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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 765 770 701
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 131 101 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.094% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.100% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 104 83 160
Average salary £58,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.07% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 +6 118 £60,000 -11.11% 9
London -26 30 £70,000 -6.66%
East of England +11 28 £63,750 +15.90% 3
South East -2 22 £58,750 -9.61% 2
Cambridgeshire +21 21 £66,250 +20.45% 1
Cambridge +12 21 £66,250 +20.45% 1
Yorkshire -38 19 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Yorkshire -21 17 £55,000 +22.22%
Leeds -25 17 £55,000 +22.22%
City of London +18 13 £65,000 -3.70%
North West -22 9 £55,000 -2.22% 2
Manchester -1 8 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Bristol -1 8 £50,000 -9.09%
South West -24 8 £50,000 -13.04%
West Midlands -24 8 £70,000 +9.80%
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
South Wales - 6 £45,000 - 1
Surrey - 6 £41,250 -
Cardiff - 6 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +12 5 £60,000 -7.69%
Buckinghamshire +9 5 - -
Scotland -4 5 £52,500 +45.83%
Coventry - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Bedford -4 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Bedfordshire -5 4 £62,500 +19.04%
East Midlands - 4 £48,750 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £60,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 3 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 3 £60,000 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 114 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (40.94%) .NET
3 98 (38.58%) Java
4 81 (31.89%) C#
5 57 (22.44%) Finance
5 57 (22.44%) Software Engineering
6 49 (19.29%) OO
7 46 (18.11%) JavaScript
8 45 (17.72%) SQL Server
9 43 (16.93%) Oracle
10 42 (16.54%) Web Services
10 42 (16.54%) MVC
10 42 (16.54%) Software Architecture
11 39 (15.35%) ASP.NET
12 35 (13.78%) C
12 35 (13.78%) SOA
13 34 (13.39%) Microsoft
14 33 (12.99%) Mentoring
15 32 (12.60%) TDD
16 31 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
17 30 (11.81%) UML
17 30 (11.81%) Enterprise Software
18 29 (11.42%) Scrum
19 28 (11.02%) OOP
19 28 (11.02%) SQL
19 28 (11.02%) Degree
20 26 (10.24%) Linux
21 24 (9.45%) HTML
21 24 (9.45%) Project Management
21 24 (9.45%) Spring

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (4.72%) JBoss
2 9 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.36%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.97%) Node.js
4 5 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.57%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.18%) IIS
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.79%) Jetty
7 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.79%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.97%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.97%) Office 365
4 4 (1.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) Heroku
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.36%) Internet
2 4 (1.57%) SCCP
3 2 (0.79%) FTP
4 1 (0.39%) GPRS
4 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.48%) MySQL
3 9 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.36%) Big Data
6 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.36%) LLVM
3 6 (2.36%) GCC
4 5 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.97%) JUnit
4 5 (1.97%) NetBeans
4 5 (1.97%) Maven
5 4 (1.57%) NUnit
5 4 (1.57%) CA Gen
5 4 (1.57%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.57%) MSTest
5 4 (1.57%) Moq
5 4 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.79%) Subversion
6 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (22.44%) Finance
2 21 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.91%) Banking
4 7 (2.76%) Publishing
4 7 (2.76%) Electronics
5 6 (2.36%) Automotive
6 5 (1.97%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.97%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Games
8 3 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (40.94%) .NET
2 42 (16.54%) Web Services
3 39 (15.35%) ASP.NET
4 24 (9.45%) HTML
4 24 (9.45%) Spring
5 23 (9.06%) WCF
6 22 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (8.27%) .NET Framework
7 21 (8.27%) CSS
8 17 (6.69%) Middleware
8 17 (6.69%) jQuery
9 15 (5.91%) SOAP
10 14 (5.51%) J2EE
10 14 (5.51%) Java EE
11 12 (4.72%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.72%) XML
11 12 (4.72%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (4.33%) HTML5
12 11 (4.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.81%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.09%) Open Source
4 16 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.72%) Mathematics
6 11 (4.33%) Digital Media
7 9 (3.54%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.97%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.97%) Physics
9 4 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.57%) User Experience
10 3 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.79%) DTV
11 2 (0.79%) PDA
11 2 (0.79%) Robotics
11 2 (0.79%) Mechatronics
11 2 (0.79%) Blog
11 2 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.24%) Linux
2 17 (6.69%) UNIX
3 12 (4.72%) Windows
4 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.18%) Android
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (22.44%) Software Engineering
3 49 (19.29%) OO
4 42 (16.54%) MVC
4 42 (16.54%) Software Architecture
5 35 (13.78%) SOA
6 33 (12.99%) Mentoring
7 32 (12.60%) TDD
8 31 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
9 30 (11.81%) UML
10 29 (11.42%) Scrum
11 28 (11.02%) OOP
12 24 (9.45%) Project Management
13 21 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
14 16 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (6.30%) Process Management
15 13 (5.12%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.72%) MVVM
17 10 (3.94%) Data Protection
17 10 (3.94%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.58%) Java
2 81 (31.89%) C#
3 46 (18.11%) JavaScript
4 35 (13.78%) C
5 28 (11.02%) SQL
6 22 (8.66%) C++
7 19 (7.48%) Python
7 19 (7.48%) Ruby
8 11 (4.33%) PHP
8 11 (4.33%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.94%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.76%) Perl
11 6 (2.36%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.97%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.57%) Fortran
13 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.57%) F#
14 2 (0.79%) Scala
14 2 (0.79%) Clojure
14 2 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (11.02%) Degree
2 12 (4.72%) SC Cleared
2 12 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.18%) MCSE
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (0.79%) PhD
5 1 (0.39%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.69%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.36%) QEMU
1 6 (2.36%) KVM
2 2 (0.79%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 43 (16.93%) Oracle
2 34 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.12%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.97%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.97%) IBM
5 4 (1.57%) Netezza
5 4 (1.57%) Teradata
5 4 (1.57%) HP
5 4 (1.57%) CA
5 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.79%) Sybase
6 2 (0.79%) SAP
6 2 (0.79%) Wonderware
6 2 (0.79%) VMware
6 2 (0.79%) Twitter
7 1 (0.39%) KANA
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) Huawei
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.39%) Borland
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