST
6 6 (0.39%) NCSC
6 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) OIPF
8 2 (0.13%) PSD2
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.064%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.064%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.064%) PMO
9 1 (0.064%) SEPA
9 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 188 (12.10%) Docker
2 98 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.99%) vSphere
5 25 (1.61%) VMware NSX
6 21 (1.35%) vCloud
7 12 (0.77%) XenApp
7 12 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (0.64%) ISA Server
9 8 (0.51%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.32%) HDFS
10 5 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.064%) Lustre
12 1 (0.064%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.064%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 193 (12.42%) Kubernetes
2 111 (7.14%) Terraform
3 51 (3.28%) Ansible
4 30 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (1.80%) vRealize
6 26 (1.67%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.42%) Puppet
8 21 (1.35%) SCCM
9 20 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.09%) Grafana
10 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.71%) SCOM
12 9 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.45%) CASB
14 6 (0.39%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
15 5 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
15 5 (0.32%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.19%) FortiGate
16 3 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 297 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 122 (7.85%) Google
3 107 (6.89%) SAP
4 91 (5.86%) VMware
5 81 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
6 70 (4.50%) Oracle
7 66 (4.25%) Databricks
8 65 (4.18%) IBM
9 60 (3.86%) Dell
10 55 (3.54%) Cisco
11 53 (3.41%) MuleSoft
12 46 (2.96%) Red Hat
13 36 (2.32%) Citrix
14 29 (1.87%) Splunk
15 28 (1.80%) Adobe
15 28 (1.80%) Pega
16 26 (1.67%) TIBCO
17 25 (1.61%) Fortinet
18 23 (1.48%) Informatica
19 21 (1.35%) Murex