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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 755 761 691
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 118 98 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 94 81 158
Average salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
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
101049 94581 101587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.55% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83422 79408 87220
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -26 30 £70,000 -6.66%
East of England +11 28 £63,750 +15.90% 3
South East -2 22 £58,750 -9.61% 2
Yorkshire -38 19 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West -22 9 £55,000 -2.22% 2
South West -24 8 £50,000 -13.04%
West Midlands -24 8 £70,000 +9.80%
East Midlands - 4 £48,750 - 1
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 93 (42.27%) .NET
2 89 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (36.82%) Java
4 74 (33.64%) C#
5 54 (24.55%) Software Engineering
6 49 (22.27%) Finance
7 48 (21.82%) OO
8 41 (18.64%) JavaScript
8 41 (18.64%) MVC
9 40 (18.18%) Web Services
10 38 (17.27%) SQL Server
10 38 (17.27%) Software Architecture
11 35 (15.91%) C
11 35 (15.91%) Oracle
11 35 (15.91%) ASP.NET
12 29 (13.18%) UML
13 28 (12.73%) OOP
13 28 (12.73%) Mentoring
14 27 (12.27%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (12.27%) SOA
15 26 (11.82%) Linux
15 26 (11.82%) Microsoft
16 25 (11.36%) TDD
17 24 (10.91%) Degree
17 24 (10.91%) Scrum
18 23 (10.45%) Project Management
18 23 (10.45%) Technical Architecture
19 22 (10.00%) WCF
19 22 (10.00%) C++
19 22 (10.00%) SQL

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 8 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.73%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.27%) Node.js
3 5 (2.27%) JBoss
4 4 (1.82%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.91%) IIS
6 2 (0.91%) Jetty
6 2 (0.91%) ArchestrA
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.27%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.36%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.27%) Office 365
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) Heroku
6 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) Internet
2 4 (1.82%) SCCP
3 2 (0.91%) FTP
4 1 (0.45%) GPRS
4 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.64%) MySQL
3 7 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.73%) Big Data
5 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.73%) LLVM
3 6 (2.73%) GCC
4 5 (2.27%) JUnit
5 4 (1.82%) Maven
5 4 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.82%) NetBeans
5 4 (1.82%) NUnit
5 4 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.82%) CA Gen
5 4 (1.82%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.82%) MSTest
5 4 (1.82%) Moq
6 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.91%) Subversion
6 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 49 (22.27%) Finance
2 21 (9.55%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.91%) Banking
4 7 (3.18%) Publishing
4 7 (3.18%) Electronics
5 6 (2.73%) Automotive
6 5 (2.27%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.27%) Retail
7 4 (1.82%) Games
8 3 (1.36%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (42.27%) .NET
2 40 (18.18%) Web Services
3 35 (15.91%) ASP.NET
4 22 (10.00%) WCF
4 22 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 20 (9.09%) HTML
6 19 (8.64%) CSS
7 16 (7.27%) Spring
7 16 (7.27%) jQuery
8 14 (6.36%) J2EE
9 13 (5.91%) SOAP
10 12 (5.45%) XML
10 12 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (4.55%) Middleware
11 10 (4.55%) HTML5
11 10 (4.55%) AngularJS
11 10 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (4.09%) REST
12 9 (4.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.82%) Open Source
4 12 (5.45%) Mathematics
5 11 (5.00%) Digital Media
6 9 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.64%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.27%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.27%) Physics
9 4 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.91%) DTV
11 2 (0.91%) PDA
11 2 (0.91%) Robotics
11 2 (0.91%) Mechatronics
11 2 (0.91%) Blog
11 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.82%) Linux
2 17 (7.73%) UNIX
3 12 (5.45%) Windows
4 4 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.36%) Android
5 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.55%) Software Engineering
3 48 (21.82%) OO
4 41 (18.64%) MVC
5 38 (17.27%) Software Architecture
6 29 (13.18%) UML
7 28 (12.73%) OOP
7 28 (12.73%) Mentoring
8 27 (12.27%) SOA
9 25 (11.36%) TDD
10 24 (10.91%) Scrum
11 23 (10.45%) Project Management
11 23 (10.45%) Technical Architecture
12 20 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.91%) E-Commerce
15 12 (5.45%) MVVM
16 10 (4.55%) Data Protection
16 10 (4.55%) Information Security
17 9 (4.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.82%) Java
2 74 (33.64%) C#
3 41 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 35 (15.91%) C
5 22 (10.00%) C++
5 22 (10.00%) SQL
6 19 (8.64%) Python
6 19 (8.64%) Ruby
7 11 (5.00%) PHP
7 11 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.55%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.18%) Perl
10 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.82%) Fortran
11 4 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.82%) F#
12 2 (0.91%) Scala
12 2 (0.91%) Clojure
12 2 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (10.91%) Degree
2 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.36%) MCSE
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (0.91%) PhD
5 1 (0.45%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.73%) QEMU
1 6 (2.73%) KVM
2 2 (0.91%) Firmware
3 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.82%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (15.91%) Oracle
2 26 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.91%) Rackspace
4 5 (2.27%) IBM
4 5 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.82%) Netezza
5 4 (1.82%) Teradata
5 4 (1.82%) HP
5 4 (1.82%) CA
5 4 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.91%) SAP
6 2 (0.91%) VMware
6 2 (0.91%) Wonderware
6 2 (0.91%) Twitter
7 1 (0.45%) Google
7 1 (0.45%) Huawei
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.45%) Borland
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