The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 91 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 3 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.25% 0.75% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.78% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 3
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Software Architect
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1168 1160 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.57% 96.75% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1014 821
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Architect
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in South Wales

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in South Wales

Software Architect
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
Cardiff -7 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Newport - 1 £72,500 -
Software Architect
Wales

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Streaming Video
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
1 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (20.00%) Online Security
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Lisp
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
1 2 (40.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Online Security
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Erlang
1 1 (20.00%) Haskell
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Lisp
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore