Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 407 341
Rank change year-on-year +71 -66 +47
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 230 139 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.46% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.53% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 200 107 338
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £37,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £64,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 28,187 26,355 34,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.95% 87.82% 88.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,293 21,692 29,042
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +43 113 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Surrey +54 63 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +28 59 £47,500 - 2
Berkshire -6 34 £69,000 +25.45% 12
Hampshire -43 28 £55,000 +17.02% 2
Oxfordshire +13 20 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Sussex - 9 £35,000 - 3
Sussex - 6 £33,750 -
Kent +15 5 £48,750 +68.10% 3
East Sussex -11 4 £46,500 -15.45% 3
Middlesex +9 2 £57,500 +27.78%
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 130 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (42.17%) JavaScript
3 92 (40.00%) CSS
4 91 (39.57%) OO
5 84 (36.52%) Java
6 83 (36.09%) HTML
7 80 (34.78%) Software Engineering
8 71 (30.87%) C#
8 71 (30.87%) SQL
9 64 (27.83%) TDD
10 60 (26.09%) C++
11 57 (24.78%) AngularJS
12 47 (20.43%) .NET
13 46 (20.00%) Degree
14 45 (19.57%) Unit Testing
15 42 (18.26%) Python
16 41 (17.83%) Open Source
17 40 (17.39%) Qt
17 40 (17.39%) Algorithms
17 40 (17.39%) jQuery
18 39 (16.96%) J2EE
19 38 (16.52%) Test Automation
20 36 (15.65%) HTML5
20 36 (15.65%) SDLC
20 36 (15.65%) Use Case
21 34 (14.78%) Scrum
21 34 (14.78%) T-SQL
21 34 (14.78%) SQL Server
21 34 (14.78%) XML
22 33 (14.35%) Hibernate

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 5 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.74%) Apache
2 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.87%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) JBoss
4 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (6.52%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.74%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.87%) Simulink
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.17%) SaaS
4 4 (1.74%) Serverless
5 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.13%) HTTP
1 21 (9.13%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.65%) FTP
2 13 (5.65%) SSH
2 13 (5.65%) Telnet
3 6 (2.61%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.87%) ATM
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) NAS
5 1 (0.43%) RS-232
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.83%) Big Data
4 16 (6.96%) MySQL
5 13 (5.65%) SQLite
6 12 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.17%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.74%) HBase
9 4 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.74%) Redis
10 3 (1.30%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.87%) DB2
11 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.30%) Subversion
2 18 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 15 (6.52%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.65%) PyCharm
4 13 (5.65%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.35%) JIRA
6 8 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.04%) Selenium
8 5 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.17%) Maven
9 4 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.87%) JSUnit
11 2 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (10.43%) Finance
2 19 (8.26%) Retail
3 14 (6.09%) Aerospace
4 12 (5.22%) Military
5 7 (3.04%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Electronics
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Avionics
7 2 (0.87%) Law
7 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (47.39%) Developer
2 61 (26.52%) Software Engineer
3 45 (19.57%) Senior Software Engineer
4 38 (16.52%) Senior Developer
5 34 (14.78%) Java Developer
6 30 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
6 30 (13.04%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 29 (12.61%) .NET Developer
7 29 (12.61%) JavaScript Developer
8 23 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
8 23 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 22 (9.57%) Architect
9 22 (9.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (7.39%) J2EE Developer
10 17 (7.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 17 (7.39%) Senior J2EE Developer
10 17 (7.39%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 17 (7.39%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 16 (6.96%) Software Developer
12 15 (6.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (40.00%) CSS
2 83 (36.09%) HTML
3 57 (24.78%) AngularJS
4 47 (20.43%) .NET
5 40 (17.39%) jQuery
5 40 (17.39%) Qt
6 39 (16.96%) J2EE
7 36 (15.65%) HTML5
8 34 (14.78%) XML
9 33 (14.35%) Hibernate
10 32 (13.91%) Spring
11 31 (13.48%) ASP.NET
12 29 (12.61%) Ajax
13 25 (10.87%) CSS3
13 25 (10.87%) WCF
14 24 (10.43%) Web Services
15 23 (10.00%) WPF
16 21 (9.13%) JSP
17 20 (8.70%) Servlets
17 20 (8.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.39%) Algorithms
2 28 (12.17%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.96%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.09%) Blog
4 14 (6.09%) Cloud Native
5 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.65%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.74%) Fintech
9 4 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.30%) Life Science
11 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.87%) User Experience
11 2 (0.87%) W3C
12 1 (0.43%) CUDA
12 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.04%) Linux
2 28 (12.17%) Windows
3 13 (5.65%) Android
4 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.43%) CentOS
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (39.57%) OO
3 80 (34.78%) Software Engineering
4 64 (27.83%) TDD
5 45 (19.57%) Unit Testing
6 41 (17.83%) Open Source
7 38 (16.52%) Test Automation
8 36 (15.65%) SDLC
8 36 (15.65%) Use Case
9 34 (14.78%) Scrum
10 32 (13.91%) OOA/OOD
11 31 (13.48%) Microservices
12 27 (11.74%) MVC
13 24 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (9.57%) UML
16 20 (8.70%) BDD
16 20 (8.70%) OOP
17 19 (8.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 97 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 84 (36.52%) Java
3 71 (30.87%) C#
3 71 (30.87%) SQL
4 60 (26.09%) C++
5 42 (18.26%) Python
6 34 (14.78%) T-SQL
7 20 (8.70%) VB.NET
8 17 (7.39%) C
9 15 (6.52%) Embedded C++
9 15 (6.52%) PHP
10 10 (4.35%) VB
11 9 (3.91%) VB6
12 8 (3.48%) XPath
12 8 (3.48%) XQuery
13 6 (2.61%) Delphi
14 5 (2.17%) Embedded C
14 5 (2.17%) Go
14 5 (2.17%) Pascal
14 5 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (20.00%) Degree
2 26 (11.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.78%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GDPR
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) Docker
1 3 (1.30%) Firmware
1 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.48%) TOWER Software
3 6 (2.61%) hybris
4 5 (2.17%) Google
4 5 (2.17%) Telerik
5 4 (1.74%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.74%) Oracle
6 3 (1.30%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.30%) Facebook
6 3 (1.30%) VMware
7 2 (0.87%) Cadence
7 2 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) Brocade
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) EMC
8 1 (0.43%) Isilon
8 1 (0.43%) NetApp
8 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.43%) TIBCO