The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 596 592 581
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 26 42 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.097% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 48
Average salary £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £55,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £80,000 £78,250
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -15.38%
Software Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41131 43401 41192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.17% 93.52% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 35099 36258 34578
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £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 London

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Architect
Salary Trend in London

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in London

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in London

Software Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
City of London +16 2 £77,500 +24.00%
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (67.80%) Java
3 37 (62.71%) .NET
4 35 (59.32%) C#
5 29 (49.15%) Software Engineering
6 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
7 25 (42.37%) C
7 25 (42.37%) MVC
8 24 (40.68%) ASP.NET
8 24 (40.68%) DevOps
9 23 (38.98%) Degree
9 23 (38.98%) Computer Science
10 21 (35.59%) Retail
10 21 (35.59%) C++
10 21 (35.59%) OO
10 21 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (35.59%) Mobile App
11 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
12 19 (32.20%) OOD
12 19 (32.20%) Data Structures
12 19 (32.20%) Algorithms
12 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (32.20%) Software Deployment
13 14 (23.73%) Photography
13 14 (23.73%) Publishing
14 13 (22.03%) SQL
15 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
16 9 (15.25%) SOA
16 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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 8 (13.56%) Apache
2 5 (8.47%) JBoss
3 3 (5.08%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.69%) LDAP
2 1 (1.69%) GPRS
2 1 (1.69%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.69%) DHCP
2 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.69%) SNMP
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) Wireless
2 1 (1.69%) Network Security
2 1 (1.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.47%) Big Data
3 4 (6.78%) Jackrabbit
3 4 (6.78%) MySQL
4 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) Riak
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) JUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) Mockito
4 2 (3.39%) Maven
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.69%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) TestNG
5 1 (1.69%) Moq
5 1 (1.69%) Calabash
5 1 (1.69%) Grunt
5 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.69%) gulp
General
1 21 (35.59%) Retail
2 14 (23.73%) Publishing
3 4 (6.78%) Advertising
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (62.71%) .NET
2 24 (40.68%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (13.56%) HTML5
4 8 (13.56%) HTML
5 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
6 5 (8.47%) REST
6 5 (8.47%) Web Services
6 5 (8.47%) XML
6 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
6 5 (8.47%) Spring
6 5 (8.47%) JSON
7 4 (6.78%) CSS
7 4 (6.78%) Apache Sling
8 3 (5.08%) jQuery
8 3 (5.08%) SOAP
8 3 (5.08%) J2EE
9 2 (3.39%) EJB
9 2 (3.39%) JSF
9 2 (3.39%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) Computer Science
2 21 (35.59%) Mobile App
3 19 (32.20%) Data Structures
3 19 (32.20%) Algorithms
4 14 (23.73%) Photography
5 3 (5.08%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.69%) Neural Network
7 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.69%) Physics
7 1 (1.69%) Life Science
7 1 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
1 3 (5.08%) Android
2 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.39%) UNIX
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Software Engineering
3 25 (42.37%) MVC
4 24 (40.68%) DevOps
5 21 (35.59%) OO
6 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
7 19 (32.20%) Software Deployment
7 19 (32.20%) OOD
8 9 (15.25%) SOA
8 9 (15.25%) Open Source
8 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.86%) Scrum
10 6 (10.17%) Content Management
10 6 (10.17%) TDD
11 5 (8.47%) Web Development
11 5 (8.47%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Software Delivery
12 4 (6.78%) Release Management
12 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) Java
2 35 (59.32%) C#
3 25 (42.37%) C
4 21 (35.59%) C++
5 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.17%) Python
8 5 (8.47%) Ruby
9 4 (6.78%) Scala
10 1 (1.69%) R
10 1 (1.69%) F#
10 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) PMP
2 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
1 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Tableau
3 2 (3.39%) webMethods
3 2 (3.39%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin