The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 762 892 860
Rank change year-on-year
+130 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 152 88 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.080% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.083% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 136 76 85
Median salary £72,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.08% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,100
10% offered a salary of more than £96,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +2.72%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 31 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 145 £72,500 +26.08% 16
London +48 56 £80,000 +3.22% 5
South East +40 44 £72,500 +26.08% 5
Hampshire +15 20 £60,000 +4.34% 3
Surrey +47 13 £72,500 +7.40% 1
East of England +28 12 £55,000 -
City of London +65 11 £77,500 - 2
South West +1 11 £41,000 -15.89% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £63,750 +23.78%
Berkshire +10 6 £65,000 - 1
Exeter - 6 £41,000 -
Farnborough - 6 £50,000 - 1
Devon - 6 £41,000 -
Bristol +20 5 £80,000 +45.45% 1
West Midlands -8 5 £60,000 -14.28%
Hertfordshire +20 4 £80,000 +36.75%
Yorkshire +19 4 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Nottingham +11 4 £78,750 +39.38%
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £78,750 +39.38%
Luton - 4 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £55,000 -
Havant +8 3 £82,500 +41.02% 2
Reading +7 3 £65,000 - 1
North West +7 3 £57,500 -9.80% 1
Southampton -16 3 £60,000 +4.34%
Watford - 3 £80,000 -
Lincoln - 3 £50,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £80,000 -
Crewe - 3 £57,500 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £50,000 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 198 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (51.10%) Java
3 101 (31.66%) .NET
4 90 (28.21%) HTML
5 88 (27.59%) JavaScript
6 84 (26.33%) C#
7 77 (24.14%) Scrum
8 76 (23.82%) HTML5
9 73 (22.88%) SQL
10 67 (21.00%) Big Data
11 65 (20.38%) Finance
12 64 (20.06%) Software Engineering
13 60 (18.81%) PHP
14 57 (17.87%) Web Services
15 53 (16.61%) Degree
16 52 (16.30%) XML
17 50 (15.67%) Open Source
18 49 (15.36%) Software Architecture
19 45 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (14.11%) Microsoft
20 43 (13.48%) Ruby
21 42 (13.17%) TDD
21 42 (13.17%) TOGAF
21 42 (13.17%) MVC
22 41 (12.85%) SOA
22 41 (12.85%) Technical Architecture
23 39 (12.23%) Spring
23 39 (12.23%) Retail
23 39 (12.23%) J2EE
23 39 (12.23%) Mentoring

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (6.58%) Apache
2 17 (5.33%) WebLogic
3 16 (5.02%) JBoss
4 9 (2.82%) IIS
5 7 (2.19%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.88%) CMS
6 6 (1.88%) Jetty
6 6 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.57%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.94%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.94%) nginx
10 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.31%) Mule
11 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Primavera
1 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.03%) SaaS
2 15 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) PaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.02%) HTTP
2 7 (2.19%) Wireless
3 6 (1.88%) Internet
3 6 (1.88%) Network Security
3 6 (1.88%) SNMP
3 6 (1.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 6 (1.88%) VPN
4 5 (1.57%) SSL
5 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.94%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.31%) DVB
7 1 (0.31%) LAN
7 1 (0.31%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) MQTT
7 1 (0.31%) NAS
7 1 (0.31%) SMPP
7 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (21.00%) Big Data
2 30 (9.40%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 22 (6.90%) MySQL
5 21 (6.58%) NoSQL
6 19 (5.96%) Hadoop
7 18 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.51%) HBase
10 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.94%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.94%) GIS
13 3 (0.94%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.21%) Eclipse
2 23 (7.21%) JUnit
3 19 (5.96%) JIRA
4 18 (5.64%) Jenkins
5 16 (5.02%) IntelliJ
5 16 (5.02%) Selenium
6 14 (4.39%) Maven
7 12 (3.76%) Ant
8 11 (3.45%) Subversion
8 11 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.88%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.57%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.63%) NUnit
14 1 (0.31%) Hamcrest
14 1 (0.31%) Mockito
14 1 (0.31%) Moq
14 1 (0.31%) TestNG
General
1 65 (20.38%) Finance
2 39 (12.23%) Retail
3 24 (7.52%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.27%) Marketing
5 9 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.51%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.19%) Advertising
8 6 (1.88%) Banking
9 5 (1.57%) Automotive
9 5 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (31.66%) .NET
2 90 (28.21%) HTML
3 76 (23.82%) HTML5
4 57 (17.87%) Web Services
5 52 (16.30%) XML
6 39 (12.23%) J2EE
6 39 (12.23%) Spring
7 38 (11.91%) REST
8 35 (10.97%) CSS
9 32 (10.03%) Hibernate
10 30 (9.40%) RESTful
11 27 (8.46%) JSON
11 27 (8.46%) SOAP
12 23 (7.21%) ASP.NET
13 22 (6.90%) EJB
14 21 (6.58%) .NET Framework
14 21 (6.58%) AngularJS
15 19 (5.96%) CSS3
16 17 (5.33%) Play Framework
17 16 (5.02%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 17 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 9 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.82%) iPad
6 8 (2.51%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.25%) Fintech
8 4 (1.25%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.94%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.94%) MPEG
10 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.63%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
10 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.09%) Linux
2 25 (7.84%) Unix
3 23 (7.21%) Apple iOS
4 18 (5.64%) Android
5 17 (5.33%) Windows
6 6 (1.88%) Debian
6 6 (1.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.94%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (24.14%) Scrum
3 64 (20.06%) Software Engineering
4 50 (15.67%) Open Source
5 49 (15.36%) Software Architecture
6 45 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (13.17%) MVC
7 42 (13.17%) TDD
7 42 (13.17%) TOGAF
8 41 (12.85%) SOA
8 41 (12.85%) Technical Architecture
9 39 (12.23%) Mentoring
10 38 (11.91%) UML
11 29 (9.09%) Microservices
11 29 (9.09%) Web Development
12 28 (8.78%) SDLC
12 28 (8.78%) Zachman Framework
13 27 (8.46%) BDD
14 26 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
15 24 (7.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (51.10%) Java
2 88 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 84 (26.33%) C#
4 73 (22.88%) SQL
5 60 (18.81%) PHP
6 43 (13.48%) Ruby
7 37 (11.60%) Python
8 31 (9.72%) C++
9 25 (7.84%) Scala
10 23 (7.21%) C
11 15 (4.70%) Perl
12 13 (4.08%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.76%) Bash Shell
14 11 (3.45%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.19%) Groovy
15 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.19%) VBA
16 4 (1.25%) Clojure
16 4 (1.25%) Go
17 3 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (16.61%) Degree
2 24 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.31%) MBA
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.52%) QA
2 8 (2.51%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.88%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) DICOM
System Software
1 26 (8.15%) Docker
2 7 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.88%) Btrfs
3 6 (1.88%) NFS
4 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (5.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Ansible
2 1 (0.31%) Mesos
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.52%) Oracle
3 16 (5.02%) webMethods
4 6 (1.88%) IBM
5 5 (1.57%) SAP
6 4 (1.25%) CA
7 3 (0.94%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco
8 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.63%) Sun
8 2 (0.63%) Tableau
8 2 (0.63%) Zend
9 1 (0.31%) Avaya
9 1 (0.31%) Cadence
9 1 (0.31%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.31%) Genesys
9 1 (0.31%) HP
9 1 (0.31%) Remedy
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) VMware
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Free Parking
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits International travel, company soci
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £56,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: From £56,000 depending on skills and experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant
aap3
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago
Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: 60000-70000 Per Annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70 - £71 per annum + FANTASTIC PACKAGE
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago