Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Architect
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 147 -
Rank change year-on-year -23 - +150
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 15 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.48% 0.044% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.045% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 0
Cambridge median annual salary £65,000 - -
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £62,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -25.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3046 2237 2727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.39% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2319 1864 2365
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in Cambridge

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Architect in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Software Architect in Cambridge

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in Cambridge over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Cambridge

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Software Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) VHDL
3 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 5 (33.33%) Xilinx
3 5 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (33.33%) FPGA Design
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) SaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Puppet
6 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (13.33%) Redis
6 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
6 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (13.33%) Node.js
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) MySQL
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) C

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) AMQP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (13.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (33.33%) VHDL
3 2 (13.33%) Bitcoin
3 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) FPGA Design
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
5 2 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source Development
5 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Xilinx
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft