Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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

Senior Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 290 333
Rank change year-on-year +18 +43 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 77 39 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 67 38 46
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £67,000 £59,000 £59,375
90th Percentile £115,000 £125,375 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £85,750 £85,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +0.88% +3.03% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,498 9,710 12,576
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.26% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,341 8,776 11,452
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Senior 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 City of London region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 50 (64.94%) Finance
2 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) Banking
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (24.68%) Degree
4 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.08%) Information Security
5 17 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (20.78%) Security Architecture
7 14 (18.18%) SaaS
7 14 (18.18%) OO
8 13 (16.88%) C#
8 13 (16.88%) .NET
8 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.99%) PaaS
10 10 (12.99%) Analytics
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.39%) SQL
12 8 (10.39%) UML
12 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.39%) Data Analysis
12 8 (10.39%) DevOps
12 8 (10.39%) IT Strategy
12 8 (10.39%) Threat Intelligence
13 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 7 (9.09%) Java

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.18%) SaaS
3 10 (12.99%) PaaS
4 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (9.09%) IaaS
6 4 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.60%) Office 365
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.30%) GitHub
8 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) DNS
1 2 (2.60%) Network Security
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (1.30%) DHCP
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
2 1 (1.30%) SMS
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) VSAN
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.19%) Data Mart
3 4 (5.19%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.19%) OLAP
3 4 (5.19%) OLTP
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) NewSQL
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.30%) HBase
6 1 (1.30%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.19%) ER Studio
2 4 (5.19%) ERwin
2 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.60%) NUnit
3 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (64.94%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Advertising
4 4 (5.19%) Back Office
4 4 (5.19%) Front Office
4 4 (5.19%) International Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Marketing
5 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 7 (9.09%) XML
3 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.79%) CSS
3 6 (7.79%) jQuery
3 6 (7.79%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) HTML
4 5 (6.49%) WCF
5 4 (5.19%) Ajax
5 4 (5.19%) EJB
5 4 (5.19%) J2EE
5 4 (5.19%) JDBC
5 4 (5.19%) JMS
5 4 (5.19%) JMX
5 4 (5.19%) JNDI
5 4 (5.19%) JSP
5 4 (5.19%) JTA
5 4 (5.19%) Servlets
5 4 (5.19%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.79%) Reinsurance
3 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.19%) Fintech
5 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.30%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) FMCG
7 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Unix
3 1 (1.30%) VMS
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (22.08%) Information Security
3 16 (20.78%) Security Architecture
4 14 (18.18%) OO
5 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
6 10 (12.99%) Analytics
7 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.39%) Data Analysis
8 8 (10.39%) DevOps
8 8 (10.39%) IT Strategy
8 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.39%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (10.39%) UML
9 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (9.09%) Open Source
9 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) C#
2 8 (10.39%) SQL
3 7 (9.09%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.60%) VBA
6 2 (2.60%) XPath
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Groovy
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.90%) CISSP
4 2 (2.60%) CISA
4 2 (2.60%) CISM
4 2 (2.60%) CRISC
4 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) GIAC
4 2 (2.60%) RHCA
4 2 (2.60%) RHCE
4 2 (2.60%) SANS
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.30%) Mesos
3 1 (1.30%) Oozie
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) Informatica
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) Qualys
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) Google
6 1 (1.30%) Intel
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee
6 1 (1.30%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Splunk
6 1 (1.30%) Talend