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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 448 445
Rank change year-on-year -55 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 429 605 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.61% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 337 516 573
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

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 78925 87582 97637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.95% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63638 73140 79819
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 409 £60,000 +4.34% 79
London -12 192 £65,000 -3.70% 32
South East -46 75 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East of England -4 47 £52,500 - 8
Cambridgeshire +5 41 £52,500 +5.00% 6
City of London +37 40 £65,000 +4.00% 4
West Midlands +29 31 £57,500 +31.42% 4
Cambridge -5 30 £67,500 +28.57% 5
South West +4 28 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Hampshire +14 20 £45,000 -35.71%
Berkshire +23 17 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 17 £47,500 -
Surrey -16 16 £52,500 +10.52% 3
North West -44 16 £47,500 +9.19% 3
Milton Keynes +1 14 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +1 14 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Birmingham +11 13 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Basingstoke +5 11 £37,500 -11.76%
Scotland +2 11 £40,000 -13.51%
Coventry +1 11 £57,500 - 2
Manchester -29 11 £47,500 +9.19% 3
Bristol -14 10 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Wiltshire - 10 £36,250 - 3
Staines +7 9 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Reading +25 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 7 £40,000 -15.78% 10
Edinburgh -3 7 £43,750 -32.69%
Bournemouth +5 6 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Dorset -2 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South Yorkshire -6 5 £55,000 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 434 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 292 (32.59%) Java
4 286 (31.92%) C#
5 275 (30.69%) .NET
6 274 (30.58%) Degree
7 255 (28.46%) SQL
8 252 (28.13%) HTML
9 240 (26.79%) CSS
10 227 (25.33%) Software Engineering
11 216 (24.11%) TDD
12 211 (23.55%) Finance
13 194 (21.65%) Scrum
14 178 (19.87%) AngularJS
15 177 (19.75%) SQL Server
16 176 (19.64%) OO
17 175 (19.53%) MVC
18 161 (17.97%) Web Services
19 157 (17.52%) Computer Science
20 148 (16.52%) Oracle
21 147 (16.41%) ASP.NET
22 146 (16.29%) XML
23 140 (15.63%) Microsoft
24 137 (15.29%) Windows
25 134 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
26 132 (14.73%) Test Automation
27 131 (14.62%) Linux
28 129 (14.40%) Mentoring
29 124 (13.84%) REST
30 120 (13.39%) SOA

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 50 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.46%) Apache
3 31 (3.46%) JBoss
4 27 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (2.01%) MS Exchange
7 18 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.90%) CMS
9 14 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.56%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (1.23%) Documentum
10 11 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.00%) IIS
12 8 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.67%) Simulink
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.67%) Maximo
4 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 102 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.80%) SaaS
4 37 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (3.01%) PaaS
6 21 (2.34%) IaaS
7 20 (2.23%) GitHub
8 13 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (0.78%) Force.com
11 5 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.56%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.56%) iPaaS
11 5 (0.56%) Route 53
11 5 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.22%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.69%) Internet
2 40 (4.46%) Wireless
3 36 (4.02%) HTTP
4 31 (3.46%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.24%) SAN
6 24 (2.68%) Firewall
7 20 (2.23%) SSL
8 19 (2.12%) LAN
8 19 (2.12%) WAN
9 17 (1.90%) Bluetooth
9 17 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.67%) Ethernet
10 15 (1.67%) NAS
11 13 (1.45%) LDAP
12 11 (1.23%) 802.11
13 8 (0.89%) BIG-IP
13 8 (0.89%) VoIP
14 7 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (0.78%) iBeacon
15 6 (0.67%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.37%) Big Data
3 67 (7.48%) Relational Database
4 62 (6.92%) NoSQL
5 61 (6.81%) MySQL
6 56 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 41 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (4.02%) Hadoop
9 35 (3.91%) Oracle Database
10 34 (3.79%) Blockchain
11 33 (3.68%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (2.57%) Redis
13 22 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
17 14 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (1.34%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 117 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 77 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 70 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (6.58%) Visual Studio
5 43 (4.80%) JIRA
6 39 (4.35%) Selenium
7 38 (4.24%) Maven
8 31 (3.46%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.79%) Subversion
10 16 (1.79%) SpecFlow
11 15 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (1.45%) JUnit
12 13 (1.45%) Moq
13 12 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (1.23%) AppVeyor
15 10 (1.12%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.12%) Mockito
15 10 (1.12%) Vagrant
16 9 (1.00%) Mercurial
16 9 (1.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 211 (23.55%) Finance
2 67 (7.48%) Banking
3 35 (3.91%) Electronics
4 28 (3.13%) Law
4 28 (3.13%) Marketing
5 23 (2.57%) Games
6 21 (2.34%) Retail
7 19 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.45%) Multimedia
10 10 (1.12%) Automotive
11 9 (1.00%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.00%) Publishing
12 6 (0.67%) Front Office
13 5 (0.56%) Billing
13 5 (0.56%) Legal
13 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Advertising
15 2 (0.22%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 375 (41.85%) Developer
2 174 (19.42%) Architect
3 136 (15.18%) Senior Developer
4 97 (10.83%) C# Developer
5 91 (10.16%) .NET Developer
5 91 (10.16%) Software Engineer
6 84 (9.38%) Java Developer
7 65 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 55 (6.14%) Software Developer
9 50 (5.58%) Technical Architect
10 46 (5.13%) Analyst
10 46 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 45 (5.02%) Senior Java Developer
12 39 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
13 37 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
14 35 (3.91%) Software Architect
15 33 (3.68%) Graduate
16 32 (3.57%) Lead Developer
17 30 (3.35%) HTML Developer
17 30 (3.35%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (30.69%) .NET
2 252 (28.13%) HTML
3 240 (26.79%) CSS
4 178 (19.87%) AngularJS
5 161 (17.97%) Web Services
6 147 (16.41%) ASP.NET
7 146 (16.29%) XML
8 124 (13.84%) REST
9 109 (12.17%) HTML5
9 109 (12.17%) jQuery
10 88 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 87 (9.71%) Spring
12 78 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 77 (8.59%) RESTful
14 67 (7.48%) .NET Framework
15 64 (7.14%) Hibernate
16 60 (6.70%) Ajax
17 58 (6.47%) WCF
18 56 (6.25%) Middleware
19 52 (5.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (17.52%) Computer Science
2 75 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.80%) User Experience
5 42 (4.69%) N-Tier
6 41 (4.58%) Algorithms
7 39 (4.35%) Data Centre
8 33 (3.68%) iPad
9 32 (3.57%) Mobile App
10 31 (3.46%) Client/Server
11 30 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (3.24%) Fintech
13 27 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (2.79%) Internet of Things
15 24 (2.68%) Data Structures
16 14 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (1.45%) Derivative
18 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
19 10 (1.12%) Hedge funds
20 9 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 137 (15.29%) Windows
2 131 (14.62%) Linux
3 55 (6.14%) Android
4 50 (5.58%) Apple iOS
5 39 (4.35%) Unix
6 22 (2.46%) Solaris
7 15 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (25.33%) Software Engineering
3 216 (24.11%) TDD
4 194 (21.65%) Scrum
5 176 (19.64%) OO
6 175 (19.53%) MVC
7 134 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
8 132 (14.73%) Test Automation
9 129 (14.40%) Mentoring
10 120 (13.39%) SOA
11 106 (11.83%) DevOps
11 106 (11.83%) Unit Testing
12 99 (11.05%) OOP
13 89 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 83 (9.26%) BDD
14 83 (9.26%) TOGAF
15 74 (8.26%) SOLID
16 73 (8.15%) Microservices
16 73 (8.15%) Web Development
17 71 (7.92%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 355 (39.62%) JavaScript
2 292 (32.59%) Java
3 286 (31.92%) C#
4 255 (28.46%) SQL
5 110 (12.28%) C++
6 81 (9.04%) Python
7 80 (8.93%) T-SQL
8 79 (8.82%) C
9 45 (5.02%) VB.NET
10 43 (4.80%) PHP
11 28 (3.13%) Embedded C
12 23 (2.57%) VB
13 21 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.34%) VBA
14 19 (2.12%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.12%) R
15 17 (1.90%) Scala
15 17 (1.90%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.79%) MATLAB
17 14 (1.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 274 (30.58%) Degree
2 70 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (4.80%) Master's Degree
4 30 (3.35%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.45%) ISEB
6 13 (1.45%) PhD
7 11 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (0.78%) MCPD
11 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
15 1 (0.11%) MCAD
15 1 (0.11%) MCSD
15 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (11.50%) QA
2 18 (2.01%) SLA
3 11 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.67%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.45%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.22%) JTAG
6 2 (0.22%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (7.25%) Docker
2 32 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.46%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.67%) KVM
6 5 (0.56%) LXC
7 4 (0.45%) QEMU
7 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.22%) Firmware
9 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (3.91%) Opsview
2 30 (3.35%) Puppet
3 20 (2.23%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.12%) Control-M
5 15 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.34%) Ansible
7 8 (0.89%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.56%) Terraform
9 4 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.45%) SCCM
10 3 (0.33%) Nagios
11 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.22%) Mesos
12 1 (0.11%) Graphite
12 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.11%) SQL Sentry
12 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (16.52%) Oracle
2 140 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.68%) VMware
4 27 (3.01%) Cognizant
4 27 (3.01%) SAP
5 25 (2.79%) Google
6 19 (2.12%) Cisco
7 18 (2.01%) Sitecore
8 15 (1.67%) BEA
8 15 (1.67%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.56%) IBM
9 14 (1.56%) Splunk
10 13 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.34%) Talend
11 12 (1.34%) Zend
12 11 (1.23%) EMC
12 11 (1.23%) Fujitsu
12 11 (1.23%) Pega
12 11 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.23%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Health, Dental+much more
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Starting Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + flexible hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 and strong benefits (car, bonus, more)
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: Negotiable c£80,000 DoE + package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+parking
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Health, Dental+much more
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £46000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Just Education
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ronald James Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago