The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 783 749 712
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 122 130 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 100 118 170
Average salary £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 2014. 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 -52 101 £60,000 -12.72% 16
London -53 46 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Yorkshire -28 13 £50,000 -11.11% 1
North West +4 12 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +2 11 £72,500 -1.69% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 10 £72,500 -19.44% 6
Scotland 0 10 £47,500 - 4
Manchester -1 10 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -8 9 £58,000 +16.00% 2
West Yorkshire -25 9 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Leeds -28 9 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Cambridge +2 7 £72,500 -19.44% 6
South East -50 7 £62,500 -10.71% 1
City of London -20 5 £60,000 -11.11%
Fife - 5 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £58,000 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 - 2
Dorset -1 3 £70,000 +55.55%
Wales -5 3 £85,000 +88.88%
Surrey -12 3 £54,500 -16.15%
West Wales - 3 £85,000 -
York - 3 - -
Swansea - 3 £85,000 -
Dunfermline - 3 £47,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £49,000 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £51,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £70,000 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 124 (48.44%) .NET
2 118 (46.09%) Java
3 90 (35.16%) C#
4 64 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 64 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 54 (21.09%) OO
7 51 (19.92%) MVC
7 51 (19.92%) Spring
8 49 (19.14%) Software Engineering
9 44 (17.19%) Finance
10 43 (16.80%) Scrum
10 43 (16.80%) JavaScript
11 39 (15.23%) Web Services
11 39 (15.23%) Security Cleared
12 37 (14.45%) Oracle
13 35 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (13.28%) Enterprise Software
14 34 (13.28%) Middleware
15 33 (12.89%) HTML
15 33 (12.89%) WCF
15 33 (12.89%) TDD
16 32 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 32 (12.50%) Software Architecture
17 30 (11.72%) Java EE
18 29 (11.33%) UML
19 28 (10.94%) Process Management
19 28 (10.94%) SC Cleared
20 27 (10.55%) Technical Architecture
20 27 (10.55%) SOA

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 18 (7.03%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.30%) Node.js
4 10 (3.91%) Jetty
5 9 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.73%) IIS
7 4 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.17%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.78%) ArchestrA
9 2 (0.78%) Apache
9 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) Internet
1 4 (1.56%) SCCP
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
2 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.39%) GPRS
2 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.86%) MySQL
3 9 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.73%) Big Data
4 7 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.34%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.95%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.39%) DB2
10 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.95%) JUnit
3 5 (1.95%) NetBeans
3 5 (1.95%) Subversion
4 4 (1.56%) Maven
4 4 (1.56%) LLVM
4 4 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.56%) GCC
4 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.56%) CA Gen
5 3 (1.17%) Ant
5 3 (1.17%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.78%) WebObjects
6 2 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (17.19%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.13%) Banking
3 8 (3.13%) Retail
4 7 (2.73%) Publishing
4 7 (2.73%) Marketing
5 4 (1.56%) Games
5 4 (1.56%) Local Government
5 4 (1.56%) Electronics
5 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (48.44%) .NET
2 56 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 51 (19.92%) Spring
4 39 (15.23%) Web Services
5 35 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 34 (13.28%) Middleware
7 33 (12.89%) WCF
7 33 (12.89%) HTML
8 30 (11.72%) Java EE
9 26 (10.16%) CSS
10 23 (8.98%) .NET Framework
11 22 (8.59%) jQuery
12 20 (7.81%) J2EE
13 19 (7.42%) XML
14 16 (6.25%) SOAP
15 13 (5.08%) HTML5
16 11 (4.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 11 (4.30%) Spring MVC
17 10 (3.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.28%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (10.16%) Client/Server
3 22 (8.59%) Digital Media
4 19 (7.42%) Open Source
5 18 (7.03%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.17%) DTV
9 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.78%) PDA
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) iPad
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.77%) Linux
2 14 (5.47%) UNIX
3 9 (3.52%) Windows
4 4 (1.56%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.09%) OO
3 51 (19.92%) MVC
4 49 (19.14%) Software Engineering
5 43 (16.80%) Scrum
6 33 (12.89%) TDD
7 32 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 29 (11.33%) UML
9 28 (10.94%) Process Management
10 27 (10.55%) SOA
10 27 (10.55%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 22 (8.59%) OOD
13 20 (7.81%) Requirements Analysis
14 17 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.08%) Waterfall
16 12 (4.69%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.69%) Project Management
17 11 (4.30%) OOP
18 10 (3.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (46.09%) Java
2 90 (35.16%) C#
3 43 (16.80%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.38%) SQL
5 19 (7.42%) Ruby
6 18 (7.03%) Python
7 15 (5.86%) C++
8 11 (4.30%) PHP
8 11 (4.30%) C
9 10 (3.91%) Perl
10 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.78%) Fortran
12 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) VC++
13 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.39%) XAML
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
13 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.20%) Degree
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.64%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.56%) QEMU
1 4 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 37 (14.45%) Oracle
2 32 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.81%) JBoss
4 10 (3.91%) Rackspace
5 5 (1.95%) IBM
5 5 (1.95%) Teradata
5 5 (1.95%) Netezza
6 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.56%) HP
6 4 (1.56%) CA
7 3 (1.17%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.39%) Twitter
9 1 (0.39%) Vertica
9 1 (0.39%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.39%) KANA
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension,health/life insurance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, life/health insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, gym etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
FGS Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£50k - £70k + benefits DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Career Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £40k to £65k depending on level of experience
Posted: 23 days ago