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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 766 762 670
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -92
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 104 116 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 91 99 177
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
99709 96961 103968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.70% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83629 79597 90269
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -8 30 £78,750 +12.50% 7
North West -3 20 £55,000 - 2
East of England -13 19 £62,500 +2.04% 1
South East +14 17 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East Midlands +20 9 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire -27 6 £65,000 +44.44% 3
West Midlands -3 3 £70,000 +3.70%
South West -16 2 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 87 (40.85%) .NET
2 78 (36.62%) C#
3 67 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (29.58%) Java
5 60 (28.17%) Software Engineering
6 50 (23.47%) OO
7 43 (20.19%) Finance
8 41 (19.25%) C
9 40 (18.78%) Software Architecture
10 37 (17.37%) JavaScript
10 37 (17.37%) Web Services
10 37 (17.37%) MVC
11 33 (15.49%) Microsoft
12 31 (14.55%) C++
13 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
13 30 (14.08%) SOA
13 30 (14.08%) Degree
14 29 (13.62%) SQL
15 28 (13.15%) ASP.NET
16 26 (12.21%) TDD
17 24 (11.27%) Python
17 24 (11.27%) OOP
18 23 (10.80%) Scrum
18 23 (10.80%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (10.80%) Mentoring
19 22 (10.33%) Linux
19 22 (10.33%) Computer Science
20 21 (9.86%) UML
20 21 (9.86%) Oracle
21 20 (9.39%) WCF

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.82%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.88%) ArchestrA
4 3 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.41%) Drupal
4 3 (1.41%) nginx
4 3 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.35%) MS Office
2 5 (2.35%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.35%) Office 365
4 4 (1.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Heroku
5 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (0.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.98%) MySQL
3 10 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.82%) Big Data
6 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.88%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Visual Studio
1 9 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.88%) MSTest
2 4 (1.88%) Moq
2 4 (1.88%) NUnit
2 4 (1.88%) Subversion
2 4 (1.88%) JUnit
3 3 (1.41%) LLVM
3 3 (1.41%) GCC
4 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.94%) JIRA
4 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Ant
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
General
1 43 (20.19%) Finance
2 17 (7.98%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.04%) Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Automotive
4 6 (2.82%) Law
5 5 (2.35%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.35%) Electronics
6 4 (1.88%) Games
6 4 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Publishing
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (40.85%) .NET
2 37 (17.37%) Web Services
3 28 (13.15%) ASP.NET
4 20 (9.39%) WCF
4 20 (9.39%) jQuery
5 17 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (7.98%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.98%) CSS
6 15 (7.04%) HTML
7 12 (5.63%) XML
8 11 (5.16%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (4.69%) J2EE
10 9 (4.23%) SOAP
11 8 (3.76%) CSS3
11 8 (3.76%) HTML5
12 6 (2.82%) REST
12 6 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (2.82%) WPF
12 6 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.80%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (10.33%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.63%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.69%) Digital Media
4 10 (4.69%) Open Source
5 9 (4.23%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.82%) Cryptography
6 6 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.35%) Physics
7 5 (2.35%) Blog
8 4 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.88%) User Experience
9 3 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.94%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.94%) Social Network
10 2 (0.94%) PDA
10 2 (0.94%) Robotics
10 2 (0.94%) Mechatronics
10 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.33%) Linux
2 13 (6.10%) UNIX
2 13 (6.10%) Windows
3 6 (2.82%) Android
3 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (28.17%) Software Engineering
3 50 (23.47%) OO
4 40 (18.78%) Software Architecture
5 37 (17.37%) MVC
6 30 (14.08%) SOA
7 26 (12.21%) TDD
8 24 (11.27%) OOP
9 23 (10.80%) Scrum
9 23 (10.80%) Mentoring
10 21 (9.86%) UML
11 19 (8.92%) Project Management
12 17 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
13 13 (6.10%) MVVM
14 11 (5.16%) Data Protection
14 11 (5.16%) Information Security
15 9 (4.23%) TOGAF
16 8 (3.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 78 (36.62%) C#
2 63 (29.58%) Java
3 41 (19.25%) C
4 37 (17.37%) JavaScript
5 31 (14.55%) C++
6 29 (13.62%) SQL
7 24 (11.27%) Python
8 14 (6.57%) PHP
8 14 (6.57%) Ruby
9 11 (5.16%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.16%) Embedded C
10 9 (4.23%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.35%) F#
13 4 (1.88%) Scala
13 4 (1.88%) Fortran
14 3 (1.41%) Clojure
14 3 (1.41%) Erlang
15 2 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (14.08%) Degree
2 3 (1.41%) MCSE
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (0.94%) CSSLP
3 2 (0.94%) PhD
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.41%) QEMU
1 3 (1.41%) KVM
2 2 (0.94%) Firmware
2 2 (0.94%) Varnish
3 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
1 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.86%) Oracle
3 6 (2.82%) Rackspace
4 5 (2.35%) Twitter
5 4 (1.88%) Wonderware
6 3 (1.41%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.94%) Facebook
7 2 (0.94%) VMware
8 1 (0.47%) Google
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
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Salary: £38000 - £52000 per annum + pension, flexible hours, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding of Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
York
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + upto 20% bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + pension, health, bonus, travel
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