The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Architect
UK
Rank 552 550 552
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 327 453 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 237 374 362
Median salary £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £61,300 £55,000 £54,600
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £88,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £71,500 £67,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.71% +3.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 299 £80,000 +10.34% 34
London +49 165 £85,000 +6.25% 22
North West -3 32 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Yorkshire +41 31 £65,000 +1.96% 4
South East +29 29 £78,750 +12.29% 3
West Yorkshire +41 25 £65,000 +1.96% 1
Leeds +28 23 £65,000 +1.96% 1
Manchester -18 19 £65,000 +13.04% 1
South West +7 15 £65,000 -10.34%
City of London +27 14 £85,000 +13.33% 6
East of England +15 11 £77,500 +19.23% 2
Scotland +15 9 £77,500 +10.71%
Edinburgh +3 9 £77,500 +10.71%
Berkshire +19 8 £80,000 +6.66%
Cambridge +16 8 £80,000 +39.13% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £80,000 +30.61% 1
Swindon +17 7 £47,500 -34.48%
Wiltshire +15 7 £47,500 -34.48%
Surrey +35 6 £90,000 +9.09% 1
Hampshire +15 6 £62,500 -16.66% 2
West Midlands -1 6 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Westminster -4 6 £85,000 +13.33%
Slough - 6 £80,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £80,000 - 2
Doncaster - 6 £80,000 -
Liverpool - 6 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 6 £65,000 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £45,000 -
Southampton +13 5 £62,500 +21.95% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £83,750 +52.27%

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 226 (35.26%) Finance
2 209 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (26.83%) Java
4 123 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
5 118 (18.41%) SOA
6 111 (17.32%) TOGAF
7 105 (16.38%) Open Source
8 93 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 92 (14.35%) Microsoft
10 89 (13.88%) .NET
11 84 (13.10%) Degree
12 83 (12.95%) Presales
13 81 (12.64%) IT Strategy
14 79 (12.32%) HTML
15 74 (11.54%) UML
15 74 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 73 (11.39%) C#
17 72 (11.23%) Retail
18 71 (11.08%) Analytics
19 70 (10.92%) CSS
19 70 (10.92%) Web Services
20 68 (10.61%) JavaScript
21 67 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
22 66 (10.30%) Migration
23 65 (10.14%) DevOps
24 64 (9.98%) Big Data
25 62 (9.67%) SQL Server
26 60 (9.36%) Linux
26 60 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
26 60 (9.36%) Banking

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 47 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.37%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (1.87%) Apache Pig
4 12 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.40%) JBoss
7 8 (1.25%) IIS
7 8 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.09%) Documentum
8 7 (1.09%) LiveLink
9 6 (0.94%) CMS
9 6 (0.94%) Smallworld
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.78%) Apache
10 5 (0.78%) Mule
10 5 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 29 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.25%) MS Office
4 7 (1.09%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 123 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (7.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (4.68%) SaaS
5 22 (3.43%) IaaS
6 19 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.65%) PaaS
8 13 (2.03%) Office 365
9 12 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.40%) GitHub
11 7 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.94%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.78%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.78%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.78%) Route 53
14 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.28%) DNS
2 16 (2.50%) WAN
3 15 (2.34%) LAN
4 14 (2.18%) Firewall
4 14 (2.18%) VPN
5 13 (2.03%) DHCP
6 11 (1.72%) Internet
7 9 (1.40%) Network Security
8 8 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.25%) HTTP
8 8 (1.25%) Wireless
9 7 (1.09%) MPLS
9 7 (1.09%) SAN
10 6 (0.94%) BGP
10 6 (0.94%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.78%) SSL
11 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.98%) Big Data
2 62 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 44 (6.86%) Hadoop
4 39 (6.08%) Relational Database
5 38 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (5.93%) NoSQL
6 30 (4.68%) RDBMS
7 27 (4.21%) MongoDB
8 26 (4.06%) MySQL
9 21 (3.28%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.34%) HBase
10 15 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.40%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (4.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.87%) Maven
4 10 (1.56%) ERwin
4 10 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.40%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.25%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.25%) Selenium
6 8 (1.25%) Subversion
7 7 (1.09%) Gradle
7 7 (1.09%) JUnit
7 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (0.78%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.78%) Mocha
9 5 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.78%) TestNG
General
1 226 (35.26%) Finance
2 72 (11.23%) Retail
3 60 (9.36%) Banking
4 50 (7.80%) Telecoms
5 40 (6.24%) Manufacturing
6 33 (5.15%) Local Government
7 29 (4.52%) Marketing
7 29 (4.52%) Publishing
8 19 (2.96%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.81%) Advertising
10 16 (2.50%) Games
11 13 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.87%) Automotive
13 9 (1.40%) Legal
14 8 (1.25%) Billing
15 6 (0.94%) Back Office
15 6 (0.94%) Electronics
16 5 (0.78%) Front Office
16 5 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.88%) .NET
2 79 (12.32%) HTML
3 70 (10.92%) CSS
3 70 (10.92%) Web Services
4 52 (8.11%) REST
5 51 (7.96%) Middleware
6 38 (5.93%) HTML5
7 32 (4.99%) SOAP
8 30 (4.68%) AngularJS
8 30 (4.68%) XML
9 28 (4.37%) Spring
10 24 (3.74%) ASP.NET
11 22 (3.43%) RESTful
12 21 (3.28%) Node.js
13 20 (3.12%) J2EE
13 20 (3.12%) JSON
14 19 (2.96%) .NET Framework
15 15 (2.34%) Kafka
16 14 (2.18%) Java EE
16 14 (2.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
2 49 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 47 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.99%) N-Tier
5 28 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.37%) User Experience
6 24 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.18%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.72%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.25%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.25%) Streaming Video
11 7 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.94%) Clustering
12 6 (0.94%) Derivative
12 6 (0.94%) Fintech
12 6 (0.94%) PlayStation
12 6 (0.94%) Xbox
13 5 (0.78%) Equities
13 5 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.36%) Linux
2 53 (8.27%) Windows
3 29 (4.52%) Unix
4 19 (2.96%) Android
5 18 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.94%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (18.41%) SOA
3 111 (17.32%) TOGAF
4 105 (16.38%) Open Source
5 83 (12.95%) Presales
6 81 (12.64%) IT Strategy
7 74 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (11.54%) UML
8 71 (11.08%) Analytics
9 67 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 66 (10.30%) Migration
11 65 (10.14%) DevOps
12 60 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (8.89%) ITIL
14 50 (7.80%) MVC
15 48 (7.49%) Data Architecture
16 47 (7.33%) Data Modelling
17 46 (7.18%) Project Management
18 45 (7.02%) Use Case
19 43 (6.71%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (26.83%) Java
2 73 (11.39%) C#
3 68 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 56 (8.74%) SQL
5 42 (6.55%) Python
6 39 (6.08%) PHP
7 18 (2.81%) Scala
8 14 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.87%) Ruby
11 11 (1.72%) C++
12 10 (1.56%) C
13 7 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.09%) Perl
14 6 (0.94%) Go
14 6 (0.94%) R
15 4 (0.62%) Groovy
15 4 (0.62%) PHP 5
15 4 (0.62%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.47%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 84 (13.10%) Degree
2 27 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.81%) CISSP
5 17 (2.65%) CISM
6 14 (2.18%) CCNP
6 14 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.03%) CCIE
8 12 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (1.40%) MCSE
9 9 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.25%) MCITP
11 6 (0.94%) CCDP
11 6 (0.94%) CISA
12 5 (0.78%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.78%) ISSAP
12 5 (0.78%) MBA
12 5 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.21%) QA
2 13 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.25%) MiFID
6 6 (0.94%) GCP
7 5 (0.78%) COBIT
8 4 (0.62%) PMO
9 3 (0.47%) SDET
10 2 (0.31%) SEPA
11 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.96%) Docker
3 17 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.87%) vSphere
5 7 (1.09%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.78%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.78%) vCloud
6 5 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.62%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.47%) HDFS
9 2 (0.31%) KVM
9 2 (0.31%) QEMU
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) etcd
10 1 (0.16%) flannel
10 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.50%) Puppet
2 14 (2.18%) Ansible
2 14 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.78%) SCCM
3 5 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (0.62%) CloudHub
4 4 (0.62%) Rundeck
5 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.47%) SCOM
5 3 (0.47%) Terraform
6 2 (0.31%) Mesos
6 2 (0.31%) Rancher
7 1 (0.16%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.20%) VMware
3 53 (8.27%) Oracle
4 50 (7.80%) Google
5 33 (5.15%) Rackspace
6 30 (4.68%) Cisco
6 30 (4.68%) IBM
7 21 (3.28%) SAP
8 17 (2.65%) Teradata
9 15 (2.34%) Cognizant
10 13 (2.03%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.87%) Citrix
11 12 (1.87%) HP
11 12 (1.87%) Informatica
11 12 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.72%) Juniper
13 9 (1.40%) Adobe
14 8 (1.25%) hybris
15 7 (1.09%) Splunk
Yorkshire
UST Global
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Manager - £70K - £85k + 6.5k car allowance + 11% bonus + additional be
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: Up to £100k per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Reco Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 plus exceptional benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Flexi Hours
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £95000 - £130000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
South East London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 23 days ago
South East London
EY
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago