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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 823 813 766
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 92 119 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 66 98 114
Average salary £58,000 £60,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £57,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
- -14.81%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £26,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 +27 91 £58,500 -2.50% 20
South East +36 38 £57,500 -8.00% 4
London +12 26 £77,500 +19.23% 8
Hampshire +20 15 £57,500 -11.53% 2
East Midlands +8 9 £56,500 -5.83%
Southampton +13 8 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Oxfordshire +11 7 £57,500 -17.85% 2
East Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
South West -14 6 £52,500 -17.96%
Berkshire +14 5 £65,000 +8.33%
East of England +1 5 £58,500 -19.31% 3
Abingdon - 5 £57,500 - 1
Manchester +7 4 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £56,500 -5.83%
Nottingham -1 4 £56,500 -5.83%
North West -9 4 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Bristol -10 4 £52,500 -9.48%
Brighton - 4 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £51,500 -
City of London +34 2 £77,500 +29.16% 1
Surrey +15 2 £67,500 +23.85%
Cambridge +9 2 £53,250 -26.55%
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £53,250 -26.55% 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 - - 2
Leeds -5 2 - -
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Waterlooville - 2 £50,000 -
Bedford - 2 - -
Dorset +8 1 £52,500 -25.00%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 123 (54.19%) .NET
2 111 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (48.02%) C#
4 102 (44.93%) Java
5 77 (33.92%) SQL Server
6 71 (31.28%) JavaScript
7 69 (30.40%) MVC
8 66 (29.07%) ASP.NET
8 66 (29.07%) Software Engineering
9 64 (28.19%) HTML
10 53 (23.35%) OO
11 52 (22.91%) Degree
12 49 (21.59%) Software Architecture
13 48 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (19.38%) OOD
14 44 (19.38%) XML
15 43 (18.94%) CSS
15 43 (18.94%) SQL
16 42 (18.50%) C++
16 42 (18.50%) Finance
17 41 (18.06%) Microsoft
18 39 (17.18%) SOA
19 38 (16.74%) HTML5
19 38 (16.74%) Computer Science
20 37 (16.30%) C
21 33 (14.54%) Scrum
22 30 (13.22%) Oracle
22 30 (13.22%) Relational Database
22 30 (13.22%) Mentoring
23 29 (12.78%) TDD

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.41%) JBoss
2 10 (4.41%) Node.js
3 6 (2.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.64%) IIS
4 5 (2.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.32%) Documentum
5 3 (1.32%) FileNet
6 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.88%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Liferay
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Simulink
2 1 (0.44%) Mathematica
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.17%) TCP/IP
1 14 (6.17%) Network Security
2 8 (3.52%) CTI
3 6 (2.64%) HTTP
4 4 (1.76%) Internet
4 4 (1.76%) DVB
5 2 (0.88%) SNMP
5 2 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.44%) LTE
6 1 (0.44%) Wireless
6 1 (0.44%) LDAP
6 1 (0.44%) GPRS
6 1 (0.44%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.44%) DHCP
6 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (33.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.22%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.81%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.96%) MySQL
5 8 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.52%) Big Data
5 8 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.08%) Riak
7 6 (2.64%) Redis
7 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.76%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.76%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.44%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 20 (8.81%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.93%) Subversion
3 13 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.96%) Maven
5 6 (2.64%) JIRA
5 6 (2.64%) JUnit
6 5 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.88%) Mockito
8 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.88%) Selenium
8 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.88%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.44%) Calabash
9 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.44%) NUnit
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (18.50%) Finance
2 28 (12.33%) Retail
3 14 (6.17%) Publishing
3 14 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.41%) Banking
5 7 (3.08%) Advertising
5 7 (3.08%) Marketing
5 7 (3.08%) Electronics
6 5 (2.20%) Back Office
7 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.88%) Billing
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (54.19%) .NET
2 66 (29.07%) ASP.NET
3 64 (28.19%) HTML
4 48 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 44 (19.38%) XML
6 43 (18.94%) CSS
7 38 (16.74%) HTML5
8 27 (11.89%) jQuery
9 26 (11.45%) Web Services
10 25 (11.01%) AngularJS
11 24 (10.57%) SOAP
12 22 (9.69%) REST
13 21 (9.25%) .NET Framework
14 18 (7.93%) Ajax
15 16 (7.05%) J2EE
16 15 (6.61%) RESTful
17 14 (6.17%) WCF
18 12 (5.29%) Java EE
19 11 (4.85%) Middleware
19 11 (4.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.74%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.89%) Mobile App
3 19 (8.37%) Data Structures
3 19 (8.37%) Algorithms
4 15 (6.61%) Client/Server
5 14 (6.17%) Photography
5 14 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.52%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (3.52%) Visualisation
6 8 (3.52%) Taxonomies
7 6 (2.64%) Social Media
7 6 (2.64%) RIA
8 5 (2.20%) User Experience
8 5 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.20%) Physics
8 5 (2.20%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.20%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.76%) DTV
9 4 (1.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.13%) Windows
2 18 (7.93%) Linux
3 14 (6.17%) UNIX
4 13 (5.73%) Android
5 10 (4.41%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.20%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.40%) MVC
3 66 (29.07%) Software Engineering
4 53 (23.35%) OO
5 49 (21.59%) Software Architecture
6 44 (19.38%) OOD
7 39 (17.18%) SOA
8 33 (14.54%) Scrum
9 30 (13.22%) Mentoring
10 29 (12.78%) TDD
11 27 (11.89%) Open Source
12 24 (10.57%) UML
13 22 (9.69%) SDLC
14 21 (9.25%) DevOps
15 19 (8.37%) Software Deployment
16 18 (7.93%) Web Application Development
17 16 (7.05%) Technical Architecture
17 16 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (5.73%) Content Management
19 12 (5.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (48.02%) C#
2 102 (44.93%) Java
3 71 (31.28%) JavaScript
4 43 (18.94%) SQL
5 42 (18.50%) C++
6 37 (16.30%) C
7 13 (5.73%) Python
8 9 (3.96%) PHP
9 6 (2.64%) XQuery
9 6 (2.64%) COBOL
9 6 (2.64%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.64%) Scala
9 6 (2.64%) XPath
10 4 (1.76%) Ruby
10 4 (1.76%) F#
10 4 (1.76%) VB
10 4 (1.76%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.32%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 52 (22.91%) Degree
2 17 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) MCP
4 2 (0.88%) HND
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) MCTS
4 2 (0.88%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.52%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.44%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.22%) Oracle
3 6 (2.64%) iRise
4 5 (2.20%) Google
5 4 (1.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.76%) SAP
5 4 (1.76%) IBM
6 2 (0.88%) Tableau
6 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.44%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.44%) webMethods
7 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
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