Period
to 20 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 502 481
Rank change year-on-year -8 -21 +93
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 918 1112 1287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 712 941 1077
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +3.96%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £33,900
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £85,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 157940 175596 191163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.06% 88.15%
Number of salaries quoted 125470 146459 156080
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture 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.

Salary trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 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
England -18 851 £60,000 +9.09% 89
UK excluding London -41 477 £50,000 +5.26% 36
London +12 405 £65,000 -3.70% 59
South East -67 140 £50,000 - 11
North of England +12 104 £47,500 +9.20% 6
Midlands +56 78 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East of England -18 73 £55,000 +4.76% 4
West Midlands +69 69 £55,000 +18.92% 3
North West +1 54 £46,250 +6.32% 4
South West -6 46 £40,500 -4.71% 5
Yorkshire +18 35 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Scotland +11 35 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North East +34 18 £45,000 +28.57%
East Midlands +13 9 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Wales +6 3 £42,500 -39.29% 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 459 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 334 (36.38%) Java
4 292 (31.81%) HTML
5 266 (28.98%) CSS
6 262 (28.54%) SQL
7 258 (28.10%) C#
8 256 (27.89%) Degree
9 251 (27.34%) .NET
10 228 (24.84%) Software Engineering
11 217 (23.64%) OO
12 215 (23.42%) AngularJS
13 212 (23.09%) Scrum
14 208 (22.66%) TDD
15 198 (21.57%) Finance
16 169 (18.41%) Oracle
17 167 (18.19%) SQL Server
18 163 (17.76%) Web Services
19 155 (16.88%) Linux
20 152 (16.56%) MVC
21 150 (16.34%) Windows
22 149 (16.23%) Computer Science
23 148 (16.12%) Test Automation
24 147 (16.01%) HTML5
25 146 (15.90%) REST
26 141 (15.36%) SOA
27 134 (14.60%) Mentoring
28 131 (14.27%) Microsoft
29 126 (13.73%) ASP.NET
29 126 (13.73%) DevOps

Software 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 67 (7.30%) Tomcat
2 55 (5.99%) Apache
3 48 (5.23%) SharePoint
4 39 (4.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 33 (3.59%) JBoss
6 30 (3.27%) WebLogic
7 24 (2.61%) Documentum
7 24 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (2.40%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (1.74%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.63%) CMS
12 13 (1.42%) IIS
12 13 (1.42%) Umbraco
13 11 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.87%) OpenEdge
15 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.76%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 27 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.22%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.87%) Maximo
4 5 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.54%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 104 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.36%) SaaS
4 29 (3.16%) PaaS
5 26 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.83%) IaaS
6 21 (2.29%) GitHub
7 14 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
9 7 (0.76%) Force.com
10 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.54%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.44%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.44%) Route 53
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.22%) Loggly
13 2 (0.22%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.68%) Internet
2 35 (3.81%) SAN
3 30 (3.27%) Wireless
4 29 (3.16%) HTTP
5 28 (3.05%) Firewall
6 24 (2.61%) LAN
6 24 (2.61%) WAN
7 21 (2.29%) TCP/IP
8 20 (2.18%) Ethernet
8 20 (2.18%) NAS
9 17 (1.85%) SSL
10 15 (1.63%) Bluetooth
10 15 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.42%) LDAP
12 12 (1.31%) 802.11
13 8 (0.87%) BIG-IP
13 8 (0.87%) VoIP
14 7 (0.76%) DNS
15 5 (0.54%) AMQP
15 5 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.19%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.80%) MySQL
3 64 (6.97%) MongoDB
4 62 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 60 (6.54%) Big Data
6 59 (6.43%) Relational Database
7 47 (5.12%) Oracle Database
8 37 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 30 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (2.61%) Blockchain
11 24 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (2.51%) Redis
13 22 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
17 13 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 108 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 82 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 63 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (5.99%) Selenium
5 48 (5.23%) Maven
6 47 (5.12%) Visual Studio
7 46 (5.01%) JIRA
8 28 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 21 (2.29%) Subversion
10 17 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.53%) AppVeyor
12 13 (1.42%) SpecFlow
13 12 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (1.20%) HP UFT
14 11 (1.20%) Rational Functional Tester
14 11 (1.20%) SilkTest
15 9 (0.98%) Moq
15 9 (0.98%) Vagrant
16 8 (0.87%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.87%) Mercurial
General
1 198 (21.57%) Finance
2 75 (8.17%) Banking
3 29 (3.16%) Marketing
4 22 (2.40%) Games
5 19 (2.07%) Electronics
6 16 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.63%) Retail
8 14 (1.53%) Multimedia
8 14 (1.53%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.09%) Billing
9 10 (1.09%) Law
9 10 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.87%) Front Office
10 8 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.76%) Publishing
12 6 (0.65%) Automotive
13 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.54%) Legal
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
14 4 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 406 (44.23%) Developer
2 198 (21.57%) Architect
3 136 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 93 (10.13%) Software Engineer
5 90 (9.80%) C# Developer
6 84 (9.15%) Java Developer
7 74 (8.06%) .NET Developer
8 67 (7.30%) Software Developer
9 51 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 49 (5.34%) Technical Architect
11 48 (5.23%) Analyst
11 48 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
12 46 (5.01%) Angular Developer
12 46 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
13 40 (4.36%) Java Engineer
13 40 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
14 35 (3.81%) Lead Developer
15 30 (3.27%) Java Software Engineer
16 28 (3.05%) C# Software Developer
16 28 (3.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (31.81%) HTML
2 266 (28.98%) CSS
3 251 (27.34%) .NET
4 215 (23.42%) AngularJS
5 163 (17.76%) Web Services
6 147 (16.01%) HTML5
7 146 (15.90%) REST
8 126 (13.73%) ASP.NET
9 125 (13.62%) XML
10 107 (11.66%) RESTful
11 94 (10.24%) Spring
12 89 (9.69%) jQuery
13 77 (8.39%) ASP.NET Web API
14 76 (8.28%) SOAP
15 73 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 72 (7.84%) Middleware
17 61 (6.64%) Hibernate
18 56 (6.10%) CSS3
19 50 (5.45%) .NET Framework
19 50 (5.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 149 (16.23%) Computer Science
2 72 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 61 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.23%) Fintech
5 45 (4.90%) User Experience
6 43 (4.68%) iPad
7 42 (4.58%) Algorithms
8 41 (4.47%) Data Centre
9 38 (4.14%) N-Tier
10 34 (3.70%) Mobile App
11 27 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (2.72%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (2.40%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (1.31%) Internet of Things
16 11 (1.20%) Clustering
17 9 (0.98%) iPhone
18 8 (0.87%) Online Games
19 6 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 155 (16.88%) Linux
2 150 (16.34%) Windows
3 56 (6.10%) Android
4 48 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 45 (4.90%) Unix
6 30 (3.27%) Solaris
7 17 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.44%) AIX
10 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.22%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (24.84%) Software Engineering
3 217 (23.64%) OO
4 212 (23.09%) Scrum
5 208 (22.66%) TDD
6 152 (16.56%) MVC
7 148 (16.12%) Test Automation
8 141 (15.36%) SOA
9 134 (14.60%) Mentoring
10 126 (13.73%) DevOps
11 122 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
11 122 (13.29%) OOP
12 105 (11.44%) TOGAF
13 98 (10.68%) Unit Testing
14 89 (9.69%) Microservices
15 86 (9.37%) SDLC
16 84 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (7.63%) Domain-Driven Design
18 69 (7.52%) Web Development
19 68 (7.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 374 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 334 (36.38%) Java
3 262 (28.54%) SQL
4 258 (28.10%) C#
5 105 (11.44%) C++
6 80 (8.71%) Python
7 69 (7.52%) T-SQL
8 64 (6.97%) C
9 51 (5.56%) PHP
10 30 (3.27%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.83%) Scala
12 24 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.40%) Embedded C
13 22 (2.40%) VB
14 18 (1.96%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.85%) Ruby
16 16 (1.74%) VBA
17 12 (1.31%) Apple Swift
18 10 (1.09%) Objective-C
18 10 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 256 (27.89%) Degree
2 68 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.38%) Master's Degree
5 19 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.63%) ISEB
6 15 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.98%) MCPD
9 8 (0.87%) PhD
10 5 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.11%) CISSP
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.11%) MCAD
13 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (10.78%) QA
2 31 (3.38%) SLA
3 24 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) COBIT
4 4 (0.44%) MISRA
5 2 (0.22%) JTAG
6 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 71 (7.73%) Docker
2 39 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.54%) KVM
5 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.44%) LXC
6 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.11%) QEMU
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (5.23%) Puppet
2 36 (3.92%) Opsview
3 28 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.29%) Control-M
5 19 (2.07%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.98%) Ansible
7 8 (0.87%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.44%) SCCM
8 4 (0.44%) Terraform
9 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.33%) Nagios
10 2 (0.22%) Salt
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 169 (18.41%) Oracle
2 131 (14.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.36%) VMware
4 39 (4.25%) SAP
5 29 (3.16%) Cognizant
6 25 (2.72%) Cisco
7 24 (2.61%) EMC
7 24 (2.61%) Pega
8 23 (2.51%) Google
9 20 (2.18%) IBM
10 18 (1.96%) Sitecore
10 18 (1.96%) Splunk
11 17 (1.85%) BEA
12 15 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.53%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.53%) Xamarin
14 13 (1.42%) Fujitsu
15 12 (1.31%) New Relic
15 12 (1.31%) Talend