The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 428 405 390
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 7 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 38 48
Average salary £62,500 £70,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £48,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21506 20964 22168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.87% 95.02% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17227 17288 18941
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Architect
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
Surrey -11 3 £54,500 -16.15%
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire +3 1 £60,000 -27.27%
Hampshire -11 1 £65,000 -21.21%
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) OO
5 10 (35.71%) UML
6 9 (32.14%) Scrum
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Data Architecture
7 8 (28.57%) XML
7 8 (28.57%) SOA
7 8 (28.57%) XML Schema
7 8 (28.57%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (21.43%) HTML
8 6 (21.43%) CSS
8 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 5 (17.86%) WCF
9 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) MySQL
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) XSLT
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Software Architecture
11 3 (10.71%) Spring
11 3 (10.71%) Web Services
11 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) WebObjects
1 2 (7.14%) Subversion
1 2 (7.14%) Ant
1 2 (7.14%) JUnit
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) XML Schema
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
3 6 (21.43%) jQuery
4 5 (17.86%) WCF
5 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.29%) XSLT
6 3 (10.71%) Spring
6 3 (10.71%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) Middleware
7 2 (7.14%) Java EE
7 2 (7.14%) Servlets
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5
7 2 (7.14%) CSS3
8 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.57%) JSON
8 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) OO
4 10 (35.71%) UML
5 9 (32.14%) Scrum
6 8 (28.57%) Data Architecture
6 8 (28.57%) SOA
7 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.29%) Software Architecture
9 3 (10.71%) MVC
10 2 (7.14%) Process Management
10 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.14%) CRM
10 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
10 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 2 (7.14%) Time Management
10 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) C
3 3 (10.71%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.57%) C-shell
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss