The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Architect
Rank 916 875 877
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 19 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.012% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 27
Average salary £69,000 £42,500 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.35% -52.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £42,500 £50,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £42,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+58.82% -12.37%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

Lead Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect within the UK.

Lead Software Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 within the UK.

Lead Software Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 19 £69,000 +62.35%
London - 12 £75,000 -
North West -2 4 £56,000 +31.76%
Birmingham - 2 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £67,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £61,750 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £69,000 -
City of London - 1 £67,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £56,000 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
Oxford - 1 £69,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £67,500 -
Chester - 1 £56,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £56,000 -
South East - 1 £69,000 -

Lead Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Software Architect in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Spring
2 11 (47.83%) Process Management
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Java EE
2 11 (47.83%) Middleware
2 11 (47.83%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) JBoss
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
7 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (17.39%) Marketing
7 4 (17.39%) WPF
7 4 (17.39%) WF
7 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework

Lead Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Spring
1 11 (47.83%) Java EE
1 11 (47.83%) Middleware
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) WCF
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (17.39%) WPF
3 4 (17.39%) WF
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) Threading Building Blocks
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Process Management
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) JBoss
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Intel