Period
to 22 April 2018

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

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 490 510
Rank change year-on-year -45 +20 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 894 986 1,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 653 756 1,016
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £34,375 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161,161 154,899 184,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.44% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 130,585 127,506 153,009
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 16 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 22 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
England -48 855 £57,500 +4.55% 143
UK excluding London +6 509 £52,500 +10.53% 96
London -78 362 £70,000 - 59
South East +73 230 £52,500 +10.53% 30
North of England +14 98 £52,500 +2.44% 19
East of England -32 81 £65,000 +23.81% 13
North West +24 77 £52,500 -4.55% 12
South West -34 46 £47,500 - 10
Midlands -31 38 £52,500 +16.67% 12
East Midlands +11 23 £50,000 +17.65%
West Midlands -38 15 £54,250 +14.21% 12
Yorkshire +18 12 £65,000 +30.00% 7
Scotland -44 11 £55,000 - 10
North East -27 9 £45,000 +13.35%
Wales 0 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Northern Ireland +2 2 £50,000 -31.03%

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 484 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (42.39%) Java
3 368 (41.16%) Software Engineering
4 299 (33.45%) JavaScript
5 273 (30.54%) SQL
6 228 (25.50%) Finance
7 227 (25.39%) C#
8 219 (24.50%) OO
9 212 (23.71%) TDD
10 200 (22.37%) .NET
11 185 (20.69%) HTML
12 184 (20.58%) AngularJS
13 181 (20.25%) Degree
14 171 (19.13%) CSS
15 170 (19.02%) Web Services
16 168 (18.79%) Scrum
17 156 (17.45%) C++
18 150 (16.78%) Python
18 150 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
19 143 (16.00%) Linux
19 143 (16.00%) DevOps
20 140 (15.66%) Computer Science
21 130 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
22 129 (14.43%) Microsoft
23 126 (14.09%) Oracle
24 121 (13.53%) SDLC
25 116 (12.98%) Test Automation
25 116 (12.98%) Windows
25 116 (12.98%) Spring
26 113 (12.64%) PHP

