The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 464 494 358
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -136
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 576 436 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.50% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 450 325 683
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97295 87643 96229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.35% 78.82% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78124 71880 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 17 April 2014 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +24 521 £52,500 -4.54% 70
London +32 248 £62,500 +4.16% 30
South East +26 145 £47,500 -20.83% 7
Surrey +27 48 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland +17 47 £38,750 +4.72% 8
City of London +6 45 £55,000 -21.42% 7
East of England -18 41 £50,500 +18.82% 10
Berkshire +21 37 £45,000 -25.00%
South West -20 37 £45,500 +13.75% 8
Edinburgh -7 29 £38,500 +18.46% 4
Gloucestershire -4 23 £46,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +22 22 £50,500 -27.85% 5
Cambridge +19 21 £50,500 -27.85% 5
Reading +2 20 £45,000 -35.71%
North West 0 19 £46,250 -15.90% 8
Newbury +10 16 £47,500 +5.55%
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire -30 14 £57,500 -4.16% 3
East Sussex - 13 £42,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +16 12 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Manchester +12 12 £45,000 -7.21% 3
Reigate +9 12 £47,500 -24.00%
Oxford +3 12 £65,000 +116.66%
Oxfordshire -3 12 £65,000 +87.05%
Hampshire -4 12 £47,500 +7.34% 1
Brighton - 12 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands -17 11 £35,000 -22.22%
Guildford - 11 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +12 9 £65,000 +4.00% 1
Aberdeen +9 9 £45,000 - 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 344 (31.85%) C#
2 341 (31.57%) Java
3 295 (27.31%) .NET
4 279 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
5 265 (24.54%) SQL
6 255 (23.61%) OO
7 245 (22.69%) Finance
8 239 (22.13%) Software Engineering
9 221 (20.46%) Oracle
10 219 (20.28%) C++
11 218 (20.19%) SQL Server
12 217 (20.09%) JavaScript
13 213 (19.72%) Linux
14 212 (19.63%) Microsoft
15 205 (18.98%) HTML
16 195 (18.06%) MVC
17 173 (16.02%) Degree
18 169 (15.65%) CSS
19 167 (15.46%) TDD
20 162 (15.00%) Scrum
21 159 (14.72%) ASP.NET
22 157 (14.54%) Windows
23 156 (14.44%) Web Services
24 154 (14.26%) J2EE
25 150 (13.89%) Computer Science
26 133 (12.31%) UNIX
27 127 (11.76%) XML
28 124 (11.48%) MS Excel
29 119 (11.02%) Python
30 116 (10.74%) SOA

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 75 (6.94%) WebLogic
2 56 (5.19%) Apache
3 39 (3.61%) CMS
4 36 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 36 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 30 (2.78%) IIS
6 23 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.13%) MQSeries
7 22 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (1.94%) Node.js
9 16 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (1.11%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
13 10 (0.93%) PegaRULES
14 9 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.83%) MediaWiki
15 7 (0.65%) Joomla!
Applications
1 124 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.093%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.02%) Magento
3 5 (0.46%) Tridion
4 4 (0.37%) Staffware
4 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.19%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.093%) SAP SEM
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.09%) SaaS
2 35 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.37%) GitHub
5 3 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.093%) Office 365
7 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.96%) Internet
2 57 (5.28%) SAN
3 49 (4.54%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.87%) DHCP
5 26 (2.41%) NAS
6 24 (2.22%) HTTP
7 23 (2.13%) Firewall
8 22 (2.04%) Wireless
9 18 (1.67%) Intranet
10 17 (1.57%) Ethernet
11 12 (1.11%) Bluetooth
11 12 (1.11%) IPv4
11 12 (1.11%) IPv6
12 11 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.93%) SSL
14 7 (0.65%) DNS
14 7 (0.65%) DVB
14 7 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.56%) UWB
15 6 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 75 (6.94%) MySQL
4 48 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 47 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 37 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 35 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.22%) DB2
9 21 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.94%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.39%) Big Data
12 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 95 (8.80%) Subversion
2 63 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 57 (5.28%) Visual Studio
4 41 (3.80%) Ant
4 41 (3.80%) Maven
5 39 (3.61%) JUnit
6 32 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (2.69%) Jenkins
8 28 (2.59%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.57%) Selenium
10 15 (1.39%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (1.30%) JIRA
12 13 (1.20%) NUnit
13 12 (1.11%) Moq
14 11 (1.02%) Hudson
14 11 (1.02%) PHPUnit
15 10 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
16 8 (0.74%) Gerrit
General
1 245 (22.69%) Finance
2 75 (6.94%) Banking
3 43 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.98%) Marketing
4 29 (2.69%) Electronics
5 25 (2.31%) Games
6 21 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.67%) Online Betting
8 15 (1.39%) Retail
8 15 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.30%) Legal
10 13 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.93%) Advertising
11 10 (0.93%) Publishing
12 8 (0.74%) Law
12 8 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.65%) Back Office
14 6 (0.56%) Billing
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 493 (45.65%) Developer
2 256 (23.70%) Architect
3 138 (12.78%) Senior Developer
4 117 (10.83%) Software Engineer
5 107 (9.91%) Software Developer
6 93 (8.61%) Solutions Architect
6 93 (8.61%) C# Developer
7 71 (6.57%) Java Developer
8 61 (5.65%) Analyst
9 54 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 50 (4.63%) Technical Architect
11 48 (4.44%) C++ Developer
12 47 (4.35%) Software Architect
13 46 (4.26%) Lead Developer
14 44 (4.07%) Programmer
15 37 (3.43%) Consultant
15 37 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
16 35 (3.24%) Web Developer
16 35 (3.24%) PHP Developer
17 32 (2.96%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (27.31%) .NET
2 205 (18.98%) HTML
3 169 (15.65%) CSS
4 159 (14.72%) ASP.NET
5 156 (14.44%) Web Services
6 154 (14.26%) J2EE
7 127 (11.76%) XML
8 105 (9.72%) jQuery
9 95 (8.80%) REST
10 91 (8.43%) Spring
11 85 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 81 (7.50%) WPF
13 77 (7.13%) SOAP
14 70 (6.48%) HTML5
15 66 (6.11%) Middleware
16 61 (5.65%) WCF
17 60 (5.56%) Hibernate
18 50 (4.63%) .NET Framework
19 49 (4.54%) JMS
20 47 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 85 (7.87%) Open Source
3 74 (6.85%) Mathematics
4 60 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 37 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.96%) N-Tier
8 25 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.76%) Social Media
9 19 (1.76%) Firmware
10 17 (1.57%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
11 14 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.02%) Replication
12 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.02%) CUDA
13 10 (0.93%) Statistics
14 9 (0.83%) Grid Computing
14 9 (0.83%) Clustering
14 9 (0.83%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 213 (19.72%) Linux
2 157 (14.54%) Windows
3 133 (12.31%) UNIX
4 53 (4.91%) Solaris
5 45 (4.17%) Android
6 30 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 29 (2.69%) HPUX
8 18 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.02%) AIX
9 11 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.19%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.093%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (23.61%) OO
3 239 (22.13%) Software Engineering
4 195 (18.06%) MVC
5 167 (15.46%) TDD
6 162 (15.00%) Scrum
7 116 (10.74%) SOA
8 108 (10.00%) UML
9 96 (8.89%) E-Commerce
10 87 (8.06%) TOGAF
11 86 (7.96%) Multithreading
12 74 (6.85%) Project Management
13 73 (6.76%) Web Development
14 72 (6.67%) Kanban
15 61 (5.65%) Unit Testing
15 61 (5.65%) Zachman Framework
16 57 (5.28%) OOP
17 54 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
18 51 (4.72%) RUP
19 50 (4.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 344 (31.85%) C#
2 341 (31.57%) Java
3 265 (24.54%) SQL
4 219 (20.28%) C++
5 217 (20.09%) JavaScript
6 119 (11.02%) Python
7 109 (10.09%) Perl
8 105 (9.72%) C
9 99 (9.17%) Ruby
10 91 (8.43%) PHP
11 39 (3.61%) Objective-C
12 36 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 34 (3.15%) PL/SQL
14 30 (2.78%) Scala
15 25 (2.31%) Haskell
16 24 (2.22%) VB
16 24 (2.22%) Shell Script
17 23 (2.13%) VB.NET
18 22 (2.04%) F#
19 21 (1.94%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 173 (16.02%) Degree
2 42 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 25 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.20%) PhD
6 10 (0.93%) SSCP
6 10 (0.93%) CISM
6 10 (0.93%) CEH
6 10 (0.93%) CISSP
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.28%) ISEB
8 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.19%) MCSD
9 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.093%) HND
10 1 (0.093%) PMP
10 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (8.15%) QA
2 12 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.93%) ISO 8583
4 9 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (0.65%) BS7799
7 3 (0.28%) HL7
8 2 (0.19%) JTAG
9 1 (0.093%) Basel III
9 1 (0.093%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (3.89%) VMware ESX
2 29 (2.69%) vSphere
3 18 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.37%) Xen
7 2 (0.19%) Varnish
7 2 (0.19%) KVM
8 1 (0.093%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (3.06%) NetBackup
2 15 (1.39%) Puppet
3 11 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.19%) SCCM
5 2 (0.19%) SCOM
6 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.093%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.093%) Ansible
Vendors
1 221 (20.46%) Oracle
2 212 (19.63%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.65%) IBM
4 55 (5.09%) VMware
5 45 (4.17%) JBoss
6 40 (3.70%) NetApp
6 40 (3.70%) Brocade
7 34 (3.15%) Cisco
8 32 (2.96%) Apple
9 31 (2.87%) HP
10 30 (2.78%) TIBCO
11 29 (2.69%) Symantec
11 29 (2.69%) Veritas
11 29 (2.69%) Citrix
12 20 (1.85%) SAP
13 17 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.48%) Zend
14 16 (1.48%) Sitecore
15 15 (1.39%) Pega
15 15 (1.39%) Google
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,500 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £55,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sogeti
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum £90-£100k + EXECUTIVE BENS
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 46k + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 46k + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Up to 100% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £95k
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + pension, medical etc.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £75000 - £87000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago