Period
to 12 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 520 527 587
Rank change year-on-year +7 +60 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 493 386 651
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 361 304 515
10th Percentile £55,000 £56,655 £52,500
25th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £81,250 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.54% -1.52% +10.74%
75th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £100,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £119,625 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +6.67%

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 92,086 80,353 137,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.03% 95.16% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 67,086 65,175 110,873
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 17 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 12 June 2021. 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 +18 429 £80,000 -3.03% 92
London 0 216 £85,000 - 45
UK excluding London -32 208 £75,000 +3.45% 50
Work from Home -103 107 £82,250 +43.04% 20
South East +6 87 £75,000 -6.25% 7
Midlands -40 41 £75,000 - 12
North of England -26 37 £65,000 -10.34% 19
West Midlands -20 34 £75,000 - 9
South West -39 25 £65,000 +36.84% 6
Yorkshire -28 19 £60,000 -17.24% 5
North West -19 15 £62,500 -13.79% 11
Scotland -28 13 £85,000 +23.64% 2
East of England -15 4 £75,000 -7.69% 3
East Midlands -38 4 £70,000 -9.68% 3
North East -12 3 £70,000 - 3
Wales -16 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £89,500 - 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 200 (40.57%) Azure
2 169 (34.28%) AWS
3 157 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (19.47%) Social Skills
5 95 (19.27%) Microsoft
6 89 (18.05%) DevOps
7 84 (17.04%) Java
8 80 (16.23%) Kubernetes
9 76 (15.42%) TOGAF
10 75 (15.21%) Microservices
10 75 (15.21%) Docker
11 73 (14.81%) Analytics
11 73 (14.81%) SQL
12 71 (14.40%) PaaS
13 66 (13.39%) GCP
13 66 (13.39%) C#
14 63 (12.78%) Finance
15 61 (12.37%) .NET
16 60 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
16 60 (12.17%) SaaS
17 56 (11.36%) Python
17 56 (11.36%) Software Engineering
18 54 (10.95%) Scrum
19 53 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
20 51 (10.34%) Security Architecture
20 51 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
21 49 (9.94%) IaaS
22 48 (9.74%) Presales
22 48 (9.74%) Architectural Design
22 48 (9.74%) SOA

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 10 (2.03%) Apache Spark
1 10 (2.03%) CMS
2 8 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.42%) EPiServer
4 5 (1.01%) Confluence
5 4 (0.81%) Apache
6 3 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.61%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.61%) SAP GTS
3 3 (0.61%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 200 (40.57%) Azure
2 169 (34.28%) AWS
3 71 (14.40%) PaaS
4 66 (13.39%) GCP
5 60 (12.17%) SaaS
6 49 (9.94%) IaaS
7 34 (6.90%) Serverless
8 22 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
9 17 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.43%) Power Platform
11 10 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (2.03%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.62%) Azure Logic Apps
12 8 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.22%) Datadog
15 5 (1.01%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.69%) Firewall
2 20 (4.06%) HTTP
3 10 (2.03%) Internet
4 7 (1.42%) SAN
4 7 (1.42%) VSAN
4 7 (1.42%) WAN
5 6 (1.22%) Network Security
5 6 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.01%) LAN
6 5 (1.01%) MPLS
7 4 (0.81%) BGP
7 4 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.61%) DNS
8 3 (0.61%) OSPF
8 3 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.61%) VPN
9 2 (0.41%) SNMP
9 2 (0.41%) SSL
9 2 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (9.53%) Big Data
3 21 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 20 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.43%) Data Lake
7 12 (2.43%) MySQL
8 11 (2.23%) GIS
8 11 (2.23%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.62%) Power BI
9 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.22%) Redis
12 5 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (5.27%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.42%) CircleCI
4 6 (1.22%) JIRA
5 3 (0.61%) git-flow
5 3 (0.61%) GitLab
6 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.41%) NUnit
6 2 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.20%) ERwin
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 96 (19.47%) Social Skills
2 63 (12.78%) Finance
3 37 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.49%) Marketing
5 29 (5.88%) Public Sector
6 21 (4.26%) Retail
7 20 (4.06%) Influencing Skills
8 19 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.43%) Banking
9 12 (2.43%) Law
9 12 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.43%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.83%) Legal
11 8 (1.62%) Billing
12 7 (1.42%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.81%) Electronics
14 3 (0.61%) Military
14 3 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.41%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.37%) .NET
2 42 (8.52%) Web Services
3 24 (4.87%) HTML
4 22 (4.46%) REST
5 21 (4.26%) Node.js
6 20 (4.06%) .NET Core
7 17 (3.45%) XML
8 16 (3.25%) RESTful
9 13 (2.64%) GraphQL
9 13 (2.64%) SOAP
10 12 (2.43%) JSON
11 10 (2.03%) Kafka
12 9 (1.83%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.83%) Apollo GraphQL
12 9 (1.83%) Spring
13 8 (1.62%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.62%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.62%) Java EE
13 8 (1.62%) React
13 8 (1.62%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.52%) Cloud Native
2 41 (8.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 34 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.48%) Data Centre
5 20 (4.06%) New Media
5 20 (4.06%) Video\Live Streaming
6 19 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 17 (3.45%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.64%) User Experience
9 8 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.62%) Internet of Things
9 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.42%) Blog
11 6 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.01%) Robotics
13 4 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.81%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.68%) Linux
2 19 (3.85%) Windows
3 11 (2.23%) Windows 10
4 10 (2.03%) Unix
5 8 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.42%) Alpine Linux
6 7 (1.42%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.61%) VMS
8 2 (0.41%) Android
8 2 (0.41%) Debian
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (18.05%) DevOps
3 76 (15.42%) TOGAF
4 75 (15.21%) Microservices
5 73 (14.81%) Analytics
6 56 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 54 (10.95%) Scrum
8 53 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
9 51 (10.34%) Security Architecture
10 48 (9.74%) Architectural Design
10 48 (9.74%) Presales
10 48 (9.74%) SOA
11 45 (9.13%) Waterfall
12 43 (8.72%) Project Management
13 41 (8.32%) Information Security
13 41 (8.32%) Migration
14 38 (7.71%) Collaborative Working
14 38 (7.71%) Mentoring
15 35 (7.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.04%) Java
2 73 (14.81%) SQL
3 66 (13.39%) C#
4 56 (11.36%) Python
5 31 (6.29%) PowerShell
6 23 (4.67%) Go
7 20 (4.06%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.64%) Scala
10 10 (2.03%) C
10 10 (2.03%) PHP
10 10 (2.03%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.83%) Ruby
12 7 (1.42%) R
13 6 (1.22%) C++
14 5 (1.01%) Perl
14 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.81%) Groovy
15 4 (0.81%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (9.53%) Degree
2 43 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 38 (7.71%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.65%) CISSP
5 16 (3.25%) CISM
6 13 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.03%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (1.62%) CCSP
10 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.01%) CISA
11 5 (1.01%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.81%) CCIE
12 4 (0.81%) FFIEC
13 3 (0.61%) MBA
14 2 (0.41%) CCNP
14 2 (0.41%) CLAS
14 2 (0.41%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.04%) NIST
2 12 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.83%) GDPR
5 8 (1.62%) QA
6 6 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.81%) NCSC
7 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.61%) COBIT
9 2 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.20%) PMO
10 1 (0.20%) PSD2
10 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 75 (15.21%) Docker
2 23 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.01%) vCloud
5 5 (1.01%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.01%) vSphere
5 5 (1.01%) Xen
6 4 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.41%) NFS
8 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (16.23%) Kubernetes
2 44 (8.92%) Ansible
2 44 (8.92%) Terraform
3 9 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (1.62%) CASB
4 8 (1.62%) Puppet
5 7 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.42%) Salt
6 6 (1.22%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.01%) SCCM
7 5 (1.01%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.01%) vRealize
8 4 (0.81%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.41%) QRadar
10 2 (0.41%) SCOM
11 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.20%) Grafana
11 1 (0.20%) Istio
11 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 95 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.92%) VMware
3 36 (7.30%) Google
4 26 (5.27%) SAP
5 23 (4.67%) Oracle
6 20 (4.06%) Cisco
7 16 (3.25%) Adobe
8 13 (2.64%) Citrix
9 11 (2.23%) IBM
10 10 (2.03%) Dynatrace
10 10 (2.03%) EMC
11 9 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.62%) Apple
12 8 (1.62%) Dell
12 8 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.22%) F5
13 6 (1.22%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.22%) NetApp
13 6 (1.22%) New Relic
13 6 (1.22%) Pega