Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Architect was £78,750 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 700 742 825
Rank change year-on-year +42 +83 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Architect 123 83 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 80 65 85
London median annual salary £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.56% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £61,125 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £92,750 £100,000 £120,000
England median annual salary £68,500 £72,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -5.52% +16.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,369 67,873 81,943
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.91% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 53,912 58,096 70,022
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Architect in London

Software Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
West London +29 11 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Central London -20 5 £90,000 +14.29% 6
South London -3 4 £75,000 -3.23%
East London - 1 £60,500 - 2
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 57 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (39.84%) Java
3 42 (34.15%) Web Services
3 42 (34.15%) Finance
4 41 (33.33%) OO
5 39 (31.71%) XML
5 39 (31.71%) SQL
6 37 (30.08%) Data Modelling
7 36 (29.27%) JSON
8 35 (28.46%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (28.46%) Relational Database
8 35 (28.46%) Algorithms
9 34 (27.64%) Banking
10 32 (26.02%) Spring
10 32 (26.02%) UML
11 31 (25.20%) HTTP
11 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
12 29 (23.58%) .NET
12 29 (23.58%) BPMN
12 29 (23.58%) Data Structures
13 28 (22.76%) Reference Data
13 28 (22.76%) Retail Banking
13 28 (22.76%) Wealth Management
13 28 (22.76%) C++
13 28 (22.76%) OOD
13 28 (22.76%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (22.76%) SSL
13 28 (22.76%) Investment Banking
13 28 (22.76%) Asset Management
13 28 (22.76%) GoldenSource

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (3.25%) Apache
1 4 (3.25%) eris
1 4 (3.25%) Ethereum
1 4 (3.25%) Hyperledger
2 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) SaaS
3 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.20%) HTTP
1 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
2 28 (22.76%) SSL
3 3 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.46%) Relational Database
2 28 (22.76%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (14.63%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.07%) Big Data
6 4 (3.25%) Blockchain
6 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.25%) SSDT
7 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.81%) HBase
8 1 (0.81%) Mahout
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Jenkins
1 17 (13.82%) Maven
2 11 (8.94%) JIRA
3 9 (7.32%) gulp
4 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.44%) JMeter
6 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.63%) Hudson
6 2 (1.63%) JUnit
6 2 (1.63%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) Ant
7 1 (0.81%) Cobertura
7 1 (0.81%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.81%) jMock
7 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.81%) Mockito
7 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.81%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (34.15%) Finance
2 34 (27.64%) Banking
3 28 (22.76%) Investment Banking
3 28 (22.76%) Retail Banking
4 10 (8.13%) Retail
5 8 (6.50%) Games
6 4 (3.25%) Publishing
7 2 (1.63%) Automotive
7 2 (1.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Front Office
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (34.15%) Web Services
2 39 (31.71%) XML
3 36 (29.27%) JSON
4 32 (26.02%) Spring
5 29 (23.58%) .NET
6 26 (21.14%) AngularJS
7 15 (12.20%) HTML
7 15 (12.20%) Node.js
8 14 (11.38%) CSS
8 14 (11.38%) REST
9 12 (9.76%) React
10 11 (8.94%) Java EE
11 10 (8.13%) HTML5
12 8 (6.50%) RESTful
13 7 (5.69%) CSS3
14 6 (4.88%) Kafka
14 6 (4.88%) SOAP
15 5 (4.07%) J2EE
16 4 (3.25%) Middleware
16 4 (3.25%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.46%) Algorithms
1 35 (28.46%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (23.58%) Data Structures
3 28 (22.76%) Reference Data
4 16 (13.01%) Computer Science
5 12 (9.76%) Fintech
6 10 (8.13%) Renewable Energy
7 7 (5.69%) Clustering
8 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
9 4 (3.25%) Device Driver
10 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.44%) Spread Betting
10 3 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.81%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.81%) Mashup
12 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Linux
2 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (0.81%) Unix
2 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.33%) OO
3 37 (30.08%) Data Modelling
4 32 (26.02%) UML
5 29 (23.58%) BPMN
6 28 (22.76%) Asset Management
6 28 (22.76%) OOD
6 28 (22.76%) Wealth Management
7 24 (19.51%) Scrum
8 22 (17.89%) Open Source
9 21 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (17.07%) Software Engineering
10 19 (15.45%) E-Commerce
11 15 (12.20%) Microservices
12 13 (10.57%) Waterfall
13 12 (9.76%) SOA
14 11 (8.94%) Coaching
14 11 (8.94%) Kanban
15 10 (8.13%) Contract Management
16 9 (7.32%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.84%) Java
2 39 (31.71%) SQL
3 28 (22.76%) C++
4 26 (21.14%) JavaScript
5 21 (17.07%) C#
6 18 (14.63%) C
7 7 (5.69%) Python
8 6 (4.88%) Scala
9 4 (3.25%) Go
9 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.25%) Solidity
10 2 (1.63%) C++/CLI
10 2 (1.63%) Groovy
11 1 (0.81%) Clojure
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) Ruby
11 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.63%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.25%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.94%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Terraform
2 3 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.81%) MOM
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) GoldenSource
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.25%) Monax
3 4 (3.25%) WorldPay
4 2 (1.63%) Facebook
4 2 (1.63%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) Apigee
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) Mashery
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
5 1 (0.81%) WSO2