Period
to 23 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £76,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

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

Senior Architect
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 338 252 395
Rank change year-on-year -86 +143 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 109 40 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 76 36 102
10th Percentile £52,500 £64,375 £50,875
25th Percentile £55,750 £67,500 £66,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £76,250 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.61% +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £85,625 £90,000 £89,688
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £99,750
England median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,400 7,871 24,723
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 95.95% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11,575 6,525 20,422
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Architect in the South East.

Salary trend for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2021. 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
Thames Valley -61 49 £80,000 +14.29% 10
Berkshire -34 47 £80,000 +14.29% 5
Surrey -49 29 £56,500 -33.53% 2
Hampshire -101 18 £70,000 -1.75% 3
West Sussex -11 8 £82,500 +13.79%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £80,000 - 2
East Sussex -46 1 £95,000 +5.56%
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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 South East region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 58 (53.21%) Azure
2 46 (42.20%) AWS
3 30 (27.52%) .NET
4 29 (26.61%) C#
4 29 (26.61%) VMware
5 27 (24.77%) Linux
6 26 (23.85%) SQL
6 26 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (22.94%) SOA
7 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (22.02%) Microservices
9 23 (21.10%) Data Architecture
9 23 (21.10%) Programme Management
9 23 (21.10%) TDD
10 22 (20.18%) MVC
10 22 (20.18%) CRM
11 21 (19.27%) Social Skills
12 20 (18.35%) Coaching
12 20 (18.35%) SOLID
12 20 (18.35%) Windows
12 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
13 19 (17.43%) Project Management
13 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
13 19 (17.43%) Dynamics CRM
13 19 (17.43%) Data Centre
14 18 (16.51%) Prototyping
14 18 (16.51%) Project Delivery
14 18 (16.51%) EPiServer
14 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
14 18 (16.51%) Enterprise Software

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (16.51%) CMS
1 18 (16.51%) EPiServer
2 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.67%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.83%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (17.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 58 (53.21%) Azure
2 46 (42.20%) AWS
3 16 (14.68%) GCP
4 6 (5.50%) SaaS
5 5 (4.59%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.83%) GitHub
7 1 (0.92%) Boomi
7 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.92%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.92%) IaaS
7 1 (0.92%) PaaS
7 1 (0.92%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) Firewall
1 15 (13.76%) LAN
2 9 (8.26%) WAN
3 8 (7.34%) SAN
4 4 (3.67%) BGP
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.75%) Network Security
5 3 (2.75%) OSPF
6 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.83%) VSAN
7 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.92%) DNS
7 1 (0.92%) MPLS
7 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) Big Data
3 10 (9.17%) Data Lake
3 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.50%) OLAP
4 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.67%) MySQL
5 4 (3.67%) Power BI
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.83%) JIRA
General
1 26 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (19.27%) Social Skills
3 13 (11.93%) Finance
4 7 (6.42%) Marketing
4 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.50%) Law
6 4 (3.67%) Electronics
6 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.67%) Military
6 4 (3.67%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.67%) Retail
7 3 (2.75%) Banking
7 3 (2.75%) Billing
8 2 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.92%) Automotive
9 1 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.92%) Legal
9 1 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.52%) .NET
2 18 (16.51%) Web Services
3 7 (6.42%) .NET Core
3 7 (6.42%) Velocity
4 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) HTML5
5 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.67%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.83%) React
8 2 (1.83%) RESTful
8 2 (1.83%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Data Centre
2 18 (16.51%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (11.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (10.09%) Public Cloud
5 8 (7.34%) Cloud Native
6 7 (6.42%) Private Cloud
7 6 (5.50%) User Experience
8 3 (2.75%) CESG
8 3 (2.75%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.83%) Clustering
9 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.83%) iPhone
9 2 (1.83%) PKI
10 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.92%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
10 1 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Linux
2 20 (18.35%) Windows
3 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Debian
7 2 (1.83%) Android
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) SOA
2 24 (22.02%) Microservices
3 23 (21.10%) Data Architecture
3 23 (21.10%) Programme Management
3 23 (21.10%) TDD
4 22 (20.18%) CRM
4 22 (20.18%) MVC
5 20 (18.35%) Coaching
5 20 (18.35%) SOLID
6 19 (17.43%) Project Management
7 18 (16.51%) DevOps
7 18 (16.51%) Project Delivery
7 18 (16.51%) Prototyping
7 18 (16.51%) Software Architecture
7 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
7 18 (16.51%) Web Application Development
8 16 (14.68%) Mentoring
8 16 (14.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 15 (13.76%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.61%) C#
2 26 (23.85%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.59%) C
5 3 (2.75%) Python
6 2 (1.83%) Java
6 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.83%) Perl
6 2 (1.83%) Ruby
6 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) CISSP
3 8 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (3.67%) CCIE
4 4 (3.67%) CCSP
4 4 (3.67%) CISM
5 3 (2.75%) CCNP
5 3 (2.75%) CLAS
5 3 (2.75%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.92%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.92%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.92%) MBA
7 1 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.67%) PMO
3 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.92%) NCSC
System Software
1 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.01%) Docker
3 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.83%) NFS
4 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (10.09%) Ansible
3 10 (9.17%) Terraform
4 8 (7.34%) SCCM
5 6 (5.50%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.75%) QRadar
7 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) VMware
2 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.76%) Hitachi
4 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 10 (9.17%) Oracle
5 6 (5.50%) F5
5 6 (5.50%) Ivanti
5 6 (5.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.59%) SAP
7 4 (3.67%) Adobe
7 4 (3.67%) Apple
8 3 (2.75%) AlienVault
8 3 (2.75%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.75%) Sophos
8 3 (2.75%) Splunk
9 2 (1.83%) Brocade
9 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.83%) NetApp
10 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.92%) Sun