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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 289 314 309
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.021% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 16
Average salary £77,500 £62,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -15.38%
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
8800 10739 10997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.04% 92.71% 93.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7604 9046 9719
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Mockito
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (28.57%) Riak
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Pig
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) MapReduce
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Google
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) GlassFish
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) GlassFish
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Pig
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (28.57%) Riak
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Mockito
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Guice
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 1 (14.29%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) MapReduce
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Pattern Recognition
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) F#
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (14.29%) R
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle