The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 417 438 413
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 26 10 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.044% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.047% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 23
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £53,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,750 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19673 21309 20287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 94.78% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16421 16755 16735
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Hampshire +39 17 £57,500 -6.12% 1
Oxfordshire +7 5 £62,500 -10.71% 2
Surrey +15 2 £65,000 +19.26% 1
Berkshire - 2 £65,000 -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 46 (61.33%) .NET
2 44 (58.67%) C#
3 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (45.33%) Java
5 32 (42.67%) HTML
6 30 (40.00%) MVC
7 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
8 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 24 (32.00%) Finance
10 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
10 23 (30.67%) HTML5
11 22 (29.33%) XML
12 20 (26.67%) OO
13 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
14 18 (24.00%) OOD
14 18 (24.00%) Software Architecture
15 17 (22.67%) CSS
16 16 (21.33%) Windows
16 16 (21.33%) SQL
16 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
16 16 (21.33%) Degree
16 16 (21.33%) REST
17 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (20.00%) Network Security
17 15 (20.00%) Scrum
17 15 (20.00%) Web Services
17 15 (20.00%) SOAP
18 14 (18.67%) J2EE
18 14 (18.67%) SOA
18 14 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 5 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) Documentum
2 3 (4.00%) FileNet
3 2 (2.67%) CMS
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Network Security
2 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.00%) Redis
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.67%) MySQL
7 2 (2.67%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.33%) Big Data
8 1 (1.33%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (14.67%) Subversion
4 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.00%) JIRA
6 6 (8.00%) Maven
7 2 (2.67%) JUnit
8 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (61.33%) .NET
2 32 (42.67%) HTML
3 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
3 23 (30.67%) HTML5
4 22 (29.33%) XML
5 17 (22.67%) CSS
6 16 (21.33%) REST
7 15 (20.00%) SOAP
7 15 (20.00%) Web Services
7 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (18.67%) J2EE
9 11 (14.67%) jQuery
9 11 (14.67%) WCF
10 9 (12.00%) RESTful
11 7 (9.33%) Ajax
11 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
11 7 (9.33%) Java EE
11 7 (9.33%) XHTML
12 6 (8.00%) XML Schema
12 6 (8.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) RIA
2 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.00%) Social Media
4 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) DTV
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) UNIX
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.00%) Windows NT
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.67%) Android
5 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.67%) Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) MVC
3 20 (26.67%) OO
4 18 (24.00%) OOD
4 18 (24.00%) Software Architecture
5 15 (20.00%) Scrum
6 14 (18.67%) SOA
7 12 (16.00%) UML
8 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
9 10 (13.33%) API Development
10 9 (12.00%) Product Management
10 9 (12.00%) Programme Management
11 7 (9.33%) Content Management
11 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.33%) Analytics
12 6 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
12 6 (8.00%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.00%) SDLC
12 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
12 6 (8.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) C#
2 34 (45.33%) Java
3 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.33%) SQL
5 7 (9.33%) C++
6 6 (8.00%) COBOL
6 6 (8.00%) XQuery
6 6 (8.00%) C
6 6 (8.00%) XPath
7 2 (2.67%) VB6
7 2 (2.67%) VB
7 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Degree
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 6 (8.00%) iRise
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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