Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £88,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 281 309
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 33 48 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28 45 31
City of London median annual salary £88,750 £100,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +21.21% +10.00%
10th Percentile £75,000 £75,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £104,125 £117,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £100,000 £81,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +23.08% +8.33%

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 9,779 9,753 10,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 94.97% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8,754 8,713 9,331
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,591 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019, 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 12 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
4 9 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
5 8 (24.24%) Analytics
6 7 (21.21%) OO
6 7 (21.21%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) .NET
7 6 (18.18%) Web Services
7 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (18.18%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 6 (18.18%) Big Data
7 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) SOLID
7 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (15.15%) Microservices
8 5 (15.15%) UML
8 5 (15.15%) N-Tier
8 5 (15.15%) Advertising
8 5 (15.15%) MODAF

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 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.03%) Drupal
1 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Big Data
3 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.03%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (3.03%) MS Access
6 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.03%) Spark SQL
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.03%) Text Mining
6 1 (3.03%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.03%) RStudio
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Advertising
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
1 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) jQuery
3 3 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 3 (9.09%) React
3 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.03%) CGI
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) LAMP
5 1 (3.03%) Symfony
5 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) N-Tier
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Native
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Reinsurance
4 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Analytics
3 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.21%) OO
4 7 (21.21%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (18.18%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 6 (18.18%) SOLID
5 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Data Management
6 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 5 (15.15%) MODAF
6 5 (15.15%) UML
6 5 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C#
1 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.12%) CISSP
1 4 (12.12%) ISSAP
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) PhD
3 1 (3.03%) RHCA
3 1 (3.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Aruba
3 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) F5
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Facebook
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) iManage
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) VMware