Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 886 938 1066
Rank change year-on-year +52 +128 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 280 308 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 212 282 156
England median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.38% +13.04% -7.26%
10th Percentile £51,375 £43,800 £46,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £79,375
UK median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.38% +13.04% -4.17%

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 161292 183214 200397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 131939 155738 166083
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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 +73 123 £75,000 -3.23% 4
South East +62 64 £67,500 - 5
North of England -19 45 £59,000 +2.61% 3
North West -3 27 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Midlands +28 20 £67,500 +17.39% 1
East of England +15 19 £56,250 +7.14% 2
West Midlands +13 17 £67,500 +3.85% 1
Yorkshire -8 14 £73,750 +34.09% 2
South West -9 9 £57,000 -12.31% 1
North East +14 4 £42,500 -37.04%
East Midlands +6 3 £71,250 +35.71%
Software Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 165 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (53.93%) Java
3 104 (37.14%) C#
4 99 (35.36%) Finance
5 90 (32.14%) .NET
6 82 (29.29%) Scrum
7 80 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 70 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 69 (24.64%) C++
10 67 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (23.57%) SQL
12 60 (21.43%) Retail
13 59 (21.07%) Web Services
14 58 (20.71%) Banking
15 56 (20.00%) Docker
16 55 (19.64%) SOA
17 54 (19.29%) Python
18 53 (18.93%) OO
18 53 (18.93%) MVC
18 53 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (18.57%) REST
20 49 (17.50%) Relational Database
21 47 (16.79%) DevOps
22 45 (16.07%) Apache Cassandra
23 44 (15.71%) TDD
23 44 (15.71%) MySQL
24 43 (15.36%) SDLC
25 42 (15.00%) Linux
26 41 (14.64%) UML
26 41 (14.64%) Microsoft

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 40 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 17 (6.07%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.57%) Apache
4 9 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.50%) Jetty
5 7 (2.50%) Mule ESB
6 6 (2.14%) Documentum
7 5 (1.79%) eris
7 5 (1.79%) Ethereum
7 5 (1.79%) Hyperledger
8 3 (1.07%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.07%) IIS
9 2 (0.71%) GemFire
9 2 (0.71%) nginx
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (11.79%) SaaS
3 30 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.07%) GitHub
6 1 (0.36%) Boomi
6 1 (0.36%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.64%) HTTP
2 24 (8.57%) SSL
2 24 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.07%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.07%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.07%) Wireless
4 2 (0.71%) AMQP
4 2 (0.71%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.71%) LDAP
4 2 (0.71%) NFC
5 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 45 (16.07%) Apache Cassandra
3 44 (15.71%) MySQL
4 31 (11.07%) Big Data
5 30 (10.71%) SQL Server
6 26 (9.29%) NoSQL
7 24 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (6.79%) RDBMS
9 17 (6.07%) Hadoop
10 14 (5.00%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.14%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.79%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.43%) DB2
14 3 (1.07%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.07%) MariaDB
14 3 (1.07%) Redis
14 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.93%) Subversion
3 10 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.21%) Maven
5 7 (2.50%) Moq
5 7 (2.50%) NUnit
5 7 (2.50%) Selenium
5 7 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.14%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.14%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.79%) JUnit
8 4 (1.43%) Mockito
9 3 (1.07%) DbUnit
9 3 (1.07%) jMock
9 3 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.36%) JIRA
11 1 (0.36%) TestNG
11 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 99 (35.36%) Finance
2 60 (21.43%) Retail
3 58 (20.71%) Banking
4 39 (13.93%) Investment Banking
5 38 (13.57%) Retail Banking
6 22 (7.86%) Telecoms
7 18 (6.43%) Electronics
8 16 (5.71%) Manufacturing
9 13 (4.64%) Marketing
10 7 (2.50%) Publishing
11 5 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.79%) Automotive
12 3 (1.07%) Law
13 2 (0.71%) Advertising
13 2 (0.71%) Legal
14 1 (0.36%) Games
14 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (32.14%) .NET
2 59 (21.07%) Web Services
3 52 (18.57%) REST
4 39 (13.93%) HTML
5 34 (12.14%) RabbitMQ
6 33 (11.79%) XML
7 32 (11.43%) JSON
8 30 (10.71%) AngularJS
8 30 (10.71%) HTML5
9 25 (8.93%) ASP.NET
10 24 (8.57%) .NET Framework
11 22 (7.86%) CSS
12 21 (7.50%) jQuery
12 21 (7.50%) SOAP
12 21 (7.50%) Spring
13 19 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (6.43%) Middleware
15 17 (6.07%) J2EE
15 17 (6.07%) Kafka
15 17 (6.07%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.64%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (12.14%) Computer Science
3 24 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 24 (8.57%) Data Structures
3 24 (8.57%) Reference Data
4 15 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.86%) Fintech
8 7 (2.50%) User Experience
9 4 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.43%) Robotics
9 4 (1.43%) Smart Home
10 3 (1.07%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.07%) PKI
11 2 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Blog
12 1 (0.36%) PMI
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.00%) Linux
2 38 (13.57%) Windows
3 20 (7.14%) Android
4 17 (6.07%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.86%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.29%) Scrum
3 70 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 55 (19.64%) SOA
5 53 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (18.93%) MVC
5 53 (18.93%) OO
6 47 (16.79%) DevOps
7 44 (15.71%) TDD
8 43 (15.36%) SDLC
9 41 (14.64%) UML
10 40 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 38 (13.57%) Asset Management
11 38 (13.57%) Microservices
11 38 (13.57%) TOGAF
11 38 (13.57%) Wealth Management
12 36 (12.86%) Open Source
13 34 (12.14%) Kanban
13 34 (12.14%) Software Architecture
14 32 (11.43%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 151 (53.93%) Java
2 104 (37.14%) C#
3 80 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 69 (24.64%) C++
5 66 (23.57%) SQL
6 54 (19.29%) Python
7 34 (12.14%) Ruby
8 17 (6.07%) C
9 12 (4.29%) PHP
10 6 (2.14%) VB
11 5 (1.79%) Go
11 5 (1.79%) Solidity
12 4 (1.43%) Scala
13 3 (1.07%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.71%) C++/CLI
14 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.36%) Ada
15 1 (0.36%) COBOL
15 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 37 (13.21%) Degree
2 28 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (7.14%) Master's Degree
4 17 (6.07%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) CCIE
6 1 (0.36%) CCNP
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) PhD
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.14%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.36%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.36%) MISRA
System Software
1 56 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (11.79%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.93%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.14%) Puppet
4 4 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.43%) Mesos
4 4 (1.43%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 41 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.57%) GoldenSource
3 18 (6.43%) SAP
4 13 (4.64%) Oracle
5 6 (2.14%) EMC
5 6 (2.14%) Pega
6 4 (1.43%) Google
6 4 (1.43%) VMware
7 3 (1.07%) Green Hills
7 3 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.07%) QNX
8 2 (0.71%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) Dell
9 1 (0.36%) hybris
9 1 (0.36%) Unisys
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