Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Architecture over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Architecture
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1007 1158 1199
Rank change year-on-year +151 +41 +52
Permanent jobs citing Computer Architecture 83 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.008% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 21
UK median annual salary £200,000 £72,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +175.86% +45.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 - £30,000

Computer 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 129,751 152,070 162,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101,860 121,004 128,564
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Computer Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Architecture over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Computer Architecture in the UK

Computer Architecture
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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
England +162 83 £200,000 +175.86% 10
UK excluding London +134 71 £57,500 - 10
North of England - 40 - - 1
North West - 40 - - 1
East of England +109 29 - - 7
London +92 12 £200,000 +175.86%
South East - 2 £57,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT jobs citing Computer 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 with a requirement for Computer Architecture.

1 60 (72.29%) C++
2 56 (67.47%) C
3 54 (65.06%) Smartphone
4 50 (60.24%) Linux
5 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (54.22%) Automotive
6 45 (54.22%) Mentoring
7 42 (50.60%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (49.40%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (48.19%) Android
9 40 (48.19%) Embedded Systems
9 40 (48.19%) Tizen
9 40 (48.19%) QNX
10 39 (46.99%) Algorithms
11 38 (45.78%) Software Engineering
11 38 (45.78%) Degree
12 36 (43.37%) Git (software)
13 35 (42.17%) Memory Management
13 35 (42.17%) Power Management
14 32 (38.55%) Visualisation
15 31 (37.35%) QA
15 31 (37.35%) Technical Leadership
16 30 (36.14%) Vulkan
16 30 (36.14%) Google
16 30 (36.14%) Customer Engagement
16 30 (36.14%) Open Source
17 28 (33.73%) Computer Science
18 27 (32.53%) Python
18 27 (32.53%) DevOps
19 25 (30.12%) Open Source Development

Computer Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.02%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (43.37%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.02%) Gerrit
3 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) JUnit
4 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.20%) TestRail
4 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (54.22%) Automotive
2 8 (9.64%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Electronics
3 5 (6.02%) Games
4 2 (2.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Software Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Software Team Leader
2 20 (24.10%) Team Leader
3 15 (18.07%) Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) C++ Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Linux Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Android Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Android Software Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Principal Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Principal Software Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Software Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Software Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.14%) Vulkan
2 6 (7.23%) STL
3 5 (6.02%) HTML
3 5 (6.02%) XML
3 5 (6.02%) XSLT
4 2 (2.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (65.06%) Smartphone
2 42 (50.60%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (48.19%) Embedded Systems
4 39 (46.99%) Algorithms
5 14 (16.87%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (13.25%) Data Structures
6 11 (13.25%) Verilog
6 11 (13.25%) VHDL
7 10 (12.05%) Infotainment
8 9 (10.84%) Mobile Computing
8 9 (10.84%) User Experience
9 6 (7.23%) Device Driver
10 5 (6.02%) Robotics
10 5 (6.02%) Vector Graphics
10 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
11 2 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.24%) Linux
2 40 (48.19%) Android
2 40 (48.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (54.22%) Mentoring
3 41 (49.40%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (45.78%) Software Engineering
5 35 (42.17%) Memory Management
5 35 (42.17%) Power Management
6 32 (38.55%) Visualisation
7 31 (37.35%) Technical Leadership
8 30 (36.14%) Customer Engagement
8 30 (36.14%) Open Source
9 28 (33.73%) Computer Science
10 27 (32.53%) DevOps
11 25 (30.12%) Open Source Development
12 20 (24.10%) Line Management
13 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
13 10 (12.05%) Prototyping
14 9 (10.84%) Benchmarking
14 9 (10.84%) Performance Analysis
14 9 (10.84%) Statistical Analysis
14 9 (10.84%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 60 (72.29%) C++
2 56 (67.47%) C
3 27 (32.53%) Python
4 10 (12.05%) Assembly Language
4 10 (12.05%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.02%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) QA
2 15 (18.07%) ISO 26262
3 5 (6.02%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Firmware
2 1 (1.20%) Docker
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) QNX
2 30 (36.14%) Google