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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 811 794 769
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 88 116 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 76 88 103
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 £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -15.38%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +3 87 £58,500 -2.50% 11
South East +27 28 £57,500 -8.00% 3
London -16 26 £77,500 +24.00%
Hampshire +36 17 £57,500 -6.12% 1
East Midlands +17 13 £51,500 -6.36% 3
Southampton +17 9 £57,500 -6.12%
Manchester -1 6 £65,000 +18.18% 2
North West -2 6 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Nottingham 0 5 £56,500 +2.72%
Nottinghamshire -9 5 £56,500 +2.72%
South West -24 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxfordshire +8 4 £61,250 -12.50% 2
Leicestershire - 4 £46,250 -
Leicester - 4 £46,250 -
Surrey +8 3 £67,500 +23.85%
East of England -12 3 £55,000 -22.80%
Derbyshire - 3 £51,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £25,000 -
Reading - 3 £65,000 -
City of London +22 2 £77,500 +24.00%
Suffolk 0 2 £55,000 -
West Midlands -6 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Havant - 2 £58,500 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £55,000 -
North East - 2 £50,750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £50,750 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £50,750 -
West Yorkshire -5 1 £55,000 +2.32%
Leeds -5 1 £55,000 +2.32%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 127 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (51.52%) .NET
3 105 (45.45%) Java
4 103 (44.59%) C#
5 73 (31.60%) JavaScript
6 68 (29.44%) SQL Server
6 68 (29.44%) Software Engineering
7 62 (26.84%) ASP.NET
7 62 (26.84%) MVC
8 61 (26.41%) HTML
9 53 (22.94%) OO
10 52 (22.51%) Degree
11 50 (21.65%) Software Architecture
12 47 (20.35%) SQL
13 45 (19.48%) CSS
14 43 (18.61%) HTML5
15 41 (17.75%) C
15 41 (17.75%) C++
15 41 (17.75%) OOD
16 40 (17.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (16.88%) Finance
18 38 (16.45%) Microsoft
19 34 (14.72%) SOA
19 34 (14.72%) Computer Science
20 32 (13.85%) Scrum
20 32 (13.85%) XML
21 31 (13.42%) jQuery
22 30 (12.99%) TDD
23 29 (12.55%) Windows
24 28 (12.12%) Retail

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.19%) JBoss
2 12 (5.19%) Apache
3 11 (4.76%) Node.js
4 7 (3.03%) IIS
5 6 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.73%) CMS
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.30%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.30%) Documentum
7 3 (1.30%) FileNet
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.87%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Liferay
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Simulink
2 1 (0.43%) Mathematica
2 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.73%) SaaS
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.79%) Network Security
2 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.03%) CTI
4 6 (2.60%) HTTP
5 4 (1.73%) Internet
5 4 (1.73%) DVB
6 2 (0.87%) SNMP
6 2 (0.87%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.43%) LTE
7 1 (0.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.43%) LDAP
7 1 (0.43%) GPRS
7 1 (0.43%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (29.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.69%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.90%) MySQL
5 9 (3.90%) Big Data
6 6 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.60%) Redis
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.73%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (1.73%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.30%) Riak
8 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (8.66%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.23%) Subversion
3 17 (7.36%) Git (software)
4 14 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.33%) JIRA
6 8 (3.46%) Maven
7 7 (3.03%) JUnit
8 5 (2.16%) Selenium
9 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.30%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.87%) Mockito
11 1 (0.43%) Calabash
11 1 (0.43%) Grunt
11 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.43%) gulp
General
1 39 (16.88%) Finance
2 28 (12.12%) Retail
3 14 (6.06%) Publishing
4 11 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.03%) Advertising
5 7 (3.03%) Banking
6 6 (2.60%) Marketing
7 5 (2.16%) Electronics
8 4 (1.73%) French Language
9 3 (1.30%) Back Office
9 3 (1.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.87%) Automotive
10 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.87%) Billing
10 2 (0.87%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.87%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.87%) Ukrainian Language
11 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (51.52%) .NET
2 62 (26.84%) ASP.NET
3 61 (26.41%) HTML
4 45 (19.48%) CSS
5 43 (18.61%) HTML5
6 40 (17.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (13.85%) XML
8 31 (13.42%) jQuery
9 23 (9.96%) Web Services
10 22 (9.52%) SOAP
10 22 (9.52%) REST
11 21 (9.09%) AngularJS
12 18 (7.79%) J2EE
13 17 (7.36%) RESTful
14 16 (6.93%) Ajax
14 16 (6.93%) .NET Framework
15 12 (5.19%) Java EE
15 12 (5.19%) WCF
16 11 (4.76%) CSS3
17 10 (4.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.72%) Computer Science
2 28 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 19 (8.23%) Data Structures
3 19 (8.23%) Algorithms
4 14 (6.06%) Photography
5 11 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.90%) RIA
6 9 (3.90%) Visualisation
7 8 (3.46%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.60%) Social Media
9 5 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.16%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.16%) Streaming Video
9 5 (2.16%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.73%) Social Network
10 4 (1.73%) iPad
10 4 (1.73%) iPhone
11 3 (1.30%) Human Factors
11 3 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.55%) Windows
2 19 (8.23%) UNIX
3 17 (7.36%) Linux
4 15 (6.49%) Android
5 12 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.90%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.73%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.44%) Software Engineering
3 62 (26.84%) MVC
4 53 (22.94%) OO
5 50 (21.65%) Software Architecture
6 41 (17.75%) OOD
7 34 (14.72%) SOA
8 32 (13.85%) Scrum
9 30 (12.99%) TDD
10 27 (11.69%) Mentoring
11 26 (11.26%) UML
12 24 (10.39%) DevOps
13 22 (9.52%) SDLC
14 19 (8.23%) Web Application Development
14 19 (8.23%) Software Deployment
15 17 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (7.36%) Open Source
15 17 (7.36%) Content Management
16 13 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
17 11 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 105 (45.45%) Java
2 103 (44.59%) C#
3 73 (31.60%) JavaScript
4 47 (20.35%) SQL
5 41 (17.75%) C++
5 41 (17.75%) C
6 11 (4.76%) PHP
7 9 (3.90%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.90%) Python
8 6 (2.60%) XQuery
8 6 (2.60%) COBOL
8 6 (2.60%) XPath
8 6 (2.60%) Scala
9 5 (2.16%) Ruby
10 4 (1.73%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.30%) F#
12 2 (0.87%) Clojure
12 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 52 (22.51%) Degree
2 18 (7.79%) SC Cleared
2 18 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) PMP
3 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.60%) iRise
5 4 (1.73%) IBM
6 3 (1.30%) Tableau
6 3 (1.30%) Google
7 2 (0.87%) webMethods
7 2 (0.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe
8 1 (0.43%) HP
8 1 (0.43%) Juniper
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) VMware
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
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