Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 511 487
Rank change year-on-year +3 -24 +67
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 917 930 1,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.59% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 715 742 1,074
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £35,300
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.42% -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 156,373 158,366 185,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,540 130,914 153,932
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -10 832 £57,500 - 166
UK excluding London +50 550 £51,500 +8.42% 91
London -50 339 £71,500 +2.14% 82
South East +102 218 £52,500 +10.53% 17
North of England +47 112 £50,000 -9.09% 18
North West +42 71 £52,500 -4.55% 10
East of England -26 65 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Midlands -5 51 £52,500 +16.67% 30
South West -43 47 £42,500 -10.53% 9
West Midlands +9 41 £52,500 +10.53% 21
Scotland -17 38 £45,000 -0.55% 3
North East -7 23 £45,000 +38.67% 3
Yorkshire +19 21 £51,250 -10.87% 5
Northern Ireland -5 14 £50,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +12 9 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Wales -2 5 £50,000 +11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (41.66%) Java
3 349 (38.06%) Software Engineering
4 322 (35.11%) JavaScript
5 276 (30.10%) SQL
6 252 (27.48%) C#
7 243 (26.50%) OO
8 232 (25.30%) Degree
9 228 (24.86%) .NET
10 222 (24.21%) HTML
11 213 (23.23%) TDD
12 204 (22.25%) Finance
12 204 (22.25%) Scrum
13 198 (21.59%) AngularJS
14 196 (21.37%) CSS
15 191 (20.83%) Linux
16 173 (18.87%) Web Services
16 173 (18.87%) Computer Science
17 164 (17.88%) C++
18 161 (17.56%) Microsoft
19 149 (16.25%) SDLC
20 144 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
21 143 (15.59%) Python
22 132 (14.39%) Windows
23 131 (14.29%) Test Automation
24 130 (14.18%) Oracle
25 128 (13.96%) PHP
26 127 (13.85%) HTML5
27 124 (13.52%) DevOps
28 123 (13.41%) 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 37 (4.03%) Apache
1 37 (4.03%) Apache Solr
2 30 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.85%) JBoss
7 16 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.74%) WebSphere Portal
8 14 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.42%) IIS
10 12 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.09%) Documentum
13 9 (0.98%) CMS
14 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.42%) Simulink
5 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.76%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 33 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.33%) Maximo
7 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.22%) Sonata
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (6.00%) SaaS
4 46 (5.02%) GitHub
5 26 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.84%) PaaS
6 20 (2.18%) IaaS
6 20 (2.18%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.31%) iPaaS
8 7 (0.76%) Serverless
9 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.55%) G Suite
10 5 (0.55%) Heroku
10 5 (0.55%) Loggly
10 5 (0.55%) Slack
10 5 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.44%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.22%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.07%) HTTP
2 18 (1.96%) Internet
3 15 (1.64%) SAN
3 15 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.42%) FTP
4 13 (1.42%) SSH
4 13 (1.42%) Telnet
5 10 (1.09%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.76%) VPN
7 6 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (0.65%) Firewall
7 6 (0.65%) LAN
7 6 (0.65%) NAS
7 6 (0.65%) WAN
8 5 (0.55%) DNS
9 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.33%) DVB
10 2 (0.22%) Intranet
10 2 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.69%) NoSQL
3 82 (8.94%) MySQL
4 74 (8.07%) MongoDB
5 69 (7.52%) Relational Database
6 67 (7.31%) Big Data
7 44 (4.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (4.14%) Oracle Database
9 30 (3.27%) Redis
10 28 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 28 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (1.74%) GIS
12 16 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.42%) SQLite
16 12 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 96 (10.47%) Jenkins
2 78 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 53 (5.78%) Visual Studio
4 50 (5.45%) Subversion
5 34 (3.71%) JIRA
6 33 (3.60%) Maven
7 31 (3.38%) Selenium
8 27 (2.94%) Eclipse
9 25 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (2.29%) Vagrant
11 21 (2.29%) WebDriver
12 20 (2.18%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.85%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.74%) Codeception
14 16 (1.74%) PyCharm
15 13 (1.42%) GitLab
16 11 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
17 10 (1.09%) JUnit
17 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 204 (22.25%) Finance
2 86 (9.38%) Retail
3 77 (8.40%) Banking
4 53 (5.78%) Games
5 29 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.73%) Electronics
7 21 (2.29%) Marketing
8 20 (2.18%) Law
9 19 (2.07%) Legal
10 18 (1.96%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.64%) Military
11 15 (1.64%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.53%) Aerospace
13 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.65%) Advertising
14 6 (0.65%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.44%) Billing
16 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 391 (42.64%) Developer
2 180 (19.63%) Software Engineer
3 162 (17.67%) Architect
4 121 (13.20%) Senior Developer
5 105 (11.45%) Java Developer
6 69 (7.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 64 (6.98%) Java Engineer
8 63 (6.87%) Software Developer
9 60 (6.54%) C# Developer
9 60 (6.54%) Senior Software Engineer
10 59 (6.43%) .NET Developer
11 55 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
12 49 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
13 46 (5.02%) Senior Java Developer
14 42 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
14 42 (4.58%) Lead Developer
15 41 (4.47%) Full Stack Developer
16 38 (4.14%) Development Engineer
17 35 (3.82%) Technical Architect
18 34 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (24.86%) .NET
2 222 (24.21%) HTML
3 198 (21.59%) AngularJS
4 196 (21.37%) CSS
5 173 (18.87%) Web Services
6 127 (13.85%) HTML5
7 104 (11.34%) RESTful
8 103 (11.23%) Node.js
9 92 (10.03%) Spring
10 88 (9.60%) ASP.NET
11 82 (8.94%) XML
12 80 (8.72%) jQuery
13 79 (8.62%) REST
14 60 (6.54%) J2EE
15 56 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 54 (5.89%) .NET Framework
17 49 (5.34%) Ajax
18 47 (5.13%) Hibernate
18 47 (5.13%) Qt
19 46 (5.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 173 (18.87%) Computer Science
2 87 (9.49%) Algorithms
3 56 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.89%) Fintech
5 52 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (4.36%) User Experience
8 36 (3.93%) Data Structures
9 33 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (3.16%) Public Cloud
11 25 (2.73%) Mobile App
12 24 (2.62%) Hedge funds
13 22 (2.40%) Private Cloud
14 21 (2.29%) Client/Server
14 21 (2.29%) N-Tier
14 21 (2.29%) Online Games
15 20 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 11 (1.20%) Data Centre
17 9 (0.98%) Equities
17 9 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 191 (20.83%) Linux
2 132 (14.39%) Windows
3 68 (7.42%) Android
4 54 (5.89%) Apple iOS
5 38 (4.14%) Unix
6 21 (2.29%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.76%) VMS
10 6 (0.65%) AIX
10 6 (0.65%) Solaris
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.55%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.55%) Robot Operating System
12 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (38.06%) Software Engineering
3 243 (26.50%) OO
4 213 (23.23%) TDD
5 204 (22.25%) Scrum
6 149 (16.25%) SDLC
7 131 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 124 (13.52%) DevOps
9 123 (13.41%) Microservices
10 108 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (10.58%) SOA
12 93 (10.14%) E-Commerce
13 91 (9.92%) OOP
14 87 (9.49%) Open Source
15 83 (9.05%) MVC
16 82 (8.94%) UML
17 81 (8.83%) Mentoring
18 80 (8.72%) Unit Testing
19 74 (8.07%) BDD
19 74 (8.07%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 382 (41.66%) Java
2 322 (35.11%) JavaScript
3 276 (30.10%) SQL
4 252 (27.48%) C#
5 164 (17.88%) C++
6 143 (15.59%) Python
7 128 (13.96%) PHP
8 78 (8.51%) C
9 74 (8.07%) Ruby
10 53 (5.78%) T-SQL
11 47 (5.13%) Scala
12 27 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.94%) XPath
13 26 (2.84%) VB.NET
14 19 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.85%) PHP 7
16 16 (1.74%) MATLAB
16 16 (1.74%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.31%) Embedded C++
18 11 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 232 (25.30%) Degree
2 101 (11.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.51%) Master's Degree
6 22 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.44%) ISEB
11 3 (0.33%) MCPD
12 2 (0.22%) HND
13 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.11%) CISA
13 1 (0.11%) CISM
13 1 (0.11%) CISSP
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.00%) QA
2 26 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.31%) IEC 62304
3 12 (1.31%) MISRA
4 10 (1.09%) SLA
5 9 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.87%) IEC 61508
6 8 (0.87%) ISO 13485
6 8 (0.87%) MISRA C
7 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.44%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.33%) JTAG
10 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 94 (10.25%) Docker
2 40 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.64%) Firmware
5 8 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.65%) HDFS
6 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (5.78%) Puppet
2 32 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (2.84%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.62%) Ansible
5 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.55%) Kibana
5 5 (0.55%) Nagios
5 5 (0.55%) Salt
5 5 (0.55%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.33%) Opsview
6 3 (0.33%) Rancher
7 1 (0.11%) Consul
7 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 161 (17.56%) Microsoft
2 130 (14.18%) Oracle
3 51 (5.56%) Google
4 35 (3.82%) IBM
5 20 (2.18%) SAP
5 20 (2.18%) VMware
5 20 (2.18%) WorldPay
6 17 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.74%) Fujitsu
8 11 (1.20%) Pega
8 11 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.09%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.98%) EMC
10 9 (0.98%) Zend
11 8 (0.87%) HP
11 8 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.87%) Splunk
12 7 (0.76%) Cisco
12 7 (0.76%) hybris
13 6 (0.65%) CheckPoint