The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Architect
Rank 852 873 868
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 14 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 16
Average salary £80,000 £68,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.21% +13.75%
UK excluding London average salary - £68,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.75%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Salary Trend

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

Senior Software Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Senior Software Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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 +23 9 £80,000 +17.21% 3
London - 9 £80,000 - 1
Wrexham - 5 - -
North Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -

Senior Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Architect in their job title.

1 15 (78.95%) Software Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) TDD
2 9 (47.37%) Law
2 9 (47.37%) Python
3 8 (42.11%) Microservices
4 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) Qt
4 5 (26.32%) WiX
4 5 (26.32%) Data Management
4 5 (26.32%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (26.32%) Numerical Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) C
4 5 (26.32%) C++
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) GAMP
4 5 (26.32%) MSI
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source
7 2 (10.53%) Rackspace

Senior Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MSI
1 5 (26.32%) WiX
General
1 9 (47.37%) Law
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
1 5 (26.32%) Qt
2 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Software Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) TDD
3 8 (42.11%) Microservices
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Data Management
4 5 (26.32%) Numerical Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Logistics
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Android Development
8 1 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
8 1 (5.26%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) C
2 5 (26.32%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) GAMP
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + up to 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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