Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 44 35
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 2,640 1,720 3,712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.86% 6.00% 6.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 6.39% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,971 1,278 2,712
10th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
25th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £90,000 £87,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +6.06%
75th Percentile £102,500 £110,000 £102,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £130,000 £118,750
England median annual salary £80,000 £78,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +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 40,359 26,915 54,468
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.63% 93.92% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28,069 22,250 45,257
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,797 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £102,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +20 371 £90,500 +6.47% 144
South London +10 47 £77,500 -8.82% 8
West London -29 46 £81,000 +15.71% 33
East London -4 8 £75,000 +2.96% 41
North London +11 2 £87,500 +10.41% 2
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 994 (37.65%) Azure
2 826 (31.29%) AWS
3 819 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
4 612 (23.18%) Social Skills
5 535 (20.27%) Finance
6 512 (19.39%) DevOps
7 491 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 490 (18.56%) GCP
9 416 (15.76%) Microservices
10 362 (13.71%) Analytics
11 357 (13.52%) PaaS
12 334 (12.65%) Kubernetes
13 329 (12.46%) SQL
14 328 (12.42%) Java
15 327 (12.39%) SaaS
16 320 (12.12%) Migration
17 294 (11.14%) TOGAF
18 287 (10.87%) Python
19 281 (10.64%) Presales
20 280 (10.61%) Big Data
21 267 (10.11%) Docker
22 264 (10.00%) IaaS
22 264 (10.00%) Degree
23 256 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
24 250 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
24 250 (9.47%) Cloud Native
25 242 (9.17%) Google
26 236 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
27 229 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
28 224 (8.48%) 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
1 106 (4.02%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 46 (1.74%) CMS
4 36 (1.36%) IIS
5 29 (1.10%) Apache
5 29 (1.10%) Confluence
6 23 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 19 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.42%) SAS
12 10 (0.38%) EPiServer
12 10 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.38%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.27%) JBoss
16 6 (0.23%) Anypoint
16 6 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.19%) Stata
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.038%) Weka
Business Applications
1 25 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.76%) Magento
3 17 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 12 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 8 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.23%) SAP MDG
10 4 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.11%) SAP IBP
12 2 (0.076%) SAP SCM
12 2 (0.076%) Social Studio
12 2 (0.076%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 994 (37.65%) Azure
2 826 (31.29%) AWS
3 490 (18.56%) GCP
4 357 (13.52%) PaaS
5 327 (12.39%) SaaS
6 264 (10.00%) IaaS
7 170 (6.44%) Power Platform
8 135 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
9 129 (4.89%) Serverless
10 75 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 73 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
11 73 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
11 73 (2.77%) Snowflake
12 68 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
13 66 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 52 (1.97%) IBM Cloud
15 43 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
16 38 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (1.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 29 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 98 (3.71%) Firewall
2 47 (1.78%) Network Security
3 42 (1.59%) WAN
4 39 (1.48%) HTTP
4 39 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 35 (1.33%) SD-WAN
6 30 (1.14%) DNS
7 24 (0.91%) Wireless
8 23 (0.87%) 4G
8 23 (0.87%) Internet
8 23 (0.87%) LAN
8 23 (0.87%) VPN
9 21 (0.80%) MPLS
10 20 (0.76%) Ethernet
11 19 (0.72%) 5G
12 13 (0.49%) Skype
12 13 (0.49%) Unified Communications
13 12 (0.45%) IPv6
14 11 (0.42%) 3G
14 11 (0.42%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (10.61%) Big Data
2 250 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
3 151 (5.72%) Data Lake
4 147 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 146 (5.53%) SQL Server
6 117 (4.43%) Power BI
7 111 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 78 (2.95%) Amazon Redshift
8 78 (2.95%) Tableau
9 73 (2.77%) Relational Database
10 57 (2.16%) Metadata
11 52 (1.97%) MongoDB
12 49 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
13 48 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 47 (1.78%) Neo4j
15 42 (1.59%) MySQL
16 40 (1.52%) Amazon Athena
17 37 (1.40%) BigQuery
18 36 (1.36%) Apache Hive
18 36 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 53 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.48%) JIRA
4 37 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 34 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (1.29%) Vagrant
6 28 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (1.02%) Selenium
8 16 (0.61%) ERwin
9 15 (0.57%) GitLab
10 14 (0.53%) ER Studio
10 14 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.45%) Maven
12 11 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.38%) gulp
13 10 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
14 8 (0.30%) git-flow
15 7 (0.27%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
16 6 (0.23%) Moq
General
1 612 (23.18%) Social Skills
2 535 (20.27%) Finance
3 160 (6.06%) Retail
4 151 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (5.45%) Banking
6 114 (4.32%) Presentation Skills
7 110 (4.17%) Public Sector
8 97 (3.67%) Marketing
9 96 (3.64%) Telecoms
10 68 (2.58%) Law
11 52 (1.97%) Advertising
12 44 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
13 38 (1.44%) Manufacturing
14 28 (1.06%) Back Office
15 24 (0.91%) Legal
16 23 (0.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 17 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
17 17 (0.64%) Games
17 17 (0.64%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.46%) .NET
2 145 (5.49%) Web Services
3 108 (4.09%) React
4 100 (3.79%) Node.js
5 83 (3.14%) REST
6 75 (2.84%) AngularJS
7 73 (2.77%) HTML
8 70 (2.65%) Kafka
9 60 (2.27%) CSS
10 57 (2.16%) .NET Core
10 57 (2.16%) Spring
11 52 (1.97%) Middleware
12 48 (1.82%) JSON
13 43 (1.63%) Spring Boot
14 42 (1.59%) Spark Streaming
14 42 (1.59%) XML
15 37 (1.40%) SOAP
16 32 (1.21%) OAuth
17 31 (1.17%) HTML5
18 30 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 250 (9.47%) Cloud Native
2 224 (8.48%) Public Cloud
3 125 (4.73%) Hybrid Cloud
4 90 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
5 87 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 78 (2.95%) User Experience
7 74 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 50 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
11 31 (1.17%) Blog
12 28 (1.06%) Reinsurance
12 28 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 26 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 25 (0.95%) New Media
14 25 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 24 (0.91%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.91%) NHS
16 22 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
17 20 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 100 (3.79%) Windows
2 91 (3.45%) Linux
3 37 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 25 (0.95%) Android
5 23 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.83%) Unix
7 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.23%) CentOS
9 6 (0.23%) Solaris
10 5 (0.19%) VMS
11 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.11%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.076%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.076%) zOS
14 1 (0.038%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.038%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (19.39%) DevOps
3 416 (15.76%) Microservices
4 362 (13.71%) Analytics
5 320 (12.12%) Migration
6 294 (11.14%) TOGAF
7 281 (10.64%) Presales
8 256 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 236 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
10 229 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 222 (8.41%) Software Engineering
12 215 (8.14%) Data Modelling
13 208 (7.88%) Data Architecture
14 196 (7.42%) Computer Science
15 173 (6.55%) Artificial Intelligence
16 169 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
17 168 (6.36%) ETL
18 155 (5.87%) Security Architecture
19 152 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
20 148 (5.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 329 (12.46%) SQL
2 328 (12.42%) Java
3 287 (10.87%) Python
4 163 (6.17%) C#
5 144 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 110 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 61 (2.31%) Bash Shell
8 54 (2.05%) C
9 46 (1.74%) Ruby
9 46 (1.74%) Scala
10 43 (1.63%) R
11 38 (1.44%) TypeScript
12 33 (1.25%) Go
13 31 (1.17%) PHP
14 18 (0.68%) Apex Code
14 18 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.64%) Kotlin
16 15 (0.57%) C++
17 11 (0.42%) Groovy
17 11 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 264 (10.00%) Degree
2 180 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 158 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 89 (3.37%) CISSP
5 84 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 61 (2.31%) CISM
7 54 (2.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 53 (2.01%) Oracle Certification
9 38 (1.44%) CISA
10 33 (1.25%) OCP
11 31 (1.17%) AWS Certification
12 25 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.76%) Master's Degree
14 17 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.53%) GIAC
15 14 (0.53%) PhD
16 12 (0.45%) ACCA
16 12 (0.45%) CCNA
16 12 (0.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 64 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (2.39%) NIST
4 59 (2.23%) QA
5 28 (1.06%) GDPR
6 13 (0.49%) Accessibility
6 13 (0.49%) SLA
7 9 (0.34%) NCSC
7 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.30%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.30%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.27%) COBIT
9 7 (0.27%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.27%) PSD2
10 6 (0.23%) GRC
11 4 (0.15%) Basel III
12 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.11%) PMO
12 3 (0.11%) SEPA
12 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 267 (10.11%) Docker
2 112 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.29%) VirtualBox
5 21 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.30%) vSphere
8 6 (0.23%) HDFS
9 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.076%) Ceph
11 2 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.076%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.076%) XenApp
12 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 334 (12.65%) Kubernetes
2 159 (6.02%) Terraform
3 115 (4.36%) Ansible
4 52 (1.97%) Puppet
5 51 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
7 39 (1.48%) SCCM
8 23 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (0.87%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 20 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.49%) Grafana
13 10 (0.38%) Istio
14 8 (0.30%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.27%) Rancher
16 6 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
17 5 (0.19%) Salt
18 4 (0.15%) NetBackup
18 4 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 491 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 242 (9.17%) Google
3 139 (5.27%) SAP
4 137 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
5 120 (4.55%) Oracle
6 95 (3.60%) IBM
7 91 (3.45%) Databricks
8 89 (3.37%) VMware
9 53 (2.01%) Cloudera
10 51 (1.93%) Informatica
11 46 (1.74%) Cisco
11 46 (1.74%) Hortonworks
12 43 (1.63%) Talend
13 40 (1.52%) Adobe
14 35 (1.33%) Citrix
15 34 (1.29%) MuleSoft
16 26 (0.98%) Red Hat
17 23 (0.87%) Pega
18 18 (0.68%) Dell
18 18 (0.68%) ServiceNow