Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 504 458
Rank change year-on-year -28 -46 +113
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 846 1021 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.53% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.60% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 677 836 1130
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £33,975
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
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 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -46 754 £60,000 +9.09% 66
UK excluding London -4 479 £50,000 +5.26% 42
London -43 327 £67,500 -1.46% 27
South East -58 129 £55,000 +15.79% 15
North of England +33 103 £50,000 - 11
Midlands +55 72 £55,000 +18.92% 9
West Midlands +44 65 £55,000 +18.92% 7
East of England -1 64 £52,500 +10.53% 2
South West -14 54 £42,500 - 2
North West +6 52 £50,000 +14.94% 6
Scotland +11 44 £45,000 -3.74% 1
Yorkshire +9 31 £55,000 - 4
North East +34 23 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Northern Ireland -23 12 - -
East Midlands +25 6 £75,000 +62.16% 2
Wales 0 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 450 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (40.54%) Java
3 315 (37.23%) JavaScript
4 243 (28.72%) HTML
5 239 (28.25%) SQL
6 230 (27.19%) Software Engineering
7 220 (26.00%) .NET
8 217 (25.65%) C#
9 211 (24.94%) OO
9 211 (24.94%) Degree
10 210 (24.82%) CSS
11 201 (23.76%) Scrum
11 201 (23.76%) AngularJS
12 186 (21.99%) TDD
13 182 (21.51%) Finance
14 155 (18.32%) Linux
15 146 (17.26%) Test Automation
16 143 (16.90%) Web Services
17 142 (16.78%) Oracle
18 141 (16.67%) Windows
19 137 (16.19%) Computer Science
20 134 (15.84%) HTML5
21 130 (15.37%) SQL Server
21 130 (15.37%) SOA
22 125 (14.78%) Microsoft
23 115 (13.59%) C++
23 115 (13.59%) REST
24 114 (13.48%) RESTful
24 114 (13.48%) OOP
25 112 (13.24%) 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 56 (6.62%) Tomcat
2 55 (6.50%) Apache
3 46 (5.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 37 (4.37%) SharePoint
5 27 (3.19%) JBoss
6 26 (3.07%) WebLogic
7 25 (2.96%) Documentum
8 15 (1.77%) IIS
9 13 (1.54%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.42%) Umbraco
11 11 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.30%) CMS
12 10 (1.18%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.18%) OpenROAD
12 10 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.18%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.06%) Apache Spark
13 9 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.06%) Simulink
4 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 30 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.95%) Maximo
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.59%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 90 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (10.52%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.66%) SaaS
4 29 (3.43%) PaaS
5 23 (2.72%) GitHub
6 19 (2.25%) IaaS
7 18 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.42%) iPaaS
9 6 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.71%) Serverless
10 5 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.35%) Force.com
13 2 (0.24%) Google Play
13 2 (0.24%) Loggly
13 2 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
14 1 (0.12%) Akamai
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.43%) Internet
2 23 (2.72%) HTTP
3 21 (2.48%) SAN
4 17 (2.01%) Wireless
5 15 (1.77%) Bluetooth
5 15 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.65%) Ethernet
6 14 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.42%) 802.11
8 11 (1.30%) Firewall
8 11 (1.30%) LAN
8 11 (1.30%) NAS
8 11 (1.30%) WAN
9 6 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.71%) SSL
10 5 (0.59%) DVB
10 5 (0.59%) LDAP
11 3 (0.35%) DNS
12 2 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.10%) MySQL
3 63 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 60 (7.09%) MongoDB
5 52 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 40 (4.73%) Big Data
7 36 (4.26%) Oracle Database
8 27 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (2.72%) Redis
11 22 (2.60%) RDBMS
12 20 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (2.13%) Hadoop
14 17 (2.01%) Blockchain
15 9 (1.06%) Power BI
16 8 (0.95%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 77 (9.10%) Git (software)
3 58 (6.86%) Selenium
4 50 (5.91%) JIRA
4 50 (5.91%) Maven
5 41 (4.85%) Visual Studio
6 31 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.84%) TeamCity
8 19 (2.25%) Subversion
9 16 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.54%) AppVeyor
12 12 (1.42%) GitLab
13 11 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.18%) Moq
15 8 (0.95%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.95%) NUnit
15 8 (0.95%) SilkTest
15 8 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 182 (21.51%) Finance
2 73 (8.63%) Banking
3 26 (3.07%) Marketing
4 24 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.60%) Electronics
6 21 (2.48%) Legal
7 20 (2.36%) Retail
7 20 (2.36%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.89%) Games
9 13 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.42%) Spanish Language
11 9 (1.06%) Billing
12 8 (0.95%) Law
12 8 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.83%) Publishing
14 6 (0.71%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.59%) Military
16 4 (0.47%) French Language
16 4 (0.47%) German Language
16 4 (0.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 367 (43.38%) Developer
2 179 (21.16%) Architect
3 108 (12.77%) Senior Developer
4 101 (11.94%) Software Engineer
5 80 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 68 (8.04%) C# Developer
7 62 (7.33%) .NET Developer
8 53 (6.26%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (5.91%) Software Developer
10 48 (5.67%) Analyst
10 48 (5.67%) Lead Developer
11 43 (5.08%) Java Engineer
12 42 (4.96%) Angular Developer
13 41 (4.85%) C++ Software Engineer
13 41 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
14 38 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (4.37%) Java Software Engineer
15 37 (4.37%) Technical Architect
16 33 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
17 31 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (28.72%) HTML
2 220 (26.00%) .NET
3 210 (24.82%) CSS
4 201 (23.76%) AngularJS
5 143 (16.90%) Web Services
6 134 (15.84%) HTML5
7 115 (13.59%) REST
8 114 (13.48%) RESTful
9 101 (11.94%) ASP.NET
10 92 (10.87%) XML
11 79 (9.34%) Spring
12 70 (8.27%) SOAP
13 66 (7.80%) jQuery
14 64 (7.57%) Node.js
15 62 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 62 (7.33%) Middleware
16 61 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
17 41 (4.85%) Hibernate
18 39 (4.61%) React
19 37 (4.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 137 (16.19%) Computer Science
2 51 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 47 (5.56%) Fintech
5 45 (5.32%) Algorithms
6 38 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (4.37%) User Experience
8 35 (4.14%) iPad
9 28 (3.31%) Data Structures
10 24 (2.84%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.25%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.89%) N-Tier
13 14 (1.65%) Clustering
14 12 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (1.18%) Equities
17 9 (1.06%) Client/Server
18 7 (0.83%) Fixed Income
18 7 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 155 (18.32%) Linux
2 141 (16.67%) Windows
3 44 (5.20%) Unix
4 42 (4.96%) Android
5 34 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.01%) Solaris
7 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.83%) AIX
9 7 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.71%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (27.19%) Software Engineering
3 211 (24.94%) OO
4 201 (23.76%) Scrum
5 186 (21.99%) TDD
6 146 (17.26%) Test Automation
7 130 (15.37%) SOA
8 114 (13.48%) OOP
9 112 (13.24%) Microservices
9 112 (13.24%) SDLC
10 111 (13.12%) Mentoring
11 110 (13.00%) DevOps
12 109 (12.88%) MVC
13 96 (11.35%) Unit Testing
14 90 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
15 73 (8.63%) UML
16 72 (8.51%) TOGAF
17 70 (8.27%) Mathematics
18 69 (8.16%) Web Development
19 68 (8.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 343 (40.54%) Java
2 315 (37.23%) JavaScript
3 239 (28.25%) SQL
4 217 (25.65%) C#
5 115 (13.59%) C++
6 94 (11.11%) Python
7 62 (7.33%) C
8 60 (7.09%) PHP
8 60 (7.09%) T-SQL
9 32 (3.78%) Ruby
9 32 (3.78%) VB.NET
10 25 (2.96%) VB
11 20 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.25%) Scala
13 18 (2.13%) Embedded C
13 18 (2.13%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.54%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.95%) XPath
17 7 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 211 (24.94%) Degree
2 61 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.89%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.30%) ISEB
9 8 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.95%) MCPD
10 6 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.71%) PhD
11 4 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) HND
13 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.12%) CISSP
13 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (8.98%) QA
2 28 (3.31%) SLA
3 24 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.95%) MISRA
5 7 (0.83%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.59%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.47%) JTAG
7 4 (0.47%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (9.22%) Docker
2 23 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.95%) Firmware
5 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.35%) HDFS
7 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.12%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.12%) QEMU
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (5.91%) Puppet
2 35 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.55%) Opsview
4 24 (2.84%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.83%) Ansible
6 5 (0.59%) Control-M
7 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.35%) Nagios
8 2 (0.24%) Rancher
8 2 (0.24%) Salt
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.12%) Graphite
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 142 (16.78%) Oracle
2 125 (14.78%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.14%) SAP
4 30 (3.55%) Google
5 26 (3.07%) IBM
6 25 (2.96%) Pega
7 24 (2.84%) EMC
7 24 (2.84%) VMware
8 18 (2.13%) Splunk
9 15 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.65%) Sitecore
11 13 (1.54%) HP
12 12 (1.42%) Cisco
12 12 (1.42%) Xamarin
13 11 (1.30%) Apigee
14 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.95%) New Relic
15 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.71%) Adobe
16 6 (0.71%) CheckPoint