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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 422 485 511
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 647 493 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 540 426 289
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +81 620 £55,000 +8.37% 85
London +106 270 £72,500 +29.46% 33
South East +41 129 £50,000 -9.09% 17
City of London +44 56 £60,000 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire +8 55 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Yorkshire +24 52 £48,750 -19.20% 3
Leeds +41 50 £50,000 -47.36% 3
South West -9 49 £37,500 -18.47% 4
Surrey -9 45 £55,000 - 7
East of England -15 44 £57,500 +36.09% 14
North West +5 34 £35,000 -30.00% 8
East Midlands +11 27 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cambridgeshire +22 25 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Cambridge +23 24 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Hampshire +20 22 £56,000 +17.27% 1
Bristol -9 22 £36,750 -51.00%
Scotland +1 20 £40,000 +3.89% 4
Manchester +3 19 £34,500 -31.00% 5
Brighton +31 18 £50,000 -4.76%
East Sussex +26 18 £50,000 +14.94%
Walton-on-Thames - 17 £55,000 - 2
Berkshire +19 16 £48,750 -39.06% 5
Gloucestershire -17 14 £42,625 -5.27%
Newbury - 14 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands +4 13 £40,750 -
Buckinghamshire -1 13 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Nottingham +1 12 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 12 £57,500 +64.28% 2
Edinburgh -12 11 £40,000 - 1
Stockport - 11 £34,500 - 1

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 582 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (42.42%) C#
3 538 (40.97%) Java
4 453 (34.50%) .NET
5 429 (32.67%) Software Engineering
6 396 (30.16%) Finance
7 394 (30.01%) JavaScript
8 392 (29.86%) OO
9 355 (27.04%) C++
10 321 (24.45%) Degree
11 316 (24.07%) HTML
12 297 (22.62%) TDD
13 262 (19.95%) SQL Server
14 254 (19.35%) SQL
15 252 (19.19%) CSS
16 223 (16.98%) Computer Science
17 222 (16.91%) Scrum
18 215 (16.37%) XML
19 212 (16.15%) Linux
20 200 (15.23%) Spring
21 197 (15.00%) UML
22 193 (14.70%) Windows
23 189 (14.39%) Relational Database
24 182 (13.86%) SOA
25 173 (13.18%) ASP.NET
26 172 (13.10%) C
27 168 (12.80%) REST
28 165 (12.57%) UNIX
29 161 (12.26%) Oracle
29 161 (12.26%) SDLC

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 85 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (3.12%) JBoss
3 33 (2.51%) Apache
3 33 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.28%) Apache Spark
5 29 (2.21%) Node.js
6 25 (1.90%) Apache Solr
6 25 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (1.60%) IIS
8 19 (1.45%) CMS
9 18 (1.37%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.61%) Confluence
14 7 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.46%) Mule
16 5 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 70 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.37%) MS Office
3 14 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.91%) Simulink
5 9 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.076%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.88%) SaaS
2 32 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.52%) PaaS
4 20 (1.52%) IaaS
5 17 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.38%) GitHub
9 4 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.15%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 44 (3.35%) Internet
3 37 (2.82%) HTTP
4 26 (1.98%) Ethernet
5 18 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (1.07%) Wireless
6 14 (1.07%) Modbus
7 13 (0.99%) AMQP
8 12 (0.91%) LDAP
9 10 (0.76%) SSL
9 10 (0.76%) DLNA
10 8 (0.61%) Profibus
11 6 (0.46%) Extranet
11 6 (0.46%) DNS
11 6 (0.46%) Intranet
12 5 (0.38%) Firewall
12 5 (0.38%) NFC
13 4 (0.30%) Network Security
13 4 (0.30%) SAN
13 4 (0.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 189 (14.39%) Relational Database
3 156 (11.88%) NoSQL
4 100 (7.62%) RDBMS
5 72 (5.48%) Big Data
6 64 (4.87%) Hadoop
7 55 (4.19%) MySQL
8 44 (3.35%) Redis
9 34 (2.59%) MongoDB
10 33 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (2.44%) Oracle Database
12 30 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.90%) Riak
15 23 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (0.84%) MarkLogic
19 7 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 115 (8.76%) Visual Studio
2 100 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 86 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 86 (6.55%) Maven
4 62 (4.72%) JIRA
5 53 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 52 (3.96%) Subversion
7 43 (3.27%) NUnit
8 30 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 30 (2.28%) JUnit
8 30 (2.28%) TeamCity
9 23 (1.75%) CocoaPods
10 20 (1.52%) Selenium
11 18 (1.37%) Ant
12 17 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (0.99%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.99%) Jasmine
13 13 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.99%) ReSharper
14 10 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 396 (30.16%) Finance
2 112 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 108 (8.23%) Banking
4 84 (6.40%) Retail
5 51 (3.88%) Automotive
6 47 (3.58%) Aerospace
7 43 (3.27%) Advertising
8 40 (3.05%) Marketing
9 38 (2.89%) Manufacturing
9 38 (2.89%) Electronics
10 35 (2.67%) Online Betting
11 21 (1.60%) Back Office
12 19 (1.45%) Legal
13 16 (1.22%) Publishing
14 13 (0.99%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.91%) Front Office
16 11 (0.84%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.69%) Law
17 9 (0.69%) Games
18 8 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 681 (51.87%) Developer
