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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 792 759 698
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 112 112 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85 105 179
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 £55,000 £65,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-16.34% +1.15%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -22 100 £60,000 -14.28% 12
London -14 43 £65,000 -7.14% 2
East of England +13 14 £72,500 -3.33% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £72,500 -19.44% 4
Yorkshire -34 12 £51,000 +13.33% 1
Manchester -1 11 £55,000 +10.00%
City of London -12 11 £62,500 -7.40% 2
North West -18 11 £55,000 +7.31%
Cambridge +8 10 £72,500 -19.44% 4
South West -8 10 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Leeds -25 10 £51,000 +13.33% 1
West Yorkshire -34 10 £51,000 +13.33% 1
Scotland -10 9 £47,500 - 1
South East -38 9 £62,500 -10.71% 2
Bristol - 8 £50,000 - 2
Fife - 4 £47,500 -
Surrey +2 3 £54,500 -16.15%
Hampshire -17 3 £61,250 -17.78% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 - 1
Southampton +2 2 £61,250 +44.11%
Dorset -7 2 £70,000 +27.27%
West Midlands -7 2 £50,000 -20.00%
North Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Glasgow -21 2 £58,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 £49,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £70,000 -
Dunfermline - 2 £47,500 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (47.37%) .NET
2 107 (43.32%) Java
3 87 (35.22%) C#
4 62 (25.10%) SQL Server
5 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (21.46%) Finance
7 52 (21.05%) OO
8 47 (19.03%) ASP.NET
9 46 (18.62%) Software Engineering
10 43 (17.41%) MVC
11 40 (16.19%) Web Services
12 39 (15.79%) JavaScript
13 37 (14.98%) Oracle
13 37 (14.98%) Scrum
13 37 (14.98%) Enterprise Software
14 36 (14.57%) Spring
15 34 (13.77%) Microsoft
16 32 (12.96%) HTML
17 30 (12.15%) UML
17 30 (12.15%) SOA
17 30 (12.15%) Software Architecture
18 29 (11.74%) WCF
19 28 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
19 28 (11.34%) Security Cleared
19 28 (11.34%) SQL
20 26 (10.53%) CSS
20 26 (10.53%) Linux
21 25 (10.12%) TDD
21 25 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
22 22 (8.91%) Middleware

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (4.45%) Node.js
3 10 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.83%) IIS
4 7 (2.83%) Jetty
5 6 (2.43%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.21%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.81%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.21%) Office 365
4 2 (0.81%) SaaS
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.62%) Internet
1 4 (1.62%) SCCP
2 2 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.40%) GPRS
3 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.88%) MySQL
3 9 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.83%) Big Data
5 7 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.43%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.24%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.43%) GCC
3 6 (2.43%) LLVM
4 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.02%) Subversion
4 5 (2.02%) NetBeans
4 5 (2.02%) Maven
5 4 (1.62%) JUnit
5 4 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.62%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.62%) CA Gen
6 3 (1.21%) Ant
7 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.81%) WebObjects
8 1 (0.40%) MSTest
8 1 (0.40%) Moq
8 1 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (21.46%) Finance
2 13 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.64%) Banking
4 8 (3.24%) Publishing
5 7 (2.83%) Retail
6 5 (2.02%) Electronics
7 4 (1.62%) Local Government
7 4 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.21%) Marketing
9 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (47.37%) .NET
2 47 (19.03%) ASP.NET
3 40 (16.19%) Web Services
4 36 (14.57%) Spring
5 32 (12.96%) HTML
6 29 (11.74%) WCF
7 26 (10.53%) CSS
8 25 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (8.91%) Middleware
10 20 (8.10%) Java EE
11 19 (7.69%) jQuery
12 18 (7.29%) J2EE
13 17 (6.88%) .NET Framework
13 17 (6.88%) XML
14 16 (6.48%) SOAP
15 12 (4.86%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (4.86%) HTML5
16 10 (4.05%) JSP
16 10 (4.05%) Servlets
16 10 (4.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.98%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (8.91%) Client/Server
2 22 (8.91%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.69%) Digital Media
4 18 (7.29%) Open Source
5 6 (2.43%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.62%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.21%) DTV
7 3 (1.21%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.81%) PDA
8 2 (0.81%) Clustering
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.53%) Linux
2 15 (6.07%) UNIX
3 11 (4.45%) Windows
4 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.02%) Android
5 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (21.05%) OO
3 46 (18.62%) Software Engineering
4 43 (17.41%) MVC
5 37 (14.98%) Scrum
6 30 (12.15%) UML
6 30 (12.15%) SOA
6 30 (12.15%) Software Architecture
7 28 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (10.12%) TDD
9 22 (8.91%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (7.69%) OOD
11 18 (7.29%) Process Management
12 17 (6.88%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (6.48%) OOP
13 16 (6.48%) Project Management
14 15 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.26%) E-Commerce
16 10 (4.05%) Waterfall
17 9 (3.64%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (43.32%) Java
2 87 (35.22%) C#
3 39 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.34%) SQL
5 21 (8.50%) Python
6 20 (8.10%) C
6 20 (8.10%) C++
6 20 (8.10%) Ruby
7 11 (4.45%) PHP
8 10 (4.05%) Perl
9 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.62%) Fortran
10 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.62%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.21%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.81%) F#
13 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.40%) C-shell
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.91%) Degree
3 18 (7.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) PhD
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.43%) QEMU
1 6 (2.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.62%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 37 (14.98%) Oracle
2 34 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.29%) JBoss
4 12 (4.86%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.02%) IBM
5 5 (2.02%) Teradata
5 5 (2.02%) Netezza
6 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.62%) HP
6 4 (1.62%) CA
7 3 (1.21%) SAP
8 2 (0.81%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.81%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Vertica
9 1 (0.40%) Borland
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) Sybase
9 1 (0.40%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.40%) KANA
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