Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 39 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,172 3,475 4,192
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.91% 6.24% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 6.55% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 951 2,684 3,316
Median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £120,000 £110,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £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 18,502 53,048 65,570
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 95.23% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,314 43,182 53,361
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +3.09%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -11 175 £90,000 +2.86% 71
West London +57 51 £75,000 -4.76% 16
South London +10 37 £75,000 -9.09% 11
East London +12 6 £68,192 -24.23% 13
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 456 (38.91%) AWS
2 441 (37.63%) Finance
3 403 (34.39%) Azure
4 395 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
5 311 (26.54%) Microservices
6 265 (22.61%) Java
7 260 (22.18%) DevOps
8 231 (19.71%) Web Services
9 208 (17.75%) Microsoft
10 195 (16.64%) GCP
11 188 (16.04%) Python
12 171 (14.59%) SQL
13 166 (14.16%) Migration
14 165 (14.08%) Kubernetes
15 160 (13.65%) Docker
15 160 (13.65%) Hedge funds
16 157 (13.40%) .NET
17 155 (13.23%) Asset Management
18 153 (13.05%) Banking
19 149 (12.71%) JavaScript
20 142 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
21 137 (11.69%) Software Engineering
22 136 (11.60%) Google
23 127 (10.84%) SQL Server
24 124 (10.58%) Analytics
25 123 (10.49%) Front Office
26 116 (9.90%) Investment Management
27 108 (9.22%) PaaS
28 107 (9.13%) Fixed Income
29 104 (8.87%) Data Warehouse

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 65 (5.55%) Apache
2 42 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.45%) CMS
7 17 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.11%) Confluence
10 12 (1.02%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.43%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.43%) IIS
14 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
15 4 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (4.44%) Markit EDM
2 47 (4.01%) SimCorp Dimension
3 27 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
6 7 (0.60%) R3 Corda
7 6 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.51%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.43%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.43%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.43%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.34%) Loan IQ
9 4 (0.34%) Magento
9 4 (0.34%) SAP MDG
10 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.26%) Shopify
11 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 456 (38.91%) AWS
2 403 (34.39%) Azure
3 195 (16.64%) GCP
4 108 (9.22%) PaaS
5 87 (7.42%) SaaS
6 82 (7.00%) Serverless
7 74 (6.31%) Office 365
8 73 (6.23%) IaaS
9 60 (5.12%) AWS Lambda
10 56 (4.78%) Apigee
11 55 (4.69%) Amazon ECS
12 34 (2.90%) OpenShift
13 33 (2.82%) Power Platform
14 30 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
16 24 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
19 14 (1.19%) GitHub
20 12 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.92%) Wireless
2 43 (3.67%) Firewall
3 25 (2.13%) DNS
3 25 (2.13%) Network Security
4 21 (1.79%) SNMP
5 20 (1.71%) BGP
5 20 (1.71%) IGMP
5 20 (1.71%) Multicast
5 20 (1.71%) OSPF
6 18 (1.54%) Internet
7 17 (1.45%) Skype
8 15 (1.28%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.11%) VPN
10 12 (1.02%) SAN
11 11 (0.94%) HTTP
12 8 (0.68%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.60%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.60%) WAN
14 6 (0.51%) MPLS
14 6 (0.51%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 104 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (6.91%) Big Data
4 76 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 68 (5.80%) MySQL
5 68 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 44 (3.75%) Data Lake
8 42 (3.58%) Relational Database
9 38 (3.24%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.30%) Power BI
12 24 (2.05%) Blockchain
12 24 (2.05%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.19%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (1.19%) HBase
15 12 (1.02%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 91 (7.76%) Jenkins
2 66 (5.63%) Artifactory
3 61 (5.20%) GitLab
4 15 (1.28%) JIRA
5 14 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.85%) ERwin
7 8 (0.68%) Maven
8 7 (0.60%) JUnit
8 7 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
8 7 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.43%) Gradle
10 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.34%) LSMW
11 4 (0.34%) Selenium
12 3 (0.26%) Ant
12 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 441 (37.63%) Finance
2 153 (13.05%) Banking
3 123 (10.49%) Front Office
4 67 (5.72%) Back Office
5 46 (3.92%) Marketing
6 39 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.39%) Public Sector
7 28 (2.39%) Retail
8 21 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.54%) Legal
11 15 (1.28%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.11%) Advertising
13 12 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.94%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.60%) Law
16 6 (0.51%) Games
16 6 (0.51%) Publishing
17 5 (0.43%) Electronics
17 5 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (19.71%) Web Services
2 157 (13.40%) .NET
3 99 (8.45%) AngularJS
4 94 (8.02%) React
5 73 (6.23%) OAuth
6 60 (5.12%) .NET Core
7 59 (5.03%) REST
8 58 (4.95%) Swagger
9 54 (4.61%) gRPC
10 52 (4.44%) ASP.NET
11 50 (4.27%) Vue.js
12 48 (4.10%) CSS
13 46 (3.92%) Kafka
14 44 (3.75%) XML
15 42 (3.58%) Node.js
16 40 (3.41%) HTML
17 38 (3.24%) ASP.NET Core
18 34 (2.90%) J2EE
19 33 (2.82%) Spring
20 31 (2.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 160 (13.65%) Hedge funds
2 107 (9.13%) Fixed Income
3 99 (8.45%) Equities
4 96 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 73 (6.23%) Public Cloud
6 71 (6.06%) Data Centre
7 68 (5.80%) Derivative
8 56 (4.78%) Cloud Native
9 55 (4.69%) Reference Data
10 50 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (3.75%) Management Information System
12 42 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
13 36 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
15 27 (2.30%) User Experience
16 19 (1.62%) Private Cloud
17 18 (1.54%) Blog
18 16 (1.37%) STB
19 14 (1.19%) N-Tier
19 14 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.08%) Windows
2 52 (4.44%) Linux
3 37 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.85%) Unix
5 8 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.34%) VMS
7 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.085%) HPUX
9 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (26.54%) Microservices
3 260 (22.18%) DevOps
4 166 (14.16%) Migration
5 155 (13.23%) Asset Management
6 142 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 137 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 124 (10.58%) Analytics
9 116 (9.90%) Investment Management
10 101 (8.62%) Technology Roadmap
11 94 (8.02%) Fintech
11 94 (8.02%) Mentoring
12 92 (7.85%) TOGAF
13 89 (7.59%) Scrum
14 87 (7.42%) Architectural Design
15 84 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (7.00%) IT Strategy
16 82 (7.00%) Open Source
17 80 (6.83%) Technical Architecture
18 76 (6.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 265 (22.61%) Java
2 188 (16.04%) Python
3 171 (14.59%) SQL
4 149 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 98 (8.36%) C#
6 33 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 29 (2.47%) C
8 24 (2.05%) C++
9 23 (1.96%) Ruby
10 20 (1.71%) Scala
11 16 (1.37%) Go
11 16 (1.37%) R
12 9 (0.77%) ABAP
12 9 (0.77%) PHP
12 9 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.43%) Perl
16 5 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (7.76%) Degree
2 85 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 73 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 51 (4.35%) Sun Certification
5 36 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.22%) AWS Certification
7 26 (2.22%) CCIE
8 25 (2.13%) CCNP
9 19 (1.62%) Master's Degree
9 19 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
10 16 (1.37%) CISSP
11 15 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.11%) CISM
13 7 (0.60%) CCNA
14 5 (0.43%) CISA
15 4 (0.34%) CCSA
16 3 (0.26%) PMP
16 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.73%) QA
2 23 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.71%) GDPR
4 17 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.77%) NIST
6 6 (0.51%) SEPA
7 5 (0.43%) COBIT
7 5 (0.43%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.34%) EMIR
8 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.34%) MiFID
9 3 (0.26%) NCSC
10 2 (0.17%) COSO
10 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.085%) GxP
11 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (13.65%) Docker
2 67 (5.72%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
3 21 (1.79%) ISA Server
4 13 (1.11%) HDFS
5 12 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.85%) vSphere
7 7 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.51%) vCloud
9 5 (0.43%) XenApp
9 5 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.085%) NDS
12 1 (0.085%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.085%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 165 (14.08%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.41%) Terraform
3 33 (2.82%) Ansible
4 25 (2.13%) Grafana
4 25 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (1.88%) Puppet
7 18 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.28%) SCCM
9 9 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.77%) vRealize
10 8 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.43%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.34%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.26%) Mesos
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 3 (0.26%) Rancher
13 3 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 208 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 136 (11.60%) Google
3 69 (5.89%) Oracle
4 60 (5.12%) SAP
5 49 (4.18%) Charles River
5 49 (4.18%) Cisco
6 47 (4.01%) Calypso
6 47 (4.01%) GoldenSource
6 47 (4.01%) SimCorp
7 44 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (3.75%) VMware
8 30 (2.56%) MuleSoft
8 30 (2.56%) Splunk
9 26 (2.22%) IBM
10 20 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.62%) Talend
12 17 (1.45%) Citrix
12 17 (1.45%) Dell
12 17 (1.45%) Informatica
13 16 (1.37%) Adobe