Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 630 640 610
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 666 648 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 514 481 654
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £71,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.63% -2.07%
10th Percentile £57,500 £54,788 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £66,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.78% -5.00%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 +16 624 £75,000 - 109
UK excluding London +20 366 £70,000 -6.67% 56
London -8 277 £85,000 +3.03% 53
South East +65 140 £75,000 -6.25% 16
North of England -27 80 £70,000 +3.70% 15
Midlands +42 70 £70,000 -6.67% 10
West Midlands +34 63 £70,000 - 7
East of England 0 40 £65,000 -13.33% 13
Yorkshire +3 33 £65,000 - 1
North West -42 30 £65,000 -13.33% 11
South West -5 21 £47,500 -26.92% 1
North East -2 17 £90,000 +12.50% 3
Scotland -39 14 £68,500 -4.86% 1
Wales +6 9 £50,750 -2.40%
East Midlands +8 7 £60,000 -25.00% 3

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 198 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (24.92%) Finance
3 121 (18.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 120 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
5 118 (17.72%) TOGAF
6 115 (17.27%) Java
7 110 (16.52%) Degree
8 106 (15.92%) Microsoft
9 92 (13.81%) SQL
10 85 (12.76%) DevOps
11 79 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 77 (11.56%) Migration
13 76 (11.41%) .NET
14 72 (10.81%) Web Services
14 72 (10.81%) Big Data
15 67 (10.06%) Scrum
15 67 (10.06%) Retail
16 66 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
17 65 (9.76%) SDLC
17 65 (9.76%) IT Strategy
18 64 (9.61%) Analytics
18 64 (9.61%) VMware
19 61 (9.16%) Computer Science
20 60 (9.01%) Management Information System
21 59 (8.86%) Data Modelling
22 58 (8.71%) ETL
23 57 (8.56%) Python
24 54 (8.11%) C#
24 54 (8.11%) Information Security
25 53 (7.96%) Manufacturing

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 14 (2.10%) Apache
2 13 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.50%) JBoss
5 10 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.20%) Confluence
8 7 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.90%) IIS
10 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.45%) CMS
11 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.30%) Mule
12 2 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.60%) Lawson
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) BASE24
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Postilion
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 121 (18.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 35 (5.26%) IaaS
3 35 (5.26%) PaaS
4 30 (4.50%) Force.com
5 25 (3.75%) SaaS
6 15 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.10%) Office 365
7 14 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.90%) Sage Pay
10 5 (0.75%) Bluemix
10 5 (0.75%) GitHub
10 5 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.16%) WAN
2 40 (6.01%) LAN
3 36 (5.41%) Wireless
4 30 (4.50%) MPLS
5 24 (3.60%) VPN
6 23 (3.45%) Firewall
7 21 (3.15%) DNS
8 20 (3.00%) Network Security
8 20 (3.00%) WLAN
9 17 (2.55%) VoIP
10 13 (1.95%) SAN
10 13 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.80%) DHCP
12 9 (1.35%) DWDM
12 9 (1.35%) Internet
13 8 (1.20%) IPsec
14 7 (1.05%) BGP
14 7 (1.05%) EIGRP
14 7 (1.05%) Frame Relay
14 7 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.81%) Big Data
2 52 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 44 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (4.20%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.25%) Geospatial Data
7 14 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.80%) MySQL
9 12 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.35%) HBase
12 8 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.05%) SSDT
14 6 (0.90%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.75%) BigQuery
15 5 (0.75%) Bigtable
16 4 (0.60%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 35 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.10%) Selenium
4 13 (1.95%) Subversion
5 11 (1.65%) Artifactory
5 11 (1.65%) Hudson
6 10 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.50%) JUnit
6 10 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.20%) JIRA
9 6 (0.90%) Maven
10 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.45%) Ant
12 3 (0.45%) Gradle
12 3 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.30%) GitLab
13 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 166 (24.92%) Finance
2 67 (10.06%) Retail
3 53 (7.96%) Banking
3 53 (7.96%) Manufacturing
4 39 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.80%) Local Government
6 8 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.05%) Games
7 7 (1.05%) Publishing
8 6 (0.90%) Marketing
9 3 (0.45%) Electronics
9 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Law
9 3 (0.45%) Military
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Front Office
10 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.41%) .NET
2 72 (10.81%) Web Services
3 38 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 35 (5.26%) Middleware
5 32 (4.80%) CSS
6 30 (4.50%) HTML
6 30 (4.50%) Node.js
7 25 (3.75%) Spring
8 24 (3.60%) Visualforce
9 21 (3.15%) ASP.NET
9 21 (3.15%) React
9 21 (3.15%) REST
10 20 (3.00%) HTML5
11 18 (2.70%) Hibernate
12 16 (2.40%) .NET Framework
13 15 (2.25%) J2EE
14 14 (2.10%) JSON
14 14 (2.10%) SOAP
15 12 (1.80%) RESTful
15 12 (1.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.16%) Computer Science
2 60 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 40 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.85%) CESG
7 17 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.50%) Clustering
9 10 (1.50%) PKI
10 9 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.05%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.05%) User Experience
12 6 (0.90%) Fintech
13 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.75%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.21%) Linux
2 42 (6.31%) Windows
3 22 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.40%) Unix
5 14 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.75%) Android
8 4 (0.60%) CentOS
8 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.45%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (17.72%) TOGAF
3 85 (12.76%) DevOps
4 79 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (11.56%) Migration
6 67 (10.06%) Scrum
7 66 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
8 65 (9.76%) IT Strategy
8 65 (9.76%) SDLC
9 64 (9.61%) Analytics
10 59 (8.86%) Data Modelling
11 58 (8.71%) ETL
12 54 (8.11%) Information Security
13 52 (7.81%) Security Architecture
14 51 (7.66%) Mentoring
14 51 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 49 (7.36%) Presales
16 48 (7.21%) SOA
17 46 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (6.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 115 (17.27%) Java
2 92 (13.81%) SQL
3 57 (8.56%) Python
4 54 (8.11%) C#
5 40 (6.01%) C
6 35 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.05%) C++
8 24 (3.60%) Apex Code
9 22 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.70%) Perl
11 17 (2.55%) PHP
12 16 (2.40%) Ruby
13 14 (2.10%) Scala
14 11 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.05%) Go
15 7 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.75%) Haskell
16 5 (0.75%) Tcl
17 4 (0.60%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (16.52%) Degree
2 26 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.30%) CISSP
5 19 (2.85%) CCIE
6 16 (2.40%) CISM
6 16 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.80%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.05%) CCDE
9 7 (1.05%) JNCIE
9 7 (1.05%) JNCIP
10 6 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.90%) PhD
11 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.60%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 21 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.70%) GCP
4 17 (2.55%) QA
5 16 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (2.10%) COBIT
7 13 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (1.95%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.80%) GDPR
9 9 (1.35%) SLA
10 8 (1.20%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.90%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.60%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.45%) PMO
14 2 (0.30%) Def Stans
15 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.15%) PSD2
15 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.35%) Docker
4 13 (1.95%) vSphere
5 9 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.45%) HDFS
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (4.20%) Ansible
3 24 (3.60%) Puppet
4 17 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 16 (2.40%) Terraform
6 11 (1.65%) SCCM
7 10 (1.50%) Mesos
8 9 (1.35%) SCOM
9 8 (1.20%) rkt
10 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.45%) Nagios
11 3 (0.45%) Nessus
11 3 (0.45%) Nmap
12 1 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.61%) VMware
3 46 (6.91%) Cisco
4 40 (6.01%) Oracle
5 35 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (4.80%) Google
7 23 (3.45%) IBM
8 22 (3.30%) NetApp
9 16 (2.40%) Juniper
10 15 (2.25%) Rackspace
11 13 (1.95%) Citrix
11 13 (1.95%) Dell
11 13 (1.95%) WorldPay
12 12 (1.80%) F5
13 11 (1.65%) EMC
13 11 (1.65%) SAP
13 11 (1.65%) Splunk
13 11 (1.65%) Talend
14 10 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.20%) Teradata