Period
to 22 November 2019

The median annual salary for an Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 40 49
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 3,279 4,051 4,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.07% 6.03% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 6.33% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,372 2,981 3,202
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £73,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +0.69%

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 51,284 64,030 71,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.29% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 41,725 52,518 56,094
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +1 586 £85,000 +6.25% 157
South London +5 102 £85,000 +3.03% 10
West London -39 52 £75,000 -6.25% 63
East London +20 50 £90,000 +12.50% 18
North London -21 5 £75,000 +11.11% 7
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1,132 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,082 (33.00%) Azure
3 994 (30.31%) AWS
4 935 (28.51%) Finance
5 600 (18.30%) DevOps
6 577 (17.60%) Java
7 564 (17.20%) Microsoft
8 510 (15.55%) Microservices
9 481 (14.67%) Migration
10 444 (13.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 377 (11.50%) Analytics
12 371 (11.31%) .NET
13 362 (11.04%) SQL
14 335 (10.22%) TOGAF
15 332 (10.13%) Banking
16 325 (9.91%) GCP
17 323 (9.85%) Presales
18 305 (9.30%) Asset Management
19 300 (9.15%) PaaS
20 299 (9.12%) Data Architecture
20 299 (9.12%) Data Modelling
21 294 (8.97%) Mentoring
21 294 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
22 290 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
23 287 (8.75%) C#
24 285 (8.69%) Python
25 283 (8.63%) Software Engineering
26 282 (8.60%) Big Data
27 280 (8.54%) Degree
28 270 (8.23%) Technical Architecture

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
1 136 (4.15%) Apache Spark
2 124 (3.78%) WebSphere
3 94 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 86 (2.62%) CMS
5 62 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 58 (1.77%) Apache
7 48 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (1.22%) Apache Solr
8 40 (1.22%) Confluence
9 37 (1.13%) Skype for Business
10 34 (1.04%) IIS
11 32 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.82%) MS Exchange
13 23 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.61%) Anypoint
15 20 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (0.49%) SAS
18 15 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.15%) ProjectWise
5 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.12%) SPSS
7 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.030%) InVision
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.030%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 39 (1.19%) Magento
2 32 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.98%) SDL Web 8
3 27 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 26 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 22 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.18%) Primavera
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.15%) SAP MDG
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 3 (0.091%) PolarLake
11 3 (0.091%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.091%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,082 (33.00%) Azure
2 994 (30.31%) AWS
3 325 (9.91%) GCP
4 300 (9.15%) PaaS
5 242 (7.38%) Office 365
6 200 (6.10%) SaaS
7 163 (4.97%) IaaS
8 149 (4.54%) Cloud Computing
9 125 (3.81%) Serverless
10 114 (3.48%) Amazon S3
11 106 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 92 (2.81%) Power Platform
13 69 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
14 50 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
15 49 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
16 42 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 38 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (1.13%) OpenShift
19 35 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
19 35 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 125 (3.81%) Firewall
2 113 (3.45%) WAN
3 93 (2.84%) LAN
4 78 (2.38%) Internet
5 72 (2.20%) Network Security
6 64 (1.95%) VPN
7 62 (1.89%) Wireless
8 50 (1.52%) DNS
9 45 (1.37%) HTTP
10 43 (1.31%) MPLS
11 38 (1.16%) Skype
12 37 (1.13%) Unified Communications
13 30 (0.91%) SAN
14 27 (0.82%) WLAN
15 25 (0.76%) VoIP
16 20 (0.61%) DHCP
17 19 (0.58%) NAS
17 19 (0.58%) WebEx
18 17 (0.52%) SSL
19 15 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (8.60%) Big Data
2 239 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
3 230 (7.01%) SQL Server
4 161 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 151 (4.61%) NoSQL
6 138 (4.21%) Hadoop
7 110 (3.35%) Data Lake
8 90 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 88 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 87 (2.65%) Power BI
11 71 (2.17%) Apache Hive
12 62 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
12 62 (1.89%) MongoDB
13 60 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 56 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 55 (1.68%) Amazon Athena
16 52 (1.59%) RDBMS
17 44 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
18 36 (1.10%) MySQL
18 36 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 99 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 69 (2.10%) JIRA
3 50 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.19%) Selenium
5 37 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 34 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.73%) Maven
8 23 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (0.61%) Vagrant
10 18 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.46%) RStudio
11 15 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.40%) gulp
13 12 (0.37%) Katalon Studio
14 11 (0.34%) CircleCI
14 11 (0.34%) Gradle
15 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 935 (28.51%) Finance
2 332 (10.13%) Banking
3 245 (7.47%) Retail
4 216 (6.59%) Marketing
5 188 (5.73%) Front Office
6 112 (3.42%) Public Sector
7 97 (2.96%) Telecoms
8 93 (2.84%) Legal
9 60 (1.83%) Back Office
10 58 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.49%) Advertising
12 41 (1.25%) Investment Banking
13 30 (0.91%) Games
14 28 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (0.82%) Law
16 13 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.30%) Automotive
17 10 (0.30%) Electronics
17 10 (0.30%) Publishing
18 9 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (11.31%) .NET
2 270 (8.23%) Web Services
3 139 (4.24%) REST
4 132 (4.03%) HTML
5 113 (3.45%) Node.js
6 108 (3.29%) CSS
7 104 (3.17%) J2EE
8 93 (2.84%) React
9 92 (2.81%) RESTful
10 91 (2.78%) Kafka
11 87 (2.65%) AngularJS
11 87 (2.65%) ASP.NET
12 82 (2.50%) XML
13 81 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
14 73 (2.23%) Middleware
15 58 (1.77%) Spring
16 55 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 54 (1.65%) SOAP
18 53 (1.62%) .NET Framework
19 44 (1.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 290 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (6.43%) Cloud Native
3 184 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 176 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
5 169 (5.15%) Data Centre
6 157 (4.79%) Public Cloud
7 117 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 113 (3.45%) Fixed Income
9 112 (3.42%) Management Information System
10 88 (2.68%) Virtual Team
11 69 (2.10%) Derivative
12 68 (2.07%) User Experience
13 62 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
14 56 (1.71%) Mobile App
15 55 (1.68%) Blog
16 53 (1.62%) Private Cloud
17 48 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 39 (1.19%) Algorithms
19 35 (1.07%) PKI
20 33 (1.01%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 233 (7.11%) Windows
2 171 (5.22%) Linux
3 70 (2.13%) Windows 10
4 62 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 41 (1.25%) Unix
6 25 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (0.73%) Android
8 19 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.21%) Solaris
12 5 (0.15%) CentOS
12 5 (0.15%) VMS
12 5 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.091%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.061%) AIX
15 1 (0.030%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.030%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,132 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (18.30%) DevOps
3 510 (15.55%) Microservices
4 481 (14.67%) Migration
5 444 (13.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 377 (11.50%) Analytics
7 335 (10.22%) TOGAF
8 323 (9.85%) Presales
9 305 (9.30%) Asset Management
10 299 (9.12%) Data Architecture
10 299 (9.12%) Data Modelling
11 294 (8.97%) Mentoring
11 294 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 283 (8.63%) Software Engineering
13 270 (8.23%) Technical Architecture
14 243 (7.41%) Technical Leadership
15 242 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 233 (7.11%) Artificial Intelligence
17 230 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
18 225 (6.86%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 577 (17.60%) Java
2 362 (11.04%) SQL
3 287 (8.75%) C#
4 285 (8.69%) Python
5 233 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 93 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 87 (2.65%) C++
8 83 (2.53%) R
9 75 (2.29%) C
10 38 (1.16%) Scala
11 34 (1.04%) Ruby
12 28 (0.85%) Java 8
12 28 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 26 (0.79%) Apex Code
13 26 (0.79%) Go
14 23 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 22 (0.67%) TypeScript
16 21 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.64%) RPG
17 19 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 280 (8.54%) Degree
2 106 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 85 (2.59%) AWS Certification
3 85 (2.59%) CISSP
4 73 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
6 62 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 60 (1.83%) CISM
8 56 (1.71%) CCIE
9 52 (1.59%) CFA
10 50 (1.52%) CIMA
11 48 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (1.16%) CCNP
13 33 (1.01%) SC Cleared
14 26 (0.79%) CCNA
14 26 (0.79%) MCSE
15 24 (0.73%) CISA
16 21 (0.64%) Master's Degree
17 19 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 17 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (2.93%) Data Quality
2 86 (2.62%) QA
3 51 (1.56%) COBIT
4 48 (1.46%) GDPR
5 44 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (1.28%) NIST
7 29 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.76%) SLA
9 11 (0.34%) PMO
10 8 (0.24%) COSO
11 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.21%) NCSC
12 6 (0.18%) PSD2
13 3 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.061%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.061%) SAS 70
14 2 (0.061%) SEPA
15 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 187 (5.70%) Docker
2 150 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 66 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (0.73%) vSphere
7 23 (0.70%) HDFS
8 16 (0.49%) XenApp
8 16 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.34%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.18%) KVM
15 3 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 211 (6.43%) Kubernetes
2 130 (3.96%) Terraform
3 94 (2.87%) Ansible
4 84 (2.56%) Puppet
5 68 (2.07%) SCCM
6 67 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
10 17 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (0.52%) vRealize
11 9 (0.27%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.27%) Salt
12 7 (0.21%) Ambari
12 7 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.21%) Oozie
12 7 (0.21%) Packer
13 5 (0.15%) CASB
13 5 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 564 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 262 (7.99%) Google
3 187 (5.70%) Oracle
4 175 (5.34%) Salesforce.com
5 151 (4.61%) SAP
6 136 (4.15%) VMware
7 132 (4.03%) Cisco
8 117 (3.57%) IBM
9 100 (3.05%) Informatica
10 75 (2.29%) Citrix
11 67 (2.04%) Adobe
12 61 (1.86%) MuleSoft
13 60 (1.83%) WorldPay
14 51 (1.56%) hybris
15 42 (1.28%) Cloudera
15 42 (1.28%) ServiceNow
15 42 (1.28%) Sparx
16 41 (1.25%) Databricks
16 41 (1.25%) Hortonworks
16 41 (1.25%) Tableau