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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 805 807 790
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 138 127 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 118 102 114
Average salary £59,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £41,800 £48,187
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,750 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+0.88% +2.27%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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
England +29 134 £60,000 - 22
South East +31 41 £60,000 -4.00% 3
London -5 23 £80,000 +6.66% 4
Hampshire +32 19 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire +17 15 £55,000 -12.00% 5
Oxfordshire +5 15 £55,000 - 1
East of England -3 15 £48,500 -19.16% 1
Suffolk - 13 £48,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 12 £55,000 -12.00% 5
Leeds +11 12 £55,000 -12.00% 5
North West +32 11 £57,500 +27.77% 2
South West -13 10 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Ipswich - 8 £48,500 -
Manchester +23 7 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Midlands -22 7 £58,750 -16.07% 3
Oxford - 7 £57,500 -
East Midlands +3 6 £56,250 +73.07%
Surrey +12 5 - -
Southampton - 5 £60,000 -
Woking - 5 - -
Haverhill - 5 - -
Cheshire +30 4 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Basingstoke +7 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Coventry - 4 £52,500 -
Crewe - 4 £57,500 -
North East - 4 £67,500 - 2
Dorset +9 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Northamptonshire -3 3 £65,000 +100.00%
Wales -3 3 £55,000 -
Northampton -4 3 £65,000 +100.00%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 169 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (56.36%) Java
3 95 (34.55%) .NET
4 91 (33.09%) C#
5 77 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 70 (25.45%) Software Architecture
7 68 (24.73%) HTML
8 63 (22.91%) Scrum
9 62 (22.55%) Software Engineering
10 57 (20.73%) SQL
11 55 (20.00%) J2EE
12 54 (19.64%) XML
13 49 (17.82%) Mentoring
14 47 (17.09%) HTML5
15 46 (16.73%) ASP.NET
16 44 (16.00%) EJB
16 44 (16.00%) C++
16 44 (16.00%) TDD
17 43 (15.64%) SQL Server
17 43 (15.64%) CSS
18 42 (15.27%) Security Cleared
19 41 (14.91%) SC Cleared
19 41 (14.91%) Unix
19 41 (14.91%) JSON
20 40 (14.55%) Degree
20 40 (14.55%) SOA
20 40 (14.55%) Oracle
20 40 (14.55%) Open Source
20 40 (14.55%) REST
21 39 (14.18%) SOAP

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 37 (13.45%) Apache
2 33 (12.00%) JBoss
3 28 (10.18%) WebLogic
4 16 (5.82%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.73%) Node.js
6 8 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.91%) IIS
7 6 (2.18%) CMS
8 5 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.82%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.45%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.09%) DNN
10 3 (1.09%) Jetty
10 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.09%) WordPress
11 2 (0.73%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.91%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.00%) SaaS
4 9 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.45%) Bluemix
6 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.73%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) HTTP
1 4 (1.45%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) Network Security
2 3 (1.09%) SSL
3 1 (0.36%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.09%) MongoDB
3 34 (12.36%) MySQL
4 24 (8.73%) NoSQL
5 21 (7.64%) Big Data
6 12 (4.36%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.64%) Jackrabbit
8 6 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.82%) Redis
10 3 (1.09%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.09%) DB2
10 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.09%) Riak
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (13.09%) JUnit
2 29 (10.55%) Eclipse
2 29 (10.55%) Selenium
3 27 (9.82%) Git (software)
4 25 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 15 (5.45%) JIRA
6 9 (3.27%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.45%) Mockito
8 4 (1.45%) NetBeans
8 4 (1.45%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.73%) Concordion
9 2 (0.73%) Grunt
9 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.36%) Hudson
10 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (9.45%) Marketing
2 24 (8.73%) Finance
3 11 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.64%) Legal
5 9 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.27%) Retail
6 7 (2.55%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.18%) Banking
7 6 (2.18%) Electronics
7 6 (2.18%) Front Office
8 5 (1.82%) Automotive
8 5 (1.82%) French Language
8 5 (1.82%) Polish Language
8 5 (1.82%) Russian Language
8 5 (1.82%) Ukrainian Language
9 3 (1.09%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (34.55%) .NET
2 68 (24.73%) HTML
3 55 (20.00%) J2EE
4 54 (19.64%) XML
5 47 (17.09%) HTML5
6 46 (16.73%) ASP.NET
7 44 (16.00%) EJB
8 43 (15.64%) CSS
9 41 (14.91%) JSON
10 40 (14.55%) REST
11 39 (14.18%) SOAP
12 38 (13.82%) Spring
13 37 (13.45%) Web Services
14 34 (12.36%) jQuery
15 29 (10.55%) Hibernate
15 29 (10.55%) J2SE
16 25 (9.09%) Play Framework
17 19 (6.91%) LAMP
18 16 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (5.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.45%) Biometrics
2 15 (5.45%) Smartcard
3 10 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (2.18%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.45%) Clustering
7 4 (1.45%) Informatics
7 4 (1.45%) Replication
8 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.09%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.09%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.73%) Economics
9 2 (0.73%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.73%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.91%) Unix
2 36 (13.09%) Linux
3 32 (11.64%) Windows
4 21 (7.64%) Android
4 21 (7.64%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.64%) Windows NT
5 10 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.45%) Software Architecture
3 63 (22.91%) Scrum
4 62 (22.55%) Software Engineering
5 49 (17.82%) Mentoring
6 44 (16.00%) TDD
7 40 (14.55%) Open Source
7 40 (14.55%) SOA
8 39 (14.18%) UML
9 31 (11.27%) MVC
10 28 (10.18%) Microservices
11 26 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (8.36%) Project Management
13 22 (8.00%) Web Development
14 19 (6.91%) OO
14 19 (6.91%) SDLC
15 17 (6.18%) Configuration Management
15 17 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (5.45%) RUP
16 15 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (56.36%) Java
2 91 (33.09%) C#
3 77 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 57 (20.73%) SQL
5 44 (16.00%) C++
6 28 (10.18%) Scala
7 25 (9.09%) PHP
8 22 (8.00%) Python
9 20 (7.27%) C
10 10 (3.64%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.27%) Perl
11 9 (3.27%) Ruby
12 5 (1.82%) VB
13 4 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.09%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.09%) Go
15 2 (0.73%) Clojure
15 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.36%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 42 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 41 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 40 (14.55%) Degree
4 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.36%) MCSD
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 5 (1.82%) AIFMD
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) Snort
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (11.64%) Puppet
2 3 (1.09%) Ansible
2 3 (1.09%) Kibana
2 3 (1.09%) logstash
2 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (14.55%) Oracle
2 25 (9.09%) webMethods
3 24 (8.73%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.18%) SAP
6 4 (1.45%) Google
6 4 (1.45%) InterSystems
6 4 (1.45%) Kony
7 3 (1.09%) Telerik
8 2 (0.73%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.73%) Facebook
9 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.36%) F5
9 1 (0.36%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.36%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.36%) Solace
9 1 (0.36%) StreamBase
9 1 (0.36%) Symantec
9 1 (0.36%) Tableau
9 1 (0.36%) VMware
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum c£60K - £70K + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: to £55k DoE + good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £61,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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