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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 769 700 724
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 134 191 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 91 131 161
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £44,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -93 117 £65,500 +3.96% 14
London -33 42 £73,750 +20.40% 5
South East -63 24 £66,000 +1.53% 1
South West +10 21 £51,000 -5.55% 5
North Yorkshire -19 14 - -
Yorkshire -33 14 - - 1
York - 14 - -
North West +6 9 £78,750 +85.29%
Scotland +4 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East Sussex -8 9 £55,000 -
Brighton -8 9 £55,000 -
Bristol - 8 £54,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 8 £51,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £51,000 - 1
Berkshire +6 6 £65,500 -19.38%
Edinburgh -19 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Wales - 6 £72,500 -
City of London -23 5 £67,500 +22.72% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £69,000 - 1
Oxford - 5 £69,000 - 1
Manchester +6 4 £60,000 -
Surrey +2 4 £70,000 +40.00%
East of England -34 4 £65,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £43,000 - 2
Reigate - 4 £70,000 -
Trowbridge - 4 £43,000 - 1
Birmingham +1 3 £67,500 +28.57%
West Midlands -4 3 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Reading -8 3 £65,000 -21.21%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 145 (51.24%) Java
2 122 (43.11%) .NET
3 99 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (32.16%) C#
5 76 (26.86%) Software Engineering
6 74 (26.15%) Scrum
7 68 (24.03%) MVC
8 60 (21.20%) ASP.NET
9 54 (19.08%) OO
10 48 (16.96%) SQL Server
11 47 (16.61%) Software Architecture
12 44 (15.55%) HTML
13 43 (15.19%) JavaScript
13 43 (15.19%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (14.84%) Open Source
14 42 (14.84%) Web Services
14 42 (14.84%) Oracle
15 40 (14.13%) Spring
16 39 (13.78%) J2EE
17 38 (13.43%) Linux
17 38 (13.43%) TDD
18 37 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (12.72%) SQL
20 35 (12.37%) SOA
21 33 (11.66%) Finance
22 32 (11.31%) Microsoft
23 31 (10.95%) Client/Server
23 31 (10.95%) Degree
24 30 (10.60%) WCF
24 30 (10.60%) UML

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (5.65%) Tomcat
2 14 (4.95%) Jetty
2 14 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.12%) Node.js
6 6 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.77%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.77%) Apache
7 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.41%) IIS
9 3 (1.06%) Alfresco
9 3 (1.06%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.06%) Liferay
10 2 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.35%) FileNet
11 1 (0.35%) iPlanet
Applications
1 15 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.18%) GitHub
3 8 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.59%) Wireless
2 12 (4.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.35%) IPv4
4 1 (0.35%) IPv6
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.60%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.59%) MySQL
4 13 (4.59%) Big Data
4 13 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.53%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.12%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.77%) DB2
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.06%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.35%) STATISTICA
11 1 (0.35%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 27 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.89%) JIRA
3 8 (2.83%) Moq
3 8 (2.83%) Subversion
4 6 (2.12%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.77%) JUnit
5 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.06%) Maven
7 3 (1.06%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.71%) Ant
8 2 (0.71%) WebObjects
9 1 (0.35%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.35%) Selenium
9 1 (0.35%) Behat
9 1 (0.35%) RSpec
9 1 (0.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 33 (11.66%) Finance
2 28 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.01%) Banking
4 13 (4.59%) Marketing
5 10 (3.53%) Retail
6 8 (2.83%) Online Betting
6 8 (2.83%) Publishing
7 6 (2.12%) Billing
8 5 (1.77%) Automotive
9 4 (1.41%) Local Government
9 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.41%) Games
10 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.71%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (43.11%) .NET
2 60 (21.20%) ASP.NET
3 44 (15.55%) HTML
4 42 (14.84%) Web Services
5 40 (14.13%) Spring
6 39 (13.78%) J2EE
7 37 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (10.60%) WCF
8 30 (10.60%) Middleware
9 28 (9.89%) CSS
10 25 (8.83%) jQuery
10 25 (8.83%) .NET Framework
11 23 (8.13%) HTML5
12 21 (7.42%) XML
13 18 (6.36%) Servlets
14 17 (6.01%) Java EE
15 16 (5.65%) WPF
15 16 (5.65%) EJB 3.0
15 16 (5.65%) JSP
15 16 (5.65%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.19%) Enterprise Software
2 42 (14.84%) Open Source
3 31 (10.95%) Client/Server
4 25 (8.83%) Computer Science
5 22 (7.77%) Digital Media
6 10 (3.53%) GIS
7 9 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.18%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.83%) Social Media
9 7 (2.47%) Cryptography
10 6 (2.12%) IPTV
10 6 (2.12%) Streaming Video
11 5 (1.77%) EMV
11 5 (1.77%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.77%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.71%) iPhone
12 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.71%) iPad
12 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.43%) Linux
2 12 (4.24%) Apple iOS
2 12 (4.24%) Android
3 11 (3.89%) UNIX
3 11 (3.89%) Windows
4 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.86%) Software Engineering
3 74 (26.15%) Scrum
4 68 (24.03%) MVC
5 54 (19.08%) OO
6 47 (16.61%) Software Architecture
7 38 (13.43%) TDD
8 35 (12.37%) SOA
9 30 (10.60%) UML
10 25 (8.83%) Enterprise Architecture
11 22 (7.77%) Requirements Analysis
12 21 (7.42%) OOD
13 20 (7.07%) E-Commerce
14 17 (6.01%) Pair Programming
15 16 (5.65%) Process Management
16 15 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (5.30%) Waterfall
17 14 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
17 14 (4.95%) CRM
18 13 (4.59%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (51.24%) Java
2 91 (32.16%) C#
3 43 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.72%) SQL
5 24 (8.48%) Ruby
5 24 (8.48%) Python
6 22 (7.77%) PHP
7 21 (7.42%) C++
8 18 (6.36%) Perl
9 13 (4.59%) C
10 11 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.89%) Scala
11 10 (3.53%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.18%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.77%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.71%) Erlang
15 2 (0.71%) XAML
16 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (10.95%) Degree
2 28 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) CISA
5 1 (0.35%) GIAC
5 1 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (14.84%) Oracle
2 32 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.18%) JBoss
4 6 (2.12%) Zend
5 5 (1.77%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.71%) IBM
6 2 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.35%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (0.35%) Netezza
7 1 (0.35%) Teradata
7 1 (0.35%) Twitter
7 1 (0.35%) Vertica
Dunfermline, Fife
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (Negotiable)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £58000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £49555 - £61215 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pivotal Software
Salary: Excellent package with pre IPO stock options
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 52,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + upto 20% bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Trowbridge
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + full benefits package +shares
Posted: 27 days ago