Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 448 366
Rank change year-on-year +102 -82 +53
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 215 115 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.37% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.42% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 190 112 322
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £31,500 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £65,875 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,030 27,453 35,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.45% 87.47% 87.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,269 22,461 29,976
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +67 97 £51,500 +8.42% 6
Surrey +74 70 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Buckinghamshire +27 44 £47,500 - 4
Berkshire +44 40 £65,000 +36.84% 2
Hampshire -33 16 £65,000 +39.78% 1
Oxfordshire -11 13 £57,500 +15.00%
West Sussex +9 10 £35,000 - 1
East Sussex -23 8 £55,000 -
Kent +13 6 £26,500 -39.43% 2
Sussex - 6 £33,750 -
Middlesex - 2 £57,500 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 118 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (40.93%) JavaScript
3 81 (37.67%) SQL
4 79 (36.74%) Java
5 78 (36.28%) Software Engineering
6 77 (35.81%) HTML
6 77 (35.81%) CSS
6 77 (35.81%) OO
7 76 (35.35%) C#
8 69 (32.09%) C++
9 62 (28.84%) TDD
10 57 (26.51%) .NET
11 53 (24.65%) AngularJS
12 48 (22.33%) jQuery
13 47 (21.86%) Qt
14 45 (20.93%) SDLC
15 44 (20.47%) Scrum
16 42 (19.53%) Degree
17 40 (18.60%) Microsoft
17 40 (18.60%) Test Automation
18 38 (17.67%) Python
19 36 (16.74%) Linux
20 35 (16.28%) SQL Server
20 35 (16.28%) HTML5
21 34 (15.81%) Unit Testing
21 34 (15.81%) T-SQL
21 34 (15.81%) Web Services
21 34 (15.81%) Finance
21 34 (15.81%) Ajax
22 33 (15.35%) MVC

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.86%) JBoss
3 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.40%) WildFly
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) IIS
5 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.33%) Simulink
5 4 (1.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.86%) Serverless
5 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) Akamai
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.05%) FTP
1 13 (6.05%) SSH
1 13 (6.05%) Telnet
2 10 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.72%) HTTP
4 3 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.93%) ATM
5 2 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.93%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) LAN
5 2 (0.93%) NAS
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 2 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.30%) MySQL
3 18 (8.37%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (6.05%) SQLite
5 10 (4.65%) Big Data
6 5 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.33%) Power BI
6 5 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.93%) Redis
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (9.77%) Subversion
2 20 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.84%) Eclipse
4 16 (7.44%) PyCharm
4 16 (7.44%) WebDriver
5 12 (5.58%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.65%) Selenium
8 8 (3.72%) JIRA
9 5 (2.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.86%) GoogleTest
10 4 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.40%) GDB
11 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.93%) JSUnit
12 2 (0.93%) Maven
12 2 (0.93%) NUnit
12 2 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 34 (15.81%) Finance
2 18 (8.37%) Retail
3 13 (6.05%) Military
4 12 (5.58%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.19%) Electronics
6 6 (2.79%) Marketing
7 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.40%) Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.93%) Advertising
9 2 (0.93%) Law
9 2 (0.93%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.47%) Avionics
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (46.51%) Developer
2 58 (26.98%) Software Engineer
3 38 (17.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 32 (14.88%) C++ Software Engineer
4 32 (14.88%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 31 (14.42%) .NET Developer
6 23 (10.70%) Java Developer
7 21 (9.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 20 (9.30%) Senior Developer
9 19 (8.84%) C# Developer
9 19 (8.84%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (8.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (7.91%) Test Engineer
11 16 (7.44%) Architect
12 14 (6.51%) HTML Developer
13 13 (6.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 13 (6.05%) Senior Test Engineer
13 13 (6.05%) Test Automation Engineer
14 12 (5.58%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.81%) CSS
1 77 (35.81%) HTML
2 57 (26.51%) .NET
3 53 (24.65%) AngularJS
4 48 (22.33%) jQuery
5 47 (21.86%) Qt
6 35 (16.28%) HTML5
7 34 (15.81%) Ajax
7 34 (15.81%) Web Services
8 31 (14.42%) J2EE
9 30 (13.95%) ASP.NET
9 30 (13.95%) XML
10 25 (11.63%) CSS3
11 24 (11.16%) WPF
12 23 (10.70%) Hibernate
12 23 (10.70%) Spring
13 20 (9.30%) Node.js
13 20 (9.30%) REST
14 17 (7.91%) WCF
15 12 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.35%) Algorithms
2 22 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 17 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.05%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.19%) N-Tier
6 7 (3.26%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.26%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.33%) User Experience
8 4 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.86%) Fintech
9 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.93%) ASIC
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.93%) W3C
11 1 (0.47%) CUDA
11 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.47%) EPoS
11 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.74%) Linux
2 29 (13.49%) Windows
3 19 (8.84%) Android
4 7 (3.26%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) AIX
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Unix
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.28%) Software Engineering
3 77 (35.81%) OO
4 62 (28.84%) TDD
5 45 (20.93%) SDLC
6 44 (20.47%) Scrum
7 40 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 34 (15.81%) Unit Testing
9 33 (15.35%) MVC
10 28 (13.02%) SOA
10 28 (13.02%) UML
11 25 (11.63%) Use Case
12 23 (10.70%) Software Testing
13 22 (10.23%) Manual Testing
13 22 (10.23%) OOP
14 21 (9.77%) Microservices
15 20 (9.30%) OOA/OOD
16 19 (8.84%) Android Development
17 17 (7.91%) Database Optimisation
17 17 (7.91%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 88 (40.93%) JavaScript
2 81 (37.67%) SQL
3 79 (36.74%) Java
4 76 (35.35%) C#
5 69 (32.09%) C++
6 38 (17.67%) Python
7 34 (15.81%) T-SQL
8 20 (9.30%) VB.NET
9 13 (6.05%) PHP
10 12 (5.58%) C
11 10 (4.65%) Embedded C++
12 9 (4.19%) XPath
12 9 (4.19%) XQuery
13 5 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.33%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.33%) Scala
14 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.93%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.93%) Go
15 2 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (19.53%) Degree
2 19 (8.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.26%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) JTAG
3 1 (0.47%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.47%) MISRA
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) Firmware
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.47%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.86%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 40 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.26%) hybris
2 7 (3.26%) Oracle
2 7 (3.26%) Xamarin
3 6 (2.79%) TOWER Software
4 5 (2.33%) Google
4 5 (2.33%) Telerik
5 4 (1.86%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.86%) IBM
6 3 (1.40%) Apigee
6 3 (1.40%) Facebook
6 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.40%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco
7 2 (0.93%) F5
7 2 (0.93%) HP
7 2 (0.93%) Nokia
7 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) webMethods