Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £83,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 541 589
Rank change year-on-year +59 +48 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 210 635 718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.49% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 174 586 486
Median annual salary £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.69% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £59,300 £52,500 £53,125
90th Percentile £120,000 £107,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -

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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Architect over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +74 201 £82,500 +3.13% 71
London +128 122 £90,000 - 30
UK excluding London +94 76 £70,000 -6.67% 44
Work from Home -9 29 £95,000 +18.75% 7
South East +138 26 £72,500 -9.38% 10
North of England +112 21 £65,000 +6.56% 20
Midlands +70 14 £70,000 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +105 10 £65,750 -6.07% 6
North West +96 9 £60,000 +4.76% 11
East Midlands +67 8 £75,000 -25.00% 2
South West +118 7 £47,500 -32.14% 3
East of England +133 6 £88,750 +14.52% 3
West Midlands +64 6 £62,500 -16.67% 2
North East +8 2 £65,000 +13.49% 3
Scotland +90 1 £80,000 -11.11% 4
Wales +51 1 £57,500 -34.29%

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 68 (32.38%) AWS
2 63 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (27.62%) Azure
3 58 (27.62%) DevOps
3 58 (27.62%) Microservices
4 50 (23.81%) Finance
5 39 (18.57%) Java
6 34 (16.19%) Python
6 34 (16.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (14.76%) Microsoft
7 31 (14.76%) PaaS
8 29 (13.81%) Docker
9 28 (13.33%) Kubernetes
9 28 (13.33%) IaaS
9 28 (13.33%) SaaS
10 27 (12.86%) Scrum
11 26 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (11.90%) Web Services
13 24 (11.43%) C#
13 24 (11.43%) .NET
13 24 (11.43%) Software Engineering
13 24 (11.43%) Degree
14 22 (10.48%) VMware
14 22 (10.48%) GCP
15 21 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 21 (10.00%) TOGAF
15 21 (10.00%) OO
16 20 (9.52%) Windows
16 20 (9.52%) NoSQL
16 20 (9.52%) Analytics

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 16 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (6.19%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.38%) CMS
5 4 (1.90%) Anypoint
5 4 (1.90%) Apache
5 4 (1.90%) nginx
5 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (4.76%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (2.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.90%) Eikon
4 2 (0.95%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (32.38%) AWS
2 58 (27.62%) Azure
3 31 (14.76%) PaaS
4 28 (13.33%) IaaS
4 28 (13.33%) SaaS
5 22 (10.48%) GCP
6 11 (5.24%) Serverless
7 10 (4.76%) Akamai
7 10 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (3.81%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.86%) Office 365
10 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.38%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.38%) Logic Apps
11 4 (1.90%) Apigee
11 4 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.14%) DNS
2 11 (5.24%) Firewall
3 9 (4.29%) WAN
4 8 (3.81%) Internet
4 8 (3.81%) Network Security
4 8 (3.81%) Wireless
5 7 (3.33%) LAN
5 7 (3.33%) VPN
6 6 (2.86%) 3GPP
6 6 (2.86%) MPLS
7 5 (2.38%) DHCP
7 5 (2.38%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.38%) IPv4
7 5 (2.38%) IPv6
7 5 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (2.38%) VLAN
7 5 (2.38%) VSAN
7 5 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.90%) SAN
9 3 (1.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 19 (9.05%) Big Data
4 12 (5.71%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.24%) MySQL
5 11 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.29%) Data Lake
7 9 (4.29%) HBase
7 9 (4.29%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (3.33%) Snowflake Schema
9 5 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.38%) OLAP
10 4 (1.90%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.90%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.90%) Flink
10 4 (1.90%) OLTP
11 3 (1.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) ERwin
1 5 (2.38%) JIRA
2 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.43%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.95%) ER Studio
4 2 (0.95%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.48%) GitLab
5 1 (0.48%) Gradle
5 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.48%) Snyk
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (23.81%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.81%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.38%) Back Office
5 5 (2.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.43%) Advertising
6 3 (1.43%) Front Office
6 3 (1.43%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Military
7 2 (0.95%) Publishing
7 2 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.90%) Web Services
2 24 (11.43%) .NET
3 15 (7.14%) Kafka
4 14 (6.67%) React
5 9 (4.29%) .NET Core
6 8 (3.81%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.81%) GraphQL
6 8 (3.81%) JSON
6 8 (3.81%) RESTful
7 7 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.33%) jQuery
7 7 (3.33%) REST
7 7 (3.33%) SOAP
8 5 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.38%) CSS
8 5 (2.38%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.38%) Middleware
8 5 (2.38%) Node.js
8 5 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.05%) Cloud Native
2 17 (8.10%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (5.24%) FMCG
4 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.38%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.38%) Social Media
10 4 (1.90%) PKI
10 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.90%) Replication
10 4 (1.90%) Social Network
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.43%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.43%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (3.81%) Linux
2 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.95%) Android
4 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.48%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.62%) DevOps
2 58 (27.62%) Microservices
3 34 (16.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 27 (12.86%) Scrum
5 24 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 21 (10.00%) OO
6 21 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 21 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 20 (9.52%) Analytics
8 19 (9.05%) Architectural Design
8 19 (9.05%) Computer Science
8 19 (9.05%) Migration
8 19 (9.05%) Presales
8 19 (9.05%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (8.57%) Architecture Roadmap
10 17 (8.10%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (7.62%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (7.62%) Technical Leadership
12 15 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.57%) Java
2 34 (16.19%) Python
3 24 (11.43%) C#
4 19 (9.05%) SQL
5 16 (7.62%) Go
5 16 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.24%) Ruby
8 4 (1.90%) Scala
9 3 (1.43%) C++
9 3 (1.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.95%) ES6
10 2 (0.95%) ES7
11 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (11.43%) Degree
2 12 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.24%) Master's Degree
4 7 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.90%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.43%) CCIE
8 3 (1.43%) CCNP
9 2 (0.95%) CISA
9 2 (0.95%) CISM
9 2 (0.95%) CITP
9 2 (0.95%) MBA
9 2 (0.95%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCIE Security
10 1 (0.48%) CISSP
10 1 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) QA
2 6 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.90%) GDPR
3 4 (1.90%) NIST
4 2 (0.95%) GxP
4 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (13.81%) Docker
2 8 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.38%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.38%) vSphere
5 4 (1.90%) Varnish
5 4 (1.90%) vCloud
6 3 (1.43%) HDFS
7 2 (0.95%) XenApp
7 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 18 (8.57%) Ansible
3 15 (7.14%) Terraform
4 13 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.71%) Puppet
6 10 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (4.29%) SCCM
8 5 (2.38%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.90%) vRealize
10 3 (1.43%) CloudHub
10 3 (1.43%) Kibana
11 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.48%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.48%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.48%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.48%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 31 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.48%) VMware
3 16 (7.62%) SAP
4 14 (6.67%) Oracle
5 13 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (4.76%) Adobe
6 10 (4.76%) Cisco
6 10 (4.76%) Google
6 10 (4.76%) hybris
6 10 (4.76%) New Relic
7 6 (2.86%) MuleSoft
8 5 (2.38%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.38%) IBM
8 5 (2.38%) Nintex
8 5 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.38%) Sparx
9 4 (1.90%) Dell
9 4 (1.90%) EMC
10 3 (1.43%) Citrix
10 3 (1.43%) ServiceNow