The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 402 472 521
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +49
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 674 577 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 555 454 302
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £36,300 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90830 97762 87292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.69% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73793 79516 71777
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK.

Software Architecture Salary Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Architecture over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 within the UK.

Software Architecture Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +80 624 £55,000 +4.76% 73
London +80 304 £67,500 +8.00% 31
South East +46 152 £50,000 +5.26% 14
City of London +45 63 £70,000 +26.12% 12
Surrey +27 51 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Yorkshire +15 37 £47,500 -19.38% 4
Berkshire +10 36 £47,500 +26.66% 4
West Yorkshire +33 34 £47,500 -21.27% 4
Leeds +42 33 £46,250 -23.35% 4
East of England -1 32 £52,500 +5.00% 6
South West -38 30 £38,750 -15.76% 4
North West +7 29 £34,500 -23.33% 5
Scotland -8 27 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Hampshire +22 24 £46,500 -2.10% 2
West Midlands +14 24 £42,500 +14.86% 4
Manchester +7 23 £34,500 -23.33% 3
Walton-on-Thames - 23 £52,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire +14 19 £52,500 +3.96% 6
Cambridge +9 18 £52,500 +3.96% 6
Reading 0 18 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Bristol +2 17 £37,500 -35.34% 3
Edinburgh +1 16 £38,500 - 3
Brighton +8 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Sussex +1 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +19 13 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Wales +10 13 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Stockport - 12 £34,500 - 1
Staines -2 11 £55,000 +5.26%
Oxfordshire +18 10 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South Wales +3 10 £52,500 -4.54% 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 568 (45.81%) Java
2 558 (45.00%) C#
3 545 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (34.52%) .NET
5 400 (32.26%) JavaScript
6 393 (31.69%) OO
7 387 (31.21%) Finance
8 364 (29.35%) C++
8 364 (29.35%) Degree
9 363 (29.27%) Software Engineering
10 344 (27.74%) HTML
11 289 (23.31%) SQL
12 288 (23.23%) TDD
13 286 (23.06%) CSS
14 284 (22.90%) SQL Server
15 265 (21.37%) XML
16 246 (19.84%) Computer Science
17 228 (18.39%) Spring
18 209 (16.85%) Scrum
19 198 (15.97%) ASP.NET
20 195 (15.73%) Microsoft
21 190 (15.32%) MVC
22 189 (15.24%) Linux
23 186 (15.00%) SDLC
24 184 (14.84%) UML
25 182 (14.68%) Web Services
26 163 (13.15%) REST
27 161 (12.98%) Windows
28 154 (12.42%) OOP
29 152 (12.26%) SOAP

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 78 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (3.31%) IIS
3 39 (3.15%) JBoss
4 33 (2.66%) CMS
5 32 (2.58%) Node.js
6 27 (2.18%) Apache
7 19 (1.53%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.53%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.29%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.29%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.97%) Confluence
14 10 (0.81%) Alfresco
14 10 (0.81%) MQSeries
15 9 (0.73%) WordPress
16 8 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 78 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.56%) Simulink
4 3 (0.24%) MS Office
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.081%) MS Project
5 1 (0.081%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.081%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 9 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.081%) Endur
5 1 (0.081%) Findur
5 1 (0.081%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.58%) SaaS
3 17 (1.37%) PaaS
4 16 (1.29%) IaaS
4 16 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.48%) GitHub
7 5 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.081%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.47%) HTTP
2 28 (2.26%) Internet
3 24 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.29%) Ethernet
5 14 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (0.97%) SSL
6 12 (0.97%) LDAP
7 10 (0.81%) Firewall
7 10 (0.81%) Modbus
8 7 (0.56%) Network Security
8 7 (0.56%) DLNA
9 6 (0.48%) SAN
10 5 (0.40%) SMTP
10 5 (0.40%) AMQP
11 4 (0.32%) NAS
11 4 (0.32%) Wireless
11 4 (0.32%) VoIP
12 3 (0.24%) Intranet
12 3 (0.24%) Extranet
12 3 (0.24%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 151 (12.18%) Relational Database
3 140 (11.29%) NoSQL
4 80 (6.45%) MySQL
5 77 (6.21%) RDBMS
6 65 (5.24%) Big Data
7 51 (4.11%) Hadoop
8 42 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (3.31%) Redis
10 25 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.94%) MongoDB
12 23 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.69%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.45%) Riak
16 17 (1.37%) MarkLogic
17 14 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (1.05%) DB2
19 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 137 (11.05%) Visual Studio
2 114 (9.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 84 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 84 (6.77%) Maven
4 64 (5.16%) NUnit
4 64 (5.16%) Subversion
5 50 (4.03%) Eclipse
6 49 (3.95%) JUnit
7 43 (3.47%) Jenkins
8 29 (2.34%) JIRA
9 28 (2.26%) TestNG
10 27 (2.18%) Rhino Mocks
11 23 (1.85%) Ant
12 20 (1.61%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.45%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.13%) ReSharper
15 13 (1.05%) SoapUI
16 12 (0.97%) Android Studio
17 11 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
17 11 (0.89%) CruiseControl
General
1 387 (31.21%) Finance
2 120 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 94 (7.58%) Retail
4 89 (7.18%) Banking
5 57 (4.60%) Aerospace
6 54 (4.35%) Automotive
7 33 (2.66%) Marketing
7 33 (2.66%) Online Betting
8 31 (2.50%) Electronics
9 28 (2.26%) Publishing
10 24 (1.94%) Advertising
11 22 (1.77%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.29%) Front Office
13 14 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.13%) Legal
14 11 (0.89%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.73%) Games
15 9 (0.73%) Back Office
15 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 695 (56.05%) Developer
2 235 (18.95%) Senior Developer
3 212 (17.10%) Architect
4 160 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 152 (12.26%) Software Engineer
6 148 (11.94%) C# Developer
7 142 (11.45%) Java Developer
8 88 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
9 69 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
10 66 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 65 (5.24%) .NET Developer
12 61 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
13 56 (4.52%) Software Architect
14 44 (3.55%) Applications Developer
15 42 (3.39%) Lead Developer
16 39 (3.15%) Senior Software Engineer
16 39 (3.15%) Analyst
17 35 (2.82%) C++ Developer
17 35 (2.82%) Senior C# Developer
18 32 (2.58%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (34.52%) .NET
2 344 (27.74%) HTML
3 286 (23.06%) CSS
4 265 (21.37%) XML
5 228 (18.39%) Spring
6 198 (15.97%) ASP.NET
7 182 (14.68%) Web Services
8 163 (13.15%) REST
9 152 (12.26%) SOAP
10 142 (11.45%) HTML5
11 122 (9.84%) Hibernate
12 121 (9.76%) jQuery
13 108 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 101 (8.15%) RabbitMQ
15 99 (7.98%) ActiveMQ
15 99 (7.98%) WCF
16 95 (7.66%) .NET Framework
17 94 (7.58%) AngularJS
18 80 (6.45%) CSS3
19 78 (6.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 246 (19.84%) Computer Science
2 96 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 96 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.85%) Mathematics
4 74 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 73 (5.89%) Algorithms
6 70 (5.65%) User Experience
7 57 (4.60%) Client/Server
8 55 (4.44%) Grid Computing
9 44 (3.55%) N-Tier
10 33 (2.66%) Mobile App
11 26 (2.10%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.69%) Physics
12 21 (1.69%) CUDA
13 20 (1.61%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.45%) Visualisation
15 17 (1.37%) Data Centre
16 14 (1.13%) Digital Media
17 13 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 189 (15.24%) Linux
2 161 (12.98%) Windows
3 134 (10.81%) UNIX
4 66 (5.32%) Android
5 39 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.05%) Nucleus RTOS
7 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.48%) Solaris
8 6 (0.48%) VMS
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.32%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.16%) HPUX
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (31.69%) OO
3 363 (29.27%) Software Engineering
4 288 (23.23%) TDD
5 209 (16.85%) Scrum
6 190 (15.32%) MVC
7 186 (15.00%) SDLC
8 184 (14.84%) UML
9 154 (12.42%) OOP
10 142 (11.45%) SOA
11 135 (10.89%) Unit Testing
11 135 (10.89%) Mentoring
12 126 (10.16%) E-Commerce
13 118 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
14 107 (8.63%) Multithreading
15 100 (8.06%) OOD
16 95 (7.66%) Open Source
17 93 (7.50%) Use Case
17 93 (7.50%) Project Management
18 78 (6.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 568 (45.81%) Java
2 558 (45.00%) C#
3 400 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 364 (29.35%) C++
5 289 (23.31%) SQL
6 138 (11.13%) C
7 126 (10.16%) Python
8 58 (4.68%) PL/SQL
9 50 (4.03%) VB.NET
10 45 (3.63%) T-SQL
10 45 (3.63%) Ruby
11 40 (3.23%) Groovy
12 39 (3.15%) PHP
13 37 (2.98%) Perl
13 37 (2.98%) Scala
14 33 (2.66%) VB
15 27 (2.18%) COBOL
16 22 (1.77%) Ada
16 22 (1.77%) Go
17 20 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 364 (29.35%) Degree
2 43 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.66%) PhD
4 23 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.48%) ISEB
7 4 (0.32%) PMP
7 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.24%) HND
8 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.16%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.16%) CISM
9 2 (0.16%) CISSP
10 1 (0.081%) CNA
10 1 (0.081%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.081%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.50%) QA
2 17 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.48%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) WCAG
6 1 (0.081%) WAI
6 1 (0.081%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (1.53%) Docker
2 10 (0.81%) Firmware
3 6 (0.48%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.081%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (2.58%) Puppet
2 30 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.40%) Mesos
3 5 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 195 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.15%) Oracle
3 32 (2.58%) TOWER Software
4 28 (2.26%) TIBCO
5 26 (2.10%) IBM
6 19 (1.53%) Sybase
7 18 (1.45%) SAP
8 16 (1.29%) Cisco
8 16 (1.29%) VMware
9 13 (1.05%) QNX
10 10 (0.81%) Cognos
11 9 (0.73%) EMC
11 9 (0.73%) Telerik
11 9 (0.73%) Toshiba
11 9 (0.73%) Panasonic
12 8 (0.65%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.65%) Perforce
12 8 (0.65%) BMC
12 8 (0.65%) CA
13 7 (0.56%) Business Objects
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, health, 25 day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum £45-58k + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £34000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Discussed on application
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bubble
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The App Business
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday