The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 763 755 671
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 109 98 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.098% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 84 86 179
Average salary £61,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.62% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -8.00%
Software Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100964 94057 104141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82543 79050 89527
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in England

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in England

Software Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 38 £66,250 -5.35% 4
East of England -8 22 £66,250 +1.92% 5
Yorkshire -27 19 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South East -18 14 £58,750 -16.07% 3
South West -20 10 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands -12 6 £70,000 +9.80%
North West -15 6 £55,000 +4.76%
East Midlands 0 2 £55,000 -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 101 (45.29%) .NET
2 92 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (39.01%) Java
4 74 (33.18%) C#
5 51 (22.87%) OO
6 49 (21.97%) Finance
7 47 (21.08%) SQL Server
8 46 (20.63%) MVC
9 43 (19.28%) ASP.NET
10 42 (18.83%) Web Services
10 42 (18.83%) Software Engineering
11 39 (17.49%) Oracle
12 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
13 35 (15.70%) Enterprise Software
14 33 (14.80%) Software Architecture
15 32 (14.35%) UML
16 31 (13.90%) Scrum
17 30 (13.45%) Mentoring
18 29 (13.00%) C
18 29 (13.00%) Enterprise Architecture
19 26 (11.66%) Microsoft
19 26 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC
20 25 (11.21%) SQL
20 25 (11.21%) OOP
20 25 (11.21%) WCF
21 23 (10.31%) Linux
21 23 (10.31%) SOA
21 23 (10.31%) HTML
22 22 (9.87%) Technical Architecture
22 22 (9.87%) Spring

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 13 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.04%) Node.js
2 9 (4.04%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.14%) Jetty
4 6 (2.69%) IIS
4 6 (2.69%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.90%) ArchestrA
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Heroku
5 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Internet
1 4 (1.79%) SCCP
2 2 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) GPRS
3 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) MySQL
3 9 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.69%) Big Data
5 6 (2.69%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.69%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.69%) LLVM
3 6 (2.69%) GCC
4 5 (2.24%) Subversion
5 4 (1.79%) Maven
5 4 (1.79%) NetBeans
5 4 (1.79%) NUnit
5 4 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.79%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.79%) MSTest
5 4 (1.79%) Moq
5 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.79%) CA Gen
6 3 (1.35%) JUnit
7 2 (0.90%) Ant
7 2 (0.90%) WebObjects
7 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 49 (21.97%) Finance
2 17 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.93%) Banking
4 8 (3.59%) Electronics
5 6 (2.69%) Publishing
6 5 (2.24%) Retail
6 5 (2.24%) Automotive
7 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.79%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.79%) Local Government
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (45.29%) .NET
2 43 (19.28%) ASP.NET
3 42 (18.83%) Web Services
4 26 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (11.21%) WCF
6 23 (10.31%) HTML
7 22 (9.87%) Spring
8 20 (8.97%) CSS
9 16 (7.17%) J2EE
9 16 (7.17%) jQuery
10 15 (6.73%) .NET Framework
11 12 (5.38%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (5.38%) SOAP
12 11 (4.93%) XML
12 11 (4.93%) Middleware
13 10 (4.48%) HTML5
13 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (4.04%) Servlets
15 8 (3.59%) REST
15 8 (3.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.70%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 19 (8.52%) Client/Server
3 19 (8.52%) Digital Media
4 14 (6.28%) Open Source
5 13 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.04%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.79%) Physics
7 4 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Firmware
8 3 (1.35%) DTV
8 3 (1.35%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.90%) Clustering
9 2 (0.90%) PDA
9 2 (0.90%) Robotics
9 2 (0.90%) Mechatronics
9 2 (0.90%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.31%) Linux
2 13 (5.83%) UNIX
3 9 (4.04%) Windows
4 6 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.24%) Android
6 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (22.87%) OO
3 46 (20.63%) MVC
4 42 (18.83%) Software Engineering
5 33 (14.80%) Software Architecture
6 32 (14.35%) UML
7 31 (13.90%) Scrum
8 30 (13.45%) Mentoring
9 29 (13.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 25 (11.21%) OOP
11 23 (10.31%) SOA
12 22 (9.87%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (8.07%) TDD
14 17 (7.62%) OOD
15 15 (6.73%) Project Management
15 15 (6.73%) Requirements Analysis
16 14 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (5.83%) E-Commerce
18 10 (4.48%) MVVM
18 10 (4.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.01%) Java
2 74 (33.18%) C#
3 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.00%) C
5 25 (11.21%) SQL
6 21 (9.42%) C++
7 19 (8.52%) Python
8 18 (8.07%) Ruby
9 11 (4.93%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.48%) PHP
11 8 (3.59%) Perl
12 7 (3.14%) Embedded C
13 5 (2.24%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.79%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.79%) Fortran
14 4 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.35%) F#
16 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) Degree
2 14 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) MCSE
4 2 (0.90%) PhD
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.69%) QEMU
1 6 (2.69%) KVM
2 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 39 (17.49%) Oracle
2 26 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.83%) Rackspace
4 7 (3.14%) JBoss
5 5 (2.24%) IBM
6 4 (1.79%) HP
6 4 (1.79%) CA
6 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.79%) Teradata
6 4 (1.79%) Netezza
6 4 (1.79%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Huawei
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Borland
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nr Ipswich, Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + pension, health, bonus, dental, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £60 - £75000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Parking, Dental
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £75k - 90k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago