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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 782 746 685
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 106 107 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 79 99 177
Average salary £60,000 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
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
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -8 43 £62,500 -10.71% 1
East of England -1 17 £71,250 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire -40 15 £53,750 +19.44% 1
North West -12 10 £55,000 +4.76%
South West -12 10 £50,000 -9.09%
South East -34 10 £62,500 -10.71%
West Midlands -11 3 £50,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -19 2 £55,000 -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 110 (49.55%) .NET
2 93 (41.89%) Java
3 80 (36.04%) C#
4 53 (23.87%) SQL Server
5 52 (23.42%) OO
6 48 (21.62%) Finance
7 45 (20.27%) MVC
7 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (19.82%) ASP.NET
9 43 (19.37%) Software Engineering
10 40 (18.02%) Web Services
11 37 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 36 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (15.77%) Oracle
14 31 (13.96%) Scrum
14 31 (13.96%) UML
15 30 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
16 29 (13.06%) WCF
16 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
17 28 (12.61%) HTML
18 27 (12.16%) Software Architecture
19 26 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (11.71%) SOA
20 25 (11.26%) Linux
20 25 (11.26%) SQL
20 25 (11.26%) Spring
21 23 (10.36%) CSS
22 22 (9.91%) C
23 21 (9.46%) Technical Architecture
23 21 (9.46%) Client/Server

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (4.50%) Node.js
3 9 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.15%) Jetty
5 6 (2.70%) IIS
5 6 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.35%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.90%) Apache
8 2 (0.90%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.80%) Office 365
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) Internet
1 4 (1.80%) 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 53 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.66%) MySQL
3 9 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.70%) Big Data
5 6 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.70%) LLVM
3 6 (2.70%) GCC
4 5 (2.25%) Subversion
5 4 (1.80%) Maven
5 4 (1.80%) NetBeans
5 4 (1.80%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.80%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.80%) CA Gen
6 3 (1.35%) JUnit
7 2 (0.90%) Ant
7 2 (0.90%) WebObjects
7 2 (0.90%) NUnit
7 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.90%) MSTest
7 2 (0.90%) Moq
8 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 48 (21.62%) Finance
2 14 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.05%) Banking
4 7 (3.15%) Publishing
5 6 (2.70%) Retail
5 6 (2.70%) Electronics
6 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.80%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.80%) Local Government
7 3 (1.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (49.55%) .NET
2 44 (19.82%) ASP.NET
3 40 (18.02%) Web Services
4 29 (13.06%) WCF
5 28 (12.61%) HTML
6 26 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (11.26%) Spring
8 23 (10.36%) CSS
9 17 (7.66%) jQuery
10 16 (7.21%) J2EE
10 16 (7.21%) .NET Framework
11 15 (6.76%) XML
12 14 (6.31%) Middleware
13 12 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (5.41%) SOAP
13 12 (5.41%) HTML5
14 10 (4.50%) Java EE
14 10 (4.50%) Servlets
15 9 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 8 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (9.46%) Client/Server
3 19 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 19 (8.56%) Digital Media
4 13 (5.86%) Open Source
5 7 (3.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.35%) DTV
6 3 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.90%) iPad
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 2 (0.90%) Physics
7 2 (0.90%) PDA
8 1 (0.45%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.26%) Linux
2 14 (6.31%) UNIX
3 10 (4.50%) Windows
4 5 (2.25%) Android
4 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.42%) OO
2 45 (20.27%) MVC
2 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (19.37%) Software Engineering
4 31 (13.96%) Scrum
4 31 (13.96%) UML
5 30 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 27 (12.16%) Software Architecture
7 26 (11.71%) SOA
8 21 (9.46%) Technical Architecture
9 19 (8.56%) OOD
9 19 (8.56%) OOP
9 19 (8.56%) TDD
10 17 (7.66%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.21%) Project Management
12 13 (5.86%) E-Commerce
13 10 (4.50%) Process Management
13 10 (4.50%) Waterfall
14 9 (4.05%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (41.89%) Java
2 80 (36.04%) C#
3 37 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.26%) SQL
5 22 (9.91%) C
6 20 (9.01%) C++
6 20 (9.01%) Python
7 19 (8.56%) Ruby
8 10 (4.50%) PHP
9 9 (4.05%) Perl
10 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.80%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.80%) Fortran
13 3 (1.35%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.35%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.90%) F#
15 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 19 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.11%) Degree
3 10 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) PhD
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.70%) QEMU
1 6 (2.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (15.77%) Oracle
2 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.41%) Rackspace
4 10 (4.50%) JBoss
5 5 (2.25%) IBM
6 4 (1.80%) HP
6 4 (1.80%) CA
6 4 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.80%) Teradata
6 4 (1.80%) Netezza
7 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.90%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.45%) Huawei
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Borland
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