Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 572 680
Rank change year-on-year -49 +108 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Architect 691 815 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 548 628 596
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £101,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -28 643 £75,000 - 53
UK excluding London +1 335 £70,000 - 31
London -22 315 £85,000 +3.03% 25
South East +49 95 £75,000 +15.38% 4
North of England -10 83 £70,000 - 14
Midlands +48 80 £70,000 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +33 69 £70,000 +9.80% 4
Yorkshire +1 40 £70,000 +7.69% 4
North West -22 40 £70,000 -6.67% 8
East of England +1 39 £65,000 -13.33% 2
South West +11 28 £67,500 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +30 11 £55,000 -37.14%
Scotland -17 7 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Wales +11 4 £58,000 +11.54%
North East +5 3 £90,000 +63.64% 2

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 226 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (25.62%) Finance
3 162 (23.44%) Java
4 154 (22.29%) TOGAF
5 135 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
6 116 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 104 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 95 (13.75%) SQL
9 94 (13.60%) Presales
10 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
11 82 (11.87%) Big Data
12 81 (11.72%) Python
13 80 (11.58%) SOA
13 80 (11.58%) DevOps
14 79 (11.43%) Analytics
14 79 (11.43%) .NET
15 76 (11.00%) Migration
16 75 (10.85%) SDLC
17 74 (10.71%) UML
18 71 (10.27%) Management Information System
18 71 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
19 69 (9.99%) Degree
19 69 (9.99%) Web Services
20 65 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
20 65 (9.41%) Scrum
21 64 (9.26%) Banking
22 63 (9.12%) Computer Science
22 63 (9.12%) Data Modelling
23 61 (8.83%) IT Strategy
24 60 (8.68%) C#

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 22 (3.18%) Tomcat
2 21 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (2.89%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.32%) JBoss
6 13 (1.88%) Apache
7 12 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.59%) Apache Geronimo
9 10 (1.45%) CMS
9 10 (1.45%) WildFly
10 9 (1.30%) Mule
11 7 (1.01%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.01%) Confluence
12 5 (0.72%) IIS
12 5 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.72%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.58%) Lawson
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 135 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (4.34%) PaaS
5 28 (4.05%) IaaS
6 22 (3.18%) SaaS
7 19 (2.75%) Force.com
7 19 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.88%) GitHub
9 13 (1.88%) Office 365
10 9 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.72%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.78%) Wireless
2 29 (4.20%) WAN
3 28 (4.05%) LAN
4 24 (3.47%) Firewall
5 22 (3.18%) VPN
6 18 (2.60%) Internet
7 16 (2.32%) MPLS
8 12 (1.74%) DNS
9 11 (1.59%) BGP
9 11 (1.59%) LTE
10 10 (1.45%) Network Security
10 10 (1.45%) WLAN
11 9 (1.30%) DHCP
11 9 (1.30%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.30%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.30%) VoIP
11 9 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.16%) IPsec
12 8 (1.16%) SAN
13 6 (0.87%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.87%) Big Data
2 54 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 50 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 26 (3.76%) Hadoop
5 25 (3.62%) MongoDB
6 21 (3.04%) MySQL
7 18 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.03%) Geospatial Data
9 9 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.16%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.16%) HBase
10 8 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.01%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.72%) Bigtable
13 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (5.93%) Jenkins
2 40 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.63%) Subversion
4 26 (3.76%) Artifactory
5 22 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.75%) Selenium
7 15 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (1.30%) Hudson
8 9 (1.30%) Maven
9 8 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.01%) JIRA
10 7 (1.01%) JUnit
11 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.43%) ERwin
13 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.29%) GitLab
14 2 (0.29%) Gradle
14 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 177 (25.62%) Finance
2 64 (9.26%) Banking
3 39 (5.64%) Retail
4 31 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.34%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.33%) Local Government
7 16 (2.32%) Marketing
8 13 (1.88%) Publishing
9 11 (1.59%) Electronics
10 9 (1.30%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.01%) Advertising
11 7 (1.01%) Law
12 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.72%) Front Office
13 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.58%) Back Office
14 4 (0.58%) Games
15 3 (0.43%) Legal
16 2 (0.29%) German Language
16 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.43%) .NET
2 69 (9.99%) Web Services
3 47 (6.80%) Spring
4 44 (6.37%) Middleware
5 42 (6.08%) AngularJS
6 38 (5.50%) Node.js
7 37 (5.35%) J2EE
8 35 (5.07%) Hibernate
9 33 (4.78%) REST
10 31 (4.49%) CSS
10 31 (4.49%) HTML
11 23 (3.33%) SOAP
12 22 (3.18%) JSON
12 22 (3.18%) React
12 22 (3.18%) XML
13 21 (3.04%) J2SE
14 16 (2.32%) Visualforce
15 14 (2.03%) jQuery
16 13 (1.88%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.27%) Management Information System
2 63 (9.12%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (4.78%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.18%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.74%) User Experience
10 10 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.16%) CESG
13 7 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.01%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
14 6 (0.87%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.87%) Handset
14 6 (0.87%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.72%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.50%) Linux
2 34 (4.92%) Windows
3 16 (2.32%) Android
4 12 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.59%) Unix
6 6 (0.87%) CentOS
6 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.43%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (22.29%) TOGAF
3 104 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (13.60%) Presales
5 80 (11.58%) DevOps
5 80 (11.58%) SOA
6 79 (11.43%) Analytics
7 76 (11.00%) Migration
8 75 (10.85%) SDLC
9 74 (10.71%) UML
10 71 (10.27%) Enterprise Architecture
11 65 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (9.41%) Scrum
12 63 (9.12%) Data Modelling
13 61 (8.83%) IT Strategy
14 59 (8.54%) Software Engineering
15 52 (7.53%) Open Source
16 50 (7.24%) ArchiMate
17 48 (6.95%) Security Architecture
18 47 (6.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (23.44%) Java
2 95 (13.75%) SQL
3 81 (11.72%) Python
4 60 (8.68%) C#
5 50 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 37 (5.35%) C
7 30 (4.34%) C++
8 27 (3.91%) Perl
9 25 (3.62%) PHP
10 20 (2.89%) Ruby
10 20 (2.89%) Scala
11 18 (2.60%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.17%) Apex Code
13 14 (2.03%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.72%) ABAP
16 5 (0.72%) Haskell
16 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 69 (9.99%) Degree
2 31 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.30%) CCIE
6 9 (1.30%) CISSP
6 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.16%) CISM
8 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.01%) MCSE
9 5 (0.72%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.58%) CCNA
10 4 (0.58%) CCNP
11 3 (0.43%) CCDE
11 3 (0.43%) CEH
11 3 (0.43%) GIAC
11 3 (0.43%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 21 (3.04%) GCP
3 20 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.89%) QA
4 18 (2.60%) COBIT
5 14 (2.03%) GDPR
6 11 (1.59%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.72%) SLA
11 4 (0.58%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.43%) MiFID
13 2 (0.29%) GAAP
13 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.14%) PMO
14 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (4.20%) Docker
2 21 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.72%) Firmware
5 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.43%) HDFS
7 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (5.07%) Ansible
3 30 (4.34%) Puppet
4 14 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.88%) Terraform
6 10 (1.45%) Mesos
7 8 (1.16%) rkt
7 8 (1.16%) Rundeck
8 6 (0.87%) SCCM
9 4 (0.58%) Nagios
9 4 (0.58%) Nessus
9 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.58%) SCOM
10 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.43%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.43%) Nmap
11 2 (0.29%) Ambari
11 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.08%) Oracle
3 41 (5.93%) VMware
4 36 (5.21%) IBM
5 30 (4.34%) Cisco
6 29 (4.20%) Google
6 29 (4.20%) SAP
7 25 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.46%) Rackspace
9 16 (2.32%) NetApp
10 15 (2.17%) Talend
11 13 (1.88%) CA
12 12 (1.74%) Juniper
13 11 (1.59%) Cognizant
14 10 (1.45%) Citrix
15 8 (1.16%) Adobe
15 8 (1.16%) EMC
15 8 (1.16%) Pega
15 8 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.87%) Palo Alto