The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
UK
Rank 737 789 831
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 107 140 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 85 121 98
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £55,800 £48,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+20.53% +1.81%

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
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 21 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 96 £70,000 +16.66% 14
London +64 30 £85,000 +6.25% 5
North West -3 15 £61,000 +10.90% 1
Manchester -7 14 £65,000 +18.18% 1
West Midlands +14 12 £70,000 +19.14% 2
South East +30 11 £75,000 +25.00% 1
North East +4 9 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Yorkshire +25 7 £61,250 +11.36% 1
South West +23 7 £80,000 +77.77% 2
Bristol +11 7 £80,000 - 2
Staffordshire +6 6 £70,000 +16.66% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £70,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +28 5 £62,500 +16.27% 1
East of England +6 5 £65,000 +34.02% 1
Leeds +25 4 £71,250 +32.55% 1
Hampshire +6 4 £76,250 +19.60% 1
Durham - 4 £55,000 - 1
South Wales +16 3 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Wales +12 3 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 3 £57,500 - 2
Coventry +9 2 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Hertfordshire +8 2 £78,750 -
Luton - 2 £60,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Cwmbran - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £66,250 -
East Sussex - 2 £66,250 -
Shropshire - 2 £82,500 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 148 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (51.14%) Java
3 107 (40.53%) C#
4 106 (40.15%) .NET
5 70 (26.52%) JavaScript
6 67 (25.38%) Scrum
7 62 (23.48%) Big Data
8 61 (23.11%) HTML
9 56 (21.21%) Finance
10 51 (19.32%) SQL
11 49 (18.56%) REST
11 49 (18.56%) HTML5
12 48 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 46 (17.42%) Software Architecture
14 43 (16.29%) TOGAF
15 41 (15.53%) Technical Architecture
16 40 (15.15%) MVC
17 38 (14.39%) CSS
17 38 (14.39%) Spring
17 38 (14.39%) Retail
18 37 (14.02%) TDD
18 37 (14.02%) Web Services
18 37 (14.02%) Enterprise Software
19 36 (13.64%) DevOps
19 36 (13.64%) SQL Server
19 36 (13.64%) SOA
19 36 (13.64%) .NET Framework
19 36 (13.64%) Degree
20 35 (13.26%) XML
21 34 (12.88%) SOAP

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.20%) Apache
2 17 (6.44%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.79%) Apache Pig
3 10 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.79%) JBoss
4 6 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.14%) IIS
6 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.38%) Mule
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.76%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.98%) SaaS
3 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.55%) HTTP
2 6 (2.27%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.52%) SSL
4 3 (1.14%) Wireless
5 2 (0.76%) Internet
5 2 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.38%) 3G
6 1 (0.38%) 4G
6 1 (0.38%) 5G
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) LDAP
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (23.48%) Big Data
2 36 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 33 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 29 (10.98%) NoSQL
5 23 (8.71%) RDBMS
5 23 (8.71%) Relational Database
6 20 (7.58%) MySQL
7 12 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (4.55%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.79%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.27%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.89%) HBase
12 4 (1.52%) CouchDB
12 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.30%) Git (software)
1 14 (5.30%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.92%) JUnit
3 12 (4.55%) Maven
4 8 (3.03%) Ant
4 8 (3.03%) JIRA
4 8 (3.03%) Selenium
5 7 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.27%) Gradle
7 5 (1.89%) IntelliJ
7 5 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.14%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.76%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.76%) jMock
9 2 (0.76%) Mockito
9 2 (0.76%) NUnit
10 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 56 (21.21%) Finance
2 38 (14.39%) Retail
3 14 (5.30%) Marketing
4 10 (3.79%) Military
5 7 (2.65%) Electronics
6 6 (2.27%) Banking
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.14%) Advertising
8 3 (1.14%) Law
8 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (40.15%) .NET
2 61 (23.11%) HTML
3 49 (18.56%) HTML5
3 49 (18.56%) REST
4 38 (14.39%) CSS
4 38 (14.39%) Spring
5 37 (14.02%) Web Services
6 36 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 35 (13.26%) XML
8 34 (12.88%) SOAP
9 33 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 32 (12.12%) ASP.NET
11 29 (10.98%) Hibernate
12 26 (9.85%) Node.js
13 25 (9.47%) jQuery
13 25 (9.47%) JSON
14 21 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (7.58%) J2EE
15 20 (7.58%) Middleware
16 16 (6.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.02%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.79%) PKI
4 10 (3.79%) Visualisation
5 8 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.03%) Fintech
6 7 (2.65%) iPad
7 6 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.89%) NHS
9 4 (1.52%) Blog
9 4 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) Robotics
9 4 (1.52%) User Experience
10 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.14%) Life Science
10 3 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.61%) Linux
2 16 (6.06%) Unix
3 10 (3.79%) Windows
4 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.14%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (25.38%) Scrum
3 46 (17.42%) Software Architecture
4 43 (16.29%) TOGAF
5 41 (15.53%) Technical Architecture
6 40 (15.15%) MVC
7 37 (14.02%) TDD
8 36 (13.64%) DevOps
8 36 (13.64%) SOA
9 34 (12.88%) Software Delivery
10 33 (12.50%) Project Management
10 33 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 33 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
11 29 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (10.98%) Open Source
12 24 (9.09%) SDLC
13 23 (8.71%) Mentoring
14 21 (7.95%) Analytics
15 20 (7.58%) High Availability
16 19 (7.20%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 135 (51.14%) Java
2 107 (40.53%) C#
3 70 (26.52%) JavaScript
4 51 (19.32%) SQL
5 25 (9.47%) Python
6 22 (8.33%) C
7 21 (7.95%) C++
8 19 (7.20%) PHP
9 17 (6.44%) Scala
10 16 (6.06%) Ruby
11 13 (4.92%) TypeScript
12 11 (4.17%) Groovy
13 9 (3.41%) Perl
13 9 (3.41%) VB
14 6 (2.27%) Erlang
14 6 (2.27%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.52%) Clojure
16 3 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (13.64%) Degree
2 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ISEB
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.38%) MBA
5 1 (0.38%) MCPD
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.30%) QA
2 10 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.27%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.14%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.76%) GCP
7 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (7.95%) Docker
2 12 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.89%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.03%) Puppet
2 4 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Mesos
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.74%) Oracle
3 12 (4.55%) VMware
4 8 (3.03%) Google
5 5 (1.89%) Facebook
5 5 (1.89%) SAP
5 5 (1.89%) webMethods
6 4 (1.52%) Apple
6 4 (1.52%) Avaya
6 4 (1.52%) IBM
7 3 (1.14%) hybris
7 3 (1.14%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.14%) Nintex
7 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.76%) Aruba
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco
8 2 (0.76%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.76%) HP
8 2 (0.76%) Meraki
8 2 (0.76%) Sun
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Hainton
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Overall package circa £100000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £58000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
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Hampshire
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Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: 70,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: Competitive Salary
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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