The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 68 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.29% 0.23% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.25% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 4
Average salary £57,500 £61,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.12% +44.11%
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -15.38%
Software Architect
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
672 815 863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.14% 94.99% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 593 723 823
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £21,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in Southampton

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) Visual Studio
2 16 (94.12%) Network Security
2 16 (94.12%) HTML5
3 13 (76.47%) MVC
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (52.94%) RIA
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (52.94%) Product Management
5 9 (52.94%) RESTful
5 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) C++
7 7 (41.18%) SOAP
7 7 (41.18%) XML
7 7 (41.18%) Windows
7 7 (41.18%) OO
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
7 7 (41.18%) Client/Server
7 7 (41.18%) OOD
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (41.18%) CTI
7 7 (41.18%) Multithreading

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Network Security
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Visual Studio
2 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) HTML5
3 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (52.94%) RESTful
5 7 (41.18%) REST
5 7 (41.18%) SOAP
5 7 (41.18%) XML
5 7 (41.18%) WCF
5 7 (41.18%) WPF
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) RIA
2 7 (41.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) MVC
2 9 (52.94%) Product Management
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) OO
4 7 (41.18%) OOD
4 7 (41.18%) Analytics
4 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) EPiServer