Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1187 1269
Rank change year-on-year +6 +82 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 17 31 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.016% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.017% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 26
UK median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +13.04% -28.13%
10th Percentile £62,500 £54,875 £49,875
90th Percentile £83,000 £130,000 £106,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £76,250 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +17.31% +13.04% -6.12%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 7 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 19 November 2017. 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 +27 17 £75,000 +15.38%
London +2 11 £75,000 -25.00%
UK excluding London +29 6 £76,250 +17.31%
South East +48 2 £86,250 +18.97%
Midlands +33 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £70,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Software Architect in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 8 (47.06%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) React
5 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) REST
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Node.js
7 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
7 4 (23.53%) Line Management
7 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) Spring
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) C++/CLI

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 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Artifactory
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Gradle
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) React
2 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) HTML5
2 6 (35.29%) REST
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Node.js
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Spring
5 3 (17.65%) CSS3
5 3 (17.65%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (11.76%) J2EE
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Spring MVC
7 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 4 (23.53%) Line Management
2 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
2 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
2 4 (23.53%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Coaching
3 3 (17.65%) Parallel Processing
3 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
4 2 (11.76%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) CAD
4 2 (11.76%) CAE
4 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Microservices
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) C++/CLI
5 3 (17.65%) C
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) COBOL
6 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) hybris
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
3 1 (5.88%) Google