Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1047 1149 1187
Rank change year-on-year +102 +38 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 23 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 12
UK median annual salary £90,000 £77,500 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% +5.08% -7.81%
10th Percentile £59,375 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £114,750 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +20.00%

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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Architect 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.

Salary trend for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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 +110 18 £90,000 +16.13% 5
UK excluding London +91 17 £80,000 +6.67% 4
London +81 6 £105,000 +29.23% 1
North West +48 5 - -
North of England +32 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
South East +36 4 £88,750 +18.33% 2
East of England +52 2 £75,000 -9.09% 1
Midlands +34 1 £60,000 -7.69%
West Midlands +29 1 £60,000 -7.69%

Senior Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, Senior Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Software Architect in the job title.

1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 8 (34.78%) Python
5 7 (30.43%) C
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) Software Architecture
6 6 (26.09%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (21.74%) Tizen
7 5 (21.74%) Android
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) AWS
7 5 (21.74%) C++
7 5 (21.74%) QNX
7 5 (21.74%) Automotive
7 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Smartphone
7 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) API Development
7 5 (21.74%) ISO 26262
7 5 (21.74%) Presales
7 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
7 5 (21.74%) Infotainment
7 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Technical Leadership

Senior Software 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 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.35%) Hyperledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) AWS IoT
3 1 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Blockchain
4 1 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) React
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Akka
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) FFmpeg
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (4.35%) OpenCV
3 1 (4.35%) React Native
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) SAML
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Swagger
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (21.74%) Infotainment
2 5 (21.74%) Smartphone
3 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.35%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Android
2 5 (21.74%) Tizen
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 7 (30.43%) Software Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) API Development
5 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Computer Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) Presales
5 5 (21.74%) Product Roadmap
5 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (21.74%) Technology Roadmap
6 4 (17.39%) API Design
6 4 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Data Science
7 3 (13.04%) Data Acquisition
7 3 (13.04%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) C
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) R
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 5 (21.74%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) QNX
2 1 (4.35%) Charles River
2 1 (4.35%) SAP