The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 135 148 127
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 21 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.42% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 7
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% -17.77%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Software Architecture
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2621 2645 2317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.85% 81.48% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1692 1709 1542
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Software Architecture Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in Scotland

Software Architecture
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Edinburgh +9 12 £38,500 +4.05% 4
Glasgow - 9 £40,000 - 1
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 33 (91.67%) C#
1 33 (91.67%) .NET
2 26 (72.22%) Degree
2 26 (72.22%) Computer Science
3 25 (69.44%) Software Engineering
3 25 (69.44%) Visual Studio
4 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (66.67%) TDD
5 23 (63.89%) Subversion
6 22 (61.11%) Mathematics
7 20 (55.56%) C
7 20 (55.56%) C++
7 20 (55.56%) Windows
7 20 (55.56%) WPF
7 20 (55.56%) Visualisation
8 19 (52.78%) Qt
8 19 (52.78%) Unit Testing
8 19 (52.78%) CUDA
8 19 (52.78%) Waterfall
8 19 (52.78%) Direct3D
8 19 (52.78%) 3D Visualisation
8 19 (52.78%) Linear Algebra
8 19 (52.78%) OOP
8 19 (52.78%) STL
8 19 (52.78%) VC++
8 19 (52.78%) UNIX
8 19 (52.78%) Ethernet
8 19 (52.78%) OpenGL
8 19 (52.78%) MFC
8 19 (52.78%) Electronics

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) OLAP
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) Visual Studio
2 23 (63.89%) Subversion
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (52.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Chief Technology Officer
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) .NET
2 20 (55.56%) WPF
3 19 (52.78%) Qt
3 19 (52.78%) Direct3D
3 19 (52.78%) STL
3 19 (52.78%) OpenGL
3 19 (52.78%) MFC
4 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (27.78%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (13.89%) CSS
8 4 (11.11%) NHibernate
9 3 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (8.33%) Spring.NET
9 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.56%) Kafka
10 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
11 1 (2.78%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (72.22%) Computer Science
2 22 (61.11%) Mathematics
3 20 (55.56%) Visualisation
4 19 (52.78%) CUDA
5 3 (8.33%) User Experience
5 3 (8.33%) Open Source
5 3 (8.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Software Engineering
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) TDD
3 19 (52.78%) Unit Testing
3 19 (52.78%) Waterfall
3 19 (52.78%) 3D Visualisation
3 19 (52.78%) Linear Algebra
3 19 (52.78%) OOP
4 10 (27.78%) SOA
5 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.22%) Web Development
7 5 (13.89%) MVC
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) UX Design
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) B2B
10 2 (5.56%) OO
10 2 (5.56%) Analytics
11 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 33 (91.67%) C#
2 20 (55.56%) C
2 20 (55.56%) C++
3 19 (52.78%) VC++
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Iron Speed
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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