The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Software Architect
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 70 73
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 3 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £75,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +87.50% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +13.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 480 671 734
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.36% 98.10% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 413 586 597
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in Cardiff

Software Architect
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in Cardiff

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in Cardiff over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cardiff region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) API Development
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (25.00%) CUDA
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (25.00%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) API Development
2 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Parallel Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible