Information Technology


Java Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops and defines the architecture for computer software and applications projects using the Java computer programming language. Oversees the entire Java software development process; may manage projects for multiple clients. Analyzes customer or user needs, defines system architecture, and leads team of software developers to design programs and build applications.

Job Outlook

There were 529 Java Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 10062 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Software Developer / Engineer industry, which includes the Java Architect career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:


Many new Java Architect jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.


The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,957.


The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,720.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Java Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $97,592.

Education and Experience

Posted Java Architect jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree75%
Master's Degree17%
Doctoral Degree4%

Posted Java Architect jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years5%
3 to 5 years30%
6 to 8 years28%
9+ years37%


Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Java Architect positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (33%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (32%)
  • Problem Solving (18%)
  • Planning (16%)
  • Presentation Skills (14%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Java (67%)
  • SQL (24%)
  • Software Development (24%)
  • JavaScript (20%)
  • DevOps (17%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Oracle (19%)
  • Business Process (16%)
  • Scrum (16%)
  • Kubernetes (12%)
  • Git (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Spring Framework (6%)
  • React Javascript (6%)
  • JUnit (6%)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) (5%)
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Java Architect skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Solutions Architect Application Development/Microsoft
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect
  • Java Solutions Architect
  • Technical Architect
  • Java Developer With Aws

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Java Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (402)
  • Salesforce (342)
  • Accenture (201)
  • Amazon (146)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (113)

North Carolina

  • Synechron (39)
  • Deloitte (14)
  • Cynet Systems (12)
  • Honeywell (9)
  • Lightning Minds Inc (9)

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