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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 738 774 710
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 145 133 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 107 92 130
Average salary £57,000 £60,000 £63,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +48 128 £57,500 -0.86% 25
South East +34 46 £60,000 - 5
London +28 31 £65,000 -7.14% 6
East Sussex +17 18 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South West -14 16 £52,500 +2.94% 3
East Midlands +21 14 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Hampshire - 13 £56,359 - 3
Wales +9 12 £48,750 -42.64%
Bristol +3 12 £52,500 -9.48%
Brighton +16 11 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South Wales +14 9 £50,000 -13.04%
Nottinghamshire +12 8 £61,250 +2.08%
Nottingham -2 8 £61,250 +2.08%
West Yorkshire +23 7 £52,500 +32.57% 1
East of England +15 7 £60,000 -12.72% 4
Yorkshire -2 7 £52,500 +32.57% 2
Southampton - 7 £65,000 - 1
Leeds +15 6 £52,500 +32.57% 1
City of London +39 5 £89,000 +31.85% 1
Cardiff +9 5 £50,000 -13.04%
Oxfordshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
Cambridge +24 4 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Manchester +18 4 £62,500 -
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Berkshire +2 4 £65,000 -
North West -2 4 £62,500 +4.16%
Torfaen - 4 £47,500 -
Havant - 4 £56,359 - 1
Abingdon - 4 £57,500 - 1
Cwmbran - 4 £47,500 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 131 (48.88%) .NET
2 114 (42.54%) C#
3 113 (42.16%) Java
4 109 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (29.10%) JavaScript
6 76 (28.36%) SQL Server
7 68 (25.37%) HTML
7 68 (25.37%) Software Engineering
8 61 (22.76%) MVC
9 58 (21.64%) ASP.NET
10 54 (20.15%) Software Architecture
11 50 (18.66%) OO
12 49 (18.28%) XML
13 48 (17.91%) SQL
14 47 (17.54%) SOA
14 47 (17.54%) Finance
14 47 (17.54%) Degree
15 46 (17.16%) TDD
15 46 (17.16%) C++
16 45 (16.79%) CSS
17 44 (16.42%) Scrum
18 41 (15.30%) Microsoft
19 40 (14.93%) C
19 40 (14.93%) Computer Science
19 40 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (13.43%) OOD
21 35 (13.06%) Oracle
22 33 (12.31%) Web Services
22 33 (12.31%) jQuery
23 32 (11.94%) Linux

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.60%) JBoss
3 13 (4.85%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.36%) Node.js
5 8 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.49%) IIS
7 4 (1.49%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.12%) Apache
8 3 (1.12%) Documentum
8 3 (1.12%) FileNet
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
9 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.37%) Drupal
10 1 (0.37%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) nginx
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
2 1 (0.37%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.49%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.61%) Network Security
2 7 (2.61%) Internet
2 7 (2.61%) CTI
3 6 (2.24%) HTTP
4 4 (1.49%) DVB
5 2 (0.75%) VPN
5 2 (0.75%) SNMP
6 1 (0.37%) LTE
6 1 (0.37%) LDAP
6 1 (0.37%) GPRS
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.37%) DHCP
6 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.19%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 16 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.10%) RDBMS
5 11 (4.10%) MySQL
5 11 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.36%) Big Data
7 8 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.99%) Redis
8 6 (2.24%) DB2
8 6 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.87%) Riak
9 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.12%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (7.09%) Subversion
2 17 (6.34%) Visual Studio
3 15 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.60%) Maven
4 13 (4.85%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.10%) JUnit
6 9 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.99%) Ant
7 8 (2.99%) Hudson
8 7 (2.61%) Mockito
9 6 (2.24%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.87%) Concordion
10 5 (1.87%) WiX
10 5 (1.87%) MSI
10 5 (1.87%) JIRA
11 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.12%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.75%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 47 (17.54%) Finance
2 28 (10.45%) Retail
3 14 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.10%) Banking
5 9 (3.36%) Law
6 6 (2.24%) Publishing
6 6 (2.24%) Marketing
7 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 5 (1.87%) Electronics
8 4 (1.49%) Back Office
9 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (48.88%) .NET
2 68 (25.37%) HTML
3 58 (21.64%) ASP.NET
4 49 (18.28%) XML
5 45 (16.79%) CSS
6 40 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (12.31%) Web Services
7 33 (12.31%) jQuery
8 30 (11.19%) HTML5
9 28 (10.45%) AngularJS
10 27 (10.07%) .NET Framework
10 27 (10.07%) SOAP
10 27 (10.07%) REST
11 21 (7.84%) Java EE
12 18 (6.72%) Middleware
13 17 (6.34%) Spring
13 17 (6.34%) Ajax
14 15 (5.60%) WCF
14 15 (5.60%) J2EE
14 15 (5.60%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 28 (10.45%) Open Source
3 27 (10.07%) Mobile App
4 21 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.60%) Client/Server
6 11 (4.10%) Data Structures
6 11 (4.10%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.36%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.99%) N-Tier
9 7 (2.61%) Social Media
9 7 (2.61%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.61%) User Experience
9 7 (2.61%) Physics
9 7 (2.61%) Cryptography
10 6 (2.24%) Photography
10 6 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.87%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.87%) Social Network
11 5 (1.87%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.94%) Linux
2 27 (10.07%) Windows
3 18 (6.72%) Android
4 16 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.10%) UNIX
6 5 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.49%) CentOS
8 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.75%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (25.37%) Software Engineering
3 61 (22.76%) MVC
4 54 (20.15%) Software Architecture
5 50 (18.66%) OO
6 47 (17.54%) SOA
7 46 (17.16%) TDD
8 44 (16.42%) Scrum
9 36 (13.43%) OOD
10 24 (8.96%) Mentoring
11 19 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
11 19 (7.09%) UML
12 16 (5.97%) Project Management
12 16 (5.97%) Web Application Development
13 15 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (5.22%) Software Deployment
15 13 (4.85%) DevOps
15 13 (4.85%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (4.48%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (42.54%) C#
2 113 (42.16%) Java
3 78 (29.10%) JavaScript
4 48 (17.91%) SQL
5 46 (17.16%) C++
6 40 (14.93%) C
7 25 (9.33%) Python
8 14 (5.22%) PHP
9 9 (3.36%) Ruby
10 7 (2.61%) Scala
11 6 (2.24%) XPath
11 6 (2.24%) XQuery
11 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.24%) COBOL
12 5 (1.87%) VB
12 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.87%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.12%) F#
13 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.12%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 47 (17.54%) Degree
2 11 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.87%) MCP
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.87%) MCPD
4 5 (1.87%) MCTS
5 3 (1.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) GAMP
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Varnish
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
1 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.06%) Oracle
3 9 (3.36%) IBM
4 6 (2.24%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.24%) iRise
5 4 (1.49%) Google
6 3 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.37%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.37%) Facebook
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter
8 1 (0.37%) Tableau
8 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.37%) HP
8 1 (0.37%) webMethods
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