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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
UK
Rank 456 497 478
Rank change year-on-year +41 -19  
Permanent jobs citing Software Architecture 460 536 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 337 462 514
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £40,000 £35,350
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.82%  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74757 91546 92626
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.05% 88.56% 87.03%
Number of salaries quoted 61406 75741 74931
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 444 £57,500 +4.54% 94
London +147 249 £65,000 -3.70% 49
South East -56 61 £47,500 -9.52% 17
City of London +78 47 £76,250 +27.08% 7
East of England +3 35 £55,000 +4.76% 5
West Midlands +56 28 £47,500 +11.76% 4
South West +16 24 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Cambridgeshire +15 24 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Berkshire +31 22 £56,250 -13.12% 9
North West -2 22 £57,500 +76.92% 4
Cambridge +14 21 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Birmingham +37 20 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Reading +48 19 £50,000 -33.33% 3
East Midlands +7 14 £45,000 +2.27% 2
Manchester -8 14 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Hampshire +28 13 £50,000 -10.71% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +6 12 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +19 9 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Bristol +7 9 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Surrey -31 9 £48,750 -7.14% 4
Hackney - 8 - -
Edinburgh +11 7 £57,500 - 1
Fareham - 7 £60,000 - 1
North East +11 6 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Lincolnshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Derbyshire +17 5 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Derby +14 5 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Gloucestershire +4 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Hertfordshire +3 5 £62,500 +7.75%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 474 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (41.31%) JavaScript
3 323 (34.04%) C#
4 313 (32.98%) Java
5 284 (29.93%) .NET
5 284 (29.93%) Software Engineering
6 281 (29.61%) Degree
7 274 (28.87%) HTML
8 255 (26.87%) Finance
9 236 (24.87%) CSS
10 233 (24.55%) TDD
11 209 (22.02%) Scrum
12 202 (21.29%) SQL
13 201 (21.18%) MVC
14 197 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
15 165 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 162 (17.07%) Web Services
17 156 (16.44%) Linux
17 156 (16.44%) ASP.NET
18 154 (16.23%) C++
18 154 (16.23%) OO
19 150 (15.81%) Computer Science
20 149 (15.70%) XML
21 148 (15.60%) jQuery
22 140 (14.75%) AngularJS
23 132 (13.91%) Mentoring
23 132 (13.91%) Git (software)
24 128 (13.49%) Microsoft
25 114 (12.01%) Oracle
25 114 (12.01%) BDD

Software Architecture
Top Related 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 42 (4.43%) JBoss
2 29 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 28 (2.95%) CMS
4 27 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (2.11%) Apache
7 19 (2.00%) Apache Solr
7 19 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.79%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.69%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.26%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.95%) Confluence
12 8 (0.84%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.63%) IIS
14 5 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 51 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.95%) Simulink
3 7 (0.74%) MS Office
3 7 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 104 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.79%) SaaS
4 33 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.74%) PaaS
6 20 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (2.00%) IaaS
8 16 (1.69%) GitHub
9 9 (0.95%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.53%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.53%) Route 53
10 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.80%) Internet
2 48 (5.06%) HTTP
3 42 (4.43%) Wireless
4 35 (3.69%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.06%) Firewall
6 25 (2.63%) SSL
7 23 (2.42%) SAN
8 15 (1.58%) LAN
8 15 (1.58%) WAN
9 12 (1.26%) NAS
10 10 (1.05%) Bluetooth
10 10 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.84%) BIG-IP
11 8 (0.84%) VoIP
12 7 (0.74%) DNS
12 7 (0.74%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.74%) FlexRay
13 6 (0.63%) LDAP
14 5 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 107 (11.28%) Big Data
3 67 (7.06%) NoSQL
4 66 (6.95%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 47 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (4.53%) MongoDB
8 41 (4.32%) MySQL
8 41 (4.32%) Redis
9 32 (3.37%) RDBMS
10 27 (2.85%) Blockchain
11 26 (2.74%) CouchDB
12 25 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (2.11%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
19 8 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 132 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 94 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 62 (6.53%) Visual Studio
4 55 (5.80%) Maven
5 34 (3.58%) Subversion
6 31 (3.27%) Mockito
6 31 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (3.16%) JIRA
7 30 (3.16%) TeamCity
8 28 (2.95%) SonarQube
9 23 (2.42%) JUnit
10 16 (1.69%) Selenium
11 15 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 15 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (1.37%) IntelliJ
12 13 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (1.16%) JMeter
14 10 (1.05%) Ant
14 10 (1.05%) Mercurial
14 10 (1.05%) ReSharper
General
1 255 (26.87%) Finance
2 76 (8.01%) Banking
3 49 (5.16%) Electronics
4 40 (4.21%) Law
5 33 (3.48%) Retail
6 31 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.85%) Marketing
8 23 (2.42%) Games
9 15 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.84%) Automotive
10 8 (0.84%) Front Office
11 7 (0.74%) Avionics
12 5 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 3 (0.32%) Military
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 439 (46.26%) Developer
2 143 (15.07%) Architect
3 125 (13.17%) C# Developer
3 125 (13.17%) Senior Developer
4 112 (11.80%) Software Engineer
5 108 (11.38%) .NET Developer
6 92 (9.69%) Java Developer
7 87 (9.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 58 (6.11%) Software Developer
9 55 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
10 51 (5.37%) Lead Developer
11 49 (5.16%) HTML Developer
12 47 (4.95%) Graduate
13 43 (4.53%) Embedded Engineer
14 41 (4.32%) Software Architect
15 40 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
15 40 (4.21%) Technical Architect
16 39 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
16 39 (4.11%) Team Leader
17 36 (3.79%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (29.93%) .NET
2 274 (28.87%) HTML
3 236 (24.87%) CSS
4 162 (17.07%) Web Services
5 156 (16.44%) ASP.NET
6 149 (15.70%) XML
7 148 (15.60%) jQuery
8 140 (14.75%) AngularJS
9 105 (11.06%) HTML5
10 102 (10.75%) REST
11 94 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 77 (8.11%) Spring
13 63 (6.64%) Hibernate
14 61 (6.43%) J2EE
15 59 (6.22%) .NET Framework
15 59 (6.22%) SOAP
16 56 (5.90%) CSS3
17 53 (5.58%) Ajax
18 52 (5.48%) RESTful
19 44 (4.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 150 (15.81%) Computer Science
2 58 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.95%) Client/Server
3 47 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 45 (4.74%) Algorithms
5 43 (4.53%) Data Structures
5 43 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 41 (4.32%) N-Tier
7 36 (3.79%) Hedge funds
8 34 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (3.58%) Internet of Things
9 28 (2.95%) Fintech
10 27 (2.85%) User Experience
11 23 (2.42%) Derivative
12 22 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
12 22 (2.32%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.90%) iPad
14 11 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (1.05%) Smart Home
15 10 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (16.44%) Linux
2 106 (11.17%) Windows
3 77 (8.11%) Unix
4 39 (4.11%) Android
5 30 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.69%) Solaris
7 11 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.42%) VMS
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (49.95%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (29.93%) Software Engineering
3 233 (24.55%) TDD
4 209 (22.02%) Scrum
5 201 (21.18%) MVC
6 197 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
7 154 (16.23%) OO
8 132 (13.91%) Mentoring
9 114 (12.01%) BDD
10 104 (10.96%) Unit Testing
11 99 (10.43%) Mathematics
12 98 (10.33%) SOA
12 98 (10.33%) Web Development
13 88 (9.27%) DevOps
14 87 (9.17%) OOP
15 81 (8.54%) SOLID
16 79 (8.32%) Microservices
17 76 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
18 71 (7.48%) Open Source
18 71 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (41.31%) JavaScript
2 323 (34.04%) C#
3 313 (32.98%) Java
4 202 (21.29%) SQL
5 154 (16.23%) C++
6 112 (11.80%) C
7 85 (8.96%) Python
8 65 (6.85%) T-SQL
9 51 (5.37%) TypeScript
10 48 (5.06%) VB.NET
11 36 (3.79%) PHP
12 32 (3.37%) Embedded C
13 29 (3.06%) Ruby
14 23 (2.42%) Scala
15 22 (2.32%) MATLAB
15 22 (2.32%) VB
16 21 (2.21%) Assembly Language
16 21 (2.21%) Bash Shell
17 20 (2.11%) R
18 19 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 281 (29.61%) Degree
2 34 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.48%) DV Cleared
3 14 (1.48%) PhD
4 12 (1.26%) ISEB
5 10 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.11%) MCPD
12 1 (0.11%) MCSD
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (10.22%) QA
2 7 (0.74%) DO-178B
2 7 (0.74%) ISO26262
3 3 (0.32%) GAAP
3 3 (0.32%) MISRA
3 3 (0.32%) MISRA C
3 3 (0.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) SDET
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (4.64%) Docker
2 22 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.53%) KVM
5 5 (0.53%) LXC
5 5 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.42%) QEMU
6 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (1.90%) Opsview
2 15 (1.58%) Control-M
3 14 (1.48%) Puppet
4 12 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.95%) Ansible
6 8 (0.84%) BladeLogic
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.74%) Mesos
8 6 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.53%) Terraform
10 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.42%) SCCM
11 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.21%) Nagios
12 1 (0.11%) Marathon
12 1 (0.11%) Salt
12 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 114 (12.01%) Oracle
3 29 (3.06%) Adobe
4 28 (2.95%) Coverity
5 25 (2.63%) Google
6 24 (2.53%) Cognizant
7 23 (2.42%) VMware
8 15 (1.58%) Cisco
8 15 (1.58%) Zend
9 14 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.48%) SAP
10 11 (1.16%) BEA
10 11 (1.16%) HP
10 11 (1.16%) IBM
11 10 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.95%) CA
12 9 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.84%) Cadence
13 8 (0.84%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.84%) Nokia
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Career & Travel
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + stock options
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum £75k + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £40,000-£60,000 dependent on experie
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £130k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Perm or contract - competitive salary + benefits OR day rate contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £75000 Per Annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: Negotiable c£80,000 DoE + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago