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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 437 465 475
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 582 527 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 506 416 367
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 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £82,500 £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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
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 £75,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +32 528 £50,000 -9.09% 78
London -27 196 £62,500 - 20
South East -18 151 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Surrey +4 52 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Yorkshire +30 42 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Leeds +31 41 £47,500 -17.39% 1
West Yorkshire +25 41 £47,500 -17.39% 1
South West -3 40 £45,000 -1.09% 3
North West +4 34 £34,500 -27.36% 7
City of London +26 33 £52,500 -41.66% 3
Scotland +21 32 £38,500 +2.66% 5
East of England -4 32 £50,000 - 19
Brighton +11 27 £40,000 -15.78% 1
East Sussex -3 27 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester +19 24 £40,500 -32.50% 6
Walton-on-Thames - 21 £52,500 - 1
Kent +34 19 £47,500 -32.14% 1
West Midlands -10 19 £37,500 - 13
Cambridge +11 18 £40,000 -23.44% 13
Cambridgeshire +9 18 £40,000 -25.92% 14
Edinburgh +6 17 £38,500 +3.35% 4
Berkshire -32 17 £50,000 - 2
Bristol -3 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Glasgow +26 15 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Somerset - 14 £42,500 -
Hampshire -8 12 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Sittingbourne - 12 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +23 10 £37,500 -6.25%
West Sussex +4 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Reigate -9 10 £67,500 +12.50% 1

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 500 (43.59%) C#
2 469 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (40.10%) Java
4 414 (36.09%) .NET
5 360 (31.39%) OO
6 358 (31.21%) JavaScript
7 353 (30.78%) Finance
7 353 (30.78%) Degree
8 340 (29.64%) C++
9 338 (29.47%) Software Engineering
10 335 (29.21%) HTML
11 305 (26.59%) CSS
12 287 (25.02%) SQL
13 254 (22.14%) SQL Server
14 245 (21.36%) XML
15 227 (19.79%) TDD
16 214 (18.66%) Computer Science
17 201 (17.52%) ASP.NET
18 192 (16.74%) Microsoft
19 185 (16.13%) MVC
20 179 (15.61%) OOP
21 176 (15.34%) Spring
22 166 (14.47%) Linux
23 158 (13.78%) Scrum
24 153 (13.34%) UML
25 150 (13.08%) HTML5
26 148 (12.90%) Web Services
27 135 (11.77%) jQuery
28 134 (11.68%) C
29 130 (11.33%) Windows

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (3.92%) Node.js
2 43 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (3.57%) CMS
4 39 (3.40%) JBoss
5 37 (3.23%) IIS
6 34 (2.96%) Apache
7 28 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 25 (2.18%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 20 (1.74%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.57%) SharePoint
11 18 (1.57%) WordPress
12 16 (1.39%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.22%) Alfresco
14 12 (1.05%) Drupal
15 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.52%) Joomla!
16 6 (0.52%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 106 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.44%) Simulink
3 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
4 3 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.26%) Magento
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Endur
5 2 (0.17%) Findur
6 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.83%) SaaS
3 10 (0.87%) GitHub
4 7 (0.61%) PaaS
5 5 (0.44%) IaaS
6 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.087%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.92%) HTTP
2 42 (3.66%) Internet
3 23 (2.01%) SSL
4 21 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.66%) SAN
5 19 (1.66%) Ethernet
6 17 (1.48%) Firewall
7 12 (1.05%) NAS
8 10 (0.87%) DLNA
9 8 (0.70%) Wireless
10 7 (0.61%) NFC
10 7 (0.61%) Network Security
10 7 (0.61%) LDAP
10 7 (0.61%) VoIP
11 6 (0.52%) Modbus
12 4 (0.35%) DNS
12 4 (0.35%) SMTP
12 4 (0.35%) Intranet
12 4 (0.35%) IPv4
12 4 (0.35%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 109 (9.50%) MySQL
3 100 (8.72%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 62 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 37 (3.23%) Big Data
8 25 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.83%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (1.66%) DB2
12 15 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.31%) Redis
13 13 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 106 (9.24%) Visual Studio
2 82 (7.15%) Subversion
3 68 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 68 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (3.84%) NUnit
4 44 (3.84%) Maven
4 44 (3.84%) JUnit
5 38 (3.31%) Eclipse
5 38 (3.31%) TestNG
6 33 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.27%) Ant
8 23 (2.01%) SoapUI
9 19 (1.66%) JIRA
10 17 (1.48%) Selenium
10 17 (1.48%) Rhino Mocks
11 15 (1.31%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.05%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.05%) Android Studio
13 7 (0.61%) Gradle
14 6 (0.52%) Mockito
General
1 353 (30.78%) Finance
2 117 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 114 (9.94%) Banking
4 69 (6.02%) Retail
5 65 (5.67%) Aerospace
6 57 (4.97%) Automotive
7 36 (3.14%) Electronics
8 34 (2.96%) Marketing
9 28 (2.44%) Publishing
10 25 (2.18%) Online Betting
11 22 (1.92%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.83%) Advertising
13 16 (1.39%) Law
14 15 (1.31%) Legal
15 11 (0.96%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.87%) French Language
17 9 (0.78%) Back Office
18 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.61%) Front Office
20 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 635 (55.36%) Developer
2 202 (17.61%) Architect
3 171 (14.91%) Senior Developer
4 164 (14.30%) Software Engineer
5 144 (12.55%) C# Developer
6 140 (12.21%) Java Developer
7 127 (11.07%) Software Developer
8 82 (7.15%) Solutions Architect
9 79 (6.89%) C++ Developer
10 66 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (4.97%) .NET Developer
12 52 (4.53%) Analyst
13 46 (4.01%) Software Architect
14 42 (3.66%) Web Developer
15 39 (3.40%) Applications Developer
16 35 (3.05%) Senior Software Developer
16 35 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
17 34 (2.96%) Technical Architect
17 34 (2.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 33 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (36.09%) .NET
2 335 (29.21%) HTML
3 305 (26.59%) CSS
4 245 (21.36%) XML
5 201 (17.52%) ASP.NET
6 176 (15.34%) Spring
7 150 (13.08%) HTML5
8 148 (12.90%) Web Services
9 135 (11.77%) jQuery
10 126 (10.99%) SOAP
11 112 (9.76%) REST
12 95 (8.28%) Hibernate
13 88 (7.67%) J2EE
13 88 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 87 (7.59%) .NET Framework
15 82 (7.15%) Ajax
16 77 (6.71%) RESTful
17 67 (5.84%) CSS3
18 66 (5.75%) JSON
19 63 (5.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 214 (18.66%) Computer Science
2 90 (7.85%) Open Source
3 87 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 85 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 84 (7.32%) Data Structures
6 70 (6.10%) Algorithms
7 67 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (4.01%) Client/Server
9 44 (3.84%) N-Tier
10 40 (3.49%) User Experience
11 37 (3.23%) Mobile App
12 34 (2.96%) Grid Computing
13 29 (2.53%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.74%) CUDA
14 20 (1.74%) Visualisation
15 18 (1.57%) Spread Betting
16 17 (1.48%) Physics
16 17 (1.48%) PKI
17 14 (1.22%) Cryptography
17 14 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 166 (14.47%) Linux
2 130 (11.33%) Windows
3 119 (10.37%) UNIX
4 57 (4.97%) Android
5 38 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.96%) Solaris
7 10 (0.87%) Nucleus RTOS
8 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.61%) AIX
10 5 (0.44%) Debian
11 3 (0.26%) HPUX
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.087%) zOS
13 1 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (31.39%) OO
3 338 (29.47%) Software Engineering
4 227 (19.79%) TDD
5 185 (16.13%) MVC
6 179 (15.61%) OOP
7 158 (13.78%) Scrum
8 153 (13.34%) UML
9 116 (10.11%) Unit Testing
10 115 (10.03%) Mentoring
11 103 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (8.46%) Multithreading
13 95 (8.28%) SOA
14 93 (8.11%) OOD
15 86 (7.50%) Use Case
16 81 (7.06%) E-Commerce
17 80 (6.97%) Web Development
18 76 (6.63%) Data Modelling
18 76 (6.63%) Project Management
19 63 (5.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 500 (43.59%) C#
2 460 (40.10%) Java
3 358 (31.21%) JavaScript
4 340 (29.64%) C++
5 287 (25.02%) SQL
6 134 (11.68%) C
7 124 (10.81%) Python
8 64 (5.58%) PHP
9 47 (4.10%) Perl
10 46 (4.01%) PL/SQL
11 42 (3.66%) COBOL
12 39 (3.40%) T-SQL
13 34 (2.96%) VB.NET
14 28 (2.44%) VB
15 27 (2.35%) Ruby
16 25 (2.18%) Ada
16 25 (2.18%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.74%) VC++
18 15 (1.31%) XPath
18 15 (1.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 353 (30.78%) Degree
2 37 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 21 (1.83%) PhD
5 18 (1.57%) VCP4
6 9 (0.78%) CSSLP
7 7 (0.61%) ISEB
7 7 (0.61%) PMP
7 7 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.26%) MBA
9 3 (0.26%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) CISM
10 2 (0.17%) CISSP
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) MCSD
11 1 (0.087%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.36%) QA
2 16 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.96%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.52%) SLA
7 4 (0.35%) WCAG
7 4 (0.35%) WAI
7 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.087%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.96%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.70%) Firmware
4 4 (0.35%) Varnish
4 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.35%) Docker
5 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (1.39%) Puppet
1 16 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 192 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.71%) Oracle
3 28 (2.44%) TIBCO
4 23 (2.01%) IBM
4 23 (2.01%) TOWER Software
5 19 (1.66%) VMware
6 16 (1.39%) Zend
7 13 (1.13%) Google
8 10 (0.87%) Brocade
8 10 (0.87%) QNX
8 10 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.78%) NetApp
10 7 (0.61%) Business Objects
10 7 (0.61%) EMC
11 6 (0.52%) HP
11 6 (0.52%) Sybase
11 6 (0.52%) Cisco
11 6 (0.52%) Veritas
11 6 (0.52%) Symantec
11 6 (0.52%) Telerik
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £50K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Share Options+Healthcare+Pension+M
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
KPRS
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago