Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Architecture was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Architecture
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 737 782
Rank change year-on-year 0 +45 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 50 113 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.075% 0.15% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.16% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 42 33 61
London median annual salary £110,000 £110,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £73,500 £76,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £143,250 £136,000 £140,000
England median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +11.11%

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 63,449 70,382 71,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 52,082 55,791 61,160
London median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Head of Architecture in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in London.

Salary trend for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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 0 5 £95,000 -9.52%
North London - 1 £125,000 -
Head of Architecture
England

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) IT Strategy
3 12 (24.00%) Retail
4 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (18.00%) Analytics
5 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (16.00%) Data Integration
6 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.00%) People Management
6 8 (16.00%) Line Management
6 8 (16.00%) Thought Leadership
7 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (14.00%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (14.00%) Big Data
7 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
7 7 (14.00%) Google
7 7 (14.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.00%) Online Betting
8 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (12.00%) Machine Learning
8 6 (12.00%) Low Latency
8 6 (12.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (12.00%) Data Lake
8 6 (12.00%) Commercial Awareness

Head of Architecture 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 1 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Big Data
2 6 (12.00%) Data Lake
2 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Retail
3 6 (12.00%) Online Betting
4 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Back Office
5 2 (4.00%) French Language
5 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.00%) Arabic Language
6 1 (2.00%) German Language
6 1 (2.00%) Local Government
6 1 (2.00%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) FpML
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
1 2 (4.00%) REST
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) XML
1 2 (4.00%) XSD
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Fintech
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) IT Strategy
2 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (18.00%) Analytics
3 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Data Integration
4 8 (16.00%) Line Management
4 8 (16.00%) People Management
4 8 (16.00%) Thought Leadership
5 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
5 7 (14.00%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.00%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.00%) Commercial Awareness
6 6 (12.00%) Low Latency
6 6 (12.00%) Machine Learning
6 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (8.00%) Python
1 4 (8.00%) Ruby
2 2 (4.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) C++
3 1 (2.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Google
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com