The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 766 746 703
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 115 124 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 95 114 170
Average salary £60,000 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 August 2014 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 August 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
England -79 97 £60,000 -14.28% 15
London -37 45 £65,000 -7.14% 3
North West +3 12 £55,000 -
Manchester +3 11 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England -10 11 £72,500 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire -23 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire +15 10 £72,500 -19.44% 4
South West -14 10 £58,000 +22.10% 6
Scotland 0 9 £47,500 - 4
Leeds -30 9 £50,000 +11.11%
West Yorkshire -40 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridge +5 7 £72,500 -19.44% 4
City of London -17 6 £65,000 -3.70%
South East -40 6 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Bristol - 6 £50,000 - 6
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 - 2
Fife - 4 £47,500 -
Dorset -4 3 £70,000 +55.55%
Wales -5 3 £85,000 +88.88%
Surrey -8 3 £54,500 -16.15%
Swansea - 3 £85,000 -
West Wales - 3 £85,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Dunfermline - 2 £47,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £49,000 -
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £70,000 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Southampton +10 1 £65,000 +52.94%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 125 (48.64%) .NET
2 118 (45.91%) Java
3 93 (36.19%) C#
4 65 (25.29%) SQL Server
5 64 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (21.01%) ASP.NET
7 53 (20.62%) OO
8 50 (19.46%) MVC
9 49 (19.07%) Spring
10 48 (18.68%) Software Engineering
11 46 (17.90%) Finance
12 42 (16.34%) JavaScript
13 41 (15.95%) Scrum
14 39 (15.18%) Web Services
14 39 (15.18%) Security Cleared
15 35 (13.62%) Oracle
16 34 (13.23%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (13.23%) HTML
16 34 (13.23%) Microsoft
17 33 (12.84%) Middleware
17 33 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (12.84%) WCF
18 31 (12.06%) Software Architecture
19 30 (11.67%) Java EE
20 29 (11.28%) TDD
20 29 (11.28%) UML
21 28 (10.89%) Process Management
21 28 (10.89%) Technical Architecture
21 28 (10.89%) SC Cleared
22 27 (10.51%) CSS

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 18 (7.00%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (4.28%) Tomcat
2 11 (4.28%) Node.js
3 9 (3.50%) Jetty
4 8 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.72%) IIS
6 4 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.17%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.78%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.78%) Apache
8 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) SCCP
1 4 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
2 1 (0.39%) GPRS
2 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.39%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.23%) MySQL
3 9 (3.50%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.72%) Big Data
4 7 (2.72%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.95%) Subversion
3 5 (1.95%) NetBeans
3 5 (1.95%) JUnit
4 4 (1.56%) CA Gen
4 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.56%) GCC
4 4 (1.56%) LLVM
4 4 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.56%) Maven
5 3 (1.17%) Ant
5 3 (1.17%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.78%) WebObjects
6 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 46 (17.90%) Finance
2 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.11%) Banking
4 7 (2.72%) Retail
4 7 (2.72%) Publishing
5 6 (2.33%) Marketing
6 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.56%) Games
6 4 (1.56%) Electronics
6 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.56%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (48.64%) .NET
2 54 (21.01%) ASP.NET
3 49 (19.07%) Spring
4 39 (15.18%) Web Services
5 34 (13.23%) HTML
6 33 (12.84%) Middleware
6 33 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (12.84%) WCF
7 30 (11.67%) Java EE
8 27 (10.51%) CSS
9 22 (8.56%) jQuery
10 21 (8.17%) .NET Framework
11 18 (7.00%) J2EE
11 18 (7.00%) XML
12 16 (6.23%) SOAP
13 14 (5.45%) HTML5
14 11 (4.28%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 10 (3.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 10 (3.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.23%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (9.34%) Client/Server
3 21 (8.17%) Digital Media
4 19 (7.39%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.39%) Open Source
5 4 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.17%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.17%) DTV
7 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.78%) iPad
7 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.78%) PDA
7 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 1 (0.39%) Wiki
8 1 (0.39%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.34%) Linux
2 15 (5.84%) UNIX
3 10 (3.89%) Windows
4 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.56%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (20.62%) OO
3 50 (19.46%) MVC
4 48 (18.68%) Software Engineering
5 41 (15.95%) Scrum
6 31 (12.06%) Software Architecture
7 29 (11.28%) TDD
7 29 (11.28%) UML
8 28 (10.89%) Process Management
8 28 (10.89%) Technical Architecture
9 26 (10.12%) SOA
10 23 (8.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 21 (8.17%) OOD
12 19 (7.39%) Requirements Analysis
13 18 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (5.45%) Project Management
15 13 (5.06%) Waterfall
16 12 (4.67%) OOP
16 12 (4.67%) E-Commerce
17 10 (3.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (45.91%) Java
2 93 (36.19%) C#
3 42 (16.34%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.73%) SQL
5 20 (7.78%) Python
6 19 (7.39%) Ruby
7 17 (6.61%) C++
8 13 (5.06%) C
9 10 (3.89%) Perl
9 10 (3.89%) PHP
10 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.17%) Fortran
12 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.39%) F#
13 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.39%) C-shell
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.56%) Degree
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.56%) KVM
1 4 (1.56%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (13.62%) Oracle
2 34 (13.23%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.78%) JBoss
4 11 (4.28%) Rackspace
5 5 (1.95%) Teradata
5 5 (1.95%) Netezza
5 5 (1.95%) IBM
6 4 (1.56%) HP
6 4 (1.56%) CA
6 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.17%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.39%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.39%) KANA
9 1 (0.39%) Huawei
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Borland
9 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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Salary: 50,000
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Salary: From £45,000 to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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