Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 640 606
Rank change year-on-year +54 -34 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 756 637 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 534 475 710
UK median annual salary £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.45% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,250 £67,500 £67,000
% change year-on-year -0.37% +0.75% +7.20%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 16 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 24 June 2018. 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 +42 679 £75,000 -3.23% 89
UK excluding London +80 372 £67,250 -0.37% 56
London +36 354 £85,000 - 47
South East +87 147 £70,000 -6.67% 16
North of England -16 69 £65,000 - 5
Midlands +31 57 £72,500 +13.73% 12
West Midlands +37 44 £72,500 +9.43% 7
Scotland -4 40 £67,000 -10.67% 9
North West -13 38 £60,000 -11.11% 5
East of England 0 28 £65,000 -7.14% 2
South West -15 23 £70,000 +3.70% 7
Yorkshire -3 19 £60,000 -7.69%
East Midlands +6 13 £70,000 +19.15% 5
North East - 12 £90,000 -
Wales +24 11 £56,250 -25.00% 3
Northern Ireland +8 2 £66,250 -5.36% 2

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 247 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (29.23%) Finance
3 168 (22.22%) Java
4 158 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 144 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 139 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
7 114 (15.08%) .NET
8 112 (14.81%) Degree
9 99 (13.10%) SQL
10 95 (12.57%) DevOps
11 91 (12.04%) C#
12 88 (11.64%) Banking
13 79 (10.45%) Security Architecture
14 76 (10.05%) Scrum
14 76 (10.05%) Windows
15 75 (9.92%) Web Services
16 74 (9.79%) TOGAF
17 73 (9.66%) SQL Server
18 68 (8.99%) Information Security
18 68 (8.99%) IT Strategy
19 66 (8.73%) Cisco
20 65 (8.60%) Retail
21 64 (8.47%) VMware
22 63 (8.33%) Big Data
23 62 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
24 60 (7.94%) PaaS
24 60 (7.94%) Mentoring
24 60 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
25 59 (7.80%) AngularJS
25 59 (7.80%) Presales

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 23 (3.04%) JBoss
2 20 (2.65%) Apache
3 17 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.32%) Confluence
7 10 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (1.19%) IIS
9 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.79%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.26%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.26%) InVision
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.06%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (1.06%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.06%) Unica
3 7 (0.93%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.79%) R3 Corda
5 5 (0.66%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.66%) SAP EWM
5 5 (0.66%) SAP QM
5 5 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.66%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 144 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (7.94%) PaaS
4 47 (6.22%) IaaS
5 45 (5.95%) SaaS
6 30 (3.97%) Office 365
7 24 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (2.25%) Force.com
10 14 (1.85%) Serverless
11 8 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (1.06%) Sage Pay
12 7 (0.93%) GitHub
12 7 (0.93%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.66%) Zapier
15 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.76%) Firewall
2 32 (4.23%) Wireless
3 29 (3.84%) Network Security
4 26 (3.44%) LAN
5 23 (3.04%) WAN
6 22 (2.91%) DNS
7 21 (2.78%) Internet
8 17 (2.25%) WLAN
9 16 (2.12%) DHCP
9 16 (2.12%) MPLS
10 15 (1.98%) Unified Communications
11 13 (1.72%) HTTP
11 13 (1.72%) VPN
12 12 (1.59%) SAN
13 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
14 8 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (1.06%) SMS
14 8 (1.06%) VoIP
14 8 (1.06%) Wireless Security
15 7 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.33%) Big Data
3 42 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 25 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.98%) MySQL
9 13 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
9 13 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.93%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.93%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.93%) SSDT
13 6 (0.79%) GIS
14 5 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 33 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.97%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.65%) JUnit
4 18 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.72%) JIRA
6 13 (1.72%) Maven
7 11 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.19%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.66%) Ant
11 5 (0.66%) Gradle
11 5 (0.66%) Hudson
11 5 (0.66%) Mockito
12 4 (0.53%) ER Studio
12 4 (0.53%) ERwin
12 4 (0.53%) VersionOne
13 3 (0.40%) Axure RP
General
1 221 (29.23%) Finance
2 88 (11.64%) Banking
3 65 (8.60%) Retail
4 43 (5.69%) Manufacturing
5 38 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.97%) Marketing
7 14 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.19%) Advertising
9 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.79%) Law
12 4 (0.53%) Electronics
12 4 (0.53%) French Language
12 4 (0.53%) Front Office
12 4 (0.53%) Games
12 4 (0.53%) German Language
12 4 (0.53%) International Banking
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (15.08%) .NET
2 75 (9.92%) Web Services
3 59 (7.80%) AngularJS
4 58 (7.67%) HTML
5 49 (6.48%) ASP.NET
5 49 (6.48%) Spring
6 41 (5.42%) XML
7 34 (4.50%) CSS
8 32 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 32 (4.23%) Hibernate
9 28 (3.70%) REST
10 27 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (3.17%) J2EE
12 22 (2.91%) HTML5
12 22 (2.91%) XSLT
13 20 (2.65%) Node.js
13 20 (2.65%) React
14 19 (2.51%) jQuery
15 16 (2.12%) Middleware
15 16 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.67%) Computer Science
2 54 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 34 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.04%) CESG
6 23 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.04%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.65%) Cloud Native
8 19 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (2.38%) PKI
10 17 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.25%) Fintech
11 16 (2.12%) Internet of Things
12 15 (1.98%) User Experience
13 13 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (1.72%) FMCG
14 12 (1.59%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.32%) SCADA
16 9 (1.19%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.05%) Windows
2 50 (6.61%) Linux
3 32 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.19%) Unix
7 8 (1.06%) Android
7 8 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.93%) CentOS
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.66%) DC/OS
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.26%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (12.57%) DevOps
3 79 (10.45%) Security Architecture
4 76 (10.05%) Scrum
5 74 (9.79%) TOGAF
6 68 (8.99%) Information Security
6 68 (8.99%) IT Strategy
7 62 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 60 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (7.80%) Presales
10 58 (7.67%) Analytics
11 57 (7.54%) Migration
12 55 (7.28%) Waterfall
13 54 (7.14%) SDLC
14 52 (6.88%) OO
15 51 (6.75%) SOA
16 49 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
17 47 (6.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 168 (22.22%) Java
2 99 (13.10%) SQL
3 91 (12.04%) C#
4 53 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.42%) Python
6 35 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.31%) C
8 20 (2.65%) C++
9 15 (1.98%) Apex Code
10 13 (1.72%) Go
11 12 (1.59%) PHP
11 12 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.32%) Java 8
13 9 (1.19%) Ruby
14 8 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.06%) VB
15 7 (0.93%) Perl
15 7 (0.93%) Scala
16 6 (0.79%) R
16 6 (0.79%) Rust
Qualifications
1 112 (14.81%) Degree
2 50 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.42%) CISSP
4 35 (4.63%) CISM
5 32 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.17%) CCIE
7 23 (3.04%) SC Cleared
8 17 (2.25%) AWS Certification
8 17 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (1.72%) SANS
10 12 (1.59%) CCSA
10 12 (1.59%) CISA
11 11 (1.46%) Master's Degree
11 11 (1.46%) PhD
12 10 (1.32%) CRISC
12 10 (1.32%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.19%) CCNP
14 8 (1.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.25%) GCP
4 14 (1.85%) QA
5 11 (1.46%) COBIT
5 11 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.46%) GDPR
6 9 (1.19%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.79%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.79%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.40%) SLA
11 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.26%) PMO
12 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 54 (7.14%) Docker
2 53 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.63%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.04%) vSphere
5 16 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.66%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.53%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.40%) HDFS
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.13%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (3.04%) Kubernetes
3 22 (2.91%) Puppet
4 20 (2.65%) Ansible
5 17 (2.25%) SCCM
6 12 (1.59%) SCOM
7 10 (1.32%) Terraform
8 9 (1.19%) CASB
9 7 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.79%) Salt
11 5 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.26%) Mesos
13 2 (0.26%) Nagios
13 2 (0.26%) Nessus
13 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.26%) Nmap
13 2 (0.26%) Oozie
13 2 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 158 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.73%) Cisco
3 64 (8.47%) VMware
4 56 (7.41%) Oracle
5 33 (4.37%) NetApp
6 30 (3.97%) F5
7 27 (3.57%) SAP
8 25 (3.31%) Splunk
9 23 (3.04%) IBM
10 22 (2.91%) Dell
10 22 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (2.65%) Google
11 20 (2.65%) Juniper
12 17 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.12%) EMC
14 15 (1.98%) Cognizant
14 15 (1.98%) WorldPay
15 12 (1.59%) Pega
16 11 (1.46%) Adobe
16 11 (1.46%) Citrix