Period
to 8 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 8 July 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 1,934 3,846 4,709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.88% 6.50% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 6.81% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 3,017 3,773
Median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £117,500 £107,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £76,000
% change year-on-year - +1.97% +4.83%

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 30,952 56,439 69,323
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 95.33% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 25,285 46,316 56,546
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -10 344 £85,000 - 44
West London +9 48 £70,000 -16.67% 21
South London +2 47 £82,500 - 3
East London +12 13 £72,846 -11.70% 3
North London -2 8 £82,500 +6.45% 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 709 (36.66%) Finance
2 680 (35.16%) AWS
3 638 (32.99%) Azure
4 610 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
5 391 (20.22%) Microsoft
6 364 (18.82%) Java
7 362 (18.72%) DevOps
8 328 (16.96%) Microservices
9 284 (14.68%) Migration
10 276 (14.27%) Python
11 273 (14.12%) SQL
12 260 (13.44%) Web Services
13 251 (12.98%) GCP
14 234 (12.10%) Analytics
15 231 (11.94%) Banking
16 223 (11.53%) .NET
17 203 (10.50%) Enterprise Architecture
18 197 (10.19%) Kubernetes
19 196 (10.13%) Docker
20 190 (9.82%) Google
21 180 (9.31%) Presales
22 176 (9.10%) Asset Management
23 174 (9.00%) PaaS
24 168 (8.69%) SQL Server
25 167 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
26 166 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
26 166 (8.58%) Data Modelling
27 163 (8.43%) TOGAF
28 162 (8.38%) JavaScript
29 160 (8.27%) Degree

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 75 (3.88%) Apache Spark
2 54 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 48 (2.48%) Apache
4 44 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 33 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 25 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 22 (1.14%) CMS
9 21 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.09%) IIS
10 20 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.98%) Confluence
12 13 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.47%) Anypoint
15 8 (0.41%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.31%) NetWeaver
16 6 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 69 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 67 (3.46%) SimCorp Dimension
3 32 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.41%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.36%) R3 Corda
8 7 (0.36%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.31%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.26%) Magento
10 5 (0.26%) SAP PS
10 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 4 (0.21%) SAP MDG
11 4 (0.21%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 680 (35.16%) AWS
2 638 (32.99%) Azure
3 251 (12.98%) GCP
4 174 (9.00%) PaaS
5 146 (7.55%) Office 365
6 141 (7.29%) SaaS
7 120 (6.20%) IaaS
8 100 (5.17%) Serverless
9 93 (4.81%) Power Platform
10 66 (3.41%) OpenShift
11 53 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
12 47 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
13 44 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
14 42 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
15 41 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
16 31 (1.60%) Apigee
17 29 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
18 28 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
19 25 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
20 21 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.88%) Firewall
2 49 (2.53%) Network Security
3 35 (1.81%) WAN
4 30 (1.55%) Wireless
5 29 (1.50%) Internet
5 29 (1.50%) Skype
5 29 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.40%) DNS
7 26 (1.34%) VPN
8 21 (1.09%) LAN
9 18 (0.93%) HTTP
10 14 (0.72%) MPLS
10 14 (0.72%) SAN
11 13 (0.67%) DHCP
12 11 (0.57%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.52%) BGP
14 9 (0.47%) OSPF
14 9 (0.47%) VoIP
15 8 (0.41%) Extranet
15 8 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 159 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 110 (5.69%) Big Data
5 88 (4.55%) Power BI
6 79 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 74 (3.83%) Data Lake
8 66 (3.41%) Hadoop
9 64 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 60 (3.10%) RDBMS
11 52 (2.69%) MySQL
12 51 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
13 48 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
14 45 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (1.86%) Snowflake Schema
16 35 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 35 (1.81%) MongoDB
17 33 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
19 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 82 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 53 (2.74%) Artifactory
3 40 (2.07%) GitLab
4 33 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 24 (1.24%) JIRA
7 17 (0.88%) ERwin
8 16 (0.83%) Maven
9 15 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
11 11 (0.57%) Selenium
12 10 (0.52%) JUnit
13 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.41%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.41%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.36%) CF BOSH
15 7 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 709 (36.66%) Finance
2 231 (11.94%) Banking
3 149 (7.70%) Front Office
4 113 (5.84%) Retail
5 60 (3.10%) Marketing
5 60 (3.10%) Public Sector
6 47 (2.43%) Back Office
7 44 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.40%) Legal
10 24 (1.24%) Law
11 23 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.88%) Games
13 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.72%) Advertising
14 14 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.67%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.52%) Publishing
17 9 (0.47%) Housing Association
18 6 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (13.44%) Web Services
2 223 (11.53%) .NET
3 95 (4.91%) AngularJS
4 91 (4.71%) React
5 75 (3.88%) Kafka
6 73 (3.77%) REST
7 70 (3.62%) Node.js
8 63 (3.26%) Spring
9 58 (3.00%) ASP.NET
10 56 (2.90%) .NET Core
11 55 (2.84%) OAuth
12 51 (2.64%) Middleware
13 44 (2.28%) SOAP
14 39 (2.02%) Vue.js
15 38 (1.96%) Spring Boot
15 38 (1.96%) XML
16 35 (1.81%) HTML
17 34 (1.76%) Swagger
18 33 (1.71%) JSON
18 33 (1.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.22%) Hedge funds
2 134 (6.93%) Public Cloud
3 132 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (6.51%) Fixed Income
5 122 (6.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 115 (5.95%) Equities
7 96 (4.96%) Data Centre
8 92 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
9 87 (4.50%) Cloud Native
10 86 (4.45%) Reference Data
11 83 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
12 77 (3.98%) Management Information System
13 65 (3.36%) Derivative
14 60 (3.10%) Hybrid Cloud
15 50 (2.59%) Blog
16 43 (2.22%) Virtual Team
17 33 (1.71%) Private Cloud
18 29 (1.50%) User Experience
19 24 (1.24%) Mobile App
20 23 (1.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.39%) Windows
2 96 (4.96%) Linux
3 44 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 27 (1.40%) Unix
6 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.16%) CentOS
9 3 (0.16%) Solaris
10 2 (0.10%) Android
10 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.052%) AIX
11 1 (0.052%) HPUX
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (18.72%) DevOps
3 328 (16.96%) Microservices
4 284 (14.68%) Migration
5 234 (12.10%) Analytics
6 203 (10.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 180 (9.31%) Presales
8 176 (9.10%) Asset Management
9 167 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 166 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
10 166 (8.58%) Data Modelling
11 163 (8.43%) TOGAF
12 156 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
13 150 (7.76%) Software Engineering
14 139 (7.19%) Architectural Design
15 130 (6.72%) Fintech
16 129 (6.67%) Open Source
17 128 (6.62%) Technology Roadmap
18 123 (6.36%) Security Architecture
19 122 (6.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 364 (18.82%) Java
2 276 (14.27%) Python
3 273 (14.12%) SQL
4 162 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 158 (8.17%) C#
6 64 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 62 (3.21%) C++
8 51 (2.64%) Scala
9 39 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 38 (1.96%) R
11 30 (1.55%) C
12 21 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.98%) Go
13 19 (0.98%) Ruby
13 19 (0.98%) TypeScript
14 14 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (0.67%) PHP
16 12 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.57%) Perl
18 10 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 160 (8.27%) Degree
2 88 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 75 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 58 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (2.95%) TOGAF Certification
6 45 (2.33%) CISSP
7 44 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (2.17%) Master's Degree
9 38 (1.96%) AWS Certification
10 28 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 27 (1.40%) CISM
11 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (1.34%) Sun Certification
13 18 (0.93%) CCNP
14 17 (0.88%) CCIE
15 14 (0.72%) CCNA
16 13 (0.67%) IISP
17 12 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 11 (0.57%) CCSP
18 11 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.60%) QA
2 43 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.17%) GDPR
4 41 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.83%) COBIT
6 13 (0.67%) NIST
7 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.57%) SEPA
8 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.36%) NCSC
8 7 (0.36%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
9 6 (0.31%) SLA
10 5 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.26%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.21%) COSO
11 4 (0.21%) PSD2
12 3 (0.16%) PMO
13 2 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 196 (10.13%) Docker
2 82 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
5 17 (0.88%) ISA Server
6 15 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.52%) XenApp
7 10 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.41%) HDFS
8 8 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.41%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.26%) Firmware
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.16%) Xen
11 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.10%) vSphere
12 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 197 (10.19%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.26%) Terraform
3 52 (2.69%) Ansible
4 46 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 40 (2.07%) SCCM
6 36 (1.86%) Puppet
7 19 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.57%) Grafana
11 7 (0.36%) CloudHub
12 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.31%) Rancher
12 6 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.26%) Salt
14 4 (0.21%) Kibana
14 4 (0.21%) Mesos
14 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.10%) Amdocs OSS
15 2 (0.10%) Istio
Vendors
1 391 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 190 (9.82%) Google
3 124 (6.41%) Oracle
4 99 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (4.81%) VMware
6 83 (4.29%) SAP
7 70 (3.62%) Cisco
8 69 (3.57%) Charles River
8 69 (3.57%) IBM
9 67 (3.46%) SimCorp
10 66 (3.41%) Calypso
11 62 (3.21%) GoldenSource
12 56 (2.90%) Tableau
13 45 (2.33%) Citrix
14 39 (2.02%) Databricks
15 37 (1.91%) MuleSoft
16 33 (1.71%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.45%) Adobe
18 27 (1.40%) Informatica
19 21 (1.09%) Talend