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 35 (3.91%) Apache Solr
2 33 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.80%) Apache
4 21 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
6 18 (2.01%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.90%) JBoss
8 13 (1.45%) Confluence
9 10 (1.12%) IIS
9 10 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.01%) CMS
11 8 (0.89%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
16 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.56%) Simulink
7 4 (0.45%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (2.46%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.78%) Sonata
6 5 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 150 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (9.40%) GitHub
3 75 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (6.82%) SaaS
5 46 (5.15%) OpenShift
6 23 (2.57%) IaaS
7 18 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.90%) PaaS
9 15 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.78%) Serverless
11 6 (0.67%) Loggly
11 6 (0.67%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.56%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.56%) G Suite
12 5 (0.56%) Heroku
12 5 (0.56%) npm
12 5 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.56%) Slack
13 3 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.02%) HTTP
2 24 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.68%) Internet
4 13 (1.45%) FTP
4 13 (1.45%) SSH
4 13 (1.45%) Telnet
5 10 (1.12%) DNS
5 10 (1.12%) VPN
6 9 (1.01%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.01%) Firewall
6 9 (1.01%) SAN
7 8 (0.89%) LAN
8 7 (0.78%) BIG-IP
8 7 (0.78%) MPLS
8 7 (0.78%) VoIP
8 7 (0.78%) WAN
8 7 (0.78%) Wireless
9 5 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.56%) Network Security
10 3 (0.34%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 71 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 69 (7.72%) MongoDB
4 69 (7.72%) Relational Database
5 68 (7.61%) Big Data
6 57 (6.38%) MySQL
7 40 (4.47%) Redis
8 38 (4.25%) Oracle Database
9 32 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 27 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (2.80%) GIS
11 25 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (1.90%) CouchDB
13 14 (1.57%) Blockchain
14 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.45%) SQLite
15 12 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (11.74%) Jenkins
2 94 (10.51%) Git (software)
3 46 (5.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 44 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 43 (4.81%) Subversion
6 41 (4.59%) Visual Studio
7 33 (3.69%) JIRA
8 20 (2.24%) Eclipse
8 20 (2.24%) JUnit
9 18 (2.01%) Vagrant
10 16 (1.79%) Selenium
10 16 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 15 (1.68%) Maven
12 13 (1.45%) PyCharm
13 12 (1.34%) Codeception
13 12 (1.34%) Gradle
13 12 (1.34%) Grunt
13 12 (1.34%) Xcode
14 11 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 228 (25.50%) Finance
2 87 (9.73%) Retail
3 77 (8.61%) Games
4 69 (7.72%) Banking
5 23 (2.57%) Marketing
6 19 (2.13%) Advertising
7 17 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.45%) Electronics
10 13 (1.45%) Law
10 13 (1.45%) Military
11 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.56%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.45%) Avionics
15 3 (0.34%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.22%) Automotive
16 2 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 383 (42.84%) Developer
2 189 (21.14%) Software Engineer
3 146 (16.33%) Senior Developer
4 145 (16.22%) Java Developer
5 125 (13.98%) Architect
6 83 (9.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 77 (8.61%) Senior Software Engineer
8 69 (7.72%) Java Engineer
9 63 (7.05%) C++ Software Engineer
10 57 (6.38%) Software Developer
11 51 (5.70%) .NET Developer
12 50 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 48 (5.37%) C# Developer
14 45 (5.03%) Java Software Engineer
15 44 (4.92%) Development Engineer
16 38 (4.25%) Software Development Engineer
17 37 (4.14%) Java Scala Developer
17 37 (4.14%) Scala Developer
18 35 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
19 32 (3.58%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (22.37%) .NET
2 185 (20.69%) HTML
3 184 (20.58%) AngularJS
4 171 (19.13%) CSS
5 170 (19.02%) Web Services
6 116 (12.98%) Spring
7 109 (12.19%) RESTful
8 99 (11.07%) XML
9 82 (9.17%) HTML5
10 78 (8.72%) .NET Framework
10 78 (8.72%) Node.js
11 74 (8.28%) J2EE
12 73 (8.17%) ASP.NET
13 64 (7.16%) Hibernate
14 60 (6.71%) jQuery
15 55 (6.15%) REST
16 49 (5.48%) CSS3
17 46 (5.15%) Akka
18 41 (4.59%) Ajax
19 40 (4.47%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 140 (15.66%) Computer Science
2 97 (10.85%) Fintech
3 77 (8.61%) Algorithms
4 73 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (5.48%) Online Games
6 45 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (5.03%) Private Cloud
7 44 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 40 (4.47%) Public Cloud
9 29 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (3.13%) Mobile App
10 28 (3.13%) User Experience
11 26 (2.91%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (2.13%) Management Information System
15 18 (2.01%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.57%) Blog
16 14 (1.57%) Cloud Native
17 13 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.00%) Linux
2 116 (12.98%) Windows
3 91 (10.18%) Android
4 87 (9.73%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.46%) Unix
6 19 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.89%) Solaris
7 8 (0.89%) VMS
8 6 (0.67%) CoreOS
8 6 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.45%) SafeRTOS
10 4 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (41.16%) Software Engineering
3 219 (24.50%) OO
4 212 (23.71%) TDD
5 168 (18.79%) Scrum
6 143 (16.00%) DevOps
7 130 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
8 121 (13.53%) SDLC
9 116 (12.98%) Test Automation
10 109 (12.19%) E-Commerce
11 108 (12.08%) Mentoring
12 106 (11.86%) Microservices
13 105 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
14 99 (11.07%) Open Source
15 92 (10.29%) BDD
16 85 (9.51%) Unit Testing
17 79 (8.84%) Continuous Delivery
18 69 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
19 68 (7.61%) MVC
20 67 (7.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 379 (42.39%) Java
2 299 (33.45%) JavaScript
3 273 (30.54%) SQL
4 227 (25.39%) C#
5 156 (17.45%) C++
6 150 (16.78%) Python
7 113 (12.64%) PHP
8 95 (10.63%) C
9 78 (8.72%) Ruby
10 70 (7.83%) Scala
11 55 (6.15%) T-SQL
12 37 (4.14%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.46%) VB.NET
14 21 (2.35%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.35%) Embedded C++
14 21 (2.35%) Java 8
15 20 (2.24%) Apple Swift
15 20 (2.24%) Objective-C
15 20 (2.24%) XPath
16 14 (1.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 181 (20.25%) Degree
2 77 (8.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (7.72%) Security Cleared
4 38 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 37 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.24%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.67%) PhD
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.34%) ISEB
12 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.37%) PCI DSS
2 36 (4.03%) QA
3 7 (0.78%) ISO 13485
4 6 (0.67%) IEC 62304
5 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.45%) MISRA
5 4 (0.45%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.34%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.22%) GCP
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 106 (11.86%) Docker
2 37 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.23%) Firmware
5 6 (0.67%) HDFS
5 6 (0.67%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 47 (5.26%) Puppet
2 40 (4.47%) Ansible
3 23 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.34%) Kibana
6 7 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.67%) Nagios
7 6 (0.67%) Salt
7 6 (0.67%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.56%) Control-M
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.11%) EMC VPLEX
11 1 (0.11%) Opsview
11 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 129 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 126 (14.09%) Oracle
3 44 (4.92%) WorldPay
4 40 (4.47%) Google
5 22 (2.46%) IBM
6 21 (2.35%) VMware
7 18 (2.01%) Fujitsu
8 16 (1.79%) SAP
9 15 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.89%) Cisco
10 8 (0.89%) SaltStack
10 8 (0.89%) TOWER Software
11 7 (0.78%) Adobe
11 7 (0.78%) Blue Coat
11 7 (0.78%) Capita
11 7 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.78%) Cognizant
11 7 (0.78%) Nokia
11 7 (0.78%) Splunk
12 6 (0.67%) Zend