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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architecture
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 399 417 441
Rank change year-on-year +18 +24 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 1,489 843 399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 468 377 288
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £48,250 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% - -
75th Percentile £88,283 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £96,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -

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 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Architecture.

Salary trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Architecture over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -27 1,173 £72,500 +20.83% 85
London -16 778 £80,000 +14.29% 35
Work from Home -17 700 £67,000 +18.58% 46
UK excluding London -57 395 £60,000 +14.29% 54
South East -74 123 £60,000 +14.29% 14
North of England -55 85 £65,000 -18.75% 6
Midlands -39 82 £62,500 +66.67% 10
West Midlands -44 67 £62,500 +66.67% 8
North West -60 46 £65,000 +4.00% 3
South West -31 43 £52,500 -4.55% 13
Yorkshire -32 38 £57,500 -28.13% 3
East of England -40 37 £59,000 +18.00% 6
Scotland -41 24 £60,000 -2.04% 5
East Midlands -19 15 £90,000 +111.76% 2
Wales -25 4 £45,000 +10.43%
North East -8 1 £72,500 +23.40%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 787 (52.85%) Agile
2 594 (39.89%) Software Engineering
3 502 (33.71%) Social Skills
4 493 (33.11%) AWS
5 478 (32.10%) DevOps
6 465 (31.23%) Java
7 449 (30.15%) Python
8 424 (28.48%) Microservices
9 392 (26.33%) JavaScript
10 375 (25.18%) React
11 359 (24.11%) Finance
12 355 (23.84%) CI/CD
13 353 (23.71%) Degree
14 350 (23.51%) Problem-Solving
15 323 (21.69%) Docker
16 320 (21.49%) Mentoring
17 294 (19.74%) Computer Science
18 269 (18.07%) Azure
19 240 (16.12%) Kubernetes
20 235 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
21 232 (15.58%) TDD
22 231 (15.51%) SQL
23 220 (14.78%) TypeScript
24 202 (13.57%) SDLC
24 202 (13.57%) Linux
24 202 (13.57%) Git (software)
25 195 (13.10%) Terraform
26 193 (12.96%) C#
27 189 (12.69%) Serverless
28 188 (12.63%) Artificial Intelligence

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 61 (4.10%) Apache
2 41 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.22%) Apache Airflow
4 25 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.28%) Confluence
7 17 (1.14%) Ethereum
8 10 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 10 (0.67%) IIS
8 10 (0.67%) OpenZeppelin
9 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.40%) Drupal
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.34%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.27%) CMS
12 4 (0.27%) nginx
12 4 (0.27%) SAS
12 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.54%) CANalyzer
2 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.54%) Simulink
2 8 (0.54%) Stateflow
2 8 (0.54%) TargetLink
3 7 (0.47%) Windchill
4 3 (0.20%) Blender
4 3 (0.20%) Maya
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.40%) Maximo
4 4 (0.27%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 493 (33.11%) AWS
2 269 (18.07%) Azure
3 189 (12.69%) Serverless
4 158 (10.61%) SaaS
5 153 (10.28%) Cloud Computing
6 140 (9.40%) GitHub
7 102 (6.85%) GCP
8 96 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
9 63 (4.23%) Amazon S3
10 59 (3.96%) PaaS
11 42 (2.82%) Amazon ECS
12 39 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (2.62%) npm
12 39 (2.62%) Slack
13 32 (2.15%) CloudFront
14 28 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (1.88%) GitHub Actions
15 27 (1.81%) Azure DevOps
15 27 (1.81%) Power Platform
16 24 (1.61%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.31%) Internet
2 72 (4.84%) HTTP
3 31 (2.08%) Broadband
4 19 (1.28%) Wireless
5 14 (0.94%) SMS
6 13 (0.87%) PPP
7 12 (0.81%) Bluetooth
7 12 (0.81%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.74%) ZigBee
9 8 (0.54%) Firewall
9 8 (0.54%) VPN
10 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.34%) 5G
11 5 (0.34%) DNS
11 5 (0.34%) SD-WAN
11 5 (0.34%) WAN
12 3 (0.20%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.13%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 2 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (10.41%) Big Data
2 151 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
3 138 (9.27%) SQL Server
4 125 (8.39%) Relational Database
5 109 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 107 (7.19%) MySQL
7 63 (4.23%) DynamoDB
8 60 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (3.22%) Redis
10 45 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (2.08%) Hazelcast
12 25 (1.68%) Power BI
13 24 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (1.54%) Neo4j
15 20 (1.34%) Text Mining
16 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 18 (1.21%) Data Lake
18 16 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
19 15 (1.01%) MongoDB
20 14 (0.94%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 202 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 68 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 44 (2.96%) Maven
4 39 (2.62%) GitLab
4 39 (2.62%) Selenium
5 36 (2.42%) ESLint
6 35 (2.35%) webpack
7 33 (2.22%) Storybook
8 29 (1.95%) Lerna
8 29 (1.95%) rollup.js
9 26 (1.75%) JIRA
10 24 (1.61%) Visual Studio Code
11 22 (1.48%) CircleCI
12 21 (1.41%) Visual Studio
13 18 (1.21%) Artifactory
13 18 (1.21%) SonarQube
14 17 (1.14%) JUnit
14 17 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (1.07%) Cypress.io
16 15 (1.01%) Mocha
General
1 502 (33.71%) Social Skills
2 359 (24.11%) Finance
3 154 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (8.87%) Games
5 122 (8.19%) Marketing
6 82 (5.51%) Legal
7 79 (5.31%) Public Sector
8 68 (4.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 56 (3.76%) Retail
10 53 (3.56%) Banking
11 38 (2.55%) Automotive
12 34 (2.28%) Electronics
13 28 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
14 26 (1.75%) Law
14 26 (1.75%) Telecoms
15 25 (1.68%) Back Office
16 24 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
17 23 (1.54%) Manufacturing
17 23 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 351 (23.57%) Software Engineer
2 347 (23.30%) Developer
3 299 (20.08%) Architect
4 146 (9.81%) Solutions Architect
5 120 (8.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 106 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 69 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 64 (4.30%) Lead Developer
9 54 (3.63%) Software Manager
10 50 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 49 (3.29%) Lead Software Engineer
12 47 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 43 (2.89%) Software Architect
14 40 (2.69%) Technical Architect
15 39 (2.62%) C# Developer
15 39 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 36 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 36 (2.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 36 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
17 32 (2.15%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (25.18%) React
2 187 (12.56%) Node.js
3 171 (11.48%) CSS
4 170 (11.42%) .NET
5 169 (11.35%) REST
6 127 (8.53%) HTML
7 126 (8.46%) Spring
8 114 (7.66%) AngularJS
9 108 (7.25%) Kafka
10 106 (7.12%) GraphQL
11 93 (6.25%) .NET Core
12 90 (6.04%) Spring Boot
13 76 (5.10%) Web Services
14 66 (4.43%) Vue.js
15 65 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
15 65 (4.37%) RESTful
16 63 (4.23%) React Native
17 59 (3.96%) Django
18 53 (3.56%) ASP.NET
19 50 (3.36%) Playwright
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
2 100 (6.72%) Cloud Native
3 96 (6.45%) Algorithms
4 95 (6.38%) User Experience
5 92 (6.18%) Mobile App
6 76 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (4.63%) Virtual Team
8 64 (4.30%) Data Structures
9 56 (3.76%) IoT
10 55 (3.69%) Public Cloud
11 51 (3.43%) Hackathon
12 43 (2.89%) Blockchain
13 42 (2.82%) Management Information System
14 40 (2.69%) Grid Computing
15 37 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
15 37 (2.48%) Renewable Energy
16 27 (1.81%) Client/Server
17 25 (1.68%) Sports Betting
18 23 (1.54%) e-Learning
19 20 (1.34%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 202 (13.57%) Linux
2 69 (4.63%) Windows
3 60 (4.03%) Android
4 57 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
6 17 (1.14%) Unix
7 16 (1.07%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.47%) CentOS
10 4 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.067%) Alpine Linux
11 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.067%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.067%) VMS
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (52.85%) Agile
2 594 (39.89%) Software Engineering
3 478 (32.10%) DevOps
4 424 (28.48%) Microservices
5 355 (23.84%) CI/CD
6 350 (23.51%) Problem-Solving
7 320 (21.49%) Mentoring
8 294 (19.74%) Computer Science
9 235 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
10 232 (15.58%) TDD
11 202 (13.57%) SDLC
12 188 (12.63%) Artificial Intelligence
13 177 (11.89%) Machine Learning
14 176 (11.82%) Analytics
15 170 (11.42%) Data Science
16 161 (10.81%) Full Stack Development
17 156 (10.48%) Coaching
18 149 (10.01%) Scrum
19 132 (8.87%) Fintech
20 131 (8.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 465 (31.23%) Java
2 449 (30.15%) Python
3 392 (26.33%) JavaScript
4 231 (15.51%) SQL
5 220 (14.78%) TypeScript
6 193 (12.96%) C#
7 141 (9.47%) C++
8 106 (7.12%) C
9 99 (6.65%) Scala
10 87 (5.84%) Go
11 74 (4.97%) Kotlin
12 65 (4.37%) PHP
13 52 (3.49%) Rust
14 51 (3.43%) Ruby
15 50 (3.36%) Objective-C
16 29 (1.95%) Bash
16 29 (1.95%) ES8
17 24 (1.61%) Embedded C++
18 23 (1.54%) ES6
19 22 (1.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 353 (23.71%) Degree
2 187 (12.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 30 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.75%) Master's Degree
6 24 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.34%) Postgraduate
8 17 (1.14%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.60%) PhD
11 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.40%) MCPD
12 4 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.20%) CEH
13 3 (0.20%) CISM
13 3 (0.20%) CISSP
13 3 (0.20%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.20%) SANS
14 2 (0.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (9.27%) QA
2 18 (1.21%) GDPR
3 12 (0.81%) IEC 61508
3 12 (0.81%) ISO 26262
3 12 (0.81%) SLA
4 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.60%) COBIT
6 8 (0.54%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.54%) MISRA
7 4 (0.27%) SEPA
7 4 (0.27%) WAI
7 4 (0.27%) WCAG
8 3 (0.20%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.20%) GRC
9 2 (0.13%) DICOM
9 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.067%) HL7
10 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 323 (21.69%) Docker
2 28 (1.88%) Firmware
3 8 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.067%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 240 (16.12%) Kubernetes
2 195 (13.10%) Terraform
3 22 (1.48%) Ansible
4 18 (1.21%) Istio
5 11 (0.74%) Grafana
6 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.67%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.40%) Graphite
7 6 (0.40%) Nagios
7 6 (0.40%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.27%) Rancher
9 3 (0.20%) Kubeflow
9 3 (0.20%) PTC Integrity
10 2 (0.13%) Consul
10 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.067%) Puppet
11 1 (0.067%) yum
Vendors
1 124 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.57%) Google
3 42 (2.82%) Oracle
4 39 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (2.42%) Sun
6 26 (1.75%) IBM
7 23 (1.54%) BT
7 23 (1.54%) Databricks
8 20 (1.34%) Apple
9 18 (1.21%) FIS
10 17 (1.14%) SAP
10 17 (1.14%) Sybase
11 16 (1.07%) McKesson
12 13 (0.87%) VMware
13 10 (0.67%) Adobe
13 10 (0.67%) Confluent
13 10 (0.67%) Monax
13 10 (0.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 10 (0.67%) Samsung
13 10 (0.67%) Tealium