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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 755 740 684
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 123 153 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99 129 167
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,187 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 -30 111 £60,000 -11.11% 25
London -34 37 £77,500 +10.71% 4
East of England +4 25 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £60,000 -7.69% 4
North West -8 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Manchester -6 12 £47,500 -5.00%
South East -25 12 £60,000 -13.04% 6
South West -15 9 £45,000 -18.18% 6
East Midlands +18 7 £32,500 -
Scotland 0 7 £47,500 -1.42% 1
City of London -11 7 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Yorkshire -12 7 £62,500 +31.57% 2
Cambridge -4 6 £62,500 -3.84% 3
Wales -16 5 - -
North Wales - 5 - -
Norwich - 5 £40,000 -
Norfolk - 5 £40,000 -
Wrexham - 5 - -
Bedfordshire +15 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Bedford +12 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Leeds -1 4 £62,500 +31.57%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £62,500 +31.57%
Berkshire -12 4 £62,500 -3.84% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £32,500 -
Northampton - 4 £32,500 -
Huntingdon - 4 £56,250 -
Somerset - 4 £45,000 - 3
York +13 3 - -
North Yorkshire +12 3 - -
Bristol -11 3 £55,000 - 1

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 104 (41.11%) .NET
2 90 (35.57%) C#
3 76 (30.04%) Java
4 75 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (25.69%) Software Engineering
6 50 (19.76%) C
7 49 (19.37%) OO
8 43 (17.00%) Web Services
8 43 (17.00%) JavaScript
8 43 (17.00%) Finance
9 42 (16.60%) MVC
9 42 (16.60%) Software Architecture
10 41 (16.21%) SOA
10 41 (16.21%) SQL Server
10 41 (16.21%) TDD
11 37 (14.62%) Microsoft
11 37 (14.62%) SQL
12 36 (14.23%) C++
12 36 (14.23%) Oracle
12 36 (14.23%) Scrum
13 35 (13.83%) ASP.NET
14 33 (13.04%) Degree
15 30 (11.86%) Linux
15 30 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (10.28%) Computer Science
17 26 (10.28%) Python
17 26 (10.28%) HTML
18 24 (9.49%) OOP
18 24 (9.49%) Mentoring

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (5.14%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.56%) NServiceBus
3 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.16%) JBoss
4 6 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.19%) nginx
6 3 (1.19%) Drupal
7 2 (0.79%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.79%) CMS
7 2 (0.79%) ArchestrA
7 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) TargetLink
2 5 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.98%) SaaS
3 5 (1.98%) Office 365
4 4 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.40%) Heroku
6 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) Internet
2 2 (0.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.40%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.53%) MySQL
3 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.37%) DB2
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.37%) Big Data
7 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.79%) Redis
10 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.74%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.35%) JUnit
4 9 (3.56%) Maven
4 9 (3.56%) Ant
5 8 (3.16%) Hudson
6 7 (2.77%) Mockito
7 6 (2.37%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.98%) WiX
8 5 (1.98%) Concordion
8 5 (1.98%) MSI
9 4 (1.58%) NUnit
9 4 (1.58%) Moq
9 4 (1.58%) MSTest
10 3 (1.19%) Subversion
10 3 (1.19%) JIRA
11 2 (0.79%) Gradle
11 2 (0.79%) GCC
General
1 43 (17.00%) Finance
2 20 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.32%) Banking
4 10 (3.95%) Law
5 8 (3.16%) Retail
6 6 (2.37%) Automotive
6 6 (2.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.19%) Games
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Marketing
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (41.11%) .NET
2 43 (17.00%) Web Services
3 35 (13.83%) ASP.NET
4 26 (10.28%) HTML
5 24 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (7.91%) .NET Framework
6 20 (7.91%) jQuery
7 19 (7.51%) WCF
8 18 (7.11%) XML
9 16 (6.32%) AngularJS
10 15 (5.93%) CSS
11 12 (4.74%) Middleware
11 12 (4.74%) REST
12 11 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (4.35%) SOAP
13 10 (3.95%) Java EE
13 10 (3.95%) Spring
13 10 (3.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (3.56%) XSLT
14 9 (3.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (10.28%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.53%) Mathematics
4 12 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.35%) Open Source
6 10 (3.95%) Digital Media
7 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.56%) User Experience
7 9 (3.56%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.16%) Physics
9 5 (1.98%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.98%) Blog
10 4 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.19%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.79%) Robotics
12 2 (0.79%) Mechatronics
12 2 (0.79%) Social Network
12 2 (0.79%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.86%) Linux
2 20 (7.91%) Windows
3 11 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.35%) Android
4 10 (3.95%) UNIX
5 5 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.19%) CentOS
6 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.69%) Software Engineering
3 49 (19.37%) OO
4 42 (16.60%) MVC
4 42 (16.60%) Software Architecture
5 41 (16.21%) SOA
5 41 (16.21%) TDD
6 36 (14.23%) Scrum
7 27 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (9.49%) OOP
8 24 (9.49%) Mentoring
9 23 (9.09%) UML
10 22 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (7.91%) Project Management
12 14 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (5.14%) MVVM
14 12 (4.74%) TOGAF
15 10 (3.95%) Data Protection
15 10 (3.95%) Information Security
16 9 (3.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (35.57%) C#
2 76 (30.04%) Java
3 50 (19.76%) C
4 43 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 37 (14.62%) SQL
6 36 (14.23%) C++
7 26 (10.28%) Python
8 13 (5.14%) Ruby
9 12 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.35%) PHP
10 11 (4.35%) Embedded C
11 9 (3.56%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.98%) Scala
13 5 (1.98%) F#
14 3 (1.19%) Clojure
14 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.19%) Erlang
14 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 33 (13.04%) Degree
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 3 (1.19%) MCTS
3 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.19%) MCPD
3 3 (1.19%) MCSE
3 3 (1.19%) MCP
4 2 (0.79%) PhD
4 2 (0.79%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.56%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) GAMP
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) Firmware
1 2 (0.79%) KVM
1 2 (0.79%) QEMU
1 2 (0.79%) Varnish
2 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) Puppet
1 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.23%) Oracle
3 9 (3.56%) IBM
4 5 (1.98%) Twitter
4 5 (1.98%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.19%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.19%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.79%) Sybase
6 2 (0.79%) Google
6 2 (0.79%) Wonderware
6 2 (0.79%) Facebook
7 1 (0.40%) SAP
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + up to 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £38000 - £52000 per annum + pension, flexible hours, healthcare
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Salary: £500 - £501 per day
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East Riding of Yorkshire
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