Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 579 669
Rank change year-on-year -23 +90 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 690 826 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 549 638 599
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £55,000 £53,925 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,250 £96,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 15 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 18 November 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 -39 643 £75,000 - 42
UK excluding London +6 331 £70,000 - 30
London -37 318 £85,000 +6.25% 13
South East +24 92 £72,500 +9.43% 9
North of England -22 81 £70,000 - 10
Midlands +37 78 £70,000 +7.69% 5
West Midlands +29 67 £70,000 +9.80% 5
East of England +3 41 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire +9 40 £70,000 +7.69% 4
North West -23 39 £70,000 -6.67% 5
South West -19 29 £67,500 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +39 11 £55,000 -27.87%
Scotland -17 7 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Wales +11 4 £58,000 +11.54%
North East +9 2 £90,000 +63.64% 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 234 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (25.51%) Finance
3 167 (24.20%) Java
4 153 (22.17%) TOGAF
5 137 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
6 115 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 101 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (14.20%) Presales
9 95 (13.77%) SQL
10 93 (13.48%) Microsoft
11 82 (11.88%) Python
12 81 (11.74%) Big Data
13 80 (11.59%) SOA
13 80 (11.59%) .NET
14 78 (11.30%) Analytics
14 78 (11.30%) DevOps
15 76 (11.01%) SDLC
15 76 (11.01%) Migration
16 75 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
17 74 (10.72%) UML
18 70 (10.14%) Management Information System
19 69 (10.00%) Web Services
20 66 (9.57%) Degree
21 65 (9.42%) Banking
21 65 (9.42%) C#
22 64 (9.28%) Scrum
23 63 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
24 62 (8.99%) Computer Science
25 59 (8.55%) Software Engineering
25 59 (8.55%) Data Modelling

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 22 (3.19%) Tomcat
2 21 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 19 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.32%) JBoss
6 12 (1.74%) Apache
6 12 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.59%) Apache Geronimo
8 10 (1.45%) CMS
8 10 (1.45%) Mule
8 10 (1.45%) WildFly
9 6 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.87%) Confluence
10 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.72%) IIS
10 5 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.58%) Mule ESB
11 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.72%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.58%) Lawson
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 137 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (4.64%) PaaS
5 29 (4.20%) IaaS
6 25 (3.62%) SaaS
7 20 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 19 (2.75%) Force.com
9 16 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (2.32%) GitHub
10 14 (2.03%) Office 365
11 9 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.72%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.58%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.64%) Wireless
2 27 (3.91%) WAN
3 26 (3.77%) LAN
4 24 (3.48%) Firewall
5 20 (2.90%) VPN
6 18 (2.61%) Internet
7 16 (2.32%) MPLS
8 12 (1.74%) DNS
9 11 (1.59%) BGP
9 11 (1.59%) LTE
10 10 (1.45%) Network Security
10 10 (1.45%) WLAN
11 9 (1.30%) DHCP
11 9 (1.30%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.30%) VoIP
12 8 (1.16%) IPsec
12 8 (1.16%) SAN
12 8 (1.16%) TCP/IP
12 8 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.74%) Big Data
2 53 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
2 53 (7.68%) SQL Server
3 51 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 25 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.04%) MySQL
7 18 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.03%) Geospatial Data
9 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.01%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.87%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.72%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.72%) Bigtable
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 39 (5.65%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.78%) Subversion
4 26 (3.77%) Artifactory
5 23 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.75%) Selenium
7 14 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (1.45%) Maven
9 9 (1.30%) Hudson
10 8 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.01%) JUnit
12 6 (0.87%) JIRA
13 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.29%) ERwin
14 2 (0.29%) GitLab
14 2 (0.29%) Gradle
14 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 176 (25.51%) Finance
2 65 (9.42%) Banking
3 37 (5.36%) Retail
4 31 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.48%) Local Government
7 18 (2.61%) Marketing
8 13 (1.88%) Publishing
9 11 (1.59%) Electronics
10 9 (1.30%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.16%) Advertising
12 6 (0.87%) Law
13 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.72%) Front Office
14 4 (0.58%) Back Office
14 4 (0.58%) Games
14 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.43%) Legal
16 2 (0.29%) German Language
16 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.59%) .NET
2 69 (10.00%) Web Services
3 49 (7.10%) Spring
4 46 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 44 (6.38%) Middleware
6 38 (5.51%) J2EE
6 38 (5.51%) Node.js
7 37 (5.36%) Hibernate
8 34 (4.93%) REST
9 31 (4.49%) CSS
9 31 (4.49%) HTML
10 24 (3.48%) SOAP
11 23 (3.33%) JSON
12 22 (3.19%) React
12 22 (3.19%) XML
13 21 (3.04%) J2SE
14 16 (2.32%) Visualforce
15 15 (2.17%) jQuery
16 13 (1.88%) HTML5
16 13 (1.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.14%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 45 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (4.93%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.88%) User Experience
10 10 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.16%) CESG
12 8 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.01%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.87%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.87%) PlayStation
14 6 (0.87%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.87%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.51%) Linux
2 37 (5.36%) Windows
3 18 (2.61%) Android
4 13 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.45%) Unix
7 6 (0.87%) CentOS
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.29%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) VMS
10 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (22.17%) TOGAF
3 101 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (14.20%) Presales
5 80 (11.59%) SOA
6 78 (11.30%) Analytics
6 78 (11.30%) DevOps
7 76 (11.01%) Migration
7 76 (11.01%) SDLC
8 75 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
9 74 (10.72%) UML
10 64 (9.28%) Scrum
11 63 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (8.55%) Data Modelling
12 59 (8.55%) Software Engineering
13 58 (8.41%) IT Strategy
14 50 (7.25%) Open Source
15 49 (7.10%) ArchiMate
16 47 (6.81%) Security Architecture
17 45 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (24.20%) Java
2 95 (13.77%) SQL
3 82 (11.88%) Python
4 65 (9.42%) C#
5 52 (7.54%) JavaScript
6 37 (5.36%) C
7 30 (4.35%) C++
8 27 (3.91%) Perl
9 25 (3.62%) PHP
10 20 (2.90%) Ruby
10 20 (2.90%) Scala
11 18 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.32%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.17%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.30%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.72%) ABAP
16 5 (0.72%) Haskell
16 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (9.57%) Degree
2 32 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.30%) CCIE
7 9 (1.30%) CISSP
8 8 (1.16%) CISM
9 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.01%) MCSE
10 5 (0.72%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.58%) CCNA
11 4 (0.58%) CCNP
12 3 (0.43%) CCDE
12 3 (0.43%) CEH
12 3 (0.43%) EMCTA
12 3 (0.43%) GIAC
12 3 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 21 (3.04%) GCP
3 20 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.90%) QA
4 18 (2.61%) COBIT
5 14 (2.03%) GDPR
6 11 (1.59%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.72%) SLA
11 4 (0.58%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.43%) MiFID
13 2 (0.29%) GAAP
13 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.14%) PMO
14 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (4.06%) Docker
2 21 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.72%) Firmware
5 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.43%) 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%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (6.81%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (4.93%) Ansible
3 30 (4.35%) Puppet
4 14 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.88%) Terraform
6 10 (1.45%) Mesos
7 8 (1.16%) rkt
7 8 (1.16%) Rundeck
8 6 (0.87%) SCCM
9 4 (0.58%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.43%) Nagios
10 3 (0.43%) Nessus
10 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.43%) SCOM
10 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.29%) Ambari
11 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.29%) Nmap
Vendors
1 93 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.94%) Oracle
3 40 (5.80%) VMware
4 35 (5.07%) IBM
5 31 (4.49%) Cisco
6 30 (4.35%) SAP
7 28 (4.06%) Google
8 25 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.17%) NetApp
9 15 (2.17%) Rackspace
10 14 (2.03%) Talend
11 12 (1.74%) CA
11 12 (1.74%) Cognizant
11 12 (1.74%) Juniper
12 9 (1.30%) Citrix
13 8 (1.16%) Adobe
13 8 (1.16%) Pega
13 8 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.01%) EMC
15 6 (0.87%) Dell