The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 301 322 323
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 13 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.099% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 9
Average salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £63,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Software Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
10399 11318 11279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.53% 93.03% 94.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8943 9838 10350
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in the City of London

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
3 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (36.84%) OO
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Information Security
6 5 (26.32%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (26.32%) WCF
6 5 (26.32%) jQuery
6 5 (26.32%) CRM
6 5 (26.32%) ERP
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) Campaign Management
6 5 (26.32%) Office 365
6 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
6 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) Java

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) WCF
2 5 (26.32%) jQuery
2 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) CSS3
5 2 (10.53%) Sass
5 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.53%) Java EE
5 2 (10.53%) JSP
5 2 (10.53%) Servlets
5 2 (10.53%) EJB
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) MVC
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) OO
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Information Security
6 5 (26.32%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (26.32%) CRM
6 5 (26.32%) ERP
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 5 (26.32%) Campaign Management
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.79%) UML
8 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
9 2 (10.53%) OOP
9 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 8583
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) IBM