The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £83,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
London / City of London
Rank 214 266 314
Rank change year-on-year +52 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 4 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.079% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
Median salary £83,750 £85,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.47% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4868 6762 9714
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.94% 95.63% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 6044 8273
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in the City of London

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) CouchDB
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) Separation of Concerns
2 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (40.00%) CouchDB
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (20.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (40.00%) Microservices
1 2 (40.00%) Separation of Concerns
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago