The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Architect
Rank 895 931 876
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 7 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.006% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £85,000 £75,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +39.53%
UK excluding London average salary - £75,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
- +39.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Lead Software Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 7 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 3 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 7 £85,000 - 1
London - 4 £85,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Lead Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) SOA
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) LAMP
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) J2EE
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) Open Source
4 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (38.46%) Riak
4 5 (38.46%) API Design
5 4 (30.77%) SaaS
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP

Lead Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
1 5 (38.46%) Riak
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) XML
1 5 (38.46%) LAMP
1 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) SignalR
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) API Design
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) B2C
6 1 (7.69%) CAD
6 1 (7.69%) CAE
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Tcl
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft