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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 426 482 478
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 634 546 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 550 425 342
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%

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
92059 95447 88938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.31% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 74661 76531 73298
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +55 565 £52,500 -2.77% 94
London -8 232 £65,000 +4.00% 34
South East -19 150 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Surrey +19 60 £52,500 -4.54% 2
City of London +29 42 £55,500 -11.20% 9
North West +37 41 £34,500 -27.36% 7
Yorkshire +33 39 £47,500 -17.39% 5
Scotland +23 38 £38,500 - 4
West Yorkshire +21 37 £47,500 -17.39% 4
Leeds +35 36 £47,500 -17.39% 4
East of England +10 32 £51,250 +0.49% 4
South West -15 31 £42,800 -4.88% 10
Manchester +24 30 £45,000 -13.46% 4
Brighton +5 27 £40,000 -8.57% 2
East Sussex -6 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 25 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands +5 23 £37,500 -9.09% 5
Edinburgh +3 22 £38,500 +1.31% 3
Berkshire -34 20 £50,000 - 4
Cambridge +11 19 £50,000 -7.40% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £50,000 -7.40% 3
Bristol +7 16 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Glasgow +20 15 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Reading -23 15 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Hampshire 0 13 £30,000 -36.84% 6
Kent +22 12 £47,500 +38.68% 1
East Midlands +15 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Reigate +3 12 £67,500 +22.72% 1
West Sussex +8 10 £46,250 +32.14% 3
Warwickshire +2 10 £35,000 -5.40%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 510 (43.85%) Java
2 509 (43.77%) C#
3 500 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
4 390 (33.53%) .NET
5 376 (32.33%) OO
6 374 (32.16%) JavaScript
7 373 (32.07%) Degree
8 369 (31.73%) Finance
9 346 (29.75%) C++
10 344 (29.58%) HTML
11 324 (27.86%) Software Engineering
12 301 (25.88%) CSS
13 279 (23.99%) SQL
14 255 (21.93%) XML
15 242 (20.81%) SQL Server
16 234 (20.12%) TDD
17 226 (19.43%) Computer Science
18 205 (17.63%) Spring
19 190 (16.34%) ASP.NET
20 187 (16.08%) Microsoft
21 181 (15.56%) Scrum
22 176 (15.13%) MVC
23 175 (15.05%) OOP
24 174 (14.96%) Linux
25 173 (14.88%) Web Services
26 154 (13.24%) UML
27 146 (12.55%) Windows
27 146 (12.55%) HTML5
28 145 (12.47%) SOAP
29 141 (12.12%) REST

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 57 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (3.61%) JBoss
3 39 (3.35%) IIS
4 38 (3.27%) Node.js
5 37 (3.18%) Apache
5 37 (3.18%) CMS
6 25 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 23 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.55%) WordPress
9 17 (1.46%) MQSeries
10 14 (1.20%) Alfresco
11 12 (1.03%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.60%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 84 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.43%) Simulink
3 3 (0.26%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Office
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.086%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 8 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Magento
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.17%) Endur
5 2 (0.17%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.32%) SaaS
2 25 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.20%) PaaS
4 12 (1.03%) IaaS
5 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.86%) GitHub
6 1 (0.086%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.13%) HTTP
2 31 (2.67%) Internet
3 20 (1.72%) SAN
4 19 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.55%) Ethernet
5 18 (1.55%) Firewall
6 17 (1.46%) SSL
7 13 (1.12%) NAS
8 8 (0.69%) DLNA
8 8 (0.69%) Network Security
9 7 (0.60%) Modbus
9 7 (0.60%) LDAP
9 7 (0.60%) VoIP
10 6 (0.52%) Wireless
11 5 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.43%) NFC
12 4 (0.34%) DNS
12 4 (0.34%) IPv4
12 4 (0.34%) IPv6
13 3 (0.26%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 106 (9.11%) Relational Database
3 98 (8.43%) MySQL
4 95 (8.17%) NoSQL
5 52 (4.47%) Big Data
6 47 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (3.87%) RDBMS
8 33 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.06%) Redis
11 22 (1.89%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.72%) DB2
13 14 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.03%) MarkLogic
16 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
19 6 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 108 (9.29%) Visual Studio
2 82 (7.05%) Subversion
3 81 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 74 (6.36%) Git (software)
5 62 (5.33%) Maven
6 55 (4.73%) NUnit
7 47 (4.04%) JUnit
8 39 (3.35%) Eclipse
9 37 (3.18%) TestNG
10 35 (3.01%) Jenkins
11 26 (2.24%) Ant
12 21 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
12 21 (1.81%) SoapUI
13 16 (1.38%) JIRA
14 14 (1.20%) Android Studio
15 13 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.86%) Selenium
17 7 (0.60%) CruiseControl
17 7 (0.60%) Grunt
General
1 369 (31.73%) Finance
2 118 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 110 (9.46%) Banking
4 81 (6.96%) Retail
5 63 (5.42%) Aerospace
6 56 (4.82%) Automotive
7 33 (2.84%) Electronics
7 33 (2.84%) Online Betting
8 30 (2.58%) Marketing
8 30 (2.58%) Publishing
9 21 (1.81%) Advertising
10 17 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.77%) Front Office
12 9 (0.77%) Back Office
12 9 (0.77%) Legal
12 9 (0.77%) French Language
13 8 (0.69%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 658 (56.58%) Developer
2 201 (17.28%) Architect
3 194 (16.68%) Senior Developer
4 152 (13.07%) Software Engineer
5 151 (12.98%) Java Developer
6 149 (12.81%) C# Developer
7 144 (12.38%) Software Developer
8 81 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
9 69 (5.93%) C++ Developer
10 65 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 60 (5.16%) .NET Developer
12 50 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 45 (3.87%) Software Architect
13 45 (3.87%) Web Developer
14 44 (3.78%) Senior Software Developer
15 40 (3.44%) Analyst
16 38 (3.27%) Applications Developer
17 35 (3.01%) Senior C# Developer
18 33 (2.84%) Lead Developer
19 32 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (33.53%) .NET
2 344 (29.58%) HTML
3 301 (25.88%) CSS
4 255 (21.93%) XML
5 205 (17.63%) Spring
6 190 (16.34%) ASP.NET
7 173 (14.88%) Web Services
8 146 (12.55%) HTML5
9 145 (12.47%) SOAP
10 141 (12.12%) REST
11 134 (11.52%) jQuery
12 107 (9.20%) Hibernate
13 88 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 85 (7.31%) .NET Framework
15 82 (7.05%) Ajax
16 80 (6.88%) J2EE
17 77 (6.62%) ActiveMQ
18 76 (6.53%) RESTful
18 76 (6.53%) AngularJS
19 75 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 226 (19.43%) Computer Science
2 98 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
3 97 (8.34%) Open Source
4 88 (7.57%) Data Structures
4 88 (7.57%) Mathematics
5 79 (6.79%) Algorithms
6 71 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
7 56 (4.82%) User Experience
7 56 (4.82%) Client/Server
8 49 (4.21%) N-Tier
9 48 (4.13%) Grid Computing
10 39 (3.35%) Mobile App
11 32 (2.75%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.63%) Physics
12 19 (1.63%) CUDA
13 18 (1.55%) Visualisation
13 18 (1.55%) Spread Betting
14 17 (1.46%) PKI
15 16 (1.38%) Digital Media
16 15 (1.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 174 (14.96%) Linux
2 146 (12.55%) Windows
3 122 (10.49%) UNIX
4 64 (5.50%) Android
5 40 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.03%) Solaris
7 11 (0.95%) Nucleus RTOS
7 11 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.60%) AIX
10 3 (0.26%) HPUX
10 3 (0.26%) VMS
10 3 (0.26%) Debian
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.086%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (32.33%) OO
3 324 (27.86%) Software Engineering
4 234 (20.12%) TDD
5 181 (15.56%) Scrum
6 176 (15.13%) MVC
7 175 (15.05%) OOP
8 154 (13.24%) UML
9 129 (11.09%) Unit Testing
10 119 (10.23%) Mentoring
11 108 (9.29%) Multithreading
12 103 (8.86%) E-Commerce
12 103 (8.86%) SOA
13 98 (8.43%) OOD
14 94 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (7.39%) Project Management
16 82 (7.05%) Use Case
17 69 (5.93%) Web Development
18 67 (5.76%) BDD
19 66 (5.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 510 (43.85%) Java
2 509 (43.77%) C#
3 374 (32.16%) JavaScript
4 346 (29.75%) C++
5 279 (23.99%) SQL
6 127 (10.92%) C
7 111 (9.54%) Python
8 57 (4.90%) PHP
9 54 (4.64%) PL/SQL
10 47 (4.04%) Perl
11 38 (3.27%) COBOL
12 32 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 32 (2.75%) VB
12 32 (2.75%) VB.NET
13 29 (2.49%) Ada
14 26 (2.24%) Ruby
15 24 (2.06%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.89%) Groovy
17 19 (1.63%) VC++
18 18 (1.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 373 (32.07%) Degree
2 33 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.89%) PhD
5 15 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.77%) CSSLP
7 7 (0.60%) PMP
7 7 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.34%) ISEB
8 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.26%) CISSP
9 3 (0.26%) CISM
9 3 (0.26%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) MCSD
11 1 (0.086%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.88%) QA
2 17 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.95%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.43%) SLA
6 4 (0.34%) WCAG
6 4 (0.34%) WAI
6 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.086%) DO-178B
System Software
1 17 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.03%) VMware ESX
3 9 (0.77%) Firmware
4 6 (0.52%) Docker
5 4 (0.34%) Varnish
5 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.20%) Puppet
1 14 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 187 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.79%) Oracle
3 31 (2.67%) TIBCO
4 29 (2.49%) TOWER Software
5 28 (2.41%) IBM
6 22 (1.89%) VMware
7 13 (1.12%) Sybase
8 11 (0.95%) QNX
9 10 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.86%) Brocade
10 9 (0.77%) Google
10 9 (0.77%) NetApp
10 9 (0.77%) SAP
10 9 (0.77%) EMC
11 8 (0.69%) Cisco
11 8 (0.69%) Telerik
12 7 (0.60%) Toshiba
12 7 (0.60%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.60%) Panasonic
13 6 (0.52%) Business Objects
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
EC Recruitment
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £39,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Energon People
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago