Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 336 416
Rank change year-on-year +14 +80 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.020% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.12% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 6
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £110,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -29.55% +69.23%
10th Percentile £80,750 £70,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £97,500 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £77,500 £110,000
% change year-on-year +12.90% -29.55% +69.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the City of London

Software Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in the City of London

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) WebSockets
2 1 (50.00%) HBase
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (50.00%) WSO2
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (50.00%) Apigee
2 1 (50.00%) Mashery
2 1 (50.00%) Electron Framework

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Electron Framework
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (50.00%) WebSockets
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mashup
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Monetization
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apigee
1 1 (50.00%) Mashery
1 1 (50.00%) WSO2