Period
to 20 November 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 512 467
Rank change year-on-year -6 -45 +112
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 926 971 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 736 788 1159
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,275 £34,580
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +3.26%

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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 -16 825 £60,000 +4.35% 94
UK excluding London +18 524 £52,500 +10.53% 45
London -50 358 £70,000 - 52
South East -6 164 £55,000 +15.79% 15
North of England +55 112 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Midlands +23 73 £55,000 +15.79% 6
East of England -15 65 £60,000 +41.18% 8
West Midlands +28 64 £55,000 +15.79% 3
North West +28 59 £52,500 +20.69% 6
South West -10 48 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Scotland +5 43 £45,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -1 29 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North East +19 27 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland -22 14 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +16 8 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wales -7 5 £50,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 504 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (39.31%) Java
3 313 (33.80%) JavaScript
4 293 (31.64%) Software Engineering
5 258 (27.86%) SQL
6 249 (26.89%) C#
7 245 (26.46%) Degree
8 235 (25.38%) .NET
8 235 (25.38%) OO
9 228 (24.62%) HTML
10 215 (23.22%) TDD
11 213 (23.00%) Scrum
12 194 (20.95%) AngularJS
13 193 (20.84%) CSS
14 188 (20.30%) Finance
15 172 (18.57%) Linux
16 169 (18.25%) Computer Science
17 153 (16.52%) Windows
18 150 (16.20%) C++
19 149 (16.09%) Web Services
20 148 (15.98%) Test Automation
21 147 (15.87%) Oracle
22 137 (14.79%) SOA
22 137 (14.79%) Microsoft
23 133 (14.36%) SQL Server
23 133 (14.36%) HTML5
24 130 (14.04%) SDLC
25 124 (13.39%) OOP
26 120 (12.96%) DevOps
27 117 (12.63%) Microservices

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 55 (5.94%) Apache
2 54 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 46 (4.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 37 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 28 (3.02%) JBoss
6 27 (2.92%) WebLogic
7 23 (2.48%) Documentum
8 21 (2.27%) Apache Solr
9 16 (1.73%) IIS
10 15 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.51%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.19%) CMS
13 11 (1.19%) OpenROAD
14 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.40%) Simulink
5 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.76%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.43%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 32 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.65%) Maximo
6 3 (0.32%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 105 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.21%) SaaS
4 30 (3.24%) PaaS
5 25 (2.70%) GitHub
6 22 (2.38%) IaaS
7 20 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.30%) iPaaS
9 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.65%) Serverless
10 4 (0.43%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.32%) Loggly
11 3 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.22%) Google Play
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.46%) Internet
2 22 (2.38%) SAN
3 18 (1.94%) HTTP
4 13 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 11 (1.19%) Firewall
5 11 (1.19%) LAN
5 11 (1.19%) NAS
5 11 (1.19%) WAN
6 10 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.08%) Wireless
7 9 (0.97%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.76%) 802.11
10 6 (0.65%) DVB
10 6 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (0.43%) DNS
12 3 (0.32%) SMS
13 1 (0.11%) DHCP
13 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 83 (8.96%) MySQL
3 77 (8.32%) NoSQL
4 75 (8.10%) MongoDB
5 55 (5.94%) Big Data
6 50 (5.40%) Relational Database
7 41 (4.43%) Oracle Database
8 31 (3.35%) Redis
9 27 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.16%) Hadoop
13 19 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.73%) Blockchain
15 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 90 (9.72%) Jenkins
2 77 (8.32%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.62%) Selenium
4 50 (5.40%) Maven
5 43 (4.64%) JIRA
6 40 (4.32%) Visual Studio
7 32 (3.46%) Subversion
8 30 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.51%) Vagrant
12 13 (1.40%) WebDriver
13 12 (1.30%) GitLab
14 11 (1.19%) Codeception
15 10 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.97%) AppVeyor
16 9 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
17 8 (0.86%) Moq
17 8 (0.86%) PyCharm
General
1 188 (20.30%) Finance
2 85 (9.18%) Banking
3 40 (4.32%) Retail
4 27 (2.92%) Games
4 27 (2.92%) Marketing
5 26 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.59%) Electronics
7 21 (2.27%) Legal
8 20 (2.16%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.62%) Law
10 13 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.30%) Spanish Language
12 11 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.97%) Billing
14 7 (0.76%) Military
15 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
15 4 (0.43%) German Language
15 4 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 397 (42.87%) Developer
2 199 (21.49%) Architect
3 140 (15.12%) Software Engineer
4 111 (11.99%) Senior Developer
5 82 (8.86%) Java Developer
6 67 (7.24%) C# Developer
7 66 (7.13%) .NET Developer
7 66 (7.13%) Software Developer
8 61 (6.59%) C++ Software Engineer
9 55 (5.94%) Lead Developer
9 55 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 48 (5.18%) Analyst
12 47 (5.08%) Java Engineer
13 45 (4.86%) Senior Software Engineer
14 42 (4.54%) Angular Developer
15 40 (4.32%) Technical Architect
16 39 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
16 39 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
16 39 (4.21%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (25.38%) .NET
2 228 (24.62%) HTML
3 194 (20.95%) AngularJS
4 193 (20.84%) CSS
5 149 (16.09%) Web Services
6 133 (14.36%) HTML5
7 114 (12.31%) RESTful
8 109 (11.77%) REST
9 95 (10.26%) ASP.NET
10 79 (8.53%) Node.js
10 79 (8.53%) XML
11 76 (8.21%) Spring
12 69 (7.45%) SOAP
13 63 (6.80%) jQuery
14 61 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 61 (6.59%) Middleware
15 53 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (4.75%) React
17 39 (4.21%) Java EE
18 37 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 169 (18.25%) Computer Science
2 71 (7.67%) Algorithms
3 53 (5.72%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (5.29%) Fintech
4 49 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (4.54%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.56%) User Experience
8 32 (3.46%) Data Structures
9 28 (3.02%) iPad
10 26 (2.81%) N-Tier
11 24 (2.59%) Mobile App
12 19 (2.05%) Data Centre
13 18 (1.94%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.84%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.62%) Clustering
16 13 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (1.08%) Equities
19 7 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 172 (18.57%) Linux
2 153 (16.52%) Windows
3 43 (4.64%) Unix
4 35 (3.78%) Android
5 30 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.84%) Solaris
7 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 7 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.65%) AIX
11 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.32%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (31.64%) Software Engineering
3 235 (25.38%) OO
4 215 (23.22%) TDD
5 213 (23.00%) Scrum
6 148 (15.98%) Test Automation
7 137 (14.79%) SOA
8 130 (14.04%) SDLC
9 124 (13.39%) OOP
10 120 (12.96%) DevOps
11 117 (12.63%) Microservices
12 104 (11.23%) Mentoring
13 103 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (10.48%) MVC
15 90 (9.72%) Unit Testing
16 85 (9.18%) UML
17 82 (8.86%) BDD
18 80 (8.64%) Mathematics
19 75 (8.10%) Open Source
19 75 (8.10%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 364 (39.31%) Java
2 313 (33.80%) JavaScript
3 258 (27.86%) SQL
4 249 (26.89%) C#
5 150 (16.20%) C++
6 106 (11.45%) Python
7 83 (8.96%) PHP
8 71 (7.67%) C
9 59 (6.37%) T-SQL
10 51 (5.51%) Ruby
11 36 (3.89%) VB.NET
12 25 (2.70%) VB
13 23 (2.48%) Scala
14 19 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.84%) XPath
16 16 (1.73%) MATLAB
17 15 (1.62%) Embedded C
18 12 (1.30%) PHP 7
19 11 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 245 (26.46%) Degree
2 85 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.16%) Master's Degree
5 20 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.19%) ISEB
6 11 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.65%) MCPD
8 6 (0.65%) PhD
9 2 (0.22%) HND
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
10 1 (0.11%) CISM
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.64%) QA
2 23 (2.48%) SLA
3 22 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.30%) IEC 62304
4 12 (1.30%) MISRA
5 8 (0.86%) IEC 61508
5 8 (0.86%) MISRA C
6 6 (0.65%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.43%) JTAG
7 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (9.29%) Docker
2 31 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.51%) Firmware
5 11 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.43%) HDFS
8 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.11%) QEMU
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (5.51%) Puppet
2 37 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.59%) Opsview
5 10 (1.08%) Ansible
6 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.54%) Control-M
8 3 (0.32%) Nagios
8 3 (0.32%) Rancher
8 3 (0.32%) Salt
8 3 (0.32%) SQL Sentry
8 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 147 (15.87%) Oracle
2 137 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.10%) Google
4 35 (3.78%) SAP
5 32 (3.46%) IBM
6 24 (2.59%) Pega
6 24 (2.59%) VMware
7 22 (2.38%) EMC
8 17 (1.84%) Splunk
9 15 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.51%) HP
11 12 (1.30%) Cisco
11 12 (1.30%) Sitecore
11 12 (1.30%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.97%) Apigee
12 9 (0.97%) Fujitsu
13 7 (0.76%) Apple
13 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.65%) F5