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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 784 829 725
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 121 118 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83 91 123
Average salary £57,500 £58,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.86% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £45,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £38,500
% 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 2 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 2 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 +68 117 £60,000 +4.34% 13
South East +52 53 £60,000 - 2
London +20 30 £85,000 +25.92% 3
Hampshire +20 18 £56,359 -13.29% 2
East Sussex +46 16 £60,000 +9.09%
South West -19 11 £52,500 +2.94%
East Midlands +16 10 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Brighton +32 9 £65,000 +18.18%
Southampton +10 7 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Bristol -15 7 £52,500 -9.48%
Oxfordshire +19 6 £57,500 -17.85%
Surrey +13 5 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England +8 5 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Nottingham +7 5 £56,500 -5.83% 1
Berkshire +2 5 £65,000 +8.33%
Nottinghamshire -2 5 £56,500 -5.83% 1
Abingdon - 5 £57,500 -
Havant - 5 £56,359 - 1
Manchester +8 4 £62,500 +13.63% 1
North West -7 4 £62,500 +13.63% 1
City of London +51 3 £89,000 +48.33% 1
Cambridge +14 3 £60,000 -17.24% 1
West Yorkshire +11 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £60,000 -15.78% 1
Dorset +10 3 £52,500 -25.00%
Leeds +10 3 - -
Yorkshire -5 3 - - 1
Staines - 3 £90,000 -
Weymouth - 3 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 133 (51.75%) .NET
2 118 (45.91%) C#
3 115 (44.75%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (43.97%) Java
5 90 (35.02%) SQL Server
6 78 (30.35%) JavaScript
7 74 (28.79%) MVC
8 72 (28.02%) HTML
9 70 (27.24%) ASP.NET
10 68 (26.46%) Software Engineering
11 56 (21.79%) OO
12 54 (21.01%) Degree
13 53 (20.62%) Software Architecture
14 52 (20.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 49 (19.07%) XML
16 48 (18.68%) SQL
17 46 (17.90%) OOD
17 46 (17.90%) Finance
18 45 (17.51%) CSS
19 44 (17.12%) C++
19 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
20 42 (16.34%) SOA
20 42 (16.34%) Scrum
21 41 (15.95%) Computer Science
21 41 (15.95%) C
22 38 (14.79%) Oracle
23 36 (14.01%) TDD
24 34 (13.23%) Retail
24 34 (13.23%) HTML5
25 33 (12.84%) Mobile App

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 20 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.06%) JBoss
3 11 (4.28%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.89%) Node.js
5 8 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.33%) IIS
7 3 (1.17%) Apache
7 3 (1.17%) Documentum
7 3 (1.17%) FileNet
8 2 (0.78%) CMS
8 2 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Liferay
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Mathematica
2 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.95%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.28%) Network Security
3 8 (3.11%) CTI
4 6 (2.33%) HTTP
5 5 (1.95%) Internet
6 4 (1.56%) DVB
7 2 (0.78%) SNMP
8 1 (0.39%) LTE
8 1 (0.39%) Wireless
8 1 (0.39%) LDAP
8 1 (0.39%) GPRS
8 1 (0.39%) LAN
8 1 (0.39%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.39%) DHCP
8 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.06%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.61%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (4.28%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.50%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.11%) MySQL
9 7 (2.72%) Redis
10 6 (2.33%) Big Data
10 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.95%) DB2
11 5 (1.95%) Riak
12 4 (1.56%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (1.17%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.23%) Subversion
3 14 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (5.06%) Maven
5 10 (3.89%) JUnit
5 10 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.72%) JIRA
7 6 (2.33%) Ant
7 6 (2.33%) Mockito
7 6 (2.33%) Hudson
8 5 (1.95%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.56%) Concordion
10 3 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.78%) WiX
11 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.78%) Selenium
11 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (17.90%) Finance
2 34 (13.23%) Retail
3 15 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.45%) Publishing
5 11 (4.28%) Banking
6 8 (3.11%) Marketing
7 7 (2.72%) Advertising
8 6 (2.33%) Electronics
9 5 (1.95%) Back Office
10 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.78%) Billing
11 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.78%) Law
11 2 (0.78%) Legal
12 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (51.75%) .NET
2 72 (28.02%) HTML
3 70 (27.24%) ASP.NET
4 52 (20.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (19.07%) XML
6 45 (17.51%) CSS
7 34 (13.23%) HTML5
8 32 (12.45%) Web Services
9 30 (11.67%) jQuery
10 28 (10.89%) AngularJS
10 28 (10.89%) SOAP
10 28 (10.89%) .NET Framework
11 27 (10.51%) REST
12 19 (7.39%) Java EE
13 18 (7.00%) Ajax
13 18 (7.00%) J2EE
14 16 (6.23%) Middleware
14 16 (6.23%) Spring
14 16 (6.23%) WCF
15 14 (5.45%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.95%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.84%) Mobile App
3 19 (7.39%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (7.39%) Data Structures
3 19 (7.39%) Algorithms
4 16 (6.23%) Client/Server
5 14 (5.45%) Photography
6 8 (3.11%) Visualisation
7 7 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.72%) User Experience
7 7 (2.72%) Taxonomies
7 7 (2.72%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.72%) Physics
7 7 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.33%) Social Media
9 5 (1.95%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.95%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.56%) DTV
10 4 (1.56%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.12%) Windows
2 23 (8.95%) Linux
3 17 (6.61%) Android
4 14 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.06%) UNIX
6 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.95%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.17%) CentOS
8 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (44.75%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (28.79%) MVC
3 68 (26.46%) Software Engineering
4 56 (21.79%) OO
5 53 (20.62%) Software Architecture
6 46 (17.90%) OOD
7 42 (16.34%) SOA
7 42 (16.34%) Scrum
8 36 (14.01%) TDD
9 32 (12.45%) Mentoring
10 27 (10.51%) Open Source
11 24 (9.34%) UML
12 22 (8.56%) SDLC
13 21 (8.17%) DevOps
13 21 (8.17%) Technical Architecture
14 19 (7.39%) Software Deployment
15 18 (7.00%) Web Application Development
16 16 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (5.84%) Project Management
18 12 (4.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (45.91%) C#
2 113 (43.97%) Java
3 78 (30.35%) JavaScript
4 48 (18.68%) SQL
5 44 (17.12%) C++
6 41 (15.95%) C
7 16 (6.23%) Python
8 9 (3.50%) PHP
9 6 (2.33%) COBOL
9 6 (2.33%) XQuery
9 6 (2.33%) Scala
9 6 (2.33%) XPath
10 5 (1.95%) VB
10 5 (1.95%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.95%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.95%) Ruby
10 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.17%) IronPython
12 3 (1.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 54 (21.01%) Degree
2 17 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.95%) MCP
4 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.95%) MCTS
4 5 (1.95%) MCPD
5 3 (1.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) GAMP
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Puppet
2 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.79%) Oracle
3 11 (4.28%) IBM
4 6 (2.33%) iRise
5 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.56%) SAP
6 4 (1.56%) Google
7 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.78%) Tableau
8 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.39%) HP
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.39%) webMethods
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