Period
to 23 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

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

Senior Architect
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 569 664
Rank change year-on-year -24 +95 -89
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 700 843 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 552 676 631
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £71,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +2.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168074 187163 212844
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 134767 157240 176352
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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
England -16 652 £75,000 - 27
London -20 330 £85,000 +6.25% 15
UK excluding London +3 323 £70,000 +7.69% 14
North of England -28 85 £70,750 +2.91% 2
South East +30 81 £72,500 +11.54% 7
Midlands +36 74 £70,000 +16.67%
West Midlands +26 61 £70,000 +15.70%
Yorkshire +1 48 £65,000 - 1
North West -20 37 £80,000 +6.67%
South West +20 36 £67,500 -6.90% 2
East of England +13 36 £65,000 -13.33% 1
East Midlands +19 13 £55,000 -4.35%
Scotland -7 12 £57,500 +4.55% 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, Senior Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 249 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (29.00%) Finance
3 187 (26.71%) Java
4 166 (23.71%) TOGAF
5 149 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
6 127 (18.14%) Presales
7 126 (18.00%) SOA
8 123 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 117 (16.71%) Microsoft
10 111 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 98 (14.00%) .NET
12 94 (13.43%) UML
13 85 (12.14%) DevOps
14 83 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 79 (11.29%) SQL
16 77 (11.00%) Banking
17 75 (10.71%) Big Data
17 75 (10.71%) Python
18 74 (10.57%) Analytics
19 72 (10.29%) C#
20 71 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (10.14%) Migration
20 71 (10.14%) Open Source
21 68 (9.71%) Management Information System
21 68 (9.71%) Degree
22 64 (9.14%) JavaScript
22 64 (9.14%) Enterprise Software
23 62 (8.86%) Web Services
23 62 (8.86%) Scrum
24 61 (8.71%) Oracle

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 31 (4.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.14%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.43%) JBoss
6 16 (2.29%) Apache
6 16 (2.29%) Mule
7 13 (1.86%) CMS
7 13 (1.86%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.57%) Apache Geronimo
9 10 (1.43%) Anypoint
9 10 (1.43%) Mule ESB
9 10 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (1.43%) WildFly
10 9 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.00%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) InVision
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.71%) Pega PRPC
3 5 (0.71%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.57%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.43%) Lawson
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 149 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.43%) SaaS
4 37 (5.29%) PaaS
5 29 (4.14%) IaaS
6 28 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (3.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (3.29%) GitHub
9 22 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (3.14%) Office 365
10 8 (1.14%) Force.com
11 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.71%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.57%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.43%) Firewall
2 21 (3.00%) Wireless
3 16 (2.29%) Internet
4 15 (2.14%) WAN
5 14 (2.00%) LAN
6 12 (1.71%) DNS
7 11 (1.57%) SAN
7 11 (1.57%) VPN
8 10 (1.43%) BGP
8 10 (1.43%) DHCP
9 9 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.00%) LTE
11 7 (1.00%) MPLS
12 6 (0.86%) IPsec
12 6 (0.86%) IPv4
12 6 (0.86%) MQTT
13 5 (0.71%) AMQP
13 5 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.71%) Big Data
2 59 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 50 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 48 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.86%) MySQL
6 25 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.00%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.71%) Geospatial Data
11 11 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.14%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.14%) CouchDB
13 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.86%) BigQuery
14 6 (0.86%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (5.14%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.57%) Subversion
4 25 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.86%) Artifactory
6 16 (2.29%) Maven
7 12 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.71%) Selenium
7 12 (1.71%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (1.00%) JUnit
9 6 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.86%) GitLab
9 6 (0.86%) Hudson
10 5 (0.71%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.71%) JIRA
11 4 (0.57%) ERwin
11 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.29%) Gradle
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 203 (29.00%) Finance
2 77 (11.00%) Banking
3 40 (5.71%) Retail
4 30 (4.29%) Local Government
5 29 (4.14%) Marketing
6 23 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.00%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.86%) Publishing
9 11 (1.57%) Electronics
10 10 (1.43%) Advertising
11 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.71%) French Language
12 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.71%) Law
13 4 (0.57%) Back Office
13 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.57%) Front Office
13 4 (0.57%) Games
13 4 (0.57%) Legal
13 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (14.00%) .NET
2 62 (8.86%) Web Services
3 51 (7.29%) Spring
4 50 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 44 (6.29%) HTML
6 42 (6.00%) CSS
6 42 (6.00%) Middleware
7 40 (5.71%) J2EE
8 39 (5.57%) REST
9 38 (5.43%) Hibernate
10 35 (5.00%) Node.js
11 28 (4.00%) SOAP
12 27 (3.86%) JSON
13 25 (3.57%) XML
14 21 (3.00%) J2SE
15 19 (2.71%) jQuery
16 18 (2.57%) React
17 17 (2.43%) Java EE
17 17 (2.43%) JMS
17 17 (2.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.71%) Management Information System
2 64 (9.14%) Enterprise Software
3 51 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 39 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (5.57%) Mobile App
5 29 (4.14%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.86%) User Experience
7 17 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.14%) Streaming Video
9 14 (2.00%) N-Tier
9 14 (2.00%) PlayStation
9 14 (2.00%) Xbox
10 10 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (1.00%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.86%) Fintech
14 6 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.29%) Windows
2 35 (5.00%) Linux
3 28 (4.00%) Android
4 22 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.00%) Windows Phone
6 12 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.00%) CentOS
8 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.86%) Unix
10 2 (0.29%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (23.71%) TOGAF
3 127 (18.14%) Presales
4 126 (18.00%) SOA
5 111 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 94 (13.43%) UML
7 85 (12.14%) DevOps
8 83 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 74 (10.57%) Analytics
10 71 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (10.14%) Migration
10 71 (10.14%) Open Source
11 62 (8.86%) Scrum
12 60 (8.57%) SDLC
13 58 (8.29%) IT Strategy
13 58 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 57 (8.14%) ArchiMate
15 54 (7.71%) Zachman Framework
16 49 (7.00%) Data Modelling
17 47 (6.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 187 (26.71%) Java
2 79 (11.29%) SQL
3 75 (10.71%) Python
4 72 (10.29%) C#
5 64 (9.14%) JavaScript
6 34 (4.86%) C
7 31 (4.43%) PHP
8 25 (3.57%) C++
9 20 (2.86%) Perl
10 19 (2.71%) Ruby
11 17 (2.43%) Scala
12 16 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.00%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.00%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.71%) ABAP
16 5 (0.71%) X++
17 4 (0.57%) C++/CLI
17 4 (0.57%) R
17 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (9.71%) Degree
2 40 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.71%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.86%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.29%) CISSP
9 8 (1.14%) CISM
10 7 (1.00%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.00%) MCSE
11 6 (0.86%) CCNP
12 5 (0.71%) CCIE
13 3 (0.43%) CCNA
13 3 (0.43%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.29%) CCDE
14 2 (0.29%) EMCSA
14 2 (0.29%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.00%) PCI DSS
1 21 (3.00%) QA
2 15 (2.14%) COBIT
3 14 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.71%) GCP
5 11 (1.57%) GDPR
6 4 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.57%) MiFID
7 3 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.43%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) GAAP
8 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.29%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (4.43%) Docker
2 19 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.71%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.71%) Firmware
7 2 (0.29%) HDFS
7 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) iptables
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (3.71%) Puppet
3 24 (3.43%) Ansible
4 15 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.43%) CloudHub
6 9 (1.29%) Mesos
7 8 (1.14%) Rundeck
8 7 (1.00%) Terraform
9 6 (0.86%) rkt
9 6 (0.86%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.57%) Ambari
10 4 (0.57%) SCCM
11 3 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.29%) OpenSSO
12 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.14%) Nagios
13 1 (0.14%) Nessus
13 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 117 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.71%) Oracle
3 37 (5.29%) SAP
3 37 (5.29%) VMware
4 31 (4.43%) IBM
5 23 (3.29%) Cisco
6 22 (3.14%) Google
7 19 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.57%) Cognizant
9 14 (2.00%) NetApp
10 13 (1.86%) Adobe
10 13 (1.86%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.71%) Talend
12 11 (1.57%) CA
13 10 (1.43%) Juniper
13 10 (1.43%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.14%) Pega
14 8 (1.14%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.86%) Dell
15 6 (0.86%) HP