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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 450 452 439
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 544 516 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.60% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 479 428 429
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
87329 85491 87260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.68% 82.25% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71992 68288 74041
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 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 +20 511 £50,000 -9.09% 72
London -10 221 £60,000 -11.11% 21
South East -11 140 £47,500 -13.63% 13
South West +24 45 £42,550 +0.11% 11
Surrey -8 40 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Yorkshire +24 38 £45,000 -14.28% 7
West Yorkshire +26 36 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Leeds +24 36 £45,000 -10.00% 4
City of London +10 35 £35,000 -50.00% 6
East of England -37 29 £62,500 +25.00% 7
East Sussex -2 24 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Brighton +12 23 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Kent +18 21 £47,500 -32.14% 4
Scotland +24 19 £38,500 +4.05% 8
Bristol +15 18 £43,750 +15.89% 11
Cambridgeshire +5 17 £40,750 -34.80% 7
Cambridge +3 17 £40,750 -34.80% 6
Berkshire -22 16 £50,000 - 2
Sittingbourne - 16 £47,500 - 2
North West -13 15 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Hampshire -10 14 £40,000 -13.51%
Walton-on-Thames - 14 £52,500 -
East Midlands +25 13 £37,500 -9.09% 3
Manchester 0 13 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Somerset - 12 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +7 11 £38,500 +4.05% 6
Devon +5 10 £42,300 -0.47%
Northamptonshire - 10 £37,500 - 1
Reading -5 9 £73,000 +32.72%
Rickmansworth -12 9 £75,000 +17.64%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 434 (40.22%) C#
2 428 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (39.02%) Java
4 368 (34.11%) .NET
5 330 (30.58%) OO
6 323 (29.94%) Software Engineering
7 322 (29.84%) Degree
8 315 (29.19%) JavaScript
9 309 (28.64%) Finance
10 299 (27.71%) C++
11 287 (26.60%) HTML
12 271 (25.12%) CSS
13 270 (25.02%) SQL
14 226 (20.95%) XML
15 225 (20.85%) SQL Server
16 199 (18.44%) Computer Science
17 187 (17.33%) TDD
18 178 (16.50%) ASP.NET
19 177 (16.40%) Microsoft
20 164 (15.20%) Spring
21 162 (15.01%) OOP
22 153 (14.18%) MVC
23 148 (13.72%) UML
24 144 (13.35%) Linux
25 134 (12.42%) C
26 124 (11.49%) Banking
27 123 (11.40%) Scrum
28 120 (11.12%) Windows
29 118 (10.94%) UNIX
29 118 (10.94%) jQuery

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 45 (4.17%) Node.js
2 39 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (3.34%) Apache
4 34 (3.15%) JBoss
5 33 (3.06%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.97%) CMS
7 31 (2.87%) IIS
8 29 (2.69%) SharePoint
9 26 (2.41%) WebSphere
10 22 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (1.67%) WordPress
13 14 (1.30%) Drupal
14 13 (1.20%) Alfresco
14 13 (1.20%) MQSeries
15 11 (1.02%) OpenStack
15 11 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.74%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 106 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.39%) MS Office
3 10 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.46%) MS Project
5 5 (0.46%) Simulink
6 3 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.28%) Magento
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.093%) Endur
5 1 (0.093%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.85%) SaaS
2 10 (0.93%) GitHub
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.46%) PaaS
4 3 (0.28%) IaaS
4 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.093%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.26%) Internet
2 37 (3.43%) HTTP
3 21 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.95%) SAN
4 20 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 17 (1.58%) SSL
6 14 (1.30%) Firewall
7 11 (1.02%) NAS
8 10 (0.93%) DLNA
9 9 (0.83%) Wireless
10 8 (0.74%) Intranet
10 8 (0.74%) DNS
10 8 (0.74%) LDAP
11 7 (0.65%) NFC
11 7 (0.65%) VoIP
12 6 (0.56%) Modbus
13 5 (0.46%) Network Security
14 4 (0.37%) IPv4
14 4 (0.37%) IPv6
14 4 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.73%) MySQL
3 73 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 61 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 58 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (3.80%) Big Data
7 31 (2.87%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.22%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.67%) OLAP
12 16 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.39%) DB2
14 13 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 85 (7.88%) Visual Studio
2 65 (6.02%) Subversion
3 55 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 39 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (3.52%) JUnit
6 36 (3.34%) Maven
7 35 (3.24%) TestNG
8 30 (2.78%) Eclipse
9 29 (2.69%) NUnit
10 24 (2.22%) Jenkins
11 23 (2.13%) Ant
12 22 (2.04%) JIRA
13 20 (1.85%) SoapUI
14 16 (1.48%) Selenium
15 11 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
15 11 (1.02%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.83%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.74%) WATIR
17 8 (0.74%) Android Studio
18 6 (0.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 309 (28.64%) Finance
2 124 (11.49%) Banking
3 105 (9.73%) Telecoms
4 60 (5.56%) Aerospace
5 58 (5.38%) Retail
6 51 (4.73%) Automotive
7 47 (4.36%) Marketing
8 35 (3.24%) Electronics
9 31 (2.87%) Investment Banking
10 27 (2.50%) Publishing
11 22 (2.04%) Online Betting
12 18 (1.67%) Advertising
12 18 (1.67%) Law
13 13 (1.20%) Legal
13 13 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.11%) French Language
15 9 (0.83%) Back Office
16 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.56%) Military
17 6 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 551 (51.07%) Developer
2 202 (18.72%) Architect
3 165 (15.29%) Software Engineer
4 131 (12.14%) C# Developer
5 128 (11.86%) Java Developer
6 127 (11.77%) Senior Developer
7 105 (9.73%) Software Developer
8 76 (7.04%) C++ Developer
9 73 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
10 65 (6.02%) Analyst
11 57 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 45 (4.17%) .NET Developer
13 43 (3.99%) Software Architect
14 41 (3.80%) Technical Architect
15 38 (3.52%) PHP Developer
16 36 (3.34%) Web Developer
16 36 (3.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 32 (2.97%) C++ Software Engineer
17 32 (2.97%) Programmer
18 30 (2.78%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (34.11%) .NET
2 287 (26.60%) HTML
3 271 (25.12%) CSS
4 226 (20.95%) XML
5 178 (16.50%) ASP.NET
6 164 (15.20%) Spring
7 118 (10.94%) jQuery
8 115 (10.66%) HTML5
9 114 (10.57%) Web Services
10 107 (9.92%) SOAP
11 95 (8.80%) J2EE
12 91 (8.43%) REST
13 78 (7.23%) Hibernate
14 72 (6.67%) Ajax
15 68 (6.30%) RESTful
16 66 (6.12%) .NET Framework
16 66 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
17 54 (5.00%) JSON
18 51 (4.73%) XML Schema
19 50 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 199 (18.44%) Computer Science
2 88 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 83 (7.69%) Open Source
4 79 (7.32%) Mathematics
5 78 (7.23%) Data Structures
6 65 (6.02%) Algorithms
7 60 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (4.08%) Client/Server
9 29 (2.69%) Mobile App
9 29 (2.69%) User Experience
10 27 (2.50%) Grid Computing
11 25 (2.32%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.95%) Visualisation
12 21 (1.95%) CUDA
13 20 (1.85%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.67%) Cryptography
15 16 (1.48%) PKI
16 15 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
16 15 (1.39%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 144 (13.35%) Linux
2 120 (11.12%) Windows
3 118 (10.94%) UNIX
4 36 (3.34%) Android
5 25 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.93%) Solaris
9 9 (0.83%) Nucleus RTOS
10 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.65%) AIX
12 5 (0.46%) Debian
13 3 (0.28%) HPUX
14 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (30.58%) OO
3 323 (29.94%) Software Engineering
4 187 (17.33%) TDD
5 162 (15.01%) OOP
6 153 (14.18%) MVC
7 148 (13.72%) UML
8 123 (11.40%) Scrum
9 106 (9.82%) Mentoring
10 92 (8.53%) Unit Testing
11 89 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (8.25%) Data Modelling
12 84 (7.78%) Multithreading
13 79 (7.32%) SOA
14 78 (7.23%) OOD
14 78 (7.23%) Use Case
15 77 (7.14%) Web Development
16 75 (6.95%) E-Commerce
17 69 (6.39%) Project Management
18 63 (5.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 434 (40.22%) C#
2 421 (39.02%) Java
3 315 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 299 (27.71%) C++
5 270 (25.02%) SQL
6 134 (12.42%) C
7 114 (10.57%) Python
8 75 (6.95%) PHP
9 43 (3.99%) PL/SQL
10 41 (3.80%) COBOL
11 39 (3.61%) Perl
12 34 (3.15%) T-SQL
13 31 (2.87%) Ruby
14 28 (2.59%) VB
15 27 (2.50%) VB.NET
16 23 (2.13%) Bash Shell
17 21 (1.95%) VC++
18 17 (1.58%) Ada
19 15 (1.39%) PHP5
20 13 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 322 (29.84%) Degree
2 38 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.58%) PhD
6 9 (0.83%) CSSLP
7 7 (0.65%) PMP
7 7 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.56%) ISEB
8 6 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.28%) MBA
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) MCSD
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.093%) HND
11 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.093%) CIMA
11 1 (0.093%) CISM
11 1 (0.093%) CISSP
11 1 (0.093%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.38%) QA
2 12 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.83%) SLA
4 8 (0.74%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.28%) WCAG
8 3 (0.28%) WAI
8 3 (0.28%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.093%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.093%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.74%) Firmware
4 7 (0.65%) Varnish
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.37%) vSphere
6 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (0.93%) Puppet
1 10 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.093%) WSUS
Vendors
1 177 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.21%) Oracle
3 22 (2.04%) TIBCO
3 22 (2.04%) VMware
4 21 (1.95%) Zend
5 19 (1.76%) IBM
6 15 (1.39%) TOWER Software
7 14 (1.30%) Google
8 13 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.11%) Business Objects
10 10 (0.93%) Brocade
11 9 (0.83%) QNX
11 9 (0.83%) NetApp
12 7 (0.65%) Akamai
12 7 (0.65%) EMC
12 7 (0.65%) Intel
13 6 (0.56%) Veritas
13 6 (0.56%) Symantec
13 6 (0.56%) Cisco
13 6 (0.56%) Facebook
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Bridge Noble
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £43000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35384 - £49400 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago