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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Architect
Rank 869 894 851
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 24 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.012% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 20
Average salary £57,500 £80,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.12% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £47,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £70,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +27.27%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

Senior Software Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 16 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 August 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
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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 +15 23 £57,500 -28.12%
South East +26 13 £57,500 -17.85%
Hampshire - 10 £57,500 -
Southampton - 9 £57,500 -
London +10 8 £140,000 +75.00%
East Midlands - 2 £51,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £51,500 -
Oxfordshire +3 1 £57,500 -17.85%
Surrey - 1 £62,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £50,000 -
South Wales - 1 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Abingdon - 1 £57,500 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £62,500 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -

Senior Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (76.00%) C#
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 31 (62.00%) Java
2 31 (62.00%) MVC
2 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
3 29 (58.00%) SQL Server
4 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
6 24 (48.00%) C++
7 22 (44.00%) C
7 22 (44.00%) Degree
7 22 (44.00%) Computer Science
8 20 (40.00%) OO
9 19 (38.00%) OOD
9 19 (38.00%) Retail
9 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (38.00%) Software Deployment
9 19 (38.00%) Mobile App
9 19 (38.00%) Mentoring
9 19 (38.00%) Data Structures
9 19 (38.00%) Algorithms
9 19 (38.00%) DevOps
10 15 (30.00%) Relational Database
11 14 (28.00%) Photography
11 14 (28.00%) Publishing
12 13 (26.00%) HTML
13 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
13 11 (22.00%) Software Architecture

Senior Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (38.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Network Security
2 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) LTE
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) GPRS
4 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (58.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) Big Data
4 2 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) FishEye
4 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (38.00%) Retail
2 14 (28.00%) Publishing
3 6 (12.00%) Advertising
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Finance
6 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET
3 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (26.00%) HTML
5 10 (20.00%) HTML5
6 9 (18.00%) RESTful
7 5 (10.00%) WCF
8 4 (8.00%) jQuery
8 4 (8.00%) CSS
9 3 (6.00%) JSF
9 3 (6.00%) Java SE
9 3 (6.00%) Java EE
9 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
10 2 (4.00%) Web Services
11 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
11 1 (2.00%) Spring
11 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (2.00%) Ajax
11 1 (2.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) Computer Science
2 19 (38.00%) Mobile App
2 19 (38.00%) Data Structures
2 19 (38.00%) Algorithms
3 14 (28.00%) Photography
4 9 (18.00%) RIA
5 3 (6.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) CentOS
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) MVC
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
3 20 (40.00%) OO
4 19 (38.00%) OOD
4 19 (38.00%) Software Deployment
4 19 (38.00%) DevOps
4 19 (38.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (22.00%) Software Architecture
6 9 (18.00%) Product Management
7 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) SOA
10 3 (6.00%) Data Visualisation
10 3 (6.00%) SDLC
11 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.00%) Web Development
11 2 (4.00%) TDD
12 1 (2.00%) Scrum
12 1 (2.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 31 (62.00%) Java
3 24 (48.00%) C++
4 22 (44.00%) C
5 10 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Tableau
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore