Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Software Architect
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 912 991
Rank change year-on-year +40 +79 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 273 240 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 208 198 247
England median annual salary £68,500 £72,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.52% +16.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £45,450
90th Percentile £90,750 £93,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 155,960 160,760 188,119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,712 134,832 158,739
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +59 128 £77,500 -3.13% 14
South East +17 50 £70,500 -2.76% 3
North of England +4 41 £62,500 +8.70% 6
East of England +15 33 £58,750 -9.62% 9
Yorkshire +38 21 £65,000 -3.70%
North West -7 19 £55,000 -3.51% 6
Midlands +2 17 £60,000 -14.29% 5
West Midlands 0 14 £60,000 - 5
South West +6 4 £60,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +10 3 £30,850 -61.44%
North East -26 1 £52,500 -4.55%
Software Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 136 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (38.83%) Java
3 82 (30.04%) .NET
4 81 (29.67%) C#
5 80 (29.30%) Finance
6 76 (27.84%) Web Services
7 68 (24.91%) OO
7 68 (24.91%) SQL
8 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
9 62 (22.71%) C++
10 58 (21.25%) XML
10 58 (21.25%) Software Engineering
11 54 (19.78%) Scrum
12 50 (18.32%) UML
12 50 (18.32%) JSON
13 46 (16.85%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (16.12%) Relational Database
14 44 (16.12%) Spring
14 44 (16.12%) HTML
15 43 (15.75%) Data Modelling
15 43 (15.75%) Degree
16 42 (15.38%) Linux
16 42 (15.38%) Algorithms
17 40 (14.65%) Open Source
18 39 (14.29%) HTTP
18 39 (14.29%) Banking
19 38 (13.92%) Python
20 37 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
20 37 (13.55%) REST
21 36 (13.19%) Mentoring

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (5.49%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.30%) Apache
3 7 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.20%) JBoss
4 6 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.83%) eris
5 5 (1.83%) Ethereum
5 5 (1.83%) Hyperledger
6 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.47%) IIS
7 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.73%) Confluence
7 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.37%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Simulink
2 3 (1.10%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.23%) SaaS
3 14 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.29%) HTTP
2 34 (12.45%) TCP/IP
3 32 (11.72%) SSL
4 4 (1.47%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.47%) FlexRay
5 3 (1.10%) Internet
5 3 (1.10%) SNMP
6 2 (0.73%) AMQP
6 2 (0.73%) Broadband
6 2 (0.73%) DNS
6 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.73%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.12%) Relational Database
2 33 (12.09%) SQL Server
3 31 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (10.62%) NoSQL
5 25 (9.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (9.16%) MySQL
6 18 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 17 (6.23%) Big Data
8 11 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 9 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.56%) Blockchain
10 7 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.10%) SSDT
13 2 (0.73%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.73%) Redis
14 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.37%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 24 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 21 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.33%) Maven
4 15 (5.49%) JIRA
5 10 (3.66%) JUnit
6 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.93%) gulp
7 7 (2.56%) Selenium
8 6 (2.20%) Gradle
8 6 (2.20%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.20%) Subversion
8 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.47%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.10%) JMeter
10 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.73%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.73%) Hudson
General
1 80 (29.30%) Finance
2 39 (14.29%) Banking
3 32 (11.72%) Investment Banking
3 32 (11.72%) Retail Banking
4 12 (4.40%) Games
4 12 (4.40%) Retail
5 10 (3.66%) Electronics
5 10 (3.66%) Marketing
6 8 (2.93%) Automotive
7 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.83%) Publishing
9 4 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Military
10 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (30.04%) .NET
2 76 (27.84%) Web Services
3 58 (21.25%) XML
4 50 (18.32%) JSON
5 44 (16.12%) HTML
5 44 (16.12%) Spring
6 37 (13.55%) REST
7 34 (12.45%) AngularJS
7 34 (12.45%) CSS
8 29 (10.62%) ASP.NET
9 22 (8.06%) HTML5
9 22 (8.06%) Node.js
10 21 (7.69%) RESTful
11 16 (5.86%) J2EE
11 16 (5.86%) SOAP
12 14 (5.13%) Java EE
12 14 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (4.40%) Hibernate
13 12 (4.40%) React
14 11 (4.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.85%) Enterprise Software
2 42 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 32 (11.72%) Data Structures
4 31 (11.36%) Reference Data
5 30 (10.99%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (4.40%) Fintech
8 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (3.66%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (2.93%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.20%) Clustering
12 5 (1.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (1.83%) VHDL
13 4 (1.47%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.47%) Device Driver
14 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
14 3 (1.10%) Spread Betting
14 3 (1.10%) User Experience
14 3 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.38%) Linux
2 19 (6.96%) Windows
3 18 (6.59%) Unix
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.73%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (24.91%) OO
3 58 (21.25%) Software Engineering
4 54 (19.78%) Scrum
5 50 (18.32%) UML
6 43 (15.75%) Data Modelling
7 40 (14.65%) Open Source
8 36 (13.19%) Mentoring
9 35 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (12.45%) MVC
11 32 (11.72%) Asset Management
11 32 (11.72%) BPMN
11 32 (11.72%) OOD
11 32 (11.72%) Wealth Management
12 31 (11.36%) SDLC
13 27 (9.89%) SOA
14 26 (9.52%) Microservices
15 21 (7.69%) Coaching
15 21 (7.69%) Waterfall
16 20 (7.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.83%) Java
2 81 (29.67%) C#
3 68 (24.91%) SQL
4 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 62 (22.71%) C++
6 38 (13.92%) Python
7 34 (12.45%) C
8 16 (5.86%) Ruby
9 12 (4.40%) Scala
10 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.83%) Go
11 5 (1.83%) Solidity
12 4 (1.47%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.47%) PHP
13 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.73%) C++/CLI
14 2 (0.73%) COBOL
14 2 (0.73%) Groovy
15 1 (0.37%) Clojure
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (15.75%) Degree
2 21 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.20%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) ISO 26262
3 3 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.10%) MISRA
3 3 (1.10%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.73%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (12.09%) Docker
2 6 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.73%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 14 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.30%) Puppet
3 6 (2.20%) Terraform
4 3 (1.10%) Ansible
4 3 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 31 (11.36%) GoldenSource
2 29 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.03%) Oracle
4 6 (2.20%) webMethods
5 5 (1.83%) Monax
5 5 (1.83%) Xilinx
6 4 (1.47%) Google
6 4 (1.47%) MathWorks
6 4 (1.47%) SAP
7 3 (1.10%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.73%) Facebook
8 2 (0.73%) hybris
9 1 (0.37%) Apigee
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.37%) ESRI
9 1 (0.37%) Mashery
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.37%) WSO2