Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 423 372
Rank change year-on-year +66 -51 +48
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 188 164 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.56% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 158 151 310
South East median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,200 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 27307 29394 36878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.41% 87.47% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22445 24350 30735
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +55 86 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Surrey +46 66 £52,500 +10.53% 3
Berkshire +50 42 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 31 £46,500 -2.11% 2
Hampshire -28 16 £65,000 +44.44%
East Sussex -1 13 £55,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -28 13 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Kent +17 4 £26,000 -50.48% 3
West Sussex +1 3 £85,000 +44.07% 1
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, 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.

1 101 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (40.43%) C#
3 69 (36.70%) Java
4 66 (35.11%) C++
4 66 (35.11%) Software Engineering
5 65 (34.57%) SQL
6 63 (33.51%) .NET
7 62 (32.98%) JavaScript
8 59 (31.38%) OO
9 51 (27.13%) TDD
10 50 (26.60%) CSS
11 47 (25.00%) HTML
11 47 (25.00%) jQuery
11 47 (25.00%) SDLC
12 45 (23.94%) AngularJS
13 44 (23.40%) Scrum
14 40 (21.28%) Test Automation
15 37 (19.68%) Web Services
16 36 (19.15%) SQL Server
16 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
16 36 (19.15%) Finance
17 35 (18.62%) Degree
18 33 (17.55%) T-SQL
18 33 (17.55%) Windows
18 33 (17.55%) UML
19 31 (16.49%) Python
20 30 (15.96%) MVC
21 28 (14.89%) SOA
22 27 (14.36%) Unit Testing
23 26 (13.83%) Qt

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 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.72%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.13%) JBoss
4 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) WildFly
6 2 (1.06%) Apache
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.66%) Simulink
4 4 (2.13%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.60%) Serverless
5 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.53%) Akamai
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) GitHub
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (2.13%) Firewall
2 4 (2.13%) LAN
2 4 (2.13%) NAS
2 4 (2.13%) SAN
2 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (1.06%) ATM
3 2 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (0.53%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.26%) MySQL
6 6 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.66%) Big Data
7 5 (2.66%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.66%) Power BI
7 5 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.60%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (11.70%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.11%) Eclipse
3 16 (8.51%) PyCharm
3 16 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 13 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.32%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.32%) Selenium
6 8 (4.26%) JIRA
6 8 (4.26%) Subversion
7 5 (2.66%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.13%) GoogleTest
8 4 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.60%) GDB
10 2 (1.06%) Maven
10 2 (1.06%) NUnit
10 2 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.53%) GNU Toolchain
11 1 (0.53%) Hudson
11 1 (0.53%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (19.15%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Retail
3 10 (5.32%) Aerospace
3 10 (5.32%) Military
4 7 (3.72%) Electronics
5 6 (3.19%) Banking
6 5 (2.66%) Marketing
7 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.06%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Avionics
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (40.43%) Developer
2 45 (23.94%) Software Engineer
3 31 (16.49%) .NET Developer
4 28 (14.89%) Senior Software Engineer
5 27 (14.36%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (14.36%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 20 (10.64%) Architect
6 20 (10.64%) C# Developer
7 18 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (8.51%) Test Engineer
9 14 (7.45%) Java Developer
10 12 (6.38%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
10 12 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.85%) Embedded Engineer
11 11 (5.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 11 (5.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (5.85%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.85%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.32%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (33.51%) .NET
2 50 (26.60%) CSS
3 47 (25.00%) HTML
3 47 (25.00%) jQuery
4 45 (23.94%) AngularJS
5 37 (19.68%) Web Services
6 26 (13.83%) ASP.NET
6 26 (13.83%) Qt
7 21 (11.17%) J2EE
7 21 (11.17%) XML
8 20 (10.64%) Ajax
8 20 (10.64%) HTML5
8 20 (10.64%) WPF
9 19 (10.11%) REST
10 14 (7.45%) Hibernate
10 14 (7.45%) WCF
11 13 (6.91%) Spring
12 12 (6.38%) JSON
12 12 (6.38%) SOAP
13 11 (5.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.23%) Algorithms
2 15 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.79%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.19%) User Experience
6 5 (2.66%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.13%) iPad
8 3 (1.60%) Fintech
9 2 (1.06%) ASIC
9 2 (1.06%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.06%) W3C
10 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.53%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.55%) Windows
2 25 (13.30%) Linux
3 7 (3.72%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (3.19%) Android
4 6 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.13%) AIX
5 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.13%) Unix
5 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.11%) Software Engineering
3 59 (31.38%) OO
4 51 (27.13%) TDD
5 47 (25.00%) SDLC
6 44 (23.40%) Scrum
7 40 (21.28%) Test Automation
8 33 (17.55%) UML
9 30 (15.96%) MVC
10 28 (14.89%) SOA
11 27 (14.36%) Unit Testing
12 22 (11.70%) Software Testing
13 21 (11.17%) Manual Testing
13 21 (11.17%) OOP
14 18 (9.57%) Microservices
15 16 (8.51%) Database Optimisation
15 16 (8.51%) Load Balancing
15 16 (8.51%) SDET
16 15 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (7.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 76 (40.43%) C#
2 69 (36.70%) Java
3 66 (35.11%) C++
4 65 (34.57%) SQL
5 62 (32.98%) JavaScript
6 33 (17.55%) T-SQL
7 31 (16.49%) Python
8 21 (11.17%) VB.NET
9 10 (5.32%) C
10 7 (3.72%) XPath
10 7 (3.72%) XQuery
11 5 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.66%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.66%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.66%) Scala
12 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.06%) Ada
13 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.06%) Go
13 2 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (18.62%) Degree
2 12 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.66%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) JTAG
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Docker
2 4 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.60%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.53%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (0.53%) Ansible
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.91%) Oracle
3 7 (3.72%) hybris
3 7 (3.72%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.19%) IBM
4 6 (3.19%) TOWER Software
5 5 (2.66%) Google
5 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.66%) Telerik
6 4 (2.13%) Apigee
6 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.13%) Cisco
6 4 (2.13%) DevExpress
6 4 (2.13%) F5
6 4 (2.13%) HP
6 4 (2.13%) Nokia
6 4 (2.13%) VMware
7 3 (1.60%) Facebook
7 3 (1.60%) SAP
8 2 (1.06%) webMethods