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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 760 751 681
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 121 141 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 96 111 150
Average salary £60,000 £67,500 £63,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £48,187 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £56,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -26 105 £60,000 -11.11% 19
London -10 28 £68,750 -9.83% 1
East of England +13 23 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South West -12 14 £45,000 -16.66% 4
South East -16 14 £62,500 -9.42% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland +7 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £57,500 +21.05% 2
North West -14 9 £45,000 -19.64%
West Yorkshire +3 8 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Leeds -3 8 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Berkshire +5 7 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Manchester -1 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Glasgow - 7 - -
Wales -21 6 £50,000 -28.57% 4
West Midlands -15 5 £70,000 +3.70% 3
North Wales - 5 - -
Somerset - 5 £45,000 -
Norwich - 5 £40,000 -
Wrexham - 5 - -
Norfolk - 5 £40,000 -
East Midlands +23 4 £43,750 - 2
Bedford +17 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Bedfordshire +13 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Oxfordshire -3 4 £55,000 -20.28% 2
Reading -4 4 £65,000 -1.88% 1
City of London -5 4 £65,000 -3.70%
Bristol -12 4 £52,500 -2.77% 1
Huntingdon - 4 £56,250 -
Cambridge -2 3 £57,500 -11.53% 1

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 103 (42.56%) .NET
2 90 (37.19%) C#
3 73 (30.17%) Java
4 67 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (25.21%) Software Engineering
6 52 (21.49%) SQL Server
7 47 (19.42%) JavaScript
8 45 (18.60%) MVC
8 45 (18.60%) Software Architecture
9 43 (17.77%) SOA
10 42 (17.36%) OO
10 42 (17.36%) C
10 42 (17.36%) Microsoft
11 41 (16.94%) TDD
12 40 (16.53%) ASP.NET
13 38 (15.70%) Scrum
14 36 (14.88%) Oracle
15 35 (14.46%) Web Services
15 35 (14.46%) Finance
16 34 (14.05%) C++
16 34 (14.05%) Degree
17 33 (13.64%) HTML
17 33 (13.64%) SQL
18 30 (12.40%) Linux
19 29 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
19 29 (11.98%) Enterprise Software
20 28 (11.57%) Mentoring
20 28 (11.57%) XML
21 27 (11.16%) Python
21 27 (11.16%) Computer Science

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (4.96%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.72%) NServiceBus
4 8 (3.31%) JBoss
5 7 (2.89%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.24%) Drupal
8 3 (1.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.83%) CMS
9 2 (0.83%) Apache
9 2 (0.83%) ArchestrA
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.07%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.41%) Heroku
4 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) VPN
3 1 (0.41%) CTI
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.85%) NoSQL
3 18 (7.44%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.79%) MySQL
5 9 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.89%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.89%) Big Data
8 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.48%) DB2
8 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.24%) Riak
11 3 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 14 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.37%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.55%) JUnit
3 11 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.72%) Ant
5 8 (3.31%) Maven
5 8 (3.31%) Hudson
6 7 (2.89%) Mockito
7 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.48%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.07%) MSI
8 5 (2.07%) WiX
8 5 (2.07%) Concordion
9 3 (1.24%) NUnit
9 3 (1.24%) Subversion
9 3 (1.24%) MSTest
9 3 (1.24%) Moq
9 3 (1.24%) JIRA
10 2 (0.83%) Gradle
11 1 (0.41%) AccuRev
General
1 35 (14.46%) Finance
2 18 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.37%) Banking
4 10 (4.13%) Law
5 9 (3.72%) Retail
6 7 (2.89%) Electronics
7 5 (2.07%) Automotive
8 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.24%) Marketing
9 2 (0.83%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (42.56%) .NET
2 40 (16.53%) ASP.NET
3 35 (14.46%) Web Services
4 33 (13.64%) HTML
5 29 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (11.57%) XML
7 24 (9.92%) .NET Framework
8 22 (9.09%) jQuery
9 20 (8.26%) AngularJS
10 19 (7.85%) WCF
11 18 (7.44%) CSS
12 16 (6.61%) Middleware
13 13 (5.37%) SOAP
14 12 (4.96%) Spring
14 12 (4.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (4.96%) Spring.NET
15 11 (4.55%) REST
15 11 (4.55%) NHibernate
15 11 (4.55%) XSLT
16 10 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.98%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (11.16%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.09%) Open Source
4 15 (6.20%) Mathematics
5 13 (5.37%) Client/Server
6 12 (4.96%) User Experience
7 11 (4.55%) Physics
8 10 (4.13%) Digital Media
9 9 (3.72%) Mobile App
10 8 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (2.48%) Blog
12 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.65%) Cryptography
14 3 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
15 2 (0.83%) Social Media
15 2 (0.83%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.83%) Social Network
15 2 (0.83%) Robotics
15 2 (0.83%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.40%) Linux
2 20 (8.26%) Windows
3 10 (4.13%) UNIX
3 10 (4.13%) Android
3 10 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.24%) CentOS
5 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.21%) Software Engineering
3 45 (18.60%) Software Architecture
3 45 (18.60%) MVC
4 43 (17.77%) SOA
5 42 (17.36%) OO
6 41 (16.94%) TDD
7 38 (15.70%) Scrum
8 28 (11.57%) Mentoring
9 21 (8.68%) UML
9 21 (8.68%) OOP
10 20 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (7.02%) Project Management
12 14 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (4.13%) MVVM
13 10 (4.13%) OOD
14 9 (3.72%) TOGAF
14 9 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (3.31%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 90 (37.19%) C#
2 73 (30.17%) Java
3 47 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.36%) C
5 34 (14.05%) C++
6 33 (13.64%) SQL
7 27 (11.16%) Python
8 11 (4.55%) Ruby
9 10 (4.13%) Embedded C
9 10 (4.13%) PHP
10 9 (3.72%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.89%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.48%) Scala
13 4 (1.65%) Clojure
13 4 (1.65%) Erlang
13 4 (1.65%) F#
14 3 (1.24%) VB
15 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.83%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 34 (14.05%) Degree
2 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.07%) MCTS
4 5 (2.07%) MCPD
4 5 (2.07%) MCP
5 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) MCSE
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (0.83%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.89%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) GAMP
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Firmware
1 2 (0.83%) Varnish
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Puppet
1 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.88%) Oracle
3 9 (3.72%) IBM
4 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.07%) Twitter
5 4 (1.65%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.24%) Google
7 2 (0.83%) Wonderware
7 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.83%) SAP
7 2 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.41%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.41%) Sybase
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + upto 20% bonus + extensive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, life/health insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, Wales
City and County of Swansea
Salary: £40,217 - £43,892
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£50k - £55K
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
City and County of Swansea
Salary: £40,217 - £43,892
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 55,000 with a fantastic benefits package.
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central Scotland
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
City and Council of Swansea
Salary: From £40,217 to £43,892 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, 25 days leave
Posted: 19 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + pension. 25 days holiday, bonus
Posted: 23 days ago