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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 763 799 707
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -92
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 127 134 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 100 91 135
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,350 £43,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% 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 2015 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 2015. 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 +1 105 £57,000 -12.97% 19
London +12 24 £57,500 -22.03% 8
South East +14 23 £57,000 -13.63% 6
South West -23 18 £52,500 +2.94% 1
East Midlands - 13 £57,500 -
Wales +3 12 £48,750 -32.75%
Bristol 0 10 £52,500 -2.77%
South Wales -1 9 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire -5 8 £52,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 8 £56,359 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £61,250 -
Nottingham - 8 £61,250 -
East of England +24 7 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland +17 7 £48,750 +21.87% 1
Leeds - 7 £52,500 -
West Midlands -24 6 £70,000 +3.70% 1
North West +12 5 £57,500 -26.98%
Cardiff -1 5 £50,000 -9.09%
Berkshire -5 5 £65,000 -0.76%
East Sussex -19 5 £55,000 - 3
Staffordshire - 5 £70,000 -
Southampton - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £60,000 -5.88% 2
Oxfordshire +12 4 £58,750 -14.85% 1
Manchester +9 4 £60,000 -
Reading -4 4 £65,000 -
Brighton -8 4 - - 1
Cwmbran - 4 £47,500 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 107 (43.50%) .NET
2 98 (39.84%) C#
3 92 (37.40%) Java
4 84 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (26.02%) JavaScript
6 60 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 59 (23.98%) Software Engineering
8 54 (21.95%) HTML
9 48 (19.51%) Software Architecture
10 47 (19.11%) OO
10 47 (19.11%) MVC
11 45 (18.29%) ASP.NET
12 43 (17.48%) C++
12 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
13 42 (17.07%) SQL
14 39 (15.85%) XML
14 39 (15.85%) SOA
14 39 (15.85%) TDD
14 39 (15.85%) Degree
15 38 (15.45%) Scrum
16 36 (14.63%) C
17 34 (13.82%) Finance
18 32 (13.01%) CSS
19 31 (12.60%) Oracle
19 31 (12.60%) Linux
20 30 (12.20%) Computer Science
21 29 (11.79%) Open Source
21 29 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (11.38%) jQuery
23 26 (10.57%) OOD

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.28%) JBoss
3 11 (4.47%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.44%) Node.js
6 5 (2.03%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.22%) Drupal
7 3 (1.22%) nginx
7 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) CMS
8 2 (0.81%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) SaaS
4 2 (0.81%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.85%) TCP/IP
1 7 (2.85%) Internet
2 6 (2.44%) Network Security
2 6 (2.44%) CTI
3 4 (1.63%) DVB
3 4 (1.63%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.41%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) GPRS
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) DHCP
5 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.54%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.69%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.88%) MySQL
6 9 (3.66%) Big Data
7 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.44%) DB2
8 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.44%) Redis
9 5 (2.03%) Riak
9 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (6.91%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.28%) Maven
3 13 (5.28%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.66%) Subversion
5 8 (3.25%) Hudson
5 8 (3.25%) Ant
5 8 (3.25%) JUnit
6 7 (2.85%) Mockito
7 6 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.44%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.03%) JIRA
8 5 (2.03%) MSI
8 5 (2.03%) WiX
8 5 (2.03%) Concordion
9 2 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.81%) Gradle
9 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
General
1 34 (13.82%) Finance
2 16 (6.50%) Retail
3 15 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.47%) Banking
5 9 (3.66%) Law
6 6 (2.44%) Marketing
7 5 (2.03%) Advertising
7 5 (2.03%) Electronics
8 4 (1.63%) Back Office
8 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (43.50%) .NET
2 54 (21.95%) HTML
3 45 (18.29%) ASP.NET
4 39 (15.85%) XML
5 32 (13.01%) CSS
6 29 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (11.38%) jQuery
8 25 (10.16%) HTML5
9 24 (9.76%) AngularJS
9 24 (9.76%) Web Services
10 22 (8.94%) .NET Framework
11 19 (7.72%) Middleware
12 17 (6.91%) SOAP
13 16 (6.50%) REST
14 15 (6.10%) JSF
15 14 (5.69%) Spring
15 14 (5.69%) Java EE
16 13 (5.28%) J2EE
16 13 (5.28%) WCF
17 12 (4.88%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 29 (11.79%) Open Source
3 23 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (7.72%) Mobile App
5 16 (6.50%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.66%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.66%) User Experience
7 8 (3.25%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.85%) Cryptography
8 7 (2.85%) Physics
9 6 (2.44%) Social Network
9 6 (2.44%) Streaming Video
9 6 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.44%) Social Media
10 5 (2.03%) Digital Media
10 5 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.03%) Blog
10 5 (2.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.60%) Linux
2 26 (10.57%) Windows
3 17 (6.91%) Android
4 16 (6.50%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.47%) UNIX
6 5 (2.03%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.63%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.22%) CentOS
8 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.98%) Software Engineering
3 48 (19.51%) Software Architecture
4 47 (19.11%) MVC
4 47 (19.11%) OO
5 39 (15.85%) SOA
5 39 (15.85%) TDD
6 38 (15.45%) Scrum
7 26 (10.57%) OOD
8 22 (8.94%) Mentoring
9 20 (8.13%) UML
10 17 (6.91%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (6.50%) Project Management
12 15 (6.10%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.47%) Change Management
14 11 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.47%) OOP
14 11 (4.47%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (39.84%) C#
2 92 (37.40%) Java
3 64 (26.02%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.48%) C++
5 42 (17.07%) SQL
6 36 (14.63%) C
7 26 (10.57%) Python
8 13 (5.28%) PHP
9 10 (4.07%) Ruby
10 8 (3.25%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.85%) Scala
12 6 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.03%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.63%) F#
14 4 (1.63%) XPath
14 4 (1.63%) COBOL
14 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.63%) XQuery
15 3 (1.22%) IronPython
15 3 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.85%) Degree
2 12 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.03%) MCP
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.03%) MCTS
4 5 (2.03%) MCPD
5 3 (1.22%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) QA
2 5 (2.03%) GAMP
3 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Varnish
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Puppet
2 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.60%) Oracle
3 9 (3.66%) IBM
4 5 (2.03%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.63%) iRise
6 3 (1.22%) Twitter
6 3 (1.22%) SAP
6 3 (1.22%) Google
7 2 (0.81%) Wonderware
7 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.81%) Facebook
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.41%) webMethods
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
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