2 243 (18.51%) Senior Developer
3 208 (15.84%) Architect
4 160 (12.19%) Software Engineer
4 160 (12.19%) C# Developer
5 135 (10.28%) Software Developer
6 127 (9.67%) Java Developer
7 86 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
8 83 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 80 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 64 (4.87%) Senior Software Developer
11 63 (4.80%) Team Leader
12 56 (4.27%) Applications Developer
13 52 (3.96%) .NET Developer
14 50 (3.81%) Software Architect
15 46 (3.50%) Lead Developer
16 44 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
17 43 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
18 40 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
18 40 (3.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (34.50%) .NET
2 316 (24.07%) HTML
3 252 (19.19%) CSS
4 215 (16.37%) XML
5 200 (15.23%) Spring
6 173 (13.18%) ASP.NET
7 168 (12.80%) REST
8 155 (11.81%) Web Services
9 125 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 123 (9.37%) jQuery
11 114 (8.68%) SOAP
12 107 (8.15%) Hibernate
12 107 (8.15%) HTML5
13 97 (7.39%) RabbitMQ
14 96 (7.31%) WCF
15 94 (7.16%) ActiveMQ
16 89 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
17 79 (6.02%) JMS
18 75 (5.71%) Kafka
19 74 (5.64%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 223 (16.98%) Computer Science
2 118 (8.99%) User Experience
3 104 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (6.93%) Algorithms
5 90 (6.85%) Data Structures
6 77 (5.86%) Enterprise Software
7 66 (5.03%) Mathematics
8 58 (4.42%) Hedge funds
9 56 (4.27%) Grid Computing
10 52 (3.96%) Client/Server
11 33 (2.51%) Mobile Banking
12 27 (2.06%) N-Tier
13 26 (1.98%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
15 22 (1.68%) Management Information System
16 21 (1.60%) Visualisation
17 20 (1.52%) Physics
17 20 (1.52%) SWIFT
17 20 (1.52%) Cryptography
18 18 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 212 (16.15%) Linux
2 193 (14.70%) Windows
3 165 (12.57%) UNIX
4 94 (7.16%) Android
5 72 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.84%) Solaris
8 10 (0.76%) Windows NT
9 8 (0.61%) VMS
10 7 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (0.38%) SUSE
13 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.076%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.076%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (32.67%) Software Engineering
3 392 (29.86%) OO
4 297 (22.62%) TDD
5 222 (16.91%) Scrum
6 197 (15.00%) UML
7 182 (13.86%) SOA
8 161 (12.26%) SDLC
9 158 (12.03%) MVC
10 147 (11.20%) Mentoring
11 138 (10.51%) OOP
12 136 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
13 127 (9.67%) E-Commerce
14 110 (8.38%) Multithreading
15 106 (8.07%) Unit Testing
16 99 (7.54%) Open Source
16 99 (7.54%) OOD
17 86 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
18 82 (6.25%) Use Case
19 72 (5.48%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 557 (42.42%) C#
2 538 (40.97%) Java
3 394 (30.01%) JavaScript
4 355 (27.04%) C++
5 254 (19.35%) SQL
6 172 (13.10%) C
7 148 (11.27%) Python
8 83 (6.32%) Ruby
9 73 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 65 (4.95%) Perl
11 61 (4.65%) Scala
12 50 (3.81%) PHP
13 49 (3.73%) PL/SQL
14 48 (3.66%) T-SQL
15 39 (2.97%) Go
16 37 (2.82%) Groovy
17 32 (2.44%) Objective-C
18 30 (2.28%) Apple Swift
19 28 (2.13%) Clojure
19 28 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 321 (24.45%) Degree
2 48 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.74%) PhD
4 28 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.60%) ISEB
6 19 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.15%) HND
10 2 (0.15%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.076%) CISM
11 1 (0.076%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.076%) CISSP
11 1 (0.076%) CNA
11 1 (0.076%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.85%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) SLA
3 4 (0.30%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) JTAG
5 1 (0.076%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.076%) COBIT
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (2.51%) Docker
2 20 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.61%) Firmware
4 7 (0.53%) vCloud
5 6 (0.46%) KVM
6 5 (0.38%) HDFS
7 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.15%) Xen
9 2 (0.15%) LXC
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.076%) vSphere
10 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (3.81%) Puppet
2 48 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.99%) Mesos
4 9 (0.69%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.30%) Nagios
5 4 (0.30%) Ansible
5 4 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.30%) Salt
6 1 (0.076%) logstash
6 1 (0.076%) StatsD
6 1 (0.076%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 161 (12.26%) Oracle
2 137 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.28%) SAP
4 29 (2.21%) VMware
5 24 (1.83%) Splunk
6 23 (1.75%) Cisco
7 22 (1.68%) IBM
8 20 (1.52%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.37%) TOWER Software
10 16 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.07%) Sybase
12 11 (0.84%) GigaSpaces
12 11 (0.84%) Google
13 10 (0.76%) Intel
14 9 (0.69%) Adobe
14 9 (0.69%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.61%) Perforce
15 8 (0.61%) BMC
15 8 (0.61%) CA
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package &
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, h/c
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k DoE + package
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Car allowance total Package £103,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago