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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 762 771 689
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 125 102 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 99 90 180
Average salary £58,500 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 -9 108 £60,000 -11.11% 15
London -24 37 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire -31 20 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East of England -11 19 £67,500 -10.00% 6
West Yorkshire -21 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Leeds -22 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 16 £67,500 -25.00% 3
Cambridge +11 15 £65,000 -27.77% 3
South East -25 14 £60,000 -14.28% 3
City of London -8 10 £62,500 -7.40%
South West -14 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Scotland -7 9 £47,500 - 1
Manchester -9 8 £55,000 - 1
North West -12 8 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Bristol - 8 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 5 £45,000 - 1
South Wales - 5 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 5 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -5 4 £70,000 +9.80% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £48,750 -
Southampton -2 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Fife - 3 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £55,000 -
Dorset -2 2 £70,000 +27.27%
Nottingham -2 2 £55,000 -
Surrey -3 2 £49,000 -27.40%

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 117 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.10%) .NET
3 108 (42.35%) Java
4 82 (32.16%) C#
5 55 (21.57%) OO
5 55 (21.57%) Finance
6 54 (21.18%) SQL Server
7 48 (18.82%) ASP.NET
7 48 (18.82%) MVC
8 45 (17.65%) Oracle
8 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 44 (17.25%) Web Services
10 42 (16.47%) JavaScript
11 40 (15.69%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (14.51%) Software Architecture
13 35 (13.73%) Mentoring
13 35 (13.73%) Scrum
14 32 (12.55%) Microsoft
14 32 (12.55%) SQL
14 32 (12.55%) Spring
14 32 (12.55%) Enterprise Architecture
15 31 (12.16%) UML
16 30 (11.76%) SOA
17 28 (10.98%) HTML
18 27 (10.59%) C
18 27 (10.59%) Technical Architecture
18 27 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (10.20%) WCF
19 26 (10.20%) TDD
20 24 (9.41%) OOP

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (6.27%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.53%) Node.js
4 7 (2.75%) Jetty
4 7 (2.75%) IIS
5 6 (2.35%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.78%) ArchestrA
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.18%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.96%) Office 365
4 3 (1.18%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.57%) SCCP
1 4 (1.57%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.39%) GPRS
3 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.67%) MySQL
3 9 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.35%) Big Data
6 6 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.35%) LLVM
3 6 (2.35%) GCC
4 5 (1.96%) Subversion
4 5 (1.96%) Maven
4 5 (1.96%) NetBeans
4 5 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.57%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.57%) MSTest
5 4 (1.57%) Moq
5 4 (1.57%) CA Gen
5 4 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.57%) NUnit
6 3 (1.18%) Ant
6 3 (1.18%) JUnit
7 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.78%) WebObjects
8 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
General
1 55 (21.57%) Finance
2 16 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.10%) Banking
4 7 (2.75%) Electronics
5 6 (2.35%) Publishing
6 5 (1.96%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.57%) Automotive
7 4 (1.57%) Local Government
8 3 (1.18%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.78%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (45.10%) .NET
2 48 (18.82%) ASP.NET
3 44 (17.25%) Web Services
4 32 (12.55%) Spring
5 28 (10.98%) HTML
6 27 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (10.20%) WCF
8 23 (9.02%) CSS
9 19 (7.45%) Middleware
10 18 (7.06%) jQuery
11 17 (6.67%) .NET Framework
11 17 (6.67%) J2EE
12 16 (6.27%) Java EE
13 15 (5.88%) SOAP
14 12 (4.71%) XML
14 12 (4.71%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (4.31%) HTML5
15 11 (4.31%) REST
16 10 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (3.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.69%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 22 (8.63%) Client/Server
3 20 (7.84%) Digital Media
4 19 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.67%) Open Source
6 8 (3.14%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.18%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.18%) Physics
8 3 (1.18%) Firmware
8 3 (1.18%) DTV
9 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.78%) iPad
9 2 (0.78%) User Experience
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.02%) Linux
2 13 (5.10%) UNIX
3 10 (3.92%) Windows
4 6 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.96%) Android
6 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (21.57%) OO
3 48 (18.82%) MVC
4 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 37 (14.51%) Software Architecture
6 35 (13.73%) Mentoring
6 35 (13.73%) Scrum
7 32 (12.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 31 (12.16%) UML
9 30 (11.76%) SOA
10 27 (10.59%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (10.20%) TDD
12 24 (9.41%) OOP
13 19 (7.45%) OOD
14 18 (7.06%) Requirements Analysis
15 16 (6.27%) Project Management
16 15 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (5.88%) Process Management
17 13 (5.10%) E-Commerce
18 10 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 108 (42.35%) Java
2 82 (32.16%) C#
3 42 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 32 (12.55%) SQL
5 27 (10.59%) C
6 22 (8.63%) C++
7 19 (7.45%) Python
8 18 (7.06%) Ruby
9 10 (3.92%) PHP
9 10 (3.92%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.14%) Perl
11 5 (1.96%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.57%) Fortran
12 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) F#
14 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (8.63%) Degree
1 22 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.78%) PhD
4 1 (0.39%) MCSE
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.27%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) QEMU
1 6 (2.35%) KVM
2 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 45 (17.65%) Oracle
2 32 (12.55%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.88%) JBoss
4 13 (5.10%) Rackspace
5 5 (1.96%) IBM
6 4 (1.57%) HP
6 4 (1.57%) CA
6 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.57%) Teradata
6 4 (1.57%) Netezza
7 3 (1.18%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) Sybase
8 2 (0.78%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.39%) Huawei
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) KANA
9 1 (0.39%) Borland
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + top benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £60 - £75000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Parking, Dental
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, life/health insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Llangollen, Clwyd
Interact Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Interact Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £75k - 90k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago