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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 456 458 439
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 558 524 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.58% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 485 448 445
Average salary £48,750 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 +17 536 £50,000 -9.09% 50
London +2 219 £60,000 -14.28% 19
South East +75 154 £45,000 -21.73% 9
Surrey +32 55 £52,500 -16.00% 1
East of England -27 51 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +1 38 £45,000 -18.18% 4
City of London +25 37 £45,000 -35.71% 5
South West +12 36 £42,500 - 8
Cambridgeshire +7 31 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Leeds +15 28 £45,000 -18.18% 3
West Yorkshire +1 28 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Cambridge +15 27 £41,500 -12.63% 1
Kent +13 24 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Walton-on-Thames - 21 £42,500 -
East Sussex +3 19 £42,750 -5.00% 1
Hampshire -9 18 £31,000 -31.11% 1
Brighton - 18 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands +34 17 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Bristol +19 16 £45,000 -7.69% 4
Sittingbourne - 15 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +8 14 £39,250 +9.02% 2
West Sussex +4 13 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Hertfordshire -14 12 £75,000 +50.00%
North West -24 12 £53,500 +42.66% 5
Northamptonshire - 12 £38,500 -
Chichester - 11 £50,000 -
Rickmansworth -6 10 £75,000 +22.44%
Portsmouth - 10 £30,500 -
Kettering - 10 £38,000 -
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £40,000 -33.33%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 437 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (39.89%) C#
3 403 (38.09%) Java
4 362 (34.22%) .NET
5 310 (29.30%) Software Engineering
6 307 (29.02%) OO
7 301 (28.45%) Degree
8 299 (28.26%) Finance
9 293 (27.69%) JavaScript
10 277 (26.18%) C++
11 264 (24.95%) HTML
12 258 (24.39%) SQL
13 255 (24.10%) CSS
14 233 (22.02%) SQL Server
15 205 (19.38%) XML
16 185 (17.49%) Microsoft
17 184 (17.39%) Computer Science
18 169 (15.97%) ASP.NET
19 160 (15.12%) TDD
20 142 (13.42%) Spring
21 140 (13.23%) Linux
21 140 (13.23%) UML
22 139 (13.14%) MVC
23 137 (12.95%) OOP
24 128 (12.10%) Scrum
25 126 (11.91%) C
25 126 (11.91%) jQuery
25 126 (11.91%) Banking
26 120 (11.34%) MS Excel
27 119 (11.25%) Python

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (3.97%) Apache
2 38 (3.59%) Node.js
3 37 (3.50%) JBoss
4 36 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 35 (3.31%) CMS
6 34 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (2.84%) IIS
8 29 (2.74%) SharePoint
9 22 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.89%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.70%) WordPress
12 17 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (1.32%) Drupal
15 12 (1.13%) nginx
16 11 (1.04%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
19 8 (0.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 120 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.80%) MS Office
3 12 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.66%) MS Project
5 5 (0.47%) Simulink
6 3 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.28%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.095%) Endur
5 1 (0.095%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.27%) SaaS
2 8 (0.76%) GitHub
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.095%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.73%) Internet
2 33 (3.12%) HTTP
3 26 (2.46%) SAN
4 25 (2.36%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.98%) Firewall
6 17 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 15 (1.42%) SSL
8 13 (1.23%) DNS
9 10 (0.95%) Wireless
9 10 (0.95%) NAS
10 9 (0.85%) DLNA
11 8 (0.76%) Intranet
11 8 (0.76%) SNMP
12 7 (0.66%) LDAP
13 6 (0.57%) VoIP
13 6 (0.57%) NFC
14 5 (0.47%) IPv4
14 5 (0.47%) IPv6
15 4 (0.38%) 3GPP
15 4 (0.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 109 (10.30%) MySQL
3 64 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (5.86%) Relational Database
5 54 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.12%) Big Data
7 29 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 26 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 23 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.89%) OLAP
13 17 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (1.23%) DB2
15 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (7.28%) Visual Studio
2 64 (6.05%) Subversion
3 56 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.02%) JUnit
5 30 (2.84%) Maven
6 29 (2.74%) TestNG
7 28 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 27 (2.55%) Eclipse
9 25 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (2.27%) NUnit
11 22 (2.08%) JIRA
12 21 (1.98%) Ant
13 17 (1.61%) SoapUI
14 15 (1.42%) Hudson
15 14 (1.32%) Selenium
16 10 (0.95%) Bugzilla
16 10 (0.95%) Redmine
17 9 (0.85%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.85%) TeamCity
17 9 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 299 (28.26%) Finance
2 126 (11.91%) Banking
3 90 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 52 (4.91%) Retail
5 49 (4.63%) Aerospace
6 47 (4.44%) Marketing
7 38 (3.59%) Automotive
8 34 (3.21%) Electronics
9 30 (2.84%) Investment Banking
10 29 (2.74%) Publishing
11 24 (2.27%) Law
12 21 (1.98%) Legal
13 19 (1.80%) Manufacturing
14 18 (1.70%) Advertising
15 17 (1.61%) Online Betting
16 11 (1.04%) French Language
16 11 (1.04%) Games
17 9 (0.85%) Back Office
18 6 (0.57%) Military
18 6 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 511 (48.30%) Developer
2 204 (19.28%) Architect
3 166 (15.69%) Software Engineer
4 128 (12.10%) C# Developer
5 118 (11.15%) Senior Developer
6 107 (10.11%) Java Developer
7 93 (8.79%) Software Developer
8 70 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
8 70 (6.62%) C++ Developer
9 68 (6.43%) Analyst
10 53 (5.01%) Technical Architect
11 52 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 45 (4.25%) .NET Developer
13 42 (3.97%) Software Architect
14 41 (3.88%) PHP Developer
15 36 (3.40%) Web Developer
15 36 (3.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 35 (3.31%) Programmer
17 32 (3.02%) Junior
18 31 (2.93%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (34.22%) .NET
2 264 (24.95%) HTML
3 255 (24.10%) CSS
4 205 (19.38%) XML
5 169 (15.97%) ASP.NET
6 142 (13.42%) Spring
7 126 (11.91%) jQuery
8 112 (10.59%) J2EE
9 106 (10.02%) Web Services
10 100 (9.45%) HTML5
11 87 (8.22%) SOAP
12 79 (7.47%) Ajax
13 74 (6.99%) .NET Framework
14 73 (6.90%) REST
15 64 (6.05%) Hibernate
16 59 (5.58%) WPF
17 55 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (4.73%) RESTful
19 44 (4.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 43 (4.06%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 184 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 90 (8.51%) Mathematics
3 79 (7.47%) Open Source
4 73 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 70 (6.62%) Data Structures
6 62 (5.86%) Algorithms
7 49 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (3.50%) Client/Server
9 30 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 26 (2.46%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.98%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.98%) Grid Computing
12 20 (1.89%) User Experience
13 19 (1.80%) Visualisation
14 18 (1.70%) CUDA
14 18 (1.70%) Cryptography
15 14 (1.32%) PKI
15 14 (1.32%) Physics
15 14 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
16 13 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 140 (13.23%) Linux
2 118 (11.15%) UNIX
3 115 (10.87%) Windows
4 30 (2.84%) Android
5 22 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.95%) Solaris
7 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.66%) Debian
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.57%) AIX
9 6 (0.57%) CentOS
9 6 (0.57%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.38%) HPUX
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (29.30%) Software Engineering
3 307 (29.02%) OO
4 160 (15.12%) TDD
5 140 (13.23%) UML
6 139 (13.14%) MVC
7 137 (12.95%) OOP
8 128 (12.10%) Scrum
9 91 (8.60%) Mentoring
10 87 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (7.84%) Unit Testing
12 80 (7.56%) Web Development
13 79 (7.47%) Data Modelling
14 73 (6.90%) Multithreading
15 71 (6.71%) E-Commerce
16 68 (6.43%) SOA
17 66 (6.24%) Project Management
18 64 (6.05%) OOD
19 63 (5.95%) Use Case
20 58 (5.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 422 (39.89%) C#
2 403 (38.09%) Java
3 293 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 277 (26.18%) C++
5 258 (24.39%) SQL
6 126 (11.91%) C
7 119 (11.25%) Python
8 83 (7.84%) PHP
9 42 (3.97%) VB.NET
10 38 (3.59%) Perl
11 36 (3.40%) Ruby
12 35 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 35 (3.31%) COBOL
13 34 (3.21%) VB
13 34 (3.21%) T-SQL
14 24 (2.27%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.61%) VC++
16 16 (1.51%) PHP5
16 16 (1.51%) Embedded C++
17 15 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 301 (28.45%) Degree
2 36 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.51%) PhD
6 8 (0.76%) CSSLP
7 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.57%) ISEB
7 6 (0.57%) PMP
7 6 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.28%) MBA
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.19%) MCSD
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.095%) CISSP
10 1 (0.095%) ACCA
10 1 (0.095%) CISM
10 1 (0.095%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.91%) QA
2 13 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.76%) SLA
3 8 (0.76%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.47%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.28%) WCAG
6 3 (0.28%) WAI
6 3 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) DO-178B
System Software
1 23 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.13%) Varnish
3 10 (0.95%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.47%) vSphere
5 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.38%) Firmware
6 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (1.42%) Puppet
2 14 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.66%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.38%) Opsview
6 2 (0.19%) SCCM
6 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.095%) WSUS
Vendors
1 185 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.52%) Oracle
3 31 (2.93%) VMware
4 23 (2.17%) Zend
5 22 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 21 (1.98%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.42%) TOWER Software
8 14 (1.32%) IBM
8 14 (1.32%) Google
9 13 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.13%) Intel
10 12 (1.13%) Akamai
11 10 (0.95%) Brocade
12 9 (0.85%) NetApp
13 7 (0.66%) Veritas
13 7 (0.66%) Symantec
13 7 (0.66%) SAP
13 7 (0.66%) Cisco
13 7 (0.66%) Facebook
14 6 (0.57%) Citrix
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £75000 per annum - share options + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Excellent benefits + 23 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum on experience + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £43000 - £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £52000 per annum + pension, flexible hours, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Bonus + Dental + BUPA + Mo
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + substantial benefits
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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