The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 550 606
Rank change year-on-year -16 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 320 403 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 242 330 327
Median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £55,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -14 297 £80,000 +6.66% 44
London -9 153 £85,000 +6.25% 20
South East +16 36 £65,000 - 10
City of London +29 25 £85,000 +3.03% 2
Yorkshire -2 23 £65,000 -14.75% 3
North West -35 19 £80,000 +3.22% 1
South West +4 18 £68,000 -6.20% 4
West Yorkshire -1 18 £65,000 -16.12% 2
Leeds +4 16 £65,000 - 2
East of England +3 16 £70,000 -17.64% 3
Manchester -10 15 £80,000 +12.28% 1
Berkshire +16 14 £75,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +4 13 £58,750 -18.96% 1
Westminster -4 13 £85,000 -
Reading +26 12 £67,500 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 12 £70,000 -17.64% 2
Cambridge -10 12 £70,000 -17.64% 1
Canary Wharf +3 11 £82,500 -2.94%
Bristol -14 11 £68,500 +7.45% 2
Scotland +14 10 £57,500 +4.54%
East Midlands +7 9 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire +5 9 £45,000 -41.93% 2
Surrey +27 7 £65,000 - 3
Warwickshire +13 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Southampton +20 5 - -
Glasgow +15 5 £61,250 -
Edinburgh -5 5 £50,000 -47.36%
Sheffield - 5 £60,000 - 1
Warwick - 5 £52,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 - 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 232 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (33.28%) Finance
3 163 (25.59%) Java
4 142 (22.29%) Amazon AWS
5 141 (22.14%) SOA
6 121 (19.00%) TOGAF
7 118 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 109 (17.11%) Microsoft
9 94 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 93 (14.60%) .NET
10 93 (14.60%) Open Source
11 87 (13.66%) DevOps
11 87 (13.66%) Degree
12 86 (13.50%) UML
13 82 (12.87%) Enterprise Software
14 81 (12.72%) Presales
14 81 (12.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 72 (11.30%) JavaScript
16 67 (10.52%) Windows
17 66 (10.36%) Web Services
18 65 (10.20%) Retail
19 63 (9.89%) SQL Server
19 63 (9.89%) SaaS
19 63 (9.89%) Mentoring
19 63 (9.89%) IT Strategy
20 62 (9.73%) Oracle
21 61 (9.58%) C#
21 61 (9.58%) Migration
21 61 (9.58%) Banking
22 60 (9.42%) Management Information System

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 30 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.83%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.83%) Mule
4 14 (2.20%) Anypoint
4 14 (2.20%) Mule ESB
4 14 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
5 13 (2.04%) Apache
6 11 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.10%) CMS
9 6 (0.94%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.78%) Confluence
10 5 (0.78%) IIS
10 5 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.63%) Smallworld
Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) InVision
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.94%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) Pega PRPC
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 MM
Cloud Services
1 142 (22.29%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (9.89%) SaaS
4 41 (6.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 37 (5.81%) IaaS
6 35 (5.49%) PaaS
7 27 (4.24%) GitHub
8 25 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 19 (2.98%) Office 365
10 18 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.78%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.78%) iPaaS
12 5 (0.78%) Route 53
13 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.31%) Force.com
14 2 (0.31%) Taleo
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.61%) Firewall
2 16 (2.51%) LAN
2 16 (2.51%) WAN
3 14 (2.20%) DNS
4 13 (2.04%) DHCP
4 13 (2.04%) SAN
5 10 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (1.41%) Wireless
7 8 (1.26%) VPN
8 7 (1.10%) Internet
8 7 (1.10%) MPLS
9 6 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.78%) BGP
10 5 (0.78%) Network Security
10 5 (0.78%) SSL
10 5 (0.78%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.63%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.63%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.11%) Big Data
3 38 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 36 (5.65%) Hadoop
5 32 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 26 (4.08%) MySQL
8 25 (3.92%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.14%) Apache Hive
10 18 (2.83%) MongoDB
11 16 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (2.04%) HBase
13 13 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (1.26%) BigQuery
15 8 (1.26%) CouchDB
15 8 (1.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.92%) Subversion
3 20 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.67%) Maven
5 12 (1.88%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.88%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.41%) ERwin
7 8 (1.26%) Artifactory
7 8 (1.26%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (0.94%) GitLab
8 6 (0.94%) JIRA
8 6 (0.94%) JUnit
9 5 (0.78%) Mocha
9 5 (0.78%) TestNG
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.31%) Selenium
12 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 212 (33.28%) Finance
2 65 (10.20%) Retail
3 61 (9.58%) Banking
4 49 (7.69%) Local Government
5 41 (6.44%) Manufacturing
6 36 (5.65%) Marketing
7 29 (4.55%) Telecoms
8 20 (3.14%) Publishing
9 13 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.88%) Advertising
11 10 (1.57%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.41%) Automotive
12 9 (1.41%) Electronics
13 8 (1.26%) Games
14 7 (1.10%) Legal
15 6 (0.94%) Back Office
16 5 (0.78%) French Language
16 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.63%) Front Office
17 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (14.60%) .NET
2 66 (10.36%) Web Services
3 56 (8.79%) Middleware
4 50 (7.85%) HTML
4 50 (7.85%) REST
5 45 (7.06%) CSS
6 43 (6.75%) AngularJS
7 36 (5.65%) Spring
8 31 (4.87%) SOAP
9 27 (4.24%) XML
10 26 (4.08%) JSON
11 25 (3.92%) Node.js
12 24 (3.77%) Java EE
12 24 (3.77%) RESTful
13 23 (3.61%) Hibernate
14 20 (3.14%) Kafka
15 17 (2.67%) JMS
16 16 (2.51%) ASP.NET
16 16 (2.51%) J2EE
16 16 (2.51%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.87%) Enterprise Software
2 60 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 46 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 36 (5.65%) Computer Science
5 33 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (4.24%) Mobile App
7 26 (4.08%) User Experience
8 20 (3.14%) Streaming Video
9 19 (2.98%) PlayStation
9 19 (2.98%) Xbox
10 18 (2.83%) N-Tier
11 15 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (2.20%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.41%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (1.10%) Fintech
15 7 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.52%) Windows
2 47 (7.38%) Linux
3 33 (5.18%) Android
4 28 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.14%) Unix
6 19 (2.98%) Windows Phone
7 14 (2.20%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.94%) CentOS
9 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.31%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (22.14%) SOA
3 121 (19.00%) TOGAF
4 94 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (14.60%) Open Source
6 87 (13.66%) DevOps
7 86 (13.50%) UML
8 81 (12.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 81 (12.72%) Presales
9 63 (9.89%) IT Strategy
9 63 (9.89%) Mentoring
10 61 (9.58%) Migration
11 59 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (8.79%) Analytics
12 56 (8.79%) Zachman Framework
13 49 (7.69%) ITIL
14 44 (6.91%) Use Case
15 42 (6.59%) Requirements Analysis
16 41 (6.44%) CRM
17 40 (6.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 163 (25.59%) Java
2 72 (11.30%) JavaScript
3 61 (9.58%) C#
4 58 (9.11%) SQL
5 56 (8.79%) Python
6 27 (4.24%) PHP
7 22 (3.45%) C
8 20 (3.14%) Objective-C
9 15 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.88%) Perl
11 11 (1.73%) C++
12 10 (1.57%) Scala
13 9 (1.41%) Ruby
14 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.94%) R
16 5 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.63%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (13.66%) Degree
2 36 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.83%) CISSP
5 17 (2.67%) CISM
6 16 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.88%) CCNP
8 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.57%) CCIE
10 9 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.10%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.94%) ISSAP
12 6 (0.94%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.94%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.63%) CCDP
14 4 (0.63%) CCSE
14 4 (0.63%) CCSP
14 4 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.63%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.87%) QA
2 19 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.04%) COBIT
4 10 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.94%) MiFID
7 4 (0.63%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.31%) GCP
10 1 (0.16%) GAAP
10 1 (0.16%) GDPR
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (4.40%) Docker
2 17 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.26%) Apache Flume
5 7 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.78%) HDFS
7 4 (0.63%) Firmware
8 3 (0.47%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.47%) vSphere
9 2 (0.31%) QEMU
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) etcd
10 1 (0.16%) flannel
10 1 (0.16%) iptables
10 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (3.14%) Puppet
3 14 (2.20%) CloudHub
4 11 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.26%) Rundeck
6 7 (1.10%) Ansible
7 6 (0.94%) SCCM
7 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.31%) Ambari
9 2 (0.31%) Mesos
9 2 (0.31%) SCOM
10 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.16%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) SELinux
10 1 (0.16%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.16%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.16%) yum
Vendors
1 109 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.73%) Oracle
3 57 (8.95%) VMware
4 42 (6.59%) Google
5 31 (4.87%) Rackspace
6 28 (4.40%) Cognizant
7 27 (4.24%) Cisco
7 27 (4.24%) SAP
8 22 (3.45%) IBM
9 15 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.35%) Teradata
10 14 (2.20%) MuleSoft
11 13 (2.04%) Juniper
12 11 (1.73%) Informatica
13 10 (1.57%) CA
13 10 (1.57%) Citrix
13 10 (1.57%) Tableau
14 9 (1.41%) NetApp
14 9 (1.41%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.41%) ServiceNow
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £65,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Empiric
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
PokerStars
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Share options
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: £65,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benef
Posted: 7 days ago
North West London
onezeero.
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £100000 - £115000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Recann
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + company car + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Charles Taylor plc
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago