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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 487 493 441
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -52
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 500 419 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 423 313 448
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +27.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,900 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +8.69%

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
93666 85404 91608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.22% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74832 70100 77443
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 0 467 £52,500 -17.32% 56
London -99 167 £57,500 -11.53% 19
South East +28 93 £55,000 -15.38% 14
East of England +16 64 £41,000 -13.68% 9
Yorkshire +23 63 £50,000 -6.97% 5
Surrey +23 52 £55,000 +4.76% 9
City of London -1 37 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Yorkshire -9 34 £60,340 +12.26% 2
South West +12 32 £45,000 -2.17% 9
Leeds -1 28 £87,500 +66.66% 2
North West -12 28 £50,000 +3.09%
Bedfordshire +6 24 £40,500 -14.73%
Reigate - 23 £60,000 - 1
Cambridge +7 20 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 20 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Scotland -10 19 £38,500 -23.00% 4
Edinburgh +2 18 £38,500 -39.84% 2
Sheffield - 16 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 16 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -8 15 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands -9 14 £35,000 -26.31%
Hertfordshire -1 13 £37,500 -
East Sussex -12 13 £30,000 -25.00%
North Yorkshire - 13 £50,000 - 2
Berkshire -2 10 £75,000 +66.66%
Leatherhead - 10 £51,250 - 1
Brighton - 10 £41,250 -
Gloucestershire -2 9 £46,000 -
Bristol -5 9 £75,000 +163.15% 6
York - 9 £50,000 - 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 480 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (36.81%) C#
3 393 (35.99%) .NET
4 376 (34.43%) Java
5 304 (27.84%) SQL Server
6 301 (27.56%) JavaScript
7 292 (26.74%) SQL
8 286 (26.19%) Software Engineering
9 274 (25.09%) OO
10 272 (24.91%) Microsoft
11 264 (24.18%) HTML
11 264 (24.18%) Finance
12 241 (22.07%) CSS
13 223 (20.42%) C++
14 220 (20.15%) Degree
15 196 (17.95%) ASP.NET
16 175 (16.03%) Computer Science
17 172 (15.75%) MVC
18 167 (15.29%) XML
19 166 (15.20%) J2EE
20 163 (14.93%) MS Excel
21 157 (14.38%) Linux
22 155 (14.19%) jQuery
23 153 (14.01%) Oracle
24 150 (13.74%) Scrum
25 148 (13.55%) Windows
26 140 (12.82%) TDD
27 137 (12.55%) OOP
28 135 (12.36%) Python
29 130 (11.90%) UNIX

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 55 (5.04%) Apache
3 40 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 35 (3.21%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.29%) CMS
5 25 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 25 (2.29%) Node.js
6 22 (2.01%) IIS
7 15 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.92%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.73%) nginx
11 8 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.64%) Drupal
13 6 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.46%) CloudStack
Applications
1 163 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.75%) MS Office
3 12 (1.10%) NASTRAN
4 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.55%) MS Project
6 4 (0.37%) Simulink
7 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.092%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.47%) SaaS
2 17 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.18%) PaaS
4 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 2 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.092%) GitHub
5 1 (0.092%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.31%) Internet
2 40 (3.66%) SAN
3 35 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 28 (2.56%) HTTP
5 23 (2.11%) DHCP
6 21 (1.92%) Ethernet
7 19 (1.74%) Firewall
8 10 (0.92%) Wireless
8 10 (0.92%) SNMP
8 10 (0.92%) SSL
9 9 (0.82%) DNS
9 9 (0.82%) NAS
10 6 (0.55%) SSH
10 6 (0.55%) Intranet
10 6 (0.55%) VoIP
10 6 (0.55%) PBX
10 6 (0.55%) LDAP
11 4 (0.37%) LTE
11 4 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.37%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 92 (8.42%) MySQL
3 73 (6.68%) Relational Database
4 71 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 50 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 41 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 40 (3.66%) OLAP
9 35 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 29 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (2.66%) Oracle OLAP
12 29 (2.66%) Hadoop
13 28 (2.56%) MongoDB
14 22 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.56%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.37%) DTS
Development Applications
1 83 (7.60%) Visual Studio
2 51 (4.67%) Subversion
3 46 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 45 (4.12%) Maven
5 42 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 32 (2.93%) Ant
7 27 (2.47%) JIRA
8 25 (2.29%) JUnit
9 24 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (1.83%) Hudson
11 17 (1.56%) Selenium
12 15 (1.37%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.19%) NUnit
13 13 (1.19%) Mercurial
14 12 (1.10%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.92%) WebLOAD
15 10 (0.92%) NeoLoad
15 10 (0.92%) JMeter
16 8 (0.73%) WATIR
16 8 (0.73%) PhantomJS
General
1 264 (24.18%) Finance
2 103 (9.43%) Banking
3 65 (5.95%) Marketing
4 40 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.30%) Retail
5 36 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.75%) Electronics
8 29 (2.66%) Games
9 26 (2.38%) Advertising
10 25 (2.29%) Aerospace
11 21 (1.92%) Law
12 20 (1.83%) Legal
13 19 (1.74%) Publishing
14 9 (0.82%) Automotive
14 9 (0.82%) French Language
15 7 (0.64%) Front Office
16 6 (0.55%) Back Office
17 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 500 (45.79%) Developer
2 225 (20.60%) Architect
3 144 (13.19%) Software Engineer
4 126 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 118 (10.81%) C# Developer
6 105 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
7 81 (7.42%) Analyst
8 77 (7.05%) Software Developer
9 59 (5.40%) Java Developer
9 59 (5.40%) .NET Developer
10 54 (4.95%) Programmer
11 44 (4.03%) Developer Analyst
12 39 (3.57%) Technical Architect
12 39 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (3.39%) Web Developer
13 37 (3.39%) Junior
13 37 (3.39%) Software Architect
14 36 (3.30%) Junior Developer
15 33 (3.02%) PHP Developer
16 32 (2.93%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (35.99%) .NET
2 264 (24.18%) HTML
3 241 (22.07%) CSS
4 196 (17.95%) ASP.NET
5 167 (15.29%) XML
6 166 (15.20%) J2EE
7 155 (14.19%) jQuery
8 113 (10.35%) Web Services
9 105 (9.62%) Spring
10 88 (8.06%) WPF
10 88 (8.06%) HTML5
11 85 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (7.23%) .NET Framework
13 78 (7.14%) Ajax
14 56 (5.13%) WCF
15 45 (4.12%) JSP
15 45 (4.12%) Middleware
16 44 (4.03%) SOAP
17 41 (3.75%) Hibernate
18 37 (3.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 175 (16.03%) Computer Science
2 119 (10.90%) Mathematics
3 87 (7.97%) Open Source
4 70 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.11%) Visualisation
9 22 (2.01%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.92%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.83%) Physics
11 20 (1.83%) User Experience
12 18 (1.65%) Social Media
12 18 (1.65%) Tandem
13 17 (1.56%) CUDA
14 15 (1.37%) PKI
14 15 (1.37%) Credit Risk
15 14 (1.28%) Reference Data
16 12 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
16 12 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 157 (14.38%) Linux
2 148 (13.55%) Windows
3 130 (11.90%) UNIX
4 34 (3.11%) Solaris
5 23 (2.11%) HPUX
6 18 (1.65%) Android
7 17 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.01%) CentOS
10 9 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.18%) AIX
15 1 (0.092%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (26.19%) Software Engineering
3 274 (25.09%) OO
4 172 (15.75%) MVC
5 150 (13.74%) Scrum
6 140 (12.82%) TDD
7 137 (12.55%) OOP
8 117 (10.71%) Web Development
8 117 (10.71%) UML
9 84 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 78 (7.14%) Project Management
11 69 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (6.04%) E-Commerce
13 64 (5.86%) Unit Testing
14 62 (5.68%) SOA
14 62 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (5.04%) Data Modelling
16 52 (4.76%) Waterfall
17 51 (4.67%) Use Case
18 50 (4.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 402 (36.81%) C#
2 376 (34.43%) Java
3 301 (27.56%) JavaScript
4 292 (26.74%) SQL
5 223 (20.42%) C++
6 135 (12.36%) Python
7 110 (10.07%) C
8 83 (7.60%) PHP
9 63 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 62 (5.68%) Perl
11 59 (5.40%) VB.NET
12 56 (5.13%) Ruby
13 49 (4.49%) VB
14 21 (1.92%) Embedded C++
15 19 (1.74%) PHP5
16 17 (1.56%) VC++
17 15 (1.37%) ActionScript
18 14 (1.28%) Bash Shell
18 14 (1.28%) COBOL
19 13 (1.19%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 220 (20.15%) Degree
2 49 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.84%) DV Cleared
4 26 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.83%) PhD
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.27%) HND
7 3 (0.27%) ISEB
7 3 (0.27%) PMP
7 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.092%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.092%) ACCA
9 1 (0.092%) CIMA
9 1 (0.092%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.78%) QA
2 11 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.82%) ISO 8583
4 6 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.55%) SLA
5 5 (0.46%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (2.66%) VMware ESX
2 24 (2.20%) vSphere
3 18 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.73%) Varnish
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.092%) Xen
7 1 (0.092%) KVM
7 1 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.20%) Puppet
2 23 (2.11%) NetBackup
2 23 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.82%) Opsview
4 8 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.092%) WSUS
Vendors
1 272 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 153 (14.01%) Oracle
3 46 (4.21%) VMware
4 42 (3.85%) JBoss
5 29 (2.66%) Business Objects
6 28 (2.56%) Zend
7 26 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.29%) Cisco
9 24 (2.20%) NetApp
9 24 (2.20%) Brocade
10 23 (2.11%) Veritas
10 23 (2.11%) HP
10 23 (2.11%) Citrix
10 23 (2.11%) Symantec
11 19 (1.74%) IBM
11 19 (1.74%) SAP
12 18 (1.65%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.37%) Sybase
14 11 (1.01%) TOWER Software
14 11 (1.01%) Google
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