Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 297 318
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 65 40 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 59 37 36
City of London median annual salary £87,500 £90,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £64,375
90th Percentile £110,000 £118,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £88,750 £82,500
% change year-on-year -1.41% +7.58% +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 10,658 9,510 11,395
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 95.12% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,541 8,624 10,398
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 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £59,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.04% +3.48% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 33 (50.77%) Finance
2 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.15%) Degree
4 15 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 14 (21.54%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
5 14 (21.54%) Information Security
6 13 (20.00%) C#
6 13 (20.00%) Analytics
6 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 12 (18.46%) SaaS
7 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (15.38%) IT Strategy
9 10 (15.38%) .NET
9 10 (15.38%) SQL
9 10 (15.38%) UML
9 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (13.85%) Web Services
10 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
11 8 (12.31%) Banking
11 8 (12.31%) MVC
11 8 (12.31%) OO
11 8 (12.31%) CSS
11 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.31%) jQuery
11 8 (12.31%) Technical Architecture

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 (3.08%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.54%) Drupal
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (18.46%) SaaS
2 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.23%) PaaS
4 5 (7.69%) IaaS
5 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Network Security
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) Big Data
3 5 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.62%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.54%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.54%) OLTP
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.54%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) ER Studio
3 1 (1.54%) ERwin
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) RStudio
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.54%) Travis CI
General
1 33 (50.77%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 4 (6.15%) Back Office
4 4 (6.15%) Front Office
4 4 (6.15%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) International Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) Web Services
3 8 (12.31%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) jQuery
4 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.23%) React
5 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (7.69%) XML
6 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.15%) HTML
6 4 (6.15%) WCF
7 3 (4.62%) Ajax
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.08%) EJB
8 2 (3.08%) JMX
8 2 (3.08%) JNDI
8 2 (3.08%) JSON
8 2 (3.08%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Reinsurance
3 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.69%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.15%) Fintech
6 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.54%) FMCG
8 1 (1.54%) Life Science
8 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) VMS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Security Architecture
3 14 (21.54%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (21.54%) Information Security
4 13 (20.00%) Analytics
4 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.38%) IT Strategy
6 10 (15.38%) UML
7 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
8 8 (12.31%) MVC
8 8 (12.31%) OO
8 8 (12.31%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.77%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.77%) DevOps
9 7 (10.77%) SOLID
9 7 (10.77%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (9.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) C#
2 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.38%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) R
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.62%) CISSP
4 2 (3.08%) CISA
4 2 (3.08%) CISM
4 2 (3.08%) CRISC
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) GIAC
4 2 (3.08%) RHCA
4 2 (3.08%) RHCE
4 2 (3.08%) SANS
4 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.54%) Mesos
3 1 (1.54%) Oozie
3 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) Informatica
5 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) Facebook
6 1 (1.54%) iManage
6 1 (1.54%) Intel
6 1 (1.54%) McAfee
6 1 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) Talend