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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 786 737 723
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 110 135 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 90 118 153
Average salary £60,000 £67,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £66,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-13.53% +10.83%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110056 102864 113144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.39% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90099 85610 97163
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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 14 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 14 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
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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 -64 90 £60,000 -11.11% 16
London -45 43 £63,500 -5.92% 4
Yorkshire -18 12 £39,600 -41.33% 2
North West +19 11 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland -3 10 £47,500 - 5
Manchester +11 9 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England -3 8 £72,500 +31.81% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £71,250 +61.93% 3
South West -15 7 £51,000 +3.55% 1
Leeds -30 7 £39,600 -41.33% 1
West Yorkshire -35 7 £39,600 -41.33% 1
City of London +1 6 £60,000 -12.72%
South East -56 6 £62,500 -10.71% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Fife - 5 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge -1 4 £72,500 +64.77% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 - 3
York - 4 - -
Wales -7 3 £85,000 +88.88%
West Wales - 3 £85,000 -
Swansea - 3 £85,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £51,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £51,000 -
Dunfermline - 3 £47,500 -
West Midlands 0 2 £55,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £58,000 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 -
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 126 (48.46%) .NET
2 123 (47.31%) Java
3 87 (33.46%) C#
4 73 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (23.46%) SQL Server
6 57 (21.92%) OO
7 56 (21.54%) ASP.NET
7 56 (21.54%) MVC
8 55 (21.15%) Spring
9 53 (20.38%) Software Engineering
10 47 (18.08%) Scrum
11 45 (17.31%) Oracle
12 43 (16.54%) Finance
13 40 (15.38%) Security Cleared
14 39 (15.00%) Middleware
14 39 (15.00%) Web Services
15 38 (14.62%) JavaScript
15 38 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (13.46%) Software Architecture
17 35 (13.46%) TDD
18 33 (12.69%) WCF
19 31 (11.92%) HTML
19 31 (11.92%) SOA
19 31 (11.92%) Microsoft
20 30 (11.54%) UML
20 30 (11.54%) Java EE
21 29 (11.15%) Enterprise Architecture
22 28 (10.77%) SC Cleared
22 28 (10.77%) Client/Server

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 16 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.00%) Jetty
4 11 (4.23%) Node.js
5 10 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.92%) IIS
7 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.54%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.15%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.15%) Apache
9 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.77%) ArchestrA
10 2 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.38%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.38%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) Internet
1 4 (1.54%) SCCP
2 1 (0.38%) Wireless
2 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.38%) GPRS
2 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.00%) MySQL
3 11 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.46%) Big Data
4 9 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.31%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.15%) DB2
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.69%) Visual Studio
1 7 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.92%) JUnit
2 5 (1.92%) NetBeans
3 4 (1.54%) Subversion
3 4 (1.54%) Maven
3 4 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.54%) CA Gen
4 3 (1.15%) Ant
4 3 (1.15%) LLVM
4 3 (1.15%) Gerrit
4 3 (1.15%) GCC
5 2 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.77%) WebObjects
5 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Moq
6 1 (0.38%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
General
1 43 (16.54%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.23%) Banking
4 10 (3.85%) Retail
5 7 (2.69%) Publishing
5 7 (2.69%) Marketing
6 6 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.54%) Automotive
7 4 (1.54%) Electronics
7 4 (1.54%) Local Government
7 4 (1.54%) Games
8 3 (1.15%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (48.46%) .NET
2 56 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 55 (21.15%) Spring
4 39 (15.00%) Web Services
4 39 (15.00%) Middleware
5 38 (14.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (12.69%) WCF
7 31 (11.92%) HTML
8 30 (11.54%) Java EE
9 24 (9.23%) J2EE
10 23 (8.85%) CSS
11 20 (7.69%) XML
11 20 (7.69%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.92%) jQuery
13 14 (5.38%) Spring MVC
13 14 (5.38%) HTML5
14 13 (5.00%) Hibernate
14 13 (5.00%) SOAP
15 11 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 11 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (10.77%) Client/Server
3 24 (9.23%) Digital Media
4 23 (8.85%) Open Source
5 14 (5.38%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) DTV
7 3 (1.15%) Social Media
7 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.77%) iPhone
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) PDA
8 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.38%) Linux
2 12 (4.62%) UNIX
3 8 (3.08%) Windows
4 6 (2.31%) Android
4 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.92%) OO
3 56 (21.54%) MVC
4 53 (20.38%) Software Engineering
5 47 (18.08%) Scrum
6 35 (13.46%) TDD
6 35 (13.46%) Software Architecture
7 31 (11.92%) SOA
8 30 (11.54%) UML
9 29 (11.15%) Enterprise Architecture
10 27 (10.38%) Technical Architecture
10 27 (10.38%) Process Management
11 23 (8.85%) OOD
12 22 (8.46%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.00%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.62%) E-Commerce
15 12 (4.62%) Project Management
16 11 (4.23%) Pair Programming
17 9 (3.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 123 (47.31%) Java
2 87 (33.46%) C#
3 38 (14.62%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.23%) SQL
5 19 (7.31%) Ruby
6 13 (5.00%) PHP
6 13 (5.00%) Python
7 10 (3.85%) Perl
7 10 (3.85%) C++
8 6 (2.31%) C
9 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.15%) Scala
11 1 (0.38%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.38%) C-shell
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) VC++
11 1 (0.38%) Korn
11 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.92%) Degree
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) QEMU
1 3 (1.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 45 (17.31%) Oracle
2 31 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.69%) JBoss
4 8 (3.08%) Rackspace
5 5 (1.92%) IBM
5 5 (1.92%) Teradata
5 5 (1.92%) Netezza
6 4 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.54%) HP
6 4 (1.54%) CA
7 3 (1.15%) SAP
7 3 (1.15%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.77%) VMware
8 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.77%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.38%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) Vertica
9 1 (0.38%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.38%) Tumbleweed
9 1 (0.38%) Huawei
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £attractive dep. on experience + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Career Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £40k to £65k depending on level of experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + upto 20% bonus, benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Fife
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago