The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 789 849 854
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 159 136 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 144 104 97
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,800 £44,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Trend

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

Software Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Software Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architect over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Software Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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
England +73 152 £60,000 +4.34% 21
London +29 40 £72,500 +23.40% 5
Yorkshire +31 26 £55,000 +4.76% 3
West Yorkshire +27 25 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Leeds +25 25 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South East 0 23 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East of England +26 15 £51,750 -13.75% 3
South West -14 15 £72,500 +38.09% 2
East Midlands +10 10 £48,500 -15.65%
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £51,000 -15.00% 2
Leicestershire - 9 £49,500 -
Leicester - 9 £49,500 -
North West +30 8 £60,000 - 3
North East +10 8 £67,500 +42.10%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £67,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £67,500 -
Surrey +2 7 £40,000 -55.55% 2
West Midlands -18 7 £63,750 -8.92% 2
Reading +20 5 £72,000 +10.76%
Berkshire +19 5 £72,000 +10.76%
Manchester +15 5 £67,500 +8.00% 3
Bristol -8 5 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £72,500 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £65,000 -
Cheltenham - 5 £72,500 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £55,000 -
Haywards Heath - 5 £65,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £55,000 -
Scotland -6 4 £65,000 +33.33% 2
Birmingham - 4 £80,000 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 185 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (56.55%) Java
3 116 (40.00%) .NET
4 106 (36.55%) C#
5 98 (33.79%) HTML
6 87 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 82 (28.28%) Scrum
8 76 (26.21%) HTML5
9 63 (21.72%) Software Engineering
10 61 (21.03%) SQL
11 60 (20.69%) XML
12 53 (18.28%) Mentoring
13 52 (17.93%) Degree
13 52 (17.93%) Web Services
13 52 (17.93%) J2EE
14 50 (17.24%) CSS
14 50 (17.24%) Big Data
15 49 (16.90%) ASP.NET
15 49 (16.90%) SOA
16 48 (16.55%) SQL Server
17 47 (16.21%) Open Source
18 46 (15.86%) Software Architecture
19 44 (15.17%) MVC
20 42 (14.48%) C++
20 42 (14.48%) UML
21 39 (13.45%) EJB
22 38 (13.10%) SOAP
22 38 (13.10%) Unix
23 37 (12.76%) PHP
23 37 (12.76%) Microsoft

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 30 (10.34%) JBoss
2 26 (8.97%) WebLogic
3 25 (8.62%) Apache
4 17 (5.86%) Node.js
5 16 (5.52%) Tomcat
6 13 (4.48%) IIS
7 11 (3.79%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.76%) Apache Solr
8 8 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.07%) CMS
10 5 (1.72%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.38%) DNN
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.38%) WordPress
12 3 (1.03%) Jetty
13 2 (0.69%) Facebook Platform
13 2 (0.69%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (8.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.17%) SaaS
2 13 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.69%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) HTTP
2 6 (2.07%) Internet
3 4 (1.38%) SNMP
3 4 (1.38%) VPN
3 4 (1.38%) Wireless
4 3 (1.03%) SSL
5 2 (0.69%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.34%) NAS
6 1 (0.34%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.24%) Big Data
2 48 (16.55%) SQL Server
3 32 (11.03%) MongoDB
4 30 (10.34%) MySQL
5 24 (8.28%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.90%) Hadoop
7 12 (4.14%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.72%) HBase
11 4 (1.38%) Redis
12 3 (1.03%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.03%) GIS
12 3 (1.03%) Riak
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.34%) DB2
14 1 (0.34%) KDB
Development Applications
1 32 (11.03%) Eclipse
1 32 (11.03%) JUnit
2 24 (8.28%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.93%) IntelliJ
3 23 (7.93%) Selenium
4 18 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.17%) JIRA
6 9 (3.10%) Subversion
7 8 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.07%) MSBuild
8 6 (2.07%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.38%) NetBeans
10 3 (1.03%) Mockito
10 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.69%) Grunt
11 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.69%) Maven
12 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (11.03%) Finance
2 30 (10.34%) Marketing
3 20 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.52%) Retail
5 11 (3.79%) Banking
6 10 (3.45%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.76%) Automotive
8 6 (2.07%) Front Office
9 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.38%) Electronics
11 3 (1.03%) French Language
11 3 (1.03%) Military
12 2 (0.69%) Advertising
12 2 (0.69%) Law
12 2 (0.69%) Legal
12 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (40.00%) .NET
2 98 (33.79%) HTML
3 76 (26.21%) HTML5
4 60 (20.69%) XML
5 52 (17.93%) J2EE
5 52 (17.93%) Web Services
6 50 (17.24%) CSS
7 49 (16.90%) ASP.NET
8 39 (13.45%) EJB
9 38 (13.10%) SOAP
10 36 (12.41%) JSON
11 35 (12.07%) REST
12 32 (11.03%) Spring
13 28 (9.66%) jQuery
13 28 (9.66%) RESTful
14 27 (9.31%) J2SE
15 26 (8.97%) Hibernate
16 24 (8.28%) Play Framework
17 23 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (6.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.17%) Biometrics
2 15 (5.17%) Smartcard
3 12 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.72%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.38%) Clustering
6 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.38%) MPEG
6 4 (1.38%) Replication
7 3 (1.03%) Economics
7 3 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.69%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.69%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.10%) Unix
2 25 (8.62%) Windows
3 24 (8.28%) Linux
4 17 (5.86%) Apple iOS
5 16 (5.52%) Android
6 10 (3.45%) Windows NT
6 10 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.38%) Debian
7 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.28%) Scrum
3 63 (21.72%) Software Engineering
4 53 (18.28%) Mentoring
5 49 (16.90%) SOA
6 47 (16.21%) Open Source
7 46 (15.86%) Software Architecture
8 44 (15.17%) MVC
9 42 (14.48%) UML
10 33 (11.38%) Microservices
11 32 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (11.03%) TDD
12 27 (9.31%) SDLC
13 25 (8.62%) Project Management
13 25 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
13 25 (8.62%) Web Development
14 22 (7.59%) Coaching
15 19 (6.55%) OO
15 19 (6.55%) TOGAF
16 18 (6.21%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (56.55%) Java
2 106 (36.55%) C#
3 87 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 61 (21.03%) SQL
5 42 (14.48%) C++
6 37 (12.76%) PHP
7 33 (11.38%) Scala
8 26 (8.97%) C
9 24 (8.28%) Python
10 21 (7.24%) Ruby
11 15 (5.17%) Bash Shell
12 12 (4.14%) PowerShell
12 12 (4.14%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.10%) Perl
14 8 (2.76%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.72%) VB
15 5 (1.72%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.72%) VBA
16 3 (1.03%) Go
17 2 (0.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 52 (17.93%) Degree
2 34 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.34%) MBA
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 14 (4.83%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (8.28%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Btrfs
2 4 (1.38%) NFS
3 1 (0.34%) Snort
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (10.69%) Puppet
2 3 (1.03%) Ansible
2 3 (1.03%) Kibana
2 3 (1.03%) logstash
2 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (12.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (11.72%) Oracle
3 23 (7.93%) webMethods
4 5 (1.72%) Google
4 5 (1.72%) SAP
5 4 (1.38%) InterSystems
5 4 (1.38%) Telerik
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco
6 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.69%) Facebook
6 2 (0.69%) IBM
6 2 (0.69%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.69%) Twitter
7 1 (0.34%) Avaya
7 1 (0.34%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.34%) F5
7 1 (0.34%) Genesys
7 1 (0.34%) Juniper
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) Sun
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 30 days holiday + excellent benefi
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Interview slots available!
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £38,000 - £44,000 per Annum (DOE)
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