Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 - 114
Rank change year-on-year - +114 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 7 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.86% - 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% - 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 1
Cardiff median annual salary £65,000 - £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 801 1348 1540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.89% 98.32% 98.65%
Number of salaries quoted 715 1220 1314
Cardiff median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,575
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,025
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 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 Cardiff region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Docker
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) API Development
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Ansible
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) API Development
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible