The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 106 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 10 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.063% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.067% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 12
Average salary £72,500 £90,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £65,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-16.34% +1.15%
Software Architect
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1733 1485 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.13% 93.28% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1298 1611
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect across the Cambridge region.

Software Architect Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited 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 Software Architect in their job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (46.67%) C
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) UML
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) GCC
4 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) LLVM
4 6 (40.00%) QEMU
4 6 (40.00%) OpenStack
4 6 (40.00%) KVM
4 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (40.00%) Requirements Management
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
7 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (20.00%) Information Security
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.67%) TDD
9 1 (6.67%) Banking

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited 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 Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) GCC
1 6 (40.00%) LLVM
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) Qt
1 1 (6.67%) VTK
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (6.67%) Internet of Things
4 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) UML
1 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) 3D Visualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) QEMU
1 6 (40.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei
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