The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 775 843
Rank change year-on-year +45 +68  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 117 154 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 102 142 89
Median salary £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £70,500
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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79085 93745 100496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.38% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66255 79577 82766
Median salary £46,500 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +65 42 £82,500 +13.79% 5
South East +59 27 £67,500 +3.84% 3
North West -14 21 £60,000 - 1
East of England +8 8 £52,500 +2.94% 2
West Midlands +19 6 £62,500 +8.69% 1
South West +5 5 £56,000 -22.75%
North East +1 4 £42,500 -37.03%
Yorkshire -1 3 £58,000 +5.45% 2
East Midlands -4 1 £67,500 +39.17%
Software Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 England region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 133 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (52.80%) Java
3 100 (46.73%) C#
4 77 (35.98%) .NET
5 72 (33.64%) Scrum
6 64 (29.91%) JavaScript
7 56 (26.17%) SOA
8 52 (24.30%) SQL
9 50 (23.36%) Amazon AWS
10 48 (22.43%) Software Engineering
11 46 (21.50%) TOGAF
11 46 (21.50%) Big Data
12 45 (21.03%) Finance
13 44 (20.56%) Docker
14 41 (19.16%) MVC
15 40 (18.69%) TDD
16 38 (17.76%) REST
17 37 (17.29%) Microsoft
18 36 (16.82%) SQL Server
18 36 (16.82%) DevOps
19 34 (15.89%) Software Architecture
20 33 (15.42%) jQuery
21 32 (14.95%) HTML
21 32 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 32 (14.95%) Enterprise Software
21 32 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
22 31 (14.49%) Relational Database
22 31 (14.49%) MySQL
22 31 (14.49%) ASP.NET
23 30 (14.02%) Linux

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 30 (14.02%) Apache Spark
2 13 (6.07%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.14%) Apache
4 9 (4.21%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.74%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.40%) JBoss
7 2 (0.93%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.93%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.36%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (11.21%) SaaS
4 13 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.87%) PaaS
6 3 (1.40%) GitHub
7 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.47%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) iBeacon
1 2 (0.93%) NFC
2 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.50%) Big Data
2 36 (16.82%) SQL Server
3 31 (14.49%) MySQL
3 31 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 26 (12.15%) RDBMS
5 25 (11.68%) NoSQL
6 24 (11.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (8.41%) MongoDB
8 17 (7.94%) Hadoop
9 9 (4.21%) Apache Hive
10 8 (3.74%) CouchDB
11 6 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (2.34%) DB2
12 5 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (2.34%) Riak
13 4 (1.87%) Neo4j
14 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.93%) PerformancePoint
15 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.27%) JUnit
4 6 (2.80%) Maven
4 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.34%) DbUnit
5 5 (2.34%) jMock
5 5 (2.34%) Mockito
5 5 (2.34%) Moq
5 5 (2.34%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.34%) NUnit
5 5 (2.34%) Subversion
5 5 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.87%) Selenium
7 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.93%) JIRA
9 1 (0.47%) Ant
9 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.47%) Gradle
General
1 45 (21.03%) Finance
2 24 (11.21%) Retail
3 15 (7.01%) Electronics
4 11 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.67%) Banking
6 8 (3.74%) Marketing
6 8 (3.74%) Military
7 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.87%) Law
9 3 (1.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Automotive
10 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.93%) Legal
10 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.47%) Front Office
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.98%) .NET
2 38 (17.76%) REST
3 33 (15.42%) jQuery
4 32 (14.95%) HTML
5 31 (14.49%) ASP.NET
6 28 (13.08%) AngularJS
7 27 (12.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (12.62%) Web Services
8 26 (12.15%) CSS
8 26 (12.15%) HTML5
9 25 (11.68%) SOAP
10 20 (9.35%) .NET Framework
11 18 (8.41%) Node.js
12 17 (7.94%) Spring
12 17 (7.94%) XML
13 16 (7.48%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.54%) CSS3
15 13 (6.07%) JSON
15 13 (6.07%) Middleware
15 13 (6.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.95%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (10.28%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.21%) PKI
6 6 (2.80%) NHS
6 6 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.87%) Fintech
7 4 (1.87%) Robotics
7 4 (1.87%) Smart Home
7 4 (1.87%) User Experience
8 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.93%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.47%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.02%) Linux
2 24 (11.21%) Windows
3 15 (7.01%) Android
4 14 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.61%) Unix
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.64%) Scrum
3 56 (26.17%) SOA
4 48 (22.43%) Software Engineering
5 46 (21.50%) TOGAF
6 41 (19.16%) MVC
7 40 (18.69%) TDD
8 36 (16.82%) DevOps
9 34 (15.89%) Software Architecture
10 32 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (14.02%) Microservices
12 28 (13.08%) Open Source
13 26 (12.15%) SDLC
14 23 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (9.35%) Software Delivery
16 19 (8.88%) UML
17 18 (8.41%) Mentoring
17 18 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
18 16 (7.48%) Analytics
19 15 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 113 (52.80%) Java
2 100 (46.73%) C#
3 64 (29.91%) JavaScript
4 52 (24.30%) SQL
5 30 (14.02%) Python
6 25 (11.68%) C++
7 21 (9.81%) C
8 14 (6.54%) Ruby
9 11 (5.14%) PHP
10 10 (4.67%) VB
11 7 (3.27%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.34%) Erlang
12 5 (2.34%) Scala
12 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.93%) GraphQL
13 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.47%) Clojure
14 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (13.08%) Degree
2 7 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.93%) PhD
4 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.47%) MBA
5 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) PCI DSS
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) GCP
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (20.56%) Docker
2 9 (4.21%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (7.01%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (1.87%) Mesos
3 4 (1.87%) Prometheus
3 4 (1.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.81%) Oracle
3 12 (5.61%) SAP
4 10 (4.67%) VMware
5 3 (1.40%) IBM
5 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.93%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) Nintex
7 1 (0.47%) Apiary
7 1 (0.47%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.47%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.47%) QNX
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.47%) Solace
7 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.47%) webMethods
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Resource Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days holiday + home / flexible wo
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience + pension + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Perm or contract - competitive salary + benefits OR day rate contract
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford, West Midlands
RCDTS
Salary: Up to £71,500
Posted: 9 days ago